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Drive the road to your surrender
Time comes around... out of my hands
Small boats on the beach at the dead of night
Come and go before first light

 

Leave me running in the wheel
King of the world
How do you feel?
What is there to feel?

 

So how do we now come to be
Afraid of sunlight?
Tell me girl why you and me
Scared of sunlight?

 

Been in pain for so long
I can't even say what hurts anymore
I will leave you alone
I will deny
I will leave you to bleed
I will leave you with your life

 

So how do we now come to be
Afraid of sunlight?
Tell me girl why you and me
Scared of sunlight?

 

All your spirit rack abuses
Come to haunt you back by day
All your Byzantine excuses
Given time, given you away

 

Don't be surprised when daylight comes
To find that memory prick your thumbs
You'll tell them where we run to hide
I'm already dead
It's a matter of time

 

So how do we now come to be
Afraid of sunlight
How do we now come to be
Afraid of sunlight

 

Day-Glo Jesus on the dash
Chalk marks on the road ahead
Friendly fire in hostile waters
Keep the faith
Don't lose your head

 

So how do we now come to be?

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The memories of a man in his old age
Are the deeds of a man in his prime.
You shuffle in gloom of the sickroom
And talk to yourself as you die.


Life is a short, warm moment
And death is a long cold rest.
You get your chance to try in the twinkling of an eye:
Eighty years, with luck, or even less.

 

So all aboard for the American tour,
And maybe you'll make it to the top.
And mind how you go, and I can tell you, 'cause I know
You may find it hard to get off.

 

You are the angel of death
And I am the dead man's son.
And he was buried like a mole in a fox hole.
And everyone is still in the run.

 

And who is the master of fox hounds?
And who says the hunt has begun?
And who calls the tune in the courtroom?
And who beats the funeral drum?

 

The memories of a man in his old age
Are the deeds of a man in his prime.
You shuffle in gloom in the sickroom
And talk to yourself till you die.

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You turn the tap-dance into your crusade
Now here you are with your faith
And your Peter Pan advice
You have no scars on your face
And you cannot handle pressure

 

All grown up and no place to go
Psych one, Psych two
What do you know?
All your life is Channel 13
Sesame Street
What does it mean?

I'll tell you what it means
Pressure

 

Don't ask for help, you're all alone
(Pressure)
You'll have to answer to your own
(Pressure)

 

I'm sure you have some cosmic rationale
Now here you are, in the ninth
Two men out and three men on
Nowhere to look but inside
Where we all respond to pressure

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I've seen dark before, but not like this
This is cold, this is empty, this is numb
The life I knew is over, the lights are out
Hello, darkness, I'm ready to succumb
 

I follow you around, I always have
But you've gone to a place I cannot find
This grief has a gravity, it pulls me down
But a tiny voice whispers in my mind
 

You are lost, hope is gone
But you must go on
And do the next right thing
 

Can there be a day beyond this night?
I don't know anymore what is true
I can't find my direction, I'm all alone
The only star that guided me was you
 

How to rise from the floor?
But it's not you I'm rising for
 

Just do the next right thing
Take a step, step again
It is all that I can to do
The next right thing
 

I won't look too far ahead
It's too much for me to take
But break it down to this next breath, this next step
This next choice is one that I can make
 

So I'll walk through this night
Stumbling blindly toward the light
And do the next right thing
 

And, with it done, what comes then?
When it's clear that everything will never be the same again
Then I'll make the choice to hear that voice
And do the next right thing

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Listen to me,
Just hear me out.
If I could have your attention?
Just quietin' down for a voice in the crowd.
I get so confused and I don't understand.
I know you feel the same way you've always wanted to say,
But you don't get the chance.
Just a voice in the crowd.
 
I don't know the score anymore;
It's not clear anymore.
I can't tell right from wrong anymore;
I just don't understand.
I was sitting here thinking of exchanging a new world for old;
Like changing the channels on TV,
Or the dirt that we stand in, to gold.
 
When I was young
My father told me just bad guys die,
At the time just a little white lie.
It was one of the first but it hurt me the most,
And the truth stung like tears in my eyes;
That even the good guys must die.
There's no reasoning, no crimes, and I never knew why.
Even now, it still makes me cry.
 
If there's somebody up there, could they throw me down a line?
Just a little helping hand, just a little understanding.
Just some answers to the questions that surround me now.
If there's somebody up there, could they throw me down a line?
Just a little guiding light to tell wrong from right.
Just some answers to the questions that I'm asking you.
I keep a vigil in a wilderness of mirrors,
Where nothing here is ever what it seems.
You stand so close but you never understand it.
For all that we see is not all that it seems; am I blind?
 
