THE BLACK ALBUM
CHISWICK RECORDS 1980

WAIT FOR THE BLACKOUT

DON'T YOU ASK ME TO COME OUT

WHEN THE SUN DOES SHINE

BETER STAY HERE WITH CURTAINS DRAWN

IN DARKNESS YOU'LL BE MINE

(CHORUS)

LET'S WAIT FOR THE BLACKOUT

THE LIGHT IS TOO BRIGHT

LET'S WAIT FOR THE BLACKOUT

WAIT FOR THE NIGHT

WELL WELCOME TO MY BASEMENT FLAT

NO WINDOWS TO SEE THROUGH

WITH DARKNESS CLOSING IN MY FRIEND

WE BOTH KNOW WHAT TO DO

REPEAT CHORUS

COME LAY WITH ME UPON THE EARTH

THAT KEEPS US BOTH ALIVE

NO LIVING THING HAS LASTED HERE

YET WE SHALL BOTH SURVIVE

REPEAT CHORUS

IN DARKNESS THERE IS NO SIN

LIGHT ONLY BRINGS THE FEAR

NOTHING TO CORRUPT THE EYES

THERE IS NO VISION HERE

AT FIRST YOU MAY FIND IT STRANGE

BUT DO NOT GO AWAY

THE DARKNESS HOLDS THE POWER

THAT YOU WON'T FIND IN THE DAY

THERE IS NO VISION HERE

THERE IS NO VISION HERE

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LIVELY ARTS

I'M GONNA STAY IN BED ALL DAY

I'M NOT GONNA HEAR A WORD YOU SAY

IT'S GONNA BE A LIFE OF STYLE FOR ME

ELECTRIC BLANKETS,PILLOWS,FIRE,AND TV

CHORUS :

TAKE A LOOK OUTSIDE

THOSE LIVELY ARTS ARE ON THE SLIDE

AND CULTURE'S JUST A BORE

WHEN YOU'RE ANGRY ,YOUNG AND POOR

BUT IF I GOT MY WAY

THOSE IDLE RICH WOULD PAY

WHEN THE DISCUSSION STARTS

ON THE LIVELY ARTS

I'M GONNA BE A LAZY SLOB

STUFF THE FOLKS AND SOD THE JOB

AND TELL THE FOREMAN THAT I'M ILL

AND IN A WEEK I'LL BE HERE STILL

YES I WILL

REPEAT CHORUS

.

SILLY KIDS GAMES

I JUST WANT MY FORTUNE NOW

I DON'T CARE WHERE OR WHEN OR HOW

I DON'T WANT THE DUSTBIN OR A CUDDLY TOY

I'M GOING FOR THE JACKPOT

BOY OH BOY OH BOY

CHORUS :

SEE ME ON THE BOX

SEE ME WINNING LOTS OF LOOT OH YEAH

SILLY KIDS GAMES GRABBING CASH

OFF THAT OLD COOT OH YEAH

NOW I'VE GOT THE REPLYS TO ALL THE QUESTIONS

THERE'S JUST ON THING THAT I SHOULD MENTION

WHEN I WIN ALL THE LOOT DON'T YOU HAVE NO FEAR

I'M GONNA TAKE MY HOLS IN KAMPUCHEA,YEAH

REPEAT CHORUS

AND IT'S,IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE

THANKS A MILLION

I HOPE YOU LIKED THE SHOW

.

DRINKING ABOUT MY BABY

I WAS YOURS AND YOU WERE MINE

WE WERE TOGETHER ALL THE TIME

WE HAD SUN AND HAPPY DAYS

LIVING TOGETHER IN OUR LAZY WAYS

CHORUS :

DRINKING ABOUT MY BABY

DRINKING ABOUT HER ALL THE TIME

DRINKING ABOUT MY BABY

DRINKING ABOUT HER ALL THE TIME

I WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU

YOU'RE SO CLEVER TO FIND

I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE YOU

YOU'RE MY SPECIAL SOMEONE

REPEAT CHORUS

(SOLO)

I CAN SEE JUST WHERE I AM

SITTING IN A LONELY BAR

ONE ARMED BANDITS,FRIENDS OF YOURS

KEEP ASKING WHERE YOU ARE

DRINKING AND THINKING AND DRINKING WOH OH

REPEAT TO FADE

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TWISTED NERVE

I HEAR CRIES AND WHISPERS IN THE NIGHT

BUT I KNOW THAT I WAS IN THE RIGHT

HEAR FOOTSTEPS ECHO BEHIND ME AS I WALK

PEOPLE LISTENING WHEN I TALK

CHORUS :

NO ROOM FOR ERROR NO ROOM FOR MISTAKES

NO TIME FOR FRIENDS IT'S FOR YOUR OWN SAKE

IT'S FOR YOUR OWN SAKE

GO TO THE WINDOW AND WHAT DO I SEE ?

