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    1: Jennifer Lost The War
    2: Elders
    3: Out on Patrol
    4: Crossroads
    5: Demons (a mexican fiesta)
    6: Beheaded
    7: Tehran
    8: A Thousand Days
    9: Blackball
    10: I'll Be Waiting
    11: Kill the President
 
 


 

  1: JENNIFER LOST THE WAR
 
 
   Jennifer lost the war today you'll find her burnt and raped
   Through it all she must have wondered "what have I done?"
   But nobody really cares today the world's a busy place
   Guess she must have really sined
   Really sined
   I guess we're all just soldiers
   She was only 6 years old
   Left to die by strangers
   Her family waits
   And if we're all just soldiers is it so wrong to be afraid?
   Jennifer lost the war
   Jeannie lost the war today there must be some mistake
   They say it all the time and they said it then
   Little Miss 15 55 her soul remains unclaim
   She must have really sined
   Really sined
   Morality won't help her
   All her sorrows left her
   But the morning headlines even say that it's a shame
   What are we headin' for
   Jennifer lost the war
 
   Seen it all before
   Started on the ground then it walked away
   And I wonder how many more everybody take it like there's nothin' to
   say
   Jennifer lost lost lost the war
 
   I guess we're all just soldiers
   She was only 6 years old
   Left to die by strangers
   And wait'll the morning headlines even say that it's a shame
   What are we headin' for
 
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  2: ELDERS
 
   When we younger
   There always seemed like some
 
   Some perfect mold
   That we're supposed to be
   But now we're growing up and
   I see it's just not that way
   Now I feel like someones lied to me
   Cause I've been true
   Made good for you
   And now I feel used
   I'm asking you
   How does it feel
   How does it feel
   How does it feel
   To be like you
   Tell me now elders
 
   What wre your reasons for
   Making it seem
   Like you were so much more
   If you want to feel good
 
   Because of our accomplishments
   Why the fuck
   Don't you just do it yourself
 
   Cause I've tried
   Man I've tried
   While you all lied
   So now just tell me
   How does it feel
   How does it feel
   How does it feel
   To be like you
 
   Look at all the families now
   Who don't talk and don't trust
   Because of the way
   That things have been done
   When will you finally learn
   To leave out the bullshit
   And just be straight with us
 
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  3: OUT ON PATROL
 
 
   Look at my soldier boy now
   With that big gun in your little hand
   As you patrol this foreign land
   Hear the mine that clicks beneath your feet
 
   Now do you see the light
   Fading while your world is crumbling
   Out on patrol
   And all you can do is sit and stare
   What revelation have you now
   What culmination to your speck of life
   Your moment in time
 
   As you sit here all alone
   Will your buddies come and save your life
   But as the enemy appears
   See your life flash before your eyes

[Arriba]



 
  4: CROSSROADS
 
 
   Time has washed away
   And now I may wonder
   How did it all slip by
   Cause I always thought
   We had forever
   Future calls to me
   To take me away from things
   I don't want to leave behind
   Like I'm slipping away
   I can't hold on
 
   Find that path alone
   Crossroads lead me away
   But thats not what worries me
   I just want to know whats home
 
   Through it all
   My mind still wanders
   To the one who touched my soul
   Though her road leads away
   She's still my
   True love
   I could believe
 
   Will is not enough when all those
   Lost days stand in the way
   But she was
   My hopes and dreams my
   Whole world
   I could believe
 
   I still want to know
   Who can see for me
   Crossroads tell me
 
   Now you'll have to trade
   Your past away
   And find another day
   So is change a friend or an enemy
 
   Through what comes to pass
   I'll find my way
   I've seen it all before
   But is the best you can be
   The best thing to be
   Some people say
   You're just wasting time
   But thats not what worries me
   I just want to know whats home

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  5: DEMONS (A MEXICAN FIESTA)
 
 
   Clouds pass over the moon
   Like an eye that shows impending doom
   Tension in this misty air
   Souls pass into the room
   Drawn in by a lost memory
   You will join them in the moonlight
 
   You are my offering
   Your soul transcends
   The centuries of pain
   Your misery in life
   Is your ecstasy in death
 
   Time passes like the wind
   As we race to beat days dusky grin
   Mornings just a moment away
   Your body glistens in candlelight
   As we all look on in fiendish delight
   The ritual is just beginning
 
