THE
MICK RONSON LYRICSPAGE

 

 

 

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MICK RONSON
SLAUGHTER ON 10TH AVENUE

Love Me Tender

Love me tender, love me sweet,
never let me go.
You have made my life complete,
and I love you so.

Love me tender, love me true,
all my dreams fulfilled.
For my darlin' I love you,
and I always will.

Love me tender, love me long,
take me to your heart.
For it's there that I belong,
and we'll never part.

Love me tender, love me true,
all my dreams fulfilled.
For my darlin' I love you,
and I always will.

Love me tender, love me dear,
tell me you are mine.
I'll be yours through all the years,
till the end of time.

Love me tender, love me true,
all my dreams fulfilled.
For my darlin' I love you,
and I always will.

 

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MOTT THE HOOPLE
SATURDAY GIG

Saturday Gig

(Ian Hunter)


Sixty-nine was cheapo wine,
Have a good time,
What your sign?
Float up to the Roundhouse
On a Sunday afternoon.


In Seventy we all agreed
A King's Road flat was the place to be
'Cause Chelsea girls are the best in the world for company.


In Seventy-one all the people come
Lost a few seats but it's just in fun
Take the Mick out of Top of the Pops
We play better than they do
(yeah, yeah, yeah) In Seventy-two we was born to lose
We slipped down snakes into yesterday's news
I was ready to quit
But then we went to Croydon


Do you remember the Saturday gigs?
We do, we do
Do you remember the Saturday gigs?
We do, we do


The tickets for the fantasy were twelve and six a time
A fairy tale on sale


Oh, Seventy-three was a jambouree
We were the dudes and the dudes were we.
(oh oh oh oh oh)
Did you see the suits and the platform boots?
(oh dear, oh boy, ...)


In Seventy-four on the Broadway tour
We didn't much like dressing up no more
Don't wanna be hip - but thanks for a great trip.


Do you remember the Saturday gigs?
We do, we do
Do you remember the Saturday gigs?
We do, we do
But now the kids pay a couple of quid
'Cause they need it just the same
It's all a game
A grown-up game


But you got off on those Saturday gigs
And we did, we did
'Cause you got off on those Saturday gigs
And we did, we did
And we got off on those Saturday gigs
And you did, you did
And we got off on those Saturday gigs
'Cause you did, you did


Don't you ever forget us
We'll never forget you
He's going to sleep now [...?]
You better be good, right? (ha ha ha)
See you next time [...?]
Go on for now [...?]

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MICK RONSON
PLAY DON'T WORRY

 

THIS IS FOR YOU

This is for you! How are you doing? It's been a while.
Where have you been? What have you seen? And did you smile?
Like I'm Supposed to do
Like I remeber you

This is for me. How am I doing? Oh I'm doing fine…
Where have I been? What have I seen? Only your smile
While thinking of me and you.
And of the times with you
Like I'm supposed to do.

DooDoodo…………..

Aaaahh…This is for us. Until tomorrow I'll say goodbye
Believe me I must. If I where to stay. I'd only cry.
While thinking of me and you.
And of the times with you.
Like I'm supposed to do

Aaaaahhh………

 

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MICK RONSON
HEAVEN AND HULL

 

WHEN THE WORLD FALLS DOWN

Practical Peter was doing very well,
Life couldn't be sweeter, not as far as he could tell
But then came a lightning bolt out of the blue,
sent him straight to hell.....

That's when the world falls down, right on your head, oh yeah
When the world falls down and it's really very sad.

Riches or ruins, It's really all the same.
You better watch what you're doing, It could all go down the drain.
And just when you think your ship has come in
- watch out - here comes a wave.

That's when the world falls down, right on your head, oh yeah
When the world falls down and it's really very sad.

ooooooohhhhhhhh

Sally was singing, as she stepped out of the car.
Church bells were ringing and the vicar knew his part.
But right then the bridegroom decided he'd had
a change of heart.

That's when the world falls down, right on your head, oh yeah
When the world falls down and it's really very sad.
World falls down, falls down, oh yeah
That's when the world falls down and it's really very sad.......

