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Unity

(1998)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresPower Metal, Thrash Metal
Album rating :  85 / 100
Votes :  1
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Unity Lyrics

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1. Unity (4:00)
There was a time when we could not rely
On detente to remain intact
Now looking back it all seems so absurd
The balance, counter threats instead of words

If we could've seen the future to be
Thirty years ago
Yesterday's dreams are today's reality

One small step for a man
One giant leap for mankind
A step towards new frontiers
Leaving the cold war behind

You say you don't believe this unity will last
Nobody said it would be perfect
Co-operate, initiate a new world police
To crush any single threat to peace

If we could've seen the future to be
Thirty years ago
Yesterday's dreams are today's reality

One small step for a man
One giant leap for mankind
A step towards new frontiers
Leaving the cold war behind
2. Reactionary (6:05)
I know your kind
You oppose everything and everyone
You love to sit and criticize
Arm chair bravado, easier said than done

Not happy unless you're unhappy
You play the martyr game
You ain't got nothing
So we should have nothing
Your only pleasure is in someone else's pain

So the world owes you a living
While you sit back and dream
Of success you envy in others
You won't lift a finger
You're so reactionary
So reactionary

I know your kind
You resent authority
Argue til you're blue in the face
Won't let others state their case
(you talk)

You talk but you never listen
And then you wonder why people don't
See things the way that you do
But then, everyone's wrong and you're right

So the world owes you a living
While you sit back and dream
Of success you envy in others
You won't lift a finger
You're so reactionary
So reactionary
3. Walking Wounded (6:31)
Time for the last goodbyes
To the place you once called home
Running from the genocide
People together, yet a people alone

Kicked from one camp to another
Hellholes riddled with disease
Not enough food to share amongst your brothers
So many dying on their knees
Refugees

Another mile until you reach your goal
You walk in circles lost without a home
Another border another danger zone
Walking wounded, on your own
Refugees

Another mile until you reach your goal
You walk in circles, far from home
Fire and bullets fly from every side
And the world watches
Only a camera away

Forced into evacuation
To escape these killing fields
Better to die than face repatriation
At the hands of the latest tyranny

Another mile until you reach your goal
You walk in circles lost without a home
Another border another danger zone
Walking wounded, on your own
Refugees
4. No Exit (3:58)
In aid of peace and restoration
Calling on help from afar
Resumption of a noble deed
We've seen before
No matter how much or how often
No matter who it's for
You can take it guaranteed
They'll be back for more

It's cynical
Someone's always cap in hand
Wouldn't want you to misunderstand

No way out, of the annual fast
No way out, how long can the reasons
And excuses last

A plea for help and for salvation
Has now become demand
So once again the world combines
Provides the cash in hand
Your head appears above the water
Left alone with warnings you never heard

No way out, of the annual fast
No way out
Looking back to the time when it first came to light
An insight of what was to be
Now it appears all that toil was in vain
It's in your hands
We'll leave it up to you
Where do we go from here?
5. Snakes & Ladders (0:49)
6. One of Us (3:57)
Why do you try to be
Something that you're not?
Always insinuate
You've got more than you've got
We disassociate ourselves from the likes of you
If you want in don't tell us what you are but who

You try so hard but always fail
You might be something but to no avail
'Cos unless you're one of us
You'll never make the grade
And if you're one of us
You've got it made

Pose striking and dropping names won't get you anywhere
No chance to prove yourself
We don't even care
Don't forget on your way out of here
To send the next one through
It's nothing personal
Just you're not on our who's who

You try so hard but always fail
You might be something but to no avail
'Cos unless you're one of us
You'll never make the grade
And if you're one of us
You've got it made

Why do you try to be
Something that you're not?
Always insinuate
You've got more than you've got
Don't waste time tryin' to make rhyme
Gotta make the best of what you are
This social status thing has really gone too far
7. Saboteurs (4:00)
It beats me how you sleep at night yet still ignore
The child that's dying at your door
Your country's on it's knees
Starvation runs amok
Yet still you concentrate on war

Seen through my eyes, I must despise
Your non-conscience, your disregard for life

You're saboteurs
You think you're saviours
Mindless saboteurs
Madmen saboteurs

Throughout so many years of conflict
What have you bred except unhappiness and pain?
Exporting your own brand of terror to us all
All for one and death to all

Seen through my eyes, I must despise
Your non-conscience, your disregard for life

You're saboteurs
You think you're saviours
Mindless saboteurs
Madmen saboteurs
8. Mutual Street (3:45)
I don't want to invade your thoughts
I know it's strange
But I can't help wondering why
We seem to share this space internally

How does it feel?
On the other side of the line
Do you share the same emotions as me?
And how would it be
If we both crossed over the line
Is this hell or Mutual Street?

I don't want to reveal my deepest thoughts
Not to anyone
Now we can see things through each other's minds
Just to find we're all the same beneath it all

How does it feel?
On the other side of the line
Do you share the same emotions as me?
And how would it be
If we both crossed over the line
Is this hell or Mutual Street?

Man to man, communion of the mind
As out thoughts collide
Breaching the armour that cages the soul
Where secrets can no longer hide
9. The Jonah (5:49)
Blinding vision in my mind's eye
I dream a perfect world where nobody dies
Where tragedy and calamity don't plague me
No hurricanes devastate my skies

All I touch turns to dust
Know me at your own risk
But don't get too close
What am I? (I breed disaster)
Who am I?
So recognize that you're in danger
The jonah in me will snatch
You life away stay away

Bequeathed this trait down through untold lifetimes
A chaperone that's smothered me from birth
No family, no confidantes, no love to speak of
All have fallen prey to this wretched curse

My time spent in cold isolation
This warning obscures no deception
Can you tell me
What am I?
I breed disaster
Who am I?
So recognize that you're in danger
The jonah in me will snatch your life away

Incurring wrath at my mixed emotions
Disconsolate at living out this lie
I yearn to lead a life of inconsequence
But reality makes me kiss this life goodbye
10. Learning to Crawl (2:11)
Do you remember when the wall came down
Some people said that it was just the start
Of new relations and world unity
Now years down the line we've yet to see

We still haven't seen the future to be
Thirty years from now
Are yesterday's dreams tomorrow's reality?

One small step for a man
One giant leap for mankind
A step towards new frontiers
Leaving the cold war behind

One small step for a man
One foot each side of the wall
A step towards who knows where
We're still learning to crawl
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