Comfortable (Flyin' Scotsman)

(Ian Hunter)

Imagination's all in the mind
Why don't you come up and see me some time
Get wild get weird get wonderful
And we can slip into something more comfortable

Imagination's up in the air
You wanna stretch it, it'll go anywhere
I bet those twins ain't identical
Why don't we slip into something more comfortable

What's that sound, what's that sound
The Flyin' Scotsman's back in town
Can you hear that lonesome whistle call,
Why don't you slip into something more comfortable

Imagination - there ain't any tax
On imagining this and imagining that
It's the only thing left that's a free-for-all
Why don't we slip into something more comforatable

Gather round, gather round
The Flyin' Scotsman's back in town
A fully operational
Why don't we slip into something more comforatable

Imagination's a beautiful book
Well take a look, why don't you take a look
Extra large, large, medium, small
Why don't we slip into something more comfortable

Hit the sack, hit the sack
The Flyin' Scotsman's back on track
All hail rock 'n' roll
Why don't we slip into something more comfortable

Why don't we slip into something more comfortable
Why don't we slip into something more comfortable
Why don't we slip into something more comfortable
Why don't we slip into something, slip into something
Slip into something, slip into something more comfortable

Fatally Flawed

(Ian Hunter)

The flaw was always in your sacred heart 
Biding its time till you played the wrong card
Ain't no hurry - it can wait
To take you out on a last date

There's so many places that a flaw can hide
In the back of you head or in between your thighs
And you don't know where 
And you don't know when
But sooner or later they're gonna rise again

No more innocence, no more guilt
No more crying over that milk you spilt
Scales of justice out of whack
Take a look at that train wreck - purrin' like a Cadillac

You're clutching at straws - what can the matter be - you're fatally flawed

When you've exhausted every avenue
And no one knows what else they can do
There must've been a twist in your DNA
Tt's those fatal flaws, they never fade away
Oooo they never fade away
Oooo they don't fade away
Oooo they don't fade away
Oooo they don't fade away

Fatal flaws like to breed inside addictive personalities 
By her bed she opens up the drawer
And there's bottles full of them fatal flaws

Razor sharp, babe, razor sharp
They can turn your lights out baby
Leave you in the dark,
They can make you crazy
They can make you mean
They got all the power 
They cut like guillotines

'N there ain't no cure - what can the matter be, it's those fatal flaws
Oooo they don't fade away
Oooo they never leave you alone
Oooo those fatal flaws
Oooo gonna carry you home

Oooo they never fade away
Oooo they don't fade away
Oooo they never fade away
Oooo they never fade away

You lost your makeup, you were scramblin' on the floor
Lookin' for somethin' you ain't got any more

When I'm President

(Ian Hunter)

Mother I'm a stranger in a strange land
I feel like an alien
Like I'm on the outside lookin' in
I don't seem to fit in
Maybe I'm Aladdin with a rusty lamp
The genie never stood a chance
To make all my wishes come true 
But here's what I wanna do

I'm gonna lean on the 1%
When I'm president
I wanna 28th Amendment
When I'm president

Like thieves on the holy road
Diggin' up the motherlode
Like pirates on the open sea
Like highway robbery
Still whinin' about your bonus
Man up, you're ridiculous
You know you can't take it with ya
So give a little extra

I'm gonna lean on the 1%
When I'm predident
No more bargains in the basement
When I'm president
Washington, Jefferson
Watch out baby 'cos here I come
Abraham, Theodore 
You're gonna see my ugly mug up on Mt Rushmore

You go in with the right intent
When you become president
You hold those truths to be self-evident
When you become president
But something happens to you up on the hill
It's business as usual
How do you wanna buck the sysem? 
Welcome to the pit and the pendulum

I'm gonna lean on the 1%
When I'm president
I wanna 28th Amendment
When I'm president
No more bargains in the basement
When I'm president
Everything's gonna be different
When I'm president
Veto this, veto that
When I'm president I'll stick it to the fat cats
Cross my heart, hope to die
When I'm president pigs are gonna fly

Look at 'em!

What For

(Ian Hunter)

I had enough of those plastic bags
Can't read them daily rags
Can't watch, can't listen to trash television, trash television
Had enough of counting sheep
Buyin' them magazines, read 'em 'n' weep
What you read is what you know
Gonna write a letter, gonna write a letter home

Cut the crap, lose the bling
Try a little recreational skulldiving
Satellite shopping, inflatable rain
Amateur dramatics, amateur dramatics
Get off that cellular phone
Ain't you got a mind of your own
You gotta learn how to use it, learn how to use it, learn how to use it
Show me what you got now

What for, what for, what for, I'll give you what for
What for, what for, what for, I'll give you what for

Change your habits, change the locks
Don't be just another kid on the block
Know your enemies, know your friends
Look for something better, look for something better
Big wide world waitin' outside
You're never gonna know if you don't give it a try
You gotta learn how to use it, learn how to use it, learn how to use it
Show me what you got now

What for, what for, what for, I'll give you what for
What for, what for, what for, I'll give you what for

