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Lyrics For Songs A-C
(View lyrics for songs starting with D-L, M-Sand T-Z)
 

4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
57 Channels (And Nothin' On)
Across The Border
Adam Raised A Cain
Ain't Got You
All Or Nothin' At All
All That Heaven Will Allow
Atlantic City
Backstreets
Badlands
Balboa Park
Because The Night
Be True
Better Days
Blinded By The Light
Blood Brothers
Bobby Jean
Book Of Dreams
Born In The U.S.A.
Born To Run
Brilliant Disguise
Cadillac Ranch
Candy's Room
Cautious Man
Chimes Of Freedom
Cover Me
Cross My Heart
Crush On You
 
 
 

4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY)

Sandy the fireworks are hailin' over Little Eden tonight
Forcin' a light into all those stoned-out faces left stranded on this fourth of July
Down in town the circuit's full with switchblade lovers so fast so shiny so sharp
As the wizards play down on Pinball Way on the boardwalk way past dark
And the boys from the casino dance with their shirts open like Latin lovers along the shore
Chasin' all them silly New York girls

Sandy the aurora is risin behind us
The pier lights our carnival life forever
Love me tonight for I may never see you again
Hey Sandy girl

Now the greasers they tramp the streets or get busted for trying to sleep on the beach all night
Them boys in their spiked high heels ah Sandy their skins are so white
And me I just got tired of hangin' in them dusty arcades bangin' them pleasure machines
Chasin' the factory girls underneath the boardwalk where they promise to unsnap their jeans
And you know that tilt-a-whirl down on the south beach drag
I got on it last night and my shirt got caught
And that Joey kept me spinnin' I didn't think I'd ever get off

Oh Sandy the aurora is risin' behind us
The pier lights our carnival life on the water
Runnin' down the beach at night with my boss's daughter
Well he ain't my boss no more Sandy

Sandy the angels have lost their desire for us
I spoke to 'em just last night and they said they won't set themselves on fire for us anymore
Every summer when the weather gets hot they ride that road down from heaven on their Harleys they come and they go
And you can see 'em dressed like stars in all the cheap little seashore bars parked making love with their babies out on the Kokomo
Well the cops finally busted Madame Marie for tellin' fortunes better than they do
This boardwalk life for me is through
You know you ought to quit this scene too

Sandy the aurora's rising behind us
The pier lights our carnival life forever
Oh love me tonight and I promise I'll love you forever


57 CHANNELS AND NOTHIN' ON

I bought a bourgeois house in the Hollywood hills
With a trunkload of hundred thousand dollar bills
Man came by to hook up my cable TV
We settled in for the night my baby and me
We switched 'round and 'round 'til half-past dawn
There was fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

Well now home entertainment was my baby's wish
So i hopped into town for a satellite dish
I tied it to the top of my Japanese car
I came home and pointed it out into the stars
A message came back from the great beyond
There's fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

Well we might'a made some friends with some billionaires
We might'a got all nice and friendly
If we'd made it upstairs
All I got was a note that said "Bye-bye John
Our love is fifty-seven channels and nothin' on"

So I bought a .44 magnum it was solid steel cast
And in the blessed name of Elvis well I just let it blast
'Til my TV lay in pieces there at my feet
And they busted me for disturbin' the almighty peace
Judge said "What you got in your defense son?"
"Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on."
I can see by your eyes friend you're just about gone
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin'...


ACROSS THE BORDER

Tonight my bag is packed
Tomorrow I値l walk these tracks
That will lead me across the border

Tomorrow my love and I
Will sleep 地eath auburn skies
Somewhere across the border

We値l leave behind my dear
The pain and sadness we found here
And we値l drink from the Bravo痴 muddy water

Where the sky grows gray and wide
We値l meet on the other side
There across the border

For you I値l build a house
High upon a grassy hill
Somewhere across the border

Where pain and memory
Pain and memory have been stilled
There across the border

And sweet blossoms fill the air
Pastures of gold and green
Roll down into cool clear waters

And in your arms 地eath open skies
I値l kiss the sorrow from your eyes
There across the border

Tonight we値l sing the songs
I値l dream of you my corazón
And tomorrow my heart will be strong

