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Balls to Picasso

(1994)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHeavy Metal
LabelsEMI Records
Album rating :  80.3 / 100
Votes :  9
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Balls to Picasso Lyrics

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1. Cyclops (7:57)
We all have secret lives
In our secret rooms,
Living in our movies,
humming our own tunes

Living life in camera,
When the night is closing down,
Sliding into darkness,
You could be like me

Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Why are you looking at the cameras eye?
Where are you staying?
Why are you leaving?
We watch you breathing through the cameras eye

We all make-up our faces
The make-up of the clown,
Happy leaving traces,
Of our childish background,

Pointing at the sky,
We can watch the stars
You think you're all alone,
But you never are...

Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Why are you looking at the cameras eye?
Where are you staying?
Why are you leaving?
We watch you breathing through the cameras eye

They ain't watching you, they ain't watching you now
They ain't watching you, they ain't watching you now

They ain't watching you, they ain't watching you now
They ain't watching you, they ain't watching you now

Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Why are you looking at the cameras eye?
Political sleazes,
Sexual divas,
We watch your heart beating through the cameras eye

Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Why are you looking at the cameras eye?
Political sleazes,
Sexual divas,
We watch your heart beating through the cameras eye
2. Hell No (5:12)
There's a secret that we all share
In the darkest hours of the night
You can swear on the bible...
Cut the throat of your rival

Oh, oh,
I've been taking my life in my hand
And I'm making new plans, yeah...
Now I'm starting my life on my own
In the virgin unknown...


Hell...Hell no...
Oh were do we belong?
In this place, where we fight,
Oh were do we belong?


There's a place in the misty air
Not a million miles from here
You can make it your own place
You can change your own face

Oh, oh,
I've been taking my life in my hand
And I'm making new plans, yeah...
Now I'm starting my life on my own
In the virgin unknown...


Hell...Hell no...
Oh were do we belong?
In this place, where we fight,
Oh were do we belong?


Hell...Hell no...
Oh were do we belong?
In this place, where we fight,
Oh were do we belong?


If you can't really say what you don't really know,
then you don't really know what you can't really say
If you can't really say what you don't really know,
then you don't really know what you can't really say
If you can't really say what you don't really know,
then you don't really know what you can't really say
If you can't really say what you don't really know,
then you don't really know what you can't really say


Screaming out hell no
Shouting out hell no
On his knees shouting hell no
Defiant as hell no
On the street singing hell no
On his knees hell no
Still shouting out hell no
Screaming Hell no, hell no, one, two, three, four


Hell...Hell no...
Oh were do we belong?
In this place, where we fight,
Oh were do we belong?

Hell...Hell no...
Oh were do we belong?
In this place, where we fight,
Oh were do we belong?
3. Gods Of War (5:02)
When I was younger I thought
that to kill, or be killed was a thing
to be proud of
Victim of change, prisoner of hope,
hanged by the neck on the end of a rope
I don't know...
I don't care...

Oh, one of the damned
Oh, part of the plan

Cry oh, oh, oh, the gods of war
They howl and cry for more
Cry oh, oh, oh, the gods of war
They howl and cry for more

Now taking both sides at a time, on the front line
You can join in the fear
Share in the bloodshed
Investing your money in guns, the infinite fun
of the warlord you saved
From the rusty grave

Oh, one of the damned
Oh, part of the plan

Cry oh, oh, oh, the gods of war
They howl and cry for more
Cry oh, oh, oh, the gods of war
They howl and cry for more

Oh, one of the damned
Oh, part of the plan

Cry oh, oh, oh, the gods of war
They howl and cry for more
Cry oh, oh, oh, the gods of war
They howl and cry for more
4. (1000 Points Of Light (4:25)
You can sail in the desert
With a ship of fools
You can smuggle in moses
And his book of rules
But you can't take mother
And give her back her son
Hey what kind of freedom
Is bought with a gun...

People like to build
Their own prison walls
When they're afraid
To look inside a...
A 1000 points of light
Are the muzzle flashes
In the night
And the freedoms
You profess to hold
Won't bring the dead back
From the cold...

Political speeshes
They are lying in the mud
Nothing else matters
But money and blood
Tyranny off freedom
Is do what you like
There's a world gone crazy
Cos it can't say no.
5. Laughing In The Hiding Bush (4:21)
There's a sinister game that children play
Hey, hey, hey, hey
When they get to the end of each schoolday
Hey, hey, hey, hey

They spend their lives getting ready for the kill...Ha!

Laughing in the hiding bush
The joker is back
Laughing in the hiding bush
The joker is back

Who remembers the names of fallen heroes
Hey, hey, Hey, hey
Who remembers today to fly their flags
Hey, hey, Hey, hey

I couldn't say I loved you like I did before...Ha!

