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I'm Just a Rock'n'Roll Singer

(1973)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHeavy Metal, Progressive Rock
LabelsElektra Records
Album rating :  80 / 100
Votes :  1
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I'm Just a Rock'n'Roll Singer Lyrics

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Submitted by level DaveÅkerfeldt
1. Groovin' Stone (5:19)
Gone, holdin' onto no chains
Leavin', feelin' no more bad pains
Feel like a-groovin' and I never see the light
Goin' to the break of day
Just tryin' to put things right

Livin' for the parties and the fun I might have had
Smilin' for the people and drinkin' with the band

Free, got no time for thinkin'
Leavin', got no time for relaxin'

Looks like another rising rainbow
Writing songs for the next show

* Are you ready to go back
To the days of feelin' sad

* repeat

Waitin' for the next stop, oh yeah

** When that day comes
There'll be no more time for regrettin'
Watch the hands on the clock turn around
There's no stoppin'

+ Na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na
Who am I now
What am I
Na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na
Who am I now

Free, got no time for thinkin'
Livin', got no time for relaxin'

Wait 'til tomorrow
And then I'll push it through
Wait 'til it breaks me
And then I'll start anew

Folks said I was no good
Didn't have no room to fly
Papa used to beat me
Didn't stop to wonder why

Gone, holdin' onto no chains
Leavin', feelin' no more bad pains

Feels like another rising rainbow
And the groovin' slides my backbone

* repeat 2 times

** repeat

+ repeat

* repeat to end
2. Closed Curtains (6:03)
I've played the part of a travelling man
Acting my part from the very first line
But now I see, there's been a big change in me
From today I know that the curtains are closed

I've read the stories of brotherhood
Been around the world more than one time
But now I see, there's been a big change in me
But today I know that the curtains are closed

* Oh feeling alright
My wandering days are through
I've had enough
But I hang around

** Oh we're getting uptight
I know just what to do
My time has time has come for getting on
Yes, got to settle down

* repeat
** repeat

Drunk from the cup of Satan's blood
Worked 'til my hands could take no more
Up in the clouds, for the whole world to see
But today I know that the curtains are closed

Looked over hills 'til my eyes got weak
Sand 'til my song began to tire
But now I see, there's been a big change in me
And today I know that the curtains are closed

* repeat
** repeat

* repeat
** repeat
3. Born On The Run (3:51)
Run through the night
Though the shadows are chasing
Rain and the wind
Beat my face as I go

Keep movin' on
My first time and I'm drownin'
So hard to run
I got no place to go

Frightened to turn
Don't know what's behind me
Fear of the doubt
Keeps my head running wild

Keep movin' on
Through the night that surrounds me
So hard to run
Just a nobody town

* Questions I've asked
All the answers the same
Nobody seems to know why
Raised so wild
I'm too hard to tame
Keep movin' on
Maybe someone will die

Brought up in the dirt
Never heard of good livin'
Folks died young
Preacher told me so

Life is to take
Never heard of givin', no
Born on the run
I got no place to go

* repeat 2 times
4. Blind Freedom (6:24)
Try just a little harder
And you will see
That your life will get stronger

* Just one touch
From the hand of magic
Freedom lies over the hill
Drinkin' his wine
Biding his time

** We've got a lot to be grateful for
We've got a chance
Let the lovelight open your door
Just too much
The cries of a hungry child
Sound of love
Heart out of time
Breaking his mind
Glad he ain't mine

See the sun in the early dawn flying high
Thinkin' of better times
And dreamin' of life yet to come
Tomorrow's the next day in your life

Bless your heart, we've spent a lot of time
Drinkin' wine, yeah, floatin' by
Drink yourself, we're goin' to need some time
To change the light of day into tomorrow's night

So what should you listen to

Run, let freedom show you the way
Wings that can fly
Will bring you a better day

* repeat

** repeat and fade
5. Rock'n'Roll Singer (4:21)
Just a rock and roll singer
Movin' every night tryin' to keep my music alive
I'm a rock and roll bringer
Taking to the road
Too old to take it now
Yeah

