Black Star Riders Bloodshot

Just before the sun comes up

And floods the wailing wall

She makes love to forget herself

He makes love to recall

There’s a trail of total carnage

In the rear view when he looks

There’s a tale of fear and loathing

In each chapter of this book

So give me something to celebrate

No matter what the cost

There’s a battle raging inside of us

When emerald eyes are lyin’

They’re bloodshot

The damage isn’t visible

When she shines a naked flame

The story barely credible

But he tells it justthe same

He talks of far off promised land

Every time he comes around

He whispers darling bend your knees

Before we hit the ground

So give me something to celebrate

No matter what the cost

There’s a battle raging inside of us

When emerald eyes are lyin’

They’re bloodshot

You know he’s got it easy

She just sits down and waits

While arrows land on bloody skin

Beyond the city gates

He’d have made the journey with her

But he got the needle stuck

She’s running out of time

He’s running out of luck

Someday it all may come to pass

Someday a journey’s end

Bright light city memories

Of lovers and old friends

There’s a snowstormon the table

A carpet made of glass

There’s a heartbeat like a kick drum

There’s a viper in the grass

So give me something to celebrate

No matter what the cost

There’s a battle raging inside of us

When emerald eyes are lyin’

They’re bloodshot

Black Star Riders All Hell Breaks Loose

It’s another napalm night

In downtown Babylon

The contract for blood

Ain’t worth the paper that it’s on

To the dark side of the road

Where the junkies prey and die

It’s a one way ticket

On a slow death suicide

Don’t you turn your back on me

Don’t you turn your back

Don’t you turn your back

Mine eyes have seen the glory

Of the coming of the fools

When all hell breaks loose

All hell breaks loose

I walk a murder mile

Wearing deadman’s shoes

When all hells breaks loose

All hell breaks loose

I drink to remember

Why I drink to forget

It’s love necessity

Or just goddamn ignorance

To aggregate and segregate

Contemplate my fate

Keep the fights real brother

Leave some blood in the place

Don’t you turn your back on me

Don’t you turn your back

Don’t you turn your back

Mine eyes have seen the glory

Of the coming of the fools

When all hell breaks loose

All hell breaks loose

I walk a murder mile

Wearing deadman’s shoes

When all hells breaks loose

All hell breaks loose

When all hell breaks loose

All hell breaks loose

For the chains you refuse

All hell breaks loose

There’s one more thing

When the boys left town

When the well ran dry

There’s no earthily reason

No universal alibi

For hanging around

With the freak show desperados

On the mean streets of some hell hole

Wild west Eldorado

Don’t you turn your back on me

Don’t you turn your back

Don’t you turn your back

Mine eyes have seen the glory

Of the coming of the fools

When all hell breaks loose

All hell breaks loose

I walk a murder mile

Wearing deadman’s shoes

When all hells breaks loose

All hell breaks loose

When all hell breaks loose

All hell breaks loose

For the chains you refuse

All hell breaks loose

Black Star Riders Hey Judas

I still love you Judas

After everything you’ve done

I still trust you Judas

Like i never trusted in no one

You took me to the movies

We’ve been there ever since

I would give you everything

If I’d anything to give

Hey, hey Judas

Hey, hey Judas

What you gonna do now

Hey, hey Judas

Hey, hey Judas

You lie and you cheat but I love you anyhow

You’re the fastest gun in town

I’m the king of following you around

You’re making every card you deal

Breaking hearts at the speed of sound

They say that a fool is a wonderful thing

Guess I’m a fool for all the hurt that you bring

My mind mocks itself as I strive to play

The game I know I’m gonna lose anyway

Hey, hey Judas

Hey, hey Judas

What you gonna do now

Hey, hey Judas

Hey, hey Judas

You’re so cold, callous and corrupted

I’m broken, battered and bloody

Disheveled, distracted and painful

The switchblade eyes of a fallen angel

You took me to the movies

We’ve been there ever since

I would give you everything

If I’d anything to give

Hey, hey Judas

Hey, hey Judas

What you gonna do now

Hey, hey Judas

Hey, hey Judas

Black Star Riders Sex, Guns & Gasoline

Billy went way out west

With a pawn shop stereo

And a junkie promise to himself

He left his soul on the bathroom floor of a Texaco

Tina was a blessing and a curse

An angel with a bullet in reverse

Never met the devil only God on junk

