Brian Setzer Orchestra – Songs From Lonely Avenue lyrics

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TROUBLE TRAIN
The trouble train is comin’
It’s been rollin’ through this town
Since I don’t know when
The trouble train they call it
And once you’re on it
You just can’t get off it my friend

Don’t get on that trouble train again
It’s rollin’ and thunderin’ round the bend
If you hear the devil call your name
Don’t get on that trouble train
(Trouble train, trouble train)
If you hear the devil call your name
Don’t get on that trouble train

The trouble train is comin’
It’s full of troubled souls
Who have gone astray
The trouble train is burnin’
It’s puffin’ smoke and fire
And it’s headed your way

Now don’t get on that trouble train
It’s a long way down
Please listen my friend
If you hear the devil call your name
Don’t get on that trouble train
(Trouble train, trouble train)
If the devil’s calling out your name
He’s riding on that trouble train

(Trouble train)

The trouble train’s left the station
It’s claimed another soul it’ll come back again
The trouble train’s damnation
It’s a one-way ticket to the fiery end

Don’t get on that train again
It’s a long way down
Please listen my friend
If you hear the devil call your name
Don’t get on that trouble train

Don’t get on that train again
It’s a long way down
Please listen my friend
If you hear the devil call your name
Don’t get on that trouble train

 

DEAD MAN INCORPORATED
I fell asleep in a cool cold sweat
I never anticipated
A man with a knife
Just lookin’ for a fight I never initiated
He whispered my name so calm and cool
He stood in the shadows and waited
I didn’t know what I had done
Should I run
My options were sure ill-fated

Is this real
I could feel
He was close
He was hot on my heels
If it’s a nightmare it’s way overrated
He told me that he worked for
Dead Man Incorporated

He told me I wasn’t the one that they want
I wasn’t the one they were chasin’
Somehow I just was along for the ride
I knew of the fate I was facin’
A man on the run and the smoke from his gun
Was somehow so strangely familiar
He said you’re a witness to a crime of my friend
And if they find you they’re gonna kill ya

Is a hunt
Is a chase
I was staring at a gun in my face
If it’s a nightmare it’s way overrated
He told me I was wanted by
Dead Man Incorporated

Tires were stretchin’
Bloodied hands were reachin’
And bullets were flyin’ right by me
Guns they were poppin’
Bodies were droppin’
To the violence there just seemed no stoppin’
Then somebody shook me
I swung as he took me
He said it’s a dream simply stated
The movie marquis out my window it read
Dead Man Incorporated

Is this real
I could feel
He was close
He was hot on my heels
If it’s a nightmare it’s way overrated
He told me that he worked for
Dead Man

Is a hunt
Is a chase
I was staring at a gun in my face
If it’s a nightmare it’s way overrated
He told me I was wanted by
Dead Man Incorporated
Dead Man Incorporated

 

KISS ME DEADLY
She came to me in early April
She came like late spring does sometimes
My heart was taken so like December snow
Frozen in the chill of winter time

But now they’ve taken early April
December’s coming back again
I feel the frosty morn
Now my baby’s gone
She just wouldn’t leave it well alone

She said kiss me deadly, don’t be sweet
Kiss me deadly, knock me off my feet
Kiss me deadly, turn up the heat
Kiss me deadly, kiss me deadly
Kiss me deadly, kiss me deadly

She wore dark glasses and a black rose
Was it perfume, I couldn’t tell
She wouldn’t hesitate
She wouldn’t intoxicate
Any kind of man that came her way

She’s not a girl you can hold on to
I got that feeling from the start
But I looked the other way
It’s haunting me today
I just couldn’t get enough of her

She said kiss me deadly, don’t be sweet
Kiss me deadly, knock me off my feet
Kiss me deadly, turn up the heat
Kiss me deadly, kiss me deadly
Kiss me deadly, kiss me deadly

She left me then in late October
We didn’t have too much to say
She had her mind made up
I guess that’s my tough luck
Letting my fool heart get in the way
You know I’m kind of glad it’s over
That kind of love can last so long
Don’t feel too bad for me
Yes, I heard the plea
I kissed her deadly, can’t you see

That I kissed her deadly, off her feet
I kissed her deadly, don’t be sweet
I kissed her deadly, turned up the heat

Kiss me deadly, don’t be sweet
Kiss me deadly, knocked her off her feet
Kiss me deadly, turned up the heat
Kiss me deadly, kiss me deadly
Kiss me deadly, kiss me deadly

 

GIMME SOME RHYTHM DADDY
Gimme some rhythm baby
Gimme some rhythm baby
I’ll take you out on the town
I’ll spin you around
Gimme some rhythm baby

