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Sideshow

I ain't got no fun today
It's just like yesterday, oh yeah
Only different shades of grey
I'm bored right out of my skull
I'd have to get high just to be dull
I'm institutional
My TV screen spins around and around and around and around

(I need a sideshow) I need a sideshow
(Some kinda Creepshow) Some kinda creepshow, (of yeah) oh yeah
They ran the circus out of town
But the ring master said "Boy, you can stick around"

I pay to see the freaks
Some finger lickin' chicken-eating geek
Hey, that sounds cool to me
I just want to step inside
I want a scary ride, oh yeah
See Jeckyll turn to Hyde
I feel my head spinnin' round and around and around and around,around around around

(I need a sideshow) I need a sideshow (oh yeah)
(Some kinda creepshow) Some kinda creepshow (oh yeah) yeah
(a freakshow) I just want someplace to go, (oh yeah)
I tried to be a circus clown
But even my monkey wouldn't hang around

And the hunchback midget and his twisted friends
Offer me a world of thrills that never end

I need a sideshow
Some kind of freaky show, oh yeah
(Sideshow)
Down where the neon glows
(Sideshow)
Just like a psychedelic video
Or a 24 hour party, go go go
Not a 90210, no
I need my sideshow, sideshow
My private, my private sideshow

(hmm, step right up, come on in, we have something for everyone taste
Say, you look like a bright young biy. What`s the matter? Afraid?).

Nothing's Free

You, me, understand, shake my hand
Last chance, little man ain't it grand
It's a bargain, it's a steal
30 pieces silver and a deal's a deal

Sign upon the dotted line, I'll be yours and you'll be mine
Nothing's free
Eventually

Nothing's free from the rules and laws of morality
Free to take your fill
Free from your own free will
Nothing's free

My boy, it's getting late, I'll raise the stakes
So close, control your fate, why hesitate
Seal the deal, close the sale
Take my hammer, drive the nail

Sign upon the bloody line, a drop of yours, a drop of mine
Nothing's free
Eternally

Nothing's free from your conscience or
Free from the consequence
Free to sin and death
Free till your final breath
Nothing's free
Free from the claws and flaws of your family
Free from obedient life
You're cut like a double-edged knife
Nothing's free, nothing's free
Oh, you pay me

Free to ignore the bore of authority
Free to spit in the face
Be the winningest rat in the race till Judgement Day
Then nothing's free
Bow to me if you wanna be free
Free from life, come die with me
And when we're dead it's for eternity
Come on little one and dance in the fire
The heat's getting close and the flame's getting higher
When the music's over there's a hush in the choir
Nothing's free
When the trumpets sound and his light is all around
And the saints all raise from the graves in the ground
We'll be going way downtown
Way downtown
When we're free, so free
Trust me.....
It`s dark, and it`s cold, and alone, but you're free
Isn`t that what you wanted?

Lost In America

I can't get a girl 'cause I ain't got a car
I can't get a car 'cause I ain't got a job
Oh, I can't get a job 'cause I ain't got a car
So I'm looking for a girl with a job and a car
Don't you know where you are

Lost in America
Lost in America
Lost in America lost

I got a mom but I ain't got a dad
My dad's got a wife but she ain't my mom
Mom's looking for a man to be my dad
But I want my mom and to be my real mom and dad
Is that so bad
Oh, I think I've been had

Lost in America
Lost in America
Lost in America lost
Lost in America
Lost in America
Lost in America lost

I live at the 7-11
I'm tryin' to play this guitar
I'm learning "Stairway to Heaven"
'Cause Heaven's where you are

I can't go to school 'cause I ain't got a gun
I ain't got a gun 'cause I ain't got a job
I ain't got a job 'cause I can't go to school
So I'm looking for a girl with a gun and a job and a house... with cable
Don't you know where you are

Lost in America
Lost in America
Lost in America lost
Lost in America
Lost in America
Lost in America lost
Lost in America
Lost in America
Lost in America lost
Lost in America
Lost in America
Lost Lost lost lost.....
Yeah yeah yeah yeah....
Oh yeah I`m lost....

