PENNYWISE LYRICS - Straight Ahead (1999)



PENNYWISE LYRICS
Straight Ahead (1999)

1. Greed
2. My Own Country
3. Can't Believe It
4. Victim Of Reality
5. Might Be A Dream
6. Still Can Be Great
7. Straight Ahead
8. My Own Way
9. One Voice
10. Alien
11. Watch Me As I Fall
12. Just For You
13. Can't Take Anymore
14. American Dream
15. Need More
16. Never Know
17. Badge Of Pride


1. Greed

Everything you see you always think you need
You are so crazy motivated by greed
You never take responsibility, you only waste your time when you fuck with me
All you do is take, you see my hatred grows
Can't take much more, I'm about to explode
You'll see a side of me I've never shown
You'll feel pain like you've never known
Oh ohohoh
Got enough but you want it all
Oh ohohoh
In it for greed, now you're gonna fall
Ohohohoh
Here we come, gonna ruin your day
Ohohohoh
Time has come, it's your turn to pay

The mighty dollar is your only care
You're movin' up but you're going nowhere
You say you only want to get your share but you still want more,
no, you won't play fair, you'll never ever quit, you won't be denied
You sit and watch your money multiply
To get what you want you'll cheat and lie
But I know you won't be satisfied

Oh ohohoh
Got enough but you want it all
Oh ohohoh
In it for greed, now you're gonna fall
Ohohohoh
Here we come, gonna ruin your day
Ohohohoh
Time has come, it's your turn to pay

(Today)
Corporate greed
(Today)
Government greed
(Today is a good day for suffering)
Religious greed
(Today) [x2]
Natural greed
(Today is a good day for suffering)
Individual greed
(Today) [x2]
Big business greed
(Today is a good day for suffering)
American greed
(Today) [x2]
American greed, you're all greed
(Today is a good day for suffering)
It's all greed [x6]


2. My Own Country

Let's go
Fools run the government, sick foreign policy,
their words sound valiant but their hands are green
Unending quest for power, taxes that make us slaves,
don't believe a word of it, ignore the fucked up things
they say cause I'm gonna make it on my own
Dictator on a throne, make my own philosophy
US of me
(US of me)
Citizen who's really pissed
United anarchists, give me death or liberty
I am my own country
United states confederate of me, old whigs in parliament
Play bedroom politics
Salacious stories make them look obscene
Spin on your nemesis
Fill up the news today
Don't believe a word of it, ignore the fucked up things
they say cause I'm gonna make it on my own
Dictator on a throne, make my own philosophy
US of me
(US of me)
Citizen who's really pissed
United anarchists, give me death or liberty
I am my own country
United states confederate of me

It's all me
No secret police
It's all me

Fools run the government, sick foreign policy,
their words sound valiant but their hands are green
Unending quest for power, taxes that make us slaves,
don't believe a word of it, ignore the fucked up things
they say cause I'm gonna make it on my own
Dictator on a throne, make my own philosophy
US of me
(US of me)
Citizen who's really pissed
United anarchists, give me death or liberty
I am my own country
United states confederate of me

It's all me
No secret police
It's all me


3. Can't Believe It

I said wait
Can't believe it
I said wait
(Wait)
Can't believe it
Another victim, another life, another wasted casualty
The youth are shooting, robbing and looting, violence plagues society

In LA you see it everyday on your TV, on your front page, you can try
But you can't wish it away
Away, said wait
Can't believe it
I said wait
(Wait)
Can't believe it

Drunk and loaded in the street, hatred flowing in their veins
No respect for human lifes, a world that slowly goes insane

It's in LA you see it everyday on your TV, on your front page, you can try
But you can't wish it away
Away, said wait
Can't believe it
I said wait
(Wait)
Can't believe it

On your front page, on your TV, the endless urban tragedy,
in your dark thoughts,
your wildest dreams can you imagine a worse society
and when I think I can pretend I turn on my TV again
and all the fucked up things I see, I can't believe how this could be, wait
Can't believe it
I said wait
(Wait)
Can't believe it


