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The Word as Law

(1990)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Sludge Metal, Post-Hardcore, Tribal, Ambient
LabelsLookout Records
Album rating :  80 / 100
Votes :  1
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The Word as Law Lyrics

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Submitted by level Besi Karat
1. Double-Edged Sword (4:00)
I know what the plan of futures are
The cry and the march of shame
Crawling to the center of what remains

Look for the path to the shelterland
Crossing paths, conflicting times
Expansion never ending
Destruction mind is sending

Signals abound around us
They plant the seed of fate
Creating the undiscovered thought
Snapping the eyes to pain

Feeding, eating, bleeding, seeing
Healing to be broken again
Standing in the crossfire
Burning in the wind

Maybe one day you'll see what I see now

Step to the front the falling is today
2. The Choice (4:01)
Sacrifice your security
Sell your identity, integrity
Give till it hurts, give some more, give it all away
Sacrifice yourself

The choice I made is my own
3. Obsequious Obsolescence (5:05)
Do they deal in favors
So that time will roll by
And that peace will stand still
The television denies

They keep your life focused on their truth
To have their truth they must have your life

The illusion of freedom
That will blacken your heart's blood
And dull your senses
Plugged into deception
4. To What End? (6:17)
'Progress' is not progress, it is everlasting destruction
Technology is backwards

Born of MACHINE
Worship MACHINE
Slave to MACHINE
Become MACHINE

Modern civilization, a contradiction in terms
In terms of survival

Man is made to obey the...
Are we nothing but living...
MACHINE - a dead hand, it's work expresses death
No spirit in it's skeletal framework
The falsification of Man, to what end?
TO WHAT END?

Born of MACHINE
Worship MACHINE
Slave to MACHINE
Become MACHINE

Perverted ingenuity of Man
Fools, we've lost out earthly wisdom

Not the way of nature
In a man-made state of disarray
5. Tomorrow's Reality (5:45)
We blame others for the problems
that we create for ourselves
Too scared to look inward for the fear
Of seeing what we see in them

Anger
Hurt
The hidden guilt manifests

Neurotic symptoms appear as we hide from the truth
A pattern forms and becomes rule
Our lives become a host to the parasite
Of actions caused by our denial of responsibility

Tonight's nightmare is tomorrow's reality
You look for betterness in everything you see
But poison all hopes of what might be

Rewards of compulsion that only satisfy
The mental cancer that infects
Those who deny
What the self reflects

Look inside and find the strength
To face reality without fear
Look to yourself and you will see
The evidence is clear
6. Common Inconsistencies (4:17)
Toiling our lives away

We learn to accept the petty rewards that we get
From the feudal system of our modern day wage-slavery
Setting goals for ourselves that cannot be met
Through this system of self-perpetuating misery
Always saying yes when we want to say no
Because we're committed to our roles of subserviency
Living high on stress, pretending that you're unaffected
While denying the reality that you're dejected

Eraser
The eraser
will erase their
will erase your face

Face the inevitability of extermination
While you sit and passively watch
Our earth's contamination

Infrequent possibilities will
Pacify and rectify the inconsistencies

Common good shoved down your throat
And the common enemy is common sense
7. Insensitivity (0:43)
see the suffering of their lives as you pass them by
Read about the daily tragedies in the paper
Get your depression fix from the T.V. set
It's all too real - can you deal with it?

Quietly whispered lies of happiness
Shouted the truth of being
Face the daily tragedies
with learned insensitivity

Sacrificed souls; preserved sanity
8. Blisters (7:13)
I felt like I was in a cage
My body was numb, my head was fixed just right
Too sacred to speak for fear of what cuts me like a knife

It's a leech on my soul
Draining my blood and leaving me cold
Left with angry deflections of the feelings I have sold
Leaving me cold

Weekly bleeding in this factory
Takes everything away from me
One way out that I can see
This is what you have made for me

Factory

Tied to a cage to slave my life away
Openess makes me an easy prey
I buy the drugs to kill the pain
That this shit causes in my brain

Obedience to this tomb to which I was bred
Force-fed their lies, I'm choking on what I was fed
Destruction fills my head
When I wake to this day that I dread.
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