———————————————— “Baby, I’ve been waiting I’ve been waiting night and day I didn’t see the time I waited half my life away there were lots of invitations and I know you sent me some but I was waiting for the miracle, for the miracle to come.
———————————————— “I was never any good at loving you I was never any good at coming through for you you’re going to feel much better when you cut me loose forever I was never any good I was never any good never any good at loving you
———————————————— “Well my friends are gone and my hair is grey I ache in the places where I used to play and Im crazy for love but I’m not coming on I’m just paying my rent every day oh in the tower of song
———————————————— “Can you tell me why the bells are ringing? Nothing’s happened in a million years I’ve been sitting here since Wednesday morning wednesday morning can’t believe my ears
———————————————— “They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom for trying to change the system from within I’m coming now, I’m coming to reward them first we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin
———————————————— “Do you remember all of those pledges that we pledged in the passionate night ah they’re soiled now, they’re torn at the edges like moths on a still yellow light no penance serves to renew them no massive transfusions of trust why not even revenge can undo them so twisted these vows and so …
———————————————— “And where, where where is my Gypsy wife tonight I’ve heard all the wild reports they can’t be right but whose head is this she’s dancing with on the threshing floor whose darkness deepens in her arms a little more
———————————————— “Frankie Lane, he was singing Jezebel I pinned an Iron Cross to my lapel I walked up to the tallest and the blondest girl I said, Look, you don’t know me now but very soon you will so won’t you let me see I said “won’t you let me see” I said “won’t you …
———————————————— “I saw you this morning you were moving so fast can’t seem to loosen my grip on the past and I miss you so much there’s no one in sight and we’re still making love in my secret life.
———————————————— “And everybody knows that the dice are loaded everybody rolls with their fingers crossed everybody knows that the war is over everybody knows the good guys lost everybody knows the fight was fixed the poor stay poor, the rich get rich that’s how it goes and everybody knows
———————————————— “It’s coming through a hole in the air from those nights in Tiananmen Square it’s coming from the feel that this ain’t exactly real or it’s real, but it ain’t exactly there from the wars against disorder from the sirens night and day from the fires of the homeless from the ashes of the …
———————————————— “When they poured across the border I was cautioned to surrender this I could not do I took my gun and vanished.
———————————————— “And who by fire, who by water who in the sunshine, who in the night time who by high ordeal, who by common trial who in your merry merry month of may who by very slow decay and who shall I say is calling?
———————————————— “I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel you were talking so brave and so sweet giving me head on the unmade bed while the limousines wait in the street those were the reasons and that was New York we were running for the money and the flesh And that was called love for …
———————————————— “Well I stepped into an avalanche it covered up my soul when I am not this hunchback that you see I sleep beneath the golden hill you who wish to conquer pain you must learn, learn to serve me well.
———————————————— “A bunch of lonesome and very quarrelsome heroes were smoking out along the open road the night was very dark and thick between them each man beneath his ordinary load “I’d like to tell my story” said one of them so young and bold “I’d like to tell my story before I turn into …
———————————————— “I believe that you heard your master sing when I was sick in bed I suppose that he told you everything that I keep locked away in my head your master took you travelling well at least that’s what you said and now do you come back to bring your prisoner wine and bread?
———————————————— “The door it opened slowly my father he came in, was nine years old and he stood so tall above me his blue eyes they were shining and his voice was very cold he said, “I’ve had a vision and you know I’m strong and holy I must do what I’ve been told” so …
———————————————— “Say a prayer for the cowboy his mare’s run away and he’ll walk til he finds her his darling, his stray but the river’s in flood and the roads are awash and the bridges break up in the panic of loss.
———————————————— “I was born in chains but I was taken out of Egypt I was bound to a burden but the burden it was raised Lord I can no longer keep this secret blessed is the Name the Name be praised