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In This Life

(1991)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresThrash Metal, Funk Metal
LabelsNoise Records
Album rating :  95 / 100
Votes :  1
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In This Life Lyrics

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Submitted by level Besi Karat
1. In This Life (5:03)
The faces of the figureheads
Are there to fear them but
The money bells are ringing
For those who hear them and
The seeds of your future
Await for you to sow them and
The sound of your voices
Will ultimately show them all
The ways you will matter and
Perpetuate society
The days you will shatter to
Bring you notoriety
The rules you'll be breaking will be rules for fools and
The pains you'll be taking will be your tools and

Make your own way
In this life
Have to find a way to rise above
The pain and strife
Make your own way
In this life
Have to find a way to rise above
The pain and strife

Piles of bodies and bodies
We see them and
Some that didn't make it
Didn't choose to be them cause
It's hard to make a mark
With a plague of illiteracy
But sitting on our asses is a
Form of complacency that
We can't sit by and tolerate
We have problems to eleviate
Bad education and suppression
The homeless in the street
Are a few of the nightmares that we should
Wake up and greet to

Make your own way
In this life
Have to find a way to rise above
The pain and strife
Make your own way
In this life
Have to find a way to rise above
The pain and strife

In this life, and there's only
One of them
There's a means to an end but
Unfortunately some of them
Destroy the things that we need
Like the creatures in the water and the air we breathe and
Then we wonder whose fault it all was
Well maybe not yours but that's not it cause
We take for granted the things that make our life complete
So open wide your eyes and
Get the fuck out on the streets

Make your own way
In this life
Have to find a way to rise above
The pain and strife
Make your own way
In this life
Have to find a way to rise above
The pain and strife
2. The Strain (3:46)
Into his flesh the knife cuts
Inside he wants to survive
Surgeons working hard to try to keep him alive

He's only fourteen years old
Beside the bed a cop sighs
Don't think it's fair he's too young to die

Pulse slows and then his heart quits
Doctor's try to shock his life back
They're unaware that in the street he sells crack

Bullet hole through the kidneys
The man who shot him understood
If he could turn it round I'm sure that he would

In times of greed and hate
One must evaluate
The cause of all this pain
Social problems stay the same

In times of greed and hate
One must retaliate
The truth is never plain
Understand this is the strain

Tried to reach society's standard
Have wealth makes you a good man
Not in the wrong he just wants to fit in the plan

Teach our kids of wealth and power
If you happen to live on the wrong side
Got to live a life of crime just to keep you alive

Today morality has lost
Everyone's reaching for the top
We can't change the world if a bullet can't be stopped

In this age we've lost all our values
And maybe nothing can suffice
If it's true we'll crush ourselves in a self destructive vice

In times of greed and hate
One must evaluate
The cause of all this pain
Social problems stay the same

In times of greed and hate
One must retaliate
The truth is never plain
Understand this is the strain
3. High Potency (3:39)
Today's another hopeless day
Downtown surrounds
Cohesive thoughts cannot be made
The light, it fades

I raise my head up to the sky
Don't care, can't fly
The army forces altered me
You pass me by

Not hard to see
My system used me
High potency

Interrogated from the government seat
Manipulation
Mind exploited until complete
Hallucination

LSD into my system
CIA experimentation
The real world has slipped away
Illusions never fade

Not hard to see
My system used me
High potency

Not hard to see
My system used me
High potency
4. Window (4:46)
They're making you believe
That what they sell is what you need
Your decadence starts your decay

Bullshit lies is what you've seen
Censorship on the screen
This is your window to the world

You work - you spend
This trend will never end
Why don't you open up your eyes?

The truth - they hide
No doubt the news has lied
Why don't you open up your mind?

This ain't what life's about
Dislocate
That ain't the real thing
It's a fake
I don't beliefe a word
Deviate
Have it your own way

Consuming all we can
Wealth and stature make a man
Unto this screen you are a slave

Images of what is in
Controls your mind until the end
This is your window to the world

You work - you spend
No time to make amends
Into a wonderland you're hurled

The truth - they hide
Of wars when lands collide
Is this your window to the world?

This ain't what life's about
Dislocate
That ain't the real thing
It's a fake
I don't beliefe a word
Deviate
Have it your own way
5. Esse Quam Videri (2:55)
Faster than the earth is turning
Looking up my eyes are burning
At night alone I'm walking
Black cat clever stalking
In the grotto impatient waiting
Before long I see your face and
Whisper a word of greeting
Secret lover's midnight meeting

Chill wind our bodies biting
Whipping round like bolts of lightning
Full moon to some is frightning
Senses reeling pulses tightning
In your arms passion rising
Looking deep into your eyes and
Body movements hypnotizing
Scratching biting screaming crying

As I'm raised out of my body
I'm looking down from above
To be rather than to seem

Eyes meet no word is spoken
Bruised backs and bodies broken
Sitting back the pipe we're token
Bullets shot barrels smoken
Hot sweat our bodies gleaming
In our heat and passion steaming
Laid back to sleep I'm sinking
Of the nights events I'm thinking

