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Madhouse – Armored Saint vs Anthrax

Posted in Anthrax, Armored Saint, Challenge, Same Title Different Song on October 1, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Title, Different Song

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II  average
III  good
IV  very good
V  excellent

Madhouse  (John Bush/Dave Prichard/Phil E.
Sandoval/Joey Vera/Gonzo) from “March Of The Saint” (1984)

I got an urge to tell a story
Mad house set to unload
I try my best to keep a distance
From going down loony road
But I crushed with that temptation
For the place that makes you
move – to the groove
Right down loony road
This certain pad will make your heart beat
Rum, sex, drop hit the floor
Next day you feel your head spin
Back up again, do it some more
Then I get crushed with that temptation
For the place that makes you move
And then it feels good there
You better raise your beer to the mess

Chorus:
The only place for you to be – Mad house
Back in touch with insanity – Mad house
It don’t matter what you do – Mad house
Just as long that it’s good
for you – Mad house
Right down loony road
I got an urge to tell a story
Mad house set to unload
I try my best to keep a distance
From going down loony road
I just get crushed with that temptation
For the place that makes you move
And then it feels good there
Raise your beer to the mess

Chorus:
Mad house, mad house
Mad house, mad house

Musicanship: III
Vocals: III
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: II
Outstanding instrument:  Guitar, Drums

Some Words:

“The only place for you to be – Mad house
Back in touch with insanity – Mad house”

Final Score: XII

Madhouse  (Bellardini, Joseph A, Bello Frank, Benante Charlie, Rosenfeld Scott Ian, Spitz Daniel Alan) from “Spreading the Disease” (1985)

White coats to bind me, out of control

I live alone inside my mind

World of confusion, air filled with noise

Who says that my life’s such a crime?

 Trapped, in this nightmare

I wish I’d wake

As my whole life begins to shake

Four walls, surround me

An empty gaze

I can’t find my way out of this maze

’cause I don’t care

Fall in, fall out

Gone without a doubt, help me

I can’t take the blame

They don’t feel the shame

 It’s a madhouse

Or so they claim

It’s a madhouse

Oh, am I insane?

My fears behind me, what can I do

My dreams haunt my sleep at night

Oh no, won’t learn their lesson, white fills my eyes

And only then they see the light

Musicanship: IIII
Vocals: IIII
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: III
Outstanding instrument:  Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Bass

Some Words:

“Trapped, in this nightmare  I wish I’d wake, As my whole life begins to shake”

Final Score: XV

And Today’s winner is: ANTHRAX

Another Fistful of Madhouses

Fire – Jimi Hendrix vs The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Posted in Challenge, Jimi Hendrix, Same Title Different Song, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown with tags , , , , , , , on September 24, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Title, Different Song

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FireJimi Hendrix

Album: Are You Experienced? – Released: 1967

Alright, now listen, baby

You don’t care for me

I don’-a care about that

Gotta new fool, ha!

I like it like that

 I have only one burning desire

Let me stand next to your fire

Let me stand next to your fire [Repeat 4 times]

 Listen here, baby

and stop acting so crazy

You say your mum ain’t home,

it ain’t my concern,

Just play with me and you won’t get burned

I have only one itching desire

Let me stand next to your fire

Let me stand next to your fire [Repeat 4 times]

 Oh! Move over, Rover

and let Jimi take over

Yeah, you know what I’m talking ’bout

Yeah, get on with it, baby

That’s what I’m talking ’bout

Now dig this!

Ha!

Now listen, baby

You try to gimme your money

you better save it, babe

Save it for your rainy day

I have only one burning desire

Let me stand next to your fire

Let me stand next to your FIRE

The main lyrics in this song (“Let me stand next to your fire”) came from a time when the band had just finished a gig in the cold around Christmas, 1966. They went to bass player Noel Redding’s mother’s house. When they got there, Jimi asked Margaret, the mother, to “Let me stand next to your fire” so he could warm up. They had a German Shepherd that way laying by the fire, which inspired the line, “Move over Rover, and let Jimi take over.” (thanks, Jayson – Atlanta, GA) – Songfacts

Hendrix is legendary for theatrics like setting his guitar on fire and playing it with his teeth (not at the same time). This was the song he was playing when he set it on fire for the first time. At a concert in London in 1967, he doused his guitar in lighter fluid and burned it.