4. Victim Of Reality

Let's take a ride
Take a ride and you will see
Another dose of reality, it's your life that becomes a victim of me,
think I'm sick and you will see because

One good shot and you'll end up dead,
it's violence on the streets and it will never end,
the world is not built for me and you're my next victim
Victim of reality

Voices
Screaming in my head, telling me the path that I tread, it's not sane
But it's where we're fed, you're gonna end up dead,
't's not something new to me
A body in the street, free publicity
For me and you, a world we've known, a world that is so cold because

One good shot and you'll end up dead, it's violenceon the streets
and it will never end,
the world is not built for me and you're my next victim
Victim of reality

Voices
Screaming in my head, telling me the path that I tread it's not sane
But it's where we're fed, you're gonna end up dead
You're gonna end up dead [x4]

Victim of reality

Voices
Screaming in my head, telling me the path that I tread it's not sane
But it's where we're fed, you're gonna end up, voices
Screaming in my head, telling me the path that I tread it's not sane
But it's where we're fed, you're gonna end up dead


5. Might Be A Dream

The look in your eyes
Tells me you can't disguise
Why won't you try and face the truth
You're stuck
Nowhere
I can see that you don't care
Doesn't seem like it means much to you
And I'm sick of listening to you whining, might be a dream
Instead it means nothing
It could be everything you wanted it to be, might be a dream
Instead it means nothing
It could be everything you wanted it to be, might be a dream

And I see you everyday
Wasting your time away
Afraid to try, afraid to lose
Don't know why you can't see
You could have everything
Or nothing at all, it's up to you

You've always got to keep on trying, might be a dream
Instead it means nothing
It could be everything you wanted it to be, might be a dream
Instead it means nothing
It could be everything you wanted it to be, might be a dream

You know you're life could be
All you want it be
Keep getting closer day by day
Images in your head
And they won't go away
If you don't try you'll only fail, it might be a dream
Instead it means nothing
It could be everything you wanted it to be, might be a dream
Instead it means nothing
It could be everything you wanted it to be, might be a dream
It might be a dream [x3]


6. Still Can Be Great

And every time you try to change something always goes wrong
And by the time you figured it out everything you wanted was gone
Do you know there is a way to be everything you always want to be?
Can I say if you start today, begin to make your own reality
Don't say it's not worth it, I know you can change
(Ohoh)
It may never be perfect, there's no one to blame
(Ohoh)
When you feel 'self going down
(Going down)
Pick yourself up off the ground
It may never be perfect, it still can be great

So you think you've lost your chance, the world just keeps passing you by
But you can find what you're looking for only if you're willing to try
Do you know there is a way to be everything you always want to be?
Can I say if you start today, begin to make your own reality

Don't say it's not worth it, I know you can change
(Ohoh)
It may never be perfect, there's no one to blame
(Ohoh)
When you feel 'self going down
(Going down)
Pick yourself up off the ground
It may never be perfect, it still can be great

Every time you try to change something always goes wrong
And by the time you figured it out everything you wanted was gone
Do you know there is a way to be everything you always want to be?
Can I say if you start today, begin to make your own reality

Don't say it's not worth it, I know you can change
(Ohoh)
It may never be perfect, there's no one to blame
(Ohoh)
When you feel 'self going down
(Going down)
Pick yourself up off the ground
It may never be perfect, it still can be great
Still can be great


7. Straight Ahead

Hey, hey, hey
All the things you want, all the things you need,
you got the power to choose, you got the right to be
All the things you loathe,
all the things you hate is what you will become unless you will go straight
All the things denied, the shit you can't believe
You don't blame yourself, you blame society
All the things in life that you've been waiting for wait outside your door

All your problems won't go away
(Ohoh)
I guess this is the price you pay
(Ohoh)
Your decisions you will soon regret
Throw away your life, go straight ahead
It's your fucking life
Go straight ahead
It's your fucking life

