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= Sacred Reich Lyrics =

Ignorance - 1987
1. Death Squad - Music / Lyrics by Phil

Putting to death those who oppose you
Will take control, no matter the cost
Bodies are mounting the carnage around you
At last count, 10,000 have died

CHORUS:

Taken by force
Controlled by fear
Death squad police of the right
Must stamp out subversion
Dissention, unrest
Those who oppose will meet death

Automatic Weapons in hand
You say you're what the people want
Why must you kill them to secure their vote
Death squad escorts them to the polls

Puppet regime with you at the head
You've rid them of a Communist thread
Your brand of "democracy" is now in control
And all of your people lie dead

(CHORUS)

"Democracy" at any cost
The methods of freedom unclear
Right-wing radicals, abusing control
Your choice will be democracy or death

(CHORUS)

2. Victim of Demise - Music / Lyrics by Phil

Rotting Corpse
Slowly rotting away
Fatally diseased
A victim of rancid decay
Death from inside
the fuse growing shorter his life
Darkness takes over
pathetic victim of demise

CHORUS:

Decomposing internal organs
virus killing, mental disorder
limbs lie rotting, bodily slaughter
slowly losing his life
agonizing, dieing pain
from his body lifeblood is drained
prolonged suffering driving insane
victim of demise

mutant genes
confusing the code DNA
cancerous onslaught
an end to the suffering you pray
disfiguration
a lesion, a polyp, a cyst
functional torture
entrails mangle and twist

Rotting corpse
Slowly rotting away
Fatally diseased
A victim of rancid decay
Death from inside
the fuse growing shorter his life
Darkness takes over
pathetic victim of demise
(CHORUS)

once very normal, now mad
twisting & turning
organs are churning
prolonging his peace which is death

3. Layed to Rest - Music by Wiley

(Instrumental)

4. Ignorance - Music / Lyrics by Phil

Evil minds bent on destruction
ignoring the pleas of their race
the final chapter in humanic abduction
all signs of society erased
people asking fewer questions
letting politicians do their thinking
not questioning nuclear judgement
as warheads enter our space

CHORUS:

Our atmosphere clouded with poison
we're killing ourselves to live
filling the world with hate and dissention
We'll have only our lives to give
What we do now is the key to the future
we'll have only ourselves to blame
for arming the world with the tools of destruction
our ignorance means death

warring on opposing nations
starvation amongst impoverished nations
outlook bleak for the world population
ignorance of mankind
clouding the world with residue
of man's toxic industry
slowly killing harmless victims
whose ignorance leaves them dead

(CHORUS)

we're crowded with anger inventions of danger
from man's diabolical mind
humanity's dying, no use in trying
it's only a matter of time
how long will it be before there's no air to breathe
and our water is polluted water
ignorance runs rampant no one is caring
suicide of the human race

5. No Believers - Lyrics by Phil, Music by Phil and Jason

What is this lie there is no truth
there is no God, there is no proof
they say there is a higher being
he was crucified, torn and bleeding

CHORUS:

the Bible is a lie
I defy the lieing priest
God doesn't control my life
I choose my own destiny
religion is for the weak
your soul will die forever
get up off your knees
there's no God in heaven

what is God, imagination
a symbol of lies and frustration
your savior Jesus was lost
when he was nailed to the cross

(CHORUS)

screaming prophets control your mind
fake messiah bathed in lies
devout Christians see the light
do not question God is right

millions of Christians accept in their heart
their savior is Jesus have faith in the cross
there is no truth to the holy cross
but millions follow, millions are lost

(CHORUS)

6. Violent Solutions - Lyrics by Phil, Music bt Phil and Jason

lurking in the shadows
hidden from the light
amidst the degradation
his thirst for blood arise
the quest for carnal pleasures
the growing need for flesh
senseless brutal beatings
psychotic lust is fed

CHORUS:

maliciously tortured
ripped to shreds
innocent victims
killed by death
frenzied thrashings
drenched in blood
fleeting screams
you have succumb

up from wretched alleys
strewn with shards of glass
burning eyes of hatred
all signs of life be gone
mission maim, destruction
mauled and scarred to death
return to darkened alleys
to rise and kill again

(CHORUS)

\cast into poverty
to live amongst the dead
skid row life of hopelessness
fuels hatred of mankind
release of cruel emotions
takes form of homicide
no answer to his questions
violent solutions abide

(CHORUS)

7. Rest in Peace - Lyrics by Phil, Music by Phil and Jason

Afraid to close your eyes
Too scared of what you'll see
the nightmares, the blood, the horror
but it's just a dream
you know it's not for real
it's only in your head
now lying down to sleep
why do you feel so close to death

CHORUS:

terror in the night
not as real as it seems
he's come to take your life
awakened by your screams
no longer Rest in Peace

is he real or fantasy
he infiltrates your brain
he knows your darkest fears
you know it's driving you insane
attacking when you least expect
in the dead of night
a grotesque sight of rotting flesh
awakened by your cries

