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One Foot in the Grave

(2017)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresThrash Metal
LabelsNuclear Blast
Album rating :  80 / 100
Votes :  1
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One Foot in the Grave Lyrics

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1. Pay to Pray (5:22)
I'm the front-man of forgiveness
Touring in my Chevrolet
All the bible-belt I ramble
Come, rejoice I'm on my way
I bring you the greatest love-show
And my play-list is a blast
I just got that certain spirit
And my fan-base's growing fast

I sell Jesus' backstage passes
May God bless you
Special offer, yes a bargain
I'm cheapest, it's true
Come to meet-and greet the savior
Sing: "Hallelu...!"
Free yourself from earthly burdens
I'll bear them for you
(I'll bear them for you, I'll bear them for you)

I will make you pay to pray
Say, won't you be redeemed today?
Yes, I will make you pay to pray
You never know when he will come,
You never know when you'll be gone
So take your chance and pay to pray

I present our choice of wonders
Lame, mute, deaf, I heal the lot
Raise your hands and join the chorus
What you give will do me good
Every question finds an answer
You can read it in my book
Merchandise, CDs and TV
Yes I get the masses hooked

I sell Jesus' backstage passes
May God bless you
Special offer, yes a bargain
I'm cheapest, it's true
Come to meet-and greet the savior
Sing: "Hallelu...!"
Free yourself from earthly burdens
I'll bear them for you
(I'll bear them for you, I'll bear them for you)

I will make you pay to pray
Say, won't you be redeemed today?
Yes, I will make you pay to pray
You never know when he will come,
You never know when you'll be gone
So take your chance and pay to pray

I sell Jesus' backstage passes
May God bless you
Special offer, yes a bargain
I'm cheapest, it's true
Come to meet-and greet the savior
Sing: "Hallelu...!"
Free yourself from earthly burdens
I'll bear them for you
(I'll bear them for you, I'll bear them for you)

I will make you pay to pray
Say, won't you be redeemed today?
Yes, I will make you pay to pray
You never know when he will come,
You never know when you'll be gone
So take your chance and pay to pray
I will make you pay to pray
(I will make you pay to pray)
Say, won't you be redeemed today?
(Say, won't you be redeemed today?)
2. Arena of the True Lies (5:08)
Arena of the true lies
More fake news everyday
Arena of the true lies
Clickbait-headlines come your way

Celebrate the tools of modern excitement
That social media will bring to your screen
Like gladiators in ancient Rome
You'll fight the spectacle right inside your home

Millions of your friends are watching
Morons who pretend they're talents
Speeders and roofers want your likes
Beauty tips and cats, cooking versus sex

(Cooking versus sex)
(Speeders and roofers want your likes)
(Beauty tips and cats, cooking versus sex)

Arena of the true lies
More fake news everyday
Arena of the true lies
Clickbait-headlines come your way

This is about emotion - litter the truth!
Ignore the facts - do rumors need proof?

Arena of the true lies
Addiction guaranteed

Populism rules while the traffic goes crazy
Let's have some junk food 'cause it's PizzaGate-time
If skepticism does hurt your brain
Just follow all the others doing the same

Talking face to face is retro
Smarter phones replace your feelings
Tracelook and Critter shape your world
Dream in sms, claim you're not obsessed

(Claim you're not obsessed)
(Tracelook and Critter shape your world)
(Dream in sms, claim you're not obsessed)

Arena of the true lies
More fake news everyday
Arena of the true lies
Clickbait-headlines come your way

This is about emotion - litter the truth!
Ignore the facts - do rumors need proof?

