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Life Among the Ruins

(1993)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHeavy Metal
LabelsShark Records
Album rating :  74 / 100
Votes :  3
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Life Among the Ruins Lyrics

(12)
Submitted by level Eagles
1. Sex Religion Machine (4:43)
[Music: De Feis/Pursino, lyrics: De Feis]

Remove your veils babe...

If I had possession
Of the secrets of your soul
I could satisfy, glorify
Your body and your mind
Of, I feel love, babe
I like your look
Funky rhythm
Baby, take it all the way

Heigh, ho, silver
She's a long, blonde, loaded gun
A spirit of ice until the evening comes
Then you hypnotize, tantalize and
Lay it on the line

And your body tastes like fire and ice
With another push
I'm gonna... get it inside

[Chorus:]
Sex religion
Sex religion machine
Let me feel your body burn

And your body's glowin'
Brighter than the day- yeah
I feel love, babe
I love your tender ways
Wicked woman
Let me- let me- let me
Let me love ya best
... My sexy, sexy child

[Bridge and chorus]

...It's judgement day, babe
Get ready...

Get it inside, get it inside
Get it inside
Oh honey (child), gimme your best

[Bridge and chorus]
2. Love Is Pain (3:53)
[Music and lyrics: De Feis]

I see the winter in her eyes
As I turn to go
See the pain on her face
A frozen rose

With the toss of her hair
And the bite of her lip
She'll ask me so shy
"Anything left to say?"

And I say
"No, no baby, not this time
Again-
This time it's over
You've got to learn"

[Chorus:]
Now, darlin' love is cruel
Darlin' love is blind
Love is pain
So cry
Shed a tear today
Shed a tear my baby
Love is pain

I see our love out of reach
Arms intwined with lies
What shattered the night
Still haunts me in the rain

Now you're lost child, lost
Like a ship on the storm
Your distant eyes
Are shadows of others I've known

[Bridge & Chorus]
I Love you
Love is pain
3. Jet Black (4:13)
[Music: De Feis/Pursino, lyrics: De Feis]

Naked as an angel
Stone love eye to eye
Six gun singing' stranger
Dust raised, born to die
Funeral train comin'
In the hours of the damned
Lock your daughters weeping
Keep'em from this voodoo man

[Chorus:]
Jet Black- black as the river flown
Black as my heart on a night of love
Jet Black- under the burning sky

(Black is the love the we used to share)

Hidin' on the outside
The kill completes the chase
Sidewalk screamin' rat race
Ev'ry fuckin' day
Runnin' from the wreckage
Of this burned out paradise
Our love becomes a weapon
My eyes reflect the night

[Chorus]
(Black is the space between the stars)

...Oh, you got it right now
Blood and gasoline
Crucify my spirit
Don't gimme your prayers

Watch her walk... see the silence
Watch the venom drip...
...Drip from her legs
Like diamonds.. like wine
Cool child... let it go...

[Chorus]
(She's got the eyes I wanna roll)
Jet Black- you got my heart
You got my soul- I wanna love
Jet Black- black as the night

Black is the way..
The world will end.
4. Invitation (1:16)
[Music and lyrics: De Feis]

Little child
Love me tender
Close your eyes and I'll be there
I still hear her last goodbye,
...My love
5. I Dress In Black (4:46)
[Music and lyrics: De Feis]

I dress in black babe,
Nobody sees me
I move undercover of night
You best believe me
I want your lovin'
Don't bring me pain
With a lie upon your lips
I taste your shame

When you see me comin'
Up and down your street
Get ready

I know your secrets
I know your crime
Under desert, desert moons
I take my time
One kiss of fire
My heart explodes
With the darker signs of love
My mourning clothes

When you see me coming
Up and down your streets
Get ready
Get ready babe
When you see me coming
Up and down your street
Get ready for love, child
Ready for love
Do you know what that means?

Woman with no shadow
With your golden eyes of love
Child, warm my soul
Woman with no shadow
I want you!