(CHORUS)

you hear his voice, you try to run
he sees your every step
he's right behind you with his knife
he'll R.I.P. you to death
he comes for you, you cannot hide
he wields his bloody knife
it R.I.P.s your skin, slashes your face
tonight he ends your life

lying in your own cold sweat
it's just a dream of death
he's not for real you're still alive
what are the bloodstains on your bed
remove the sheets to reveal
a body torn and scarred
confused and scared a dream come true
his laughter from the dark
your worst nightmare realized
he's made of bones and flesh
not only haunts you in your sleep
he's as real as your death

(CHORUS)

8. Sacred Reich - Music / Lyrics by Phil

Striking fear in the hearts of men
the war machine will leave you dead
rockets launching, lighting up the sky
the end is near, it's your time to die
lightning war hitting fast and hard
no time to act the world caught off guard
the Fuhrer's troops invade the land
to spread his teachings the master plan

CHORUS:

Blitzkrieg, lightning war
Hitler to kill them all
pure bred Aryan man
sacred reich's master plan

his Nazi army to control the world
exterminate those who stand in his way
evil butchers know just what to do
killing millions of Russians and Jews
can this madman be stopped
is there hope for world peace
we must kill Hitler
to stop his Nazi disease

(CHORUS)

Goering's Luftwaffe turned to ash
stormtroopers fall in defeat
the end of the Final Solution
the Third Reich falls to its knees
his dream undone
Hitler is dead
the beloved Fuhrer
put a bullet in his head

(CHORUS)

9. Administrative Decisions - Music / Lyrics by Phil - Dedicated to Coronado High and the Class of '87

conformity training center
seas of mindless brain dead kids
wandering lost forever
what an education is
don't speak out, don't make waves
you get an education free
just play along with our games
this system just ain't right for me

CHORUS:

faculty not ready to accept our needs
schools geared to what parents want to see
knowledge comes second to doing what you're told
we deny you exist, we have an image to uphold

obedient little classes
in this fascist little high school world
encouraging apathy
get involved and you'll get burned
student council chosen
to meet the wishes, student needs
principal with veto power
sees these wishes meet defeat

(CHORUS)

graduate or be cast out
you can't fit in there is no doubt
just go get your GED
cause high school just ain't right for me
what a shame you almost passed
sorry though you could not last
you have no chance to succeed
fuck you all, just watch and see

(CHORUS)

 

Surf Nicaragua - 1988
1. Surf Nicaragua - Music / Lyrics by Phil

I know a place
Where you're all going to go
They'll pay you to kill
If You're eighteen years old
First You'll need a haircut
And then some new clothes
They'll stick you in a jungle
To play G.I. Joe

CHORUS:

You fight for democracy
And the "American Way"
But you're not in your country
"What am I doing here?" you say
But now it's too late
You're entering Managua
If you had brought your surfboard
You could surf Nicaragua

What is this we're fighting for
What's our ultimate goal
To force our ideas
Right down their throats
American Intervention
Grows Deeper Everyday
The situation worsens
More soldiers on the way

(CHORUS)

Lessons we have learned
Are easy to forget
Hints of viet-nam
How soon we all forget
First we send advisors
And then go the troops
Another worthless conflict
Another Chance to lose

(CHORUS)

2. One Nation - Lyrics by Phil, Music by Phil and Wiley

A vision os unselfishness
A union of black and white
One nation of all races
It's clear within my sight
I see it clear, no hate, no fear
No soldiers sent to die
A state that's free, and thrives on peace
No greed, no threat to life
We will not build the weapons of war
Which loom over your heads
We will not feed the war machine
Which leads our youth to death
We will not close our eyes
To the atrocities which abound
We will not stand and watch
Until we're six feet underground

CHORUS:
The future is our burden
We cannot stand and watch
As the world around us crumbles
And opposing armies march
We will work towards our goal
One nation unity
And you must be the converts
Who work towards world peace

There are those around us
Who stand and say no way
Opposing lessened armies
They are here to stay
But no one knows until we try
What we all can do
I won't stand by, watch childrean die
It's up to me and you

Our world is divided
The boundaries have been drawn
Your ideas are decided
By where you have been born
We can't judge people
By the government of their land
They're flesh and blood like us

(CHORUS)

3. War Pigs - Music / Lyrics by Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward

Generals gathered in the masses
Just like witches at black masses
Evil minds that plot destruction
Sorceror of death's construction
In the fields, the bodies burning
As the war machine keeps turning
Death and hatred to mankind
Poisoning their brainwashed minds

Oh, lord yeah!

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave their role to the poor, yeah

Time will tell thgem they have power minds
Making war just for fun
Treating people just like pawns in chess
Wait until their judgement day comes, yeah

Now, in darkness, world stops turning
Ashes were the bodies burning
No more war pigs have the power
Hand of God has struck the hour
Day of judgement, God is calling
On their knees, the war pigs crawling
Begging mercy for their sins
Satan laughing spreads his wings

Oh, lord yeah!