And may the saints blessing and grace
Carry me safely into your arms
There across the border

For what are we
Without hope in our hearts
That someday we値l drink from God痴 blessed waters

And eat the fruit from the vine
I know love and fortune will be mine
Somewhere across the border


ADAM RAISED A CAIN

In the summer that I was baptized
My father held me close to his side
As they put me down to the water
He said how on that die I cried
We were prisoners of love, a love in chains
He was standin' in the door
I was standin' in the rain
With the same hot blood burning in our veins
Adam Raised A Cain

All of the old faces
Ask you why you're back
They fit you with position
And the keys to your daddy's Cadillac
In the darkness of your room
Your mother calls you by your true name
You remember the faces, the places, the names
You know its never over, its as relentless as the rain
Adam raised a Cain

In the Bible Cain slew Abel
And East of Eden he was cast
You're born into this life paying, for the sins of somebody else's past
Daddy worked his whole life, for nothing but the pain
Now he walks these empty rooms looking for something to blame
You inherit the sins, you inherit the flames
Adam raised a Cain

Lost but not forgotten, from the dark heart of a dream
Adam Raised A Cain


AIN'T GOT YOU

I got the fortunes of heaven in diamonds and gold
I got all the bonds baby that the bank could hold
I got the houses 'cross the county honey end to end
And everybody buddy wants to be my friend
Well I got all the riches baby any man ever knew
But the only thing I ain't got honey I ain't got you

I got a house full of Rembrandt and priceless art
And all the little girls they wanna tear me apart
When I walk down the street people stop and stare
Well you'd think I might be thrilled but baby I don't care
'Cause I got more good luck honey than old King Farouk
But the only thing I ain't got baby I ain't got you

I got a big diamond watch sittin' on my wrist
I try to tempt you baby but you just resist
I made a deal with the devil babe I won't deny
Until I got you in my arms I can't be satisfied

I got a pound of caviar sitting home on ice
I got a fancy foreign car that rides like paradise
I got a hundred pretty women knockin' down my door
And folks wanna kiss me I ain't even seen before
I been around the world and all across the seven seas
Been paid a king's ransom for doin' what comes naturally
But I'm still the biggest fool honey this world ever knew
'Cause the only thing I ain't got baby I ain't got you


ALL OR NOTHIN' AT ALL

Said you'd give me just a little kiss
And you'd rock me for a little while
Well you'd slip me just a piece of it
Listen up my little child
I want it all or nothin' at all
I want it all or nothin' at all

Said you'd take me for a little dance
If you had a little time on your hands
Well all I do is push and shove
Just to get a little piece of your love
I want it all or nothin' at all
I want it all or nothin' at all

Well now I don't wanna be greedy
But when it comes to love there ain't no doubt
You just ain't gonna get what you want
With one foot in bed and one foot out
You got to give it all or nothin' at all
All or nothin' at all

Now I only got a little time
So if you're gonna change your mind
Then shout out what you're thinkin' of
If what you're thinkin of is love
I want it all or nothin' at all
I want it all or nothin' at all
I want to have it or nothin' at all
I want it all or nothin' at all

I want it all or nothin' at all
I want to have it or nothin' at all


ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW

I got a dollar in my pocket
There ain't a cloud up above
I got a picture in a locket
That says baby I love you
Well if you didn't look then boys
Then fellas don't go lookin' now
Well here she comes a-walkin'
All that heaven will allow

Say hey there mister bouncer
Now all I wanna do is dance
But I swear I left my wallet
Back home in my workin' pants
C'mon Slim slip me in man
I'll make it up to you somehow
I can't be late I got a date
With all that heaven will allow

Rain and storm and dark skies
Well now they don't mean a thing
If you got a girl that loves you
And who wants to wear your ring
So c'mon mister trouble
We'll make it through you somehow
We'll fill this house with all the love
All that heaven will allow

Now some may wanna die young man
Young and gloriously
Get it straight now mister
Hey buddy that ain't me
'Cause I got something on my mind
That sets me straight and walkin' proud
And I want all the time
All that heaven will allow


ATLANTIC CITY

Well they blew up the chicken man in Philly last
night now they blew up his house too
Down on the boardwalk they池e gettin ready
for a fight gonna see what them racket boys can do

