Aggiornato al 06-03-2001
Action in the StreetsWell don't move Why don't you listen to what I'm saying And hey you You better get up if you plan to be staying Get loose You got to listen to what the band is playing Oh tonight There's action in the street all night We're boppin' to the big beat - go Get up off your seat and roll At school The girls you know their dancing, mister's, just my speed And hey cool If action is the thing you need Well don't fool The kid's satisfaction guaranteed Oh tonight There's action in the street all night We're boppin' to the big beat - go Get up off your seat and roll Well hey man Yeah don't let the little girl sigh Understand If you just move your body side to side Raise your hand Shout until you're satisfied Oh tonight There's action in the street all night We're boppin' to the big beat - go Get up off your seat and roll
After the ThunderAn echo fades of sounds once heard By thousands brought together for His ringing voice, a soul that stirred The faithful to a mighty roar. For twenty years upon the stage For twenty years upon the stage The passion deep within his soul Brought forth the anger and the rage His vision locked upon one goal. The promises of rock and roll could Break the chains upon his life, Guitar in hand he vowed he would Be free from pain and inner strife. He shook the rafters in the halls And brought the faithful to their feet, His river coursed through mighty walls Across this land, down every street. With flag unfurled he took the word Across the seas to hungry youth Who raised their hands when e'er they heard His cries for faith, and hope, and truth. Today he stands with inner peace A man content with home and health, Upon his brow a jagged crease A symbol of success and wealth. The thunder of his younger days Has passed, and now his words reveal A calmer soul in many ways Fulfilled with satisfactions real. His arms upraised against the light He stands alone, his eyes look toward The ground below, a bird in flight Still searching for his true reward. His mission done, he finds retreat With children and a loving wife, His body tired from the heat The price he pays for touring life. But deep within the longings stir The music runs within him still, His passions for the times that were Are stronger than his iron will. And all of us who know the man Will come together when he cries The message we all understand The thunder in us never dies.
All Night LongI was born saved in heaven It was nothing like the promised land Raised in a good Christian house Underneath a good Christian hand I was schooled down and dirty Signed a note back to town It was there that the workers slaved all week Waiting for payday to come around Break out, come on if you're coming Cause baby I just can't stay I want to take out the walls of this joint I want to blow this town away Now I ain't into fast livin' I ain't into dying young And I ain't looking to be forgiven For any of the stupid things that I've done For the ones who once had a notion A notion it was good to be alive Feel the spark, the rush of emotion I want to break out baby tonight I want to dream, that I got a place I want to scream in somebody's face Make it seem, get out of this muddy race All night long Well all little kings lose their thrones tonight All you little pretty things better learn to sleep alone tonight It was down in the cool dirty living With the man with the master plan Some girl who can beg forgiveness And a ticket to the promised land Down where they'll tear your guts out Making out what you're all about making while we were blasting like a ?? I want out I want out I want out Want out to the outside Well I'm a small fool I want to shout I'm bound for nothing I want to shout about something too For the ones who once had a notion It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive I feel the heat, the rush of devotion I want to tear out baby tonight I wanna do what ain't ever been done I wanna win what ain't ever been won I wanna lose blow it all away I wanna lose what I've always won Prove it all night long I wanna know that I got a place I wanna go where I can see your face I wanna rock the roof off this place I want you to know I wanna live
A Love So FineWell there's sparklin' angels on your fire-escape tonight They line them up for you trying to keep you safe But with them fire alley burglars on a midnight vamp You lost your heart on Main Street to a beautiful tramp That's all right, I don;t mind `Cause I got (you got) a love so fine A love so fine, me and my baby A love so fine, me and my baby A love so fine The rat's traps are filled with soul crusaders Everybody's popping and hopping and jumping At Little Melvin and The Invaders You're out on the floor and you can't get up Your baby's out there dancing and struttin' that Continental Strut She looks so good, she looks so fine (she blows your mind) Oh we (you) got a love so fine A love so fine A love so fine A love so fine Everybody's reeling when the band hits the ceiling Don't you know you just wanna go The boys start (joint gets) rockin', your knees start knockin' Everybody party, go Let's go The bar's closed down (It's 3 o'clock and the bar's closed) You walk to the shady side of town all alone (Well you walk along with your) Papa's screaming at you, he wants some cash (baby to the dirty side of town) Mama's chewing you (me) off about hanging out with (alley) trash That's allm right, oh you don't mind 'Cause you've got a love so fine, oh me and my baby A love so fine A love so fine A love so fine
American Skin (41 Shots)41 shots 41 shots 41 shots 41 shots 41 shots 41 shots 41 shots 41 shots and we'll take that ride 41 shots 41 shots 41 shots Lena gets her son ready for school She says now on these streets charles You got to understand the rules Promise me if an officer stops you'll always be polite Never ever run away and promise momma You'll keep your hands in sight Cause is it a gun? Is it a knife? Is it a wallet? This is your life It ain't no secret It ain't no secret The secret my friend You can get killed just for living in your american skin 41 shots 41 shots 41 shots Across this bloody river to the other side 41 shots they cut through the night You're kneeling over his body in the vestibule Praying for his life Is it a gun? Is it a knife? Is it a wallet? This is your life It ain't no secret It ain't no secret Ain't no secret my friend You can get killed just for living in your american skin 41 shots 41 shots 41 shots Lena gets her son ready for school She says now on these streets charles You got to understand the rules Promise me if an officer stops you'll always be polite Never ever run away and promise momma You'll keep your hands in sight Cause is it a gun? Is it a knife? Is it a wallet? This is your life It ain't no secret get killed just for living in your american skin 41 shots 41 shots 41 shots Is it a gun? Is it a knife? Is it a wallet? This is your life It ain't no secret It ain't no secret It ain't no secret 41 shots and we'll take that ride Across this bloody river to the other side 41 shots my boots caked in mud We're baptized in these waters and in each other's blood It ain't no secret Is it a knife? Is it a wallet? This is your life It ain't no secret It ain't no secret The secret my friend You can get killed just for living in You can get killed just for living in You can get killed just for living in your american skin 41 shots 41 shots 41 shots 41 shots 41 shots 41 shots 41 shots 41 shots
Angel EyesHey drink up all you people Order anything you see And have fun you happy people The laugh and the drinks on me Try to think that love's not around Still it's uncomfortably near My poor old heart ain't gaining any ground Because my angel eyes ain't here Angel eyes, that old Devil sent They glow unbearably bright Need I say that my love's mispent Mispent with angel eyes tonight So drink up all of you people Order anything you see And have fun you happy people The drink and the laughs on me Pardon me but I got to run The fact's uncommonly clear I got to find who's now the number one And why my angel eyes ain't here Excuse me while I disappear
Arabian NightShrieks of Sheiks as they run across the movie screen A thousand sand dune soldiers led by an Arabian Queen And the harem girls move like fancy dancers In my dirty dreams And I wake up on the floor Holding on the bed lamp And Mama comes in, she screams Hey, you've been out with that tramp again last night You know that silver sequined ivory black bitch The one that Mama don't like But Mama, she sings me them moon time melodies With this great top-forty hook She shrugs her shoulders, she don't care Papa just stares and says Mary, look The girl's all right The girl's all right And there's a tenseness in the air Don't you know, can't you feel 'Cause there's something hanging there Pull back the mist and reveal And even if you fear what you hear Don't conceal Cause if what Mama feels is too real She just claims she don't feel it So, come out from behind your bunkers 'Cause the lift-off's been a bust Oh, Papa's gone and Mama's dead And parade in my rocket thrust You're alone now for the first time Well, that's all right 'Cause the fear will completely disappear Come the Arabian Night The soundman smiles and turns the dials to set the meter reading rising He pulls the singer's voice from out of his pocket To see if the audience likes it Oh, and in the very first row sits sweet Jenny Roo With a bell on her shoe and she wants him to mike it He flicks a switch, but Jenny moves too fast And the audience sways to the sound of her shotgun blast The manager comes from running out behind stage Check the band's arms for bullet holes, make them roll up their sleeves The drummer shots himself with cyanide, then asks to be relieved And me, I said well it's, hey it's crazy in here Which is the stage door out of here, I got to get up tomorrow morning for work The promoter says 'Man, once you're in, they all lead out What's the matter man, ain't you heard There's a war going on on the outside And I'm paying you to sing like a bird So get in and get tough Or get up and get out Because things are too tight I told him don't worry, everything's going to loosen up Come the Arabian Night Come the Arabian Night So, I get back in my bed But outside my window I hear another gang fight It's Duke and the boys against the Devil's best men And both sides have drawn their knives But Duke, he's a well known knife fighter And with on quick jab, he brings the devil down He smiles because he knows there's a high bounty on devils In any good God fearing town Well, they say Duke sold the devil to some preacher in Pennsylvania To exhibit on his alter Christmas night Now, the devil's eyes, they're still red with fire As long as Duke walks up right And the devil swears there's going to be a showdown come sundown On the Arabian night Oh, the Arabian, the Arabian Night
Baby IBaby I - Don't need you loving no more Baby I - Don't need your kisses no more Baby I - Don't need your tender touch Baby I Baby I - Don't need your tender kiss Baby I - You'll never miss Baby I - Don't want you round me no more Baby I 'Cause I got someone new Somebody better than you Somebody who'll be true Somebody better than you
Blood Brothers (01-07-2000)*We played king of the mountain out on the end The world come chargin' up the hill, and we were women and men Now there's so much that time, time and memory fade away We got our own roads to ride and chances we gotta take We stood side by side each one fightin' for the other We said until we died we'd always be blood brothers Now the hardness of this world slowly grinds your dreams away Makin' a fool's joke out of the promises we make And what once seemed black and white turns to so many shades of gray We lose ourselves in work to do and bills to pay And it's a ride, ride, ride, and there ain't much cover With no one runnin' by your side my blood brother On through the houses of the dead past those fallen in their tracks Always movin' ahead and never lookin' back Now I'm out here on this road Alone on this road tonight I close my eyes and feel so many friends around me In the early evening light And the miles we have come And the battles won and lost Are just so many roads traveled So many rivers crossed And I ask God for the strength And faith in one another 'Cause it's a good night for a ride 'Cross this river to the other side My blood brothers * Last song of the 2000 World Tour with some different words
Chevrolet DeluxeI had a wife and kid, and I tried to settle down I just wanted to live an honest life on the edge of an honest town. But in the end they left me danglin' danglin (in the night?) And I went crazy tryin', tryin' to walk that thin line. Oh Chevrolet Deluxe, I bought you with all your accessories, But mister, I can't keep my payments up I lie awake at night and wonder if I'm tough enough To win back the hand of Chevrolet Deluxe. They shut the power off down at the mill (the count the third time?) And these days when you ride down Main Street It's just whitewashed windows and vacancy signs Did you ever think til the end your kids you would never believe That if you would leave this old town, that it would leave me. My brother's down in Ft Bragg, been there for half a year Man he just got into too much trouble around here. Chevrolet Deluxe, I bought her with all the accessories, But mister, I can't keep those payments up Chevrolet Deluxe, I lost my heart, I lost my guts... She was sittin' down at Highway Chevrolet out on Route 3 She was lookin'g like she was waitin' just for me I worked all summer long and I saved my money up And I went down and I put that money down In the fall, Billy, (...?) I drove him down rode down together down to Fort Bragg In the years that he was gone (...?) (...?) in the refinery (...?) go along Chevrolet Deluxe, I bought her with all the accessories, (...?) Another year end gone, and Billy he came home (...?) But it was like all of a sudden there was a curse Things got band and things got worse Hmmm... went the power there down at the mill Hmmm... the thrill when they shut the power down at the mill (...?) Chevrolet Deluxe, I bought her with all the accessories, But I can't keep those payments up Chevrolet Deluxe (...?) you were so clear to see Now when I wake in the mornging I don't know what's happening to me Chevrolet Deluxe, I bought her with all the accessories, Mister I can't keep those payments up Chevrolet Deluxe you let me down took the heart right out of me I saw her when I was 17 down at Hansen's Chevrolet I made up my mind to get her any how, any way. That whole summer I worked until I had enough Then I went and put my money down on that Chevrolet Deluxe. Chevrolet Deluxe, I bought her with all the accessories, But mister, I can't keep those payments up Chevrolet Deluxe, I lost my heart, she took my gut... It don't matter what you want, it don't matter what you say, Are you tough enough not to play the way they play.
