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Album Type: 
Studio
Release Date: 
November 29, 1993
Label: 
ZYX
Album Description: 

Bastards is Motörhead's eleventh studio album and the first of four produced by Howard Benson.

Unlike all of it's predecessors Bastards was the first of Motörhead's albums not to feature in the chart top 100 in the UK, America or anywhere in Europe. This may be largely due to the choice of title leading to even the fans not taking this work seriously which is regarded by many critics as a pity due to its actual high quality. "Bastards" was Lemmy's original choice of name for the band when they first started out, although in that instance he was talked out of it with common sense prevailing over sense of humour.

"Born to Raise Hell" was later re-recorded and released as a single with Ice T and Whitfield Crane reaching No.47 in the UK Singles Charts. This version of the song was featured in the movie Airheads. See the video | View on Amazon | View on iTunes

Also released as a single was the haunting "Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me" although this didn't chart.

Track listing

  • All songs by Lemmy, Phil Campbell, Würzel and Mikkey Dee unless otherwise stated.
    1. "On Your Feet or on Your Knees" – 2:34 See lyrics
    2. "Burner" – 2:52 See lyrics
    3. "Death or Glory" – 4:50 See lyrics
    4. "I Am the Sword" – 4:28 See lyrics
    5. "Born to Raise Hell" (Lemmy) – 4:58 See lyrics
    6. "Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me" (Lemmy) – 4:05 See lyrics
    7. "Bad Woman" – 3:16 See lyrics
    8. "Liar" – 4:12 See lyrics
    9. "Lost in the Ozone" – 3:27 See lyrics
    10. "I'm Your Man" (Lemmy, Campbell, Würzel, Dee, Eddie Clarke) – 3:28 See lyrics
    11. "We Bring the Shake" – 3:48 See lyrics
    12. "Devils" – 6:00 See lyrics

    2001 Steamhammer Reissue

    1. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 3:20

    Credits

    • Lemmy - bass, vocals
    • Phil Campbell - guitar
    • Würzel - guitar
    • Mikkey Dee - drums
    • Howard Benson – keyboards
    • Joe Petagno - sleeve artwork
    • Recorded in 1993 at A & M Studios and Prime Time Studios, Hollywood, California, USA
    • Produced, mixed, and digitally edited by Howard Benson
    • Engineered and mixed by Ryan Dorn
    • Mixed at Aire L.A., Glendale, California
    • Assistant engineered by John Aguto, Randy Wine, Darrin Mann, John Gaudesi, Gregg Barrett, and Devin Foutz
    • Mastered at Future Disk by Eddy Schreyer

    1. On Your Feet Or On Your Knees

    I was looking at the t.v. news

    People everywhere blowing a fuse

    People everywhere under the gun

    Little kids dying never had no fun

    Human beings ain't got no brains

    Think you're better but you're all the same

    Think you're clever but you're all to blame

    Here we are again in the same old frame

    Shut up, I'm talkin'to you

    It's on television so it can't be true

    And I can't play the game no more

    Wake up and see it through

    Kill the many to save the few

    I know what the blind man sees

    On your feet or on your knees

    Headline terror crime on rise

    Half ain't true and the rest is lies

    Same old smile on the same old face

    Same old horse with the same old race

    I wouldn't smile if I was you

    Don't relax, 'cos it ain't so new

    Watch your back, light the light outside

    Somebody coming that you just can't bribe

    Shut up, I'm talkin'to you

    It's on television so it can't be true

    But I can't believe their lies no more

    Watch out, I'm coming through

    Boogey man gonna bite you too

    I know what the blind man sees

    On your feet or on your knees

    I was reading some magazine

    It was written for human beings

    Can't believe the stuff I read

    Human trash for the human head

    You humans don't be so proud

    You humans don't talk too loud

    You humans just ain't too smart

    It's enough to break my human heart

    Listen up, I'm talkin' to you

    Pay attention 'cos I mean you too

    And I will tell you something new

    Your values ain't worth a dime

    Human rights just human crime

    I know what the blind man sees

    On your feet or on your knees

     