 

 

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IAN HUNTER

Once Bitten Twice Shy

(Ian Hunter)

Well the times gettin' hard for you little girl
I'm a hummin' and a strummin' all over God's world
you don't remember when you got your last meal
and you forgot just how a woman feels
you didn't know what rock n' roll was
until you met a drummer on a Greyhound bus
I got there in the nick of time
before he got his hands across your state line


well in the middle of the night
on the open road
and the heater don't work and it's oh-so cold
you're gettin' tired, you're lookin' kinda beat
the music of the street, drive you off your feet
you didn't know how rock n' roll looked
until you caught your sister with a guy from the crew
half-way home in the parking lot
by the look in her eyes she was givin' what she got


Once bitten twice shy, babe


Woman you're a mess gonna die in your sleep
all the blood on my hand and my Les Paul heat
I can't leave you home cos you're runnin' around
my best friend told me you're the best trick in town


You didn't know that rock n' roll burned
so you bought a candle and you loved and you learned
you got the rhythm, you got the speed
mamma's little baby likes it short and sweet


Once bitten twice shy, babe


I didn't know ya got a rock n' roll record
until a saw your picture on another guy's jacket
you told me I was the only one
and look at you now, well it's dark as it's dumb


Once bitten twice shy, babe

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Who Do You Love

(Ian Hunter)

Driving off in the rain and snow
Oh the jets ain't jumping cause the clouds too low
I wanna know
I wanna know
I wanna know
The ice on the window the [howl?] and the sea
Who do you love is it him or is it me
Hey hey I wanna know


I called Detroit city on the telephone
The man on the line tell me you ain't home
I wanna know
Who's that voice
What's [...?]
There's a deep red glow in the early morning sky
Who do you love better make up your mind


Don't wanna buy love
Don't wanna try love
I just want your love babe


Hey alright!


Well its five in the morning and the place is dead
I'm gonna rest my body on a empty bed
Who do you love
I gotta know
What's his name baby
What's your game
Make up your mind are you his are you mine
When you get back I ask you one more time
Hey hey!
Hey hey!

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Lounge Lizard

(Ian Hunter)

Well I picked her up on a Saturday night
Pool hall poison but she felt alright
Oh dear what a sight when I saw her in the light of day
She was a sweet easy sleazer of the highest degree
Oh you should hear the stories she was laying on me
We really got it on as she held my point of view


Oh! She's a lounge lizard
Coming on strong
Who you fooling
Its me you're with
Lounge lizard
Come on come on
You got to be joking
Give give give yeah


Well I don't care if your sisters a john
I don't mind where your momma come for
Just give it to me
Just pull it through me
Alright


[Golly?] is a dolly got makeup on
I don't mind just keep your raincoat on
No hesitation no reputations to scale us


Oh! She's a lounge lizard
Coming on strong
Who you fooling
Its me you're with
Lounge lizard
Come on come on
You got to be joking
Give give give


Hey hey hey hey hey hey


Oh! She's a lounge lizard
Coming on strong
Who you fooling
Its me your with
Lounge lizard
Come on come on
You got to be joking
Just give give give


Oh! She's a lounge lizard
Coming on come on
Who you fooling
Its me your with
Lounge lizard
Come on come on
You got to be joking
Give give give


I said give give give
Give give give
Give give give
Give give give
Give give give

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Boy

(Ian Hunter/Mick Ronson)

Genocidal tendencies are silly to extreme
After all you're still quite small you don't know where you've been
You was only swearing yesterday
Oh you want to win the world away
But now you got nothing to say-ay-ay


Boy you're getting out of hand
You've got to make a stand
So put the coke away
Boy you got the do the show
Got to let the people know
You got the strength to stay


I can see you run
I can see you hide
Oh your heart is aching
Lost in a dream of what might have been
You're the guide
You're the number one
And your knees are shaking
Stand and deliver in an endless dream


Schizophrenic, photogenic, aggravates you so
Oh the yes men
Have a guess man
Watch the spirit go
Batman zips the monster as he bleeds
And gets up on the buzz he needs
And a kid on the street just reads
and reads and reads and reads
and reads and reads and reads


