Tracks

01. Runaround Man
02. (Teach You How To) Sing The Blues
03. When The Eagle Screams
04. Rock Out
05. One Short Life
06. Buried Alive
07. Back On The Chain
08. English Rose
09. Heroes
10. Time Is Right
11. The Thousand Names Of God



01. Runaround Man

We're out of time, we're out of line,
We're all out here waiting for a crime,
We don't mind, we ain't folled,
We're gonna read you the real bad news,
Fire in the hole, bullets in the sky,
We know something and we can't tell a lie,
Gonna run away, gonna run amok,
Gonna run my mouth 'til I run out of luck.

Alright,
Leave me out, give a dog a bone,
Been a long time since I've been home,
Running over land running over sea,
Get on the dog and talk dirty to me,
Running up a street, running up a hill,
Hotel telephone running up a bill,
Chase my tail, catch me if you can,
Don't wanna mess with the Runaround Man.

We're out of cokes, clean out of smokes,
It's not funny 'cos we run out of jokes,
Going to the movies, babes in the wood,
Gonna get a telescope, look real good,
Gonna run out, rolling like a rock,
Gonna get a girl and she gonna get me off,
Gonna be a man, gonna be a fool,
Gonna be a dog with a mouthful of booze.

Oh yeah,
Gonna be free, run away to the sea,
Gonna be a pirate you'll never find me,
Going over sea, going over land,
Get made up like the Elephant Man,
Stand in line, waiting for a break,
Live in California waiting for a quake,
Chase my tail, catch me if you can,
Don't you mess around with the Runaround Man.

We're in a hole, we're in a fix,
Give the dog a bone and throw me a stick,
Don't be a bitch, singing the blues,
Don't like the shirt and we don't like the shoes,
Gonna walk out, gonna walk away,
Gonna walk the dog honey every other day,
Gonna be strong, stand your ground,
Gonna be funny when they send in the clowns,

Hey hey,
Give me a clue, show me a trick,
Go to Brazil and see what you missed,
Getting too close getting too near,
Don't even know what I'm doing out here,
Going too fast never gonna stop,
Know how to roll and we know how to rock,
Chase my tail do the best you can,
You can't mess with the Runaround Man.


02. (Teach You How To) Sing The Blues

Come down off your high horse,
Who do you think you are,
Just a clown in a one horse town,
In a broke down second-hand car,
Can you still get it up,
Or are we pushing too hard,
If you wanna get your hands on a beautiful girl,
You gotta use a Mastercard.

There's no excuse for bullshit
So don't try to feed me none,
You better shake some action,
Bring it on, bring it on,
You don't like the way we speak,
You don't like it when you lose,
Shouldn't be sad, don't get mad,
Or we gonna teach you how to sing the blues.

Get on your horse and ride,
Where shall we go today,
Let's go to a place I know,
Where the speed freaks babble all day,
Can you still talk dirty,
Or are you gonna be mean,
If you ever speak to a beautiful girl,
She'll laugh you right out of your jeans.

There's no reason we should listen,
Why do you talk so much,
You better bite your finger,
Bring it up, bring it up,
You don't like the way we fight,
You don't have a fucking clue,
You won't be great, but don't be late,
Or we gonna teach you how to sing the blues.

There's nothing out here for you,
Why did you wait so long,
You better shake your moneymaker,

Bring it on, bring it on,
You don't like the way we laugh,
At you and your retro shoes,
Don't be a heel, or an imbecile,
Or we gonna teach you how to sing the blues,
You ain't gonna be no hero,
'Cos you ain't got nothin' to lose,
So move it out and shut your mouth,
Or we gonna teach you how to sing the blues.

Teach you how to sing the blues.


03. When The Eagle Screams

In the heart of battle we were tested,
All of us were in the front line too,
We were in the thick of it,
Soon we were so sick of it,
But we had much more soldiering to do,
I'll tell you what it was that drove us on,
The certainty that we were right,
And the enemy was wrong.

Go up on the mountain,
Speak to gods and men,
See if they can tell you why they died,
Ask them when we stop the greed,
Ask them why we have to bleed,
They will tell you "brother, when the eagle screams we die."

In the heat of battle we were brave,
Mentioned in dispatches that is true,
We were given medals, but now they call us devils,
And now we can't decide between the two,
I'll tell you what it was that changed the rules,
When the High Command was given up,
To businessmen and fools.

Go up to the graveyard,
Tell them what I said,
See if they rest easy where they lie,
Ask them if they found release,
Ask them if they rest in peace,
They will tell you "brother, when the eagle screams you die."

In the heat of battle we were murdered,
We lie forever in a foreign field,
Bodies broken, future lost,
Lives unspoken, what a cost,
Still the young men come with zest and zeal,
I'll tell you why they want to fight and die,
Because the people over them are full of shit and lies.

Go up the battlefield,
Ask them what they want,
Find out how they feel where they lie,
They would like to win the war,
But when they wonder who it's for,
They will tell you "brother, when the eagle screams you die."

When the eagle screams,
When the eagle screams you die,
When the eagle screams you die,
Eagle screams you die.


