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Artist(s): Tamplin

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Dancing on a Volcano

length: 4:19
I've learned to mistrust the obvious, you know, I've seen the golden rule,
The almighty dollar says "In God We Trust",
but who has the gold makes the rules,
It's a race for glory that knows no shame;
it'll drive a man to his knees,
Building names on the ruins of another's fame
in a world that wants to be deceived.
Now we're standing in a war zone,
See the pride of power like we've never known,
Dancing on a volcano
while hearts are waxing so cold.

Standing in a war zone.

Great illusion, mass confusion
while contending for the faith,
On the seat of desolation
is the spirit of this age,
Goal to chain a human soul
as they're waiting for the curtain call,
Yeah, their cries are heard around the world:
And justice for all.

Now we're standing in a war zone,
See the pride of power like we've never known,
Dancing on a volcano,
Ain't no surrender when it's said and done,
Standing in a war zone,
From the throne of action there's nowhere to run,
Dancing on a volcano,
and the battle rages on and on.
Standing in a war zone,
We're on a volcano.

Standing in the war zone,
The pride of power we've never known,
Dancing on a volcano,
No surrender, it's said and done.
We're standing,
Yeah, we're standing,
Standing in a war, war zone,
We're dancing,
Oh, we're dancing on a volcano.

Yeah, we're standing in a war zone,
See the pride of power like we've never known,
Dancing on a volcano,
Ain't no surrender when it's said and done,
Standing in a war zone,
From the throne of action there's nowhere to run,
Dancing on a volcano,
and the battle rages on and on.

Standing in a war zone,
On a volcano,
Standing in a war zone.

You know we're standing in a war zone.

Slave Trade

length: 4:15
Standing guilty of a naked crime,
got your fingers in everybody's pie,
Creature comforts for the living dead
with hearts intoxicated,
Souls for sale, yeah, these guns for hire,
Jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire,
Well, let me make one thing perfectly clear: well, the winner takes nothing, and the buck stops here.

Lightning strikes,
Shake them down,
No way in and no way out,
Every dogs got his day,
It's a matter of time before he's gonna pay.

Caught up in a slave trade,
Slave trader's got them again,
Got them in a slave trade,
No, they can't escape your web.

Grasping at those shadows,
In this paradise of fools
you're gonna pay through the nose,
When time's the most precious thing
a man can spend

and a bankrupt life finally meets it's end,
It's the law of the jungle; it's take or be took,
Better get yours quick, by hook or by crook,
Well, the piper's calling, pay the devil his dues,
He's gonna make you an offer
that you can't refuse.
Lightning strikes,
Shake them down,
No way in and no way out,
Every dog's got his day,
It's a matter of time before he's gonna pay.

Caught up in a slave trade,
Slave trader's got them again,
Got them in a slave trade,
No, they can't escape your web,
Caught up in a slave trade,
Slave trader's got them again,
Got them in a slave trade,
No, they can't escape your web.
Left, left, left, right, left,
Left, left, left, right, left, (trader's coming, slave trader's coming)
Left, left, left, right, left, (trader's coming, trader's coming)
Left, left, left, right, left. (trader's coming, slave trader's coming)

Caught up in a slave trade,
Slave trader's got them again,
Got them in a slave trade,
No, they can't escape your web,
Caught up in a slave trade,
Slave trader's got ‘em again,
Got ‘em in a slave trade,
No, they can't escape your web.

Slave trade,
Slave trader's got them again,
Slave trade,
Can't escape your web,

Testify

length: 5:28
I don't care about the public stare,
gonna burn it all across the sky,
Ain't throwing my soul
to the wishing well;
I'm a man that ain't got a price,
Don't wanna be crushed by the winepress of passion; I'm staring through the looking glass,
When greed and l*** go and seem the fashion,
well, they finally will have met their match.
Well, it's time to get up, time to get out,
If there ain't no cross,
you know there ain't no crown,
Well, I'm saying it clear, saying it loud,
You know I'm gonna strike them down.

Yeah, wanna testify, whoa,
Gonna testify,
Climb that ladder to the sky,
I wanna testify, whoa,
Gonna testify, whoa.

Getting right down to the real nitty gritty,
the soul that's gonna be claimed,
I was seeing the queen,
yeah, of all my sin;
she held a candle to my shame,
Now I'm taking fate by the throat,
it's time for the last little mystery,
Wearing the chains that I forged in life
on that highway to eternity.
Well, it's time to get up, time to get out,
If there ain't no cross,
you know there ain't no crown,
Well, I'm saying it clear, saying it loud,
You know I'm gonna strike them down.
Yeah, I'm gonna testify, whoa,
Gonna testify,
Climb that ladder to the sky,
Gonna testify, whoa,
Gonna testify, whoa.

