I have a dream-its only one dream But I know dreams can come true And I have a wish-its only one wish But I know wishes can too I wanna be-faraway from here With those honky tonk heroes-burnin' my ears-oh Love American music-I play it all night long Just me n' records-n' a vivid imagination I love to dance in the mirror-I practice every single word And it seems to me American music-is all I've ever heard Oh oh oh-oh oh oh its lonely on the underground I sit and watch my world go round n' round n' round n' round n' round I sit and watch the world go round I hear the sons of Memphis-I hear the brothers or Harlem I hear the Nashville Cats n' the rag time mamas outa New Orleans I hear the Windy City-I hear a gospel singers hymn-and it seems to me American music is all there's ever been C'mon baby oh oh -oh oh-oo-oo I love the names of the cities-I hear the echo echoing And it seems to me American music is all there's ever been
I was born On the 3rd of June-hard labor-Gemini moon I was raised In a country town-livin' dead were all puttin' me down And my flesh and blood-my flesh and blood Kicked me out - they never understood that.. That its alright-its alright- its alright to be a loner Skin and bone, skin and bone, lean lookin' won't you let me take you home How about is babe, how about , a little love 'til the money runs out We'll give 'em hell babe, we'll give 'em hell I ain't the kind that's gonna kiss and tell I'm alright -you know I'm alright- its alright to be a loner Its alright-its alright- its alright to be a loner Turn out the lights-bring on the night- oh baby I'm a loner I got my bags-I got my boots- I got ma wits about me-I got my roots I gotta guitar-40 years old- I'm gonna play it til the stories been told We'll knock 'em dead girl-we'll knock 'em dead So when you think o' me remember what I said Its alright girl-its alright girl- its alright to be a loner... Its alright-you know its alright-its alright to be a loner Tonights the night I'm gonna strap you in tight oo baby, I'm the loner
Through the haze the mirror cries-hits you right between the eyes You don't know-but you got the judas in you babe You can't trust You can't deliver Always whinin' you were sold down the river I gave you-the best years of-your miserable life Where did you go wrong girl, where did you go wrong Where did you go wrong babe-nice try, wrong guy You're gonna wind up on your ass-you should have listened to your WOMEN'S INTUITION You can come (run)-but you can't hide-something messed you up inside Ain't my fault-don't blame me-if you're dazed and confused You're a lie, you're a television, tryin't drag into your prison Had enough o'sleepin' rough-its over with you where did you go wrong babe Where did you go wrong Where did you go wrong girl Nice try Goodbye You're gonna wind up on your ass-you should;ve listened to your WOMEN'S INTUITION Tarred by the same old feathers-guess we got to stick together But I say to you-don't ever invade-my destiny Bad enough I ain't normal, give up tryin't make me formal What I need when I bleed Don't mean nothing to you Where did you go wrong babe, where did you go wrong Where did you go wrong girl Dumb moves, no class You're gonna wind up on your ass-you should 've listened to your WOMEN'sINTUITION
(Ian Hunter/Mick Ronson)
Do you remember truth-you used to tell it everyday Oh what a feelin'-there was nuthin' in the way I won't get excited- if you don't slash your wrists oh oh oh-something is gravely amiss You gotta tell it like it is Whats the matter baby- cat got your tongue? You bin creepin' 'round the alleyways-all night long You can't hide a secret-more than a week oh oh oh- we gotta get to the bottom of this You gotta tell it like it is Hangin' on a corner- of the danger zone Just another nightmare- let me take you home C'mon baby, c'mon baby You've gotta tell it like it is...
Once upon a time, somewhere in the back of my mind I fell in love with you But then, everything went wrong, I couldn't even write a song There was nothing to look forward to I don't go out very much, I'm always home on my own Baby I was just too blind to see I wasn't to conquer the world but the world had a mind of its own Maybe I tried a little too hard Maybe I pushed you away too far Gotta room in your heart for a lonely heart Gotta room in your heart for two It might be nice-living in a heart with you So sing and all the world will shine, somewhere in this nursery rhyme A happy ending lies-for all the lovers with the lonely eyes Easy come-easy go-this is just to let you know Baby I apologize How could I turn away love, how could I turn into stone How could I turn my back on you I wanted to be a success but success ever leaves you alone Maybe I tried a little too hard Maybe I pushed you way too far
One more town on the merry-go-round One more room with no view One more punk eatin' nothing but junk Trin' to make a phone call to you Well maybe I'll never, get myself together But something's in the back of my mid It only takes one call-you can laugh at 'em all You're never too small to hit the big time One more slob feeling sick as a dog After one more night on the booze One more dive more dead that alive Tryin' to get my message through Now, maybe I'll never get my self together Maybe its the end of the line But I'm having a ball-bouncin' off the walls You're never too small to hit the big time You're never too small, you're never too small You're never to small to hit the big time They can make you crawl, they can make you fall But you're never to small to hit the big time You're never too small, you're never to small You're never too small to hit the big time If you're fat, if you're bald it don't matter at all 'cos you're never to small-I said you're never to small To hit the big time (Yes indeed) (The big time(- limousines) (The big time)-you can have it all (The big time)- I say you're never too small One more crowd shoutin'-turn it up loud One more rose at my feet One more ring from that cute little thing One more reason to cheat Well, maybe I'll never get myself together Maybe its the end of the line...
