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When Obscenity Becomes the Norm... Awake!

(1989)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresCrossover, Thrash Metal
LabelsDeath Records
Album rating :  -
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When Obscenity Becomes the Norm... Awake! Lyrics

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1. Innocence '89 (0:52)
2. Something to Cry About (3:28)
Something
To
Cry
About
Pictures of Innocence,Raped & Polluted
By another man''s pain
Thin broken lips,not able to speak
Only softly ask,"Why?"
Big eyes blackened,not having yet seen
Visions of the parent''s rage,RAGE"
Fear fills a young child''s heart
Memories of love lost in the dark
Tears cloud his eyes
Bruises he tries to hide
Don''t ask no questions
You''ll get no answers,WHY?,WHY?,WHY?
He doesn''t understand
No he doesn''t understand
Pictures of innocence,raped & polluted
By another man''s pain
Thin broken lips not able to speak
Only softly ask,"Why?"
Big eyes blackened not having yet seen
Memories of love lost in the dark
Tears cloud his eyes
Bruises he tries to hide
Don''t ask no questions
You''ll get no answers,WHY?,WHY?,WHY?
He doesn''t understand
No he doesn''t understand
Something
To
Cry
About
He doesn''t understand
3. Seat of Power (2:24)
Welcome
To my world
I have done it all for you
Don''t you think
It is most powerful-Yes
Complete control
Is the key to success
Absolute
In the most divine sense
Seat of Power...Seat of Pain
Tears for pleasure...Tears Like Rain
Infinite lives...Lives are lost
Too Fucking bad...That''s the cost
The price you pay
Satisfaction for social decay
That''s the trade the trade we''ve made
The Seat of Power is carved of hate
Born of hate,greed & mistrust
Child of my semen & Mother Earth''s dust
Accept this Kingdom Hell I leave to you
Either way your future''s decided for you
The Seat of Power
It''s a Legacy
Seat of Power
The Seat of Power
Welcome to my fucking world
Don''t you think it is most powerful-Yes
Complete control is the key to success
Absolute in the most divine sense
Seat of Power...Seat of Pain
Tears for Pleasure...Tears like rain
Infinite lives...Lives are lost
Too fucking bad
4. Prolonged Agony/Ricky (2:25)
Legs blown off he''s got gangrene
They keep him alive on a machine
Prays for death every day
But the doctors won''t let him have his way
He says in
a pain-filled breath
If you must give
Please give death
Eaten away from the inside
A pain so bad she can''t hide
Her body is filled with a disease
Always suffering never at ease
Prays for death
Under the knife
No more of this
Force fed life
Prolonged Agony
Prolonged Agony
Never wanted to be confined to a bed
Said he would rather wind up dead
Dreams of a day when he''ll be free
When he''ll be out of his misery

Ricky robbed graves,Ricky was a teenage ghoul
Rick & his friends thought worshipping the devil was cool
Play with the Devil,You''re gonna get burned
Go into the woods with Ricky & never return
Ricky Lives,Satan Gives,Ricky Lives,Dead or Alive
Ricky Lives,Satan Gives,Ricky Lives,Dead or Alive
Ricky Lives,Satan Gives,Ricky Lives,Dead or Alive
Ricky Lives,Satan Gives,Ricky Lives,Dead or Alive
Underneath skies filled with hate
That''s where Gary met his fate
Underneath skies filled with rain
His body was a monument to Ricky''s pain
Ricky Lives,Satan Gives,Ricky Lives,Dead or Alive
Ricky Lives,Satan Gives,Ricky Lives,Dead or Alive
Ricky Lives,Satan Gives,Ricky Lives,Dead or Alive
Ricky Lives,Satan Gives,Ricky Lives,Dead or Alive
Ricky''s parents probably asked themselves "Why?"
Why was it their son wanted to fucking die
Ricky made his life a living hell
His final offering was himself hanging in his cell
5. The Search (4:01)
The answers you seek are inside yourself!
