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Better Ways to Die

by Death Before Dishonor

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All the talking and nothing is solved All the pressure - it's killing us all All the stress in a fantasyland It's a nightmare I can't understand Can I get a little peace and quiet Just a little fucking peace and quiet There's an assault on my brain Wave of white noise - deafening pain Are my ears bleeding again I can't breathe - my head's caving in Can I get a little peace and quiet Just a little fucking peace and quiet please Stop right now! Every day... the same fucking thing Your shit attitude makes my ears ring See my happiness slipping away I can't stand another day I'm choking on the air you drained the hope away and filled it with shit
Remember 02:11
Remember the bite in the air Remember the smell of the fear The feeling that's stuck deep inside Shaping how I live my life The standards I held to be gold It seems that I've grown to be old The values that I'll always hold Seem to be forgotten by This world that I enter with my head held high I've stayed this way There's no excuse for you to stray You'll fade away - Yeah, you'll fade away They all fade away Now, remember the nights, remember the fights, that way that I live my life Remember the streets that we paved in blood Remember I stand by the ones I love We stand - as one - this can't be undone - We'll rise - to fight a testament to this life Fade - Away
Coffin Nail 02:23
They'll find you dead on the side of the street When the sun comes up on old colony Another junkie snitch brought to his knees By the hard world he never had to will to beat Your hard times mean nothing to me You're a prisoner, beaten and weak Hard men grow harder from pain But you just caved in, crumbled and shamed My hate, can't wait, to seal your fate You'll never learn like so many I seen You just spend your days alone, hiding from me I know the games and I know your kind And when I came to you, you locked the door and cried Your feelings mean nothing to me The embodiment of filth and disease Rats love the sewers but they come up to eat And I'll be waiting to catch you on that city street My hate, can't wait, to seal your fate You stick your coffin nail into your veins And tell the world they just can't feel your pain You'll spend your final days living in vain You're just a broken boy living in shame So stick it in And death's the only thing that can save you from me And death's the only thing that can save you from my hate
I - I've been - so drained - a hollow shell - numb to pain and I - I will - make it through - come out stronger - I always do One more funeral might just make me break How much suffering are we meant to take Feel the world cave in and start to break I - I can't - come clean - living in - an empty dream and I - I dropped - the fucking deal - left the future - we had sealed Back at zero - happy, broke, and free but Fuck this year it's took too much from me Feel the world cave in and start to break From me Forged an iron will - kept a cool head All my family cries - for our gone and dead We've lost too much Too many friends and family gone Disease and addiction Never thought I'd have to be so strong We're only 3 months in and I see no dawn No dawn The sun fell - on us all - when the new year - heeded its call Darkness - with our loved ones gone - will it come around When will we see the dawn I pray it won't be long
Boys in Blue 02:15
They locked my brother up today Not justified, no reasoning They'll hate on us for how we live Their jealousy, we can't forgive So how am I supposed to be When it's illegal to be free I got my visions, I got my ways I've grown stronger through the days So when it's time to defend what's mine Come out on top every time The boys and blue they got no control Out harassing people they don't know You're just a sheep, no heart or mind Free men always win... in time They pulled me over yesterday They grabbed my crotch and took my pay So what am I supposed to do But disrespect those boys in blue I don't need a badge to hide behind I got my heart, my soul, and my mind I'll win every time I can't forgive the deeds, You take men's will to breathe, can't set my friends free But I still live my live free, They still can't control me, can't take what I've seen, can't change the life I lead You can't change a thing about me You can't take my heart away from me
You're hearing two sides of the same old bullshit story in your head Your words are poison empty promises that make the streets run red From the TV... To the books... All you'll ever get from me is cold words and empty stares You signed my family up now they're all off to die for Uncle Sam The profit margins growing quicker - Blood stained money in your hands I am the animal... killing machine... but don't hold your breath... Cause all you'll get from me is cold words Cold words and empty stares Your wallet's swollen but your soul is so bare - but hard men Hard men - we come so rare Won't cast a ballot and I won't buy your fear Cause I'm a free fucking man... all grudges aside I got better things to fight for... and better ways to die You think we've come so fucking far because the packaging is fresh But it's the same they're all the same until their final dying breath I'm no sucker... I can see The bullshit piles higher than the bodies of our neighbor's families Hard times they never end It's sill around we gotta sing it again the hard days Hard days they come like the rain They'll flood the streets until we all feel the pain But I'm a free fucking man with truth on my side I got better things to fight for... and better ways to die I can see it up ahead There's another brother dead How many families have to cry Before your wallet's up to size
