Tracks

01. Chinese Democracy
02. Shackler's Revenge
03. Better
04. Street Of Dreams
05. If The World
06. There Was A Time
07. Catcher In The Rye
08. Scraped
09. Riad N' The Bedouins
10. Sorry
11. I.R.S.
12. Madagascar
13. This I Love
14. Prostitute



01. Chinese Democracy

It don't really matter
Gonna find out for yourself
No it don't really matter, uh uh
Gonna leave these thing to
Somebody else

If they were missionaries
Real time visionaries
Sittin' in a Chinese stew
To view my disinfatuation

I know that I'm a classic case
Watch my disenchanted face
Blame it on the Falun Gong
They've seen the end and they can't hold on now

Cause it would take a lot more hate than you
To end the fascination
Even with an iron fist
More than you got to rule the nation
When all I've got is precious time

It don't really matter
Guess I'll keep it to myself
Said it don't really matter
It's time I look around for
Somebody else

Cause it would take a lot more time than you
Have got more masturbation
Even with your iron fist
More than you got to rule the nation
when all we've got is precious time
More than you've got to fool the nation
When all I've got is precious time

It don't really matter
I guess you find out for yourself
No it don't really matter
So you can hear it now from
Somebody else

You think you got it all locked up inside
And if you beat them enough they'll die
It's like a walk in the park from a cell
And now you're keeping your own kind in hell
When your great wall rocks blame yourself
While their arms reach up for your help
And you're out of time


02. Shackler's Revenge

I got a funny feeling
There's something wrong today
I got a funny feeling
And it won't go away

I've got an itchy finger
And there'll be hell to pay
I'm gonna pull the trigger
And blow them all away

Don't ever try to tell me how much you care for me
Don't ever try to tell me how you were there for me

I don't believe there's a reason
I don't believe it
I don't believe there's a reason
I don't believe it

I've got a wicked demon
His hunger never fades
I've got an empty feeling
I won't be home today

Don't ever try to tell me how much you care for me
Don't ever try to tell me how you were there for me

I don't believe there's a reason
I don't believe it
I don't believe there's a reason
I don't believe it
I don't believe there's a reason
I don't believe it
I don't believe there's a reason
I don't believe it

No one is stoppin' you
From doin' what you want to do
No one is stoppin' you now
Stoppin' you now

I don't believe there's a reason
I don't believe it
I don't believe there's a reason
I don't believe it
I don't believe there's a reason
I don't believe it
I don't believe there's a reason
I don't believe it


03. Better

No one ever told me when
I was alone
They just thought I'd know better
Better
Uh, uh

No one ever told me when
I was alone
They just thought I'd know better
Better

The hardest part
This troubled heart
Has never yet been through now
We've healed the scars
That got their start
Inside someone like you now

For had I known
Or I'd been shown
Back when how long you'd take me
To break the charms
That brought me harm
And all but would erase me

I never would
Or thought I could
No matter what you'd pay me
Replay the part
You stole my heart
I should have known you're crazy

If all I knew
Was that with you
I'd want someone to save me
It'd be enough
but just my luck
I fell in love and baby

All that I wanted was

Now I know you better
You know I'd know better
Now I know you better

So bittersweet
This tragedy
Won't ask for absolution
This melody
Inside of me
still searches for solution

A twist of fate
A change of heart
Kills my infatuation,
Of a broken heart
To provides the spark
For my determination

No one ever told me when
I was alone
They just thought
I'd know better
Better, Uh uh

Oh, no one ever told me when
I was alone
They just thought
I'd know better
Better

All that I wanted was
Now I know you better
You know I'd know better
Now I know you better

I never wanted you to be so full of anger (anger)
I never wanted you to be somebody else
I never wanted you to be someone afraid to know themselves
I only wanted you to see things for yourself

All that I wanted was
Now I know you better
Now we all know better
All that I wanted was

Na na na na, na na na na
Na na na na, na na na na

If I were you
I'd manage to
Avoid the invitation
Of promised love
That can't keep up
With your adoration
Just use your head
and in the end
You'll find your inspiration
To choose your steps
I won't regret
This kind of aggravation

