Tracks

01. Stand Tall
02. In For The Kill
03. Act Of God
04. On Parade
05. I Remain
06. Time Will Tell
07. Pride
08. Love And War
09. Hopeless?
10. Burn
11. All Fall Down
12. F.S.U.



01. Stand Tall

I can hear a voice inside
it's telling me to try to hold on
I tried to give it up
but then you put me back to where I belong
now faced with a bitter rival
and it's a matter of street survival
we must all be subjected to the words we don't want to hear

it was a game, now it's a war
were not ashamed to want some more
stand tall

time to prepare the masses
to counter what they had us believe
bust heads and kick some asses
cause it's the best to give than to receive
breakdown these walls together
cause silly words won't last forever
we must escape the past
can't spin our wheels to make it last

that's why the game was never won
it's all the same when said and done
stand tall


02. In For The Kill

ground troops are chasin
the whites of your eyes
close all the doors and
take a word from the wise
arm personnel and
deploy in the sand
drive like a knife
through the heart of the land

the heart of the land
where time stood still
against our will
won't get no rest until

we're in for the kill

bombs over head will make you
fall to your knees
warheads are launched
with infectious disease
no place to run to and
nowhere to hide
so why did you take us
along for the ride?

along for the ride
where time stood still
against our will
won't get no rest until

we're in for the kill


03. Act Of God

I believe that we've
deceived our sons -
they feel betrayed
how can we repent
to save ourselves
and face the day
rise up above the ash
do you see the wrath?
can you feel the reign?
lie on a bed of nails.
paying for your sins.
can you take the pain?

act of god
is what we'll bring
the war's on us
when everything's all said and done

in the end we try to mend
the scars we left behind
pay the toll to sell
the soul and strip
and search the mind
burn weaker than before.
we cannot ignore
a blessing in the skies.
the dark before the dawn
cast upon the earth
plans for our demise

act of god
is what we'll bring
the war's on us
when everything's all said and done


04. On Parade

now we've seen it all before
and there will come a time
when we'll see it all again
frown upon a distant shore
with intent to pulverize
and sacrifice our men

we live
we learn
to love this senseless on parade

what now? we've taken it to far
we'd drawn and crossed the line
like no one else before
is this a test of who we are?
then we must not forget
our casualties of war

we live. we learn. to love this senseless on parade

throw us up against that wall
objections overruled %NEWBLOCK%they've got us by the balls
we just never seem to learn that
our country tis of thee sweet land
of crash and burn

we live
we learn
we love this senseless on parade


05. I Remain

busted out back in 82'
a buncha kids with nothin to do
played bass, had a beat up car
no plans of takin it far
messed around,
got a couple of gigs
no chance of makin it big
some folks tried to bring us down
didn't know we had
our feet on the ground

don't wanna be nobodys tool
I ain't got the time to play the fool
don't wanna go down in flames
so for now I remain -

I remain

second wind circa 92'
took a chance and started anew
grass roots and a common cause
set pace and opened the doors
case in point -
it was outta control
with no sign of sellin a soul
you breakdown when the stakes are high
life sucks
and we're all gonna die

don't wanna be nobodys tool
I ain't got the time to play the fool
don't wanna go down in flames
so for now I remain -

I remain


06. Time Will Tell

up the ante and raise some hell
I'm on a quest for vengeance
and time will tell
gotta break the silence
and bend the rules
it's a paid vacation on a ship of fools

they say to let your conscience
always be your guide
but grass ain't always greener
on the other side
bipartisan just suits you
and you wear it well
your attitude has given
reason to rebel

time will tell

face the music, and face the fact
that we're comin at you,
better watch your back
it's an operation to test the will
gonna brief the nation
in a stone cold kill

a gross misunderstanding
seems to have taken place
for apathetic reason
to blow up in your face
the powertrip has ended
so leave what's left behind
this quest is never ending
can't buy that peace of mind

time will tell


07. Pride

they don't care what you say
they don't care what you do
they don't care what you think
it's killing me and killing you
fuck this bullshit
better do something fast
first impression, make it last
call it democracy
that's all for you and none for me
show us that you care

