Omen (USA)

Escape to Nowhere tracks

Lyrics

1. IT'S NOT EASY

They stand as one in the night
In broken bottle glass
The tension's mounting higher
As they prepare to rise
Drawing near to the doors
Screams are filling the air
Anticipation's taking hold
Enter if you dare
It can change your life
Turn you inside out
Like a siren it calls
There's no way out

Bright lights and flashing mirrors
Lasers piercing glare
High above you black columns hang
Let them melt the air

It's not easy
Scream it louder
Cause we're taking down the walls
It's not easy
Stand or cower
As we overload the halls
It's not easy
Cause the bridges have been burned
Lessons have been learned
C'mon, take a stand with me

You straggle in from off the streets
The dreamers and the martyrs
For this night is yours to keep
And never meant for barter
Rebel is your name at heart
No other way
And if outside they don't like your part
We welcome strays

It's not easy
Scream it louder
Cause we're taking down the walls
It's not easy
Stand or cower
As we overload the halls
It's not easy
Cause the bridges have been burned
And there's no return
C'mon take a stand with me

Now the lights are gone
You're standing all alone
But we're still in your head
You can't go home
You don't wanna go home
When you're caught in the night
When you're caught in the night
Yeah

It's not easy
Scream it louder
Cause we're taking down the walls
It's not easy
Stand or cower
As we overload the halls
It's not easy
Cause the bridges have been burned
And there's no return
C'mon take a chance
On me
On me




2. RADAR LOVE

I've been driving all night, my hand's wet on the wheel
There's a voice in my head, that drives me heel
It's my baby callin', says I need you here
And it's half past four and I'm shifting gear

When she's lonely and the longing gets too much
She sends a cable coming in from above
Don't need no phone at all
We've got a thing that's called: Radar love
We've got a wave in the air
Radar love

The radio's playing some forgotten song
Brenda Lee's: "Coming on strong"
The road's got me hypnotised
And I'm speeding into a new sunrise

When I get lonely, and I'm sure I've had enough
She sends her comfort coming in from above
Don't need no letters at all
We've got a thing that's called: Radar love
We've got a line in the sky

No more speed I'm almost there
Gotta keep cool, now gotta take care
Last car to pass, here I go!
And the line of cars drove down real slow
And the radio played that forgotten song
Brenda Lee's Coming on strong
And the newsman sang his same old song
One more Radar love has gone




3. ESCAPE TO NOWHERE

Standing on a dark horizon
I can feel the flames inside
Like the dawn it's drawing near
I can feel it drawing near
It's drawing near -
I hear the call of winds of war
How it rushes by
Like the words in songs of wisdom
Don't you know that I feel the pain
I feel the pain
I feel the pain

And as I stand on stage tonight
And try to see beyond these lights
If I ventured, If I dared
Would I find anybody there

For all my gods have gone insane
They see no evil, feel no pain
And all the hurts I have inside
Are beyond their foolish pride

I never followed never led
And when they cut, I never bled
I never gambled, never lost
But only now I feel the cost
Of blaming ghosts to watch
Into reflections of myself
Or am I doomed to walk these graves
Or can the future still be saved
We're all alone
We're all alone
We're all alone




4. CRY FOR THE MORNING

Steam is rising off the ground
And the hot air is only cooled
By the sound of rain drops falling
And the night is so near
She takes me in her arms

And then far away the fire streaks
Through the sky and
I second-guess what I hear
I'm sure there's something there
But not yet

Here l sit in this place
So cramped and tired
And I pray for distant morning
The embrace of painless morphine
Her breath on my body
I need her where I'm going

And crash in the nights
I stand and curse the era
When we make our own terror
Is sanity getting rarer

And then

There's no warning
From the embrace
To the final attack
There's no warning
Feel the crack

Feel the crack of the
Whip of my back
No more pain
No more fear
Reality is here

Cry for the morning
Cry for the morning




5. THORN IN YOUR FLESH

Feel it stabbing in the air
You talk to me of reasons
Why you don't care
You're always pushing harder
I can't get no rest
If I could just remember
Remember my name

