Mr. Big - Suffocation Lyrics




I'm waitin' for the someone, just beyond the pale, where everybody's little
Thing is up for sale
An information bonfire, I'm twistin' while I wait and now I'm temptin' fate
24-7-365, Japandemonium is still alive
Praying like a sinner, croked with the blues,
Lost all there is to lose

[Chorus]
Can't hear, can't see, can't touch too much temptation
Too high to breathe, to believe in my own liberation - I'm fightin' suffocation
Suffocation

Traffic of the mind.
Fast forward and rewind, sometimes your clothes don't seem to fit
Frown becomes a smile, a man becomes a child
The fan is gonna hit the shit
Heaven on earth will cost you what it's worth, you'll find it anywhere you dare
Spin the tale donkey, I wonder how you sleep
Jump up your fight for the air

[Chorus]

I'm hangin' too much rope in shadows and the smoke
Turns blue up in the sky
Packin' all my stuff, way too much is not enough, who's got the
Most and then you die
Can't hear, can't see, can't feel my frustration
Too high to breath, to believe in transformation
Can't come, can't go too slow, suffocation
Too high to breathe, to believe in my own liberation, there's too much population
Stop the world, I'm jumpin' off, I'm fightin' suffocation
Suffocation





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  1. Gene Connelly

    when u need a Richie fix and u can't find anything else you haven't viewed sixteentimes already

  2. h d

    4:56
    I felt John Frusciante...

  3. Mark Coomber

    Richie: "Why the f__k did I join Poison?"

  4. Vinicius Nogueira

    I am fucking proud of myself for having such great musical taste.
    THIS IS ROCK'N ROLL

  5. karsa slangean

    06:17 shows that Mr Pat really enjoy their "jamming session" 😁

  6. nightstarmusic7

    The two of them following Ritchie thru his amazing solo ( the best we have ever heard ) is music at its finest.

  7. fugaakira 1048

    amazing ! and supream Ive ever seen…Richie's playing always make me kicking‼

  8. Kyle Chirgwin

    Pat Torpey is my favorite drummer may he rest in peace!!

  9. Charles Demetri

    Holy shit!! turn it up to 11!!!!!

  10. val wolsey

    For me personally there's only one real version of Mr. Big, without Paul it's not the same. It's not bad, don't get me wrong. But Mr. Big .....the huge chemistry they shared on stage....that was something unique and I don't feel it here. Whoever saw them live back in '91/'92 knows what I am talking about. There was no gig like theirs!

  11. Pauzidi Ipuing

    Who don know theory they cmpare betwen eric vocal n paul gilbert playing no offen richie he is gd but cnt cmpare

  12. Joao jr79

    Ritchie better than all the vocals who played with him: Bret Michaels and Eric Martin

    val wolsey

    Richie's voice has a nice feel and energy but to say he is better than Eric Martin? Well, do me a favour😉, find Electric Drill song (Brother, lover, little boy) live version from Japan and LISTEN carefully. To compare one of the most unique voices in rock with Richie ...you just made my day...

  13. dur956

    Rest in Peace master Pat Torpey! Love you!

  14. Kenric Wee

    Wished Paul was in this gig too!

  15. Kenric Wee

    KOTZEN ERIC BILLY AND PAT! MOTHERFUCKING PERFECT BAND RIGHT THERE!

  16. Bill McKee

    Hell yea!! Kotzen and Sheehan!

  17. Ivo Stan

    As much as I love respect and appreciate Paul Gilbert I always secretly wished Richie Kotzen was in Mr Big even way back then when PG was in the band, cuz  Kotzen completes Mr Big with his "dirty" blues sensibility and his spontaneous approach based mainly on feel and groove while having chops from hell as well ! The timing was wrong when he join because of the already existing tension in the band but for me he's always been the right guitar player for this band.

    NowakP

    I love the RK Mr. Big records and always hoped for a 5 piece tour :D It would be awesome to have both Paul and Richie in the band at least for a few concerts

  18. Satch's Jam Room

    I think this combination of Eric and Richie pretty much works !

  19. Cesar Cordoba

    hiii.. amazing man!!
    someone knows what pickup was richie using on the bridge? the sound is so great!!

    Marc Tugade

    CesGT Metal Twang King DiMarzio

    Ivo Stan

    Dimarzio Fred !, The info comes from Total Guitar I still keep the magazine same as the one Joe Satriani use to use !

  20. Lance 007

    That was fucking wicked.. Paul.. Richie.. Eric... They're all great stop the comparisons and enjoy the fucking music!!

  21. Linus Littlefield

    2/3 of "The Winery Dogs" right there!

  22. Marcelo Amaro

    Even this time, Kotzen sang much better then Eric Martin.

  23. paolo-1283

    you guys must be dumb, both richie and paul are equal and amazing on their styles, paul is heavily influence on harmonic minor and neoclassical stuff while richie is more on blues jazz fusion. both use pentatonic, both influence by van halen, kiss etc.. and both brought different flavors to mr. big. they are both great neither is above nor below... if you want to be blown away, they both have instrumental albums.. since most of you are familiar with paul before richie joins mr. big, i suggest you listen to richie's instrumental album, he was doing the jason becker, greg howe, guthrie govan stuff in his shredder days.

  24. paolo-1283

    you guys must be dumb, both richie and paul are equal and amazing on their styles, paul is heavily influence on harmonic minor and neoclassical stuff while richie is more on blues jazz fusion. both use pentatonic, both influence by van halen, kiss etc.. and both brought different flavors to mr. big. they are both great neither is above nor below... if you want to be blown away, they both have instrumental albums.. since most of you are familiar with paul before richie joins mr. big, i suggest you listen to richie's instrumental album, he was doing the jason becker, greg howe, guthrie govan stuff in his shredder days. he just matured into being more soulfull,bluesy jazz player.

