Method to the Madness

SCENE POLICE – Wrote the book the rules are set download your vibe from the internet boys in black dressed to kill So long as daddy foots the bill it’s just a big self-righteous clique it’s just another trendy club take out the log before you judge the speck in someone else’s eye halt cease scene police halt cease scene police I graduated from the older school I fought and hated and I broke the rules beer hard drugs prescriptions meds I’m a loser punk a metalhead someone’s always got something to say so come on buddy make your move I do what I do I’m who I am and I got nothing left to provehalt cease scene police halt cease scene police police police police police please.

BEGGING FOR CHANGE – Last night I lay my head down on an old bag wine the pavement is my bedroom but I still feel just fine I beg for change and I beg for a brighter day would you hear my story I could tell a thousand tales and I scream (shout shout) and I beg for change I’ve been bent but I won’t break and I scream (shout shout) and I beg for change how much can I take never asked for pity from anyone I’ve met I’m a person just like you please show me some respect I just keep living any way I can I bet you’d give me change if only you could understand.

WHO’S TO BLAME – Reflection in the mirror only shows an empty space and all those liberated through the scars on his face now who will liberate those ghosts inside it’s for the greater good he did it for the cause sacrificed the battle with himself to win the war while most were only along for the ride the world has changed and you’re to blame the world has changed and you’re to blame the world has changed and you’re to blame and it never will be the same and now you’ve won a war that you see was really not the leaders take the lead and rebels will rebel once the tables turn again the system goes to hell it seemed to all make perfect sense before so much time spent swearing by your beliefs so much wasted life for the fight to be free is this really what the fight was for the world has changed and you’re to blame and it never will be the same and now you’ve won a war that you see was really not worth winning.

CAN OF WORMS – Sometimes things were better sometimes it’s much worse now it seemed it needed fixing but no one knew how a can of worms is opened it could’ve just stayed shut I’m seeing now 20-20 but my hindsight wasn’t there to tell me she used to be so pretty and everything so nice if you knew what would happen then wouldn’t you think twice another bit takes me closer to the apple’s rotten core at the same time right behind me slams another door leave it alone some things are better left undone leave it alone oh no now look what I’ve begun if ignorance is bliss I rather be blissfully dumb than give up all that innocence and be jaded bitter numb pandora’s box is opened coz everyone wants more at the same time right behind them slams another door leave it alone some things are better left undone leave it alone oh no now look what I’ve begun don’t you want to don’t you want to don’t you want to now you got to now you got to now you got to learn leave it alone some things are better left undone leave it alone oh no now look what I’ve begun.

THE CULT – A quiet moment at the end of a bender a state of weakness ripe for surrender you gave up all your worldly funds for this indoctrination while I sit here and drink alone down down one less in the crowd another given up on self control down down no one’s around the movement claims yet another soul down down another one gone another drinking buddy leaves the fold down down another one gone yet another lost to the cult locked up and brainwashed while they play on your fears what kind of evil sect would stop you drinking beer you traded the debauchery for prayers of serenity all I can say is I’m glad it isn’t me don’t don’t please don’t get me wrong I’m proud of all that you’ve achieved gone gone it’s been so long how many key rings do you really need down down another one gone another drinking buddy chooses to defect down down another one gone a few steps forward and 12 steps back down down another one gone another drinking buddy leaves the fold down down another one gone yet another lost to the cult.

SHERRY ANN – She feels the cold outside it’s beating at the door the highest mountaintop or lying on the floor she’s convinced it’s not hunger but fear she feels she’ll learn the hard way that it’s real she walked along that road so many times before she walked along that road and now she’s gone to far she hears the voices calling don’t you go then there are others screaming whoa oh oh sherry-anna more to get you through the night sherry-anna more the sun don’t shine sherry-anna more to get you through the night sherry-anna more the sun don’t seem to shine so bright can’t scratch the itch because it’s underneath her skin the boiling cold the freezing heat she must give in she smiled and waved the white flag when she knew she lost the war the dead don’t hear the voices calling anymore sherry-anna more to get you through the night sherry-anna more the sun don’t shine sherry-anna more to get you through the night sherry-anna more the sun don’t seem to shine so bright.

CARRY ON – My body aches and I’ve lost my mind I’m living on borrowed time I’ve lived a lifetime with not much to show all I got’s what I know accross the world I made lot’s of friends I stayed awake for weeks on end the fire burns but never burn out I carry on rude and loud I’m rude and loud so I shout it out Carry on I go carry on through the criticism and the praise carry on sorry dad I carried on clearly it’s no longer just a phase I’ve seen it all I’ve done it before I loved it then so now give me more I’ve drank the wine of every kind of grape can’t help if I’m a bit gesuip.

JIMMY POTZ – One night in a strange city on the town we walked in a late but not so straight bar that we found a different life that we were yet to know a different scene a different place to go oh what a crazy night when we met jimmy the hermaphrodite jimmy jimmy jimmy from the front behind jimmy told us of his little tale it turns out that jimmy was a little bit more than male while working after hours late one night he got such a fright when in the backroom he was shown the light he used to think his life was worthless till he discovered he had a duel purpose jimmy jimmy jimmy from the front behind.

