Convicted

by Cryptic Slaughter

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about

Fused in crossover music that bears its dominance through a collection of punk and prescient metal riffs, Cryptic Slaughter (along with D.R.I., C.O.C. and the contributions of punkers like Discharge and The Exploited) built up the genre of thrash music from haphazard crossover to a science of more terrifying, instantaneous music. Deluxe, remastered reissue includes their Life in Grave demo from '85 and a live songs from '88 in Houston.

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released 08 July 2003

Relapse Records
www.relapse.com
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Track Name: M.A.D.
Mad - mutually assured destruction
Mad - killed by inner combustion
Mad - death throughout the nation
Mad - total annihilation

Both Russia and the U.S.
Don’t want to be second best
Build more bombs to be ahead
Until the day that we’re all dead

I see no reason for us to fight
You are wrong and we are right
All the money that you’ve spent
Should be used in disarmament

Join the army, see the world
But you’re signing up for war
Taught to kill men or child
The more you kill, the more they smile

After talks and all’s been said
War is over, both countries dead
The people gone, now it’s too late
We’ve all shock the hand of fate

The children of today
are the killers of tomorrow
Nothing in their future
except for pain and sorrow
They’ll send us off to war,
to pay their cost
Even if the war is won,
we’re the ones who lost
Track Name: Little World
Superior attitudes
Change the way to think
If you don’t get your way
You’ll just sit back and sulk

Do you know who I am?
Do you really care?
You think you’ve got me figured out
You think your world is fair

You live your little world
That’s what I don’t get
You make it all for yourself
So no one else can fit

You are the majority
The world consists of you
We’ll just wait and see
Who’s been played the fool

You’ve built your little world
Now you’re stuck for good
Now there’s no coming back
There’s nothing you can do
Track Name: Sudden Death
It’s always wrong, never right
It’s always such a useless fight
Living life with nothing to gain
Tired of feeling burning pain

Could hang it high
‘Til I die
Could slit my throat
Who would know?
Could blow my head
‘Til I'm dead
Could hold my breath
For sudden death

I'm waiting for a sign
That it’s time for me to die
Now it’s time for me to step
Into nothingness
Track Name: Lowlife
Time goes by and makes me
Wonder what I'm here for
I'm waiting for a sign or
Someone to open the door

At times my life seems at an error
Without a real purpose
Will I survive problems in my head
And beneath my own surface?

What the hell is going on?
I feel like I'm dead
Is it life around me
Or am I fucked in the head?
I'm tired of hypocrisy
And murder by the state
I'm sick of your stupid lies
You tell us it’s okay

Life seems at an end
Death is on your back
Ronnie and his generals
Just sit back and laugh

Time for you to act now
To make one final stand
There is no alternative
Your life is in your hands

You think that you’re the only one
To solve your problems with a gun
Does it make u feel like a man
To take a life in your hands?

There is no way out
You’ll just have to fight it out
No useless world to save
Nuke threat and no escape
Track Name: Rage to Kill
A victim is chosen
His future awaits
Someone is watching
No one can tame
Satisfied hunger
Hatred within
Can’t go on longer
Internal conflict

The psycho wants
Innocent blood
Kills without fear
Living a hell
Tortured by guilt
Outrage survives
Violence, his truth

Rage to kill
Blood will spill
Blinded sight
Lie from fright
With no compassion
Fear breeds his hate
Constantly watching
Deceiving the state
Threatened by no one
Too smart to get caught
Always remembers
The hatred he fought

He cried out for help
But nobody hears
He knows that he’s insane
Reflecting his fears
Only a shotgun
Will answer his prayers
Attacking society
Because nobody cares
Track Name: Rest In Pain
Mindless screams from the field of hate
Increase our panic as generals scheme
Mangled bodies emerge from the smoke
Unconsciously begging the night’s downfall

Life is just a fantasy
Death is felt in vain
No control or destiny
We will rest in pain

The instinct to kill is what they expect
Employed for destruction or the unbalanced will
Expectations of truth are lost with the dead
As thoughtless minds injure, all hope is lost

Free will controls what’s left of our minds
Survival drives our battered souls
The pain we carry to the grave
Shows indifference in the eyes of slaves
Track Name: Nuclear Future
Will the hypocrisy ever cease?
You made the bomb, and made the mistake
Make us fight to cover your idiocy
In this country with it’s so-called democracy

We ask why and we get - no reply
Then we ask about or future - we will die
Forget our dreams and go to war - sudden death
The bomb is dropped, it’s all over - nothing left

Can’t you get it through your head?
You’ll make us fight until we’re dead
I won’t kill my friend or foe
Fight your own war ‘cause I won’t go

Finance your war with our death
Won’t die for my country, screw the U.S.
A country dying, we’ve got no say
You fuck up, but we’re the ones who pay

Won’t help the poor or be second best
Either you like it or die like the rest
We all mean nothing to our twisted earth
Why kill one another, what’s it all worth?

