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BIG THING ::: Taylor / Rhodes / Le Bon
get it up get it out get it in time · hang it up hanging out hanging on a big thing · move it in move it out move up the line · bang it up bang it out banging on a big thing
brothers and sisters let me hear it · get it up get it on get it in time · give me the green light and watch me move it · move it up move it out move up the line · this is temptation power rotation · give me the friction and watch me make it · make it up making out making it slide
so glad you came along · this time you won't be wrong · you love to turn it on · and you're not the only one
get it up get it out get it in time · hang it up hanging out hanging on a big thing · move it in move it out move up the line · bang it up bang it out banging on a big thing
brothers and sisters we can take it · shake it up shake it out shake it all the time · give me the suction we can stick it · lick it up suck it up stick it outside · this is temptation (station) power rotation (to station) · give me the playlist and watch me eat it · eat it up beat it up beat it in time
so glad you came along · this time you won't be wrong · you love to turn it on · and you're not the only one
get it up get it out get it in time · hang it up hanging out hanging on a big thing · move it in move it out move up the line · bang it up bang it out banging on a big thing
so glad you came along · this time you won't be wrong · you love to turn it on · and you're not the only one
get it up get it out get it in time · hang it up hanging out hanging on a big thing · move it in move it out move up the line · bang it up bang it out banging on a big thing · get it up get it out get it in time · hang it up hanging out hanging on a big thing · move it in move it out move up the line · bang it up bang it out banging on a big thing · get it up get it out get it in time · hang it up hanging out hanging on a big thing · move it in move it out move up the line · bang it up bang it out banging on a big thing

I DON'T WANT YOUR LOVE ::: Taylor / Rhodes / Le Bon
I don't mind if you're keeping someone else behind · I don't care 'cause you've got something I can share · hey take a chance · even if it's only only while we're dancing in the light · of your second sight · because when you understand me you might feel good around me now
I don't want your love to break me down · I don't want your love so turn it around
I won't turn you out · if you've got someone else · someone else you care about · because you must realise · my obsessive fascination is in your imagination now · take it off
I don't want your love to break me down · I don't want your love so turn it around · your rhythm is the power to move me · it's something you control completely · I don't want your love · I don't want your love
I like noise 'cause I like waking up the house · I cannot sit down · I can't shut up my mouth · but when you understand me · you might feel good around me now · take it off
I don't want your love to break me down · I don't want your love so turn it around · your rhythm is the power to move me · it's something you control completely · I don't want your love · I don't want your love
I don't want your love to break me down · I don't want your love so turn it around
I don't want your love · I don't want your love · I don't want your love · I don't want your love

ALL SHE WANTS IS ::: Taylor / Rhodes / Le Bon
all she wants is · all she wants is · all she wants is
all she wants is · all she wants is · all she wants is
spend your money on the corner now · you know you've got to save some for the shoeshine boy · you've been pulling them by the hand inside · oh collecting all your toys · if you need a lead to heaven now · just stick around · you're gonna be there · what do you care · what do you dare · what does your heart say now
all she wants is · all she wants is · all she wants is
divine intervention couldn't keep the word from leaking out · with your pleasure in suspension · not to mention what you hang it around · if you need a lead to heaven yeah · a place to share in every position · what do you care · what do you dare · what does your heart say now
all she wants is · all she wants is · all she wants is · more · more · more · that's all · yeah · just more
all she wants is · all she wants is · all she wants is · all she wants is

TOO LATE MARLENE ::: Taylor / Rhodes / Le Bon
walking out of nowhere and I let you in · 'til my imagination went for a spin · I've seen you every night been making out since then · and still I wonder why everybody's saying that ice is thin
and I think I know you just a little bit by now · and I think I can show you · you see baby · I don't want to fight about it
send down your rain · then who's to blame · and you'll understand because it's much too late to change
awaken to this hunger and then watch my heat · grow paler than the moonlight · that you made me eat · and if we run our lives along a one way street · we'll always wonder why everytime it still tastes just as sweet
and I think I know you just a little bit by now · and I think I can show you · you see baby · I don't want to fight about it
send down your rain · then who's to blame · and you'll understand because it's much too late to change · I will explain · we're too much the same · no I won't leave because it's just too late marlene
you see baby · I don't want to fight about it
send down your rain · then who's to blame · and you'll understand because it's much too late to change · I will explain · we're too much the same · no I won't leave because it's just too late marlene