Boy its them hard case city blues
Cagney is the news
Does the giant ring a bell
Boy its the Hudson East river cruise
Its the empire state of booze
Oh you know the story well


Do you have to run
Do you have to hide
There's a new tomorrow
Yes you're a mess
But you're more than less
When this battles won
You can look inside
Oh you did not borrow
Yes you're the best
But you still can't rest
You know you know
The carnival is closed
Your street's alive with ghosts
But a friend says don't look back
Don't look back don't look round
Your vision is your fate
Through long electric nights
When a woman helps you write
Na na na
Na na na
Na
Na na na
Na na na


Cheer up mate put the dramas in the past
See you did not have to fast
Euphemism lasts and lasts and lasts
And lasts and lasts and lasts
And lasts and lasts
Boy if you've got an axe to grind
Be thankful for this time
For it gives you what you need
Boy you've got an eighty-eight to play
It'll tell you what to say
It'll tell you when to breathe
Boy take a turn back heading west
Turn the people on to Beau Geste
Cause that's what you did the best
Boy play the pipes till they're old and worn
Sing the words till they fall forlorn
Like the pieces of a jigsaw jet
Boy don't let the earth get in your face
its a middle-aged displace
Its the middle-age the [...?]
Boy we're a million miles away
And to think its so [...?]
Take a chance on a one way ride
Boy shoot a rocket clean out of your mind
Oh these people ain't your kind
No they ain't your kind at all
Boy shoot a rocket clean out of your brain
No these people ain't the same
You can hear another call
Boy the [other book?] starts with [no?]
They don't show us how to grow
They only show us how to win
Boy the answers in the bicycle shed
Ain't no answers now they're dead
To seek is a mortal sin
Hey you know boy let your madness be the clue

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3,000 Miles From Here

(Ian Hunter)

Fare thee well, gentle maid,
I'll see you on your way;
And the sun will rise tomorrow
And wash my sins away.
For I know that I've abused you
But I only had a day.
And I know that's why you left me
In your own sad little way -
I am gone - disappeared
But I hear a young dove crying
3000 miles from here.


Some would say you were a loser
'Cause you play a loser's game,
But then if I am a winner,
Why then am I so ashamed?
If you hear a young dove crying,
You'll know it's me to blame.
For I never got her number;
I never knew her name.
Now she's gone - disappeared.
But I hear a young dove crying
3000 miles from here.

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The Truth, The Whole Truth, Nuthin' But The Truth

(Ian Hunter)

Lonely days lonely nights
Hoping thing's gonna turn out right
You had me hanging on a string
For you I did most anything
You don't give me no
The truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth
Its a blind mans eye baby ain't no youth
The truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth
Don't need your lies I got my proof


Put your face up to my window
Ask me baby what did I see
Well I know I know you ain't right
I know you ain't right for me
You don't give me no
The truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth
Gods little baby's got nothing to shoot
The truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth
Get your kicks on a different route
All I want is the truth
All I want is the truth


All I want is
The truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth
Blind mans eye baby ain't no use
The truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth
Don't need your lies I got nothing to prove
The truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth
Gods little baby's got nothing to shoot
The truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth
Get your kicks on a different route
Don't hurt ya
Don't hurt ya
The truth don't hurt ya
The truth don't hurt ya
Don't hurt ya don't hurt ya
The truth don't hurt ya
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It Ain't Easy When You Fall

(Ian Hunter)

You used to float just like a boat upon the tide
You used to run when things were done you used to hide
You talk of ships you talk of boats you talk of games
And now you're down you ain't around its such a shame
Cause you got something to give
Something to hold onto
Why don't you live
And you just forget about fixing up fate
Maybe you'd stop pick yourself up
Now its too late Oh
It ain't easy when you fall
It ain't easy when you fall
It ain't easy when you fall
No it ain't no good at all


You didn't know this world ain't slow you gotta move
You made no sound I watched you drown I watched you loose
Your loneliness you knew it best but its a drag
Cause in the end I lost a friend I feel so sad
Cause you had something to give
Something to hold onto
Why did you live
If you just forgot about fixing up fate
You'd be here you'd be near
Now it's too late Oh
It ain't easy when you fall
It ain't easy when you fall
It ain't easy when you fall
No it ain't no good at all
Oh-oh hey
It ain't easy when you fall
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Shades Off (spoken)

