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Motörhead Overnight Sensation Album

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Album Type: 
Studio
Release Date: 
October 15, 1996
Label: 
CMC
Album Description: 

Recorded at Ocean and Track House Recording Studios and released in 1996 Overnight Sensation is Motörhead's thirteenth studio album.

Returning to the three man format following the departure of Würzel after the recording of Sacrifice this album presents a heavier style. "...it went the same as a four-piece except one guy wasn't there! Or the same as the Everly Brothers plus one." (from "White Line Fever: the Autobiography" Lemmy Kilmister, Janiss Garza [View on Amazon]).

No single was released from this album, but here is Motörhead performing the title track on french TV's "Canal+".

Album track listing

All songs written by Phil Campbell, Lemmy Kilmister, and Mikkey Dee, except where noted

  1. "Civil War" (Campbell, Lemmy, Dee, Max Ax) – 3:01 See lyrics
  2. "Crazy Like a Fox" – 4:32 See lyrics
  3. "I Don't Believe a Word" – 6:31 See lyrics
  4. "Eat the Gun" – 2:13 See lyrics
  5. "Overnight Sensation" – 4:10 See lyrics
  6. "Love Can't Buy You Money" – 3:06 See lyrics
  7. "Broken" – 4:34 See lyrics
  8. "Them Not Me" – 2:47 See lyrics
  9. "Murder Show" – 3:03 See lyrics
  10. "Shake the World" – 3:29 See lyrics
  11. "Listen to Your Heart" (Lemmy) – 3:45 See lyrics

Credits

  • Lemmy - bass, vocals, harmonica on track 2, acoustic guitar on tracks 5 and 11
  • Phil Campbell - guitar
  • Mikkey Dee - drums
  • Recorded at Ocean Studio and Track House Recording Studio
  • Produced by Howard Benson and Duane Barron
  • Co-produced by Ryan Dorn and Motörhead
  • Mixed by Ryan Dorn and Duane Barron
  • Assistant engineered by James Ornelas, Evan Levy, and Duane Barron
  • Mixed at The Gallery
  • Mastered at Digiprep by Dan Hersch
  • Cover photo by Annamaria DiSanto

1. Civil War

White noise is coming

The wolf at your door

Do you hear the drummin'?

Outside your window

Outside your window

 

Civil war, civil war

All your yesterdays gone before

Civil war, civil war

Can you tell me what you're fighting for?

 

Soldiers of Fortune

The traitor within

Blood on the pale moon

Outside your window, outside your window

 

Children learn to kill

Bet your ass you'll pay the bill

Season of the dog

The dollar takes the place of God

 

Death laughs in your face

Anarchy will take your place

You give all your children guns

See what you have done

Backlash coming soon

Joker gonna call the tune

 

Your children are learning

You teach them to hate

Your cities are burning

Outside your window

Outside your window

 

2. Crazy Like A Fox

Babe you're dressed to kill tonight

I get ahead of myself

If you knew what you do to me

You'll be with someone else

Jump back, be cool, you make me feel

Like I'm back at school

Make me crazy, crazy for you

Oh you make me hot

Come on, show me what you got

You're moving slow, baby don't say no

You move like a rattlesnake

And I can't stand no more, oh babe

 

You're gonna wreck my mind

And I hope you do it all the time

You better give it your best shot

You know I'm crazy, crazy like a fox

Don't you turn your back on me

You just make it worse

You look just as beautiful

When you're movin' in reverse

Come on, be nice, oh babe

You're gonna wreck my life

Make me crazy, make me jump all night

Oh you make me die

When I look into your eyes

I'm moving in, I'm coming through

You must be an earthquake

'Cause I'm shaking in my shoes

 

You're gonna wreck my mind

And I hope you do it all the time

I love you're body 'cause it rocks

You make me crazy, crazy like a fox

Come on honey, take my hand

'Cause we're out of here

I'm gonna take you home with me

I'm gonna whisper in your ear

Come on, make it quick

Oh, mama, hit me with your rhythm stick

It's magic time

But I don't play no tricks

Oh baby come on

You know I want to get it on

You must be a guitar player

The way you're stringing me along

 

Oh babe, you're gonna wreck my mind

And I hope you do it all the time

I'm gonna knock you out of your socks

You make me crazy, crazy like a fox

You've been doin' it all the time

You know I love you, love you lots

Crazy like a fox

You're gonna wreck my mind

I hope you do it all the time

 

