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Native Tongue

(1993)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHard Rock, Glam Metal
LabelsCapitol Records
Album rating :  81.5 / 100
Votes :  8
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Native Tongue Lyrics

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1. Native Tongue
2. The Scream
"The Scream"

A verdict heard by the jury's word... they're lying
I watch as victims of our slave ships battle with the demons inside
But no wrong ever righted or proved by the innocent dying
I pray from the ashes of the ruins, the answer will rise

(The Scream)

Hear the screams as we rise from the ashes

(The Scream)

Lord save the soul who can hear the scream

A child is born to a world that is slowly dying
He chooses to march to the neat of a different drum
A man lays dead in the streets, his mama is crying
The people, they measure this man by the damage he's done

(The Scream)

Hear the screams as we rise from the ashes

(The Scream)

Lord save the soul who can hear the scream

Forgive us for our sins, I never meant the things I did
I never meant, I never meant, I never meant

(The Scream)

Hear the screams as we rise from the ashes

(The Scream)

Lord save the soul who can hear the scream

(The Scream)

Lord Save the soul, lord raise the soul, lord praise the soul

(The Scream)

Lord Save the soul, lord raise the soul, lord praise the soul
Lord Save the soul, lord raise the soul, lord praise the soul
3. Stand
"Stand"

We all carry the cross and speak what we're taugh
Lie and money become the white man's god
We've burned all our bridges one too many times
The time has come now to draw the line

[Chorus]
You know you've got to
Stand
Stand
Stand for what you believe
You know you've got to Stand
Stand
Stand for what you believe

Oh, you got to Stand for what you believe
Alright, alright
You got to listen now
Express yourself in the face of change
Repress yourself, you surely seal your fate
You got to look inside
The answer lies in wait
Resurrect before it's too late

[Chorus]

Somebody rescue me
Come down and rescue me
I know the soul of a good man
Has got to be free
When you stand, stand for what you believe

[Chorus x2]
4. Stay Alive
"Stay Alive"

Listen up, child, there's one thing I've got to make clear
Yeah I do
You don't see it coming, hear it coming
Acting like you know nothing
About that strange voodoo going on around here

Take me back
To the land of the living
Take me back
Where the sun do shine
Take me back
Things be different
You get it, got it, oooo - you better get it now

[Chorus]
Stay alive
Let Your soul rise up from the bottom
Stay alive
Don't let it take you down for the very last time
Stay alive
It don't do you no good looking up from the bottom
Stay alive
Don't let it take you down for the very last time

You talk about lies and pain
Don't do you know good
With your face in the cocaine

Love, hat, watch that mother, she'll bring you down
Like no other I've seen
If you know what I mean

Take me back
Got to take that demon
Take me back
Don't play its fool
Take me back
Things be different
You get it, got it, oooo - you better get it now

[Chorus]

No, I ain't seen nothin'
No, I ain't seen nothin'
No, I ain't seen nothin' like you before

[Chorus x2]

Don't let it take you down
5. Until You Suffer Some (Fire and Ice)
"Until You Suffer Some (Fire And Ice)"

Lately I can tell that something ain't right
I don't' see the fire when I look in your eyes
One time up and the next time down
This may be the last time that you'll see me around...said

Well it sure seems to me nothing matter tonight
And all those things we worked out
They got lost in the fight
It's not enough, girl, that I gave you my soul
I just want to know if we've got
Anything left at all, and I say

[Chorus]
Hold on now baby
This could be the last time we stand
This could be the last time that we say good-bye
The picture shatters
can't find the words to save it
Tell me what to do how can I make it right?
We will always be fire and ice

Well promises made, in the heat of the night
You could sure spit them out, girl
But they've long passed me by
Nobody knows about, the show you put me through
This could be the last time that I get through to you

[Chorus]

Well I can't stand to see no more damage done
but you'll never understand until you suffer some

[Chorus]
6. Body Talk
"Body Talk"

Like this, I've never seen a woman baby
That looks quite the way you do
The way that you shake that thing now, honey
Can't take me eyes off you

The way you work it, honey
It bring me to my knees
You give me what I'm looking for
I'll give you what you need
And I said

[Chorus]
I got the one thing you want
Get it all night long
You got the one thing I need, when your body talks
I hear it talking to me
Say, get it all night long
Woman, why can't you see
You're my one thing

I got a world of trouble, baby
It's going on inside my head
Playing your game, got me half insane
Trying to make sense of every word you said

Stop beating around the bush
You're just wasting time
Let's get down to the business baby,
And lay it on the line
And I Said

[Chorus]

Tell me the news,
Lets here your story
You think you got nothing to loose
You better use it up
Before it gets old, baby
And becomes yesterday's news

