They try to trace her in the town Appeal for information on the local news Someone must have missed her by now A mother or a father or a friendly face to talk her down
She's heading for the great escape Heading for the rave Heading for the permanent holiday
I. Wave Hold your breath 'till you feel it begin Here it comes Do you feel that? Feel this? Get used to it
She had the face of the Statue of Liberty Oh free me The fire and ice of Amazon and Eskimo Take me home The edge and the glance of high fashion Ask me about next year
II. Mad Tell me I'm mad How should I know Tell me I'm mad I have been here for so long Help me paint a picture They say it's a lie Tell me I'm mad You're a fine one to decide
Burn me in the fires of wild heaven Like it never never never would stop Tell me I'm mad Tell me I imagined that Was it something I didn't say? Or was it something I said Leave that stuff alone Use me instead
I know I'm always falling off the edge of the world I got space in my bed You've got Egypt in your head I've got a headful of Troy Chandeliers and Charlemagne Fireworks and toys
III. The Opium Den "Hold your breath till you feel it begin Here it comes Get used to it"
But you sleep like a ghost with me It's as simple as that So tell me I'm mad Roll me up and breathe me in Come to my madness My opium den Come to my madness Make sense of it again
IV. The Slide Make a drug of my senses I'll get you out of your head I'm sick for you Love wastes us together Love holds us together Love folds us together Flowers
V. Standing in the Swing I don't know what you're doing here When there's murder on the street I appreciate your concern But don't waste your time on me I'm ashes on the water now Somewhere far away You think you came here just in time But you're twenty years too late You won't have long to wait
"Easy, you said I was easy. This world sharpens teeth. Eat your words..."