Am I Evil?

Written by Harris/Tatler
My mother was a witch, she was burned alive
Thankless little bitch, for the tears I cried
Take her down now, don't want to see her face
All blistered and burnt, can't hide my disgrace

        Twenty seven, everyone was nice
        Gotta see 'em, make 'em pay the price
        See their bodies out on the ice
        Take my time

                Am I evil?
                Yes I am
                Am I evil?
                I am man
                Yes I am

As I watched my mother die, I lost my head
Revenge now I sought, to break with my bread
Takin' no chances, you come with me
I'll split you to the bone, help set you free

        Twenty seven, everyone was nice
        Gotta see 'em, make 'em pay the price
        See their bodies out on the ice
        Take my time

                Am I evil?
                Yes I am
                Am I evil?
                I am man
                Yes I am

On with the action now, I'll strip your pride
I'll spread your blood around, I'll see you ride
Your face is scarred with steel, wounds deep and neat
Like a devil dancin' before ya, smells so sweet

        Am I evil?
        Yes I am
        Am I evil?
        I am man

I'll make my residence, I'll watch your fire
You can come with me, sweet desire
My face is long forgot, my face not my own
Sweet untimely whore, take me home

        Am I evil?
        Yes I am
        Am I evil?
        I am man

My soul is longing for, await my heir
Sent to avenge my mother, sweetin' myself
My face is long forgot, my face not my own
Sweet untimely whore, take me home

        Am I evil?
        Yes I am
        Am I evil?
        I am man
        Am I evil?
        Yes I fucking am
        Am I evil?
        I am man

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Cover Info

Originally released by Diamond Head in 1980 on the Lightning to the Nations album.

Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations