Strong Words For Strong People

by CHANT

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released October 8, 2010

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CHANT Austin, Texas

CHANT: the tribal apocalyptic drum project created by Bradley Bills of Austin, TX. A decade of touring w iconic bands: Thrill Kill Kult, Lords of Acid, Die Krupps & KMFDM - collaborating with Pigface, Evil Mothers and Angelspit - CHANT is one of the premier Industrial Rock bands of this past decade!

Get the new record & catch KMFDM/CHANT on tour Summer 2015: DATES: www.chantproject.com/shows
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Track Name: Hope
I had the needle to my arm – but I pulled it away
I never wanted you to try – I only wanted you to stay
When things got worse – and I started to fall
It was so hard to face the truth that you never knew me at all

I should have held my tongue – but I said it anyway
Now all the things you know – are going to make us pay
Nine times out of ten I tell myself "if I could quit - It'd be ok"
And now the love we had, the love that we shared will never be the same – oh no

Oh - I’m a fool – to say - there’s still hope, somehow, some way
I’m a fool – to say - there is no God, cause still I pray...that…

When they come for me, will you die for me
When they come for me, will you die for me
When they come for me, will you die for me
When they come for me, will you die for me

You got me dreaming in red – mad crazed bizarre
A blood soaked vision of where we fell and of who we are
And I die in my dreams – almost every night
You know one false martyr is never enough so I guess we’ll be alright

I’m a fool – to say - there’s still hope, somehow, some way
I’m a fool – to say – there is no God, cause still I pray... that...

When they come for me, will you die for me
When they come for me, will you die for me
When they come for me, will you die for me
When they come for me, will you die for me

I had the needle to my arm – but I pulled it away
I never wanted you to try – I only wanted you to stay
It's days like these I come undone from the lies we live and the wars we won
And there's nothing left to do now - but go away...

I’m a fool – to say - there’s still hope, somehow, some way
I’m a fool – to say - there’s no God, cause I still pray...
That you'll come back to me one day...

When they come for me, will you die for me
Track Name: Empty
I’m all alone – all alone in this empty room
She’s full of life – full of life in this empty tomb
Got to get away – yeah – keep running away from these empty fools
With empty hearts and empty souls in this empty nation with empty rules

The future’s a lie – it doesn’t exist – and the past is nothing but a memory
This moment is the only thing – that matters now – that will ever be
I was never enough – I was never enough – I was never enough for your empty view
You fell in love with an empty dream when I fell for you

I never lied
I was never fake
Because an empty heart
Can never break   

So take this empty gun
To my empty head
Hear the empty chamber ring out loud
Until every voice is dead
Track Name: Revolt
Today's the day for a revolution - got my hands on a future that is slipping away
Today's the day for a revolution - revolt against my self - it's the only way
It's not enough that they try to define me - try to make me something I can never be
I tell myself "kill the role inside me that's tearing down a path that won't set me free"

Revolt

Today's the day for a revolution - there's no escape - you're all coming with me
Today's the day for a revolution - got my eyes on the focus of the enemy
Now's the time for a new religion - the idol in your mirror is destined to fade
Tell yourself - save the hope inside you - fucking up the system that makes you a slave

Revolt

Revolt the God that makes you hate
Revolt the Lie you can never fake
Revolt the Love that never came to be
And the tyrant screams with blood on his hands:
"Kill all of those who fear my demands"
Well alone alone I'll make my stand
Not even Death is going to stop me

Today's the Day

Revolt
Track Name: Need
Know thy weapon
Know thy enemy
Love my creation that gets me what I need
Move into your head
and set your world on fire
I'll make you love me as I destroy what you desire

And I need - I need you
Just say you want me - say you want me, too

Unravel secrets
Uncover lies
Unclench the fist that holds the dagger in my side
In the blood stained streets
I’ll end your rise to power
I'm creeping up on you - getting closer every hour

And I need - I need you
Just say you want me  - say you want me, too

One man's killer is another man's friend
It's the way of things - it will never end

So I need - I need you
Just say you want me - say you want me too
And I need - I need you
Just say you want me - you want me too

One man's killer is another man's friend
It's the way of things - it will never end
Track Name: Inject
Words turned around
We pushed each other down
Rejected, neglected
It ends without a sound
Nothing left to say
Seems no other way
Erected, perfected
This wall is here to stay

Still not satisfied
Safe behind the lines
Selected, ejected
I choose to step outside
But survival is a chore
It creates another war
Detested molested
Abused until you're sore
Infected infected
Abused until you're pure

