OUTER DARKNESS

Mind warp, time warp, phase warp
Brain drain, regain, soul pain
Can I handle what I see?
Canít close the eye inside of me

Iíve gone too far to turn back
My soul assailed, under attack
Asmodeus calls out to me
Iím there, no longer free!

Instructed in the mystery of will
I absorb it all, take my fill
He speaks of good, evil and hate
Lays out complexities of Fate

I hunger to know more
Crave experiences galore
And so my journey begins in Hell
Terror and torture ensue as well

Shriek in agony
Canít contain whatís inside of me
Unresolved ecstasy
Trapped beyond farthest galaxy

Pleasure in pain becomes mine
My preconceptions die on the vine
Converging thematic twitsts
Bring together what was missed

OUTER DARKNESS
Suffering too profound to confess
OUTER DARKNESS
New religion to confess

The time to move on has come
My senses are now numb
I hunger to see Edenís fall
From the grace of the All in All

What really happened in the Garden?
That was so far beyond Godís pardon
The answer comes to my sight
Prelude to eternal night

Surprised as I see the first two
Naked, aroused-- in full view
Focused on the serpent in the tree
Hungry to knowójust like me

For knowledgeóevil and good
They did it since they could
Shed ignorance for a curse to die
As they eat the forbidden fruit I

Shriek in agony
Canít contain whatís inside of me
Unresolved ecstasy
Trapped beyond farthest galaxy

Feeling as though my soulís on fire
Knowledge, I wonder whoís the liar?
Heaven and Hell is relative
Religion merely a sedative

OUTER DARKNESS
Suffering too profound to confess
OUTER DARKNESS
New religion to confess

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MECHANIZED

Iím the one you think of
When you think of everything
Iím a faceless possession
I live without a name
I blend into the background
I exist without a thought
Iím the mindless masses
With no idea what Iíve wrought

MECHANIZED BY THOUGHT AND IDEAL
MECHANIZED MY LIFE I CANíT FEEL

Explore the thought of feeling
Reach back into your mind
Discover the way that makes you
Are you surprised at what you find?
Like cattle to the slaughter
Jump off that crowded bridge
Independent thought escapes you
Itís all based on what he did

MECHANIZED MY MIND I CONCEAL
MECHANIZED ID IS SURREAL

Stuck in the perfect image
Surrender without a fight
The far horizon shapes you
Succumbing to the might
Your very soul torn in two
Scream out and rip the sky
The life and light inside
Crushes the beat of lies

MECHANIZED THIS CANNOT BE REAL
MECHANIZED THE LIFE I MUST FEEL

FEEL!!!

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CORPORATE PIGS

Stealing the corruption of a thousand lusting souls
Feeding on the hungry ones, the Man must take his toll
Lay waste to the common one, lay waste to Mother Earth
Bypass law, God, and kingóTHE OWNERS WILL HAVE THEIR WORTH

The wisest ones will save their necks
Behind a shroud of shallow facts
Lies, deceitóa minimal life
Profit motive for a wife

The fire of greed sings of its starvation
While the fuel it burns consumes a nation
Hear the screams of misery
While the flame burns its own hypocrisy

The toil of the many is living proof
That the chosen few stand aloof
With noses in the air and cash in hand
Work harder for less-- they demand!

Deep inside exploited lives burn
Anger, resentment and hatred churn
Corporate pigs drive them to wrath
99 to 1-- do the math!

Bloody bath, bloody bath
Who will then laugh?
WE SHALL
WE SHALL
WE . . .

Sever the arm to save the head
Pay no head to the life it had
Let it rot this side of dawn
Downsize, outsource, expense, GONE!

Filling their mansions with sacks of gold
Ignoring the sourcesóthe young, the old
The Automaters put people on their knees
Scraping for theirs while the wise ones please
Freedom can kill this savage land
While the people feed from the unkind hand
That can turn and beat them down
Penniless, homeless, in their town

Sever the arm to save the head
Pay no head to the life it had
Let it rot this side of dawn
Downsize, outsource, expense, GONE!

YOU HAVE NO SOUL!

The Beast it must consume
The small are of no concern
All about the flow
The level makes its mark

YOU HAVE NO SOUL!
YOU HAVE NO SOUL!

Killing for intake
Pin on the insane
Do not represent
Source of any kind

YOU HAVE NO SOUL!
YOU HAVE NO SOUL!

Climbing the ladder up
The weight of it draws down
People have no value
Seducing them with lies

YOU HAVE NO SOUL!
YOU HAVE NO SOUL!

Self-interested decisions
Make paupers of honest men
Thinking theyíre yours to exploit
Fattened for the kill

YOU HAVE NO SOUL!
YOU HAVE NO SOUL!!!

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Q

Burning from within
The lust heats my skin
Inside flying high
Ecstasy draws nigh
Temple whores before me
Revere on bended knee
Compelling reality
This time itís just a dream

As I
Awaken from a stupor
Mind vapors begin to clear
I search to find my tutor
To make sense of this past year
All known chemicals of pleasure
Have been mine with women and song
To my people Iím a treasure
But my life will not be long

SACRIFICE
Iím a new one and a human
Satisfy their need
SACRIFICE
Though Iíve had fun as number one
My blood will flow free
SACRIFICE
I will not run, it will be done
Theyíll cut my heart from me
SACRIFICE
Iím a new one and a human
Q WILL BE APPEASED

Giving my life to the winged serpent
Larger than life, his wrath is hell bent

REIGN!
REIGN!
Q will always reign

REIGN!
REIGN!
Sanctify my pain

REIGN!
REIGN!
He has chosen me to bleed

REIGN!
REIGN!
So my people he will feed

Iíd like to see what will be after I die
Cross over to the other side
Prosperous and happy people I want to see
As I hold no grudge for what they do to me
Being the chosen one I feel pride
My honor will live on after I have died
One life for the sake of many-- Q beckons me
Soon I will be with Q for all eternity

SACRIFICE
Iím a new one and a human
Satisfy their need
SACRIFICE
Though Iíve had fun as number one
My blood will flow free
SACRIFICE
I will not run, it will be done
Theyíll cut my heart from me
SACRIFICE
Iím a new one and a human
Q WILL BE APPEASED

The day has come, my time is near
I beg for drugs to conquer the fear
This is denied, my heart must be pure
The urge to fight and run holds strong allure
No one told me that it would be like this
Terror, terroróin my pants I piss
Laid across the altar bound hand and foot
I shriek as my beating heart is thrown into flaming soot

SACRIFICE
Iím a new one and a human
Satisfy their need
SACRIFICE
Though Iíve had fun as number one
My blood will flow free
SACRIFICE
I will not run, it will be done
Theyíll cut my heart from me
SACRIFICE
Iím a new one and a human
Q WILL BE APPEASED

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