No one ever told me when
I was alone
They just thought I'd know better
Better
No one ever told me when
I was alone
They just thought I'd know better
Better


04. Street Of Dreams

All the love in the world couldn't save you
All the innocence inside
You know I tried so hard to make you
I wanna make you change your mind

And it hurts too much to see you
And how you left yourself behind
You know I wouldn't want to be you
Now there's a hell I can't describe

So now I wander through my days
Trying to find my ways
Next to these feelings that I felt
I saved for you and no one else

And though as long as this road seems
I know it's called the street of dreams
But that's not stardust on my feet
It leaves a taste that's bittersweet
That's called the blues

I don't know just what I should do
Everywhere I go I see you
Though it's what you planned, this much is true, ooh
What I thought was beautiful don't live inside of you anymore

I don't know just what I should do
Everywhere I go I see you
Though it's what you planned, this much is true
What I thought was beautiful don't live inside of you anymore

What this means to me
Is more than I know you believe
What I thought of you now
Has cost more than it should for me

What I thought was true before
Were lies I couldn't see
What I thought was beautiful
Is only memories

Ha ha ha ha
What I'd tell you
Oh oh oh
That's what I'd got to

Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Inside of you


05. If The World

If the world would end today
All the dreams we had
would all just drift away, uh
You know there's nothing more to say
if the world would end
and our love slipped away

I never knew the way that you looked at me
would ever mean so much to me
But in my heart I found
the feelings that I've never shown
and now they've
got the best of me

If the world would end today
And all the dreams we've had
would all just drift away
You know there's nothing more to say
If the world end
and our love slipped away

Oh
La la
La la

I never thought all the love I was looking for
Could ever be so close to me
But you're the only one
I have ever loved that has ever loved me
And now you've got the best of me

If the world would end today
And all the dreams we had
Would all just slip away
You now there's nothing more to say

If the world would end today
And all the dreams we had
Would all just drift away
Know there's nothing more to say
If the world would end
And our love slipped away


06. There Was A Time

Broken glass and cigarettes
Writin' on the wall
It was a bargain for the summer
And I thought I had it all
I was the one who gave you everything
The one who took the fall
You were the one who would do anything
The one who can't recall

Where she was while she was sleepin'
In another woman's bed
Or the doctor's or the lawyers
Or a stranger that she met
If there's nothin' I can gain from this
Or anything at all
It'd be the knowledge that ya gave me
When I thought I'd heard it all

It was a long time for you
It was a long time for me
It'd be a long time for anyone
But looks like it's meant to be

Social class and registers
Cocaine in the hall
All the way from California
On the way to your next call
To those non-negotiations
To simulate a cause
All the betterment evils
And your ways around the laws
That keep you locked up sitting pretty
On a pedestal or bed
And now you're sleeping like an angel
Never mind who gave you head
If there's something I can make of this
Or anything at all
It'd be the devil hates a loser
And you thought you had it all

It was a wrong time for you
It was a wrong time for me
It'll be the wrong time for everyone
But looks like I've got to see for myself

If I could go back in time to the place
In my soul, there all alone
Lonely tear drops, ooh
Are calling you
But I don't wanna know it now,
'Cause knowin' you it won't it change a damn thing
But there was a time

Yeah, there was a time
Didn't wanna know it all
Didn't wanna know it all and
I don't wanna know it now

Yeah, there was a time
Didn't wanna know it all
Didn't wanna know it all and
I don't wanna know it now

Oh, I would do anything for you
There was a time
I would do anything for you
Oh, I would do anything for you
there was a time.