Child BrideWell, sometimes I dream of gettin' outta here, Headin' down towards them old tracks I swore I'd come and get her But I know I ain't never goin' back There's nights I can't sleep No matter how hard I try So from my window I watch the moonlight Fall on the far hillside I imagine I put on my jacket, Go down to this little roadside bar Pick a stranger and spin around the dance floor To a Mexican guitar
CindyI pick you up with flowers When you get off from work It's like you don't even care It's like I'm some kind of jerk I take you out on a date And then you won't even kiss me Boy when I ain't around I'll bet you don't even miss me I don't know why I love you like I do I try and try You treat me like a fool It makes me want to cry It makes me feel so blue But I just do, baby, I just do I call you up Just to pass the time Soon as you hear my voice You disconnect the line And when I call you back Your mother says you ain't home Cindy I know that's you on the other end of this phone Oh in this world There ain't another like you My little candy girl So hard-hearted and cruel I think that's what Keeps me coming back I'm a fool for you Cindy and I like it like that I came to get you last night Cindy, at quarter to six Your daddy came to the door He said Cindy got sick She got sent home from work With a note from the nurse And my very presence Would make your condition worse But it ain't your health 'Cause well you sure look fine Little girl it's something else That's on my mind Well you can give it to me 'Cause if it's good enough for you It's good enough for me I don't know why I love you like I do You make me cry And feel like such a fool I guess I like it When you hurt me this way You dish it out and I just put it away
City of Ruins (17-12-2000)There's a blood red circle On the cold dark ground And the rain is falling down The church doors blown open I can hear the organ's song But the congregation's gone My city of ruins My city of ruins Now the sweet veils of mercy Drift through the evening trees Young men on the corner Like scattered leaves The bordered up windows The hustlers and thieves While my brother's down on his knees My city of ruins My city of ruins Come on rise up! Come on rise up! Now there's tears on the pillow Darling where we slept And you took my heart when you left Without your sweet kiss My soul is lost, my friend Now tell me how do I begin again? My city's in ruins My city's in ruins Now with these hands I pray Lord With these hands For the strength Lord With these hands For the faith Lord With these hands I pray Lord With these hands For the strength Lord With these hands For the faith Lord With these hands Come on rise up! Come on rise up! Rise up
Code of SilenceSee TooCommento a Code of Silence delle Inner Sisters There's a code of silence, that we don't dare speak There's a wall between us So high and so deep You keep pretending that there's nothing wrong There's a code of slience, and it can't go wrong There's the truth that's set loose Set loose you'll see That it ain't enough baby, To bridge the distance between you and me There's a list of grievance a hundred miles long There's a code of silence and it can't go wrong Well you walk with your eyes open, but your lips remain sealed All the promises we made are broken feeling the truth, fearing the fear Now, i didn't know what i thought, even though it was going on So come on, come on, come on, come on Well you walk with your eyes open, but your lips remain sealed All the promises we made are broken feeling the truth, fearing the fear Now, i didn't know what i thought, even though it was going on So come on, come on, come on, come on There's a code of silence, that we don't dare speak There's a wall between us, so high and so deep You keep pretending that there's nothing wrong There's a code of silence, and it can't go wrong
DedicationWell way back in the Bible time A cat named Noah built an ocean liner Everybody laughed whent hey told him why But when the rain came, Noah was high and dry 'Cause he had Dedication baby through and through Dedication like I give to you Dedication girl every way Dedication girl every day Well Admiral Byrd and some eskimos They took a little trip to the old North Pole When they said it was a miracle they made it back Well they said that wasn't any miracle, Jack Dedication baby through and through Dedication like I give to you Dedication girl every way Dedication girl every day Well now there was a movie star out in Hollywood He met a little girl, they got along real good He tried to split but the chick said "Buddy, not so fast Ain't gonna wrap me on your arms, then wrap me in some cash" Now it was on TV every word they said If you didn't see it man, you must have been late She got on the witness pedestal without care She turned to the judge and this is what she said Dedication judge every way Dedication judge in every way I need some Dedication judge that can't be spent A little dedication judge to pay the rent Dedication baby through and through Dedication like I give to you Dedication girl every way Dedication girl every day D-E-D-I-C-A-T-I-O-N D-E-D-I-C-A-T-I-O-N D-E-D-I-C-A-T-I-O-N
Drop on Down and Cover MeTimes are tough there baby there It's getting tougher now This world is rough honey it's Just getting rougher now Their on top there baby Just tryin' to score-well Seen enough, honey I don't Wanna see no more Drop on down and cover me On down and cover me Sometimes girl I just wanna Leave it all behind us, yeah Hold me in your arms tonight let's Let our love blind us, yeah Inside I feel the pain that The hatred and the sorrow I wanna shut the light, baby C'mon and shut the door Drop on down and cover me On down and cover I just wanna close my eyes and Let your love surround me I wanna close my heart to To this world around me The anger and the heartlessness All the good things guilty Come closer baby Now-closer still now Drop on down and cover me On down and cover me
Endless Nights (English Sons)Girl, on the edge flippin' off the lamp There'll be an end darling to your endless night On the other side of the street. Yea, the light on your portrait and the light in your face And you'll be looking for another pretty place Baby, this side of the street. Well, keep dreaming baby that your desire brings and girl I know the sadness that you find in things, it's true Well, baby if you can't take the heat, what can I do? Well, you and your poetry and your boku (?!) world Behind the face you hide the face of a modern girl On the other side of the street. Yea, you've got the look as if you owe the world Therefore, you go out there and say what you can earn On the wrong side of the street. Well, you tire of every day bringing the same and so you Go out looking for some strange new games Well, pretty soon you don't know the score anymore. I know the danger that your desire brings And I know the strangeness that you'll find Wait and it will seem straighter for you and for me. Well, turn on the end and baby turn off the lamps There'll be an end darling to this endless night On the other side of the street. Yea, and everyday - well- it just brings the same You started looking for some very strange new games On the wrong side of the street. Well, you and your desires lead to confusion Well, walk away as I don't follow your illusions And see, open your eyes and see, girl.
Fade Away (Intro 31-12-1980)Now my babe My little darlin' Come back baby I just wanna come back into your arms again Iwanna come back I wanna come back darlin' I wanna come back to you heart again I wanna walk down a street I wanna walk up to our house I wanna knock upon a door I wanna knock upon a door, girl And callin' "open up and let me in Open up your heart and let me in Open up little girl and let me in Open up your heart and let me in I just wanna hold you I just wanna squeeze you I just wanna kiss you And I wanna love you all night long I wanna love you all night long I wanna love you all night long I wanna love you all night long Listen to me baby Listen to me baby And open up your heart
Follow That Dream (Wise, Wiseman)If your heart is restless, from waiting so long If you're tired and weary, and you can't go on If a distant dream is callin' you Then there's just one thing you can do Follow that dream, wherever it may lead Come on follow that dream, to find the love you need Come on follow that dream Now I've been searching for a heart that's free Searching for someone, to search with me 'Cause I need a love, a love I can trust Together we' ll search for the things that come to us In dreams, wherever they may be Come on follow that dream to find the love you need Come on follow that dream Now every man has the right to live The right to a chance, to give what he has to give The right to fight for the things he believes For the things that come to him in dreams Yeah, follow that dream, wherever it may lead Come on follow that dream, to find the love you need Follow that dream, wherever it may lead Come on follow that dream, to find the love you need Come on follow that dream Well follow that dream Yeah come on and follow that dream Come on follow that dream, to find the love you need
FreeholdI was born right here on Randolph street in Freehold Here right behind that big red maple in Freehold Well, I went to school right here Got laid and had my first beer, in Freehold Well, my folks always lived and worked right here in Freehold I remember running up the street Past the condo to the church here in Freehold I chased my daddy down in these bars First fell in love with this guitar, here in Freehold Well, I had my first kiss at the YMCA canteen on a friday night Maria Espinosa tell me, where are you tonight? You were 13 but way ahead of your time I walked home with a limb but I felt fine That night in Freehold Well, the girls at Freehold regional they looked pretty fine And my heart broke at least half a dozen times I wonder if they miss me, they still get the itch Would they have dumped me if they knew I'd strike a bridge Straight out of Freehold Well, Tex, rest in peace, and Marion gave us kids a hand in Freehold George and me started up a little rock and roll band in Freehold Well, we learned pretty quick how to rock I'll never forget the feeling of that first 5 bucks in my pocket That I earned in Freehold Well, I got outta here really hard and fast in Freehold Everybody wanted to kick my ass back here in Freehold Well, if you were different, black or brown It was a bit redneck town Back then in Freehold Well, something broke my daddy's back in Freehold In 69' he left and he never come back to Freehold 'Cept once he drove from California, 3000 miles in 3 days Called my relatives some dirty names And pulled straight out of Freehold My sister had hers first little baby at 17 in Freehold Well people they can be pretty mean Honey you had a rough road to go, But you ain't made of nothin' but soul I love you more than you'll ever know We both survived Freehold Well, my buddy Mike, he's the mayor now in Freehold I remember when we used to have a lot more hair in Freehold Well I left and swore I'd never walk these streets again, Jack Tonight all I can say is "Holy shit, I'm back!" Back in Freehold Well, this summer everything was green in Freehold Rode my kids on the fire engine through the streets of Freehold I showed 'em where their dad was born and raised And first felt the sun on his face There in Freehold Well, I still got a lot of good friends right here in town I can usually find me a free beer somewhere With offers of free meals I am blessed Should I go crazy, blow all my money and ruin my life, well, at least I'll Never go hungry I guess, here in Freehold Well, I got a good catholic education here in Freehold Led to an awful lot of masturbations here in Freehold Father, it was just something I did for a smile Hell, I still get a good one off once in a while And dedicate it to Freehold Don't get me wrong, I ain't puttin' anybody down Hell, in the end it all just goes and comes around It's one hell of a town, Freehold!
