Black Star Riders True Blue Kid

Ladies & gentlemen

Please take the time

Consider my loyalty

Before judging my crime

Analyze my demise, my destiny

I can be a real good friend or even better enemy

I’ve gotta get out of this place

I’ve gotta plan my prison break

It’s too late, it’s too late

To reconcile my fate

It’s all over now

You know it’s over

True blue kid

Young enough to know better and too old to run away

True blue kid

When the lights go out tonight I won’t fight another day

Ladies & gentlemen

My perception is poor

Trying to drink myself

Into the person I was before

An emotional investment down payment no interest

Only hank williams understands my loneliness

Ladies and gentlemen

Hope you enjoyed the show

No more for the cheap seats

Goodnight I gotta go

It’s all you’ve had, now you’ve had it all

The taxi is waiting, sweet bird of youth has flown

I’ve gotta get out of this place

I’ve gotta plan my prison break

It’s too late, it’s too late

To reconcile my fate

It’s all over now

You know it’s over

True blue kid

Young enough to know better and too old to run away

True blue kid

When the lights go out tonight I won’t fight another day

You know it’s over

True blue kid

Young enough to know better and too old to run away

True blue kid

When the lights go out tonight I won’t fight another day

True blue kid

I’m feeling like a comic dying on my feet

True blue kid

No visitations, no parole, no spiritual release

I gotta go

I gotta go

I got to go

Go

Black Star Riders You Little Liar

You little liar

Lying through your teeth

You little liar

Why should I believe?

You little liar

You’re just a common thief

You little liar

You little cheat

I don’t need you to set me free

I want you to know

That I’m through

Through pulling you

Out of the fire

Pull me into the flames

You see I’m through

Through pulling you

Out of the fire

So pull me into the flames

You little liar

You little liar

Now I know the truth

You little liar

You’re born to lose

You little liar

I’m done being used

You little liar

You little fool

I don’t need you to set me free

I want you to know

That I’m through

Through pulling you

Out of the fire

Pull me into the flames

You see I’m through

Through pulling you

Out of the fire

So pull me into the flames

You little liar

Maybe, someday, sometime, somewhere

Somebody will pick you up

And hang you out to dry

This self-delusion

Is so confusing

Your dirty little white lies

I’m through

Through pulling you

Out of the fire

Pull me into the flames

You see I’m through

Through pulling you

Out of the fire

So pull me into the flames

You little liar

Black Star Riders Blues Ain’t So Bad

I’m a lowdown uptown snake cil user

A street philosopher, neon astronomer

I’m a one-shot big town cruiser

And I try again and again and again

No one knows which way the wind blows

The city smells of desperation

The upset, displaced, rearranged in one damnation

I got to streamline my desorientation

And try again and again and again

No one knows which way the wind blows

Hand on the knife

Finger on the trigger

One less soul is just one less sinner

The life I choose, is the life I have

Hey don’t you know…

The blues ain’t so bad

All the girls on the corner

They come ‘round here more dead than alive

A day late, a dollar shot, whatever it takes to survive

It may not be freedom but it’s my freedom

And I try again and again and again and again and again

No one know which way the wind blows

Down the backstreets and alleys, it chills my bones

No one knows which way the wind blows

Hand on the knife

Finger on the trigger

One less soul is just one less sinner

The life I choose, is the life I have

Hey don’t you know…

The blues ain’t so bad

No one knows which way the wind blows

Hand on the knife

Finger on the trigger

One less soul is just one less sinner

The life I choose, is the life I have

Hey don’t you know…

The blues ain’t so bad

Hand on the knife

Finger on the trigger

One less soul is just one less sinner

The life I choose, is the life I have

Hey don’t you know…

The blues ain’t so bad

Black Star Riders Right To Be Wrong

I’m gonna kick in your door (you better believe it)

Nail your guts to the floor (you better believe it)

Raise a holler and fuss (you better believe it)

I’m alive and dangerous (you better believe it)

When everything changes into nothing new

I got a right to be wrong

I got a right to sing this song

I got a right to be wrong

Well it’s now or never (you better believe it)

