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Billy Idol

℗ 1993 Chrysalis Records 7243 8 26018

Billy Idol  1993  Cyberpunk

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Wasteland

(Billy Idol Mark Younger-Smith)

Out into the wasteland
Out into the wasteland
No religion
No religion, no religion at all
No religion
No religion, no religion at all
No religion, no religion at all
No religion
No religion, no religion at all
No religion
No religion at all
No religion
Emissionary man amongst the heathen
Can't you see a modern primitive
I came back, I'm gonna find,
I'm gonna give religion
When there was, no religion at all
I'm outta the wasteland
I'm into this head man
I'm outta the wasteland
No religion at all
I'm outta the wasteland
I'm into this head man
I'm outta the wasteland
No religion, no religion at all
There's a man in need of resurrection
(No religion)
Can't you see a modern primitive
(No religion)
But I'm a man I need my love and
freedom (No religion)
When there was no freedom at all
I'm outta the wasteland
I'm into this head man
I'm outta the wasteland
No religion at all
I'm outta the wasteland
I'm into this head man
I'm outta the wasteland
No religion, no religion at all
No religion
No religion at all
No religion
No religion at all
In VR land
The future of fun
Tell me what to do
In VR law
Computer crime
Um, so sublime
A fantasy scene
In my machine
Give me secret of life
Let me know, yeah, what I am
And you know that I could get
Outta the wasteland
I'm into this head man
I'm outta the wasteland
No religion at all
I'm outta the wasteland
I'm into this head man
I'm outta the wasteland
No religion, no religion at all
I'm outta the wasteland
So far from the the deadland
Ow, I'm outta the wasteland
No religion, no religion yeah
I'm outta the wasteland
So far from the the deadland
Yeah, I'm outta the wasteland
No religion, no religion at all
No religion, no religion at all
No religion
No religion, no religion at all
No religion
No religion, no religion at all
No religion
No religion, no religion at all
No religion at all
No religion at all
No religion

Shock To The System

SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM
words and music by: Billy Idol/Mark Younger-Smith, 1993

Woah yeah
It was a night, L.A., burning bright
Oh what a night
Say yeah,come on
It makes my world stand still
Ahh riot, rape, race and revolution, ah yeah
Here come the fire, and my world burns still
Yoww say yeah
Well, you can rock this land baby yowww
Like a shock to the system
I feel good, well alright
Like a shock to the system
Say yeah, ain't it irie
It was a night
Hell of a night, L.A., it really was
Oh what a riot
I said yeah, come on
It makes my life feel real
Fear police and civil corruption oh yeah
Is there a man who would be king
And the world stood still
Ah yeah loud
You can rock this land baby
Yeahhh
Like a shock to the system
It feel good, well alright
Like a shock to the system
I said yeah, come on baby
Shock to the system
Feel good, well alright
Like a shock, shock to the system
I say yeah, I say yeah, I say yeah
Come on baby
Yeah, well you can rock this land baby
Like a shock, shock to the system
It feel good, well alright
Like a shock to the system
I say yeah
Ain't it irie
Shock to the system
It feel good, well alright
Like a shock to the system
I say yeah
I say yeah
I say yeah, come on baby
Shock to the, shock to the
Shock to the system
Loud I gotta
Shock to the, shock to the
Shock to the system
Yeah I gotta
Shock to the, shock to the
Shock to the system
Yeah I gotta
Shock to the, shock to the
Shock to the system
You could be king
[laugh]
Or I could be king
Yeah well
You could be king
Or I could be king
Well I gotta
You could be king
Say it louder
The world still burns
You could be king
I could be king
Yeah well
You could be king
Say it louder
I could be king
You could be king
Say it louder
The world still burns