From Small Things (Big Things Come)At sixteen she quit high school To make a fortune in the Promised Land She got a job behind the counter In an all-night hamburger stand She rode faithfully home to Mama Now, Mama don't you worry none From small things, Mama, big things one day come It was late one Friday He pulled in out of the dark He was tall and handsome First she took his order, then she took his heart They bought a house up on the hillside Where little feet soon would run From small things, Mama, big things one day come Oh, but love is bleeding It's sad but it's true When your heart is beating You don't want to hear the news She packed her bags And with a Wyoming County Interstate map She drove down to Tampa In an Eldorado Grand She wrote back, Dear Mama Life is just heaven in the sun From small things, Mama, big things one day come Well, she shot him dead on a sunny Florida road When they caught her all she said Was she couldn't stand the way he drove Back home lonesome Johnny waits for his baby's parole He waits high on the hillside Where the Wyoming rivers roll And his seed have almost grown now To a daughter and a handsome son From small things, Mama, big things one day come
Further on up the RoadWhere the road is dark And the seat is soaked Where the gun is cocked And the bullet's cold Where the miles are marked in blood and gold I'll meet you further on up the road Got on my dead man's suit And my smilin' skull ring My lucky graveyard boots And a song to sing I got a song to sing, keep me out of the cold And i'll meet you further on up the road Further on up the road Further on up the road Where the way is dark And the night is cold But one sunny morning we'll rise, I know And i'll meet you further on up the road Well I been out in the desert Was doin' my time Searching through the dust Looking for a sign If there's a light up ahead Well, buddy, I don't know But I got this fever Burning in my soul So let's take the good times as they come And i'll meet you further on up the road Further on up the road Further on up the road Where the way is dark And the night is cold One sunny morning we'll rise, I know And i'll meet you further on up the road One sunny morning we'll rise, I know And i'll meet you further on up the road Yeah i'll meet you further on up the road Well i'll meet you further on up the road
Get That FeelingYeah girl Now won't you come on out tonight Girl, where the stars will shine real bright Well I gotta get that feeling Yeah I wanna get that feeling Woargh* back again Yeah, back again tonight There's something in the air Tonight Ain't got money but I don't care I gotta get that feeling I wanna get that feeling And before the night is through You're gonna get that feeling too Hold me in your arms and baby take everything Let the light shine, and if we (dare to ??)... yeah,yeah,yeah Tonight Well there's something in the air, And tonight, yeah, we ain't got money but I don't care We gotta get that feeling Yeah, we gotta get that feeling Woargh* back again Wooooaaaaarrrrggghh (di-di-di-di-da-woooahs to fade)
Henry BoyThey broke your toys this morning Henry, rode your ford right into dust Surrounded you with strangers Who you could not trust Then they have the gall To write your name upon the girls' room wall And send you out to Maria Who spoke of babies and all And wanted to shoot your joy It's a hard world when you're the new kid in town Ain't it, Henry boy? Well, the North side is for diamond studded women Subtly selling their wares And the West side is for debutants And would-be millionaires Oh, the East side is for lost boys Who know their moves too well The Southside is for gamblers Henry, the train stops once for hell It's a hard world when they're forcing you to live your life out on Broadway But Henry, I'm sure you're going to like it well Well the constellation, she points to gate eleven That's where you've got your connections Let me take a look inside my magic book I don't think you're beyond my inventions Oh, these doctor's appendages I'm giving you for wings, I'm sure they'll meet the occasion I'm going to mix you some magic You'll be spitting sparks, and ready for the invasion Well, the Milky Way's a trip for dippers They saw you coming a mile away In the amusement park you'll get clipped by rippers Hiding behind candy canes In the alleyway, you'll get ripped by strippers All who know your name In the stalls, sit soldier boy kissers On leave for just a day And Henry couldn't take it He's going to be submariner Riding underground for the Pope Gonna stand on the corner of Broadway And scream 'Up scope!'
I'm A Coward (When It Comes To Love)(G.Washington, B.Springsteen/B. Springsteen) I ain't afraid of no lions I ain't afraid of no grizzly bear I got in a wrestlin' match with old King Kong He didn't even muss my hair There's just one thing in the whole wide world That make me doubt my stuff I'm a coward when it comes to love Now bring down old Hulk Hogan King Kong Bundy too Bring down old Big Mike Tyson I'll show them what a real man can do They say the tougher' get goin' Now baby that's when the goin' get tough But I'm a coward when it comes to love I'm a coward when it comes to love I'm a coward when it comes to love You can bring on a different sexy girl At every night of the week Buddy that's okay But I start tremblin', my knees get weak Whenever I hear her say "Do you love me baby?" "Do you love me baby?" "Do you love me baby?" I got a muscle of iron I got another muscle made of steel But when we start kissin' 'n' huggin' You may be the bravest man in the whole wide world But Buddy, that ain't enough I'm a coward when it comes to love I'm a coward when it comes to love I'm a coward when it comes to love
In MichiganWell my mother rolled over and died in Michigan My dog got hit by a truck and I cried in Michigan I got drunk and puked up my guts in Michigan But I'm alright, I'm alright, I'm alright, I'm alright And man I'm riding here tonight in Michigan I ran a race and came in dead last in Michigan Yeah, I shot myself in the ass in Michigan I was lookin' for someplace to feel free But they busted my for just being me In Michigan But alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright And baby I'm riding high tonight in Michigan I ran into a little bad luck in Michigan I met a woman ??? Baby I'm running late but you got here one hell of a state In Michigan Oh Michigan
Jazz MusicianWell, it's Saturday night in New Jersey and you're feeling kind of wet The summer heat is getting you worried So you look as innocent as you can as you sweat You got a woman on the other side of the law But it ain't cool to go see her yet Because her ex-old man's a city cop Thinks he's auditioning on Dragnet So you stand on the corner looking kind of torn And in the Blue Light Lounge where death was born The jazz musician blows his horn You pop a letter to your baby in Richmond Cause you're feeling pretty down She's kind of small, but at least she's a rich one She needs you real bad, and sometimes that's all that counts You had a teenage band and flying hands And oh, you was pretty big in the south But you passed out on stage and flew into a rage When someone tried to revive you mouth to mouth You felt a pain in your chest as you passed the crowd And in the Blue Light Lounge, the lights went down And the audience slipped silently out of town Well, the Atheist, he burns you for laughing out loud 'Cause he can't understand what you're saying And the word's out, everybody knows When they threw him in the hole, oh, he went out praying But man, that's your record he's playing And the park is dark, but the sidewalk's bright and lined with the light of the living No, and Mama won't you let me walk you home tonight Because it's a big bad city, and this boy's got a lot for the giving I was stranded in the jungle First state's witness at a company killing I'm clutching my high school diploma, shuffling my feet They promised sixty bucks a week and top billing Oh, you can live a life of love in New York But only if you don't love living I met this taxi driver who rides me around town He revels in telling tales of his backseat women But now, out on the corner, there's no room to move 'Cause everyone's trying so hard to groove And in the Blue Light Lounge, the jazz musician plays it blue
Jeannie Needs a ShooterI was born down by the river Where the dirty river flows And the cool wind cut through me It cut right through my clothes And the anger and the yearning Like fever in my veins Set the fire burning She came down from Knightstown With her hands hard from the line From the first time I laid eyes on her I knew that she's be mine Her father was a lawman He swore he'd shoot me dead 'Cause he knew I wanted Jeannie And I'd have her like I'd said Jeannie needs a shooter, shooter like me Jeannie needs a shooter Jeannie needs a shooter, shooter on her side Jeannie needs a shooter Jeannie needs a shooter Jeannie needs a shooter We met down by the river On the final day in May And when I leaned down to kiss her She did not turn away I drew out all my money And together we did vow To meet that very evening And to get away somehow Jeannie needs a shooter, shooter like me Jeannie needs a shooter Jeannie needs a shooter, shooter on her side Jeannie needs a shooter Jeannie needs a shooter Jeannie needs a shooter The night was cold and rainy Down by the borderline I was riding hard to meet her When a shot rang out behind As I lay there in the darkness With a pistol by my side Jeannie and her father Rode off into the night Jeannie needs a shooter
