AND OUT COME THE WOLVES LYRICS
Maxwell can tell he's in hell he just wants you to visit him there same old game that he's playing his rules are never fair nobody want to look back everybody want to get high tonight before they run out of time where's the felon the chargiale felon the name of the crook who committed the crime 999 if you really want the truth dial 999 if you can't see it through he ain't Jack the Ripper he's your ordinary crook calling maxwell murder for you Maxwell got ahand in this plan he knows who you are in this plan chop the rock before you bought it sickness Maxwell knows you caught it nobody want to look back everybody want to get high tonight before they run out of time where's the felon the name of the crook who committed the crime!
THE 11TH HOUR
Hey sister do you know what time it was when you finally seen all your broken dreams come crashing down your door they demand an answer and they demand it quick or the questions fade and the wasted days come crawling back for more do you know where the power lies? and who pulls the strings do you know where the power lies it starts and end with you the face of isolation well well this one you recognize well you can't get staright it's a lonely place and it's one you do despise boredom is for sale now and helplessness you feel it's a wounded dove and the hawks are above blood splattered on a reel to reel I was almost over my world was almost gone in a sudden rush I coul almost touch the things that I'd done wrong my sungle's made of concrete through silence I could feel my aim is true I will walk on through these mountains made of steel
Took the 60 bus out of downtown Cambell Ben Zandito he was on there he was waitin' for me all the punk rockers and the moon stompers are out on the wriers where they sparing for change I started thinkin' you know I started drinkin' you know I don't remember too much of that day somethin' struck me funny when we ran out of money do you go now when your only is with the music execution and the talk of revolution it bleed in me and it goes give 'em the boot the roots the radicals Give 'em the boot you know I'm a radical give 'em the boot the roots the reggae on my stereo the radio was playin' Desmon Dekker was singin' on the 49 bus as we climb up the hill nothin' incoming but the reggae drummin' and we all come from unloving homes why even bother I pick up the bohle hey mr. bus driver please let these people on rude girl Carol was a mini-skirt girl my blurry vision saw nothin' wrong.
If you wanna make the move then you better come in it's just the ability to reason that wears so thin living and dying and the stories that are true the secrets to a good life is knowing when you're through black coat, white shoes, clackhat, cadillac the boy's a time bomb he's back in the hole where they got him living like a rat but he's smarter than that nine lives like a cat take him to the youth authority home first thing you learn is that you got to make it in this world alone now he's gotten out he's gotten free he's gotta go gotta car 21 years old he's runnin' #'s from the bar his pager's beepin' he's got in deep in what ever he can move on in you know that kid's a creepin' in tears come from the razor that's been tattooed below his eye his mother cries she knows that he is strong enough to die he's rollin' in the Cadillac it's midnight sunroof is down three shots rung out the herd's deal the new king is crowned.
Hangin' out with Lars on 6th street he knew I was in trouble I was feeling much like the devil there was something burnin' deep inside of me ran into three Puerto Ricans these girls took us to the funhouse where we played a lonely pinball machine hangin' on the corner of 52nd and Broadway cars passin' by but none of them seem to be goin' my way New York City well I wish I was on a highway back to Olympia...I'm having a hard time understanding it gets all too demanding she's all gone and I'm stranded something burning deep inside of me all I know it's 4'o'clock and she ain't never showed up and I watched a thousand people go home from work how many times will it take me before I go crazy before I lose everything something burning deep inside of me ran into three Puerto Ricans those girls took us to the funhouse I don't wanna be alone again.
LOCK, STEP & GONE
The ending isn't here somethin' wrong but it's comin' real soon I lock step I'm gone I said the feeling isn't fear there's something wrong it's just telling you to move I lock step I'm gone a fire on the corner and it's never gonna stop killer in the neighborhood never got caught I lock up my door step out and I'm gone Waitin' for the buses but the buses won't come all the docks are quiet there's somethin' wrong and there's no ships comin' in I lock step I'm gone where there once was a riot there's somethin' wrong there's a whole lot of nothin' lock step I'm gone the stop signs broken and the meters goin' down wild dogs are runnin' themselves into the ground everything was clear for that moment in time if I don't come back well throw me a line well the docks are quiet something wrong and there's no ships comin' in I lock step I'm gone where there once was a riot There's a whole lot of nothin'.......
