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Stray Cats – Rumble In Brixton lyrics

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Note: since this is a live album, I am only adding the songs that have not been studio recorded

MY BABY LEFT ME
Well, my baby left me
Never said a word
Was it something I’ve done
Something that she heard

My baby left me
My baby left me
My baby even left me
Never said a word

Well, I stand at my window
Wring my hands and cry
I hate to leave that woman
Hate to say goodbye

My baby left me
Yeah, she left me
My baby even left me
Never said a word

Baby, one of these mornings
Lord, it won’t be long
You’ll look for me, baby
And daddy he don’t know

My baby left me
Yeah, she left me
My baby even left me
Never said a word

Now, I stand at my window
Wring my hands and cry
I hate to leave that woman
Hate to say goodbye

My baby left me
Yeah, she left me
My baby even left me
Never said a word

My baby even left me
Never said a word
My baby even left me
Never said a word

 

THAT’S ALL RIGHT
Well, that’s all right, mama
That’s all right for you
That’s all right mama, do anything you do
Well, that’s all right, that’s all right
That’s all right now mama, anyway you do

Mama she done told me
Papa done told me too
Son, that girl your foolin’ with
She ain’t no good for you
But that’s all right, that’s all right
That’s all right my mama, anyway you do

Well, I’m leaving town baby
I’m leaving town for sure
Well, then you won’t be bothered
With me hangin’ round my door
Well, that’s all right, that’s all right
That’s all right now mama, anyway you do

Dee-dee-dee
Dee-dee-dee
Dee-dee-dee
Dee-dee-dee
I need your loving
Well, that’s all right
That’s all right now mama, anyway you do

Well, I’m leaving town baby
I’m leaving town for sure
Well, then you won’t be bothered
With me hangin’ round my door
Well, that’s all right, that’s all right
That’s all right now mama, anyway you do

 

GOOD ROCKIN’ TONIGHT
Have you heard the news
There’s good rockin’ tonight
Have you heard the news
There’s good rockin’ tonight

I’m gonna hold my baby as tight as I can
Tonight she’ll know I’m a mighty, mighty man
Have you heard the news
There’s good rockin’ tonight

Have you heard the news
Everybody’s rockin’ tonight
Have you heard the news
There’s good rockin’ tonight

I’m gonna hold my baby as tight as I can
Tonight she’ll know I’m a mighty, mighty man
Have you heard the news
There’s good rockin’ tonight

Well, we’re gonna rock
We’re gonna rock
Let’s rock, come on and rock
We’re gonna rock all our blues away

Met me in a hurry behind the barn
Don’t you be afraid, I’ll do you no harm
Tonight I want to bring along my rockin’ shoes
Tonight we’re gonna rock away all the blues
I heard the news
There’s good rockin’ tonight

Come on and rock
We’re gonna rock
Let’s rock, come on and rock
We’re gonna rock all our blues away

Stray Cats – Mystery Train Kept A Rollin’ lyrics

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MYSTERY TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN’
(2004 new studio recording included in “Rumble In Brixton”)

Well, the train pulled in the station about 1955
I’ve never been to Memphis but oh, man alive
The town was really buzzin’ about this cat from Tennessee
The boy who shook his hips was such a shocking sight to see
He was a devil don’t you know, this greasy cat from Tupelo
Sight right back you rockin’ cats and just enjoy the show

Yeah, I heard the whistle blowin’ but it was so much more than than
There was a guitar and a singer and this big bass they would slap
I saw my town a-passin’ and I waved goodbye
‘Cause that mystery train done hooked me like old burbon whiskey and rye

Yeah, mystery train kept a rollin’ – Elvis Presley led the way
Mystery train kept a rollin’ – Johnny Cash was shovelin’ coal
Mystery train kept a rollin’ – Jerry Lee was the brake man
Mystery train kept a rollin’ – Mr Phillips ran the show
Carl Perkins punched my ticked
Well, this train don’t ever stop
Just hang around and listen boy
We’ll show you how to rock

I went to Mr Perkins, this train’s sure rollin’ fast
Well, kid if you can’t hold on you ain’t never gonna last
I told the man in black to shovel a little more coal
I went and grabbed my guitar and yelled, teach me how to rock and roll

Yeah, mystery train kept a rollin’ – Elvis Presley led the way
Mystery train kept a rollin’ – Johnny Cash was shovelin’ coal
Mystery train kept a rollin’ – Jerry Lee was the brake man
Mystery train kept a rollin’ – Mr Phillips ran the show
Carl Perkins punched my ticked
Well, this train don’t ever stop
Just hang around and listen boy
We’ll show you how to rock

All right now, take it down a notch
Take it down one more notch now

‘Cause I knew I was on a ride that would take me to the top
Mystery train kept a rollin’ and ain’t never gonna stop it
The train hit a tunnel, everything got dark as night
Elvis whispered in my ear, it’s gettin’ rough so hold on tight
This steaming locomotive, man we almost jumped the track
Roy Orbison stood up and said, we ain’t never turnin’ back

I say, hey Roy, hey Johnny, hey Jerry Lee
Well, now I really see, well thank you for the ticket
But I don’t want the fame
I just wanna ride on this big old mystery train

Mystery train’ kept a rollin’ all night long
Mystery train’ kept a rollin’ all night long

Stray Cats – Original Cool lyrics

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SOMETHING ELSE
Hey look at there
Here she comes
Here comes that girl again
Wanted to date her since I don’t know when
She don’t notice me when I pass
She goes with other guys that are outta my class
But that can’t stop me from a-thinkin’ to myself
She’s sure fine lookin’ man
She’s somethin’ else

Hey lookee there across the street
There’s a car made just for me
To own a car would be a luxury
But right now I can’t afford the gas
A brand new convertible is outta my class
But that can’t stop me from a-thinkin’ to myself
That car’s fine lookin’ man
It’s somethin’ else

