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Dying for Life

(2001)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresPower Metal, Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal
LabelsNightmare Records
Album rating :  -
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Dying for Life Lyrics

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Submitted by level LightListener
1. Soul of Ice (5:35)
Sorcerer, blind me with your eyes
Deny me, cast me aside
Mine is vengeance, now I see
Unleash the killer within me
Dark clouds come rolling in
My mind is scarred with your sin

Show me what your tarot holds
Your ending now unfolds
Look what your future holds for you
Do what the demons tell me to do
Extinguish all power to be free
Remove the shadow cast over me

See the moon turning black
For me there is no turning back
No magic left to succumb
My final quest has begun
Tomorrow seems eternally still
To the years that pass me by

I've seen visions of my past life
And the wreckage left behind
Now I stare lost into the mirror
Tearing questions from my mind
No one is there for me to turn to

My hands held up to the sky
Asylum my only friend
The night turns without end
No tears left to cry
I am a soul of ice
2. Consequence (5:12)
Random acts of cruelty
Victims lying in the wake
Friend or foe it makes no difference
You are always on the take

Act without reason, the choice you have made
Thinking only of yourself
You take chances without regard
Clueless of the cards you have dealt

Acts of dissension, malicious intent
As long as you get what you're after
You have no fear of retaliation
Here in the now or here after
I am but one of those you have hurt
All that I hear is your laughter

I see you there, you do not care
Walking the tightrope of life
With no safety net
Living your life as a fool
So take what you can get

It's all consequence
It only makes sense
To reap what you sow
It's all just a show

Look beyond the facade
And take one look at me
The world does not revolve around you
I'm not here to serve your needs

But you can't accept the truth
You're not invisible
In the shadow of a doubt
Build a fence around the wall

I see you there, I do not care!

It's all consequence
It only makes sense
To reap what you sow
It's all just a show
3. Deceiver Within (4:50)
I know you better than you think
I know a lot about your past
And why you wear a mask

You may deceive with your disguise
And you may buy yourself some time
Until the end of time

To yourself, your reflection tells a lie
Look inside, there's a dark side that you hide
I make my presence felt
I will not be ignored

Just like an open sore
I help to hurt it more

I am the wound that will not heal
I am the secret you conceal
I am the truth you can't reveal

You thought I might forget
Vanish without a trace
Just when you least expect then I will show my face

I am the witness to the crime
I am the track you left behind
I am the setback in your plans
I am the blood upon your hands

You tried to bury me
But I came back to life
Now you must carry me
Until the day you die
Until you die

I am the bed in which you sleep
I am forever yours to keep
4. Distanced (6:11)
Today is the day we go our separate way
No longer will I carry twice the weight
It's time to cut you loose

You won't drag me down this time
Misery loves company
Your invitation I decline
I watch you sink in the quicksand
But you refuse to extend your hand

You've been crying wolf for years
Now I see the wolf is you
Am I a victim or a volunteer
You prey on me, still I pray for you

Some people never change
I don't believe you will
I don't intend to wait
For snow to fall in hell

You took my charity for granted you took advantage of my trust
I guess I should've seen it coming
I let my guard down and you struck

Forget you ever knew my name
Ask this of me and I will do the same

There's nothing more to say
Your silence says it all
You best be on your way
Just remember not to call

And remember to forget the brother you never had
I am not my brother's keeper!
5. Times of Trial (8:26)
When you wake up in the morning
Can you tell me what you see
A gentle flowing river
Or a stormy troubled sea

In this life you will find
Tests and trials and despair
If your faith is strong
you'll know where to cast your cares

Hold your head up high, not with pride or arrogance
Be glad to know you got another chance

I know the pain that's in your life
Been down that road before
Just when things were going right
Fate had a twist in store

Two roads I must travel on
One life for another death
One voice whispered in my ear
Don't you give up just yet

On a trail of tears, I have to face my fears
Unlike the other one, left life with his own gun

Just what went through his mind
That peace he'll never find
How do I carry on, now that my brother is gone?