Tommorow People

TOMORROW PEOPLE
words and music by: Billy Idol/Mark Younger-Smith, 1993

A time warp scene
A cy-fi story
A dirt coloured love
Hey hope for glory
I like to fight,
I kill global oppression
If I quit, no hope of redemption
Blue eyes crying in the rain
For how long
Tomorrow people
I laugh tomorrow gone
For how long
Tomorrow people
Tomorrow people
Well you know I'm free on arrival
Left behind my babe, by guilt of survival
I don't know where I'm runnin' to
I lost my love, lost my hold,
I lost my heaven too
Blue eyes crying in the rain
For how long
Tomorrow people
I laugh tomorrow gone
For how long
Tomorrow people
Blue eyes crying in the rain
For how long
Tomorrow people
I laugh tomorrow gone
For how long, soon come
Tomorrow people
Tomorrow people
Yah come on loud
Now my life is truly misspent
I said
I'm here to tell you, to tell you
That I won't repent
World War III
Death pain
It's fate lets do it again
Tomorrow man
Tomorrow people
Tomorrow man
Tomorrow people
Tomorrow man
A time warp scene
A ci-fy story (Tomorrow people)
A dirt coloured sky (Tomorrow people)
New hope for glory
I like to fight
I kill global oppression
(Tomorrow people)
When I quit, new hope for redemption
(Tomorrow people)
Blue eyes crying in the rain
Tomorrow people
I laugh tomorrow gone
Tomorrow people
Tomorrow people
Tomorrow people
Tomorrow people
Tomorrow people

Adam in Chains

(Billy Idol Robin Hancock)

Do you want to be hypnotized
All you have to do is move your body
In what ever way feels comfortable for you
Just let yourself sink into the groove
And move
Fix your eyes on a spot
It doesn't matter where
Just fix your eyes on on espot
And begin to relax
Feel your mind and body
Beginning to wind down
Wind down, wind down and relax
If you have any thoughts
Just let them drift through your mind
Like beautiful clouds
Across a clear blue sky
Just through your mind and away from you
Through your mind and away
As you relax
Deeper, deeper and deeper relax
Just let go of stress and tension
Let go of worry and doubt and relax
Imagine a staircase standing in front of you
With ten, wide, safe, stairs
Down, down to a perfect relaxation
Down to peace and contentment
Down towards the happiness that you deserve
And as I count down from ten
Take one step with each number
One step down
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Deeper, deeper, deeper relax
That's it just let go and relax
You've stolen my heart it's true
You see the shape of things to come
Why give up our lives to the brutes and fools
Tear it all apart
You see the shape of things to come
Why? this now girl
Will we kill each other
Like Adam in chains
I want revenge
Like Adam in chains
I want revenge
Adam in chains
They've broken your heart
Ah yeah, they're gonna tear your world apart
Why make up a lie
And believe it's true
Ah, tear it all apart
I know the shape of things to come
Why this now girl
Will we murder each other
Like Adam in chains
I want revenge
Like Adam in chains
I want revenge
Like Adam in chains
I want revenge
Want revenge
In the mind of a madman
There are colour explosions
An eclipse of emotion
Why tear our world apart
Why tear it all apart
Why tear our world apart girl

Neuromancer

(Billy Idol Mark Younger-Smith Robin Hancock Ace Mackay-Smith Greg Stump)

Age of destruction
Age of oblivion
Age of destruction
Age of oblivion
Discovered love,
In the rancid days of ruin
My body's sweatin' toxins,
Of my own demise
Only from space, can you see
How much earth is burning
Smokin' out the innocense inside
The child
It's the age of destruction
In a world of corruption
It's the age of destruction
And they hand us oblivion
Neuromancer and I'm trancing
I'm the Neuromancer  and I'm trancing
Man wallows in his insatiable greed
More in the answer that sweats
From desparate palms
Turn on the lies, the secrets,
Of our desolation,
Or be smothered, by the red hot core
It's the age of destruction,
In a world of corruption
It's the age of destruction
And they hand us oblivion
The neuromancer and I'm trancing
I'm the neuromancer and I'm trancing
I'm the neuromancer  I'm trancing
Trancing
Trancing
and I'm trancing
Denied love in the age of ruin
Suicide toxins of my own demise
In cyberspace, you know how much
The earth ain't learning
Smoking out the man, inside the child  yeah
It's the age of destruction
In a world of corruption
It's the age of destruction
And they hand us oblivion
The neuromancer and I'm trancing
I'm the neuromancer and I'm trancing
Neuromancer  trancing
Neuromancer  trancing
Neuromancer  trancing
Neuromancer
Age of destruction
Age of the neuromancer
Age of destruction
Age of oblivion
Age of destruction
Age of the neuromancer

