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from Burning Japan Live 1999

"Tears Of The Dead" is track #1 on the album Burning Japan Live 1999. It was written by Michael Amott.
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Hideous crimes an' atrocities
The slaughter of millions beyond belief
Those were dark times so different from now
The law of evil ruled our fatherland

I was but a pawn in their game
Why should I feel any guilt?
Still when I close, close my eyes
The words unfold, it all comes back

I can't defy it, can't deny it
I know it to be true
In my sleep they come to haunt me
They know it to be true

Tears of the dead

We are all on the turning wheel of fate
A young man standing proud in uniform
I never stopped to hesitate
Until it was far too late

I was but a pawn in their game
Why should I feel any guilt?
Still when I close, close my eyes
The words unfold, it all comes back

I can't defy it, can't deny it
I know it to be true
In my sleep they come to haunt me
They know it to be true

Tears of the dead

My hands are soiled, covered in blood
Stains that never wash away
Their hollow eyes confronting me
Judging me

Now an old man at the end of my days
Contemplating my life of sin
Living is never simple, the road is hard
I had no say, just a puppet in a sick play

I was but a pawn in their game
Why should I feel any guilt?
Still when I close, close my eyes
The words unfold, it all comes back

I can't defy it, can't deny it
I know it to be true
In my sleep they come to haunt me
They know it to be true

(Tears of the dead)
(Tears of the dead)
(Tears of the dead)
(Tears of the dead)
(Tears of the dead)
(Tears of the dead)
(Tears of the dead)
(Tears of the dead)
Tears of the dead

Songwriters
Michael Amott

Published by
SONGS OF KOBALT MUSIC PUBLISHING

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