And you sit there and talk revolution,
But can you tell me just who's in command?
When you tell me the forces we're fighting,
Then I`ll join you and gladly make plans,
But for now only our t-shirts cry freedom,
And our voices are gagged by our greed.
Our minds are harnessed by knowledge,
By the hill and the will to succeed,
And if that's not what you believe,
Would you just let me know
I'm not standing alone,
That I'm not just a voice in the crowd?
 
If there's somebody up there, could they throw me down a line?
Just a little helping hand, just a little understanding.
Just some answers to the questions that I'm asking you.
If there's somebody up there, just throw me down a line?
Just a little guiding light to tell wrong from right.
Just some answers to the questions that I'm asking you.
I'll keep a vigil in a wilderness of mirrors,
Where nothing is exactly how it seems.
You're reaching out, you're so close you can touch it,
But it all disappears when it's always so near.
But one day, we will find that we stand in the light.
Until then, I'll keep a vigil in a wilderness of mirrors.
Nothing here is ever what it seems.
I'm scared to shout, in case I draw attention from the powers
That preside over our minds and our lives,
When they find what I want is the deadliest weapon; that is truth.
 
Day by day it`s getting louder,
And day by day it`s getting stronger.
But when I can`t scream no more and I need reassurance,
I listen to the crowd.
 
And the boy stood and stared at the hill;
And the hill - it stared back.

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Well it’s four am, who knows how far
My rope’d run if I hired a car
Hit each town, never stayed
Left the motel bills unpaid
Just defied the way they say things are

 

In my mind I see that final town
Outta cash, axles in the ground
Lying in a hostel bed
No-one there to hold my head
Some internal organ breakin’ down

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N-N-N-N-N-N-No-Way. There's no way.


You must agree that baby in all the time I been by your side,
I've never lost control no matter how many times I knew you lied.
Have my golden rule,
Gotta keep my cool, yeah, baby.


And even though you've had your fun,
Running around with some pretty young thing,
And even though you've had one son,
With someone who don't own a wedding ring.
No matter what I heard, I didn't say a word.
No, baby.


I've put up with your sh-- like every single day.
But now it's time to shh, and listen when I say.


You must think that I'm crazy,
You wanna replace me, baby there's,
N-N-N-N-N-N-No-Way.
If you think for a moment,
I'd grant you annulment, just hold up there's,
N-N-N-N-N-N-No-Way.
No way,
No way,
There's,
N-N-N-N-N-N-No-Way.
No way,
Now way,
There's,
N-N-N-N-N-N-No-Way.
There's no way.


So you read a bible verse that I'm
Cursed 'cause I was your brothers wife.
You say it's a pity 'cause quoting
Leviticus "I'll end up kidiless all my life"
Well daddy weren't you there, when I gave birth to Mary? [Oh, hi baby]


You're just so full of sh-- must think that I'm naive.
I won't back down won't shh, and no! I'll never leave.


You must think that I'm crazy,
You wanna replace me, baby there's,
N-N-N-N-N-N-No-Way.
If you thought it'd be funny, to send me to a nunnery, honey, there's,
Nooooo, way,
No way,
No way,
There's,
N-N-N-N-N-N-No-Way.
No way,
Now way,
There's,
N-N-N-N-N-N-No-Way.
There's no way.


You got me down on my knees please
Tell me what you think I've done wrong.
Been humble, been loyal, I've tried to swallow my pride all along.
If you can just explain a single
Thing I've done to cause you pain, I'll go.


No?


You've got nothing to say?
I'm not going away.
There's no way!


You must think that I'm crazy, You wanna replace me, baby, there's,
N-N-N-N-N-N-No-Way.
You made me a wife, so I'll be queen till the end of my life.
N-N-N-N-N-N-No-Way.
No way,
No way,
N-N-N-Nup-Na-Nup-Na-Nup-Na
No way,
No way,
There's,
N-N-N-N-N-N-N-N-N-N-N-N-N-N-No-Way,
There's No way

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And the wise man say I don't want to hear your voice
And the thin man say I don't want to hear your voice
And they're cursing me, and they won't let me be
And there's nothing to say, and there's nothing to do

Stop whispering, start shouting
Stop whispering, start shouting

And the mother say we spit on your son some more
And the buildings say we spit on your face some more
And the feeling is that there's something wrong
Because I can't find the words and I can't find the songs

Stop whispering, start shouting
Stop whispering, start shouting

Dear Sir, I have a complaint
Can't remember what it is

It doesn't matter anyway
It doesn't matter anyway

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So you think you're a Romeo
Playing a part in a picture-show
Take the long way home
Take the long way home
 
