Hardcore for Jesus (recordings 1985​-​1989)

by The Lead

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    One of 200 CDs made by Retroactive Records in 2006 and signed and numbered by Rob Christie, Nina Llopis, and Julio Rey.

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1.
I had to make a big decision Was I gonna listen to what You say Or go my own way I’ve always been a reckless dreamer I never knew where I was going to But now I know You And I’m doing things I could never do before And everywhere I go You open up the door And You’re like a bright Light shining out of me Everywhere I go I want them all to see It’s thru You I could get a strange reaction Maybe some people will think I’m crazed But that’s okay If they can get up and shout against You You know that I will do the same But I’ll exalt Your Name Lord You’re in everything I say and o And everything I do I do it unto You And You’re like a bright Light shining out of me Everywhere I go I want them all to see It’s thru You
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Better Off 02:02
Better to have been a baby seal Thank an unborn living baby human Baby shoulda beena a seal Now he’s dead like the 17000000 O Lord have mercy on me Wondrously You have formed me You knew us all before we were born And we holocaust aaway and beat up our sons Better to have been a soldier With a gun to fight your killers That’s all she wrote as the needle comes in God’s mysterious wonder turns to collagen But they’re coming back triumphant
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I’m looking at you You’re looking at me You’re wondering why I say I’m free I’m under his thumb Is that what you say You’ve got to be strange To follow the Way All you ever do is cover your ears I see you living in death and fear If you knew God He’d open your mind He’s easy to reach He’s not hard to find But you always say Get out of my face You say it’s not cool To follow some rule We’ll see in the end Who ends up a fool You won’t be bought Is what you’re telling me My battle’s been fought And that’s why I’m free All you ever do is cover your ears I see you living in death and fear If you knew Jesus He’d open your mind He’s easy to reach He’s not hard to find But you always say Get out of my face
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Hardcore rules here are two Hate Ronnie Reagan no matter what he do Question authority I’d really like to know Who got the authority to make those rules Question the authority that says question authority Gonna hafta see for yourself Left right wing bands, bands without a stand It is a fad or is it a command We’re no role models cos as for us Our Role Model died for us on the Cross We looked all over and when it was done The Truth we thought was a lie was the truest One The Cross Resurrection the Forgiveness of sins And the Spirit inside adds up to more than a whim Its the devil’s world so there’s no surprise Just mention Jesus no comfort inside Try to hide it by ridiculing Him Shouldn’t that be telling everybody something
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You don’t know what I know But you think you know But you don’t really know You don’t know what I know & you don’t really know You don’t see what I see But you think you see You don’t really see You don’t really see what I see You don’t really see You don’t hear what I hear You think you hear But you don’t really hear You don’t hear what I hear You don’t really hear You don’t believe what you say you believe But you think you believe But you don’t really believe You don’t believe what I believe And you don’t really believe 1 2 3 4
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Kill Satan 03:35
Written by Julio Rey
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I had to make a big descision Was I going to listen to what you say Or go my own way I’ve always been a reckless dreamer Never knew where I was going to But now I know You Now I’m doing things I could never do before & Everywhere I go You open up the door You’re like a bright light shining out of me Everywhere I go I want them all to see It’s thru You I could get a strange reaction Maybe some people think I’m crazed But that’s ok If they can up and shout against you You know that I can do the same But I’ll exalt Your name & Lord You’re in everything I say & do & You’re like a bright light shining out of me Everywhere I go I want them all to see It’s thru You
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The world has laws for this and that But there’s only one law It’s called the law of love When Jesus came down to save men from sin He came with a law It’s called the law of love In your hearts keep His words Accept the teaching that He endured He suffered a lot for your sins & mine So He can stop satan from robbing you blind It’s the law of love, for you too, see It’s the law of love for you & me Todays the day that Jesus will come in To relieve yourself from the bondage of sin His high is better than any pill I don’t need drugs to get my thrill “I cant do anything for you Lord I’ve got so much to do Look @ my life You blessed it well I don’t even have to worry bout Hell” Just another throwaway “I’ll finish the race even running behind If You come back tomorrow I hope not to look back After all were talkin about Heaven Though I hope You’ll set the date back Let no black cats cross my path I promise You You’ll see me at church Won’t you make me a happy girl”
