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Private Audition tracks

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1. CITY'S BURNING

Young man is angry, girl is afraid
She want to get high and he want to get paid

She had to jump up, he had to sit down
When they heard those words about the trouble downtown

He had to shout, she had to cry
He wanted to kill and she wanted to die

City's burning
Cities burning

City's burning
Cities burning

Grab for the dial, tune out the fright
But he turns left and she turns right
She look for love songs, he buys the drive
But all they can pull is bad news in tonight

City's burning
Cities burning

City's burning
Cities burning

Ooh mama, tell me what to do?
Aah daddy you better pull us through
Ooh mama, mama, mama, tell me what to do?
Daddy, you better pull us through

Young man is angry, girl is afraid
He want to get high and she want to get paid

City's burning
Cities burning

City's burning
Cities burning, burning, burning, burning

City's burning
Cities burning

City's burning, burning, burning, burning, burning, ohh
Cities burning, burning, burning




2. BRIGHT LIGHT GIRL

I knew a woman
Never knew no one like her
She said, "The world's made up of angels
Beautiful and fair"

She would give you anything
Just give it all away
Just for one true moment
Believing love would stay

You're a bright light girl
Shine into this world
Now you know your love is coming true

You're a bright light girl
In a disbelieving world
Now someone believes as much as you
And now you know he really loves you too

She opened up for trouble
And saw him come on strong
But when he could not meet her eyes
She thought she'd done it wrong

Each time love abused her
She would take the shame
Each time love would lose her
She would take the blame

No, you're a bright light girl
Shine into this world
Now you know your love is coming true

Bright light girl
In a disbelieving world
Now someone believes as much as you
And now you know he really loved you too

You never lost your magic vision
Always in your sight
Special intuition
Telling you, it's gonna be alright

Oh, yeah, you're a bright light girl
Shine into this world
Now you know your love is coming true

You're a bright light girl
In a disbelieving world
Now someone believes as much as you
And now somebody really loves you too

Come on, shine on
Shine on girl




3. PERFECT STRANGER

Stranger are you waiting
For someone to come down and love you in time
Stranger you're debating
Can you get the words in your head and you're heart to rhyme

Feel like a perfect stranger
You been gone so long
It's come down to feeling
And you're feeling wrong

I know how you want to, you're a hero
And under the stars you are wild
Well, come on, I want you I'm telling you
And you're only a stranger a little while

Feel like a perfect stranger
You been gone so long
But you still know how to make it baby
You got to make it strong

It just got too heavy to carry
It all came down
But you're still alive, you're still seething
Just in time, you found your time

And your timing is perfect stranger
What it gets down to, you, you, you baby
Only you, only you

Your timing is perfect stranger
You been gone too long
It's your time to make baby
You've got to make it strong now
Oh baby strong now

Oh yeah, oh yeah




4. PRIVATE AUDITION

How are you?
You can start anytime

Got an appointment to keep for seven nights I couldn't sleep
I'm in a state of disbelief it's my big chance on magic street
I followed this fashion doll down the famous hall
"Ginger won't be long at all", she said, "Take a number, you'll be called"

I said, "I'm gonna show him what I can do
Now it's just between us two"
In the grand tradition, private audition
I said, "I'm gonna show him what I can do
And now it's just between us two"
In the grand tradition, private audition, yeah

Wish I knew then, what I know now

I don't know what I did wrong I thought I really laid it on
But when he called out for some more, I gave him my standard encore
I gave him the Swanee River the good ship Rockin' Rye
The Stars and Stripes Forever and the good old pal of mine
But that ain't what he was on about, he was casting for his couch

He said, "Come baby, show me what you can do
And now it's just between us two"
In the grand tradition, private audition
You said, "Baby, baby, show me what you can do
And now it's just between us two"
It's a grand tradition, private audition, yeah




5. ANGELS

Angels
Angels
They didn't want to be, but suddenly they're free
Angels
Angels
I hear them in the trees I wish that one was me

I watch clouds roll overhead
No, it's me that moves instead
Round and round and round
Clouds are faces I can see
I can see they're seeing me
I can tell cause we know each other well
We know each other well

Angels
Angels
I hear them in the trees
I wish that one was me

Angels how high have you been
Since you left this world I'm in
And what did you see 'bout me
Will my time go very far?
Does love reach up where you are?
Then take it along
I pay you for your song
Can I go along?




