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Presage of Disaster

(1989)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresTechnical Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
LabelsNoise Records
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Presage of Disaster Lyrics

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1. The Arrival (1:10)
instrumental
2. Forcibly Incarcerated (3:57)
(Lyrics: Bosse Lundström)

Staring at the ceiling
White is all I see
They’re trying to tell me how to think
What have they done to me

Certified: Lunatic!
Wrongfully institutionalized
Behavioural instability
Electrical therapy

Here I lie
Strapped in bed
They plant their thoughts
Inside my head

Forcibly incarcerated
Just’ cause they misunderstood
I tell myself they can’t be right

Life without a meaning
Is all they’ve left for me
A murky picture of the world
And only memories
The thoughts I had
Beliefs I held
Mean nothing now to me

Forcibly incarcerated
Just’ cause they misunderstood
I question how could they be right?

Pumping stuff into my veins
To make me lose my will
Doctors put my mind to sleep
They want me to forget

Kept within these padded walls
I pray to be set free
I may have to wait for death
Before I am released

Behavioural instability
Electrical therapy

Turmoils rage
Inside my head
What should I feel
For what I did?

Forcibly incarcerated
Just’ cause they misunderstood
I wonder are they really right?
3. Sinking Censorship (3:46)
(Lyrics: Patrik Sporring)

We are so many and you are so few
You’re supposed to have the brains
How can that be true
Isn’t it sad, it’s too bad

Why were we ever born
We’re such a thorn in your side
You really wouldn’t like us to do
The things you’re doing to us to you
It’s time for you to open up
Open up your eyes

Who are you to tell us how to think
Just butt out! Sounds like you need
A shrink

Open your eyes and see
We are a different kind
With a different taste
But every time I find
Talking to you
Is just such a waste

We’re gonna make you disappear
Cause we don’t want you here
Yeah, we sure got the cure

Who are you to tell us how to think
Don’t talk shit! You’re really on
The brink
Sink!
You were born to be totally
Shocked by the norm
Your obsession with morality
Blinds you reality

This is fuckin’ real!

If you let your own subconscious
Desires out people would say
You were sick!

We’re bored with your shit
You’re the one that doesn’t fit
What gives you the right to say
What is the right way, anyway?

Has it dawned on you
That your attempts at restriction
Have no fuckin’ place
In a democracy
You make us seek things out
Just’ cause you say they’re taboo

Well, we sure got the cure
People see how dumb you are
Freedom of choice will win this war

Who are you to tell us how to think
Your ideals and real life have no link

Oh, so you don’t like this? Well the
Choice is yours… Why don’t you just
Turn it off?

Let’s sink, let’s sink, let’s sink
The censorship!
4. When the Boot Comes Down (4:21)
(Lyrics: Bosse Lundström)

A boot at the door in the dead of the night
Echoes terror far and wide
Tonight how township’s rules are white
None of them resists arrest
Screams of pain fill the air
You must submit you have no rights

You can’t fight the law
With your back to the wall
Don’t it make you feel small

In the system; no escape
Random choice, interrogate
From confusion anger grows
And the fear of what’s to come
You can’t stop the hammer coming down

You can’t fight the law
With your back to the wall
Don’t it make you feel small

Wake up!
It’s time for pain
Confess!
Tell us their names
Resist
And you’ll make it worse
No use …

Now comes the moment
You have been waiting for, you kiss the boot
And say out last good-bye!

The eyes of the oppressed are
Filled with hatred and with fear
Signalling the closeness of a war
To be declared
Forced into resisting in a world of lunacy
Where if you’re black you’re subjugated
If you’re white you’re free
There will be bloodshed, suffering for everyone
The fight for democracy has just begun
The day of the last straw is coming
Then they will react
Their freedom has been taken and
Their pride has been attacked
A man will sacrifice his all when
Fighting to be free
They’re prepared to die in the
Pursuit of liberty
No hollow speech can quell the
Wrath of the oppressed
Seeing these injustices the world
Will join our guest

You can fight the law
Though your back’s to the wall
Seeking justice for all

When the boot comes down
5. True Believers Inc. (3:27)
(Lyrics: Patrik Sporrong)


You call yourself a true believer
Say you’ve seen the holy light
Damn non-christian music “Evil”
“…messengers of satans might!”
Say you’ve read the holy bible
Tell us “live by it – it’s true”
But you only ever quote
The parts that are most use to you

True believers
Incorporated
True believers

Believing in the second coming
At the end of world war three
An evangelist in the white house
Would maybe make it be
Jerry, Jimmy, Jim and Pat
And oral are the word of god!

