You Really Got Me

(Ray Davies)

Yeah, You really got me going
You got me so I don't know what I'm doing
Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night.

Yeah, You really got me going
You got me so I don't know what I'm doing
Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night.
Yeah, You really got me going
You got me so I don't know what I'm doing
Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night.

You really got me, you really got me.

Girl, don't even set me free
I always want to be by your side
Girl, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night

Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I don't know what I'm doing
Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I don't know what I'm doing

You really got me, you really got me.

Yeah, You really got me going
You got me so I don't know what I'm doing
Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night.
Yeah, You really got me going
You got me so I don't know what I'm doing
Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night.

You really got me, you really got me.

Road To Birmingham

(Ian Hunter)

His feet lay heavy on the road that led to Birmingham
Unseeing eyes, defeated cries, the mysteries of men.
Many hears, the helpless tears that leave the troubled brow
A man once tall, he fought them, but he is older now.

For in your youth, you think the truth will always win the game
Some men are Kings, some men are rooks, some men are pawns to blame
But if your skin is coloured black, well the dice are hidden in
The minds of fools who twist the rules, so you can never win

Birmingham, Birmingham, underneath your face
There's nothing but a space - you're hollow.

Unlighted sky, begins to cry, the shabby coat is weak
And homes with windows dressed in warmth, and mouths that never speak
His mind is dead, the visions spread the past before his feet
And thankfully he wears that dream that shields him from the street

Goodnight my friend, this is the end, you'll never cry again
You'll never have to smile away the bastards and the maimed
Is it too late, or can you wait to take another's hand
And walk together down that road that leads to Birmingham

Birmingham, Birmingham, underneath your face
There's nothing but a space - inside you.

Birmingham, Birmingham, underneath your face
There's nothing but a space - you're hollow.

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. 

Going Home

(Mick Ralphs)

(All right)
Whenever I think about the life I used to live by
I wonder when I'm gonna get back
It seems a long time since I moved into the city
Gotta get away from all that

I'm going home, yeah
I'm going home

I can see the fire glow reflected on the wall
Feel the backdrop looking down the empty hall
Knew that I was born to live with it all

Well, I'm roaming around in no particular direction
Just wearin' the shoes off my feet
Lookin' for somewhere I'm never gonna find here
(?) street

I'm going home, yeah
I'm going home

I can feel the fire glow reflected on the wall
Feel the backdrop looking down the empty hall
Knew that I was born to live with it all.

I'm going home, yeah
I'm going home

I can feel the fire glow reflected on the wall
Feel the backdrop looking down the empty hall
Knew that I was born to live with it all.
Whoa, I'm coming home girl
Whoa, I'm coming home girl
Whoa, I'm coming home girl
Whoa, I'm coming home girl
Whoa, I'm coming home girl

Little Christine

(Mick Ralphs)

The light in the bar came on
The place was in a mess
An hour before there'd been an awful scene
Early on that day while Matt was on the phone
His long time friend took a fancy to his little Christine
Matt was in a state when I saw him later on
Tried to cool him down but he was havin' none
"I'm gonna fix him good", said Matt in a chokey way
Together we know the sound of a ready gun

Well it must have been around eight
When we both saw Sam's hunched back
Holdin' up a boarded bar room wall
Matt soon altered that as he kicked Sam to the floor
Pretty soon the place was one big brawl
Someone doused the lights
Still the pumps blew
Suddenly a voice caught in the night
"Whoever comes off best can only lose my hand
Leavin' now you are welcome to your fight, you can have it".

Well Matt he cocked his gun
Fired towards that voice
"I'd rather know you're dead" was his reply
Christine breathed her last
The bar was like a tomb
Not a sound, except to hear Sam call

The light in the bar was on
The place is in a mess
An hour before there'd been an awful scene
Early on that day while Matt was on the phone
His long time friend took a fancy to his little Christine.

Keep A Knocking

(Richard Penniman)

(All wight. On! Costin' bread, innit!
Get the skins going, Slasher!
Okay, let's go).

You keep a knocking, but you can't come in.
You keep a knocking, but you can't come in.
You keep a knocking, but you can't come in.
Come back tomorrow night, try it again.

You say you love me but you can't come in.
You say you love me but you can't come in.
You say you love me but you can't come in.
Come back tomorrow night, try it again.

