Hair

Rise up! gather round
Rock this place to the ground
Burn it up let's go for broke
Watch the night go up in smoke

Well I woke up this morning On the wrong side of the bed
And how I got to thinkin' About all those things you said
How can I ever satisfy you
An how can I ever make you see
That deep inside we're all somebody
And it don't matter who you wanna be
I got my act down got it down tight
Got a feeling tonight'll be a good night
I got a long way to go before I reach the light of day
Monkey's on my back I gotta find a better way
I never lived by nobody's rules
I won't be sinking on that ship of fools
Can't push me no matter how hard they try
Stand back, it's my turn to fly
I Walk Alone, can't you see?
I don't belong, let me be
The noose gets tighter around my throat
But I ain't at the end of my rope

Because the plot thickens every day
And the pieces of my puzzle keep crumblin' away
But I know, there's a picture beneath

I know my limit, Just what it takes
When things ain't good enough, I just pull the brake
Sometimes it's easy, Sometimes so tough
But just have one thing clear I can't get enough
Other people can go home, Other people they can split
I can never stop, I can never quit
Can't stand it for another day
I ain't gonna live my life this way
Cold sweat, my fists are clenching
Stomp, stomp, stomp, the idiot convention
Feel no pain, but my life ain't easy
I know I'm my best friend
No one cares, but I'm so much stronger
I'll fight until the end
Do what you will to try and make me conform
I'll make you wish that you had never been born

Because the plot thickens every day
And the pieces of my puzzle keep crumblin' away
But I know, there's a picture beneath

When I was just a young boy, Had to take a little grief
Now that I'm much older, Don't put your shit on me
I walk these streets, a mic and turntable on my back
I play for keeps, 'cause I might not make it back
I been everywhere, and I'm standing tall
I've seen a million faces an I've rocked them all
I'm a reckless outlaw, a renegade by trade
All I've got is this microphone and that's how it's got to stay
I get up, and nothing gets me down
You got it tough. I've seen the toughest around
I just had to let it go Took all the pennies I had
Threw 'em in the wishing well And I wish you well
But you can't let it bring ya down
If you should stumble, if you should fall
Pick yourself up off the floor
Fight for what's right and stand your ground

Because the plot thickens every day
And the pieces of my puzzle keep crumblin' away
But I know, there's a picture beneath

Well, I'm off my rocker, I fell out of my tree
I've been standin' on shaky ground
There's no helping me
I am, I'm me, who are you to look down at what I believe
I'm on to your thinking and how you deceive
Well, you can't abuse me, I won't stand no more
Yes, I know the reasons, yes I know the score
I've had enough of being programmed And told what I ought to do
Let's get one thing straight, I'll choose my fate
And it's got nothing to do with you
Step by step I dream the plan
From my chair to walking man
This constant dream is on my mind
Chase the light I see ahead
Luminate the path I tread
I live to be the best I can
I'm a finder and I'm a keeper
I'm not a loser and I ain't no weeper
Watchin' all the action From a ring side seat
My double barrel's Gonna knock you off your feet
An' I've made up my mind, I ain't wasting no more time
'Cos I know what it means, To walk along the lonely street of dreams
If you don't like what you see here
Nobody wants to take you prisoner
So let me make it nice and clear dear
The exit is right there

Because the plot thickens every day
And the pieces of my puzzle keep crumblin' away
But I know, there's a picture beneath

Up all night, sleep all day

I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day

Wait! I never had a chance to love you

Hair Footnotes

  1. Def Leppard, Rock of Ages
  2. Aerosmith, Eat the Rich
  3. Guns N Roses, Don't Damn Me
  4. Warrant, So Damn Pretty (Should Be Against The Law)
  5. Cinderella, The Last Mile
  6. Poison, Come Hell or High Water
  7. Kiss, I Walk Alone
  8. Skid Row, Slave to the Grind
  9. Faith No More, Falling to Pieces
  10. Europe, Rock the Night
  11. Living Colour, Memories Can't Wait
  12. Anthrax, Caught In A Mosh
  13. Metallica, Escape
  14. Ozzy Osbourne, Rock N Roll Rebel
  15. Motley Crue, Primal Scream
  16. Bon Jovi, Wanted Dead or Alive
  17. Great White, Out of the Night
  18. Van Halen, Jump
  19. Winger, Down Incognito
  20. Tesla, Hang Tough
  21. Ratt, I'm Insane
  22. Twisted Sister, I Am (I'm Me)
  23. Judas Priest, You Don't Have To Be Old To Be Wise
  24. Queensryche, Best I Can
  25. Quiet Riot, Metal Health
  26. Britny Fox, Shot From My Gun
  27. Whitesnake, Here I Go Again
  28. Extreme, Get the Funk Out
  29. Slaughter, Up All Night
  30. Kiss, Rock And Roll All Nite"
  31. White Lion, Wait