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micahjrd Awesome...good hard hitting music. Favorite track: Officium Defunctorum.
Samson Wick
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Samson Wick This was my first Tourniquet album... by about two days. After a couple of listens I knew I wanted everything these guys had ever made (which at the time was just this and Stop the Bleeding). The cover was what really attracted me, but the music held me. My taste in music was pretty unrefined (I believe I was 12). I knew I liked this but it wasn't until I played it for other people that I began to understand just how objectively good it was. Everyone remarked on Ted's talented drumming and kept comparing him to the drummer for Rush.

It's an amazing and experimental body of work. No two tracks are alike and no song ends like it begins. Frenzied and exploding with emotion, this is 90's metal at its best.

While I really love almost every track for different reasons, Spineless has always been a guilty pleasure. I absolutely love rap and rock/metal crossovers. This is right up there with Aerosmith and Run DMC's Walk This Way, and Bride and DOC's God Gave Rock And Roll To You.
Favorite track: Spineless.
Joseph Beranek
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Joseph Beranek Just a good heavy rock riff, with positive messages. Keep Rockin' Favorite track: Psychosurgery.
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N This one has a really driving Beat Favorite track: Psychosurgery.
Cranial vault the mind's map paved by heart and soul's aim Transfer of DNA forms the cerebral mainframe Just like a computer garbage in - garbage out Subdural detour shuns the embrace of logic and reason Shrouded in doubt Divine mental biopsy reveals you need psycho surgery The renewing of your mind by cosmic mirror Spiritual angiography illustrates the mind's sorry state Barnacle ridden psyche man's own demise to demonstrate Burrowing mole exposes the dry rot within Abundance of wormwood, euphemism for sin Divine mental biopsy reveals you need psycho surgery By His Spirit the symptoms are starting to clear Blind cavefish, inbred victim of ocular atrophy Inky blackness everywhere, there's no reason to see Wait is someone there? I can feel the heat Limbs wax useless, help me, can't rise to my feet Divine mental biopsy reveals you need psycho surgery A shred of truth is illuminated by miner's light Divine mental biopsy reveals you need psycho surgery From the first touch a faint pulse begins to appear
*=Paraphrase (Scientology, also called Dianetics) Listen to Ron Hubbard's son "Dad was con-man number one Through black magic dabbling and drugs his books were born"* Dianetics says I am a reincarnated Thetan god If I by E-Meter M.E.S.T. a-ok L.R.H. says, "Jesus never reached potential grade"* (The Watchtower, also called Jehovah's Witnesses) Jehovah's Witness make the claim "The only prophet of today" But every prophecy was fake And so they upped the date As they read their bible wrong John 1:1 "The Word was a god" "Triune God is of Babylon The Church is of the beast." "144,001 and all that follow Jonadabs that cannot go to Heaven" I was fooled again I had made up my mind That truth comes in styles I was fooled again Wastin' my time With life changing lies (The New Age) My self I love so much Because the New Age teaches me "The source of good and secrets lie within" If this present life ain't good astral to the past one dude "You can make adjustments In your linear time zone." "God is you and you are God So whatever you decide is right..."* Right? (S. MacLaine) (Mormonism, also known as Latter-Day Saints) Joseph Smith a Mormon god Murdered men, condemned of fraud An angel gave him golden plates Which no one ever saw (Faith Movement) K.C. says that "Christ was lost Sign of Satan on the cross Bore the Devil's nature and was born again in Hell" If you've got a little bod "You can all become a god" Benny hinders true conversion "Christ is not within" "I have faith in my own faith Cause I'm a little god" (Hagin) I was fooled again A message from God That was only a fraud Truth and joy was inside But it's only in Christ By a spiritual force That had disguised its source By the Lord's latest mail But a novel from Hell
Instrumental by Ted Kirkpatrick
Young child drowning in a sea of pain Body infested with debilitating proteus strain Distant footsteps approach, but they're not for him The anticipation of vistors wanes, spirits dim Through the drone of a hemodialysis machine God says oh dying frame, there's only one place to lean Antes de que la muerte venga a llevarte asi Quiero que acceptes a mi Hijo, murio por ti (Before death arrives to take you away like that I want you to accept my Son, who died for you) Wrinkled hands reach out for cold metal rails This decrepit life is so very frail Body starts to shake in violent burning rigors Though the mountains crumble deep into the sea God is ever present He sees everything
