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Skid Row lyrics

Album: Subhuman Race [1995]

Tracks13
 01  My Enemy
 02  Firesign
 03  Bonehead
 04  Beat Yourself Blind
 05  Eileen
 06  Remains To Be Seen
 07  Subhuman Race
 08  Frozen
 09  Into Another
 10  Face Against My Soul
 11  Medicine Jar
 12  Breakin³ Down
 13  Ironwill
all Skid Row lyrics



My Enemy
Play the fence, one way you³re gonna fall
Sometimes I don³t know who you are at all
Your opinion is something that you³ve got inside
But I see the loyalty has up and died

Your skeletons
My skeletons
Life is only getting shorter

You can be my enemy and I don³t care
Keep throwin³ stones at yourself

Stories run in circles that have no end
I hit on luck, then you bum me out again
There³s a way that you keep the truth in check
Scratch the surface and treat it like a broken neck

Keep the peace when face to face with the scene
Got a hunch that ain³t what you really mean
Weather³s fair, does that change where you stand ?
My back is turned and the knife is in your hand

Your genocide
My genocide
Like is only getting shorter

You can be my enemy and I don³t care
Keep throwin³ stones at yourself
You can be my enemy and I don³t care
You try too hard and I can tellback to top
Firesign
Sailing ships go through my mind
Past wreckage on the way
Glory seekers fall in line
Getting closer
Summer laugh, some will cry
What will summer bring !
Some will take her by the reins
And ride the suffering

Bridge
On a carousel through my yesterdays
Doubt sees the obstacles
Faith sees the way
Repeat 2x

Chorus
All the ways you kill me
They³ve begun to thrill me
Nothing there fulfills my firesign
Brotherhood betrayal,
Sabotage to no avail
Nothing there can kill my firesign

Beaten, burned, I³ll take the fall
And get up right in your face
Walk all over what I believe
But I³m still here, you disappear
Without a trace
No need to follow, no need to lead
No need to leg or borrow
I just need to be me

Repeat Bridge 2x

Repeat Chorus 2xback to top
Bonehead
Is there a problem ? The laugh of the rich man
Has got you crying poor
Are you as heavy as hell in a handbag
Or just a virgin whore ?
If the weight of the world is on your shoulders
Then carry it for a day
Do you try for peace or peace of mine;
Is reality in the way ?

Enter the martyr out through the in door
The savior has arrived ?
Is all your anger force of habit
And keeping you alive ?
An empty shotgun shooting your mouth off
Something³s on your mind
The cheap messiah of persecution
Is alive and doing fine

Chorus
I won³t leave if you stay, I don³t buy what you say
If you³re a new God let me see a miracle
I won³t leave if you stay, I don³t buy what you say
I can³t say that you³re a fool, but if you³re a new God let me see a miracle.back to top
Beat Yourself Blind
Give a minute Œcause I³m wrapped in superstitution
Pour me a chemical to take away the edge
Don³t make up anything that³s breaking all your fingers
Just slap around a bit of what it takes to pledge

Carry out another stone as a slave
Ask general-know-it-all ³Who³s juggling the earth ?-
Tease all the natives that will walk across your grave
And shove aside your nation all for what it³s worth

Chorus
Beat yourself blind (Repeat 6x)
An open eyes and a closed mind

Look at the suit in suspended animation
A faded outline that used to be a man
A piece of paper that³s fallen out a window
Has got a better chance to know where it will land

Repeat Chorus

To bleed in vain, to bleed in vain -- under my eyes are painted skies
Down at the boneyard, they³re diggin³ up the relics
Handfuls or parasites thrown into machines
I got the phone call they³re tearin³ down the mission
The zombies had a ball, but don³t know what it means

Beat yourself blindback to top
Eileen
There are things we cannot see that hang
Within her sight
There are people we won³t remember that
Dance with her at night

Chorus
Eileen³s calling me
To sit awhile and talk to trees
Eileen can³t you see
The songs you sing are scaring me

Eileen, Eileen

She romances with the moon
Full and alone
It³s really a street light
It³s something we all know

Repeat Chorusback to top
Remains To Be Seen
Shy a quarter³s headroom
I saw the
Half-moon was burning down
Play with your reflection cause
An infection is going around

Dive head-on into me,
Dive head-on into me,
Dive head-on into me,
Dive head-on into me.

Meet my neighbor³s widow, a black and
Bluedoe, she³s up a tree
Trip, the lightning spastic
Captain Fantastic. The nineteen seventies

Dive head-on into me,
Dive head-on into me,
Dive head-on into me,
Dive head-on into me.

