Delirious Nomad, 1985
John Bush, Vocals
Dave Prichard, Guitars
Phil Sandoval, Guitars
Joey Vera, Bass
Gonzo, Drums
Song List Audio Samples in MP3 Stereo
Long Before I Die Long Before I Die
Nervous Man Nervous Man
Over The Edge Over The Edge
The Laugh
Conqueror
For The Sake
Aftermath
In The Hole
You're Never Alone
Released

Long Before I Die

You got yours
Baby I got mine
We just can't seem to make ends meet
Don't you realize when jumpin' in the water
You're gonna get wet past knee deep

Give in
Give and take
Taken by mistake

Sooner or later deceit's gonna hit
Lay your cards on the table and draw
From now on
I call the shots
Long before I die
Long before I die

Give in
Give and take
Taken by mistake

From now on
I call the shots
Long before I die
Long before I die
 

Nervous Man

The clouds roll in one by one
And the shapes seem to spell out caution
Many worries in my mind
Without too many options
I take a trip to soothe the pain
And get away from the problem
I'm near, sign reads clear
It's plain inside your cranium

Look at the speed you ran
You're just a nervous man
Too much for your own hand
Delirious Nomad

I find no end to this
Paranoid, well, perhaps a bit
But I am a spy
Loneliest guy
With no one to lean on

Look at the speed you ran
You're just a nervous man
Too much for your own hand
Delirious Nomad

Look at the seed you plant
Now you're a newborn man
Pounding with your right hand
Delirious Nomad

Delirious Nomad
 

Over The Edge

There's an open door
Callin' to me
I just can't ignore
Wakin' up
I realize
Bars of steel to keep me inside

Justice has done me wrong
Guilty for crime
Will age me so long
Understand that it's more than too late
Where's the lucky dog
Who used me for the bait

I'm falling over the edge

Yeah, I guess he was pretty smart
Left me in the street with my gun in the dark
Murder, well I tried to prevent
Instead up the river is how my time is spent

I think I'm over the edge
I've been doin' time
Tired of doin' time
Over the edge

I can't take more of this cell
So don't be alarmed
When you hear this prisoner yell

Far away
Far away
Never too far away
From the truth

But where's the fairness
What's a harmless man to do
But see it through
Though I'm trapped in this death bringing doom
Words of hope
There ain't no place
For this forgotten face
I take my chances

Now I know I'm over the edge
Over the edge
Get me out
Get me out
Over the edge
I'm tired
Over the edge
 

The Laugh

Hey would you hear me
The out of it kid wants to be accepted
Will you listen
Got my mail with a giant will
Now I got a bed made of ten dollar bills

Always knew luck was on my good side
Now I'm laughing at you
No use trying to pry into my life
Now I'm laughing at you

What a laugh
Concealed guilt
Friends for life is your motto
Can't believe it
Sneaky move
Just been proved
Now it's your turn to take abuse
Always knew luck was on my good side
Now I'm laughing at you

Double dealer
I'm aware what you do
Foolish maneuver
I can see right through

Get away
Get away from me
Get away
Get away you leech
Now I'm laughing at you
No use trying to pry into my life
Now I'm laughing at you

Waitin' for me, See I'm leavin'
 

Conqueror

Honor abide
Choice of words
That I speak today

Consequent Evidence
Now they put astray
Conflicts forever halt
Wipe resentment clean
No thoughts of decadence
Life is now serene

I've foreseen
You're now fortified
Take the highest point
Drive it in your side
Keen are they
Who feel the conqueror
Truth of the heart
Or peace will fall apart

Again it's none for this
None for that
Can we share alike
Positive identity
Creates the oversight
Never erase the light in man
No more blockades
Warfare for at last
Are to soon about to fade

I've foreseen
You're now fortified
Take the highest point
Drive it in your side
Keen are they
Who feel the conqueror
Truth of the heart
Or peace will fall apart

