Welcome to Manuel's Lyrics & Poetry Page
E N J O Y

I have been writing poetry AND LYRICS since I was 8 years old. I have written thousands of poems and song lyrics. I have written in English, Portuguese, Spanish and a tiny bit in French.

If you are in a band looking for song LYRICS .  Some of my poetry

If you like one of these songs and need to have the lyrics touched up, for instance if you are a girl and need the song to be rewritten to make sense from a girls point of view, I can do that for you just e-mail me.

Contents:

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1/2 CHANCE
ALMOST
BABY DON'T CRY
BACK TO YOU
BAD AGAIN
BEHIND THE MASK
BLACKHEART
BLEED
BLUE SHADE OF YOU
CATERPILLAR MOUSTACHE
CHARADE
COME ON HOME
COME SO FAR
COWGIRL (Lawmaker)
CRAZY, CRAZY LOVE
CRUCIFY
DIVER DOWNER
DON'T TAKE A GENIUS
DON'T WANT TO SEE
DOWN RIVER
DRIVING ME CRAZY
FEET TO THE FIRE
FINE DAY FOR LOVE
FILLED WITH EMPTINESS
FIRST LOVE
FLOWERS IN THE DESERT
FULL CONTROL
FUTURE IN THE PAST
GOD OF GODS
GOOD MAN TO KNOW
HALF
HE
HEAVEN ON EARTH
HEAVY SMOKE
HELL OF A WAY
HIGH AGAIN
HIGH TECH POISON
HOTTER THAN HELL
HOW IT IS
HUNGER FOR LOVE

INVISIBLE
ISLAND GIRL
JUDGE ME SO CRUEL
KEEP IT ALL
LA-LA LAND (Karina)
LIKE I NEED YOU
LONG WINDING ROAD
LORDS AND LADIES
MAYBE
MAJOR BLUES
MISSION OF MERCY
MY GOD!
MYTH OF MAGIC
NIGHT AFTER NIGHT
NO DISASTER
PATIENCE
PLAYER OF FAME
POLITICS
PRICE OF FREEDOM
RHYMES AND ROSES
ROMEO'S MELODY
RUN TO YOU
SEASONS (like Zep's rain song)
SEE YA!
SILLY LITTLE GIRL
SLAVE HER
SNOW
SPOTLIGHT
STAND AND DELIVER
STAY
SUCH A FOOL

THINKING WITH YOUR EYES
THOSE DAYS ARE OVER
TO EACH HIS OWN
TOUGH GOING
TRAITOR
TRIED IT ALL
TRIPMEISTER
TYPICAL
WANNA BE THERE
WHAT GIVES ANYWAY
WHAT IT TAKES
WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT
WITHOUT
WILLY WILL
WRONGDOER
YESTERDAY'S HEAVEN
YOU'RE SO HARD

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HEAVEN ON EARTH

When I lost my way
wandered through the day
in clouds of yesterday
and I didn't have a prayer
But when I'm with you
grace comes shinning through
in ways I never knew
and I always want you here

CAUSE THE ROAD IS HARD
AND THE ROAD IS LONG
I THANK THE LORD
YOU CAME ALONG
A BEARER OF DREAMS
AN ANGEL IN WHITE
CAUSE EVERYBODY NEEDS
AN ANGEL IN LIFE

You brought a new dawn
and the darkness is gone
and I want to hold on
for all that it's worth
I've walked in the shoes
of those who paid the dues
I know we all could use
a little heaven on earth

CAUSE THE ROAD IS HARD
AND THE ROAD IS LONG
I THANK THE LORD
YOU CAME ALONG
A BEARER OF DREAMS
AN ANGEL IN WHITE
CAUSE EVERYBODY NEEDS
AN ANGEL IN LIFE

FILLED WITH EMPTINESS

Well, your laughter filled my ears
and your touch filled my soul
your kisses filled my heart
with things I could not control
but now that you're so far away
I'm filled with emptiness today

I'M FILLED WITH EMPTINESS TODAY
I'M FILLED WITH EMPTINESS TODAY

Well, your face filled my eyes
and your warmth filled my skin
and everything else,
filled everything else within
but now that you're so far away
I'm filled with emptiness today

I'M FILLED WITH EMPTINESS TODAY
I'M FILLED WITH EMPTINESS TODAY

RHYMES AND ROSES

LOVE'S NOT ALL RHYMES AND ROSES
SOMETIMES IN PROSES
THE MEANING COMES THROUGH
IT'S NOT ALL GOOD TIMES AND LAUGHTER
SUNSHINE EVER AFTER
AND SKIES AREN'T ALWAYS BLUE

I write you poems and I send you flowers
when I'm alone I count down the hours
I dream of you both night and day
to the point,
where I want,
for you always to stay

LOVE'S NOT ALL RHYMES AND ROSES
SOMETIMES IN PROSES
THE MEANING COMES THROUGH
IT'S NOT ALL GOOD TIMES AND LAUGHTER
SUNSHINE EVER AFTER
AND SKIES AREN'T ALWAYS BLUE

sometimes close together lying in the dark
we feel the stinging arrow as it hits the mark
and we take the pain just like lovers do
with a smile,
all the while
thinking it can't be true

FUTURE IN THE PAST

Sometimes I see the future in the past
I dwell on things that can not last
I take all the giving for granted
my line of sight's a little bit slanted

I fantasize about reality
cheat on my steps towards fidelity
hold the line just a little too tight
expecting things to change overnight

THINGS ARE MOVING WAY TOO FAST
I SEE THE FUTURE IN THE PAST
PLAY MY HAND CLOSE TO THE CHEST
AND PRAY AND HOPE FOR THE BEST

I feel alone in the crowd
silencing you so I can be loud
I end the game before it's done
my insecurities don't scare me none

I change the feeling to want, at will
failing to succeed with expert skill
I rile the fears of all those concerned
and make sure to leave no stones turned

THINGS ARE MOVING WAY TOO FAST
I SEE THE FUTURE IN THE PAST
PLAY MY HAND CLOSE TO THE CHEST
AND PRAY AND HOPE FOR THE BEST

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CHARADE

There were pictures we took
where we look
like the perfect pair.
There were shows we put on
for everyone
at every family affair

There were plans we made
so our charade
would seem somewhat real
There were rings and vows
jaded, sacred cows
which quickly lost their appeal

IT WAS YOU AND ME BABE
WE HAD IT MADE
IN OUR LITTLE CHARADE

There were baby clothes
maternity robes
nothing out of the ordinary
There were alternate themes
and a million schemes
that we were too weak to carry.

