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Mr Rock & Roll

So called mr rock n roll
he's dancing on his own again
talking on his phone again
to someone who tells him that his balance is low
he's got nowhere to go
He's on his own again.

Rock chick of the century
is acting like she used to be
dancing like there's no-one there
before she ever seemed to care
Now she wouldn't dare
it's so rock and roll to be alone

And they'll meet one day, far away and say
I wish I was something more
And they'll meet one day, far away and say
I wish I knew you, I wish I knew you before.

Mrs Black and white she's never seen a shade of grey
Always something on her mind, every single day
But now she's lost her way
and where does she go from here.

Mr multicultural sees all that one could see
He's living proof of someone very different to me
But now he wants to be free,
free so he can see

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He'll say I wish I knew you
I wish I met you when time was still on my side
She'll say I wish I knew you
I wish I loved you before I was his bride.

And so they must depart two many more broken hearts
but I've seen that all before in TV books and film and more
And there's a happy ending, every single day.

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This Is The Life

Oh the wind whistles down
the cold dark street tonight
and the people they were dancing
to the music vibe
And the boys chase the girls
with the curls in their hair
And the shy tormented youth sit
way over there
And the songs they get louder
each one better than before

and you're singing the songs
thinking this is the life
and you wake up in the morning
and your head feels twice the size
where you gonna go
where you gonna go
where you gonna sleep tonight
and you're singing the songs
thinking this is the life
and you wake up in the morning
and your head feels twice the size
where you gonna go
where you gonna go
where you gonna sleep tonight
where you gonna sleep tonight

So you're heading down the road
in your taxi for four
And you're waiting outside Jimmy's front door
But nobody's in and nobody's home till four
So you're sitting there with nothing to do
Talking about Robert Riger and his motley crew.
and where you're gonna go and where your gonna sleep tonight.

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Poison Prince

A poetic genius is something I donít see
why would a genius be trippin on me
And he's looking at me now
But what he canít see
Is that Iím looking through his eyes
So many lies behind his eyes
And tell me stories from your past
Sing me songs you wrote before
I tell you this my poison prince
You'll soon be knockin on heavens door

Some kinda poison prince with your eyes in a daze
Some kinda poison prince your life is like a maze
And what we all want, and what we all crave
is an upbeat song so we can dance.
The night away

Oh who said life was easy
who said life was fair
who said nobody gives a damn and nobody even cares
The way youíre acting now like you left that all behind
You've given up, you've given in
Another sucker of that slime

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Youth of Today

Maybe if you were some spearheaded guy
I would listen to what you have to say
But youíre just some incapable figure
thinking your bigger than me
But your not, yet
You don't know a thing about the youth of today
Stating your opinion
Making it ring in my head all day

And you say
My children weren't the same
My children's children they're the ones to blame
In my day we were better behaved
But it's not your day
No more...
We are the youth of today
change our hair in every way
We are the youth of today
we'll say what we want to say
And we are the youth of today
don't care what you have to say at all

And maybe if you had a true point of view
I would listen to you
But it's just your one sided feelings
they keep getting in my way
And you don't know a single thing
about the youth of today
Stating your opinion making it ring in my head all day

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Run

Will you tell me when the lights are fading
Cos I canít see I canít see no more
Will you tell me when the song stops playing
Cos I canít hear I canít hear no more

She said I donít know what youíre living for
She said I donít know what youíre living for at all
He said I donít know what youíre living for
He said I donít know what youíre living for at all

But I will run until my feet no longer run no more
And I will kiss until my lips no longer feel no more
And I will love until my heart it aches
And I will love until my heart it breaks
And I will love until there's nothing more to live for.

Will you tell me when the fightingís over
Cos I canít take I canít take no more
Will you tell me when the day is done
Cos I canít run I canít run no more

She said I donít know what you did it for
She said I donít know what you did it for at all
He said I donít know what you did it for
He said I donít know what you did it for at all

But I will run until my feet no longer run no more
And I will kiss until my lips no longer feel no more
And I will love until my heart it aches
And I will love until my heart it breaks
And I will love until there's nothing more to live for.

And I will love until my heart it aches
And I will love until my heart it breaks
And I will love until there's nothing more to live for.

Lets Start A Band

Put a ribbon round my neck and call me a libertine
I will sing you songs of dreams I used to dream
I will sail away on seas of silver and gold
until I reach my home.

Give me a guitar and Iíll be your troubadour
Your strolling minstrel 12th century door to door
I donít know anymore, if that feeling is past will is last
How can you be sure

And how do I know if youíre feeling the same as me?
And how do I know if that's the only place you want to be?

Give me a stage and Iíll be your rock and roll queen
Your 20th century cover of a magazine
rolling stone here I come, watch out everyone Iím singing my song.

Give me a festival and Iíll be your Glastonbury star
The lights are shining everyone knows who you are
singing songs about dreams about hopes about schemes
ooooh, they just came true.

