Tracks

01. Fire Of Unknown Origin
02. Burnin' For You
03. Veteran Of The Psychic Wars
04. Sole Survivor
05. Heavy Metal: The Black And Silver
06. Vengeance (The Pact)
07. After Dark
08. Joan Crawford
09. Don't Turn Your Back



01. Fire Of Unknown Origin

Lyrics by Joe Bouchard, Patti Smith, Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard, Donald Roeser
Death comes sweeping through the hallway, like a lady's dress
Death comes driving down the highway, in it's Sunday best

A fire of unknown origin took my baby away
A fire of unknown origin took my baby away

Swept to ruin off my wavelength, swallowed her up
Like the ocean in a fire, so thick and gray

A fire of unknown origin took my baby away
A fire of unknown origin took my baby away

Death comes driving - I can't do nothing! Death goes.
There must be something - there must be something that remains
Something... something...

A fire of unknown origin took my baby away
A fire of unknown origin took my baby away


02. Burnin' For You

Lyrics by Roeser, Richard Meltzer
Home in the valley
Home in the city
Home isn't pretty
Ain't no home for me

Home in the darkness
Home on the highway
Home isn't my way
Home will never be

Burn out the day
Burn out the night
I can't see no reason to put up a fight
I'm living for giving the devil his due

And I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning for you
I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning for you

Time is the essence
Time is the season
Time ain't no reason
Got no time to slow

Time everlasting
Time to play besides
Time ain't on my side
Time I'll never know

Burn out the day
Burn out the night
I'm not the one to tell you what's wrong or what's right
I've seen signs of what (freezing their eyes) went through

Well I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning for you
I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning for you

Burn out the day
Burn out the night
I can't see no reason to put up a fight
I'm living for giving the devil his due

And I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning for you
I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning for you


03. Veteran Of The Psychic Wars

Lyrics by Bloom, Michael Moorcock
You see me now a veteran of a thousand psychic wars
I've been living on the edge so long, where the winds of limbo roar
And I'm young enough to look at, and far too old to see
All the scars are on the inside
I'm not sure that there's anything left of me

Don't let these shakes go on, it's time we had a break from it
It's time we had some leave
We've been living in the flames
We've been eating up our brains
Oh please, don't let these shakes go on.

You ask me why I'm weary, why I can't speak to you
You blame me for my silence, say it's time I changed and grew
But the war's still going on, dear, and there's nowhen that I know
And I can't stand forever
I can't say if we're ever gonna be free

Don't let these shakes go on, it's time we had a break from it
It's time we had some leave
We've been living in the flames
We've been eating up our brains
Oh please, don't let these shakes go on.

You see me now a veteran of a thousand psychic wars
My energy is spent at last, and my armor is destroyed
I have used up all my weapons, and I'm helpless and bereaved
Wounds are all I'm made of
Did I hear you say that this is victory?

Don't let these shakes go on, it's time we had a break from it
Send me to the rear
Where the tides of madness swell
And men sliding into hell
Oh please, don't let these shakes go on.


04. Sole Survivor

Lyrics by Bloom, John Trivers, L. Myers
There walked a lonely man,
silent, mute, the only man
not knowing how, not knowing why
was he the sole survivor

why should he be alive,
breathing still while others died
and the only question
why was he the sole survivor

Sole survivor, cursed with second sight
Haunted saviour, cried into the night
Sole survivor, cursed with second sight
Haunted saviour, cried into the night

Wind blew across the sand
He stood alone and he had no plan
And with the last rays of the sun
He screamed aloud, began to run

In his tears he sees his face
I am the end of the human race
When I'm gone there'll be no trace
For I'm the sole survivor

Sole survivor, cursed with second sight
Haunted saviour, cried into the night
Sole survivor, cursed with second sight
Haunted saviour, cried into the night

One night when years had passed
The skies shook from a fiery blast
And there a starship - safe at last!
To come rescue this survivor

They beckoned him inside
but only man, he would not ride
instead he found a place to hide
for he's the sole survivor

Sole survivor, cursed with second sight
Haunted saviour, cried into the night
Sole survivor, cursed with second sight
Haunted saviour, cried into the night


05. Heavy Metal: The Black And Silver

Lyrics by A. Bouchard, Bloom, Sandy Pearlman
It's in the whirlpool, where matter vanishes
Degenerate star, arm of Orion
An iron sun, the forbidden circle
It's a mountain, it's a black horizon

Heavy metal, black and silver
Falling matter of the sun
Folds itself into a place
Where there was never, never one

By starlight, the heaviest horizon
Magnetic mirrors, scattered body slow(?)
A chaos of metal, river of fire
Unlighted crossing(?) (the countless) blue and glows(??)