Ah, ah, Lord have mercy
Oh, my poor soul
She's naked, holy light
She's the fire down below
But the flowers now are wasted
In the gardens of my soul

Woman love me sweetly
Tender child, learn
Nature is a temple
Angels burn!

Woman with no shadow
Are you old enough to love, child?
Lose control
Woman with no shadow
With your golden eyes of love
Child, lose control
Woman with no shadow
Open up, baby,
Your virgin soul
Woman with no shadow
Can you heal a heart of darkness
Child, warm my soul

When you see the lights
Above you
I want you!
6. Crown Of Thorns (6:28)
[Music: De Feis/Pursino, lyrics: De Feis]

The smell of old velvet
Dampness and gloom
Her sweat covered body
Masturbatin' in her room
I know that you wanna believe
That I sinned and I lied
Let the fire console you tonite
It's your turn to cry- cry, babe.

Alone with the memory
Of the way it might've been
Woman it's crazy
Pride was the sin
A thousand year darkness
A season of pain
With one Judas kiss
You're screaming my name

[Chorus:]
Wastin' your life away
(Baby) It's a crown of thorns
You wear
Crown of thorns
...My, my...

Tracks on the carpet
Cracks in the glass
Seven years spent in torment- alone
Shakin' your ass
You walked out on me
Couldn't see...

That I wasn't to blame
Let the lies and the coke and
The Poison
Shoot into your veins...
...Shoot it babe.

Alone with the memory
Of the way it might've been
Woman it's crazy
Pride was the sin
A thousand year darkness
A season of pain
With one Judas kiss
You're screaming my name

[Chorus]

After the face of beauty
Becomes the face of despair
Bound by the flesh of treason
Under the hunting wings
Oh, Lord...

Alone with the memory
Of the way it might have been
You're fuckin' crazy
Pride was your sin
A thousand year darkness
A season of pain
With blood on your lips...
I'm not to blame..

[Chorus]

Love lies bleeding... love dies...
...When I was dyin' in the cold by
The side of the road
You were lying in a warm embrace
When I was bleedin' in the rain
On an empty street
You were makin' love to someone else...
Shallow and cruel- you were never true..
What'd I ever do to you?
..Oh, I don't need you...
Wear your crown.. fuck off
...Your house is empty- open..
...Open to the wind and rain...
7. Cage Of Angels (0:54)
8. Never Believed In Good-Bye (4:23)
[Music & Lyrics: D. DeFeis]

The rose that you gave me
Just died today
I guess you won't be comin' back
And the fire in your eyes
Has grown colder now
I guess you won't be comin' back

And I think of all the love
That's come and gone
Count the miles child
Our hearts are made of stone

[Chorus:]
Oh, I never believed in "Good-Bye"
So, I'll make love to you -
One more time
(Baby), Let me kiss you tonite
It's gonna be alright - Stop your Cryin'
(Oh), I never believed in "Good-Bye"

I know the nights are longer now
I see that shadow on the wall
And I can tell by the air
It's grown cold again
Yes, the winter's comin' on

And I think of all the time
We've spent apart
Count the miles, child
The silence breaks my heart.
I still want ya
By my side
Can we keep our love alive?

[Chorus]

... Baby, let met kiss you tonite
It's gonna be alright
Oh, I never believed in "Good-Bye"

The rose that you gave me
Just died today
I guess you won't be comin' back.
9. Too Hot To Handle (4:39)
[Music: De Feis/Pursino, lyrics: De Feis]

C'mon get naked

I love ya, babe

Open up your eyes
And let your love out
Open up your heart
I'm comin' round now

Oooh, give it all you got
Love you 'til the mornin' child
I won't ever leave ya
Shake it on top
Wild on the killing floor
I know how to please ya
And your world is comin' down
Love that one-track-mind
Get it on - on - on...

