The Strong Survive

 Skrewdriver – The Strong Survive

 

1. The Strong Survive
2. Voice of Evil
3. From the Land
4. In the Wasteland
5. Stand Proud
6. Paranoid
7. Hail and Thunder
8. Backstabber
9. United
10. Warzone
11. Shining Down
12. Mist on the Downs

 

 

1. The Strong Survive

 When we make a stand they try to knock us down. But we are up again, and we carry on. We may be down again, but not for the count of ten. However they hit us, we’ll be back again.

 The strong survive, the strong survive. Look at us baby, we’re still alive. The strong survive, the strong survive. Look at us baby, we’re still alive.

 There’s certain people around, who heed the eastern call. Who’d like to see our slaughter, like to see us fall. We’ll here’s a message for you, coming straight from the heart. It won’t be us who’s running, when the battle starts.

 The strong survive, the strong survive. Look at us baby, we’re still alive. The strong survive, the strong survive. Look at us baby, we’re still alive.

 We’ve gotta join together, gotta act as one. We’ve gotta take action, before the chance has gone. As enemies of all kinds fear for their lives. For our quest is eternal and the strong survive.

 The strong survive, the strong survive. Look at us baby, we’re still alive. The strong survive, the strong survive. Look at us baby, we’re still alive.

2. Voice of Evil

Crime in the classroom, spouting forth from some Red mouth. Some call it a teacher, they’ll try to tell you that north is south. They’re making up stories, tell you that fighting for your land is wrong. Then want us all weak now, they’re not doing their job if you are strong.

 Ignore the voice of evil. Stand up and be strong. Ignore the voice of evil. Cos you’re right and they’re wrong.

 They never stop trying, to make you feel bad. Ashamed is how they want you, for the things your country’s had. They say self defence is evil. They tell you should take it all. Losing is good now, what a load of bull. I say stuff ‘em all.

 Ignore the voice of evil. Stand up and be strong. Ignore the voice of evil. Cos you’re right and they’re wrong.

 They say all men are equal, there’s no difference at all. Well who’s it that lives in mud huts, yeah while others live in halls? Yeah do we run ’round with spears? Do we eat other men? Are we a gang of bankers? But the teacher says we’re just the same as them.

 Ignore the voice of evil. Stand up and be strong. Ignore the voice of evil. Cos you’re right and they’re wrong.

3. From the Land

From the land, the blood arose, becoming flesh and bone. And then on came the family, the building of a home. The land was their religion, from its earth they came. It’s trees and fields and rivers, were their eternal flame.

 Then came the foul invasion and the night came rolling black. And a strength that was born long ago. Held those invaders back.

 The dark lord came forth with his men, to pillage in the glen. Their faces grim, with scarlet flags, they came about men. The evil grew within their hearts, this was an alien creed. Their wishes were to loot and burn, and see the people bleed.

 Then came the foul invasion and the night came rolling black. And a strength that was born long ago. Held those invaders back.

4. In the Wasteland

The warrior fought the battle, out on the battlefield. Too long the strife was waged, his fate would soon be sealed. For far too long the daily lies had served to keep him down. Apathy had been the plague, but now he’d come around. Let’s hopes it’s not too late, for a man to do great deeds. For a garden to be healthy, you must first destroy the weeds. And if he’s left it too long, destruction will soon show. And he’ll be left in darkness, to wander aimless roads.

 In the wasteland, the carrion feed. In the wasteland, our people bleed. In the wasteland, bones gleam white. In the wasteland, if we don’t fight.

 Our in the darkened forests, the whispering began. Warnings circulated, they spread across the lands. And in the people’s hearts and minds, something did awake. The spark of pride had come alive, and the evil power quaked. The blood that was the strongest, began now to unite. The common bond of all our men, had taken up the fight. And evil powers everywhere, will all come tumbling down. For we’ll not bow to any man, and we’ll not wander ’round.

 In the wasteland, the carrion feed. In the wasteland, our people bleed. In the wasteland, bones gleam white. In the wasteland, if we don’t fight.

 In the wasteland. In the wasteland. In the wasteland. In the wasteland. In the wasteland.

5. Stand Proud

I get a feeling, despite the double dealing. Someone’s trying to grind us down. Despite the storm breaking, people are awakening. We’re always gonna be around. Shout out loud “We’re strong and proud.” No one’s gonna kill our voice. No treacherous scum gonna have us on the run. Trying to murder freedom of choice.

 If we stand proud, and get knocked down. Well that’s the way it’s got to be. If we die trying, well I prefer dying to living on my knees.

 Will it be a Red day? Not if I have my way. You can shove their stinkin’ two. faced lies, if they get their say, there’ll only be bad days. Stand and watch as freedom dies.

 If we stand proud, and get knocked down. Well that’s the way it’s got to be. If we die trying, well I prefer dying to living on my knees.

 Don’t give up the fight for what is good and right. We’ve got to keep the vultures at bay. I’m living for the times that they pay for their crimes, when we’re sweeping all the rubbish away.

 If we stand proud, and get knocked down. Well that’s the way it’s got to be. If we die trying, well I prefer dying to living on my knees.

 If we stand proud, and get knocked down. Well that’s the way it’s got to be. If we die trying, well I prefer dying to living on my knees.

6. Paranoid

Finished with my woman ‘cos she could not help me with my mind.

 People think that I’m insane ‘cos I am frowning all the time.

 All day long I think of things, but nothing seems to satisfy. Think I’ll lose my mind, find some things to qualify.

 Can you help me? Do you hear my mind? Oh yeah.

 Make a joke and you will find, I will laugh and you will cry. Happiness I cannot feel, love for me is so unreal.

