I was walking in the evening,
I was looking for something good, clean, fine, pure, straight,
but instead I found the bunker wall and gate.
It was open: I was free.
I gave a token guarantee,
though I later knew I had promised more,
with an I.O.U. I could scarcely score my way…
but I herald Apocalypse anyway!
(I was a prime believer in the faith of ‘I’ –
yellow fever in the cat’s eye.)
And it’s everything you want
And it’s everything you own
And it’s everything you love
And it’s everything you hate
And it’s everything you touch
And it’s everything you dream
And it’s everything you trust
And it’s everything you need.
I got a heart like a rocket, I was out of control,
I’d cleaned out my pockets for some luck to show….
Really looking like a hopeless case,
I found it in my hand, it was the Angry Ace.
He wants to talk to me, one on one,
he wants to give me his professional opinion…
but I’m running, I just can’t wait,
I haven’t got a moment to anticipate;
Yes, I’m running, I just can’t stop,
I’ve got to get to the bottom just to get to the top,
I’ve got the dark alleys and the open skies –
I got the yellow fever from the cat’s eye.
I’ll let you know how it goes in the ninth life.