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Testament lyrics

Album: The Legacy [1987]

Tracks9
 01  Over the Wall
 02  The Haunting
 03  Burnt Offerings
 04  Raging Waters
 05  C.O.T.L.O.D.
 06  First Strike Is Deadly
 07  Do or Die
 08  Alone in the Dark
 09  Apocalyptic City
all Testament lyrics



Over the Wall
I've been a prisoner
Trapped in by fear
Ordered for the rest of my life
Condemned in a jail cell
Ain't seen life in years
Escape is the only way out

Restart my life or self destruction
To climb this wall of dark construction
Holding the quest for freedom
That beckons me

My sanity is all but gone
My patience is growing very weak
I need to get a hold of myself
I stare at the wall
For the right time has come
Escape must occur on this night

Restart my life or self destruction
To climb this wall of dark construction
Holding the quest for freedom
That beckons me

Stand in my way
And I'll run you straight through
There's no one to stop me now
For I'm on the loose
And I'm ready to start
Torture and hell on this town

Over the wall !

The search will not stop
And the hounds will not rest
Till I am back in my cell
For if I am caught
I will try it again
Over the wall I will go ...

I will go !
Go !

Restart my life or self destruction
To climb this wall of dark construction
Holding the quest for freedom
That beckons meback to top
The Haunting
Hear the screams, screams of fright
Shrieks of terror through the night
Souls of old band to hold
The meeting for the haunting night

Headless ghosts fill the halls
Shadow plays of grief and pain
Phantom speaks his final note
Tenants of the castle slain

Black cats will appear
As the witching hour nears
Lost souls will all be told
For a haunting we will go

See their dreams come to life
Under pressure holding tight
Feel the cold grabbing hold
To feed you on the haunting night

Evil witch, black as pitch
Starts a fire with a flinch
Burning fire rising higher
Making music like a choir

Children of the night
They're howling at black skies
The ruthless calls within
For the haunting now begins

Stay away from the shining light
Can't seem to find the answers there
Bring back the terror in the night
That we all share tonight

Hear the screams, screams of fright
Shrieks of terror through the night
Souls of old band to hold
The meeting for the haunting night

Headless ghosts fill the halls
Shadow plays of grief and pain
Phantom speaks his final note
Tenants of the castle slain

Black cats will appear
As the witching hour nears
Lost souls will all be told
For a haunting we will goback to top
Burnt Offerings
Summoned to the house of seance
To play the evil tarot cards
To find out what our fate will bring us
Before the war

Approaching now the hour of tiamat
Evil feelings in the air
The chosen wait impatiently
To find the rituals of power
Come out of the fire
Making the legacy known
Predicted by the past
Takes it's toll at last
Now knowing when it strikes

The endless feuding shows it's fate
The people are all shocked with fright
They know the end is coming near
It's time to fight
The revolution holds on strong
The armies have all met their match
Entire world up in arms
Destruction sees the spirits of anger
Come up from the gallows
Conjured my demons appear
Summoned to my cast, prey this deadly mass
Taken by the fire you fail

The world became a vast wasteland
Survivors turn into cannibals
Killing everything in sight
Warfare tonight
The armies are all closing in
The population's getting small
Feelings are as cold as ice
Survival names it's price
Starting to burn
The rape and violence grows high
A kingdom will rise
To rule with contempt
They will surprise
Kill and repent
The weakness in armies
'won't die'

Leaving now the house of seance
Speculating destiny
Wonder if the cards were true
Will wait to find out and will wait to seeback to top
Raging Waters
Our ship sailed on through the violent bearing sea
Not knowing of the danger waiting in store for me
We wound up all in mayhem, the vessel tossed and turned
The compass that had led us, we watched it slowly burn

We'll never see our homeland, we know it all right then
That fate was on the second hand of borrowed time again
For that evil pathed our way ...

The men were being thrown, from left and right they fell
The water was as hot as satan's forge from hell
The questions that arose, like 'where the hell are we ? '
I had a good idea, we're in the devils sea: the triangle !

The devil's triangle !

See what's become of your life left to life
No hope from this land of trust
Hell's winds scream sacrilege, death from above
The great white closes in ...
The corpses afloat, all shattered in rage
No hope for our peace of mind
Satan's vessel comes closer and closer
He holds the sea's fate in his hand !

Violence, terror, raging waters
Dying has scared us, nowhere to go now
Darkness prevails, no one to save us
Every one man for himself !

The red gem of hades is shining too hot
Satan's power becomes strong
His armies have killed so many before us
A sacrifice must be done
The door of the chosen has opened for us
What sanctuary will we see ?
See him panic, crying in lust
Screaming he'll get me !

Violence, terror, raging waters
Dying has scared us, nowhere to go now
Darkness prevails, no one to save us
Every one man for himself !

Our ship sailed on through the violent bearing sea
Not knowing of the danger waiting in store for me
We wound up all in mayhem, the vessel tossed and turned
The compass that had led us, we watched it slowly burn

We'll never see our homeland, we know it all right then
That fate was on the second hand of borrowed time again
For that evil pathed our way ...

