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OUTLAW


LAST TRAIN TO MASHVILLE


Oh Lord I dreamed of a train.
A Glory bound train.
Get on board the last train to Mashville.

It's been a while.
I missed your honky-tonk style.
Let the bourbon flow.
Time moves so slowly in suburbia.
Maybe it's time to go.
Got me some medIcine.
You got your red dress on.
Steal your mama's transistor radio.

We'll find a frequency.
We'll find a frequency.
Listen...

All the country girls go...
Ohhhhh...
Ridin' on a train to Mashville.
Ridin' on a train.

You've lost the plot again
where I am I don't know.
I'm prepared to cut my losses
if you let your burdens go.
Can you hear that whistle blowin?
Don't you wanna go down slow?

Last train to Mashville
All the country girls go...
Ohhhhh...

As the train pulls out the station slow.
You find yourself leaving the platform with nowhere to go.
You can hear it chugging in the distance.
You walk back to your place with no resistance.
One things for sure.
You missed the last train to Mashville.

Oh Lord I dreamed of a train.
A Glory bound train.
Get on board the last train to Mashville.

Ridin' on a train to Mashville.
Ridin' on a train.

What will it be like when me and Larry,
And you get together,
Uncouth, undressed.
Unclean, you know what I mean.
What is mine?
What is your's?
Nothin' is mine, nothin' is your's.

ONE THING'S FOR SURE,
YOU MISSED THE LAST TRAIN TO MASHVILLE,
BROTHER


TERRA FIRMA COWBOY BLUES

The world don't seem to fit me.
I'm always staring at the stars.
A better life for me in some other galaxy
I want to get off this world of ours.
I've got a telescope on the roof
I'm always searching the stratosphere,
'cos breathin, breathin it ain't easy
In this loveless atmosphere.

Chorus
You, you could be anywhere.
Somewhere so far from here.
Wherever you are like a fallin' star.
Come back to planet Earth.
Burn out with me.

There's a light in my window
That never goes out.
There's a candle that I'll light for ya
In case you roll back into town.

Burn baby burn.
Won't you burn out with me?
We'll climb up on hickory hill
And I'll burn you to a crisp
'til there's nothing but a wisp
Nor a lock of your hair for to tell,
Lock of your hair for to tell.

You, you could be anywhere.
Somewhere so far from here.
Wherever you are like a fallin' star.
Come back to planet Earth.
Burn out with me.


KEEP YOUR SHADES ON

It's 3:28am, there's a party going on,
I said baby I wanna boogie 'til the early dawn.
Beg the DJ for an anthem, gonna keep her on the floor.
He said don't you worry brother I'll keep her coming back for more all night.

Chorus
Flick, baby flick my switch, blow my head off.
If you're gonna cry keep your shades on.

Cold sweats coming on 5:36pm.
Thermometer says my temperature is about a hundred and ten.
I said baby close the curtains, I think I lost my mind.
She said you just keep your shades on boy, everything'll be fine.

Flick, baby flick my switch, blow my head off.
If you're gonna cry keep your shades on.
Keep your shades on...
From dusk 'til dawn.


HELLO I'M JOHNNY CASH

My daddy he was a gambler.
Abandoned momma when I was four.
All he left us was his old gramophone player.
His 45 records he kept under the floorboards.
Now my boss says I'm good for nothing.
'cept to sweep this factory floor.
They got Shania Twain, Garth Brooks on the radio.
When I get home tonight I walk through the door and say...

Chorus
Hello, Hello, I'm Johnny Cash.
Hello, Hello, I'm Johnny Cash, yes I am.
Rolling down the train tracks.
Oh Lord I ain't coming back.
The man in me is the man in black.

My woman wears a long black veil,
'cos I always like to walk the line.
I'm gonna take her out tonight.
I'm going to Jackson.
We gonna fall into that ring of fire.
I said oh Delia, my sweet Delia.
I don't want these Folsom prison blues.
I won't take my guns to town tonight.
If you don't call me a boy named Sue.

I was there when they crucified the Lord.
I said to Jesus…

What's your name?
I'm Johnny Cash.
No you ain't. 
Yes I am.


UP ABOVE MY HEAD

You came down hard on all the non-believers.
Sat in silence when the sinners rang the bells.
You came down hard on every peasant who was pleading.
For a little bit of heaven in this hell.
You got the keys, you got the combination.
Got your padlocks on my property.
You got your hands on my congregation.
But you ain't got your hook in me.

Cos up above my head I hear music in the air.
And this road I'm on could lead me anywhere.

