"Practice What You Preach" as written by Charles Billy, Greg Christian, Luciano Angelo Clemente, Eric Stanley Peterson and Alexander Nathan Skolnick....
You think your life's so grad
You don't believe a word you say
Your feet aren't on the ground
You let your life just slip away
Just so uncertain of your body and your soul
The promises you make, your mind so blank
And then you lose control, then you lose control!

I never was the one, the one to say the things you say
Never seem to wonder what you say
You think you've got your life completely in control
Yopu've got a lot to learn, the bridge you burned
It's gonna take its toll!!! Pay the burnt bridge toll!!!

So practice what you preach!
Practice what you preach!
Preach!
Practice what you preach!
Practice what you preach!
Preach!
Practice what you preach!

You think your life's so grad
You don't believe a word you say
Your feet aren't on the ground
You let your life just slip away
Just so uncertain of your body and your soul
The promises you make, your mind so blank
And then you lose control, then you lose control!

Pay the burnt bridge toll, then you lose control
Pay the burnt bridge toll, so practice what you preach

So practice what you preach!
Preach!
Practice what you preach!
Practice what you preach!
Preach!


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"Practice What You Preach" as written by Charles Billy Alexander Nathan Skolnick

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  • +1
    General CommentAnother great thrash song. Alex Skolnik was the most underrated guitarist of this genre, and Testament as a band never got the publicity they deserved. Forget the mainstream bands, if you want to hear a great metal song listen to this one.
    eclipseownzuon May 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe title of the song goes a long way towards providing the meaning. This song is aimed at those who are constantly telling others what to do while not being able to follow their own advice. Based on all the bad goings on among televangelists during the era when this song came out, I'd hazard a guess that it was aimed at them, but it has a pretty broad application.
    GiveMeHamon November 30, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTrue, Testament are the most underatted band, im a new fan and these guys are freakin awsome, great thrash
    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon September 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG!!! First Testament song I heard all the way through. The solos blew my mind away, and I thought, these guys rule. It seems to be about how the government tells us to do one thing, then they go and do the opposite.
    Thrash Metal Rulezon December 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis masterpiece is one of the most played thrash songs currently on my i-Pod. It's a shame the spotlight never left similar bands like Metallica and Slayer. Twenty years later, though, it appears Metallica has sold out for good and Slayer hasn't produced a good album in years. Testament's "The Formation of Damnation" was as good a release as ever.
    Yankeesfan630on August 27, 2008   Link

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