Power Junkie

POWER JUNKIE
words and music by: Billy Idol/Mark Younger-Smith, 1993

I'm out of control
I think I'm goin' crazy
I'm out of my mind
You can see it in my eyes
I'm lookin' for love
In all of your faces
I'm lookin' for love
I think I'm goin' crazy
I feel tonight
We're bought and sold
Ah yeah
Think I'll overload
Think I'll overload
I'm talkin' about crazy
I'm talkin' about crazy
I'm a mad man
I shook up the world
I'm a crazy man
Ain't that right
This ball of confusion
Too big for the both of us
Get out of my town tonight
I'm a mad man
I wanna shake up the world
I'm a crazy man
I'm goin' crazy
I'm goin' crazy
Suck on my love meat
Now suck on my steed
I gotta go crazy
If you know what I mean
I'm goin' crazy
I'm goin' crazy
I'm a mad man
Crazy
I'm looking for you
Through all of these faces
Waiting so long
I think I'm going crazy
I'm lookin' at you
Feel my direction
A yeah
No reason to survive
Yeah I'm talkin 'bout crazy
Ha ha ha think I'm gonna blow
I'm a mad man
I shook up the world
I'm a crazy man
Ain't that right
This ball of confusion
Too big for the both of us
Get outta my town tonight
Haha
I'm a mad man
I wanna shake up the world
I'm a crazy man
I'm goin' crazy
Haha
Suck on my love meat
Now suck on my steed
I gotta go crazy
If you know what I mean
I'm goin' crazy
I'm goin' crazy
I'm a mad man
I'm goin' crazy
Talk about crazy
I'm looking for you
In all of these faces
I'm looking for you
I think I'm ging crazy
I'm lookin' for love
I'm out of my mind
Ah yeah I think I'm going crazy
I'm a mad man
I shook up the world
I'm a crazy man
Ain't that right
This ball of confusion
Too big for the both of us
Get outta my town tonight
Yeah I'm a mad man
I gotta shake up the world
I'm a crazy man
I'm goin' crazy
I'm goin' crazy
I'm a mad man
I'm goin' crazy

Love Labors On

LOVE LABOURS ON
words and music by: Billy Idol/Mark Younger-Smith, 1993

Back thru time, I know
You're calling me
For a saviour--I know
It's my destiny
So I'm gonna rise
Face the morning sun
Feel it calling me,
Wanting me
Believes in me
Love labours on
Love labours on
Back thru time, I know
I'm a wanted man
Oh momma, I know
Gave me grace, not to lose
So I'm gonna get up--cleansed
Face the morning rain
I feel it touching me,
Healing me
Believes in me
Love labours on
Love labours on
Feel it wanting me,
Knowing me,
Believe, yeah
Love labours on
Love labours on
Ooh
Ooh
Are you wanting,
I know cuz you're calling me, yeah
Are you needing,
Yeah cuz you need from me
Wanting me,
Reaching me,
Wanting me,
Knowing me,
Believes in me.
Love labours on
Love labours on
Love labours on
Love labours on
Labours on
Love labours on
Love labours on

Herion

HEROIN
Written by Lou Reed , "Jesus died...not mine" used by permission
Of Linda Music Corporation,with grateful thanks to Patti Smith.

Well I wish, I was born
A thousand years ago
And I wish that I sailed
The darkened sea
On a great big clipper ship
Goin' from this land into that
In a sailors suit and cap
Away from the big city -
Away from the big city
Where a man cannot be free
Of all the evils in this town
And of himself and those around
And I'm closin' in on death
And I guess that I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know
Ah - Jesus died for somebody's sins
But not mine
Jesus died for somebody's sins
But not mine
I don't know just where I'm goin' - Ahh
But I'm gonna try for the kingdom
if I can - yeah
'Cause it makes me feel like I'm a man
When I put a spike into my vein
And I tell you things aren't quite
the same
It's a mainline to my pain
Jesus died for somebody's sins
But not mine - HEROIN
Jesus died for somebody's sins
(I can feel it)
But not mine - HEROIN
I said, Jesus died for somebody's sins
But not mine - HEROIN
I have made a very big decision
I gonna try to nullify my life -
you know
I get so low and then the smack flows
I don't care I'm gonna make it my wife
Because when the blood begins to flow
And shoots up the droppers neck
And I'm closin' in on death
You can all go take a walk
And I guess that I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know
Jesus died for somebody's sins
But not mine - HEROIN
Jesus died for somebody's sins
(I can feel it)
But not mine - HEROIN
I said, Jesus died for somebody's sins
But not mine - HEROIN
I said, Jesus died for somebody's sins
But not mine - HEROIN not mine,
HEROIN, smack attack
Jesus died for somebody's sins
But not mine - HEROIN
Jesus died for somebody's sins
But not mine - HEROIN
Jesus died for somebody's sins
But not mine - HEROIN
Jesus died for somebody's sins
But not mine - HEROIN
Smack attack
Don't touch that needle
V.R. H E R O I N
V.R. H E R O I N
V.R. HELL H E R O I N (forever)
And I'm closin' in on death
H E R O I N