6. THIS MAN IS MINE

Now everybody in this neighborhood
All you women better listen good
I know it's just a matter of time
Till one of you steps out of line

All I got is this to say
Simple message to relay
Get out of here and just keep away

'Coz this man is mine
This man is mine
This man, this man is mine

I know the women 'round here recognize something good
Even try to take it if they could
So I'm usin' every little trick I know
Makin' sure that he won't go

I put up all my resistance
All you girls you better keep your distance
We don't need no more of your assistance

This man is mine
This man is mine
This man, this man is mine

He got passion burnin' in his eyes
Steamin' up the night
Always makes me realize
What I done was right

This man is mine
This man is mine
This man is, this man is mine

I'm gonna love him, I'm gonna teach him
I'm gonna tell him, I'm gonna reach him
I'm gonna love him, I'm gonna teach him
I'm gonna tell him, I'm gonna reach him
I'm gonna love him, I'm gonna teach him
I'm gonna tell him, I'm gonna reach him
I'm gonna love him, I'm gonna teach him
I'm gonna tell him, I'm gonna reach him




7. THE SITUATION

Go to the city away from the land, stand in a line
Where they stamp your hand, wind up at a dance
You want to energize, is it just by chance?
People have electric eyes

Wires and strings, line that lead to power supplies
Games read green on table screens, charged and powered
Mediaized, we are channeled, we are hypnotized

Wake up, shake up the situation
Hold on, help the situation
Human condition, so extreme
You can see it feeding the new machine

There is still a dream, our humanity, hero rebels die
Leaving us the key
Wake up, shake up the situation
Hold on, help the situation




8. HEY DARLIN' DARLIN'

(Instrumental)




9. ONE WORLD

Wake up love, wake up babe
I wanna tell you, let me say
Dreaming never looked so true
One word ain't enough
Heaven's finding eyes in you
How can I say love?

Many smiles lie to each other, oh
Children hide with pretty words, oh
So many times we seem to find
Children play too rough
Never too late for what we are made for
How can I say love?

All this feeling here inside
One word ain't enough
The way to say it seems to hide
How can I say love?

How do we wind up?
Why do we wind up so alone?
How many roads do we gotta travel on
Till we find out we're already home?
Already home

All this feeling here inside
One word ain't enough
The way to say it seems to hide
How can I say love?




10. FAST TIMES

Fast times
Fast times

Bell, bell ringing me out of my sleep
Make the world on time
Make a little money, little money to keep

When you see the light turn green
You better be the first off the line
You gotta move and move right now
Or you gonna get left behind

Fast times
Fast times

Same old school bee
I don't care too much
About making those grades

Every day, every single day
I only come here just to see my babe
Night shift, cash it out

Time clock punching me out of the door
Fire it up come on rev it, rev it up
Shoot my care into the freeway war

Fast times
Fast times

At the end of one day's race
I just got to see my darling's face
Before the day starts in again
Before the morning rings and rings

My baby's waiting anxiously
Pouring kisses over me
Always makes my nights so warm
In the loving power of his arms




11. AMERICA

My daddy told me about the old glory days
But I made up my mind about daddy's ways
We followed king to Atlanta and got the slaves all free
And the ladies come out from behind the fans of gentry

America, America
How you've broken free
America, America
Was your destiny

I was at daddy's bedside the night that he went
He whispered real sad, "The south won't rise again"
They've all gone to Chicago to lose the slow accent
Leaving me behind wondering where we went

America, America
Are you losing your mind?
America, America
Don't leave me behind