John Wesley Harding lyrics - It Happened One Night

One Night Only

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He got shafted in Bradford for his out of date routines up there And the trouble he ran into Brighton was more than his share He's been running for thirty years, he would have settled down But each town he appears in puts a red nose on the clown You can buy the old showbills and frame them, they're nearly antiques You can trip up on his big clown shoes as you're starting to speak He squirts the flower, hurts your hand, it'll always catch you And his tears are etched so deep that they might just be tattooed The one man circus is coming to town Put the banners up, take your trousers down Paint on a smile, wipe off the frown Heaven knows he won't hurt us The loose, the lovely and the lonely One night only He said 'I played Chaplin for Hitler in March 44 Been a black and white minstrel before that whole thing was outlawed And I've dragged it on every pier in every seaside town But there aren't any dances today, the pavilions have all been pulled down I came over straight after the war and they hijacked my name I waited for so many years but my wife never came I've been learning these lines every day since 1945 And I'll recite them everyday I wished I was alive' The one man circus is coming to town Get the dogs out, tear the posters down Paint go home on the walls til he is elsewhere bound Don't you know he could hurt us The loose, the lovely and the lonely One night only He's tripping over backwards, taking off his clothes And no-one helps him, everyone knows We laugh at the misfortune of others Everytime the glass empties, the lions they all get set free On a town full of unsuspecting tourists who scream when they're happy And the scarecrow's on probation just for making faces in a mirror The past put a hand on his shoulder and drowned him in tears Now he ushers and watched the movies where children don't age And the dancing horse stole all the keys and took charge of the stage And the freaks are on the razzmatazz, they're all fuelled on coke and gin And the cast-out's on the street and we've already let him in The one man circus

Last Good Sleep

Company Flow "Funcrusher Plus"
At night I cover my ears in tears The man downstairs must have drank too many beers But one day you'll pay Doomed to this kid that you fueled with anger actions Disgust mostly sick most, never have satisfaction Till your bones melt high incident clips and crumple zones Hold a fix on you eternal, intruder interrupting my zone Dwell the matter I must follow, why you proposed only the lonely know Swallowed my mother when she was hollow Who can blame a woman like her, singular parent One love already dissolved and the solution left polluted Two kids with a father who broke out as resoluted So fuck it she needed love and you provided false clout Stomping on the bottom man and I wish she just walked out Knew you was jacked as a stepfather, bit my tongue on the issue Next to stormy weather and forced tolerance but secretly vexed Wish I would have spoke on it but why deny the bliss Mom's with a new husband casting needles puncture pressure Briefly lifted the guilt from a divorce snuffing her pleasure Now you're all up in the family tree, come broken nuclear With termites corroded in your veins and elected to drown the pain But the pain couldn't quite die with a thrown back whiskey sour Puritan, crushing Moms between rocks for at least an hour Until the day I die x2 That's why At night I cover my ears in tears The man downstairs must have had too many beers Now every night of my life he beats his wife [Until the day I die] Until the day I die Timepiece must've read early morning at least So I lay death's cousin, woken by the sonics of the beast That somewhere deep beneath me a fracture had seized at my neck Breath was it, a flag that marked the end of my peace Conference of the birds I heard my mother dove cry Not absurd just routined I'd learned Just keep my fucking grill locked and hope the entropy stops me process Stepfather's got to fight verbally when his liver's soaked And products come in bottles stuck with drunken last nerve up too close But I couldn't sense the distinction from the other nights' livest wires Ceremony's sparked again a dry one in comparison to this one Handing crutches to my psyche, I was tripping Huddled up clutching sis I think I heard a dress ripping I should've reacted to that But I didn't know the extent, please You could've caught him in time Yeah, that thought's occurred to me constantly Now I've been digging my head and I don't know what he wants from me Until one of us is dead I suppose That's why At night I cover my ears in tears The man downstairs must have had too many beers Now every night of my life he beats his wife [Until the day I die] Until the day I die x2 Much more than abrupt I heard the silence erupt But it was just a touch of tough love that I heard from above The calm and the climate confused me The dawn was a floozy Barely risen but still beckoning to me The song of the night's events amused me, morbidly In a petrified state I wait, to Deadwood on duty Just tempers flared I figured woozily When all is dead and done a pair is just as fucking happy as they choose to be Now off to where the wild things dwell for shuteye The prospect bored me, awokened by the stepsounds coming towards me A quick glance at my mom's darkened silhouette in the hallway assured me So I sunk with the hope that hibernation would cure me And slept my last sleep while I counted clone sheep And dreamt about nothing for the last time ever The ignorance was blissful just a recollection Of the gift of innocent times from a merciful deception Woke to hazy landscapes to find my world defied the laws my mind mandates Patching jugulars with Band-aids The turn on you laid well above my bed Were here and only barely through the shock of what her broken face told me You should have known what happened I was young and oblivous He almost killed your mom If I knew I could have done something You'll never see him again Yeah but I see him every night And cover my ears in tears as he beats his fucking wife At night I cover my ears in tears The man downstairs must have had too many beers Now every night of my life he beats his wife [Until the day I die] Scott Bivins Until the day I die x12

