U.D.O. "ANIMAL HOUSE" '88 Lyrics



1. Animal House
2. Go Back To Hell
3. They Want War
4. Black Widow
5. In The Darkness
6. Lay Down The Law
7. We Want It Loud
8. Hot Tonight
9. Warrior
10. Coming Home
11. Run For Cover

ANIMAL HOUSE

Morning is breaking with death on the street Driving downtown in a red corvette The daemons and satans are creeping around LA nights are madhouse nights The murderers - are heroes They're speeding all over the town And justice - is drunken I'm tumbling upside down I'm a madman Living in an animal house I'm a madman Living in an animal house Living in an animal house Rockers in concert are serving the bible Praying in public is getting a habit For selling out everything seems to be right, oh yeah The sunset is crowded with tramps passing out They're sleeping - in trash cans There's witchcraft in everyone's eyes Satans and daemons All dressed up in suits and ties I'm a madman Living in an animal house I'm a madman Living in an animal house Madman - going crazy - living in an animal house I'm a madman...

GO BACK TO HELL

Mystic rainbows - in the night Flashing colours - shining bright Can't you see me - in the dark Feel a heat wave - of a spark If you're fighting the world just beware of the knives in your back When you need to defend then you know that it's best to attack See the light - feel the pain - and you're going insane Go back to hell - go back to hell To the sight of mystic light you've seen before Go back to hell - go back to hell Where the dead are always knocking at your door Feel so lonely - far away Eat your heart out - time to pray Moving faster - to the flames And I'm playing - all the games If you're fighting the world just beware of the knives in your back When you need to defend then you know that it's best to attack See the light - feel the pain - and you're going insane Go back to hell - go back to hell To the sight of mystic light you've seen before Go back to hell - go back to hell Where the dead are always knocking at your door Go back to hell - go back to hell To the sight of mystic light you've seen before Go back to hell - go back to hell Where the dead are always knocking at your door...

THEY WANT WAR

They are young and they're kids and believe what they see To do what they've been told And so they walk away with open eyes Some are eight or nine or ten And they die like a fly, and no one knows Who they are, they're smaller than the gun they load See their eyes open wide They died before they ever cried They die in the streets and they die in the fields When they do what they've been told But now they're lying dead Their eyes are closed Some are eight or nine or ten And they die like a fly and no one knows Who they are, they're smaller than the gun they load See their eyes open wide, they died before they ever cried Who taught them how, how to pray Who told them they're in paradise when they're gonna die They are blind and they can't fight They want war They are blind and they can't fight They want war They are blind and they can't fight They want war They are blind and they can't fight They want war They are blind and they can't fight They want war They are blind and they can't fight They want war... You're gonna pay the price, you little devil in disguise For taking life with no regard, you'll go to hell And there you'll burn Children in the battlefield, please don't go Little birds with fluttering hearts, please don't go

BLACK WIDOW

I just love my nightmares I can't wait to sleep Enjoying all my dreams got no regrets I can be a flash of lightning Striking down on rocks Burning down the law Getting things I never got Turning the world Nothing unheard One night can be more than a day Just like a black widow Like a black widow I can't stand the dreamers Scared of things that fly They just have sweet fantasies And fade and die Nightmares - are so good, so good And they always end just when they should Nightmares are cool, nightmares are cruel I love the fun and the thrill Just like a black widow Like a black widow Black widow Just like a black widow Here comes the morning And who can deny Leaving the dream is so hard I love my nightmares I await their return And this time, I'm dressed to kill, dressed to kill Just like a black widow............

IN THE DARKNESS

Why am I here now What have I done Running on empty - I got nowhere to run Can't get an answer Can't get it right Just try to make it 'till the end of the night Is there a way to avoid doing wrong Lead me away from the darkness Light up my day show me where I belong Please don't leave me all alone in the darkness Far in the distance There is night, there is day Sounds are waving nets of dismay Sometimes I'm stuck in a shocking delay Like in a slow motion movie I'm reaching out for something to hold Life slips away in the cold - in the cold My heart is so cold - my heart is so cold Why was I turned down What's going on I wish there was something that could have been done How can I get there Where is the light How can I make it 'till the end of the night How can I turn darkness to light Leaving my fear in the darkness Is there a way how can I overcome My restless night's and my fear - and my fear In the darkness - in the darkness - in the darkness

LAY DOWN THE LAW

You turn my head You turn my life, am I up or down Why don't you see, you're bugging me I have already lost my way Do I have to pay for everybody's shit Is it the past, or the start Why can't you make it easy Why don't you leave me alone Keep me alive - keep me alive Why don't ya keep me alive, me alive Lay down the law - fight for more Lay down the law - double the trouble and kick some ass Lay down the law - lay it down Lay down the law - lay it down, ha ha I'm giving up, waiting for more I need to know what to do And you can see, see it's me The one who's breaking down How many fights, how many lives How many lives do I have to live It's not alright, I'm tired To pay those rotten dues Keep me alive - keep me alive Why don't ya keep me alive, me alive Lay down the law - fight for more, yeah Lay down the law - oh double the trouble and kick some ass Lay down the law - lay it down, yeah Lay down the law - ooh yeah, yeah, yeah How many fights How many lives, do I have to live It's not alright, I'm tired To pay those rotten dues Lay down the law - fight for more Lay down the law - double the trouble and kick some ass Lay down the law - oh, oh, yeah, yeah Lay down the law - you gotta fight, fight for more Lay down the law