There was a time
I would do anything for you
Yeah there was a time
Didn't wanna know it all
Didn't wanna know it all
I don't wanna know it now
Didn't wanna know it all
Didn't wanna know it all
I don't wanna know it now


07. Catcher In The Rye

Ah ah ah

When all is said and done
We're not the only ones
Who look at life this way
That's what the old folks say
But every time I see them
Makes me wish I had a gun
If I thought that I was crazy
Well I guess I'd have more fun
(Guess I'd have more fun)

La na na na

Ooh the Catcher in the Rye again
Ooh won't let ya get away from him
It's just another day like today

You decide
If I don't have to
Then they'll find
And I won't ask you
At anytime
Or long thereafter
If it's cold outside
As I'm imaging
It to be
Oh oh

La na na na

Ooh the Catcher in the Rye again
Ooh won't let ya get away from him
It's just another day like today

When all is said and done
We're not the only ones
Who look at life this way
That's what the young folks say
As if they'd ever change
That's not whom I to say
But every time I see them
Makes me wish I had a gun
If I thought that I was crazy
Well I guess I'd have more fun
It's what used to be it's not there for me
And ought to find someone that belongs insane like I do

Oh no
Not at all (repeat)

On an ordinary day
Not in an ordinary way
All at once this song I heard
No longer would it play for anybody
Or anyone
That needed comfort from somebody
Needed comfort from someone who cared
To be
Not like you
Unlike me
And then the voices went away
From me
Somehow you set the wheels in motion
and haunts our memories
You were the instrument
You were the one
How a body took the body
You gave that boy a gun

Took our innocence
Beyond our stares
Sometimes the thing
We counted on
When no one else was there


08. Scraped

Ay-o
Don't you try to stop us now
Ay-o
I just refuse
Ay-o
Don't you try to stop us now
Ay-o
'Cause I just won't let you

Sometimes I feel like
The world is on top of me
Breaking me down with
An endless monotony

Sometimes I feel like
There's nothing that's stopping me
All things are possible
I am unstoppable

Some may convince you
No one can break through
I'm here to tell you
You're worth more than they tell you

Don't you try to stop us now
Ay-o
I just refuse
Ay-o
Don't you try to stop us now
Ay-o
'Cause I just won't let you

Sometimes I feel like
My life's a catastrophe
Can't understand why
It seems like it has to be

Sometimes I feel like
It's all opened up for me
Nothings impossible
I am inconquerable

No one can make you
Do what they want to
You know you're stronger
Than the lies that they tell you

Don't you try to stop us now
(I'd give anything to know)
Ay-o
I just refuse
Ay-o
Don't you try to stop us now
(I would have never made so far)
Ay-o
'Cause I just won't let you

Believe in yourself

No one can make you
Do what they want to
You know you're stronger
Than the lies that they tell you

Ay-o
Don't you try to stop us now
(I'd give anything to know)
Ay-o
I just refuse
(How you live with yourself)
Ay-o
Don't you try to stop us now
(I would have never made it so far)
Ay-o
'Cause I just won't let you
(All by myself)

Believe in yourself


09. Riad N' The Bedouins

Oh, Oh
Oh, Oh
Oh, Oh
Oh, Oh

Riad and the Bedouins
Had a plan and thought they'd win
But I don't give a fuck 'bout them
'Cause I am crazy

Oh, my salvation,
And all my frustrations
Caught in the lies
No one had wove as well
Somewhere in time
where only I could tell
Oh

Oh, Oh
Oh, Oh

Riad and the Bedouins
And that's a war that you can't win
But I have had enough of them
And who blame me

Sands of time and desert winds
Nomads and Barbarians
I won't bend my will to them
You aggravate me

Oh, my salvation
And all my frustrations
Caught In The Lies
No one had wove as well
Somewhere in time
where only I could tell

Ooh, sweet salvation!
Like all my frustrations
Caught up in lies
No one had wove as well
Somewhere in time
Where only I could tell
Oh

Oh, Oh
Oh, Oh
Oh, Oh
Oh, Oh

Ooh, sweet salvation
And all my frustrations
Caught in the lies
If you had wove so well
Somewhere in time
Then only I could tell
Oh

Oh, Oh
Oh, Oh

Riad and the Bedouins
(Oh, Oh)
Had a plan and thought they'd win
(Oh, Oh)
Riad and the Bedouins
(Oh, Oh)
Crossed the line and lost again
(Oh, Oh)


10. Sorry

You like to hurt me
You know that you do
You like to think in some way
That it's me and not you
(But we know that isn't true)

