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Back City Of Evil
1. Beast And The Harlot (5:40)
2. Burn It Down (4:58)
3. Blinded In Chains (6:34)
4. Bat Country (5:13)
5. Trashed And Scattered (5:53)
6. Seize The Day (5:32)
7. Sidewinder (7:01)
8. The Wicked End (7:10)
9. Strength Of The World (9:14)
10. Betrayed (6:47)
11. M.I.A. (8:46)

ADDITIONAL MUSIC:
Violins
: Samuel Fischer, Mark Robertson (soloist), Songa Lee-Kitto, Sam Foricola,
Bruce Dukov, Alan Grunfield, Larry Greenfield, Liane Mautner
Violas: David Walther, Matthew Funes, Alma Fernandez
Cellos: Victor Lawrence (soloist), David Low, David Mergen
Choir: Jeannine Wagner, Zachary Biggs, Colton Beyer-Johnson, Josiah Yiu, Nathan Cruz,
Stephen Cruz, CJ Cruz, Sean Sullivan, Alan Hong, Nico Walsh, Sally Stevens
Piano: The Rev (Seize The Day), Synyster Gates (Beast And The Harlot, Sidewinder)
Acoustic/Spanish Guitar: Brian Haner (soloist)

01 BEAST AND THE HARLOT

(5:40)

This shining city built of gold
A far cry from innocence
There's more than meets the eye round here
Look to the waters of the deep
A city of evil

There sat a seven-headed beast
Ten horns raised from his head
Symbolic woman sits on his thrown
But hatred strips her and leaves her naked
The beast and the harlot

She's a dwelling place for demons
She's a cage for every unclean spirit, every filthy bird
And makes us drink the poisoned wine
To fornicating with our kings
Fallen now is Babylon the Great

The city dressed in jewels and gold
Fine linen, Myrrh and pearls
Her plagues will come all at once
As her mourners watch her burn
Destroyed in an hour

Merchants and captains of the world
Sailors, navigators too
Will weep and mourn this loss
With her sins piled to the sky
The beast and the harlot

She's a dwelling place for demons
She's a cage for every unclean spirit, every filthy bird
And makes us drink the poisoned wine
To fornicating with our kings
Fallen now is Babylon the Great

The day has come for all us sinners
If you're not a servant you'll be struck to the ground
Flee the burning, greedy city
Looking back on her to see there's nothing around

I don't believe in fairytales
And no one wants to go to Hell
But we made the wrong decision and it's easy to see
Now if you wanna serve above or be a king below with us
Your'e welcome to the city where your future is set forever

She's a dwelling place for demons
She's a cage for every unclean spirit, every filthy bird
And makes us drink the poisoned wine
To fornicating with our kings
Fallen now is Babylon the Great
She's a dwelling place for demons
She's a cage for every unclean spirit, every filthy bird
And makes us drink the poisoned wine
To fornicating with our kings
Fallen now is Babylon the Great

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02 BURN IT DOWN

(4:58)

Jealousy's an ugly word, but you don't seem to care
Converse behind my back, but now I'm here
Need no one to comply with me though everyone that I defeat
Don't need you, fuck camaraderie, this rage will never go away

Hatred fuels my blood, I'll burn ya down (you can't help me)
One king to watch the horsemen fall, I'll fight till the end (I won't help you)
I can't trust anyone, see it in my eyes
Now I can understand, it's sorrow that feeds your lies

You're on my back when the water gets too deep for you to breathe
A crutch for you that won't always be there
Hide in the dark another day, the fear in you is here to stay
So keep the fuck away from me and learn to trust the words I say

Hatred fuels my blood, I'll burn ya down (you can't help me)
One king to watch the horsemen fall, I'll fight till the end (I won't help you)
I can't trust anyone, witness and see it in my eyes
Now I can understand, put faith in you for the last time
It's sorrow that feeds your lies

Run from me before I tear you down (be afraid)
You chose the wrong side (it feels so right)

I won't help you, let you rot away (despise what you say)
Run towards the light, exposing your soul (we won't be there by your side)
Salvation's dying (somebody's crying)
We're all gone in the end, sweet child we'll miss you
So far away, far away

I can't trust anyone, witness and see it in my eyes
Now I can understand, put faith in you for the last time
It's sorrow that feeds your lies

