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Bill's Pete Townshend Pages › Left For Live

Left For Live

Produced by: Steve Luongo vs. John Entwistle
Mixed at Hammerhead Studios, England by:
Bobby Pridden, John Entwistle and Steve Luongo
Digitally edited and mastered by: Wednesday
LIVE recording and FOH sound: Joe Berger
Recorded LIVE throughout the United States during Left For Dead - The Sequel 1998.

John Entwistle: Bass Guitar, 8 String Bass &Vocals
Steve Luongo: Drums, Vocals & Musical Director
Godfrey Townsend: Guitar & Vocals
Gordon Cotten: Keyboards & Vocals

HORROR ROCK

(Instrumental)


THE REAL ME

Can you see the real me...can ya...can ya...
I went back to the doctor
To get another shrink
I sit and tell him 'bout my weekend
But he never betrays what he thinks

Can you see the real me doctor?

I went back to my mother
I said I'm crazy ma help me
She said I know how it feels son
Cuz it runs in the family
Can you see the real me mother?

The cracks between the paving stones
Like rivers of flowing veins
Strange people who know me
Peeping from behind every window pane
The girl I used to love
Lives in this yellow house
Yesterday she passed me by
She doesn't want to know me now
Can you see the real me, can you?

I ended up with the preacher
Full of lies and hate
I seemed to scare him a little
So he showed me to the golden gate
Can you see the real me, preacher?

Can you see the real me, me, me, me...


DARKER SIDE OF NIGHT

Chorus
The moon shines down on lovers
But there's a darker side of night
The stars were made for lovers
But there's a darker side of night

Verse
The beast with a thousand eyes
Was just a peacock in disguise
But the shadows at your feet
Hide the warriors in the street

Chorus
The Moon shines down on lovers
But there's a darker side of night
The stars caress young lovers
But there's a darker side of night

Solo / Modulation

Verse
The monster under your bed
Was just an old teddy bear without a head
You're not afraid of Halloween
But you won't spend the night on floor 13

Chorus-out
Mr. Moon shines down on lovers
But there's a darker side of night
The stars embrace young lovers
But there's a darker side of night


SUCCESS STORY

Friday night, I'm on my way home
They oughtta make work a crime
I'm home for the weekend
Gonna make the most of my time
There's a rock and roll singer
On the television
Givin' up his music, gonna take up religion

Abandoned rock and roll to try to save his soul

Saturday night, got a gig with the band
Playin' the electric guitar
Someday, I'm gonna make it
Gonna be a super-duper star
Buy a big flashy car
And a house for my ma
The big break better happen soon
Cuz I'm pushin' twenty-one

Just like Cinderella,
when she couldn't go to the ball
(a voice said), "I'm your fairy manager,
you shall play Carnegie Hall."
Gotta give up your day job
To become a heart throb
I may go far
If I smash my guitar

Away for the weekend, I gotta play some one-night stands
Six for the taxman and one for the band
Back in the studio to make our latest number one
Take 276, you know this used to be fun...

Sunday mornin', I just got home
Six and the birds are singin'
I need a drink, and my clothes are wet
Ooh and my ears are still ringin'
There's a rock and roll singer
Boppin' on the TV
He used to be a preacher
But now he sings in a major key

Amended his decision to the new religion


905

Mother was an incubator
Father was the contents
Of a test tube in the icebox
In the factory of birth
My name is 905
And I've just become alive
I'm the newest populator
Of the planet we call earth

In suspended animation
My childhood passed me by
If I speak without emotion
Then you know the reason why
Knowledge of the universe
Was fed into my mind
As my adolescent body
Left its puberty behind

And everything I know is what I need to know
Everything I do's been done before
Ev'ry sentence in my head
Someone else has said
At the end of my life is an open door

Automatically defrosted
My manhood came on time
I became a man
I left the ICE school behind
And now I'm to begin
The life that I'm assigned
A life that's been lived before
A thousand times

I have a feelin' deep inside
That something is missin'
There's a feelin' in my soul
And I can't help wishin'
That one day I'll discover
That we're livin' a lie
And I'll tell the whole world
The reasons why

But until then, all I know is what I need to know
Everything I do's been done before
Ev'ry idea in my head
Someone else has said
At the end of my life is an open door


I'LL TRY AGAIN TODAY

You should have seen it coming
But it happened way too fast
Now you're right back where you started
And your future is your past
You tried to move a mountain
It's like whistling in the breeze
You racked your brain for answers
And then wound up on your knees

Chorus:
It begins at the moment you're born
Just like chasing a king with a pawn
It's like taking the bull by the horns
But I'll try again today
Yes I'll try again today

Like a game of Snakes (Chutes) & Ladders
Or castles in the sand
Just when you think you've got it
It slips right through your hands
You can try and move a mountain
But it's best to walk around
If you flow with the river
It will never drag you down

Repeat Chorus:
It begins at the moment you're born
Just like chasing a King with a pawn
It's like taking the bull by the horns
But I'll try again today
Yes I'll try again today


UNDER A RAGING MOON

In the searchlights
You could see us as we circled around
Down below us
You were screamin' I could hear the sound
I could see your arms
Reaching up to me

Like a demon
Feel the madness running thru the crowd
We were freedom
From the moment that we hit the ground
And the wild man
He laid the thunder down

Do you remember me?
Like I remember you
In a sea of hands
You came shining thru
In the mist of time
I can see it now

All my life I will remember this
Under a raging moon
For this moment I was born for this
Under a raging moon
Under a raging moon, We were flying there
Under a raging moon, We saw Zion there
It ended all too soon, Under a raging moon

We were out there
When they handed us the rebel's crown
All the headlines
All they tried to do was tear us down
But the wild man
He didn't fool around

Do you remember me?
Cuz I remember you
Yeah you won my love
When the dream came true
When my blood ran high
I can hear it now

All my life I will remember this
Under a raging moon
For this moment I was born for this
Under a raging moon
Under a raging moon, We were flying boy
Under a raging moon, It's worth dying for
It ended all too soon, Under a raging moon

Taking me back to better times
We never read the danger signs
Why are the young... Why are the young so blind?

