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hand in hand


the sky is crying the streets are full of tears
rain come down wash away my fears
and all this writing on the wall
oh i can read between the lines
rain come down forgive this dirty town
rain come down and give this dirty town
a drink of water a drink of wine

if i been hard on you i never chose to be
i never wanted no one else
i tried my best to be somebody you'd be close to
hand in hand like lovers are supposed to

as you'd sleep i'd think my heart would break in two
i'd kiss your cheek i'd stop myself from waking you
but in the dark you'd speak my name
you'd say baby what's wrong ?
oh ? here i am baby i'm coming back for more
i'm like a wave that's got to roll into the shore
yes and if my love's in vain how come my love is so strong ?

if i been hard on you i never chose to be
i never wanted no one else
i tried my best to be somebody you'd be close to
hand in hand like lovers are supposed to

now you and me go parallel together and apart
and you keep your perfect distance and it's tearing at my heart
did you never feel the distance
you never tried to cross no line
now it's another dirty river and another dirty scar
and i don't know who's kissing you and i don't know where you are
so far from home don't you think of me sometime

if i been hard on you i never chose to be
i never wanted no one else
i tried my best to be somebody you'd be close to
hand in hand like lovers are supposed to

sky is crying see the streets are full of tears
rain coming down to wash away my fears
and all this writing on the wall
oh i can read between the lines

wild theme

instrumental

on every street

there's gotta be a record of you someplace
you gotta be on somebody's books
the lowdown - a picture of your face
your injured looks
the sacred and profane
the pleasure and the pain
somewhere your fingerprints remain concrete
and it's your face i'm looking for on every street

a ladykiller - regulation tattoo
silver spurs on his heels
says - what can i tell you, as i'm standing next to you
she threw herself under my wheels
oh it's a dangerous road
and a hazardous load
and the fireworks over liberty explode in the heat
and it's your face i'm looking for on every street

a three-chord symphony crashes into space
the moon is hanging upside down
i don't know why it is i'm still on the case
it's a ravenous town
and you still refuse to be traced
seems to me such a waste
and every victory has a taste that's bittersweet
and it's your face i'm looking for on every street

walk of life

here comes johnny singing oldies, goldies
be-bop-a-lula, baby what i say
here comes johnny singing i gotta woman
down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay
he got the action, he got the motion
oh yeah the boy can play
dedication devotion
turning all the night time into the day

he do the song about the sweet lovin' woman
he do the song about the knife
he do the walk, he do the walk of life

here comes johnny and he'll tell you the story
hand me down my walkin' shoes
here comes johnny with the power and the glory
backbeat the talkin' blues
he got the action, he got the motion
oh yeah the boy can play
dedication devotion
turning all the night time into the day

he do the song about the sweet lovin' woman
he do the song about the knife
he do the walk, he do the walk of life

here comes johnny singing oldies, goldies
be-bop-a-lula, baby what i say
here comes johnny singing i gotta woman
down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay
he got the action, he got the motion
oh yeah the boy can play
dedication devotion
turning all the night time into the day

and after all the violence and double talk
there's just a song in all the trouble and the strife
you do the walk, you do the walk of life

money for nothing

i want my mtv

now look at them yo-yo's that's the way you do it
you play the guitar on the mtv
that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
money for nothin' and your chicks for free
now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
lemme tell ya them guys ain't dumb
maybe get a blister on your little finger
maybe get a blister on your thumb

we gotta install microwave ovens
custom kitchen deliveries
we gotta move these refrigerators
we gotta move these colour tv's

see the little faggot with the earring and the makeup
yeah buddy that’s his own hair
that little faggot got his own jet airplane
that little faggot he’s a millionaire

gotta install microwave ovens
custom kitchen deliveries
we gotta move these refrigerators
gotta move these colour tv's

i shoulda learned to play the guitar
i shoulda learned to play them drums
look at that mama, she got it stickin' in the camera
man we could have some
and he's up there, what's that? hawaiian noises?
bangin' on the bongoes like a chimpanzee
that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
get your money for nothin' get your chicks for free

we gotta install microwave ovens
custom kitchens deliveries
we gotta move these refrigerators
we gotta move these colour tv's

look a' here
that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
you play the guitar on your mtv
that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
money for nothin' and your chicks for free
money for nothin' and chicks for free

money for nothin' and your chicks for free

look at that, look at that

money for nothin' and your chicks for free
i want my, i want my, i want my mtv
money for nothin' and chicks for free

i want my, i want my, i want my mtv

so far away

here i am again in this mean old town
and you're so far away from me
and where are you when the sun go down
you're so far away from me

so far away from me
so far i just can't see
so far away from me
you're so far away from me... all right

i'm tired of being in love and being all alone
when you're so far away from me
i'm tired of making out on the telephone
because you're so far away from me

so far away from me
so far i just can't see
so far away from me
you're so far away from me... all right

and i get so tired when i have to explain
when you're so far away from me
see you've been in the sun and i've been in the rain
and you're so far away from me

so far away from me
so far i just can't see
so far away from me
you're so far away from me... dig it out

so far away from me...

