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Def Leppard

Slang Lyrics

Truth?

I've been burning and dousing the flames
I feel the whiplash of the backlash on my face
I melt to sleep at night but I wake to trip the day
Never for you, never for me
Would I kiss your feet of clay

I'm still alive and so should I
Soak up the wave of compromise
Am I the victim of youth
Is this the truth
Why don't you tell me
Why don't you tell me

There's no conscience in charity or shame
The voice deceives me but believe me, it's the same
I see the black and white and the colour in the grey
Better for me, better for you
Gonna bleach it all away

I'm still alive and so should I
Soak up the wave of compromise
Am I the victim of youth
Is this the truth
Why don't you tell me
Why don't you tell me

The left hand gives
And the right hand takes away

Why don't you tell me
Why don't you tell me

I'm still alive and so should I
Soak up the wave of compromise
I see the scars, I hear the lies
So what's the truth
Why don't you tell me

Turn To Dust

The concentration drifts in
Out of me
Conversation slides away
Turn and face the change in apathy
Take a rise to fall

Won't you save me
Don't you blame me
I got the feel that I'm gone
Turn to dust
Sentence rape me
Segregate me
I got the fear that I'm gone
Turn to dust

Slave or sympathy
It atrophies
Save but ancient hearts
Hiding scars and knives in symphonies
Still we rise to fall

Won't you save me
Don't you blame me
I got the feel that I'm gone
Turn to dust
Sentence rape me
Segregate me
I got the fear that I'm gone
Turn to dust

Won't you save me
Don't you blame me
I got the feel that I'm gone
Turn to dust
Sentence rape me
Segregate me
I got the fear that I'm gone
Turn to dust

Slang

Sittin' dark getting taken 'cause I said
Something lewd in a low down accent
Yeah yeah yeah
Kinda love those eyes
I wanna get down honey
But I ain't your guy

I'll rap 'n' ruck 'n' jam it up
But count me out
Cause all I ever wanna get is slang

Slang with me, I don't wanna get my hands dirty
Slang with me, I just wanna get soakin' wet
Slang with me, I don't wanna get my hands dirty
All I ever wanna get is slang

What's affectin' my condition
What's about to knock you down
Said wrapped 'n' bound and a goddamn
I'd love to get connected but it's outta my hand

I'll rap 'n' ruck 'n' jam it up
But count me out
Cause all I ever wanna get is slang

Slang with me, I don't wanna get my hands dirty
Slang with me, I just wanna get soakin' wet
Slang with me, I don't wanna get my hands dirty
All I ever wanna get is slang

It's my intention to be your obsession
It's my obsession to be your addiction

Uno, dos, tres, quatros

Slang with me, I don't wanna get my hands dirty
Slang with me, I just wanna get soakin' wet
Slang with me, I don't wanna get my hands dirty
All I ever wanna get is
Slang with me, I don't wanna get my hands dirty
Slang with me, I just wanna get soakin' wet
Slang with me, I don't wanna get my hands dirty
All I ever wanna get is slang

All I Want Is Everything

I don't know how to leave you
And I don't know how to stay
I got things that I must tell you
That I don't know how to say
The man behind these empty words
Is crying out in shame
Holding on to this sinking ship
Where nothing else remains

All I want is everything
Am I asking too much
All I want is everything
Like the feel of your touch
But all I have are yesterdays
Tomorrow never comes

It's hard to hold your head up
When you're kneeling to pray
And talking don't come easy now
When the words get in the way
And if you could see what's going on
Behind these private eyes
The truth would look so easy now
But I'm running out of lies

All I want is everything
Am I asking too much
All I want is everything
Like the feel of your touch
But all I have are yesterdays
Tomorrow never comes

You think the shadow of doubt is hanging over my head
It's just an angel whose wings hide the sun
And it's myself I betray
I cannot wish this away
Took my chance, now the damage is done

All I want is everything
Am I asking too much, yeah
All I want is everything
Like the feel, the feel of your touch
All I have are yesterdays
Tomorrow never comes

Work It Out

Day and night, black and white
You take it all for granted
I'm the one who turns you on
When you don't know where you belong
And nothing seems to matter
I'm the one who's holding on
It's alright to be wrong
All we need's a little time
But nothing here can last that long

