"You want to know what happened to the fucking fish? I ate it! And washed it down with some Pedialyte!!" --Mike Wengren



Hell

"About a relationship with someone who keeps coming in and out of your life and every time they come back they fuck up your whole world."

Burning
Now I bring you hell

Leave me tonight
Let the warning said, leave a shudder upon you
Running from all that you've feared in your life
Soul of the night
Will a son misled, paint a horror upon you
Marking the moment, displaying in my
Ghost of a life
That I can't condone the way you left me
Out in the open, to leave me to die
So how can I
Forget the way you led me through the path into heaven
To leave me behind

Now I can't stay behind
Save me, from wreaking my vengeance upon you
Too chilling, more than I can tell
Burning, now I bring you hell

Free me tonight
Lest the animal, caged, be a terror upon you
Caught in the moment, engaging in my
Bloodlust tonight
Now I can't control my venom's flow
Get back from me demon, or be exorcised

All my emotion and all my integrity
All that you've taken from me

A Welcome Burden

"A calling to arms for lovers of heavy music."

 

Shout

Heavy
You want it heavy
Welcome to my world
Feel the weight of it grinding down
Heav
I want it heavy
Welcome to my world
Feel the weight of it grinding down again

Gather your pathetic masses and bring them to me
To a world devoid of lie
To another time, to another place
And let the broken ones taste my misery
Rip away her disguise and you realize that you find
Truth is sickening
We don't need to change it, really
I kind of like it ugly

Lay it
Make it
Binding
Seething
Blinding
Screaming

Gather your psychotic masses and bring them to me
To a world devoid of sanity
Another time and another place
And then the violence creates calamity
Rip away her disguise and you realize that you find
Truth is sickening
We don't need to change it, really
I kind of like it ugly

The race of the mother culture is thickening
The rape of the mother culture is nearing
The face of the mother culture is sickening
The rape of a mother is the loving I need
Bleeding now, one two three four

This Moment

"About the moment just before you snap and let loose on someone."

Better yet

You won't remember this moment
As you dig into me
And from your smile now
It seems as if you liked it
You'd better cherish this moment
As you dig into me
You'll never get another chance at this
Better yet
I won't stand another minute
Of your questioning me
You hear me, bitch?
Now the interrogation's over
I can't handle the feeling of
Your pestering me
How would you like to meet my favorite fist
Better yet
Now, you can't renege
I'd love to see you beg

I'm free this moment
As you run away
You would only separate me from what I believe
This moment in brutality
You're the one who kept on pushing
'Till I made you bleed

It seems your pride has been stolen
Since you stood up to me
I'll tell you now, you know
I think I really like it
So learn a lesson from someone
Who will never repeat
The many tragic mistakes of his past
Better yet
I hope you savor this moment
As you're still on your feet
So keep it quiet now
I think you're gonna like it
Words have their consequences
When they're spoken to me
Better be careful
When you're writing checks
Better yet
Don't you question how
I stand above you now

Now you know the answer
Save yourself from danger
I cannot forget
How all of this began
I know you know the answer
Save yourself from danger
Beaten by a stranger
Blood still on his hands

Old Friend

"About the main character of the television show Dexter (based on the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter) and how he has no emotions, calling upon his dark side known as 'The Dark Passenger' and how it teaches him 'The Code', a way to channel his violent urges towards people who deserve death, stating how death is just an "old friend" of his."

They are the ghosts of innocents
That have awoken from my dreams
Welcome to your nightmare
Say goodbye to everything
All your past obscenities
They have determined where I stand
Echoing cries from the time that it began

Hear me now
Feel my blade

There is no more time for apologies
Malevolent emotions take hold of me
Are you ready to begin your trip to the other side
Death is an old friend of mine

You can't escape your judgement
I hear them calling out your name
Do not beg for mercy now
You never showed any to them
Embrace your final punishment
There's not a soul to hear you scream
I have to thank you for letting out the animal in me

The blood became my life
When I was trapped inside
And I can feel the dark passenger calling me
My mother's blood and mine
Uniquely intertwined
Help me father, purge the memory from my mind
My hunger to destroy
When I was just a boy
It pulled me deeper into something that I now enjoy
The ritual begins
Evil will meet its end
In your destruction I will finally feel whole again

Monster

"How the media can perceive you sometimes."

End this suffering

You made a monster of me
Through all your wicked lies
Forever tortured by you
Abandoned at death's door
Until I said no more

Don't look away
You're just a former regret of mine
And when you want, just look away
You're just a former regret of mine
Erasing now

You made a rock star of me
Gave me this wicked life
Paid to be tortured by you
A life I now abhor
And still I say, no more

Think over all of the shit in your mind
Think over and come to grip with it
Think over all of the shit in your little twisted sick mind, all said

Run

"A flawless revenge plan. The song is heard from the perspective of the person seeking revenge on another."