KILLERS FACE LOOKING AT ME

GO TO THE WINDOW AND WHAT DO I SEE ?

NO ROOM FOR FEELINGS

CARELESS TALK COSTS LIVES

COLD AS THE COLD WAR FRONT

THE RED STAR LIFE

I SEE FACES WHEN THERE'S NO-ONE THERE

MEMORIES THAT,I DON'T NEED TO SHARE

REPEAT CHORUS

GO TO THE WINDOW,WHAT DO I SEE

GO TO THE WINDOW

THE KILLER IS ME

IT'S MEEEEEEEEE

IT'S MEEEEEEEEE

(WHISPERS :)

TWIST AND TURN,TWIST AND TURN,TWIST AND TURN

.

HIT OR MISS

MET ON THE DANCE FLOOR OF THE PALAIS DE DANSE

FEELIN KINDA LONLEY THOUGHT I'D TAKE A CHANCE

I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD TURN OUT LIKE THIS

ANOTHER CASE OF HIT OR MISS

I GAVE YOU EVERYTHING THAT MONEY COULD BUY

THINGS FOR YOUR WARDROBE THINGS TO GET YOU HIGH

I NEVER WANTED YOU TO BRING IT BACK

I DIDN'T SEE YOU STAB ME IN THE BACK

ANOTHER HIT OR MISS ANOTHER HIT OR MISS

ANOTHER CHANCE OF HIT OR MISS

ANOTHER HIT OR MISS ANOTHER HIT OR MISS

AND I WAS LOOKING FOR A KISS

WHEN YOU WERE FALLEN I PUT UP WITH A LOT

I TOOK YOUR CHEATING I TOOK ALL YOU GOT

THE SUN WAS SETTING FOR WHAT HE HAD GOT

YOU TOOK MY MONEY SPENT THE WHOLE DAMN LOT

ANOTHER HIT OR MISS ANOTHER HIT OR MISS

ANOTHER CHANCE OF HIT OR MISS

ANOTHER HIT OR MISS ANOTHER HIT OR MISS

AND I WAS LOOKING FOR A KISS

WHY DOES IT ALWAYS END LIKE THIS ?

WHY DOES IT ALWAYS END LIKE THIS

ANOTHER HIT OR MISS ANOTHER HIT OR MISS

ANOTHER CHANCE OF HIT OR MISS

ANOTHER HIT OR MISS ANOTHER HIT OR MISS

AND I WAS LOOKING FOR A KISS

DONT BE BEATEN DONT YOU FEEL SO DOWN

ABOUT THE RUMOURS THAT YOU PUT AROUND

I THINK I'LL CALL THIS GIRL WHO LIVES NEARBY

TAKE HER DOWN AND HAVE ANOTHER TRY

ANOTHER HIT OR MISS ANOTHER HIT OR MISS

ANOTHR CHANCE OF HIT OR MISS

ANOTHER HIT OR MISS ANOTHER HIT OR MISS

AND I WAS LOOKING FOR A KISS

(REPEAT TO FADE)

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DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

I' M NORMAL OUTSIDE

HE'S EVIL INSIDE

I'M DR JEKYLL AND

HE'S MR HYDE

I TRY TO BE TRUE

HE TRIES TO BE CRUEL

I'LL HOLD YOU GENTLY BUT

HE'LL SMOTHER YOU

MY CLOTHES WILL IMPRESS YOU

AND MY CLAWS WILL UNDRESS YOU

I'M NORMAL OUTSIDE

HE'S EVIL INSIDE

I'M DR JEKYLL AND

HE'S MR HYDE

MY CHARMS WILL BEGUILE YOU

AND MY ARMS WILL DEFILE YOU

ME...I'M ON THE SIE OF THE ANGELS

BUT THE DEVIL IS MY BEST FRIEND

SIN IS A WAY OF LIFE

SAINTS ARE FOR SUCKERS

WELCOME TO THE UNDERWORLD

I START WHERE NIGHTMARES END

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE

TWO....FOR THE PRICE OF....ONE ?

I'M NORMAL OUTSIDE

HE'S EVIL INSIDE

I'M DR JEKYLL AND

HE'S MR HYDE

I TRY TO BE TRUE

HE TRIES TO BE CRUEL

I'LL HOLD YOU GENTLY BUT

HE'LL SMOTHER YOU

MY CLOTHES WILL IMPRESS YOU

AND MY CLAWS WILL UNDRESS YOU

.