Laughing in the hiding bush
The joker is back
Laughing in the hiding bush

It's the laughing attack
The joker is back
He's wild in the pack
The joker is back
Laughing in the hiding gonna kick him in the bush, yeah

Laughing in the hiding bush
The joker is back
Laughing in the hiding bush
The joker is back

Laughing in the hiding bush
He's wild in the pack
Laughing in the hiding bush
The joker is back
6. Change Of Heart (4:59)
Here I sit, alone at a window
The rain falls down
On the class in the cold

All my life, I've been waiting for a moment
It never came, maybe never will
Ah, sometimes I don't know

Those days are gone
Lord I hide where I just can't say
I'm still there, catching your tears
As they fall to the ground

You, you're walking away
You couldn't stay
You need a change of heart
You, you're walking away
You couldn't stay
You need a change of heart

Trees are bare, the earth it is hard
I wait for winter, soft winter and snow

Those days are gone
Now I hide where I just can't say
I'll be there, catching your tears
Before they fall to the ground

You, you're walking away
You couldn't stay
You need a change of heart
You, you're walking away
You couldn't stay
You need a change of heart

And I know, wherever you go
I'll be around, yeah
I'll be there, catching your tears
Before they fall to the ground, yeah

Those days are gone
Now I hide where I just can't say
I'm still there, watching your tears
As they fall to the ground

You, you're walking away
You couldn't stay
You need a change of heart
You, you're walking away
You couldn't stay
You need a change of heart

You, you're walking away
You couldn't stay
You need a change of heart
Oh, oh child.
You need a change of heart
Change of heart
Change of heart
7. Shoot All The Clowns (4:24)
I've been down
At the crazy house
I've been playing
With the cat and the mouse
I've been down
I've been down
I've seen the crazy people
Running around

Shoot all the clowns
Shoot 'em down
Shoot 'em down
Shoot 'em down

Welcome to the circus
Where I fool around
I got the killer smile
I'm a killer clown
Cover up your face
You've been found out
You laugh when
There's nothing to smile about

Shoot shoot
Shoot all the clowns

Wanna gimme money
Well you better get ready
I'm a certified friend
Of John Paul Getty
I'm a fat stargazer
I'm an all night raver
I'm an anything you wannabe
If I can get your sympathy
Welcome to the circus
I'm a killer clown
Welcome to the circus
Hey gather round
2 sides to life
2 sides to fun
The one who does it
And the one who gets done
8. Fire (4:30)
Always let you down
Always fooled around
Always stealing your own way

Life just seems too short
Life lived in the dirt
Kicked in the teeth
Is what you meant to say

Fighting battles, never fired a shot

When you step into the fire
You're gonna get burned
Hide all the money you saved
Money won't pay
For the trouble you caused
Troubles coming back for more

Living on the edge
A blind man kneels on broken glass
Building the bars of his own case

Running circles till you drop
Hating life until it stops
Kicked in the teeth
Is what you meant to say

Fighting battles, never fired a shot

When you step into the fire
You're gonna get burned
Hide all the money you saved
Money won't pay
For the trouble you caused
Troubles coming back for more

When you step into the fire
You're gonna get burned
Hide all the money you saved
Money won't pay
For the trouble you caused
Troubles coming back for...more

Running circles till you drop
Hating life until it stops
Kicked in the teeth
Is what you meant to say

Fighting battles, never fired a shot

When you step into the fire
You're gonna get burned
Hide all the money you saved
Money won't pay
For the trouble you caused
Troubles coming back for more

Step into the fire
You're gonna get burned
Hide all the money you saved
Money won't pay
For the trouble you caused
Troubles coming back for more

Step into the fire
You're gonna get burned
Hide all the money you saved
Money won't pay
For the trouble you caused
Troubles coming back for more
9. Sacred Cowboys (3:54)
With a sense of irony everyone you see is chasing their illusion
Take a dive or sink or swim, but in the end you're in the same pollution
In your world escape is swift, the nonsense list is all you need to know
In the land of dreams, you make the right connections, then you'll be the hero
Ecstasy, the cult of me provides our institutions
You can live forever besides a grave that stands where people used to function
You can join the saviours of our culture, vultures circling overhead my sky
Like the sin of gluttony won't set you free, but Betty Ford can help you try

You can get all the things you never needed
You can sell people crap and make them eat it

Where is our John Wayne
Where is our sacred cowboys now?
Where are the indians on the hill
There's no indians left to kill

People die with oxygen and all their money can afford a breath
People starving everywhere and staring in the face of death
Prostitutes and politicians laying in their beds together
You can be the saviour of the poor making up the policies to open the back door...

You can get all the things you never needed
You can sell people crap and make them eat it

Where is our John Wayne
Where is our sacred cowboys now?
Where are the indians on the hill
There's no indians left to kill

Where is our John Wayne
Where is our sacred cowboys now?
Where are the indians on the hill
There's no indians left to kill

You can get all the things you never needed
You can sell people crap and make them eat it...EAT IT

Where is our John Wayne
Where is our sacred cowboys now?
Where are the indians on the hill
There's no indians left to kill

Where is our John Wayne
Where is our sacred cowboys now?
Where are the indians on the hill
There's no indians left to...kill
10. Tears Of The Dragon (6:20)
For too long now
There were secrets in my mind
For too long now
There were things I should have said

In the darkness, I was stumbling for the door
To find a reason, to find the time, the place, the hour

Waiting for the winter sun, and the cold light of day
The misty ghosts of childhood fears
The pressure is building and I can't stay away

I throw myself into the sea
Release the wave, let it wash over me
To face the fear, I once believed
The tears of the dragon, for you and for me

Where I was
I had wings that couldn't fly
Where I was
I had tears I couldn't cry

My emotions, frozen in an iced lake
I couldn't feel them, until the ice began to break

I have no prayer over this, you know I'm afraid
The walls I built are crumbling
The water is moving, I'm slipping away

I throw myself into the sea
Release the wave, let it wash over me
To face the fear, I once believed
The tears of the dragon, for you and for me

Slowly I awake
Slowly I rise
The walls I built are crumbling
The water is moving, I'm slipping away

I throw myself into the sea
Release the wave, let it wash over me
To face the fear, I once believed
The tears of the dragon, for you and for me


I throw myself into the sea
Release the wave, let it wash over me
To face the fear, I once believed
The tears of the dragon, for you and for me...
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