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© Hunter – Greer

This is the devil talking, and there’s a few things
I really feel that I should say
I try hard to do what devils do, but lately you’ve been
getting in the way

It’s my job to strangle justice, twist freedom and turn people’s heads to stone
but it don’t help my reputation none when you’re doing
a fine job on your own

I seen you trading drugs and diamonds,
trading guns and gold
trading blood for money…trading off your souls
same old devil, different clothes
20th Century New Salvation
Now, the object of being the devil is to make people suffer, really make ’em burn
but if you’re doin it on your own I’ll just sit back,
kick my feet up, and see what I can learn.

I’ll watch you run out in The Garden,
and make that final kiss
it’s the chance to be like me that you never could resist…

trading drugs and diamonds, trading guns and gold
trading blood for money…trading off your souls
same old devil, different clothes
20th Cenury New Salvation

You got freedom bound and gagged,
and you got justice dying of thirst
and you got so many ways of making sure people suffer – women and children first…

Twentieth century New Salvation.

A

© Hunter – Greer

How many times do you want me to say I love you
a hundred times? – well I’ll say it more
’cause whatever I’ve got, baby I will give you
yeah whatever I’ve got is absolutely yours
You’ve got my heart and soul and body completely
nothing less, I ain’y got nothing more
yeah whatever you want you’ve got it
I am absolutely yours

we’re stuck out on the fringes here like exiles
sending messages, ship to shore
I might not be exactly what you wanted, but whatever else
I am – I’m absolutely Yours

You wanna talk about commitment like a question
well me, I’m committed to the core
so baby you don’t have to question,
well me, I’m committed to the core
so baby you don’t have to question,
you don’t have to wonder anymore
’cause you got my mind and my body completely –
nothing less, nothing more
and I’m absolutely absolute, absolutely, absolutely yours

stuck out on the fringes here like exiles,
sending messages ship to shore
I might not be exactly what you wanted, but whatever else
I am – I’m absolutely Yours.

Yeah, we’re stuck out on the fringes here like exiles
send a message, ship to shore
’cause tonight I need a lover just as much as you,
so forget about what was, amd what might be – tonight:
I’m absolutely Yours

C

© Tom Cochrane/Ken Greer/Rob Baker

Me and some friends who
We been buddies since Boca Raton
Signed on a ship to
Take a trip to old Taiwan
Got as far as Siam
Took it on the lamb
Arrived in Hong Kong with all our money gone
We joined up with a a gang when
We found we couldn’t go on

We still remain here
Though we don’t belong
That’s what they call us
Cowboys In Hong Kong

The stakes were high tonight
We’re going to break on through
We’re hiding in the tall grass
Waiting for our signal to move
Our friends are inside
They were beaten they were tied
We’ve got to get them out
Before they blow our cover wide
Some sad GI Joe’s
Mind wanders home
Thinks about a girl left behind

We’re freedom fighters
And so we say
They like to tell us
That anyway
We still remain here
Though we don’t belong
That’s why they call us
Cowboys in Hong Kong

There’s a girl that he sees
When he’s feeling lonely
She’ll laugh and say – Ok Joe
When they hold real tight
In the dead of the night
He’ll pretend she’s from Ohio
Oh – I’m a cowboy in Hong Kong

We’re freedom fighters
And so we say
They like to tell us
That anyway
We still remain here
Though we don’t belong
That’s why the call us
Cowboys in Hong Kong

L

© Tom Cochrane & Ken Greer

She got the heart
She got the heart of the working man
It’s not hard to understand
She got the love
She got the love of the working man
She wears it high upon her sleeve
Deep in the heart of this working land
They say the streets are paved with gold
And ever man had his mission
Then after all the stories are told
The only thing I’ve got to hold
Our love is under fire tonight
But you know it’s not to be forgotten

She’s seen this place before
Where do you stop it?
Stop the leaking, this is ship to shore
Down to zero and then back for more
Do you miss me?
She doesn’t even know your name
We can rise from this
Likes ashes to diamonds
Like a soldier from a kiss
Milk and honey, or the grapes of wrath

You don’t walk a thousand miles
Just to get yourself turned back
Don’t you fade on me now
Can’t you see
We can take it is degrees
Nor rhyme nor reason or fame nor gold
Could make you change your mind, your heart, your soul

Our love is under fire tonight
You know it’s not to be forgotten
Our love is on the wire tonight
But It’ll never be broken (repeat)

You might look the other way
And then turn again someday when you’ll remember
It’ll never, never be broken

Our love is under fire tonight
You know it’s not to be forgotten

 

 

© Hunter – Greer

 

I was treading very softly on a thin sheet of ice
she was lying very nicely on a smooth bed of rice
negoiating company and tryna find a price
exactly what her love was worth
She said “fifty bucks’ll buy you a friend for the day
or a strange conversation, about how it all got this way”
What ever it’s gonna cost me,
I’m willing to pay, and she said
“Love ain’t worth nothin’ till you give it away”

I was standing on the shoreline by the lake of Galilee,
He comes walkin’ across the water, and he’s staring at me
I said “Ain’t you the guy who said
‘love gets you free?
How much is your love really worth?
Half a million bucks or a boat
on the bay for a soul turnin’ green
or a conscience turning grey!”
“What I’m really after you can’t really afford to pay” and He said “Love ain’t worth nothin’ till you give it away…”

Now there’s hookers at the hotel door and
they’re tryna get in;
selling bodies like apples the original sin.
And the line between good and evil is getting pretty thin
so how much is love really worth…
I don’t care what you think I don’t care what you say
just a little bit of love goes a long long way
turn that water to wine, change that night into day because Love ain’t worth nothin’ till you give it away…

M

© Hunter – Greer

Tennessee night and a long grey November
and who’d have believed that this story was true
and how could we know that the world would change
like the world has changed
ain’t it strange what time can do…
we let time come, and let time go,
let the years get washed away
in the Memphis Rain…
there’s a power in those good old songs
there’a a magic by the Graceland gates
and we’ve come, to wash our souls, in the Memphis Rain

I’m not really sure why I feel what I feel,
so safe and secure and tied to the past.
Mamma says you’re a king, she says that kings live forever
but I wanna know – How long does forever last
Then I heard your voice – you were singin’ again –
and all my fears got washed away
in the Memphis Rain

there’s a power in those good old songs
there’s a magic by the Graceland gates
washing us clean again…

I don’t care if I’m in love with a legend
as long as the story goes that
you’ll be the hero, you’ll be the gold,
you’ll be America’s soul.

We can touch the very heart of America –
paradise lost, paradise gained.
Listen real close and you can hear him sing again in the
Memphis Rain…

There’a a power in those good old songs
there’s a magic by the Graceland gates
washing us clean again-
And we’ve come to wash our souls
in the Memphis Rain.