Don't Prey For Me (1988)

Do You Wanna Riot

Kick Hard

Big Bad World

Kicking Up Dust

Don't Pray For Me

Radical Your Lover

Broken Wings Of An Angel

Bitter And Twisted

Promises

When I Get Out Of Here

No Solution

She's A Little Angel

Pleasure Pyre


Lyrics

Do You Wanna Riot

If you feel the rot setting in
When the pacifying radio
Starts to wear a little thin
You kids in the school
And you office block cools
Need to try a little sin
Cause we all crave some release
From the terminal effects of the nine till five disease
What you want is a stimuli on which to feed

[Bridge]
Adrenaline kicks through the blood and tears
That keeps us young for a thousand years

[Chorus]
Do you wanna riot
Blow your top
Youíll never keep us quiet
I hold my breath but I know it wonít stop

Youíre the supersonic youth
Energising humanoids fed on rocket fuel
If your tired of the sideshow
Just wanna hear some truth
Then why not crack the mold
Yeah Ė break the day time tediums and slip the reins they hold
Join the hop, donít fight your instincts when they say lose control

[Repeat bridge]
[Repeat chorus]

[Middle 8]
I know it wonít stop
No Ė I know it won't stop
Yeah yeah Ė itís never gonna stop
Oh Ė itís never gonna stop
Yeah yeah- never gonna stop

(repeats to end)


Kick Hard

Wolves at your door, claw at the paint
Pressure thatís on cuts against the grain
And when you start screaming donít coil it there inside
The blunt end of your conscience
Will be sharper than your axe to grind

[Chorus]
You gotta kick
And if they knock you down get right back up and
Kick
Kick for your life
Kick for your love
Just kick
All you needs that little bit of soul
So kick hard baby come on take control

When youíre hounded for an answer
Then told that you are wrong
Youíll be giving up your liberty if you sing their song
So be the hunter and not the hunted
And fight for your beliefs
Saddle up and smash your way through the tangled web we weave

[Repeat chorus]

[Middle 8]
Oh Ė all you gotta do is let no-one put you down
Come on tell me now you needs that?
Oh Ė take a look at yourself and tell me
Do you understand that your life is in your hands

Solo

[Key change chorus]
[Outro]
Kick for your life
Kick for your love
Kick for your life
You gotta kick for your love


Big Bad World

I grew up thinking
That life was free
That is the way
It made a mess out of me
Folks all around told me
I was no good
But when your young
You never do what you should
Thought Iíd seen it all
Now Iíve finally seen the light

[Chorus]
Big bad world
(Iím liviní in a)
Big bad world
(Iím liviní in a)
Big bad world
Iím liviní
Things get harder
Now your fighting for your life

I thought I had such
A beautiful life
Until a man tired to
Skin me alive
He took away, everything I possessed
Now Iím back at the start
Thatís the place I know best
Pleasures never out of reach
You gotta get it in your grasp

[Chorus]

If you want to live
New York, in Paris or Rome
Drink bourbon and soda
In Nice or Cologne
If your tired of existing
Tired of it all
Hold on in the crossfire
And fight till you fall

[Chorus]

If you want to live
New York, in Paris or Rome
Iím living and I gotta keep
Living and I gotta get out of this
Big bad world


Kickiní Up Dust

[Verse 1]
Johnny never cared Ďbout nobody
Cause no-one ever cared bout John
Heís crawled his way this far through life
Heís the original wayward son
He took himself to the wild blue yonder
To see what he could find
Now heís the king of the dusty jungle
And heís got peace of mind

[Verse 2]
Donít need no money in his new world
Heís financially indisposed
Heís spends his life lining rich men's pockets
Making candy for the nose
Tired of watching a TV. tube
Tired of civilised days
So he took his guitar into paradise
Mother natures way..