Now there痴 trouble busin in from outta state
and the D.A. can稚 get no relief
Gonna be a rumble out on the promenade and
the gamblin commission痴 hangin on by the skin of its teeth

Everything dies baby that痴 a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Put your makeup on fix your hair up pretty and
meet me tonight in Atlantic City

Well I got a job and tried to put my money away
But I got in too deep and I could not pay
So I drew what I had from the Central Trust
And I bought us two tickets on that Coast City bus

Everything dies baby that痴 a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Put your makeup on fix your hair up pretty and
meet me tonight in Atlantic City

Now our luck may have died and our love may
be cold but with you forever I値l stay
We池e goin out where the sand痴 turnin to gold
so put on your stockin痴 団ause the night痴
gettin cold and maybe everything dies
That痴 a fact but maybe everything that dies
someday comes back

Now I been lookin for a job but it痴 hard to find
down here it痴 just winners and losers and
don稚 get caught on the wrong side of that line
Well I知 tired of comin out on the losin end
So honey last night I met this guy and I知
gonna do a little favor for him
Well I guess everything dies baby that痴 a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday
comes back
Put your makeup on fix your hair up pretty and
meet me tonight in Atlantic City


BACKSTREETS

One soft infested summer
Me and Terry became friends
Trying in vain to breathe
The fire we born in
Catching rides to the outskirts
Tying faith between our teeth
Sleeping in that old abandoned beach house
Getting wasted in the heat
And hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
With a love so hard and filled with defeat
Running for our lives at night on them backstreets

Slow dancing in the dark
On the beach at Stockton痴 Wing
Where desperate lovers park
We sat with the last of the Duke Street Kings
Huddled in our cars
Waiting for the bells that ring
In the deep heart of the night
We let lose of everything
To go running on the backstreets
Running on the backstreets
Terry you swore we壇 live forever
Taking it on them backstreets together

Endless juke joints and Valentino drag
Where famous dancers scraped the tears
Up off the street dressed down in rags
Running into the darkness
Some hurt bad some really dying
At night sometimes it seemed
You could hear the whole damn city crying
Blame it on the lies that killed us
Blame it on the truth that ran us down
You can blame it all on me Terry
It don稚 matter to me now
When the breakdown hit at midnight
There was nothing left to say
But I hated him
And I hated you when you went away

Laying here in the dark
You池e like an angel on my chest
Just another tramp of hearts
Crying tears of faithlessness
Remember all the movies, Terry
We壇 go see
Trying to learn to walk like the heroes
We thought we had to be
Well after all this time
To find we池e just like all the rest
Stranded in the park
And forced to confess
To hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets
Where we swore forever friends
On the backstreets until the end
Hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets...


BADLANDS

Lights out tonight
Trouble in the heartland
Got a head-on collision
Smashin in my guts man
I知 caught in a crossfire
That I don稚 understand
I don稚 give a damn
For the same old played out scenes
I don稚 give a damn
For just the in-betweens
Honey I want the heart, I want the soul
I want control right now
Talk about a dream
Try to make it real
You wake up in the night
With a fear so real
Spend your life waiting
For a moment that just don稚 come
Well don稚 waste your time waiting

Badlands, you gotta live it every day
Let the broken hearts stand
As the price you致e gotta pay
We値l keep pushin till it痴 understood
And these badlands start treating us good

Workin in the fields
Till you get your back burned
Workin 地eath the wheel
Till you get your facts learned
Baby I got my facts
Learned real good right now
Poor man wanna be rich
Rich man wanna be king
And a king ain稚 satisfied
Till he rules everything
I wanna go out tonight
I wanna find out what I got

I believe in the love that you gave me
I believe in the hope that can save me
I believe in the faith
And I pray that some day it may raise me
Above these badlands

Badlands, you gotta live it every day
Let the broken hearts stand
As the price you致e gotta pay
We値l keep pushin till it痴 understood
And these badlands start treating us good

For the ones who had a notion
A notion deep inside
That it ain稚 no sin to be glad you池e alive
I wanna find one face that ain稚 looking through me
I wanna find one place
I wanna spit in the face of these badlands