4. Draining You of Life - Music / Lyrics by Phil

Falling from the helliah skies
And draining you of life
The darkness masks the evil body
Then is gone into the night
Hypnotic stare, you're drawn away
He's taken your soul from within
Fleeing to crypts at dawn
The terror for now will end

CHORUS:

Arising from infernal tombs
And draining you of blood
Insatiable appetite not fulfilled
The count's feeding ritual undone
To keep warm blood on his lips
For centuries to come
Not to let the dead souls rest
A blood drained corpse when he's done

Returning to the coffin
Sanctuary from the light
Drifting to a peaceful sleep
Waiting for the dark of night
Looking to the sunset
As light now slips away
Spreading wings of horror
Locking jaws of death

(CHORUS)

Feeding on the minds of man
And lifeblood flowing through your veins
Stalking you with burning eyes
Then ripping out your brains
The bewitching hour midnight
Gives life to phantom form
Taking human souls
Beware you've been warned

(CHORUS)

 

The American Way - 1990
1. Love... Hate - Lyrics by Phil, Music by Phil and Wiley

In a world so big and cold
you seem so all alone
then someone enters your life
and makes it all seem right
sometimes things do change
love turns to bitter rage and you say "Never again"
but emotions always mend

CHORUS:

It's the root of all disharmony
but it's the need to feel complete
it's a physical attraction
a chemical reaction
a walking contradiction
a push, pull affliction
it's a love...hate relationship

You can see it in our band
we're all so different
every solution we come to
starts with an argument
but through adversity
the music's in our heart
we'll stay together
you can't tear us apart

(CHORUS)

Love...hate is it one in the same
I can't differentiate between love and hate
love...hate is it one in the same
I can't differentiate between love and hate
I hate to love, I love to hate you
love and hate is it one in the same
love...hate

We always take for granted
the one's that love
we think they'll always be there
and we treat them as such
but if we really make an effort
to show them that we care
our love will shine through
and the hate will disappear

(CHORUS)

2. The American Way - Lyrics by Phil, Music by Phil and Wiley

Truth and honor faith and pride
all convictions surely died
honesties time has passed
time for lies is here at last
truth is false I'm so fed up
how did we come to be so fucked
hate fear pain death
all our country has got left

Talk to children hear them say
daddy left again today
brother steals and mommy lies
future lost before their eyes
the sun was lost behind the clouds
they rapped it up and blacked it out
acid rain fell today
it came and washed our hopes away

CHORUS:

This was once the land of dreams
now these dreams have turned to greed
in the midst of all this wealth
the poor are left to help themselves
a capitalist's democracy
no one said that freedom's free
lady liberty rots away
no truth, no justice
the American way

Don't look past your t.v.
all of us are what you see
a looking glass into our lives
what we watch is what we buy
priorities are out of whack
who is next to stab our back
doesn't it make you mad
to have lost all that we've had

(CHORUS)

Doesn't it fill you with disgust
that there's no one left to trust
is this happening is this real
my body numb I cannot feel
are you happy are you sad
are emotions a thing of the past
I have no tears I cannot cry
no one mourns for a world that's died

(CHORUS)

3. The Way it Is - Music / Lyrics by Phil

We knew your reputation
we hoped that things could be different
but you just proved us wrong
and now you're up to your same old tricks
I guess we learned a lesson
that people don't change overnight
things will work out well
with a little hard work it'll be alright

How could we be so foolish
to rush head first, without a thought
I guess it goes to show
if your unprepared you will be caught
but now we've learned a lesson a lesson
which we won't forget
with our newfound wisdom
things'll work out in the end

CHORUS:

This is the way it is
not how things should be
this is the way it is
this is reality
This is the way it is
not how things should be
this is the way it is
this is reality

You seemed so sincere
we'd work together it'd be lot's of fun
but all you saw was money
it's not the issue 'til the music's done
to you it's doing business
to us it's doing what we love
we'll just do our thing
we won't give in for a buck

(CHORUS)

Like a soul attaining heaven
we must ascend to greater heights
got to make a change
got to make a change, the time is right
now I wish you well
and thank you for what you've done for me
to quote you "Mr. Businessman"
there's things in life that aren't free

(CHORUS)

4. Crimes Against Humanity - Lyrics / Music by Phil

Toxins, pollutants and poisonous gasses
without notice take their toll on the masses
air becomes thicker than the water we drink
people unaware of the spread of disease
smoke fills the sky and the sun disappears
rain from above is like acid filled tears
the fragile balance of sky and earth
has been altered forever
harmony disturbed

Towering temples of modernization
megatropolis monument to civilization
pollution and waste is direct indication
to the growing problem of the world's situation
smoke fills the sky
the sun disappears
rain from above is like acid filled tears
the fragile balance of sky and earth
has been altered forever
harmony disturbed

CHORUS:

What will it take to make us see
these are crimes against humanity
not only you, not only me
but even our future society
these are crimes against humanity

Pain and suffering are what can be found
violence and hatred are what abound
building the weapons that we can't use
can't we see they have only one use
we need more compassion
not more war planes
are we so blind uncaring insane
brought into this world with nothing
and with nothing we're destined to depart

