JACK'S MANNEQUIN lyrics - People And Things

Dancing With A Gun

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Wake up it's Monday afternoon We're still in bed Oh what to do? You call your friends but can't get through And I write songs To sing for you Sometimes we're stuck Most times we're drifting Most times we're drifting But tonight let's move Think fast we're young Remember when the spotlight cracks We're dancing with a gun Your hands will shake Just take another shot in the dark Don't keep your safety on Fast as it comes it's gone But we're not through dancing Dancing with a gun It's five o'clock the sidewalks fill A world so ready To break our will You stand surrounded quite a crowd Your eyes protecting A scream so loud Some looks could kill but yours they shout Come on let's shout Think fast we're young Remember when the spotlight cracks We're dancing with a gun Your hands will shake Just take another shot in the dark Don't keep your safety on Fast as it comes it's gone But we're not through dancing Dancing with a gun You got to think fast Think fast we're young Remember when the spotlight cracks You're dancing with a gun Your hands are shaking Just take another shot in the dark A shot in the dark now Think fast we're young Remember when the spotlight cracks We're dancing with a gun Your hands will shake Just take another shot in the dark Don't keep your safety on Fast as it comes it's gone But we're not through dancing Dancing with a gun

Live Young, Die Fast

ALKALINE TRIO "Agony & Irony"
It's not big surprise We turned out this way It's in our eyes Like shallow graves But we are one with the larva and dirt We don't discriminate at all For what it's worth So live young, die fast No one will last So sit back and relax Enjoy the crash You're fading to black and you're gone Live young, die fast Die fast Young easy life And untimely death This doesn't work at all for me So save your breath You took your time And stashed it away Deep down inside of a cardboard box Marked "rainy day" Live young, die fast No one will last So sit back and relax Enjoy the crash You're fading to black and it's gone Live young, die fast And I feel a miracle In every breath that I breathe Won't let this miracle End in tragedy I sense a miracle In all that I see Won't let this miracle Slip away from me Live young, die fast No one will last So sit back and relax Enjoy the crash You're fading to black and it's gone Live young, die fast Live young, die fast Die fast Live young, die fast No one will last So sit back and relax Enjoy the crash You're fading to black and it's gone Live young, die fast Die fast

Trans-Global Express

THE JAM "The Gift"
Ordinary people don't get time to think Not that it's their fault Cos you have to hustle and bustle about your work Just to make sure the food gets bought Goverments threaten you with recession Then they threaten you with war How the other side wants to take away All the things you ain't got no more Keep us divided with their greed and hate Keep you struggling to put the food on your plate. Imagine if tomorrow the workers went on strike Not just british leyland but the whole world Who would earn their profits? Who would make their bombs? You'd see the hands of oppression fumble And their systems crash to the ground And you men in uniform will have to learn the lesson too Not to turn against your own kind Whenever governments tell you to. Get the trans-global express moving And see our marvellous leaders quiver They know that if it happens Their lazy days are over The day the working people join together We'll all rest much more easy The responsibilty you must bear When it's your own future in your hands Maybe a hard one to face up to But at least you will own yourself!

Hands Like Rain

JAMES MCMURTRY "Candyland"
Slowly crawling 'cross the floor Comes a shadow through the window From the house next door And the dust specks dancing In the last of the light One more evening passing She walked on tiptoes On a gravel bar Wet skin pale as the evening star The North Platte winding like a silver eel Hands like rain on August fields [Chorus:] Hands like rain Falling soft To ease the drought inside As memory fades Not much remains But hands like rain Now I stand on stiff legs And I clutch the cane And I search the sky for a sign of rain As if it matters As if it makes a damn Just an old man's habit Down the street The schoolboys play Dime novel heroes from another day Who now are nothing more than faceless names And a nameless face with hands like rain [Chorus] We'd run by night And we'd hide by day So the papers used to say On stolen horses and borrowed time Dancing girls and brandy wine I can hear them calling They're calling me I can here them calling But I still can't see [Chorus] Life and legend are an awkward pair And there ain't much magic anywhere Except in moments we can't often steal Hands like rain on August fields [Chorus]

Gold Dust

TORI AMOS "Scarlet's Walk"
sights and sounds pull me back down another year i was here i was here whipping past the reflecting pool me and you skipping school and we make it up as we go along we make it up we go along you said - you raced from langley - pulling me underneath a cherry blossom canopy -do i have- of course i have, beneath my raincoat, i have your photographs. and the sun on your face i'm freezing that frame and somewhere alfie cries and says "enjoy his every smile you can see in the dark through the eyes of laura mars" how did it go so fast you'll say as we are looking back and then we'll understand we held gold dust in our hands sights and sounds pull me back down another year i was here i was here gaslights glow in the street (flickering past) twilight held us in her palm as we walked along and we make it up as we go along we make it up as we go along letting names hang in the air what color hair (auburn crimson) autumn knowingly stared and the day that she came i'm freezing that frame i'm freezing that frame and somewhere alfie smiles and says "enjoy her every cry you can see in the dark through the eyes of laura mars" how did it go so fast you'll say as we are looking back and then we'll understand we held gold dust in our hands in our hands

Let It Run

JANINE AND THE MIXTAPE "Dark Mind"
[Chorus:] This is holding hands with a Dark Mind Don't let your palms get sweaty This is holding hands with a Dark Mind Don't let your palms get sweaty [Verse 1:] If you start, don't stop Till you feel what I got Let you in and let it out So I can move Better than, I was before Fresher than those kicks You never wore Lead you in, cause I want out Let me move You, you know I'm gonna let you know Maybe if I share it then I won't have to wear it Let it run over your shoulders You know I'm gonna let you know If you hear it, if you hear it Take it off let it breath so I don't have to bare it [Chorus:] This is holding hands with a Dark Mind Don't let your palms get sweaty This is holding hands with a Dark Mind Don't let your palms get sweaty [Verse 2:] If you like, you can stay Can't Promise, I'll do the same Time is short and I'm 5'2 Let it run Imagery, don't wanna see Block it out, it's trapped in me Pick it up and start again Let it run You, you know I'm gonna let you know Maybe if I share it then I won't have to wear it Let it run over your shoulders You know I'm gonna let you know If you hear it, if you hear it Take it off let it breath so I don't have to bare it [Chorus:] This is holding hands with a Dark Mind Don't let your palms get sweaty This is holding hands with a Dark Mind Don't let your palms get sweaty

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