There were days of passion
nights of obsession
where the loving had no ends
We could've had it all
but instead let it fall
right out of our greedy hands

HELL OF A WAY

I was holier than thou
God, I was blessed upon
wanted it all, I wanted it now
I was the master you a pawn

I cut in deep only you bled
I was always in full control
staring at heaven as the clouds spread
but I couldn't see to save my soul

IT'S A HELL OF A WAY TO TREAT A SAVIOR
IT'S A HELL OF A WAY TO TREAT A SAINT
IT'S A HELL OF A WAY TO TREAT AN ANGEL
IT”S A HELL OF A LOVE TO HAVE TO TAINT

I forced heaven to cut your strings
broke your will made you to kneel
I hid your halo burnt your wings
and never gave your wounds time to heal

thought I was stone with sand in my veins
if I didn't bleed I could do no wrong
I cut both of us deep with no refrains
you tried to tell me I was bleeding all along

YESTERDAY'S HEAVEN

I'm all lost in questions now that we are through
they say understanding is all a point of view
so I pick up the pieces trying to find a clue
yet there were no easy answers as far as I knew
just trying to forget that our love was ever true
but I can not pretend as well as you do

AND CLOSE TO YOUR HEAVEN
IS WHERE I WANT TO BE
EVERY TIME I LOCK MYSELF IN
YOU GO AND SET ME FREE

everything seemed to fit us like a perfect pair
we walked together and people would stop and stare
learned a thing or two about how to love and care
and we held each other through good and despair
the world was far below us as we walked on air

AND CLOSE TO YOUR HEAVEN
IS WHERE I WANT TO BE
EVERY TIME I LOCK MYSELF IN
YOU GO AND SET ME FREE

No sooner am I up, you knock me down again
and I don't know why you wanna do me in

If I could I'd erase away yesterday
if I had my way with the roads of destiny
If I had a way to say what I never did say
woman you'd still be right here with me

POLITICS

Just tell me what you want to hear
I'll convince you that it was my idea
I don't take bribes or make shady deals
my double standards have higher ideals
vote for me I'll change the laws for you
and you'll have a friend in high places too

PRESS LEAKING
DOUBLE SPEAKING
LOW-DOWN DIRTY TRICKS
POWER LUNCHING
SUCKER PUNCHING
HEY! THAT'S POLITICS!

Judge or the professor got something up the sleeve
the truth doesn't matter it's who you want to believe
whatever vote I cast decides what rule will be
but the laws I make for you won't apply to me
guilty or innocent fabricated or true acts
I've drawn my conclusions got no need for the facts

PRESS LEAKING
DOUBLE SPEAKING
LOW-DOWN DIRTY TRICKS
POWER LUNCHING
SUCKER PUNCHING
HEY! THAT'S POLITICS!

WHAT IT TAKES

I woke up suddenly
clenching a pillow full of tears
what you had meant to me
follows me down through the years

I sat there in the night
staring out into the distant past
of all things that I had right
it was you that I wronged the best

I MADE ALL THE MISTAKES
NEVER KNOWING I WAS WRONG
BABY WHATEVER IT TAKES
I COULD GIVE YOU ALL ALONG

friends say you're no good for me
your friends that I'm no good for you
and we both quietly agree
although inside we know it's not true

and this loss still lingers
I may never get to set it right
how you slipped through my fingers
like the mist slips through the night

DON'T WANT TO SEE

Translation of Cisco Meneses's Portuguese rock song "NAO QUERO TE VER"

Of your father I begged your hand
now I got a broken heart to mend
I suffered, I cried over you
but life and the times they change
without your love I feel strange
but I won't hurt any more without you
I don't wanna see you next to me

what more is there to say
we all want what can't be anyway
I can't think of love anymore
without you might be tougher
but I won't have to suffer
the ways that I did before

I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU NEXT TO ME
I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU NEXT TO ME
I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU NEXT TO ME
I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU NEXT TO ME

so just turn around and go
don't need to hear what I already know
for no reason it all comes apart
you caused me so much pain
and I'll tell you once again
you no longer have control over my heart

I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU NEXT TO ME
I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU NEXT TO ME
I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU NEXT TO ME
I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU NEXT TO ME

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FINE DAY FOR LOVE
You’re in the season of refrain
You won’t lose at love and you won’t gain
though sometimes clouds bring the rain
they also bring the silver lining

although it’s gloomy where you stand
there is light around the bend
cast your doubts to the wind
look outside the sun is shinning

THE SUN’S BEEN SHINNING DOWN ON US
AND IT’S A FINE, FINE DAY FOR LOVE

Some one made your heart blue
it’s darkened your point of view
but I have a lot of faith in you
you’ll make it through alright

things will work out in the end
broken hearts always mend
and when you need a friend
I will be there day and night

THE SUN’S BEEN SHINNING DOWN ON US
AND IT’S A FINE, FINE DAY FOR LOVE

FLOWERS IN THE DESERT

waiting at the crossroads to your heart
you never come passing by
there’s a rain coming down hard
gale wind blows a blackbird cross the sky

I must have missed the fork on the road
must have missed a turn somewhere
must have missed the weather report
because it’s not raining over there

WHEREVER YOU GO THE SUN WILL SHINE
WHEREVER I AM THE RAIN WILL FALL
WHERE YOU GO RAINBOWS GET IN LINE
FROM THIS SIDE OF LIFE I CAN SEE IT ALL

Started out on this journey together
head in a cloud my heart in your hand
thought I knew the road to forever
you had your own road I didn’t understand

I can find a way to get to the moon
anything is possible as far as I can see
even in the desert flowers can bloom
so why can’t I make you love me?

WHEREVER YOU GO THE SUN WILL SHINE
WHEREVER I AM THE RAIN WILL FALL
WHERE YOU go RAINBOWS GET IN LINE
FROM THIS SIDE OF LIFE I CAN SEE IT ALL

ISLAND GIRL

You got this island, girl
you’re so afraid to leave
so weary of the heartbreak
you never give or receive

but there’s so much song
that my heart feels for you
if you just sing along
you’re bound to learn to feel it too

ISLAND GIRL, ISLAND GIRL
I GOT TO LEARN TO SWIM
ISLAND GIRL, ISLAND GIRL
MUST BE A WORLD AWAY FROM HIM

I sing about freedom
learn to sing along with me
these songs of happiness
make your heart feel free

Learn to take the challenge
and you too can succeed
I look around this island
there’s much more world than I need

RUN TO YOU
these words that I say
mean nothing to you
and the prayers that I pray
go unanswered too

these dreams that I dream
never seem to come true
this love that I scream
is dying with out you

I WAS THE ONE YOU’D RUN TO
WHEN NO ONE ELSE WAS HOME
NOW I RUN TO YOU
WHEN I’M THE ONE YOU’RE RUNNING FROM

We were two birds flying
masters of the four winds
forever lovers undying
now we’re not even friends

I see hurt in your eyes
even fear in your face
I’ve darkened your skies
with my fall from grace

