Black Star Riders The Reckoning Day

One day the wind stopped blowing

The dust stayed on the hood

One day the hit kept growing

So we walked away for good

One day the kid I used to know

Came marching into town

Strung out his demons showing

His confidence shot down

If you value your freedom

Watch what you’re dealing

How high a price will you pay?

Brothers and sisters

Vagabonds and drifters

Don’t give it all away

Got no aces left to play

Here comes the reckoning day

One day I gave up hoping

You would see a little light

One day I gave up praying

That time would put you right

I ain’t cuz I don’t love you man

I ain’t cuz I don’t care

I’m looking for tomorrow

But I just don’t see you there

If you value your freedom

Watch what you’re dealing

How high a price will you pay?

Brothers and sisters

Vagabonds and drifters

Don’t give it all away

Got no aces left to play

Here comes the reckoning day

One day you’re gonna wake up

Face up to what you did

One day you’re gonna realize

That you’re not a little kid

One day the world stopped turning

No one would pay the bail

One day they all just leave you

Chasing dragons in the jail

Now I guess it rains when you need it

I guess it pours when you don’t

And these letters that I sent

Just forget I ever wrote

If you value your freedom

Watch what you’re dealing

How high a price will you pay?

Brothers and sisters

Vagabonds and drifters

Don’t give it all away

Got no aces left to play

Here comes the reckoning day

Black Star Riders Someday Salvation

Where did all the days go

Did time just steal from us

Hanging out on the corner

Watching it all just turn to dust

Someday salvation

Will get us through the night

Someday salvation

Will make everything alright

Where did all our love go

And those worn out photographs

Like hearts that beat an old refrain

They fade away so fast

You’re sayin’ someday salvation

Will get us through the night

Someday Salvation

Will make everything alright, alright

Sha na nana

Sha na na nana

Sha na na

Sha na nana

Sha na na nana

Alright!

You can’t take a leap of faith

If you’re too afraid to fly

Sometimes we get a second chance

Don’t let it pass you by

We will fight

We’ll be strong

And we’ll carry on and on

If we can find some hope in every dream

And make our way back home

You’re sayin’ Someday salvation

Will get us through the night

Someday salvation

Will make everything alright

You’re sayin’ Someday salvation

Will be our guiding light

Someday salvation

Will make everything alright, alright

Sha na nana

Sha na nana nana

Sha na na

Sha na nana

Sha na nana nana

Someday salvation

Will be our guiding light

Makes everything alright, alright, alright

Ohhhhhh

Black Star Riders Dancing With The Wrong Girl

The night we ran from that small town dance

To your old man’s car and a fumbled romance

Our breath was heavy our hearts were young

Afraid of nothing and scared of no one

Now the daytime is too fleeting

And the darkness comes too soon

In a town that dreaded sundown

Underneath the waning moon

When you’re dancing with the wrong girl

When you’re dancing with the wrong girl

It’s the best of both worlds

When you’re dancing with the wrong girl

The night you ran off in the rain

I caught you up I tried to explain

I will admit it I was four sheets to the wind

But to break your heart was clearly not my intention

Now the daytime is too fleeting

And the darkness comes too soon

In a town that dreaded sundown

Underneath the waning moon

When you’re dancing with the wrong girl

When you’re dancing with the wrong girl

It’s the best of both worlds

When you’re dancing with the wrong girl

Let’s go dancing

Let’s go dancing

Let’s go dancing

Let’s go…

When you’re dancing with the wrong girl

When you’re dancing with the wrong girl

It’s the best of both worlds

When you’re dancing with the wrong girl

Black Star Riders Bloodshot

Just before the sun comes up

And floods the wailing wall

She makes love to forget herself

He makes love to recall

There’s a trail of total carnage

In the rear view when he looks

There’s a tale of fear and loathing

In each chapter of this book

So give me something to celebrate

No matter what the cost

There’s a battle raging inside of us

When emerald eyes are lyin’

They’re bloodshot

The damage isn’t visible

When she shines a naked flame

The story barely credible

But he tells it justthe same

He talks of far off promised land

Every time he comes around

He whispers darling bend your knees

Before we hit the ground

So give me something to celebrate

No matter what the cost

There’s a battle raging inside of us

When emerald eyes are lyin’

