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Chris Rea

Chris Rea


* Chris Rea. The (Almost) Complete Lyrics *


(C) 1974-1994 Magnet Records This collection of Chris Rea's lyrics is not intended to be in any way totally comprehensive. At this moment it contains about 170 songs, and I know Mr Rea has written at least twenty songs not listed in this book. Therefore I would be thankful for all contributions of lyrics for a complemented version of this book. The songs are organised alphabetically according to their title. There has been a few problems with this since some songs have different titles depending on where you look. For example, 'Do it for your love' is the same song as 'I will do it for your love'. In cases like this I have chosen the title which is used most often. The songs are arranged according to the WHOLE title; you see 'The road to hell' instead of 'Road to hell'. Also, the lyrics aren't always totally correct. In some cases this is due to differences in what is printed on the sleeve and what Mr Rea sings. In others it's because I haven't had all lyrics at hand. You can notice the latter in song which appear only on B-sides of singles. At the moment there are about 175 songs in this file. Miro Wikgren March 1996

1975


Instrumental

90's blues


Well I look out of my window I see the morning cold and grey I look out of my window I see the morning cold and grey I told you so many years ago They're all gonna end up, end up this way Well the fat man took my money And the daughter won't give it back The fat man took my money Sons and daughters won't give it back Put my family out on the street Put my marriage on the rack Well they steal your water And if you want some you got to pay The greenies point their fingers The people know better they don't listen what they say They live in fear and frustration Oh their crappy lives why should they give a toss anyway Nineties blues Nineties blues Nineties blues

Ace of hearts


Could this be true Could this be me The one who kept himself so high and free Caught up in the highest game of all And all my defences tumble and fall Only the ace of hearts can save now I wake in early hours and call your name It's your face I see pressed up against my window pane And suddenly I realise As the tears start to fall like rain from the sky Only the ace of hearts can save me now Said only the ace of hearts can save me now Ace of hearts tell me what's this game we're playing Ace of hearts it's all down to you I'm lost, lost like a child in a strange dream Open your doors and pull me Pull me trough And I'm flying like the wind in the dead of night Flying so high searching for those landing lights I've never been this high before But darling all I need is your love more and more And only the ace of hearts can save me now

All summer long


All summer long we were happy we were one We didn't think of an ending to our play All summer long nights of wine, days of song It couldn't last, our ageing sun had to go I will always remember you Watching the waves in the wind The beach dogs hiding from the rain Suddenly my colours have turned to grey Will I ever see your face again And all winter long I will walk my lonely road Waiting for you and your return I will always remember you

And when she smiles


Instrumental

And you my love


I do not sleep tonight I may not ever The sins of the past have come See how they sit down together Outside my window Outside my door And I know the reason they've all come here for You my love My sweet, sweet love Is what it's all because of Surrender is easy I know you do me no harm But your innocence haunts me The most fatal of charms Oh I must have done some wrong On a dark and distant day For I know full and well tonight This is how that I must pay And you my love My sweet, sweet love Is what it's all because of You my love My sweet, sweet love Is what it's all because of

Auberge


On the hard fast train On the road to gain Something gets right through to your telling bone There's a sudden itch An electric twitch Sometimes I swear this body's got a mind of it's own This is the naked truth This is the light There's only one place left to go Auberge You meet the silent type On a windy trail With a shiny cloak and an unseen silver dagger You can talk till you ache Give yourself one more break You can tell by the look on his face that it just doesn't matter This is the naked truth This is the light There's only one place left to go Auberge Give me a weekend Give me a day Don't like what I'm seeing though I hear what you say Think with a dagger And you'll die on your knees Begging for mercy Singing please mister please This is the naked truth This is the light There's only one place left to go Auberge

Auf immer und ewig


No sunny day, no sky of blue Just a pale moon on the wings of the wind No diamond rings, no pretty dreams Two people caught in chains of each other And there was no other way This was how it was to be The flame will haunt you constantly There'll never be a day Auf immer und ewig? Auf immer und ewig?

Because of you


I used to hang my head down low Never knowing which way I was going My life was getting close to the edge And I knew that it was showing Because of you I can stand and hold my head up high Because of you I feel free and yet I don't know why Each morning is a spring time song With the sun up in the sky The sadness that is on your face Helped me to realise I owe each day I have to you And I'll pay you back some day You're reading me like a book But I really would like to say Because of you I can stand and hold my head up high Because of you I feel free and yet I don't know why Yes I do, it's you And I'll pay you back some day Because of you I have finally found my way

Between the devil and the deep blue sea


Between the devil and the deep blue sea Everywhere I turn it's got a hold on me Between the devil and the deep blue sea Everywhere I run it won't let me be Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea Between the devil and the deep blue sea Can somebody somebody somebody help me please Between the thunder and the driving rain Could I ever be, be the same again Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea Holding on Waiting for some good luck to come Come my way, set me free It's that old boy himself and he always knew Sooner or later If you don't say what's true you'll end in chains And you'll always be Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea

Black dog


Black dog barking in the cold grey light He pulls the chain and he pulls it tight This ain't no lonesome wail that boy ain't faking He bites the steel and he claws the ground He pulls again and he spins around His eyes are raging and his burning lungs are steaming He wanna walk in the sun Feel love like anyone No one knows that black dog better than I I said no one knows that black dog better than I When I see his running I can see me Teeth in the collar and he's tearing it free Spit out the leather and the cold studs that kept you from singing Run till you're bleeding run till you're hot till the memory of all this you've long since forgot Run till forever till the bells of your freedom are ringing He wanna walk in the sun Feel love like anyone No one knows that black dog better than I I said no one knows that black dog better than I

Bless them all


Instrumental

Bombollini


Sing a song of love to me Sing out, sing out She's the one who made me free Sing out, sing out 'Cos she made me smile And she made me love Oh she made me laugh And she made me dance Bombo! Little pearl inside the shell Come out, come out From deep down in my wishing well Sing out, sing out 'Cos you made me smile And you made me love And you made me laugh And you made me dance Bombo!

Boom boom


Take a look what's be going on behind me I swear to God this ain't no making of my own That stupid cupid arrow Lost for years and never found me Now she's dancing on my history And she drives the dagger home 'Cos when I see that angel walking past my window When I see that angel walking past my door I know what this tired old heart's been waiting, waiting for Boom boom Boom boom And I can't win There ain't no us denying So many years of experience Tell me it's so That stupid cupid arrow Lost for years and never found me Now she's dancing on my history And she drives the dagger home 'Cos when I see that angel walking past my window When I see that angel walking past my door I know what this tired old heart's been waiting, waiting for Boom boom Boom boom

Bows and bangles


Born and raised in wilderness Of suburban shops and schools How she tried and tried to be satisfied With a job on the typing pool She hated the smell of carbon paper The office so smoky and dry How she longed for the day she would make her get away And say her last goodbye Bows and bangles on her fingers And silver bells on her toes That lady has music where she wonders That lady has music where she goes Married a guy with prospects And so became his wife And that my friend is the end of the story 'Cos that was the rest of his life She could have been a movie star She could have made the scene Right or wrong she still hangs on Each night to her favourite dream Bows and bangles on her fingers And silver bells on her toes That lady has music where she wonders That lady has music where she goes

Candles


Faith for reasons still unknown Like 'Bleak House fog' seems everywhere The truth has frozen into stone And hope lies freezing in the midnight air Though dark our days may seem This is a different dream Their freedom light don't shine at all So I will light a candle for you Keep it burning in the night And pray that you are all right I will light a candle for you Little candle burning bright When school yard heroes disappeared The little girl, she stands alone Oh I believe you if you say A prayer can help to get her home So I will light a candle for you Keep it burning in the night And pray that you are all right I will light a candle for you Little candle burning bright

Cenotaph / Letter from Amsterdam


Snow hard up against my doorway And it's falling twice as fast Funny I was just thinking of you my friend How long you were gonna last Driving those blizzards cross Europe Snow chains on you back 64 feet of mobile thunder, leaving a ten wheel track It's good to hear from you, go easy when you can My day is better for your letter from Amsterdam I stand alone by the Cenotaph Where the unknown soldier lies And it's somewhere out there that you are This freedom angel died To save us from depression Today I look around, boys our age and younger I fear we let them down It's good to hear from you, go easy when you can My day is better for your letter from Amsterdam The town square's disappearing It drifts up to my knees Midnight silence deafening And my feet begin to freeze Is it because we don't remember? We cannot understand? But me and the unknown soldier Got your letter from Amsterdam

Chisel hill


Misty eyes on a misty day Come across a place like this along your way You walk straight in to that sweet and tender trap And you know you're lost and found And there ain't no going back Spend the rest of your days playing all the hardest games Just to get back to that place again And memories oh how they stick to you You know there ain't a thing, not a single thing you can do On Chisel hill I've been ten thousand miles from this place and seen it I swear I've woke up happy thinking that I was there It's the place I love, it's where I wanna be And I won't give up until I get to see A little something in there to call my own Pass the time of day and head off home The evening shadows on the dry stone walls The night draws in and the ale house calls And happy I will be When the road goes no further than what I see When past here it's nowhere to go And I ain't gonna give up until I get see Those angel eyes looking up at me The prince of peace and time is standing still On Chisel hill

Crack that mould


You got to break the back of the mould you were made in Crack the shell, that's how it's got to be Nothing for certain, ain't no way of knowing Only believe in things that you see Flow with the river, run with the tide Mix with your brother, 'cos he's right by your side Crack that mould Little pretty chicken you can't stay in there forever Now there ain't no such thing as only one kind of weather You got to bend, learn, take the rough with the smooth Understand everything Crack that mould Now there ain't no such thing as only one kind of weather Pick up them shoes, go running down that road You know that precondition is such a heavy load You got to live love, put down that written word Crack that mould Now there ain't no such thing as only one kind of weather

Curse of the traveller


On the restless road to nowhere There's no certain peace it seems Desire to keep on moving till the river of dreams Is it just because someone told you Is it just because you found Old freedom feels uneasy when duty is around When allegiance asks the questions Old freedom twists and turns And chokes on codes of honour On the sword of no return And it's the curse of the traveller The curse of the traveller Got a hold of me And it won't let you be And in sleepless nights You'll call her name And feel loneliness cold to the bone And when the daylight breaks This old tired heart aches To be such a long way, such a long way from home And you long for the harbourlights But you'll never be free Of the craving for refuge And the call of the sea Always wanting to sell up But always needing to buy So till the road leads to somewhere And that river runs dry It's the curse of the traveller Ain't gonna let you be The curse of the traveller And it sure got a hold of me

Dance! (don't think)


Sometimes I think I go insane So what's a boy supposed to do Working just to pay my way But baby when the day is through Just wanna have a good time Hey! I've got my shoe, shoes shined I'm gonna dance, dance, dance Walking down the city street They don't like the kind of stuff I play But feel that bass beneath your feet Man don't take my only life away Just wanna have a good time Hey! I've got my shoe, shoes shined I'm gonna dance, dance, dance I'm scared when I wake up sometimes it gets so fast I want it high and higher but it never lasts And all I have starts Friday night with my first drink Don't tell me, don't say anything, don't wanna think Just wanna dance

Dancing girls


It's all become a fantasy She sits and reads about Tiffany's I moan all day about the state of the world And the sun beats down Her book if full of pastel shades Filigree Femmes in lusts of jade While all around the bullets flew And the sun beats down Oh heavy heart, as deep as the endless sea A thought for every fish, why don't you let them be Your book's so frivol, but I'm tired of mine Show me some Make me laugh and make me sing Dancing girls Make me laugh and make me sing Dancing girls So many years but nothing's changed We curse the fire but we still feed it's flames My cards repeating the same sad song Why don't you put them down? Tonight is young, as young as she needs to be There's room for love, as much as there needs to be Show me a drink, show me a smile Show me some Make me laugh and make me sing Dancing girls Make me laugh and make me sing Dancing girls

