Stray Cats – Let’s Go Faster lyrics

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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