Never Say Die (1978)

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    Never Say Die

    People going nowhere
    Taken for a ride
    Looking for the answers that they know inside
    Searching for a reason
    Looking for a rhyme
    Snow white parasite
    Partners in crime

    Donít they ever have to worry
    Donít you ever wonder why
    Itís the part of me that tells you
    Oh donít you ever
    Donít ever say die
    Never, never, never say die

    Sunday satisfaction
    Madness on the rise
    Truth is on the doorstep
    Welcoming the lies
    All dressed up in sorrow
    Got no place to go
    Hold tight do it right
    Taking it slow

    Donít they ever have to worry
    Donít you ever wonder why
    Itís the part of me that tells you
    Oh, donít you ever
    Donít ever say die
    Never, never, never say die

    Donít you ever say die
    Donít you ever say die
    Never say die

    Fading silver lining
    Writingís on the wall
    Children get together
    You can save us all
    Futureís on the corner
    Showing us our time
    Slow down turn around
    Everythingís fine

    Thereís no need to have a reason
    Thereís no need to wonder why
    Itís a part of me that tells you
    Donít you ever, donít ever say die
    Never, never, never say die

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    Johnny Blade

    Tortured and twisted
    He walks the streets alone
    People avoid him
    They know the streetís his home

    Cold blade of silver
    His eyes they burn so wild
    Mean as a tiger
    Societyís own child

    Those that tried to burn him paid
    You donít do that to Johnny Blade
    Heís the meanest guy around his town
    One look and he will cut you down
    Johnny Blade, Johnny Blade

    Life has no meaning
    And deathís his only friend
    Will fate surprise him
    Where will he meet his end

    He feels so bitter
    Yes, heís so full of hate
    To die in the gutter
    I guess thatís Johnnyís fate

    Rivals all across the land
    He kills them with his knife in hand
    Heís the meanest guy around his town
    One look and he will cut you down
    Johnny Blade, Johnny Blade
    Johnny Blade, Johnny Blade

    Well, you know that Johnnyís a spider
    And his web is the city at night
    Heís a victim of modern frustration
    Thatís the reason heís so ready to fight

    Heís the one who should be afraid
    What will happen to you, Johnny Blade

    Oh he knows his futureís decided
    And he ainít gonna change it no way
    He was born to die in the gutter
    Heíll keep fighting till the end of his days

    Been alone all through his life
    His only friend is a switchblade knife
    Heís the one who should be afraid
    What will happen to you, Johnny Blade

    You fool the people, whoís fooling who
    Itís time to listen, the fool is you

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    Junior's Eyes

    Juniorís eyes looked up to the skies in tears
    He prayed that his maker
    The giver and taker, would hear
    Junior sighed as his hands reached out to the sky
    Junior cried the day that his best friend died
    Yeah

    Youíre coming home again tomorrow
    Iím sorry it wonít be for long
    With all the pain Iíve watched you live within
    Iíll try my hardest not to cry
    When it is time to say goodbye

    Juniorís eyes, they couldnít disguise the pain
    His father was leaving
    And Juniorís grieving again
    Innocent eyes watched the man who gave everything
    Juniorís sorrow, he knew what tomorrow would bring

    Theyíre coming home again tomorrow
    Iím sorry it wonít be for long
    With all the pain Iíve watched you live within
    Iíll try my hardest not to cry
    When it is time to say goodbye

    Juniorís eyes looked into the skies once more
    Now he knew well, this life was hell for sure
    He desperately tried, his fingertips stretched to the stars
    Reaching for reason, along with the time and the scars
    Yeah!

