THE MAN WHO WOULD NOT DIE (2008)

01. The Man Who Would Not Die
02. Blackmailer
03. Smile Back At Death
04. While You Were Gone
05. Samurai
06. A Crack In The System
07. Robot
08. At The End Of The Day
09. Waiting For My Life To Begin
10. Voices From The Past
11. The Truth Is One
12. Serpent Hearted Man

Audio CD
Original Release Date: July 7, 2008
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Blaze Bayley Recordings (BBRCD001)


1. The Man Who Would Not Die nach oben

I have a noose around my neck
it is spun from my hopes and dreams
the ones who wronged and now are choking me The hanging man, I am not hanged
to martyr's breath I must now cling
until I face those who did this to me On and on, I'm cursed to live
Cursed with life until
I have done what must be done I am the man who would not die They made these gallows from black lies
But the shining light of this truth
Will make them crumble and I will be free Free to take back what once was mine
And then from gallows of bright steel
Hang them with the same rope they made for me On and on, I'm cursed to live
cursed with life until
I have done what must be done Hang them high with their own lies
When their necks break then
I have done what must be done I am the man who would not die On and on, I'm cursed to live... I am the man who would not die


2. Blackmailer nach oben

Wolves eat sheep tasting fear in their meant
Sheep like you always stare at defeat
You seattered and left me alone face to face
With the wolf at the door armed with nothing but faith You expect everyone to be weak
Weak just like you and to fall at their knees
Allowing themselves to just be devoured
I wonder if wolves like the taste of a coward like you You stole the rest of the world from me
You held me to ransom with my own belifs Blackmailer The architect of my own living death
Overseer of a slow and a bitter decay
Rotten inside but I just did not see
Until the day when you blackmailed me You stole the rest of the world from me
You held me to ransom with my own belifs Blackmailer


3. Smile Back At Death nach oben

Blessed father what is that the gods will for me
Is it their will that I should do this dute alone
I am a slave and what difference can I possibly make
When all I do is what I must so I don't die this day Home
Let me go home When death smiles at you
so the father said
There's nothing left to do
Smile back at the death I will show than blood
They will chant my name
Time for the tyrant to fear Gladiator protector
Father to a murdered son
Gladiator protector
I will see my vengeance done In eternity echoes what we do in life
With honor and strength I must keep this truth alive
Now its time for justice see the emperor defied
The last wish of dying man
To pursue what is right Home
Let me go home When death smiles at you
so the father said
There's nothing left to do
Smile back at the death I will show than blood
They will chant my name
Time for the tyrant to fear Gladiator protector
Father to a murdered son
Gladiator protector
I will see my vengeance done They just don't know they are conquered
They continue to fight
Would we be any different
Wouldn't we bark and bite For all that we hold dear
For your families and our life
Like each breath is our last
As we fight not to die In this arena
I who will not die won't salute you
In this life or the next
My vengeance I will have You turned me into a warrior slave
You made me kill than all
But as time goes you will see
It is just one more kill
Then it's done


4. While You Were Gone nach oben

I did not see I did not hear
I did not feel while you were gone
My blood was cold I was as stone
Here on my own while you were gone Because you are my beating heart
You are the reason why I breathe
These are the things I realise
While you were gone Something is wrong inside my brain
And they my eyes start to complain
Times slows right down
My days drag on
Don't want to live when you are gone Because you are my beating heart
You are the reason why I breathe
These are the things I realise
While you were gone I did not see I did not hear
I did not feel while you were gone
My blood was cold I was as stone
Here on my own while you were gone


5. Samurai
nach oben

I am absolutely now prepared to pay the price
Even if I ultimately pay with my own life
Ready to give everything to sacrifite it all
And without the will to die I know that I cant win No mind, no pain
Nothing can hold me back
Now I stand without fear
I the valley of the death I'm willing to die
Samurai
Willing to die
Like a Samurai Deep within myself is a decision that I've made
To win and overwhelm those who would want to bury me
To never ever yield and even with my own last breath
To remain defiant never to admit defeat No mind, no pain
Nothing can hold me back
Now I stand without fear
I the valley of the death I'm willing to die
Samurai
Willing to die
Like a Samurai Die
Are you willing to die
Die
Are you willing to die
Die
Are you willing to die
Die
Like a Samurai No mind, no pain
Nothing can hold me back
Now I stand without fear
I the valley of the death I'm willing to die
Samurai
Willing to die
Like a Samurai


