By Tonight

(Overend Watts)

Much too soon you're gonna know I'm strong
I don't care what's right or wrong,
I'm gonna find you by tonight.
I've been so long searching for you
And there ain't a thing that you can do
'Cos I'm gonna be there by tonight.

If you're feeling edgy then you better catch a train,
Or you may see my face at your window pane
I'm gonna get you by tonight.

I've listened and waited and watched every move
I'm tortured and twisted, got something to prove
And I ain't the kind that you can easily soothe
Now you're in for some trouble,
I'm telling the truth.
And you can't escape ....

Monte Carlo

(Overend Watts)

Everyone agrees, a little money helps to please,
But I just took so much of it, I'm shakin' at the knees
And we've gotta leave this town.
We've had a heavy day, but the law want us to stay,
We told them "Thanks a lot, but we've just got to get away"
And we've gotta leave right now!
There's a place I gotta be, and time won't wait for me
But I gotta make it alone
I can see the river wind, and hear the guns behind
We gotta move, we gotta run,
away from what we've done.

Only yesterday I was lazing in the sun,
Makin' out with bar-room queens and boozing like a bum
Now we've gotta leave this town
It don't seem really fair, but then thinkin' of my share,
I guess it can't be bad, 'cos I must be a millionaire,
So we've gotta leave right now.
There's a place I gotta go where nobody'll know
And I've gotta make it alone
I can see the hills ahead, and the skyline turning red ....

Now I'm crawling down the street with an independent air,
Feeling good from being loose, so we ain't got a care
And feeling like settling down
But someone starts to stare, and he jumps up from his chair,
Before he gets to make a sound, I'm sitting on my mare
And we've gotta leave right now

I don't know where to go, and I'm feeling pretty low
But I've gotta make it alone
And as I turn around, I can see a dusty cloud ....

We gotta move, we gotta run,
Away from what we've done
We gotta move, we gotta run,
All the way to Monte Carlo.

She Does It

(Overend Watts)

Anything you want, anything you need, she does it,
She don't even care, if you make her bleed, she does it,
She can do it better than Judy or Suzie, Wouldn't want to say that she's really choosy.
But if you find out that she gets about, just turn her round
If you're straight or bent, don't have to pay a cent,
'Cos she does it... Free!
Only twenty-three, but boy you're telling me that she does it,
She can make you feel like a little schoolboy
Tie you up in knots, or she can be a kill-joy
But if you find out that she gets about, just turn her round.

Lethercomealongandtakeyabythehand,
Thenbeforetoolongyou'llreachthepromisedland,
Anyproblemsthatyou'vegotshe'llunderstand
She's more than just a friend ...
Girls like her are really hard to find,
Maybe it's her inquiring mind,
Don't know what it is,
But she makes me feel like this...

Come along with me, I want you to see how she does it,
Can't control myself, nor can no-one else when she does it,
We can even see her at the same time,
Nothing's wrong with that, in fact she'll think it's fine
I don't mind if you don't mind,
so come on now before someone gets in ...

Lethercomealongandtakeyabythehand,
Thenbeforetoolongyou'llreachthepromisedland,
Anyproblemsthatyou'vegotshe'llunderstand
She's more than just a friend ...

I'll Tell You Something

(Overend Watts)

When you left you really let me down
I can't rise, though I've tried, I'm still waiting around,
I remember how it used to be,
I've tried, and I've tried but I can't understand.
Just the way you called out my name
Wasn't the same, it felt like a different game
And the way you called out my name....

After time has slipped away,
you may find that I'm still on your mind,
We'll have gone our separate ways
much to far to turn around,
You'll remember all the things we went through,
Following me, following you for all time,
And you'll remember I still feel the same,
It's such a shame ....

I'll tell you something that you ought to know
If you're leaving home today,
You're turning your back on something so strong,
But I hope you find your way.
I'll tell you something that you ought to know
If you're leaving me today,
You're turning your back on a love that's so strong
That you might not find your way
I'll tell you something that you gotta know
If you're leaving me today
Don't turn your back on me, 'Cos I can't go on,
And I'll never find my way.

Stiff Upper Lip

(Overend Watts)

Stop complaining, that won't be any use
It's all right, just stay loose
Listen honey, there's no money
Country's ruined, down the drain.

Jimmy's feeling down, 'cos ain't got a pound,
He's leaving the sinking ship
But he ain't gonna drown; just walkin' on soft ground
So why not stay with us and help us try to put it back afloat.

