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Tim Curry - Fearless (1979): 9 song lyrics        6,138 views

Freezing on this corner
Waiting for a ride uptown
Really getting restless
Could have walked that far by now
Now it's after midnight
I need a fast ride
I got to get to you somehow
I got to be right on time
Right on the money
Right on time
Right on the money
Right on time
I can't be one minute late

I would have called a taxi
I couldn't use the lady's phone
She would have gotten crazy
She thinks she's got me for her own
And now the stop light
Feels like a spotlight
I got to get to you right now
I got to be right on time
Right on the money
Right on time
Right on the money
Right on time
I can't be one minute late

I'm a smash at cocktail parties
I keep falling on my face
I can't decide which side my heart is
I'm such a damn disgrace
Can't take me anyplace
Can't take me anyplace
Can't take me anyplace
Hide this face
Hide your face
Hide this face
Hide this face

I reinvent behaving badly
I'm extremely commonplace
Although you know I love me madly
I disturb the populace
Can't take me anyplace
Can't take me anyplace
Can't take me anyplace
Hide this face
Hide your face
Hide this face
Hide this face

I'm the subject of controversy
It's my delicious carapace
But idle gossip never bothered me
I'm the very worst of taste
Can't take me anyplace
Can't take me anyplace
Can't take me anyplace
Can't take me anyplace

Edith Sitwell giving readings
14 Moscow Road
Osbert's giving champagne parties
Sachie's got a cold
Gertrude's hanging pictures
Alice making tea
Me, I do the only thing that still makes sense to me
I Do the Rock
I Do the Rock Rock

John and Yoko farming beef
Raising protein quota
Sometimes they make love and art
Inside the Dakota
Rodney's feeling sexy
Mick is really frightfully bold
Me, I do the only thing that stops me growing old
I Do the Rock
I Do the Rock Rock
I Do the Rock Rock Rock

It's stimulating

Solzhenitzin feels exposed
Built a barbed-wire prison
Nietzsche's six feet under
But his babies' still got rhythm
Einstein's celebrating ten decades
But I'm afraid philosophy is just too much responsibility for me
I Do the Rock
I Do the Rock

Baby Ruth and Dizzy Dean
Best and Colin Cowdrey
Little Mo, Virginia Wade
Pistol Pete and O.J.
I've always liked Di Maggio
And Rockne's pretty Knute you know
I could never whack a ball with such velocity
I Do the Rock
I Do the Rock
I Do the Rock

It's stimulating
I'm a keen student

Liz and Dick and Britt and Liza
Jaclyn, Kate and Farrah
Meg and Roddy, John Travolta
Governor Brown and Linda
Interview and People Magazine
Miss Rona and the Queen
It must be really frightful to attract publicity
I Do the Rock
Myself

Carter, Begin and Sadat
Brezhnev, Teng and Castro
Everyday negotiate us closer to disastro
Idi Amin and the Shah
And Al Fatah is quite Bizarre
I could never get the hang of ideology
I Do the Rock
I Do the Rock
I Do the Rock

Sunshine

Look at me
In waters so deep
Much too far from shore
To see the light of reason anymore
And I'm sinking slowly to the bottom
No emotions to save me
I ain't got 'em anymore

Night and day
I keep drifting farther away
Much too far from home
Where the fires of passion keep me warm
And I'm miles away from where we started
No I don't know the reason that we parted anymore

S.O.S.

I'm gonna do my best
To get a message through to you
Make contact
The way we always did before

S.O.S.

I'm gonna get no rest
'Til I come sailing home to you
Through this storm

And if my voice
Starts suddenly shaking
Don't be confused anymore
It's just the sound of my heart breaking
Ship to shore

S.O.S.

Cold Blue Steel out of money
One eye for the beat police
Sweet Fire calling
"You can't deny me now you know what I need"
Underneath the jungle gym
Hollow-grey-fire-escape-thief
Looking for Sweet Fire
Shadow of Lady Release
"Come with me, I know the way" she says
"It's down, down, down the dark ladder
Do you want to contact somebody first
Leave somebody a letter
You can come now or you can come later"

A wristwatch, a ring, a downstairs screamer
Edgy - black cracks of the sky
"Pin-cushion-prick-
Fix this poor sad dreamer!"
"Money" cold shadows reply
Pawnshops crisscrossed and padlocked
Corridors spit on prayers and pleas
Sparks fly up from Sweet Fire
Black soot of Lady Release
"Come with me, I know the way" she says
"It's down, down, down the dark ladder
Do you want to contact somebody first
Leave somebody a letter, does it really matter?
If you can come now or if you can come later"

Red water in the bathroom sink
Fever and the scum brown bowl
Blue Steel still begging
But it's indistinct
Someone's Hi-Fi drumming Jelly Roll
Concrete concentration camp
Bashing in veins for peace
Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire
Fall into Lady Release
"Come with me, I know the way" she says
"It's down, down, down the dark ladder..."

