Native Toungue

Native Tongue Instrumental

The Scream A verdict heard by the jury's word...they're lying I watch as the victims of the slave ships battle with the demons inside But no wrong ever righted or proved by the innocent dying I pray from the ashes of the ruins, the answer will rise Chorus: Hey (the scream) Hear their screams as they rise from the ashes Hey Lord save the soul who can hear the scream A child is born to a world that is slowly dying He chooses to march to the beat of a different drum A man lays dead in the street, his mama is crying The people, they measure this man by the damage he's done Chorus Lord praise the man who can hear the scream Forgive us for our sins, I never meant the things I did I never meant, I never meant, I never meant Chorus (repeat)
Stand We all carry the cross and speak what we're taught Lies and money become the white man's god We've burned all our bridges one too many times The time has come now to draw the line Chorus: You know you've got to Stand, stand, stand for what you believe You know you've got to Stand, stand, stand for what you believe Ohh, You got to...Stand for what you believe Alright, alright You got to listen now... Express yourself in the face of change Repress yourself, you surely seal your fate You got to look inside, the answer lies in wait Resurrect before it's too late Chorus Somebody rescue me, come down and rescue me I know the soul of a good man has got to be free When you stand, stand for what you believe Solo, repeat chorus

Stay Alive Listen up, child, there's one thing I've got to make clear Yeah, I do You don't see it coming hear it coming Acting like you know nothing About that strange rumor going on around here Take me back to the land of the living Take me down where the sun do shine Take me back, things be different You get it, got it, ooooh, you better get it now Chorus: Stay alive, let your soul rise up from the bottom Stay alive, don't let it take you down for the very last time Stay alive, It don't do you no good looking up from the bottom Stay alive, don't let it take you down for the very last time You talk about lies and pain It don't do you no good with your face in the cocaine Love, hate, watch that mother She'll bring you down like no other I've seen If you know what I mean Take me back, got to face that demon Take me down, don't play its fool Take me back, things be different You get it, got it, ooooh, you better get it now Chorus No, I ain't seen nothin' No, I ain't seen nothin' No, I ain't seen nothin' like you before Repeat Chorus

Until You Suffer Some (Fire and Ice) Lately I can tell that something ain't right I don't see the fire when I look in your eyes One time up, and the next time down This may be the last time that you see me around, said Well it sure seems to me nothing matters tonight And all those things we worked out, they got lost in the fight It's not enough, girl, that I gave you my soul I just want to know if we've got anything left at all, and I say Chorus: Hold on now, baby. This could be the last time we stand This could be the last time that we say good-bye The picture shatters I can't find the words to save it Tell me what to do, how can I make it right We will always be fire and ice Well promises made in the heat of the night You could sure spit them out, girl, but they've long passed me by Nobody knows about the show you put me through This could be the last time that I get through to you Chorus Well I can't stand to see no more damage done But you'll never understand until you suffer some, and I said.... Chorus

Body Talk Like this....I've never seen a woman baby That looks quite the way you do The way you shake that thing now honey, Can't take my eyes off you The way you work it honey It brings me to my knees You give me what I'm looking for, I'll give you what you need And I said Chorus: I got the one thing you want, Get it all night long You got the one thing I need, When your body talks I hear it talking to me Say, get it all night long Woman why can't you see You're my one thing I got a world of trouble, baby It's going on inside my head Playing your game, got me half insane Trying to make sense of every word you said Stop beating around the bush You're just wasting time Let's get down to the business honey And lay it one the line And I said Chorus Tell me the news, Let's hear your story You think you got nothing to lose You better use it up before it gets old, baby And becomes yesterday's news Chorus out

