Shotgun Messiah
Second Coming
Relativity Records
1991

Shotgun Messiah

Second Coming

Relativity Records
1991
Format: CD and cassette

Tracks/Lyrics:
01. SEXDRUGSROCKN’ROLL 3:25
(Cody/Skold)
02. RED HOT 4:23
(Cody/Skold)
03. NOBODY’S HOME 4:44
(Cody/Skold)
04. LIVING WITHOUT YOU 4:07
(Cody/Skold)
05. HEARTBREAK BLVD 4:18
(Cody/Skold)
06. I WANT MORE 6:10
(Cody)
07. TROUBLE 4:36
(Cody/Skold)
08. RIDE THE STORM 3:59
(Cody/Skold
09. I WANNA KNOW 4:46
(Skold)
10. BABYLON 2:57
(Johansen/Thunders)
11. FREE 5:13
(Cody)
12. YOU & ME 4:15
(Cody)
13. CAN’T FOOL ME 4:00
(Skold)

LINE-UP:
TIM SKOLD – vocals
HARRY CODY – guitars
BOBBY LYCON – bass
STIXX – drums
Notes: Stixx is credited as drummer – although he was still a member of the band, the drums on ‘Second Coming’ is a mix between programmed and trigged drums.

Additional musicians:
PAT REGAN – “Silly percussion” on “I Wanna Know”

CREDITS:
Produced by Pat Regan, Tim Skold and Harry Cody
Mixed by Paul Lani
Recorded at Fortress Studios
Mixed at Suma Studios
Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Photography by Peter Dokus
Art direction by David Bett and Tim Skold

© 1991 Relativity Records, inc.

LYRICS

SEXDRUGSROCKN’ROLL (3:25)
(Subtitle: Can You Pay The Price?)

Achtung!

I got what you’re lookin’ for, baby
I got what you need
I got everything and more
I got satisfaction guaranteed

b-b-b-b-b-baby, you come knockin’ on my door
b-b-b-b-b-baby, you just gotta have some more

you know I got that magic high
an’ you’re runnin’ low
you know with me it’s do or die
it’s hit by hit and blow by blow

b-b-b-b-b-baby, you come knockin’ on my door
b-b-b-b-b-baby, you just gotta have some more

sex, drugs, rock’n’roll
name your brand of vice
sex, drugs, rock’n’roll
it’s just merchandise

you and me, we’re insane
we’re like a hit and run
you blow me, I blow your brains
not for the money, just for fun

b-b-b-b-b-baby, you come knockin’ on my door
b-b-b-b-b-baby, you just gotta have some more sex, drugs, rock’n’roll
name your brand of vice
sex, drugs, rock’n’roll
it’s just merchandise sex, drugs, rock’n’roll
name your brand of vice
sex, drugs, rock’n’roll
can you pay the price

(solo)

sex, drugs, rock’n’roll
sex, drugs, rock’n’roll
sex, drugs, rock’n’roll
look mama I’m goin’ down sex, drugs, rock’n’roll
rock bottom in tinseltown
sex, drugs, rock’n’roll
your shooting star just hit the ground sex, drugs, rock’n’roll

(Cody/Skold)

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

RED HOT (4:23)
(Subtitle: Waiting For The Wave)

hits me when I’m all alone
hits me in a crowd
feel it rippin’ thru my bones
makes me cry out loud

new crime of passion
this is what I crave, waiting for the wave
love/hate obsession

red hot
makes me wanna cry but I like it
red hot
making me so high that I like it
red hot
makes me wanna die but I like it
red hot
makes me feel red hot

nothin’ pumpin’ in my veins
nothin’ I regret
nothin’ pleasure, nothin’ pain
ain’t seen nothin’ yet

new crime of passion
this is what I crave, waiting for the wave
love/hate obsession

red hot
makes me wanna cry but I like it
red hot
making me so high that I like it
red hot
makes me wanna die but I like it
red hot
makes me feel red hot

I gotta take some time
clear my fuckin’ mind
pull the plug, erase, rewind
see what’s left behind

a blackened sheep, digging deep
anything’s up for keeps
loved, adored, admired
fuck you all, I’m tired

(solo)

new crime of passion
this is what I crave, waiting for the wave
love/hate obsession
this is what I need, give until you bleed

red hot
makes me wanna cry but I like it
red hot
making me so high that I like it
red hot
makes me wanna die but I like it
red hot
makes me feel red hot

(Cody/Skold)

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

NOBODY’S HOME (4:44)
(Subtitle: Weirdorama, Psychodome)

“If you’d like to make a call, please hang up and try again. If you need help, hang up and then dial the operator.”