Spineless 05:11
Gimme the track get back and let me rip this up no jive no shuck as I truck loads of funk for your rump so pump your fist and come and get a bump of this Witness a kid don't even own his own soul playin' the other role just to be down with the foe I can't understand a coward giving up his power when you're livin' in the last hour twelve o'clock Jesus is comin' back schedule is tight I gotta keep my suff intact slack is wack it's time out for the hack stregthen up your back Take a look at your friends is that what you want They're as empty as air, just out for a jaunt 3,7,9,10,12,14 times harpin' at you those stale old rhymes Tellin' you that livin' your life for Him Is a waste of time you're out on a limb Remember the times I pulled you through Or maybe you don't, you never knew What a tragedy it is to see you become less that you ought to be Lose that grade-school mentality the key to see the Trinity Lies open in the Book of Life to put an end to human strife Speaking out against idolatry he came to set the captives free You think you got rights, well I had 'em too But I gave 'em all up when I died for you You can't come to me cause you're good enough Since the fall of man I'll call your bluff I don't want to see you suffer any more So go ahead friend, open up the door That leads to freedom from guilt and pain Got nothin' to lose everything to gain Give it up To the one Who gave you His own Son
After school my stomach sinks From the thought of just how much he drinks Broken home broken dreams Mom and Dad forsake the family thing So I slither in up to my room alone Shut the world outside and rot inside my headphones Nothing matters to the wounded mind of a child Who becomes the victim of the family home denied I've been there once before Today the child is you Sacred vows are torn in two Then he drinks himself to sleep each night And dreams of how it could have been She stays away and hates the day She'll ever have to see his face again Good enough for them is Good enough for me 'cause I treat myself just the way that their vow does now Pain has past and now I see that bitter roots Can down the biggest tree The broken home within my soul is buried now Forgiving grace I know Good enough for them ain't Good enough for me 'cause I don't treat myself The same way that their vow was now 'Cause that aint good enough for me...
I want to take my life today I don't belong here anyway My God if you can hear me now See if Your hand can reach this far You stopped playing father as soon as mom conceived The only time we touched was just before I screamed The gift that keeps on giving your father gives to me History repeats itself Now history meets me So what if I'm retarded Mentally delayed I'm sorry for annoying you but I was born this way You speak so much better Got an aerodynamic face Mega-babes and tons of friends so why show so much hate Vultures are circling again My open wounds are food for them Oh God if you will reach your hand You can deliver me from man But I'll get up I'll get up Watch me get up Men fail me... But the Son of God saves When I'm face down and I'm scared and lonely You are by my side I'm talking face on the ground My back is painted with footprints You're the only one that hears me cry I seek I find just one name by which a man can be saved And He comes before my tears can dry Now I'm not alone No I'm not alone And I'm free now Cause I've got no pain to pass on
Brilliant scientific enterprise The altruistic benefit of humanity justifies A white lab coat represents the icon Eradicate disease, the pedestal it stood on lies shattered on the floor Just another day, the dead half a million lay Your taxes will foot the bill, supply animals to kill Stinging infusion of chemical The moribund patient clings to the wall Another scapegoat to suffer for our sickening vices You cut their neck, they cut your check Endless barrage of repetition, satisfies your need Of colleague competition Pseudo scientist watches in fascination As electrode-ridden monkey #32 Has his dignity completely destroyed We need another $200,000 to find a scientific reason why cats land on their feet Feline fuel for the incinerator Even though this test will not help the human mess Continue it anyway, the car payment's due today
Nigh does the tempest Draw to devour him Through sullen seas of throes The end of life begins His fame will fade in time His name is you and I We died the day that Adam died Outside the garden we're denied Nigh does the Master Draw to receive us To give unto our souls Harvested deeds we've sown His fame remains throughout eternity His name the Prince Of Peace He died the day our sin connived Outside the gates was crucified His blood was shed for all mankind Outside atonement we're denied


released July 1, 1991


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