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human racing

tracks

  1. Dancing Girls
  2. Wouldn't It Be Good
  3. Drum Talk
  4. Bogart
  5. Gone To Pieces
  6. Shame On You
  7. Cloak And Dagger
  8. Faces
  9. I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
  10. Human Racing



@SONG: dancing_girls (3:45)

cold and lonely, tired and bored
just like the day before
missing out on life's reward
of that you an be sure

so bring on the dancing girls
take off the cold night and the sad day
bring on the dancing girls
take off the twilight and the skies so grey

and they dance for him inside his head

soul destroyed by life's demands
with nothing to believe
our hero sits with head in hands
and heart upon his sleeve

so bring on the dancing girls
take off the cold night and the sad day

bring on the dancing girls
bring on the girls to dance his blues away

and they danced for him inside his head




@SONG: wouldn't_it_be_good (4:30)

i got it bad
you don't know how bad i got it
you got it easy
you don't know when you got it good
it's getting harder
just keeping life and soul together
i'm sick of fighting
even though i know i should
the cold is biting 
through each and every nerve and fibre
my broken spirit is frozen to the core
don't wanna be here no more

wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes
even if it was for just one day
and wouldn't it be good if we could wish ourselves away
wouldn't it be good to be on your side
the grass is always greener over there
wouldn't it be good if we cold live without a care

you must be joking
you don't know a thing about it
you've got no problem
I'd stay right there if it were you
i got it harder
you couldn't dream how hard it got it
stay out of my shoes
f you know what's good for you
the heat is stifling 
burning me up from the inside
the sweat is coming through each and every pore
don't wanna be here no more

wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes
even if it was just for one day
and wouldn't it be good if we could wish ourselves away
wouldn't it be good to be on your side
the grass is always greener over there
and wouldn't it be good if we could live without a care




@SONG: drum_talk (3:10)

whenever i want some company
whenever i need a song to play
whenever my love is sitting by me
and when i can't find the words to say

i let the drums do the talking

when i can do with some conversation
whenever I'm deep in sorrow or pain
when i'm in need of an explanation
and when i've feelings that i can't explain

i let the drums do the talking




@SONG: Bogart (4:37)

now keep this to yourself but
my love plays games with me
i don't mean gin or monopoly
strings me along like some pet animal or other

why do i play her game
when she can't even remember my name
wish i could whistle like the "Big Sleep's" famous lover

hey there, bogart
could you help me out
talk to be bogart
what is it all about
hey there bogart
proud and brave and strong
talk to me bogart
what did i do wrong
help me bogart
if time and space allow
talk to me bogart
what would you do now

i have to tell you 'bout Chuck
he's indestructible
well he is six and one half feet tall
and he's witty and pretty and all american, i'm afraid

she thinks that he's so smart
she doesn't know that she's breaking my heart
which i could wrastle like Hollywood's favourite renegade

hey there, bogart
could you help me out
talk to be bogart
what is it all about
hey there bogart
proud and brave and strong
talk to me bogart
what did i do wrong
help me bogart
if time and space allow
talk to me bogart
what would you do now

what did i do wrong help me bogart
if time and space allow
talk to me bogart
what would you do now.




@SONG: gone_to_pieces (3:10)

i think i'll call the whole thing off
a joke's a joke, it isn't funny anymore
enough's enough
now i forget what i was fighting for
i played the game
i lost
i even took the blame
i lost
i think i'll change my name
to lost
i'll never be the same anymore
so tell the whole world
i'm not here, i'm somewhere else 
and i'm not coming back

cos i'm 
gone to pieces
out to lunch
gone to pieces
tired of running with the bunch

i'm tired of going to the wall
when i had nothing but the best intentions
i'm sick of answering the call
of alexander graham bell's inventions
i took a gamble every day
i lost
i didn't wanna play
i lost
down each and every by way
i lost
and yes i even did it my way
so tell the whole world 
i'm not me i'm someone else
and he's gone with me too.

gone to pieces
out to lunch 
gone to pieces
tired of running with the bunch
(tired of living punch for punch).




