TRAPPED IN TOYLAND
(Russ Parrish, Paul Gilbert, Jeff Martin)


20 long years ridin' somebody's coattails
Watch the vermin go by thru a heavu coat of chain mail
So ya wanna change the world but ya still can't decide
They can take away the cash but a fool's got his pride

Everyone must kneel before the man
The leader of the band
Trapped in toyland

20 odd years since you heard "REVOLUTION"
Freeding your fears with psychological pollution
Everybody in the world tryin' to take you for a ride
So you get behind the wheel just to realize you're blind

Sycophants associates n' press men
Read the upper hand
Trapped in toyland

Well it seems like years since anybody knew your name
And you're drownin' in your tears but it's all just the same

And it seems such a waste for a man with such pride
but it's obvious reality is eatin' at your insides

Sycophants associates n' press men
Read the upper hand

Everyone must kneel before the man
The leader of the band
Trapped in toyland
Trapped in toyland
Trapped in toyland
Trapped in toyland
Trapped in toyland
Trapped in toyland





TAKE COVER (Paul Gilbert, Eric Martin, Andre Pessis)


Words in my mouth
Someone told me to say
They go unspoken
My mind gets in the way
I hold my tongue
Save my, save my soul
True to myself
And stay gold

Sometimes you gotta pull the plug
Somewhere a little place to crawl
Love me for who I am
It dosen't have to be this hard
For an ordinary man

I wanna take cover, take cover
From you, wake me when it's over
Take cover, I wanna take cover
From you

Sold all my dreams
Watched them all disappear
I've spilled my blood
No one seems to care

Sometimes you gotta pull the plug
Somewhere a little place to crawl
Love me for who I am
How low do I have to go to make you understand

I wanna take cover, take cover
From you, wake me when it's over
Take cover, I wanna take cover
From you





JANE DOE (Pat Torpey, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan)


Can I explain it?
It's not an easy thing to do
A cryptic fascination
Seems to get me through

A darknened stranger
Who left me full of doubt
She'd tell me that she loved me
Then the lights went out

Jane Doe, what was her name
Where did she go
Jane Doe, she slipped away again
Dose anybody know?
Jane Doe

Platonic whisper
That makes me wnat to shout
Then she always disappears
Like a lady from a Barclay House
Who is this woman
Someone that I invent
I follow all night long
Like a bloodhound on a scent

Jane Doe, what was her name
Where did she go
Jane Doe, she slipped away without a trace
I still don't know
Jane Doe

There's no fault, No blame
Love can twist the brain
This picture lost its frame
And John has lost his Jane

Jane Doe, what was her name
Where did she go
Jane Doe, she slipped away again
Dose anybody know?
Jane Doe

There's no fault, No blame
Love can twist the brain
This picture lost its frame
And John has lost his Jane





GOIN' WHERE THE WIND BLOWS (Eric Martin, Andre Pessis)


Someone said life is for the taking
Here I am with my hand out waiting for a ride
I've been living on my great expectations
What good is it when I'm stranded here
And the world just passes by

Where are the sings to help me get out of this place
If I should stumble on my moment in time, how will I know
If the story's written on my face, dose it show
Am I strong enough to walk on water
Smart enough to come in out of the rain
Or am I a fool going where the wind blows

Here I sit halfway to somewhere
Thinking about what's in front of me and what I left behind
On my own, supposed to be so easy
Is this what I've been after
Or have I lost my mind

Maybe this is my big chance coming to take me away

If I should stumble on my moment in time, how will I know
If the story's written on my face, dose it show
Am I strong enough to walk on water
Smart enough to come in out of the rain
Or am I a fool going where the wind blows

Here I am walking naked through the world
Taking up space, society's child
Make room for me, make room for me, make room for me

Am I strong enough to walk on water
Smart enough to come in out of the rain
Or am I a fool

Going where the wind blows
Going where the wind blows
Going where the wind blows
Going where the wind blows





THE CHAIN (Eric Martin, Andre Pessis)


I hear their voices inside my head
There's no dnying it's my private hell as I lie in bed
I take a look around and see myself
In twenty years will I be then

I've taken all I can stand
Afraid of what kind of man I am
Dose everything stay the same
Or will I break the chain

Secrets, emotions, and wounds concealed
Spirits are broken , the deepest scars that'll never heal
They'll be back handed down from father to son
A closet full of skeletons

I've taken all I can stand
Afraid of what kind of man I am
Dose everything stay the same
Or will I break the chain

I will get by
With a little understanding
'Cause it's my own life after all

I've taken all I can stand
Afraid of what kind of man I am
Dose everything stay the same
Or will I break the chain





WHERE DO I FIT IN ? (Paul Gilbert, Eric Martin, Andre Pessis)


Don't you color me by the way you paint your picture
I'm happy just the way I am
It's been soaked into my bones, a child under pressure
I'm a bastard of the master plan

I wanna live my life
Don't wanna like a lie
I hear freedom ringin'
Everyone's got a place
But where do I fit in

Don't go sellin' me a dream you can't deliver
Like a dog in a cat suit, it's a poor disguise
Strange little angels a parade of saints and sinners
Greetings from the other side

I wanna live my life
Don't wanna live a lie
I hear freedom ringin'
Everyone's got a place
But where do I fit in

I was walking on glass from a thousand broken mirrors
Saw my reflection stare me down
I tried to run, I was going through the motions
I got my feet on solid ground

I wanna live my life
Don't wanna live a lie
I hear freedom ringin'
I wasn't the same as you baby
But take a walk in my shoes