Hey look at here
Just wait and see
Work hard and save my dough
I’ve got the car that I’ve been wantin’ so
Get me the girl, we’ll go ridin’ around
We’ll look real sharp with the white top down
I’ll keep right on a-dreamin’ and a-thinkin’ to myself
When it all comes true man, wow
That’s somethin’ else

Hey lookit here
What’s all this
Never thought I’d do this before
Here I am knockin’ down your door
My car’s out front and baby it’s all mine
A ’41 Ford not a ’59
I got that gal and I’m a-thinkin’ to myself
She’s sure fine lookin’ man, wow
She’s somethin’ else

 

OH BOY
Well, all of my lovin’ all of my kissin’
You don’t know what you’ve been missin’, oh boy
Oh boy – When you’re with me, oh boy (oh boy)
All the world can see that you were meant for me

All of my life baby I’ve been waitin’
Tonight there’ll be no hesitatin’, oh boy
Oh boy – When you’re with me, oh boy (oh boy)
All the world can see that you were meant for me

Well, stars appear and shadows are fallin’
You can you hear my heart a-callin’
A little bit of lovin’ makes everything right
I’m a-gonna see my baby tonight

Well, all of my lovin’ all of my kissin’
You don’t know what you’ve been missin’, oh boy
Oh boy – When you’re with me, oh boy (oh boy)
Well, all the world can see that you baby baby baby baby were meant for me

Give it up

All of my lovin’ all of my kissin’
You don’t know what you’ve been missin’, oh boy
Oh boy – When you’re with me, oh boy (oh boy)
All the world can see that you were meant for me

All of my life baby I’ve been waitin’
Tonight it’s gonna be no hesitatin’, oh boy
Oh boy – When you’re with me, oh boy (oh boy)
All the world can see that you baby baby baby baby were meant for me

Now stars appear and shadows are fallin’
You can you hear my heart a-callin’
A little bit of lovin’ makes everything right
I’m a-gonna see my my my baby baby baby tonight

All of my lovin’ all of my kissin’
You don’t know what you’ve been missin’, oh boy
Oh boy – When you’re with me, oh boy (oh boy)
All the world can see that you were meant for me
That you were meant for me

 

TWENTY FLIGHT ROCK
Ooh, well, I got a gal with a record machine
When it comes to rockin’ she’s a queen
We love to dance on Saturday night
All alone I can hold her tight
But she’s lives on the twentieth floor uptown
The elevator’s broken down

So I walk 1, 2 flight, 3 flight, 4
5, 6, 7 flight, 8 flight more
Up on the twelfth floor startin’ to drag
Fifteenth floor I’m a-ready to sag
Get to the top, I’m too tired to rock

Well, she calls me up on the telephone
Come on over honey, I’m all alone
I said baby, you’re mighty sweet
But I’m in bed with achin’ feet
This went on for a couple of days
But I couldn’ t stay away

So I walk 1, 2 flight, 3 flight, 4
5, 6, 7 flight, 8 flight more
Up on the twelfth floor startin’ to drag
Fifteenth floor I’m a-ready to sag
Get to the top, I’m too tired to rock

We havin’ fun yet?

Well, they sent it to Chicago for repairs
Til it’s fixed I’m usin’ the stairs
I hope they hurry before it’s too late
I want my baby too much to wait
All this a-climbin’ is getting’ me down
They’ll find my corpse draped over a rail

So I walk 1, 2 flight, 3 flight, 4
5, 6, 7 flight, 8 flight more
Up on the twelfth floor startin’ to drag
Fifteenth floor I’ m a-ready to sag
Get to the top, I’ m too tired to rock

Ooh, I got a gal with a record machine
When it comes to rockin’ she’s a queen
We love to dance on Saturday night
All alone I can hold her tight
But she’s lives on the twentieth floor uptown
The elevator’s broken down

So I walk 1, 2 flight, 3 flight, 4
5, 6, 7 flight, 8 flight more
Well, up on the twelfth floor startin’ to drag
Fifteenth floor I’m a-ready to sag
Get to the top, I’m too tired to rock

 

I FOUGHT THE LAW
Breaking rocks in the hot sun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

Well, I needed money ‘cause I had none
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

Well, I miss my baby and I feel so bad
I guess my race is run
She’s the best friend I ever had
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

Well, I’m robbin’ people with a six gun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

Well, I miss my baby and the good fun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

Well, I miss my baby and I feel so bad
I guess my race is run
She’s the best friend I ever had
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

 

LONESOME TEARS
Lonesome tears sad and blue
I cried lonesome tears for you
Well, you know I know I cried
When you said goodbye

When you left and said I’m gone
Lonesome tears fell all night long
Well, you know I know I cried
When you said goodbye

You left me here all alone
Hear me callin’, won’t you come back home
Love me like you did before
Now need I tell you more

Lonesome tears sad and blue
I cried lonesome tears for you
Well, you know I know I cried
When you said goodbye

You left me here all alone
Hear me callin’, won’t you come back home
Love me like you did before
Now need I tell you more

Lonesome tears sad and blue
I cried lonesome tears for you
Well, you know I know I cried
When you said goodbye

 

YOUR TRUE LOVE
Your love (your love)
Your true love (your love)
True love baby that’s what you give to me

Your love (your love)
Your true love (your love)
True love baby that’s what you give to me

Well, God made the world and he made it round
I’ve got my baby and I’m glad I found
You’ve got that certain touch
And to me baby, you mean so much

You give me your love (your love)
Your true love (your love)
True love baby that’s what you give to me

Your love (your love)
Your true love (your love)
True love baby that’s what you give to me

Well, love was made, I don’t boast
When he made you, he made the most
When I found you I found that
You give me something baby
I can’t forget

