CLOWN IN THE MIRROR



WASTED TIME



You're out huntin' if I'm the prize - so roll the ball!
I'm just a mad dog, keep fightin' - back against the wall!
Come on I'll show you the world you've never seen,
Come on I'll teach you - good fight is when you win!

(So listen up)

Wasted time, like a poison in my wine, I call it
The perfect crime - like a bullet in the back it search you
Time is running out it hurts you,
Goin' down because of wasted time

I'll keep on tryin' - NO ONE ALLOWED - I'm out too late.
See losers cryin' -
The sort of thing I use to hate



TEN TO LIFE



Sun's comin' up and news starts spreadin' around
Yesterday's gone, and you, man
I had to gun down, down, down
Hey mister "know it all" - what the hell you gonna do?
When a jerk like that takes a swing at you

You'll run for cover, you'll spit him in the eye,
You'll pull the trigger! - don't tell me lies

My mother said straight way's build on pride, yeah.
If wishes were horses then beggars would be ride and ride, ride, ride

Hey mister "know it all" - what the hell you gonna do
When a jerk like that takes a swing at you

You'll call it even, you'll desperately weep,
You'll pull the trigger! - and nail that creep

Ten to life - now the crime is done
So long - I'm too far gone
Ten to life - from a judge so fine,
Best man - that money can buy

Took a shot but I've failed,
Now I'm dying in jail
And it cuts like a knife,
I'm gettin' Ten To Life

Just like a dream they busted me and put me away,
Over the hills and down to the slammer to stay

Hey mister "know it all" - what the hell you gonna do
When a jerk like that takes a swing at you

You'll turn another cheek, take livin' in disgrace,
You'll pull the trigger - get off of my face...



ON THE RUN



I got those wheels for nothing, yeah, some cash to burn
Talk of the town keep movin',
No excuses, no return

Too dumb to steal, too proud to beg - don't shake my tree
I've been around the block,
There money's tight and nothing's free!

An angels face and butcher eyes, a quiet prayer -
pack of lies

They call you fate - I call you pain and here I go again!..

On the run,
My journey's just begun! I'm
On the run,
Oh God, what have I done!
On the run,
Like a unforgiven son, I'm
On the run!
Like a night I'm chasin' dawn...

I won't take any crap and I'm not comin' back,
I'm gonna give you kind of peace of mind,
No - shadow's right behind your back
I've pumped it up, you've called me bad news, now I'm gone
No pity - no regrets 'bout,
Things I've said and things I've done

Look all around the place - law's gone, there's no respect,
Don't get too close I've got my reputation to protect!
So check it out the place is dead - low life, no fun
You listen up, and listen good -
I'm better off just livin' on the run!



CLOWN IN THE MIRROR



Our circus closed, and the midnight ghost,
Comin' out as light go down
Old and tired clown, no one is around,
Staring at the mirror - now listen...

Oh, the show must go on,
Lived in the crowd, but dyin' all alone...

Clown in the mirror - glitter and scars
Here's pleasure and pain looks as one...
Clown in the mirror - touchin' the stars,
Flyin' his dream to the sun...

What a mask can say?
Cry the night away!
Askin' mirror - "tell me how long?"...
Wrigglin' all those years, through the laugher'n'tears,
Don't believe in hearts of stone...

Oh, the show must go on,
Lived in the crowd, but dyin' all alone...

Clown in the mirror, glitter and scars
Here pleasure and pain looks as one...
Clown in the mirror touchin' the stars,
Flyin' his dream to the sun...

But the sun will rise,
Evil took the prize,
Something will remind you...
Sign of disgrace - this paint on your face...



BODYGUARD



Tell me more, all about your class
Wasted days - used to watch your ass
Make your move, cos' you're in - I'll pass
Let's clear the air -
Hearts of stone and one track mind,
Makin' bread on an easy ride

Cover up for a heavy crime,
You call it fair?
You'll never start learnin',
Just keep those wheels turnin',
My heart goes on burnin'...