(CHORUS)

Crimes against humanity

5. State of Emergency - Lyrics / Music by Phil

Jailed and beaten
left to die
political prisoners of apartheid
youth of the nation
violently oppressed
in the quest for freedom
thousands dead

CHORUS:

How can we let this be
in their country they must be free
when will segration end
when will the masses be free again

I can't concieve
Of this injustice
I can't believe
It's going on
White man's law
is held supreme
black man
have no rights at all

(CHORUS)

In this age
let's have harmony
all the people
can be free
this injustice
must now end
the masses
will be free again

(CHORUS)

6. Who's to Blame - Lyrics / Music by Phil

Jonny can you hear me
turn that music down
You're making too much noise
I mean it do it now
all that stuff is evil
Ozzy, Judas Priest
there's backwards messages in that stuff
that leads you to the beast

Jonny don't you hear me
open up that door
I've been calling you for hours
I won't say it anymore
just wait until your dad gets home
and sees what you have done
kicked out of school you've got no job
you're a useless delinquent bum

oh my god it's Jonny
hanging by his neck
all those metal albums
have led him to his death

Now it's time for parents
to open ears and listen
maybe it's too late
to see what you've been missing
music is no cause of death
it's you that suffocates
if you had opened your eyes and ears
you'd see just who's to blame

Who's to be responsible
for a life that's gone off track
who's the one who must be there
to see it gets put back
where were you to hear the cries
of a person in need
were you there to see the signs
or were you too busy

Who's the cause, who's the blame
for a life that's not worth living
is it parents, family
who take without giving
so next time that you close your eyes
and choose to shift the blame
remember you can save a life
so really who's to blame?!

I Don't Know - Lyrics / Music by Phil

I don't know what you think
I don't know what you want me to be
I don't know how you want me to act
I've fallen into another trap

CHORUS:

I don't know what you want me to be
I can't change I can only be me
I won't fit into your classifications
I won't be tagged by restricting labels

I can't fit into your classifications
a nice little package for media conversation
I don't know what you want
I won't change or play a part

(CHORUS)

I don't know what you think
I don't know what you want me to be
I don't know how you want me to act
I've fallen into another trap

(CHORUS)

8. 31 Flavors - Lyrics by Phil, Music by Phil and Wiley

Vanilla is smooth
chocolate is kickin'
strawberry is sweet
all deserve a hearty lickin'
have em all
three scoops piled high
variety is the spice of life

Well you can have soft serve
and hard sugar cones
root beer floats
or my banana split
do you like nuts
or some sticky whip creme
come lick it off
and be my dairy queen

I love the Chilis
freaky, uplift, mother's milk
Faith No More
Mike Patton's voice is smooth as silk
Metallica's
music makes me want to rage
Sting's lyrics
have something to say
Jimi Hendrix
plays guitar like a no one else
Black Sabbath
Ozzy's voice is sick as hell
Prince, Fishbone, NWA
these are the things that I like to play

Mr. Bungle
is so very cool
so don't be
an ignorant fool
there's so much music
for you to choose
so don't just be
a metal dude
it's cool fool

 

A Question - 1991
1. A Question? - Lyrics by Phil, Music by Phil / Wiley

What do you say
When I say life's untrue?
What do you see
Unfolding in front of you?
What do you hear
When ears take the place of eyes?
What do you feel
When you confront a world of lies?

What can you do
To save your little world?
What can you grasp
As the thread unfurls?
What can you be
When your work is done?
What will be left
When you've turned to dust?

CHORUS:

Is everything
Just like you thought it'd be?
A perfect picture
Or collage of absurdity
There is no fit
No pieces that oungue and groove
Bindings that hold
are just temporary

What does it mean
To be alive?
What are the answers
Deep inside your mind?
What is to be
When you're dead and gone?
Where is the line
Between right and wrong?

(CHORUS)

What can I say
How do I know it's true?
The constant is change
Right in front of you
I know what I think
I think knowledge is the key
To unlock potential
Of humanity

A question is just
A tool for your mind
A key to open
And I look to see inside
The answers are yours
For you to find
All thse things
Will come in time

(CHORUS)

2. Let's Have a War (Fear cover) - Lyrics and Music by Lee Ving and Philo Cramer

There's so many opposites
So many opposites
So many, there's so many, there's so many
(repeats)

Let's have a war
So you can go die
Let's have a war
We could all use the money
Let's have a war
We need the space
Let's have a war
Clean out this place

CHORUS:
It already started in the city
Suburbia will be just as easy

There's so many opposites
So many opposites
So many, there's so many, there's so many
(repeats)

Let's have a war
Jack up the Dow Jones
Let's have a war
It can start in New Jersey
Let's have a war
Blame it on the middle class
Let's have a war
we're like rats in a cage

CHORUS

There's so many opposites
So many opposites
So many, there's so many, there's so many
(repeats)

Let's have a war
Sell the rights to the networks
Let's have a war
Give guns to the queers
Let's have a war
The enemy's within

