Just Another Night

(Ian Hunter/Mick Ronson)

Oh no, the fuzz, all in a line
My oh my, I think I'm gonna die
And it's just another night
It's just another night

Got a long black face; Who goes there?
All the reefer madnessput a poor kid in jail
And it's just another night
Yeah, it's just another night

Oh take it easy boy or it's DOA
Chrome on my body and a lot of folks say
That it's just another night
Hey, It's just another night
Oh, it's just another night on the other side of life

Head one's a saw-bones and he wrecked my chair
Said "How'd you like to do it in a room downstairs"
And it's just another night
Oh, just another night

Hey now, Papa Joe, Don't you pull my hair
All this intrigue, it gets me out of my league
And it's just another night
It's just another night

His old man spent a fortune just to get him in
But baby boy growed up just as stupid as him
And it's just another night
It's just another night
It's just another night on the other side of life

Just another night, hung down slow
I don't like the hotel let me go
Hells bells! Give me a chance!
This rock 'n' roller don't wanna dance
Just another night
Just another night
Well, it's just another night on the other side of life

I never felt so bad; Where's my shades?
It's gonna be a long one getting crazed
A head spoutin' noodles said, "What do you plead?"
I said "You ain't got to touch a man to make a man bleed"

'N' it's just another night (on the other side)
It's just another night (on the other side)
It's just another night (on the other side)
It's just another night (on the other side)
It's just another night (on the other side)
It's just another night (on the other side)
It's just another night (on the other side)
It's just another night (on the other side)
It's just another night (on the other side)
It's just another night (on the other side)
It's just another night (on the other side)
It's just another night (on the other side)
It's just another night (on the other side)
It's just another night!

Wild East

(Ian Hunter)

Well it's Tuesday night
How I'd like to be inside at this time
Watchin' T.V. is killin' me
It's such a drag tonight
I feel like Jason
Just found a rusty fleece
And the Cyclops all laughin' at me
You can't tame Wild East
Wild East Wild East
Wild East Wild East

Now some cynic from the methadone clinic
He keeps on bothering me
He writes all my lyrics backwards on diapers
And hangs 'em from the local trees
Watch out, white boy
Don't argue with a sawn off piece
I'm a crazy son, Mama
I love the grease of Wild East
Wild East Wild East
Wild East Wild East
Wild East Wild East
Wild East Wild East

Now Jezebel don't feel too well, she talks to Jane
'Bout a one way conversation on a subway train
Hey! They took away her wallet and her valise
Love hate, love hate, love hate, love hate, Wild East
Wild East Wild East
Wild East Wild East
Wild East Wild East
Wild East come on crazy Wild East

(repeat and fade)

Cleveland Rocks

(Ian Hunter)

Three! Four!
Three! Four!
Three! Four!

(Bunch of Ah-ah-ah's here)

All this energy calling me
Back where it comes from
It's such a crude attitude
It's Back where it belongs
All the little kids growing up on the skids are goin'
Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks
Jumpin' (Jean) Gene genies, moody James Deanies goin'

Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks
Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks

Mama knows but she don't care
She's got her worries too
Seven kids and a phony affair
And the rent is due
All the little chicks with the crimson lips go
Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks
She's livin'in sin with a safety pin
She's goin' Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks
Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks

I got some records from World War Two
I'll play 'em just like me Grand dad do
He was a rocker and I am too
Oh Cleveland Rocks, Yeah Cleveland Rocks
So find a place
Grab a space
and yell and scream for more

Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks
Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks
Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks
Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks
Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks
Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks

(Bunch of Ah-ah-ah's here)

Three! Four!
Three! Four!
Three! Four!
Ohio

Don Tracy emailed me suggesting that maybe they are actually alternating England Rocks with Cleveland Rocks on the choruses. As Hope Campbell and others have pointed out, no they are not (at least, not here).

Ships

(Ian Hunter)

We walked to the sea, just my father and me
and the dogs played around on the sand.
Winter cold cut the air, hanging still everywhere
dressed in gray did he say hold my hand?
I said love's easier when it's far away
We sat and watched the distant lights.