Apocalypse

Lil' Rob "Still Smokin'"
[Devil] Hello my children, hahahaha, gather 'round I got somethin' that I wanna say to you I think it's about time we over come these fucked up rules And make the real hell on Earth, hahaha So listen up, get any motherfucker that you can And bring him back, haha, yeah [Mr. Shadow] If your ass wants to live another day Get the fuck out of my way when I lyricly slay Bring it on all my foes Mr. Shadow be the one that be killing mothafuckas Like told shove em all in holes Like a ghost i'ma hauncha mothafuckas make the stories tie I can hear the cries I can hear when you bring it with more jealousy I give a bullet and begin to do the fool like I do that vatos mine To the night with a sight when I look the moon is full and get tool and look for my foe Got that five footed star on my chest so you know what I'm looking for Murder you heard of me makin it dark like an eclips Like Tales From the Crypt I come equipped with the triple six And I'm bound to get sick It's The evilest lyricist bringing this wickedness nemisis Giant on my premisis withnessin part like the Exorcist Cause I'm comin to get em like every day You run and you can hide but you won't get away It's the game that I play like the Ouija board You can't see me but you will believe me, and need me If you look a little closer you can see The Shadow of a demon appearin I'm hearing the voices that tell me to do the evil shit that I do And you know that I'm due so I do when I cast my spell on you The evilness just fell on you and I'm the perfect fool to wish HELL ON YOU [Demon Voices] Tonight, 781 to your area You know it's gonna happen tonight But of course, 781 to your area [Lil'' Rob] Creepin up on your ass you won't even see or hear me coming Be running I'm becoming some thing evil fuck people fuck sequals Got to get the murder done now, all I see is the fear in your eyes The tear in your eyes, you're terrorized Don't be surprised, I see my reflection like a mirror in your eyes Every thing gots a price, but you got a price to pay I sold your life away, and so I slice away Dealin with your life I took your strap, your price is right Could tonight be the night that I feel some thing come over me I don't know what it is with a devilish grin Foes and friend and bloody sin Don't know when it's gonna end Just like a puppet on a string he be controlin me I try to be cutting those string but like smokey he gots a hold on me [Devil's Voice] Thats the fool that rolled on you Thats the fool that stoled on you What the fuck you gon do Fuck it I'll do it for you [Lil'' Rob] I'm having a conversation with somebody whos not even there Hearin the voices inside my head saying you'll get no where he you care I be the Lil'' Rob going insane when he calls me name I'm hearing voices in my head and every night I do what says [Demon Voices] Lil'' Rob... tonight is the night I better listen to my master It's good bye, tonight is your night You should of never messed with me Never mess with, maricon [Lil'' Rob] It's the satanical, magical Lil'' Rob and The Shadow We're coming at you like horns my mother regrets I was born And I know you like it like porn treat the streets like hors leave em torn In drop my rhymes like the storm when it rains it pours I take form and I... Hit the streets looking all nice and neat top fully creased One hell of a looking beat the least of my feats from west to east From north and south not knowing what it's all about top me on scout Looking for my new recruits to follow my foot steps down my route If you're not in you're out, to know what I'm feeling I'm beggin you to stay and if you wanna come play But if not your better pray cause I'm coming your way TRUCHA [Mr. Shadow] Crimes pays when ever the fuck I inflict pain with pick And I'm coming to stick you let satin be with you Nobody will probably miss you when I diss you If you want to fuck around with these two blad headed mothafuckas That'll leave you in the mist when I clutch my fist I'm pist you missed Apocalypse, I can't resist the bloodyness The mess ain't over on 31st of October, I toldcha The Virgin Mary won't hold, I'll scoldcha and moldcha into a deamon screamin I'm leavin you sufferin wonderin why I have a tail a pair of horns and glowin eyes Baptisted in boiling water fuck the father I fucked his daughter I got her under my wing, it ain't no thing now let the Devil sing [Devil] I'm back So now you know that you're gonna fuckin burn in hell Tell what you think then I will meet you at the crossroads, yeah

