The Message Lyrics

Flotsam and Jetsam


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Charlie Jerome Smith
album: Track 3 in album Cuatro
release date: 1992-10-13
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length: 4:33
guitars: Edward Carlson, Michael Gilbert
drums: Kelly David Smith
bass: Jason Ward
mix: Neil Kernon
producer: Neil Kernon
recording: Neil Kernon
lead vocals: Eric A.K.
background vocals: Eric A.K., Kelly David Smith, Edward Carlson, Jason Ward, Michael Gilbert

Cover Art


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The full moon heart
Screams bloodless howls
And starves for the dawn
As teeth and Jaw
Sink in like needles
There's no love lost
For a helpless pawn

Taking care of business
Selling rock candy and suicide
The message
In the battle of the colors
Eyes for eyes, brothers for brothers

Taking care of business
Selling rock candy and suicide
Buying low and selling high
Business booms when cold lead flies
The message
Delivered every day
The message
Tribal, primal, criminal

Old men backing out of heart attacks
Send the young ones back to do a man's job
To the fire and water
The best man's daughter weds the wings of the dragonfly

Taking care of business
Selling rock candy and suicide
Buying low and selling high
Business booms when cold lead flies
The message
Delivered every day
The message
Tribal, primal, criminal

The message
Delivered every day
The message
Tribal, primal, criminal


Track Listing

  • 1 Natural Enemies
  • 2 Swatting at Flies
  • 3 The Message
  • 4 Cradle Me Now
  • 5 Wading Through the Darkness
  • 6 Double Zero
  • 7 Never to Reveal
  • 8 Forget About Heaven
  • 9 Secret Square
  • 10 Hypodermic Midnight Snack
  • 11 Are You Willing
  • 12 (Ain't Nothing Gonna) Save This World