We're two ships that pass in the night
And we smile when we say it's alright.
We're still here, it's just that we're out of sight
like those ships that pass in the night.

There's a boat on the line where the sea meets the sky.
There's another that rides far behind.
And it seems you and I are like strangers a wide
Ways apart as we drift on through time.
He said it's harder now you're far away
We only read you when you write.

We're two ships that pass in the night
We both smile when we say it's alright.
We're still here, Oh it's just that we're out of sight
like those ships that pass in the night.

We're two ships that pass in the night
We're two ships that pass in the night
We're two ships that pass in the night

(Repeat and fade)

When The Daylight Comes

(Ian Hunter)

Oo-Oo-Oo, Oo-Oo-Oo, Ooooo
Oo-Oo-Oo, Oo-Oo-Oo, Ooooo

Sweet woman what's your name?
You smell as fresh as the rain
Instead of leaving you came
let me feel your hair

A light shines in your eyes
The hungry years are so nice
Shadows shake in the lamplight
No writer could explain

But when the daylight comes
But when the daylight comes
But when the daylight comes
I'll be on my way

Oo-Oo-Oo, Oo-Oo-Oo, Ooooo
Oo-Oo-Oo, Oo-Oo-Oo, Ooooo
Oo-Oo-Oo, Oo-Oo-Oo, Ooooo, yeah!

Please share my bed and I swear
That I won't touch you nowhere
Just need your warmth and your care
Don't wanna mess around

And when the daylight comes
Yeah when the daylight comes
Oh when the daylight comes
I'll be on my way

Yeah when the daylight comes
Yeah when the daylight comes
Yeah when the daylight comes
I'll be on my way

But there's a song in the air
and it knows that you're there
'cause it's making me share
you with my life
I know I know I know that
I want to weave you in words
want to paint you in verse
want to leave you in someone else's dreams
it seems the only way, Hey!
I can thank you, thank you baby

Some people say that we're sinners
Some people say that we're winners
We make good gossip at dinners
They try to pin us down

But when the daylight comes
Yeah when the daylight comes
Oh when the daylight comes
I'll be on my way

Yeah when the daylight comes
Yeah when the daylight comes
Oh when the daylight comes
We'll be on my way

(Repeat and fade)

Life After Death

(Ian Hunter)

Is there life, is there life? Is there life after death? Do you believe? Oh yeah!
Is there life, is there life? Is there life after death? Do you believe? Oh yeah!

Do you stop take another roller coaster ride
Do I beg, steal, cheat or lie? Oh my is there life after death?
Oh I wish I'd never smoked so much
I wish I'd never felt the Devil's touch
All that passes through my eyes so fast. Oh my.
Is there life, is there life? Is there life after death? Do you believe? Oh yeah!
Is there life, is there life? Is there life after death? Do you believe? Oh yeah!

It's such a sad sad song
Mother Nature ain't never wrong
She always tells you when you're getting on
Oh my, is there life after death?

I can hardly wait to see my face
Will I still have one in a different place
Oh you'll forgive me if I hesitate, but oh my
Is there life, is there life? Is there life after death? Do you believe? Oh yeah!
Is there life, is there life? Is there life after death? Do you believe? Oh yeah!

Is it any wonder, I feel just a little bit under
I hear choirs filled with Fenders say return to sender
Jumping information, I've got hyperventilation
Will it help me if I walk the streets
I gotta get down search around feel the ground by my feet

Oh no I never knew just how long this could go
If only I could go down slow
I'm gonna shake it, shake it, shake it, is there life after death
I can't remember when I felt so sick and rough
And now they're gonna legalise the stuff
It sure tells you when you've had enough, off the cuff

Is there life, is there life? Is there life after death? Do you believe? Oh yeah!

Is there life, is there life? Is there life after death? Do you believe,
I've run out of breath.

