TESTAMENT

It’s a prehistoric warning It’s a dream too dark to hold It’s the only bedtime story That can make the young grow old Speculation clouds its ending Hieroglyphics trace its start A boy can’t chase a windmill If a bomb blows it apart Testament Hollow voices tell us how the game is won Testament Toast the good life from the barrel of a gun Testament Search for choices till there’s no more to invent The child’s mind that’s left behind Becomes our testament Got a message you should party Got a message you will die Got a message that you’re nothing Till you’re in the public eye Scramble for your fifteen minutes See how far your psyche’s bent Between a thumbprint on the blotter And a footprint in cement Testament Hollow voices tell us how the game is won Testament Toast the good life from the barrel of a gun Testament Search for choices till there’s no more to invent The child’s mind that’s left behind Becomes our testament

It’s an ancient incantation It’s the smoke on distant skies It’s a message of survival That can cut through all the lies It’s the kingdom you’ll inherit It’s the kingdom we were lent And every dream that falls between Becomes our testament Testament Hollow voices tell us how the game is won Testament Toast the good life from the barrel of a gun Testament Search for choices till there’s no more to invent The child’s mind that’s left behind Becomes our testament .