Shangrila

SHANGRILA
words and music by: Billy Idol/Mark Younger-Smith, 1993

I'm bathing in warm liquid colour
Feel every cell in my body is music
Floating in hyperspacial sound
Visualizing the landscapes of my mind
I'm opening the door to inner space
I'm feeling the vibrasound
We can live forever
We can live forever
Strike that gong
We can live forever
Our love can live forever
In shangrila
Transform with inner guidance
To a place of peace and paradise
(Oh what a feeling)
Relax let your thoughts drift away
(Oh what a feeling)
Live in belief and harmony
(Chance of freedom)
We can live forever
We can live forever
Stike that gong
We can live forever
Our love can live forever
In shangrila om
In shangrila om
Access your new state of mind
Dedication discipline
Searching the sensory science
Has resulted in shangrila
We can live forever
(Forever & ever & ever)
We can live forever
Our love could live forever
In shangrila
We can live forever
(Forever & ever & ever)
We can live forever
Strike that gong
We can live forever
In shangrila om
A piece of a dream
The color of green
The color of healing
In shangrila
Color of love
In shangrila
I feel the sacred healing chants
I feel the moment
Of my death
I feel the higher learning
I feel the realization of forgiveness
Compassion and loving kindness
Om

Concrete Kingdom

(Billy Idol Mark Younger-Smith)

I hear cries tonight
I hear cries tonight
Ain't no love
Ain't no life
I hear cries tonight
I hear cries tonight
I hear cries tonight
I hear, I hear
I hear cries tonight
I hear cries tonight
I hear cries tonight
I hear, I hear
Like all of the best, We've been taken
Like all of the lost, we've been had
Pray God, kingdom come, deliver us,
Amen
All life, is it lost, have they won
Ain't no love in a concrete kingdom,
Ain't much life
Ain't no life in a concrete kingdom,
I hear cries tonight
Ain't no love
Ain't no life
Ain't no right,
What's for my son
When all of the good,
Have been taken
Where all of the lost,
Have gone
Ravaged, then raped, annihilation-amen
All life, is it lost, have they won
Ain't no love in a concrete kingdom
Ain't much light
Ain't no life in a concrete kingdom
I hear the cries tonight
Ain't no love
Ain't no light
Ain't no right
Ain't much love in a concrete kingdom,
Ain't much light
What's for my son
I - I wanna know why
I wanna know why,
We're shrinking from the sun
I said now I, I wanna know why
I wanna know why, there's poison - Everyone
There ain't no love, in a concrete kingdom
Ain't much light
Ain't no life in a concrete kingdom
I hear the cries tonight - I hear, I hear
Ain't no love
Ain't no light
Ain't no right
Ain't much love in a concrete kingdom
Ain't much light
Ain't no light - in a concrete kingdom
Ain't no light
Ain't no right
Ain't no light
Ain't no right
What's for my son

Venus

(Billy Idol Mark Younger-Smith)

