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Bill's Pete Townshend Pages › Under A Raging Moon

UNDER A RAGING MOON

Produced by Alan Shacklock.
Recorded at RAK Recording Studios & Odyssey Studios, London.
Musicians: Mark Brzezicki, Robbie McIntosh, John Siegler, Mark  Feltham
Nick Glennie Smith, Alan Shacklock, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson & Russ Ballard.
Backing Vocals: Mark Williamson, Annie McCraig John Pane & John Parr

After The Fire/It Don't Satisfy Me & Love Me Like You Do
Released on 10 Records TENY 6912, 1985. (UK)
 12" Picture Disk

AFTER THE FIRE
by Pete Townshend
 1985 Eel Pie Publishing, Ltd.,PRS.

After the fire the fire still burns
The heart grows older but never ever learns
The memories smoulder and the soul always yearns
After the fire the fire still burns

I heard a voice asking what happens after the fire
And then the sound of a breaking window and the scream of a tyre
And then the sound of a distant gun and the cry of a hungry child
The night is hot
But nothing's gonna stop
This gang going wild

After the fire the fire still burns
The heart grows older but never ever learns
The memories smoulder and the soul always yearns
After the fire the fire still burns

I saw Matt Dillon in black and white there ain't no colour in memories
He rode his brother's Harley across the TV while I was laughing at Dom deLuise.
Now I'm cycling all my video tapes, I'm crying and I'm joking
I've gotta stop drinking
I've gotta stop thinking
I've gotta stop smoking

After the fire the fire still burns
The heart grows older but never ever learns
The memories smoulder and the soul always yearns
After the fire the fire still burns

The fire still burns, raging through the pain
Blackening the promises the tears and the rain
The fire will burn
'Til the wind begins to turn
And it all begins again

After the fire the fire still burns
The heart grows older but never ever learns
The memories smoulder and the soul always yearns
After the fire the fire still burns


DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS
by Julia Downes/KrisRyder/Roger Daltrey
 1983 Dick James Music Inc, BMI.

The voice brings back memories
I'd rather forget that other side of life
In the shadows of the blue room
Those were free and easy times
We were never far behind
The innocence abused
With every hall we played, unaware of the masquerade.
Chorus
Don't talk to strangers
Don't make any sudden moves
I sense a danger
In running out on you
I gave it all away
Victims of our youth,
Afraid of darkness,
So I'm running back to you,
I'm running back to you
The darkest regions of  a writer's heart
Gave us songs that tore the world apart
In the shadows of a blue room
It promised fame and opened doors
Still it left me wanting more
Beckoned to me from the wings
Showed me everything
Took me from the safety of your arms


BREAKING DOWN PARADISE
By Russ Ballard
1985 Russell Ballard, Ltd.
published in the USA and Canada by Virgin Music, Inc

Can you hear that sound
It's all around you and me
There's a voice
It searched and found you
What can it be?
It's like thunder and lightning
Speaking your name
And this man of fire
Could be burnt in the flame
You know what you do
What you do-

Chorus
You're breaking down paradise
And I'm the one who pays the price
Any way I play or lose
Any way that I throw the dice
You're breaking down paradise
You're breaking down paradise

You walk away 
And turned the day
Into night
The cold and lonely night
Out of the silence
There's a hurricane
And all around me
It's burning again
It's burning again and again

Chorus
It's like thunder and lightning
Speaking your name
And this man of fire
Could be burnt in the flame
You know what you do
What you do-

Chorus



The Pride You HideBreakout & Don't Talk To Strangers (live)
Released on Ten Records Tent 103, 1986. (UK)
12" Picture sleeve.

THE PRIDE YOU HIDE
By Nick Tesco, Alan Dalgleish, Roger Daltery
 1984 CBS Songs
Administered in the USA by April music, Inc.

