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Phoenix

(1972)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHard Rock
LabelsCapitol Records
Album rating :  60 / 100
Votes :  1
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Phoenix Lyrics

(9)
Submitted by level falkalap
1. Flight of the Phoenix [instrumental] (3:40)
2. Trying to Get Away (4:13)
I been out on the road with my thumb in the air,
I'm a long way from home but I just don't care.
The dust from the road makes it dry in my mouth,
When it's cold up north, that's when I head south.

'cause I been tryin' to, tryin' to get away, yeah.
Tryin' to, tryin' to get away, yeah.

I passed through new york just the other day,
The smog was bad but not as bad as l.a.
Sometimes I wonder what the world's comin' to.
Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna' do.

Chorus
'cause I been tryin' to, tryin' to get away, yeah.
I been tryin' to, tryin' to get away, yeah.

I been out on the road with my thumb in the air,
I'm a long way from home but I just don't care.
The dust from the road makes it dry in my mouth,
When it's cold up north, that's when I head south.

Tryin' to, tryin' to get away.
Tryin' to, tryin' to get away.
Tryin' to, tryin' to get away.
Tryin' to, tryin' to get away.

Chorus

'cause I been tryin' to, tryin' to get away, yeah, yeah, yeah.
3. Someone (4:05)
Why, oh why, oh why should I care for someone,
Who doesn't care for me?
I played the game I was subject of, it was all in vain 'cause I fell in love with someone,
Who doesn't care for me, for me.
I hate the game and what it costs, to feel the pain for the love I lost to someone,
Who doesn't care for me.

Why should I even care for someone,
Who doesn't really care for me?
I'm not excited lovin' someone,
Who doesn't really care for me.

Ohhh, ohhh, ohhh ...
Ohhh, ohhh ...
Ohhh ...

Ohhh, ohhh, ohhh ...
Ohhh, ohhh, ohhh ...
Ohhh, ohhh ...

I've come to think that I never learn, it feels so bad 'cause I yearn and yearn for someone,
Who doesn't care for me.
Why, oh why, oh why should I care for someone,
Who doesn't care for me?
Who doesn't care for me.
Who doesn't care for me.
4. She Got to Move Me (4:49)
Feelin' kind of down 'cause I needed some female company.
Suddenly I felt this pair of eyes starin' at me.
She got to move me, she got the soul,
Never should have told me she was only fourteen years old.
How was I to know?

She said ...
Chorus
Get it up baby, don't you want me to shake that thing?
Get it up baby, drive me crazy, I'll do anything.
Get it up baby, I came even to make you say, shake that thing.

Oooo ...

Make me want to yell, make me want to shout, make me want to scream.
I didn't have to fantasize, she made me dream.
She got to move me, she got the soul,
Her eyes could tantalize for fourteen years old.
How was I to know?

She said ...
Chorus

Owww ...

Chorus
5. Rain Keeps Fallin' (3:27)
I remember the night so well.
The rain was fallin' but I just couldn't tell,
If it was you that was callin' to my love-sick brain.
But the rain kept fallin' on my window pane.

Out of the night the thunder rang in my ear.
I can't fight the feelin', Lord, that brings forth my fears.
I wish it was over, Lord, please stop the rain.
The rain that's fallin' on my window pane.

The rain that's fallin' on my window pane.
Every night the rain's on time, I can feel it in this heart of mine.
But I don't know what to do.
Well, I guess I could go back home, 'cause you know back home is where I belong.
But it just ain't home without you.

And I don't know what to do, baby.
Well, I guess I'm a looser but it just don't seem fair.
I lost all my life so tell me, why should I care?
The night that you left me is the night that it came.
And the rain's still fallin' on my window pane.

The rain keeps fallin' on my window pane.
The rain keeps fallin' on my window pane.
You know the rain.
The rain keeps fallin' on my window pane.
I said the rain.
The rain keeps fallin' on my window pane.
You know the rain.
The rain keeps fallin' on my window pane.
I said the rain.
The rain keeps fallin' on my window pane.
You know the rain
The rain keeps fallin' on my window pane.
Keeps right on fallin'.
The rain keeps fallin' on my window pane.

I said, the rain keeps fallin'
6. I Just Gotta Know (3:54)
Hey, people are you ready to get in the streets,
To be your own police?
Are you ready to start tonight,
To stand up and fight for your rights?

Chorus
Woah ... oh, I gotta' know.
I gotta' know.
I gotta' know.
I gotta' know.