I WAS THE ONE YOU’D RUN TO
WHEN NO ONE ELSE WAS HOME
NOW I RUN TO YOU
WHEN I’M THE ONE YOU’RE RUNNING FROM

I don’t want a fight
just want you to see
I can set it all right
if you’d just let me

I can take away the pain
I can dry away the rain
I know I try in vain
but you only stand to gain

WHAT IT TAKES
I woke up suddenly
clenching a pillow full of tears
what you had meant to me
follows me down through the years

sat there in the night
staring out into the distant past
of all things that I had right
was you that I wronged the best

I MADE ALL THE MISTAKES
NEVER KNOWING I WAS WRONG
BABY WHATEVER IT TAKES
I WOULD GIVE YOU ALL ALONG

friends say you’re no good for me
your friends, that I’m no good for you
and we both quietly agree
although inside we know it’s not true

and this loss still lingers
I may never get to set it right
how you slipped through my fingers
like the mist slips through the night

I MADE ALL THE MISTAKES
NEVER KNOWING I WAS WRONG
BABY WHATEVER IT TAKES
I WOULD GIVE YOU ALL ALONG

CRAZY, CRAZY LOVE

Every time is the same
I get caught in the game
I circle the flame
always flirting whit danger

my emotions on high
I decide on the fly
whether to live or die
this love is no stranger
this love is no stranger

CRAZY, CRAZY LOVE
CRAZY, CRAZY, CRAZY LOVE

This crazy obsession
gotta make a connection
where is the reaction
must have one somehow

don't make me sweat it
man, gotta get it
just let me at it
right here, right now


COME SO FAR

I’m trying to comprehend
the things that you never say
and how can you be here
yet seem so far, far away

your silence you say so much
more than all my screaming does
funny that we can no longer touch
anger’s all that’s left of the two of us

WE’VE COME SO FAR
TO END UP WITH NOTHING TO SAY
WE’VE COME SO FAR
TO END UP SO FAR AWAY
WE’VE COME SO FAR
TO FIND WE CAN NOT STAY
WE’VE COME SO FAR
TO END UP THIS WAY

in all my misguideness
you failed to make me understand
and in all your kindness
you don’t have a leg to stand

you start out doubting yourself
it’s a sure way to seal your fate
love takes a back seat on the shelf
when you give first place to hate


HIGH AGAIN

Holding on to each other
with the wind through our hair
getting higher and higher
but we didn’t seem to care

as we neared the limits
angels of doom sang their song
we turned to each other
for the strength to move along

SUDDENLY YOU TURNED
WE HEADED FOR A DIVE
WE CRASHED AND BURNED
BUT I GOT OUT ALIVE

now I’m doing so much better
in the freedom zone
you can’t fly together
till you learn how to fly alone

and I fly so much higher
without the burden of your weight
I may be flying solo
but at least I’m flying straight

SUDDENLY YOU TURNED
WE HEADED FOR A DIVE
WE CRASHED AND BURNED
BUT I GOT OUT ALIVE

since I’ve flown out of your rains
I see only blue sky
and the sun always shines
for me no matter where I fly

I used to think no one could pilot
me as well as you can
those days are far behind me
and I’m flying high again

SPOTLIGHT

In this world of scars
and falling stars
I chose to make my choice
in endless songs
and do me wrongs
I have to voice my voice

YEAH, IT’S MY SPOT
IT’S MY LIGHT
I...I...I’M FEELING HOT
TONIGHT

I keep my pace
just saving face
but falling short of glory
like other bands
me and my friends
are just singing our story

YEAH, IT’S MY SPOT
IT’S MY LIGHT
I...I...I’M FEELING HOT
TONIGHT

gonna try and try
to raise the sky
before I leave the living
set no limits
sell me gimmicks
just be someone I believe in

YEAH, IT’S MY SPOT
IT’S MY LIGHT
I...I...I’M FEELING HOT
TONIGHT

this stage of clowns
and bring me downs
I’m lucky to have a voice
world of guitars
and fallen stars
I chose to make my choice

BABY DON’T CRY
Say you love me
then turn your eyes away
got things you want to do
and you can not stay
if you want to go
I won’t stand in your way
do what you need to do,
nothing you need to say

WIPE AWAY THE TEAR
TURN AND WAVE GOOD-BYE
I’M ALRIGHT HERE,
DON’T CRY, BABY, DON’T CRY

whatever you say
I’m a good listener
go where you want
I won’t hold you prisoner
learn to be yourself
not another pretender
if you’re unhappy
I won’t be a never ender

WIPE AWAY THE TEAR
TURN AND WAVE GOOD-BYE
I’M ALRIGHT HERE,
DON’T CRY, BABY, DON’T CRY

I back your decision
you leave me no choice
my love is eternal
and clear as is my voice
my heart smiles in peace
under all this poise
as long as I live
you give me cause to rejoice.

PLAYER OF FAME

As a player I am so slick
so much experience that I use
every time I go to kick
I always lose my shoes

I play how it's meant to be
they don't try to stop me at all
the ball runs away from me
and me running after the ball

AFTER A MINUTE IN THE GAME
"GET OUT' THE COACH WILL CALL
I'VE ACHIEVED SO MUCH FAME
AND NEVER EVEN TOUCHED THE BALL

The times I like the most
is when the goal is clear
I am right between the posts
but never even come near

It's an obsession of mine
I play and play but never score
It isn't even half-time
I'm already off the floor

when I commit a fowl
as others do in their zeal
I can hear the crowd howl
get that bum off the field

I've put myself to the test
I tried forward and defense
but the position I play best
seems to be on the bench

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LIKE I NEED YOU

Like the deserts need the sun
like the rivers need to run
and the sea needs the blue

like the sky needs the mist
like the hand needs the wrist
and the dawn needs the dew

I NEED YOU, I NEED YOU, LIKE I NEED YOU
I NEED YOU, I NEED YOU, LIKE I NEED YOU

Like the moon needs the night
like the poets need to write
like the flower needs the bee

like the mirror needs reflection
like an action needs reaction
and the fish need the sea

I NEED YOU, I NEED YOU, LIKE I NEED YOU
I NEED YOU, I NEED YOU, LIKE I NEED YOU

FULL CONTROL

Everybody's got a past
some worst than others
blame it on your friends
blame it on your fathers

everybody's got reasons
not to tow the line
I can't be towing yours
I'm already towing mine

BLAME IT ON FAMILY
BLAME IT ON SOCIETY
BLAME IT ON CALAMITY
ON SEPARATION ANXIETY
BUT YOU'VE GOT FU--------- ULL, CONTROL

Gotta make a chance
you can't go on this way
many victims of circumstance
who never had a say

take responsibility
for whatever you do
just between you and me
I know you're in control of you

JUDGE ME SO CRUEL

What I said and what I meant
never did quite connect
God only knows if what you heard
was even halfway correct

What I did and what I tried
were never one and the same
God only knows if what you saw
was even close to my aim

DON'T JUDGE ME SO CRUEL
I'M NOT EVEN IN THIS DUEL

There's so much confusion
in what I felt and what I told
God only knows what you thought
was I being shy or being bold?

