Liberty

Discussion in 'Alan Price songs - lyrics' started by Jean, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. Jean

    Jean Webmaster Staff Member

    Everything But Love

    You know we gotta keep this quiet
    You know we gotta play this cool
    Now I don’t want to start a riot
    Don’t wanna be anyone’s fool
    Kiss me once, kiss me twice
    And I’ll be gone before you open your eyes
    I will give you everything but love

    I’ll meet you at the railroad station
    At a secret rendezvous
    Give you a little bit of information
    Then we’ll go and have a drink or two
    Then finally we’ll get back to your flat
    You’ll kick off your shoes and I'll keep on my hat
    And I will give you every thing but love

    I’ll give you pearls, I’ll give you rings
    I’ll give you money, that kind of thing
    I’ll be your friend when you’re down and out
    I’ll give you a call - I’ll give you sex
    I’ll give you breakfast in bed
    And I will give you everything but love

    Got your number in my paper
    I’m a kinda tabloid man
    I just want a listening female
    Who’ll pretend that she understands
    I tell you lies, you give them back
    Please turn away when I begin to crack
    Cos I can give you anything but love


    I’ll give you pearls, I’ll give you rings
    I’ll give you money, that kind of thing
    I’ll be your friend when you’re down and out
    I’ll give you a call - I’ll give you sex
    I will give you breakfast in bed
    And I will give you everything but love


    I’ll give you pearls, I’ll give you rings
    I’ll give you money, that kind of thing
    I’ll be your friend when you’re down and out
    I’ll give you a call - I’ll give you sex
    I will give you your breakfast in bed
    And I can give you everything but love, but love
    I will give you everything but love, love, love
    I will give you everything but love baby
    That’s the only thing I ain’t got nothing of baby
    I will give you everything, everything, everything ….


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  2. Jean

    Jean Webmaster Staff Member

    Days Like These



    Why should I work
    Why should I work so hard
    Who am I working for
    I feel like running away
    As they knock on my door
    Why should I work
    Why should I work so hard
    Who am I tryin’ to please
    I am locked in this chain
    And I can’t get no relief
    No relief
    Days like these
    Make me want to give in
    Days like these
    How can I ever win
    Days like these
    I am only a man
    Days like these
    Doing the best I can
    What can I do
    What can I say
    Oh no
    When will they ever learn
    How can I carry on
    Spending more that I earn
    Got no money to burn
    Days like these
    Make me want to give in
    Days like these
    How can I ever win
    Days like these
    I am only a man
    Days like these
    Trying to do the best I can

    Any way you want that way
    Don’t say you’re going to walk out on me
    Now your taking every p
    Know what you get is what you see
    What you get is me
    Days like these
    I’m just trying to survive
    Days like these
    I’m just staying alive
    Days like these
    I am only a man
    Trying to do the best I can

    Why should I work so hard
    Who am I working for
    I think I’m gonna run away
    Why should I work
    Why should I work
    Why should I work


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  3. Jean

    Jean Webmaster Staff Member

    Double Love

    In this new situation
    I seem very shaky
    And that’s not the usual way I am
    When I’m under pressure
    And you are responsible for my reaction
    I’m so substantially more
    Than the man I was previously
    One into two gives you a double love
    One into two gives you double share

    I was solidly single
    I cherished my independence
    And I don’t share very easily
    The darkest secrets in me
    And you are responsible for my reaction
    I’m so substantially more
    Than the man I was previously
    One into two gives you a double love
    One into two gives you a double share

    Oh ! You are responsible for my reaction
    I’m so substantially more
    Than the man I was previously
    One into two gives you a double love
    One into two gives you a double share
    One into two gives you a double love
    One into two gives you a double share


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  4. Jean

    Jean Webmaster Staff Member

    Fool's In Love

    Telephone’s engaged again
    Each beep beep gives me a pain
    Here I’m standing in the rain,
    People think I am insane
    I never thought that I’d be caught
    But my tap dancing’s come to nought
    Oh no ne'er the sun will cure
    The way I feel, it can’t be real.
    My dog looks at me kinda sad
    He thinks his master’s just been had
    But what he doesn’t get it seems
    The orange has begun to peel
    In all the world confusion reigns
    My circuit's fused, I’ve lost my mind
    A handy man can’t help me out
    I’ve lost my mind and it’s on the line
    This fool’s in love, fool’s in love
    This fool’s in love, fool’s in love

    Big Ben sounds of thirteen chimes
    The swallow’s left for sunnier climes
    England still expects a guy
    To cross the 't's and dot the 'i'
    This fool’s in love
    This fool’s in love
    This fool’s in love
    This fool’s in love

    The weaker sex has me undone
    I’m in the web that she has spun
    Like Icharus towards the sun
    I’m standing with a smoking gun
    I would pay a captain’s wage
    To buy the knowledge of the sage
    It’s said a girl can shake the world
    It is so plain that does occur
    This fool’s in love
    This fool’s in love
    This fool’s in love
    This fool’s in love
    This fool's in love
    Fool's in love
    Fool's in love
    Fool's in love.


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  5. Jean

    Jean Webmaster Staff Member

    Changes

    Everyone is going through changes
    And no-one knows what’s going on
    And everybody changes places
    But the world still carries on
    Love must always change to sorrow
    And everyone must play the game
    It’s here today and gone tomorrow
    But the world goes on the same

    Everyone is going through changes
    No-one knows what’s going on
    And everybody changes places
    But the world still carries on
    Now love must always change to sorrow
    And everyone must play the game
    Because it’s here today and gone tomorrow
    But the world goes on the same

    Everyone is going through changes
    No-one knows what’s going on
    And everybody changes places
    But the world still carries on
    Now love must always change to sorrow
    And everyone must play the game
    Because it’s here today and gone tomorrow
    But the world goes on the same

    Everyone is going through changes
    But the world still carries on.