You took a call from the Counter Culture.
Could you build a barricade tonight?
Then you stole all of your mama's tranquilisers.
Now your bridges are burning so bright.
You got the facts, you got the information.
Got your modem on conspiracy.
You left your virus in my daughter's playstation.
But you ain't got your hook in me.

Cos up above my head I hear music in the air.
And this road I'm on could lead me anywhere.
It might be rough and rocky but I don't really care.
I really do believe I'll find a heaven somewhere.


ADRENALINE

I'm so sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.
I've been wired every night of this week.
My troubled mind just can't find no comfort in sleep.

I'm on the wrong side of town.
Can't come down.
I got holes in my dancing shoes.
Look like a doghouse flower
In the midnight hour
In the corner of some bar room.

Chorus
Give me one more minute of danger.
Some bad medicine.
I'll waste another hour in hell tonight.
Get to heaven on adrenaline.

So down at heel.
Streetlight feels like some narcotic.
I'll stumble alone looking for home
and no door key in my pocket.
So I double back
I retrace my tracks
To the place where all of this started.
My get away car was stolen,
You laughed, because I forgot to lock it.

I'm gonna take it anyway that I can make it.
Run off adrenaline, half my life I had to fake it.
Needing a medicine for everything
Dozens of loose women.
Blood type is Benylin,
Too many brothers skimming.
I gets the feeling that my dealings ain't the way to run.
Somebody shoot me, I'm out there having too much fun.

Narcotic dealing
Spending sticking,
Killing too much time.
Needing a number one
Before I lose my mind.
Gat be fine having the time of it.
Ducking and dive
Keeping it alive
Rockit it and ride wid it.
The devils in me trying to win
But can he keep the pace?
I've done it all before
And never lost my face.

Show me a sign if you're fine with my sins.
Raise your hands if you're down and all in.
Blaze one up somebody pass me the skins.
We're all on a guest list to heaven.
'Cause we're all on the guest list to heaven.

I'm gonna fly, yeah, fly so high.
I'm gonna fly, yeah, fly so high.
I'm gonna fly so high, yeah, I'm gonna fly .

Feel da rush...


HAVE YOU SEEN BRUCE RICHARD REYNOLDS?

Have you seen Bruce Richard Reynolds? He's a man we'd like to find
They say the great train robbery, he was the mastermind.
And his firm they pulled the greatest turn the world has ever known.
Two million quid was stolen, the firm split for parts unknown.

Have you seen Bruce Richard Reynolds? He's a man we must detain.
He's wanted for the robbery of the Glasgow Euston Train.
Age thirty two, height six foot one, eyes grey, his hair is brown.
Apprehend Bruce Richard Reynolds, he is wanted by the crown.

Well Reynolds and some people got together as a firm.
While doin' bird in Wormwood Scrubs he heard about a turn.
To rob a train, but it needed brains so Reynolds scratched his head.
When I done my bird, I'll rob that train, that's what he said.

When Reynolds left his prison cell, he started on his scheme.
He contacted old Gordon G and Tommy Wisbee's team.
They came to an arrangement and a partnership was made.
By summer '63 the scene was set for Reynolds' raid.

On the night of August the 8th, you know the raid went like a dream.
A hundred and twenty mailbags full of money was stolen by the team,
But someone left his fingerprints and the guys were soon on charge
But they only caught the muscle 'cos the brains were still at large, yeah.

On the grapevine came the news that Mr Reynolds made a vow
"Well no one grassed on me'" he said "I can't desert them now.
Them iron bars and prison walls, they do not bother me.
I robbed the mail, so I'll rob the jails and set my whole firm free."

By August '64 old Charlie Wilson left his cell.
By late in '65 Ron Biggs said adios as well.
Have you seen Bruce Richard Reynolds? He's a mastermind you know.
Just walking through the walls of jails and letting his firm go.


HONEY IN THE ROCK

There is a house...
Love's all gone…

Oh baby, I'm getting stir crazy.
I'm going down the avenue,
Meet my connection on the corner
Between 1.30am and 2.
Yeah I got me plenty of money,
I've been hustling so hard all week.
Don't you say no baby, let it blow
Rock up and roll with the freaks.

Is there honey in the rock?
Has love gone up in smoke?
Could you be my ever loving' baby?

I don't know if I'm ready
To follow you down.
Heaven's on the 21st floor.
Oh you might be in heaven,
But I see stormy weather
Because a hard rain,
A hard rain's a gonna fall.

Is there honey in the rock?
Has love gone up in smoke?
Could you be my ever loving' baby?

You me and the devil make three.
My sweet menage a trois.

There is a house...
Love's all gone...