Badlands, you gotta live it every day
Let the broken hearts stand
As the price you致e gotta pay
We値l keep pushin till it痴 understood
And these badlands start treating us good


BALBOA PARK
 

He lay his blanket underneath the freeway
As the evening sky grew dark
Took a sniff of toncho from his coke can
And headed through Balboa Park
Where the men in their Mercedes
Come nightly to employ
In the cool San Diego evening
The services of the border boys

He grew up near the Zona Norte
With the hustlers and smugglers he hung out with
He swallowed their balloons of cocaine
Brought 弾m across to the Twelfth Street strip
Sleeping in a shelter
If the night got too cold
Runnin from the migra
Of the border patrol

Past the salvage yard 団ross the train tracks
And in through the storm drain
They stretched their blankets out 地eath the freeway
And each one took a name
There was X-man and Cochise
Little Spider his sneakers covered in river mud
They come north to California
End up with the poison in their blood

He did what he had to for the money
Sometimes he sent home what he could spare
The rest went to high-top sneakers and toncho
And jeans like the gavachos wear

One night the border patrol swept Twelfth Street
A big car come fast down the boulevard
Spider stood caught in its headlights
Got hit and went down hard
As the car sped away Spider held his stomach
Limped to his blanket 地eath the underpass
Lie there tasting his own blood on his tongue
Closed his eyes and listened to the cars
Rushin by so fast


BECAUSE THE NIGHT

Take me now baby here as I am
Pull me close try and understand
I work all day out in the hot sun
Stay with me now till the mornin comes
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel when I知 in your hands
Take me now as the sun descends
They can稚 hurt you now
They can稚 hurt you now
They can稚 hurt you now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

What I got I have earned
What I知 not I have learned
Desire and hunger is the fire I breathe
Just stay in my bed till the morning comes
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel when I知 in your hands
Take me now as the sun descends
They can稚 hurt you now
They can稚 hurt you now
They can稚 hurt you now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

Your love is here and now
The vicious circle turns and burns without
Though I cannot live forgive me now
The time has come to take this moment and
They can稚 hurt us now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us


BE TRUE

Your scrapbook痴 filled with pictures of all your leading men
Well baby don稚 put my picture in there with them
Don稚 make us some little girls dream that can稚 ever come true
That only serves to hurt us and make you cry like you do
Well baby don稚 do it to me and I won稚 do it to you

You致e seen all the romantic movies you dream you take the boys home
But when the action fades your left all alone
You deserve better than this little girl can稚 you see you do
Do you need somebody to prove it to you ?

Well baby you prove it to me and I値l prove it to you

Now every night you go out looking for true lust satisfaction
But in the morning you end up with second thoughts that came from your actions

And another cameo roll with some big player your befriending
Your gonna go broken hearted looking for that happy ending
Well girl your gonna end up just another lonely ticket sold
Crying alone in the theater as the credits roll

You see I won稚 be like those other guys
Who filled your head with pretty lies
And dreams that can never come true

Well listen
Baby you be true to me and I値l be true to you

So how about it ?

Is it a deal ?


BETTER DAYS
 

Well my soul checked out missing as I sat listening
To the hours and minutes tickin away
Yeah just sittin around waitin for my life to begin
While it was all just slippin away
I知 tired of waitin for tomorrow to come
Or that train to come roarin 池ound the bend
I got a new suit of clothes a pretty red rose
And a woman I can call my friend

These are better days baby
Yeah there痴 better days shining through
These are better days baby
Better days with a girl like you

Well I took a piss at fortune痴 sweet kiss
It痴 like eatin caviar and dirt
It痴 sad funny ending to find yourself pretending
A rich man in a poor man痴 shirt
Now my ass was draggin when from a passin gypsy wagon
Your heart like a diamond shone
Tonight I知 layin in your arms carvin lucky charms
Out of these hard luck bones

These are better days baby
These are better days it痴 true
These are better days
There痴 better days shining through

Now a life of leisure and a pirate痴 treasure
Don稚 make much for tragedy
But it痴 a sad man my friend who痴 livin in his own skin
And can稚 stand the company
Every fool痴 got a reason for feelin sorry for himself
And turning his heart to stone
Tonight this fool痴 halfway to heaven and just a mile outta hell
And I feel like I知 comin home

