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COWBOYS FROM HELL (1990)

 

Cowboys From Hell

 

Under the lights where we stand tall
Nobody touches us at all
Showdown, shootout, spread fear within, without
We’re gonna take what’s ours to have
Spread the word throughout the land
They say the bad guys wear black
We’re tagged and can’t turn back

 

You see us comin’
And you all together run for cover
We’re taking over this town

 

Here we come reach for your gun
And you better listen well my friend, you see
It’s a pistol is down below aimed at you
We’re the cowboys from hell.

 

Aimed at you we’re the cowboys from hell
Deed is done again, we’ve won
Ain’t talking no tall tales friend
‘Cause high noon, your doom
Comin’ for you we’re the cowboys from hell

 

Pillage the village, trash the scene
But better not take it out on me
‘Cause a ghost town is found
Where your city used to be
So out of the darkness and into the light
Sparks fly everywhere in sight
From my double barrel, 12 gauge,
Can’t lock me in your cage

 

You see us comin’
And you all together run for cover
We’re taking over this town

 

Here we come reach for your gun
And you better listen well my friend, you see
It’s a pistol is down below aimed at you
We’re the cowboys from hell.
Deed is done again, we’ve won
Ain’t talking no tall tales friend
‘Cause high noon, your doom
Comin’ for you we’re the cowboys from hell

 

Heresy

 

Here we are
In a world of corruption
Human nature is
Of violent Breed
Who cares if there’s no tomorrow
When I die for my future’s
Laid out for me
Can’t you see?
Rise above the lies
Morals on a backwards globe
A sin to you
For me it’s hope.

 

It’s my life and provision
Black or white
Some pay to pray
You question why they
Act this way
It’s their fucking decision

 

No more judgement day
Only tranquility
Peace signs, protest lines
Mean nothing to me

 

Honesty born in me
Heresy

 

I know what’s right or wrong
And my belief is stronger
Than your advice
People, they go to war
Because religion gives them
Reason to fight
Sacrifice, die for pride
A group that caters
No one’s fees
Or synthetic deities
Is where I belong
My stand is the human race
Without a label or a face
So they can lick my sack

 

No more judgement day
Only tranquility
Peace signs, protest lines
Mean nothing to me

 

Honesty born in me
Heresy

 

Cemetery Gates

 

Reverend reverend is this some conspiracy?
Crucified for no sins
An image beneath me
Whats within our plans for life
It all seems so unreal
I’m a man cut in half in this world
Left in my misery…

 

The reverend he turned to me
Without a tear in his eyes
It’s nothing new for him to see
I didn’t ask him why
I will remember
The love our souls had
Sworn to make
Now I watch the falling rain
All my mind can see
Now is your (face)

 

Well I guess
You took my youth
I gave it all away
Like the birth of a
New-found joy
This love would end in rage
And when she died
I couldn’t cry
The pride within my soul
You left me incomplete
All alone as the
Memories now unfold.

 

Believe the word
I will unlock my door
And pass the
Cemetery gates

 

Sometimes when I’m alone
I wonder aloud
If you’re watching over me
Some place far abound
I must reverse my life
I can’t live in the past
Then set my soul free
Belong to me at last

 

Through all those
Complex years
I thought I was alone
I didn’t care to look around
And make this world my own
And when she died
I should’ve cried and spared myself some pain…
Left me incomplete
All alone as the memories still remain

 

The way we were
The chance to save my soul
And my concern is now in vain
Believe the word
I will unlock my door
And pass the cemetery gates

 

Domination

 

Agony is the price
That you’ll pay in the end
Domination consumes you
Then calls you a friend
It’s a twisted fall
Binds are like steel
And manipulates the will to be
And it’s hard to see
How soon we forget
When there’s nothing else
Left to destroy
It’s a useless ploy

 

Your eyes will see
The dawn of the day
And the writing
On the wall
Those words that stare
Into your soul
And to yourself
You will befall

 

It’s domination pushed into living hell
Domination a now blacked heart
Is reaching out divinity
Body suspended by chains over razors
And nails it’s a penalty
Each razor a vice and each nail
Marks the demise of you life.
Grim construction grows
Has life played a trick
Sealed you in brick by brick
Till your end forcing you to bend

 

Your eyes will see
The dawn of the day
And the writing
On the wall
Those words that stare
Into your soul
And to yourself
You will befall

 

It’s domination pushed into living hell
Domination a now blacked heart
Is reaching out divinity
Body suspended by chains over razors
And nails it’s a penalty
Each razor a vice and each nail
Marks the demise of you life.
Grim construction grows
Has life played a trick
Sealed you in brick by brick
Till your end forcing you to bend

 

VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER (1992)

 

Walk

 

Can’t you see I’m easily bothered by persistence
One step from lashing out at you…
You want in to get under my skin
And call yourself a friend
I’ve got more friends like you
What do I do?

