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Chinese Democracy - Lyrics

Chinese Democracy

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TRACKS :

Chinese Democracy
Shackler's Revenge
Better
Street of Dreams
There Was A Time :: AKA (TWAT}
Catcher in the Rye
Scraped
Rhiad and the Bedouins
Sorry
IRS
Madagascar
This I Love
Prostitute

Chinese Democracy

It don't really matter
You'll find out for yourself
No it don't really matter
You're gonna leave these thing to
Somebody else

If they missionaries
Real time visionaries
Sitting in a Chinese stew
To view my dis-infatu-ation
I know that I'm a classic case
Watch my disenchanted face
Blame it on the Falun Gong*
They've seen the end and you can't hold on now

Cause it would take a lot more hate than you
To stop the fascination
Even with an iron fist
Our baby got to rule the nation
But all I got is precious time

It don't really matter
You're gonna find out for yourself
No it don't really matter
So you can hear now from
Somebody else

Cause it would take a lot more time than you
I've got more masturbation
Even with your iron fist
Our baby got to rule the nation but all I got is
Precious time
Our baby got to rule the nation but all I got is
Precious time

It don't really matter
Gonna keep it to myself
No it don't really matter
So you can hear it now from
Somebody else

You think you got it all locked up inside
And if you beat them all up they'll die
Then you'll walk them home for the cells
Then now you'll dig for your road back to hell
And with your ? makes you stop
As if your eyes were their eyes you can tell
In your lack of time



Shackler's Revenge

I've got a funny feeliní there's something wrong today
I've got a funny feeliní and it won't go away
I've got an itchy finger and there'll be hell to pay
I'm gonna pull the trigger and blow them all away
Don't ever try to tell me, how much you care for me
Don't ever try to tell me, how you were there for me
I don't believe there's a reason {I don't, I donít believe it}
I don't believe there's a reason {I sure, I donít believe it}
I've got a wicked demon here somehow never fades
I've got an empty feeling
I won't be home today
Don't ever try to tell me how much you care for me
Don't ever try to tell me how you were there for me
I don't believe there's a reason {I don't, I donít believe it}
I don't believe there's a reason {I sure, I donít believe it}
I don't believe there's a reason {I don't, I donít believe it}
I don't believe there's a reason {I sure, I donít believe it}
No one is stopping you from doing what you want to do
No one is stopping you now, stopping you now

I don't believe there's a reason {I don't, I donít believe it}
I don't believe there's a reason {I sure, I donít believe it}
I don't believe there's a reason {I don't, I donít believe it}
I don't believe there's a reason {I sure, I donít believe it}


Better
 

No one ever told me when
I was alone
They just thought I'd know better,
better

No one ever told me when
I was alone
They just thought I'd know better,
better

The hardest part
This troubled heart
Has ever yet been through now

Was heal the scars
That got their start
Inside someone like you now

For had I known
Or I'd been shown
Back when how long it'd take me

To break the charms
That brought me harm
And all but would erase me

I never would
Or thought I could
No matter what you'd pay me

Replay the part
You stole my heart
I should have known you're crazy

If all I knew
Was that with you
I'd want someone to save me

It'd be enough
But just my luck
I fell in love and maybe

All that I wanted was...

Now I know you better
You know I know better
Now I know you better

So bittersweet
This tragedy
Won't ask for absolution

This melody
Inside of me
Still searches for solution

A twist of fate
A change of heart
Cures my infatuation

A broken heart
Provides the spark
For my determination

No one ever told me when
I was alone
They just thought I'd know better,
better

No one ever told me when
I was alone
They just thought I'd know better,
better

All that I wanted was...

Now I know you better
You know I know better
Now I know you better

I never wanted you to be so full of anger
I never wanted you to be somebody else
I never wanted you to be someone afraid to know themselves
I only wanted you to see things for yourself

All that I wanted was...

Now I know you better
Now we all know better

All that I wanted was...

If I were you
I'd manage to
Avoid the invitation

Of promised love
That can't keep up
With your adoration

Just use your head
And in the end
You'll find your inspiration

To choose your steps
And won't regret
This kind of aggravation

No one ever told me when
I was alone
They just thought I'd know better, better

No one ever told me when
I was alone
They just thought I'd know better, better


Street of Dreams

All the love in the world
Couldn't save you
All the innocence inside
You know I tried so hard to make you
Oh, to make you change your mind

And it hurts too much to see you
And how you left yourself behind
You know I wouldn't want to be you
Now there's a hell I can't describe

So now I wander through my days
And try to find my ways
To the feelings that I felt
I saved for you and no one else
And though as long as this road seems
I know it's called the street of dreams
But that's not stardust on my feet
It leaves a taste that's bittersweet
That's called the blues

