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King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime

(1995)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresAvant-Garde Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal
LabelsSlash
Album rating :  77 / 100
Votes :  2
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King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime Lyrics

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1. Get Out (2:17)
What if there's no more fun to have?
And all I've got is what I had
What if I have forgotten how?
Cut my losses and get out now


Get out right now

There's something stronger than me
There's something I don't want to see
A new thing growing in me


It is the hardest thing to do
To watch it grow on top of you
And see you're just like everyone
No fun


There's something stronger than me
There's something I don't want to see
A new thing growing in me
There's something I don't want to see


I don't speak that language anymore
My blood is not that color anymore
My blood don't shine the same way anymore
I cannot deny it anymore


There's something stronger than me
There's something I don't want to see
Got a new thing growing in me
There's something I don't want to see
There's something stronger than me
There's something I don't want to see
A new thing growing in me...
2. Ricochet (4:28)
All of that thick time without you
Has made me so thick and drunk
"and it's okay to laugh about it"
I said, "it's okay to laugh about it"


Runnin' twice as fast to stay in
the same place
Don't catch my breath until the end
of the day
And I'd rather be shot in the face
Than hear what you're going to say


One day the wind will come up
And you'll come up empty again
-And who'll be laughing then?-
You'll come up empty again


There's no reason - no explanation - so play
the violins


It's always funny until someone gets hurt...
And then it's just hilarious!


You beat me everytime you blink
If only I did not have to think
Think about you crackin' a smile
Think about you all the while


One day the wind will come up
And you'll come up empty again
-And who'll be laughing then?-
You'll come up empty again


There's no reason - no explanation - so play
the violins


On the ricochet - it's going to hit you
It's always funny until someone gets hurt
You can laugh at me - when it misses you
3. Evidence (4:52)
If you want to open the hole
Just put your head down and go
Step beside the piece of circumstance
Got to wash away the taste of evidence


Wash it away
(Evidence...got a taste of evidence)


I didn't feel a thing
It didn't mean a thing
Look in the eye and testify;
I didn't feel a thing


Anything you say, we know you're guilty
Hands above your head and you won't even feel me


You won't feel me
4. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies (3:28)
The words are so familiar-
all the same greats, the same mistakes
It doesn't have to be like this


If you don't make a friend now
One might make you
So learn
The gentle art of making enemies


Don't look so surprised
Happy birthday...fucker
Blow that candle out,
We're gonna kick you, kick you


[Don't say you're not because you are]
[Don't say you're not because you are]
[History tells us that you are]
[History tells us that you are]


And all you need is just one more excuse
You put up one hell of a fight, you put up one hell of a fight
I wanna hear you very best excuse
I never felt this much alive, I never felt this much alive


Your day has finally come-
So where the hat and do the dance
And let the suit keep wearing you.


This year you'll sit and take it
And you will like it-
It's the gentle art of making enemies


I deserve a reward
Cuz I'm the best fuck that you ever had
And if I tighten up my hole-
You may never see the light again


[There's always an easy way out]
[There's always an easy way out]
[You need something wet in your mouth]
[You need something wet in your mouth]


I never felt this much alive
5. Star A.D. (3:22)
Star A.D.


See tomorrow dreamin'
You don't need your freedom


Star A.D.


A little joke that's understood
It's all over the world
A little joke that's understood
It's all over and over and over!


And dying is dry-
Like a fact of history
And when you die, you'll become
something worse
Than dead-
You'll become
A legend


We are forever
6. Cuckoo for Caca (3:42)
It's cold and it's
Smooth and it's
A hard shade of white
And everybody needs to lick the surface clean
But it never tastes better


White blooms to white and
freezes white again
Close it before something crawls in
Commit it, leave it, get away...
we always
Drop our good side


Being good gets you stuff
Being stuff gets you good
Good stuff gets you being
And wheelin' and dealin' and squelin'
Shit lives forever


They have no legs, but chase us anyway
Wipe the shadow of your best friend
Gave birth to something we don't want to be
We drop our good side


Eat is just as deep as you can fuck it
So cough it up or go down
And there's only one thing that separates
A man...


