Madball : Hardcore Lives

Hardcore / Etats-Unis
(2014 - Nuclear Blast)
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1. INTRO

(Instrumental)


2. HARDCORE LIVES

1, 2, demonstrate

Young kids in disbelief
Old kids trying to find relief
All kids just trying to eat
Trying to survive, trying to be
Something more than the status quo
So what we're a little radical
A little off keel animals
Give them something, an antidote

Why am I going insane
I got an attitude and some brains
Hard times came our way
The warzone was Avenue A

All walks, all ways of life
We balked, put up a fight
Saw trouble some rolled the dice
Some fell but never gave in right
Who rose up from the depths
The generation they branded X
This generation now brands the next
And we're all still mentally vexed

Sick of your talk, sick of your lies
Sick of it all and ready to fight
We break down walls just to spite
Those that hate when we unite
Rise above, rise above
That we did, we rose above
Some just can't hate enough
We turned the hate into something that we love

1, 2, infiltrate

Who said we're a minor threat
This is religion without the debt
The keepers of the faith you left
There's still a war out here and inside my head


3. THE BALANCE

As I watch the clock
My whole heart starts to drop
Times ticking away
It doesn't stop
On that mission again
Leaving behind what matters the most
The tears cloud my vision
I pretend to be fine but that's a joke
Inside I'm torn to shreds
Before I fly high I numb the head
It's part nerves part excitement part dread
Wish I could tell you
Something different instead

It's bittersweet
I'm off balance
My choice hangs in the balance
I love the feeling
The challenge

But I love them more
Time to punch the clock
The cycle never stops
I'm feeling pressure to please
To appease all sides and me
Don't get me wrong
Don't misunderstand
I love my work
It's my passion
I take nothing for granted
Not a thing
Nothing

It's bittersweet
I'm off balance
My choice hangs in the balance
I love the feeling
The challenge

But I love them more

As the long hand marks the minutes
On the clock
That goes tic then toc
My soul is aching
My heart is breaking

It's bittersweet
I'm off balance
My choice hangs in the balance
I love the feeling
The challenge

But I love them more

But I need them more
I need it all
To fulfill the call
I need balance


4. DOC MARTEN STOMP

Black and blue

They've been talking us down for so long
I almost started to believe them all
Yeah I know we've done some wrong
We've done some right too
Life goes on
The self righteous say you're far gone
I'd like to say you're dead wrong
You don't know us or what we've become
Or what we will be
So mind your tongue
You could be staring down the barrel of a gun
Instead you're listening to words from verses sung
It's not tough talk it's evolution
Go

I'm in all black like Cash
I'm ready
Got my blue cap on steady
As we take this wild ride in stride

Some never made it out alive
I do this for them with pride

For the black
The blue
My brothers
The crew
For the black
The blue
The lost brothers
The crew

Doc Marten Stomp

I do this for them
I do this for you

I do this for them
I do this for you
I do this for the black and the blue

Now who's all with me


5. DNA

What I'm made of is hard to say
The impressions and scars they stay
I hated confession so to god I prayed
Not to the man in the cloth, no way

I was lost
I was lost, okay
We're all lost 'til we find our way
We pay the cost 'til we find that place
Find that shelter, find that escape

I am made of what you are made of
I'm just as fucked up as all of us
But oh well...

I hate self pity so I'll take the blame
I came to the city to stake my claim
It was gritty then far from tame
I was itty bitty man hard was the way

We learned discard all pain
We earned and fought our way
To where we are where we are today
It wasn't easy but it's part of me

I am made of what you are made of
I am made of what you are made of

All my flaws
All my scars
Some are mine
Some are yours
My make-up
It's just
It's just like yours

You and I we are different from them
Can't break us
We're built to endure
But the cost is the loss of innocence

Now I wake up to eyes that are so pure, so pure,

My DNA


6. TRUE SCHOOL (FT. SCOTT VOGEL)

Everybody wants to be part of that old regime
I get it
I felt that same way too
But here's my point to view
Who the fuck cares
More importantly who's still here
The proof's all around you
Respect the old
But break new ground too

The true school
Respect the old ways
But it's a new day
There's one school
Give respect where it's due

I remember when I found you
Brought to life by the sounds of disgrace
A lost kid with a chip on my shoulder
No direction
I had no peace
You taught me
You schooled me to keep my mind sharp
Live at my own pace
I give respect to those who built this
And the new kids that remind me
What this means

The true school
Respect the old ways
But it's a new day
There's one school
Show respect to the ones that see it through