Dancing shoes


Could have been a long hot summer night When all the stars were shining bright Against the blue Could have been that famous decade scene Top hats and tails, spinning 'round the room And all I remember is not wanting the music to end And all I remember is feeling a need that I could not hide Don't take away those dancing shoes Don't take away those dancing shoes Don't take away that boy's dancing shoes And ever since that very night I found me a guiding light, light the way To turn off the music is to turn off the light in my soul So just let it shine mister One more time for me and my babe Don't take away those dancing shoes Without the rhythm you got the blues Don't take away those dancing shoes Don't take away that boy's dancing shoes

Dancing with Charlie


Charlie was a loser till that sunny day No-one saw him leaving as he sailed away Treated like a sinner, no-one gave a damn Till Charlie threw two sixes Now he's got them in his hand Now they're waiting in line to go dancing with Charlie They wanna be seen dancing with Charlie No-one seems to know how No-one seems to care Doesn't really matter just as long as you are there Party in the moonlight, free drinks at the bar You can bet what's in your pocket that Charlie won't be far Now they're waiting in line to go dancing with Charlie They wanna be seen dancing with Charlie Charlie bought a jet plane, Charlie rides the sky Friends appear from nowhere, Charlie gets them high Big D was a gambler with everything to lose Charlie didn't have anything So he didn't have to choose And they're waiting in line to go dancing with Charlie They wanna be seen dancing with Charlie And they're standing in line to go dancing with Charlie They wanna be seen dancing with Charlie

Danielle's breakfast


Instrumental

Daytona


Diamond dream when the sun don't shine I close my eyes to see Twelve wild horses in silver chains Calling out to me Oh Daytona Shine your light on me Oh Daytona Shine your light on me Now she ain't easy so you take good care Or she will scream down on your lust She can please you like no other Or she can leave you eating dust Oh Daytona Shine your light on me Burning passion heat my day Let me sit inside your wonder Cloudless daydream, oh dance of dances To have tamed the sound of thunder Oh Daytona Shine your light on me Oh Daytona Shine your light on me

Deep water


All change on then merry go line Everybody looking for a sign Jumping up and down when the switch goes on Nobody knows where it's coming from I'm here watching, keeping well away Oh I'm gonna live it in my own way Singing no mister, not me I'm staying here with guys on free In deep water I see a captain on a distant shore He's got a dream, he wants to make it law He's got my number, he's got a plan He try to get you any way he can Wants to own everything he sees While I'm here, well he ain't with me Singing no mister, no way I got my own deep water Deep, deep water

Deltics


Burlington Zephyrs and Kenworths that pass in the night Deltics and Steamers and F88's in full flight Old train take me back again To the one that I love Deltics

Diamonds


Oh getaway and don't come back Who do you think you're fooling with lies like that? You have dreams that set the rain on fire Burning with a cheap desire And it's plain as grey that what you say Have meanings of their own My love, she don't need diamonds My love's more than a sweet dream And she don't need diamonds She shakes her hip to the tambourine And she don't need diamonds If you can't love me for nothing They you can't love me at all And it's plain as grey that what you say Have meanings of their own We all got to dance, take a chance? But babe you should have stayed at home My love, my love, she don't need diamonds

Distant summers


Sweet serenade, in your shade May I rest Just for a while, won't stay long I'll do my best To help you help me to find some friends That I have lost Who lie in lands where memories And dreams are lost The breeze that blew around her hair that day The timeless dress that flowed in endless sway I almost touched her shoulder, she almost turned to face me A thousand distant summers... away

Do it for your love


Each single day I get up and make my way And it all comes into view It's like a part in a play You can turn it around in so many different ways But it's still the part you play And so to you I dedicate This role they have handed me And I will do it for your love Down in the street you can win or lose To that crazy beat But you'll never change the tune 'Cos the tune is the song And song is the game of life, we just come and go But we can laugh and we can bend Together though, me and you So I will do it for your love Look around, see that you see There's no sense in being so blue Now I've got to have a reason for seeing this out Other than seeing it through So I will do it for your love

Donahue's broken wheel


Instrumental

Don't want your best friend


She's got her independence in a hard fast way She's got me chasing shadows with everything I try to say Some say she's far too quick, some say she's slow to learn But all I know is she gave me love that left afterburn And its fire feeds me I'm hungry still So baby listen now, I'm at your will But I'm not a flower on your windowsill Don't want your best friend Don't need a Godsend Don't want your new trends I want you She's got a silver sabre with a diamond shine It's not an ego-trip just her frightened way To keep you blind Shadow dancing, nowhere fast You got to meet me half way Girl if it's gonna last I remember that first night I dream of it still I want that feeling and I want that thrill I've always loved you and I always will Take me home

Do you still dream?


Do you still dream of summer nights The endless roads between the distant lights Do you still find yourself On strange and long highways Drifting into unknown phase Do you still dream of summer days The sunlight dancing on white rolling waves The everlasting taste of innocent desire The atom splitting of its fire Do you still dream? Do you see that tunnel showing any sign of light Does fear still wake you in the night Do you still dream?

Driving home


I'm driving home for Christmas I can't wait to see those faces I'm driving home for Christmas Yea I'm moving down that line And it's been so long But I will be there I sing this song To pass the time away Driving in my car Christmas Gonna take some time Top to toe in tailbacks Got red lights on the run But soon there'll be a freeway My feet on holy ground So I sing for you Though you can't hear me When I get trough And feel you near me Driving in my car Driving home for Christmas With a thousand memories I take look at the driver next to me He's just the same Just the same Top to toe in tailbacks Got red lights on the run Driving home for Christmas, yea Get my feet on holy ground So I sing for you Though you can't hear me When I get trough And feel you near me Driving in my car Christmas Driving in my car Driving home for Christmas

Driving home for Christmas


I'm driving home for Christmas Oh, I can't wait to see those faces I'm driving home for Christmas, yea Well I'm moving down that line And it's been so long But I will be there I sing this song To pass the time away Driving in my car Driving home for Christmas It's gonna take some time But I'll get there Top to toe in tailbacks Oh, I got red lights on the run But soon there'll be a freeway Get my feet on holy ground So I sing for you Though you can't hear me When I get trough And feel you near me I am driving home for Christmas Driving home for Christmas With a thousand memories I take look at the driver next to me He's just the same Just the same Top to toe in tailbacks Oh, I got red lights on the run I'm driving home for Christmas, yea Get my feet on holy ground So I sing for you Though you can't hear me When I get trough And feel you near me Driving in my car Driving home for Christmas Driving home for Christmas With a thousand memories

Espresso logic


If you don't listen what the people say The people gonna have to take their own way You got to give the people what they need And only then will they begin to see There's a world that we don't know There's a world we never see Espresso I don't need this trouble, I don't need the grief I don't need to feel this pressure down on me Every day there's something we don't really need Stop, think, walk away and let it be Stop, think, walk away and let it be Espresso There's a world that we don't know There's a world we never see Espresso

Every beat of my heart


The daylight breaks, a picture show of endless takes And the music's coming through on the radio And I take my place, reluctantly I join the race It's not my fight, just trying to stay on my feet But oh there's one thing that gets to me It's that little girl she puts me down so easily In total absurd I'm saying these words With every beat of my heart, I will love you With every song, with every breath that you take I'll give you the moon and the sun, you're the only one Pleading love with every beat of my heart With every beat of my heart, I will love you With every song, with every breath that you take I'll give you the moon and the sun, you're the only one Pleading love with every beat of my heart Pleading love with every beat of my heart

Every second counts


Every second counts That's what he says Every second counts Every single day All through the night time And all through the day time Can't let your world pass through and in to my way Every second counts He can't slow down Every second counts See his spin around He's chasing his shadow He's racing the wind He tells us to follow Where the ice is so thin I hope you're holding on I hope you're holding on 'Cos every second counts Every time I see you smile Sat out a card game in a motel room Don't let the muzak drive you crazy late at night They tell me it's all part of the deal I'm in Well I close my eyes, put memory into sight Every time I see you smile Now the lady tabs your case, leaves you thinking An hour or so: I hope she's right on time And you dream away your touchdown destination Now single file and put yourself back in line But oh, every time I see you smile Now this old world don't give much for choosing You can spend a lifetime driving yourself wild But I can take its punches laughing - don't mind losing Just as long as I get to see you smile every once in a while

Fires of spring


She's back real late yet she don't seem to care She hangs around outside in late night air Burning tears upon a smiling face And she's caught in the fires of spring The ice of loneliness you've known so long For good or not seems to have been and gone Your Phoenix flies you high on crazy wings And you're caught in the fires of spring You've been before but never been so fast Your only hope is that it's gonna last You know the pain and yet you love it's sting And you're caught in the fires of spring

Fool (if you think it's over)


A dying flame, you're free again Who could love and do that to you All dressed in black, he won't be coming back Save your tears, you've got years and years The pains of seventeen's Unreal they're only dreams Save your crying for the day Fool if you think it's over 'Cos you said goodbye Fool if you think it's over I'll tell you why New born eyes always cry with pain At the first look at the morning sun You're a fool if you think it's over It's just begun Miss teenage dream, such a tragic scene he knocked your crown and ran away First wound of pride and how you cried and cried But save your tears you've got years and years Fool if you think it's over 'Cos you said goodbye Fool if you think it's over I'll tell you why New born eyes always cry with pain At the first look at the morning sun You're a fool if you think it's over It's just begun I'll buy your first good wine We'll have a real good time Save your crying for the day That may not come but anyone Who had to pay would laugh at you and say Fool if you think it's over 'Cos you said goodbye Fool if you think it's over I'll tell you why

Footprints in the snow


I love, I love, oh, I still love you Can't wait to see the firelight in your eyes That's why I wait for your footsteps in the snow I dream each night that I will wake to find you sleeping deep and still down by my side That's why I wait for your footprints in the snow Time after time Year after year Forever I will love you In deepest winter, darkest hours you'll find me At midnight silence, tremble at the glow That's why I wait for your footprints in the snow

Footsteps in the snow


Instrumental

For ever and ever


Don't ask me how long baby it's gonna take I don't know honey, just give it a break Love don't happen to you overnight You got to feed it, leave it Give it some light Oh love, true love When it looks like you're winning Get it right on tee And the stars shine so brightly Just for you and me For ever and ever babe Is that what it takes? For ever and ever babe Is that when it stays for you and me? With every ray of sunshine sugar There's little bit of rain You got to take the bad times with the good times 'Cos no love's the same Oh love, true love When it looks like you're winning Get it right on tee And the stars shine so brightly Just for you and me For ever and ever babe Is that what it takes? For ever and ever babe That's when it stays When you've found your star love will know just who you are For ever and ever she'll stay For ever and ever babe Is that what it takes? For ever and ever babe Is that when it stays?