Musicanship: IIIII
Vocals: IIII
Emotions: IIIII
Lyrics: IIII
Outstanding instrument: Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Bass

Some Words:  “Oh! Move over, Rover and let Jimi take over”

Final Score: XVIII

Gary Moore covered this song

FireThe Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Album “The Crazy World of Arthur Brown” Released: 1968 – Charted: 2 USA – 1 UK

I am the god of hell fire and I bring you:

Fire

I’ll take you to burn.

Fire

I’ll take you to learn.

I’ll see you burn!

You fought hard and you saved and learned

 but all of it’s going to burn.

And your mind

your tiny mind

 you know you’ve really been so blind.

Now’s your time burn your mind.

You’re falling far too far behind.

Oh no

oh no

oh no

you gonna burn!

Fire

to destroy all you’ve done.

Fire

to end all you’ve become.

I’ll feel your burn!

You’ve been living like a little girl

in the middle of your little world.

and your mind

your tiny mind

 you know you’ve really been so blind.

Nows your time burn your mind

you’re falling far too far behind.

Oohhh

Fire

I’ll take you to burn.

Fire

I’ll take you to learn.

You gonna burn … burn … burn …burn … burn … burn

Fire

I’ll take you to burn.

Fire

I’ll take you to learn.

Fire

I’ll take you to bed

 

Vocalist Brown and organist Vincent Crane are the genius behind the band.

Their album is a unique insight into actions that lead to a miserable life. All cuts on the album were penned by Brown and/or Crane (they wrote “Fire” together)

The album was produced by Kit Lambert and Pete Townshend.

Musicanship: IIII
Vocals: III
Emotions: IIIII
Lyrics: III
Outstanding instrument:  Keyboard

Some Words: “I am the god of hell fire and I bring you…”

Final Score: XV

And today’s winner is: JIMI HENDRIX

Bad Boys x 4 (Peter Criss, Great White, MSG, Whitesnake)

Posted in Challenge, Great White, MSG, Peter Criss, Whitesnake on September 1, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Title, Different Song

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Bad Boys  – Peter Criss
(Criss, Jim Roberge)

From: Let me Rock You (Released May 1982)

I met a lady dressed in black
She sure looked strange to me
I said, baby where’s a hot place to go
She said Ruby‘s ain’t for me
I said, mama I can go anywhere I please
I been to places that would bring the devil to his
knees

She just looked at me and said
Don’t go where the bad boys go
If you can’t fight
Don’t go where the bad boys go
When it’s late night

She looked at me with her coal black eyes
As she took me by the hand
She said Ruby’s just ain’t the place
You see it’s more like another land

And as we stood outside the door
You could smell it in the air
You could hear the screams and feel the heat
But I really didn’t care

She kept telling me
Don’t go where the bad boys go
If you can’t fight
Don’t go where the bad boys go
When it’s late night

[Solo]

And as she pushed me through the door
The place was bright with flames
She said I tried to warn you boy
Cause Ruby is my name

I should have listened when she said
Don’t go where the bad boys go
If you can’t fight
Don’t go where the bad boys go
When it’s late night

Don’t go where the bad boys go
If you can’t fight
Don’t go where the bad boys go
When it’s late night
I don’t wanna hear it again

Don’t go where the bad boys go
If you can’t fight
Don’t go where the bad boys go
When it’s late night

Musicanship: III
Vocals: III
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: III

Some words: “Don’t go where the bad boys go, If you can’t fight”

Final Score: XIII

Bad Boys – Great White
(M. Kendall, J. Russell, G. Holland, L. Black, A. Niven)

