• Long distance runner, what you standing there for? (note 1)
    Get up, get off, get out of the door (note 2) (note 3)
    You're playing cold music on the bar room floor
    Drowned in your laughter and dead to the core
    There's a dragon with matches that's loose on the town
    Take a whole pail of water just to cool him down

    Fire, fire on the mountain
    Fire, fire on the mountain
    Fire, fire on the mountain
    Fire, fire on the mountain

    Almost ablaze, still you don't feel the heat (note 4)
    It takes all you got just to stay on the beat
    You say it's a living, we all gotta eat
    But you're here alone, there's no one to compete
    If mercy's in business, I wish it for you
    More than just ashes when your dreams come true

    Long distance runner, what you holding out for (note 5)
    Caught in slow motion in a dash to the door
    The flame from your stage has now spread to the floor
    You gave all you had, why you want to give more? (note 6)
    The more that you give, the more it will take
    To the thin line beyond which you really can't fake

  • L'Alhambra
    Six guitars
    Each plays
    a different tune

    Five play slowly
    One plays quick
    an Allegrias
    in clear moon

    Eight hands clap
    to summon up
    the Tarantelle -
    Beware!

    Yo no he bailado
    con su hija ya
    I have not danced
    with your sister yet

    Yo no he bailado
    con su hija ya
    No he bailado desde
    Hay que no baile

    L'Alhambra
    Five guitars
    play as one -
    together now

    One has gone
    into the shadow
    Gone with him
    is his guitar

    Six hands clap
    Two are gone now
    Captured by
    the Tarantelle

    Someone else
    must play guitar
    when time comes
    for making love

    No he bailado desde
    Las Zapatas son perdidas
    I have not danced
    since my shoes were lost

    Yo no he bailado
    con su hija ya
    No he bailado desde
    Hay que no baile

    I have not danced
    with your sister yet
    Is that she who
    sleeps by my guitar?