Otep Battle Ready

KUAN!!

simple souls overload as I explode data banks

’cause the earth & space gave birth to this paleface

supreme — linguistic — mental machine

your brain cells swell – the intellects extreme

fire fills my veins as I proclaim my resistance

to the mind-swapping parasites that feed off my existence

as I — skin the burn to relearn the royal plan

somewhere out beyond the edges in the depths of spirit land

it’s authentic, apocalyptic destroyer

damaging challengers — resurrection, disorder

a monument of crisis – I strike this – your dead

line my nest with your soul — cleansed in bloodshed

[chorus:]

BATTLE READY!

poets gonna take control

BATTLE READY

souls violate parole

BATTLE READY

violently invade your home

— breaking the bones

OF THOSE WHO OPPOSE

commanding the mic — striking up a verb-fest

mass destruction is my function – time to put it to the test

in combat — attacking since way back

in the days I drew praise for the way that I slain facts

formulating flows in revolutionary science

it’s the catastrophic prophet from the anarchist alliance

freaking techniques — this creature of speech

ewe feels the fury of devastation ’cause ewe ewe tasted defeat

I’m alone on my throne in this universe of fear

royalty divides my soul — in this role I’m revered

as the pinnacle — lyrical master — queen of disaster

I ruin brain fluid — the UNKNOWN IS WHAT I’M AFTER

[chorus]

shaking up the world — just like the 2nd coming of Christ

— when I write — thrice divine with this goddess sight

words will flow — wounds will grow

ewe knows — bones will be exposed from the force that I unload

it’s THE SOUL EATER!! — mic bleeder with the voice of chaos

I got the nectar of the gods flowing from my mental pod

gather the flock — alarm your block

tell them the shepherds have come & got the keys to unlock

a holy war — through your veins it courses

more lyrical artillery than the armed forces

supernatural — styles be volatile

it’s the mind manipulator — the WAR CHILD

[chorus]

[bridge]

COME!

SHADOW SOLDIERS!

we came to defy – living life as a lie

we embryonic satellites need our freedom to fly

TO WATCH DIE! — agonizing cries are heard in stereo

I’m visualizing battlefield scenarios

in the line of fire — watching empires fall

into attack position — ELIMINATE ALL!!!

MY SPECIES!!!

[chorus]

[outro]

MY SPECIES!

NO SURRENDER!

