Wishbone Ash

Number the Brave tracks

Lyrics


1. LOADED

Hey, Mama, hey,
I got a fix for your despair
I said, hey, Mama, hey,
I got connections everywhere.
Anything you want, I got.
Do you want to know the score?
Right here in my pocket
I can't say anymore.
Hey, Mama, hey,
I got a fix for your despair.

Hey, anybody want to get loaded?
Wooh, anybody want to get high?
Hey, anybody want to get loaded?
Wooh, anybody want to get high?

She said, Yeah.

I ain't no backstreet jiver,
And I'm just trying to make you see.
You don't know just what you want,
but I know what you need.
I can ease your dilemma
one step at a time,
I got the remedy,
you can take it line by line.
Hey, Mama, I got a fix for your despair.

Take what you want,
Just take it, all I got.
If you ain't had enough go on,
take another shot.
You want it, I got it,
You want it, I got it -
Hey, Mama, I got a cure for your despair.




2. WHERE IS THE LOVE

I first saw you on the center spread of my favorite magazine
Not too shy, but you stirred the ghost inside of my machine,

Made me forget about Einstein and his time of sense.
Are you really flesh and blood, or full of phony sentiments?

Where is the love, where is the love,
Where is the love that's on your mind?

Can't say no when you want to strike,
While the fire is in your eyes.
It's better than dancing to the same old song,
Don't want to hear those lies.
You got free agents biting at your heels,
but you ain't lying low,
There's too many headhunters out of their trees,
Want to show you everything they know.

Where is the love, where is the love,
Where is the love that's on your mind?
Show me the love, show me the love,
Show me the love that's on your mind.

Your begging letters arrive each day,
falling on my front door mat.
Is this an early warning or a planned attack?
Are you ready for a final showdown,
is that what you intend?
'Cause if your loving's as true as your word,
I'm trapped in a lion's den.




3. UNDERGROUND

Underground,
They want us to go underground.
Underground,
They want us to go underground.
You've got the right,
You've got the right to say what you think
You've got to fight,
'Cause they're leading us to the brink.

Fireball,
There's going to be a fireball.
Fireball,
There's going to e a fireball.
Never a time,
never a time like this before.
There won't be a sign,
There was never a time like this before.

Underground,
They want us to go underground.
Underground,
They want us to go underground.
Throw down a line,
You've got the right to stay alive.
You've got to fight,
You've got to fight to survive.




4. KICKS ON THE STREET

The wind was howling,
Dogs were sleeping,
I had to bite my tongue.
Looking down the street,
I was hanging on
Eighty floors above the ground,
Suffering vertigo.
Got me a date with a drug store blond,
With a cure I know
She picks me up when I'm coming down.

Kicks on the street
It's a shot in the arm.
Get your kicks on the street
Can't do any harm.

Can't put me on a drip feed,
Under state control.
I put a razor to my face,
And the steel is cold.
It ain't going to take me too long before I get revived.
I'm traveling incognito,
Don't want to be identified.
They dress you up,
They strip you down.

Ain't going to find me falling asleep behind the driver's wheel.
You get me intoxicated,
That's the way I feel.
I can't break the ice,
Shrinks in the heat,
Falling like an acrobat and landing on my feet.
She picks me up when I'm coming down.




5. OPEN ROAD

I was somewhere on the open road,
Between the East and the West -
It was a no man's land,
And rumor says that it was a wilderness.
Forty days it took me, forty nights,
I've done some wrong,
But I've done some right.
There's no turning back,
'Cause the lights are burning up ahead.

Lead me to an open road
And put me on the freeway.
Lead me to an open road
And put me on the freeway.

I was traveling twice the speed of sound,
Down a white line
Trying to be in the right place
At the right time.
You can't stop me making tracks
Now I'm on the run,
'Cause I set my sights on this road I ride
It's the only one.

Lead me to an open road
And put me on the freeway.
Lead me to an open road
And put me on the freeway.