From “Great White” – 1984

Young boy, a hard, gin, ride
On the loose again
Live fast to play both sides
I’m out to win

I’m no loser
I have nothing to lose
My life ain’t easy
But it’s mine to use

Raised on the streets
I know
To get what you want
You gotta take control

I’m on the run, bad boys
I’m on the loose, bad boys

I’m on my way, I’ve paid my dues
Pull of the trigger, time starts to crawl
Two lives have ended
When the hammer falls

Raised on the streets
I know
To get what you want
You gotta take control

The lost years were long
Each night was cold
The way I felt
Feel the snow

I’ve done my time
Paid what I owed
Don’t want those walls
Of steel and stone

I put myself behind the wall
Now that I’m back, ain’t gonna fall

Jack Russell – lead and backing vocals
Mark Kendall – guitar, backing vocals
Lorne Black – bass
Gary Holland – drums, backing vocals

Musicanship: III
Vocals: IIII
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: II

Some Words: “I’m no loser, I have nothing to lose”

Final Score: XIII

Bad Boys – McAuley Schenker Group
(McAuley, Schenker)

From “Save Your Self” – Released October 10, 1989

Never Enough, never enough ,
It’s too little for me
Cry wolf, cry cry wolf,
The black sheep of the family
Give an inch, give an inch,
Always taking a mile
Lie down with the push and shove
Yeah I can make you smile

Bad boys
Never seem to care about anything
Bad boys
You don’t wanna mess around
Bad boys
Playin’ with the girls havin’ lots of fun
Bad boys
We really don’t care

It’s really tough, really tough
When you ain’t got no money
Livin’ rough is heavy stuff
Where ya gonna get your milk and honey
I wanna be in the movies
See myself on the silver screen
Romeo playin’ all those parts
In positions you ain’t never seen

Bad boys
Never seem to care about anything
Bad boys
You don’t wanna mess around
Bad boys
Playin’ with the girls havin’ lots of fun
Bad boys
We really don’t care

The kinda things we like to do
You don’t wanna know if it’s good for you
We’re so bad through and through
The same could happen
It’s gonna happen to you
New York, New York city
My kinda town
But L.A. on a sunny day, wow!
When you’ve got the roof down
There’s blonde hair everywhere
They sure have got the style
The bad boys taken everythin’
Drivin’ everybody wild

Bad boys
Never seem to care about anything
Bad boys
You don’t wanna mess around
Bad boys
Playin’ with the girls havin’ lots of fun
Bad boys
We really don’t care

Musicanship: III
Vocals: IIII
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: II

Some Words: “Playin’ with the girls havin’ lots of fun”

Final Score: XIII

Bad Boys – Whitesnake
(David Coverdale,John Sykes)

From “Whitesnake” – Released 7 April 1987

I know you, you know me
I’m the black sheep of the family
I’m in an’ out of trouble
I’m the talk of the town
I get wild in the street
When the sun goes down…I steal around,
like a thief in the night
Dancing ’til the break of day
Bad Boys Running undercover of moonlight
Bad, bad Boys
Getting wild in the street, wild in the city

I see you, you see me
Just a back street boy in society
With high-heeled women full of
champagne an’ lies
Getting wild in the street
Til the hot sunrise
Stealing ’round like a thief in the night
Dancing ’til the break of day
Bad Boys Running undercover of moonlight
Bad, bad Boys
Getting wild in the street
Wild in the city
Wild in the city
Wild in the city
Bad, bad Boys
Running undercover of moonlight
Bad, bad Boys Getting wild in the street
Wild in the city

I know you, you know me
I’m the black sheep of the family
I’m in an’ out of trouble
I’m the talk of the town
I get wild in the street
When the sun goes down…I don’t care what the people think
I can’t hear what the people say
I steal around like a thief in the night
Dancing ’til the break of day
Bad, bad Boys Running undercover of moonlight
Bad, bad Boys
Getting wild in the street
Wild in the city

