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Our dad would send us to our room
He'd be the voice of doom
He said that we would thank him later
All day, he was solid as a rock
But by eight o'clock
We'd be crumbling

 

One night, my brother Joe and me
Climbed down the family tree
That grew outside our bedroom window
We ran, though we knew it couldn't last
Running from the past
From things that we were born to be

 

Looking back, it's so bizarre
It runs in the family
All the things we are
On the back seat of the car
With Joseph and Emily
We only see so far
And we all have our daddy's eyes
Looking back, it's so bizarre

 

Dad rang the officer in charge
A man so large
He barely fit his circumstances
He said two kids out on the street
Were picked up on the beat 
And in the station

 

So there's me, with Emily and Joe
Daddy driving home
All heading in the same direction
He knew, no matter what the breaks
We'd make the same mistakes
Couldn't take his eyes of Joe and me

 

Looking back, it's so bizarre
It runs in the family
All the things we are
On the back seat of the car
With Joseph and Emily
We only see so far
And we all have our daddy's eyes
Looking back, it's so bizarre

It runs in the family
All the things we are
Looking back, it's so bizarre

 

Like a dream within a dream
We're all somewhere in between
Like a drummer plays his drum
Like a father, like a son

 

And your gonna have to face the music, oh yeah
Face the music

 

Hey hey, we keep it running in the family
Hey hey, we keep it coming in the family

 

Looking back, it's so bizarre
It runs in the family
All the things we are
On the back seat of the car
With Joseph and Emily
We only see so far
'Cause we all have our daddy's eyes
Looking back, it's so bizarre, whoa yeah
Running in the family
Running in the family
And we all have our daddy's eyes
Looking back, it's so bizarre, whoa yeah
Running in the family

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Virgil Caine is the name
And I served on the Danville train
'Till Stoneman's cavalry came
And tore up the tracks again

 

In the winter of '65
We were hungry, just barely alive
By May the 10th, Richmond had fell
It's a time I remember, oh so well

 

The night they drove old Dixie down
And the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down
And the people were singing
They went, "Na, na, la, na, na, na"

 

Back with my wife in Tennessee
When one day she called to me
Said "Virgil, quick, come see,
There goes the Robert E. Lee!"

 

Now, I don't mind chopping wood
And I don't care if the money's no good
You take what you need
And you leave the rest
But they should never
Have taken the very best

 

The night they drove old Dixie down
And the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singing
They went, "Na, na, la, na, na, na"

 

Like my father before me
I will work the land
And like my brother above me
Who took a rebel stand

 

He was just 18, proud and brave
But a Yankee laid him in his grave
I swear by the mud below my feet
You can't raise a Caine back up

When he's in defeat

 

The night they drove old Dixie down
And the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singing
They went, "Na, na, la, na, na, na"

 

The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down
And the people were singing
They went, "Na, na, la, na, na, na"

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Some days you dream, some days it seems

There's nothing there at all.

You just seem older than yesterday

and you're waiting for tomorrow to call.

 

I draw to the curtains and one thing's for certain,

You're cozy in your little room.

The carpet's all paid for, God bless the TV,

Let's go shoot a hole in the moon.

 

Roy Rogers is riding tonight,

Returning to our silver screens.

Comic book characters never grow old,

Evergreen heroes whose stories are told.

Oh the great sequined cowboy who sings of the plains,

Of roundups, and rustlers, and home on the range.

Turn on the TV, shut out the lights,

Roy Rogers is riding tonight.

 

Nine o'clock mornings, five o'clock evenings,

I'd liven the pace if I could.

I'd rather have ham in my sandwich than cheese

But complaining wouldn't do any good.

 

Lay back in my arm chair, close eyes and think clear,

I can hear hoofbeats ahead.

Roy and Trigger have just hit the hilltop

While the wife and the kids are in bed.

 

Oh and Roy Rogers is riding tonight,

Returning to our silver screens.

Comic book characters never grow old,

Evergreen heroes whose stories are told.

Oh the great sequined cowboy who sings of the plains,

Of roundups and rustlers and home on the range

Turn on the TV, shut out the lights,

Roy Rogers is riding tonight.

