Rattle And Hum
"This is a song Charles Manson stole from the Beatles. We're stealing it back." When you get to the bottom You go back to the top of the slide And you stop and you turn And you go for a ride Till you get to the bottom Then you see me again Do you, don't you want me to love you? I'm coming down fast, but I'm miles above you Tell me, tell me, tell me the answer You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer Helter skelter Helter skelter Helter skelter Do you, don't you want me to make you? Coming down fast I don't want me to break you Tell me , tell me, tell me the answer You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer Helter skelter Helter skelter Helter skelter When you get to the bottom you go back to the top of the slide Where you stop and you turn And you go for a ride Till you get to the bottom And I see you again Do you, don't you want me to love you ? Coming down fast I'm right above you Tell me , tell me, tell me the answer You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer Helter skelter Helter skelter Helter skelter
Hold me now, hold me now Till this hour has gone around And I'm gone on the rising tide For to face Van Diemen's land It's a bitter pill I swallow here To be rent from one so dear We fought for justice not for gain But the magistrate sent me away Now kings will rule and the poor will toil And tear their hands as they tear the soil But a day will come in the dawning age When an honest man sees an honest wage Hold me now, hold me now Till this hour has gone around And I'm gone on the rising tide For to face Van Diemen's land Still the gunman rules and the widows pay A scarlet coat and a black beret They thought that blood and sacrifice Could out of death bring forth a life Hold me now, hold me now Till this hour has gone around And I'm gone on the rising tide For to face Van Diemen's land
Yeah, lover I'm on the streets Gonna go where the bright lights and the big city meet With a red guitar, on fire Desire She's the candle burning in my room I'm like the needle - needle and spoon Over the counter with a shotgun Pretty soon, everybody got one And the fever when I'm beside her Desire, desire (Burning, burning) She's the dollars She's my protection She's a promise In the year of election Sister, I can't let you go I'm like a preacher Stealing hearts at a traveling show For love or money, money, money Desire
Like a desert needs rain Like a town needs a name I need your love Like a drifter needs a room Hawkmoon I need your love Like a rhythm unbroken Like drums in the night Like sweet soul music Like sunlight I need your love Like coming home And you don't know where you've been Like black coffee Like nicotine I need your love When the night has no end And the day yet to begin As the room spins around I need your love Like a Phoenix rising Needs a holy tree Like the sweet revenge Of a bitter enemy I need your love Like the heat needs the sun Like honey on her tongue Like the muzzle of a gun Like oxygen I need your love When the night has no end And the day yet to begin As the room spins around I need your love Like thunder needs rain Like the preacher needs pain Like tongues of flame Like a blind man's cane Like a needle in a vein Like someone to blame Like a thought unchained Like a runaway train I need your love Like a fighter's rage His dreams in a cage Like faith needs a doubt Like a freeway out I need your love Like powder needs a spark Like lies need the dark I need your love
"There must be some way out of here," said the joker to the thief, "There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief. Businessmen they drink my wine, plowman dig my earth, None of them along the line know what any of it is worth." "No need to get excited," the thief, he kindly spoke, "There are many here among us who think that life is but a joke. But you and I, we've been through that, and that is not our fate, So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late." All along the watchtower, princes kept the view While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too. Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl, Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl.
I have climbed the highest mountains I have run through the fields Only to be with you Only to be with you I have run I have crawled I have scaled these city walls Only to be with you But I still haven't found What I'm looking for But I still haven't found What I'm looking for I have kissed honey lips Felt the healing in her fingertips It burned like fire This burning desire I have spoke with the tongue of angels I have held the hand of a devil It was warm in the night I was cold as a stone But I still haven't found What I'm looking for But I still haven't found What I'm looking for I believe in the Kingdom Come Then all the colors will bleed into one But yes I'm still running. You broke the bonds You loosened the chains You carried the cross And my shame And my shame You know I believed it But I still haven't found What I'm looking for But I still haven't found What I'm looking for
Freedom For My People (Performed by Sterling Magee)
In the shit house, a shotgun Praying hands hold me down If only the hunter was hunted In this tin can town, No stars in the black night Looks like the sky fall down, No sun in the daylight Looks like it's chained to the ground. Broken back to the ceiling Broken nose to the floor I scream at the silence That crawls under the door (under the floor). Chorus: The warden says, "The exit is sold," If you want a way out - silver and gold. Silver and gold. There's a rope around my neck There's a trigger in your gun Jesus say something! I am someone! I seen the coming and going The captains and the kings Their navy blue uniforms Them bright and shiny things Yes, captains and kings in the slave ships hold They came to collect Silver and gold Silver and gold The temperature is rising The fever white hot Mister I ain't got nothing But it's more than you've got These chains no longer bind me Nor the shackles at my feet Outside are the prisoners Inside the free (set them free). A prize fighter in a corner is told Hit where it hurts - silver and gold Silver and gold. You can stop the world from turning around You just gotta pay a penny in the pound.