DRUG (IT'S JUST A STATE OF MIND) ::: Taylor / Rhodes / Le Bon
take me every morning · take me every night · take me when you're feeling low · take me when you want to stay
take me · take me · take me · take me · take me · take me
before you slide into the wide there's something I want you to know · in all your stretch of consciousness you've still got a long way to go · some make you spin some make you sweat · it's only here for you to choose · and if you would try an alternative high · then tell me what have you got to lose now
take me every morning · take me every night · take me when you're feeling low · take me when you want to stay up all night · up all night
the hit to fit reality it's just a state of mind · and you'll admit it's more than just an axe that you've got to grind · we'll make a spin we'll make sweat · all you've got to do is use me · some like it hot but I like it wet · so tell me what we got to lose now
take me every morning · take me every night · take me when you're feeling low · take me when you want to stay up all night · up all night
a drug a drug drug · a drug a drug drug · a drug a drug drug
use me use me · a drug a drug drug · use me use me · a drug a drug drug · use me use me · a drug a drug drug · take take · a drug a drug drug · take take · a drug a drug drug
take me every morning · take me · take me every morning · take me · take me every morning · take me every night · take me when you're feeling low · take me when you want to stay · take me every morning · take me every night · take me when the feeling's low · take me when the mood is right · take me every morning · take me · take me every morning · take me · take me every morning · take me every night · take me when you're feeling low · take me when you want to stay
take me every night · take me when you're feeling low · take me when you want to stay · take me when the moon is right · up all night
take me every morning · take me every night · take me when the feeling's low

DO YOU BELIEVE IN SHAME? ::: Taylor / Rhodes / Le Bon
do you believe in love · do you believe in shame · if love can conquer all then why do we only feel the pain
I heard you speak my name · heard you singing the stones · maybe heard you laughing in a line of static on my telephone
so why your eyelids are closed · inside a case of rust · and did you have to change all you're poets fire into frozen dust
I've tried to justify it · to learn from your mistake · but where's the stupid lie that has to make it's point with such a pointless waste
come out
do you believe in shame · do you believe in love · and if they taste the same would you love again or abandon both
I don't think I ever can · believe my friend has gone · keep saying it's alright I'm going to bring you back · but I know I'm wrong
there's nothing I can say · there's nothing left to do · it's just that lately I feel so damn lonely when I think of you
and it may seem selfish now · but I'll hold on to the memory · until all this fear is washed away
do you believe in love · do you believe in life · 'cause I believe a little part of you inside of me will never die · 'cause I believe a little part of you inside of me will never die · 'cause I believe a little part of you inside of me will never die · 'cause I believe a little part of you inside of me will never die

PALOMINO ::: Taylor / Rhodes / Le Bon
she lays on the wall watching the strangers drift away · midday is all thick with the sun of arabia · she surrenders her voices they gather on the wind · talking chanting breathing into her body yesterday's
awaken beside the scent of burned sugar on her skin · painting eyes thick with the colour she brings in · always sure and strong when the lightning tumbles down · don't you frown everything will be in time for this evening
if there's secrets she has to be party to every one of them · if there's heaven she gets to the heart · and you'll wonder why she says · when I run out of blue · help me rise instead · now I can run to you · why she says · when I run out of blue · give me red instead · now let me run
if there's secrets she has to be party to every one of them · if there's heaven she gets to the heart · and you'll know just why she says · when I run out of blue · help me rise instead · now I can run to you · why she says · when I run out of blue · give me red instead · now let me run
hey hey
why she says when I run out of blue · help me rise instead · now I can run to you · why she says · when I run out of blue · give me red instead · now I can run to you · why she says · when I run out of blue · help me rise instead · now I can run to you