You like to have me
Jump and be good
But I don't want to do it
You don't know why I won't act
The way you think I should

You thought they'd make me
Behave and submit
What were you thinking
'Cause I don't forget

You don't know why
I won't give in
To hell with the pressure
I'm not caving in
You know that I got
Under your skin
You sold your soul
But I won't let you win

You talk too much
You say I do
Difference is nobody cares about you

You've got all the answers
You know everything
Why nobody asked you
It's a mystery to me

I'm sorry for you
Not sorry for me (not sorry for me)
You don't know who in the hell to
Or not to believe

I'm sorry for you (sorry for you)
Not sorry for me (not sorry for me)
You don't know who you can trust now
Or you should believe
You should believe
You don't know who you can trust now
Or you should believe

You close your eyes
All well and good
I'll kick you ass
Like I said that I would

You tell them stories
They'd rather believe
Use and confuse them
They're numb and naïve
The truth is the truth hurts don't you agree
It's harder to live with the truth about you
Than to live with the lies about me

Nobody owes you
Not one god damn thing
You know where to put your
Just shut up and sing

I'm sorry for you
Not sorry for me
You don't know who in the hell to
Or not to believe
I'm sorry for you
Not sorry for me
You chose to hurt those that love you
And not set them free
Not set them free
You chose to hurt those that love you
And not set them free

You don't need
Anybody else to be
Sorry for you
You've got no heart
You can't see
All that you've done for me
I know the reasons
You tear me apart


11. I.R.S.

Ah, ah
Is it true
What they say of you?

Gonna call the President
Gonna call a Private Eye
Gonna get the IRS
Gonna need the FBI

There's not anymore that I can do

All the reasons that you gave
I'd follow you
So when you lead them in, that'll be the end of time it's true

Wouldn't be the first time I've been wrong
Wouldn't be the last I'm sure, I've known
With all the rumors I could tell
Some things didn't work so well

Well anyway, it feels the same

As when you first told me you were gone,
So long ago but I still held on
Through all the emotions, the love and the sex
And that's the truth, and here's the worst yet

Wouldn't it even mattered the things that I'd say
You've made your mind up and gone anyway
And there's no use now in dragging it on
Should have seen it coming all along

Well it's true...oh
I had,
My doubts of you

Gonna call the President
Gonna call myself a Private Eye
Gonna need the IRS
Gonna get the FBI

Gonna make this a federal case
Gonna wave it right down in your face
Read it baby with your morning news
With a sweet hangover
And the headlines too, now

Oh oh
Oh oh

I bet you think I'm doing this all for my health
I should've looked again babe at somebody else
Feelin' like I've done way more than wrong
Feelin' like I'm livin' inside of this song
Feelin' like I'm just too tired to care
Feelin' like I've done more than my share
Could've been the weight that I carried on
Like a broken record for so long

And I do
Oh, oh,

I'm gonna call the President,
Gonna call a private Eye
Gonna get the IRS,
Gonna need myself the FBI.

Oh, what shall I do,
If I gave my heart to you? Oh
It's such a crime you know it's true

Gonna call the president
Gonna need myself a private eye
Ooh, gonna need the IRS
Gonna get the FBI

Gonna make it a federal case
Gonna wave it right down in your face
Read it baby with your morning news
With the sweet hangover
and the headlines too

There's not anymore that I can do


12. Madagascar

I won't be told anymore
That I've been brought down in this storm
And left so far out from the shore
That I can't find my way back, my way anymore
No, I won't be told anymore
That I've been brought down in this storm
And left so far out from the shore
That I can't find my way back, my way anymore
No I...

Forgive them that tear down my soul
And bless them that they might grow old
And free them so that they may know
That it's never too late
Oh the many times
What seem like a memory
I've searched and found the ways you use to lure me in
I've found the ways, oh why it had to be
Mired in denial, and so afraid

If we ever find it true
That we had the strength to choose
I'm free of all these chains
We held together

"I'm gonna tell you a story"

"Stand Up For Righteousness"

"Eh..What..."

"Stand up for justice"

"Eh..What..."