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Ive got a way of looking straight at you Ive got a way of looking straight thru your somedays You ought to breathe life & you don’t need to cheat on life With God inside you you know that you Can see it thru I got a second chance You know I got a second chance Don’t tell me you want to go where I go Don’t tell you want to get there someday You ought to breathe life Then you wouldn’t need to cheat on life With Jesus inside you you know you Can see it thru Hes got a way of looking straight at you Hes got a way of looking straight thru you Your somedays He wants you to breathe life and not have to cheat on life With God inside you you know you can See it thru. Jesus gave me a second chance (Ephesians 5:8)
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The time is near & Jesus will appear He died for the world & its sin If you respect the Lord get ready to fear For God’s righteous judgement will begin God’s judgement will come to the world God’s going to judge mankind If you want to live with Jesus Just ask Him to control your mind Surely you know that God is kind He’s trying to lead you to repent But man’s heart is so stubborn & hard His evil ways have a terrible scent The world puts the blame on the Lord Jesus Don’t put the blame on Him He choose us from the start to be His kids So love your brothers your enemies your friends (II Corinthians 8:20 Ephesians 1:4)
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Hardcore rules here are two Hate Ronnie Reagan no matter what he do Question authority I’d really like to know Who got the authority to make those rules Question the authority that says question authority Gonna hafta see for yourself Left right wing bands, bands without a stand It is a fad or is it a command We’re no role models cos as for us Our Role Model died for us on the Cross We looked all over and when it was done The Truth we thought was a lie was the truest One The Cross Resurrection the Forgiveness of sins And the Spirit inside adds up to more than a whim Its the devil’s world so there’s no surprise Just mention Jesus no comfort inside Try to hide it by ridiculing Him Shouldn’t that be telling everybody something Gonna run to my ride into West Germany Cause I’m one step ahead of the KGB It’s cold but I’m warm the Lord of my strength He comforts my soul & shortens the length Even iron curtains can be broken thru & I’ll run Bibles thru them to old Moscow Let the Word hit Leningrad & the Ukraine In underground services away from Lenin pain Run hard don’t stop move fast don’t walk Hard snow you’re there you’re there You’re there you’re there hard snow I don’t care if I’m caught I’ll slowly die But just thinking bout my next running ride I’m just a guy who liked to flirt with death Then I cut it too short and I found life Now I just give it to those that had given it up That the Blood of Jesus might cover up their strife
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His name was Trigger Luke & he had the fastest draw He’d killed three sheriffs he lived by his own law 1 Day after game of cards & the whisky poured hot A woman waited for trigger upstairs in a cot He and the bartender her price but tempers began to fly Another claimed an earlier payment And he was shot down on the pavement Not dead but never to be a man again If what I’m saying you can understand & Trigger quietly walked away He stayed with the woman for three days He left town & no one saw him months on end Rumors filtered in that he’s been changed I heard he crossed paths with a travelin preacher Trigger drew his gun but the man had reached him I heard he lay down his gun Smashed his bottle on the ground I heard he cried that day I can’t believe what I’ve heard said He won’t ever touch another woman & He was beaten by a man & He’s coming back to town & 5 men want to gun him down I woke up late to se exactly what had passed I saw Luke lying dead of a shotgun blast I heard Luke rode in at the crack of dawn As enemies confronted him with their guns drawn They said they wanted a fight To pay him back for their lost rights Luke just asked to forgive him He said he had a new life to give them “Long ago I was lost” His next words were drowned By the shots Someone heard his last breaths He said “Lord forgive them”
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Better Off 02:05
Better to have been a baby seal Thank an unborn living baby human Baby shoulda beena a seal Now he’s dead like the 17000000 O Lord have mercy on me Wondrously You have formed me You knew us all before we were born And we holocaust aaway and beat up our sons Better to have been a soldier With a gun to fight your killers That’s all she wrote as the needle comes in God’s mysterious wonder turns to collagen But they’re coming back triumphant
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Jesus is the One who leads us to salvation He is the One that really really cares He is the One who gave us our salvation He is the One who never ever fears You don’t believe God made creation You don’t believe he’s the One to fear You don’t think that Jesus is the answer But let me tell you cause satan is at your ear Get Right!