Falling away, can't fight back time
Burn it down anyway

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03 BLINDED IN CHAINS

(6:34)

And we're at it again, I turn around another fucking war, man
I don't know where to begin, but I'll start with the radical leaders
Their steps we're followinh

Running, don't go back and fight, too many you'll lose
(And as clowns you follow suit behind the blood between the red and white
and blue but it's too deep for you to see and everyone
eventually will take the step cause it's in sight you take the left
I'll take the right I fell the hate you've built for me and I say pay attention baby)

As they thank the Lord the blind can't see
Like a plague fed to the brain deadly disease

But it wasn't a sin, a sorry life, judging every action
And as they're feeding your mind with this shit
You forget how to speak how to ask all the questions

The business at hand tonight, make the people choose
(I see another side in you but there's not much more I can do
from on the outside looking in your government is listenin'
to push you on the story of immortal father mortal son
give them your mind and all your wealth the cycle will rebirth itself)

If they had it their way, I'd burn in Hell
And your future's a fucking disaster, can't you see
Don't give them all the power when your future's in desperate trouble baby

As they thank the Lord the blind can't see
Like a plague fed to the brain deadly disease
I'd run away tonight, with my mind still intact you gotta make it alright
Easier said than done, with no place to hide and having no place to

Running away from condition
I see you but you're running away from
Your scared seducive system

Most would claim I live a lie (I live a lie)
When pointing out it's easy to predict these things (Predict these things)
Every color has its side (I have a side)
They live together, vote and most embrace the same dark ties

Please help us, please save us
Of course they have control we're all the same

Up on the cross
Crucified their problem, drove the nail and let him rot
Family and friends
It won't matter in the end, I'm sure they'll understand

Now look at the world and see, how the humans bleed
As I sit up here and wonder bout how you sold your mind, body and soul
Looking at the fields so green, I know this sounds obscene
I see you're living for tomorrow but decisions you have made will leave you empty

As they thank the Lord the blind can't see
Like a plague fed to the brain deadly disease
I'd run away tonight, with my mind still intact you gotta make it alright
Easier said than done, with no place to hide and having no place to

You've fallen asleep in denial
Look at the way we're dying
How it ends I'll never know
Just live your life blind like me

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04 BAT COUNTRY

(5:13)

He who makes a beast out of himself
Gets rid of the pain of being a man

Caught here in a fiery blaze
Won't lose my will to stay

I tried to drive all through the night
The heat stroke ridden weather, the barren empty sights
No oasis here to see
The sand is singing deathless words to me

Can't you help me as I'm startin' to burn (All alone)
Too many doses and I'm starting to get an attraction
My confidence is leavin' me on my own (All alone)
No one can save me and you know I don't want the attention

As I adjust to my new sights
The rarely tired lights will take me to new heights
My hand is on the trigger, I'm ready to ignite
Tomorrow might not make it, but everything's all right

Mental fiction, follow me
Show me what it's like to be set free

Can't you help me as I'm startin' to burn (All alone)
Too many doses and I'm starting to get an attraction
My confidence is leavin' me on my own (All alone)
No one can save me and you know I don't want the attention

So sorry you're not here
I've been sane too long, my vision's so unclear
Now, take a trip with me, but
Don't be surprised when things aren't what they seem

Caught here in a fiery blaze
Won't lose my will to stay
These eyes wont see the same
After I flip today

Sometimes I don't know why
We'd rather live than die
We look up towards the sky
For answers to our lives
We may get some solutions
But most just pass us by
Don't want your absolution
Cause I can't make it right

I'll make a beast out of myself
Gets rid of all the pain of being a man

Can't you help me as I'm startin' to burn (All alone)
Too many doses and I'm starting to get an attraction
My confidence is leavin' me on my own (All alone)
No one can save me and you know I don't want the attention

So sorry you're not here
I've been sane too long, my vision's so unclear
Now, take a trip with me, but
Don't be surprised when things aren't what they seem

I've known it from the start
All these good ideas will tear your brain apart
Scared but you can follow me
I'm too weird to live, but much too rare to die

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05 TRASHED AND SCATTERED

(5:53)