Musicanship: IIII
Vocals: IIII
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: II

Some Words: “I don’t care what the people think
I can’t hear what the people say”

Final Score: XIV

And…Today’s winner is: WHITESNAKE

 

 

Race With The Devil – Gene Vincent vs The Gun

Posted in Challenge, Gene Vincent, Same Title Different Song, The Gun with tags , , , , , , , on August 22, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Title, Different Song (Plus great versions)

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Race With the Devil/”Gonna Back Up Baby” (Capitol F3530 US) (9/10/56) (Capitol 45-CL 14628 UK), No. 96 – Gene Vincent

Well I’ve led an evil life, so they say But I’ll out run the devil on judgement day, I said Move, hot-rod, move man! Move, hot-rod, move man!Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line, oh yeah! Well me and the devil, at a stop light He started rollin’, I was out of sight, I said Move, hot-rod, move man! Move, hot-rod, move man! Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line, oh yeah! Well, goin’ pretty fast, looked behind A-hear come the the devil doin’ ninety-nine, I said Move, hot-rod, move man! Move, hot-rod, move man!Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line, oh yeah! (Let’s drag now) Well thought I was smart, the race was wonA-hear come the devil doin’ a-hundred and one Move, hot-rod, move man! Move, hot-rod, move man! Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line (Let’s drag again) Well, goin’ pretty fast,looked behindA-hear come the the devil doin’ ninety-nine, I saidMove, hot-rod, move man!Move, hot-rod, move man!Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line, oh yeah!Well I’ve led an evil life, so they sayBut I’ll hide from the devil on judgement day, I saidMove, hot-rod, move man!Move, hot-rod, move man!Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line.

Gene Vincent–most famous for his classic 1950s rendition of “Be-Bop-A-Lula”–is one of the most influential rock and roll artists of all times. Elvis Presley adopted his loose-hipped style, and bands from The Rolling Stones to The Beatles toured Britain with him throughout the fifties and early sixties. Led Zepplin‘s Robert Plant lauds Vincent as his favorite vocalist of all time, Yardbirds guitarist Jeff Beck claims Vincent is the reason he played music, and Paul Westerberg of the Replacements calls him “the soul of Rock and Roll.” But beyond his undeniable musical importance lay a man with an almost pathological personality whose creative talents and volatile temper never failed–for better or for worse–to touch those around him. Elvis Presley, with his suggestive gyrations, was disturbing to mainstream America in the 50s. Gene Vincent, with his earthy lyrics, moans and pants, and full-on bodily contortions was downright shocking.

Musicanship: III
Vocals: III
Emotions: IIIII
Lyrics: III
Outstanding instrument: Guitar

Some words: “It’s only Rock and Roll but I’ll out run the devil on judgement day”

Final Score: XIV

Version by The Stray Cats

Race With The Devil – The Gun (1968)

You better run (3x)
from the devil’s gun

the race is on, (2x)
so you better run
from the devil’s gun.

Strange things happen
If you stay
The devil will
Catch you anyway
He’ll seek you here
He’ll seek you there
The devil will
Seek you everywhere.

When he finds you,
Soon find out
the devil’s fire
Just won’t go out
He burns you up
from head to toe.
The devil’s grip
Just won’t let go.

The Gun was a late 1960s British rock guitar trio who had a single British Top Ten hit, “Race With The Devil” and recorded two albums before disbanding. Two of its founders, brothers Paul Gurvitz  and Adrian Gurvitz, later took the name Three Man Army recording 3 albums and then, after joining up with Ginger Baker, the Baker Gurvitz Army. recorded three albums, Baker Gurvitz Army, Elysian Encounter & Hearts On Fire, during the same time the Gurvitz brothers recorded 2 albums with Graeme Edge (Moody Blues) drummer Kick Off Your Muddy Boots and Paradise Ballroom under the name of the Graeme Edge Band. This was not a touring band it also featured Ginger Baker.

