A LETTER FROM ST. PAULI The Lyrics


PAINTED MOON (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

Walking home in the rain Blood runs cold in my veins News from a distant shore Blues like never before The moon is new The moon is full The moon is blue The moon is cruel Painted moon Coming to the rescue Angels from another world Love is here to stay So the angels say Running to the rescue Angels flying up above Phantoms in the bay While the natives pray To the painted moon I wash my face and get dressed Time cuts into my wrist So who invents our dreams The hands that hold the machine The moon is new The moon is full The moon is blue The moon is cruel Painted moon Coming to the rescue Angels from another world Love is here to stay So the angels say Running to the rescue Angels flying up above Phantoms in the bay While the natives pray To the painted moon Painted moon Painted moon Ooooh Painted moon Coming to the rescue Angels from another world Love is here to stay So the angels say Running to the rescue Angels flying up above Phantoms in the bay While the natives pray To the painted moon Painted moon Painted moon Painted moon Ooooh Painted moon Painted moon

I CAN`T CRY (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

I need attention it`s long overdue There may be nothing anyone can do So I sit here insane on the floor And I make up my mind who to kill And just to hone this desperation I think I`ve caught a chill I need attention but no one wants to hear A tiny heartbeat filling me with fear Oh it`s a matter of life or death But I wish it wasn`t up to me So no soft words please save your breath Because I haven`t got the energy Save your tears for this life inside I can`t cry I can`t cry she said I need affection it`s becoming an emergency A lonely passion is all that`s left for me Oh spare me the "Straight from the heart" God knows who`s to blame We will spill this innocent blood Because it hasn`t got a name Say your prayers for this life inside I can`t cry I can`t cry she said Cry Cry I`m learning reason I`m learning patience And I know what I`m made of It`s just a case of another switch off I could spit in the face of love I can`t cry I can`t cry she said Cry Cry Please cry Cry Please cry

BULLETS AND BLUE EYES (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

Talking to my soul I begin to wonder Down a golden road I close my eyes and travel slow I remember your eyes Some enchanted islands Talking to my son He`s killing me with thunder From this machine gun I close my eyes and crumble slow And then I see Reserved for me The wastelands of sorrows Ah The island of shadows And through the blinds of history Drumming in my blood Rebel songs Bullets and blue eyes Bullets and blue eyes Talking to my soul I begin to wonder We`re prisoners of love Prisoners of history I remember your eyes Some enchanted islands We used to sit in science rooms And dream about the nuclear age We used to sit in science rooms And history rooms And dream about the nuclear age

GOD`S GIFT (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

It`s God`s gift to the lost and needy The rich and greedy the pulsing ragged tide It`s God`s gift to all his young Ohhh to the cool and the certified It`s God`s gift to the Kings and the Generals The young men in tickertape uniforms Ohhh they come with tongues of fire Praying for a Victory Wrap it up Take it away It`s God`s gift to the armies of the world To the sheiks of the sword and the Mafioso death cord It`s God`s gift to the head-hunting girls Keepers of the final flame It`s God`s gift to the mental toi To the mob to the boys of the Ninja death squad Ohhh now there`s no talk back Go Go Ronnie Go Detonate blow us away Ohhh No No No Not me Can`t you understand I said I`ve had a hard day Diggin`my head in the sand I said oooh I said oooh It`s God`s gift to the opium tongues To the spitfire sons in shooting star machines It`s God`s gift to the Reds to the Blues To the Blacks to the Whites The Orange and the Greens And all for nothing All for nothing All for nothing All for nothing Huh! It`s God`s gift to the lost and needy The rich and greedy the pulsing ragged tide It`s God`s gift to all his young To the cool and the certified It`s God`s gift to the Kings and the Generals The young men in tickertape uniforms Ohhh they come with tongues of fire Praying for a Victory

I SEE RED (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

The TV`s on in the blues soft room A twist of lemon in the mouth of the moon The intercom cracks with vitriol I`ve just been talking to a voice in the wall I`ve got these pills and they keep me sane I had a job now I feel no pain Then I wake up from a dream and I`m still dreaming and it`s total silence But I`m still screaming You say that God`s got a narrow mind You say that Heaven is a home for the blind You think you`re clever being cruel this way I`m so scared I might get carried away Away I`ve got these pills and they keep me sane I had a job now I feel no pain Then I wake up from a dream and I`m still dreaming and it`s total silence But I`m still screaming When I see you I see Red I see Red And what do I do I see Red Red Red You feed me poison but I`m still alive You give me money but I`m still deprived And in return for all my love all my love You give me sex and prayers and molotovs I`ve got these dreams and they keep me sane I`ve got my friends and we think the same Then I wake up from a dream and I`m still dreaming and it`s total silence But I`m still screaming When I see you I see Red I see Red And what do I do I see Red Red Red When I see you I see Red I see Red And what do I do I see Red Red Red When I see you I see Red I see Red And what do I do I see Red Red Red

