Album Lyrics!


DAME FORTUNE: THE GREAT COSMIC SCHEME (2002)

L.A. CRAZY

RED ROVER

OUTGUNNED

ANOTHER SOUL (BLASPHEMY & EUPHORIA)

ME & THE GHOST OF GYPSY ROSE LEE

TREASON

OLD SCHOOL

 


L.A. CRAZY

Music and Lyrics by David Blake

Copyright 2002

 

You're so fresh off the boat

You don't know that you don't know

Until you get it straight

Try not to let it show

I can tell you how to play it

but if you're a slow learner

We'll shoot you in the head

and frame you for murder

 

This city feeds

on flesh and dreams

the word on the street is

famon or feast

This is L.A.

I ride the bitch and I ride her good

and I'm an L.A. Crazy

I know she'd throw me if she could

This is L.A.

I see her pain everyday

and it don't even phase me

I'm an L.A. Crazy

 

You feel like a number

but it ain't number one

With a snowball's chance in hell

for your day in the sun

You better get in line

before this place takes it's toll

'Cause it's a buyer's market

if you wanna sell your soul

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So don't look behind you

And don't look in the mirror

Just look me in the eye

Cause I want to make it clear

Anything is possible

But nothing good is likely

And if you decide to stick it out

You'll end up just like me

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RED ROVER

Music by David Blake and Jeff Wire

Lyrics by David Blake Copyright 2002

 

It was a dark and moonless night

Strange music on the radio

When I saw her standing there

By the side of the road

She said that she was running

From the hellhounds on her trail

There was something in her eyes

I could not turn away

 

and we loved with a love that was more than love

We loved with a love that was more than love

We loved with a love that was more than love

and now she's gone away

 

All the dead girls want to dance

and I'm a monster deep inside

Red rover, red rover

Never dare me to do anything

 

In a bar just South of nowhere

Where a dead man serves the drinks

Cobwebs line the walls

As the band ceases to play

I met a girl there with a past

You could read inside her eyes

She took me by the hand

And said all men are clay

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and we loved with a love that was more than love

We loved with a love that was more than love

and now everything I loved

seems so far away...

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OUTGUNNED

Music by Jeff Wire Lyrics by David Blake

Copyright 2002

For Walter Mosley, thanks for the inspiration.

 

Livin' day to day, no time for fools

I am a teacher who broke the rules

The past is gone but my guilt lives on

and I can't forgive what I've done

What I've done, what I've done

The past is gone but my guilt lives on

and I can't forgive what I've done

 

These hands are the hands of a killin man

I know where I've been, I know what I am

The battle may be over but the war has just begun

and I'm always outnumbered, always outgunned

outgunned, outgunned

The battle may be over but the war has just begun

and I'm always outnumbered, always outgunned

outgunned, outgunned

 

I'm a hard man but I got no choice

Sometimes I talk to myself just to hear a voice

I got eyes in the back, my finger to the wind

I can't sleep I had the dream again

Got a crackhead killer out of my hood

No matter what they say, it ain't all good

I learned in jail, fire is your friend

Got blood money, turned a fire bug in

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I walk these streets with open eyes

Searching for some truth and cutting through the lies

Hustler, gambler, soldier, spy

I am a catcher in the ghetto rye

in the rye, in the rye

Hustler, gambler, soldier, spy

I am a catcher in the ghetto rye

 

These hands are the hands of a killin man

I know where I've been, I know what I am

The battle may be over but the war has just begun

and I'm always outnumbered, always outgunned

outgunned, outgunned


ANOTHER SOUL (BLASHEMY & EUPHORIA)

Music and Lyrics by David Blake

Copyright 2002

 

Do you think I'm not alone

Do you think that I don't hide

Do you think I'm self-contained

and live life upon a throne

Pouring out my soul like coffee

The moon is full but the son still hides

Just like Jesus taught me

Lust is cold and love must die

 

I seek a carnival of terror

Where nothing's what it seems

A house of dementia

and a bedroom full of dreams

 

Do you hear it in the distance

There's music in the night

The bells they are ringing...

Another soul has lost the fight

Another soul has lost the...

light

 

My disease grows worse each day

Some days I barely move

I bleed and curse and pray but

These walls are like a tomb

The night is so inviting

The strangers gather there

In black and red and virgin white

They only hide despair

 

I've become what I hated

Forgotten who I am

Yet you seem so elated

To know one of the damned

 

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ME & THE GHOST OF GYPSY ROSE LEE

Music by Jeff Wire Mick James and David Blake

Lyrics by Jeff Wire and David Blake

Copyright 2002

 

Everytime you turn your back on me

A little piece of me goes

Never thought I'd be your one and only

But then whoever knows

You don't listen to reason

You never do what you're told

Switching habits with the change of seasons

Dead at 20 years old

 

Where do all the party girls go

I know, I know

What is love

but a publicity stunt for the studio

What is making love

but a way to pass the time until the studio calls

 

Marlyn, I'm not surpised to find, is on the wall

The Goddess from beyond who calls

Her children come, willingly

Just like me and the ghost of Gypsy Rose Lee

 

You spent time on the front lines

Learning how to read men's minds

So when you're hanging in Rome

You pretend nobody's home

You always loved a challenge

You always went for broke

But I saw a tear in your eye

When you said life's a joke

 

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TREASON

Music and Lyrics by David Blake

Copyright 2002

 

When you move your body has power

I know you sing in the shower

I know your hands go below your belt

and I want to feel what you have felt

See I got burned when I was young

And I never forgot how bad it stung

Now I'm older, a wiser man

And I got my own master plan

So clap your feet and stomp your hands

Give in to me and my demands

'Cause I got rhyme and I got reason

to live my life as a life of treason

 

I! I got rhyme, and I! I got reason

to live my life

as a life of treason

 

From smooth to rough I run the gamut

I can ease it in and I can slam it

From women to girls I run the gauntlet

Get what I want, and then I flaunt it

See I ain't bought and I ain't sold

I broke all records and I broke the mold

Everywhere I go the legends told

I get them hot and leave them cold

So feel my bass like dragon's breath

It purifies like sex and death

Like Don Juan and Belladonna

Vanessa del Rio in a sauna

Like Astaire my timing's right

Like the Marque de Sade on a Saturday night

Like Romeo and Robert Johnson

I live for love but got no conscience

but I got rhyme and I got reason

to live my life as a life of treason

 

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OLD SCHOOL

Music by Mick James

Lyrics by David Blake

Copyright 2002

 

I'm a classic case of rock and roll

I've forgotten more than you'll ever know

 

How the hell do I know so much

I got an old soul and a magic touch

 

In for the long haul, I'll tell you what for

I'm old school, hard core

Nothing to lose and nothing to prove

Old school, I'm a dinosaur

Ain't no fool like an old fool

'n baby I'm old school

 

Say what you will for modern man

It takes roots to know where you stand

 

All the young bloods will have their time

I got old world charm and I'm in my prime

 

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