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I’m looking at you You’re looking at me You’re wondering why I say I’m free I’m under his thumb Is that what you say You’ve got to be strange To follow the Way All you ever do is cover your ears I see you living in death and fear If you knew God He’d open your mind He’s easy to reach He’s not hard to find But you always say Get out of my face You say it’s not cool To follow some rule We’ll see in the end Who ends up a fool You won’t be bought Is what you’re telling me My battle’s been fought And that’s why I’m free All you ever do is cover your ears I see you living in death and fear If you knew Jesus He’d open your mind He’s easy to reach He’s not hard to find But you always say Get out of my face
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I seen you before You look the other way I want to say Do you want me to stay or go away? I’ve told you my story I can’t hide His Name – Jesus is my glory I’m not the same No I’m not the same You look to me like you’re so sad But you don’t have to feel that way You can know Him like I do Give your heart to Him today
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I’m not of the world but I’m in Jesus can free you from sin The sins of the world won’t pay His love fills the earth all day If you’re of the world and not in & You happen to die in your sins The Lord will judge you on that day & boy you’re gonna pay pay pay It’s a crazed world today If you want to live for Jesus Accept the Lord today Just receive Him into your heart & tell satan to depart (2 Pet. 3:10 Matt 9:6 6:19-21 Jeremiah 22:29 John 3:3-21, 31-36 2 Cor 5:1 James 3:14)
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No Religion 02:03
I don’t need no religion cos I got the Lord Don’t need to work up to Him cos He came Down & did it all Don’t need no barefoot pilgrimages Don’t need no porcelain images Don’t need no candles lit Don’t need no penance sit Don’t need no religion Jesus came & touched me Don’t need no religion He came down & changed me Don’t need no religion Don’t have to do a thing Don’t need no religion If I want to it’s out of loving Him By faith I don’t need no religion don’t need No load on my back No fall down no failure No asceticism no fall back I thought that I would work my way Into God’s kingdom someday But He let me know in time Now I’m in His kingdom And He’s ruling mine
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Emergency! 03:04
I was thinking about What you’ve done in my heart How You changed my life & now You are my Lord & I was thinking about How much I had heard about You Then I read your Word & You were everything they said That You would be Now that I’ve changed I see You all the time You are the Lord of my life I just want to glorify You In everything I do… Emergency
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There is no earthly solution Rebels against every revolution All you end up with is a final solution Either die or live in disillusion Greed & lust for power Alway waiting to take over Don’t expect it to stop Till there’s a revolution in the heart Old revolutionaries are forgetting The things they used to do Now just regretting I leave it up to God, it’s all in His Hands I see things happen I get more convinced of that If there was no need for salvation Then there would not be war If man’s heart were not evil No one would be starved For money will never quench That vague elusive inner need Neither will being a working class hero Nor pride in humanitarian deeds Lets get down to it, the Lord created us all & His standard is what will judge us all You can start the revolution Just by believing & Jesus will end the devils’ deceiving
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He was nobody’s fool he always knew what he was Just a bunch of molecules no spirits or souls to speak of He turned his back on God Spat on those offering His love He was in charge of his life Til something happened to his wife No one’s an atheist when you’re looking at death in the face Sit down blubbering trying to pray before it’s too late Trying to jump out of a fiery plane into the pearly gates Jesus is so real when you’re looking at hell in the face He was nobody’s fool but now he’s a puppet with strings cut off Sitting on her deathbed trying to strike a deal with God He doesn’t know where to start Promise to go to church forever Light one hundred candles a day To make the reaper go away
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XB 03:10
Looking over there Looking everywhere Look what I see She’s looking straight at me Lord give me strength Not look with lust I’ve got the power Of God’s Holiness I’ve got the power To rule over sin I’ve got the strength To live once again Jesus gave His life To destroy satan’s plan Satan can’t rule With chains on his hands Jesus is the Way, the Truth & the Life Yes yes Jesus lives He’s the One that will forgive
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Sick of This 04:26
