Very few Hunter/Mott albums came with lyrics, so we have attempted to rectify the situation with the "lyrics project". This involved listening to every record, every song, and trying to figure out what the lyrics are. The results are presented here.
There are still a small number of albums still to be transcribed; if you can help, then please do!
We also have guitar tablature for a few songs. Again, this is just one or two fans helping with this, so if you can help then please do.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: These lyrics are presented for information/educational purposes only. Due to the possibility of mis-hearing, we cannot vouch for their accuracy. Copyright remains vested in the lawful copyright holders.
- Mott The Hoople You Really Got Me/At The Crossroads/Laugh At Me/Backsliding Fearlessly/Rock n Roll Queen/Rabbit Foot And Toby Time/Half Moon Bay/Wrath And Wroll
- Mad Shadows Thunderbuck Ram/No Wheels To Ride/You Are One Of Us/Walkin' With a Mountain/I Can Feel/Threads Of Iron/When My Mind's Gone
- Wildlife Whiskey Women/Angel Of Eighth Avenue/Wrong Side of the River/Waterlow/Lay Down/It Must Be Love/Original Mixed Up Kid/Home Is Where I Want To Be/Keep a Knockin'
- Brain Capers Death May Be Your Santa Claus/Your Own Back Yard/Darkness Darkness/The Journey/Sweet Angeline/Second Love/The Moon Upstairs/The Wheel Of The Quivering Meat Conception
- All The Young Dudes Sweet Jane/Momma's Little Jewel/All The Young Dudes/Sucker/Jerkin' Crocus/One Of The Boys/Soft Ground/Ready For Love/After Lights/Sea Diver
- Mott All The Way From Memphis/Whizz Kid/Hymn For The Dudes/Honaloochie Boogie/Violence/Drivin' Sister/Ballad Of Mott (March 26th 1972 Zurich)/I'm A Cadillac/El Camino Doloroso/I Wish I Was Your Mother
- The Hoople The Golden Age of Rock n Roll/Marionette/Alice/Crash Street Kidds/Born Late 58/Trudi's Song/Pearl 'n' Roy (England)/Through The Looking Glass/Roll Away The Stone
- Two Miles From Heaven You Really Got Me/The Road To Birmingham/Thunderbuck Ram/Going Home/Little Christine/Keep a Knocking/Ride On The Sun/Growin' Man Blues/Till I'm Gone/One Of The Boys/Surfin' UK/Black Scorpio/Ill Wind Blowing
- The Anthology Like A Rolling Stone/Moonbus (Baby's Got A Down)/It Would Be A Pleasure/Ohio (live)/Midnight Lady/The Debt/Downtown/Long Red/It'll Be Me/Movin' On/Honaloochie Boogie (demo)/Nightmare (demo)/The Saturday Kids/Lounge Lizzard/Shout It All Out/Get Rich Quick/International Heroes/American Pie (live)/Blowin' In The Wind (live)
Non-LP singles, B-sides, rare tracks, etc
- Ian Hunter Once Bitten Twice Shy/Who Do You Love/Lounge Lizzard/Boy/3000 Miles From Here/The Truth, The Whole Truth, Nuthin' But The Truth/It Ain't Easy When You Fall/Shades Off/I Get So Excited
- All American Alien Boy Letter To Britannia From The Union Jack/All American Alien Boy/Irene Wilde/Restless Youth/Rape/You Nearly Did Me In/Apathy 83/God (Take 1)
- Overnight Angels Golden Opportunity/Shallow Crystals/Overnight Angels/Broadway/Justice Of The Peace/(Miss) Silver Dime/Wild n' Free/The Ballad of Little Star/To Love a Woman
- You're Never Alone With a Schizophrenic Just Another Night/Wild East/Cleveland Rocks/Ships/When The Daylight Comes/Life After Death/Standin' In My Light/Bastard/The Outsider
- Welcome to the Club We Gotta Get Outta Here/Silver Needles/Man O' War/Sons and Daughters
- Short Back 'n' Sides Central Park n' West/Lisa Likes Rock n' Roll/I Need Your Love/Old Records Never Die/Noises/Rain/Gun Control/Theatre of The Absurd/Leave Me Alone/Keep On Burning
- Long Odds And Out-Takes Detroit (rough mix)/Na Na Na/I Need Your Love/Rain/I Believe In You/Listen To The Eight Track/You Stepped Into My Dreams/Venus In The Bathtub/Theatre Of The Absurd/Detroit/Na Na Na (extended mix)/China/Old Records Never Die
- All Of The Good Ones Are Taken All Of The Good Ones Are Taken (fast)/Every Step Of The Way/Fun/Speechless/Death 'n' Glory Boys/That Girl Is Rock 'n' Roll/Somethin's Goin' On/Captain Void n' The Video Jets/Seeing Double/All Of The Good Ones Are Taken (slow)
- YUI Orta American Music/The Loner/Women's Intuition/Tell It Like It Is/Livin' In A Heart/Big Time/Cool/Beg A Little Love/Following In Your Footsteps/Sons 'n' Lovers/Pain/How Much More Can I Take/Sweet Dreamer
- Dirty Laundry Dancing On The Moon/Another Fine Mess/Scars/Never Trust A Blonde/Psycho Girl/My Revolution/Good Girls/Red Letter Day/Invisible Strings/Everyone's A Fool/Junkee Love/The Other Man
