Killing Joke 2003 Lyrics

Lyrics by Killing Joke © 2003


  1. The Death & Resurrection Show
  2. Total Invasion
  3. Asteroid
  4. Implant
  5. Blood On Your Hands
  6. Loose Cannon
  7. You'll Never Get To Me
  8. Seeing Red
  9. Dark Forces
  10. The House That Pain Built
  11. Inferno
  12. Zennon


The Death & Resurrection Show

Mark out the points
Build the pyre
Assemble different drummers
Light up the fire
Put on your masks
And animal skins
Illumination
Illumination
Listen to the drums
Between each beat
Each beat of the drums

Oh, beloved mother of liberty
Hold me in your arms

Burn, burn
Burn brightly
Burn, burn
Burn white heat

And the day will come
Before the lights go out
Who will you turn to?
Who will you turn to?
Choose the crucifixion
Or Osiris slain
Recurring themes, time again

Illumination
Illumination
Burn, burn
Burn brightly
Burn, burn
Burn white heat

Oh, how ingenious the centuries of lies
Ezekiel's chariots streak across the skies
Holy books and history texts
Forget! Because we know
Souls are recycled in
The death and resurrection show

Oh, beloved woman of liberty
Come to me

Everything I'm taught
Amounts to nought
Everything I learn
The fire shall burn
Notions of myself
That I'm not
Whoever I was
Is now lost

Illumination
Illumination
Burn, burn
Burn brightly
Burn, burn
Burn white heat

Oh, how ingenious the centuries of lies
Ezekiel's chariots streak across the skies
Holy books and history texts
Forget! Because we know
Souls are recycled in
The death and resurrection show

Oh, beloved woman of liberty
Come to me
Burn away all my impurities
Hold me in your arms

Illumination
Illumination
Burn, burn
Burn brightly
Burn, burn
Burn white heat

Oh, how ingenious the centuries of lies
Ezekiel's chariots streak across the skies
Holy books and history texts
Forget! Because we know
Souls are recycled in
The death and resurrection show

Oh, beloved woman of liberty
Hold me in your arms




Total Invasion

[Sample – girl's voice]:
As far as trying to go up against the goverment,
Well just, unless the whole country did it, I guess...

Now, you listen to me
Just enough water
For one third of the world
Oil baron running the government
So I'll start a war

All votes invalid
Use any old lie
Gonna carve up your wealth
Like pumpkin pie

Only fools won't realize
It won't be told that empires run on the old black gold

It's a global abrasion
It's conflagration
United Nations
It's a total invasion

Terrify them
Complete submission
This is our goal
This is our mission
Destroy your customs
You'll have no say
We'll clothe your women
The Western way

It's a Fucking Crusade
A lesson in trade
So all you intellectuals
Were gonna invade

It's a global abrasion
It's conflagration
United Nations
It's a total invasion

Mexico city
24 million people
Half a litre a day
Is their ration

The final push
The last battle
Eden restored
Man is cattle
We want your oil
We want your land
We'll take your wealth
You'll have much less
We'll change your god
To the bitch goddess

It's a global abrasion
It's conflagration
United Nations
It's a total invasion

It's a global abrasion
It's conflagration
United Nations
It's a total invasion




Asteroid

And the 3rd Angel sounded
And a star fell from heaven
Burning as it were a lamp
And it fell upon the third part of the waters

Asteroid

I'm a ball of fire
Fire from heaven
Terror from nowhere
Never shoot me down

Days turn to minutes
Five seconds till it hits us
Three seconds to ground
One second to...

Asteroid
Asteroid
Coming in from the void

On the bed of the ocean
Where history lies
Strange civilisations
Vapourised

Days turn to minutes
Five seconds till it hits us
Three seconds to ground
One second to...

Asteroid
Asteroid
Coming in from the void

I.N.R.I.
Nature renewed by fire made hole

And I climb to the mountain
Light to dark
Behind time and space
A hole in your Ark

Days turn to minutes
Five seconds till it hits us
Three seconds to ground
One second to...
Asteroid
Asteroid
Asteroid

I'm a ball of fire
Fire from heaven
Asteroid
Coming in from the void

I'm a ball of fire
Fire from heaven
Terror from nowhere
Never shoot me down
Asteroid
Never shoot me down




Implant

Silent – weapons – for a – quiet – war

Under my skin
Getting under my skin
All systems go
Security clause
Passing of laws
Reality

Silence in the air
Silence in the air
Acceptance
Information from birth
Animals are first
Then man

Silent – weapons – for a – quiet – war
ID
Not free
For me
You can't escape
Implant
Implant to the next step
You don't want to protect
You just want to fucking control

Know my DNA
Know my DNA
My structure
Know the movement of my day
Know the movement of my day and haunts
Hypnotise
Hypnotise
Acclimatise
Fingers in control
Fingers in control

Silent – weapons – for a – quiet – war
ID
Not free
For me
You can't escape
Implant
Everything is under control