Arena of the true lies
Addiction guaranteed

Millions of your friends are watching
Morons who pretend they're talents
Speeders and roofers want your likes
Beauty tips and cats, cooking versus sex

(Cooking versus sex)
(Speeders and roofers want your likes)
(Beauty tips and cats, cooking versus sex)

Arena of the true lies
More fake news everyday
Arena of the true lies
Clickbait-headlines come your way
Arena of the true lies
Addiction guaranteed

This is about emotion - litter the truth!
Ignore the facts - do rumors need proof?
3. Don't Bullshit Us! (3:56)
Rising up with a steely genome
We hit the ground like a comet of chrome
Dressed in black - leather, spikes and chains
As rhythm through our veins

We're the guardians
Of nonconformity
The dreaded bogeymen
When we show up the brainwashed flee

Don't bullshit us anymore!
Stop the muzak! Just pull back those bad tracks!
Don't bullshit us anymore!
If you refuse to progress
We'll lecture you in loudness
We want Metal on the radio
Don't bullshit us! Don't bullshit us anymore!

Stations lost when we storm their rooms
Presenters hide 'cause their dodges are doomed
The volume's now under our control
See banging heads from pole to pole

We're the guardians
Of nonconformity
The dreaded bogeymen
When we show up the brainwashed flee

Don't bullshit us anymore!
Stop the muzak! Just pull back those bad tracks!
Don't bullshit us anymore!
If you refuse to progress
We'll lecture you in loudness
We want Metal on the radio
Don't bullshit us! Don't bullshit us anymore!

We'll wipe out crappy pop
No more pollution audio
Our wall of sound will rock
All loyal bangers show for show

We're the guardians
Of nonconformity
The dreaded bogeymen
When we show up the brainwashed flee

Don't bullshit us anymore!
Stop the muzak! Just pull back those bad tracks!
Don't bullshit us anymore!
If you refuse to progress
We'll lecture you in loudness
We want Metal on the radio
Don't bullshit us! Don't bullshit us anymore!
4. One Foot in the Grave (4:47)
When we were younger, decades ago
We've let it all hang out while boozing tons of alcohol
These days are over, we're fossils now
All threatened with extinction
Too weak, antique

Our joints are crunching
No sex but brand new teeth
We feel a troubling
Date of expiry

One foot in the grave - send in the doctor
With death face to face - the God of Beer is calling
One foot in the grave - where is my pension?
Grey hair's no disgrace - one foot in the grave

Real beauty lies in wrinkly tattoos
In our old age home the nurses have got piercings too
Hop in your wheelchair and feed some birds
Let's have a race on crutches
Senile with style

Black leather diapers (Black leather diapers)
Bedpans of shiny chrome
But we'll keep banging (But we'll keep banging)
And shake off Parkinsons

One foot in the grave - send in the doctor
With death face to face - the God of Beer is calling
One foot in the grave - where is my pension?
Grey hair's no disgrace - one foot in the grave

Our joints are crunching (Our joints are crunching)
No sex but brand new teeth
We feel a troubling (We feel a troubling)
Date of expiry

One foot in the grave - send in the doctor
With death face to face - the God of Beer is calling
One foot in the grave - where is my pension?
Grey hair's no disgrace - one foot in the grave
One foot in the grave - send in the doctor
With death face to face - the God of Beer is calling
One foot in the grave - where is my pension?
Grey hair's no disgrace - one foot in the grave
5. Syrian Nightmare (4:31)
Flashes from the missiles - fire in the sky
Bombardments hammer down
Howling of projectiles louder than the cries
I'm running alone

Fleeing from the soldiers - rebel groups alike
Surrounding our town
Killing the civilians - there's no place to hide
No mosque - no playground


When torture, pain & violence become daily routine
My eyes have no more tears left - too much grief I've seen

Syrian nightmare - calamity
The world is just watching in passive lethargy
Syrian nightmare - why should I pray?
The world is just watching the death toll anyway


Our so called leaders slaying us for years
Poison gas policy
Cruel interrogations, people disappear
War crimes, beastly

Many fled the country - millions like I'm told
Now I am one of them
You can call me Ahmed, I am 10 years old
Will I live again?


