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Steve Vai lyrics

Album: Sex & Religion [1993]

 01 An Earth Dweller's Return
 02 Here and Now
 03  In My Dreams With You
 04  Still My Bleeding Heart
 05  Sex & Religion
 06  Dirty Black Hole
 07 Touching Tongues
 08 State of Grace
 09  Survive
 10  Pig
 11 The Road to MT. Calvary
 12  Down Deep into the Pain
 13  Rescue Me or Bury Me
all Steve Vai lyrics

In My Dreams With You
I'm watchin' you, I'm wantin' you, but you turn away
I'd crawl through broken glass to you, but it wouldn't pay
You take me for a fool, but if you only knew
What I do in my dreams with you

You're so cold and critical, and baby that's too bad
So my reality will have to come to me in my dreams

I know that you belong to me every night, you suddenly appear in my eyes
It happens when I sleep, it isn't right, what I do in my dreams with you
It isn't right what I do in my dreams with you

I love the way you come to me every night
My fantasies are real, and they never lie
If you only knew, what I do in my dreams with you, yeah
It isn't right, lord knows that it isn't right

The world can make you cynical, with all it's love and pain
But I don't have to carry the weight of the world



Baby don't wake me, let me take you on an endless journey
We touch, and the softest kiss explodes with lust, yeah
It's real, you can't deny the heat you feel
And if I die before I wake, baby, that's all right


I know that you belong to me every night, you suddenly appear in my eyes
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Still My Bleeding Heart
A child to a boy, from a boy to a man
Pride growing stronger, reaching his victories
He speaks no lies, he fights his cause
He judges not the scavengers that persecute humanity

Fate does call and the sickness falls, lights of life dim down
Fear like an alien comes to view, but with words like the mountains

I'll die like a soldier in your arms, my will enduring till the pain is gone
Then he looked into his lover's eyes and he cried

In the name of love, still my bleeding heart
For the love of god, still my bleeding heart

His chin he held high, and the courage in his voice
Was like the burning of the sun, but like the breath of an angel
How could this be, I had to scream
Why this innocent young boy, must suffer so helplessly?

But who am I to challenge god
In the ways of the world, remain divine mystery
I crumble down on my hands and knees
While his words fill the air, as he looks into his destiny

I'll die like a soldier in your arms, and I will be brave so you can be strong
And then he looked into his lover's eyes and he cried



And he died like a soldier in his lover's arms
Brave as a hero in a blood red war
And his final words as he reached for the stars

In the name of love, still my bleeding heart
Be well my love, still my bleeding heart
In the name of love, still my bleeding heart
For the love of god, still my bleeding heart
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Sex & Religion
Repent, repent, repent ye sinners

What do you think you got, when you thought you had a lot
But all your feelings are dead?
And who do you think you are, when you're reaching for the stars
But all your feelings are dead?

Must you make a decision, between sex and religion
Why can't you love God in your bed?

Well, jesus christ is in your bed tonight, to bring you back from the dead

How are you gonna fight for what you think is right
If all your feelings are dead?
And what can you know of love, from the eyes of a child to the heavens above
When all your feelings are dead?

It's a tragic condition, sex and religion, makin' a manic mess in your head


Jesus christ, or any son of the heatless light
When all your feelings are dead


I raise my hands high up into the air
Get down on my knees and start-a-prayin'
When love walks in, my body begins
I feel my promised land comin', but I gotta go to hell now
And those creatures, evangelist preachers
The ones that take money, for the promise of hope
Well, they are dangerous, I'm not dangerous
Brain washing us, and we're not gonna take it


I just wanna know, oh, lord, how it is so
How is it that you can take my sins away?
Oh, lord tell me, so I can see the light again
I don't think anybody can take my sins away

How can the truth be known, if we got little black holes in our souls
And all our feelings are dead?

Are we imprisoned by sex and religion
Or is God the one that's trapped in our mess?


Jesus christ, or any son of the heatless light
To bring you back from the dead

So remember now folks, when you kneel to pray
Blow a little kiss to the hypocrites
Good God knows when you turn the other cheek
Which direction you're pointing it

[holy shit. holy jesus christ, I hurt your brain, hah, great god, steve, oh
My fingers are numb, right now
Yeah, they're numb
Can I deprive my brain of oxygen? ]back to top
Dirty Black Hole
Creeping 'cross the canvas of color, crawling in a cold delight
Bitter sweet perversions, paint their picture cross their precious sky

And it's all I've been searching for

Wretched is the filth, that grinds the holy with it's doubt
Embrace it's heart and tear it out

