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Jericho tracks

Lyrics


1. SPEED OF LIGHT

Once upon a fire escape
A leather jacket from your cell remains
Slogans of rage
He's a man, in a cage

Everyone complains of rats
No one hears the piper's music play
You're too intellectual
You're so ineffectual
You were just walkin' on
The edge of night

You lift a match to a cigarette
When the scream of an air raid siren
Stops you cold
Through the spiral and smoke
You said, Oh my God
Is it really time to go

If you look hard enough
Up on the platform comes a train
Perfectly natural
A matter-of-factual
You were just walkin' on
The edge of night

Then you will wake and see
At the speed of light
Then you'll finally see
Where we all come from
You're real to me
At the speed of light
Well I'm a shadow dancer
For all you know
Yeahyeah

If you look hard enough
Standing on the platform comes a train
It's perfectly natural
A matter-of-factual
If you think you came this far in vain

You try not to be affected
But you got so disconnected
From you, walking on
The edge of night

When we all fall short
Of the best laid plans
Well you know there's
Somewhere to come from
And you will wake and see
At the speed of light
You can shine on through
For all you know
Yeah yeah




2. GOOD TO BE BACK

When I first left home
My guitar on my back
I had a ticket to ride to the top of the hill
There was no lookin' back
But a five man band rollin' round the world
Couldn't take the place of a small town girl
I had it all, then I threw it away
I shoulda known better then that

Now it's good to be back
It's good to be back in the battle again
It's good to be back
It's good to be right back where I belong
Alright now

We were half way there
We got into a fight
It was the last time I ever saw Ronnie alive
What a lonely night
I got a six string over my shoulder
I still feel like a kid I just look a bit older
People say it's a matter of time
But baby it's a matter of fact

That it's good to be back
It's good to be back in the saddle again
It's good to be back
It's good to be right back where I belong
Yeah yeah

A thousand miles in the driving rain
Doing one night stands
It's a giant leap for rock and roll
Come on let's do it again

It's good to be back
It's good to be back in the battle again
It's good to be back
It's good to be right back where I belong
Yeah yeah
Yeah
Right back where I belong
Cause I'm back
Yeah yeah
Oh




3. WAY OF THE WORLD

Time...had a hold on me
Waiting to waste me away into a memory
You...you're out on the street
This ain't the way that it was in the magazine

That's the way of the world...
I've got one foot draggin' so far behind
That's the way of the world...
Don't want to be the first to go
Don't let me be the last to know

And I...I've been looking for you
...in places where we used to go
What am I supposed to do?
Now...there's nowhere to run
Baby, I'd rather be blind than see you come undone

That's the way of the world...
You take one step forward...look two behind
That's the way of the world...
Everybody needs a place to hide
Everybody needs a friend to rely on

Where you gonna go when the arcade's closed
...and your whole world tumbles down lonesome road?
When you're dying to live...seems like you're living to die




4. STAND UP FOR LOVE

Here I go again, up against the wall
But if I don't give it everything I've got
Baby, it'll turn to nothing at all
I'll give it one more chance
Before I fade to black
I'm fightin' for my life, yeah I'm scared
But you know that I could never look back

You say I can't refuse
I've got nothing left to lose
But if you're asking me to choose

[Chorus I]
I'm gonna stand up for love
Baby, once I'm in you know I play to win
Stand up for love
But it's all that I can do
I stand up for love

What cuts you down, can it hurt so bad
It can break your faith and your soul
Like livin' in a world gone mad

When it comes back around
If your heart breaks down
You gotta hold your ground and you gotta...

[Chorus II]
Stand up for love
It's a chance I'll take, you know it's never too late to
Stand up for love
It's the best that I can do. You gotta stand up for love
Cause baby once you're in you gotta play to win
Stand up for love
Baby, I'll be good to you

(Bridge)

I think of the times when things were better, babe
Aah, I'm missing them
I never thought that they would end

(Solo)

You know I can't refuse, I've got nothing left to lose
But if you're asking me to choose I'm gonna...

[Chorus II]

I'll stand up for love
Stand up for love




5. TROUBLE

I got trouble
I got woe
I got the blues
Down to my soul
Trouble
I got problems
There are doubts
Tell me what it's all about
I got trouble
Doctor I can't sleep at night
Doctor can you make it right

I got a question
I need an answer
I need it like
A cure for cancer
Trouble
I got trouble
I need a break
Check me in
For heaven's sake
Trouble
Oh doctor I can't sleep at night
Doctor can you make it right

First you lose your lover
Then you lose your friends
It's enough to drive a man
Right to the very edge
Then you lose your money
Then you lose your mind
I need to be sedated
But I'm running out of time
Can you hear me
Whoa, I got trouble
Aaahhh

First you lose your lover
Then you lose your friends
It's enough to drive a man
Right to the very edge
Then you lose your money
Then you lose your mind
I need some inspiration
I'm running out of time

I got trouble
I got woe
I got the blues
Down to my soul
Trouble
I got problems
There are doubts
Tell me what it's all about
Trouble

Doctor I can't sleep at night
Doctor can you make it right
Doctor I can't sleep at night
Doctor can you make it right
Ahhahh trouble
So
Make it right
Doctor, doctor
Doctor, doctor
whoa




6. JERICHO

[No lyrics available]