04. Rock Out

Hear the music coming, loud as you can stand,
You will never be the same again,
Let the beat into you, let it turn you 'round,
Let it be your best friend,
You are the future, it's your time,
You and you and you,
Stay together this is yours and mine,
What we're gonna do.

[1st Chorus:]
Rock out, rock out, rock out,
Let it crush your fear,
Rock out, rock out, rock out,
And you can get it here!

Here comes the bass, thunder in the guts,
Rock 'til you can't stand,
Now the guitar speaks, gonna drive you nuts,
Power under your hand,
You are the people, now you shine,
You and you and you,
Stay together, let me speak the line,
What you gonna do?

[2nd Chorus:]
Rock out, rock out, rock out,
Let it crush your fear,
Rock out, rock out, rock out,
You can get it here

[3rd Chorus:]
Rock out, rock out, with your cock out,
Impress your lady friends,
Rock out, rock out, rock out,
'Til your life is at an end.


05. One Short Life

My mama told me lots of things,
About the life we lead,
Told me it was too easy,
To live a life of greed,
She said you be a good man,
And I'll be proud of you,
'Cos you can't do no better,
If that's all you learn to do.

All we got is one short life,
Far as we can find,
And if you don't know how to live,
The world will be unkind

No, no curse upon my name,
No way I look at a bad guy,
And think that I'm the same,
No I won't be blamed,
I live without dishonour,
I won't have to die ashamed.

Old lady told me plenty,
Told me what to do,
How to act in society,
How to make it through,
She said always mind your manners,
And don't you talk no trash,
And if you hear somebody dissing you,
Go over and kick his ass.

One thing is for certain,
By all we know and love,
If you compromise your integrity,
You should drown in your own blood.

Now even though I'm old and weird,
I remember what she said,
I always knew that she was right,
So I kept it in my head,

I never tried to hurt the world,
Never was drove by greed,
Believe I mostly did my best,
What more do you want from me?

All there is is one short life,
Far as we can find,
And of you don't know how to live,
You're gonna lose your mind,

No no dirt upon my name,
No way I look at a bad guy,
And think I share the blame,
No I'm not the same,
As I live and die, I'm certain I,
Refuse to die ashamed.


06. Buried Alive

Times are hard and times are bad,
Nobody is innocent,
Say just what you want to see,
Tell me who you want to be,
See the only friend you got,
Open throat and money shot.

Gone for day, out for a ride,
Can't stay in here so I'm going outside,
Burned in the sun, soaked to the skin,
Buried alive and it's doing me in.

Time is now and you're the one,
Keep us from our liberty,
In the night we spend our seed,
Listening to women bleed,
See the one you want the most,
Hanging from the whipping post.

Gone for a smoke, out for the day,
Can't stand the pain so I'm going away,
Taken in lust, given in sin,
Buried alive and it's doing me in.

Time to be the man you are,
Nobody is gonna win,
All the time we see the deal,
Devil driver, hell on wheels,
See the world and shoot it dead,
Burn the town and paint it red.


07. Back On The Chain

Don't be bitchin' honey,
'Cos you're holding all the money,
And now we're outlaws, running scared,
And I don't think it's funny,
Keep your fool on the gas now baby,
Don't you let 'em in,
'Cos we just thieves and I don't need,
To be back on that chain again.

Don't you be complaining,
'Cos you're gonna do my brain in,
We just trying to cop a feel,
And I think the cops are gaining,
Got that pedal to the metal baby,
Don't you let 'em win,
'Cos we just thieves, and I don't need,
To be back on that chain again.

Don't shoot me down, I ain't no violent man,
Don't put a .45 in my hand,
I ain't gonna do no time,
I know I've been a fool,
But please don't send me down,
I don't want to spend my life locked up,
Without no women around.

Now we're back on the street,
In love with every whore I meet,
'Cos money walks and money talks,
And I can hardly keep my feet,
Keep lookin' over your shoulder baby,
In case they zero in,
'Cos we just thieves and I don't need,
To be back on that chain again.

Police don't shoot me down,
I don't want to die in the dust,
I can't make the scene where I die like a dog with the crowd looking on disgust,
We're just kids with guns,
American as apple pie,
So don't you put that hurt on me,
I ain't gonna do no time,
We were just running scared,
Everybody but us knew the game,
We never had no reason to kill,
But those people are dead just the same.


08. English Rose

I been waiting for you for hours babe,
And you still ain't here,
Waiting, waiting, hanging on the phone,
It feels like a hundred years.

You always keep me hanging on,
Driving me crazy all the time,
But when it comes down to fooling around,
You're the one that rings my chimes.

C'mon now honey, spend my money,
Take me around the world,
All this time, out of my mind,
A really nasty girl

English rose, a crown of thorns,
I hope you're staying around,
English rose, a long long time,
Before you wear me down

The first time it was amazing,
But the next time's gonna be hell,
I know your Momma thinks you're a sweet young thing,
But she don't know you too well,
Come on now, lover, don't run for cover,
You're the one I deserve,
All this time, way out of line,
A great nasty girl.

English rose, a crown of thorns,
Don't you let me down,
English rose, a long long time,
You should be wearing the crown.