You give me your love (your love)
Your true love(your love)
True love baby that’s what you give to me

Your love (your love)
Your true love, your love
True love baby that’s what you give to me

Your love (your love)
Your true love (your love)
True love baby that’s what you give to me

Well the big, the little, young and old
All need somethin’ to have and hold
When I found you I found that
You give me something baby
I can’t forget

You give me your love (your love)
Your true love (your love)
True love baby that’s what you give to me
Oh baby, true love baby
That’s what you give to me

 

BE BOP A LULA
Well, Be Bop A Lula, she’s my baby
Be Bop A Lula, I don’t mean maybe
Be Bop A Lula, she’s my baby
Be Bop A Lula, I don’t mean maybe
Be Bop A Lula, she’s my baby doll, my baby doll, my baby doll

Well, she’s the gal in the red blue jeans
She’s the queen of all the teens
She’s the woman that I know
She’s the woman that loves me so

Be Bop A Lula, she’s my baby
Be Bop A Lula, I don’t mean maybe
Be Bop A Lula, she’s my baby doll, my baby doll, my baby doll

Well, he’s the woman that’s got that beat
She’s the woman with the flyin’ feet
She’s the woman that walks around the store
She’s the woman that yells more, more, more, more

Be Bop A Lula, she’s my baby
Be Bop A Lula, I don¹t mean maybe
Be Bop A Lula, she’s my baby doll, my baby doll, my baby doll

Well, Be Bop A Lula, she’s my baby
Be Bop A Lula, I don’t mean maybe
Be Bop A Lula, she’s my baby
Be Bop A Lula, I don’t mean maybe
Be Bop A Lula, she’s my baby doll, my baby doll, my baby doll

 

BLUE JEAN BOP
Blue Jean baby
With your big blue eyes
Don’t want you looking at other guys
Got to make you give me one more chance

I can’t keep still so baby let’s dance
Well, Blue Jean bop the bop for me
Well, it’s the bop that’s done in dungarees
Dip your hip, free your knees
Spin on your heel baby one, two, three

Blue Jean bop
Blue Jean bop, baby Blue Jean bop
Blue Jean bop, baby Blue Jean bop
Baby won’t you bop with me

Well, Blue Jean baby when I bop with you
Well, my heart starts hoppin’ like a kangaroo
My feet do things they never done before
Well, Blue Jean baby give me more more more

Blue Jean bop
Blue Jean bop, baby Blue Jean bop
Blue Jean bop, baby Blue Jean bop
Baby won’t you bop with me

Well, Blue Jean baby when I bop with you
Well, my heart starts hoppin’ like a kangaroo
My feet do things they never done before
Well, Blue Jean baby give me more more more

Blue Jean bop
Blue Jean bop, baby Blue Jean bop
Blue Jean bop, baby Blue Jean bop
Baby won’t you bop with me

Blue Jean bop
Blue Jean bop, baby Blue Jean bop
Blue Jean bop, baby Blue Jean bop
Baby won’t you bop with me

 

CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
Wise men say only fools rush in
But I can’t help falling in love with you

Shall I stay, would it be a sin
If I can’t help falling in love with you

Like the river flows surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes – some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can’t help falling in love with you

Like the river flows surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes – some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can’t help falling in love with you

 

FLYIN’ SAUCERS ROCK N ROLL
Well, the news of the saucer been flying around
Having a walk I’ve seen it on the ground
First thing I see when I saw it land
A cat jumped out and he started a band

Flying saucer rock and roll
Flying saucer rock and roll
I couldn’t understand a thing they said
But the crazy beat just knocked me dead

Well, the little green men they were real hepcats
Rockin’ and rollin’ to the crazy flats
Brought out a sax and started to blow
Brought out a drum and started to roll

Flying saucer rock and roll
Flying saucer rock and roll
I couldn’t understand a thing they said
It was the crazy beat just knocked me dead

Well, I come outta my hidin’ and started to rock
The little green men tought me how to do the bop
They were three foot high, we hit a few bars

Flying saucer rock and roll
Flying saucer rock and roll
I couldn’t understand a thing they said
It was the crazy beat just knocked me dead

 

TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN’
I caught a train, I met a dame
She was a hipster and a real gone girl
She was pretty from New York City
And we trucked on down that old fairlane
With a hi and a ho, well I still couldn’t let her go

Get along, tricky little woman get along
You better be on your way get along
Sweet little woman get along, be on your way
With a hi and a ho, I just couldn’t let her go

Well, the train kept a rollin’ (all night long)
Train kept a rollin’ (all night long)
Train kept a rollin’ (all the night long)
Train kept a rollin’ (all night long)
With a hi and a ho, I just couldn’t let her go

We made a stop in Albuquerque
She musta thought that I was real gone jerk
We got off the train at El Paso
But love was so good Jack, I couldn’t let her go
So get along, I just couldn’t let her go

Well, the train kept a rollin’ (all night long)
Train kept a rollin’ (all night long)
Train kept a rollin’ (all the night long)
Train kept a rollin’ (all night long)
With a hi and a ho, I still couldn’t let her go
Well, the train kept a rollin’ (all night long)
Train kept a rollin’ (all night long)
Train kept a rollin’ (all the night long)
Train kept a rollin’ (all night long)
With a hi and a ho, I still couldn’t let her go

 

STOOD UP
Well, I’ve been waiting ever since eight
I guess my baby’s got another date
Stood up broken hearted again

Well, I’ll bet she’s out having a ball
Not even thinking of me at all
Stood up broken hearted again

Well, I know just what I ought do
I ought find somebody new
But baby I couldn’t forget about you
Stood up broken hearted again
Stood up broken hearted again

Why must I always be the one
Left behind never having any fun
Stood up broken hearted again

I guess I’ll go on being a fool
Sitting around just waiting for you
Stood up broken hearted again

