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W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children

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W.A.S.P.'1989

The Headless ChildrenRelease by: Snapper Music

W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children
The length can be different in the booklet, in the player and on the different disks.
1. The Heretic (The Lost Child)

(07:22)

2. The Real Me
    (by Pete Townshend.)

(03:20)

3. The Headless Children

(05:47)

4. Thunderhead

(06:49)

5. Mean Man

(04:47)

6. The Neutron Bomber

(04:10)

7. Mephisto Waltz

(01:28)

8. Forever Free

(05:08)

9. Maneater

(04:46)

10. Rebel in the F.D.G.

(05:08)

Bonus(es):
11. Locomotive Breath
    (by Jethro Tull.)

(02:59)

12. For Whom the Bell Tolls

(03:47)

13. Lake of Fools

(05:32)

14. War Cry

(05:33)

15. L.O.V.E. Machine
    (Live at Hammersmith'1989)

(04:47)

16. Blind in Texas
    (Live at Hammersmith'1989)

(06:53)



 
The Heretic (The Lost Child)
These fits of depression are torturing me
The lives that I seen won't breathe again
A sad child of madness, they'll never be free
Born again to die, the agonies begin

And soldiers keep coming - like warriors they die
But gangland's alive when mothers cry
Cause hate's blind addictions, a killing machine
And it burns on the fuel of shattered lives - lost child, lost child

The seeds of all evil are sown in their minds
And harvest the sad fields of woe
Cause dead boys are martyrs
That live on forever
But now it's too late for their souls

Standing on sanities too fragile edge
And worship the "Lord of the Flies"
And wade through the slaughter
You've made of thy brother
And drown in his blood then when he dies

You see in their eyes
They're the lost child
See in their eyes
You see in their eyes
They're the lost child
See in their eyes

Don't turn out the lights
Cause there's demons in the night
And they prey on the fears in us all
They hide inside and wait
And they shun the light of day
The screams in their dreams fill us all

Children of the night
Such a sad tune they rhyme
The bloody boys that sing a wicked song
And for all of them they're just memories in the wind

Rise and see
It's the dawn of insanity
Keeper of the gates of fire
And the Heretic has said
You don't have to be afraid
Till I - till I come to get ya
And child in time
On the swords edge you ride
And cast a spell of Heresy
And die in vain
Like a wild dog in chains
And no-one can save
Or set you free
 
 
The Real Me
(by Pete Townshend.)
I went back to the doctor to get another shrink
I sit and tell him about my weekend, but he never can change what he thinks
Can you see the real me, doctor - doctor
Can you see the real me, doctor, ooh doctor

I went back to my mother, I said I'm crazy ma help me
She said I know how it feels son
Cause it runs in the family
Come on tell me can you see the real me mother mother
Can you see the real me mother whoa mother

Can you see can you see
Can you see the real me
Can you see, can you see the real me
The real me, the real me, the real me

The cracks between the pavement stones
Like rivers of flowing rain
Strange people who know me
From behind every window pane
The girl I used to love
Lives in this yellow house
Yesterday she passed me by she don't want to know me now

Can you see the real me, can ya, can ya
Can you see the real me, can ya, whoa ya

I ended up with the Preacher full of lies and hate
I seemed to scare him a little ha ha
So he showed me to the golden gate
Whoa can you see the real me, Preacher
Preacher, can you see the real me, Preacher whoa ya

Can you see, can you see, can you see, whoa ya
Can you see the real me doctor, doctor
Can you see the real me mama
Can you see the real me me me me
 
 
The Headless Children
Father come save us from this
Madness we're under
God of Creation are we blind?
Cause some here are slaves
That worship guns that spit thunder
The children that you've made
Have lost their minds

This monster that we call the earth
Is bleeding
Cause the children have been
Left alone too long
This thing that we've made is fat
And feeds on the hate
Of the millions that it's taught to sing
The song

The Headless Children
The screams that fill the night
Fill the night fill the night fill the night 
The headless children
The madness steals the light
Steals the light steals the light steals the light

Time bombs in the hands of all the wicked warbabies
Light the fuse of temptation and we all burn
Four horsemen sit high up in the saddle
And waiting and ride the bloody trail of no return

Sleeping in the arms of a nightmare and
Wake to find we've been away too long
This Frankenstein of flesh
Stitched together back from death
And preying on the souls of everyone

The headless children
The screams that fill the night
Fill the night fill the night fill the night 
The headless children
The madness steals the light
Steals the light steals the light steals the light
 