Land of Hope and DreamsGrab your ticket and your suitcase Thunder's rolling down the tracks Don't know where you're goin' Sky is turnin' black Well darlin' if you're weary Lay your head upon my chest We'll take what we can carry And we'll leave behind the rest Big Wheels rolling through fields Where sunlight streams Meet me in a land of hope and dreams Well, I will provide for you Yeah, and I will stand by your side You'll need a good companion, darlin' For this part of the ride You leave behind your sorrows Yeah, this day at last Tomorrow they'll be sunny skies And all this darkness past Big Wheels rolling through fields Where sunlight streams Meet me in a land of hope and dreams This train Carries saints and sinners This train Carries losers and winners This Train Carries whores and gamblers This Train Carries midnight ramblers This Train Carries broken-hearted This Train Carries souls departed This Train Dreams will not be thwarted This Train Faith will be rewarded This Train Carries fools and kings This Train Hear the big wheels singing This Train Bells of freedom ringing
Little Things That CountShe said we could just sleep together There'd be nothing wrong We could just hold each other with our clothes on I went to answer, I don't think we should Then I heard a voice say, Yeah, I guess we could She kissed me slightly and said you know sometimes when you're down It's the little things that count It's the little things that count It's the little things She said it was too late, and I shouldn't try to drive She unbuttoned my shirt and whispered just close your eyes Let me take your boots off, you know sometimes when your luck's run out It's the little things that count It's the little things that count It's the little things Her dress rode slightly as she walked Then she pulled the covers down I was so dry, she held a water glass to my lips Well the polsih on her nail was chipped She said she had a boyfriend I reminded her of His hair was the same muddy brown, she stuck her tongue in my mouth
Long Time ComingWhere the creek runs shallow and sandy The moon swoops over the stars ?? straight into my arms I'm going to get birth naked and bury my old soul And dance on it's grave Dance on his grave It's a long time coming A long time coming my dear But now it's here My daddy was a stranger Lived in a hotel downtown When I was a kid He was just somebody I'd see around Somebody I'd see around It's a long time coming A long time coming my dear But now it's here Down below and pulling on my shirt I got some kids of my own But if I had one wish kids That your mistakes would be your own Your sins would be your own It's a long time coming A long time coming my dear But now it's here I am laying under the arms of Cassiopeia The sword of Orion sweeps It's me and you Rosie Crackling like crossed wires I listen to you breathing in your sleep The sparks of the fire are left burning Lie two kids in sleeping bags I reach under your shirt and feel your belly There's another one kicking inside I promise I ain't going to fuck it up this time
Looking for No. 1 (Mr. Outside)They call him Mr. Outside Cause he don't care Mr. Outside He's just havin' his fun Mr. Outside He's just looking out for No. 1 Well Mr. Outside All your money and your power Won't help you come the dark hour Well kingdoms crumble Unto your feet You're lest another thief out on the street Mr. Outside Yeah he don't care Mr. Outside He's just having his fun Mr. Outside Oh looking out for No. 1 Dark glasses and money for hire He got (?) and hight tension wire (?) He got dark,dark cadillac He got pretty little little girl in back Mr. Outside Oh yeah he don't care Mr. Outside He's just having his fun Mr. Outside Just looking out for No. 1 Oh little baby got no diamond ring You cry cause you ain't got no pretty things Them pretty things babe just look dumb You gotta take 'em when they come Mr. Outside Oh lord he don't care Mr. Outside Oh has his fun Mr. Outside He's just looking out for No. 1 Mr. Outside Oh yeah he don't care Mr. Outside He's just having his fun Mr. Outside He's just looking out for No. 1
Losin' KindMy name is Frank Davis, drive a Dixie 109 I was out on Highway 17, just south of Camden Line It was down there in the heart of Wilsonville where I met my fate She was standing outside the bar room said she was waiting for a date But I knew that that was just a line And I knew I was messin' with a Losin' Kind Well I knew we were both foolin'(?) and I knew that you can't win But when the light turned green, I reached across the seat, popped the lock and she slid in She said she liked Mexican music, she knew a place if I had the time Well we had a few drinks and we danced a while I pulled her close, she didn't mind And what I knew kinda slipped my mind And I couldn't resist her messin with a Losin' Kind Well we drove around in my Buick, getting drunk and having fun Well we ended up at this Best Western out on Highway 101 It was around 3 a.m. we went out to this empty little road side bar It was there that the cash register was open It was there I hit that guy real hard But I knew when I hit him for the second time That one attracts the other when you're the Losin' Kind Well I grabbed her hand to get out of there And I felt like I was gonna get sick And a half hour later the sleet started come down and that highway got pretty slick I seen some lights in my rearview mirror I guess I panicked and gave her a gun Well then I wrapped us around a telephone pole south on Highway 101 Well she just stumbled out on to the banks And sat down in a pout I kicked out the driver side window but buddy when I got out Well all I had to greet me was a Highway Patrolman's 45 He looked at the wreak and then he said "Son you're lucky to be alive" "Well Sir I'll think that one over if you don't mind Luck ain't much good to you when you're the Losin' Kind"
New Jersey is My HomeI'm proud New Jersey is my home Yeah said I'm proud now New Jersey is my home Well they're breaking out the tractors to build more interstates They're moving out my neighbors all across the Garden State I'm proud New Jersey is my home Yeah said I'm proud now New Jersey is my home They're closing all the factories making people lose their jobs While the fat cats get rich living high upon the hog I'm proud New Jersey is my home Yeah said I'm proud now New Jersey is my home Yeah they're grooving down at Freehold this bird's left in line (?) ? ain't what the people had in mind I'm proud New Jersey is my home Yeah said I'm proud now New Jersey is my home I'm proud New Jersey is my home Yeah so proud that New Jersey is my home Yes we're not gonna take it gonna make that final stand 'Cuz you know we ain't ever gonna let them destroy the promised land Yeah, yeah, yeah New Jersey is my home New Jersey is my home New Jersey is my home and I like it Yeah I'm going down the Garden State Parkway I'm passing my hometowns I'm going here to get my friends gonna mess around this town Yeah, yeah
None But The BraveTesto Fornito da Sara Gentile. Tonight down on Union Street I'm thinkin' back, baby, to you and me To the way you used to be And your words come back to me From passing cars Their voices sing out In empy bars where guitars ring out We'd be the lucky one to get out You said, none baby but the brave No one baby but the brave Oh strong enough to save something From what they gave None baby but the brave No one baby but the brave Now in dreams these nights I see you my friend The way you were back then Ah, on a night like this I know that girl no longer exists Except for a moment in some stranger's eyes Or in a nameless girl In cars rushin' by That's where I find you tonight And in my heart it still survives To none, baby, but the brave No one baby but the brave Oh strong enough to save Something from the love they gave Yeah, none baby but the brave No one baby but the brave Now tonight once more I search Every face on that crowded floor Looking for I don't know what for Something that ain't there no more There's a girl standin' by the band She reminds me of you And I asked her to danceas the drummer counts his play I take her hand and we move away And tonight, now i'll see old friends Caught in things they got no chance to win Just gettin' beaten, and then playin' again 'Till their strength gives out Or their hearts give in Who's that man who thinks He can decide whose dreams will live And who(se) shall be pushed aside Did he ever walk down this streets at night And looked into the eyes Baby, of none, baby, but the brave No one baby but the brave No, none baby but the brave No one baby but the brave No one baby, no one but the brave
No NeedShe's a broken winged angel, refugee from things her mama knew And she's done everything the bible said not to I don't know if she believes in Jesus, the good book or even Satan, you see I'm just trying to get her to believe in me Cause when I see her face No matter where I am, I'm in the right place And the girls I left behind, they never satisfied me as so true But baby, baby, you do She the belle of eighth street, high society's midnight vamp Oh, she's my queen, and I'm her tramp Yes, she's a free-falling flier and she flows whichever way that the wind blows And she's the only woman I ever knew Could teach me more about me by me in chains And still let me be free Oh and my heart swells up inside, starts beating like I'm gonna die My body breaks in pain as she falls down on me like the rain It's only her and my songs that keep me from going insane And I guess I'm one of those people who measures love in pain You see, I never had much personal success And to me, there's nothing sweeter than a teardrop of rain I just love that feeling of sadness, and it worries me so She's my west side angel, she looks so funky in her Hollywood wings And she knows I stumble when I talk, so she says don't talk at all Babe, just sing And I have seen her body in candle glow in the deep heart of the night when you Finally let loose of everything Oh, and she loves me like such a good woman, and still, Lord, she's just a Sweet young thing And I know this might sound crazy or unsure, or maybe just the words of a young fool But I swear I'd be on the floor if she ever walked out the door What's more, I wish she'd shoot me first And I know that sounds insane, but sometimes I believe it's true And that's what scares me worst Because I've danced with her, taken a chance with her And I pray for her, lord, god knows, I play for her And I need for her, and I bleed for her 'The news? That's not news, it's rumors with sponsors.'
