I lived most of my life in New York City
Born and raised in the promised land
One day this man in black said, "Listen Jack"
Told me I was chosen to kiss the ring on his hand

He said "Kindly reconsider the sins of your past"
And I said "Mister you can kindly kiss my ass"

"Thou shalt not" - but I know what I want - "Thou shalt not"
"Thou shalt not" - but I know what I need - "Thou shalt not"

Well, the son of a bitch must be crazy
Tellin' me I'm gonna go down
I said, "this ain't the inquisition, you ain't the son of God
And I sure as hell don't give a damn"

He said, "You're long gone, can't you tell?"
And I said "Mister, if I'm goin', I'll see you in hell! Yeah!"

"Thou shalt not" - but I know what I want - "Thou shalt not"
"Thou shalt not" - but I know what I need - "Thou shalt not" - yeah
"Thou shalt not" - gotta live my life - "Thou shalt not"
"Thou shalt not" - any way I please - "Thou shalt not"

Don't even try, you know I'd die to be free, oh yeah
And you wonder why, you can't bring this guy to his knees

Cause I know what I want, yes, I know what I need
Well, I know what I want, I know what I need
Gotta live my life just the way I please, ooh yeah

Cause I know what I want, yeaaahhhhh!

"Thou shalt not", "Thou shalt not"
"Thou shalt not", "Thou shalt not"
"Thou shalt not" - but I know what I want - "Thou shalt not"
"Thou shalt not" - oh, yes I do - "Thou shalt not"
"Thou shalt not" - I'm gonna live my life - "Thou shalt not"
"Thou shalt not" - any way I choose - "Thou shalt not"
You got that right.

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Thou Shalt Not Lyrics as written by Jesse Damon Gene Simmons

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    General Comment
    Underrated song, IMO. Anyway, it's about some guy being faced with people who try to force his opinion and beliefs on him but doesn't give in and lives life his way.
    VezzyRattleheadon May 14, 2010   Link
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    Kinda reminds me of Iron Maiden's Can I play with Madness!
    Edenbeaston March 19, 2013   Link

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