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Lace & Whiskey Lyrics

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It's Hot Tonight

It's hot tonight; too hot for talkin'
It's hot tonight
I sweat tonight. I sweat, no sleepin'
It's too hot tonight

Dogs are barkin', cats are screamin'
Streets are steamin'
God's own heat's the devil's demon
Yeah.

My turn tonight to burn with fever
I burn tonight
I smoke tonight, I'm all on fire
Damn hot tonight

Summer nights they make me crazy
Makes me all hazy

It's hot tonight, too hot for talkin'
It's hot tonight.
I sweat tonight. I sweat, no sleepin'
It's too hot tonight

Dogs are barkin', cats are screamin',
streets are steamin'
God's own heat's the devil's demon.
Yeah

Lace And Whiskey

I find myself runnin' in circles
Lost and half insane
And I need a cure sometimes to knock out the pain
So I yell out for some kind of angel
To come down and rescue me
Be as soft as you can, put a drink in my hand.
I'm as scared as I ever could be

Give me lace and whiskey
Mama's own remedy
Double indemnity
Fills me with ecstasy
Lace and whiskey

Lots of things I really want, yeah
Lots of things I really need
There's an animal soul inside that I gotta feed
A hot mama, feminine body
Always gets a rise from me
She's so soft in my hands
I give her all she can stand
Make a full fledged man out of me

Give me lace and whiskey
Mama's own remedy
Double indemnity
Fills me with ecstasy
Lace and whiskey
Lace and whiskey

I ain't hard-assed
So, babe, don't make me mean
I want a hot place
To grow and show you things

Give me lace and whiskey
Mama's own remedy
Double indemnity
Fills me with ecstasy
Lace and whiskey

I`ll end up a broken old hobo with red and yellow eyes
Swearin' and drunk and dyin'.. no one's surprise
That's a long, long way today, babe as far as I can see
So shake off your shoes, go and get me my booze
Lay your love and your laces on me

Give me lace and whiskey
Mama's own remedy
Double indemnity
Fills me with ecstasy
Lace and whiskey
Lace and whiskey
Lace and whiskey
Lace and whiskey

Road Rats

We work this band 'cause they make it rock
But we're the guys that make it roll
We move the drums and amps and junk
Road rats, we're a pack, and the road's our home

On the road half my young man's life
I spend a lot of time
Ain't got no bread to show for it
Road rats, all the cash spent on whites and wine

We're the men behind the man
We're the backbone muscle clan
We do a thousand one night stands
If the stars can make it
If the band can shake it
Well, if those guys can take it we can
Yeah

We work this band 'cause they make it rock
But we're the guys that make it roll
We move the drums and amps and junk
Road rats, we're a pack, and the road's our home
Road rats, we're a pack, and the road's our home
Road rats, we're a pack, and the road's our home
Road rats, we're a pack, and the road's our home

We're the men behind the man
We're the backbone muscle clan
We do a thousand one night stands
If the stars can make it
if the band can shake it
Well, if those guys can take it we can
Yeah.

Damned If You Do

I'm gonna sign my name to a full confession
It seems the woman I loved last night belongs to another man
They like to take you home
They like to purr and tease you
But I'm a passionate man and I couldn't leave her alone

'Cause you are damned if you do
Damned if you don't
Ddamned if you will
Damned if you won't

Sometimes they look so good but don't you let'em deceive ya
'Cause then you find out that they got some kind of a venomous mind
And the thing that's worse is that it all seems worth it
I'm still a passionate man and she wouldn't leave me alone

If you think that being a stud is easy
Well, now don't ask me, boys, I wouldn't know
I'm a little slow

And you are damned if you do
And damned if you don't
You are damned if you will
And your damned if you won't

If you think being a stud is easy,
Well, now don't ask me, boy
I wouldn't know
I'm a little slow

Gonna sign my name to a full confession
It seems the woman I loved last night belonged to another man.
They like to take you home they like to purr and tease you
And I'm a passionate man and I couldn't leave her alone

'Cause you are damned if you do
Damned if you don't
Damned if you will
Damned if you won't
Damned if you do
Damned if you don't
Damned if you will
Damned if you won't

I'll be damned

You And Me

When I get home from work, wanna wrap myself around you
I wanna take you and squeeze you 'till the passion starts to rise
I wanna take you to heaven, that would make my day complete

But you and me ain't no movie stars
What we are is what we are
We share a bed, some lovin', and TV, yeah
And that's enough for a workin' man
What I am is what I am
And I tell you, babe
Well that's enough for me

Sometimes when you're asleep and I'm just starin' at the ceiling
I wanna reach out and touch you but you just go on dreamin'
If I could take you to heaven that would make my day complete

But you and me ain't no movie stars
What we are is what we are
We share a bed, some lovin', and TV, yeah
That's enough for a workin' man
What I am is what I am
I'll tell you, sweetheart
That's just enough for me

You and me ain't no super stars
What we are is what we are
We share a bed, some popcorn, and TV, yeah
And that's enough for a workin' man
What I am is what I am
And I tell you, babe
You're just enough for me

When I get home from work I wanna wrap myself around you
I like to hold you, squeeze you, 'till the passion starts to rise
I wanna take you to heaven that would make my day complete

You and me ain't no movie stars
What we are is what we are
We share a bed, lovin', and TV, yeah
And that's enough for a workin' man
What I am, well that's what I am
I tell you, baby
that's just enough for me

King of the Silver Screen

(one, two, hey)