I don't know just what I should do
Everywhere I go I see you
Though it's what you planned
This much is true
What I thought was beautiful
Don't live inside of you
Anymore

I don't know just what I should do
Everywhere I go I see you
Though it's what you planned
This much is true
What I thought was beautiful
Don't live inside of you
Anymore

What this means to me
Is more than I know you believe
What I thought of you now
Has I thought that was true before
Were lies I couldn't see
What I thought was beautiful is only memories

Oh oh oh
What'd I tell you
Oh oh oh
That's
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Inside of you


There was a Time (AKA TWAT}

Broken glass and cigarettes
Writin' on the wall
It was a bargain for the summer
An I thought I had it all
I was the one who gave you everything
The one who took the fall
You were the one who would do anything
The one who can't recall
Where she was while she was sleepin'
In another woman's bed,
Or the doctor's or the lawyer's
Or a stranger that she met
If there's nothing' I can gain from this
Or anything at all
It'd be the knowledge that you gave me
When I thought I'd heard it all

It was a long time for you
(It was a long time}
It was a long time for me
(It was a long time}
It'd be a long time for anyone
(It was a long time}
Looks like it's meant to be

Social class and registers
Cocaine in the hall
All the way from California
On the way to your next call
To those non-negotiations
To simulate a cause
For the betterment of evils
And your ways around the laws
That keep you up and sitting pretty
On a pedestal or bed
And now you're sleeping like an angel
Nevermind who you gave head *
If there's something I can make of this
Or anything at all
It'd be the devil hates a loser
And you thought you had it all

It was a wrong time for you
(It was the wrong time}
It was a wrong time for me
(It was the wrong time}
It was the wrong time for everyone
(It was the wrong time}
Looks like I've got to see for myself

If I could go back in time
To the place in my soul
There all alone
Lonely tear drops, ooh
Are calling you
But I don't want to know it now
'Cause knowing you
It won't change a damn thing
But there was a time

Yeah, there was a time
Didn't want ta know it all
Didn't wanna know it all
N' I don't wanna know it now
Yeah, there was a time
Didn't want ta know it all
Didn't wanna know it all
N' I don't wanna know it now

Oh, I would do anything for you
There was a time
I would do anything for you
I would do anything for you
There was a time

There was a time
I would do anything for you
Yeah there was a time
I would do anything for you
Didn't want ta know it all
Didn't wanna know it all
N' I don't wanna know it now
I would doÖ
Didn't want to know it all
Anything for you
Didn't wanna know it all
N' I don't wanna know it now

There was a timeÖ
There was a time


Catcher in the rye

When all is said and done
We're not the only ones
Who look at life this way
That's what the old folks say
But every time I'd see them
Makes me wish I had a gun
If I thought that I was crazy
Well I guess I'd have more fun
(Guess I'd have more fun}

Oooh
The Catcher in the Rye again
Won't let you get away from him
(Tomorrow never comes}
It's just another dayÖ
Like today

You decide
'Cause I don't have to
And then they'll find
And I won't ask you
At anytime
Or long thereafter
If it's cold outside
As I'm imagining
It to be

Lana nana na na na
Lana nana na nana

Oooh
The Catcher in the Rye again
Won't let you get away from him
(Tomorrow never comes}
It's just another dayÖ
Like today

When all is said and done
We're not the only ones
Who look at life this way
That's what the young folks say
As if they'd ever change
That's not who am I to say
But every time I'd see them
Makes me wish I had a gun
If I thought that I was crazy
Well I guess I'd have more fun
It's what used to be's not there for me
And ought to find someone that belongs insane like I do

On an ordinary day
Not in an ordinary way
All at once the song I heard
No longer wouldn't play for anybody
Or anyone
That needed comfort from somebody
Needed comfort from someone who cared
To be
Not like you
And unlike me
And then the voices went away
From me
Somehow you set the wheels in motion
It Haunts our memories
You were the instrument
You were the one
How a body took a body
You gave that boy a gun

You Took our innocence
Beyond our stares
Sometimes the only thing
We counted on
When no one else was there


Scraped

Don't you try to stop us now
I just refuse
Don't you try to stop us now
'Cause I just won't let you

Sometimes I feel like
The world is on top of me
Breaking me down with
An endless monotony
Sometimes I feel like
There's nothing that's stopping me
All things are possible
I am unstoppable

Some may convince you
No one can break through
I'm here to tell you
You're worth
More than they tell you

Don't you try to stop us now
I just refuse
Don't you try to stop us now
'Cause I just won't let you

