Alice Cooper

Killer tracks

Lyrics

1. UNDER MY WHEELS

The telephone is ringing
You got me on the run
I'm driving in my car now
Anticipating fun
I'm driving right up to you, babe
I guess that you couldn't see, yeah, yeah
But you were under my wheels
Why don't you let me be?

Cause when you call me on the telephone
Saying take me to the show
And then I say, honey, I just can't go
Old lady's sick and I can't leave her home

The telephone is ringing
You got me on the run
I'm driving in my car now
I got you under my wheels
I got you under my wheels
I got you under my wheels
Got you under my wheels
Yeah, yeah
I got you under my wheels

The telephone is ringing
You got me on the run
I'm driving in my car now
Anticipating fun
I'm driving right up to you, babe
I guess that you couldn't see, yeah, yeah, yeah
But you were under my wheels, honey
Why don't you let me be?
Yeah, yeah
Got you under my wheels, yeah, yeah
I got you under my wheels, wheels, wheels
I got you under my wheels
Got you...
Under my wheels
Got you under my wheels




2. BE MY LOVER

She struts into the room
Well, I don't know her
But with a magnifying glance
I just sort of looked her over, hmm
We had a drink or two
Well, maybe three
And then suddenly
She starts telling me her life story
She says

Baby, if you wanna be my lover
You better take me home
Cause it's a long, long way to paradise
And I'm still on my own

Told her that I came from Detroit City
And I played guitar in a long-haired rock and roll band
She asked me why the singer's name was Alice
I said listen, baby, you really wouldn't understand
And I said
Baby, if you wanna be my lover
You better take me home
Cause it's a long, long way to paradise
And I'm still on my own
On my own

Oh baby, if you wanna be my lover
You better take me home
Cause it's a long, long way to paradise
And I'm still on my own
Oh




3. HALO OF FLIES

I got the answers to all of your questions
If you've got the money to pay me in gold
I will be living in old Monte Carlo
And you will be reading the secrets of soul

Daggers and contacts and bright shiny limos
I've got a watch that turns into a lifeboat
Glimmering nightgowns, poisonous as cobras
Silencer under the heel of my shoe

The elegance of China
They sent her to lie here on her back
But as she deeply moves me
She'd rather shoot me in my tracks

And while a Middle Asian lady
She really came as no surprise
But I still did destroy her
And I will smash
Halo of flies

I crossed the ocean where no one could see
And I put a time-bomb in your submarine
Goodbye to old friends, the secret's in hand
With full need of papers and counterfeit plans
You never will understand




4. DESPERADO

I'm a gambler
And I'm a runner
But you knew that
When you lay down

I'm a picture
Of ugly stories
I'm a killer
And I'm a clown

Step into the street by sundown
Step into your last goodbye
You're a target just by living
Twenty dollars will make you die

I wear lace
And I wear black leather
My hands are lightning up
On my gun

My shots are clean
And my, my shots are final
My shots are deadly
And when it's done

You're as stiff as my smoking barrel
You're as dead as a desert night
You're a notch
And I'm a legend
You're at peace
And I must hide

Tell where the hell I'm going
Let my bones fall in the dust
Can't you hear that ghost that's calling
As my Colt begins to rust
In the dust

I'm a killer
I'm a clown
I'm a priest
That's gone to town




5. YOU DRIVE ME NERVOUS

Yeah, you seem so civilized
Your mama's tryin' to run your life
Your daddy's tryin' to pick your wife
Oh no

Yeah, you run around with all that hair
They just don't like those rags you wear
You say I'm gonna pack up my stuff
I'm gonna run away

And then she said
You drive me nervous, nervous
And then I said
You drive me nervous, nervous, nervous, oh

Nervous, nervous, nervous, nervous, whoa-oh-oh
Aaah

You're out of state
You're thrown in jail
You ain't got the bread to pay the bail
Your mom and papa come up and said
"Honey, where did we fail?"

And then you scream
You drive me nervous, nervous
And then I screamed
You drive me nervous, nervous, nervous, oh

Nervous, nervous, nervous, nervous, whoa-oh-oh
You drive me n-n-n-nervous
N-n-n-nervous
You drive me nervous
Whoa




6. YEAH,YEAH,YEAH

You can be my slave
And I'll be a stranger
We could be in passion
We could be in danger
Take you off the street
Put you under my wings, yeah

You could pull my leg or anything
Yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh yeah

You could be the devil
You could be the saviour
Well, I really can't tell
By the way of your behavior
I'll take you off the boat
Put you under my wings, yeah

You could pull my leg or anything
Yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh yeah

I don't know what you're playin'
Don't even know what you're sayin'
You gotta leave me alone
I'm gonna go on home

Ah, the things are gettin' tougher
Yeah, the things are gettin' rougher
This is Alice speakin'
Suffer

Yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

You could be the devil
You could be the saviour
Well, I really can't tell
By the way of your behavior
Take you off the street
Put you under my wings, yeah

You could pull my leg or anything
Yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah




7. DEAD BABIES

Little Betty ate a pound of aspirin
She got them from the shelf upon the wall
Betty's mommy wasn't there to save her
She didn't hear, hear her little baby call

Dead babies can't take care of themselves
Dead babies can't take things off the shelf
Well, we didn't want you anyway
Lalala-lalalalalala-la

Daddy is an agrophile in Texas
Mommy's on the bar most every night
Little Betty's sleeping in the graveyard
Living there in burgundy and white

Dead babies can't take care of themselves
Dead babies can't take things off the shelf
Well, we didn't love you anyway
Lalala-lalalalalala-la

Goodbye little Betty
Goodbye little Betty
So long little Betty
So long little Betty
Betty, so long

Dead babies can't take care of themselves
Dead babies can't take things off the shelf
Well, we didn't need you anyway
Lalala-lalalalalala-la

Goodbye little Betty




8. KILLER

What did I do to deserve such a fate?
I didn't really want to get involved in this thing
Someone handed me this gun and I
I gave it everything
Yeah, I gave it everything

I came into this life, looked all around
I saw just what I liked and took what I found
Nothing came easy, nothing came free
Nothing came at all until they came after me

Yeah-hey, yeah
What did I do to deserve such a fate?
I gave it everything
Now I need to escape
Someone near to me, calling my name
I gave it everything
I gave it everything