One Second

Paradise Lost’s sixth studio album, released on Music For Nations in 1997.

One Second cover artwork
1. One Second 3:32 Lyrics
2. Say Just Words 4:02 Lyrics
3. Lydia 3:32 Lyrics
4. Mercy 4:24 Lyrics
5. Soul Courageous 3:01 Lyrics
6. Another Day 4:44 Lyrics
7. The Sufferer 4:29 Lyrics
8. This Cold Life 4:21 Lyrics
9. Blood of Another 4:01 Lyrics
10. Disappear 4:29 Lyrics
11. Sane 4:00 Lyrics
12. Take Me Down 6:25 Lyrics
13. I Despair 3:54 Lyrics

One Second

Paradise Lost’s seventh single release. Released on Music for Nations in 1997. A limited edition version with a blue version of the cover art was released, replacing ‘The Hour’ and ‘Slave’ with live versions of ‘Mercy’ and ‘This Cold Life’. Another edition was released in Germany which featured a remix of ‘One Second’.

One Second single cover artwork
1. One Second 3:32 Lyrics
2. The Hour 3:02 Lyrics
3. Slave 2:36 Lyrics
4. Mercy (Live) 4:18 Lyrics
5. This Cold Life (Live) 4:08 Lyrics
6. One Second (Remix) 6:14 Lyrics

Say Just Words

Paradise Lost’s eighth single release. Released on Music for Nations in 1997. A limited edition version with a blue version of the cover artwork was also released, replacing ‘Cruel One’ with ‘How soon is now?’ and ‘Soul Courageous’ with ‘Albino Flogged in Black’.

Say Just Words cover artwork
1. Say Just Words (Edit) 2:56 Lyrics
2. Cruel One 3:22 Lyrics
3. Soul Courageous 3:01 Lyrics
4. Say Just Words 4:02 Lyrics
5. How Soon is Now? 4:36 Lyrics
6. Albino Flogged in Black 6:30 Lyrics

True Belief ’97

Paradise Lost’s ninth single release. Released on Music for Nations in 1997. This single was only available in France.

True Belief '97 cover artwork
1. True Belief ’97 4:51 Lyrics
2. How Soon is Now? 4:36 Lyrics
3. True Belief ’97 (Instrumental) 4:48 Instrumental
4. Interview with Nick Holmes 9:20  
5. Interview with Gregor Mackintosh 9:20  

One Second

And for one second, I lost my head
And for one second, I wished that you were dead
And for one second, you wish that you were here all alone
Hold back the tears that could fall for me

And for one second, I lost my breath
And for one second, I cherish what you said
And for one second, it seemed that I was here all alone
Hold back the tears that will fall for me

And for one second, I understand
And for one second, my life was in your hands
And for one second, you wish that you were here all alone
Hold back the tears that could fall for me

They fall alone…

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Say Just Words

You get high, with your destructive instinct
You get high, with your corrosive instinct
Where can I go, to escape your foul mind tricks
You’re trying it more, but you will never break me

‘Cause you presume the winner is you, but that’s not true, so say just words to me

Unreal what your hate’s providing, say just words to me
Your talk is always contradiction, say just words to me
You won’t feel the warmth of friends around you, say just words to me
Is it true that there is worth inside so say just words to me

Your designs, all the worse from power craving
Your desires, only where there’s fire burning
I’ll show you the way, a pleasure that’s for the taking
You’re trying it more, but you won’t get satisfaction

‘Cause you presume the winner is you, but that’s not true, so say just words to me

Unreal what your hate’s providing, say just words to me
Your talk is always contradiction, say just words to me
You won’t feel the warmth of friends around you, say just words to me
Is it true that there is worth inside so say just words to me

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Lydia

Through the searching lights that weave and dart
Comes the stranger that cares not for your heart
The pain of living life this way
Must take its toll on you some day

Your jaded eyes can’t see
Embarrassment or harm
The frail skin that bleeds
Emotionally on guard

All lowest forms of life are pounding you inside
Your hollow cold display, your tired masquerade

Let the image that you present entice
Unlike the mirror that shows the strains of vice
This act of contact your decay
While willing souls will more than pay

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Mercy

You live for times of solace
Within a sign there’s a promise
Don’t lose all faith ’cause you shake at night
It’s in the art of the process

