Veteran of the Psychic Wars

Written by Bloom/Moorcock
You see me now a veteran of a thousand psychic wars
I've been living on the edge so long
Where the winds of limbo roar
And I'm young enough to look at
And far too old to see
All my scars are on the inside
I'm not sure that there's anything left to me

        Don't let these shakes go on
        It's time we had a break from it
        It's time we had some leave
        We've been living in the flames
        We've been eating up our brains
        Oh please don't let these shakes go on

You ask me why I'm weary
Why I can't speak to you
You blame me for my silence
Say It's time I changed and grew
But the war's still going on, dear
And there's no end that I know
And I can't say if we're ever...
I can't say if were ever gonna be free

        Don't let these shakes go on
        It's time we had a break from it
        It's time we had some leave
        We've been living in the flames
        We've been eating out our brains
        Oh please don't let these shakes go on

You see me now a veteran of a thousand psychic wars
My energy's spent at last
And my armor is destroyed
I have used up all my weapons and I'm helpless and bereaved
Wounds are all I'm made of
Did I hear you say that this is victory?

        Don't let these shakes go on
        It's time we had a break from it
        It's time we had some leave
        We've been living in the flames
        We've been eating out our brains
        Oh please don't let these shakes go on
        Don't let these shakes go on
        Don't let these shakes go on

Cover Info

Originally released by Blue Öyster Cult in 1981 on the Fire of Unknown Origin album.

Blue Öyster Cult - Fire of Unknown Origin

Live Performances

“Veteran of the Psychic Wars” has been performed live 1 time

The song was first played live on October 28, 2007 in Mountain View, CA, United States

It was last performed on October 28, 2007 in Mountain View, CA, United States