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Selected BLUE OYSTER CULT lyrics

Selected Blue Oyster Cult Lyrics These are lyrics to most of the songs I wrote, or co-wrote, for Blue Oyster Cult. This lyric archive is for educational purposes only. Lord knows I need this since even I forget my own work from time to time. It's a good way for me to keep up with my history. Enjoy.


 

ASTRONOMY (Sandy Pearlman, Joe Bouchard, Albert Bouchard)

The clock strikes twelve and moondrops burst

 Out at you from their hiding place

 Like acid and oil on a madman's face

 His reason tends to fly away

 Like lesser birds on the four winds

 Like silver scrapes in May

 Now the sands become a crust

 And most of you have gone away

 

Come Susy dear, let's take a walk

Just out there upon the beach

I know you'll soon be married

And you want to know where the winds come from

Well it's never said at all

On the map that Carrie reads

Behind the clock back there you know

At the four winds bar

  

Hey, hey, hey, hey

Four winds at the four winds bar

Two doors locked and windows barred

One door let to take you in

The other one just mirrors it

Hey, hey, hey, hey

  

In hellish glare and inference 

The other one's a duplicate

The queenly flux, eternal light

Or the light that never warms [repeat twice]

 

The clock strikes twelve and moondrops burst

Out at you from their hiding place

Miss Carrie nurse and Suzy dear

Would find themselves at the four winds bar

It's the nexus of the crisis

The origin of storms

Just the place to hopelessly

Encounter time and then came me

 

Hey, hey, hey, hey

 

Call me Desdenova, eternal light

These gravely digs of mine

Will surely prove a sight

And don't forget my dog, fixed and consequent

Astronomy...a star

 



 

HOT RAILS TO HELL (Joe Bouchard)

Riding the underground, swimming in sweat

A rumble above and below, hey cop don't you know?

The heat's on alright

The hot summer day didn't quit for the night

 

1277 express to heaven, speeding along like dynamite

1277 express to heaven, rumbles the steel like a dogfight

You caught me in it's spell

Trying to leave but you know darn well

The heat from below can burn your eyes out

 

Blackened out eyes, scratched on a wall

Stoned out looks from the crowd, the king will not know

On the wall it was said

The flash of his cards was sprayed with red

 

1277 express to heaven, speeding along like dynamite

1277 express to heaven, rumbles the steel like a dogfight

You caught me in it's spell

Trying to leave but you know darn well

The heat from below can burn your eyes out

 


 

NOSFERATU (Helen Wheels, Joe Bouchard)

 Deep in the heart of Germany

Lucy clutched her breast in fear

She heard the beat of her lover's heart

For weeks she raved in dreams he appeared

From far Transylvania

 

Only a woman can break his spell

Pure in heart who will offer herself

To Nosferatu

 

This ship pulled in without a sound

The faithful captain long since cold

He kept his log till the bloody end

Last entry read "Rats in the hold.

My crew is dead, I fear the plague"

 

Only a woman can break his spell

Pure in heart who will offer hefself

To Nosferatu

 

Mortal terror reigned

Sickness now then horrible death

Only Lucy knew the truth

And at her window

Nosferatu

 

So chaste so calm, she gave herself

To the pleasure of her dreaded master

He sucked the precious drops of life

Throughout the long and cold dark night

 

One last goodbye, he was blinded by love

One last goodbye, he was blinded by love 

Blinded by love

 

He screamed with fear, he'd stayed too long in her room

The morning sun had come too soon

The spell was broken with a kiss of doom

He vanished into dust, left her all alone

 

Only a woman can break his spell

Pure in heart, who will offer herself

Only a woman can break his spell

Pure in heart, who will offer herself

 To Nosferatu...

 

 


FALLEN ANGEL  (Helen Wheels, Joe Bouchard)

From the dust arose on high

A thundercloud in a two-lane sky

From the world I did rebel

A Fallen Angel

 

Highway lust was in my blood

No girl could ever take my love?

Cold and crude but then I fell

A Fallen Angel

 

A girl so strange, I lost my head

Lost it all, got left for dead

I curse the day now I'm just a shell

A Fallen Angel

 

Gonna rise up from Hell

I'm the fallen angel.

 

When the brink of ruin lies

Upon the world angels shall rise

To lead the fallen now remember well 

Gonna ride up from hell

 

Gonna rise up from hell

Gonna rise up from hell

Gonna rise up from hell

I'm the Fallen Angel

 


 

LIGHT YEARS OF LOVE  (Helen Wheels, Joe Bouchard)

When we met it was a white hot star

The speed of light between two hearts

It felt like love, it sounds bizarre

But in your eyes I could see so far.

 

Baby baby shouldn't know no fear

Was it an angel who brought us here

Old old souls, but the love goes on

Changing life into a song

 

Into light years, light years of love

Light years, light years of love

Of love, of love.

 

Our love is like the shining sea

In salty foam, we can feel so free

Caress the night with our cool skin

In your arms I can be anything.