Standin' In My Light

(Ian Hunter)

Well I finally found you out
All through your mess of dreams
You won't make it to the night
and you're standing in my light
You know you've been bad for me
You ain't got the weight to hate
But you ain't no pretty sight
And you're standing in my light

Move over cause you're standing in my light
Move over cause you're standing in my light
Move over cause you're standing in my light (yeah)
Move over cause you're standing in my light

Now when your old man beats the drums
Gotta run run run that's dumb
A little less ego A little more fight
Move over cause you're standing in my light

Things go bad and the risks get high
Sweeping dead bodies 'cross an open sky
You took my pictures from your walls
Ain't gonna trade with the pain of the New York Dolls

Move over cause you're standin in my
(Move over cause you're standin in my)
Move over cause you're standin in my
(Move over cause you're standin in my)
Move over cause you're standin in my
(Move over cause you're standin in my)
Move over cause you're standing in my light
Move over cause you're standing in my light
Move over cause you're standing in my light
Move over cause you're standing in my light
Move over cause you're standing in my light
Move over cause you're standing in my light Yeah.......Alright
Move over cause you're standing in my light

I wish you luck on your very last chance
Cause I knew you blew it at the song and dance
you froze my feelings, but thats alright
and you're standing in my light

Bastard

(Ian Hunter)

Vestal Virginia - ain't got a bad thought in ya - you're a bastard
Mean as a killer - instinct that's within ya - you're a bastard.
Laughs like a drain and it messes up my brain
Cos you know I like the pain of never knowing
Space cow I'll chew the bad blood running through ya
Kiss you as you hit the floor 'cos you don't even know that you're a bastard

There's a crisis in the kitchen but that don't stop you bitchin' - you're a bastard
You got that Yellowjacket touch, with the stings that hurt so much - you're such a bastard
Flirting in the shadows, aiming all those little arrows, you're as shallow as the gallows you got me in to. (yeah)
Voodoo dolls gonna line the room, handcuffs glinting in the gloom,
one day you'll find that hidden door, inside everyone screams that you're a bastard.
(you're such a)

You twist me til I'm lame, then you spin the coin again - you're such a bastard
You're so naturally perverse, you ain't even gotta rehearse -you're such a bastard
Fly like a witch, without running in some pitch
Why don't you break the switch that takes me over
My prison is your brain, your prisoner's insane
Forgot all the keys, you can break the chains but you don't even take the blame you bastard.

(Bastard, bastard) I'm enjoying that lately, you know just the beginnings
(bastard)
The agony and the ecstacy meeting at the middle of my mouth
The agony and the ecstacy can't spit it out.
Sometimes on a rainy day I draw you.
Hope for....love.

The Outsider

(Ian Hunter)

Death be my mistress, guns be my wife
Breath is my witness and roads are my life
Just give my future's clean as a knife
Far on the way from L.A.

The sun heats the saddle, sand in my hair
Looking for water and there's sweat everywhere
Know that I'm nearer I smell damp air
I ain't tasted coffee for days

When the leaves are down I'll be southward bound
Hunters hunt the outsider.
When the wind grows cold, when the sun grows old,
Nothing holds the outsider

Just killed a man in a town called Nightfall
Damned if I can't remember it all
My hand it was shaking but his talk it was tall
I paid for the funeral crew
And it seems like I never reach Mexico
They're heading me off every place that I go
I'm sick of the fact that I've got to lay low
What else can an outsider do

I know they're near to me, I don't have to see
Just let me be the outsider
They ain't far behind, they're always on my mind
They won't find the outsider
The outsider

When the leaves are down I'll be southward bound
Hunter's haunt the outsider.
When the wind grows cold, when the sun grows old,
Nothing holds the outsider
The outsider. The outsider.

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.

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Transcribed by Keri Sibley except for Standin' In My Light which was transcribed by Marshall W. Clay and Bastard, Life After Death and The Outsider transcribed by Colin Ford. Minor correction to The Outsider by Jim Kettner, Sean M. Symborski and "Jetts". Corrections to Standin' In My Light by Martin Castrogiovanni and Larry Reed; minor corrections to Life After Death by Paul Limbrick, Paul Morrison, Lori Pugh and Gary Mottola. Minor corrections to Bastard by Colin Ford and Gary Mottola.

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