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The Way of the Fist

(2007)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresGroove Metal, Thrash Metal
LabelsFirm Music
Album rating :  80.3 / 100
Votes :  10
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The Way of the Fist Lyrics

(10)
Submitted by level DaveÅkerfeldt
1. Ashes (3:44)
You don't understand me... And you probably never will!!
I got a tendency to self destruct... And a soft spot, for the filth!!
A hair trigger temperament... A switchblade, for a tongue!!
I'm a walking 1 man genocide... With a black belt, in corrupt!!

EVERYTHING I TOUCH TURNS TO ASHES!!
..FALLS AWAY!! ..IT FALLS AWAY!?
EVERYTHING I TOUCH TURNS TO ASHES!!??!!
..SLIPS RIGHT THROUGH MY HANDS!!??!!

..Love me!?
..Hate me!?!
Isolate me, everyday that I'm alive!!
Strait up mentally unstable!!
YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIKE MY LIFE!!

I'm a jinx, a curse;
..Some say, "THE WORST!!!"
I'm a savage, rabid beast!!
I've been called so many fuckING things....It doesn't affect me in the least!!
I've stolen, lied, been crucified!! But I don't regret a thing!!
I'm an egocentric, masochist...With a sadist's point of bleak!!

EVERYTHING I TOUCH TURNS TO ASHES!!
...FALLS AWAY!! ..IT FALLS AWAY!!??!!
EVERYTHING I TOUCH TURNS TO ASHES!!??!!
..IT SLIPS RIGHT THROUGH MY HANDS!?!?

[bridge]
..Love me?!
..Hate me!?
Isolate me, everyday that I'm alive!!
Live to prove you wrong. it's easy...When your heart is filled with ice!!
Chapters In My Life Define Me!!
Changed me into this deprived...
Strait up, mentally unstable!!
YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIKE MY LIFE!!!

[guitar solo]

EVERYTHING I TOUCH TURNS TO ASHES!!
FALLS AWAY!! ..IT FALLS AWAY!!??!!
EVERYTHING I TOUCH TURNS TO ASHES!!??!!
...IT SLIPS RIGHT THROUGH MY HANDS!?!?
2. The Way of the Fist (3:58)
BREAK
THIS
SHIT
DOWN!

ZOLTAN OPEN THE SKY!

[solo: Zoltan]

YOU WANT IT YOU GOT IT!!
EVERY THING YOU NEEDED AND MORE!!
YOU SAID IT I HEARD IT!!
CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR!!
DELETED, DEFEATED, EVERYTHING YOU'VE EVER BEEN!!
NO MERCY!! ITS THE WAY OF THE FIST!!

STRAPPED WITH RAGE!!
GOT NO PATIENCE FOR VICTIMS!!
SICK AND TIRED OF THE WHOLE fuckING WORLD!!

I DON'T REMEMBER ASKING YOU ABOUT YOUR IMPERFECTIONS?!
YOU MIGHT WIN ONE BATTLE !?!
BUT KNOW THIS I'LL WIN THE fuckING WAR!!!!

STEP TO ME!! STEP TO ME MOTHER fuckER!!
ZIP YOUR LIP, YOU'VE RUN OUT OF TIME!!
STEP TO ME, STEP TO ME MOTHER fuckER!!
TALK THE TALK NOW WALK THE DAMN LINE!!

..DESERVE IT!! YOU EARNED IT!!
..GOT YOURSELF A fuckING WAR!!
..BELIEVE IT!! YOU NEED IT!!
..FACE DOWN, ON THE fuckING FLOOR!!
I HATE IT!! CANT TAKE IT!!
..WANNA BREAK YOUR fuckING BONES!!
NO MERCY!! YOU FAGGOT!!
SHOULD HAVE LEFT IT ALL ALONE!!

STRAPPED WITH RAGE!!
GOT NO PATIENCE FOR VICTIMS!!
SICK AND TIRED, OF YOUR WHOLE fuckING WORLD!!!!

I DON'T REMEMBER ASKING YOU ABOUT YOUR IMPERFECTIONS?!
YOU MIGHT WIN ONE BATTLE!?!
BUT KNOW THIS I'LL WIN THE fuckING WAR!!!!
As you crash and burn

1, 2, fuck YOU!!

