Tracks

01. The Fun Palace
02. Road To Ruin
03. Sixes And Sevens
04. Stonewall
05. Never, Neverland
06. Imperiled Eyes
07. Kraft Dinner
08. Phantasmagoria
09. Reduced To Ash
10. I Am In Command



01. The Fun Palace

<i>["carrying on annihilator's fine tradition of covering weird, psychological illnesses 'palace' is narrated by the emotion of guilt. it details the psychic voyage taken by one who has committed a heinous crime and gotten away with it. many years later the nightmares become so intense that the only way for the murderer to stop them is to confess"]</i>

welcome, i invite you off to the other world
you'll have to face this house of no escape
confront the past, in this psychic house of horrors
i lead you up the path you'll take

panic, your conscience lied
trapped inside
panic, your ultimate nightmare
welcome to the fun palace

panic, just try to scream
it's only a dream
panic, your ultimate nightmare
welcome to the palace

tonight you'll be tried, i invoke the memories
the guilt to be driven from this unconscious mind
young lives that you've denied, behold their faces
innocence cut to pieces, just look behind

panic, your conscience lied
trapped inside
panic, your ultimate nightmare
welcome to the fun palace

panic, just try to scream
it's only a dream
panic, your ultimate nightmare
welcome to the palace

look at the fun and the games that you've taken away
confess!
dreams of growing up have been destroyed
because of you!

farewell, i impel you back to your other world
you'll have to face your every sin
take this a painful bounty, representing me
the keeper of the palace and the secrets held within

panic, your conscience lied
trapped inside
panic, your ultimate nightmare
welcome to the fun palace

panic, just try to scream
it's only a dream
panic, your ultimate nightmare
welcome to the palace

goodbye, from the fun palace


02. Road To Ruin

<i>["i guess you could call this annihilator's version of 'detroit rock city' meets 'highway star' meets drinking and driving! thousands of people are killed each year by those who think that, after a few drinks, they're sober enough to drive the few short miles to home. this particular individual was one of those"]</i>

no control tonight, the lights are going dim
the floor begins to tilt, it's blurring to a spin
just let me find my keys, 'look down below'
fresh air is all i need, then i'll go

leading up the road to ruin
you're full of alcoholic speed
leading up the road to ruin
no last chance, don't bother to plead

high, over the limit, got to take it slow
concentrate, kill the radio
it's not the first time, it'll be the last
i've said that before, in the past

leading up the road to ruin
you're full of alcoholic speed
leading up the road to ruin
no last chance, don't bother to plead

speed, i've got to make it home

not too far to go, you're getting near
just down the block, there's nothing left to fear
carefree, on top of the world, feeling power
impaired security at ninety miles an hour

leading up the road to ruin
you're full of alcoholic speed
leading up the road to ruin
no last chance, don't bother to plead

out


03. Sixes And Sevens

<i>["this title comes from the british phrase 'at sixes and sevens,' meaning 'at a point of disorder or confusion.' i think a lot of people will be able to relate to these lyrics, which describe a period in my life where everything was in confusion, without direction, and giving up was the easy way out. the moral of the story: 'everything works out in the end if you really want it to!'"]</i>

disillusioned, self-confusion
trying to make it through another day
what's it all for, when does it end
there must be another way

woven webs of intricacy
a life of nothing new
no one here to understand
pressure's crushing you

sixes and sevens
disorder battles control
sixes and sevens
crises overflow

aggravation deep frustration
i know what i want to do
motivation is a problem
when it's driven out of you

emotion, commotion's
filling up the brain
direction's null and void
another drink dilutes the pain

sixes and sevens
disorder battles control
sixes and sevens
crises overflow

sinking fast
will it last
at sixes and sevens

pulling through from yesterday
another day is done
determination
self confidence has won

woven webs of intricacy
life is full of stress
that can only hinder
new desire to progress

sixes and sevens
disorder battles control
sixes and sevens
crises overflow

sinking fast
will it last
at sixes and sevens


04. Stonewall

<i>["when i moved out to vancouver (canada!) in 1987, i took a walk down to a nearby river. it looked calm and peaceful, yet alive. a closer look (and smell) changed my peaceful mood into a feeling of disgust and disappointment: the water was full of raw sewage and chemicals, which i later found were spewing out from a plant upstream, as well as a garbage dump located, ever so brilliantly, fifty feet from the shoreline. this was the first time i've ever really thought of about the permanent environmental damage being done and, although i'm not about to hold up protest slogans and join greenpeace, 'stonewall' is my way of bringing the subject up for thought."]</i>

stonewall - go to bat
unless you want to live like that
stonewall - can't we see
we're our own worst enemy

a land said to have all, wealth in land, in man
qualities soon to exhaust as man's greed poisons the land
streams, once fresh, were centres of life for so many a creature
beauty without defence, polluted, never to replenish

collage, blue and green, seen as golden industrial sites
smudge as toxic pollutants destroy her remaining rights
the power of corporations, spewing chemicals into the air
fines are imposed to discourage, but what's a dime to a millionaire

it's time to listen, and see the signs
it's time to listen and hear her cries

the one that gave us life is being burnt to the raw
reaping unprotected riches, human nature's self-destruction flaw
the power of corporations, spewing chemicals into the air
fines are imposed to discourage, but what's a dime to a millionaire


05. Never, Neverland

<i>["no not 'alison hell' part 2! yes, another gloomy subject! yet another true story! this is about an unfortunate young girl who was locked in a room for half a decade just for looking at a boy in a grocery store! her guardian, also her grandmother, felt that the only way she could protect her granddaughter from the 'evils and temptations' in the world was to confine her to her room 'till eternity.' there is, however, a rather happy end to all this when, during the middle of the song, the police/social workers storm the house and free the girl from her mental / physical captivity. she is now on the bright road to recovery whilst nanny finds her new home in the sanitarium. ps clare is a doll!"]</i>

my room is full of toys and things
but filled with nothing new
just me and clare alone in this
enchanted, placid room
it's saturday and no more school
there hasn't been for years
she says we're here forever
till eternity

our solitude has been disturbed
clare hold on, don't flee
with open arms they call my name
"oh won't you come with me?"