Musicanship: IIII
Vocals: III
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: III
Outstanding instrument: Vocals, Guitar

Some Words: “Amazing Hard Rock”

Final Score: XIV

 

Hair of the Dog – The Ramones vs Nazareth

Posted in Challenge, Nazareth, Same Title Different Song, The Ramones with tags , , , , , , , on August 18, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Title, Different Song

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Hair of the Dog – Ramones

When I woke up this morning from the night before
My brain was pulsating, I was battered and sore
Nothing I tried would satisfy
Cold Coke and Pepsi or Canada Dry

What’s so wrong, hair of the dog
There’s nothing wrong, hair of the dog

Finally pulled myself out of my bed
Feeling kinda dodgy, I was feeling half dead
Done it before, probably do it again
Don’t know if I ever will learn

What’s so wrong, hair of the dog
There’s nothing wrong, hair of the dog

Hair of the dog

Finally pulled myself out of my bed
Feeling kinda dodgy, I was feeling half dead
Done it before, probably do it again
Don’t know if I ever will learn

What’s so wrong, hair of the dog
There’s nothing wrong, hair of the dog

Musicanship: III
Vocals: III
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: III
Outstanding instrument: Vocals

“Pure Monchos”

Final Score: XIII

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Hair of the Dog – Nazareth

Heartbreaker, soul shaker
I’ve been told about you
Steamroller, the midnight shoulder
What they been sayin’ must be true

Red hot mama, oh that charmer
Time’s come to pay your dues

(chorus)
Now you’re messin’ with a (a son of a bitch)
Now you’re messin’ with a son of a bitch
Now you’re messin’ with a (a son of a bitch)
Now you’re messin’ with a son of a bitch

Talkin’ jive and poison ivy
You ain’t gonna cling to me
Minute taker, fall faker
I ain’t so blind I can’t see

Red hot mama, oh that charmer
Time’s come to pay your dues

(chorus)

(instrumental)

(chorus 4x)

“Hair Of The Dog” does not appear in the lyrics. The logical title would be “Son Of A Bitch,” but it would be tough to get airplay with a song of that name. “Hair Of The Dog” comes from the phrase “Hair of the dog that bit you,” which some people consider a hangover cure, meaning that if you wake up in pain after drinking lots of beer the night before, a beer will help cure you.

Musicanship: IIII
Vocals: III
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: III
Outstanding instrument: Vocals, Drums

Groovy – Catchy – horny

Final Score: XIV

 

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And…Today’s winner is: Nazareth

 

Forever Young x 6

Posted in Alphaville, Bob Dylan, Challenge, Cornerstone, Rod Stewart, Same Title Different Song, Tyketto, Vision Divine on July 22, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Title, Different Song

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FOREVER YOUNG – ROD STEWART

May the good Lord be with you
Down every road that you roam
And may sunshine and happiness
Surround you when you’re far from home
And may you grow to be proud, dignified and true
And do unto others as you’d have done to you

Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart you’ll always stay
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young

May good fortune be with you
May your guiding light be strong
Build a stairway to Heaven
With a prince or a vagabond
And may you never love in vain
And in my heart you will remain
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young, yeah

And when you finally fly away
I’ll be hoping that I served you well
For all the wisdom of a lifetime
No one can ever tell

But whatever road you choose
I’m right behind you, win or lose
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young
For, forever young, forever young

Musicanship: III
Vocals: IIII
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: IIIII
Outstanding instrument: Vocals

Final Score: XVI

FOREVER YOUNG – TYKETTO

No sleeping
She waits tables late
Trying to stay tough
Never ending
However long she waits
It’s just not enough

He’s sleeping late
No work around
Broken dreams come tumbling down
He’s been down every road in this old dead end town
And now we’re two more runners in the night

Forever young
Time on our side
We’ve got tomorrow
We’ve got tonight
Two hungry hearts
Out on the run
We’ll always be forever young