They’re bloodshot

You know he’s got it easy

She just sits down and waits

While arrows land on bloody skin

Beyond the city gates

He’d have made the journey with her

But he got the needle stuck

She’s running out of time

He’s running out of luck

Someday it all may come to pass

Someday a journey’s end

Bright light city memories

Of lovers and old friends

There’s a snowstormon the table

A carpet made of glass

There’s a heartbeat like a kick drum

There’s a viper in the grass

So give me something to celebrate

No matter what the cost

There’s a battle raging inside of us

When emerald eyes are lyin’

They’re bloodshot

Black Star Riders All Hell Breaks Loose

It’s another napalm night

In downtown Babylon

The contract for blood

Ain’t worth the paper that it’s on

To the dark side of the road

Where the junkies prey and die

It’s a one way ticket

On a slow death suicide

Don’t you turn your back on me

Don’t you turn your back

Don’t you turn your back

Mine eyes have seen the glory

Of the coming of the fools

When all hell breaks loose

All hell breaks loose

I walk a murder mile

Wearing deadman’s shoes

When all hells breaks loose

All hell breaks loose

I drink to remember

Why I drink to forget

It’s love necessity

Or just goddamn ignorance

To aggregate and segregate

Contemplate my fate

Keep the fights real brother

Leave some blood in the place

Don’t you turn your back on me

Don’t you turn your back

Don’t you turn your back

Mine eyes have seen the glory

Of the coming of the fools

When all hell breaks loose

All hell breaks loose

I walk a murder mile

Wearing deadman’s shoes

When all hells breaks loose

All hell breaks loose

When all hell breaks loose

All hell breaks loose

For the chains you refuse

All hell breaks loose

There’s one more thing

When the boys left town

When the well ran dry

There’s no earthily reason

No universal alibi

For hanging around

With the freak show desperados

On the mean streets of some hell hole

Wild west Eldorado

Don’t you turn your back on me

Don’t you turn your back

Don’t you turn your back

Mine eyes have seen the glory

Of the coming of the fools

When all hell breaks loose

All hell breaks loose

I walk a murder mile

Wearing deadman’s shoes

When all hells breaks loose

All hell breaks loose

When all hell breaks loose

All hell breaks loose

For the chains you refuse

All hell breaks loose

Black Star Riders Hey Judas

I still love you Judas

After everything you’ve done

I still trust you Judas

Like i never trusted in no one

You took me to the movies

We’ve been there ever since

I would give you everything

If I’d anything to give

Hey, hey Judas

Hey, hey Judas

What you gonna do now

Hey, hey Judas

Hey, hey Judas

You lie and you cheat but I love you anyhow

You’re the fastest gun in town

I’m the king of following you around

You’re making every card you deal

Breaking hearts at the speed of sound

They say that a fool is a wonderful thing

Guess I’m a fool for all the hurt that you bring

My mind mocks itself as I strive to play

The game I know I’m gonna lose anyway

Hey, hey Judas

Hey, hey Judas

What you gonna do now

Hey, hey Judas

Hey, hey Judas

You’re so cold, callous and corrupted

I’m broken, battered and bloody

Disheveled, distracted and painful

The switchblade eyes of a fallen angel

You took me to the movies

We’ve been there ever since

I would give you everything

If I’d anything to give

Hey, hey Judas

Hey, hey Judas

What you gonna do now

Hey, hey Judas

Hey, hey Judas

Black Star Riders Sex, Guns & Gasoline

Billy went way out west

With a pawn shop stereo

And a junkie promise to himself

He left his soul on the bathroom floor of a Texaco

Tina was a blessing and a curse

An angel with a bullet in reverse

Never met the devil only God on junk

Black motorcycle boots she was on the run

Before she was all grown up

Sex, guns and gasoline

Make a poor boy richer than he’s ever been

Love, hate and kerosene

Ease a dirty mind burn your conscience clean

Take it out on faith or call it a sin

Sex, guns and gasoline

Billy got a ’38

Make his Saturday night so special

And a highway star that ran across his face

From his jawbone to his temple

Tina could been miss understood

In the land of Tulepo honey

While the emirs in his counting house

Counting oil and money

Before she was all grown up

Don’t you love their wild ways

Sex, guns and gasoline

Make a poor boy richer than he’s ever been

Love, hate and kerosene

