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Savatage - Jesus Saves

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Savatage'1991

Jesus SavesRelease by: Atlantic Recording Corporation
The length can be different in the booklet, in the player and on the different disks.
1. Jesus Saves

(05:15)

2. Sammy And Tex

(05:00)

3. Ghost in the Ruins

(05:33)

4. A Little Too Far

(03:26)



 
Jesus Saves
[intro to Jesus saves spoken by the bum
"Hey, man, got a quarter?
You ain't got nothin' that's ok man, that's ok.
God bless you anyway. Here, I hope I didn't scare you or nothing like that. I, I ain't no bum or nothing
like that. Yeah, I I use to live uptown once once before too you know. No, no, I did I did really. Use to
come down here and look at all the characters. Never thought I'd be one of them though. Characters, man a
lot of characters.
He he, you got a minute, you got a minute, let me tell you a story about this friend of mine. D.T. Jesus
use to stand for Down Town Jesus. He use to sell drugs and stuff down there, and they called him - that's
why we use to call him DeTox. He was one character, one character that made it outa here.
Let me tell you about him."]

Jesus was a talker
Just an out-of-place New Yorker
He hung out on the boulevard
He was sellin' nickel candies
He was saving up all his quarters
Bought himself a cheap guitar
Started playin' bars
Kids came in their cars
Hear them shouting at the stage

Jesus saves
Jesus saves
Yes he does
Jesus saves

You know
Jesus he started changin'
Things got really strange
He saw his tee shirts everywhere
He started missing shows
The band came down to blows
But Jesus he just didn't care

Things got out of hand
And so he quit the band
Still the critics they would rave

Jesus saves
Jesus saves
Yes he does
Jesus saves

So the dice were cast
Today become the past
Jesus just disappeared
He was headed for New York
Or so his little label thought
And there he gave away the years

Last seen drinking wine
Beneath a flashing sign
Promising salvation to strays

Jesus saves
Jesus saves
Yes he does
Jesus saves
Hear him cut through the night
On those late night radio waves
Jesus saves
Yes he does
Jesus saves
 
 
Sammy And Tex
Hey D.T. what you been up to
It's been a real long time
And your bill's past due
Stop right there
Don't you look away
'Cause you've had your fun
Now it's time to pay

Well you know that I've been waiting
And I'm really very patient
But you've pushed me way too far
'Cause you own me thirty thousand
And with interest it's been growing
While you've hidden in these bars

Now I would have said duck it
But then money by the bucket
I hear you're raking in
So please forgive my diction
And prepare for crucifixion
While I write your next of kin

So please don't turn away
You borrowed now you've got to pay
Seems your mind's
Gone a bit off track
Time to readjust
'Cause Sammy's back

So Sammy started dealing
D.T. started reeling
As they tumbled to the floor
The furniture was flying
D.T. had thought of dying
When Tex walked through the door
Now Tex wasn't waiting
And without hesitation
Grabbed Sammy by the throat
Sammy started shakin'
A frightened slab of bacon
Hanging like a coat

Seemed things were going all right
Till Sammy pulled a knife

"If you want to cut the cards
Sammy's gonna up the odds"

Then everything was quiet
A street after the riot
Silence hung like death
And Tex he wasn't breathing
His body lay bleeding
A knife inside his chest

When D.T. saw his friend there
He quickly lost his terror
As something tore inside
His face was clenched in hatred
As his mind formulated
How this pimp would die

Sammy saw it in his eyes
Thought a retreat would be wise

"Seems I've stayed
A bit too long
So I'll take my things
And Sammy's gone"
 
 
Ghost in the Ruins
Got a limousine
I wanna show it
Future's looking good
I'll probably blow it
Had some parents once
But you'd never know it
Bank roll oversize
So what if I stole it

But who am I foolin'
I'm the king of the ruins

But I'm doin' well tonight
Got dreams to sell tonight

Got to belong
Try to hang on
Got to belong

Ghost in the ruins
I'm runnin' the street scene
Ghost in the ruins
Burnin' like gasoline
Ghost in the ruins
I'm takin' you in deep
Ghost in the ruins
East Side West Side playin' for keeps

See the runaway there on the corner
Just a throwaway but somebody's daughter
Had a pretty face so somebody bought her
Sellin' her soul away so put in your order

She knows what she's doin'
She's a ghost in the ruins
She's doin' it well tonight
She got dreams to sell tonight
She wants to belong
She knows what to do
She's got to hang on
Ghost in the ruins
I'm runnin' the street scene
Ghost in the ruins
Burnin' like gasoline
Ghost in the ruins
I'm takin' you in deep
Ghost in the ruins
East Side West Side
Playin' for keeps
Playin' for keeps
Yeah, yeah

Wants to belong
Knows what to do
You got to hang on
Ghost in the ruins
I'm runnin' the street scene
Ghost in the ruins
Burnin' like gasoline
Ghost in the ruins
I'm takin' you in deep
Ghost in the ruins
East Side West Side
Playin' for keeps

You know
I don't know anymore
I know
I know that you know
I know
I know that you know
I know
I know that you know
I don't know anymore
I know
I know that you know
I know
I know that you know
I know
I know that you know
I don't know anymore
I'm tellin' you
I don't know anymore
No, no
I don't know anymore
 
 
A Little Too Far
Do you remember
Look at me
At all the things we said we'd be
We'd beat the house
We'd push the odds
We'd take it all we had the cards

With years to burn
And years to trash
Livin' life based on flash
But somehow reaching for the stars
I think we went a bit too far

Got to get back
Got to get back
Got to get back
I never meant to take it this far
Got to get back
Got to get back
Got to get back

When everything you touch turns gold
Can weigh you down
Can make you old
When metal doesn't ring the same
Reaction from inside your brain
And all the years we offered up
To gods who couldn't get enough
Though we still stay up all night
The mornings aren't quite as bright

Got to get back
Got to get back
Got to get back
I never meant to take it this far
Got to get back
Got to get back
Got to get back

And all those things we thought we learned
As we watch our bridges burn
While standing in the afterglow
I guess we gave them quite a show
And who's to say what it's about
When John Wayne caught the last train out
And Spock and Kirk have had enough
And no one's left to beam me up

Got to get back
Got to get back
Got to get back
I never meant to take it this far
Got to get back
Got to get back
Got to get back
I never meant to take it this far
Yeah
Oh ho
I never meant to take it this far
 
Lineup:
Jon Oliva - vocal, keys
Criss Oliva (Christopher Michael Oliva) - guitar
Johnny Lee Middleton - bass guitar
Steve Wacholz (Doc) - drums

Guests:
 
Produced by Paul o'Neill.



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