(Ian Hunter)

Where do you go when you've somewhere to run
But the time isn't right and there's things to be done
And you're trapped half-way up, you don't want to go back
So you keep going on - compromising the lack


And you see the green fields as you travel on by
And you look at the things you'd forgotten to try
And you wish you were young and you wish you were old
For the songs always sung and the stories been told


And you thought you were different but what did it mean
For you tricked yourself trying - life's still unseen
As it is, as it was, as it always will be
Will you find out at all what it is to be free


See it never was easy to live with a head
So I kept to the back room and I live there instead
What comes from the front-room is only for "Friends"
I have a bay window but that's where it ends


And it's here I see pictures and my madness is clear
And there's no longer logic so therefore no fear
And I'm almost dead with uncontrollable light
Sometimes when I've written a song - it's alright...

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I Get So Excited

(Ian Hunter)

I hear a thousand drums a million miles away
I feel the Wembley rock I get a buzz off a big parade
I get the music
Everywhere
Get off on the music
If this is the end there I don't care
I get so excited
So excited
Call me a fan that's just what I am
I said I I I I I get
So excited
So excited
My nerves are alive
I feel like a knife
I said I get so excited


I hear a choir singing way up above the sea
I feel the sound a-changing as the night rocks a spell on me
I get the music
Everywhere
Get off on the music
If this is the end there I don't care I get
So excited
So excited
I'll throw you a line come far behind
I said I I I I I get
So excited
So excited
Its happening so fast
And the drummers a blast
I said I get so excited
By your mind oh yeah oh yeah
Excited by your warmth oh yeah oh yeah
Excited by your body oh yeah oh yeah
Excited by your...
Ha ha ha ha
Oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah right! I get
So excited
So excited
Band on the run just for the fun
I said I I I I I get
So excited
So excited
It lasts and it lasts
Get up off your past
I said I I I I I I I get
So excited
So excited
Call me a fan that's just what I am
I said I I I I I I I get
So excited
So excited
My nerves are alive
I feel like a knife
I said I I I I
I I I I
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Hey hey!

 

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HUNTER/RONSON
YUI ORTA

American Music

(Ian Hunter)

I have a dream-its only one dream
But I know dreams can come true
And I have a wish-its only one wish
But I know wishes can too


I wanna be-faraway from here
With those honky tonk heroes-burnin' my ears-oh


Love American music-I play it all night long
Just me n' records-n' a vivid imagination
I love to dance in the mirror-I practice every single word
And it seems to me American music-is all I've ever heard
Oh oh oh-oh oh oh its lonely on the underground
I sit and watch my world go round n' round n' round n' round n' round
I sit and watch the world go round


I hear the sons of Memphis-I hear the brothers or Harlem
I hear the Nashville Cats n' the rag time mamas outa New Orleans
I hear the Windy City-I hear a gospel singers hymn-and it seems to me
American music is all there's ever been


C'mon baby oh oh -oh oh-oo-oo
I love the names of the cities-I hear the echo echoing
And it seems to me American music is all there's ever been

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The Loner

(Ian Hunter)

I was born
On the 3rd of June-hard labor-Gemini moon
I was raised
In a country town-livin' dead were all puttin' me down
And my flesh and blood-my flesh and blood
Kicked me out - they never understood that..
That its alright-its alright- its alright to be a loner


Skin and bone, skin and bone, lean lookin' won't you let me take you home
How about is babe, how about , a little love 'til the money runs out
We'll give 'em hell babe, we'll give 'em hell
I ain't the kind that's gonna kiss and tell
I'm alright -you know I'm alright- its alright to be a loner
Its alright-its alright- its alright to be a loner


Turn out the lights-bring on the night- oh baby I'm a loner


I got my bags-I got my boots- I got ma wits about me-I got my roots
I gotta guitar-40 years old- I'm gonna play it til the stories been told


