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CONTENTS

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THE DOORS

Break On Through

Soul Kitchen

The Crystal Ship

Twentieth Century Fox

Alabama Song

Light My Fire

Back Door Man

I Looked At You

End of the Night

Take It As It Comes

The End

 

STRANGE DAYS

Strange Days

You're Lost Little Girl

Love Me Two Times

Unhappy Girl

Horse Latitudes

Moonlight Drive

People Are Strange

My Eyes Have Seen You

I Can't See Your Face in My Mind

When the Music's Over

 

WAITING FOR THE SUN

Hello, I Love You

Love Street

Not to Touch the Earth

Summer's Almost Gone

Wintertime Love

The Unknown Soldier

Spanish Caravan

My Wild Love

We Could Be So Good Together

Yes, the River Knows

Five To One

 

THE SOFT PARADE

Tell All the People

Touch Me

Shaman's Blues

Do It

Easy Ride

Wild Child

Runnin' Blue

Wishful Sinful

The Soft Parade

MORRISON HOTEL

Roadhouse Blues

Waiting for the Sun

You Make Me Real

Peace Frog

Blue Sunday

Ship of Fools

Land Ho!

The Spy

Queen of the Highway

Indian Summer

Maggie M'Gill

 

L.A. WOMAN

The Changeling

Love Her Madly

Been Down So Long

Cars Hiss by My Window

L.A. Woman

L'America

Hyacinth House

Crawling King Snake

The Wasp

(Texas Radio and the Big Beat)

Riders on the Storm

 

AN AMERICAN PRAYER

Awake / Ghost Song

Dawn's Highway

Newborn Awakening

To Come Of Age

Black Polished Chrome

Angels and Sailors

Stoned Immaculate

The Movie

Curses, Invocations

American Night

The World on Fire

Lament

The Hitchhiker

 

MISCELLANEOUS SONGS

The Celebration of the Lizard

An American Prayer

Build Me a Woman

Close To You

Don't Go No Farther

Gloria

Little Red Rooster

Love Hides

Who Scared You

Universal Mind

Who Do You Love

Graveyard Poem

Break On Through (Part 2)

The End (Live)

American Night

Mental Floss

Paris Blues

Orange County Suite

Woman Is a Devil

Whiskey, Mystics and Men

Rock Is Dead

I Will Never Be Untrue

Adolf Hitler

I'm A King Bee

 

 

 

 

THE DOORS

 

BREAK ON THROUGH

You know the day destroys the night

Night divides the day

Tried to run

Tried to hide

Break on through to the other side

Break on through to the other side

Break on through to the other side, yeah

We chased our pleasures here

Dug our treasures there

But can you still recall

The time we cried

Break on through to the other side

Break on through to the other side

Yeah!

C'mon, yeah

Everybody loves my baby

Everybody loves my baby

She get

She get

She get

She get high

I found an island in your arms

Country in your eyes

Arms that chain us

Eyes that lie

Break on through to the other side

Break on through to the other side

Break on through, oww!

Oh, yeah!

Made the scene

Week to week

Day to day

Hour to hour

The gate is straight

Deep and wide

Break on through to the other side

Break on through to the other side

Break on through X4

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

 

SOUL KITCHEN

Well, the clock says it's time to close now

I guess I'd better go now

I'd really like to stay here all night

The cars crawl past all stuffed with eyes

Street lights share their hollow glow

Your brain seems bruised with numb surprise

Still one place to go

Still one place to go

Let me sleep all night in your soul kitchen

Warm my mind near your gentle stove

Turn me out and I'll wander baby

Stumblin' in the neon groves

Well, your fingers weave quick minarets

Speak in secret alphabets

I light another cigarette

Learn to forget, learn to forget

Learn to forget, learn to forget

Let me sleep all night in your soul kitchen

Warm my mind near your gentle stove

Turn me out and I'll wander baby

Stumblin' in the neon groves

Well the clock says it's time to close now

I know I have to go now

I really want to stay here

All night, all night, all night

 

THE CRYSTAL SHIP

Before you slip into unconsciousness

I'd like to have another kiss

Another flashing chance at bliss

Another kiss, another kiss

The days are bright and filled with pain

Enclose me in your gentle rain

The time you ran was too insane

We'll meet again, we'll meet again

Oh tell me where your freedom lies

The streets are fields that never die

Deliver me from reasons why

You'd rather cry, I'd rather fly

The crystal ship is being filled

A thousand girls, a thousand thrills

A million ways to spend your time

When we get back, I'll drop a line

 

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

Well, she's fashionably lean, And she's fashionably late

She'll never wreck a scene, She'll never break a date

But she's no drag, Just watch the way she walks

She's a twentieth century fox, She's a twentieth century fox

No tears, no fears, No ruined years, no clocks

She's a twentieth century fox, oh yeah

She's the queen of cool, And she's the lady who waits

Sent to man less school, It never hesitates

She won't waste time, On elementary talk

'Cause she's a twentieth century fox, She's a twentieth century fox

Got the world locked up, Inside a plastic box

She's a twentieth century fox, oh yeah

Twentieth century fox, oh yeah

Twentieth century fox

She's a twentieth century fox

 

ALABAMA SONG

(BRECHT)

 

Well, show me the way, To the next whiskey bar

Oh, don't ask why, Oh, don't ask why

Show me the way, To the next whiskey bar

Oh, don't ask why, Oh, don't ask why

For if we don't find, The next whiskey bar

I tell you we must die, I tell you we must die

I tell you, I tell you, I tell you we must die

Oh, moon of Alabama, We now must say goodbye

We've lost our good old mama

And must have whiskey, oh, you now why

Oh, moon of Alabama

We now must say goodbye

We've lost our good old mama

And must have whiskey, oh, you now why

Well, show me the way, To the next little girl

Oh, don't ask why, Oh, don't ask why

Show me the way, To the next little girl

Oh, don't ask why, Oh, don't ask why

For if we don't find, The next little girl

I tell you we must die, I tell you we must die

I tell you, I tell you, I tell you we must die

Oh, moon of Alabama, We now must say goodbye

We've lost our good old mama

And must have whiskey, oh, you now why

 

LIGHT MY FIRE

You know that it would be untrue

You know that I would be a liar

If I was to say to you

Girl, we couldn't get much higher

Come on baby, light my fire X2

Try to set the night on fire

The time to hesitate is through

No time to wallow in the mire

Try now we can only lose

And our love become a funeral pyre

Come on baby, light my fire X2

Try to set the night on fire, yeah

The time to hesitate is through

No time to wallow in the mire

Try now we can only lose

And our love become a funeral pyre

Come on baby, light my fire X2

Try to set the night on fire, yeah

You know that it would be untrue

You know that I would be a liar

If I was to say to you

Girl, we couldn't get much higher

Come on baby, light my fire X2

Try to set the night on fire X4

 

BACK DOOR MAN

Wha, yeah!, C'mon, yeah, Yeah, c'mon, yeah

Yeah, c'mon, Oh, yeah, ma

Yeah, I'm a back door man, I'm a back door man

The men don't know, But the little girl understand

Hey, all you people that tryin' to sleep

I'm out to make it with my midnight dream, yeah

'Cause I'm a back door man, The men don't know

But the little girls understand, All right, yeah

You men eat your dinner, Eat your pork and beans

I eat more chicken, Than any man ever seen, yeah, yeah

I'm a back door man, wha, The men don't know

But the little girl understand

Well, I'm a back door man

I'm a back door man

Whoa, baby, I'm a back door man

The men don't know

But the little girls understand

 

I LOOKED AT YOU

I looked at you, You looked me

I smiled at you, You smiled at me

And we're on our way, No we can't turn back, babe

Yeah, we're on our way, And we can't turn back

'Cause it's too late, Too late, too late

Too late, too late

And we're on our way

No we can't turn back, babe

Yeah, we're on our way

And we can't turn back, yeah

C'mon, yeah!

I walked with you, You walked with me

I talked to you, You talked to me

And we're on our way

No we can't turn back, yeah

Yeah, we're on our way

And we can't turn back, yeah

'Cause it's too late, Too late, too late

Too late, too late

And we're on our way

No we can't turn back

Yeah, we're on our way

And we can't turn back

'Cause it's too late, Too late, too late

Too late, too late

 

END OF THE NIGHT

Take the highway to the end of the night

End of the night, end of the night

Take a journey to the bright midnight

End of the night, end of the night

Realms of bliss, realms of light

Some are born to sweet delight

Some are born to sweet delight

Some are born to the endless night

End of the night, end of the night

End of the night, end of the night

Realms of bliss, realms of light

Some are born to sweet delight

Some are born to sweet delight

Some are born to the endless night

End of the night, end of the night X2

 

TAKE IT AS IT COMES

Time to live

Time to lie

Time to laugh

Time to die

Takes it easy, baby

Take it as it comes

Don't move too fast

Ifyou want your love to last

Oh, you've been movin' much too fast

Time to walk

Time to run

Time to aim your arrows

At the sun

Takes it easy, baby

Take it as it comes

Don't move too fast

If you want your love to last

Oh, you've been movin' much too fast

Go real slow

You like it more and more

Take it as it comes

Specialize in havin' fun

Takes it easy, baby

Take it as it comes

Don't move too fast

If you want your love to last

Oh, you've been movin' much too fast

Movin' much too fast

Movin' much too fast

 

THE END

This is the end, Beautiful friend

This is the end, My only friend, the end

Of our elaborate plans, the end

Of everything that stands, the end

No safety or surprise, the end

I'll never look into your eyes...again

Can you picture what will be, So limitless and free

Desperately in need...of some...stranger's hand

In a...desperate land

Lost in a Roman...wilderness of pain

And all the children are insane, All the children are insane

Waiting for the summer rain, yeah

There's danger on the edge of town

Ride the King's highway, baby

Weird scenes inside the gold mine

Ride the highway west, baby

Ride the snake, ride the snake

To the lake, the ancient lake, baby

The snake is long, seven miles

Ride the snake...he's old, and his skin is cold

The west is the best, The west is the best

Get here, and we'll do the rest

The blue bus is callin' us, The blue bus is callin' us

Driver, where you taken' us

The killer awoke before dawn, he put his boots on

He took a face from the ancient gallery

And he walked on down the hall

He went into the room where his sister lived, and...then he

Paid a visit to his brother, and then he

He walked on down the hall, and

And he came to a door...and he looked inside

Father, yes son, I want to kill you

Mother...I want to...fuck you

C'mon baby, take a chance with us X3

And meet me at the back of the blue bus

Doin' a blue rock, On a blue bus

Doin' a blue rock, C'mon, yeah

Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill

This is the end, Beautiful friend

This is the end, My only friend, the end

It hurts to set you free

But you'll never follow me

The end of laughter and soft lies

The end of nights we tried to die

This is the end

 

 

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STRANGE DAYS

 

STRANGE DAYS

Strange days have found us

Strange days have tracked us down

They're going to destroy

Our casual joys

We shall go on playing

Or find a new town

Yeah!

Strange eyes fill strange rooms

Voices will signal their tired end

The hostess is grinning

Her guests sleep from sinning

Hear me talk of sin

And you know this is it

Yeah!

Strange days have found us

And through their strange hours

We linger alone

Bodies confused

Memories misused

As we run from the day

To a strange night of stone

 

YOU'RE LOST LITTLE GIRL

You're lost little girl

You're lost little girl

You're lost

Tell me who

Are you?