You always worried about the way you look 
You're gonna fall for every trick in the book
Own little street, own little prison
Ah, you never listen, ah, you never listen
I want respect, and what is more
You ain't getting no key to the door
Until you learn how to earn it, learn how to earn it, learn how to earn it
Show me what you got now, show me what you got now, show me what you got now

What for, what for, what for, I'll give you what for
What for, what for, what for, I'll give you what for
What for, what for, what for, I'll give you what for
What for, what for, what for, I'll give you what for

What for, what for, what for, I'll give you what for
What for, what for, what for, I'll give you what for

What for - yada yada yada yada

Black Tears

(Ian Hunter)

Black tears, vulnerable veneers 
Just another weapon in your arsenal of fear
Little beads of misery that kill me when you cry
Let me kiss the circles better underneath your eyes

Black tears, dancin' in the rain
You can't seem to stop 'em, here they come again
It ain't funny when the levee breaks
You could drown a river, baby, you could raise a lake

I watched your blue eyes turnin' into green eyes
I watched your green eyes turnin' into sad eyes
I watched your sad eyes turnin' into red eyes
I watched your red eyes turnin' into black eyes

Black tears, cluttering up the place
Tiny little accusations trickling down your face
Black tears, every drop a kiss
You know how to suck the soul out of every note there is

Black tears falling like the leaves
Little flakes of nakedness twisting in the breeze
Stormy weather, that's some power you've got
I don't know when you're fakin' it and I don't know when you're not

I watched your blue eyes turnin' into green eyes
I watched your green eyes turnin' into sad eyes
I watched your sad eyes turnin' into red eyes
I watched your red eyes turnin' into black eyes

That's some kind of power you got
You can switch 'em on and you can turn 'em off

I watched your blue eyes turnin' into green eyes
I watched your green eyes turnin' into sad eyes
I watched your sad eyes turnin' into red eyes
I watched your red eyes turnin' into black eyes

That's some kind of power you got
You can switch 'em on and you can turn 'em off

Black tears, I had no idea
Put your hat and coat on, let me get you out of here

Saint

(Ian Hunter/James Mastro)

I got one leg 'n' a tin
I got one leg 'n' a tin
I got one leg 'n' a tin
Lords 'n' ladies, sittin by the hillside
Makin' their bets on who is gonna win

I'd be with Jesse 'n' Frank
I'd be with Jesse 'n' Frank
I'd be with Jesse 'n' Frank
But there ain't no way no one-legged hero could help 'em rob a bank

I ain't no saint, no
I ain't no saint, no 
I ain't no saint, no
That would never do
I ain't no saint, no
I ain't no saint no
I ain't no saint, no
But I could never be you

I got one leg 'n' a tin
I got one leg 'n' a tin
I got one leg 'n' a tin;
 
Horror, horror, can't believe the horror 
Flashbacks, deathtraps, morphine kicking in

I ain't no saint, no
I ain't no saint, no
I ain't no saint, no
I ain't no hayseed
I ain't no saint, no
I ain't no saint, no
I ain't no saint, but you can never buy me

It ain't the same without the music 
It ain't the same without the music
It ain't the same without the music 
It ain't the same without the music

(two, three, four)

I got one leg 'n' a tin
I got one leg 'n' a tin
I got one leg 'n' a tin
I took one for the team, one for the dream
One for the slaves, one for freedom
Put a penny in

I ain't no saint, no
I ain't no saint, no
I ain't no saint, no
That would never do
I ain't no saint, no
I ain't no saint, no
I ain't no saint, no
But I could never be you

(Yes!)

Just The Way You Look Tonight

(Ian Hunter)

I fell in love with a working girl
We both grew up in a working world
Julie Christie's jaw full of them pearly whites
Just the way you look tonight

She never bought herself the finest clothes
She couldn't care less about buttons and the bows
She says what counts is what's inside
It's just the way you look tonight

Well it's just the way you look tonight
You got the face of an angel
I can feel your halo burnin' bright
Just the way you look tonight

There ain't no make up, not a trace
She can cut you off and put you in your place
Her bark has gotta be worse than her bite
Just the way you look tonight

It's just the way you look tonight
You got the face of an angel
I can feel your halo burnin' bright
It's just the way you look tonight

It's West Side Story, only two lovers could tell
When you walked in the room everything stopped
It's inevitable, inevitable

I fell in love with a working girl
It works for me 'n' it works for her
When we get it on lightning strikes
It's just the way you look tonight

It's just the way you look tonight
You got the face of an angel
I can see your halo shining bright
Just the way you look tonight

Wild Bunch

(Ian Hunter)

Dirty old street, dust on the feet of the temperance congregation
Hidden from view, Bobby Thornton's crew are waiting for the Wild Bunch

The hands on the clock nearly fell off in shock
When the wild bunch checked into the bank the teller's hands shook
He's too scared to look at the stain permeating his pants

Wild Bunch, ain't your rank 'n' file bunch, but they can lead you astray
Wild Bunch, slay 'em in the aisles bunch, they kinda like it that way

Out on the road, Thornton's posse in tow
Pike yells "there's nothing but junk!"
There ain't any gold, just washers full of holes
They stitched up the wild bunch