    2. Burner

    Riots in the burning street

    Crystal night outside

    Brutal music in the night, enough to make you cry

    Nobody knows how it is to scream and drown the world

    I am the midnight snake to bite your little girls

    Outside in the distance, the city in the fire

    See the houses burning down, mile after mile

    I don't think you know about your future yet

    I don't think you're gonna like the one you're going to get

    Ghost rider in the sky

    Burner

    Lights outside my window, victims on the floor

    Rats in all the bedrooms, thunder at the door

    Nobody knows anything, kill and wear a smile

    Here comes the pirates baby, don't' you touch that dial

    You will never hurt me, you won't put me down

    This ain't no circus and I sure don't need no clowns

    I will be the one you can't be

    I will see the things that you can't see

    Demons blind your eyes

    Burner

    Beat me like a hammer, baby, stick me like a pig

    Throw me to the lions, baby, wear me like a wig

    I am not only one to walk into the fire

    I would rather burn than let them make me a liar

    I cannot be beaten, I cannot be like you

    I cannot be otherwise, no matter what you do

    I am the voice of broken glass

    I am the voice to drive you mad at last

    I am the truth, the liar turned around

    Burner

    Burner

    Burner

    Burner anyway

     

    3. Death Or Glory

    I saw the millions, the naked and the dead

    I saw the city streets running bloody red

    I saw a thousand bombers circle in the sky

    I saw the firestorm fifty stores high

    I saw a hundred thousand scream and burn

    I saw the armored wheels grind and turn

    Universal soldier, doomed to live to tell

    Fight and die forever, burn in bloody hell

    Death or Glory, Death or Glory

    March forever in the sound and fury

    Death or Glory, Death or Glory

    Blood and iron it's the same old story

    I held the Iron Cross, first class with the swords

    I marched with Hitler down the bloody road to war

    I was at Jutland loding 'till the gun was hot,

    Killed at Trafalgar without firing a shot

    I was at Moscow, burning in my tank

    I was at Shiloh, marching in the ranks

    I was a Sturmbannfuhrer fighting in Berlin

    I was a Russian Hero dying for Stalin

    Death or glory, Death or glory

    March forever in the sound and fury

    Death or glory, Death or glory

    Blood and iron it's the same old story

    I swung a saber and I was a young Hussar

    I was a Cossack, fighting for the Czar

    I was a Viking, Berserker from the North

    A Roman Gladiator murdered just for sport

    I was with Bonaparte I died at Waterloo

    I was a Frankish Knight, a Polish Jew

    I was a Spartan in the Trojan Wars

    I was a warrior for Crazy Horse

    Death or Glory, Death or Glory

    March forever in the sound and fury

    Death or Glory, Death or Glory

    The Loner Survivor but no comfort for me

    Death or Glory, Death or Glory

    Executioner, Judge and Jury

    Death or Glory, Death or Glory

    Blood and iron it's the same old story

    Auf Stehen!!!

     

    4. I Am The Sword

    Murder I am, you know it was me

    I was the one, that you didn't see

    I was the cut, down to you bone

    I put you there under that stone

    I, I am the blade, I am the dream of the brave

    I, I am the knife, I bring grief to you wife

    I, I am the sword, I am the word of the Lord

    Do what you will, I bring you the edge

    I am the one to sever your head

    I cut so deep, I can cut straight

    All depends on the moves you make

    I, I am the blade, I am the promise unmade

    I, I am the knife, I bring death to your life

    I, I am the ax, to stop you dead in your tracks

    I, I am the sword, I bring the fear of the Lord

    Centuries pass, dust in the wind

    I shall remain, shining in sin

    The metal I am, the iron you feel

    The song of the dead, the chorus of steel

    I, I am the blade, I break the oath that you made

    I, I am the mace, I am the blow in the face

    I, I am the ax, to cut down heroes like rats

    I, I am the sword, I do the work of the Lord

     