When torture, pain & violence become daily routine
My eyes have no more tears left - too much grief I've seen

Syrian nightmare - calamity
The world is just watching in passive lethargy
Syrian nightmare - why should I pray?
The world is just watching the death toll anyway


When torture, pain & violence become daily routine
My eyes have no more tears left - too much grief I've seen

Syrian nightmare - calamity
The world is just watching in passive lethargy
Syrian nightmare - why should I pray?
The world is just watching the death toll anyway

Syrian nightmare - calamity
The world is just watching in passive lethargy
Syrian nightmare - why should I pray?
The world is just watching the death toll anyway
6. Northern Crown (Lament of the Undead King) (4:22)
I was born in midwinter
When cruel frost bites the ground
With eyes like burning embers
Living by the oath I'm bound

Riding winds of fire
I return from beyond the grave
Killing all the liars
To take revenge for my death
Wreaking havoc

By full moon I shall rise
Leading my dead allies
I'll burn your wretched town
To claim it back, the Northern Crown!
Warriors like a flood
The undead spilling blood
Hail, ice and thunderstorm
To get it back, the Northern Crown!

Axes, broadswords, black magic
Demons at my command
On battlefields I'm crushing
Corpses across the land

This is my desire
In real life I'm a normal guy
I'm a taxi driver
But during lunch time watch out!
I'm daydreaming

By full moon I shall rise
Leading my dead allies
I'll burn your wretched town
To claim it back, the Northern Crown!
Warriors like a flood
The undead spilling blood
Hail, ice and thunderstorm
To get it back, the Northern Crown!

Riding winds of fire (fire)
I return from beyond the grave
Killing all the liars (liars)
To take revenge for my death
Wreaking havoc

By full moon I shall rise
Leading my dead allies
I'll burn your wretched town
To claim it back, the Northern Crown!
Warriors like a flood
The undead spilling blood
Hail, ice and thunderstorm
To get it back, the Northern Crown!
To get it back, the Northern Crown!
To get it back, the Northern Crown!
7. Lock 'Em Up (4:10)
Am I a radical man?
They say I'm ruthless because of my tan
But the fact is I am born to lead
Follow me and I'll show you the pros of greed

Drop your false morale, abandon your scruples
Dump democracy, it's in your way
Feminism sucks, women need harshness
Diss your rivals day by day!

Day by day!
Slogans pay!

Lock 'em up and they're gone!
Sent to prison, that's where they belong!
Minorities have to run
Lock 'em up 'cause they are - guilty!
Get them out of your sight - they're filthy!

You think that this is too rude?
Well, politics is for winners and brutes
The media will, and that's no surprise
Label you as a demagogue, telling lies

Wanna be like me, a billionaire racist?
Doubt the climate change, act like a Truck
Grab some pussies and try a weird haircut
Throw all migrants into jail!

Into jail!
We'll prevail!

Lock 'em up and they're gone!
Sent to prison, that's where they belong!
Minorities have to run
Lock 'em up 'cause they are - guilty!
Get them out of your sight - they're filthy!

Lock 'em up and they're gone!
Sent to prison, that's where they belong!
Minorities have to run
Lock 'em up 'cause they are - guilty!
Get them out of your sight - they're filthy!
Lock 'em up and they're gone!
Sent to prison, that's where they belong!
Minorities have to run
Lock 'em up 'cause they are - guilty!
Get them out of your sight - they're filthy!
8. The Evil That Men Display (3:14)
I met that guy, that guy late one night
His face was gleaming in the pale moonlight
His arms were scarred, a guitar in hand
I found it hard to keep my stand

I raised my very last beer for defense
He said "Thank you" in a mocking sense
And he said: "If I could start anew
I would play stuff like you!"

It's meant to shock you off
They try to scare away
They're really not that tough
Don't fear the evil that men display!

