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Souls of Black

(1990)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresThrash Metal
LabelsMegaforce, Atlantic Records
Album rating :  82 / 100
Votes :  16
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Souls of Black Lyrics

(10)
Submitted by level Mefisto
1. Beginning Of The End (intro) (0:36)
Instrumental
2. Face In The Sky (3:54)
Shadows glow from the full moonlight
Hear clouds cry, it's so insane
Souls hold on to the key of life
See how it's bleeding from the pain

When will they open their eyes
Stop to face our demiseIt's live or die

Who am I?
Face in the sky

Walk with me, my friend to a darkness place
Welcome down to the abyss
Caught between two worlds with no advocate
The legion's army
Holds on to your fate

When will they open their eyes
Stop to face our demiseIt's live or die

Who am I?
Face in the sky

Screams from the night
Seems to intensify
As the air sifts silent through
Ghouls crowded in the clouds
On a misty night
Guarding secret Man has brought to you

When will they open their eyes
Stop to face our demiseIt's live or die

Who am I?
Face in the sky
3. Falling Fast (4:05)
Locked in the darkened world
Made to never last
That's where the dreams you seek
Are like stories from the past

Sweet infant child's born
Sweet mother of the womt
Hope it is over soon
Not much more can I take

Help me lordI'm falling fast
Bring me back
Nerves slip away from
Within your conscious mind

Translucent hopes are now
Nothing but dismal eves
You lived your life so down
To the bitter end

Better think it over now
Your life has just begun
Help me lordI'm falling fast
Bring me back

Just show me life is how
And not a bitter war
The odds in favor nowIt's hard to live and learn
Silence the sorrow

And don't let it slip away
Think of tomorrow
As the future of today
Help me lordI'm falling fast

Bring me back
Locked in the darkened world
Made to never last
That's where the dreams you seek

Are like stories from the past
Sweet infant child's born
Sweet mother of the womt
Hope it is over soon

Not much more can I take
Help me lordI'm falling fast
Bring me back
4. Souls of Black (3:22)
Can't you see
That in the world we live in
Political lies
Are just corporate decisions

They'll take away
All the hopes, not their promises
They'll put an end to this
Land of the livingLook at the lost souls

They seem so black
Look at the lost souls
Souls of black
They got control

Of the heart of a nation
Their social tribes
Seem so graciously
As time goes by

'Cause time as you came see
Will slowly die for you and me
Look at the lost souls
They seem so black

Look at the lost souls
Souls of black
So put an end
To this idolization

Antagonizing so commonly
Open your eyes
'Cause the lie's there so plain to see
Life goes on

There's no guarantees
Look at the lost souls
They seem so black
Look at the lost souls

Souls of black
They're bleeding so black
5. Absence Of Light (3:55)
Life as we know,
Is full of gloom
Oppress the masses
We'll lead to our doom

We want the right
To live or die
Can't take away
What we feel inside

Like empty shadows,
Afflict our brains
Envision dreams
Just to ease the pain

There's more to life
That to satisfy
I ask myself
For the reason why.

If it were my way
I'd deliver us from this hell
If it were my way.
If ever there comes a day

Renovations blown away
Realize what we've thrown away
Is there no end
To this endless war

The fear of man
In now what's in store.
We look at life as a memory
Long live the dreams
That they took from me.

If it were my way
I'd deliver us from this hell
If it were my way.
6. Love To Hate (3:40)
Hail to the new leader now
Ruler of this land
with plans that follow
to demonstrate
Fear the blackened band
So horrid
and deathly true
Dishonest and powermad
Unspoken, sealed fate
Bursting to desolate

Chorus:
His love to hate
He'll murder souls like me and you
But along the way
He'll have to dwell
in his own hell.