'Cause you're the joke of the neighborhood
Why should you care if you're feeling good
Take the long way home
Take the long way home
 
But there are times that you feel you're part of the scenery
All the greenery is comin' down, boy
And then your wife seems to think you're part of the furniture
Oh, it's peculiar, she used to be so nice
 
When lonely days turn to lonely nights
You take a trip to the city lights
And take the long way home
Take the long way home
 
You never see what you want to see
Forever playing to the gallery
You take the long way home
Take the long way home
 
And when you're up on the stage, it's so unbelievable,
Oh unforgettable, how they adore you,
But then your wife seems to think you're losing your sanity,
Oh, calamity, is there no way out, oh yeah
Ooh, take it, take it out
Take it, take it out
Oh yeah
 
Does it feel that your life's become a catastrophe?
Oh, it has to be for you to grow, boy
When you look through the years and see what you could have been
Oh, what you might have been,
If you'd had more time
 
So, when the day comes to settle down,
Who's to blame if you're not around?
You took the long way home
You took the long way home
Took the long way home
You took the long way home
You took the long way home, so long
You took the long way home
You took the long way home, uh yeah
You took the long way home
 
Long way home
Long way home
Long way home
Long way home
Long way home
Long way home

 

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Drivin' that train
High on cocaine
Casey Jones you'd better
Watch your speed
Trouble ahead
Trouble behind
And you know that notion
Just crossed my mind

This old engine
Makes it on time
Leaves Central Station
About a quarter to nine
Hits River Junction
At seventeen to
At a quarter to ten
You know it's trav'lin again

Trouble ahead
The Lady in Red
Take my advice
You'd be better off dead
Switchman's sleepin
Train hundred and two
Is on the wrong track and
headed for you

Drivin' that train
High on cocaine
Casey Jones you'd better
Watch your speed
Trouble ahead
Trouble behind
And you know that notion
Just crossed my mind

Trouble with you is
The trouble with me
Got two good eyes
But we still don't see
Come round the bend
You know it's the end
The fireman screams and
The engine just gleams

Drivin' that train
High on cocaine
Casey Jones you'd better
Watch your speed
Trouble ahead
Trouble behind
And you know that notion
Just crossed my mind

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Every inch of me is trembling
But not from the cold
Something is familiar
Like a dream I can reach but not quite hold

 

I can sense you there
Like a friend I've always known
I'm arriving
And it feels like I am home

 

I have always been a fortress
Cold secrets deep inside
You have secrets, too
But you don't have to hide

 

Show yourself
I'm dying to meet you
Show yourself
It's your turn
Are you the one I've been looking for
All of my life?
Show yourself
I'm ready to learn

 

Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah

 

I've never felt so certain
All my life I've been torn
But I'm here for a reason
Could it be the reason I was born?

 

I have always been so different
Normal rules did not apply
Is this the day?
Are you the way
I finally find out why?

 

Show yourself
I'm no longer trembling
Here I am
I've come so far
You are the answer I've waited for
All of my life

 

Oh, show yourself
Let me see who you are
Come to me now
Open your door
Don't make me wait
One moment more
Oh, come to me now
Open your door
Don't make me wait
One moment more

 

Where the north wind meets the sea
Ah ah ah ah
There's a river
Ah ah ah ah
Full of memory
Come, my darling, homeward bound
I am found

 

Show yourself
Step into your power
Throw yourself
Into something new
You are the one you've been waiting for
All of my life
All of your life
Oh, show yourself
Ah ah ah
Ah ah ah
Ah ah ah

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I do have a cause, though. It is obscenity.

 

I'm for it.

 

Thank you. Unfortunately, the civil liberties types who are fighting this issue have to fight it, owing to the nature of the laws, as a matter of freedom of speech and stifling of free expression and so on. But we know what's really involved: Dirty books are fun! That's all there is to it.

 

But you can't get up in a court and say that, I suppose. It's simply a matter of freedom of pleasure, a right which is not guaranteed by the Constitution, unfortunately.

 

Anyway, since people seem to be marching for their causes these days, I have here a march for mine. It's called:

 

Smut!
Give me smut and nothing but!
A dirty novel I can't shut
If it's uncut
And unsubt-

le

 

I've never quibbled
If it was ribald
I would devour where others merely nibbled
As the judge remarked the day that he acquitted my Aunt Hortense:
"To be smut, it must be utterly without redeeming social importance."

 

Por-
Nographic pictures I adore
Indecent magazines galore
I like them more
If they're hard core

Bring on the obscene movies, murals, postcards, neckties samplers, stained-glass windows, tattoos, anything! More, more, I'm still not satisfied!

