Shotgun Messiah
Violent New Breed
Relativity Records
1993

Shotgun Messiah

Violent New Breed

Relativity Records
1993
Format: CD

Tracks/Lyrics:
01. I’M A GUN 3:29
02. COME DOWN 3:11
03. VIOLENT NEW BREED 4:57
04. ENEMY IN ME 4:05
05. REVOLUTION 3:35
06. MONKEY NEEDS 3:24
07. RAIN 3:46
08. JIHAD 3:56
09. SIDE F/X 2:03
10. SEX 4:24
11. OVERKILL 3:12
12. I COME IN PEACE 3:41

All songs written by Shotgun Messiah

LINE-UP:
TIM SKOLD – vocals, bass, programming
HARRY CODY – guitars, programming
ULF “CYBERSANK” SANDQUIST – programming

CREDITS:
Produced, arranged and performed by Cybersank and Shotgun Messiah
Recorded at Atlantis Studios, Stockholm
Mixed by Stefan Glaumann at MVG Studios, Stockholm
Cover by Michael Lucero (?UC-Is-?U-Get) and Shotgun Messiah

© 1993 Relativity Records, inc.

LYRICS

I’M A GUN (3:29)

I’m a runaway missile, you’re my guiding light
oh honey, you can make me detonate
I’m the copulation of the new salvation
I am heroin an cyanide

I’m a thorn in the side of your alibi
I’m a technicolor nightmare ride
I’m a repossession of a blind obsession
I’m a chainsaw stuck in overdrive

let’s start a fire
let’s walk the wire
hell, yeah

I’m a gun, I’m second to none
I’m a gun, I’m second to none
I’m a gun

I’m a torture chamber, I’m the perfect stranger
I’m the meltdown at the nuclear plant
I’m a .357 on my way to heaven
I’m, a freight train running out of track

let’s start a fire
let’s walk the wire
hell, yeah

I’m a gun, I’m second to none
I’m a gun, I’m second to none
I’m a gun

I’m a gun, I’m second to none
I’m a gun, I’m second to none
I’m a gun

I ain’t afraid of dying
I ain’t got spit to lose
I’m gonna make the headlines
I’m gonna make the late night news
wop-bop-a-loo-bop, baby, don’t you step on my blue suede shoes

(solo)

I’m the degradation of the constellation
I’m unwritten laws in black and white
I’m a silicone chip on a powertrip
I’m an overload of megabyte

let’s start a fire
let’s walk the wire
watch me bleeding holy gasoline

I’m a gun, I’m second to none
I’m a gun, I’m second to none
I’m a gun

I’m a gun, I’m second to none
I’m a gun, I’m second to none
I’m a gun

I’m a gun, I’m second to none
I’m a gun, I’m second to none
I’m a gun

(H. Kemppainen/T. Skold)

© 1993 Warner-Chapell & Co., inc.
© 1993 Relativity Records, inc.

COME DOWN (3:11)

you like a walk on the edge
the thrill of the chase
but if you turn on the lights
you can’t see thru the haze

ain’t got no remedy
too late for you and me

so you lie thru your teeth
stick your head in the sand
try to keep up the speed
’cause you were born to slam

ain’t got no remedy
too late for you and me

try to keep your cool
try to stay in line
you may have ’em fooled but I know you better
puttin’ up a front
tellin’ ’em you’re fine
fakin’ all the moves but it just don’t matter
you may have ’em fooled but I know you better

come down
come down
come down
come down

so you’re throwing a fit
’cause of something I said
you get a kick outta pain
sometimes I wish you were dead

ain’t got no remedy
too late for you and me

try to keep your cool
try to stay in line
you may have ’em fooled but I know you better
puttin’ up a front
tellin’ ’em you’re fine
fakin’ all the moves but it just don’t matter
you may have ’em fooled but I know you better

come down
come down
come down
come down

I hear voices calling your name
outta choices, stuck in the game

(solo)

ain’t got no remedy
too late for you and me

try to keep your cool
try to stay in line
you may have ’em fooled but I know you better
puttin’ up a front
tellin’ ’em you’re fine
fakin’ all the moves but it just don’t matter

try to keep your cool
try to stay in line
you may have ’em fooled but I know you better
puttin’ up a front
tellin’ ’em you’re fine
fakin’ all the moves but it just don’t matter
you may have ’em fooled but I know you better

come down
come down
come down
come down

(H. Kemppainen/T. Skold)

© 1993 Warner-Chapell & Co., inc.
© 1993 Relativity Records, inc.

