Machine Head - A Farewell To Arms Lyrics




[Music: Flynn / Demmel, Lyrics: Flynn / Duce / Demmel]

Can you hear their cries?
Nowhere can the children run to hide
Crimson rivers

Flow down the hills
Atone our ills
And woe to all her songs of love

A farewell to arms

Mutilated lives
Blackening as coffin line the sides
Filled with fathers

Who has won?
When only sons
Hold their grieving heads and mourn

A farewell to arms

Always our souls entwine
Erase this vast divide
Deaf ears our voices rest
Tyrant, this is protest

Who has won?
Yes, who has won?

[Chorus:]
I'll wave this flag of white
So the venged see the light
We'll pay for closed eyes
With our genocide

Piercing the masquerade
March to the death parade
Trade no humanity
For pearls of the slavery

In the depth of mind the heart will I find
The truth of our leader
We'll try the facts so through the cracks
May fall the lying cheater

Who has won when we're all dead?

[Chorus]

So is this how we live?
Or is this how we die?

Black blood dripping from platinum fangs
Rich blood flees while
Our poverty hangs

Shepherds they herd the mindless trance
As the flock follows the puppet's dance
In a fatal romance

[Solo: Demmel]

All that they needed was
A pretext, war's next
Heads to the chopping blocks
And our necks are next
For those we died
Who fought for our rights
Whose children now slaves
They're turning in their graves

War hawks and senators
They sit tight, so trite
Never their sons will know
What it's like to fight
But soldiers are dead
And children have bled
And the silence is numb
What have we become?

God save us

A farewell to Arms





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Machine Head A Farewell To Arms Comments
  1. selfrighteous88

    If an album is only as good as its weakest song then The Blackening is probably an all-time Top 10 metal album.

  2. Woody Woodpecker

    Love the music, the message makes sense...for war. Not for my household tho. I'm not giving up my damn guns, sorry Rob.

  3. Jim Mulholland

    Machine Maiden

  4. Ricky Cabrera

    (vile internet comment)




    <3 you folks

  5. Darcy Cox

    Can you hear their cries?
    Nowhere can the children run to hide
    Crimson rivers

    Flow down the hills
    Atone our ills
    And woe to all her songs of love

    A farewell to arms

    Mutilated lives
    Blackening as coffin line the sides
    Filled with fathers

    Who has won?
    When only sons
    Hold their grieving heads and mourn

    A farewell to arms

    Always our souls entwine
    Erase this vast divide
    Deaf ears our voices rest
    Tyrant, this is protest

    Who has won?
    Yes, who has won?

    [Chorus:]
    I'll wave this flag of white
    So the venged see the light
    We'll pay for closed eyes
    With our genocide

    Piercing the masquerade
    March to the death parade
    Trade no humanity
    For pearls of the slavery

    In the depth of mind the heart will I find
    The truth of our leader
    We'll try the facts so through the cracks
    May fall the lying cheater

    Who has won when we're all dead?

    [Chorus]

    So is this how we live?
    Or is this how we die?

    Black blood dripping from platinum fangs
    Rich blood flees while
    Our poverty hangs

    Shepherds they herd the mindless trance
    As the flock follows the puppet's dance
    In a fatal romance

    [Solo: Demmel]

    All that they needed was
    A pretext, war's next
    Heads to the chopping blocks
    And our necks are next
    For those we died
    Who fought for our rights
    Whose children now slaves
    They're turning in their graves

    War hawks and senators
    They sit tight, so trite
    Never their sons will know
    What it's like to fight
    But soldiers are dead
    And children have bled
    And the silence is numb
    What have we become?

    God save us

    A farewell to Arms

  6. David Schibilla

    Best lyrics ever. Trade not humanity for pearls of our slavery.

  7. Bringer of Death

    God I love Machine Head, incredible

  8. TheChicken_YT

    Intro sounds a bit like "One" by Metallica

    Bravo Watts

    I hear it. In the guitar st the beggigig

  9. Vanderwege Joe

    Where's the lyrics? Sometimes I make up my own; in a funny way

  10. Raymond Williams

    EPIC! 🎸🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊

  11. Super McMattman

    I'LL WAAAAAAAAAVE THIS FLAAAG OF WHIIIIITE!

  12. Cherie Looper

    Just those worthless dudes with saddest songs and explicit lyrics. They're very dumb and stupid.

  13. kris organ

    A kid asks you what heavy metal is, you give them a copy of the blackening. Masterpiece

  14. Eric Ballard

    In a non- gay way, this song makes my ding dong expand on length.

    Evan Paluch

    Let the blood flow through you lmfao

    Bringer of Death

    Aren't all ding dong expansions not gay unless they are

    Jim Mulholland

    @Bringer of Death only if your balls touch

  15. Chad Bowhuis

    Easily their most underrated song, and one of my all-time favorites.

  16. who's who

    This song reminds me when a time a was wasted and in my cusion car jamming to this. While I grieve over a break up hahaha aww them memories

  17. SphericalThinker

    Forever my favorite Machine Head song.

    Dimmy Davis

    SphericalThinker mine too bro

  18. Metal Music Maniac

    Every time I listen to this somebody is cutting onions

    Gatecrasher12

    I've been cutting onions to this song since the album came out..........all the onions.

  19. TheSharkAnt Gaming & More

    If The Blackening is explicit, there's no need to mark this song as explicit, as "Hallowed Be Thy Name" and "Battery" aren't marked as explicit. We know the album is explicit, so only mark songs with profanity in them as explicit. It's just stupid to mark all the songs on the album as explicit when not all of them are explicit. None of the less, AWESOME SONG! ROCK ON MACHINE HEAD!

  20. charles Lane27

    Violate is not the heaviest song you wrote,this one is!!!