Bad Place Alone

Yeah....
I'm a creature of the street and I rip off all the money
I was kicked in the teeth, shoved face first through a window
I got a gangland name and a teardrop tattooed eye
They call me Little Caesar in the brotherhood of crime

I know about the pain
Dyin' in an alley with an air-conditioned brain
I know, it's for real
Flatlined in an ambulance without a pulse to feel

Hey blood brother, you're one of our own
You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone
Hey blood brother, you're bad to the bone
You're a natural killer in a bad place alone

They call me Smoky Joe and I'm as thin as a coroner's needle
I got a pocket full of rocks, man, I shake like a cold chihuahua
I got a runny nose and a road map on my arm

I blew my gig pokin' 'round the gallery with someone else's rig
I know, I understand
I watch my body hauled off by the local garbage man

Hey blood brother, you're one of our own
You're sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone
Hey blood brother, you're bad to the bone
You're a natural killer in a bad place alone

Aw...

We're cool, we're cold
We're stiff, we're tagged
We're slabbed, we're croaked
We're whacked, we're cracked
We're smoked and cured and slammed and slurred and sliced and diced and put on ice
Cooked and stewed and badly brewed and splattered once or twice

Hey blood brother (hey blood brother) hey blood brother, hey hey
Hey blood brother (hey blood brother) hey blood brother, hey hey
Hey.......
Look at us, nice and thin, not a lot of fat on us, but not a lot of skin..
We`re alone, so are you
Way beyond the meanest, gonna close you baby blue
You`re just a shadow of yourself, bag of bones, nobody there to answer the phone
You`re alone, bro
You`re all alone
You`re alone
You`re alone
You`re so alone

You're My Temptation

Don't touch your lips don't wear your hair like that
I feel your presence all around me
Don't get too close don't move your eyes like that
Because they're deep enough to drown me

It don't get hot like this in Heaven (please hide me in some holy place)
You fool me with your angel face (protect my soul like a rich case)
Your master knows where I'm my weakest.

Mercy please, I'm on my knees
You're my temptation
Measure my faith, the devil's awake
He knows you're my temptation

Don't call my name, don't brush my cheek like that
I curse the day that I found you
Don't touch my skin, don't dance around like that
I feel damnation all around you

And so I raise my voice to Heaven (You fool me with your angel face)
Please hide me in some holy place (You master knows when I`m weak)
Protect my soul, I'm only human

Mercy please, I'm on my knees
You're my temptation
Look down and see deliver me
From my dark sensation
Give me faith, don't let me waste
You're my temptation

(Come to me )
You're such a liar
(Won't you come to me )
Move closer to the fire
(Just come to me )
No, no, no
(Won't you come to me I will set you free)
No, no, no, no

Mercy please, I'm on my knees
You're my temptation
Measure my faith, the devil's awake
He knows you're my temptation
Mercy please, I'm on my knees
You're my temptation
Go away in Heaven's name
You're my temptation
Aw... Go away, just go away
My dark sensation

(Sign upon the dotted line, I`ll be yours and you`ll be mind, hahahaha...)

Stolen Prayer

I walk the streets alone on feeble bones I ride
My sins are etched in stone, I got no place to hide
Well, I was unshakable in what I did believe
I feel so breakable but have I been deceived

You showed me your paradise and your carnival of souls
But my heart keeps telling me that ain't the place to go
Well, I'm not invincible so I want you to leave
Well, I'm so convincible but have I been deceived

I take your words and try them on
[Chris] Yeah, it's a perfect fit, boy)
You tell me one size fits us all
[Chris] Yeah, like an old straightjacket
Well, tell me why I'm so afraid
(All my words are spoken)
(All my words are spoken)
All my words are spoken
In a stolen prayer

I remember yesterday when things were black and white
Never thought I'd get confused on what was wrong and right
Well, I'm not unbreakable with armour on my skin
Well, it's not unthinkable, I could be fooled again

I take your words and try them on
[Chris] Yeah, it's a perfect fit, boy
You tell me one size fits us all
[Chris] Yeah, like an old straightjacket
Well, tell me why I'm so afraid
(All my words are spoken)
(All my words are spoken)
All my words are spoken
In a stolen prayer

