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Lawless- Lyrics

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CONDITION CRITICAL

Hey mister, can ya tell me
I think I’m gonna go insane
Love that little lady
But she don’t seem to see thing’s the same
Went to see the doctor
Said I’m comin’ down real fast
Need a piece o’ lovin’
Or it ain’t gonna last

Take two o’ these
Ring me in the mornin’ he said
That’s all very well
If you’ve got an achin’ head

What’s the matter mister?
My condition’s critical
Need a strong elixir
My condition’s critical

Ever since she gave me the bad news
I ain’t left the scene of the crime
No matter what the doc prescribes me
Nothin’s gonna change her mind

My temperature
Is risin’ to a hundred & ten
Gonna take a miracle
To fix the state I’m in

What’s the matter mister?
My condition’s critical
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
My condition’s critical
Need a strong elixir
My condition’s critical
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
My condition’s critical

(SOLO)

Take two of these
Ring me in the mornin’ he said
That’s all very well
If you’ve got an achin’ head

What’s the matter mister?
My condition’s critical
Need a strong elixir
My condition’s critical
What’s the matter mister?
My condition’s critical
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
My condition’s critical

IN MY HEART

Safe in my heart
I’ll hold you tonight
I feel you near
Guiding my hand

It wasn’t always quite so easy
To let you know the way I feel
But as the time moves on so slowly
Around that ever turnin’ wheel
My mind’s becomin’ so much clearer
All I wanna do
Is watch over you

No one truly understood you
Your life was not an open book
They didn’t see you for who you really were
But all they had to do was look
My mind’s becoming’ so much clearer
All I wanna do
Is watch over you

Safe in my heart
I’ll hold you tonight
I feel you near
Guiding my hand

Safe in my heart
I’ll hold you tonight
I feel you near
Guiding my hand

Safe in my heart
I’ll hold you tonight
I feel you near
Guiding my hand

THICK AS THIEVES

(V1)

You won’t find me in the gutter
With my head between my knees
Or find me in a dust up
Without ’em helping’ me
They wont come round takin’ liberties
Or eat me outa house ‘n’ home
Ain’t it good to know ya got good friends
To call your very own

(BRIDGE)

Those people in high places
Eat the finest caviar
But I’m quite happy to sit here
With my friends at the bar

(CH)

Thick as thieves thick as thieves baby
Thick as thieves thick as thieves & a little bad company
Thick as thieves thick as thieves baby
Thick as thieves thick as thieves, oh yeah

(V2)

Can trust ’em with my old lady
Can trust ’em with my life
Can trust ’em not to lag me in
Or in my back stick a knife
You know they ain’t well mannered
Or an educated clan
Just a bunch o’ regular guys
Keen to lend a helping’ hand

(BRIDGE)

Those people in high places
With their cocaine & cigars
Try to tell me where it’s at
With their heads up in the stars

THICK AS THIEVES cont

(CH)
(SOLO)
(BRIDGE)
(CH)

PLAYIN WITH FIRE

(V1)

Meet me around the corner
I’ll take you to the show
And when the lights go down
Were gonna rock’n roll
Then after the show
I’ll take you to my home
That’s when i remember
I don’t live there alone

(CH)

You’ve got love / i’m playin with fire
You’ve got love / i’m playin with fire
Come on baby / my guns for hire

(BRIDGE)

It’s hard on the road, don’t ya think it shows
And she’s mess’n with me
Tell’n crazy lies, its evil in disguise
Evil

(SOLO – FOZZ)
(CHORUS)

You’ve got love / i’m playin with fire
You’ve got love / i’m playin with fire
And when you pull my trigger
I’m gonna take you higher

(SOLO KEV)
(CHORUS)

You’ve got love / i’m playin with fire
You’ve got love / i’m playin with fire
I can’t forget you
You set my soul on fire

I’m playin with fire / i’m playin with fire
I’m playin with fire / i’m playin with fire
My guns for hire and i’m playin with fire

 

LAWLESS STREET

(V1)

You gave the Devil a ride & He became the driver
He made damn sure you exchanged seats
You gave Him an inch & He became a ruler
And you soon became a cold black seed

(CH)

Well you did what you did & never be told
he path to redemption was a hard road
You staked your claim & you booked your seat
And that’s how you ended up on this lawless street
Lawless street x 4

(V2)

Now how did you get here but who really cares
Well it’s too late to leave but your friends are all here
Downtown get around get over here
Say haven’t I seen your face before
With your ankles behind your ears

(CH)
(SOLO)
(V3)

Worry is a dark room where negatives develop
And forbidden fruits end up as sour jam
Now there are two paths you can go by
But to be almost saved is to be totally lost down on
Lawless street x 7

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

(V1)

Lookin’ through our troubled past
Who’d have thought we’d ever last
Babe you put me through the test
But I don’t settle for second best
Sometimes I feel like walkin’ out the door
But you keep comin’ back for more

(PRE CH)

Today is the present
Yesterday’s the past
Tomorrow is the future
Memories to last

(CH)

Baby, baby thanks for the memories
Baby, baby thanks for the memories

(V2)

Sometimes I break but my love will survive
Women can really hurt your pride
Sometimes a vulnerable boy like me
Can’t see the forest through the trees

(CH)
(BRIDGE)

Memories – Made to last
Memories – Years go fast
Memories – Now & forever
Will see me through the stormy weather

(SOLO)
(PRE CH)
(CH) X2

MISSING YOU

(V1)

Well they took you out of my life
I get no answers like before
Breakin’ down the door
Emptiness tore a hole in me
I lost my sanity for a while
They were tellin’ me lies