Use your head, and look what we’ve got
A future filled with nothing, we are left to rot
From disagreeing to the threat of war
Blow us off the earth, will even up the score

I won’t pay the price of fate
To fulfill your lust and hate
When it’s all over and it’s all been said
You sit pretty, as we lie dead
Track Name: State Control
Will the hypocrisy ever cease?
You made the bomb, and made the mistake
Make us fight to cover your idiocy
In this country with it’s so-called democracy

We ask why and we get - no reply
Then we ask about or future - we will die
Forget our dreams and go to war - sudden death
The bomb is dropped, it’s all over - nothing left

Can’t you get it through your head?
You’ll make us fight until we’re dead
I won’t kill my friend or foe
Fight your own war ‘cause I won’t go

Finance your war with our death
Won’t die for my country, screw the U.S.
A country dying, we’ve got no say
You fuck up, but we’re the ones who pay

Won’t help the poor or be second best
Either you like it or die like the rest
We all mean nothing to our twisted earth
Why kill one another, what’s it all worth?

Use your head, and look what we’ve got
A future filled with nothing, we are left to rot
From disagreeing to the threat of war
Blow us off the earth, will even up the score

I won’t pay the price of fate
To fulfill your lust and hate
When it’s all over and it’s all been said
You sit pretty, as we lie dead
Track Name: Hypocrite
You say you want to help me
I know it isn’t true
Useless lies behind my back
I'm not a stupid fool

I don’t need a lying friend
The kind I'd rather kill
You’d better think suicide
Before I live my will

You know that you’re a hypocrite
I really hate the way you live
You deserve anything you get
We won’t put up with hypocrites

You look me in the eye
Tell me I'm your friend
Then I catch you lying
Time and time again

I confront you with my hatred
But you just deny
Just another day for you
And just another lie

So long sucker, you pushed me too far
One too many lies, now you’re seeing stars
Lies to reality, now you’ve met fate
Life for you is over, for you it’s too late

You think you can get away
Someday I'll make you pay
Track Name: War to the Knife
Onward in battle,
soldiers aware of their fate
Following orders,
though those we fight don’t we don’t hate
Murdering children,
nothing will stand in our way
Destruction of life,
but we are the ones who will pay

Slaughter their faith
Killing their youth
Raping their land
By the blood of my hand

Thousands of troops,
brought here against their will
Innocent youth,
trained and forced to kill
Jungle warfare,
can’t fight what we can’t see
Senseless death,
the harsh reality

None of our business, but still we intervene
Untold horrors the public has not seen
Police action, it’s not a real war
Foolish pride is what we’re fighting for
Track Name: Nation of Hate
In this country, we live and we die
Paranoid violence, we’re sick of your lies
Hatred runs deep in the eyes of the youth
Your prejudice is sickening,
We’ll make the our own truth

A country’s sin
Or society’s bait
We’re stuck in
A nation of hate

Used and abused, we can’t take anymore
Stay out of our life, we can fight our own war
You fucked up this world and left us to rot
Now instincts and bullets are all that we’ve got

Africa's dying, why should we care?
We’ve got our own problems, no money to spare
We have to buy nuclear bombs so we’ll prove
With no future coming, we’ve got none to lose
Track Name: Black and White
Violence throughout the land
Racial groups, they plan attack
I'm tired of white man’s crimes
It looks to be for good this time

Brother and brother
They kill one another
Without a real cause
Fight for what’s fair
For what’s really theirs
Only to get themselves lost

Whites took the land from the blacks
Killed their children to keep them back
Stole their land and shot their pride
Started up this useless fight

Riots start as whites flee
Their last chance to be free
Rocks fly throughout the skies
A gun is shot, a child dies
Track Name: Reich of Torture
Smiling as he speaks of death
destroying lives unknown
Killing ‘til his final breath
Protecting his fallen throne

March of the chamber of gas
The line to end their lives
As they die he starts to laugh
Last thing heard are cries

We have fought together side by side
Killing humans as they die
Burning souls once filled with life
Now they’re filled with pain and strife

Prisoner of one man’s hate
Now facing their final day
Try to reach their wired gate
Who has their god saved?