   Come fulfill the prophecy
   With our demons of debauchery
   As virgins and spectress sing
   This madness will never cease
 
   In the dead of night
   You will follow
   In the footsteps of many others
   Who have come before
   I will show you the altar
   Your aztec eyes, egyptian hair
   Your beauty bestoved upon my lair
   I've loved you before, in other lives
   But youve never ment as much to me
   Never meant as much to me as now
 
   In this night of sacrafice
   where blood is spilt
   That will never spill again
   But in your linen robes
   We want you now
   We want you now
   You could never ask for more than that
 
   You are my offering
   Your soul transcends
   The centuries of pain
   Your misery in life
   Is your ecstasy in
   Come fulfill the prophecy
   With our demons of debauchery
   This madness will never cease
 
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  6: BEHEADED
 
 
   Mommy doesn't have a head any more
   Keep it underneath my bed on the floor
   Well thats alright, man thats OK
   She never really used her head anyway
 
   Daddy called me a stupid boy
   Bet he wont say that any more
   Cause the way his body is severed too
   His vocal cords are gonna be hard to use
 
   Beheaded, watch him squirt like a garden hose
   Beheaded, bloody mess all over my clothes
 
   Watch my girl friend come to the door
   Chop off her head, she falls to the floor
   Now watching my baby's jugular blow
   Really makes my motor go
 
   Wrap a towel round the bloody stump
   Take my baby's body to the city dump
   Then wipe the mess off the bloody axe
   Scoope all the feads into my pull-up sack
 
   Beheaded, watch her squirt like a garden hose
   Beheaded, bloody mess all over my clothes
 
   All my collection, adorns my room on bedroom polls
   Use to be a little, but a little got more and more
   Now I'm craving yours
 
   Night brings bad dreams, bad dreams and guillotines
   Night brings bad dreams, bad dreams and guillotines
 
   Off with her head
   Off with her head
   Off with her head
   Off with her head
   Off with her head
   Off with her head
 
   Find another victim for my machine
   Put 'em in a home-made guillotine
   Blade falls, gonna need a casket
   Watch your head plop in a wicker basket
 
   Leave the house at a quarter to four
   Come back with sixteen or more
   Cause the more I walk, the more I see
   I got a funny feeling coming over me
 
   Beheaded, watch you squirt like a garden hose
   Beheaded, bloody mess all over my clothes

[Arriba]



 
  7: TEHRAN
 
 
 
   In your plane in the blue sky
   You roam again
   Word that echo in your mind
   Make you heart beat faster
   This is no Vietnam
   We will win in Iran
 
   The President said let it ride
   Islam be damned
   Make your last stand
   In Tehran
 
   Warrior, the time bombs
   About to go
   What will you feel
   Will you even wonder
   If the man that'sin your sights
   Ever kissed his girl goodbye
 
   The President said let it ride
   Islam be damned
   Make your last stand
   In Tehran
 
   Great Satan
   Our flags our burning
 
   Soon America may find
   Its young men in the sand
   Where there casualty
   Is just a number
   In Iran
 
   The President said let it ride
   Islam be damned
   Make your last stand
   In Tehran

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  8: A THOUSAND DAYS
 
 
   Ask me no questions and I'll tell you
   I'll tell you no lies
   When all is said and done
   Does it really matter who's wrong or right
   Don't ask me for a reason, I can't explain
   Why we hurt one another again and again
   As I lie bleeding here I still
   I still reach for you
 
   A thousand days
   Have passed away
   A thousand days
   Were captured in her eyes
 
   Your eyes are open now but you know
   Its still hard to see inside
   When action and intention
   Are two seperate things
   Now I somehow wish I could explain
   Why we hurt each other again and again
   Like someone on his dying breath
   I still reach for you
 
   A thousand days
   Have passed away
   A thousand days
   Were captured in her eyes
 
   Forever we've been
   Trapped by our hearts
   Trapped by our minds
   I'd like to leave
   I'd like to win at love
 
   But I just can't let it go
   And I just can't watch it slipping away
   And I just can't let it go
   And I just can't stand another minute
 
   Maybe now someday our shattered lives
   Will mend themselves again
   But now a million miles away
   I still wish I could
   And though I somehow know, I can't explain
   Why we hurt another again and again
   Like someone on his dying breath
   I still reach for you

