Golden Opportunity

(Ian Hunter)

The kids are OK
They're telling you now
But you're letting them down
Cause you just don't know how
And it's a golden opportunity

I'm spinning in space
I'm laughing away
Your so pathetic
I can just hear them say
It's like a golden opportunity

You better hear it
See hear it
It's a golden opportunity
You better hear it
Get near it
It's a golden opportunity

We reckon they're rats
Now see how they run
My house is so common
And we're dumb we're so dumb
And it's a golden opportunity

Scream all you suckers
Scream all you can
I'm losing my bluff
It's a scam its a scam
And it's a golden opportunity

You better hear it
You better hear it hear it
It's like a golden opportunity
You better hear it
You better hear it hear it
It's like a golden opportunity
Alright!
You better hear it hear it
Hear it hear it It's a golden opportunity
Hear it
Hear it
It's a golden opportunity
You better hear it
You better hear it
It's a golden opportunity
You better hear it
You better hear it
It's a golden opportunity
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Shallow Crystals

(Ian Hunter)

Her life gets smaller in his eyes
And he wonders if he thinks he should cry
Oh mother the colour's gone and left your hair
And he wonders if he thinks he should care
She told him how to play a guitar
She told him how to be a star
But mother were you really there

My friend don't speak he's such a mixed up boy
I wonder if she sold him his toys
A kiss on the cheek a conversation decoy
In his cute little corduroys
Oh she taught him how to win the game
She taught him everything is your name
Oh mother did you have to destroy
Mother if you really cared
You'd talk to him cry for him
All you every did was dream
All you ever said was be cool be cool be cool
And I think you made a mess of his life
And I think he made a mess of your life
And I think it made a mess of my life

Mother if you really cared
You'd talk to him cry for him
All you every did was dream
All you ever said was be cool be cool be cool
And I think you made a mess of her life
And I think she made a mess of your life
And I think it made a mess of my life
I think you made a mess of my life
I think you made a mess of my life

Overnight Angels

(Ian Hunter)

In the heat of the Indian summer
Out along the Appalachian Way
You can hear the sound of the Overnight Angels
As they pray
Charged by the light of some mariners lantern
Spitting out a cold but triangular spray
Can't you hear the screams of the Overnight Angels
As they play

Talking to the spirits through a silver curtain
Reaching out beyond the length of the light
You can catch a glimpse of an Overnight Angel
As he shines
Dancing through the toys of the dead and the living
Laughing at the poets changing their rhymes
Can't you feel the pulse of the Overnight Angels
Beating time

Can you hear us can you hear us
We're talking 'bout the Overnight Angels Can you hear us can you hear us
We're talking 'bout the Overnight Angels Angels Angels

Children of the junkies led the revolution
Push yourselves over get yourselves there
Someone throw their arms round the Overnight Angels
Cause they care
Angels don't need no phony religion
Throw them out along with the ethnic nowheres
They will never speak to the Overnight Angels
They can only stare

Can you hear us can you hear us
We're talking 'bout the Overnight Angels Can you hear us can you hear us
We're talking 'bout the Overnight Angels Angels Angels Angels

Can you hear us can you hear us
We're talking 'bout the Overnight Angels
Can you hear us can you hear us
We're talking 'bout the Overnight Angels Angels Angels Angels
Can you hear us can you hear us
We're talking 'bout the Overnight Angels
Can you hear us can you hear us
We're talking 'bout the Overnight Angels Angels Angels Angels
Can you hear us can you hear us
We're talking 'bout the Overnight Angels
Can you hear us can you hear us
We're talking 'bout the Overnight Angels Angels Angels Angels
Angels Angels Angels Angels
Angels Angels Angels Angels
Angels Angels Angels Angels
Overnight Angels
Overnight Angels
Talking about
The Overnight Angels
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Broadway

(Ian Hunter)

Green lights on Broadway
All the magic seems to say
Come and ride with me baby you know
It's got to be the greatest show on Broadway
Out here on the streets they say
You can see your life in one day
I long I long I long I long I long to hear every single street singer
Oh what a mood that feeling brings
You can capture life in a jar
Chances are that you'll find out on Broadway Who you really are

