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Thrash Zone

(1989)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHardcore, Punk, Thrash Metal, Crossover
LabelsMetal Blade Records
Album rating :  88 / 100
Votes :  5
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Thrash Zone Lyrics

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Submitted by level LightListener
1. Thrashard (3:40)
There's a gig at fifth and main
gonna catch the bus or take the train
we'll steal or find or borrow cash
and we'll be there ready to thrash

the band kicks in, they begin to rage
no-man's land, in front of the stage
poseurs in the bathroom still looking at their hair
thrashers in the foreground doing what they dare

in the pit, in the pit, in the pit, in the pit
in the pit

thrashing and slamming like hell in the pit
tomorrow they know may not come
banging and moshing like they don't give a shit
to the rapid beat of the drum

a boot to your forehead, a knee to your face
your nose and lips start to bleed
like a wild indian from outerspace
drunk and high on weed

guitar seems so fucking loud
people walking on the crowd
diving off the p.a. stacks
breaking ankles, necks and backs
then the circle begins to thrash in the pit
fists are flying, people are getting hit
tooth chippers left and right
skinheads in another fight
banging heads and broken jaws
because there are not laws
in the pit

then you start thrashing like never before
stagediving, headwalking like mad
doing your thing all over the floor
the best time that you've ever had

you are hurt all over, but can't feel a thing
not until the next day
then you'll wake up, stiff as a board
and the pain won't go away

another gig at fifth and main
we'll catch the bus or take the train
we'll steal or find or borrow cash
and we'll be there ready to thrash

in the pit, in the pit, in the pit, in the pit
in the pit
2. Beneath the Wheel (5:36)
Beneath the wheel

Go! Don't be late
first one out of the starting gate
run! Be on time
first one to cross the finish line

swim ahead of the school, if you have to, cheat
if you never slow down, you'll never be beat
if you lose in life, it's because you lagged
keep up with the traffic, or you'll be dragged down
beneath the wheel
beat the wheel
beat the wheel

go! Don't be tardy
fell asleep last night at a party
run! Make the grade
school's a job, but you don't get paid

run at the head of the pack, be the leader in this race
stay up front, just in case
if you lose in life, it's because you lagged
keep up with the traffic, or you'll be dragged down
beneath the wheel

Go! Don't be late
first one out of the starting gate
run! Make the grade
school's a job, but you don't get paid

don't play child's games, they're just a waste of mind
study every night or you might fall behind
dragged down
beat the wheel
beat the wheel

stop! You can't win
but you can always catch up in the end
3. Enemy Within (2:44)
enemy within in head
I often wish that I was dead
no self-control of my own mind
got to stop, there's no more time

Mommy, daddy, help me please
I beg of you, I'm on my knees
save me from this life I lead
the pain, the blood, the agony
I want to stop, somehow I can't
the time draws near, I start to pant
once again I put it off
i swallow hard and then i cough

enemy within in head
I often wish that I was dead
no self-control of my own mind
got to stop, there's no more time

I've got to try, I must release
rid my soul from this beast
it's my last chance, I must prevail
cast out the enemy, I mustn't fail

enemy within my head
I often wish that I was dead
no self-control of my own mind
got to stop, there's no more time
enemy enemy

enemy within my head
I often wish that I was dead
no self-control of my own mind
got to stop, there's no more time
4. Strategy (4:19)
question marks in my head
my mouth cried and my eyes bled
I stretched my thoughts, put them on the rack
in a mind so dark it's almost black

strategy
strategy

these distorted, contorted ideas of mine
are telling me something, I think it's a sign
hidden meanings found deep within
brought forth with the tip of a pen
then all these thoughts are on display
part of my lifetime strategy

strategy
strategy

question marks in my head
my mouth cried and my eyes bled
hidden meanings found deep within
brought forth with the tip of a pen
I stretched my thoughts, put them on the rack
in a mind so dark it's almost black

hidden meanings found deep within
brought forth with the tip of a pen
then all these thoughts are on display
part of my lifetime strategy

strategy
strategy
5. Gun Control (4:59)
Automatic weapons were meant for the war
but here they are right outside your front door
gangs and theives are armed to the hilt
ready to kill with out all the guilt

gun control
we need gun control
gun control
we need gun control

a shot rings out from down in the street
the gangs are restless from the night heat
the cold, black metal has made them insane
killing each other is part of the game

gun control
we need gun control
lock and load
I said lock and load

the barrel of a gun at the back of your head
your money or your life is all that he said
do you want to die or live to be old?
Don't think twice about gun control

gun control
we need gun control
gun control
we need gun control

we were given the right to bare arms
when our land was all ranch and farms
the law is old and needs updating
theres no time for hesitating

gun control
we need gun control
lock and load
I said lock and load
6. Kill the Words (4:43)
Kill the author of the best seller
place a bounty upon his head
kill the writer of opposition
tell the hit squad I want that man dead