Bring It Home Stand and rise and before your eyes the lions will appear And when they do they'll be filling you with all the lies you will need to hear Mr. Politician, just keep on dishin' your shit for the TV screen Turn off his camera, he'll drop the propaganda faster than the poverty that he just seen Got to bring it home We got to bring it home See his campaign run by the power funds And makin' all the deals he can Isn't it funny what greed and money can do to the soul of a man We don't seen nothin', hear nothin' Just get their news stuffed down our throats at 10 Makes it hard to conceive who the fuck to believe When I don't see no means to an end Chorus: We got to bring it home.... I don't know what to believe We got to bring it home Don't you think you're fooling me We got to bring it home In this world that's grown so cold We got to bring it home We will never know until we bring it home Watch the walls around come tumbling down Like a house that's built on a hill How can we change a thing or even get in the ring If we're living our lives in guilt We don't see it comin' hear it comin' Acting like we know nothing, chills me to the bone Sure as hell stop foolin' ourselves Till we bring it home Chorus Time has come now to bring it home We got to get it home Time has come now to bring it home We got to get it home The truth we will never find Until we bring it home

7 Days Over You Well it's Friday night and I'm waiting On your call girl, like I do Am I wasting my time by this telephone line Waiting on your call to come through Chorus: I should be already over you Tell me Mama, what can I do It's been a long hard road that you put me through Seven days over you Seven days, seven days over you Seven days over you Kick it I kick and fight for you baby But that's never enough for you You've been twisted and torn since the day you were born You make a game of breaking hearts in two Now I want to give up but I dig the rush too much I guess that's what love will do So drag your heart-stopping mind trip downtown, girl By Friday night I'll find someone new Chorus Lord knows what you put me through Already over you, tell me mama what can I do (repeat) Chorus out

Richie's Acoustic Thang Instrumental
Ain't That the Truth Now pardon my personal demons, child but if you do insist Sit down and listen to me story awhile, cause it goes something like this The joint was small but we were having a ball At a place called the Blue Duck Inn When I couldn't help but notice her My future wife walked in I needed me a dose of her, so I got a little closer And this is what she said My old man stands about six foot five And if he catches you, you're dead Now I don't need none of that giving me the blues The old man sitting next to me said Son, let me tell you Chorus: Life, you just can't fake it Love, you gotta make it Time, you better take it Lord, ain't that the truth Hear me out Your heart will surely feel it Women come and steal it Time can only heal it Lord, ain't that the truth I save Friday night for the ladies Saturday night for my gin Come Sunday morning, I'm asking the good Lord To forgive me for my sins Lately my heave-ho get-up-and-go Wouldn't get me out of bed I felt like some big wrecking ball Done hit upside my head Now I don't need a preacher man Telling me how to run my life Until an angel sitting next to me said son, heed my advice. She said Repeat chorus You better get your story straight What comes around goes around Chorus

Theatre of the Soul On a cold night in a hotel in New Orleans came the final blow And somehow somewhere we lost sight in our search for that pot of gold And all that happened I don't understand Could somebody here, somebody please explain to me Cause I'm feeling so damn deceived And I can't run, can't hide, can't get nothing right lately Theatre of my soul....play on child Ashes to ashes...Light the good Lord lays us down Dust to dust, oh, no The time has come to lay to rest the years All the years it took this heart to trust Maybe too much too soon, I couldn't get my head on straight All that worry, just wasted time and now it's much too late to save it Long forgotten midnight dancer plays her final role The curtain falls and I'm still standing Theatre of my soul you left in vain Could someone please explain, and I said Solo I know that nothing's the same Riding blind on the winds of change But in my head that scene just keeps on playing Long forgotten midnight dancer plays her final role, oh, yes she does Can't run, can't hide, can't get nothing right lately The curtain falls and I'm still standing In the theatre of my soul Can't run, can't hide, can't get nothing right lately When time it just keeps on passing, I got to let it go, let it roll, let it roll, let it roll Can't run, can't hide, can't get nothing right lately I keep searching for those long lost answers In the theatre of my soul Theatre of my soul

