Tracks

01. A Self-Made Man
02. Venus
03. Pushed To The Limit
04. Stopped By A Bullet (Of Love)
05. Darker Days
06. Running On Empty
07. Knock, Knock
08. Dreaming Of Summer



01. A Self-Made Man

Lyrics by Mogg, Schenker
From liner notes
I've worked so hard, like Hyde on the chaos theory
I've found my madness quite complete
No sign of light or love divine intervention
While I was scoring on your street

I am the demon of your darkest thoughts
Wired to self destruct
A greedy, nasty, selfish little man
Who could never have or get too much

(1)
But if the very thought makes you shiver
I am just one of the many lost
And I will change the course of the river
And never stop to count the cost

(2)
But everythings light on a Sunday
The choir singing all in tune
But such a small congregation
Will someone send up the balloon

(3)
Oh I'm a self made man
The fruits of yes you can
Oh I'm a self made man
And I'll take what I can

Out of the darkness and into the light
See the army grow and grow
And like a storm, a reign of terror
This ill wind will blow and blow

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I'll take great pride and pleasure in your misery
And delight in your living hell
There's no known act of human kindnes left
My very mother I would sell

I'm not uncouthed, but educated
Now isn't that a scary thing
And elected to a place of power
Your slavery will be my sting

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Repeat (2)

Repeat (3) twice


02. Venus

Lyrics by Mogg, Schenker
Tell me now and I'll understand
Does Venus hold you in the palm of her hand
Has her blackness touched your very heart
She'll smile sweetly as your world falls apart

(1)
And I just can't quit it babe
I just can't stand the pain
And I just can't quit it babe
I keep running back again

Little by little piece by piece
Your defenses have all slipped away
And real beauty's such an elusive thing
Somewhere down the line you'll have to pay

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Oh no, its such a cold, cold feeling
Cuts your body to the bone
Oh no, its a strange, strange feeling
Loves been abandoned and I'm so alone

And everyday I see my flame growing dimmer
I've nothing left but this very life to save
And evry night I feel that I'm a winner
She's taking me down to the grave

And everyday I see my flame growing dimmer
I can't seem to chase the ghosts away
And every night I get too high, I'm a winner
I've nothing left but to pray

And every night she makes me feel like a winner
And every night she makes me think I'm a winner

Venus smiles and encircles me
And wraps me in a soft princely gown
Waves of darkness rise like the sea
In her addiction I will drown


03. Pushed To The Limit

Lyrics by Mogg, Schenker
Put your feet up maybe let the world pass by
Keep off the street, go away and wait to die
What you don't see is what life means to me
My woman says it ain't right
For a man my age to fight
She don't get it
She ain't in it
I'm pushed to the limit

Two clean shirts, I'm puffing on an old cigar
I still love women, sex and fancy cars
What you don't conceive is just what I believe
My doctor says it ain't right
For a man my age to fight
He don't get it
he ain't in it
I'm pushed to the limit

Is it nice and cozy, sitting there in your evening chair
Is your paper pressed like your string vest
It's enough to make you rip out your hair

Relations sit and wring their hands
How long will I survive
Here's the cherry, there's more spunk left
Kiss my arse, I'm still alive

You keep it nice and quiet boy, but please don't pacify me
I'm just not ready for the shade of an old oak tree
What you don't see is what life means to me
And my dad's an angry man, sometimes like Desperate Dan
And he gets it
And he's in it
He's pushed to the limit

My doctor says it ain't right
For a man my age to fight
He says put out the light
He don't get it
He ain't in it
I'm pushed to the limit


04. Stopped By A Bullet (Of Love)

Lyrics by Mogg, Schenker
Love and the stranger
So very far from home
A kid was playing Little Wing
I sat drinking on my own

Love and danger
Oh, they walk hand in hand
Said she was an actress
Thought I was in a band

Stopped by a bullet
She's a pinball rolling round my head
She turned on a dime
Left me for dead
I found love for the very first time

Hey Arizona, I can feel your heat
And I never, loved a tattoo
The way that I love you

Hey Arizona, in the coolest, desert wind
Willie's singing "Whiskey River"
I let love walk in

(1)
Stopped by a bullet
She's a pinball rolling round my head
She turned on a dime
Left me for dead
I found love for the very first time
Loved for the very first time
I found love for the very first time
Love for the very first time

Hey little Joe
Is that your working name
Are you hiding something
Or is the truth a darker stain

Hey little Joe
I'm not another fan
The chorus line's a pickup
And I'm a one night stand

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05. Darker Days

Lyrics by Mogg, Schenker
Take me to the highway
Take me to heaven
I can feel Jesus, right in my bones

Looking for a high class up-market doorway
With no connections, no telephones

And I don't care what it's all about
I don't need to know

Walking on water
Walking on the mountain
I've got no whiskey running through my veins

