You only get a single chance, the rules are very plain
The truth is well concealed inside the details of the game
You can hear it coming, you can see it from afar;
It's pale, and it glimmers like a faded movie star
And here inside the castle, they're trying to make her scream
By sticking thumb tacks in her flesh, and cancelling the dream
Can you find the Valium?
Can you bring it soon?
Lost Johnny's out there, baying at the moon
The time has come for you to choose, you'd better get it right
Smiling girls with sharp white teeth are waiting in the night
But you want to really get some, it surely can't be hard
There's always trouble waiting when you leave your own backyard
And underneath the city, the alligators sing
Of how the fool, he cannot dance
Since someone cuts the strings
Can you get the morphine?
Try to be so brief
Lost Johnny's out there, looking for relief
Now, Larry looks so evil, and you know he really tries
But every time he makes a play, that vital number dies
And Sally buys her underwear from a store where no-one goes
She makes it big in photographs on the strength of what she shows
And here inside the waiting room, the radio still screams
And we're all shooting Tuinal to murder all your dreams
Can you find your credit card?
For God's sake, make it quick
Lost Johnny's out there, trying to turn a trick