I think that you know what to do

Impossible? Yes, but it's true

I think that you know what to do, yeah

I'm sure that you know what to do

You're lost little girl

You're lost little girl

You're lost

Tell me who

Are you?

I think that you know what to do

Impossible? Yes, but it's true

I think that you know what to do, girl

I'm sure that you know what to do

You're lost little girl

You're lost little girl

You're lost

 

LOVE ME TWO TIMES

Love me two time, baby, love me twice today

Love me two time, girl, I'm goin' away

Love me two time girl, one for tomorrow,

One just for today

Love me two times

I'm goin' away

Love me one time, could not speak

Love me one time, yea, my knees got weak

Love me two time, girl, lasts me all through the week

Love me two times, I'm goin' away

Love me two times, I'm goin' away

Alright, yea

Love me one time, could not speak

Love me one time, baby, yeah, my knees got weak

Love me two times, girl, lasts me all through the week

Love me two times, I'm goin' away

Love me two time, babe

Love me twice today

Love me two time, babe, 'cause Iím goin' away

Love me two time, girl, one for tomorrow,

one just for today

Love me two times, I'm goin' away

Love me two times I'm goin' away

Love me two times I'm goin' away

 

UNHAPPY GIRL

Unhappy girl, Left all alone

Playing solitaire

Playing warden to your soul

You are locked in a prison

Of your own devise

And you can't believe

What it does to me

To see you

Crying

Unhappy girl

Tear your web away

Saw thru all your bars

Melt your cell today

You are caught in a prison

Of your own devise

Unhappy girl

Fly fast away

Don't miss your chance

To swim in mystery

You are dying in a prison

Of your own devise

 

HORSE LATITUDES

When the still sea conspires an armor

And her sullen and aborted

Currents breed tiny monsters

True sailing is dead

Awkward instant

And the first animal is jettisoned

Legs furiously pumping

Their stiff green gallop

And heads bob up

Poise

Delicate

Pause

Consent

In mute nostril agony

Carefully refined

And sealed over

 

MOONLIGHT DRIVE

Let's swim to the moon, uh huh

Let's climb through the tide

Penetrate the evenin' that the

City sleeps to hide

Let's swim out tonight, love

It's our turn to try

Parked beside the ocean

On our moonlight drive

Let's swim to the moon, uh huh

Let's climb through the tide

Surrender to the waiting worlds

That lap against our side

Nothin' left open

And no time to decide

We've stepped into a river

On our moonlight drive

Let's swim to the moon

Let's climb through the tide

You reach your hand to hold me

But I can't be your guide

Easy, I love you

As I watch you glide

Falling through wet forests

On our moonlight drive, baby

Moonlight drive

Come on, baby, gonna take a little ride

Down, down by the ocean side

Gonna get real close

Get real tight

Baby gonna drown tonight

Goin' down, down, down

 

PEOPLE ARE STRANGE

People are strange when you're a stranger

Faces look ugly when you're alone

Women seem wicked when you're unwanted

Streets are uneven when you're down

When you're strange

Faces come out of the rain

When you're strange

No one remembers your name

When you're strange X3

People are strange when you're a stranger

Faces look ugly when you're alone

Women seem wicked when you're unwanted

Streets are uneven when you're down

When you're strange

Faces come out of the rain

When you're strange

No one remembers your name

When you're strange X3

When you're strange

Faces come out of the rain

When you're strange

No one remembers your name

When you're strange X3

 

MY EYES HAVE SEEN YOU

My eyes have seen you X3

Stand in your door

When we meet inside

Show me some more X3

My eyes have seen you X3

Turn and stare

Fix your hair

Move upstairs X3

My eyes have seen you X3

Free from disguise

Gazing on a city under

Television skies X3

My eyes have seen you X2

Eyes have seen you

Let them photograph your soul

Memorize your alleys

On an endless roll

Endless roll X15

 

I CAN'T SEE YOUR FACE IN MY MIND

I can't see your face in my mind

I can't see your face in my mind

Carnival dogs

Consume the lines

Can't see your face in my mind

Don't you cry

Baby, please don't cry

And don't look at me

With your eyes

I can't seem to find the right lie

I can't seem to find the right lie

Insanity's horse

Adorns the sky

Can't seem to find the right lie

Carnival dogs

Consume the lines

Can't see your face in my mind

Don't you cry

Baby, please don't cry

I won't need your picture

Until we say goodbye

 

WHEN THE MUSIC'S OVER

Yeah, c'mon

When the music's over

When the music's over, yeah, When the music's over

Turn out the lights, Turn out the lights

Turn out the lights, yeah

When the music's over X3

Turn out the lights X3

For the music is your special friend

Dance on fire as it intends

Music is your only friend

Until the end X3

Cancel my subscription to the Resurrection

Send my credentials to the House of Detention

I got some friends inside

The face in the mirror won't stop

The girl in the window won't drop

A feast of friends, "Alive!" she cried

Waitin' for me, Outside!

Before I sink, Into the big sleep

I want to hear, I want to hear

The scream of the butterfly

Come back, baby, Back into my arm

We're gettin' tired of hangin' around

Waitin' around with our heads to the ground

I hear a very gentle sound, Very near yet very far

Very soft, yeah, very clear, Come today, come today

What have they done to the earth?

What have they done to our fair sister?

Ravaged and plundered and ripped her and bit her

Stuck her with knives in the side of the dawn

And tied her with fences and dragged her down

I hear a very gentle sound

With your ear down to the ground

We want the world and we want it... X2

Now, Now?, Now!

Persian night, babe, See the light, babe

Save us!, Jesus!, Save us!

So when the music's over

When the music's over, yeah

When the music's over

Turn out the lights X3

Well the music is your special friend

Dance on fire as it intends

Music is your only friend

Until the end X3

 

 

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WAITING FOR THE SUN

 

HELLO, I LOVE YOU

Hello, I love you, Won't you tell me your name?

Hello, I love you, Let me jump in your game

Hello, I love you, Won't you tell me your name?

Hello, I love you, Let me jump in your game

She's walking down the street

Blind to every eye she meets

Do you think you'll be the guy

To make the queen of the angels sigh?

Hello, I love you, Won't you tell me your name?

Hello, I love you, Let me jump in your game

Hello, I love you, Won't you tell me your name?

Hello, I love you, Let me jump in your game

She holds her head so high, Like a statue in the sky

Her arms are wicked, and her legs are long

When she moves my brain screams out this song

Sidewalk crouches at her feet

Like a dog that begs for something sweet

Do you hope to make her see, you fool?

Do you hope to pluck this dusky jewel?

Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello

I want you, Hello, I need my baby

Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello

 

LOVE STREET

She lives on Love Street

Lingers long on Love Street

She has a house and garden

I would like to see what happens

She has robes and she has monkeys

Lazy diamond studded flunkies

She has wisdom and knows what to do

She has me and she has you

She has wisdom and knows what to do

She has me and she has you

I see you live on Love Street

There's this store where the creatures meet

I wonder what they do in there

Summer Sunday and a year

I guess I like it fine, so far

She lives on Love Street

Lingers long on Love Street

She has a house and garden

I would like to see what happens

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, La, la, la, la, la, la, la

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, La, la, la, la, la, la, la

 

NOT TO TOUCH THE EARTH

Not to touch the earth

Not to see the sun

Nothing left to do, but

Run, run, run

Let's run

Let's run

House upon the hill

Moon is lying still

Shadows of the trees

Witnessing the wild breeze

C'mon baby run with me

Let's run

Run with me

Run with me

Run with me

Let's run

The mansion is warm, at the top of the hill

Rich are the rooms and the comforts there

Red are the arms of luxuriant chairs

And you won't know a thing till you get inside

Dead president's corpse in the driver's car

The engine runs on glue and tar

Come on along, not goin' very far

To the East to meet the Czar

Run with me

Run with me

Run with me

Let's run

Whoa!

Some outlaws lived by the side of a lake

The minister's daughter's in love with the snake

Who lives in a well by the side of the road

Wake up, girl, we're almost home

Ya, c'mon!

We should see the gates by mornin'

We should be inside the evenin'

Sun, sun, sun

Burn, burn, burn

Soon, soon, soon

Moon, moon, moon

I will get you

Soon!, Soon!, Soon!

I am the Lizard King

I can do anything

 

SUMMER'S ALMOST GONE

Summer's almost gone

Summer's almost gone

Almost gone

Yeah, it's almost gone

Where will we be

When the summer's gone?

Morning found us calmly unaware

Noon burn gold into our hair

At night, we swim the laughin' sea

When summer's gone

Where will we be

Where will we be

Where will we be

Morning found us calmly unaware

Noon burn gold into our hair

At night, we swim the laughin' sea

When summer's gone

Where will we be

Summer's almost gone

Summer's almost gone

We had some good times

But they're gone

The winter's comin' on

Summer's almost gone

 

WINTERTIME LOVE

Wintertime winds blow cold the season

Fallen in love, I'm hopin' to be

Wind is so cold, is that the reason?

Keeping you warm, your hands touching me

Come with me dance, my dear

Winter's so cold this year

You are so warm

My wintertime love to be

Winter time winds blue and freezin'

Comin' from northern storms in the sea

Love has been lost, is that the reason?

Trying desperately to be free

Come with me dance, my dear

Winter's so cold this year

And you are so warm

My wintertime love to be

La, la, la, la

Come with me dance, my dear

Winter's so cold this year

You are so warm

My wintertime love to be

 

THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

Wait until the war is over

And we're both a little older

The unknown soldier

Breakfast where the news is read

Television children fed

Unborn living, living, dead

Bullet strikes the helmet's head

And it's all over

For the unknown soldier

It's all over

For the unknown soldier

Hut

Hut

Hut ho hee up

Hut

Hut

Hut ho hee up

Hut

Hut

Hut ho hee up

Comp'nee

Halt

Preeee-zent!

Arms!

Make a grave for the unknown soldier

Nestled in your hollow shoulder

The unknown soldier

Breakfast where the news is read

Television children fed

Bullet strikes the helmet's head

And, it's all over

The war is over

It's all over

The war is over

Well, all over, baby

All over, baby

Oh, over, yeah

All over, baby

Wooooo, hah-hah

All over

All over, baby

Oh, woa-yeah

All over

All over

Heeeeyyyy

 

SPANISH CARAVAN

Carry me Caravan take me away

Take me to Portugal, take me to Spain

Andalusia with fields full of grain

I have to see you again and again

Take me, Spanish Caravan

Yes, I know you can

Trade winds find Galleons lost in the sea

I know where treasure is waiting for me

Silver and gold in the mountains of Spain

I have to see you again and again

Take me, Spanish Caravan

Yes, I know you can

 

MY WILD LOVE

My wild love went ridin'

She rode all the day

She wrote to the devil

And asked him to pay

The devil was wiser

It's time to repent

He asked her to give back

The money she spent

My wild love went ridin'

She rode to the sea

She gathered together

Some shells for her head

She rode and she rode on

She rode for a while

Then stopped for an evenin'

And lay her head down

She rode on to Christmas

She rode to the farm

She rode to Japan

And re-entered a town

By this time the weather

Had changed one degree

She asked for the people

To let her go free

My wild love is crazy

She screams like a bird

She moans like a cat

When she wants to be heard

My wild love went ridin'

She rode for an hour

She stopped and she rested

And then she rode on

Ride, c'mon

 

WE COULD BE SO GOOD TOGETHER

We could be so good together

Ya, so good together

We could be so good together

Ya, we could, I know we could

Tell you lies

I tell you wicked lies

Tell you lies

Tell you wicked lies

Tell you 'bout the world that we'll invent

Wanton world without lament

Enterprise, expedition

Invitation and invention

Ya, so good together

Ah, so good together

We could be so good together

Ya, we could, know we could

Alright!