Otep I, Alone

LOUD & PROUD

LOUD & PROUD

Alone, in the crowd

Sometimes I feel

more dead than alive

Sometimes I feel

I can do it this time

Sometimes I feel

so empty inside

Sometimes I feel

like I’m losing my mind

Sometimes I feel

like trash cast aside

Sometimes I feel

suffocated by the lies

I want to burn it

I want to hurt them

The spider readies the web

May the bridges I burn light

my way

isolated in defiance, I will

remain

May the bridges I burn light

my way

I will never comply, I’ll forever defy

I’m strange

I’m odd

I’m queer

I’m flawed

I’m one of a kind

I’m strange

I’m odd

I’m queer

I’m flawed

I am divine

Alone, in the crowd

Sometimes I feel nothing at all

Sometimes I feel everything is

my fault

Sometimes I feel

the hate break my mind

Sometimes I feel they deserve it this time

Sometimes I feel my scars are for rent

Sometimes I feel my hands

around their necks

I want to crush them

I want to hurt them

The spider readies the web

May the bridges I burn light

my way

Isolated in defiance, I will

remain

May the bridges I burn light

my way

I will never comply, I’ll forever

defy

I’m strange

I’m odd

I’m queer

I’m flawed

I’m one of a kind

I’m strange

I’m odd

I’m queer

I’m flawed

I am divine

Don’t let the heavy drapes of

the world drag you down

I don’t wanna be complete

I don’t wanna be content

I don’t wanna be perfect

I don’t wanna be like them

Loud & Proud

Loud & Proud

I don’t wanna be complete

I don’t wanna be content

I don’t wanna be perfect

I don’t wanna be like them

May the bridges I burn light

my way

isolated in defiance, I will

remain

May the bridges I burn light

my way

I will never comply, I’ll forever

defy

Loud & Proud

Loud & Proud

Otep Lie

You’ll think of me

when the rain comes down

You’ll think of me

when the thunder rumbles the ground

You’ll think of me

When you try to dream

You’ll think of me

When all of your lies collide

I hurt so easy but I’ll never show it

You lie lie lie to my face

You lie lie lie behind my back

You lie lie lie I’ve seen through your disguise

Burn the truth and tell another lie through your teeth

Spit your story out and leave

Cause I don’t hear a word you say to me

You lie lie lie

You lie lie lie

You lie lie lie

You’ll think of me

When the silence falls

You’ll think of me

But I wont think of you at all

When the orchards blooms in the feral moon

You’ll be stuck within the stitch you threaded with lies

It felt so good

But it never felt right

You lie lie lie to my face

You lie lie lie behind my back

You lie lie lie I’ve seen through your disguise

Burn the truth and tell another lie through your teeth

Spit your story out and leave

Cause I don’t hear a word you say to me

You lie lie lie

You lie lie lie

You lie lie lie

You’ll think of me

You’ll think of me

You’re lying to me

you’re lying to you

Beauty’s only skin deep

But ugly goes all the way through

Lie lie lie

You lie lie lie to my face

You lie lie lie behind my back

You lie lie lie I’ve seen through your disguise

Burn the truth and tell another lie through your teeth

Spit your story out and leave

Cause I don’t hear a word you say to me

You lie lie lie

You lie lie lie

You lie lie lie

Otep Theophagy

Feed it.

Fuck it.

Breed it.

Eat it.

Feed it.

Fuck it.

Breed it.

Eat it.

Feed it.

Fuck it.

Breed it.

Eat it.

I was rapped by orderlies

Gnawed on by rats

Given a lobotomy

Half-drowned in ice baths…

They tried to break me,

Erase me, disgrace me…

Through mental sodomy…

But

I will fight…

I will rise…

I will fight…

I will rise…

Like a Hydra

From the

Ash….

Like a Hydra

From the

Ash..

Another sermon

Of choking smoke

& billowing rage…

It seems this is all it takes

To force the angels to wake

To bring their ivory faces

Buried deep within their wings…

To come, come fly with me..

Come, come fly with me…

Feed it.

Fuck it.

Breed it.

Eat it.

Feed it.

Fuck it.

Breed it.

Eat it.

So many motives

So many totems…

I don’t do this for revenge you see

It’s more of a calling…..

The priest who had a taste for it’s flock

Tender sheep

Boys and girls

I made a lamp out of him

And now

He is the light of the world…

The nun who shot smack from

The stolen tithing cash

I burned her to ash but her

Teeth made a fine pearly necklace…

The senator who buried

His mistress on the back nine

His skull is a goblet for my favorite wine…

You see I need these beautiful moments

When I am unyoking my opponents

Limb from limb

In the knotted irons of combat…

It’s as close to true intimacy

As I can ever hope to reach…

Naked monsters

In the dark

Ripped to shreds & torn apart…

The sheets will be our evidence

Of the blasphemies we invent…

Feed it.

Fuck it.

Breed it.

Eat it.

Feed it.

Fuck it.

Breed it.

Eat it.

Feed it.

Fuck it.

Breed it.

Eat it.

Feed it.

Fuck it.

Eat it.

Repeat it.

Repeat it.

Repeat it.

Repeat it.

Repeat it.

Feed it.

Fuck it.

Eat it.

Repeat it.

Feed it.

Fuck it.

Eat it.

Repeat it………

Otep More Fire

When the sun met the moon

And they kissed on the lips

The world stood in awe

At the very first eclipse

the Lords of lights, fearing the sight

of a love so pure it could steal their shine

They blinded your eyes, torched with lies

in the cold black hole of a sight less night

But the world appeared in flashes of lights

We made our own flames when our lips collide

Ignite

Fight fire with fire

A flame begins with a spark

Fight fire with fire

We burn the brightest in the dark

Fight fire with fire

A flame begins with a spark

Fight fire with fire

We burn the brightest in the dark

When the sun met the moon

And she kissed her on the lips

The world stood in awe

At the very first eclipse

But you surrendered your fire

And you licked the boots of power

You were seduced, Empire of liars

Armed to the teeth, pointless cowards

We won’t be burned by the same flame

Cause passion burns brighter than the darkness of hate

Fight fire with fire

A flame begins with a spark

Fight fire with fire

We burn the brightest in the dark

Fight fire with fire

A flame begins with a spark

Fight fire with fire

We burn the brightest in the dark

More Fire

A single flame can light a million more

Haha

Fight fire with…

Fight fire with…

Fight fire with…

Fight fire with…

Fire…

Fire…

Fire…

Otep On The Shore

I’m getting out and leaving you behind

I’m so tired of forging a life

On the run a loaded gun

There’s a name on the bullet I’m afraid its mine

(I had to let you go, let you go, let you go) [x2]

I’m on the first boat leaving this war

I never got what we were fighting for

The water’s warm I can see dry land

No longer living under your command

(I had to let you go, let you go, let you go) [x2]

I’m gonna sleep well

Sleep tonight

On the shore

Beneath an empty sky (beneath a gentle sky)