Deep below the ground
Deep below the ground
Blasphemies
Deep below the ground
Deep below the ground
Blasphemies
Hypnotise
Hypnotise
Acclimatise
Hypnotise
Hypnotise
Acclimatise

Silent – weapons – for a – quiet – war
ID
Not free
For me
You can't escape
Implant
Tear up your ID cards
And stick your implant up your ass
You just want to fucking control




Blood On Your Hands

When the summer fails us
And the rain, it rains so hard, oh
When the rivers overflow
And a wave runs over Prague, oh

Poison the waters so
That only g.m. crops grow

5 Corporations
Earn more than 46 nations
You've got blood on your hands
You've got blood on your hands
Corruption at the highest levels
Man made Hell and a man made Devil
You've got blood on your hands
You've got blood on your hands

Behind a coat of arms and gilded lies, know
The crown prepare the sacrifice
And she prepares to die, oh
Radiant and beautiful
She's taken in her prime, oh
Oh, executioner, a tone for
All your crimes now

Send horrors through your soul
And when it happens then you'll know
Send horrors through your soul
And when it happens then you'll know

5 Corporations
Earn more than 46 nations
You've got blood on your hands
You've got blood on your hands
Corruption at the highest levels
Man made hell and a
Man made Devil
You've got blood on your hands
You've got blood on your hands

Rulers seek the fossil fuel
As the poor still eat their stools, oh
And watch the thunderflash
Unleashed for oil and gas, oh
Send horrors through your soul
And when it happens then you'll know
Send horrors through your soul
And when it happens then you'll know

5 Corporations
Earn more than 46 nations
You've got blood on your hands
You've got blood on your hands
Corruption at the highest levels
Man made hell and a man made Devil
You've got blood on your hands
You've got blood on your hands

Jacque De Molay
Turns in his grave
As Cecil Rhodes
Rides out again
You've got blood on your hands
You've got blood on your hands




Loose Cannon

This is the way
Reprogrammed
This is the way
Unload
This is the way
Play my drum
This is the stick
Download

This is the day
Take orders
This is the life
Don't comply
This is the end of nation's borders
These are the fears I'm trying to hide

I'm a loose cannon, I'm a loose cannon
I'm a loose cannon, I'm a loose cannon
I'm a loose cannon, I'm a loose cannon
I'm a loose cannon, I'm a loose cannon
Bang!

This is the day
The sky turned green
This is the day
I saw in my dream
These are the fears
I'm trying to hide
These are the tears
Trapped inside

I'm an urban animal
Still a primitive man
I'm an urban animal
One step from a cannibal

I'm a loose cannon, I'm a loose cannon
I'm a loose cannon, I'm a loose cannon
I'm a loose cannon, I'm a loose cannon
I'm a loose cannon, I'm a loose cannon
Bang!

Some conspiracy theorists say
Great danger awaits those
Who get to close to the truth
About the secret rulers of the world

I'm an urban animal
One step from a cannibal
I'm an urban animal
One step from a cannibal

I'm a loose cannon, I'm a loose cannon
I'm a loose cannon, I'm a loose cannon
I'm a loose cannon, I'm a loose cannon
I'm a loose cannon, I'm a loose cannon
Bang!




You'll Never Get To Me

Sea of hurt
I feel a wave of pain
And now the tides
Come in again
I'm caught in vicious cycle of despair
Give me the courage to face another day

Oh!

Oh, sing a song of joy
Sweet childhood
Never desert me
Time for celebration, oh!
Overcome with a sense of elation
I'll never let you get to me
Survival is my victory
Time for celebration, oh!
Overcome with a sense of elation

I sat in silence
I was mourning
I said sorry
A thousand times
I cried aloud to God
For all my failings
But God seemed deaf as well as blind

Oh, sing a song of joy
Sweet childhood
Never desert me
Time for celebration, oh!
Overcome with a sense of elation
I'll never let you get to me
Survival is my victory
Time for celebration, oh!
Overcome with a sense of elation

We drank and smoked and talked until the dawn
Shared our problems and our food
Telling tales of courage and resolution
Through all the hardships we've endured

Oh!

Oh, sing a song of joy
Sweet childhood
Never desert me
Time for celebration, oh!
Overcome with a sense of elation
I'll never let you get to me
Survival is my victory
Time for celebration, oh!
Overcome with a sense of elation




Seeing Red

They're dropping bombs again
And they're doing it in your name
All the rational commentaries
In the papers that I read

Marmalade and buttered toast
And the smell of Sunday roast
Kiss the arse of Uncle Sam
Oh, to be an Englishman

When you hear the sound of warning
When the only color is
RED, RED, RED, RED
When you hear the sound of warning
When the only color is
Red sky in the morning
Everywhere I'm seeing
RED, RED, RED, RED

Dawn brings a day of hell
That we pawn and sell
A single magpie in a tree
One for sorrow, one for me
Kick it off the cliff I said
Now the line fucks up my head
Too late to change this mode
Break all my moral codes

