I'm just a Rock 'n Roll Singer
. .
Groovin' Stone Closed Curtains
music: Peter Hesslein / words: John Lawton music: Peter Hecht / Fendt / words: John Lawton
gone, holdin' onto no chains I've played the part of a travelling man
leavin', feelin' no more bad pains acting my part from the very first line
feel like a-groovin' and I never see the light but now I see, there's been a big change in me
goin' to the break of day from today I know that the curtains are closed
just tryin' to put things right .
. I've read the stories of brotherhood
livin' for the parties and the fun I might have had been around the world more than one time
smilin' for the people and drinkin' with the band but now I see, there's been a big change in me
. but today I know that the curtains are closed
free, got no time for thinkin' .
leavin', got no time for relaxin' * oh feeling alright my wandering days are through
. I've had enough but I hang around
looks like another rising rainbow .
writing songs for the next show ** oh we're getting uptight I know just what to do
. my time has time has come for getting on
* are you ready to go back yes, got to settle down
to the days of feelin' sad .
* repeat * repeat
. ** repeat
waitin' for the next stop, oh yeah drunk from the cup of Satan's blood
. worked 'til my hands could take no more
** when that day comes up in the clouds, for the whole world to see
there'll be no more time for regrettin' but today I know that the curtains are closed
watch the hands on the clock turn around .
there's no stoppin' looked over hills 'til my eyes got weak
. sang 'til my song began to tire
+ na na na na na na na na but now I see, there's been a big change in me
na na na na na na na na and today I know that the curtains are closed
who am I now * repeat
what am I ** repeat
na na na na na na na na - na na na na na na na na .
who am I now Blind Freedom
free, got no time for thinkin' music: Peter Hesslein / words: John Lawton
livin', got no time for relaxin' .
.. try just a little harder
wait 'til tomorrow and you will see
and then I'll push it through that your life will get stronger
wait 'til it breaks me .
and then I'll start anew * just one touch from the hand of magic
. freedom lies over the hill
folks said I was no good drinkin' his wine biding his time
didn't have no room to fly .
papa used to beat me ** we've got a lot to be grateful for
didn't stop to wonder why we've got a chance
. let the love light open your door
gone, holdin' onto no chains just too much
leavin', feelin' no more bad pains the cries of a hungry child
feels like another rising rainbow sound of love heart out of time
and the groovin' slides my backbone breaking his mind glad he ain't mine
.. .
* repeat 2 times see the sun in the early dawn flying high
. thinkin' of better times
Born on the Run and dreamin' of life yet to come
music: Dieter  Horns / words: John Lawton tomorrow's the next day in your life
.. .
run through the night bless your heart, we've spent a lot of time
though the shadows are chasing drinkin' wine, yeah, floatin' by
rain and the wind beat my face as I go drink yourself, we're goin' to need some time
. to change the light of day into tomorrow's night
keep movin' on my first time and I'm drownin' .
so hard to run   I got no place to go so what should you listen to
frightened to turn  don't know what's behind me .
fear of the doubt  keeps my head running wild run, let freedom show you the way
.. wings that can fly
keep movin' on through the night that surrounds me will bring you a better day
so hard to run just a nobody town * repeat
* questions I've asked all the answers the same

** repeat and fade

nobody seems to know why .
raised so wild I'm too hard to tame Lonely City Days
. music: Peter Hesslein / words: John Lawton
keep movin' on .
maybe someone will die time after time
brought up in the dirt never heard of good livin' the day breaks on the city
folks died young preacher told me so I got a lot of things to do
. .
life is to take never heard of givin', no gotta see my girl in this great big lonely city
born on the run I got no place to go we got a lot of things to do
* repeat 2 times children play on the streets down below in the rain
.. no one cares
Rock 'n Roll Singer .
music: Peter Hesslein / words: John Lawton old man sits on the step of the city bank, alone
.. people rich, people poor
just a rock and roll singer no one cares what the other one thinks
movin' every night tryin' to keep my music alive .
I'm a rock and roll bringer * no one does, it's true
taking to the road no news, no news
too old to stop and take a dive - yeah ahhhhh
. .
* one day I'm gonna make it the day strikes on this rumbling roaring city
still young enough to take it the fog and smog protect my view
rockin' ain't easy, oh yeah ain't seen my girl, I know she must be busy
my hair's gettin' greasy the telephone rings through
my voice is gettin' wheezy, oh yeah .
but I'm all go but I shop on the streets down below in the rain
. no one cares
** na na na na na na na  - rock and rollin' .
na na na na naa na na  - rock and rollin' evenin' breaks and the lights of the city can shine through
.. old man, little girl
just a rock and roll singer no one cares what the other one thinks
ten years on the road * repeat
no time to stop and take a break .
my group is a real humdinger lonely city days
sweatin' every night 'til my back begins to ache I got a lot of things to do
* repeat yeah
** repeat .
huh, y'all shake your money-maker, yeah children play evenin' breaks
take your blue suede shoes off and sing bad news, bad news
. mother's son on the street down below
hey hey hey hey yeah -  hey hey hey hey yeah old man, little girl
hoo na na na na na na na na singin'
hoo na na na na na na na na the hard times
hoo na na na na na na na na the hard times
rock and roll again the hard times
.. .
get myself in trouble Song For Louie
burst that teeny gum bubble music: Peter Hesslein / words: John Lawton
smokin', I got no chance .
headin' for the next town - oh yeah wings of time
shaking everybody's hand but I'm all go play the smiles of only you, my love
** repeat to end for the teardrops were falling
.. from a sad sad song
Mary's Breakdown with you
music: Dieter  Horns / words: John Lawton .
.. and I've got a book filled with daydreams
little Mary sit and drawin'  written in lonely rhymes
funny pictures on the wall but the rhymes, they get harder
and thinkin' how good it used to be without you
. .
mother couldn't help her - her father didn't care though the autumn wind blows cold
what became of Mary he didn't see and my song is new
* the note lay on the table only you
the troubled things it said .
I'm leavin' because there was no doubt maybe someday, somewhere
. you'll be listening to the magic
** it's been the same old story of the dreams that were born
since little Mary's birth in an old-fashioned song
trouble and you leave it's still the same for understanding
what if you're the one to blame and words that I penned in
.. .
little Mary sit and cryin' * throwing the blinds when the sun comes up
her funny pictures fell that room is bare
 not old enough to know the reason why trying to put out the light of candle
photo's smile frankly but still it's not the same trying so hard
the toys and games of someone else's child though it's dark
. .
maybe they'll come tomorrow I've tried so hard to forget
go home to make their own the smiles of you my love
the wishin' and hopin' never dies but the tears, but the tears
. keep on falling from a sad sad song
little Mary's world lies shattered on the ground .
and I've got a book filled with daydreams
sorrow and despair lies all around you wrote in happy times
no one hears that weeping sound but the times they get harder
. without you
+ maybe they'll come tomorrow .
maybe they'll come today though the summer wind blows warm
little heart is waiting, waiting for the break you'll have heard my song of magic, oh
. in a dream that went wrong
sister says don't worry she smiles a friendly smile in an old-fashioned song
but baby, pumpkins splatter they're going to let you die for understanding
. and words that I penned in
now Mary's world is over .
broken heart, the doctor says * repeat
there's nothing more that he can do for her ..
a little life is ended the worries are all gone .
memory of Mary lingers there .
* repeat .
** repeat ..
slowly little Mary dies .
.+ repeat .
sister says don't worry she smiles a friendly smile .
Mary's pumpkin splatters - they're gonna let her die .

 

 

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