SKREWDRIVER  ”The Strong Survive”

 

THE STRONG SURVIVE

When we make a stand they try to knock us down
But we are up again, and we carry on
We may be down again, but not for the count of ten
However they hit us, we’ll be back again

(chorus)
The strong survive, the strong survive
Look at us baby, we’re still alive
The strong survive, the strong survive
Look at us baby, we’re still alive

There’s certain people around, who heed the eastern call
Who’d like to see our slaughter, like to see us fall
We’ll here’s a message for you, coming straight from the heart
It won’t be us who’s running, when the battle starts

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We’ve gotta join together, gotta act as one
We’ve gotta take action, before the chance has gone
As enemies of all kinds fear for their lives
For our quest is eternal and the strong survive

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VOICE OF EVIL

Crime in the classroom, spouting forth from some Red mouth
Some call it a teacher, they’ll try to tell you that north is south
They’re making up stories
Tell you that fighting for your land is wrong
Then want us all weak now
They’re not doing their job if you are strong

(chorus)
Ignore the voice of evil
Stand up and be strong
Ignore the voice of evil
‘Cos you’re right and they’re wrong

They never stop trying, to make you feel bad
Ashamed is how they want you, for the things your country’s had
They say self-defence is evil
They tell you should take it all
Losing is good now
What a load of bull, I say stuff ‘em all

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They say all men are equal, there’s no difference at all
Well who’s it that lives in mud huts, yeah while others live in halls?
Yeah do we run ’round with spears?
Do we eat other men?
Are we a gang of bankers?
But the teacher says we’re just the same as them

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FROM THE LAND

From the land, the blood arose, becoming flesh and bone
And then on came the family, the building of a home
The land was their religion, from its earth they came
Its trees and fields and rivers, were their eternal flame

(chorus)
Then came the foul invasion
And the night came rolling black
And a strength that was born long ago
Held those invaders back

The dark lord came forth with his men, to pillage in the glen
Their faces grim, with scarlet flags, they came about men
The evil grew within their hearts, this was an alien creed
Their wishes were to loot and burn, and see the people bleed

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IN THE WASTELAND

The warrior fought the battle, out on the battlefield
Too long the strife was waged, his fate would soon be sealed
For far too long the daily lies had served to keep him down
Apathy had been the plague, but now he’d come around

Let’s hopes it’s not too late, for a man to do great deeds
For a garden to be healthy, you must first destroy the weeds
And if he’s left it too long, destruction will soon show
And he’ll be left in darkness, to wander aimless roads

(chorus)
In the wasteland, the carrion feed
In the wasteland, our people bleed
In the wasteland, bones gleam white
In the wasteland, if we don’t fight

Our in the darkened forests, the whispering began
Warnings circulated, they spread across the lands
And in the people’s hearts and minds, something did awake
The spark of pride had come alive, and the evil power quaked

The blood that was the strongest, began now to unite
The common bond of all our men, had taken up the fight
And evil powers everywhere, will all come tumbling down
For we’ll not bow to any man, and we’ll not wander ’round

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In the wasteland (x5)

STAND PROUD

I get a feeling, despite the double-dealing
Someone’s trying to grind us down
Despite the storm breaking, people are awakening
We’re always gonna be around

Shout out loud “We’re strong and proud”
No one’s gonna kill our voice
No treacherous scum gonna have us on the run
Trying to murder freedom of choice

(chorus)
If we stand proud, and get knocked down
Well that’s the way it’s got to be
If we die trying, well I prefer dying
To living on my knees.

Will it be a Red day? Not if I have my way
You can shove their stinkin’ two-faced lies
If they get their say, there’ll only be bad days
Stand and watch as freedom dies

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Don’t give up the fight for what is good and right
We’ve got to keep the vultures at bay
I’m living for the times that they pay for their crimes
When we’re sweeping all the rubbish away.