Well, I know just what I ought do
I ought find somebody new
But baby I couldn’t forget about you
Stood up broken hearted again

Well, I know just what I ought do
I ought find somebody new
But baby I couldn’t forget about you
Stood up broken hearted again
Stood up broken hearted again
Stood up broken hearted again

 

LET IT ROCK
In the heat of the day, down in Mobile, Alabama
Working on the railroad with a steel driving hammer
Gotta make some money buy some brand new shoes
Gotta find somebody to take away these blues
She don’t love me, hear me singing in the sun
Pay day’s coming when the work is all done

Early in the evening when the sun is sinking low
All day I’ve been waiting for the whistle to blow
Sitting in a teepee building right on the tracks
Rolling them bones till the foreman comes back
Pick up your belongings, boys scattered around
We gotta all set the train coming two miles out

Everybody’s scampering and jumping around
Picking up the money tearing the teepee down
A foreman is in panic about to go insane
Trying to get the workers outa the way of the train
The engineer’s blowing his whistle loud and long
You can’t stop the train you gotta let it roll on

Roll on, roll on, roll on
Let it rock, let it rock
Roll on, roll on, roll on boy

 

TRYING TO GET TO YOU
I’ve been travelling over mountains
Even through the valleys too
I’ve been travelling night and day
I’ve been running all the way
Baby, trying to get to you

Ever since I read your letter
Where you said you love me true
I’ve been travelling night and day
I’ve been running all the way
Baby, trying to get to you

When I read your loving letter
Then my heart began to sing
There were many miles between us
But they didn’t mean a thing

I just had to reach you baby
In spite of all that I’ve been through
I kept travelling night and day
I kept running all the way
Baby, trying to get to you

There was nothing that could hold me
Or keep me away from you
When your loving letter told me
That you really love me true
Lord above me knows I love you
It was he who brought me through
When my way was dark as night
He would shine his brightest light
Baby, trying to get to you

If I had to do it over
That’s exactly what I’d do
I would travel night and day
I would still run all the way
When I was trying to get to you

 

CHET DITTY (HIDDEN CHARMS)
— Instrumental —

Stray Cats – Choo Choo Hot Fish lyrics

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ELVIS ON VELVET
All night long way black top highway midnight hittin’ the groove
Mustang radio rag top jukebox hound dog don’t be cruel
Roadside rest stop all night truck stop side show out of a van
Rhinestone lunchbox ashtray junk shop key chain hittin’ the fan

Elvis on velvet – don’t know why it makes me blue
Elvis on velvet – it’s got a strange effect on you
Elvis on velvet – somehow it makes me mad
Elvis on velvet – and I can see him tonight up on the road ahead

Well, drift back daydream Memphis street scene 1955
Street flair flat bed three piece string band shakin’ man alive
Then heartbreak hotel, jailhouse rock, love me tender please
I’m all shooked up, too much, so treat me nice and wear my ring

Elvis on velvet – I don’t know why it makes me blue
Elvis on velvet – it’s got a strange effect on you
Elvis on velvet – somehow it makes me mad
Elvis on velvet – and I can see him tonight up on the road ahead

Well, Graceland wasteland right this way ma’am one low price to pay
His life, his love, his home, his stuff, his final resting place
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, thy records re-released
All kneel to second guess and bless him, let him rest in peace

Elvis on velvet – I don’t know why it makes me blue
Elvis on velvet – it’s got a strange effect on you
Elvis on velvet – somehow it makes me mad
Elvis on velvet – and I can see him tonight up on the road ahead

Elvis on velvet – I don’t know why it makes me blue
Elvis on velvet – it’s got a strange effect on you
Elvis on velvet – somehow it makes me mad
Elvis on velvet – and I can see him tonight up on the road ahead

 

CRY BABY
Pick you up on a saturday night
Hopin’ that later I can hold you tight
Spendin’ my money like it’s out of style
I love my truck, it brings a smile from you
Oh yeah, baby, all right
You don’t like it, I’ll say goodnight
I don’t need no cry, baby bye bye

Took you out on another date
I begged you baby please don’t be late
Supposed to be ready about an hour ago
Me downstairs just pacin’ the floor
You’re late – oh yeah
I’ll wait – all right
You don’t like it, I’ll say goodnight
I don’t need no cry, baby bye bye

The moon is rising, we could be driving
Girl, we’re just wasting time
With all your crying your just denying
Any love that comes to you

Bless my soul what’s wrong with you
Crying all the time like babies do
The game you’re playing is just not my bag
Why must you be such a drag
No fun – oh yeah
I’m done – all right
You don’t like it, I’ll say goodnight
I don’t need no cry, baby bye bye

The moon is rising, we could be driving
Girl, we’re just wasting time
With all your crying your just denying
Any love that comes to you

Bless my soul what’s wrong with you
Crying all the time like babies do
The game you’re playing is just not my bag
Why must you be such a drag
No fun – oh yeah
I’m done – all right
You don’t like it, I’ll say goodnight
I don’t need no cry, baby bye bye
Baby bye bye
Baby bye bye
Baby bye bye
Baby bye bye
Cry, baby bye bye
Cry, baby bye bye

 

PLEASE DON’T TOUCH
Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much
Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much

Well, there ain’t no other woman that makes me feel this way
(Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much)
When she comes up close I just ain’t got a word to say
(Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much)

Please don’t touch, I shake so much
Please don’t touch, I shake so much

Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much
Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much

You know I get so nervous when I see her eyes that shine
(Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much)
She looks right through me and a shiver runs down my spine
(Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much)

Please don’t touch, I shake so much
Please don’t touch, I shake so much

I don’t know why she’s got her claws in me
I wanna be a bachelor fancy free
Runnin’ from the preacher, oh what a relief
Spending my life just shakin’ like a leaf

