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Welcome To My Nightmare

Welcome to my nightmare
I think you're gonna like it
I think you're gonna feel you belong
A nocturnal vacation
Unnecessary sedation
You want to feel at home 'cause you belong
Welcome to my nightmare, whoa

Welcome to my breakdown
I hope I didn't scare you
That's just the way we are when we come down
We sweat and laugh and scream here
'cause life is just a dream here
You know inside you feel right at home here
Welcome to my breakdown , whoa
You're welcome to my nightmare, yeah

Welcome to my nightmare
I think you're gonna like it
I think you're gonna feel you belong
We sweat laugh and scream here
'cause life is just a dream here
You know inside you feel right at home here
Welcome to my nightmare, oww
Welcome to my breakdown
Yeah

Devil's Food

Gettin' ready for the lady
She's gonna be a treat
Simmer slightly 'til ready
Make her soft too, make her sweet

I kiss the tears off from your chest
I felt the poison fright that's in your breath
I knew your precious life and I know your death
I squeeze the love out of your soul
All the perfect love that's in your soul
You're just another spirit on parole

Devil's food
Devil's food
Devil's food

In 2009 Alice wrote an additional verse for this song when it was included in the 'Theater Of Death' show.

Get ready for the lady
She's gonna be a feast
Roast her slowly and steady
Eat it all feed the beast

I sense the fears that paralyze
See the memories lost are in your eyes
Closed and dead and hiding in disguise

I know the scars I know your dreams
I can't tell your laughter from the screams
You're inside out and ripped up at the seams

Vincent Price Monologue

Leaving lepidoptra - please, don't touch the display, little boy, aha cute!
Moving to the next aisle we have arachnida, the spiders, our.. finest collection.
This friendly little devil is the heptothilidi, unfortunately harmless.
Next to him, the nasty licosa raptoria, his tiny fangs cause creeping ulcerations of the skin *laugh*.

And here, my prize, the Black Widow. Isn't she lovely?.. and so deadly.
Her kiss is fifteen times as poisonous as that of the rattlesnake.
You see her venom is highly neurotoxic, which is to say that it attacks the central nervous system causing intense pain, profuse sweating, difficulty in breathing,
loss of consciousness, violent convulsions and, finally.. death.
You know I think what I love the most about her is her inborn need to dominate,
possess.
In fact, immediately after the consummation of her marriage to the smaller and weaker male of the specie she kills and eats him - *laugh*
oh, she is delicious.. and I hope he was!
Such power and dignity - unhampered by sentiment. If I may put forward a slice of personal philosophy, I feel that man has ruled this world as a stumbling demented child-king long enough!
And as his empire crumbles, my precious Black Widow shall rise as his most fitting successor!

The Black Widow

These words he speaks are true
We're all humanary stew
If we don't pledge allegiance to..
The Black Widow

The horror that he'll bring
The horror of his sting
The unholiest of kings..
The Black Widow

Our minds will be his toy
And every girl and boy
Will learn to be employed...
The Black Widow

Love me (yes we love me)
Love him (yes we love him)
Love me (yes we love him)

He sits upon his throne
And picks at all the bones
Of his husbands and his wives he's devoured
He stares with a gleam
With a laugh so obscene
At the virgins and the children he's deflowered

Love me (yes we love me)
Love him (yes we love him)
Love me (yes we love him)

Our thoughts are hot and crazed
Our brains are webbed in haze
Of mindless senseless daze
The Black Widow

'Cause words he says are true
We're all humanary stew
If we don't pledge allegiance to
The Black Widow

Some Folks

Some folks love to see red
Some folks never talk about it
Some folks crave a blue lady
Some folks know and still they doubt it

I'm just no good without it
I'm not a man at all
It makes my skin crawl

Baby, baby
Come on and save me, save me,
My, my baby, baby,
Come on and save me now

Some folks love to feel pain
Some folks wake up every mornin'
Some folks live for no reason
Some folks die without a warning

I'm just no good without it
I'm not a man at all
It makes my skin crawl

Baby, baby
Come on and save me, save me,
My, my baby, baby,
Come on and save me, save me,
My, my baby, baby,
Come on and save me now

I can't live without it
Just can't live without it
I don't wanna think about it
Don't wanna think about it
I just can`t live without it
I can`t, cant live without
I just can`t...
I can`t........
I can`t.........