These are better days baby
There痴 better days shining through
These are better days
Better days with a girl like you

These are better days baby
These are better days it痴 true
These are better days
Better days are shining through


BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

Madman drummers bummers and Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin kinda older I tripped the merry-go-round
With this very unpleasing sneezing and wheezing the calliope crashed to the ground
Some all-hot half-shot was headin for the hot spot snappin his fingers clappin his hands,
And some fleshpot mascot was tied into a lover痴 knot with a whatnot in her hand
And now young Scott with a slingshot finally found a tender spot and throws his lover in the sand
And some bloodshot forget-me-not whispers daddy痴 within earshot save the buckshot turn up the band

And she was blinded by the light
Cut loose like a deuce another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
She got down but she never got tight, but she値l make it alright

Some brimstone baritone anti-cyclone rolling stone preacher from the east
He says, "Dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in its funny bone, that痴 where they expect it least."
And some new-mown chaperone was standin in the corner all alone watchin the young girls dance
And some fresh-sown moonstone was messin with his frozen zone to remind him of the feeling of romance

Yeah he was blinded by the light
Cut loose like a deuce another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
He got down but he never got tight, but he痴 gonna make it tonight

Some silicone sister with her manager痴 mister told me I got what it takes
She said I値l turn you on sonny, to something strong if you play that song with the funky break,
And go-cart Mozart was checkin out the weather chart to see if it was safe to go outside
And little Early-Pearly came by in her curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride.
Oh, some hazard from Harvard was skunked on beer playin backyard bombardier
Yes and Scotland Yard was trying hard, they sent some dude with a calling card, he said, Do what you like, but don稚 do it here.
Well, I jumped up, turned around, spit in the air, fell on the ground
Asked him which was the way back home
He said take a right at the light, keep goin straight until night, and then, boy, you池e on your own.

And now in Zanzibar a shootin star was ridin in a side car hummin a lunar tune
Yes, and the avatar said blow the bar but first remove the cookie jar we池e gonna teach those boys to laugh too soon.

And some kidnapped handicap was complainin that he caught the clap from some mousetrap he bought last night,

Well I unsnapped his skull cap and between his ears I saw
a gap but figured he壇 be all right

He was just blinded by the light
Cut loose like a deuce another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
Mama always told me not to look into the sights of the sun
Oh but mama that痴 where the fun is


BLOOD BROTHERS

We played king of the mountain out on the end
The world come chargin up the hill, and we were women and men
Now there痴 so much that time, time and memory fade away
We got our own roads to ride and chances we gotta take
We stood side by side each one fightin for the other
We said until we died we壇 always be blood brothers

Now the hardness of this world slowly grinds your dreams away
Makin a fool痴 joke out of the promises we make
And what once seemed black and white turns to so many shades of gray
We lose ourselves in work to do and bills to pay
And it痴 a ride, ride, ride, and there ain稚 much cover
With no one runnin by your side my blood brother

On through the houses of the dead past those fallen in their tracks
Always movin ahead and never lookin back
Now I don稚 know how I feel, I don稚 know how I feel tonight
If I致e fallen 地eath the wheel, if I致e lost or I致e gained sight
I don稚 even know why, I don稚 know why I made this call
Or if any of this matters anymore after all

But the stars are burnin bright like some mistery uncovered
I値l keep movin through the dark with you in my heart
My blood brother


BOBBY JEAN

Well I came by your house the other day
Your mother said you went away
She said there was nothing that I could have done
There was nothing nobody could say
Me and you we致e known each other ever since we were sixteen
I wished I would have known
I wished I could have called you
Just to say goodbye Bobby Jean

Now you hung with me when all the others turned away, turned up their nose
We liked the same music, we liked the same bands, we liked the same clothes
We told each other that we were the wildest
The wildest things we壇 ever seen
Now I wished you would have told me
I wished I could have talked to you
Just to say goodbye Bobby Jean

Now we went walking in the rain talking about the pain that from the world we hid
Now there ain稚 nobody, nowhere nohow gonna ever understand me the way you did
Maybe you値l be out there on that road somewhere, in some bus or train traveling along, in some motel room there値l be a radio playing and you値l hear me sing this song
Well, if you do, you値l know I知 thinking of you and all the miles in between and
I知 just calling one last time
Not to change your mind, but just to say I miss you baby, good luck, goodbye Bobby Jean


