Shotgun Messiah
I Want More
Relativity Records
1992

Shotgun Messiah

I Want More

Relativity Records
1992
Format: CD EP

Tracks/Lyrics:
01. I WANT MORE 4:20
(Cody)
02. SEARCH AND DESTORY 3:30
(Williamsson/Pop)
03. 53RD AND 3RD 2:47
(Hyman/Cummings/Colvin/Ederly)
04. BABYLON 3:14
(Johansen/Thunders)
05. NOBODY’S HOME 4:27
(Cody/Skold)

Notes.
• “I Want More” and “Babylon” are re-recorded versions of the very same songs from ‘Second Coming’, almost identical in arrangement but with a little rougher sounding.
• “Nobody’s Home” is an acoustic version of the dito.

LINE-UP:
TIM SKOLD – vocals
HARRY CODY – guitars
BOBBY LYCON – bass
STIXX – drums

CREDITS:
Co-produced by Pat Regan, Harry Cody and Tim Skold
Recorded and mixed at Fortress Studios
Cover photo by Bill Thomas
Band photo by Andy O’Beirne/MWA

© 1992 Relativity Records, inc.

LYRICS

I WANT MORE (6:10)

I want more

people call me rebel
hard to reach
well I just don’t subscribe to the shit you preach

stay on the path, don’t you play in the dirt
nobody move, nobody gets hurt
the devil loves an open mind
touch yourself and you go blind
nobody gets hurt

if that’s what life is for
why do I want more (I want more)
why do I want more (I want more)
gotta live today
cuz when I’m old it’s too late
won’t let it slip away

mother cries and wonders
where she failed
father says the fast lane leads to hell

(Cody)

© 1991 Shotgun Messiah
© 1991 Relativity Records, inc.
88561-1060-2

SEARCH AND DESTROY (3:30)

I’m a street walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm
I’m a runaway son of the nuclear A-bomb
I am a world’s forgotten boy
the one who searches and destroys

honey, gotta help me please
somebody gotta save my soul
baby, detonate for me

look out honey, ’cause I’m using technology
ain’t got time to make no apology
soul radiation in the dead of night
love in the middle of a fire fight

honey, gotta strike me blind
somebody gotta save my soul
baby, penerate my mind

and I’m the world’s forgotten boy
the one who’s searchin’, searchin’ to destroy
and honey I’m the world’s forgotten boyt
the one who’s searchin’, searchin’ to destroy

forgotten boy, forgotten boy
forgotten boy said hey forgotten boy

(Pop/Williamson)

© 1973 Screens Gem-Emsburg Music/Strait Music/James Osterberg Music (BMI)
Originally recorded by Iggy & The Stooges on the 1973 album “Raw Power”

53rd AND 3rd (2:47)

if you think you can, well, come on man
I was a green beret in Vietnam
no more of your fairy stories
’cause I got my other worries

53rd and 3rd
standing on the street
53rd and 3rd
I’m tryin’ to turn a trick
53rd and 3rd
you’re the one they never pick
53rd and 3rd
don’t it make you feel sick?

if you think you can, well, come on man
I was a green beret in Vietnam
said no more of your fairy stories
’cause I got my other worries

53rd and 3rd
standing on the street
53rd and 3rd
I’m tryin’ to turn a trick
53rd and 3rd
you’re the one they never pick
53rd and 3rd
don’t it make you feel sick?

then I took out my razor blade
then I did what God forbade
now the cops are after me
but I proved that I’m no sissy

53rd and 3rd
standing on the street
53rd and 3rd
I’m tryin’ to turn a trick
53rd and 3rd
you’re the one they never pick
53rd and 3rd
don’t it make you feel sick?

53rd and 3rd
53rd and 3rd
53rd and 3rd
53rd and 3rd
53rd and 3rd
53rd and 3rd
53rd and 3rd
53rd and 3rd

(Note: Lyrics in italic sung by Bobby Lycon)

(Hyman/Cummings/Colvin/Ederlyi)

© 1976 Bleu Disque Music Co., Inc./Taco Tunes, Inc. All rights adm. by WB Music Corp.
Originally recorded by the Ramones on their self-titled debut album “The Ramones” (1976).

BABYLON (2:57)

wow, when I woke up this morning boys, I was gone
my girlfriend asked me where do I come from
put my face up in the mirror just to clock my wares
first thing I know I gotta get outta here, go back to

Babylon
I gotta get away to Babylon
I can’t stay ‘cuz in Babylon
havin’ too much fun ‘cuz of Babylon

I gotta run, I can’t look back
I gotta get back, I gotta get down to Babylon

I’m gone to Babylon

I was just drivin’ ’round tonight boys but I was gone
when the coppers asked me where do I come from
one looks at my cards, one checks my I.D.
with this junk on my face it’s so easy to see, I’m from

I gotta get around to Babylon

she’s been massagin’ all day but she’s thinkin’ ’bout you Daddy
an’ thinkin’ ‘bot you Daddy ’till they all go away
so when she’s up there dancin’ she’s a tryin’ to make a buck
tryin’ to grind ’em to some nightrain
tryin’ to give ’em all the luck of

I won’t be safe child
nobody’s safe ’till they’re in Babylon
I’m gone to Babylon

(D. Johansen/J. Thunders)

© 1973 Seldax/Haverstraw/ASCAP
© 1991 Relativity Records, inc.
88561-1060-2

Originally recorded by the New York Dolls on their self-titled debut album “New York Dolls” (1973).

NOBODY’S HOME (4:44)

just another day
livin’ in a dream
doesn’t make no difference
nothin’s what it seems
I’ve had it up to here
gotta get away
think I’m goin’ crazy
don’t know what I say

I would go insane
if I had a brain

weirdorama psychodome
the lights are out but nobody’s home
weirdorama psychodome
the lights are out but nobody’s home
nobody’s home

majorly confused
don’t know what to feel
soon I’m gonna lose it
nothin’ is forreal

me I’m just like you
I don’t have a clue

gettin’ lovey dovey with my semi-automatic
trippin’ on acid and TV static
civilization turned creature feature
the Jung at heart are going back to Nietzsche
leave name and number after the tone
‘cuz nobody’s home

(Cody/Skold)

© 1991 Shotgun Messiah
© 1991 Relativity Records, inc.
88561-1060-2