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Diary of a Madman

(1981)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHeavy Metal
LabelsJet Records
Album rating :  88.6 / 100
Votes :  24
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Diary of a Madman Lyrics

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Submitted by level Mefisto       Last modified by level Besi Karat
1. Over the Mountain (4:31)
Over the mountain, take me across the sky
Something in my vision, something deep inside
Where did I wander, where d'ya think I wandered to
I've seen life's magic, astral plane I travel through

I heard them tell me that this land of dreams was now
I told them I had ridden shooting stars
And said I'd show them how

Over and over, always tried to get away
Living in a daydream, only place I had to stay
Fever of a breakout, burning in me miles wide
People around me, talking to the walls inside

I heard them tell me that this land of dreams was now
I told them I had ridden shooting stars
And said I'd show them how

Don't need no astrology
It's inside of you and me
You don't need a ticket to fly with me, I'm free

Over and under, in between the ups and downs
Mind on a carpet, magic ride goes round and round
Over the mountain, kissing silver inlaid clouds
Watching my body, disappear into the ground

Don't need no astrology
It's inside of you and me
You don't need a ticket to fly with me, I'm free
2. Flying High Again (4:44)
Got a crazy feeling I don't understand
Gotta get away from here
Feeling like I shoulda kept my feet on the ground
Waiting for the sun to appear

Mamma's gonna worry
I been a bad, bad boy
No use sayin sorry
It's somethin that I enjoy

Cause you can't see what my eyes see
(I can see it, I can see it)
And you can't be inside of me
Flying high again

I can see through mountains watch me disappear
I can even touch the sky
Swallowing colours of the sound I haer
Am I just a crazy guy, you bet

Mamma's gonna worry
I been a bad, bad boy
No use sayin sorry
It's somethin that I enjoy

If you could be inside my head
You'd see that black and white is red
Flying high again
Flying high again
Flying high again
Flying high again, come on and join me

Flying high again
Flying high again
Flying high again
Flying high again, come on and join me

Daddy thinks I'm lazy he don't understand
Never saw inside my head
People think I'm crazy but I'm in demand
Never heard a thing I said

Mamma's gonna worry
I been a bad, bad boy
No use sayin sorry
It's somethin that I enjoy

Flying high again
Flying high again
Flying high again
Flying high again
3. You Can't Kill Rock and Roll (6:59)
How many times can they fill me with lies and I listen again
Twisting the truth and they're playing around with my head, O.K.
The things they will do and the things they will say when they don't really understand
Tears fill my eyes when I hear all the cries for the reason today

And they don't really know even what they're talking about
And I can't imagine what empty heads can achieve

Leave me alone don't want your promises no more
Cause rock n' roll is my religion and my law
Won't ever change, may think it's strange
You can't kill rock n' roll, it's here to stay

Looking through eyes of time mirrors reflecting their stories untrue
Promises promises, telling me all of my glories overdue
How many times have I heard it before and I'll probably hear it again
King of a thousand knights, pawn in a table light losing to you

And they don't really know even what they're talking about
And I can't imagine what empty heads can achieve

Leave me alone don't want your promises no more
Cause rock n' roll is my religion and my law
Won't ever change, may think it's strange
You can't kill rock n' roll, it's here to stay

Even the rhymes that they give me in times of confession ain't true
Outcome is obvious all for them none for us meaning you too
The things they will do and the things they will say when they don't really understand
Fear of rejection I need their protection I'm making a stand

And they don't really know even what they're talking about
And I can't imagine what empty heads can achieve

Leave me alone don't want your promises no more
Cause rock n' roll is my religion and my law
Won't ever change, may think it's strange
You can't kill rock n' roll, it's here to stay
4. Believer (5:18)
Watching the time go and feeling belief grow
Rise above the obstacles
People beseach me but they'll never teach me
Things that I already know (I know)

Dreams that have shattered may not have mattered
Take another point of view
Doubts will arise though like chasing the rainbow
I can tell a thing or two (That's true)