Bury the news with the views from behind the door
Rattle the bones with the drones at the
Corner store -- see them for myself

Commies, kinks and masochists
Weirdos, love and homicide
Witches, freaks and 45s
Kick a painted pony let the spinning wheel rideback to top
Subhuman Race
Jesus knows my story, he kows the position that I³m in
A hooker knows the feeling to get fucked the way I³ve been
Turn my insides out; your mouth drank my water

Chorus
You look at me like I³m subhuman
You talk to me like I³m subhuman
You³re treating me like I³m subhuman
You³re jumping into the subhuman race

Brothers hear my story, but don³t take no pity out on me
A soldier knows the feeling to get pushed out in a field
Taking liberties; burned by your dictation

Repeat Chorusback to top
Frozen
As I stare into the fire
All my thoughts go up in flames
Here I stare into the fire
I³ll be waiting on the rain

The box I keep myself in, closes out my air
So I build a fire, so I can sit and stare

Chorus
Can it be I³m frozen
Can it be I³m frozen
Can it be I³m frozen
Can it be I³m frozen

As I stare into the weather
My eyes drying from the cold
As I stare into the weather
I sense my thoughts growing old

Repeat Chorus

I listen to the prophets predict the stem of tides
I stare into the weather that³s keeping me inside

Repeat Chorus

As I stare into the fire
Will the prophets change my mind
While I stare into the fire
All the colors treat me kind

I³ll dust away the fallings the winter leaves for me
I³ll stare into the fire and set tomorrow free

Repeat Chorusback to top
Into Another
Slowly I heat the love that³s found its way
Onto another path in times of change
Crossing a bridge unknown
Hoping our strength will hold
Should they both let go then let me lay
... Let me lay

Chorus
Show me a sign
To a light that shines
One direction into another
Sheltered peace of mine

Somewhere I lost a piece of memory
Somehow I know my legs will carry me
Searching for circle³s end
Hoping the wounds will mend
Should this scar, then it was meant to be

Repeat Chorus 3xback to top
Face Against My Soul
How can I see tomorrow if you keep me in the dark
When will I see forever if you damn me from the start
There must be a way to get through to your
Blackened heart

You build a wall inside a wall and there³s no door

Chorus
Lay your body by the water
Press your face against my soul
Wading through all your convictions
We can come in from the cold

Searching greener pastures, finding desert sands
Cycles on the treadmill turn up empty hands
Do I have to bloodlet just to get another chance

Inside of you there³s a view that sees me there

Repeat Chorusback to top
Medicine Jar
Caught the mother jack knifin³
A little bit low lifin³
Goin³ twenty paces with the medicine man
Runnin³ from the girl in pigskin
A little gun shy but shootin³
Hidin³ in the kitchen with his head in his hand

Bleed, me -- why can³t you say what you mean ?

Chorus
How far has it gone, it didn³t take you long
To put your hand in the medicine jar
In your private hell, now you³ve found yourself
In the hands of the medicine jar

Sittin³ here with all your bitchin³
Cookin³ up a new addiction
Prayin³ that the light of day ain³t wakin³ the dead
Droppin³ like a bomb on Hiro
Shakin³ like San Francisco
Only to be diggin³ out to do it again

Bleed, me -- why can³t you say what you mean ?

Repeat Chorus

Make it go away, make it go a--way

Caught the mother jack knifin³
A little bit of low lifin³
Goin³ twenty paces with the medicine man
Droppin³ like the bomb on Hiro
Shakin³ like San Francisco
Hidin³ in the jungle with your head in the sand

Repeat Chorus 2x

One step from bein³ free, what did you think
You³d see at the bottom of the medicine jarback to top
Breakin³ Down
What was it you once said
That there would be things in life that couldn³t be
Not for a second did I believe you
Not for a minute did I believe that

Within your need you lie alone
This empty space you call your home

Chorus
If you just let me in
I wouldn³t let you break down
I³m breaking down

As if you thought the rain could wash away the day
And could heal you
Not for a second did I believe it
Not for a minute did I believe that

Within your need you lie alone
This empty space you call your home

Repeat Chorus 2x

What was it you once said
That there would be things in life that couldn³t be
Not for a second did I believe you
Not for a minute did I believe that

Repeat Chorus 2xback to top
Ironwill
Life comes and goes, quick as does the day
Greed, for those who know is just a step away
Time³s a breathing bomb, going with the flow
Stand atop it all outside the status quo

No see, no speak then know where you³re goin³
Drag your feet then nothing you³re showin³
Take your place or fall to the lions
Lose your face and stand when you³re dying

Chorus
Living in a hole is taking its toll
My iron will³s in position
Seize you are not owed, stand or fall
And refuse to be denied

Pride is all in vain without the blood of need
Bones can break in shame from taking charity
Hide from all the hell and wash up with the tide
Wait and you commit psychological suicide

Break the molds of beg and submission
Wake the dead or no one will listen
Holding ground is just the beginning
It³s uphill bound and in for the killing

Repeat Chorusback to top
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