Whiskey Women

(Mick Ralphs)

Who do you think you are looking at me like that
Put your face on someone else's head
Where do you think you're at hanging around my leg
Put yourself in someone else's bed
Whiskey women, American lay
Whiskey women, American way
What do you want from me clutchin' at my blue jeans
You don't know where those old jeans have been
Why do you look so hurt when I tell you where to go
You've been there before from what I've seen
Whiskey women, American lay
Whiskey women, American way
Who do you think you are looking at me like that
Put your face on someone else's head
Where do you think you're at hanging around my neck
Put yourself in someone else's bed
Whiskey women, American lay
Whiskey women, American way.

Angel of Eighth Avenue

(Ian Hunter)

The willow in the wind is gently weeping
No city lights tonight for she is sleeping
But in a little while she will awake and gently smile
My angel of Eighth Avenue, Manhattan morning.
Somewhere a siren sounds and she is turning
She moves my arm around 'cause she is burning
She has so much to give but so little time to live My angel of Eighth Avenue, Manhattan morning.
As I look down the streets are slowly forming
And the ladies of the night have stopped performing
And the trash-collectors horn salutes the dawning
And soon the workward bound will they wake up yawning
And soft warm hands behind that give no warning
Tell me, for just one hour have I been learning
I have so much to say but so little time to stay
With my angel of Eighth Avenue, Manhattan morning
With my angel of Eighth Avenue, Manhattan morning

Wrong Side of the River

(Mick Ralphs)

I was born on the wrong side of the river
Where the sun never shone on my brass
Though the seasons were rapidly changing
Oh the best things were coming to pass
I was waving the flag of indifference
Never knowing the real reason why
Casting doubt on my uncertain future
It was time for a sudden goodbye
I was born on the wrong side of the river
Where the sun never shone on my breast
Though the seasons were rapidly changing
Oh the best things were coming too fast

Waterlow

(Ian Hunter)

I followed the night till the morning sunlight
And I thought of the changing times
And I followed the child with the evergreen smile
And the blue broken tears start to cry
Blue broken tears hide away the years
Misty highway seems colder today
And I saw a Waterlow where the evergreen grows
And the wise man knows why he crys
And I heard a child call 'You're away from us all'
And the blue broken tears start to rise
Blue broken tears ain't nobody here
Lost in the sun my only young one
Blue broken tears our love disappears
The evergreen dies drowned in my eyes

Lay Down

(Safka)

We were so close there was no room
We bled inside each other's wounds
We all caught the same disease
We all sang our songs of peace
Lay down, lay down, let it all down 
Let your white birds smile up at the ones who stand and frown
Lay down, lay down, let it all down
Let your white birds smile up at the ones who stand and frown
Oh raise the candles high 'cos if you don't we can't stand black against the light
Oh raise them high again
'cos if you do we can stand dry against the rain
Lay down, lay down, let it all down
Let your white birds smile up at the ones who stand and frown
Lay down, lay down, let it all down
Let your white birds smile up at the ones who stand and frown
We were so close there was no room
We bled inside each other's wounds
We all caught the same disease
We all sang our songs of peace
Some came to sing some came to pray
Some came to keep the night away
Oh raise the candles high
'cos if you don't we can't stand black against the light
Oh raise them high again
'cos if you do we can stand dry against the rain
Lay down, lay down, let it all down
Let your white birds smile up at the ones who stand and frown
Lay down, lay down, let it all down
Let your white birds smile up at the ones who stand and frown
Lay down, lay down, let it all down
Let your white birds smile up at the ones who stand and frown
Lay down, lay down, let it all down
Let your white birds face smile up at the ones who stand and frown

It Must Be Love

(Mick Ralphs)

You can call on me whenever you need me
Hanging around never did any good
And I want you to know the way that I feel
Is good inside
Oh oh oh oh oh It must be love
I can see the garden of light all around me
Cursin' in songs from those evergreen trees (?)
And no one can say I'm a natural fool
For walkin' this way
Oh oh oh oh oh It must be love
Love love love
Love love love
Love love love
It must be love
When you smile at me I can see all the stars at night
Succulent moonlight is stroking your hair
And I want you to know the way that I feel
Is good inside
Oh oh oh oh oh It must be love
Love love love
Love love love
Love love love
It must be love
Love love love
Love love love
Love love love
It must be love
(That one's for you, Brian)

