SONGLYRICS

LYRICS FROM "REST NOT, PEACE"

 

 

April Fool

 

Often I sit by myself

And I’m wondering about that empty shelf

Which doesn’t contain nothing at all

But my self-pity and there is no call

 

There is no call – Nobody calls

Nobody at all – There is no call

 

Pathetic it seems and pathetic it is

But it doesn’t mean much in times like these

I could be happy but then I am not

‘Cause everything is what I’ve got

 

What have I got? – What have we got?

What have we got? – What have I got?

 

I am an April Fool

My life has made me an April Fool

Yes I am an April Fool

Why have you made me an April Fool?

 

Tired – I am tired of life

Nothing is for what I strive

Life goes in circles and I go with them

But nobody ever showed me where it began

 

And much less where it will end –

Where will it end?

Where is the end? – Where will we end?

 

I am an April Fool

My life has made me an April Fool

Yes I am an April Fool

Why have you made me an April Fool?

 

I am an April Fool

My life has made me an April Fool

Yes I am an April Fool

Why have you made me an April Fool?

 

 

My Daily Fix Of Violence

 

Switch on your TV, let it fly you away

And shut down your mind, no thoughts can stay

Breathe in the air of a land you know well

Each day you go there, you’re bound by its spell

 

It’s made up of soaps, commercials and shows

Competing for attention and viewer quotes

But the best of it all is yet to come in

The daily news at night, let the games begin

 

I want my daily fix of violence

I need my daily fix of violence

You’ll get your daily fix of violence

We all depend on our daily fix of violence

 

I want my daily fix of violence

I need my daily fix of violence

You’ll get your daily fix of violence

We all depend on our daily fix of violence

 

What’s on the menu in the news tonight?

War, murder, slayings or some deadly fight

Mix in an earthquake, famine or flood

It’s all good to us – we wanna see blood!

 

I want my daily fix of violence

I need my daily fix of violence

You’ll get your daily fix of violence

We all depend on our daily fix of violence

 

You missed the bombing that was on at seven?

Don’t worry, see it again at eleven

And for extra coverage, close-ups and background

Watch the late-night edition, with surround sound

 

I want my daily fix of violence

I need my daily fix of violence

You’ll get your daily fix of violence

We all depend on our daily fix of violence

 

 

Dark

 

Darkness comes across my way

Shaking my ship, please go away

The sun shines bright, it’s a sunny day

Can’t see the light, I lost my way

I hate to laugh and I hate to cry

Nothing is left, I want to die

 

I’m bored, I’m tired, I’m sick, I’m down

Can’t find the strength to carry on

 

Night comes down but I stay awake

Haunted by thoughts of my ugly fate

Painting pictures in the sky

Nothing is real and I’d like to cry

I look and I see the people that pass

What happens to them I couldn’t care less

 

I’m bored, I’m tired, I’m sick, I’m down

So many are we, but I am alone

 

I’m bored, I’m tired, I’m sick, I’m down

So many are we and I am alone

 

 

(You Can’t Make Peace With A) Sledgehammer

 

Let’s make the world a safer place

With our sledgehammer

We’ll get it done in no time

With our sledgehammer

 

The crowd will cheer, when we’re here

They’ll celebrate, despite their hate?

You can’t make peace with a sledgehammer

 

You can’t force peace down somebody’s throat

With a sledgehammer

Peace is like a fragile bird

Killed by our sledgehammer

 

When peace is fake, then hatred reigns

With poison pills and peace will faint

You can’t make peace with a sledgehammer

 

Aggression causes more aggression

With a sledgehammer

It’s a vicious cycle of hatred and death

With a sledgehammer

 

Peace is precious, peace is hard

Fight for it, but with your heart

You can’t make peace with a sledgehammer

 

You can’t make peace with a sledgehammer

You can’t make peace with a sledgehammer

 

 

Crime

 

When I was little

The world just seemed so fine

But when I grew up later

It turned out to be full of crime

 

Those days my life was easy

I was playing all the time

My parents where the good guys

But they didn’t have a dime

 

Some day they took my daddy

Far away from us

He didn’t care as long as

He knew where his bottle was

 

Ma tried to explain it

But she couldn’t stop to cry

That day I started to wonder

If it wasn’t just a lie

 

On the street I realized

The sun didn’t always shine

Creeping up the back streets

Was a world of crime

 

It really doesn’t matter

If you’re good or bad

If you can’t make a living

Everything turns to hate

 

Finally I managed

To get out of that misery

I had a job and a girl-friend

How great that life could be

 

I had to work like crazy

Never home before nine

But the fact is that business

Don’t work without crime

 

Disgusted by corruption

I hit the road again

All I ever believed in

Was shattered in ruins then

 

I was longing for the old days

When my life still seems bright

I didn’t have to think much

And I guess that was all right

 

 
And I Observe

 

Six decades we were made to believe

Nuclear weapons will protect us from grief

Weapons of mass destruction we need

They will guard us against terror and greed

 

But you know the world is full of surprise

Along came a guy we did all despise

Weapons of mass destruction he had

Guarding him against terror and hate

 

That we couldn’t allow him to do

In the name of freedom we killed of this foe

Weapons of mass destruction he had

They didn’t work for him and that was his fate

 

And I observe

And I observe

And I observe

 

I observe

I observe

I observe

 

And now chaos rules this place

Believers killing believers in the name of their faith

Incited by hatred the terror spreads

And innocent people are losing their heads

 

And I observe

And I observe

And I observe

 

In the meanwhile Europe tries to unite

But self-interest is the name of their guide

Proudly they all make their stance

And stagnation wins over advance

 

And while discussions are still under way

The Far East is having its day

Some will say they’re not playing by the rules

But who ever said that they would – you fools

 

And I observe

And I observe

And I observe

 

I observe

I observe

I observe

 

 

3-45 Is All I Know

 

I don’t know what I’ve done

Whatever it was, now she’s gone

I’m left to sing a lonely tune

Locked up like a cartoon

 

I don’t know what to think

My head spins, it’s out of sync

I’ve lost the key to this door

And now it won’t open anymore

 

3-45 is all I know

3-45 and let it go

3-45 is all I know

3-45 and let it ... go

 

Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true

Listen up, I’m tryin’ to talk to you

I’m striving to make it right

But ain’t the grass greener on the other side?

 

To love to hate, it’s all the same

You win you lose, it’s a shame

Don’t blame me for hurting you

All I wanted was to be with you

 

3-45 is all I know

3-45 and let it go

3-45 is all I know

3-45 and let it ... go

 

 

From Rags To Riches

 

I got my eyes on you

‘Cause I always knew

You were right for me

As only you could be

Yeah I always knew

Where I gotta go

To get the best of life

And the fastest drive

 

From Rags to Riches

I burnt my bridges

‘Cause what money can’t buy

I won’t even try

From Rags to Riches

I burnt my bridges

‘Cause what money can’t buy

I won’t even try

 

You make me hot

And you turn me on

I wanna ride you now

Before you’re gone

I don’t care

About the simple things

I don’t need to share

‘Cause I got wings

 

From Rags to Riches

I burnt my bridges

‘Cause what money can’t buy

I won’t even try

From Rags to Riches

I burnt my bridges

‘Cause what money can’t buy

I won’t even try

 

I had my eyes on you

 ‘Cause I always knew

You’d be waiting there

So why should I care?

I got wings

To buy all them things

That I’ll only need

To satisfy my greed

 

From Rags to Riches

I burnt my bridges

‘Cause what money can’t buy

I won’t even try

From Rags to Riches

I burnt my bridges

‘Cause what money can’t buy

I won’t even try

 

 

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