VIOLENT NEW BREED (4:57)

you gotta go with the flow
you gotta do as you’re told
you gotta reap what you sow

you better slow down easy
not too fast
you gotta pay your dues, boy
pass the test
and if you think you’re immune
you’re going down with the rest

the power preaching deceit
rewarding hatred and greed
corrosion
inseminating belief
create a violent new breed
corrosion

well, if you work real hard, show respect
do your duty and don’t object
looks like you’re fitting the mold
so don’t start acting suspect

the power preaching deceit
rewarding hatred and greed
corrosion
inseminating belief
create a violent new breed
corrosion

the power preaching deceit
rewarding hatred and greed
corrosion

(solo)

corrosion
corrosion

the power preaching deceit
rewarding hatred and greed
corrosion
inseminating belief
create a violent new breed
corrosion

the power preaching deceit
rewarding hatred and greed
corrosion
inseminating belief
create a violent new breed
corrosion

corrosion

(H. Kemppainen/T. Skold)

© 1993 Warner-Chapell & Co., inc.
© 1993 Relativity Records, inc.

ENEMY IN ME (4:05)

I can feel my body is beginning to rebel now
nothing I can do, I’m turning into something else now
don’t know how much longer I can hide it from my friends
alien intelligence parading in my skin

God, I’m so tired, I can’t fight anymore
inside I’m burning, I’m losing this war

there’s an enemy in me
enemy, enemy
there’s an enemy in me

whirling to the ground, ground into the world
little tiny pieces are beginning to emerge

God, I’m so tired, I can’t fight anymore
inside I’m burning, I’m losing this war

stop me

there’s an enemy in me
enemy, enemy
there’s an enemy in me

there’s an enemy in me
enemy, enemy
there’s an enemy in me

looking in the mirror, man, you really couldn’t tell
feeling like I’m screaming from the bottom of a well
you were getting comfortable with who I used to be
hate to disappoint you but it really isn’t me

God, I’m so tired, I can’t fight anymore
inside I’m burning, I’m losing this war

kill me

there’s an enemy in me
enemy, enemy
there’s an enemy in me

there’s an enemy in me
enemy, enemy
there’s an enemy in me

(solo)

God, I’m so tired, I can’t fight anymore
inside I’m burning, I’m losing this war

there’s an enemy in me
enemy, enemy
there’s an enemy in me

there’s an enemy in me
enemy, enemy
there’s an enemy in me

there’s an enemy in me
enemy, enemy
there’s an enemy in me

there’s an enemy in me
enemy, enemy
there’s an enemy in me

enemy in me, enemy in me
enemy in me, enemy in me

(H. Kemppainen/T. Skold)

© 1993 Warner-Chapell & Co., inc.
© 1993 Relativity Records, inc.

REVOLUTION (3:35)

got me on the edge
got me freakin’ out
can I trust my doctor when he says there is no doubt
I’m alive
yeah, alive

burning up the streets
pounding in my brain
I know it’s getting closer, feel it ripping thru my veins
I’m alive
yeah, alive

welcome to the end of the world

something’s coming, feel it in my soul
revolution
streets in fire, heads are gonna roll
revolution

no use running, nowhere left to go
it’s coming, something’s gotta blow

burning in my flesh
breeding in the night
I’m running thru a tunnel, getting closer to the light
I’m alive
yeah, alive

here we go again, my name tag’s on my toe
but, mister, I’m still breathing and I really gotta know
I’m alive
so fuckin’ ‘live

welcome to the end of the world

something’s coming, feel it in my soul
revolution
streets in fire, heads are gonna roll
revolution

no use running, nowhere left to go
it’s coming, something’s gotta blow

(solo)

something’s coming, feel it in my soul
revolution
streets in fire, heads are gonna roll
revolution

no use running, nowhere left to go
revolution
it’s coming, something’s gotta blow
revolution

(wailin’ time…)

no use running, nowhere left to go
it’s coming, something’s gotta blow

(H. Kemppainen/T. Skold)

© 1993 Warner-Chapell & Co., inc.
© 1993 Relativity Records, inc.

