Graham Nash - Liar's Nightmare lyrics
Liar's Nightmare Melody by Jean Ritche Words by Graham Nash Pub. By Geordie Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Nashnotes, Inc. (BMI) I have always been here And I'll always be there I can honestly tell you That I really don't care If all the babies are broken And the old folks are blind There's a hole in my heart But I know you don't mind If I laugh at the cripples And I cry for the clowns And I welcome the madness That I see coming down And I have no opinions So I feel no remorse I can see the Black Knight Riding up on his horse And there's fire in his nostrils And blood in his eyes And he's looking at you, kid As he races on by So watch out for his hooves They're gonna kill you for sure He's got some kind of sickness That no man can cure And his breath it will burn you And put out your eyes He'll tear out your tongues So you can't even cry That your body is broken And your spirit is dead And you hope against hope That it's a bad dream you had About a meeting with Elvis At the back of the store You're both shoveling plasticware Right out of the door And the men who control you Keep yelling for more, more, more, more You pay all your taxes But you don't know what for 'Cause nothing seems to get better Things seem to get worse We're all living in danger From a politician's curse All promises have been broken All lips have been read Well the mouth has spoken But nothing's been said The dream has been shattered The flags have been burned You better make up your minds From whatever you've learned About your family values And the way they've been scorned Some babies have been battered Way before they've been born Some call me a liar Some call me a thief But the way that I look at things I can't get no relief So I went to a meeting Spoke out of fear They said, "Thank you for sharing, Now why are you here?" I said: everything's shaking Including myself I keep all my feelings High up on a shelf And I can't seem to reach them But I know they were there I'm trapped in this vacuum And I'm gasping for air Some people get better Some people just fold. Some people rise above it Or so I've been told So I started to leave, I was searching for more They caught ahold of my sleeve But I slipped through the door I ran back to the office With my back to the wall When I came to my senses I had no one to call So I called up the doctor He told me to lie He said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Get out of this nightmare Or you surely will die.Ã¢â‚¬Â So I forced myself to wake up And opened my eyes But the man in the mirror Was there in disguise He was playing his part, Living in a trance Sentenced to be a witness 'Cause he had no defense The anesthetic is wearing thin And you're starting to sweat And you finally realize That it ain't over yet 'Cause the way you've been feeling They must have hit a nerve I know it's not what you want But it's what you deserve The operation is over Listen to me please I'm begging forgiveness Down on my knees Coming back to consciousness I was out of my head Well the dream is over And I'm back in my bed I've always been here And I'll always be there I can honestly tell you That I really do care I gotta tell you the truth About the sadness I find I have opened my heart to you, And I hope you don't mind.