 

 

We got light years, light years of love

 

Light years, light years of love.    SOLO

 

We've got light years, light years of love

Light years, light years of love

Light years, light years of love

Light years, light years of love

Of love, of love.

 


 

SCREAMS  (Joe Bouchard)

Screams in the night, sirens delight

Heat, broken glass, Satan's bred trash

 

Big city madness, comfort my soul

Give me a home where I can grow

 

String of bright lights running up to the sky

Throughout the hot night, the cars racing by

You know they all see, but most of them pass

She drives by my wares, don't hide in your glass wheel

 

Screams in the night, sirens delight

Heat, broken glass, Satan's bred trash

 

Big city madness, comfort my soul

Give me a home where I can grow

 

Sounds of guitars fill up the night

Can't make me feel, I said its alright

In one hotel bed, you think you can grow

If you find a home, please let me know

 


WINGS WETTED DOWN (Joe Bouchard, Albert Bouchard)

Flights of black horseman soar over churches 

Pursued by an army of birds in the rain

None of them can see the clouds, the polished wings don't care

Animal ways through the hazy dreams full of pain

 

Wings wetted down, stumbling on the ground

It all turns around, in the end

The voices sound deadly, sometimes I hear

 

Echoes of empires, spread throughout the sky

Wings wetted down, stumbling on the ground

It all turns around, in the end

 

Flights of black horseman soar over churches

Pursued by an army of birds in the rain

 

Wings wetted down, stumbling on the ground

It all turns around, in the end

 


SHADOW OF CALIFORNIA (Sandy Pearlman, Joe Bouchard, Neal Smith)

Beneath the freeway at the cloverleaf junction

The symbol of good luck eminates darkness

The shadow will grow to cover California

Somewhere on the road from San Bernadino

It's future is stirring the past will not pass

 

Speed is the game in the shadow of kings

Where the company of angels fly

Their fear at the crossroads of what's in their future

Down in the darkness on the highways of night

With no love from the past

 

[Chorus:]

Night makes right, the symbol remains

Into the darkness must must pour the pains

In the shadow of California

SOLO  "Into the Darkness"  (4x)

 

Revolution by night, Grant me this future

Kings of the shadow on the highway of night

From San Bernadino these angels are racing this night to your city

The host of angels, Los Angeles.

  

Night makes right, the symbol remains,

Into the darkness must must pour the pains

Night makes right, the symbol remains

Into the darkness must must pour the pains

In the shadow of California

 

Revolution by Night  "Into the Darkness"  (4x)


MORNING FINAL  (Joe Bouchard)

 He cast a grim shadow

Through the busy street

Said he was a junkie

And he punctuated his walk with a gun

 

Motiveless murder

The papers scream

The cops all said

The crowd was iced by the sight

 

Oh baby don't it make you feel so bad

Dark clouds hang over the street

After what I read, I can hardly feel my heart...

My heart beat

 

Down the subway stairs

After him they leapt

An echo snap and scream of fire

The hot pursuit was done

For the last time he felt the light

And gave up his last fight

 

Oh baby don't it make you feel so bad

Dark clouds are over the street

After what I read, I can hardly feel my heart...

My heart beat


 

7 SCREAMING DIZ-BUSTERS  (Sandy Pearlman, Joe Bouchard, Albert Bouchard, Donald Roeser)

 

They held their heads with laughs of pain

They learned from men who'd just refrain

From glancing at a mirror's face.

 

Seven screaming diz-busters who lurked by a rose

Had iron for a bloodstream and ice behind their eyes

 

On each and all those holy nights

Where dusters dust becomes the sale and lucifer, the light

 

They're long so long this time of year

When stars be crossed by twirling fear

You don't suppose I'd prove surprised

 

Seven screaming diz-busters should go the route and die 

Without the warmth they learn to crave

With hardened smiles and evil signs   (Oh, play on!)   SOLO

 

Bury me near the secret cove so they'll not know the way

Bury me there, behind the rose so they'll not rile my grave

I'll not reveal whose name still lost.

 

Well their laugh of pain...(guitar)..And their harder smiles...(bass)

And their rigid arms...(drums)...And their evil signs...(organ)

Longer days and they're longer now

They're longer still

 

On each and all those holy nights

Where dusters dust becomes the sale and lucifer, the light.

lucifer, the light....lucifer, the light....lucifer, the light.....lucifer, the light....I can't stand the light.....1,2,3,4,5,6,......and 7.

