Better Late Than Never: 2018 Sampler

by Various Artists

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I broke out of prison when I was seventeen Lookin’ hard at the world, I was feelin’ mean I tried to find the life I wanted out on the streets The way I took wasn’t easy, in fact it was obscene Ridin’ hard down the road for something that’s just out of reach I can’t tell what’s up ahead, and can’t return from where I leave I’m late for an early grave I know that I can be saved I’m late for an early grave I’ll never fade away I’m older now but lost as ever, still trying to find that life Around the bend I know it’s there, it’s just out of sight By this time next year baby, I’ll be doin’ alright It’s what I tell myself everyday, it’s the thing that pulls me through the night I take one step forward baby, feels like two steps back But when I get to where I’m going , I’m never, ever gonna look back I’m late for an early grave I know that I can be saved I’m late for an early grave I’ll never fade away
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Decades 06:30
I ride the pale blue moon, I left the memories to the dead. Forgotten all that was, it burns a hole into my head. Inspiring what was lost, I gotta give it all away. Inspiring all that's good, Now I'll save it all today. I'll ride the monolith, upon the memories of the dead. I'd leave it all to you, but the ending's what I dread. You know what once was lost, but can you give it all away? Remembering all those years, I want to save our souls my way. I'd give the earth to you just to say. I'd give the moon to you just to say. I'd give the sun to you just to say. I'd give in, everything
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Is You Is 04:42
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Rising Star 04:33
Nice and easy the horizon grows A rising star is here to fight shadows It glows it glows Delighting vision that enlights the blind With eyes on fire while inside his mind He knows he knows See the sun rising over to you See the sun rising over to you Take me to heaven forever anew
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Quitter 06:09
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So Far Under 04:37
I survive on the scraps you don't burn Maybe love's something I'll never learn This whole house of cards crumbling slow If I disappear, would you even know? The trap is time and no one gets off of this ride alive The trap is time and no one gets off of this ride alive So far under hell Fought hard where I fell Now forever dwell So far under... So far under hell Too much pain to tell And now I'm ripped asunder So far under... All my words sucked straight into the void Same black hole where my heart was destroyed The trap is time and no one gets off of this ride alive The trap is time and no one gets off of this ride alive So far under hell Fought hard where I fell Now forever dwell So far under... So far under hell Too much pain to tell And now I'm ripped asunder So far under... So far under hell Fought hard where I fell Now forever dwell So far under... So far under hell Too much pain to tell And now I'm ripped asunder So far under...
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**insert Babel Fish into ear for Flyspeak to English translation**
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Days are getting shorter - nights are growing cold The season has its order - time the clock unfolds Streams of silver water - rusty dreams of gold Like a distant memory - nostalgic days of old All a certain chemistry - in spirit and the soul Mystic little part of me - the cycle as a whole The sky it is a-changing - Orion’s back around Colors rearranging - fall upon the ground Reflective mesmerizing - crisper, clearer sounds Caught within the flavor - of Mother Nature’s way All a part of all of us - from birth to flesh decay Each, each other's savior - in tomorrow’s yesterday (September 22nd 11:44:18 * 2008)
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Out on the streets, I'm stalking the night I can hear my heavy breathing Paid for the kill, but it doesn't seem right Something there I can't believe in Voices are calling from inside my head I can hear them, I can hear them Vanishing memories of the things that were said They can't try to hurt me now... But a shot in the dark One step away from you Just a shot in the dark Always creeping up on you Alright... Taught by the powers that preach over me I can hear their empty reasons I wouldn't listen, I learned how to fight I opened up my mind to treason But just like the wounded, and when it's too late They'll remember, they'll surrender Never a care for the people who hate Underestimate me now... But a shot in the dark One step away from you Just a shot in the dark Nothing that you can do Just a shot in the dark Always creeping up on you Alright...! But just like the wounded, and when it's too late They'll remember, they'll surrender Never a care for the people who hate Underestimate me now... But a shot in the dark One step away from you Just a shot in the dark Nothing that you can do Just a shot in the dark Always creeping up on you...
