Angel City

Skin and Bone tracks

Lyrics

1. NORTHWEST HIGHWAY

I love a sunburnt country
Its sweeping hills and plains
Where the red earth meets the blue sky
And it never bloody rains

Red dust red neck, silhouette at sunset
Blue heart blue sky, Spinifex soundcheck
Bus surfin' road crew, pit stoppin' tank full
Swimmin' neck-deep in the Python Pool
Yeah! Yeah!

All right, I'm on a Northwest Highway Cruise
All right, I'm on a Northwest Highway Cruise
Newman new song
Smoke in the billabong
Show me what you've got to lose

Sandfire roadhouse
Tiger in a snake jar
Road train spead freak
Hangin' in the Sleeve bar
Yeah! Yeah!

All right, I'm on a Northwest Highway Cruise
All right, I'm on a Northwest Highway Cruise
Newman new song
Smoke in the billabong
Show me what you've got to lose

Red dust red neck, silhouette at sunset
Blue heart blue sky, Spinifex soundcheck
Sandfire roadhouse, tiger in a snake jar
Road train spead freak Hangin' in the Sleeve bar
Yeah! Yeah!

All right, I'm on a Northwest Highway Cruise
All right, I'm on a Northwest Highway Cruise
Newman new song
Smoke in the billabong
All right, I'm on a Northwest Highway Cruise

All right All right
Show me what you've got, show me what you've got
Show me what you've got to lose




2. SKIN & BONE

I lost a lifetime in a day
You held me in your alien ray

Skin & bone, skin & bone
Nothin' left but skin & bone
Skin & bone, skin & bone
Nothin' left but skin & bone

No one can hear me scream in space
You can't be form the human race

Skin & bone, skin & bone
Nothin' left but skin & bone
Skin & bone, skin & bone
Nothin' left but skin & bone

You strip my body cold as stone
Dissect me down to skin and bone
You make a list of all the parts
And desecrate the sacred heart

Skin & bone, skin & bone
Nothin' left but skin & bone
Skin & bone, skin & bone
Nothin' left but skin & bone

Skin & bone, skin & bone
Nothin' left but skin & bone
Skin & bone, skin & bone
Nothin' left but skin & bone

Nothin' left but skin & bone




3. CAUGHT IN THE NIGHT

There's a shadow hanging overhead
Eyes open but still can't see
In the land of the living dead
Somebody will you walk with me
See the people in the city streets
Walk along looking at their feet
Isolation 'cause we live in fear
Looking for some way out of here

Caught in the night
Out on the streets without a home
Caught in the night
No protection when you're on your own

Never think about yesterday
Sleepwalker in a broken dream
Doesn't matter if tomorrow calls
Get on the midnight limousine

Caught in the night
Out on the streets without a home
Caught in the night
No protection when you're on your own
Caught in the night, caught in the night
Can't squeeze a drop of blood
From this heart of stone
...this heart of stone

And when the sun goes down
You're a stranger in this town
You can feel the cold
When your soul's your only home
And when I lay me down to bed
You know the street's beneath my head

There's a shadow hanging overhead
Eyes open but still can't see
In the land of the living dead
Set me free I don't wanna be

Caught in the night
Out on the streets without a home
Caught in the night
No protection when you're on your own

Caught in the night

Caught in the night, caught in the night
Can't squeeze a drop of blood
From this heart of stone
...this heart of stone




4. WITH OR WITHOUT YOU

Shakin' all night
Chasin' the flame
House on fire
Callin' her name

You want it to be
You want it to come true
But it all goes down

With or without you
With or without you
With or without you
With or without you

Passion attracts
You wanted to die
You want a bird that sings
In a hurricane eye

You want it to be
You want it to come true
But it all goes down

With or without you
With or without you
With or without you
With or without you

What you wanted was a break
Harlequin is on the take
Worlds collide
Deal the queen, lose the light
How you gonna make it right
Doin' what you gotta do
To make another day go by

With or without you
With or without you
With or without you
With or without you

Shakin' all night
Chasin' the dawn
Worlds collide
Gemini I'm gonna be gone

I'm goin' with or without you
With or without you
With or without you
(I'm goin' I'm goin')
With or without you
(Doin' what I gotta do)
With or without you
(I'm goin' I'm goin')
With or without you
(My my Gemini)
With or without you
(Doin' what I gotta do)
With or without you