On The ProwlWell night after lonely night My head don't touch the bed I'm on a two-lane black-top Cruisin' in my rocket sled I'm on the prowl Yeah I'm on the prowl Well I'm looking for a gal, gal, gal Hey, hey, hey, I'm on the prowl There's only one thing that I'm certain Every mile, mile, mile Keep a-searchin', serachin', serachin' For a wild, wild, child I'm on the prowl I'm on the prowl I'm looking for a gal, gal, gal Hey, hey, hey, I'm on the prowl They got a name for Dracula And Frankenstein's son They ain't got no name now (Mister) For this monster (thing that) I've become I'm on the prowl I'm on the prowl I'm looking for a gal, gal, gal Hey, hey, hey, I'm on the prowl I keep lookin' I keep searchin' I keep searchin' I keep searchin' Only one thing that I'm certain Every mile, mile, mile I keep searchin', searchin', searchin', searchin', searchin' In the morning I check my mirror And I hang my head and cry But at night I get a burning, burning, burning deep inside I'm on the prowl I'm on the prowl I'm looking for a gal, gal, gal Hey, hey, hey, I'm on the prowl In the morning I check my mirror And I hang my head and cry But at night I get a burning, burning, burning, burning, burning. burning There's only one thing that I'm certain Every while, while, while While my heart is hurtin', hurtin' Every mile, mile, mile I gotta keep searchin', searchin', searchin', searchin', searchin'
Outside Looking InIt's over now, the thing we had I ain't sorry, babe, I just feel mad You walk real pretty and you talk real fine Night after night you wrote the lines My life's the same story Again and again I' m on the outside looking in On the outside looking in Hey, make-believe ain't real I don't doubt the way I feel You walk real pretty and you talk real sweet Well babe I was born in the driving seat My life's the same story Again and again I' m on the outside looking in On the outside looking in Yes I' m on the outside looking in It's over now, the thing we had I ain't sorry, babe, I just feel mad You walk real pretty and you talk real fine Night after night you wrote the lines My life's the same story Beginning to end Beginning to end I' m on the outside looking in On the outside looking in Yes I' m on the outside looking in Yes I am Yes I guess I am Baby I' m on the outside looking in
Pilgrim in the Temple of Love (Santa Gets a Blowjob)It was Christmas eve, I was standing in the parking lot of "Fabulous Girls - Nude, Nude, Nude" In the car next to me there was a young lady givin' a blow job to a man in a Santa Claus suit His beard was crooked, his hat askew embarrassed, I turned to go When from the back seat of the mazda I heard somebody shout "oh, baby, don't stop" And a merry "ho ho ho" Well I walked inside, I ordered a beer and a double shot of whiskey and in three minutes I had fallen in love The DJ announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, from Fort Worth, Texas - lady Godiva" and I sat and worshipped 'neath the angel above At the end of her set she brushed her hair came and sat on the stool to my right and said "will you buy me a drink?" My heart beat fast, my trousers grew tight and wittily I replied "uhh...." She showed me a picture of her kid, said during the day she's an art student She dances six nights a week for slobs and idiots like this, of course, present company excluded On Donner, on Dancer, on Comet, on Blitzen I'm lost in the valley of the Supervixens Worshippin' at the feet of the goddess above I'm a pilgrim in the temple of love, Ma just a pilgrim in the temple of love Well, then Santa came stumblin' in and somebody shouted "hey Santa, where're your elves?" He sat down on the stool to my left and the bartender took a vodka bottle off the shelf He asked if mrs. Claus had called, to tell her he worked the late shift at the mall and he was sorry, but he just got through I turned and I asked him "how's the kids this year, Santa?" Beneath his breath he whispered "a merry fuck you" Well, then the owner came over and he was a short fat ugly guy with a funny kind of pushed-in face He shook my hand and said it was the first time they ever had a superstar in this place Lady Godiva bought me a few drinks and words came out of my mouth what they were I couldn't guess But it was something about showgirls, lapdancing, Motley Crew, you can guess the rest On Donner, on Dancer, on Comet, on Blitzen I'm lost in the valley of the Supervixens Worshippin' at the feet of the goddess above I'm a pilgrim in the temple of love, Ma just a pilgrim in the temple of love Well, I walked outside, snow was fallin', I had some toys to put together, it was Christmas time Santa followed me into the parking lot and threw up on the hood of the car next to mine I gave him my hankerchief, pulled out onto the highway and as I sat at the light I swear I saw a sleigh with a dozen reindeer pull out of the parking lot And cut across to the mall and a voice shouted, "Merry Christmas to all, you assholes, and a good fuckin' night" On Donner, on Dancer, on Comet, on Blitzen I'm lost in the valley of the Supervixens Worshippin' at the feet of the goddess above I'm a pilgrim in the temple of love, Ma just a pilgrim in the temple of love
Preacher's DaughterI got a date with the preacher's daughter She give me life she bring me water. Every Sunday I watch her work Pretty little (siff?) in a pretty little church Daddy gives her nod she takes collection Daddy gives her nod she kneels by her side. Well I'd sell my soul for just one touch The Lord would too if he loved her half as much. Well I got a date with the preacher's daughter. Her Daddy say that the boy's no good Just want to raise some (coons?) out through the back woods Well baby better believe what your Daddy say Just wanna ramrod baby my life away. It's a long walk to heaven and a road filled with sin And they better open up the freeway to let me in. 'Cuz I got a date with the preacher's daughter Well now I don't care what the preacher say Haaaaayyyy Well now I don't care what the preacher do Haaaaayyyy I don't care what the preacher like Haaaaayyyy I don't care what the preacher think Haaaaayyyy Leads me to water but won't let me drink. He leads me to water but won't let me drink. And now it's (whole little world?) on Saturday night Two boys fighting in a halo of light Car door flung open and a radio loud And everybody shouting and running around. Two guys bloody and one I don't know And all little girls shouting "Go Billy go" Go Billy go. Well just as I got the preacher's daughter ready for a light And (missed a VH fire?) and something ain't right. And like a she-devil howlin' from the gates of hell Goddam here come the preacher in his Coupe DeVille Burnin' up the backroad kicking in the dirt And oh baby preacher thinks he is church Well now your lips they shine in the willow mist And I swear I'd take you down (young croft?) for just one kiss I got a date with the preacher's daughter I got a date with the preacher's daughter And it's haaaaayyyyoooo I got a date with the preacher's daughter hmmmmm...
ProtectionNight after night I keep holding on You say you love me Then you leave me so lonely Baby I don't believe a word you're sayin' I think it's all some evil game you're playin' Still all day long all I do is think about you You got me believin' that I can't live without you Well if you want it, here's my confession Baby I can't help it, you're my obsession Protection, that's what I need I need protection, baby, from your love Protection, that's what I need I need protection, baby, from your love I wait at home by the telephone When I call your house, baby, you're not there Knock on the door and I rush down the stairs When I open up, baby, you're not there When we're together When we're together and you put your arms around me You keep my mind Forever, ever in doubt You want me believin' That, baby, I can't live without Protection, that's what I need I need protection, baby, from your love Protection, that's what I need I need protection, baby, from your love We stand alone, at my window And stare out, at the shadows down below I mfeel your fingers on my face I want to stay, I want to run away Protection, that's what I need I need protection, baby, from your love Protection, that's what I need I need protection, baby, from your love
Saga of the Architect AngelThe Architect angel held the straight Judah ranch Just a dirty mile down on the border line Where your master blasting and hustled young cattle for slaughter And dated Judah's daughter From the cellar ways to the attics And all across the plains Broke electric static Oh, of a religious strain And though he was not an addict He wore scars upon his veins Like a young girl holds her first pimp He held his Bible limp Oh, from desert bars and church bazaars The hungry slowly came With vulgar faces From vulgar places Looking for a game With ivory gun handles and chamber grease And souped-up hydroplanes With bullets burned from TV silver Bearing great cowboys' names Fourteen inches of gun barrel And he was smoking from the lid Spurs on straight black boot heels He said "Uptown they call me the Brooklyn Kid" And in his lonely Zenith nightmares That's just what they did With a holster slung low Like a hot kid sister Tied tight to his leg Like he was going to do He was stomping a step He called the Brooklyn twister With six-guns pumping, he was coming through And his tongue hung low in the saw dust Scrapping across the plains He crawled up outside the Judah ranch And started calling the angel names Now the architect angel stood, in one hand a staff And in the other, a gun He held the staff high in the wind The gun was like a piece in the sun He started howling like a monsoon wind Drew fast and the job was done That night, the moon stretched tight light down on the plains As real cowboys sat around real campfires And the county wolf called as if to explain to his son The way the west was won The way the west was won
Sell it and They Will ComeI fell asleep on the couch last night, woke up with the TV on. There was a woman in tight cotton exercise shorts And a big plastic machine she was climbing on. She said "The Abacycle guarantees ten inches off your waist, And 50 pounds in just 3 minutes a day." I went to bed knowing the revolution had been postponed And everything was OK. You can buy it, you can try it, go right ahead. But don't be fooled folks, there's only one. I forget the guy's name but I know somebody must have said Sell it and they will come boys, sell it and they will come. I switched the channels and there was Evel Knievel, I thought that he was dead. I found myself sitting there quietly, hanging on every word he said. "Now folks, the Stimulator removes all pain from your life. And the best day of your life will be when you try this little thing out." The camera moved in as he said, "Now let me tell you ladies and gentlemen, Pain is something old Evel knows a little about" You can buy it, you can try it, that's what I said. But don't be fooled folks, there's only one. I forget that guy's name but I know somebody must have said Sell it and they will come boys, sell it and they will come. And a fellow comes on shouting "Free haircuts for life!", somehow you cut your hair with a vacuum cleaner. And then I switched the channels and there was Dionne Warwick, communing with her psychic friends. I watched for hours, taking warmth, comfort, and pleasure in the things that I despise. Touched by how much they needed me, and that gleeful desperation in their eyes. You can buy it, you can try it, it'll help you in bed. But don't be fooled folks, there's only one. I forget that guy's name but I know somebody said Sell it and they will come boys, sell it and they will come. So Dionne, Cher, and all my late-night friends, I drink to your health. And Tony Little, America's personal trainer, please kill yourself. Now I've sold a few things myself in my time, and by the way folks, there's some t-shirts on your way outside. Well last night I dreamed of lipstick and tight little cotton shorts "Harder, faster", she breathed. "One, two, three, four, five" Ride, Sally ride, girl, ride Sally ride. You can buy it, you can try it, it'll help you in bed. But don't be fooled folks, there's only one. I forget that guy's name but somebody said Sell it and they will come boys, sell it and they will come.