Freeway


She throws her hair into the February breeze She hears it singing through the branches of the trees A song of something you know so well And she's still looking for a freeway She hears the sound of distant planes across the sky She catches fleeting glimpse of fading red tail lights Into tomorrow she gently sleeps And she's still dreaming of a freeway Far away, there's a piece of luck somewhere Shining like a star in the night Dream on lady, till the early morning light Takes your dream to be free away

Friends across the water


Instrumental

From love to love


Well if you want me then just take my hand And if you don't, I will understand It's just a call from deep within my soul The burning question, I have got to know Take a message from love to love Take it down, from love to love Girl it's you I'm thinking of I'll send this letter from love to love And if I ask you will you take this dance Please don't think you're taking some big chance It's just a fire and it burns for you You know there's one thing that you've got to do Take a message from love to love Take it down, from love to love Girl it's you I'm thinking of I'll send this letter from love to love I'll share your secrets on a rainy day 'Cos if you'll have me then we'll be away Oh there's a fire and it burns for you You know there's one thing that you've got to do Take a message from love to love Take it down, from love to love Girl it's you I'm thinking of I'll send this letter from love to love

Giverny


Deep inside these old dusty walls There's a sacred heart, I'd know this garden anywhere She was warm, she was deep summertime She was love itself and she was standing there Standing close, so close to me I closed my eyes and I could see Giverny And in this strange and holy place I looked for love and found it everywhere It was what you saw she came to see Because of you she was standing there Giverny Books may burn and rain may fall But what is here I know will last forever more Colours change, there are no defines She was love itself and I thank you for giving me Giverny

God's great banana skin


Go down my road running just as fast as I can Nobody knows which is the better way But when that man in the sky points his finger at you Don't you ever think no-one's better than you God's great banana skin Don't you laugh at nobody You'll let the bad luck in God's great banana skin It's the way that it gets you With every day good luck comes in the strangest of ways Just keep your head down don't listen what your ego will say 'Cos when that man in the sky points his finger at you Don't you ever think no-one's better than you God's great banana skin Don't you laugh at nobody You'll let the bad luck in God's great banana skin It's the way that it gets you God's great banana skin God's great banana skin When that man in the sky points his finger at you Don't you ever think no-one's better than you Don't you ever think no-one's better than you God's great banana skin Gonna get you God's great banana skin

Gone fishing


I'm gone fishing I got me a line Nothing I do is gonna make the difference So I'm taking the time And you ain't never gonna be happy Anyhow, anyway So I'm gone fishing And I'm going today I'm gone fishing Sounds crazy I know I know nothing about fishing But just watch me go And when the time has come I will look back and see Peace on the shoreline That could have been me You can waste a whole lifetime Trying to be What you think is expected of you But you'll never be free May as well go fishing

Gonna buy a hat


She talks like thunder She really lets you know She keep changing the rules And leave you nowhere to go She bore you rigid with the party line She's so far left she's gonna get left behind He wants six pretty white spots on each side of the dice He wants it all to be equal but he needs to throw twice Now there's a guy in the corner with a smiling gaze He turns to me and says I'm gonna buy a hat 'Cos I think it's gonna rain Got caught out coming here Ain't gonna get caught again I'm gonna buy a big one Like that Mr Gorbachov And when it's raining all this crap Oh my hat will keep it off Now take a look at all them leaders Desperation in their eyes The tight faces smiles that cannot hide it They know no more than you or I So I'm gonna buy a hat 'Cos here they come again And when the start to blah-blah It's you and me that gets the rain

Goodbye little Columbus


The plane is waiting, you must to go 'Goodbye I'm gonna miss you' And all the things you say at a leaving Ah just turn your head and walk away Goodbye little Columbus Goodbye, I'll see you one day Goodbye little Columbus Travelling, just travelling That certain moment, the final call And that desperate search for 'C'est la vie' Oh what you'd give to hear of a slight delay Ah just turn your head and walk away Walk away, just walk away Goodbye little Columbus Goodbye, I'll see you one day Goodbye little Columbus Travelling, just travelling You've made up your mind And you've got to go

Good news


He's watching the girls on the dance floor He's watching the light in her hair He's praying that love's gonna come soon There's a sweet smell of hope in the air Just another boy from a steel town With the flash of the mill in his eye He don't move for hip cool or fashion But he knows where the deepest one lies And he'd love to be warm And he'd love to love you So give him some good news All the cards on the table But don't look that man in the eye Say a prayer for the dealer And kiss your old life goodbye Go to church light a candle But don't lose your head for God's sake Why is my heart beating faster Oh why do my hands start to shake 'Cos he'd love to be warm And he'd love to love you So give him some good news

Guitar street


There's a crazy sense of duty As he licks between his fingers Wipes the ketchup from his face and hands There's a strong determination That his teachers never witnessed Never close enough to understand He's like a bull just bred for fighting He don't deliver nothing Outside the only thing that he knows School report just says he's lazy His brother says he's crazy But take a look 'cos there he goes Through the avenues of fashion To the palaces of dreams All the way down Guitar Street To some guitars are hot-rods All along the quest for macho To others a would-be ticket out of town For Joe a six-string sten gun In the 'Panto-revolution' And Stevie's all just strictly sound He's like a bull just bred for fighting He don't deliver nothing Outside the only thing that he knows School report just says he's lazy His brother says he's crazy But anyway take a look 'cos there he goes Through the avenues of fashion To the palaces of dreams All the way down Guitar Street

Heaven


I see a turning wheel On a dusty track Caught in the void and empty space In between there and back And the paradise of going somewhere That's still so far away Happy, boy you bet I am Holding on to this smile for just as long as I can Heaven It's all bright in front And it's all dark behind Living for the now that's in between the bridges and the signs And getting there is still a long long way to go While the others dream This is all I officially need to know Happy, boy you bet I am Holding on to this smile for just as long as I can Heaven

Hello friend


Hello friend, where you been so long? Time goes by, so easy it sleeps away Just like a shadow at the end of the day Hello friend, how are things for you these days? Some guy from way-back-when, he mentioned your name Did he ever get back to you? Ah, you know I told him to Sometimes I turn and I swear I hear you call And I often wonder how we lost what we knew Seems it gone in the wind, washed away in the rain And the years go by and by The bridges you burned, long sinced turned into ashes When there were no reasons, now the river runs dry Seems it gone in the wind, washed away in the rain And the years go by and by Where you been so long

He should know better


Have you heard the news That is going round He should know better Have you heard the news That boy's got dust for brains After all this time After all this time Now things, oh, can never be the same He should know better Always straight, always cool Endless style, nobody's fool And always with the grace and superb manner How he danced around the snakes Left them spinning in his way And stepped straight on the yellow skin banana He should know better In the early hours of day The black night He makes his way Regretfully into the morning fog Just one silly small mistake Now all his bones their gonna break To the curse and laughing smile Of the little green frog He should know better

Hey you


I'm stood out with my brother On a tree lined avenue I see the sweetest little creature Coming into my view And I say to myself, I say man I'm gonna get me some Of that bright little angel That shines like the morning sun Well my brother steps in, faster that light And he sweet talks this angel, clean out of sight I say hey you, you with that look in your eye Hey you, you with that look in your eye Well she moves like a river From her head down to her toes It's less a way of walking More a total flow And I say to myself, I wonder I wonder if she knows What she's doing to me and my brother From our heads down to our toes Well he's up there on the corner now He's playing up that Romeo like only he know how I say hey you, you with that look in your eye Hey you, you with that look in your eye Hey you, you that make the stars shine Hey you, you with that look in your eye

Hired gun


Morning light meet the day Nervous eyes look both ways And it just won't matter, spring or fall There's bread to win and shots to call And there ain't nobody out there Just a wild uncertainty It's in your stride but it ain't no fun Sometimes I feel just like a hired gun I feel just like a hired gun Always on the run And how it started, well you can't recall Did someone push you, did someone stall Whatever the reasons there was lots to learn To get home safely and not get burned And it's all so cold and empty As you watch the setting sun You've picked up every dirty trick Just to keep yourself always on the run And I feel just like a hired gun Always on the run I dream of comfort and friendship long But I can't trust you or anyone The scars still hurt me and I don't let them heal Each one's a lesson, each one's a shield And I may even love you dearly And I loathe what I have to do You see I've picked up every dirty trick In my fear of you 'Cos you make me feel just like a hired gun Always on the run

Holding out


I see you laughing up at me, and I can't hide What it is that you can see I guess that's why I'm holding out my love for you And when you turn it around In different ways The answers turn around and fly away I see you laughing up at me And I can't hide What it is that you can see I guess that's why I'm holding out my love for you A lifelong history Of trust in vain I lead the fools' parade Out in the rain I see you laughing up at me 'Cos you don't seem to care But oh how happy I can be When you are there That's why I'm holding out My love for you

I ain't the fool


I may look like a stranger with nothing to say Silent in the corner while you're talking away Your theories are endless, your lips never sleep No time for reflection, there's no tongue in your cheek Oh no, I ain't fool here Oh no, I ain't fool here The muscles in your mouth must be stronger than steel You can talk till forever but ain't got no feel Your scull must be empty, your brain cells run dry Calling everybody Learning nothing till the day that you die Oh no, I ain't fool here Oh no, I ain't fool here

I can hear your heartbeat (1983)


In the silence of the side street In the whisper of the night From the darkness of the empty hours To the early morning light From the hustle down on main street With all it's lights so bright To the trucker on the highway Pressing through the night I can hear you heartbeat I can hear you heartbeat Girl, the sound of you is so sweet I'm in a European disco And it's thumping up the beat There's a jukebox in a cafe... Where the younger ones can meet We got freezing Coca-Cola We got anything you want I'm moving on that back beat Girl, but it's you that sings the song 'Cos I can hear you heartbeat I can hear you heartbeat The sound of you is so sweet And I'm sailing on your wind song Oh, I can feel the summer breeze You've got me walking on my tiptoes You've got me standing on my knees From the mills way down in Pittsburgh To the clubs of gay Paris No matter where I roam, girl, You can always get to me And I still hear your heartbeat Yea I still hear your heartbeat Girl, the sound of you is so sweet, to me * From the screaming desolation * Of the English northern coast * That's where I met my darling * That's where we made the most * Made the most of what we got * We made the most of what we got And I still hear your heartbeat Yea I still hear your heartbeat Girl, the sound of you is so sweet, to me (Marked part only live in Montreaux 1986)

I can hear your heartbeat (1988)


In the silence of the side street In the whisper of the night From the darkness of the empty hours To the early morning light From the hustle down on main street With all it's lights so bright To the trucker on the highway Pressing through the night I can hear you heartbeat I can hear you heartbeat Girl, the sound of you is so sweet To me And I'm sailing on your wind song Oh, I can feel the summer breeze You've got me walking on my tiptoes You've got me standing on my knees From the mills way down in Pittsburgh To the clubs of gay Paris Ah, no matter where I roam, girl, You can always get to me I can hear you heartbeat I can hear you heartbeat Girl, the sound of you is so sweet To me We got freezing Coca-Cola We got anything you want I moving on that back beat Girl, but it's you that sings the song 'Cos I can hear you heartbeat I can hear you heartbeat The sound of you is so sweet To me Oh I still hear your heartbeat Yea I still hear your heartbeat Girl, the sound of you is so sweet, to me

I can't dance to that


Now there's no storyline Just a real good time And I don't want to seem to be mistaken But there's a tale to tell On this road to hell It's in between the lines the case I'm making Oh, lord, look my way Save me from these crazy things I see I don't know what's going on round here these days But I can't dance to that Oh, I can't dance to that So let me dance to this 'Cos I can't dance to that If you'll excuse me please You see I got to go And take myself before I'm past redemption A voice is calling out As if I didn't know This wretched road is paved with good intentions All the way Down this Judas track I know it so well And I ain't going back I don't know what happened to the good time songs But I can't dance to that Oh, I can't dance to that So let me dance to this 'Cos I can't dance to that Tell me what you know Take away these chains What stood in front of me it looks so pretty But I can't dance to a cold machine Oh, lord, and every drummer you know just what I mean Oh, I can't dance to that So let me dance to this

I don't care anymore


I don't care anymore All the things I hear you say Don't care anymore You're always lying anyway Got a sweet little girl And it's such a sunny day I heard it all before Gonna hear it some more But you must understand one thing I don't care anymore I got a sweet little girl And it's such a sunny day I heard it all before Gonna hear it some more I don't care I don't care anymore

I don't know what it is but I love it


Could it be just that I'm crazy Could it be the way I feel this time of year When a certain situation seems to bring the best out of me I don't care When she's standing close beside me Something turns inside me Brings my senses to the point of no return And I don't know what it is but I love And I don't know what it is but I want it to stay And I love it And it seems to be around me Even though no-one can see They seem to care When a certain situation seems to bring the best out of me I don't care When she's standing close beside me Something turns inside me Brings my senses to the point of no return And I don't know what it is but I love And I don't know what it is but I want it to stay And I love it

