Lyrics

Rough Diamond Child


I recall what my mother said to me
When I was a baby sitting on her knee
Son no matter what you may become
Don’t you ever forget where you come from
You are a rough diamond in the mine
One day you will have your chance to shine
You’re gonna shine
Rough Diamond Child (x4) When I moved into your neighbourhood
Everybody said I was no good
Girl you were the only one to see
You said there was something more to me You said you are a rough diamond in the mine
One day you will have your chance to shine
You’re gonna shine
Rough Diamond Child (x4)




Vintage Wine


Say you love me, ‘fore I lose my mind
Please believe me, there’s no axe to grind
Our love’s an open door
But it could be much more
It could be so sublime
It could improve with time
Just like fine vintage wine

While you’re sleeping, laying in your bed
I am weeping, over things unsaid
This love of ours could be
Oh so magical
A glass half empty
Can be a glass half full
Of love like vintage wine May your future, spare you from regret
Good together, will get better yet
Our love’s an open door
But it could be much more
It could be so sublime
It could improve with time
Just like fine vintage wine
Love like vintage wine
Love like vintage wine
Love like vintage wine
Love like vintage wine




Yours For a Song


I am yours yours yours, yours for a song
I knew we’d get together before long
It was clear that first morning that a new, new day was dawning
So please be mine and I’ll be yours, yours for a song

Every woman I’ve ever loved has done me wrong
From New York to San Francisco to old Hong Kong
They all had the recipe on how to make a fool of me
So please be mine and I’ll be yours, yours for a song
In the cold cold light of day can you be true
If you can then this man will be true to you
‘Cause I’ve been lied to, I’ve been used
I’ve been mistreated and I’ve been abused
So now I’m yours yours yours, yours for a song
Yes...
I am...
I’ll be yours, yours, yours............. yours for a song




I'll Get To You


I’ll get to you, I won’t be happy ‘til I do
I’ll get to you, I won’t be happy ‘til I do
And then I’ll keep you satisfied, way down inside
I’ll get to you, I won’t be happy ‘til I do.
When I walk by, I see you giving me the eye
When I walk by, I see you giving me the eye
And then I know it won’t be long before our love grows strong
When I walk by, I see you giving me the eye.

 No other miss, ever made me feel like this
No other miss, ever made me feel like this
When you wear your hair so long, it really turns me on

No other miss, ever made me feel like this.




Jenny Lee


I love my whisky, and I love my gin
But if you come back home, I’ll never drink again
If I lived my life, like a millionaire
I’d give it all away, if you just come back here In my life I’ve made a few mistakes
But none so great as driving you away
So hear my plea, little Jenny Lee
I’m gonna change my ways, just wait and see Well if you and your baby, ever fuss and fight
Make no mistake, you got to hang on tight If you see my baby, please send her home
Tell her my love, for her has grown
Last time I saw her, she was walkin’ slow
Down to catch the bus, to where I don’t know.




Outside Looking In


As I roam around, from town to town
I see all my old buddies, all settled down
And it seems to me, I’ll always be
Here on the outside, just looking in You’ve got your wife, and some kind of life
You take the time, you need to unwind I ride the highways, rain hail or shine
But I never notice, all those exit signs So that’s my story, and I hope you will find
Next time you see me, you will know my state of mind.




How Long?


How long, how long, how long; how long, can one man have these blues
How long before he knows for sure, he ain’t go nothing left to lose
How long, how long; how long can one many carry on
Hoping, praying and pleading; pleading for his woman to come back home
How far, how far, how far; how far must my baby be
That she can’t ‘phone and she can’t write a letter,
Can’t get no kind of message through to me
How far, how far; how far is the sun from you and I
If you can see the stars tonight baby, I’ll write my love across the sky How strong, how strong, how strong; how strong must these chains be
To keep me tied to a love that’s sinkin’, down to the bottom of the
Deep blue sea
How deep, how deep, how deep; how deep can the darkest ocean be
I wonder is it deep enough, to drown my misery




Nobody


Nobody took away the one good thing you found
Nobody ever turned your whole world upsidedown
Before you give out advice for free
You ain’t been there, you don’t know nothing about me Who was it, left you with no way to carry on
Who was it, made you wish that you had never been born There was a time when I was just like you
I did the things I was supposed to do
I worked two jobs, I did the graveyard shift
You read the book, I was the one who wrote it Nobody ever made a fool of you
Nobody, ever made you feel the way I do