I remember the first time her ruby lips brushed my cheek
(Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much)
Well, I opened up my mouth but the rest of me just couldn’t speak
(Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much)

Please don’t touch, I shake so much
Please don’t touch, I shake so much

Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much
Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much

I don’t know why she’s got her claws in me
I wanna be a bachelor fancy free
Runnin’ from the preacher oh what a relief
Spending my life just shakin’ like a leaf

I remember the first time her ruby lips brushed my cheek
(Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much)
I opened up my mouth but the rest of me just couldn’t speak
(Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much)

Please don’t touch I shake so much
Please don’t touch I shake so much

Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much
Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much
Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much
Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much

 

SLEEPWALK
— Instrumental —

 

LUST N LOVE
The wind is blowin’ beer cans down a cold deserted street
I feel as empty as those beer cans rollin’ past my feet
I can hear Chicago blues from an out of tune guitar
And a 1939 neon sign buzzin’ above the bar

I’m at an intersection lost my direction
And I don’t know which way to go
She left me on the corner of lust and love
Left me on the corner of lust and love
Left me on the corner of lust and love
She left me on the corner of lust and love

I got an old tattoo dedicated to you covered up with thorns
But the heart bleeds through and your name does too forever on my arm
Each night I go walkin’ through the darkness all alone
But I never get of that dirty old street, no matter how far I roam

Intersection lost my direction
And I don’t know which way to go
She left me on the corner of lust and love
Left me on the corner of lust and love
Left me on the corner of lust and love
She left me on the corner of lust and love

Underneath the street lights, I strain my eyes to see
The silhouettes reflection of a long black Mercury
Shadows on the pavement from the corners of my eye
Fool me into thinkin’ my baby’s passin’ by

Intersection lost my direction
And I don’t know which way to go
She left me on the corner of lust and love
You’re the only one I’ve been thinking of
Left me on the corner of lust and love
Left me on the corner of lust and love
She left me on the corner of lust and love
Left me on the corner of lust and love

 

BEAUTIFUL BLUES
Always a queen, always so fine
Always some joker standin’ in line to get a view
And now he’s hittin’ on you
Well, let me hear you sing it
Baby, sing the beautiful blues

Since you were a babe you’ve been heaven sent
Just think of all the money
These crazy men have spent on you
I guess I’m one of them too
Well, let me hear you sing it
Baby, sing the beautiful blues

Now there must be times when you get tired of being idolized
It’s got you searchin’ for a man who ain’t that kind of guy
Where you gonna be when you get old
You’re gonna need somebody to have and to hold on to
Who really cares about you, I do
Well, let me hear you sing it
Baby, sing the beautiful blues

Always a queen, always so fine
Always some joker standin’ in line to get a view
And now he’s hittin’ on you
Well, let me hear you sing it
Baby, sing the beautiful blues

I’m gonna tell you since you were a babe you’ve been heaven sent
Just think of all the money these crazy men spent on you
I guess I’m one of them too
Well, let me hear you sing it
Baby, sing the beautiful blues

Now there must be times when you get tired of being idolized
It’s got you searchin’ for a man who ain’t that kinda guy
Where you gonna be when you get old
You’re gonna need somebody to have and to hold on to
Who really cares about you

Well, let me hear you sing it
Baby, sing the beautiful
Let me hear you sing it
Baby, sing the beautiful
Let, me hear you sing it
Baby, sing the beautiful blues

 

CROSS OF LOVE
Well, where does it say all the love that we made must disappear
And who made the rule that the one who is cruel won’t cry the tears
Well, we woke up unsatisfied, got out of bed and said goodbye
But don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love

Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love
I got down on my knees and prayed to the lord above
Don’t leave me now, baby realize you can’t make our love a sacrifice
Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love

Who pays the cost if the love that is lost goes unredeemed
And why should I care if this cross that I bear is destiny
My heart was pure, my love was strong, forgive me if I’ve done you wrong
Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love

Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love
I got down on my knees and prayed to the lord above
Don’t leave me now, baby realize you can’t make our love a sacrifice
Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love

Where does it say all the love that we made must disappear
And who made the rule that the one who is cruel won’t cry the tears
Well, now I know how cruel thou art
Have mercy baby on my heart
Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love

Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love
I got down on my knees and prayed to the lord above
Don’t leave me now, baby realize you can’t make our love a sacrifice
Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love

Don’t you leave me here dying on the cross of love
Don’t you leave me here dying on the cross of love

 

CAN’T GO BACK TO MEMPHIS
Low down dealin’ in Memphis, a card game in a back room
I was lookin’ at my last dollar hopin’ lady luck would come by soon
They raised the betting limit, the cards were flying fast
I bet away my future, I’d already lost my past

I can’t go back to Memphis
I can’t go back to Memphis – I played out every game
Can’t go back to Memphis
Can’t go back to Memphis – Everybody knows my name
Too many people wanna even out the score
And I can’t go back to Memphis no more

I hung out on the east side, I heard my reputation was in doubt
It was starting to look like a bad ride
It looked like time for gettin’ out
I sent the man a message, said I was gonna split
He sent a message back that said I don’t let nobody quit

I can’t go back to Memphis
I can’t go back to Memphis – I played out every game
Can’t go back to Memphis
Can’t go back to Memphis – Everybody knows my name
Too many people wanna even out the score
And I can’t go back to Memphis no more

I tried my best to beat the system but the system put me back in my place
They maintained a delicate balance where no one got in nobody’s face
I tried to make a dollar just surviving in the streets
I fought the gangs, I fought the law but they both had me beat

I can’t go back to Memphis
I can’t go back to Memphis – I played out every game
I can’t go back to Memphis
Can’t go back to Memphis – Everybody knows my name
Too many people wanna even out the score
And I can’t go back to Memphis no more

I can’t go back to Memphis
I can’t go back to Memphis
Get outta town

 

