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Hey Man

(1996)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHard Rock
LabelsAtlantic Records
Album rating :  81.1 / 100
Votes :  13
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Hey Man Lyrics

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1. Trapped in Toyland (4:24)
20 long years ridin' somebody's coattalis
Watching the vermin go by thru a heavy coat
of chain mail
So ya wanna change the world but ya still
Can't decide
They can take away the cash but a fool's
got his pride
Everyone must kneel before the man
The leader of the band
Trapped in toyland
20 odd years since you heard "Revolution"
Feeding your fears with psychological pollution
Everybody in the wold tryin' to take you
For a ride
So you get behind the wheel just to realize
you're blind
Sycophants associates n' press men
Read the upper hand
Trapped in toyland
Well it seems like years since anybody
Knew your name
And you're drownin' in your tears but it's
all just the same
And it seems such a waste for a man with such pride
But it's obvious reality is eatin' at your insides
Sycophants associates n'press men
Read the upper hand
Everyone must kneel before the man
The leader of the band
Trapped in toyland
2. Take Cover (4:37)
Words in my mouth
Someone told me to say
They go unspoken
My mind gets in the way
I hold my tongue
Save my, save my soul
True to myself
And stay gold
Sometimes you gotta pull the plug
Somewhere a little place to crawl
Love me for who I am
It doesn't have to be this hard
for an ordinary man
I wanna take cover, take cover
From you, wake me when it's over
Take cover, I wanna take cover
From you
Sold all my dreams
Watched them all disappear
I've spilled my blood
No one seems to care
Sometimes you gotta pull the plug
Somewhere a little place to crawl
Love me for who I am
How low do I have to go to make you
Understand
3. Jane Doe (3:35)
Can I explain it?
It's not not an easy thing to do
A cryptic fascination
Seems to get me through
A darkened stranger
Who left me full of doubt
She'd tell me that she loved me
Then the lights went out
Jane Doe, what was her name
Where did she go
Jane Doe, she slipped away again
Does anybody know?
Jane Doe
Platonic whisper
That makes me want to shout
Then she always disappears
Like a lady from a Barcly House
Who is this woman
Someone that I invent
I follow all night long
Like a bloodhound on a secret
Jane Doe, what was her name
Where did she go
Jane Doe, she slopped away without
a trace
I still don't know
Jane Doe
There's no fault, no blame
Love can twist the brain
This picture lost its frame
And John has lost his Jane
Jane Doe, what was her name
Where did she go
Jane Doe, slippped away again
Does anybody know?
Jane Doe
There's no fault, no blame
Love can twist the brain
This picture lost its frame
And John has lost his Jane
4. Goin' Where the Wind Blows (4:19)
Someone said life is for the taking
Here I am with my hand out waiting for a ride
I've been living on my great expectations
What good is it when I'm stranded here
And the world just passes by
Where are the signs to help me get out of this place

If I should stumble on my moment in time,
How will I know?
If the story's written on my face, does it show?
Am I strong enough to walk on water
Smart enough to come in out of the rain?
Or am I a fool going where the wind blows (wind blows)?

Here I sit halfway to somewhere
Thinking about what's in front of me and what I left behind
On my own, supposed to be so easy
Is this what I've been after
Or have I lost my mind?
Maybe this is my chance and it's coming to take me away, yeah

If I should stumble on my moment in time,
How will I know?
If the story's written on my face, does it show?
Am I strong enough to walk on water
Smart enough to come in out of the rain?
Or am I a fool going where the wind blows (wind blows)?

Here I am walking naked through the world
Taking up space, society's child
Make room for me, make room for me,
make room for me