[Arriba]



 
  9: BLACKBALL
 
 
   In this world of hate and shallowness
   Where enemies become your consolation
   And those of us who win the game give up our minds
   I don't call that winning
   Say this doesn't apply to you
   But ask yourself first
   What have I done today to win the game
   And just what have I sacrificed
 
   Win the battle lose the war
   I know I've played this game before
   When people were still real
   I don't want this anymore
   It's time for me to close the door
   There's nothing left to feel
 
   Reflect on all our yesterdays
   My own words choke me
   Why were they spoken
   Regret for the things I've said and done
   Just can't compare with
   Regret for those that I have never tried
   So blame this world or blame yourself
   It's really all the same
   When you are standing on the precipice
   From which you just can't return
 
   Win the battle lose the war
   I know I've played this game before
   When people were still real
   I don't want this anymore
   It's time for me to close the door
   There's nothing left to feel
 
   In the style of forgotten men
   I look to my horizon
   I see nothing
   While thoughts of guns and desecration
   Sweep through my mind
   But only coffins and bones remain
   As I look to you
   The emptiness behind your eyes
   Seals my decision
   Can't carry on in this world of juggling
   Where all this thoughtlessness and bludgeoning
   Your key to success
   What kind of tradition to carry on
 
   Blackball The new disease
   Blackball The new disease
   Blackball Your evil ways
   Have found their way inside me
 
   Blackball The new disease
   Blackball The new disease
   Blackball For a better life
   In this high tech dog eat dog existence
 
   (Chorus)
 
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  10: I'LL BE WAITING
 
 
   Once I had a friend that I could count on
   So I thought
   Well so it seemed
   But times of need are not enough
   To prove your friendship to me now
   Once I saw a face that I believed in
   But a mask was all there was
   So who wears the masks and who wears the faces
   Well I guess I'll never know
 
   But as I stand here alone in a room full of people
   With nothing to say
   Beer on their minds, and smoke in the air
   Call them feiends but they just don't care
 
   Friend for life
   Such shallow words for brokrn minds
   Show me a friend for life
   Cause I'll be waiting for that day to arrive
   When I'll feel alive
   I'll be waiting for that day
 
   Once I found a love I had to know
   Now we might know each other just too well
   Cause when we're together we just can't get enough
   Or is it we just can't get what we want
   Once I saw a dream, I had to chase it
   Dreams quickly turn to reality
   Who's at fault in this game of yours and mine
   Well I guess I'll never know
 
   But as I sit here alone
   Think of the girl who came softly inside me
   The look in her eyes, the smell of her hair
   Call her my own but is she really there?
 
   Love for life
   Such noble words for noble minds
   Show me a love for life
   Cause I'll be waiting for that day to arrive
   When I'll feel alive
   I'll be waiting for that day
 
   Once I had a friend that I could count on
   Times of need are not enough
   Once I found a love I had to know
   Now we might know each other just too well
   Once I saw a dream I had to chase it
   Dreams quickly turn to reality
   Now let me close my eyes
   Because I don't want to see anymore

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  11: KILL THE PRESIDENT
 
 
   In a world without leaders
   Who'd start all the wars?
   The world that your saving
   Will always be yours
 
   Kill the President
   Listen to the voice of reason
   Unify with that single line
   Stop the man with the power
   Of the goverment
   A leader's not the center
   Of democracy
 
   In a world without leaders
   Who'd make people starve?
   The world that we're saving
   Will always be ours
 
   Everyone says
   Well maybe I'll make a difference
   Thinking they've got plenty of time
   But you're squezed
   A little tighter everyday
   Finished before you can commit a crime
 
   In a world without leaders
   Who'd start all the wars?
   The world that your saving
   Will always be yours
 
   Kill the President
   Listen to the voice of reason
   Unify with that single line
   Stop the man with the power
   Of the goverment
   A leader's not the center
   Of democracy
 
   America
   All of your eminies
   Come from within
   But you lash out so
   It is seen
   Like some frightened child
   In an angry world
   Or the fall of Rome
   Your demise comes
   From your own hands
 
   In a world without leaders
   Who'd start all the wars?
   The world that your saving
   Will always be yours
 
   In a world without leaders
   We might have a chance
   But we'll never see it
   As long as there's


[Arriba]