THE COLD

TRACK LIST

1. Hypocrite (4:05)
2. Take (4:19)
3. The Cold (7:19)
4. Black Cloud (4:41)
5. Blackened Eyes Staring (4:38)
6. Better Off Dead (5:43)
7. Falling Short (5:12)
8. Always (3:38)
9. K.Y.A (5:26)
10. Secret Life (7:03)

Nuclear Blast CD release for Europe and Japan includes Live version "Hammerhead" and "Doomsday For The Deceiver" (note: "No Place For Disgrace" is wrongly printed on the booklet)




HYPOCRITE

You tell me I'm the devil
Then scratch my flesh with your horns
You tell me do what I say
Don't do what I've done

I can see the way you act anda
I can see the way you lie
I can see the truth right through you
Open up your mouth and fly

You say you are better than me
You say you are all supreme
You can't tell the truth in spite of you
And every little step a dream

Hypocrite

Very thing I do you tell me
Every thing I do is wrong
Lecture all about the evils
Go until I write this song

Make a pile your opinions
Make an observation law
Don't hold back and tell me what you
Hear and feel and spoke and saw

Hypocrite

Don't know what to do
Don't know where to go
But I know what your gonna say
Take a stab at all my dreams and visions
Lash out, maybe guilt will wash away

TAKE

See the way you take my soul
Laugh at how you steal my pride
Crush the dreams that I once had
I'll take it all in stride

Give up everything I've worked for
Give you everything you want
Leave behind my friends and past
To watch you walk away

I did it all for you
I gave you more than I had to give
I gave it all to you
I keep on giving and you just take

Take what you want from me
And throw the rest away
See you standing proud
About the way you forced me down
Into the ground

Show me how to fear another
Teach me not to trust again
Always look over my shoulder
Live with what you took from me

No more can I close my eyes
I just see you walk away
I can't clear my head of you
I cry another day

I did it all for you
I gave you more than I had to give
I gave it all to you
I keep on giving and you just take

Take what you want from me
And throw the rest away
See you standing proud
About the way you forced me down
Into the ground

Take what you need from me
And leave the rest behind
Take what you want
Take it and leave

THE COLD

It all comes down to this
How to hold on to life I once had with you
An addiction like this
The supply slips away without warning
Don't know how to survive
I still need you to fill all the voids inside

You're the blood inside
You're the beat of my - soul
You're the breath inside
You're the thought that I - hold
You're the blood inside
You're the beat of my - soul

How should I keep time from ticking away
Stop tomorrow from coming
How can I hold the craving at bay
So better off when I didn't know
Coming at me so fast I can't run
Years of minutes of seconds of time
Put inside all I am, all I have
Pay the toll to hear what's on my mind.

Where do I go from here
The sun doesn't rise where I am
Spring never rises from fall
And the nightingale doesn't sing

Where do I go from here
There is no yellow brick road
No reference for my dreams
And no warmth to hide the cold

The cold

What is left for the time that I have
What is forward for looking to
Every path that I take is washed out
Every star is burnt out to follow
Passing by me so fast motion slow
Years of minutes of seconds of time
Generations learning what I know
Pay the toll to hear what's on my mind

Where do I go from here
The sun doesn't rise where I am
Spring never rises from fall
And the nightingale doesn't sing

Where do I go from here
There is no yellow brick road
No reference for my dreams
And no warmth to hide the cold

The cold

BLACK CLOUD

I've never screwed anyone that didn't fuck me
And I don't climb the branch of another man's tree
I try not to talk behind the back
Never enter into thought if you're Jew or black
Always pay what I owe, owe what I pay
Doesn't matter if you're female, Muslim or gay
If you're cool to me, I'll be cool to you
And if you lie to me, I won't be straight with you
I never win the lottery, never catch a break
When I get money back you bet it's a mistake
When I gamble I should just throw it away
I take another hit but know I should've stayed
The green light goes to start the race
But the helmet falls down to cover my face
I spread my wings and I'm ready to fly
And the wind and thunder clouds cover the sky

Why does all the crap come back on me
When does the barrage of bad luck cease
How long can the black cloud follow me
How much of this can I take

Why does the black cloud follow me
Why does the black cloud follow me
Black cloud follow

When I beat you I was just returning serve
I climbed the ladder once when I had nerve
Run for my life but stop to tie my shoe
When I raped you I was just taming the shrew
There's a paycheck in my name I see
But I've got no acceptable form of I.D.
There's a wall at the end of a broken path
Add two and two together but beware of the math

There's a place on earth where I feel safe
But I've never been able to find that place
When I'm high I think I've got it figured out
But my performance is filled with an aching doubt
There's a feel in the air that I'm going to win
But the air up here is extremely thin
There's a storm cloud chasing me wherever I go
And the only people helping me keep telling me no

Why does all the crap come back on me
When does the barrage of bad luck cease
How long can the black cloud follow me
How much of this can I take

Why does the black cloud follow me
Why does the black cloud follow me
Black cloud follow

BLACKENED EYES STARING

She can't handle all the evil things
That life has come to give
Taking everything she loves
Destroying the home where she lives
Death does her no favors
Sparing her and killing every one else
Leaving her to face the world alone
And leaving her by herself

Wreath of dead roses
Wrapped around her head
Blackened eyes staring
Not at me but through instead
There's an evil in her smile
That gets me high

What has happened here
She looks like she once could fly
You can see the fear
She looks like she once could cry
Until she dies