You steal another minute from my life, aha
You cut a little deeper with your knife
You steal a little breath from my air
And you don't care
And even thought I'm chokin'
All my words are spoken

I take your words and try them on
[Chris] Yeah, it's a perfect fit, boy
You tell me one size fits us all
[Chris] Yeah, like an old straightjacket
Take this world and try it on
[Chris] Man, you're lookin' good boy
Stick your neck out on the block
[Chris] So you won't miss nothing
Stretch your finger, grab your hair
[Chris] Don't you feel like screaming
Feel the blood rush from your veins
[Chris] Now you're a perfect zombie
Now I'm down on my knees

(All my words are spoken)
(All my words are spoken)
All my words are spoken
All my words are spoken
All my words are spoken in a stolen prayer

Unholy War

From the start of life to my dying day
In the dark of night and the burning light of day
It's a bloody fight but I can't walk away
I'm prime for the front line

Unholy war, unholy war
I'll try, I'll fight until I die
(Unholy)
Unholy war, unholy war
I see, I know, you'll always be
Unholy

You see my burning fuse from a mile away
I took your cruel abuse, Lord took away my shame
I learned to bite the hand that used to pull my chain
We'll fight, cause we ain't on the same side

We're in an unholy war, unholy war
I'll try, yeah I'll fight until I die
Unholy

When I'm all alone - Unholy
With your thoughts of pain - Unholy
I can break on through - Unholy
With just an ounce of faith - Unholy

(Unholy, Unholy, Unholy, Unholy)

You're shaking in your boots because it's Judgement Day
I'll get my just rewards and you'll have your hell to pay
There's no time to throw out the lifeline

Unholy war, unholy war
I'll try, yeah, I'll fight until I die
(Unholy)
Unholy war, unholy war
I see, I know, you'll always be
Unholy

Unholy

Lullaby

(My boy, it`s getting late, I`ll raise the stakes
So close, control your fate, why hesitate, seal the deal, close the sale
take my hand, ....)

I was the boy who said all of my prayers
Laid my clean face on the pillow
Tucked in real tight, so safe and secure through the night
I heard a noise, it was probably nothing
It pulled me right out of a dream
If I knew it was you I'd have jumped out of bed with a scream

I am the one who growls in your closet
I am the one who lives under your bed

Get down - back where you started
Get down - back into hell
Your black soul, you know you're black hearted
I smell your sulfurous smell

All of my things that I play with in daylight You turn into monsters at night
My toys were my friends until you taught them all how to bite
You showed me things little boys shouldn't see
You scared me with visions of fire
You danced on my bed with the flames on your head dancing higher

I am the one who growls in your closet
I am the one who lives under your bed

Get down - back where you started
Get down - back into hell
Your black soul, you know you're black hearted
I smell your sulfurous smell

I tell ya right now I don't want your reptile embrace
I don't want to follow you down to your place
I don't want to be a child of disgrace
Oh....
You can take your whiskey soaked, foaming at the mouth, toilet talking, pea soup spewing, sweating blood demon breath out of my face

Get down - back where you started
Get down - back into hell
Your black soul, you know you're black hearted
I smell that brimstone...

Get down - back where you started
Get down - back into hell
Your black soul, you know you're black hearted
I smell that sulpher....

I was the boy who said all of my prayers
Laid my clean face on the pillow
Tucked in real tight, so safe and secure through the night

It's Me

You took a first-class trip to Paris
You danced in the streets of Spain
You followed the sun to Rio de Janeiro
'cause you got so sick and tired of the London rain
But honey, late at night when you close your tires eyes
You'll be there, I'll be here
And one of us will cry

It's me, it's me
When you need something more
Something you're dying for
It's me, it's me
When you can't see too clear
Baby, I'm always near
It's me

You played your cards, you felt the sorrow
'Cause all that dealer dealt was pain
But baby, where you gonna play tomorrow
The stakes were too damn high
And now, you're broke again
You can trip around 'till all your money's blown
But who's the man that'll take you in when all your luck is gone yeah

