"Cleansed By Fire" as written by Alice Cooper, Mark Hudson, Steve Dudas and Bud Saylor....
I don't know but I've been told
The streets of hell are paved with gold
Crazy, crazy
You told me that nothing's free
Except my own insanity
Crazy, maybe
Wake me, shake me
Wake me, shake me

You offer me the world and all its wealth
All for myself
You promised me a life eternally
And drink to my health
I may seem only half-glued
But I can see right through you

Burn it up, burn it down
Burn this sucker to the ground
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Going, going, going, gone
There's a party going on
And on, and on, and on

Do you think I don't know who you are
A fallen star
When I feel my soul scream out at night
I know you're not far
You need a better disguise
This one won't win any prize

Burn it up, burn it down
Burn this sucker to the ground
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Going, going, going, gone
There's a party going on
And on, and on, and on

Cleansed by fire, cleansed by fire
I may seem only half-glued
But I can see right through you

What about dark
What about light
What about wrong
What about right
What about death
What about sin
What about the web you're trying to spin

What about truth
What about life
What about glory
What about Christ
What about peace
What about love
What about faith in God above
What about war
What about hell
What if I stumble
What if I fell
What about blood
What about greed
And all of these things you're offering me

Yeah, what about me, little me
You lose and I win
You couldn't suck me in
It's over, you have no power
You're lost
And I'm found
And I'm Heaven bound
Go back to where you belong
To where you fell
Go to hell


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"Cleansed by Fire" as written by Mark Hudson Alice Cooper

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    General CommentThis song rocks beyond anything!! It's so damn cool. To me it's all about Angel vs Wolfram & Hart. The lyrics fits in a scary literal way. Listening to this song gets your adrenaline pumping like nothing else. Rock on!!
    Anraon October 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the final songs from the concept album, and at this point in the story, the person relaizes that the ring leaders promises are hollow and only an attempt to get his soul...so he is fighting back against the evil.
    gatsby14on June 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've read the comic book that comes along with the album, and parts of this lyric show up when the boy (i don't remember his name) tells Alice C,ooper to go back to hell and he's bravery causes he entire freakshow abandoned theater to burn down, and the good guy finally wins.
    pijuyoon September 28, 2008   Link

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