David Essex Let The Fool Live

I’m a fool but I love you so

With a love that burned into my very soul

Don’t take my heart

Don’t break my heart

The painted fool I’m your harlequin

I’m the court, jester with the silly grin

Don’t take my heart

Don’t break my heart

You fire my engine and you get me high

Then you cut my lifeline and you leave me dry

Don’t take my heart

Don’t break my heart

You sail your ship to the city streets

And you fall in love and flirt with everybody that you meet’a

Don’t take my heart

Don’t break my heart

Let the fool, live

Let the fool, live

Let the fool, live

Let the fool

Let the fool

Let that fool… live

Let him live

In a gun shop bloody on a midnight flight

In your tower block in the still of the night

Don’t take my heart

Don’t break my heart

A lie upon lie

A lie upon you

In the midnight city

See the sun come through

Don’t take my heart

Don’t break my heart

Let the fool, live

Let the fool live (let him live)

Let the fool, live

Let the fool

Let the fool, live

David Essex Turn Me Loose

Oh

Turn me loose, turn me loose I say

This is the first time I ever felt this way

I’m gonna get a thousand kicks

I’m gonna kiss a thousand chicks

So turn a me loose

Turn me loose, turn me loose I say

Gonna rock ‘n’ roll as long as the band’s gonna play

Gonna holler, gonna shout, gonna knock myself right out

So turn me loose, ooh yeah

I got some, change in my pocket uh eh, I’m rarin’ to go

I’m takin’ some chick-a to the picture show

And when I, see her home and then we, kiss goodnight

She’ll turn me loose, turn me loose, turn me loose, turn me loose

Turn me loose, turn me loose I say

Yes today is gonna, be the day

I want ya to all understand baby that now I am a man

So turn me loose

Turn me loose

Turn me loose, listen

I got some, change in my pocket that uh eh huh I’m rarin’ to go

I’m takin’ some chick-a to the picture show

And when I, see her home and we, kiss goodnight

Well, turn me loose, turn me loose, Owwwwwwwwwwwwaaa

Turn me loose, turn me loose I say

I’m gonna rock ‘n’ roll as long as the band’s gonna play

I’m gonna holler, gonna shout, gonna knock myself right out

So turn me loose

Turn me loose

Ah ooooooohh

David Essex Bright Eyes

Is it a kind of dream floating out of the tide

Following the river of death downstream or is it a dream

There’s a fog along the horizon a strange glow in the sky

And nobody seems to know where you go and what does it mean

Or is it a dream

Bright eyes burning like fire

Bright eyes how can you close and fail

How can the light that burned so brightly

Suddenly burn so pale bright eyes

Is it a kind of shadow reaching into the night

Wandering over the hills unseen or is it a dream

There’s a high wind in the trees a cold sound in the air

And nobody ever knows when you go and where do you start

Oh into the dark

Bright eyes burning like fire

Bright eyes how can you close and fail

How can the light that burned so brightly

Suddenly burn so pale bright eyes

Bright eyes burning like fire

Bright eyes how can you close and fail

How can the light that burned so brightly

Suddenly burn so pale bright eyes

David Essex St. Elmo’s Fire

Growin’ up you don’t see the writing on the wall.

Passin’ by, movin’ straight ahead you knew it all.

But maybe sometime if you feel the pain,

You’ll find you’re all alone; everything has changed.

Play the game; you know you can’t quit until it’s won.

Soldier of only you can do what must be done.

You know, in some ways you’re a lot like me.

You’re just a prisoner, and you’re tryin’ to break free.

I can see a new horizon underneath the blazing sky.

I’ll be where the eagle’s flying higher and higher.

Gonna be your man in motion.

All I need is a pair of wheels.

Take me where the future’s lying: St. Elmo’s fire.

Burning up; don’t know just how far that I can go.

Soon be home; only just a few miles down the road.

And I can make it, I know I can.

You broke the boy in me, but you won’t break the man.

I can see a new horizon underneath the blazing sky.

I’ll be where the eagle’s flying higher and higher.

Gonna be your man in motion.

All I need is a pair of wheels.

Take me where the future’s lying: St. Elmo’s fire.

I can climb the highest mountain, cross the widest sea.

I can feel St. Elmo’s fire burning in me, burning in me.

Just once in his life a man has his time.

And my time is now; I’m comin’ alive.

I can see a new horizon underneath the blazing sky.

I’ll be where the eagle’s flying higher and higher.

Gonna be your man in motion.

All I need is a pair of wheels.

Take me where the future’s lying: St. Elmo’s fire.

I can hear the music playin’; I can see the banners fly.

Feel like a vet again. I hope I ain’t high!

Gonna be your man in motion; all I need is a pair of wheels.

David Essex Little Miss Sweetness

Now?

