FUGITIVES FROM THE LAUGHING HOUSE — LYRICS

Lyrics By Rick Shaffer • Music By Rick Shaffer & Bruce Cohen

©2007 Tarock Music (BMI – CAE 240.80.04.09)

  • WILD

IT'S GETTING WILD OUT THERE

AND I DON'T BELIEVE THAT I'M EVER COMING DOWN

IT'S GETTING WILD OUT THERE AND I KNOW YOU BELIEVE

AND I KNOW YOU BELIEVE IT'S GOING DOWN

LITTLE JAMES HE’S TELLING ME, BABY YOUR GONNA  BE HERE A FEW DAYS

WELL THINGS STARTED MOVING AND YOU STARTED GROOVING

AND YOU STARTED LYING AND PEOPLE STARTED DYING AROUND ME

IT'S GETTING WILD OUT THERE

AND I DON'T BELIEVE THAT I AM EVER COMING DOWN.

IT'S GETTING WILD OUT THERE AND I KNOW YOU BELIEVE

AND I KNOW YOU BELIEVE IT'S GOING DOWN

LITTLE JIMMY SAYS TO ME, I KNOW WHAT I GOT AND I KNOW WHAT I WANT TO BE

HE SAYS HE'S A MAN AND KNOWS WHAT TO DO, WELL HE'S GOT HIM A HOUSE

AND HE'S GOT HIM SOME SHOES 

SO HE'S GOT TO BE, HE'S GOT TO BE FREE

SO HE SAYS TO ME NOW IT'S JUST AROUND TIME FOR DINNER,

WELL A MAN'S GOTTA’ DO, WHAT A MAN'S GOTTA’ DO

TELL ME JIMMY THAT'S GOOD FOR YOU, IT AIN'T THAT EASY

IT'S GETTING WILD OUT THERE

AND I DON'T BELIEVE THAT I AM EVER COMING DOWN

IT'S GETTING WILD OUT THERE AND I KNOW YOU BELIEVE

AND I KNOW YOU BELIEVE IT'S GOING DOWN

WELL AIN’T THAT A SHAME, AIN’T THAT A SHAME, IT’S GOING DOWN

WELL AIN’T THAT A SHAME, AIN’T THAT A SHAME, IT’S GOING DOWN

  • LITTLE CISCO

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH LITTLE CISCO

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH LITTLE CISCO

YOU'RE THE ONE THAT TOLD ME

I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK

BABY LET ME RIDE FOR A WHILE

YOU JUST GOT TO SHOW ME

YOU DON'T HAVE TO MOLD ME

MAYBE LET ME IN FOR THE SCORE

LATELY I'VE BEEN THINKING TOO HARD

BABY, BABY, BABY THIS CAN TEAR US APART

SUN DON'T SHINE LIKE A MYSTERY

IT SURE DON'T FEEL THE SAME TO ME

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH LITTLE CISCO

I SAID YEAH, YEAH, YEAH LITTLE CISCO

KNOW YOU GOT IT BABY

KNOW YOU MAKE ME CRAZY

TAKING ME DOWN FOR A WHILE

LOOKING LIKE A MONKEY

I AIN'T YOUR LITTLE JUNKIE

CAN'T YOU SEE YOU JUST DROPPED THE BEAT

SO WHO'S THE SIMPLE SISTER

KICKING LIKE YOU MISSED IT

COULDN'T GET NO OTHER WAY

LATELY I'VE BEEN THINKING TO HARD

BABY, BABY, BABY THIS CAN TEAR US APART

SUN DON'T SHINE LIKE A MYSTERY

IT SURE DON'T FEEL THE SAME TO ME

DO DO WOP

LATELY I'VE BEEN THINKING TO HARD

BABY, BABY, BABY THIS CAN TEAR US APART

SUN DON'T SHINE LIKE A MYSTERY

IT SURE DON'T FEEL THE SAME TO ME

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH LITTLE CISCO

I SAID YEAH, YEAH, YEAH LITTLE CISCO

LOOKING LIKE A MONKEY

I AIN'T YOUR LITTLE JUNKIE

LOOKING LIKE A MONKEY

I AIN'T YOUR LITTLE JUNKIE

NOW WHO'S THE ONE

NOW WHO'S THE ONE

ARE YOU THE ONE

  • RINGING THE BELL

KEEP HEARING THAT BELL

IT KEEPS CALLING ME

KNOWING THAT I WANT TO GO

PLEASE SEND ME A FAST TRAIN

I DON'T WANT TO GO SLOW