We show the world a brand new face
It's taken us all this time
All this time
All of this doubt
We get to work it out
All of this doubt
We get to work it out

Yesterday lost your way
Still looking for an answer
I'm the one who holds the key
When you don't know where you belong
When nothing seems to matter
I'll unlock this mystery

We show the world a brand new face
It's taken us all this time
All this time
All of this doubt
We get to work it out
All of this doubt
We get to work it out
All this time
(Day and night, black and white)
(You take it all for granted)
We get to work it out
(I'm the one who turns you on, turns you on)
All of this doubt
(When you don't know where you belong)
(When nothing seems to matter)
We get to work it out
(I'm the one who's holding on)

Holding on, holding on

Breathe A Sigh

Let me down slow and easy
Cause there ain't nothin' I can do
I hope and pray my faith won't leave me
When it comes down to me and you

Try a little tenderness
I die a little for a long lost sweet caress

You lyin' next to me
Fulfilled some destiny
I wanna cry
But I breathe a sigh
Just a little bit of letting go
I don't want you to know
I wanna cry
But I breathe a sigh

Overflow of emotion
And a hurt that'll never heal
If you close the door forever
The fate of pain is sealed

Try a little tenderness
I die a little for a long lost sweet caress

You lyin' next to me
(It's outta my head)
Fulfilled some destiny
(And into my heart)
I wanna cry
But I breathe a sigh
Just a little bit of letting go
(Take a new day)
I don't want you to know
(And make a new start)
I wanna cry
But I breathe a sigh

I more than long for your affection
(I love you day and night)
I tell you now that that ain't so
(I want you more than life)
Not even gentle persuasion
(Fulfill some destiny)
Is ever gonna let me go
(I wanna say)

You lyin' next to me
(It's outta my head)
Fulfilled some destiny
(And into my heart)
I wanna cry
But I breathe a sigh
Just a little bit of letting go
(Take a new day)
I don't want you to know
(And make a new start)
I wanna cry
But I breathe a sigh

Won't you let me breathe
Won't you let me breathe
Won't you let me breathe
Won't you let me breathe

Deliver Me

I'm tired and feeling hateful
I'm tired and I can't breathe
So tired that I would be grateful
If you closed the door when you leave
That's me diggin' my heels in
That's me with the holy ghost
'Scuse me but I don't remember
Where were you when I needed you most

And I'm tired of the sky
As you claw at my eyes
As I wait for the flood
I swim in blood
As I crawl to my knees
And I beg your disease
Taste the ice on your breath
As you catch your death

I close my eyes
Embrace the wave
Deliver me

Hey you, the voice of reason
Hey you, are you listening to me
It's you that I can't believe in
I don't buy what I don't see
Say goodbye cause I don't need

And I'm tired of the sky
As you claw at my eyes
As I wait for the flood
I swim in blood
As I crawl to my knees
And I beg your disease
Taste the ice on your breath
As you catch your death

And I'm tired of the sky
As you claw at my eyes
As I wait for the flood
I swim in blood
As I crawl to my knees
And I beg your disease
Taste the ice on your breath
As you catch your death

I close my eyes
Embrace the wave
Abandon me
Save the day that I won't see
Deliver me

Gift Of Flesh

I am all destiny, a trade, a grain of sand
I take the throat of innocence and leave decay
I stain the way for all to see

No fear, no voice, no reason
In God no guiding light

When all the guilt that's in your head
Turns its back and plays for dead
You scorch the earth and torch the sky
Conscience low with head held high

Indulge and multiply and sacrifice
As lack of breath chokes underground
Divulge degenerate, the darker side
From windows watch the screaming sky

No fear, no voice, no reason
In God no guiding light

When all the guilt that's in your head
Turns its back and plays for dead
You scorch the earth and torch the sky
Conscience low with head held...