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PARANOID
(written by Black Sabbath)

Finished with my woman ‘cos she could not help me with my mind
People think that I’m insane ‘cos I am frowning all the time

All day long I think of things, but nothing seems to satisfy
Think I’ll lose my mind, find some things to qualify

Can you help me?
Do you hear my mind?
Oh yeah

Make a joke and you will find, I will laugh and you will cry
Happiness I cannot feel, love for me is so unreal

HAIL AND THUNDER

Despite the heavy load, that on our shoulders goes
We march towards the raging storm
Onto the battlefield, for we shall never yield
As from our love ones we are torn

With gleaming swords and shining shields, our flags we proudly wield
Towards the field of death we ride
Our battle songs we loudly sing, for victory they will bring
Old comrades riding by our sides

(chorus)
Hail and thunder, the lightning fills the sky
Gone’s the calm that calm that comes before the storm
Hail and thunder, we’re not afraid to die
A mighty sea of warriors marching on

For high ideals we make our stand, to cleanse all poison from our lands
We fight the evil and the greed
Whilst dark forces created strife, to bleed our nation of its life
Long ago they planted the evil seed

They spread a plague, a wicked spell, to keep our people locked in hell
To keep us from the forests and from fields
They always hoped we would not know, but now the devil’s cover’s blown
The strength of light is gonna break the evil seal

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BACKSTABBER

In every town, every neighbourhood
You’ll always meet one, though you never should
He’ll be your friend, he’ll swear on his life
Then turn your back and in goes the knife

He’ll always say he agrees with you
Nod his head at your point of view
And when you’re gone he’ll change your loyalties
He’ll go and side with your enemies

(chorus)
‘Cos he’s a backstabber, there’s one in every place
Backstabber, which one is your face?
Backstabber, can you hear the call?
Backstabber, that’s gonna bring about your fall
Backstabber

Backstabber loves to see you fall
You have to put your back up against the wall
He’ll do his best to bring you down
For two-faced lies, he’s the worst around

The hatred lurks behind his eyes
But on his face is a friendly smile
One face and then two
But turn around and the knife’s in you

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UNITED
(written by Judas Priest)

Look around, they’re moving in
Move around, when they begin
You can do it, you can do it and if they wanna they can try it
But they’ll never get near, and they can get out of here
Gonna keep on trying, never stop

(chorus)
United, united, united we stand
United we never shall fall
United, united, united we stand
United we stand one and all

Give me hope, don’t give in
Don’t give up, we’re gonna win
You can do it, you can do it, and if they wanna they can try it
But they’ll never get near, and they cam get out of here
Gonna keep on trying, never stop

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WARZONE

Damp pavements, street lights
She was born to stand and fight
No favours nor charity
She was never part of a minority

Inner-city baby, brought up tough
Look around here now, it looks rough
Nerves of steel get her through her day
She must survive in this concrete maze

(chorus)
She’s a warzone baby, brought up in a war
She’s a warzone baby, she’s got to know the score

It’s night and on the corner the dealer stands
One more disease in a once-great land
She ignores him and passes by
Her ambition is not to die

Turns a corner and she’s in gangland
It’s all eyes, teeth, and white headbands
She keeps her distance ‘cos she knows their game
Rapes their hobby but she ain’t playing

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Living in a warzone, living in a hell
I don’t recall the exact day that our country’s morals fell
Living in a warzone, where death stands by our beds
Did we ever vote for this?
They seem to want our nation dead dead dead

(chorus) x2

SHINING DOWN

Can you tell me why, so many days?
Spent in the rain, with so much pain
Why can’t the sun, come breaking through?
Come shining down now, on me and you, yeah

(chorus)
Why can’t the sun, come shining down?
Then we’ll have won, no black clouds around

Too many hours, spent in the gloom
Watching visions of, impending doom
Get off your seats, and stand up straight
For you can control, your own fate

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Then don’t tell me, nothing can be done
With that attitude, nothing will be won
So we’ll stand and fight, looking up to the sky
As we wait for light, it’s either win or die, now

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Come shining down
Come shining down
Come shining down
Come shining down on me

MIST ON THE DOWNS

In shrouded forests, in England’s leafy dales
An air of mystery, yeah, of long-forgotten tales
Where time stands still, and flowers sway, and the river passes by
A place of peace, of mystery, where the autumn breezes sigh

(chorus)
I will remember, the mist upon the downs
Yeah, that September, the mist upon the downs

Through country roads, and winding lanes, leading to the hills
I walk and gaze upon the land, until I’ve had my fill
Peace of mind is yours to find, in a countryside so green
And there’s no man could stand and fail to be moved by this scene

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Misty days, and secret ways, beneath the autumn trees
Falling leaves upon the ground, yeah the calm is all around me
When troubles come, when problems rise, the woodland pull is strong
Surrounded by the forest deep, there is no right nor wrong.

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