• A man and a woman come together as strangers
    When they part they're usually strangers still
    It's like a practical joke played on us by our Maker
    Empty bottles that can't be filled

    Baby who's to say it could have been different now that it's done
    Baby who's to say that it should have been, anyway
    Baby who's to say that it even matters in the long run
    Give it just a minute
    And it will blow away
    It'll blow away

    You fancy me to be the master of your feelings
    You barely bruise me with your looks to kill
    Though I admit we were sometimes brutal in our dealings
    I never held you against your will

    Your case against me is so very clearly stated
    I plead no contest, I just turn and shrug
    I've come to figure all importance overestimated
    You must mean water when you beg for blood (note 1)

    Like a feather in a whirlwind
    Blow away
    Just as sure as the world spins
    Blow away

  • I don't need love anymore
    I don't need love anymore
    I don't need anyone to tell me that I do
    I don't need love and I don't need you

    I try and I try to make it work
    I try and I try to make it work
    I try and I try again, I won't forget, I know
    Love gets you nowhere slow

    I want no more heartaches
    No more goodbyes
    Ain't no more real good love
    Only new love
    But old love dies

    Ain't worth the time that it takes
    Ain't worth the time that it takes
    Ain't worth the endless hours of changes I go through
    I don't need love and I don't need you

    I don't need love anymore
    I don't need love anymore
    I don't need anyone to tell me that I do
    I don't need love and I don't need you

  • Good, good morning, so good to see you
    You weren't just a dream of mine
    Real as a raven, real as thunder (note 1)
    Real as the sun shining
    But still so very hard to find
    I can't imagine what's behind those sleepy eyes

    Little stranger, don't try to hide now
    You look so young and you're afraid
    There is no danger but from the devil
    And he may want you but I'm in his way
    You don't know how easy it is
    You don't know how easy it is to love you

    And come the moonrise, when the dew falls
    Don't be the sun that fades away
    Don't leave me darkness, she is no lover
    She hides the day
    You don't know how easy it is
    You don't know how easy it is to love you

  • You say you want to try again
    Wear it down between the lines
    Well I have a better end in mind
    It doesn't seem you really have to close your eyes to see
    Though I know you don't mean to be
    You are so far from me

    There was something I had caught inside
    Screaming hard to make it known
    In time it died alone
    It doesn't seem you really have to close your eyes to see
    You have been all you'll be to me
    It's just too late; and we can't relate at all

    It doesn't seem you really have to close your eyes to see
    Though I know you don't mean to be
    You are so far from me

    This time's the last time I want to say so long
    This song's my last song for you
    There's nothing here to hold on to
    Nothing to hold on to

  • It's three AM in the combat zone
    Gentlemen, start your engines
    You can close this bar, but baby I ain't going (note 1)
    Gentlemen, start your engines
    If you lock up the whiskey, give me gasoline
    I got a seven grand redline on the black machine
    The dead can do my sleeping, if you know what I mean
    Gentlemen, start your engines

    Got a little girl here in a pinafore (note 2)
    Gentlemen, start your engines
    She's gonna do us all and then beg for morev Gentlemen, start your engines
    It's dark outside, but it's darker within
    Check the back of my jacket just to see my grin
    They don't write poems about the state that I'm in
    Gentlemen, start your engines

    One of these days I'm gonna pull myself together
    Soon as I finish tearing myself apart
    Let me tell you, honey, there's some mighty stormy weather (note 3)
    Rolling round the caverns of my heart (note 4)

    When the police come you better let them in
    Gentlemen, start your engines
    Don't forget to tell them what a sport I've been
    Gentlemen, start your engines
    I got a head full of vintage TNT
    They're gonna blow me up instead of burying me
    If you don't like trouble, better leave me be (note 5)
    Gentlemen, start your engines

    Ge-ge-ge-gentlemen, start your engines (note 6)
    Ge-ge-ge-gentlemen, start
    Ge-ge-ge-gentlemen, start
    Ge-ge-ge-gentlemen, start your engines

    Like the Devil's Mustangs I've been ridden hell for leather
    Put away wet and angry in the dark (note 7)
    Let me tell you honey, there's some mighty stormy weather
    Rolling round the caverns of my heart

  • Little girl lost in a forest of dreams
    It's a dark old wood, and it's damp with dew
    Hoot owl hoots, for a moment it seems
    Something big and cold got a hold of you
    Just when everything gets scary
    Daddy's coming round for his darling again
    Hold my hand with your little fingers
    Daddy's loving arms gonna gather you in

    Ain't no way the Bogeyman can get you
    You can close your eyes, the world is gonna let you
    Your daddy's here and never will forget you
    I will take you home
    I will take you home
    Gonna carry you back home in my arms
    I will take you home

    Long is the road we must travel on down
    Short are the legs that will struggle behind
    I wish I knew for sure just where we're bound
    What we will be doing, and what we're gonna find
    Wherever we go, there will be birds to cheer you
    Flowers to color in the fields around
    Wherever we go, I'll be right here near you
    You can't get lost when you're always found

    Ain't no fog that's thick enough to hide you
    Your daddy's gonna be right here beside you
    If your fears should start to get inside you
    I will take you home
    I will take you home
    Gonna carry you back home in my arms
    I will take you home

