The Ballad Lyrics



publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Alexander Nathan Skolnick, Charles Billy, Eric Stanley Peterson, Greg Christian, Luciano Angelo Clemente
album: Track 8 in album Practice What You Preach
release date: 1989-8-4
popularity : 28 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Thrash/Speed Metal
length: 6:09
lyricist: Chuck Billy, Alex Skolnick
composer: Testament

Album Information

label: Atlantic
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 075678200922
script: Latin

Cover Art

Testament Practice What You Preach cover art


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I'm not one to say
Where my feelings are going when they wither away
I pray to see another day
My heart's feeling like a needle lost in the hay
Restrained to meet again
My friend do you think that we ever will
I know we are free

The games are played with your life on the line
Some lose, you win if you keep on trying
I don't mind doing the time, I'm happier being alive
Now I know the truth is your own most sacred lesson I've ever learned
I know we are free

I've been robbed, I've been fooled


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Practice What You Preach
  • 2 Perilous Nation
  • 3 Envy Life
  • 4 Time Is Coming
  • 5 Blessed in Contempt
  • 6 Greenhouse Effect
  • 7 Sins of Omission
  • 8 The Ballad
  • 9 Nightmare (Coming Back to You)
  • 10 Confusion Fusion