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A childhood innocence was drowned in your tears
The demons that you fought are feeding your fears
The poisoned secrets of your life stand revealed
The truth destroys you which no longer conceals

Dear Father, forsaken
You knew what you were doing
In silence, your violence
Has left my life in ruins, yeah!
In ruins, yeah!

You preyed upon my flesh then prayed for my soul
Belief betrayed by lust of faith that you stole
Indoctrination by a twisted desire
The catechism of an evil messiah

Dear Father, forgive me
I know just what I'm doing
In silence, this violence
Will leave your life in ruins, yeah!
In ruins, yeah!

Preacher of theocracy
Hiding your hypocrisy
Under a false sanctity
Holy phony empathy
You have taken my life
Now it's your turn to die!

Can you sleep at night?
When you close your eyes, do you think of all the pain from your lies?
Or do you deny, you're responsible for the victims of the sins you devised?
What you gonna tell them, when they ask you well then?
Is your conscience brewed in your heart?
There is no exception, when you seek redemption
For all the lives that you've torn apart!

Your molestations of the cross you defiled
A man once holy, now he spies and reviles
You took possession when confessing my sins
And now you have to face whatever death brings, yeah!

Dear Father, forsaken
You knew what you were doing
In silence, your violence
Has left my life in ruins, yeah!
In ruins, yeah, yeah, yeah!
In ruins, yeah!



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    Julio C. GavottiJun 17, 2013 at 9:08 pm
    Thanks Black Sabbath for helping reveal the sham of the Catholic institution. These monsters are not fiction and deserve to die for all the pain they've caused. Let us not forget that they will continue to do harm to children if left unchecked.

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