Lyrics

Ten Years

Ten Years

  • Music: Chris Black
  • Lyrics: Chris Black

Lie alone in the shadows
My own company
Always hiding in silence
Melt in misery
Every night is a horror
Days are sickening
Still the distance glimmers
Freedom beckoning

Ten years I lost my life
Ten years in chains
Ten years I dreamed of you
Ten years your name

It's a curse in the making
Sick another year
Yet I'm so far from lifeless
Will I die in here?
In a cage for the ages
Fear entombing me
And it's locked from the inside
Trapped without a key

Ten years I lost my life
Ten years in chains
Ten years I dreamed of you
Ten years your name

Suddenly, like a shockwave
The door is opening
And I walk into darkness
Sick and suffering
Demons hide in the open
Wild and hunting me
An escape to the outside
Laced with tragedy

Ten years you lived my life
Ten years ashamed
Ten years I hated you
Ten years insane

When We Fly

  • Music: Chris Kerns, Matt Johnsen
  • Lyrics: Chris Kerns

Pray the fear of living life is gone
Pray I've the strength to carry on
The hopes and dreams, always harder than they seem
I'm found without a set of wings

I wonder when I'll finally have it all
Then wonder when I'll hit the wall
The cures we should find and the mountains we should climb
I think we'll be alright when we fly, yeah

When I fly the hunt becomes my art
My idle hands, your bleeding heart
The claw ends the fight in the shadows of the night
One inch away to take your life

I seek all powers of the earth below
To gain the strength I've never known
It's a wide open door, we're much different than before
To rule the skies forevermore

The mirror lies with my reflection
Waiting for this new direction
Waiting for some bold reaction from you

Take a step back from the churning
Try to act on what I'm learning
Realize there's only so much we can do

Tired of the superficial goals
So tired, long before I'm old
A crowd may gather round, as you briefly leave the ground
But an eagle's freedom's never found

Pray the scripture's promised land is true
Pray that I have nothing left to lose
The blood and the scars, though we'll never touch the stars
Remember why we've come this far, yeah

White Light

  • Music & Lyrics: Sullivan/Heaton
  • Originally performed by New Model Army

It's another heroes' sunset
I'm riding on the Great North Road
Coiled and tensed in wonder
As the land turns burning gold

Out in the sun, out in the wind
I'm nearly ready now to come back again

We are silent in this worship
Beneath the breathing of the summer trees
They sparkle in a dance of silver
As the light falls through the leaves

Out in the sun, out in the wind
I'm nearly ready now to come back again

So from the wisdom of trances, the armies of Jesus
To the Voodoo possessions, the different disguises
At dusk in the mountains, all bowed in surrender
A thousand voices calling out a million names
We knelt as we lit the candles
Around the little shrine
Take me back to the white light
I want to go there again

Out in the sun, out in the wind
I'm nearly ready now to come back again

Reflection and the Inevitable Future

  • Music: Chris Kerns
  • Lyrics: Chris Kerns

Where to find the words
And who am I to try
When I might not know myself
Yet I owe the advice
So can we live this life
And ignore the unfair
I bid you not things I've gathered
but these thoughts I can share

I just thought you should see what I've seen
To behold and believe
Bring these things a new meaning
Then this song is yours to sing
And reflect in your own light
Your chance to live right
Hard lessons loom in the future
But I'll be by your side

I can weigh what's wrong or right
Done by best to this day
Only fools think they know it all
They don't matter anyway
We'll see you blaze your own trails
I couldn't ask for more
Not always having the answers
But we've been there before
And we've conquered before

I just thought you should see what I've seen
To behold and believe
Bring these things a new meaning
Then this song is yours to sing
And reflect in your own light
Your chance to live right
Hard lessons loom in the future
But I'll be by your side

Nothing I Can Say

  • Music: Tim Aymar, Matt Johnsen
  • Lyrics: Tim Aymar

Some people think about the future as a fantasy
Some see it like a star they could never reach
Just as you reach it, you're watching it die
Some people see the world as if it has to stay like this
I don't think that's anything safe to rely
If you could see tomorrow through my eyes

I see tomorrow
I can see it all too clear
I can see what you are becoming
What I see is what you all should fear

Are you becoming slaves to the system?
Has peace become a fallacy?
Have you all forgotten why you're stranded here
For eternity?

There is nothing I can say
But I'll do what I can do
To help you find the way
Right in front of you

Some people beat the children of this earth to submission
Then lock them up in cages when they make mistakes
They can't learn the truth if you forcefeed them lies

I see tomorrow
I can see it all too clear
I can see what you are becoming
What I see is what you all should fear

You can't afford to be so complacent
You must rehabilitate the world and make it well
Or else you'll have to claim responsibility
For this living hell

There is nothing I can say
But I'll do what I can do
To help you find the way
Right in front of you

Tormentor

  • Music & Lyrics: Jeff Hanneman
  • Originally performed by Slayer

Afraid to walk the streets
In the coldness all alone
The blackness of the night
Engulfs your flesh and bones

Hoping for relief
From the fear you feel inside
Losing all perspective
Of reality in the night

Running from shadows
Blinded by fear
The horror of nightfall
Is ever so near
I slowly surround you
As terror sets in
Are you afraid of the night?

I see the fright in your eyes
As you turn and run
But is your mind playing tricks
On a body so very young

Feeling as if no one cares
The fear runs down your spine
But I know I'll never rest
Until I know you're mine

Running from shadows
Blinded by fear
The horror of nightfall
Is ever so near
I slowly surround you
As terror sets in
Are you afraid of the night?

Afraid to walk the streets
In the coldness all alone
The blackness of the night
Engulfs your flesh and bones

Seems as if no one cares
The fear runs down your spine
But I know I'll never rest
Until I know you're mine

I know you're mine
Too late to hide
Too late to save your life
Tormentor