Dead

Every time her eyes are open
All she sees is blood and fear
Can only dream of jagged steel
Ripping her from ear to ear
Wishing more and more everyday
To be dead and gone and free
Wishing more and more every day
To be a little dead fairy

BETTER OFF DEAD

Sometimes I feel like just ending it all
Every step a broken leg
Every floor breaks a fall
I can't only not see light
I can't find the tunnel

Life keeps giving me an uphill climb
Without a ladder or a rope
Without a prayer or a hope
I can't only not see light
I can't find the tunnel

I can't find my way
Don't know if I'll see tomorrow
Or the rest of today
I can't raise my head
Maybe I'm better off dead
Better off dead
Better off dead
Better off dead
I can't only not see light I'm better off dead

Every time we try to step ahead, step ahead
There's a force that holds us down
Holds us back, keeps us in
And I pray every day that things will take a turn
That tomorrow brings me hope
That today will slip away
I can't only not see light
I can't close my eyes

I have lost my way
Don't know about tomorrow
Or the best of today
I won't raise my head
And so I'm better off dead
Better off dead
Better off dead
Better off dead
I can't only not see light I'm better off dead

Sometimes I feel like I've ended it all
Every step a shooting pain
Every floor breaks a fall
I can't only not see light I'm better off dead

So stick my body in the ground
And find a priest and gather 'round
And say a little prayer to god
Throw some flowers on the sod 'cause
I will never see the light and I'm better off dead

FALLING SHORT

Can you feel the drive
Can you feel the push
Does the blood start to boil
Subconscious making a fist
Every face a target
Every life a prize
Just the thought of pain
Keeps your anger alive

I can feel my heart breaking in pieces
Nothing but sorrow haunting inside
Loneliness killing me ever so slowly
Blade to my throat and prepare to die

Is it worth my life
Is it worth you life
Is it worth wasting the time
Can it be all so thought overtaking
Can we just let it slip by

Hands are shaking mouth is dry and
My heart breaking watching you die
Spinning backwards falling short of
Pitching in to save your life

Bare to taste it - bare to feel it - bare to live
Grit you teeth - grit your clench - grit and bare
Feel the glory - feel the pain - feel the fade
Crawl to safety - crawl on you knees - fall to
your death

I have felt my heart crumble to pieces
Finally sorrow ventures outside
Loneliness walking away from it's kill
Blade in my throat I'm left to die

It's taken my life, it'll take your life
Taking it's sweet, sweet time
It's takin' over, over and over
Stealing and wasting our time

Hands are shaking mouth is dry and
My heart breaking watching you die
Spinning backwards falling short of
Pitching in to save your life

I can feel my heart breaking in pieces
Nothing but sorrow haunting inside
My heart is breaking

ALWAYS

I see you comin' from miles away
I see the crap that you're spittin' out your face

I can see right through your shit
And about a pound ago I had enough of it
And I love when you try to disguise
How much you despise
How much you despise me
Long ago I thought we were through
There's nothing I can say
There's nothing I can do
Still you kept me hangin' on
To amuse yourself you can play the god

I see you and you're in my mind
Always dead, always dead each time

I see you leavin', you're miles away
I see the crap that you're leavin' in your trace

I can see right through your shit
And about a ton ago I had enough of it
And I love when you try to disguise
How much you despise
How much you despise me
Long ago I thought we were through
There's nothing I can say
There's nothing I can do
Still you kept me hangin' on
To amuse yourself you have played the god

K.Y.A.

So you wanna come up on me
Chest out up on both feet
Puffed up, look down your nose
Attitude up on your tip toes
Hope you know how it's gonna be
Blood and knuckles out in the street
Come at me like a drunk in a bar
You must like the taste of road tar

Woa the end of you

I will kick your ass you cryin' pussy
I will kick your ass you fuckin' sally girl

Run home cry to mama
Don't come back here again
Go home and wash your skirt
And paint your nails and face like you've been
I can't stand you
Can't even look at you
Don't wanna hear you cry
I just can't deal with fragile little boys
I'd rather see you die

So you sneak up from behind
A cheap shot like I was blind
You better make it the shot of the year
And when I get up don't you be here
There's no place you can hide
So you better keep runnin'
Dress up like the girl you are
And hide out in the ladies stall

SECRET LIFE

Well I can see the look in your eye
That everything I'm telling you is passing you by
There's a side of me that you don't know
And if you listen close I'll tell you what you want to hear
That I can see by the look in your eye
That I can see by the look in your eye

So I don't have to hear you cry
Stick a needle in my eye
So I don't have to see your tears
Scream until I couldn't hear
So I don't have to feel your pain
I bang my head till I'm insane
So I don't have to know the truth
I don't wanna know the real you

I know by the angle of your brow
That everything I'm telling you is confusing you now
I know where I really should be
Always guessing what's next, what's cool for me
There's a dream that I just can't see
There's a path of a way to get where I wanna be
There's a drive in my soul
A pounding beat of rock and roll

I've got a secret life
An aching need an unlived dream
I've got a secret life
An unknown desire chasing me
I've got a secret life
An aching need an unlived dream
I need a secret life
A way to escape the one I live

So many things you don't know
That count on me to be the show
So many places you may go
Exist because of you
Action/adventure in my mind
A job well done of a different kind
Lives depend on my every move
And death becomes my favorite groove

I don't know where I'm meant to be
But nowhere I've been seems right to me
I can tell when I'm in the right place
Strapped in my seat and ready to race
I can tell when I'm in the groove
Everything's a go and ready to move
And I really ain't been there yet
But I ain't done on that, you can bet

© Flotsam and Jetsam 2012


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