Detroit (Rough mix)

(Ian Hunter)

(Instrumental)

Na Na Na

(Ian Hunter)

(TBD)

I Need Your Love (Rough mix)

(Ian Hunter)

I was a cold, cold house,
In was a cold, cold room.
No one lived in me.
I was an empty tune.
Lovers came to view
They looked all around.
But they couldn't see nothin',
nothin but the ground, they really put me down
and then someone burned
inside of me
and I found myself learnin'
how to fight free.

You know it feels so good
When I can turn to you
Look you straight in the eye,
say I need you, need you, oh I need you
I need your love, baby,
I need your love, I wanna hear your name
over and over, over again.
I need your love, baby,
I need your love, I got you on my brain
over and over, over again.

You know it hurts so bad
when you have to say
you ain't got nobody
and then one day
it makes you feel so good
when I can turn to you
Look you straight in the eye,
say I need you, need you, oh I need you
I need your love, 
I need your love, I gotta hear your name
over and over, over again.
I need your love,
I need your love, I got you on my brain
I said over, over, over again, 
Over, over, aaah!

I need your love, 
I need your love, 
I got you on my mind

Rain (Alternative mix)

(Ian Hunter)

Billy said this town is dying,
It's dying just to be like me.
He was fighting everything in sight,
Died when he was 23.
I used to meet him down at his cafe,
he had one eye on the door
and the other on the writing on the wall.
He'd get restless and angry and we'd all laugh
'cause we weren't really scared,
we was his friends, he wouldn't hurt us at all
And all he'd say was rain, rain, rain
rain, rain, rain,
rain, rain, rain,
rain, rain, rain.
We gotta leave this town.

And Glover was a dancer,
imitating Eddie Cochran by the jukebox.
In the corner of the room
'till he was lost.
Barry 'n me, we used to escape, playing I Go Ape
wearing Italian clothes drinking cider talking in the rain
Hey babe, come over here, let me buy you a beer, what's your name,
she said "Boy, it doesn't really matter, don't you see?
You ain't what I want, you ain't what I need,
you ain't what I fancy, you ain't what I dream of" 
'n I'd silently leave
Ugly.
Rain, rain, rain,
rain, rain, rain,
rain, rain, rain,
rain, rain, rain.
I gotta leave this place.

My history is a cop-out
Somewhere back there in the dark I got scared 'cause I knew I was gonna loose.
You know that feeling you get in your guts, all that frustration when you know you're going nuts.
You gotta make a move.
There was Billy and Glover and Pacer and Taylor and Valerie and Barry
I remember what he said about that town.
He said "I went to London once, came back,
wiped the tears from my eyes, looked out the window, couldn't make it
and it was still pouring down,
more of that rain, rain, rain,
rain, rain, rain,
rain, rain, rain,
rain, rain, rain."
I'm gonna get a train,
never coming back again.
'Cause if I did it would be the same.
Boy, you really messed up my brain.

All of that rain rain rain,
rain rain rain
rain rain rain
rain rain rain

Take your washing off the line.
Take your washing off the line.
Take the washing off the line.
Take the washing off the line.

It's gonna rain.
It's gonna rain.

I Believe In You

(Ian Hunter)

I can't believe it when you bark
Just like some dog left in the dark
I can't believe it when you look
Talk just like some history book
I just believe in you

Now I can't believe it when you smile
Everything becomes worthwhile
Can't believe it (?)
(?) on my (?)
I just believe in you
Yeah I just believe in you

(alright!)
I believe it was the spring or the summer
'n the autumn 'n the winter time too
The only thing that I believe in
I believe I believe I believe I believe
I believe I believe I believe I believe in you

Now I don't believe it when you look
Talk like someone on the (?)
I don't believe it when you squeeze(?)
Feeling still is(?) all the night
I just believe in you
(oh again)
I just believe in you
(go to the middle again)

I don't believe in the fall or the winter
In the spring or the summer time too, yeah
The only thing oh the other thing
I believe I believe I believe I believe in you
I believe in you...