CHORUS

There's so many opposites
So many opposites
So many, there's so many, there's so many
(repeats)

3. Who's to Blame? - See The American Way

 

Independent - 1993
1. Independent - Music / Lyrics by Phil

Read my lips
I don't care what you say
I might listen
but I'll do it my own way
don't you see
it don't mean nothing to me
when all's said and done
I'll stand on my two feet

CHORUS:

Let me be
I live by my own rules
independent, independence
can't you see
it's my right to choose
independence, independent

Once they tried to teach
teach me all their rules
I had my own ideas
didn't fit in, in their schools
don't they see
that we all have a brain
there to learn
not to be whipped and tamed

(CHORUS)

Read my lips
I don't care what you say
I might listen
but I'll do it my own way
don't you see
it don't mean nothing to me
when all's said and done
I'll stand on my two feet

(CHORUS)

2. Free - Music / Lyrics by Phil

It's beyond me
the differences in our minds
in my head
it's just as plain as day
to be free
free of hate, peace of mind
exorcise
the demons that can leave you blind

What I want, liberate
from the things that bring you down
free your self and all around
what I see see neausiates
eats the life inside of me
kills the life inside of me

Hatred
venom seeping through your veins
question
everything I know is true
vengence
downward spiral never ends
unity
for what reasons, never know

What I want, liberate
from the things that bring you down
free your self and all around
what I see see neausiates
eats the life inside of me
kills the life inside of me
To be free

Choose sides
why must it be this way
answer
fear of the unknown
decide
where do you draw the line?
our pride
pride in the human race

What I want, liberate
from the things that bring you down
free your self and all around
what I see see neausiates
eats the life inside of me
kills the life inside of me
To be free

Overcome false boundaries
built to keep us far apart
drilled from when we were very young
into what we think is true
strength in us to push aside
walls in which we'll never stay
time for us to pool our pride
and unify our brotherhood

To be free

3. Just Like That - Lyrics by Phil, Music by Phil and Jason

Walls once built to protect
can become a prison
the shifting sands of time consume
all in it's path
hours to days, months to years
perpetual motion
I hope you realize
before it's gone

CHORUS:

Now's the time
to open your eyes
tomorrow may be too late
you can never tell
one second here
next second gone
see how fast things change
they change just like that
see how fast things change
they change just like that
see how they change
just like that

When you stop and think
about the grand scheme
we're merely seconds
in the clock that's time
sometimes it's hard to see
just what you've got
I hope you realize
before it's gone

(CHORUS)

When you stop and think
about the grand scheme
we're merely seconds
in the clock that's time
sometimes it's hard to see
just what you've got
I hope you realize
before it's gone

(CHORUS)

4. Supremacy - Music / Lyrics by Phil

I and I alone
you I can't condone
don't you see what I mean
it's all laid out simplisticly
you won't even have to think
you'll just hear the words I speak

What you don't agree
where is your morality
questioning authority
leads to the road depravity
undesirable impurity questioning
supremacy

Abuse of power
in and ivory tower
when you are so far removed
issues seem to confuse
when you are so far removed
issues seem to confuse
what is right
you try to choose

Abuse of power you can't lose
don't you see what I mean
led around so blindly
influence of majority
racist attitude is stupidity
don't you see what I mean
there must be equality
when we're cut we all bleed
there is no supremacy

What you don't agree
where is your morality
questioning authority
leads to the road depravity
undesirable impurity questioning
supremacy

I and I alone
you I can't condone
don't you see what I mean
it's all laid out simplisticly
you won't even have to think
you'll just hear the words I speak

5. If Only - Music by Wiley

(Instrumental)

6. Crawling - Lyrics by Phil, Music by Phil and Dave

You say your misunderstood
I say you give it real good
now you work your way back
you're crawling

You say you've always been there
I say I don't understand
you say your back for good
your crawling

CHORUS:

But your time now is gone
you try to hang on
try to stay on your feet
but now your crawling, crawling to me
crawling, crawling crawling,
crawling back to me
crawling, crawling

Is this what you want
take it right back to the start
when you fall on your face
your crawling

Try it all on your own
give it all that you know
but when you come up short
your crawling

(CHORUS)

How you want all of my time
I see what you are like
enter into my life
crawling

You know no words to say
you always like to play
when on your hands and knees
your crawling

(CHORUS)

7. Pressure - Lyrics / Music by Phil

Full of potential
yet nothing there
filled with infinite ideas
why so hard
don't know what's the problem
seems like pulling teeth
never had this happen
I must overcome

CHORUS:

Pressure
pressure
pressure
in my head
pressure
pressure
pressure
in my head

Tap into the bank of knowledge
reaching for the source
look around in my mind
for some meaning
don't know what I might find
hope I find it soon
taking just too much time
sitting in this room

(CHORUS)

Don't like what I'm seeing
lack of drive and thought
don't know how to fix it
time to start
days of deep reflection
nights of sweat and work
have to beat
this this is my reward

