Demolition, mission-man
The old boy is hating me
I've become the one, they warned me about
Oh he's gonna die before me

Long live, long live, long live the king of mercy
Long live, long live
Is there no love, I am one
The side you see, is the nasty me
Oh I am one
Love I am one
I got something to prove
And nothing to lose
Oh I am one

18 bloody roses, each a year that bled my soul
18 and numb, I'm somebody's son
Mama, look what I've become

Long live, long live, long live the king of mercy
Long live, long live
Is there no love, I am one
The side you see, is the nasty me
Oh I am one
Love I am one
I got something to prove
And nothing to lose
Oh I am one

Will he take me down to the gallows
And kill the boy inside the man
I'm just a rock and roll nigger
I know he don't know what I am

I don't see my face in the mirror
And more, or understand
Why am I the chosen one
I'm the crimson man
Long live, long live, long live the king of mercy
Long live, long live
Is there no love, I am one
The side you see, is the nasty me


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"I Am One" as written by Steve Edward Duren

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    General CommentGreatness. This is the part of "The Crimson Idol" story where Jonathan has now realized his rock star dream, touring to massive crowds everywhere. And yet he is dead inside, hollow with no soul. All anyone sees is the outside self but it's a far different story for him as he now understands his dream can't fill the hole inside.

    There are tons of parallels to real life rock stars here. It's widely believed that Blackie is drawing some parallels to his own life in this story.

    Beyond that, the music just rocks six ways to Sunday. The peak of W.A.S.P.'s career, or rather Blackie's career since by this time the rest of the original band was gone.
    tom1133815on September 11, 2019   Link

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