I'm not the kind of guy to let jealousy
Break me up inside
I've got no time for sympathy
That girl she's just a memory
Over which I'll glide

Some say that I shouldn't care
That I should celebrate now she's out of my hair
But Lord knows, the pride you hide
Hanging around the same old parts
And driving in the same old cars
With the same old friends
Those weekends I spent on my own
At first I found it hard alone
Now I'm on the mend
A voice tells me that I was such a fool
to throw away everything I had with you
but Lord knows, the pride you hide 
When you're breaking up inside
Lord knows, the pride you hide

Chorus

The pride you hide, when you're breaking up inside
Every single day sees this man break down and cry
Try and find the strength to make it through the day
Try and find the strength to say come back and stay
And all my emotions lying in the snow
We're walking down the streets where the two of used to go
Somewhere over there from the door of a street cafe
I hear that old blues guitar play

I found some things of yours today
An old guitar you used to play
Threw 'em all away
They took me to another place
I smelt your perfume saw your face
With your hair that way
All that happened was a stupid mistake
I acted like a fool now it's too late
I'm another lonely guy with no heart for forgiving
Without you around, I find it so hard living.

Chorus

Lord knows 
The pride you hide, when you're breaking up inside
Lord knows 
The pride you hide, when you're breaking up inside
The pride you hide, when you're breaking up inside
The pride you hide.

Move Better In The Night/Move Better In The Night
Released on Atlantic PR 982, 1986. (USA)
12" Promo

MOVE BETTER IN THE NIGHT
By Chris Thompson/Stevie Lange/Robbie McIntosh/Roger Daltrey
1981 CBS Songs Ltd. and Paper Music Ltd.
Administered in the USA by April music, Inc.

My time is wasting
feel I'm moving too slow
Can't get my pedal to the metal
But I'm ready to go.
Live in the fast lane
there's trouble ahead
better move over
you're a long time dead

I'm chasing rainbows
in the cold light of day
feels like I'm wasting 
my lifetime away
Breaking the limits
bending the rules
can't stand standing still
but speed is for fools

Chorus

I move better in the night
I won't stop til the day light
It makes me feel right
I move better in the night.
Out on the freeway
everybody pays
throw in my money
or I'm waiting for days.
I'm overheating
ready to burn
there's dirt on my wheels
but they're ready to turn.

Chorus

Fender to fender
nose to tail
mind over matter
I just can't fail
lights going down
give me some more
come on I'm ready to roar

Chorus


SIDE TWO

LET ME DOWN EASY
By Brian Adams/Jim Valance
1985 Irving Music, Inc/ Adam Communications, Inc
Calypso Toonz, PROC.

Well I saw you on the avenue
And as usual you're with someone new
I guess there's nothing left for me to do but turn away
I'm growing tired of all your alibis
There ain't one you can justify
I ain't gonna take it anymore and I'll tell you why

You think it doesn't show I figure let me go
If you're gonna let me down let me down easy
It's time you got it straight you know it's hard to take
If you're gonna let me down let me down easy

We've been going through some changes
And I'm well aware of all the dangers
Sometimes you look at me and it leaves me cold
But now you've gone and blown your covers
I know all about your temporary lovers
I ain't taking it another day and that's for sure

You think it doesn't show I figure let me go
If you're gonna let me down let me down easy
It's time you got it straight you know it's hard to take
If you're gonna let me down let me down easy

Oh when I look at you now
I can't believe you're leaving
All those years and you've got nothing to say
Turn around and walk away

You think it doesn't show I figure let me go
If you're gonna let me down let me down easy
It's time you got it straight you know it's hard to take
If you're gonna let me down let me down easy

You think it doesn't show I figure let me go
If you're gonna let me down let me down easy
It's time you got it straight you know it's hard to take
If you're gonna let me down let me down easy 


FALLEN ANGEL
By Kit Hain
1985 by Kit Hain Music Ltd Publishing
Intersong-USA Inc International copyright secured

Out of favour
Into the fire
Throw my state of grace
I fall to ruin
You call me a liar
The blight of the human race
But it's against my will
I am banished to this place

