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DO IT NOW (DON'T YOU WAIT) 

You've got a feelin' you cannot shake. 

You know that something ain't right. 

You know the hours you stay awake. 

Your demons keep you up late at night. 

Disturbing thoughts swim around your head. 

You say you're fine, but you're not. 

Don't wait too long or you'll wind up dead, 

Too late to fix the things you forgot. 

Don't you wait, you might not get another try. 

It's too late when all that's left to do is cry. 

You put your nose to the grindstone. 

They'll even make you the boss. 

No matter how much you finally earn, 

You cannot buy the things that you lost. 

You stand atop of your lonely hill, 

You burn the bridges you cross. 

Though you have money that you can burn, 

You never really thought of the cost. 

Don't you wait, you might not get another try. 

It's too late when all that's left to do is cry. 

Do it now, you might not get another try. 

It's too late when all that's left to do is die, 

And say your final good-byes. 

The time will come when you're looking back, 

And all the things you thought that would matter, 

Kept you away from the ones that you love, 

And life is growing shorter and sadder. 

Don't you wait, you might not get another try. 

It's too late when all that's left to do is cry. 

Do it now, you might not get another try. 

It's too late when all that's left to do is die, 

And say your final good-byes. 

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NOT EVEN LOVE 

I see the moonlight, it's coming through the glass, 

To find a prisoner in chains. 

I hear the wind howl, my heart is beating fast, 

I hear it calling my name. 

Don't cry. Don't scream. 

Don't waste your breath. 

This life, this place, 

This will not be my end. 

Not even love, not even love, 

Nothing can stop my escape. 

All we have done, all we have made, 

All this and more I forsake. 

This place I find myself, this prison I have made, 

Has torn away half my soul. 

My blood is boiling. My mind is racing now. 

I think it's time I should go. 

Don't cry. Don't scream. 

Don't waste your breath. 

This life, this place, 

This will not be my end. 

Not even love, not even love, 

Nothing can stop my escape. 

All we have done, all we have made, 

All this and more I forsake. 

You let your dreams slowly fade over time. 

One thing you know about me, 

Right from the day you met me, 

I will not let go of mine. 

The visions in my head, the whispers in my ear, 

The muses call me away. 

I see you pleading now, I hear you fall apart, 

There's nothing more I can say. 

Don't cry. Don't scream. 

Don't waste your breath. 

This life, this place, 

This cannot be my end. 

Oh, woe, 

Oh, not even love. 

Oh, woe, 

Oh, not even love. 

You thought you had it all. You thought that we were safe. 

You thought this time it would last. 

I had no way to know that they would call on me. 

I must return to my past. 

You watched your dreams slowly fade over time. 

One thing you know about me, 

Right from the day you met me, 

I do not let go of mine. 

Not even love, not even love, 

Nothing can stop my escape. 

All that we've done, all that we've made, 

All this and more I forsake. 

Not even love, not even love, 

Nothing can stop me this time. 

Not even love, not even love, 

Nothing can stop me this time. 

Not even love! 

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LIES 

So, listen, 

Something that the wise man has to say: 

This wisdom, carry with you to your final day. 

I am persistent pain, I am the ache you always feel. 

And in this twisted game, I am the secrets that are real. 

When lies go in, then lies come out. 

You have been programmed from your youth. 

You think you know what it's about, 

But trust me when I tell you, 

You know nothing 'til you come to know the truth. 

I am the nagging voice, it's never quiet in your head. 

I am your only choice, but you'll deny it 'til your dead. 

When lies go in, then lies come out. 

It's all you have to work with 'til you see. 

You think you know what it's about, 

But only truth will set you free. 

Cling to your fantasies. Cling to your ignorance. 

Cling to your past with defiance. 

I am the measurable. I am predictable. 

I am reliable science. 

I am the thing you fear, that changes all that you believe. 

Embrace the truth, it's clear, then you'll no longer be deceived. 

When lies go in, then lies come out. 

You should be careful what you say. 

You think you know what it's about. 

The world will be a better place when you believe that there's a better way. 