sultans of swing

you get a shiver in the dark
it's raining in the park but meantime
south of the river you stop and you hold everything
a band is blowing dixie double four time
you feel alright when you hear the music ring

and now you step inside but you don't see too many faces
coming in out of the rain you hear the jazz go down
competition in other places
oh but the horns they blowing that sound
way on down south, way on down south london town

you check out guitar george, he knows all the chords
mind he's strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing
but then an old guitar is all he can afford
when he gets up under the lights to play his thing

and harry doesn't mind if he doesn't make the scene
he's got a daytime job, he's doing alright
he can play the honky tonk like anything
saving it up for friday night
with the sultans... with the sultans of swing

and a crowd of young boys they're fooling around in the corner
drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles
they don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band
it ain't what they call rock and roll
and the sultans... yea the sultans that play creole ...creole

and then the man steps right up to the microphone
and says at last just as the time bell rings
'goodnight, now it's time to go home'
and he makes it fast with one more thing
'we are the sultans... we are the sultans of swing'

heavy fuel

last time i was sober, man i felt bad
worst hangover that i ever had
it took six hamburgers and scotch all night
nicotine for breakfast just to put me right
'cos if you wanna run cool
if you wanna run cool
if you wanna run cool, you got to run
on heavy, heavy fuel

my life makes perfect sense
lust and food and violence
sex and money are my major kicks
get me in a fight i like dirty tricks
'cos if you wanna run cool
yes if you wanna run cool, you got to run
on heavy, heavy fuel

my chick loves a man who's strong
the things she'll do to turn me on
i love the babes, don't get we wrong
hey, that's why i wrote this song

i don't care if my liver is hanging by a thread
don't care if my doctor says i ought to be dead
when my ugly big car won't climb this hill
i'll write a suicide note on a hundred dollar bill
'cos if you wanna run cool
if you wanna run cool
yes if you wanna run cool, you got to run
on heavy, heavy fuel

fade to black

i wonder where you are tonight
you're probably on the rampage somewhere
you have been known to take delight
in gettin' in somebody's hair
and you always had the knack
fade to black

i bet you already made a pass
i see a darkened room somewhere
you run your finger round the rim of his glass
you run your fingers through air hair
they scratch across his back
fade to black

well maybe it's all for the best
but i wish i'd never been lassooed
maybe it's some kind of test
but i wish i'd never been tattooed
or been to hell and back
fade to black

romeo and juliet

a lovestruck romeo sings the streets a serenade
laying everybody low with a love song that he made
finds a convinient streetlight steps out of the shade
says something like "you and me babe, how about it?"

juliet says "hey, it's romeo, you nearly gave me a heart attack"
he's underneath the window she's singing "hey la my boyfriend's back
you shouldn't come around here singing up at people like that"
anyway what you gonna do about it?

juliet, the dice was loaded from the start
and i bet that you exploded into my heart
and i forget i forget the movie song
when you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong?
juliet

come up on different streets, they both were streets of shame
both dirty, both mean, yes and the dream was just the same
and i dreamed your dream for you and now your dream is real
how can you look at me as if i was just another one of your deals?

when you can fall for chains of silver
you can fall for chains of gold
you can fall for pretty strangers
and the promises they hold
you promised me everything, you promised me thick and thin, yeah
now you just say "oh romeo, yeah, you know i used to have a scene with him"

juliet, when we made love you used to cry
you said "i love you like the stars above, i'll love you 'til i die"
there's a place for us you know the movie song
when you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong?
juliet

i can't do the talk, like the talk on the tv
and i can't do a love song, like the way it's meant to be
i can't do everything, but i'll do anything for you
i can't do anything except be in love with you

and all i do is miss you and the way we used to be
all i do is keep the beat and the bad company
now all i do is kiss you through the bars of a rhyme
juliet, i'd do the stars with you any time

juliet, when we made love you used to cry
you said i love you like the stars above, i'll love you till i die
there's a place for us you know the movie song
when you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong?
juliet

a lovestruk romeo sings the streets a serenade
laying everybody low with a lovesong that he made
finds a convinient streetlight, steps out of the shade
says something like "you and me babe, how about it?"

"you and me babe, how about it?"

telegraph road

a long time ago came a man on a track
walking thirty miles with a sac on his back
and he put down his load where he thought it was the best
and he made a home in the wilderness
he built a cabin and a winter store
and he ploughed up the ground by the cold lake shore
and the other travellers came riding down the track
and they never went further and they never went back
then came the churches then came the schools
then came the lawyers then came the rules
then came the trains and trucks with their loads
and the dirty old track was the telegraph road

then came the mines - then came the ore
then there was the hard times then there was a war
telegraph sang a song about the world outside
telegraph road got so deep and so wide
like a rolling river ...

and my radio says tonight it's gonna freeze
people driving from the factories
there's six lanes of traffic
three lanes moving slow ...

