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The Work of Idle Hands...

(1989)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresThrash Metal
LabelsWarner Bros. Records
Album rating :  –
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Lyrics > S > Slammer Lyrics (10) > The Work of Idle Hands... Lyrics (10)
Submitted by level 21 록스타 (2018-02-20)
1. Tenement Zone (4:26)
Guarded, despised, backs to the wall, robbed of the chance we deserve
Told that we're lucky to be here at all, our only role is to serve
Prisoners from birth, we're denied every right, to a free life of our own
No one can stop us, we'll stand up and fight
Lords of the Tenement Zone
Kickin'an'screamin' I came to this life
I had to fight just to survive
Live by your wits or die by the knife
In the back room of an alleyway dive

Smell of freedom in the air chaos rages everywhere
See the victims running scared fighting for their lives, yeah
We've exposed the lives you lied now it's us that turns the tide
We no longer have to hide breakout to the other side

Guard dogs, guns, electrified wire, cameras watch my every move
Zombie-like faces watch me from the tower, guilty with no need of proof
I'll find a way out I'll go it alone, not gonna fall for their lies
No one can stop me from making my run, crush anybody who tries

Nothing for nothing an' no-one goes free
Dog eat dog everyone for themselves
Live with the fact that we're too blind to see
There's no escape from this dangerous hell

Smell of freedom in the air chaos rages everywhere
See the victims running scared fighting for their lives, yeah
We've exposed the lives you lied now it's us that turns the tide
We no longer have to hide breakout to the other side
2. If Thine Eye (4:57)
Who are you look at me as if to say I'm wrong
What do you know anyway that makes your case so strong
You're too scared to deviate from what you call the norm
Can't deny the inbred urge making you conform

Innocence is ignorance see their lies for what they are
Bend your knee and bow your head, live with one foot in the grave
There is no God there is no Devil
Some men are good some are evil
We live in war more than in peace
Where there are soldiers there's a priest

Ever since the ape stood tall he has worshipped idols
Religious intelligence bred this fear inside
A thousand different churches say they worship one true god
Civilised or savage they flinch from the holy prod

Innocence is ignorance see their lies for what they are
Bend your knee and bow your head, live with one foot in the grave
There is no God there is no Devil
Some men are good some are evil
We live in war more than in peace
Where there are soldiers there's a priest

If thine eye offends thee, pluck it out
If thine heart betray thee, rip it out
Turn the other cheek my friend
and heed the next blows sting
Let the heathen hunger, while you say your prayers and sing!!!

Chant the ten commandments, while you're shagging next doors wife
In the hope that one day, you'll redeem your worthless life
Waiting for the second coming of a fairy tale, maybe you'll believe me when
The air raid sirens wail

Innocence is ignorance see their lies for what they are
Bend your knee and bow your head, live with one foot in the grave
There is no God there is no Devil
Some men are good some are evil
We live in war more than in peace
Where there are soldiers there's a priest

Rip it Out
3. Johnny's Home (4:25)
I remember when we were kids
you were always tougher
Always lashing out
I could never look you in the eye
Rules us with your fear
If we crossed you
we were made to suffer
Spend the night in tears
Wishing out to god that you would die

Now we're older things have changed
does it really feel so strange
I want you to feel the pain
That I suffered for your gain
in a twisted fear
Feel me drawing near
retribution I demand
Feel the power in my hands
blow by blow
Johnny's home
blow by blow
Swing the axe
blow by blow
to the max

Drove me from my home
Walk the streets with no one there to guide me
Growing up alone easy meat for those who prey on youth
rotting in a jail, angry hatred boiling up inside me
Now revenge is mine

Now we're older things have changed
does it really feel so strange
I want you to feel the pain
That I suffered for your gain
in a twisted fear
Feel me drawing near
retribution I demand
Feel the power in my hands

I remember when we were young you were always tougher
Always lashing out I could never look you in the eye
Ruled us with your fear if we crossed you we were made to suffer
Spend the night in tears pleading out to god that you would die

Now we're older things have changed
does it really feel so strange
I want you to feel the pain
That I suffered for your gain
in a twisted fear
Feel me drawing near
retribution I demand
Feel the power in my hands
Blow by blow
Johnny's home
blow by blow
how he's grown
Blow by blow
Swing the axe
blow by blow
to the max
4. Razor's Edge (5:00)
Ripping through your mind it seems,
The pain in love grows stronger
Itch to kill, nags at me all the while
With each meeting I'm more sure
she won't live much longer
Twisted anger burns behind my smile

