LYRICS

Edge of a Broken Heart    I Want You To Rock Me    Cryin'    American Dream    Desperate
One Night Alone    Hell Raisers    Love Made Me    Waiting    Cruisin'     Charmed Life    Give It Away

Rev It Up    How Much Love    Love is a Killer    Not a Minute Too Soon    Streets in Paradise
Hard 16    Bad Reputation    Fallen Hero    Only A Heartbeat Away    It Wouldn't Be Love     Wrecking Ball

Page    Tangerine    Never Say Never    Peace    Barely Breathin'
Bleed    Stay    Shut Up    Machine    Air Balloon     Can't Control Myself


Edge of a Broken Heart

I can't believe I could've been so blind, but love is strange
I thought about it for a long, long time, but the truth remains
I don't need another lonely night to dry my tears
The answer's plain as black and white, and I can see the picture very clear

Chorus :
I've been livin' on the edge of a broken heart
I don't wanna fall, I don't wanna crawl
I've been livin' on the edge of a broken heart
Don't you wonder why, I gotta say goodbye

It isn't like you never had the chance, to change your tune
Did you think that I'm a dime a dance, well the dance is through
I've been doing things your way too long, but baby that's over
It won't be easy but I gotta be strong, and if I wanna cry I don't need your shoulder

(Chorus)

I'll find someone else
Who's nothing like you
And two can play the game as well
And you're gonna be sorry baby
When it's over!

(Solo)

I've been doing things your way too long, baby that's over
It won't be easy but I got to be strong, and if I wanna cry I don't need your shoulder

(Chorus out)


I Want You To Rock Me

It was Saturday night, I was feelin' alright
I had nothin' to lose
I threw the top down, I pulled out of town
I had no time for the blues
When I pulled up they were plugging it in
I was lucky to find a seat
I met this guy, had a look in his eye
I swear he was saying to me

I want you to rock me, roll me
You're lookin' lonely
Come on and rock me, roll me
You oughta get to know me

Well he grabbed his coat, and slipped me a note
He said what are we waiting for?
We got outside and went for a ride
I was lookin' for something more
Oh and he was shy, saying goodbye
He said baby I'll give you a call
Do I have to explain, you're drivin' me insane
I'll tell you what I want you to do

I want you to rock me, roll me
You gotta control me
Rock me, roll me
You really oughta get to know me
Come on and rock me, roll me
I'm feelin' kinda lonely
I want you to rock me, roll me
Quit talkin' and show me

(Solo)

Chant : Rock Me! (4 times)

(Solo)

Now it's your turn

I'm gonna rock you, roll you
Do all the things I told you
I'm gonna rock you, roll you
Sit down an' I'll show you

Rock me, roll me
Rock me, roll me (I want you to rock me)
Rock me, roll me
Rock me, roll me (I'm gonna roll you)


Cryin'

One look and I saw what I wanted to see
You know that you wrapped my heart around your finger so easily, yeah
With your centrefold body going through the moves
Why did I keep wasting the truth on you, tonight

Chorus :
I won't be cryin', cryin',
When I think about you, cause I opened my eyes
I won't be cryin', cryin'
Cause those tears are gone, gone

Someone twisted you, so you gave it to me
Yeah you gave it to me good, you're a nightmare everywhere, disguised as a dream
Well I got lost, wandering through the darkness in your maze of lies
You charmed your way right into my insides, but tonight

I won't be cryin', cryin'
When I think about you, cause I opened my eyes
I won't be cryin', cryin'

The tears have fallen to the floor
But you won't catch me cryin' anymore

(Solo)

(Chorus out)


American Dream

One revolution turning around
Grace under pressure, but don't make a sound
Our house is divided but together we stand
One constitution go hand to hand

Chorus 1 :
Here's to you, red and yellow, black and white
Watch the daylight turn to night
We're not as bold as we may seem
We're looking for the American dream

Some people hide and they go underground
Sex as an issue in everyday towns
Trading in secrets and dealing in lies
Livin' is easy when you close your eyes

Chorus 2 :
Here's to you, red and yellow, black and white
Join the daylight, return to night
We're not as bold as we may seem
We're looking for the American dream

(Solo)

(Chorus 2)


Desperate

There you go, walkin' away like you did before
But I know, I know you'll be back, back for more
And the game, the game will go on as it was
Nothing's changed, we're nowhere near closer to love

Aren't we desperate, are we afraid
We're just two lost and lonely people
Scared to be alone again
Aren't we desperate, are we afraid

Can't you see, there are no victims, just volunteers
We won't change, we won't change until we face our fears
We're alone, even though we are together right now
Love remains, it's just out of reach somehow

Aren't we desperate, are we afraid
We're just two lost and lonely people
Scared to be alone again
Aren't we desperate

I know we can make it
Take a good look into my eyes
We'll change the future
For you and I, yeah!