[Chorus]
Livin it up
Kicking up dust
Making his life his own way
He was
Livin it up
Down in dirt
Heís got enough
Just cutting it rough
Kicking up dust

[Verse 3]
So wild and free in the country
But all John got was rain
And the city looked pretty in the moonlight
And it seemed to call his name
So he brushed the dirt from his blue jeans
Picked himself up off the floor
Thinks heíll leave the treeís to the monkeys
He donít need that anymore

Chorus

Solo

[Middle 8]
Johnny never cared Ďbout nobody
Cause no-one ever cared bout John
Heís crawled his way this far through life
Heís the original wayward son
 

Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah etc.

Chorus

[Outro]
Johnny never cared bout
Nothing at all


Donít Pray For Me

[Verse 1]
Heís finally crawling his way back home
Heís finally stopped being a kid Ė 
And he wonders if anyone remembers his name 
Cause itís been such a long time

The city wonít miss him
Itís too big to care Ė 
Heís left all the laughs and 
The good times he shared
And itís been such a long time

[Bridge 1]
Down in the halls heís
Stayed just the shame
Although heís a King heís
A pawn in this game

[Chorus]
Donít pray for me
But donít let me go
I Have lost all my dreams
And now I am cold to the bone
Donít pray for me
I ainít gonna fall
Tears prove nothing at all
Nothing so, donít pray for me

[Verse 2]
His memories are cloudy
He donít remember all
Seems like a miracle he
Managed at all Ė
And the people they
Pushed him around
Cause he looked like nothing at all

[Bridge 2]
He stills remembers 
The blood stained streets
When as a young kid 
He cried in defeat

[Chorus]

[Middle 8]
He says heís got a lot to be thankful for
In the end heís a number and nothing more
Caught in a world always turning the screw
Thereís nothing here left for you

[Verse 3]
Heís finally crawling his way back home
Heís finally stopped being a kid Ė 
And he wonders if anyone remembers his name 
Cause itís been such a long time

[Bridge 2]

[Chorus] to end


Broken Wings Of An Angel

[Verse 1]
We can sing our lilting ballads
We can neutralise the things
Causing pain and indifference
And all world suffering
But itís another kind of story
When the hammer starts to swing
And we always lose those battles
I hope to God someday weíll win

[Verse 2]
Itís a lonely kind of process
Sitting round in failures chains
But we learn a lot more lesson
From our failures then from our gains
But we arenít weak, I know weíre tough
In our hearts thereís fire burning
And I know beneath the camouflage
Itís happiness weíre yearning

[Bridge 1]
If thereís a God looking down up this crazy world
Heís probably by now stopped really caring

[Chorus]
Oh Ė people be strong
Donít give up the fight now if youíre able
Oh Ė although we try
You canít mend the broken wings of an angel

[Verse 3]
While killers finely craft their plans
Undercover of our laws
So it takes the streets to run with blood
To even out the scores
What can be done we never do
Cause the failures gonna glow
And they cover up the truth for us
Cause itís not the publics right to know
 

[Bridge 2]
If thereís a God looking down up this crazy world
Heís probably by now stopped really caring
Heís watched the evil stir those who would terrorise our minds
Where do they learn to take their poison

Chorus

Solo

[Bridge 3]
Heís watched the evil stir those who would terrorise our minds
Where do they learn to take their poison 


Bitter And Twisted

[Verse 1]
We donít live forever but man we survive
This porno disease keeps our blood level high
Weíd spit it out, but boy it tastes so good
Just like it should (Like it should)
Down on your heads
This kingdom will fall
The weight of depression crushing us all

[Chorus]
Oh Ė bitter and twisted
Oh Ė bitter and twisted

[Verse 2]
Every new potions the same toxic trash
He backstabbing dealers live well on your cash
But this is what the papers like to see
The decaying rock machine (watch it decay)
Down on your heads
This kingdom will fall
The weight of depression crushing us all

Chorus

Bitter and down on your luck
Youíre feeling the strain
Fashions the name of the game
Bitter and twisted
 

Solo

[Verse 3]
When vultures smell money they gather like flies
Business as usual means our sweet demise
Weíre drowning ourselves in the company we keep
Yeah Ė we did our graves real deep