I’ve, been, looking at you

You’ve been looking back too

I know I’ve, got to get to you, sometime

Everybody say, you’ve got to stop wooh (ooooooh)

Ooh but what a lot she got

Oh, Miss Sweetness of mine (oh yeah)

See, her, walk on your street

As your looking so sweet

You know she, gonna get to you one time

She can she can make you feel good

Make ya feel like you should

Oh, Miss Sweetness of mine

Oh my Miss Sweetness

Sweetest honey in the tree ta me

I don’t know why you cry

Sing la da do ee da da da do lee

She will make you a fool

Make you break all the rule

Make you jump up and down

All the time

You will fall on your face

When you get that taste

Oh, Miss Sweetness your fine, yeah

Oh Miss Sweetness your fine

Oh my Miss Sweetness

Sweetest honey in the tree ta me

I don’t, know, why you cry

Sing la da da da da do de

I’ve been looking at you

You’ve been looking back too

I know I’ve got to get to you onetime

Everybody say you’ve got to stop

But what a lot she got

Oh Miss Sweetness of mine

Oh see her walk down your street

See her looking so sweet

You know, she gonna get to you one time

Oh she will make you feel good

Make ya feel like you should

Yeah she, my Miss Sweetness of mine

Oh she will make you a fool

Yes she’ll break all that rule

She gonna jump up and down

All the time time

Ah da da da da wow oh

Fall on your face

When ya, when ya get that taste

Of, Oh, Miss, Sweetness your (mine)

[excess scat singing]

David Essex Won’t Get Burned Again

Yes my yeah yeah

Once bitten but a, too shy

Say I won’t get burned again (ooh ooh)

I’m sickened by, your life

But I won’t be burned again (ooh ooh)

‘Cause I I I, I loved you girl

Yeah hey hey, say I do, a

Once bitten but a, too shy

I won’t get burned again (ooh ooh)

You walk out when I, I walk in

Won’t be your fool again (ooh ooh)

I still love you but I, I can’t win

Won’t be your fool again (ooh ooh)

But I I I, yes I love you girl

Yeah hey hey, say I do, Yeahhh

You walk out when I, I walk in

Won’t be your fool again (ooh ooh)

(ooh ooh)

(ooh ooh)

But I I I, I still love you girl

Yay hey hey, yes I do

I do

I do

Yeahhhhhh

I love you but I, I can’t win

Won’t be your fool again

(ooh ooh)

I love you but it’s too sad, yeah

Won, won’t get burned, a-g-g-g-g-gain

Won’t, won’t, won’t get burned again

Won’t, won’t, won’t get burned again

Won’t, won’t, won’t get burned again

Won’t, won’t, won’t get burned again

Won’t, won’t, won’t get burned again

Won’t, won’t, won’t get burned again

Won’t, won’t, won’t get burned again

Won’t, won’t, won’t get burned again

Won’t, won’t, won’t get burned again

Won’t, won’t, won’t get burned again

Won’t, won’t, won’t get burned again

David Essex Good Ol’ Rock & Roll

Like a schoolboy shakin’ and quakin’

(You feel them up for your rooms) [?]

Like a king’s jester

You made me fester

Teaching me to be your fool

Well you told me I got to be something

So I set for engineer

Well you gave a book, I gave you my look

I say get on outta here

And it was good ol’ rock’n’roll

That saved this beast and soul

It was good ol’ rock’n’roll

That dragged me from below

Well I needed to know the answer

But I didn’t get it from you

I was sick of fighting, fussing and fighting

I needed to get through

So I joined a rock’n’roll band

Now I’m the leader yes I am

Hey look a one in a mill shot

I’m making a deal ooh

Hey look out rockin’ band

And it was good ol’ rock’n’roll

That saved this beast and soul

It was good ol’ rock’n’roll

That dragged me from below

God bless Buddy Holly, peggy sue

God bless Eddie Cochran, summertime blues

God bless Little Richard, wop bop alu bop, wop bam boom

God bless you, rockin’ on too, rock on

It was good ol’ rock’n’roll

That saved this beast and soul

It was good ol’ rock’n’roll

That dragged me from below

And it was good ol’ rock’n’roll

That dragged me from from below

It was good ol’ rock’n’roll

That saved this beast and soul

It was good ol’ rock’n’roll

That saved this beast and soul

It was good ol’ rock’n’roll

Dragged me from below

It was good ol’ rock’n’roll

That saved this beasted soul

It was good ol’ rock’n’roll

That dragged me from below

It was good ol’ rock’n’roll

That dragged me from below

It was good ol’ rock’n’roll

That dragged me from below

It was good ol’ rock’n’roll

That dragged me from below

And it was good ol’ rock’n’roll

That saved this beasted soul

David Essex America

Flew out of London for the New York City

Ooh, look out boys a ’cause it looks so pretty

I’m in America, America-ca-ca, ahaha

Saw this nice man he came collect me from Kennedy

I said to DP is it New York City

He said America, America-ca-ca, aha

We’re in America, America-ca-ca, ahaha

Well I really didn’t wanna go there

But the man said (you gotta go)

Said I really didn’t wanna go there

‘Till I hit San Francisco

Well I landed in the desert in Phoenix

Drove out to K.U.P.D.

Say I landed in the desert in Phoenix

With the sun shinin’ down on me

(Hey now you know you’re in)

America, America-ca-ca, ahaha

Watch out!

America, black cadillac car

We’re in America, America-ca-ca, ahuha

Uh

Americaaaaaaaaahh

Americaaaaaaaaahh

Americaaaaaaaaahh

Black cadillac car America

Americaaaaaaaaahh