||THE X FACTOR - 1995
1.Sign Of The Cross (Harris)
Vocalista : BLAZE BAYLEY
Eleven saintly shrouded men Silhouettes stand against the sky One in front with a cross held high Come to wash my sins away Standing alone in the wind and rain Feeling the fear that is growing Sensing the change in the tide again Brought by the storm that is brewing Feel the anxiety hold off the fear Some of the doubt in the things you believe Now that your faith will be put to the test Nothing to do but await what is coming Why the is God still protecting me Even when I don't deserve it Though I am blessed with an inner strength Some they would call it a penance Why am I meant to face this alone Asking the question time and again Praying to God won't keep me alive Inside my head feel the fear start to rise... They'll be saying their prayers when the moment comes There'll be penance to pay when it's judgment day And the guilty'll bleed when that moment comes They'll be coming to claim, take your soul away The sign of the cross The name of the rose... a fire in the sky The sign of the cross They'll be comming to bring the eternal flame They'll be bringing us all immortality Holding communion so the world be blessed My creator, my God'll lay my soul to rest The sign of the cross The name of the rose... a fire in the sky The sign of the cross Lost the love of heaven above Chose the lust of the earth below Eleven saintly shrouded men Came to wash my sins away
I don't care for this world anymore I just want to live my own fantasy Fate has brought us to these shores What was meant to be is now happening I've found that I like this living in danger Living on the edge it makes feel as one Who cares now what's right or wrong It's reality Killing so we may roam Wherever we may roam Wherever we may hide We've got to get away I don't want existence to end We must prepare ourselves For the elements I just want to feel like we're strong We don't need a code of morality I like all the mixed emotion and anger It brings out the animal The power you can feel And feeling so high on this much adrenalin Excited but scary To believe what we've become Saints and sinners Something within us We are lord of the flies Saints and sinners Something willing us To be lord of the flies
The freeway is jammed And it's backed up for miles The car is an oven and baking is wild Nothing is ever the way it should be What we deserve we just don't get you see A briefcase, a lunch and a man on the edge Each step gets closer to losing his head Is someone in heaven are they looking down 'Cause nothing is fair just you look around Falling down Falling down Falling down He's sick of waiting of lying like this There's a hole in the sky for the angels to kiss Branded a leper because you don't fit In the land of the free You can live by your wits Once he built missiles a nation's defense Now he can't even give birthday presents Across the city he leaves in his wake A glimpse of the future a canibal state Falling down Falling down Falling down
After the war And now that they've sent us homeward I can't help but feel that I'm on my own No one can see Just what this conflict has done to The minds of the men Who are on their way home I'm scarred for life but It's not my flesh that's wounded So how can I face the torment alone The vivid scenes And all the recurring nightmares I lay there and sweat until it gets light ... People say don't worry Say that time's a perfect healer That the nightmares they will come to pass Can't hear what they're saying I am living in my own world And I'm feeling trance-like all the time I hear voices in my head Could I really be going crazy In the night the visions seem so real Do you care if you live or die When you laugh are you really crying You're not sure what's real anymore Fortunes of War Fortunes of War Fortunes of War no pain anymore Fortunes of War Fortunes of War Fortunes of War no pain anymore Fortunes of War Sometimes I wake I feel that my spirit's broken I wonder if I've strength ... carry on Carry on
All my dark dreams drift Like smoke in the breeze The fear grips me as I fall towards my sleep Here comes the nightmare that never ends Here is the dream that makes monsters of men In the house of my soul In rooms of ugliness and cold Memories locked away All the doubts and fears I never faced Now they come again I am falling down to meet with them Fears within us all Mine awake and they stand up tall Look for the truth Deepest cut of all from you Knife of the truth Blade of harted slicing through I pray my sleep will break Maybe this time I won't wake Weakness I hide so well This dagger in my mind will tell It's my final stand I make a fist out of each hand To shadows of the past Take a breath and I scream attack Look for the truth Deepest cut of all from you Knife of the truth Blade of hatred slicing through Here is the truth Deepest cut of all from you knife of the truth Blade of hatred slicing through
Silently to silence fall In the fields of futile war Toys of death are spitting lead Where boys that were our soldiers bled War horse and war machine Curse the name of liberty Marching on as if they should Mix in the dirt our brothers' blood In the mud and rain What are we fighting for Is it worth the pain It is worth dying for Who will take the blame Why did they make a war Questions that come again Should we be fighting at all Once a ploughtman hitched his team Here he sowed his little cream Now bodies arms and legs are strewn Where mustard gas and barbwire blooom Each moment's like a year I've nothing left inside for tears Comrades dead or dying lie I'm left alone asking why In the mud and rain What are we fighting for Is it worth the pain It is worth dying for Who will take the blame Why did they make a war Questions that come again Should we be fighting at all After the war Left feeling no one has won After the war What does a soldier become
A lonely cry for help reaching out for help to anyone A silent prayer to God to help you your way I've been depressed so long It's hard to remember when I was happy I've felt like suicide a dozen times or more But that's the easy way, that's the selfish way The hardest part is to get on with your life You're searching in the dark Clutching at straws to find a way You take the Tarot cards And throw them to the wind Your question your beliefs, your inner thoughts, your whole existence And if there is a God then answer if you will And tell me of my fate, tell me of my place Tell me if I'll ever rest in peace If you could live your life again Would you change a thing Or leave it all the same If you had the chance again Would you change a thing at all When you look back at your past Can you say that you are proud Of what you've done Are there times when you believe that the right you thought was wrong All of my life I have believed Judgement of Heaven is waiting for me All of my life now I have believed Judgement of Heaven awaits for me All of my life I have believed Judgement of Heaven is waiting for me Is waiting for me ...