She's LeavingShe's leaving, She's leaving Everybody knows She's leaving, she's leaving And I feel like such a fool She left me standing here Just two foot tall I don't see how she could do it In front of our friends and all She had better things to do And bigger plans I thought we could make it with just us two But I guess we can't 'Cause she can't And I'm only one man But I love her It's winter, Suddenly it's winter And I'm feeling cold inside It's different, it could've been so different If only she didn't feel that need to lie Did you really think I would not understand If you said you had a thing to do For a night or two With another man And how could you believe That I would not know When you came up to say good bye Looked me in the eye You let it all show Oh, and baby yes, you hurt me Ooh, you hurt me deep inside Yes, darling, and you hurt me Cause I'm just a foolish boy With this foolish pride I ask you, I ask you Baby, you think I'll be enough And what you told me Then what you showed me Now you want me to believe you love me But you don't you think you make that kind of tough When you didn't even think that I was that strong That you could really tell me What was going on The truth hurts, girl, yes I believe that but still If the truth hurts, honey, the lies They kill me
She's so FineHey baby Well she's vicious as a razor Resting on your mainline She's brutal as an ace Laid on the table at just the right time She's like a devil-woman But she's locked in over-drive Her eyes are cold stone But she's backed by a power-glide She's sweet, she's educated She knows about history, geometry She's so fine Oh she says I ain't got the love I ain't got the time Ain't gonna give you no kiss Ain't gonna hand ya All I want's a ride, Sweet William All I want's a ride And it's oh baby, oh baby Won't you come, don't you wanna go for a ride? I'll get in my car and burn it up Now switch on the radio and turn it up And we're gonna be burning down a straight load I want some love and I got to truck along Well she's vicious as a razor Resting on your mainline She's brutal as an ace Laid on the table at just the right time She's like a devil-woman But she's locked in over-drive Her eyes are cold stone But she's backed by a power-glide She's so educated She's got a nice mama, she got a nice pop She's so fine Oh and the boys say she swings a silver rod The kids call her angel Some kids call her god down on Lover's Lane Be my baby Won't you be my lover Come on baby I said hey baby
Song to the OrphansThe multitude assembled And tried to make the noise Them blank blind poet generals And restless loud white boys But times grew thin and the axis Was left somehow incomplete Where instead of child lions Was left aging junkie sheep And how many wasted have I seen Signed Hollywood or bust Whoa, left to ride those ever ghostly Arizona gusts Oh, cheerleader tramps And kids with big amps Sounding helpless in the void High society vamps and ex-heavyweight champs Mistaking soot for soil So, break me now big mama As Old Faithful breaks the day Believe me, my good Linda Let the aurora shine the way Oh, the confederacy's, she's in my name now And the hounds are held at bay Oh, the axis needs a stronger arm Do you feel your muscle play The door step blanket weaver Oh, Madonna pushes bells From house to house, I see her Giving last kisses and wishing well To every gypsy mystic and hero That all the babies might find a place Who've been lost to true fathers and mothers On their time travels deep in space Now the sons return for fathers But the fathers are all gone And the lost souls search for saviors But saviors don't last long Those aimless, quest less renegade brats Who live their lives in song Run the length of a candle And in a good night whisper And a puff are gone So, break me now big mama As Old Faithful breaks the day Believe me, my good Linda Help is on the way Oh, the confederacy's, she's in my name now And the hounds are held at bay Oh, the axis needs a stronger arm I can feel my muscles play The missions are filled with hermits looking for a friend The terraces are filled with cat men looking for a way in And orphans abandoned on silver mountains Or junked in celestial alleyways Wait for that old tramp dog man Moses 'Cause he takes in all the strays He told me don't grow on empty legends, boy Or lonely cradle songs 'Cause Billy the Kid was just a bowery boy who made a living twirling his gun And this night, she'll be long and lanky And she'll speak in a mother tongue And then he lullabyed the refugees With an amplifier's hum So, break me now big mama As Old Faithful breaks the day Believe me, my good Linda Help is on the way Oh, the confederacy's, she's in our name now And the hounds are held at bay The axis needs a stronger arm Do you feel your muscles play Do you feel your muscles play?
Spanish EyesLittle Christine We're takin' one more run Secret heart, when the time has begun Come to part And hey, you're the one And now we know My heart is sold And though we tried You took me with your spanish eyes Hey badlands Realise That someone else is yearning Special sunday night And baby there's time Time enough to cry With all our sad stories And all the bad that we've done And all the times we've rode on for glory And ... And you took me with your spanish eyes Stretch out baby And call your daddy home 'Cause I'm runnin' tonight Couldn't be all alone Yes I know how something died But baby it was just for kicks It was just for fun Even with all the bad that we done They can't say we didn't try And I fell for your Spanish eyes Saturday night special Waitin' in the sheets Oh come on Talk to me, my sweet And I'll try to make it complete this time Come close and let me dry your eyes Let me try to turn the lies And let me kiss your spanish eyes Let me kiss your spanish eyes Let me kiss your spanish eyes Let me kiss your spanish eyes Come here, baby
Street QueenShe's got high class, she rides around in a cut-down Shelby machine She's got eyes of certified plate glass and legs just like a limousine She come stocked with class, and to ride her you better be mean Oh, she's the baddest thing this town's ever seen Yeah, street queen Well, she got a turbine engine with maximum thrust She's got Cadillac hips, she's the best on the strip, she knows how to use clutch She comes on shiny and black, and to hit her you've got to be in touch Lord, she's the slickest thing this town's ever seen Oh, Street queen Now you can always tell when she's in town You can hear that engine roaring Everybody knows I wanted a queen to ride Says get in, and she takes you soaring Now the boys jump back as that engine unwinds And I'm glued to my seat as I watch the speedometer climb She moves so fast, she's almost obscene Street Queen Well, if you're going to come streaking down my street like an angel with Shelby wings If you're going to come streaking down my street, baby, like an angel with Shelby wings Well, you better watch out street queen, you're messing the king
SugarlandThey're grazin' the field Covered with tar Can't get a price To see my way clear I'm sitting down At the Sugarland Bar It might as well bury My body right here Tractors and combines Out in the cold Sheds piled high With the wheat we ain't sold Silos filled with Last year's crops If something don't break me We'll gonna drop Well my wife got another Coming in july She's just laid up in bed All she does is cries, cries, cries Tommy, oh Tommy I'm so alone Tommy, oh Tommy Oh! Won't you stay home Pa' don't say nothing Except when it rains He sits by the window Listening to the sound of passing trains Roaring out of the night Carrying an empty load We got a whole lot of grain That ain't got nowhere to go Well, if prices Don't get no higher I'll fill this dustbin with gas And set these fields on fire Sit out on a ridge Where the bluebirds fly And watch the flame rise up Against this sugarland sky
Talk To MeWell every night I see a light up in your window But every night you won't answer your door But although you won't ever let me in From the street I can see your silhouette sittin' close to him What must I do What does it take To get you to Talk to me Until the night is over Talk to me Well until the night is over, yeah yeah yeah I got a full week's pay And baby I've been working hard each day I'm not asking for the world you see I'm just asking girl Talk to me Well late at night I hear the music that you're playing soft and low Yes and late at night I see the two of you swayin', so close I don't understand darling what was my sin Why am I down here below while you're up there with him What did I do What did I say What must I pay To get you to Talk to me Until the night is over Talk to me Well until the night is over, yeah yeah yeah I got a full week's pay And baby I've been working hard each day I'm not asking for the world you see I'm just asking girl Talk to me Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah I don't understand darling what was my sin Why am I down here below while you're up there with him What did I do What did I say What must I pay To get you to Talk to me Until the night is over Talk to me Well until the night is over, yeah yeah yeah I got a full week's pay And baby I've been working hard each day I'm not asking for the world you see I'm down on my bended knees I'm just asking darling please won't you Talk to me
Taxi Cab (City at Night)Taxicab, taxicab at the light Won't you take me on a ride Through this city at night I got some money and I'm feelin' fine I ain't no hurry so just take your time Some people wanna die young and gloriously Well taxicab driver, hey that ain't me I got a cute little baby Down at 12th and Vine And she opens for business just about closin' time Ah hey hey, ah hey hey City at night, city at night I don't believe what I see in this street I don't know how they can take the heat Well baby I'm a liar, I'm a cheat And I don't care I got my money, I can't take my fare I'm ridin' tonight, I'm on my way C'mon baby... I can take it or live it, when it comes Got my baby by the light of the sun You know she brings it with her and then she comes Hey, hey, city at night Hey, hey, city at night Ride on
That's What You GetThe moonlight dances on her face I got my lips ???? I'm living the life of a lie It was for me, for me that she died That's what you get for loving me That's what you get for loving me That's what you get for loving me That's what you get for loving me ???? True Love, unhappiness I fall down on my knees and I cry It's my way of saying goodbye That's what you get for loving me That's what you get for loving me That's what you get for loving me That's what you get for loving me That's what you get for loving me The moonlight is ?? on the ?? As I ?? (into my ??) head And I, I'm gonna cry It's my way of saying goodbye That's what you get for loving me That's what you get for loving me That's what you get for loving me...
The Ballad of Self-Loading PistolFather, I have come. To tell you about somethin' I done. Well as the night reared its light head Into a baby's sun, We rolled down into the town From where the Black Throats come. And you know there was a robb'ry. There was a hold-up. Ooh, there was a shoot-out. And there was a killin'. And there's blood on my hands. Today I killed a man. Well now, sister, you know me well. And you ask me well, how it was I felt. Well, she had an appetite for lovin' Only a fadin' beauty could posses. She knew just what she wanted And she wouldn't take less. I figured it was a small town. It was at sundown. It was just a small crowd of people around. Oh! But he wouldn't put his guns down. No, he wouldn't put his guns down. Oh, he wouldn't put his guns down. Now his blood's on my hands. Today I killed a man. And, papa, you showed me the beauty of buckshot. Well, that song a bullet sings as she whistles. And showed me the story of the self-loading pistol. Well now, father, I have come. To tell you about somethin' I done. He had a widow, runnin' through town screamin'. He had a brother, and his tears were streamin'. Now I'm movin' on the border With a rifle on my shoulder. 'Cuz, daddy, you showed me the beauty of buckshot. The love song a bullet sings as she whistles. And showed me the glory of the self-loading pistol. And I just come to tell ya, That it don't hurt no more. No, it don't hurt no more, 'Cuz your son, he's an outlaw. Oh, your son, he's an outlaw. Yes, your son, he's an outlaw. Oh, your son, he's an outlaw. Now, your son, he's an outlaw. Oh, your son, he's an outlaw. And this blood feels good on my hands. Today I killed a man.
The Ballad of the Architect AngelThe architect angel held the Juda ranch. Just a dirty mile down on the borderline. Where he mastered blastin' and hustled young cattle for slaughter And dated Juda's daughter. From the cellar aways to the attics and all across the plains Broke electric static of religious strain, And though he was never an addict, he wore scars on his veins. Like a young girl holds her first pimp, he held his Bible in. From desert bars and church bazaars, the hunger slowly came With vulgar faces from vulgar places lookin' for a game. Well, ivory gun handles and chamber grease And souped-up hydroplanes. The bullets burn from TV silver, bearin' great cowboys' names. Now with 14 inches of gun barrel, smokin' from the lid, Spurs on straight black bootheels, he said "They call me the Brooklyn Kid." And in his lonely Zenith nightmares, well that's just what they did. Oh, how he played out his scenes, loaded on dreams. Well, his holster slung low like a hot kid-sister Tied back to his leg like he gonna do. He was stompin' the step he called the Quickman Twister. His six-guns were pumpin' through. His tongue hung low like sawdust scrapin' across the plains. He crawled up outside the Juda Ranch. And started callin' the angel names. And now the architect angel stood, in one hand a staff, the other a gun. He held the staff high in the wind. The gun was like a piece in the sun. He started howlin' like a monsoon wind. Drew fast. The job was done. At night the moon stretched tight light 'cross the plains, As real cowboys sat around real campfire flames, And the county wolf called as if to explain to his son The way the West was won. The West was finally won. The way the West was won.
