Saxon

Rock n' Roll Gypsies tracks

Lyrics


1.Power and the Glory

I'm a soldier of fortune I'm trained and I'm ready to kill
Put me to battle I'll follow the sound of the gun
Give me an order, command me I'll fire at will

I've got no emotions I'm living with thunder and steel
I don't hear your lies all I hear are your battle cries
I'm a soldier of fortune I'm trained and I'm ready to die

To the power and the glory
Raise your glasses high
To the power and the glory
Be with me tonight

A cold death awaits me tonight if I stumble or fall
My friends lay around me their bodies all tattered and torn
But mine is not to reason why, mine is just to do or die

To the power and the glory
Raise your glasses high
To the power and the glory
Be with me tonight

Can you feel the power
Can you feel the glory
Can you feel the power
Can you feel the glory
Can you feel the power
Is it with you tonight

I'm fighting for freedom, I'm safe, I've got God on my side
What price in life can you justify your battle hymn
The General says we'll will win the war, just sacrificed a thousand more

To the power and the glory
Raise your glasses high
To the power and the glory
Be with me tonight
Tonight, tonight, tonight

To the power and the glory
Raise your glasses high
To the power and the glory
Be with me tonight
Tonight, yaya





2.And the Bands Played On

Just before dawn in the cold light
We came out of the night
A great expectation from the man who ran the show
Will it rain, will it snow, will it shine, we don't know
Are there clouds up in the sky

We sat in the sun, woah-oh-oh
And the bands played on
And the bands played on
And the bands played on

See the people, feel the power
There was sixty thousand there
Just like thunder the crowds began to roar
Where you there, did ya know, did ya see all the show
There was magic in the air

We sat in the sun woah-oh-oh
And the bands played on
And the bands played on
And the bands played on

See the rainbow shining brightly
Shooting rockets to the sky
Making music and it rolled on through the night
You could hear on the air rock n' roll everywhere
We were strangers in the night

We sat in the sun woah-oh-oh
And the bands played on
And the bands played on
And the bands played on
And the bands played on
And the bands played on





3.Rock the Nations

Big wheels are rolling
On thru' the night
We hit the city in the morning
No time to eat or sleep
Six concerts in a week
Take the show across the nation
Could this be San Antone?
Or am I stood in Rome?
Is the real or am I dreaming?
Standing by the backstage door
Just like the one before
We're here to set the spirit free

Give us the stage
Turn on the lights
Fire up the sound
We'll rock the nations

Give us the stage
Turn on the lights
Fire up the sound
We'll rock the nations

Wait for the curtain call
Excitement in the hall
The stage crew ready at their stations
The houselights start to dim
Another show begins
Now it's time to rock the nations
Stand in the flashing lights
The music fills the night
The feeling just goes on and on
We take the last encore
The first of many more
The spotlight takes the final bow

Give us the stage
Turn on the lights
Fire up the sound
We'll rock the nations

Give us the stage
Turn on the lights
Fire up the sound
We'll rock the nations

Give us the stage
Turn on the lights
Fire up the sound
We'll rock the nations

Give us the stage
Turn on the lights
Fire up the sound
We'll rock the nations

Give us the stage
Turn on the lights
Fire up the sound
We'll rock the nations

Big wheels are rolling
On thru' the night
Daylight comes without warning
North, south, east and west
We'll put you to the test
As we rock across your nation

Give us the stage
Turn on the lights
Fire up the sound
We'll rock the nations
[Repeat to end]





4.Dallas 1PM

Down on main street the scene was set
They check out the fuel turn the radio on
Open the gates, assemble the gun
Wait at the red, for the president's run

The world was shocked that fateful day (*)
A young man's lot was blown away, away
Dallas 1 p.m., 1 p.m.

Right and left in the back of the head
Screaming confusion, shots rip the air
Cadillac racing, cops on the run
They couldn't believe the president's hit

The shooting stunned as I seemed to run
Is he dead, no-one will say
Around the world the news was flashed
We sat and watched your tragic history
[Repeat *]

The world was shocked
In Dallas 1 p.m.
We sat and watched
Tragic history

The world was shocked
In Dallas 1 p.m.





5.Broken Heroes

They came to fight for glory in their thousands
Young men with their dreams
They died before the guns for their country
A book of faded pictures, broken dreams

Where are they now
Where are they now
Where are they now
Where are they now
The broken heroes

Uncle Sam is waiting with the draft card
He says you've got to fight the Vietcong
The stations full of flags and rule Britannia
The engine pulls you out towards the Somme

Where are they now
Where are they now
Where are they now
Where are they now
The broken heroes
The broken heroes
The broken heroes
The broken heroes

Where are they now
Where are they now
Where are they now
The broken heroes

The pipes are calling young men back to Belfast
The general says you march to Stalingrad
You rode into the valley with the hundred
Seven lonely graves on Goose Green

Where are they now
Where are they now
Where are they now
Where are they now
The broken heroes
The broken heroes
The broken heroes
The broken heroes

Where are they now
[Repeat to end]




6.Battle Cry

Can you hear the sound
The sound of distant voices
Floating gently 'cross the glen
Can you see the people
The people gathered 'round
They're worshipping their king

They came to hear the story
They came to sing the song

There's talk of a rebellion
The highlands are aflame
From the mountains to the sea
A prince has come to Scotland
To claim his rightful throne
The seeds of war are sown