Clear the streets
See them marching
while columns take a stand
Time provoked, their mirror of hatred
with dark uncanny plans
to take out
and follow through
Just following their orders
with death rates
and death's toll
Those poor unfortunate souls

Chorus

Twisting and turning
through the mazes in your head
But in a time like this
you're better off dead
The time has come now
Put up or shut down
The feelings that you have
were lost and never found

Chorus
7. Malpractice (4:44)
We all will go and stay sometime
Soon to be victim of a crime
Loose of blood and death is near
Take a number, can you wait right here

Check in - to the place
Reduce your life into disgrace
Isn't there some kind
Of better way

When it's time to operate
Fatalistic figures hold your fate
Just relax you'll feel no pain
Hope they put you in the right domain

Patient helpless to defy
Negligence is why

Check in - to the place
Reduce your life into disgrace
Isn't there some kind
Of better way

Within the laws
They'll rip you off
They wait you off
Malpractice!
And in the end
They'll let you in
Please come again
Malpractice!

Suffer until you get well
Bleak existence like a prison cell
If you find your life is lost
Dedicate the world to pay the cost

Patients helpless to defy
Negligence is why

Check in - to the place
Reduce your life into disgrace
Isn't there some kind
Of better way

Within the laws
They'll rip you off
They wait you off
Malpractice!
And in the end
They'll let you in
Please come again
Malpractice!
8. One Man's Fate (4:49)
Time is nothing but life's decay
Pitch your reverend path
This is the path you paved
What you will find
Is life's only way
There's no looking back
There must be a better way

Lightning skies
Prayers from an open grave
A dead man's eyes
Must be a dead man's day
What you will find
Is life's only way
There's no looking back
Back to a better way

Lightning skies
Prayers from an open grave
A dead man's eyes
Must be a dead man's day
That leads to one man's fate
There ain't no better way to die

Fate, there's no compromise
Hate leads to suicide
Trapped in a crystal haze
Hail to a dead man's day

Time is but a passageway
Trying to believe
Your life was sanity
A matter of timeIs all that you need
Life's not coming back
Back to those better days

Lightning skies
Prayers from an open grave
A dead man's eyes
Must be a dead man's day
9. The Legacy (5:31)
We're gonna take you back
Through the pages of the past
Just another lonely boy
I could laugh and play

And live in any other way
Then the devil took my soul
The fortune and the fame
I knew I was not the same

And I know I'd never return
Looking at the sky
I knew I would never die
And forever shining through

Wish the sky would say
That blue would turn to grey
And I know I'd be there
Like was like a fantasy

Taken by reality
Does anyone remember me
You once knew me
Flashes of the day

I knew I was here to stay
But no one stays the same
Turn the pages back in time
Through the chapters in my mind

Life's too short to leave behind
It's too late
Like was like a fantasy
Taken by reality

Does anyone remember me
You once knew me
Flashes of the day
I knew I was here to stay

But no one
Knows my name
10. Seven Days of May (4:41)
Put your life on the line
To hesitate is a waste of time
No giving in to repent
Unto the system of the government

It's called the People's Republic here
The propaganda so sincere
Oh, what a joke and a blatant lie
From criminals ranking high

Born a political prisoner
Raised outside of the law
I'm gonna keep on fighting
Until I die for the cause

Put an end to hypocrisy
Lead the way to democracy
No longer will be play the fool
To brutalized military rule

They started forty years ago
We never could sky yes or no
Million souls make our voice
We want the right to make a choice

Born a political prisoner
Raised outside of the law
I'm gonna keep on fighting
Until I die for the cause

Freedom, freedom calling
Out from the pain
Freedom, freedom falling
Seven days of may

They tried to show a peaceful path
Then it turned into a bloom bath
In the squarethey plan the game
That's when the thanks of the army came

They called the murders minimal
Described their victims as criminals
Dead souls like you and me
Who only wanted free society

Born a political prisoner
Raised outside of the law
I'm gonna keep on fighting
Until I die for the cause

Freedom, freedom calling
Out from the pain
Freedom, freedom falling
Seven days of may
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