(Chorus)

I'm losing control
A stranger in a state of change
Locked in the rift between heaven and Hell
I drift  like a falllen angel
 Like a falllen angel

Here in your exile
Your justice bars
Branded the philistine
Am I the demon?
The one that turns
The human decline
And it's against my will
I'm banished to this place

I'm losing control
A stranger in a state of change
Locked in the rift between heaven and Hell
I drift  like a falllen angel
 Like a falllen angel

But it wasn't always this way
Once I had the glory
And you'd follw every word of my law
Now I am cast from this role
Now I am broken

I'm losing control
A stranger in a state of change
Locked in the rift between heaven and Hell
I drift  like a falllen angel
 Like a falllen angel


IT DON'T SATISFY ME
By Alan Shacklock/ Roger Daltrey
1985 CBS Songs Ltd., Trinfold Music
and Eternal Music Ltd adm
by Clive Banks Music Ltd. c/o ATV Music Corp., BMI

Wheeling dealing drives me crazy
Sometimes feel I'm goin insane
Magic moments
High rents
Pretence
I can't do the same thing
My place, your place
Slapped face, Rat race

I wonder will I ever be free
Or is freedom something I'll never see
Cos it don't satisfy me

High lights, low lights
Slit skirts, no tights
Sometimes feel I'm getting too old
TVs Bee's knee, late night movies
People thinking brass is gold
Turn round, slow down
Feeling low down
I can't keep going on this way
Cos if that's all life is
All I can say
That it don't satisfy me

Satisfy this craving to keep finding something new
Satisfy this feeling that I'm never getting through


REBEL
by Bryan Adams/ Jim Vallance
1985 Irving Music, Inc/ Adam Communications, Inc
Calypso Toonz, PROC.

I made my way back to the old town
And everything looked the same
The shops and the schools and the factories were there
But somehow the faces had changed
So I went for a walk in the high streets
Took my coat off and rolled up my sleeves
I thought of my father and his father before him
And how I was the first one to leave

Well I didn't come here for forgiveness
There isn't a lot I can say
'cause I remember the reasons I first ran away

Chorus
I'm a rebel
Just a rebel
Got my back to the wall
Gonna fight 'til I fall
I'm a rebel

When it comes time for leavin'
Don't stand in my way

Don't ever look back - don't surrender
The old men say they've seen it before
Oh they drink their beer and they talk about friends
Who didn't come back from the war

Don't say I'm too young to remember
don't tell me what's wrong or what's right
Just give me a chance to go out there and fight

Chorus

When it comes time for leavin' 
Don't stand in my way
There's nothing left for me here
Gonna run, run away

Chorus

Just a rebel
Just a rebel
I'm a rebel...


Under A Raging Moon/ Move Better In The Night,
Behind Blue Eyes & 5:15/ Won't Get Fooled Again
Ten Records Tend 81-Released 1986. (UK)
 Two 45's in gatefold picture sleeve.

UNDER A RAGING MOON
FOR KIT
by John Parr/ Julia Downes
1985 Carlin Music Corp.
All rights in the USA and Canada administerd by
Cabert Music Inc./ Polythemus Music, ASCAP.

In the searchlights
you could see us as we circled around
Down below us you were screaming
I could hear the sound
I could see your arms
Reaching up to me
Like a demon, I could feel the madness
Running through the crowd
We were freedom
From the moment that we hit the ground
And the wild man he laid the thunder down

Chorus
Do you remember me?
Like I remember you
In a sea of hands
You came shining through
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 it
(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

Chorus

Do you remember me?
Cause 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 it
(Under a raging moon)
For this moment I was born for it
(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?

Drummers in order of performance:
Martin Chambers   Zak Starkey
Roger Taylor     Carl Palmer
Cozy Powell   Mark Brzezicki
Stewart Copeland   Mark & Zak-Outro


WDK 2008

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