I never got what we were fighting for

I’m all alone now washed ashore

The waves break over me

In the blood colored mud so tenderly

I’m on the first boat leaving this war

I never got what we were fighting for

The water’s warm I can see dry land

No longer living under your command

I’m gonna sleep well

Sleep tonight

On the shore

Beneath a gentle sky

Sleep well

Sleep tonight

On the shore

Beneath an empty sky (beneath a gentle sky)

(I had to let you go, let you go, let you go) [x2]

Selective amnesia’s the people’s anesthesia [x4]

Sleep well

Sleep tonight

On the shore

Beneath a gentle sky

Sleep well

Sleep tonight

On the shore

Beneath an empty sky (beneath a gentle sky)

Sleep well

Sleep tonight

On the shore

Safe from your crimes

Sleep well

Sleep tonight

On the shore

Safe from your crimes

(Selective amnesia’s the people’s anesthesia…)

How can you choose

To let the blind see better than you [x2]

Otep Invisible

Dress like we do,

Speak like we do,

Think like we do.

Obey…

Beneath the cold sun

Watching you walk away

Where my terror runs

In rivers so decayed

I am invisible…

I’m in this room for days…

Teeth on every wall…

That never go away.

I’m made of blades and flame…

I’m sick and dangerous…

You’re my favorite prey

‘Cause I hurt the ones I love.

You’re so lovely when you cry.

You’re so perfect when you lie.

You can be my crucifix,

Hold me up to watch me die.

Can’t you see?

I’m invisible…

Beneath the Pagan moon

One more prey dies today.

On sheets of flesh and doom

Shivering in endless shade like criminals…

The stain still remains

And I promise you, it never goes away.

You’re so lovely when you cry.

You’re so perfect when you lie.

You can be my crucifix,

Hold me up to watch me die.

Behold,

Feast your eyes as the peripherals explode.

Can you see me now? [2x]

The ugly will resign

When the young blood eats the light.

And one day,

This pain could save your life.

You’re so lovely when you cry.

You’re so perfect when you lie.

You can be my crucifix,

Hold me up to watch me die.

War on every shoulder

Lye on every eye

We’re painting submission

Across the shadowed sky…

Fire on the sides,

Burned and bright, has arrived (?)

Lost in flight, on golden molted wings.

Now do you see?

Now do you…

Now do you see?

[INTRO TO HOME GROWN]

Mama, don’t cry…

For believing his lie…

It’s not your fault.

It’s not your fault.

Paid for our sins,

You protected us then…

And saved us all.

I make this vow,

I promise you now:

He’ll never touch us again…

He’ll never touch us again…

He’ll never touch us again…

Otep Head

In that final look

Does the deer forgive the wolf ?

You’ve stolen my fascination

You’ve amothered my holy addiction

And now I’m soaked in you

Like fat white worms or sad haikus

I woke up

& the worldwas on the fire

I woke up

& the swine had conspired

To erase all the faith

That I have in the human race

I woke up

& the world was on fire

It’s all in your head

It’s all in your head

They said I need to flee

Are they shepherds ?

Or are they sheep ?

Are we the butchers ?

Or are we meat ?

In this nest of lies

Living a life under siege

We sink in the stink

& I need my disease

It’s all in your head

They said I need to flee

This neverending ordinary monarchy

Beneath the toxic water

Where my secrets come to meet

In catacombs of shadow

& wet skies of mystery

I found a soggy savior

A painted lady made of eyes

She sings to me, my deceit

“your life is a lie”

I woke up

& the world was on fire

I woke up

& the swine had conspired

To erase all the faith

That I have in the human race

I woke up

& the world

Was

On

Fire

It’s all in your head

It’s all in your head

They said I need to flee

Are they shepherds ?

Or are they sheep ?

Are we the butchers ?

Or are we meat ?

In this nest of lies

Living a life under siege

We sink in the stink

& I need my disease

It’s all in your head

They said I need to flee

This neverending ordinary monarchy

If we stand too still,

They’re gonna eat us alive !

Watch your tongue,

Teach them young…

Medicate the mutiny.

Better living through chemistry

Self destruction’s patriotic.

Money fixes everything.

Wach your tongue,

Teach them young…

We’re taught

To love & hate

To fight & obey…

I’ve lost my mind,

But I’ve found my way

(in this nest of lies

Every wall has eyes)

It’s all in your head

It’s all in your head

They said I need to flee

Are they shepherds ?

Or are they sheep ?

Are we the butchers ?

Or are we meat ?