Get A Job


When I was a boy back in ’68
Bought myself a guitar and I was playin’ just great
I got me some flares and a paisley body shirt
Then my old man came up and said something that really hurt
Go get a job, go get a job
He said quit acting like a jerk, everybody got to work
Go get a job
I met the girl of my dreams and she fell in love with me
I said “baby lets set a date”, she said “no-we gotta wait”
I said “what do you mean” she said “think of all the things we need
Like a colour TV, and a washing machine”
Go get a job, go get a job
She said “baby don’t be a jerk, everybody got to work
Go get a job”. I got my shit together and I formed a little band
One time we were wailing on this one-night stand
The joint got busted and I went before the judge
He said “son now listen hear I’ve just about had enough”
Go get a job, go get a job
He said “son don’t be a jerk, everybody got to work”
Go get a job




Insomniac


Every night when I lay down
I toss and turn and roll around
I drink hot milk and I count sheep
Still I cannot get to sleep
Baby since you went away
Think about you night a day
I’ve lost weight, my eyes are black
I am an insomniac No more can I sleep, no more can I sleep
Insomniac I turn on my radio
Listen to the late late show
Dawn is breaking bright outside
Still my eyes are open wide I miss you wink, I miss your grin
I miss the way you tuck me in
I miss your bark, I miss your bite
I miss the way you say goodnight I am an insomniac.




Out Of My Reach


Your eyes are the colour of the sea
Your lips are calling me
At the end of the day, it’s always the same
You are always just out of my reach
The night you came to me
Saying you longed to be free
We talked and we talked, the whole night away
But you were always just out of my reach Sometime you hold me tight
Sometimes you kiss me goodnight
But at the end of the day, it’s always the same
You are always just out of my reach.




Living On Borrowed Time


Well I’ve been to see your Mama, to ease my worried mind
I said “your daughter’s misbehaving and she’s living on borrowed time”
She said “do not give in to her, ‘cause that won’t do no good
When she was a young girl, we didn’t do the things we should Next time we need some groceries, you drive down to the store
You don’t need to have no, delivery to the door If you want to hear some news, turn on your radio
Don’t start conversation, everywhere you go Well you know me well now baby, I don’t like to fuss and fight
But you’re livin’ on borrowed time, ‘cause you don’t know wrong from right.




Holding Pattern


I’m in a holding pattern, all around your love
And I ain’t gonna touch down, until it’s me you’re 
thinking of
Me and my jet, can fly all night
Me and my jet, can fly all night
So when your runway is clear, turn on the landing lights We can reach Mach one, yeh and have a little fun
We can reach Mach two, if I show you what to do
But to reach Mach three little girl, you got to hold on tight
to me




Demolition Man


The demolition man shows no sympathy for me
Everything’s near gone, ‘cept the back door swingin’ in
the breeze
I found our love-letters, just a layin’ there in the dirt
And our empty picture frame, Lord you know that really
hurt The old wall clock, that once ticked by our happy hours
Now just a broken down reminder, of the love that once
was ours The demolition man shows no sympathy for me
He cares nothing for lost love, and he don’t care ‘bout
memories




Run With Me


I’ve seen the way that he treats you
It breaks this old heart to see
You deserve a better lovin’ man
Come on baby run with me
You don’t need his behaviour
You just don’t need misery
You don’t need the way he puts you down
Come on baby run with me Are you gonna wake up cryin’?
Are you gonna wake up wrong?
Or are you gonna wake up far from here
Lovin’ me so strong?




Blues Is The Truth


First thing in the morning, last thing at night
They can be all wrong, they can be all right
They can be your only friend
Think you’ve lost them they’ll be back again
They can feel good, they can feel bad
Can be the worst ‘ole feeling you ever had
They can talk to you, just like a man
Right alongside you walking hand in hand Ever since the world began
It’s been the same for every man
Not a lot that you can do
Blues is the truth, coming at you They can take the shape of a girl
Same old thing all around the world
They can be your baby’s other man
If you’re a gambler they’re a losing hand Hear ‘em in a gunshot the middle of the night
See ‘em when you’re driving caught in the headlight
Hear ‘em in the sound of a lonesome whistle blow
See ‘em in a tail-light as you watch her go.




Don't Say Goodbye


Don’t say goodbye, I don’t want to hear you
If we should cry, I just won’t know what to do
Beyond the sky, we’ll meet anew
Don’t say goodbye
I saw you last night, and it broke me in two
I curse my eyesight, for such a heartrending view
The day that I die, I’ll be looking for you
Don’t say goodbye I had a dream, nothing had changed
We walked and talked, down a little country lane
Where all hearts are new, we’ll meet again
Don’t say goodbye.




