HOSANNAS FROM THE BASEMENTS OF HELL

KILLING JOKE

COOKING VINYL 2006 April

PROD IN PRAGUE BY KJ
MIX ENG MARK LUSARDI

JAZcoleman / GEORDIEwalker / paulRAVEN / w/BENNY CALVERTdms



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1. THIS TRIBAL ANTIDOTE

LIFT UP YOUR SPIRITS!

TOO MUCH PAIN AND SUFFERING, CRYING
TOO MANY FUNERALS, WE KNOW THE EARTH IS DYING
GATHERERS, CELEBRENTS, IN A STATE OF MERRIMENT
THIS SICKNESS - CLEANSE US WITH FIRE AND MUSIC

THIS TRIBAL ANTIDOTE MY CHOICE,
COME TO THE GREAT ASSEMBLY - REVELRY
REJOICE! REJOICE! REJOICE!

NOT A CONCERT, SHOW OR ENTERTAINMENT
A TEMPLE, A RITUAL, A FESTIVAL OF DISSENT
KINDRED SPIRITS EXCHANGE AND LISTEN
WE SHARE IN COMMON A DIFFERENT VALUE SYSTEM

THIS TRIBAL ANTIDOTE MY CHOICE,
COME TO THE GREAT ASSEMBLY - REVELRY
REJOICE! REJOICE!

THIS TRIBAL ANTIDOTE MY CHOICE,
COME TO THE GREAT ASSEMBLY - REVELRY
REJOICE! REJOICE! REJOICE!

CHURCH OF LIBERTY, YOU'LL NEVER TAKE THIS FROM ME
BARTER, NO MONEY, I DON'T SUFFER FROM SPIRITUAL POVERTY
ECONOMIC SLAVERY, COME BACK WITH BRAVERY
HERE IS A SANCTUARY WE'LL GET AWAY FROM ALL THIS

THIS TRIBAL ANTIDOTE MY CHOICE,
COME TO THE GREAT ASSEMBLY - REVELRY
REJOICE! REJOICE!

THIS TRIBAL ANTIDOTE MY CHOICE,
COME TO THE GREAT ASSEMBLY - REVELRY
REJOICE! REJOICE! REJOICE!



2. HOSANNAS FROM THE BASEMENTS OF HELL

GO PSYCHO

I HARBOUR THOUGHTS OF KILLING YOU
POUR PETROL ON YOU AND THEN ON ME
BUT THEN I WALK DOWN THE STAIRS
AND KILLING JOKE WAITS FOR ME THERE
THEN WE PLAY - GO PSYCHO

WITH STICKS AND STONES AND BONES BENEATH OUR HOMES
WE FACE OURSELVES
HOSANNAS RISING FROM THE BASEMENTS OF HELL

ANGER THAT POISONS MY ART
EATING YOUR LIVER AND HEART
LIKE VOODOO JUST PLAY UNTIL YOU BLEED
LOST IN THE NOISE I AM FREE
I'M NOT A MURDERER YET
I'M NOT A MURDERER YET

WITH STICKS AND STONES AND BONES BENEATH OUR HOMES
WE FACE OURSELVES
HOSANNAS RISING FROM THE BASEMENTS OF HELL

I'M NOT A MURDERER YET
I'M NOT A MURDERER YET



3. INVOCATION
(OF THE WHORE BITCH GODDESS BABYLON)

HEARTS OF DARKNESS AND HATE
O EVIL, OBLIVION YOUR FATE
O BETRAYERS I COME
A WAR WITHOUT END
MY ENEMY'S ENEMY IS MY FRIEND

MANKIND BECOMES THE WHORE
TEMPLES ARE EMPTY - NO LAW
FALSE RELIGIONS SHALL RISE
FLAGS OF SCARLET SHALL FLY
O DESTROYER OF WORLD BABYLON
BABYLON



4. IMPLOSION

WE COME INTO THIS LIFE IN BLOOD AND TEARS
WE LEAVE THIS LIFE IN BLOOD AND TEARS
PARANOIA DEEPEST DARKEST FEARS
HOW BEAUTIFUL THE LIFE - YES

THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF EVERY DAY
LAUGHTER AND SCREAMS WON'T GO AWAY
BUT THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE OF IT ALL
BLOWS ME AWAY
IMPLOSION

MOTHER LOVER CHILD OF WIFE
TAKEN FROM US IN THIS LIFE
MY GRIEF IS YOURS AND YOURS IS MINE
BUT O THE GIFT OF LIFE IS O SO FINE

THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF EVERY DAY
LAUGHTER AND SCREAMS WON'T GO AWAY
BUT THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE OF IT ALL
BLOWS ME AWAY
BLOWS ME AWAY
BLOWS ME AWAY

IMPLOSION

TRUTH BEGINS TO DAWN, A SMILE ACROSS MY FACE
REALIZATION IN A TOTAL STATE OF GRACE
THE MINES OF SOLOMON WE LEFT BEHIND,
WE LEFT BEHIND THE EVILS OF THE WEST
RITES OF LIGHT AND CEREMONIES BRIGHT
PLAYING THIS GREAT GAME OF LIFE AND DEATH - YES

THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF EVERY DAY
LAUGHTER AND SCREAMS WON'T GO AWAY
BUT THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE OF IT ALL
BLOWS ME AWAY
BLOWS ME AWAY
BLOWS ME AWAY



5. MAJESTIC

INITIATE WAKEY - WAKEY!

