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Under the Influence

(1988)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresThrash Metal
LabelsAtlantic Records
Album rating :  91.9 / 100
Votes :  16
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Under the Influence Lyrics

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Submitted by level Sathanas
1. Shred (4:05)
Last time you saw me I was walking out the door
Got a nasty habit comin' back for more
Ain't just a threat, no! It's a promise well kept
So when all is said and done I came to shred

~Shred!~ Simply stated ~shred!~ in a word
~Shred!~ Simply stated ~shred!~

Dirty little rumor circulating round
Spreadin' like the plague in every little town
Capturing the spirit and goin' to the head
Comin' from a blindspot, comin' out to shred, shred!

~Shred!~ Simply stated ~shred!~ in a word
~Shred!~ Simply stated ~shred!~ You know me...

Go!

Next time you see me I'll be walking through that door
And all those nasty habits risin' up once more
Here comes the promise in actions not said
So make no bones about it, I'm back to shred!

~Shred!~ Simply stated ~shred!~ in a word
~Shred!~ Simply stated ~shred!~ you or me
~Shred!~ Simply ~shred!~ shred! ~shred!~ in a word
~Shred!~ Shred! Shred.!. Shred!!!
2. Never Say Never (4:59)
I climb the mountain for all to see
Systematic ascension is a part of me
I've felt the fire been taken over
I'm pushin' forward and getting closer

From the fire to the streets, I've seen it all
I've melted in the heat and I heard the call
And then a brand new day - a chance to be reborn.
I've seen another way; no time to sit and mourn.

There's a light that shines at the tunnel's end
It lights my every step; I came here to win
-- Never say never

Shadows of things that might have been
Or another sunset simply gone
Ponder questions without answers
Indecision spreads like cancer
Wash the dirt from beneath your nails
One has tried, one has never failed.!.

I'm getting closer, can see the top
And when I started, knew I'd never stop
The road was long and hard, the climb was rough
But to a greater end ya hang tough

Pulled it from inside of me, it drove me forever
Didn't want to sit and rot, wanted better
From the fire to the streets, from the fire to the streets
From the fire to the streets you never never, never say never!

There's a light that shines at the tunnel's end
It lights my every step; I came here to win
Never say never, never say never! No! Never!
3. Hello From The Gutter (4:14)
All those dreams and broken glass
Swept down the sewer with the rest of the trash never to be seen again
Now you're makin' a home in a garbage can!

But here's a little story that I lived to tell
Hello from the gutter! Hello from our little hell.!.

Wasted days, wasted nights, hypnotized by the city lights!
Another king, another queen livin' in the shadows so they can't be seen!
Remember all the world lies at your feet and the big apple's rotten
-- Rotten in the heat

~Hello! Hello!~ Hello from the gutter! ~Hello! Hello!~

Gutter child, sweet sixteen, Broadway stars that have never been!
All those dreams and broken glass swept down the sewer with the rest of the trash

Well, here's a little story that we lived to tell
Hello from the gutter! Hello from our little hell.!.

Hello from the gutter.!.

Welcome the the gutter! We've been expecting you!
4. Mad Gone World (4:32)
Cutting through confusion takes you far away
Confusing an illusion with thoughts that go astray
In a world gone mad and thriving, in the boundaries of your brain
Imprisoned in a world created soley for the purpose of a crunch

What ya see and what ya feel are nothing, nothing real
A visionary climax, an imagery so clear
Losing touch or reason, both quickly slip away
Imprisoned in a world created soley for the purpose of a-

Save me from this mad gone world
Save me from myself
Save me from this mad gone world! I need help
Save me from this mad gone world
Save me from decisions
Save me from this mad gone world! And indecision!!!

One million minutes, one million nights
One million dreams I've had and a million fights
Livin' in a mad gone world, livin' blind
Livin' with this worldly madness
Just a state of mind, just a state of mind

~Mad! Mad gone world.!.~

Save me from this mad gone world
Save me from myself
Save me from this mad gone world! I need help
Save me from this mad gone world
Save me from decisions
Save me from this mad gone world! And indecision!!!
5. Brainfade (4:09)
Spit it out, suck it in, let that genius flow
All the answers to all the questions, there's nothing you don't know
Experience is an asset when you've done most anything
Just call it intuition, just call it anything!

Watch him fade, the jack of all trades backed against the wall
Watch him fade, he's quite afraid to contradict it all!

I know you like a book, I know all the lies
I know, that you know, your mouth is catchin' flies
Blank expression, a burnt out bulb, a thimble full of wit
Endless stories never follow, in short: you're full of shit

Watch him fade, the jack of all trade backed against that wall
To an all but captive audience: watch out! Here it comes! Brainfade!

Take a minute to think
~Brainfade!~
Stop flappin' your gums
~Brainfade!~
You're gettin' in deep
~Brainfade!~
And I'm fallin' asleep

When you're talkin' to me
~Brainfade!~
It's easy to see
~Brainfade!~
That what comes outta your mouth
~Brainfade!~
I can't believe!

"Hey, you know, you ain't gonna believe,
this is what really happened last night.
Vegas, I went out there. I went, I lost a hundred bucks.
I go all the way back to the RV, right?
I get back, I don't even drink any times.
I got another hundred bucks, I didn't wanna be screwed up.
I finally won all my money back. Unbelievable...
By the way, what the hell did you guys do with all the towels?
I'm gonna have to explain this to the desk clerk."

