Testament - The Ballad Lyrics

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
I intent now to make my own rules
Dagger's edge cut the life, I've been down that road
Too many times
What's to fear. fear no more,
Show my conscience what fear's for
Now I know this is so real
What's done is done so do as you will!

I'm keeping alive! Go on, no don't look back
Just realise where you've gone.
Where are you going to, no life's not done wit you
You've only just begun, to live your life, for you...
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


  • Credits
    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 : 68 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