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Lords Of The New Church
Open Your Eyes

Music video by Lords Of The New Church performing Open Your Eyes.

Open Your Eyes (Lyrics)

Video games train the kids for war
Army chic in high-fashion stores
Law and order's done their job
Prisons filled while the rich still rob
Assassination politics
Violence rules within' our nation's midst
Well ignorance is their power tool
You'll only know what they want you to know
The television cannot lie
Controlling media with smokescreen eyes
Nuclear politicians picture show
The acting's lousy but the blind don't know

Open your eyes see the lies right in front of ya
Open your eyes

They scare us all with threats of war
So we forget just how bad things are
You taste the fear when you're all alone
They gonna git'cha when you're on your own
The silence of conspiracy
Slaughtered on the altar of apathy
You gotta wake up from your sleep
'Cause meek inherits earth six feet deep

Open your eyes see the lies right in front of ya
Open your eyes

Copyright © 1982  Songwriters: Stephen J Bator Jr / Brian James
This song is by The Lords of the New Church, appears on the album The Lords of the New Church (1982).

The Lords of the New Church were an English/American gothic rock supergroup with a line-up consisting of four musicians from 1970s punk bands. Formed in 1982, the band comprised the punk pioneers Stiv Bators (The Dead Boys), Brian James (The Damned), Dave Tregunna (Sham 69) and Nick Turner (The Barracudas). The band recorded three studio albums and one live album before Bators ended the band onstage after a concert on May 02, 1989, at the London Astoria.

Stiv Bators (born Steven John Bator; October 22, 1949 – June 4, 1990) was an American punk rock vocalist and guitarist from Girard, Ohio. He is best remembered for his bands The Dead Boys and The Lords of the New Church.

In mid-1990, Bators was struck by a taxi in Paris during a bank holiday. He was taken to a hospital but reportedly left before seeing a doctor, after waiting several hours and assuming he was not injured. Reports indicate that he died in his sleep as the result of a traumatic brain injury.

Lead Singer: Stiv Bators
Date of birth: October 22, 1949
Place of birth: Youngstown, Ohio
Full birth name: Steven John Bator = 216 (KFW Kabbalah)
Given & middle names: Steven John = 888 (English Extended)
Surname: Bator = 233 (Jewish)

Changed name to:
Stiv Bators = 33 (Chaldean)

Date of death: June 04, 1990 (aged 40)
Cause of death: struck by a taxi = 174 (English Ordinal) & 174 (Francis Bacon)
Place of death: Paris, France