The common man doesn't suffer pain like this only the soul that has never been kissed let us adore our beautiful son he's ridin' on the River of Babylon bootin' up, shootin' up bring on the brightness see the son of god is comin' up and I see a likeness internalize the lunacy of the misery is showin' when you're brought up you're caught up in a system that's goin' no one answers no one takes that call from you junkyman tell me what your story is... water I despise some parents house is on fire slowly the house gonna burn to the ground the naighborhood will watch will someone be a witness please tell me that he's crazy but he's not and they know that and they can't get him cause he's not crazy beat lock him knock him take him away his authority hit 'em, ship 'em, club 'em submitted conformity my hand went blind clairvoyant I make love to my trance sister my trance sister went on and my trance parents see from the balcony I looked out on the big field it opens like the cover of an old brief And out come the wolves their plans trampling the snow the asphalt I stand on my head and watch it all go away, bootin' up, shootin' up bring on the brightness see the son of god is comin' up and there's a likeness internalize the lunacy the misery is showin' when your brough up and caught up in a system that is goin'
Stuck in the sewer beneath all the maggots I ain't foolin' I've been pursuing god damn it man I almost had it a way to get out of these dirty old ruins I'm checkin' out I'm never comin' back I'm checkin' out I'm listed M.I.A. god damn it man I almost had it threw me out the door and called me a faggot I ain't done I've only yet begun West Oakland is the place where I'm comin' from god damn it man I almost had it well I did it again yeah I do it outta habit well I'm numb it ain't no fun I'm less than zero when you add up the sum I'm checkin' out yeah it ain't no doubt yea a courtship built from anger is what it amounts I almost had it I came so close man I almost had it I almost had it
Echos of reggae comin' through my bedroom wall havin' a party up next door but I'm sittin here all alone two lovers in the bedroom and the others start to shout all I got is this blank stare and that don't carry no cloud at all destination unknown ruby soho he's singin' and she's there to lend a hand he's seen his name on the marquee but she will never understand once again he's leavin' and she's there with a tear in her eye embraces with a warm gesture it's time to say good-bye destination unknown ruby soho Ruby's heart ain't bleedin' cause she knows the feeling is gone she's not the only one who knew there's somethin' wrong her lover's in the distance as she wipes a tear from her eye Ruby's fading out she disappears it's time, time to say good-bye destination unknown ruby soho
DALY CITY TRAIN
He was an artist and a writer and a poet and a friend in a man's life he will take a fall but how low he goes it just depends he's shooting dope in the men's room at the station daly city train have you ever seen an angel well I know I have they'll stay here for a while and then they'll fly away Jackyl had a beer in his hand last time I seen him when he rolled the dice he never thought twice never thought twice about being here some grown up and some grow old but what about the kid who never learned the rules spent all these years on this earth when you look back it's just a flicker of time Jackyl was one of the one's that he was one of the one's that was already saved through all the evil and wreckage he maintained a sense of himself some men are in prison even though they walk the streets at night other men who got the lockdown are free as a bird in flight
JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE EAST BAY
Reconcile to the belief consumed in sacred ground for me there wasn't always a place to go but there was always an urgent need to belong all these bands and all these people all these friends and we were equals but what you gonna do when everybody goes on without you to the end I'll journey to the end started in '87 ended in '89 you got a garage or an amp we'll play anytime it was just the four of us yea the core of us too much attention unavoidably destroyed us four kids on tour three thousand miles in a four door car not knowing what was going years it would turn out like this hell no no preminition could have seen this my friend came from far away from New Orleans into the East Bay he said this is a Mecca I said this ain't no mecca man this place is fucked three months go by he had no home he had no food he was all alone matty said fool me once shame on you he said fool me twice he went back to New Orleans
The way that she moves well I was aroused impowered, impassioned by every move it's cold outside we need a place to hide go into the club to thaw out for the night she's automatic the way that she moves she asked me if I would stand by her side like glue that I would till the end of the night my head was spinnin' a million miles an hour the chance I was takin' I get anxious around her she put her head on my shoulder I started to hold her swingin' and swayin' the morning began