JADE IDOL
— Instrumental —

 

MY HEART IS A LIAR
Sittin’ by myself lookin’ out a broken window
And out on the street crowds of people passin’ by
But how are they to know I’m feeling so alone
I feel like I could break down and cry
Now I know how broken hearts must feel

But my heart is a liar for you
My heart is a liar it’s true
The flame keeps on burnin’, burnin’ so high
Never gonna die, why

Sittin’ all alone, feelin’ sorry for myself
I catch my reflection and I see the kind of fool I’ve been
But how was I to know I had to let you go
The only way to make it alright
Now you’ve lit the flame again

My heart is a liar for you
My heart is a liar it’s true
The flame keeps on burnin’, burnin’ so high
It’s never gonna die, why

Sometimes I think, I pass you by
But it’s just love blinding my eyes

Sittin’ all alone, feelin’ sorry for myself
I catch my reflection and I see the kinda fool I’ve been
But how was I to know I had to let you go
The only way to make it alright
Now you’ve lit the flame again

My heart is a liar for you
My heart is a liar it’s true
The flame keeps burnin’, burnin’ so high
It’s never gonna die, no no
My heart is a liar for you
My heart is a liar it’s true
The flame keeps burnin’, burnin’ so high
Never gonna die, why

 

LET’S GO FASTER (bonus track for Europe and Japan)
Hey, let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Hey, let’s go faster, faster

Well Johnny’s got a car
He drives it much too fast
And if he keeps it up
You know his life won’t last
But Johnny wants to go
He don’t wanna stop

Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Hey, let’s go faster, faster

Johnny’s got a girl
She tries to slow him down
They’re headed for a crash
On the streets of this here town
But Johnny wants to go
He don’t wanna stop

Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Hey, let’s go faster, faster

One rainy night racing down highway nine
He hit the brakes just in the nick of time
But too late to see the bend in the road up ahead
He’s out of control like the life that he led

Let’s go

Johnny’s got a car
He drives it much too fast
And if he keeps it up
You know his life won’t last
But Johnny wants to go
No, he don’t wanna stop

Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Hey, let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Hey, let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Hey, let’s go faster, faster

 

MYSTERY TRAIN
Train arrived sixteen coaches long
Train arrived sixteen coaches long
Well, that long black train
It’s got my baby and gone

Train train comin’ around the bend
Train train comin’ around the bend

Train train comin’ around the bend
Train train comin’ around the bend
Well, it took my baby
But it never will again

Train train comin’ around the bend
Train train comin’ around the bend
Well, it took my baby
But it never will again

Hey Jim, are you ready
Lee, are you ready
We get on the train

Stray Cats – Let’s Go Faster lyrics

STRAY CATS - LetsGoFasterJAPCDfront

CROSS OF LOVE
Where does it say all the love that we made must disappear
And who made the rule that the one who is cruel won’t cry the tears
Well we woke up unsatisfied, got out of bed and said goodbye
But don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love

Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love
I got down on my knees and prayed to the lord above
Don’t leave me now, baby realize you can’t make our love a sacrifice
Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love

Who pays the cost if the love that is lost goes unredeemed
And why should I care if this cross that I bear is destiny
My heart was pure, my love was strong, forgive me if I’ve done you wrong
But don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love

Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love
I got down on my knees and prayed to the lord above
Don’t leave me now, baby realize you can’t make our love a sacrifice
Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love

Where does it say all the love that we made must disappear
And who made the rule that the one who is cruel won’t cry the tears
Well, now I know how cruel thou art, have mercy baby on my heart
But don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love

Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love
I got down on my knees and prayed to the lord above
Don’t leave me now, baby realize you can’t make our love a sacrifice
Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love
Don’t you leave me here dying on the cross of love
Don’t you leave me here dying on the cross of love

 

TOWN WITHOUT PITY
When you’re young and so in love as we
And bewildered by the world we see
Why do people hurt us so
Only those in love would know
What a town without pity can do

If we stop to gaze upon the stars
People talk about how bad we are
Ours is not an easy age
We’re like tigers in a cage
What a town without pity can do

The young have problems, many problems
We need an understanding heart
Why don’t they help us, try to help us
Before this clay and granit planet falls apart

Take these eager lips and hold me fast
I’m afraid this kind of joy can’t last
How can we keep love alive
How can anything survive
When these little minds tear you in two
What a town without pity can do

How can we keep love alive
How can anything survive
When these little minds tear you in two
What a town without pity can do
No it isn’t very pretty
What a town without pity can do

 

SHOTGUN BABY
Oh shotgun baby – You never let me down
Shotgun baby – Whenever you’re around
Shotgun baby – You shot me to the ground

I’m in love with my shotgun
Double barrelled lover
Whenever I hear your shotgun blast
It makes me run for cover

Oh shotgun baby – You never let me down
Shotgun baby – Whenever you’re around
Shotgun baby – You shot me to the ground

I’m in love with my pistol packin’
Trigger happy mama
I ain’t shootin’ no blanks here baby
Forty-four caliber bullets of love

Oh shotgun baby – You never let me down
Shotgun baby – Whenever you’re around
Shotgun baby – You shot me to the ground

Oh shotgun baby – You never let me down
Shotgun baby – Whenever you’re around
Shotgun baby – You shot me to the ground

Go ahead baby, make my day
Well if you pull my trigger, gonna make you pay
Cocked and loaded, ready to fire
Shotgun baby – My one desire

Shotgun baby – You never let me down
Shotgun baby – Whenever you’re around
Shotgun baby – You shot me to the ground

Shotgun baby, shotgun baby
Shotgun baby, shotgun baby
Shotgun baby, shotgun baby
Shotgun baby, shotgun baby
Shotgun

 