I just believe in you...

Listen To The Eight Track

(Ian Hunter)

(Mick, I've got a...)

There must be one million stories in New York City, the naked city, and this is one of 'em

I live out on the island, and I got problems
My Mom don't like me, cause she says I know Sultan(?)
Sitting in the car park, in my old Buick Skylark
Getting high, getting high,
Getting high on the eight track

Oh, listen to the eight track
Oh, listen to the eight track
Oh, listen to the eight track
Oh, listen to the eight track

Oh it ain't easy, when you gotta survive
Keep on giving death, just to survive
Oh get out into the car park, sitting in my own Buick Skylark in the dark
Oh, 'n I'll listen to the eight track
Oh, I'll listen to the eight track
Oh, listen to the eight track
Oh, listen to the eight track
Yeah, can't wind it back
Listen to the eight track
In between the seats, in the cracks
Listen to the eight track

Oh sometimes I get a woman in here
And I put on Bruce Springsteen's new double album
And then, just when everything's getting hot
I start turning the volume right down low
Baby, let me snuggle right next to you

You turned to me sweetly, you know what she said,
She said, turn up the eight track
Oh listen to the eight track
Oh listen to the eight track, ain't no winding it back
Listen to the eight track
Listen to the eight track
Listen to the eight track

There must have been about a million stories in New York City, the naked city, and this has been one of them!

You Stepped Into My Dreams

(Ian Hunter)

That's it baby, take one last look
We gotta go catch a plane
Then you won't die, and I won't die
But we won't ever be the same

Oh I can feel a mood coming down on me
Such a good thing disappears
I can sense the loss creeping up on us
And it's deeper than any tears I've known

You stepped into my dreams
You opened up the door
You stepped into my dreams
I want you back for more

You stepped into my dreams tonight

In the shadows of the night you saw me
In the morning you were gone
Won't you blow a kiss to me baby
We both gotta be moving on

Sometimes you see a lover and she's made for love
But you let that lover slip by
You believe and yet she's so hard to get
And you never know the reasons why

She stepped into your dreams
She opened up your door
She stepped into your dreams
You want her so much more

She stepped into your dreams tonight yeah

Oh when you're doing what you're doing
What do you think of me babe
There ain't much else to say
In another time, in another place
Things might have turned out okay

I can feel a darkness I can never conceal
Sometimes I get just a little insane
I can feel emotions like the mighty oceans
They're driving me again, and I know

You stepped into my dreams
You opened up the door
You stepped into my dreams
I want you back for more

You stepped into my dreams
And I don't know what to do
I'm so scared of losing you.

Venus In The Bathtub

(Ian Hunter)

(TBD)

Theatre Of The Absurd

(Ian Hunter)

My teeth turned seven shades darker
As I sit 'n' write these words
And London's gettin' paler in my theatre of the absurd.
You figured for an evening and you made it all worthwile.
It's seldom people have a job and even rarer that I smile.

Play me some, play me some, play me Brixton power.
Teach your children to be them and never ever ours.
Play me some, play me some, play me Brixton power.
Someone took the park away an' they left a lonely flower.

And if your songs be classics, throw them to the herd.
The truth is where they came from and not this theatre of the absurd.
Some say you wanted to play for me but it's only what you've heard
That made you want to capture me in your theatre of the absurd.
It was not me I said myself and you must do so too.
I hope you have the strength to stay when I'll be watchin' you.

So baby,
Play me some, play me some, play me Brixton power.
Teach your children to be them and never ever ours.
Play me some, play me some, play me Brixton power.
Someone took the park away an' they left a lonely flower.