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Nighttime sharpens, heightens each sensation
Darkness stirs and wakes imagination
Silently the senses abandon their defenses

 

Slowly, gently, night unfurls its splendor
Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender
Turn your face away from the garish light of day
Turn your face away from cold, unfeeling light
And listen to the music of the night

 

Close you eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams
Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before
Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar
And you'll live as you've never lived before

 

Softly, deftly, music shall caress you
Hear it, feel it, secretly possess you
Open up your mind, let your fantasies unwind
In this darkness which you know you cannot fight
The darkness of the music of the night

 

Let your mind start a journey through a strange, new world
Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before
Let your soul take you where you long to go
Only then can you belong to me

 

Floating, falling, sweet intoxication
Touch me, trust me, savor each sensation
Let the dream begin, let your darker side give in
To the harmony which dreams alone can write
The power of the music of the night

 

You alone can make my song take flight
Help me make the music of the night

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Oh tara oh oh
You squeeze my heart
And then you let it go
Ooh tara my oh my
I can't help falling
No I wouldn't try

I can't explain no I don't know how
And all my talking means nothing now
It only frightens you anyhow
You'll never know what you've done to me
The agony and the ecstasy
Ooh tara it's alright
But I miss you tonight

I don't expect you to understand
The thrill I feel when I hold your hand
But this is something I never planned
You're thinking of me as just a friend
My heart is breaking I can't pretend
Ooh tara it's for real
I can't help how I feel

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I don't know why I never said it before
I don't know why I waited so long to be sure
But I... everything's coming
Somethings coming, maybe tonight

Funny to think I had to clown and pretend
Never knew I saw you as more than a friend
But I... come hold me tighter, come make it right
Maybe tonight, oh maybe tonight

Ever since the day I saw you
I was blown away 'cause I knew I could not say
All the things I had to say
I was such a shy guy, I could not tell you I love you
Well maybe tonight, yes maybe tonight
But I... come hold me tighter
Come make it right, maybe tonight
Yes maybe tonight
Ever sense the day I saw you
I was blown away 'cause I knew I had to say
All the things I had to say

I was such a shy guy
I could not tell you I love you
Well maybe tonight
Maybe tonight
Yes maybe tonight
Maybe tonight
Maybe tonight

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Fergus sings the Blues
In bars of twelve or less
I'm a stranger
To the land

To this wilderness

 

All things are possible
But happen less and less
This is my country
These are my reasons

 

'Cause I look
In the mirror
And it throws
Back the question
And I whisper in words
That beg
An answer
Tell me
Can this white man sing the blues

 

Homesick James
My biggest influence
Tell me why
James and Bobby Purify

 

I'm lost in music
Sweet soul music
This is my country
These are my reasons

 

'Cause I look
In the mirror
And it throws
Back the question
And I whisper in words
That beg
An answer
Tell me
Can this white man sing the blues

 

From the north coast
To the uplands
Stay on the left side of the white lines
From the Campsies

Over Christmas
I still dream of Memphis

 

'Cause I look
In the mirror
And it throws
Back the question
And I whisper in words
That beg
An answer
Tell me
Can this white man sing the blues

 

I got the blue blue world
And I see The blue blue sky
I got the blue blue ocean
In my blue eye
So tell me can this white man sing the blues

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Watch out, you might get what you're after
Cool babies, strange but not a stranger
I'm an ordinary guy
Burning down the house

 

Hold tight
Wait 'til the party's over
Hold tight
We're in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house

 

Here's your ticket pack your bags
Time for jumpin' overboard
The transportation is here
Close enough but not too far,
Maybe you know where you are
Fightin' fire with fire

 

All wet, hey, you might need a raincoat
Shakedown, dreams walking in broad daylight
Three hundred sixty five degrees
Burning down the house

 

It was once upon a place,
Sometimes I listen to myself
Gonna come in first place
People on their way to work,
Baby, what did you expect ?
Gonna burst into flame

 

Burning down the house

 

My house's out of the ordinary
That's right
Don't want to hurt nobody
Some things sure can sweep me off my feet
Burning down the house

 

No visible means of support
And you have not seen nothin' yet
Everything's stuck together
And I don't know what you expect
Staring into the TV set
Fighting fire with fire

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Say man
you heard
about this boxer style ?
Well
listen up
I think
it's worth your while.

