Rising Sun

Discussion in 'Alan Price songs - lyrics' started by hollyh, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    The House of the Rising Sun

    Trad.; arr. Alan Price ;)

    There is a house in New Orleans
    That they call the Rising Sun
    And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
    And God I know 'cos I'm one

    My mother was a tailor
    Well she sewed my new blue jeans
    My father was a gamblin' man
    Down in New Orleans

    Now the only thing a gambler needs
    Is a suitcase and a trunk
    And the only time that he's satisfied
    Is when he's all a drunk

    Oh mother tell my baby sister
    Not to do what I have done
    Don't spend your life in sin and misery
    In the House of the Rising Sun

    I've got one foot on the platform
    And the other foot's on the train
    And I'm going back to New Orleans
    To wear a ball and chain

    Well there is a house in New Orleans
    That they call the Rising Sun
    And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
    And God I know 'cos I'm one
     
  2. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    I'm Coming Back

    Don't believe if you read all they write
    I'm still getting on this plane tonight
    I'm winging my way over bright city streets
    I've been away too long
    But now I'm back on my feet
    I'm coming back, I'm coming back, I'm coming back to you

    I didn't see the sun rise for a thousand days
    All my main chances seemed to drain away
    Then I got my head back
    I kept up my cool
    From now on I ain't gonna be nobody's fool
    I'm coming back, I'm coming back, I'm coming back to you
     
  3. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Mr. Sunbeam

    Once more with feeling I will try once again
    I will try to explain myself to you
    I may be down but you know I've been around
    And every time I've seen those grey skies turn to blue
    Eventually some good luck will come along
    Eventually I'll get it right instead of wrong
    Because I know that one fine day
    Lady Luck will call and say
    Mr. Sunbeam, don't you daydream
    Mr. Sunbeam, this is your lucky day.

    It's tough at the top but rougher at the bottom
    And positively boring in between
    Oh I don't lose my head I just try to make some bread
    And get to places that I have never been
    Eventually some good luck will come along
    Eventually I'll get it right instead of wrong
    Because I know that one fine day
    Lady Luck will call and say
    Mr. Sunbeam, don't you daydream
    Mr. Sunbeam, this is your lucky day.
     
  4. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Love You True

    Oh when you're feeling awful sad
    When you think it's all gone bad
    You know I love you, I love you true
    I'm the one that really cares
    And if you call me I'll be there
    You know I love you, I love you true
    And it doesn't really matter
    If this crazy world gets you down
    I can make the whole thing better
    I'll keep your feet right on the ground
    You know I love you baby, I love you, I love you true.

    All the things I do and say
    Are meant for you in every way
    You know I love you, I love you true
    You're the only girl I need
    Yes, you have taught me to succeed
    You know I love you, I love you true
    And it doesn't really matter
    If this crazy world gets you down
    I can make the whole thing better
    I'll keep your feet right on the ground
    You know I love you baby, I love you, I love you true.
     
  5. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Perfect Lady

    You know that I love you
    I know that you love me
    You're the perfect lady for me
    Right from the very start
    I knew I'd win your heart
    You're the perfect lady for me
    I will love you the rest of my life
    If you'll do me the honour of being my wife
    I'm sure that we will be
    In perfect harmony
    You're the perfect lady for me

    It's been a long, long time
    But now that you are mine
    You're the perfect lady for me
    You know that I'll be true
    Because I do love you
    You're the perfect lady for me
    I will brush away all your tears
    You'll have my hand to hold onto right through the years
    You know that I love you
    You know that you love me
    You're the perfect lady for me
     
  6. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Wake Up!

    Wake up, wake up
    Time to go to work
    Time to stop fooling around
    Wake up, wake up, wake up
    Are you ready for this
    Are you ready for this
    It's time to pull yourself together boy
    It's time to get some money in your hand
    Now this is the thing that everybody does
    You gotta wake up

    Stop talking about the strain
    Stop waiting for the brain to work for you
    Yes this is the time
    Now if you really want to make some money
    Get yourself together, wake up
    Now there's a job waiting for you
    There's a life waiting for you
    But you gotta get yourself together, boy
    Yes, you gotta get yourself together, boy
    Get out of bed
    Shake up your head
    You gotta wake up
    That's the problem
    That's the truth
    You gotta wake up
     
  7. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    The Love That I Needed

    My life was low down and dirty
    Thought I was through because I was thirty
    Had lots of girls and they were so fine
    None of them stayed and none of them was mine
    My heart was like a lead balloon
    Then you came along not a minute too soon
    I didn't have the love that I needed

    I thought money could buy me all the good things
    I spent a fortune hoping it would all bring
    All of that stuff in the forties movies
    Where boy gets girl and life is so groovy
    But then the light of your love shone through
    I saw everything that I owed to you
    I didn't have the love that I needed

    You were fine
    Yes, you were mine
    You know I didn't have the love that I needed
    You know you gave me all the love that I needed.
     
  8. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    I Have Tried

    Dancing light of love upon your face
    Always brings beauty to the darkest place of my heart
    The necessary pain of life is almost gone
    Because your kiss is like the morning sun for me
    I know that I've broken all the rules
    I've let myself be fortune's fool
    I know that I have tried in vain
    To make the sun out of the rain
    I have tried, I have tried.

    Oh my dear, I apologize once more
    And I've returned to knock upon the door for your love
    My situation is forever overturned
    I've never had to deal with a love like this that burns in me
    I know that I will tumble down
    Will never wear a hero's crown
    I know that I won't win the game
    But you'll have love, my love's the same
    I have tried, I have tried.

    I know that I've broken all the rules
    I've let myself be fortune's fool
    I know that I won't win the game
    But you'll have love, my love's the same
    I have tried, I have tried.
     
  9. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Don't Make Me Suffer

    I've lost my baby
    Don't know where she's gone
    I walked the streets all night
    Saying why did she have to leave me
    Saying now why did she have to grieve me

    I called on my friends
    Saying have you seen her
    Where will it end
    You know I was a dreamer
    Why did she have to leave me
    Saying now why did she have to grieve me

    My love for you could not be denied
    Ain't no earthly reason
    Why do I have to cry
    Oh, no, please don't make me suffer this way

    I was surprised, I was amazed
    I didn't expect it, that's why I was fazed
    Why did she have to leave me
    Why did she have to grieve me...
     
  10. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Music in the City

    Can't you hear the music, darling, in the city
    I've never seen you looking so particularly pretty
    This will be the night for dancing
    Holding, kissing, and romancing now

    Take my arm and then we will go walking
    Catch the city people in their doorways talking
    See the sights and hear the sound
    Overhead and underground now

    We have life and love, we two.
     
  11. julia

    julia New Member

    I just love Mr. Sunbeam!!!! :lol: - I also love Perfect Lady,- the stupidest song ever written! :lol: I especially love that "horn"- synth!!!! - They started using it in the early 70.- And just the fact that Alan has used that "loving-stupid" sound on that song, makes it the perfect "love/hate" song!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
     

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