Sometimes I don’t act the way I’m supposed to do That’s when I get scared wondering when I’m being true Getting sick & tired of the same old smiling faces Running out of people to like, stuck in the same places What did you think? This was the easy way out? What did you think following the Lord is really all about? Did you think we just got our daily holy kiss? And no failures and frustrations make me sick of this? Sometimes I get home with scum all over me That’s when I look in the mirror disbelievingly Finding out how much God loves me every single day But I’m always finding out the hardest way Trapped by my intellect, where do I go from here? Just turn off the lights & go to sleep without a prayer Somewhere someone’s nails are ripped out for the Lord I take so lightly And with each stumble & guilty pang satan grows more & more mighty Now here I sit like a useless rug on the floor Waiting for the hand that pulls me to heaven’s door Sometimes a sin is all I need to get me thinking right A failures all it takes to get me back into the fight
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Took a long time just to find you Though sometimes Lord I’m Still running away from you & Your will for me And a voice inside me says it’s not true It says You You don’t need Him & you don’t need His love I’ve been thinking all about you & how you keep on running away from Him And His will for you It’ a game you play But you can’t ever win Well I haven’t got too much time I can only tell you what He’s done for me And what your life could be like And how His love is the only love That can set you free You see, you You need Him You need His love
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We’ve been driven out by demons for too long We’ve been in the flesh letting it get strong Cold conviction is the sword into our hearts Opens up a wound & lets the filth depart Life without the Lord is a pursuit of nothing Run in circles till you’re on your knees & screaming Dive into the murky depths of satan Drown in it you still die empty And He’s calling out to you And He has died for you But He can not force you The Lord always waits to fill your life His jagged wounds spilled the payment of the price Just like Him you can say goodbye to your death Let Him break your babel before it falls on your head
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Alienated 01:49
I like your name and I like your face Are you a charter member of the human race? Are you ever frustrated by the things you see? Does it make you sad or upset like me? You are alienated from this world Talked about but politely neglected Alienated from this world & I’m beginning to understand With love in Your eyes you confront the lies The double standards and the party ties My one affiliation is with Your name To share Your kingdom & to share Your shame I have chosen the narrow road Lord You gave me such and easy load I look at the cross & I see Your love
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Oh Lord what can I do now? Have I done wrong to You somehow? All this failure in every station Have I given You an abomination? And I just feel like running away Become a monk and pray Cut myself off from everyone All alone until I see the Son Abomination strange fire Don’t wanna be a liar Oh Lord what a tough road It’s even worse when I carry the load I know I’ve got to give it to You But I’m hearing lies that seem so true I fear You now fear Your wrath Oh Lord keep me on Your path Abomination strange fire I don’t wanna be a liar Oh God I just give up What a solution to my lack of trust Life crumbles, I never heeded You’re giving me what I needed Broken now, build me up Like You no one can sculpt Perfection from formless mass Eternal truth from dead past Abomination strange fire I don’t wanna be a liar USA USA national pride Next president might be anitchrist USA USA thousand and one ills Everyone offers a thousand one pills Don’t need national pride Don’t need national lies Ain’t cornered the market on God Gotta bend your knees and fall USA USA heart to heart Of, by, for the people, make a start Away from the pride and the dollar bills Adultery for which there is no pill The Blood was spilled for all For gains non territorial You destiny’s not manifest You can’t earn what’s blessed Yankee come home Facing hell alone Hold out your hand For the flames know no flag
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666 and pentagrams on the wall Dark kingdoms decay and forces fall I need my booze and marijuana every single day & all the girls I can bring in & kick out the next day I look in the mirror & there’s my phantom lord Make me forget the kind of poser that I was before Satanic bible is creative input I wake up at night and see red eyes hovering above Got Kentucky Fried Chicken bones tied round my neck Playing a game called evil making love to death A skull-faced succubus with the coldest touch Fulfills my fantasies of the upside-down cross A creature of the night lost in my head Find a metal mama gonna leave her dead Gotta keep running & who cares where As long as it’s fast as long as I dare Try to think of it as a game When you face the real reaper and say You’ didn’t mean it when you took God’s Name in vain Playing with satan’s fire and walking in the smoke But satans’ got you & he won’t take a joke Ignore the wrinkles forming fast on my face Pedal to the metal & keep it hell paced Sometimes I feel something chasing me don’t know what I’ll be alright as long as the music don’t stop First it’s cool til the cold comes creeping in In waves of fear and paranoia Don’t know how to get out of what you got in Played with satan’s fire now get ready for the pit & smoke You chose to play his game but he didn’t t take the joke You & your master Dying ever after
