KOOL-AID The Lyrics


CHANGE OF ATMOSPHERE (Jones)

If I have my time again I would do it all the same And not change a single thing Even when I was to blame For the heartache and the pain That I caused throughout my years How I`d love to be your man Through the laughter and the tears Situation no win Rush for the change of atmosphere I can`t go on so I give in Gotta get myself right outta here Now I`m fully grown And I know where it`s at Somehow I stayed thin While the other guys got fat All the chances that are blown And the times that I`ve been down I didn`t get too high Kept my feet on the ground Situation no win Rush for the change of atmosphere I can`t go on so I give in Gotta get myself right outta here And of all my friends You`ve been the best to me Soon will be the day When I`ll pay you handsomely Broken hearts are hard to mend I know I`ve had my share But life just carries on Even when I`m not there Situation no win Rush for the change of atmosphere I can`t go on so I give in Gotta get myself right outta here Situation no win Rush for the change of atmosphere I can`t go on so I give in Gotta get myself right outta here Gotta get myself right Gotta get myself right Gotta get myself right Outta there Gotta get myself right Gotta get myself right Gotta get myself right Outta there

CAN`T WAIT (Jones)

Well they told me It would be OK Yeah they told me Told me what to say And they gave to me Then they took away Yeah they gave it to me It was powdered cocaine And I just can`t wait Any longer I`ve got to leave today What you doin` to me You`re messin` with my brain What you doin` to me I`m stuck in purple rain And I just can`t wait Any longer I`ve got to leave today Please believe me I was well on my way Yeah believe me We thought that we would play And I just can`t wait Any longer I`ve got to leave today Don`t fall for me Don`t wanna sail away Don`t you wait for me Just let it slip away And I just can`t wait Any longer I`ve got to leave today And I just can`t wait Any longer I`ve got to leave today

KICKIN` IN (Jones/Donovan)

It should be kickin` in by now It should be kickin` in by now It should be kickin` in by now It should be kickin` in by now If I do what I wanted I just don`t have the time I wanna ride my motorcycle Into the sunshine My TV`s laughin` Making me feel small Like I`m sat in a cell All I can see is these walls And I never wanna see another shopping mall Oh Free To be what I will Oh Free I`ll keep it up till I`m Free Or I won`t have nothing at all This is my life And living it I will pay But why should I care about all that today I need a head start And I don`t wanna stall Gonna take a bulldozer to break down the walls And I never wanna see another shopping mall Oh Free To be what I will Oh Free I`ll keep it up till I`m Free Or I won`t have nothing at all Oh Free To be what I will Oh Free I`ll keep it up till I`m Free Or I won`t have nothing at all I wanna see the river turn into the falls They`ve been down for so long Now I wanna stand tall And I never wanna see another shopping mall Oh Free To be what I will Oh Free I`ll keep it up till I`m Free Or I won`t have nothing at all Free We want to be Free Free We want to be Free Oh Free To be what I will Oh Free I`ll keep it up till I`m Free

INNOCENT CHILD (Jones)

Live for yourself Today or tomorrow Look after your health Forget all your sorrows I`d wish I could`ve seen you When you could run wild I would`ve liked to know you As an innocent child Innocent child It`s never to late For you to do You don`t have to wait For the sun to go through I wish I could`ve seen you When you could run wild I would`ve liked to know you As an innocent child Innocent child I know a way Of sipping the truth Go back to the days Before your youth I wish I could`ve seen you When you could run wild I would`ve liked to know you As an innocent child Innocent child Innocent child Innocent child Innocent child Innocent child I wish I could`ve seen you When you could run wild I would`ve liked to know you As an innocent child Innocent child As an innocent child Innocent child Innocent child Innocent child

ON ONE (Jones)

On one You do no good On one I`ll stop you if I could On one Yeah totally gone On one Now look what you`ve done I`d kill you if you weren`t already dead Or drill a hole into your head You see green and I see red Ain`t no coming back I said Please take it away How`d you get in such a state But it helps to relate Schizophrenic anyway On one Holy mother full of hate On one You`ve been trekkin` for days On one When you come down On one Don`t wanna be warned I`ve seen the way you dogs mate Like a horse that`s jumped the garden gate You think it`s new but it`s out of date And for you it`s way to late Please take it away Tryin` to illuminate But it helps to relate Schizophrenic anyway Please take it away How`d you get in such a state But it helps to relate Schizophrenic anyway On one We missed the chip On one It`s making you feel sick On one And on a funny farm On one It can`t do no more harm There`s energy there but it`s just induced To take you in just to get you loose But everybody knows it ain`t no use Just look what it`s done for you Please take it away Tryin` to illuminate But it helps to relate Schizophrenic anyway Please believe Please take it away How`d you get in such a state But it helps to relate Schizofrenic anyway On one You do no good On one I`ll stop you if I could On one Yeah totally gone On one Now look what you`ve done I`d kill you if you weren`t already dead Or drill a hole into your head You see green and I see red Ain`t no coming back I said Please take it away How`d you get in such a state But it helps to relate Schizophrenic anyway Schizophrenic anyway Schizophrenic anyway Schizophrenic anyway Schizophrenic anyway