A long time we been lovers,
A long time doing that stuff,
A long time I been waiting here,
But I still ain't had enough,

Come on now woman, hold on I'm coming,
I'm just a bundle of nerves,
Stay right there you ain't going nowhere,
Be my nasty girl,
C'mon now baby, drive me crazy,
Take me round the world,
You're so fine, making time. A real nasty girl.

English rose, a crown of thorns,
You better stick around,
English rose, a long long time,
You'll never wear me down,
English rose, English rose, growing wild,
I like to keep you unwound,
English rose gonna be a long time,
Before you wear me down.


09. Heroes

Look over on your left,
Look over on the right,
There's nothing you can see out there,
But this ain't no fair fight,
A lot of people dying, men driven raving mad,
They scream out there for hours,
And it makes you feel really bad,

(Heroes)
Nobody wants to be here,
Nobody wants to fall

(Fools)
But no-one walks away from here,
Backs to the wall.

Stand your ground and fight,
You know that our cause is right,
We are the ones, whose hope has gone,
Hold and stand fast,
Stand and do your best,
Stand and face your test,
Until you fall, you must obey the call,
For we are the last.

Do you understand how you became a fighting man,
You must be hard as nails,
And kill with sword and hand,
You march on our command,
You fight until the death,
You fight 'til life runs out of you,
And you draw your final breath,

(Heroes)
We must hold them on the line,
They must not advance,

(Fools)
So if you would be legends, boys,
This is your chance.

Stand your ground and fight,
You know that our cause is right,
We are the ones, whose hope has gone,
Hold and stand fast,
Stand and do your best,
Stand and face your test,
Until you fall, you must obey the call,
For we are the last.

One day men will look back here,
To see the bloody day,
When we stood at the edge and fought,
And no-one ran away,
The story will get bigger,
As it's handed down the years,
And so pass into legend,
To tell what happened here,

(Heroes)
We know we can't win here,
But we must not run,

(Fools)
Now get yourselves ready,
For the last attack comes.

Stand your ground and fight,
You know that our cause is right,
We are the ones, whose hope has gone,
Hold and stand fast,
Stand and do your best,
Stand and face your test,
Until you fall, you must obey the call,
For we are the last.


10. Time Is Right

You better stand right there,
Get a clue and be aware,
You're just an inch or so from your immortality,
Don't you get the meaning,
You might be rich but that don't mean a thing to me,
Go ahead and laugh so many have before,
But now they're not laughing anymore.

This is our time, we have you now,
You are our great delight,
Scream to your God, who never hears a thing,
He's not with you now,
The time is right, the time is right.

You better keep quite still,
Get a drink and take your pill,
You're just a mile or so,
From the dreaded anging tree,
Don't you understand,
Now you're in our hands,
You might be innocent,
But I tend to disagree,
Go on and smile, many smiled in here,
But not for long, the story always ends in tears.

This is our time, we are in luck,
You're going to see the light,
Scream to your God, who doesn't even care,
He is not here now,
The time is right, the time is right.

You'd better bite your lip,
Get a focus, get a grip,
You're just a step or so from the endliss yawning pit,
Don't you recognize,
The lust for torture in our eyes,
You think that I don't know you,
But I see through your disguise,
Go ahead and plead, begging is so nice,
But then I'm deaf, I just like to watch your eyes.

Surrounded by foes, faces all grim,
You'll lose the will to fight,
Scream to your God,
Who laugh at your pain,
He is not here now,
Do you recall, how you felt then,
Bach when your world was bright,
Scream to your God, who left you here with us,
Guilty as charged,
The time is right, the time is right.


11. The Thousand Names Of God

Walking forever is a long long time,
Destiny is just the same old line,
The war has come and we have let it come,
The war for the blood of the chosen one,

All you see is illusion,
And all you feel is mute confusion,

The war is never over,

No-one ever sees the black machine,
You'll never fill my shoes,
Out on the killing floor the eagle screams,
Bad man luck and bad man dreams.

No you cannot kill the time,
You will not have to choose,
And then you'll have to pay your dues,
You don't care about the pain,
You will survive the day,
And speak the thousand names of God.

Outside the law is such a lonely place,
Running and hiding trying to change your face,
The war is come and we don't understand,
The war for the world and the future man,

All of your days are dying,
All of the doomsday birds are flying,

The war is never over,

Nobody ever wants to hear the truth,
To much like talking blame,
The way we are we are the living proof,
Bad news boogie and sunk in shame.

No you cannot kill the time,
You will not have to choose,
And then you'll have to pay your dues,
You don't care about the pain,
You will survive the day,
And speak the thousand names of God.

Under the world is only dead and cold,
And you still think that you can save your soul,
The war is come and we have washed our hands,
Bathed in the blood of the fighting man,

All of your hearts are broken,
And all the magic words are spoken,

The war is never over,

You'll never walk out of this poison ground,
You'll never be the one,
Your head will never get to wear the crown,
No luck left when hope is gone.

No you cannot kill the time,
You will not have to choose,
And then you'll have to pay your dues,
You don't care about the pain,
You will survive the day,
And speak the thousand names of God.