SICK OF THIS AND THAT

I SAY YOURE MESSING ME AROUND

AND YOU SAY ITS GETTIN OUTA HAND

I'M SICK OF THE COUNTRY

SICK OF THE TOWN

IM SICK OF THE FUTURE

IT;S GETTIN ME DOWN

I SAY THE FUTURE'S GONNA LAST

YOU SAY THERE'S NOTHIN IN THE PAST

I'M SICK OF THE GOVERNMENT

SICK OF THE POLICE

SICK OF THE BOREDOM

I WANT RELEASE

I CAN RECALL A STRANGE EVENT

I GAVE YOU NOTHING WITH MY COMPLIMENTS

A DISCONTENT THAT EFFERENTS AN EMPTINESS

AND NOTHINGNESS THAT'S HEAVEN SENT

(SOLO)

I SAY ,AND YOU SAY

I SAY, AND YOU SAY

I SAY

ITS GETTING ME DOWN

.

HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART 1

I JUST HIT THE GROUND ,BOY HAVE I ARRIVED

TELL THE DINOSAURS,THEY JUST WONT SURVIVE

SO I FELL,AND YOU JUST LAUGHED

YOU THINK THAT I CAN'T STAND

TO SEE ME TRIP THIS WAY

YOU THINK I'M SECOND HAND

I HAVE SEEN IT ALL,SHE'S THE ONLY ONE

SHE BELONGS TO ME,I'M THE LONELY ONE

COUNTING SHEEP AND SWATTING FLIES

YOU THINK THERE'S NO MORE LEFT

TALK IS CHEAP,HOW MANY LIES

SUSTAIN A SINGLE BREATH ?

ADAM CHANCE AND ZORRO

TAKE THEM WITH A PINCH OF SALT

SAD ABOUT TOMORROW

SORRY,BUT IT'S NOT MY FAULT

WHILE THEY WERE SHOTING AT THE MOON

SOMEBODY CROAKED AND NO-ONE HEARD

WHATS A SIN OR TWO IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD

SOME ONE SAID TO ME "WHY D'YA PLAY SO LOUD?"

WHAT D' YOU WANT FROM ME

YOU CORRUPT THE CROWD

MILES OF PRINT YOU'D THINK WE'D THOUGHT OF

NOTHING ELSE

THERE'S MORE IMPORTANT THINGS THAN INK AND

DECIBELS

LEAVE IT TO TOMORROW

CORPORAL CLOTT AND STALINGRAD

THEY'RE THE ONES TO FOLLOW

THEYRE THE ONES,THAT MAKE ME GLAD

NO-ONE ALIVE AND NO-ONE LEFT

NOBODY CARES OR AINT YOU HEARD

LOOKS LIKE I'LL TAKE MY DYING BREATH

IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD

THE HISTORY.........OF THE WORLD...........PART ONE

.

13TH FLOOR VENDETTA ( HIS MASTER'S DELIGHT )

THE ORGAN PLAYS TIL MIDNIGHT ON MALDINE SQUARE TONIGHT

THE DANCERS DANCE WITH A FEVER AND DELIGHT

HIS BROW IS TENSE BUT ,HIS HANDS NEVER SHAKE

REVENGE HAS COME SWEETLY

AND DEATH IS HIS MATE

THE ORGAN PLAYS TIL MIDNIGHT

NOTE PERFECT LIKE CLOCKWORK

PERFECT,PRECISE AND A SLAVE

TO THE MASTERS DEMANDS

TWO SOULS LOCKED TOGETHER FOR ALL ETERNITY

SOON TO BE ONE OUR WORK IS NEARLY OVER

BUT WHO IS THE VICTIM

AND WHO IS THE INNOCENT

THE ORGAN PLAYS TIL MIDNIGHT

NOTE PERFECT LIKE CLOCKWORK

PERFECT,PRECISE AND A SLAVE

TO THE MASTERS DEMANDS

.

THERAPY

THERAPY

PLUG ME IN STRAIGHT AGAIN

WHO NEEDS THIS VOLTAGE FOOD

WHO NEEDS THERAPY

WHO NEEDS THIS FILTHY ROOM AT NIGHT

WHO SAYS GIVE UP WITHOUT A FIGHT

WHO GETS THEIR ANSWERS OUT OF BOOKS

DIRTY MEN WITH THEIR DIRTY LOOKS

THERAPY

FOR CLONES WITH THEIR BARCLAYCARDS

PENSION BOOKS AND MORTGAGE MINDS

PAY FOR THIS THERAPY WHO NEEDS THIS FILTHY ROOM AT NIGHT

WHO SAYS GIVE UP WITHOUT A FIGHT

WHO GETS THEIR ANSWERS OUT OF BOOKS

DIRTY MEN WITH THEIR DIRTY LOOKS

WHAT D'YOU NEED IN YOUR ROOM AT NIGHT ?