In another rhyme beyond this place
The healing’s fast enough
Done a thousand times, a thousand ways
Until you’ve had enough

It’s mercy you’re asking for, cheating life by taking more
It’s mercy you’re asking for, take my life or give me more

The loss of prize possessions
To cure the mind’s obsessions
Could trade your soul for that normal life
Elite to all objections

See beyond all tears and broken years
Your senses giving up
Lose all confidence at your expense
Your courage swallowed up

It’s mercy you’re asking for, cheating life by taking more
It’s mercy you’re asking for, take my life or give me more

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Soul Courageous

I could not care less for oh so many things
Tales of your distress and what tomorrow brings
Alluring you on sight
I’d harbour my delight
You could not care for what tune sorrow sings

In this battle of ages
A breath of fire would light your pilot
Are you soul courageous
A breath of life would make you maybe see
You bring me to the ground
You bring me to the ground

Victory’s in vain unless one knows the score
Inner peace reclines, in place the bitter scorn
Spirit maketh man
Always at hand
The spirit fails to save the ones worth waiting for

In this battle of ages
A breath of fire would light your pilot
Are you soul courageous
A breath of life would make you maybe see
You bring me to the ground
You bring me to the ground

Always always, you bring me to the ground

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Another Day

Another day and the guilt is gone
Another day will stress the weak and the strong

Just a memory that we’ve become
I have taken without warning
When the day has just begun

A Summers day
And my blood runs cold
I can hear you in the morning
As I’m reaching out to haunt you

A Summers day
And my blood runs cold
You will never hear me calling
As I’m reaching to destroy you

Another day won’t ease the sorrow
Another day will help frustration to grow

All the pictures and the face of hope
I have taken without warning
When the day has just begun

A Summers day
And my blood runs cold
I can hear you in the morning
As I’m reaching out to haunt you

A Summers day
And my blood runs cold
You will never hear me calling
As I’m reaching to destroy you

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The Sufferer

I find when I’m all alone that I feel so ashamed, ’cause all my pride is gone

Say what you never can resist
Say what you never would believe
Give what you never want to show
Give what you never would receive

A time when I’m all alone and I’m breathing afraid, ’cause all my pride is gone

Elate the tears I create, how completely inane, ’cause all my pride is gone
Collapse at my sorry stance, but I need to surpass, ’cause all my pride is gone

My only thrill alone in my own Hell

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This Cold Life

I can take one day to achieve my goal
Then it starts again
In this circumstance that I call my own
Dreams just don’t deliver

I never needed foes
Forever feeling low
‘Cause they break me down
Cannot fake this frown

I never took offence
I never swore in advance
But I’ll break you down
With my poison mouth again

I cannot deny, bittersweet recline
To a sole religion
It’s a certain way that I’m feeling host
To a new deception

I never needed foes
Forever feeling low
‘Cause they break me down
Cannot fake this frown

I never took offence
I never swore in advance
But I’ll break you down
With my poison mouth again

I can take one day to achieve my goal
Then it starts again
In this circumstance that I call my own
Dreams just don’t deliver

In this cold life…

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Blood of Another

You’ll see the blood, blood of another
You’ll see the blood as we roll in it together
You’ll see the blood, blood of another
You’ll see the blood as we roll in it together tonight

What unruly life is like
What is fabled wisdom like?
This indulgent grace is spinning around and leaving all behind
Knowledge limits you besides, claiming you’re so sure by vibes
In this frozen climate the temperature should bring you down to rights

You’ll see the blood, blood of another
You’ll see the blood as we roll in it together
You’ll see the blood, blood of another
You’ll see the blood as we roll in it together tonight

Beauty, purity inside
Twisted madness filth and vice
Death is not selective, the darker shroud will fall on all despite
Recklessness the fault in mind, anger laughter can’t provide
Try to turn a blind eye, the wasting pain, one trip you cannot buy

You’ll see the blood, blood of another
You’ll see the blood as we roll in it together
You’ll see the blood, blood of another
You’ll see the blood as we roll in it together tonight

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Disappear

In living with the fear of chance
The chance of fear’s the only reason you’re awake
We decrease in size when burdened with your mind
But you know escape is to run

In a constant commotion
When I speak it’s revulsion
Maybe you’ll disappear

Recall the past when you were strong
Those distant days it seems are now forever gone
You’ll increase desire to wander and retire
But you know escape is to run

