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If at First You Don't Succeed...

(1988)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHeavy Metal, Power Metal
LabelsTorrid
Album rating :  -
Votes :  0
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If at First You Don't Succeed... Lyrics

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1. Opinionate! (5:07)
How 'bout we get a little honest with ourselves
Let's start to think!
We're only flaunting our lack of respect
When we argue over opinions

You!
You talk like it's a fact
I wish you could just listen to yourself and your...
Opinions!
From the way that you talk
(Opinionate!)
You'd think your word was law
A preference cannot be wrong nor right
But it's wrong to try and dispute tastes

There's so many reasons we all use to form opinions
You see we've got the right to each hold a point of view
Why fight each other, it's all in vain respect's the key
But we argue blind, each thinking he is right
We are all at fault, you know it's true
Our simple free will is completely ignored
Damned to ignorance, what will we do now?!
We've all got enough problems, why add to the strain?
A no-win situation is what we have on our hands
Over and over and over and over
We prove the fact that we can't think
Living one mulish day at a time
Convinced that our shit doesn't stink! Yeah!

This song is food for thought, we're all starving
To change your standpoint is not so alarming
The usual result of change is growth
What's your opinion we'd like to know!
Opinionate! Opinionate! Opinionate!
Opinionate! Opinionate! Opinionate! Now!
2. In the Mean Time (3:32)
Playing Hitler with defenseless pets
As far as I'm concerned there's no excuse
I wouldn't be surprised if you were taking bets
On just how much the poor creatures can take of your
Abuse!
The prisons are full, spilling over with pigs
Put them to use for all your research
Any damn machine can make a license plate
But finding cure for AIDS and cancer is not as easy

We're living in the mean time
Efficiency is no crime!
Why don't you get it straight before it's too late!
Relieve those crowded jails, redefine the word "bail"
Take those sentenced to life put them under your knife!
There's no better answer!

Kill one bird with one stone, the other leave alone
Stop destroying animals, this choice is logical
Use humans for your tests, the results will prove best!

I'm sure this proposal must seem quite radical
But all parties concerned will benefit, you'll learn
That's if we awake in time to correct our...
Mistake!
3. Rebel Without a Brain (4:34)
You anger me beyond belief
Lying for the sake of lying
Right to my face
As if I were as pathetically simple as yourself
Using anything and everything for an excuse
You're twisting logical reasoning tight in a knot
Twist it!
Boycotting thought before action
You're so damn self-assured
Further strangled by the results
Of your modified truth

Rebel without a brain
Rebel
What makes you think that lying's cool?!
Deception's noose keeps on tightening
Around your neck
Haunting you now are the loose ends
You neglected to check

Your life is your mind's fabrication
You're living a lie
Why not give the truth a small chance?
Hell would freeze before you'd try!
4. King in Exile (4:03)
I have lived a life of wealth and splendor
Anything I wanted I could easily buy
(Locked away) from the games that you play
(Beg beg) every minute of every day
(Day to day) I'm carefree that's more than you can say
Much more than you can say
Prince to pauper was my decision
Discarding everything I had ever owned
(Take a look) where's my self respect?
(In exile) with all of my worries
(I don't care) if I'm a burden to society

[RESPONSE:]
Proclaiming selfish, careless freedom
You're blind to the worth of life!
There's pride to be found in accomplishing
Something you've strived for!
So try and redefine your outlook!
Get a job! Get a job!
It just might save your life!
Get a job! Get a job! Get a job!
Get a job! Get a job! Get a job!
You worthless slob!
5. Face the Fat Reality / Outro (3:49)
Your chart shows, truth you soundly deny
The stars hold, your life's blueprints
You smirk and pass them by
You just pass them by
(You're a) velvet hand inside an iron glove
Alone there, praising the very thoughts you're
Thinking of

Your veil of charm is pulled back
For all within sight
To gaze upon in surprise
I'm staring with delight!

You cannot change your fate! No!
Selfish anger on your face
Oh stop it, you're breaking my heart!
You love the fine art of disgrace
But not when it's cast in your part!
You should have listened up, and seen your faults
Narcissism gets you nowhere at all!
Nowhere at all!
6. I Too Eye (3:37)
She's dynamite in bed, isn't that what's in your head?!
I see your hungry smile, you make me sicker all the while!

