Black Label Society - "Stronger Than Death" - Lyrics
Stronger Than Death {buy}
Released: April 18th, 2000
Label: Spitfire Records

Credits: Zakk Wylde - Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Piano
Phil "Philth" Ondich - Drums
Mike Piazza - "Growls Of Doom" on title track
Produced by Zakk Wylde & Lee DeCarlo
Assistant engineer: Sam Storey, Rony Brack
Artwork direction: Zakk Wylde & Philth
Illustrations: Philth

Photography: Sven Issakson


All For You | Phoney Smiles & Fake Hellos | 13 Years of Grief
Rust | Superterrorizer | Counterfeit God | Ain't Life Grand
Just Killing Time | *Bullet Inside Your Head*
Stronger Than Death | Love Reign Down

*JAPANESE BONUS TRACK*


ALL FOR YOU

My neck has been broke in the noose of life's rope
Through My loss of you I have found no hope
Slain emotions, lifeless and blue
Destroying myself now

All for you

Remote recollections of tranquility
Terror grotesquely becoming of me
Unnamable joy when our blood once ran true
Destroying myself now

All for you

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PHONEY SMILES & FAKE HELLOS

You, yeah you, yeah you
You got a cardboard cutout soul
Just a powertripping, mindraping, backstabbing junkie
Thinking your hype is true
You, yeah you, yeah you
Respect ain't a word you know
You're a fabricated lie that doesn't exist
Dropping names wherever you go

(CHORUS)
Life's phoney smiles and fake hellos
The hardcore rush of watching heads roll
I'll dig your grave and kill your lifeless stare
Fuck yourself for all I fucking care

You, yeah you, yeah you
Thinking you know it all
35 years old with a wife and two kids
Still living and your mother's home
You, yeah you, yeah you
A sellout and a social whore
You'd sell your mother's soul just to get ahead
A disease down to the core

Chorus

You, yeah you, yeah you
Still haven't figured what it is you do
Just a no talent nothing with a ten ton ego
Until your 15 minutes are through
You, yeah you, yeah you
A conscience deaf and blind
I'm driving the hearse without remorse
Killing you and your kind

Chorus

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13 YEARS OF GRIEF

You're so fuckin' tough, so motherfuckin' bad
13 years of grief is all your folks ever had
Just an ignorant cunt, talkin' such shit
Tryin to act like a man, you little fuckin' punk kid

(CHORUS)
Yeah
Son, look at you now
Yeah
Son, look at you now

Day of court, day of fear, in walks the judge
Half a year nothing less, no he wouldn't budge
Hand over your belongings and your motherfuckin' soul
That's the joy of life, six months in the hole

Chorus

You wrecked your mother, yeah you beat her down
Jesus can't protect you when you're prison bound
Once so fuckin' tough, so motherfuckin' bad
13 years of grief is all your folks ever had

Chorus

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RUST

Living, fighting, obsessing
Just as long as I can share it all with you
Yesterday, today, tomorrow, come rain, come shine
Hell and back, the beginning in between till' the end of time

(CHORUS)
All that shines turns to rust
All that stands in time turns to dust

As above, so below
But you ain't no fool and honey, I'm damn sure that you know
Yesterday, today, tomorrow, come rain, come shine
Hell and back, the beginning in between till' the end of time

Chorus

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SUPERTERRORIZER

I'm your suicidal doomsday machine
Bestowing my grace on everything
My ill will shall never leave
Embracing until you cannot breathe

Superterrorizer

Crashing, burning, in you I confide
I'll drink and spew all your bloodstained pride
You're just a pinball inside my machine
Until you reach the falls my closing stream

Superterrorizer

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COUNTERFEIT GOD

Can't you see I feel your pain?
I've got Jesus running through my veins
In this hopeless life that's turned on you
Give yourself to me, I'll help you through
I feed off your unanswered fear
When visions of life's end appear
Hand over your will and then you'll see
Now get on your knees and worship me

(CHORUS)
Worship me
On your knees
Worship me

In this world when at it's best
Of never ending hate and death
Abandon all and trust in me
Escaping from reality
My world it has no space or time
The crippled walk and the sick feel fine
Hand over your will and then you'll see
Now get on your knees and worship me

