Tracks

01. Call The Police
02. Shades Of A Blue Orphanage
03. Brought Down
04. The Raise And Dear Demise Of The Funky Normadic Tribes
05. Buffalo Gal
06. I Don't Want To Forget To Live
07. Baby Face
08. Chatting Today
09. Sarah



01. Call The Police

Lyrics by Phil Lynott
Uh
Betty was worried about the lover that she has married
And she didn't know what to do
He'd been hit by a hammer on the head and he lay dead
An' all her worst fears had come true

{chorus}
Call the police
Call the police
Call the police
Call the police

Johnny was a joker and a very heavy smoker
And he never ever broke the law
Thin miss lizzy was a-kept very busy
And sometimes very dizzy, we knew what for

{repeat chorus}
And take 'em all away
Lock 'em up
{repeat chorus}
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Louie was a loner and a big time al capone-er
Doin' all his dipping from the door
He knew a shady dealer who had done a dirty dj,
The sooner he could even the score

{repeat chorus}

And lock 'em up
Help ya have a birthday, say
Take 'em all away


02. Shades Of A Blue Orphanage

Lyrics by Phil Lynott
When we were kids he used to go over the back wall into old dan's scrapyard
Into the snooker hall where most us kids were barred
An' into the roxy and the stella where film stars starred
That's where me and hopalong an' roy rogers got drunk and jarred
And we might have been the saviour of the men,
The captured captain in the devil's demon den
And we might have been the magic politician in some kind of tricky position
Like an old, old, old master musician we kept on wishin'
We was headed for the number one hit country again

{chorus}
And it's true
True blue
Irish blue
And it's true
True blue
And sometimes it reminds me of you

There's an old photograph of dan that I wish you could-a seen
Of him and the boys posed, standing in st. stephen's green
Ya see, they were a part of the great freedom dream
But they were caught and detained and are locked inside the frame
Of the photograph
And he might have been the clever con, the good samaritan, the rassclaut man
An' he might have been the loaded gun, the charlatan of the tap dancin' fan
But like an old pioneer from outer afghanistan,
Headed for the number one hit country again

{repeat chorus}

Old dan in a raincoat hums the very, very, very special notes
Of a long lost favorite melody
It reminds him of a love affair when he was young and did not care
And how he parted so soft, so sadden
And he might have been the laughing cavaliero, the wise old commanchero
Ow, the desparate desparado, the good looking randolph valentino,
The gigolo from glasgow
But like an old, old hunter of the female buffalo,
He's headed for the number one hit country again

{repeat chorus}
And it's true
True blue
Irish blue
True blue
Irish blue
And it's true
It's so true
Ummm, it's true
I swear I've said it
Swear I've said it
I swear I said it
I swear it's true
And it's true
True blue
Oh, it's irish blue
And it's true...


03. Brought Down

Lyrics by Phil Lynott
I was seldom sober in nineteen hundred and fifthy-four
Hey baby, maybe 'cause my baby had a baby by me
And I was still drinking dry gin
While you cried no, no more
And you were lyin' and a-cryin',
And your tears fell dying on the floor

And I'm brought down,
And I don't think I can get up again
Brought down,
My heart is hurt again

You were the fine lady in the early mornings
That always painted her toes
And lookin' towards the east
You'd say hello to the early dawn before they rose
And you were the love lady
That always hung up her finely pressed clothes
And sayin' so long to the western sundown,
You taught me how it grows

And I'm brought down,
And I don't think I can get up again
Brought down,
And you just hurt my heart again
Brought down
Brought down
I'm brought down

Brought down
Brought down
Brought down
Down

I'm brought down,
And I don't think I can get up again
I'm brought down,
I'm hurt, it's bad
[brought down]
God, it's a shame there's no more dr. strangely strange {dss=1960/70's band}
[brought down]
And I'm brou.....[brought down]......ught down
[brought down]
And there must be more to life than this


04. The Raise And Dear Demise Of The Funky Normadic Tribes

Lyrics by Lynott, Eric Bell, Brian Downey
Out of sight, do it
The people rose and set off for the sun
At night they read their star signs
A people proud for they know their kingdom come
Their skin was tanned by moonshine

{chorus}
Got to keep-a-movin'
Got to keep-a-movin' on
Got to keep-a-movin'
Got to keep-a-movin' on
Got to keep-a-movin'
Got to keep-a-movin' on

I know now why they gone and it's all past
There come a european
His love was good but his lust, it lingered last
And stuck like a devil demon

{repeat chorus}

On lonely nights you can hear the distant call
And good hearts hear the rhythm
And now I know pride before a fall
On the road to freedom

{repeat chorus}

Woh, woh, woh, woh, now
I'm an insider, baby [or human inside, baby? ]
So long, baby
Goodbye


05. Buffalo Gal

Lyrics by Phil Lynott
Buffalo {repeat 16 times}

Buffalo gal,
You've had your fun
Your button's undone
And the time's right for slaughter
Buffalo gal
You're thirsty and there's no more water
Like the lamb on the altar
And it's sad to see you looking down and feeling blue
Try your best to get on up and see it through
In a while you might smile and see the sun
Oww, the day has begun

{chorus}
And buffalo gal,
They're closing down the old dance hall
Ummm, buffalo gal,
What we gonna do now?

