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Flesh and Blood

(1990)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresGlam Metal, Hard Rock
LabelsCapitol Records
Album rating :  90.1 / 100
Votes :  16
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Flesh and Blood Lyrics

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1. Strange Days Of Uncle Jack (1:40)
2. Valley Of Lost Souls (3:58)
"Valley Of Lost Souls"

I hit the highway
Touch life barely sixteen
No angel of mercy
Coming down to save the soul of me

I took a Greyhound limousine
Straight to grand central NYC
It was ass, gas, or grass, living fast
Nobody rides for free

[Chorus]
Living it up, giving it up
Living in the valley of lost souls
Wanting it all, taking the fall
Living in the valley of lost souls

Miss Misery come ride me
How I love her company
She did Boston justice
And wronged all the right out of me

The devil wears a black suit
He says I'm livin' like a bum
So what I'm looking like I'm half dead
A gypsy on the run

[Chorus]

Feels like time's running out on me
But I wasn't born to play nobody's fool
Ain't nobody gonna hold me down to play nobody's fool
Ain't nobody gonna hold me down
I've gotta roll, roll, roll, roll, roll, roll

Somebody save me
3. (Flesh & Blood) Sacrifice (4:40)
"(Flesh & Blood) Sacrifice"

Like animals
Tonight we make it
You give me an inch,
I'm gonna take it

I'll steal your love
Like a thief
To be as one
is my belief

Don't look back and have no regrets
Like beasts of prey we must feed on it
I'll be your one, your one and only
To feel me burn come close and hold me

[Chorus]

Flesh and Blood sacrifice
Melts the heart like fire and ice
Flesh and blood like fire to ice
Are you willing to sacrifice

There's no more time,
Don't think about
The flame will die
If you doubt

It's a game of
Love and hate
To lose it all's
a chance we take

Come to me and take my hand
It's in the fire that we must stand
I'll take you down under my gun
Our flesh and blood will be as one

[Chorus]

Our blood runs deeper than a river
The less you need the more I'm gonna give you
And give you but good

[Chorus]
4. Swampjuice (Soul-O) (1:25)
5. Unskinny Bop (3:48)
"Unskinny Bop"

What's got you so jumpy?
Why can't you sit still, yeah?
Like gasoline you wanna pump me
And leave me when you get your fill, yeah

Every time I touch you honey you get hot
I want to make love you never stop
Come up for air you push me to the floor
What's been going on in that head of yours

[Chorus]
Unskinny bop
Just blows me away
Unskinny bop, bop
All night and day
Unskinny bop, bop, bop, bop
She just loves to play
Unskinny bop nothin' more to say

You look at me so funny
Love bite got you acting oh so strange
You got too many bees in your honey
Am I just another word in your page, yeah, yeah

Every time I touch you honey you get hot
I want to make love you never stop
Come up for air you push me to the floor
What's been going on in that head of yours

[Chorus]

You're sayin' my love won't do ya
But that ain't love written on your face
Well honey I can see right through ya
We'll see whose ridin' who at the end of the race

What's right
What's wrong
What's left
What the hell is going on

[Chorus]
6. Let It Play (4:21)
"Let It Play"

Did you ever get up on the wrong side of bed
With an achin' head and just fall apart?
You're running late, the boss is bitchin',
It's cold outside, and the car won't start

Well I don't mean to bitch I swear
Cause we all got our cross to bear

[Chorus]
But when I hear the music
All my troubles just fade away
When I hear the music
Let it play, let it play
When I hear the music
Sure as darkness I can see the day
When I hear the music
Let it play
Let it play

Life's just rented space getting laid to waste
When the lines on my face say I'm growing older
Just a stitch in time gonna save my mind
When the weight of the world lies on my shoulders

Soon I won't have a place to fit
But I'll cross that bridge when I come to it

[Chorus]
7. Life Goes On (4:47)
"Life Goes On"

I felt this before
Now I feel it again
No matter how hard I try
This feeling won't end

So I pretend you're here by my side
Tonight on this lonely ride
I keep telling myself that

[Chorus]
Life goes on while you're miles away
And I need you
Time goes on as night steals the day
There's nothing I can do