(Solo)

Are we so desperate, are we afraid
We're just two lost and lonely people
scared to be alone again
Are we so desperate, are we afraid


One Night Alone

I'll tell you that I love you, if it makes everything alright
I just wanna hold you, I've got something to prove tonight
I'm tired of the telephone
Can't you give me one night alone?

I'm staring at your picture, I realize what you mean to me
Every single moment is burning deep in my memory
It doesn't matter what they say
Our love's too good to throw it away
All we need is

One night alone, just you and me, won't you give me
One night alone, cause that's all I need
One night alone, you lovin' me

I wanna feel your heartbeat, in the darkness next to mine
I need to feel your heartbeat, to know our love's still alive
The power of your tender touch
You know I've waited long, long enough, for just

One night alone, that's how it should be, all we need is
One night alone, just you and me
One night alone, you lovin' me, can't you give me
One night, one night

This isn't the way two lovers live
This isn't the dream I wanna be livin' in, no no no!

(Solo)

Tired of this telephone
Can't you give me one night alone?

One night alone, just you and me, all we need is
One night alone, that's how it should be
One night alone, you lovin' me, all we need is
One night, one night alone


Hellraisers

Have you heard the word on the street today
We're packin' up and heading your way, your way
Roll out the carpet, and nail it to the ground
Start up the party cause we're comin' round

Pre-chorus :
Step into the fire
We're headed straight for you
We're taking you higher
That's what we're paid to do

Chorus :
Hell raisers, from town to town
Hell raisers, never let you down
Hell raisers, steppin' out
Hell raisers, let there be no doubt

New York to London, Paris to L.A.
Rollin' thunder, the storm is on the way, get ready
Pressure risin', as the lights go down
Grab your seats, we've come to rock this town

(Pre-chorus)

(Chorus)

(Solo)

Have you heard the word on the street today
We're packin' up and heading your way

Hell raisers, from town to town
Hell raisers, never let you down
Hell raisers ...... let there be no doubt


Love Made Me

Our conversation ends too soon
You grab your coat and you leave the room
My heart dissolves on to the floor
Our world divides, we don't talk anymore

An' I still remember when we first met
It was on a night like this
The moon was shining for you and me
I should have known I'd be betrayed by a kiss

Chorus :
Love made me blind to the truth
Love made me crawl, I should've stood up to you
Love made me cry out your name
So what's so good about love when it hurts you this way?

These broken nights and the taste of our tears
They held us captive and chained to our fears
Is this the dream we've been searching for
If this is love, then I don't want any more

(Chorus)

Somewhere in a dream, you were holding me
We both felt the same
But the war resounds, on the battleground
Nothing's gonna change

(Solo)

(Chorus)
(Chorus out, 4th line : Love made me fall)


Waiting

You caught my eye and now I'll never be the same
I'm ready, I'm willin', I'm anxious to know your name
Could you be tempted to give me a chance?
But there's just one thing I need to know : do you love 'em and leave 'em?
When you got them believin' that you'll never go

Chorus :
You, you keep me waiting
Waiting for you
Anticipating, what can I do
You keep me waiting
I never knew that I'd still be waiting

I wish you'd realize, in me you can confide
Ah tell me, please tell me, you wanna know what's really here inside
Is it love there in your eyes, or is it just a lie?

(Chorus)
Waiting for you

(Solo)

I see lyin' in your eyes, and now I realize that

You, you keep me waiting
Waiting for you
Anticipating, think that I'm through
You kept me waiting
I never knew that I'd still be waiting

You, you keep me waiting
Anticipating
You kept me waiting
Waiting for you


Cruisin'

It was earlier tonight
You didn't wanna be alone
So you put on your best jeans
You picked up the phone
Then you called every club you knew
To find out what's goin' on
As you slipped into your car
The feelin' came on strong

You had to go cruisin' (cruisin')
You had to go cruisin' into wild times
Cruisin' (cruisin')
Gonna burn it up to the red line

You drove up in your fancy little car
You started headin' for the door
You've got that feelin' again
That tonight could be so much more
You walked in lookin' for someone
For somethin' to share
When you walked in
I was already there

Cruisin' (cruisin')
Cruisin' into wild times
I was cruisin' (cruisin')
Gonna burn it up to the red line

Can't you go any faster?