 
Thunderhead
Oh Thunderhead, you're a man with a problem
Ahh - old habits too hard to break
And soon you'll be dead from that poison that you're on
Oh - the venom that's worse than the snakes

And I say, hey, hey, hey
Oh no, hey-hey-hey
Oh no, hey-hey-hey - white thunder
Needles and pins a dead man you're in
So deep you'll never climb out
Hey-hey-hey
Oh no, hey-hey-hey
Oh no, hey-hey-hey - white thunder
A gun to your head, the trigger you're dead
It's quicker and there ain't no doubt

Oh thunderhead, tie it off you're in heaven
Oh you'll drown in the Heroin flood
And die in your bed and sweat and detox
You're leaving this world
Oh your epitaph's written in blood

And I said
Hey-hey-hey
Oh no, hey-hey-hey
Oh no, hey-hey-hey - white thunder
Needles and pins a dead man you're in
So deep you'll never climb out
Hey-hey-hey
Oh no, hey-hey-hey
Oh no, hey-hey-hey - white thunder
A gun to your head, the trigger you're dead
It's quicker and there ain't no doubt

Killer - ya scream and ya bleed
Thriller - you spread your disease
Watch out, watch out

Thunderhead - yes - I am your master
Will you steal for me - yes
Will you ruin yourself and give everything unto me - yes
Will you lie, cheat, deceive, dishonor everything
And even kill thy brother for me - yes, yes
Will you worship only me as your true master - yes
Thunderhead, will you die for me - yes master

Hey-hey-hey
Oh no, hey-hey-hey
Oh no, hey-hey-hey - white thunder
Needles and pins a dead man you're in
So deep you'll never climb out
Hey-hey-hey
Oh no, hey-hey-hey
Oh no, hey-hey-hey - white thunder
A gun to your head, the trigger you're dead
It's quicker and there ain't no doubt
 
 
Mean Man
A tattooed madman, I am hell on wheels
Born a wicked child left alone in the fields
My father was the wind, my mother was fire
Raised by the wolves and I grew up wild
A kamikaze man, a hollering "Banzai"
Never crash and burn, never gonna die
Cannibal is me, ya squeal and shout
I chew ya up and spit ya out

Storms a c-c-coming and it's gonna be me
Here comes Trouble, with a capital "T"

Cause I'm a mean mother fucking man
I gotta scream, that's what I am
All the way, all the way
Cause I'm a mean mother fucking man,
Riding the wind and know I'll be damned
All the way, all the way
All the way

Chewbacca in the rye
The water of fire
A terror in the flesh, a killer for hire
California man
I'm white line, "Homer"
The unruly one they call the "Blond Bomber"
Scooter gypsy, I'm a renegade
An orphan of the road
A live hand grenade
Never gonna quit before my time
When the moon gets high, then I'll be blind

Mad dog 20-20's king
I drink that stuff and start getting obscene

Cause I'm a mean mother fucking man
I gotta scream, that's what I am
All the way, all the way
Cause I'm a mean mother fucking man,
Riding the wind and know I'll be damned
All the way, all the way
All the way

I'm a motorcycle man
Don't never give a damn
I lie when the truth serves better
The Marquis De Sade
I cheat and steal and rob
A Heavy Metal Creature

Cause I'm a mean mother fucking man
I gotta scream, that's what I am
All the way, all the way
Cause I'm a mean mother fucking man
I gotta scream, that's what I am
All the way, all the way
Cause I'm a mean mother fucking man,
Riding the wind and know I'll be damned
All the way, all the way
 
 
The Neutron Bomber
He came from the East
They called him a beast
This king of terror insane
Neutron Ronnie, the people would whisper his name
Dangerous and mad
A torch in his hand
Spread fire by the light of the moon
Ooh, pyrotechnical wizard of doom

Oh no here comes Ronnie
Ah the boy with the flame
All his life has been burning inside
Oh no no here comes Ronnie
Ah the bombers insane
Ah till he dies it'll burn in his eyes

A phantom so cool
At midnight would rule
And Molotov cocktail would rain
Babies screamin'
And house would go up in flames
When next Ronnie goes, nobody knows
But inside him's where Lucifer hides
Ooh, he's the boy with the bombs at his side

Ooh no here comes Ronnie
Ah the boy with the flame
Ah his life has been burning inside
Oh no no here comes Ronnie
Ah the bombers insane
Ah till he dies it'll burn in his eyes

Oh no here comes Ronnie
Ah the boy with the flame
Ah his life has been burning inside
Oh no no here comes Ronnie
Ah the bombers insane
Ah till he dies it'll burn in his eyes
 
