Tracks

01. Earth Rocker
02. Crucial Velocity
03. Mr. Freedom
04. D.C. Sound Attack!
05. Unto The Breach
06. Gone Cold
07. The Face
08. Book, Saddle, And Go
09. Cyborg Bette
10. Oh, Isabella
11. The Wolf Man Kindly Requests...



01. Earth Rocker

What's this about limits?
Sorry, I don't know none.
What's this about some DB limit?
Sorry, I can't hear none.

You can take a little cruise down the river of booze,
Act all poor and defeated.
Shout to the mountain some boo-hoo blues,
But I'll stand here and repeat it:

I'm an earth rocker!
Everybody hear me now.
I'm an earth rocker!
Everybody get the message?

If you're gonna do it,
Do it live on stage, or don't do it at all.
If you're gonna do it,
You better take it to the stage, or don't do it at all.

I will suffer no evil.
My guitar will guide me through.
I will suffer no evil,
And this time, I want to hear it from you.

I'm an earth rocker!
Everybody hear me now.
I'm an earth rocker!
Everybody get the message?

Break it down
To brass tacks
Break it down
To just the facts

I don't need your sticky laminate
I don't need your VIP
I don't need your validation
'Cause I wear mine on my sleeve

So don't look to me for answers
'Cause I don't got-a-one
I just came to have a good time
And I'm gonna have one

Yes, I've lost many battles
And even more days
But if I had to do it over
I'd do it just the same

'Cause I'm an earth rocker!
Everybody hear me now
I'm an earth rocker!
Everybody get the message?

I'm an earth rocker!
Understand?
I'm an earth rocker!
Everybody get the message?


02. Crucial Velocity

Peace keeping agents from several futures
they got a warrant out, some judge's letter
What it is I'm going to do, I haven't done
They got their probabilities, but I got somethin' much better

My Rocket 88, fastest in the land
Crucial, crucial, velocity
My Rocket 88, fastest in the land
Crucial, crucial, velocity

People keep sayin' you got to quit all your lyin'
but cheatin' and lyin' people is all I've ever known
People keep tellin' me this and that and this and that
'cause this and thattin' people is all they've ever known

Does it really matter how it all started
does it really matter how it's gonna end?
Reality is gettin' too damn unpredictable
unpredictable times call for the reliable friend

My Rocket 88, fastest in the land
Crucial, crucial, velocity
My Rocket 88, fastest in the land
Crucial, crucial, velocity

Everybody, everybody keeps tellin' me
"Neil, you got to quit your low down ways"
So I ask them if they have the solution
and they just shake their heads and slowly walk away

My Rocket 88, fastest in the land
Crucial, crucial, velocity
My Rocket 88, fastest in the land
Crucial, crucial, velocity

My Rocket 88, fastest in the land
Crucial, crucial, velocity
My Rocket 88, fastest in the land
Crucial, crucial, velocity


03. Mr. Freedom

Phantoms of the second civil war
You gather them around
And every time you open up your mouth,
A loud of horseshit comes flying right back out
Flying right back out

Mr. Freedom big time talker, oh but thank you very much but no
Mr. Freedom big time talker, oh but thank you very much but no

Serious business on your lapel
Let the people, know how you feel
And every bumper sticker on the back of your car
Makes you feel a little more real,
A little more real

Mr. Freedom big time talker, oh but thank you very much but no
Mr. Freedom big time talker, oh but thank you BUT NO!

I bet you would like nothing better
Than for the shit to hit the fan
And from the safety of your arm chair,
Probably there just glad that no one else but you can possibly understand

Mr. Freedom big time talker, oh but thank you very much but no
Mr. Freedom big time talker, oh but thank you very much but no

Thanks for thinking of you

Mr. Freedom big time talker, oh but thank you very much but no
Mr. Freedom big time talker, oh but thank you very much but no

That's mighty kind of you

Mr. Freedom big time talker, oh but thank you very much…but no


04. D.C. Sound Attack!

The optics of it are not important
The public don't give a damn
I see you're in need of consultation now
Everybody needs a sinister hand

Naturally no sympathizer
I'm a war monger, baby
Gonna industrialize ya
Trouble I love
Peace I do despise
I'm a war monger, baby
I got blood in my eyes and I'm looking at you!