Sometimes I feel like
My life's a catastrophe
Can't understand why
It seems like it has to be

Sometimes I feel like
It's all opened up for me
Nothing's impossible
I am inconquerable

No one can make you
Do what they want to
You know you're stronger
Than the lies that they tell you

Don't you try to stop us now
(I'd give anything to know}
I just refuse
Don't you try to stop us now
(I wouldn't have never made it so far}
'Cause I just won't let you

Believe in yourself

Some may convince you
No one can break through
You know you're stronger
Than the lies that they tell you

Don't you try to stop us now
(I'd give anything to know}
I just refuse
(How you live with yourself}
Don't you try to stop us now
(I would have never made it so far}
'Cause I just won't let you
(All by myself}

Rhiad and the Bedouins

Oh-Oh
Ohhhh
Oh, Oh-Oh
Ohhhh
Oh-Oh
Ohhhh
Oh, Oh-Oh

Riyadh and the Bedouins
Had a plan and thought they'd win
But I donít give a fuck bout them
Cause I am crazy

All my salvation
and All my frustration
Caught in the lies
And if your at home as well
Somewhere in time
where only I can tell

Ohhhh

Ohhhh
Oh-Oh

Riyadh and the Bedouins
So thatís the world that you gave him.
I have had enough of them
Who can blame me?

Half the time you never win
Nomads or barbarians
I wonít bend my will to them, you ag-gra-vate me
My salvation
And all my frustrations
Caught in the lie
No one at home is well??
Somewhere in time
Where only I can tell

My salvation
My frustrations
Caught in the lie
If youíre at home as well
Somewhere in time
And only I can tell

All my salvation
Aní all, my frustrations
Caught in the lies
If youíre at home as well
Somewhere in time
Where only I can tell

Oh-Oh, Oh
Oh-Oh, Oh
Oh-Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh
Oh-Oh, Oh-Oh, Oh-Oh, Oh-Oh, Oh

Sorry

You like to hurt me
You know that you do
You like to think
In some way
That it's me
And not you
(But we know that isn't true}

You like to have me
Jump an' be good
But IÖ don't want to do it

You don't know why
I won't act the way
You think I should

You thought they'd make me
Behave and submit

What were you thinking
'Cause I don't forget

You don't know why
I won't give in
To hell with the pressure
I'm not cavin' in

You know that I
Got under your skin
You sold your soul
But I won't let you win

You talk too much
You say I do
Difference is nobody cares about you

You've got all the answers
You know everything
Why nobody asked you
It's a mystery to me

I'm sorry for you
Not sorry for me
You don't know who in the hell to
Or not to believe

I'm sorry for you
Not sorry for me
You don't know who you can trust now
Or you should believe
You should believe
You don't know who you can trust now
Or you should believe

You close your eyes
All well an' good
I'll kick you ass
Like I said that I would

You tell them stories they'd rather believe
Use and confuse them
They're numb and naÔve

The truth is the truth hurts
Don't you agree?

It's harder to live
With the truth about you
Than to live with
The lies about me

Nobody owes you
Not one goddamn thing
You know where to put your
'Just shut up and sing'

I'm sorry for you
Not sorry for me
You don't know who in the hell to
Or not to believe
I'm sorry for you
Not sorry for me
You chose to hurt those that love you
An' won't set them free
Won't set them free
You chose to hurt those that love you
An' won't set them free

You don't need
Anyone else to be
Sorry for you
You've got no heart
You can't see
All that you've done for me
I know the reasons
You tear me apart


IRS

Ah, ah
Is it true
What they say of you?

Gonna call the President
Gonna call a Private Eye
Gonna get the IRS
Gonna need the FBI
There's not anymore
That I can do

All the reasons that you gave
I'd follow you
To where you'd lead
And if that'd be
The end of time, it's true

Wouldn't be the first time I been wrong
Wouldn't be the last
I'm sure, I've known
With all the rumors I can tell
Some things didn't work so well
Well anyway, it feels the same

As when you first told me you were gone
So long ago but I still held on
Through all the motions, the love and the sex
And that's the truth, and here's the worst yet
Would it even matter the things that I'd say
You made your mind up and gone anyway
And there's no use now in draggin' it on
Shoulda seen it coming all along

Well it's true
I had
My doubts of you

Gonna call the President
Gonna call myself a Private Eye
Gonna need the IRS
Gonna get the FBI
Gonna make this a federal case
Gonna wave it right down in your face
Read it baby with your morning news
With a sweet hangover and the headlines too