KOOL-AID (Jones/Stonadge)

Mick Jones is on the microphone Hell keep making you rock Until the break of dawn oh yeah Hes got a time to laugh And a time to moan Hes the hard hooded honky from the second zone Ladies and Gentlemen The Dypso-Calypso Tell it like this Mick All you misfits and musclemen Pack `em up and move `em along Let`s get it together tonight On this island that we`re on Ten million tons of water Thrown into the air While we jacked our bodies Like we didn`t care Can somebody tell me What am I doin` here You know I like to party But how much can I bear The Brazilian Lizard Queen And Bishop like to freak Shootin` out into the stars Tryin` to reach the peak Ten million tons of water Thrown into the air While we jacked the bodies Like we didn`t care Can somebody tell me What am I doin` here You know I like to party But how much can I bare V I B the rider The Devil on a Vespa Rode into town And found he was alone Out at the beach now In the burning heart now Sun stroked to head And naked to the bone I`m watchin` the sunset Down at San Antone So a hosts of Angels And wished I stayed at home Ten million tons of water Thrown into the air While we jacked the bodies Like we didn`t care Can somebody tell me What am I doin` here You know I like to party But how much can I bear The midget has grown Amnesia I don`t remember Now I`m burned down To the max But I`ll return in September Ten million tons of water Thrown into the air While we jacked the bodies Like we didn`t care Can somebody tell me What am I doin` here You know I like to party But how much can I bear

IN MY DREAMS (Jones/Stonadge/Hawkins)

"Neither one remembered falling asleep" At night before I go to sleep I think of what the darkness holds In slumber land I drift into another world It ain`t hard It ain`t hard And in my sleep I see your face Are you with me Is it you I tried to get a closer look But took to long you were gone You were gone Is that love I can hear coming down In my dreams And images are going round and round In my dreams It`s somewhere that I go where we could go alright If you`ve got time I`ll think you better come tonight It ain`t hard It ain`t hard Lie back and let it drift Relax and close your eyes Soon the sleep will come And take you through the night On a ride Throught the night Is it love I can hear coming down In my dreams And images are going round and round In my dreams Is it love I can hear coming down In my dreams And images are going round and round In my dreams Though it`s unreal I think I get a better deal When no one tells me what I should think or feel It ain`t hard It ain`t hard I looked up to see you hide in shades of pastel blue I couldn`t make it out the sun was shining through On you On you Is it love I can hear coming down In my dreams And images are going round and round In my dreams

WHEN THE TIME COMES (Jones/Stonadge)

Coming to your street
Almost every night the sound is underground ground
You`re too booming big out of powerty
And dreaming up the street
And the man who want to stand for his piece of land
Is pushed aside
`Cause he don`t quite fit
Tryin` to make it quit
And twist his mind
Go from behind

Call out the hitmen
Mercenaries don`t they realise
That when the time comes
They`re gonna terrorise
And I hear every day what you say
That the man`s still got his right
`Cause when the time comes
They`re gonna terrorise

A brother on the street
Met a small time hoakie hood who played guitar
They were strictly middle class
Saying this would never pass
They don`t belong
Will people sing to this musical theme
And raise their voice
Or will we have to say
That they just can`t play their guitar
Or go very far

Call out the hitmen
Mercenaries don`t they realise
That when the time comes
They`re gonna terrorise
And I hear every day what you say
That the man`s still got his right
`Cause when the time comes
They`re gonna terrorise

Sweet soul sister
Meets John from Leicester
And they fall in love
They just get by
On the government supply
But it's not enough

Call out the hitmen
Mercenaries don't they realise
That when the time comes
They're gonna terrorise
And I hear every day what you say
That the man's still got his rights
'Cause when the time comes
They're gonna terrorise

Coming to your street
Almost every night the sound is underground ground
You're too brooming big out of poverty
And cleaning up the street
And the man who wants to stand for his piece of land
Is pushed aside
'Cause he don't quite fit
Tryin' to make him quit
And twist his mind
Go from behind behind behind behind behind