7. OUT OF MY HEAD

Ooh ahh out of my head
Ooh ahh out of my head
Ooh ahh out of my head
Ooh ahh out of my head
Ooh ahh out of my head
Ooh ahh out of my head
Ooh ahh

Oh love me baby
You know it tears me apart
A pain in my heart
It's so sad little baby
My name is destitution
A man on the run
I think about going back
I think about going back
Before we started

I'm out of my head
I'm out of my head

So hard little baby
Should have looked before I leaped
You licked your fingers clean
If I had a 38
Would I quit talking to you
And what would it mean
Who woulda thought
I'd try
Who woulda thought
Before we started

I'm out of my head
I'm out of my head
Oooowww

It's all over baby
Should have looked before I leaped
You licked your fingers clean
It's so hard little baby
My name is destitution
A man on the run
Who woulda thought I'd try
Who woulda thought
Before we started

Ooh ahh out of my head
Ooh ahh out of my head
Ooh ahh out of my head
Ooh ahh out of my head
Ooh ahh

Out of my head

Out of my head
It's driving me mad
Tearing me apart
It's making me kill you
I must be going out of my head
I think I'm going out of my head
Yeahaaahhhhh




8. (I'M ONLY) HALF A MAN

In all the world and all that drives a boy to a girl
...some men die for...I'm gonna try for
Just you and me and no-one else can come between
It's alright girl...say you're my girl!

Well I thought I was so smart, could make it on my own
...then one love let me know

I'm only half a man (without you)
Come on baby, give me half a chance
I'm only half a man (without you)
I'm only half a man!

You're all alone, you need someone to call your own
It's a fine line....such a thin line
A hope, a dream, a chance to make your world complete
It's so strong girl....may be wrong girl

I've taken all I can, I've given all I've got
...this feeling just won't stop...

I'm only half a man (without you)
Feels so right, there's no turnin' back
I'm only half a man (without you)
I'm only half a man ....without you!

(Solo)

I guess I'm not so smart...can't make it on my own
Without your loving touch I just can't carry on...




9. (WHO PUT THOSE) THINGS IN YOUR HEAD

Oh, where do the rumours start?
Tell me where...tell me who would start
...to tear apart all that we've said?
Wonder who is that so-called friend
...listening in on you, saying I ain't true

[Chorus]
Who put those things in your head?
Things that you say got me feeling this way
Who put those things in your head?
Things that you do make it hard to be true
Who put those things in your head?

All the news that I break the rules
It ain't true that I'm using you...
...as someone who'll always be there
Look around, look beyond the sound
...of the clowns who say -- I fade away

[Chorus]

(Solo)

[Chorus]




10. LONELY TOWN

See my lonely town, factory smoke winding 'round
Backstreets take me down, take me homeward
...Lonely Town

Nobody sees the young man playing songs before the dawn
He works so hard all night long
He's here and then he's gone...gone...gone...

See my lonely town...put my hopes in the ground
I dreamed they closed you down
Take me homeward....Lonely Town

(Solo)

I dreamed they closed you down
All your hopes are in the ground
You can't blame this lonely town...

See my lonely town, factory smoke winding 'round
Backstreets take me down, take me homeward
...Lonely Town




11. BAD NEWS (TRAVELS FAST)

Alright

I've done everything in every way
When trouble comes looking
I'm waiting there
I've been done wrong
I've been confused
Last thing I needed
Was to be abused

I thought that I could change
My way some how
Bad news travels fast
And it's got me now
I thought I could undo
The things I've done
Bad news travels fast
Now I'm on the run
Bad news travels fast
Bad news travels fast
Bad news travels fast
And I'm on the run again

Tried to run
Tried to hide
When something's always
Pushing me from inside
Without lady luck
How can I win
Each roll of the dice
I lose again

[Chorus]

(Alright)

Crash and burn
Live and learn
It's not my business
And my concern
What's said and done
Is telling you
My bad reputation
Keeps me movin' on

[Chorus]

Bad news travels fast
Bad news travels fast
Bad news travels fast
And I'm on the run again
Bad news travels fast
Bad news travels fast
Bad news travels fast
Bad news
Bad bad bad news (bad news travels fast)
Bad news travels fast
Bad news travels fast
Bad
Bad news travels fast
Bad news travels fast
Oh yeah




12. FACES ON A TRAIN

Last night we said goodbye
Blew a kiss and my baby cried
And as the six white horses
Left the station gate
Solitary man
Nikon in his hand
Volunteered an observation on today
I sit in thought and wonder
On board this rolling thunder

We're only faces on a train (movin' on) We're only faces on a train (ah yeah yeah)

I see pass in parade
People of every shade
And every situation you can name
Images are real
Secrets are revealed
Flashing to their destination
All the same
My sisters and brothers
On board this rolling thunder

We're only faces on a train (we're movin' on) We're only faces on a train We're only faces on a train (ah yeah yeah) We're only faces on a train (Let's do it)

When the brakeman cried
The engineer put the hammer down
On the green light side
Switches open and the track is clear
Come on
Move it up the line
Yeah yeah yeah
Ooh alright
Yeah yeah yeah
Oooooooohhhh
I sit in thought and wonder
On board this rolling thunder

We're only faces on a train
We're only faces on a train (we're rollin' on) We're only faces on a train (we're only faces on a train) We're only faces on a train (yeah yeah yeah) We're only faces on a train (yeah ah) We're only faces on a train (movin' on) We're only faces on a train (aaaaaahhhh) We're only faces on a train We're only