Left tumbleweed land, crossed the Rio Grande, bounty bums following us,
Meeting a man, blood all on his hands, beggars can't be choosers

Mapache's a dude with a crude attitude 'bout the Mexican revolution
His arsenal's low, so we gotta go rob a train 'n' get him some

Wild Bunch, what a juvenile bunch, penny dreadfuls gone to their heads
Wild Bunch, goin' outta style bunch, you don't mess with no feds

The passengers wept at the scale of the theft, there was gold, ammunition 'n' guns
But one little crate sealed everybody's fate 'n' put paid to the wild bunch

Angel 'n' Tess met unfortunate deaths, Mapache wasn't too far behind
An' I'm playin' dead underneath a bed, listening to the bullets whine

Wild Bunch, I kinda liked excitement, but enuff is enuff
Wild Bunch, if you're gonna walk a tightrope,
Sooner or later you're gonna fall off

Did this ever happen? Was I ever there? Most of the time I was drunk
It's a sobering thought... someone really oughta make a movie called the Wild Bunch

We shall gather by the river
We shall gather by the river
We shall gather by the river
and beat up on the wild bunch

We shall gather by the river 
We shall gather by the river
We shall gather by the river

Ta Shunka Witco (Crazy Horse)

(Ian Hunter)

All I need is a feather
All I need is a stone
All I need is a shadow
To follow me home
All I need is a vision
All I need is a dream
All I need are my people following me
I never shoot from the saddle
Always shoot from the ground
I walk my horse up 'n' I ride him down, 
I decoyed Fetterman, I got no remorse
They used to call me Curly now I'm Crazy Horse

We fought Shoshone, we fought Arapahoes
We fought the Omahas 'n' we fought the crows
I can't wait to cut your long hair short
The only good white is a dead white
That's what I was taught

Hey, hey, hey
hey, hey, hey
Hoka hey, hoka hey

Paid by the rich to steal from the poor
There ain't no honour in ya
Ta shunka witco, ta shunka witco, ta shunka witco, Crazy Horse

I know these rivers
I know this land
I know those hills like the back of my hand
Now the buffalo's gone, there ain't nothin' left
'cept little yellow stones in this wilderness
I lost my brother, I lost my wife
I lost my daughter, the love of my life
Tell your great white father up in Washington
I got a knife between my teeth for that fork in his tongue

Hey, hey, hey
hey, hey, hey
Hoka hey, hoka hey

You're gonna wish you'd never been born
When you get to Little Big Horn
Ta Shunka Witco, ta shunka witco, ta shunka witco, Crazy Horse

When you talk peace, you mean war, we'll be waiting for ya
Ta shunka witco, ta shunka witco, ta shunka witco
Never surrender, never surrender, never surrender
Never surrender, never surrender, never surrender
Never surrender

I Don't Know What You Want

(Ian Hunter/Jesse Hunter Patterson)

Just take some more time and I'll explain just what I see
My need to be blind behind a laptop looking screen
Discount my interests, 'cause I'm not what I've been
The entitlement generation, always heard but never seen

Well I don't know what you want, no I don't know what you want

But I have to keep trying, never once can I be free
I'm no good with complying, no it never suited me
A consumer, late bloomer, telling lies but living free
A victim of American teenage mentality

Well I don't know what you want, no I don't know what you want
No I don't know what you want
No I don't know what you want
No I don't know what you want

I'm a token, not broken, but ready to concede
It's a race I'm not winning, getting harder just to breathe
You assume I don't understand, and I play it down
It's just a phase, but we're needing some more time

I just want you to tell me that you care
I just want you to tell me that you care
I just want you to tell me that you care
I just want you to tell me that you care

I don't know 
I don't know 
I don't know 

Life

(Ian Hunter)

Easy come, easy go... just another rock 'n' roll show, hope you had a great night
When you get home and climb in to bed
Just remember what I said 
'n laugh because it's only life

Fear knows how to kill ya
stress knows how to kill ya, take a little sound advice
We're all gettin' older
Let some of those chips fall off your shoulders
And laugh because it's only life

Laugh because it's only, laugh because it's only 
Laugh because it's only life

When you're down remember that 
Tt's all water off a duck's back
And laugh because it's only life

Some of us are born rich 
Some of us ain't got a tent to pitch, most of us just get by
You gotta learn to live with it, you gotta learn to smile a little bit 
And laugh because it's only life

I ain't talkin' 'bout the serious stuff, just talking 'bout the stupid stuff
The things you do when you get high
Did you blow it on MySpace, did you Twitter when you were outta your face
Well laugh because it's only life

Laugh because it's only - laugh because it's only - laugh because it's only life
When you're down remember that - it's all water off a duck's back
And laugh because it's only life

I hope you had a good time - hope your time was as good as mine, my you're such a beautiful sight
I can't believe after all of these years, you're still here and I'm still here
Laugh because it's only life

Laugh because it's only - laugh because it's only - laugh because it's only life
When you're down remember that - it's all water off a duck's back 
And laugh because it's only life

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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