Lyrics "Best of Riot"

1. Warrior
Into the darkness that all men must face,
Within the brief hours, of your life here on earth.
Pain thrashed into his life, the great prince stood firm,
Behind his high and mighty shield, awaiting his turn.
Shield at his side, cloak across his breast,
His love and his life, they put him through the test.
Shine on, shine on, in all of your glory.
Shield all your fears, release all your fury.
Shine, shine on, through the darkness and the pain.
Shine, shine on, Warrior.
Shine, shine on, through the wind and the rain.
Shine, shine on, Warrior.
Shield at his side, cloak across his breast,
His love and his life, they put him to the test.
Shine on, shine on, in all of your glory.
Shield all you fears, release all your fury.
Shine, shine on, through the darkness and the pain.
Shine, shine on, Warrior.
Shine, shine on, through the wind and the rain.
Shine, shine on, Warrior.
9. Metal Soldiers
We climb aboard the eagle made of steel
Get ready for another flight
Another town, another city will appear
Through the darkness of the night

A flash of light
There's thunder on the way
The stage ignites when we play metal soldiers

And we're marching through the night
Metal Soldiers
Clenching fists of metal might

Out on the road, the battle has begun
And we plan our strategy
Cross fields of fire beneath the burning sun
Onward to our victory
A flash of light
There's thunder on the way
The stage ignites when we play...metal soldiers

And we're marching through the night
Metal Soldiers
Clenching fists of metal might

It's in our hearts, and deep within our bones
A passion no one can deny
Get on your feet, lord you know you're not alone
Let me hear your battlecry
A flash of light
There's thunder on the way
The stage ignites when we play...metal soldiers

And we're marching through the night
Metal Soldiers
Clenching fists of metal might
Can u feel it ?
Metal Soldiers
Clenching fists of metal might...metal soldiers
And we're marching through the night
Metal soldiers
Clenching fists of metal might
See ya real soon
2. 49er
They all, were losers,
And none had a dime.
And they all drew pictures,
Of what was stored in their minds.
Questions and answers,
Filled with fables and rhymes.
Headed west was a '49er,
To stake his new shrine.
Some never made,
Their dreams come to life.
Many men fell,
From a gun or a knife.
They grew old and weary,
And ashamed,
Of the stories they told,
And the wealth that they gained.
But the road, was a rough one,
Wind and hills were their foe.
And no man, was a low man,
They were too young to know.
Headed west was a 49er,
Get rich quick, live life finer.
On and on and on, the story goes.
Some never made,
Their dreams to life.
Many men fell,
From a gun or a knife.
They grew old and weary,
And ashamed,
Of the stories they told,
And the wealth that they gained.
Now rich man, and poor,
Aren't equal to one.
And they follow the stars,
Once the journey's begun.
Shines the gleam, in their eye,
And the song in their heart.
If the land don't shred his mind,
It'll tear his soul apart.
Some never made,
Their dreams come to life.
Many men fell,
From a gun or a knife.
They grew old and weary,
And ashamed,
Of the stories they told,
And the wealth that they gained.
Some never made,
Their dreams come to life.
Many men fell,
To a gun or a knife.
They grew old and weary,
And ashamed,
Of the stories that told,
And the wealth that they gained.
That they gained.
10. Runaway
Runaway, all alone, on these streets you call your home
Fade to black, painted smile
On these streets there cries a wounded child
On the run, shadows always falling
It's a high price that you pay

Runaway
This life that you choose
Leaves a burning in my heart
Runaway
It's a game that you lose
It can tear my soul apart
You're a Runaway,
You're a Runaway

Runaway, all alone, turns the corner toward a telephone
Pik it up, then call my name
Tell me when you want to end this game
On the run, shadows always falling
It's a high price that you pay

Runaway
This life that you choose
Leaves a burning in my heart
Runaway
It's a game that you lose
It can tear my soul apart
You're a Runaway,
You're a Runaway

You're a runaway, and you're harder than stone
You're a runaway
But are you woman enough not to be alone ?
You're a runaway, you gotta an angry heart
You're a runaway, and when you're ready baby
I'll let you finish what you start