If anybody asks you


Instrumental

If you choose to go


There's a street outside my window There's a light outside my door There's a road straight through this old town There's a boat on every shore There's a promise down that freeway But there is no guarantee There are dreams on every ocean There are storms on every sea If you choose to go Now I've been out upon that ocean Sometimes further that before Sometimes not even past my waistline And I screamed at what I saw Many times along that freeway Returning sometimes beat There are dreams on every ocean There are storms on every sea If you choose to go Plenty of places, plenty of things to see Plenty of faces, plenty of ways to be If you choose to go

If you were me (duet with Elton John)


If you were me And I was you If you had to play my part out What would you do Two crazy stories, Two different views If you were me And I was you If you were me And I was you What kind of crazy things Would I have to do Who likes to party Who stays at home If you were me And I was you Never like strangers Though never the same Two circus side-shows And laughter in the rain You stay with the full moon You search for the stars Thank God it's heaven Here we both are If you were me And I was you If you had to play my part out What would you do Two crazy stories, Two different views If you were me, if you were me If you were me and I was you

I just wanna be with you


I just wanna be with you No matter what they say Just wanna be with you Every night and every day Cold nights, dark days I wanna be with you I just wanna be with you Till the final curtain falls Just wanna be with you Then know nothing at all Cold nights, dark days I wanna be with you Wanna be with you I know there's a price to pay For doing what we do But I just wanna be with you Just wanna be with you Don't wanna hold you down Whatever that you do Shine on, sweet angel 'Cos I just wanna be with you I wanna be with you

I'm ready


I got my red shoes on Got my red gloves too Made my decision Gonna see this one through Too late, I can't stop now Open the door, I'll get through somehow Deep in my darkest night I always had a star that shone so bright Star of hope, shine on me I can take what comes my way Whatever goes down, whatever they say Star of hope shine on me 'Cos I'm ready Oh I'm ready Deep in my darkest night I always had a star that shone so bright Star of hope, shine on me I can take what comes my way Whatever goes down, whatever they say Star of hope shine on me 'Cos I'm ready Oh I'm ready

I'm taking the day out


I'm taking the day out I'm slipping away I know what you're thinking But please not today Tell me tomorrow or never at all 'Cos I know so maybe I'll give you a call I'm taking the day out yea taking the day out Tell me tomorrow or never at all I know what you're after I'll give you a call I'm taking the day out yea taking the day out

I saw you coming


I saw you coming With that poison in your hand Now you're acting kind of funny Like you don't seem to understand Stop complaining You've been caught fair and square I saw you coming I was guarding you that day I saw you coming Golden rule, you disobeyed You were too busy showing off How you gave yourself away Stop complaining You've been caught fair and square I saw you coming I was guarding you that day I saw you coming

I thought I was going to lose you


I thought that I was going to lose you Just for a moment you looked like slipping away And my only thought was to come with you There was no other reason to stay Now I'm sinking in a river of happy returns Though I'm tired I can do nothing but sigh For the greatest relief I'm so thankful As I gaze at your coming-back smile Lord, I thought I was going to lose you Yes, I thought I was going to lose you

It's all gone


A careless heart ain't no good to no-one I was going back my friends to see Of what became of my childhood daydreams Of all the things that used to be To my surprise I stood alone I walked a river of a waking dream My father say 'Know what you're thinking' I guess this old town seen better days It's all gone Ain't nothing for you here now Sail on You talk of change, something better Cutting down that big old tree There's flesh and blood in there somewhere But no matter what you just don't seem to see I walk your chambers, your empty halls I see you talking behind the doors My father say 'Know what you're thinking' I guess this old town seen better days It's all gone Ain't nothing for you here now Sail on I'm sailing on, I'm running faster Than I ever run before My father say 'Know what you're thinking' I guess this old town seen better days Sail on

Johnny needs a fast car


Johnny needs a fast car Johnny needs it bad Johnny always do the best whatever Johnny has Johnny needs a fast one Johnny needs it now You got to give him something to let him show you how Johnny needs a fast car Johnny needs a fast car Johnny needs a break Johnny don't need good luck 'Cos Johnny never fakes He'll always make it look good You'll always see him smile Give Johnny a few inches and he'll give you back a mile Johnny needs a fast car Johnny needs a fast car Tears upon the broken bones of luck that never went his way Bless this one you'll know him by his smile

Jordan 191


Instrumental

Josephine


There's rain on my window But I'm thinking of you Tears on my pillow But I will come through Josephine, I'll send you all my love And every single step I take I take for you Josephine There's a storm on my radar But I can still fly And you are the reason The blue in my sky Josephine A life without meaning I was walking away In the coldest of winters Night becomes day Josephine, I'll send you all my love And every single step I take I take for you Josephine

Josie's tune


Instrumental

Joys of Christmas


I see all the tough guys still not 25 Dying on their feet Coughing, honking, cadging cigarettes And still out on the street Well, they got no money, nowhere to go Fathers of 2, 3 maybe 4, what are they gonna do Jimmy got a busted mouth in a fight last night He says he's OK Going down to the workies club (that's a laugh) To buy something strong and take the pain away Joys of Christmas Joys of Christmas Northern style Flashing Christmas light of police blue Go spinning down the street Women try to drag the men from pubs Into the stores And work hands in empty pockets deep We stand outside the neon ice and wish ourselves the best He says he's OK, out of work and fighting Is all he's ever known And laughs and says I worry too much anyway Joys of Christmas Joys of Christmas Northern style Let's drink to the likes of Jim Before we all go insane And please don't ask me why It'll take too long to explain Joys of Christmas

Julia


Eyes so bright, so big and wide Make you feel so strange Somewhere deep inside It's the face of an angel Soul of the devil may care How I'd love to know What goes on in there She needs your love She needs it every day But speak of love See her laugh and run away Julia, which way will you go Julia, I wanna know Julia, only the moon and stars Julia, know just where you are Julia See the dance that needs no alibi Oh you don't need to dream When you know you can fly She needs your love She needs it every day But speak of love See her laugh and run away Julia, which way will you go Julia, I wanna know Julia, only the moon and stars Julia, know just where you are Julia

Just one of those days


Cold red sunsets that freeze the rainbows out Standing here in the rain I've been thinking how, how much happier I have been since you came Staring down at the sidewalk shining Satin winds floating down Change the crystals on ladies faces I think I'll stick around Laden gutters, flowing over Hit the streets and explode Young girls laughing and make up streaming Go running down the road I've been thinking and too much drinking And things I just don't dare to say It's still raining but who's complaining It's just one of those days

Just passing through


Soldiers of fortune lost in the wind No destinations and nothing to win Keep your head above the water, you get dirty and mean Scrubbing forever and you never come clean A life that is easy, a dream that comes true Flowers for someone but they sure ain't for me Your room's filled with soft light, safe and secure Mine is the dark night and nothing's for sure We're just passing trough A life that is easy, a dream to be free Flowers for someone but they sure ain't for you And they sure ain't for me We're just passing trough

Just want to be with you


Deep inside the burning histories All along this lonesome road The wheels that turn upon what used to be In passioned memories, overload The truckhouse standing on the freeway A neon ambush in the sun The ides of dogma way down in the subway It's so hard to tell who's on the run The hell-hound blizzards of uncertainties Are the only things that are coming through And I just want to be with you There's not a lot I can do Just keep coming through Be with you The smile that burned down those old rusting gates Those eyes that danced into my soul And all along this life-long motorway Bad news upon the radio The nervous fingers on the safety-catch Decide the fates to of you and me Stuck in the middle of this whole shooting match Man this sure ain't no place to be The good guys sent to save The good and free All scratch their heads and looked confused And I just want to be with you

Let it loose


There's no sense in waiting So lets make a start I got a poisoned finger On a broken heart Don't have time for reasons Or feel inclined to quiz The past is over That's just the way it is Start it up Start it up And let it loose on me Let it loose on me We could sit forever Or we could take all night Of the whys and where fores Of the wrongs and rights Crazy situation, anyhow Turning on frustration So tell me why not now Let it loose on me Start it up Start it up And let it loose on me Let it loose on me

Let's dance


When you sing of the joy only love can bring Heaven knows it's in my heart and my soul Caught in a world full of tears So many bad times and fears So while there's a chance and you're near Let's dance Let's dance There's a world far away from the one we see There's a dream I will never let go One thing is certainly true This moment's for me and for you So while there's not a thing that we can do Let's dance Let's dance

Light of hope


This is the garden that I know Ten thousand summers wait me here You lead and I will follow Your heart is mine tomorrow Into your womb I fade away And while she laughs Your pride is turning into snow And melting on the face of this light of hope Shine on, light of hope Light of hope And while she laughs Your pride is turning into snow And dancing on the graves of what you thought you used to know And in this garden I will burn my callous robes And forever love my darling Light of hope

Little blonde plaits


Sweet September, I remember Eyes of August deepest blue While the lazy town was sleeping Strangest love that I ever knew Feel the wind blow, see the shadows Kiss the breeze of a sudden shore Of my life's loves and fascinations The only one who left me wanting more Little blonde plaits Drink to you love, drink to me love Sun burned feet on a dusty track Evening waves that turned in twilight Caught forever those little blonde plaits

Looking for a rainbow


Well we come down to the valley Yea we're looking for the honey I see a rainbow I say that's the land of milk and honey Me and my cousin Me and my brother My little sister too Come looking for a rainbow Yea we're looking for a rainbow Well we come down to the valley Got our babies in our arms Yea we're Maggie's little children And we're looking for Maggie's farm Me and my cousin Me and my brother My little sister too Come looking for a rainbow Yea we're looking for a rainbow Well we come down to the valley We ain't far away no more You can't leave us dying this time 'Cos we're all around your door Me and my cousin Me and my brother My little sister too Come looking for a rainbow Yea we're looking for a rainbow

Looking for the summer


Look deep inside the April face A change is clearly taking place Looking for the summer The eyes take on a certain gaze And leave behind the springtime days Go looking for the summer This ain't no game of kiss and tell The implications how you know so well Go looking for the summer The time has come and they must go To play the passion out that haunts you so Looking for the summer Remember love how it was the same We scratched and hurt each others growing pains We were looking for the summer And still I stand this very day With a burning wish to fly away I'm still looking, looking for the summer

Love's strange ways


When passion shines her blinding light on you You know my friend there's nothing that you can really do Just follow on behind her veil of deepest purple haze Down, to love's strange ways Drowning in a laughter as you go Intoxicating laughter that spins you high and low Dangerous times are these, but oh so wonderfully new Laugh along you fool, can't you they're laughing at you Lost in the haze Of love's strange ways Ain't it funny how it turns When it's all over, nothing's learned Just a passion and a fool And a memory that burns And that's what you get When you play with love's strange ways

Love turns to lies


I could have stood to watch you walk away And put it down to your uncertain ways Or maybe baby you've had a change of heart Maybe wanna make a brand new start Crazy though what I say may seem I could have learned to mend these broken dreams You could have pushed I would have gently fell I could have played the graceful one so well What's that you say You were gonna leave me anyway Any fool can see, see what you've done to me When your love turns to lies The actor played the part of sweet desire And tiptoed out upon the highest wire The truth to tell upon a rope too thin And so the fall of treachery begins But oh to see the starlet's smiling face So eagerly awaits to take the place I tried to fall in a clean and graceful way You could have said I would have given way And I see him smile the way that I smiled And I hear him laugh the way that I did But I hear him screaming and I hear him cry And I see him falling When your love turns to lies What's that you say You were gonna leave me anyway Any fool can see, see what you've done to me When your love turns to lies