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HELLRIDE

My guns will blaze till my dying days 

I got no strings attached I ain't looking back 

I'll call the dogs of war it's what they're waiting for 

Cause in the land of snakes they can smell the fakes 

I ride a big v twin and led a life of sin 

I've been from shore to shore and bed a thousand whores 

I healed the hounds of hell and they're king as well 

I wear a crown of thorns and I've been beaten an scorned 

It's a hellride last time 

I wear a big gold cross cause my man's the boss 

He hung for three long days on the cross you made 

He said my time is short and all the world will see 

I'll turn the water to wine and I'll part the sea 

On my way thru hell I cross the river styx 

There's a sign ahead its says remember this 

Leave every hope be it small or great 

These words of color written above the gate 

Last time for this hellride 

It's only life bringing me down

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WARRIOR 

I was a warrior. I fought the Heavy Metal Wars, 

Until the Grunge King came and shut my heavy metal doors. 

I made my sacrifice to Chrysalis and Mercury, 

But all the gods and muses turned their backs on me. 

Dedicated warriors, we fought the valiant fight. 

A gifted band of men-at-arms, we plied our craft each night. 

We opened up our lives to effort, sweat, and song. 

What evil trickery occurred to make it go so wrong? 

How did it go wrong? 

Like lightning out of the blue, 

The world was suddenly done with us. 

No reason left to be true, 

And I lost my faith, my soul, my hope, my trust. 

I left my brothers, and I ventured off alone, 

Living like a vagabond with nothing like a home. 

I was a mercenary in the service of a lie. 

They soldiered on without me. I was too far gone to try. 

Like lightning out of the blue, 

There comes a message across the sea: 

A throng of faithful still true, 

And the raven says they might have need of me. 

It's a terrible thing, when the thing that you love 

Is becoming a thing of the past. 

But the wise men all say, "Everything that was gone 

Will be coming around, one more time, 

Again at last!" 

From as far away as Europe, we have heard the cry. 

It seems their love for what we did then, it never really died. 

I see my brothers coming, axes gleaming, tuned and true. 

Once more, I hear the drum beat, and I find my way to you. 

Like lightning out of the blue, 

Our resurrection is loud and clear. 

You hear us calling for you. 

Though I died, I'm alive, and judgement day is here. 

Like lightning out of the blue...(I am a warrior) 

Like lightning out of the blue... 

Like lightning out of the blue...(I am a warrior) 

Like lightning out of the blue... 

Like lightning out of the blue...(I am a warrior) 

Like lightning out of the blue... 

Like lightning out of the blue...(I am a warrior) 

I was a warrior. I fought the Heavy Metal Wars. 

I was a warrior! 

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3RD TIME'S A  CHARM 

The first time it happened, oh man, I was young. 

The second time 'round, I had hoped it was love, 

But just like the sound that goes thud in the night, 

My feelings grew distant and far out of sight. 

Oh, the third time, it happens. The third time's a charm. 

Oh, that's what they tell you my son...my son. 

Ignoring convention, I did things my way. 

With luck due to show, I was ready to play. 

Lost twice on the red, doubled down on the black. 

The third time's the charm, I can get it all back. 

Oh, the third time it happens. The third time's a charm. 

Oh, the third time it happens. The third time's a charm. 

The third time it happens. The third time's a charm. 

The third time it happens. The third time... 

One is the loneliest number, they say. 

Two is so perfect in every way. 

The third time's the charm, it's the merciful one, 

Turns certain defeat into victory won! 

I see no cause to believe those who say 

That my faith in good fortune risks everything else. 

(Just wait and see...) 

I never knew that the way that I live 

Left you doubting my appreciation for you. 

(Just wait and see...) 

I took your silence for quiet consent. 

It was never my hope or intent to deceive. 

(Just wait and see...) 

My superstitions make fortune less fickle 

When life's unpredictable, and I need to believe. 

Oh, the third time it happens. The third time's a charm. 

Oh, that's what they tell you, my son. 

Oh, the third time it happens. The third time's a charm. 

Oh, that's what they tell you, my son! 

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OUT FOR BLOOD 

I heard noise in the streets, 

They were gnashing their teeth, 

They were swearing and cursing 

And smacking their fists off the ground. 

They were mad as could be 

'Cause the man on TV 

Said the taxes were going up 

And the wages down. 

And they've had enough. 

And they're out for blood. 

When times get tough, 

They're out for blood. 