You might be a celebrity-everybody sits up and begs You might be the sexiest thing since God invented legs You might be a dictator, a dealer or a saint Cool is here to tell you when you're cool and when you ain't If you lose your cool-if you lose your cool-if your cool don't work If your cool's gone fishin' you ain't nothing but a cool jerk Now you might be a nazi-lookin' for a friend You might be a beginning- looking for an end Some folks go for the ice and snow-some like it Florida hot Cool is here to tell you what is cool and what is not You can write a book about the money you took You and pose on the cover nude You can flip on an ego trip-time'll do the cover on you But don't you ever cross me dude 'Cos that ain't cool, that's an attitude You might be a macho man Do 50 million sit-ups a day You might be an expert, with something important to say You might be an evangelist-livin' on the wages of sin Cool is here to tell you what is out and what is in
Life takes a little piece of you away Most everyday of your life Oh learn to get wise, you learn to compromise- You learn to criticise yourself I guess we all grow up 'cos one day everything- seems so further from the truth And you try to find yourself- in this endless youth I said you try to find yourself-and you Beg a little love Fate takes another stab at your face And you can never cease to resist And you take it on the chin-that old sucker punch again Reminds you what you've missed When the colors blazed and your jealousy raged You were so sensitive to every touch And it ain't to forget in this endless youth So you find a perfect stranger- and you Beg a little love What do you get in the end Did you really need that friend Your emotions dulled to save your heart From failing at the hardest part But you still get down on your knees I said you get down n your knees And you beg Now there's nothing left to laugh at Nothing left to say-nothing left do There's nothing left-so there's nothing left to ask for But you still get down on your knees- and you beg These words are my sacrificial lamb Burnin' a hole down my heart Dancin' down that river of no return You know you missed that boat- but you still get down on your knees Afterall o' those years Afterall o' those fears Afterall o' those dreams Afterall o' those screams Aferall o' those nights Afterall o' those fights When my mind had gone, when both o' my minds had gone When my minds had gone I'm still a child And I get down on my knees and I beg Beg a little love
(Ian Hunter/Mick Ronson)
Some folk leave courage, some folk leave you hope Why am I out here hangin' like a fool at the end o' my rope Some folk leave you wisdom, some folk leave you signs You can never be sure what went on before Life is just a matter of time Picture of you, clouding my view I'm following in your footsteps, tryin' to make some sense of it all Maybe it's a sign of weakness, but that's where my footsteps fall I'm following in your footsteps, tryin' to hang on to your dreams You never got what you wanted So I never got what I need I'm following in your footsteps, 'cos that's where the footsteps lead Someone must have given me anger, someone must have given me hate Or why would I stand here shakin', when there's so many chances to take Pictures of you, climb into view I'm following in your footsteps, tryin' to make some sense of it all Maybe it's a sign of weakness, but that's where my footsteps fall I'm following in your footsteps, watchin' my children grow They're following in my footsteps Takin' it on the road We're following in your footsteps 'cos that's where the footsteps go We're following in your footsteps, yeah 'cos that's where your footsteps go
I was your baby-you were my girl When I asked you to marry me- the tears fell Sons N' lovers, sons n' lovers, waving My childhood goodbye-it seems so sad Well how long have you been my best friend This won't be the end of Sons n' lovers-sons n' lovers--she won't wanna talk anymore about it You were my lady- I was your number one When I said I was leaving- tears run Sons n' lovers-sons n' lovers, breakin' Tryin' not to hurt each others hearts Well how long can we exist- I know We can't go on like this Sons n' lovers-son's and lovers--I don't wanna lie anymore Was that you I saw--walkin' out along the shore Was that you I saw-talkin' to him Was that you i saw-puttin' his hands in yours Thats alright ma- you can still love him Thats alright ma- you can still love And through the years-you know- we will remember Time will never take old times away How long for you to discover that- there still some strings attached to Sons n' lovers-sons and lovers But I don't wanna play anymore Sons n' lovers
(Donnie Kehr/Ian Hunter)
I believe in magic Ain't it kinda tragic When you find out Angels can be devils You were never on the level with me babe, at all Pain, pain, pain ! I got this pain Sittin' on the midnight train Beggars can be choosers Winners can be losers I'll get over you somehow It's gonna take a little time To put you to the back of my mind, forever Pain, shootin' down the length o' my brain I got this pain Nothin' is the same When love is a victim Love is a victim of pain Ain't no doubt about it babe Love is a victim of pain I'm lonely And I don't know what to do about you babe 'Cos Loneliness is such a drag
You're breakin' my heart Stealing my thunder How much more can I take You're draggin' me down Holding me under How much more can I take How much more can I take Won't somebody break The news to you gently. You fill my eyes But you don't fill the hunger How much more can I take I see your face Everywhere, everyplace How much more can I take You're here in the night You're here in the morning sunlight How much more can I take How much more can I take I (wish that I could) make your mind up (for you). You fill my eyes But you don't fill the hunger How much more can I take How much more can I take Won't somebody help me I'm naked as the day I was born These clothes have a way of changin' what I'm feelin' I try and I try but I can't put 'em on I sit here alone Wait by the telephone line How much more can I take I'm jealous as hell Mixed up 'n mean as well How much more can I take How much more can I take I know she'd like to break Those stones over my body. You fill my eyes But you don't fill the hunger How much more can I take
(D. Gibson/Mick Ronson)
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Transcribed by Rob Thormeyer except Following In Your Footsteps, Pain and How Much More Can I Take transcribed by Marc Sansoucy