In this nest of lies

Living a life under siege

We sink in the stink

& I need my disease

It’s all in your head

They said I need to flee

This neverending ordinary monarchy

Otep Apex Predator

She’s pounding on the door

She’s crawling on the floor

Oh, she’s so coy…

She’s scratching on the walls

She’s clawing at the gauze

She’s so coy…

She’s gnawing on the ropes

She’s pulling at the hooks

She’s so coy…

Oh, you know she wants it

The way that she taunts me

Damn, she’s so coy…

It’s the Apex Predator

With a sermon for the listener

Seduce & Destroy…

Your head upon a stick

Would look really sick

But they would call me crazy

For the way I spoke to it

I’d ask about its day

Did it miss me while I was away?

Tight lipped from the stitches

It wouldn’t have much to say

The rest would be kept in a

Tight little dress

Propped up in the corner

A perfect little pet

Locked in a box

So I can keep stock

A trophy to show me

That all is not lost

The writing on the wall

A psalm in napalm

Abandon all hope

But try to stay calm

Bleach to clean the curses

I exist, I’m not the first

Tell my mother I love her

I didn’t suffer

Photos & fantasies

Virtuoso of crimes scenes

The Apex Predator…

But why does she look so much like me?

Nobody move, nobody gets hurt

But where’s the fun in that

I gotta satisfy the thirst

Nobody move, nobody gets hurt

But where’s the fun in that

Death is such a flirt

Nobody move, nobody gets hurt

But where’s the fun in that

You get what you deserve

Nobody move, nobody gets hurt

But where’s the fun in that

Survival of the worst…

It’s the Apex Predator…

I’m the boss…

She’s got a broken arm

I’ve got a broken heart

Boy, she’s so coy…

She made a little fire

With a fork & electrical wire

Damn, she’s so coy…

Blowtorch nightlight

Switchblade knife fights

FUCK! She’s so coy…

Thunder in the distance

Gun shots or missiles?

My smile is artificial

The lock clicks, my eyes fix

The writing on the wall

A psalm in napalm

Abandon all hope

But try to stay calm

Bleach to clean the curses

I exist, I’m not the first

Tell my mother I love her

I didn’t suffer

No regrets, no apologies

A self-fulfilling prophecy

The Apex Predator…

All I could smell was her hair……..

…Burning……

Nobody move, nobody gets hurt

But where’s the fun in that

I gotta satisfy the thirst

Nobody move, nobody gets hurt

But where’s the fun in that

Death is such a flirt

Nobody move, nobody gets hurt

But where’s the fun in that

You get what you deserve

Nobody move, nobody gets hurt

But where’s the fun in that

Survival of the worst!!

But why does she look so much like me?

Like worms on a hook

That were plucked from the

Heart of the bodies of gods

For the wretched & lost..

Like worms on a hook

That were plucked from the

Heart of the bodies of gods

That men had forgot..

Like worms on a hook

That were plucked from the

Heart of the bodies of gods

That were rotting to DUST!!

The Apex Predator…

All I could smell was her hair……

…Burning……

Nobody move, nobody gets hurt

But where’s the fun in that

I gotta satisfy the thirst

Nobody move, nobody gets hurt

But where’s the fun in that

Death is such a flirt

Nobody move, nobody gets hurt

But where’s the fun in that

You get what you deserve

Nobody move, nobody gets hurt

But where’s the fun in that

Survival of the worst…

Nobody move, nobody gets hurt

But where’s the fun in that

I gotta satisfy the thirst

Nobody move, nobody gets hurt

But where’s the fun in that

Death is such a flirt

Nobody move, nobody gets hurt

But where’s the fun in that

You get what you deserve

Nobody move, nobody gets hurt

But where’s the fun in that

Survival of the worst!!

All I could smell was her hair…..

All I could smell was her hair…..

…Burning…….

Otep Self-Made

No [x3]

Into the defect

The reason

The source

Of all this

Mysery

And extract it

Forever

What heals me kills me

I’m a natural assasin

A massacre in action

I’ve never known remorse

Or felt any compassion

This is my drug of choice

The reason demons rejoice

My rage remains a beast untamed

I bet you’ll remember me now

Glutton

I am heartbreak and depression

Regret without redemption

A wounded animal

Afraid of my reflection

I am an epidemic

This is a crime of passion

The willing weak deserve defeat

The penance will be savage

I bet you’ll remember me now [x2]

Bi-polar

Self-abortion

Mind fuck

Can’t escape

These chains

Of shame

I’m stuck

Swollen in the mud

Barely

Standing still

Hungry for the hunt

And the thrill

Of the kill

Come on

I’ve always been a shadow

Content with my disease

You’ll never see it coming

‘Cause you never notice me

Unload

Words are the remedy [x2]

What heals me kills me [x9]

The plague rages on

I’ve built myself out of ash and agony

I am ready

I

Am

I

I am my own creation, I am, self-made [x3]

Destroyers

I am I

A bone heals

A bruise fades

But art is forever