 
Mephisto Waltz
(Instrumental)
 
 
Forever Free
I ride all alone and can't see
The road to nowhere anymore
And shadows whispers are calling me
To forbidden forests by the shore
And there she fell, deep in the night
One breath away from heavens light
And she said - don't cry for me, I'm leaving you

The wind cries her name in the breeze
But I can't hold her anymore
Some fallen angel had come to me
And fell too heavy on my soul
And stole from me the love that I heard
Lords of time say never die
And she said - don't cry for me, because I'll be

Riding the wind forever free
High in the wind forever free
I'll ride the wind forever free
High in the wind forever free
Forever free

Forever in my hearts a fire, a fire burning
I wake up nights and hear her crying, crying my name

Riding the wind forever free
High in the wind forever free
I'll ride the wind forever free
High in the wind forever free
 
 
Maneater
Turn loose the lightning metal hawks
And set me free
Turn loose my crying metal hearts' 1200 C.C.
Cold steel forever I'm gonna ride
And burn the flame
It feels like thunder, it's breathing fire
And can't be tamed

Thunder rolling down the highway
These wheels of fire eat you alive - them
Outlaw riders going my way
A Harley child until I die

Maneater - born free I ride
Maneater - wings of freedom
Burn the line for metal minds

Run to scorching desert sun
V-twins will scream
Into the blackness of the night, at twisting speed
High on the hawg I'm riding on
Engines explode
It feels like thunder, it's breathing fire
It rules the road

Milwaukee metal on the highway
These wheels of fire eat you alive - them
Outlaw riders going my way
Only the strong here will survive

Maneater - born free I ride
Maneater - wings of freedom
Burn the line for metal minds

Them bad boys riding on forever
When they die, they ride in Harley heaven

Maneater - born free I ride
Maneater - wings of freedom
Burn the line for metal minds
 
 
Rebel in the F.D.G.
I live my life like
A shot in the wind
If tomorrow don't come I know
I stole my share of fun for me
Cause I'm too fast, too rad
I'm going wasted when I go
The cost of freedom's never free
It's the deep six, it's my fix
It's my best friend
Cause it's my way or the highway
I tell ya it's the living end

I'm a rebel in the F.D.G.
And I say only God in heaven knows
I'm a bad child, come and love me
And I say oh, yeah
I'm a rebel in the F.D.G.
And I say only God in heaven knows
I'm a bad child, come and love me
And I say oh, yeah

If you're fast ya might last
Slow ya gotta go
A wild one in the decadent zoo
Ooh, I lick up all my seven deadly sins
Cause I'm too hot, too cool
Oh I been playing in the fire of fools
I might burn, but I'll burn in the wind
It's the deep six, it's my fix
It's the big jam
Cause it's my way or the highway
I'll tell ya what I am

I'm a rebel in the F.D.G.
And I say only God in heaven knows
I'm a bad child, come and love me
And I say oh, yeah
I'm a rebel in the F.D.G.
And I say only God in heaven knows
I'm a bad child, come and love me
And I say oh, yeah

Oh I, I feel the heat and I
I touch the flesh and bone
And I feel the kiss of fire
Too fast to live, too fast to die
Mom and Daddy say, "I'm dancing in the fire"

Sometimes I feel like an animal in a cage
I pace back and forth, and look around
For something to sink my teeth into
But nobody knows what's going on inside me

I'm a rebel in the F.D.G.
And I say only God in heaven knows
I'm a bad child, come and love me
And I say oh, yeah
I'm a rebel in the F.D.G.
And I say only God in heaven knows
I'm a bad child, come and love me
And I say oh, yeah
 
 
Locomotive Breath
(by Jethro Tull.)
 
 
For Whom the Bell Tolls
 
 
Lake of Fools
 
 
War Cry
 
 
L.O.V.E. Machine
(Live at Hammersmith'1989)
 
 
Blind in Texas
(Live at Hammersmith'1989)
 
Lineup:
Steven Duran (Blackie Lawless) - vocal, guitar
Christopher John Holmes - guitar
Johnny Rod - guitar, vocal

Guests:
Frankie Banali - drums, percussion
Kenneth William David Hensley - keys
Diana Fannel - back-vocal
Lita Ford - back-vocal
Mark Humphreys - back-vocal
Jimi Image - back-vocal
Minka Kelly - back-vocal
Thomas Neilen - back-vocal
Cathj Paige - back-vocal
Mike Solan - back-vocal
Kevin Wallace - back-vocal
Melba Wallace - back-vocal
Ron Wallace - back-vocal
 
Produced by Blackie Lawless.



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