A born killer
Bitter and twisted
Taking it out
On your mother and sister
White lie
I've been a bad boy
Does anyone know the way
Out of the freak show
Kill joy
Jonny come lately
He's taking my pain
And driving me crazy
A child star
Messing with fire
Guns in my hand
And I'm walking the wire

Could it be I'm not worth saving
Do you see
Any redemption for my soul
I believe I can make it
When the darknes comes
Down on me

Outside you got the feeling
The walrus cried out
But no one was listening
He said "happiness is a warm gun"
Give me some chances
We'll work in the long run

Could it be I'm not worth saving
Do you see
Any redemption for my soul
I believe I can make it
Whent he darkness comes
Down on me

So wasteful
And distasteful
What can we destroy

Could it be I'm not worth saving
Do you see
Any remption for my soul
I beleve I can make it
When the darkness comes
Down on me

Down on me


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    Lyric CorrectionBitter and Twisted

    Born killer, bitter and twisted
    Taking it out on your mother and sister
    White Lie, I’ve been a bad boy
    Does anyone know the way out of the freak-show

    Kill-joy, Johnny-come-lately
    He’s taking my fame, driving me crazy
    Child star, messing with fire
    Gun’s in my hand and I’m walking the wire

    Chorus
    Could it be I’m not worth saving
    Do you see any redemption for my soul
    I believe I can make it
    When the darkness comes down on me


    Outside Dakota Building
    The walrus cried out but no one was listening
    He said happiness is a warm gun
    Give peace a chance, it will work in the long run

    (chorus)

    It’s so wasteful
    And distasteful
    What can we destroy

    (chorus)
    Mark1024on October 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs from Edwin. This whole CD was pretty rocking, (Lost in America), which is unusual for Edwin, but I think it worked great, and this song is no exception! A lot of the the hard rock influence came from Pete Riley I'm sure.


    This song is of course about Mark David Chapman and his desire to gun-down John Lennon in December of 1980. Lennon's nickname was "the Walrus", he wrote the song "Happiness is a Warm Gun" for the Beatles White album, "Give Peace a Chance" was an anti-war anthem written by Lennon in 1969, and he was shot outside of his apartment building, the "Dakota building". The rest of the lyrics mostly deal with Chapman's "bitter and twisted" mindset, because he shot Lennon for no good reason except that he was mentally deranged.

    Mark1024on October 24, 2010   Link

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