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Blue Oyster Cult lyrics

Album: Heaven Forbid [1998]

Tracks11
 01  See You in Black
 02  Harvest Moon
 03 Power Underneath Despair
 04 X-Ray Eyes
 05  Hammer Back
 06  Damaged
 07 Cold Gray Light of Dawn
 08  Real World
 09  Live for Me
 10 Still Burnin'
 11  In Thee
all Blue Oyster Cult lyrics



See You in Black
I'd like to see you in black
It'd make me feel like your husband's dead
I'd like to see you in black
We could make him suffer instead

I'd like to see you in black I'd like to see you in black
I'd like to see you in black I'd like to see you in black

You can't lie to me Ann
You can't pretend he isn't beating you up
I saw the marks on your hands
I saw the blood on your coffee cup

I'd like to see you in black I'd like to see you in black
I'd like to see you in black I'd like to see you in black
I'd like to see you in black I'd like to see you in black
I'd like to see you in black
I'd like to see you in black

The wind plucks your black lace gown
You're standin' proudly beside his grave
I see you wearing black
Gently smiling and oh so brave

We'll run away to Greece
We'll walk the ruins of the Parthenon
We'll drink ouzo in our tub
Watch the dust billow 'til the night's gone

I'd like to see you in black I'd like to see you in black
I'd like to see you in black I'd like to see you in black
I'd love to see you in black I'd love to see you in black
I'd like to see you in black
I'd like to see you in black
In black
In blackback to top
Harvest Moon
This place has a history
The Spaniards settled here
They burned the town and fields
They moved away from here
My grandma often told me
She knew it peaceful here
The war took all the vigor
War took the best from here

Ahh ahh ahh ahh When the wind turns
Ahh ahh ahh ahh And blows the leaves from the trees
Ahh ahh ahh ahh Harvest moon

I see the days grow shorter
I feel the nights grow cold Harvest moon
Young people feelin' restless
Old people feelin' old Harvest moon
I sense the darkness clearer
I feel a presence here Harvest moon
A change in the weather
I love this time of year Harvest moon

The Cobys worked that valley
They gave that land a go
They built a thriving business
Then came that early snow
They lost their livestock that year
They lost their sheep and goats
They sold the farm in springtime
Went south to work the boats

Ahh ahh ahh ahh When the wind turns
Ahh ahh ahh ahh And blows the leaves from the trees
Ahh ahh ahh ahh Harvest moon

I see the days grow shorter
I feel the nights grow cold Harvest moon
Young people feelin' restless
Old people feelin' old Harvest moon
I sense the darkness clearer
I feel a presence here Harvest moon
A change in the weather
I love this time of year Harvest moon

Ten years in this farmhouse
Ten years come this May
My simple needs are covered
Since grandma passed away
Long time since there's been trouble
That's what the people say
I told the new man when I
Sold the farm today

Ahh ahh ahh ahh When the wind turns
Ahh ahh ahh ahh And blows the leaves from the trees
Ahh ahh ahh ahh Harvest moon

I sense the darkness clearer
I feel a presence here Harvest moon
A change in the weather
I feel some evil here Harvest moon
I hear some frightful noises
I don't go out at night Harvest moon
Since Bobrow's youngest daughter
Disappeared from sight Harvest moon

I know they'll find her some day
They find them all that way Harvest moon
After the thaw in springtime
The snow melts away Harvest moon
I see the days grow shorter
I feel the nights grow cold Harvest moon
Young people feelin' restless
Old people feelin' old Harvest moonback to top
Hammer Back
Step into a world of strangers
Into a sea of unknowns
Even friends potential danger
Secrets wound around their bones

Everybody else has got one
Packin' high caliber heat
If you don't wanna be dancin'
You don't dare miss the beat

Keep the hammer back, hammer back
Don't keep the safety on
Keep the hammer back, hammer back
'Til the living shadow's gone

Maybe at a Seven-Eleven
Maybe at a quick carjack
You'll verify there ain't a heaven
If you don't keep the hammer back

Keep the hammer back, hammer back
Don't keep the safety on
Keep the hammer back, hammer back
'Til the living shadow's gone

Keep the hammer back, hammer back
Don't keep the safety on
Keep the hammer back, hammer back
'Til the living shadow's gone

Hammer back, hammer back
Don't keep the safety on
Keep the hammer back, hammer back
'Til the living shadow's gone

Keep the hammer back, hammer back
Don't keep the safety on
Keep the hammer back, hammer back
'Til the living shadow's gone