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

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

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

(solo)

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

LIVING WITHOUT YOU (4:07)
(Subtitle: Don’t Flatter Yourself)

I walk the streets alone at night
a shadow in the city light
I didn’t know that love could hurt
how little broken hearts are worth

all that we had gone forever
things that we said it will never be
livin’ without you don’t bother me

if there’s a tear in my eye
it’s not for you
don’t flatter yourself
if there’s a tear in my eye
it’s not for you

we crossed our hearts and hoped to die
we swore that we would never lie
but love just slipped away somehow
baby, it’s all over now

all that we had gone forever
things that we said it will never be
livin’ without you don’t bother me

if there’s a tear in my eye
it’s not for you
don’t flatter yourself
if there’s a tear in my eye
it’s not for you

you seemed so innocent, you had me blinded
what good is all your beauty, there’s nothing behind it

(solo)

if there’s a tear in my eye
it’s not for you
don’t flatter yourself
if there’s a tear in my eye
it’s not for you

lock the door and cut the lights
I won’t be coming home tonight

(Cody/Skold)

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

HEARTBREAK BLVD (4:18)
(Subtitle: Love’s Like A Suicide)

well, she’s a pretty girl
and I don’t ask for more
you know that touch of hers makes my heart beat like it never did before

I didn’t know that anything could be this good
she makes me do things I don’t really think I should
like I don’t even care as long as she’s there
she makes me go much further than I normaly would

naa naa na-na-naa naa na-na-naa
can’t you see what you’re doin’ to me
naa naa na-na-naa naa na-na-naa
can’t you see that you’re makin’ me bleed

heartbreak boulevard
take you for a ride, mess you up inside
heartbreak boulevard
comin’ on so slow, never let you go
heartbreak boulevard
on the wild side, love’s like suicide
down on heartbreak strip

it never stays that sweet
but still you want some more
no return, no retreat, just as hooked on the stuff as you were before

I shoulda known that losin’ you would hurt this deep
I shoulda known that happiness is not for keeps
like I don’t even know which way to go
leave me alone, let me die in my sleep

naa naa na-na-naa naa na-na-naa
can’t you see what you’re doin’ to me
naa naa na-na-naa naa na-na-naa
can’t you see that you’re makin’ me bleed

heartbreak boulevard
take you for a ride, mess you up inside
heartbreak boulevard
comin’ on so slow, never let you go
heartbreak boulevard
on the wild side, love’s like suicide
down on heartbreak strip

(solo)

heartbreak boulevard
t-t-t-take you for a ride, mess you up inside
heartbreak boulevard
comin’ on so slow, never let you go
heartbreak boulevard
take you for a ride, mess you up inside
heartbreak boulevard
on the wild side, love’s like suicide
down on heartbreak strip

(Cody/Skold)

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

I WANT MORE (6:10)
(Subtitle: The Devil Loves An Open Mind)

I want more

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

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, yeah
father says the fast lane leads to hell

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, ha

(solo)

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, ha

more m-more m-more m-more m-more
more m-more m-more m-more m-more
more m-more m-more m-more m-more
more m-more m-more m-more m-more I want more

(Cody)

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

TROUBLE (4:36)
(Subtitle: Splatterpunx On Acid, Yeah)

bad seed, night breed, pulses racing top speed, yeah
you’re in trouble
vital, unbridled, damn near suicidal, yeah
you’re in trouble

mama raised a basketcase
guns for hire
I’m outta my head, yeah
mental trip to hyperspace
aim and fire
who wants to belong

over the top
shotgun action, pump it up
over the top
over the top
freak attraction, never stop

double trouble, messin’ with the best
cardiac arrest

you’re in trouble, trouble
you’re in trouble, trouble

street kid, rock vid, splatter punx on acid, yeah
you’re in trouble
head kick, sputnik, they don’t know I’m psychic, yeah
you’re in trouble

termination second base
guns for hire
I’m outta my head, yeah
cybernetic master race
aim and fire
who wants to belong

over the top
shotgun action, shoot me up
over the top
over the top
freak attraction, never stop

double trouble, messin’ with the best
cardiac arrest

you’re in trouble, trouble
you’re in trouble, trouble
look out

(solo)

you’re in trouble, trouble
you’re in trouble, trouble
you’re in trouble, trouble

bad seed, night breed, pulses racing top speed, yeah
you’re in trouble
street kid, rock vid, splatter punx on acid, yeah
you’re in trouble
trouble, trouble
trouble, trouble

(solo to fade)

(NOTE: Originally titled “Here Comes Trouble”)

(Cody/Skold)

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

RIDE THE STORM (3:59)
(Subtitle: We’re Not Meant To Be)

see the skies thru misty eyes, your mind will open the door
left behind the ties that bind, you stand and wait by the shore

oh, you crie, you see me die every night
oh, you fear, I’ve seen the tears in your eyes

we’re not meant to be, I’m far beyond your touch

we, we ride the storm, I’ll guide you home
when hope is gone
the night you say goodbye the angels will cry
you’re not alone
we ride the storm

by my side, await the tide, the pain gets lost in the deep
miss you so, it’s time to go, my soul is longing for sleep

oh, you crie, you see me die every night
oh, you fear, I’ve seen the tears in your eye

we’re not meant to be, I’m far beyond your touch

we, we ride the storm, I’ll guide you home
when hope is gone
the night you say goodbye the angels will cry
you’re not alone
we ride the storm

(solo)

we ride the storm, I’ll guide you home
when hope is gone
the night you say goodbye the angels will cry
you’re not alone
we ride the storm

(Cody/Skold)

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

I WANNA NOW (4:46)
(Subtitle: C’mon, C’mon, Let’s Go Now)