There's just one

There's one school
The true school


7. THE HERE AND NOW

I've never rested on my laurels
I can't resist
Can't rest
We're being tested in this age of quarrel
It's all a test
Life's a test
My roots are steeped in the past
But the future it's so vast
There's a task I must grasp
It's right in front of me
I can't let it pass

We belong to the here and now
We belong
We belong to the here and now
The here and now

Seize the moment or cease to exist
Sounds dramatic
No I am a realist
I believe in destiny yes
I believe hard work is the catalyst
The past is the past
The nostalgia will always last
We can stay here and bask
Or take this day before it comes to pass

We belong to the here and now
We belong
We belong to the here and now
The here and now

I can't live in the past tense
I can't see what the future will bring
All I have is this moment
Right now

We belong
We belong to the here and now
The here and now


8. NOTHING TO ME

Jimmy's in the back
With a pocket of high
If you listen close
You can hear him cry
Oh Lord, heaven knows
We belong way down below
Sing it
Oh Lord, heaven knows
We belong way down below
Way down below, way down below
Judy's in the front seat picking up trash
Living on the dough
Gotta make that cash
Won't be pretty
Won't be sweet
She's just in here on her feet
Singing
Oh Lord, heaven knows
We belong way down below
Oh Lord, tell us so
We belong way down below
Way down below, way down below
Way down below, way down below
I've got what it takes, man
I've seen better days
I've got a better wise man
I know that I worth
One, two, three and four
The devil's knocking at your door
Caught in the eye of a dead man's wife
Show you life with your head up high
Now you're on your knees
With your head down low
Big mental, she wear it to go
Tell her it's good
Tell her okay
Don't do a God damn thing they say
Oh Lord, heaven knows
We belong way down below
Oh Lord, tell us so
We belong way down below
Way down below, way down below
Way down below, way down below
I've seen better ways, man
I know that I worth
I've seen better days, man
I have better day
Jenna's in the back with a pocket of high
If you listen close
You can hear the crying
Oh Lord, heaven knows
We belong way down below
Oh Lord, tell us so
We belong way down below
Oh Lord, heaven knows
We belong way down below
Oh Lord, tell us so
We belong way down below
Way down below, way down below
Way down below, way down below


9. MY ARMOR (FT. TOBY MORSE, CHAD GILBERT, AND CM PUNK)

1 2 3 4

So much drama
So much hate
In this world
But I feel safe
I have a shield
I feel great
My coat of arms in place
My honor
My families trust
My actions
Need not be discussed
See I walk with my head up
Some talk but there words don't add up

We are here today and we'll be here tomorrow
I don't entertain negativity
We are here to stay and you'll be gone tomorrow
I've come a long way with positivity

All day PMA

So much envy
So much hate
In this world
But I feel safe
I'm covered
I feel great
My coat of arms in place
You can't con or infiltrate
You can't harm or penetrate
Arm in arm
We stand in grace

We are here today and we'll be here tomorrow
I don't entertain negativity
We are here to stay and you'll be gone tomorrow
I've come a long way with positivity

We are here to stay and you'll be gone tomorrow
My armor's in place


10. BEACON OF LIGHT

I know these times won't last
I watch every move
It goes so fast
Before you know it the boy is a man
Let me enjoy it as much as I can
There he is my beacon of light
Like his mother they shine so bright
Like his mother they gave me life
Give me life

So guide me in

I survived those treacherous seas
I stayed alive but didn't always believe
That I deserve what I have in front of me
There are no words but I have to speak
No nouns no verbs describe the deep
Oceans of feelings inscribed in me

So guide me in
Please guide me in

I see the light I'm heading towards you
The spirits say the answer is right
Before you
There's my beacon of light
I see the light I'm heading for you
May all the days be as bright
For my beacons of light


11. BORN STRONG (FT. CANDACE PUOPOLO)

Dig deep for the strength that you seek
Dig deep, dig deep
Dig deep for the strength that you seek
Dig deep, dig deep
Dig deep for the strength that you seek
Dig deep, dig deep
Dig deep for the strength that you seek
Concealed, dig deep, dig deep
Too many witness for your defeats are displayed
Into fuel, dig deep
We've all had our hate under the water
We bend down, or most drown
We've all found the dread by the murder
Somehow we start again
Born strong, born to become
Who we are, what we are, as one!
As one, how we grind with the turmoil
The outcome means how strong we are
Hate strength, have faith, and get what it takes
We don't fall, we don't fall
No one is wise without contracting all
Can't stop, won't stop
But who decides the dementia that you strive
You have, within!
It's all you take, you're gonna get up and give it your all
Nothing can stop us now
OH!
Don't you drown on the pain
We've all felt that pain
Just think about what it means
To be born, start again
Born strong, born to become
Who we are, what we are, as one!
As one, how we grind with the turmoil
The outcome means how strong
Born strong, born to become
Who we are, what we are, as one!
As one, how we grind with the turmoil
The outcome means how strong we are