Do da do do do do do bup bup de day

We could be so good together

Ya, so good together

We could be so good together

Ya, we could, I know we could

Tell you lies

Tell you wicked lies

Tell you lies

Tell you wicked lies

The time you wait subtracts the joy

Beheads the angels you destroy

Angels fight, angels cry

Angels dance and angels die

Ya, so good together

Ah, but so good together

We could be so good together

Ya, we could, know we could

 

YES, THE RIVER KNOWS

Please believe me

The river told me

Very softly

Want you to hold me, ooo

Free fall flow, river flow

On and on it goes

Breath under water 'till the end

Free fall flow, river flow

On and on it goes

Breath under water 'till the end

Yes, the river knows

Please believe me

If you don't need me

I'm going, but I need a little time

I promised I would drown myself in mystic heated wine

Please believe me

The river told me

Very softly

Want you to hold me, ooo

I'm going, but I need a little time

I promised I would drown myself in mystic heated wine

Free fall flow, river flow

On and on it goes

Breath under water 'till the end

Free fall flow, river flow

On and on it goes

Breath under water 'till the end

 

 

FIVE TO ONE

Yeah, c'mon, Love my girl

She lookin' good, C'mon, One more

Five to one, baby

One in five

No one here gets out alive, now

You get yours, baby

I'll get mine

Gonna make it, baby

If we try

The old get old

And the young get stronger

May take a week

And it may take longer

They got the guns

But we got the numbers

Gonna win, yeah

We're takin' over

Come on!

Yeah!

Your ballroom days are over, baby

Night is drawing near

Shadows of the evening crawl across the years

Ya walk across the floor with a flower in your hand

Trying to tell me no one understands

Trade in your hours for a handful dimes

Gonna' make it, baby, in our prime

Come together one more time

Get together one more time

Get together one more time

Get together, aha

Get together one more time!

Get together one more time!

Get together one more time

Get together one more time

Get together, gotta, get together

Ohhhhhhhh!

Hey, c'mon, honey

You won't have along wait for me, baby

I'll be there in just a little while

You see, I gotta go out in this car with these people and...

Get together one more time

Get together one more time

Get together, got to

Get together, got to

Get together, got to

Take you up in my room and...

Hah-hah-hah-hah-hah

Love my girl

She lookin' good, lookin' real good

Love ya, c'mon

 

 

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THE SOFT PARADE

 

TELL ALL THE PEOPLE

Tell all the people that you see

Follow me

Follow me down

Tell all the people that you see

Set them free

Follow me down

You tell them they don't have to run

We're gonna pick up everyone

Come out and take me by my hand

Gonna bury all our troubles in the sand, oh yeah

Can't you see the wonder at your feet

Your life's complete

Follow me down

Can't you see me growing, get your guns

The time has come

To follow me down

Follow me across the sea

Where milky babies seem to be

Molded, flowing revelry

With the one that set them free

Tell all the people that you see

It's just me

Follow me down

Tell all the people that you see

Follow me

Follow me down

Tell all the people that you see

We'll be free

Follow me down

Tell all the people that you see

It's just me

Follow me down

Tell all the people that you see

Follow me

Follow me down

Follow me down

You got to follow me down

Follow me down

Tell all the people that you see

We'll be free

Follow me down

Tell all the people you see

Follow me

You got to follow me down

 

TOUCH ME

Yeah!, Come on, come on, come on, come on

Now touch me, baby

Can't you see that I am not afraid?

What was that promise that you made?

Why won't you tell me what she said?

What was that promise that you made?

Now, I'm gonna love you, Till the heavens stop the rain

I'm gonna love you

Till the stars fall from the sky for you and I

Come on, come on, come on, come on

Now touch me, baby

Can't you see that I am not afraid?

What was that promise that you made?

Why won't you tell me what she said?

What was that promise that you made?

I'm gonna love you, Till the heavens stop the rain

I'm gonna love you

Till the stars fall from the sky for you and I

I'm gonna love you, Till the heavens stop the rain

I'm gonna love you

Till the stars fall from the sky for you and I

 

SHAMAN'S BLUES

There will never be, Another one like you

There will never be, Another one who can

Do the things you do, oh

Will you give another chance?, Will you try, little try?

Please stop and you remember,

We were together, anyway, all right

And if you have a certain evenin', You could lend to me

I'd give it all right back to you, A how it has to be with you

I know your moves and your mind

And your mind X6

Will you stop and think and wonder?

Just what you'll see

Out on the train yard

Nursin' penitentiary

It's gone, I cry out long

Go head, brother

Did you stop it to consider?, How it will feel

Cold, grinded grizzly bear jaws, Hot on your heels

Do you often stop and whisper?

It's Saturday's shore

The whole world's a savior

Who could ever, ever, ever

Ever, ever, ever, Ask for more?

Do you remember?

Will you stop?, Will you stop?, The pain

And there will never be

Another one like you

There will never be

Another one who can

Do the things you do, oh

Will you give another chance?

Will you try, little try?

Please stop and you remember

We were together, anyway, all right

How you must of think and wondered

How I must feel

Out on the meadows

While you run the field

I'm alone for you

And I cry

The sweat, look at it, Optical promise

Heh, heh, heh, You'll be dead and in hell

Before I'm born, Sure thing

Brides maid, The only solution

Isn't it amazing?

 

DO IT

Yuppa tuppa ta ta, Yuppa tuppa chic ta

Do thang, do thang, Do tuppa thang cho

Rikki te tatar, Te teen tar

De dow dow, Ha, ha, ha, ha, Ha, ha, ha, ha

Yeah, Yeah please me, yeah

Easy, babe, Please me

Please, please listen to me children X3

Said please, please listen to me children

You are the ones who will rule the world

Listen to me children X2

Please, please listen to me children X2

You are the ones who will rule the world, ha

You gotta please me, All night

Please, please listen to me children

Said please, please listen to me children

Please, yeah, please me, I'm askin' you

Please, please listen to me children X3

Please, my children

Please, children, Please, children

 

EASY RIDE

And I know

It will be

An easy ride, all right

And I know

It will be

Easy ride, ok

The mask that you wore

My fingers would explore

Costume of control

Excitement soon unfolds

And I know

It will be

Easy ride, yeah

Joy, for vaguely

Which' your pride

Which' your pride, yeah

Black polished stone

Black polished stone

I see your eyes

Like burnin' glass

Like burnin' glass

Hear you smile, smile, babe

The mask that you wore

My fingers would explore

Costume of control

Excitement soon unfolds, hey

Easy, baby

Call the queen, now

Be my bride

Ragin' darkness

By my side

Seize the summer

In your pride

Take the winter

In your stride

Let's ride, yeah

Easy, easy, easy

Easy, easy, ease, easy

Yeah, yeah, ride

Dum, dum, dum, dum

Dum, dum, dum

Ride

 

WILD CHILD

All right, Wild child full of grace

Savior of the human race, Your cool face

Natural child, terrible child

Not your mother's or your father's child

Your our child, screamin' wild

An ancient lunatic reigns in the trees of the night

Ha, ha, ha, ha

With hunger at her heels, Freedom in her eyes

She dances on her knees, Pirate prince at her side

Stirrin' into a hollow idols eyes

Wild child full of grace, Savior of the human race

Your cool face, Your cool face, Your cool face

Do you remember when we were in Africa?

 

RUNNIN' BLUE

Poor Otis dead and gone, Left me here to sing his song

Pretty little girl with the red dress on

Poor Otis dead and gone

Yeah, back down, turn around slowly

Try it again, remembering when

It was easy, try it again

Much to easy, rememberin' when

All right, look at my shoes, Not quite the walkin' blues

Don't fight, too much to lose, Can't fight the runnin' blues

Well, I've got the runnin' blues

Runnin' away, back to L.A.

Got to find the dock of the bay

Maybe find it back in L.A.

Runnin' scared, Runnin' blue

Goin' so fast, What'll I do

Well, I've got the runnin' blues

Runnin' away, back to L.A.

Got to find the dock of the bay

Maybe find it back in L.A.

All right, look at my shoes

Not quite the walkin' blues

Don't fight, too much to lose

Can't fight the runnin' blues

All right, look at my shoes

Not quite the walkin' blues

Don't fight, too much to lose

Can't fight the runnin' blues

 

WISHFUL SINFUL

Wishful crystal

Water covers everything in blue

Coolin' water

Wishful sinful

Our love is beautiful to see

I know where I would like to be

Right back where I came

Wishful, sinful, wicked blue

Water covers you

Wishful, sinful, wicked you

Can't escape the blue

Magic risin'

Sun is shinin' deep beneath the sea

But not enough for you and me and sunshine

Love to hear the wind cry

Wishful sinful

Our love is beautiful to see

I know where I would like to be

Right back where I came

Wishful, sinful, wicked blue

Water covers you

Wishful, sinful, wicked you

Can't escape the blue

Love to hear the wind cry

Love to hear you cry, yeah, yeah

 

THE SOFT PARADE

When I was back there in seminary school, There was a person there

Who put forth the proposition, That you can petition the Lord with prayer

Petition the lord with prayer, Petition the lord with prayer

You cannot petition the lord with prayer!

Can you give me sanctuary, I must find a place to hide, A place for me to hide

Can you find me soft asylum, I can't make it anymore, The Man is at the door

Peppermint, miniskirts, chocolate candy, Champion sax and a girl named Sandy

There's only four ways to get unravelled, One is to sleep and the other is travel, da da

One is a bandit up in the hills, One is to love your neighbor 'till

His wife gets home

Catacombs, Nursery bones, Winter women, Growing stones

Carrying babies, To the river

Streets and shoes, Avenues, Leather riders

Selling news, The monk bought lunch

Ha ha, he bought a little, Yes, he did, Woo!

This is the best part of the trip, This is the trip, the best part

I really like, What'd he say?, Yeah!, Yeah, right!

Pretty good, huh, Huh!, Yeah, I'm proud to be a part of this number

Successful hills are here to stay, Everything must be this way

Gentle streets where people play, Welcome to the Soft Parade

All our lives we sweat and save, Building for a shallow grave

Must be something else we say, Somehow to defend this place

Everything must be this way, Everything must be this way, yeah

The Soft Parade has now begun, Listen to the engines hum

People out to have some fun, A cobra on my left

Leopard on my right, yeah

The deer woman in a silk dress, Girls with beads around their necks

Kiss the hunter of the green vest, Who has wrestled before

With lions in the night

Out of sight!, The lights are getting brighter

The radio is moaning, Calling to the dogs

There are still a few animals, Left out in the yard

But it's getting harder, To describe sailors, To the underfed

Tropic corridor, Tropic treasure

What got us this far, To this mild equator?

