Bigelf

Cheat the Gallows tracks

Lyrics

1. GRAVEST SHOW ON EARTH

Zeppelin’s fly
Bludgeoning through crimson skies dropping bombs on the land
Traveling far from India to Zanzibar, Holland, Rome and Japan
Awaiting command
Well, I know you’ll enjoy yourself tonight

Gather round
Tune in the sound
Of the gravest show on earth

The plan is this the SS Indianapolis leaves from tropic dismay
Cutting seas like great whites ripping flesh with ease
The moment’s just away from Enola Gay
Now let's go destroy ourselves tonight

Feel the ground
The atomic sound
Of the gravest show on earth

Have you seen the Hindenburg crash down to flames
Hiroshima mushroom is quite the same
It's just a game, who's to blame? What a shame.

Everybody is waiting, Satan's figure skating
So listen closely for the entrance of his violin
Now take your seating for the gallows cheating
Well it’s time for gravest show on earth to begin
Witness for yourself the crime
I’m sure you’ll have a grand ol’ time

It’s built to please true music lovers, stays with you a lifetime
All that’s left is for you to discover, the magic of the show




2. BLACKBALL

You think you’ve paid some dues but not quite like me
I made it back from being cast out at sea

Well it’s not fair after all this time
And all I been through throughout my life
You’ve got gold records on the wall
And you gave me the blackball

You tried to tie me up and leave me for dead
But just like Houdini I escaped it instead

Well it’s not fair after all this time
All I been through throughout my life
Don’t need a hand or curtain call
Just give me the blackball

When the motor stops, I tell myself to keep going
When the road is blocked, I push on and just keep rolling




3. MONEY, IT'S PURE EVIL

Nothing is good
It always turns bad
Nothing misunderstood
Nothing to understand
You think that you’re right
You’re probably wrong
There’s no reason to fight
You can’t get along
With money, it’s pure evil
It changes, changes people

Everyone’s false
And no one is real
Now there’s a cause
To make a big deal
Don’t know who’s your friend
Yeah, don’t know who’s your foe
I hope this is the end now
You know I’ve got to let go
Of money, it’s pure evil
It changes, changes people
Money, it’s your best friend
Until it leads you to bitter end

Money, it’s pure evil
It changes, well, it changes people
Money, it’s your best friend
Until it leads you to bitter end




4. THE EVILS OF ROCK & ROLL

I feel faint
My heart is beating like a drum and I can’t think of nothing but sinking
My knees are weak
My head is pounding from a sound that life can just stop without blinking
I’m sinking
I’m sinking down

Well, you’ve reached the top
You can stay there til you flop

Think your managers got your back
He’s counting money by the stacks
It’s slipping through the cracks, don’t you know
It’s the evils of rock and roll

You’re on a high what a feeling and you can’t stop
You’ll end up strung out and reeling, til you drop dead

Well, I feel I’ve been double crossed
When I think of the friends I’ve lost
It’s all part of the cost, don’t you know
It’s the evils of rock and roll

You think you’ve got it made
But your star’s about to fade away
Won’t be getting paid anymore
It’s the evils of rock and roll

You’re in for one hellava ride
It’s more like suicide

It’s the evils of rock & roll




5. NO PARACHUTE

There’s no use looking down
Surrender all your thoughts and feelings
I’ll see you on the ground
Wait, my turn’s coming up
I’m getting ready to jump
Now I‘m falling (10,000 feet below me)
I’m falling (my fate is unknown to me)
I’m falling...

You see it on my face
There’s no way to hide the disgrace
We’ve been down this road before
Wait, it’s taking too long
Something’s wrong
Now I‘m falling (10,000 feet below me)
I’m falling (my fate is now unknown to me)
I’m falling with no parachute

I never thought the sky could be so blue




6. THE GAME

I’m looking at the future now
And all the time it’s taken
I’ve got no time to close my mind I might just be mistaken
At least I know how to play the game
You go round and round and round

Just when you think you lose sight of your heart and your mind
You’re in the game again
Just when you think the world is unfair and unkind
You’re in the game again

I’m looking at the days gone by what happened to the laughter
I’ve got no time to close my eyes to find out what I’m after
At least I know that it’s all the same
You go round and round and round

Just when you think you lose sight of your heart and your mind
You’re in the game again
Just when you think the world is unfair and unkind
You’re in the game again




7. SUPERSTAR

You’re mad about who you are
Cause you can’t be a superstar

Go get dressed up in a suit and tie
You’ll be the CEO in the blink of an eye
I’m a superstar

You try to put me in place
And wipe that smile off of my face

Don’t even try to shoot me down
I don’t take any shit from you industry clowns
I’m a superstar
S-T-A-R

It’s been a long time since the days when you played in a band
You’d be back out there but it’s too tough
You couldn’t make it you weren’t good enough
I hear you're working for the man
And your whole life’s a marketing plan




8. RACE WITH TIME

Human feel
Computer clock
Character peel
Your voice is mocked
Overdubbed and erased
It’s your fate

You’re in a race with time
It’s all up to you now
Don’t you let us down

The threat is real
You’re the last one
It falls at your heels
The revolution’s begun
It’s our fate
To destroy all the things we create
It’s our fate

You’re in a race with time
It’s all up to you now
Don’t you let us down




9. HYDRA

I know that some day
The time will come
When I must rise up
To be the one
And when I face him
To be torn apart
I’ll just stand there
Who’ll bleed my heart

I am the one you want to destroy
You try to lure me out with your ploys
I’ll just stand there
Who’ll bleed heart
And if you try to slice off my head
Don't you know two grow instead
My blood's of the eternal flame
Don’t you dare to even utter my name

Like a Hydra

I am the one they all seem to hate
And when I come they lock up the gate
I’ll just stand there
Who’ll bleed heart
And if you try to slice off my head
Don't you know two grow instead
My blood's of the eternal flame
Don’t you dare to even utter my name

Immaculate heart
Immaculate soul
Immaculate meaning you’ll never grow old
Immaculate dream
Immaculate mind
Immaculate words are etched in time
Immaculate bone
Immaculate blood
Immaculate tears like a raging flood
Immaculate birth
Immaculate son
Immaculate calls you the chosen one




10. COUNTING SHEEP

Those who follow cannot lead
Foolish minds controlled by greed
I despise your kind

I’m just counting sheep waiting to fall asleep
But I can’t close my eyes

Swayed by greener fields of weed
Tells the nature of the beast
I can see you’re blind

I’m just counting sheep waiting to fall asleep
But I can’t close my eyes

Sign on the dotted line
My friend it’s the right time
I dream of the day they take you away to the farming factory
It’s there the sheep will meet their destiny

There’s no time to think
When you’re mind is consumed by the ink
I dream of the day they take you away to the farming factory
It’s there the sheep will meet their destiny

Please let us be free please let us be free
I’m your maker, not thy savior
Please let us be free
I’ve been waiting for so long
The moment to pull the curtains on the sheep
Please let us be free please let us be free
I’m the maker, not thy savior
Now the sheep are dead and gone
I hang their rotten heads upon my keep sleep