Tracks

01. Black Blade
02. Monsters
03. Divine Wind
04. Deadline
05. The Marshall Plan
06. Hungry Boys
07. Fallen Angel
08. Lips In The Hills
09. Unknown Tongue



01. Black Blade

Lyrics by Eric Bloom, Michael Moorcock, John Trivers
I have this feeling that my luck is none too good
This sword here at my side don't act the way it should
Keeps calling me its master, but I feel like its slave
Hauling me faster and faster to an early, early grave
And it howls, it howls like hell

I'm told it's my duty to fight against the law
That wizardry's my trade and I was born to wade through gore
I just want to be a lover, not a red-eyed screaming ghoul
I wish it'd picked another to be its killing tool

Black blade! Black blade!
Forged a billion years ago
Black blade! Black blade!
Killing so its power can grow

There's death from the beginning to the end of time
And I'm the cosmic champion and I hold a mystic sign
And the whole world's dying and the burdens mine
And the black sword keeps on killing 'til the end of time

Black blade! Black blade!
Bringing chaos to the world we know
Black blade! Black blade!
And its using me to kill my friends
Black blade! Black blade!
Getting stronger so the world will end
Black blade! Black blade!
Forcing my mind to bend and bend

The black blade
Forged a million billion years ago
My cosmic sword goes on for eternity
Carving out destiny
Bringing in the lords of chaos
Bringing up the beasts of Hades
Sucking out the souls of heroes
Laying waste to knights and ladies
My master is my slave
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!


02. Monsters

Lyrics by Albert Bouchard, Caryn Bouchard
Keep going getting higher
New worlds waiting in the sky
To escape the feasting and the hunger
Not the monsters in our minds

We got our hands on this ship
And stowed away into the night
The four of us and Pasha dear
She to steer and we to fight

Federal rules and regulations
No more laughter left on earth
Outer space our one salvation
May god help us in our search

We went so fast that we grew younger
Put this ship on cruise control!
We all did our best with Pasha
But not as good as good ol' Joe

Love never should have entered
It was never in the plan
We were finally going to have her
And let Joe be damned...

Monsters, monsters, monsters in the night
Monsters, monsters, monsters in black and white
Monsters, monsters, monsters out of control
Monsters, monsters, monsters when you're alone
Monsters, monsters, monsters feeding on themselves
Monsters, monsters on the road to hell...

Joe awoke from a stupor
It was clear something was wrong
He rushed in and found us with her
And in his rage he aimed his gun

One shot and it was over
Pasha smiled and then was gone...


03. Divine Wind

Lyrics by Don Roeser
Blood of bat, tail of newt
Wing of metal, gold or steel
Fight of health, flash of pain
Staff of life, or poison rain

If he really thinks we're the devil, then let's send 'em to hell

Fast food, fast cars
Fast women, movie stars
Time of trouble, time of trial
Turn to Memphis, pray awhile

If he really thinks we're the devil, then let's send 'em to hell

Anxious lovers, bums in the street
Jackals in waistcoats, men in sheets
Purple mountains, waves of grain
Grace of God, thy will be done

If he really thinks we're the devil, then let's send 'em to hell
If he really thinks we're the devil, then let's send 'em to hell
(shouted) If he really thinks we're the devil, then let's send 'em to hell


04. Deadline

Lyrics by Roeser
You said you'd be here at a quarter to five
I didn't know if you were dead or alive
How long d'you think that I could sharpen my knife
I've got better things to do with my life

It's almost the deadline
Don't miss the deadline, darling
When all your bad dreams will come true
Don't miss the deadline
It's almost the deadline, darling
I wouldn't want it to happen to you

Bill screamed at him, and he hung up the phone
I wonder if he ever felt more alone
He never finished his coffee that night
The (????) oh! Dave, it was a terrible sight

He missed the deadline
He passed the deadline, darling
And I believe that somehow he knew
He crossed the deadline
He passed the deadline, darling
There wasn't a thing anybody could do

Listen my darling, now, don't play with fire
You find a way to balance hate and desire

It's almost the deadline
Don't miss the deadline darling
Consequences are easily misconstrued
Don't miss the deadline
It's almost the deadline, darling
I couldn't live if it happened to you


05. The Marshall Plan

Lyrics by Blue Öyster Cult
In a dark horse town, in the middle of the west
Where Friday takes so long to arrive
Johnny wakes up dreaming and turns on the radio

The he jumps up playin' his guitar in the mirror
Starts his day with a rock and roll pulse
Tonight's the night that Suzy and he
Are goin' to a rock and roll show

Tonight, I'm gonna see some rock and roll
Yeah, my favorite group is playin'
Tonight, I'm gonna see some rock and roll

Well it's showtime, and he's caught up in the crowd
He hates the crush, but he loves the music loud
He reaches out, but Suzy's disappeared,

Now Johnny's standin' on a corner, after the show
Lookin' for his Suzy dear
But there goes his Suzy in the band's limousine, yeah
Well that's the way it goes at these rock and roll shows

