21 July 2013

Pay In Blood (5 May 2013)

The opening leg of the 2013 tour brought a greater number of Tempest album songs, and with them some new lyrics.

Well, another politician pumping out his piss
Another ragged beggar blowing you a kiss
Life is short but your time ain't long
But they'll hang you tomorrow then they'll sing you a song
Someone must have slipped a drug in your wine
You gulped it down and you lost your mind
Got hit so hard, must be made of stone
I pay in blood, but not my own.

5 May 2013, St. Augustine, Florida
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The original album lyrics are somewhat different:

Another politician pumping out the piss
Another angry beggar blowing you a kiss
You've got the same eyes that your mother does
If only you could prove who your father was
Someone must have slipped a drug in your wine
You gulped it down and you crossed the line
Man can’t live by bread alone
I pay in blood, but not my own.
In the next verse, the last line changes from a rather emphatic "You bastard! I’m supposed to respect you?" to:
How I made it back home, nobody knows
Or how I've survived so many blows
I’ve been through Hell, what good did it do?
My conscience is clear, what about you?

5 May 2013, St. Augustine, Florida
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