ACCELERATED ECO-MELTDOWN, NO-ONE GIVES A DAMN
KEEP EVERYONE IN DEBT WHILE THE BIG BANKS OWN THEIR LAND
ORWELLIAN, MACHIAVELLIAN, HEGELIAN DIALECTIC
WORLD MANAGEMENT HAS COME, AND IT'S TO BE EXPECTED

YOU CANNOT TELL THE PEOPLE (BUT SOME OF US HAVE GUESSED IT)
EVERY DAY'S A BLESSING, I FEEL THE BEST YET
MAJESTIC
YES I FEEL FANTASTIC

WAR OF THE WORLDS AGAIN, A NECESSARY LIE
PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS SHOW THEY WERE RIGHT
RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS AND THE GENERAL STATUS QUO
ECONOMY AND INFRASTRUCTURE - ALL OF IT WILL GO

YOU CANNOT TELL THE PEOPLE (BUT SOME OF US HAVE GUESSED IT)
EVERY DAY'S A BLESSING, I FEEL THE BEST YET
MAJESTIC
YES I FEEL FANTASTIC

BLACK TRIANGLES FLASHING RED WHITE AND BLUE
ALIENS (OR DISINFORMATION) YES IT IS TRUE
CONTACTS BEEN ESTABLISHED WITH THE CRITTERS FROM THE STARS
THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH WILL SOON RESEMBLE MARS

YOU CANNOT TELL THE PEOPLE (BUT SOME OF US HAVE GUESSED IT)
EVERY DAY IS A BLESSING, I FEEL THE BEST YET
MAJESTIC
YES I FEEL FANTASTIC
JUST LIKE MAGICK
YES I FEEL FANTASTIC



6. WALKING WITH GODS

FIGHT BY DAY, FUCK BY NIGHT
PREPARE TO DIE AT ANYTIME
ENEMY SMASH ME DOWN
I STILL COME BACK FOR MORE EACH ROUND

SALVATION'S NOT JUST A PILL TO ESCAPE
BUT YOUR SKILL FIGHT ON FIGHT ON
TIL DEATH INTERVENES

AGAINST ALL ODDS
OVERCOME ALL LOGIC REASON
WALKING WITH GODS, FEELING HIGH,
'COS I'VE ENTERED EDEN

TRIBAL MENTALITY, OUR REALITY
NOT HELD BACK BY HYPOCRITES MORALITY
DON'T UNDERESTIMATE OUR RESOLVE
EACH AND EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY

SALVATION'S NOT JUST A PILL TO ESCAPE
BUT YOUR SKILL FIGHT ON FIGHT ON
TIL DEATH INTERVENES

AGAINST ALL ODDS
OVERCOME ALL LOGIC REASON
WALKING WITH GODS, FEELING HIGH,
'COS I'VE ENTERED EDEN

OUTNUMBERED WE ARE FEW
TASTED BLOOD NOW COME FOR YOU
YOU THE HOUR, YOU THE PLACE
YOU OUR DESTINY WE EMBRACE

SALVATION'S NOT JUST A PILL TO ESCAPE
BUT YOUR SKILL FIGHT ON FIGHT ON
TIL DEATH INTERVENES

AGAINST ALL ODDS
OVERCOME ALL LOGIC REASON
WALKING WITH GODS, FEELING HIGH
'COS I'VE ENTERED EDEN

AGAINST ALL ODDS
OVERCOME ALL LOGIC REASON
WALKING WITH GODS, FEELING HIGH
'COS I'VE ENTERED EDEN



7. THE LIGHTBRINGER

THE REBELLIOUS SPIRIT IN YOU AND ME
THE LIGHTBRINGER!