The Sabre And The Rose

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON "Easter Island"
Feet hit the ground; feet leaving town Quicker than a bullet or a knife Falling ain't no fun when you're on the run Honey we was runnin' for our life When Stagger Lee had drunk his fill of moonlight He turned his burnin' eyes upon my soul It's time, by God, to spend this night with someone else , he said. Squeeze a little pleasure from the gold (love glory, children) We can take it easy when we're old. He said, We'll take us into town, lay our money down I'll bring you to the sweetest thing that grows Because the fairest ones in sight are bloomin' every night at a tavern Called the Sabre and the Rose. We swang into the saddle slick as breathing And slapped 'em once for pleasure with the reins The horses snorted frosty in the moonlight Somethin' dark was singing in my veins Older than the voices in my brain. He said, This place you're gonna see is where they live and breathe And sink down a little bit deeper every day And sometimes at night, when the wind is runnin' right, You can hear it suckin' thirty miles away Then the light was crimson and I found her, All naked and eternal and insane Sacred as the mysteries around her like a veil Nothin' but her prison was profane All we had in common was our chains. Ah-burn it down boys Burn it to the ground, boys Burn it on down Feet hit the ground; feet leaving town Quicker than a bullet or a knife All the way she ran holdin' to my hand Runnin' for the river and our life Slidin' from the moonlight into shadows Silent as the river as it flows Swimmin' to the place they'll never find us All we left behind us was our clothes And the stories, children. Sing about The Sabre and the Rose

Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN "Greetings from Asbury Park"
Madman drummers bummers and Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin' kinda older, I tripped the merry-go-round With this very unpleasing sneezing and wheezing, the calliope crashed to the ground Some all-hot half-shot was headin' for the hot spot, snappin' his fingers, clappin' his hands And some fleshpot mascot was tied into a lover's knot with a whatnot in her hand And now young Scott with a slingshot finally found a tender spot and throws his lover in the sand And some bloodshot forget-me-not whispers, Daddy's within earshot, save the buckshot, turn up the band And she was blinded by the light Cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light She got down but she never got tight, but she'll make it alright Some brimstone baritone anti-cyclone rolling stone preacher from the East He says, Dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in its funny bone, that's where they expect it least And some new-mown chaperone was standin' in the corner all alone, watchin' the young girls dance And some fresh-sown moonstone was messin' with his frozen zone to remind him of the feeling of romance Yeah, he was blinded by the light Cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light He got down but he never got tight, but he's gonna make it tonight Some silicone sister with her manager's mister told me I got what it takes She said, I'll turn you on, sonny, to something strong if you play that song with the funky break And Go-Cart Mozart was checkin' out the weather chart to see if it was safe to go outside And little Early-Pearly came by in her curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride Oh, some hazard from Harvard was skunked on beer, playin' backyard bombardier Yes, and Scotland Yard was trying hard, they sent some dude with a calling card, he said, Do what you like, but don't do it here Well, I jumped up, turned around, spit in the air, fell on the ground and asked him which was the way back home He said, Take a right at the light, keep goin' straight until night, and then, boy, you're on your own And now in Zanzibar, a shootin' star was ridin' in a side car, hummin' a lunar tune Yes, and the avatar said, Blow the bar but first remove the cookie jar, we're gonna teach those boys to laugh too soon And some kidnapped handicap was complainin' that he caught the clap from some mousetrap he bought last night Well, I unsnapped his skull cap and between his ears I saw a gap but figured he'd be all right He was just blinded by the light Cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light Mama always told me not to look into the sights of the sun Oh, but Mama, that's where the fun is I was blinded I was blinded I was blinded

Ruins

CAT STEVENS "Catch Bull At Four"
It's so quiet in the ruins walking though the old town Stones crumbling under my feet I see smoke for miles around Oh it's enough to make you weep, all that remains of the main street Up in the park on Sunday, dogs chasing and the children played Old man with his head down, can't see nothing more around...no But he remembers how it used to be, back in the old days, So nice to see you coming back in this town again It's nice to see a friendly face come peeping through having tea In the afternoon, so nice to see you coming back in this town again... Ah but it's all changed winter turned on a man Came down on day when no-one was looking and it Stole away the land, people running scared, losing hands Dodging shadows of falling sand, buildings standing like empty shells And nobody...helping no-one else Young child with his hands high, ain't able to see no reason why...no But he remembers how it used to be, back in the old days, So nice to see you coming back in this town again It's nice to see a friendly face come peeping through You'd better know what you're going through now You came back here to find your home is a black horizon That you don't recognize, evil destruction has taken everything You'd better walk on the side while you're still walking Just keep on walking on down the street keep your distance From the people you meet. Oh Lord and you'd better watch your eyes 'Cause if smoke gets in them, baby you won't rise again. Where's it leading to freedom at what cost People needing more and more and it's all getting lost I want back, I want back Back to the time when the earth was green And there was no high walls and the sea was clean Don't stop that sun to shine, it's not yours or mine...no.

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