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Judgment Day Lyrics

Trial By Fire lyrics written by Jon Lively. All others written by Gus Mancuso, Jason Mancuso, and Jimmy Youngblood.

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Trial By Fire

Sometimes I stare at the stars
Confused I made it this far
So I just stay in my hole
What comes next, no one knows

When fire comes from the sky
I know I don’t want to die
But orders attack my ears
I hit with all my fears

(chorus)
Oh what hell I’ve sewn
Will I make it Home
Trial by fire, Thank God I’m not alone

All bullets have one design
I wonder who carries mine
But freedom is never free
The metal hits the meat

Explosions silence the screams
I exist where demons dream
Shots meant to kill only hurt
My blood returns to dirt

(chorus)

The dawn comes and the smoke clears
I stand aged too many years
Surrounded by hollowed eyes
I see my brothers die

Through the streets, scared people stare
Waving my flag in the air
Some allied, some enemies
Both look the same to me

(chorus)

Dark Waters

You can’t have a river
Without banks
We fought for a dream
It saw it sank

Now you scream freedom
As if I don’t know what it means
But your dark waters won’t
Cloud my shining sea

(chorus)
Your dark waters won’t cloud my shining sea
Cause you'll never know just what it meant to me
Your dark waters won’t cloud my shining sea
Cause it shines and shines and shines it shines
and shines and shines it shines and shines and shines!

You stand behind me
When the bullets float
But never beside me
Unless you need a vote
Your message is all wet
Makes no difference to me
Cause your dark waters won’t
Cloud my shining sea

(chorus)

You chase women and money
And the camera light
You could of made a difference
Coulda put up a fight
Instead you steal
From my brothers and me
And give away pieces
Of my shining sea

Together Alone

We take first breath
Open our eyes
Search for truth
Getting better at telling lies
We start to hurt
And to heal
We learn to stand
And then to kneel
We find our place
Put others in theirs
Discover laughter
Is better with tears

We learn to stand
We learn to fall
But most of all
We learn…

(chorus)
Together we’re all alone
Woah Oh, Yeah Yeah
Together we’re all alone
Woah Oh, Yeah Yeah
Together we’re all alone

We take our chances
Discover fate
Learn to love
But still find time to hate
We take the old world
Give the rules a break
Then we make new ones
For our kids to take
We tell them good
Show them bad
Describe a world
We never had

They watch us climb
They watch us fall
But most of all
They learn…

(chorus)

I Quit Drinkin'

When I wake up, in the morning
I need something that will satisfy
This empty feelin', gnawin' at me
Reminding me my life is dry
Some people say I do a little too much
And others say I need to give it up
But I say

(chorus)
I quit drinkin' at least four hours a day

I had a woman, said she loved me
She really knew to treat me right
she had a problem, I couldn’t give it up
I drink one to her every night
Where she’s gone I ain’t got a clue
I guess she couldn’t see my point of view
When I’d say…

(chorus)

Gave it up once, cold turkey
Most miserable damn day of my life
Cause there’s one friend, that’s always there for me
And gets my party started right
Some people say I need to give it up
Others say I do a little too much
To them I say…

(chorus)

Judgment Day

Dust on the road
Pullin' a heavy load
Thinkin' 'bout anything but here
Far from home
Watching sand against the chrome
Wishing it all would disappear

(chorus)
But now it's Judgment Day
Cause we're not here to stay
We're all bags of clay
And now it's judgment day

It begins like it ends
Separates stone from stone
Brother from brother, friend from friend
All vanishes in light
Those within your line of sight
Taken out as they descend

(chorus)

Oh no, I don't' want to go
Cause I don't, I don't wanna die
But all is revealed
Cause when death is certain, so is life

We're all dust on a road
Pulling a heavy, heavy load
Thinkin' bout any place but here
Each day closer to home
But in the end you stand alone
Soon it all will disappear

(chorus)

Oh no, I didn't want to go
I just watched, as my life passed me by
But now I yield
Cause when death is certain, so is life

One Dead

Mom said be careful
Dad said be a man
Now I live to kill
In a foreign land
That’s what I said

Hunter and hunted
I know my place
One day I’ll join them
In death’s embrace
One dead


One day I’ll join them
In death’s embrace
Oh, One dead

I still remember
Cause I can’t forget
Soldiers aren’t given
Time for regret
Go where you’re lead

Orders are orders
Most are the same
Ours were simple
Just a name
One dead

Our were simple
Erase a name
Oh, one dead

Was my first mission
It was his last
I had a future
He had a past
One to the head

I kill bad people
War kills both sides
But sometimes it takes those
Who aren’t ready to die
One dead
Sometimes it takes those
Who aren’t ready to die

One dead

Coming Home

They say that war is bad for all involved
But it keeps me fed and pays my mortgage
Besides if we all hated it so bad
Then why is peace in such a shortage?

But I got my orders from the old man
I’m leavin' but it ain’t a surrender
Packed my locker with this part of life
Join my brothers for a hell of a bender

Grab mugs and reminisce
Bout times gone and those we’ll miss
But when I cross that line
This one last time
I’m coming home`

I’m tired of polishing my gun
with only a picture of you beside me
I need to feel the touch of your skin
And hear your voice to guide me

Wanna wake up when I damn well please
And walk around without needing clearance
Can’t wait to make whatever I eat
Can’t even wait to wash my own dishes

Brothers

A brother is born
for adversity
in the burning sands
or the shining sea
A brother is there
in a time of need
A brother is there
when it’s time to bleed

Angels watchin
From on high
Come screaming down
so brothers don’t die
From the fields and farms
To the cities and burbs
When shots ring out
They’re known by one word

Memories – some good
Memories – some bad
But those of my brothers
I will always have

Brothers in blood
Brothers in arms
Brothers in faith
Brothers in harm (repeat)

Memories – some good
Memories – some bad
But those of my brothers
I’ll always have

Fast Track

fast track n. -  a rapid means of achieving a goal

1 Cor 9: 24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. 26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. 27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

I've lived my life
In a hurry to die
A soldier looking for a war
Never asking why

No one understood it
All said relax
But we run to win the race
That’s a fact

So now I strike with purpose
One shot one kill
Never did like losing
Never will

(chorus)
The candle that burns twice as fast
Also burns twice as bright
But you only get one shot at the track, so
Give me the light

You can’t win a fist fight
Without taking a swing
Can’t get no honey
If you fear the sting

So I strike with weapons
Sprint the last mile
Meet your end exhausted
And with a smile
If you ain’t livin
You’re better off dead
Life will pop you two in the chest
And one in the head

(chorus)

Heartburn

I was born with a song inside of me
but no one else could hear the words
So I learned a different melody,
learned to speak instead of scream

Do you hate what you see in the mirror
'cause only you can make the change

(chorus)
The fire in you heart is the hardest to put out
it burns us from within, with eyes wide open
I finally see the truth inside of me
Convicted of what I am, of what I've done
and what I haven't done
Forgiven for it all, I understand
the truth shall set me free

I could still be less than I could be
summoned by the sum of all my lies
Content to eat and smoke and breath
I just watched as life passed me by

do you hate what you see in the mirror
'cause only you can make the change

(chorus)

Do you hate what you see in the mirror
'cause only you can make the change