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Xentrix - For Whose Advantage?

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Xentrix'1990

For Whose Advantage?Release by: RoadRunner Records

Xentrix - For Whose Advantage?
The length can be different in the booklet, in the player and on the different disks.
1. Questions

(05:10)

2. For Whose Advantage?

(06:21)

3. The Human Condition

(03:37)

4. False Ideals

(05:49)

5. The Bitter End

(05:18)

6. New Beginnings

(01:16)

7. Desperate Remedies

(04:50)

8. Kept in the Dark

(04:13)

9. Black Embrace

(03:51)

10. Running White Faced City Boy
    (by Ian Gillan.)

(02:47)

Bonus(es):
11. Pure Thought

(05:43)

12. Shadows of Doubt

(06:09)

13. Balance of Power

(04:55)

14. Kept in the Dark

(04:25)

15. Crimes

(05:39)

16. Ghostbusters
    (by Ray Parker jr.)

(04:01)



 
Questions
It's everything we do while we're here
A fear or a thought, a feeling or a dream
Touch it and taste it, breathe it all in
Say what you feel, things aren't what they seem
Why live, why breathe,
Why breed, why die?
These questions all tied up inside
It's all or nothing or what you make it
A prize or a secret, Which path do you take
Decisions and gambles, a goal to be scored
Risks and lies we all make mistakes
Why live, why breathe,
Why breed, why die?
These questions all tied up inside
Thoughts without pictures
Looks without seeing
Words without reason
Touch without feeling
Life is your reward
Not to be ignored
Why ask the questions when there's no answer?
Why play the game when there's no way to win?
Why ask the questions when there's no answers?
Why seek the truth when the truth is within?
 
 
For Whose Advantage?
Corporate decisions made each day
Affecting everyone
Commercial growth is all that counts
Not harming anymore
Invade in trust, ideals unjust
Hide your reality
Invisible truth, enslaving youth
For useless vanity
They do not want to see
Their own stupidity
Unskilled hands work unashamed
Out of necessity
Incompetence and sickening greed
Void of mentality
Abolish choice, deal to the voice
Dismiss it as a lie
You violate, claim to create
Keep smiling when you die
They do not want to see
Their own stupidity
For whose advantage anyway?
This reckless nature you display
Is raping those who have to obey
Undignified
Undisciplined
Undeserved
Unashamed
Unexplained
Undisturbed
They do not want to see
Their own stupidity
For whose advantage anyway?
This reckless nature you display
Is raping those who have to obey
 
 
The Human Condition
An age that's in decline
The blind lead the blind
Live from day to day
Nothing here yet you stay
Painful memories you recall
Nothing left for you at all
Your life is your priority
No hope for you alone
Kept out of sight
Unseen, disowned
By society
You know what will be will be
No such thing as destiny
To watch the world as time ticks by
Many truths that you deny
You cannot change the way you feel
Some emotions you can't conceal
No way to end your misery
No hope for you alone
Kept out of sight
Unseen, disowned
By society
Salvage you identity
You cannot life off charity
This is a high price to pay
For being led astray
No feeling here but apathy
Can't risk emotional injury
No time for thought or sentiment
No hope for you alone
Kept out of sight
Unseen, disowned
By society
No hope for you alone
Kept out of sight
Unseen, disowned
By society
 
 
False Ideals
Invented by the human mind
Not knowing what was real
What sort of god lets people die?
Yet still to him you kneel
Only hypocrites and sinners
Feel they have something to gain
And the old, torn and afflicted
Think that he can heal their pain
What is wrong, why can't these people see?
Ask yourself is it truth or blasphemy?
You will find you cannot face adversity
No more time, such insecurity
Born again your conscience clear
You give your life to him
Renounce those who are faithless
Contentment lies within
Worship what you cannot see
Small minds you can distort
Force fed with false ideals
Why believe what you are taught?
What is wrong, why can't these people see?
Ask yourself is it truth or blasphemy?
You will find you cannot face adversity
No more time, such insecurity
So book in hand you stand and preach
Telling us to repent
Something about a promised land
Or eternal torment
Could this be your vocation
Or another mistake
Just deny provocation
From this nightmare you'll awake
What is wrong, why can't these people see?
Ask yourself is it truth or blasphemy?
You will find you cannot face adversity
No more time, such insecurity
 