Incorporated
True believers

True believers you’d better believe it
True believers they are here
True believers god is their business
True believers you’d better beware

What do I have to pay
To get healed today
If I have no money
You tell me – go and pray
If I am a sinner and in the evil realm I dwell
I can pay for forgiveness
Instead of burn in hell

True believers
Incorporated
True believers

True believers you’d better believe it
True believers they are here
True believers god is their business
True believers you’d better beware
6. Reminiscence (1:20)
Once upon a dreadful time
7. Sepulchral Epitaph (4:03)
(Lyrics: Patrik Sporrong)

The governments conspired
Publically warmongering
While walking together hand in hand
Committing an outrage
Against the human right
Putting strangers face to face
To fight each other
Without knowing why
Killing each other
Expendable pawns in the political game

We have reached, cul-de-sac
This is it, no way back

Manipulating your mind
They say go and you go
They say kill and kill you will
You’re fighting a pointless battle
Addicted to slaughter
How the fuck can they class you as expendable
Wake up from your exploitation
Wake up from decades of deception

We have reached, cul-de-sac
This is it, no way back

Time ticks by much faster
A presage of disaster

The lies they tell
In their destructive propaganda
Spreads the virus of prejudice and keeps control over you
Believing it all in the line of duty
You fight and fall like a fool
In the line of duty

No use pretending
Time is running short
Watch the world behave insanely
Memento mori
Political insanity
Is leading us towards
An apocalyptic ending
Annihilation is assured

We have reached, cul-de-sac
This is it, no way back

We have reached, cul-de-sac
Sepulchral Epitaph
8. Lost Paradise (1:16)
instrumental
9. Accessory Before the Fact (5:31)
(Lyrics: Patrik Sporrong)

You’ve built your opinions on very thin ice
You’ve given your faith for a pack of lies
You only see what you want to see
Your cardinal sin-hypocrisy

You say! Your country’s for your countrymen
Destroy! You cry if foreigners don’t understand

You’re an accessory
You’re an accessory
Before the fact
You say – USA for USA
And that’s the way – it’s gotta stay –
Come what may…

You’ve always ignored reality
You close your door as firmly as your mind
The things that you don’t care to know
Will bring about your ignorant demise
It’s closer than you think – one day
You’ll find yourself in the midst of
Armageddon!
Armageddon!

Too late! Self-reproach won’t help you learn
Your fate! It’s sealed-now it’s your turn
You’re an accessory
You’re an accessory

Before the fact
Is your brain on vacation or has it left you
For good?
Why do you say the things you say-
You said you understood

You say! Your country’s for your countrymen
Destroy! You cry if foreigners don’t understand

You’re a bigot, no remorse
A dumb machine-“Up the Cause!”
So caught up in pettiness
You’ll miss the signs of total loss

Мы все беспокоимся о напряженносмиъ мире
We are all aware of international tension
У нас призраиный смрах перед несущесмъугощими врдгдми
And in supposed fear of supposed enemies
Но поцему маомказываемосяом ъозможносмиизменимъдто
Why do you refuse the opportunity to advance culturally
Всё раъно мъоя философия осмаемся неизменной
By adhering to such an inadequate and irrelevant philosophy?

Too late! Self-reproach won’t help you learn
Your fate! It’s sealed-now it’s your turn

World War One
Vietnam, Afghanistan
World War Two
Iran-Iraq, Arab-Israel
World War Three
Yes, it could be

You say! Your country’s for your countrymen
You’ll die! Ignorant of the worldwide scheme
10. Aceldama - Terminal Breath (3:55)
(Lyrics: Patrik Sporrong)

What happened to peace? Hell’s released
Plutonic rage, the terminage
Reign of terror, age of terror
You’re alone
Panic!
Grief!
Family-all your friends,
All you knew, vaporized!

radiation!
Must be everywhere…
I feel OK
So far…

Bodies everywhere, you scream but only
Silence answers… not a sound
Try to tell yourself it’s not real,
They wouldn’t... couldn’t… could they?
Blinded by despair, where can you find
Shelter from the acid rain?

You didn’t care about the arms race
Or whether the superpowers would step
Into any of the current disputes
You only watched sport on your TV
Never news!
Being kept by the government you only
Cared about where your next beer was
Coming from
Suddenly you’re sick! You can’t digest
Or overcome this lethargy
Suppurating sores spread painfully,
There’s more of them daily
No medicine now – you’ll heal or die
From radiation sickness

As death draws near
Confront your fear
Anytime
Could be your terminal breath

As death draws near
Confront your fear
Anytime
Could be your terminal breath

Losing your mind
You see things in a new way
Losing your grip
Your reason is carried away

Emerging from malaise, you came
So close to death, to the universe
Images remain from another life
Another time
Movement in the rocks! I’m not
Alone-or just imagination!
11. Subhumanity (A New Cycle) (2:46)
(Lyrics: Patrik Sporrong)

From the arctic wastes
Emerges a new race
A strange creature
Only hunger in its face
Parasite, carnivore
A new kind of being
Devoid of intellect
Or emotional reaction
Evolution is at a standstill
As rapacious beasts regain
Dominion over the earth
Their primary quest is for survival
Living and dying solely by instinct
As they fight starvation
In the devastated world we left to them

Perhaps evolution would ultimately
Have produced these malicious
And carnal creatures even in
The absence of the apocalypse
For whether deliberately or
Unwittingly, whether or not
They foolishly elected to use
Their nuclear deterrent, this was
The destiny mankind had choosen

Subhumanity
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