uThe Reaper/u

Pain, pain, pain

Destruction and defecation

I'm standing alone in the rain

Not knowing when to end this vacation

Never to know what goes on

Hidden and laughing, the reaper watches

Waiting for us to get everything done

And on and on the time marches

Rolling down to the end

Unforgiven and cut off from friends

(Chorus)

The reaper, reaper, reaper

Always just a step behind

Slinking forward, the creeper

And who will cry for the blind

Who will weep when we forsake this life

But for now, death has been denied

What goes on behind locked doors

Evil deeds and evil pacts

Men cheat on their wives with whores

Women cheat on their men to get back

The reaper sees all and writes it down

He'll be back when it's time for them to pay

Left alone, but not forgotten for now

Off to watch the little kids play

Run, Johnny, run and don't fall down

Drop the scissors and beware the clown

The reaper, reaper, reaper

Always just a step behind

Slinking forward, the creeper

And who will cry for the blind

Who will weep when we forsake this life

But for now, death has been denied

For all time the reaper has preyed

Upon this world and those who live

Destroying that which nature made

Taking away the life it gives

(Tempo Speeds Up)

I hear his steps getting closer

All the while walking faster

The clock, tick, tick, ticking faster

His breath going down my back

Is this what everybody feels when it's their time?

The reaper whispers into my ear, your soul is mine

The reaper, reaper, reaper

Always just a step behind

Slinking forward, the creeper

And who will cry for the blind

WHO WILL WEEP WHEN I LEAVE THIS WORLD BEHIND

WHO WILL WEEP WHEN I FORSAKE MY LIFE

...no longer is my death denied

...the reaper has come and I hear him drawing his scythe