Aha aha
Aha aha
You know you, me, we are so lonely
You look to me I'll be there my only
'Cause you say you want me
More, more, more
And you say that you need me
It won't be long and I'll be holdin'
'Cause you say you want me
More, more, more
One touch of Venus
And she'll receive us
One touch of Venus
Yeah yeah
One touch of Venus
And she'll receive us
I said yeah yeah
I know we'll take a ride
We'll pass the stars and be home tonight
'Cause you, me, way above the stars, (stars)
We ain't dreamin'
And we're livin'
One touch of Venus
And she'll receive us
One touch of Venus
Mmm Yeah yeah
One touch of Venus
And she'll receive us
I said yeah yeah
Ain't I got the might
Ain't I got the right
Unh, huh for a touch of Venus
Aha aha
You me we ain't so far from home
You me we ain't got far to go
You me here above the stars
One touch of Venus
And she'll receive us
One touch of Venus
Mmm Yeah yeah
One touch of Venus
And she'll receive us
One touch of Venus
Mmm yeah yeah
One touch of Venus
And she'll receive us
I said yeah yeah
Way above the stars
Ain't I got the right
For a touch of Venus
Ain't I got the right
For a touch of Venus

Then The Night Comes

THEN THE NIGHT COMES
words and music by: Billy Idol/Mark Younger-Smith, 1993

In this world of wild illusion
My room cold as the grave
Yes she knows I never pull my shade
Is it a fear, fear of madness
Or some strange alchemy
Is it a fear of fear itself
I think I'll get deranged
Then the night comes
I'm gonna be free
[Never enough then the night comes]
Then the night comes
I'm gonna be me
Never enough, haunts my psyche
Never enough, forever
Never enough as I begin to shroooom
Here she comes so wild so horny
My sony eyed medusa
She's acting strange, insane
Oh yeah, we're gonna get deranged
Then the night comes
She's gonna be free
Yeah, then the night comes
I'm gonna be me
Then the night comes
Baby make me
If the devil comes
He's gonna tangle with me
I take some GHB
I feel love, joy
And wonderful ringing music
Now, I just got to be me
We're here now, embrace this madness
We're here now, for sorcery
We're here now, there is no sadness
So take this town and bring it down
When the night comes
I'm gonna be free
[Never enough then the night comes]
Then the night comes
I'm gonna be me
Then the night comes
Yeah, then she comes
Mmm baby, I'm gonna be free
Yeah yeah, then the night comes
Wooo, then the night comes
Come on, woo, then the night comes
Come on yeah then the night comes
Then the night comes
Mmm, then the night comes
Alright, then the night comes
Eyeeeeaaaa, we're alright
When the night comes

Mother Dawn

MOTHER DAWN
words and music by: Durga McBroom/Martin Glover, 19XX

Hold me, hold me
Breathe the light into me
Hold me, hold me
Mother dawn
Mother dawn
Dancing 'round the fire
Circling the flame
Listen to the shadows calling out my name
They say
Rock me like a baby
Cradle me in the light
Bathe me in a rainbow
Sun restore my sight
Hold me, hold me
Breathe the light into me
Hold me, hold me
Mother dawn (All night long yeah)
Hold me, hold me
Breathe the light into me (All night long yeah)
Hold me, hold me
Mother dawn
Look into the light
Come and take a journey through the land of night
Darkness strokes the face and
Steals away the sight
Night is all around me
Stars are in my hair
I feel them tangled in the secrets we'll find hidden there all right
Reaching through the madness
To the other side
Where the sun is rising
With her arms held wide
Hold me, hold me
Breathe the light into me
Hold me, hold me
Mother dawn (All night long yeah)
(Till the dawn light comes)
Hold me, hold me
Breathe the light into me (All night long yeah)
Hold me, hold me
Mother dawn (All night long)
(I know you're gonna love me)
(I know you're gonna love me)
One star flew against the tapestry of the night
And the earth revolved in perfect symmetry
To a symphony of sun
The moon danced its final bow
As the birth of day
Exploded
In my eyes
Reaching through the madness
To the other side
Where the sun is rising
With her arms held wide
Rock me like a baby
Cradle me in light
You're gonna bathe me in a rainbow
And the sun restore my sight
Hold me, hold me
Breathe the light into me
Hold me, hold me
Mother dawn
Hold me, hold me (All night long yeah)
Breathe the light into me
(Till the dawn light comes yeah)
Hold me, hold me (All night long yeah)
Mother dawn (I know you're gonna love me yeah)
I know you're
Gonna love me
All night long yeah
Till the dawn light comes
All night long yeah
I know you're gonna love me love me
All night long yeah
Till the dawn light comes
All night long yeah
I know you're gonna love me love me
Mother dawn