THE DRIVING BEAT

You've got pain you've got sorrow
we've got the rhythm of the driving beat
no more pain until tomorrow
just the rhythm of the driving beat

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Driving beat driving beat
we've got the rhythm of the driving beat

Took Belinda to the disco
she felt the rhythm of the driving beat
then she danced until she could not
to the rhythm of the driving beat

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Middle
And you can feel it from your ears
down to your feet - the driving beat

So all you footloose high rollers
feel the rhythm of the driving beat
trigger happy midnight strollers
feel the rhythm of the driving beat

Chorus

 

PUT YOUR MONEY
WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS

Romance rises to the manner born
all those old familiar sights
but in truth they all look so forlorn these same old city lights
and I think again about the times we spent when we couldn't get enough
faded dreams and cherished hopes and I ask
who do you love

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So put your money where your mouth is
or you'll never get it back
put your money where your mouth is
put your wheels on the track

Tina told me Ben got lost on the trail to Katmandu
but who's around to count the cost
of what other people do
you share your dreams and you take your shot
and then the winner picks a prize
and you leave behind the times forgot
and you say well damn their eyes

Chorus

Promises are made to break and hearts and people too
and ex-idealists deny
that they know more than me or you
and I think again about the times we spent
when we couldn't get enough
faded dreams and cherished hopes
and I ask who do you love

Chorus

 

SNOW WHITE

They got guns along the border
but rain stopped play today
if they really need a victim
could they make it some other day?
file under indecision the relative disgrace
of never having moved my emotions
to such a silent place

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Snow white in the middle of the night
she took my breath away
snow white in the middle of the night - hey

In these days of wine and roses
death comes by parcel post
hear it on the radio while buttering your toast
take a dream just any dream
and how the pieces flick away
and moments that could linger forever all I want to say

Chorus

The armourer the marching drums
the cavalcade the hearse
please lend an ear to my one fear
the ace of spades in reverse
file under indecision the relative disgrace
of never having moved my
emotions to such a silent place

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FOR WHAT THEY PROMISE

Suzy Q was Johnny's girl and they were happy
Johnny knew to build a life he needed money
they started out with high ideals and hopes of conquest
then he found the doors closed in his face the broken promise

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And if you want to get away don't wait
for what they promise

Jossianne was sweet and young
and late for her appointments
she learned her lessons much too fast
to understand them
then she found that she could never be forgiven
for moving out of the light of love into the forbidden

And if you want to get away don't wait
for what you're given

Shadows in a fading light start to surround you
and the radio plays Maybelline just to confound you
the night is young and full of hope the lines are crossing
and Suzie Q and Johnny wait for what they're promised

And if you want to get away don't wait
for what they promise

 

WITHOUT LOVE

I'm finding out about love
that take it or forsake it - about love
that time is going to break it - about love
I'm finding out
I'm finding out without love
I was howling in the fire - without love
crawling through the wire - without love
I'm finding out

Chorus
Without love - I tore up letters that never left my eyes
without love - believing no-one could come as a surprise
without love - without love

I'm finding out that if you find
the tears of love returning - you'll unwind
to find your poor heart burning - you don't cry
without love
I'm finding out - about love
that if you're standing on the outside - without love
the heartbeats on the inside - that's enough
without love

Chorus

I'm finding out about love
the souvenir snapshot of our love
smiling in the sunshine - with our love
I'm finding out

 

STEAL MY HEART

Step into my tent girl let me hold you tight again
lose your blues remove your shoes
take shelter from the rain
we can watch a movie or just talk about old times

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Then I'm gonna let you steal my mind
then I'm gonna let you steal my time
don't make no decisions till you see what you can find
in my heart - 'cause
Then I'm gonna let you steal my heart
then I'm gonna let you steal my heart
steal my heart
steal my heart
gonna steal my heart

I've memorised those moving tunes
to fill you with desire
worked out all the things to say to set your heart on fire
I've even bought your favourite food
so that everything's just right