Loving you


The night was black with thunder The streets were wet with rain Another day goes under A little bourbon will take the strain And I'm waiting for my take-home French fries She smiled and said 'take me away' We always laughed but I think she means it But I'm dreaming my life away Loving you Loving you the way that I do The weekend cars are leaving In a spray of wind and sound The bar-talk, make believing And the drinks go easy down It's back to the all-night take-away She says 'Here comes the man of my dreams' We always laugh but I think she means it And I'm spending my time Just loving you Loving you the way that I do

Loving you again


It's been so long now since we first met But the time and place I will never forget Darling, never Trough good and bad we stood the tested time You say I'm yours and darling you're still mine Forever So smile for me 'Cos it's there for all to see After all this time Through the rain and tears After all this time After all these years I'm only loving you again And I'll keep holding on girl I won't let go I want you near me where ever I go Please say, forever And I give thanks for what you've given me And in my heart girl there'll always be A light That shines through the darkest night After all this time Through the rain and tears After all this time After all these years I'm only loving you again So smile for me 'Cos it's there for all to see After all this time Through the rain and tears After all this time After all these years I'm only loving you again Through the rain and tears till the sun dries up the sea till the rivers they run dry I'm gonna be loving you again

Lucky day


A little bit of daylight shine on your pillow Come through your window pane Speak of the morning, hope is eternal Better to look at it this way This could be my lucky day A glass filled with crystals, six million rainbows Gifted to see with children's eyes Always a small chance shooting that rainbow Bless this dawn with sweet surprise This could be my lucky day No inhibitions, naive forever Better looking up than looking down Don't try to beat it, twist and defeat it Leave those kind of complications never to be found This could be my lucky day

Melancholy


Instrumental

Midnight blue


I got my money I got it here in my hand OK let me tell you This is how we stand I've waited so long Good things, never too late So don't take no chances Leave nothing to faith I wanna walk tall in midnight blue Look good, oh so good Step out in midnight blue Midnight blue I watch the razors with their class and their style Dressed to kill, man Their lives is just one great big smile And oh I wanna be there When they dish that stuff out Cool and collected Man that's what it's all about So gimme, gimme, gimme I want midnight blue I love midnight blue I'm gonna step out in midnight blue So gimme, gimme, gimme midnight blue Midnight blue I walk tall in midnight blue Look good, oh so good In midnight blue

Miles is a cigarette


The weak and hazy shades of winter sun Come shining through Lifting fog from the trees and a gentle warm breeze Send it up in to the blue Blue sky and you come creeping through my soul Goodbye our love's smoking too And the sound of those Italian engines Is much more the sound of you Miles was a cigarette smoky and long Gonna miss what I never had Now that cigarette is gone

New way


I go to work in a bubble I got everything I need I get so high on no trouble It's a great feeling, being free I say a prayer at thanksgiving I bless the night and the day I look up to the sky with a smile on my face And I praise the lord of the new way The sweetest sound I ever knew Was the sound of reason falling Like the summer rain And the truth washed the pain away New way I don't watch TV anymore Don't need to see it now we all know the score And all the politicians know what they're there for It's a new way New way

No qualifications


Now he wanted to fly all those big aeroplanes Trans-continental and back home again But his brain, it was grounded His head could not cope No qualifications, no reasons for hope They told him the right way to fasten his tie Beat him for laughing and never said why They left his for dead when the results came through And still never asked what he wanted to do No qualifications so late in the day We've screwed you up, well, now you make your own way Now to label your trousers and label your shoes If you don't wear nothing then label that too No qualifications, you are the time born If you wanna succeed you better get some qualifications So late in the day We've screwed you up, well, now you make your own way

Nothing's happening by the sea


Salty river Falls asleep in the bay Always gets there Never early, never late Nothing's happening Nothing's happening by the sea White waves tumble down And gently roll back into blue On wooden seats outside the bar The couples make their rendezvous Nothing's happening Nothing's happening by the sea The trouble has been found There's too far ups and too many downs I found a level that feels just right There's no mistaking where I'm going tonight Nothing's happening Nothing's happening by the sea

Nothing to fear


I feel your heat in dusty whispers The wind is cold around your moon It's getting hard to keep our distance I know your time is coming soon Don't point your dream on my horizon Don't take your rose too far from home Please don't forget we're not each other Each soul has black thorns of his own I see you dancing Your song is clear You've got to show me, got to show me There's nothing to fear Nothing to fear I have my loved ones you have yours So let us gaze upon the feast In God's own name let's eat together In God's own name please come in peace See how our children play together While you and me we stand alone I know we'll never be each other If I leave you leave me alone I see you dancing Your song is clear You've got to show me, got to show me There's nothing to fear Nothing to fear

No work today


Instrumental

One fine day


She's standing by the waterside, she's waiting for her man On the evening wind, she hears the whistle blow It's coming from the factory, she hears it every day Her soft cheeks flush, he's on his way They're going where the sun is shining They're going for that silver lining They're gonna work and make it pay And she say 'mmm, well, one fine day Spread those wings, fly away' Now I don't lie, no, cold wind and rain Gonna sail away one fine day Now hope, it springs eternally At least that's what they say Boy, it gets hard to feel that way When he sees his little darling hide The tear with a smile he say 'come here baby, now don't you cry'

One golden rule


There's a heart in the middle of somewhere tonight Screaming for reasons or just a way out I put the shirt off my back on a wager that says There's one every night from my old school yard days I hear you say one golden rule One golden rule There's been times I've been stood in the wind and the rain Freezing and busted and tricked out of luck And I cursed my teachers for all of their reading What we needed most can't be found in them books One golden rule Now they teach you to swim but they don't speak of the danger Tell you the truth but they never say why Put you on ice that is thin and tell you it's winter Without one golden rule the truth is a lie One golden rule

One sweet tender touch


Heartbeat, way down on Cove Street Playing to lady luck, awaiting that tender touch Fantasy is the trick of the dance you see Hiding that need for love and wanting you close to me Oh that one sweet and tender touch That's what I'm missing and need so much One sweet and tender touch Bright light Pretty colours that shine on all through the night I don't need them, not half as much As I'm wanting your tender touch And loneliness makes the strongest heart a wilderness That's wilder than you see, is wanting you close to me For that one sweet and tender touch That's what I'm missing and need so much One sweet and tender touch

Only with you


I was down, nowhere bound Needed love, any love Something new, breezy and bashful but true Changing my whole point of view Suddenly someone, a midnight romancer A Romeo dancer in blue But only with you Only with you No more rain, no more chains No more cold lonely sleepless nights Laughing eyes, wider than midsummer skies Crazy but don't ask me why Suddenly someone, a midnight romancer A Romeo dancer in blue But only with you Only with you Once a Lone Star rider who danced in super cool Now a Romeo, it's true But only with you Only with you

On the beach


Between the eyes of love I call your name Behind the guarded walls I used to go Upon a summer wind there's a certain melody Takes me back to the place that I know Down on the beach The secrets of the summer I will keep The sands of time will blow a mystery No-one but you and I Underneath that moonlit sky Take me back to the place that I know On the beach Forever in my dreams my heart will be Hanging on to this sweet memory A day of strange desire And a night that burned like fire Take me back to the place that I know On the beach

Out of the darkness


There's an empty street in an empty town There's an old boutique selling ageing gowns Some words on the walls that were written By the light of the moon so bright Can you hear me, can you her me tonight Take me out of this darkness and in to the morning light The rain that falls doesn't make me cry And the wind that blows cannot hurt my eyes But the things that I see when I turn on TV Make me wanna lie down and die Can you hear me, can you her me tonight Take me out of this darkness and in to the morning light Can you hear me Take me out of this darkness and in to the morning light

Que sera


There's a feathered cloud in an open sky And the pale-tailed moon goes sailing by This old engine housing's streaked with rain And we're pushing down on them chains again Friend we're like the wind that blows Like the sea we come and go And I'm not trying to tell you How I think that it should be I know deep down inside We are yearning to be free And you're only gonna think of No 1 So what am I to say No matter what you do We're always hurting anyway Forever our hearts will be Always running for what we see By the strings of this old guitar I swear, Que sera And you're rolling down old runway ten And the present becomes the past and then Rotating through the driving rain And you're way above those clouds again And I'm not trying to tell you How I think that it should be I know deep down inside We are yearning to be free And you're only gonna think of No 1 So what am I to say No matter what you do We're always hurting anyway Forever our hearts will be Always running for what we see By the strings of this old guitar I swear, Que sera

Raincoat and a rose


Rain, tears of joy, tears of pain Is this really me Standing here at the station The card said I mustn't be late I've never been late I've never really had the chance Years and years and not even wanting a second chance 'Look for a raincoat and a rose' I hope no one sees, they'll laugh I know He was always like that, yes it always showed Did I do something wrong to have to pay In many more ways than one Rainy day, what do I say How simple it's all become Love is for fools and fools have no grace Damn them while you can Out here on the fence is such a lonely place I wish I was foolish now The greatest of pain is never really knowing Maybe today I'll find out this way The way that I'm going

Reasons


Set my sails out on a sunny day Pretty soon I was on my way Though what for sure it was I could not say Two thousand reasons Maybe more Eight hundred chances on faraway shores Searching for something Searching for more Deep down inside me burning Reasons for the learning Now you can pick up reasons so easily Where you've been and where you've got to be And when the truth don't show you'll always see Lots of reasons And pretty soon you've got a heavy load Dragging those reasons down an endless road I got to thinking and I got to see So many reasons coming at me The one that leaves you high and dry He says you still owe him, there's a reason why He'll leave you crying till the tears run dry He's the one, always the one with all the reasons So many reasons the come and they go The reasons for them I'll never know I've seen so many, they've come and they've gone I've turned all mine in and I'm happy with one So don't talk of friendship, do it to me Make me an offer and make it for free Don't give me reasons 'cos I wrote that song I only want love now so I'll just take the one

Red


Put your hand in the paintbox and choose Which one says the most about you I would have to pick the deepest shade The saddest shade of blue But red is colour I'd choose Red is colour I'd choose I set my soul long ago and far away Oh it's written down so deep it can never fade away Though so many years have come and gone Through my life one thing has stayed An eternal light that shines clean through the grey Red is colour I'd choose Deepest red on a sky of deepest blue It don't matter now if I should win If I should win or lose 'Cos red is colour I'd choose If I waste my time away waiting just for you I don't care what others say 'Cos baby I just love, love what you do Red is colour I'd choose Deepest red on a sky of deepest blue It don't matter now if I should win If I should win or lose 'Cos red is colour I'd choose

Red shoes


I was born a beggar With the garbage round my feet The devil lived in every hole And every corner of the street When misery is all there is You got nothing to lose So come on and buy me Come on and buy me Some red, red, red shoes Don't tell me what I do is wrong Don't preach 'cos you don't know 'Cos I was left without a chance Such a long time ago And anything is better Than being cut and bruised So come on and buy me Some red, red, red shoes Don't tell me what I do is wrong Don't preach 'cos you don't know 'Cos I was left without a chance Such a long time ago And anything is better Than being battered and bruised So come on and buy me Some red, red, red shoes

Ruby blue


Sleep well tonight You've done well today Sleep well tonight Let your body drift away See your dreams Coming true Step out of the grey And in to the new Sleep well tonight Sleep well tonight Ruby blue Ruby blue

Runaway


Sitting at the crossways Trying to keep my cool with the traffic lights I've been up and down this line so any times Girl, it's never right Me and this machine keep the crazy urban dream Locked in overflow Sometimes I swear I could spin these old wheels Just let it go Runaway Is it something that you hear Coming through the waves on the radio Or something that you see gently taps your memory And shoots you down Those hometown thoughts, school yard dreams and yesterdays Moving in I just put my head down and drift away And we're moving up and down, in and out of town We're all searching for that piece of higher ground somewhere... Runaway