~Brain...fade.!.~

Spit it out, suck it in, let that genius flow
All the answers to all the questions, there's nothing you don't know
Blank expression, a burnt out bulb, a thimble full of wit
Endless stories never follow, in short: you're full of shit!

Watch him fade, the jack of all trades backed against the wall
Watch him fade, he's quite afraid, he'll contradict it all
Watch him fade, the jack of all trades up against that wall
Watch him fade, he's quite afraid, he'll contradict it all
6. Drunken Wisdom (6:18)
Stop cryin', ain't feeling sorry for you; why don't you fade away?
Got no time, no time for what I gotta do and get a message through
Kiss my ass, your bitchin's a bore, don't wanna hear it no more
So stop cryin', ain't feelin' nothing for you; don't like it - there's the door

Sorry if I'm not as nice as you could be!
Why don't you take the time to see?
That the world does not revolve around only you
And we got better things to do

You're starvin', just startin' to talk, I think you know it all
I'm sick, I eat this shit everyday; why don't we give you a call?
Authoritative and a reason to live, you answer questions for me
Opinionated with a brain like a sieve; why don't you let it be?

Sorry if I'm not as nice as you could be!
Why don't you take the time to see?
That the world does not revolve around only you
And we got better things to do

Come back here, drink our beer, bend my ear with no idea!
Wrong or right, a true philosopher defining our performance
Why don't you get yourself a life? Just get the fuck out!

We don't care what they say, we'll be there tomorrow like we're here today
And all the criticism in the world won't change a note we play!
Come back here, drink our beer, bend my ear with no idea!
Wrong or right, a true philosopher defining our performance

Mix it up, throw it down, we came to play, not to mess around
We don't care what they say, we'll be there tomorrow like we're here today
Don't do it for the money, do it for the thrill!
True to life is what you get; we're livin' for the kill!!!
Come back here, drink our beer, bend my ear with no idea!
Wrong or right, a true philosopher defining our performance

~Drunken wisdom.!.~
7. End Of The Line (7:03)
Take a look, take a good long look
And tell me what you see through time passing
Make a stand! In your way leaves way too much
For me on the edge standing

I was there when lightning struck, I watched the idols fall
I could see it coming, could read the writing on the wall!

Time, time after time, the end of the line
We stand and watch it fade away
Sign of the time's, the end of the line

It's your move so play it right
Sometimes you get just one chance
Superstitious... No!
If I had the time I still wouldn't dance

I was there when lightning struck and yes, I kept my head
I could feel them coming, could feel the living dead, dead, dead!

Time, time after time, the end of the line
We stand and watch it fade away
Sign of the time's, the end of the line

Save your breath, don't pray for me
Pray for yourself through time kneeling
It's the end, it snuck up
Quick and took you by surprise - the waiting's over

I was there when lightning struck, I watched the idols crawl
It was the second coming., it was written on the wall!

Time, time after time, the end of the line
We stand and watch it fade away
Sign of the time's, the end of the line
8. Head First (6:03)
I push to the left, you pull to the right
It's a stand off, gainin' no ground
Outta the dark and into the lights
It's a breakthrough startin' with sound
I can't forget the look on your face:
In shock, startin' to sweat
All wet make a bet! It hasn't even started yet
But I got a nickel that says it will!

~Head first! Head first! Head first!~
You'll compromise, you'll let us in
You'll spread 'em wide, we're divin' in
Head first! ~Head first!~

Climb on the horse and start to ride slow curves
Swingin' the bat up down the front and side to side
Code blue - we need it stat
I got the reason that makes you go
Mid air, suspended animation
Layin' down on the rug, start it with a little tug
And I got a nickel that sez you will!

~Head first! Head first! Head first!~
You'll compromise, you'll let us in
You'll spread 'em wide, we're divin' in
Head first! ~Head first!~

It all starts with a kiss of death
Move on, down to ya knees
In head first take a deep breath down there
So at ease it all ends with an all out dive!
This time I think ya do
Say you will say ya won't; I don't care if ya don't
But I got a nickel that sez you do!

~Head first! Head first! Head first!~
You'll compromise, you'll let us in
You'll spread 'em wide, we're divin' in
Head first! ~Head first!~
9. Overkill III (Under The Influence) (6:31)
Shall I wake or shall I sleep with dreams so warm, so soft, so deep?
A never ending tale enhanced, a never ending thought... entranced!
It's... entranced.!.

Take from me what you need, take my heart, my soul, my seed
A lasting presence inside my mind; at last a presence, a contract signed
Turned my back when I first saw you, turned to stone when I ignored you
Then something greater then my will turned me round to Overkill

From the shadows called my name, from the cold in to the flame
The wings around me kept me warm, through hollow eyes I was reborn
All around me once dispised could see the world now through his eyes
A people lead by blind ambition signed on for life, into submission

~Hear me~ I hear your call!
~Obey~ I'd give it all if all my dreams come to life
~Hear me~ I hear your call!
~Obey~ I'd give it all if all my fears come to light

Shall I wake or shall I dream? Shall I become just what it seems:
A never ending tale fulfilled, a never ending Overkill!?!

To see, to taste, to touch the world; in jaded glory danced and whirled!
To see it happen as was told as new beginnings now unfold
Light the sky, the glow above, see the bat, eat the dove
Another stage, completed mission; signed on for life into submission

~Hear me~ I hear your call!
~Obey~ I'd give it all if all my dreams come to life
~Hear me~ I hear your call!
~Obey~ I'd give it all if all my fears come to light
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