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No Religion 02:34
I don’t need no religion cos I got the Lord Don’t need to work up to Him Because He came down & did it all I don’t need no barefoot pilgrimages I don’t need no porcelain images I don’t need no penance sit I don’t need no candles lit I don’t need no religion Jesus came & touched me Don’t need no religion He came down & changed me I don’t need no religion Unless it’s out of loving Him In Faith I don’t need no religion I don’t need no load on my back No fall down failure no asceticism No fall back I thought that I would work my way Into God’s kingdom someday But He let me know in time Now I’m in His kingdom And He’s ruling mine I don’t need no religion He came down and changed me I don’t need no religion Don’t have to do a thing I don’t need no religion Unless it’s out of loving Him in faith
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Old Warrior 01:30
Keep looking keep looking keep looking Keep on having fun The answer is keep on looking Keep your mind on the run Old warrior Old warrior Is it so uncool to run a clear race? Is any answer to you a lie? Think you’ll only find the truth of life On the day that you die? Old warrior old warrior Old warrior old warrior Anyone who claims to have the answer Is a turnoff to you no matter who But I pray that on the day that you die You don’t have to realize you let the Answer go by When you turn fifty or sixty If the world should go that far You can smile at your life of changing windmills Call yourself an old warrior
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Hey you Yeah I’m talking to you Jesus died on the cross for you And He shed His blood for you But you’ve got tunnel vision You let the message of salvation Go in one ear and out the other Don’t don’t reject Him Because the reason that He died Was to take away your sin But you just turn a deaf ear To everything I say And act like this message Is not for you but it is Hey you yeah I mean you Don’t let it get too late Don’t think you can wait Get rid of that tunnel vision Because that message of salvation Was meant for you
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Puritan 00:16
Wrinkles on their face they doubt Dress for corporate power outfits around Can’t see the things I do my way Feel bad inside when they say they’ll pray Of God’s guidance I am sure And I’ve made my share of errors Just follow God the best I can And not to be tempted to cry “puritan!” Pimples on their faces they doubt Dress for rad trend fashion around In a sea of ways trying to show God’s way Feel scared inside when it’s time to pray Of God’s guidance I am sure And I’ve made my share of errors Just follow God the best I can Sometimes you’ve got to be a puritan
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Try to look through His eyes as Golgotha approached Can you feel the bolts of pain that seared through Him? But it could not compare to the desolation inside The guilt of every murder the despair of every lie Jesus became sin such was His love He was mutilated beyond all recognition But in God’s eyes He was more than repulsive He became sin the thing that He most abhorred And from God’s love Jesus got an expulsion Jesus became sin He looked up for His Father in hope on the cross The very Jehovah who thundered “This is my Son” Jesus cried out but the Father turned away Turned away from this filth and He was gone Darkness had won AND ON THE THIRD DAY…
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So you’ve seen the light Well what are you going to do with it? Don’t hide it inside That’s not what He wants you to do with it ‘Cause that’s how they know Him They know Him by what you do It’s not only what you say It’s what you do chorus: You say that you want to change the world Yea, you say that you want to- Change the world I said it’s not what you say It’s what you do That’s how they know Him They know Him by watching you They could be tired They could be hungry They could be lost They could be dying repeat chorus If you want to change the world You’d better let God work on yourself And after you let God work on yourself Then maybe you can help change something else
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Boring World 01:40
It’s not too hard not to love the world When it’s nothing but one big bore The few things that we could call simple pleasures Just leave us in need of being restored chorus: Careers and bank accounts-what for? Don’t get detentions and pass you classes-what for? Buy a beautiful house and build a wall-what for? Get a beautiful wife have lots of kids-what for? The promises of growing up seem like lies to me Driven by green rectangles profit mentality And when I get myself far away from the Lord Is it any wonder all I feel is bored? repeat chorus It means nothing outside the Lord
