Rise And Fall

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Once a singer sang 'bout bullshit
everyone could see him fall
and be sure it's been his last hit
he's never been seen at all

Some dictator felt progressive
and lay down in the sun
but his people were aggressive
they killed him with a gun

Sometimes you're wrong
by some things you have done
you see fate is too strong
nothing's won
no use for a fight
if you're not acting right
you'll be cut down to size
like a lie

[Chorus:]

It's the rise and fall
the prize for all
that ain't nice at all
luck is like a ball
you can't recall or care at all
so better use your brain

A little dragon could spit fire
but never so for something bad
he didn't know the knight's desire
to throw a lance into his head

Romeo loved his Juliet
their parents told them "Stop"
then it all turned out peculiar
he couldn't get it up

And it's all in vain
when you're living with pain
reap not goods you have grown
by your own
feelings you like
disappear overnight
you sip up every grin
free to win

[Chorus:]

It's the rise and fall
the prize for all
that ain't nice at all
luck is like a ball
you can't recall or care at all
you nearly go insane

A spaceman flies the rocket
that takes him to the stars
thinks his wife is in his pocket
but she's strolling 'round in bars

The king of Los Angeles
bought himself a teddy bear
and the queen became shameless
she did it with a chair

Sometimes you're wrong
by some things you have done
you see fate is too strong
nothing's won
no use for a fight
if you're not acting right
you'll be cut down to size
like a lie

[Chorus:]

It's the rise and fall
the prize for all
that ain't nice at all
luck is like a ball
you can't recall or care at all
so better use your brain

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Helloween 2011-01-05 - Unreleased Pumpkins Deluxe Box Audio
Helloween 1992-10-05 - Koseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan Audio
Helloween 1992-09-29 - Bunka Center, Urawa, Japan Audio
Helloween 1992-09-27 - NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan Audio
Helloween 1992-09-24 - Kyoiku Bunka Hall, Kawasaki, Japan Audio
Helloween 1992-08-15 - Maimarktgelande, Mannheim, Germany Audio
Helloween 1992-08-15 - Maimarktgelande, Mannheim, Germany Version 1 Video
Helloween 1992-08-15 - Maimarktgelande, Mannheim, Germany Version 2 Video
Helloween 1992-05-12 - Elysee Montmartre, Paris, France Audio
Helloween 1992-05-10 - Rolling Stone, Milan, Italy Audio
Helloween 1992-05-04 - Music Hall, Frankfurt, Germany Audio
Helloween 1992-05-01 - Biskuithall, Bonn, Germany Version 1 Video
Helloween 1992-05-01 - Biskuithall, Bonn, Germany Version 2 Video
Helloween 1989-06-03 - Shiodome Pit, Tokyo, Japan Audio
Helloween 1989-06-01 - Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, Japan Audio
Helloween 1989-05-30 - Koseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan Audio
Helloween 1989-05-29 - Koseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan Audio
Helloween 1989-05-24 - Mainichi Hall, Osaka, Japan Version 1 Audio
Helloween 1989-05-24 - Mainichi Hall, Osaka, Japan Version 2 Audio
Helloween 1989-05-23 - Mainichi Hall, Osaka, Japan Audio
Helloween 1989-05-11 - Microarena, Springfield, MA, USA Audio
Helloween 1989-05-08 - RPI Fieldhouse, Troy, New York, USA Audio
Helloween 1989-04-08 - Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, USA Audio
Helloween 1988-11-08 - Hummingbird, Birmingham, UK Audio
Helloween 1988-11-07 - Apollo Theatre, Manchester, UK Audio
Helloween 1988-11-06 - Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Audio
Helloween 1988-11-03 - Royal Concert Center, Nottingham, UK Audio
Helloween 1988-11-01 - Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK Audio
Helloween 1988-10-29 - Eulachhalle, Winterthur, Switzerland Source 2 Audio
Helloween 1988-10-29 - Eulachhalle, Winterthur, Switzerland Version 1 Audio
Helloween 1988-10-29 - Eulachhalle, Winterthur, Switzerland Version 2 Audio
Helloween 1988-10-25 - Circus Krone, Munich, Germany Version 2 Audio
Helloween 1988-10-23 - Docks, Hamburg, Germany Version 1 Audio
Helloween 1988-10-23 - Docks, Hamburg, Germany Version 2 Audio
Helloween 1988-10-20 - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany Audio
Helloween 1988-10-16 - Munsterlandhalle Munster, Germany Audio
Helloween 1988-10-01 - Scandinavium, Gothemburg, Sweden Version 1 Audio
Helloween 1988-10-01 - Scandinavium, Gothemburg, Sweden Version 2 Audio
Helloween 1988-09-30 - Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden Version 1 Audio
Helloween 1988-09-30 - Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden Version 2 Audio
Helloween 1988-09-30 - Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden Version 3 Audio
Helloween 1988-09-25 - Palais Omnisport de Bercy, Paris, France Audio
Helloween 1988-09-24 - Palais Omnisport de Bercy, Paris, France Audio
Helloween 1988-09-22 - Bullring, Barcelona, Spain Video
Helloween 1988-09-22 - Bullring, Barcelona, Spain Audio
Helloween 1988-09-18 - Casa de Campo, Madrid, Spain Audio
Helloween 1988-09-17 - Bullring, Pamplona, Spain Audio
Helloween 1988-09-10 - Arena Festa Dell Unita, Modena, Italy Audio