Song Lyrics

 

 

 

Ballad of the Lonely Fish

Lyrics by Danielle de Picciotto

 

See the little fish

Swimming in the pond

Never knew the sea

Never knew beyond

Couldn’t learn to fly

Didn’t have no wings

Doomed to be encased

In their dark birthplace.

 

Little specks of light

Shining through the green

Golden in their cage

Peering through the screen

All those little fish

Dreaming of the sea

Borne to bear a fate

That’s not meant for me

 

I left for the stream

Leaving all behind

Rather be alone

Than stone blind

Flying in the face

Of necessity

Never will I stop

Trying to be free.

 

I slip through the bars

Of the prison cell

Laughing at the rules

Knocking off the bells

I leap over walls

Meant to fence me in

Growling at the dogs

Tearing at my skin

Silent like a shark

I aim my attack

Striking like a flash

Slashing at the pack

Silky like an eel

I slip through the grasp

Of the knotted fist

Pointed towards the past

 

I feel no remorse

Over things gone by

My road leads me on

Towards the bright blue sky

Through the looking glass

I can clearly see

Creatures great and tall

Beckoning me

 

Floating up the stream

Downing luxury

Celebrating fate

Always spoiling me

Smirking in the face

Of sobriety

I swim through the falls

Somersaulting glee

Leaving gloom behind

Clarity ahead

I’ve learned how to fly

All my burdens shed

Breaking through the shell

Of the tight cocoon

Shattering the spell

Of the rigid rules

Greeting my new friends

Found along the way

In glory do I bathe

On a sunny day

Jumping through the stream

Bolting through the waves

I have shed my skin

Bareback like a brave

 

I slip through the bars

Of the prison cell

Laughing at the rules

Knocking of the bells

I leap over walls

Meant to fence me in

Growling at the dogs

Tearing at my skin

Silent like a shark

I aim my attack

Striking like a flash

Slashing at the pack

Silky like an eel

I slip through the grasp

Of the knotted fist

Pointed towards the past

I feel no remorse

Over things gone by

 

My road leads me on

Towards the bright blue sky

Through the looking glass

I can clearly see

Creatures great and tall

Beckoning me

 

See the little fish

Swimming in the pond

Never knew the sea

Never saw beyond

When I see those fish

I prefer to be

Always on my own

Striving to be free.

 

 

 

Hickory, Dickory Dock

Lyrics by Danielle de Picciotto

 

Hickory Dickory Dock

The Mouse ran up the clock

The mouse is me,

I don’t know how to stop

I hate the race, I hate the pace

I need some airspace.

 

Little Tommy Tucker

He sings for his supper

And so will I until I die

Until I die.

 

Chorus

Skip, Skip, Skip to my Lou

Skip to my Lou my darlin

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily

Life is but a dream

 

Georgy, Porgy, Pudding and Pie

He kissed the girls and made me cry

When the girls came out to play he made me stay

And watch him play

I watched him play around all day

And then I hit his head

So hard it bled

And then I ran away.

 

Poor Little Joan, she’ s always alone

Alone like a stone that’s got no home

Like a bone….

 

Little Betty Blue lost her holiday shoe

What shall little Betty do?

Go to the fair in a wheel chair

An put up a sign

An call herself a rhythm sayer.

 

 

On The Road

Lyrics by Danielle de Picciotto

 

I don’t look back no more

Don’t waste the time

I’ve left my home for good

Wasn’t really mine

Some call it misery, some call it joy

I call it destiny, my real McCoy

 

Chorus

I’ve seen the ships leave shore

Birds turn to flames

I’ve heard a wild beast cry tied up in chains

I’ve seen the sidewalks roll

Tall buildings sway

The light of a dark dawn turn into day

 

Rainfall can’t stop us now

Neither can snow

Once you have left the town

Towards tomorrow

I watch the fields fly by

Signposts and streets

Seen from an eagle’s eye this world’s complete

 

My love sleeps next to me

His hand in mine

Our dual certainty makes our sun shine

Distance forms symmetry

Poetry is formed

Don’t need security

This world’s my home.