Shit lives forever


We'll retire with the turd on our lips Under a pair of knowing eyes
I'm gonna take a few down with me
And drop my good side


You can't kill it


Take if from out drummer, "Puff"
Being good it gets you stuff
7. Caralho Voador (4:00)
They all know me by my car
They know I'm gone, but not how far
I'm heading straight down 101
I'm going to go and get me some


My lips are movin' but there's no sound
Someday somebody's gonna get run down
Gonna' get run down


Eo non pusso dirigir
E agora a pares
Neo dedu indehado
No neo naris


My lips are movin' but there's no sound
Someday somebody's gonna get run down
Gonna get run down
8. Ugly in the Morning (3:05)
You did one thing wrong
You woke up.
You look better before
More - more


And the stomach turns...
Say nothing without wasting a work
I know exactly what you meant


I know how piggy feels
He starves without missing a meal
Look in the mirror...


Don't look at me-
I'm ugly in the morning


When the headaches gone
The sun is not.
Forgot to turn the alarm
On - on


Doesn't matter how much you think
Or the number of hairs in the sink
I did it to myself again


I know how piggy feels
He starves without missing a meal
It's getting clearer


Don't look at me-
I'm ugly in the morning
9. Digging the Grave (3:03)
It would be wrong to ask you why
Because I know what goes inside
Is only half of what come out
Isn't that what it's about?
To remind us we're alive
To remind us we're not blind
In that big, black hole
Comfortable
Digging the grave, I got it made
Let something in or throw something out?
You left the door open wide
I know you have a reason why
That knot is better left untied
I just went and undid mine
It takes some time
And the shadows so big
It takes the sun out of the day
And the feeling goes away
if you close the door
Comfortable
And it's out of this world
Comfortable
10. Take This Bottle (4:57)
I can wait to love in heaven
I can wait for you
Far away, I'll treat you better
Better than down here


Cuz I've done wrong
And I'm a little afraid
And I ain't to strong
And this ain't easy to say:


Take this bottle
Take this bottle
And just walk away - the both of you
And let me feel the pain - I've done to you


I can hope we'll be together
With a better roof over our heads
I can hope the stormy weather
It passes on - it passes on


But I've hoped too long
Hoped for me to change
And that hope is gone
So listen to what I say:


Take this bottle
11. King for a Day (6:34)
It is not a good day, if you are not looking good
This is the best party that I've ever been to
Today I asked for a god to pour some wine
in my eyes
Today I asked for someone to shake some
salt on my life
Look!
Everything's spinning
(We're on the ground)
Never cheer before you know who's winning
(Don't make a sound)


Sniff the glass and let it roll around on your tongue
Let me introduce you to someone before the
party is done
Someone to look to in need or in want or in war
If you give him everything, he may give you
even more


This is the best party I've ever been to


Don't let me die with that silly look in my eyes
12. What a Day (2:37)
A piece of mail
A letter head
A piece of hair
From a human head


You're sayin' to me
"I should've killed it"
"I should've killed it"
"I should've killed it before"


You're right, you're right
"Kill the body and the head will die"
They're laughing at me
"I should've learned it"
"I should've learned it"
"I should've learned it before"


-What a day, what a day
If you can look it in the face
And hold you're vomit


A wet sneeze and a "no left turn"
A row of teeth and an encouraging word
Beneath a mile of skin
"I should've noticed it"
"I should've noticed it"
"I should've noticed it before"


What a day
What a day
What a day
Don't you touch it
13. The Last to Know (4:27)
Where it grows on trees
But never blooms
Where it hurts the least for whoever
Saw it first


First to go and the last to know


Last longer than a lifetime
Takes the least amount of effort
Feels better than a bargain
Just to know it's there


Can't you see
There's always one me
And that me is me


I know where but I cannot share
You'll call me - I'll stand in line till then
I'll be waiting


Can't you see
All circuits are busy
Please try back again
14. Just a Man (5:36)
Sky is clear tonight
Sky is clear tomorrow


A star is out
I reach for one to sparkle in my hand
A star is out
I will not touch you I am and just a man


Sky is clear tonight
Sky is clear tomorrow


-And every night I shut my eyes
So I don't have to see the light
Shining so bright
I'll dream about a cloudy sky,
A cloudy sky


"Man was born to love-
Though often he has sought
Like Icarus, to fly to high
And far too lonely then he ought
To kill the sun of east and west
And hold the world as his behest


To hold the terrible power
To whom only gods are blessed-
But me, I am just a man"


--And every night I shut my eyes
So I don't have to see the light
Shining so bright
I'll dream about a cloudy sky,
A cloudy sky


And every night I shut my eyes
But now I've got them open wide
You've fallen into my hands
And now you're burning me
And now you're burning me
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