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Thin Lizzy

(1971)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHard Rock
LabelsDecca
Album rating :  80 / 100
Votes :  2
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Thin Lizzy Lyrics

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1. The Friendly Ranger At Clontarf Castle (2:57)
The friendly ranger paused
And scooping a bowl of beans
Spreading them like stars
Falling like justice on different scenes

"I'm damned"
"Indeed, comrade"
"I'm being bombed"
And all the people's faces turned strawberry blonde

By the morning gate the friendly ranger waits
For the sun making sure it's not late
"Just in time" "No need to fear" "Well, just in case"
And all the people are happy for another year

And in the evening shade he climbs upon the sun
Getting it's glow
He goes on
Singing this song

To feel the goodness glowing inside
To walk down a street with my arms about your hips, side by side
To play with a sad eyed child till he smiles
To look at a starry sky at night, realize the miles

To see the sun set behind the steeple
Clontarf Castle, no King, Queen or knightly people
A coal fire and it's pouring rain
To wave goodbye to a very good friend, never meet again
Little thoughts bring little memories of you to me
2. Honesty Is No Excuse (3:34)
Up till now I used to pass my time
Drinking beer so slowly, sometimes wine
No God, air, water or sunshine
And honesty was my only excuse
I took your love and I used it

Up till now my youthful stage
A useless rage, a torn out page, a worn out gauge
A dirty shade, a big charade, a has been made
And honesty was my only excuse
I took your love and I used it

I never, I never, I never

Up till now my love life
A few sweet kisses, a little missus, a fork and knife
a happy home, a hand to hold, a land to roam
And honesty was my only excuse
I took my life in my own hands and I abused it

Up till now I used to tap dance
Take a girl by the hand saying I need your , I need your romance
Oh I had so many chances
And honesty was my only excuse
I took your love and abused it

Up till now the path of life was fair enough
Enough was fair, all was right
And now I know, I see the light
And honesty was my only excuse
3. Diddy Levine (3:52)
In the later forties
When Diddy Levine lived with Eunice King
He gave her the ring that she wore

Janice the smiling daughter
Who came from a marriage way before
But Eunice was the father that she always saw

Though they never never never never told her
She always knew the score
You see kids were so much wiser after the wars

But Diddy hadn't have enough
She had to get some more
On a ration piece of paper, she wrote "Eunice, I'm not sure"

And with her child in her arms
She went looking for a fling
Besides, she didn't like the name Mrs. King

The first time that she heard Damper Dan
Was on the radio
Crooning at a volume that was way, way down low

Diddy was surprised to hear that Damper's name was Dan
Soon after he was a calling
And he asked, begged and pleaded for her hand

Damper's heart was dampened
When Diddy answered "no, no, no, no, no"
But if she changed her mind, she said "Dan, I'll let you know"

With her child in her arms
She went looking for man
Besides, she didn't like the name Damper Dan

Janice the smiling daughter grew up to be a teenage queen
Through all of her mother's lovers
She kept the name Levine

Behind the picture house she first made her scene
With a boy called Allister
Who was dating a friend called Celine

And Celine wasn't mad when Janice came in between
But Allister got scared when he heard
And he joined the USA Marines

Inheritance, you see, runs through every family
Who is to say what is to be is any better
Over and over it goes, goodness and badness winds blow

Over and over, over and over
Over and over and over and over and over and over and over
The good and the bad winds blow
4. Ray Gun (2:58)
I know someone
Who doesn't believe in God
Someone I know doesn't even know God

He came from a planet three thousand miles away
Just a short trip
A kind of brief holiday

Can you give someone somewhere to stay
I gotta warn you, he's gotta gun
I gotta warn you, he's gotta gun

I know someone who came on a short trip
Travelling lightly
Travelling by spaceship

He came from a planet three thousand miles away
Can you give someone somewhere to stay
I gotta warn you, he's gotta gun

Please look out woman
A ray gun!
5. Look What The Wind Blew In (3:16)
In the dismal darkness
I have sat and gazed, amazed
At the blazing factories

Like the lonely man
Who stands on the seashore
And I am afraid

As weary as I am
I try
I seem to see that things look ok

Run, run in your skin
Look what the wind just blew in

Many lovely ladies
I have felt, touched
And I was not afraid

I took them out dancing
Out romancing
And I was not afriad

Then somewhere from the north
This gale I knew just flew in
And I am afraid

Run, run in your skin
Look what the wind just blew in

Run, run in your skin
Look what the wind just blew in

Run, you got to run in your skin
Look what the wind just blew in

Look what the wind just blew in
You got to look what the wind just blew in
You got to look what the wind just blew in
6. Eire (2:04)
In the land of Eireann
Sat the high king
Faced with the problems
The dreaded vikings

Gather all the men folk
Speaking the Celtic tongue
The land is Eireann
The land is young

Stands Red O'Donnell
Fighting the Saxon foe
With Hugh O'Neil
Oh

All along the north land
They fight bitterly
The land is Eireann
The land is free
7. Return Of The Farmer's Son (4:05)
Well my father is a farmer
A damn good one at his trade
And he's always loved my mama
Though we laid her in the grave

I've been down, I've been down
A hustler and a cheat
I'll always love my father
His kind heart can't be beat

Oh...

I'd spit in your face if you laughed at me
Don't you know, don't you know
I might be a dipper, but I ain't a thief
Don't you know, don't you know

Oh yeah...
Come on...

Well my father is a farmer
Used to smack me on the ass
Used to dress me up in my Sunday best
Get down, get down to Sunday mass

And I've been down, so down
Don't you know, don't you know
I'll always love my father
I love him so
8. Clifton Grange Hotel (2:22)
Pack up your bags
Leave family society
Oh come with me
Where they treat you well

At the door
Old Lou the jew
Will welcome you
In the corner lies the hotel

At this refuge of mercy
Head of the table
King of laughter
Percy

And if you speak too much
In company
You'll soon be heard
By that mynah bird and whiskey

At the top
You'll find another brother
Go ask my mother
She knows them all very well...hotel
9. Saga Of The Ageing Orphan (3:39)
Father and I waved goodbye
As we went to look
Uncle Peter was writing a book
And his mama was starting to cook and she's ageing

We had come in search of one
Who evades us all
Never heeds the call
If only someone could stall this ageing

So I'll go and hope and know
That my time is near
Laughing through the years
Having only fears of ageing
10. Remembering Part 1 (5:57)
Remember those golden days
We used to walk hand in hand
I was your friend, your fool, your lover
I was your man

I can see you then
Smiling, looking straight at me
You caught me unawares, I blushed
Let's sit beneath this tree

I can't get over the change in you
I can't get over the change in me

And I keep on remembering the old days
I keep on remembering the old ways

I can recall you running to a sweet shop
You stopped
Bought me something
And you handed it to me

You were my girlfriend then
The first that I ever had
The first that I ever kissed
And the first to make me sad

I can't get over the change in you
I can't get over the change in me

I keep on remembering the old days
I keep on remembering the old ways

Oh yeah

I keep on remembering
I keep on remembering

Oh yeah

I keep on remembering the old days
I keep on remembering

Your pretty dress
With the zip up the back
I used to love you like that
I used to love you like that

Oh yeah
I keep on remembering
I keep on remembering all about you
11. Dublin (2:27)
12. Remembering Part 2 (New Day) (5:06)
13. Old Moon Madness (3:56)
14. Things Ain't Working Out Down At The Farm (4:32)
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