What I think and what I dream
sometimes get mixed in my head
God only knows are my dreams reality?
and my reality a dream instead?


SEE YA!

I was falling for you
I feel different today
Saw you with someone new
so I'm pulling away

Say good by to the me
say good-bye to the you
I'm setting us free
from the world we knew

I GOTTA GO, GOTTA GO, GOTTA GO
SO, SEE YA!

I was getting serious
but you lie and you play
while you get delirious
I'm getting away

TRIED IT ALL

I've tried to be clear
I've tried to be true
but I still see the fear
hanging over you

tried being up front
and left nothing to hide
told you what I want
told you I'm on your side

BEND JUST A LITTLE BIT
I'LL MAKE THE PIECES FIT

I've tried to be there
whenever you'd need
I've tried to be fair
I've tried to be freed

I've tried it all
I've bent every which way
but you refuse to fall
for anything I say

BEND JUST A LITTLE BIT
I'LL MAKE THE PIECES FIT

tried letting you in
tried letting you go
I've tried everything
and anything I know

I've tried being cool
I've tried laying low
but I can't be a fool
for you anymore

BACK TO YOU

When my day begins
I've got you on my mind
where you are? how you're feeling?
what sort of love you hope to find?

will you make my heart your home?
will we ever find a way?
to be there for each other
throughout each and every day

EVERYTHING I DO GOES BACK TO YOU
GOES BACK TO YOU, GOES BACK TO YOU

When my day is ending
and it's time to say my prayer
I pray the Lord keep you safe
since I can not be there

That's my normal routine
with a little bit of play
every twenty four hours
start and end the same way


STAY

How do I want to be heard?
what do I want to say?
I struggle with the word
I struggle with the way

I just want to be clear
clear as the light of day
that I want you here
that I want you to stay

SO STA------------AY I WON'T HURT YOU
PLEASE STA---------AY I WON'T DESERT YOU

What do you need to know
to make your heart at ease
what do I need to show
will you stay? pretty please?

DRIVING ME CRAZY

I remember like it was today
the taste of your lips, the touch of your hand
I remember because it won't go away
the softness of your hair, the scent of your skin

I CLOSE MY EYES AND MM-MMM-MMM BABY
YOU'RE STILL DRIVING ME CRAZY

It was a hot night of passion
so full of touch, full of discovery
So long ago but  I can't imagine
that I'll forget and make a full recovery


1/2 CHANCE

All I want is for you
to see me like I do
and give me half a chance
just a little fraction
a bit more action
more than just a glance

why do you think you can tell
that you know me so well
from miles and miles away
we are so far apart
how do you know my heart
or the things it feels today?

HALF A CHANCE TO SHOW
HALF A CHANCE TO GROW
HALF A CHANCE AND NOTHING MORE
HALF A CHANCE TO LAUGH
HALF A CHANCE JUST HALF
COULD MEAN THE WHOLE SCORE

Don't stop before the start
put the horse before the cart
it won't work that way at all
don't bring on the end
before we even begin
even stars need time to fall

hold on a little longer
feelings can grow stronger
and you could be surprised
things come to those who wait
insecurities slowly fade
into a love you never realized

WHAT GIVES ANYWAY

I'm here for you
you go running to him
all these things I do
you don't notice them

AND I SAY, Hey! Hey! Hey!
WHAT GIVES, ANYWAY?

Might not be wrong
but it just isn't right
you sending me home
him spending the night

every time on the phone
like a little traitor
you say "I'm not alone,
talk to you later!"





Miss WINTERS

Will Miss Winter's got
a body so fine
Connoisseur of caviar, 
food and wine
Mini skirts so tight 
that they could rip
But she walks with 
a very stiff upper lip

OH SHE"S PERFECTION ON DISPLAY
KEEPS HER COOL EVERY HOIUR OF THE DAY
KEEPS HER HEART IN A SILVER TRAY
I'LL TAKE A PLAIN JANE ANY DAY

She got all the makings 
of a sexpot
But the flame flickers 
and never gets hot
Keeps her composure 
as the beasts're rutting
They don't call her 
Miss Winters for nothing

OH SHE"S PERFECTION ON DISPLAY
KEEPS HER COOL EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY
KEEPS HER HEART IN A SILVER TRAY
I'LL TAKE A PLAIN JANE ANY DAY

She is so fine
not the least bit fair
Everything has a time, 
a place for every hair
Eyes piercing cold 
could freeze the ground
Walks a perfect stride 
never lets her guard down

OH SHE"S PERFECTION ON DISPLAY
KEEPS HER COOL EVERY HOIUR OF THE DAY
KEEPS HER HEART IN A SILVER TRAY
I'LL TAKE A PLAIN JANE ANY DAY
TOMBSTONE JENNY
Tombstone Jenny
Working for a penny
Tells you she got no ambitions
Slip her a dollar'
She will scream and holler
Keeps happy in them positions

Loud mouth Charlie
Sitting on his Harley
Ready to dust the competition
Talking form the booze
Not afraid to cruise
Even in that condition

GO ON AND HAVE A BALL
BUT YOU"RE GONNA TAKE A FALL
SEX, CRIME AND ALCOHOL

Limbs like butter
Slipping in the gutter
Can't stand on my own feet
Little bopping teenies
So young, greenies
Can't keep'em out of the street

Corky was a doozie
Laid down with an oozy
Looking for some souls to blow
Paul's in the alley
Spent a night with Sally
Ended up another John Doe

Take a look at me
What do you see?
Ain't preaching no salvation
Go easy on the beat
Get a little discrete
Avoid a dire situation

Tombstone Jenny
Working for a penny
Tells you she got no ambitions
Slip her a dollar'
She will scream and holler
Keeps happy in them positions
RAT RACE

Got no doubt
It started out
As just another rat race

Spinning wheel
Can't you feel
The wind on your face?

