Diamond Head

Helpless tracks

Lyrics

1. IT'S ELECTRIC

I'm gonna be a rock 'n' roll star
Gotta groove from night to day
Gotta blow my honey jar, yeah
Gotta blow my blues away

I'm gonna make a stand
I'm gonna make a million
I'm gonna make it with you
I'm gonna be with my friend
I'm gonna put you through

It's electric (x4)

I stop on red but I leave on amber
Danger paves my way
I'm gonna make it my friend
Gonna make it today

Gonna get the dust from my heels,
Down the highway I go
Gonna get the stars from my brow
Playing in a rock 'n' roll show

It's electric (x4)

I stop on red but I leave on amber
Danger paves my way
I'm gonna make it my friend
Gonna make it today

Gonna get the dust from my heels,
Down the highway I go
Gonna get the stars from my brow
Playing in a rock 'n' roll show

It's electric (x4)




2. DEAD RECKONING

New York City
New York time 2084
Business man makes a deal for a nuclear war
Time is right, split the atom, and the Berlin wall.
Bring your dead
Nuclear holocaust will fall

Dead reckoning (x2)

Make a deal
Time is right to start your fight
Friends are here, all are waiting for the night
Just reckon, to see if its alright

Dead reckoning (x2)

City weeps, children run to hide their skins
Time will stop, as the nuclear war begins
Children die, but I'm sure no-one can win
New York City
New York time 2085
Business man, he is dead no-one left alive
Saturn sky, a fire has just arrived
I can see, what a waste for the tears you cried

Dead reckoning (x5)
I reckon you're dead




3. STREETS OF GOLD

Well I know what I want, I know how to get it
These streets in my mind, needing more
I long to survive, I call for yesterday
Feel all this passion, love some more
Streets of gold
I gotta make my stand
Streets of gold, oohh
Well I know what I need, when Ma wrote me a note
Said come home to stay, I said no
Can you see the light, long to her far away
Streets of gold
I gotta make my stand
Streets of gold, oohh
Well I know what I want, I know how to get it
These streets in my mind, needing more
I long to survive, I call for yesterday
Feel all this passion, love some more
Streets of gold
I gotta make my stand
Streets of gold, oohh




4. BORROWED TIME

On scorched earth return me to be a simple man
I am destined by the gods to walk this land
An embittered poet, a slave to this black blade
Oh, my heart still searches for truth, a lost age

[Chorus]
I have loved, I have lost
I have killed those who have loved me so
I have loved, at what cost
Lord, I don't know
I'm living on borrowed time
I'm living on borrowed time

These robes, purple royal, claim me their own
From a city lost in dust, I stand alone
Evil thoughts; evil minds; must I live like I do?
Without fear, on borrowed time she helps me through

[Chorus]

On scorched earth return me to be a simple man
I am destined by the gods to walk this land
To search for love, to search for love
All in my heart, is this enough love...
As Satan's child, I stand alone in hand
I'm a nomad of this desert, barren lands
My time is short, wild gods of air and sea
Stand by your corruption, and thrive by sorcery

[Chorus]
I'm living on borrowed time (x2)




5. HELPLESS

I gotta see you moving fast, see you come my way
See the dreams, I hope they last, never fade away
Gotta see the lights above, make it loud tonight
Gotta set it all on fire, set it all alight
I can see the flashing lights, hear the thunder roll
I am gonna set you alight
Gotta make it man, I ain't got no choice
Gotta fill this hall tonight

Helpless (x8)

I don't know what I'm gonna do, maybe not tonight, yeah
Gotta set you all afire, gotta treat you right
I can see the flashing lights, lazer for your love
Gotta hear the thunder roar, coming from above
See the flashing lights, hear the thunder roar
I am gonna set you all alight
Gotta make it man, I ain't got no choice
Gotta fill this hall tonight

Helpless (x8)

I can see the stars, I can see what's going on
Every night alone, I sing my songs just for fun
Only time will tell if I make it myself someday
The stage is mine, music is my destiny
Cannot squeeze the life from me
I can see the stars, I can see what's going on
Every night alone, I sing my songs just for fun
This business ain't for laughs, business men don't like it so
Helpless maybe babe, but you can still enjoy the show
Cannot squeeze the life from me
Gotta be good, see you tonight
I know that was fine
Gotta be safe, gotta be true
You know that you're mine
Help me now, I'm coming home, ohh
Gotta be fine, gotta be right
You'll set me alight
Help me now, I'm coming home
I can see the band from miles away
Looks so right, feels so tight, oohh
Feels so fine, feels so good. oohh
Makes a man a whole man
Lord it's gonna make my day

Helpless, helpless, oohh
Helpless, helpless, oohh




6. HEAT OF THE NIGHT

Steely eyes of a silvery people
Walk behind me, with evil intent.
Up to the tower, I stand alone
Stripped of rank before a throne I am sent.

[Chorus]
What befalls us in the heat of the night? (x2)

Before long, behind adamantine doors,
I taste of the wine of their joy.
Through delirium of a tortured mind
Her face gave me strength to this day.

[Chorus]

In the heat of the night
But love deceived me, and in my despair
I recalled the ring once again
Born of Sorrow my cunning revives me,
And I took them with me enchained

[Chorus]
In the heat of the night




7. DON'T YOU EVER LEAVE ME

Oh Babe
I can recall the day
Close enough to make me feel bad
Seems like only yesterday
Still in my heart it makes me sad

Oh no, oh no
Don't you ever leave me baby
Oh no, oh no
Don't you ever leave me
Oh no, oh no
Don't you ever leave me baby
Oh no, oh no
Don't you ever leave me

I can remember that night I cried
The love we had, you said you don't give me no more
And as you kissed my lips goodbye
I called out to you now to close the door

Oh no, oh no
Don't you ever leave me baby
Oh no, oh no
Don't you ever leave me
Oh no, oh no
Don't you ever leave me baby
Oh no, oh no
Don't you ever leave me

Don't you leave me baby (x6)




8. LIGHTNING TO THE NATIONS

Yes I'm coming
Angel from the sky, put his hand in mine
I can spread you gifts, for golden present time

[Chorus]
I'm going to set you down
I'm going to make it right
I'm going to bring it home
I'll bring you lightning to the nations
To the nations (x3)

From the shores of home, we send a gift of love
To sweet and hopeful hearts, a gift from high above

[Chorus]
I'm going to set you down
I'm going to make it right
I'm going to bring it home
I'll bring you lightning to the nations
To the nations (x3)

Here it comes now
London
New York
To the nations
To the nations
Lightning to the nations