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Lyrics - "13 de luxe" CD

ALL LYRICS BY JAKE STARR
© 1992 - 1999 jake starr / fandango
except * by jake starr and john albano

"13 de luxe"

Platinum
i keep the fires burning
i keep the world alive
i keep the sky from falling
i keep your heart from stalling
i see your body trembling
when the cold has gripped you deep inside

and i'm sure that
my platinum voice won't leave a choice
and i'm sure that
you'll live to rue the day
when you had to say . . .

i do my best to save her from the truth
and i do my best to save her from herself

i keep the sea from churning
i keep the wind on high
i keep the earth from turning
i keep the young hearts yearning
i see your head is shaking
when you find your request has been denied

.357
living on the street like a punk
and i sell my soul just to get that junk
while the cops beat down on my head
i keep it to myself but i gotta keep pushing
.357 right to my head
pull that trigger and then i'm dead
living on the street in a box
and i run like hell from the threat of the cops
while my walls come tumbling down
i keep on trying to
push push struggle
i said i'd be the one
i swear i'll be the one

Vanilla
a face like an angel
a face that won't leave me alone
you bust through the line
and you check me
when i'm on the phone

everybody tries to steer my way
never listen to a word i say
but you never saw blue
you never saw red
if is stay then i'm gone
and i'll end up dead

i never was lonely
i never had trouble with love
then you came along
and your ass
was as white as a dove

everybody tries to steer my way
never listen to a word i say
but you never saw at all
it never seemed right
if is stay then i'm gone
end up in black and white

i never was lonely
and never unlucky in love
then you came along
and your ass
was as white as a dove

Something Wicked
i tried to fight the boredom
i fought the best i could
i hated everything around me
and it never brought me any good

so i crawled into a hole
i got tossed around
it turned my highs to lows
i crawled into a hole
i got kicked around
it turned my highs to lows

i got a funny feeling
and then i tried to turn away
but the sun shone bright
it burned my eye
and left me with nothing to say

she always tried to show me
tried to take me by the hand
but i never wanted to look inside
never tried to understand
but now i see it
something wicked coming my way

my life spun around me
as i looked about the place
it wore me out
it bled me dry
as lines drew down my face

Doomsday
when you hit me
with those lies
and you left me
by the side
of the road
by which you said goodbye
i felt guilty deep inside
I was empty from the ride
and i vowed to make
you pay for your crime

it's your doomsday
can't you feel the fire
coming down from the sky above
can't you feel the fire
raining down from the clouds above

when i walk
and talk in time
and i stroll right
down the line
and i've got to take your word
at face
there was only you and me
there was only what i see
i was left with only this disgrace

gotta hold it
where it stands
gotta hold it
in my hands
gotta hold it
till i've got
the sky
cuz you never
knew my name
but you sure did
have a game
now i'm solo
and my hopes
are dry
wanna know why?

cuz you never
knew my name
but you sure did
have a game
now i'm gonna
send you on your way
it's your doomsday

Charm
i live with the snakes
and lizards and ugly
things that go bump
in the night

why should i wonder?
when everyone is to blame
i feel the charm
drip outta me
and leave me standing
here in the rain

thigh-highs and
sugar daddies
are the only things
that get me off
in the night

why should i bother?
when everything's so insane
i feel the charm
drip outta me
it never leaves me
playing the game

and i say
who's to blame?
i try to walk forward
but i fall back down again

two to one were
the odds that i chose
but i was left
in the dirt
by the gods up above

why should i grovel?
when everyone drinks champagne
i feel the charm
drip outta me
it never leaves me
playing the game

so i say
who¹s to blame?
i'm walking to the left
then the right
then i fall back down again
and i hope that i swerve
i'll be straightening
to my feet
and i know that if you go
you'll be coming
right back to me

Bounty Hunter *
he was a hero to some
and a villain to others
and wherever he rode
people spoke his name in whispers

and he's always dogging my trail
this man of fire
mark of the demon will never fail
this gun for hire
the shroud is coming down over me

he had no friends
but he did have two companions
one death itself
and the other the acrid smell of gunsmoke

Done Me Wrong
all i know
is i'm left with nothing
and why do i look
like i stepped in something?
i feel like a victim of conscription
5, 4, 3, 2, 1, ignition
blast off

right from the start
you done me wrong
i should have seen
you comin' on
right from the start
you done me wrong
and i never should have stayed
i should have split
i should have gone
yeah i never should have stayed

(Come Up To The) Penthouse
lightning struck you twice
hey, you never took my advice
pandora's box you've opened up
now you're gonna have to pay the price

come up to the penthouse
and i'll make you feel alright
come up to the penthouse
and it's gonna be outta sight

how are you gonna know
when the clock strikes twelve
and it's time for you to go?
what are you gonna say
when i slap you down
and slowly walk away?

i'm not like all the rest
i've aced every fucking test
just climb the stairs to the 24th floor
cuz PHQ's the best

how are you gonna know
when the clock tick tocks
and it's time for you to go?
what are you gonna say
when i take your love
and slowly walk away?

Break Down The Wall
if i start shaking
it's because of you
if you think i'm faking
i'll be sad and blue
i hear your warning
i hear your words
i'll soon be calling
but now you're running
and there you go

and i hope that you know
what you do to me
when you fake it
and i think that you know
that your lunacy drives me crazy
break down the wall
and let me in

if i start to shiver
from below the waist
lay down and quiver
don't hesitate
i never wanted
to lose my way
but i got a feeling
stretching to the ceiling
and there you go

Fear For My Life
looking forward down the path
i see my own demise
it scares me to death
i fall short of breath
can hardly believe my eyes
before my barren eyes

but i hold it inside
cuz i fear for my life every day

walking forward
moving slowly
trying to find my way back to you
walking forward
going nowhere
never knowing what to do

while the world just slips away
and i'm thrown into the fray

looking over my shoulder last nite
the shadows whiz by my head
i fall out of step
i'm losing my grip
my body sinks down like lead
my fright turns into dread

For All I Care
what will you do if i am strong enough?
what will you say when it's all gone?

half my life i've been in love with you
and all that time you've kept me down
you say i'm gone and then you run to me
but heaven knows i won't be there
for all i care

how will i know if i am strong enough?
you said my love was like a switch

what will you do if i am strong enough?
what will you say when it's all gone?
you left me spinning now i'm lying here
too bad you left my switch to on

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