Sitting in a lonely room
Staring through the evening gloom
She'll never make the grade on Broadway
She'll never spend exciting nights
Surrounded by a maze of lights
And stars that line the streets on Broadway

Broadway
When the neon lights are shining bright
She knows she's going to make it someday
Broadway
You can hear the music of the night
She knows that she will
Broadway
When the neon lights are shining bright
Oh I know she's going to make it some day
Broadway
You can hear the music of the night
I know that she will
I said
Broadway
Oh how I love you how I love you
Broadway
How I love you how I love you
Broadway
It's your show I know I know
But chances are you'll find out on Broadway
Who you really are

Justice of the Peace

(Ian Hunter)

Its such a terrible shame it was only a game
Then her brothers found out seven Johnny be Goode's
We was only pretending at mummys and daddys
They totally misunderstood
Oh what a terrible plight what a terrible fight
It was too much to bear her father said 'ere
I think you better sign it's a letter designed
To have you married by the first of the year
Get the Justice of the Peace
Get the Justice get the Justice of the Peace
Oh Get the Justice of the Peace
Get the Justice get the Justice of the Peace

If you want to play with fire
You'll get yourself burned
I was messing with the ashes
But look at how it turned out
Get the Justice of the Peace
Get the Justice get the Justice of the Peace

Oh what a terrible waste such a shocking disgrace
To give me away I'm too young to die
A shotgun wedding heading straight for the sky
And I'm shy Mary Ellen I'm shy y y y Get the Justice of the Peace
Get the Justice I'll get the Justice of the Peace
Come On!
Get the Justice of the Peace
Get the Justice I'll get the Justice of the Peace

When your chips go down
You came on the dice
Forget the Mississippi
Take some friendly advice

Get the Justice of the Peace
I'll Get the Justice I'll get the Justice of the Peace
(Give it to me old chum)
Get the Justice of the Peace
Get the Justice I'll get the Justice of the Peace
Get the Justice of the Peace
Get the Justice I'll get the Justice of the Peace
If you want to play with fire
You'll get yourself burned
And I was messing with the ashes
And look at how it turned out
I'll Get the Justice get the Justice of the Peace
I'll Get the Justice I'll get the Justice of the Peace
I'll Get the Justice get the Justice of the Peace
I'll Get the Justice I'll get the Justice of the Peace
I'll Get the Justice get the Justice of the Peace
I'll Get the Justice I'll get the Justice of the Peace
I'll Get the Justice get the Justice of the Peace
I'll Get the Justice I'll get the Justice of the Peace

(Miss) Silver Dime

(Ian Hunter/Earl Slick)

Alice was a drunken Mona Lisa
Arching up some American wall
She said I really want to please you
I said that's easy let yourself fall All you got to do is go
Ride on down rock and roll
Shine on Miss Silver Dime
Ride on down rock and roll
Blow my sweet mind
Blow my sweet mind

As I was posing down some empty broken street
Said the world is coming to an end
She screamed out loudly
I'm so lonely I'm so lonely
I'm so lonely I'm so lonely
I said on me you can depend
All you got to do is go
Ride on down rock and roll
Shine on Miss Silver Dime
Ride on down rock and roll
Blow my sweet mind
Blow my sweet mind

She sucked so sadly on this feather tail
She got me up when I was down
She plays the music and when the music fades
I want her to get me up I want her to get me up
I want her to get me up I want her to get me up
I want her to get me up get me up
Get me up get me up get me up get me up
Get me up get me up get me up get me up
All you got to do is go
Ride on down rock and roll
Shine on Miss Silver Dime
Ride on down rock and roll
Blow my sweet mind
Blow my sweet mind
Ride on down rock and roll
Shine on Miss Silver Dime
Ride on down rock and roll
Blow my sweet mind
Blow my sweet mind
All you got to do is go
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Wild 'N Free

(Ian Hunter)