We need someone or something new

Something else to get us through, yeah, c'mon

Callin' on the dogs, Callin' on the dogs

Oh, it's gettin' harder, Callin' on the dogs

Callin' in the dogs, Callin' all the dogs, Callin' on the gods

You gotta meet me, Too late, baby

Slay a few animals, At the crossroads, Too late

All in the yard, But it's gettin' harder, By the crossroads

You gotta meet me, Oh, we're goin', we're goin great

At the edge of town, Tropic corridor, Tropic treasure

Havin' a good time, Got to come along, What got us this far

To this mild equator?, Outskirts of the city, You and I

We need someone new, Somethin' new, Somethin' else to get us through

Better bring your gun, Better bring your gun

Tropic corridor, Tropic treasure, We're gonna ride and have some fun

When all else fails, We can whip the horse's eyes

And make them sleep, And cry

 

 

 

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MORRISON HOTEL

 

ROADHOUSE BLUES

Yeah

Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel X2

Yeah, we're goin' to the Roadhouse

We're gonna have a real

Good time

Yeah, back at the Roadhouse they got some bungalows

Yeah, back at the Roadhouse they got some bungalows

And that's for the people

Who like to go down slow

Let it roll, baby, roll X3

Let it roll, all night long

Do it, honey, do it

You gotta roll, roll, roll

You gotta thrill my soul, all right

Roll, roll, roll, roll

Thrill my soul

You gotta beep a gunk a chucha

Honk konk konk

You gotta each you puna

Each ya bop a luba

Each yall bump a kechonk

Ease sum konk

Ya, ride

Ashen lady, Ashen lady

Give up your vows, give up your vows

Save our city, save our city

Right now

Well, I woke up this morning, I got myself a beer

Well, I woke up this morning, and I got myself a beer

The future's uncertain, and the end is always near

Let it roll, baby, roll X3

Let it roll, all night long

 

WAITING FOR THE SUN

At first flash of Eden, we race down to the sea.

Standing there on Freedom's Shore.

Waiting for the Sun (3x)

Can you feel it now that spring has come.

And it's time to live in the scattered sun.

Waiting for the Sun (3x, pause, again slower)

Waiting.... Waiting.... Waiting.... Waiting.... (2x)

Waiting for you to - come along

Waiting for you to - hear my song

Waiting for you to - come along

Waiting for you to - tell me what went wrong

This is the strangest life I've ever known.

YEAH! (Riff 8x)

(Repeat second verse, Chorus 3x, then riff 2x, end).

 

YOU MAKE ME REAL

I really want you, Really do

Really need you, baby, God knows I do

'Cause I'm not real enough without you

Oh, what can I do.

You make me real, You make me feel

Like lovers feel.

You make me throw away mistaken misery

Make me feel love

Make me free.

I really want you

Really do

Really need you, baby

Really do

'Cause I'm not real enough without you

What can I do.

You make me real

Only you, baby

Have that appeal.

So let me slide into your tender sunken sea

Make me feel love

Make me free.

You make me real, all right

You make me feel

Like lovers feel.

You make me throw away mistaken misery

You make me feel love

You make me free.

Make me free

You make me real.

 

PEACE FROG

There's blood in the streets, it's up to my ankles

She came

There's blood on the streets, it's up to my knee

She came

Blood on the streets in the town of Chicago

She came

Blood on the rise, it's following me

Think about the break of day

She came and then she drove away

Sunlight in her hair

She came

Blood in the streets runs a river of sadness

She came

Blood in the streets it's up to my thigh

She came

Yeah the river runs down the legs of the city

She came

The women are crying red rivers of weepin'

She came into town and then she drove away

Sunlight in her hair

Indians scattered on dawn's highway bleeding

Ghosts crowd the young child's fragile eggshell mind

Blood in the streets in the town of New Haven

Blood stains the roofs and the palm trees of Venice

Blood in my love in the terrible summer

Bloody red sun of Phantastic L.A.

Blood streams her brain as they chop off her fingers

Blood will be born in the birth of a nation

Blood is the rose of mysterious union

There's blood in the streets, it's up to my ankles

Blood in the streets, it's up to my knee

Blood in the streets in the town of Chicago

Blood on the rise, it's following me

 

BLUE SUNDAY

I found my own true love was on a Blue Sunday.

She looked at me and told me

I was the only, One in the world.

Now I have found my girl.

My girl awaits for me in tender times

My girl is mine, She is the world

She is my girl.

La, la, la, la

My girl awaits for me in tender times

My girl is mine, She is the world

She is my girl.

 

SHIP OF FOOLS

The human race was dying out

No one left to scream and shout.

People walking on the moon

Smog will get you pretty soon.

Everyone was hanging out

Hanging up and hanging down

Hanging in and holding fast

Hope our little world will last.

Along came Mr. Goodtrips

Looking for a new ship.

Come on people better climb on board

Come on babe we're going home.

Ship of fools, Ship of fools.

The human race was dying out

No one left to scream and shout.

People walking on the moon

Smog will get you pretty soon.

Ship of fools, ship of fools X3

Climb on board

Ship's gonna leave you all, far behind.

 

LAND HO!

Grandma loved a sailor who sailed the frozen sea.

Grandpa was that whaler and he took me on his knee.

He said "Son I'm going crazy from living on the land

Got to find my shipmates and walk on foreign sand."

This old man was graceful with silver in his smile.

He smoked a briar pipe and he walked four country miles

Singing songs of shady sisters and old town liberty

Songs of love and songs of death, songs that set men free.

I've got three ships and sixty men

A course for ports unread.

I'll stand at mast, let North winds blow

Till half of us are dead.

Land Ho!

If I get my hands on a dollar bill

Gonna buy a bottle and drink my fill.

If I get my hands on a number five

Gonna skin that little girl alive.

If I get my hands on a number two

Come back home and marry you

Marry you, marry you.

Land Ho!, Land Ho!

If I get back home and I feel all right

You don't baby gonna love you tonight

Land Ho!

 

THE SPY

I'm a spy in the house of love.

I know the dream that you're dreaming of.

I know the word that you long to hear.

I know your deepest secret fear.

I'm a spy in the house of love.

I know the dream that you're dreaming of.

I know the word that you long to hear.

I know your deepest secret fear.

I know everything.

Everything you do, everywhere you go, everyone you know.

I'm a spy, in the house of love.

I know the dream that you're dreaming of.

I know the word that you long to hear.

I know your deepest secret fear.

I know your deepest secret fear.

I know your deepest secret fear.

I'm a spy, I can see, what you do, and I know.

 

QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY

She was a princess, queen of the Highway.

Sign on the road said "Take us to Madre."

No one can save her save the Blind Tiger.

He was a monster, black dressed in leather.

She was a princess, Queen of the Highway.

Now they are wedded, she is a good girl.

Naked as children out in a meadow.

Naked as children, wild as can be.

Soon to have offspring

Start it all over, start it all over.

American boy, American girl

The most beautiful people in the world.

Son of a frontier, indian swirl

Dance into the midnight whirlpool

Formless.

Hope we can continue a little while longer.

 

INDIAN SUMMER

I love you the best

Better than all the rest.

I love you the best

Better than all the rest.

That I meet in the summer.

Indian Summer.

That I meet in the summer.

Indian Summer.

I love you the best

Better than all the rest.

 

MAGGIE M'GILL

Miss Maggie M'Gill, she lived on a hill.

Her daddy got drunk and left her no will

So she went down, down to Tangie Town.

People down there really like to get it on.

Now if you're sad and you're feeling blue

Go out and buy a new pair of shoes

And you go down, down to Tangie Town

The people down there really like to get it on.

Illegitimate son of a rock and roll star

Illegitimate son of a rock and roll star

Mom met dad in the back of a rock and roll car.

Well I'm an old blues man

And I think that you understand

I've been singing the blues ever since the world began.

Maggie, Maggie, Maggie M'Gill

Roll on, roll on, Maggie M'Gill

Maggie, Maggie, Maggie M'Gill

Roll on, roll on, Maggie M'Gill

 

 

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L.A WOMAN

 

THE CHANGELING

Uh!

Uha!

Gedu!

I live uptown

I live downtown

I live all around

I had money, and I had none X2

But I never been so broke

That I couldn't leave town

I'm a Changeling, See me change X2

I'm the air you breath

Food you eat

Friends your greet

In the swarming street, wow

See me change

See me change, you

I live uptown

I live downtown

I live all around

I had money, yeah, and I had none X2

But I never been so broke

That I couldn't leave town

Well, I'm the air you breath

Food you eat

Friends your greet

In the swarming street, wow

Ew ma!

Uh, ah!

You gotta see me change

See me change

Yeah, I'm leavin' town

On a midnight train

Gotta see me change

Change, change, change X4

Woah, change, change, change

 

LOVE HER MADLY

Don't you love her madly, Don't you need her badly

Don't you love her ways, Tell me what you say

Don't you love her madly, Wanna be her daddy

Don't you love her face

Don't you love her as she's walkin' out the door

Like she did one thousand times before

Don't you love her ways, Tell me what you say

Don't you love her as she's walkin' out the door

All your love X4

All your love is gone,

So sing a lonely song

Of a deep blue dream,

Seven horses seem to be on the mark

Yeah, don't you love her

Don't you love her as she's walkin' out the door

All your love X3

Yeah, all your love is gone

So sing a lonely song

Of a deep blue dream

Seven horses seem to be on the mark

Well, don't you love her madly

Don't you love her madly

Don't you love her madly

 

BEEN DOWN SO LONG

Well, I've been down so Goddamn long

That it looks like up to me

Well, I've been down so very damn long

That it looks like up to me

Yeah, why don't one you people

Come on and set me free

I said, warden, warden, warden

Won't you break your lock and key

I said, warden, warden, warden

Won't you break your lock and key

Yeah, come along here, mister

Come on and let the poor boy be

Baby, baby, baby,

Won't you get down on your knees

Baby, baby, baby,

Won't you get down on your knees

Come on little darling,

Come on and give your love to me, oh yeah

Well, I've been down so Goddamn long

That it looks like up to me

Well, I've been down so very damn long

That it looks like up to me

Yeah, why don't one you people

Come on, oh come on, come on and set me free

 

CARS HISS BY MY WINDOW

The cars hiss by my window

Like the waves down on the beach

The cars hiss by my window

Like the waves down on the beach

I got this girl beside me

But she's out of reach

Headlight through my window

Shinin' on the wall

Headlight through my window

Shinin' on the wall

Can't hear my baby

Though I called and called

Yeah, right, Woo!

Windows started tremblin'

With a sonic boom

Windows started tremblin'

With a sonic boom, boom

A cold girl'll kill you

In a darkened room

Yeah, woo, Ride, Ride on, Weooooo!

Wawa, eooo!, Oooo, owa, owaaa!

Wa, waaaaea!, Ooo, wa, wa, wa, wa, waa!, Uh-huh

 

L.A. WOMAN

Well, I just got into town about an hour ago

Took a look around, see which way the wind blow

Where the little girls in their Hollywood bungalows

Are you a lucky little lady in The City of Light

Or just another lost angel...City of Night

City of Night, City of Night, City of Night, woo, c'mon

L.A. Woman, L.A. Woman

L.A. Woman Sunday afternoon X3

Drive through your suburbs

Into your blues, into your blues, yeah

Into your blue-blue Blues

Into your blues, ohh, yeah

I see your hair is burnin'

Hills are filled with fire

If they say I never loved you

You know they are a liar

Drivin' down your freeways

Midnight alleys roam

Cops in cars, the topless bars

Never saw a woman...