It's me, it's me
What are you searching for
I know you can find my door
It's me, it's me
I know you've sinned every sin
But I'll still take you in
It's me

And me, I'm sitting here
Nothing much has changed
You broke my heart to pieces, babe
But, huh, that's nothing strange
Well, I ain't angry
That's all come and gone
My arms are still wide open girl
To catch you when you fall

And if someday you realize just where you belong
I'm the man that'll take you in
When all your luck's gone, yeah

It's me, it's me
When you need something more
Something you're dying for
It's me, it's me
When you can't see too clear
Baby, I'm always near
It's me, it's me
What are you searching for
I know you can find my door
It's me, it's me
I know you've sinned every sin
But I'll still take you in
It's me
Yeah, baby, it's me

Cleansed By Fire

I don't know but I've been told the streets of hell are paved with gold
Crazy, crazy
You told me that nothing's free except my own insanity
Crazy, maybe
Wake me, shake me
Wake me, shake me

You offer me the world and all its wealth
All for myself
You promised me a life eternally
And drink to my health
I may seem only half-glued
But I can see right through you

Burn it up, burn it down
Burn this sucker to the ground
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Going, going, going, gone
There's a party going on

Do you think I don't know who you are
A fallen star
When I feel my soul scream out at night
I know you're not far
You need a better disguise
This one won't win any prize

Burn it up, burn it down
Burn this sucker to the ground
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Going, going, going, gone
There's a party going on and on and on and on and on...

Cleansed by fire, cleansed by fire
I may seem only half-glued
But I can see right through you

What about dark
What about light
What about wrong
What about right
What about death
What about sin
What about the web you're trying to spin
What about truth
What about life
What about glory
What about Christ
What about peace
What about love
What about faith in God above
What about war
What about hell
What if I stumble
What if I fell
What about blood
What about greed
And all of these things you're offering me

Yeah, what about me
Little me
You lose, I win
You couldn't suck me in
It's over, you have no power
You're lost
And I'm found
And I'm, I'm Heaven bound
Go back to where you belong
To where you fell
Go to hell
Go.......................


Japanese Bonus Disc Live At Electric Lady Studios 1991

Sick Things

Sick things in cars, rotate 'round my stars
Sick things, my things, my pets, play things

I love you things I see
As much as you love me
You things are heavenly
When you come here to me
You things are filled with fright
For I am out tonight
Show me where to bite
You whet my appetite

I eat my things
What love it brings
Come here, my things
Don't fear my little things

I love you things I see
As much as you love me
You things are heavenly
When you come here me
You things are filled with fright
For I am out tonight
Show me where to bite
You whet my appetite

Only Women Bleed

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

She cries alone at night too often
An' I smoke and drink, I 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

Wind-UpToy

Voices come from down the hall
In my room all painted white
I have my bat and rubber ball
I like to sleep with them at night

But now I'm all smiles
The good little shots must be winning
Yes, they crank my dial
My motor is stalled but my wheels are still spinning

Daddy won't discuss me
What a state I must be
Mommy couldn't stand living with a wind-up toy

All my friends live on the floor
Tiny legs and tiny eyes
They're free to crawl under the door
And someday soon so will I

But now I'm all smiles
These good little shots must be working
I'm so happy now
Look, my fingers don't shake and my head isn't jerking

Daddy won't discuss me
What a pain I must be
Mommy couldn't stand having such a wound-up boy
Doctors want to check me
Poke me and dissect me
What do they expect? Feelings from a wound-up toy?
I'm just a wind-up toy
A wind-up toy

I'm lost in a nightmare
Shiny white halls drawing rats on the wall
Solitary confinement
Chained in a cell, got my own private hell

No More Mr Nice Guy

I used to be such a sweet, sweet thing
'Til they got a hold of me
I'd open doors for little old ladies
I helped the blind to see

I got no friends 'cause they read the papers
They can't be seen with me
And I'm feelin' real shot down
And I'm feeling mean

No more Mister Nice Guy
No more Mister Clean
No more Mister Nice Guy
They say he's sick, he's obscene
I got no friends 'cause they read the papers
They can't be seen with me
And I'm feelin' real shot down
And I'm, I'm getling meanNo more Mister Nice Guy
No more Mister Clean
No more Mister Nice Guy
They say he's sick, he's obscene
My dog bit me on the leg today
My cat clawed my eyes
Ma's been thrown out of the social circle
And dad has to hide
I went to church incognito
When everybody rose,
The Reverend Smith he,
He recognized me
And punched me in the nose
He said...

