U.D.O. "SOLID" '97 Lyrics



1. Independence Day
2. Two Faced Woman
3. Desperate Balls
4. The Punisher
5. Devil's Dice
6. Bad Luck
7. Preachers Of The Night
8. Hate Stinger
9. Braindead Hero
10. Pray For The Hunted
11. The Healer

INDEPENDENCE DAY

One electrified eye Freezing metalized smile No more cheating the code The scene is set - emotions disconnected Welcome to the cyber trail Laser cops and sirens wail Held down with magnetic force Said: come with us - you broke the law Obey the rules - don't do no wrong A thought too loud - and crime is done No appeal for the common man Just cold hard facts - in computer land All freedom burns on eternal fire There's no more independence day Forever gone never have another No other independence day Cyborg arms put the straps around One more second 'till the switch comes down Flaching lights - a cage of steel Turns my head into a dead dogs meal In this world - robotic rage You'll understand the acid pain Do no right - you won't last long Remote controlled - under the heel of submission All freedom burns on eternal fire There's no more independence day Forever gone never have another No other independence day No remorse - for human kind No recourse - to keep your mind It's too late - there's no escape Is this the end of the line All freedom burns on eternal fire There's no more independence day Forever gone never have another No other independence day All freedom burns on eternal fire There's no more independence day Forever gone never have another No other independence day No use for humanity We'll never ever be free again No tomorrows Zero - the number of the year Zero - the number of the year

TWO FACED WOMAN

Miles from home So many things go 'round So far - the fight in me so strong Years of pain I've suffered all the same Today - I know I will be near You talk about romance You blew your only chance 'cause you're a two faced woman But I'm a three faced man 'cause you're a two faced woman I got a hangman's hand Dirty tricks I found out just in time Enough - don't dare to cross the line You - you fooled around I found a way out The tables turned - your bridges burned You talk about romance You blew your only chance 'cause you're a two faced woman But I'm a three faced man 'cause you're a two faced woman I got a hangman's hand 'cause you're a two faced woman But I'm a three faced man 'cause you're a two faced woman You'll live in nightmare land Payback time - spin the dime The balance overdue Payback time - take a hike You broke the golden rule 'cause you're a two faced woman But I'm a three faced man 'cause you're a two faced woman I got a hangman's hand 'cause you're a two faced woman But I'm a three faced man 'cause you're a two faced woman You'll live in nightmare land

DESPERATE BALLS

You always tried to be so nice But always got it wrong Day by day you played your games with me But there's no way you'll win But the time has come I'll start another light And now I'm gonna stand Stand on my own - I've always been a man Kick your desperate balls It's my command the mighty fall Kick your desperate balls Received the blow forever tall You got desperate balls Double talk and desperate lies You failed to see and recognize So sorry for your puny minds No salvation for your kind You tried to take me on For you I'm way too strong I showed you how to stand Stand on my own - I'll always be a man Kick your desperate balls So watch your back or I might call Kick your desperate balls From left or right or from below You got desperate balls You call those balls? Feel the weight of mine! You tried to take me on For you I'm way too strong I showed you how to stand Stand on my own - I'll always be a man Kick your desperate balls It's my command the mighty fall Kick your desperate balls Received the blow forever tall Kick your desperate balls So watch your back or I might call Kick your desperate balls From left or right or from below You got desperate balls Feel the weight of mine!

THE PUNISHER

One day you're ostracised And then you're mesmerised The goal is freedom for us all We are all believers We think we own the world It sends us crashing down And in an instant he arrives We are strong believers He's the retriever He holds the book in his hand To bring us back where we belong He is the punisher - he can tell if you lie He is the punisher - one mistake and you die He is the punisher - there is only one right He is the punisher - he takes an eye for an eye He's made in one design The price is piece of mind Instead of hatred there is pride We are strong believers He senses everytime The past and future crimes He's east and west he's so divine He holds the book in his hand To bring us back where we belong He is the punisher - he can tell if you lie He is the punisher - one mistake and you die He is the punisher - you can't elect him out He is the punisher - he is the one we crowned He's omnipresant in our world and rules the game The punisher just treats the same He holds the book in his hand To bring us back where we belong He is the punisher - he can tell if you lie He is the punisher - one mistake and you die He is the punisher - there is only one right He is the punisher - he takes an eye for an eye He is the punisher - you can't elect him out He is the punisher - he is the one we crowned Punisher - he is the punisher Punisher - he is the punisher

