Candyman Album

Artist(s): Steve Lukather

Cover Art

Steve Lukather Candyman Cover Art

Tracklist

Hero With a 1,000 Eyes

length: 6:32
composer: Steve Lukather
lyricist: David Garfield, Fee Waybill

We were told how the story should go
Strangers in time fighting ancient foes
And that only the way we perceive it
Has changed, it still remains
Somehow it's always right against wrong
Always the chance of temptation
But it's never as simple as black or white
Day or night

Ever searching for secrets of life
Missing the moments of being alive
But most important things can't be told
They're in your soul
Put away all your worry and pain
Destiny doesn't change things
When you find out what you really need
How will you know
How will I know

Well we all need a hero
Of mythical size
To explain what we can't understand
And we all need a hero
To sacrifice his soul
Where's the hero
With a thousand eyes
With another foolproof plan
You only can see through
The strange disguise
Any maybe find yourself
Deep inside this living hell
That knows you oh so well, knows you so well

Now we won't need a hero
With a thousand eyes
To explain what we can't understand
We won't need a hero
To sacrifice his soul
Who's the hero
With a thousand eyes
With another useless plan
Now we see through
The strange disguise
So you can find yourself
Deep inside this living hell
That knows you oh so well
Knows you so well.

Freedom

length: 4:08
You got my pride
Hanging outta my bed
You messin' with my life
So I bought my lead
Even messin' with my children
And you're screaming at my wife baby
Get off my back
If ya wanna get outta here alive

Freedom - that's what I want now
Freedom - that's what I need now
Freedom - to live
Freedom - so I can give

You got my heart
Speak electric water
You got my soul
Screamin' and hollerin'
You know you hooked my girlfriend
You know the drugstore man
Well I don't know her now
I'm tryin' to slam it out of her hand

Freedom - so I can live
Freedom - so I can give
Freedom - yeah!
Freedom - that's what I need

You don't have to say that you love me
If you don't mean it you better believe
If you need me or you just wanna bleed me
Better stick in you dagger in someone else

Extinction Blues

World of fear
Dying sun
Amber tears
Wars to be won
World grown old
Lost to man
All alone
All but forgotten
Same extinction blues
You've heard before the
Same old news
You and I
Last chance
Age of ice
Frozen romance
Time repeats
Death to life
Heartbeats
Save us tonight
Same extinction blues

It's great to be optimistic
And look at the world
Through rose colored eyes
Tell you what not to wish for
Mountains don't move
When you want them to
Same extinction blues
You've heard before
The same old news
Extinction blues

Born Yesterday

length: 7:08
The first quiet breath of the day
Recalls the night
And as I reflect on the pain
Through tears gone dry
Am I as blind as I remind myself
Or did I depend on a dried up wishing well
Only till the end of time
Is through
I will keep
A burning torch for you

Born yesterday
Thought I knew enough
I've never felt this way
Born yesterday
Guess you're not so tough
All hearts don't break the same

Now everything seems to have
A smoother edge
But what really changed was
Suspicion in my head
Was I relieved at my naive display
Put to rest a question I never could explain
You could fool me for a hundred years
But now I won't be
Tortured by my fears

I wasn't born yesterday
Thought I knew enough
I've never felt this way
Born yesterday
Guess you're not so tough
All hearts don't break the same

I finally cut the cord
And all that went with it
And nothing is all I have to give
I didn't know
How good it could feel
Just to live

Never Walk Alone

length: 9:43
Keep searchin' for someone to tell me the truth
It seems like the longer I wait
Hesitate, it comes down to you
Time won't heal
Love ain't real anymore

Halfway to daylight
And my heart is open wide
It seems like the time that we shared
When we cared
It has passed us by
Life ain't fair, when I stare
At this picture of you
I feel the touch of your hand
And the look in your eyes
Oh! Don't ya know I feel just like dying
When the tears start to fall
And my heart turns to stone
I'm tellin' you baby
I never walk alone

Life ain't fair, when I stare
At this picture of you
I still feel the touch of your hand
And the look in your eyes
Oh! Lord I feel like dying
Cause when the tears start to fall
And my heart turns to stone
I never walk alone

Party in Simon's Pants

length: 5:46
Instrumental

Borrowed Time

length: 7:21
Just silence, from the thunder
The reflection of a life
Can't reveal the light inside
But it's no wonder
Never took the chance to say
For whatever reasons why
Good intentions aren't enough
Can't afford to put them off anymore
But there's nothing to do to make it right
Cause the path of our fate won't be turned aside
Can't expect anyone to understand
But the answer is in your hands

Cuz it's borrowed time
When's the dime running out
Yes it's borrowed time
Just so much life
Without a doubt
Only borrowed time
Who decides, I wonder why
I can't say goodbye

Daylight casts my shadow like the rest
Cause the world keeps going on
And I know that from beyond
You feel my helplessness
But if you were standing here
You would laugh about my fears
Like you always did before
You demanded nothing else
Than you ever save yourself
So what am I frightened for
You were the one
To lead the way
Never fooled by the lights
That lead us all astray
And the last one to think
The worst of things
Doesn't change what
Tomorrow brings

(Chorus)

Never Let Them See You Cry

length: 5:04
No place left to hide
Fire and smoke on all sides
And you can't tell the sky
From the skeletons, anymore
But there's no time to wait to be saved
The wasteland will spread like the plague
And you'll wind up in somebody's cage
Without a door
Could've been me or you
But if the foot fits the shoe
It just might be a deadly dance

Paint your face
Pound your drum
But don't forget
To load the gun
Say your prayer
And drink your wine
But never let
Them see you cry

And so how will you know
When compromise offers no hope
Take a tip from that TV show
And head for the hills
Cause it's not like there's something to lose
It's only the truth
And it hasn't exactly been used
And it never will
This is not something strange
Don't expect it to change
And everything will be just fine

Froth

length: 9:41
Instrumental

The Bomber

length: 5:32
When I became of age
My momma sat me down
She said, son you've grown up
It's time to look around
So I began to notice some things I
Hadn't seen before
That's what brought me hope
Knockin' on your back door

A closet queen, the worst I've seen
She wants to shake my hand
I don't want to be there
When she decides she can
It's apple dan, he's just the man
To pick fruit off your branches
I can't sleep if he can't keep
His cattle off my ranches

It's too strong, something's wrong
And I guess I lost the feeling
I don't mind the games you play
But I don't like you dealing
The cards look bad, my luck's been had
And there's nothin' left to smoke
Will all be back tomorrow
For the punch line of the joke

Song for Jeff

length: 7:08
Instrumental