5. INVISIBLE MAN

Love like living lava flows
Everywhere my woman goes
Faces like the living dead
On Oxford Street they're easy led

All my life I've been running uphill
Just to keep my world from standing still
The twisted truth I can't ignore
That love is held in place by war

I take a walk down lonely street
Where neon lights and midnight meet
She haunts me like a Siren's kiss
She doesn't know that I exist
But I can see

The invisible man
The invisible man
That's what I am
Oh that's what I am
The invisible man

Love like living lava flows
Everywhere my woman goes
She speaks to me of lovers' scenes
And Oxford Street and all its dreams

(She says) "Come take a walk down lonely street
Where neon lights and midnight meet
Past the bars and the bondage boys
We'll surrender to the noise"
She says she saves it just for me
Just one look is all I need
And I'll be free

The invisible man
The invisible man
That's what I am
That's what I am
The invisible man

The invisible man

The invisible man
Yeah, that's what I am
The invisible man
That's what I am
The invisible man
Just one look, oh yeah
Just one look, just one look




6. WASTELAND

Lone star talking to myself
Drinkin' on a bottle of Jesus wine
Wasted days, got no choice
My lover left me and took my voice
Internet love line means the most
Nobody ever gets too close
Madman at the wheel tell you how I feel
Broken like a rag doll soldier in the field

Heartbreak trap spring of steel
Going nowhere a wheel inside a wheel
Broke me up without a sound
Hardened and hurt I just shut down

Tomorrow's dreams all laid to waste
The tears I cry have a bitter taste
Madman at the wheel tell you how I feel
Broken like a rag doll soldier in the field

I've been stoned
Crashed and burned
I'm leaving the Wasteland
The tide has turned
I ain't going to the beggars' wall
I ain't gonna be the one to fall
In the Wasteland
I ain't goin' down
Down in the Wasteland

I've been stoned
Crashed and burned
I'm leaving the Wasteland
The tide has turned
I ain't going to the beggars' wall
I ain't gonna be the one to fall
In the Wasteland
I ain't goin' down

In the Wasteland
I've been stoned
Crashed and burned
I'm leaving the Wasteland
The tide has turned
Oh, I ain't going to the beggars' wall
I ain't gonna be the one to fall
In the Wasteland
I ain't goin' down
Down in the Wasteland

In the Wasteland
In the Wasteland
In the Wasteland
In the Wasteland
In the Wasteland




7. WHAT THE HELL

I was watching TV, looking at the news
It's 4am, a change is due
The Master teacher, the devotee
I see a lot of faces but they never see me
I read the papers, so doctrinaire
I look in the mirror but I'm not there
Then along came a man who said it's all true
Now I'm left alone with you

What the hell is going on
What the hell is going on

The princess dreams of wedding bells
And then she awakes to a life in Hell
Grown up wrong, a cloak of shame
And now she's looking for somebody to blame
In the secret world of the bureaucrat
The Judas priest feeds the dirty rat
Then along came a man who said it's all right
Just keep it out of sight

What the hell is going on
What the hell is going on

The Mystery Men, making wars
Talk like saints but act like whores
Hail the New World Order
The brotherhood of man
In God we trust the blind faith plan
They've let out all the inmates
And thrown away the key
It must be time to leave

What the hell is going on
(The Mystery Men, making wars
Talk like saints but act like whores)
What the hell is going on
(The New World Order
The brotherhood of man
In God we trust the blind faith plan)
What the hell is going on
(They've let out all the inmates
And thrown away the key
It must be time to leave)
What the hell is going on




8. WORLD STOPS TURNING

Everybody's tryin' to make me nervous
Got eleven ways to give up or shake it down
I didn't suffer until my old lover
Got back in the picture and passed it around town
She had a secret she couldn't keep it
'Cause she talked in her sleep and it shot me down

Then the world
The world stops turning round
Then the world
The world stops turning round

Caught in the middle I needed just a little
Love and affection to stand my ground
Took just a minute to put myself in it
She wrapped me up and took me to the lost and found
I couldn't breathe I was down on my knees
She was holding my head as she took me down

Then the world
The world stops turning round
Then the world
The world stops turning round

It's a killer but that's the way it goes
And nobody stops and nobody knows
It's a killer but that's the way it is
Everybody knows that's the way it goes

Everybody's tryin' to make me nervous
Got eleven ways to give up or shake it down
Caught in the middle I needed just a little
Love and affection to stand my ground