You keep a knocking, but you can't come in.
You keep a knocking, but you can't come in.
You keep a knocking, but you can't come in.
Come back tomorrow night, try it again.

You say you love me but you can't come in.
You say you love me but you can't come in.
You say you love me but you can't come in.
Come back tomorrow night, try it again.

You keep a knocking, but you can't come in.
You keep a knocking, but you can't come in.
You keep a knocking, but you can't come in.
Come back tomorrow night, try it again.


You say you love me but you can't come in.
You say you love me but you can't come in.
You say you love me but you can't come in.
Come back tomorrow night, try it again.

You keep a knocking, but you can't come in.
You keep a knocking, but you can't come in.
You keep a knocking, but you can't come in.
Come back tomorrow night, try it again.

You say you love me but you can't come in.
You say you love me but you can't come in.
You say you love me but you can't come in.
Come back tomorrow night, try it again.

You keep a knocking, but you can't come in.
You keep a knocking, but you can't come in.
You keep a knocking, but you can't come in.
Come back tomorrow night and try it again.
All right.

Black Hills

(Mick Ralphs)

You could never know just how sad I feel.
Cause I've been down so long and I don't know where to come.
Looking out the backdoor to the empty hills beyond over there.
There's something I don't understand.
Yeah, you can make what you like of it.
But I don't want to be a part of it, anymore.

Black Scorpio

(Ian Hunter/Overend Watts)

Momma's little jewel, just left school.
Fresh from the nuns who made you.
I don't know why, but I'm gonna try to re-incelibate you.

True when I hold you near, and I
Come even when I'm on the run, and I'm
Wearing Black Scorpio faces, when I
Come in the noonday sun.

Momma's little jewel you got the rules
But I'll be the one to educate you
Take what's mine, take a little time
But don't bite the hand that makes you

Laugh in the evening when I
Catch you in the (?)
Wearing Black Scorpio eyes, when I
Come in the morning sun

What you want I can't buy
Why don't you try it my way
What you look for ain't in the book
And I'm gonna show you someday

You won't rise, you won't shine
You won't bleed if you try, boys
You got brains if your luck changes
You'll have to play with my toys

True when I hold you near, and I
Come even when I'm on the run, and I'm
Wearing Black Scorpio faces, when I
Come in the noonday sun, and I
Laugh in the evening when I
Catch you in the (?)
Wearing Black Scorpio faces, when I
Come in the morning sun

Momma's, Momma's little Jewel
Momma's, Momma's little jew-ew-ew-ew-ew
Momma's, Momma's little Jewel
Momma's, Momma's little jew-ew-ew-ew-ew
Momma's, Momma's little Jewel
Momma's, Momma's little jew-ew-ew-ew-ew

One Of The Boys

(Mick Ralphs/Ian Hunter)

Well I grow my hair just to scare the teacher
My goodness gracious me ain't little Johnny a creature
And I lost count of the times when I never obey you
I'm just one of the boys, one of the boys
I don't say much but I make a big noise
and it's growing - hey hey

Know I borrowed Gypsy's Gibson just to show them
And now I'm a Rock 'n Roll star I don't want to know them
If they walk straight you'd better go out for a while
I'm just one of the boys, one of the boys
I don't say much but I make a big noise and it's growing - hey hey
Just one of the boys, one of the boys
I'm only human so I ain't got much choice
and I know it, I know it

All right

Just one of the boys, one of the boys
I don't say much but I make a big noise
Now it's growing and now its growing.
Just one of the boys, one of the boys
I'm only human so I ain't got much choice
Now I know it, hey hey I know it

Just one of the boys, I'm just one of the boys
One of the boys, I'm just one of the boys
One of the boys, I'm just one of the boys
One of the boys, I'm just one of the boys
One of the boys, I'm just, just, just, just
One of the boys, I'm just, just, just, just
One of the boys, I'm just, just, just, just

Till I'm Gone

(Mick Ralphs)

Telling you for your own good now
You don't have to stay if you want to leave here
Giving up just a piece of my mind
You might find it hard but I lost it long ago (whoa oh oh)

Tell me, what you gonna do when your first love leaves you
How you gonna feel when it all deceives you
I know what it's like to be alone
One thing more, I'll never fall in love til I'm gone