What's you gonna do when your world goes down?
Small time player on the big ground,
Push it to the limit but the moment's gone
Now I'm out

Money for the blow and you think you're big?
Build your muscles but your heart gets weak
Makin' up a dream it falls apart,
I don't wanna be your bodyguard

Listen up - here's something new -
Now I'm quit protecting you
Fuck yourself 'till you're black and blue,
Get off my side

I don't care if you're in or out,
Make believes what it's all about
Be a part of the faceless crowd,
I'll be alright!

You'll never start learnin',
Just keep those wheels turnin',
My heart goes on burnin'...



LEGION OF THE DAMNED



I'm back in town where I was born,
Where streets are so cold and heart's of stone
They told me - kid, you'll see the sun
I did! through the barrel of the gun...

Day one I understood the game,
So much to loose - so much to gain
I'm not the one who's left behind,
I know I'll make it - through the night...

Somebody's gonna die in a desperate fight,
No use to hide away the light
Get paid to go so far - no matter who you are

Nobody's gonna run and there's no one to blame,
We're under the gun and feel no shame,
It's never gonna end - the legion of the damned...

I've listened to preachers, I've listened to fools,
So many saints, so many rules...
It's gonna be - cold day in hell,
If ever reason'll break the spell

Somebody's gonna die in a desperate fight,
No use to hide away the light
Get paid to go so far - no matter who you are

Nobody's gonna run and there's no one to blame,
We're under the gun and feel no shame,
It's never gonna end - the legion of the damned...

They don't understand,
I know who I am...



HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW



Call it a day, close down the front,
What you don't own, that's you don't want
Hitchin' a ride to the land of "A lot",
Please everyone, feel like a slot

You gotta choose, from a pack of lies,
Which one will close somebody's eyes
You gotta jump over somebody's head,
You better watch it every step
It's kind of tricky without safety net

Here today, gone tomorrow,
From time to time it changes the state of mind
Here today, gone tomorrow,
If you could get another life, your tears will dry?
You'll see it passin' by...

Claim to the top, make it all real,
Crash everyone under your wheel
Give it a shot, do it at your best,
Conscience is clear, put it to rest

Something is wrong, something won't flow,
Feel like dressed up and no place to go,
Stop buggin' me, now when you've failed
You're talkin' fair and out on bail,
But every coffin needs a nail...



BAD BLOOD



I used to be kind of an easy guy,
I tell you now you've sort of crossed the line
I've been in town and you've called the names,
You better run back home and get a brand new face!

Bad times lost and good times won
Things will get ugly, you're all alone,
You will never see the dawn
I don't care, 'cos I'm bad to the bone...

Bad blood's breakin' your heart,
I'm gonna track you down,
You knew it right from the start
Bad blood's breakin' your heart,
All we got is just a bad, bad blood...

Bad blood's breakin' your heart,
Because you're trapped in the middle,
Now you're fallin' apart
Bad blood's breakin' your heart,
All we got is just a bad, bad blood...

You want me down crawlin' on my knees,
You wanna watch me suffer slowly by degrees,
Hard hittin' stuff, but it won't make me crack,
You wanna fight, you'll get a bang for the buck

Bad blood's breakin' your heart,
I'm gonna track you down,
You knew it right from the start
Bad blood's breakin' your heart,
All we got is just a bad, bad blood...

Bad blood's breakin' your heart,
Because you're trapped in the middle,
Now you're fallin' apart
Bad blood's breakin' your heart,
All we got is just a bad, bad blood...



EPILOGUE



Sailin' away - alone on the ship of time,
Wandering 'bout the past - stayin' lost in line
Never ending story of both night and day,
Everything's been lost along the way...

Over the years all the friends I've had,
Rushed to settle down before they died
In the darkest hour - screams into the night,
Everyone who's never seen the light

Someone's lost and someone's found,
Someone's movin' 'round and 'round
Someone's pushin' all the way and hits the ground
Someone came and someone's gone,
Someone's livin' on the run
Someone made it, someone not,
To see the dawn...

Minute by minute, hour by hour's gone,
Left me alone, kept twistin' me 'round and 'round
Every single piece of me will cry for help,
Do I have to take that final step?

Someone's lost and someone's found,
Someone's movin' 'round and 'round
Someone's pushin' all the way and hit's the ground
Someone came and someone's gone,
Someone's livin' on the run
Someone made it, someone not,
To see the dawn...