Buffalo gal,
Due to these circumstances
There's no more dances
Buffalo gal,
[buffalo] all your chances of further romances
Will have to be nil
'til I can get it sung
Is a shame your only claim to fame is jessie james
You know his middle name
That's very strange
Stranger, you knew a friend called the friendly ranger
Oh, ya shared the danger

{repeat chorus}
Buffalo {repeat 16 times}

Buffalo gal,
You must try a big step
You've got a big jump ahead
Buffalo gal,
The show left town
Spreading sunshine all around
And it's bad to see ya, ooh, lookin' blue
Dry your eyes and I'll apologise for all the lies
Try a smile and in a while, just in a while
You'll be smiling through

Ooh, buffalo gal,
They're closin' down the old dance hall [buffalo {repeat 10 times} gal, gal]
And buffalo gal,
Oh, you look so good somehow [buffalo {repeat 9 times} gal]
Oh buffalo gal,
Oh, that's such a pretty dress [buffalo {repeat 8 times} gal]
Buffalo gal,
The show left town [buffalo {repeat 8 times} gal, gal]
Buffalo gal,
Take a picture
Of buffalo gal [buffalo {repeat 10 times}]


06. I Don't Want To Forget To Live

Lyrics by Phil Lynott
I don't wanna forget how to jive
Get my mookie, keep 'em alive, baby
Don't wanna lose ya
Goodbye, a-huh, huh, yeah

I don't wanna forget how to rock
Lose, wearin' toll
Well, it show ya, oh yeah, oh well, well

I don't wanna forget how to jive
I just wanna keep 'em alive
I don't wanna forget how to die
I just cold shower

Don't wanna forget how to jive
Went bobbin' with a bip-bop
bop bop bop bop bop
billy bop, a-billy a-bop, a-billy a-bop bop bop bop bill bop
Uh-huh, oh yeah

I don't wanna lose ya
I don't want you
Shush my dragon
You got new chil'
Ow!

I don't wanna fotget how to jive
I just wanna feel alive
I don't wanna forget how to rock
No child
Don't wanna forget how to jive
Went boppin'...{fade}


07. Baby Face

Lyrics by Phil Lynott
Put up, baby face
I love your lipstick, baby face,
It makes me all shades of red
Give me wild while you do to me one,
Make me hot when I should be sleeping in my bed
I love your big eyes, baby face,
They seem to suggest much more than you say
I love the mark in your secret place, oow baby face
Love is like a peppermint machine, that's green, it's green
I love your hair down, baby face,
And I can picture ya as you do, oow, with your fingers running through
I love ya, baby face,
The way you bite your lips, ooo...ow!
How 'bout (the) baby face? {repeat 17 times}


08. Chatting Today

Lyrics by Phil Lynott
I worked for the union and on my very first communion, you know,
It never ever, ever, ever worked out right
So I spent the night sleepin' on the railway
I worked for the foundry and man my mind it nearly drowned
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
It never, it could never work out right
So I said so long, amigo. good night and slept on the railway

The railway, there's no better way, ooh the railway
And it's nice to talk to you today

I worked for the miller, a very, very nice type of fell-a {fellow}
But I could see that it was never gonna work out right
So I split and spent the night sleeping on the railway
I worked in the subway arc, oh yeah, yeah
You know it never, no no never, no never no, ever no, worked out right
So I said so long and spent the night on the railway

The railway, give me a bottle of whiskey, ooh the railway
Ooh, there's nothin' like the railway

And I'd like to thank someone for mascara and good things that I done
And for the time ya spent and the friendship begun
And most of all starry nights on the railway
Ooh, I don't know no better way
Than just, ooh, lyin' back an' drifting away
I can hear it, I can hear it


09. Sarah

Lyrics by Phil Lynott
Captain's hair
Shone softly in the sun
Rode on his best mare
To sarah

Schoolboy eyes
Would stare in innocent fun
Never told no lies,
He loved sarah

{chorus}
Whispered by a bramble,
Carried by a brook
To every fishers hook,
Sarah

Fragrant fields
Playing croquet in the sun
Nothing appeals
Like sarah

{repeat chorus}