I’ve been ready forever (you better believe it)

I’m gonna stand my ground (you better believe it)

Until you comes around (you better believe it)

When everything changes into nothing new

I got a right to be wrong

I got a right to sing this song

I got a right to be wrong

I know your smiling wherever you are

We’re gonna put up a fight

Take it from the streets

Send into the stars

This is the soundtrack to our lives

I’m gonna kick in your door (you better believe it)

Nail your guts to the floor (you better believe it)

Raise a holler and a fuss (you better believe it)

I’m alive and dangerous (you better believe it)

When everything changes into nothing new

I got a right to be wrong

I got a right to sing this song

I got a right to be wrong

Black Star Riders Fade

The lights are on

You’re not home

I know all those little white lies

You’re not fooling anyone

You got more front than jesse james

Make a hit then run

You’re an outlaw ’cause you know the songs

Now the singing is all done

So just…

Fade

Fade away

Just fade

Fade away

Midnight on the border

A fear that grips your soul

Hiding in the shadows

A past that won’t let go

Always roaming with a hungry heart

While you’re waiting on the world

If you exorcise your demons

Would your angels wanna go, so just…

Fade

Fade away

Just fade

Fade away

Like an old tattoo – let it fade away

Like a passing breath – let it fade away

Like the scars we choose – let them fade away

Like the dreams of youth – let them fade away

Na na na

Na na na… [repeats]