So far from home I threw away the regular ways Let the open road take me away In the van most of the day, Working hard just to get up and play Through the sickness, endure the pain, miss my home but I'm loving these days No security nothing to pay, just fill the van up with gas, And let the open road take me away What's better... safety or truth The grass ain't greener when were letting it loose I get sick of the hardships around But let the wheels hit the ground Take me down to play another town Homesick when I'm so far away Can't count the hours and I can't count the days I've lost so many things in so many ways But what I think really counts, It shines brighter each and every day It's plain to see... we're just scraping by Wait everyday, cover the miles Hit the town so far from my home But 30 minutes a night I'm flying high on this life I know Sleep on the floor, or whatever it takes This shit's for love there's no money to make Our fucking payoff shines brighter than gold We take the lessons we know and all come in from the fucking cold I give my all for the dreams, we always dreamed, living it free I give my life to the road, out in the cold, worth more than gold
Black Cloud 02:04
I walked away... another wake... another loss we can't take And when disease... comes again... all my strength can't... defend It takes its toll and I feel beat... that black cloud it loves me I try to run I cover up... in the end we just get fucked Coming down, just like rain And that black cloud won't go away Emptiness... sickening Just one more day to test my faith And I saw in her eyes... all the pain of endless lives God I wish... I could heal all the suffering... that you take All the air... goes so thin... crashing down lost in In a nightmare... we all share... but the worst I can't bear Loss comes with life I can't deny When the loss hits Like a freight train And the black cloud rains down on me pouring agony And every second, every day I'll take the suffering in the rain And all the while I know someday That black cloud will fade, and let the sun shine on me
No More Lies 01:54
Fuck all of your ways of submission Fuck your hopes and your dreams and your visions I will fight till I die till the tears flow from my mothers eyes Fuck all, your insurance and laws Blood will flow for the noblest cause Force your fear on the youth break their spirit and bury the truth This is it, I'm tired of all your shit No more lies nothing left to hide So fucking sick of everything you stand for Fuck you, I can see in your soul You don't have it you just play the role Here it is, on the streets Here I am you won't forget me Fuck you, see you acting so hard Act away but I'm pulling your card Play your games it's no use I will forge on and fight to break loose This is it, I'm tired of all your shit No more lies nothing left to hide So fucking sick of everything you stand for Just take a good look at yourself look at yourself Can't you see it's all coming down coming down Pay the price for the things you do Now no one cares for you
Bloodlust 02:03
I'll lay you down Broken just what you asked for and more Choking... gasping and gagging... I can't... stop myself can't... help myself It's like a tidal wave taking me over and out Out of my mind Whiled my teeth just grind I can hear you cry Such a sweet release Bringing you to peace Please take all that you said Keep it inside... right in your head No one will know... no one will hear Breaking you down... no need to fear not now I want to know how does it feel inside Bound, beat, through the night I want to hear the sound of what you feel When it's for real I want to feel it all I swear I can smell the blood from here Fell the sweat drip down and mix with tears It's like a chemical in my brain Forcing me to act insane When the flesh is in my clutch It's done, they're all fucked
Thinking back to younger days when we were young and free Ditching out on work to catch the show along the T Cueballs in our pockets and our hearts were on our sleeves Watching all the older kids get wild along the stage Fighting all the bouncers till we put them in their place Heading out to nowhereville just to fucking play Spending my days, Living my way Some say its dead, But I can't forget Knowing every day could be another stupid fight Struggling and clawing at the fabric of my life Cops around the corner want to take away my rights They could never understand the way it used to be And they could never know how much it's still that way to me Cause I'm a fucking lifer and know I'll always be right here, Right here Spending my days, Living my way Some say it's dead, But I can't forget Deep in my heart right from the start Old to the new making it through Looking back on my glory days Torn up knuckles, bruised up face I found my home in this violent place Forge an iron will in hate Looking back on my glory days Look ahead see they're here to stay Live a dream - takes it all the way And be grateful every day Never dwell on the harder days Learn my lessons from mistakes Every day's a glory day when you Stand by the values and refused to fade away I can't be stopped We can't be dropped I'm just too strong I see it so clear and I know we can't be wrong!


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released July 28, 2009


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