I'm just no good without it
I'm not a man at all
It makes my skin crawl

Baby, baby
Come on and save me, save me,
My, my baby, baby,
Come on and save me, save me,
My, my baby, baby,
Come on and save me, save me,
My, my baby, baby,
Come on and save me now

'Cause I just can't live without it
I just can't live without it
I, I don't wanna think about it
I don't wanna think about it
No I, I just can`t li..,
I can`t live without it
I can`t live....
I can`t live...

Only Women Bleed

Man got his woman to take his seed
He got the power - oh, she got the need
She spends her life through pleasing up her man
She feeds him dinner or anything she can

She cries alone at night too often
He smokes and drinks and don't come home at all
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed

Man makes your hair gray, he's your life's mistake
All you're really lookin' for is an even break
He lies right at you, you know you hate this game
He slaps you once in a while and you live and love in pain

She cries alone at night too often
He smokes and drinks and don't come home at all
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed

Man got his woman to take his seed
He got the power - oh, she got the need
She spends her life through pleasing up her man
She feeds him dinner or anything she can

She cries alone at night too often
He smokes and drinks and don't come home at all
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed

Black eyes all of the time
Don't spend a dime
Clean up this grime
And you there down on your knees begging me please
Come watch me bleed

Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed

Department Of Youth

We're in trouble all the time
You read about us all in the papers
We walk around and bump into walls
A blind delegation
And we ain't afraid of high power
We're bullet proof
And we've never heard of Eisenhower
Missile power, justice and truth

We're the Department of Youth
Your new Department of Youth
We're the Department of Youth
Just me and youth

We talk about this whole stupid world
And still come out laughing, ha
We never make any sense
But hell that never mattered
But we'll make it through our blackest hour
We're living proof
And we never heard of Billy Sunday
Damon Runyon, mad as a cout

We're the Department of Youth
Your new Department of Youth
We're the Department of Youth
Just me and youth

We're the Department of Youth
The new Department of Youth
We're the Department of Youth
The new Department of Youth
We're the Department of Youth, ah
We got the power
We're the Department of Youth, ah
We got the power
We're the Department of Youth, ah
We got the power
(Alice: Who's got the power?)
(Children: We do!)
We're the Department of Youth, ah
We got the power
(Alice: Who's got the power?)
(Children: We do!)
We're the Department of Youth, ah
We got the power
(Alice: We got the power?)
( Children: Yeah!)
We're the Department of Youth, ah
We got the power
(Alice: We got the power)
(Children: Yeah!)
We're the Department of Youth, ah
We got the power
(Alice: ..And who gave it to you?)
(Children: Donny Osmond!)
(Alice: What?!)
We're the Department of Youth, ah
We got the power
(fade)

Cold Ethyl

One thing I miss is Cold Ethyl and her skeleton kiss
We met last night making love by the refrigerator light
Ethyl Ethyl let me squeeze you in my arms
Ethyl Ethyl come and freeze me with your charm

One thing, no lie, Ethyl frigid as an eskimo pie
She's cool in bed, yeah she oughta be 'cause Ethyl's dead
Ethyl, Ethyl let me squeeze you in my arms
Ethyl, Ethyl come and freeze me with your charms
Come on Cold Ethyl
Freeze me babe

One thing, it's true, Cold Ethyl I am stuck on you
And everything is my way, Ethyl don't have much to say
Ethyl, Ethyl let me squeeze you in my arms
Ethyl, Ethyl come and freeze me with your charm
Come here Cold Ethyl
What makes you so cold?
Ooh so cold

Cold Ethyl
Cold Cold Ethyl
Cold Ethyl
Cold Cold Ethyl
Cold Ethyl
Cold Cold Ethyl
Cold Ethyl
Cold Cold Ethyl
If I live 'til ninety-seven
You'll still be waiting in refrigerator heaven
'cause you're cool
You're ice
Cold Ethyl
You're my paradise
Ow!

Years Ago

Here I go again
Up and down alone
All my friends went home
Years ago

All my toys are broken
And so am I inside mom
The carnival has closed
Years ago
hmm-mm-mm

I'm a little boy
(No, I'm a great big man)
No, let's be a little boy
For a little while longer
Maybe an hour?
(No Steven, We have to go back now)
Isn't that our mom calling?
"Steven, Steven."
"Steven, come home!"

Steven

I don't want to see you go
I don't even want to be there
I will cover up my eyes
And pray it goes away
You've only lived a minute of your life
I must be dreaming, please stop screaming

I don't like to hear you cry
You just don't know how deep that cuts me
So I will cover up my eyes
And it will go away
You've only lived a minute of your life
I must be dreaming, please stop screaming

Steven!
Steven!
I hear my name!
Steven!
Is someone calling me? I hear my name!
Steven!
That icy breath it whispers screams of pain!

