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The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste

(1989)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresIndustrial Metal, Electironic Metal, Heavy Metal
Labels13th Planet
Album rating :  78.8 / 100
Votes :  4
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The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste Lyrics

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Submitted by level DaveÅkerfeldt
1. Thieves (5:00)
thieves, thieves and liars, murderers
hypocrites and bastards [in laughter]

hey thanks for nothing!
morals in the dust
two-faced bastards and syncophants
no trust

thieves! liar!
inside, outside, which side, you don't know
my side, your side, their side, we don't know
which side are they? which side are they?
which side of their mouth do you suppose that it came?
which side are they? which side are they?
which side of the grass is greener?
inside, outside, which side, you don't know
my side, your side, their side, we don't know

you're like a great big fucking gun,
just waiting to get squeezed!

breathe, forfeit erection!
toxical injection
geriatric fuck-fest
we still believe in lies

thieves! liar!
inside, outside, which side, you don't know
my side, your side, their side, we don't know
who started it? who started it?
which side are they? which side are they?
which side of their mouth do you suppose that it came?
which side are they? which side are they?
which side of the grass is greener?
inside, outside, which side, you don't know
my side, your side, their side, no one knows

you're like a great big hit of acid,
waiting to be taken!
2. Burning Inside (5:16)
will these dreams still follow me
out of dark obscurity?
can't you see it up in the sky
as it kicks you in the face and sucks you dry
you never had the answers
and now you tell me the facts of life
i really couldn't be bothered with you
get out of my face and watch me die
burning inside! burning inside!

absolution and a frozen room
are the dreams of men below
i try to grab it but the touch is hot
the mirror collapses, but the image came not
i'm scared of the darkness in the light
i scare myself because i know i'm right
i see the evil in your savage eye
as it cuts right through the sky
burning inside! burning inside!

calling a mantra with a blade in the skin
for the demons within
i feel the pain is the death and decay
but the lesson never fades away
too little shadows, turn away
you throw the man through the window pane
another slave and a victim of fate
another lesson in hate
burning inside! burning inside!
3. Never Believe (4:58)
is anybody here?
is everybody here?
the service is about to begin!

i make my servant by fires insidious
instead of the laughter, there's the last of the separated
jewels
i'll make dust of the whole damned wall
i'll make hovels for all the worms
i left off my hands to save these idiot bastards
bastards!

me and cellmate have lost again for ever
the sun shines and i breathe 'my father...'
i want so much to remove your past
and deliver your neurotic flesh from evil

grab this giant's hand
grab this giant's hand
grab this giant's hand
grab this giant's hand

but i'm only allowed to touch what i know
and all that i know are hypocrites
liars and witches who burned in the name of human fear

you will never believe
never believe

we haven't much time left

evening will come
and with it the equivalent
of the devil's animals
with fear to come
they ask of us favors we cannot fulfill
they ask, curse at us, and we smile
caught in conviction
a crowd of senseless individuals
will go further than both love and greed
as the clear salvation -- the future is here!

you will never believe
never believe
4. Cannibal Song (6:07)
dehumanize
lobotomize
thrown into a cell
swallow your pride
in an infant mind

thrown into a cell
a punishment fit
for a crippled mind
don't do that to me
criminals, sodomites, all laughing at me

life is hell
forever fighting
a deficient mind
we're all left alone and poisoned
a sickening trap
a sight worth seeing

dehumanize
lobotomize
thrown into a cell
swallow your pride
in an infant mind

don't do that to me
don't do that to me
force breaks our back
time preserves, fearfully

you know what i said
hideous and strange
thrown into a cell
a punishment fit
for a crippled mind
5. Breathe (5:38)
breathe!

corporate causes with self-served denial
the raping of the land
collapse
the lungs malfunction
they never learned to breathe

breathe!

rusted syringes and half-thought disposal
a burial at sea
waste water graveyard
swimming in disease

breathe!

this is the world
it's not working
this is this earth

breathe! breathe, you fucker!

children gasping the second-hand air
death and desperation
we've got to cut the lies with truth
we breathe

breathe!

this is the world
the clock's ticking
is this this earth?

breathe! breathe, you fucker!

hope springs eternal but there's no conviction
action mistaken for ransom is paid
all this concern is the true contradiction
the world is insane

breathe!

this is the world
it's got no future
is this this earth?

breathe! breathe, you fucker!
6. So What (8:12)
"You have had all that money can give you, but that wasn't
enough. You became a thrill-seeker. Kill for the thrill.
(assassin) This thrill-seeking became the one great thing in
your life, planning one thrill on another until the murder. Kill
for the love of killing. (guilty) Kill for the thrill. The
thrill-seeker comes from all walks of life. He comes from the
home, a home where the parents are to busy to treat their children
with respect."