MONKEY NEEDS (3:24)

monkey
I got no money left to spend on you
monkey
why don’t you leave me alone
monkey
I’ve had enough of all that attitude
monkey
why don’t you just go away

take a look and see what it did to me
I’m going crazy
and it really don’t matter
’cause it ain’t getting better

monkey needs
leave me alone
monkey wants
I’m being crucified
monkey needs
leave me alone
the razor wire’s pulling tighter, I can’t fight it
monkey needs

monkey
I got no room in here for you no more
monkey
why can’t you just leave me be
monkey
I’m fighting fire, pissing gasoline
monkey
there’s nothing left to destroy

take a look and see what it did to me
I’m going crazy
and it really don’t matter
’cause it ain’t getting better

monkey needs
leave me alone
monkey wants
I’m being crucified
monkey needs
leave me alone
the razor wire’s pulling tighter, I can’t fight it
monkey needs

(solo)

monkey needs
leave me alone
monkey wants
I’m being crucified
monkey needs
leave me alone
the razor wire’s pulling tighter, I can’t fight it
monkey needs

living low, dying high
be an angel in the sky (monkey wants)
hit me with another and then hang me out to dry (monkey needs)
living low, dying high
be an angel in the sky
the razor wire’s pulling tighter, I can’t fight it
monkey needs

(H. Kemppainen/T. Skold)

© 1993 Warner-Chapell & Co., inc.
© 1993 Relativity Records, inc.

RAIN (3:46)

so much for your attitude
push comes shove, you let me down, yeah
always had a lot to prove
always running out of bounds, yeah

I’ll take you down

rain
another rain to wash away this blood
Cain
my brother, I always thought you understood
rain
another rain to wash away this blood
rain
rain
rain

chew you up and spit you out
leave you on your goddamn knees, yeah
four long years of killing drought
now I’m bringing on the sea, yeah

I’ll take you down

rain
another rain to wash away this blood
Cain
my brother, I always thought you understood
rain
another rain to wash away this blood
rain
rain

rain
another rain to wash away this blood
Cain
my brother, I always thought you understood
rain
another rain to wash away this blood
rain
rain
rain

(solo)

rain
another rain to wash away this blood
Cain
my brother, I always thought you understood
rain
another rain to wash away this blood
rain
rain

rain
another rain to wash away this blood
Cain
my brother, I always thought you understood
rain
another rain to wash away this blood
rain
rain
rain

(H. Kemppainen/T. Skold)

© 1993 Warner-Chapell & Co., inc.
© 1993 Relativity Records, inc.

JIHAD (5:56)

passed out on the Tel Aviv offramp
shot down, got too close to the sun
burned out like a molotov cocktail
payback is the thrill of the hunt

and I know you can never question
a divine suggestion
like a sick obsession
give in, you got nowhere to turn, yeah

where are you gonna run to now
where are you gonna hide
where are you gonna run to now
it will be cold and lonely

until judgement day comes
and justice has won

non stop on a flight going nowhere
got lost where the horses run free
blacked out in a sweet smelling coma
broke down on a killing spree

and I know you can never question
a divine suggestion
like a sick obsession
give in, you got nowhere to turn, yeah

where are you gonna run to now
where are you gonna hide
where are you gonna run to now
it will be cold and lonely

until judgement day comes
and justice has won
my kingdom come, my will be done
and justice has won

caught dead at the scene of the crime
like a revelation in desperation
replay at the end of the game
with the mob demanding; let justice be done

where are you gonna run to now
where are you gonna hide
where are you gonna run to now
it will be cold and lonely

until judgement day comes
and justice has won
my kingdom come, my will be done
and justice has won

you can never question
a divine suggestion
like a sick obsession
give in, you got nowhere to turn, yeah

(H. Kemppainen/T. Skold)

© 1993 Warner-Chapell & Co., inc.
© 1993 Relativity Records, inc.