 

 

 

The Circuit

Lyrics by Danielle de Picciotto

 

Good evening

Ladies and Gentlemen

Welcome to the Outlaws Circuit

The greatest show on earth

We are here to entertain you and

Help you go mad

Sing of famed criminals

And of fun that they had

Show you the freaks and the geeks

The globe of death and the Chinese pole

Fun for all that don’t like peg holes

An don’t care about self control

 

I drink to all misfits and hail them with pride

Show your misfortunes you don’t have to hide

Throw up your money, destroy all your ties

Mow down the Larry, the agents, the spies

Don’t let them ask you why you have gone mad

Ask them why they haven’t locked up your dad

No one can tell you how bad you have been

Unless they themselves have lived without sin.

 

Chorus

 

Bring out the outcast and give him a hand

Here is our gypsy and there is our band

We want the crippled, the carneys the blind

The tattooed, the bearded and all the affined

This is the fun fair so lets celebrate

The hookers, the gangsters, the prison inmate

The bald man, the small fan and his bed of nails

These are the players of all the real tales.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen

Come closer, have a seat

Don’t be scared

You can touch, you can stare

We won’t bite

Spend all night

With our human oddities

Our pickled punks

The Fiji Mermaid

Or Congo the killer ape

We got magic tricks

Giant rats, get your fix

Get in good people

An let your hair hang down!

 

I drink to the wanderers that have left their home

In search of a side show that they call their home

Not bending to rules that they know are wrong

Stubborn, an willful, an proud and head strong

The biker, the brawler, the drinker, the nerd

The one legged dancer that looks like a bird

The sad lookin man with the big bulbous nose

Loosen the knot of the swinging gallows

 

Ladies and Gentlemen

Don’t leave yet

Things are coming

That you won’t forget

The Human pyramid

The hula-hoop girl an more

You won’t find what we’ve got

in your neighborhood store

Drop your misgivings

And let yourself jump

See the contortionist,

She’ll make your heart thump

We’ve got the joyrides

The hotdogs, the beer

All poison you need

We got it right here

 

So what you must know is there’s no turning back

Once you have left the righteous man’s path

We want the sinful, we don’t like the rules

Bright colored costumes, tigers and fools

Fat bearded ladies and four legged clowns

We want the clashes, be run out of town

We don’t want medals, we just want to stun

Come to our circuit and lets have some fun!

 

 

 

The Hitmans’s Heel

Lyrics by Danielle de Picciotto

 

No one knows the future

Or how the world will turn

Life is but a mirror

In which we crash or burn

 

Let the storm grow stronger

Try to make me kneel

I know I won’t go under

Saved by the Hitman’s heel

 

Passin’ hours take us

To an end we do not know

But when we meet our maker

Each step we took will show

 

Let the waves crash higher

Try to make me kneel

I know I won’t go under

Saved by the Hitman’s heel

 

The Lord will never tell you

If you’re right or wrong

But grails will be uncovered

As soon as you leave town

 

Let the rain down harder

Try to make me kneel

I know I won’t go under

Saved by the Hitman’s heel

 

Have you solved the riddles

Have you tried séance

Or played a game of checkers

With the poker-face of chance

 

Let the blows come fallin’

Try to make me kneel

I know I won’t go under

Saved by the Hitman’s heel

 

Have you heard the peacock

Who always screams for help

He sits in trees and watches

The worlds around him fail

 

Let the wind grow colder

Try to make me kneel

I know I won’t go under

Saved by the Hitman’s heel

 

Blow the fire Jeremiah

The walls come tumblin’ down

Mad sin’s taken over

A waltz of black-eyed clowns

 

Let the sandstorm burn me

Try to make me kneel

I know I won’t go under

Saved by the Hitman’s heel

 

The blind are running blindly

They’re scramblin’ up the hill

But there is no embankment

To keep from getting’ killed

 

Let the rain fall harder

Try to make me kneel

I know I won’t go under

Saved by the Hitman’s heel

 

We won’t know the answers

We will not hear the horns

Angels cannot help us

Until true love is born

 

Let the locusts eat the crops

Try to make me kneel

I know I won’t go under

Saved by the Hitman’s heel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Is Passin'

Lyrics by Danielle de Picciotto

 

Do you hear how time is passin’

Can you see his frownin’ face

He ain’t here for jokes or laughter

He is here to state his case

He knows nothing lasts forever

He’s seen cities rise and fall

He won’t stop to bargain with you

Same lapse of time for us all

 

Chorus

Throw away the stubborn outcries

Obstacles we do not need

It’s the true love life long friendship

That redeems us from Cain’s seed

They’re the ones that will stand by you

Celebrating New years Eve

All the good and bad achieved

 

Throw away the painful memories

They’re not worth the weight they bear

It’s about the joyous moments

And remember them with care

They’re the ones that keep us upright

They’re the ones that we pass on

Drop the sorrow sing a new song

 

In the times of joy and laughter

With a wild gleam in your eye

Always up for an adventure

We were never scared to fly

Bounding up the highest mountains

Soaring down the waterfall

In this ring of fire we stood tall

 

Have you heard of drowning cities?

