I remember your eyes from the 12th of July When the sirens were screamin' and the flames lit the sky And you held me so tight, thought you'd never let go 'Til the bullets exploded on the pavement below
And I laid you down next to a burnt out car Screamed out for help but you were gone too far Still got that picture of you locked away from the start Developing inside my fanatic heart
I went around in a daze for a couple of years With the blood in my veins frozen over with tears And I did anything that they asked me to do 'Cause all I could see was that picture of you
And the young ones passin' by'd say, "how's about you - real hard man" Deep down inside I was just a castle of sand Still had that picture of you locked away from the start Developing inside my fanatic heart
Then they took me inside, threw me up against a wall They put electric prods on my chest and my balls And they told me to sign things that I knew weren't true And in the end I did what they told me to do
Then they locked me up and threw away the key And left me there with just your memory Now I walk through New York like a grey silhouette Tryin' hard to remember what I'm supposed to forget
That look in your eyes on the 12th of July When the sirens were screamin' and the flames lit the sky Hey I sleep with other women and I hold them through the night 'Cause all I want to do is just get on with my life
But that picture of you won't let me make a new start It's frozen inside my fanatic heart.