LAYING DOWN WHAT'S IN THE DREAM

LIKE J18 ON A SUMMER'S NIGHT

HITS YOU LIKE A LIGHTING BOLT

WHEN THE YARD GETS EMPTY

AND YOU FEEL THAT PULL

WELL, SOMEBODY'S GOT TO GO

DON'T YOU HEAR IT CALLING ME

DON'T YOU HEAR IT CALLING ME

YOU GET TO BUSY DYING

YOU JUST STOP LIVING

HOW DO YOU GET FROM THERE TO HERE

THERE CAN BE NO FORGIVING

ONCE IT WAS YOUR PLAYHOUSE

THEN YOU TORE IT DOWN, TORE IT DOWN

I TRIED TO REMEMBER

BUT, I 'M GETTING DROWNED

DON'T YOU HEAR IT CALLING ME

DON'T YOU HEAR IT CALLING ME

TAKEN ALL THE LOW AND TUMBLE

PAYING OFF THE SINS OF ME

GETS A LITTLE BIT PSYCHOTIC

KNOWING THE END TO THE MYSTERY

DIDN'T THINK I 'D HOLD OUT

NEVER THOUGHT I'D FIND

NOW WHEN I REMEMBER

IT WASN'T WASTED TIME

WAITING FOR THE MAN TO COME

IT AIN'T EASY

WAITING FOR THE MAN TO COME

IT AIN'T EASY

WAITING FOR THE MAN TO COME

REACHING FOR GOLD

I KNOW WHEN YOU CALL

I FEEL IT EVERYWHERE

I FEEL IT IN THE LINE

EVIL'S GOING ON

I FEEL IT IN MY MIND

I KNOW YOU'RE NOT MY KIND

VOODOO IS IN THE STARE

ARE YOU TAKING ME THERE

REMEMBER BABY THE WORDS I'VE BEEN SAYING

STAND IN TOO CLOSE, IT'S YOUR SOUL THEY BE TAKING

AH LITTLE SISTER ARE YOU REACHING FOR GOLD

MISTAKEN THE THINGS YOU LOVE FOR THE THINGS YOU'VE BEEN TOLD

YOU SAY YOU'RE EVERYWHERE

I KNOW YOU'RE SCARING THEM

I AIN'T NO VOODOO HEAD

I AIN'T NO MOJO MAN

YOU SEE MY HANDS THEY SHAKE

YOU SEE MY EYEBALL JUMP

KNOW I 'AM SWEARING IN

NOT TAKING NO JUNK

REMEMBER BABY THE WORDS I'VE BEEN SAYING

STAND IN TOO CLOSE, IT'S YOUR SOUL THEY BE TAKING

AH LITTLE SISTER ARE YOU REACHING FOR GOLD

MISTAKEN THE THINGS YOU LOVE FOR THE THINGS YOU'VE BEEN TOLD

  • DUM DUM DICE

I DON'T NEED PERFECTION

I DON'T NEED NO LIES

CRYSTAL BLUE CONFESSION

I SEE IT IN YOUR EYES

LISTEN BABY LISTEN

I DON'T WANT YOUR FREEDOM

YOU CAN KEEP YOUR MISSION

WHAT YOU'RE REALLY SAYING

THERE IS GOING TO BE A KILLING

LISTEN BABY LISTEN

WORDS GET MISTAKEN YOU'RE GOING TO SHAKE ABOUT IT

MY HEART IS BREAKING YOU'RE READ ABOUT IT

MY HEART NEEDS FIXING COME ON AND SEE ABOUT IT

CAN'T YOU SEE HOW I LOVE MY GIRL

YOU GIVE ME WHISKEY AT SUNSET

YOU ARE THE POISON IN ME

YOU ARE MY SWEET LITTLE ANGEL

YOU'RE GOING TO CRUCIFY ME

LISTEN BABY LISTEN

TAKEN MY DAY FROM NIGHTTIME

MESSING WITH PARADISE

TAKING ME OVER SO EASY

KEEP THROWING THOSE DUM DUM DICE

LISTEN BABY LISTEN

WORDS GET MISTAKEN YOU'RE GOING TO SHAKE ABOUT IT

MY HEART IS BREAKING YOU'RE READ ABOUT IT

MY HEART NEEDS FIXING COME ON AND SEE ABOUT IT

CAN'T YOU SEE HOW I LOVE MY GIRL

CAN'T YOU SEE HOW I LOVE MY GIRL

GIVING ME PILLS IN THE MORNING

GIVING ME PILLS AT NIGHT

KEEP THROWING THOSE DUM DUM DICE

KEEP THROWING THOSE DUM DUM DICE

YOU KEEP THROWING THOSE DUM DUM DICE

  • BIG TOWN

WALK THROUGH THE DOOR TO SUNSET

RUNNING FROM ONE TO THREE

I KNOW THERE’S A WOMAN WAITING

WAITING TO BE FREE

HEY, MR. HOO DOO MAN, CAN I WANDER FOR AWHILE?