No, no, no, I've never worn no uniform
Except for the ballroom blitz
There's no need for conversation here
I prefer the dimmest intelligence

Naturally no sympathizer
I'm a war monger, baby
Gonna industrialize ya
Trouble I love
Peace I do despise
You're a war monger, baby
And you know you can't deny

Hell hounds on your trail
What a pity
But that's the price you pay
Shaking hands in Necro-city

Hell hounds on your trail
What a pity
But that's the price you pay
Shaking hands in Necro-city

D.C. Sound Attack!
Let the rhythm hit 'em!
D.C. Sound Attack!
Drop the bomb! Look out!

I'm not one for sporting laurels
I find honor rather trite
Never let a sense of morals
Prevent me from doing what is right

Naturally no sympathizer
I'm a war monger, baby
Gonna industrialize ya
Trouble I love
Peace I do despise
You're a war monger, baby
And you know you can't deny

Hell hounds on your trail
What a pity
But that's the price you pay
Shaking hands in Necro-city

Hell hounds on your trail
What a pity
But that's the price you pay
Shaking hands in Necro-city

Hell hounds on your trail
What a pity
But that's the price you pay
Shaking hands in Necro-city


05. Unto The Breach

The burden of a time lord is there's never any time
Too much of eternity and nowhere to unwind
Hobgoblins and morrismen fighting in the streets
Hot continuum breakdown give them lightning!

Waiting on the corner for the Swiss guard to arrive...to arrive
And when they do we'll battle them and rattle them
Halberd versus mind versus mind
Once more unto the breach!

Like the Gutenberg Bible, we're the moveable type
Very transient, very influential
Like the large hadron collider, the more you see the less you understand
The atmosphere's getting volatile

Waiting on the corner for the Swiss guard to arrive...to arrive
And when they do we'll battle them and rattle them
Halberd versus mind versus mind
Once more unto the breach!

Dalek goon squad. Black shirt master
Hit 'em where it hurts
Full on psychic blaster. Plague doctors and subhumans
Can you feel the heat?
The atmosphere's getting hectic
The atmosphere's getting volatile

Waiting on the corner for the Swiss guard to arrive...to arrive
And when they do we'll battle them and rattle them
Halberd versus mind versus mind
Once more unto the breach!
Once more unto the breach!
Once more unto the breach!


06. Gone Cold

Swan boats in daisy chains
Can't seem to recall
My true given name
I see my footprints
How they come, how they go
Was that yesterday?
Or only a moment ago?

My heart has gone
I've gone cold
My heart has gone
I've gone cold

The past gives way
To a cold winter field
With ground below
Hard as steel
Beyond the hill
A distant song
But that hill
Keeps going on and on

My heart has gone
I've gone cold
My heart has gone
I've gone cold

Swan boats in daisy chains
Can't seem to recall
Any given name
I see the footprints
How they come, how they go
Was that only a moment?
Or many years ago?

My heart has gone
I've gone cold
My heart has gone
I've gone cold


07. The Face

They arrive on a sunny day
Offering the residents a better way
Before you know it you're in line
And chanting refrain
They reel you in and then they drown you out

First they tell ya
You're gonna lose your soul
And then they tell ya
Find another home
And then you take a good look around
And they stole your rock and roll
And once it's gone you'll never get it back

One thousand Les Pauls
Burning in a field
What rabid religion
Poisons their minds?
One thousand Jazzmasters
Thrown into the sea
What measure of madness
Governs their time?
Alright

In the beginning
There was void
The hand woke up
Then there was noise
Fire and water
Heaven and stone
Radio kings
Hammer and throne

One thousand Les Pauls
Smoulder in a field
What measure of madness
Fastens their hearts?
One thousand Jazzmasters
Sunk down to the bottom of the sea
What rabid religion
Drives them apart?

In the beginning
There was void
The face woke up
Then there was noise
Fire and water
Heaven and stone
Radio kings
Hammer and throne

Uncounted Les Pauls
Are sainted to the sky
Where there was darkness
Now only light
Uncounted Jazzmasters
Rising up from the bottom of the sea
The wicked are nought
The righteous are free

Uncounted Les Pauls
Explode and take flight
Where there was darkness
Now only light
Uncounted Jazzmasters
Are rocking from the bottom of the sea
The wicked are nought
The righteous are free


08. Book, Saddle, And Go

I may not got a lot of money
But I got self-esteem
And in the golden age of travel
That's really all you need
I know I'm ugly, honey
But look where I'm coming from
I got a pony down state
And that pony born to run

Book, saddle and go,
Hey, that's the name of the game
Book, saddle and go
Canned heat, that's the name of the game

