Book Of Shadows {buy}
Released: June 18th, 1996
Label: Geffen Records

Credits: Zakk Wylde - Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica, Piano, Keyboards (bass on track 10)
Joe Vitale - Drums, Keyboards, (piano on track 11)
James Lomenzo - Bass
Mike Lewis - String arrangement & conduction

John Samtiataro - Background vocals on track 4
Produced by Ron & Howard Albert
Assistant engineer: Ryan Freeland, Greg Goldman, Eric Gobel, Frank Cesarino
Artwork coordination: Sofie Howard, Zakk & Barb Wylde
Illustrations: Eric Dinyer
Photography: Katrina Dickson

Additional notes:
Re-released July 20th, 1999 on Spitfire Records with bonus disc.

Between Heaven and Hell | Sold My Soul | Road Back Home
Way Beyond Empty | Throwin' it all Away | What You're Look'n For
Dead as Yesterday | Too Numb To Cry | The Things You Do
1,000,000 Miles Away | I Thank You Child
Bonus Tracks:
Evil Ways | The Color Green | Peddlers of Death
(Acoustic Version)


Between Heaven and Hell
Dying to live, living to die
Ain't no hellos here, nothing but goodbyes
It's like singing a song that cannot be sung
It's like having to end, child,
what's yet to have begun

Chorus

Hey, hey, hey now
Where I am at times I just can't tell
Hey, hey, hey, now
I'm lost somewhere Between Heaven and Hell

All that you know and all that you knew
In the end, child, tell me what's it all mean to you?
Don't forget just who and where you are --
You can spread your wings son
But don't you spread yourself too far, yeah

Hey, hey, hey now
Where I am at times I just can't tell
Hey, hey, hey, now
I'm lost somewhere Between Heaven and Hell

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Sold My Soul

Without you, woman, by my side
I'm contemplating suicide, torn from all my pride
A man tells me, "son, that ain't the way
Gonna make a deal with you child,
Gonna live another day
Just sign right here, son
Everything will be alright"

CHORUS:
Ain't nothing I wouldn't do
All and everything for you
Your love is all I know and ever knew
Therefore, I have sold my soul for you

I was told by this man it'd be worth my while
He'd return me to my woman
Return me to my smile ----
It's all I ask for in this life
Whatever's wrong, son, he told me he'd make right

Just sign right here child
Everything will be alright

CHORUS

All for you

SOLO

Just sign right here son
Everything will be alright

CHORUS

OUT SOLO


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Road Back Home

I look around I see that times ain't changed
Same old faces, Same old names
All the things we thought we knew
You lied to me & I lied to you
Now, all this time
You never ever sympathize
All this time, I can't find my way back inside
What you give is what you get
But you drew the line on me, baby
Tears falling free but you can't see, child
I'm just a touch away, baby

Chorus
Tell me where am I now, oh
Why, where, and how
Show me the road back home, oh yeah
Tell me where am I now, oh
Why, where, and how
Show me the road back home, back home

The pain blew in like a hurricane
Stranger in this town bearing your name
Trapped in the silence with my memories
It's cutting me deep and its tellin' me

All this time
You never ever sympathize
All this time
I can't find my way back inside

Going nowhere and I'm headed there fast
And I don't mean maybe
The light is getting low and my touch is growing cold
Oh, just hold me baby

Tell me where am I now, oh
Why, where, and how
Show me the road back home, oh yeah
Tell me where am I now, oh
Why, where, and how
Show me the road back home, back home

Guitar Solo

What you give is what you get
But you drew the line on me, baby
Tears falling free but you can't see, child
I'm just a touch away, baby

Tell me where am I now, oh
Why, where, and how
Show me the road back home, oh yeah
Tell me where am I now, oh
Why, where, and how
Show me the road back home, back home

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Way Beyond Empty

If I could, I surely would
Child, ease your pain
But if I could no longer
Would you still know my name?

If I couldn't drain the tears
That pour from these eyes
Would you turn your back on me
Would you wave goodbye?