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
Well, trouble was on the horizon
The sky was cloudy and grey
Hurricane winds were a-blowing
And she was as cold as that day
Well, her eyes were as black as that dark stormy night
The first time I touched her, I trembled with fright
I found myself running for cover
But I couldn’t make it in time

I was struck by lightning twice
Struck by lightning twice
I don’t take nobody’s advice
I was struck by lightning twice
When the train starts a-coming
You’d better start running
Struck by lightning twice

Blinded by love like a blizzard
I couldn’t see nothing but you
My heart it was pounding like thunder
Oh baby can’t you hear it too
Well you left me for dead, washed up on the shore
I didn’t learn once so I came back for more
I kept you so safe and so warm
And you threw me out in the raging storm

Struck by lightning twice
Struck by lightning twice
I don’t take nobody’s advice
Baby, I was struck by lightning twice
When the train starts a-coming
You’d better start running
Struck by lightning twice

Lord, I was struck by lightning twice
I was struck by lightning twice
I don’t take nobody’s advice
I was struck by lightning twice
When the train starts a-coming
You’d better start running
Struck by lightning twice

Spinning round like a tornado
My head way up in the sky
I felt the earth shaken beneath me
I felt like I wanted to die
Well, then out of the fog and out of the night
There in the mist in a rainbow of light
The chances are one in a million
That lightning could ever strike twice

Struck by lightning twice
I was struck by lightning twice
I don’t take nobody’s advice
Struck by lightning twice
When the rain starts comin’
You better start runnin’
Struck by lightning
Struck by lightning
Struck by lightning twice

 

THING ABOUT YOU
He’s got a thing about you
Yeah, well take it from someone who knows
He tries to track you down
And when he finds you girl
He’s gonna do you wrong
He knows the way you move
The way you smile
He feels the way I do about you

He’s got a thing about you
Oh, take it from me
He just can’t live without you
He’s got a thing about you

I wanna set you free
But I think there’s a fire still burning
That’s the trouble with you
You’re always getting burned but it never scars
He knows the way you move
The way you smile
He feels the way I do about you

He’s got a thing about you
Oh, take it from me
He just can’t live without you
Oh, he’s got a thing about you

You wanna do what’s right
Yeah, well that’s what you tell all your friends
Who can you trust, who can you run to
Baby you don’t even know what’s right for you
I know the way you move
The way you smile
I feel the way he does about you

I’ve got a thing about you
Oh, take it from me
I just can’t live without you
Oh, I got a thing about you

I’ve got a thing about you
Oh, take it from me
I just can’t live without you
Oh, I got a thing about you

I’ve got a thing about you
I’ve got a thing about you
I’ve got a thing about you
I’ve got a thing about you

 

BABY, DON’T DRAG ME DOWN
You got it easy girl, that much I can say
Well, anything your heart desires alway comes your way
Your daddy don’t like me and girl that suits me fine
Don’t hang me on the line

Baby don’t drag me down (don’t drag me down)
‘Cause baby you’re not my problem
Good things coming around (don’t drag me down)
So baby don’t drag me down

You wear all the lates styles, she’s got a little rose tattoo
You drive around in a brand new car that your baddy bought for you
That crowd you’re running with, they don’t blow my mind
So let’s stop wasting time

Baby don’t drag me down (don’t drag me down)
‘Cause baby you’re not my problem
Good things coming around (don’t drag me down)
So baby don’t drag me down

Baby don’t hang me up (don’t hang me up)
‘Cause I ain’t got no time. No
Good things coming around (don’t drag me down)
So baby don’t drag me down

You got it easy girl, that much I can say
Anything your heart desires always comes your way
All that you’re worried ‘bout, leave that all behind
So let’s stop wasting time

Baby don’t drag me down (don’t drag me down)
‘Cause baby you’re not my problem
Good things coming around (don’t drag me down)
So baby don’t drag me down

Baby don’t hang me up (don’t hang me up)
I ain’t got no time, no
Good things coming around (don’t drag me down)
So baby don’t drag me down

Baby don’t drag me down (don’t drag me down)
Baby don’t drag me down (don’t drag me down)
Baby don’t drag me down (don’t drag me down)
Baby don’t drag me down, down, down, down, down

 

TIGHT BLACK LEATHER
You wear tight black leather wrapped up from head to toe
Tight black leather dressed up, nowhere to go
I got a hot steel machine gonna take her for a ride
I don’t know where we’ll go but I got her by my side
I don’t know where the wind might be blowin’
You keep me coming around

You wear tight black leather
Tight black leather
Tight black leather
Tight black leather

Hey there baby, what you showin’
Five alarm smile keeps me burnin’
Come on honey, reach down low
Kick start my heart, rock my soul
If you hold on I may never look back
I love what you’re doin’ to me

You wear tight black leather
Tight black leather
Tight black leather
Tight black leather

I don’t know where the wind might be blowin’
You keep me coming around
You wear tight black leather
Tight black leather
Tight black leather
Tight black leather

Hey there baby, what you showin’
Five alarm smile keeps me burnin’
Come on honey, reach down low
Kick start my heart, rock my soul
I don’t know where the wind might be blowin’
You keep me coming around
If you hold on I may never look back
I love what you’re doin’ to me

You wear tight black leather
Tight black leather
Tight black leather
Tight black leather
Tight black leather
Tight black leather

 

GIVE IT TO ME
Give it to me, give it to me, why don’t you give it to me
I’m gonna give it to you, give it to me
Oh, your love to me, give it to me
I’m gonna give it to you

There’s no such thing as love for jealous fools
And I’m the biggest fool, I think I oughta know
Now you’ve got a brand new set of rules that I can’t play by
Oh, all of a sudden everyone else knows everything

Give it to me, give it to me, why don’t you give it to me
I’m gonna give it to you, give it to me
Oh, your love to me, give it to me
I’m gonna give it to you