I can read the signs that I left behind
Like an open book,
And I can't forget the things that you said
And the way you looked.
I still hold the keys to the memory of the times we've seen,
So when I look back,
Things are not as black as they might have been.




6. GET READY

Never met a girl could make me feel the way that you do.
(You're all right).
Whenever I'm asked what makes-a me love in real, I tell em you do.
(You're outta sight).
Well tweedle dee, tweedle dum, look out baby 'cause here I come.

(Aaahh) Bringin' you a love that's true, Get ready, get ready
(Aaahh) Stop makin' love to you, Get ready, get ready.
(Aaahh) Get ready, cause here I come (on my way)

You wanna play hide and seek with love, let me remind ya.
(You're all right).
Lovin' you're gonna miss, and the time it takes to find ya.
(You're outta sight).
Fe Fi Fo Fo Fum, Look out baby now here I come.

(Aaahh) Bringin' you a love that's true, Get ready, get ready
(Aaahh) Stop makin' love to you, Get ready, get ready.
(Aaahh) Get ready, cause here I come (on my way)

If all my friends shouldn't want me to, I think I'll understand
(You're alright)
Hope I get to you before they do cause, that's how I planned it.
(You're outta sight)
Well tweedle dee, tweedle dum, look out baby 'cause here I come.

(Aaahh) Bringin' you a love that's true, Get ready, get ready
(Aaahh) Stop makin' love to you, Get ready, get ready.
(Aaahh) Get ready, cause here I come (on my way)




7. RAINSTORM

I'm amazed at the way you do,
You do the things that they want you to.
Can't you see there's a turning tide?
It's going to turn into a landslide.

The ground will fall from your feet,
You got to do before you feel the heat.
It's "Heads I win, tails you lose" -
There's no escaping any way you chose.

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh,
Something's blowing up in the air.
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh,
There's a rainstorm coming, beware.

Oh, it's a tragedy it had to come to this.
There's no way out, so don't you try to resist.
The thunder cloud hanging overhead,
It's going to break and cause a landslide.




8. THAT'S THAT

What can I say?
My position is clear
When it comes to you
I got the right idea.
I just can't stand you
For one more day -
When daylight breaks
I'll be miles away.
'Cause I know what I want
And I know you do too
So that's that.

This is the day I stand up and fight.
There's no price on my head
I know I'm right.
The debt is all yours
Now I'm going away
I got a feeling someday you'll repay.




9. ROLLER COASTER

Doctor, tell me, doctor,
You got to help me if you can.
I can't stay sober,
I'm such a weary man.
Just like an anesthetic
Her love sedates my head,
And, changing like the rhythm,
She winds me up instead.
On that rolling rollercoaster,
That rollercoaster roll,
I'm on that rolling rollercoaster,
That rollercoaster roll.

Long distance on the telephone
She was crying out for me -
"Darling, come on home now,
That's where you ought to be."
Five hundred miles and ten hours on
I rolled through my front door -
What do you know, what do you know, she'd gone.

Ain't going to worry,
I ain't going to cry.
You know that I won't worry,
You know that I won't cry.
The very last thing that I'd want to do
Is waste my precious time
On some bitch like you.

On that rolling rollercoaster,
That rollercoaster roll,
That rolling rollercoaster,
That rollercoaster roll.




10. NUMBER THE BRAVE

In another time and space
You meet your maker face to face.
You know who cast the spell
And turned his eye on you,
Can't lose sight of it,
Never fading out,
Fading out of view.

Number the brave
In your heart,
Number the brave,
For they died for you.

Out of the free zone
Into the night -
There has to be a sacrifice.
It's such a scary feeling,
You must feel it too -
From a fallen angel fading in And fading out of view.

So when we reach the other side
You know their fight is justified.
Now you see the meaning
Of the dream they share with you -
It's a burning light
Never fading out,
Fading out of view.

Number the brave
In your heart,
Number the brave,
For they died for you.