Alcatrazz

The Best of Alcatrazz tracks

Lyrics

1. ISLAND IN THE SUN

They named it the rock, land of the living dead
A repose for the rich and famous
All the infamous would tell each other's lies
Why did they want to tell the truth

[Chorus 1:]
On an island in the sun
Cool Pacific winds blow

Most were poets and they wrote in basic prose
On the walls of their sunset blvd.
In their nine by five rooms, became inspired
By the silence in sight of the city

[Chorus 2:]

On an island in the sun
Cool Pacific winds blow
Just across the bay
Battered by the waves

[Solo]

[Chorus 2]

Key change
Two Sailawena's

[Chorus 2]




2. GENERAL HOSPITAL

I awoke in a room that was occupied by those about to die
For my sleep was disturbed by the sound of old mens cries for help
What's this place what the hell am I doing here
What's happened to me and I'm wondering what kind of state my mind and body's in

[Bridge:]
Be calm please lay back
We will help you rest for a while

[Chorus:]
And I yelled "No you don't I'm not going to sleep"
I'm just gonna get my body out of here
I pushed the bottle down away from my face
But felt the needle stab like a spear

As my legs started shaking
The room revolved around my aching head
And the floors rushing up just to greet me
Laying there on my back as the ceiling flies away and from me
Was I finally losing my hold on reality

[Bridge:]
Be calm take this pill
We will help you rest for a while

[Chorus]




3. HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR

It was newborn and ten feet tall,
But they called it little boy,
And C7, H5, O6, N3 they called him
T.N.T.

The fireball would dim the sun,
Promising death in its cruelest form.

Hiroshima Mon Amour
As we beg to be forgiven do you spit,
In our face and curse us all.

The fireball that shamed the sun,
Burning the shadows on the ground,
As the rain falls to dry the land,
Leaving desert for the thirsty man.

They all said it would end the war,
And we thanked Christ for the bomb,
And the priests and witches all agreed,
They should die to keep them free.

The fireball that shamed the sun,
Burning the shadows on the ground,
As the rain falls to dry the land,
Leaving the desert for the thirsty man.

HIROSHIMA!!!




4. ALL NIGHT LONG (LIVE)

You're walking up with your eyes on me
It's looking good but I just don't know
I need a girl who can keep her head
All night long
You didn't came just to see the show
I guess you know what you wanna see
The way you smile lets me know
I can't go wrong
I wanna touch you
I wanna feel you
I wanna make you mine

I wanna love you all night long
I wanna be with you all night long
I wanna love you all night long
I wanna be with you all night long

I saw you standing down by the stage
Your black stockings and you see - through dress
Your mouth is open but I don't wanna hear you
Say goodnight
You're sort of young but you're over age
I don't care 'cause I like your style
I don't know about your brain but
You look all right
I wanna touch you
I wanna feel you
I wanna make you mine

I wanna love you all night long
I wanna be with you all night long
I wanna love you all night long
I wanna be with you all night long

Your mind is dirty but your hands are clean
You show no class but your legs are long
I know I can't stand another night
On my own
Hey girl would you like some wine
What's your name are you by yourself
Are you the one what do you say
Can I take you home
I wanna touch you
I wanna feel you
I wanna make you mine

I wanna love you all night long
I wanna be with you all night long
I wanna love you all night long
I wanna be with you all night long




5. SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE (LIVE)

I get the same old dreams same time every night
Fall to the ground and I wake up
So I get out of bed, put on my shoes and in my head
Thoughts fly back to the breakup

These four wall are closing in
Look at the fix you put me in

Since you been gone
Since you been gone
I'm out of my head can't take it
Could I be wrong
But since you been gone
You cast your spell so break it
Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
Since you been gone

So in the night I stand beneath the backstreet light
I read the words that you sent to me
I can take the afternoon, the night time comes around too soon
You can't know what you mean to me

Your poison letter, your telegram
Just goes to show you don't give a damn

Since you been gone
Since you been gone
I'm out of my head can't take it
Could I be wrong
But since you been gone
You cast your spell so break it
Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
Since you been gone

If you will come back
Baby, you know you'll never do wrong

Since you been gone
Since you been gone
I'm out of my head can't take it
Could I be wrong
But since you been gone
You cast your spell so break it
Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
Ever since you been gone

Since you been gone
Since you been gone
I'm out of my head can't take it
Since you been gone
Since you been gone
I'm out of my head can't take it




6. NIGHT GAMES (LIVE)

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7. STRIPPER

A dark and crowded room
Warm beer that's stale
Nobody seems to care, there's more for sale
She walks on the stage
Strokes her hips, shakes her mane
Her sweet cheap perfume, reminds them that
She's why they came

Oh she's the stripper, she'll strip your soul
Oh she's the stripper, she'll eat you whole

Assembled in Mexico, dark Spanish eyes,
She'll tell you where to go, if you get wise
She's your fantasy, but she won't go too far
Oh she has to be, in league with the guy at the bar




8. PAINTED LOVER

Street wise, smooth thighs, dress for your pleasure
Your old man says, "Young man, stand and deliver"
She just wants that hard stash, hot from your pocket,
She don't need your credit card
So shove it, if you've got it

Sailing on her waterbed
Side by side and head to head

Painted love, painted love, painted lover
Painted love, painted love, painted lover

Pin striped city tyke has a soft underbelly,
He's transfixed by the heel clicks
And he ducks down the alley
Silken legs stiletto spurred
Pulls you in to make you hers




9. SONS AND LOVERS

One more hotel it's 12 o'clock we're checking out
Still confused and slow to move to get on the bus,
The driver keeps that Memphis smile for his good old boys
He's loaded them up and heads them out in the void.

We drive -- pass those trailers and trucks
We'll make good time with some kind of luck

Another victory, for sons and lovers
You gave us the power, you gave the power

It's not just one more show we know it's gotta be right
We work the songs then kiss the road a warm good night




10. GOD BLESSED VIDEO

Let's take a plane and go somewhere exotic
To play with a non-descript song
We'll shoot all the crotch shots for 12 year old hopefuls
To make you a real man my son

Some cheap kid from Birmingham
Blessed with an accent
That pours like the darkest brown ale
Just one more puppet, piss elegant marionette
He's just a fast buck for sale

Don't you know that God blessed video
We know that God blessed video

Break out the cameras that re-shape my face
And get someone to carve up my hair
If you can't beat them, you might as well join 'em
And be glad to say you were there




11. MERCY

Sister moon and brother sun
Shining down on my India
Spreading your light across the ground
Guiding the executioner
Great white warrior, you are the lonely hunter
Killing the prince of India
Killing the king in Africa
Tiger burning brightly crying tears of fire

Mercy, mercy, mercy

Chand bahen ar suray bhy
Shining down on my India
Chamakta hey mana barat ka upar
Guiding the lonely preditor

Tiger burning brightly crying tears of fire

Mercy, mercy, mercy




12. IT'S MY LIFE

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13. DANGEROUS GAMES

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14. UNDERCOVER

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15. NO IMAGINATION

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