Look up you're in Cleveland again a solid line that never ends I've got stories you'll never realize and I know it I wear it on my sleeve there must be somethin' about you that I liked but right here in the rain you know it just don't seem right I always go out I never hide but in Cleveland I should have stayed inside good morning heartache your like an old friend come and see me again testify my love for you I know it runs deep through your body too from the cold blacktop to the hot concrete the old tan van it ain't so sweet somewhere in America in the city at night we were far from home but you know it was gonna be alright the unfortunate get prayed on by vultures eyes 86 cents in these pockets of mine
DISORDER AND DISARRAY
Bussiness man come shake my hand show me numbers that I understand your my candle I'm your burnin' wick two sides comin' in quick say goodbye when you see me sign now I'm crucified Crucify me the ground is feryile and the grass is green so many things to be seen so many bands to be heard just for once can I be ignored
THE WARS END
Little Sammy was a punk rocker you know his mother never understand him went to his room and smashed his Billy Bragg record didn't want him to hear that communist lecture you know his mother tried to take him to war Sammy now the war is over now we're at the wars end now it's time for you to leave home
YOU DON'T CARE NOTHIN'
A cat lies awake when it sleeps was she conscious of her own miseries will the amount of her pain win her to enlightenment and set conscience free do you really wanna know what's happenin' do you really wanna know what's goin' on hey girl you better please take a look around you better explore your heart and find out for yourself Jenny Demilo you don't care nothin' about me I never realy had a reason never had a use for one before but now I know that there's now a prize but for the wise and the unwise do you really wanna know what's happenin' do you really wann know what's goin' on hey girl you better please take a look around you better explore your heart and find out for yourself
I saw an old man on the street he was in a dumpster lookin' for somethin' to eat he moved so slow like a dyin' dream like a machinist who got caught in the machine I saw this lady and she was cryin' she said it's hard when someone you love is dyin' I saw this kid who was about 5 years old he was in the park all alone he was cold there's something coming around as wicked as it may seem as wicked as anything could be I know this girl she's barely alive she's all haggard she's only twenty-five she said she never had a friend before I said "hey girl I'll be your friend but who's keepin' score" I saw this other little girl on the phone her mother comforts her from far from home the little girl was very hesitant her best friend lie dead on the pavement I always end up back on the hill lookin' down at the landfill I always go there when I can my friend Marty said Tim you're a lucky man
AVENUES AND ALLEYWAYS
I figured out the problem but you can't take my heart it's in the city behind yea the problem is you you didn't see us comin' now there's nothin' you can do times are gonna change, change or step aside it's my point of view that took you by surprise the sun's comin up yea the new dawn arrives a new generation standing stand with anger in their eyes no love in the city because there's no connection been stricken with disease a racial infection I'm a battering ram comin' through to you in every alleyway on every avenue actions could erase all the fear that we suffer people segregated no one understands each other he's a different color but we're the same kid I will treat him like my brother he will treat me like his well an eye for an eye yea a tooth for a tooth brother against brother should be singin' with the group the inner cities burnin' yea it's screamin' black and blue the power and the passion of a million youth figured out the problem yea the problem is you you din't see us comin' now there's nothin' you can do he's a different color but we're the same kid I will treat him like my brother he will treat me like his all the blood that spills of all the guts that fly the media paints a picture that stands pits dogs against cats now who is responsible the power in the issue the force is unstoppable
THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT YOU
Pick me back up just to throw me back down apoogies too like when you're up against the wall compassion heals while duplicity kills you say I'm different the only thing different is the way I feel about you You moved up the ladder at a very rapid speed we mived methodically and calmly when you got to the top you see enemies if I knew back then what I know that it would all turn out like this I'd sit back and I'd watch you squirm cause you say I'm different the only thing different is the way I feel about you.....