Yes Or No


Darling, see me standing down below
I just want to know, is it yes or is it no?
Baby, see me standing out in the rain
I just want to know, when I get to see you again I’ve been up all night since I took you home
My mind won’t rest, I can’t let you go
I jumped back out of bed and I came straight round here
To prove to you baby I ain’t goin’ nowhere
Oh darling, see me standing down below
I just want to know, is it yesr or is it no? O baby, you sure shook me up last night
I love the way you move, and I love the way you hold me
tight




Short Memory


When you were down and out, who gave you all of their 
time
When you were broke and hungry, who gave you their last
dime
On the night that we met, when the moon was high
You said that you’d love me, until the day you die You got a short memory, to forget the love I’ve shown
Some kind of short memory, to forget the love I’ve shown
You say you don’t love me, you’re moving out on your
 own When you roll those dice, no telling how they may fall
And when you fall in love, the biggest gamble of all




Lost At Sea


As the sun sinks down like a submarine
You’ll find me down on the coast
I’ll be gazing out at the shining sea
That’s the time I miss you the most
Every star that shines will one day die
Every journey comes to an end
And there are some things we’ll never know
Though it helps us to pretend And I see your eyes
In the blue around me
And if I’m asked where you are gone
I’ll say you’re lost at sea
Every star that shines will one day die
Every journey comes to an end And I see your eyes
In the blue before me
And if I’m asked where you are gone
I’ll say you’re lost at sea
Though I know not where you are gone
I’ll say you’re lost at sea
As the sun sinks down like a submarine
You’ll find me down on the coast




Guitar Man


Left my house and I left my home
Left my good woman too
To travel halfway around the world
And play these old songs for you
Up every morning and I hit the road
The highway is my best friend
I make your town an hour before the show
And I’m gone as soon as it ends I’m a guitar man, I’m a guitar man
Y’all know I’m a guitar man
I’m a guitar man, I’m a guitar man
And I’ll play this guitar as long as I can You can see me in Florida, you can see me in Maine
See me down New Mexico
Frisco to Chicago, it’s all the same
Every old place I go




Bird's Eye Blues


I had a dream I was a bird, I was flyin’ high in the sky
I was flyin’ all over town, looking down with my bird’s
eye
He drove a long black cadillac, and he slipped in to your
house
I saw your bedroom light go on, then your bedroom
light went out I can’t turn the other cheek, to this cheatin’ goin’ on
So pack your bags and leave, before a righteous man
does wrong




I've Got To Go


I’m so tired, so tired
I’m so tired and I’ve got to go
Dear Lord take me home
I’m so tired and I’ve go to go
I’ve done the best I could, but now I’m done for good
I’m so tired and I’ve go to go
I place all my faith in you
I believe in all you do, I place all my faith in you
……. You have always stood by me
Now it’s time to let it be, you have always stood by me
…….. Take me down to the sea
Let the waves wash over me, take me down to the sea
……..




Out Of Here


The time will come, and it won’t be long
Look for me, and I’ll be gone
This time darling, let me make it clear
I’ve had it with you…I’m out of here I like a drink, the same as you
But when you drink you don’t know what you do Went to cut me in the street
Tried to pull your knife on me (You) spent every cent, that I worked for
Lovin’ you has kept me poor




You're Too Young


I’m goin’ home
The whole world can see you’re too young for me
I’m goin’ home
You know it’s wrong
You know it’s wrong Feels so good
Feels so good We got to stop
We got to stop Don’t you know
Don’t you know




Phone Line


I’m gonna follow this ‘phone line
All the way back home
When I get to the receiver, honey you better be all alone
I called you last week and I
Thought you sounded strange
You said it was just because you was oh so far away I got a funny funny feeling that you ain’t gonna
Be found
Must be a storm somewhere tonight and the lines must all be down You said you were staying home to curl up with a book
The operator tells me that the ‘phone is off the hook