Disorder, in my mind
Disorder
Disorder, in my mind,
Disorder

With your blood I seal the pledge
Dripping from the Razor's Edge
Leave you lying cold and still
If I can't have you no one will...
Ever

Match your pain with mine
as I force you to kiss the razor
Block the sound of your screams from my mind
Please don't beg forgiveness
Its a pleasure I have paid for
Look into my eyes I'm sure you'll find...

Disorder, in my mind
Disorder
Disorder, in my mind,
Disorder
With your blood I seal the pledge
Dripping from the Razor's Edge
Leave you lying cold and still
If I can't have you no one will...
Ever

I will always love you darling
never stop to doubt it
Even as I take away your life
As your blood flows to the ground
Remember how you hurt me
Cut into my soul just like this knife

Disorder, in my mind
Disorder
Disorder, in my mind,
Disorder
With your blood I seal the pledge
Dripping from the Razors Edge
Leave you lying cold and still
If I can't have you no bastard will...
Ever
5. Hellbound (5:30)
See the work of centuries fall before your eyes
wave on wave of screaming death falling from the skies
Killing faceless innocents feeling no remorse
flying from a distant land on its deadly course

Reeling from the blows
nowhere left to go
Nothing to live for
in this nightmare war
Perpetrators safe and sound, hidden miles between the ground
when it's over no one left to blame them
when it's over can they bear the shame? NO!

Soon this world will become his domain
Smoking ruins all that still remains
Cannot let this madness run its course
Leaders must be overthrown by force
as the world becomes a living hell
Corpses lie forever where they fell
History is wiped clean in a day
Levelled under skies forever grey

HELLBOUND
every minutes passing we are
HELLBOUND
Armaggedon draws near we are
HELLBOUND
here the war dogs howling we are
HELLBOUND
bloodlust in their eyes

Hear their screaming sacrifice
dreaming nightmare dreams
curse the ones in who we trusted
with our dying screams
All our lives expendable victory comes dear
Follow them like lemmings even as the end draws near

Reeling from the blows
nowhere left to go
Nothing to live for
in this nightmare war
Perpetrators safe and sound, hidden miles between the ground
when it's over no one left to blame them
when it's over can they bear the shame? NO!

Reeling from the blows nowhere left to go
Nothing to live for in this nightmare war
Perpetrators safe and sound hidden miles beneath the ground
When it's over no one left to blame them
When it's over can they bear the shame

HELLBOUND HELLBOUND
HELLBOUND HELLBOUND
6. Hunt You Down (4:04)
Figures rising everyday, the cause is never clear
Rapists rule street at night, our women live in fear
They'd jail a vigilante longer than the guilty scum
and go back to the wife and kids and read the fucking Sun

But now you find that in time you'll be paid in kind
On the streets when we meet you'll be paid in kind
When the night falls kill them all you'll be paid in kind
Heed your fear death is near you'll be paid in kind
When night is falling I'll hunt you down
The rope is calling I'll hunt you down
You'll pay for Rape and I'll hunt you down

Spineless senile judges, psychopaths go free
Back to roam the streets again another killing spree
Praying on the innocent to fill their twisted need
Snatching children from the streets excited by their pleas

But now you find that in time you'll be paid in kind
On the streets when we meet you'll be paid in kind
When the night falls kill them all you'll be paid in kind
Heed your fear death is near you'll be paid in kind
When night is falling I'll hunt you down
The rope is calling I'll hunt you down
You'll pay for Rape and I'll hunt you down

When night is falling I'll hunt you down
The rope is calling I'll hunt you down
There's no escape and I'll hunt you down
You'll pay for Rape and I'll hunt you down
7. God's Prey (5:50)
Father who art in heaven, all hallowed by thy name
keep our fingers from the trigger, aimed & loaded in thy name
Forgive them, all these sinners, for they know not what they do
Born in life, as blind beginners trained to do your work for you

In the ever grieving city where the hard men never cry
People in the know here say that the flag of hate must always fly
Kids turn into killers here like bad beer turns back into piss
You will never have a nightmare that is ever quite like this

I should know, I should know

Easy targets in the school yard, young simple minds can't see the truth
Snared by a mask of glamour, they never ask for proof
Growing up amid the horrors, grown accustomed to the scene
Innocents make perfect killers, that's the way it's always been.

