MEGATOP PHOENIX The Lyrics


START (B.A.D.)

"This is the Universe. Big isn`t it?"

REWIND (B.A.D.)

The troop was weak and weary Rations running low Mission seemed impossible We had to save the show Lost our map and compass Canteens got a hole David took Goliath A little rock and roll Rewind operator Gonna kill `em with sound Bawling out murder And selector come down Just like General Custer There`s indians all around Wagon train`s on fire War cry bugle sound Never had to worry When the chips were down Held each others hands And we stood our ground Rewind operator Gonna kill `em with sound Bawling out murder And selector come down Rewind operator Gonna kill `em with sound Bawling out murder And selector come down Better beans and freedom Than cake and slavery As long as were together That`s good enough for me Every inch a battle Had to see it through With some love and laughs And each other too Rewind operator Gonna kill`em with sound Bawling out murder And selector come down We might be mad or stubborn We`ll hold our heads upright The cavalry`s a coming To save the show tonight Just like in a movie The ending must be good We`ll ride off into sunset Just like I said we would Sing Rewind operator Gonna kill`em with sound Bawling out murder And selector come down Rewind operator Gonna kill`em with sound Bawling out murder And selector come down Ring the alarm...

ALL MINK AND NO MANNERS (B.A.D.)

Mink coates and no manners Mink coates and no manners

UNION, JACK (Jones/Letts/Williams)

Make a stand Before you fall Your country needs you To play football Wake up can`t You hear the call All for one and one for all All for one and one for all What happened to You men of might When things were wrong You made them right All for one and one for all All for one and one for all Now in the classroom I was told About the Empire How you were bold A pint of beer Like passes by Your spirits squased Just like a fly Across this green And pleasant land The powers slipping Through your hand All for one and one for all All for one and one for all Wake up can`t You hear the call Your country needs you To play football Make a stand Before you fall Your country needs you To play football Wake up can`t You hear the call All for one and one for all All for one and one for all God bless the Queen Her people too God bless this country And see us through All for one and one for all All for one and one for all

CONTACT (Jones/Donovan)

Feelings fly around Around up in the air Bouncing off the walls Getting under my hair On the carpet in the weave Up in trees on the leaves Feelings flying everywhere I`m on the right track For what I want to say I got to get it out There ain`t no other way To make contact There ain`t no getting away From how I feel today Feelings flying around Around up in the air Out in the hall And sitting in my chair I`ve seen them on the train Coming down with the rain Feelings flying everywhere I`m on the right track For what I want to say I got to get it out There ain`t no other way To make contact There ain`t no getting away From how I feel today Feelings flying around Around up in the air Some are really small They come from over there Hard to ignore I see them all the more Feelings flying everywhere I`m on the right track For what I want to say I got to get it out There ain`t no other way To make contact There ain`t no getting away From how I feel today I`m on the right track For what I want to say I got to get it out There ain`t no other way To make contact There ain`t no getting away From how I feel today I`m on the right track For what I want to say I got to get it out There ain`t no other way To make contact There ain`t no getting away From how I feel today

DRAGON TOWN (Jones/Letts/Roberts/Williams)

China Town friday night The weekend`s allright Dragon dance the yellow streets Gambling Dens and sour sweet Neon signs inside of my head Better thought and never said As long as I don`t get to close And I don`t offend my hosts No way out on Gerrard Street Dragon`s heart begins to beat If this night could last all day Order you and take away At this corner we must part Say goodnight where Soho starts In the Lido people stare Pretending I don`t care Thrown a menu I can`t read What number do you need Fortunes told and fire crack Letter bold you must get back I really have no appetite Dragon town on friday night No way out on Gerrard Street Dragon`s heart begins to beat If this night could last all day Order you and take away If this night could last all day Order you and take away No way out on Gerrard Street Dragon`s heart begins to beat If this night could last all day Order you and take away If this night could last all day Order you and take away No way out on Gerrard Street Dragon`s heart begins to beat If this night could last all day Order you and take away

BABY, DON`T APOLOGISE (Jones/Letts)

I stand and sing Hit wood and string Like many men before I try my best And wish the rest Know what I`m going for Baby don`t apologise Never had regrets Wait untill eternity Sorry you wont get I`m standing here A target clear My head is in the stock It rains refuse Some shout abuse And others throwing rocks Baby don`t apologise Never had regrets Wait untill eternity Sorry you wont get What it is is what it is Not what it could be What you see is what you get Without apology What I am is loud and clear For all to see for all to hear For what I am ain`t no excuse I tried to change but it`s no use Baby don`t apologise Never had regrets Wait untill eternity Sorry you wont get Baby don`t apologise Never had regrets Wait untill eternity Sorry you wont get Baby don`t apologise Never had regrets Wait untill eternity Sorry you wont get

IS YOURS WORKING YET? (B.A.D.)