Every one man for himself !back to top
C.O.T.L.O.D.
======================
Summoned to the house of seance
To play the evil tarot cards
To find out what our fate will bring us
Before the war
Approaching now the hour of tiamat
Evil feelings in the air
The chosen wait impatiently
To find the rituals of power
Come out of the fire
Making the legacy known
Predicted by the past
Takes its toll at last
Now knowing when it strikes
The endless feuding shows its fate
The people are all shocked with fright
They know the end is coming near
It's time to fight
The revolution holds on strong
The armies have all met their match
Entire world up in arms
Destruction sees the spirits of anger
Come up from the gallows
Conjured my demons appear
Summoned to my cast, prey this deadly mass
Taken by the fire you fail
The world became a vast wasteland
Survivors turn into cannibals
Killing everything in sight
Warfare tonight
The armies are all closing in
The population's getting small
Feelings are as cold as ice
Survival names its price
Starting to burn
The rape and violence grows high
A kingdom will rise
To rule with contempt
They will surprise
Kill and repent
The weakness in armies
"Won't die"
Leaving now the house of seance
Speculating destiny
Wonder if the cards were true
Will wait to find out and will wait to seeback to top
First Strike Is Deadly
You will pay the price of the master, and the master says ...

Prisoners of the venom master
Guilty for what you've been charged
Sit in cells, condemned to face
The deadly snap of their jaws
Terror stricken, you lie in wait
In the final hour
Knowing of your wretched fate
And the serpent's power

First strike is deadly !

The evil path that you must take
Is filled with the slither of snakes
They're hiding and waiting for the time to lunge
For your flesh and your fate
No one escapes or comes out alive
For the snakes never lose
For if they hit you just one time
You have just faced your doom

First strike is deadly !

Deadly strike, bred to kill
The venoms howling in your veins
Psychotic spell, a gift from hell
The sound of a deadly lead remainsback to top
Do or Die
Living my life on borrowed time
Watching my dreams disappear
My fists slowly clench as my mind seeks control
My body trembles in fear
Life was looking up for me when I left home
It seems like yesterday
Now I'll never go back there again
Here is where I'll stay

Nobody can hear you scream or shout
Once you're in, you won't come out
You will never see the light of day
I'm the hunter, you're my prey !

Watching the clash between the forces below
]from up in the planes we're flying
Survivors are taken as prisoners of war
The others are slowly dying
I shiver as we strap on our parachutes
We line up to jump out the doors
We're already there and there's no turning back
I fall to the scene of the war

Nobody can hear you scream or shout
Once you're in, you won't come out
You will never see the light of day
I'm the hunter, you're my prey !

You can see me, flying right over your head
Try to stop me, you can't cause your armies are dead
To cross the blood red trenches of the dead below
Do or die, hell's the place you'll go

Living my life on borrowed time
Watching my dreams disappear
My fists slowly clench as my mind seeks control
My body trembles in fear
Life was looking up for me when I left home
It seems like yesterday
Now I'll never go back there again
Here is where I'll stay

Nobody can hear you scream or shout
Once you're in, you won't come out
You will never see the light of day
I'm the hunter, you're my prey !back to top
Alone in the Dark
When I was but very young
Sorcerers came to claim my mind
Leaving death and hatred to unmask
The master of the game had won
And let his final sin be known
Killing those who stand in his path

Alone in the dark, where the demons are torturing me
The dark passage of revenge is all that I see

Armies of witches are called in from the north
Murder of the elders occur
The high priest of evil has lowered his iron fist
Thousands of people have died

The slaughter of the innocent
The house is burning that lights the sky
My nightmare has begun to unfold
The hissing of the cobra's tongue
Sound and feel of ripping flesh
Fall two thousand feet sky

My terror has controlled my life
And let my only weakness known
I got to rid this hell from my head
I fight off evil sorcerers
Rid my mind of his torture
And meet the falling angel in his realm

Alone in the dark, where the demons are torturing me
The dark passage of revenge is all that I see

Faustus prepares the legions of the night
Diviners from the far north arrive
Aimlessly people there huddled in a pack
Wreaking deadly havoc on mankind

I fall in my deepest sleep
To meet the evil asteroth
His title is the grand duke of hell
I fight until the end is near
To rid my mind of hopes and fears
My destination lies in my dreams

Set me free !

When I was but very young
Sorcerers came to claim my mind
Leaving death and hatred to unmask
The master of the game had won
And let his final sin be known
Killing those who stand in his path

Alone in the dark, where the demons are torturing me
The dark passage of revenge is all that I see

Armies of witches are called in from the north
Murder of the elders occur
The high priest of evil has lowered his iron fist
Thousands of people will dieback to top
Apocalyptic City
Born into a world of hatred
Nothing to live for
What started with a simple match
Turned into something more
The pain I felt inside my head
Came on my day of birth
Now the time has come for me
To burn the planet earth !

I can feel the fire burn inside of me
The power's at my fingers, waiting you shall see
Burn, ignite the population
Burn, causing mass cremation
Burn, feel no shame or pity
Burn, apocalyptic city

Years have passed as I stood still
To plan the final blow
I'll make the town go up in flames
A hellish death they'll know
As I pour on the gasoline
I listen deep inside
I hear the cries of all my victims
Nowhere to run or hide

I can feel the fire burn inside of me
The power's at my fingers, waiting you shall see
Burn, ignite the population
Burn, causing mass cremation
Burn, feel no shame or pity
Burn, apocalyptic city

Now my great assault is over
And my life is done
Staring at my great inferno
Was my only fun
So I leave you with my tale
Here my conscious falls
Victim of myself, so
Now I'll end it all

I can feel the fire burn inside of me
The power's at my fingers, waiting you shall see
Burn, ignite the population
Burn, causing mass cremation
Burn, feel no shame or pity
Burn, apocalyptic cityback to top
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