Restroom magicians
Mescaline visions
Pink riots and pigmen
In the city streets

And in the gutters
Distorted colors
At the end of the rainbow
Our copper turns gold

In the discotheque the strobe pulsates
As punks and junkies masturbate
Their burning bodies permeate
In ecstasy and altered states

The city is alive tonight
The city is alive tonight

All the pretty queers revolt in leather
While kings and queens forecast the weather
Here come the vaudeville assassins
High on cocaine and vitamins

The city is alive tonight
The city is alive tonight

I am the owner of a curious organ
You are the dogma of the porcelain angels
Hypodermic boyfriend
You'll never be forgiven
Say goodbye and let it go
Let it go

The feminine police
Are crucified in bleach
Dirty and diseased
Unable to get clean
The feminine police
Are crucified in bleach
Dirty and diseased
Unable to get clean

All the pretty queers revolt in leather
While kings and queens forecast the weather
Here come the vaudeville assassins
High on cocaine and vitamins

The city is alive tonight
The city is alive tonight




Lyrics submitted by Harry Manback


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    General Comment:Well Todd Smith of DFD quoted that alot of his material on this album he used the writing style of Neil Fallon (Clutch) just writing whatever sounded good.

    Even if he did use that writing technique on this song, I would say it is about the many gay/aids protestors in the 80's demaning support from the U.S. government to search for a vaccine.

    "Hypodermic boyfriend.
    You’ll never be forgiven.
    Say goodbye and let him go.
    Let him go.
    The feminine police are crucified in bleach.
    Dirty and diseased,
    Unable to get clean. "

    aids can be contracted through blood, like a hypodermic needle...the hypodermic boyfriend (having aids) leading another man on, giving him the aids virus. He will never be forgiven for it. The feminine police being the many gay police that conquered Los Angeles, dirty and diseased with aids that cannot be cured.

    Just my thought, I could be wrong but definately one of my favorite DFD songs.
    SystemBrandenon February 23, 2005   Link

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