And the world, and the world
The world stops turning round
And the world, world
The world stops turning round
And the world
The world stops turning

Stop

Stop

Stop




9. MY LIGHT WILL SHINE

Outside a light is flashing
Inside my heart is crashing
And now our words are slashing
So this time we're gonna be apart

You know I sympathise
But there's no time for lies
I guess you realise
The look that's in your eyes
Would tear my heart

You said you're leaving me
And asked if I agreed
Then like a child you cried
When you realised your time had come

After all the things we've been through
It seems so hard to leave you

My light will shine for you tonight
My light will shine for you tonight
You're like a Claymore mine
You were my glass of wine
Can't drink you off my mind
Maybe you'll build a shrine
And tears sustain

I've crossed the Harbour Bridge
Yes, I've learned how to live
I've seen the black of night
And I've watched people fight
Wrapped in pride

After all the things we've been through
It seems so hard to leave you

My light will shine for you tonight
My light will shine for you tonight
A love by any name, you won't wear like chains
Let me hold you tonight

A love by any name, you won't wear like chains
Let me hold you tonight

I said that I would wait forever
And so you took me at my word

My light will shine for you tonight
My light will shine for you tonight
A love by any name, you won't wear like chains

My light will shine for you tonight
My light will shine for you tonight
A love by any name, you won't wear like chains
Let me hold you tonight




10. CALL THAT LIVING

Workin' in a sweat shop
Tryin' to make enough to buy an '85 panel van
Wanna see a local band
Got to pay the rent man
Slave till the weekend
Sittin' on a rooftop feelin' the pressure drop
Away from the rat-race
High in a safe place
Monday morning comes around again

Call that living
Call that living
Call that living

Draggin' down the main street
Crankin' up the radio
Brother got a mean streak
Sister in a strip show
Six-pack, video, everybody dressed to kill
Monday morning comes around again
Call that living
Call that living
Call that living

Do ya feel like the outside's closin' in
When Monday morning comes around again
Do ya feel that the outside's closin' in
Did you read in the paper you were born to win
Then Monday morning comes around again

Call that living
Call that living
Call that living




11. SOUL SURGEON

I've been in Hell all night
I've been hangin' our for dawn
Now I'm sick to my soul
Feelin' tattered and torn
Sure picked a bad time
Picked a bad time for me
I don't need no advice
But I know what I need

I need a Soul Surgeon tonight
I fell from grace
I fell from sight
Take away my pain
Give me back my life
Don't need a Medicine Man
He's selling snake oil that's for sure
I need some healing that's guaranteed
Gonna need a Wonder Cure

Gonna need a Soul Surgeon tonight
I need a Soul Surgeon
Make me feel all right

Some nights I wake up burning
Living in a life that kills
And if you can't help me woman
I know the devil will

I need a Soul Surgeon tonight
I need a Soul Surgeon
Make me feel all right
A Soul Surgeon
Gonna need a Soul Surgeon
Soul Surgeon
Soul Surgeon

Make me feel all right
Make me feel all right
Make me feel all right
Searching for my Soul Surgeon




12. MOVIN' ON

Only you can tell
Only you can know me
Only you can see what's going on
Only you can choose
Don't you try to own me
Only you can know where I belong

I gave you trust you gave me nothing but pain
It's in the air I breathe
I can't keep wasting all my days and nights
I can't keep trying to believe
I know what I want
I've got to move on
I've seen much better days
You've been in my life too long
It's time for us to go our separate ways
You've been in my life too long

I can move the earth
I can make the wind blow
I can do anything at all
I can firewalk
I can make the tide turn
Only you can see how far I fall

Now I wonder what the hell I'm gonna do
I don't feel safe when you get close
You got me lookin' at the sky for clues
For the love that never shows

I know what I want
I've got to move on
I've seen much better days
You've been in my life too long
It's time for us to go our separate ways
You've been in my life too long

Nothing ever changes 'till the change is made
Nothing changes 'till the change is made, never changes
Nothing ever changes 'till the change is made
Nothing changes 'till the change is made, never changes
Nothing ever changes 'till the change is made
'Till the change is made, 'till the change is made
Nothing ever changes 'till the change is made

I know what I want
I've got to move on
I've seen much better days
You've been in my life too long
It's time for us to go our separate ways
You've been in my life too long

I've seen much better days
I've got to move on
In my life, in my life