I bet you think I'm doin' this all for my health
I shoulda looked again then at somebody else
Feelin' like I've done way more than wrong
Feelin' like I'm livin' inside of this song
Feelin' like I'm just too tired to care
Feelin' like I've done more than my share
Could it be the way I've carried on
Like a broken record for so long
And I do
Ooh, ooh

Gonna call the President
Gonna call a Private Eye
Gonna get the IRS
Gonna get myself the FBI

Oooh, what shall I do
If IÖ
Gave my heart to you?
It's such a crime
You know it's true

Gonna call the President
Gonna get myself a Private Eye
Gonna need the IRS
Gonna get the FBI
Gonna make this a federal case
Gonna wave it right down in your face
Read it baby with your morning news
With a sweet hangover and the headlines too

There's not anymore
That I can do

Madagascar

I won't be told anymore
That I've been brought down in this storm
And left so far out from the shore
But I can't find my way back, my way anymore

Oh no I won't be told anymore
That I've been brought down in this storm
And left so far out from the shore
Oh that I can't find my way back, my way anymore

Oh, I..

Forgive them that tear down my soul
And bless them that they might grow old
And free them so that they may know
That it's never too late

For the many times what seemed like a memory
I searched and found the ways
You used to lure me in
Oh, I found ways
Oh, why it had to be
Mired in denial and so afraid

If we ever find it true
That we have the strength to choose
I'm free of all the chains
We have together

{Quotes by Martin Luther King and samples from films}

"What we've got here is failure to communicate"

"Well, all men betray, all lose heart"

"Black men and White men together at the table of brother hood. I have a dream"

"Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Oh I won't be told anymore,
{If we ever find it true}
That I've been brought down in this storm
{That we have the strength to choose}
And left so far out from the shore
{I'm free of all the chains}
Oh that I can't find my way back, my way anymore
{We have together}

Oh no I won't be told anymore,
{If we ever find it true}
That I've been brought down in this storm
{That we have the strength to choose}
And left so far out from the shore
{I'm free of all the chains}
Oh that I can't find my way back, my way anymore
{We have together}


This I Love

And now I donít know why
She wouldnít say goodbye
But then it seems that I
Had seen it in her eyes
And it might not be wise
Iíd still have to try
With all the love I have inside
I canít deny
I just canít let it die
Cause her heartís just like mine
And she holds her pain inside
So if you ask me why
She wouldnít say goodbye
I know somewhere inside
There is a special light
Still shining bright
And even on the darkest night
She canít deny
So if sheís somewhere near me
I hope to God she hears me
Thereís no one else could ever make me feel
Iím so alive
I hoped sheíd never leave me
Please God you must believe me
Iíve searched the universe and found myself
Withiní her eyes
No matter how I try
They say itís all a lie
So whatís the use of my
Confessions to a crime
Of passions that wonít die
In my heaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaart
So if sheís somewhere near me
I hope to God she hears me
Thereís no one else could ever make me feel
Iím so alive
I hoped sheíd never leave me
Please God you must believe me
Iíve searched the universe and found myself
Withiní her eyes

Robyn Finck Guitar Solo played here

So if sheís somewhere near me
I hope to God she hears me
Thereís no one else could ever make me feel
Iím so alive
I hoped sheíd never leave me
Please God you must believe me
Iíve searched the universe and found myself
Withiní her eyes
And now I donít know why
She wouldnít say goodbye
It just might be that I
Had seen it in her eyes
And now it seems that I
Gave up my ghost of pride
Iíll never say goodbye


Prostitute

Seems like forever and a day

If my intentions are misunderstood
Please be kind
I've done all I should
I won't ask of you
What I would not do
Oh, I saw the damage in you
My fortunate one
The envy of youth

Why would they
Tell me to please those
That laugh in my face?
When all of the reasons
They've taught us
Fall over themselves
To give way

It's not a question
Whether my heart is true
Streamlined
I had to pull through
Look for a new
Beginning on you
Oh I got a message for you
Up and away
It's what I gotta do
Forgive what you have
For what you might loose

What would you say
If I told you that I'm to blame?
And what would you do
If I had to deny your name?
Where would you go if I told you
I love you
And then walked away?
N' who should I turn to
If not for the ones
You could not save

I told you when I found you
If there were doubts you
Should be careful and unafraid
Now they surround you
And all that amounts to
Is love that you fed by
Perversion and pain

So if my affections
Are misunderstood
And you decide
I'm up to no good
Don't ask me to
Enjoy them
Just for you

Ask yourself
Why I would choose
To Prostitute myself
To live with fortune and shame?
Oh yeah
When you should
Have turned to the hearts
Of the ones
That you would not save

I told you
When I found you
All that it amounts to
Is love that you fed by
Perversion and pain
 

 





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