Do you remember me?
Like I remember you
In a sea of hands
You came shining thru
In the mist of time
I can see it now

All my life I will remember this
Under a raging moon
For this moment I was born for this
Under a raging moon
Under a raging moon, We were flying there
Under a raging moon, We saw Zion there
It ended all too soon, Under a raging moon


ENDLESS VACATION

I was just a kid with a bass guitar
Burning ambition
Just a kid on a shooting star
Man with a mission
Nobody told me life up here
Was an endless vacation
Hope I get old before I die
M m my degeneration

All the King's horses and all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again

You just sit on the fence afraid of the past
No plan for the future
Watching the world go by so fast Just do what suits you
Nobody told me life up here
Was an endless vacation
Hope I get old before I die
M m my degeneration

All the King's horses and all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again

I'm still the kid with the bass guitar
Still got ambition
But you tie me down with these golden chains
Too many conditions
Just give me a stage, give me four strings
And someone to listen
Give me a song any fool could sing
And the right musicians

All the King's horses and all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again


TOO LATE THE HERO

Too late the hero, it all comes to zero and I
I wish I could stop, and start it again
It's the end of my movie, the bad guy beat me easy and I,
I wish I could stop, and start it again

It's easy, to live in your imagination
if you can't control the situation, you just cut, and start it again
It's easy, to live in your imagination
If you have to make an alteration, you just cut, and start it again

How I wish I could live on the silver screen
Like the stars in the movie magazines
With a happy ending as the final scene

Too late the hero, it all comes to zero and I,
I wish I could stop, and start it again
It's the end of my movie, the bad guy beat me easy and I,
I wish I could stop, and start it again

It's easy, the villains always wear black
They see your guns and turn back, it only happens in the movies
It's easy, the heroes always wear white
The ladies fall at first sight, it only happens in the movies

As the Viking ship drifts out to the sea
the black sail bursts into fire
I turn to kiss the princess, I have to pacify her
The arrows fall, the sky is red
The music gets higher and higher

The battle's done, I'm on way home
A hero's welcome on the shore
Single handed, all by myself I've just won the war
It was nothing, really


HAD ENOUGH

Had Enough
I've had enough of being nice
I've had enough of righting wrong
I've had enough of trying to love my brother
I've had enough of being good
I'm doin' everything like I'm told I should
If you need a lover, you'd better find another

Life is for the living
Takers never giving

Suspicion takes the place of trust
My love is turning into lust
If you get on the wrong side of me, you better run for cover
I've had enough of being trodden on
My passive days are gonna be long gone
If you slap one cheek well I ain't gonna turn the other

Life is for the living
Takers never giving

Fooling no one
But ourselves
Good is dying
Here comes the end, here comes the end of the world

I'm gettin' sick of this universe
Ain't gonna get better, it's gonna get worse
And the world's gonna sink with the weight of the human race
Hate and fear in every face
I'm gettin' ready and I've packed my case
If ya find somewhere better, can you save my place?

Fooling no one
But ourselves
Love is dying
Here comes the end, here comes the end...of the world


SHAKIN' ALL OVER

When you move in right up close to me
That's when I get the shakes all over me
Quivers in my backbone
I got the shakes in my kneebones
Quivers in my thighbone
Shakin' all over

Just the way that you say goodnight to me
Brings this feelin' all inside of me
Quivers in my backbone
I got the shakes in my kneebones
Quivers in my thighbone
Shakin' all over

(Solo)

Quivers in my backbone
I got the shakes in my kneebones
Quivers in my thighbone
Shakin' all over


YOUNG MAN BLUES

Well a young man
Ain't got nuthin' in the world these days
I said a young man
Ain't got nuthin' in the world these days

Well you know in the old days
When a young man was a strong man
All the people, they stepped back
When a young man walked by

But you know nowadays
It's the old man, who's got all the money
And a young man
Ain't got nuthin' in the world these days

(solo)

Nowadays it's the young man
Who ain't got nuthin' in the world these days
Ain't got nuthin'
Ain't got sweet f***-all...


All songs written By John Entwistle except:
"Horror Rock" By Steve Lunongo & John Entwistle
"Real Me" By Pete Townshend 1973 Fabulous Music Ltd.
"I'll Try Again Today" By Steve Lunongo & John Entwistle
"Under A Raging Moon" By John Parr/ Julia Downes,
 1985 Carlin Music Corp.
"Endless Vacation" By Steve Lunongo, John Entwistle & Mark Hitt
"Shakin' All Over" By Johnny Kidd  1960 Mills Music Inc.
"Young Man Blues" By Mose Allison  1957 Jazz Editions Inc./BMI


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