I wanna know what you feel inside
I wanna know why you hide behind

the shadows of the way you were used to be
the ruins of a theory, an old idea

there’s gotta be a better way
it’s time to say a different prayer
c’mon, c’mon, let’s go now

well, if you ask me I will tell you that it’s time now, baby
give me your hand, I promise love will take us home
there is a road and we will know it when we see it, maybe
it is the way to take us back where we belong
don’t fear, love will make us strong

I wanna know how you keep it up
I wanna know, know, know, know when you’ve had enough

you say that we’ve been here before, can’t you see
we never learn from history, obviously

there’s gotta be a better way
it’s time to say a different prayer
c’mon, c’mon, let’s go now

well, if you ask me I will tell you that it’s time now, baby
give me your hand, I promise love will take us home
there is a road and we will know it when we see it, maybe
it is the way to take us back where we belong
don’t fear, love will make us strong

inside it’s just begun
don’t wanna see it, yet it opens up your mind
shine as bright as the midday sun

(solo)

there’s gotta be a better way
it’s time to say a different prayer
c’mon, c’mon, let’s go now
c’mon, c’mon, let’s go now

well, if you ask me I will tell you that it’s time now, baby
give me your hand, I promise love will take us home
there is a road and we will know it when we see it, maybe
it is the way to take us back where we belong
don’t fear, love will make us…
don’t fear, love will make us strong
strong

love will make us strong
love l-love l-love l-love l-love l-love l-love l-love will make us
love l-love l-love l-love l-love l-love l-love l-love will make us strong

love l-love l-love l-love l-love l-love l-love l-love will make us strong
love l-love l-love l-love l-love l-love l-love l-love will make us strong

my soul to keep

(Skold)

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

BABYLON (2:57)
(Subtitle: I Gotta Get Away)

c’mon boys

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…

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, I gotta get around to Babylon

let’s go to Babylon, boys
I’m gone to Babylon

(solo)

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

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, I won’t be safe child, nobody’s safe ’till they’re in Babylon

I’m gone to Babylon

(Johansen/Thunders)

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

FREE (5:13)
(Subtitle: Now That You’re With Me)

alright, warming me up with your light
so good, feels so right
in time we’ll come together again
be there for me then

I am blinded, single minded
all my thoughts are for you

I’m free, free to live
now that you’re with me, oh
free, free to go on
now that you’re with me, oh

I love touching your body with mine
your love feels so fine

I am blinded, single minded
all my thoughts are for you

I’m free, free to live
now that you’re with me, oh
free, free to go on
now that you’re with me, oh

(solo)

free, free to live
now that you’re with me, oh
free, free to go on
now that you’re with me, oh

I’m free

(solo to fade)

(Cody)

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

YOU & ME (4:15)
(Subtitle: So You Cry, So You Hurt, So What’s New)

I’m a fake, I’m all bad, I’m all hype
whatever I say, don’t believe me
I’m a flake, ain’t it sad, I’m your type
whatever I do, you won’t leave me

stay out all night, strung out on crack
face my contempt or get stabbed in the back
fire in my eyes, frost in my heart
still you don’t wanna part

one more chance
I ask, one more chance

you and me, we were meant to be
I didn’t mean to hurt you
can’t you see, we were meant to be
I din’t mean to hurt you, baby

I’m so sly, I’m a flirt, I’m untrue
whatever I say, don’t believe me
so you cry, so you hurt, so what’s new
whatever I do, you won’t leave me

caught in the act, lie my way out
give me the benefit when there’s no doubt
think that you knew right from the start
still you don’t wanna part

one more chance
I ask, one more chance

you and me, we were meant to be
I didn’t mean to hurt you
can’t you see, we were meant to be
I din’t mean to hurt you, baby

you wait by the phone for my call
meanwhile I’m havin’ a ball
I doubt if I call you at all

you and me, meant to be
you and me, meant to be
you and me, meant to be
you and me, meant to be (to fade)

(Cody)

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

CAN’T FOOL ME (4:00)
(Subtitle: I Do My Thing)

aaah, right

I can’t walk a straight line, no
can’t stand being told what to do

I can’t take it
gotta break it down

you say I gotta straighten out
you think you know what I’m all about

you don’t own me
don’t even know me

you can’t fool me, I do what I want
control me, I do what I please
you can’t fool me, I do what I want
I do what I want, I do what I damn well please

no way I’m gonna give a damn
this time I’m not gonna play your game

I do my thing
go down fighting

you can’t fool me, I do what I want
control me, I do what I please
you can’t fool me, I do what I want
I do what I want, I do what I damn well please

you can’t fool me, I do what I want
you can’t fool me, I do what I plesase

you can’t fool me, you can’t fool me
you can just suck my…

(solo)

you can’t make me
you can’t break me
you don’t own me
don’t even know me

you can’t fool me, I do what I want
control me, I do what I please
you can’t fool me, I do what I want
I do what I want

you can’t fool me, I do what I want
control me, I do what I please
you can’t fool me, I do what I want
I do what I want, I do what I damn well please

I do what I damn well please
fuck you, man

(Skold)

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