Madball : Legacy

Hardcore / USA
(2005 - Ferret Music)
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1. ADAPT AND OVERCOME

Your worst enemy is your self
Who do you believe in?
Well i believe, i believe in me
Will you fight, or give in?
I'll stop at nothing, to be something
Who do they believe in?
In themselves, they believe in me
How will you lead them?
By making something out of nothing

Self doubt has been getting the best of me
For way to long
I've been fighting this, fighting this all my life
Now i'm ready for it to be gone
I know i have the courage
I know i have the strength too
I know i have the will
The power to do what i want to do

Adapt and overcome
Rise above all those mistakes and flaws
I'll learn from it, and then
I'll climb every obstacle and every wall

Who do you believe in?
Believe in your self now
Who do you believe in?
Well i believe, i believe in me
Will you fight, or give in?
I'll stop at nothing, to be something
Who do they believe in?
In themselves, the believe in me
How will you lead them?
By making something out of nothing


2. HEAVENHELL

God help me
Guide me towards righteousness lord, once again
Please give me back the innocence of my youth
That was taken from me so long ago
Out of my control
I do not lay the blame on anyone
Only you can save my soul,

I'm calling
I'm calling out, i'm calling, is anyone listening?
I'm calling
I'm calling out, i'm calling, are you listening?
Cause i'm trying to fight it with all my heart and soul,
Strength and hope, is it all my fault?
I can't deny it, sometimes i lose control
I lose all hope

God save me now
From my past and present sins once again
Please give me the peacefulness of my youth
That i've never had
I keep it all inside, for the sake of pride
I will not disrespect my family
Only you know what i hide

I'm calling
I'm calling out, i'm calling, are you listening?
Cause i'm trying to fight it with all my heart and soul,
Strength and hope, is it all my fault?
I can't deny it, sometimes i lose control
I lose all hope

Until then, it feels like
I'm caught between
Heaven and hell

Please take away the sins of me and my father
Give me the strength to prevail
If you forgive me, then i'll forgive myself


3. BEHIND THESE WALLS

Escape - only in my mind
Hate - within these walls I find
Break - the cycle of viciousness
But not in here
Take - nothing from me, don't
Make - a bad man out of me
Hate - within these walls i find
And i'm right here

There is no place for the weak here
This is the home of the wicked men
Even if i'm just passing through
At any time in my life could end
I will die fighting if i have to
I will bring one of you with me
I'm only here for moment in time
It could become an eternity

I'll take with me what i see behind these walls
So that i'll never forget when i start to slip or fall
Wait, remember those behind the walls who live in regret
And some won't make it out at all

Don't forget i am all alone in here
That is how i'll do my time
These are the days of reckoning
I'm lucky to be just a passer-by
I will stay longer if i have to
I will retain my dignity
I am only here for a moment in time
It feels like an eternity
I'll take with me what i see behind these walls
So that i'll never forget when i start to slip or fall
Wait, remember those behind the walls who live in regret
And some won't make it out at all


4. LEGACY

I've been around for some time now
And i really don't care what some people think about me
I've been called a lot of things
Some good, some bad
I've had many people doubt me
I'm not ashamed of anything
When it comes to this
I stay true to the game
And when the flames were burning slow
I grabbed the torch and let everybody know
What the music, the scene means to me
With pride and sincerity
Handed down by our brothers
Is this our legacy?

I've been around the world and back again
I've had the privilege of watching this grow,
Transcend beyond the streets, the clubs, the trends
Beyond anything we had imagined
That's what the music, the scene means to me
Pride and integrity
Handed down by our brothers
Is this our legacy?

Madball
Legacy
This is our legacy

It's an honor for us
For me
To stand side by side with those who paved the way for me
It's an honor for us to see
So many showing respect
Even those who doubted me
And it's only the beginning
That's what the music, the scene means to me
Pride and integrity
Handed down by our brothers
This is our legacy!


5. TIMEBOMB

I see the look in your eyes now
You can't disguise it
I've been there many times myself
The thought alone is antagonizing
Don't self destruct now
You're a time bomb ticking away
Don't let that anger control your fate
It's not too late

I've gotta call it how i see it
I see myself in you
I've gotta call it how i see it
Friend or foe
I speak the truth

I've gotta call it how is see it
Its part of me and you
I've gotta call it how i see it
Cause i've got nothing to prove

I feel the hate in your heart kid
It's eating you alive
You're gonna take it out on everyone
Until you bump into the wrong guy
Don't self destruct now
Live to learn another day
Don't let that anger force my hand this way

I've gotta call it how i see it
I see myself in you
I've gotta call it how i see it
Friend or foe
I speak the truth

I've gotta call it how i see it
Its part of me and you
I've gotta call it how i see it
Until this time bomb is diffused

I'm not telling you to back down
Cause you should always stand your ground
We have to pick and choose our battles now
Are you sure you wanna go all out?