We'll knock 'em dead girl-we'll knock 'em dead
So when you think o' me remember what I said
Its alright girl-its alright girl- its alright to be a loner...
Its alright-you know its alright-its alright to be a loner
Tonights the night I'm gonna strap you in tight
oo baby, I'm the loner

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Women's Intuition

(Ian Hunter)

Through the haze the mirror cries-hits you right between the eyes
You don't know-but you got the judas in you babe
You can't trust
You can't deliver
Always whinin' you were sold down the river
I gave you-the best years of-your miserable life


Where did you go wrong girl, where did you go wrong
Where did you go wrong babe-nice try, wrong guy
You're gonna wind up on your ass-you should have listened to your
WOMEN'S INTUITION


You can come (run)-but you can't hide-something messed you up inside
Ain't my fault-don't blame me-if you're dazed and confused
You're a lie, you're a television, tryin't drag into your prison
Had enough o'sleepin' rough-its over with you


where did you go wrong babe
Where did you go wrong
Where did you go wrong girl
Nice try
Goodbye
You're gonna wind up on your ass-you should;ve listened to your
WOMEN'S INTUITION


Tarred by the same old feathers-guess we got to stick together
But I say to you-don't ever invade-my destiny
Bad enough I ain't normal, give up tryin't make me formal
What I need when I bleed
Don't mean nothing to you


Where did you go wrong babe, where did you go wrong
Where did you go wrong girl
Dumb moves, no class
You're gonna wind up on your ass-you should 've listened to your
WOMEN'sINTUITION

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Tell It Like It Is

(Ian Hunter/Mick Ronson)

Do you remember truth-you used to tell it everyday
Oh what a feelin'-there was nuthin' in the way
I won't get excited- if you don't slash your wrists
oh oh oh-something is gravely amiss
You gotta tell it like it is


Whats the matter baby- cat got your tongue?
You bin creepin' 'round the alleyways-all night long
You can't hide a secret-more than a week
oh oh oh- we gotta get to the bottom of this
You gotta tell it like it is


Hangin' on a corner- of the danger zone
Just another nightmare- let me take you home


C'mon baby, c'mon baby

You've gotta tell it like it is...

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Livin' in a heart

(Ian Hunter)

Once upon a time, somewhere in the back of my mind
I fell in love with you
But then, everything went wrong, I couldn't even write a song
There was nothing to look forward to


I don't go out very much, I'm always home on my own
Baby I was just too blind to see
I wasn't to conquer the world but the world had a mind of its own
Maybe I tried a little too hard
Maybe I pushed you away too far


Gotta room in your heart for a lonely heart
Gotta room in your heart for two
It might be nice-living in a heart with you


So sing and all the world will shine, somewhere in this nursery rhyme
A happy ending lies-for all the lovers with the lonely eyes
Easy come-easy go-this is just to let you know
Baby I apologize


How could I turn away love, how could I turn into stone
How could I turn my back on you
I wanted to be a success but success ever leaves you alone
Maybe I tried a little too hard
Maybe I pushed you way too far

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Big Time

(Ian Hunter)

One more town on the merry-go-round
One more room with no view
One more punk eatin' nothing but junk
Trin' to make a phone call to you
Well maybe I'll never, get myself together
But something's in the back of my mid
It only takes one call-you can laugh at 'em all
You're never too small to hit the big time


One more slob feeling sick as a dog
After one more night on the booze
One more dive more dead that alive
Tryin' to get my message through
Now, maybe I'll never get my self together
Maybe its the end of the line
But I'm having a ball-bouncin' off the walls
You're never too small to hit the big time


You're never too small, you're never too small
You're never to small to hit the big time
They can make you crawl, they can make you fall
But you're never to small to hit the big time
You're never too small, you're never to small
You're never too small to hit the big time
If you're fat, if you're bald it don't matter at all
'cos you're never to small-I said you're never to small


To hit the big time (Yes indeed)
(The big time(- limousines)
(The big time)-you can have it all
(The big time)- I say you're never too small


One more crowd shoutin'-turn it up loud
One more rose at my feet
One more ring from that cute little thing
One more reason to cheat
Well, maybe I'll never get myself together
Maybe its the end of the line...