So alone, so alone X2

Motel Money Murder Madness

Let's change the mood from glad to sadness

Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin' X2

Got to keep on risin'

Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin'

Mojo Risin', gotta Mojo Risin'

Mr. Mojo Risin', gotta keep on risin'

Risin', risin'

Gone risin', risin'

I'm gone risin', risin'

I gotta risin', risin'

Well, risin', risin'

I gotta, wooo, yeah, risin'

Woah, ohh yeah

Well, I just got into town about an hour ago

Took a look around, see which way the wind blow

Where the little girls in their Hollywood bungalows

Are you a lucky little lady in The City of Light

Or just another lost angel...City of Night

City of Night, City of Night, City of Night, woah, c'mon

L.A. Woman, L.A. Woman, L.A. Woman, your my woman

Little L.A. Woman, Little L.A. Woman

L.A. L.A. Woman Woman, L.A. Woman c'mon

 

L'AMERICA

Yeeeaahh

I took a trip down to L'America

To trade some beads for a pint of gold

I took a trip down to L'America

To trade some beads for a pint of gold

L'America, L'America, L'America X2

C'mon people, don't ya look so down

You know the rain man's comin' ta town

Change the weather, change your luck

And then he'll teach ya how ta...find yourself

L'America

Friendly strangers came to town

All the people put them down

But, the women loved their ways

Come again some other day

Like the gentle rain

Like the gentle rain that falls

I took a trip down to L'America

To trade some beads for a pint of gold

I took a trip down to L'America

To trade some beads for a pint of gold

L'America, L'America, L'America

L'America, L'America, L'America, L'America

 

HYACINTH HOUSE

What are they doing in the Hyacinth House? X2

To please the lions in this day

I need a brand new friend who doesn't bother me

I need a brand new friend who doesn't trouble me

I need someone and who doesn't need me

I see the bathroom is clear

I think that somebody's near

I'm sure that someone is following me, oh yeah

Why did you throw the Jack of Hearts away?X2

It was the only card in the deck that I had left to play

And I'll say it again, I need a brand new friend X2

And I'll say it again, I need a brand new friend, the end

 

CRAWLING KING SNAKE

Well, I'm the Crawlin' King Snake, And I rule my den

I'm the Crawlin' King Snake, And I rule my den

Yeah, don't mess 'round with my mate

Gonna use her for myself

Caught me crawlin', bay, window, Grass is very high

Keep on crawlin' till the day I die

Crawlin' King Snake, And I rule my den

You better give me what I want

Gonna crawl no more

Caught me crawlin', baby, Crawlin' 'round your door

Seein' everything I want

I'm gonna crawl on your floor

Let's crawl

And I rule my den

C'mon, give me what I want

Ain't gonna crawl no more

Alright, crawl a while

C'mon crawl

C'mon crawl

Get on out there on your hands and knees, baby

Crawl all over me

Just like the spider on the wall

Ooo, we gonn' crawl, one more

Well, I'm the Crawlin' King Snake

And I rule my den

Call me the Crawlin' King Snake

And I rule my den

Yeah, don't mess 'round with my mate

Gonna use her for myself

 

THE WASP (TEXAS RADIO AND THE BIG BEAT)

I wanna tell you 'bout Texas Radio and the Big Beat

Comes out of the Virginia swamps

Cool and slow with money and decision

With a back beat narrow and hard to master

Some call it heavenly in it's brilliance

Others, mean and ruthful of the Western dream

I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft

We have constructed pyramids in honor of our escaping

This is the land where the Pharaoh died

The Negroes in the forest brightly feathered

They are saying, "Forget the night.

Live with us in forests of azure.

Out here on the perimeter there are no stars

Out here we is stoned - immaculate."

Listen to this, and I'll tell you 'bout the heartache

I'll tell you 'bout the heartache and the lose of God

I'll tell you 'bout the hopeless night

The meager food that my soul forgot

I'll tell you 'bout the maiden with raw iron soul

I'll tell you this

No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn

I'll tell you 'bout Texas Radio and the Big Beat

Soft drivin', slow and mad, like some new language

Now, listen to this, and I'll tell you 'bout the Texas

I'll tell you 'bout the Texas Radio

I'll tell you 'bout the hopeless night

Wandering the Western dream

Tell you 'bout the maiden with raw iron soul

 

RIDERS ON THE STORM

Riders on the storm X2

Into this house we're born, Into this world we're thrown

Like a dog without a bone, An actor out alone,

Riders on the storm

There's a killer on the road, His brain is squirmin' like a toad

Take a long holiday, Let your children play

If ya give this man a ride, Sweet family will die

Killer on the road, yeah

Girl ya gotta love your man X2

Take him by the hand, Make him understand

The world on you depends, Our life will never end

Gotta love your man, yeah, Wow!

Riders on the storm X2

Into this house we're born, Into this world we're thrown

Like a dog without a bone, An actor out alone

Riders on the storm, Riders on the storm X5

 

 

 

 

AN AMERICAN PRAYER

 

AWAKE GHOST SONG

Is everybody in?

Is everybody in?

Is everybody in?

The ceremony is about to begin.

WAKE UP!

You can't remember where it was

had this dream stopped?

 

AWAKE

Shake dreams from your hair

My pretty child, my sweet one.

Choose the day and choose the sign of your day

The day's divinity

First thing you see.

 

A vast radiant beach in a cool jeweled moon

Couples naked race down by it's quiet side

And we laugh like soft, mad children

Smug in the wooly cotton brains of infancy

The music and voices are all around us.

Choose they croon the Ancient Ones

The time has come again

Choose now, they croon

Beneath the moon

Beside an ancient lake

Enter again the sweet forest

Enter the hot dream

Come with us

Everything is broken up and dances.

 

DAWN'S HIGHWAY

Indians scattered on dawn's highway bleeding

Ghosts crowd the young child's fragile eggshell mind.

 

Me and my -ah- mother and father - and a

grandmother and a grandfather - were driving through

the desert, at dawn, and a truck load of Indian

workers had either hit another car, or just - I don't

know what happened - but there were Indians scattered

all over the highway, bleeding to death.

 

So the car pulls up and stops. That was the first time

I tasted fear. I musta' been about four - like a child is

like a flower, his head is just floating in the

breeze, man.

The reaction I get now thinking about it, looking

back - is that the souls of the ghosts of those dead

Indians...maybe one or two of 'em...were just

running around freaking out, and just leaped into my

soul. And they're still in there.

 

Indians scattered on dawn's highway bleeding

Ghosts crowd the young child's fragile eggshell mind.

 

Blood in the streets in the town of New Haven

Blood stains the roofs and the palm trees of Venice

Blood in my love in the terrible summer

Bloody red sun of Phantastic L.A.

 

Blood screams her brain as they chop off her fingers

Blood will be born in the birth if a nation

Blood is the rose of mysterious union

Blood on the rise, it's following me.

 

Indian, Indian what did you die for?

Indian says, nothing at all.

 

NEWBORN AWAKENING

Gently they stir, gently rise

The dead are newborn awakening

With ravaged limbs and wet souls

Gently they sigh in rapt funeral amazement

Who called these dead to dance?

Was it the young woman learning to play the ghost song on her baby grand?

Was it the wilderness children?

Was it the ghost god himself, stuttering, cheering, chatting blindly?

I called you up to anoint the earth

I called you to announce sadness falling like burned skin

I called you to wish you well

To glory in self like a new monster

And now I call you to pray

 

TO COME OF AGE

A military station in the desert.

 

Can we resolve the past

Lurking jaws, joints of time?

The Base

To come of age in a dry place

Holes and caves.

 

My friend drove and hour each day from the mountains

The bus gives you a hard-on with books in your lap

Someone shot the bird in the afternoon dance show

They gave out free records to the best couple

Spades dance best, from the hip.

 

BLACK POLISHED CHROME

The music was new

black polished chrome

And came over the summer

like liquid night.

The DJ's took pills to stay awake

and play for seven days

They went to the studio

And someone knew him

Someone knew the TV showman

He came to our homeroom party

and played records

And when he left in the hot noon sun

and walked to his car

We saw the chooks had written

F-U-C-K on his windshield

He wiped it off with a rag

and smiling coolly drove away

He's rich. Got a big car.

 

My gang will get you

Scenes of rape in the arroyo

Seduction in cars, abandoned buildings

Fights at the food stand

The dust

the shoes

Open shirts and raised collars

Bright sculptured hair.

 

Hey man, you want girls, pills, grass? C'mon...

I show you good time.

This place has everything. C'mon...

I show you.

 

ANGELS AND SAILORS

Angels and sailors

rich girls

backyard fences

tents

 

Dreams watching each other narrowly

soft luxuriant cars

Girls in garages, stripped

out to get liquor and clothes

half gallons of wine and six-packs of beer

Jumped, humped, born to suffer

made to undress in the wilderness.

 

I will never treat you mean

Never start no kind of scene

I'll tell you every place and person that I've been.

 

Always a playground instructor, never a killer

Always a bridesmaid on the verge of fame or over

He maneuvered two girls into his hotel room

One a friend, the other, the young one, a newer stranger

Vaguely Mexican or Puerto Rican

Poor boys thighs and buttock scarred by a father's belt

She's trying to rise

Story of her boyfriend, of teenage stoned death games

Handsome lad, dead in a car

Confusion

No connections

Come 'ere

I love you

Peace on earth

Will you die for me?

Eat me

This way

The end

 

I'll always be true

Never go out, sneaking out on you, babe

If you'll only show me Far Arden again.

 

I'm surprised you could get it up

He whips her lightly, sardonically, with belt

Haven't I been through enough? she asks

Now dressed and leaving

The Spanish girl begins to bleed

She says her period

It's Catholic heaven

I have an ancient Indian crucifix around my neck

My chest is hard and brown

Lying on stained, wretched sheets with a bleeding virgin

We could plan a murder

Or start a religion.

 

STONED IMMACULATE

I'll tell you this...

No eternal reward will forgive us now

For wasting the dawn.

 

Back in those days everything was simpler and more confused

One summer night, going to the pier

I ran into two young girls

The blonde one was called Freedom

The dark one, Enterprise

We talked and they told me this story

Now listen to this...

I'll tell you about Texas radio and the big beat

Soft driven, slow and mad

Like some new language

Reaching your head with the cold, sudden fury of a divine messenger

Let me tell you about heartache and the loss of god

Wandering, wandering in hopeless night

Out here in the perimeter there are no stars

 

Out here we is stoned

Immaculate.

 

THE MOVIE

The movie will begin in five moments

The mindless voice announced

All those unseated will await the next show.

 

We filed slowly, languidly into the hall

The auditorium was vast and silent

As we seated and were darkened, the voice continued.

 

The program for this evening is not new

You've seen this entertainment through and through

You've seen your birth your life and death

you might recall all of the rest

Did you have a good world when you died?

Enough to base a movie on?.

 

 

I'm getting out of here

Where are you going?

To the other side of morning

Please don't chase the clouds, pagodas

 

Her cunt gripped him like a warm, friendly hand.