- The Artful Dodger Too Much/Now Is The Time/Something To Believe In/Resurrection Mary/Walk On Water/23A Swan Hill/Michael Picasso/Open My Eyes/The Artful Dodger/Skeletons (In Your Closet)/Still The Same
- The Secret Sessions Easy Money/Silent Movie/I Ain't No Angel/The Best Thing/I Hate Dancin'/The Outsider/Just When I Needed You Most/Lowdown Freedom/On My Way To Georgia/Growing Old With Rock 'n' Roll
- Rant Still Love Rock 'n' Roll/Wash Us Away/Death Of A Nation/Morons/Purgatory/American Spy/Dead Man Walkin' (Eastenders)/Good Samaritan/Soap and Water/Ripoff/Knees Of My Heart/No One
- Shrunken Heads Words (Big Mouth)/Fuss About Nothin'/When The World Was Round/Brainwashed/Shrunken Heads/Soul Of America/How's Your House/Guiding Light/Stretch/I Am What I Hated When I Was Young/Read 'em 'n' Weep/Your Eyes/Wasted/Real Or Imaginary
- Man Overboard The Great Escape/Arms And Legs/Up And Running/Man Overboard/Babylon Blues/Girl From The Office/Flowers/These Feelings/Win It All/Way With Words/River Of Tears
- When I'm President Comfortable (Flyin' Scotsman)/Fatally Flawed/When I'm President/What For/Black Tears/Saint/Just The Way You Look Tonight/Wild Bunch/Ta Shunka Witco (Crazy Horse)/I Don't Know What You Want/Life
- Fingers Crossed That's When The Trouble Starts/Dandy/Ghosts/Fingers Crossed/White House/Bow Street Runners/Morpheus/Stranded In Reality/You Can't Live In The Past/Long Time
Non-LP singles, B-sides, rare tracks, etc
- Drive On By Tonight/Monte Carlo/She Does It/I'll Tell You Something/Stiff Upper Lip/Love Now/Apologies/The Great White Wail/Here We Are/It Takes One To Know One/I Can Show You How It Is
- Shouting and Pointing Shouting And Pointing/Collision Course/Storm/Career (No Such Thing As Rock 'n' Roll)/Hold On, You're Crazy/See You Again/Too Short Arms (I Don't Care)/Broadside Outcasts/Good Times
Non-LP singles, B-sides, rare tracks, etc
- British Lions One More Chance To Run/Wild In The Streets/Fork Talkin' Man/International Heroes/Break This Fool/My Life In Your Hands/Big Drift Away/Booster/Eat The Rich
- Trouble With Women Trouble With Women/Any Port In A Storm/Lady Don't Fall Backwards/High Noon/Lay Down Your Love/Waves of Love/Electric Chair/(Won't You Give Him) One More Chance
- He's Real Gone She's Real Gone/The Dinosaw Market/Caribbean Hate Song/He'd Be A Diamond/The Legend Of Redmire Pool/Prawn Fire On Uncle Sheep Funnel/Belle Of The Boot/There's Berkeley Power Station/The Magic Garden/Endless Night/Rise Up/The Search/Miss Kingston/Born Late 58 (demo)
On the lyrics pages themselves, I tend to credit the person who first transcribed the song/album. Sterling work has been done, however, by those who proof-read contributions and suggested alternatives. Therefore I would like to thank the following, who helped either by transcribing songs, or by suggesting corrections:
Jon Anthony, Nicole Apostola, Lee Argus, Bob Arnot, David Arnson, Kevin Austen, Dennis Battiparano, Dave Bell, Dave Berry, John Bopp, John O. Brevik, Mike Bunyard, Olivier Burggraaff, Carrie Campagna, Hope Campbell, Martin Castrogiovanni, Marshall Clay, Dave Clymer, Paul Coombs, Rick Cormier, Cathy Dobransky, "Desert Dave", Pierre Douglas, Gregg Erwin, John F, Jay Fash, Darryl Flack, Colin Ford, Marcus Forest, Rob Giles, Fara Goodman, Jeff Goodner, Dale Griffin, Ged Haney, Dave Harms, Jim Hartway, Andrew Hedgecock, Keith Hollinshead, email@example.com, Anthony Joel, Laura J Kettner, Jim Kettner, Laura Kettner, James A. Kuykendall, Paul Limbrick, Greg Luker, Thomas Lyday, "Jetts" (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jim Madden, Angus P. MacDonald, Jeremy McGonnell, Steve Meyer, Mick Mitchell, Bard Moen, Paul Morrison, Joshua Mortensen, Gary Mottola, PTCnTRT@aol.com, Rory Musil, Steve Norgrove, Kevin O'Hare, Robert "Riff Thunder" Pisarek, Ed Prestas, Lori Pugh, Just a Buzz, Larry Reed, Oystein Reiersen, Scott Reppert, Kerry Rex, Brent Riegel-Coursey, Tracy Riddle, Gavin Robertson, Donna Rosenburg, John Rossington, Gareth Rowell, Marc Sansoucy, Lew Scannon, Eric Schenk, Mark Shewczyk, Edward Shirley, Keri Sibley, Andy Sibson, Sean, G. Mick Smith, Jerry Sousa, Sean M. Symborski, TeddyB1018@aol.com, Rob Thormeyer, Don Tracy, Derek Warren, Martin Warren, Michael Wilcox, Roy Wildman, Howard Zilbert, Wim Woittiez
...and anyone else I've forgotten!
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