    5. Born To Raise Hell

    Listen up here, I'll make it quite clear

    I'm gonna put some boogie in your ear

    Shake and bop, don't you stop

    Dance like a maniac until you drop

    I don't mind, I don't mind

    I can run a razor right up your spine

    What are you waiting for

    What do you think you were created for

    Show us, you care, show us you dare

    You don't know what happened, not if you weren't there

    Born to raise hell, Born to raise hell

    We know how to do it and we do it real well

    Born to raise hell, Born to raise hell

    Voodoo medicine cast my spell

    Born to raise hell, Born to raise hell

    Play that guitar just like ringing a bell

    Take it or leave it

    Going for broke, rock 'til you choke

    It don't matter if you drink or smoke

    Speak through the beat, get up on your feet

    Sweating like a hpund dog, white as a sheet

    Don't you be scared, don't you be scared

    Everybody terrified, it don't seem fair

    What are you waiting for

    What do you think you were created for

    Out of your seat, blind in the heat

    Do the nasty boogie mama, stomp your feet

    Born to raise hell, Born to raise hell

    We know how to do it and we do it real well

    Born to raise hell, Born to raise hell

    We know how to do it and we do it real well

    Born to raise hell, Born to raise hell

    Go back to zero take a pill and get well

    Be a good soldier and die where you fell

    Born to raise hell, Born to raise hell

    We know how to do it and we do it real well

    Born to raise hell, Born to raise hell

    Go on out and boogie 'cos you never can tell

    Born to raise hell, Born to raise hell

    Be a good soldier and die where you fell

    Born to raise hell, Born to raise hell

    We know how to do it and we do it real well

     

    6. Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me

    Little girl sleeping in dreams of peace

    Mommy been gone a long time

    Daddy comes home and she still sleeps

    Waiting for the world worst crime

    And he comes up the stairs like he always does

    And he never turns on the light

    And she's wide awake, scared to death

    She smells his lust and she smells his sweat

    Curled in a ball she holds her breath

    Praying to a God that she's never met

    Don't let Daddy kiss me, don't let Daddy kiss me

    Goodnight

    Little girl lies by her Daddy's side

    And she listens to him breathe

    She knows there's something awful wrong

    That she's far too young to see

    And she knows she can't tell anyone

    She's too full of guilt and shame

    And if she tells she'll be all alone

    They'd steal her Daddy and they'd steal her home

    And it's not so bad when Daddy leaves her alone

    Praying to her God with his heart of stone

    Don't let Daddy kiss me, don't let Daddy kiss me

    Goodnight

    Why, tell me why,

    The worst crime, in the world

    And so Daddy lies by his daughter's side

    And he sleeps deep and well

    No nightmares come to him tonight

    Though his daughter lives in hell

    For his seed is sown where it should not be

    But the beast in his mind don't care

    And the only sound are tears that fell

    Little girl turns her face to the wall

    She knows that no-one hears her call

    But it seems that God hears nothing at all

    Don't let Daddy kiss me, don't let Daddy kiss me

    Goodnight

     

    7. Bad Woman

    Shoot me down, baby look at you move

    Dancing like you ain't got a thing to lose

    Your fight for breath

    Way you look scare a man to death

    I can't speak, my heart's on fire

    You're the focus of my desire

    Can't be real, can't be true

    You might be a virgin, but you ain't brand new

    I know you're a bad, bad woman

    Turn around and you'll see me coming

    I know you're a bad, bad woman

    Good enough for me

    Here I come baby watch my smoke

    Gotta getcha and it ain't no joke

    I hope your body ain't telling me lies

    You bring a tear to my lying eyes

    I wish I could, I wish I might

    Get the wish I wish tomight

    Drive me crazy turn me inside put

    Gotta have you baby, ain't no doubt

    I know you're a bad, bad woman

    Turn around and you'll see me coming

    I know you're a bad, bad woman

    Good enough for me

    Give it up baby, let me jump your bones

    Fired up, almost grown

    Can't believe you want me too

    Here I come honey, woop - de - do

    I know you're a bad, bad woman

    One look and you set me running

    I know you're a bad, bad woman

    Good enough for me

     

    8. Liar

    Liar- you take your hand from me

    I'll tear it from your wrist

    Just take your hand from me

    Liar- your mouth is ashes dog, do not presume

    To fool me with your tales of god

    Liar- Promises of Heaven now,

    You cannot truly think you are the seven now

    Liar- And I will challenge you,

    All my life I swear that I will challenge you

    I will be the watcher, and I will never sleep

    Many miles before me, and promises to keep

    Driving out the demons, and bring them all to trial

    I see the face that cannot smile

    Liar- You should be burning now, I know you are

    The face and it is turning now

    Liar- Your words are filth and false

    You are the vile partner in the final waltz

    Liar- Will be rid of you, a good day in any life

    Will be rid of you

    Liar- I see you eyeless smile

    There is no other thing upon this world so vile

    I will be the hero, and I can do no more

    I can be the hero, as I have been before

    I can take you places that you have never seen

    I can make you pleased that you are clean

    Killer- Do not presume I'm fooled

    You kill the hearts of many but I'll break your rules

    Killer- Don't show your teeth to me

    I'll put your teeth and feed you with them count on me

    Killer- I am thy killer too

    I am the frightful thing that always follows you

    Liar- I am thy nemesis.