They call me the robber,
Highwayman
Don't wanna hurt nobody
Just doing what I can
The galley after hours
Man the captain just won't listen
"If you don't turn this boat around,
I'm gonna kick the damn doors in"

Book, saddle and go,
Hey, that's the name of the game
Book, saddle and go
Canned heat, that's the name of the game

Pinkerton man, murdering bastard
I'm gonna get even, get even with you
Get even with you

Pinkerton man, murdering bastard
I'm gonna get even, get even with you
Get even with you

You can take that my violin
And play it all you please
For at this time tomorrow
Well it'll be of no use to me
I know they're gonna hang me
Tomorrow I'll be dead
Though I never even harmed a hair
On anybody's head.

Book, saddle and go,
Hey, that's the name of the game
Book, saddle and go
Canned heat, that's the name of the game

Pinkerton man, murdering bastard
I'm gonna get even, get even with you
Get even with you

Pinkerton man, you murdering bastard
I'm gonna get even, get even with you
Get even with you

Pinkerton man, murdering bastard
I'm gonna get even, get even with you
Get even with you


09. Cyborg Bette

Cyborg Bette
You're as cold
You're as cold as ice
Cyborg Bette
You never treat me
You never treat me right

Superior programming
Superior hardware
Superior firepower
Superior hardware

I remember
When you told me
That you were built for me
And I remember
When you told me
You would never leave

Superior programming
Superior hardware
Superior firepower
Superior hardware

Why you gotta run so hot?
Why you gotta run so hot?
Why you got to run so hot?

You come home
Speaking
Speaking mean and rude
You come home
Reeking
Reeking mean of crude

And I know that
Things ain't
What they used to be
When I ask you
For water
You give me gasoline

Why you gotta run so hot?
Why you gotta run so hot?
Why you got to run so hot?

The very rarest
Of our enemies
Style and grace
Style and grace
Altogether
Our vesuvian
Style and grace
Style and grace

Cyborg Bette
You done me
Wrong for the last time
I got a new girl
The latest model
And she's mine oh mine

Superior programming
Superior hardware
Superior firepower
Superior hardware

Why you gotta run so hot?
Why you gotta run so hot?
Why you got to run so hot?

Style and grace
Style and grace


10. Oh, Isabella

Ratted out in hades
Forced to return
To rockville
With nothing but a rucksack
Hard lesson learned

Foul council of leeches
Want silence and bet 'em
Take rebute
And a dagger to the bite
Then suck out the venom

Oh Isabella
Your ship's run aground
Kneel at the sword
Scream at the clouds
Oh Isabella
There's smoke on the wind
Jaguar in fever
Have taken your men

Running on the tightrobe
Woven by spider
While the canyon
Teeming with shoppers
Grows wider and wider
What demon's possessing
The clock and the compass
Surrender
Run headlong to the void
The reptile's among us

Oh Isabella
Your ship's run aground
Kneel at the sword
Scream at the clouds
Oh Isabella
There's smoke on the wind
Jaguar in fever
Have taken your men

Chained to the ox cart
With a chest full of arrows
The villages
Are burning with cedar
By bag and by barrow

Scrub brush from the wasteland
Snake in a tree
Remember
When they throw the torches in
Breathe, breathe, breathe

Oh Isabella
Your ship's run aground
Kneel at the sword
Scream at the clouds
Oh Isabella
There's smoke on the wind
Jaguar in fever
Have taken your men


11. The Wolf Man Kindly Requests...

All right!

You wanna know my political persuasion?
Well, sugar, I howl at the moon
At the moon - can you dig it?

Would you like some more information?
There´s a buzzkiller in the room
In the room - can you dig it?

Party´s over you all gotta go
The wolfman is coming out
Party´s over you all gotta go
The sooner the better
The wolfman is coming out

Let me tell you about my strategy
I sense my fire?
Drop me again, drop me again -
I think you know what I´m talking about!

Yeah!

Your ma told you not to come but you´re here to find out
Girl you shoud´ve listened
Your pa bid you not to come but you´re here to find out
Well, now you know!
Well, now you know!

I swear it´s not you - I promise it´s me
When the sun goes down - I tend to lunacy?
I swear it´s not you - I promise it´s me
When the sun goes down - I tend to lunacy?

Yeah!

So many people tell me my mind is a ghetto
Obviously they´ve been gentrified
Gentrified - and I got no time for that!