The Dead Can't Testify

Album: Billy Talent III (2009)
Play Video
  • Let the rain fall down, let it fall to the ground,
    Let the rain fall down to the ground.
    And the birds don't sing, no they don't make a sound,
    When you're six feet underground.

    Well they cast me out when the word spread around
    That I never sang in the church.
    And it took one night for the town to decide
    I'm afflicted by the curse.

    And the rain falls down, let it fall to the ground.
    And the birds don't sing, no they don't make a sound.
    So I look to the sky, tell me why, tell me why,
    Do they all get to live, and I have to die?

    So they marched me down to the center of town,
    With their pitchforks high in the air.
    I was chained and bound with a blindfold around
    So the judge wouldn't catch my stare.
    And they hung my soul from the gallows pole
    But the witch they never found.
    So to those who don't fit society's mold,
    Learn to swim or you will drown.

    And the rain falls down, let it fall to the ground.
    And the birds don't sing, no they don't make a sound.
    So I look to the sky, tell me why, tell me why,
    Do they all get to live, and I have to die?

    And the angels sing "let it shine, let it shine"
    Dry the teardrops from my eyes.
    And the bells will ring when the blind lead the blind,
    'Cause the dead can't testify.
    And because I can't take an eye for an eye,
    In the afterlife I'll haunt you 'till you die!

    And the rain falls down, let it fall to the ground
    (Let teardrops hit the ground!)
    And the birds don't sing, no they don't make a sound
    (When you're six feet underground!)
    So I look to the sky, tell me why, tell me why,
    Do they all get to live, and I have to die?

    And the angels sing "let it shine, let it shine"
    Dry the teardrops from my eyes.
    And the bells will ring when the blind lead the blind,
    'Cause the dead can't testify.
    And because I can't take an eye for an eye,
    In the afterlife I'll haunt you 'till you die!

    And the angels sing "let it shine, let it shine"
    Dry the teardrops from my eyes.
    And the bells will ring when the blind lead the blind,
    'Cause the dead can't testify.
    And because I can't take an eye for an eye,
    In the afterlife I'll haunt you 'till you die! Writer/s: AARON SOLOWONIUK, BEN KOWALEWICZ, IAN D'SA, JON GALLANT
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Brett from Saskatoon, Skthis song reminds me of an ABBA song but i dont know which one?
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Prince

PrinceFact or Fiction

Prince is shrouded in mystery, making him an excellent candidate for Fact or Fiction. Is he really a Scientologist? Does he own an exotic animal?

JJ Burnel of The Stranglers

JJ Burnel of The StranglersSongwriter Interviews

JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.

Adele

AdeleFact or Fiction

Despite her reticent personality, Adele's life and music are filled with intrigue. See if you can spot the true tales.

Strange Magnetics

Strange MagneticsSong Writing

How Bing Crosby, Les Paul, a US Army Signal Corps Officer, and the Nazis helped shape rock and Roll.

The Real Nick Drake

The Real Nick DrakeSong Writing

The head of Drake's estate shares his insights on the late folk singer's life and music.

Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders

Chrissie Hynde of The PretendersSongwriter Interviews

The rock revolutionist on songwriting, quitting smoking, and what she thinks of Rush Limbaugh using her song.