"Stand up for truth"

"How can any person grow up with all this around them?"

"You gotta call on that something"

"Where does it come from?"

"That can make a way out of no way"

"All this hatred"

"What we've got here is..."

"That power that can make a way out of no way"

"Failure to communicate"

"I tell you I've seen the lightning flash, I've heard the thunder roar"

"Everbody's actin' like we do anything and it don't matter what we do
Maybe we gotta be extra careful, because maybe it matters more than we even know..."

"Sometimes"

"Hatred isn't something you're born with"

"I feel discouraged"

"It gets taught"

"Sometimes I feel discouraged"

"I felt this...Fear!"

"He promised never to leave me, never to leave me alone. No, never alone, no, never alone"

"Let's get somethin' straight alright"

"He promised never to leave me"

"This whole thing is fucked up!"

"Never to leave me alone"

"Well, all men betray, all men lose heart"

"I don't wanna lose heart! I wanna believe!"

"Black men and white men together at the table of brotherhood, I have a dream"

"Free at last, free at last"

"Thank God almighty, we are free at last!"

I won't be told anymore
If we ever find it's true
That I've been brought down in this storm
That we have the strength to choose
And left so far out from the shore, oh
Freed of all the chains
That I can't find my way back
My way anymore
We have together

Oh no, I won't be told anymore
If we ever find it's true
That I've been brought down in this storm
That we have the strength to choose
And left so far out from the shore, oh
Freed of all the chains
That I can't find my way back
My way anymore
We held together


13. This I Love

And now I don't know why
She wouldn't say goodbye
Then it seems that I
Had seen it in her eyes

Though it might not be wise
I still have to try
For all the love I have inside
I can't deny...

I just can't let it die
Cause her heart is just like mine
She holds the pain inside...

So if you ask me why
She wouldn't say goodbye
I know somewhere inside...
There is a special light
Still shining bright
And even on the darkest night
She can't deny

So if she's somewhere near me
I hope to God she hears me
There's no else that could ever make me feel I'm so alive
I hoped she never leave me
Please God you must believe me
I'd search the universe
And find myself within her eyes

No matter how I try
To say it's all a lie
She what's the use of my
Confessions of a crime
Of passion that won't die
In my heart...

So if she's somewhere near me
I hope to God she hears me
There's no else that could ever make me feel I'm so alive
I hoped she never leave me
Please God you must believe me
I'd search the universe
And find myself within her eyes

So if she's somewhere near me
I hope to God she hears me
There's no else that could ever make me feel I'm so alive
I hoped she never leave me
Please God you must believe me
I'd search the universe
And find myself within her eyes

And now I don't know why
She wouldn't say goodbye
It just might be that I had seen it in her eyes
And now it seems that I
Gave up my sense of pride
I'll never say goodbye...


14. Prostitute

Seems like forever and a day

If my intentions are misunderstood
Please be kind
I've done all I should
I won't ask of you
What I would not do
Oh, I saw the damage in you
My fortunate one
The envy of youth

Why would they
Tell me to please those
That laugh in my face
With all of the reasons
They've taught
Fall over themselves
To give way, oh yeah

It's not a question
Whether my heart is true
Streamlined
I had to pull through
Look for a new
Beginning on you
Oh, I got a message for you
Up and away
It's what I gotta do
Give what you have
For what you might lose

What would you say
If I told you that I'm to blame?
And what would you do
if I had to deny your name?
Where would you go if I told you
"I love you"
And then walk away? Oh yeah!
And who should I turn to
If not for the ones
That you would not save? Alright...

I told you when I found you
If there were doubts you
Should be careful and unafraid

Now
They surround you
And all that amounts too
is love that you fed by
perversion and pain

So if my affections
Are misunderstood
And you decide
I'm up
To no good
Don't ask me to
Enjoy them
Just for you

Ask yourself
What I would choose
To prostitute myself
To live with fortune and shame
Oh yeah!
When you should
Have turned to the hearts
Of the ones
That you could not save, oh now!

I told you when I found you
All that amounts too
Is love that you fed by
Perversion and pain