Thunderbuck Ram

(Mick Ralphs)

There have been several attempts at this song, so hard are the lyrics to decipher. Which is "correct"? Short of asking Mick Ralphs, we don't know, but the lyrics presented here have been judged by others on the list as pretty close. We believe Take 3 to be the best.

Take 1

Will there come a time
When songs are hard to find
And all those nursery rhymes are far from here

There's got to be a change
Thoughts to rearrange
Could it seem so strange to drive me deeper

Only time has shown
Of our unrelenting love
Disguised a lonely heart has tried to steal it

Life will still go on
Whatever side you're on
And realise what's gone was never here man

Take 2

There may come a time,
when songs are hard to find
And all those rhymes are (?)
There's got to be a change
Thoughts to re-arrange
Does it seem so strange
You try redealing.

Only time will show
It's the only end you know
Those guys from down below
They're tryin' to see them
Life will still go on
When everything is wrong
Do (?)

Take 3

Will there come a time when sorrow's hard to find
And all those nursery rhymes will find a meaning
There's got to be a change, thoughts to rearrange
Does it seem so strange to try redeeming

Only time will show if the unrelenting blow
That's cast from down below does strike the ceiling
Life must still go on whatever's right or wrong
Realise what's gone and was never healing

Anthony Joel suggests a lyric of "...realise this karma's never healing".

Take 4

Will there come a time
When someone's hard to find
And all those will survive to find a meaning
There's got to be a change
thoughts to rearrange
Could it seem so strange to care redeeming

Only time is strong
If the only legend of life
Is God from now and then to strike the ceiling
Life will still go on
When everything is wrong
When life is gone most ever healing. 

No Wheels To Ride

(Ian Hunter)

No wheels to ride
No wheels to travel
No tracks to take on down
The road I walk is getting heavy
But I must still go on
And in the night
I hear the calling
As the train goes by
Then all I hear is my footsteps falling
Upon the tears I cry
(yeah)
If I could find a better way to get to you
You know that I would
No money lines my pockets now
But by the spring you know that it should
Well I just cant wait to catch that greyhound bus
That will take me back right to your side
(oh oh)
Can't get enough
Can't get enough
I can't get enough of your love
(baby)
(whoa)
(hey)
So I'll go on making time
'Til I can see a way
Maybe tomorrow I'll find a future
Baby all I can say
If I can find a better way to get to you
You know that I will
Nobody rides my pockets now
But by the spring you know yes you know that they will
And someday soon I'll see you there waiting at the station just for me
(oh)
I just can't wait
I just can't wait
I just can't wait
For you to get back
(home)
(oh please)

You Are One Of Us

(Ian Hunter)

Well you know the way we go
And you know the way we see
Grateful for the chosen road
Nice to have the memories
And you know we won't forget you
And you know we'll always care
We won't follow no superstitions
We ain't running anywhere
(hey)
Thankyou for the way you've been
Each and every night
Thankyou for most everything
Thankyou baby, thankyou baby
Thankyou baby, thankyou baby

You are one of us yes you are
(hey hey you know you know)
You are one of us yes you are
(yes everywhere we go)
(and its everywhere we've seen)
You are one of us yes you are
(ooo yeah)
(everything we do)
(thankyou)
(I said thankyou)
(I said thankyou)

Walkin' With a Mountain

(Ian Hunter)

A mountain train's coming down the track
She ain't wasting time
She's carrying me cause I'm going back
Right to the Delaware line
She knows well I ain't been anywhere
Because I crawl back every time to her
Walkin' with a mountain
Walkin' with a mountain

Troubles and tears
I'll take it in years
I left so many behind
I may be a train rearranged
Who knows what I'll find
But everything's better in my life I know
I can face any grades that I'm on
Walkin' with a mountain
Walkin' with a mountain
(alright)
(hey hey hey)

(oh) I'm walkin' with a mountain
Walkin' with a mountain
When she talks to me I know she sees
Where I'm heading to
She sits winks takes it all in
Just admires the view
And if I had a choice in life
I'd take that mountain for my wife
I'm walkin' with a mountain
Walkin' with a mountain
Walkin' with a mountain
Walkin' with a mountain
Walkin' with a mountain
Walkin' with a mountain
Walkin' with a mountain
Walkin' with a mountain
Jumping Jack Flash it's a gas
Jumping Jack Flash it's a gas
Jumping Jack Flash it's a gas
Jumping Jack Flash it's a gas
Jumping Jack Flash it's a gas
Jumping Jack Flash it's a gas

I Can Feel

(Ian Hunter)

Well I know this life is real
If I close my eyes I see
All around mw worlds of a million ways
But still I feel
The truth is here in me
It does not matter what you see
For my face is living on borrowed time
But still I feel
I can feel (I'm telling you baby)
I can feel
I can feel

So bury me alone
You can take your flowers home
For there ain't no peace in this world that I know
But I can feel
baby baby
I can feel (whoa)
I can feel (I'm telling you oh)
I can feel (whoa)
(oh yeah)
I can feel (whoa)
I can feel
I can feel
I can feel (come on)
I can feel (whoa)
I can feel

Threads of Iron

(Mick Ralphs)

Sitting here alone again
Wondering where it is
Can't begin to figure out
The reason for our mess
Maybe theres no cause or comfort
In the way we live
Forget about the way we got here
It's hard enough to live
And you are what you are
You are what you are
You are what you are yes you are

You can see the answers all around
Any chosen day
Life is always what you make of it
Find a better way
Look to find the best in people
Do what you want to do
Treat yourself as any other
'Cause everyone is you
And you are what you are
You are what you are
You are what you are yes you are
(oh oh hey hey)

When My Mind's Gone

(Ian Hunter)

When my mind's gone
All I do is sit and think
And the days go by
I don't remember anything
And yesterday becomes tomorrow
And I can see the day after tomorrow
I can even see next year
When my mind's gone
When my mind's gone

And the time goes fast
And the shadows fly away
If this feeling lasts
Then I won't have to find a thing to say
What once was clean is now unclean
What once was straight is now unstraight
What once was free is now unfree
What once was cold is now uncold
What once was me is now not me
When my mind's gone
When both my minds gone
When all of my mind's gone
When my mind's gone

So I'll take my secrets
I'll take them with me to my grave
And if I'm taking yours
Then I will try to make it safe
There ain't nothing going right
There ain't even nothing going wrong that's right
And day is day
And night ain't night
And night is day
And day is night
And spring is summer
And autumn's winter
When my mind's gone
When my mind's gone
When my mind's gone
Everything's gone
When my mind's gone
When my mind's gone
When my mind's gone
When my mind's gone

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

Transcribed by Greg Luker except Thunderbuck Ram Take 2 by Colin Ford, Take 3 by Steve Norgrove and Take 4 by Just a Buzz (actually an English translation of a Japanese translation on a Japanese single...)

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