Black motorcycle boots she was on the run

Before she was all grown up

Sex, guns and gasoline

Make a poor boy richer than he’s ever been

Love, hate and kerosene

Ease a dirty mind burn your conscience clean

Take it out on faith or call it a sin

Sex, guns and gasoline

Billy got a ’38

Make his Saturday night so special

And a highway star that ran across his face

From his jawbone to his temple

Tina could been miss understood

In the land of Tulepo honey

While the emirs in his counting house

Counting oil and money

Before she was all grown up

Don’t you love their wild ways

Sex, guns and gasoline

Make a poor boy richer than he’s ever been

Love, hate and kerosene

Ease a dirty mind burn your conscience clean

Take it out on faith or call it a sin

Sex, guns and gasoline

Living is hard

When nothing dies easy

Living is hard

When you’re on the run

Living is hard

When nothing dies easy

Tumbling dice you want the moon

All you got is a needle and a spoon

Before they’re all grown up

Don’t you love their wild ways

Sex, guns and gasoline

Make a poor boy richer than he’s ever been

Love, hate and kerosene

Ease a dirty mind burn your conscience clean

Take it out on faith or call it a sin

Sex, guns and gasoline

Black Star Riders Gabrielle

Angels name don’t go down well

When you come from round this way

But even I could make a case

When you’re asking me to stay

Cause I can fall for every word

That leaves that Celtic tongue

I could walk from all I know

With all my past undone

Oh oh Gabrielle

Oh oh Gabrielle

If I say I love you

Would you kiss and tell?

Oh oh Gabrielle

That rainy summer morning

I watched you from afar

Knew every raindrop by its name

I was standing there for hours

There were other invitations

And I could have sent you one

But I just keep on waiting

For that miracle to come

Oh oh Gabrielle

Oh oh Gabrielle

If I say I love you

Would you kiss and tell?

Oh oh Gabrielle

I can see the lights of our hometown

Shining in the night

Sad songs on the radio

Make everything seem right

Maybe I’m still hurting?

Should I turn the other cheek?

I know I’m still in love with you

I’m too afraid to speak

Oh oh Gabrielle

Oh oh Gabrielle

If I say I love you

Would you kiss and tell?

Oh oh Gabrielle

Black Star Riders The Killer Instinct

We all wear our hunger on our heart

In the cold blooded academy of ghetto streets

It ain’t treason if it’s a good reason

We’re only as real as the promises we keep

The strength of the wolf lies in the pack

And the loneliness can get you in trouble

Let’s go feed the vultures down in this concrete jungle

There’s a flag of inconvenience

that flies above this town

Where they build you up to touch the sky

Before they bring you down

You gotta live with a killer instinct

You gotta die a little to survive

You gotta love with a killer instinct

You gotta hurt a little to get by

The streets have burned since midnight

There’s tension in the air

Another waste of time and life in another warlord’s lair

Just one more shot in the mainline

Straighter than a preacher’s dream

All the animals come out at night

It’s a sundown primal scene

There’s a flag of inconvenience

that flies above this town

Where they build you up to touch the sky

Before they bring you down

You gotta live with a killer instinct

You gotta die a little to survive

You gotta love with a killer instinct

You gotta hurt a little to get by

There’s no saints in the wild kingdom

You gotta prowl like a beast of prey

You gotta live with a killer instinct

You gotta die a little everyday

You gotta live with a killer instinct

You gotta die a little to survive

You gotta love with a killer instinct

You gotta hurt a little to get by

You gotta live with a killer instinct

You gotta die a little to survive

You gotta love with a killer instinct

You gotta hurt a little to get by

Black Star Riders When The Night Comes In

I walk down broadway in the bitter cold

See my reflection and it makes me feel so old

A boulevard in deep recession

A winter sky in deep depression

Give me back my broken life

Give me serenity beyond this strife

Give me absolutely absolution

From all this trouble, disarray and confusion

This is a call to innocence

This is a call to arm yourself

When the night comes in

There’s a crack in the universe

When the night comes in

There’s a crack in the universe

When the night comes in

This is a call to innocence

This is a call to arm yourself

I got nothing, I’m prepared to negotiate

Deviating when I should be going straight

Should I roll or should I play?

