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TESTAMENT LYRICS

1. Practice What You Preach


[Testament / Billy, Peterson, Skolnick]

You think your life's so grad
You don't believe a word you say
Your feet aren't on the ground
You let your life just slip away
Just so uncertain of your body and your soul
The promises you make, your mind so blank
And then you lose control, then you lose control!

I never was the one, the one to say the things you say
Never seem to wonder what you say
You think you've got your life completely in control
You've got a lot to learn,
The bridge you burn is gonna take its toll!!!
Pay the burnt bridge toll!!!

So practice what you preach!
Practice what you preach!
Preach!
Practice what you preach!
Practice what you preach!
Preach!
Practice what you preach!

You think your life's so grad
You don't believe a word you say
Your feet aren't on the ground
You let your life just slip away
Just so uncertain of your body and your soul
The promises you make, your mind so blank
And then you lose control, then you lose control!

Pay the burnt bridge toll, then you lose control
Pay the burnt bridge toll, so practice what you preach

So practice what you preach!
Preach!
Practice what you preach!
Practice what you preach!
Preach!


2. Perilous Nation


[Testament/Skolnick]

Bold is the one who dares to say what he feels
Renegation man, to one he yields
The bleeding hearts and empty minds, hiding words they fear
Blind is the one who censors what we see and hear
Come into my world and take a journey with me
Paint me a portrait now, of the things you see

Men are poor and lost in war of ideology
No solution will prevail unless we can be
Free on anger, free of pain
Free of hatred that we obtain
Tell me what this place was meant to be

Can you see? Can you see what it does to me?
Can you hear? Can you red?
Can you see what it did to me!

Totalitarians in a Perilous Nation
Forcing through control turns, to desolation
Listen to the leader speak, he's your only friend
Take a stand in the motherland, take it to the end

Say now what you will, before they make it illegal
Time to draw the line, between the bad and the evil
Distant times had friendly rules, became its deadliest foe
We have heard it all before, the morals come and go

Men are poor and lost in war of ideology
No solution will prevail unless we can be
Free on anger, free of pain
Free of hatred that we obtain
Tell me what this place was meant to be
Free on anger, free of pain
Free of hatred that we obtain
Tell me what this place was meant to be

Can you see? Can you see what it does to me?
Can you hear? Can you red?
Can you see what it did to me, can you hear? Can you read?
Can you see what it did to me
Can you hear? Can you read?
Can you see what it did to me...


3. Envy Life


[Testament / Peterson]

In regards to the nature used with pacts of magic
Spirits from the vastly deep
Respond the calls from their broken silence.
Make sure you reach does not exceed your grasp
All that is to be done before you act
In a pact of invoking spirits from the past

Have you lost your mind?
The dark souls of time
Ending life!
Ending life!

They see you calling out their names and getting ready
Chant in darkness shrouding near
Through your virtued youth they'll strike a deal
What's to obtain if no pain no gain
But to sell your soul you must be insane
Wrote your name in blood and then they came

You're as good as dead
The lost souls of time
Envy life!
Envy life!
Life!!!

Have you lost your mind?
The dark souls of time
Ending life!
You're as good as dead
The lost souls of time
Envy life!
Come on down to the house of pain
You hear them calling
Shouting out their names in vain. Envy life!

In regards to the nature used with pacts of magic
Spirits from the vastly deep
Respond the calls from their broken silence.
Make sure you reach does not exceed your grasp
All that is to be done before you act
In a pact of invoking spirits from the past

You're as good as dead
The lost souls of time
Envy life!
Envy life!
Envy life!
Envy life!


4. Time Is Coming


[Testament/Billy]

Yeah! The way I feel, seems to me to be so real
So sick and tired you know just how I feel
Cops they dress in black, they bid their lives
The bribes they stack, so sick and tired
Of the same old this and that
The time is coming, it's too soon I can't quite tell
I don't know, I think my world has gone to hell
The time is coming, life it spins just like a wheel
I don't know, that's the way that it makes me feel!

The man I most resent
You might know him through the government
He'll tax our lives the money's spent
He's just the president!!!
The land of liberty for all mankind and all to see
What's the use, laws a conspiracy
The time is coming, it's too soon I can't quite tell
I don't know, I think my world has gone to hell
The time is coming, life it spins just like a wheel
I don't know, that's the way that it makes me feel!

Searching for answers to make life complete
No need to search for more questions
There for you to see!

The wars that we must fight
You dodge the draft before you drive
So sick and tired, why can't they realise
The rights they sympathise
So sick and tried, why can't we live our lives
The time is coming, it's too soon I can't quite tell
I don't know, I think my world has gone to hell
The time is coming, life it spins just like a wheel
I don't know, that's the way that it makes me feel!