Ease a dirty mind burn your conscience clean

Take it out on faith or call it a sin

Sex, guns and gasoline

Living is hard

When nothing dies easy

Living is hard

When you’re on the run

Living is hard

When nothing dies easy

Tumbling dice you want the moon

All you got is a needle and a spoon

Before they’re all grown up

Don’t you love their wild ways

Sex, guns and gasoline

Make a poor boy richer than he’s ever been

Love, hate and kerosene

Ease a dirty mind burn your conscience clean

Take it out on faith or call it a sin

Sex, guns and gasoline

Black Star Riders Gabrielle

Angels name don’t go down well

When you come from round this way

But even I could make a case

When you’re asking me to stay

Cause I can fall for every word

That leaves that Celtic tongue

I could walk from all I know

With all my past undone

Oh oh Gabrielle

Oh oh Gabrielle

If I say I love you

Would you kiss and tell?

Oh oh Gabrielle

That rainy summer morning

I watched you from afar

Knew every raindrop by its name

I was standing there for hours

There were other invitations

And I could have sent you one

But I just keep on waiting

For that miracle to come

Oh oh Gabrielle

Oh oh Gabrielle

If I say I love you

Would you kiss and tell?

Oh oh Gabrielle

I can see the lights of our hometown

Shining in the night

Sad songs on the radio

Make everything seem right

Maybe I’m still hurting?

Should I turn the other cheek?

I know I’m still in love with you

I’m too afraid to speak

Oh oh Gabrielle

Oh oh Gabrielle

If I say I love you

Would you kiss and tell?

Oh oh Gabrielle

Black Star Riders The Killer Instinct

We all wear our hunger on our heart

In the cold blooded academy of ghetto streets

It ain’t treason if it’s a good reason

We’re only as real as the promises we keep

The strength of the wolf lies in the pack

And the loneliness can get you in trouble

Let’s go feed the vultures down in this concrete jungle

There’s a flag of inconvenience

that flies above this town

Where they build you up to touch the sky

Before they bring you down

You gotta live with a killer instinct

You gotta die a little to survive

You gotta love with a killer instinct

You gotta hurt a little to get by

The streets have burned since midnight

There’s tension in the air

Another waste of time and life in another warlord’s lair

Just one more shot in the mainline

Straighter than a preacher’s dream

All the animals come out at night

It’s a sundown primal scene

There’s a flag of inconvenience

that flies above this town

Where they build you up to touch the sky

Before they bring you down

You gotta live with a killer instinct

You gotta die a little to survive

You gotta love with a killer instinct

You gotta hurt a little to get by

There’s no saints in the wild kingdom

You gotta prowl like a beast of prey

You gotta live with a killer instinct

You gotta die a little everyday

You gotta live with a killer instinct

You gotta die a little to survive

You gotta love with a killer instinct

You gotta hurt a little to get by

You gotta live with a killer instinct

You gotta die a little to survive

You gotta love with a killer instinct

You gotta hurt a little to get by

Black Star Riders When The Night Comes In

I walk down broadway in the bitter cold

See my reflection and it makes me feel so old

A boulevard in deep recession

A winter sky in deep depression

Give me back my broken life

Give me serenity beyond this strife

Give me absolutely absolution

From all this trouble, disarray and confusion

This is a call to innocence

This is a call to arm yourself

When the night comes in

There’s a crack in the universe

When the night comes in

There’s a crack in the universe

When the night comes in

This is a call to innocence

This is a call to arm yourself

I got nothing, I’m prepared to negotiate

Deviating when I should be going straight

Should I roll or should I play?

Talk about the one that got away

This is a call to innocence

This is a call to arm yourself

When the night comes in

There’s a crack in the universe

When the night comes in

There’s a crack in the universe

When the night comes in

This is a call to innocence

This is a call to arm yourself

When the night comes in

There’s a crack in the universe

When the night comes in

There’s a crack in the universe

When the night comes in

There’s a crack in the universe

When the night comes in

This is a call to innocence

This is a call to arm yourself