Talk about the one that got away

This is a call to innocence

This is a call to arm yourself

When the night comes in

There’s a crack in the universe

When the night comes in

There’s a crack in the universe

When the night comes in

This is a call to innocence

This is a call to arm yourself

When the night comes in

There’s a crack in the universe

When the night comes in

There’s a crack in the universe

When the night comes in

There’s a crack in the universe

When the night comes in

This is a call to innocence

This is a call to arm yourself

Black Star Riders Finest Hour

Time turns another page

And a million years go passing by

Broken heartstrings and guitar strings

You and me all down the line

Running wild carving our names

On anything that we could find

Are you in there anymore my friend?

Are you in there anymore my friend?

This could be our finest hour

This could be our Shangri La

This could be our finest hour

If only we could keep it together

We could find our way

When the bands would come to town

We’d steal the money and go to the show

Singing their songs on the way down

Gave us something worth singing for

We were sixteen chasing our dreams

You and me all down that road

Are you in there anymore my friend?

Are you in there anymore my friend?

This could be our finest hour

This could be our Shangri La

This could be our finest hour

If only we could keep it together

We could find our way

Did we look better in black and white?

I don’t know? I think so

I think I almost loved you then

That was such a long time ago

I shoulda called you I coulda wrote you

Just to know if you were alright

I know it’s hard to stay on the highway

When you get off to look at the sights

So let’s pretend we’re still together

And We never said goodnight

Are you in there anymore my friend?

Are you in there anymore my friend?

This could be our finest hour

This could be our Shangri La

This could be our finest hour

If only we could keep it together

We could find our way

Black Star Riders Through The Motions

Well, I’ve giving you all I got

Now I’m nothing

So get back to your own sweet oblivion

I’m going out to get hurt tonight

That’s all there

We might as well just keep on dancing

I put my faith in original sin

A lifetime of lies went undiscovered

I put it all on black until I won it back

I left no tracks uncovered

You better change some things

Or some things are gonna change

Do you

Do you ever get the notion?

‘Cuz you’re

‘Cuz you’re going through the motions

You

Do you ever get the notion?

That you’re

That you’re just going round again

Modesty dies the minute we’re born

You learn to swear before you can talk

Every fool that preys on honor and faith

Knows deep inside that the game is lost

The years we wasted, the tears we tasted

Tattoed our lovers’ names under our skin

Be your own messiah in this mortal coled world

A halo, wings, horns and a tail

You better change some things

Or some things are gonna change

Do you

Do you ever get the notion?

‘Cuz you’re

‘Cuz you’re going through the motions

You

Do you ever get the notion?

That you’re

That you’re just going round again

Threw in my money and made a wish

wished for my own independence

So run on home before it’s dark

Pull out the arrows

From your bleeding heart

Do you

Do you ever get the notion?

‘Cuz you’re

‘Cuz you’re going through the motions

You

Do you ever get the notion?

That you’re

That you’re just going round again

Black Star Riders Kingdom Of The Lost

Come here and listen to me boys

For the story that I tell

How I crossed the sea from Erin’s shore

A man condemned to sail

To a land of milk and honey

And whiskey by the pail

They promised me a future there

A life that would not fail

For it’s a rocky road you travel

Trying to walk a righteous path

I left my love back there

With our baby on her lap

I’m putting down my sword now

I’m hanging up my gun

I haven’t got the will to fight

This battle lost or won

This home is not our home from home

This land is not for free

No matter where I work or roam

Won’t bring my country back to me

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In the kingdom of the lost

The bullets keep on coming

And the rain it never ends

I don’t know who I’m killing now

My enemies or friends

I’ll drink away the darkness

Till the dawn comes around

You can take me if you want to

Carry on, my guard is down

This home is not our home from home

This land is not for free

No matter where I work or roam

Won’t bring my country back to me

In the kingdom of the lost

Come here and listen to me boys

For the story that I tell

How I crossed the sea from Erin’s shore

A man condemned to sail

To a land of milk and honey

And whiskey by the pail

They promised me a future there

A life that would not fail

This home is not our home from home

This land is not for free

No matter where I work or roam

Won’t bring my country back to me

I’m a rebel without a cause

This home is not our home from home

This land is not for free (I’m a patriot without a heart)

No matter where I work or roam

Won’t bring my country back to me

In the kingdom of the lost

In the kingdom of the lost