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A suicidal thought or two Or three or four or five Satan will do anything But to keep your faith alive A hole’s been drilled inside your heart It’s getting bigger by the day But still you turn your eyes When someone says God could be the way No. I can’t see inside your head But I know the feeling And I know the dread You see I’ve been there before And I know how it feels Satan will come to rob he will come to destroy and to steal chorus: he’s the father of lies And he’s telling you a lie ‘Cause he’s telling you to die And suicide-is a lie You try and try to make it Through the night Everything seems wrong And nothing seems right A voice keeps whispering Again and again Make this day your last Make the anguish end But Jesus is the Way And the Truth and the Life And He will take away the fright And the fear and the anguish And pain that you feel Don’t listen to satan’s lies When he tells you God is not real repeat chorus He knew you before you were born And He even knew you when You were not even formed He knew the time and place you began Yes-Jesus is the Way And the Truth and the Life And He will take away the fright And the fear and the anguish And pain that you feel God will take it away Because God is really real
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Why do you doubt To know what God is all about You want to live your own way You say that “God is dead” to me I see right now that your spirit is hurting inside You spirit cries for something to relieve the pain You lack of faith in God is why your spirit is dead and weak The cries of help are getting to where you can’t sleep Let me tell you why Your spirit is hurting inside You life is full of hate You want to destroy what God creates You say there is no God you don’t believe in what you see Look at the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea The power of God is for real. Faith in Him will set you free It’s up to you if you want Him to free you of this internal pain Now my life is closing in I can’t believe the mess I’m in I scream for help God are You there I want to know why I’m here Please oh God help me now the walls of life are closing down The pain inside is killing me the fear inside is haunting me I put my faith in You now just take away this awful pound Now I see what drove me down the hate and sin that’s all around Clean my life take my sins Jesus Christ I ask you in Now I won’t go insane You’ve taken away this internal pain It is hope that builds the faith to strengthen our dreams Alone with God and His Word is the main thing for me Know His love and share His word is the Power we need You alone can’t save yourself from the evil we see Run the race to win the prize God will bless all your needs
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I had words for you I had ears for you I had time for you patience for you I had hope for you I had dreams for you I had smiles for you I had love for you But now all that’s left is the love And I’ll keep praying to God above It can still come out alright Why do you do the things you do Who blew it your mom or you Now there’s a price Walking down Mr. Big wearing that fishing cap Concealed weapons laughing at heart attacks Alway getting wasted writing crud on the walls Gang violence mentality take it into Youth Hall Friends worried and concerned for you Wanting no more trouble for you Now the county’s coming to take you Showed you Jesus and faith Did you take it and throw it away Prayers for you. I will dream for you I will smile for you I will wait for you I will think of you I will visit you I will talk to you I will listen to you I will pray for you Hope this first time is the last Hope it soon will be passed I hope you survive That time you prayed to be saved Hope it was real wasn’t faked I hope you stay alive
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Oh no I try to get myself to stop this sin but I just can’t seem to make it go away Oh no it must be something inside of me that says it want to go, but maybe I really want it to stay you you you seem to be always there just waiting just waiting for my weakness to emerge you you you like a stalking giant just waiting there until I get the urge chorus: Oh no . . . here it comes again It’s the same old-it’s that same old sin again Stop stop is what I shout is what I shout to myself but then I do it anyway repent and pray repent and pray I get on my knees and repent and pray when will this anguish end give it up give it up you’ve got to give it all up to God when will you ever learn fight fight you fight with all your flesh don’t you see it’s only by His power repeat chorus But I can do all things through Jesus Christ He give me the strength
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“Don’t tell me what to do rich boy “Don’t tell me what I am old man “It ain’t doing no good to me “Your good book there in your hand “Did you spend a lot of time practicing “Reciting your words so perfectly “Are you trying to win a gold star “Is you preacher giving trips to Hawaii?” Is it in our minds is it in our eyes? What do we do Lord what do we do? “Did I hear ‘love’ a couple of times “I guess it’s hard for me to tell “I look at you and your teeth are smiling “Your eyes despise me for my look and smell” Uttering the same old phrases Looking for brightness in the faces Seeing anger an indignation We left God out of the equation It’s in our minds it’s in our eyes What do we do Lord tell us what to do? Once I spoke the same old joyful words And I said them with conviction And that fire still burns inside Though my world put a mote in my eye Makes it harder to see the prize Hades sufferers cry out From doom’s other side “Warn my family warn my friends “Bring them to Jesus from satan’s lies”
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Losers 03:18
