Bad Place Alone

Alice Cooper, The Last Temptation, 1994

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I’m a creature of the street and I rip off all the money.
I was kicked in the teeth, shoved face first through a window.
I got a gangland name and a teardrop tattooed eye;
They call me Little Caesar in the brotherhood of crime.

I know about the pain; dyin’ in an alley with an air-conditioned brain.
I know, it’s for real; flatlined in an ambulance without a pulse to feel.

Hey blood brother, you’re one of our own;
You’re as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.
Hey blood brother, you’re bad to the bone;
You’re a natural killer in a bad place alone.

They call me Smoky Joe, and I’m as thin as a coroner’s needle.
I got a pocket full of rocks, man, I shake like a cold chihuahua.
I got a runny nose and a road map on my arm.

I blew my gig; pokin’ ’round the gallery with someone else’s rig.
I know, I understand; I watched my body hauled off by the local garbage man

Hey blood brother, you’re one of our own;
You’re sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.
Hey blood brother, you’re bad to the bone;
You’re a natural killer in a bad place alone.

We’re cool, we’re cold;
We’re stiff, we’re tagged;
We’re slabbed, we’re croaked;
We’re whacked, we’re cracked;
We’re smoked and cured and slammed and slurred
And sliced and diced and put on ice –
Cooked and stewed and badly brewed
And splattered once or twice.

Look at us, nice and thin,
Not a lot of fat on us, but not a lot of skin..
We’re alone, so are you…
Way beyond the meanest, gonna close your baby blues
You’re just a shadow of yourself, bag of bones,
Nobody there to answer the phone
You’re alone, bro
You’re all alone
You’re alone
You’re alone
You’re so alone

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