She’s crying, two worlds collide
Can’t take anymore
He’s denying the kick inside
Died and slammed the door, (he says)
We made a deal, you and I
Cross our hearts and hope to die
No matter what may come
We’ll never say goodbye
But now we’re two more runners in the night

Forever young
Time on her side
We’ve got tomorrow
We’ve got tonight
Two hungry hearts
Out on the run
We’ll always be forever young

Forever, just you and I
Forever, forever just you and I

Musicanship: IIII
Vocals: IIIII
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: IIII
Outstanding instrument: Vocals, Guitar

Final Score: XVII

FOREVER YOUNG – BOB DYLAN

May God bless and keep you always, may your wishes all come true.
May you always do for others and let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars and climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young.
Forever young, forever young, may you stay forever young.
May you grow up to be righteous, may you grow up to be true.
May you always know the truth and see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong.
May you stay forever young.
Forever young, forever young, may you stay forever young.
May your hands always be busy, may your feet always be swift.
May you have a strong foundation when the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful, may your songs always be sung.
May you stay forever young.
Forever young, forever young, may you stay forever young

Musicanship: III
Vocals: III
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: IIIII
Outstanding instrument: Vocals, Guitar

Final Score: XV

FOREVER YOUNG – THE BAND

FOREVER YOUNG – JOAN BAEZ

FOREVER YOUNG – PETER, PAUL & MARY

FOREVER YOUNG – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

FOREVER YOUNG – GRATEFUL DEAD
FOREVER YOUNG – EDDIE VEDDER
FOREVER YOUNG – MEAT LOAF
FOREVER YOUNG – PRETENDERS

FOREVER YOUNG – ALPHAVILLE

Let’s dance in style, lets dance for a while
Heaven can wait we’re only watching the skies
Hoping for the best but expecting the worst
Are you going to drop the bomb or not?
Let us die young or let us live forever
We don’t have the power but we never say never
Sitting in a sandpit, life is a short trip
The music’s for the sad men
Can you imagine when this race is won
Turn our golden faces into the sun
Praising our leaders we’re getting in tune
The music’s played by the madman

Forever young, i want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever, forever forever
Forever young, i want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever
Forever young

Some are like water, some are like the heat
Some are a melody and some are the beat
Sooner or later they all will be gone
Why don’t they stay young
It’s so hard to get old without a cause
I don’t want to perish like a fading horse
Youth is like diamonds in the sun
And diamonds are forever
So many adventures couldn’t happen today
So many songs we forgot to play
So many dreams are swinging out of the blue
We let them come true

Forever young, i want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever, forever forever
Forever young, i want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever forever forever
Forever young, i want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever, forever forever
Forever young, i want to be forever

Musicanship: IIII
Vocals: IIII
Emotions: IIIII
Lyrics: IIII
Outstanding instrument: Vocals, Drums

Final Score: XVII

FOREVER YOUNG – AXEL RUDI PELL

FOREVER YOUNG – LAURA  BRANIGAN

FOREVER YOUNG – ATROCITY

FOREVER YOUNG – VISION DIVINE

Another Season has gone,
Silver in my hair, I close my eyes and I dream
Sit in my chair …
And my remembers go back
To when I was strong and young…
Sun always shining on me,
On my life

Who could imagine that time
Would have been running
Without advising that life is not forever ?
We spend our lives looking for
Power and Gold
And we don’t care time goes by
Like a countdown…

How would I
Like to go back,
And stop the time
That run so fast…

For ever young,
Let the time return to past
Never turning back;
For ever young,
Live forever free
Just like in my dreams.

Another year passing by,
Dust on my shoulders
Everything fading away, lost in my mind…
Near to the end of my run
Nothing remains to say,
Better stay here in my chair
Drifting in my dreams

How would I
Like to go back,
And stop the time
That run so fast…
For ever young,
Let the time return to past
Never turning back;
For ever young,
Live forever free
Just like in my dreams.

