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Ride the Lightning

(1984)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresThrash Metal
LabelsMegaforce Records
Album rating :  93 / 100
Votes :  141
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Ride the Lightning Lyrics

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Submitted by level Mefisto
1. Fight Fire with Fire (4:45)
Do unto others as they've done to you
But what the hell is this world coming to?

Blow the universe into nothingness
Nuclear warfare shall lay us to rest

Fight fire with fire
Ending is near
Fight fire with fire
Bursting with fear
You all shall die!

Time is like a fuse short and burning fast
Armagedon's here like said in the past

Fight fire with fire
Ending is near
Figth fire with fire
Bursting with fear

Soon to fill our lungs the hot winds of death
The gods are laughing so take your last breath

Fight fire with fire
Ending is near
Fight fire with fire
Bursting with fear
Fight fire with fire
2. Ride the Lightning (6:36)
Guilty as charged
But dammit it ain't right
There's someone else controlling me
Death in the air
Strapped in the electric chair
This can't be happening to me
Who made you God to say
I'll take your life from you!
Flash before my eyes
Now it's time to die
Burning in my brain
I can feel the flame

Wait for the sign
To flick the switch of death
It's the beginnign of the end
Sweat chilling cold
As I watch death unfold
Consciousness my only friend
My fingers grip with fear
What am I doing here?

Flash before my eyes
Now it's time to die
I can feel the flame

Someone help me
Oh please God help me
They're trying to take it all away
I don't want to die

Time moving slow
The minutes seem like hours
The final curtain call I see
How true is this?
Just get it over with
If this is true just let it be
Wakened by horrid scream
Freed from this frightening dream

Flash before my eyes
Now it's time to die
Burning in my brain
I can feel the flame
3. For Whom the Bell Tolls (5:10)
Make his fight on the hill in the early day
Constant chill deep inside
Shouting gun on they run through the endless grey
On they fight for they are right, yes but who's to say?
For a hill men would kill why? they do not know
Suffered wounds test their pride
Men of five still alive through the raging glow
Gone insane from the pain that they surely know

For whom the bell tolls
Time marches on
For whom the bell tolls

Take a look to the sky just before you die
It's the last time you will

Blackened roar massive roar fills the crumbling sky
Shattered goals fills his soul with a ruthless cry
Stranger now are his eyes to this mystery
He hears the silence so loud
Crack of dawn all is gone except the will to be
Now they see what will be blinded eyes to see

For whom the bell tolls
Time marches on
For whom the bell tolls
4. Fade to Black (6:57)
Life it seems will fade away
Drifting farther everyday
Getting lost within myself
Nothing matters no one else
I have lost the will to live
Simply nothing more to give
There is nothing more for me
Need the end to set me free

Things not what they used to be
Missing one inside of me
Deathly lost this can't be real
Cannot stand this hell I feel
Emptiness is filling me
To the point of agony
Growing darkness taking dawn
I was me but now he is gone

No one but me can save myself but it's too late
Now I can't think think why I should even try

Yesterday seems as though it never existed
Death greets me warm now I will just say goodbye
5. Trapped Under Ice (4:04)
I don't know how to live through this hell
Woken up I'm still locked in this shell
Frozen soul frozen down to the core
Break the ice I can't take anymore

Freezing can't move at all
Screaming can't hear my call
I am dying to live
Cry out I'm trapped under ice

Crystallized as I lay here in rest
Eyes of glass stare directly at death
From deep sleep I have broken away
No one knows no one hears what I say

Freezing can't move at all
Screaming can't hear my call
I am dying to live
Cry out I'm trapped under ice

Scream from my soul
Fate mystified
Hell forever more

No release from my cryonic state
What is this? I've been stricken by fate
Wrapped up tight cannot move can't break free
Hand of doom has a tight grip on me

Freezing can't move at all
Screaming can't hear my call
I am dying to live
Cry out I'm trapped under ice
6. Escape (4:24)
Feel no pain but my life ain't easy
I know I'm my best friend
No one cares but I'm so much stronger
I'll fight until the end
To escape from the true false world
Undamaged destiny
Can't get caught in the endless circle
Ring of stupidty

Out for my own out to be free
One with my mind they just can't see
No need to hear things that they say
Life is for my own to live my own way

Rape my mind and destroy my feelings
Don't tell me what to do
I don't care now cause I'm on my side
And I can see through you
Feed my brain with your so called standards
Who says that I ain't right
Break away from your common fashion
See through your blurry sight

Out for my own out to be free
One with my mind they just can't see
No need to hear things that they say
Life is for my own to live my own way

See them try to bring the hammer down
No damn chains can nhold me to the ground

Life is for my own to live my own way
7. Creeping Death (6:35)
Slaves Hebrews born to serve to the pharaoh
Heed to his every word live in fear
Faith of the unknown one the deliverer
Wait something must be done four hundred years

So let it be written so let it be done
I'm sent here by the chosen one
So let it be written so let it be done
To kill the first born pharaoh son
I'm creeping death

Now let my people go land of goshen
Go I will be with thee bush of fire
Blood running red and strong down the Nile
Plague darkness three days long hail to fire

So let it be written so let it be done
I'm sent here by the chosen one
So let it be written so let it be done
to kill the first born pharaoh son
I'm creeping death

Die by my hand
I creep across the land
Killing first born man
Die by my hand
I creep across the land
Killing first born man

I rule the midnite air the destroyer
Born I shall soon be there deadly mass
I creep the steps and floor final darkness
Blood lambs blood painted door I shall pass

So let it be written so let it be done
I'm sent here by the chosen one
So let it be written so let it be done
To kill the first born pharaoh son
I'm creeping death
8. The Call of Ktulu (8:53)
Instrumental
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