The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste

Album Name:The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste
Produced By:Hypo Luxa/Hermes Pan
Release Date:1989
Record Label:Sire - 7559-26004-2

 


 

Tracks:

 

  1. Thieves
  2. Burning Inside
  3. Never Believe
  4. Cannibal Song
  5. Breathe
  6. So What
  7. Test
  8. Faith Collapsing
  9. Dream Song

 


 

Thieves

 

thieves, thieves and liars, murderers
hypocrites and bastards 
in laughter
 
hey, thanks for nothing!
morals into dust
two-faced parasites and syncophants
no trust

thieves! liars!
inside, outside, which side, you don't know
my side, your side, their side, we don't know
which side today?  which side today?
which side of your mouth do you spread your decay?
which side today?  which side today?
which side of the fence is greener?
inside, outside, which side, we don't know
my side, your side, their side, we don't know

you're like a great big fucking gun?,
just waiting to get squeezed!

greed, profit erection!
toxic load ejection
geriatric fuck-face
with syphillitic mind

thieves! liars!
inside, outside, which side, we don't know
my side, your side, their side, we don't know
who started it?  who started it?
which side today?  which side today?
which side of your mouth do you spread your decay?
which side today?  which side today?
which side of the fence is greener?
inside, outside, which side, we don't know
my side, your side, their side, no one knows

you're like a great big hit of acid,
waiting to be taken!

 


Burning Inside

 

will these dreams still follow me
out of dark obscurity?
can't you see it up in the sky
as it kicks you in the face and sucks you dry
you never had the answers
and now you tell me the facts of life
i really couldn't be bothered with you
get out of my face and watch me die
burning inside!  burning inside!

absolution and a frozen room
are the dreams of men below
i try to grab it but the touch is hot
the mirror collapses, but the image came not
i'm scared of the darkness in the light
i scare myself because i know i'm right
i see the evil in your savage eye
as it cuts right through the sky
burning inside!  burning inside!

calling a mantra with a blade in the skin
for the demons within
i feel the pain is the death and decay
but the lesson never fades away
too little shadows, turn away
you throw the man through the window pane
another slave and a victim of fate
another lesson in hate
burning inside!  burning inside!

 


Never Believe

 

is anybody in?
is everybody in?
the ceremony's about to begin!

i make my servant by fires insidious
instead of the laughter, there's the last of the separated jewels
i'll make dust of the whole damned wall
i'll make hovels for all the worms
i left off my hands to save these idiot bastards
bastards!

me and cellmate have lost again for ever
the sun shines and i breathe 'my father...'
i want so much to remove your past
and deliver your neurotic flesh from evil

grab this giant's hand
grab this giant's hand
grab this giant's hand
grab this giant's hand

but i'm only allowed to touch what i know
and all that i know are hypocrites
liars and witches who burned in the name of human fear

you will never believe
never believe

we haven't much time left

evening will come
and with it the equivalent
of the devil's animals
with fear to come
they ask of us favors we cannot fulfill
they ask, curse at us, and we smile
caught in conviction
a crowd of senseless individuals
will go further than both love and greed
as the clear salvation -- the future is here!

you will never believe
never believe

 


Cannibal Song

 

dehumanize
lobotomize
thrown into a cell
swallow your pride
with an infant mind

thrown into a cell
a punishment fit
for a crippled mind
don't do that to me
criminals, subordinates, all laughing at me

life is hell
forever fighting
a deficit mind
we're all left alone and poisoned
a sickening trap
a sight worth seeing

dehumanized
lobotomized
thrown into a cell
swallow your pride
and an infant mind

don't do that to me
don't do that to me
force-fed from birth
time frozen, fearfully

you know what i said
hideous in strength
thrown into a cell
a punishment fit
for a crippled mind

 


Breathe

 

breathe!

corporate corpses with self-serve denial
the raping of the land
collapse, the lungs malfunction
they never learned to breathe

breathe!

rusted syringes and half-life disposals
a burial at sea
waste water graveyard
swimming in disease

breathe!

this is the world
it's not working
this is deserved

breathe!  breathe, you fucker!

children gasping the second-hand air
dance of desperation
we cut through toxic lies with truth
we breathe

breathe!

this is the world
the clock's ticking
is this deserved?

breathe!  breathe, you fucker!

hope springs eternal but where's the conviction
action mistaken for lip service paid
all this concern is the true contradiction
the world is insane

breathe!

this is the world
if there's a future
this is deserved

breathe!  breathe, you fucker!

