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BOC LYRICS

official lyrics from the E.T.L. album
CITIES ON FLAME
By Samuel Pearlman, Donald Roeser, Albert Bouchard

My heart is black
And my lips are cold
Cities on flame with
Rock and roll
Three thousand guitars
They seem to cry
My ears will melt
And then my eyes
CHORUS:
So let the girl, let that girl
Rock and roll
Cities on flame now with
Rock and roll
Gardens of nocturne
Forbidden delights
Reigns of steel
And it's alright
Cities on flame with
Rock and roll
Marshall will buoy
But fender control

(REPEAT CHORUS)


(DON'T FEAR) THE REAPER
By Donald Roeser

All our times have come
Here but now they're gone
Seasons don't fear the reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain
And we can be like they are
(Come on baby) 
Don't fear the reaper
(Baby take my hand) 
Don't fear the reaper
(We'll be able to fly) 
Don't fear the reaper
(Baby, I'm your man) 
Valentine is done
Here but now they're gone
Romeo and Juliet
Are together in eternity
Romeo and Juliet
(40,000 men and woman every day)
Like Romeo and Juliet
(40,000 men and woman every day)
Redifine happiness
(Another 40,000 comin' every day)
And we can be like they are
(Come on baby)
Don't fear the reaper
(Baby take my hand)
Don't fear the reaper
(We'll be able to fly)
Don't fear the reaper
(Baby, I'm your man)
Love of two is one
Here but now they're gone
Came the last night of sadness
And it was clear
She couldn't go on then
The door was open
And the wind appeared
The candles blew
And then disappeared
The curtains flew
And he appeared
(Saying don't be afraid)
Come on baby
(And she had no fear)
And she ran to him
(Then they startet to fly)
They looked backward
And said goodbye
She had become like they are
(She had taken his hand)
She had become like they are
(Come on baby)
Don't fear the reaper


E.T.I. (EXTRA TERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE)
By Donald Roeser, Samuel Pearlman
I hear music daylight disc
3 men in black said
"Don't report this"
"Ascension" And that's all they said
Sickness now the hours dread
All praise, he's found
The awful truth Balthazar,
He's found the saucer news
I'm in fairy rings and tower beds
"Don't report this"
3 men said
Books by blameless and the dead
King in yellow,
Queen in red
All praise, he's found the awful truth 
Balthazar, he's found the saucer news
Dead leaves always
Give up motion
I no longer feel emotions
When prophecy fails
The falling motion
"Don't report this,
Agents of fortune."
All praise, he's found
The awful truth, Balthazar,
He's found the saucer news.


GODZILLA
By Donald Roeser
With a purposeful grimace
And a terrible sound
He pulls the spitting
High tension wires down
Helpless people on a subway train
Scream bug-eyed as
He looks in on them
He picks up a bus
And he throws it back down
As he wades through the buildings
Towards the center of town
Oh. no, they say he's got
To go, go ,go, Godzilla
Oh, no, there goes Tokyo
Go, go Godzilla
History shows
Again and again
How nature points up
The folly of men


BLACK BLADE
By Eric Bloom, Michael Moorcock, John Trivers

I have this feeling that my luck 
Is none too good
There are ruins in my past
There are ruins in my destiny
And this sword here at my side
Don't act the way it should
Keeps calling me its master,
But I feel like its slave
Hauling me faster and faster
To an early, early grave
And it howls-Oh, it howls
Like Hell...

Well,
I'm told it's my duty to
Fight against the Law
That there's freedom in
My blade
And that wizardry's my trade.
And that I was born to wade
Through gore...
I just want to be a lover
Not a red-eyed screaming ghoul
I wish It'd picked another
To be its killing tool
And its cosmic song-it
Goes on too long.

Black blade!
Black blade!
Forged a million billion years ago
Black blade!
Black blade!
Killing so its power
Can grow and grow
Black blade!
Black blade!
Brings Chaos to the 
World we know
And it's using me to
Kill my friends
Getting stronger so the
World will end
Forcing my mind to bend
And bend and bend

It's the evilest weapon
That ever was made
Black blade!
Black blade!
Singing for eternity
Black blade! 
Black blade!
Carving out my destiny
Bringing in the Lords of Chaos
Bringing up the Beasts of Hades
Sucking out the souls oh heroes
Laying waste to Knights
And Ladies

There is Death from the
Beginning to the End of Time
Death in the flames
The Earth, the Sky, the Sea
And I am the Cosmic Champion
And I hold the Mystic Sign
And the whole world's dying
And the burden's mine
And the black sword keeps on
Killing 'til the end of time
Doesn't care if I am willing
And it's howling, howling, howling
-Howling like Hell...

Black blade, etc.

BURNIN' FOR YOU
By Donald Roeser, Richard Meltzer

Home in the valley, home in the city
Home isn't pretty.
Ain't no home for me
Home in the darkness, home on the highway
Home isn't my way, home I'll never be

Burn out the day. burn out the night
I can't see no reason to put up a fight
I'm living for givin' the devil his due
And I'm burnin', I'm burnin', I'm burnin' for you (Repeat)

Time is the essence, time is the season
Time ain't no reason, got no time to slow
Time everlasting, time to play B sides
Time ain't on my side, time I'll never know

Burn out the day, burn out the night
I'm not the one to tell you what's wrong and what's right
I've seen suns that were freezing and lives that were through
And I'm burnin', I'm burnin', I'm burnin' for you (Repeat)


JOAN CRAWFORD
By Albert Bouchard, David Roter, Jack Rigg

Junkies down in Brooklyn are going crazy
They laughing just like hungry dogs in the street
Policemen are hiding behind the skirts of little girls
Their eyes have turned the color of frozen meat

CHORUS:
No,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no
Joan Crawford has risen from the grave (Repeat)

Catholic school girls have thrown away their mascara
They chain themselves to the axles of big Mac trucks
The sky is filled with herds of shivering angels
The fat lady laughs "Gentlemen, start your trucks"

Oh no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no
Joan Crawford has risen from the grave (Repeat)

Christina, mother's home, Christina come to mother, Christina

(REPEAT CHORUS)

VETERAN OF THE PSYCHIC WARS
By Eric Bloom, Michael Moorcock

You see me now, a veteran of a thousand psychic wars
I've been living on the edge so long
Where the winds of limbo roar
And I'm young enough to look at
And far to old to see;
All the scars are on the inside
And I'm not sure if there's anything left of me.

CHORUS:
Don't let these shakes go on
It's time we had a break from it
It's time we had some leave
We've been living in the flames
We've been eating up our brains
Oh, please don't let these shakes go on

You ask me why I'm weary 
Why I can't speak to you
You blame me for my silence 
Say it's time I changed and grew
But the war's still going on dear, 
And there's no end that I know
And I can't say if we're ever, ever gonna be free

(CHORUS)

(GUITAR SOLO)

You see me now, a vetaran of a thousand psychic wars
My energy is spent at last
And my armor is destroyed
I have used up all my weapons
And I'm helpless and bereaved
Wounds are all I'm made of
And did I hear you say that this is victory ?

CHORUS:
Don't let these shakes go on
It's time we had a break from it
Send me to the rear
Where the tides of madness swell
And been sliding into hell
Oh, please don't let these shakes go on
Don't let these shakes go on


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