I see you everyday wasting your time away,
you got no respect, got nothing good to say
All the things you loathe,
all the things you hate is what you will become unless you will go straight
Everything you want, all that you wanna be
You don't even try, you want it all for free
All the things in life that you've been waiting for wait outside your door

All your problems won't go away
(Ohoh)
I guess this is the price you pay
(Ohoh)
Your decisions you will soon regret
Throw away your life, go straight ahead
It's your fucking life
Go straight ahead
It's your fucking life
Go straight ahead

All things you want, all the things you need,
you got the power to choose, you got the right to be
All the things you loathe, all the things you hate,
what you will become unless you will go straight
All the things denied, the shit you can't believe
You don't blame yourself, you blame society
All the things in life that you've been waiting for wait outside your door

All your problems won't go away
(Ohoh)
I guess this is the price you pay
(Ohoh)
Your decisions you will soon regret
Throw away your life, go straight ahead
It's your fucking life
Go straight ahead
It's your fucking life


8. My Own Way

I got my way of life
Then I won't back down or apologize for things I cannot change
Guess I gotta do things my own way and I don't give a damn
If you got a problem with who I am cause I don't give a fuck
You wanna change me, you're outta luck and I don't know if I
I could never ever change and I don't think that I
I would want to anyway and I don't care if I
Never live to see the day, we can't compromise
I'm doing things my own way
It's so hard to believe
That we can see the world so differently and we don't realize
Cause we can't see the world through each other's eyes, we'll never understand
And I don't think that anybody can, I won't change anyway
Cause I'm just stubborn, stuck in our ways and I don't know if I
And I could never ever change and I don't think that I
And I would want to anyway and I don't care if I
Never live to see the day, we can't compromise
I'm doing things my own way

I don't care, I don't know [x2]

And I don't care if you never see the world like I do [x4]


9. One Voice

A million faces are blurred in today
A million lifes that are so far away,
I'm all alone and I want you to know,
I want to scream but there's nowhere to go
A million voices are making the cry
A million lifes that are waiting to die,
a million families are wasting away,
split by decision, it must go away
Someone soon
(Ohoh)
Is gonna die, wasting away in a world full of lies, song unseen
(Ohoh) [x2]
Another day, somehow tomorrow, somehow today,
if you don't listen you'll never learn,
watch yourself or you might get burned
(Ahah)
(Ohoh) [x2]
Isn't it time to tell yourself I've got to get out,
I've got to go, we've got to be one voice
(Ohoh)
(Ahah) [x2]

How many lifes will be taken today?
How many times will we just look away,
how many voices cry to be heard, screaming alone but no one hears a word
How many faces alone in the crowd
Waiting for answers, facing the clouds,
how much longer do we have to wait,
time's running out and there's no time to waste

Someone soon
(Ohoh)
Is gonna die, wasting away in a world full of lies, song unseen
(Ohoh) [x2]
Another day, somehow tomorrow, somehow today,
if you don't listen you'll never learn,
watch yourself or you might get burned
(Ahah)
(Ohoh) [x2]
Isn't it time to tell yourself I've got to get out,
I've got to go, we've got to be one voice
(Ohoh)
(Ahah) [x2]

[x2] We've got to be one voice, don't back down,
we don't have no choice, we've got to be one voice today
(We've got to be one voice today) [x2]


10. Alien

Everyday convince myself of everything I can and can't believe
Abused, confused
Everyday you feel every crime, just stare out in the space and wonder why
(Why)
Afraid, deranged

Hold on to your promise, you can use it for a crutch
Stand by while all your dreams get trampled in the dust
Leave now before your slick machines begin to rust
Last chance, farewell among us

Everyday you get a little bit older and everything gets hard, you wonder why
(Why)
Afraid, deranged

Everyday you feel every crime, an endless shocking show on the parade
Abused, confused

Hold on to your promise, you can use it for a crutch
Stand by while all your dreams get trampled in the dust
Leave now before your slick machines begin to rust
Last chance, farewell among us

