LYRICS - WITCHFINDER GENERAL

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Friends Of Hell

Love On Smack

You say your life's been wasted
You say there's nothing left
You’ve been so disillusioned
Living on your theft

You call up ask to meet me
Under our favourite tree
I say this must be real bad
For you to call on me

I get there and I find you under our favourite tree
I can smell the blossom, and hear the buzzing bee
I sit down right beside you and I look into your eyes
I feel a deep emotion as you look onto the skies

and she says

"I've lived a life of evil. Some people say I'm mad"
"I've been through prostitution. You can't count the men I've had."
"I've lived on what I’ve stolen, and hoped inside a lie."
"I beg you stay and hear me now, and help me while I die."

I say "What are you talking of? Oh what is this you say?"
"Dying's not for you my love."
You say "It's what I pay!"

You say "I thought you'd understand first to make love to me."
"I still remember feeling your gland rubbing deep in me."
"Passionate feelings they arouse. Never ask me why."
"Please make love to me once more, here before I die."

She's dying, dying
The best way out

She's dying, dying
Please don't shout

"Don't tell the world what I tell you here."
"Nor call a doctor while I die it’s drawing near."

I kiss her once upon the cheek, her arms they embrace me
She whispers softly while carressing "Darling can't you see?"
"We both make love so passionate, our feelings they must show."
Our climaxes now they fulfill. Her eyes they close "Oh no!"

She's dying, dying
The best way out
She's dying, dying
Please don't shout

"Don't tell the world what I tell you here."
"Nor call a doctor while I die it’s drawing near."


She's dying
She's dying
She's dying
She's dead


Last Chance

Would you step inside my time machine
Come see places you have never been
To Vortex Hill of eternal life
Or back in time, *Yeah!* to see the strife *Yeah!*

Where do we come from now?
Where do we go?
Just follow me now and I will show
You the beginning *Yeah!* and the end
You think they're happy but you know they only pretend *Yeah!*

Now all your people you know they are perverse
Turn time round, no, it’s in a reverse
Got no logic, got no respect
Their minds and brains, they don't seem to connect *Yeah!*


Music

When I was a young boy
Rock became my life
Sixteen I married it
Then it was my wife
Dreamt of making records
Thought it would be fun
To make you people happy
Each and every one

I need music
Oh yeah I do
I need music, every day
I need music
Oh yeah I do
I need music, every day
Oh at the age of 18
Lyrics I did write
A friend he wrote some music
Sometimes we’d fight
Then we got things sorted
Saw things eye to eye
Now I know that writing music we will die

I need music
Oh yeah I do
I need music, every day
I need music
Oh yeah I do
I need music, every day

I need music Rock it is my way

I need music
Oh yeah I do
I love music, every day

Oh yeah I do!
I love music, every day

I love music, oh yeah I do
I love music every day
I love music my music
I love it every day


Friends of Hell

Midnight approaches
A circle is formed
Their faces are evil
Their minds are deformed

They preach to their demons
Sacrifice is prepared
She's placed in a circle
Oh and a dagger is beared

I’ve caught them all a-gathering
To commit a blood crime act of madness
Their evil posessed minds
Can kill with only gladness
To sacrifice a young one
To Satan on that day
And perish after death
The Satanist’s on their path

Human corpses from the grave
Used in worships I am dismayed
Satan pleasures yeah deaths and treasures
Must be ready no not delayed.

The sacrifice is prepared
Her naked flesh was pure
They wrap her in some red vines
No sight for good I am sure

Then shout their words of evil
Brainwashed into their minds
The sacrificed dagger
'Tis placed in hands which bind

Devouring human flesh just to spill his blood like rain
Satanists rage against mankind
Take away his brain

They’ve sold their souls to Satan
Their witchcraft it is obscene
To be a dedicated disciple
To Satan this does mean

But I am here, They see me and they freeze
I shout the words of sacred scrolls on my knees
A steaming stench, their flesh it runs like oil
I hear their master shouting from under the soil

Their friends of Hell
Friends of Hell

Their friends of Hell


Requiem For Youth

My life's been abused, my mind is confused
Best must have passed by
So now I must die
Writing these words now, finding it hard
To tell you my problems you'll just disregard

To these words I write
Oh lend me your ears just for tonight.

Love it is something could never understand
Alcohol it seems is all I demand.

Deeper and deeper depression sets in.
You don't understand now the way I have been.

To these words I write
Oh lend me your ears just for tonight.

You say you'll pull through
You don't really care
To you I am scum
Just a flea in your hair

He pays you no money
The boss wants it all
Oh answer him back
Redundant you fall

Redundant you fall

Oh go on they say now through rough and grim
They don't understand the state I am in
I'm lonely and cold now, got scars on my wrist
I know if I die I would not be missed

To these words I write
Oh lend me your ears just for tonight

I'm on my own now, I stop day and night
Or out on the street I get into a fight
Sorry for myself Yeah maybe it's true
I'm cooped up in my room with fuck all to do

*Yeah!* Now I'm unemployed

I blame it on them, but I cannot win
Holding the knife now to plunge in my chest
I ain't got the guts maybe it’s best


Shadowed Images

Are we here or is this really the end?
Are you real or just a vision they send?
I see you now, but are you really a friend?
When I switch off Is this really the end?

The bubble of life confuses me
I need to know just why
My thoughts are just abusing me
Oh why why do we live to die?

Could it be we're only here to amuse
Oh I wish I did know their games,
I'd try and confuse
Do I think or is it there in control?
What purpose have I?
I need to know my role

The bubble of life confuses me
I need to know just why
My thoughts are just abusing me
Oh why? why do we live to die?

I'm trapped inside my head, with only my thoughts
I just keep on aging no-one ever consults
My curious mind it never seems to rest
Maybe I'm programmed
Just put down here for the test


I lost You

Destitute and empty
Can't stop thinking of you
You’ve turned my blue skies all cloudy grey

Oh I loved you but lost you
You were so untrue
Yes I loved you but lost you

Why didn't I listen to you mama

Emotionally you broke me when you went away
Condemning me to loneliness like only a woman could
Contemplating suicide
My mamma said you'd be untrue

Oh I loved but lost you
You were so untrue
Yes I loved you but lost you

Why didn't I listen to you mama


Quietus Reprise

You're going nowhere
What you gonna do on the run?
I'd hate to be in your shoes now, you've got to run
He's gonna find you, he’s gonna get you on the run
He's right behind you
Don't look round, he's got a gun

Servitude you escaped from
Now you've got to hide
His servitors are coming in from the other side
A quick disguise, you get away, just one more time
He'll keep on coming, Oh you know he won't resign

You lie awake at night hard a-thinkin’
You must not sleep just keep your eyes a-blinkin’
Frightened he might come Oh when you're sleepin'
Listen in the bushes, Is that him creepin'?

Irrationally you walk the streets at night
Your mind is irrevokable by daylight
He has a plan to get you it's a treat
He's got you where he wants
You bit the bait

You lie awake at night hard a-thinkin’
You must not sleep just keep your eyes a-blinkin’
Frightened he might come Oh when you're sleepin'
Listen in the bushes Is that him creepin'?

A sudden move the bullet yes it hits you hard
He's impeccable you know he caught you off your guard
A sudden move, another shot Yeah you provoke
It seems to me
It was the death finishing stroke