Discography | The Very Best

  1. Freedom (Previously unreleased)
  2. Hard To Love
  3. Slowly Slipping Away
  4. Honestly
  5. Change Comes Around
  6. Saviors Never Cry
  7. No Justice
  8. Paint Thins, The
  9. Blue
  10. Believe
  11. Die Off Hard
  12. Rain
  13. So Blind
  14. Climb The Gate
  15. Turn Around
  16. Without You
  17. Stuck With You
  18. Draggin' Me Down
Japan only

Warner Music Japan
WPCR-11198

Release Date: March 27, 2002

Total Running Time: 74:48
 



Comment: Another compilation made in Japan. Contains previously unreleased track from the Weight Of The World sessions called "Freedom". Package includes a Harem Scarem sticker.


The Very Best | Album Credits

  • Compilation
 

The Very Best | Lyrics

Hard To Love
(Ward / Hess / Lesperance)

You come on like a sweet child here drive me wild when I want you
You giving me a rough time then you change your mind then you want me
You come so close, but you never stay
You take my heart, and then you walk away

You're hard to love, but it's hard to let you go
I need you now, but I'm afraid of letting you know
It's hard to love, and never understand
How it slips right through your hands

I wanna say you're mine but acting like you don't know me
All I need is one night just to make it right when you're lonely
I got to know if we can make it last

Can't pretend I don't want you to know
Every touch leaves your mark on me
Little things seem to haunt me now
I can't believe you've become a part of me

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Honestly
(Hess)

I stand before you accused of many crimes
But I want to believe that love can still survive
You don't have to say it, I don't have to read your mind
To know that emptiness has finally arrived
How was I to know right from wrong
Words were hardly spoken, so where did I go wrong

Tell me honestly, if you're still loving me
Looking into my eyes honestly
Words have more meaning, if they're said at certain times
I need you now so I can feel alive
How would you know if you won't give me some time
To see if everything could work you'll be mine
I'll be lost forever or someday I may find
The words that I've been searching for or just some peace of mind

Chorus

All the nights I sit and wonder there must be more life
I'm sure that days and years go by while
I am living with, living with a lonely feeling

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Slowly Slipping Away
(Hess / Ribler)

There's a burning question in my heart
But I see the answer in your eyes
An uneasy feeling without you
There's only peace by your side

Our hearts survived the cold world outside
Somehow this love keeps us alive
I feel it in the morning
I feel it all through the day
I feel the heartache, slowly slipping away, slowly slipping away
We've had our share of confusion
We've been let down so many times before
But what I've found is a real love
No need to search anymore, no
Somehow we've weathered the storms in our lives
This love has never been a lie
We will survive the cold world outside
Somehow this love keeps us alive

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Saviors Never Cry
(Hess / Lesperance)

You say that I'm lost
You got the word that I'm going down
Yea, it may be true
It's like twenty-four tons of hard hitting headache
When you realize that you're coming unglued

I've sown and you've sown the seeds of youth
Time won't and I don't conceal the truth

So get up and fly away
Or forever be in doubt
You know, Saviours never cry
You're hot on the heels of hope and love
Dreams can never die
Tear down the walls you hide behind
There's just one thing in your life
That you gotta do
You wanna break on through
Don't be kind to the core
Easy to ignore
If your lips never move
You're bound to lose the war

I know and you know
There's no use
Trying to hold back the years
Making a career out of hiding the truth
A new day is born
You need to wake the dying
The hand that it's in is yours

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No Justice
(Hess / Lesperance)

Freedom burns forever in the holy sun
It leads us into a battle that's never won

Whatever I take
Or whatever I give
Doesn't seem to matter anymore
When there's no

Justice in the world
No justice in the world
You feed the fire when you say it's all over
No justice in the world
When you realize that the devil's got your number

It's your decision
To walk the mile when the road is long
It's like religion wasting our lives on a
Worthless cause
Whatever I take
Or whatever I give
Doesn't seem to matter anymore
When there's no

When will freedom shine for us
No, it ain't over, no

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Change Comes Around
(Hess / Lesperance)

This is my rollercoaster
I ride it everyday
It's a mirror of my emotions
I want to wish it all away

News flash of the century
Story of the day
If you wanna see mountains crumble
You can watch it any day

When I come down
It's hard to get it straight
I gotta find me a better way

Whenever the light is gone
You're not the only one
Breaking down
When all your faith is gone
Don't let it pull you under
Change comes around
Sail on to higher ground
Hiding from the thunder
I think we'd all agree
That facing fear don't help us
Escape reality

When I come down
It's hard to get it straight
I gotta live with what I say

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Blue
(Hess / Lesperance)

Now that I've swam into waters I never wanted to
I'm in hook, line and sinker
I want another life that comes with a guarantee
And batteries so I have strength for you

Since you came undone
A despondent fool
Swimming with chains in the river
A drowning soul
The queen of lies turns blue

Now I've figured out your conscience has never been awakened
Asleep your days of a holy child
Alive are your venomous teeth biting in me
So I've paved the road to ruin

Since you came undone
A despondent fool
Swimming in chains in the river
A drowning whore
The queen of lies turns blue

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Paint Thins, The
(Hess / Lesperance)

Rage, your involuntary martyr
Caged by the conscience and the throne
Gotta fight for what you need
But be careful what you breathe
Staged by the puppets and the trolls

Fame for the power hungry mongers
Enslaved by the towers made of stone
Will the Virgin Mary grieve
For the parting of the sleaze
Insane in every sense of the word

A pending haze on this trite sinned world
Wait til we lay still
Dare we stray to this right wing world
We gave in - the paint thins