STEP TO ME!! STEP TO ME MOTHER fuckER!!
ZIP YOUR LIP!! YOU'VE RUN OUT OF TIME!!
STEP TO ME!! STEP TO ME MOTHER fuckER!!
TALKED THE TALK NOW WALK THE DAMN LINE!!!!
STEP TO ME!! STEP TO ME MOTHER fuckER!!
SHUT YOUR FACE!! ITS YOUR TURN TO DIE!!!
STEP TO ME!! STEP TO ME ANYBODY!!!
TALK THE SHIT YOUR ASS IS MINE!!
3. Salvation (3:20)
Disgusted by your weakness!!
You have NO right to live!!
To know you... Is to HATE you!!
But your life's, yours to give!!

You monkey see: You monkey do!!
You're always doing what they tell you to!!
You're such a puppet on a string!!
YOU DON'T GET IT!!??!!

I won't bow to something that I've never seen.
I can't believe in something that doesn't believe in me!
I'm not Blood of Your Blood!
I'm no son of your God!!
I've no faith in your fate!!
..STILL I FIND SALVATION!!

[guitar solo]

YOU THINK YOU HAVE THE ANSWERS... TO EVERY LAST DETAIL!?!
IN YOUR EYES YOU'RE THE "VICTOR"!?!
IN MINE YOU'VE ALL, BUT FAILED!!!!

You monkey see: You monkey do!!
You're always doing what they tell you to!!
You're such a puppet on a string!!
YOU DON'T GET IT!!??!!

You monkey see: You monkey do!!
You're always doing what they tell you to!!
You're such a puppet on a string!!
YOU DON'T GET IT!!??!!

I won't bow to something that I've never seen.
I can't believe in something that doesn't believe in me!
I'm not Blood of Your Blood!
I'm no son of your God!!
I've no faith in your fate!!
..STILL I FIND SALVATION!!

...STILL I FIND SALVATION!!
4. The Bleeding (4:28)
I remember when all the games began.
Remember every little lie
and every last goodbye.
Promises you broke, words you choked on
and I never walked away. Its still a mystery to me

Well I'm so empty
I'm better off without you and you're better off without me.
Well you're so UNCLEAN!!
I'm better off without you and YOU'RE BETTER OFF WITHOUT ME!!

THE LYING!!
THE BLEEDING!!
THE SCREAMING!!!
WAS TEARING ME APART!!
THE HATRED!!
DECEIVING!!
THE BLEEDING!!
IT'S OVER!!!

Paint the mirrors black (to forget you)
I still picture your face and the way you used to taste.
Roses in a glass dead and wilted.
To you this all was nothing,
everything to you is nothing

Well you're so filthy...
I'm better off without you and you're better off without me.
Well I'm so UGLY!!
You're better off without me and I'M BETTER OFF WITHOUT!!!

THE LYING!!
THE BLEEDING!!
THE SCREAMING!!
WAS TEARING ME APART!!!
THE HATRED!!
THE BEATINGS!!
DISASTER!!!
IT'S OVER!!

As wicked as you are...you're beautiful to me.
You're the darkest burning star, your MY PERFECT DISEASE!

THE LYING!!
THE BLEEDING!!
THE SCREAMING!!!
WAS TEARING ME APART!!
THE HATRED!!
THE BEATINGS!!
IT'S OVER!!!
DISASTER!!
5. A Place to Die (3:40)
Its days like this I wish that I had stayed asleep!!
It's times like these that make it so difficult to be!!
The light at the end, the crack in the sky, there's NO promise for release!?!
No way for me to get away!!
And all I'm trying to do is breathe!!

[1st chorus]
Searching... For SOMETHING more!?
Searching.... For SOMETHING right!?
Searching... For a sense of clarity!!
Searching.... FOR A PLACE TO DIE!!!!

Days like this I really wish... I really wish I wasn't ME!!
Its times like this that make it hard... makes it hard to fucking see!!
No light at the end!! No crack in the sky!! EVERYONE ends up DECEASED!!
A life like mine makes a man!! Turns a grown man to a flea!!

