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Testament - Brotherhood of the Snake

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Testament'2016

Brotherhood of the SnakeRelease by: Nuclear Blast

Testament - Brotherhood of the Snake
The length can be different in the booklet, in the player and on the different disks.
1. Brotherhood of the Snake

(04:14)

2. The Pale King

(04:51)

3. Stronghold

(04:01)

4. Seven Seals

(05:39)

5. Born in a Rut

(04:58)

6. Centuries of Suffering

(03:34)

7. Black Jack

(04:22)

8. Neptune's Spear

(05:26)

9. Canna-Business

(03:47)

10. The Number Game

(04:38)



 
Brotherhood of the Snake
Coiled forever in the darkness below
They await for the right time to strike
Defending the truth and protecting the lies
Reptilian shedding their skin

They gather in masses encrypting the stars
To breed slaves sworn to war
The thrashing and bashing and blistering burns
Death brought forth to the world

Serpent's eyes always watching you
Without a trace, the covenant of the snake
Succumbing unto your fate, they've been watching you
Through shape shift eyes in Samarian disguise
By the gods who decree our fate
By the gods who decree our fate

solo Alex

De-luvium religions of monarchs and gods
The hideous hydra takes shape
The bloodline descendants of it's original form
The dragon of Egypt awakes

They've taken the tablets and hidden the scrolls
To deceive the ones they protect
The truth of creation, mutation of man
Entombed in the Vatican walls

Serpent's eyes always watching you
Without a trace, the covenant of the snake
Succumbing unto your fate, they've been watching you
Through shape shift eyes in Samarian disguise
By the gods who decree our fate
By the gods who decree our fate
The gods who decree our fate
By the gods who decree our fate

Now!
We are the ones who dominate
Five thousand years, silent control
Societies to subjugate
Eternity complete control
The brotherhood of the snake
And we will always assume control!
 
 
The Pale King
I was awakened by the howling of the dog
Or perhaps a wolf
Summoned by the voices who are shouting in my ear
The pale king comes from afar

Before the time, who will decide
I've lived to see one thousand moons
I am weak, I am ill
I am old with a taste for the kill

solo Eric

All that I've seen in the years that I possess
The faces I don't recognize
Summoning the ancients with the evil that awaits
Reading from the book of the dead

Zone of the Gods, below the sea
I've traveled amongst the stars
I am life, I am Death
I control the gates of this world

The pale kings reign, condemns this world
Their doing time till the end of there lives

Falling, travaling through out this world
Falling, fallen from the skies
Taken from the prophecy as they control your mind
The pale kings hold your fate

One hundred thousand years and counting
One hundred thousand million more to go
Throughout his life he keeps on searching
The pale king makes this world his own

And the seals of these are written herein
Yet others I must take with me
The spirit of Daemon no longer known
Anu have mercy on my soul

solo Alex
 
 
Stronghold
Elected to the show and our freedom never knows
How is who and where to why we fail
Those who are in charge in controlling who we are
When there's nothing we can even fucking do, up rise stronghold

Fight for survival, fighting for your life
We're fighting for the reptiles
Freedom of speech, freedom of lies
They tell us what we want to hear, it happens all the time

Does it mater what the people say, hey
Does it matter to you, who
Does it mater what the people say, hey
What do the people want to do

Feeling no devotion, the final vote is in
People have elected, the incumbent to win
The time is for reprisal, time to incite
'Cause there's nothing we can even fucking do, up rise stronghold

Putting it together and forcing them to fight
Bringing home the reptiles who bled the world dry
Seeing through their speeches and reading through their lies
They show us what we want to see, it happens all the time

Does it mater what the people say, hey
Does it matter to you, who
Does it mater what the people say, hey
And there's nothing you can do

Up rise stronghold

What is the price you'll pay, no need to beg or borrow
Is there a better way will our children see tomorrow
Don't live in yesterday, so take the lead not follow
Forever holiday, we have the final say

solo Alex

Up rise stronghold

Feeling no devotion, the final vote is in
People have elected, the incumbent to win
The time is for reprisal, time to incite
'Cause there's nothing we can even fucking do, up rise stronghold