INTERLUDE ONE ::: Taylor / Rhodes / Le Bon
instrumental

LAND ::: Taylor / Rhodes / Le Bon
away from you · away from here · away from you · stay for me · stay for me · stay for me
baby I'm really sorry · to break your dream when it's so early · headlights on the window pane · they're getting lost in the light of day
tomorrow is today and soon my ship will sail
away from here · to walk a howling sealane · stay for me · your love is life · for love is land
baby just hear my story · before I leave · before we write the end · standing across the ocean stream · I'll need to know · I'll need your country then
tomorrow and today · you keep my landfall safe
away from here · to walk a howling sealane · stay for me · I need your love to land · away from here · to walk a howling sealane · stay for me · your love is life · for love is land
away from here · to walk a howling sealane · stay for me · I need your love to land · away from here · to walk a howling sealane · stay for me · your love is life · for love is land · for love is land · for love is land · love is land · love is land · love is land · love is land · love is land · love is land

FLUTE INTERLUDE ::: Taylor / Rhodes / Le Bon
instrumental

THE EDGE OF AMERICA ::: Taylor / Rhodes / Le Bon
walk the edge of america · a concrete beach to scrape my head · inside the subway stinking fear and shame · becomes the violent breath
the vigilante's out on dawn patrol · but now there's nothing left to hide · I'm just a number on the metal fence · which marks the great divide
sing it
hey boy · give your dreams a rest · if you're tired of searching · this is where it ends · there's nothing left to lose · nothing to protest · learn to love your anger now · anger here is all you possess · welcome to the edge
below the towers of the citadel · seems someone overlooked the cost · forgotten soldier of paradise · now paradise is lost
recognition never realised · salvation lost among the crowd · so tell me here beside the sterile sea · where is your nation now
we say
hey boy · give your dreams a rest · if you're tired of searching · this is where it ends · there's nothing left to lose · nothing to protest · learn to love your anger now · anger here is all you possess · welcome to the edge

LAKE SHORE DRIVING ::: Taylor / Rhodes / Le Bon
instrumental

I BELIEVE / ALL I NEED TO KNOW (MEDLEY) ::: Taylor / Rhodes / Le Bon
the taxman's in your pocket book · the pressmen are by the bar · and all the world is at your door
it's strange that you should lock it up · then preach an open heart · but you know what they're waiting for
you can turn your face away now and don't think twice · I'm just the ordinary guy you used to know · I'm not after your money or even your advice
I believe you'll follow me it's all I need to know to walk away
I was tempted by the devil in his deep blue swimming pool · until the devil's makeup ran
and my future is in the stranglehold of ever changing rules · I don't intend to understand
you can stop pretending now that I had you fooled · I'm still the ordinary guy you used to know · I'm not after your money to paralise my soul
I believe you'll follow me it's all I need to know · promise me you'll try to understand before I go and walk away
you can turn your face away now and don't think twice · I'm just the ordinary guy you used to know · I'm not after your money or even your advice
I believe you'll follow me it's all I need to know · promise me you'll try to understand before I go
all I need to · all I need to · all I need to know · all I need to · all I need to · all I need to know

GOD (LONDON) ::: Taylor / Rhodes / Le Bon
god created the world · then created the devil to blame for his mistakes · I closed the door of my hotel room behind me · it was like closing a chapter in the book of life · outside thirty floors below I could hear the police using their sirens like wolf whistles to pick up young girls · on tv oliver north (his fifteen minutes of fame ticking steadily away) was being fuzzy about crucial events which had happened a year earlier · what a flake · but then who isn't · that was regan's defence at least · the worst thing is how politics begin to lead into your life · back in our innocence we used to simply stick two fingers up to politics to say fuck the queen · that was about all you had to say anyway and then go back to the more important business of making music · so why was I sitting there feeling angry about covert operations and illegal aid to the contras · I mean I'm not even american · maybe we all are a little bit · then I realised it was just the idea that in this particular democracy and probably every other one in the world there is somebody in power who thinks he is more right than all the people who put him there · all the people who for once in their lives took an interest · outside the wind was howling the who who's from sympathy for the devil · round and round the concrete hotel walls and corners · that was then · this is

THIS IS HOW A ROAD GETS MADE ::: Taylor / Rhodes / Le Bon
this is how a road gets made · somebody walked on a virgin land · someone else saw their tracks and followed them leaving a path · it seemed as though I were looking down the hill when I first saw it · but as I waled on I realized · I was going up · somebody whistled behind and turning round they seemed far below · then I came to where there had been a fire and was shaded from the sun by the trees · figure of eight · it's our year · it always was · credentials · made of earth · drinks water · breathes air · makes fire