Minds are moulded into hatred without ever knowing why
Playgrounds filled with propaganda, which god waits for you to die?
Never question those who order, they have everything to gain
Do you duty as a rebel show no mercy for the sane.

I should know, I should know

Maybe I should know the reason why this war has raged 800 years
Maybe I should know the reason why these people live in constant fear.

Smash all borders, burn your flag, be set free
Smash all borders, burn your flag, be set free

Pick through the rubble of ages, all victims look the same
Resignation on their faces, pawns in a never ending game
Guilty parties free from all the blame, hide behind a screen of lies
They've forgotten real compassion, grown deaf to children's cries.

Gods' prey Gods' prey Gods' prey Gods' prey
Gods' prey Gods' prey Gods' prey Gods' prey
8. Fight or Fall (4:13)
Heartbeats in time with the chanting crowd
Fear screams for a rescue
Armed trained all you learned was for this day
Cold sweat prayers won't save you

Fight or fall show the mob no mercy
Fight or fall kill your enemy
Fight or fall license you for murder
Fight or fall no reprieve

Aim fire, helpless victim in my sights
Don't ask follow orders
Boys with toys forced to face an early manhood
Sad child paid to murder

Fight or fall show the mob no mercy
Fight or fall kill your enemy
Fight or fall license you for murder
Fight or fall no reprieve

Let the screams for mercy ring
Till they become deafening
No surrender no retreat
We must never know defeat
Soldier in this urban hell deadly streets I know so well
Enemies on every side where to run, where to hide

Barbed wire decorates the devils playground
Time kills all your sense of mercy
Borrowed power lent to you by faceless owners
Grow old with your secret shame

Fight or fall show the mob no mercy
Fight or fall kill your enemy
Fight or fall license you for murder
Fight or fall no reprieve
9. No Excuses (4:20)
Music on my radio ain't what I wanna hear
Censorship pollutes my life its purpose all too clear
Zombies on my video erase them from my sight
P.M.R.C. my enemy and I intend to fight

I will touch no evil sure my eyes are blind
I will hear no evil wipe it from my mind
when your beliefs desert you ignorance is bliss
What you don't know can't hurt you ignorance is bliss
Keep your pride alive
There are no excuses keep your strength inside
There are no excuses only we can fight them
There are no excuses stand against the tide

I will touch no evil sure my eyes are blind
I will hear no evil wipe it from my mind
when your beliefs desert you ignorance is bliss
What you don't know can't hurt you ignorance is bliss
There are no excuses keep your pride alive
There are no excuses keep your strength inside
There are no excuses only we can fight them
There are no excuses stand against the tide

They can't tell me what to think they don't own my mind
Better for them if all kids were deaf dumb and blind
Let my words stick in their throats choke on their last breath
Trouble with all parents is, in kids they see their death

I will touch no evil sure my eyes are blind
I will hear no evil wipe it from my mind
when your beliefs desert you ignorance is bliss
What you don't know can't hurt you ignorance is bliss
There are no excuses keep your pride alive
There are no excuses keep your strength inside
There are no excuses only we can fight them
There are no excuses stand against the tide
10. Born for War (4:30)
Spectre of warfare hangs over our lives
Strangers decide just who lives or dies
Mercy no feeling They're so cold and blind
Evil leaders with greed on their mind

Born for war born for war
Time slipping even faster
Into the hands of the master
His sign is a mushroom cloud
He's the Lord of all disaster

Fighting and dying their pawn in the game
Generals and kings think we're all the same
Thousands of young men lie dead in the mire
Out of the classroom and into the fire

Born for war born for war
Time slipping even faster
Into the hands of the master
His sign is a mushroom cloud
He's the Lord of all disaster

Since the turning of the century
It's been the same for guys like you and me
Fight and die and it's the only way
Born for War and there's no escape

Generation die without a trace
Could be wars the devils human face
Politicians spout a phoney cause
Don't ask me to fight your fucking wars

Death is the same for sinner or priest
Victims of this fragile peace
Born for War
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