Blues For The Disillusioned


(Lyrics & music by Rick Springfield)

Blues for the Disillusioned
There will be no atonement
Me in my confusion
And in a careless moment
I fell in love with everything
That caused me so much pain
Sent a message to my father
Signed it with the mark of Cain
I waited for an answer
Like I'd seen all of you do
I teetered like a dancer
Trembled like an ingenue
I never got a message
I never got a call
I crawled out of the wreckage
Nobody there to catch my fall
I know that it was written
Your prayers would all be heard
John 16: 24
It says it word for word
"Ask and you shall receive
Your joy will be complete"
They set you up for victory
Then they hand you your defeat
Come on down to my place
I got Playstation 99
Nixon hangs with Elvis
Sleeping Beauty sleeps with Frankenstein
Saint Joan of Arc and Lemmy
Have become the best of friends
Bin Laden wears a sign that says
"True love never Ends"

Blues for the Disillusioned
I know how you all grieve
I was there at the beginning
With Adam and with Eve
And God's manipulation 
Was partisan at best
Although it was the worst result
You think that you're all blessed
You've been living under false decrees
I guess you get that now
There's really no such thing as
"All that heaven will allow"
I want to be your angel
I want to be your king
If you want to be my girl
You gotta sacrifice everything
You keep on drilling
You can't cut through his firewall
Your spirit is willing
Save for all your drugs and alcohol
Blues for the blighted
Welcome to the wallflower's social club
Everyone's invited
Sai Baba's here with Beezlebub
I know you thought that life was fair
And you believed the creed
God doesn't give you what you want
Only what you need
I think that's pretty dubious
To say the very least
Try telling that to 13 million
kids there in the Middle East
All my father's promises
Were made when he was high
You're kicked out of the nest
And now it's time for you to fly

Blues for the disillusioned
Blues for the disillusioned
Blues for the disillusioned
Blues for the disillusioned
Blues for the disillusioned
Blues for the disillusioned




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