(Solo)

I think it's time, yeah
It's time we broke the ice
You know that this sort of thing
You see it rarely happens twice
I wanna rock, I wanna roll
I wanna reach into your soul
Let's push it to the limit
Well help me lose control

Let's go cruisin' (cruisin')
I wanna go cruisin' into wild times
Let's go cruisin' (cruisin')
Gonna burn it up to the red line


Charmed Life

Got an angel on the left hand
and a devil on the right
She's gonna raise a little hell
Up in heaven tonight
She's like a lightning rod
But she never gets burned
She's got to be the centre of attention
And she's never gonna learn

Pre-chorus :
She's drivin' daddy's brand new car
She's usin' mama's master charge
She acts so nonchalant
But the girl gets everything she wants

Chorus :
Livin' a charmed life
Everything's workin' out alright
Livin' a charmed life
(You know) everything's workin' out alright
You know she's livin', lovin', lovin', livin'

Watch her come around at midnight
Flyin' high up in the moon
She don't care about tomorrow
Cause she was born with a silver spoon
Everything she's got
Gets the boys red hot
And she's got to be the centre of attention
Oh, the girl can't stop

(Pre-chorus)

(Chorus)
She lives a charmed life, yes she does

(Solo)

She's got her daddy's brand new car
She's got her mama's master charge
She acts so nonchalant
But the girl gets everything she wants

(Chorus)
She lives a charmed life (x2)


Give It Away

I can tell your love's the kind that'll burn me alive
Cause the way you dance, has set the place on fire
Everybody's watching, you've got 'em mesmerised
You ain't gonna go home alone tonight

All around the world
Lovers have come and gone
All around the world
Whether it's right or wrong

You better get ready, get ready to give it away tonight
You better get ready to give it away

Can't you tell the night is full of mystery
I can see desire burning in your eyes
I know something dangerous is close to me
Someone wild is screaming in the night

All around the world
Lovers are playing games
All around the world
It's driving me insane

You better get ready, get ready to give it away tonight
You better get ready to give it away tonight
You better get ready to give it away

All night, alright, hold tight
Alright, all night, alright

(Solo)

All around the world
Lovers are playing games
All around the world
It's driving me insane

You better get ready, get ready to give it away tonight (x2)
You better get ready to give it away tonight (x2)
Get ready to give it away
Get ready to give it away tonight


Rev It Up

We were just startin' out on a dream
Young enough to believe
Everyone was on our side
and no one would deceive
But sometimes the truth gets served on a knife
You gotta stand up and fight
We turned to each other and kicked it in gear
To earn our rock 'n' roll right

In a world full of heartache
Jealousy wears a friendly face
We can hold on
You can't keep a fast car out of the race

Chorus :
Give it all you got
Rev it up, rev it up
Push it to the top
Rev it up, rev it up
If anyone tries to hold you back
Don't let 'em run you off the track
Give it all you got, rev it up

Burnin' with the hope of the innocent
Ready to own tomorrow
We were gonna set the nights on fire
But doubt pierced like an arrow

When no one's in your corner
Dig down deep and you'll find your pride
Floor it all the way
What's behind the wheel can't be denied

(Chorus)

Every fighter takes a fall
But don't give up tryin'
Sometimes you fly, sometimes you crawl
One step at a time

(Solo)

Hold on tighter
When the ride gets a little rough
Don't give in, don't give up

(Chorus)
Rev it up, rev it up


How Much Love

You're in the corner, turning your back
You're runnin' away again
The more I give you, the less that you take
Tell me, where is it gonna end?

I can see you've felt some pain
I know you've been hurt before
But I swear you won't get hurt, no more
Tell me

Chorus :
How much love is it gonna take
To prove I'm not another heartache
Till you begin to let your heart give in
How much love, is it gonna take?

I'm reachin' for you, gettin' so close
But you're always a step away
I wanna touch you, and give you my love
What is it gonna take?