WE WANT IT LOUD

Tonight - is a show And I gotta be there Banging my head to a metal attack We got nothing to fear Dancing and screaming begging our heroes for more Burning the streets cause we gotta be first thru the door We want it loud There's no other reason we came for We want it loud The louder the better we need more They keep us locked, locked in For hours and hours we wait in line You get pushed to the limit We can't even breath no more Like a volcano we're boiling and ready to blow Fight all the way got to see this damn rock and roll show We want it loud There's no other reason we came for We want it loud The louder the better we need more We want it loud - we want it loud - we want it loud Yeah, it's gotta be loud Yeah - we want it loud There's no other reason we came for We want it loud The louder the better we need more We want it loud There's no other reason we came for We want it loud The louder the better we need more We want it loud - we want it loud - we want it loud We want it loud - we want it loud - we want it loud Yeah, it's gotta be loud

HOT TONIGHT

We don't give a damn what they do for a living Everywhere we go we party just the same Getting all my fun With crazy little girls like you Playing all your games acting like a fool Screaming - feel the fire Screaming - feel the fire - feel it now now now 'cause we are hot tonight - hot tonight 'cause we are hot tonight - hot tonight Must be time to go I'm feeling hot and sweaty Find a place to go to make it hard'n'heavy Wasting all this time Would be a silly thing to do Please don't be a tease now it's time me and you Screaming - feel the fire Screaming - feel the fire - feel it now now now 'cause we are hot tonight - hot tonight 'cause we are hot tonight - hot tonight Screaming - feel the fire Screaming - feel the fire - feel it now now now 'cause we are hot tonight - hot tonight.......

WARRIOR

Wasn't there a time When no one lived in pain Zero down to zero But a warrior The innocence of birth The power of the earth Out of all that's good Comes a warrior Time - is it you who changes minds Suing us - for something we've not done Stealing the heroes - all the guiding lights, to find the way Justice has been gone To pieces for so long Some killers call themselves A warrior Warriors with no pride Committing suicide The picture of a man That's your warrior 'cause he's a warrior Yes, he's a warrior He fights for peace and freedom 'cause he's a warrior Yes, he's a warrior He fights for peace and freedom Think about the time Where manhood promised pride And history was made Just by warriors We have to face the world And hope that someone's heard Who could replace a man Like the warrior 'cause he's a warrior Yes, he's a warrior He fights for peace and freedom 'cause he's a warrior Yes, he's a warrior He fights for peace and freedom Time - is it you who changes minds Suing us - for something we've not done Stealing the heroes - all the guiding lights, to find the way 'cause he's a warrior Yes, he's a warrior He fights for peace and freedom 'cause he's a warrior Yes, he's a warrior He fights for peace and freedom 'cause he's a warrior..........

COMING HOME

I've not been home For so many years And I did not regret being gone Please tell me when did we talk And when did we show That we do care for something called love Oh no, don't you despair now I'm as grown up as can be Can't you forget everything And this time listen to me I'm coming home - home I'm coming home - why don't you help me I'm coming home - home I'm coming home - why don't you love me It's time to remember What we've done together I guess it is more than we know And we should be open And turn back the wheels As far as we can go I know I am your son And everything else don't seem real I want you back like never before I can't take another goodbye I'm coming home - home I'm coming home - please, can't you be there I'm coming home - home I'm coming home - please, don't you leave me What's done's done - I'm your son I've been hurt by your lies I want peace after all That's why I want you to let me come home I'm coming home - home I'm coming home - let's fight together I'm coming home - home I'm coming home - I've so much to tell you Home - I'm coming home I'm coming home - time heals the scars of the past I'm coming home I'm coming home - to be by your side I'm coming home - I'm coming home I'm coming home - I've so much to tell you I'm coming home - I'm coming home,............

RUN FOR COVER

See the man in white He's old he wouldn't dare to fight, to fight another Rockin' like a beast upon on a never ending dream We love each other Asking for a sign - the action's coming from behind Let's run for cover Feel the music's beat, we fight for rock And in the heat we stand together We're holding back for you when you fight And we stand for one another We're holding back for you, when you run for cover And see those open eyes When you are standing here tonight That's why - We're holding back for you, when you run for cover Restless in the night, we all stand up for this delight We fight together We're holding back for you when you fight And we stand for one another We're holding back for you, when you run for cover We're holding back for you..........

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