Lyrics for the LP "Alan Price"

Discussion in 'Alan Price songs - lyrics' started by hollyh, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Rainbow's End

    It's all just a dream...
    Walkin' down the streets inflamed
    I close my eyes and feel ashamed
    The world is turning out to be just like an open drain
    Killers here and sinners there
    The buildings ache with disrepair
    The streets are filled with this tortured 20th century's stain

    The crowd enjoys the suicide show
    Tells the man to jump into the streets below
    The siren chorus are joining in the fun
    The wino in the basement dump
    Hears the body on his trashcan thump
    Now's the time for the father to collect your son

    Will I ever live in Rainbow's End
    Where everyone is everybody's friend
    And the world of care is left behind
    And happiness is easy to find
    Will I ever live in Rainbow's End
    It's all just a dream...

    Will I ever live in Rainbow's End
    Where everyone is everybody's friend
    Where happiness is easy to find
    And the world of care is left behind
    Will I ever live in Rainbow's End
    It's all just a dream...

    The sun shines on suburban wives
    Who live their alcoholic lives
    In hazy, lazy days going old, confined, and mad
    And their husbands are executives
    The title means just more credit to live
    They hold their kids and say
    What a wonderful time we're going to have

    Will I ever live in Rainbow's End
    Where everyone is everybody's friend
    Where happiness is easy to find
    And the world of care is left behind
    Will I ever live in Rainbow's End...[repeat]

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  2. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    I've Been Hurt

    I've been hurt, been made to feel so bad
    I've been accused of sins I've never had
    I've been told how to organise my life
    I've seen blood but I never held the knife
    I've been hurt, been made to feel so bad

    I've been used, manipulated's what I've been
    I've been cursed by a mean old gypsy queen
    I've been told I've wrecked a dozen lives or more
    I was innocent, 'cos I didn't know the score
    I've been used, manipulated's what I've been.
    Now tell 'em what I mean..

    [instrumental break]

    I've been fooled, but I won't be used again
    I'll be cool, no Pavlov's dog inside my brain
    I remember what she done to me
    I will taste the fruit long before I buy the tree
    I've been fooled, but I won't be fooled again.
    I've been hurt, I've been hurt, I've been hurt....

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  3. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    I Wanna Dance

    It might be because we're under southern stars
    Or under a moon that shines for hours and hours
    Maybe it's just because a girl like you
    Can make me do anything that I wanna do
    I wanna dance with you baby, dance with you baby, don't you know
    I wanna dance with you baby, dance with you baby, don't you know

    Oh, let's leave the others and we'll dance alone
    Darlin', I want you for my very own
    Down on the beach by the rolling sea
    It's amazing what the music can free in me
    I wanna dance with you baby, dance with you baby, don't you know
    I wanna dance with you baby, dance with you baby, don't you know

    I wanna dance

    I wanna dance with you baby, dance with you baby don't you know
    I wanna dance with you baby, dance with you baby don't you know

    Oh, a little more food and a glass more wine
    I may be anybody's but at least you're mine
    It's a shame that a day like this will have to end
    But please remember me because I'll always need a friend
    I wanna dance with you baby, dance with you baby don't you know
    I wanna dance with you baby, dance with you baby don't you know

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  4. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Let Yourself Go
    by Theodore Thunder/David Rose

    Lovers are bound to quarrel
    On some rainy day
    And should their love be dying
    They're in each other's way
    Words are often spoken
    With such little truth behind them
    So I'm gonna leave the door open
    In case you change your mind

    I can see what you're doing to me
    And I know you want to be free
    Take the time, try to unwind a little bit
    Then you'll find there's nothing to do
    But let yourself go

    It's such a shame that it had to end this way
    'Cos I was really sure that this time it was gonna be right
    Don't hold yourself back
    Open your head wide
    And let the time ride

    'Cos I can see what you're doing to me
    And I know you want to be free
    Take the time and try to unwind a little bit
    Then you'll find there's nothing to do
    But let yourself go

    Understand the meaning of what I'm trying to say
    Our love is on the rocks now, darlin'
    And I just can't stand the pain
    You're drinking all my whiskey
    Just to pass away the time
    You behave as though we're strangers in our world
    And to me that's such a crime

    I can see what's happening to me
    And I know you want to be free
    Inside out, turn me about
    Why don't you underline the things on your mind
    And let yourself go
    Let yourself go
    Let yourself go
    Let yourself go...

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  5. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Just For You

    Just for you, I'll take whatever life can give
    Just for you, I'll pour the ink right out my nib
    I can do all the things you've ever wanted to do
    Every single moment I think about you
    For you, I'll do it all just for you.

    Just for you, I'll take the rough and take the smooth
    Just for you, I'll try to do my best to prove
    I can do all the things you've ever wanted to do
    What's more, baby, everything is times two
    For you, I'll do it all just for you.