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It's cerebrial vandalizm Hanging from the edge It's caterwauling vacancy You're the impending gleam now You're the most amazing example Of tricks of light on the toy store shelf You're the endless river of magic subconscious Fantasies following compulsion of self The tarnished glass doll levitates Precariously inside the window box And her spun gold hair shatters in the logical air And falls like dust whenever she talks Somewhere out there, a motorcycle tearing up The desert in malpracticed highway lines There's a fist lodged in the sky tonight And these legs have been wrapped up a million times And she falls like dust in through my window She's got a space where she can still breathe in stereo A notch cut in a tree, a downed fighter pilot Is watching the tide take his reflections away I've heard you speak of the unseen guns But a lady never tells We watch with vacant eyes as the fire runs But in here it's cold as Hell... It's in the elevator shaft Like a cyst breeding carbon It's in the bottom dresser drawer next to The pictures of with whom this all began And making love to her was like Sitting down to breakfast inside a laundromat And we would swim at night With silhouettes watching us act like cats Hanging off the wall an inch above the water Rolling downhill in the sand with Ginsberg's daughter The elevator shaft lined with magic marker It never was, never will, never could, never should Come to grey-blue, it's pulling through, it's mine too But you are not the one I've lied to I could spread like fire in the hills And watch your trust seep under the door And you'll decide not to decide I'll probably never even meet you and thus, no mirrors collide You'll find me throwing rocks at the sunlight I'll jab holes in the lid of the jar So you can get some fresh air in there The fighter pilot's mastering a suntan Leonard Nimoy's really just the Sandman All your books are just a gesture of futility All my words are spitting out like busted teeth I've heard you speak of the unseen guns But a lady never tells We watch with vacant eyes as the fire runs But in here it's cold as Hell... You're a beautiful lie The vanities of a thousand strangers Swirling in the air tonight And the heat crystallized the saliva Soft and warm inside her mouth And the paratroopers waiting on the seashore Changing money and lists of pagan spells We wait in the phone with fire sticks The carnivore shows us his magic tricks She walks over the lake with blackened feet Taking us under, one by one by... I've heard you speak of the unseen guns But a lady never tells We watch with vacant eyes as the fire runs But in here it's cold as Hell...
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Arctic Magma 04:04
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Psalms 05:26
From the depths I call, Lord hear my voice Lord bend Your ear, attend to my heart If You kept account according to our sins Tell me who could stand, Lord, who could stand? But with You is forgiveness, that You may be feared So I expectantly wait and put my hope in Your Word Like a watchman for morning, even more so I wait And hope in You Lord, for there Your mercy redeems Lord, my heart is not proved, for my eyes are lofty Neither do I find myself in matters too great for me Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul Like a weaned child and mother, like a weaned child is my soul
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Semigod 04:29
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Hit the lights, bring up the action Slammin' hard, a neck snap reaction Never gonna stop, never give in Metal from the heart, it flows from within Turn it up, push to eleven Feel the power rush flow from the heavens No we can't give up, no not give in Metal from the heart, flows from within Neck snappin' Fist pumpin' Head banging Heart of metal! Bang yer head, yer fists in the air Jump in the pit, let me see some hair Studs and leather and headbanging fun In the metal scene, this is how it¹s done Don't like guitars, better move along Cause we let it rip in each and every song Don't care what's cool, don't care what's in Metal from the heart, flows from within Neck snappin' Fist pumpin' Head banging Heart of metal!
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Don't Kid Me 04:44
Don’t underestimate a man That’s been through Hell! He will just come right back With stories to tell Spent 2 years of my life Crippled down on the floor Now I’ll rise up from this ash Cause there’s so much more! Don’t kid me You can’t see Don’t tell me What I’ll be I got more than scars in me More than you’ll know How can you say this is pointless? Guess it’s time to go Even though you’re right here with me I’m, still alone Back down to the same damn place The blackness has grown Don’t kid me You can’t see Don’t tell me What I’ll be
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Tempest 02:06
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Cruel grey skies - run for cover In her eyes see her lover Fear the falling rain as you shelter Your world drowned, lost forevermore Reaping a harvest of ruin Nothing remains Leave it behind as your ships sail away He has reaped where he did not sow And keeps what he did not own In her arms he lies, where you used to be Her chains broken - merciful release Nothing remains Searching for yesterdays dream Reaping in vain Long ago you were standing there No-one knows, no-one can prepare He beholds your world, now your eyes are blind You let it slip away, now you're left behind Let your ships sail away Leave behind all your tears All your hate All this desolation Drift upon open seas Distant shores rise for thee For you, for your salvation.
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The Journey 02:45
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Tertia 17:19
[instrumental]

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