You Got The Blues


If you wake up in the morning, and you want to stay in bed
You just don’t want to get up, to face the day ahead
When you don’t want to eat, ‘cause your bread don’t taste like bread
Your coffee tastes like poison, and your corn’s like shots of lead
You got the blues, you got the blues
Everytime you’d rather, be in another man’s shoes
Them I’m here to tell you, and it may not come as news
But you got the blues If you can’t pay the ‘phone bill, and you can’t pay the rent
And you got a letter from the bank, sayin’ no more will be lent
When your man or woman, don’t treat you like they should
Does it make you feel like leavin’, and goin’ away for good When you see a married woman, that you used to know
Does it make you stop and think, of good times long ago
When you see young happy lovers, strollin’ arm in arm
Do you ever stop to wonder, just where your love has gone




My Bird Won't Sing


The world still turns and the wind still blows
The sun still shines and the grass still grows
But since you’ve been gone
It’s a curious thing
My bird won’t sing My dog still barks, and the rooster still crows
My cat still howls whenever the full moon shows The rain still falls and the rivers still run
Wake up every mornin’, to the same ole sun I sit down every evening, with a drink or two
I turn on the TV., to catch the same ole news




Bermuda Triangle


Don’t tell a soul, just listen here
My time has come, to disappear
Some heavy trouble, is on its way
You know I love you but I just can’t stay
I got a ticket to Bermuda, one way ticket to Bermuda
That triangle holds no fear, ‘cause I sure aim to disappear Don’t look for me, ‘cause I won’t be found
I’m far away, yet I’m all around
‘I’m watching you, I’m keeping near
When lightning strikes, you might just see me reappear I just might find , a sandy beach
Kick off my shoes, and cool my feet
String up a hammock, ‘tween two trees
Let all my trouble just hang out in the breeze




Wheeler Dealer


Can you hear me? Telling you to leave that girl alone
Can you hear me? I’m warning you don’t touch my happy home
She’s tried it once or twice
And it made her feel alright
But at the gates of paradise
Her blood runs fire and ice Just like a moth, a moth that gets drawn into a flame
Just like a gambler, on a losing steak who won’t quit playing Just like a knife, a knife that will cut you so deep
Like some sweet poison, a poison so that she don’t eat or sleep




Empty Train (Blues)


Going to my home town, to look up my old friends
I said it sure is good to see you, but they said man you know you’ve changed
I drove out to my old house, but it did not seem the same
As I pull out of the station I’m the only one inside
It’s an empty train I ride A pretty little girl I met fell head over heals for me She said she would be mine, until the end of time
But as the years went passing by, that proved to be a lie When I saw you last night, all my days were before me We was raised out in the country, where the air was sweet and clear
I thought that my old life, would always be there




Why Can't You Be True?


You were out again last night
I sneeked up so I could see
Through the door of the local bar
You were sat there on some man’s knee
I’m damned if I can see it
Same way as you
Why can’t you be true You know I love you darling
Don’t I always stand by you
Forget about your new friends
‘cause they don’t care ‘bout you Tearing up and down the town
In your friend’s new Cabriolet
Your hair blowing in the wind
Don’t you care about what people say




Beyond Jupiter


Don’t treat me like a dog
Don’t scream and shout at me
I know that we ain’t got no money
Do you think I really meant this to be?
Tomorrow I’ll find me a job
Tomorrow we’ll drink fine wine
The wind is now set to change
Everything gonna be just fine

There’s a space ship out beyond Jupiter
I seen it on TV
Ain’t it great what they can do these days
With all that technology, is there space for you and me out there I’m living for a time
When you no longer say
You’d trade all of your tomorrows
For a single yesterday
Someone should have warned me
Put my fist clean through the door
And all of this late night walkin’
Is driving me up the wall




Cold Blue Moon


See that sun sinking down, just as warm as a mother’s smile
Don’t that blue moon look so cold, just like some orphaned child
The city can’t love you, and I don’t believe the country will
My mind’s a runaway train, on a one-track line down hill In the blind black night when those shivers and chills take hold
The howling of the wind, is calling my soul back home




Outlaw


When I was an outlaw on the Goldfields
I’d shoot and kill, I’d rob and I’d steal
I’d take a man’s money, I’d take a man’s wife
Take my love on the run, no fear for my life
The Great Eastern Highway, was my home
I slept one eye open, and I rode out alone
I new every creek, every waterhole
And every time, a miner struck gold I was an outlaw, on the Darling Range
I know I was to blame, the whole world knew my name
I was and Outlaw!
Outlaw! Outlaw! Outlaw! Now buy me a whisky and I’ll tell you the tale
How I locked three troupers, in their own gaol
I still sleep in the ditch, on the roadside
Reigns in my hand, saddled ready to ride Now I’m an old man, I’m no longer strong
I don’t have the right, to live for this long
When the wind’s on the range, and the moon is just right
Look out there for me, in the ghostly light




