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The Privilege of Power

(1990)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHeavy Metal, Speed Metal
LabelsCBS, Epic Records
Album rating :  86.5 / 100
Votes :  4
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The Privilege of Power Lyrics

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Submitted by level Sathanas
1. On Your Knees (6:37)
A slave to indulgence, a slave who obstains
A slave to your pleasure, a slave to your pain
A slave to a business, a mistress, a wife
Slave to the bottle the needle or knife

An accident of birth or a spin of the wheel
Select your next master and feel how it feels
On your knees
Into the night that you'll never remember
On your knees
Bow to the crowd of a thousand oppressors

Ensalved by the dealers or the jun kies themselves
Ensnared by self pity or the sweet lie of wealth
Afraid to stop running or frozen in place
Afraid to begin or finish the race
Awake from the drugs or asleep from the wine
The doors are all open, they close from behind

On your knees
Into the night that you'll never remember
On your knees
Bow to the crowd of a trhousand oppressors
On your knees
Into the night that you'll never remember
On your knees
Bow to the crowd of a thousaand oppressors

Oh, awake from the drugs or asleep from the wine
The doors are all open, they close from behind
Whatever you choose there's a suicide clause
You die of neglect or you die to applause
On your knees
Into the night that you'll never remember
On your knees
Bow to the crowd of a trhousand oppressors
On your knees
Into the night that you'll never remember
On your knees
Bow to the crowd of a thousaand oppressors

Slave to your lovers and slave to your lessers
2. Metal Soldiers (6:40)
We climb aboard the eagle made of steel
Get ready for another flight
Another town, another city will appear
Through the darkness of the night

A flash of light
There's thunder on the way
The stage ignites when we play metal soldiers

And we're marching through the night
Metal Soldiers
Clenching fists of metal might

Out on the road, the battle has begun
And we plan our strategy
Cross fields of fire beneath the burning sun
Onward to our victory
A flash of light
There's thunder on the way
The stage ignites when we play...metal soldiers

And we're marching through the night
Metal Soldiers
Clenching fists of metal might

It's in our hearts, and deep within our bones
A passion no one can deny
Get on your feet, lord you know you're not alone
Let me hear your battlecry
A flash of light
There's thunder on the way
The stage ignites when we play...metal soldiers

And we're marching through the night
Metal Soldiers
Clenching fists of metal might
Can u feel it ?
Metal Soldiers
Clenching fists of metal might...metal soldiers
And we're marching through the night
Metal soldiers
Clenching fists of metal might
See ya real soon
3. Runaway (5:11)
Runaway, all alone, on these streets you call your home
Fade to black, painted smile
On these streets there cries a wounded child
On the run, shadows always falling
It's a high price that you pay

Runaway
This life that you choose
Leaves a burning in my heart
Runaway
It's a game that you lose
It can tear my soul apart
You're a Runaway,
You're a Runaway

Runaway, all alone, turns the corner toward a telephone
Pik it up, then call my name
Tell me when you want to end this game
On the run, shadows always falling
It's a high price that you pay

Runaway
This life that you choose
Leaves a burning in my heart
Runaway
It's a game that you lose
It can tear my soul apart
You're a Runaway,
You're a Runaway

You're a runaway, and you're harder than stone
You're a runaway
But are you woman enough not to be alone ?
You're a runaway, you gotta an angry heart
You're a runaway, and when you're ready baby
I'll let you finish what you start

Runaway
This life that you choose
Leaves a burning in my heart
Runaway
It's a game that you lose
It can tear my soul apart
You're a Runaway,
You're a Runaway
4. Killer (4:53)
I am the living end, i have the touch, the last man on earth
I am your only friend, that ain't saying much
I think you know what it's worth

I've got things to do, people to be, i'm a man on the make
You want to stick around, that dont bother me
Long as you got what it takes

You know my name, you've seen the writing on the barrom wall
I'm still the same
A little stronger, a little faster
Half demon, half disaster
He's a killer

When i walk in the door the men drop their drinks
And the woman drop their pants
Ooh man don't get up; what are you thinking ?
We didn't come to dance.

You see the boys and me don't need company
Whatever we want we'll take
We're just looking for thrills, boredom kills
Just want to see you shake

You know my name, you've seen me coming in the mirror
I'm still the same
A little older, a little wiser, a solitary surpriser
He's
I'm the killer

Here's a couple a grand, baby light up
Whatever is mine is ours
I got three or four in a bag in the trunk
That's the privilege of Power

You want love, lust, money, a room with a view
I'll give you everything a love can steal
Come on baby, I'm talking to you
Yeah, it's time to make a deal

You know my name, you've heard me screaming on the radio
I'm still the same
A little sharper, a little cuter, created by computer
He's
I'm the killer
You know my name, you've seen it panted on the subway doors

I'm still the same
A little darker, a little thinner, i'm gonna have you for dinner
I'm the killer
He's a killer
5. Dance of Death (7:17)
Shadow puppets
The old man nearly died
They dance in the light from his hand
He remembers when fate was more kind
And cool summer rain soaked the land
Bells in the temple, a buddah Reclines
Meanwhile to the east and again to the north
Shiva awaits in the sand
Smooth as leather - unchained by the blade
A face made of stone will remain
Who will remember the love that we made
And hand writes a word and the word is genocide

