fanatic heart lyrics – 47 black

i remember your eyes from the 12th of july
when the sirens were screamin’ and the flames lit the sky
and you held me so tight, thought you’d never let go
’til the bullets exploded on the pavement below

then i laid you down next to a burnt out car
screamed out for help but you were gone too far
still got that picture of you locked away from the start
developing inside my fanatic heart

i went around in a daze for a couple of years
with the blood in my veins frozen over with tears
and i did anything that they asked me to do
’cause all i could see was that picture of you

and the young ones p*ssin’ by’d say, “how’s about you, real hard man”
deep down inside i was just a castle of sand
still got that picture of you locked away from the start
developing inside my fanatic heart

then they took me inside, threw me up against a wall
they put electric prods on my chest and my b*lls
and they told me to sign things that i knew weren’t true
and in the end i did what they told me to do
then they locked me up and threw away the key
left me there with just your memory

now i walk through new york like a gray silhouette
tryin’ hard to remember what i’m supposed to forget
that look in your eyes on the 12th of july
when the sirens were screamin’ and the flames lit the sky

hey, i sleep with other women and i hold them through the night
’cause all i want to do is just get on with my life
but that picture of you won’t let me make a new start
it’s frozen inside my fanatic heart

/ 47 black lyrics