  • Well there ain't nobody safer than someone who doesn't care
    And it isn't even lonely when no-one's ever there
    I had a lot of dreams once, but some of them came true
    The honey's sometimes bitter when fortune falls on you
    So you know I've been a soldier in the armies of the night
    And I'll find the fatal error in what's otherwise all right
    But now you're trembling like a sparrow, I will try with all my might
    To give you just a little sweetness
    Just a little light

    I have always heard that virtue ought to be its own reward
    But it never comes so easy when you're living by the sword
    It's even harder to be heartless when you look at me that way
    You're as might as the flower that will grow the stones away
    Even though I've been a stranger full of irony and spite
    Holding little but contempt for all things beautiful and bright
    Something shines around you and it seems, to my delight
    To give me just a little sweetness
    Just a little light

    It could be just another highway coiled up in the night
    You could be just another white-tail, baby, stranded on my brights
    There's a tingling recognition like the sound of distant thunder
    And I begin to wonder if the love I've driven under won't ignite

  • Have you ever wanted something
    Wanted it so burning bad
    That you'd lie, that you'd cheat
    That you'd fight in the street
    And chance to lose what little you had

    Maybe you know how I'm feeling
    Maybe you know how I feel
    Maybe you know how I'm feeling
    But maybe to you, it don't seem so real

    Time is only wasted
    On talking that is taking life
    When it all comes down
    You're really covering ground
    I know I'll get more done tonight

    I've been hearing for a long time
    I still hear about some long-term plan
    Well I ain't gettin' younger
    Tired of wandering
    I was promised a rock but I only see sand

    Now you don't owe me nothing
    So don't take it so personally
    There's only one way
    To make it today
    And I'm doing all I can for me

  • Gonna see some good times
    Gonna get to ring that bell
    Gonna see some good times
    Some times to make up for when I'm not feeling well
    I must be due some great times
    'Cause right now I feel like hell

    Never trust a woman who wears her pants too tight
    Never trust a woman who wears her pants too tight
    She might love you tomorrow
    But she'll be gone tomorrow night

    Come tomorrow I get my pay and I'm gonna leave this town
    Come tomorrow I get my pay and I'm gonna leave this [goddamn/motherfucking] town
    'Cause she don't really love me
    There ain't no reason to stick around

    Gonna see some good times
    Gonna get to ring that bell
    Gonna see some good times
    Some times to make up for when I'm not feeling well
    Must be due some great times
    'Cause right now I feel like hell

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    But if they don't come
    Well if they never come around
    If they don't come to me
    If they don't come to me tonight
    If they don't come to me next week
    If they don't come to me next year
    What the hell

  • Only a fool could tell his friends
    Of a war that just won't end
    Only a fool would go so far
    As you you have gone, my man

    How my friends spoke so good of you
    Makes me burn inside
    Think of all you did to him
    I don't care how far or fast you ride

    I'm gonna break you down
    That's all I'm gonna do
    You're gonna wish the ground
    Was six feet over you

    To think you're wise, only goes to show
    How wrong someone can be
    Hey, king of lies, you ain't no mask
    For the hell I got in me

    I'm gonna break you down
    That's what I'm gonna do
    You're gonna wish the ground
    Was six feet over you

  • I know these rails we're on like I know my lady's smile
    Re-see a dozen dreams in every passing mile
    Can't begin to count the trips
    That she and I have made
    But I wish I had a dollar
    For each time we both been down this grade

    Nine hundred thousand tons of steel
    Made to roll
    Her brakes don't work and this grade's so steep
    Her engine's sure to blow
    Nine hundred thousand tons of steel
    Out of control
    She's more a roller-coaster than the train I used to know

    It's one hell of an understatement to say she can get mean
    She's temperamental, more a bitch than a machine
    She wasn't built to travel at
    The speed a rumour flies
    These wheels are bound to jump the tracks
    Before they burn the ties

    Murphy's sure outdone himself to pick this stretch of track
    I can only hope my luck is riding in the back
    Well I have prayed to God
    This ain't the day we meet
    I've done about everything
    But try dragging my feet

    Oo, oo, I wanna go down slow
    Oo, oo, oo, oo, oo
    Nine hundred thousand tons of steel
    Out of control
    She's more a roller coaster than the train I used to know

  • We don't own this place though we act as if we did
    It belongs to the children of our children's kids
    The actual owners haven't even been born yet

    But we never tend the garden and we rarely pay the rent
    Most of it is broken and the rest of it is bent
    Put it all on plastic and I wonder where we'll be when the bills hit

    We can run but we can't hide from it
    Of all possible worlds we only got one, we gotta ride on it
    Whatever we've done we'll never get far from what we leave behind
    Baby we can run, run, run but we can't hide

    Well I'm dumping my trash in your back yard
    Making certain you don't notice really isn't so hard
    You're so busy with your guns and all of your excuses to use them

    Well it's oil for the rich and babies for the poor
    We've got everyone believing that more is more
    If a reckoning comes maybe we'll know what to do then

    All these complications seem to leave no choice
    I heard the tongues of billions speak with just one voice
    Saying just leave all the rest to me, I need it worse than you, you see
    Then I heard the sound of one child crying

    Today I went out walking in the amber wind
    There's a hole in the sky where the light pours in
    I remember the days when I wasn't afraid of the sunshine

    But now it beats down on the ashphalt land
    Like hammering blow from God's left hand
    What little still grows
    Cringes in the shade till the night-time