The Fast SongThe night rushes in through the door Kids running across the floor Those guys aim it'll tear this town down And blow it into the sea Man that's alright with me 'Cause I don't care anymore She, she who is everything The fever that she brings She's got everything And I've got caught Wasting my life so bad Just looking for the facts Sometimes I Feel like I'm walking dazed The blood rushes in my veins I can hear it flow She lives in a world of dreams come true But she don't know like I do Not like I do 'Cause I was nothing Over and over again Alone when the nights roll in, without her She's a miracle in diamond rings She has men who bring her anything she wants But they don't see That what she wants is me Oh and I want her so I'll never let her go Me, walking in the room Alone when the nights roll in Without her, without her, without her
The Price You Pay (Alt. Lyrics) *You make up your mind, you choose the chance you take You ride to where the highway ends and the desert breaks Out on to an open road you ride until the day You learn to sleep at nigth with the price you pay Now with their hands held high, they reached out for the open skies And in one last breath they built the roads they'd ride to their death Driving on through the night, unable to break away From the restless pull of the price you pay (Chorus) Oh, the price you pay, oh, the price you pay Now you can't walk away from the price you pay Some say forget the past Some say dont't look back But for every breath you take You leave a track And though it don't seem fair For every smile that breaks A tear must fall somewhere Oh the price you pay (Chorus) Little girl down on the strand With that pretty little baby in your hands Do you remember the story of the promised land How he crossed the desert sands And could not enter the chosen land On the banks of the river he stayed To face the price you pay So let the game start, you better run you little wild heart You can run through all the nights and all the days But just across the county line, a stranger passing through put up a sign That counts the man fallen away to the price you pay, and girl before the end of the day, I'm gonna tear it down and throw it away * La strofa tradotta in corsivo è diffrente da quella comparsa su The River. Questa versione alternativa è stata usata durante i concerti del River Tour 1980. E' stata anche registrata in studio, ma le è stata preferita la versione ufficiale.
The HitterCome to the door ma and unlock the chain. Well I was just passin' through and got caught in the rain. There's nothing that I want, nothin' that you need say. Just let me lie down a while and I'll be on my way. I was no more than a kid when you put me on the Southern Queen. With the police on my back I fled to New Orleans. Well I fought in the dockyards for the the money that I made. And the fight was my home and any blood was my trade. Baton Rouge, Ponchatoula, and Lafayette town. They payed me the moon, ma, to knock the man down. Well I did what I did, yeah it come easily. For as know ma, restraint and mercy were always strangers to me. I fought champion Jack Thompson in a field full of mud. Rain poured through the tent canvas and mixed with our blood. In the twelfth, slipped my tounge over my broken jaw. And I pounded his body into the floor. Well the bell rang and rang and still I kept on. 'Til I felt my glove leather slip 'tween his skin and bone. And the women and the money came fast and the days I lost track. The women red, the money green, but the numbers were black. I fought for the men in their silk suits to lay down their bets. Well I took my good share, ma, I have no regrets. I took the fixed staid hombre with Big Diamond Don. Well from high in the rafters I watched myself fall. He raised his arms, stomach twisted, and the sky it went black. I stuffed my bag with their good money, ma, and never looked back. Understand me and my, every man plays the game. Well if you know anyone There Never will be anyone for me but you Princess Di did find another man Prince Charles may want to live In another woman's underpants I know what he feels like I'v been there too But there will never be any other for me but you Will Elizabeth Taylor get married again? buddy that's the question Poor Larry Fertenski busted on his harly for illegal weapons possession I'v been that down, I'v been that crazy I'v been that much of a fool But there will never be any other for me but you Man a love that's real Is a love that's hard Like a pit bull on your ass In a very small backyard A love that's hard Can be a love that's true But there will never be any other for me but you Elvis and Priscilla Jim Baker and Tammy Fay Donald and Ivana once swore their love forever and a day I said those words Ya I meant 'em too But I swear there will never be any other for me but you no, Baby there will never be any other for me but you
The KlansmanTesto Fornito da Andrea Boido. Word of the trouble spread around One day a man came to my town I was in the kitchen when my Pa let him in He shook my hand, said, "The Klan's your friend" Was a meetin' at Lyle Stanton's house On the Jefferson Highway Some, they did not listen Some did not turn away Said, "When the holy rain of fire Comes tumblin' from above It'll be a Klansman Who stands for the land he loves" Look away, look away now I was ten years old when my Pa said, Son, some day you will see When you grow to wear the robes Like your brother and me When the war between the races Leaves us in a fiery [dream] It'll be a Klansman Who will wipe this country clean This, son, is my dream"
There Will Never Be Anyone For Me But YouPrincess Di did find another man Prince Charles may want to live in another woman's underpants I know what he feels like I'v been there too but there will never be any other for me but you Will Elizabeth Taylor get married again? buddy that's the question Poor Larry Fertenski busted on his harly for illegal weapons possession I'v been that down, I'v been that crazy I'v been that much of a fool But there will never be any other for me but you Man a love that's real is a love that's hard like a pit bull on your ass in a very small backyard a love that's hard can be a love that's true but there will never be any other for me but you Elvis and Priscilla Jim Baker and Tammy Fay Donald and Ivana once swore their love forever and a day I said those words ya I meant 'em too but I swear there will never be any other for me but you no, baby there will never be any other for me but you
The WayThe way your heart beats when I hold you tight The way you sigh when we kiss goodnight The way the wind blows through the trees Well hey, that's the way you belong to me The way you warm me baby when I'm cold The way you make me want you body and soul The way the rivers run to the sea Well hey, that's the way you belong to me The way you soothe me when I'm in pain The way you make the blood rush in my veins The way the winds rush through the trees Well hey, that's the way you belong to me When I lose faith you take my hand The way you make me feel like I'm a man The way the sun belongs to the sea Well hey, that's the way you belong to me The way you make me feel like I belong And if I could girl though I know it'd be wrong I'd lock you deep inside 'till the last rains fall And hide you from the emptiness of it all Sometimes at night I lie awake I pull you close and feel each breath you take The way the rivers belong to the seas Well hey, that's the way you belong to me Well hey, that's the way you belong to me
The WordWell you flash your tongue like diamonds You tied me to your wildcat schemes And you forced me into a power dive And left your mark on my jeans And I hear the word on your soldiers And I hear the word on Jesus too I heard the word on the country But I never heard the word on you Your love was like a machine gun I wore your bugle in my belt And I was your kid glove lover All the cards were yours You always dealt And I stood before your soapbox Noiseless and shoeless Playing my pantry boy's games You had your hands raised up to the sky Shouting Oh Sunday deity Oh Big Daddy Longlegs Come down and bless your sister please You were shoutin' orders about the construction Going on down the highway You were namin' names, blamin' blames And you blamed me You wore your heart like a challenge Far and apart for anyone who came Open and wide like the river With rocks on both sides to keep the water tame But I heard the word on your high tides And I felt the pain when I tried To rip your flood gates wide And pull your body on over to my side Where we both could hide But you heard about the freedom ride And you heard about the Highway Crew Who could cut the light a little bit faster than you So you left me just your shoes And I hear the word on Jesus And I hear the word on his marching troop And I hear the word on the country But I never heard the word on you
Tiger RoseTiger Rose let me read some prose to you just as long as it shows my love any verse will do Honey, I could make you happy if you'd only let me, heaven knows My my Tiger Rose I went to work this morning on the local commuter train (or maybe locomotive train) Stopped back early and I peeked through the window pane There was a man eating from my refrigerator dressed up in my clothes Why why Tiger Rose? Called out your name and I kicked down the front door I grabbed him by my robe and I wrastled him across the floor I told you you weren't any better than all those other so and so's Said he wasn't any different than a thousand other Joe Blows Love disappears so quickly, when it goes it goes Why why Tiger Rose? Bye Bye Tiger Rose So long Tiger, I'm out of here baby
TonightEvery day I [can't believe] I wanna be around you Gotta gotta gotta gotta be, I wanna be with you What I want ... baby, ... But god, I just can't stop and let you go And I can't leave you Tonight! All I wanna do is kiss your lips Tonight! All I ...fingertips Tonight! ... Tonight tonight tonight tonight tonight Woah, tonight. ... Come on come on come on come back, baby, ... And I've got ... Well I ... When I ... And I... Tonight! Tonight! All I wanna do is kiss your lips Tonight! Tonight! Tonight tonight tonight tonight tonight Woah, tonight
Vibes ManVibes man in the alley, play me your spitball serenade Any deeper blue, and you'll be playing in your grave Save your notes, spend 'em on your blues boy Help your darling, yearling blues boy Hit the church note ringing Vibes man sting a trash man Hear your junk man singing Fish Lady, don't you bake them tenement walls Don't take corner boys because they're too easy You were born black and blue You didn't have to wait for somebody to hit you Take my arm, I'll move with you down Broadway Take my arm, oh honey, I'll walk with you down Broadway I'm a young man, and I'll be proud And I can talk real loud And I'm from out of town, too Won't you come home with me Won't you come home with me But no, cause she won't take a train No, she won't take that train She won't take a train No, she won't take that train Cause she's afraid those tracks are going to slow her down And when she turns around, I'm going to be gone Like the notes in any man's song
VietnamThe runway rushed up at me, I felt the wheels touch down Stood out on the blacktop, and took a taxi into town Got off down on Main Street, to see what I recognized All I seen was strange faces, watchin' a stranger passin' by Vietnam, Vietnam, I don't man Back in Vietnam Went for my job back at the factory... down at the factory The only thing I heard from the man at the desk Is, "Son, understand if it was up to me." 'Bout half the town's out of work Ain't nothin' for you here From the assembly line to the front-line But I guess you didn't hear You died in Vietnam, you died in Vietnam Now don't you understand, you died in Vietnam Drive down me neighborhood See the flags out on the porch So I went to see my old baby Down at First and Grand Her mama told me she ran off With a singer in a rock 'n' roll band I can see me passin' by You died in Vietnam, you died in Vietnam Boy, don't you understand, you died in Vietnam Take 2 The runway rushed up at me, I felt the wheels hit down I stood out on the blacktop, and took a taxi into town Got off down on Main Street, to see what I could see All I seen was strangers, watchin' a stranger pass by And no-one was stranger than me All I seen was strangers, watchin' a stranger pass by And that stranger was me Vietnam, Vietnam, oh-no man Vietnam Went to see my baby, down on First and Grand To tell her I'd come home from away in Vietnam Her mama came to the door and told me... Her mama told me she ran away With a singer in a rock 'n' roll band She said, "I'm sorry son, but we understand..." You died in Vietnam, you died in Vietnam Now don't you understand, you died in Vietnam
