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Gutter Ballet

(1989)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Metal, Heavy Metal
LabelsAtlantic Records
Album rating :  91.1 / 100
Votes :  31
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Gutter Ballet Lyrics

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Submitted by level Krisad       Last modified by level Eagles
1. Of Rage And War (4:47)
You got Lybia you got the Russians
You got civilian planes crashing to the oceans
Airports full of terrorists
Nagi skins anarchists
When are they gonna learn

Better listen to me you son of a bitch
Better disarm those missiles sleeping in the ditch
You have no goddamn right to do the things you do
The world would be a better place if we were rid of you
Of rage and war (4 times)

Every country's got the bomb
The scientists are working on
Chemical weapons to melt the flesh
With no source of defense
Shoot me I'll shoot you
Like there's nothing better to do
Who's the loser in the end

Better listen to me you son of a bitch
Better disarm those missiles sleeping in the ditch
You have no goddamn right to do the things you do
The world would be a better place if we were rid of you
Of rage and war (4 times)

War broods in foreign lands
Missiles launch upon command
Islam Lebanon what the hell is going on
Ambassadors who say they try
Negotiating suicide
Are they prepared to face the end
Of rage and war (4 times)
2. Gutter Ballet (6:20)
Another sleepless night
A concrete paradise
Sirens screaming in the heat
Neon cuts the eye
As the jester sighs
At the world beneath his feet

It's a gutter ballet
Just a menagerie
Still the orchestra plays
On a dark and lonely night
To a distant fading light

Balanced on their knives
Little parts of lives
Such a strange reality
Kill the unicorn
Just to have its horn
Soon he's just a fantasy

It's a gutter ballet
Just a menagerie
Still the orchestra plays
On a dark and lonely night
To a distant fading light

The jester takes his bows
Slips into the crowd
As the actors fade away
Another death to mourn
Another child is born
Another chapter in the play

It's a gutter ballet
Just a menagerie
Still the orchestra plays
On a dark and lonely night
To a distant fading light
3. Temptation Revelation (2:57)
instrumental
4. When The Crowds Are Gone (5:46)
I don't know where the years have gone
Memories can only last so long
Like faded photographs, forgotten songs
And the things I never knew
When the skin is thin, the heart shows through
Please believe me what I tell you is true

Where's the light, turn then on again
One more night to believe and then
Another note for my requiem
A memory to carry on
The story's over when the crowds are gone

All my friends have been crucified
They made life a long suicide true
Guess we never figured out the rules
But I'm still alive and my fingers feel
I'm gonna play on till the final reel's through
And read the credits from a different view

Where's the lights, turn them on again
One more night to believe and then
Another note for my requiem
A memory to carry on
The story's over when the crowds are gone

When the crowds are gone
And I'm all alone
Playing a final song
Now that the lights are gone
Turn them on again
One more time for me my friend
Turn them on again
I never wanted to know
Never wanted to see
I wasted my time till time wasted me
Never wanted to go
Always wanted to stay
Cause the person I am are the parts that I play
So I play and I plan
And hope and I scheme
To the lure of a night
Filled with unfinished dreams
And I'm holding on tight
To a world gone astray

As they charge me for years
I can no longer pay

And the lights
Turn them off my friend
And the ghosts
Well just let them in
Cause in the dark
It's easier to see
5. Silk and Steel (2:59)
instrumental
6. She's In Love (3:52)
She likes what she sees
Starts to drop to her knees
Gazing with an appetite
Licks her lips in sheer delight
She's one of a kind
A sight for sore eyes
It's all the needs to be happy
I bet she never knew
It would taste so good

No she's in love
I knew she's in love
Oh no she's in love
Oh yeah she's in love

She just loves to please
Kiss of life her specialty
Oh how well she knows
Just how to make it grow
She's one of a kind
A sight for sore eyes
It's all she needs to be happy

No she's in love
I knew she's in love
Oh no she's in love
Oh yeah she's in love
7. Hounds (6:29)
Sun sets on the moon
The cry of the hounds live forevermore
Stalking the night
They roam the countryside till morning's light

Do you hear the hounds they call
Scan the dark eyes aglow
Through the bitter rain and cold
They hung you down
Hunt you down

They run wild and free
Across the fields and valleys of their native land
Nature's beasts derranged
Beyond belief no one understands

Do you hear the hounds they call
Scan the dark eyes aglow
Through the bitter rain and cold
They hung you down
Hunt you down

Can you hear them in the night
They got you in their sight

Do you hear the hounds they call
Scan the dark eyes aglow
Through the bitter rain and cold
They hunt you down
Hunt you down
8. The Unholy (4:37)
Oh yeah
In distant ages long ago
Before the birth of Christ
Lived a race trapped in soul
Terror on the rise
United beyond the storm
They ruled the astral plane
No one could stop them
They wouldn't fall
In a while they would soon reign

A step beyond the grave
Visions so insane
They opened the gates of hell

Calling, calling
Unholy light is calling
Faster, faster
Prelude for disaster
But no
Here's your prize
Oh yeah
They're unholy

Raging spririts kept from the light
Enslaved in worlds of doom
Marching armies to the darker side
The devil's black platoon
Torches raised no mercy
Such was life
In the unholy years

Calling, calling
The lonely night is calling
Faster, faster
Prelude for disaster
Get straight
But no
Here's your prize
Oh yeah
The unholy

Oh yeah
They're unholy
They're unholy
Unholy
Unholy
Unholy
Unholy
9. Mentally Yours (5:20)
Timmy went out to play
With the friends he made
Why did they send him away
He drove his mommy mad
His daddy he ran
They didn't understand
Now he gazes his cold nights through
Reliving all of the things he's do
If he only had another chance
If that was all he had

His tension life
He beats the wife
Doused the cat with gasoline
He's rather try
The other side
He just has to get away
That's when it all began
Timmy lost his mind
Was just a matter of time
Before he went crazy

Mentally yours (8 times)

Running wild
Cause that's his style
Can't be held by any cage
Crossed the line
The final time
Cause tonight he takes his stage

Mentally yours (8 times)
10. Summer's Rain (4:33)
She likes what she sees
Starts to drop to her knees
Gazing with an appetite
Licks her lips in sheer delight
She's one of a kind
A sight for sore eyes
It's all the needs to be happy
I bet she never knew
It would taste so good

No she's in love
I knew she's in love
Oh no she's in love
Oh yeah she's in love

She just loves to please
Kiss of life her specialty
Oh how well she knows
Just how to make it grow
She's one of a kind
A sight for sore eyes
It's all she needs to be happy

No she's in love
I knew she's in love
Oh no she's in love
Oh yeah she's in love
11. Thorazine Shuffle (4:44)
Thinking about yesterday
And how my life used to be
Now I'm locked inside this place
I'm a schizophrenic case
All the faces I now see
Never show a sign of glee
Every night we start to bustle
It's time to do the Thorazine shuffle
It's the Thorazine shuffle

Everyday half past four
They push my food through the door
Every night right at eight
They put me back into my straight
All the paintings I have made
They look kind of strange
Every night we start to hustle
It's time to do the Thorazine shuffle
It's the Thorazine shuffle
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