I don't want to feel you die
But if that's the way that God has planned you
Well, I'll put pennies on your eyes
And, and it will go away
See?
You've only lived a minute of your life
I must be dreaming...

Steven....
Is someone calling me? No....
Steven....
I think I hear a voice---it's outside the door!
Steven!
I hear my name!
Steven!
Is someone calling me? I hear my name!
Steven!
What do you want?
Steven!
What do you want? What do you want? What do you want?

Steven!
Steven!
Steven!
I hear my name....

The Awakening

I wake up in the basement
I'm so hungry
I'm dry
I must be here sleepwalking
Mustn't I?

Getting up from my easy chair looking for my wife
Following a trail of crimson spots that lead into the night
Suddenly I realize
I see it all through real eyes
These crimson spots are dripping from my hand
And, ooh, it makes me feel like a man

Escape

Paint on my cruel or happy face
I hide me behind it
It takes me inside another place
Where no-one can find it
Escape
I get out when I can
Escape
Anytime I can
Let`s all Escape
I'm crying in my beer
C'mon lets Escape
Just get me out of here

Don't get me wrong, don't get me right
I'm not like you are
When I get home from work at night
I'm blacker and bluer

So I escape
I get out when I can
Yeah I escape
Anytime I can
Let`s all escape
I'm crying in my beer
Escape
Just get me out of here

But where am I running to?
There's no place to go
Just put on my makeup and get me to the show
Yeah, Escape
Yeah
What are you waiting for?

My doctor said just come around
You'll be taken care of
And while he ran my problems down
I stole his mascara

That's how I escape
I get out when I can
I escape
Anyway I can
I escape
I'm crying in my beer
Lets Escape
Just get me out of here
Escape
Let`s get out while we can
Let`s escape
Anyway we can
C'mon let`s escape
Nobody wants us around here anyway
Escape
What are we waiting for
Escape
Escape
Escape
C'mon all of you let`s escape
Escape, Escape, Escape, Escape, Escape
(repeat to fade)

Devil`s Food (alternative version)

Get ready for the ladies
I was gonna be a treat
Simmer slightly 'til ready
Make me soft, oh, make me sweet

You`ve held my heart within your hands
Something 'bout my body in your hands
Something 'bout this night I never planned
You squeeze the love out of my soul
All the precious love that's in my soul
You're just another spirit on parole

I am (Devil's food)
I am (Devil's food)
I am (Devil's food)
I am...

You`re ready for me ladies
I am your specialty
I live now as an angel
I`m devils food you see

You`ve kissed the tears off from my chest
You`ve felt the perfect fright that's in my breath
You know my poisoned life and you know my death
You squeeze the love out of my soul
All the precious love that's in my soul
I`m just another spirit on parole

I am (Devil's food)
I am (Devil's food)
I am (Devil's food)

Cold Ethyl (alternative version)

Ah, One thing I miss is Cold Ethyl and her skeleton kiss
We met last night making love by the refrigerator light
Ethyl Ethyl come and squeeze me in your arms
Ethyl Ethyl come and freeze me with your charm

One thing, no lie, Ethyl frigid as an eskimo pie
An` she's cool in bed, well she oughta be 'cause Ethyl's dead
Ethyl, Ethyl come and squeeze me in your...
Ethyl, Ethyl come and freeze me in your arms

One thing, it's true, Cold Ethyl I am stuck on you
And everything is my way, Ethyl don't have much to say
Ethyl, Ethyl come and squeeze me in your charms
Ethyl, Ethyl come and freeze me with your arms
Come here Cold Ethyl
What makes you so cold?
Ooh so cold

Cold Ethyl
Cold Cold Ethyl
Cold Ethyl
Cold Cold Ethyl
Cold Ethyl
Cold Cold Ethyl
Cold Ethyl
Cold Cold Ethyl
If I live 'til ninety-seven
You'll still be waiting in refrigerator heaven
'Cause you're cool
You're ice
Cold Ethyl
You're my paradise

The Awakening (alternative version)

I wake up in the bedroom
I'm so tired
I'm dry
I must be here sleepwalking
Mustn't I?

I have seen the dark and nameless sins
Visions of my life
Hunted by a thousand twisted things
Terrors of the night
Suddenly I realize
I see it all through real eyes
These images are all within my mind
And, oww, I'm safe and they`ll never find.... me...

[Vincent Price]
Silly little boy, he had to learn that we were not finished with him yet.
Bedrooms are only temporary sanctuaries from nightmares
Sweet dreams.