Heavy metal, black and silver
Falling matter of the sun
Folds itself into a place
Where there was never, never one

Falling matter, from the cross
Freedom that was never lost
Beyond the end, we'll be coming
Beyond time, space and control

Direction - sun light
Creation - done right
Foundation - before the Einstein grips the night
Spans a river - star light
Become tired - damn right
World - I love darkness
Without end - and I love light

Heavy metal, black and silver
Falling matter of the sun
Folds itself into a place
Where there was never, never, never, never one


06. Vengeance (The Pact)

Lyrics by A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard
See them standing in the foothills waiting for the kill
On wings of fear the terror sweeps into the city peace(?)

To defend, this is the pact
But when life's scorned and damage done
To avenge, this is the pact

On wings of vengeance (turnibuns) and left for the aliens (??)

To defend, this is the pact
But when life's scorned and damage done
To avenge, this is the pact

Flying over the oasis she is captured and that boy fell down

Feeling (deee)
>From the (left)
Close my eyes
And I am them
I feel I'm falling down in a deep dark pit

Put him down, the soldiers said
I'll put an arrow in his head
But the bird flew off instead
To save his master on his back she fled

Her time has come

Riding the bird, high in the saddle
She gets a chance to fulfill the pact now
As the leader swoops from the clouds
She sticks him with the sword, then she throws him down

The enemy killed, the land died
The enemy killed, the land died

To defend, this is the pact
But when life's scorned and damage done
To avenge, this is the pact


07. After Dark

Lyrics by Bloom, John Trivers, L. Myers
What's that in the corner?
It's too dark to see.
What's that noise I'm hearing?
Who's that calling me?

Long ago and far away I heard your voice
Once I heard you sing your song I had no choice
Terror took control and told me what to say
And let me loose, I fear I've finally found a way

After dark, I see you
After dark, I feel you
After dark, I want you
After dark, I need you

Of age there is no question
Death's shadow is undone
We only need each other
And shelter from the sun

Long ago and far away I heard your voice
Once I heard you sing your song I had no choice
Terror took control and told me what to say
And let me loose, I fear I've finally found a way

After dark, I need you
After dark, I want you
After dark, I feel you
After dark, I see you

There's no turning back now
My fate is traced in blood
I've tasted true salvation
Your power is my drug

Long ago and far away I heard your voice
Once I heard you sing your song I had no choice
Terror took control and told me what to say
And let me loose, I fear I've finally found a way

After dark, I need you
After dark, I want you
After dark, I feel you
After dark, I see you
After dark, I touch you
After dark, I doooooo
After dark, after dark, after dark


08. Joan Crawford

Lyrics by A. Bouchard, David Roter, Jack Rigg
Junkies down in Brooklyn are going crazy
They're laughing just like hungry dogs in the street
Policemen are hiding behind the skirts of little girls
Their eyes have turned the color of frozen meat

No, no no no, no no no no no no no no,
Joan Crawford has risen from the grave
Joan Crawford has risen from the grave

Catholic schoolgirls have thrown away their mascara
They chain themselves to the axles of big Mack trucks
The sky is filled with hurt and shivering angels
The fat lady lives! Children, start your trucks!

No, no no no, no no no no no no no no,
Joan Crawford has risen from the grave
Joan Crawford has risen from the grave

(Christina... Mother's home!
No, no...
Christina...
No, no - no, no...
Come to Mother...
No, no - no, no, no no no no no no
Christina...)

Joan Crawford has risen from the grave
Joan Crawford has risen from the grave
Joan Crawford has risen from the grave
Joan Crawford has risen from the grave
Joan Crawford has risen from the grave
Joan Crawford has risen from the grave
Joan Crawford has risen from the grave
Joan Crawford has risen


09. Don't Turn Your Back

Lyrics by A. Bouchard, Allen Lanier, Roeser
Don't turn your back, danger surrounds you
Don't turn your back to the dogs who hound you
Don't turn your back, don't show your profile
You'll never know when it's your turn to go

Don't turn your back on intuition
Don't turn your back on superstition
Don't turn your back to your jealous neighbor
He just might blow and spoil the show

Don't turn your back - one chance to save her
Don't turn your back - keep her out of danger
Don't turn your back - she'll return the favor
She wants you so, don't say no

Things are not always what they seem
She won't always say what she means
You'll never know who your friends really are
You'll use that special option in your car

Don't turn your back, danger surrounds you
Don't turn your back to the dogs who hound you
Don't turn your back, don't show your profile
You'll never know when it's your turn to go

Don't turn your back
Don't turn your back
Don't turn your back