get back, back!
just leave us all alone
take that and that!
i'll break your every bone

get back, back!
just leave us all alone
take that and that!
i'll break your every bone

blacking out, poisoned
colours now decay
drifting off to never, neverland
please don't take me away
to never, neverland
no, to the neverland

time has passed and now i see
what i've lived through
i've got no fears that match the hate
that came from you
it's saturday, i've things to do
i wish you all the best
now i leave your placid room
enjoy eternal rest


06. Imperiled Eyes

<i>["although a cliche subject in metal, fear of annihilation is something we've all experienced at one time or another. in this case, we try to decipher, lyrically and musically, a set of reoccurring nightmares i used to frequently have."]</i>

centuries of war and waste
have dealt a mortal blow
mother earth begins to rot
humanity on death row
life does slowly cease to be
death seems so surreal
as earth becomes a vacant lot
there's nothing left to heal

no colour in the skies
no one left to blame
and we thought we were wise
as i fade, i feel revived
shocked back into life
opening imperilled eyes
imperilled eyes

cessation of physical life
blackness rains from above
what right did power have
to annihilate the earth i loved
now a barren wasteland
the die is cast
a planet that once did teem with life
no evidence of a past

no colour in the skies
no one left to blame
and we thought we were wise
as i fade, i feel revived
shocked back into life
opening imperilled eyes
imperilled eyes

centuries of war and waste
have dealt a mortal blow
mother earth is now no more
there's nothing left to heal

no colour in the skies
no one left to blame
and we thought we were wise
as i fade, i feel revived
shocked back into life
opening imperilled eyes
imperilled eyes


07. Kraft Dinner

<i>["a popular north american delicacy, this macaroni and cheese dinner is probable the heavy metal musician's best friend! by 'living' off this stuff, i saved enough money to pay the rent on a rehearsal space and buy cigarettes each day! boy, what a happy teenager i was!! 'kraf dinner is full of love and butter!!!'"]</i>

cupboard's bare, i'm so hungry
life ain't fair, give me some money
macaroni maniac, a cheddar cheese heart attack

i love, i love, i love, i love
kraf dinner

boiling water, i can't wait
it's getting hotter, it feels so great
macaroni maniac, a cheddar cheese heart attack

i love, i love, i love, i love
kraf dinner

well that was fun, but now that i'm all done
now sedate, i think i'll buy a crate
macaroni maniac, a cheddar cheese heart attack

i love, i love, i love, i love
kraf dinner

kraf dinner
dinner
kraf dinner
my dinner

i want it now


08. Phantasmagoria

<i>["phantasmagoria is a form of psychological disorder where the victim has visions of ghosts in his/her mind. these apparitions multiply, eventually driving the victim nuts. weird, eh? all our friends who remember the phantasmagoria 1986 demo should find this quite happening and very heavy. cheers!"]</i>

i have chosen you my friend, you're mine
locked inside this frightening dream
nowhere to hide
every night my demons you will see
an apparition festival, through hell you'll ride

phantasmagoria
sleep well
phantasmagoria
in hell

some one here is calling out your name
look out, i play inside your brain
fleeing from my shadows, you'll never pass my test
don't you know that ghosts never rest

phantasmagoria
sleep well
phantasmagoria
in hell

approaching, you writhe, we take control
unholy inquisition, sentence very cold
my servants, demons, take you down the hole
your mind destroyed, now i want your soul

phantasmagoria
sleep well
phantasmagoria
in hell

phantasmagoria
phantasmagoria
in hell!


09. Reduced To Ash

<i>["briefly; an imaginary view of our planet after a thermo-nuclear splattering. we hope not."]</i>

the sky is falling, timbers they rush down
all is in rubble, vomiting sounds
screams in the night, yellow and orange
blackened indent, future deformed

the earth it doth shake, molested and torn
all living aborted, none left but unborn
contrived devastation, see all is ruined
bodies, now corpses, bent, broken and strewn

reduced to ash
reduced to ash

self-contained eternity, we've sealed the dawn
by torching the sun with the dragons we have spawned
farewell to all, it's time to leave
chaotic waste, too much to grieve

reduced to ash
reduced to ash

reduced
reduced to ash


10. I Am In Command

<i>["this is not an anti-religious, anti-christian nor anti-anything song. it is about those (hopefully) few televangelists who prey and profit on the weak, poor and directionless. 'command' is narrated by one who is under their 'spell' and one who has just freed himself from one of these cult-like farces. i guess those having problems should be cautious about who they turn to these days. thrash!"]</i>

no defence, enemy attack
i'm fighting for my life
they'll slice you to ribbons, you lose all inhibitions
i laugh at the anti-christ
power of position, deploying ammunition
i'm free from your holy beliefs
your pockets are bled, to christ you're wed
gaze at the lost sheep

i am in command
i am in command
i stand in command

all the taking, eyes are waking
to your mass control
power fades, drunken ways
creating your own hellhole
your god cast out, my armaments shout
your faith is soon null and void
where's god, paid the church of fraud
now heaven's left you unemployed

i am in command
i am in command
i stand in command

moans of the meek, i'm strong, they're weak
i triumph as never before
stand beside, be string, take pride
truth comes from the core
my war is fought by those i have taught
and those pledged to be free
i am here in alliance and stand in defiance
of the church's almighty greed

i am in command
i am in command
i stand in command