Run and hide again
Don't run away this time
Don't wonder why you can't clear this final sin
You know this story was over before it began

This is a battle you're not going to win
Welcome the end

I've spent a lifetime planning on your destruction
You're never gonna witness another day
A lonely life I'm planning out your destruction
With no other function
You really don't know how long I've waited for your destruction
I'm telling you, you just can't get away
A whole lifetime planning on your destruction
With no other function
You really don't know

You'd better run

Ask me why again, nowhere to go this time
Revenge will be mine again
Say goodbye, my friend
Don't run away this time and die like a man

There is no escape from my plan
Welcome the end

There is no reprieve
You don't have to look in my eyes
We'll turn their gaze away in time

You'd better run
Welcome the end

Run and hide again
Don't run away this time
Don't wonder why you can't clear this final sin
You know the story was over before it fucking began

Leave It Alone

"Someone who pushes you too far."

I can't control my anger and I've been
About to explode far too many times
I've seen my dreams becoming more violent
Every time that I see you
No matter how you try to define it
I have been broken too many times
So much emotion, too long confined has
Weakened the wall that protects you

Ease your mind
This moment will pass if you just

Leave it alone, leave it alone
Every time, my dysfunction is on your mind
When you find that you're at odds with your desire
Just leave it alone, leave it alone
Every time, my destruction is on your mind
Before you find that you have tested my resolve
One too many times

I am no stranger, you know that I've been
Pressed to the wall far too many times
Guard your behavior, or you will find my
Murderous nature surround you
Others have wandered over the line and
Awakened the monster, too many times
Leave it unspoken and you will find an
End to the violence, if you can

Two Worlds

"Talking about the two sides each person has within their own personality that are at odds with each other at times."

Give in to me

Two worlds are warring in me
Killing us now
Raging inside
Measure the horror in me
Remove the sickness
Plaguing my mind

Two worlds are warring in me
Killing us now
Show me the light

Two worlds collide
Whenever I step to the front
I look for a new place to hide
While tearing my cover away
I swallow my pride
But never forget what I want
Starting to long for a time
To bury the war in my mind

Two worlds are warring in me
Both sides are losing
Patience has died
Blood of the martyr in me
Drowns my conviction
Regions divide

Give me a sign
Tell me when it's time
Show me the light
Tell me when it's fucking over

God of the Mind

"Lack of mastery over time, how we are all victims of it."

Get in get in get in get into now
Get in get into come take over me
Get in get in get in get into now
Get on get into like me

Time, not having an easy time
Never gonna have an easy time
Given the run around to me
I can feel it coming around again

Time, a changing a wasting
Come and get up in my face again, yes
Time, given the run around to me

And I'm not having an easy time
Never having an easy
You know this time it has never gone easy
Time, never having an easy
You'll never meet another like me

Get in get into like me like me

Get ready
Time never gonna die
Never gonna give in to me
You want a deity like me
You want a God
But you're never gonna give in to me
Want a deity like me

Time, get it get it
Time, is just another God of the mind
Time, get it get it
Time, is just another God of the mind

Time, never having an easy
You know this time it has never gone easy
Time, never having an easy
You'll never meet another like me

Sickened

"About wanting someone so much it makes you physically ill."

Take me away, yeah

That's enough of all your taunting
Seems I can't remove you from my mind
Don't you know sometimes I wish they'd
Kill me for wanting you
I will sit alone in silence
Gather all the meaning I can find
Will you be defeated when they
Kill me for wanting you

I can't believe that my sanity lies
In abandoning you
I can't recall a more helpless time
Perpetrated by you

Sickened
From wanting you
Frightened of finding the truth
Don't say anymore
Now my mind isn't changing
This reckoning's long overdue

Alabaster walls surround me
In a prison of my own design
Will I win my freedom if they
Kill me for wanting you
Minions of hell will hound me
Just as long as I remain confined
I will be completed when they
Kill me for wanting you

So I have determined that I am undone
Will I bury another problem
In the graveyard you allowed me to find
So I
Have determined that I am no one
Will I finally cling to something
That has never been tied to a single memory of you

(Kill me for wanting you)

Mine

"Deals with religion as a catalyst for war."

Been watching for a long time
Seeing the world drawing closer
To the edge of calamity
How many of our wars have started
Over mankind's opiate we call religion?
Too many of our children have died
In the never-ending fight for territor

Are we born to violence?
Can we stop in time?

They say
You were warned to remain on your side
You'll be starting a war now if you cross that line
Turn around or face my reprisal
For I have determined
That this is mine

Been hurting for a long time
Feeling my heart torn open
From the lack of humanity
Insanity on both sides
Paving the path that guarantees our own extinction
Hate added to the stockpile
Filling the world with enemies
A constant battle in the face of violence
They emit their cry

We will not be broken this time
We will force the whole world to testify
Stand your ground or face our reprisal
For we have determined
That this is...