Stories of tortures
Used by debauchers
Lurid, licentious, and vile
Make me smile

 

Novels that pander
To my taste for candor
Give me a pleasure sublime
Let's face it, I love slime.

All books can be indecent books
Though recent books are bolder

For filth, I'm glad to say, 

Is in the mind of the beholder
When correctly viewed
Everything is lewd
I could tell you things about Peter Pan,
And the Wizard of Oz, there's a dirty old man!

 

I thrill
To any book like "Fanny Hill"
And I suppose I always will
If it is swill
And really fil-
Thy

 

Who needs a hobby like tennis or philately?
I've got a hobby: rereading "Lady Chatterley"
But now they're trying to take it all
Away from us unless
We take a stand, and hand in hand
We fight for freedom of the press
In other words

 

Smut!

I love it!
Ah, the adventures of a slut
Oh, I'm a market they can't glut
I don't know what
Compares with smut

Hip hip hooray!
Let's hear it for the Supreme Court!
Don't let them take it away!

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The atmosphere
On the streets tonight
Is the driving beat
Of the world.
 
The word down here
On the streets tonight
Is the truest music
You've heard.
 
So take your share
Of the gifts that are there,
They all belong to you
And, come what may,
At the break of each day,
We all begin anew once more.
 
We all begin anew
 
Baby, baby, baby
Let's investigate
The other side of life tonight.
The lovers and the fighters
And the risks they take
Are on the other side of life tonight.
Let's lose our way,
Go completely astray
And find ourselves again.
You know the only way to get there
Is to take that step
To the other side of life tonight.
 
The atmosphere
On the streets tonight
Is the driving beat
Of the world.
The word down here
On the streets tonight
Is the truest music
You've heard.
 
So take your share
Of the gifts that are there,
They all belong to you
And, come what may,
At the break of each day,
We all begin anew once more.
We all begin anew
 
Let's lose our way,
Go completely astray
And find ourselves again.
You know the only way to get there
Is to take that step
To the other side of life tonight.

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Who's gonna tell you when
It's too late?
Who's gonna tell you things
Aren't so great?
 
You can't go on
Thinking nothing's wrong
Who's gonna drive you home
Tonight?
 
Who's gonna pick you up
When you fall?
Who's gonna hang it up
When you call?
Who's gonna pay attention
To your dreams?
Who's gonna plug their ears
When you scream?
 
You can't go on
Thinking nothing's wrong
Who's gonna drive you home
Tonight?
 
Who's gonna hold you down
When you shake?
Who's gonna come around
When you break?
 
You can't go on
Thinking nothing's wrong
Who's gonna drive you home
Tonight?
Oh, you know you can't go on
Thinking nothing's wrong
Who's gonna drive you home
Tonight?

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Hard times you've had before you
I knew when I first saw you
You, girl, you've always been mistreated, cheated

 

So leave it all behind you
It took so long to find you
I know that we can last forever
Ever and more

 

Don't cry!

Now that I've found you
Don't cry!

Take a look around you
Don't cry!

It took so long to find you
Do what you want,
But little darlin', please don't cry

 

I knew I'd never doubt it
I was so sure about it
Don't think of all that's been before

 

I'll hear you when you're calling
I'll catch you when you're falling
Don't worry I will always be there
Like never before

 

Don't cry!

Now that I've found you
Don't cry!

Take a look around you
Don't cry!

It took so long to find you
Do what you want,
But little darlin', please don't cry

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It seems like yesterday
But it was long ago
Janey was lovely, she was the queen of my nights
There in the darkness with the radio playing low
And the secrets that we shared
The mountains that we moved
Caught like a wildfire out of control
Till there was nothing left to burn and nothing left to prove
And I remember what she said to me
How she swore that it never would end
I remember how she held me oh so tight
Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then
Against the wind
We were runnin' against the wind
We were young and strong, we were runnin'
against the wind
And the years rolled slowly past
And I found myself alone
Surrounded by strangers I thought were my friends
I found myself further and further from my home
And I guess I lost my way
There were oh so many roads
I was living to run and running to live
Never worried about paying or even how much I owed
Moving eight miles a minute for months at a time
Breaking all of the rules that would bend
I began to find myself searchin'
Searching for shelter again and again
Against the wind
A little something against the wind
I found myself seeking shelter against the wind
Well those drifters days are past me now
I've got so much more to think about
Deadlines and commitments
What to leave in, what to leave out
Against the wind
I'm still runnin' against the wind
Well I'm older now and still
Against the wind

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