I can see it in your eyes
That you want to let me in
But you're scared that you'll get hurt, again
Tell me

(Chorus)

I've been searchin' for an answer
Oooh tell me what it's gonna be

(Solo)

(Chorus out)
Ad lib : I can see it in your eyes, come on and let me in, etc


Love is a Killer

Only a fool believes it's better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all
So I don't wanna take that fall
It's a long long long way down

I'm hurt
Love struck me down again
Enticed me in and pulled the pin
Blew my tender heart sky high
Now in my pain I'm asking why
As I'm crying
Should I give it my last try
Or say goodbye

Chorus :
Love is a killer, a homicidal fiend
Love is a killer, it'll be the death of me
I got a target on my back for a cupid dressed in black
Love is a killer
It's killing me

Love
So sweetly beckoning
I've seen your face and called your name
I tasted tears you cried
Lived in shadows in my mind
Frozen here in time
Don't leave me here to die

(Chorus)

(Solo)

You fascinate and yet frustrate
Demand so much of me, yeah
I had enough
It's tearing me up inside
Cross my heart, hope to survive
You got a smoking gun
Well don't shoot me love

No-oh-woah, you're a killer
(cont Chorus)


Not a Minute Too Soon

I was pretending it was easy alone
I built a fortress to keep out the unknown
Surrounded myself with walls of rejection
Trapped in the dungeon for my own protection

Your smile came shinin' through
So pure I knew

Chorus :
Not a minute too soon, your love came through for me
You are the water in my desert
Not a minute too soon, your love got through to me
You rescued me just in the nick of time

Time after time I threw my heart away
My faith was fading fast day after day
I had enough of giving in
I couldn't lay down my pride so love just pushed me aside

Your kisses washed away my thirst
Every touch felt like the first

(Chorus)

In this angry world
I thought loneliness would shelter me
My broken spirit cried in vain
Till you set me free

(Solo)

Your kisses washed away my thirst
Every touch feels just like the first

(Chorus x2) (you are the water, yeah you are the water)
Not a minute too soon, ad lib


Streets in Paradise

Pretty people, pretty cars
Livin' in the lap of luxury
But this precious fantasy
Seems so close when it's so far from me, yeah yeah

Tell me, where to get in line
Show me, how to change my luck this time

Chorus :
People turn their backs on you
On the streets in paradise
When you're not the chosen few
It's hot as hell and cold as ice
Every day's another fight
Livin' on the streets in paradise

All that glitters isn't gold
Promises and dreams can get so old
I know what this game's about
People chew you up and spit you out

I need some kind of a sign
Can't seem to get into this dream of mine

(Chorus)

There ain't no sacrifice
That I won't make, I'll pay the price
Oh no, I won't think twice
Nothing comes cheap in paradise

(Solo)

Tell me, where to get in line
I can't seem to get into this dream of mine

(Chorus x2)


Hard 16

Hard 16!

Daddy didn't care, mama wasn't there
Jenny slammed the door to her heart
Packed a suitcase of anger, no one tried to save her
She headed for the city that shines in the dark

But the lights fade away
When you're young on the streets, without a friend
Jenny learned to survive
Put a price on the nights that never end

She's hard 16
Soft to the touch, but she's seen too much
She's hard 16
Will her soul run dry by 17?

The face of innocence doesn't stand a chance
Between the losers, the takers, the lost
So Jenny never cried, locked her pain inside
She's trapped in a time bomb ready to blow

There will come a day
When the mirror reveals a total stranger
Another lonely runaway
In a living hell

She's turning hard 16
Soft to the touch, but she's seen too much
She's hard 16
Will her soul run dry

Jenny, please come home - please come home
You've got so much to give, so much life to live, so come home

(Solo)

She's hard 16
Soft to the touch, but she's seen too much
She's hard 16
Will her soul run dry - 16!
Hard 16, soft to the touch, but she's seen too much
Hard 16, will her soul run dry
Hard 16, her daddy didn't care, her mama wasn't there
Hard 16, will her soul run dry
Hard 16, soft to the touch, but she's seen too much
Hard 16, will her soul run dry by 17?


Bad Reputation

You're always on the edge, but you can never find a thrill
Fame and fortune's left you hungry still
You win young innocence with sly seduction
Indulgence paves the road to your destruction

What do you believe in
and why do they believe in you?

