Faith No More - The Real Thing

Faith No More

The Real Thing

1989

1: From out of nowhere (3:20)
2: Epic (4:51)
3: Falling to pieces (5:12)
4: Surprise! You're dead! (2:25)
5: Zombie eaters (5:58)
6: The real thing (8:11)
7: Underwater love (3:49)
8: The morning after (3:41)
9: Woodpecker from Mars (5:38)
10: War pigs (7:43)
11: Edge of the world (4:10)

 

1: FROM OUT OF NOWHERE (3:20)

Tossed into my mind, stirring the calm You splash me with beauty and pull me down You come from out of nowhere My glance turns to a stare Obsession rules me-I'm yours from the start I know you see me-Our eyes interlock You come from out of nowhere My glance turns to a stare One minute here and one minute there Don't know if I'll laugh or cry One minute here and one minute there And then you wave good-bye... Sifting to the bottom, every day for two All energy funnels, all becomes you You come from out of nowhere My glance turns to a stare One minute here and one minute there Don't know if I'll laugh or cry One minute here and one minute there And it hurts inside One minute here and one minute there And then you wave good-bye...

2: EPIC (4:51)

Can you feel it, see it, hear it today? If you can't, then it doesn't matter anyway You will never understand it cuz it happens too fast And it feels so good, it's like walking on glass It's so cool, it's so hip, it's alright It's so groovy, it's outta sight You can touch it, smell it, taste it so sweet But it makes no difference cuz it knocks you off your feet You want it all but you can't have it It's cryin', bleedin', lying on the floor So you lay down on it and you do it some more You've got to share it, so you dare it Then you bare it and you tear it You want it all but you can't have it It's in your face but you can't grab it It's alive, afraid, a lie, a sin It's magic, it's tragic, it's a loss, it's a win It's dark, it's moist, it's a bitter pain It's sad it happened and it's a shame You want it all but you can't have it It's in your face but you can't grab it What is it? It's it What is it?...

3: FALLING TO PIECES (5:12)

Back and forth, I sway with the wind Resolution slips away again Right through my fingers, back into my heart Where it's out of reach and it's in the dark Sometimes I think I'm blind Or I may be just paralyzed Because the plot thickens every day And the pieces of my puzzle keep crumblin' away But I know, there's a picture beneath Indecision clouds my vision No one listens... Because I'm somewhere in between My love and my agony You see, I'm somewhere in between My life is falling to pieces Somebody put me together Layin' face down on the ground My fingers in my ears to block the sound My eyes shut tight to avoid the sight Anticipating the end, losing the will to fight Droplets of "yes" and "no" In an ocean of "maybe" From the bottom, it looks like a steep incline From the top, another downhill slope of mine But I know, the equilibrium's there Indecision clouds my vision No one listens Because I'm somewhere in between My love and my agony You see, I'm somewhere in between My life is falling to pieces Somebody put me together

4: SURPRISE! YOU'RE DEAD! (2:25)

Surprise! you're dead! Ha ha! open your eyes See the world as it used to be when you used to be in it When you were alive and when you were in love And when I took it from you! It's not over yet You don't remember? I won't let you forget The hatred I bestowed Upon your neck with a fatal blow From my teeth and my tongue I've drank and swallowed, but it's just begun Now you are mine I'll keep killing you until the end of time Surprise! you're dead! Guess what? It never ends... The pain, the torment and torture, profanity Nausea, suffering, perversion, calamity You can't get away

5: ZOMBIE EATERS (5:58)

You're everything That's why I cling to you When I emerge My thoughts converge to you To you The world is so small Compared to you And everybody's wrong Compared to you To you I begin to see through your eyes All the former mysteries are no surprise So now, you listen Cuz I'm omniscient Hey look at me lady I'm just a little baby You're lucky to have me I'm cute and sweet as candy As charming as a fable I'm innocent and disabled So hug me and kiss me Then wipe my butt and piss me I hope you never leave Cuz who would hear me scream? Nobody understands Except the toys in my hands So now you listen Cuz I'm omniscient Hey look at me lady I'm just a little baby If I smile, then you smile Then I'll get mad for awhile I melt in your mouth And in your hands whenever I can But I really do nothing Except kickin' and fussin' I like to make a mess I laugh at your distress I sit all day in my crib Absorbing all you give I'm helpless I'm flawless I'm a machine Give me, I need my toys... Keep me hot Keep me strong Keep me everlong So now you listen Cuz I'm omniscient

6: THE REAL THING (8:11)

