Nightmare

from by Marconi's Voodoo

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This song is a powerful statement of intent — I will NOT be ruled by the rat race, I will burst out of the 9-5 nightmare and find freedom!

lyrics

Oh, we're all stuck in a nightmare
Time to break on out
Come on!

Boom! Walk on as my past falls down
I've got my hands on the future now
Still got my pride, like a spark deep inside
Waiting to ignite the latent fires and desires
It's a nightmare
And the rest fall down
I've got to fight for my future now
The road ahead may be streaked with blood red
But fear is not a matter, Voodoo soldier keep your honour

In the nightmare
Oh yeah you're trapped in there
But don't stay locked up, hiding away in fear
Nightmare
Oh just reach out your hand and I can pull you out of there

I've been chained, locked into a soulless cage
My spirit races to freedom now
Those wasting brains, never loosed from their reigns
Still grovelling to achieve their next promotion
Through the motions of the nightmare
The machine pounds on
It prints its lies on the workers now
But I'm not that man, torn apart by your plan
Grinding wheels are falling, it's the ending of my calling

To the nightmare
My friend you're trapped in there
Don't stay locked up, hiding away in fear
Nightmare
I can take you out of there
Nightmare
You're trapped in there
Don't stay locked up, hiding away in fear
Nightmare
Oh yeah!

[instrumental break / guitar solo]

It's a nightmare
Oh you're trapped in there
I won't stay locked up, hiding away in fear
Nightmare
I'm the only one with the common sense to get out of there
Nightmare
You're trapped in there,
You can't stay locked up, hiding away in fear
Nightmare
Oh yeah!

[guitar solo]

Come on!
Now burn the nightmare down!
Yeah!
Come on out of the nightmare!
Come on out of the nightmare!
Fight your way out of the nightmare!

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from Nightmare EP, released November 11, 2002

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Steven Colborne London, UK

Hailing from the same Oxfordshire neighbourhood as Radiohead and Supergrass, Colborne's band Marconi's Voodoo were influential in the UK alternative music scene in the early 2000s. As a solo artist, Colborne has released a range of recordings, from emotive acoustic music to electro-rock anthems. His knack for powerful riffery and fearless lyrics makes for a truly exciting catalogue of releases. ... more

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