Book Of Shadows II Album Lyrics by Zakk Wylde


Zakk Wylde Lyrics

Book Of Shadows II Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Autumn Changes

As I stand upon these shores of lies and deceit
The tides that turn against you
And the storms that one cannot see
Just like a storm that keeps on rolling
Forever rolling on
My autumn changes have come and gone
Like the falling leaves and the memory of what you've become

The cold wind blows upon your senseless fall from grace
Behind the mask of greed, I could not see your face
Just like a storm that keeps on rolling
Forever rolling on
My autumn changes have come and a gone
Like the falling leaves and the memory of what you've become
My autumn changes have come and gone
Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone...



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Tears Of December

Fields of gold
And all that shines
You knew just where to look
Yet you did not wish to find
Drawn and quartered by the fate of one's own hand
Don't need to search for peace
When you don't wish to understand

Empty skies leave nothing to hold
Like the tears of December
Leave you broken and so cold

Within this house of mourning
You'll find no doors
Upon the floors of the forsaken
You choose to walk once more
No regrets, you turn and ignore
Choose what you see
Play the blind man once more

Empty skies leave nothing to hold
Like the tears of December
Leave you broken and so cold

As you trip inside this home and start to drift
So far, so far away
As tomorrow walks with the hopes you can't recall
As the tears of December, they begin to fall

Empty skies leave nothing to hold
Like the tears of December
Leave you broken and so cold
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Lay Me Down

For I shall carry this weight
Of the words I wished to say
For just one moment, I'll give back all my yesterdays
For all of the songs no longer sound the same
As I keep reaching back for one more day

Lay me down upon your darkness
Lay me down upon your fears
Lay me down across the waters that gather all your tears
Lay me down

No more promises to be kept or made
Within my wounded silence
And the mourning that never fades
For all of the roads that we walked
They no longer look the same
As I keep reaching back for one more day

Lay me down upon your darkness
Lay me down upon your fears
Lay me down across the waters that gather all your tears
Lay me down

Falling so far
So far from what I've known
Falling so far
Can I find my way back home?

Lay me down upon your darkness
Lay me down upon your fears
Lay me down across the waters that gather all your tears
Lay me down upon your darkness
Lay me down upon your fears
Lay me down across the waters that gather all your tears
Lay me down



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Lost Prayer

You say that you're damned
You say that your life isn't fair
What's right and what's wrong
You've got your needs and you just don't care
On and on we drift
Back to where we were before
You can welcome me in
I will not walk through that door
Oh, no, no.

I may be blind but I'll find my way
Like a lost prayer on stormy day
Oh, stormy day

You can carry your grudge
I've severed these ties
And I've cut you free
Keep your war to yourself
I buried what was, and my sympathy
On and on we drift
Back to where we were before
You can welcome me in
I will not walk through that door.
Oh, no, no

I may be blind but I'll find my way
Like a lost prayer on a stormy day
Oh, stormy day
Stormy day
Well I may be blind
But I'll find my way

I may be blind but I'll find my way
Like a lost prayer on a stormy day
I may be blind but I'll find my way
Oh yeah, like a lost prayer on a stormy day
Oh, stormy day



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Darkest Hour

Your crossroads have come
And as they knock upon your door
Choices to be made
For this life in which you led
Will you leave or will you stay?

In your darkest hour
Tell me what's it gonna be?
In your darkest hour
Will you walk with me?

And what was certain becomes unclear
As the Doubts of Thomas whisper in your ear
And all that you knew
And all that you believe
Starts to fall away
Will you leave or will you stay?

In your darkest hour
Tell me what's it gonna be?
In your darkest hour
Will you walk with me?
In your darkest hour
Tell me what's it gonna be?

The crossroads have come
And as they knock upon your door...



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The Levee

There was a time when your waters had run still
I don't know where, but those waters have died
As you held hands with the hell beneath your feet
You turned your back and waved heaven goodbye

When the levee fell away
For you lost more than yourself that day
When the levee fell away
Forever is just a word you say

For all of the colors in your dreams have gone astray
Just like a blind man who's lost his way
As the clock ticks and the end is near
You left town, yet your troubles are all still there

When the levee fell away
For you lost more than yourself that day
When the levee fell away
Forever is just a word you say

This train has run out of track
As the engines fade
Far, far, far away, you fall
And that's where you'll stay

When the levee fell away
For you lost more than yourself that day
When the levee fell away
Forever is just a word you say



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Eyes Of Burden

Years pass and the seasons change
Hopes that drown within life's pouring rain
Time weighs on the strands of faith
End of days, for you I wait

As I cross these oceans of time
Just so I can make you mine
These eyes of burden
I shall make blind
Just so I can make you mine

Thoughts of you
My world, it smiles
The cold embrace
Of one's endless mile
The snow that falls upon disheartened faith
End of days, for you I wait

As I cross these oceans of time
Just so I can make you mine
These eyes of burden
I shall make blind
Just so I can make you mine