Cause i can be a time bomb too
And if you light my fuse
I will unload
If you ignite my fuse
I might explode
Don't light my fuse


6. DARKEST DAYS

You were the light in the darkness that
I lived in full of redemption and sin
Even though i was surrounded by the best of friends
My future was looking dim
You gave me hope in a time when i lost control
About to lose my soul
You picked me up from the gutters that i once roamed
Helped my see what i now know
When i thought there was no one there for me
Your light shined on me
You gave me hope
You gave me all i need
You set me free
When i fought against myself, to be as good as i can be
You gave me strength, you gave me what i need
You're everything to me
In the darkest of days you came into my life
It was full of so much strife
Self-destruction was the name of the game that i played
You reinforced the values that i had lost
At no price or cost
And even when i slipped into the darkness again
You fought to bring me back in
I hope you know what you mean to me
You mean everything
I hope you know that
I'd do anything for you, i mean anything
You made a man out of me
When i thought i knew it all
I knew nothing
You brought me hope in my darkest days
I love you more than anything
When i thought there was no one there for me
Your light shined on me
You gave me hope, you gave me all i need
You set me free
When i fought against myself to be as good as i could be
You gave me strength
You gave me all i need
You're always there for me


7. THE CROWN

I won't walk away from you, not like this
I have unfinished business
We went away for a minute, i know
Two years and a minute i suppose, here we go
Back on this journey again
For worse or for better, we came to make amends
With ourselves, our friends, and our families
This is for them

[Chorus:]
I've seen a lot of changes (a lot of changes)
Within ourselves, within our scene
I'm not trying to rearrange things
There's only one way i can say this (i can say this)
We've come back for the crown
It's time to claim it

It's only begun, the second chapter of what's to come
We're not done, we strayed for a minute, i know
It's time we let everybody know, here we go
We're back on this grind again
For worse or for better, we came to represent
Ourselves, and our friends, our families
This is for them

[Chorus]

Where there's love there's always hate
Where there's respect there's always envy
We know some wanna see us fail
We won't stop 'til i get what's mine
We've stood the test of time
Now we will prevail
We came for the crown

[Chorus]

This is the last time that i say this
We are here for the crown
It's time to claim it


8. WAR AND HATE

In a world full of war and hate
What do you think, is there any salvation?
Is there any hope for the future in these times of the revelations?
In this world that we can't escape
Have we exceeded our expectations?
Have we gone too far with technology to protect our nations?

[Chorus:]
(I speak) for me and my generation
I have to ask these questions
(For them) for me

In this world full of war and hate
All we can do is ask these questions
I pray for the best
The future is not yours, mine, or anyone's
On the eve of our destruction
Has anyone asked us
How do we feel about the future of humanity?
This is insanity

[Chorus]

For everyone

What is this world comin' to?
That is the question that i have to ask all of you
All of you who hold the proof and the world in the palm of your hands
Well it's not one country, it's not one man
It's all of you who spread the fear
You desire to control it all
Make your choices wisely, or we're dead as planned


9. UNTILL THEN

I woke up from a dream today, I thought of you Jay
I looked up at the clock, it read 2:22
I know that you are here with me, like every day
Still i miss you, in every way
Your coolness, your presence
I'll see you on the other side someday

[Chorus:]
Until then, i'll honor you my friends
Your spirit will always live
It will live through me
Until then, you have gone but you're not forgotten
You're more than a memory
You will always be a part of me

I was on the east side today, and i thought of you Mike
I had a drink, said a prayer, wiped my face
I knew that you were there with me, like every day
Still i miss those, good old days
Your laughter, your presence
I'll see you on the other side someday

[Chorus]

Until then i will you in every way that i can
Until then i will be missing you my friends
Until then


10. FINAL ROUND

Sometimes i feel i'm against the ropes
Fighting for my life
Give me just a second to rest
I'll come back with an overhand right
I can't let circumstances get me down
Or knock me out
I've been in too many scuffles
Way too many bouts

[Chorus:]
Fight! there is no mercy for the helpless in this life
Fight! whatever hand you're dealt, you should be ready to fight
Fight! never surrender, keep your guard up all the time
Fight! always remember, everything worth having is worth the fight

Here i am still sticking and moving
Sometimes i don't know what i'm doing
My instincts tell me to just keep throwing the jab
In this life situations sometimes get you down
But if you're not out, there's no excuses
Get up and fight now

[Chorus]

Get up and fight!