Keep on writing you're just raping yourself
(Nothing can take my mind away from them)
Don't you ask about me, ask about somebody else
(Once I've fallen there's many stories to tell)

I can't feel it, won't embrace it
It's overwhelming how far you take it
(Stuck in a state of questioning)
And don't you tell me, you know we're destined
You won't convince me, I won't listen
(Resentment building, you've put our lives on hold)

Trashed and scattered again, I'm feelin so low
You waste your breath while fuckin with me, my blood is so cold
My destinations always unknown, I'll find my way there
But you God damned mother fuckers always wasting my time

I won't be the victim, but the first to cast a stone
Sedated nights to the bar room fights as metropolis takes its toll
And don't you try to stop me, it's a place you'll never know
Don't try to judge or take shots at me, I'll never let you seize control

Play your game, you better walk away
Your integrity don't mean shit
Crawl on me you fucking parasite
And I'm gonna take you out

Label me, that's fine, I'll be somebody else
(Nothing in front of me but holes ahead)
Lie about my life, have a story to tell
(Lights went down, I was on the edge and I fell)

Oh you're so insightful, let me remind you
To twist and break me, should make you worried
(Long way to go and you're right there)
Two-faced liar, don't try and know me
Deceit brings fire, makes sure you can't breathe
(Pick at pieces of my body below)

I never bothered with all the rumors
Too much garbage (all the same)
(I know my destination) I'll stand right here
Come on you falsehood deceitful liar (There's no shame)

Don't ever take my side, now I know you're never right
And I'll justify the means (Nothing's what it seems)
I'll stand around and fight, but there's no point tonight
Been chained to this machine

Trashed and scattered again, I'm feelin so low
You waste your breath while fuckin with me, my blood is so cold
My destinations always unknown, I'll find my way there
God damned imposter, are you out of your mind

I walk down these roads alone, and now you see here
My feelings that I'm having towards you are perfectly clear
(I control this ride)
My devils appetite is tonight and now I'm alright
But you God damnned mother fuckers always wasting my time

Play your game, you better walk away
Your integrity don't mean shit
Crawl on me you fucking parasite
And I'm gonna take you out

I won't be the victim, but the first to cast a stone
Sedated nights to the bar room fights as metropolis takes its toll
And don't you try to stop me, it's a place you'll never know
Don't try to judge or take shots at me, I'll never let you seize control

Voice1Don't try and get the best of me
Voice2No one can help but your own self
Voice1City makes my body ache
Voice2Lonely, don't try to prey on me

Voice1Don't try and get the best of me
Voice2Don't go on, keep dying, yeah
Voice3No one can help but your own self
Voice1City makes my body ache
Voice2No more use in trying, yeah
Voice3Lonely, don't try to prey on me

And my body's trashed and low
But to you I'll never show myself or what's inside
And I've seen it all before, but now settle the score
I'll never join your side

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06 SEIZE THE DAY

(5:32)

Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
It's empty and cold without you here
Too many people to ache over

I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
But I'm too young to worry
These streets we travel on will undergo our same lost past

I found you here, now please just stay for a while
I can move on with you around
I hand you my mortal life, but will it be forever
I'd do anything for a smile, holding you till our time is done
We both know the day will come, but I don't want to leave you

I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
But I'm too young to worry
A melody, a memory, or just one picture

Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
It's empty and cold without you here
Too many people to ache over

Newborn life replacing all of us
Changing this fable we live in
No longer needed here so where should we go
Will you take a journey tonight
Follow me past the walls of death
But girl, what if there is no eternal life

I see my vision burn
I feel my memories fade with time
But I'm too young to worry
A melody, a memory, or just one picture

Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
It's empty and cold without you here
Too many people to ache over
Trials in life, questions of us existing here
Don't wanna die alone without you here
Please tell me what we have is real

So, what if I never hold you, or kiss your lips again
SO I never want to leave you and the memories for us to see
I beg, don't leave me

Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
It's empty and cold without you here
Too many people to ache over
Trials in life, questions of us existing here
Don't wanna die alone without you here
Please tell me what we have is real

Silence you lost me, no chance for one more day
Silence you lost me, no chance for one more day
(Silence you lost me, no chance for one more day)
I stand here alone
(Silence you lost me, no chance for one more day)
Falling away from you, no chance to get back home
(Silence you lost me, no chance for one more day)
I stand here alone
(Silence you lost me, no chance for one more day)
Falling away from you, no chance to get back home