WHICH INTELLIGENCE GAVE GEOMETRY,
BINARY SYSTEM COMPLEX CYCLES OF ASTRONOMY?
NUMBER, PROPORTION, MEASUREMENT, LIGHT
ANGLE, MATHEMATICS ALL APPEARED OVERNIGHT

DARWIN'S EVOLVED CHIMPANZEE - LIES
DESIGNED AND BUILT THE PYRAMIDS HONESTLY - LIES
YOU'RE ASKING ME TO WAGER MY SOUL - LIES
ON THAT WHICH I DOUBT THE MOST - LIES
THAT THE VIRGIN MARY WAS IMPREGNATED BY THE GHOST
MORE LIES

THE REBELIOUS SPIRIT IN YOU AND ME
THE LIGHTBRINGER

WHO COULD CUT WITH LASER PRECISION
MAKE PERFECT INCISION INTO THE HARDEST ROCK?
WHO COULD LIFT ONE BLOCK OF STONE THAT WEIGHS
FOUR JUMBO JETS?
YES YOUR INTUITION WILL TELL YOU BEST

DARWIN'S EVOLVED CHIMPANZEE - LIES
DESIGNED AND BUILT THE PYRAMIDS HONESTLY - LIES
YOU'RE ASKING ME TO WAGER MY SOUL - LIES
ON THAT WHICH I DOUBT THE MOST - LIES
THAT THE VIRGIN MARY WAS IMPREGNATED BY THE GHOST
MORE LIES

LIBERATOR
O ENLIGHTENER
COME

THE REBELLIOUS SPIRIT IN YOU AND ME
THE LIGHTBRINGER!

WHO IS THE SYMBOL OF THE SERPENT SNAKE?
WHO GAVE US KNOWLEDGE OF MEDICINE?
WHO KNEW PRECISELY THE EARTH DIAMETER?
WHO MODIFIED OUR BESTIAL CHARACTER?

DARWIN'S EVOLVED CHIMPANZEE - LIES
DESIGNED AND BUILT THE PYRAMIDS HONESTLY - LIES
YOU'RE ASKING ME TO WAGER MY SOUL - LIES
ON THAT WHICH I DOUBT THE MOST - LIES
THAT THE VIRGIN MARY WAS IMPREGNATED BY THE GHOST
MORE LIES

CIVILIZER
INITIATOR
LIBERATOR
O ENLIGHTENER
COME



8. JUDAS GOAT

SEE THE SLEEPING FIGURES
HOLDING UP THE CLOCK
IN PRAGUE'S OLD TOWN SQUARE
BLANK FACES OF ROCK
THE WANDER AND THEY FOLLOW
GUIDES AS THEY CALL THEN THE CLOCK STARTS CHIMING
IT'S MY WAKE UP CALL

A RICH MAN'S WAR
IN POOR MAN'S BLOOD
SILENT THEIR CRIES
THE LOST AND LOVED
LED TO THE SLAUGHTER
LED BY FALSE HOPE
FOLLOW BEHIND
THE JUDAS GOAT

PARASITIC HUMANS LOSING ALL (I FEEL)
ALL THAT WE BELIEVED WAS TRUE ALL I THOUGHT WAS REAL
CHEATED THEN SET UP BY THOSE WE TRUSTED MOST
BITTER WAS THE DRINK OF PARTY ON THE HOST

A RICH MAN'S WAR
IN POOR MAN'S BLOOD
SILENT THEIR CRIES
THE LOST AND LOVED
LED TO THE SLAUGHTER
LED BY FALSE HOPE
FOLLOW BEHIND
THE JUDAS GOAT



9. GRATITUDE

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE HEARTS OF MY PEOPLE
THE CALLING OF OUR TRIBE
A DREAM UNSPOKEN, A PROMISED KEPT
THE SECRET COMES ALIVE

FOR ALL THE YEARS I'VE WATCHED YOUR MIND
AND YOU'VE WATCHED MINE
WE ALWAYS KNEW THE CLOUDS WOULD PART
AND A GOLDEN DAWN WILL SHINE

AND WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF
ALONG THE UNTRODDEN PATH
REMEMBER ME WITH A SMILE, A DRINK,
A GESTURE OR A LAUGH
GRATITUDE

YOU LOOK AT ME BUT I'VE BEEN LOOKING AT YOU
WE ONLY WERE A MIRROR TO SHOW WHAT YOU COULD DO
O INNOVATOR, O ENLIGHTENED SCHOLAR PLAY AND WRITE
REWRITE THE OLD BOOKS, RENNAISANCE PERFORM NEW RITES OF LIGHT

AND WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF
ALONG THE UNTRODDEN PATH
REMEMBER ME WITH A SMILE, A DRINK,
A GESTURE OR A LAUGH
GRATITUDE

THE WISE WILL REDEFINE PARADISE
THE FARMER AND THE VISIONARY, A VILLAGE, SIMPLE LIVES
ADAPTING TO STRANGE SEASONS IN CERTAIN REMOTE REGIONS
WHERE NO ONE HAS EXEMPTION FROM TOTAL REDEMPTION

AND WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF
ALONG THE UNTRODDEN PATH
REMEMBER ME WITH A SMILE, A DRINK,
A GESTURE OR A LAUGH
A TOAST FOR THE MAN WHO LOVES
EVERY HOUR OF EVERY DAY
AND A FEAST FOR THE FRIENDS AND FACES
MET ALONG THE WAY
GRATITUDE




10. UNIVERSE B


11. AFTERBURNER


12. HOSANNAS (RADIO EDIT)

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