Searching for a little sanity
Not too impressed with this world''s humanity
Looking within for my own reality
Can''t help the world with out being whole myself
Got to know the questions
Before you can find the answers
Sick of the preaching brainwashing disease
Not gonna let the pain bring me to my knees
The answers for usare within you & me
The answers you seek
Look where you''d expect the least
Inside youself
Ask yourself the questions you''re afraid to hear
It''s not as bad as you fear
Know self truth
Don''t accept self deception
Can''t blame it on your youth
Defy natural inclination
Accept the task of breaking the chain
Searching for a little sanity
Not too impressed with this world''s humanity
Looking within for my own reality
Can''t help the world with out being whole myself
Got to know the questions
Before you can find the answers
Sick of the preaching,brainwashing disease
Not gonna let the pain bring me to my knees
The answers for us are within you & me
The answers you seek
Look where you''d expect the laest
Inside yourself
Ask yourself the questions you''re afraid to hear
Time,Spirit,Listen Learn
Time,Spirit,Listen,Learn
Hate,Fear,Pride,Pain
Got to throw these things away
Love,Courage,Health,Peace
For these things we need tp pray
6. Awake! (4:11)
You don''t fear no evil
If you got faith in yourself
Twentieth century
Charms and icons will do you no good
Wealth and reputation
It''s all an image, it''s all a lie
Won''t save our planet from doom
Don''t add to the power, to the destructive ability of the
Time bomb our world has become
To conform for the sake of compliance is like a knife
Plunged deep into the heart of humanity
When children have become
Dealers of flesh and poison
Selling their bodies, pawning their souls
Victims of the existence
When obscenity becomes the norm ... Awake
Sit in your homes
Think what a shame
In front of your TV''s
You''re as much to blame
Take some action
It''s the only way
When obscenity becomes the norm ... Awake
This is not, not a dream - reality
This is reality, believe what you''ve seen - what you see
The time to act, to act is right now - right now
Is the time for you an i to get together
For you and i, for you and i to work together
This is our world, where is the future ? Awake
This is our world, we are the future awake
This is our world, where is the future ? Awake
This is our world, we are the future awake ...
To the fact that something must be done and we are the ones
Who first must, first must come awake
You don''t fear no evil
If you got faith in yourself
Twentieth century
Charms and icons will do you no good
Wealth and reputation
It''s all an image, it''s all a lie
Won''t save our planet from doom
Don''t add to the power, to the destructive ability of the
Time bomb our world has become
Sit in your homes
Think what a shame
In front of your TV''s
You''re as much to blame
Take some action
It''s the only way
When obscenity becomes the norm ... Awake
To conform for the sake of compliance is like a knife
Plunged deep into the heart of humanity
When children have become
Dealers of flesh and poison
Selling their bodies, pawning their souls
Victims of the existence
Awake
This is our world, where is the future ?
This is our world, we are the future
This is our world, where is the future ?
This is our world, we are the future
7. Under Lock and Key (3:59)
Minds are kept under lock and key
Isolated - afraid of what we might see
Don''t want to think of what it might cost
Or all we''ve lost
Mistake, our mistake
Ignorance, apathy and hate
Mistake, our mistake
Ignorance, apathy and hate
Set our course forward straight and narrow
Tunnel vision self - imposed security
Ignore the warnings of what it might bring
Or what we''ve seen
Mistake, our mistake
Ignorance, apathy and hate
Mistake, our mistake
Ignorance, apathy and hate
In my mind the question burns
All our mistakes yet we never learn
Won''t face the truth, won''t face the facts
Instead of forward we''ve gone back
Going through life with blinders on
Eyes are shut to the things we''ve done
Minds are closed to the things we fear
In the darkness they''ve drawn near
Minds are kept under lock and key
Isolated - afraid of what we might see
Don''t want to think of what it might cost
Or all we''ve lost
Mistake, our mistake
Ignorance, apathy and hate
Mistake, our mistake
Ignorance, apathy and hate
Set our course forward straight and narrow
Tunnel vision self - imposed security
Ignore the warnings of what it might bring
Or what we''ve seen
Mistake, our mistake
Ignorance, apathy and hate
Mistake, our mistake
Ignorance, apathy and hate
Fear in our eyes that we can''t hide
Troubled life, a life of lies
Tortured souls'' minds cry for release
Not this time there''s no reprieve
In my mind the question burns
All our mistakes yet we never learn
Won''t face the truth, won''t face the facts
Instead of forward we''ve gone back
Sin after sin we forge on
Things once cherished, now they''re gone
8. Emotional Blackmail (2:54)
I need your money, you''ll send it to me
That''s all I hear on the TV.
Money is needed to say on the air
So take out those checks and show you care
They tell you what you want to hear
Don''t be so blind, it''s all so clear
It''s all the same everywhere I look
Twisting the words from the holy book
Emotional blackmail
Bleeding you dry
Emotional blackmail
Filled with lies
Translate the meaning to fit their need
Using you to satisfy their greed
I can''t believe you follow along
Why can''t you see what they''re doing is wrong
Taking your money is their goal
How can you believe these assholes ?