Billion Dollar Babies

Billion dollar babies
I got you in the dime store, million dollar maybe.
Man or woman living couldn't love me like you, baby.

Billion dollar baby
Rotten little monster, baby, I adore you.
Fightin' like dog that's been infected by the rabies

We go dancing nightly in the attic
While the moon is rising in the sky
If I'm too rough, tell me
I'm so scared your little head might come off in my hands

Billion Dollar Baby
Billion Dollar Baby
Trillion dollar baby
Zillion dollar baby
Oh, Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah...
Billion Dollar Babies..

Poison

Your cruel device
Your blood, like ice
One look could kill
My pain, your thrill

I wanna love you but I better not touch (Don't touch)
I wanna hold you but my senses tell me to stop
I wanna kiss you but I want it too much (Too much)
I wanna taste you but your lips are venomous poison
You're poison running through my veins
You're poison
I don't want to break these chains
Poison

Your mouth, so hot
Your web, I'm caught
Your skin, so wet
Black lace on sweat

I hear you calling and it's needles and pins (And pins)
I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name
Don't wanna touch you but you're under my skin (Deep in)
I wanna taste you but your lips are venomous poison
You're poison running through my veins
You're poison, yeah
An' I don't wanna break these chains
Poison

One look could kill
My pain, your thrill
I wanna love you but I better not touch (Don't touch)
I wanna hold you but my senses tell me to stop
I wanna kiss you but I want it too much (Too much)
I wanna taste you but your lips are venomous poison
You're poison running through my vein
You're poison, I don't wanna break these chains
Poison, yeah

I wanna love you I better not touch (Don't touch)
I wanna hold you my senses tell me to stop
I wanna kiss you I want it too much (Too much)
I wanna taste you but your lips are venomous poison
I don't wanna break these chains
Your poison
Runnin' deep inside my veins
Poison, yeah

I`m dying from your poison
I need a little poison
C'mon and get me poison
Yeah
I wanna little poison
I need a little poison
I love a little poison

Hey Stoopid

Hey Hey Hey Hey
Hey Hey Hey Hey
Hey Stoopid

Hey bro, take it slow
You ain't livin' in a video
You're flying low at a high velocity
No doubt, you're stressin' out
That ain't what rock n' roll's about
Get off that one way trip down lonely street

Now I know you've been kicked around
You ain't alone in this ugly town
You stick a needle in your arm
You bite the dust, you buy the farm

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey stoopid
What ya tryin' to do
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey stoopid
They win you lose
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey stoopid

C'mon girl, it's a better day
Get your foot out of that grave
Don't let that one lover tear your world apart, oh no
C'mon babe, kick that stuff
Show the street it ain't so tough
Quit lyin' around with a crippled, broken heart, oh yeah yeah

Now I know you've been seeing red
Don't put a pistol to your head
Sometimes your answer's heaven sent
Your way is so damn permanent

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey stoopid
What ya tryin' a do
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey stoopid
They win you lose
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey stoopid

This ain't your daddy talkin'
You know, I know
Your story ain't so shockin'
You know, I know
Blow some steam
C'mon and scream

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey stoopid
What ya tryin'a do
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey stoopid
They win you lose
Hey, hey, hey, hey

Hey, hey, hey, hey, c'mon baby
What ya tryin' to do
Hey, hey, hey, hey, if you do that
They win you lose
Hey, hey, hey, hey, Ohhhhh..

C'mon man, what you trying to do
Yeah yeah yeah
If you do that, they win you lose
Hey Stoopid