Chorus

Beyond this wall of life unknown
I'll lead you where you need to go
Void of worry, stress and pain
Left with nothing but your name
We've washed your brain and cleansed your soul
'Til nothing's all you need to know
Hand over your will and then you'll see
Now get on your knees and worship me

Chorus

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AIN'T LIFE GRAND

Conceived to kill, living just to die
Hell in a handbasket, why even try
Death on death, makes the world go round
Fitting to live six feet underground

Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah
Ain't nothing else gonna change
The more they do, the more they're the same
Different name familiar face
Not to be taken or replaced

Killing, raping, bridge burning, forsaken
Despising, undermining, betraying, slaying
Give it a hand, ain't life grand?

The world at war, number one
One more time 'cause is was so damn fun
Things were pure, back in the day
You're fucking dreaming old man, it's always been this way

Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah
Ain't nothing else gonna change
The more they do, the more they're the same
Different name familiar face
Not to be taken or replaced

Killing, raping, bridge burning, forsaken
Undermining, despising, betraying, slaying
Give it a hand, ain't life grand?

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JUST KILLING TIME

I sit reflecting
I feel the end has begun
It seems my days now mirror the setting sun
So many places that I have been
This ride that was long seems so short in terms of now and then

For All that has been
And All that is
All that's to be
Lord, I'm just killing time
And time's killing me

Dead man breathing, just taking up space
Calloused and weathered like the lines on one's face
Dead man breathing, my conscience is bare
The lining of my soul is torn yet I no longer care

For All that has been
And All that is
All that's to be
Lord, I'm just killing time
And time's killing me

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BULLET INSIDE YOUR HEAD
--Japanese Bonus Track--

Kicked around, smacked about
Gagged & bound
No more on the down & out
Took my pay, cut me off, had a laugh
Tables are now turning around
Thought it was funny
Just spending my money
Thinking I'm a joke
Yeah, oh yeah
No more doors shut on life & me
Now I refuse to see


Ohh!
I will break you, I'm the bullet that's miles inside your head
The final vision, last word that shall be said
I will break you, I'm the bullet that's miles inside your head

We meet again, how have you been?
Meet my friend
I've come to collect what's mine
Immune to fear, with this gun in hand
The future's clear
All that was is to be realigned
Thought it was funny, spending my money
Thinking I'm a joke
Yeah, Oh Yeah
Life's four walls crashing down
Closing in
Let's let your end begin

Yes I am, yes I am
If you ask me, I'd do it again

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STRONGER THAN DEATH

Hunt me down, seek me out, bring your best
That's how I want it to be
Full of doubt, full of fear, all's unclear
It's over cuz now I can see
Like a tank, seething strength, crushing all
Pulling you under my treads
Lost some years, lost some days, that's O.K.
I piss on what's in my way

(CHORUS)

Your two-faced abusin'
Mindless confusion
Resolution
(I feel I'm breathing my first breath)
Manipulation
Dyin' salvation
You'll never rest
(You can't kill what's stronger than death)

Looked inside, found myself, it was me
Waitin' there at the well
If you're green, you ain't seen, life's a game
Sometimes it's just hard to tell
Gouging eyes, breakin' bones, eatin' flesh
Puts a smile on my face
Crawlin' through glass, eatin' nails, losin' blood
It's all part of findin' your place

Chorus

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LOVE REIGN DOWN

All that you want, and all that you need
Don't bother asking, just come to me
I know I'll see you, I'll see you again
Just keep on talking, listen when you can

Love reign down on me
Love reign down on me
Love reign down on me
Love reign down on me
Oh, Down On Me

It's something you find,yeah, you'll never lose
A feeling so fine now, just thinking of you
Take your time son, take it slow
Sooner or later, you'll get where you gotta go

Love reign down on me
Love reign down on me
Love reign down on me
Love reign down on me
Oh, Down On Me

Looking back on the times we shared
Yeah, you and me
You held me up, you made me high
You're the way life's meant to be

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