I hear freedom ringin'
Everyone's got a place
But where do I fit in





IF THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES
(Eric Martin, Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey, Andre Pessis, Tony Fanucchi)



Comfort me
From a world where no one cares
Where the words turn into cages
And memories cut like glass

I closed my eyes on you
Put the blame on myself
The weight on my shoulders
Throw my heart in the wishing well

I've got to face and tame my demons
I know it's hard to start over again, yeah I know
Through trials and tribulations
Salvation's like a long lost friend

I'll take back all of the hurt
For your love I've taken for granted
I'll do anything to change
If that's what it takes

No use in pretending
Ain't no pride in it at all
A cure for independence
Is when you're standing in the cold

Have I used, have I used my chances
Have my bridges all been burned
Give me a sign of inspiration
To find a stone that's left unturned

I see a distant promise of Eden
Lifting my spirits so high
If I can break out of the circle
Gonna kiss that carousel goodbye

I'll take back all of the hurt
For your love I've taken for granted
I'll do anything to change
If that's what it takes

Solo

I've got to see the promise of Eden
Lifting my spirits so high
If I can break, break out of the circle
Gonna kiss that carousel goodbye

I'll take back all of the hurt
For your love I've taken for granted
I'll do anything to change, baby
If that's what it takes

Take back all of the hurt
For your love I've taken for granted
I'll do anything to change
If that's what it takes
If that's what it takes







OUT OF THE UNDERGROUND (Paul Gilbert)


Hey man, are you ready to go
Down where you reach a higher low
Mmm, you can breathe the sweet & sacred air
For the woman waiting there
Underground

Wisdom is only a relative experience
Life is a dream
Not what it seems
For the obscene
Out of the underground

Ten is the number where I start
Nine, one closer to my heart
Eight, you feel the outside closin' in
Let the pain begin
Underground

Feeling is only a relative experience
I don't believe it
What dose it mean
For the obscene
Down where you reach a higher low

Solo

Wisdom is only a relative experience
Feeling is only a relative experience
Life is a dream
Not what it seems
For the obscene
Out of the underground
I don't believe it
What dose it mean
Down where you reach a higher low
Out of the underground





DANSIN' RIGHT INTO THE FLAME
(Eric Martin, Billy Sheehan, Andre Pessis)



All alone in the twilight
I'm a shadow in the room
Time is my companion
But it turned its back too soon

Imagination takes me anywhere I want to go
But with my ballerina
Both of us lost in a-

Love light from an old Roman candle
Midnight won't be the same
When I close my eyes
We're dancin' right into the flame

The picture is fading
Like a vision from my soul
Nothing left out a memory
In the silver afterglow

She may be gone, but not forgotten
Inside my heart, yeah-

But with my ballerina
Both of us lost in a-

Love light from an old Roman candle
Midnight won't be the same
When I close my eyes
We're dancin' right into the flame

My mind seems to wander away
And play me like a fool
I wish it could be like the way it was
'Cause like can be so cruel

But with my ballerina
I live in a dream, of a-

Love light from an old Roman candle
Midnight won't be the same
When I close my eyes
We're dancin' right into the flame

Love light from an old Roman candle
Midnight won't be the same
When I close my eyes
We're dancin' right into the flame





MAMA D. (Paul Gilbert)


Mama D.
Has a way of fixing the hole
Where the water runs out my soul
When you sing for me
Save me, Mama D.

Mama D. wears a dark brown coat in the sun
The light in her eyes burns so strong
And the melody
Heals me, Mama D.

Set me free, Mama D.

She won't bring you down
If you're shit outta luck
She can't live it down
Might as well live it up

Mama D.
Has a way of seeing the truth
Through a lie or just an excuse
Or a tragedy
Show me, Mama D.
Whatcha see, Mama D.

She won't bring you down
If you're shit outta luck She can't live it down
Might as well live it up





FOOL US TODAY (Pat Torpey, Eric Martin, Billy Sheehan)


They say it's not the money
You know it's not the money
Can you figure out what you want
What you need?
They try to pump it up, forget about the facts
Sometimes it hurts but it's never taken back
The left is right, the right is left
Oh yeah, I gotta get this thing right off my chest

Chorus
Black, white and grey, what can you do
What can you say?
How can they fool us today?
Hold your head up high, laugh till you cry
How can they foll us today

2nd verse
Talkin' twenty-four, seven, we're losin' what we're gettin'
They slap you down, with a call from up above
It's a window to the world
A word to every man
Just gettin' it up, we'll all do what we can
They do it all for you, much better than the rest
Hey, it's alright if you can pass the test

Repeat 1st chorus
Solo

It's all good news, we can buy and sell
Yeh! Don't stop now you can't unring a bell

Chorus
Black, white and grey, what can you do
What can you say?
How can they fool us today?
Hold your head up high, laugh till you cry
How can they foll us today
Black, white and grey, what can you do
What can you say?
How can they fool us today?
Catch the falling sky, we're all gonna die anyway

How can they fool us today?





TEARS (Paul Gilbert)


Tears
From saying goodbye
Tears
I'm sorry but I have made up my mind
I'm leaving to find a new life
A new love
And all I can tell you is never
And all I can give you are tears

Tears
Fall down from my eyes
Tears
A man never cries
He should hold them back
Hide them so no one can see
The real me
And all I can tell you is never
And all I can give you are tears

When did the love run out
I might be going out of my head
But instead
I've made up my mind
I'm leaving to find a new life
A new love
And all I can tell you is never
And all I can give you are tears
Fall down from my eyes
Tears
Ohh