Come on and testify, whoa,
Gotta testify,
Climb that ladder to the sky,
Gonna testify, whoa,
Gotta testify,
Come on and testify, whoa,
Gotta testify,
Climb that ladder to the sky,
Gonna testify, whoa,
Gotta testify,

Mystery Train

length: 4:25
Destination is a revelation,
Out of the station by the skin of our teeth,
The hammer's fallen, the conductor's calling,
No more stalling, moving ahead full steam,
All aboard, have we all been warned?
And if we ignore, we're d***ed from here to eternity,
So come on, on the quest, on the mystery express,
Better clear the aisles, grab a seat and your tickets please.
Come on take a ride, come on and take a ride,
Come take a ride on the mystery train,
Oh, the chariot of fire, in that final hour,
won't you take us from this world's slow stain?

And, oh, you know short lived ulterior loco-motives,
Like it or not, I cannot change that train of thought, no,
Yeah, this baby's burning, screaming down the track,
No, there ain't no turning; it ain't ever coming back,
Now's the time and the place,
It ain't a crime to want to leave this rat race,
Whistle's blown " can you hear the sound?
Soon we'll be gone, blowing out of this c-c-c-crazy town.
Come on take a ride, come on and take a ride,
Come take a ride on the mystery train,
Oh, the chariot of fire, in that final hour,
Won't you take us from this world's slow stain?
Come on take a ride, come on and take a ride,
Come take a ride on the mystery train.

Mystery train.

Come on take a ride, come on and take a ride,
Come take a ride on the mystery train,
Oh, the chariot of fire, in that final hour,
Won't you take us from this world's slow stain?
Come on take a ride, come on and take a ride,
Come take a ride on the mystery train,
Oh, chariot of fire, enter the land of heart's desire,
Far away from that lady of pain,
Come on take a ride, come on and take a ride,
Come take a ride on the mystery train,
Oh, the chariot of fire, in that final hour,
Won't you take us from this world's slow stain?
Come on take a ride, come on and take a ride,
Come take a ride on the mystery train,
Oh, chariot of fire, enter the land of heart's desire,
Far away from that lady of pain.

Don't Let The Sky Fall on Me

length: 6:23
Living on the outskirts of hope I see the evil men do,
Surrounded by unfaithful angels beating souls black and blue,
As the trees whisper an answer to the question of the wind,
We're condemned to killing time, so we die bit by bit,
There ain't no recipes for living beneath the maker's rage,
What the great score-keeper's marking up against our names.
You know I've been searching all the days of my youth in hopes to one day meet the face of truth,
I've seen crooked men walk a crooked mile, yet I've resisted the devil's daughter of desire.

So don't let the sky fall on me,
Is this the dark before the dawn?
Oh, Heaven's eye, have mercy to find my place in the Son.

Somewhere between the cradle and the grave, where the strange crossroads lie,
Oh, is the queen of pleasure, king of pain who makes the punishment fit the crime,
Oh, grizzly gang with your wicked will, do your worst and I'll do my best,
All you guardians of the faith, about time to put it to the test,
Well, I heard the old man say it'll all soon pass away,
God shed his grace on thee as I meet with destiny.
You know that I'm never gonna pass this way again,
And my flesh into the dust, it will descend,
Just one more thing I heard the old men had said: Don't be fooled, you know there really are no dead.

So don't let the sky fall on me,
Is this the dark before the dawn?
Oh, Heaven's eye, have mercy to find my place in the Son,
No, don't let the sky fall on me in this ghetto painted gold,
Is paradise so far away, oh, captain of my soul?
Don't let the sky fall on me,
Is this the dark before the dawn?
Oh, Heaven's eye, have mercy to find my place in the Son,
No, don't let the sky fall on me in this ghetto painted gold,
Is paradise so far away, oh, captain of my soul?
No, don't let the sky fall on me,
Is this the dark before the dawn?
Oh, Heaven's eye, have mercy to find my place in the Son.
Don't let the sky fall on me in this ghetto painted gold,
Is paradise so far away, oh, captain of my soul?

In The Lap Of Legends

length: 4:25
Of Morrison, Elvis and Lennon
stands the shadow of their name,
Mercury, Joplin and Mr. Nelson
all heroes of fallen fame,
We'll, there's Marley, Croce, Holley, Mamma Cass,
oh, Carpenter, Vallens and Gaye,
Mr. Gibb, Bon Scott, Lynott and Marriot,
you know they all took the midnight train.
They were shot down with the bullets of time,
Yeah, phantoms forever young,
They couldn't slow down,
Well, maybe they knew,
Yeah, was this the thing they were born to do?