They were snapping the bones 

In the pockets and zones 

From the minute the whistle blew 

To the closing gun. 

They don't need any reason, 

It's the end of the season, 

And the second best 

Must now face number one. 

And they show their stuff, 

And they're out for blood. 

Its getting rough, 

And they're out for blood. 

We're the children you raised, 

And you taught us to pray, 

And you washed us, 

And dressed us, 

And fed us, 

And kept us warm. 

Now the starving oppressed 

Look to us in the west, 

But we just turn our heads 

And pretend they were never born. 

But they do exist. 

And they're out for blood. 

They're pretty pissed, 

And they're out for blood. 

Muzzles flashing, chaos crashing, 

Suicide attacks, they're out for blood. 

Bridges burning, world keeps turning, 

Better watch your back, 

They're out for blood. 

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IN THIS SIGN 

At this bridge gathered 

All these men battered 

Ev'ry hope shattered 

As this bridge ceased to be 

On the eve before 

On the Eastern shore 

Opened Heaven's door 

With a sign from the King 

He sees 

He needs 

Believe! 

In this life squandered 

On this earth wandered 

For this cross honored 

In this sign conquer 

Though the plans were made 

Though the trap was laid 

When the hand was played 

It was not meant to be 

One man sought advice 

One man paid the price 

Looking to the skies 

Gets the sign that he needs 

He sees 

Believe 

In me! 

In this life squandered 

On this earth wandered 

For this cross honored 

In this sign conquer 

In this sign 

In this sign 

In this sign 

In this sign. 

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THE PRIZE 

I remember the times in my life, 

When the rain would come down 

Colder than ice, 

Casting a chill on the embers that once were a fire. 

Now it took me a while to learn, 

If you want to have fire 

You need something to burn. 

I was starving for fuel and the tools to fulfill my desires. 

I remember my days as a child. 

It was magical then, 

It was life, undefiled, 

And I wish I could live in that fantasy, all of the while. 

But reality won't let you go, 

Gets a grip on the young, 

Drains you dry as you grow, 

'Til you're only slave with name and a digital file. 

Well, I guess I had known right from the start, 

There was something inside me that set me apart, 

There's a reason I never found comfort as part of the crowd. 

For a difficult time I lived ev'ry day 

Loathing myself 'til I learned how to play, 

And my life found new meaning the day that I turned it up... loud! 

Oh, it's not like it came without warning. 

There's no mistaking the change, 

When life goes from typically boring to suddenly never the same. 

Bring on the lights, bring on the thunder. 

Let them shake down the walls I have made. 

Bring on the sound. The spell I am under 

Has me feeling the new life that hammers it's way through my veins. 

Oh, it's not like it comes without trying. 

You've got to work ev'ry day. 

But now that you know why you're trying, 

Don't let them stand in your way. 

You are the light. You are the thunder. 

Let us tear down the walls they have made. 

Leave them in awe. Leave them to wonder. 

Show them the spoils of passion that never will fade. 

You will know when you find it. 

It will open your eyes. 

Follow the signs. 

And don't give up on the prize 

Don't give up 

Don't give up on the prize 

Don't give up 

Don't give up on the prize 

Don't give up 

Never give up on the prize 

Don't give up 

Don't you give up on it 

Don't give up 

Never give up on it 

Don't give up 

Don't you give up on it 

Don't give up 

Never give up on the prize! 

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ATTIA 

Spread your wings into my soul 

Take the best of me 

Take what's left of me. 

See my heart's grown cold 

Put your spark in me 

Uplifting me 

Attia 

Don't fly away 

Stay with me 

And pray for me 

Attia 

Don't fly away 

Stay with me 

And pray for me 

Attia. 

Scream so innocently 

To the core of me 

Wanting more of me. 

Spread your wings into my soul 

Take the pain away 

Make me whole again 

Attia. 

Don't fly away 

Stay with me 

And pray for me 

Attia 

Don't fly away 

Stay with me 

And pray for me 

Attia. 

Here we go 

You feel the flow 

Of times gone by 

And days that tie 

The past 'til now 

You know how great 

And deep the blood 

It's understood 

Yeah! 

Don't fly away 

(Don't fly away) 

Stay with me 

And pray for me, 

Attia