[2nd chorus]

[guitar solo into bridge]

[bridge]
Piece by Piece, I slowly fade away... I slowly drift apart.
I see a different world, closing in on the future.
Sorry to be so cynical... but it's all I know!
Piece by Piece, I slowly start to change... I SLOWLY START TO CHANGE!!!!

Its days like this I wish that I had stayed asleep!!
It's times like these that make it SO difficult to be!!
No light in THE END!?! No crack in the sky!?!
EVERYONE ends up deceased!!!!
A LIFE LIKE MINE... MAKES A MAN!!
TURNS A GROWN MAN TO A FLEA!!!!!!

[last chorus]
SEARCHING... FOR A PLACE TO DIE!
6. The Devil's Own (4:12)
...WWWWWHHHHHHHYYYYYY???!!!!!
Where did I go wrong?!
Who was I supposed to be?!
No matter what I've done...You've ALWAYS criticized me!!
Where did I go wrong?! Who was I supposed to be?!
When it's said and done...Will you remember?!

SLAP ON THE WRIST...SMACKS IN THE FACE...THE FAMILY TREE!!
GAVE ME A NAME... AND NOTHING MORE!!
"...NEGLECTED SEED!!"
....WWWWWHHHHHHYYYYYYYY????!!!!!!

IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU I'M BROKEN!!
IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU I'M DEAD INSIDE!!
- "I never asked to be here!!"
IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU I'M GODFORSAKEN!!
- "I never wanted this!!"
IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU I'M DEAD INSIDE!!

Where did I go wrong?! Who was I supposed to be?!
No matter what I've done... You ALWAYS criticize me!!??!!
What did I do wrong?! What was I supposed to be?!
When it's said, and done....WILL YOU REMEMBER....ME?!!!?

A HAPPY HOME!?!
A FAIRY TALE!!
A BROKEN DREAM!!
GAVE ME A LIFE... THEN TURNED AWAY!?!
...KILLED EVERYTHING!!!
...WWWWHHHHHHYYYYYYYY?!!!!!!?????!!!!

IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU I'M BROKEN!!
IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU I'M DEAD INSIDE!!
- "I never asked to be here!!"
IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU I'M GODFORSAKEN!!
- "I never wanted this!!")
IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU I'M DEAD INSIDE!!

FATHER...BASTARD...I'M THE DEVIL'S VERY OWN!!!
MOTHER...KNOW NOT....JUST WHO, I'VE BECOME?!?
FATHER...HATE ME... FOR BEING ALL YOUR NOT!!!
MOTHERS... BABY... I HATE WHAT I'VE BECOME!!!!
I HATE WHAT I'VE BECOME!!!!
I HATE WHAT I'VE BECOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU I'M BROKEN!!
IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU I'M DEAD INSIDE!!
- "I never asked to be here!!"
IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU I'M GODFORSAKEN!!
- "I never wanted this!!")
IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU I'M DEAD INSIDE!!

Where did I go wrong?! Who was I supposed to be?!
No matter what I've done... You ALWAYS criticize me!!??!!
What did I do wrong?! What was I supposed to be?!
When it's said, and done....WILL YOU REMEMBER....MEEEEEEEE?
7. White Knuckles (4:10)
Oh, fuck it all!

[V1:]
Sick of being sick and tired, sick of understanding
Tired of feeling sick to my stomach
Demons inside command me

They're saying crush it, break it, smash it
Fuckin' kill 'em all!
Laugh as it falls away
I won't dodge another silver bullet
Just to save a little face

[Chorus:]
I want you to know, I want you to see
I want you to look beyond your own eyes
Past your afflictions

[V2:]
How many people really care?
How many will be standing?
I'll light the match, the flame, the fuse, the bomb
Rescue the world from slavery

I wanna torch it, burn it, scorch it, fuckin' stomp it out
Laugh as it blows away
I won't eat another rotten apple
Though I've grown to like the taste

[Chorus:]
I want you to know, I want you to see
I want you to look beyond your own eyes
Past your afflictions
I want you to hurt, want you to bleed
I want you to look beyond your own face
Past your infections

[Pre-Chorus:]
I'm taking back control with my knuckles
Taking back control with my knuckles
I'm taking back control with my knuckles
Taking back control with my knuckles

Smash it, burn it, break it, kill it
Fuck 'em all!