 

 

It's alright, all your friends are here

When can I meet them?

After you've eaten

I'm not hungry

Uh, we meant beaten

 

Silver stream, silvery scream

Oooooh, impossible concentration.

 

CURSES, INVOCATIONS

Curses, Invocations

Weird bate-headed mongrels

I keep expecting one of you to rise

Large buxom obese queen

Garden hogs and cunt veterans

Quaint cabbage saints

Shit hoarders and individualists

Drag strip officials

Tight lipped losers and

Lustful fuck salesman

My militant dandies

All strange orders of monsters

Hot on the tail of the woodvine

We welcome you to our procession

 

Here come the Comedians

look at them smile

Watch them dance an Indian mile

Look at them gesture

How aplomb

So to gesture everyone

Words dissemble

Words be quick

Words resemble walking sticks

Plant them they will grow

Watch them waver so

I'll always be a word man

Better then a bird man

 

AMERICAN NIGHT

All hail the American night!

 

What was that?

I don't know

Sounds like guns...thunder.

 

(Roadhouse Blues cuts in here with Jim doing a little audience participation section at the end.)

 

...Alright! Alright! Alright!

Hey, listen! Listen! Listen, man! listen, man!

I don't know how many you people believe in astrology...

 

Yeah, that's right...that's right, baby, I...I am a

Sagittarius

The most philosophical of all the signs

But anyway, I don't believe in it

I think it's a bunch of bullshit, myself

But I tell you this, man, I tell you this

I don't know what's gonna happen, man, but I wanna have

my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames

Alright!

 

THE WORLD ON FIRE

The World on Fire...Taxi from Africa...The Grand Hotel...

He was drunk a big party last night back going back

in all directions sleeping these insane hours I'll never wake up

in a good mood again I'm sick of these stinky boots

 

LAMENT

Lament for my cock

Sore and crucified

I seek to know you

Acquiring soulful wisdom

You can open walls of mystery

Stripshow

 

How to acquire death in the morning show

TV death which the child absorbs

Deathwell mystery which makes me write

Slow train, the death of my cock gives life

 

Forgive the poor old people who gave us entry

Taught us god in the child's prayer in the night

 

Guitar player

Ancient wise satyr

Sing your ode to my cock

 

Caress it's lament

Stiffen and guide us, we frozen

Lost cells

The knowledge of cancer

To speak to the heart

And give the great gift

Words Power Trance

 

this stable friend and the beast of his zoo

Wild haired chicks

Women flowering in their summit

Monsters of skin

Each color connects

to create the boat

which rocks the race

Could any hell be more horrible

than now

and real?

 

I pressed her thigh and death smiled

 

death, old friend

death and my cock are the world

I can forgive my injuries in the name of

Wisdom Luxury Romance

 

Sentence upon sentence

Words are the healing lament

For the death of my cock's spirit

Has no meaning in the soft fire

Words got me the wound and will get me well

I you believe it

 

All join now and lament the death of my cock

A tongue of knowledge in the feathered night

Boys get crazy in the head and suffer

I sacrifice my cock on the alter of silence

 

THE HITCHHIKER

Thoughts in time and out of season

The Hitchhiker

Stood by the side of the road

And leveled his thumb

In the calm calculus of reason

Hi. How you doin'? I just got back into town L.A.

I was out on the desert for awhile

Riders on the storm

Yeah. In the middle of it

Riders on the storm

Right...

Into this world we're born

Hey, listen, man, I really got a problem

Into this world we're thrown

When I was out on the desert, ya know

Like a dog without a bone

An actor out on loan

I don't know how to tell you

Riders on the storm

but, ah, I killed somebody

There's a killer on the road

No...

His brain is squirming like a toad

It's no big deal, ya know

I don't think anybody will find out about it, but...

take a long holiday

just, ah...

Let your children play

this guy gave me a ride, and ah...

If you give this man a ride

started giving me a lot of trouble

Sweet family will die

and I just couldn't take it, ya know

Killer on the road

And I wasted him

Yeah

 

 

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MISCELLANEOUS SONGS

 

THE CELEBRATION OF THE LIZARD

Lions in the street and roaming

Dogs in heat, rabid, foaming

A beast caged in the heart of a city

The body of his mother

Rotting in the summer ground

He fled the town

 

He went down South and crossed the border

Left the chaos and disorder

Back there over his shoulder

 

One morning he awoke in a green hotel

With a strange creature groaning beside him

Sweat oozed from its shiny skin

 

Is everybody in?

The ceremony is about to begin

 

Wake up!

You can't remember where it was

Had this dream stopped?

The snake was pale gold

Glazed and shrunken

We were afraid to touch it

The sheets were hot dead prisons

 

Now, run to the mirror in the bathroom

Look!

I can't live thru each slow century of her moving

I let my cheek slide down

The cool smooth tile

Feel the good cold stinging blood

The smooth hissing snakes of rain . . .

 

Once I had, a little game

I liked to crawl back into my brain

I think you know the game I mean

I mean the game called 'go insane'

Now you should try this little game

Just close your eyes forget your name

Forget the world forget the people

And we'll erect a different steeple

This little game is fun to do

Just close your eyes no way to lose

And I'm right there I'm going too

Release control we're breaking thru

 

Way back deep into the brain

Back where there's never any pain

And the rain falls gently on the town

And in the labyrinth of streams

Beneath, the quiet unearthly presence of

Nervous hill dwellers in the gentle hills around

Reptiles abounding

Fossils, caves, cool air heights

 

Each house repeats a mold

Windows rolled

Beast car locked in against morning

All now sleeping

Rugs silent, mirrors vacant

Dust blind under the beds of lawful couples

Wound in sheets

And daughters, smug

With semen eyes in their nipples

 

Wait

There's been a slaughter here

 

(Don't stop to speak or look around

Your gloves and fan are on the ground

We're getting out of town

We're going on the run

And you're the one I want to come

 

Not to touch the earth

Not to see the sun

Nothing left to do, but

Run, run, run

Let's run

House upon the hill

Moon is lying still

Shadows of the trees

Witnessing the wild breeze

C'mon baby run with me

Let's run

Run with me

Run with me

Run with me

Let's run

 

The mansion is warm, at the top of the hill

Rich are the rooms and the comforts there

Red are the arms of luxuriant chairs

And you won't know a thing till you get inside

Dead president's corpse in the driver's car

The engine runs on glue and tar

C'mon along, we're not going very far

To the East to meet the Czar

 

Some outlaws lived by the side of the lake

The minister's daughter's in love with the snake

Who lives in a well by the side of the road

Wake up, girl! We're almost home

Sun, sun, sun

Burn, burn, burn

Soon, soon, soon

Moon, moon, moon

I will get you

Soon!, Soon!, Soon!

 

Let the carnival bells ring

Let the serpent sing

Let everything

 

We came down

The rivers and highways

We came down from

Forests and falls

We came down from

Carson and Springfield

We came down from

Phoenix enthralled

And I can tell you

The names of the Kingdom

I can tell you

The things that you know

Listening for a fistful of silence

Climbing valleys into the shade

 

I am the Lizard King

I can do anything

I can make the earth stop in its tracks

I made the blue cars go away

 

For seven years I dwelt

In the loose palace of exile

Playing strange games

With the girls of the island

Now I have come again

To the land of the fair, and the strong, and the wise

Brothers and sisters of the pale forest

O Children of Night

Who among you will run with the hunt?

Now Night arrives with her purple legion

Retire now to your tents and to your dreams

Tomorrow we enter the town of my birth

I want to be ready'

 

AN AMERICAN PRAYER

 

I

Do you know the warm progress under the stars?

Do you know we exist?

Have you forgotten the keys to the Kingdom?

Have you been borne yet & are you alive?

Let's reinvent the gods, all the myths of the ages

Celebrate symbols from deep elder forests

[Have you forgotten the lessons of the ancient war]

We need great golden copulations

The fathers are cackling in trees of the forest

Our mother is dead in the sea

Do you know we are being led to slaughters by placid admirals

& that fat slow generals are getting obscene on young blood

Do you know we are ruled by T.V.

The moon is a dry blood beast

Guerilla bands are rolling numbers in the next block of green vine

amassing for warfare on innocent herdsmen who are just dying

O great creator of being grant us one more hour to perform our art & perfect our lives

The moths & atheists are doubly divine & dying

We live, we die & death not ends it

Journey we more into the Nightmare

Cling to life our passion'd flower

Cling to cunts & cocks of despair

We got our final vision by clap

Columbus' groin got filled w/ green death

(I touched her thigh & death smiled)

We have assembled inside this ancient & insane theatre

To propagate our lust for life & flee the swarming wisdom of the streets

The barns are stormed

The windows kept & only one of all the rest

To dance & save us

W/ the divine mockery of words

Music inflames temperament

(When the true King's murderers are allowed to roam free a 1000 magicians arise in the land)

Where are the feasts

we were promised

Where is the wine

The New Wine

(dying on the vine)

resident mockery give us an hour for magic

We of the purple glove

We of the starling flight & velvet hour

We of arabic pleasure's breed

We of sundome & the night

Give us a creed

To believe

A night of Lust

Give us trust in

The Night

Give of color

hundred hues

a rich Mandala

for me & you & for your silky pillowed house

a head, wisdom & a bed

Troubled decree

Resident mockery

has claimed thee

We used to believe in the good old days

We still receive In little ways

The Things of Kindness & unsporting brow

Forget & allow

Did you know freedom exists in a school book

Did you know madmen are running our prison

w/in a jail, w/in a gaol, w/in a white free protestant

Maelstrom

We're perched headlong

on the edge of boredom

We're reaching for death

on the end of a candle

We're trying for something

That's already found us

We can invent Kingdoms of our own

grand purple thrones, those chairs of lust

& love we must, in beds of rust

Steel doors lock in prisoner's screams

& muzak, AM, rocks their dreams

No black men's pride to hoist the beams

while mocking angels sift what seems

To be a collage of magazine dust

Scratched on foreheads of walls of trust

This is just jail for those who must

get up in the morning & fight for such unusable standards

while weeping maidens show-off penury & pout ravings for a mad staff

Wow, I'm sick of doubt

Live in the light of certain

South

Cruel bindings

The servants have the power dog-men & their mean women

pulling poor blankets over our sailors

(& where were you in our lean hour)

Milking your moustache?

or grinding a flower?

I'm sick of dour faces

Staring at me from the T.V.

Tower. I want roses in my garden bower; dig?

Royal babies, rubies must now replace aborted

Strangers in the mud

These mutants, blood-meal

for the plant that's plowed

They are waiting to take us into the severed garden

Do you know how pale & wanton thrillful

comes death on strange hour

unannounced, unplanned for like a scaring over-friendly guest you've brought to bed

Death makes angels of us all & gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as raven's claws

No more money, no more fancy dress

This other Kingdom seems by far the best until its other jaw reveals incest & loose obedience to a vegetable law

I will not go

Prefer a Feast of Friends

To the Giant family

 

II

Great screaming Christ

Upsy-daisy

Lazy Mary will get you up upon a Sunday morning

"The movie will begin in 5 moments"

The mindless Voice announced

"All those unseated, will await The next show"

We filed slowly, languidly into the hall. The auditorium was vast, & silent.