Original Mixed-Up Kid

(Ian Hunter)

The original mixed-up kid
Sleeps with the ladies all night
Home in the morning light
To nothin'
Climbs in to an empty bed
Pillows around his head
Hide the tears he sheds
For no one
And Byron said Happiness is born its twin
In those who share, for they will always win
But what about the man who tries so hard
But his heart is locked within
The original mixed-up kid
Must have been at the end of the line
When they gave out the forms to sign
For someone
And he can't make up his mind where he wants to go
Ain't there a heaven ain't there a hell well he just don't know
For in a crowded street he can see the sleet
When the other men just see the snow
The original mixed-up kid be on your conscience bound (?)
For you turned him upside down for nothin'

Home Is Where I Want To Be

(Mick Ralphs)

Maybe I'm just a loser
Maybe it's because my boots ain't as clean as they could be
Came to town with an even chance
I'm feeling down the people I meet ain't fair to me
Gave it a try but now I'm ready to cry
And run back to the place where I was raised
Maybe I'm just unfortunate
Maybe I'm alone in thinking that I've got a lot to say
Too far in to be anywhere
Lost in the place where nobody seems to know the way
Gave it a try but now I'm ready to cry
And run back to the place where I was raised
Home is where I wanna be
Home is where you'll always see
Friendly faces that'll never turn you down
Or say goodbye
Maybe I'm just a loser
Maybe it's because my boots ain't as clean as they could be
Came to town with an even chance
I'm feeling down the people I meet ain't fair to me
Gave it a try but now I'm ready to cry
And run back to the place where I was raised
Home is where I wanna be
Home is where you'll always see
Friendly faces that'll never turn you down
Or say goodbye

Keep a Knockin'

(Richard Penniman)

You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
You keep a knockin' 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 knockin' but you can't come in
You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
Come back tomorrow night try it again
Ah
Yeah
Oh
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 knockin' but you can't come in
You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
Come back tomorrow night try it again
Come on
Ohh ah
Yeah
Wah hey
Listen
Contrary to what various people say
This is the best pos-, this is the best possible form of music there
ever was
Just this
It's all a load of bullshit
You can, can play a guitar, you can ???
It's got nothing to do with it, this is what it's
???
Well I got a woman mean as she can be
I got a woman just as mean as she can be right
Sometime I'm thinking come over here with me
I said shake baby shake
I said shake baby shake
Come on
Now shake baby shake
I'm thinking there's a whole lot of shakin' goin' on
This is a number called 'What Did I Say', by Jerry Lee Lewis
And we'd like you to answer him, get into it you know
All you gotta do is everytime I shout
All you gotta do is shout it back
Now this isn't the style of the Rolling Stones
This is just for you and us together
Let's hear it
I said woh oh-oh oh oh (Woh oh-oh oh oh)
I said yeah yeah yeah yeah (Yeah yeah yeah yeah)
That ain't enough, look how about the people up the back
Say we're too loud you know, join in ... COME ON!
Let's hear it
I said woh oh-oh oh oh (Woh oh-oh oh oh)
I said yeah yeah yeah yeah (Yeah yeah yeah yeah)
I said woh
Woh
OO!
AH!
OO! AH!
Won't you go for a ride
Won't go for a ride
Won't you go for a ride
Won't you go to ride
Tell me what I say
Tell me what I say right now
Tell me what I say
Tell me what I say right
Tell me what I say
Tell me what I say right
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 knockin' but you can't come in
You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
It's a disaster area here, I don't know what we're doin'
Alright, well we'll finish it now then
Right
We ain't started!
Mott The Hoople

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 Adrian Perkins except Keep a Knockin' transcribed by Joshua Mortensen; correction to Whiskey Women and Angel Of Eighth Avenue by Gary Mottola. Minor correction to Angel of Eighth Avenue by Steve Meyer. Correction to Wrong Side Of The River, Waterlow and Lay Down by Eric Schenk.

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