Who Sang The Righteous Will Fall? House of Freaks

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Release information
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/Country Rock/Pop Rock/Indie Rock/Folk Rock/Power Pop
length: 3:09
Lyrics

I wrote the writing on the wall
I wrote the book of the seven seas
I forged the chains that shackled you
I made the meek get down on their knees

Oh I stood up high on this lonely mountaintop
Speaking tongues like I was only talking shop
My words of gold were carved in stone

I grabbed the serpent by his neck
I made the sky spit fire and rain
Part the waters with mine own hands
I owned your souls and I owned brains

Oh I unafraid in the valley of my death
Took my ribs and tore them from my chest
My words of gold were carved in stone

But in the dead of night
When everything is quiet
There's a blast of lightning
And the righteous will fall
In the fading light
Of my deluded mind
There's a light in the darkness
And the righteous will fall
Everybody wants the righteous to fall

I was there at the dawn of time
I drowned the pharaohs in the sea
I seized the mighty ax of power
'Til nothing on earth could hinder me

Oh I, all alone with this cross upon my back
The perfect light of illusion turned to black
My words of gold in crumbled stone

But in the dead of night
When everything is quiet
There's a blast of lightning
And the righteous will fall
In the fading light
Of my deluded mind
There's a fight in the darkness
And the righteous will fall
You were waiting for the righteous to fall
Everybody wants the righteous to fall


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 When the Hammer Came Down
  • 2 The Righteous Will Fall
  • 3 White Folk's Blood
  • 4 Birds of Prey
  • 5 King of Kings
  • 6 Family Tree
  • 7 Sun Gone Down
  • 8 Kill the Mockingbird
  • 9 Broken Bones
  • 10 I Want Answers
  • 11 Big Houses
  • 12 The World of Tomorrow

  • Release information
    label: Rhino
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 081227084622
    script: Latin