Parasite

"A relationship where one of the individuals is being used for all their hard work. It is the falling out between them but told from the perspective of the person being used."

You've got nowhere to hide
And all bullshit aside
You've committed a terrible crime
You've stepped over the line and
You'd better be running for your life
Fucked over again
I even called you a friend
A mistake I won't be repeating
I just don't understand
How you can even continue to deny

You know why
(You don't remember why)
Don't you pretend that you don't know why
(You fucking parasite)

Because you're living through association
That has been getting you high
You sell your soul
For just a taste of my life

Now what a surprise, to discover the lies
You'll be telling again in no time
You just don't realize they'll come back
And be fucking up your life
In trouble again, I just don't understand
This whole pattern that keeps repeating
You know you'll do it again
And admit you can step into the light

Determination has been running on high
No control, for just a taste of my life

Because your association
Has been getting you high
You sell your soul
For just a taste of my life

Dehumanized

"The cold and callous nature of the world. Desire for departure from the aspects of life that make human beings dehumanized. Without feeling or emotion. Desentized to love, pain, life or death."

Lost in slumber
A threat to no one
Weak and humbled, in my disgrace
Sweet departure, is what i long for
Careless moments, to comfort me

Dead philosophy

If I offer you my soul
Will you carry me away
I cannot be the only one
To be dehumanized again
Left behind

Too determined
To be forgotten
Nothing left to, enrapture me
Hard and silent, but softly breaking
No beloved, to comfort me

Dead philosophy

If I offer you my soul
Will you carry me away
I cannot be the only one
To be dehumanized again
Left behind

Feel the determination built into my mind
You're never going to find me
I'll wipe the world away
Your face it will remnind me
Just how much i have to leave

3

"A song about the West Memphis Three... these kids that came from this Bible Belt town and because they wore black and listened to heavy metal they were found guilty of murder, even though there was no evidence."

I often wonder why I sit and wait to die
What have I done to justify the sentence they gave
Too many hours, spent in darkness, questioning
How and why?
I can't remember many moments in the light
This retribution has defiled me to no end
An execution without merit, looms ahead
Tell me why

I was a boy who had to live his own way
I never fit into the model they had designed
I chose the path less taken
I stood with others who had often felt the same
We garnered stares from passersby
Our dark attire seemed to frighten people away
And when the three young boys died
They pointed fingers and entangled us in a lie
With no hope in sight

I sit here, terrified
Can't someone try to bring the truth to light
Won't anybody open up their eyes
Before the three of us have lost our lives?

Why was everybody so damn afraid
They blamed the devil for the heinousness of the crime
To justify their own faith
We were labeled pawns of satan for a time
The three of us were attacked and disgraced
For many hours we were questioned and so maligned
One of us couldn't take it
His simple manner was manipulated in kind
Fear made him blind

Now I sit here, terrified
Can't someone try to bring the truth to light
Won't anybody open up their eyes
Before the three of us have lost our lives?
And why
Can't anybody see through their disguise
Won't they believe we didn't take their lives
And now the three of us have lost our lives

Midlife Crisis

Cover of Faith No More's Midlife Crisis.

Go on and ring my neck
Like when a rag gets wet
A little discipline
For my pet genius
My head is like lettuce
Go on, dig your thumbs in
I cannot stop giving
I'm thirty-something

Sense of security
Like pockets jingling
Midlife crisis
Suck ingenuity
Down through the family tree

You're perfect, yes, it's true
But without me, you're only you
Your menstruating heart
It ain't bleeding enough for two
It's a midlife crisis

What an inheritance
The salt and the kleenex
Morbid self-attention
Bending my pinky back
A little discipline
A donor by habit
A little discipline
Rent an opinion

Sense of security
Holding blunt instrument
Midlife crisis
I'm a perfectionist
And perfect is a skinned knee

Living After Midnight

Cover of Judas Priest's Living After Midnight.

Living after midnight
Rockin' to the dawn
Lovin' 'till the morning
Then I'm gone, I'm gone

I took the city 'bout 1 AM
Loaded, loaded
I'm all geared up to scare again
Loaded, loaded
I come alive in a neon light
That's when I make my moves right

Loving after midnight
Rockin' 'till the dawn
Lovin' 'till the mornin'
Then I'm gone, I'm gone

I'm aiming for you
I'm gonna floor you
My body's coming all night long

Got gleaming chrome reflectin' steel
Loaded, loaded
Ready to take on every deal
Loaded, loaded
My pulse is racing, I'm hot to take
This motor's revved up, fit to break

The air's electric, sparking power
Loaded, loaded
I'm getting harder by the house
Loaded, loaded
I set my sights and then hone in
The joint starts flyin' when I begin