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Blaze of Obscurity

(1989)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresPower Metal, Thrash Metal
LabelsSteamhammer
Album rating :  80 / 100
Votes :  1
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Blaze of Obscurity Lyrics

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1. Missionary of Mercy (6:00)
Is it an act of compassion, or a crime?
to end the life of a friend who wants to die
once sound of body and sound of mind
now plastic tubes to stay alive
he finds the strength to look me in the eye
(and say)

Take this life from me
don't make me live (please let me die)
if you're my friend you'll let me die

Take this pain from me
don't make me live
Missionary of mercy
help me die
Missionary of mercy

How can I be convicted for killing pain?
I'm being crucified, the law provides nails
the jury must decide - wrong or right?
the book spells it out in black and white
you'd never understand unless you heard the cry

Take this life from me
don't make me live (please let me die)
if you're my friend you'll let me die

Take this pain from me
don't make me live
Missionary of mercy
help me die
Missionary of mercy

Please! sever the veins of my agony.
Please! let tranquility cover me.

One vision, you'll sentence me
cripple me with a lecture on my ideals
but nothing you do, nothing you say
will make me repent the decision I made

It was an act of compassion not a crime
to end the life of my friend who begged to die
once sound of body and sound of mind
then plastic tubes to stay alive
finding the strength to look me in the eye

Take this life from me
don't make me live (please let me die)
if you're my friend you'll let me die

Take this pain from me
don't make me live
Missionary of mercy
help me die
Missionary of mercy
2. Puppet Regime (4:32)
From this moment on we own your soul
we'll manipulate your future
we'll tell you how to look - what to do and say
you get fame - we get power

Don't worry about a thing
don't even try to sing
your talent's just a stumbling block
(when you're)
subjects! in our puppet regime (in our puppet regime)
subjects! in our puppet regime (in our puppet regime)

Blaze of publicity - we'll galvanize your name.
with manufactured illusions
we'll make you fit the scene - then serve
you on a plate
syphen the public's conclusions

Don't worry about a thing
don't even try to sing
your talent's just a stumbling block
(when you're)
subjects! in our puppet regime (in our puppet regime)
subjects! in our puppet regime (in our puppet regime)


From this moment on we own your soul
we'll manipulate your future
we'll tell you how to look - what to do and say
you get fame - we get power

Don't worry about a thing
don't even try to sing
your talent's just a stumbling block
(when you're)
subjects! in our puppet regime (in our puppet regime)
subjects! in our puppet regime (in our puppet regime)
3. Canary (5:43)
You've sold out the family
abused our generosity
now you repay our loyalty
by singing to the enemy, treachery!

a costa nostra boss as meat
give us your statement so we might feed
we'll give contractual guarantee
a new identity - for the face of the enemy

(won't you) sing canary, won't you sing for us
(you've got to help yourself, consider no-one else)
Sing! Canary, won't you sing for us
(we'd like to be your friends, protect you to the end)
Sing! Canary, won't you sing for us.

They've broken him, we've lost a trusted man
we must strike back, here is the plan.
through our grapevine we will make it clear
let all canaries live in fear, treachery!
(must never breath the air again)

a costa nostra boss as meat
give us your statement so we might feed
we'll give contractual guarantee
a new identity - for the face of the enemy

(won't you) sing canary, won't you sing for us
(you've got to testify the truth you can't deny)
Sing! Canary, won't you sing for us
(let your secrets bleed your safety guaranteed)
Sing! Canary, won't you sing for us.

You have bitten the hang that feeds - Judas!
once a brother, now an enemy
thought we'd forgotten, thought you were safe?
it's taken years but now we've found you
and will never sing again

a costa nostra boss as meat
you gave your statement so they could feed
you signed your own death warranty
and slow your death shall be.

(won't you) sing canary, won't you sing for us
(sold out the family, die for your treachery)
Sing! Canary, won't you sing for us
(betrayed the brotherhood, now you pay in blood)
Sing! Canary, won't you sing for us.
4. Blaze of Obscurity (5:42)
I dream, streets pathed with gold
I dream, comforts when I grow old
now it's daybreak, cruelly I wake
alone and cold with hunger stored
for another day.