The empires are crumbling how the mighty have fallen Electric church short circuit is this what they’ve been sowing? Are they really aberrations mutants out of God’s will? and if they’re really saved are they in for the early kill? chorus: Ten little Indians one by one Fat fortune luck? points it’s gun God is dead all will say Soul by soul burns away Look in the Bible Old Testament failures Moses hit the rock Noah drunk and naked For a woman David murdered Solomon took idols And a few years later Peter’s three denials repeat chorus It’s not the amounts of money, it’ll all perish in the end And it’s not the people who gave of their heart God will prize them in the end And it’s not he ones who stole God will know how to deal with them It’s the ones that now may never believe they’re the losers in the end We’ve got to open our hearts we’ve got to hit the ground Cry on your knees eyes closed face down I know my failures as darkness covers the world And I am no better I’m in the hands of the Lord
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Oh God Oh God Please say this can’t be This morning they said There’s a baby inside of me They’re telling me that I Should make it go away To start my life over I’d better do what they say And they say you’re not really a baby You’re just a fetus And you’re not even formed And they say that I won’t remember you And they say that I will not think of you And they say you’ll be just a faded memory Well they lied-they lied You see it isn’t true Because every day I think of you And what it would be like To hold you in my arms I never meant to kill you I never meant to do you any harm But they said you weren’t a baby You were just a fetus And you didn’t need to be born But on that day they lied to me You were alive inside but they just couldn’t see You are always a living memory And only a loving God could forgive me Oh God, forgive us for murdering Our children
44.
I know it’s like this everywhere But I can’t help it I’ve got to care If only cause it’s hit me in the face Lost a few notches in the spiritual rat race Seems some church brothers lied about me Word’s gotten around what could they think of me? chorus: I can’t find it in my heart To forget to forgive how shall I then live? I’m not in love I just made a friend Nothing’s going on we both understand But righteous anger has turned to rage And rebuke has turned into a war waged Youth group and service all eyes are on me And I’m getting getting getting getting angry repeat chorus And so I suffer and I suffer . . . I know it’s pride I keep hanging onto God will strike me my grip will soften I’ll beak down and forgive any day But when they say hello, I’ll probably still look away
45.
Skate or Die 04:09
I know your motto It’s Skate or die Well Jesus died Do you know why Oh yeah you say that you know God real well But you don’t think about Heaven And you don’t think about Hell You could be skating for the King of Kings Instead you’re not skating for anything It’s on your mind All the time Possesses you It’s what you do But I can see real well You could skate yourself Straight to hell If you’re not skating For the King of Kings Then you’re not skating for anything He will take All you do He will give it meaning He will empower you But yea I see real well You’ve taken God and put Him on a shelf If you’re not skating for The King of Kings Then you’re not skating For anything
46.
He’s the one that pushes you into the jaws of sin He’s there when innocence ends and tortures begin He’s in every drugland he’s in the Bible belt Tells you it’s all in your mind tells you all is well chorus: I’m going to hear the demons cry out In one tortured scream Controlling the controllers he gives no one a chance Got a gun in his hand gonna see you dance He’s the instigator of teenage suicides He’s the one who’s trying to give mankind his cyanide repeat chorus I’ll be there when the time comes to stand next to that pt of fire I’ll be there when the moment of truth overtakes the father of liars For he was always there when I was lying or hating So I’ll be there when the time comes for the Lamb to kill Satan repeat chorus
47.
Sunday morning Still the dark Mary saw That the stone had been rolled away Disciples She screamed real loud She told them that They have taken our Lord away Mary, Jesus said, I have risen from the dead Go tell them now that I’m alive not dead But they believed her not. that He had risen from the dead He was very sad that they did not believe in Him Go ye Into all the world And teach My Words In the name of the Father Son and Holy Ghost That’s what The Bible says In color red Those are the Words Jesus said Bible is for real the Words in this Book they can heal His Love is for real don’t let Satan kill or steal You know what Jesus did when He rose from the dead He broke the chains of sin that we may all live with Him
48.
Defiance 03:59
You say you live by no rules but your stomach must be fed And you’ll cry and scream for rules when you’re stabbed and left for dead You say you’ll throw out society and replace it with something new But someone won’t like it and do their own coup on you Defy defy You mock the ‘damned Christians” but you can’t kill the Truth Burn down the churches we’ll go back to catacombs Gag our mouths and torture us strengthen us even more We see behind the blasphemy you can’t shock us anymore Defy defy