Seabird


I can't run In your eyes there's no place left to hide You've seen my every mystery just show itself and die So I will fly before you And all is all to see Take my hand, understand, there're no more foolish dreams So many things we just can't share Are standing in between So I will fly before you And all is all to see I will always want you near in the shallow lights of day No-one else will share my nights is all that I can say And I will always want you But I will always fly like a seabird And I will always love you But I will always fly

September blue (1985)


Sweet, sweet September Sweet, sweet and true I'll always, I'll always remember you Sweet, sweet September blue Always remember you And I can't fight it And I can't choose The more she wins me The less I lose Sweet, sweet September Sweet, sweet and true I'll always, I'll always remember you Sweet September blue

September blue (1987)


Your head spins round on a Monday And the daylight's in your eyes How you laughed and cursed tomorrow Now he's standing by your side You touched the stars at midnight The whole world seem to shout 'Hello' Now your throat is tired and heavy And only one can go I'll be all right though I may cry The tears that flow they always dry It's just that I would rather be with you now And every time I see that star I will say a prayer for you Now and forever September blue I'll be all right though I may cry The tears that flow they always dry It's just that I would rather be with you now And every time I see that star I will say a prayer for you Now and forever September blue 'Cos I'll always love you September blue

Se sequi


Instrumental

Set me free


Wake up See the morning light This is you This is today You try so hard to get it right Can't help thinking somewhere you've lost your way When was the last time You saw a smile? There's a scream on every silent face you see They're singing set me free I got a friend who burns like a fire Says there's only thing you'll ever know It's out there somewhere Way past the sunset line Way out on the open road And me I'm always looking down Down that road out of town Each morning and night you can see me I'm singing set me free Set me free Goodnight Auberge I leave you now You must sleep while I work the day till I return To dream of you Through the night And that free, freeway

Shamrock diaries


In waves of people you can lose your feet You've got to stay hard, to the ground It gets so easy now to lose your way When you're ever outward bound A church bell ringing in the fading light Stops you dead like a cold steel wall The ghost of yesteryears is toughing you And as sure as God you'll fall And I see me and I see you I see it all just like it used to be And all the reasons why it started out Hit you hard with every bell The choir practice in the empty hall Is a sound that you know so well Like something lost inside your overcoat You find it later, by mistake You lost it all a thousand years ago And you pray it's not too late And I see me and I see you I see it all just like it used to be And I see me and I see you I see it all just like a diary Now I remember everything Yea I remember how it used to be With every note that choirboy sings And I see me and I see you I see it all just like it used to be

She closed her eyes


She closed her eyes And let the walls of her prison fall away The walls that ached with a timeless wait They had become her walls of this modern TV life She closed her eyes And let them fall away And in her dreams she is standing by an ocean She is gazing out to sea She can remember with just a fleeting glimpse That she was once free So long ago now, so long it was as if it had never been Was it a holiday She thinks it could have been, ah yes, Italy And he closes his eyes And he is gone far away Gone from all the confusion Gone from all the pain He can easily see what a pointless waste His modern life has become Chasing the gravy grain Chasing the dollar Chasing the clock Chasing his male friends Chasing the boss Chasing as it was everything It was nothing Only the sound of his own breathing was all he had At the end of the day And reasons to wonder, reasons to cry Too late for this selfish sinner who never asked why

She gave it away


She gave away all her love No reason to keep it She'd saved it for only one But he didn't need it And downtown the midnight circus Hypnotised like a spinning top Offering dreams, like the gloss magazines She had so much to give so she gave it away And all of the loves you've known There must have been someone Who gave you that starry night And whose gonna point the finger Only those who never known She lost and she cried, the tears run dry She had so much to give so she gave it away Mary was like you and I She remembers how she lay with him But to the world she's just a drunken cheap trick Red light side kick, an angel downtown The priest calls her Wednesdays And shows her a wooden cross He tells of the love he's found She thinks of the one she lost And downtown the midnight circus Hypnotised like a spinning top So easy to choose when there's nothing to lose She had so much to give so she gave it away

She's gonna change everything


There's a light shining on her window There's a great big guess breathing on her door Shame it's taken all this time All these years to find out She's gonna change everything I spend so much time sitting in shadows I feel naked to the bone but I don't care, any more Shame it's taken all this time All these years to find out She's gonna change everything Oh everybody can't you see What that angel's done to me I'm hopelessly in bits Hanging on to what I think I used to be Somebody help me please See this fool way down on his knees She's gonna change everything you see in me She's gonna change everything

Shine, shine, shine


And now the day is over And the shadows start to grow The sun has done us well today In flaming crimson he explodes And bursts of million colours That spill across the sky I turn and look at you love And I know the reason why Such a long time Like good wine Getting better every day Now you know, I'll never go So you'll always stay And our love will keep on shining Through the wind and the rain And when the day is over Our love will shine again And as the years fly over I'm feeling younger every day The love that you have given me Is more than I can say Shine, shine, shine

Sierra, Sierra


Sierra, Sierra Tell me where is this place you are from You speak of a land Filled with warm sea and sand And the ladies who lie in the sun Sierra, Sierra Your distant lights fading away Crossing those stars to the music and bars Sierra, is it just like you say ? Sheep counting never worked well Since the day that I fell For your ****** dreams Of a thousand this world's so ******* And I'm pulsed to the wind At the sight of the song and the sea Strange cigarettes Clothes so warm and so wet You can see through so quite easily Sierra, Sierra Sierra, Sierra, Please tell me you'll stay Sierra, Sierra, Till night turns to day I got so many dreams they can never run dry My bedroom's becoming a crates on the sky Filled with dancing tequilas and chickens on spits White-shirted waiters and girls with big tails Love in the night in the ways of moonlight Sierra, please tell me it fits

Since I don't see you anymore


The gas-lamp flickers in the night And jingle-jangles in the wind The pool-hall cowboys play and play 'Cos pool-hall hot shots don't go home And a lonely breeze sends shivers From a distant shore Since I don't see you anymore The morning curtains gently sway A gap throws light across the room You curse that noisy radio Even when you turn it down It tells us bad news of a distant war And I don't see you anymore Since I didn't see you Since I didn't see you Since I don't see you anymore No me da un bledo si senor Since I don't see you anymore I've always got time for one more Since I don't see you anymore And a lonely breeze sends shivers From a distant shore And the tears fall faster now love Much more than before Since I don't see you anymore Sing a song of love to me Sing a song of love to me As the shadows start to grow And I won't be sad and lonely Anymore 'Cos if you sing a song of love to me I will always find a smile That will warm my cold, cold heart Just for a while Songs of love I know so well Yea, I've seen some days and had some times Lucky boy I can hear you say You think my sun does nothing but shine

Sing a song of love to me


One more time before you go And I won't be sad and lonely No, I won't be sad and lonely Anymore

Six up


Instrumental

Smile


Smile You don't have to spend your days in clouds Hiding from the sun Take a look around and see It's not that easy for anyone Smile You don't have to put that kind of stuff On a friend like me Or anybody else you see So come on and smile Rain comes falling down on everyone Teardrops running from the sky Too many nights are spent unspoken Oh, dry your eyes Smile Cos you don't have to spend your days in clouds Hiding from the sun Take a look around and see It's not that easy Take a look around and smile

Soft top, hard shoulder


Soft top, hard shoulder See me running down that line I can't stop too much older now Let it run in overtime Run till it breaks up Overheats and explodes Pick up what's left of me Leave the rest of it way down that road Soft top, hard shoulder Soft top, hard shoulder Step in to the flame Blue centre, so much colder Won't be the same again I'm gonna run till it breaks up Overheats and explodes Pick up what's left of me Leave the rest of it way down that road Soft top, hard shoulder

Soup of the day


Well she thinks she's looking so cool She thinks she's great but she's just a fool What awful lack of class makes this kind behave this way I look and only think of one thing to say Soup, she's just soup Soup of the day She's thin around the waistline Thin around the brain You see this type so many times Time and time again How could they really think They'd be treated in any other way Everybody's looking and everybody say Soup, she's just soup Soup of the day Well you'd think they'd know better That behaving in this way They think they're being clever But I really have to say You'd better think it over You'll regret it one fine day When the circus party's over And you were just soup of the day She's just soup Soup of the day

Stainsby girls


Some girls used to kiss and run Never knew what they had done Some girls always wasted time Keep you hanging on the line Some loved horses and always stayed at home But the Stainsby girls loved the Rolling Stones Now some had games that you had to play Making rules along the way Strange attractions newly found Pride and passion kicked around Some girls stole your heart Like most girls do But a Stainsby girls could break it in two And I fell in love, I fell in love I fell in love with a Stainsby girl Deepest water Stainsby blue Names and faces fade away Memories here to stay And I fell in love, I fell in love I fell in love with a Stainsby girl

Standing in your doorway


There'll be no moon tonight And the stars won' t light the sky There are women on the streets But there's no loving in their eyes Feeling weary, tired and wishing I was standing in your doorway now There'll be dancing flames Something better cooking slow, perfume heavy And all the lanterns turned down slow Oh that lucky, oh that lucky man Who's standing in your doorway now I'm a wandering man, you'll never tie me down Lifelong sailor, but how I wish I was homeward bound At this moment, tired and wishing I was standing at your doorway now

Steel river


I was born and raised on steel river I see it all like it was yesterday The ships and bridges they were all delivered From Sydney harbour to the Cisco bay And I met my love down on steel river We served our dreams and spent our childhood days In rainy streets we'd kiss away the shivers And hide from fear inside the latest craze Dancing to Motown Making love with Carole King record playing And oh how I loved you Say goodbye steel river Ten thousand bombers hit the steel river And many died to keep her running free And she survived but now she's gone forever Her burning heart is just a memory And I ran away from life on steel river Luck or not I gladly took the break The odds were low the chances nearly zero A chance it was I had to take Say goodbye steel river They say that salmon swim in steel river They say it's good to see them back again I know it hurts to see what really happened I know one salmon ain't no good to them They were born and raised to serve their steel mother It was they taught and all they ever knew And they believed that she would keep their children Even though not a single word was true Say goodbye steel river

Stick it


The steel mill closes down tonight As the dying embers fade And all the guys are too tired for tears Checking their final pay Those razored sabres of steel they made They never got to hold So many sold, millions Silence in the bar tonight And some aren't even here And red eyes gaze uncertainly Deep down into their beer And the Holy Ghost surrounds you with faith And peace of mind And love is all around you everywhere Stick it Stick it out We're sure if you try You'll get by Find a way Stick it Stick it out We're sure if you try You'll get by Find a way They tell you it's all over They don't need you anymore You hear him shout "bring the next one in" As you're walking out the door Decisions for so many dictated by so few A free man for the first time What are you gonna do now Stick it Stick it out We're sure if you try You'll get by Find a way

Stone


Tangled dream and endless highways Bang the drum in a foreign land Sometimes I wonder what I'm chasing When all I need is the touch of your hand I've got no fixed abode out of own Babe it gets so cold Without your love I'm just a stone And we all laugh and the jokes get wilder Staying up, staying out Drinking till you fade away in to the morning And the strangest cold eats deeper still Without you sweet kiss I'm gone forever Without your touch I've no control Without your love I'm just a looser Without your love I'm just a stone

Stop


Gone too far Gone too long Messed it up completely Till everything is wrong Stop, start over, start again Too many pieces Too much to chew How can you ever win When you're so scared to loose You better stop, start over, start again Stop, start over, start again Walk away See what it looks like from here If you stay you will only drown If a mass of fear You need to sleep You need a break You got to find out before it's to late Stop, start again You better stop, start over, start again

Summer love


Once there was a summer love Long ago and far away The autumn whispers to the falling leaves Summer love can't stay This was their place, this was where Just for one moment, without cares Two lovers dreaming of how the world should be Please bring back my summer love to me Did you have to go, did I have to stay Did you have to go, away Now it's all gone, but who can forget Summer love, sweet summer love I see your shadow everywhere I feel your smile though you're not there A kiss for every star in the sky way above You'll always be my one and only summer love