You heal up my wounds
I tasted your tears
You spilled out your heart
So I let out my fears

But one fear that I kept to myself
Was how I prayed that you'd love no one else
Like you're saying you love me

[Chorus]

If you only knew how much I miss you

When my mind plays these tricks on me
It shows me things I don't want to see
That's why I tell myself
I keep telling myself
Just take another piece of me

[Chorus]

And this last mile I travel with you
8. Come Hell Or High Water (5:02)
"Come Hell Or High Water"

I've got no worries
I've got no regrets
Who they think they're kidding
They ain't seen nothing yet

You point my finger try to tell me I'm wrong
That never stopped me from singin' my song
I got the last laugh at the things they do
Eliminate them at the turn of a screw

I never lived by nobody's rules
I won't be sinking on that ship of fools
Can't push me no matter how hard they try
Stand back, it's my turn to fly

[Chorus]
Come hell, hell or high water
Nothing's gonna hold me down
Come hell, hell or high water
Ain't no body messin' me around

I see their wicked ways and miles of endless lies
Their jaded lives couldn't erase my smile

But what's this shit that I just heard
Son of a bitch you're working on my nerves
I'll watch you choke on your last words
It's about time you got what you deserved

I never lived by nobody's rules
I won't be sinking on that ship of fools
Can't push me no matter how hard they try
Stand back, it's my turn to fly

[Chorus]

I've got something that's been on my mind
Come close I'll tell you the problem that I find
I'm sick and tired of the damage you've done
Don't blame me I ain't the one
Blame yourself for the ghosts in your past
Kiss my ass

[Chorus]
9. Ride The Wind (3:51)
"Ride The Wind"

Hearts of fire
Streets of stone
Modern warriors
Saddle iron horses of chrome

Taste the wild
Lick the wind
Like something they never saw before
Their jaws dropping to the floor
Steel made of soul and sin

Rebels born without a care
And the day he listens
Only to fly where eagles dare
And the night she whispers

[Chorus]
Ride the wind
Never coming back until I touch the midnight sun
Ride the wind
Never coming back again
Ride the wind
Never coming back until I touch the midnight sun

Painted flesh
Loyalty
Humble pride
Just as far as the eye can see

Stories told
Two old friends
Of battle scars and lonely bars
And nights the rain wouldn't end

Here's to withered eyes wearing gypsy smiles
And the day he listens
Here's to lovely ladies and a million miles
And the night she whispers

[Chorus]

Of all the truths and lies
And stories of riders in the sky
They say only the bravest try
Where eagles and angels dare to fly

[Chorus]
10. Don't Give Up An Inch (3:43)
"Don't Give Up An Inch"

[Chorus]
Don't give up an inch girl
If you won't take me for the mile
Don't give up an inch girl
If you won't take me for a mile

Miles from home and I'm all alone
And looking for a first time
We took a long ride
And there by your side
I did my first crime

Well Mary Mary quite contrary
Just how does your garden grow
She said you ring my bell
And rattle my shell
I'll be your pretty maid all in a row

Put me to the test
Lay me down to rest
While your nails cut me up like a knife
Put me in you like a flesh tattoo
And scarred this poor boy for life

[Chorus]

It was a hot one
In the summer sun
And more than heat was rising
I remember that September
And just how you left me smiling

I left there shaken
Body was achin'
Like it never did before

Begged and pleaded
Swear I needed
Needed you a whole lot more

Put me to the test
Lay me down to rest
While your nails cut me up like a knife
Put me in you like a flesh tattoo
And scarred this poor boy for life

[Chorus]

Made this boy's bell ring
And there I earned my wings
Left me there in sweet pain
Hell I'll never be the same

[Chorus]
11. Something To Believe In (5:28)
"Something To Believe In"

Will I see him on the TV preachin' 'bout the promised land
He tells me to believe in Jesus
And steals the money from my hand
Some say he was a good man
But Lord I think he sinned, yeah

Twenty-two years of mental tears
Cries a suicidal Vietnam vet
Who fought a losing war on a foreign shore
To find his country didn't want him back