Chorus :
You got a bad reputation, you're a wild sensation
Your ego's on the front line and your pride's on stage
You got a bad reputation with no hesitation
Will you take the young ones with you on your way down to the grave?

You're walking a thin line, but you take no advice
You got all the answers, you don't need no compromise
You sure convinced us all that you're a world class sinner
You're running in a race, where there's never any winners

What do you believe in
and what do people see in you?

(Chorus)

Ain't nothing new about what you're going through, no
It's the same old theme, of the bad boy scene
You're in control, but your hands aren't on the wheel
I bet we'll see you at the crossroads trying to make a deal
But that ain't no deal, it's a long way down

(Solo)

3rd Chorus (x2), sub :
You got a bad reputation, you got no hesitation
of taking the young ones with you on your way down to the grave


Fallen Hero

They called him crazy on the streets
Young and angry, one bad seed
He wore the colors of his call
He'd be the baddest of them all

Shoot out came down in a police raid
By a Smith & Wesson .38, at 17 he met his fate

Chorus :
Fallen hero, what were you trying to prove?
Fallen hero, all you got was front page news
It's too late, tough break, read your epitaph
Fallen hero, how many others will follow in your path?

He had a lady, she cries alone
It would come to this, she's always known
She remembers how he used to say
There ain't no future anyway

Pre-chorus 2 :
Sirens echo in the night
Now his name is the battle cry, of another boy who lives to die

(Chorus)

And so the story lives on, of how his glory was won
And no lesson ever learned, of the tragedies to come

(Solo)

(Pre-chorus 2)

(Chorus out, ad lib)


Only A Heartbeat Away

The scene is set, we play the parts
Boy meets girl, better shelter our hearts
We trace the steps that a thousand lovers have danced before
Without a sound, we're face to face
And every breath is suspended in space
Every moment we're together just leaves us wanting more

Holding back tonight, afraid of tomorrow
We both know something's got to give
Gotta make it soul to soul
So come a little closer

Chorus :
We're only a heartbeat away
From laying it all on the line
We're only a heartbeat away
It's just a matter of time
So tell me that you need me
and I'll come running baby can't you see
We're only a heartbeat away

It's in the air, it's in our eyes
Burning through every cool disguise
And pretending that we don't care
Pushes us closer to each other's fire

It's too late to break the spell that encircles us
The chains of destiny are strong
Stronger than both of us
Come on let's surrender

(Chorus)

We've been too scared of taking a fall
We're just a heartbeat away from giving our all
It's only love, only love

(Solo)

Holding back tonight, afraid of tomorrow
We both know something's got to give
Gotta make it soul to soul
Come on let's surrender

(Chorus out, slight ad lib)


It Wouldn't Be Love

It would be so easy, it would be so nice
If we could solve all our problems, solve 'em overnight
Everything would be so good, if everything went right

Oh baby you're just living in a fairy tale world
Thinkin' that love don't take a lot of work
You think it's all rainbows and not any rain, but it doesn't work that way

Chorus :
It wouldn't be love, if it didn't hurt a little now baby
And it wouldn't be love, if you didn't have to cry sometimes
I know sometimes it ain't easy and sometimes it gets rough
But if it was any different baby, then it wouldn't be love
It wouldn't be love

So you just wanna walk out, when the times get tough
If all you take are the good times, that's not good enough
Maybe you should come back yeah, when you're all grown up

Oh baby you're just living in a fairy tale world
Thinkin' that love don't take a lot of work
You think it's all rainbows and not any rain, gotta be some rainy days

(Chorus)

Baby you're just living in a fairy tale world
Thinkin' that love don't take a lot of work
If you think it's all rainbows and not any rain, it doesn't work that way

(Solo)
It's a fight sometimes

It would be so easy, it would be so nice
If we could solve all our problems, solve 'em overnight, but...