As I'm raised out of my body
I'm looking down from above
To be rather than to seem
As I'm raised out of my body
I'm looking down from the sky
To seem rather than to be
6. A Beginning (0:52)
7. Falling Away (5:06)
Someone take this cold from me
And let my mind run free it used to be
Easy to deal with the everyday shit
Now it seems I'm all alone to deal with it

Take me away from here
Falling away
Falling away from the fear
It seems too near it feels too real
Have to find out why
And cut this cancer from my life
Falling away from the fear

No one there to hear the inner cry
Only I can watch me die inside
I live alone among a crowded world
I can't forgive myself this weakness
Sets my pride to burn
I can't believe I find a way
To make it through this hell everyday
Slip slipping my reality slips away
Sleep sleeping it seems the only way

Take me away from here
Falling away
Falling away from the fear
It seems too near it feels too real
Have to find out why
And cut this cancer from my life
Falling away from the fear

Now it seems there is a way
To shed this pain from
My brain and walk away
I found an ally who is
Strong as I

I need no other to get me by
Inner me inner me I am he
I and I set me free
I, must, control, the pain
Just, for, another day

Take me away from here
Falling away
Falling away from the fear
It seems too near it feels too real
Have to find out why
And cut this cancer from my life
Falling away from the fear

No one to hear the inner cry
8. Killing Time (5:18)
Two stars collide in space
I see it clear
Star dust upon my face
Why should I care

A far off hidden place
I visit there
It makes me feel safe
Stops the despair

Help me find
My way out
Can't believe
You've no doubt

Just killing time
On nothing we depend
Shattered hopes - for the moment
We amend

You know you look the same
As my old friend
I can't recall your name
Or where you've been

You cannot take the blame
For thoughts you send
And you can't play the game
Around the blend

Help me find
My way out
Can't believe
You've no doubt

Just killing time
Until we meet again
Guaranteed - disappointment
In the end
9. Downtown (3:09)
Now that I'm feeling downtown
Like never before
Now that I'm folding my fingers
Ready for war
The painted face of disaster
I search for more

I light another cigarette
Swallow the poison glossy eyed
Dressed in fire with empty words
It came as no surprise

The people conversating
Beyond all will to listen
The people will stand in lines
With great high walls between them

Coal black hair china white doll skull
With amber slit eyes
Bittersweet with a razor tongue
See through polished lies
The dim light is bathing you blood red
Adrenalin shock

I light another cigarette
Swallow the poison glossy eyed
Dressed in fire with empty words
It came as no surprise

The people conversating
Beyond all will to listen
The people will stand in lines
With great high walls between them

Looking through star dust illusions with faraway eyes
Pretending they know and understand
See through the disguise

I light another cigarette
Swallow the poison glossy eyed
Dressed in fire with empty words
It came as no surprise

The people conversating
Beyond all will to listen
The people will stand in lines
With great high walls between them
10. Progress (3:55)
Into the grey sky
Blackness is blown
From this great machine breathing smoke

Hammering pistons
Churning of gears
Furnace of coals remain stoked

Roar of a turbine
Scream of a jet
Man's dream to learn how to fly

Mimicking nature
Study the wind
Travel on air through the sky

Progress comes from the will to learn
Conquest stems from the greed of man
Can't fuse science with hatred
Can't fuse

Advance not with destruction
Proceed defying corruption
Gain ground keep moving forward
Gain ground

Towering structures
Steel and stone
Built on the land that we kill

Burning our forest
Draining our lakes
Forward progression our will

Splitting the atom
Power to threat
Evil we hold in our hands

Frighten our neighbours
Pointing our guns
Until they reach our demands

Progress comes from the will to learn
Conquest stems from the greed of man
Can't fuse science with nature
Can't fuse

Advance not with destruction
Proceed defying corruption
Gain ground keep moving forward
Gain ground
11. Larger than Life (3:30)
Never happy never pleased
maybe not what you forsee
These cats don't know what's up
Passively observing it all
Put you up on a pedestal
Try to make you larger than life
But how can you be down
With your head high in the sky

Stand my ground
Won't back down

Keep my integrity
Never compromise
Say what I believe
Won't be pacified

Stand my ground
Won't back down

Yes we've been around
Sound surrounding is sick
Staying underground
Not on an ego trip

No we won't pay to play
It puts no food on the table
Except the old promoter
It buys him a billiard table
All these people sucking blood
It's a wonder we don't run dry
But music's in our blood
It's not like they don't try

Stand my ground
Won't back down

Keep my integrity
Never compromise
Say what I believe
Won't be pacified

Stand my ground
Won't back down

Yes we've been around
Sound surrounding is sick
Staying underground
Not on an ego trip

Woman here no money there
But she said she's help me out
I better get some cash some day
Of that I have my doubts
Make me sick make me cry
If you con't compromise
But we have our beliefs
And our pride so realize
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