Like the dreams of youth – let them fade away

Like the dreams of youth – let them fade away

Like the dreams of youth – let them fade away

Like the dreams of youth – let them fade away

Black Star Riders Bullet Blues

Drop the needle on the 45

What a crime to make life so tough

Another Sunday morning

In your Saturday clothes

Meeting your shadow when you’ve had enough

Lost reality’s a lonely place

One way ticket to the blues

Don’t take a chance if you know what you want

Heads you win, tails I lose

Get me out of this state of disgrace

When the moon gets too close

I’m so out of place

Take me out of this state of disgrace

There’s nothing worse than being too late

Oh lord, help me and my bullet blues

Oh lord, help me please

My bullet blues

What am I gonna do

I put your picture up on my wall

I drank ’til you came alive

Your baby blues said nothing at all

I sat and watched you until I cried

Get me out of this state of disgrace

When the moon gets too close

I’m so out of place

Take me out of this state of disgrace

There’s nothing worse than being too late

Oh lord, help me and my bullet blues

Oh lord, help me please

My bullet blues

What am I gonna do

All these immoral lies

Of virtue, vice and war

They burn, scar and scandalize

Nobody listens anymore

For judge and jury I’ve played the part

No surprises left in store

Show me a man that ain’t gonna die

Give me a life worth living for

Get me out of this state of disgrace

When the moon gets too close

I’m so out of place

Take me out of this state of disgrace

There’s nothing worse than being too late

Oh lord, help me and my bullet blues

Oh lord, help me please

My bullet blues

What am I gonna do

Black Star Riders Letting Go Of Me

He was king of the north

She was queen of the south

Kinda stuck in the middle

There’s a lot of it about

Some things never change

And I’m really glad they don’t

And the cavalry never came

Now I’m losing hope

I can’t keep holding on

When you’re the one that’s letting go of me

Letting go of me

Kiss tomorrow goodbye

From place to place

From room to room

From bed to bed

Midnight ’til noon

Some things never change

And I’m really glad they don’t

And the cavalry never came

Now I’m losing hope

I can’t keep holding on

When you’re the one that’s letting go of me

Letting go of me

Kiss tomorrow goodbye

He was king of the north

She was queen of the south

Kinda stuck in the middle

There’s a lot of it about

I can’t keep holding on

When you’re the one that’s letting go of me

Letting go of me

Kiss tomorrow goodbye

Kiss tomorrow goodbye

Kiss tomorrow goodbye

Kiss tomorrow goodbye

Kiss tomorrow goodbye

Kiss tomorrow goodbye

Kiss tomorrow goodbye

Kiss tomorrow goodbye

Kiss tomorrow goodbye

Black Star Riders Before The War

I don’t know nothing ‘bout nobody or no one

The whiskey keeps me talking ‘til my money’s all gone

The only soul I have is in these worn out shoes

I’m just another monkey that’s on the juice

Now I got a new pair of boots, a rifle I can keep

A tattooed sacred heart, a paycheck each week

I’m a fighter not a lover, a rolling stone

A girl I never met sends me letters from back home

Before the war

I was lost without a sign

Before the war

It was the devil all the time

Before the war

Iwas going out of my mind

Before the war

From cowboys and indians to the pool halls and cinema

I played in the streets, I prayed in the bars

Now I’ll march in time until I can’t dance no more

You don’t know what you lose, when you never ha dit before

Before the war

I was lost without a sign

Before the war

It was the devil all the time

Before the war

I was going out of my mind

Before the war

Now listen to me…

If you saw how I used to live, you would have died

Now I got a band of brothers fighting right by my side

I don’t want this war party to come to an end

Cuz back there brutha I’m as good as dead

Before the war

I was lost without a sign

Before the war

It was the devil all the time

Before the war

I was going out of my mind

Before the war

Black Star Riders Ticket To Rise

I guess I was bad

Didn’t do what ishoulda done

My daddy caught me drinking

Told me to be a good son

My momma wept

My little sister hid

Underneath her bed

Where all the demons lived

That weren’t inside her head

That weren’t inside her head

I’ve been a saint, a sinner, a healer, a heathen

Street walker, sky writer, gambler and dealer

I’ve been lost, found, confused, abused

Taken for granted… and used

From the hands of the enemy

I’ve broken loose

With a license to defy

I’ve got a ticket to rise

Stole my daddy’s car

I was way too high to drive

That day sitting in that ford

I never felt, felt so alive

I’ve been a saint, a sinner, a healer, a heathen

Street walker, sky writer, gambler and dealer

I’ve been lost, found, confused, abused

Taken for granted… and used

From the hands of the enemy

I’ve broken loose

With a license to defy

I’ve got a ticket to rise

From the hands of the enemy

I’ve broken loose

With a licence to defy

I’ve been a saint, a sinner, a healer, a heathen

Street walker, sky writer, gambler and dealer

I’ve been lost, found, confused, abused

Taken for granted… and used

From the hands of the enemy

I’ve broken loose

With a license to defy

I’ve got a ticket to rise

I’ve got a ticket to rise

I’ve got a ticket to rise

I’ve got a ticket to rise

I’ve got a ticket to rise

I’ve got a ticket to rise

I’ve got a ticket to rise

I’ve got a ticket to rise

I’ve got a ticket to rise

Black Star Riders Bound For Glory

Johnny Wong keeps tryin’ to get it right,

Way down in Suckerville tonight

When darkness falls in the neon lights,

He feels like walking dynamite

And he knows he could never win,

He’s just trying to loose a little more slowly

Bound for glory (Bound for glory)

The lost but never lonely,

Bound for glory (Bound for glory)

Bound for livin’ on the edge,

Bound for glory (Bound for glory)

The righteous and unholy,

Desperation always tells a story

I would’ve rebuilt Jericho,

For nights as good as this

Another shot of redemption,

And it’s taste in every kiss

Elvis in the backroom,

Jesus on the wall,

Mary’s on the whiskey,

There’s shadows in the hall

Bound for glory (Bound for glory)

The lost but never lonely,

Bound for glory (Bound for glory)

Bound for livin’ on the edge,

Bound for glory (Bound for glory)

The righteous and unholy,

Desperation always tells a story

We all know we can never win,

We’re all trying to lose a little more slowly

We gotta get through this world, free or die tryin’

Ride that downtown train hellbound for glory

Bound for glory (Bound for glory)

The lost but never lonely,

Bound for glory (Bound for glory)

Bound for livin’ on the edge,

Bound for glory (Bound for glory)

The righteous and unholy,

Desperation always tells a story