Look around in my mind
hope to find
any ideas I like
and can write
have to have some meaning
not just some words p
ut some music to it
get to work

(CHORUS)

8. Product - Music / Lyrics by Phil

I'm tired of the games we play
I'm cashing in my chips today
and while I have my sanity
I'm taking what is close to me
I still have my integrity
my honor and my pride
these are things you cannot take

So don't waste your time
I'm tired of things I wouldn't do
I'm tired of things I wouldn't say
I'm tired of all the pleasantries
It's all a part of the game we play

CHORUS:

Now I see
I cannot be what isn't me
Now I know
I'm not part of the bigger show
Now I feel
The Person I am is truly real
So to you

I have revealed my basic truth

9. I Never Said Goodbye - Lyrics / Music by Phil

I've taken you for granted
I've known you since I was born
And all of a sudden
You've been taken, now you're gone
There's so much
For me to say
I'm afraid it's much too late
You've been taken away

CHORUS:

I wanted you
to see me succeed
to make you proud
and have you close to me
But now that you're gone
It brings tears to my eyes
I miss you so much
I never said goodbye
I never said goodbye

Your memory lives on
You're close to my heart
I think of you
And we're not apart
There's so much
For me to say
I'm afraid it's much too late
You've been taken away

(CHORUS)

Your memory lives on
You're close to my heart
I think of you
And we're not apart
There's so much
For me to say
I'm afraid it's much too late
You've been taken away

(CHORUS)

10. Open Book - Lyrics by Phil, Music by Phil and Dave

Lazy, boring, uninterested
Amused by myself
Distasteful, abhorring
Trapped in this self

CHORUS:

An open book, turn the page
What do you see
Mark your place, take a look,
What do you see?
What do you see?
What do you see?

Charming, delightful, a pleasure
Not a dream
Engaging, amusing, eccentric
What does it mean

(CHORUS)

Charming, delightful, a pleasure
Not a dream
Engaging, amusing, eccentric
What does it mean

(CHORUS)

11. Do It - Music / Lyrics by Phil

I know what you're gonna say so don't
I know what you're gonna say so don't
I know what you're gonna say so don't
I know what you're gonna say so don't

I never liked talk too much anyway
I never listened to what other people say
Actions speak louder than words
You should move and not be heard

CHORUS:

Do it
Just do it
Just do it
Do it

I've never seen what I've always heard
I'm getting tired of being let down
I've always known you trust your own
Want something done, do it yourself

(CHORUS)

I know what you're gonna say so don't
I know what you're gonna say so don't
I know what you're gonna say so don't
I know what you're gonna say so don't

I'm growing tired of all of this
The larger you grow, the worse it gets
What can you say, say to anyone
I know what you're gonna say so don't

(CHORUS)

The Big Picture (B-side of "Open Book" promo single - M.D.C. cover) - Music and Lyrics by M.D.C.

Factory is out there
Looking for me
They're talking among themselves
Trying to put me on their shelves
There's a nine-to-fiver spot
waiting for me
It's the best one that they got
But it just ain't right for me

I don't fit the big picture
I don't fit the big picture

Big structure has been
Trying to get me
They want me for a day
To help me find my way
Fill out these forms for us
Do your best for us
'Cause all we want from you
Is to tell you what to do

I don't fit the big picture
I don't fit the big picture

I don't want to play their games
I don't want to be the same
Like all the people on the street
Who always look so beat
They look like their next breath
Is the last one that they get

Factory is out there
Looking for me
They're talking among themselves
Trying to put me on their shelves
There's a nine-to-fiver spot
waiting for me
It's the best on that they got
But it just ain't right for me

I don't fit the big picture
I don't fit the big picture
I don't fit the big picture
I don't fit the big picture

 

Heal - 1996
1. Blue Suit, Brown Shirt - Music / Lyrics by Phil

Ignorance not new to you
You mission to exclude
Hate it blinds you cannot see
Pass you judgment down on me

Race dictates you every move
Pride is what you claim to prove
Seperation is what you mean
Hate is what you preach

Racist
Peice of shit
Bullet
Is the only way you'll learn

With new image suit and tie
A new tactic you will try
Don't think that we cannot see
What the truth is underneath

Racist
You fucking peice of shit
Bullet
Is the only way you'll learn

A bullet in you fucking head

Trade you brown shirt for blue suit
Only the clothes are new
Saw you try with David Duke
But we can see right through you

Racist
Piece of shit
Bullet
The only way you'll learn

2. Heal - Music / Lyrics by Phil

I remember, every word you said
I'll remember all until my dying day
I can't forget just what you said meant
But I'll try my best still anyway

Every promise broken I remember
Don't ever think I don't
Can't forgive can't forget
While I try to heal my wounds

I remember like it was yesterday
All my days were filled with joy
Then you came in lie a black cloud
And my happiness was destroyed

Every promise broken I remember
Don't ever think I dont
Can't forgive can't forget
While I try to heal my wounds