Visitation at Fort HornBehind the walls, where heat lightning falls On five-starred map-faced princes The buffalo man shoots at tin cans Turns and shouts 'Children, blow your bridges' In death row halls, where dust men stall For time's an enemy and a friend At night, jackals crawl from the cracks in the walls The salvation is never spoken Morning sickness breaks the garrison gates The cavalry cries for treason The soldier strokes his pony And goes to shine the Captain's sword In this young boy's eyes lie reason But then the Sergeant burst in, says "Captain, I caught a prisoner, Captain. A prisoner, what ho? The Captain looks up and says, 'Let her go." 'But Captain, she commands the lightships that patrol the sea around the rainbow tips Whose bagpipes wail unbroken She haunts the night and the dawn and the light On her sounds and words, your cavalry's choking' The Captain says, 'Have no fear, boys, for what you hear Because danger can't be spoken' The war wind crackles and I hear the rustle of shackles From the stockade door bursts Merlin His eyes red and swollen, like they've been pushed into the sun His robe's aflame and burning He jumps a horse, tries to get away, but gets caught in his irons, Tangled in his irons, and he falls to the ground, his neck was broken His spirit rises high into the western sky The magician lies an empty token The sergeant walks over and kicks his body and says "Captain, he's dead, uh, I think he's dead, uh, what should we do with him?' The Captain says, 'Hang him.' For those live moments on this earth are well-spent And I can see his body sure well-bent It's his magic that must be broken And now night cradles low The penniless weed plays raw filth in the Captain's corner With anvils spread wide, the Captain glides Each blow to scare her, not hurt her She spits with truth at the Captain's boots But he holds his rage suspended The Sergeant comes stinking of soldiers' gin And cries 'Captain, the storm, she blows unending' Whoa, and the lightning cracked And the sky was hacked by dagger rain It was torn, and the yard was charged into a raging sea And the Captain ran crazily For the first time in his life, in the Captain's heart, fear was born So the Captain storms out on the stoop Panics when he sees Merlin's hung body stretched by the neck Silhouetted on his door The sergeant screams 'Captain, look high, look to the sky Some whirling, swirling emission' The Captain falls to his knees, crying silent pleas Because he knows, he knows, And he thinks to himself, 'A magician'
Waitin' on the End of the WorldFor one deadly love like a disease I came to you crawlin' on my knees Your eyes filled with rain I can feel poison runnin' through my veins I'm waitin' I'm waitin' I'm waitin' Waitin' on the end of the world For one deadly kiss what would we give Your skin tremblin' neath my fingertips All I know is someday For love, baby, everybody pays I'm waitin' We hide from the truth in our hearts Like one look and everythin' falls apart Here in your arms, soft decay I can feel myself wastin' away Will you meet me in the hall Where light scatters and darkness falls Here in this feast of friends To break and begin again I'm waitin'
Walking Through MidnightWell I've been walking through midnight And there's no trace of dawn I'm stuck in this moonlight It's leading me on My body's on fire And I can't stand the pain This burning desire I feel once again Now I'm fighting with madness As I move down the street Surrounded by sadness I can't take this heat The streetlamps are glowing Like coals in the mist Their lights keep me moving I just can't resist Now there's peace in this valley But none in my mind Like a drunk in an alley I'm stumbling blind With no destination At an unholy speed I must keep on moving Try to walk off this need
White TownIt's midnight down in sector two Little girl walkin' dressed in innocence and cool Only fourteen and dressed up for the score Hold that breath now boy, he(?) She dances, baby, to the beat Of breaking glass and running feet Down in White Town Down in White Town Down in White Town Oh, she comes home from work and grabs something to eat Turn the corner and walks down her street In a row of houses, chic, shiny and dirty and grey Disappears like the scenery in another man's play And as she dances, oh, to the beat Oh the trooper stickin' dresses for the number on the sheet Down in White Town Down in White Town Down in White Town Down in White Town Yeah, Mr. Outside, you're walkin' so free If you turn your eyes so you don't see You act like you're the hand turns the key And you become the hand that turns the key And no matter how I try I cannot understand The way that they will turn a man Into a stranger in his own land Down in White Town (repeat to fade)
Wild Kisses (I'm Gonna Treat You Right)Well, mister, you see that girl walking down the street That little girl, she used to turn 'em on Wild kisses and a heart that's oh-so-sweet In the middle of the night. And now, wild kisses [wouldn't] seem to settle down Afraid to get my feet back on the ground ... I'm gonna meet her tonight And now my wild world's tumblin' and dancin'??? true romancin' ... Listen to me, baby I wanna celebrate my dream, girl I don' wan' no lonely dream, babe I wanna give everything to my little baby tonight I gotta... on the track What she gives me -my god- she break my back Wild kisses in the morning [Wendy] gives me a ... to go on? And now... like dancin' ...true romancin' Why won't you... heart.. to try? Listen to me, baby I want to ..., girl I want to... I want to... [bridge] I don't want... Listen to my heart, girl I know... Mister, see that girl walkin' down the street Well that girl, she used to drive me wild Wild kisses... ...meet her tonight Wild kisses and
Wings For Wheels (Thunder Road)The screen door slams, Christine's (Angelina's) dress waves Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays Roy Orbison singing for the lonely (Hey) that's me (babe) and I want you only Don't turn me home again I just can't face myself alone (in that mirror) again tonight Don't run back inside, you know just what I'm here for So you're scared and you're thinking That maybe you (we) ain't that young anymore Show a little faith (well woman) there's magic in the night You ain't a beauty but hey (baby, ah) you're alright And that's alright with me This 4/4 she's gonna overheat Make up your mind girl I gotta get her back out on the street I know you're lonely like me so baby don't try and fake it I'm no prince and I can't lay the stars at your feet But I got this old car and she's pretty tough to beat There's plenty of room in my front seat, baby if you wanna take it Oh roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair It's like the rushing touch, the dirty wings them highway Angels wear Well tonight we're gonna find out how it feels I'm gonna trade in your wings - for wheels Climb in back, heaven's waiting down on the tracks Ah, mama, come take my hand (Well now try hard Chrissie to understand) We're gonna ride all the way to the promised land Oh I'm gonna dance all the way, dance all the way (Babe if you're born with nothing in your hands Hey it's your only chance) Well I don't know but baby I've been told There's something waiting for us, down that dirty road Oh take a chance, take a chance, take a chance (Oh I wish you would come So leave what you've lost, leave what's grown old on Thunder Road) Well now I bought this guitar and I learned how to make it talk I got my car parked out back if you're ready to take that long walk From your front porch to my front seat Well I think we could take it all babe, just you and me Climb in back baby, the ride's for free Oh come take my hand, we're gonna ride all the way to the promised land We'll dance all the way Oh baby I don't know but I've been told There's something waiting for us, down that dirty road If we take our chance, take our chance Now the season's over and I feel it getting cold I wish I could take you to some sandy beach where we'd never grow old Ah but baby you know that's just jive But tonight's bustin' open and I'm alive Oh do (baby) whay you can to make me feel like a man But this 4/4/2's gonna overheat Make up your mind girl, I gotta get her back out on the street I know you're lonely like me, oh so don't fake it And maybe I can't lay the stars at your feet But I got this old car and she's pretty tough to beat There's plenty of room in my front seat Oh if you think you can make it, climb in (So Christine climb in) This is town full of losers and baby I was born to win
Winter SongFrom their northeast source the sour wind roars Bear gifts fresh from the valley waters. Hallow echoes strip Pennsylvania mountain walls With their corsets and their old Betsy ruffle And their slips with pearly white. They stand bulging up against the screen door, A banshee "Good night." Summer's sweet and she brings me water, But give me Winter, that old icy whore. While Summer lies meek and follows orders, Winter cries "Me!" and pulls you through the door. The limp milk tramp cries metal-flake tears. They drip like honey down
momma's leg. You lay watchin' them off. Eat a hole in his cloth. He'll ask, but he don't beg. Said I'd like to the mademoiselle Who holds the keys to all these doors around the waist And rings the bell. Summer's sweet and she brings me water, But give me Winter, that old icy whore. Summer lies meek and follows orders, Winter cries "Me!" and pulls you through the door. With scufflin' sound, the knot-voiced matron makes her rounds, Knockin' on each and every door. With a look like white heat, she sways, salty, sweet And leads me 'cross her Persian floor. She squeeze' my hand and before her I stood. I was scared. It was dark, but it was good. Summer's sweet and she brings me water, But give me Winter, that old icy whore. While Summer lies meek and follows orders, Winter cries "Me!" and pulls me through her door.
You Mean so Much to MeWell, she comes to me like a childhood soul Or an old time friend I ain't seen so long When she sings to me, it's like a loving song She can be so sweet, she don't do me no wrong You mean so much to me, baby You know you drive me crazy You mean so much to me, baby I want you for my girl Well, sometimes she's like a baby playing with a toy, Then she's so much woman she makes me feel like a little boy And when she comes to me, and she's all alone, And she cries: "Oh daddy, oh Daddy make me strong!" That's when she means so much to me baby, You know you drive me crazy You mean so much to me, baby I want you for my girl
Your LoveShe promises to be yours forever and always And you're too young to know it don't work out that way When she kisses you and your heart skips And you're ten feet off the ground Soon you'll be crying and that when you'll have found That Your love is gonna let you down, boy Your love is gonna let you down Your love is gonna let you down, boy Your love is gonna let you down Well it's kisses and sweet talk When she first starts coming round But soon tears start falling down You say every day she makes your dreams come true But soon those very dreams will be the death of you Well Your love is gonna let you down, boy Your love is gonna let you down Your love is gonna let you down, boy Your love is gonna let you down No cold denials, no-one really lied It was time spent, promise implied And suddenly you see something new in her eyes And in that moment you realize Lately you've been walking the streets at night Like an empty shadow in the morning light Like an empty shadow that's suddenly found That your love is gonna let you down Your love is gonna let you down, boy Your love is gonna let you down Your love is gonna let you down, boy Your love is gonna let you down