Strike Up the Band Living off the friends we made Never ever getting paid Kicking ass and paying dues Lose our mind in self abuse Loving ladies by the score Waking up and wanting more I hope my Mama understands When I strike up the band Well I spit out my anger as the sweat do fly Fifteen years of paying dues just to get me by Now the barkeeps would pay us by the crowds we bring But those son-of-bitches never paid us one damn thing And my poor Daddy, he just don't understand It's balls out tonight, watch the shit hit the fan When we strike up the band Now those drop dead ladies line the very first row I do believe I'd like to spend some time after the show Now them years gone by, the barkeeps pay in cash And them lovely ladies feed me an earful of trash And my old lady, she just don't understand Why those floozies got their hands on her man And my poor Daddy, he still don't understand Why it's balls out tonight watch the shit hit the fan Give it all that we can, we don't give a good damn When we strike up the band Living like a gypsy, an air conditioned hippie Who's never seen the light of day Rode dog and cowboy Don't know how, boy I ever lived this long this way, no, no, said And my poor Daddy, he still don't understand Why it's balls out tonight watch the shit hit the fan Give it all that we can, we don't give a good damn When we strike up the band

Ride Child Ride Well I'm sitting here this evening I've got some old friends on my mind, yeah I do Yeah, me and Slick and Davy saluting Mr. Daniels For the very first time We was jamming to old Jimi, singing Purple Haze, no doubt, no, no I think between weed and whiskey my head went north and man, my feet went south We had some good times, and man do I remember them well Those days are long gone, but now I got to tell you just how we left some stories to tell Chorus: Ride, child ride Hell we had some good times then Ride, child, ride Sometimes I need those times again Do you remember when? Remember all our big talk, how we were going to be president, one day, baby How we were going to save the whole world but man, I got to tell you Lord, Didn't have a clue back then We had some good times, and man do I remember them well Those days are long gone, but now I got to tell you just how we left some stories to tell Chorus Ride, child, ride Hell, we had some good times then Ride, child ride Sometimes I need those times again Ride, child ride Hell, we had some good times then Ride, child, ride Take me back there, man, do you remember when?

Blind Faith In a smoky room Could have been a devil's tomb 90 miles east of LA Feeling desperate and cold Barely 19 years old Searching for the light in the pouring rain I visualize the cold reality If I don't try, the answer dies inside of me Chorus: Blind faith takes me to the mountains Blind faith lead me to the sea Blind faith takes me to a higher ground Come on, come on, come on, and help me find my way In a small town school Caught between the liars and fools She spent her days thinking about her life She was full of dreams and doubts searching for that one way out Didn't want to spend the rest of her days being a small town wife She could visualize the life she wants to lead But deep inside, she didn't have the heart it takes to leave Chorus I just got to get myself out of here We visualize the life we want to lead But deep inside got to find a reason to believe Chorus out

Bastard Son of a Thousand Blues Well it's four o'clock in the morning and I'm knocking on your door She says she's tired of me Don't want me here no more She said stop your pissin' and moanin' and groanin' go sleep outside with them dogs Now honey let me please explain cause I didn't mean you no wrong I didn't mean to hurt you baby Wouldn't do that to you She said bite your lip, now, sweet child You're the bastard son of a thousand blues Well my Daddy was gone by the day I was born And my Mama I have never seen I was born in the back of a black Cadillac And raised by a Gypsy queen And as a child I was hell gone wild Raised in the eye of a storm By the time I was ten I was doing time again Cause I knew what that gun was for Chorus: No, no, no, I'm the bastard son of a thousand blues No, no, no, Don't know what I'm going to do No, no, no, I'm the bastard son of a thousand blues No, no, no, Tell me, mama, what I'm going to do Ladies have come and ladies have gone But there's one I remember quite well Years have gone past, but her memory lasts But the story I cannot tell Well I've lived and I've lied And I've loved and I've tried To put my soul to good use Guess I'm shit out of luck Cause that name, it just stuck I'm the bastard son of a thousand blues, dig Chorus, out