Take the Strain Lyrics

Napalm Death


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Shane Thomas Embury
album: Track 9 in album Diatribes
release date: 1995
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Grindcore/Death Metal
length: 4:11

Cover Art

Napalm Death Diatribes cover art
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Take the strain! Can you take it?
Take the strain! Or even fake it?
Take the strain! Aren't we lucky
Take the strain! to be breathing?

Take the strain!
Are you the man in the next bed
Without the tubes, without the life support?
Maybe the man whose pockets weigh you down/

Take the strain! Do you wear strife
Take the strain! like a clown?
Take the strain! Forgiveness
Take the strain! with a frown!

Take the strain!
Are you the animal
That escapes the snares and traps?
Bearing no quarry scars, and the hunter's crown.

We were taught to follow leaders - follow leaders!
Never to challenge the singular pack.
The goals they set slip the grasp - slip our grasp!
Chasing tails without the basic facts.

Choose full pain, violate, make the grade.
Taut wires fray, electro-brain, take the strain!

We were taught to follow leaders - follow leaders!
Never to challenge the singular pack.
The goals they set slip the grasp - slip our grasp!
Chasing tails without the basic facts.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Greed Killing
  • 2 Glimpse Into Genocide
  • 3 Ripe for the Breaking
  • 4 Cursed to Crawl
  • 5 Cold Forgiveness
  • 6 My Own Worst Enemy
  • 7 Just Rewards
  • 8 Dogma
  • 9 Take the Strain
  • 10 Diatribes
  • 11 Placate, Sedate, Eradicate
  • 12 Corrosive Elements