BOOK OF DREAMS

I知 standing in the backyard
Listening to the party inside
Tonight I知 drinkin in the forgiveness
This life provides
The scars we carry remain but the pain slips away it seems
Oh won稚 you baby be in my book of dreams

I知 watchin you through the window
With your girlfriends from back home
You池e showin off your dress
There痴 laughter and a toast
From your daddy to the prettiest bride he痴 ever seen
Oh won稚 you baby be in my book of dreams

In the darkness my fingers slip across your skin
I feel your sweet reply
The room fades away and suddenly I知 way up high
Just holdin you to me
As through the window the moonlight streams
Oh won稚 you baby be in my book of dreams

Now the ritual begins
誰eath the wedding garland we meet as strangers
The dance floor is alive with beauty
Mystery and danger
We dance out 地eath the stars ancient light into the darkening trees
Oh won稚 you baby be in my book of dreams


BORN IN THE U.S.A.

Born down in a dead man痴 town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
You end up like a dog that痴 been beat too much
Till you spend half your life just covering up

Born in the USA
I was born in the USA
I was born in the USA
Born in the USA

Got in a little hometown jam so they put a rifle in my hand
Sent me off to a foreign land to go and kill the yellow man

Born in the USA
I was born in the USA
I was born in the USA
I was born in the USA
Born in the USA

Come back home to the refinery
Hiring man says "son if it was up to me"
Went down to see my V.A. man
He said "son don稚 you understand now"

Had a brother at Khe Sahn fighting off the Viet Cong
They池e still there he痴 all gone
He had a woman he loved in Saigon
I got a picture of him in her arms now

Down in the shadow of the penitentiary
Out by the gas fires of the refinery
I知 ten years burning down the road
Nowhere to run ain稚 got nowhere to go

Born in the USA
I was born in the USA
Born in the USA
I知 a long gone Daddy in the USA
Born in the USA
Born in the USA
Born in the USA
I知 a cool rocking Daddy in the USA


BORN TO RUN

In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway American dream
At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines
Sprung from cages out on HighWay 9
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected
And steppin out over the line
Baby this town rips the bones from your back
It痴 a death trap, it痴 a suicide rap
We gotta get out while we池e young
辰ause tramps like us, baby we were born to run

Wendy let me in I wanna be your friend
I want to guard your dreams and visions
Just wrap your legs 池ound these velvet rims
And strap your hands across my engines
Together we could break this trap
We値l run till we drop, baby we値l never go back
Will you walk with me out on the wire
辰ause baby I知 just a scared and lonely rider
But I gotta know how it feels
I want to know if your love is wild
Girl I want to know if love is real

Beyond the Palace hemi-powered drones scream down the boulevard
The girls comb their hair in rearview mirrors
And the boys try to look so hard
The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist
I wanna die with you Wendy on the streets tonight
In an everlasting kiss

The highway痴 jammed with broken heroes
On a last chance power drive
Everybody痴 out on the run tonight
But there痴 no place left to hide
Together Wendy we can live with the sadness
I値l love you with all the madness in my soul
Someday girl I don稚 know when
We池e gonna get to that place
Where we really want to go
And we値l walk in the sun
But till then tramps like us
Baby we were born to run


BRILLIANT DISGUISE

I hold you in my arms
As the band plays
What are those words whispered baby
Just as you turn away
I saw you last night
Out on the edge of town
I wanna read your mind
To know just what I致e got in
This new thing I致e found
So tell me what I see
When I look in your eyes
Is that you baby
Or just a brilliant disguise

I heard somebody call your name
From underneath our willow
I saw something tucked in shame
Underneath your pillow
Well I致e tried so hard baby
But I just can稚 see
What a woman like you
Is doing with me
So tell me who I see
When I look in your eyes
Is that you baby
Or just a brilliant disguise

Now look at me baby
Struggling to do everything right
And then it all falls apart
When out go the lights
I知 just a lonely pilgrim
I walk this world in wealth
I wanna if it痴 you I don稚 trust
辰ause I damn sure don稚 trust myself