 


 

 VENGEANCE (THE PACT) (Albert Bouchard, Joe Bouchard) 

See them standing in the foothills waiting for the kill

On wings of fear the terror sweeps into the city beat

 

To defend, this is the pact

But when life's scorned and damage done

To avenge, this is the pact [riff]

 

On wings of vengeance Tarna find them and left for the aliens

 

To defend, this is the pact

But when life's scorned and damage done

To avenge, this is the pact. [riff]

 

Flying over the oasis she is captured and that boy fell down

 [SOLO]

 

Feeling thin

From the air

Close my eyes

And I am there

 

I feel I'm falling down in a deep dark pit [riff and accelerate]

 

Put him down, the soldiers said

I'll put an arrow in his head

But the bird flew off instead

 To save his master on his back she fled

 

Her time has come

 

Riding the bird, high in the saddle

She gets a chance to fulfill the pact now

As the leader swoops from the clouds

She sticks him with the sword, then she throws him down

 

The enemy shriveled and died

The enemy shriveled and died

 

To defend, this is the pact

But when life's scorned and damage done

To avenge, this is the pact [riff]

  


 

I AM THE STORM  (Ronald Binder, Joe Bouchard)

 

You scorned the love that I gave you

You lied now nothing can save you

Blue skies are turning to grey

I know the games that you play

 Winds of rage they start to build

Too much madness will lay you under

The cards you draw don't help at all

Hear the sound of approaching thunder

 

 

When you see the clouds blacken

Remember you've been warned

No shelter from my fierce winds

Because, I am the storm

 

You'll hear my echoes of anger

You'll fear the roar of my thunder

Nightmares, confusion will come true

Aces and eights are the fate that you drew

Lightning bolts become my swords

When I pull them from the sky

Run my gauntlet of slashing rain

You won't survive to testify

 

When you see the clouds blacken 

Remember you've been warned

No shelter from my fierce winds

Because, I am the storm

 


DR. MUSIC  (R. Meltzer, Joe Bouchard, Donald Roeser)

Dance on fire with me babe

The flames ain't gonna stop

Come on and show me

That you're ready to trot

 

So if you really wanna do it

You better do it hot

Ah my babe

You tell me that you're scared

But your fear

Is just driving me mad

 

Well, you can call me Dr. Music

Music is my game

Well, you can call me Dr. Music

Music is my name

 

Girl don't stop that screamin'

You're sounding so sincere

So much beauty

In the tracks of your tears

 

So if you wanna face the music

Open up your ears

Meet my friend

Calamity Jane

Hear the rhythm

In the sound of her pain

 

Well, you can call me Dr. Music

Music is my game

Well, you can call me Dr. Music

Music is my name


CELESTIAL THE QUEEN  (Helen Wheels, Joe Bouchard)

I'm out of my place I'm out of my mind

Totally bent in the day time

There's no place for one of my kind

Scorn behind shades I don't care anyway

Celestial the Queen

Celestial the Queen

Celestial the Queen

 

Her world turns around

In my ears the sound of laughter

Swift descent

Dark and mute dreams deceive

 

The world turns around me

Celestial the Queen

Celestial the Queen 

SOLO

 

She came from the dark she came from a dream

All leather and chains the rising queen

Born into the night born into the spotlight

She spread her wings and then she was gone.

 

Celestial the Queen

Celestial the Queen

Celestial the Queen

 

The world turns around

In my head the fairy laughter

Swift ascent

And then forever it meant nothing.

 

The world turns around me

Celestial the Queen

Celestial the Queen.

 


MOON CRAZY  (Joe Bouchard)

 

Did you catch the fever

Flying toward the moon?

Sailing in space to a distant shore

You kind of wondered

What they came here for

 

We lived days for lovin'

Falling for all we met

 A world gone crazy from the lunacy

The tides kept rising and falling

Like you and me

 

Moon Crazy

Summer of changes

Let the night shine on (and on) and on

Shine on until the feeling is gone

Dreaming about, what could it be

Summer's embraces had a hold on me

 

On the hill they danced 'til dawn

While the video flickered along

But in your heart was an empty need

You just didn't know

Where the dream would lead 

 

 

Moon Crazy

Summer of changes

Let the night shine on (and on) and on

Shine on, shine on

Moon crazy

Summer of changes

Let the night shine on (and on) and on

Shine on until the feeling is gone

 

Dreaming about, what could it be

Summer's embraces

Had a hold on me

SOLO

Moon crazy

Summer of madness

Let the night shine on (and on) and on

Shine on Shine on Shine on Shine on 

SOLO

 


 

 WHEN THE WAR COMES  (Sandy Pearlman, Joe Bouchard)

 

"When the bones of our oppressors have turned to dust;

 And the cause that we serve rules the world.

 In a vision, visitation, all hail the revolution!"

 

A vision of evo-, revolution.

Armies of the past retreat in the wake of revolution.

 A journey to the country of the fourth admission,

 A spectacle of awakening light.

 The soldiers are baffled but still they fight.

 

Creator; destroyer; victory; defeat;

I did not come to bring a sleep.

Black flag; red flag; space and time;

The future is my mind.

 

Judgement day descends upon us after the revolution.

The purge has come to set you free;

On the lips, the light called Truth.

A modest time for victory.

Energy imprisoned will make itself free.

 

[Instrumental]

 

Creator; destroyer; victory; defeat;

I did not come to bring a sleep.

Black flag; red flag; space and time;

The future is my mind.

 

When the war comes... When the war comes...

When the war comes... When the war comes...

War comes... When the war comes...

 

[Instrumental]