DEVIL'S DICE

Jesus Christ was born like me in a stable His mom and dad did all that they were able How did they know which way he'd turn Didn't want to get their fingers burned To take which path from right or wrong He picked right and I picked wrong I see myself swinging in the gentle breeze Remembering girls and the way they teased Mama and papa saying this I tell We loved you boy but you're going to hell Roll the devil's dice - no second chance Roll the devil's dice - I did the dead-man's dance I did the dead-man's dance Ever since nine I was juvenile Stealing from pa - did petty crime Officer said for me no hope The only good thing for you's a rope Left me danging high and dry They picked my bones and the crows took flight I see myself swinging in the gentle breeze Remembering girls and the way they teased Mama and papa saying this I tell We loved you boy but you're going to hell Roll the devil's dice - my turn to cast Roll the devil's dice - and I got the six Roll the devil's dice - all three of them Roll the devil's dice - roll the devil's dice So here I am on judgement day with angels The Lord Jesus is reckoning the tables He said I know you, didn't take you long Been bad down there, didn't string along You know which way the righteous choose Gonna swing you high from the reaper's noose Roll the devil's dice - no second chance Roll the devil's dice - I did the dead-man's dance Roll the devil's dice - my turn to cast Roll the devil's dice - roll the devil's dice I did the dead-man's dance

BAD LUCK

I have to tell a story - about a man Never in the mood - to change his life Nobody wants to help him - as he spirals down But one day the wrong decision - hit him overnight No more cocktail parties - champagne's run dry No company take-overs - stock markets high No more hand-jobs in the boardroom - sex is history And no saunas, no jacuzzis - the penalties you'll reap At last he realized - he did it wrong Messed big time everywhere - double-dealing lies He's going down on his bad luck - his just deserts He's going down on his bad luck - what he deserved His old man told him always - listen son It's a two-way street to fortune - you gotta hit and run Don't forget the mirror - look who's behind And don't you come up crying - when it's faster coming down At last he realized - he did it wrong Messed big time everywhere - double-dealing lies He's going down on his bad luck - his just deserts He's going down on his bad luck - what he deserved He's going down on his bad luck - it's his time He's going down on his bad luck - can't rewind Do you get the story - you know this man Have you learned a lesson - do you understand When all you got is crystal - you shouldn't cast a stone So be careful when you go up - 'cause you'll meet them coming down He's going down on his bad luck - his just deserts He's going down on his bad luck - what he deserved He's going down on his bad luck - it's his time He's going down on his bad luck - can't rewind

PREACHERS OF THE NIGHT

See the gates of hell and they're still bleeding Creatures of the night are creeping out - so proud I'll be there once more to feed them More and more they're sneaking in my mind - so strong All in all nothing's left behind Cannot hold it back this dark desire Don't turn your head or you'll be dead The good have gone to ground - you know why Preachers of the night - they're calling Preachers of the night - there will be no tomorrow Preachers of the night - I'm falling Preachers of the night - they want me back Touch the gates of hell while they're still bleeding Tearing at my soul and watch it weep - so raw You better back off My mind is not my own take heed then All evil's been unleashed within us all - so war! You better back off All in all nothing's left behind Cannot hold it back this dark desire Don't turn your head or you'll be dead The good have gone to ground - you know why Preachers of the night - they're calling Preachers of the night - there will be no tomorrow Preachers of the night - I'm falling Preachers of the night - they want me back Deal me out - I've had enough Trading in the kingdom of te beast Step by step - not far behind me Flesh and blood will never rest in peace All in all nothing's left behind Cannot hold it back this dark desire Don't turn your head or you'll be dead The good have gone to ground - you know why Preachers of the night - they're calling Preachers of the night - there will be no tomorrow Preachers of the night - I'm falling Preachers of the night - they want me back Preachers of the night - they're calling Preachers of the night - there will be no tomorrow Preachers of the night - I'm falling Preachers of the night - they want me back