* One day I'm gonna make it
Still young enough to take it
Rockin' ain't easy, oh yeah
My hair's gettin' greasy
My voice is gettin' wheezy, oh yeah
But I won't go

** Na na na na na na na
Rock and rollin'
Na na na na na na na
Rock and rollin'

Just a rock and roll singer
Ten years on the road
No time to stop and take a break
My group is a real humdinger
Sweatin' every night 'til my back begins to ache

* repeat
** repeat

Huh, y'all shake your money-maker, yeah
Take your blue suede shoes off and sing

Hey hey hey hey yeah
Hey hey hey hey yeah

Hoo na na na na na na na na
Hoo na na na na na na na na
Hoo na na na na na na na na
Rock and roll again

Get myself to tumble
Voice my ticket to roll
Smokin', I got no chance
Headin' for the next town
Oh yeah
Singin', everybody's man
But I won't go

** repeat to end
6. Lonely City Days (4:59)
Time after time
The day breaks on the city
I got a lot of things to do

Gotta see my girl in this great big lonely city
We got a lot of things to do
Children play on the streets down below in the rain
No one cares

Woman sits on the step of the city bank, alone
People rich, people poor
No one cares what the other one thinks

* No one does, it's true
No news, no news
Ahhhhh

The day strikes on this rumbling roaring city
The fog and smog protect my view
Ain't seen my girl, I know she must be busy
The telephone rings through

But I shop on the streets down below in the rain
No one cares

Evenin' breaks and the lights of the city can shine through
Old man, little girl
No one cares what the other one thinks

* repeat

Lonely city days
I got a lot of things to do
Yeah

Children play
Evenin' breaks
Bad news, bad news
Mother's son on the street down below
Old man, little girl
Singin'
The hard times
The hard times
The hard times
7. Mary's Breakdown (5:53)
Little Mary sit and drawin'
Funny pictures on the wall
And thinkin' how good it used to be

Mother couldn't help her
Her father didn't care
What became of Mary
He didn't see

* The note lay on the table
The troubled things it said
I'm leavin'
Because there was no doubt

** It's been the same old story
Since little Mary's birth
Trouble and you leave
It's still the same

What if you're the one to blame

Little Mary sit and cryin'
Her funny pictures fell
Not old enough to know the reason why

Photo's smile frankly
But still it's not the same
The toys and games of someone else's child

Maybe they'll come tomorrow
Go home to make their own
The wishin' and hopin' never dies

Little Mary's world
Lies shattered on the ground
Sorrow and despair lies all around
No one hears that weeping sound

+ Maybe they'll come tomorrow
Maybe they'll come today
Little heart is waiting
Waiting for the break

Sister says don't worry
She smiles a friendly smile
But baby, pumpkins splatter
They're going to let you die

Now Mary's world is over
Broken heart, the doctor says
There's nothing more that he can do for her

A little life is ended
The worries are all gone
Memory of Mary lingers there

* repeat
** repeat

Slowly little Mary dies

+ repeat

Sister says don't worry
She smiles a friendly smile
Mary's pumpkin splatters
They're gonna let her die
8. Song For Louie (7:14)
Wings of time
Play the smiles of only you, my love
For the teardrops were falling
From a sad sad song
With you

And I've got a book filled with daydreams
Written in lonely rhymes
But the rhymes, they get harder
Without you

Though the autumn wind blows cold
And my song is new
Only you

Maybe someday, somewhere
You'll be listening to the magic
Of the dreams that were born
In an old-fashioned song
For understanding
And words that I penned in

* Throwing the blinds when the sun comes up
That room is bare
Trying to put out the light of candle
Trying so hard
Though it's dark

I've tried so hard to forget
The smiles of you my love
But the tears, but the tears
Keep on falling from a sad sad song

And I've got a book filled with daydreams
You wrote in happy times
But the times they get harder
Without you

Though the summer wind blows warm
And my song is new
Only you

Baby, sometime, somehow
You'll have heard my song of magic, oh
In a dream that went wrong
In an old-fashioned song
For understanding
And words that I penned in

* repeat
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