They take me to the justice
And I wave old glory
There's no sentence for all these pains
Cause I don't care what it's all about
I don't need to know

(1)
Darker days surround me now I'm older
Longer nights freeze me it seems colder
Darker days they will take me under now
So help me please

Take me to the river, cleanse me with water
Because the good Lord has baptized me
I can't live like you good people
I'll bare my soul for the world to see

I don't care what it's all about
I don't need to know

Darker days surround me now I'm older
Longer nights freeze me it seems colder
Darker days they will take me under now

I don't think so
I don't know so
I keep falling down like little drops of rain
I don't know you
Tell me what's true
What is real, and what it is you call insane

Take me to the highway
Take me to heaven
I can feel Jesus, right in my bones
Looking for a high class up-market doorway
With no connections, no telephones

And I don't care what it's all about
I don't need to know

Repeat (1)

Oh yeah
Gotta help me please


06. Running On Empty

Lyrics by Mogg, Schenker
(1)
I'm running on empty
Feel I'm running dry
I don't have a love life
It'll make a grown man cry

(2)
I got an old lady
But we don't touch
I'm looking for some magic
Is that asking too much

(3)
White sails and song birds, warm candle light
I don't want Disney, I wanna rock all right

Call me a cynic
You can call me a fool
But I want my life back
I wanna jump in the pool

I need to tango
I got to rock
I wanna little couch dancer
Who can stop my clock

Boxes of chocolate and cold ice cream
It's too much cinamon
it's enough to make you scream

No more pretty words, I've run out of track
No more bland monotony, I'm not going back
A married life can bury you, it's like a disease
I've seen hard men crying and brave men on their knees

Going back to my roots now
To what I know best
Well I need my cherry
And her treasure chest
I got me a dancer
From a personal ad
She do the Watusi
Come on you color me bad

Ferris wheels and beaches, walks along the sand
Please no candy kisses, just pump me a rocking band

All those pretty words, I've run out of track
All that bland monotony, I'm not going back
A married life can bury you, it's like a disease
I've seen hard men crying, brave men on their knees

Brave men begging please

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Repeat (2)

Repeat (3)


07. Knock, Knock

Lyrics by Mogg, Pete Way
From liner notes
The tide crashed on the shore
As he held her in his arms
They swore their love would stay forever more
And never slip away

From this moment on
As they made their wedding vows
He knew how life would change, oh
Love was blind for now

Hey, but knock, knock, knock
Put the chain on the door
She's back again and now she wants more
Knock, knock, knock
The thief's back to steal
The shirt off my back, my next meal

I'm not living anymore
I'm just breathing day to day
Everything I had has gone, she has taken it away
Heaven's door has opened and looked me in the eye
And there is no Mt. Olympus, just before you die

(1)
Knock, knock, knock
She's got the house and the car
The only thing left is my old guitar
Knock, knock, knock
Her foot's in the door
The shirt's off my back, now she wants more

And tonight on T.V. well they show a happy pair
I almost wept with laughter
As some fool caught the bouquet the bride threw in the air

(instrumental)

At the final curtain call, in the neon light display
I see all the ugly scars that illuminate my day
And hail the promised land, it's upped and gone to bed
Bleeding hearts and mothers weeping
Sometimes I wish her dead

Repeat (1)

Hey, but knock, knock, knock
Put the chain on the door
She's back again and now she wants more
Knock, knock, knock
The thief's back to steal
The shirt off my back, stays in my next meal


08. Dreaming Of Summer

Lyrics by Mogg, Schenker
(1)
Woke up on a Manchester morning
No sun up on the sky
Caught the train down to London
So broke I could make you cry

When you get right down to it
There's really nothing in it

I got a copy of the evening paper
If there's a job I will apply
The DHS says it's now or never
This is a case of do or die

When it comes right down to it
I've got to struggle through it

(2)
Put the lights way down low
Come closer
Tell me heroes don't fade away, they're forever
Just a little bit of something
Just a little bit of real
Tell me heroes don't fade away, become a memory
So come on darling now
I still need to know
Are we gonna fade away or stay forever

Took a walk down to Soho
I've got T.V. on my mind
It says these days you have it easy
Oh Lord, I must be blind
When it comes right down to it
I can see right on through it

I really love my old lady
Much more grief she can't take
Wish I could take her somewhere fancy
I still need that lucky break

When it comes right down to it
There's really nothing in it

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And I'm dreaming of summer
Of just me and you now

But a love with no money
How long will it ring true

One big city smells like another
I get lost in this maze
When I get home should I lie
The bottle's gone I'm in a daze

When it comes right down to it
I've got to struggle through it

Things look bleak out of this window
Sometimes I wanna run away
And the light fades down this tunnel
It merges into another day

Repeat (1)