"Ladies and Gentlemen I trust that everyone is enjoying the music"

AROUND THE GIRL IN 80 WAYS (Jones/Letts)

A bunch of flowers a word you say A sparkle in your eye A second glance you tip your hat But the girl just passes by Around the girl in 80 ways Take her out tonight Put my arms around you Squeeze and hold you tight 80 ways around the girl Most of them I know All of them are substitutes For feelings I don`t show A phone call when you`re miles apart Alone you lie you cross your heart Wine and dine by candlelight Admit you`re wrong when she is right Around the girl in 80 ways Take her out tonight Put my arms around you Squeeze and hold you tight 80 ways around the girl Most of them I know All of them are substitutes For feelings I don`t show Show concideration to make her day If she like surprises don`t give the game away Passion romance ni history Adds that air of mystery Don`t be late your meeting place Smother her and give her space A sense of humour little jokes Shows you`re not like other blokes Around the girl in 80 ways Take her out tonight Put my arms around you Squeeze and hold you tight 80 ways around the girl Most of them I know All of them are substitutes For feelings I don`t show Little gifts and a birthday card Because deep down you`re not so hard Tender moments sweet caress Says more than words can express 80 ways around the girl Most of them I know All of them are substitutes For feelings I don`t show Tell her what she needs to know Eating out taking in a show Walk her home and say goodnight You play it cool she wonders why

JAMES BROWN (Jones/Letts)

Hey Yeah! Hey Yeah! I got soul Dress got holes Got a brand new van Gun and Cherokee Driving fast like flashes past Cops are chasing me Hotpants she looked fine She said that she was mine She was cute torched my suit And that`s the bottom line It`s a mans mans world In America Jump back in my cell Please please please In America Slipping into hell On my trail Car chase boogaloo FBI `n CIA And the Russians too Kicking down the door Couldn`t take no more When I`m about there is no doubt That papas` word is law It`s a mans mans world In America Jump back in my cell Please please please In America Slipping into hell High speed chase On my case Radio ahead A.P.B. after me They said I shot the bed It`s a mans mans world In America Jump back in my cell Please please please In America Slipping into hell Shooting up her mink Gunshots in the air Jumpback my car Goodfoot out of there Roadblock ahead Try to flag me down Soul power and miles per hour Feet don`t touch the ground `Cause I got soul Dress got holes Intent to kill But she loves me still It`s a mans mans world In America Jump back in my cell Please please please In America Slipping into hell It`s a mans mans world In America Jump back in my cell Please please please In America Slipping into hell I got soul I`m superbad Living in America Sure does drive you mad It`s a mans mans world In America Jump back in my cell Please please please In America Slipping into hell Bullets hit the wheel Riccochet could sweat Talking loud black`n proud Said papa don`t mess Can you walk the line Rookie read my rights Million hits Did the splits This is Dynamite Funky time behind Road block up ahead Driving fast flashes past Superbad I said Papas` on the run With a cherokee and gun People and need a hit When you`re chasing number 1 It`s a mans mans world In America Jump back in my cell Please please please In America Slipping into hell

EVERYBODY NEEDS A HOLIDAY (Jones/Letts)

Everybody needs a holiday Everybody needs a holiday Everybody needs a holiday Close your eyes And hit the sack While your asleep I`ll watch your back Grab a chair Have a seat I`ve got the wheel Rest your feet I`ll stand guard And keep the wolves at bay Watch the fire While you dream away Earned a rest I know you worked all day I know And everybody needs a holiday Take a break Shake that frown Re-assess What`s going down Spare a thought While you sit Reconsider And admit I`ll stand guard And keep the wolves at bay Watch the fire While you dream away Earned a rest I know you worked all day I know And everybody needs a holiday Earned a rest I know you worked all day I know And everybody needs a holiday I`ll stand guard And keep the wolves at bay Watch the fire While you dream away Earned a rest I know you worked all day I know And everybody needs a holiday I`ll stand guard And keep the wolves at bay Watch the fire While you dream away Earned a rest I know you worked all day I know And everybody needs a holiday

MICK`S A HIPPIE BURNING (B.A.D.)