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07 SIDEWINDER

(7:01)

I slide through the wasteland that's my world
My hunger takes your life, preyed on to keep me aliv
Mercy's all that you need, mercy's empty in me

Can't you feel the poison rising
Out of the morning and clear through the night
You can feel my strength destroy you
Straight to the heart from the venomous bite

That's right, I shed my skin tonight, but my fangs are hard to hide
And you know that you're going to die
Mercy's all that you need, mercy's empty in me

Can't you feel the poison rising
Out of the morning and clear through the night
You can feel my strength destroy you
Straight to the heart from the venomous bite

I can't regret, can't escape
Decisions made for me, no control
Fire that burns but never dies
Wrapped around, I'll bury my fangs inside

Making my way through the night, you're still in my sight
You're running away cause you know you can't hide
My instincts are cold blooded hate
To you I'm the bearer of fate
Wrong place and now the wrong time
Now terror is all that you'll find

Can't you feel the poison rising
Straight to the heart of the venomous bite

Can't you feel the poison rising
Out of the morning and clear through the night
You can feel my strength destroy you
Straight to the heart from the venomous bite

I can't regret, can't escape
Decisions made for me, no control
Fire that burns but never dies
Wrapped around, I'll bury my fangs inside

Stay inside tonight (You're out there all alone)
Vanish from my sights (Venomous control)
You won't make it right (My appetite has grown)
Lost the final fight (No love will be shown)
Stay inside tonight (You're out there all alone)
Vanish from my sights (Venomous control)
You can't make it right (My appetite has grown)
Lost the final fight (No love will be shown)

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08 THE WICKED END

(7:10)

Man's becoming more corrupt now, godless, wicked, and cruel
The soulless man stood silenced, Mary's words rang so true
Chastisement worse than the flood, spread the word, its all through
Don't kill the messenger girl
As if we haven't swam enough in this life of misery

Voice your prophecy, shed us some light
Feel sorrow for mankind's chance to survive
Swallowed lies and swam in our own tears
A stab in the dark but it wounded our will
We won't be here tomorrow
Hold on to me for one last time

We've grown into the number, six hundred sixty six
War breaks, a sign of the end, eternally expelled
Look to the sky for knowledge, the stars align tonight
Eclipse and heaven shall fall
Now I know I've seen it all in my life of misery

Voice your prophecy, shed us some light
Feel sorrow for mankind's chance to survive
Swallowed lies and swam in your own tears
A stab in the dark but it wounded our will
Dust the apple off, savor each bite
And deep inside you know Adam was right
Lust and power, indulgence, no fear
Left with his sins, how does this end
We won't be here tomorrow, hold on to me for one last time

As the prophets shed the light on what's to come
The crowds did gather
Your time is precious, they explained, no time to worry
Messiah's coming
Don't go to sleep tonight, darling, hold me in your arms
These will be our final days and I can't let go

Walls are falling, churches burning, women ravaged, children crying
Flesh is tearing, some still fighting
In this world of misery

Voice your prophecy, shed us some light
Feel sorrow for mankind's chance to survive
Swallowed lies and swam in your own tears
A stab in the dark but it wounded our will
Dust the apple off, savor each bite
And deep inside you know Adam was right
Lust and power, indulgence, no fear
Left with his sins, how does this end
We won't be here tomorrow, hold on to me for one last time

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09 STRENGTH OF THE WORLD

(9:14)

My story starts the day they said she can't be found
The news so dark, heart stopped, I stood silent without a sound

It's over, she's finished, mother lies with my father and sister too
Cold blooded, they suffered, shot down by the outlaws after you
Sorrow swallows my screams

Strength of the world is on my shoulders
Strength of the world is on my side
Strength of the world, the one true beholder
Ice in my veins for those who've died

I've seen my family fade away, you've taken my whole life
There's nothing left to say

Avenge the dead kill all who cross me in my path
Suicidal, I never planned on coming back
I want it, I need it, revenge is dripping from my teeth
Need nothing, to feel power, and bring the killers to their knees

