Hell

by Michael Psycho

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1.
Rat Race 02:18
You’ve got your rat race, and I’ve got my own thing to do. You don’t need me, and I’m sure I don’t need you. You’ve got your rat race, and it shows in the lines on your face. You’re going to die young, and in days, you’ll soon be replaced.
2.
You must be insane Thinking you can start my flame I know your type girl I’ve seen you across the world Modern romance Isn’t worth the chance Thanks for the chance, but I want to live I’ve met girls like you before Treat your sex like the corner store Hit the clubs when they want to play When you’re through throw the dude away
3.
WORK. EARN. SEE. LISTEN. DRIVE. SPEND. BUY. Walk like a virgin…
4.
Sleazebags 02:54
If you give them an inch They’ll take the world And they won’t take “no” for an answer Give ‘em your time And they’ll give you trouble Take you on a demolition ride Because they’re Sleazebags, sleazebags and they’re everywhere Sleazebags, sleazebags and they don’t care They came around one day Worse than the bubonic plague At least that would kill me real soon. They came by, made themselves at home Drank my beer and smoked my smokes Then went off upon their merry way
5.
Oh, I run a sales office with about fourteen people and they all do the same job so I treat 'em like robots. Oh, I wear bourgeoise business suits and go on business trips to some little island off of San Diego. Oh, I hate to be mean, but I'll admit that I'm human, 'cause when I fire someone, Hell, it ruins my dinner. Oh, I could get promoted but could also get fired but at least I can fall back on the Army Reserve. (Who knows... someday... regional manager!)
6.
Hypocrite 03:20
Hypocrite, you're just a hypocrite You say you give a damn, but you don't give a shit You're just a hypocrite Look at you You don't know what you say (anymore). One day you'll understand And maybe change your plans Not be a hypocrite. Hypocrite You're just a hypocrite One day you'll understand And maybe change your plans Not be a hypocrite Hypocrite? Why don't you get off my ass? Get off your ass and leave And give me room to breathe You fuckin' hypocrite!
7.
So you own a “restaurant”- big deal. You don’t care how the employees feel. You make them work long hours, even when they’re sick. You’re a rude, inconsiderate, selfish prick! Fast food dictator, don’t care about a thing, As long as the profits keep rolling on in. When a worker gets sick, you start debates. Your turnover’s faster than the world birth rate. Yeah, show ‘em you’re the boss, show ‘em you’re no wimp. You’d be much more appropriate as a pimp.
8.
Like an ego competition, Always showing off. You'll reach your incompetence, And soon you'll fade to off. Peter Principle Will catch up to you. When that day comes, It's curtains for you. Always climbing up the ladder, Never end your course. As for your dumb, endless struggle, I feel no remorse. Peter Principle Will catch up to you. When that day comes, It's curtains for you. Time is clicking on the clock. Your life is its refrain. Turns into one bad acid trip, Like stuck in heavy rain. I saw you the other day, Looked like you'd been through war. Scraping, climbing up the ladder In the social war.
9.
Just an egocentric And a well-known prude He’s always feeling her out And she thinks it’s rude But she lets him do it anyway That’s how they get their kicks And everybody likes them What a pair of pricks! His brain is mispositioned Hers doesn’t even exist He’s always cheating on her And she’s never missed Well, it’s a stupid situation But that’s how they get their kicks And everybody likes them What a pair of pricks! They’re having so much fun They go to parties too They keep their noses high Above me and you They’re just phony little losers But that’s how they get their kicks And everybody likes them What a pair of pricks!
10.
Poetic Chaos 02:41
I heard somebody told you I’m not too well upstairs I know that they’re all liars But still, it’s just not fair When I know that you can hear me knocking when you are at home When you never answer when I call you on the telephone That sucks! I know somebody told you To get away from me now But I’m not the Charlie Manson type Or some other dangerous clown Sometimes I get so damned depressed But only when I’m down From you! Why you get so angry? You don’t even see me How you get so angry? You don’t even see me Shouldn’t I be angry? Ha! You never see me Shouldn’t I be angry Instead? I guess I’ll change my attitude You just don’t care anymore And so I’ll feel the same way My senses are restored Why should I go for a girl who doesn’t really care? Who can take this anymore? I’m not getting anywhere From you!
11.
Eat it for Jesus Swallow that cookie Or Sister Dorothy Beats you up Eat it for Jesus Swallow that host Or you’re chastised ‘Til you throw up Jesus is lord To the second-graders Persecuted in the Catholic school So be good boys And good girls Swallow that cookie Eat it for Jesus Eat it for Jesus Swallow that cookie Eat it for Jesus Choke on that host Our Father Who art in Heaven Hallowed be Thy name But sisters in the Catholic school Have ruined You to shame.
12.
Fuck 02:46
They like to judge what I am That I do evil work They like to spit on my name About seven days a week Sit the fuck down Shut the fuck up What’s eating you, wrong day? No difference to me I like to think that what I am Can’t compare to what I’ve proved Sit the fuck down Shut the fuck up You’re so right, I understand I don’t need it Your opinions Don’t mean a thing to me Sit the fuck down Shut the fuck up
13.
Gather ‘round ye people, come and listen to the news, hey! I’m gonna take over the world tomorrow, I’ve paid up all my dues. I’m gonna take over… that ain’t no crap. I’m gonna take over… with all the nuts on my side. All the lunatics. All the crazy bastards. All my friends and relatives, they all think I’m crazy. They’d better all watch out. ‘Cause when I take over the world tomorrow, They’re gonna be all shot. I’m gonna take over… that ain’t no crap. I’m gonna take over… with all the nuts on my side. All the lunatics. All the crazy bastards. ‘Cause I’m a left-wing radical, and a cosmic revolutionary, And a spiritual revolutionary, And a Groucho Marxist, And a John Ono Lennonist, And I’m very nuts. Yes, I’m very nuts, and I’ll have you all saying, Yeah I’ll have you all swaying, I’ll have you going “HAIL PSYCHO!” I’ll have you wailing “HAIL PSYCHO!” Yeah right like “HATE PSYCHO!” Hell, I’d probably get shot before I could do anything. Yeah I’d probably get shot just like anyone else Who tries to take over. That ain’t no crap… Who tries to take over With all the nuts on their side…

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released October 4, 1988

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