well we aint gonna be the first
and we aint gonna be the last
by giving us all the worst
we made it the fuckin best
our hearts still get pumpin
when the times are tough
but the times keep changing
so we best step up - step up

the final war has just begun
it's one for all and all for one
we'll let them know how we feel
we'll play it hard and keep it real
uncage our rage
the enemy is all around
take your pick and shoot him down
rebellion is the only way
we'll live to see a better day
keep your hands held high

as we enter the black hole
and it's suckin us fuckin dry
it's swallowin all the pride
never asking the question why
we fight for our rights
til the very last breath
emerging as victor
in life and in death - in death
we shall overcome


08. Love And War

crucify yourself
if you can save your face
justify all your wealth
and leave that nasty taste
seek and ye shall find
a world of discontent
so sign that bottom line
to pass the time well spent

I've waited all my life to live
I've given all I had to give
I ran beyond that extra mile
I've got to make this all worth while

all is fair in love and war

dignified, we speak
and all of us are never heard
truth is all we seek
lash out and spread the word
paradise is lost
and nothing is the same
every line was crossed
and no one took the blame

I've waited all my life to live
I've given all I had to give
I ran beyond that extra mile
I've got to make this all worth while

all is fair in love and war


09. Hopeless?

reap what you sew
if that's what you believe
blessed is the truth
beneath the web that you weave
holier than thou
were those that paved the way
for the world to fall apart
forever and a day

no, you can't bring us down
we don't need you around
fuck you! why should we care
when this is not our cross to bear

nation under god
and justice for all?
were gonna pay the price
cause somebody dropped the ball
long, lean, and mean
loud, pissed, and proud
we're coming to seek revenge
we're walking against the crowd

no, you can't bring us down
we don't need you around
fuck you!!! why should we care
when this is not our cross to bear

hopeless?


10. Burn

falling apart at the seams
but rolling as fast as we can
we're searching for some in betweens
and answers from only a man
who promised to help us to live
and begged us to borrow our trust
I gave it with not much to give
a lie to my face was unjust

that wasn't how it was suppose to be
so stand in line and wait your turn
cause there's injustice for all to see
fan the flames and watch it burn

recklessly crushing your dreams
they leave us forever in debt
well nothin's as good as it seems
if this is as good as it gets
desperately clinging to hope
they raised us to merely exist
we pick up the pieces to cope
cause we are the last on their list

that wasn't how it was suppose to be
so stand in line and wait your turn
cause there's injustice for all to see
fan the flames and watch it burn

dry my eyes, and all fall from grace
tell no lies, to my face
hear my call, and take your stand
reject all, rise and fall


11. All Fall Down

it's the crime of the centry
and millions are killed
the cupboards are empty
and pockets are filled
a vicous intention
to cut like a knife
in light of redemption
you fight for your life
innocence is lost
and it cannot be found
hence the holocaust
tis' in sorrow we drown

all fall down

now the guns are for hire
to kill on command
we jump in the fire
the time is at hand
we'll keep it together
and take it to heart
this hopeless endeavor
till death do us part
innocence is lost
and it cannot be found
hence the holocaust
tis in sorrow we drown

all fall down


12. F.S.U.

feel as strong as an ox
the psilocybin was laced with dust
suicidal's on the box
and kids are goin' fuckin nuts
starin at the face of death
a poster child who fits the bill
takes a break to catch a breath
lost and lonely, voids to fill

fall into a psychopathic rage
from within
I've been there and back since half my age
and to hell I've been
severing the hand on which we feed,
is not enough
status quo don't satisfy thy need

to fuck shut up

overdose is on the rise
lips are cold and eyes are black
it might be best to cut your ties
friends are falling through the cracks
time to taste the bitter pill
it's hard to swallow and tough to chew
make the promise that you will
think of better things to do

I know what it's like to feel your pain,
and I know it hurts
most confess to acting quite the same,
and maybe worse
severing the hand from which we feed,
is not enough
status quo don't satisfy thy need

to fuck shut up