Please don't think that I don't feel it
Sometimes I can't hide the way I'm bearing (whoa oh oh)
Something hurts so bad it feels like years
To know the things that I am caring, what I am

Tell me, what you gonna do when your first love leaves you
How you gonna feel when it all deceives you
I know what it's like to be alone
One thing more, I'll never fall in love til I'm gone

What you gonna do when your first love leaves you
How you gonna feel when it all deceives you
I know what it's like to be alone
One thing more, I'll never fall in love til I'm gone

Growing Man Blues

(Ian Hunter)

(All right, come on now)

Well it's Sunday afternoon
I'm sitting in my living room
And I'm stung by love
Baby don't care about me

She got a place on the North End Road
I been around, the curtains were closed
And I'm stung by love, stung by love
Baby don't care about me

I got the growing man blues
Can't get it on the National Health
I got the growing man blues
Guess I'll have to get it myself

(Come on, all right)

Well I follow her around
She means (?)
And I'm stung by love, Baby don't care about me
I'm shy(?)
It's about eleven when she turns off the light
And I'm stung by love, stung by love
Baby don't care about me

I got the growing man blues
Can't get it on the National Health
I got the growing man blues
Guess I'll have to get it myself

He's got the growing man blues
Can't get it on the National Health
I got the growing man blues
Guess I'll have to get it myself

Ride On The Sun

(Ian Hunter)

Just done some living - still got the pain.
Ain't done much giving - just my name
Ride on my son, that cold steel rail.
Still following you, oh lord I wanna try and lose this iron bail.
Ride on the sun, ride on the sun, until you break.

And the City doctor's - try to see.
There's a future - left for me.
So I show them the rainbows, they're too colour blind.
I'm hard to find, oh lord give me the strength so I can speak.
Ride the sun, ride on the sun, until you break.

Oh Undertaker - switch off your TV
I don't know who's dead - Is it you or is it me
For your calculations, Innocent eyes (?)
You are in doubt, on lord I'm trying to find out just where I am
Ride on the sun, ride on the sun, until I break.

Surfin UK

(Mick Ralphs)

The way that you move makes me think that you're a dead-ringer for a Rock 'n Roll singer.
And the way that you dance makes me wanna create some kind of scene in your life.
Know that you could have some kind of fun with me, anyway give it a try.
Cause you're a fun loving girl, yes you are. I'm just a fun loving guy.

Well I seen you before just hanging around me trying to pretend that (?)
I can be naughty and I can be nice. Who can predict girls in the game
Know that you could have some kind of fun with me, anyway give it a try.
Cause you're a fun loving girl, yes you are. I'm just a fun loving guy.

Well don't look so nervous Since I closed the door shut, you wouldn't want anyone else to get in.
A black leather belt hangs on the wall, should be warning enough not to try to get in.
Know that you could have some kind of fun with me, anyway give it a try.
Cause you're a fun loving girl, yes you are. I'm just a fun loving guy.

Ill Wind Blowing

(Ian Hunter)

Across the naked desert
That housed a million hurts
But I heard a voice call unto me
"Beware", is what it said
You're asking all the questions
That is dangerous to do
For you ain't got any answers
And your time is nearly through

There's an ill wind blowing
From the west unto the east
And I see my world going
From a beauty to a beast
And the time is getting nearer to 1974
There's an ill wind blowing
And it's blowing us, blowing us, Yes it's blowing us off the shore

And the fortunes fading from my face
And I feel a thousand fears
How many know that illness grows
It never disappears
And I wonder when the Medicine Man
Knows that they are sane
They qualified in genocide
And specialise in pain

There's an ill wind blowing
From the west unto the east
And I see my world going
From a beauty to a beast
And the time is getting nearer to 1974
There's an ill wind blowing
And it's blowing us, blowing us, Yes it's blowing us off the shore

There's an ill wind blowing
From the west unto the east
And if my redeemer lay there
Then he's fighting with a Priest
And the time is getting nearer
To the opening of the door
There's an ill wind blowing
And it's blowing us, blowing us, Yes it's blowing us off the shore

(See you later)

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 Colin Ford; corrections to Road To Birmingham by Gregg Erwin

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