Young people would you do the patriotic thing?
Are you ready to stand up and sing,
That you're tired of the war and all that shit?
Oh, tell me, are you ready to do your bit?

Chorus

You gotta' take a stand,
Give your brother a helping hand.
We got to start today,
So tomorrow our kids can play.
We better do what's right,
So we don't have to fight,
No more.

'bout the only way I see that we can change the plan,
Is to vote and get our man.
The man whose not afraid,
And one whose not over-paid.

Chorus

You gotta' take a stand,
Give your brother a helping hand.
We got to start today,
So tomorrow our kids can play.
We better do what's right,
So we don't have to fight,
No more.
7. So You Won't Have to Die (3:23)
The way of life is tough these days, it's hard to get along.
But Jesus came and he talked to me, and that's why I wrote this song.
He told me of my brothers in a far and distant land.
He said that it's gettin' crowded on Earth, and it's time we made some plans.
Time we made some plans.

He said overpopulation is the problem of today.
There's too many children on the Earth, and more on the way.
If you don't start some birth control, then you won't last too much longer.
It's best that we let it save our souls, so we can get much stronger.
Get much stronger.

Ahhh
I'm afraid of overpopulation.
I don't want to die of suffocation.
The world is full of pollution.
And Jesus is the solution.

He said we're gettin' near the end, and I'm as close as you are.
If you take Jesus as a friend, you're gonna' be a big star.
Star that shiness in the sky above, a light you cannot sever.
You will be with him above, and you will shine forever.
Shine forever.

Ahhh
He trys to be with me.
He's tryin to set me free.
He wants to be with you.
So you won't have to die.
8. Freedom Is for Children (6:10)
I wrote the words of freedom,
I've even sung the song.
But freedom is for children,
'cause they don't understand what's wrong.

The children are so very lucky,
'cause they're not old enough to know.
Not old enough to realize,
But they'll find out as they grow.

The children are so very lucky,
But, on the other hand, who's gonna' save the land?
The children are so very lucky,
But man's invention is gonna' be the prevention of their life.

This song is nearly over,
And so's the world and the day.
There's something missin',
But who will listen enough to do what it will take?

Freedom is for children. why can't it be for me?
Freedom is for children. why can't it be for me?

Freedom is for children. why can't it be for me?
Freedom is for children. why can't it be for me?
Freedom is for children. why can't it be for me?
9. Gotta Find Me a Better Day (4:11)
I been gettin' lonely, too much these days.
I been gettin' lonely, I guess I better get away.
But where can I go that's real? life's a stage on a ferris wheel.
And the actors are all fighting just to see who gets the lead in the play.

Oh, no, no.
I gotta' find me a better day.

Talk about down, I feel so lonely.
Talk about down, I'm startin to worry.
Don't really want to be all alone. I can't get along with the chicks at home.
The world just don't seem right, my head is spinnin', and I hate what's goin' down.
You gotta' find me a better day.

Oh, gotta' find me a better day.
Gotta' find me a better day.
You gotta' find me a better day.
Gotta' find me a better day.
Gotta' find me a better day.
Gotta' find me a better day.
You gotta' find me a better day.
Gotta' find me a better day.
Gotta' find, gotta' find,
Gotta' find me a better day.
Gotta' find, gotta' find,
Gotta' find,
Gotta' find me a better day.
Gotta' find me a better day.
Gotta' find me a better day.
Gotta' find me a better day.
Gotta' find me a better day.
(repeat to fade)
10. Rock & Roll Soul (3:32)
We're having a party, yeah, yeah, everybody's invited,
The new generation along with the old.
If you could get with it just a little more, it don't take much tryin',
You'll find out if you've got some rock & roll soul, baby.

Ain't everybody in the world. So when you know what you got, let everybody know,
You got some rock & roll soul.
So when you know what you got, let everybody know,
You got some rock & roll soul.

I know it when I'm feelin' groovy,
It's kind of funky like an old-time movie.
I can feel it and it's really something,
It's really something when my heart starts pumpin', yeah.

Tell everybody you know, you got some rock 'n roll soul.
Tell everybody you know, you got some rock 'n roll soul.

Tell everybody you know, you got some rock 'n roll soul.
Tell everybody you know, you got some rock 'n roll soul.
Tell everybody you know, you got some rock 'n roll soul.
Tell everybody you know, you got some rock 'n roll soul.
Tell everybody you know, you got some rock 'n roll soul.
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