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Opium Trail

This song is by Thin Lizzy and appears on the album Bad Reputation (1977).

I took a line that leads you to the opium trail
Oriental eyes reveal the lies, deceit, betrayal
On this journey behold one who travels far
You called him fool but now you are

The wizard wanders through the world he made from dreams
The splashing whirlpool drowns the frightened screams
Exotic dancers, flashing lancers, this mysterious space
The fanfare advances, the warlord falls from grace

It clears your pain, but it's got you claimed again, my love
You feel the need, but it lets you bleed, you must concede, my love
No one to blame, no shame, you crave again and again, my love
No use to plead, from you it feeds, on your greed, my love
It's got you, my love

I took a line that comes from the golden states of Shan
The smugglers trail that leads to the opium den
The Chinese connection refines to heroin
Depart the heart you crave again

It clears your pain, but you soul is claimed again, my love
You feel the need, but it lets you bleed, you must concede, my love
No one to blame, no shame, you crave again and again, my love
No use to plead, from you it feeds, on your greed, my love

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