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  1. Knocked Down

From the albums Out From Under and Out From Under

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Lyrics

It's always been like this
Nothings changed
Since the day I was born
I always felt a little strange
I always did
I always do
Sometimes I get a little lonely baby
How 'bout you?
I always do
I always did
You better be careful
When you're messin' with the kid
It ain't no big thing
It's all the same to me
Sometimes a little leak of light
Is all you need
In these hard times
You gotta take a few
I ain't no glass jaw joker
Baby that is true
You can see the stars better from the underground
I know a thing or two about being knocked down

I lived like a dog
Slept in the street
I had a home in the bushes
With the rats at my feet
I've been so strung out
In dirty hotel rooms
Had girls on the pipe
All afternoon
I've been ridden like a horse
All night and day
Been turned out and burned out
Led astray
That's the way it is
I'm tellin' you straight
I gotta pocket full of rocket
and I'm looking for a hard eight
I'm a skid row saviour, Spike for a crown
I know a thing or two about being knocked down
I know a thing or two about being knocked down

I got this old guitar
An Irish hat
Spent 20 years baby
With a monkey on my back
That was hard time
Even harder still
If the left one don't get you
Then the right one will
I've been hustled and muscled
Left for dead
Had my face to the wall
And a gun to my head
I've been cheated, defeated
Played for a fool
Everything I ever needed
Always came from you
I think its time we order, another round
I know a thing or two about being knocked down

Two days of riding shotgun in a Yellow Cab
Started talking to a Priest right outside a Meth Lab
I did not say, what I was trying to do
I said "Hell is arbitrary , It's a point of view"
I think he got it,
I think he understood
I'm pretty sure he knew
That I was up to no good
Then I gave him a hug
Went right in
Sometimes you find heaven
In a place of sin
Hallelujah,
Boy it's never enough
That which doesn't kill you man
It makes you tough
Then I'm the toughest thing goin' baby, pound for pound
I know a thing or two about being knocked down

I could hear the voices callin' from the corner men
Tellin' me to stay down, that we had reached the end
I thought, "Fuck that..."
Nobody's callin this fight
I'll decide when,
There's still time to make it right
It's your life
You get only one
So you'd better beware of what you let it become
I'm telling you straight, telling you true
Do you choose your life or do you let it choose you
I said, I know a thing or two
Yeah I know a thing or two about being knocked down