Technical Ecstasy (1976)

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    Back Street Kids

    Back Street Kids
    Iím just another back street kid
    Rock íní roll music is the only thing I really dig
    Canít stop the music going round inside my head
    Iím a rock ín roll soldier, gonna play it until Iím dead
    Nobody I know will ever take my rock ín roll away from me

    Sitting in the back seat of a shiny limousine
    Living in a taxi canít remember where Iíve been
    Playing my music, sitting in my hotel room
    Writing about the stars and thinking about the hand of doom
    Nobody I know will ever take my rock ín roll away from me

    Living life comes easy if you know which way youíre going
    Got to see yourself in othersí eyes, surprised?
    Living like I want to donít come easy, but Iím trying
    Sorting out whatís true and what are lies, itís wise

    Brought up in a back street living with the salt of the land
    Seems that now my musicís paying off my tax demands
    So listen to the music, want to see you getting so high
    íCause Iím a back street rocker and I will be till the day I die
    Nobody I know will ever take my rock ín roll away from me

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    You Won't Change Me

    Iím just a man and I am what I am
    Nobody will ever change my ways
    I donít need money and I donít need no lies
    I only need to live for today
    But Iíd like to talk things over with you
    I want to hear the things you say, today
    Although you wonít change me anyway, oh no way

    I wish youíd come and see me, Iíd like to hold you
    I want to set my mind all free
    You understand me woman, you give me time
    But I donít need no sympathy
    Still I wonder what itís like to be loved
    Instead of hiding in myself
    Nobody will change me anyway, no no way

    Nobodyís gonna change my world
    Thatís something too unreal
    Nobody will change the way I feel

    So listen to me now hear what I say
    Please give me time and maybe love
    If thereís a God up there, well I hope he helps me
    I need you now to set me free
    íCause it may be that itís over for me
    If you donít hear the things that I say, today
    Nobody will change me anyway, no no way

    Nobodyís gonna change my world,
    thatís something too unreal
    Nobody will change the way I feel

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    It's Alright

    Told you once about your friends and neighbours
    They were always seeking but theyíll never find it
    Itís alright, yes itís alright

    Where to go and where to see
    Itís always been that way and it can never be
    Itís alright, yes itís alright

    Give it all and ask no return
    And very soon youíll see and youíll begin to learn
    Thatís itís alright, yes itís alright

    Donít you know that itís so good for you
    You can be making love and see it all go through
    But itís alright, yes itís alright

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    Gypsy

    Watched the universe at the death of another day
    Fatalistic ships from a distant shore
    In the back of my mind I could feel she was standing there
    Like the feeling you have
    When youíve been there before

    She was a gypsy woman
    She was as cold as the day
    She said Iíd got it coming
    And then she took me away


    She took me through the shadows of her sunken dream
    I thought itís over for me, she wasnít all she seemed
    She took my hand and then she started to speak
    She told me sheíd had the call
    With eyes of fire that were burning my soul
    She looked into her crystal ball
    She read my fortune then she read my mind
    She didnít like my thoughts at all
    She showed me shadows, a spectre of life
    My soul just wanted to scream She stared so deeply into my eyes
    Thatís when I fell into a dream
    When I awoke in bed she lay beside me

    And she read me with her eyes, she said
    So you wanna be a gypsy, come on now

    Gypsy woman youíre the devil in drag
    You are the queen of all hell
    You took my body, now youíre wasting my soul
    Youíve got me under your spell
    And as the sun shines on another day
    Youíre gonna take my mind as well, itís over
    So you wanna be a gypsy, come on now

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    All Moving Parts (Stand Still)

    Super animation, turning on a nation
    And theyíre saying all moving parts stand still
    Since he was elected, adrenalin injected
    Hear him saying all moving parts should kill
    Just like the hero heís got them all on the run
    Yes heís won

    Since he passed the motion
    Theyíre building in the ocean
    And heís saying all men should all be free
    What a combination, peace and radiation
    And heís saying free men should fight for me
    Just like his momma, he seems to get his pleasure from pain,
    And the rain, ainít that strange?
    Very strange

    I like choking toys
    Youíve got to see me before you meet the boys
    Teacherís burnt the school
    Heís had enough of sticking to the rules
    People stop and see
    Heís got to be more decadent than me
    Just to pass the time
    He gets his kicks from licking off the wine

    Pretty silly ladies
    All Cynthiaís and Sadieís
    Call him up and he takes their numbers down
    Says he is a woman
    Should have seen it coming
    And sheís saying sheís married to a clown
    Just like a lady sheíll keep you guessing
    through the night Not tonight, well I might, oh alright!

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    Rock 'n' Roll Doctor

    Well Iím sick and tired of hearing íbout the world and its hangups
    Gonna get myself together
    Take a ride downtown
    Gotta see my rock íní roll doctor
    Gotta see my rock íní roll doctor
    Gotta see my rock íní roll doctor
    Gotta see him, see him today
    Heís gonna blow me away

    He makes me happy when Iím feeling down
    Take away my worry takes away my frown
    Gotta see my rock íní roll doctor
    Gotta see my rock íní roll doctor
    Gotta see my rock íní roll doctor
    Gotta see him, see him today
    He gonna blow me away

    If you wanna feel groovy
    Give the doctor a call
    Doctor rock will help you anytime at all
    Gotta see my rock íní roll doctor
    Gotta see my rock íní roll doctor
    Gotta see my rock íní roll doctor
    Gotta see him, see him today
    He gonna blow me away

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    She's Gone

    Iíve been a long long time, waiting for you
    I didnít want to see you go
    And now itís hurting so much, what can I do?
    I wanted you to be my wife
    The days are passing slowly, since youíve gone
    Your memories are all I have
    I sit here waiting but youíll never show
    Without you I canít carry on

    You said youíd always love me, all of my life
    And then you said your last goodbye
    Why the sudden change, why all of the lies
    I should have seen it in your eyes
    The endless hours of heartache, waiting for you
    My summer love has turned to rain, oh the pain
    The silent emptiness of one-sided love
    My life means nothing now youíve gone

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    Dirty Women

    The neon lights are shining on me again
    I walk the lonely streets in search of a friend
    I need a lady to help me to get through the night
    If I could find her, then everything would feel alright

    The sleepy city is dreaming the night time away
    Out on the street I watch tomorrow becoming today
    I see a man heís got take away women for sale, yes for sale
    Guess thatís the answer
    íCause take away women donít fail

    Oh dirty women, they donít mess around
    Oh dirty women, they donít mess around
    You got me coming
    You got me going around
    Oh dirty women, they donít mess around

    Walking the streets I wonder will it ever happen
    Gotta be good then everything will be o.k.
    If I could score tonight then I will end up laughing

    A woman for sale is gonna help me save my day