My life flashed before my eyes
When I was twenty-five
When I thought this could be the end
I fought to stay alive

I was indestructible
I lived an ideal life
But things change for better or for worse
Each life a gift divine

From the lessons learned and the bridges I have burned
I have found but one true friend
Who will stand by me through times of complexity
And help me through the times of trial

When I look in a mirror I can tell you who I see
A man with new beginnings
Living out his destiny

I am here with you in spirit
I will never leave your side
I'll be right here if you need me
Take my hand and walk with me

All the while these are times of trial
Carry onward through the darkest miles
6. Mad Poet (6:21)
The poet sits and twists the meter 'round
And in the glare you'd swear his smile was a frown
And Hermes there, he stares as the pages grow
And all are left to fend for their own

There was a time when he was in command
Now it seems that he is quite mad, so sad
There was a time when he was in demand
But now it seems that he is quite mad

The Titan took a look with leer
As Cronos split the world with a fear
Icarus has flown, he knows he is not alone
As Aries waits with hate upon his fiery throne

Do you now believe it?
There he is, the mad poet
Another page like the one before

Loki tricks his brother Thor
As he turns the metaphor
Odin makes the thunder roar

The Incubus doesn't know which way to go
The Succubus entices her weary foe
And Hera, in her spiteful way, allows Hades to claim the day

When he looks at what he has done he throws hie feathered quill away
No more wine, no more rowdy songs
The bell tolls to claim its pawn

When does a man begin to live again?
When he is just a step away
7. Politicide (7:37)
Crooked politicians promise things
And never see them through
Bleed this country bankrupt
All the while they're bleeding me and you
Thousands here are homeless, starving in the streets, holding out their hands
It's our responsibility when in need to cater foreign lands

Land of the free, home of the brave
Land of the tax, home of the slave

Freedom comes at a price we all must pay
We can't afford to buy our freedom

For it men fight
For it men die
For that it costs to be free
The more they take control
The less free we become

Election day is judgement day
See the candidate telling two-faced lies–elected he betrays our trust
We fall prey to a wolf in sheep's disguise
Special interests, bureaucrats let their money talk
Practice what they preach
Another crooked candidate wins another vote
Takes another seat

In God we trust with every cent
God can't approve how it is spent

You can't always believe what the journalists report
The media is biased the facts they will distort
The networks and the news
The tabloids and the press
Program and confuse the right turn to the left
A big conspiracy to keep us in the dark

A shot heard 'round the world the sniper hit the mark
8. Dying for Life (Limbo, Part 2) (9:13)
The soul lives on beyond this life will you ascend into the light
Or be consumed by nothingness
Or cast into the black
For as above is so below and only one will take your soul

I've been to the grave
I've seen my life end
Of my own free will
Death by my own hand my blood has been shed

My soul has been damned
My spirit condemned
My sin I repent

With broken heart and broken mind
I took my life before its time
For one must die to rest in peace
I tried to put my mind at ease
I never thought my suffering would last for all eternity

The soul lives on beyond this life will you ascend into the light
Or be consumed by nothingness
Or feel the flames of hell fire

I've traveled afar to the ends of the earth
I watch from afar, in shadows I lurk

For every death, a life is born
A soul is sent, a soul returns
My life on earth a living hell
A pain I know too much, too well

My mortal soul is in despair
A punishment I cannot bear
Forsaken by God, exiled to the land of lost souls
Into the unknown, tortured spirit in limbo, I roam

Almighty God! All merciful, please hear my cry
He listens not, my plea for forgiveness denied
Thou hast been given life
Thou shalt not taketh away!

My absence of faith
My wings will not fly
My soul will not rest

A paradise awaits the saved the promise kept to thee of faith
Lived by the word, receive the son
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done
Deliverance, divine wings of rapture rejoice

The angels fly to the light
They're guided by voice
I'm left behind in anguish
I mourn my own death

Forevermore,
Unborn dying again
And again, dying again, dying for eternal life
9. Netherworld (bonus track) (8:22)
Netherworld

Tossing, turning, restless
Can not sleep
Drenched in perspiration
Dampened sheets
Nestled in nocturnal darkness lay
Reeling, my subconscious
Mind at play

Drifting, fading, falling
Losing grasp
Clinching, gritting, grinding
Teeth I gnash
Astroplaning dreamscapes
I survey
Out of body, spirit floats away
Half asleep, half awake
Upon the edge of twilight
Past the gate, past the maze
Guided by your mind's eye

Exit the realm of reality
Opening the doors of perception
Through the corridors
Of the labyrinth
Enter the limbic void

Drawn to moaning voices
Calling out my name
I walk into a room
I thought from which they came
Bodies wrapped in orgies
Writhe in mortal lust
Sculptured figures made of flesh
Turn into dust

Right before my eyes
Changed the scenery
As the floor falls out
From beneath me
Sucked through a hole to an infinity
Into the vast unknown

Tormented cries of those
Cast into the abyss
The screams descend
And hallow in eternal pitch
The vacuum vortex
Swallows souls
In swirling stew
Into the belly of
Leviathan they spew-
That's when I woke up
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