Ro Barrett - Alter Ego - Album Lyrics

1. Alter Ego

 

See the madness in his eyes

He is real, he lives, he dies

Feel the tension changing gears

He’s been doing this for years

My little psycho

My alter ego

 

Were it not for alcohol

He might not be here at all

Watch him smile, watch him frown

Off the cliff and falling down

My little psycho

My alter-ego

 

He’s so funny

But he’s angry

Takes all the pain away

He’s part of me

But I don’t really want him

He keeps leading me astray

Little psycho, my alter-ego

Little psycho

 

A time to laugh, a time to cry

He has no tears in his eyes

He can cause me so much pain

But we are one of the same

My little psycho

My alter ego

 

He’s so funny

But he’s angry

Takes all the pain away

He’s part of me

But I don’t really want him

He keeps leading me astray

Little psycho, my alter-ego

Little psycho

 

Want him to get away, from myself

Need him to get away, from my health

Oh come on

2. Fight

 

The boat is sinking save our souls

We have failed to fill the holes

 

And it keeps on pouring in

And the Captain says we cannot throw it out

I say people stand with me

We stand by side by side so we can fight it

We can fight it if we try

 

Get up stand up for your rights

To stop the leeches when they bite

 

And they keep on pouring in

And the Captain says we cannot throw them out

I say people stand with me

We stand by side by side so we can fight it

We can fight it if we try

Oh… Fight it…

 

Solo

 

And they keep on pouring in

And the Captain says we cannot throw them out

I say people stand with me

We stand by side by side so we can fight it

We can fight it if we try

3. Endless Daydreams

 

I’ve lived so long now it’s painful

I sit alone in this chair

I see the raindrops they run down my window

Impenetrable from my stare

Life has been full of surprises

Some will remain mystery

Now I sit alone and wait for the end

My companion is my memory

 

Endless Daydreams

Endless Days

Tell me how does it end?

 

Travelling down the waterway

Leading me out to the sea

I can’t control it but I kinda like

This feeling of uncertainty

Chasing around over the hill tops

Rain beating down over me

I was afraid, but I was alive

Finally I can run free

 

Endless Daydreams

Endless Days

Tell me how does it end?

 

I served my queen and my country

Surviving to tell my story

But sometimes I feel like nobody’s listening

Nobody’s listening to me

So maybe I’ll die with my secrets

Maybe I’ll just disappear

All my companions, the death and the glory,

All the distress and the fear

 

Endless Daydreams

Endless Days

Tell me how does it end? 

4. Burning

 

You gave me a gift and then you took it away 

I know you couldn’t help it, but it hurts all the same

Then you took everything that I had to give

You used the energy that I need to live

Need to live

 

I tried to ignore your gravitational pull

I tried to block out the light, but your beauty shined through

Like someone ran me down with a truck of desire

You dialed up 999 but they couldn’t put out the fire

 

I’m burning in your atmosphere

I’m burning

I’m burning in your atmosphere

I’m burning

 

I was feeling the warmth you radiated at me

I experienced the glory between ruffled up sheets

Like two wild animals ruled by instincts alone

But your demons were calling, calling you home

 

I’m burning in your atmosphere

I’m burning

I’m burning in your atmosphere

I’m burning I’m burning in your atmosphere

Burning

 

You gave me a gift, and then you took it away

I know you couldn’t help it 

But it hurts

5. Dust and Bones

 

Under the skin the pain is deep

Up on the surface there’s a cool to keep

Mind is racing in overload

Stuck in the corner with no place to go

With no-one to turn to

With no air to breathe

 

I’m staying on my own

I need to be alone

I’m just dust and bones

Cut the telephone

I need to be alone

I’m just dust and bones

 

I’m dust and bones

 

Over the edge is where I hang

Up on the outside of the yin and yang

I’m frickin’ crazy like a box of frogs

Living to legend like trees to logs

With no-one to turn to

With no air to breathe

 

I’m staying on my own

I need to be alone

I’m just dust and bones

Cut the telephone

I need to be alone

I’m just dust and bones

 

I’m dust and bones

Woah… I’m dust and bones

 

I’ve been on my own so long

I no longer communicate

With anyone at all

6. Wastin' All My Days

 

You’ve never been so hard to please

Yeah you be chalk and I be cheese

Well I have had enough, wasting all my days

What is the main concern today?