That's the way it goes
It's rock and roll
Well, that's the way it goes
It's rock and roll

Now Suzy's gone, and Johnny hears a thunder
As he rolls another number and he counts
He counts the times he's dreamt himself to be the hero

'Cause then when Suzy (was a bore??)
He's heard about adventure
As he looks into the mirror now he knows
He must be the star and play guitar like thunder
And find Suzy at his rock and roll show


Boy, if I only had a good guitar and a big amp
Boy, it wouldn't be somebody else takin' my girl away
I tell ya, I know what I should do
I'll put an ad in the paper, and get a few other guys
Who wanna play as much as I do
I tell ya, I ain't playin' no surf music
I'm gonna play some heavy music
I'm gonna play bad, I'm gonna play loud
I know just what I want it to sound like
It's gonna sound like, it's gonna sound like -

(...guitar solo...)

This is Don Kirshner
And tonight on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert
A new phenomenon in the music world
With six million albums to his credit in just two short years
My good friend, here's Johnny

Now Johnny became a legend in his time
Found it easier to live in pain
Half-a-hero in a hard-hearted game

Now it's showtime, and he's caught up in the glow
He hates the rush but he needs the music so
Still he reaches out, but Suzy's disappeared
Well that's the way it goes at these rock and roll shows
It's rock and roll

That's the way it goes, it's rock and roll (repeat)


06. Hungry Boys

Lyrics by A. Bouchard, Caryn Bouchard
Sometimes it feels like ya' can't get enough
My buddys and me keep lookin' for the stuff
To make us feel the blood rushin' through our veins
Just to keep on livin', it's bound to be a strain

We're hungry boys (4 times)
Hungry, hungry, hungry, hungry boys

Friday night we take off, headin' for the city
And dance with the lady from the white-snow country
Then she takes us home and we get a little love
That's something, can't get enough of

We're hungry boys (as above)

Now look at Louie, he's really got the need
(Valerie's?) got the needle but she always makes him plead
Louie was a-wonderin', if brought the stuff to town
But the cop's moved in and shut the operation down

That's why we're hungry boys (4 times)
Hungry, hungry, hungry, hungry boys


07. Fallen Angel

Lyrics by Joe Bouchard, Helen Robbins
From the dust arose on high
A thundercloud in a two-lane sky
From the world I did rebel
A Fallen Angel

Highway lust was in my blood
But who could ever take my love?
The crew was cold ????
And the banner fell
A Fallen Angel

A girl so strange, I lost my head
Lost it all, got left for dead
I curse the day now, just a shell
A Fallen Angel

Gonna ride up from hell
I'm the Fallen Angel

When the brink of ruin lies
Upon the world, a judge shall rise
To lead the fall, you'll remember well
A Fallen Angel

Gonna ride up from hell
Gonna ride up from hell
Gonna ride up from hell
I'm the Fallen Angel


08. Lips In The Hills

Lyrics by Roeser, Bloom, Richard Meltzer
I am gripped, by what I cannot tell
Have I slipped or have I merely fell
I've been tricked, my senses telling lies
I've been (stiffened?) by serpent's soundless cries

Up in the hills, an apparition
Filling me with superstition
A fiery night, the night that I saw,
the night that I saw,
the night that I saw,

(Background voices) Lips in the hills, lips in the hills
(Foreground voice) Lips, Lips, Lips Lips in the hills

I'm so lonely, stabbed by beating claws
I've been tripped, I'm crawling on all fours
I've been stripped the insulation's gone
Wish I slept to waken in the morn

Up in the sky, beyond the chasm
My eyes behold, a rare phantasm
The godless night, the night that I saw (repeat as above)

(First verse repeat)

Up in the hills, an appariton
Filling me with superstition
The godless night, the night that I saw (repeat as above 4 times)


09. Unknown Tongue

Lyrics by A. Bouchard, D. Roeser
There was no light, shining through the window
As Margaret lie in bed
She was wearing her cotton pajamas
A crucifix above her head

She awoke from a dream
Her eyes were open
Her lips were moving in the dark

Speak to me in many voices
Make them all sound like one
Let me see your sacred mysteries
Reveal to me the Unknown Tongue

She put her hands upon her breasts
And they were small and hard and young
And everywhere she touched, she felt the fire
Waiting for the answer that must surely come

Is this the way to love?
Or is this just the way to die?

Speak to me in many voices
Make them all sound like one
Let me see your sacred mysteries
Reveal to me the Unknown Tongue

And then she took her father's razor
And watched it cut into her palm
She put her hand up to her mouth
To taste the blood so holy and warm

She got up in the morning
Put on her dress, and patent leather shoes
Ate her cereal, and kissed her mother
And caught the bus, and went to school..

Speak to me in many voices
Make them all sound like one
Let me see your sacred mysteries
Reveal to me the Unknown Tongue

Reveal to me, reveal to me
Reveal to me, reveal to me
Reveal to me! Reveal to me!!
Ah..hahahahahahahahahaha....