(Chorus x2)
It wouldn't be love (repeats out)


Wrecking Ball

You don't need a special invitation
to come to the blow-out party of a nation
The big one's been set up for tonight
Wreak a little havoc till the place is a sight

No more reason, to be pleasin'
Rocket blast, rock it down, rock on 10
Tomorrow might never come again

Chorus :
Let's have a wrecking ball
Really tear it up
Let's have a wrecking ball
a little rough and tough
If this is it, last call
Let's raise hell until the walls fall
Let's have a wrecking ball

Abandon all morality
Anything goes, got nothin' to lose but your sanity
The finger's on the button, this is your last ride
It's an "E" ticket with the devil by your side

Missiles burning, sky is turning
Grab it up, rip it hard, take a bite
You might not see the morning light

(Chorus)

(Solo)

(Chorus x4)


Page

This cake is half eaten
I don't remember a bite
My soul is badly beaten
and I can't remember the fight

Crawlin' with an open wound
Wipin' the mud from my eyes
Endless guilt is kickin' me
I'll never be free, 'cuz

Chorus :
I live on a page that I can't read
I live in a cage of confusion
I live on a page that can't be turned
I live in a rage, everlasting
Everlasting

I'm slowly suffocating
Under a blanket of questions
Who am I, do I know me?
Am I a box of suggestions?

Well I don't know how this ends
These days we call life
Is there time to make amends?
Well no one knows, 'cuz

(Chorus)

(Solo)

I've become, I've become delirious, 'cuz

(Chorus)
I live on a page, I live in a cage, I live in a rage x2
Everlasting


Tangerine

Sometimes she slips into a coma
Nothin' there but the whites of her eyes
And sometimes she tries to brush her teeth
She's busy chasin' invisible flies
Well she's a waste of a perfectly good day
And I don't wanna hear
About the little green men in her backyard
And all the shit you can fear

I don't know where she goes, she's staring into space
I thought about it, and I don't get it
How could she forget all she had?

Chorus :
I knew her when she knew the simple truth
And I knew her when she was Tangerine

Some days she wears her junior prom dress
Heads straight for the grocery store
Buys a razor and a bottle of pills
Then can't remember what she got them for
Well she's a waste of a perfectly good time
And I don't wanna hear
About being swallowed by the TV
Or being pulled through a mirror

I don't know where she goes, she's staring at the stars
I thought about it, but I don't get it
How could she forget all she had?

Chorus :
I knew her when she knew the simple truth
And I knew her when she was
someone with something to say
She'd never throw it all away
I knew her when she was Tangerine, Tangerine

(Solo)

I don't know where she goes, she's staring into space
Well how could she forget all she had?

(Chorus as 2nd)


Never Say Never

I can't help but tell you how I'm feeling today
And I know there's a chance it might push you away
Well I'm fighting every urge to give you
Every little piece of myself
I can feel your need
I wanna be your sponge
I wanna kiss you again, but I don't

Chorus :
You said you'd never say never
I know you remember
Now you're saying never
And I'm lost forever

When I'm not in control I just feel like a jerk
You made me lose myself
This doesn't happen to me
This thing is all your fault

(Chorus)

You should not have taken me there
Why'd you do it?
Oh, why'd you do it?
Why?

(Solo)

(Chorus x2)
Never say never, forever


Peace

When all is you then all is good
I reach for tomorrow
While your secrets wander into lies
And all your grace is falling out of sight

Pre-chorus :
I know you know
That when I look at you
I can't save myself

Chorus :
I give you peace and tranquility
You make me doubt your sincerity
But I'll hang around to be your clown
That you can push around
Well I'll be your clown

Eloquence is hard to find
You remain protected
You criticize and apologize endlessly

(Pre-chorus)

(Chorus)
I'll be your clown

(Solo)

(Pre-chorus)

(Chorus)
I'll be your clown
Your clown


Barely Breathin'

I keep reading all that graffiti on your back
You brush over it but the paint begins to blister and crack
Well I can see that she forgot to cross a T, an oversight
Why don't you just tell her to finish what she started
And get it right

My script has a lighter touch
She leaves an impression
And when you find her a bit too much
I'm not your concession

Chorus :
Well there are things you can't undo
Although your conscience needs you to
And if there's decency in you
It's barely breathin'

This is not your typical dysfunctional mess
'cuz not one ounce of guilt is coming over you
You won't confess

But your essence reeks of her
She's in my bed
and your speech is well rehearsed
It's not in my head

(Chorus)
It's barely breathin'

(Solo)

(Chorus x2)
It's barely breathin' x2


Bleed

Why must I be like someone else?
Why can't I just be myself?
If I should change who would it please?
Tell me the truth, is this all there is?
When I die will anybody care?
Well don't tell me how to feel
and don't tell me what's not real
'cuz I am just me

Chorus :
And I'm gonna let myself bleed
So get out of my way
I'm gonna let myself fear, let it live
'cuz this is my pain
'cuz this is my pain