In the lap of legends, monuments of man,
it's the state of the arts,
With a jaded vision, get it while you can
on the crossway to the stars.

Robert Johnson, Rhodes and Hendrix,
yeah, they're making all the noise,
With Stevie Ray Vaughn and Duane Allmond,
You know we lost those Skynard boys,
Well, there's Bonham, Wilson and Buddy Rich
and, no, we can't forget Keith Moon,
Well, their names are written in the wind,
struck with an immortal wound.
They were shot down with the bullets of time,
Yeah, phantoms forever young,
They couldn't slow down,
When it's said and done
Heaven waits for another immortal song.
In the lap of legends, monuments of man,
it's the state of the arts,
With a jaded vision, get it while you can
on the crossway to the stars,
In the lap of legends, monuments of man,
it's the state of the arts,
With a jaded vision, get it while you can
on the crossway to the stars.

In the lap of legends, monuments of man,
it's the state of the arts,
With a jaded vision, get it while you can
on the crossway to the stars,
In the lap of legends, monuments of man,
it's the state of the arts,
With a jaded vision, get it while you can
on the crossway to the stars.

When The Clock Runs Down

length: 5:22
When nightmare turns reality,
Notorious calamity,
Chernobyl chills and oils spills,
Hey, where's purple mountain majesty?
Chlorine sky showers darkened air,
Our fate hangs on a razors edge,
Mother nature sheds a tear.

Living in a state of illusion on this ball of confusion, heading for a hurricane of trouble,
That hour the east was taken is the day the world was shaken, and now we're all in the waiting room.

When the clock runs down on this family of man there's no hiding place for tomorrow,
As we fool around we're trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored. (clock runs down)

Man's quest for knowledge is a strange affair â€" from know-how to nowhere,
While the fabric of life's hanging by a thread cannibals of wealth are closing years end.

To unborn generations the torch is passed along,
Will they someday wake up and say, Where have all the flowers gone?
Conflict of conviction,
Gotta make some decisions right now while the die is cast,
Mr. Sludge, our corporate cousin has the disease of not listening,
Time to pay our debt to the past.

When the clock runs down on this family of man there's no hiding place for tomorrow,
As we fool around we're trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored,
When the clock runs down on this family of man there's no hiding place for tomorrow,
As the world turns around we're trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored. (clock runs down)
Clock runs down, it's gonna run down,
Clock's gonna run down, it's gonna run down,
Whatcha gonna do when the clock runs down?
Turning down,
Whatcha gonna do when the clock runs down?
Where’re you left to go when the clock runs down?

When the clock runs down on this family of man there's no hiding place for tomorrow,
As we fool around we're trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored,
When the clock runs down on this family of man there's no hiding place for tomorrow,
As the world turns around we're trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored,
When the clock runs down on this family of man there's no hiding place for tomorrow,
As we fool around we're trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored,
When the clock runs down on this family of man there's no hiding place for tomorrow,
As the world turns around we're trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.

Get Out Of My Sun

length: 4:32
City slickers, gold diggers know no right or wrong,
Cashbox hearts who'd sell their souls for a song,
Fame-struck madness, hitch your wagon to a star,
In search for treasure island, stealing other's thunder.
Said, Hey, get out of my sun,
go bang a different drum,
Said, Hey, get out of my sun.

Pack of wolves bites the hands that feeds them, flattery of foolers,
Give them an inch they're gonna make themselves a ruler,
Ain't no dreams for sale,
I don't know what you might have heard,
Gonna read the facts of life:
we all get what we deserve,
They all want glory, no-one wants to pay the price,
Yet there ain't nothing given so freely as advice,
Through blood, sweat and tears is how I made my claim to fame, not standing in the shadows
of another person's name.

Said, Hey, get out of my sun, go bang a different drum,
Said, Hey, get out of my sun, I'm paid until time is done.

Out of my sun, (you better get out)
Out of my sun, (you better get out)
Out of my sun, (you better get out)
Out of my sun, (he, he, he, he)
Out of my sun, (you better get out)
Out of my sun, (you better get out)
Out of my sun, (you better get out)
Out of my sun. (you better get out)
Said, Hey, get out of my sun, go bang a different drum,
Said, Hey, get out of my sun, I'm paid until time is done,
Said, Hey, get out of my sun, go bang a different drum,
Said, Hey, get out of my sun.