I want him dead
I want him dead

kill free speech as an example
hang the corpse for all to see
kill all hope of restitution
and all who dare oppose me

kill the words
kill the words

infidels, pagans and traitors
allah damns you for your blasphemy
your satanic verses
have earned you a death sentence
I am sworn to kill all who may disagree

all of you heathens and unbelievers
I won't even give you a chance to fight
I've got my men out there, waiting and stationed
ready to strike when the time is right

burn the stores that serve as outlets
they are all my enemy
kill all means of distribution
that make possible all their heresy

kill the words
kill the words
7. Drown You Out (2:31)
We've waited with patience
for acceptance
into your lame-o stations

you've left us no choice
because you won't let us
voice our opinions

we've got to drown you out
drown you out
we've got to drown you out
drown you out

when commercial sponsors
decide what we hear
something's wrong

how much money would they lose
if they decided
to choose our song?

we've got to drown you out
drown you out
we've got to drown you out
drown you out

we've waited with patience
for acceptance
into your lame-o stations
you've left us no choice
and we have got to
voice our opinions
8. The Trade (4:28)
I'm on a roll, out of control
another one-night stand
I can't get away 'cause I'm on display
but I can't see you, man

smile for the cameras, smile for the fans
sign their records and shake their hands
try to stay healthy, try to get laid
make it to the show, that's the trade

that's the trade
that's the trade

I sleep all day on the freeway
on the bus between each gig
I'm making my living singing my songs
doing my thing, dig

I had a dream, so I made some plans
things have a way of working out
I found a few people and formed a band
taught myself how to shout

smile for the cameras, smile for the fans
sign their records and shake their hands
try to stay healthy, try to get laid
make it to the show, that's the trade

that's the trade
that's the trade

write down stuff you feel strongly about
others may feel the same
before you know it, you might be a big star
and everyone will know your name

when you learn the trade
and you're on display
you can't get away
everyone knows that name
everyone knows our name
everyone knows my name
9. Standing in Line (1:35)
Standing in line for something to eat
dragging my ass, dead on my feet
no more possessions, just my clothes
down on my luck and I'm sure it shows

no confidence, no self esteem
when I lost my love, I lost my dream
aching heart, head and soul
sleepless nights are taking their toll

back to the hotel on welfare street
a beer, then bed 'cause I'm so beat
walk down the hall just to take a piss
never thought I'd end up like this

the obvious conclusion, the inevitable end
death will be welcomed like a friend
10. Give a Hoot (3:55)
I give a hoot, but I still pollute
I don't know what's the matter with me
I won't kill, but I think I'd shoot
if it meant whether or not I'd be free

I give a hoot, but I still pollute
I don't know what's the matter with me
I won't kill, but I think I'd shoot
if it meant whether or not I'd be free

simulated sympathy in a world full of pain
it's each for his own if there's something to gain
I've got my own problems, it's hard to care
there's just more death than I can bear
so I fly my flag at half mast
big, black clouds hanging over me
my days are always overcast
burnt out buildings return my stare
but I must hang on though the sea is dead
I must hold on someone said
I must go on though young men die
I must push on but I can't remember why

I give a hoot, but I still pollute
I don't know what's the matter with me
I won't kill, but I think I'd shoot
if it meant whether or not I'd be free

I give a hoot, but I still pollute
I don't know what's the matter with me
I won't kill, but I think I'd shoot
if it meant whether or not I'd be free

simulated sympathy in a world full of pain
it's each for his own if there's something to gain
I've got my own problems, it's hard to care
there's just more death than I can bear
so I fly my flag at half mast
big, black clouds hanging over me
my days are always overcast
burnt out buildings return my stare
but I must hang on though the sea is dead
I must hold on someone said
I must go on though young men die
I must push on but I can't remember why
11. Worker Bee (0:56)
You're a worker bee, can't you see?
A cog in the wheel of their factory
you'll do what you're told until you grow old
or you get laid off because the company's sold

change your mind to change the way
you've lived up till now
go somewhere and have some fun
while you remember how

they'll buy a machine
know what I mean?
It punches your holes
at twice the speed
and half the cost
look at the boss
a smile on his face
he's laughing his ass off

change your mind to change the way
you've lived up till now
go somewhere and have some fun
if you remember how
12. Abduction (4:04)
Where have all the children gone?
How long must the search go on?
See them on the milk carton
someone stole their only son

abducted from their place of play
it seems to happen every day
almost like it's done for pay
but who's to know and who's to say?

posted in the corner store
two missing children, maybe more
their age, their height, the clothes they wore
and just what the witness saw

most of them are never found
although a few will come around
in garbage or the river drowned
sometimes six feet underground

abduction
abduction
abduction
abduction

abductors must be really sick
something in their heads went "click"
a message from some late-night flick
or even some backwoods, red-neck hick

the schools are going on patrol
'cause now the thief is on a roll
they're adding up and taking toll
abductor must not have a soul

where have all the children gone?
How long must the search go on?
See them on the milk carton
someone stole someone’s son

abducted from their place of play
it seems to happen every day
almost like it's done for pay
but who's to know and who's to say?
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