Kill not your enemy
Love not your friend
Turning in ecstasy
We learn the dance of death

No water
One in ten survive
Cries of the damned flood the land
Another leader more dead than alive
With innocent blood on his hand
Gunfire by dayligth - murder by night
Run to the hills on the voyage of your past
Memories faded by night
Nowhere to go so they learn how to dance
Their hands speak of days left behind
Your murderer's your saviour by strange circumstance
A lesson in lies for the children of the damned

Kill not your enemy
Love not your friend
Turning in ecstasy
We learn the dance of death

Silent as angels
The old man survive
Serene as a statue they stand
They drink propaganda and breath cyanide
Meanwhile in Asia the rains begin again

Kill not your enemy
Love not your friend
Turning in ecstasy
We learn the dance of death
6. Storming the Gates of Hell (3:43)
Riding the white horse faithful and true
With the armies of heaven behind
His eyes were like fire, he wore many crowns
He suffered the pain for mankind
The i saw the besat and the kings of the earth
And their armies were gathered to fight
Into the lake of fire they fell
Storming the gates of Hell

Faithful we are
Blessed is he
The rightous ones we will defend
Armed with the sword and the wine of revenge
On the enemy we will descend
Then i saw businessmen, barons and whores
And a city was buiolt to their name
Intot he lake of fire they fell
Storming the gates of hell

I'm a vicitm of philosophy

Meanwhile in Babylon
Men lock their doors while merchants of death walk free
The minds of the weak and the helpless
Are so anshackled in slavery
There is no justice or mercy or peace
While cowards and fools rule the day
We'll risk our lives and our fortunes as well
Storming the Gates of hell
7. Maryanne (4:55)
I heard you ccrowling across the floor
While the sun was scratching at my back door
I tasted the pleasure upon you're lips
And i saw the blood on your fingertips

Oh another night, another day
You sent my love someone else's way
You rocked and rolled while i walked the floor
What kind of fool do you take me for

Maryanne
You answered the call of the street again
Maryanne
The sidewalk's under your feet again, Maryanne

There's a time for war and a time for peace
A time or love and sweet release
I gave you twice what i asked you for
Well give it back, my baby, this is war

Fire burns and needle stings
And darkness closes on everything
I gave you love and i gave you life
Now you're trying to twist the knife

Maryanne
You answered the call of the street again
Maryanne
The sidewalk's under your feet again, Maryanne
Maryanne
You answered the call of the street again
Maryanne
The sidewalk's under your feet again, Maryanne
8. Little Miss Death (4:12)
I need a reason to be cool for a little while
A bitter pill that ain't to hard to swallow
You got me runnin' like a hot wired Cadillac
A chrome-plated victory - delicious and hollow

Since you came into my life
You said you'd been invited

Little miss death
You're a vision in silver and cellophane
I'll lick the blade and you'll feel the pain
Till i can't remember my name

Tonight you're looking like a catclub cocktail
All spillin' out in your neoprane teaser
You're burning up just like this number in my pocket babe
Tequillas' tellin' me to shut up and squeez her

You got me frozen in my place
A cold cunning razor-boy
Decides be a pretty face

Little miss death
You're a vision in silver and cellophane
I'll lick the blade and you'll feel the pain
Till i can't remember my name

Too drunk to live - too young to die
That was our battle cry our alibi

Little miss death
You're screaming delightfull young Jezebelle
I'll pain your name across the gates of hell
If that's the salvation you sell
9. Black Leather and Glittering Steel (7:07)
We drank 'till the sunrise
Rode away singin' Johnny's back again
maybe i'm wrong - maybe i've really just been away too
long

There a few who remember
Fewer still who remember why
They ain't still ready to fight but i've had the world
at my feet
And i know it's right

I wanna crawl from the wreckage again
Feel the kiss of twisted metal
Like a drink running hot in my veins
I've got a score to settle

Black leather and glittering Steel
They're calling me back
So i'm turning my head to the wheel
Black leather and glittering steel
I'm thirsty for more
So i'm sending my foot to the floor

Looks nobody's buying
Looks to me you can't go home again
So i'm riding alone
maybe the lights are on - but nobody's home

So long to my brothers
Later on once again you're left behind
Are you lashed to the mast
Or will you drown in the chair
Where i found you last ?

I wann feel the wind in my face
And the velvet shimmering limousines
Like a kiss from the queen of the damned
Like the smell of gasoline

Black leather and glittering Steel
They're calling me back
So i'm turning my head to the wheel
Black leather and glittering steel
I'm thirsty for more
So i'm sending my foot to the floor

I wanna crawl from the wreckage again
Feel the kiss of twisted metal
Like a drink running hot in my veins
I've got a score to settle

Black leather and glittering Steel
They're calling me back
So i'm turning my head to the wheel
Black leather and glittering steel
I'm thirsty for more
So i'm sending my foot to the floor
10. Racing with the Devil on a Spanish Highway (7:17)
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