    I always knew one day that it would come to this

    Why the world is wicked

    I know the reason why

    Why the world is wicked

    I know that it's allowed

    I can never leave it the way it was before

    I can never disobey - the law

     

    9. Lost In The Ozone

    I am a drifter on a hungry empty sea

    There is no one on earth to rescue me

    The winter storms they freeze me

    Summer burned alive

    I can't remember when another soul passed by

    Marooned and stranded, on the Islands of the Damned

    There is no one on earth to take my hand

    There is no voice to speak, no soul for company

    The sun goes down like blood into the Western Sea

    Alone and dying, and a thousand miles from home

    I know I never was so bvroken and alone,

    I searched the sky for God, shivered to the bone

    Drowned in sorrow, Lost in the Ozone

    No hand for me, abandon me

    Wash over me, watch over me, drowned forever

    Alone and crying, and a thousand miles astray

    Alone upon the cruel sea, forsworn and cast away

    I turned my face to God, but his fase was turned away

    Lost in the Ozone, nothing left to say

    Lost in the Ozone, nothing left to say

    Nothing left to say, nothing left to say

    Wash over me

     

    10. I'm Your Man

    Back to back, you see me now

    Show me what you're hiding here

    I can't move if I don't sing

    I can't stand I got no chair

    Can't see me, I'm the man, ain't no joke

    Can't see me, master plan, up in smoke

    Can't hear me, I'm so loud, suits me fine

    Can't hear me, I ain't proud, all the time

    Follow me, and don't you move

    Stop at nothing,show your teeth

    I can see you I'm not deaf

    Two years later, twice a week

    Can't see me, I'm the man, laid in bad

    Can't see me, give a damn, Motorhead

    Can't hear me, up your way, ring your chimes

    Can't hear me, I can't stay, all the time

    I can tell you it aint me

    I won't be no beast up there

    Turn me 'round 'cos I can't dance

    Be a spaceship, I don't care

    Can't hear me, stand up straight,row my boat

    Can't hear me, hit the deck, fishtail goat

    Can't see me, on the game, ain't no crime

    Can't see me, aeroplane, all the time

     

    11. We Bring The Shake

    We bear your names, we come to you

    We own the game we run to you

    We bring the blazing sun to you

    We bring the blazing gun to you

    We are your children grown and strange

    We are your children unashamed

    You breed contempt we mock you now

    We bring the shake to rock you now

    We bring the shake, we bring the shake

    We say these things to shock you now

    We bring the shake to rock you now

    We climbed into the mean machine

    We saw the ad, we bought the dream

    We rather victims of neglect

    We will not be what you expect

    We are your children, strange and weird

    We are your children, free and clear

    You breed contempt we mock you now

    We bring the shake to rock you now

    We bring the shake, All hearts to break

    We bring these words to mock you now

    We bring the shake to rock you now

    We bring the shake, All hearts to break

    We bring these words to mock you now

    We bring the shake to rock you now

    The only thing that I regret

    I didn't take what I could get

    You owe us much, you owe us life

    We owe you nothing eat the knife

    We are your children chosen few

    We are your children come for you

    We bring the world to shock you now

    We bring the shake to rock you now

    We bring the shake, for goodness' sake

    We bring the truth to mock you now

    We bring the shake to rock you now

    [repeat once]

    We bring the shake, we bring the shake

    We bring the shake to shock you now

    We bring the shake to rock you now

     

    12. Devils

    Hear my voice, hear my voice, hear my voice

    Make your choice, make your choice, make your choice

    Beat the drum, beat the drum, beat the drum

    Hide the sun, hide the sun, hide the sun

    Devils in my head tonight

    All is wrong if it's not right, take care

    Whispers in the walls I hear

    Nothing ever made quite clear, beware

    Go to hell, go to hell, go to hell

    Make me well, make me well, make me well

    Show your hand, show your hand, show your hand

    Make a stand, make a stand, make a stand

    Angels in my heart tonight

    Say the word and make it right, so dark

    Angels flying in my dreams

    All is never what it seems, take heart

    Speak my name, speak my name, speak my name

    Feel no shame, feel no shame, feel no shame

    Take your time, take your time, take your time

    You are mine, you are mine, you are mine

    Monsters in my eyes today

    I can't make them go away, it's true

    Strangers in the world it seems

    Nightmare visions, fever, dreams

    I dream of you

    Our thanks to Rock Music Society member Andy J for providing his understanding of the lyrics to this album which are provided for educational purposes only. Actual lyrics are the property of the copyright owners.