Oh when I got here back home tonight something within me stirred.
Oh it must have been a different kind of play that touched my theatre of the absurd.
Now I'll be on my way alone but an interesting thing occurred
See nobody ever shared too much in my theatre of the absurd.
And there I was back in London, thought about history.
It was just like being in school again but I felt something movin' in me.
Hearin' just a bit of the future oh it's comin' and it's still blurred
And that's the only thing worth living for in my theatre of the absurd.

Come on,
Play me some, play me some, play me Brixton power.
Teach your children to be them and never ever ours.
Oh play me some, play me some, play me Brixton power.
Someone took the park away but they left a lonely flower.

Play me some, play me some, play me Brixton power.
Play me some, play me some, play me Brixton power.
Play me some, play me some, play me Brixton power.
Oh, play me some, play me some, play me Brixton power.
Oh, play me some, play me some, play me Brixton power.
(etc)

Detroit (Out-take 5 - vocal)

(Ian Hunter)

He used to ride through the streets, crying through the alleyway
Freezing cold in the early morning light
Out to get a salary
Detroit, Detroit
TV image ain't gonna pay the bills
Big big cars
Detroit, Detroit
The fan
Detroit, Detroit
Big big shots
Got their heads in the sand
The usual
(buzzing cars noises from Ian)
You're late
Detroit, Detroit
He's a working man
Ghost town
Ghost town
(indistinguishable sounds, laughs)
The loneliest man in the world

Na Na Na (Extended mix)

(Ian Hunter)

(TBD)

China

(Ian Hunter)

China, China, the evening's moving in
See you, soon now, the boat moves with the wind
China, China, I can see the harbour lights
Light your, fire, we'll be warm tonight

China, China, the thoughts drift from the sea
I'm dreaming, of you, wear your dress for me
China, China, the oceans the rain shines on the wheel
The seagulls flying lower now
China I can feel you by my side
Across the bay, across the Tyne
Can you hear me say

China, China, wear your hair down low
Lady, Lady, you're frozen to the bone
China, China, the catch was good today
The oilskins clinging to my back
And the lantern gently sways

Oh don't you cry, the kids to bed
Didn't mean the things I said

China, China, the years go rolling by
Laughter, sorrow, I will not make you cry
China, China, think before you speak
Always remember the ocean hauls as deep
And if I'm tired of feeling low
Don't let me sleep, you know

China, China, the men are on the quay
Drinking, smoking, talking quietly
The water's calmer now
All my work is done
So China, see ya.

Old Records Never Die (Version 1)

(Ian Hunter)

Sometimes you realise that there is an end to life.
Yesterday I heard them say a hero's passed away.
And it's so hard to lose someone who's close to you.
Oh me, I did not see the danger every day.
But music's something in the air,
So he can play it anywhere.
Old records never die.

Get your healing from a song,
Just when everything goes wrong.
Play it right through the night
Till morning brings you light.
And if some folk laugh at you
Let 'em all laugh they never knew.
Oh all those scenes, to me it seems
Some folk never dream.
And on the wind, I feel a force
Rebel with some other cause.
Old records never die.

Old records never die.
You can watch the waves roll by.
You can see it in their eyes.
Old records never die.
Old records never die.
You can watch the waves roll by.
Feeling through the cry(?)
Old records never die.
I can feel you now I know why
Old records never die.

These lyrics have been determined after careful listening to the tracks in question, and are provided for educational purposes only. Due to the possibility of mis-hearing, we cannot vouch for their accuracy. Copyright remains vested in the lawful copyright holders.

Credits

I Need Your Love (Rough mix), Rain (Alternative mix), I Believe In You, Theatre Of The Absurd and Old Records Never Die (Version 1) transcribed by Adrian Perkins.

Listen To The Eight Track, You Stepped Into My Dreams and China transcribed by Colin Ford.

Detroit (Outtake 5 - vocal) transcribed by Nicole Apostola.

Minor correction to You Stepped Into My Dreams by Bob Arnot.

Minor correction to China by Adrian Perkins.

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