Treated like Pariah,
no saving grace
no bell around my neck, but I'm a leper
to the human race
just like Pariah, I have no name
living in a blaze of obscurity
need courage to survive the day

Every hour is dark, life is scarred
with degradation and scathing remarks
pride just chose to hide
leaving you alone with no strength
to carry on, but you carry on

Treated like Pariah,
no saving grace
no bell around my neck, but I'm a leper
to the human race
just like Pariah, I have no name
living in a blaze of obscurity
need courage to survive the day

The future is in decay,
no leaf for losers on the status tree
on your knees you'll live and die
for the eyes of society
always bring you down
see you as a clown

Treated like Pariah,
no saving grace
no bell around my neck, but I'm a leper
to the human race
just like Pariah, I have no name
living in a blaze of obscurity
need courage to survive the day
5. Retaliate! (4:32)
I believe, nothing in life,
comes without it's price
to stay alive in a world of contempt
you better learn to fight.
don't show weakness
they'll walk all over you
learn to be a bastard too

I believe in freedom
the right to live in peace.
but remember when your struck in the face
never show defeat.

Retaliate, don't turn, don't turn,
don't ever, turn the other cheek
Retaliate, don't turn, don't turn,
don't ever, turn the other cheek

Don't starve don't deprive your pride
of virility
strength will gain respect, not civility.
don't show weakness
they';; walk all over you
learn to be a bastard too

I believe in violence
but not for violence sake
defend, when it comes to pain
give it don't take.

Retaliate, don't turn, don't turn,
don't ever, turn the other cheek
Retaliate, don't turn, don't turn,
don't ever, turn the other cheek

I believe, nothing in life,
comes without it's price
to stay alive in a world of contempt
you better learn to fight.

Retaliate, don't turn, don't turn,
don't ever, turn the other cheek
Retaliate, don't turn, don't turn,
don't ever, turn the other cheek
6. Hypochondriac (4:13)
Take a look at yourself,
you're wallowing in self pity
drowning in your minds morbidity
concern for your health
will lead you to your death
a victim of your own anxiety

Hypochondriac, morbid anxiety
Hypochondriac, the way that you think,
is not the way that you feel

No medicine prescribed by any doctor
can cure you of
pessimistic melancholy views
there is no remedy
for your mortality
treatment for your ailment a fallacy

Hypochondriac, morbid anxiety
Hypochondriac, the way that you think,
is not the way that you feel

Tranquilisers act as your solution
relief is found but recovery
not thinking they can kill
you gorge yourself with pills
death by overdose, fatality

Take a look at yourself,
you're wallowing in self pity
drowning in your minds morbidity
concern for your health
will lead you to your death
a victim of your own anxiety

Hypochondriac, morbid anxiety
Hypochondriac, the way that you think,
is not the way that you feel
7. Enemy Within (4:50)
We strike a blow for justice after
years and years of suffering
at the hands of an organization bent on
butchering
yet enemies in our midst
won't let the matter rest
demanding attention as they stir the
hornets nest
yet anything goes - political profiting.

Are you with us or against us?
whose side are you on
don't try to tell me you're a friend
you're not your mother's son

With friends like you, who needs an enemy
gouging from within
With friends like you - who needs an enemy
enemy within

It's people like you undermine a nations security
wallowing in a cesspit of of false morality
perfidious, feeble, weak
they slap your face and you'll turn
the other cheek
preaching from afar while our best
men die for your liberty

Are you with us or against us?
whose side are you on
don't try to tell me you're a friend
you're not your mother's son

With friends like you, who needs an enemy
gouging from within
With friends like you - who needs an enemy
enemy within

All our so called friends seem to criticise
blessed ignorance,
atrocities rarely publicised
we've got to shoot to kill
retaliate at will
fight for freedom and democracy
but still
we find our motives questioned by the
ones on our side

Are you with us or against us?
whose side are you on
don't try to tell me you're a friend
you're not your mother's son

With friends like you, who needs an enemy
gouging from within
With friends like you - who needs an enemy
enemy within
8. The Brotherhood (5:50)
An amalgamation in a situation of crisis
we are the brotherhood
the final solution
we must defy and we will rectify injustice.
those who evade the law.
will answer to us.

Bound to assess the evidence provided.
guilty or innocent
without prejudice
then to sanction the elimination of perpetrators
an eye for an eye.

Judge and jury to fight
the pollution of society

As brothers,
united in a common cause
we take the law into our own hands
disillusioned with legality

a technicality and a killer is
freed by our system
we shall seek retribution
as kindred spirits we will
congregate and in union
condemn those who violate
the sanctity of life

Judge and jury to fight
the pollution of society

As brothers,
united in a common cause
we take the law into our own hands
disillusioned with legality
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