 
The Bitter End
Entangled in a web or sordid lies
No hope until I walk with open eyes
The way I feel I can't express
We trust each other less and less
Twisted thoughts and twisted deeds
Ever changing different needs
Never planned it quite like this
No more pain I'm powerless
Do we end it while we can
Or should we make a differing plan?
I cannot treat you like a friend
Must we see it to the bitter end?
Confused don't know which way to go
Carry on, the hatred grows
Never have any kind of peace
Until I find my own release
Do we end it while we can
Or should we make a differing plan?
I cannot treat you like a friend
Must we see it to the bitter end?
Maybe now you'll understand
Or do you need a helping hand?
Time will pass and we will see
We were just not meant to be
 
 
New Beginnings
(Instrumental)
 
 
Desperate Remedies
Seek the perfect race your knowledge you provide
Is this a worthwhile cause or just genocide?
Torment and despair alone and cast aside
No sympathetic ears to hear their cries
No justice in their world
Competence is no excuse for ignorance
Blameless yet their death has no significance
Sorrow and emotion are a consequence
Their eyes forever closed and you ask why
No justice in their world
Taking liberties with other people's lives
Testing theories to their demise
Could this be - desperate remedies
Fundamental thoughts you try to satisfy
The exception proves the rule and that you verify
This work in time of peace you cannot justify
The only words you ever speak are lives
No justice in their world
Taking liberties with other people's lives
Testing theories to their demise
Could this be - desperate remedies
 
 
Kept in the Dark
Black days for humanity
Suffer the pain, the futility
Select few with immunity
Not the case for the majority
Eyes that pierce the world restrained
Healthy will to reveal contained
Questions search for truth remains
What is it you wanna see?
What is it you wanna hear?
Control is all that it can be
Control is what we all should fear
What is it to be?
Is it life or authenticity?
Black is truth or is it white?
Kept in the dark, cannot see the light
Words of power start to infect
Must see through must disconnect
Word of truth we all elect
If truth is dead then resurrect
Green is all that they can see
Their only link with reality
Who controls the monopoly?
Exploitation done professionally
What is it you wanna see?
What is it you wanna hear?
Control is all that it can be
Control is what we all should fear
What is it to be?
Is it life or authenticity?
Black is truth or is it white?
Kept in the dark, cannot see the light
 
 
Black Embrace
Chosen for this brutality
You see no sign you're unaware
This is the start of the atrocity
That will send you far beyond repair
Trapped inside yourself
A dark, lonely place
Because of what you are
Eternal black embrace
You're void of all self-respect
Your dignity has gone
Don't know what you expect
You feel like you're the only one
Trapped inside yourself
A dark, lonely place
Because of what you are
Eternal black embrace
This black cloud hangs over you
Plague you right until your dying day
Always something that you can do
Speak out, don't fade away
Trapped inside yourself
A dark, lonely place
Because of what you are
 
 
Running White Faced City Boy
(by Ian Gillan.)
Was running through an empty street
Turn the corner I could feel the heat
I wore the look of a white face city boy
Knew a knife was the only way
For a kid living day to day
Who cares for a white face city boy

Raised in a hard town
Nobody pushes me around
I got trouble now I'm on the run
Running white face city boy

I was running through an empty night
Just the sound of a lovers' fight
And the feeling of the wind upon my face
I was looking for a place to hide
Scared and my eyes were wide
No place for a white face city boy

Live like a wild thing
You can't tell me anything
I got trouble now I'm on the run
Running white face city boy
 
 
Pure Thought
Subject to your own scrutiny.
Reflect on what you say.
Connected indirectly,
Perfect in every way.
Aware of every movement.
Commit to memory.
Not easy to ignore but
Too easy to believe.

To trust in your own judgement,
And keep an open mind.
Evaluation silent,
Confusion killing time.
Meaningless information
Implanted deep within.
Hours of intense frustration,
Your needs are genuine.

A single thought, no shape, no form.
To analyse and criticise, lost and yet unborn.
Feeds on itself and wants for nothing more.
Untouchable, invisible, your whole mind to explore.

Your thoughts you cannot purify.
The need to dominate and occupy.
The urge to win and not to be ruled, you just cannot deny.

Premature senility.
Uncontrollable decay.
A loss of your ability,
All functions waste away.
Untouched by conscience feeling,
Invisible to all.
After a time revealing,
Your unable to recall.

A single thought...
Your thoughts...
 
 
Shadows of Doubt
The reality of not knowing
After the curtain falls,
Breeds a fear deep inside
That runs through us all.

Selfish curiosity,
Self-made reasoning.

Is it for real, your paradise?
Or just a symptom of your mind?
Can you conceive? Can you believe?
Beyond your own shadows of doubt.

When you look into yourself
What do you see?
And do you think that what you are
Will always be?

Inner sanctuary.
Dream immortality.