Promises

[Verse]
Always been a lonely boy
Since the day that he was born
Left home with his eyes wide open
And flames burning in  his heart
His mom never slept alone
She gets a new man everyday
Got tried of the same old lies
Itís like a poison when the hurt stagnates

[Bridge]
But we build out hearts out of broken glass
Strip back the flesh and expose

[Chorus]
You give me promises
Heep big promises knocking on my door
You give me promises
Bad vide promises hit me no more

[Verse]
She loves him like a king
Maryís got a real big heart
He says ĎBaby Iíll give you everythingí
She donít feel it when the rotting starts
She canít believe the truth
Watch her plead her pride away
Caught up in this game called life
Sheíll be suspicious till her dying day

Bridge then Chorus

[Middle 8]
We build our hearts out of broken glass
Strip back the flesh and expose
But you canít change a thing no matter who you are
Are we ever, ever, ever, ever gonna learn

Chorus til end


When I Get Out Of Here

Up late, never wait, tired of livin anyway
Move slow, donít you know, everything has gotta go
Every face in the place, taking bribes on my case
Tryiní to make me red with guiltless blood
Sick of the city, sure ainít pretty
All I getís abuse and head full of crime
Vice keeps em working, working til their choking
But I ainít got no time

[Chorus]
When I get out of here
Iím gonna leave all that stuff
When I get out of here Ė woah woah woah
Why get out of here? Ė leave it behind
When I get out of here

Misterman, masterplan, behaving like heís in clan
Heís never met a Negro but he donít like his style
Brains on vacation, just money dictation
Needs a location to rest a while
Feel like a river, blue like the ocean
Gonna rise like a rocket in the astral sky
No need for a sermon, screaming blue murder
So donít waste my time

Chorus
Solo

Unionise, quantise, donít tell me Iím not worldly wise
Quit it big brother, stop picking on me
Hypnotise finalise, keep on telling white lies
Life is full of walls and theyíre closing in on me
Air head, she said, take me to your loving bed
I got the change so I took her all the way
Smoke stack, heart attack, back seat of a Cadillac
Sheís got the pictures and sheís gonna make me pay

Feel like a river, blue like the ocean
Gonna rise like a rocket in the astral sky
No need for a sermon, screaming blue murder
Iím running out of steam so let me fly

Chorus


No Solution

[Verse 1]
They filled his head with modern rules
They were rules he never learned
To a kid from the streets the price of fame
Meant you got your fingers burned
He had a girl that loved too hard
Yeah Ė thought he had it all
He wrapped her up in passionate arms
But he never felt the hammer fall
No he never felt it fall

[Bridge 1]
The sun seemed to shine then
But now itís grey
Heíll cry when the world comes down yeah
But this time he ainít taking the blame

[Verse 2]
Four oíclock in the morning
World hears a cry
A shot rang out to end the pain
Of living on the edge of a knife

[Bridge 2]
His pride and his passion
Will never live again
Just one in a sea of fools
In a world of impossible dreams

[Chorus]
Stemming the flow, putting up his hands
Getting out of this perfect land
Tired of fighting, tired of tears
No solution
Burning up heís done his last
Holding on but heís falling fast
Made his case, but the worldsí the law
No solution
No solution
No solution

Solo

Chorus


Sheís A Little Angel

She walks like a millionaire
The black in her eyes
Picks out the red in her hair
She talks like sheís tired of it all
But in an hour or two
Sheíll be having a ball
Hot legs
Your love potion
Much more than just a crazy notion
If you want more
Try her hot water
Sheíll be leading you on
Like a lamb to the slaughter

[Chorus]
Sheís a little angel
Donít you know that your mine
Just a little angel
Just a little angel

Sheís making movies
Dancing like a queen
She lives like a star
But they donít know where sheís been
Like a freight train
Ride into the night
Sheíll drive the fast lane
If the feelings right
And if you want more
Try her hot water
Sheíll be leading you on
Like a lamb to the slaughter

[Repeat chorus]
[Breakdown]
[Key-change chorus]
[Chorus to end]