Baby, remember when we loved each other only?
With no one to control our precious moments.
The situation's blown' my mind
Oh yeah, oh yeah

Is there honey, is there honey, is there honey?

Is there honey in the rock?
Has love gone up in smoke?
Could you be my ever loving' baby?


HOW CAN I PROTECT YOU?

She got  a compact mirror stolen off her mother.
She got her Daddy's overnight travelling bag.
Always been told, if you wanna leave home honey
You ain't ever, ever welcome back.

And now she's down at the station
Baby in her belly.
Kicking gentle mama
Chilled to the max.
She got a one-way ticket
Going across the border.
All her hopes and all her dreams
Rolling down the train tracks.

Chorus
How can I protect you in this crazy world?
It's alright, yeah, it's alright.

From 2 to 9 you work the five and dime
Start the night with some thunderbird wine.
Praise the lord for those neon lights
That keep your city burning bright all night.
Walk in the park in the midnight rain.
Swear to yourself that you're gonna change.
Ain't gonna crash, ain't gonna burn.
Ain't gonna take no wrong turn.
Feel so alone so you telephone.
You call collect - ain't nobody home.
You ain't surprised, still you wonder why
Your letters come back unopened.
So you hit the strip with your freak flag high,
Forget about the tears in your Daddy's eyes.
Barman don't worry if the waters rise,
Don't ever let my drink run dry 'til the sun shines.

And when the talking's over
There's nothing left I can do.
How the hell can I get through to you?

Let the angels be the navigators,
The Devil will get their on his own.
Let the Cherubim,
Let the Seraphim,
Keep you walking on the road back home.


LET IT SLIDE

Control to base,
I just lost face,
Somebody asked me their address
and I said hell, it's just with all the rest.
Out there in the stars.
It ain't far.
You can get to there through me
D.W.A.Y.N.E. LOVE.
Yes, you might call me
Your communicating vessel to the stars.
Now watch out.
Now watch out.
Now watch out.

I broke the back of my monkey.
Hung him up in a temple by the tail.
A hundred pesos on an altar.
Preacher man,
You don't fail me now,
you don't fail me now.

'Cause I was born to lose.
Too wired to ride.
Hold on tight baby,
We're gonna let it slide.
Born to lose.
Too wired to ride.
Medicine and money, honey…
Let it slide.

I dreamt about serenity,
Then woke up next to Pedro in a jail.
I took an oath of sweet sobriety,
Anne-Marie, please post my bail right now,
Post my bail right now.

I was born to lose.
Too wired to ride.
Hold on tight baby,
We're gonna let it slide.
Born to lose.
Too wired to ride.
Medicine and money, honey…
Let it slide.

Let it slide.

Callin' all cars.
Callin' all cars.
Callin' all cars.
Callin' all cars.
I need an anti-gravity propulsion unit
To get me out to the stars.

I was born to lose.
Too wired to ride.
Hold on tight baby,
We're gonna let it slide.
Born to lose.
Too wired to ride.
Medicine and money, honey…
Let it slide.

Let it slide…

Callin' all cars.
Callin' all cars.
Some space cadet here
Wants me to take him out to the stars.


THE GOSPEL TRAIN

Storm warnings on my radiogram,
SOS distress signals
From the archipelago to the mainland.
Mountains tumbling
Into the sea,
Fault lines open up so deep
You can hear the devil breathe.

You better pray sister pray.
'Cause there ain't no better way to say
Everybody needs saving.
You better stay brother stay
Don't you stray
From that righteous path you're walking,
Everybody's talking about it.

The gospel train is coming
Now don't you want to go yeah,
And leave this world of sorrow
And troubles here below?

Mayday, mayday captain,
Signals off the dial.
Can't call the coastguard
The radar has no wire.
Satellite systems comin'
Down like fallin' stars
Drivers looking for a road map, yeah
Nobody knows where in the world they are.

The gospel train is coming.
Now don't you want to go yeah,
And leave this world of sorrow
And troubles here below?

You better pray sister pray.
'Cause there ain't no better way to say
Everybody needs saving.
You better stay brother stay
Don't you stray
From that righteous path you're walkin'.

'Cause there ain't no better way.

The gospel train is coming
Now don't you want to go yeah,
And leave this world of sorrow
And troubles here below?

Oh can't you hear them brother?
Don't you want to go
And leave this world of sorrow
And troubles here below?

'Cause there ain't no better way.

The gospel train is coming
'Cause there ain't no better way.


I WAS ALWAYS SEARCHING FOR EL DORADO…

 

TAKE THE NEEDLE OFF THE RECORD.