INFECTED

THE THE

© 1986 CBS Records

Infected

Infect me with your love

I've got too much energy to switch off my mind
But not enough to get myself organized
My heart is heavy
My head is confused
And my aching little soul
Has started burning blue

I can't give you up, 'till I've got more than enough
So infect me with your love
Nurse me into sickness
Nurse me back to health
Endow me with the gifts of the man made world

When desire becomes an illness instead of a joy
And guilt a necessity that's gotta be destroyed

I can't give you up, 'till I've got more than enough
So infect me with your love
Nurse me into sickness
Nurse me back to health
Endow me with the gifts of the man made world

Take me by the hands
And walk me to the end of the pier
Run your fingers through my hair
And tell me what I wanna hear
Will lies become truths in this face of fading youth?
From my scrotum to your womb
Your cradle to my tomb

I can't give you up, 'till I've got more than enough
So infect me with your love
Nurse me into sickness
Nurse me back to health
Endow me with the gifts of the man made world

Nurse me into sickness
Nurse me back to health
And tell me what it is that I want in this world

Out of the Blue (Into the Fire)

I'm a man without a soul, Honey, yeah
Who lost it
While parading it
In a town full of thieves
You see I didn't wanna be with any people I know
But god knows I didn't wanna be alone
I thought if I acted like someone else
I'd feel more comfortable with myself
So I showered down
Left my little room
Jumped in my car for protection from hostility
Well it ain't easy to be bold
In an unknown city
I was feeling strong mouthed
And weak willed
When I ran into the cure for my ills

Don't tell me what your name is
I want your body, not your mind
I want a feeling, worth paying for
Before I say goodbye
As I was talking, I couldn't look her in the eyes
I just kept wondering
How many men unleashed their frustration between her thighs
There'll be no sleep 'till the morning
There'll be no lullabies
'Cause the devil's borrowed my clothes
Just for tonight

Well my adrenalin was curdling like cream
As I was being led by the hand
Through the sound of sirens
And the distant noise of some drunken jazz band
Through the stench of disinfectant
That infected my head
Through the darkness of a corridor
Into a strangers bed

Well I didn't wanna hurt your feelings, honey
But I couldn't suppress my own
I had to pull myself outta this nose-dive
By proving something to myself

She was lying on her back
With her lips parted
Squealing like a stuffed pig
I was going through the motions
Faking the emotions
Wriggling around like lizard in a tin

Trying so hard to cleanse myself
I was turning into somebody else
I was trying so hard to please myself
I was turning into somebody else
I was trying so hard to be myself
I was turning into somebody else
I was trying so hard to be myself
I was turning into somebody else
I was trying so hard to be myself
I was turning into somebody else
I was trying so hard to be myself
I was turning into somebody else

Come my love with your desire
Out of the blue and into the fire
Come my love with your desire
Out of the blue and into the fire

Heartland

Beneath the old iron bridges
Across the victorian parks
And all the frightened people running home before dark
Past the Saturday morning cinema
Lies crumbling to the ground
And the piss stinking shopping centre in the new side of town
I've come to smell the seasons change and watch the city
As the sun goes down again

Here comes another winter
Of long shadows and high hopes
Here comes another winter
Waiting for utopia
Waiting for hell to freeze over

This is the land where nothing changes
The land of red buses
And blue blooded babies
This is the place where pensioners are raped
And the hearts are being cut from the welfare state
Let the poor drink the milk
While the rich eat the honey
Let the bums count their blessings
While they count the money

So many people can't express what's on their minds
Nobody knows them
Nobody ever will
Until their backs are broken
Their dreams are stolen
And they can't get what they want
Then they're gonna get angry
Well it ain't written in the papers
But its written on the walls
The way this country's divided to fall
So the cranes are moving on the skyline
Trying to knock down this town
But the stains on the heartland
Can never be removed
From this country that's sick, sad, and confused

Here comes another winter
Of long shadows and high hopes
Here comes another winter
Waiting for utopia
Waiting for hell to freeze over

This is the 51st state of the USA (Repeating)