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Cool

(Ian Hunter)

You might be a celebrity-everybody sits up and begs
You might be the sexiest thing since God invented legs
You might be a dictator, a dealer or a saint
Cool is here to tell you when you're cool and when you ain't
If you lose your cool-if you lose your cool-if your cool don't work
If your cool's gone fishin' you ain't nothing but a cool jerk


Now you might be a nazi-lookin' for a friend
You might be a beginning- looking for an end
Some folks go for the ice and snow-some like it Florida hot
Cool is here to tell you what is cool and what is not


You can write a book about the money you took
You and pose on the cover nude
You can flip on an ego trip-time'll do the cover on you
But don't you ever cross me dude
'Cos that ain't cool, that's an attitude


You might be a macho man
Do 50 million sit-ups a day
You might be an expert, with something important to say
You might be an evangelist-livin' on the wages of sin
Cool is here to tell you what is out and what is in

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Beg a Little Love
(Hunter/McNasty)

Life takes a little piece of you away
Most everyday of your life
Oh learn to get wise, you learn to compromise-
You learn to criticise yourself
I guess we all grow up 'cos one day everything-
seems so further from the truth
And you try to find yourself- in this endless youth
I said you try to find yourself-and you
Beg a little love


Fate takes another stab at your face
And you can never cease to resist
And you take it on the chin-that old sucker punch again
Reminds you what you've missed
When the colors blazed and your jealousy raged
You were so sensitive to every touch
And it ain't to forget in this endless youth
So you find a perfect stranger- and you
Beg a little love


What do you get in the end
Did you really need that friend
Your emotions dulled to save your heart
From failing at the hardest part
But you still get down on your knees
I said you get down n your knees
And you beg


Now there's nothing left to laugh at
Nothing left to say-nothing left do
There's nothing left-so there's nothing left to ask for
But you still get down on your knees- and you beg


These words are my sacrificial lamb
Burnin' a hole down my heart
Dancin' down that river of no return
You know you missed that boat- but you still get
down on your knees


Afterall o' those years
Afterall o' those fears
Afterall o' those dreams
Afterall o' those screams
Aferall o' those nights
Afterall o' those fights


When my mind had gone, when both o' my minds had gone
When my minds had gone


I'm still a child
And I get down on my knees and I beg
Beg a little love



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Sons N' Lovers

(Ian Hunter)

I was your baby-you were my girl
When I asked you to marry me- the tears fell


Sons N' lovers, sons n' lovers, waving
My childhood goodbye-it seems so sad
Well how long have you been my best friend
This won't be the end of
Sons n' lovers-sons n' lovers--she won't wanna talk anymore about it


You were my lady- I was your number one
When I said I was leaving- tears run


Sons n' lovers-sons n' lovers, breakin'
Tryin' not to hurt each others hearts
Well how long can we exist- I know
We can't go on like this
Sons n' lovers-son's and lovers--I don't wanna lie anymore


Was that you I saw--walkin' out along the shore
Was that you I saw-talkin' to him
Was that you i saw-puttin' his hands in yours
Thats alright ma- you can still love him
Thats alright ma- you can still love
And through the years-you know- we will remember
Time will never take old times away
How long for you to discover that- there still some strings attached to
Sons n' lovers-sons and lovers
But I don't wanna play anymore
Sons n' lovers


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DALBELLO
WHOMANFOURSAYS

 

Gonna Get Close To You

I like to look at shadows
sweating on the wall
I get excited when I hear
footsteps in the hall

la la la la la la la la la la - a

ooh

outside your balcony
I have a room with a view
and I'm watching you
I dial your telephone
each and every afternoon
I wait by your door
'till your asleep at night
and when your alone
I'm there when you turn out the light

you fumble for the keys
I'm six or seven steps behind you
I'm so close to you
are you terrified of me
what do I know 'bout you
how did I find out?

you think I'm a fool
maybe some kind of lunatic
say I'm wasting my time
but I know what to do with it
it's as plain as black and white

I'm Gonna Get Close To You
oh oh so close to you
I'm Gonna Get Close To You
oh oh so close

if you knew my infinite charm
oh oh there'd be no reason to be so alarmed
maybe I'm wrong maybe I'm right
maybe I'm some kind of lunatic
you say I'm wasting all my time
but I know what to do with it
it's as plain as black and white

I'm Gonna Get Close To You
oh oh so close to you
I'm Gonna Get Close To You
I'm Gonna Get so...