Die! Die! Die! Die!
Scum-suckers! Debility divulged!
A**l fuck-fest, thrill Olympics
Savage scourge supply and sanctify
So what? So what?
So what? So what?
Die! Die! Die! Die!

Die! Die! Die! Die!
You said it!
Sedatives supplied become laxatives
My eyes shit out lies
I only kill to know I'm alive
So what? So what?
So what? So what?
Die! Die! Die! Die!

"Kill for the thrill. (assassin) Some people think newspapers
exaggerate juvenile crime. All that is defined mostly to the
large cities, juvenile delinquency is underlined. Thus parents
think something is going wrong with the environment. Adults
create the world, children live it. Juvenile delinquency is
always rooted in adult delinquency. And in this process, parents
play the key role when children grow up among adults who refuse
to recognize anything that is fine and good, or worthy of
respect."

Die! Die! Die! Die!
So what, it's your own problem to learn to live with
Destroy us, or make us slaves
We don't care, it's not our fault that we were born too late
A screaming headache on the promised age
Killing time is appropriate
To make a mess and fuck all the rest, we say, we say
So what? So what?
So what? So what?
Die!

Die!
Now that I know what it's like,
I'll kill them all if I like
Only time will decide
No one listened to reason,
it's too late and I'm ready to fight
So what? Now I'm ready to fight!
I'm ready to fight! [x4]
Fight! [x4]
So What? [x6]
7. Test (6:02)
yo! this is a test

you say this when i say that
you say this when i say that
you say this when i say that
you say this when i say that
but i'm not with that
so step back or kiss my...
cos i won't be held back
so don't fight or dis' or piss me off
cos i'm not soft or weak
running down in the maze of the day
this is a new phase
don't be commercial or sell out
or get the hell out of this business
but i won't be caught in that net of suckers
and glass people, weak, beaten down and feeble
society probably wants me to give up
society probably wants me to give up
as i live up to be my best
in a test
a fight for death
as i fight for my very last breath
and etc.
and etc.
gotta be strong
but wait a minute
now could i be better?
now could i be better?
well, only i know
well, what about you?
or do you have a clue?
could've, would've, should've - it's too late
could've, would've, should've - it's too late
why you waiting, laying, sit there? move!
be your own person!

wake up, make up your mind
seek the knowledge that you will find
be your own person
wait for it from the weak
cos they make the people level
and with you make a team
so believe, and be your best
cos this is a test
go for the top chart
rock with all your heart
rock-hard, stay up, go
deal with what's going on
in this crazy world
man woman child boy girl
insane to the playing
love music power pain
be what you gotta do
get the knowing attitude
cos this is a test
that we suggest
be your own person!
cos this is a test!
this is... a test!

cos we all know who is the real victim
society does not want them picked on
labelled or staked, don't raise his guilt,
don't miss your boot and kicked him
faceless in the morning in their urban plight
felt like a symbol with every situation
any one tour already overcrowded
project nation, more inflation
better your damn situation
but how can you better your situation
if you have no occupation?
ten of us said, watch the rolodex center
see how many different schools you can enter
they're out turning in the pit, but life's a bitch
the world's unconcerned
i'll tell you why it's stuck in a ditch
you own the key to the damn city
but it's a damn pity
8. Faith Collapsing (4:00)
faith collapsing!
9. Dream Song* (4:50)
Well I had this dream one night, I was like, I was lying on my like,
stupid ??? capsual, that, that,
an um, it was like really hot, ok like, start of the summer,
an, hot, its really hot, an I had like, like no fan, or anything,
ya know fine, an I had this weirdest, weirdest, weirdest, like nightmare,
ya know how you have some nightmares, when there like, there like, dreams,
but their not dreams, their like real? Ya know? An like you feel, it felt alive,
when your dreaming, you feel alive, when your dreaming.
An I had this dream, when this angel came up, just, like, up my fire escape,
cause I don't have any bars on my windows, cause I don't belive in bars on my windows,
an, she was there in my room, just lying there, she came, and she kissed me.
And I woke up, and I must have cum.
"DO YOU BELIVE IN ANGELS"? ......................"NO"!
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