The ammunition's being passed
And the Lord's been praised
But the wars on the televisions will never be explained
All the bankers gettin sweaty beneath their white collars
As the pound in our pocket turns into a dollar

This is the 51st state of the USA
(Repeat and fade)

Angels Of Deception

Well it's high noon at the UK corral
And it's high time I got myself back on the rails
I'm the lonesome cowboy riding across the range
With just a hand held radio to keep me sane
Riding through the FM stations
The tumbleweed
The petrol stations
Well all on board this yankee station
Prepare themselves for battle stations

Jesus Wept
Jesus Christ
I can't see for the tear gas and the dollar signs in my eyes
Well, what's a man got left to fight for
When he's bought his freedom
By the look of this human jungle
It ain't just the poor who'll be bleeding

Most everyone round here thinks they're something special
That destiny will be kind
While they're digging for gold
Diving for pearls
And aiming for heaven from this man made world

Well, Come on down
The devil's in town
He's brought you sticks and stones
To bust your neighbor's bones
He's stuck his missiles in your gardens
And his theories down your throat
And god knows what your gonna do with him
'Cause I certainly don't

Jesus Wept
Jesus Christ
I can't see for the tear gas and the dollar signs in my eyes
Well, what's a man got left to fight for
When he's bought his freedom
By the look of this human jungle
It ain't just the poor who'll be bleeding

Down by the river I've been washing out my mouth
'Cause deep in the heart of me
There's a frightened man breaking out
Oh, I was just looking for paradise
Anywhere in this world
While they're gunning for heaven
From this man made hell

Well, Ohooo(repeating)

God knows the st...???
Come on down
Come on down -- downtown

The Angel...the Angels of Destruction
Angels, Angels of Deception
(repeating)

Sweet Bird Of Truth

"Red leader this is combat. Your forward air controller. I have three targets for you. Your first target is a blockhouse. Target number eleven at the north east corner of the combat zone. Request napalm."
"Roger. White's leader, set up your switches. Set you napalm on the blockhouse -- Northeast corner of the target area."
"White leader understands. Thirty seconds."
"White flag, this is bandit. I have you in sight, rolling to the west. Call to confirm you have target in sight."

Arabia, Arabia, Arabia, Arabia (repeating)

Six o'clock in the morning
And I'm the last person in this plane still awake
You know I can almost smell
The blood washing against the shores
Of this land that can't forget its past
Oh, the wind that carries this plane
Is the wind of change
Heaven sent and hell bent
Over the mountain tops we go
Just like all the other GI Joes
EE-AY-EE-AY adios!

This is your captain calling
With an urgent warning
We're above the Gulf of Arabia
Our altitude is falling
And I can't hold her up
There's no time for thinking
All hands on deck
This bird is sinking

Across the beaches and cranes
Rivers and trains
All the money I've made
Bodies I've maimed
Time was when I seemed to know
Just like any other GI Joe
Should I cry like a baby
Die like a man
While all the planets little wars
Start joining hands
Oh, what a heaven -- what a hell
You know there's nothing can be done in the whole wide world
Arabia

I don't know what's wrong or right
I'm just a regular guy
With bottled up insides
I ain't ever been to church
Or believed in Jesus Christ
But I'm praying that God's with you
When you die

This is your captain calling
With an urgent warning
We're above the Gulf of Arabia
Our altitude is falling
And I can't hold her up
There's no time for thinking
All hands on deck
This bird is sinking
Arabia, Arabia, Arabia, Arabia (repeating)

Slow Train To Dawn

I followed that bead of sweat
To the small of your back
From the nape of your neck
Lightin' it up
With every drag upon my cigarette

It can run, but it can't hide
Like the unspoken feelings on your mind
I'm too tense to be tender
You're too weak to be true
You try to make it easier upon yourself
By makin' it hard on you
But it's the lies in your eyes
That make me wanna cry
It's just sometimes I get so lonesome
I could die

I'm just another western guy
With desires that I can't satisfy
So all the love I gave to you
Means nothing at all
Dear God, God, God, this slow train to dawn
Slow train to dawn