Everyday convince myself of everything I can and can't believe
Afraid, deranged

Hold on to your promise, you can use it for a crutch
Stand by while all your dreams get trampled in the dust
Leave now before your slick machines begin to rust
Last chance, farewell among us

Among us

We're the aliens [x4]


11. Watch Me As I Fall

I am a puppet on a string
I am the worst thing, worst thing you've ever seen, I am impossible to believe
I'm pulled by gravity, shocked by my depravity and I am irrational
I'm illogical
Hypocritical, a bleeding heart liberal
I'm an alien
Dressed like Gideon
And I'm a malcontent, a thorough modern idiot, watch me as I fall
I am humble, I am vain
What motivates me, something I can't explain, I am outrageous and insane
I'm fueled by gasoline, alcohol and nicotine and I am irrational
I'm illogical
Walking chemical, a bleeding heart liberal
I'm an alien
Dressed like Gideon
And I'm a malcontent, a thorough modern idiot, watch me as I fall
Watch me as I fall [x4]

And I'm an honest hypocrite, imploding modern idiot
I am a slave to my abuse, convicted, caught with no excuse,
I'm pathetic, apathetic, disillusioned, disconnected,
I am lost, I am free, I'm impossible to believe
I'm irrational, I'm illogical, hypocritical, statistically impossible
I'm an alien
Dressed like Gideon
And I'm a malcontent, a thorough modern idiot, watch me as I fall
Watch me as I fall [x2]
Watch me as I fall, watch me as I fall


12. Just For You

Confusion just set in, it always does,
where does life begin, you never know,
you won't know until it hits you
You never act the same
You always play the game
You play to kill, you won't see it coming

You wanna see a change for tomorrow
Don't you wanna see a change just for you?
Just for you [x2]

Depression closes in, you can't escape, no one understands,
they can't relate, you won't know until it hits you

It never goes away
Feel it everyday
Your only hope, it could change tomorrow

You wanna see a change for tomorrow
Don't you wanna see a change just for you?
You wanna see a change before you throw it all away
Something has gotta break just for you
Just for you [x3]

Break through tradition, break through to life,
hold onto anything you can find

You wanna see a change for tomorrow
Don't you wanna see a change just for you?
You wanna see a change before you throw it all away
Something has gotta break just for you
Just for you [x3]


13. Can't Take Anymore

Thought you could face the world, now you lost your nerve
All the things you held so close till the tables turned
And when I tried to warn you still you took the risk
How did you know we'd drift apart, how did you know it would come to this?
Now everything is over and it never will return
You're just a part of my life, a memory I wanna burn

And I could feel it ending
You won't face the truth
I can't live with all your lies, I can't take more of your abuse,
no, I can't take, take anymore
Don't apologize to even the score
Hypocrisy and unity, they're not just words to me, no,
I can't take, take anymore

Wanna send you a letter just to put your mind at ease
I could write it up in the sky, I still don't think that you could see

You won't admit that it's over
You won't face the truth
I can't live with all your lies, I can't take more of your abuse,
no, I can't take, take anymore
Don't apologize to even the score
Hypocrisy and unity, they're not just words to me,
no, I can't take, take anymore

All the things you try to hide won't wash away
All the life you took from me you can't disguise, will never fade
So don't look for the answers or somewhere to place the blame
There's nothing that can save you now, can't get back what you threw away

And I could feel it ending
You won't face the truth
I can't live with all your lies, I can't take more of your abuse,
no, I can't take, take anymore
Don't apologize to even the score
Hypocrisy and unity, they're not just words to me,
no, I can't take, take anymore


14. American Dream

Things you can't deny, you best believe it, everything you wanted is gone
Struck down although you don't like it, nothing of value to be found
Violence breeds violence, you know we'll never stop it,
for progress we will protect the game
We struck the fuse, you can't refuse it, the memory is all that will remain
The political scene coming apart at the seams,
it's the end of the American dream
The temperature is ready to burst,
the future is not what it seems for the American dream