Jerry falwell, p.t.l.
You''re the ones who''ll burn in hell
How much, how much will it cost me ?
I gave, I gave and I am not free
Lies, all lies
I have been deceived
If there''s a god as we are told
I don''t think he can be bought or sold
Money won''t keep you out of hell
I don''t think god''s for sale
How much, how much to rid me of my sins ?
How much, how much so I can be cleansed ?
I gave, I gave
Got nothing in return
Lies, all lies
I got fucking furned
If there''s a god as we are told
I don''t think he can be bought or sold
Money won''t keep you out of hell
I don''t think god''s for sale
Emotional blackmail
Bleeding you dry
Emotional blackmail
Filled with lies
Emotional blackmail
Bleeding you dry
Emotional blackmail
Filled with lies
Open your eyes
9. Warsaw (4:04)
Man come to power with evil in his eyes
His hatred for a people he vowed to see die
Locked them up forever but not in a cell
No, he put these people in a living hell
Sealed off a section and threw them in
Like throwing Christians into the lion''s den
The smell of death from bodies on the ground
City of the dead
People left to die
Warsaw - no more
Why ?
Forced to live behind a wall beaten and abused
Forced to live in filth wrongly accused
Crowded together, given no choice
Force to live like animals given no voice
Heavily armed guards placed to keep control
Making sure the people stayed in their hell hole
People pass their loved ones by on the street
Loved ones now decayed and rotting meat
City of the dead
People left to die
Warsaw - no more
Why ?
Death is no stranger
It rears its ugly head
Death is no stranger
Just count all their dead
Man came to power with evil in his eyes
His hatred for a people he vowed to see die
Lock''em them up forever but not in a cell
No, me put these people in a living hell
Sealed of a section and threw them in
Like throwing Christians into the lion''s den
The smell of death lingers all around
The smell of death from bodies on the ground
City of the dead
People left to die
Warsaw - no more
Why ?
10. Died Young (2:25)
No more, he couldn''t take anymore
Slit his wrist, blood on the floor
A writer who wrote down his thoughts
Told about life and how he fought
Used blood instead of ink
Left his pen, a razor, in the sink
Too great, the pressure was too great
Needed help but now its too late
Died young, died young, died young, died young
High on drugs and alcohol
Smashed her car into a wall
A girl who had gone astray
Needed guidance to show the away
Living too fast, living on the edge
Playing with death, walking a ledge
No one there in the time of need
Killed herself living on speed
Died young, died young, died young, died young
It''s so sad, it happens all the time
So many people walk that line
A suicide every day of the week
Another young mind put to sleep
The answers must be out there somewhere
Take the time and show we care
Where to begin, where to start
The place to start is in our hearts
No more, he couldn''t take anymore
Slit his wrist, blood on the floor
A writer who write down his thoughts
Told about life and how he fought
Used blood instead of ink
Left his pen, a razor, in the sink
Too great, the pressure was too great
Needed help but now its too late
Died young, died young, died young, died young
11. Circus of Horrors/Civilized (6:57)
No ... No, no, no!
I''ve got something to say and you will listen
Gonna state my mind, state my position
Great white hunters, guns to their sides
Trigger happy bastards gunning for their hides
The destruction of life to satisfy their pride
Butchers on the hunt, the ones who kill for pay
Slaughtering helpless animals after day
The ones who kill for profit, the pelts that make them rich
To satisfy the wants of some self-righteous bitch
Killing of the innocent, the destruction of their lives
Done nothing wrong, just trying to survive
Animals are killed solely for their skins
While we sit back and watch it happen again
Civilized - that''s what we''re called
Civilized - no, not at all
How can we make such a claim
When to us killing''s game ?
Bragging at the office about the ones they''ve killed
Glowing, thinking about all the blood they''ve spilled
See the gleam deep within their eyes
Satisfied that something has died
Civilized - that''s what we''ve called
Civilized - no, not at all
How can we make such a claim
When to us killing''s game ?
No - it''s got to stop
When will it end
Can''t turn away
And sit back
We call ourselves civilized
How can we be civilized
No way we are civilized
Who dares say we are
We call ourselves civilized
How can we be civilized
No way we are civilized
Who dares say we are
No - what have we done ?
What have we become ?
Can''t believe my eyes
No, no more lies
We can''t go on the way we have, it''s time to turn around
Because of us all the dead lie scattered across the ground
We call ourselves civilized
How can we be civilized
No way we are civilized
Who dares say we are ...
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