I OUGHT TO KNOW (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

I ought to know I ought to know your name by now I ought to know I ought to know your games by now How many others have you fooled this way Led up the Golden path and then blown away Seems to me you`re right at home In your tawdry toytown world You can`t bear to be alone So you turn into another girl I ought to know I ought to know your name by now I ought to know I ought to know your games by now How many naive boys have been here before Chasing excitement till it kicks down their door Thank the stars I don`t belong In your tortured two-time world You can`t bear to be alone So you turn to another girl I ought to know I ought to know your name by now I ought to know I ought to know your games by now I ought to know I ought to know I ought to know your name by now I ought to know I ought to know your games by now I ought to know I ought to know I ought to know I ought to know all your games by now I ought to know I ought to know I ought to know

A LETTER FROM ST. PAULI (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

I`m glad you`re still here on Earth For a while I didn`t know what to think Darling This is what I look like now Me and the boy of my dreams It`s a nice photo He has a girl but I`m going to bumb her off soon Oh I have a big surprise I will be coming to London Possibly this summer I`d love to spend some time with you I hear things are outrageously priced in London Is that true? Anyway I`m still at school here in Minneapolis studying theatre Oh what fun it is Everything seems to be the same here There is no happy medium No way to go but up Please send me a postcard I collect them

BLUE DESIRE (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

Storm in space now it looks like rain The Holy Ghost on a haunted train Look out Here comes blue desire Well I left my home and my family No you don`t realise what you`ve done to me Look out Here comes blue desire Look out Here comes young desire Look out Here comes blue desire Now the Devil`s called by a thousand names He`s the Lord of lies and he`s not ashamed Look out Here comes young desire Ohhh here she comes Look out Here comes blue desire I walk this road to find my children`s daily bread I crawl like a snail on a jagged razor`s edge I said Ooooooh There`s a war in space now it looks like rain Electric storms on the horizon There`s a cloud of dust in the distant blue When the twister hits it`ll bankrupt you Now who`s going to pay the equipment hire When the crops are dead and the farm`s on fire Look out here comes blue desire Look out here comes young desire Ohhh here we come Look out Here comes blue desire Look out Look out Here comes blue desire Desire Desire Desire

POSESSED (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

Try my best to shake this down Say a prayer on hallowed ground Hoping to find a remedy Letters from an acient chart Make a sign then cross my heart And maybe some day I`ll be free Ju Ju at the stroke of twelve Can`t control it by myself Can`t face tonight all alone Dying in a bed of steam Guaranteed to make you dream Impossible dreams I should`ve known I`ve tried to hide this fear inside and act OK I suppose I was going to lose my mind anyway Possessed by you Fired by you Owned by you How do I explain this hurt Is it just the Devils work Or is it a fault Is it a fault in me Try my best to shake this down Say a prayer on hallowed ground now And maybe someday I`ll be free I`ll find a place to try and face this sad withdrawal Well love is just a child of death after all Possessed by you Fired by you Owned by you Owned by you Owned by you Owned by you Possessed by you Fired by you Well maybe someday I will be whole again Possessed Maybe someday I`ll be free Possessed Maybe someday I`ll be free Possessed Possessed Possessed Possessed Possessed Possessed Possessed I try the best to shake this down Say a prayer on hallowed ground Maybe someday I`ll be free Maybe someday I`ll be free Maybe someday I`ll be free Maybe someday I`ll be free Swing down chariot stop and let me ride Swing down chariot stop and let me ride Ohhh Rock me low Rock me low Come on in and I`ve got a whole of money On the side I said Swing down sweet chariot stop and let me ride Swing down sweet chariot stop and let me ride Ohhh Rock me low Rock me low Come on in I`ve got a whole of money On the side I said Woke up on the street What did I see Four white chariot slow running up to me I said Four white horses running side by side Swing down sweet chariot stop and let this child ride Swing down sweet chariot stop and let me ride Swing down sweet chariot stop and let me ride Ohh Rock me low Rock me low Come on in I`ve got a whole of money On the side I said Wake me Shake me Don`t let me sleep to late Gotta get going having a good time Swing up Golden Gate I said Gotta get going having a good time Swing up Golden Gate Because I`m bound Higher ground Yes `cause I`m bound Higher ground Well `cause I`m bound Higher ground Higher ground Higher ground

PAINTED MOON (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

Wake me up now I said I said hmm Walking home in the rain Blood runs cold in my veins News from a distant shore Blues like never before The moon is new The moon is full The moon is blue The moon is cruel Painted moon Coming to the rescue Angels from another world Love is here to stay So the angels say Running to the rescue Angels flying up above Phantoms in the bay While the natives pray To the painted moon I wash my face and get dressed Time cuts into my wrist So who invents our dreams The hands that hold the machine The moon is new The moon is full The moon is blue The moon is cruel Painted moon Coming to the rescue Angels from another world Love is here to stay So the angels say Running to the rescue Angels flying up above Phantoms in the bay While the natives pray To the painted moon Painted moon Painted moon Painted moon Coming to the rescue Angels from another world Love is here to stay So the angels say Running to the rescue Angels flying up above Phantoms in the bay While the natives pray To the painted moon Ooooh Painted moon Painted moon Painted moon