Sometimes it makes me wonder Sometimes it makes me question Sometimes it makes me saddened Always it makes me angry but ... When you can see it happening The madness that's all around you Nobody seens to worry The World seens so powerless to act ... It's out of control Blood on The World's hands Each day a new toll Another assassination The same day a new creation But what are they coming into Security of a world that brings ... One day another killing Somewhere there's someone starving Another a savage raping Meanwhile there's someone laughing at us It's out of control Blood on The World's hands Each day it goes on Brutality and aggression Tomorrow another lesson Expecting another air raid Praying for a ceasefire ... They say things are getting better No need to be complacent There's chaos across the border And one day it could be happening to us It's out of control Blood in The World's hands It's our epitaph It's out of control Someone should know Blood on The World's hands Someone should
I've looked into the heart of darkness Where the blood-red journey ends When you've faced the heart of darkness Even your soul begins to bend For a week I have been wating Still I am only in Saigon The walls move in a little closer I feel the jungle call me on Every minute I get weaker While in the jungle they grow strong What I wanted was a mission And for my sins they gave me one They brought it up just like room service 'Cause everyone gets what they want And when that mission was all over I'd never want another one I know, captain, That you've done this work before We've got a problem You can help us all I'm sure The colonel's gone rogue And his methods are unsound You'll take a PBR up river track him down There's a conflict in every human heart And the temptation is to take it all to far In this war things get so confused But there are some things Which cannot be excused He's acting like a God - an insane lunatic Your mission - exterminate With extreme prejudice The route is dangerous And your progress may be slow Here is the file and it's all you need to know Here I am the knife in my hand And now I understand why the genius must die Now I stand alone in the darkness With his blood upon my hands Where sat the warrior the poet Now lie the fragments of a man I've looked into the heart of darkness Where the blood-red journey ends When you've faced the heart of darkness Even your soul begins to bend
I get in from work at 2 a.m. And sit down with a beer turn on late night TV And then wonder why I'm here It's meaningless and trivial And it washes over me And once again I wonder Is this all there is for me Here I am again Look at me again Here I am again On my own Trying hard to see What there is for me Here I am again On my own Life seens so pathetic I wish I could leave it all behind This canvas chair, this bed, These walls that fall in on my mind Hold on for something better That just drags you through the dirt Do you just let go or carry on And try to take the hurt Here I am again Look at me again Here I am again On my own Trying hard to see What there is for me Here I am again On my own
When you start to take a look within Do you feel ease with what you see Do you think you can have peace of mind And have self-believe or be satisfied Do you think you even like yourself Or really think you could be someone else Is there something that you'd rather be Never thought you'd be, had the chance to see All my life I've run away All my life I've tried to hide away Feel the paranoia creeping in Like a cancer eating at the skin Do you feel you've lost your self esteem And your self respect, what can you expect All my life I've run away All my life I've tried to hide away All my life ... I've run astray Let my faith ... slip away All my life ... I've run astray Allowed my faith ... to drift away Are you scared to look inside your mind Are worried just at what you'll find Do you really want to face the truth Does it matter now, what have you got to lose Try realease the anger from within Forgive yourself a few immortal sins Do you really care what people think Are you strong enough to release the guilt All my life I've run away All my life I've tried to hide away All my life ... I've run astray Let my faith ... slip away All my life ... I've run astray Allowed my faith ... to drift away
There’s an evil virus that’s threatening mankind Not state of the art, a serious state of mind The muggers, the backstabbers, the two faced elite A menace to society, a social disease Rape of the mind is a social disorder The cynics, the apathy one-upmanship order Watching beginnings of social decay Gloating or sneering at life’s disarray Eating away at your own self esteem Pouncing on every word that you might be saying Rape of the mind is a social disorder The cynics, the apathy one-upmanship order Superficially smiling a shake of the hand As soon as the back is turned treachery is planned Rape of the mind is a social disorder The cynics, the apathy one-upmanship order Watching beginnings of social decay Gloating or sneering...at life’s disarray When every good thing’s laid to waste By all the jealousy and hate By all the acid wit and rapier lies And every time you think you’re safe And when you go to turn away You know they’re sharpening all their paper knives All in your mind all in your head Try to relate it All in your mind all in your head Try to escape it Without a conscience they destroy And that’s a thing that they enjoy They’re a sickness that’s in all our minds They want to sink the ship and leave The way they laugh at you and me You know it happens all the time All in your mind all in your head Try to relate it All in your mind all in your head Try to escape it The rats in the cellar you know who you are.... Or do you? Watching beginnings of social decay....
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