    ESP/Mike

    NO need to call people dumb bro...everyone is entitled to their opinions.....and EVERY guitar player uses pentatonic except MAYBE a beginner

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  26. The MAGE

    Freakin' kotzen!

  27. AddEventListener

    richie kotzen é um genio.
    ele sempre sera numero um
    volta para o  mr big

  28. Nikola

    Ritchie has that cool slide tricks... :))

  29. Erwin van Oostenbrugge

    Well, now you'll only have to get rid of Billy and Pat and you wouldn't have a band any more. Yes, he's good, he's legendary! But at their level there's no way of saying who's better. Richie has a way better feel, but Paul gilbert is better with his technique and is way more fun to watch live. Richie also has a brilliant technique with his singing, but he doesn't have that thing in his voice that made mr. big what they are. Still, the guy's pretty awesome :) i'd put him at the same level as E&P

  30. Vitor Henrique Morais

    4:23 PAT! Best drummer in the world so far!

  31. jfeijo

    how can someone dislike this?

  32. TosiekDegutis

    Billy Sheehan never changed his looks, never sold out to current fashion trends, never cut his hair since the first time I saw him with UFO back in '80. He stole that show, my jaw was on the floor through the whole gig. But I can't say the same about these kids in that weird version of 'Mr. Big'. I've seen the real Mr. Big back in the '90, so I know what I'm talking about. Are these kids a backup band for this Canadian dude, what's his name, Bryan Adams? They certainly look like BA clones

  33. Angga Riski Ariwardana

    24-7-325 Japandemonium is still alive!
    Hahaha

  34. Nathan Hughart

    clearly no. tu tienes una problema para eso?

  35. UrwaldOktober

    never realized what a talented drummer kevin bacon was

  36. Nilda Zulema Del Castillo

    PAT ERIC BILLY Y PAUL NO PUEDO ACEPTAR QUE SE PELEEN CON ERIC MARTIN. MR BIG SIN ERIC MARTIN NO ES MR BIG

  37. Nilda Zulema Del Castillo

    No me gusto esta canción solo si Eric martin esta me gusta sin el no es nada para mi

  38. Lucas Silveira

    best answer ever!

  39. Lucas Silveira

    Nossa, na boa... o Kotzen esmagou com esse improviso do final... qq issoooo!
    Cara é um retardado mental mesmo.

  40. Emiliano Marinelli

    Paul = Richie

    Eric<<<<<<

  41. 呂明儒

    Eric:Okay, I got to take a shower, you guys have fun.

  42. Ol' Rafiki

    hes not better.....hes amazing and a serious super talented artist. but he can't sing better than eric. and pauls guitar is so different. why compare?

  43. Ol' Rafiki

    NOOOOOO

  44. MaggaraMarine

    7:07 Jimi Hendrix...

  45. Sharine 0710

    Kotzen has the coolest moves.....

  46. handsomerube

    richie breaks up bands with his sheer awesomeness...

  47. handsomerube

    no, he's picking up trash off the side of the freeway...

  48. Gitaris Kantoran

    Richie's voice and guitar playing are better than Eric and Paul. He really effects the music direction of the band.

  49. J Dy

    2 people disliked the fact that they said farewell..

  50. Cloudeater7

    Is Eric going skiing after the show or something?

  51. Rodrigo Santiago Motta

    sou fã de Paul Gilbert, de sua técnica. Mas, Kotzen é algo como "tocar com a alma", e isso é um diferencial. Enfim, admiro os dois demasiadamente mas presto mais atenção nas versões do Kotzen também por ser Bluesrock que é minha maior admiração !

  52. Rosemberg Fernandes

    É isso mesmo. Eu acho que quando a gente não conhece deve procurar se informar. Eu prefiro o Ritchie Kotzen, mais Blues Rock; mas é uma preferência, não uma competição. Até porque ele e Paul Gilbert são amigos e se admiram.

  53. XZLK94

    kotzen mola y gilbert tambien es un crack, pero yo m qedo con sheehan q si q es un maestro (supongo q en eso no habra controversia)

  54. MrFunkFu

    I personally love Mr. Kotzen's Style and Groove, Paul Gilbert just doesn't have that.

  55. Rodrigo Santiago Motta

    duas vertentes diferentes, não há comparações

  56. anton viksten

    i think mr big is like 10 times better with paul gilbert

  57. eziocauda

    Gilbert is great but Mr Big with Richie are fantastic!!!!

  58. Matthew Short

    @jipak93 I hear ya.. Would've been cool for them to do this song on the last tour.

  59. jipak93

    @Guitarmattms2010 I understand what you're talking about. It certainly doesn't feel the same as when paul was in the band, but I personally love both Paul and Richie very much. They both brought something valuable to Mr. Big.

  60. Matthew Short

    I know this is Mr. Big but somehow I feel like a traitor for watching this. Since Paul isn't in it. Just not the same.

  61. Felipe Valdés

    @01spreketong11 it's richie kotzen... but he's not the guitarrist now

  62. holyssun

    Fucking Big !!!!!

  63. Streetpartymarty

    Billy sounds particularly huge in this vid :D
    BRUTAL!! love it

  64. XIIIX

    @holy6296 Oh I did and Ive been trying to find in forums or something but just nothing :/ hahaha, hey if you guys like mars volta check out one of my songs :)

  65. HofLed

    @XIIIX Go to Ultimate guitar website and type in search only the name of the song and i hope you will find the tabs :)

  66. Federico Rondini

    THIS IS MUSIC!

  67. RogerHwang

    HOLY SHIT!

  68. XIIIX

    does anyone know how to play this song? or what chords is it based in?

  69. elocamilo

    like hell!

  70. LosChomikos

    wow, this is rare