You tell me that I should believe
These things just take some time
Well I believe that you should leave
You just don't understand
Well it sucks to me
I don't need your condescending sympathy
Don't tell me how to feel
and don't tell me what's not real
'cuz I am just me

(Chorus)

You're never gonna get inside of my head
I never really cared about the things that you said
You're never gonna have a place in my world
'cuz you don't get it, you just don't get it, oh no

(Solo)

(Chorus)


Stay

I wanna drive you home
I wanna capture you
the way you capture me, sometimes
And then I wanna drive too fast
'cuz I might as well be dead
And I wish, I wish that you were too
Only sometimes

I try to turn these overwhelming feelings into hate
Every time I draw the line my hand begins to shake
So why do I, why do I stay?

Chorus :
'cuz you are the only face I see, you alone
I don't want you to see that
You are the only air I can breathe, you alone

I talk to myself a lot
Makin' sure I'm still here
You manage to steal every little piece of me, sometimes
I just fall from the sky
into all that is you
Funny thing that I can feel the sting
Before I hit the ground

My anger wants to sing but never seems to find a voice
You seem to have a knack for leavin' me without a choice
So why do I, why do I stay?

(Chorus)

(Solo)

Why do I, why do I stay? x2

(Chorus)
Alone, you alone
You alone

Why do I, why do I stay?


Shut Up

I'd like to hang you from a tree
Then make you watch what you don't wanna see
Find out what's really in your mind
Well are you that twisted and unkind?

Chorus :
Shut up, shut up, words pound my head
Shut up and get off my TV set
Shut up, shut up, why aren't you dead?
Why aren't you hanging from a tree?

I'd like to make you sit and spin
Until the lies eat through your skin
Well there's no compassion in your soul
Remorse is only for yourself

(Chorus)

Little man with big ambition
Arrogant by self admission
I just wish the world could find a way to make you shut up

(Solo)

(Chorus)


Machine

Suckin' up, suckin' up to hypocrites
Sums up my days
Movin' up, backin' up, I'm like a
Monkey in a maze
I think a lot but then I don't remember anything
Nobody hears
And I don't even know how I got here
Here in this gray abyss
Does anybody really have a chance?

Chorus :
Well I am just a volunteer
I am not an entity
It amazes me to tears
Alone in your machine
I'm not some faceless pawn
That you can tread upon (3rd chorus : that you can trample on)
No more tears
Alone in your machine

Cleanin' up, pickin' up your messes
Is how I survive
You pull the lever
to get me started
You keep me running till I don't remember anything
'cuz I'm expendable
I'm sick of livin' like today's tomorrow
And I wanna step outside
Right into never never land

(Chorus)

(Solo)

(Chorus)
And I wanna step outside


Air Balloon

Well he was a bore, and she needed more
And so she took a train to the coast of Maine
And she dove right in
It took a little while to notice that she was gone for good
And now every day he takes some time to play
And he's a better man

Chorus :
I'm floating above in this air balloon
I thought if you came that we could chase the moon
Imagine if you can, if you can
We're floating away, we're floating away

I saw an old man in Texas
He was singing songs out in the street
During the second song he moved his mouth a little wrong
And his teeth fell out
Then he says to me: "Don't you hate it when that happens?"
I said, "I really wouldn't know"
He said, "Sooner or later it all falls apart
And maybe sooner than you think"

(Chorus)

ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, floating away

(Solo)

(Chorus)
In my air balloon x4
We're floating away, we're floating away


Can't Control Myself

I've gotta fill this space inside my head
Where the earth comes creepin' in
So I'll feel no need for the cleansin'
Don't wanna need you running through me again

Retrograde emotion leaves me
One step behind
I think that I
I'd do well in a padded cell
Don't wanna hurt myself but

Chorus :
I can't control myself with you
I can't build a wall high enough to
Keep me from crashing into you
You come to unravel me and leave me, (lifeless)

While idle strays enjoy the feast
I'm looking for deliverance
Is this my own hell or is it yours?
Can angels tell the difference anymore?

Pre-chorus 2 :
I'm chillin' in this hot bed of
Paranoia and fear
I think that I'm dead if I do
And I'm dead if I don't
I wanna kick it but

(Chorus)

(Solo)

(Pre-chorus 2)

(Chorus)
I can't control myself with you
I'm sick of needing only you