So are you lying when you say you love me
I'm lying when I say I don't
We've opened our hearts to let each other look in
To have and to hold
But it's the words that remain unsaid
That are the words I wanna hear you speak
I bet the birds start singing
And the sun comes up
Before we fall asleep
Oh the tears in your eyes
Just make me wanna cry
It's just sometimes I get so lonesome
I Could Die

I'm just another western guy
With desires that I can't satisfy
So all the love I gave to you
Means nothing at all
Dear God, God, God, this slow train to dawn
Dear God, God, God, this slow train to dawn
Slow train to dawn
(Repeating and fade)

Twilight Of A Champion

The rising moon faces the sickening sun
And the lights in the tower blocks go on one by one
A big shot overlooking this black iron skyline
Surrounded by his symbols of prosperity
Sits back in his new leather chair
Ripped off the back of some unfortunate beast
I'm smiling through my teeth
Anybody can be a millionaire
So everybody's gotta try
By the laws of this human jungle
Only the heartless will survive
And down there but for the grace of God
Go I

The smoke and the steam
And the broken down dreams
The hope and the hunger
Frustration and anger
The little drunken lives
Drivin' through the traffic lights
And away from who they are
But I've been thinking of you
In this great city of great solitude

Crossin' the central reservation of my imagination
Searchin' for the world I left behind
A shadow hunting shadows of childhood life
It's all I want and all I miss
But how can I return
To a place that don't exist

From Mombosa to Miami
Beiruit to Bangladesh
I've flown around the world standing
On the wing of a jet
Tryin' to salvage my emotions
From the bottom of the oceans
You see I sold my soul
To pay for my dinner
My stomach grew fatter
But my heart grew thinner
I ain't foolin' -- I'm fallin'
I wasn't wicked, just weak
I ain't lyin' -- I'm dyin'
Crippled by deceit

Crossin' the central reservation of my imagination
Searchin' for the world I left behind
A shadow hunting shadows of childhood life
It's all I want and all I miss
But how can I return
To a place that don't exist
Oh the hand that wrote the agony has just begun
Will be the hand that pulls the trigger of this gun

The Mercy Beat

There's a high wind blowin'
And the stars are shining bright
Oh what a night this is gonna be
I think I'll let the world sleep without me
I got one eye open
One eye closed
And my thin body's trembling beneath the bedclothes
My heart's beatin' against the roof of my mouth
It's almost time to get out of this house

I got one hand on the radio
One hand on the wheel
I got my right foot on the floorboard
I'm prepared to kill or be killed
There's a high wind blowin'
And the stars are shining bright
And the rain upon the tarmac
Helps me sail through the traffic lights
I'm heading down to the dock of the bay
To feel the power of the waves
I'm gonna move up closer to that wind
And wrestle with the thoughts solitude always brings

You see I'm stuck between hell and the deep blue sea
And I know that water's sucked under better man than me
I was just another western guy
With desires that couldn't be satisfied
One day I asked the angels for inspiration
The devil bought me a drink
And he's been buying them ever since
He's had the liquor on my tongue
Feel like the sea upon the sand
He's had me signing confessions
From this shaking hand
He's had me struggling to hang onto hope
Like a drunken sailor in a tugboat
With a bottle of vodka in my overcoat
And my dog eared bible lost overboard

You see he tricked me into temptation
So I've tricked him into this confrontation
I never said I was the man I appeared to be
Not the flesh wrapped around the bones of necessity
Or the soul on fire
Scribbling thoughts for posterity
I'm gonna have little Lucifer runnin' off to purgatory
With his tail between his legs
I'm gonna teach him a lesson
He ain't ever gonna forget
All the vultures and crows are fixin' up some tombstones
They won't be chewing the meat off my bones

There's a high wind blowin'
And the stars are shining bright
Me and him are gonna have a little knife fight
In the bowels of the big city skyline
Oh this feelin' inside runs dark and deep
Tonight my hearts not thumping
A Mercy Beat

I was just another western guy
With desires that can't be satisfied
Oh what a night this is gonna be
The world can sleep without me
What a night this is gonna be
The world can sleep without me
Oh what a night this is gonna be
The world can sleep without me