Keep the hammer back, hammer back
Hammer back, hammer back
Ha ha haback to top
Damaged
Wish I was a better person
With more control
Turn the other cheek
When the punch comes, roll
Wish I was a kinder person
Could see the other's pain
Not overreact, never judge
Shrug off the spreadin' stain

But I'm a howler monkey
Moreau's half & half-man
A panther with its tail in a trap
A pumped up pyramid of pulsing glands

I'm damaged, and I like it
It made me what I am
I'm damaged, and I like it
The rest is just a sham

I'm damaged, and I like it
I live for rock 'n' roll
I'm damaged, and I like it
It thrills me to the soul

Yeah, I told girlfriend I was gonna change
Gonna kick the habit and the taste
Trust me baby, this time it's real
There's a big part of me I've yet to waste

Don't give up baby, don't turn your back
I ain't no wailin' lost cause
I'll toss the pipe and heal the tracks
As long as you don't mind the blood
On my hands, drippin' down the back that's right

I'm damaged, and I like it
It made me what I am
I'm damaged, and I like it
The rest is just a sham

I'm damaged, and I like it
I live for rock 'n' roll
I'm damaged, and I like it
It thrills me to the soul

D-a-m-a-g-e-d damaged is what I am
D-a-m-a-g-e-d damaged is what I am
D-a-m-a-g-e-d damaged is what I am
D-a-m-a-g-e-d
What I am

And I like it
I live for rock 'n' roll
I'm damaged, and I like it
It thrills me to the soul

I'm damaged, and I like it
It made me what I am
I'm damaged, and I like it
The rest is just a sham

Yeah!
Go!back to top
Real World
Rains of fish and rains of frogs
Arias sung by mongrel dogs
Whispers from the desert stones
Divinations in lizard bones

Something beyond is reaching out to you
Something beyond
Is reaching out
Yeah

Discs that stretch into cigars
Angels buy drinks in skid row bars
Virgin mary winks from the sky
Trees twist into secret signs

Something beyond is reaching out to you
Something beyond
Is reaching out

Strange We think our lives are real
Strange Amusement parks, our business deals
Strange Stranger still our empty lives
TV replacing kids and wife
Strange Lives consumed with soapy talk
Lives lived in fear of taking a walk

Oh the real world is bizarre enough for me
Oh the real world - bizarre enough for me

We're drifting in the waiting room
Call it real, but call me real soon
The world is living Gaia's at hand
Hear her laughing in earthquake land

Something beyond is reaching out to you
Something beyond
Is reaching out
Something beyond is reaching out to you
Something beyond
Is reaching out

Reaching outback to top
Live for Me
It was a wet night
And the other guy
Was lubricated with a pint of Jack
His truck hit
Jimmy's chevy
With a sound like a thunder crack

I was working late but I felt it happen
I knew that my brother was laid low
I waited for the call
And then the damn call came
And I knew what I knew and didn't want to know

Live for me
Live for me
Live twice as big
Love twice as long
Work twice as hard
Play all of your cards
Live for me
Live for me
Burn twice as bright
Three times as long
But brother, don't do no one wrong

Beth thought he would make it through the winter
I never really thought so myself
The dark spirit was always hoverin' nearer
And I knew in my heart there was just no help

When he called me to the bed
Took my hand to say goodbye
He said he wouldn't blame nobody
Said he wouldn't ask the Lord why

And when he passed on
A March wind blew
Sun drew away a veil of cloud
We buried him smiling
We buried him deep
And I could hear him sayin' right out loud

Live for me
Live for me
Live twice as big
Love twice as long
Work twice as hard
Play all of your cards
Live for me
Live for me
Burn twice as bright
Three times as long
But brother, don't do no one wrong
Brother, don't do no one wrongback to top
In Thee
Maybe I'll see you again baby
And maybe I won't
Maybe you've bought your ticket
Gone back to detroit
Airplanes make strangers of us all
Give us distance
Much too easily.

Jim says some destinies
Should not be delivered
But you and I seen now baby
That still they are
Winning it makes losers of us all
'cause the dice roll
So indifferently.

Chorus:
Well, I'll wrap myself in cities I travel
I'll wrap myself in dreams
I'll wrap myself in solitude
(stranger's arms for 3rd chorus)
But I wish I could wrap myself
In thee.

Tonight it's hot, without you
Tomorrow'll be cold
Winter will come along
Driven by snow
Love it makes strangers of us all
When we part
Oh so thoughtlessly

Chorus

Once we breathed the breath
Of sweet surrender
Pure, pure arab air filled our
Atmosphere
But pride it makes stars of us all
Until we fall
For everyone to see.

Chorus
Chorusback to top
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