"Welcome To My Nightmare" as written by Alice Cooper and Dick Wagner....
Welcome to my nightmare
I think you're gonna like it
I think you're gonna feel like you belong
A nocturnal vacation
Unnecessary sedation
You want to feel at home 'cause you belong

Welcome to my nightmare
Welcome to my breakdown
I hope I didn't scare you
That's just the way we are when we come down
We sweat and laugh and scream here
'Cause life is just a dream here
You know inside you feel right at home here

Welcome to my breakdown
Whoa
You're welcome to my nightmare
Yeah

Welcome to my nightmare
I think you're gonna like it
I think you're gonna feel that you belong
We sweat laugh and scream here
'Cause life is just a dream here
You know inside you feel right at home here
Welcome to my nightmare
Welcome to my breakdown
Yeah


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"Welcome to My Nightmare" as written by Richard Wagner Alice Cooper

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    General CommentThe whole "Welcome to my Nightmare" album is a story about Steven. The start of the story is Steven beginning his nightmare, "Welcome to my Nightmare." The nightmare begins with Steven caught in a spider's web were he believes he must obey the black widow to survive, "The Black Widow." Then in "Some Folks" Steven talks about his love for murdering women and their dead corpses. He then sings about abusing his wife in "Only Women Bleed" which leads to him dreaming of having sex with a female corpse, "Cold Ethyl." He reveals that he had a bad childhood and refuses to be a man in "Years Ago." He goes on a rampage from his lost innocence, unknowingly murdering his wife while sleep walking hearing her scream his name,STEVEN! in "Steven." He awakens and finds out that he has murdered his wife when he sees the blood stains on his hands in "The Awakening." As a result of realizing that it was no dream and that he killed his wife he tries to escape with alcohol in "Escape." He returns in other songs like, "Wing Up Toy" where he admits that he believes he is still a child and is lost in a nightmare.
    Alice Cooperon September 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow... no one has commented. well, I really like this song and listen to it when I am angry at people lol
    hollerificon June 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an awesome song and should be required to be listened too. Alice Rocks!!!
    dwfp99on January 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlice Cooper's first solo song after the band Alice Cooper disolved.
    kfe2on February 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the start of the album which is a concept album...the title says it all....the album is based on "steven" and a nightmare he goes through, alice plays steven and on the album from a 3rd person viewpoint and only rarely refers to himself as steven...( also vincent price is on this song) it's a good song and an amazing album
    harmonicaplayeron July 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha after me and a girl fell out big time!i sent her an email sayin welcome 2 my nightmare welcome 2 my breakdown n different lines lyk that n it scared tha hell outta her!
    westie1018on July 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti see this of like a tango/vampire/bluesy/emoesque/jazz dance.... very trancy...woo
    wel i did a dance like that..... the vampire body control from waking up on a bed lol
    like a little less 16 candles... but classy with alice.... even thought emo childs helped me create it XD
    unidanslesangon September 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThanks, Alice. Sorry to be so decades-slow on the uptake, but I never realized this album had quite such a dark concept behind it. I'll listen to it with greater respect (not to mention pleasure) from now on. Well done, sir!
    DeanEhrmanon May 26, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the song is about drug withdrawlal in a psych center. He thinks he deserves the symptoms of his withdrawl, but also his nightmare.
    bellyflooron November 30, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI made up a play list of songs that could have been in a Darren Shan, the character, story, and I put this song on it. He's friends with a guy named Steve, who has probably been called Steven, although he has never mentioned it. He's basically telling anyone who is reading his story "Welcome to my nightmare. There are vampires there, but they aren't what you heard about in other media. We have enemies called the vampaneze who are responsible for those crap myths you heard about in the other vampire media". Beware. If you get scared easily, then find another boo to read that isn't scary".
    seeingon May 11, 2015   Link

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