New Classic Rock

III

 


I’m rolling through the world
A colossal tidal wave
Better carry what you can
Cause it’s all that you’ll save
I’ve searched so long
Across the oceans so mighty
Now I’ve swept up the love 
Of the goddess Aphrodite
The light of the world
It ceases to shine
Now from the destruction
She’s all mine
Far from the land
Rolling in the deep
Till the end of time
She’s mine to keep
Oh mama sail away with me 
Float to the bottom of the rolling seas
Ill keep you far from the tidal waves
I’m coming back down 
From the Olympic mountain
Been bathing my body
In the youthful fountain
There’s nothing in this place
That I wouldn’t sacrifice
For the touch of your love
I’d pay the ultimate price
Oh mama sail away with me 
Float to the bottom of the rolling seas
Ill keep you far from the tidal waves
Oh mama sail away with me 
Float to the bottom of the rolling seas
Ill keep you far from the tidal waves


Startin the war, keeping the peace, it’s our decision today 
Bombin the children, dronin the women, the American way 
Now you sit and you hear what they’re saying to you 
Kind of sad, kind of sad, it’ll give you the blues 
But do you know when you’re sittin and they’re watching you
Safe and sound tucked away in your room
lookin at stuff that mama wouldn’t approve 

They’re watching you
Oy oy oy oy oy
They were singin
oy oy oy oy oy
They were shoutin
oy oy oy oy oy
They were screamin
Get home from working overtime 
Hit the tube and I try to unwind 
Then I realize it just numbs my mind
Oh someone save us, someone save us


Woke up with a really bad fever
It’a killed me in the days of old,
Winter’s coming and it’s scouts are among us,
King and Queen and they’re staring down at me,
Probably cuz I stole their gold,
Lookin’ down and I know that they’ll find me, O

Oh don’t know where to go
Oh don’t know what to do
Through the open window we looked today
And saw our lives slipping slowly away
In a long trail of wasted time 

The molten drips of heated steel
Ticks the time away and the blood congeals 
Over midnight orange skies
Oh don’t know where to go
Oh don’t know what to do
All the haters (keep on hatin) 
We’ll keep playing our (rock ‘n roll) 
All the ladies (keep on dancing) 
Sexy ladies (lose control)
We’ve taken all the words to say 
That the late night hours tick slowly away 
The ticks and tocks like jagged rocks 

Lines of words gave way to static
As we packed our things up in the attic
And took off down the road
Oh don’t know where to go 
Oh don’t know what to do
All the haters (keep on hatin) 
We’ll keep playing our (rock ‘n roll) 
All the ladies (keep on dancing) 
Sexy ladies (lose control)


Yeah they’re always talking, yeah they’re talking about 
All the stuff that we’ve gotta live with, and got to live without 
And they never know, what to do 
Making rules for me, making rules for you
Now they see what they want, what they take 
What they keep from you, oh for heavens sake
Here we stand, all for one 
Just keeping the peace, why’d he point the gun

Feelin so bad, for feeling so good 
When you come with your rules
Always trying to tell me 
Like I knew you would
Takin’ pills to sleep(sleep)
Takin’ pills to stay awake (stay awake) 
Takin’ pills to be happy 
Taken pills for pills sake 

Hair’s wet from grease, and I’m looking like Jesus(Jesus)
Talk about a man, man who don’t need us 
Fuckin for virginity, and bombing for peace
They always let us rest, but we never let them sleep
Feelin so bad, for feeling so good 
When you come with your rules
Always trying to tell me 
Like I knew you would


WHATCHA GONNA DO

Just the other day I asked the man for a buck
he told me downs that I was pushing my luck 
working all day for a dying wage 
Got nothing to spend and nothing to save 

Ooo whatcha gonna do
Ooo whatcha gonna do

Ah dance 
Just dance 
Come on baby dance 
Dance with me
I asked my baby for a little kiss 
she couldn’t refuse and I couldn’t resist 
I leaned slap she said “NO WAY!” 
save them kisses for another day

Ooo whatcha gonna do
Ooo whatcha gonna do

Oh dance 
Just dance 
Come on baby dance 
Dance with me 

Ah dance 
Come on honey dance 
Oh Sugar dance 
The night away


Just the other day I asked the man for a buck
he told me downs that I was pushing my luck 
working all day for a dying wage 
Got nothing to spend and nothing to save 

Ooo whatcha gonna do
Ooo whatcha gonna do

Ah dance 
Just dance 
Come on baby dance 
Dance with me
I asked my baby for a little kiss 
she couldn’t refuse and I couldn’t resist 
I leaned slap she said “NO WAY!” 
save them kisses for another day

Ooo whatcha gonna do
Ooo whatcha gonna do

Oh dance 
Just dance 
Come on baby dance 
Dance with me 

Ah dance 
Come on honey dance 
Oh Sugar dance 
The night away


Saw a lonely old ghost floating through the midnight sky
Said hey man did you live before you died
And the answer that I didn’t anticipate 
Was yes but I started so damn late
Now he’s destined around this realm forever
Shoulda spent more time on meaningful endeavors
But he’ll rave on through the cold tonight 
Cause he’s got that second sight
But the weight of all his debt
He filled his soul with regret
Wandering lost through all those old haunts
Where the beady eyes and the seedy drifters taunt
Saw Long Tall Sally dealing a crooked pair
She had one glass eye and that scurvy in her hair 

She came from a life of gifted treasures
But sought nothing save for all the wayward pleasures 
Now as she gambles away her last cent 
She’s wondering where all her money went
But with every passing bet
She filled her soul with regret


Woke up and I don’t know what to do 
They’re coming for me and your family too 
A legal gang with guns that they take from you 
Government gangsters the rich and the few
And then it comes but no one ever wants to see 
Our world today is a myriad pyramid scheme 
Just a facade that everyone’s forced to believe 
American deathcamp, North American deathcamp
Now you ask what we must do 
A band of brothers and yes all the sisters too 
Fight for me because I’m gonna fight for you 
Or else peace and love won’t matter soon
End the wars we think we must wage 
Cancel the debt bankers would have us pay 
Stop the hate that’s ruining my day 
American deathcamp, North American deathcamp


Spent a long time roamin’ round the rocky hills
Makin cash grab money, takin every kinda pill 
Fragments of a splintered soul, playin heavy rock and roll 
Tell me now baby which way you gonna go
Flitter of a glimmer, corner of your eye 
Linger of the ghosts from the days gone by 
Light of the cool breeze, shakin’ through my loose knees 
Fallin’ from the sky, always wonder why
Tilt my head back and then I know
I’m going down the rabbit hole
Tilt my head back and then I know
I’m going down the rabbit hole

Mad as a hatter
Mad as can be
Mad as hatter
Mad as can be


Sing loud on the Eastern rampart, the morning comes 
Look now to the Northern mountains, now they’re under the walls 
Beleaguered, on the gates of summer 
The dragons fume falls upon the veil, alright now 

Ekthalion, your sacrifice was true 
You slew Gothmog the Balrog, but he did the same to you 
The defense was valiant, but the dark Lord had the day
And through the hidden pass, Erendiel got away


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