Wild 'N Free Wild 'N Free
Wild 'N Free Wild 'N Free
Oh! I'd never known what it was like to free
I always thought it was never true
I got a feeling I was lost in space
Did not like my face
Just wanted to be
Wild 'N Free Wild 'N Free
Like a hurricane
Wild 'N Free Wild 'N Free
Oh insanity's so insane Wild 'N Free Wild 'N Free
I ain't got no got no got no name
Wild 'N Free Wild 'N Free
Don't want no ball and chain

Damn people telling me that I was thinking bad
Had me believing they was right
All they wanted was another slob
In some stinking job
That just ain't me I just want to be
w w w Wild 'N Free Wild 'N Free
Like a hurricane
Wild 'N Free Wild 'N Free
Oh insanity's so in so insane Wild 'N Free Wild 'N Free
I ain't got no name
Wild 'N Free Wild 'N Free
I don't I don't want to know a ball and chain

Just then I found out I was too broke to get out
So I took to the road no one was having me
I said don't want no handouts
Cause I'm making out
You ain't like me I just want to be
uh uh uh Wild 'N Free
I tried to tell you babe but you never understood
I always tried to make you see
But you believed just what your old man said
He had you chained to his head
And its on TV TV TV TV
Want to be want to be want to be
Wild 'N Free Wild 'N Free
Like a hurricane
Wild 'N Free Wild 'N Free
Oh insanity's so insane Wild 'N Free Wild 'N Free
I ain't got no got no got no name
Wild 'N Free Wild 'N Free
Don't want no ball and chain
Wild 'N Free Wild 'N Free
Just like a ball a ball a ball of fire Wild 'N Free Wild 'N Free
Like it high its getting higher Wild 'N Free Wild 'N Free
Like some bolt from out the sky
Wild 'N Free Wild 'N Free
Like some bullett
Say goodbye

The Ballad of Little Star

(Ian Hunter)

You don't look a day over ten so why be
Do you have to pretend to be older than you are
Beads and mirrors by your body
And in some roadside bar you feel the pain
Little Star

Lost on a merry go round, on the game
You can never be found cause you don't know who you are
The reservation killed your nation
And in some tourists car you feel the pain
Little Star

You know you know
We grow and grow
We never slow
We always win
And you feel lost
And you feel crossed
And you feel tossed
Just like the wind
Your father will have told you of the wind

Bowed those fine heads that, once proud, roamed the plains
They sought nothing to gain 'til our fathers civilised
And broken hearted arrows roamed the skies
Then you were born to feel the pain
Little Star

You know you know
We grow and grow
We never slow
We always win
And you feel lost
And you feel crossed
And you feel tossed
Just like the wind
You know you know
We grow and grow
We never slow
We always win
And you feel lost
And you feel crossed
And you feel tossed
Just like the wind
Your father will have told you of the wind

To Love a Woman

(Ian Hunter)

To love a woman
Lost and lonely through the night
My baby doesn't hear me right
Cross my heart and hope to die
The words won't come although I try
It's there beneath me deep and strong
And when I speak it sounds so wrong
Oh cross my heart and hope to die
I'll never know the reason why
You and I were so in love
And if the sun won't shine
I'll be warm enough for the both of us
To love a woman
To love a woman
To love a woman
To love a woman

Sometimes when I'm away from you
I love you more you know its true
Oh cross my heart and hope to die
This loneliness is good sometimes
And you'll return smile over me
And I still can't say what's plain to see
But cross my heart and hope to die
You'll never know how hard I try
You and I we fell in love
And if the sun won't shine
I'll be warm enough for the both of us
To love a woman
To love a woman
To love a woman
To love a woman
To love a woman
To love a woman
To love a woman
To love a woman

Loving a woman like you ain't hard to do
You know it happens all the time
To love a woman another woman
To love a woman ain't never been hard
(Cross my heart and hope to die)
To love a woman
To love a woman
To love a woman
To love a woman
To love a woman
To love a woman
To love a woman

So I'll go on through this night
Wishing the words to come out right
Cross my heart and hope to die
This stubborn tongue's gonna make me cry
Just accept me as I am
Understand I'm a quiet man
Cross my heart and hope to die
I dread the day you say goodbye
You and I we fell in love
And if the sun won't shine
I'll be warm enough for the both of us
To love a woman
To love a woman
To love a woman
To love a woman
To love a woman
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