    Just for me, you're all I ever dreamed you'd be
    Just for you, I'll reach out and shake the money tree
    I will do all the things you've ever wanted to do
    What's more baby, everything is times two
    For you, I'll do it all just for you.

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  6. hollyh

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    I'm a Gambler

    I'm a gambler
    I keep on taking chances
    And I'm playing with my time
    And if I lose, well, now, I ain't gonna worry, Lord
    I keep layin' it down hard on the line.

    I'm a gambler
    A little gentleman of fortune
    I don't owe nobody nothing
    And if I did, well, I ain't gonna worry, Lord
    I'll give it all away and I'll start all over again

    I'm a gambler
    I keep on taking chances
    But my feet are always on the ground
    I'm a gambler
    I keep on taking chances
    But I move so fast that they never hear a sound.

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  7. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Poor Boy
    By John Gordon

    Well, I'm a poor boy
    I'm smarter than the rest
    I'm a poor boy
    I won't take second best
    I'm coming after you
    And there's nothing you can do
    So give me your love, love, love.

    I'm a poor boy
    And I've got myself a plan
    I'm a poor boy
    Goin' to steal you from your man
    There's nothing you can say
    'Cos I'll get you anyway
    So give me your love, love, love.

    Some were born to give
    Some were born to take
    I was born for taking everything I can make
    Some wer born to run
    Some were born to fight
    And I was born for loving and stealing in the night

    Well, I'm a poor boy
    But I'm going to the top
    I'm a poor boy
    I aint' never gonna stop
    I'm coming after you
    'Cos there's so much we could do
    So give me your love, love, love.


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  8. hollyh

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    The Same Love
    By John Gordon

    All you people out there
    Who think that love is so good
    Well, the warning I give
    Will be misunderstood
    Love is a poison
    Too sweet to resist
    And the seeds have been sown
    Since the first time you kissed

    The same love that takes your heart
    Is the same love that takes it apart
    Stay out of the rain is a lesson I've learned
    Don't play with the flame and you won't get burned

    So you think it's a gamble
    And you think it's a game
    Or a ride on a tiger
    You think you can tame
    It will hold you, control you
    And string you along
    And hurt without mercy
    When your lover has gone

    All you people out there
    You'd better listen to me
    When the one that you want
    Becomes the one that you need
    All your nights will be long
    All your luck will be bad
    When the one that you need
    Will be the one you can't have.

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  9. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Is It Right?
    By Theodore Thunder/David Rose

    Flowers are still in bloom
    The garden is out of tune
    Summer has been and gone
    But still all the flowers are lingering on

    Like the weather you come and go
    And where you come from nobody knows
    Alll my friends say what a hopeless mess I'm in
    And all I ever do is cry
    I can't remember some of the places I've been
    And I don't even know some of the faces I've seen

    Is it wrong, wrong, wrong, or is it right?
    I just can't tell you
    It takes a long, long time
    To get it right
    I just can't wait that long

    Come on, girl, you know I'm blue
    I've got my sense of direction following you
    Like the weather you come and go
    And where you're comin'g from nobody knows
    I can't remember some of the places I've been
    And I don't even know some of the faces I've seen

    Is it wrong, wrong, wrong or is it right?
    How can I make you be my light
    My sunshine every day

    Why do I feel so blue
    Is it because we're through
    I think it's down to you
    'Cos somehow I'm hoping my dreams maybe are gonna come true


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  10. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Life Is Good

    When the long day is over
    And the lights start to shine
    In that magical moment
    When the whole world is mine
    I just think of the wonder
    Of the life that I lead
    And I thank you for giving
    All the love that I need

    You are more than anything I've tried to win
    You have shown me where it all begins
    And it's good to know
    That my nights are aglow
    With the light of your smile
    At least for a while
    Life is good.

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  11. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    The Thrill

    Oh, I just love the thrill of rock'n'roll
    It gives release unto the darkest soul
    The thickest yob can get a job
    Rock'n'roll can keep you off the dole.

    Oh, I just love the groupies and their style
    They'll do just anything just for your smile
    They'll take you to bed and they'll take your bread
    And put the stories on the newspaper file

    Have you heard the latest
    So-and-so's not straight
    He drops lots of downers
    But his latest single's great

    Oh, I just love the thrill of rock'n'roll
    It gives release unto the darkest soul
    So I'll remain on board the roundabout
    And make a fortune with records and a shout.

    Have you heard the latest
    About so-and-so's new deal
    His contract specifies hookers
    He says they give him a better feel

    Oh, I just love the thrill of rock'n'roll
    It gives release unto the darkest soul
    The thickest yob can get a job
    Rock'n'roll can keep you off
    Rock'n'roll can keep you off
    Yes rock'n'roll can keep you off the dole.

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