12. SPIRIT

I manifest in many ways
I infect, cause misery
I'm lurking
And they won't like what they see
I'm working
To make sure you'll never be
As comfortable as you'd like to be
Life's wonderful
Wouldn't you like to see
Oh what a pity I'm here
What a pity but I've always been here
I'll turn off your bright light
Turn day to night
If you let me

No you can't break my spirit
I won't let you
Go but don't take my spirit
That's what drives me

Guess we're at it again
You're so combative my friend
Fall after fall
I never left you
Maybe I didn't pick you up
But I was there
Oh yeah
Maybe I didn't give a fuck
But I'm still here while your soul is bare
I'll turn off your bright light
Turn day to night
If you let me
I'll make sure you get by when you're inside
Don't forget me

No I'm not gonna let you

No you can't break my spirit
I won't let you
Go but don't take my spirit
That's what drives me


13. MI PALABRA

Muchas palabras sin acción
Computadoras sin emoción
Vive tu vida
Sal del rincon
Vive tus palabras
Sin precaución

Existir
No es vivir
Mis palabras
Yo las vivo si

Viven hablando de otros
Sin saber de lo que hablan celosos
Un dia van aprender
Si que ladran peros
Pero no muerden
Mis palabras huesos
Que aguantan mi piel
Mi corazon me lleva
Mis manos son de piedra y en esta selva
Palabras solas no valen

Y las mias son de sinceridad
No es un cuento
Solo es la verdad

Existir
No es vivir

Mis palabras yo las vivo si


14. NBNC

You violate with no thought
Short term gains in the end
Small minded
Short sighted
It'll come back to haunt you my friend

I'll come for you when you least expect me to
No body
No crime
I can bide my time
'Cause the next move in this game is mine


15. FOR THE JUDGED

I see your face when you look at me
I feel embarrassed ashamed for you
Not me
It's disgraceful you can't help to be
What they taught you to be
Your own worst enemy
No need to tell me why
I know the answer
The answer
You think you're dignified
But you're a cancer
A cancer that never dies

All I see is hatred
All I feel is empty for you

In the grand scheme
I'm so proud to be different than he or she
Different from him or me
In the grand scheme
That's what it's supposed to be
No judgment
From birth
There's judgment
You're a disease
There's no cure to be seen

I see your face when you look at me
I feel embarrassed ashamed for you
Not me
It's disgraceful
But you can't help to be
What they taught you to be
Your own worst enemy
No need to tell me why
I know the answer
The answer
You think you're dignified
But you're a cancer
That never fucking dies


BONUSTRACKS

16. THE BEAST

I woke up in a pouring sweat
Feeling like I have nothing left
My heart sits tight, but my mind's beat to death
I'm in a dark space taking shallow breaths

I thought I could get a grip – no chance
My hands are slippery, cold, I take a glance
At the man in the mirror, who's that?
Can't stand the sight, trying to move back

I'm on the floor, I'm awaiting the attack
My mind's been beat, I'm never getting back
To what I call home, no way see I'm trapped
This is hard now, I can't fight back

It's taking hold – taking control
I'm in the belly of a beast that I can't tame
Grips my mind and soul
Take hold – take control
I'm in the belly of a beast that I can't tame
There's still hope

I can't think, I feel trapped
Can't speak, I feel weak, I wanna fight back
As I sink deeper, will I come back
It's what I ask myself, I want my life back

This fear grips [?]
[?] but can they stop it
There's something cold in here [?] there's a voice
[?] but I can't see clear

It's taking hold – taking control
I'm in the belly of a beast that I can't tame
Grips my mind and soul
Take hold – take control
I'm in the belly of a beast that I can't tame
Just let me go

Grab a hold, grab a tight grip
It's your life, grab it like a vice grip
[?]
So fight!

Kill this fucking beast


17. SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2014

All you wished was to block my goals
All you did was to strengthen my soul
And what I wanted from you
I could never get
So dreading our deaths is how we choose to live
You're the one who feeds my rage
You're to blame for endless pain

It's been in your nature to destroy my dreams
It's in my heart to damage your means
'Cause I feed off your fire day after day
It's you who I live for till I shit on your grave
So shall it be the last laugh on me
When you lay there to rot, I breath

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