HATE STINGER

For all of time we had a man Who had a frozen heart He's standig on a hill And sees the morning come Fear and rage - destruction He made a world of pain Hate and sin - confession He craved a senseless crime 'cause he's a sane killer - he takes you by surprise He's a sane killer - stares into your eyes He's a hate stinger - nothing left to chance He's a sane killer - and he's the last to dance Just in time he finds the way To do without the lies It's time to bruise and maim Stripped of all disguise Fear and rage - destruction No warning or a sign Hate and sin - confession He's deadly from behind 'cause he's a sane killer - he takes you by surprise He's a sane killer - stares into your eyes He's a hate stinger - nothing left to chance He's a sane killer - and he's the last to dance The devil rings - we pay the rent The cruellest cut of all We built the road he travelled on The lessons come to call So look for signs behind the eyes Destructor of us all Stands alone deathly still The stealer has arrived Fear and rage - destruction He made a world of pain Hate and sin - confession He craved a senseless crime 'cause he's a sane killer - he takes you by surprise He's a sane killer - stares into your eyes He's a hate stinger - nothing left to chance He's a sane killer - and he's the last to dance 'cause he's a sane killer - he takes you by surprise He's a sane killer - stares into your eyes He's a hate stinger - nothing left to chance He's a sane killer - and he's the last to dance

BRAINDEAD HERO

For a long time he's been lucky man No difference if it's good or bad The trigger's his - the orders others No way to stop the final blow The message: here ya go The countdown's on a roll War against the world All systems deadly armed Machine, man, all in one They're all oblivious to the crime Braindead hero Braindead hero - out of the sun he comes Braindead hero Braindead hero - feel the blazing guns Now we got to blow his circuitry Drain the poison from his veins Degenerate - corrupt his memories Fire at will - just do or die The message: here ya go The countdown's on a roll War against the world All systems deadly armed Machine, man, all in one They're all oblivious to the crime Braindead hero Braindead hero -like a hammer from the sky Braindead hero Braindead hero - supersonic cry You better stay just where you are Consequences in the fire Braindead hero Braindead hero - out of the sun he comes Braindead hero Braindead hero - feel the blazing guns Braindead hero Braindead hero -like a hammer from the sky Braindead hero Braindead hero

PRAY FOR THE HUNTED

No light inside as empty room Under pressure I can't win The screams - the pain - it's all inside All this talking all the time When there is something left Talk to me face to face Expected so much more I'm sick and tired of it all Why don't you pray for the hunted I scream for help to free my heart You better pray for the hunter I wonder why you take me apart The light has diedd and who's to blame You're the one who messed around You shook - you took - you played your games The time has come you're going down When there is something left Talk to me face to face Expected so much more I'm sick and tired of it all Why don't you pray for the hunted I scream for help to free my heart You better pray for the hunter I wonder why you take me apart You take me apart Why don't you pray for the hunted You better pray for the hunter Why don't you pray for the hunted You better pray for the hunter Why don't you pray for the hunted I scream for help to free my heart You better pray for the hunter I wonder why you take me apart Why don't you pray for the hunted You score no more you've lost this game You better pray for the hunter Why do you always have to take me apart

THE HEALER

Can you feel the morning light Wanna make the sunrise mine Been wandering from dusk to dawn So many sleepless nights Can't seem to get it right So many memories in my mind How many years have gone Where was I coming from I need someone to take me home Has love just passed me by No tears no reasons why For harmony I'd sell my soul For - my aim is right and strong The sign I've waited for There's no more knives into my heart Now - I know right from wrong My rescue's just begun I've turned and faced the midnight sun In the book of the healer In the time of the healer Why is the world so blind I asked it many times The answer's here for all to see Now the past is laid to rest Resurrection - born again I thank the healer for it all For - my aim is right and strong The sign I've waited for There's no more knives into my heart Now - I know right from wrong My rescue's just begun I've turned and faced the midnight sun In the book of the healer In the time of the healer It's on you - take your chance Try it once and you'll break free Power's out - just reach beyond The healer's there for you and me In the book of the healer In the time of the healer __ All music and words by Udo Dirkschneider and Stefan Kaufmann

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