We’re drinking beer you want Beaujolais

Well I have had enough, wasting all my days

Mmmmm… Mmmmm….

 

I see a rock and a hard place

And happiness is hard to trace

Well I have had enough, wasting all my days

You’re covered up, I’m alfresco

If I be suck, then you be blow

Well I have had enough, wasting all my days

Mmmmm… Mmmmm….

 

I was blind, now I see

I was tied, now I’m free

I was there, now I’m here

Taking back control of my life (x3)

 

So now I’m here and on my own

Got my guitar, my dog and bone

And yes I’ve had enough, wasting all my days

Don’t know what to-morrow will bring

It might not bring me anything

But still I had enough, wasting all my days

Mmmmmmm. Mmmmmm

 

I was blind, now I see

I was tied, now I’m free

I was there, now I’m here

Taking back control of my life (x3)

7. Wonderlove

 

Wonderlove

We met and I stopped searching

All because

You seemed to quench my thirst 

But time moved on

You were gone

 

Wonderlove

I’m drowning in my sorrow

All because

There were no signs to show that

You’d get away

You slipped away

 

I keep searching

For your shadow

Memories tainted by love

I keep thinking

That you’re listening

Hope you watch from above

Wonderlove

Wonderlove 

 

8. Overdrive

 

Breakfast In the asylum, in the padded cell

No-one can hear you, but they’re watching

In the imagination, all inside your brain

You gotta kill the boredom

But you’re screaming out in vain 

 

Better kick your shoes off

As you levitate

The drugs have taken over

Take it on board

 

Oh, Overdrive (x2)

Na na na na, na na na na

Oh, yes we still love you

Yes we do

 

So we’ve established order, in this unhappy court

But only cause the gavel gets the smack down

You start to hear the voices; you detect the sound

Air is rushing by you as you’re hurtling, to the ground yeah

 

Better kick your shoes offA

s you levitate

The drugs have taken over

Take it on board

 

Oh, Overdrive (x2)

Na na na na, na na na na

Oh, yes we still love you

Yes we do

 

Oh yes we still love you…..

9. You Did

 

Some men they fade away

But I can’t get away

I’m drawn too easily

To places I can’t see

In the dead of night

Away from any light

My radar guides me in

But I can’t stop stumbling

 

What made me do this to myself

What made me do this to my health

 

You did

 

The night is dark and cold

But I am numb and bold

The substance in my veins

Says it’s dry when it rains

It tells me many lies

It acts as my disguise

I lose my self-control

Will die ‘fore I get old

 

What made me do this

 

You did 

10. Jump Off (Lights Go Out)

 

Jump off, the boat

Jump in,

Feel the water rise

Around, my ears

I’m drowned

 

I can’t, understand

Ooh the ocean

She commands me

With all her might

With all her skill

I’m drowned

 

Oh I swim, well I try

Oh I float, keeping air inside

It’s no use; it’s no use

But I try……..

I saw the lights go out did you see my face

I saw the lights go out did you see my face

I saw the lights go out

I saw the lights go out

 

Jump off, the boat

Jump in

Feel the water rise

Around, your ears

You’re drowned

 

Oh I live, but you die

Oh your face, etched into my eyes

Your breath has gone

But your name lives on

Goodbye

 

I saw the lights go out did you see my face

I saw the lights go out did you see my face

I saw the lights go out

I saw the lights go out………

 

Jump off, the boat

Jump in,

Feel the water rise

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