Sunrise


There's something 'bout it, that feels so good From way down deep inside And now I know this heart ain't made of wood I feel the heat and I can't hide I was lonely, I was lost somewhere Suddenly I come alive I will cross the stormy clouds tonight And you'll be in my sunrise I watch you dance, I watch you turn around and leave them spinning in the air And how they'd love to pin you down You don't even know they're there You don't care, no you never will Tears of laughter in your eyes I will sleep a thousand dreams tonight And you'll be in my sunrise They try to see, they want it straight and clean But it only goes to show The more they read, the more they try to learn The more they miss, the less they know You don't care, no you never will Tears of laughter in your eyes I will sleep a thousand dreams tonight And you'll be in my sunrise

Sweet kiss


I lie awake, late at night I just don't seem to sleep at all Got so high, don't I know why Said man I got that Moon-dog call Stepping out into the street Gonna dance till my legs fall off Mister policeman say "what's wrong with you Why you behaving this way?" I said I'm hung on her sweet kiss My mama told me that the day would come So I don't need no alibi The judge looked down with a pointed frown And said "boy you got to explain why" Out on the street, late at night Dancing like a crazy fool Laughing and singing, what's wrong with you? Why you behaving this way? I said I'm hung on her sweet kiss And all the boys they're gonna laugh And all the girls gonna talk in class But I don't care, there's just no way I'm gonna let this feeling fade away I said I'm hung on her sweet kiss

Teach me to dance


I'm a boat without an ocean I'm a boat without a wave I'm a sail without a strong wind And I want someone to save, to save me Teach me to dance I'm a car without a driver I'm a plane without a wing I see you standing by my doorway But I don't know how to let you in Teach me to dance I've been watching too much TV I can't feel myself no more I'm tired of all those macho movies That ain't what this life is for I don't want to hurt nobody Just laughing, that's how I wanna be 'Cos when that brick goes through that window It don't make nobody free Teach me to dance

Tell me there's a heaven


The little girl she said to me What are these things that I can see Each night when I come home from school And mama calls me in for tea Oh every night a baby dies And every night a mama cries What makes those men do what they do To make that person black and blue Grandpa says their happy now They sit with God in paradise With angels' wings and still somehow It makes me feel like ice Tell me there's a heaven Tell me that it's true Tell me there's a reason Why I'm seeing what I do Tell me there's a heaven Where all those people go Tell me they're all happy now Papa tell me that it's so So do I tell her that it's true That there's a place for me and you Where hungry children smile and say We wouldn't have no other way That every painful crack of bones Is a step along the way Every wrong done is a game plan To that great and joyful day And I'm looking at the father and the son And I'm looking at the mother and the daughter And I'm watching them in tears of pain And I'm watching them suffer Don't tell that little girl Tell me Tell me there's a heaven Tell me that it's true Tell me there's a reason Why I'm seeing what I do Tell me there's a heaven Where all those people go Tell me they're all happy now Papa tell me that it's so

Tennis


In the morning madness and the stabbing light She pours the coffee and she says "What was wrong with you last night?" "Dreams, just dreams my love, we're half asleep" But the headline's on tennis So it seems, everything's all right There's a girl from the Midwest, with a pretty face Scratched where it itched, they said it was a disgrace "I don't wanna go to work today Wanna stay at home and watch that girl play" Do you like tennis? Yes I do There are people in boats in the middle of the sea Crying and dying like Jews Do you like tennis? Freedom is the man with the red grenade She ran out of gas, got beat and raped Do you like tennis? Well do you like tennis? Yes I do

Texas (1983)


Catch a sight of long lost summers Catch a dream inside your hands Take me where that lady comes from Take me to that far off distant land Rain comes pouring past my window Turns my sky from blue to grey I ain't never been to Texas But I sure gonna meet that lady One fine day When Texas smiles around my bedroom Who could ever turn her down Tears of joy roll down my pillow While cold north winds are blowing all around me But I don't care, my dream is westbound Far across that sky so grey I ain't never been to Texas But I sure gonna meet that lady One fine day She's my little Texas My little Texas

Texas (1989)


Warm winds blowing Heating blue sky And a road that goes forever Been thinking 'bout it lately Been watching some TV Been looking all around me At what has come to be Been talking to my neighbour And he agrees with me It's all gone crazy Well my wife returns from taking My little girl to school She's got beads of perspiration As she tries to keep her cool She says That mess it don't get no better There's gonna come a day Someone's gonna get killed out there And I turn to her and say Texas She says What? I said Texas She says What? They've got big long road out there Warm winds blowing Heating blue sky And a road that goes forever I'm going to Texas We got to get out of here We got to get out of here Well I got a little brother Several meters high Yea his built just like a quarterback And he swears he'll testify he says he's been to Texas And that's the only place to be Big stakes, big girls, no trouble there That's the place for me I'm going to Texas I'm going to Texas Watch me walking Watch me walking

That girl of mine


There's a time and place everywhere I go Where the river meets the sea Somewhere between the gates of dreams And the turning of the key There's a cutting edge there's a real fine line And it's caught in come and go And you're leaving what you thought you knew To what you've come to know When the twilight turns at the end of day And the angels kiss the moon There's a diamond sun everywhere she goes And there ain't no other way I'm gonna dream tonight By that pale moonlight till the morning comes my way I'm walking tall And I'm walking fine And I'm up there With that girl of mine And I'm standing in the twilight now Yeah I'm standing by her side Oh I'm gazing in that gate of dreams Underneath that midnight sky 'Cos there's a diamond sun everywhere she goes And there ain't no other way I'm gonna dream tonight By that pale moonlight till the morning comes my way I'm walking tall And I'm walking fine And I'm up there With that girl of mine

That's the way it goes


It don't look good, it don't look great You know what's going down you really gonna hate This is the moment, you know the score This is what your enemies have waited for You're going down and everybody knows, that's the way it goes Take a look, there ain't no doubt about it you're in real bad shape Everything that you don't need is waiting at your garden gate So take a smile, take a woe You got the rest of your life to wonder why and how Save that for later, you're far too busy now Because You're going down And everybody knows That's the way it goes

That's what they always say


At the first bell of the day They rise up from where they lay And look down with the promise in their hands A promise to get out This ain't what it's all about There's always lots of reasons for their plans When that golden sun shines through There's always one more thing to do Just one more stab into the wishing well That's what they always say I'm getting out That's what they always say Ain't that just what they always say That's what they always say Just one more little thing left in my way That's what they always say Ain't that just what they always say I'm getting out, I'm holding on I'm hanging in, the time is wrong And every morning brings another reason A piece of cake, no lion share Just one more dice and you'll be there That golden bridge is just around the bend That's what they always say I'm getting out That's what they always say Ain't that just what they always say That's what they always say Just one more little thing left in my way That's what they always say Ain't that just what they always say Tomorrow is another day The money junkie fades away That golden bridge is just around the bend That's what they always say I'm getting out That's what they always say Ain't that just what they always say That's what they always say Just one more little thing left in my way That's what they always say Ain't that just what they always say

The closer you get


Street lights start to come on I know that it's time Stop what you're doing Meet those drinking friends of mine First lady call me on the telephone She said 'Get out and die young but I'm staying at home' Now I believe in love, I believe that it's true Know I'm defenceless when I look into blue Sleepy eyes down an angel's face Don't worry honey no-one's gonna take your place The closer you get, the better you look Throw me a line 'Cos the closer you get, the more that I see We'll sure have a good time I know what you're thinking, well how do I feel? We'll there's no rules in my book Except the closer you get, the better you look Keep one foot in the showroom, one out of sight Girl I've had some close ones but I'm doing all right Gold on her fingers don't mean a thing He'll do his best to hear that sweet lady sing Now I got the time if you got the place We've got the know how and you got the face We got the power, we got no shame Come over baby, I sure do wanna light your flame 'Cos the closer you get, the better you look Throw me a line The closer you get, the more that I see We'll sure have a good time I know what you're thinking, well how do I feel? We'll there's no rules in my book Except the closer you get, the better you look

Theme from The Pantile Journals


Instrumental

The mention of your name


Time goes by And every single tear It must have well run dry And the lonely nights Become a strange accepted way And the years go past Just like the old song says The pain with time has healed It could not last But oh a friend Like a fool mentions your name Sunny days, drunken nights You smile and say It's all right But oh the cold, cold rain At the mention of your name Forgive me please If I shrug my shoulders When I put my friends at ease As I get older It's not that I don't feel colder than before Oh I've become so good at hiding What I feel without confiding It's still the same At the mention of your name

There she goes


There she goes, the one that I love The one I've been waiting for The one I've been dreaming of There she goes, but she'll never be mine Wasted all of my chances Run clean out of time There she goes with the wind in her hair And a smile on her face She doesn't know what I'd give just for one moment To be in his place Anyway Take a look, there she goes Take a look, there she goes There she goes with the wind in her hair And a smile on her face She doesn't know what I'd give just for one moment To be in his place Anyway Take a look, there she goes Take a look, there she goes

The road to hell (part 1)


Stood still on a highway I saw a woman By the side of the road With a face that I knew like my own Reflected in my window Well she walked up to my quarterlight And she bent down real slow A fearful pressure paralysed me in my shadow She said 'son what are you doing here My fear for you has turned me in my grave' I said 'mama I come to the valley of the rich Myself to sell' She said 'son this is the road to hell' On your journey cross the wilderness From the desert to the well You have strayed upon the motorway to hell

The road to hell (part 2)


Well I'm standing by the river But the water doesn't flow It boils with every poison you can think of And I'm underneath the streetlight But the light of joy I know Scared beyond belief way down in the shadows And the perverted fear of violence Chokes the smile on every face And common sense is ringing out the bell This ain't no technological breakdown Oh no, this is the road to hell And all the roads jam up with credit And there's nothing you can do It's all just pieces of paper flying away from you Oh look out world, take a good look What comes down here You must learn this lesson fast and learn it well This ain't no upwardly mobile freeway Oh no, this is the road Said this is the road This is the road to hell

The things lovers should do


Standing in the half light, wondering if you can There stands the priest of sinners, consolation in his hands Though he prays he won't need it, he keeps it by his side Waiting for the face up and the answer in her eyes All while the music's playing a backdrop serenade There's only one point of view To be doing the things, things that lovers should do Disco-queens in dancestep, moving face to face All tangled up in neon don't think it's some disgrace The blue western denim, the East Coats razor edge The European fashion, the leathers and re-threads All while the music's playing a backdrop serenade There's only one point of view To be doing the things, things that lovers should do

The Van Stomp/Glasgow horizon


Instrumental

Three angels


Nine dollars, two cents No money, no rent 8759 that's the number Be on time Bring something, don't care Whatever, be there Good woman, good loving, good feeling Three angels Eight castles, wants nine Unhappy all the time Gold headlights, can't see Sure could help him, feel free Five aces, no calls Easy action on the walls One burning, two custom, all waiting Three angels Burns, Hofner, white flats All together feeding back No mixer, no lights Good fixer, be all right Dream wishing, downtown In the windows, locked sound One burning, two custom, all waiting Three angels

Three little green candles


Instrumental

Too much pride


Say good morning this is your lucky day Most of your problems they're gonna slip away Oh I'm gonna help you, I can show you the way So give me so time my friend and hear what I say You got too much pride, too much pride Drive yourself crazy, you got too much pride Take a look at the downside anyway that you choose Out here on the upside you ain't got nothing to lose Oh I'm gonna help you, I can show you the way So give me some time my friend and hear what I say You got too much pride, too much pride Drive yourself crazy, you got too much pride Too much pride it will drive you wild It will burn your soul, cut you deep inside Drag you down, get in your way So take a look my friend listen what I say You got too much pride, too much pride Drive yourself crazy, you got too much pride