[Chorus:]
Too HOT to handle
Ready for the nite time comin'
She's an angel of mercy
Too HOT to handle
Ready for the nite time comin'
She's a run-away child

Like a savage flower
Forbidden style
You got the look of freedom
And it makes you wild

[Repeat Pre-Chorus]

'She walks the nite on violent
whispers,
Ravishing the moon-drunk cities
Passion and restraint are at war
Within me.
If I can't posses your body tonite
I'll go insane, child.
Bare beauty on an unmade bed...
Cirl, show your love'

[Chorus]
10. Love's Gone (4:29)
[Music: De Feis/Pursino/Cook, lyrics: De Feis]

Don't say that you want love
As you're walking out my door
Don't say that you need love
'Cause I can't love you
Anymore
Lay down in rapture
In this crowded town of fear
Hang your head in sharne my dear
You gocca roll alone

[Chorus:]
Love's gone
It's gone away

Highway in starlite
You shed your blood upon the sun
You lock your love
In bitterness
And now you're left with noone
God, I loved you one time
When we walked the world alone
The face that love could not
Forgive
The heart will turn to stone

[Chorus]

... I fell you body writhe
Like a snake in rny arms
Wrap yourself around me, baby
Ooh, yeah, ooh, yeah

[Chorus]
11. Wild Fire Woman (4:43)
[Music: De Feis/Pursino, lyrics: De Feis]

Meet me in the darkness
Upon the edge of town
I'll be waiting there in silence
Let your long hair flow on down
lt doesn't matter whac went wrong
It doesn't matter anymore
Just hold me in your love child
We'll open up the door

I've waited a lifetime (babe)
For the answer
(A love without war)

[Chorus:]
Wild Fire, woman of mine
With your head in the clouds
And your heart on the line
Wild Fire, she's a woman in love
With a passion that burns
like a (river of love)

Don't tell me that tomorrow
Won't right you on your way
Above the realm of sorrow
A new dawn breaks today
I stiil want you by my side
Wanna have you near
Just hold me in your love child
There won't be any fear

[Pre-Chorus]
(To ride with the wind)

[Chorus]
(heaven above)
... Oh, my babe...
Meet me in the darkness

On the edge of town.
12. Cry Forever (4:32)
[Music and lyrics: De Feis]

I should've known better than to look in your eyes
'Cause that's what got me thinking of the love we had shared
Your spell lives on forever- Oh, you captured my heart
How could I forget you, or the love we had made

Seems like only yesterday, when I held you in my arms
And you would softly whisper: "I'll never leave"

[Chorus:]
Cry forever- cry for the dreams we had
Where did our love go, do you ever think of me?
Cry forever- cry for the dreams we'll never share
You made me love you, then you turned your back upon me
now

Oh, I remember lying side by side
Your heart gently beating, softly with mine
Your face just like an angel, smiling up at me
The hunger and the passion, when we'd set our love free

Now the clock is slowly ticking in this empty room
The images are haunting like a candle through the gloom

Cry forever...

I dreamed about you last night and the vision was so clear
Of you and I together with no pain, lies or tears
I woke up late this morning, with you still on my mind
I could swear that you were with me, I was back there in time

Pictures in the night, can't sustain the light of day
I need someone to hold me, who'll never fade away

Cry forever...

Do you ever think of me.. at all?
13. Haunting The Last Hours (0:54)
14. Last Rose Of Summer (4:19)
[Music & lyrics: De Feis]

There like an angel
A vision of light
The last rose of Summer
The last Rose of Summer
Bloomed in my sight

Alone with the wind
And the sun in her hair
I've never seen anything so fair

And you're all I need
All I need...

Our love will never die
I walk with you,
Last Rose of Summer's day
Make love to me

Wake with the sunrise
When dreams walk the sky
She whispers, "I love you"
Then sings, laughs and cries

A song of emotion
Borne of angel wings
Free as the seasons
Where love eternal springs

And you're all I need
All I need...

Our love will never die
I walk with you,
Last Rose of Summer's day
Make love to me

...Sweet love
Don't cry no more
I'm with you babe...
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