We played a show, a show far away
We left the bus for the restrooms urgently
Some local band had put on their make-up
The bathroom's floor soaked with blood

They played their show in an infernal way
Backstage we could hear them say:
"Don't you buy that new mascara!
You won't look well, smears like hell"

It's meant to shock you off
They try to scare away
They're really not that tough
Don't fear the evil that men display!

At first it scares you, strikes you with fright
Then it appears in a different light
What seemed to be an offensive attack?
Preventive defense to keep you back

If you see someone scary and frightful
Believe in half of what you see
Because the guys who are really nasty
Know to pretend they are friends

It's meant to shock you off
They try to scare away
They're really not that tough
Don't fear the evil that men display!
It's meant to shock you off
They try to scare away
They're really not that tough
Don't fear the evil that men display!
9. Secret Order 1516 (7:23)
We local brewers have lots of sorrows
Because the global race for energy has reached our home
For many reasons it feels like treason
The government is selling purity for dirty cash

Now is the time for resistance!
Defy the crime! And fight for our liquid gold!
Now is the time to show persistence!
We will decline! Non-toxic must be our goal!

Don't spoil the water underground!
You want to drill? Go frack yourself!
Exploit your shale gas somewhere else!

The Secret Order of 1516
Will keep the brewing forever fine and clean
Foam over fracking is what we demand
Or there'll be riots in every pub of this land
The Secret Order of 1516
Hops, barley, water was always our sole doctrine
The Secret Order 1516

They lust for trillions of cubic meters
Those greedy mining companies devour our land
"Contami-Nation" - is that your nation?
Like pumping poison down into the bowels of the earth?

Now is the time for resistance!
Defy the crime! And fight for our liquid gold!
Now is the time to show persistence!
We will proclaim: Non Toxicity!

Recall your lobbyists at once!
Respect our rights! Go frack yourself!
Enjoy your gnat's piss somewhere else!

The Secret Order of 1516
Will keep the brewing forever fine and clean
Foam over fracking is what we demand
Or there'll be riots in every pub of this land
The Secret Order of 1516
Hops, barley, water was always our sole doctrine
The Secret Order 1516

Don't spoil the water underground!
You want to drill? Go frack yourself!
Exploit your shale gas somewhere else!

The Secret Order of 1516
Will keep the brewing forever fine and clean
Foam over fracking is what we demand
Or there'll be riots in every pub of this land
The Secret Order of 1516
Hops, barley, water was always our sole doctrine
The Secret Order 1516
The Secret Order 1516.........
10. Sole Grinder (5:28)
Hey boys, I just booked for you
A special show and you will go
By plane you fly to heaven
I dealt it best! I'm sure you know
I'm convinced they might have
A backstage room and some catering
So sorry, can't be with you
My brand new sofa they will bring

I'm your sole grinder! I send you everywhere!
Degradation, exploitation
Are the least you'll have to bear
I'm your sole grinder! You'll travel where I say!
Cost reduction - my seduction!
I take care the tour will pay!

Hey boys, I just booked for you
A special show and you will go
By car you drive to nowhere
I dealt it best! I'm sure you know
I'm convinced they must have
A hotel room, a bed or so
Sorry guys, can't be with you
My favourite team I must support

I'm your sole grinder! I send you everywhere!
Degradation, exploitation
Are the least you'll have to bear
I'm your sole grinder! You'll travel where I say!
Cost reduction - my seduction!
I take care the tour will pay!

I'm your sole grinder!
Degradation, exploitation
I'm your sole grinder! I see you in a mo...!
Strict restriction - my conviction!
Where I send you I won't go!

Hey boys, I just booked for you
A special show and you will go
By ship around the planet
I dealt it best! I'm sure you know
I'm pretty sure they might have
An audience there, a stage or so
So sorry, can't be with you
Sci-Fi series I must view

I'm your sole grinder! I send you everywhere!
Degradation, exploitation
Are the least you'll have to bear
I'm your sole grinder! You'll travel where I say!
Cost reduction - my seduction!
I take care the tour will pay!
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