One man come in the name of love One man come and go One man come, he to justify One man to overthrow Chorus: In the name of love One more in the name of love In the name of love One more in the name of love One man come on a barbed wire fence One man he resist One man washed on an empty beach One man betrayed with a kiss Chorus Early morning, April four Shot rings out in the Memphis sky Free at last, they took your life They could not take your pride Chorus Spoken: For the Reverent Martin Luther King - saint. Chorus In the name of love
It was a cold and wet December day When we touched down at JFK Snow was melting on the ground On BLS I heard the sound (of an Angel) New York like a Christmas tree I said tonight this city belongs to me (Angel) Soul love this love won't let me go So long...Angel of Harlem Birdland on 53 The street sounds like a symphony We got John Coltrane and a love supreme Miles and she has to be an Angel Lady Day got diamond eyes She sees the truth behind the lies (Angel) Soul love this love won't let me go So long...Angel of Harlem Blue light on the avenue God knows they got to you An empty glass, the lady sings Eyes swollen like a bee sting Blinded you lost your way On the side streets and the alleyways Like a star exploding in the night Filling up the city with broad daylight An Angel in Devil's shoes Salvation in the blues You never looked like an Angel So long...Angel of Harlem Angel, Angel of Harlem (4 times and fade)
Love rescue me Come forth and speak to me Raise me up and don't let me fall No man is my enemy My own hands imprison me Love rescue me Many strangers have I met On the road to my regret Many lost who seek to find themselves in me They ask me to reveal The very thoughts they would conceal Love rescue me And the sun in the sky makes a shadow of you and I Stretching out as the sun sinks in the sea I'm here without a name in the place of my shame Love rescue me In the cold mirror of a glass I see my reflection pass I see the dark shades of what I used to be I see the purple of her eyes The scarlet of my lies Love rescue me And the sun in the sky makes a shadow of you and I Stretching out as the sun sinks in the sea I'm hanging by my thumbs I'm ready for whatever comes Love rescue me Yea though I walk through the valley of shadow Yet I will fear no evil I have cursed thy rod and staff They no longer comfort me Love rescue me Sha la la sha la la Sha la la sha la la I've conquered my past The future is here at last I stand at the entrance To a new world I can see The ruins to the right of me Will soon have lost sight of me Love rescue me
I was a sailor, I was lost at sea I was under the waves before love rescued me I was a fighter, I could turn on a thread But I stand accused of the things I've said Chorus: When love comes to town I want to jump that train When love comes to town I want to catch that flame Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down But I did what I did, before love came to town I used to make love under a red sunset I was making promises I was soon to forget She was pale as the lace of her wedding gown But I left her standing before love came to town I ran into a juke joint when I heard a guitar scream The notes were turning blue When I fell into a dream As the music played I saw my life turn around That was the day before love came to town Chorus twice I was there when they crucified my Lord I held the scabbard when the soldier drew his sword I threw the dice when they pierced his side But I've seen love conquer the great divide Chorus
See the sunrise over her skin Don't change it See the sunrise over her skin Dawn changes everything And the delta sun burns bright and violet Mississippi and the cotton wool heat Sixty-six the highway that speaks Of deserts dry Of cold grey valleys Of golden sunny heights Of bright shining cities In this heartland In this heartland In this heartland Heaven knows this is a heartland See the sunrise over her skin She feels like water on my hand Freeway like a river cuts through this land Into the side of love Like a burning spear And the poison rain Brings a flood of fear Through the ghost-ranch hills Death valley waters In the towers of steel Belief goes on and on In this heartland In this heartland In this heartland Heaven knows this is a heartland
Don't believe the devil I don't believe his book But the truth is not the same Without the lies he made up Don't believe in excess, Success is to give Don't believe in riches, But you should see where I live I...I believe in love Don't believe in forced entry Don't believe in rape But every time she passes by, Wild thoughts escape I don't believe in death row, Skid row or the gangs Don't believe in the Uzi, It just went off in my hand I...I believe in love Don't believe in cocaine, Got a speed-ball in my head I could cut and crack you open Do you hear what I said? Don't believe them when they tell me There ain't no cure The rich stay healthy, the sick stay poor I...I believe in love Don't believe in Goldman His type like a curse Instant karma's going to get him If I don't get him first Don't believe in rock 'n roll Can really change the world As it spins in revolution, spirals and turns I...I believe in love Don't believe in the 60's, The golden age of pop You glorify the past When the future dries up Heard a singer on the radio late last night He says he's going to kick the darkness, Till it bleeds daylight I...I believe in love I feel like I'm falling Like I'm spinning on a wheel It always stops beside me With a presence I can feel I...I believe in love
The Star Spangled Banner (instrumental performed by Jimi Hendrix)
In the howling wind comes a stinging rain See it driving nails into the souls on a tree of pain From the firefly a red-orange glow I see the face of fear Running scared in the valley below Bullet the blue sky Bullet the blue sky In locust wind comes a rattle and hum Judith wrestled the angel And the angel was overcome She had a demon seed She rase flower of fire I see her burning crosses I see the flames higher and higher Bullet the blue sky Bullet the blue sky And I see her come up to me Her dress red Like a rose on a thorn bush Like all the colors of a royal flush And she's pealing off those dollar bills And slapping them down One hundred Two hundred And I can see those fighter planes And I can see those fighter planes Across the mud huts where the children sleep Through the alleys and quiet city streets Up a staircase to the first floor I turn the key and slowly unlock the door A man breathes into a saxophone Through the walls we hear the city groan Outside it's America Outside it's America "So I'm back in my hotel room, With Johnnie Coltrane and the love supreme, In the next room I hear some woman scream out, That her lover's turning off, Turning on the television, I can't tell the difference between :- ABC news, Hill Street Blues And some preacher in the old time gospel hour Stealing money from the sick and the old Well the God I believe in ain't short of cash Mister !!" See across the view See the sky ripped open See the rain pounding the women and children Who run Into the arms of America......
You say you want a diamond On a ring of gold You say you want your story To remain untold All the promises we made From the cradle to the grave When all I want is you You say you'll give me a highway With no one on it Treasure just to look upon it All the riches in the night You say you'll give me riches On a moon of blindness A river in a time of dryness A harbour in the tempest All the promises we make From the cradle to the grave When all I want is you You say you want your love to work out right To stay with me through the night You say you want a diamond On a ring of gold You say you want your story To remain untold All the promises we break From the cradle to the grave When all I want is you All I want is you