Seen the tears and heard the cries

Our world is full of misery

Swamped with hate and filled with lies

But there’s sunlight near the shadow

Silver lining to the cloud

Floating midst the darkened heavens

Beckoning us to lift the shroud

 

Do you know how pain is mended?

Have you felt the magic flow?

It cannot be done with money

Only Love will let you know

When you’re coming to the crossroad

And you see the gallows swing

Turn around and stop the skirmish

And then you’ll hear me sing

 

 

 

 

War

Lyrics by Danielle de Picciotto

 

There’s a war being fought out there

An they ain ́t lookin for your blood or your soul

They ain ́t being nice or attentive

All they’re cravin for is your gold.

 

The arena is worthy of Dante

The actors: a ship of fools

The rats haven’t left, they’re our leaders

Inferno is here, created with our own tools.

 

God left the stage a long time ago

He got sick of the gallopin greed

No ones askin him for salvation

It’s the oil wells that they need

Our life has been set onto random

Big Brother has thrown out his net

Caught in a web of corruption

We’re all headin for the final train wreck

 

Chorus

Pull the breaks man, blow the horn

Stop pourin water in his face

The fabric of truth has been torn

We’re way past redemption

We can’t hold the pace

Cease the slaughter so we can live in grace

 

The small man searches for stardom

In cheap entertainment and gab

Unaware that the hollow persuasion

robs him of the dreams he once had

 

It’s lies they are selling for wisdom

And sadness will be their reward

There will be no heaven or virgins

In a world that lives by the sword

 

They are calling monsters to help us

To save money instead of our souls

But what will we do when we’ve lost them

And all that is left is a black hole.

 

The easy way out is a closed door

And knockin won’t open the lock

In this war all will be defeated

Even the victors, united in bloodstock.

 

When all is gone and we ‘re left standing

In the ashes and the dust

Will it have been worth the effort

To destroy the treasures we got?

When there’s nothing left to fight for

Will we see the things that we lost?

Or will we be left standing in the desert

Of our souls, not realizing the cost?

 

 

Lullaby

Lyrics by Danielle de Picciotto

 

Look at little Nora

Coming home from school

Lapping up the lessons on how to be a fool,

How to be a super star, how to make it rich

Dancing to the whistle of the black sales pitch

 

Don’t gamble with the truth my dear

Cause then you’ll live a lie

You can’t buy your salvation dear

It’s step-by-step good-bye

 

Don’t gamble with your soul my dear

You’ll never get it back

The devils deal is tough my dear

He’ll lead you off the track

 

Look at little Nora

How sweet and pure she is

Like a piece of soft clear wax

Dreamin of show biz

Learnin how to tie the bow,

How to cry fake tears

How to look you in the eye

While playing with your fears

 

Don’t gamble with your love my dear

A present sweet and rare

Don’t think it could be anyone

It’ll lead you to despair

 

Don’t gable with your friends my dear

You may lose all you have

A gambler' s luck can turn my dear

And you’ll be left with nothing dear

As I have.

 

 

 

Blacklist

Lyrics by Danielle de Picciotto

 

I shall stay on your blacklist, proudly upsweeping your lies

I am the uncomfortable extremist, reaping my gold and your sighs

I shall continue to be airborne, spinning in lightning and rain

Never lost, never lovelorn, in never ending battles I reign

 

I am your savoir your idol, drinking the juices the blood

Call me mad, suicidal, sinking I rise to the heavens above

 

I shall hold the hostility, changing your laws to my own

My turned head, pure immobility, rearranges everything and I stand alone.

Don´t want the virgins, the showgirls

Unmoved I watch the parade, I reach for the highest, the strongest

Unsolved, by itself, in the shade,.

 

I offer you death, and a marriage. Send courage to all in the fight.

If you know me, you know it’s my message

Befriending all outcasts I give you my life.