You got the one thing I want... get it
You got the one thing I need
When your body talks

[Chorus]
7. Bring It Home
"Bring It Home"

Stand and rise and before your eyes the lions will appear
And when they do, they will be filling you
With all the lies you need to hear
Mr. Politician, just keep on dishin' your shit for the TV screen
Turn off his camera, and he'll drop the propaganda
Faster than the poverty he just seen
Got to bring it home
We got to bring it home

See his campaign run the by power and funds
And making all the deals he can
Isn't it funny what greed and money
Can do to the soul of a man
We don't seen nothin' hear nothin'
Just get their news stuffed down our throats at ten
Makes it hard to conceive who the fuck to believe
When I don't see no means to an end

We got to bring it home
I don't know what to believe
Till we bring it home
Don't you think you're foolin' me
Got to bring it home

In this world that's grown so cold
Got to bring it home
We will never know till we bring it home

Watch the walls around come tumbling down
Like a house that's built on a hill
How can we change a thing
Or even get in the ring
If we're living our lives in guilt

We don't see it coming
Hear it coming
Acting like we know nothin
Chills me to the bone

Sure as hell, just foolin' ourselves
Till we bring it home

Got to bring it home
I don't know what to believe
We got to get it home
Don't you think you're foolin' me
We got to bring it home
In this world that's grown so cold
We got to get it home

Time has come now to bring it home
We got to get it home
Time has come now to bring it home
Got to get it home
The truth we will never find until we bring it home
8. 7 Days Over You
"7 Days Over You"

Well it's Friday night and I'm waiting
On you call girl like I do
Am I wasting my time by this telephone
Waiting for your call to come through
Is should be already over you
Tell me mama what can I do
It's been a long hard road that you put me through
Seven days over you

Seven days, seven days over you
Seven days over you, kick it

I kick and I fight for you, baby
But that's never enough for you
You've been twisted and torn
Since the say you were born
You make a game of breaking hearts in two
Now I want to give up,
But I dig the rush too much
I guess that's what love will do
So drag your heart-stopping mind trip downtown girl
By Friday night, I'll find something new

[Chorus]
Well I'm already over you
Tell me mama what can I do
It's been a long hard road that you put me through
Seven days over you
Seven days, seven days over you
Seven days, seven days over you
Lord know what you put me through

Already over you, tell me mama what can I do
Already over you, tell me mama what can I do
Already over you, tell me mama what can I do

[Chorus x2]
9. Richie's Acoustic Thang
10. Ain't That The Truth
"Ain't That The Truth"

Now pardon my personal demons, child
But if you do insist
Sit down and listen to me story awhile
Cause it goes something like this

The joint was small
But we was having a ball
At a place called the Blue Duck Inn
When I couldn't help but notice her
My future wife walked in
I needed me a dose of her,
So I a little closer
And this is what she said

My old man stand about six foot five
And if he catches you, you're dead
Now, I don't need none of that
Giving me the blues
The old man sitting next to me said
Son, let me tell you

[Chorus]
Life, you just can't fake it
Love, you got to make it
Time, you better take it
Lord, ain't that the truth
Hear me out
Your heart will surely feel it
Women come and steal it
Time can only heal it
Lord, ain't that the truth

I save Friday nights for the ladies
Saturday nights for my gin
Come Sunday morning I'm asking the good Lord
To forgive me for my sins
Lately my heave-ho, get-up-and-go
Wouldn't get me out of bed
I felt like some big wrecking ball
Done hit upside my head

Now I don't need a preacher man
Telling me how to run my life
Until an angel sitting next to me
Said son, heed my advice
She said

[Chorus]

You better get your story straight
What comes around goes around

[Chorus]
11. Theatre Of The Soul
"Theatre Of The Soul"

On a cold night in a hotel in New Orleans
Came the final blow
And somehow somewhere we lost sight in our
Search for that pot of gold

And all that happened I don't understand
Could somebody here
Somebody here please explain to me
Because I'm dealin' so damn deceived

And I can't run, can't hide can't get nothing right lately
Theatre of my soul
Play on child

Ashes to ashes
Light the good lord lays us down
Dust to dust, oh no

The time has come to lay to rest the years
All the years it took this heart to trust

Maybe to much, too soon
I couldn't get my head on straight
All that worry just wasted time
And now it's much too late to save it

Long forgotten midnight dancer
Plays her final role
The curtain falls and I'm still standing
And the theatre of my should you left in vain
Could someone please explain
And I said

I know that nothing's the same
Riding blind on the winds of change
But in my head that scene keeps on playing