Time has come, you know we can't stop it, know that the end is drawing near
Knocked down the sound of it collapsing, so loud no one can hear
Mindless old tyrants, do you hear the sirens song that will herald your demise
Excessive sessions on your transgressions,
we're all left sifting through the lies

The political scene coming apart at the seams,
it's the end of the American dream
The temperature is ready to burst,
the future is not what it seems for the American dream
The American dream

Things you can't deny, you best believe it, everything you wanted is gone
Struck down although you don't like it, nothing of value can be found

The political scene coming apart at the seams,
it's the end of the American dream
The temperature is ready to burst,
the future is not what it seems for the American dream
The American dream, the American dream,
the American dream, the American dream

Ask not
What you can do for your country
Ask what your country can do for you


15. Need More

Everything you say to me is a lie
You've lost control, all you say
Is just a mask for what you feel
Down deep inside and I don't care about getting your respect
Not in your eyes, it's just an illusion, a faded dream of what we had
And so much more so if you wanted to ask
(If you wanna ask)
Then I think you should know
(Think that you should know)
And I've given up on the past
Now I know that I need more this time [x2]
Everyday I try to make you understand
You look away, now I know
That you are never gonna change, you've lost control,
I wanna know how you lost your self respect?
You are so blind, it's not an illusion
and I can't understand why you don't want more so if you wanted to ask
(If you wanna ask)
Then I think you should know
(Think that you should know)
And I've given up on the past
Now I know that I need more this time [x3]

This time, this time, I need more this time [x2]


16. Never Know

With so much bullshit what can you believe
A million lifes all divided by greed
No way to stop it, no way to erase what we all cannot face
Sometimes the thunder, it slowly creeps in
Makes us all wonder, where did it begin?
No way to stop it, only it will grow to what we will never know
I just can't believe
No way to stop it if no one can see, we've gotta take control
or we will never know
Say what you wanna say
There's no tomorrow if we don't start today, we've gotta take control
or we will never know, never know

It's on your TV, all over the news
What does it matter, it's not happening to you
No, you can't stop it, can't wish it away, it happens more everyday
When will we stand up, when will be heard?
They go on screaming, no one hears a word
No way to stop it, only it will grow to what we will never know

I just can't believe
No way to stop it if no one can see, we've gotta take control
or we will never know
Say what you wanna say
There's no tomorrow if we don't start today, we've gotta take control
or we will never know, never know
We'll never know

I just can't believe
No way to stop it if no one can see, we've gotta take control
or we will never know, never know
Never know, we'll never know, never know, we'll never know


17. Badge Of Pride

All the bullshit that I see, so much I can't believe,
grown man just tryin' to be true to myself impossibly
I may not ever get rich, might wind up diggin' a ditch,
won't cry and I won't bitch, I won't back down, I'll never quit
It is my badge of pride, hardcore till the day I die,
just tryin' to survive, I won't back down or apologize
Say what you wanna say, not listening anyway,
I'll believe what I wanna believe, true to myself that's how it's gotta be

All the methods that I use, all the things I use and abuse,
it all leaves me confused, I've been torn up, beat down and bruised
But somehow I was saved, now I'm standing here today,
now I do things my own way cause I'm never going back again

It is my badge of pride, hardcore till the day I die,
just tryin' to survive, I won't back down or apologize
Say what you wanna say, not listening anyway,
I'll believe what I wanna believe, true to myself that's how it's gotta be
That's how it's gotta be, yeah [x2]

All the bullshit that I see, so much I can't believe,
grown man just tryin' to be true to myself impossibly
I may not ever get rich, might wind up diggin' a ditch,
won't cry and I won't bitch, I won't back down, I'll never quit

It is my badge of pride, hardcore till the day I die,
just tryin' to survive, I won't back down or apologize
Say what you wanna say, not listening anyway,
I'll believe what I wanna believe, true to myself that's how it's gotta be
That's how it's gotta be, yeah, how it's gotta be [x2]