Can't forgive can't forget
I know I will go on
How could I be too blind to see
That you had just led me on
Now you are gone but i can touch
These wounds that I can feel
It's another time in life
My old wounds have healed

That was then and this is now
And those things are now in the past
And I know no matter what
Some things weren't meant to last

Every promise broken I remember
Don't ever think I don't
Can't forgive can't forget
While I try to heal my wounds

Can't forgive can't forget
I know I will go on
How could I bee too blind to see
That you had just led me on
Now you are gone but I can touch
These wounds that I can feel
Its another time in life
My old wounds have healed

3. Break Through - Lyrics by Phil, Music by Phil and Wiley - Dedicated to the memory of Maddy Suppa

What I see what can be
It makes me want to shut out the world
Or take it all of it
Take it in and keep it for myself

Cannot belive the powers to perceive
When all around things bring you down
Just have to shut, close up you eyes
Let the strength come up from inside

Feel it rising
Through you brain
A freight train

When I need to belive
I just have to convince myself
Anything you can see
Can become a reality

Will not get stuck in a rut
Refuse to let myself sink
Just have to move do not stand still
And let the chips fall where they will

Feel it rising
Through your brian

A freighttrain
Just let the feeling
Guide you
A breakthrough

Just open up do you like what you see
Can you accept who you are
Can you make strides to where you want to be
Don't be afraid

You must belive in yourself
Don't take any shit from anyone else
You must realize your full potential
If you don't your wasting time

Self-Empowerment is what I'm saying
Don't let anyone make you a victim
With self confidence all is possible
Anything you want reachout and grab it

4. Low - Music / Lyrics by Phil

I'm feeling low
How I got here I'll never know
My heads a mess
This building hopelessness

I'm feeling low

Caught in a grip of emptiness
I can't escape
This darkness drags me down
And tries to consume me

I'm feeling low
How much farther can I go
I feel the end
One step away from death

I'm feeling low

Why do I feel this way
Never felt so victimized
The daily persecution
Comes from my own mind
The onslaught of self-doubt
Invades me once again
I need a ray of hope
To avert the bitter end

How could I get so down
Must pull myself back up
Too easy to give in
No way I'll give up
I've got to turn it around
And get myself set straight Got to keep my head up
Before it's all to late

I'm feeling low

5. Don't - Music / Lyrics by Phil

Savior
Save me from this hell I'm in
Take me
Lead me out and take me in
Make me
Help me try to understand
Hate me
Just because of who I am

Judge you by the clothes you wear
Judge you by the length of hair
Find out not who you are
Take you just for what you are

Shame me
With a name that is not mine
Blame me
With everthing that comes with time
Call me
Anything you would like
Taunt me
I can take it all that's right

Judge you by your shade of skin
Judge you by the clique your in
Talk to me see in my mind
Taken back by what you'll find

Don't judge me
Don't
Don't judge me
Don't

Savior
Save me from the hell I'm in
Take me
Lead me out and take me in
Make me
Help me try to understand
Hate me
Just because of who I am

Judge you by the clothes you wear
Judge you by the length of hair
Find out not who you are
Take you just for what you are

Don't judge me
Don't
Don't judge me
Don't

6. Jason's Idea

(The Sacred guys talking about what to put before the next song)

7. Ask Ed - Lyrics by Phil, Music by Phil and Wiley

I remember back in school days
On the way we'd duck into the alleyway
What'd we know we were just kids
Bust out and take a few hits oh yeah

What's the matter ain't doing no harm
No trouble ain't doing nothing wrong
I though we were supposed to be free
Just hanging out gonna smoke a little weed

Just trying to set my mind free
You know just tryin to be me
Hey man don't pay me no mind
Just kicking back gonna get real high

Yeah tired of hipocrisy can't you even see
I know I'm not losing my mind
Just trying to have a good time yeah

I want to alter my concious state
Everybody has their own way
You know every know and then
Just want to party with a couple of
freinds oh yeah

Just trying to set my mind free
Big bird's hangng out with me
Hey man don't pay me no mind
Just kicking back gonna get real high

Yeah tired of hipocrisy can't you even see
I know I'm not losing my mind
Just trying to have a good time yeah

Sometime I like to kick back
Hit the fridge have a little snack
Grab the paper see whats on the tube
Stretch out and smoke a fat dube

Be cool when you come to AZ
Headquarters is the happening scene
Hook up with some killer green
When you lite it up pass it to me oh yeah

Just trying to set my mind free
You know I'm just trying to be me
Hey man don't pay me no mind
Just kicking back gonna get real high

Yeah I'm tired of hipocrisy can't
you even see
I know I'm not losing my mind
Just trying to have a good time yea!