It's taken years to mend
Can't take the high hell
Can't change the way they feel

Honor abide
Choice of words
That I speak today
Warfare for at last
Are soon about to fade

I've foreseen
You're now fortified
Take the highest point
Drive it in your side
Keen are they
Who feel the conqueror
Truth of the heart
Or peace will fall apart

Again
It's done
 

For The Sake

Grasped by this certain thing
Expressing what I feel
Doin' it for my belief
Knowin' in my heart it's real

Mastermind won't let it stay
Givin' it his sentiment
You can put your thoughts away
Compromise ain't what was meant

Who gave you
The right to choose
Tell you why I'm here today
Never ever gonna lose

Make a believer
Out of you
Make a believer
What will you do

I know that I'm the only one that
Needs to prove it to myself
I don't need to fix your mind
It's already added to my wealth

Make a believer
Out of you
Make a believer
What will you do

What will you do
 

Aftermath

So let it be felt
Aftermath
Shades of hell
I set them free
But struggle
Eternally

It's too late now
To turn the clock around
Frozen world outside
Made by foolish pride

Time to mend
Your life begins
Breathe for me
Make me feel
I'm not alone

Rowen
Final stunt
Will the blood shed
End at once
Rowen
Is no doubt
Life in limbo
Is our home now

Rowen
Final stunt
Will the blood shed
End at once
Rowen
Is no doubt
Life in limbo
Is our home
 

In The Hole

The wind
The war
I'm burning out
Is this the end
The bombs are raining hell

I see
the real me
Floating out to space
Blown to bits
Where's the human race

Slave
Well it's immortal right
But I'll give it a try
As they fly through the air
Doubters beware

My home
Below
A blissful place
Stuck in this silo
I live alone
Make the best of what i own

Trusty
Gold key
Ready to kindle the globe
Please lay these arms to rest
My will is running low

Slave
Well it's immortal right
But I gave it a try
While the faces stare
At the hideous glare

Better turn and run
I've unleashed the sun
You say you wanted it done
I'm the man to count on

I'm in the hole for life
These subtle words fit right
Lord knows man needs a vice
On my knees in pain
 

You're Never Alone

You keep actin' the way you do
And soon you'll be out the door
I wont take things so mildly
I'll turn you into a morbid gore
Roughneck
Totally sick
And full of sadistic whims
I didn't come here to sing a song
or whistle a pretty hymn

Although you feel calm
You've sunk into a deadly realm
You're never alone with a madman on your trail
Scream as loud as you like
Or enjoy the fatal knife
Whatever your choice
There ain't no chance for bail

Terror thoughts and terror ways
keep me full of sin
I'd love to bury you alive
Bury you six feet in
Whatever is your preference
Make up your mind fairly fast
Sorry to say it honey
But your ass ain't the last

Still you're feelin' safe
Got no reason to be afraid
You're never alone with a madman at all
Think about what I said
Then think real hard again
By that time my switchblade's in your skin

See
Didn't you believe
Id carry out these plans
Killin' little ladies
Makes me feel more a man
If I quit the occupation
There's nothin' left to do
But as long as I stick to my job
I'm killin' more of you

I know you feel calm
You've sunk into a deadly realm
You're never alone with a madman at all
Think about what I said
Then think real hard again
See your blood splash against the wall

Get on out
Run and hide
No escape from here
My silver blade
Will slice you from ear to ear
Oh aren't you hoping
I might save you from death
I wouldn't hold my breath
No

You're never alone
 

Released

Aren't you
waitin' for me to take command
Well listen
Woman
I would if I could make me stand
Don't you
Think I
Feel so downright low
To think I'm nude with you
And can't even make the show

Ooh she waits for me
With open knees

At last
I find
That I am ready to go
Impatient
She lies there
With an anxious hole
I last
And last
For two hours straight
But I can't
Seem to
Release this tired prostate
First it wouldn't salute
And now it wont shoot

Release me