AND, WON’T YOU TELL ME NOW IF I CAN EVER SMILE

I KNOW WE’RE RUNNING BABY, RUNNING OUT OF TIME

AIN’T GONNA’ BE NO ABC

TALKING BOUT’ THE 109, TALKING ABOUT’ THE 109

YOU’RE JUST A LITTLE MAN IN A LITTLE WORLD YOU SEE

AND WHAT YOUR GIVEN’ US IS YOUR LICENSE FOR DISEASE

YOU’RE IN THE SHADOWS NOW MR. TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY MAN

HEY IT’S BIG TOWN CALLING, CALLING YOU THE MAN

I KNOW WE’RE RUNNING BABY, RUNNING OUT OF TIME

AIN’T GONNA’ BE NO ABC

TALKING ‘BOUT THE 109, TALKING ABOUT THE 109

I KNOW WE’RE RUNNING BABY, RUNNING OUT OF TIME

AIN’T GONNA’ BE NO ABC

TALKING ABOUT THE 109, TALKING ABOUT THE 109

I’M GOING TO BIG TOWN, I’M GOING TO BIG TOWN

I’M GONNA’ RIDE THAT TRAIL

  • CARELESSLY

NO MONEY IN MY POCKET

NO SENSE LEFT IN MY HEAD

I FEEL THE DANCE OF DANGER

GOING ROUND MY BED

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ADVENTURE BABY, FOR YOU AND ME

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ANOTHER LIFETIME

SO CARELESSLY

I'M TAKING YOU OUT THERE

MAYBE TURNING YOU ON

YOU'RE JUST TAKING IT DOWN

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ANOTHER LIFETIME

SO CARELESSLY

TONIGHT OUR LOVE IS LASTING

SO STRONG AND ENDLESSLY

ONE KISS COULD BE FOREVER

AND DREAM ETERNALLY

TONIGHT FOR ALL YOUR PLEASURE

TONIGHT JUST YOU AND ME

MAYBE NOW WE'LL BE TOGETHER

AND LOVE SO CARELESSLY

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ADVENTURE BABY, FOR YOU AND ME

YOU WON'T WALK WITH THE WALK

YOU WON'T TALK WITH THE TALK

JUST DREAM WITH ME BABY

JUST DREAM WITH ME BABY

  • DARK AS NIGHT

BOBBY'S SAYING THAT THE DAYLIGHT IS GOING TO GET YOU

BUT, YOUR FEELING LIKE YOU’RE THE FORTUNATE ONE

AND MY SOUL IS FEELING DARK AS NIGHT

AND THAT'S WHEN THE EXECUTION BEGINS

TEARING OUT MY HEART AND STEALING MY SOUL

KEEP ROLLING WITH THE DICE AND FEELING SO ALONE NOW

AND MY SOUL IS FEELING DARK AS NIGHT

AND THAT'S WHEN THE EXECUTION BEGINS

OH NO DON'T YOU RUN AWAY

YOU FEEL IT PULLING

YOUR IN IT'S SWAY

WE GOT TO LIVE

WE GOT TO LIVE

COME ON BOBBY

BOBBY'S SAYING THAT THE DAYLIGHT IS GOING TO GET YOU

BUT, YOUR FEELING LIKE YOU’RE THE FORTUNATE ONE

FEELING LIKE THE FORTUNATE ONE

FEELING LIKE THE FORTUNATE ONE

COME ON BOBBY

  • HITTIN' THE RUN

YOUR WORDS ARE EMPTY

MY HEARTS GOING BUMPITY BUMP

HANDS ARE SHAKING

CAN'T GO JUMPITY JUMP

YOU NEVER HEARD ABOUT HITTIN' THE RUN

YOU NEVER HEARD ABOUT HITTIN' THE RUN

REHEARSING LINES WHEN THE LOW TIDE COMES

TOMBSTONE WHITE AIN'T HAVING FUN

I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT ALL THAT MUCH

I NEVER KNEW THAT I NEED THAT CUT

YOU NEVER HEARD ABOUT HITTIN' THE RUN

YOU NEVER HEARD ABOUT HITTIN' THE RUN

YOU HOLD THE RECORD, BUT STILL GO YACKY YAK

FIRST YOU DREAM

THEN YOU DIE

THEN THEY COME TO CRUCIFY

YOU NEVER HEARD ABOUT HITTIN' THE RUN

YOU NEVER HEARD ABOUT HITTIN' THE RUN

YOU KNOW I WON'T LAY DOWN

YOU KNOW I WON'T LAY DOWN

  • LETHAL DOSE

Sometimes it takes you out there

Sometimes it let’s you in

Sometimes you’re getting nothin’