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  6. Jean

    Jean Webmaster Staff Member

    Liberty

    When you are at school you are never taught the real thing
    Teachers leave their class and quietly they sing
    Alas experience and all the pain is real
    All men hate their fellow man and here they come
    Over Westminster Bridge they’re running
    In the rooms of the crown when they have discussion
    In the White House the telephone line is humming
    All the oil that they need isn’t forthcoming
    Wise men asleep in their ivory tower
    Yes this fantasy called liberty
    When in reality we’re never free
    That’s the irony of liberty
    When in reality we’re never free

    Back in the school yard they are fighting for their ball
    What started out in fun has ended in a brawl
    The biggest brute begins to put his big boot in
    When they start the fight begins
    And by the left are the troops of St Ivor’s Barracks
    By the right all the barmen are centre targets
    While the men with the gold are forever smiling
    Pretty girls unaware carry on the fighting
    Secret remorse on the dissident mob

    Oh this fantasy called liberty
    When in reality we’re never free
    That’s the irony of liberty
    When in reality you lied to me

    Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
    If the bomb doesn’t get you
    Then the government must
    They lock away their secrets
    And tell you what they like
    If you say you don’t believe them
    They’re very quick to strike
    They say you’re giving bullets
    For the army side to use
    So don’t say a word no other excuse

    This fantasy called liberty
    When in reality we’re never free
    That’s the irony of liberty
    When in reality you lied to me
    You lied to me
    This fantasy of liberty
    When in reality
    You lied to me

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  7. Jean

    Jean Webmaster Staff Member

    Say It Isn’t True
    By Jackson Browne

    In the still of the night
    Lying in the darkness
    I listen to my heart
    Say it isn’t true
    In the quiet and the dark
    The movements of my love
    And the breathing of our children
    Say it isn’t true

    In the streets and the village
    The people live their lives
    And the jobs they do for a living
    Say it isn’t true

    When you think of all the people
    in the cities of the world
    That could vanish in a moment
    Say it isn’t true

    Say it isn’t true x 4


    Well I’m alive in the city
    In the countries of the world
    I want to go on living
    I want to see my life unfurl
    And when you think of all the achievements
    And the brilliance of these times
    We must find a higher purpose
    And a better use of mind

    Say it isn’t true x 4 and x4 again


    In the still of the night
    Lying in he darkness
    I listen to my heart
    Say it isn’t true
    And in the quiet and the dark
    And the movements of my wife
    And the breathing of our children
    Say it isn’t true x 5

    When I’m alive in the city
    In the countries of the world
    And I want to go on living
    I want to see my life unfurl
    And if you think of all the genius
    In the brilliance of these times
    We must find a higher purpose
    And a better peace of mind
    Say it isn’t true x 4


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  8. julia

    julia New Member

    Mania Urbania

    Well the truth is tough to face
    when you've always lived a lie
    And the whole damned human race
    seems determined to go overboard
    and destroy the world somehow
    And just because they're tired and bored
    they all ignore the cause of their fate

    Oh, (if) they're coming after me, they won't get far
    I'm gonna lock myself inside of my car
    They might get you but they won't get me
    I'm sitting in my castle and I've thrown away the key
    You may well laugh but soon you're gonna cry
    'cos everybody catches it by and by
    It's Mania Urbania

    You claim to build a life
    and then they try to tear it down
    You suffer all the strife
    They tell you the world******
    the taxman's at your door
    They try to make you so afraid
    you're overworked and underfed

    Oh, (if) they're coming after me, they won't get far
    I'm gonna lock myself inside of my car
    They might get you but they won't get me
    I'm sitting in my castle and I've thrown away the key
    You may well laugh but soon you're gonna cry
    'cos everybody catches it by and by
    It's Mania Urbania

    (The man drops) but they'll drive him to drink
    They're always suspicious if you say what you think
    They'll tap all you telephones and open all your mail
    You try to protest and they'll throw you in jail
    They talk about freedom and personal (proceeds)
    The only time you see them is when they're on TV
    It's Mania Urbania

    Oh, (if) they're coming after me, they won't get far
    I'm gonna lock myself inside of my car
    They might get you but they won't get me
    I'm sitting in my castle and I've thrown away the key
    You may well laugh but soon you're gonna cry
    'cos everybody catches it by and by
    It's Mania Urbania (x 2)

    (And then I'm unable to hear the rest.....)

    So if anybody can add to these lyrics or/and correct them, it would be nice! - It's one of my favourites from Liberty! :) )
     
  9. Jean

    Jean Webmaster Staff Member

    Bad Dream

    We’re in the middle of a bad dream
    Nothing’s going right with me
    We’re in the middle of a bad dream
    Now what’s gonna to happen to my girl
    It’s the same old simple story
    You break if you ? ?
    We’re in the middle of a bad dream
    I think I’m doin’ me in
    This simple man is not simple no more
    This simple man can reach out his door
    Without the bullets and the bombs goin’ flyin’
    We’ve done the tears and the ? cryin’
    We’re in the middle of a bad deam
    Nothing’s going right with the world
    We’re in the middle of a bad dream
    What’s gonna happen to my girl
    Now they’re coming in from the east
    And they’re dying out in the west
    East is east, west is west
    Which one Lord, which one’s the best
    I’m in the middle of a bad dream
    Nothin’s alright with the world
    I’m in the middle of a bad dream
    What’s gonna happen to my girl...

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    can't hear the rest - anybody help?
     

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