All The King's Horses

length: 5:31
Napoleon took his shot, gave h***** the thought but, oh, they failed,
Charlemagne thought he should,
You know Constantine, he did the best he could.
Oh, mistress of the seas, villains of time,
Madmen and lords of mankind,
Ten nation federation ripened for the hour,
Trojan horse, ready to devour.

All the king's horsemen couldn't bring it back together again,
But the time has come when the pieces fit the puzzle, one by one.

Now the Spanish Armada, Bismarck thought he ought to try again,
One will soon arise, sway masses with his lies of peace at hand.

United we stand, divided we fall,
Give me liberty, oh, or let me die,
For this land of the free and home of the brave,
For all those souls that wrote their honor across the sky.
All the king's horsemen
couldn't bring it back together again,
Now the time has come
when the pieces fit the puzzle, one by one,
All the king's horsemen
couldn't bring it back together again,
Now the time has come
when the pieces fit the puzzle, one by one.

King's horses.
United we stand, divided we fall,
Give me liberty or let me die,
For this land of the free and home of the brave,
For all those souls that wrote
their honor across the sky.

All the king's horsemen couldn't bring
it back together again,
Now the time has come
when the pieces fit the puzzle, one by one,
All the king's horsemen couldn't bring
it back together again,
Now the time has come
when the pieces fit the puzzle, one by one.

Movers and Shakers

length: 4:51
Victory shifts from man to man among those pros and cons,
Gonna justify the means by the end,
Bloodthirsty, cutthroat dogs,
Yachts, planes and street rods in a city for sale,
Worshiping those little tin gods with hearts as hard as nails.
As hard as nails.

Whoa, come on, come on, come on,
When are you gonna lasso the world?
This seducing isle of time's got us spinning in a whirl,
We're stepping on the moon while leaning against the sun,
It's modern man, you know, just searching for a soul,
Success at any price.

We got movers and shakers,
Users and takers,
Mover and shakers,
You know they're all reaching for the stars.

It's sink or swim for the sake of trade, with hocus pocus spells,
Visualize your way to the top and live in big peppermint hotels
No one dares tell the tale when it's all said and done,
What is at the end of that trail, and who has really won?
Who's has really won?

Oh, come on, come on, come on,
When are you gonna lasso the world?
Seducing isle of time's got us spinning in a whirl,
We're stepping on the moon while leaning against the sun,
It's modern man, you know, just searching for a soul,
Success at any price.

We got movers and shakers,
Users and takers,
Mover and shakers,
Climbing ambitions golden ladder.
Oh, come on, come on, come on,
When are you gonna lasso the world?
Seducing isle of times got us spinning in a whirl,
We're stepping on the moon while leaning against the sun,
It's modern man, you know, just searching for a soul,
Success at any price.

We got movers and shakers,
Users and takers,
Mover and shakers,
Users and takers,
Mover and shakers,
Users and takers,
Mover and shakers,
Users and takers,
Mover and shakers,
Users and takers,

Suspicious Eyes

length: 4:20
Is it certain madness that breeds the shame?
Is pleasure just the intermission of pain?
They say the eyes are the mirror to the soul,
We'll shake the secrets from the deepest bones.
Ignorant bliss in the muck and mire,
We're driving down Stupidity Street in a streetcar named Desire,
Its bitter truth in a cauldron of lies,
Guilty of a single crime, now you've got those

Suspicious,
Girl, you've got those suspicious eyes,
So vicious when you're caught up in all the lies.

Whispers of passion, shades of devotion,
All washed up on the shores of emotion,
You want both to eat and to keep your cake,
Well, that's a nightmare I'm trying to wake.

Where to end and where to start?
Another's calling above the skies of the heart,
I've searched over where fire turned to cold,
To escapes the invincible waking world,
You've got those
Suspicious,
Now you've got those suspicious eyes,
So vicious when you're caught up in all the lies,
Suspicious,
Now you've got those suspicious eyes,
Malicious,
Change the heart now, it's do or die.

Well, it's the same old story: fight for love and glory,
d***ed if you do and d***ed if you don't,
No stopping the heart from breaking,
Ain't no mistaking,
Are we driven by invisible blues, with those
Suspicious,
Now you've got those suspicious eyes, So vicious when you're caught up in all the lies,
Suspicious,
Now you've got those suspicious eyes,
Malicious,
Change the heart now, it's do or die.

Yeah, in this charade and this masquerade there's just twilight fantasies,
Within this naked soul, well, my blood cold every little time I see you.

Suspicious,
Now you've got those suspicious eyes,
So vicious when you're caught up in all the lies,
Suspicious,
Now you've got those suspicious eyes,
Malicious,
Change the heart now, it's do or die.