Nothing to lose, vengeance to gain (You know I'll never be the same)
So taste my breath I'm close behind you (So desperate on your final day)
Sorrow swallows my screams

Strength of the world is on my shoulders
Strength of the world is on my side
Strength of the world, the one true beholder
Ice in my veins for those who've died

I've seen my family fade away, you've taken my whole life
There's nothing left to say

Sitting in silence with heaven above me
I prayed every night by their graves
While I search for closure I feel it no longer
I can't turn my cheek away
I'll stand before you, I'll sin when I have to
But now I leave your side, to avenge my family's pride

I've seen my family fade away, you've taken my whole life
There's nothing left to say

Strength of the world is on my shoulders
Strength of the world is on my side
Strength of the world, the one true beholder
Ice in my veins for those who've died

So far forever now alone
A greater punishment on me has been imposed
A killer falling from the light
I'll miss my family, I'll never be alright

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10 BETRAYED

(6:47)

Passion in my eyes, I lived it everyday
But how could you go throw it all away
In my dreams it's me and you
It's there I saw it all come true
As time went by faith in you grew
So one thing's left for me to do

I feel it burn inside, burn in me like the rising sun
Lifted into the sky, took away the only thing I loved
I know after tonight all your power crumbles in my arms
So don't worry, I'll be fine, when my life ends, I'll leave this scar

A smoking gun in hand, now don't you realize what you've done
Put a bullet in his back, your hero since you were so young
How could you kill the man who brought salvation through your pain
He must mean everything to end it all this shameful way

Passion in my eyes, I lived it everyday
But how could you go throw it all away
In my dreams it's me and you
It's there I saw it all come true
As time went by faith in you grew
So one thing's left for me to do

I started here so young and helped you get along
Just did it for the love, and people healed through us
Don't live your life in vain, don't take it out on me
You're cracked, so just remember, I'm not your enemy
I don't deserve to fall this way, by a man who felt betrayed

I felt so down and you're around to rescue me
Every note and every word, I'm listening
Sometimes problems seem too deep to take (too hard to take)
Sometimes I cry thinking my future looks so bleak

Finally, together we were destined
I know what's best for us in the end
Someone hear me, someone stop me
Someone listen, why aren't you listening

Passion in my eyes, I lived it everyday
But how could you go throw it all away
In my dreams it's me and you
It's there I saw it all come true
As time went by faith in you grew
So one thing's left for me to do
In my dreams it's me and you
It's there I saw it all come true
As time went by faith in you grew
So one thing's left, to finish you

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11 M.I.A.

(8:46)

Staring at the carnage
Praying that the sun will never rise
Living another day in disguise
These feelings cant be right
Lend me your courage to stand up and fight
On tonight

Stand up and fight

Now fighting rages on and on
To challenge me you must be strong
I'll walk your land but don't belong
Two million soldiers cant be wrong

It's no fun but I've been here before
I'm far from home and I'm fighting your war
(Not the way I pictured this, I wanted better things)
Some are scared, others killing for fun
I shot a mother in front of her son
(Take this from my consciousness and please erase my dreams)

Fight for honor, fight for your life
Pray to god that our side is right
Even though we won I still may lose
Until I make it home to you
I see your mother still in tears
Grew up so fast, where did those years go
Memories wont let you cry
Unless I don't return tonight

So many soldiers on the other side
I take their lives so they can't take mine
(Scared to make it out alive, now murder's all I know)
Nobody tells me all the reasons were here
I have my weapons so there's nothing to fear
(Another day another life but nothing real to show for)

Fight for honor, fight for your life
Pray to god that our side is right
Even though we won I still may lose
Until I make it home to you
I see your mother still in tears
Grew up so fast, where did those years go
Memories wont let you cry
Unless I don't return tonight

Staring at the carnage
Praying that the sun will never rise.
Living another day in disguise
These feelings cant be right
Lend me your courage to stand up and fight

Watching the death toll rise
Wondering how I'm alive
Stranger's blood on my hands, shot all I can
There were no silent nights
Watching your brothers all die
To destroy all their plans
With no thought of me

No thought of me
No thought of me

I walk the city lonely
Memories that haunt are passing by
A murderer walks your streets tonight
Forgive me for my crimes
Don't forget that I was so young, fought so scared
In the name of God and Country

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