Am I strong enough to walk on water?
Smart enough to come in out of the rain?
Or am I a fool
Going where the wind blows (where the wind blows),
Going where the wind blows?
5. The Chain (3:46)
I hear their voices inside my head
There's no denying it's my private hell as
I lie in bed
I take a look around and see myself
In twenty years will I be them
I've taken all I can stand
Afraid of what kind of man I am
Does everything stay the same
Or will I break the chain
Secrets, emotions, and wounds concealed
Spirits are broken, the deepest scars that I'll never heal
They'll be back handed down from father to son
A closet full of skeletons
I've taken all I can stand
Afraid of what kind of man I am
Does everything stay the same
Or will I break the chain
I will get by
With a little understanding
'Cause it's my own life after all
I've taken all I can stand
Afraid of what kind of man I am
Does everything stay the same
Or will I break the chain
6. Where Do I Fit In? (4:22)
Don't you color me by the way you paint your picture
I'm happy just the way I am
It's been soaked into my bones, a child under pressure
I'm a bastard of the master plan
I wanna live my life
Don't wanna live a lie
I hear freedom ringin'
Everyone's got a place
But where do I fit in
Don't go sellin' me a dream you can't deliver
Like a dog in a cat suit, it's a poor disguise
Strange little angels a parade of saints and sinners
Greetings from the other side
I wanna live my life
I don't wanna live a lie
I hear freedom ringin'
Everyone's got a place
But where do I fit in
I was walking on glass from a thousand broken mirrors
Saw my reflection stare me down
I tried to run, I was going through the motions
I got my feet on solid ground
I wanna live my life
Don't wanna live a lie
I hear freedom ringin'
I wasn't the same as you baby
But take a walk in my shoes
I hear freedom ringin'
Everyone's got a place
But where do I fit in
7. If That's What It Takes (4:48)
Comfort me
From a world where no one cares
Where the words turn into cages
And memories cut like glass
I closed my eyes on you
Put the blames on myself
The weight is on my shoulders
Throw my heart in the wishing well
I've got to face and tame my demons
I know it's hard to start over again,
yeah, I know.
Through trials and tribulations
Salvation's like a long lost friend
I'll take back all of the hurt
For your love I've taken for granted
I'll do anything to change
If that's what it takes
No use in pretending
Ain't no pride in it all
A cure for independence
Is when you're standing in the cold
Have I used have I used my chances
Have my bridges all been burned
Give me a sign of inspiration
To find a stone that's left unturned
I see a distant promise of Eden
Lifting my spirits so high
If I can break out of the circle
Gonna kiss that carousel goodbye
I'll take back all of the hurt
For your love I've taken for granted
I'll do anything to change
If that's what it takes [solo]
I've got to see a promise of Eden
Lifting my spirits so high
If I can break, break out of the circle
Gonna kiss that carousel goodbye
I'll take back all of the hurt
For your love I've taken for granted
I'll do anything to change, baby
If that's what it takes
Take back all of the hurt
For your love I've taken for granted
I'll do anything to change
If that's what it takes
If that's what it takes
8. Out of the Underground (4:05)
Hey man, are you ready to go
Down where you reach a higher low
Mmm, you can breathe the sweet & sacred air
For the woman waiting there
Underground
Wisdom is only a relative experience
Life is a dream
Not what it seems
For the obscene
Out of the underground
Feeling is only a relative experience
I don't believe it
What does it mean
For the obscene
Down where you reach a higher low
[Solo]
Wisdom is only a relative experience
Feeling is only a relative experience
Life is a dream
Not what it seems
For the obscene
Out of the underground
I don't believe it
What does it mean
Down where you reach a higher low
Out of the underground
9. Dancin' Right Into the Flame (3:03)
All alone in the twilight
I'm a shadow in the room
Time is my companion
But it turned its back too soon
Imagination will take me anywhere I want to go
But with my ballerina
Both of us lost in a-
Love light from an old Roman candle
Midnight won't be the same
When I close my eyes
We're dancin' right into the flame
The pciture is fading
Like a vision from my soul
Nothing left but a memory
In the silver afterglow
She may be gone, but not forgotten
Inside my heart, yeah-
But with my ballerina
Both of us lost in a-
Love light from an old Roman candle
Midnight won't be the same
When I close my eyes
We're dancin' right into the flame
My mind seems to wander away
And play me like a fool
I wish it could be like the way it was
'Cause life can be so cruel
But with my ballerina
I live in a dream of a-
Love light from an old Roman candle
Midnight won't be the same
When I close my eyes
We're dancin' right into the flame
Love light from an old Roman candle
Midnight won't be the same
When I close my eyes
We're dancin' right into the flame
10. Mama D. (4:33)
Mama D.
Has a way of fixing the hole
Where the water runs out my soul
When you sing with me
Save me, Mama D.
Mama D. wears a dark brown coat in the sun
The light in her eyes burns so strong
And the melody
Heals me Mama D.
Set me free, Mama D.
She won't bring you down
If you're shit outta luck
She can't live it down
Might as well live it up
Mama D.
Has a way of seeing the truth
Through a lie or just an excuse
Or a tragedy
Show me, Mama D.
Whatcha see, Mama D.
She won't bring you down
If you're shit outta luck
She can't live it down
Might as well live it up
11. Fool Us Today (4:22)
They say it's not the money
You know it's not the money
Can you figure out what you want
What you need?
They try to pump it up, forget about the facts
Sometmes it hurts but it's never taken back
The left is right, the right is left
Oh yeah, I gotta get this thing right off my chest
[Chorus]
Black, white and grey what can you do
What can you say?
How can they fool us today?
Hold your head up high, laugh till you cry
How can they fool us today
[2nd verse]
Talkin' twenty-four, secen. we're losin' what we're gettin'
They slap you down with a call from up above
It's a window to the world
A word to every man
Just gettin' it up, we'll all do what we can
They do it all for you, much better than the rest
Hey it's alright if you can pass the test
[Repeat 1st chorus]
[Solo]
It's all good new, we can buy and sell
Yeh! Don't stop now you can unring a bell
[Chorus]
Black, white and grey what can you do
What can you say?
How can they fool us today?
Hold your head up high, laugh till you cry
How can they fool us today
Catch the falling sky, we're all gonna die anyway
How can they fool us today?
12. Little Mistake [bonus track] (3:45)
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