And how do I know if youíre feeling the same as me?
And how do I know if that's the only place you want to be?

And if you want it to then there's nothing left to do
Lets start a band, lets start a band, lets start a band, lets start a band.

Barrowland Ballroom

Oh the lights outside they're as bright as the sun
They're much brighter than anyone.
Oh the girls in the Queue yes they're waiting for you
Well they're waiting for their song to be sung.

And when the night turns to day and all the people go away
It's not the same, tell me who's to blame?
And when the stars shine so bright on the cold December night
I wish that I was on that stage

Oh wonít you take a ride with me
through the Barrowland history
and Iíll sing you a song or two
People they may stop and stare but baby I, I just donít care it's
it's only me and you.
And the drink and dance and drugs you know
it's all part of the show we go to
Maybe I should tell you.
That people they may stop and stare but baby I, I just donít care
tonight, it's only me and you.

Oh nothing beats the feeling of the high Barrowland ceiling
When the band starts to play.
Wonít you buy me a drink and Iíll tell her what I think
If she gets in my way

And when the night turns to day and all the people go away
It's not the same, tell me who's to blame?
And when the stars shine so bright on the cold December night
I wish that I was on that stage

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And when the night turns to day
And the lights they fade away
I wish that life and love would pass me by
And when the band stops a song because there's something going on
Well there is magic in the air I swear.
And I wish that I saw Bowie, playing on that stage
I wish that I saw something, to make me come of age.

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L.A.

Oh here's a story bout a boy named J.
Nothing he did would ever get in my way
but there's still a long, long way to go.
I've only ever seen his face on film,
I've only ever heard the lines he'd say
But still they wonít, get in my way.

I'm always told to be the dreamer kind
wake up one morning and your dreams are life
never let them, bring me down
never let them, tear me down.
I always thought that I would follow you.
Every place and everything you do
but Iím happy to be by myself,
I donít need no-one else

He's never ever seen my face before
I'm trying hard cos this I canít ignore
but there's still a long, long way to go.

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All my dreams are built around your face, and this place
All the times Iím starring at the sun, you're the one.
All my dreams are built around your face, and this place
All the times Iím starring at the sun, you're the one.

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A Wish For Something More

Oh the sun is shining far too bright
For it to still be night
Oh the air feels so cold so cold and old
How can it be light
Oh lets take a walk outside
See the world through each otherís eyes
I wish I was your only one
I think youíre beautiful but your hair is a mess
and your shoes are untied, but that's what I love best.

And I, I wish I was the one
you lonely lonely son
and you looked at me that way.
I wish for long lingering glances, fairytale romances
every single day
And you look at me and say
Iím your best friend every day
but I wish for something wish for something more
Oh I love you like a friend but letís not pretend
how I wish for something, wish for something more.

Oh the grass is so green
but I canít see anything, past your eyes
I'm fixated on your smile
your cherry lips make life worthwhile
I'm thinking these things
what Iím trying to say
Life gets in my way
every single day.

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Now the sun is fading and the rain is coming down
And Iím looking at your face but youíre looking at the ground
I see diamonds in your dreams I see pearls around your neck
I see everything that's beautiful, everything that's beautiful.

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Footballers Wife

Oh, Mr James Dean, he don't
belong to anything.
Oh he left before they could get him,
With their ways, their wicked ways.
Oh Marilyn Monroe, where did you go?
I didn't hear all your stories
I didn't see all your glory.

But the footballerís wife tells her troubles and strife
I just donít care in the end who is she to pretend
That she's one of them
I donít think so.
And the girl from that show
yes the one we all know
she thinks she's some kinda star, yes you know who you are.
I donít think so. I donít think so.

Oh Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire
Wonít you dance for me cos I just donít care
What's going on today, I think there's something more, something more.
And Iím gone with the wind like they were before.
But Iím believing myself I think there's something more
There must be something more, I think there's something more, something more.

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Oh I donít believe in the telling of your stories
throughout your life, there's just something unappealing it donít catch my eye
it donít catch my eye.
Oh I donít believe in the selling of your glories before you leave this life
there's so much more to see, I donít believe this is how the world should be.

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The Road To Home

Oh the leaves are falling from the trees
And the snow is coming don't you know
But I still remember which way to go
I'm on the road, the road to home.

Oh the sound is fading in my ears
And I can't believe Iíve lasted all these years
But Iíll still remember which way to go
I'm on the road, the road to home.

Oh the light is fading all the time
And this life Iím in, it seemed to pass me by
But Iíll still remember which way to go
I'm on the road, the road to home

Now I, I must say goodbye
I keep telling myself now don't you cry
Cos Iím here where I belong
I'll see you soon, it won't be long.
I'll see you soon, it won't be long.
Iíll see you soon, it won't be long.