(CH)

It’s been a long time – But everything is gonna be all right
All my lifetime – All I wanna do is hold you tight
I read your letter – & it tells me that you’re feelin’ blue
It’s been a long time missin’ you

(V1)

The pain set deep inside of me
I was drinkin’ out on the streets
I was lost with nowhere to go
Well I can’t say if it was my fault
Rock ‘n’ roll I never thought was sin
Let the music begin

(CH)
(INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE)
(SOLO)
(CH) X 2

THINGS AIN’T TURNED OUT

(V1)

Things ain’t turned out the way you thought
But it ain’t to late to turn it all around
Don’t complicate the simple things
Cause what you’ll find is it’ll only bring you down
Now you feel the pain inside
So much for love is what you say
Think you’d be better off with solitaire
But don’t blame this game it’s just the way you play

(V2)

More or less you take control
But from time to time you have to let things go
I may be on the outside looking in
But from where I stand I felt it right to let you know
Don’t walk away when things get tough
You know that you can make it right
So if it means that much to you
You can’t give up without a fight

(SOLO)

Now you feel the pain inside
So much for love is what you say
So if it means that much to you
You can’t give up without a fight

(V3)

Things ain’t turned out the way you thought
But it ain’t to late to turn it all around
Don’t complicate the simple things
Cause what you’ll find is it’ll only bring you down
Things ain’t turned out the way you thought (SLIDE)
Things ain’t turned out (SLIDE) Things ain’t turned out (SLIDE)
Things ain’t turned out (BY 3 WITH SLIDE)

LIFE IN THE OLD DOG YET

(INTRO)

Have you ever felt like not having a go
Too many beers & too much blow
They say life is what you make it, Lord I know
But when the clock strikes six I’m ready to go

(V1)

Boss is screamin’ hands are shakin’
Smile is crackin’ back is breakin’
Mind is lapsin’ body slackin’
But need the money
On the hustle flex those muscles
Good conversation I’m a sensation
Got her heart beatin’ & she’s a sweet thing
And I’m a mongrel

(PRE-CH)

My mind’s made up & I can’t lose
I’ve talked her out of the daydream blues
Into a taxi & home we cruise
Wonder what position I’m gonna choose
Later on she whispered to me
She was quite astounded actually

(CH)

There’s life, life in the old dog, life in the old dog yet (BY 2)

(V2)

Phone is ringin’ & I ain’t talkin’
Bitch is bitchin’ cryin’ & squawkin’
The dog is barkin’ & I’m laughin’
I think it’s funny
Back in the saddle ain’t got no hassles
I’m through fallin’ & the road is callin’
White line fever bangin’ beaver
I’ll always leave her to find the next one

(PRE-CH 2)

My minds made up & I can’t refuse
I’ll never be trapped by the city blues
Don’t care for tomorrow I live for today
And I won’t have it any other way
Then all of a sudden it occurred to me
I’m gonna grow up disgracefully

(CH)

There’s life, life in the old dog, life in the old dog yet (BY 3)

(SOLO)
(INTRO)

Have you ever felt like not havin’ a go
Too many beers & too much blow
They say life is what you make it, Lord I know
Life, life, life in the old dog yet

(CH)

There’s life, life in the old dog, life in the old dog yet (BY 3)
Life in the old dog yet (BY 6)

SOUL FREE

(V1)

Monkey see, monkey do
Playing by numbers in a human zoo
Judged by colour, race or creed
Ostracised & criticised in the land of the free

(PRE – CH)

We’re always trying to get a foot in the door
Expressing ourselves is what we should aim for
Understand that the only free man
Is the one who speaks out, better scream & shout

(CH)

Open your mind & search inside & get soul free
Let wisdom & youth show you the truth & get soul free

(V2)

Amidst confusion the great white hope
Sucker on a pedestal throwing me a rope
I hear a message loud & clear
Goes into my head & out of my ear

(PRE – CH)
(CH)
(SOLO)
(CH) BY 2

SHOW ME THE MONEY

(V1)

Well I’ve got a little problem with paying my bill’s on time
Be a lot better off if I could grow cash on a vine
Some people they saying that it ain’t everything
But I put it up there around about oxygen
Things might be different if I was born with a silver spoon
But that ain’t the case I’m just howling at the moon
I just keep on working till my back is stiff & sore
Hand in my pocket when I get paid they just want more

(CH)

Show me the money, show me the money
Cross my palm with that stuff mister please
Show me the money, show me the money
Ain’t nothing in this world that is so sweet

(V2)

Well the ladies don’t want to know about a man that’s poor
Too little, too late, they’re showing you the door
The thing they love is sitting right there in your pants
In your back pocket it’s credit cards or cash
Come on honey, I’ve got something here for you
She said, I’m sorry mister, you know that just won’t do
I like the finer thing’s, I’m sure you’ll understand
Show me your bank balance baby, I’m putty in your hands

(CH)
(SOLO)
(CH) BY 2

ECSTASY

Wake up in the morning the sun begins to shine
This little lady keeps playing on my mind
I like her style I like her touch
Her body & love I just can’t get enough

When she comes around she drives me wild
Innocent smile you know what I need
Ecstasy

Lying in the sand the Moon is flying high
A magic moment the lady & I
She’s pretty hot & slightly obscene
But that’s all right if you know what I mean

When she comes around she drives me wild
Innocent smile you know what I need
Ecstasy

(SOLO)

Moving through the night she’s the real thing
A lovely lady bird on a wing
Unlike no other I have had before
She’s got something you know she’s got it all

Ecstasy
Ecstasy