Don`t dig there Dig it elsewhere You`re digging it round And it ought to be square Don`t dig there Dig it elsewhere You`re digging it round And it ought to be square Don`t dig there Dig it elsewhere You`re digging it round And it ought to be square The shape of it is wrong It`s much too long And you can`t put a hole where a hole....

HOUSE ARREST (Jones/Letts/Roberts/Donovan)

Park Lane Green it`s saturday night West End Central flashing lights We`ve come to dance the night away U.V. dry ice and DJ Speaker pump that devil sound Everybody`s getting down Moonwalk over to the gents Exit Zombie money spent Speaker pump that devil sound Everybody`s getting down Moonwalk over to the gents Exit Zombie money spent Turnstile toilets I joined the queue Drinks at the bar drugs in the loo I entered Jekyll and came out Hyde Mister Chevignons inside Bouncers Bimbos Lager louts Zombie dancefloor bugging out Ball outside the night is still Smiley moves in for the kill Bouncers Bimbos Lager louts Zombie dancefloor bugging out Ball outside the night is still Smiley moves in for the kill Cops and dogs in transit vans At 4 o`clock we raid clubland T for Tango through the door First us two and then you four West End Central flashing lights Park Lane Green it`s saturday night We`ve come to dance the night away U.V. dry ice and DJ Speaker pump that devil sound Everybody`s getting down Moonwalk over to the gents Exit Zombie money spent

THE GREEN LADY (Jones/Letts/Roberts)

A window to the Orient In a picture frame I know you are a Lady Nobody knows your name Lady from the Orient In a council flat She never looks me in the eye She never answers back If I could buy a ticket I`ll gladly run away Ride in on the trade wind And marry you someday Staring at my masterpiece The boys all read Parade Chong Sam and red lipstick Her skin a precious jade Lady from the Orient In a council flat She never looks me in the eye She never answers back If I could buy a ticket I`ll gladly run away Ride in on the trade wind And marry you someday Mass produced a daydream Or should I pay the rent? Breakout of the concrete Set sail for Orient Lady from the Orient In a council flat She never looks me in the eye She never answers back If I could buy a ticket I`ll gladly run away Ride in on the trade wind And marry you someday Dry your eyes Salomé Mona Lisa too Lady in the picture frame My heart belongs too you Lady from the Orient In a council flat She never looks me in the eye She never answers back If I could buy a ticket I`ll gladly run away Ride in on the trade wind And marry you someday Lady from the Orient In a council flat She never looks me in the eye She never answers back If I could buy a ticket I`ll gladly run away Ride in on the trade wind And marry you someday

LONDON BRIDGE (Jones/Letts/Roberts)

What`s a thousand shade of grey A beauty only seen by day Skateboards thunder by and pigeons fly Where I feel ok London Bridge is falling down They`re taking bids from all around Give me dollars I don`t want pounds London Bridge is falling down But I still love this town From the Tower to the Underground Now Rome is Rome but it ain`t home And neither is Paris Wherever I`ve been and all that I`ve seen This is home to me London Bridge is falling down They`re taking bids from all around Give me dollars I don`t want pounds London Bridge is falling down But I still love this town From the Tower to the Underground I like it when sometimes you see How things used to be Music Hall bless `em all Those ealing comedies London Bridge is falling down They`re taking bids from all around Give me dollars I don`t want pounds London Bridge is falling down But I still love this town From the Tower to the Underground London Bridge is falling down They`re taking bids from all around Give me dollars I don`t want pounds London Bridge is falling down But I still love this town From the Tower to the Underground From the Tower to the Underground From the Tower to the Underground From the Tower to the Underground From the Tower to the Underground

STALAG 123 (Jones/Letts/Roberts)

I`m fixing on a jail break But the door is open wide Stuck in Stalag 123 And there ain`t no one to bribe I got the Studio Blues And some other bad news The basements been swamped by a flood I got the Studio Blues And it`s ruined my shoes My Boogies all covered in mud Daydreames of the great escape Of music on the run Do an Albert R N And go straight to number 1 I got the Studio Blues And some other bad news The basements been swamped by a flood I got the Studio Blues And it`s ruined my shoes My Boogies all covered in mud No windows no air and second hand gear We`d only stop for tea Digital toys Rizla and Playboys Some kind of democracy Called the Studio Blues And some other bad news The basements been swamped by a flood I got the Studio Blues And it`s ruined my shoes My Boogies all covered in mud I got the Studio Blues And some other bad news The basements been swamped by a flood I got the Studio Blues And it`s ruined my shoes My Boogies all covered in mud

END (B.A.D.)