Runaway
This life that you choose
Leaves a burning in my heart
Runaway
It's a game that you lose
It can tear my soul apart
You're a Runaway,
You're a Runaway
3. Overdrive
I'm travelin' in my car, I call my automobile,
Something's sayin', boy you got to go on.
I'm feelin' overdrive, you're sittin' at my side.
Can you hear my wheels begin to squeal ?
I can't go no more,
My foot's to the floor.
We'll be lucky to get out alive,
In overdrive, in overdrive.
I'm feelin' overdrive, you're sittin' at my side.
Can you hear my wheels begin to burn ?
I got my foot to the floor,
My hands on your clutch.
I'm gonna make my pistons pump,
Right through the roof.
I can't go no more,
My foot's to the floor.
We'll be lucky to get out alive,
In overdrive, in overdrive.
I can't go no more,
My foot's to the floor.
We'll be lucky to get out alive.
In overdrive, in overdrive.
Yeah, come on.
Oh, hit the highway,
And don't look back.
Ah, can you feel my hot rod?
Oh yeah, oh yeah, come on.
Oh shake me, yeah, come on.
I'm in overdrive, look out, look out
11. Johnny's back
What's the use of moving on Maybe here's where i
belong I've had my fill of life's uncertainties You think
too much they say your strange They even raised the
drinking age This place has gone to hell since i been
away But now this time i'll do it right Yeah let's start
tonight Make the call and see who's still around Don't
look now but Johnny's back again I am your man I paid
the price i'll take that slide again Nothing stays the same
Tell the boys to step aside Tell the girls to form a line
The king is back to claim the land again Wanna light ?
Let's get it open Need to love i am the one Time to
remember how we played the game But now this time i'll
do it right Yeah let's start tonight Make the call and see
who's still around Don't look now but Johnny's back
again I am your man I paid the price i'll take that slide
again Nothing stays the same Tell the boys to jump inside
tonight we're gonna ride It's time to show'em how its
really done You ever play - you never win You don't
even know what's happening Until the end and then
your race has run This time we'll do it right Yeah let's
start tonight Make the call and see who's still around
But now this time i'll do it right Yeah let's start tonight
Make the call and see who's still around Don't look now
but Johnny's back again I am your man I paid the price
i'll take that slide again Nothing stays the same
4. Kick down the wall
The boys down at Johnny D's,
They're lookin' for love to tend.
Music and language tapes,
They're getting down at the Bitter End.
Hot nights and bright lights,
Some gettin' rolled by the bar.
Comin' downtown, shake down.
Yeah, we're gonna know who you are.
Kick down the wall.
Kick it on down.
We'll keep the music playin',
Kick it on down.
Kick down the wall.
Kick it on down.
We'll keep the music playin',
Kick it on down.
You like diamonds and rubies,
You love crystal and pearls.
And Momma likes sandy beaches,
Daddy likes school-age girls.
I'm reachin' out for you,
Come on, reach out for me.
Kick down the walls now honey,
I'm gonna show you how sweet love can be.
Kick down the wall.
Kick it on down.
Keep the music playin',
Kick it on down.
Kick down the wall,
Kick it on down.
Keep the music playin',
Kick it on down.
Kick down the wall.
Kick it on down.
Keep the music playin',
Kick it on down.
Kick down the wall.
Kick it on down.
We'll keep the music playin',
Kick it on down.
Kick down the wall.
Kick it on down.
Keep the music playin',
Kick it on down.
Kick down the walls.
Kick it on down.
I'll keep the music playin',
Kick it on down.
Kick down the wall.
Kick it on down.
Keep the music playin',
Kick it on down...
12. Sign of the crimson Storm
Oh god what have i done ? In the shadows on the dark
side Neath the skies of crimson doom In the streets i
hear the wind cry Evil sings the devil's tune On your
knees and pray for mercy Let god hear us on this day
Or in the acid rain our bones will lay Oh cry cry for a
world that's torn Cry for a child unborn For it's the
sign of the crimson storm Desperate people in the city
Foolish games of greed and wealth On themselves
they have no pity They are victims of themselves
Gotta make you pay for mercy Let god hear us on this
day Or in the acid rain our bones will lay Oh cry cry
for a world that's torn Cry for a child unborn For it's
the sign of the crimson storm Oh god what have i done
? In the shadows on the dark side Neath the skies of
crimson doom In the streets i hear the wind cry Evil
sings the devil's tune On your knees and pray for
mercy Let god hear us on this day Or in the acid rain
our bones will lay. Oh cry cry for a world that's torn
Cry for a child unborn For it's the sign of the crimson
storm Oh cry cry for a world that's torn Cry for a child
unborn For it's the sign of the crimson storm
5. Tokyo Rose
They all called her Tokyo, the boys know her as Rose.
The game is not a good one, it's the only one she knows.
Jet black hair, lipstick glowin' red.
Caviar and bourbon, goin' straight to her head.
When you lay your money down, she'll play her games
with you.
Don't gamble with you heart, she'll take it right from you.

She'll take you for a ride, with some wine and romance.
Gonna wind up face flat down, not a cent in your pants.
Tokyo Rose, Tokyo Rose, Tokyo Rose.
Back street crawler, is what she'll always be.
I can't live without her love, it's the cure for me.
Day after day, I was warned of the danger.
A little bit of love, give it away to strangers.
Tokyo Rose, Tokyo Rose, Tokyo Rose.
Tokyo, Tokyo Rose,
Tokyo, I wanna know, about you, Tokyo.
I wanna know, about you, Tokyo.
Tokyo Rose, Tokyo,
Tokyo Rose, Tokyo.
Mmmm, you sure are a strange one.
Hey, hey Tokyo.
Oh, never get too close.
Tokyo, hey Rose.
13. Killer
I am the living end, i have the touch, the last man on earth
I am your only friend, that ain't saying much
I think you know what it's worth

I've got things to do, people to be, i'm a man on the make
You want to stick around, that dont bother me
Long as you got what it takes

You know my name, you've seen the writing on the
barrom wall
I'm still the same
A little stronger, a little faster
Half demon, half disaster
He's a killer

When i walk in the door the men drop their drinks
And the woman drop their pants
Ooh man don't get up; what are you thinking ?
We didn't come to dance.