@SONG: shame_on_you (3:32)

i would go to hell in a hat
if you asked me to, my love
it might be a good thing at that
for me

i would catch the breeze from the trees 
and the stars from up above
i'd go round the world on my knees
or you

shame on you, shame on you
oh what does a boy have to do for you
shame on you, shame on you
oh what does a boy have to do

i would fight a great white with my hands
just to see your pretty face
ask me and i might serenade
for you

i would cross the seas for a smile 
and the warmth of your embrace
i'd only be to pleased to die
for you

shame on you, shame on you
oh what does a boy have to do for you
shame one you, shame on you
oh what does a boy have to do




@SONG: cloak_and_dagger (4:53)

you may never get to wander
along the corridors of power
where the files tell your story
beneath the bell that keeps it's secret by the hour
we wanna know what's it's got to say.

we know what you're doing
we know what you've got
we know how you got it
but we don't talk a lot

and everything's so
cloak and dagger
our future in their hands
promises of promised lands
cloak and dagger
our world behind closed doors
and what they have is mine and yours

we give you bits and pieces
to keep you happy and fat
we know the things that matter
but we don't talk about that

mums the word

cloak and dagger
our future in their hands
promises of promised lands
cloak and dagger
our world behind closed doors
and what they have is mine and yours

when there's still conflict and confusion
after everything they've tried
why can't they just let go of their secrets
cos there's no suspicion when there's nothing left to hide
there's nothing left to hide

we know that things that matter
but we're not telling you
cos you might try to stop us
and that would never do

and everything's so
cloak and dagger
our future in their hands
promises of promised lands
cloak and dagger
our world behind closed doors

and what they have is mine and yours




@SONG: faces (4:01)

they found me lost in space, nowhere to go
with the stakes so high and my resistance so low
they said "follow us, follow us today
we are truth, we are the way."

"Young man" they said "Your search is through
You can trust in us, we'll look after you
We will be your body, we will be your mind
And we've a face of each and every kind
Yes we've a face of each and every kind"

"One for us and one for you
One for old and one for new
One for rich and one for poor
One for peace and one for war"

"there's no need for you to hear or see
we'll do your thinking for you, if you'll agree
so close your eyes and let yourself unwind
and we can leave the real world behind"

for a moment i was taken in 
they were in my body, there were under my skin
until i heard a voice crying "set me free"
and i realized that it was me 
yes i realized that it was me

just when you really thing you're going places
they come inside of you with their many faces

One for us and one for you
One for old and one for new
One for rich and one for poor
One for peace and one for war




@SONG: i_won't_let_the_sun_go_down_on_me (3:18)

forty winks in the lobby
make mine a G&T
then to my favourite hobby
searching for an enemy

here in your paper houses
stretching for miles and miles
old men in stripey trousers
rule the world with plastic smiles

good or bad, like it or not
it's the only one we've got

i won't let the sun go down on me
i won't let the sun go down

mother nature isn't in it 
three hundred million years
goodbye in just a minute
gone forever, no more tears

pinball man, power glutton
vacuum inside his head
forefinger on the button
is he blue or is he red?

break your silence if you would
before the sun goes down for good

i won't let the sun go down on me
i won't let the sun go down




@SONG: human_racing (4:28)

closing in on empty spaces
winners laugh too soon
a paper world with paper faces
beneath a paper moon

there's a man, a real pacesetter
coming after me
and after him there's someone better and
after him there's me

he'll offer you a cigarette
he'll offer you a light
but he hasn't finished with you yet
on another long, knife night

so look behind you
there's the man you're chasing
look behind you
let's go human racing
human racing
let's go racing now

open arms and open purses
open season's here
fill your heads with clever verses
and then they disappear

silent vows in secret places
they'll get you somehow
cos you never win in human races
so who's the loser now

look behind you
there's the man you're casing
look behind you
let's go human racing
human racing
let's go racing now


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