SIDE F/X (2:03)

I’ve got Jesus in my faxmachine
I saw Ho-Chi Minh down at Burger King
I dated Elvis as a drag queen
and I still don’t understand a fucking thing

I heard the voice of Buddha from the kitchen sink
he said “burn thine PC as an offering”
I’ve been diagnosed as the missing link
but I still don’t understand a fucking thing

fill the hole in my head with static
pump away, away
love’s a semi-automatic
God’s hooked up on life support
shoot me up
inject
abort

the side effects are half the fun

fill the hole in my head with static
pump away, away
love’s a semi-automatic
God’s hooked up on life support
shoot me up
eject
delete

the side effects are half the fun
the side effects are half the fun
the side effects are half the fun
the side effects are half the fun

(H. Kemppainen/T. Skold)

© 1993 Warner-Chapell & Co., inc.
© 1993 Relativity Records, inc.

SEX (4:24)

who will be your saviour
baby, who you gonna trust
come, let me deprave you
be a martyr for my lust

want you all the time
oh, have I got something for you
want you from behind
anyhting you wanna do
want you sixty-nine
oh, no

hot and alive I’m coming inside
wishing we could burn forever

sex
sex

love has got a rhythm
and it doesn’t miss a beat
flesh for absolution
tie me up and set me free

want you all the time
man, have I got something for you
want you from behind
anyhting you wanna do
want you sixty-nine
oh, no

hot and alive I’m coming inside
wishing we could burn forever

sex
baby, suffer some for me
sex
gotta walk the edge to see
sex
give me sweet humility
sex

minutes turn to hours
hours turn to days
descend into oblivion
heaven sen ablaze

(solo)

hot and alive I’m coming inside
wishing we could…

sex
baby, suffer some for me
sex
gotta walk the edge to see
sex
give me sweet humility
sex
suffer some for me

sex will be your saviour
baby, who you gonna trust
sex, let me deprave you
be a martyr for my lust

sex has got a rhythm
and it doesn’t miss a beat
sex for absolution
tie me up and set me free

sex

(H. Kemppainen/T. Skold)

© 1993 Warner-Chapell & Co., inc.
© 1993 Relativity Records, inc.

OVERKILL (3:12)

superhuman pushing the edge
oh, so dementedly fit
razor rippin’ surgical smiles
suck the blood from my lip

young punks on dope
the living dead

overkill
selfinduced insanity in a pill
overkill
virtual reality in a pill

synaesthesia temple of glass
my conscience slowly dissolves
fallen angels fallen from grace
die for a probable cause, yeah

young punks on dope
the living dead

overkill
selfinduced insanity in a pill
overkill
virtual reality in a pill

I’ve been shaking for a long time, baby
poison in my system
saw Judas and I kissed him
transmutating with nowhere to go
poison in my system
apocalypse now

overkill
selfinduced insanity in a pill
overkill
virtual reality in a pill

overkill
selfinduced insanity in a pill
overkill
virtual reality in a pill

overkill
selfinduced insanity in a pill

(H. Kemppainen/T. Skold)

© 1993 Warner-Chapell & Co., inc.
© 1993 Relativity Records, inc.

I COME IN PEACE (3:41)

I’m the fire
I will cleanse your soul, I’ll pick your bones
I’m the liar
I will be your guide in the dark unknown
I’m the thief
I’m a death machine out of hate concieved
I am grief
I’m thousandfold, I defy belief

you got what you wanted
you got what you need
I am the ultimate law

I come in peace

you got what you wanted
you got what you need
I am the ultimate law

I come in peace
I come in peace

I am hate
I’m the hurt you feel, I’m the pain within
I am fate
I’m eternal lies, I’m the king of sin

you got what you wanted
you got what you need
I am the ultimate law

I come in peace
I come in peace

I’m a death machine, I’m thousandfold, I defy belief
I come in peace
I come in peace
I come in peace

(solo)

I come in peace
I’m a death machine, I’m thousandfold, I defy belief
I come in peace

I come in peace
I come in peace

I come in peace
I’m a death machine, I’m thousandfold, I defy belief
I come in peace

I come in peace

(H. Kemppainen/T. Skold)

© 1993 Warner-Chapell & Co., inc.
© 1993 Relativity Records, inc.