I went down to the Paradise Garage
And took my place in line
The cashier said
"Are you alright?," I said "I'm feeling fine"
I'm a stranger to Nirvana
I don't box outside my weight
But when I stepped out of the taxi
I did not anticipate this feeling
"Oh, excuse me, sir
No, after you"

Baby's got a dream and she can boogie
Daddy's got a groove that's coming clean
Jemima's got a vision of a permanent position
Me, I'm oiling up my dance machine
And it goes like this
And it goes like this
And it goes like this
And it goes like this

I'm from Plainsboro, New Jersey
And I didn't bring a date
I guess, I really wasn't sure
If you'd be boogeying this late
I can't think where I put my wallet
Naive suburban fool
You wouldn't think that I'd spent hours outside
French-polishing my cool and feeling so strange

Baby's got a dream and she can boogie
Daddy's got a groove that's coming clean
Jemima's got a vision of a permanent position
Me, I'm oiling up my dance machine
And it goes like this
And it goes like this
And it goes like this
And it goes like this

I really only stepped inside to vary my routine
You see, I read about this discotheque in New York Magazine
"Hey, Baby,
What's your sign? Haven't we met before?"
I really must suggest
That we've achieved a rare rapport
Hit the ceiling

Baby woke up nervous
She was sweating from the steam heat
Kicked off the covers
Fever burning bright
Paranoia night
Five alarm alert repeats
This city never beats you
But it buries you so deep
And there ain't no love
On the street

Baby's breathing deeply
She's listening to her heart beat
Walks to the kitchen
Dishes in the sink
Baby doesn't think it matters
Maybe read a magazine
And the colored girls go
"Whoop-de-doop-de-doop-ee-doop
Doop-de-doop-de-doop"
'Cause there ain't not love
On the street

Baby needs a frame of reference
Some other place to go to
All-night launderette
Light a cigarette
Jump an usherette
Babe's an all-night diner
She's got a trucker's appetite
And there ain't no love
On the street

Baby's breaking hearts
Baby's breaking dates
Baby's having nightmares
She remembers when she wakes

I'm giving up this restless life
My wayward friends
The bad advice they give
I'm settling down to keep you company

I'm starting over
One more time
A change of heart
I've crossed the line again
It took me all this time to see
That what we've got is
Something short of paradise
A little bit less than we might like
I know this ain't heaven
It's close enough for me
I know this ain't heaven
It's close as I'll ever be

It won't be easy
Changing style
The shape I'm in
It just might take awhile
But in the end
I know you're going to see
That what we've got is
Something short of paradise
A little bit less than we might like
I know this ain't heaven
It's close enough for me
I know this ain't heaven
It's close as I'll ever be

You can Telex my accountant
Call up Tele-Credit, too
I know they sent a monthly statement
But I never read it through
You say you won't accept my Visa
Or American Express
And the computer is suspicious
'Cause I've got no fixed address
Lady, that's a valid document
Check out the way I'm dressed
You know the way I'm feeling now
I'd take a lie-detector test
Paradise lost for capital gain
Traded for a ticket on the gravy train
I can amortize the cost with a minimum of pain
But I need it for a write-off
Can't take another night off
You know I never carry change

I just Charge It
Where do I sign?
Charge It
Show me the dotted line
Charge It
I don't have the time to waste

Charge It
Don't mess around
Charge It I've got to get downtown
'Cause I promised to deliver
To live up to the letter of the
Lord, I'm in a state of grace

Well, I've enjoyed us doing business
But I really must confess
This pompous attitude just isn't calculated to impress
There's a driver in my car outside
Who's easily distressed
Lady, when he's through with you
He's gonna leave your face a mess
Paradise lost for capital gain
Traded for a ticket on the gravy train
I can amortize the cost with a minimum of pain
But I need it for a write-off
Can't take another night off
You know I never carry change

I just Charge It
Where do I sign?
Charge It
Show me the dotted line
Charge It
I don't have the time to waste
Charge It...