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Compiling:

The Lead EP (tracks 1-4)
Released July 1985
Produced by the Lead and Mike McNamee
Engineered by Mike McNamee
Recorded at Sync Studios, Miami

Return Fire cassette (tracks 5-21)
Released January 1986
Recorded live to 2-track 11/9/85
Sync Studios, Miami
Produced by the Lead and Hal Spector
Engneered by Hal Spector

Automoloch EP (tracks 22-27)
Released October 1986
Produced and recorded by the Lead
Recorded on the Lead's Mobile Recording Unit (Julio's portatudio) at Third Eye Studios, Hialeah, FL
Remixed at Sync Studios, Miami with the parental guidnce of Mike McNamee and Hal Spector

The Past Behind EP (tracks 28-34)
Released June 1987
Recorded at Third Eye, Miami
Produced by the Lead and Pete Sosa
Engineered by Pete and Angel Sosa

Burn This Record CD (tracks 35-48)
Released November 1989
Produced by Mike McNamee/Mac-Attack Productions and the Lead
Recorded and mixed 9/89 at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida
Engineered by Mike McNamee
Assistant engineers: Mike Spring and Andy Roschberg

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released October 6, 2006

Nina Llopis: vocals, bass
Julio Rey: guitar, vocals
Robbie Christie: drums, vocals
Andy Coyle: guitar (tracks 35-48)

2006 digital remaster by Rob Colwell

Digital transfer by Bill Duncan/GreenFog Studios and Thomas Anthony/Natural Sound (tracks 28-34)

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The Lead Miami, Florida

Christian hardcore punk pioneers of the 1980s, now Christian post-hardcore apostles with a lower case 'a'

The Lead is
Nina Llopis,
Rob Christie,
Andy Coyle
and Julio Rey

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