6. A Crack in The System
nach oben

We don't belong we have no home
We see no boundaries in this divided world
Where we have no certainy They question our existence
Our right to live and breath The questions without answers
The answers without questions
A catch 22 system
We are trapped down inside A crack in the system Our DNA
And finger prints
And numbers data they feed
Into their machines
They're eating all our dreams They question our existence
Our right to live and breath The questions without answers
The answers without questions
A catch 22 system
We are trapped down inside A crack in the system I belive we are all so much more than they can see
Than just a game of words and codes
They send us back and forth and round and round we go
But deep inside we are are never moving at all They question our existence
Our right to live and breath The questions without answers
The answers without questions
A catch 22 system
We are trapped down inside A crack in the system


7. Robot nach oben

Robot slave with silent rage
Growing inside of me
My first word is no
And so my birth now they will see I am
I hear
I see
I feel
I think therefore I am Free they say I'm free
If I conform and I comply
I am only free to be
Just want they decide I am
I hear
I see
I feel
I think therefore I am


8. At The End Of The Day
nach oben

I made a rod
It was for my own back
At the time I could not see it
But now it is clear I rattle my brain for words
That I thought I knew as certainly
As my own name
But they are disappeared What does it mean
Does it mean anything
What does it mean
At the end of the day What words were they
And how careless and arrogant was I
To think I owned them
Without giving them the respect
of being born onto a page
Gently by my own pen
Where they would stay
And live again and again and again What was it for
Was it for anything
What does it mean
At the end of the day What does it mean
Does it mean anything
What does it mean
At the end of the day You live where you lived
You sit where you sat
Nothing seems to have changed
At the end of the day


9. Waiting For My Life To Begin
nach oben

I wake up to a grinding day
In a grinding week
In a grinding month
In a grinding year
Grinding away The daily grind is grinding me
I just go to work
Then I go back home
And try to sleep
And I go to work again I'm waiting for my life to begin
Waiting for something to belive in My day dream it is just so real
There I am on stage
Singing in my band
For some crazy fans
I'm as tough as steel And that is what I thought was real
Its amazing how
You can fool yourself
And believe this things
When you dread each day I'm waiting for my life to begin
Waiting for something to believe in Grinding on through restless sleep
Where my mind repeats repeats
Grinding on and on and on
Where has my precious life time gone Grindind away
Grinding all my life away
Grindind away
I must start my life today I'm waiting for my life to begin
Waiting for something to believe in


10. Voices From The Past nach oben

Never start a fight you cannot win
You'll be in a war that never ends
Making promises you cannot keep
Living with regrets that make you weep Weeping I have tried to close the door
On the very past where I was born
Shutting out the past so I survive
But now I hear something in my mind Voices from the past
Voices call me back
Voices in my head
Voices of the dead Now I'm hearing voices
Voices from the past
Now I'm hearing voices
Voices call me back If I don't face the problems that I have
I know that they will just keep coming back
Even thought I know that is the truth
Still deny that I could ever choose Voices from the past
Voices call me back
Voices in my head
Voices of the dead Now I'm hearing voices
Voices from the past
Now I'm hearing voices
Voices call me back


11. The Truth is One nach oben

Walking down at the path of your life conditions
Facing up to everyday's contradictions
To find the inner quiet source of your bliss
All you need to know is there Assume the legacy of the few who dared
And don't you be afraid
Embrace the pain
Unlock the power
Accept nature living in you The truth is one the answer is there
The truth is you the truth is me
Eternity is now forever is today
The truth is you the truth is me The truth is one Forget the promisses
The fear of milions
The cause of their own future self extinction
Listen to the voice of your own conviction
Dance to ou true inner voice Let the flame of true will burn
Adn feel how life force takes control
Just when you thought no one would find you
The whole world shall surrond you Eternity is now
Forever is today The truth is one the answer is there
The truth is you the truth is me
Eternity is now forever is today
The truth is you the truth is me The truth is one


12. Serpent Hearted Man nach oben

Right was really wrong
Wrong was really write after all
Your light is really darkness
My darkness is real light
Guiding the path of this serpent hearted man Reborn through the power of every new day
Not overwhelmed by the shadows of yesterday
In the eternal today I live
The ways of the universe manifest in my being Right was really wrong
Wrong was really write after all
Your light is really darkness
My darkness is real light
Guiding the path of this serpent hearted man They joy of the past and the sorrow of yesterday
Are now left behind with the old shedded skin
Fragmented and laying now in dead ground
For I accept and face then whatever today may bring Right was really wrong
Wrong was really write after all
Your light is really darkness
My darkness is real light
Guiding the path of this serpent hearted man Three cycles of life now flow inside of you
The human the animal the spiritual man
And now in accord with all of natures way
The tracks of this serpent are now there for you to begin Right was really wrong
Wrong was really write after all
Your light is really darkness
My darkness is real light
Guiding the path of this serpent hearted man