Long forgotten midnight dancer
Plays her final role
Oh yes she does

Can't run, can't hide, can't get nothing right lately
The curtain falls and I'm still standing
Can't run, can't hide, can't get nothing right lately

When, time it just keeps on passing
I got to let it go
Let it roll, let it roll, let it roll
Can't run, can't hide, can't get nothing right lately

I keep searching for those long lost answers
In the theatre of my soul
Theatre of my soul
12. Strike Up The Band
"Strike Up The Band"

Living off the friends we made
Never ever getting paid
Kicking ass and paying dies
Lose our mind in self abuse
Loving ladies by the score
Waking up and wanting more
I hope my mama understands
When I strike up the band

Well I spit my anger, as the sweat do fly
Fifteen years of paying dues just to get me by
Now the barkeeps would pay us by the crowds we bring
But those son-of-bitches never paid us one damn thing

And my poor daddy, he just don't understand
Its balls out tonight
Watch the shit hit the fan
When we strike up the band

Now those drop dead ladies line the very first row
I do believe I'd like to spend some time after the show
Now them years gone by, the barkeeps pay in cash
And them lovely ladies feed me an earful of trash

And my old lady, show just don't understand
Why those floozies got their hands on her man
And my poor daddy, he still don't understand
Why it's balls out tonight watch the shit hit the fan
Give it all that we can
We don't give a good damn
When we strike up the band

Living like a gypsy, and air conditioned hippie
Who's never seen the light of day
Rode dog and cowboy
Don't know how, boy
I ever live this long this was, no no said
And my poor daddy, he still don't understand
Why it's balls out tonight watch the shit hit the fan
Give it all that we can
We don't give a good damn
When we strike up the band
13. Ride Child Ride
"Ride Child Ride"

Well, I'm sitting here this evening
I got some old friends on my mind, yeah I do
Yeah, me and Slick and Davy saluting Mr. Daniels
For the very first time
We was jamming to old Jimi, singing Purple Haze
No Doubt, no, no
I think between the weed and the whiskey
My head went north and man my feet went south

[Chorus]
We had some good times
And man do I remember them well
Those days are long gone
But now I got to tell you just how we left some stories to tell
Ride child ride,
Hell we had some good times then
Ride child ride
sometimes I need those times again
Do you remember when?

Remember all our big talk
How we were going to be president
one day, baby
How we were going to save the whole world
But man I got to tell you lord
Didn't have a clue back then, no.

[Chorus]

Ride child ride
Hell, we had some good times when
Ride child ride
Sometimes I need those times again
Ride child ride
Hell, we had some good times then
Ride child ride
Take me back there, man, do you remember when?
14. Blind Faith
"Blind Faith"

In a smoky room, could have been the devil's tomb
90 miles east of LA
Feeling desperate and cold, barely 19 years old
Searching for the light through the pouring rain

I visualize, the cold reality
But if I don't try
The answer dies inside of me

[Chorus]
Blind faith, take me to the mountains
Blind faith leads me to the sea
Blind faith takes me to a higher ground
Come on, come on, come on and help me find my way

In a small town school
Caught between the liars and the fools
She spent her days thinking about her life
She was full of dreams and doubts
Searching for that one way out
Didn't want to spend the rest of her days being a small town wife
But deep inside, she didn't have the heart to leave

[Chorus]

I just got to get myself out of here
We visualize the life we want to lead, but deep inside
Got to find a reason to believe

[Chorus]
15. Bastard Son Of A Thousand Blues
"Bastard Son Of A Thousand Blues"

Well it's four o'clock in the morning
And I'm knocking on your door
She says she's tired of me
Don't want me here no more
She said stop your pissin' and moanin' and groanin'
Go sleep outside with them dogs

Now, honey, let me please explain
Because I didn't mean you no wrong

I didn't mean to hurt you, baby
Wouldn't do that to you
She said bite your lip, now, sweet child
You're the bastard son of a thousand blues

Well my daddy was gone by the day I was born
And my mama I've never seen
I was born in the back of a black Cadillac
And raise by a gypsy queen

And as a child I was hell gone wild
Raise in the eye of the storm
By the time I was ten, I was doin' time again
Cause I knew what that gun was for

[Chorus]
No, no, no, I'm the bastard son of a thousand blues
Oh, no, no didn't know what I'm going to do
No, no, no I'm the bastard son of a thousand blues
Oh, no, no tell me, mama, what I'm going to do

Ladies have come, ladies have gone
But there's on I remember quite well
Years have gone past, but her memory lasts
But the story I cannot tell

Well I've lived and I've lied
And I've loved and I've tried
To put my soul to good use

Guess I'm shit out of luck
Cause that name, it just sucks
I'm the bastard son of a thousand sons

[Chorus]
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