from by Mandatory



This life is now over greed will
Not be the immortal we won’t enslave

(Speech) Greed has poisoned men’s souls; Has barricaded the world with hate We have developed speed, But we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance Has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical Cleverness, hard and unkind

We sacrifice until we bleed
Our dignity
More than machinery we need

Don’t give yourself to these
Unnatural men
Machine men with machine minds
And machine hearts

You aren’t machines
You are not chained
To these ambassadors
Of hatred fear and despise

We sacrifice until we bleed
Our dignity
More than machinery we need

The kingdom of God is within man
Not one man
Freedom - Liberty - the empire is gone

(Clean) Let us fight for a new world
(Speech) Let us fight for a world of reason, A world where science and progress Will lead to all men’s independence. Soldiers, in the name of freedom, Let us all unite"!


(Clean)For the sake of freedom let a new day arise
(Speech) By the promise of these things, Brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill their promise. They never will! We will

The hate of men will pass and dictators die And the power they took from the people Will return Will return


from Catharsis (LP), released September 20, 2014
[Music by Chris Hörmann]
[Lyrics by Max Hundsberger, Mike Pfaffenhuemer]



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