Ain't No Justice


I came home the other day, police took my wife away
I don’t know what to do no more
Ain’t no justice, ‘specially when you’re poor
I saw a lawyer they said was best, but he could not care no less
He didn’t know, if they gonna let her go
He said come back, when you got more dough If you get yourself a gun, go on out and kill someone
In five years, you will be set free
But you take what you need and they throw away the key We was thrown on the street, we don’t have enough to eat
We don’t have decent clothes to wear
Ain’t no justice and no one seems to care This old city, broke my heart
Tore my lovin’ home apart
I don’t know, what to do no more
Ain’t no justice, ‘specially when you’re poor




I Won't Leave


I'll listen to you every single night
Talk it through until we get it right
I will be your shoulder to lean on
When all your so-called friends have come and gone
Sometimes things don’t work out how we planned
In your darkest night I’ll hold your hand
You’ve been let down many times before
Now I’m right here to even up the score I won’t leave… (x4)
When you find it hard to carry on
I’m on hand to help you to be strong
When the words won’t come I’ll still be here
I’ll hold you close and lay to rest your fears I won’t leave…….(x4) Like the sun that always shines
I’ll be with you all the time
I can’t make myself more clear
I will never, ever leave I will bring your breakfast to the bed
Cook and clean and soothe your aching head
I will do most anything for you
Just one thing that I will never do I won’t leave………… (x4)




Nobody Hears Me Crying


Nobody hears me crying, nobody hears me crying
Nobody hears me crying, nobody hears me crying
If you had my troubles, I’d be sorry for you
Keep them to myself, nothing else I can do
In the dead of night, cold wind all ‘round my door
Cold chill around my heart, cold rain about to fall Nobody hears me crying, nobody hears me crying
Nobody hears me crying, nobody hears me crying Nobody hears me crying, nobody hears me crying
Nobody hears me crying, nobody hears me crying




Up All Night Thinking


Up all night thinking, but I still don’t know which way to go
Up all night thinking, but I still don’t know which way to go
I believe I’ve got to leave, but I love, but I love my baby so
I’ve always been lonesome, ever since I was just a boy at school
I’ve always been lonesome, ever since I was just a boy at school
Now that I’m grown and need a friend, please, please, please tell me what I’m supposed to do When you first came to me, you were just, you were just a child
When you first came to me, baby you were just, you were just a child
I never knew you’d be such a woman and I was out every night running wild




Keep Your Motor Running


Keep your motor running baby, I want to check your oil
Keep your motor running baby, I want to check your oil
I got the dipstick handy and the radiator’s ‘bout to boil
She got twin carburettors of the kind I like to tune
She got twin carburettors of the kind I like to tune
Keep that motor running baby, morning night and afternoon Don’t need no choke ‘cause she’s already hot
Hangs on in the turns and she knows what’s what
Her plugs are firing and her points are good
Everything’s sure fine underneath that hood
Keep your motor running baby, I want to check your oil
I got the dipstick handy and the radiator’s ‘bout to boil

Slip you out of neutral straight, on into overdrive
She’ll slip you out of neutral, straight on into overdrive
Keep that motor running baby, morning noon or night it’s alright Don’t need no choke ‘cause she’s already hot
Hangs on in the turns and she knows what’s what
Her plugs are firing and her points are good
Everything’s sure fine underneath that hood
Keep your motor running baby, I want to check your oil
I got the dipstick handy and the radiator’s ‘bout to boil




The Bottle


My nerves have got me shakin’
Acting strange, hyper-ventilating
Stress has got me, reeling and rocking
Tensions got me down, something shocking
Get into the bottle, slip into the bottle
Get into the bottle, slip into the bottle I declare that I need me a job
I’m sick and tired of not working for Uncle Bob
Man down there says ‘you aint got what it takes’
I said ‘why not give me a try just give me a shake’

Get into the bottle, slip into the bottle
Get into the bottle, slip into the bottle Sometimes, when everything is going wrong
I need, what the bottle do for me Call up my pretty girl, I said, ‘why not take a whirl’
I’m feeling below par, I want to ride in your Jaguar
She says ‘I don’t know but I’ve been told
Weather man says it’s turning cold’ Get into the bottle, slip into the bottle
Get into the bottle, slip into the bottle
Get into the bottle, slip into the bottle
Get into the bottle, slip into the bottle





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