As we seated & were darkened

The Voice continued:

"The program for this evening is not new. You have seen This entertainment thru & thru.

You've seen your birth, your life & death; you might recall all of the rest

-- (did you have a good world when you died?) -- enough to base a movie on?"

An iron chuckle rapped our minds like a fist.

I'm getting out of here

Where're you going?

To the other side of the morning

Please don't chase the clouds

pagodas, temples

Her cunt gripped him

like a warm friendly hand.

"It's all right.

All your friends are here."

When can I meet them?

"After you've eaten"

I'm not hungry

"O, we meant beaten"

Silver stream, silvery scream,

impossible concentration

Here come the comedians

look at them smile

Watch them dance

an indian mile

Look at them gesture

How aplomb

So to gesture everyone

Words dissemble

Words be quick

Words resemble walking sticks

Plant them

They will grow

Watch them waver so

I'll always be

a word-man

Better than a birdman

But I'll charge

Won't get away

w/out lodging a dollar

Shall I say it again

aloud, you get the point

No food w/out fuel's gain

I'll be, the irish loud

unleashed my beak

at peak of powers

O girl, unleash

your worried comb

O worried mind

Sin in the fallen

Backwoods by the blind

She smells debt

on my new collar

Arrogant prose

Tied in a network of fast quest

Hence the obsession

Its quick to admit

Fats borrowed rhythm

Woman came between them

Women of the world unite

Make the world safe

For a scandalous life

Hee Heee

Cut your throat

Life is a joke

Your wife's in a moat

The same boat

Here comes the goat

Blood Blood Blood Blood

They're making a joke

of our universe

III

Matchbox

Are you more real than me

I'll burn you, & set you free

Wept bitter tears

Excessive courtesy

I won't forget

 

IV

A hot sick lava flowed up,

Rustling & bubbling.

The paper-face.

Mirror-mask, I love you mirror.

He had been brainwashed for 4 hrs.

The LT. puzzled in again

"ready to talk"

"No sir" -- was all he'd say.

Go back to the gym.

Very peaceful

Meditation

Air base in the desert

looking out venetian blinds

a plane

a desert flower

cool cartoon

The rest of the World

is reckless & dangerous

Look at the

brothels

Stag films

Exploration

 

V

A ship leaves port

mean horse of another thicket

wishbone of desire

decry the metal fox

 

BUILD ME A WOMAN

Give me a witness, darling.

I need a witness, babe.

I got the poontang blues. I got the poontang blues.

From the top of my head to the bottom of my cowboy shoes.

Build me a woman,

Make her ten feet tall.

You got to build me a woman,

Make her ten feet tall.

Don't make her worthless,

Don't make her small.

Build me a woman,

Make her ten feet tall.

You got to build me a woman,

Make her ten feet tall.

Don't make her worthless,

Don't make her small.

Build me someone I can ball

All night long.

 

CLOSE TO YOU ( WILLIE DIXON )

(I want to get)

Close to you like black on white,

Close to you like the coldest of ice,

Close to you like a siamese twin,

Close to you like I'm feeling all right.

(I want to get)

Close to you baby, X3

I don't know what to say or do.

(I want to get)

Close to you like the sight of your eye?

Close to you like the heat is to fire,

Close to you baby as close as I can get,

Close to you like water is wet.

(I want to get)

Close to you till I'm feeling all right,

Close to you--gonna love you all night,

Close to you in New York City,

I love you so much you know it's a pity.

Closer and closer baby.

Closer and closer baby.

 

DON'T GO NO FARTHER (WILLIE DIXON)

You need meat--go to the market.

You need bread--try the bakery.

You need loving--look here, baby.

I got just what you need.

Chorus: I got to love somebody

I got to love somebody,

I got to love somebody,

Somebody don't love me.

You need money--go to the bank, dear.

You need honey--look to the bee.

You need loving--come on here, woman.

Well, I got just what you need.

Chorus

Oh, play it now!

You need meat--go to the market.

You need bread--try the bakery.

And you need loving--come on here, baby.

Well, I got just what you need.

I want to love somebody,

Yeah, love somebody,

I got to love somebody,

Somebody got to love me.

Play your guitar!

You need money--go to the bank, dear.

If you need honey--go find a bee.

If need loving--well, I'm your doctor.

I've got people sick on what you need.

Chorus

 

GLORIA (VAN MORRISON)

Yeah, right.

Did you hear about my baby? She come around,

She come round here, her head to the ground?

Come round here just about midnight,

She makes me feel so good, make me feel all right.

She come round my street, now

She come to my house

Knock upon my door

Climbing up my stairs--one, two, three

Come on baby

Here she is in my room, oh boy

Hey what's your name?

How old are you?

Where'd you go to school?

Well, now that we know each other a little bit better,

Why don't you come over here and make me feel all right!

Chorus: Gloria--g-l-o-r-i-a

Gloria--g-l-o-r-i-a

Gloria--g-l-o-r-i-a

Gloria--g-l-o-r-i-a

You were my queen and I was your fool,

Riding home after school.

You took me home

To your house.

Your father's at work,

Your mama's out shopping around.

Check me into your room.

Show me your thing.

Why'd you do it baby?

Getting softer--slow it down, etc.

Now you show me your thing.

Wrap your legs around my neck,

Wrap your arms around my feet,

Wrap your hair around my skin.

I'm gonna huh--all right, ok, yeah.

It's getting harder--It's getting too darn fast, etc.

Come on, now, let's get it on.

Too late, too late, too late, too late, too late,

Make me feel all right!

Chorus

Keep the whole thing going, baby!

 

LITTLE RED ROOSTER (WILLIE DIXON)

I'm the little red rooster

Too lazy to crow the day.

I'm the little red rooster

Too lazy to crow the day.

Keep everything in the barnyard

Upset in every way.

Dogs begin to bark

The hounds begin to howl.

Dogs begin to bark

The hounds begin to howl.

Look out strange cat people

The rooster's on the prowl.

If you see my little red rooster

Please drive him home.

If you see my little red rooster

Please drive him home.

Ain't been no peace in the barnyard

Since my little red rooster been gone.

 

LOVE HIDES

Love hides in the strangest places.

Love hides in familiar faces.

Love comes when you least expect it.

Love hides in narrow corners.

Love comes to those who seek it.

Love hides inside the rainbow.

Love hides in molecular structures.

Love is the answer.

 

WHO SCARED YOU

Who scared you and why were you born, my babe?

In two-time's arms with all of your charms, my love.

Why were you born, just to play with me,

To freak out or to be beautiful, my dear?

Load your head, blow it up, feeling good, baby

Load your head, blow it up, feeling good, baby.

Well my room is so cold, you know you don't have to go, my babe.

And if you want it up right, I'm gonna love you tonight, my love.

Well I'm glad that we came, I hope you're feeling the same.

Who scared you and why were you born? Please stay.

I see your rider coming down the road.

Got a virgin carrying a heavy load,

One sack of silver and one bag of gold.

 

UNIVERSAL MIND

I was doing time in the universal mind.

I was feeling fine.

I was turning keys, I was setting people free.

I was doing all right.

Chorus: Then you came along

With a suitcase and a song,

Turned my head around.

Now I'm so alone

Just looking for a home

In every place I see.

I'm the freedom man X3

That's how lucky I am.

I was doing time in the universal mind.

I was feeling fine.

I was turning keys, I was setting people free.

I was doing all right.

Chorus

I'm the freedom man.

I was doing time in the universal mind.

I was feeling fine.

I was turning keys, I was setting people free.

I was doing all right.

Chorus

I'm the freedom man X3

 

WHO DO YOU LOVE ( ELIAS MCDANIEL )

I walked 47 miles on barbed-wire,

Got a cobra-snake for a necktie.

I built a house by the roadside,

Made of rattlesnake hide.

Got a brand new chimney up on top,

Made out of human skulls.

Come on baby take a walk with me,

And tell me who do you love?

Who do you love? X3

Tombstone head and a graveyard mind,

I'm just 22 and I don't mind dying.

Rode around the town with a rattlesnake whip,

Come on baby don't give me no lip.

Who do you love? X3

The night is dark, the sky was blue,

Down the alley the ice wagon flew.

Hit a bump, somebody screamed,

You should'a heard just what I seen.

Who, baby, who do you love?

What do you love, now?

Love, love, love me girl.

Love, love, love me darling.

 

GRAVEYARD POEM

It was the greatest night of my life.

Although I still had not found a wife

I had my friends

Right there beside me.

We were close together.

We tripped the wall and we scaled the graveyard

Ancient shapes were all around us.

The wet dew felt fresh beside the fog.

Two made love in an ancient spot

One chased a rabbit into the dark

A girl got drunk and balled the dead

And I gave empty sermons to my head.

Cemetary, cool and quiet

Hate to leave your sacred lay

Dread the milky coming of the day.

 

BREAK ON THROUGH ( PART 2 )

When I was back there in seminary school

There was a person there who put forth the proposition

That you can petition the Lord with prayer

Petition the Lord with prayer

Petition the Lord with prayer

You cannot petition the Lord with prayer

 

Dead cats, dead rats, did you see what they were at, alright

Dead cat in a tophat

 

Sucking on a young man's blood

Wishing he would come, yeah

Sucking on a soldier's brain

Wishing it would be the same

 

Dead cat, dead rat, did you see what they were at

Fat cat in a tophat

Thinks he's an aristocrat

Thinks he can kill and slaughter

Thinks he can shoot my daughter

 

Yeah, right...oh yeah...alright...yeah

Dead cats, dead rats, think you're an aristocrat

Crap...ah, that's crap

 

THE END ( LIVE )

Come on, turn the lights out, man

Turn it way down

Hey Mister Light man

You gotta turn those lights way down, man!

Hey, I'm not kidding, you gotta turn the lights out

Come on!

What do we care...?

 

This is the end, beautiful friend

This is the end, my ownly friend, the end

Of our elaborate plans, the end

Of everything that stands, the end

No safety or surprise, the end

I'll never look into your eyes again

 

Can you picture what will be

So limitless and free

Desperately in need of some stranger's hand

In a desperate land

Come on, baby!

 

And we were in this house and there was a sound like

silverware being dropped on linoleum, and then

somebody ran into the room and they said

"Have you seen the accident outside?"

And everybody said:

"Hey man, have you seen the accident outside?"

 

Have you seen the accident outside

Seven people took a ride

Six bachelors and their bride

Seven people took a ride

Sever people died

 

Don't let me die in an automobile

I wanna lie in an open field

Want the snakes to suck my skin

Want the worms to be my friends

Want the birds to eat my eyes

As here I lie

The clouds fly by

 

Ode to a grasshopper...

I think I'll open a little shop,

A little place where they sell things

And I think I'll call it "Grasshopper"...

 

I have a big green grasshopper out there

Have you seen my grasshopper, mama?

Looking real good...

(Oh, I blew it, it's a moth)

That's alright, he ain't got long to go, so we'll forgive him.

 

Ensenada

The dog crucifix

The dead seal

Ghosts of the dead car sun

Stop the card

I'm getting out, I can't take it

Hey, look out, there's somebody coming

And there's nothing you can do about it...

 

The killer awoke before dawn

He put his boots on

He took a face from the ancient gallery

And he...he walked on down the hallway, baby

Came to a door

He looked inside

 

Father?

Yes, son?

