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summer of '69


i got my first real six-string
bought it at the five-and-dime
played it til my fingers bled
it was the summer of 69

me and some guys from school
had a band and we tried real hard
jimmy quit and jody got married
i shoulda known we'd never get far

oh when i look back now
that summer seemed to last forever
and if i had the choice
ya - i'd always wanna be there
those were the best days of my life

ain't no use in complainin'
when you got a job to do
spent my evenin's down at the drive-in
and that's when i met you

standin' on your mama's porch
you told me that you'd wait forever
oh and when you held my hand
i knew that it was now or never
those were the best days of my life
back in the summer of 69

man we were killin' time
we were young and restless
we needed to unwind
i guess nothin' can last forever - forever, no

and now the times are changin'
look at everything that's come and gone
sometimes when i play that old six-string
i think about ya, wonder what went wrong

standin' on your mama's porch
you told me it'll last forever
oh the way you held my hand
i knew that it was now or never
those were the best days of my life
back in the summer of 69

native son

i've seen many moons through these wrinkled eyes
the years have made me old but they've made me wise
now the white man lives where our rivers run

for now better days have passed
we walk the streets of broken glass
our people vanished as snow before the summer sun
like dogs we were driven from this place
such injustice, time will not erase
all these changes cannot be undone

when you feel the anger inside of you
hold your head high - let your aim be true
though your heart beats like a drum
my native son

once there was a time my little one
before the wagons - before the soldiers' guns
when this land was ours as far as the eagle flies

no white flag - no broken truce
with few words one can speak the truth - i don't hear it
time won't heal it now

with each new day that comes to pass
will the great spirit free us all at last?
he said we were the chosen ones

for all we had there's nothin' left
we won’t forgive - we can't forget
you know that your day will come
my native son

with each new day that comes to pass
will the great spirit free us all at last?
what has happened can never be undone

when i was young - not yet a man
the sun rose and set upon our land
we were the chosen ones
my native son

home again



when i was younger
my life was torn asunder
and i was carried far away

now somewhere in the distance
i feel a strange insistance
i long to be there once again

the day is drawing nearer
the time has come to leave here
the feeling just keeps gettin' stronger every day

so i pray for the moment when i'll be with you
and all that we hoped for is all comin' true
when the time we've spent waitin' is finally through
i'll be home again

i can still remember
days that never ended
standin' on a distant shore

with every raindrop fallin'
i hear the thunder callin'
like so many times before

sometimes in the darkness
i hear what my heart says
maybe one day i'll know what that feelings for

so i wait for the moment when i'll be with you
and all that we hoped for is all comin' true
the time we've spent waitin' is finally through
i'll be home again

when you're out there on your own
it can chill you to the bone
there's a cold wind blowin'
but it feels good knowin'
the worst is over now - i'm finally goin' home

it's gettin' stronger
can't wait any longer

victim of love

livin' on your own can be a lonely game
a face in the crowd - no one knows your name
it’s a table for one and a broken heart to go

she's the kind of lover that you always dreamed
would come to stay and never wanna leave
but that's all changed - she's dealt the final blow
heaven knows what you were thinkin' of
don't blame yourself you're just a victim of love

it doesn't matter who was right or wrong
when the fire is over - when the magic's gone
you pick up the pieces and do the best you can

it knocks you down but you try it again
you get a little older it's a cryin' shame
sometimes things don't work out like you plan

who's gonna help when you've had enough
it ain't no secret you're a victim of love
heaven knows what you were thinkin' of
don't blame yourself you're just a victim of love

one goodbye was really all it took
now you thumb through the pages of your little black book
but somehow all the numbers look the same
you've been thinkin' how to get around it
but there ain't nothin' you can do about it
nothin' ventured - nothin' gained

ain't nothin' you can't rise above
call it what you want but you're a victim of love

who's gonna help you when you've had enough
ain't no secret you're a victim of love

i don't wanna lose your love...

rebel

he made his way back to the old town
and everything looked just the same
the shops and the schools and the factories were there
but somehow the faces had changed

so he went for a walk in the high street
took his coat off and rolled up his sleeves
he thought of his father and his father before him
and how he was the first one to leave

well he didn't come here for forgiveness
there isn't a lot they can say
cause i remember the reasons he first ran away

he's a rebel
just a rebel
got his back to the wall
gonna fight 'til he falls
he's a rebel

don't ever look back - don't surrender
the old men say they've seen it before
oh they drink their beer and they talk about friends
who didn't come back from the war

don't say he's too young to remember
don't tell him what's wrong or what's right
just give him a chance to get out there and fight

he's a rebel
just a rebel
all the battles are won
but he's still on the run
he's a rebel

when it comes time for leavin'
don't stand in my way
there's nothin' left for me here
gonna run, run away

in the morning he walks past the old house
in the rain under grey northern sky
there's a new coat of paint on the front garden gate
but there's more there than first meets the eye

for a moment he stands undecided
looking back on the days of his youth
as two worlds collide in a moment of truth

he's a rebel

into the fire



life - thin as a thread
sometimes you're lucky
sometimes you're better off dead

your first breath is taken and in to the world you are cast
you long for tomorrow while living each day as your last

well i know what your heart desires
but you can't take it with you
into the fire

now you've done all you can
your life's at the crossroads
you watch as it slips through your hands

so stand on the mountain and shout in vain at the sky
but nobody hears you - the words only echo inside
oh shelter the flame - it may expire
risin' up from the ashes
into the fire