So smart
With a head start
Running at a crazy pace

But expired
Already tired
When the rats gave chase

RAT RACE, RAT RACE
THERE'S NO WINNING
RAT RACE, RAT RACE
IT'S YOURSELF YOU'RE KIDDING

Playing master
Working faster
Wearing everybody's hats

Tight shoes
Coming loose
Running uphill on the flats

Fear and fright
Near the night
As the sun slowly sets

Start to win
Think you can
They introduce faster rats

Out of breath
Going mad
With no place left to run

Race is over
Run for cover
The rats already won
THE LAST OF ME
High as the sky
Sitting on a ledge
You traded our pie
For a piece of the wedge

Blue as the sea
When I come back down
Turning green with envy
Seeing you with that clown

IT AIN'T NICE WHAT YOU'RE DOING TO ME
I'M CLOSING MY EYES SO I DON'T SEE
I CAN'T FORGET THE WAY IT USED TO BE
BUT YOU CAN BET...
 YOU AIN'T SEEN THE LAST OF ME

Go back to sleep
I'm just thinking out loud
When the wounds run deep
I stake a place in a cloud

I get high as the sky
When I'm thinking of you
In bed with that guy
And me here turning blue

High as the sky
Sitting on a ledge
You traded our pie
For a piece of the wedge

Winds of change blow
You're flying his kite
But I won't let you go
No, not without a fight
CIRCLES OF CONFUSION

These rings of fire
Are a big joke to you
Run me off the deep end
Just to see what I'll do

It's getting hard to tell
What's fake and what's real
I'm feeling like a hamster
Inside a paddle wheel

ROUND AND ROUND YOU SPIN MY HEAD
UP AND DOWN TILL I SEE RED
GOT NO GROUND IN A BOWL OF ILLUSION
JUST ROUND AND ROUND 
IN CIRCLES OF CONFUSION

Blindfold me with lies
Just to watch me spin
I'm sick of the circles
You got me running in

Wind me up so tight
So I can not stop
Spin me round and round
like I was a top

Got me running in place
feeling like a yo-yo
wind me up and down
but never let me go

it goes round and round
and keeps on spinning
pick me up roll me down
put back at the beginning
SUICIDE CHILD

Suicide child
Feeling pain through her smile
But you'd never know

Her heart's in the breeze
Just to do what she please
Puts on some kind of show

Keeps her face in hiding
Always looks so inviting
I never know if she's real

Hopeful for romance
If given half a chance
I would spin her wheel

NO USERS, ABUSERS OR NO-TOO-CHOOSERS
NO ONE GETS IN LINE
ALL WLAKERS, NO GAWKERS OR TOO-FAST-TALKERS
THEY PAY HER NO MIND

Denial situation
Out of desperation
Talks to the man in the moon

My life is a disgrace
Get me out of this place
And today is not too soon

Detrimental runner
All the people shun her
Just get out of her way

It's hard to see clear
But just hang in there
Every bitch gets her day
ROCK IT

Tone deaf strummer
Johnny late comer
Trying to break into the biz
The rhythm is rocking
Can't sing for nothing
Thinks he's a whiz

The days of trying 
The nights of crying
Spilling his hurting soul
Playing it serious
Dreams till delirious
Eats and sleeps Rock-n-Roll

ROCK IT MAN, ROCK IT
BIGGEST DREAMER IN TOWN
ROCK IT MAN, ROCK IT
TILL YOU BRING THE HOUSE DOWN

Record companies
Buy and sell CDs
Man! What do they know?
Million dollar deals
Can'tbuy how it feels
To play a sold out show

Bunch of egos fighting
Attorneys biting
It's all so absurd
Give the gig to me
Hell I'll play for free
Just wanna be heard
WHOLE WORLD IS ROCKING

I've listened to your songs
I can't hear a single word
So I've tried for the music
It's too loud to be heard

I hear you bitching and crying
About your point of view
But it's hard to be open
When it's only done for you

THE WHOLE WORLD IS ROCKING
I DON'T FEEL SAFE AT ALL
THE WAY THE WORLD IS ROCKING
I THINK IT'S GONNA FALL

No one enjoys a show
screaming way too loud
and when no one listens
you shoot into the crowd

bombs in the subways
innocents standing by
thinking someone will listen
if enough people die

don't even talk to us
we know you're insane
if we catch you in our sights
we'll rearrange your brain

you're such a tough guy
in your secret hiding place
but if I had you here
I'd rearrange your face
HEAD DOWN

Laura was a hippie,
But it never hit me
She was too young to be a flower child
She was better with a bottom
She needed 'em she got'em
Princess of piece, just a happy child

Willie made the scene
She played his tambourine
Making nickels, spending dimes
Every time he left her
Got the feeling after
She was way beyond the times

RUNNING IN THE FAST LANE
PUT YOUR HEAD DOWN AND AIM
RUNNING IN THE FAST LANE
PUT YOUR HEAD DOWN AND AIM

Such a sweet girl
Make your toes curl
Unlike any you have ever seen
She had a body of work
Could make the ground perk
(And) a face for the cover of a magazine

Laura was a hippie
Boy when she hit me
Was a lot more than just love
Was more than motion
It was her wild devotion
That could knock your socks off

RUNNING IN THE FAST LANE
PUT YOUR HEAD DOWN AND AIM
RUNNING IN THE FAST LANE
PUT YOUR HEAD DOWN AND AIM
 

BLACK AND BLUE (and red all over)

High School Sweethearts - Broken hearts
Love the pleasure and pain
Hot Rising days - Quiet rage
I'm not one to complain

Sweet Baby sitter - Constant hitter
Took me home for some fun
Such Heavy knocker - Mother rocker
And I had no place to run

BLACK AND BLUE
AND RED ALL OVER
BLACK AND BLUE
AND RED ALL OVER

A Married lady - Playing shady
With'a little bit'a dough
Such A Wild maneuver - What a mover
Like no one you'll ever know

She's Black and blue - Every one knew
She'd been crowning the king
I felt the hunger - Not even thunder
Can stop the monstrous thing

BLACK AND BLUE
AND RED ALL OVER
BLACK AND BLUE
AND RED ALL OVER

I was black and blue - Boy she knew
Just how to crown the king
While the baby cried - Like hell I tried
To make the mother sing

BLACK AND BLUE
AND RED ALL OVER
BLACK AND BLUE
AND RED ALL OVER

HIGH TECH POISON

Present day heroes 
are a dime a dozen 
on the big screen
spot light city 
glorifies the villain 
every second killing is plain routine

It's the money that matters
whatever sells 
will be the scene
left with no defenses 
gotta dull your senses 
become a machine

D A T STEREO, H D VIDEO,
HIGH TECH POISON FOR THE MIND
PRIME TIME HOUR, REMOTE POWER
BETTER OFF DEAF AND BLIND

Driven by the madness 
to get everything
that they can not
lovers kissing 
see what they're missing 
and not what they got

Two year old
cocks his finger bold
at his mom
can't say "I love you", 
that much is true,
but knows how to fire a gun

D A T STEREO, H D VIDEO,
HIGH TECH POISON FOR THE MIND
PRIME TIME HOUR, REMOTE POWER
BETTER OFF DEAF AND BLIND

FUEL IN MY ROCKET

I'VE GOT .... BALLS ON THE GREENS
ACTION IN MY JEANS
GOT IT GOING TO AND FRO-O-O-O
I'VE GOT ... MONEY IN MY POCKET
FUEL IN MY ROCKET
AND ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO

It's the weekend baby
Wipe the sweat from your brow
Another shot of freedom
You'll get lucky somehow

I've been counting since Monday
For Friday night to arrive
If I had to work another day
I don't think that I would survive

I'VE GOT .... BALLS ON THE GREENS
ACTION IN MY JEANS
GOT IT GOING TO AND FRO-O-O-O
I'VE GOT ... MONEY IN MY POCKET
FUEL IN MY ROCKET
AND ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO

It's working for a living
That's been killing me
Nose to the grindstone
I need a different company

So come on baby girl
There's a barbecue on my street
If you go get the buns
Baby I'll bring the meat

 


COWGIRL
(LAWMAKER)

Saddle warmer, snake charmer
bottle blond hour glass figurine
ego bolster, double holster
bedroom vocal she's a killer machine

wears chaps, throws 'em scraps
and it's more than they can take
fence straddler, silent rattler
blows the head right off a snake

COWGIRL, ALL NIGHT RIDER, RIDER, RIDER
DRIVES 'EM OUT OF THEIR MIND
THRILL SEEKER, DUEL FIGHTER, FIGHTER, FIGHTER
LIGHTNING FAST MAKES 'EM BLIND

blow minder, side winder
she's so fast with her hands
moon gazer, dog dayser
so quick to meet their ends

never faker, beat the maker
get 'em up to shoot 'em down
golden retriever, holding receiver
she's the law of this town

COWGIRL, ALL NIGHT RIDER, RIDER, RIDER
DRIVES 'EM OUT OF THEIR MIND
THRILL SEEKER, DUEL FIGHTER, FIGHTER, FIGHTER
LIGHTNING FAST MAKES 'EM BLIND
TO EACH HIS OWN

Jailbird actor, 
muscle-bound factor
got a distracter from doing what's right
drugs in his system, 
loves two fisting
talks but don't listen when you show him the light

I SAY WHAT I SAY, IS WHAT I SAY ALL ALONG
TO EACH HIS WAY AND TO EACH HIS OWN

His baby sister, 
born with a lisper
won't get no blister from resting her feet
she rocks with emotion, 
stuck with the notion
if you ride in her ocean she'll make you complete

I SAY WHAT I SAY, IS WHAT I SAY ALL ALONG
TO EACH HIS WAY AND TO EACH HIS OWN

Muscle bound actor, 
jailbird factor 
him gotta track her wherever she goes
tries to endear him, 
loves to fear him
whenever she's near him anything  goes

I SAY WHAT I SAY, IS WHAT I SAY ALL ALONG
TO EACH HIS WAY AND TO EACH HIS OWN
MAN OF MEANS

Oh I'm so suave
I'm debonair
I got all the babes
Going out for air

I could, you know
But lets not go there
I'm a man on a mission
And just I don't care
CAUSE I'M A MILLIONAIRE

They come running
Cause my wallet's fat
They do me like this
They do me like that

I got to say
They deserve what they get
I'm a man on a mission
I'm a real fat cat
TRY TO FOLLOW MY ACT

I GOT THE POWER, I GOT CONTROL
MAN OF THE HOUR, I FIT THE ROLE
I'VE GOT THE MEANS, I'VE GOT THE DOUGH
I'LL RUIN YOUR DREAMS LIKE YOU'LL NEVER KNOW

I'm a tough cookie
Tough nut to crack
Balls of steel
I've got a stack

Smile to your face
Stab you in the back
I'm a man on a mission
A frontal attack
THERE"S NOTHING I LACK

You foolish child
If only you knew
I don't really need
A thing from you

I'm just playing
Anything I care to
I'm a man on a mission
And I've got a few
I"LL BREAK YOUIR HEART IN TWO

I GOT THE POWER, I GOT CONTROL
MAN OF THE HOUR, I FIT THE ROLE
I'VE GOT THE MEANS, I'VE GOT THE DOUGH
I'LL RUIN YOUR DREAMS LIKE YOU'LL NEVER KNOW
THE GAME

Trials and tribulations
Of a man of the world
And the life and times 
of a party girl

both learned to play
the game so well
it's a simple con
and easier sell

DOING THE TWO STEP
IN THE NIGHT
BOTH KNOWING
SOMETHING ISN'T RIGHT
ALWAYS TAKES...
TWO TO TANGO
THAT'S THE BREAKS
YOU KNOW THE LINGO

He tells her
All she wants to hear
She says " I believe you, 
It's clear my dear"

Voice in her head
Says "You little liar,
Say anything you want
Just put out the fire"

DOING THE TWO STEP
IN THE NIGHT
BOTH KNOWING
SOMETHING ISN'T RIGHT
ALWAYS TAKES...
TWO TO TANGO
THAT'S THE BREAKS
YOU KNOW THE LINGO

They're both searching
In the emptiness
They try to hide
From the things they miss

Cover it up
With a smile and a kiss
But they both know
It shouldn't be like this

ANGEL #1

I know of angels that fall
And angels that rise
You're the angel that calls
To me with her eyes

Calls to me with her pure
Love growing from within
Calls to me with the cure
To wash away all my sin

I KNOW THE ANGEL OF DARK
AND THE ANGEL OF LIGHT
BUT YOU"RE THE ANGEL OF SPARK
OF PASSION AND DELIGHT

When you see the fire burn
You'll know you've been purified
You'll be angel number one
And I'll be the angel by your side

When you feel the power within
Knowing goodness finally won
I'll be waiting to take you in
As my angel number one
BACK IN THE PICTURE

I had a time of seeing clear
It was all so automatic

Depth of focus was so near
When I saw her disappear
Was really quite tragic

I DON'T HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE
MY PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY
NEVER GONNA LET ME DITCH HER
KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE SHE LIES
I JUST CLOSE MY EYES
SHE'S RIGHT BACK IN THE PICTURE

The way she stood in the light
Always so over exposed

Couldn't see wrong from right
Taking shots night after night
No wonder we over dosed
HARD AND LONG

So many things I have to tell you
My tounge gets all twisted and tied
And if you would want me to
I'd be right by your side

For I have dreamed of you at night
Now for year upon year
Sometimes I turn on the light
And check Unsure if you are here

For I have dreams of grandeur
Not for possessions without end
But for a love that will endure
In the company of a life long friend

SEEMS I HAVE TRAVELLED SO FAR
AND I'VE DREAMED HARD AND LONG
TO BE WHERE EVER YOU ARE
TO FEEL IT RIGHT AND TO FEEL IT STRONG

