Girl-things ain't been goin' too good for me Girl-I'm living in the middle of a mystery You're the only one that can turn me on 'N' now that you're gone I said Girl-I'm livin' in the middle of your memory Girl-You're still the figure in my favorite fantasy I know you know That's the way it goes And still my love grows-I said All o' the good, all o' the good ones are taken All o' the good, all o' the good ones are taken I'm hangin' around with my head in the air Watchin' the lovers go by I had a lover-but she never cared All you could say was goodbye Maybe I was mistaken Maybe I got it wrong But all of the good ones are taken from now on 'N' girl-I'm livin' in the middle of a broken dream I said girl-all this fallin' in love ain't like it seems Out in the rain-can't you feel my pain Again 'n' again 'n' again 'n' again 'n' again All of the good, all o' the good ones are taken Maybe I was mistaken-maybe I got it wrong But all of the good ones are taken in my song
(Ian Hunter/Mark Clarke)
I used to see you on the avenue You were the girl that let me follow you You used to hang out in the alleyway You sewed a button on my shirt one day I asked around til I found your name Then underneath the arches in the pourin' rain I said you (yeah you) I want you - every step of the way Do you wanna, do you wanna, do you wanna dance Take a chance baby - take a chance I'll be with you every step of the way I'll even show you how to strut someday Ain't got a girl 'n' it's a cryin' shame I can't figure out who's to blame I want you (yeah you) I want you - every step of the way I know - things gettin' better I know - it's gonna be O.K. So don't go - I ain't gonna let ya I wanna be with you - every step of the way So take a walk down the avenue Just you 'n' me baby - me 'n' you Remember that night in the alleyway You know something - you still look the same This world is a mean old world It don't mean nothin' without you girl I want you (yeah you) I want you - every step of the way
(Ian Hunter/Mark Clarke/Hilly Michaels)
I got a shower curtain stickin' to my back And the o'd' cologne sure packs a whack I got blood on my razor - my face is in shock 'N' my hair hangin' down like a Rastaman's locks I think I'm ready - I'm gettin' ready Gettin' ready Teddy - we're all gonna have fun I gotta rock 'n' roll - rocket says "you gotta go fast" 'N' the radio's blarin' out a blast from the past Lucille's in the back screamin' "gimme a break" Your momma didn't tell you - that's the chance you take It's oh so sad When this love is all that we have To swallow a lifetime away With so many hours in each day But calm your foolish heart Our girlfriend's can't keep us apart I'm with you every step of the way Baby - what more can I say The only problem is I wanna party - get down - boogie - have a great time Well its 36.50 for a room with a view O' the empire state 'n' the pizza place, too Lucille's got my body in a total eclipse She's all lips 'n' hips - you know - one o' those trips We're gettin' ready - she's gettin' ready Gettin' ready Teddy - we're all gonna have fun
Every time I watch you Gotta switch you off, you surely can't be serious Every time I see you I just can't believe you go below ridiculous All those days I spent Starin' at your wilderness All those ways you got to me Through me, you, you leave me speechless You, you make me scared of you You make me scared of losing concentration You make me afraid of you Make me afraid of losing conversation All my friends say that you're forbidden - fruitless I hide away with you - I'm guilty - I'm guilty You found my only weakness You, you leave me speechless Entertainment came and went Why can't you be more curious, adventurous, mysterious, sensuous Your remote control Is sending out patrols, I've go consumer sadness Spray me - camouflage me - blind me So I can't see, help me through this madness All those years I spent Clingin' to your warm breast All those words I don't think I guess Gotta get you off my chest - you pest You, you leave me speechless
Get your son - young 'n' dumb Give him a gun - make him run Hot stuff - on a Saturday night Wait a minute - this ain't right It's that same old story Talkin' 'bout the death 'n' glory boys When your head is on the scaffold 'N' your ass is on the line You gotta give it that old religion One mo' time Get the death 'n' glory boys Midnight - no light Cool sand - like mud in my hands Got this feelin' - in my hair What's that movin' - I ain't a scared It's that same old story Freak out with the death 'n' glory boys When it's down to stealing apples 'N' you been doin' time They can buy the hero in you For a dime You're a death 'n' glory boy You'd better pack up your troubles In your old kit bag Say goodbye to your mother She's the only friend you have Long live the leaders Long may they reign May they live long enough To feel every single pain They don't care about the widows They don't give no reasons why They just keep on making medals You can buy From the death 'n' glory boys
She dresses in leather She isn't too together She looks then she lowers her eyes at me She smokes cigarettes She likes to get wet And she's about a woman as a woman can be I said That girl is rock 'n' roll She got the cutest figure I think it's gettin' bigger She's about, hangin' out, over me She feels just right In the middle of the night 'N' she's about a woman as a woman can be I said That girl is rock 'n' roll
The spirit of war is all around us 'N' everybody knows somethin's goin' on Fasten your seat belts - say goodbye to your mothers Cos everybody knows somethin's goin' on Nuclear missiles - cover to cover Everybody knows somethin's goin' on The world is a subway - all the leaders are muggers 'N' everybody knows somethin's goin' on Well I say Roll up to the party - welcome to the show We'll make you live in fear - then we'll make you disappear Somethin's goin' on 'n' everybody knows What you got - what you got Everybody knows somethin's goin' on Most people got nothin' - a few got the lot 'N' everybody knows - it's still goin' on Well I say Roll up to the circus - welcome to death row Just do what we say - then we'll blow you all away Somethin's goin' on 'n' everybody knows What about hunger... are they just another number? We're all an endangered species 'N' everybody knows - it's still goin' on Well I say Welcome to Thanksgiving - what we reap is what we sow We'll watch you die in vain from the safety of our plane Somethin's goin' on 'n' everybody knows
Captain to Candida - we just hit earth Everyone's strange here - don't know what they're worth Got this idea - we're gonna be machines We'll play a part in their imaginary dreams Say hi - hi - hi Have you ever stopped to figure out why We're Captain Void 'n' the Video Jets Go go get - go go get Your Captain Void 'n' the Video Jets We're the original space cadets Captain to Candida - we're spreading fast They're watchin' us - watching them throught the glass We got them hypnotized - under our control We're nearly ready to put the world on hold Say hi - hi - hi Have you ever stopped to figure out why We're Captain Void 'n' the Video Jets Place your bets - place your bets On Captain Void 'n' the Video Jets We hide inside your T.V. set We don't hit lovers - we leave them alone We just hit children who rot in their homes Something is happening Now Mr. Jones just touch me (c'mon) Turn me on!
Doctor, doctor, am I alright? I keep on stayin' up - all through the night Smokin', drinkin', watchin' T.V. 'til the light It's been a long time since I slept All I seem to think about is what I ain't yet I'm seeing double Doctor, doctor, am I in need? Seems like there's somethin' wrong with me Underneath this stone lies a different guy My head says yeah - my body says no I can't seem to get up - I can't seem to go I'm seeing double In the middle of my life - it's just a little strange All those people - they're alright - if they'd stop messin' with my brain I remember when the world was new Doctor, doctor, what can you do? I'm tired of runnin' - give me something to slow down Ain't been to bed in over a week I can't catch up son sleep - it's playing hide 'n' seek I'm seeing double
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Transcribed by Steve Norgrove