3. I Don't Believe A Word

Don't talk to me, I don't believe a word

Don't try to make me feel alright

All the love in all the world

Is not enough to save my soul tonight

Don't be my friend I'm not a fool

Don't talk of things that we cannot see

When all the ones that sing the blues

Sometimes I think of how it used to be

 

I have seen the Devil laugh

I have seen God turn his face away

I have nothing left to lose

I have nothing left to say

I have seen the sky turn black

I have seen the seas run dry

I have nothing that is yours

I have nothing now that is not mine

 

Don't look at me your eyes are cold & hard

Don't wonder that I turn to you

All the grief in all the world

Is not enough to make me comfort you

Don't tell me lies, I'm not a dog,

Don't talk of love it seems to me

All the people that we rob

Sometimes I think of how they used me

 

I have seen the fires of Hell

I have seen Angels with flaming swords

I have nothing that is mine

I have much that could be yours

I have seen the eye of God

I have heard lies that are true

I have nothing for myself

I have nothing I would give to you

 

Don't say that word, I know it's only fools

Who do not know their fate is just

All the justice in the world

Is not enough to buy my faith & trust

Don't make that face I won't be pleased

Don't make a sideshow of yourself

All the people we released

Sometimes I think you're someone else

 

I have been where none have been

In the empty howling rooms

I have everything I need

I have everything you stand to lose

I have seen the diamond worlds

I have seen the shape of space

I have nothing but the world

I have nothing to take its place

I don't believe a word, I don't believe a word ...

 

4. Eat The Gun

Eat the gun, eat the gun

Eat the gun, eat the gun

Join the army, join the army

Eat the gun, eat the gun

Die in awful pain, die in awful pain,

Die in awful pain, die in awful pain,

Die in awful pain, die in awful pain

Awful Pain

Shoot them all, shoot them all,

Shoot them all, shoot them all

Cut their heads off, cut their heads off

Shoot them all, shoot them all

Everything that moves, everything that moves

Everything that moves, everything that moves

Everything that moves, everything that moves

That moves

Big 'n' tough, big 'n' tough

Big 'n' tough, big 'n' tough

Not a sissy, not a sissy,

Strong 'n' rough, strong 'n' rough

Your gun is so big, your gun is so big

Oh wow

Your gun is so big, your gun is so big

Oh wow

Your gun is so big, your gun is so big

Oh wow

 

5. Overnight Sensation

I know you're only talking

To keep the silence out

Maybe you should listen and leave some room for doubt

You're just handing out bad reputations

Why don't you shut your mouth

 

Overnight sensation,

All mouth and no soul

The bad boys sold your franchise

And stole your Rock 'n' Roll

 

I know I ain't no beauty

But I know who I am

I ain't running for sheriff

I ain't that kind of man

To live outside the law , my dear

You gotta give a damn

 

Overnight sensation

You be shot full of holes

The bad boys stole your franchise

And stole your Rock 'n' Roll

 

You know you put the hurt on me

You do it all the same

Us guys ain't s'pose to hurt at all

Our faces fit the frame

You know I'm only talking

To keep you here with me

Maybe you should listen

How hard could it be

Good manners don't cost nothing

But that ain't what you want from me

 

Overnight sensation

Turn your hard heart cold

The bad boys sold your franchise

And stole your Rock 'n' Roll

 

You're just looking for someone

To take your spirit home

The bad boys sold your franchise, baby

And stole your Rock 'n' Roll

 

6. Love Can't Buy You Money

You dare to tell me what to do

You have a lot of nerve

Watch your mouth or you might get

The dentist you deserve

You're leaving soon, your awful doom

Example to us all

You be so far back you won't

Hear the hound-dogs call

 

Go Go, whaddya know

I know what the deal is

You might try to cop a feel

And I know what a feel is

You go out and you go down

Some might think it's funny

Prostitute, destitute

Love can't buy you money

Don't you know the way is slow

And you've run out of time

Watch your feet or you might fall

And it's been quite a climb

Breaks my heart to say good-bye

But that's the way it goes

Don't you see, the hanging tree

Get up on your toes

 

Well here we are among the stars

Dizzy from the rush

We can't see your face no more

Behind that burning bush

Your Bible hits the floor as we

Exchange our fond good-byes

Turned around & falling down

Funny how time flies

 

7. Broken

You don't know the trouble you're in

Linvin' in paradise, livin' in sin

You better watch out baby one of these days

Another man coming gonna change your ways

 

Broken, broken truth must be spoken

Can we be responsible, is someone keeping score

Broken, broken when all guns are smoking

Do you want to die then, according to the law

Sunshine, moonshine, fire & flood

Death come hungry to your neighbourhood

You better watch out baby, one of these nights

Somebody coming to shoot out your lights

 

Broken, broken, lies will be spoken

Must we be expendable, is that what we are for

Broken, broken, when all doors are closing

Shall we say good-bye then, according to the law

You better move baby cut & run

Better get back to where you come from

You better watch out baby, stay in line

You're gonna lose out to a life of crime

 

Broken, broken, swear I ain't jokin'

Is nothing sacred, no lovers anymore

Broken, broken, when virgins are chosen

Then who will choose you according to the law

Broken, broken truth must be spoken

Too late to be virgins, too early to be whores

Broken, broken when all guns are smokin'

Then you must be silent, according to the law.

 

8. Them Not Me

Did you see the accident, the road is red with blood

Funny how it makes you feel really, really good

It was them, it wasn't me

It was them, it wasn't me

'Zactly like I knew it would

I can't help it everytime anybody dies

I can't help it if it brings a sparkle to my eyes

It was them, it wasn't me

It was them, it wasn't me

Every time a nice surprise

Them not me, them, not me,

I can still be, I can still be free

Them not me, them not me

Over and over and over

Streets are like a slaughterhouse, turn right on the red

Here come pedestrians, night of living dead

It was them, it wasn't me

It was them, it wasn't me

Guess they should have stood in bed

Them not me, them, not me

I can still be, I can still be free

Them not me, them not me

Over and over and over

Alive not Dead

Alive not Dead

Alive not Dead

Alive not Dead

Alive not Dead

Alive not Dead

When I see those flashing lights & hear those sirens moan

See the smile on my face, I grab my mobile phone

It was them, it wasn't me

It was them, it wasn't me

Murder in the Twighlight Zone

Them not me, them, not me

I can still be, I can still be free

Them not me, them not me

Over and over and over

Them not me, them, not me

I can still be, I can still be free

Them not me, them not me

Over and over and over

Them, not me

 

9. Murder Show

Killer, Killer, he knows where you live

Action, thriller, how much would you give

To be there, watching, when the killer strikes

To be there, greedy, when he takes a life

 

Something in humanity is real keen to go

These days everybody gets to go to the murder show

Fire, fire, children die in flames

People standing, to see them scream in pain

Roadkill, roadkill, slow down your car

You might see the victim if he wasn't dragged too far

 

People seem to want to see themselves laid low

These days everybody gets to go to the murder show

Rapist, Rapist, people driving by

Racist, Racist, cross burn in the sky

No one to help them, no one to raise a hand

Everyone frightened all across the land

 

One day they might get to see a face they know

These days everybody gets to go

Something in humanity is real keen to go

These days everybody gets to go to the murder show

 

10. Shake The World

Save me from this cold embrace

Hide me from the man in black

Take me from this dreadful place

Save my life, I break your back

 

Shake the world, I swear I know the world

And I know what it needs

I will make all hearts to break

I make all souls to bleed

Save me from the dogs of war

Roll away the door of stone

Raise me from the killing floor

Save myself I break your bones

 

Will you break, will you deserve the love you take

Can you survive the fall

Are you the one to save us

Or will you just enslave us

And will you face the Law?

Wake me from this dream of blood

Now before the murder starts

I would not help you if I could

Save my head I break your heart

 

Shake the world, I swear I hate the world

I smell its rotten breath

Blood and souls and mind control

The world desires our death

Shake the world, I swear I love the world

The world know what I crave

More confusion, abuse and disillusion

The world defiles the brave

 

11. Listen To Your Heart

Here we are, about to blow a fuse

Hold it down, 'cause if you move you lose

Give me time, I need to make mistakes

Give me love, before my poor heart breaks

 

Listen to your heart, Listen all your life

Listen to your hear, and then you'll be alright

Don't you see, the truth is always close

Eyes are wide, just like you seen a ghost

Give me hope, 'cause I was never sure

Give me faith, 'cause I was never yours

 

Listen to your heart, Listen all your life

Look into my eyes, before you say good-bye

Raise your hand, if you deserve the blame

If you can, them you won't die ashamed

Give me strength, so I can make a stand

Give me light, so I can show my hand

Look me in the eyes

Before we say good-bye

Tell me the truth or die

and then you'll be alright

 

 

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.