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    A Hard Road

    Old men crying, young men dying
    World still turns as Father Time looks on On and on
    Children playing, dreamers praying
    Laughter turns to tears love has gone
    Has it gone

    Oh, itís a hard road
    Oh, itís a hard road

    Poets yearning, lovers learning
    On this path of life we pass along
    Is it wrong
    Widows weeping, babies sleeping
    Life becomes the singer and the song
    Sing along

    Oh, itís a hard road
    Carry your own load

    Why make the hard road
    Why canít we be friends
    No need to hurry
    Weíll meet in the end

    Why make the hard road
    Why canít we be friends
    No need to worry
    Letís sing it again

    Brotherís sharing, mothers caring
    Nighttime falling victim to the dawn
    Shadows mourn
    Days are crawling, time is calling
    To the Earth another life is born
    Love line drawn

    Oh, itís a hard road
    Carry your own load
    Oh, itís a hard road
    Oh, itís a hard road

    Forget all your sorrows
    Donít live in the past
    And look to the future
    íCause life goes too fast, you know

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    Shock Wave

    Thereís no reason for you to run
    You canít escape the fate of the chosen one
    Black moon rising in a blood red sky
    This time you realize that youíre gonna die

    Leaving your body is your answer
    Thatís what you plan to do
    No dreaming, time you cheat deathís master
    Youíre on your own going through

    Wind of mist has taken over your mind
    And you think youíre on your own
    Donít believe you are the only one here
    Look around, youíre not alone

    Feel the forces from another world
    Ghostly shadows fill your mind
    Evil power hanging over you
    As you freeze, youíre life in time
    Look behind you!

    Somebodyís calling
    Someone is near
    Feel yourself falling
    Crawling with fear
    You tell yourself youíre dreaming
    You realize youíre screaming
    You know that this shouldnít happen to you
    You tell yourself that itís scary too
    But there is nothing you can do, oh!

    Ghostly shadows from the other world
    Evil forces in your mind
    Trapped between the worlds of life and death
    Frozen in the realms of time
    Look behind you!

    You feel yourself falling, youíre at the end of the line
    Your body is crawling, but your senses are blind
    Cool, cold feelings are running through your brain
    Ice cold fingers, running through your veins

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    Air Dance

    She sits in silence, in her midnight world
    With faded pictures, of a dancing girl
    A distant dreamer on the seas of time
    Her happy memories, dancing thruí her mind

    In days of romance
    She was the queen of dance
    Sheíd dance the night away

    And as the seasons turn the days to years
    She holds her pictures, hears the silent cheers
    The days grow lonely for the dancing queen
    And now she dances only in her dreams

    In days of romance
    She was the queen of dance
    Sheíd dance the night away, away, away, away

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    Over to You

    Born in a window, nobodyís fool
    Raised in a prison you called a school
    Taught your religion
    Told what to do
    I handed my childhood over to you

    Traveling endlessly, Iím searching my mind

    Iím almost afraid of what I will find
    Wandering aimlessly, oh what can I do
    I handed my future over to you, to you

    Over to you
    Future looks blue
    What can I do

    Working for freedom
    Fighting your wars
    Feeding our children
    Keeping your laws
    Someday youíll suffer
    Then what Iíll do
    Iíll hand all your promises
    Over to you

    Standing inside myself, Iím losing control
    You made me believe in the stories you told
    Waiting impatiently, what else can I do?
    I handed my future over to you, to you

    Tears full of sadness
    Sealed in my cell
    Whispering secrets
    What do they tell
    Mad politicians
    Canít tell it true
    I handed my children
    Over to you

    All over, over to you . . .

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    Breakout (Instrumental)

    Lyrics are not available
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    Swinging the Chain

    Itís against my uniform
    To be a civil judge
    All the songs are history now
    íBout rock stars and their grudge
    Let us cast our minds back
    To thirty years or more
    You talk of all the vandals
    Well Hitler beat íem all

    And weíre sad and sorry
    Weíre really sorry that it happened that way
    Yes weíre sad and sorry
    But whyíd you have to treat us that way

    Compare ourselves with others
    And cover them in sin
    Oh God what a terrible
    A terrible state weíre in
    There must be some way out of here
    A compromise thatís right
    If we cannot work it out
    Weíre gonna have to fight

    Yes weíre sad and sorry
    Weíre really sorry that it happened that way
    Yes weíre sad and sorry
    We cannot go on in those days

    Iím talking about my brothers
    Yeah, Iím talking íbout sisters as well
    And I wish you good luck
    Good luck!