Their bullets took his best friend in Saigon
Our lawyers took his wife and kids, no regrets
In a time I don't remember, in a war he can't forget
He cried "Forgive me for what I've done there
Cause I never meant the things I did"

[Chorus]
And give me something to believe in if there's a Lord above
And give me something to believe in Oh, Lord arise

My best friend died a lonely man
In some Palm Springs hotel room
I got the call last Christmas Eve
And they told me the news

I tried all night not to break down and cry
As the tears rolled down my face
I felt so cold and empty
Like a lost soul out of place
And the mirror mirror on the wall sees my smile it fades again

[Chorus]

Sometimes I wish to God I didn't know now
The things I didn't know then road you gotta take me home

I drive by the homeless sleeping on a cold dark street
Like bodies in an open grave
Underneath the broken old neon sign
That used to read JESUS SAVES

A mile away live the rich folks
And I see how they're living it up
While the poor they eat from hand to mouth
The rich is drinkin' from a golden cup

And it just makes me wonder why so many lose, so few win

[Chorus]

You take the high road and I'll take the low road

Sometimes I wish to God I didn't know now
The things I didn't know then
And give me something to believe in
12. Ball And Chain (4:23)
"Ball And Chain"

Come on, come on
Get on your dress and put on a smile
Lets lose this place
and get out awhile, awhile, awhile

You don't need nothin' fancy
Just a whole lot of attitude
I'll be your man now baby
If you're doing what I want you to do

I keep on tellin' ya

[Chorus]
She's my ball and chain
My lock and key
And I'm liking it baby
She's my ball and chain
My lock and key
And I'm liking it good

I'll t-t-t-tell ya
Momma always said
There was plenty of fish in the sea
So I baited my hook but good
And caught one for me, just for me

She'll set you up with her body
And then knock you out with charm
She's just a little too nasty baby
But that never did me no harm, no
I keep on telling ya

[Chorus]

And she'll always be wrapped tight around me
I t-t-t-tell ya
13. Life Loves A Tragedy (5:14)
"Life Loves A Tragedy"

Of all the words that I've spoken
And lies that I've told
Of all the hearts left broken
Begged for, bought, and sold

Lord I'm feeling lonely
Feel like I can't go on
The streets have all grown cold now
The mysteries all gone

She's all gone
She's all gone, gone, gone
All gone now
She's all...

Well I ain't getting any younger
Can't you see it in my eyes
She sweet has turned to sour
I think it's time for me to fly

Well my vices have turned to habits
And my habits have turned to stone
The lies chipped away at my smile now baby
While the truth ate me down to the bone

One more step and I swear
I'll be over the edge
I've gotta stop living at a pace that kills
Before I wake up dead

[Chorus]
Good times, bad times
How life loves a tragedy
Heartbreaks, heartaches
How life loves a tragedy

The nights I spent in danger
With strangers I thought were friends only to wake in anger
For some pleasure they swore they'd send

I think it's time I move on like a rolling stone
Cause I got all the broken dreams I can buy
It's time to sell the ones I stole

[Chorus]

Well I paid the price
For every thrill I got
Those thrills are all long gone baby
But I'm still paying for them like it or not

I think it's time I move on like a rolling stone
Cause I got all the broken dreams I can buy
It's time to sell the ones I stole

[Chorus]
14. Poor Boy Blues (5:19)
"Poor Boy Blues"

My daddy said
"Son, don't you come to me cryin'
Cause money don't make you a happy man"
He said the grass is always greener
Any place except where you stand

He said some are born to win
And some born to lose
And sing them poor boy blues

Watch out

I've lived uptown, downtown
Lord I've lived everywhere
Almost drowned in the puddle of my own sweat I swear
I believe it's due time I get my mansion in ole Bel Air

[Chorus]
But I'm still singin' those poor boy blues
Poor boy blues
You don't know how I'm feeling baby
Until you're wearing my shoes
Sure as I'm standing here
I got them poor boy blues

Friday night I get tanked up
And tossed in the local slam
At least I get three square meals
Until someone gets me out of this jam
In the meanwhile all my green
Is going to Uncle Sam

[Chorus]

Walk this dog

[Chorus]
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