THERAPY?

THATS RIGHT

WHAT D' YOU GET WHEN YOU KILL THAT LIGHT ?

THERAPY

THATS RIGHT

WHAT D'YOU GET WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG ?

THERAPY?

THATS RIGHT

WHO NEEDS THERAPY ALL NIGHT LONG ?

I DO !!!

I DREAM OF PAVEMENTS

OF PAVEMENTS COLD AND GREY

CHEERFUL,LAUGHTER ON A LOVELY DAY

I DREAM OF PAVEMENTS

THEY WONT GO AWAY

I DREAM OF PAVEMENTS

.

CURTAIN CALL

CAN YOU TASTE THE GRIT BETWEEN YOUR TEETH

THE HEAT OF THE LIGHTS

THE CRACK OF THE WHIP

THE SNAPPING SOUND OF SOMEONES NERVES

IF YOU PAY YOU GET

WHAT YOU DESERVE

WE'RE COMING UP FROM THE DEEP

THE LIZARD SHEDS IT'S SKIN

NIGHT OBLITERATES THE DAY

AND ALL THE FUN BEGINS

SHADOW BOXING WITH YOURSELF

JUST SEEMS TO GET YOU NOWHERE

YOU DONT WANT TO CHEAT

WHEN PLAYING SOLITAIRE

THE FACES COME ALIVE

TRY AND FOCUS AND BE ONE

NEVER LET IT BE SAID THAT

THE JESTER COMES UNDONE

A RECKLESS GAMBLING PACE

WITH TIME ENOUGH TO BORROW

TIME ENOUGH TO MEASURE

ALL OF OUR TOMORROWS

CURTAIN CALL AND LIGHTS GROW DIM

TRAGEDY, LOVE ALL LIE WITHIN

EACH PLAYER TAKES HIS CHANCE TO PLAY

LIVES TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY

WE'RE COMING UP FROM THE DEEP

THE LIZARD SHEDS ITS SKIN

NIGHT OBLITERATES THE DAY

AND ALL THE FUN BEGINS

SHADOW BOXING WITH YOURSELF

JUST SEEMS TO GET YOU NOWHERE

YOU DONT WANT TO CHEAT

WHEN PLAYING SOLITAIRE

CURTAIN CALL AND LIGHTS GROW DIM

TRAGEDY ,LOVE ALL LIE WITHIN

EACH PLAYER TAKES HIS CHANCE TO PLAY

AND LIVES TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY

WHAT BOUNDARIES TO CROSS

WHAT CHANCES FOR THE TAKING

STEPPING IN THE ANGELS WAY

NOT TO BE FORSAKEN

CURTAIN CALL AND LIGHTS GO DIM

TRAGEDY,LOVE ALL LIE WITHIN

EACH PLAYER TAKES HIS CHANCE TO PLAY

AND LIVES TO FIGHT

LIVES TO FIGHT

ANOTHER DAY

ANOTHER DAY

ANOTHER DAY

NO MORE WILL I ROAM

MY CHILDISH DREAMS I'LL SOON OUTGROW

BUT HERE WE STAND

IN OUR OWN THEATRELAND

CURTAIN CALL

ABOUT TO FALL

WE'RE COMING UP FROM THE DEEP

THE LIZARD SHEDS ITS SKIN

NIGHT OBLITERATES THE DAY

AND ALL THE FUN BEGINS

SHADOW BOXING WITH YOURSELF JUST

SEEMS TO GET YOU NOWHERE

YOU DONT WANT TO CHEAT

WHEN PLAYING SOLITAIRE

CURTAIN CALL AND LIGHTS GROW DIM

TRAGEDY , LOVE ALL LIE WITHIN

EACH PLAYER TAKES HIS CHANCE

TO PLAY AND LIVES TO FIGHT

ANOTHER DAY

WE'RE COMING UP FROM THE DEEP

THE LIZARD SHEDS ITS SKIN

THE NIGHT OBLITERATES THE DAY

AND ALL THE FUN BEGINS

SHADOW BOXING WITH YOURSELF

JUST SEEMS TO GET YOU NOWHERE

YOU DONT WANT TO CHEAT

WHEN PLAYING SOLITAIRE

CURTAIN CALL AND LIGHTS GROW DIM

TRAGEDY,LOVE ALL LIE WITHIN

EACH PLAYER TAKES HIS CHANCE TO PLAY

AND LIVES TO FIGHT,LIVES TO FIGHT ,ANOTHER DAY

ANOTHER DAY

ANOTHER DAY

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