I know the feeling It is the real thing The essence of the truth The perfect moment That golden moment I know you feel it too I know the feeling It is the real thing You can't refuse the embrace... It's like the pattern below the skin You gotta reach out and pull it all in And you feel like you're too close So you swallow another dose The pinnacle of happiness Filling up your soul You don't think you can take any more You never wanna let go To touch the roots of experience The most basic ingredients To see the unseen glitter of life And feel the dirt, grief, anger and strife Cherish the certainly of now It kills you a bit at a time Cradle the inspiration It will leave you writhing on the floor... This is so unreal, what I feel This nourishment, life is bent Into a shape I can hold A twist of fate, all my own Just grit your teeth, make no sound Take a step away and look around Just clench your fist and close your eyes Look deep inside, hypnotize The whisper is but a shout That's what it is all about Yes, the ecstasy, you can pray You will never let it slip away Like the sacred song that someone sings through you Like the flesh so warm that the thorn sticks into Like the dream you know one day will come to life Try to hold on just a little longer, stronger It's the jewel of victory The chasm of misery And once you have bitten the core You will always know the flavor The split second of divinity You drink up the sky All of heaven is in your arms You know the reason why It's right there, all by itself And what you are, there is nothing else You're growing a life within a life The lips of wonder kiss you inside And when it's over the feeling remains It all comes down to this The smoke clears, I see what it is That made me feel this way... This is so unreal, what I feel Flood, sell your soul, feel the blood Pump through your veins, can't explain The element that's everything Just clench your fist and close your eyes Look deep inside, hypnotize Yes, the ecstasy, you can pray You will never let it slip away Like the echoes of your childhood laughter, ever after Like the first time love urged you to take it's guidance, in silence Like your heartbeat when you realize you're dying, but you're trying Like the way you cry for a happy ending, ending... I know

7: UNDERWATER LOVE (3:49)

Looking down into the water It's hard to make out your face If our love is drowning, then why Do I feel so out of place? Bubbling up to the surface Are you getting a breath of fresh air? Forever longing to make you mine But I can't escape your stare... Liquid seeps into your lungs But your eyes look so serene It's wonderful how the surface ripples But you're perfect, and I cannot breathe Forever longing to make you mine But I can't escape your stare... Hold me closer, keep me near My underwater love Hold me closer, keep me near I'll never get enough Touch me from below I'll never let you go But I can't escape

8: THE MORNING AFTER (3:41)

Awakened by the sun light Victimized by last night Memories flashin' through my head Was I just born or am I dead? Yesterday's forgotten, the morning after I can taste you, I can hear your laughter Fading in the distance Recollections drifting Bloodstains on my tattered clothes Each minute the fear grows If I could just lay down to rest I'm tired of searching for myself If I am dead, how can I feel such love? If I am dead, why am I dreaming? If I am dead, where do I go from here? If I am dead, why does this pain feel so good? Is this my blood dried upon my face? Or is it the love of someone else? It tastes so sweet, just like you used to So rescue me my love, splice us together I remember loving you so much But where are you and where's your fatal touch? When I closed my eyes, was it my siesta? Did I encounter a darkness stronger than sleep? I am thirsty for my sleep There are no answers anyway...

9: WOODPECKER FROM MARS (5:38)

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10: WAR PIGS (7:43)

Generals gathered in their masses Just like witches at black masses Evil minds that plot destruction Sorcerers of death's construction In the fields are bodies burning As the war machine keeps turning Death and hatred to mankind Poisoning their brainwashed minds Oh Lord yeah... Politicians hide themselves away They only started the war Why should they go out to fight They leave that all to the poor Time will tell on their power minds Making war just for fun Treating people just like pawns in chess Wait til the judgement day comes Now in darkness world stops turning As you hear the bodies burning No more warpigs have the power And as God has struck the hour Day of judgement, God is calling On their knees the warpigs crawling Begging mercy for their sins Satan laughing spreads his wings Oh Lord yeah...

11: EDGE OF THE WORLD (4:10)

Come here, my love I'll tell you a secret Come closer, now I want you to believe it I'll tell you all the things You want to hear Don't worry, baby There's nothing to fear Hey, little girl Would you like some candy? Look into my eyes I've seen it all Hand in hand Together we fall We'll sing and dance And we'll find romance And we'll stroll to the edge of the world Come sit right down Lay your head on my shoulder It's not the point That I'm forty years older You can trust me I'm no criminal But I'd kill my mother To be with you We'll sing and dance And we'll find romance And we'll stroll to the edge of the world Give me a smile Let me see those pearlies I'll do anything For the little girlies...