Gimme some rhythm daddy
I don’t wanna chit chit chatty
I just wanna dance
And a little romance
Gimme some rhythm daddy

When we head out on the dance floor
I ain’t really askin’ for a lot
What more could I cry for
Show me all that rhythm that you got
Man

Gimme some rhythm baby, come on
Gimme some rhythm daddy
My heart starts singin’
And my feet do the swingin’
Gimme some rhythm daddy

I don’t want no mashed potato
I don’t want an alligator
Just give me a while with a crocodile
Gimme some rhythm daddy

Rutabags and tomatoes, what
Famous Idaho potatoes
Smoke collared greens and lima beans
Gimme some rhythm baby

With a GPS to guide us
We can find an internet café
We can share a little latte
With soy milk please
Because I’m lactose intolerant

Broadway and Radio City
Central Park is lookin’ mighty pretty
We’re stayin’ up late in the Empire State
Gimme some rhythm daddy (baby)

I don’t need a fortune teller
To tell me you’re a real sweet fella
Dancin’ round and round
To a big band sound

Smoke collared greens and lima beans
Hang a little while with a crocodile, with who
I need a little lift if you catch my drift
We’re stayin’ up late in the Empire State
Gimme some rhythm daddy (baby)

 

LONELY AVENUE
Lonely Avenue, nothing left to do
At least no, not with you
I took it kinda hard Lonely Avenue
Take a stroll when you get the blues
You’ll meet you don’t know who
When you take a walk down Lonely Avenue

The rain keeps comin’ down
In lonesome New York Town
I know you’re not around
But still I think I see
Your reflection in the glass
Is it too late to ask for one more round
A town this big I never knew
Could have a Lonely Avenue

Don’t you think that we could share
The memory of just one final laugh together
Don’t you think that there’s a chance
Our paths may never cross again
Don’t say forever

Lonely Avenue, man, I’m through with you
Your sidewalks are all cracked
All my memories are blue
I’ll cross another street
But first I’ll tell you what I’m gonna do
I’ll never walk again down that Lonely Avenue

Don’t you think that we could share
The memory of just one final laugh together
Don’t you think that there’s a chance
Our paths may never cross again
Don’t say forever

Lonely Avenue, man, I’m through with you
Your sidewalks are all cracked
All my memories are blue
I’ll cross another street
But first I’ll tell you what I’m gonna do
No, I’ll never walk again down that Lonely Avenue
I’ll never walk again down that Lonely Avenue

 

THE KING OF THE WHOLE DAMN WORLD
Boys, I’ve got the sign
The pieces fit, the stars align
Now the plans unfurled
We need the king
The king of the whole damn world

The punks on the street
They won’t know what hit ‘em
Their Italian suits man
They won’t ever fit ‘em
We’ll take ‘em down hard
They won’t know what bit ‘em
They can’t even find us

‘Cause we just out hid ‘em
I’m tellin’ you man
If you’re with ‘em, best quite ‘em
They can’t compete
‘Cause we’ll just outwit ‘em
It’s good to be king
King of the whole damn world

He walks by and people stare
He walks on air without a care
Listen up, just one more thing
This guy’s for real
This guy’s the king

We’ll strike late at night
We won’t stop till we find ‘em
We’ll hunt ‘em like rats
We’ll completely surround ‘em
We’ll chase ‘em, we’ll face ‘em
We’ll dog ‘em, we’ll hound ‘em
We’ll tighten the circle
Till the rope is around ‘em
A bullet I’ll take
For the thrill and the cause
We’re knocking out windows
We’re tearing down doors
It’s good to be king
The king of the whole damn world

We’ll strike late at night
We won’t stop till we find ‘em
We’ll hunt ‘em like rats
We’ll completely surround ‘em
We’ll chase ‘em, we’ll face ‘em
We’ll dog ‘em, we’ll hound ‘em
We’ll tighten the circle
Till the rope is around ‘em
A bullet I’ll take
For the thrill and the cause
We’re knocking out windows
We’re tearing down doors
It’s good to be king
The king of the whole damn world

When you lead a life like this
You take the shots, you take the hits
Listen brother, I know one thing
It’s good to be king
The king of the whole damn world

King of the whole damn world
The king of the whole damn world
King of the whole damn world
King of the whole damn world
King of the whole damn world
The king of the whole damn world

 

MR JAZZER GOES SURFIN’
— Instrumental —

 

MR SURFER GOES JAZZIN’
— Instrumental —

 

MY BABY DON’T LOVE ME BLUES
My baby she don’t love me
She’s never thinkin’ of me
I guess I got
My baby don’t love me blues

If it’s true what I’m thinkin’
She’s on the town slinkin’ all around
My baby don’t love me blues