I wanna kill you

Mother...I want to...

Fuck you, mama, all night long

Beware, mama

Gonna love you, baby, all night

 

Come on, baby, take a chance with us

Come on, baby, take a chance with us

Come on, baby, take a chance with us

Meet me at the back of the blue bus

Meet me at the back of the blue bus,

Blue rock,

Blue bus,

Blue rock

Blue bus.

 

Kill! Kill!

 

This is the end, beautiful friend

This is the end, my only friend, the end

Hurts to set you free

But you'll never follow me

The end of laughter and soft cries

The end of nights we tried to die

This is the end

 

AMERICAN NIGHT

All hail the American night!

 

What was that?

I don't know

Sounds like guns...thunder.

 

(Roadhouse Blues cuts in here with Jim doing a little audience participation section at the end.)

 

...Alright! Alright! Alright!

Hey, listen! Listen! Listen, man! listen, man!

I don't know how many you people believe in astrology...

 

Yeah, that's right...that's right, baby, I...I am a

Sagittarius

The most philosophical of all the signs

But anyway, I don't believe in it

I think it's a bunch of bullshit, myself

But I tell you this, man, I tell you this

I don't know what's gonna happen, man, but I wanna have

my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames

Alright!

 

PARIS BLUES

I wish I was a girl of sixteen

Be the queen of the magazine

I'd drive around in a great big car

I'd have a chauffeur like a movie star

And all night long you could hear me scream!

 

When you look all around, can you believe the shape she's in?

When you look all around, can you believe the shape she's in?

Look all around, can you believe the shape she's in?

 

Know where I'm goin', can't remember where I've been

Know right where I'm goin', can't remember where I've been

Goin' to the city of love, gonna start my life all over again

 

Once I was young now I'm gettin' old

Once I was warm, now I feel cold

Well, I'm goin' overseas, gonna grab me some of that gold

 

MENTAL FLOSS

All deserters will be shot

at 5 o'clock tomorrow morning

so get yourselves together

and quit messing around

No more nonsense!

 

The assassination occurred at 3.30

No one was there to witness it

Even the breviaries had left their tapestries on the window

And we were all silenced

by the sad mildew cloud

that followed around

 

I wish I was back in the land of the...

of the...

Aaahm uhm...

 

You can't pin that one on me

I didn't do a goddamn thing

I was just standing there

Then a bunch of guys came up

and started laying all this shit on me

Now what am I supposed to do?

I'm an American! You can't touch me!

 

Did you know all nuns are 42?

And their eyes are blue?

Did you know all table clothes

are white in France?

Did you know women wear underpants?

Well, they do!

How does a musician imitate

the sound of underpants sliding

over a woman's thighs,

down over her ankles,

and over her little toes?

And the rings on her toes?

And her unquipped toe nails?

 

Lightning struck the magic purse

I didn't do a damn thing, man!

I was just standing there

in front of the 'Delicatessen'

and all these rabbies ran up

and a bunch of Indians and freaks

and monsters and f.... just started ...

mhmh... talking in all these weird languages...

What aah ... what ... could I say?

 

Hey, I'm tired of being a freaky musician

I wanna be Napoleon!

Let's have some more wars around here!

What a stinking, shitty little war we have running over there

Let's get a big one!

A real big one!

With a lotta killings and bombs and blood!

 

Schooldays...

Schooldays...

Good old-fashioned rule days...

 

Schooldays...

Schooldays...

Good old-fashioned rule days...

 

ORANGE COUNTY SUITE

Well I used to know someone fair

She had orange ribbons in her hair

She was such a trip

She was hardly there

But I loved her

Just the same.

 

There was rain in our window,

The FM set was ragged

But she could talk, yeah,

We learned to speak

 

And one year

has gone by

 

Such a long long road to seek it

All we did was break and freak it

We had all

That lovers ever had

We just blew it

And I'm not sad

 

Well I'm mad

 

And I'm bad

 

And two years

have gone by

 

Now her world was bright orange

And the fire glowed

And her friend had a baby

And she lived with us

Yeah, we broke through the window

Yeah, we knocked on the door

Her phone would not answer,

Yeah, but she's still home

 

Now her father has passed over

and her sister is a star

and her mother smokes diamonds

and she sleeps out in the car

 

Yeah, but she remembers Chicago

The musicians & guitars

and grass by the lake

and people who laugh'd

and made her poor heart ache

 

Now we live down in the valley

We work out on the farm

We climb up to the mountains

and everything's fine

 

and I'm still here

and you're still there

and we're still around

 

WOMAN IS A DEVIL

Me and the devil,

Walking side by side.

Me and the devil,

Going to take you on a long and evil ride.

 

The woman is a devil,

That's what I've been told.

Woman is a devil,

That's what I've been told.

She'll take all your money,

Then she'll spend all your gold.

 

All right.

 

The devil is a woman.

She's a woman.

Well I play my acts, honey

She take the whole damn role.

 

Keep on going, now, come on.

All right play it, yeah.

 

One more time.

 

Well she feel like dying.

Only twenty-one.

Well she feel like dying,

But she's only twenty-one.

She's not the only,

She's not the only one.

 

All right, all right, all right.

All right, all right.

Gonna save the whole world.

All right.

 

WHISKEY, MYSTICS AND MEN

Well, I'll tell you a story

of whiskey and mystics and men,

And about the believers and

how the whole thing began.

First there were women and

children obeying the moon,

Then daylight brought wisdom

and fever and sickness too soon.

You can try to remind me

instead of the other, you can.

You can help to insure

that we all insecure our command.

If you don't give a listen,

I won't try to tell your new hand.

This is it; can't you see

that we all have our ends in the band.

 

And if all of the teachers and

preachers of wealth were arraigned,

We could see quite a future

for me in the literal sands.

And if all the people

could claime to inspect such regrets,

well, we'd have no forgiveness,

forgetfullness, faithful remorse.

So I tell you, I tell you,

I tell you we must send away.

We must try to find a

new answer instead of a way.

 

ROCK IS DEAD

Hi you lady. alright babe. gonna love ya.

 

When I was just a little boy, 'bout the age of five

I went to sleep,

I heard my mama and papa talking -

She said

We got to stop that boy, he's gettin too far out,

He's goin' wild, we gotta stop that child.

And I lay there listening, feeling bad -

You know, people, I was feeling bad.

Mama didn't like the way I did my thing.

The old lady, she didn't get with that thing.

But my daddy was a sailor, get his head around,

And he said

Boy you got to do it son, get yourself intact,

You gotta love love love love love my baby tonight.

Let me tell you baby 'bout the death of rock,

I used to be a boy in my home block,

Used to feel alone then I heard some news,

Bunch o'cats got the rockin' news.

You know I love my rock'n'roll people,

You know we got some fun,

We gonna rock tonight, yeah c'mon.

Rock and roll is dead.

Rock and roll is dead,

Must be something else instead.

You got to lay right down and

Die, die, die, die yeah.

It's all over baby

That's it

We gotta go

We had some good times

But it's gone

It's all over.

 

I got a few things on my chest, I got to get 'em off.

Now listen listen listen listen listen.

Now I don't want to hear no talk about no revolution,

And I swear to God I don't want to hear

No talk about no constitution.

And in my frame of mind I am in no mood for

No talk about no. cremation.

The only thing I'm interested in.

I wanna have a good time.

I don't wanna hear no talk about no riots,

No demonstrations, no cacitritions, no impablermations.

There's only one thing I want to see.

That's some dancin' !

We're gonna have some fun !

We're gonna have a good time!

Let's roll !

 

O boogie. all night long. yeah.

Rocky little woman be my pal,

Gonna be the fool, gotta deep-dap-doo,

You gotta love, love, love ya baby little lotta-gita-do.

Yeah c'mon.

 

Yeah, wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute

Wait a minute !

Now listen here people !

I'm talkin' about the death of rock and roll,

And who killed it.

I'm talkin' about the blues.

I'm talkin' about the news.

Have you heard, have you heard,

Have you heard the word ?

Rock is dead.

Rock is dead.

Now I didn't want to be the one to lay it on ya sweetheart,

But I used to be a little fellow traveller.

I used to think we had the whole thing sewed up, mama.

Then I realised,

Rock and roll is dying, baby.

I wanna see some fun !

I wanna see some hanging out !

I wanna see my people

Non-political

Arithmetical

Transcendental

Irathamadental

Coolambindang bupalookanimbo. !

Are you ready ?

Are you ready ?

Are you ready to sing the blues my baby ?

 

Yeah, I like it real slow,

I like it real bad,

I like to get myself together

I love to hear you get undressed -

Naked woman, out of doors,

I don't care how loud you snore.

Sun goin' down, way out on the sea,

Here she comes, little girl, gonna set me free.

Alright c'mon, now. one more time.

 

Yeah.

Train a'ride - - - sixteen coaches long

Train a'ride - - - sixteen coaches long

Well I got my baby,

Gonna get on the train and run, yeah.

Well that big black train gonna get my baby,

Big black train,

Yeah the big black train gonna get my love,

Gonna take her, gonna hug her, gonna. whoa !!

Gonna love, love, love, love a dingo yeah.

Big black train.

 

Now when I got home,

I heard my daddy say,

 

You want a little piece ?

Do you want a little peace ?

Do you want a little soul ?

Do you want a little soul ?

 

I could not help myself, I could not help myself,

I could not help !

Help ! Help !

I'm dyin' ! I'm dyin' ! I'm dyin' !

I'm die - die - digadigadoohdah whoa !

 

It's over !

It's over !

Have mercy !

Have mercy !

Have mercy on your poor son !

 

We had some good times.

We had a few good times.

But

Those good little times - you know where they are ?

They're absolutely, positively under the ground.

And

As long as I got breath, the death of rock

Is the death of me,

And rock is dead

Well, we're dead. alright. yeah !.

 

ROCK IS DEAD

 

I Will Never Be Untrue

 

I will never be untrue

Do anything you would want me to

Never stay out drinking

no later than two

(two thirty...)

 

I will never treat you mean

and I won't cause no kind of scene

Tell you all the people

all the places I have been

 

I will always treat you kind

try to give you peace of mind

Only you tell me that you love me

one more time

 

Now darling

please don't be sad

Don't run off like that

when you get mad

Cause if you do

you gonna lose

the best friend

that you ever had

That's no lie...

 

I will never be untrue

Do everything you want me to do

Bring all my loving all my money

bring it all home to you

 

I never be untrue

 

ADOLF HITLER

Adolf Hitler is still alive

Ooooogh - sssssh

I slept with her last night

yeah

Come out from behind

that false mustache, Adolf

I know your're in there

ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

You favor life

He sides with Death

I straddle the fence

And my balls hurt

 

I'M A KING BEE

(LIVE DETROIT)

Well I'm a king bee, want you to be my queen

Well I'm a king bee baby, want you to be my queen

Together we can make honey, the world ever never seen

 

I'm young and able to buzz all night long

I'm young and able to buzz all night long

Well when you hear me buzzin' baby, some stinging is going on

 

Well I'm a king bee, buzzing around your hive

Well I'm a king bee, buzzing around your hive

Well I can make honey baby, let me come inside

 

Well I'm a king bee, can buzz all night long

Well I'm a king bee, can buzz all night long

Well I can buzz better baby, when your man is gone

 

 

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