By day I'm a workin' man, layin' bricks or layin' pipe
I don't stand out in a crowd, just look like one of the guys
Little do they know, when I'm alone in bed at night
I become the King of the Silver Screen

I stare at the ceiling there, I know where I belong
I two step with Fred Astaire or fighting old King Kong
I can be any hero at all, Zorro or Don Juan
I know I'm the King of the Silver Screen

Hollywood movies keep flashin' across my mind
I could've been Valentino if I was born in another time

I might be solving a case or swinging from a tree
Share a joke with Crosby and Hope, we're such good friends, you see
Even dazzle the Academy with my versatility
'Cause I'm the King of the Silver Screen

Hollywood movies keep flashin' across my mind
I could've been Errol Flynn if I was born in another time

I could've been a star
I could've been a star
I could've played that part

But Hollywood movies keep flashin' before my eyes
I could've been Greta Garbo if I was born in another time

I wake the very next day, go on back to work
I'm just a face in a crowd, another average jerk
And all the guys on the building site look at me flirt
Because I'm the Queen of the Silver.............

(Spoken)
Yes, I'm the Queen of the Silver Screen
I admit it to all my fellow workers
I don't care any more. I'm tired of closets
I'm gonna eat my makeup for lunch today
Just don't hit me again. All right guys?
I'm going to Hollywood to be a starlet
I know I'm 240 pounds and play center for the Detroit Lions
I don't care any more
I like makeup and dresses and Hollywood
I'll make somebody a great little wife
(Glory Glory Hallelujah)

"Frankly, Scarlet, I don't give a damn."

Ubangi Stomp

Well, I rocked over Italy and I rocked over Spain
I rocked in Memphis it was all the same
'Till I rocked to Africa, I rolled off the ship
I seem them natives doin' an odd looking skip
I parted the weeds and I looked over the swamp
And I seen them cats doin' the Ubangi Stomp

Ubangi Stomp is a rock and roll
It beats anything that's ever been told
Ubangi Stomp, Ubangi style
When it kicks it drives a cool cat wild

Well I looked up the chief, he invited me in
He said, "A heap big jam session's 'bout to begin."
I grabbed a guitar and I picked up the beat
That crazy thing sent shivers to my feet
I rocked and I rolled and I skipped with a smile
I did the Ubangi Stomp with a Ubangi style
(C'mon etc)

Well, we rocked all night and part of the day
Had a good, rock-in' time with the chief's daughter Mae
I'm makin' good time and I'm gettin' in the know
when the captain said, "Son, we've gotta go."
I said, "That's all right, You go right ahead
I'm gonna Ubangi Stomp 'till I roll over dead."

Ubangi Stomp is a rock and roll
It beats anything that's ever been told
Ubangi Stomp, Ubangi style
When it kicks it drives a cool cat wild

Oh yeah...
Ubangi Stomp, thank you

(No More) Love At Your Convenience

Your childish game is over now
Lost your power over night some how
Better see it ain't gonna be like it used to be
No more love at your convenience
No more love at your command
No more love at your convenience
Lots of time late at night, I really needed you

I'm telling you tonight's the night
Close your mouth, turn off the light
Pull me babe, pull me down closer on you
No more love at your convenience
No more love at your command
No more love at your convenience
Lots of time late at night, I really needed you
(I really needed you)
(I really needed you)

No more love at your convenience
No more love at your command
No more love at your convenience

Quit your tears and dry your eyes
You know I hate to see you cry
Don't you see things gotta be what they got to

No more love at your convenience
No more love at your convenience
No more love at your convenience
No more love at your convenience
No more love at your convenience
No more love at your convenience
(we may not be the sweatest but we always choose a winn-er)

I Never Wrote Those Songs

[The single version of this song has an additional spoken introduction not found on the album:
"I pull the tapes out and I listen back to the original tapes of `Only Women Bleed`, `I never cry` and `You and me` and it didn`t seem like those three songs didn`t come out of the same person that wrote `School's Out', 'Eighteen' and those things. It was kinda a shock to the system to listen back to 'em. I don`t know where they come from.."]

My tape recorder, it must be lyin'
'Cause this I just can't believe
I hear a voice that's cryin', that's not me

The wheel goes round, I hear a sound
It's comin' out all wrong
And I swear to you I never wrote that song

I been livin' ..my own shell so long
The only place I ever feel at home

And oh, that music, I hate those lyrics
It stayed inside me so long
And I swear to you I never wrote that song

But pardon me, I'm not lookin' for sympathy
Not sympathy
I'm just thinking out loud,
Tthe melody, it goes nowhere pointlessly
Silence please

I been livin' ..my own shell so long
The only place I ever feel at home

And oh, that music, I hate those lyrics
It stayed inside me so long
And I, I swear to you I never

My God

If I should find myself in blackest night
And fear is stabbin' me all over
A tiny prayer cracks the dark with light
And I hear sounds behind my wall
Inside, a still small voice, it calls and calls
Then like a thunder bolt
it falls and falls
My God!

When life becomes more real than children's games
Or we've become too old to play them
We'll grow old gracefully, We'll hide our shame
But there's that voice behind the wall
And like my conscience it is still and small
Each word is mercy, protects us all
My God!

(Choir)
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I was a boy, when tempted, fell sometimes
And fell so low no one could see me
Save for the eyes of Him that sees my crime
When sheep like me, have drifted lost
All frightened children who are tempest tossed
Down flies His wrath like an albatross
My God!