Steppenwolf

At Your Birthday Party tracks

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1. DON'T CRY

(No lyrics available)




2. CHICKEN WOLF

You, comin' here
Tellin' me how proud you are
Some clown just handed you
A shiny little silver star
You say, over there, the men are brave
While the chickens stay away
'Cause they're all too much afraid
To fight for somthin' they should believe in
I'm sorry friend, you've got it backwards

They won't follow when your whistle blows
Won't come runnin' when your rooster crows
Don't eat the same old corn until their minds have gone
They don't fear the squawk of the little silly chicken hawk
Uh, uh huh, help us clean our own backyard
Before you go to preach abroad
Believe me, it won't be easy

As you well know, not ever bird can roam the sky
I see your wings, man, but can you fly?
All I see when I look down, something jumpin' on the ground, scratchin'
dirt
Cluckin' in the barnyard, tell me, could that be you?
In that case, lay another egg
Try to save yourself from the bar-b-cue




3. LOVELY METER

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4. ROUND AND DOWN

One another, love each other, friendliness is kind
Specially when you're a friend of mine
Come together at the same time

Round and Round and get a down
Round and Round and get a down
Round and Round and get a down

To each other, sister, brother
We're not getting up, going down

Round and Round and get a down
Round and Round and get a down
Round and Round and get a down




5. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE

Your eyes are moist, you scream and shout
As though you were a man possessed
From deep inside comes rushing forth
All the anguish you suppressed
Up on your wall hangs your degree
Your parents craved so much for you
And though you're trained to make your mark
You still don't quite know what to do

It's never too late to start all over again
To love the people you caused the pain
And help them learn your name
Oh, no, not too late
It's never too late to start all over again

Well, it's much to late to start again
To try and find a little bliss
So on your woman and your child
You release your bitterness
You drift apart some more each day
You feel the guilt and loneliness
And the God of your childhood you can't find
To save you from your emptiness

It's never too late to start all over again
To love the people you caused the pain
And help them learn your name
Oh, no, not too late
It's never too late to start all over again

You say you've only got one life to live
And when your dead your gone
Your family comes to your grave
And with tears in their eyes
They tell you, you did something wrong
"You left us alone"

Tell me who's to say after all is done
And you're finally gone, you won't be back again
You can find a way to change today
You don't have to wait 'til then

[epeat Chorus]




6. SLEEPING DREAMING

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7. JUPITER CHILD

The one who reads the stars has told me
Why you're not like everyone
Your father is a fiery wizard
He travels all around the sun
No one ever knew just where you came from
Orphan girl, you grew up wild
Your father left you on the way home
Yes, girl, you're a Jupiter's child

Wish I knew the way back
Back to where you came
Gladly I would leave here
Take another name
I can tell by you, it must be true
It's up on Jupiter's face
They don't embrace our own disgrace
Somebody, help me off this place

You really quite belonged
Like a pearl among the swine
You tried to live the way we do
Hoping you would learn in time
But, mankind, with all it's virtue
Will soon make you lose your smile
On this earth, with all it's madness
Heaven help a Jupiter's child

Wish I knew the way back
Back to where you came
Gladly I would leave here
Take another name
I can tell by you, it must be true
It's up on Jupiter's face
They don't embrace our own disgrace
Somebody, get me off this place




8. SHE'LL BE BETTER

You've got to pick
Pick out a song
It's an easy way to right the wrong
And if the words
If the words, words, touch your mind
She'll be better, if you'll be kind

If you don't say
If you don't say what's in your heart
There's no better way for fallin' apart
Open the door and let
Let the sun shine
Yeah, she'll get better
She'll be better
Just give her some time
She'll get better
Just give her some time
She'll get better
'Cause there's tear, tear, tear
Tear drops in her eyes like the rain
Rain drops it's true
She'll know the reason why
She'll know why




9. CAT KILLER

(Instrumental)




10. ROCK ME

She asked me maybe I could share her sorrow
For all the men that tried to treat her wrong
Though just a baby, awaiting her tomorrow
It's rock me baby, rock me baby, all night long

She needs an answer to her confusion
Someone to guide her with tenderness
But when she's askin' for a solution
All that she gets, you know, is something like this

I don't know where we come from
Don't know where we're goin' to
But if all this should have a reason
We would be the last to know
So let's just hope there is a promised land
Hang on 'til then
As best as you can

Ev'rybody's ills, you know it fills her with compassion
That's why she tries to save the world alone
She helps the needy in her own fashion
And tries to give them all her own

She needs an answer to her confusion
Someone to guide her with tenderness
But when she's askin' for a solution
All that she gets, you know, is
Something like this

[Repeat Chorus]




11. GOD FEARING MAN

What drives a man to do all that he can
Brings people down to what he call his own
Believes in himself but nobody else
Does he trust and try to understand
How they feel, can he see?

Not so good

He's a god fearing man
Yes, he does all that he can
To try and understand
What's wrong with this fellow man?

What's wrong, what's wrong?

He looks at me, what does he see?
Blood, flesh and bones and my rib
Love is gone and hate has come
But don't blame yourself
If you can't find somebody else

He's a god fearing man
Yes, he does all that he can
To try and understand
What's wrong with this fellow man?

What's wrong, what's wrong?
What's wrong with this fellow man?
What's wrong, what's wrong?
What's wrong with this fellow man?
What's wrong, what's wrong?

What drives a man to do all he can
Brings people down to what he call is own
believes in himself but nobody else
Does he trust and try to understand
How they feel, can he see?

Not so good

He's a god fearing man
Yes, he does all that he can
To try and understand
What's wrong with this fellow man?

What's wrong, what's wrong?
What's wrong with him?
What's wrong, what's wrong?
What's wrong, what's wrong?




12. MANGO JUICE

(Instrumental)




13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

(No lyrics available)