They came to hear the story
They came to sing the song

Let me hear
Let me hear
Let me hear your battlecry

Let me hear
Let me hear
Let me hear your battlecry

An army marches northwards
To meet the fearless clansmen
For England and St. George
The red coats face the tartan
The battle lines are drawn
The musket and the sword

They came to hear the story
They came to sing the song

Let me hear
Let me hear
Let me hear your battlecry

Let me hear
Let me hear
Let me hear your battlecry

Many men have fallen
The prince has had his day
Culloden was the name
Their battlecry can still be heard
To this very day
Floating gently 'cross the glen

They came to hear the story
They came to sing the song

Let me hear
Let me hear
Let me hear your battlecry

[Repeat to end]





7.Rock n' Roll Gypsy

Yaaahh

White Line fever
Takes me high
Another city
Another lie
Another town
Another face
Another woman to take your place
Catch the bullet
Ride the storm
Drive me crazy 'till the dawn
Like an eagle flying high
Look for freedom in the sky

She's a rock 'n roll gypsy
Don't go breaking my heart
She's a rock 'n roll gypsy
She's gonna tear me apart

Rollin' thunder
Movin' on
Another time
Another song
Another room
Another night
Another dream
Another fight
Keep on movin' down the line
Gypsy woman on my mind
Ask no questions tell no lies
See the answers in my eyes

She's a rock 'n roll gypsy
Don't go breaking my heart
She's a rock 'n roll gypsy
She's gonna tear me apart

Hey gypsy, uh, you're breakin' my heart, yeah
Tear me apart, uh, yeah

White Line fever
Takes me high
Another city
Another lie
Another town
Another face
Another woman to take your place
Catch the bullet
Ride the storm
Drive me crazy 'till the dawn
Like an eagle flying high
Look for freedom in the sky

She's a rock 'n roll gypsy
Don't go breaking my heart
She's a rock 'n roll gypsy
She's gonna tear me apart

She's a rock 'n roll gypsy
Don't go breaking my heart
She's a rock 'n roll gypsy
Yeah





8.Northern Lady




Lady face the morning sun
The sunlight in your hair
Northern Lady, you're the one

Why do you mean so much to me
I need you every night
Northern Lady, you're the one

If you need me, I'll be there
I'll fly right back to you
Northern Lady you're the one

Will you use your head tonight
And come into my room
Northern Lady, you're the one
You're the one

Lady face the morning sun
The sunlight in your hair
Northern Lady, you're the one

Why do you mean so much to me
I need you every night
Northern Lady, you're the one

Northern Lady, you're the one
[Repeat to end]





9. I Can't Wait Anymore

You keep me waiting, you won't answer your phone
I know you're home but you're not alone
Stop playing games, girl
You're playing with my heart

I was a fool to fall for you lies
It took so long for me to open my eyes
I was a stranger
A stranger from the start

But how long must I stand out in the cold
Can't you see the writing's on the wall
I've been waiting
I can't wait anymore
I can't wait anymore
I can't wait anymore

The more I want you, the less I get
I've been alone since the day that we met
I'm trying hard, girl
I'm trying to forget

I walked the streets, I stood at your door
You gave me nothing and I came back for more
You were a stranger
A stranger to my heart

But how long must I stand out in the cold
Can't you see the writing's on the wall
I've been waiting
I can't wait anymore
I can't wait anymore
I can't wait anymore

I was a fool to fall for your lies
It took so long for me to realize
I was a stranger
A stranger from the start

But how long must I stand out in the cold
Can't you see the writing's on the wall
I've been waiting
I can't wait anymore
I can't wait anymore
I can't wait anymore

I can't wait anymore
[Repeat to end]





10. This Town Rocks

Does this town know how to rock

This town knows how to rock
This town knows how to rock
This town knows how to rock
This town knows how to rock

We're gonna Saxonize
You're gonna vandalize your soul
It does no good to sit there
Stand up and rock 'n' roll
We know what your doin' here
We'll start a ballroom blitz
So come on down and rock with us
We'll blow this town to bits

Well I ain't seen a crowd like this
Since nineteen seventy four
I wanna see you rock tonight
We're gonna lock the doors, yaya
This town knows how to rock
This town knows how to rock
This town knows how to rock
This town knows how to rock

I've walked the streets of London
And I've been to Tokyo
I've seen the Coliseum
And I've grasped the Berlin wall
I've heard the bands of Scotland
I've seen the Alpine snow
I've crossed the Mississippi
I've touched the Alamo

Well I ain't seen a crowd like this
Since nineteen seventy four
I wanna see you rock tonight
We're gonna lock the doors, yaya
This town knows how to rock
This town knows how to rock
This town knows how to rock
This town...

This town knows how to rock
This town knows how to rock
This town knows how to rock
This town...
Does this town know how to rock





11. The Eagle Has Landed

Take a giant step for mankind
On a distant lunar sea
As you travel across the universe
Will you take a step, take a step for me
Will you take a step for me

Voyage of an eagle
Blasting to the stars
You take the hopes and dreams of men
To find yourself, to find tranquillity
To find tranquillity

Traveled across the universe
And placed the lonely flag
Out there in isolation
At the final, the final frontier
At the final frontier

The world's in celebration
As we wait for your return
You took a giant leap for mankind
On another, on another world
On another world

Take it easy take it slow
Don't go fast don't let go
The eagle has landed
The eagle has landed
The eagle has landed
The eagle has landed