Fight for survival, fighting for your life
We're fighting for the reptiles
Freedom of speech, freedom of lies
They show us what we want to see, it happens all the time

Does it mater what the people say, hey
Does it matter to you, who
Does it mater what the people say, hey
What do the people want to do
 
 
Seven Seals
Prophecy was written in the pages of old
What will these words reveal
Locked away and hidden until the end of time
The only way to open is to break all the seals

Revelation tells us, weep not behold
For the lion of Judah prevails
Christ wins the fight with Satan the devil
He alone can now open the book from the seals

'Till the end of time as it was written
It's the end of the line, let it be done

This chapter will tell us of the crisis on earth
The beginning of a birth of a new age
First seal reveals false prophet will ride
The second seal leads us to war

'Till the end of time as it was written
It's the end of the line, let it be done

The third seal will break let the famine begins
The pestilence comes from the fourth
As the rest of them break, you hear sounds from the heavens
Cries from the trumpets sound out

'Till the end of time as it was written
It's the end of the line, let it be done

Step by step, the horseman will ride
Beware as false God deceives
Step by step when the white horse arrives
Christ wields his sword to the sky
Step by step by step, Christ comes wearing his crown

lead Eric

As the tales came to pass at the end of the world
The signs would come to be true
As a voice in the midst would speak of the beast
What was told will only bring death

As the tales came to pass at the end of the world
The signs would come to be true
As a voice in the midst would speak of the beast
What was told will only bring death

'Till the end of time as it was written
It's the end of the line, let it be done

solo Alex

Step by step, the horseman will ride
Beware as false God deceives
Step by step when the white horse arrives
Christ wields his sword to the sky
Step by step by step, Christ comes wearing his crown
 
 
Born in a Rut
Born in a rut, raised to love abuse
No innocence, never needed an excuse
To lie and cheat, the word on the street
Is just I am just no good, right?

(Yeah, I know I'm not right, but I just don't care)

Now I won't budge, keep your hands off me
Less you hear is the less that I believe
I still lie and cheat the word on the street
And yes, I'm no good, right?

Hey you, don't tell me what to believe
Hey you, I wear my heart on my sleeve
Hey you, I am the way that I seem
Hey you, you never listen to me

I really don't give a damn
I was born to lose
I will not live forever
I don't need no excuse

The day I die, no tears be cried
'Cause this is what I choose
This tragedy is my destiny
There's nothing I can do

(Yeah, I know I still got problems, but I just don't care, right?)

solo Alex

I really don't give a damn
I was born to lose
I will not live forever
I don't need no excuse

The day I die, no tears be cried
'Cause this is what I choose
This tragedy is my destiny
There's nothing I can do
 
 
Centuries of Suffering
Starting at the dawn of time, violence played its role
The male, the alpha, number one has controlled the tribe
Sticks and stones were used to kill, then moved on to blades of steel
Let the bodies lie, let the bloody bodies lie

Through the ages war sustained
Our final stand, unholy grail

Centuries, centuries of suffering
Centuries, centuries of blood

solo Eric

Weapons played a major part in the fall of those who fought
The evolution of the kill, more precision more refined

Desperate stages, chaos reigns
A worthless man, you die impaled

Centuries, centuries of suffering
Centuries, centuries of blood
Centuries, centuries of punishment
Centuries, centuries of suffering

What will be the final answer
Release the missile, drop the bombs
Mother earth lies devastated
Hallowed ground gets decimated

After all, every thing we do
As man evolves, so do the weapons used
Our world demise, centuries of suffering

solo Alex

Please tell me your final answer
Release the missile, drop the bombs
Mother earth lies devastated
Please no more...
 