Claims to a sacreligious other
They dangle the carrot in front of me
And the acid burns the keys
To the doors that house the weak
Only saved by exile to kingdom come

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Believe
(Hess / Lesperance)

When all love is gone and destiny's wronged
The premise of all our lives
You can't find your way
Out of this foreign abyss
To change the tides
Drowning in heartache
What feels like forever

When judgement will come
To temples I'll run for solace beyond our eyes
Now God thread the bait
Shackled and harnessed in faith
The stains have dried
Desperate and blindly
We trudge on forever
But I won't let you
You have to believe
The soul and the will live on
When all is gone
Your faith pulls you through
Don't wait for the moment
When time leaves no chances
Don't hold on to find out
Your tomorrows were sold out to
Save me from harm

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Die Off Hard
(Hess / Lesperance)

Remeber the lost summer nights
We never found a warmer breeze
If we're lost in time
I'm stayin' here and never gonna leave

I remember the look in your eyes
Is it something that I'll never see again
We're gonna make it right
'Cos I'm not searching till the bitter end

It's been a long time coming
I'm tired of failing you
It's been a long time coming
It's time to face the truth
They're old habits that
Die Off Hard
Invading our love
It keeps growing stronger
Die Off Hard
Now pain won't let go
It keeps growing stronger in us

Through the years I find
Nothing's straight it's just another haze
So unless we try to fight a dawning
Of a graceless age
We'll encompass a life destined to the cold beliefs we had
We're gonna make it right
I won't live a life I never wanted to lead

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Rain
(Hess / Lesperance)

I feared the notion
I'd fall at your feet
And pour out my heart
And you'll leave forever
Severe emotions and dark memories
They all end the same
A nosedive endeavor

But angels did fly
And flooded boats sailed
To rescue my heart and pull out every nail
Things don't seem right
Since I've fallen

I'm falling like rain
For everything about you
I find myself chained
Thinking I'm coming loose
It's everything about you
A deep devotion has washed on our sands
Took hold of our hands
And guides us forever
Holy water that some of us brave
They're poetic slaves
Drowned by their conscience

Angels did fly
The loneliness fails
To capture my heart and push in every nail
Things turn out right since I've fallen

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Turn Around
(Hess / Lesperance)

I should apologize
For my new compromise
A temporary disease

Another dumb mistake
To think that you would change
Now I'm admitting defeat

Well I knew what this would mean
But still I let myself get back into it
It's time to turn around

If your not careful
She'll rip your heart out
And shove it in your mouth

Now I took all the blame
Off my little brain
And said 'the devil made me'
Put the turpentine
In her carafe of wine
And I got a reprieve

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So Blind
(Hess / Lesperance)

Headlines detach us from the world
Throwing all compassion overboard
Like big flies circling the corpse
It's getting more disgraceful than before

What will we ride
When this horse dies
Will eat the shit and jump in

With both feet in the fire
Rubbing ignorance into our eyes
We're blind, so blind
To all the world's injustice
We're so blind

In their sick minds
They justify it all
Emotionally straying from the course
For the big prize
A hundred million whores
Raping all humanity and more

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Without You
(Hess / Lesperance)

Climbed these walls
For hours that feel like days
From highs I fall
To watching the pain drying
The walls that I walked through
And the truth bent
To get to you
'Cause I need you
Where do I belong
Won't get through all my bleak moods
Without you
My resolve
Is a tower that fails to break
Life's a bomb
That can blow you eight ways from Sunday
Blue surrounds me
Blue all around me
Only you can change the tides
Hoping you can decide our fate

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Climb The Gate
(Hess / Lesperance)

Born so we could lay
In a burning bed of rusted nails
Now it's my cause to stay awake

Will human kind prevail
Over prophecies of godless rages
For a world that's gone astray

Save preaching better times
They're bitter lies
Hey I could always climb the gate

It's heaven I hold this time

The comet's on the way
On holy ground we'll walk with angels
I just hope it's not today

I find it hard to pray
With one foot in my mouth
And one in the grave
Well so much for staying sane

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Stuck With You
(Hess / Lesperance)

There couldn't be any more anarchy if we tried
Your liberty is irony living free takin' a ride

We walk on the line of hypocrisy
We're all out of time but I don't wanna leave

Starting over today
It ain't in my head I'm stuck with you
Like glue

All the killer bees casualities everybody's paying a price
I'll pollute the sea hug a tree undercook your meat and
You'll die

In another time I almost believed
We're both out of line thinking that we're free

Bored enough of the games
It ain't in my head I'm stuck with you
Like glue

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Freedom  (Previously unreleased)
(Hess / Lesperance)

I will make myown desicions
From now on I'm only
Speaking my mind
All of the time

Stand upto your own repression
make the steps and take
control of your life
before your soul dies

no they're never gonna break me
I swear I'm getting free
your hate won't holdme any longer

Freedom
from the darkside
freedom
from the wrongs I left behind
freedom
from the chains still holding me

No mistakes I'm on a mission
all thedirt that I've been kissing
will shine like a gold mine

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Draggin' Me Down
(Hess / Lesperance)

I know I was going up and all the way
There was never adoubt
Then you came and everything
Just turned around
Holding me down
Draggin' medown

I don't think of where
would be now
Without you pushing me
Back on theground
Every time I think I'm
Moving on
In your arms I'll be found
Holding medown
Darggin' me down
Now I think of what I've
Done that I should pay
So bad I usedto be proud
Alright another day of giving in
You know that I'm
Spinning around
Draggin Me Down

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