Chorus
Or leave me way beyond empty inside
Awaiting my last day to arrive
Way beyond empty inside
Awaiting my end to arrive

If I couldn't be the shoulder
Which your head would rest upon
Would you still be waiting
Or would you be gone?
If I couldn't keep the smile
Forever on your face
Would I still be around
Or would I be replaced?

(Yeah)
Way beyond empty inside
Awaiting my last day to arrive (yeah)
Way beyond empty inside
Awaiting my end to arrive

Guitar Solo

(And) Would you promise me
Things, they'd never change
Could you promise me
That things, they'd stay the same?

If I couldn't clear the clouds
From over your head
Would you keep your word to me
Amongst all the things you said?

Or leave me way beyond empty inside
Awaiting my last day to arrive, yeah
Way beyond empty inside, oh oh
Awaiting my last day to arrive
Oh yeah child!

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Throwin' It All Away

You couldn't feel the sunlight upon your face
Your little world, a little out of place
You couldn't hear the ocean, you couldn't hear the waves
I know you meant to come back, I know you meant to stay

All you touched
All you know
All you loved - yeah
You're just throwin' it all away
No you didn't care to see the light of day
You're just throwin' it all away
Like the sand upon the shores
Your crashing waves, came took you away

Well I can see your smile, can you see my tears?
I reach to hold you, but you ain't there
You left a hole so big, Lord, beyond repair
I'll try to find forgiveness in takin' what we'll never share

All you touched
All you know
All you loved
You just left me with nothing to say
You're just throwin' it all away
No you didn't care to see the light of day
You're just throwin' it all away
Like the sand upon the shores
Your crashing waves, came took you away

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What You're Lookin' For

We were friends
Yet never all that close
Two different people, lord
I guess, yeah, I suppose
Well I could see by the lines on your face
So much on your mind
Searchin' for someone, anyone, something to treat you kind, oh yeah

Chorus
I hope you found what you were lookin' for
'Cause I haven't seen your face around here no more
When did life become a chore?
When was it that you couldn't take it anymore?
With nothin' above you and nothin' below
Couldn't cure the need for somewhere else to go
I just hope ya found what it was,
what it was you were lookin' for

Sweep all your fears
Beneath the rug there on the floor
Shed a new skin
No longer insecure
Your livin' harder, yeah
Harder than you know
Tell me - how fast can ya burn?
And how far can ya go?

I hope you found what you were lookin' for
'Cause I haven't seen your face around here no more
When did life become a chore?
When was it that you couldn't take it anymore?
With nothin' above you and nothin' below
Couldn't cure the need for somewhere else to go
I just hope ya found what it was,
what it was you were lookin' for

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Dead As Yesterday

It'll leave you with nothin' to say
Lost without a way
Ain't it funny, child,
Love sometimes leaves you as dead as yesterday
Hoping to hold a handful of sunshine
Like a child told it cannot play
Never ever figured, Lord, love would leave me feeling
As dead as yesterday

Oh Lord, could you help me find some shelter?
Oh Lord, could you help me find some shelter?
Oh Lord, could you help me find some shelter?
Oh Lord, could you help me find some shelter, yeah

It'll leave you feeling hollow and helpless
And there is where you'll stay
Ain't it funny, child, love sometimes leaves you
As dead as yesterday
As dead as yesterday
As dead as yesterday


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Too Numb To Cry

I see you across the room
Search for some happiness, ain't anytime soon
Turmoil has turned you inside
Sift through your pages of miracles you wish to find

Chorus
When you're too numb to cry
And you're just left wondering "why?"
When you're too numb to cry
And you're just left wondering "why?"

To change in the blink of an eye
If you could you surely would wave yourself good-bye
I try and I try and I try
Got a hold on your suffering
Peace in which you don't wish to buy

When you're too numb to cry
And you're just left wondering "why?"
When you're too numb to cry
And you're just left wondering "why?"
why?
why?

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The Things You Do

Color my world all black & blue
The hell you dish out,
Comes back three-fold to you
Inside your riddled rotten core
I hope you get what you deserve
Worse, and even more
even more, even more

Chorus
How could you do the things you do?
You make Satan look like Christ, I swear its true
How could you do the things you do?
How could you do, the things you do?