just hold on to your life down to the wire
oh out from the dragon's jaws
into the fire

there's a moment in every man's life
when he must decide what is wrong and what's right

you could wait for your dreams to come true
but time has no mercy
time won't stand still for you

well i know what your heart desires
crawlin' out from the wreckage
into the fire

here i go...into the fire
i know...what your heart desires

hearts on fire



some other time
some other place
we might not 've 'bin here
standin' face to face

i just wanna tell ya
made up my mind
you know i can't help the way i feel inside

oh this heart's on fire
right from the start it's bin burnin' for you
oh this heart's on fire
one thing honey - this heart's true


the streets are empty
the lights are down
ain’t nothin' movin'
this side of town

so come on over
i ain't hard to please
oh baby - what you get ain't always what you need

oh this heart's on fire
it's gettin' hotter now can't you see
oh this heart's on fire
from now on babe it's gonna be you and me

risin' to my feet i can feel the heat
it's tryin' to pull me under
runnin' through the night we can make it right
it's comin' on like thunder

some got it good some got it bad
but you're the best i ever had
i never worry you're so fine
from now on babe i'm gonna be by your side

please forgive me



still feels like our first night together
feels like the first kiss
and it's gettin' better baby
no one can better this
still holdin' on, you're still the one
the first time our eyes met - same feelin' i get
only feels much stronger - wanna love ya longer
you still turn the fire on...
so if you're feelin' lonely don't - you're the only one i ever want
i only wanna make it good - so if i love ya a little more than i should

please forgive me - i know not what i do
please forgive me - i can't stop lovin' you
don't deny me - this pain i'm going through
please forgive me - if i need you like i do
please believe me - every word i say is true
please forgive me - i can't stop lovin' you

still feels like our best times are together
feels like the first touch - still gettin' closer baby
can't get close enough
still holdin' on – you still number one
i remember the smell of your skin - i remember everything
i remember all your moves - i remember you yeah
i remember the nights - you know i still do
so if you're feelin' lonely don't - you're the only one i ever want
i only wanna make it good - so if i love ya a little more than i should

please forgive me - i know not what i do
please forgive me - i can't stop lovin' you
don't deny me this pain i'm going through
please forgive me - if i need you like i do
oh believe me - every word i say is true
please forgive me - i can't stop lovin' you

the one thing i'm sure of - is the way we made love
the one thing i depend on - is for us to stay strong
with every word and every breath i'm prayin'
that's why i'm sayin'

please forgive me - i know not what i do
please forgive me - i can't stop lovin' you
don't deny me this pain i'm going through
please forgive me - if i need you like i do
babe believe me - every word i say is true
please forgive me - if i can't stop lovin' you
never leave me - i don't know what i'd do
please forgive me - i can't stop lovin' you
can't stop lovin' you

everything i do



look into my eyes - you will see
what you mean to me
search your heart - search your soul
and when you find me there, you'll search no more

don't tell me it's not worth tryin' for
you can't tell me it's not worth dyin' for
you know it's true
everything i do - i do it for you

look into your heart - you will find
there's nothin' there to hide
take me as i am - take my life
i would give it all - i would sacrifice

don't tell me it's not worth fightin' for
i can't help it - there's nothin' i want more
ya know it's true
everything i do - i do it for you

there's no love - like your love
and no other - could give more love
there's nowhere - unless you're there
all the time - all the way

oh - you can't tell me it's not worth tryin' for
i can't help it - there's nothin' i want more
i would fight for you - i'd lie for you
walk the wire for you - ya i'd die for you

ya know it's true
everything i do - i do it for you

remembrance day



for our king and our country and the promise of glory
we came from kingston and brighton to fight on the front line

just lads from the farms and boys from the cities
not meant to be soldiers we lay in the trenches

we'd face the fighting with a smile - or so we said
if only we had known what danger lay ahead

the sky turned to grey as we went into battle
on the fields of Europe young men were fallin'

i'll be back for you someday - it won't be long
if i can just hold on 'til this bloody war is over

the guns will be silent on remembrance day
there'll be no more fighting on remembrance day

by october of 18 cambrai had fallen
soon the war would be over and we'd be returnin'

don't forget me while I'm gone far away
well it won't be long 'till I'm back there in your arms again

one day soon - i don't know when
you know we'll all be free and the bells of peace will ring again

the time will come for you and me
we'll be goin' home when this bloody war is ended

the guns will be silent on remembrance day
we'll all say a prayer on remembrance day

on remembrance day - say a little prayer
on remembrance day

well the guns will be silent
there'll be no more fighting
oh we'll lay down our weapons
on remembrance day

heat of the night



i was caught in the crossfire of a silent scream
where one man's nightmare is another man's dream
pull the cover up high - and pray for the mornin' light
cause you're livin' alone - in the heat of the night

met a man with a message from the other side
couldn't take the pressure - had to leave it behind
he said it's up to you
you can run or you can fight (ya that's right)
better leave it alone - in the heat of the night

in the heat of the night they'll be comin' around
there'll be lookin' for answers they'll be chasin' you down
in the heat of the night
(where ya gonna hide when it all comes down)
(don't look back don't ever turn around)

had to pay the piper to call the tune
said he'd be back someday - said he'd be back real soon
pull the shades down low - you'll know when the time is right
when you're lyin' alone in the heat of the night