"Steven" as written by Robert A. Ezrin and Alice Cooper....
I don't want to see you go
I don't even want to be there
I will cover up my eyes
And pray it goes away

You've only lived a minute of your life
I must be dreaming, please stop screaming

I don't like to hear you cry
You just don't know how deep that cuts me
So I will cover up my eyes
And it will go away

You've only lived a minute of your life
I must be dreaming, please stop screaming

Steven, Steven, I hear my name
Steven, is someone calling me?
I hear my name! Steven
That icy breath that whispers screams of pain

I don't want to feel you die
But if that's the way that God has planned you
I'll put pennies on your eyes
And it will go away, see?

You've only lived a minute of your life
I must be dreaming

Is someone calling me? No
I think I hear a voice, it's outside the door

Steven, I hear my name
Steven, is someone calling me?
I hear my name

Steven, what do you want?
Steven, what do you want?
What do you want? What do you want?
What do you want?

Steven, Steven, Steven
I hear my name

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"Steven" as written by Bob Ezrin Alice Cooper

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    General CommentThis record is a concept album about a necropheliac serial killer. The killer is Steven (Sr.) - by the time we get to the song Steven, it is about his unborn child Steven Jr. and the murder of the mother because, as a living woman, she just didn't turn him on.

    All three tell their stories in this song, and there is a fourth character - the deep voice - that is supposed to be an angelic figure that takes away the soul of Steven Jr. during the cutting out of the baby phase of the killing.

    This was the first killing for Steven - He has come to identify himself with spiders as killing is considered natural to them, and if he is a spider, then he is not insane.

    The conclusion to this story is the record - Along Came a Spider.
    SaraThustraon August 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI haven't read through all the lyrics of the Welcome to My Nightmare album, but considering this song goes the most with "Years Ago", the way I see it is that a man's child (steven) was deformed ("broken inside Mom") and died only a few minutes after birth. This made the father go insane and create his child again as another one of his own personalities, where this child began to grow up. This is just a thought though. Even if its wrong, it's pretty cool, right?
    JofaGuhton December 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYears Ago, Steven and The Awakening are three parts to the one story. I think its about a man who k has a split personality; part of him is still a little boy. He is crazy and mixed up and in his mind (the man's and the little boys mind) his wife and mother are the same person (hmm is this making any sense??) Hence his wife is calling his name but in his psychotic state he thinks its his mum calling. Its kinda a fight for his manhood - maybe both his wife and mother are very dominating. He snaps and kills his wife because she keeps calling his name and while he is killing her he is in some kinda weird state
    of denial "I must be dreaming please stop screaming" In "The Awakening" he wakes up from this dream state and sees "crimson spots" and goes looking for his wife but realises that the "crimson spots" signifying blood are dripping from his hand and he sings "they make me feel like a man" Please someone respond to this as I would like to know other people's thoughts.
    MidNiteOilon February 26, 2005   Link
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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 CommentThis song is totally amazing. Someone shed light on it...
    H-bombon July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim not quite sure, but its a freaky song, i think its about someone who has a loved one dying or something and they're trying to make it the suffering go away, "i'll put pennies on your eyes" the anchient greeks put pennies on the eyes of their dead to pay the boatman so they can get into the underworld instead of roaming the beach for eternity
    d_coxon September 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits a fuckin amazing song and cooper is fuckin amazing...im goin to see him october 9th 2002 :D
    pimpin__stoneron September 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentListen to the entire album. It's about the babysitter, and he killed the kid...
    kkhx3on June 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about the death of a child
    sazbo-19on September 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti dont like to hear you cry, you just dont know how deep that cuts me... GREAT LINES!
    pinkfloyd_atreyuon March 20, 2005   Link

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