Sometimes in the heat of passion
As our souls rise beyond redemption
And I wake to find my reaction
Swollen into a state I can not mention

Sometimes in warm and gentle embrace
Soft caresses and butterfly kisses
I wake to feel my heart race
After all the things it misses

I've unraveled this dream
And it's been hard and long
That it makes me wanna scream
this passion that fills me so strong

Sometimes laying paralyzed
You take charge and have your way
In my dreams I am never surprised
With anything you have to say
BIGGER GUNS

These demons I've been fighting with
Using a magic feather, an ancient myth
I had more faith when I was a kid
It was all more believable then

Now I'm finding as I get older
The monkey grows bigger on my shoulder
The demons get bolder, bolder and bolder
And I'm all out of strength to fight them

SEND IN THE CAVALRY
GET THEM AWAY FROM ME
SEND IN THE BIGGER GUNS
CAN'T FIGHT WITH THESE ONES
SEND IN THE C.I.A.
THE F.B.I. THE T.F.A.
PATTON IF HE'S STILL ON DUTY
OR LEAST SEND ME JUDGE JUDY

Who's putting your kids to bed?
Rocking the cradle keeping them fed
Do you even know why you wed?
Will it's not for the ring on your hand 

What happened to the code of morality?
Where's growing old in fidelity
Why do mere mortals test mortality?
What about "Love thy neighbor" don't you understand?

SEND IN THE CAVALRY
GET THEM AWAY FROM ME
SEND IN THE BIGGER GUNS
CAN'T FIGHT WITH THESE ONES
SEND IN THE C.I.A.
THE F.B.I. THE T.F.A.
PATTON IF HE'S STILL ON DUTY
OR LEAST SEND ME JUDGE JUDY

ALL DIRECTIONS
I was kicking at the carcass
To see if it was really dead
When the things I never miss
Go and raise their ugly head

I should've been years away
But I'm slow on the draw
Another stubborn mule day
That's got to be the last straw

I'M HEADING WEST
I'M HEADING EAST
GOT TO MOVE FAST
GET AWAY FROM THE BEAST
I'M HEADING NORTH
I'M HEADING SOUTH
PUTTING UP A FORT
FOR KEEPING HER OUT
I'M HEADING UP
I'M HEADING DOWN
AND I WON'T STOP
TILL SHE CANíT BE FOUND
A MILLION SELECTIONS
FOR MY PATH TO STEER
AND ALL DIRECTIONS
LEAD FAR AWAY FROM HERE

The bitchís been barking
And she ainít afraid to bite
The way she been harking
Take your head off tonight

Leave the sleeping dog lie
And walk away real slow
If you look her in the eye
Youíll make a lifetime foe


WHAT"S HE GOT?

Two bit musician
A truck in lousy condition
Nothing but holes in the pockets of his denim blues

He's got long golden locks
But a bit shy on looks
I wouldn't be caught dead in his shoes

SO WHAT'S HE GOT THAT I HAVEN'T GOT BESIDES YOU?

You're the beauty he's the beast
Guess some of us expect the least
But then how low can we go?

Is it personality?
Is it his originality?
What's he got I ain't got? I gotta know
WALK ON WATER

Mama says, it don't look right
But I don't know about her sight
Well, she's getting old after all

She calls it the "Age of Decadence"
The "Generation of no Innocence:"
But I'm not sure I've taken the fall

IF I COULD WALK ON WATER
WOULD THAT BE ENOUGH?
CAUSE I'VE BEEN GOOD
AND ALL THAT STUFF

My girl's been acting crazy
Say's I'm too wild, I'm too lazy
Yet sleeps all day goes out all night

She says that I am her misery
Doesn't do a thing for me
Yet she thinks she's in the right

Now you come and stand here
Saying I don't fight fair
And you're gonna make me pay

I've been good, I've been true
What have I done to you?
To ever make you feel this way?

FAR FROM WHERE YOU ARE

You can run yourself ragged
You can run yourself down
Ride till you're bow legged
Stop and kiss the ground

Go and scale the mountains
Hide in the deepest dark hole
Here's the score if you're not counting
You're stuck with the same soul

YOU CAN NEVER GET TOO FAR
FROM WHERE YOU ARE

They can sell you an escape
Into a trap of narcotics
But you're till the same ape
Still using the same robotics

Be careful what you inhale
Careful where you stick that thing
Cause you can't always exhale
Can't always feel the sting

YOU CAN NEVER GET TOO FAR
FROM WHERE YOU ARE

TO BE ALL INSIDE
I wanna cry a little tear
of joy that is hard to hide
I want to reach out with no fear
and pull you deep inside

wrap my soul around you
and keep your dreams fed
I want my love to break through
and raise you from the dead

I wanna have our lips kiss
our bodies love till we are raw
I wanna wrap your heart in bliss
and leave you standing in awe

TO BE ALL INSIDE
TO BE ALL AROUND
TO BE THE OTHER SIDE
BE THE LOVE YOU'VE NEVER FOUND

as my body disparately crawls
over yours begging and spread
I want lust echoing in your halls
and my moans dying in your bed

to open my eyes at dawn
and do it all, all over again
as I hungrily feast my eyes upon
your smile and your skin

I've become a man full of emotion
full of passion on you to be fed
I am craving your devotion
like no man you've ever had

TO BE ALL INSIDE
TO BE ALL AROUND
TO BE THE OTHER SIDE
BE THE LOVE YOU'VE NEVER FOUND

You've got to know it's the true
chance we have been waiting for
cause I know you feel it too
like we've never felt it before 

DAUGHTER OF THE DEVIL

My life is full
Of contradictions
Between the living
And the dead

I'm all alone
With my addictions
It seems like
My sanity's fled


I see no point
In salvation
No light
To point the way

I've made
This dire situation
On the bed
In which I lay

I PUT IT ON THE LEVEL
BUT IT'S NOT ALL IN MY HEAD
THE DAUGHTER OF THE DEVIL'S
BEEN LAYING IN MY BED

I've been lying
Wide awake
As she's dancing
In the dark

If I only
Had a stake
I could push it
Through her heart

I'm not much
On religion
Oh! But Lord
How I pray

That you come
Take this vision
And make her
Vanish away
FASTER, HARDER

Today is so unlike the past
Everything is on a timing test
Boy you better not even think
Cause it's over before you blink

IT'S FASTER
IT'S HARDER
IT'S STRONGER
IT'S SMARTER
IT'S LONGER
IT'S FATTER
BUT IT AIN'T FEELING ANY BETTER

What happened to the age of romance?
The golden age of song and dance?
When you took the time to enjoy
Pursuit of happiness is just a ploy
 
UP IN NO WHERE

Mama you always said
I shouldn't go climbing
Cause I might hurt myself

But they've got me higher
And they've got me dryer
Than the dust on the top shelf