Touch... D'amour


Touch... D'amour Yours is a sunny day Of this I'm sure Blowing my clouds away I just don't know what this could do to me I only want it to be Touch... D'amour Touch... D'amour Sailing around the room like never before Could never have come too soon I want this dance to last forever For it to last forever more Touch... D'amour

True to you


When the time comes around I want you to know You can count on me When it all comes down You'll know where I'll be Standing right next to you 'Cos I'll be true to you I'll be true to you When the days grow dark And the winds grow cold I'll still be with you I'm tried and I'm tested And I won't let you down You can count on me Because I'll be true to you I'll be true to you This love that I've found It flows like a river And it's all for you The streets of this town Speak only one name And that name is you So when the time comes around I want you to know You can count on me When it all comes down You'll know where I'll be Standing right next to you Because I'll be true to you I'll be true to you

Twisted wheel


I can see him now, standing on a street corner Pastel shades and a candy stripe parallel Good time love, oh that I'd been much older Go messing with the boys from the incrowd But all I could do was wish them farewell What's that strange music What's that fully rhythm They call it Blue Beat, but you can call it young love You can call it tamla dream Down at your local Motown machine I need to be loved Down at your Twisted Wheel And I can see that little stage All the hands up in the air Bombers and blues gonna see us through Got my new lime suit mohair With a single vent sixteen inch Got my two-stroke wheels outside We only need the High Numbers now And anything on stateside Down at your Twisted Wheel

Two roads


Ain't it funny how you never can tell It always seems to hit you when it's going so well A little knowledge is a dangerous thing Now it's lawyers-at-midnight and the learning begins Let's take a walk outside in the morning sun Here ain't working out no battles to be won Oh darling take a look at you and me We both love our freedom and we'll always be Two roads You can wait a lifetime for the hammer to fall Some folks get lucky they don't see it at all We were bound to drift away from the very first day one Two different journeys and neither was wrong Let's take a walk outside in the morning sun Here ain't working out no battles to be won Oh darling take a look at you and me We both love our freedom and we'll always be Two roads Two different lifetimes we just happened to meet Traded some good times on the corner of the street We were no more than strangers attracted to one And the same sense of freedom but we'll always be on Two roads

We don't have problem


We don't have problem If we let each other be If both of us can understand What is good for you, may not be for me If we give each other lots of space If I tiptoe by your door Then we don't have a problem anymore We don't have problem, any fool can see I could never be like you Why should you wanna be like me What's so hip in doing what the leader always says When we don't have a problem, anyway If you make trouble It will get you in the end Why trade pain with somebody when We don't have a problem What's so hip in doing what the leader always says When we don't have a problem, anyway

Whatever happened to Benny Santini?


They say his chances could not have been better All the promise of a July sun in the morning sky Laughing at the peering faces From the windows of a limousine Caviar with the A & R and still only in his teens So whatever happened? I can see him now, his face lit up in neon One hand up in the air as he turns towards the crowd His songs of silver arrows they tried to roll into gold With diamond tips from painted lips Designed and ready to be sold They say he could not fall of They say he could not fail The wealth and fame would fire his flame Just as soon as his ship set sail So whatever happened? Whatever happened to Benny Santini? Whatever happened to the guy on the wall? Where did he go to if he could not fall of They tell you they don't know They don't know at all

When you know your love has died


Me, I'm just running wild Can't give you the advice you need this time You say of her, you can't decide And yet you sit and watch her cry Friend you're like the wind that blows Like the sea you come and go I'm not trying to tell you How I think that it should be 'Cos I know deep down inside That you're yearning to be free And you're only gonna think of No 1. So what am I to say No matter what you do you're gonna hurt her anyway When you know that your love has died And you know how you feel inside You've got to face up and show What you're feeling when you know Your parting words will be so untrue Just as long as it don't come down on you And you're scared to lay it on the line Just in case you change your mind I'm not trying to tell you How I think that it should be 'Cos I know deep down inside That you're yearning to be free And you're only gonna think of No 1. So what am I to say No matter what you do you're gonna hurt her anyway When you know that your love has died And you know how you feel inside You've got to face up and show What you're feeling when you know

Windy town


Driving home from the highland line We done some gigs on the Clyde and the Tyne They flew us in from a Hamburg strip The taste of Dusseldorf still on our lips And on the bus there is a friend of mine We go way back to the scene of the crime We sit up front and share a cigarette And try to remember what we tried to forget He say "Do you remember?" He say "Do you recall?" I say yeah I remember, oh, I remember it all Every time that cold wind blows Every time I hear that sound Late night trains shunting down by the river I remember windy town We come so far and we move so fast Making hay see it all go past Round the world and round again Up and down on that gravy train but every time that cold wind blows Every time I hear that sound The east coast cross winds on the cold wet stone I remember windy town The freezing corners and the empty streets The burning passion and the cold wet feet Three tricky miles home every night Dodging from the shadows underneath those amber light No car for kissing and nowhere to go Except inside each other and I loved you so I held your face as you shivered in the rain Girl I'll always love you and I'll love you again Oh everytime, everytime Every time that cold wind blows Every time I hear that sound Late night trains shunting down by the river I remember windy town Every time that cold wind blows Every time I hear that sound The east coast cross winds on the cold wet stone I remember windy town

Winning


So you say that you are tired And you wanna make a deal The way the see you turn Well that's not the way you feel Well I got news for you sunshine You may not understand You're living in a poker game And you've already shown your hand So if you can't stand up You'd better learn how to fall One thing is for certain Ain't no way out of here at all 'Cos we're winning Now we've ironed out the edges That your mother may have loved Or someone you may have wanted But you're now too way above 'Cos you're shining like a razor And we're all waiting just for you We took you up on what you said Now let's see what you can do And if you can't stand up You'd better learn how to fall One thing is for certain Ain't no way out of here at all 'Cos we're winning

Winter song


It's a cold, cold feeling On a real lazy wind That blows all the way trough you And the autumn begins How it cuts like a sabre How it chills to the bone You've got cold feet and fingers And you're thinking of home If I put my arms around you Take you in from the storm From your autumn through winter Darling I'll keep you warm My overcoat's empty Deep, wide and long I got room for you darling till your winter, till your winter has gone

Wired to the moon


Sleep tonight little girl Go right in through No-one can wake you now You're falling through your dreams Sliding down every beam 'Cos you don't know how Don't know how to hurt Don't know how to lie You just don't know how to do it You couldn't if you tried 'Cos you're wired to the moon You innocent light Will be shadows too soon Sleep little angel Stay wired to the moon Faraway in the night I saw my mother She was looking at you She said to me "My son Don't you wake that little girl Though I know you're wanting to 'Cos you're wanting to laugh And you're wanting to play Leave her in sweet dreams She may lose them one day Keep her wired to the moon" Like a girl I once knew She was once happy too Sleep little angel Stay wired to the moon

Working on it


Oh how I'd love it girl, just you and me Take the day and fly But oh this job, it's got the best of me Tell you why, tell you why Somebody above is in a desperate state Some kind of urgency, the kind that won't wait I say tomorrow, he say today And the man in my head well he tell me no way Keep working I got eight little fingers and only two thumbs Will you leave me in peace while I get the work done Can't you see I'm working Oh, oh I'm working on it Oh, oh I'm working on it Well they're coming from above me And they're coming from below Yea they're in there right behind me Everywhere that I go And my buddy, he's screaming down the telephone line He say gimme, gimme, gimme I say I ain't got the time Oh, oh can't you see I'm working on it Oh, oh I'm working on it Yea, yea, oh tell 'em How I'd love it girl, just you and me Take the day and fly But oh, this job it's got the best of me Tell you why Well they're coming from above me And they're coming from below Yea they're in there right behind me Everywhere that I go My buddy, he's screaming down the telephone line He say gimme, gimme, gimme I say I ain't got the time Oh, oh can't you see I'm working on it Oh, oh I'm working on it Oh, oh I'm working Oh, oh can't you see I'm working on it

Yes I do


In the morning she brings music Takes the dark clouds from my eyes Gives me something to hang on to When the cold wind fills the skies And you ask me do I love her Yes I do! You tell me she could leave me This love could make me cry All I know is I want it And I feel it deep inside So just ask me do I love her Yes I do! Tomorrow is tomorrow I just know about today In this great big world Would it be too much to see Little joy come my way So just ask me do I love her Yes I do!

You can go your own way


You can go your own way You can go your own way It doesn't matter what the others say 'Cos you can go your own way You can go your own way You've got a ring on your finger A chain around your heart and your soul Searching for an answer Looking for your own control Walk away from the leader Walk away form the books Walk away from the TV Take a long hard look And you can go your own way

You must be evil


I come home from work I see my little girl She's crying on the floor She's been watching that TV This ain't late no, this ain't even dinner time To show them things on that screen What's wrong with you You must be evil Oh I know why you do it You're just looking for sensation You got a hold of something You tell us that it's news You don't have to show that stuff Can't you show us some respect You can tell us we don't need to see it We don't need those cheap effects You must be evil You must be evil I wish you were here You don't have to show that stuff You ain't fooling no-one You made my little girl cry I wish you were here We all know why you do it Sometimes you even slow it down You're giving out some bad ideas here I can't believe that you don't realise You must be evil

You're not a number


You can feel your nerve endings They've been dead before today You can feel them rising Feel them rising all the way You've got grease on your fingers oil on your face Happy completely chasing the pace Happy to find out even this late You're not a number There's a new sense of freedom Come banging on your door Deep down inside you You've seem it all somewhere before Somewhere in the past Somewhere in a dream It's got you completely And you know what it means Happy to find out even this late You're not a number There's a new sense of freedom Come banging on your door Deep down inside you You've seem it all somewhere before You've got grease on your fingers oil on your face Happy completely chasing the pace Happy to find out even this late You're not a number

Your warm and tender love


I was lost in the deep and darkest night No direction, not a single hope in sight When I saw a fire burning brightly through The storm that raged above In the shadows of your warm and tender love I was a stranger to the land and life around In constant danger, being hurt by what I found And of hurting what I treasured most Foolish eagle never dove Till I fell upon your warm and tender love In the shadows of your warm and tender love Now I gaze in peace at the lonely sky That is raging high above Safe in the shadows of your warm and tender, tender love In the shadows of your warm and tender love

* GOD'S GREAT BANANA SKIN *


1. Nothing to fear 2. Miles Is A Cigarette 3. God's Great Banana Skin 4. 90's Blues 5. Too Much Pride 6. Boom Boom 7. I Ain't The Fool Here 8. There She Goes 9. I'm Ready 10. Black Dog 11. Soft Top, Hard Shoulders

1. Nothing To Fear


I feel your heat in dusty whispers The wind is cold around your moon It's getting hard to keep our distance I know your time is coming soon Don't point your dream on my horizon Don't take your rose too far from home Please don't forget we're not each other Each soul has black thorns of his own I see you dancing Your song is clear You've got to show me Got to show me There's nothing to fear Nothing to fear I have my loved ones you have yours So let us gaze upon the feast In God's own name let's eat together In God's own name please come in peace See how our children play together While you and me we stand alone I know we never be each other If I leave you leave me alone I see you dancing Your song is clear You've got to show me Got to show me There's nothing to fear Nothing to fear

2. Miles Is A Cigarette


The weak and hazy shades of winter sun Come shining through Lifting fog from the trees and a gentle warm breeze Send it up into the blue Blue sky and you come creeping through my soul Goodbye our love smoking too And the sound of those Italian engines Are much more the sound of you Miles was a cigarette smokey and long Gonna miss what I never had Now that cigarette is gone

3. God's Great Banana Skin


Don't you ever think no-one's better than you Don't you ever think no-one's better than you Go down my road running just as fast as I can Nobody knows which is the better way 'Cos when that man in the sky points his finger at you Don't you ever think no-one's better than you God's great banana skin Don't you laugh at nobody You'll let the bad luck in God's great banana skin It's the way that it gets you With every day good luck comes in the strangest of ways

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