"Pain" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
I'm hidden in the scream
When the virgin dies
I'm the ache in the belly
When your baby cries
And I'm the burnin' sensation
When the convict fries

I'm pain
I'm your pain
Unspeakable pain
I'm your private pain

And I'm the compound fracture
In the twisted car
And I'm the lines on the face
Of the tramp at the bar
And I'm the reds by the bed
Of the suicide star

You know me- I'm pain
I'm your pain
Your own private pain
Unfathomable pain

And it's a compliment to me
To hear you screamin' through the night
All night
Tonight

I'm the holes in your arm
When you're feeling the shakes
I'm the lump on your head
When you step on the rake

And I'm the loudest one laughing
At the saddest wake

Yes I'm pain
I'm just pain
Dear old pain
You need your pain

And I'm the loudest one laughing
At the saddest wake

I'm the salt in the sweat
On the cuts of the slaves
I was the wound in the side
While Jesus prayed
I was the filthiest word
At the vandalized grave

Yes, pain
Do you love me pain
I love my pain
I'm your pain

It's a compliment to me
To hear you screamin' through the night
All night
Tonight


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    General CommentI was 13 when the album Flush the Fashion came out and my brother bought it. It was the first I'd ever heard of Alice Cooper and it became one of those records that I'd fall back on when I got sick of whatever else I was listening to.

    Talk Talk, Clones and this song will always be the essential Alice Cooper in my mind, especially this one. Pain, along with Steven and The Awakening from Welcome to my Nightmare, fed to my early teen brain exactly the sort of scary lyrical imagery it craved.

    Overall, not a slavish fan, but he had some great songs and this was one of em.
    monkeyfishfrogon July 25, 2008   Link

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