David Dondero – Michael Raines Lyrics

Let me tell you about Michael Raines
Got involved in the distribution of cocaine game
Parents kicked him out, girlfriend Kristin the same
Cops come flush it down, down, down the drain
Cat on the mouse and the cops on the cat
No traps could keep the acid brats
With pure plush leather seats for drums
We could never get away from those
Outer suburban perimeter strip mall slums
We were stupid then
Trying to capture the zen of broken glass bombs
Well, great adventures on the jersey shore
Pouring motor oil in the pool of the girl next door
Iron Maiden, Radio City Music Hall, 1985
We were clones for the headbangers ball
We weren’t punks, we were cheese and corn
We were born and bred to fill out the college form
But Michael couldn’t make the grades
If he got B’s and A’s he would’ve had it made
His adopted dad said he’d buy him a porsche
If he got back on track, you know, back on course
But Mike was bored with these attempts to buy love
He was always bored and left alone
In that home on the hillside above
But most of all he was bored in those attempts to buy love
La-la- love. la-la-love
Well, back to Michael, what was his deal?
You know, he’s just trying hard to taste the feel
His cigarettes was his food, his beer was a meal
You know, he loved spinning so he jumped on the wheel
Old man Michael was a friend of mine
We got in cool car crashes in the summer time
Participated in petty crime
Well, I moved south and he ended up doing a little bit of time
When all along he was just looking to have a good time

Phoebe Ryan – James Has Changed

[Verse 1]
He asked me for his Iron Maiden shirt back
It crushed me, ’cause it was the best one I had
Tell me why it’s gotta be this way, why it’s gotta be this way
What did I do, what did I say?
I’m fighting like crazy, ’cause things ain’t the same

[Chorus]
James has changed
He don’t want me anymore
I feel strange, he don’t love me like he did before
It’s a shame, ’cause my James was all I had
And he’s not even sad

[Verse 2]
I don’t care if he’s not the right one for me, no
‘Cause sometimes the wrong ones are just what you need (I wish you’d tell me)
Tell me what are you supposed to do, what are you supposed to do
When he won’t even look at you
It kills me, I wish it was killing him too

[Chorus]
James has changed
He don’t want me anymore
I feel strange, he don’t love me like he did before
It’s a shame, ’cause my James was all I had
And he’s not even sad
James has changed
He don’t want me anymore
It’s insane, ’cause he wanted me so bad before
It’s a shame, ’cause my James don’t even cry
And he won’t tell me why

[Bridge]
We used to have fun together
We used to be dumb together
But now I’m just dumb and all alone
I gave you my heart forever
Suddenly it’s so whatever
You want your shit back
But you should know
I’ll never let it go

[Chorus]
James has changed
He don’t want me anymore
I feel strange, he don’t love me like he did before
It’s a shame, ’cause my James was all I had
And he’s not even sad
James has changed
He don’t want me anymore
It’s insane, ’cause he wanted me so bad before
It’s a shame, ’cause my James don’t even cry
And he won’t tell me why