The Rolling Stones once sang a tune
Singing words of sympathy
Yet none were sung for you
If the lord of darkness seen you comin' his way
He'd get on his knees and look to Jesus
and start to pray

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1,000,000 Miles Away

Sailing across my ocean
I'm sailing across my sea
I fill it up with hope, Lord
I drown in empty misery

Sailin' across my heaven
I'm sailing across my star
Until I find the voice I've been hearing in my head
Forever couldn't be too far
Forever couldn't be too far,yeah

Oh it couldn't be to far
Oh it couldn't be to far

The cold wind blows
Like a leaf on a tree
I can feel myself fallin, lord
I need your guiding hand to catch me
When you hear yourself this song
I hope it brings yourself a smile
The times we had we thought would last forever
But forever only lasts a little while
Forever only lasts a little while, yeah

Oh, just a little while
Oh, just a little while

Loneliness, my friend
I think about you every day, yeah
As I sail into, into the light, oh yeah
Lord, a million miles away, oh yeah
A million miles away

Loneliness, my friend
I think about you every day, yeah
As I sail, sail, Lord, into the light, oh yeah
Lord, a million miles away, oh yeah
A million miles away
A million miles away

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I Thank You Child

All for you,
Everlasting love forever, skies of blue
All in your heart,
Never ending, just a means for start

Chorus
Comfort in your eyes
For the warmth inside your smile
Faith's done gone astray
It was you who made living all worth the while
I thank you my child
It was you who made living all worth the while
I thank you my child

With the touch of your hand
Amidst confusion I can see enough to understand
All my fears repressed
Oh lovin' you, child, it's the best

Chorus

You're all & everything to me
Til the end of time, you know you'll always be
Ain't no second guess
Oh you put my worried soul to rest

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Evil Ways


Sittin' sippin' sorrow
It's gone straight to my head
I say the pain shall come and it shall go
a friend once said

You ain't livin' for no God, no
You be livin' for the dollar sign
I say a frown upon your maker's face
you shall find

So, oh, so much wrong
You have tried, oh yeah
I waited far, lord, far too long, yeah

Chorus:
Talking about your Evil Ways
And the pen that wrote this song
I'm talking about your Evil Ways
And the pen that wrote this song

Wanting to know nothing
Living through a child's eyes
A smile comes upon your face
as I break and cry

Well, nothing seems to matter
In the end what are you doin' it for?
To see the trail of twisted broken souls
across the floor

So, oh, so much wrong, yeah
You've done tried, oh yeah
I waited far, Lord, I waited far too long, yeah

Chorus

*Guitar Solo*

Ooooh, so much wrong, child
You've done tried, oh yeah
I waited far, Lord, I waited far too long, yeah

Chorus

yeah

Chorus

oh yeah

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The Color Green


I recall when you once said
"Here's to the
both of us
And all that lies ahead."
I take it your tongue,
It just got twisted,
Or maybe it got tired,
Or maybe your memory waved goodbye.

When your so-called friends forget your name
When your so-called friends, they aint the same
When your so-called friends, they've lost thier way
And they aint what they was just the other day, hey
Shoulda listened to what my folks, they had to say
Just like a dog that's turned on you,
Ain't it funny what the color green will make some people do?

How I couldn't see thru your thin disguise,
Lord only knows, in the end, such a fool was I
Happy-go-lucky thats what I was, and what I hope to be
But I feel that I've lost that side of me

When your so-called friends forget your name
When your so-called friends they aint the same
When your so-called friends they've lost thier way
And they aint what they was just the other day, hey
Shoulda listened to what my folks, they had to say
Just like a dog that's turned on you,
Ain't it funny what the color green will make some people do?

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Peddlers Of Death (Acoustic Version)

Come, Take My Hand
Let Us Walk For A While
Your burden of pain
Replaced with a smile
Never So Far, Only So Close
As you melt in your false cradle alone

Chorus:
For The Peddlers Of Death
Always Come Calling One More Time
Bearing promises of feeling fine

Chorus repeat

So called friends
are running loose
Draining you whole
'Til you're of no use
Letting go of things you need most
Son,
Early Wish
Early grave
Early ghost

Chorus repeat 4x

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