KING OF YOUR HEART

If fortune smiles we're going to build the foundation
if fortune smiles we're going to build the foundation

I've been wonderin' wondering too long
wonderin' all over this world
I've been living living this song
song about the love of a girl

Destination place unknown
uncharted territory
quick decision to get out of town
spinning my wheels to be free

Chorus:
If I can be the king of your heart
you will be loved and we will never be torn apart
King of your heart

If fortune smiles we're going to build the foundation

We were talking, light of the moon
talking 'bout how it could be
I was ramblin' rambling on
you fell asleep next to me

Morning glory the glory of love
isn't this how it should start
you'll be the object of all my desires
and I'll be the king of your heart

 

SLOWDOWN

Can you feel my ardour can you sense my greed
I'm a hedonist with a lie to feed
I'm a man of business I'm a man of means
and I live my life without apologies

Bridge:
and I can turn your darkness into sunlight
and I can weave your sunlight into gold

Chorus:
yes indeed I love you with a driving lust
but I can't deceive you so you know I must slowdown

Can you feel the pressure of my loving touch
if I'm a fool for you it's cause I talk too much
find a way to cheat me if you can
and you many find the boy hiding inside the man

Bridge/Chorus
So can you feel my ardour can you sense my pride
you've gota hold on me that won't be denied
like a roller coaster when she's ridinghigh
we can hurtle to hell or we can fly throught the sky

Bridge/Chorus 

 

WORKING FOR THE GOODTIMES

Intro:
Maybe we can work work work both night and day
maybe we can work work work I hear you say

I've never been to the Grand Central Station
I've never been on the Orient Express
I've never been on the back of a camel
or broken horses in the wild wild west

I've never marched with an army into battle
to the beat of the fife and the drum
or sailed the seas from Singapore to Dover
or dreamed my dreams from a pipe of opium

Bridge:
I've just been biding my time looking for someone
maybe just a little like you
don't you think that we'd be naturally
working for the goodtimes

Chorus:
Working for the goodtimes - etc

You won't see me riding in a shiny red Ferrari
with a smile to ignite you like a neutron bomb
I got no money but I swear you won't be sorry
this isn't something I could put your finger on

Chorus/Bridge
maybe we can work work work both night and day
maybe we can work work work I hear you say

I won't show you the pyramids
cause our love's bigger than that
and I won't show you where the gold is hid
cause gold can drive you mad

Chorus / Out

 

 

OUT OF THE BLUE

Ain't no use in cutting corners
no use at all in fighting shy
to this and all related matters
no need to ask the reason why

I'd been driven in the search for something better
I'd been thinking that I'd set my sights too high
I'd been looking for a away to make things matter
that's when you walked into my life

Chorus
and you came - out of the Blue
straight into my heart
out of the Blue
straight into my heart

Now there's a reason to believe in hearts and flowers
there's a reason to believe that dreams come true
then turn the minutes into hours
there's really nothing we can do

since you came - Chorus Middle

I've given every reason I can think of
why someone like you needs someone like me

Chorus/out

 

SEXUAL CHEMISTRY

This was no wild story
this was no fantasy
this was not lust in the heat and dust
of some hellhole by the sea

Their eyes met at a party
they danced into the dawn
they hardly spoke but through the smoke
a true romance was born

Chorus
call it love or call it lust
but everyone could see
this was not love from the stars above
but Sexual Chemistry

Call them George and Laura
it was plain for all to see
from the moment that he saw her
they were gripped by destiny

They moved out to the suburbs
to start a family
the house, the car, the budgerigar
all on the H.P.

Chorus

A car stops in the driveway
he's late from work again
and Laura sits, collects her wits
and wonders if it ever will end

The silhouetted window
tells what it's all about
and in their house by the side of the moon
we can hear them scream and shout

 

THE HAND OF FATE

Let the hand of fate come down on me
let the wild wind blow and let the spirit run free
and if the tables turn and the illusion shatters
I'll put my head in the sand, my dreams in tatters

You can walk outside, turn left or right
you can cross the street or head off into the night
and if the fire burns and the heart beats true
you can ride the tiger before the tiger rides you

Chorus:
and if you think that it might be too late
and if you think that love won't conquer hate
is this the hand of fate

I see a hero up with his heroine
they'd like to change the world but the world's gonna win
so they pay lip-service to all the best ideals
and they know how frustration feels

Chorus

 

KETTLE DRUM BLUES

She's been dreaming
for too long now
precious time
has been eaten or forgotten broken down
rumour's out and running round the town

From wearing rags and tatters
to precious silk and jewels she wore the crown
then left the man who loved her
for the man who came to dance the Diva down
rumour's out and running round the town

Chorus
but ain't that a shame
she's been putting Carmen on the jukebox
once again
then she lets the music hit her
aand whe feels no pain
she's got those Kettle Drum Blues
again

Now she walks out in the morning
to find herself a place out onmurder mile
but everybody's talking
they say she's last year's face - they say she's out ot style
rumou'rs out that this girl's out of style

Chorus

So all hail the young pretender
as they gather round to praise she wears the crown
but one day they'll remember
another shining face and how she let them down
rumour's out and running round the town

 

READY FOR ME NOW

If I wore my heart upon my sleeve
would you find it easy to believe
that I could be your Valentino lover too
hold you closely in my arms say I love you

Chorus:
would you be ready for me now
would you be ready for me now

Just a little music in the night
just a little dimming of the light
we could let the moment pass but life's too short
even if we loved and lost the time we bought

Chorus

Bridge
if only wishing was believing
if only I could hold to that
if only my poor mind deceiving my heart
into waiting - waiting for you to come back
believe me now

If the mood was strong enough to hold
could you believe the future would unfold
somewhere in your heart of hearts' geography
you could find a tiny part a place for me

Chorus


 

AWAY TOO LONG

Pull out your A.B.C.
pull out your Do Re Mi
body up close to me
kiss me more tenderly
I've been away too long - too long
yes I've been away too long

Spend some more time with me
slow action guaranteed
don't turn those lights on me
I'm not blind but I can't see
I've been away too long - too long
I've been away too long

so if you want somebody - find somebody
and if you find somebody - anybody
take that body - to your body
start with the moment in their arms
when you feel most tenderly

So throw out your A.B.C.
throw out your Do Re Mi
body up close to me
kiss me more tenderly
I've been away too long - too long
yes I've been away too long

 

WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH

So I don't need your ideals
or philosophy
your intellect I can't respect
don't bother me

Shake the hand that holds you
bite the hand that feeds
let the one who cares the least
supply your needs

and finally and finally

Chorus
finally close enough to see
finally hard enough to say
finally words are all that stay in the memory
and words are not enough - finally

I walked into your aura
I walked into your arms
I walked into a battlefield
no false alarms

You covered me with wishes
slowly built a fire
laid the feast then killed the beast
of bad desire

Chorus

 

THE REFUGEE

Don't talk to them of wrong and right
who has or has not sinned
they scattered round a world in flight
like leaves in a howling wind
from the burned out cities to the deserts
from sea to hostile sea
beyond the point of no returning
we'll see the refugee

They come with a suitcase and a dream
to live among the free
the wounded and the dispossessed
the broken family
lights flicker from along a shoreline
a ship waits out at sea
to gather up its human cargo
and steal the refugee

The calendar the hour glass
the crown upon the king
the politics of no surrender
when they've taken everything
see the armies of the homeless
flee from tyranny
beyond the point of no returning
we'll see the refugee