Best foot forward, worst foot backward,
We shall always overcome,
Playing music for ten years now
Made no bread, we must be dumb!

People feeling down 'cos they ain't got a pound,
They're leaving the sinking ship
But you ain't gonna drown so why not stick around,
And maybe you can stay with us and help us try to make it float again.

"Now look here, what's all this bickering, etc, etc?"
(Heckling and gyp section)

And so you see, we won't be going away, No Way
We're going to stay,
We're going to get stronger,
it won't be much longer.

So be patient and be brave through the slumps
It's going to turn up trumps!

LoveNow

(Overend Watts)

I need love, I need it now,
Not tomorrow, but right now,
You look good, but you don't look nice,
Be my friend, just once or twice.

I don't wanna settle down,
I just wanna fool around
Gimme something that I want....

I want love, and I wannit now,
Not in two seconds, I wannit now,
You're feeling bad, aw, that's a shame,
Come over here, I'll fix the pain!

A little action is what I need,
If you don't like it, then you better leave,
I'll tell it to you straight down the line
Don't ask no questions, we ain't got time!

Apologies

(Nigel Benjamin)

Lies, broken promises
Dreams and apologies
Seems I'm wasting my time
With you.

Yesterdays and tomorrows
All full of sorrows
More goodbyes than smiles
From you.

The Great White Wail

(Overend Watts)

Like the sea after the storm
You calm me, keep me warm and safe from harm.
Heal my wounds, cure my pain,
I feel cold, I feel rain on me again.

So take me and hold me and keep me don't burn me,
Love me and need me and tell me don't burn me,
Your light shines bright
Reach me and save me, protect me, don't burn me,
Show me, enclose me, surround me, don't burn me,
Your light shines bright...

Through the dark, I see fear,
I can breathe, now you're near and holding me.

Here We Are

(Overend Watts)

Here we are drifting apart further every day
Friends all say it's not my fault it had to end like this
'Cause I don't know too much about caring
And I don't know the meaning of sharing - everything.

I just couldn't show what you should've known,
To keep you by my side,
I just couldn't say what other people say,
They're words too hard to find

Here we are, we can't look back, we can only live,
Wondering why I can't even cry, I can't do anything,
And I don't even care about tomorrow,
Any love that I need I can borrow, to get me by.

I can never show to anyone I know
The way I feel I do,
But one thing's for sure, in my special way
I'm still in love with you.

It Takes One To Know One

(Dale Griffin)

Well, didya ever get the feelin' that the world ain't right?
Like when you're standing in the dance-hall someone picks a fight
He says, "Hey, c'mere long-hair I saw ya lookin' at my chick!"
You gotta get away quick
And as you turn to make a run he throws a punch at your head
You know you gotta make the exit or you're gonna be dead
But when you finally hit the sidewalk you can tell that you ain't going too far

'Cos someone stole your car
And it's the same play, each day, can't pay, no way
They gotcha in a hole y'know.
It's the same old reason and the same old rhyme,
And the snakes are out to bite you everytime
But not me babe
It takes one to know one,
It takes one to know one,
It takes one to know one,
And I know you!

You know I tried to call my baby, tried to make a date,
She said, "I'm awful sorry, honey, but you called too late,
Y'see I've gotta drive my Daddy to a meeting of the P.T.A.,
I can't come out to play!"
So then I took me off downtown and met this chick in a bar
She took me back to her apartment in her Jaguar,
But when we started rockin' she threw me straight outta the door,
There oughta be a law
And it's the same play, each day, can't pay, there's no way
You're gonna get a break, y'know
It's the same old reason and the same old rhyme,
She says she's got the feelin' but she ain't got the time,
Don't gimme that jive, babe
It takes one to know one
And I know you!

Well now it's Saturday night and I just got laid,
But there's a shadow in the alley still gotta be paid.
I heard it's tough at the top, but it sure looks good from the floor
They won't let you score.
Every day it's getting rougher and it's hard to survive
When there's a lotta people round don't wanna see you alive,
They wanna take you to the cleaners, and leave you in the gutter to bleed
When they've got all they need.
And it's the same old reason and the same old rhyme,
And the man still wants your life on the dotted line,
But I got wise, babe
It takes one to know one
And I Know You (all of you).

I Can Show You How It Is

(Overend Watts/Dale Griffin)

Always burned, you've never learned the times when not to fight,
You're always hurtin', never certain that the time was right,
Always being insecure's the price you have to pay
Sometimes it ain't wrong to follow, I can show you the way.

I can show you how it is.

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