Now you play the loving woman
I値l play the faithful man
But just don稚 look too close
Into the palm of my hand
We stood at the altar
The gypsy swore our future was right
But come the wee wee hours
Well maybe baby the gypsy lied
So when you look at me
You better look hard and look twice
Is that me baby
Or just a brilliant duisguise

Tonight our bed is cold
I知 lost in the darkness of our love
God have mercy on the man
Who doubts what he痴 sure of


CADILLAC RANCH

Well, there she sits buddy justa gleaming in the sun
There to greet a working man when his day is done
I知 gonna pack my pa and I知 gonna pack my aunt
I知 gonna take them down to the Cadillac Ranch

Eldorado fins, whitewalls and skirts
Rides just like a little bit of heaven here on earth
Well buddy when I die throw my body in the back
And drive me to the junkyard in my Cadillac

Cadillac, Cadillac
Long and dark, shiny and black
Open up your engines let 弾m roar
Tearing up the highway like a big old dinosaur

James Dean in that Mercury 49
Junior Johnson runnin thru the woods of Caroline
Even Burt Reynolds in that black Trans-Am
All gonna meet down at the Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac, Cadillac
Long and dark, shiny and black
Open up them engines let 弾m roar
Tearing up the highway just a big old dinosaur

Hey, little girlie in the blue jeans so tight
Drivin alone through the Wisconsin night
You池e my last love baby you池e my last chance
Don稚 let 弾m take me to the Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac, Cadillac
Long and dark, shiny and black
Pulled up to my house today
Came and took my little girl away


CANDY'S ROOM

In Candy痴 room, there are pictures of her heroes on the wall,
but to get to Candy痴 room, you gotta walk the darkness of Candy痴 hall,
Strangers from the city, call my baby痴 number and they bring her toys,
When I come knocking, she smiles pretty, she knows I wanna be Candy痴 boy,
There痴 a sadness hidden in that pretty face, a sadness all her own, from which no man can keep Candy safe.

We kiss, my heart痴 pumpin to my brain
the blood rushes in my veins, when I touch Candy痴 lips,
We go driving, driving deep into the night,
I go driving deep into the light, in Candy痴 eyes.

She says, Baby if you wanna be wild,
you got a lot to learn, close your eyes,
Let them melt, let them fire,
let them burn
Cause in the darkness, there値l be hidden worlds that shine,
When I hold Candy close she makes the hidden worlds mine,
She has fancy clothes and diamond rings,
She has men who give her anything she wants, but they don稚 see,
That what she wants is me,
Oh, and I want her so,
I値l never let her go, no, no, no
She knows that I壇 give
all that I got to give,
All that I want, all that I live,
to make Candy mine
Tonight


CAUTIOUS MAN

Bill Horton was a cautious man of the road
He walked lookin over his shoulder and remained faithful to its code
When something caught his eye he壇 measure his need
And then very carefully he壇 proceed

Billy met a young girl in the early days of May
It was there in her arms he let his cautiousness slip away
In their lovers twilight as the evening sky grew dim
He壇 lay back in her arms and laugh at what had happened to him

On his right hand Billy壇 tattooed the word love and on his left hand was the word fear
And in which hand he held his fate was never clear
Come Indian summer he took his young lover for his bride
And with his own hands built her a great house down by the riverside

Now Billy was an honest man he wanted to do what was right
He worked hard to fill their lives with happy days and loving night
Alone on his knees in the darkness for steadiness he壇 pray
For he knew in a restless heart the seed of betrayal lay

One night Billy awoke from a terrible dream callin his wife痴 name
She lay breathing beside him in a peaceful sleep, a thousand miles away
He got dressed in the moonlight and down to the highway he strode
When he got there he didn稚 find nothing but road

Billy felt a coldness rise up inside him that he couldn稚 name
Just as the words tattooed 団ross his knuckles he knew would always remain
At their bedside he brushed the hair from his wife痴 face as the moon shone on her skin so white
Filling their room in the beauty of God痴 fallen light


CHIMES OF FREEDOM

Well, far between sundown痴 finish and midnight痴 broken toll
We ducked inside the doorway, thunder crashin
As majestic bells of boats struck shadows in the sun
Sayin, it may be the chimes of freedom crashin