The love you couldn't show
The truth you couldn't know
Tore apart the insides of
A life you couldn't own
Teaching into me
Determined to be free
Resurrected - I injected
a cure you couldn't see
Injected injected
It's all inside of me

Injected injected
Don't stop until you're sure
Injected, injected
Always room for more
Injected injected
Give me something pure
Injected injected
Always room for more
Injected, injected
Injected, injected
Track Name: Everything
I know it sounds cold – but they finally convinced me
I know it sounds cold – but it’s not that hard to see
I brought it on myself – I brought you this misery
So take it all for you – leave nothing for me

It’s everything you wanted – it’s everything around you
It’s everything the world had commissioned to sell
It’s all you ever wanted – It’s all you ever dreamed of
This heavenly seduction in the ashes of Hell

So take it all from me – cuz’ I can write another one
Yeah take it all from me – so you’ll have something to sell
It’s all you ever wanted – It’s all you ever dreamed of
This heavenly seduction in the ashes of Hell

I know it sounds cruel – but they finally convinced me
I know it sounds sick – but it’s not that hard to lie
You brought it on yourself – your false sense of certainty
So get out there and kill me - you'll make more if I die

It’s everything you wanted – it’s everything around you
It’s everything you feel but don't know how to say
It’s all you ever wanted – It’s all you ever dreamed of
A path laid before you since you can't find your way

So take it all from me – cuz’ I can write another one
Yeah take it all from me – so you’ll have something to sell
It’s all you ever wanted – It’s all you ever dreamed of
This heavenly seduction in the ashes of Hell

You can take everything - You can take everything from me
You can take everything - You can take everything from me
Just to be free

So pluck out my soul and fill me up with shit
And put me on a store shelf and say you made it
It’s all in the truth – it’s all in my heart
It’s all in the hope you can never tear apart

So take it all from me – cuz’ I can write another one
Yeah take it all from me – so you’ll have something to sell
It’s all you ever wanted – It’s all you ever dreamed of
This heavenly seduction in the ashes of Hell

So take it all from me – cuz’ I can write another one
Yeah take it all from me – so you’ll have something to sell
It’s all you ever wanted – It’s all you ever dreamed of
This heavenly seduction in the ashes of Hell
Track Name: Blood + Peace
One more chance to dive right in and swim where the danger lurks
One more war to make things right - anything to make it work
Cutting and scraping through flesh and bone to stop the heart that beats deep in me
Now that you've left me all alone my wounds can finally bleed

And I’ve got blood on my hands - got this blood on my hands - And it won’t wash away
I’ve got blood on my hands - got blood on my hands - And it’s here to stay

You've got me backed in the corner now there's nothing I can do
I can try to pretend that I’m never going to lose my faith in you
Desperate - there's no way out - this vicious tongue unfurls
I'd lay down my life for a moment of peace in this world

And I’ve got blood on my hands - got blood on my hands - And it won’t wash away
I’ve got blood on my hands - got blood on my hands - And it’s here to stay
I’ve got blood on my hands - I’ve got blood on my hands - And it won’t wash away
I’ve got blood on my hands - I’ve got blood on my hands - And it’s here to stay

When all of the world has washed away
I'll still look for you beneath the gray
While the image of your scars will never fade
They're proof that you survived your yesterday

I feel the blood running through my hands
And I feel the warmth just beneath my skin
You said afterwards that we'd stay friends
If only I could find peace once again
But I've got blood on my hands again

I've got blood on my hands again
You draw Blood - I bleed Peace - we make amends
I've got blood on my hands I've got blood on my hands again
You draw Blood - I bleed Peace - we make amends
We both knew how this would end

You bled our love away
Track Name: Alone
*Instrumental
Track Name: Strong Words For Strong People
Strong words are needed in this life
Strong words - they circle through my mind
It's our chance to say them - say them one more time
Strong words are needed in this life

You could have saved me - I know you tried
You could have told me - but you couldn't decide
Your golden lips - gave nothing to me
To find love in words is what I need

I could have changed things - God knows I tried
But ash covered clipped wings - can never fly
Their solemn vows - meant nothing to me
To find truth in words that scold me is what I seek

Strong words are needed in this life
Strong words - they circle through my mind
It's our chance to say them - say them one more time
Strong words are needed in this life

The end comes to take us - it's a matter of time
With each passing moment - left far behind
When final words - are never enough
I'll wish you peace my enemy - I'll wish you love

Strong words are needed in this life
Strong words are weapons in my mind
It's our chance to say them - say them one more time
Strong words are needed in this life

Strong words are needed in this life - And you swore that you'd never tell me
Strong words are needed in this life - And you swore that you'd never say goodbye