I'm Gonna Get Close To You
oh oh so close to you
I'm like a hungry criminal

and your protection is minimal
so minimal

I'm Gonna Get..
I'm Gonna Get Close To You

I'm Gonna Get Close

I'm Gonna Get Close To You
so close

I'm Gonna Get Close To You
so close

 

Devious Nature

she got married when the time was right
virgin on her wedding night
she wasn't one for a storybook romance
but he's king of the castle no questions asked

Devious Nature no chance to grow
he had one intention she had no control
Devious Nature she was his to own
he had no intention of letting go

he was never to emotional
real men don't cry at all
ornaments adorn her face
glamour is a woman's place

Devious Nature
they were always told
not to break the silence
not to break the mold

Devious Nature
can be dangerous
when there is no balance
someone's powerless

"I believed we'd never change", she said
"now we're rivals while we play pretend"
little girls are delicate
brush up on their etiquette
giggle and play hard-to-get
little boys are tough-as-bricks
they brush up on their politics
become heroes, become mavericks

Devious Nature
they were always told
not to break the silence
not to break the mold

she was a virgin on her wedding night
she got married when the time was right
you know real men
real men don't cry at all

such Devious Nature

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 She Pretends

 

she pretends it's you

when she's giving him her mouth, her words, her tenderness

she pretends it's you

who's holding her and showing her compassion

when he wants her nakedness

she pretends you're sharing secrets with her

never holding back the truth

she pretends you're stealing moments together

arm in arm with you when she's with him

she pretends you're laughing and crying together

swimming in waves of endless pleasure

she pretends you're touching her face with yours

when he's turning in his sleep

she makes-believe she can hear your voice telling her you understand everything that she's feeling

when he doesn't say a word

she believes you understand her more than he ever will

even though you're barely friends

 

oh oh oh

no---she just can't get it right

no---matter how hard she try

no---matter what she do

she still pretends it's you

 

she was one of your disciples long before you drew her in

worshipped the safety of your embrace

there are pagan gods and demagogues and ordinary men

you sing to her, and Romance is your name, your name

never worries about, never harbours a doubt

you're the fabric that she clings to:

wrap her up in binding gravity

like an alienated lover who's been robbing herself blind

pretending she's a thief but the only thing she steals is Time:

she's gonna take it in her hands

she's gonna spend it all on you

until she's broke without a moment left to spare

she's building up immunities

building up immunities

and that's all she's ever done

 

oh oh oh

no---she just can't get it right

no---matter how hard she try

no---matter what she do

she still pretends it's you

no---matter how hard she try

no---matter what she do

no---she just can't get it right

'cause she still pretends it's you

 

even though you're barely friends

Romance in your name

she pretends

Romance in your name

she pretends

no---she just can't get it right

Romance in your name

no---matter how hard she try

Romance in your name

she pretends

Romance in your name

she pretends

 

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Wait For An Answer

someone told me to call

so I did and no-one answered

and I don't hear a sound

but I know that someone's laughing

I'm trying hard to keep my confidence

you take advantage of my innocence

 

where are you? how are you?

I Wait For An Answer

Wait For An Answer

it's been so long, I'll hold on

and Wait For An Answer

Wait For An Answer

 

no-one knows you

what you go through

oh but I do

phone keeps ringing

no-one knows what you're thinking

oh but I do, I do, I do

 

they were laughing at you

and I held out my hand

I was trying to get through

without losing again

 

where are you? how are you?

I Wait For An Answer

Wait For An Answer

it's been so long, I'll hold on

and Wait For An Answer

Wait For An Answer

 

what's that you say?

I can't hear you

are those words meant for me

like they appear to be?

the tension in my voice

awakes you

you know who I am

but my name escapes you

 

they were calling for you

and you started to run

if they asked about you

I wouldn't tell anyone

 

where are you? how are you?