Just shake your knees
and plant your feet
and you'll be doing
the boxerbeat.

 

Just keep the devil
in hell
just keep the
trains on the rail.
Just keep the stars in the sky
and keep the money for fail.
Just let the croppled ones walk
and let the silent ones talk

Just make the blind so they see
and the sad ones happy.

 

And you'll be doing the boxerbeat.
And youll be doing the boxerbeat
boxerbeat.
And you'll be doing the boxerbeat
boxerbeat
boxerbeat.

 

Just let the critic's critique and let the top secrets leak

lust make the lazy ones work and let the power unleash.
Just keep your feet on the loose and keep your neck from the noose

Just keep your eye on the ball and keep your feet in your boots.

 

And you'll be doing the boxerbeat. . . .
Just keep the devil in hell
just keep the trains on the rail
. ..
And you'll be doing the boxerbeat.
And you'll be doing the boxerbeat.
And you'll be doing the boxerbeat.
Do the boxerbeat

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i just found out the name of your best friend,
you been talkin' about yourself again,
and no one seems to share your views.
why doesn't everybody listen to you kid ?
how come you never really seem to get through, is it you ?
talk about yourself again, you.
talk about yourself,
always you, you, you.
talk about yourself again.

 

she's on a holiday,
she's got her summer frock on.
suck on an ice cream,
it's meltin' in the hot sun.
first date's made you pray for more.
i wanted you, wanted.
everybody knows the score,
i wanted you, wanted.
what are we pretendin' for ?
let's talk about ourselves on the floor.
let's talk about yourselves, nothing more i promise.
talk about ourselves again.

 

i just found out the name of your best friend.
talk, talk, talk about yourself again.
yes i just found out the name of your best friend.

 

i just found out the name of your best friend,
you been talkin' about yourself again,
and no one seems to share your views.
why doesn't anybody listen to you kid ?
how come you never really seem to get through, is it you ?
talk about yourself again, you.
talk about yourself,
always you, you, you.
talk about yourself again.
again, again, again, again.

 

i just found out the name of your best friend,
just found out the name of your best friend,
i just found out the name of your best friend,
i just found out the name of your best friend,
just found out the name of your best friend,
i just found out the name of your best friend,
just found out the name of your best friend,
i just found out the name of your best friend.

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For your eyes only, can see me through the night.
For your eyes only, I never need to hide.
You can see so much in me, so much in me that's new.
I never felt until I looked at you.
 
For your eyes only, only for you.
You'll see what no one else can see, and now I'm breaking free.
For your eyes only, only for you.
The love I know you need in me, the fantasy you've freed in me.
Only for you, only for you.
 
For your eyes only, the nights are never cold.
You really know me, that's all I need to know.
Maybe I'm an open book because I know you're mine,
But you won't need to read between the lines.
 
For your eyes only, only for you.
You see what no one else can see, and now I'm breaking free.
For your eyes only, only for you.
The passions that collide in me, the wild abandoned side of me.
Only for you, for your eyes only.
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And that one has been done like all the James Bond lyrics. I should know, I posted them.

 

You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair
Ruby, are you contemplating going out somewhere ?
The shadow on the wall tells me the sun is going down

 

Oh, Ruby,
Don't take your love to town

 

It wasn't me that started that old crazy Asian war
But I was proud to go and do my patriotic chore
And yes, it's true that I'm not the man I used to be

 

Oh, Ruby,
I still need some company

 

It's hard to love a man whose legs are bent and paralyzed
And the wants and needs of a woman your age, Ruby, I realized
But it won't be long I've heard them say until I'm not around

 

Oh, Ruby,
Don't take your love to town

 

She's leaving now 'cause I just heard the slamming of the door
The way I know I've heard it slam one hundred times before
And if I could move I'd get my gun and put her in the ground

 

Oh, Ruby,
Don't take your love to town

 

Oh, Ruby,
for God's sake turn around

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Let it never be said
The Romance is dead
'Cause there's so little else
Occupying my head


There is nothing I need
except the function to breathe
But I'm not really fussed
Doesn't matter to me


Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby
Do you, do you, do you, do you
Know what you're doing, doing, to me
Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby


Due to lack of interest
Tomorrow is canceled
Let the clocks be reset
And the pendulums held


'Cause there's nothing at all
Except the space in-between
Finding out what you're called
And repeating your name

 

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby
Do you, do you, do you, do you
Know what you're doing, doing, to me
Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby


Could it be, could it be
That you're joking with me ?
And you don't really see you and me 

And you don't really see you and me 

 

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby
Do you, do you, do you, do you
Know what you're doing, doing, to me
Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby


Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby
Do you, do you, do you, do you
Know what you're doing, doing, to me
Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby
Do you, do you, do you, do you
Know what you're doing, doing, to me

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Changing her colours she's off to the shore
She rides the soul train and he fight the law
There's a power in his voice and it makes her feel so sure
So live and live in love

One day he'll build a statue with his hands
So gentle when he tries to understand
This subterfuge he never really planned
Now you're living in the lifeline

We're moving
In the lifeline
We're walking
In the lifeline
We're throwing
So live and let live in love

Exchanging their letters their exits begun
With deathless precision he's aiming his gun
A democracy of sorts that justifies the sum
So live and let die in love

Neither has the ghost of a chance
Those decisions only can be made once
You never really know just what you're giving
‘Til you're living in the lifeline

We're moving
In the lifeline
We're walking
In the lifeline
We're throwing

He could have built a statue with his hands
So gentle when he tries to understand
You never really know just what you're giving
‘Til you're living in the lifeline

We're moving
In the lifeline
We're walking
In the lifeline
We're throwing to you
But I'm not living

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Me no bubbletious
Me smoke heavy tar
Me be groovin' slowly where you are
Notify your next of kin
'Cause you're never coming back
I've been dropping beats since Back in Black

 

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

 

You've got a reputation
Well I guess that can be explored
You're dancing with the chairman of the board
Take a ride on my twelve cylinder symphony
But if you got other plans
The purpose of a woman is to love her man

 

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(Doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

 

I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love

 

Come down from the ceiling
I didn't mean to get so high
I couldn't do what I wanted to do
When my lips were dry
You can't just up and leave me
I'm a singer in a band
Well I like drummers baby
You're not my bag

 

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

 

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

 

I'm an honorary Sean Connery, born '74
There's only one of me
Single-handedly raising the economy
Ain't no chance of the record company dropping me
Press be asking do I care for sodomy
I don't know, yeah, probably
I've been looking for serial monogamy
Not some bird that looks like Billy Connolly
But for now I'm down for ornithology
Grab your binoculars, come follow me

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There I was completely wasting, out of work and down
all inside it's so frustrating as I drift from town to town
feel as though nobody cares if I live or die
so I might as well begin to put some action in my life

 

Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law

 

So much for the golden future, I can't even start
I've had every promise broken, there's anger in my heart
you don't know what it's like, you don't have a clue
if you did you'd find yourselves doing the same thing too

 

Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law

 

You don't know what it's like

 

Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law

Breaking the law

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Sunrise, wrong side of another day,
Sky high and six thousand miles away,
Don't know how long I've been awake,
Wound up in an amazing state,
Can't get enough,
And you know it's righteous stuff,
Goes up like prices at Christmas,
Motörhead, you can call me Motörhead, alright

 

Brain dead, total amnesia,
Get some mental anaesthesia,
Don't move, I'll shut the door and kill the lights,
And if I can't be wrong I could be right,
All good clean fun,
Have another stick of gum,
Man, you look better already,
Motörhead, remember me now Motörhead, alright

 

Fourth day, five day marathon,
We're moving like a parallelogram,
Don't move, I'll shut the door and kill the lights,
I guess I'll see you all on the ice,
I should be tired,
And all I am is wired,
Ain't felt this good for an hour,
Motörhead, remember me now, Motörhead alright

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Living after midnight, rockin' to the dawn
Lovin' 'til the morning, then I'm gone, I'm gone

I took the city 'bout one A.M, loaded, loaded
I'm all geared up to score again, loaded, loaded
I come alive in the neon light
That's when I make my moves right

Living after midnight, rockin' to the dawn
Lovin' 'til the morning, then I'm gone, I'm gone