You always said
That I shouldn't jump
Cause I might break something

But if I had to do it over
Mama I would have tried everything

THERE'S NO OPENNINGS ANYWHERE
AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE
MAMA HOW DO I GET OUT OF HERE
WHEN THEY'VE CLOSED ALL ROADS TO ME

Mama you always said not to play rough
Cause I might hurt someone
Young boys need not be tough
When comforted I should run

Mama they've got me cornered
Better than a T-square
And they pigeon holed my life
In a bin labeled "No Where"

You said always do the right thing
And God will watch over you
When you hit a wall my son
Say a prayer or two

But I've been praying long and hard
And you, Longer and harder still
Mama if I don't save myself
Believe me nobody else will
TAKE CARE

You can change your location
you can't change your destination
that's why it's called destiny
You can change your perception
and accept less perfection
in what you refuse to see

You can change your work hours
rearrange your pretty flowers
but it all turns out the same
And, as a matter of fact
you can send it all back 
it follows you just the same

TAKE CARE OF THE SOUL
THE BODY WILL FOLLOW
TAKE CARE OF THE SOUL
THE BODY WILL FOLLOW

You can change your number
change the name you go under
but you're the same in the mirror
You can't hide from you
though sometimes you try to
no one understands you clearer

You can change your hair
change the clothes you wear
and make yourself look smart
You've got lots of love to share
but you better take care
cause you can't change your heart

TAKE CARE OF THE SOUL
THE BODY WILL FOLLOW
TAKE CARE OF THE SOUL
THE BODY WILL FOLLOW
OH! SALLY-O

Sally was a screamer
Hell, I never seen her
Without a smile on her face

Head she could rock it
Hip she could lock it
Right there in it's place

OH-OH SALLY, YOU COULD RALLY
AS ONLY SOME GIRLS DO
OH-OH SALLY, CAN YOU TELL ME
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO YOU

Thinking I was clever
Left, I wouldn't have her
Anymore than maybe twice

Now that I need her
The plow and the seeder
End up paying the price

Deep in her hollow
Or feeding her swallow
Was always so much fun

"Come On" she would cry
"Just let it fly"
and she always got it to run
FREEDOM

Today I think of you
My heart and mind are open wide
When I said we were through
You were quick to step aside

How we traded all our years
For a chance to start anew
But every time another nears
She never compares to you

Because between you and me
There was no one better
I fit you down to the "T"
And you knew me to the letter

SO YOU GOTTA HOLD ON
TILL THE LOVE IS ALL GONE

To be free doesn't take much
And anybody can succeed
But surviving in love and such
You gotta be willing to bleed

Cause sometimes the work is hard
And the pay sometimes cheap
Don't be so quick to discard
A love you know you should keep

Gotta hold on with both hands
Plant your feet, stand your ground
There's a lot of freedom in these lands
And not enough love to go around
I'D FALL

I still got your taste on my lips
Got your smile on my mind
Your scent follows on the wind
I can't seem to leave it behind'

It's just like a chain reaction
One thing connects to them all
Keeps me so near the edge
If I got any closer and I'd fall
Any closer I'd fall

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND
THE THINGS YOU DO TO ME
AND JUST HOW YOU BEND
MY REALITY
YOU DON'T REALIZE
ANYTHIGN AT ALL
CAUSE IF YOU GOT ANY CLOSER ....
I'D FALL

You've got me dreaming like crazy
I have to keep control somehow
Got me living for the next time
Got to keep myself here and now

U can't be true to m y heart
If it runs every time you call
I got to keep a grip on myself
Cause if I ever slip I would fall
ANGEL OF TEMPTATION

Mother says she has seen
So many souls coming clean
She prays night and day for salvation

She says "haven't you heard?"
You must follow the word
Do your best stay away from temptation

Oh but she doesn't understand
You were made by God's hand
She can't see the angel I see in you

No she can't realize
That you fell from the skies
Just like all the others angels do

SWEET, SWEET TEMPTATION
SWEET, SWEET TEMPTATION
ARE YOU FOR SIN OR SALVATION?

I hear the preachers preach
That the bible's words teach
Of the devil's cunning deceptive ways
No way an Angel like you
Could have anything to do
With helping sinners like me to stray

I already know the drill
Let them say what they will
Who the hell are they to know

No need to move slowly
I am sure you are holy
Where else would Angels grow
OPEN THE DOOR

Here I am by myself again
Right next door but you won't let me in
Cause so many times your heart's been scarred
Now all of your doors have been barred

So much pain keeps you away from me
You lock yourself in thinking you are free
There's nothing anyone can say or do
If change is gonna come has to start with you

OPEN THE DOOR
LET YOURSELF OUT
OPEN THE DOOR
AND LET ME IN
OPEN THE DOOR
DON'T YOU HEAR ME SHOUT
OPEN THE DOOR
I AM A FRIEND

Things get so cold we are both alone
Playing on each other's fears to justify our own
Each so afraid to get hurt by the other
That we sit so close yet go no further

Staring at each other as we hurt inside
Instead of opening up we struggle to hide
And put up this front that looks so strong
Knowing down inside that it's all wrong

DEMONS

What you do with the pain
when you're going through hell
again and again
you go under that spell

well my friend
I've been dying to warn you
some of your demons
are trying to burn you

LOOK TO THE LIGHT
THERE'S A PATH THAT'S RIGHT
NO BAPTISM OF FIRE
COULD GET YOU ANY HIGHER

All these afflictions
you shake and you shiver
my friend these addictions
are selling you down river

crossroads go by
which way to turn
do you wish to fly
or do you wish to burn?
DRIVING ME CRAZY

I remember like it was today
the taste of your lips, the touch of your hand
I remember because it won't go away
the softness of your hair, the scent of your skin

I CLOSE MY EYES AND MM-MMM-MMM BABY
YOU'RE STILL DRIVING ME CRAZY

It was a hot night of passion
so full of touch, full of discovery
So long ago and I can't imagine
that I'll forget and make a full recovery
PROMISED LAND

I've seen deliverance in your eyes
Of soft moons and lullabies
I am not sure I understand

I've seen hope in your face
Seen your smile shinning grace
And pointing to the promised land

But I am jaded on religion
afraid to trust my vision
cause I have been so fooled before

to believe all was heaven sent
to be reborn and repent
do I even need that anymore?

PROMISE ME WE 
WILL SEE 
THE PROMISED LAND
PROMISE ME WE 
WILL SEE 
THE PROMISED LAND

I've seen signs of salvation
collided with creation
and had it all fall apart
I've knelt in the light
Felt the truth shinning bright
Burning dreams in my heart

I am hesitant at best
So afraid of the past
Even as you hold out your hand
I don't want my heart hurting
I want to be certain
We'll reach the promised land

 


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