I don't have the answers
But i'm still in the fight
I've bob and weave then land a few
And i feel alright
You have to seize the moment
Or at least you have to try
Create opportunities for yourself
In this ring of life

[Chorus]


11. DAMNED

Another night turns into day
I haven't slept yet, but I'm okay
See if you dabble with fire, there'll be hell to pay
I might as well have a drink to wash away the pain
More cocaine, the devil's in my system, he won't go away
My mind wanders further but I'm not insane
This is just my life, my reality
I've got my pistol on the side of my waist
Don't start no shit and i won't shoot up the place
My aim's kinda bad and my eyes are glazed
But i brought extra clips just in case

[Chorus:]
Here i am again on the lower east side
Doing my thing, i'm damned
Damned! yes i am
Another night full of crime and sin, so damned
Damned! here i am
Night after night breaking night again, i'm damned
Damned! and i can't get myself out of this rut I'm living in

Another day turns into night
I'm running on fumes, but i'm alright
At least that's what i tell myself every day
I might as well have another drink to wash away the pain
More cocaine, the devil's got a grip and he won't get away
My mind is an altered state
But i'm still the same person i used to be, right?

[Chorus]


12. FOR MY ENEMIES

I've been waiting a long time to give you a piece of my mind
You can run, but you can't hide
From who you are inside, and you don't wanna confront me
No!
I know your kind, you've been running the same old lines
Getting over on young minds
You'll see it's only a matter of time
You're gonna have to confront me

[Chorus:]
'Cause we're all in this game
But don't believe that loyalty comes for free
You only get respect when it's given out
Make no mistake - you're the enemy
Make no mistake - you are my enemy

Still here after many hard years
When will you realize, you can't kill what won't die?
'Cause they've tried, but the strong survive
I'm only telling you one time
Still living the lie
Your bitter cries and words are getting tired
How can you talk with that closed mind?
You passed judgment, you've crossed this line
And you'll never confront me

[Chorus]

Sick of the back-talk
You don't know me
I never back off
'Cause you're my enemy


13. 100%

Con todo corazon canto esto para ti,
Mis raices nunca se me olvidaron´
Me, americano, de nacimiento, pero latino cien por ciento
Esto no es tema politico,
Sabes bien que no creemos en racismo
Es un mensaje para el esfuerzo,
A mi cultura y al movimiento hardcore
Esto es para mi gente siempre presente,
Para toda la gente siempre presente
Para todos en sur America, en el caribe y en España,
Tengan orgullo, esto es suyo
Griten duro es mi vida,
Esto es para mi gente siempre presente
Para toda la gente ahora y siempre


14. HARDCORE PRIDE

(One two three four)
Hardcore we live this we breathe this
You can't stop what can't be defeated
Hardcore pride hardcore pride hardcore pride
Hardcore lives in me!
Blah


15. H.C. UNITED

I don't believe in this segregation
This separation, that's not a part of our scene
We're a part of the same thing
Whatever happened to unity?
Don't point your fingers in any direction
We all have different beliefs
That's just a fact of life, reality
Who do you think you are with that elitist mentality?

[Chorus:]
Live your own life!
Don't be the judge of me
Think twice! before you tell me how to be
Who's right? who's wrong?
Doesn't matter to me
It's my life!
So don't say nothing

I hope you're listening, pay attention
I'm not one to preach, but if you're reading these words
Then listen carefully, i'll tell you what i don't belief
I don't believe in discrimination, in degradation
I don't judge by look,
What you eat or drink doesn't matter to me
It's about respect, equality

[Chorus]

Live your own life!
Don't be the judge of me
Think twice! Before you tell me how to be
Who's right? who's wrong?
Doesn't matter, you see
It's my life!
So don't pass judgment on me

I'm trying to let you know
Don't let get ignorance get the best of you
Tear down these walls, they have to fall
You can't divide us
Hardcore! Unite us!

[Chorus]

Live your own life! (x4)


16. WORLDWIDE

Even when i walk away from all of this
I won't forget your faces, the places that i've been
For so many years, so many friends
Times that we cherish now and then
We can't replace them, but we can look ahead

[Chorus:]
I give all my respect to you, my friends!
After all i've seen, and all we've been through
This is a worldwide thing!
All across the world i say to you, my friends!
Thanks for all the love, for always staying true
Now it's a worldwide thing!

Don't confuse my words, i'm not finished yet
There's more to see, more to express
More to conquer, nevertheless still
I'm humbled by it all, will we rise or fall?
I won't stand complacent, we will make our statement

From New York to the west coast
All across the lands
Overseas in Europe, and Japan
Australia to New Zealand
To South America, here we go again

[Chorus]

Now it's a worldwide thing!
This is a worldwide thing!
Is everybody with me?
It's a worldwide thing!
Is everybody with me?
Now it's a worldwide thing!

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