Cause I'm the thorn in your flesh
Yes I'm the thorn in your flesh

Call of the wild keeps you there
Oh well I guess I'm the last of things to do on your list
You keep on counting higher
And if you get any lower
I guess you'll blast away what's left of my brain

Cause I'm the thorn in your flesh
Yes I'm the thorn in your flesh

I never had me no place to roam
I never had a thing of my own
Now you fill me up with your fire
Let me feel desire

Cause I'm the thorn in your flesh
Yes I'm the thorn in your flesh




6. POISONED

Poisoned, Poisoned, taken left behind
Salvation is screaming,
Scheming, always dreaming
You're Poisoned, under you're taken, left behind
Salvation is screaming,
Scheming, always dreaming

Watch for the liar
He'll steal your soul
They'll take all that you've got
Now you're left with nothing

Poisoned, Poisoned, you're taken left behind
Salvation is screaming,
Scheming, always dreaming
You're Poisoned, under you're taken, left behind
Salvation is screaming,
Scheming, always dreaming

Call them up, up on the phone
Give them all that you've got
Savings and your checking account
Now you're left with nothing

Poisoned, Poisoned, you're taken left behind
Salvation is screaming,
Scheming, always dreaming
You're Poisoned, under you're taken, left behind
Salvation is screaming,
Scheming, always dreaming

Yaaaooooowww

Poisoned, Poisoned, you're taken left behind
Salvation is screaming,
Scheming, always dreaming
You're Poisoned, under you're taken, left behind
Salvation is screaming,
Scheming, always dreaming

You're Poisoned, under you're taken, left behind
Salvation is screaming,
Scheming, always dreaming

You're Poisoned, under you're taken, left behind
Salvation is screaming,
Scheming, always dreaming

You're Poisoned, Poisoned, Poisoned...




7. NOMADS

Life it's not just who it's what to be
Just like the friends to me
They always seem to put you down
So listen not to them
And like your neighbor who's got it made
Don't put no hold on you!
Just listen once and then you'll find

Rider in the shadows
Drawing near
Rider in the shadows

Burns this life of yours
Is not to yearn
So just keep the tricks to yourself
And let the others hope to find
The key to your success
And always keep respect in line
And listen to yourself
Just listen twice and then you'll find

Rider In the shadows
Drawing near
Rider In the shadows
Drawing near

Burning sands of holding time, no defense
Doesn't matter what you find
There's no defense
Just a matter of your time
You'll obey to me

Rider in the shadows
Drawing near
Rider in the shadows
Drawing near
Rider in the shadows
Rider in the shadows

They're drawing near




8. KING OF THE HILL

Lost days and distant nights
Sail out beyond the light
Set a course straight and true
You've started something
Now see it through

I am the king of the hill
The very top of the heap
You wanna play, it's going to cost
No turning back 'cause you're in to deep

Take a stand, make a move
Tell the world you've got something to prove
Play your cards read 'em and weep
Count the cost, cause they don't come cheap

I am the king of the hill
The very top of the heap
You wanna play, it's going to cost
No turning back 'cause you're in to deep

What's inside your mind
Find it, feel it
You know you can find
No one sees it
Dedicate your mind
Stand up, face it
Turning twisting time
Turn around, see me move

Yeah

No way
Not today

Stand up

l am the king
Knock me off
I am the king
Count the cost

l am the king
Knock me off
I own this hill
Ha ha ha




9. NO WAY OUT

Down, down you go
Nothing stops your fall
Life has got you trapped
Seeing all there is
Become a part of it and
Realize there's no way

Caught inside it all
Worse than any wall
Crushing dreams that come your way
Trying, feeling last
It's much too fast
Just look, things can change
Stop - don't wanna lose it all,
No - it's not worth the pain
Like a photograph you're in the past
Just keep your head high you'll win

No way out
No
Way
No way

Out of your mind you go
You're feeling cold
It could be ripped apart
Take it in your hands or you'll surely land
As one who lives day by day
How - why must it be this way
No - you know it's not for me
False beings and promises
Your prophets gone
Climbing over, you can't go last

No way out
No
Way
No way

Now your life's getting hard to grasp
It's just a play and we're the cast
Don't you feel it in your heart
Take the stage and play your part

No
No way out
Never
No way out
Never
No way out
Never
No way