You've got to believe in yourself
Or no one will believe in you
Imagination like a bird on the wing
Flying free for you to use

I can't believe they stop and stare
And point their fingers doubting me
Their disbelief surpresses them
But they're not blind, it's just that they don't see

I'm a believer, I ain't no deceiver
Mountains move before my eyes
Destiny planned out I don't need no handout
Speculation of the wise
5. Little Dolls (5:39)
Wrything and screaming the pain just won't go
He'll show you no mercy
Your image in his hands it's useless to try
Escaping his curses

The pins and needles prick the skin of little dolls

Tortured and flaming you give birth to hell
Living a nightmare
It's a pity you'll pray for your death
But he's in no hurry

The pins and needles prick the skin of little dolls

No where to run - your fate is in his hands
Your time has come - you'll live to his command
I'm warning you - the worst is yet to come
The killer who - remains a mystery

I that believe in the stories of old
Would never fight it
Demons and curses that play on your soul
Like something ignited

You never imagined such a thing could follow you
(You never thought it was true)
ANd when it's your time I wonder how you'll do
Your kind of troubles running deeper than the sea
You broke the rules
You've been a fool
The little doll is you yeah

No where to run - your fate is in his hands
Your time has come - you'll live to his command
I'm warning you - the worst is yet to come
The killer who - remains a mystery

Wrything and screaming the pain just won't go
He'll show you no mercy
Your image in his hands it's useless to try
Escaping his curses
6. Tonight (5:50)
Now I'm back out on the street again
It never rains unless it pours
Try to get back on my feet again
I hear the raging thunder as it roars

Tonight, tonight - Is it just a rhapsody
Or am I right
Tonight, tonight - Is it all a mystery
I just can't fight no more

I hear the questions surface in my mind
Of my mistakes that I have made

Times and places I have left behind
And am I ever gonna make the grade

Tonight, tonight - Is it just a rhapsody
Or am I right
Tonight, tonight - Is it all a mystery
I just can't fight no more

As I beat my head against the wall
Running round in circles in vain
I'm feeling three foot tall
You don't understand I'm fading away

Don't want your pity or your sympathy
It isn't gonna prove a thing to me
Good intentions pave the way to Hell
Don't you worry when you hear me sing

Tonight, tonight - Is it just a rhapsody
Or am I right
Tonight, tonight - Is it all a mystery
I just can't fight no more
7. S.A.T.O. (4:07)
Now I find peace of mind
Finally found a way of thinking
Tried the rest found the best
Stormy day won't see me sinking

I can't conceal it like I know I did before
I got to tell you now the ship is ready
Waiting on the shore

Dare to look face the test
On the eve when you set sailing
What you've learned what you've earned
Ship of joy will stop you failing

I can't conceal it like I know I did before
I got to tell you now the ship is ready
Waiting on the shore

Wind is high so am I
As the shore sinks in the distance
Dreams unfold seek the gold
Gold that's brighter than the sunlight

Sail away see the day
Dawning on a new horizon
Gold's insight shining bright
Brighter than the sun that's rising

3000 sails on high are straining in the wind
A raging sea below is this voyage coming to an end
8. Diary of a Madman (6:15)
Screaming at the window
Watch me die another day
Hopeless situation
Endless price I had to pay

Sanity now it's beyond me, there's no choice

Diary of a madman
Walk the line again today
Entries of confusion
Dead diary I'm here to stay

Manic depression befriends me, hear his voice
Sanity now it's beyond me, there's no choice

A sickened mind and spirit
The mirror tells me lies
Could I mistake myself for someone
Who lives behind my eyes
Will he escape me soul
Or will he enter me
Is he trying to get out
Or trying to enter me

Voices in the darkness
Scream away my mental health
Can I ask a question
To help me save me from myself

Enemies fill up the pages, are they me
Monday to Sunday in stages, set me free
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