Diamond Head

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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. SHOOT OUT THE LIGHT

Let me tell you now, about a friend of mine
He tried to shoot them lights, with whiskey and the wine
He didn't get so far, ah his gun was wrong
Now my sweet friend, where's your song?

Shoot out the lights (x4)

Now that friend of mine, he never made a day
Didn't know what to do, told him to get away
I ain't going yet he said, I'm gonna be a star
I got a gun my friend, sitting in the car

Shoot out the lights (x4)

Let me tell you now, about a friend of mine
He tried to shoot them lights, with whiskey and the wine
He didn't get so far, ah his gun was wrong
Now my sweet friend, where's your song?

Shoot out the lights (x4)




3. 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




4. SUCKING LY LOVE

Over and under, do you go down to the sea
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Sweet and timely caress, dear babe fulfillin' me
I can feel her heart, it is beating down inside
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Tasty, tasty, tasty, tasty
Into her valley, all her charms taste of love
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Fragrance of my dreams, yeah go down, take my love
Oh yeah, yeah
Taste my bitter wine, cos there's something boiling up Inside
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Tasty, tasty, tasty, tasty
Faster......love....
Make me go.....
Shoot me
Faster, faster
Love, sucking my love
Oh Lord, sucking my love
Oh Lord, sucking my love




5. IN THE 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




6. CALL ME

Four O'clock in the morning now
Well I can't sleep for love
Been waiting for you to call
To say you love me enough
It clouds my head that unhappy night
Please forgive every word
I see it all much clearer now
It all seems so absurd
But my plane leaves at 10a.m.
We both know I must go
To return I must be told
That you know what I know

[Chorus]
Call me, baby call me
Call me, baby call me

To tell the truth I don't want to go
So say you want me to stay
You are more than all to me
This is no game that I play
But my plane leaves at 10a.m.
We both know I must go
To return I must be told
That you know what I know

[Chorus] (x2)

But my plane leaves at 10 a.m.
We both know I must go
To return I must be told
That you know what I know
Say you love me, say you do
Let me tell you
Tell me that you want me to stay
Baby, baby, baby




7. 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]

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




8. 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)




9. AM I EVIL?

My mother was a witch, she was burned alive
Thankless little bitch, for the tears I cried
Take her down now, don't wanna see her face
Blistered and burnt, can't hide my disgrace
27 every one was nice, gotta see them,
Make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice, take my time

[Chorus]
Am I evil, yes I am
Am I evil, I am man

As I watched my Mother die, I lost my head
Revenge now I sought, to break with my bread
Takin' no chances, you come with me
I'll split you to the bone
Help set you free.
27 every one was nice, gotta see them,
Make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice, take my time

[Chorus]

On with the action now, I'll strip your pride
I'll spread your blood around, I'll see you ride
Your face is scarred with steel, wounds deep and neat
Like a double dozen before you, smell so sweet.
27 every one was nice, gotta see them,
Make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice, take my time

[Chorus]

I'll make my residence, I'll watch your fire
You can come with me, sweet desire
My face is long forgotten, my face not my own
Sweet and timely whore, take me home.




10. MAKIN' MUSIC

One new heart, looking to learn it all from rock 'n' roll,
So beat your drum from the start,
It was clear we had a lot to learn our souls to be won.
Have we the faith for you for good and bad we're due.

[Chorus]
Makin' music (x2)
Rock 'n' roll
Makin' music (x2)
Rock 'n' roll (x2)

One new song doing so much more than making friends
It can make us proud
Now we know we can look around
To find the rock, the stone of sound
Have we the faith for you for good and bad we're due.

[Chorus]

I was fooled by what I do
Makin' music
Don't you see
It ain't for me,
It's for you (x2)




11. OUT OF PHASE

You never listen in to what they know
They only play the songs you've always known
Can replace the roll of fifty nine
As you are and always were in love that time

You're unsure of the marriage vow
Lived it once, and in it hide you now,
The morning ash the fire of sixty nine
Will remain with you and hope for better times

[Chorus]
Out of phase
Will you always be
Out of phase
Getting back to me
Out of phase, out of phase

Finding love, you go to memories
Hold on tight, romantic hearts are near
Going somewhere, is there anywhere
That smiles aloud, a place where all are proud.

[Chorus]

Looking around me
You're not the only one
Looking for something old
Looking for something done

Out of phase, out of phase
Out of phase, out of phase
Wo oh oh wo oh oh

[Chorus]

Never seeing, never saying who you are
Don't conform to them
You're better as you are,
Out of phase, out of phase.....




12. ISHMAEL

Search my heart for things i've done
When dragon's teeth are poised for war
Can we be sure of peace at all,
When the spirit moves the world,
Wo oh oh oh oh oh,
Ishmael, oh Ishmael
Ishmael, oh Ishmael

The prophets blood, we call our own
A pause for thought, come kingdom come,
Will you be swords for Gideon,
When the spirit moves the world,
Wo oh oh oh oh oh
What wrong have I done
Ishmael, oh Ishmael
Ishmael, oh Ishmael

So when the truth has come to pass,
And our misdeeds are in the past
Will you again, be moved to ask,
When the spirit moves the world
Ooh wo oh oh oh oh
Waht wrong have I done
Ishmael, oh Ishmael
I hear you well, oh Ishmael....




13. TO THE DEVIL HIS DUE

Don't ya hide away from the bad things coming to you,
Don't ya hide your face from the things that don't ring True,
Good times, bad times, that may be so,
You're just part of the game and they never stop letting You know
But we hold the key to the future game,
We live in hope, she'll stay the same,
Hold on there just a little longer,
Ooh baby, good times, bad times.

Ah ah ah ah, to the devil his due (x3)

You stay good baby and don't you get bad at all,
And I might tell you now what I see in my crystal ball,
Good times, bad times, coming your way,
Ooh now watch out baby, the devil's gonna have his day.
But we hold the key to the future game,
We live in hope, she'll stay the same,
Hold on there just a little longer,
Ooh baby, good times, bad times.

Ah ah ah ah, to the devil his due (x3)
To the devil, his due (x4)