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Nightlife

(1974)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHard Rock
LabelsVertigo
Album rating :  85 / 100
Votes :  2
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Nightlife Lyrics

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1. Showdown (4:31)
Johnny Cool was the king
The leader of the boot boys
He'd never cause no trouble
In a rumble make some noise

He heard about some chick
And they she like to rock
He said "Come here honey"
"Let me see you lift up your frock"

There's gonna be a showdown

Miss Lucy was a chick
He knew she like to ball
He said "Come on Lucy"
"It doesn't matter to me at all"

But Miss Lucy got a fella
With a flick knife in his hand
Johnny Cool pulls a shotgun
The man is in command

There's gonna be a showdown

King Cool
King Kong
King King
With all the kings

King of hearts he's a lover
King of spades he's a brother
King of clubs makes a dollar
King of diamonds the wedding ring

There's gonna be a showdown
2. She knows (5:12)
Who's got the funk
When you're feeling low down
Who's going to love you
When there's no one else around

Who's going to help you
Especially when you're sick
Loving Mary
I need you quick

She knows and she gives her everything
She knows and she can do her thing
She knows and she tries her best
She knows, oh, you know she knows

Who's got the junk
When you're feeling low down
Who's going to give
When there's none to go around

Who's going to help you
When you feel you've had enough
Mother Mary
This child, this rose

But loving Mary
Do you feel the pain?
I'm falling down
And I can't get up again

Do ya, do ya, do ya
Do ya, do ya, do ya
Just a striped guitar reaction

Who's going to help you
Especially when you're ill
Loving Mary
I hope you will

But loving Mary
Do you feel the pain?
I'm falling down
And I can't get up again

Do ya, do ya, do ya
Do ya, do ya, do ya

Mother Mary, is there nothing you can do?
3. It's only money (2:47)
You don't believe in love
You don't believe in hatred
Put your money in the bank
It's the only way to save it

You try to make a buck
But you haven't made a penny
You need a little luck
But you know you won't get any

You don't believe in God
You don't believe in glory
You've got a brother in the clinic
Tells the same kind of story

If he had another life
He'd know what would be waiting
If he had another soul
He could sell it all to Satan

You don't believe in war
You don't believe in Jesus
Got a sister in New York
She knows how she pleases

Walking the streets
On the south side of the city
Trying to make ends meet
Isn't that a pity...for money
4. Dear heart (4:31)
Dear heart
I wish you could see that
Dear heart
You mean the world to me

Man with the broken heart filled with lead
Suffered and he fought for what he believed
The fighting is over now, the man is dead
A martyr for the cause

Man with the golden arm, his face gone pale
Taken too much junk, he's gone over the rale
Breathes out a sigh and his body wails
He's gonna land in trouble, land in jail

He'd give his life, give his everything
To reach that goal and take that last and final fling
But I guess it's just another story
In the greatest story ever told

Dear heart
I wish that you could see that
Dear heart
You mean the world to me
5. Banshee (3:42)
(instrumental)
6. Philomena (3:43)
I've been a wild wild rover
Sailed all over the sea
But this thing that makes me wonder
Has made a fool of me

For it took me from my childhood
Underneath the stars and skies
And I still hear the wind
Whistling through the wild wood, whispering goodbye

It's home boys home
She's home boys home
No matter
Where I roam

If you see my mother
Please give her all of my love
For she has a heart of gold there
As good as God above

If you see my mother
Tell her I'm keeping fine
Tell her that I love her
And I'll try and write sometime
7. Sha la la (3:25)
A strange kind of magic
Call it voodoo
You want the woman
Yes you do

Believe me baby
I know it's true
Come on sugar
Let me give it to you

I want to sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Ooh right

Black magic woman
You've got a hole
Come on sugar
I'll lose control

I want your body
Not your soul
Come on baby
Take my jelly roll

Hey honey
Want some money
Go find it
I do
8. Still in love with you (5:38)
Think I'll just fall to pieces
If I don't find something else to do
This sadness never ceases
I'm still in love with you

My head, it keeps on reeling
It's got me in a crazy spin
Darling, darling, darling
Is this the end?

Still in love with you

They say time has a way of healing
Dries all the tears from your eyes
But darling it's this empty feeling
My heart can't disguise

After all that we've been through
I try my best but it's no use
I guess I'll keep on loving you
Is this the end?

Now that it's all over, woman
There's something I think you should know
Baby, baby, think it over
Just one more time before you go

Call on me baby
If there's anything I can do for you
Call on me baby
Help me see it through

I'm still in love with you
9. Frankie Carroll (2:02)
Frankie Carroll
He got drunk last night
I tried my best to help him
But he wound up in a fight

And his missy got him
She said
"Frankie, it's alright"
"Frankie won't do you wrong"

Frankie Carroll
He beat his kids last night
"I don't like you kids shouting"
"Shut up now, don't care who's wrong or right"

And his missy got him
She said
"Frankie, I'll keep the kids quiet"
Frankie, Frankie, what's wrong?

Frankie Carroll
He fell to bed last night
And his head hung off the pillow
And his eyes were closed shut tight

And his missy
She got up and turned out the light
Frankie, Frankie, what's wrong?
Frankie Carroll was with a woman last night
10. Nightlife (3:57)
They say that the night life
They say it ain't no good life
But it's my life

I've been a gambler
I've been a thief
And most of my good friends
They don't hold with my belief

They say that the night life
They say it ain't no good life
Oh but buy you know that it's my life

And if you've had troubles
If you've felt them woes
I don't have to tell you
How this whole world is so low

Hey now baby
It can drive you crazy
Oh but baby
Baby, the night life's for me

Just one more time
I'll hit the road
And I want to thank you
I want to thank the Lord

For that old night life
Some say it ain't no good life
But baby, baby
There ain't nothing like this night life
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