Sometimes you’re gonna win

Shake it on down at midnight

Shaken’ it till dawn

You’ve taken all I wanted

You take it all night long

It’s a lethal dose, it’s a lethal dose

You know that it’s too much now

Cause you know what’s just enough

It started on a high note

This lonely note’s too much

Six shots are ringing out now

And Danny did his best

Burnin’ in this fire

When the dream gets too intense

It’s a lethal dose, it’s a lethal dose

It’s a lethal dose, it’s a lethal dose

Never are you out there tryin’

Tryin’ to do good

You’re diggin’ all the gold to survive

It’s a lethal dose, it’s a lethal dose

It’s a lethal dose, it’s a lethal dose

Like a dying man’s desire

Existing in the moment

He’s walkin’ all around there

But never will he show it

I hear that all the gangsters

Are living now in Spain

I’m looking all around me

They just got different names

It’s a lethal dose (10 Times)

  • LOST FOREVER

TO CRY A MILLION TEARS

AND KNOW THE REASONS WHY

I'VE KNOWN IT ALL ALONG

THE PRICE TO TAKE A RIDE

AND I 'M LOST, LOST FOREVER

I'M SO LOST, LOST FOREVER

TO LIVE A LONELY DREAM

AN UNANSWERED PRAYER

WAS IT A BLINDED GOD

WHO DIDN'T SEEM TO CARE

AND I 'M LOST, LOST FOREVER

I'M SO LOST, LOST FOREVER

SOMETIMES A FOOL BELIEVES

A TRUTH THAT'S GONE BEFORE

AND NOW I'VE PASSED MY TRIALS

I CAN’T LIVE NO MORE

AND I 'M LOST, LOST FOREVER

I'M SO LOST, LOST FOREVER

I 'M SO LOST

  • GUNN'S SUICIDE

WE WERE DOWN IN THE HOLE

WE WAS HAVING A PARTY

JUST LIKE IT WAS

WITH ALAN AND MARTY

I LIKE THE STRANGENESS

AND YOU LIKE THE FUN

YOU NEVER KNOW YOU’RE THE CHOSEN ONE

RIDE ON, BABY RIDE ON

SUICIDE GUNN IS JUST GETTING STARTED

YOU NEVER KNOW WHO'S MR. LUCKY

SUICIDE GUNN YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW HIM

SUICIDE GUNN HE'LL NEVER SHOW IT

WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE A LOSER

SOMEBODY SAID WHAT ABOUT CESAR

WHY YOU REMEMBER

WHY THEY REMIND YOU

GIVE THEM THE TIME

AND THAT'S WHEN THEY KILL YOU

RIDE ON, BABY RIDE ON

NEVER GIVE UP

NEVER BELIEVE THEM

JU JU THE SPACE

JUST LIKE THE KING DID

IT'S NOT EXACT WHEN YOU SAY AND YOU MOVE

IF YOU STAY LONG ENOUGH

YOU'RE IN A DEAD MAN'S GROOVE

RIDE ON, BABY RIDE ON

RIDE ON, BABY RIDE ON

RIDE ON, BABY RIDE ON

IF YOU STAY LONG ENOUGH

YOU'RE IN A DEAD MAN'S GROOVE

STAY LONG ENOUGH

YOU'RE IN A DEAD MAN'S GROOVE

  • CAN'T BRING YOU BACK

CAN'T BRING YOU BACK AGAIN

YOU KNOW I CAN'T BRING YOU BACK MY FRIEND

CAN'T BRING YOU BACK AGAIN

YOU KNOW I CAN'T BRING YOU BACK MY FRIEND

IT'S LIKE A PICTURE ON MY WALL

IT'S LIKE A DRUG THAT COULD NEVER SCREAM

LIKE A MAN IN A MAGAZINE

NOT LIKE YOU LOST YOUR MIND

CAN'T BRING YOU BACK AGAIN

YOU KNOW I  CAN'T BRING YOU BACK MY FRIEND

CAN'T BRING YOU BACK AGAIN

YOU KNOW I  CAN'T BRING YOU BACK MY FRIEND

AND THE TRUTH WILL NEVER END

LIKE A CALL THAT WOULD NEVER COME

IT'S LIKE A KING AND HIS ONLY SON

I SAID NOW WHO IS GOING TO RIDE WITH ME

IN THIS LONG BLACK LIMOUSINE

RIDE IT

BURN IT

CAN'T BRING YOU BACK AGAIN

YOU KNOW I  CAN'T BRING YOU BACK MY FRIEND

CAN'T BRING YOU BACK AGAIN

YOU KNOW I  CAN'T BRING YOU BACK MY FRIEND

AND THIS TRUTH WILL NEVER END

AND THIS TRUTH WILL NEVER END