I'm gonna tell you what it's all about
The truth of the matter is
You're like a roach who sees a scrap of food
I call it rude, yeah!
Your middle-aged fantasies, hopeless attempts at ecstasy
So keep your eyes in your head, you know damn well
She ain't winding up in your bed!

Now I must honestly tell
That I have done it as well
You go through these things in life
But you, I can't understand
I'm just a kid, you're a man
What about your wife?!
You call yourself adult
You're just adulterous!

Can't you... I too eye
You never will... see eye to eye
See eye too eye
It's too late to... see eye to eye
You'd go and throw it all away
Just for a lousy lay
Unbelievable
Tell me is it worth all the sweat?
Only to wake up in regret
Or is your conscience simply dead?!
7. Diplomatic Immunity (3:01)
You get away with murder
Self-righteous in a foriegn land
It must be quite an intense feeling
To have an entire nation in the palm of your hand
Your rights are so wrong
An insult to every citizen
We're all subject to this injustice
Your immunity must meet its end!

If you're to live here, you can't live above the law
Doesn't that make sense?!
Yet you do, what good then is democracy for
If we're not all equal?!

Yeah, I know you only work here
But I know what your job entails
Go maintain relations from your homeland
Just use a phone or try the mail!
Get out of our hair!
8. Process of Assimilation (4:31)
Process of assimilation
You're the one who used to say
"My goals will never change,
However long they take to reach!"
"I'm no feather in the wind
I'll triumph with a grin"
You spoke with such conviction
Process of assimilation
How quickly you changed your tune
When time gave you room
To grow toward your desires
You claimed "change" helped you mature
Believe me I was sure
That you were trying to convince yourself
Your problem, I thought, was a weak frame of mind
But noticing your smile, I saw the problem was mine!
We're all searching for contentment with blinders on
We've got to learn to be objective
Before life itself is gone!
9. Tears of Orpheus (1:19) instrumental
(instrumental)
10. Aftermath of Betrayal (The Tragedy of Hamlet) (9:05)
[ACT I]
Once past twelve sounds a bell
'Tis bitter cold at Elsinore
Three Danes await and watch the night
For the late king Hamlet's spectral sight
It comes again in warlike form
This spirit of health beckons his son
Father, king, royal Dane?
Tell me the reason why you came
I am the spirit of the king
I walk the night and burn by day
"Till the foul crimes done in my days
Of nature are burnt and purged away"
A serpents sting took my life
Now wears my crown and wed my wife
Avenge my death, remember me
Hamlet my son, kill the king!

[ACTS II and III]
A noble mind overthrown
Seized with madness
Dethrone!
Somewhat deceptive
To masque his designs
The prince will reap his vengeance in time
His lady love doth think him mad
Lord Chamberlain warns
Stay away!
The actors come hither
Presenting a play
Hamlet's intentions are underway
He has caught the conscience of the king
Railed the queen
Thought Claudius slain
Instead lay dead
The fool Chamberlain
Banished; to England Hamlet is sent

[ACT IV]
The sails were set for their destruction
Twice fell the night their ship is attacked
Death has strayed from his path to claim sweet Ophelia
The prince now returns enraged with wrath
He falls upon innocence returning to dust
Swears he laertes, Hamlet must
Pay for all grievances put on his house
Conspiracy lingers, the duel; a trap
11. Finale (0:24) instrumental
(instrumental)
12. M.E.S. (Technical Difficulties) (2:57)
Frozen in my chair in statue stillness
In aimless wonder my thoughts wander
Just one small step beyond what’s real
One giant leap into the dream

(Chorus)
Objects strewn about you
Spring to life at will
Motionless you observe
Fear, inside you builds
These on-tap nightmares are commonplace
They’ll turn a fine young man into a disgrace
It’s a matter of common sense
But you continue non-the-less

The smoke-filled room now holds you captive
You’re subject to its choice torments

(Chorus)
You’ve got to escape it
Now and then it’s fun
But once you start to live it
Out of time, you’ll run
Think clearly while you still have the time
To waste your life away would be a crime!
M.E.S. M.E.S. M.E.S. M.E.S.
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