In a constant commotion
When I speak it’s revulsion
Maybe you’ll disappear

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Sane

Seasons of sun won’t suffice
But for you my guarding light
I’d walk around this earth

Though the streets are paved with gold
I’d collect it to be sold
I’m bringing this on myself

But I feel for you, will you show you’re sane

In your mouth a loaded gun
Pull the trigger, have you won?
Lets see how you can do

It’s the darker days you dread
All the hurtful things I said
It seems I’m nothing

But I feel for you, will you show you’re sane

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Take Me Down

You aren’t what I love, you aren’t what I need
You aren’t what I love, you aren’t what I need

What I need

Don’t let them take me down there

You aren’t what I love, you aren’t what I see
You hate from above, you become what I need

What I need

Don’t let them take me down there

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I Despair

In your hands I’m trying
In your hands I’m trying flight
I can’t die
In your hands I’m trying
In your hands I’m trying flight
I can’t die

I’m flying in the cold breeze every night

Spare me all the strife
My desires never tire
But would it be much better if I died?

Petty highs get me by
But how long must I live with this disguise?

Have you no direction?
I just sense pretentious signs
In your highs
Have you no direction?
I just sense pretentious signs
In your highs

I hear the same old stories every night

Spare me all the strife
My desires never tire
But would it feel much better if I died?

Petty highs get me by
But how long must I live with this disguise?

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The Hour

Within the hour it finds me
How come with you it takes so long?
So long, so long

And if you’re slipping out of sanity
I reveal, you’re not the fool that feels it strong
What it takes to make you go

Holding the hands that shake me
It’s just the rules you’re reading wrong
Oh so wrong

And if you’re careless with hostility
I reveal, you’re not the fool that gets it wrong
What it takes to make you go

Within the hour it finds me
How come with you it takes so long?
So long, so long

And if you’re slipping out of sanity
I reveal, like a fool I feel it strong
What it takes to make you go

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Slave

Into what should not be done, into what was left undone
The way you fall onto your knees

Into what should not be done, into what was left undone revealing
The fortune from your pleas

But I can’t take it back, ’cause his soul keeps searching for more
But I can’t take it back, any soul would cry out for more
But I can’t take it back, no way no more

But I can’t take it back, ’cause his soul keeps searching for more
But I can’t take it back, any soul would cry out for more
But I can’t take it back, no way no more

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Cruel One

I need time I know
I need time I know
But it’s too late
Your time I don’t need
I’ve the mission for you
Can you see it through?
Resist what I say
Accept what I do

You’ll see, mourning the loss is just pain to one self
You’ll see, counting the cost is just pain to one self

Numbered days are few
The lies promised to you
Are a good way
Of keeping it all
Collapsed is our bond
I pretend to respond
No love for the lost
No love for the lost

You’ll see, mourning the loss is just pain to one self
You’ll see, counting the cost is just pain to one self

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How Soon is Now?

I am the son, and the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and heir
Of nothing in particular

You shut your mouth, how can you say
I go about things the wrong way
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does

I am the son, and the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and heir
Of nothing in particular

You shut your mouth, how can you say
I go about things the wrong way
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does

There’s a club if you’d like to go
You could meet somebody who really loves you
So you go and you stand on your own
And you leave on your own
And you go home, and you cry
And you want to die

When you say it’s gonna happen now
Well, when exactly do you mean?
See I’ve already waited too long
And all my hope is gone

You shut your mouth, how can you say
I go about things the wrong way
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does

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Albino Flogged in Black

‘O you sweet little six six sixteen
I’m the saviour of your sisterhood
Stretched thing, held in leash for daddy
Clench the thong now honey, clench it good

Shadow blue, the shadow of the ox whip
Whistling through the dark and kiss my poor child
Slashed sister, kneel before your daddy
And squeeze now honey swallow my pride

‘O you are my favourite nightmare

Nude thing, ‘O the nude so naked
Mummy’s little girl a long way from home
All by herself on a southern highway
Now you’re the princess of my leather dome

‘O you are my favourite nightmare

‘O you sweet little six six sixteen
I’m your daddy, you’re my flesh and blood
Shadow black, the shadow of the razor
All over my room just flesh and blood

‘O you are my favourite nightmare

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