Posts by Varnus

    "Shadow in the flames"

    For every man who gave all but never got to rise

    For every mother who suffers hungry baby's cries

    For every bird and beast that's breathing poison skies

    For every child that's been hurt, forgotten or left behind

    For every crop not used to feed the starving ones

    For every violent gangster with a hundred guns

    For every right that's been twisted into a wrong

    For every lamb that's been led into the wolf's jaws

    In answer to all this I will only say

    Every crime leaves behind a price to pay

    And everything owed is coming due someday

    They could not see him coming from so far away

    But the Shadow in the flames, is on the way

    For every home that sits under constant threat

    For every media devil that tries to make them forget

    For every tired, cold, homeless and haunted vet

    For every abandoned carcass that was once a pet

    For every family that's been forced to grieve and mourn

    For every home that's been broken and every bloody thorn

    For every time they died in vain or were ripped and torn

    For every miracle of life that never got to be born

    In answer to all this I will only say

    Each crime adds up when it comes time to pay

    And everything owed comes due someday

    They could not see him coming from so far away

    Now the Shadow in the flames, he comes to play

    Mired in despair they shuffle on through the frost

    Blind and unaware of the lines they had crossed

    By design they got the ride but could not pay the cost

    Gambled freedom against a golden prize and they lost

    They got tied up and bound by shallow desires within

    Each choice lead to failure leaving no way to win

    They were too blind to see the game had no end

    Programmed to embrace illusion like some long lost old friend

    In answer to all this I can only say

    Vengeance is expensive interest, compounded by the day

    Everything owed long overdue, late and unpaid

    They never see him coming he seems so far away

    He's the Shadow in the flames, do you know his name?

    Tesla kicked some ass tonight, they are still putting on a great show 35 years later.the Paramount theater is a fantastic venue. i did not take any music videos this time around just enjoyed the show, got a quick vid of the theater though i will post later,

    saw somebody caught this part [youtube]


    song about biden, banned from facebook,,,,,well again i say, a hearty fu to the beast, i spent 10 hours yesterday posting this everywhere i go and getting everyone i know to do the same



    starting to believe in that beast yet?

    I viewed the world behind it's golden shine

    Saw the gold was really rust in disguise

    And all the people there had clouded minds

    Blinded by their phones and the neon signs

    Taught to fight black and told to fear white

    And that if your left you must hate the right

    Told to think that their wounds were doused in salt

    Then teacher points their rage to those at fault

    Disease by design will occupy their time

    Media parrots the official line

    Cover your faces and forget your pride

    Come and take your medicine don't be shy

    If you refuse the whole world will die

    Rulers consider it a high offense

    If you rise to your feet in self defense

    They'll bring men in green home across the blue

    Then order them to point the guns at you

    Now that we have risen your fear you cry

    Take my freedom I'll trade it for your lie

    No one seemed to see the strings hanging down

    Leading to the voices speaking all around

    Just puppets squawking for reasons unknown

    Think outside our box and you'll earn your own

    And the ones who caused it all live high

    While the rest wear chains down in their sty

    Seems all hope is lost but for what it's worth

    It is said the meek shall inherit the earth

    So remember that if you deal in sins

    The doors of heaven are locked from within

    18 years later Queensryche wrote a sequel, "Operation Mindcrime 2"

    I did not find it as good overall but Dio makes an appearance as Mr X

    in the song called the Chase and has a confrontation with Niki



    "You think you're smart, inventive

    Because you've figured out my game?
    Pride is a handy substitute,
    When you've got only yourself to blame.
    All my dreams I've realized while you... were indisposed.
    While you've spent eighteen years watching TV,
    I've watched my fortune grow.

    Here I am-I'm finally on the outside and
    You're nowhere near where I've been!
    I've got you where I want you... at last.
    You've got no idea who I am!
    We circle around each other waiting for reaction
    We circle around each other waiting for reaction
    Wanting satisfaction for the past.
    I want nothing... from the past.

    Always been so easy you're like a puppet on my string,
    Throwing down hollow threats, unsure of what to think.
    Why should I care?
    You wouldn't dare!
    You're nothing but worthless... I swear.

    From where I stand I've got you where I want you.
    You'll never take me! Never take me down!
    I've seen all I need to put you in the ground
    Revenge is normal, a typical reaction
    I've seen your cynical reaction...
    If you're standing outside of in.
    Always on the outside of in.

    Here we are at last facing oblivion...
    And this is where finally it ends.
    You don't belong here.
    Holding fast to each of our sins.
    With hope by my side, I'll survive to see the dawn.
    Believe me or not... you owe me.
    I owe you nothing!
    I gave your life a purpose!
    I owe you nothing but your death!
    Without me you would have learned nothing!"

    James Thomas Ramey aka Baby Huey was imo second only to Marvin Gaye, wishe there was more material from him out there.

    this cover was good but imo the original was better.



    Stanley Jordan says "Hey hold my drink a minute....."



    this one was going into "better than the original" thread but....