When you hear the sound of warning
When the only color is
RED, RED, RED, RED
When you hear the sound of warning
When the only color is
Red sky in the morning
Everywhere I'm seeing
RED, RED, RED, RED

Running from myself again
And all I feel is shame
It doesn't matter where I go
Everywhere still looks the same

This sense of emptiness
As we create this mess
Self-destructive tendencies
Of what you mean to me

When you hear the sound of warning
When the only color is
RED, RED, RED, RED
When you hear the sound of warning
When the only color is
Red sky in the morning
Everywhere I'm seeing
RED, RED, RED, RED, RED, RED, RED, RED




Dark Forces

You'll need a bit of Holy water
And a little bit of Knowledge
Invocation
To your Holy Guardian Angel
The Great Evil Around

God gave man dominion
Over fowls of the air
And fish of the see
Justification of desecration
Who wrote this madness?

Get up! Wake up!
Someone's taking you for a ride
Get up! Wake up!
Dark Forces

They're printing up money
That doesn't exist
Then watch the wealthy
As they cash their chips
Economy's failed
Start a war machine
Devoid of moral cause
As we witness the end
Of international laws

Get up! Wake up!
Someone's taking you for a ride
Get up! Wake up!
Dark Forces

I'm a inside man
Of the serpent clan
33 degrees
I'll do as I please
Power for power's sake
And 2 weeks off
In Bohemian grove
You wanna come?

All the banking houses
That buy and sell
They'd sell their own mother
Just eat shit and die
Like everyone else

Get up! Wake up!
Someone's taking you for a ride
Get up! Wake up!
Dark Forces

Get up! Wake up!
Someone's taking you for a ride
Get up! Wake up!
Dark Forces




The House That Pain Built

My faith
And my love
But howl, howl, howl the pain

My faith
And my blood
Oh, why, why, wild insane

My faith
And my people
We'll howl, howl, howl the pain

My faith
And my freedom
I'll never let it go again

Not anymore
I must let go
And when I finally reach the point of no return
I must let go
Because I know
I'm manic, I'm manic, I'm manic so...

And when you need catharsis
Because it's how you're made, you know
And when you need absolving
Don't ask how
But come into my house...
Of pain


My faith
And my love
But howl, howl, howl, the pain

My faith
Yes, my own will
Oh, see me through this pain

My faith
In my blood
And flow right through my vein

My faith
And no reason
I'll never be the same

Not anymore
I must let go
And when I finally reach the point of no return
I must let go
Because I know
I'm manic I'm manic I'm manic so...

And when you need catharsis
Because it's how you're made, you know
And when you need absolving
Don't ask how
But come into my house
Of pain

My faith
And my love
But howl, howl, howl the pain

My faith
And my freedom
I'll never let it go again.

Not anymore
I must let go
And when I finally reach the point of no return
I must let go
Because I know
I'm manic, I'm manic, I'm manic so...

And when you need catharsis
Because it's how you're made, you know
And when you need absolving
Don't ask how
But come into my house
Of pain

And when you need catharsis
Because it's how you're made, you know
And when you need absolving
Don't ask how
But come into my house
Of pain




Inferno

Southern countries
Come in 20 chains
When the dust picks the dust
All the things are crossed insane
And my skin, feel my skin
Getting melanoma
Scorcher, scorcher
Tell me when it's over
Tell me when the nightmare's over

Drop shell bomb
Inferno
Drop shell bomb
Inferno

Brother brother kill brother now
Mother mother I'm alone
Mother mother my love is gone
What's happened at my home
Father father kill son
Cousin cousin why?
Father father ... my head
Father father just offer my wife

Fire your home
Inferno
Drop shell bomb
Inferno

Fuckin' situation
You're a sociopath
With the best intention
Leaders that bleed us
Shit on your descendants
Eyes flying in the sky
Eyeing the triangle
Talk good on the phone
Everything is wrong
And my mind turns black
And my mind turns black
And my mind turns black
Cause there's seizures in my Big Mac

Fire your home
Inferno
Drop shell bomb
Inferno
Fire your home
Inferno
Drop shell bomb
Inferno


Zennon

Slow the procession
That moves down the road
As they mourn
Hearts that are heavy
No burden unloaded
No resolution

No retribution
The madness must stop now, no, no
Whisper the dead
To the living
They can't hear
It's cold

But in the sadness that pierces my heart
Seeds we sow
And in the end all we have is each other
Zennon
Zennon
Zennon
Zennon

Molded by computer archetypes
Killing is fun
Nervous the young boy, his first job
He lifts up his gun
Victims of circumstance
Products of what we've begun
Wide open mouths as the killer
He knows what he's done

But in the sadness that pierces my heart
Seeds we sow
And in the end all we have is each other
Zennon
Zennon
Zennon
Zennon

But in the sadness that pierces my heart
Seeds we sow
And in the end all we have is each other
Zennon
Zennon
Zennon
Zennon