8. Who Do You Want to Be? - Music / Lyrics by Danny Elfman

Who do you want to be today
Who do you want to be
Who do you want to be today
Do you wann be just like somone on T.V.
Oh boredom is so horrible it's like a dread disease
Nothing could be worse
than when there's nothing on T.V.
I'd rahter be a cowboy than to stare blank at the walls
Ive been reborn so many times
I can't remember them all
(And I Say)
Who do you want to be today
Who do you want to be
Who do you want to be today
Do you want to be just like someone on T.V.
Just like somebody on T.V.
I think I'll be a teddy boy, I think I'll be a hunk
I think I'll be a tough guy and I think I'll be a punk
might just be a fashion star all dressed in frilly rags
Or perhaps I'll cross the other side
and walk around in drag!
Who do you want to be today
Who do you want to be
Who do you want to be today
Do you want to be just like some one on T.V.
Just like somebody on T.V.!
Do you like to be a rock
in the middleof the sea
Do you want to suffer by youself
in a pool of blissful misery
Do you want to feel like a saint in artist's clothes
with rosary in you hand
do you want to be crazy like Van Gogh
like a stranger in a
Strange, strange land
Would you rather push the buttons
and be feared by all humanity
Or perhaps you'd like to be a bum
do you wanna be stupid Just like me!
Who do you want to be today
Who do you want to be
Who do you want to be today
Do you want to be just like someone on T.V.
Just like somebody on T.V.!
Who do you want to be....

9. Seen Through My Eyes - Music / Lyrics by Phil

In this life there is no truth
When you search for middle ground
You will find no absoloutes

In your search for black and white
You'll find that things fall to the shadows
This is where your answers lie

But for this ain't enough
You just have to keep on pushing
Man your life will be real tough

Seen through my eyes

Idealism clings to you
You know the answers out there
somewhere
Cut the lies and find the truth

It's a lonley road you walk
When you decide to take the high road
Find alot of people bought

But my hat comes off to you
Gettin up every day
After all that you've been through

Seen through my eyes

In this life there is no truth
When you search for middle ground
You will find no absolutes

It's a lonley road you walk
When you decide to take the high road
Find alot of people bought

But my hat goes off to you
Getting up every day
After all that you've been through

Seen through my eyes

Idealism clings to you
You know the answer's
out there somewhere
Cut the lies to find the truth

10. I Don't Care - Lyrics by Phil, Music by Wiley

l see you watchng me
Very carefully
Is it you belife
Sibling rivalry
Getting in too deep
Quicksand at you feet
Can you stand the heat
Or cave in to defeat

l've seen it all before
Acycle evermore
The walls come crashing in
But l don't care
l don't care

Take it for what it is
Pain is one man''s bliss
A life of opposites
A matter of perception
Life is suffering
Think of the joy it brings
The sound is deafening
It's making my ears ring

Tell me to turn it down
I'll make it twice as loud
You say I have to stop
But l don't care
l don't care

You listen for the sound
Your ears to the ground
Your time will come 'round
Don't let it get you down
All things under the sun
Will return to one
And when our days are done
No where to turn and run

You say my ways ain't right
That l don't see the light
l see them every night
But l don't care
l don't care

11. The Power of the Written Word - Lyrics by Phil, Music by Phil and Wiley

Take the chance to manipulate
Thier truth is simply what they create
They'll put words inside you mouth
Have no chance to spit them out

What you read
What you see
What you think
Form their thought
From their view
From their ink

Opinions expressed are their views
Colored versions of the truth
It is fine to say what you think
Why belive every word you read

What you read
What you see
What you think
from their thought
From their view
From their ink

Don't belive a word they say
you know it never could be true
Anything they do or say is onlymeant
to mislead you
Don't belive a word they say
They're only trying to get control of you

Take the chance to manipulate
Their truch is simply what they create
They'll put words inside you mouth
Have no chance to spit them out

What you read
What you see
What you think
From their thought
From their view
From their ink

12. Beef Bologna (only on Japanese Version) - Fear Cover

She don't like fags, she don't like phonies
She don't like junkies, she don't like flunkies
She just wants my beef bologna

Beef, beef, beef
Beef bologna
Beef, beef, beef,
Beef bologna
Beef, beef, beef, beef bologna

Don't want salami, she don't like pastrami
She don't want a chicken, she don't want a roast
She just wants her double dose

Beef, beef, beef
Beef bologna
Beef, beef, beef,
Beef bologna
Beef, beef, beef, beef bologna

Sweet Leaf (on the Hempilation and N.I.B. Radio Sampler compilations) Music / Lyrics by Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill ward and Ozzy Osbourne)

Alright now
Won't you listen

When I first met you
Didn't realize
I can't forget you
For your surpise
You introduced me
To my mind
And left me wanting
You and your kind

Oh yeah

I love you
Oh, you know it

My life wave empty
Forever on a down
Until you took me,
Showed me around
My life is free now
My life is clear
I love you, Sweet Leaf
Though you can't hear

Come on now
Try it out

Straight people don't know
What you're about
They put you down
And shut you out
You gave to me
A new belief
And soon the world
Will love you, Sweet Leaf

Oh yeah, baby

Come on now
Oh yeah, have you got it baby
Alright
Oh yeah
I need you
Have you got any Sweet Leaf?
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah...
I need a joint
Have you got any Sweet Leaf
Oh yeah
(more assorted "oh yeah"s and "all right"s)