Got gleaming chrome, reflecting steel, loaded, loaded
Ready to take on every deal, loaded, loaded
My pulse is racing, I'm hot to take
This motor's revved up, fit to break

Living after midnight, rockin' to the dawn
Lovin' 'til the morning, then I'm gone, I'm gone

I'm aiming for ya
I'm gonna floor ya
My body's coming
All night long

The air's electric, sparkin' power, loaded, loaded
I'm getting hotter by the hour, loaded, loaded
I set my sights and then home in
The joint starts flying when I begin

Living after midnight, rockin' to the dawn
Lovin' 'til the morning, then I'm gone, I'm gone

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Mother doesn't know where love has gone
She says it must be youth that keeps us feeling strong
I see it in her face that's turned to ice
And when she smiles she shows the lines of sacrifice

And now I know what they're saying
As our sun begins to fade
And we made our love on wasteland
And through the barricades

Father made my history
He fought for what he thought would set us somehow free
He taught me what to say in school
I learned it off by heart but now that's torn in two

And now I know what they're saying
In the music of the parade
And we made our love on wasteland
And through the barricades

Born on different sides of life
We feel the same and feel all of this strife
So come to me when I'm asleep
We'll cross the lines and dance upon the streets

And now I know what they're saying
As the drums begin to fade
And we made our love on wasteland
And through the barricades

Oh, turn around and I'll be there
Well there's a scar right through my heart but I'll bare it again
Oh, I thought we were the human race
But we were just another borderline case
And the stars reach down and tell us
That there's always one escape

Oh, I don't know where love has gone
And in this troubled land desperation keeps us strong
Friday's child is full of soul
With nothing left to lose, there's everything to go

And now I know what they're saying
It's a terrible beauty we've made
So we make our love on wasteland
And through the barricades

And now I know what they're saying
As our hearts go to their graves
And we made our love on wasteland
And through the barricades

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Little orphans in the snow
With nowhere to call a home
Start their singing
Waiting through the summertime
To thaw your hearts in wintertime
That's why they're singing

Waiting for a sign to turn blood into wine
The sweet taste in your mouth -- turned bitter in its glass
Israel... in Israel
Israel... in Israel

Shattered fragments of the past
Meet in veins on the stained glass
Like the lifeline in your palm
Red and green reflects the scene
Of a long forgotten dream
There were princes and there were kings

Now hidden in disguise -- cheap wrappings of lies
Keep your heart alive with a song from inside

Even though we're all alone
We are never on our own when we're singing

There's a man who's looking in
And he smiles a toothless grin
Because he's singing
See some people shine with glee
But their song is jealousy
Their hate is clanging -- maddening
In Israel... will they sing Happy Noel
Israel... in Israel
Israel... in Israel
In Israel will they sing Happy Noel

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  • 2 weeks later...
After midnight
We gonna let it all hang down
After midnight
We gonna chugalug and shout
Gonna stimulate some action
We gonna get some satisfaction
We gonna find out what it is all about
After midnight
We gonna let it all hang down
After midnight
We gonna shake your tambourine
After midnight
Soul gonna be peaches & cream
Gonna cause talk and suspicion
We gonna give an exhibition
We gonna find out what it is all about
After midnight
We gonna let it all hang down
Yea yeah yea
After midnight
We gonna let it all hang down
After midnight
We gonna shake your tambourine
After midnight
Soul gonna be peaches & cream
Gonna cause talk and suspicion
We gonna give an exhibition
We gonna find out what it is all about
After midnight
We gonna let it all hang down
After midnight
We gonna let it all hang down
After midnight
We gonna let it all hang down
After midnight
We gonna let it all hang down
After midnight
We gonna let it all hang down
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Mott the Hoople and the game of Life yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Andy Kaufman in the wrestling match yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Monopoly, Twenty one, checkers, and chess yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Mister Fred Blassie in a breakfast mess yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

 

Let's play Twister, let's play Risk yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I'll see you in heaven if you make the list yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Now, Andy did you hear about this one ?
Tell me, are you locked in the punch ?

 

Andy are you goofing on Elvis ? Hey, baby
Are we losing touch ?