Musicanship: IIII
Vocals: IIII
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: III
Outstanding instrument: Vocals, Drums, Guitar, Bass

Final Score: XV

FOREVER YOUNG – CORNERSTONE

I know that face from another place in time
Looks so familiar, so ageless and divine
This cannot be he has not aged a day
I caught his eye and I had to look away
Forever Young, what secrets do you keep?
This can’t be real I knew him from before
This Vagabond, this Charlatan, this Whore
To see him now, a freak from my dark past
Was that a smile of knowing as he passed?
Forever Young, what secrets do you keep?
Forever Young, what secrets do you keep?
Together forever, we’ll be Forever Young
Timeless, ageless, What secrets have you locked away?
Try to breathe, try to hide, are you dying on the inside?
Oh Oh Forever Young
Tomorrow’s gone and forgotten
But I can still hear your song
Forever Young, forever young, forever
Oh Oh Forever Young
Timeless! Ageless!
What sectrets have you locked away?
Graceless! Godless!
Scream at the night!
Oh Oh Forever Young
The curse of time does not fall down upon his head
Forever Young, screaming please let it end
Forever Young

Musicanship: IIII
Vocals: IIII
Emotions: III
Lyrics: III
Outstanding instrument: Vocals, Drums, Bass

Final Score: XIV

And…Today’s the youngest winners are:

Stay Forever Young….. like Angus

Egypt – Dio vs Mercyful Fate

Posted in Challenge, Dio, Mercyful Fate, Same Title Different Song on July 15, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Title, Different Song

I  poor
II  average
III  good
IV  very good
V  excellent
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Egypt (the Chains Are On) – Dio
From The Last in Line – 1984
Lyrics – Ronnie James Dio

In the land of the lost horizon Where the queen lies dark and cold When the stars won’t shine, then the story’s told When the world was milk and honey And the magic was strong and true Then the strange ones came and the people knew That the chains are on

In the land of no tomorrow Where you pray just to end each day And your life just slowly melts away Each day you hear the sand as it moves and whispers Come and sail on my golden sea Maybe one day you’ll be just like me…and that’s free But still your chains are on

You’ve seen them walking on the water You’ve seen flying through the sky They were frightening in the darkness They had rainbows in their eyes When the world was milk and honey And the magic was strong and true Then the strange ones came and the people knew That the chains are on

Musicanship: IIII

Vocals: IIIII

Emotions: IIIII

Lyrics: IIII

Outstanding instrument: Vocals, Drums, Guitar

Mystic – Epic – Glorious

Final Score: XVIII

Leather Leone covering Egypt (The chains are on)

Egypt – Mercyful Fate
From In the Shadows – 1993
Lyrics – King Diamond

Ahh…Egypt…Ahh O Thou of countless names Who are one and all things O Thou of countless names Without beginning, without end Ahh…Egypt…Ahh Osiris…Anubis…The underworld is yours Osiris…Anubis…I put my soul in your hands O Thou, God of the Dead Lead my soul to the judgement hall O Thou, Jackal Head Weigh my soul, I await your call Ahh…Egypt…Ahh Ammit, Eater of the Dead Is devouring my heart Will I pass on to Aaru Or will I be condemned?

I’m burning inside to know I’m burning inside to know I’m burning inside to know

I  must be back on time But still I want to know I hope they let me go I’m from another time And I must reunite My body and my soul

I’m burning inside to know I’m burning inside to know I’m burning inside to know

Osiris…Anubis…The underworld is yours Osiris…Anubis…I put my soul in your hands O Thou of countless names Who are one and all things O Thou of countless names Without beginning, without end Ahh…Egypt…Ahh Egypt come back to me Egypt come back to me Egypt, without beginning or end.

Musicanship: IIIII

Vocals: IIII

Emotions: IIII

Lyrics: IIII

Outstanding instrument: Vocals, Guitars

Scary – Mystic – Epic

Final Score: XVII

And…Today’s winner is: DIO