7. Hail and Thunder

Despite the heavy load, that on our shoulders goes. We march towards the raging storm. Onto the battlefield, for we shall never yield, as from our love ones we are torn. With gleaming swords and shining shields, our flags we proudly wield. Towards the field of death we ride. Our battle songs we loudly sing, for victory they will bring. Old comrades riding by our sides.

 Hail and thunder, the lightning fills the sky. Gone’s the calm that calm that comes before the storm. Hail and thunder, we’re not afraid to die. A mighty sea of warriors marching on.

 For high ideals we make our stand, to cleanse all poison from our lands. We fight the evil and the greed. Whilst dark forces created strife, to bleed our nation of its life. Long ago they planted the evil seed. They spread a plague, a wicked spell, to keep our people locked in hell to keep us from the forests and from fields. They always hoped we would not know, but now the devil’s cover’s blown. The strength of light is gonna break the evil seal.

 Hail and thunder, the lightning fills the sky. Gone’s the calm that calm that comes before the storm. Hail and thunder, we’re not afraid to die. A mighty sea of warriors marching on.

Hail and thunder, the lightning fills the sky. Gone’s the calm that calm that comes before the storm. Hail and thunder, we’re not afraid to die. A mighty sea of warriors marching on.

8. Backstabber

In every town, every neighbourhood you’ll always meet one, though you never should. He’ll be your friend, he’ll swear on his life. Then turn your back and in goes the knife. He’ll always say he agrees with you. Nod his head at your point of view. And when you’re gone he’ll change your loyalties, he’ll go and side with your enemies.

Cos he’s a backstabber, there’s one in every place. Backstabber, which one is your face? Backstabber, can you hear the call? Backstabber, that’s gonna bring about your fall. Backstabber.

 Backstabber loves to see you fall. You have to put your back up against the wall. He’ll do his best to bring you own. For two. faced lies, he’s the worst around. The hatred lurks behind his eyes. But on his face is a friendly smile. One face and then two, but turn around and the knife’s in you.

 Cos he’s a backstabber, there’s one in every place. Backstabber, which one is your face? Backstabber, can you hear the call? Backstabber, that’s gonna bring about your fall. Backstabber.

Cos he’s a backstabber, there’s one in every place. Backstabber, which one is your face? Backstabber, can you hear the call? Backstabber, that’s gonna bring about your fall. Backstabber.

9. United

Look around, they’re moving in. Move around, when they begin. You can do it, you can do it and if they wanna they can try it, but they’ll never get near, and they can get out of here. Gonna keep on trying, never stop.

 United, united, united we stand. United we never shall fall. United, united, united we stand. United we stand one and all.

 Give me hope, don’t give in. Don’t give up, we’re gonna win. You can do it, you can do it, and if they wanna they can try it, but they’ll never get near, and they cam get out of here. Gonna keep on trying, never stop.

 United, united, united we stand. United we never shall fall. United, united, united we stand. United we stand one and all.

10. Warzone

Damp pavements, street lights. She was born to stand and fight. No favours nor charity. She was never part of a minority. Inner city baby, brought up tough. Look around here now, it looks rough. Nerves of steel get her through her day. She must survive in this concrete maze.

 She’s a warzone baby, brought up in a war. She’s a warzone baby, she’s got to know the score.

 It’s night and on the corner the dealer stands. One more disease in a once. great land. She ignores him and passes by. Her ambition is not to die. Turns a corner and she’s in gangland. It’s all eyes, teeth, and white headbands. She keeps her distance ‘cos she knows their game. Rapes their hobby but she ain’t playing.

 She’s a warzone baby, brought up in a war. She’s a warzone baby, she’s got to know the score.

 Living in a warzone, living in a hell. I don’t recall the exact day that our country’s morals fell. Living in a warzone, where death stands by our beds. Did we ever vote for this? They seem to want our nation dead dead dead.

 She’s a warzone baby, brought up in a war. She’s a warzone baby, she’s got to know the score. She’s a warzone baby, brought up in a war. She’s a warzone baby, she’s got to know the score.

11. Shining Down

Can you tell me why, so many days? Spent in the rain, with so much pain. Why can’t the sun, come breaking through? Come shining down now, on me and you, yeah.

Why can’t the sun, come shining down? Then we’ll have won, no black clouds around.

 Too many hours, spent in the gloom. Watching visions of, impending doom. Get off your seats, and stand up straight for you can control, your own fate.

 Why can’t the sun, come shining down? Then we’ll have won, no black clouds around.

 Then don’t tell me, nothing can be done. With that attitude, nothing will be won. So we’ll stand and fight, looking up to the sky, as we wait for light, it’s either win or die, now.

 Why can’t the sun, come shining down? Then we’ll have won, no black clouds around. Why can’t the sun, come shining down? Then we’ll have won, no black clouds around.Come shining down. Come shining down. Come shining down. Come shining down on me.

12. Mist on the Downs

In shrouded forests, in England’s leafy dales an air of mystery, yeah, of long forgotten tales. Where time stands still, and flowers sway, and the river passes by. A place of peace, of mystery, where the autumn breezes sigh.

 I will remember, the mist upon the downs. Yeah, that September, the mist upon the downs.

 Through country roads, and winding lanes, leading to the hills. I walk and gaze upon the land, until I’ve had my fill. Peace of mind is yours to find, in a countryside so green and there’s no man could stand and fail to be moved by this scene.

 I will remember, the mist upon the downs. Yeah, that September, the mist upon the downs.

 Misty days, and secret ways, beneath the autumn trees. Falling leaves upon the ground, yeah the calm is all around me. When troubles come, when problems rise, the woodland pull is strong. Surrounded by the forest deep, there is no right nor wrong.

 I will remember, the mist upon the downs. Yeah, that September, the mist upon the downs. I will remember, the mist upon the downs. Yeah, that September, the mist upon the downs.