Well, if I ever get to China
I’m gonna dig a hole to Carolina
I guess I’ve got
My baby don’t love me blues

I never said I didn’t need you
I only said I’d never leave you
I guess I got
My baby don’t love me blues

Now she ain’t never, never comin’ home
And I must stand all alone
I guess I’ve got
My baby don’t love me blues

 

LOVE PARTNERS IN CRIME
Someday, some way
I’ve got a place I wanna go
I don’t know where
I don’t know how
Someday, today
I wanna let you know
The time for us baby is now

Leave your troubles
And all your cares behind
Lovers together
We’ll fly on a dime
Someday, some way
I think you oughta know
We’re just love partners in crime

Sailin’ from star to star
Flyin’ high up in the sky
Love is a moolit night
Never ever kiss me goodbye

Here’s what I say
I know a place we gotta go
Give me your heart
Maybe you’ll find
Someday, some way
Baby, you gotta know
We’re just love partners in crime

Sailin’ from star to star
Flyin’ high up in the sky
Love is a moolit night
Never ever kiss me goodbye

Here’s what I say
I know a place we gotta go
Give me your heart
Maybe you’ll find
Someday, some way
Baby, you gotta know
We’re just love partners
Only just love partners in crime

 

PASSION OF THE NIGHT
Nighttime breaks and so does my heart
It’s beautifully broken in two
Darkness falls but the moonlight sparks
Longing and yearning for you
This is our story
Is this the glory of love
It’s hot and it’s right
It’s just the passion of the night

Spellbound hell-bound, what do I care
We all end up the fool
Chasing, facing the struggle ahead
A game without the rules
Is this our fight
Just what are we searching for
I’m ready to fight
For the passion of the night

So let it all crumble
Too late to be humble
As we stumble home in the dawn
Why are we running
Let’s both use our cunning
The two of us can’t be so wrong

Sun shines in rather tentatively
As almost if to say
Sorry to burst your bubble my friend
Your blues are here to stay
I’ll wait for the darkness
And think of the warmness of you

You know you can’t fight
It’s the passion of the night

 

DIMES IN THE JAR
Don’t you know baby
The faster you get there
The longer it takes you to leave
And ain’t it so
That the nicer they treat you
The more they’re inclined to deceive
So it goes baby I’m here for the long run
They told me to come as you are
I found a good one
She looks like she could run
She looks like a good one so far
Never got handed a dollar by no one
I earned every dime in the jar

She wants to catch you
And she wants to fetch you
And she wants to wrap you all up
Into a bundle, if you make a bundle of cash
You’re just plain out of luck
It starts out dandy
And she’ll give you candy
But that’s only part of the trap
She gets an attorney
And his name is Bernie
And he’ll string you up like a cat
Never got handed a dollar by no one
I earned every dime just like that

Every dime in the jar
Comes from runnin’
From dive bar to bar
Every dime in the jar
Comes from diggin’ and scratchin’
And stealin’ the gold from the starts
Please understand me
Ain’t nobody handing me
Dimes that I keep in the jar

Every dime in the jar
Comes from runnin’
From dive bar to bar
Every dime in the jar
Comes from diggin’ and scratchin’
And stealin’ the gold from the starts
Please understand me
Ain’t nobody handing me
Dimes that I keep in the jar

When I was a young boy
My daddy had nothin’
Momma would save every dime in the jar
Now mommas have nannies
And house cleaning spannies
And daddies will lose every time
They don’t save dimes now
Not even dollars
They don’t save nothin’ you earn
Now, I don’t know how
I’m sure in the end now
There’s some place
Where they gonna burn
Never got handed a dollar by no one
And here’s the lesson I learned

Every dime in the jar
Comes from runnin’
From dive bar to bar
Every dime in the jar
Comes from diggin’ and scratchin’
And stealin’ the gold from the starts

Every dime in the jar
Comes from runnin’
From dive bar to bar
Every dime in the jar
Comes from diggin’ and scratchin’
And stealin’ the gold from the starts
Please understand me
Ain’t nobody handing me
Dimes that I keep in the jar
Dimes that I keep in the jar
Dimes that I keep in the jar
Dimes that I keep in the jar

 

ELENA
— Instrumental —

 

LONELY AVENUE – reprise – (bonus track for Japan)
Don’t you think that we could share
The memory of just one final laugh together
Don’t you think that there’s a chance
Our paths may never cross again
Don’t say forever

Lonely Avenue, man, I’m through with you
Your sidewalks are all cracked
All my memories are blue
I’ll cross another street
But first I’ll tell you what I’m gonna do
No, I’ll never walk again down that Lonely Avenue
I’ll never walk again down that Lonely Avenue