 
Black Jack
Life, dismantle your life piece by piece
Winning the hand while still losing the bet
Even with an Ace up your sleeve

Rolling, snake eyes are poison to me
Gamble your life with a toss of the dice
The rush is all that I need

Stakes are high, and so am I
You bet your life on the line
No lady luck on my side
It's heads you win and tails you lose

It's heads you win in the city of sin

Life, spinning your life on the wheel
The joker is wild with a black grin he smiles
The gamble is still worth the risk

Stakes are high, and so am I
You bet your life on the line
No lady luck on my side
It's heads you win and tails you lose

Aces high, and so am I
They're watching you from the eye
I got the Aces so I double down
Where's lady luck, she ain't around

solo Eric

Life, a gambler's life haunting me
Seven eleven, I still cannot win
Snake eyes just won't me be

Stakes are high, and so am I
You bet your life on the line
No lady luck on my side
It's heads you win and tails you lose

Aces high, and so am I
They're watching you from the eye
I got the Aces so I double down
Where's lady luck, she ain't around

It's heads you win in the city of sin
 
 
Neptune's Spear
So goddamn long, we've been searching
Why has it taken so long
An open mind is a weapon
Loaded and keeping it strong

The answer might be a question
Got my sights set to kill
Never asking for permission
We always do, as we will

One shot kill
One shot kill
One shot kill
One shot kill
Kill!

Undercover infiltration
Target has been secured
The destiny of a nation
Identity confirmed

Calling for action, we know just what to do
Deadly extraction, the body count, not few
And through the blood shed, the innocence consumed
There's no place to hide, our sights are set on you

solo Eric

One bird is wounded, how bad we can't tell
Secure the compound and gather intel
The clock is ticking, our mission is clear
Nothing can ever stop Neptune's spear

solo Alex

So goddamn long, we've been searching
'Cause what he did was so wrong
He couldn't hide behind deception
No longer run from us all

The final step of the mission
We got the green light to kill
The target's now in position
Shoot, fire at will

One shot kill
One shot kill
One shot kill
One shot kill
 
 
Canna-Business
Now that the government have woken up and cleared their eyes
They're getting tolerant for medicine that's growing wild

Canna-business is away of life
Healing the sick while all the rest get high
Canna-business is living for the dream
Stoned world order is bringing in the green

Now that society is smoking up what's legalized
America profiting 'cause cannabis is not a crime

Canna-business is a sign of the times
Changing the law so the sick remain alive
Canna-business, let the truth be told
Hybrid medicine, waiting to be rolled

Now that society is smoking up what's legalized
America profiting 'cause cannabis is not a crime

Grown from the earth, we plant the money tree
For all it's worth, let canna-business set you free

(Smoke'em if you got'em)

solo Eric / Alex

(A stoned world order)

solo Eric
 
 
The Number Game
Enthralled by the thirst, thoughts of a deviant man
Intoxified, thoughts of taking life
No live are mourned, no cares, nothing more
Two worlds collide with innocence and hatred

Fourteen days and fourteen lives
Random victims are my prey
13 dead unlucky strike
So many more...

Under the pain, I hear the distant cries
Suffocation of my thoughts, haunted by the 14 lives
The dead are always taunting me, my killing spree will show
Your life will now depend on the number that you pull

Fourteen days and fourteen lives
Random victims are my prey
12 still live, so 12 must die
I'm on a roll

Fourteen days and fourteen lives
Random victims are my prey
11 gone, 10 crucified
Who's next to go

9 bodies found today, 8 was yesterday
And as we down the count, 7 was there for me
I look for 6 today and 5 tomorrow pays
And no one ever seems to get away

From my pain, my number game
From my insane, number game
The blood will rain in my number game
The numbers lost, the number game
The numbers lost

solo Alex / Eric

Fourteen days and fourteen lives
Random victims are my prey
The number 4 was an easy score
Number 3 lived next door

Fourteen days and fourteen lives
Random victims are my prey
Number 2 was next in line
I'm on a roll

Fourteen days and fourteen lives
Random victims are my prey
Down to one there is no more
In 14 days are 14 dead
 
Lineup:
Chuck Billy - vocal
Eric Peterson - guitar, vocal
Alex Skolnick - guitar
Steve diGiorgio - bass guitar
Gene Hoglan (Eugene Victor Hoglan II) - drums

Guests:
 
Produced by Eric Peterson and Chuck Billy.



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