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I'll table my emotions relegate my pride
spill the beans by any means to keep you by my side
I'll play this like Olivier but I just won't be denied

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THAT FINAL LOVE

This train I ride is heading up
gonna shoot the moon for the stars above
and all those angels in the sky
gonna point me out I'm gonna tell you why

And if you need some further proof
that I don't lie that I'm telling the truth
then look me squarely in the eyes
these eyes of love don't tell no lies

Chorus
Cause final love is here that final love is here
final love final love that final love is here

If I had rivals for your heart
would you take my side or would you set me apart
if you found me living on my bended knees
would you take my side or would our love cease

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This train I ride is heading up
there's a silver spoon in my loving cup
and all those angels won't deny
we're gonna reach those diamonds in the sky

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DON'T FRIGHTEN ME

Tell me again about all of those men
you knew before we met
and I'll pretend to be interested
what you give is what you get
then we can walk and maybe talk
about some of those wild parties
and how you felt the following day
and who you spent the night with

Chorus
And I don't want to tie you down
I want you to be free - but don't frighten me

I understand that it couldn't be planned
all this trouble and this heartache
but I got word about the things you did
even after we had started
don't call it luck but you came unstuck
when you tried to look for reasons
I watched your eyes so don't tell lies
about all these indiscretions

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Middle section
Now I might try to feign indifference
and you might think that I don't care
that I just want to let it be
that kind of thing don't bother me
but please - don't frighten me

So don't tell me again about all of those men
I don't want to hear about it
if you don't tell me what you did then
I won't tell you what I did

 

SHAME

Shame you know she broke his heart
on a moonlit night in a parking lot
shame he didn't pack his bags
he would have quit that town for the railroad track

shame that with a guiding star
he didn't head on out with his old guitar
and shame he could have travelled far
with the tail lights shining from a stolen car

Chorus
And he's looking for somewhere to go
where - he don't know
and he's looking for somewhere to go

Shame what would he have to lose
with his raging pain and his twelve bar blues
well he could sing until the sun goes down
for another girl in another town

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Shame he's working nine till five
and it'll be like that until the day he dies
shame but then his luck was shot
when he lost his heart in a parking lot

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LOVE / ACTION

I didn't break my back upon the chain gang
but it doesn't mean that I don't care
she found me without holes in my shoes
and with a heart without despair
I'd just been gently swimming my way
out to sea against the tide
and she threw out a line to me
said hey you could have died

Chorus
She give me love - action

No more faking papers
no more lighting fires
no more playing hide and seek
with my feelings and desires
I traded my ticket on the gravy train
to sing one part harmony
and I'd still be waiting for that train in vain
to shine it's light on me

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Bridge
The higher up you climb then the further you fall
did you see the message written on the pad in the hall
it said - you're bound to fall - you will that's all
did you see the message written on the pad in the hall

So no more TV dinners
maybe no more TV
no more wondering why the hero
never looks like me
I'd just been gently swimming my way
out to sea against the tide
and she threw out a line to me
said hey you could have died

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ROLL THEM BONES

Hard times so you'll be leaving
it's not the season for lying or deceiving
wouldn't want to hurt you for no reason
here's to the loving and the lying and the teasing

Still she's got to find her way back home
then she's got to find her way alone
well you got to roll them bones
till your mother says no
then you got to roll them bones
there ain't nothing you can do
but  roll them bones

Cathy cried but nothing mattered
he just beat her and he cheat her and he flattered
she took his lies until they broke her
now she's back and there ain't nothing going to hurt her

Still she's got to find her way back home
then she's got to find her way alone
well you got to roll them bones
till your mother says no
then you got to roll them bones
there ain't nothing you can do
but roll them bones

Pick a prize there are no winners
no high divers just trouble for beginners
she stalled for time while he abused her
now she's back and there ain't nothing going to fool her

Still she's got to find her way back home
then she's got to find her way alone
well you got to roll them bones
till your mother says no
then you got to roll them bones
there ain't nothing you can do
but  roll them bones