A love so hot it burns to touch a love so hot
You’re too much to hold onto
By the way that’s a cute smile you’ve got
And I can’t believe I’m not laying next to you tonight

Give it to me, give it to me, why don’t you give it to me
I’m gonna give it to you, give it to me
Oh, your love to me, give it to me
I’m gonna give it to you

Give it to me, give it to me, why don’t you give it to me
I’m gonna give it to you, give it to me
Oh, your love to me, give it to me
I’m gonna give it to you

Hurry up, come out and see the stars tonight
They’re spelling out your name in violet shades of white
When your name appears
They say there’s no way you can turn away
Don’t turn away from me tonight

Give it to me, give it to me, why don’t you give it to me
I’m gonna give it to you, give it to me
Oh, your love to me, give it to me
I’m gonna give it to you

Give it to me, give it to me, why don’t you give it to me
I’m gonna give it to you, give it to me
Oh, your love to me, give it to me
I’m gonna give it to you

 

LET’S GO FASTER
Hey, let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Hey, let’s go faster, faster

Well, Johnny’s got a car
He drives it much too fast
And if he keeps it up
You know his life won’t last
But Johnny wants to go
He don’t wanna stop

Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Hey, let’s go faster, faster

Johnny’s got a girl
She tries to slow him down
He’s headed for a crash
On the streets of this here town
But Johnny wants to go
He don’t wanna stop

Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Hey, let’s go faster, faster

One rainy night racing the highway nine
He hit the brakes just in the nick of time
But too late to see the bend in the road up ahead
He’s out of control like the life that he led

Let’s go

Well, Johnny’s got a car
He drives it much too fast
And if he keeps it up
You know his life won’t last
But Johnny wants to go
He don’t wanna stop

Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Hey, let’s go faster, faster

Let’s go faster, faster
Hey, let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Hey, let’s go faster, faster

 

KEEP ON RUNNIN’
She had a white wedding
One hundred guests and a four piece band
But she’s as sad as Sunday
The groom’s as cold as a snowman’s hand
But out of nowhere came her saviour
Down the aisle comes Johnny from the promised land

As long as we keep on running they’ll never catch me
Come on, baby
As long as we keep on running honey, we’ll stay free

In an old motel they fell asleep after driving through the nite
The word’s gone out on the citizen’s bands
Her daddy has put a price on Johnny’s life
But out of danger deep in Texas she found heaven
Hanging’ onto Johnny’s hand

As long as we keep on running they’ll never catch me
As long as we keep on running honey, we’ll stay free

And if you break away, I can give you a fast car going west
Ain’t got a lot of time just 24 hours of happiness
And if you wake one day and hear my voice on a cool breeze blowin’ south
Remember you and me living our life in 24 hours

Soon enough they’ll track us down
Time runs out for freedom in the end, yeah
Well, it’s bars for me and the bride to be in her daddy’s caddy
Abducted from the promised land

As long as we keep on running they’ll never catch me
Come on, baby
As long as we keep on running honey, we’ll stay free
Come on, baby
As long as we keep on running they’ll never catch me
Come on, darling, yeah
As long as we keep on running honey, we’ll stay free
Come on, baby
Dig it out

 

RUNAWAY TRAIN
Well, I fell down on the barroom floor
Well, the bartender said don’t come in here no more
I passed out in the parking lot
They took one look at me and said look what we got

Well, knocked out drunk, baby passing time
I bought a one ticket on a two way line
How come every single girl I’ve ever met
Wants to know about things that haven’t happened yet

Well, making love to you is like a mystery date
I’m always early and you’re always late
Things are just never going to be the same
Making love to you is like a runaway train

Illinois central, Southern freight
I’m comin’ round a-baby, don’t you hesitate
Can’t you hear the train coming down the track
Once I’m leaving now, I’m never coming back
Things are just never gonna be the same
Making love to you is like a runaway train

Well, making love to you is like a mystery date
I’m always early and you’re always late
Things are just never going to be the same
Making love to you is like a runaway train

I don’t know but I think I’ve lost my mind
Every time that I’m with you I hear that train coming down the line

I see the train a-coming and it’s right on time
We got a third rail love with a one track mind
Well, can’t you hear the train a-coming down the track
I ain’t stoppin’ now, I’m never coming back
Things are just never gonna be the same
Making love to you is like a runaway train

Runway train (runaway train)
Making love to you is like a runaway train
Runway train (runaway train)
Making love to you is like a runaway train
Runway train (runaway train)
Making love to you is like a runaway train
Runway train (runaway train)
Making love to you is like a runaway train

 

GONNA BE YOUR ROCK (bonus track for Japan)
When I come to a part of town
That I ain’t never been before
When I had all I can take
And I just can’t take anymore
Can’t run away and forget it
Can’t leave a part of yourself behind

Well you can think life ain’t worth livin’
But wow girl you better think twice
I’m gonna take a little time to remember
I ain’t gonna let you give up

Gonna be your rock to hold onto
Gonna be your rock to hold onto
Gonna be your rock to hold onto
Gonna be your rock to hold onto

When you come home tired and weak
And you know you gotta do it again
Just remember that I’m waiting here for you
I’m gonna make you feel brand new again

Gonna be your rock to hold onto
Gonna be your rock to hold onto
Gonna be your rock to hold onto
Gonna be your rock to hold onto

Well, you can think life ain’t worth livin’
But now girl you better think twice
I’m gonna take a little time to remember
I ain’t gonna let you give up

Gonna be your rock to hold onto
Gonna be your rock to hold onto
You ain’t gonna move me nowhere
You ain’t leaving me behind

Gonna be your rock to hold onto
Gonna be your rock to hold onto
Gonna be your rock to hold onto
Gonna be your rock to hold onto
Gonna be your rock to hold onto
Gonna be your rock to hold onto