When all the guilt that's in your head
Turns its back and plays for dead
You scorch the earth and torch the sky
Conscience low with head held high
From all the truth comes all the shame
The curse of flesh just takes its aim
On hallowed ground and tortured sky
Walk in fear with spirits high

Blood Runs Cold

I heard this line one time 'bout tryin' to save the world
But have you ever tried to save yourself
A wide-eyed suicide drive remains a fake
As if you'd ever, ever go and make that same mistake

Strung out as the night comes crawlin'
Your halo of thorns is fallin'

Blood runs cold
I feel it in my bones
But you don't know your time is up
Blood runs cold

Somebody somewhere is screamin' out the words
But do they ever really ease the pain
I guess what I'm trying to say is whose life is it anyway
Because livin', living is the best revenge you can play

This fall from grace
I see your face, it's over

Blood runs cold
I feel it in my bones
But you don't know your time is up
Blood runs cold

From you love was kind
Resolved, left scarred and blind
Wasted and naked in the wings
Denying twist of fate
Demanding heaven's gate
Lying in wait above the wind

Strung out as the night comes crawlin'
Your halo of thorns is fallin'

Blood runs cold
I feel it in my bones
But you don't know your time is up
Blood runs cold
Blood runs cold
Blood runs cold

Where Does Love Go When It Dies

Could you ever steal a prayer to deny your god
Could you ever buy your love and not count the cost
Could you ever take a life when all was lost
And would it ever be enough
Could you bite the hand that feeds and then ask for more
Could you kiss the wound that bleeds, spit it on the floor
Could you open up your heart then close the door
And would it ever be enough

Every word you whisper
All the tears you hide
You die for love when it's alive
But where does love go when it dies

If you came across your dream, would you walk on by
Hold a candle to the wind and just let it die
And is there room inside your mind for one more try
And would it ever be enough

I watch the time go rushing by, it's like an ocean wave
Showing you no mercy, throwing dirt upon your grave
You're drowning in the darkness and you're blinded by the light
And there ain't no prayer that's gonna save you now

If you woke up from your sleep, blood on your hands
Would you wash away the pain, no one understands
There must be someone out there who can help you breathe again
And would it ever be enough

Every word you whisper
All the tears you hide
You die for love when it's alive
But where does love go when it dies

Pearl Of Euphoria

Your price, name the time
The suspect of the crime
The shadow of my gun
Get down or you can run

Feed the demon
Kiss the flame
Feel your desire
Empty room, turn the key
You're never alone when you're with me
Temptation, break the vow
Cut flesh from the sacred cow

Unchain the tiger
Kiss the flame
Feel your desire
Feed the demon
Kiss the flame
Feel your desire

Soaked in fear, the curtain falls
Religion within these walls
Mystify my soul beliefs
Confession is my release

Feed the demon
Kiss the flame
Feel your desire
Unchain the tiger
Crucify
Feed your desire

Pearl of euphoria
Pearl of euphoria
Pearl of euphoria
Pearl of euphoria

Move With Me Slowly

I'm lost in imagination
Still contemplate animation
I just groove on your breathing
I do it all for you
You got a problem with your boyfriend
He don't squeeze you right
He got you facedown and waiting, baby
Keep you waiting all night
So do me a favour

Won't you move with me slowly
Get too close to me
Won't you move with me slowly, yeah
Just like we're meant to be
Just like we're meant to be

Hey say sister, you're dreaming
You got stars in your eyes
A little conscious behaviour, yeah yeah
Is gonna cut you down to size

So won't you move with me slowly
Get too close to me
Yeah won't you move with me slowly, yeah yeah
Just like we're meant to be
Just like we're meant to be

You hear me knocking so let me in
When your blood runs cold and your love wears thin
It's over passion, it's under the skin
If love ain't a miracle, it sure ain't a sin
So let me in

Take me to the city
Take me on my knees
Take me anyway you find me, baby
I've got this love disease
And there ain't nothin I can do

Won't you move with me slowly
And get too close to me
Yeah won't you move with me slowly, yeah yeah
Just like we're meant to be
Won't you move with me slowly
And get too close to me
Yeah won't you move with me slowly, yeah yeah
Just like we're meant to be
Just like we're meant to be
Yeah yeah yeah

Won't you move with me slowly
And get too close to me
Yeah won't you move with me slowly, yeah yeah
Just like we're meant to be
Just like we're meant to be
Just like we're meant to be
Yeah


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