QUITE CONTRARY – Everybody is searching for a reason some were hung drawn and quartered for treason you know one of them always beats one of those who’s to say then what rightly goes it’s liner systematic and we call it progression those who cannot see aren’t always blind it’s evolution or maybe regression climb the ladder one step at a time well maybe I don’t wanna know and maybe I don’t wanna go well maybe what you reap you sow Mary Mary I just wanna know how’s your garden grow they say no news is good news and what makes good news is bad stuck between your future and the past you had I know the counter balance will save me from a fall coz every ceiling has to have a floor somewhere along the line we lost the connection now Dionysus has been tamed subjected to dogmatic perception with Apollo at the reins well maybe I don’t wanna know and maybe I don’t wanna go well maybe what you reap you sow Mary Mary I just wanna know how’s your garden grow.

OUT OF CONTROL – fictitious motives & a fear of health it’s a new agenda to destroy yourself addiction conviction blurry lines and clouded vision temptation left me outside in the rain and it’s cold so cold i just took the time to taste the wine live my life i’m feeling fine with no remorse nothing to mend if i had to do it over i’d do it again i don’t have all the answers and in my quest to find all i got is more unanswered questions in my mind i’m going to burn crash and burn i’m out of control i live it up live it up in the name of rock ‘n roll when i see the face or hear the sound i forget to what i’m bound every time i think about what i’ve become i just don’t know if i can go on i’ve made my bed now let me lie with only time will i know there’s no pain or tears to cry for where i’ve gone or i go i’m going to burn crash and burn i’m out of control i live it up live it up in the name of rock ‘n roll some thai some blow a teenage ho ripped up caught up in a tornado it’s warm & bright it feels so right it’s futile to resist or fight you shut the door can return no more to the place once loved before a big black hole a pricey toll i’m out of control i’m going to burn crash and burn i’m out of control i live it up live it up in the name of rock ‘n roll.

EMPTY SPACES – Time’s ticking away from me and it seems to just go by is old Cronos aware of this does he even care to try everywhere I see traces of you different faces of you all around late at night it’s been haunting my dreams with the thought I could lose what I found it’s more than can say it’s more that I can show these empty spaces speak more than all the words I know I’ll be waiting for you I’ll be waiting for you I’ll be waiting for you my boy and I’ll be waiting for a little bit of explanation it’s just a bit much to take in I kicked the bottle kicked the pipe for this so maybe I’ll just kick back in it’s more than can say it’s more that I can show these empty spaces speak more than all the words I know I’ll be waiting for you I’ll be waiting for you I’ll be waiting for you my boy and I’ll be waiting for.

OPIUM FOR THE MASSES – Built on bones of the masses the shiny tower above everyone knows that all the roads to freedom are paved with blood keep them down keep them down keep them around them numbers are your source of might to educate is to liberate and when they learn they will stand up and fight no way it’s time to stand and fight choose how we wanna live our lives no way they keep them down to keep around I wanna hear the trumpet sound propaganda singing drowning out the cries they’ll find a way to spin it and still profit off the lies big man big man keep them around them push you up and stand you tall you know a big man is only bigger because someone else exists that’s small one day will be different someday just a thought finally an idea that can’t be packaged and bought well someday’s gonna happen there’s a new hope on the rise yes someday soon we’re gonna see the day when the masses dem a gon rise up and say no way will we take it now it’s time to stand and fight no way should our lives be tailored for your wrong and right no way we just want knowledge and you can keep your power no way coz once we know the truth there won’t be any tower no way no way no way no way no keeping down no keeping down for keeping them around no way no way no way no way no keeping down no keeping down I wanna hear that trumpet sound.

TOUROPE – Woken up at the crack of morning to the sound of fatty porn and gotta get up time to lock and load got about an hour or four of sleep on somebody’s floor but that’s how it goes when you’re on the road frisked by German border guards they felt us up and searched the car for the umpteenth time tonight we gonna rest heads in a hotel sharing beds not that we really mind hey hey hey got a show to play in another town tonight and it’s been so long hey hey hey got a show to play in another town hello goodbye we’re gone got back when day was dawning missed breakfast in the morning just in time to do it all again not too sure of place or day all I have are pretty vague recollections of just where I’ve been UK to red light Amsterdam cab bus plane back to the van and on to the next show from a run down squat in Austria to the nice folk of Slovenia and this is how it goes hey hey hey got a show to play in another town tonight and it’s been so long hey hey hey got a show to play in another town hello goodbye we’re gone last night it wasn’t planned it got a bit out of hand and we were on the run all this beer for free it plays with your sanity but it sure is fun threw some bikes into a lake we stole a boat and stayed up late we were pretty wrecked if we come back here again I somehow doubt they’ll let us in especially not Lübeck hey hey hey got a show to play in another town tonight and it’s been so long hey hey hey got a show to play in another town hello goodbye we’re gone.

JOHN & PHILIPPP’S SONG – Would you ever let me be a part of something that I am or maybe something that I am not do tell would you let your lies show if you saw would you then let me know deserted and denied shut out by the other side all punked up but I got no where to go we got here through lotsa lived life when you were not here I don’t think you’ll ever really know blinded by the lies that we once thought could lead the way they try to kill the truth for us but still we’ll have our say oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh 021.