Is it for real, your paradise?
Or just a symptom of your mind?
Can you conceive? Can you believe?
Beyond your own shadows of doubt.

Do you go your own way?
Or do you answer the call?
Do you cower and fear for your soul?
Or just laugh at it all.

Popular philosophy
Or plain insecurity.

Is it for real, your paradise?
Or just a symptom of your mind?
Can you conceive? Can you believe?
Beyond your own shadows of doubt.
 
 
Balance of Power
Twisted minds that work as one,
They plot your destiny.
You stand and watch your only son,
Deprived of dignity.
Contempt and hatred all you feel,
Devoted loyalty.
A wound you know will never heal.
Doubting integrity.

You sent him out to pay the price.
Did what you thought was best.
You sent him out to be a man.
Almost laid to rest.
Unseen powers that deal the cards,
Faceless homicide.
A bitter rage you can't reveal,
Because of stupid pride.

What you want ain't always good for you.
It's just the way the balance swings for you,
Balance swings for you.

Have no conscience, feel no pain,
All you need's a flag.
No glory now, the switch is made,
Uniform to body bag.
But after all, did you see the truth?
Find the real war?
What you want ain't always good for you.
No cause worth dying for.
What you want...
 
 
Kept in the Dark
Black days for humanity
Suffer the pain, the futility
Select few with immunity
Not the case for the majority
Eyes that pierce the world restrained
Healthy will to reveal contained
Questions search for truth remains
What is it you wanna see?
What is it you wanna hear?
Control is all that it can be
Control is what we all should fear
What is it to be?
Is it life or authenticity?
Black is truth or is it white?
Kept in the dark, cannot see the light
Words of power start to infect
Must see through must disconnect
Word of truth we all elect
If truth is dead then resurrect
Green is all that they can see
Their only link with reality
Who controls the monopoly?
Exploitation done professionally
What is it you wanna see?
What is it you wanna hear?
Control is all that it can be
Control is what we all should fear
What is it to be?
Is it life or authenticity?
Black is truth or is it white?
Kept in the dark, cannot see the light
 
 
Crimes
Having a problem, turn on the TV
Got too much money, give it to me.
I'll say what you wanna hear,
Do what you think I should.
'Cause I'm on your side,
Don't be misunderstood.

Will I retain my sanity?
Or tumble into vanity?
Effect all of Humanity,
You will pay.

Reach out for something, escape reality.
Insane suicide, pay the penalty.
Don't see what's the final move,
On how to play the game.
Don't think you'll end up like them.
Don't think that you're the same.
Will I retain...

Murder you justify, so your hands are clean.
Carry out the task you set,
Homage to the green.
Taking life without a care,
Sadist of a kind.
Making you into a man,
A man without a mind.

Will I retain...

Do I control my destiny,
Or there's a higher authority,
That commits atrocity.
I fear for humanity.
 
 
Ghostbusters
(by Ray Parker jr.)
If there's something strange
In your neighborhood
Who you gonna call
(Ghostbusters)
If there's something weird
And it don't look good
Who you gonna call
(Ghostbusters)

I ain't afraid of no ghost
I ain't afraid of no ghost

If you're seeing things
Running through your head
Who can you call
(Ghostbusters)
An invisible man
Sleeping in your bed
Oh, who you gonna call
(Ghostbusters)

I ain't afraid of no ghost
I ain't afraid of no ghost

Who you gonna call
(Ghostbusters)
If you're all alone
Pick up the phone
And call
(Ghostbusters)

I ain't afraid of no ghost
I hear it likes the girls
I ain't afraid of no ghost
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Who you gonna call
(Ghostbusters)
If you've had a dose
Of a freaky ghost
Maybe you'd better call
(Ghostbusters)

Let me tell you something
Bustin' makes me feel good

I ain't afraid of no ghost
I ain't afraid of no ghost

Don't get caught alone, oh no
(Ghostbusters)
When it comes through your door
Unless you just want some more
I think you better call
(Ghostbusters)
Ow

Who you gonna call
(Ghostbusters)
Who you gonna call
(Ghostbusters)
Ah, I think you better call
(Ghostbusters)...
 
Lineup:
Chris Astley - vocal, guitar
Kristian Havard (Stan) - guitar
Paul MacKenzie - bass guitar
Dennis Gasser - drums

Guests:
Smithy Nicks (Professor Smithy Nicks) - voice
John Cuniberti - back-vocal
Phlombe-Pik (Phlombe-Pik) - back-vocal
 
Produced by Mark Flannery.
Reissued by Metal Mind in 2006 with the bonus tracks.



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