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Forgotten Memory

Now that the storms have come and gone
And the war has begun to fade
All that the rains have gathered and washed away

Farewell to what remains
And as the setting sun disappears into the sea
And all that meant so much
Now it's nothing more than a forgotten memory

The hollow shadow of the clouds
So far yet always near
Scattering of ashes
Upon all that's draped in black

Farewells without tears
And as the setting sun disappears into the sea
And all that meant so much
No longer means that much to me
Now it's nothing more, no it's nothing more
Than a forgotten memory

It's getting hard, so hard to see
For I've seen these clouds before
And as they pour the rain down on me
For I shall carry on, I'll carry on
It's nothing more than a forgotten memory

Farewells without tears
And as the setting sun disappears into the sea
And all that meant so much
No longer means that much to me
Now it's nothing more
No it's nothing more than a forgotten memory



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Yesterday's Tears

For here I stand
Broken pieces of the memories that fall through my hands
Taken for a fool
As they sharpen their knives
Stab me with my trust once again
So many sinners dressed as saints
Lies and the half truths they paint
Another day
Your memory fades

I shall not mourn
Yesterday's tears
All that is gone
And all that once was here
I shall not mourn the past
The days, the months or the years
Yesterday's tears

Saddened and betrayed
Yet unbroken, I walk amongst the liars and the thieves
Nothing ever lasts
It's been spoken
Compassion died, yet no one ever grieved
So many sinners dressed as saints
Lies and the half truths they paint
Another day
Your memory fades

I shall not mourn
Yesterday's tears
All that is gone
And all that once was here
I shall not mourn the past
The days, the months or the years
Yesterday's tears

All that's gone
All once was here



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Harbors Of Pity

As you sink to the bottom of the silence you embrace
The lonesome worry and all it's replaced
Lost within your darkness is where you wish to be
The truth stands before you and yet you choose not to see

The light that burned
Has all but gone away
As you drown within your harbors of pity
And their lifeless waves

As you drift far far away
Broken dams of resentment
With nothing to say
Your ship of joy has long disappeared
Ceaseless descent upon the weight of one's tears

The light that burned
Has all but gone away
As you drown in your harbors of pity
And their lifeless waves



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Sorrowed Regrets

As you look back upon the past
This tarnished wake
Which you refuse to see
All shall be swept aside
As you hide the wounds
That shall not set you free

This mountain of sadness
That can't be moved
The funeral that will not be
This anguish that weighs upon
All that is, and all that's to be

Take all I've got
Take all that you need
More than I've got
Take more than you need
These crosses you bear
And the weight of your world
And your sorrowed regrets
Hand 'em all to me

So many pages turned
These trails of grief
Shall walk with no return
The corners of your eyes
The silhouette
Of the thorns that will not die

This mountain of sadness
That can't be moved
The funeral that will not be
This anguish that weighs upon
All that is and all that's to be

Take all I've got
Take all that you need
More than I've got
Take more than you need
These crosses you bear
And the weight of the world
And your sorrowed regrets
Hand em' all to me



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Useless Apologies

Your self-made darkness has come and found
As the vultures gather and circle around
You stole my tomorrows, I buried my todays
All I loved - I watched its ashes fly away

Gone are my blue skies
You've painted them all black
With useless apologies
Some things in life you can't take back

As the sun rise awaits, so much left to see
You blinded my happiness, took everything from me
You stole my tomorrows, I buried my todays
All I love - I watched its ashes fly away

Gone are my blue skies
You've painted them all black
With useless apologies
Some things in life you can't take back



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Sleeping Dogs

You couldn't find your peace
Within the bitterness that burns
For the sleeping dogs that lie
Forever to return
Forever to return

Gone but not forgotten
You cut me down just to watch me bleed
Gone but not forgotten
I gave you the last word
And that's the last thing you'll take from me

This injustice that you hold
Belief in the story that you sell
For the sleeping dogs that lie
They're alive and well
Alive and well

Gone but not forgotten
You cut me down just to watch me bleed
Gone but not forgotten
I gave you the last word
And that's the last thing you'll take from me

Last thing you'll take from me
Last thing you'll take from me



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The King

Although I may have faltered
I'm just a man
For I've been broken
Time and time again
But in your moments of doubt
When there's nowhere left to run
Within these tears of darkness
I would steal the light from the sun

I may not be a king
But I'll carry you through it all
Your shelter from the storm
To catch you when you fall
I may not be a king
But I'll give you my world
All and everything

Enslaved and condemned
By the fears that hold your hand
Abandoned and betrayed
Time and time again
But in your moments of doubt
So empty and afraid
When it all falls to pieces
I will not walk away

I may not be a king
But I'll carry you through it all
Your shelter from the storm
Catch you when you fall
I may not be a king
But I'll give you my world
All and everything

For I may not be a king
But I'll carry you through it all
Your shelter from the storm
Catch you when you fall
I may not be the king
But I'll give you my world
All and everything
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