 

[Pre:]
Is there no standard anymore?
What it takes, who I am, where I’ve been belong
You can’t be something you’re not
Be yourself, by yourself
Stay away from me
A lesson learned in life
Known from the dawn of time

 

[Chorus:]
Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talking to me?
Are you talking to me?

 

Run your mouth when I’m not around, it’s easy to achieve
You cry to weak friends that sympathize
Can you hear the violins playing your song?
Those same friends tell me your every word

 

[Pre]

 

[Chorus:]
Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talking to me?
Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talking to me?
Are you talking to me?

 

No way punk!

 

[Solo]

 

[Chorus:]
Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talking to me?
Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talking to me?
Are you talking to me?

 

Walk on home, boy!

 

This Love

 

If ever words were spoken
Painful and untrue
I said I loved but I lied
In my life
All I wanted
Was the keeping
Of someone like you
As it turns out
Deeper within me
Love was twisted and pointed at you

 

Never ending pain, quickly ending life —

 

[Chorus]
You keep this love, thing, love, child, love, toy
You keep this love, fist, love, scar, love, break
You keep this love

 

I’d been the tempting one
Stole her from herself
This gift in pain
Her pain was life
And sometimes I feel so sorry
I regret this the hurting of you
But you make me so unhappy
I’d take my life and leave love with you

 

I’d kill myself for you, I’d kill you for myself —

 

[Chorus]

 

No more head trips

 

Hollow

 

What’s left inside him?
Don’t he remember us?
Can’t he believe me?
We seemed like bothers
Talked for hours last month
About what we wanna be
I sit now with his hand in mine
But I know he can’t feel…

 

No one knows
What’s done is done
It’s as if he were dead

 

I’m close with his mother
And she cries endlessly
Lord how we miss him
At least what’s remembered
It’s so important to make best friends in life
But it’s hard when my friend sits with blank expressions

 

No one knows
What’s done is done
It’s as if he were dead

 

He as hollow as I alone now
He as hollow as I alone
A shell of my friend
Just flesh and bone
There’s no soul
He sees no love
I shake my fists at skies above
Mad at God

 

He as hollow as I converse
I wish he’d waken from this curse
Hear my words before it’s through
I want to come in after you
My best friend

 

He as hollow as I alone

 

FAR BEYOND DRIVEN (1994)

 

5 Minutes Alone

 

I see you had your mind all made up
you group of pitiful liars.
Before I woke to face the day,
your master plan transpired.
Something told me
this job had more to meet the eye.
My song is not believed?
My words somewhat deceiving?
Now I’m unwhole.

 

[bridge:]
You’ve waged a war of nerves
But you can’t crush the kingdom
Can’t be what your idols are.
Can’t leave the scar.
You cry for compensation.
I ask you please just give us…

 

[chorus:]
5 minutes alone

 

I read your eyes, your mind was made up.
You took me for a fool.
You used complexion of my skin
for a counter racist tool.
You can’t burn me
I’ve spilled my guts out in the past.
Taken advantage of
because you know where I’ve come.
My past.

 

[bridge]

 

[chorus]

 

[solo]

 

[chorus]

 

I ask you please just give us

 

THE GREAT SOUTHERN TRENDKILL (1996)

 

Floods

 

A dead issue,
don’t wrestle with it,
deaf ears are sleeping
A guilty bliss,
so inviting (let me in),

 

nailed to the cross
I feel you, relate to you, accuse you
Wash away us all,
take us with the floods
Then throughout the night, they were raped and executed
Cold hearted world

 

Your language unheard of,
the vast sound of tuning out
The rash of negativity
is seen one sid edly,

 

burn away the day
The nervous, the drifting, the heaving
Wash away us all, take us with the floods
Then throughout the day mankind played with grenades
Cold hearted world
And at night they might bait the pentagram
Extinguishing the sun
Wash away man, take him with the floods

 

 

 

 

 

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