 


So What

 

die!  die!  die!  die!
scum sucking depravity debauched!
anal fuck-fest, thrill olympics
savage scourge supply and sanctify
so what?  so what?
die!  die!  die!  die!

die!  die!  die!  die!
you said it!
sedatives supplied become laxatives
my eyes shit out lies
i only kill to know i'm alive
so what?  so what?
die!  die!  die!  die!

die!  die!  die!  die!
so what, it's your problem to learn to live with
destroy us, or make us saints
we don't care, it's not our fault that we were born too late
a screaming headache on the brow of the state
killing time is appropriate
to make a mess and fuck all the rest, we say, we say
so what?  so what?
die!  die!  die!  die!

die!
now i know what is right
i'll kill them all if i like
i'm a time bomb inside

no one listens to reason,
it's too late and i'm ready to fight!
so what?  now i'm ready to fight!

 


Test

 

yo!  this is a test

you say this when i say that
you say this when i say that
you say this when i say that
you say this when i say that
but i'm not with that
so step back or kiss my...
cos i won't be held back
so don't fight or dis' or piss me off
cos i'm not soft or weak
running down in the maze of the day
this is a new phase
don't be commercial or sell out
or get the hell out of this business
but i won't be caught in that net of suckers
and glass people, weak, beaten down and feeble
society probably wants me to give up
society probably wants me to give up
as i live up to be my best
in a test
a fight for death
as i fight for my very last breath
and etc.
and etc.
gotta be strong
but wait a minute
now could i be better?
now could i be better?
well, only i know
well, what about you?
or do you have a clue?
could've, would've, should've - it's too late
could've, would've, should've - it's too late
why you waiting, laying, sit there?  move!
be your own person!

wake up, make up your mind
seek the knowledge that you will find
be your own person
wait for it from the weak
cos they make the people level
and with you make a team
so believe, and be your best
cos this is a test
go for the top chart
rock with all your heart
rock-hard, stay up, go
deal with what's going on
in this crazy world
man woman child boy girl
insane to the playing
love music power pain
be what you gotta do
get the knowing attitude
cos this is a test
that we suggest
be your own person!
cos this is a test!
this is... a test!

cos we all know who is the real victim
society does not want them picked on
labelled or staked, don't raise his guilt,
don't miss your boot and kicked him
faceless in the morning in their urban plight
felt like a symbol with every situation
any one tour already overcrowded
project nation, more inflation
better your damn situation
but how can you better your situation
if you have no occupation?
ten of us said, watch the rolodex center
see how many different schools you can enter
they're out turning in the pit, but life's a bitch
the world's unconcerned
i'll tell you why it's stuck in a ditch
you own the key to the damn city
but it's a damn pity

 


Faith Collapsing

 

faith collapsing!

 


Dream Song

 

girl: when you're dreaming you're alive..

whispered voice:
(1:03)
the dreams are back
once more and infinite
and our thin reasoning gives way
to the ground
this has always been

(1:58)
there i was over me 
as i ran for cover
the lines forming in  
but i was already there

girl: 
(3:13)
Well I had this dream one night,
I was like, I was lying on my like,
stupid uncomfortable bed,
that, 
an um, it was like really hot,
ok like, start of the summer,
an, hot, its really hot, an I had like, like no fan, or
anything.
ya know fine, an I had this weirdest, weirdest,
weirdest, like nightmare,
ya know how you have some nightmares, when there like,
there like, dreams,
but their not dreams, their like real?
Ya know? An like you feel, it felt alive,
when your dreaming, you feel alive, when your dreaming.
An I had this dream, when this angel came up, just,
like, up my fire escape,
cause I don't have bars on my windows, cause I don't
belive in bars on windows,
an, she was there in my room, just lying there, she
came, and she kissed me.
And I woke up, and I must have come.

Do you believe in angels?

no.