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Fail-Safe
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Lyrics


I watched you look through the few
Just like you told me you'd do
And now you live for the star that you reflected to use
I never noticed the time, but now it's start to unwind
The few who know me for nothing
Well why did you lie?

As you blacken my name
As you poison my vein
Heaven's never gonna cry
As you blacken my name
As you poison my vein

I watched you look for the days that I don't want you to see
I've only failed in the ways that I don't want to believe
And now the day has begun
And it will burn like the sun
'cause I can see underneath your sacred hands are for none

I, I

As you blacken my name
As you poison my vein
Heaven's never gonna cry
As you blacken my name
As you poison my vein

It feels like, nowhere
It feels like, nothing

I never wanted to go
But now it's harder to close
Are we hearing our bodies or are we hearing our souls?
I watched you dead in a box
But since I'd rather you rot
There's nothing left to discuss
So why we lie on the turf

As you blacken my name
As you poison my vein
Heaven's never gonna cry
As you blacken my name
As you poison my vein.

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: NICHOLAS JAGO, PETER HAYES, PETER B. HAYES, ROBERT BEEN, ROBERT TURNER, ROBERT L. BEEN

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Zachary Pfeiff

Love this song, I've heard it got left off the album because they thought the base line was too similar to Stop. lyrics on BRMC's site are a bit different than shown here:

I watched you move through the few just like you tore me in two
And now you look for the scar that you inflicted to use
I never noticed in time, but now I start to unwind
If you did owe me for nothin lord, why did you hide

As you blacken my name
As you poison my vein
Heaven’s never gonna cry
As you blacken my name
As you poisen my vein

I watched you come from the daze, but I don’t want you to see
I’ve only failed in ways that I don’t want to believe
Another day has begun and it will burn like the sun
Inside my skin, underneath you’re safe but never for long

As you blacken my name
As you poison my vein
Heaven’s never gonna cry
As you blacken my name
As you poisen my vein

It feels like you’re nowhere
It feels like you’re nothing

I never wanted to go
But now it’s harder to close
So are we here in our bodies or are we led in our souls
I want you dead in a box
And since I’d rather you rot
There’s nothin’ left to discuss
So why rely on the tongue

As you blacken my name
As you poison my vein
Heaven’s never gonna cry
As you blacken my name
As you poison my vein



All comments from YouTube:

Mike Gallo

Heavily bluesy great stuff that these guys always manage to come out with, BRMC are one of those bands that knows how to make memorable riffs, this is one of many reasons why this band rocks.

Marco Palomba

The band with the best B-sides EVER.
They could literally publish a double feature album out of gems like this.

Spin Al-Fluid

I think a little of Peter's BJM days come through on this song, and it totally works! This song rocks!

R. Ann

I remember this song was on a cd that came with a " alternative " magazine that I bought long long ago.

John Hopes

Jackson yep! This was where I heard it! Q rocks :)

Jackson

Q compilation?

Nick Klok

@R. Ann I'm safe to say, music never ages. Same for our minds! Shame on you, you ditched the song for so long haha jk! :) Greets from The Netherlands :)

R. Ann

@Stuart Reid lol can't imagine it at all nowadays.. I'm not sure if it was NME but bk then those b side CDs were lil treasures lol

R. Ann

@Nick Klok hey that's cool :) and oh wow I was 22 lol I just saw the comments on here tonight listening to the song .. it'd been a while

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Adam Wake

I think there's enough unused back material for a rarities record....i love wrong creatures don't get me wrong, it's a return to form (i.m.o.) but would love to hear some older rare stuff.im can't be the only one?👍😎

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