Awake (To a Life of Misery) Song Lyrics

Napalm Death

Napalm Death Utopia Banished cover art
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Thought trained to succeed.
From here on the pain begins.
We're maggots, cast in the sea of struggle
Bait for the big fish.

Crawl, forever crawling,
Faith holds no answers,
Ravenous - they greedily suck away your will to even argue.

A belief in something better,
Downtrodden hopes still linger,
Faces bear the same shallow fear of forgotten prosperity.

Powers change.
The promise of reward,
Thought trained to succeed.
From here on the pain begins.
We're maggots, cast in the sea of struggle
Bait for the big fish.

Crawl, forever crawling,
Faith holds no answers,
Ravenous - they greedily suck away your will to even argue.

A belief in something better,
Downtrodden hopes still linger,
Faces bear the same shallow fear of forgotten prosperity.

Powers change.
The promise of reward,

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Discordance
  • 2 I Abstain
  • 3 Dementia Access
  • 4 Christening of the Blind
  • 5 The World Keeps Turning
  • 6 Idiosyncratic
  • 7 Aryanisms
  • 8 Cause and Effect, Part II
  • 9 Judicial Slime
  • 10 Distorting the Medium
  • 11 Got Time to Kill
  • 12 Upward and Uninterested
  • 13 Exile
  • 14 Awake (To a Life of Misery)
  • 15 Contemptuous
    7" Vinyl 2
  • 1 One and the Same
  • 2 Sick and Tired
  • 3 Malignant Trait
  • 4 Killing With Kindness


  • credits


    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
    writers: Mitchell Harris, Shane Thomas Embury
    album: Track in album Utopia Banished
    release date: 1992-5
    popularity : 45 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Grindcore/Death Metal
    length: 2:05
    producer: Colin Richardson and Napalm Death
    engineer: Colin Richardson
    co engineer: Pete Coleman
    bass guitar: Shane Embury
    guitar: Jesse Pintado and Mitch Harris
    drums: Danny Herrera
    lead vocals: Mark "Barney" Greenway
    composer: Mitch Harris
    lyricist: Shane Embury

    Album Information

    label: Earache Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 5018615105312
    script: Latin