Running from the brightened light
Shots fired as comrades fall
Without guns they cannot fight
Death for one and all

They storm the gates on hopes to be free
Many trampled in the frenzied flee
Many fall as machine guns roar
See yourself, but now as a bloody corpse
Escape for you is nothing but a dream
The bullets rip your flesh as you scream
Your final breath is spent on cursed cries
The tortured lives of Hitler take to the sky

Is violence the way to get a point across?
If you don’t get your way, it’s your own loss
Don’t try to force people to see your way
You shoot people down, someday you’ll pay
A large racial barrier, when will it break?
Blacks aren’t dumb, whites made the mistake
Like to kill them, but they wouldn’t dare
They’ll shoot back, what’s fair is fair
Track Name: Convicted
You were convicted of a crime
Now you’re out, you served your time
With no skill, what can you do?
Got no education, you’re nobody’s fool

On the streets, you’ll have to steal
Got no money for a nourishing meal
A losing battle, you can’t survive
A ringing in your head, pain in your eyes

No friends, no fun, no life to lead
No job, no pay, you can’t succeed

Always hear “no,” a door in your face
Keep to yourself, stay in your place
You’ve lost your will, you have no care
Society’s outcast, and it’s not fair

You start to run, maybe get away
You can’t hide it, it shows in your face
I know you’ve tried, you begin to realize
The only way out, you come to suicide
Track Name: War to the Knife
Onward in battle,
soldiers aware of their fate
Following orders,
though those we fight don’t we don’t hate
Murdering children,
nothing will stand in our way
Destruction of life,
but we are the ones who will pay

Slaughter their faith
Killing their youth
Raping their land
By the blood of my hand

Thousands of troops,
brought here against their will
Innocent youth,
trained and forced to kill
Jungle warfare,
can’t fight what we can’t see
Senseless death,
the harsh reality

None of our business, but still we intervene
Untold horrors the public has not seen
Police action, it’s not a real war
Foolish pride is what we’re fighting for
Track Name: Rest In Pain
Mindless screams from the field of hate
Increase our panic as generals scheme
Mangled bodies emerge from the smoke
Unconsciously begging the night’s downfall

Life is just a fantasy
Death is felt in vain
No control or destiny
We will rest in pain

The instinct to kill is what they expect
Employed for destruction or the unbalanced will
Expectations of truth are lost with the dead
As thoughtless minds injure, all hope is lost

Free will controls what’s left of our minds
Survival drives our battered souls
The pain we carry to the grave
Shows indifference in the eyes of slaves
Track Name: Set Your Own Pace (Live)
What's your ambition?
Do you wanna go somewhere?
You wanna be somebody?
Do you think the others care?
They'll give you false ideas
And tell you what to do
They'll say it's alright
But you've been played a fool
(You have to) make your own decisions
And do things your own way
No matter what they tell you
You have to set your own pace
You think you're something special?
You'd better think again
You're old enough to kill
You just can't win
Even if you're young
You've just begun to fight
Just no way to win
But, you are in the right
No doubt in your mind
To do what you believe right
Let them try and stop you
You've just begun to fight
Believe in your own thought
There is no other way
Fight there unfairness
Set your own pace
Track Name: Positively (Live)
You can push me down, but I'll still stand
You can put me down, you're such a man
I could care less what you think of me
All you prove is insecurity
I was never meant to be
But I stay positively
If progression is the least I see
I will stay positively
You insist you're right, but I prove you wrong
I don't think you'll be here for long
Why must you make others feel your sorrow?
Today you'll fight, but what about tomorrow?
Life around is turning black
But I stay positively
There is no turning back
And I will stay positively
Track Name: Black and White (Live)
Violence throughout the land
Racial groups, they plan attack
I'm tired of white man’s crimes
It looks to be for good this time

Brother and brother
They kill one another
Without a real cause
Fight for what’s fair
For what’s really theirs
Only to get themselves lost

Whites took the land from the blacks
Killed their children to keep them back
Stole their land and shot their pride
Started up this useless fight

Riots start as whites flee
Their last chance to be free
Rocks fly throughout the skies
A gun is shot, a child dies
Track Name: Lowlife (Live)
Time goes by and makes me
Wonder what I'm here for
I'm waiting for a sign or
Someone to open the door

At times my life seems at an error
Without a real purpose
Will I survive problems in my head
And beneath my own surface?

What the hell is going on?
I feel like I'm dead
Is it life around me
Or am I fucked in the head?
I'm tired of hypocrisy
And murder by the state
I'm sick of your stupid lies
You tell us it’s okay

Life seems at an end
Death is on your back
Ronnie and his generals
Just sit back and laugh

Time for you to act now
To make one final stand
There is no alternative
Your life is in your hands

You think that you’re the only one
To solve your problems with a gun
Does it make u feel like a man
To take a life in your hands?

There is no way out
You’ll just have to fight it out
No useless world to save
Nuke threat and no escape