All Of The Good Ones Are Taken

(Ian Hunter)

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

Every Step Of The Way

(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

Fun

(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

Speechless

(Ian Hunter)

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

Death 'n' Glory Boys

(Ian Hunter)

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

That Girl Is Rock 'n' Roll

(Ian Hunter)

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

Somethin's Goin' On

(Ian Hunter)

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 Void 'n' The Video Jets

(Ian Hunter)

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!

Seeing Double

(Ian Hunter)

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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