Kobra And The Lotus

Words of the Prophets tracks

Lyrics



1. LAY IT ON THE LINE (TRIUMPH COVER)

It's the same old story all over again
You turn a lover into just another friend
I want to love you,
I want to make you mine
Won't you lay it on the line?
I'm tired of playing all your foolish games
I'm tired of all of your lies making me insane
I don’t ask for much
True would do just fine
Won't you lay it on the line

Lay it on the line
Lay it on the line
Lay it on the line
Don't waste my time

You got no right to make me wait
We better talk, girl, before it gets too late
I never ever thought you could be so unkind
Won't you lay it on the line?

Lay it on the line
Lay it on the line
Lay it on the line
Don't waste my time

You know I love you, you know it's true
It's up to you, girl, what've I got to do
Don't hold me up, girl, don't waste my precious time
Won't you lay it on the line?

Lay it on the line
Lay it on the line
Lay it on the line
Don't waste my time




2. SIGN OF THE GYPSY QUEEN (APRIL WINE COVER)

Lightning smokes on the hill arise
Brought the man with the warning light
Shouting loud, "You had better fly!"
While the darkness can help you hide
Trouble's comin' without control
No-one's stayin' that's got a hope
Hurricane at the very least
In the words of the gypsy queen

Sign of the gypsy queen
Pack your things and leave
Word of a woman who knows
Take all your gold and you go

Get my saddle and tie it on
Western wind, who is fast and strong
Jump on back, he's good and long
We'll resist 'til we reach the dawn
Runnin' seems like the best defense
Stayin' just don't make any sense
No-one could ever stop it now
Show the cards of the gypsy town

Sign of the gypsy queen
Pack your things and leave
Word of a woman who knows
Take all your gold and you go

Shadows movin' without a sound
From the hold of the sleepless town
Evil seems to be everywhere
Heed the spirit that brought despair
Trouble's comin' without control
No-one's stayin' that's got a hope
Hurricane at the very least
In the words of the gypsy queen

Sign of the gypsy queen
Pack your things and leave
Word of a woman who knows
Take all your gold and you go

Sign of the gypsy queen
Pack your things and leave
Word of a woman who knows
Take all your gold and you go

Sign of the gypsy queen
Pack your things and leave
Word of a woman who knows
Take all your gold and you go




3. BLACK VELVET (ALANNAH MYLES COVER)

Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell
Jimmy Rogers on the Victrola up high
Mama's dancin' with baby on her shoulder
The sun is settin' like molasses in the sky
The boy could sing, knew how to move, everything
Always wanting more, he'd leave you longing for

Black velvet and that little boy's smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that'll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Up in Memphis the music's like a heatwave
White lightning, bound to drive you wild
Mama's baby's in the heart of every school girl
"Love me tender" leaves 'em cryin' in the aisle
The way he moved, it was a sin, so sweet and true
Always wanting more, he'd leave you longing for

Black velvet and that little boy's smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that'll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Every word of every song that he sang was for you
In a flash he was gone, it happened so soon, what could
You do?

Black velvet and that little boy's smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that'll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Black velvet and that little boy's smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that'll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please
If you please, if you please, if you please




4. LET IT RIDE (BACKMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE COVER)

Goodbye, I lied
Don't cry, would you let it ride
Goodbye, I lied
Don't cry, would you let it ride

You can't see the mornin', but I can see the light
(Try, try, try to let it ride)
While you've been out runnin', I've been waitin' half the night
(Try, try, try to let it ride)

And would you cry if I told you that I lied
And would you say goodbye or would you let it ride
And would you cry if I told you that I lied
And would you say goodbye or would you let it ride

Seems my life is not complete, I've never see you smile
(Try, try, try to let it ride)
Baby, you want the forgivin' kind and that's just not my style
(Try, try, try to let it ride)

And would you cry if I told you that I lied
And would you say goodbye or would you let it ride
And would you cry if I told you that I lied
And would you say goodbye or would you let it ride

I've been doin' things worthwhile, you've been bookin' time
(Try, try, try to let it ride)

And would you cry if I told you that I lied
And would you say goodbye, would you let it ride
And would you cry if I told you that I lied
And would you say goodbye, would you let it ride

Would you let it ride
Would you let it ride
Would you let it ride (yeah, yeah)
Would you let it ride

Try, try, try to let it ride
Try, try, try to let it ride
Try, try, try to let it ride
Try, try, try to let it ride
Try, try, try to let it ride
Try, try, try to let it ride
Try, try, try to let it ride
Try, try, try to let it ride
Try, try, try to let it ride

Would you let it ride
Would you let it ride
Would you let it ride
Would you let it ride




5. SPIRIT OF THE RADIO (RUSH COVER)

Begin the day
With a friendly voice
A companion, unobtrusive
Plays that song that's so elusive
And the magic music makes your morning mood

Off on your way
Hit the open road
There is magic at your fingers
For the spirit ever lingers
Undemanding contact
In your happy solitude

Invisible airwaves
Crackle with life
Bright antennae bristle
With the energy
Emotional feedback
On a timeless wavelength
Bearing a gift beyond price
Almost free...

All this machinery
Making modern music
Can still be open-hearted
Not so coldly charted
It's really just a question
Of your honesty

One likes to believe
In the freedom of music
But glittering prizes
And endless compromises
Shatter the illusion
Of integrity

For the words of the profits
Are written on the studio wall,
Concert hall
Echoes with the sounds...
Of salesmen.