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The Promise

by Ringworm

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Demons from Hell Set my soul afire Angels from Heaven Bring wood and stoke the pyre I see myself a newborn fashioned in my dreams, saying "If you are that which you do, then what does that make me?" Time to burn, time to sleep Blind to faith, my soul weeps I'm pierced by an unholy cross I'm pierced by the symbol of God Accept your angel of choice Disallow, disbelieve Blasphemate my soul I feel the grip of reality tighten around my throat Try to solve the puzzle, cannot slay the beast In its house, in its land lies my missing piece Thirsty in the desert and I've run out of wine Beg with bleeding lips as I await the sign A leader with no vision is the first to cast I've withstood my trials and my passion hasn't flown I'm pierced by an unholy cross And I'm pierced by the symbol of a God I can't call my own Salvation's kingdom, take me home Job
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Urine 01:32
Urine smelling place I'm coming Dip for virgin's blood It's showing Taste of melted skin and knowing Take it all and burn your bridges Cover up your eyes You can't see that there is no way Living for tomorrow But you can't because you fear today Paranoid time You're dead You can't relax Take your love and stick it in your ass I've gotta go with what I know and use my gifts from down below And what's cold to you is warm to me And I'll laugh Disease will only bleed
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Sideshow 02:04
Your brain's a fuckin' thimble with a slow leak Your thoughts are so fucking shallow That a mouse couldn't drown It makes me sick to hear the words you speak When we both know when you talk There's nothing underneath So you look into my face and say "Why do you act this way?" You want the truth It's sad but true Society screwed me and so did you Shun me cuz I'm not part of your act Well you'll never understand what you have done Time will tell whether you are worthy I've touched you all in one way or another I could show you so much more If you'd open your eyes and your faith Sideshow in my mind Twisting and smashing the thorn in my side Your innocence was lost without a trace Stolen by a foolish embrace I'm very good at what I do Deep inside you know it's true I can show you so much Just be a part of my sideshow
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Flatline 01:04
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The Promise 02:06
Pray for the day of forgiving rain When my heart opens up in refrain And I sleep with you in your grave Because I am a slave to the promise The promise Grow, grow at a devil's pace Oh disease of my disgrace An empty place that slaps my face And reminds me of the promise The promise Forever Ripped apart by my spirit Do you feel insane or is it only tissue? The first of so many more Time flies when it's even score Slash and burn and find another one I know you belong to me and that's a promise
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Disease Earthly pleasures tease Bring you to your knees you're on Pray to my God Beg forgiveness Demon's con Drink the plague straight from the cup Baptized sex with demon slut You Time forgets But I will not forgive your ignorance You'll never see, you're blind Your God has stole your soul It's bought and sold Your lord has lied Lies, a bunch of fucking lies Till death do us part
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Scratching Fingers numb, knuckles raw Bloated and fattened for the kill Pounding In the heart, in the hands Cesspool of embyronic scum Holy hands caress and savour you But I do the things you wish you could do The witchhunt is on A sin of loyalty and love The witchhunt is on A moral switch to fuck the dove Severed season, mass decay It ushers in a new age The witchhunt is on A sin of loyalty and love The witchhunt is on And I'll kick and scratch and bite my way towards the sun Scratch, I'm scratching away And I'm scratching away at the likeness of vanity
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Consumed 02:43
I'm consumed, you're consumed They're consumed, we're all fuckin' consumed And still with no mercy for you 13 knots bring the fairies Opposed by the heartless God Whispered winds say "Spit in the face of the bastard child" Deny all the things that you've been taught And the bitter thoughts that my heart knows far too well And I've touched the face of God And it is cold, it is dead And the face of God is dead And I'll save you From the things that you saved me from I'm gonna take your life in cold blood And I'll give you a taste of Hell Are my ways catching up with me? The things I feel and the things that I see There's more than one way I can hurt you Don't think I'm done when I'm not through Little friends with bent halos And the bitter thoughts that follow where I go We are Gods if we are heartless Drink his blood and piss on that bastard's corpse When it's tied in 13 knots
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Necropolis 01:36
Dark side of white face sour Tetanus branded in my mind Have taste of your disease I'm granted power over thee and thine Execute the one who'd be king The plague bearer shall bear his throne I'm sickened by society Ashamed to call this planet home Living in the witches season Close your eyes bow your head Smell the air and feel the breeze The cleansing of humanity is the chore The instrument of destruction is the irony of holy war Witness the end of our world Necropolis
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Bonus (Live) 03:54

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released January 1, 2003

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Ringworm Cleveland, Ohio

Ever since emerging from the Cleveland underground, RINGWORM has garnered the immediate attention of hardcore and metal fans. RINGWORM displays an awesome ferocity in the power of its instruments, and vocalist The Human Furnace uses his voice as a tool to extract the diabolical nature of anyone who hears it. The band has released 8 albums and toured with dozens of prominent acts over the years. ... more

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