I Wait For An Answer

Wait For An Answer

it's been so long, I'll hold on

and Wait For An Answer

Wait For An Answer

Wait For An Answer

 

the kind of woman I am

I don't think that you can't understand

but there are moments when you

can read the lines on my face

don't look at me now

look at me now

Look At Me NOW

 

where are you? how are you?

I Wait For An Answer

Wait For An Answer

it's been so long, I'll hold on

and Wait For An Answer

Wait For An Answer

you make me wait

you make me wait

 

someone told me to call

 

 

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Animal

tight security

inside the zone

crude obscenities

sticks and stones

friend or enemy?

you and I are the same

flesh and blood

we are Animal

 

drunk with savagery

sweet to the taste

brutilizing heat

pick up the pace

and lay your hands on me

you and I are the same

flesh and blood

we are Animal

we are Animal

 

dance with me, dance with me---forget my name

you don't speak my toungue, mais vous comprenez

when we're skin to skin maybe we might say:

we are flesh and blood

we are Animal

 

man hunt animal

thrill of the chase

trophy on the wall

imperial race

eleoquent and powerful

all are one

we are all

flesh and blood

we are Animal

we are Aminal

 

do you wanna dance? (dance with me), do you wanna dance? (dance!--forget my name!)

you don't speak my toungue, but I know you understand me

when we're skin to skin maybe we might say:

we are flesh and blood

we are Animal

we are Animal

Animal, Animal

skin, skin to skin

we are Animal

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Cardinal Sin

we fell into their trap

they stood naked before our eyes

sacred beads in their hands

before we knew it we were in their command

 

all day--all night

they prayed for our souls

and we prayed for our lives

all day--again and again

they never let us forget about

Cardinal Sin

 

inescapable facts

tied us up like conditional contracts

 

all day--all night

we prayed for our souls

and they played with our lives

all day--again and again

we swore that we'd never become one of them

 

we didn't know where to begin

with or without

Cardinal Sin

we didn't know where to begin

with or without--with or without

 

years of bold tradtion bound with piety

slow manipulation cause anxiety

they try to make us guilty with our innocence

so we never know the difference

 

all day--all night

they danced for our souls

and we prayed for our lives

all day--again and again

we swore that we'd never become one of them

 

we didn't know where to begin

with or without

Cardinal Sin

we didn't know where to begin (renounce our vows)

with or without

Cardinal Sin

we didn't know where to begin (or do we confess)

with or without

Cardinal Sin

 

all day--all night

they never let us forget Cardinal Sin

all day-again and again

we swore that we'd never become one of them

all day--all night

they never let us forget Cardinal Sin

 

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Guilty By Association

 

she turned

a twisted smile

i....felt her envy

and then suddenly she turned and bared her teeth in distaste

and I said, "what would you know--how could you ever know?"

 

his mouth

was a tight cruel line

i recognized it's implications:

he had a snapshot---

it was a photo of us

we were Guilty

By Association

 

with one easy stroke--

my entire world was zero

 

what do you mean by that?

a series of events strung together....

a matter of chance becomes

a matter of fact

 

with one easy stroke, one slight gesture

my entire world was zero

with one easy stroke-one light gesture

my entire world was zero

 

his mouth

a twisted smile

i recognized it's implications

a snapshot

we were Guilty

By Association

 

 

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Path Of Least Resistance

 

get away--i'm warning you

while she undresses behind the door

stop staring at her like a man who's

never seen a whore before

she was sixteen when Mother left her at the station

crying tears of silent indignation

 

then he looked at her with those eyes

it was enough to make a man cry

she knew it in an instance

he took the Path of Least Resistance

 

taught the art of surfacing

with 99-proof ink

at an early age she learned it doesn't matter

what she think

lock the door--strip away her virtue

you're a bastard--all she wants to do is hurt you

 

then you look at her with those eyes

it was enough to make a man cry

she knew it in an instance

took the Path Of Least Resistance

 

what's a little girl to do?

she receives a visit in the dark

no imminent sign of danger

but the familiar hand has left its mark

lock the door--lock the door!

kind words turn dirty

"promise not to say a word"

daddy please don't hurt me

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