You see the boys and me don't need company
Whatever we want we'll take
We're just looking for thrills, boredom kills
Just want to see you shake

You know my name, you've seen me coming in the mirror
I'm still the same
A little older, a little wiser, a solitary surpriser
He's/I'm the killer

Here's a couple a grand, baby light up
Whatever is mine is ours
I got three or four in a bag in the trunk
That's the privilege of Power

You want love, lust, money, a room with a view
I'll give you everything a love can steal
Come on baby, I'm talking to you
Yeah, it's time to make a deal

You know my name, you've heard me screaming on the
radio
I'm still the same
A little sharper, a little cuter, created by computer
He's / I'm the killer
You know my name, you've seen it panted on the
subway doors
I'm still the same
A little darker, a little thinner, i'm gonna have you
for dinner
I'm the killer
He's a killer
6. Road Racin'
Road racin',
Movin' on down the line.
Shiftin' gears,
and time
Move so fast I can't
Hands on the wheel
road again
Baby
Radio's blastin'
Rockin' all night
Rollin' down the
Through the dead of night.
Road racin',
Feel the earth move under my wheels.
There
The chills you get from the turns and squeals.
On my way
Just let me know
Rollin' down the
With the
World's flashing by,
Past the smoke and the heat.
We're road racin'
kick it out now
Road racin,
the line
space and time
dead of night
we're road racin'
14. Storming the gates of Hell
Riding the white horse faithful and true
With the armies of heaven behind
His eyes were like fire, he wore many crowns
He suffered the pain for mankind
The i saw the besat and the kings of the earth
And their armies were gathered to fight
Into the lake of fire they fell
Storming the gates of Hell

Faithful we are
Blessed is he
The rightous ones we will defend
Armed with the sword and the wine of revenge
On the enemy we will descend
Then i saw businessmen, barons and whores
And a city was buiolt to their name
Intot he lake of fire they fell
Storming the gates of hell

I'm a vicitm of philosophy

Meanwhile in Babylon
Men lock their doors while merchants of death walk
free
The minds of the weak and the helpless
Are so anshackled in slavery
There is no justice or mercy or peace
While cowards and fools rule the day
We'll risk our lives and our fortunes as well
Storming the Gates of hell
7. Narita
(instrumental)
15. Bloodstreets
I was born on these Streets years ago I was the king
of the neighbourhoood Fast on my feet i was elite
I was the star of the show This task must be done - i will
not run I will not lay me down to die This war i will win
so let it begin Deep in my heart is a burning fire... I can't
let it go Alone in the night I know i must fight for my
home Time has changed the seasons And i will go on
with no reason I feel my life slipping away These streets
are getting colder And i am growing older Tomorrow
seems so far away What's become of us friend we were
one til the end Now i'm alone in the streetlight gleam
This town knew our names but nothing's the same The
places i played have forgotten the dream I can't let it go
Alone in the night I know i must fight for my home Time
has changed the seasons And i will go on with no reason
I feel my life slipping away These streets are getting
colder And i am growing older Tomorrow seems so far
away
8. Flight of the Warrior
Thundering down from the mountain you ride
Clutching a sword made of steel The ones you call
friends they all left you for dead Alone on the
battlefield many were at your command Renegade
souls on your command Holding each life in your hand
Living for all and for one Shining into the night you
are riding Through the darkness and light you are
flying with the wind in your hair The flight of the
warrior Drunk with revenge from winch on one can
hide Into their midst you will run A face from the
grave is the last thing they'll see And die with your
name on their tongue many were at your command
Renegade souls on the run Holding each life in your
hand Living for all and for one Shining into the night
you are riding Through the darkness and light you are
flying with the wind in your hair The flight of the
warrior Thundering down from the mountain you ride
Clutching a sword made of steel The ones you call
friends they all left you for dead Alone on the
battlefield Many were at your command Renegade
souls on your command Holding each life in your hand
Living for all and for one Shining into the night you
are riding Through the darkness and light you are
flying with the wind in your hair The flight of the
warrior





16. Thundersteel
A streak of Lightning is shooting through the air
Electric sun lights the sky

His face is fighting, so evil one's beware

Men of disaster hear his cry

And now at last we know he's real

The power of his sword we feel

Thundersteel Thundersteel

The earth it rumbles death is in the air The city
crumbles is everywhere And from the burning sky we
see the soldier fly He mounts his horse of steel and
now he rides And now at last we know he's real
The power of his word we feel Thundersteel
Thundersteel A streak of Lightning is shooting through
the air Electric sun lights the sky His face is fighting,
so evil one's beware Men of disaster hear his cry And
now at last we know he's real The power of his sword
we feel Thundersteel Thundersteel Thundersteel