If you believed they put a man on the moon
Man on the moon

If you believe there's nothing up his sleeve
Then nothing is cool

 

Moses went walking with the staff of wood yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Newton got beaned by the apple good yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Egypt was troubled by the horrible asp yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Mister Charles Darwin had the gall to ask yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

 

Now, Andy did you hear about this one ?
Tell me, are you locked in the punch ?
Andy are you goofing on Elvis ? Hey, baby
Are you having fun ?

 

If you believed they put a man on the moon
Man on the moon
If you believe there's nothing up his sleeve
Then nothing is cool

 

Here's a little agit for the never-believer yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Here's a little ghost for the offering yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Here's a truck stop instead of Saint Peter's yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Mister Andy Kaufman's gone wrestling yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

 

Now, Andy did you hear about this one ?
Tell me, are you locked in the punch ?
Andy are you goofing on Elvis ? Hey, baby
Are we losing touch ?

 

If you believed they put a man on the moon
Man on the moon
If you believe there's nothing up his sleeve
Then nothing is cool

 

If you believed they put a man on the moon
Man on the moon
If you believe there's nothing up his sleeve
Then nothing is cool

 

If you believed they put a man on the moon
Man on the moon
If you believe there's nothing up his sleeve
Then nothing is cool

 

If you believed they put a man on the moon
Man on the moon
If you believe there's nothing up his sleeve
Then nothing is cool

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Todd Wainio (voiced by the incomparable Mark Hamill) mentions this song in his interviews a few times, so I finally looked it up.
 

Mum and dad and Danny saw the passing out parade at Puckapunyal
It was a long march from cadets
The sixth battalion was the next to tour and it was me who drew the card
We did Canungra and Shoalwater before we left

 

And Townsville lined the footpaths as we marched down to the quay
This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean
And there's me in me slouch hat with me SLR and greens
God help me 
I was only nineteen

 

From Vung Tau riding Chinooks to the dust at Nui Dat
I'd been in and out of choppers now for months
And we made our tents a home, V.B. and pinups on the lockers
And an Asian orange sunset through the scrub

 

And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can't get to sleep?
And night time's just a jungle dark and a barking M.16?
And what's this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means?
God help me
I was only nineteen

 

A four week operation, when each step can mean your last one on two legs
It was a war within yourself
But you wouldn't let your mates down 'til they had you dusted off
So you closed your eyes and thought about somethin' else

 

And then someone yelled out contact, and the bloke behind me swore
We hooked in there for hours, then a God almighty roar
And Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon
God help me 
He was goin' home in June

 

And I can still see Frankie, drinkin' tinnies in the Grand Hotel
On a thirty-six hour rec. leave in Vung Tau
And I can still hear Frankie, lying screaming in the jungle
'Til the morphine came and killed the bloody row

 

And the Anzac legends didn't mention mud and blood and tears
And the stories that my father told me never seemed quite real
I caught some pieces in my back that I didn't even feel
God help me 
I was only nineteen

 

And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can't get to sleep?
And why the Channel Seven chopper chills me to my feet?
And what's this rash that comes and goes
Can you tell me what it means?
God help me
I was only nineteen

 

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I don't know why my whole world came crashin' down,
I just woke up in lonely town
I opened up my eyes and much to my surprise
Look at this heaven that I've found

 

Don't need to care about tomorrow
I got no pain, I got no sorrow

 

I'm the last man on earth
So tell me what it's worth
Am I a beggar or a king?
Got no trouble, got no time,
Eternity is mine
I got a whole lot of everything

 

I can take this town
And just burn it to the ground
Smash every window that I see
I can smoke, I can drink,
I can swear, an' I can stink
There ain't no one to bother me
No, no

 

Don't need to care about tomorrow
I got not pain, I got no sorrow

 

I'm the last man on earth,
So tell me what it's worth
Am I a beggar or a king?
Got no trouble, got no time
Eternity is mine
I got a whole lot of everything
It's all mine

 

There's not a single soul to talk to me,
But that's okay, I never liked them

 

I'm the last man on earth
And I know what it's worth
I'm not a beggar, I'm a king
Got no troubles, got no time,
And everything is fine
'Cause I'm the king of everything
It's all mine
Mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine

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