Reach into the fire, see if you can feel my soul
Burning with desire, to be free from this dirty black hole

Can you bring me liberation? do you know the depth of my obscenities?
Love is lost, love is cold, love is sick, love is dead
When love is in the shadows of insanity

And it's all I've been searching for

Cursed are the bastard sons of stupidity
Grind that knife and slash their life



And it's all I've been searching for

Greater is the greatness, gained through humility
Close your eyes, step inside

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Get ready for your life, won't you take your place in line
You may close your eyes if you please

Try to keep it clean, there's so many here you see, everybody needs to get by

And if you fall on your face on the way, you'll get it together someday

Like the sun in the sky, we will fall and we will rise
Helping each other survive
Just like the animals, we need to carry on, or how would we ever survive?

Prejudice is pain, just like poison in your veins
Burning up your hope and your strength

Freedom you will find, in your spirit and your mind
Nothing ever can take that away

And when your castles of sand melt in the sea
Mountains will move with your faith



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Why try to hide?
Runnin' ain't about to gonna do anything for you my little one

Oh they try to get inside of me, why do they bother anyway?
We mustn't worry, anything

Tell me what you see, pig, are they here?
I'll rip and slaughter he who takes my pig from me

Here little piggy go, pig! live in muck, I love my pig!
Those filthy little lovers, piggy pigs! liberate! see my big panic!

Sicker than I've ever been, when I see myself inside of you
But, I love you, my crude flesh, stain my tongue with your mess
Suckle, suckle, oh, gross, it's the roast



I'll save you!back to top
Down Deep into the Pain
So naive, so innocent, thrust in a world too intense
Flesh is weak but the soul is strong, and you will bleed but you'll carry on

Yes you need your pain, life is pain
I could hold your hand, but you must take your pain

I don't need sacrifice, I don't need advice
This hurt surrounds me like a dissonance
Anger is power, I use it to protect myself from insanity

You gotta go down deep down into the pain
Let it purge your soul like flesh to a razor blade
Dig down deep into the pain
Surrender, surrender, dig into euphoria

Time may never heal the wounds, hearts bleed hard even the sun cries moon
Fate is tragic just for heavens sake, the good lord giveth and taketh away

'cause you need your pain, God gave us pain
I can hold you in my arms, but I can't take away your pain

I am not long for this world please save me from myself and my discipline
Lashing out with tight fists in despair, my plight is running from reality

You gotta go down deep down into the pain
Let it purge your soul like flesh to a razor blade
Dig down deep into the pain
Surrender, surrender, dig in, dig in
Put yourself down deep into the pain
Embrace the bliss of pure sensation
You can't escape from the ultimate pain
So let your senses drift into euphoria

Blood is thickest when love is bold
But blood runs thin when the heart grows cold

So you need your pain, we all need pain
We were born into this world to feel the joy of all our pain



The falling will be gentle and soothing
But the awakening will be as riveting as an explosion
Eyes open to total darkness, body floating in encompassing tranquility
And then the voice came
'hear this voice and know that it will be with you always'
Phantoms of opulent auras emblazed in a repulsively lush turmoil
Of incomprehensible vastness, dance in a sea of timeless infinity
And 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10
Is this the voice of my god? -this is the voice of liberation
Man you've got to be kidding me

Go forth and rise to life rise
You will have the freedom to think and choose as you wish
What do I choose? -you choose in the moment
Your life will be shaped around your choices
And the fight is on, every minute of the day, every action in every way
Is every creature's expression to be one with it's creator
From a simple prayer to a senseless murder

Where do I find you when I need you? -you will search and you will question
Worship me in your joy and curse me in your pain

You will fight, kill and love in my name, but I have no name
Always keep in your thoughts that life is good
But do not fear death, for I am closer to you than your vry own breath
And I love you, and I want you to know me
Now beautiful life awaits you, and when I count to 3, you will awake
And you will remember everything I've said
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Rescue Me or Bury Me
Summer nights such lonely times, this memory does bleed
I need you in my life again
Fantasies release me from the bondage of my fate
The days pass like the falling rain

Your eyes reflect like mirrors the beauty in your soul
But anger shatters precious glass
Can't you recall the intimate secrets that we truly shared
The faith and trust we swore would always last

I only have myself to blame, you know it takes my breath away to see you cry
To love I implore, I scream in the air, claw at my chest, rip out my hair
Embrace me or let my spirit die

Rescue me or bury me, rescue me or bury me


Time is like a prison cell, for those whose crime is loneliness
When freedom's banging at their door

When all has been said and done, you must decide swallow your pride
And reach out and take these hands forevermore

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