i used to like to go to work but they shut it down
i've got a right to go to work but there's no work here to be found
yes and they say we're gonna have to pay what's owed
we're gonna have to reap from some seed that's been sowed
and the birds up on the wires and the telegraph poles
they can always run away from this rain and this cold
you can hear them singing out their telegraph code
all the way down the telegraph road

you know i'd sooner forget but i remember those nights
when life was just a bet on race between the light
you had your head on my shoulder you had your hand in my hair
now you act a little colder like you don't seem care ...
but believe in me baby and i'll take you away
from out of this darkness and into the day
from these rivers of headlights these river of rain
from the anger that lives on the streets with these names
'cos i've run every rod light on memory lane
i've seen desperation explode into flames
and i don't want to see it again ...

from all of these signs saying sorry but we're closed
all the way down the telegraph road

down to the wateline

sweet surrender on the quayside
you remember we used to run and hide
in the shadow of the cargoes i take you one time
and we're counting all the numbers down to the waterline

near misses on the dogleap stairways
french kisses in the darkened doorways
a foghorn blowing out wild and cold
a policeman shines a light upon my shoulder

up comes a coaster fast and silent in the night
over my shoulder all you can see are the pilot lights
no money in our jackets and our jeans are torn
your hands are cold but your lips are warm

she can see him on the jetty where they used to go
she can feel him in the places where the sailors go
when she's walking by the river and the railway line
she can still hear him whisper
let's go down to the waterline

once upon a time in the west

some people get a cheap laugh breaking up the speed limit
scaring the pedestrians for minute
crossing up progress driving on the grass
leaving just enough room to pass
sunday driver never took a test
oh yeah, once upon a time in the west

yes it's no use saying that you don't know nothing
it's still gonna get you if you don't do something
sitting on a fence that's a dangerous course
ah, you could even catch a bullet from the peace-keeping force
even the hero gets a bullet in the chest
oh yeah, once upon a time in the west

mother mary your children are slaughtered
some of you mothers ought to lock up your daughter
who's protecting the innocenti
heap big trouble in the land of plenty
tell me how we're gonna do what's best
you guess once upon a time in the west

oh yeah once upon a time in the west
oh yeah once upon a time in the west
oh yeah once upon a time in the west

once upon a time in the west

brothers in arms

these mist covered mountains
are a home now for me
but my home is the lowlands
and always will be
some day you'll return to
your valleys and your farms
and you'll no longer burn
to be brothers in arms

through these fields of destruction
baptisms of fire
i've witnessed your suffering
as the battles raged higher
and though we were hurt so bad
in the fear and alarm
you did not desert me
my brothers in arms

there's so many different worlds
so many differents suns
and we have just one world
but we live in different ones

now the sun's gone to hell
and the moon's riding high
let me bid you farewell
every man has to die
but it's written in the starlight
and every line on your palm
we're fools to make war
on our brothers in arms

ride across the river

i'm a soldier of freedom in the army of man
we are the chosen, we're the partisan
the cause it is noble and the cause it is just
we are ready to pay with our lives if we must

gonna ride across the river deep and wide
ride across the river to the other side

i'm a soldier of fortune, i'm a dog of war
and we don't give a damn who the killing is for
it's the same old story with a different name
death or glory, it's the killing game

gonna ride across the river deep and wide
ride across the river to the other side

nothing gonna stop them as the day follows the night
right becomes wrong, the left becomes the right
and they sing as they march with their flags unfurled
today in the mountains, tomorrow the world

gonna ride across the river deep and wide
ride across the river to the other side

why worry

baby i see this world has made you sad
some people can be bad
the things they do, the things they say
but baby i'll wipe away those bitter tears
i'll chase away those restless fears
that turn your blue skies into grey

why worry, there should be laughter after pain
there should be sunshine after rain
these things have always been the same
so why worry now

baby when i get down i turn to you
and you make sense of what i do
i know it isn't hard to say
but baby just when this world seems mean and cold
our love comes shining red and gold
and the rest is by the way

why worry, there should be laughter after pain
there should be sunshine after rain
these things have always been the same
so why worry now

your latest trick

all the late night bargains have been struck
between the satin beaus and their belles
and prehistoric garbage trucks
cut the city to themselves
echoes roars dinosaurs
they're all doing the monster mash
and most of the taxis, most of the whores
are only taking calls for cash

i don't know how it happened
it all took place so quick
but all i can do is hand it to you
and your latest trick

my door was standing open
security was laid back and lax
but it was only my heart got broken
you must have had a pass key made out of wax
you played robbery with insolence
and i played the blues in twelve bars down lover's lane
and you never did have the intelligence to use
the twelve keys handing off my chain

i don't know how it happened
it all took place so quick
but all i can do is hand it to you
and your latest trick

now it's past last call for alcohol
past recall has been here and gone
the landlord he finally paid us all
the satin jazzmen have put away their horns
and we're standing outside of this wonderland
looking so bereaved and so bereft
like a bowery bum when he finally understands
the bottle's empty and there's nothing left

i don't know how it happened
it was faster than the eyes can flick
but all i can do is hand it to you
and your latest trick