5. Blessed In Contempt


[Testament / Billy, Skolnick, Peterson]

All that can escape me, all I realise
That it will come back to me the day my father dies.
His burning eyes would stare at you
I was born a masochist
I cried out in pain, as he clenches up his fist

Slowly as the years go by, the darkness builds inside
Trying to find a passage out, before I lose my mind
Incestuous temptation but what is wrong or right
Why must I fall victim of hereditary spite?

Soon! We will arise, forming despise
Conceptual intempt!
Blessed in contempt!

Thoughts have now come back to me
It's time to perpetrate
Take me to my sanity, before it gets too late
Hear me as I call to you, right here down below
Resurrect my will to live, come before I... go!

Soon! We will arise, forming despise
Conceptual intempt!
Blessed in contempt!


6. Greenhouse Effect


[Testament / Skolnick]

Fools the ones who stray, the rain forest burns away
Know what to believe, this is the air we breathe
So the world we know is dying slow in South America
Flames are burning down, all the trees to the ground

Time is running low, we can't stay no more
Wealth these people see, fight for eternity
Lies they televise paid by their government
There on! It's lingers on
And they don't even care in they...

Seal the Planet's fate
Crimes they perpetrate
Wasting precious land
It's time to take a stand

Our only hope to breathe again
To stop the madness closing in
What will we do when all is lost?
Environmental holocaust... repeat

Foes, these people go, someone destroyed their home
Plagued with disease, left praying on their knees
Laws protect the land, social justice in demand
Smoke it fills the air into the atmosphere
Now it's time to see a cycle of a tragedy
On! It lingers on, and they don't even care if they

Seal the Planet's fate
Crimes they perpetrate
Wasting precious land
It's time to take a stand

Our only hope to breathe again
To stop the madness closing in
What will we do when all is lost?
Environmental holocaust... repeat


7. Sins Of Omission


[Testament / Billy, Peterson, Skolnick]

The day's vanished in the night, soon the children pray
Pray themselves alone, the hate build from their pride
You can't take away, can't take what they own!
The eyes watching from the sky, guides them through the haze
Calling far away, the rain is black as black, black as night
Oh let them pray!

False sense of pride, satisfies
There's no reason for suicide
Use your mind, and hope to find
Find the meaning of existence...

The cry's answers wonder why, why it's time to die
Time to die alone, cause I'm wasting too much time
Wandering down the line reason why I go my own!

False sense of pride, satisfies
There's no reason for suicide
Use your mind, and hope to find
Find the meaning of existence...


8. The Ballad


[Testament / Skolnick,Billy]

I'm not one to say
Where my feelings are going when they wither away
I pray to see another day
My heart's feeling like a needle lost in the hay
Restrained to meet again
My friend do you think that we ever will
I know we are free...

The games are played with your life on the line
Some lose, you win if you keep on trying
I don't mind doing the time, I'm happier being alive
Now I know the means to my opression were all lies
The only truth is your own most sacred lesson I've ever learned
I know we are free...

Yeah,
Don't go,
No,
Don't look back,
Just realize

I've been robbed, I've been fooled
I intent now to make my own rules
Dagger's edge cut the life, I've been down that road too many times

What's to fear, fear no more,
Show my conscience what fear's for
Now I know this is so real
What's done is done so do as you will!

I'm keeping alive! Go on, no don't look back
Just realise where you've gone.
Where are you going to, no life's not done wit you
You're only just begun, to live your life, for you...


9. Nightmare


[Testament/Skolnick]

You wanted money, you wanted fame,
You broke the rules before you know the game
Bounds tearing you up like a knife
Wis it was the end of your life, it's a nightmare
Going down that road on account of you
No escape from the things you put me through
I don't know, I don't care, I can't go anywhere,
It's a nightmare coming back to you!

Don't wanna die, just wanna live!
I've got stop taking what they give
So many roads moving all around
I only see the one going down it's a nightmare
Going down the road on account of you
No escape from the things you put me through
I don't know, I don't care, I can't go anywhere it's a nightmare
Coming back to you!

We got to fight, we got to try
When all is gone we'll know the reason why
To kill the enemy we will win the wars
To find the place our life was before, it's a nightmare
Going down that road on account of you
No escape from the things you put me through
I don't know, I don't care, I can't go anywhere
It's a nightmare coming back to you!.. to you!.. to you!..


10. Confusion Fusion


[Testament]

[Instrumental]



Alex Skolnick - lead and rhythm guitars
Eric Peterson - rhythm and lead guitars
Chuck Billy - vocal
Louie Clemente - drums
Greg Christian - bass

Thanks to shillin_mang, wminniear for correcting track #1 lyrics.
Thanks to benoit.pierre for correcting tracks #3, #5, #6, #7 lyrics.
Thanks to chad.m.mcmillan for correcting track #8 lyrics.


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