[Chorus:]
I want you to know, I want you to see
I want you to look beyond your own eyes
Past your afflictions
I want you to hurt, want you to bleed
I want you to look beyond your own face
Past your infections
8. Can't Heal You (3:03)
The deeper you get,
the farther you fall down.
the closer I get,
the more you dissolve
You're lost inside
your pale addictions
Bury you with the demons in the ash
Can't heal you, don't want to, cause you can't save your fucking self.
Can't heal you, don't need to, cause you won't save yourself.
YOU ARE THE ONE who made the decision, stuck in a prison shattered and broken,
I am the one who expected to heal you save you from drowning in your endless nightmare.
Blessed be
The disillusioned
the banished misfit and the cursed hollow son
Can't heal you, I don't want to, cause you can't save yourself.
Can't help you, don't need to, cause you won't save yourself.

We're taught to perish, but fade away. Become the haunted and die as slaves.
Can't heal you, I don't want to, cause you can't save yourself.
Can't help you, don't need to, cause you won't save yourself
Can't heal you, don't want to, cause you can't save yourfuckingself.
Can't heal you, don't need to, cause you won't save yourself.
fuck- fuck, fuck, fuck!!!
9. Death Before Dishonor (3:54)
[V1:]
To the haters, the takers, the liars, all the vultures and the bottom feeding scum
The FCC, the FBI and every tin god with a badge and a gun
You talk and talk, you preach and bitch but your words don't mean a thing
You get what you give, you give what you get
Just the way it's always been

[Chorus:]
I choose death before dishonor
I'd rather die than live down on my knees
Bury me like a soldier, with my dignity!

[V2:]
You imitate the ostracized, put your head beneath the sand
Your cup it runneth over, must be rough to live so grand
You reap what you sew, you pay what you owe unless you bathe yourself in greed
You rob and you take, your world is fake
There's no honor amongst the thieves

[Chorus:]
I choose death before dishonor
I'd rather die than live down on my knees
Bury me like a soldier, with my dignity!

[Pre-Chorus:]
Fuck!
You're self righteous, self pretentious
Your ways are not for me
You're deluded, so confused
Your world I don't believe

[Chorus:]
I choose death before dishonor
I'd rather die than live down on my knees
Bury me like a soldier...

Bury me! (Bury me!)
Bury me! (Bury me!)
Bury me!

With my dignity!
10. Meet the Monster (4:23)
[V1:]
It's not that complicated and you ain't gotta believe
They'll put me down in a hole before I let you succeed
I've never been complacent, I can't afford to be
I know you think you're special but you ain't nothin'

[Pre-Chorus:]
Can you read between the lines?
Or are you stuck in black and white?
Hope I'm on the list of people that you hate
It's time you met the monster that you have helped create
Boo!

[Chorus:]
You've pushed me one too many times
I'm sick of all of the fiction, we're gonna settle it
You've pushed me one too many times
I'm sick of all of the shit, I'm gonna settle it!

[V2:]
It's not that complicated and you ain't gotta believe
They'll put me down in a hole before I let you succeed
I've never been complacent, I can't afford to be
I know you think you're special but you ain't nothin'

[Pre-Chorus:]
Well there's nothing you can say to me now
And there's nothing you can do to stop me
It's hard not to be a menace to society
When half the population is happy on their knees

[Chorus:]
You've pushed me one too many times
I'm sick of all of the fiction, we're gonna settle it
You've pushed me one too many times
I'm sick of all of the shit, I'm here settle it!

[V3:]
'Cause I can't take it anymore
I refuse to live this way
It's not that I don't care enough, it's not that I can't see
It's everything inside of me that won't let me be you
It won't let me be you!

[V4:]
It's not that complicated and you ain't gotta believe
They'll put me down in a hole before I let you succeed
I've never been complacent, I can't afford to be
I know you think you're special but you ain't nothin'
No, you ain't nothin'
And you'll never succeed
I know you think you're special,
but you ain't nothin'

But you ain't nothin'!
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