Flashin for the warriors whose strength is not to fight
Flashin for the refugees on their unarmed road of flight
And for each and every underdog soldier in the night
We gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashin

Well, in the city痴 melted furnace unexpectedly we watched
With faces hidden here while the walls were tightenin
As the echo of the wedding bells before the blowing rain
Dissolved into the wild bales of lightnin

Yeah, tollin for the rebel, yeah, tollin for the raked
Tollin for the luckless, the abandoned and forsaked
Yeah, tollin for the outcasts burnin constantly at stakes
And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashin

And then through a cloud-like curtain in a far off corner flashed
There痴 a hypnotic, splattered mist was slowly liftin
Well, electric light still struck like arrows
Fired but for the ones condemned to drift or else be kept from driftin

Well, tollin for the searching ones on this speechless, secret trail
For the lonesome haunted lovers with too personal a tale
And for each young heart for each channeled soul misplaced inside a jail
Yeah, we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashin

Well, starry eyed and laughin I recall when we were caught
Trapped by an old track of vows for the hands suspended
As we listened one last time, and we watched with one last look
Spellbound and swallowed "Has the tollin ended ?"

Yeah, tollin for the achin ones whose wounds cannot be nursed
For the countless, confused, accused, misused strung out ones at worst
And for every hung out person in the whole wide universe
We gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashin


COVER ME

The times are tough now
Just getting tougher
This old world is rough
It痴 just getting rougher
Cover me
Come on baby cover me
Well I知 looking for a lover who will come on in and cover me

Promise me baby you won稚 let them find us
Hold me in your arms
Let痴 let our love blind us
Cover me
Shut the door and cover me
Well I知 looking for a lover who will come on in and cover me

Outside痴 the rain, the driving snow
I can hear the wild wind blowing
Turn on the light
Bolt the door
I ain稚 going out there no more
This whole world is out there just trying to score
I致e seen enough I don稚 want to see any more
Cover me
Come on and cover me
I知 looking for a lover who will come on in and cover me
Looking for a lover who will come on in and cover me


CROSS MY HEART

First time I crossed my heart
I was beggin' baby please
At your bedside down on my knees
When I crossed my heart
When I crossed my heart
I crossed my heart pretty baby over you

Second time I crossed my heart
Rain came in from the south
I was lyin' there with something sweet and salty in my mouth
When I crossed my heart
When I crossed my heart
When I crossed my heart pretty darlin' over you

Well you may think the world's black and white
And you're dirty or you're clean
You better watch out you don't slip
Through them places in between

Where the night gets sticky
And the sky gets black
I grabbed you baby you grabbed me back
And we crossed our hearts
We crossed our hearts
Yeah I crossed my heart...

Little boys little girls
They know their wrongs from their rights
Once you cross your heart
You ain't ever supposed to lie

Well ife ain't nothin'
But a cold hard ride
I ain't leavin' 'til I'm satisfied
I cross my heart
Yeah I cross my heart
Well I cross my heart pretty darlin' over you


CRUSH ON YOU

My feets were flyin down the street just the other night
When a Hong Kong special pulled up at the light
What was inside, man, was just c弾st magnifique
I wanted to hold the bumper and let her drag me down the street.

Ooh, ooh I gotta crush on you
Ooh, ooh I gotta crush on you
Ooh, ooh I gotta crush on you tonight

Sometimes I spot a little stranger standing 団ross the room
My brain takes a vacation just to give my heart more room
For one kiss, darling I swear everything I would give
Cause you池e a walking, talking reason to live

Ooh, ooh I gotta crush on you
Ooh, ooh I gotta crush on you
Ooh, ooh I gotta crush on you tonight

Well now she might be the talk of high society
She痴 probably got a lousy personality
She might be a heiress to Rockefeller
She might be a waitress or a bank teller
She makes the Venus de Milo look like she痴 got no style
She makes Sheena of the Jungle look meek and mild
I need a quick shot, Doc, knock me off my feet
Cause I値l be minding my own business walking down the street... watchout !

Ooh, ooh I gotta crush on you
Ooh, ooh I gotta crush on you
Ooh, ooh I gotta crush on you tonight


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