Status Quo I Knew The Bride

Well the bride looked a picture in the gown that her momma wore

When she was married herself nearly twenty-seven years before

They had to change the style a little but it looked just fine

Stayed up all night but they got it finished just in time

Now on the arm of her daddy she’s walking down the aisle

And she catches my eye and she gives me a secret smile

Maybe it’s too old-fashioned but we were once close friends

But the way she looks today she never could have then

Well I can see her now in her tight blue jeans

Pumping all her money in the record machine

Spinning like a top, you shoulda seen her go

I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

Now a proud daddy only wanna give his little girl the best

So he put down a grand on a cosy little lovers nest

You could have called the reception an unqualified success

And a posh hotel for a hundred and fifty guests

Well I can see her now drinking with the boys

Breaking their hearts like they were toys

She used to love to party, she used to love to go

I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

Well I can see her now with her headphones on

Jumping up and down to her favourite song

She used to love to party, she used to wanna go

I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

Take a look at the bridegroom smiling pleased as pie

Shaking hands all round with a glassy look in his eye

He got a real good job and the shirt and tie is nice

But I remember a time when she would never even look at him twice

Well I can see her now drinking with the boys

Breaking their hearts like they were toys

She used to love to party, she used to love to go

I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

Status Quo Lucinda

Lucinda I’ve got to to be your man

Lucinda nobody understands

Fine from her hair

To the ends of her toes

Where does she come from

Nobody knows

Lucinda she’s a maniac

Lucinda got a tattoo on her back

Drink a case of beer

A vat of wine

Knock you out

You cross the line

Lucinda you made me a sinner

Lucinda you made me a sinner

Lucinda the only game in town

Lucinda never let you down

I’m in deep I’m in trouble

‘Cos she can swallow you up

Blow you out in a bubble

Lucinda you made me a sinner

Lucinda you made me a sinner

Lucinda you know you drive me wild

Lucinda I’m gonna leave my wife and child

She the only one that can wind me up

She gotta be drinking frim the devil’s cup

Lucinda you made me a sinner

Lucinda you made me a sinner

Lucinda you made me a sinner

Lucinda you made me a sinner

Status Quo Accident Prone

I’m a lay-by lover and you’re just another

Who just wants to hit and run

Now you’re on your own ‘cos I’m accident prone

And I hope that you have your fun

They say the devil loves his own and lady you just got to roll

He drives your modus-operandi, well lady you don’t get this soul

What you call love I can’t take no more

Go knock on someone else’s door

I’m a lay-by lover and you’re just another

Who just wants to hit and run

Now you’re on your own ‘cos I’m accident prone

And I hope that you have your fun

‘Cos you specialise in your own kind of lies

Baby, you just hit and run

I just wanna say you keep driving that way

And one day you will be undone

I tried to love you my way but lady you just wouldn’t slow down

You drove right on through me when other guys came around

What you call love wouldn’t give to a stray

I wouldn’t treat a dog that way

I’m a lay-by lover and you’re just another

Who just wants to hit and run

Now you’re on your own ‘cos I’m accident prone

And I hope that you have your fun

‘Cos you specialize in your own kind of lies

Baby you just hit and run

I just wanna say you keep driving that way

And one day you will be undone

One day you’ll have to slow down and lady it could be too late

You keep on accelerating and lady I can see your fate

No one wants a second-hand car

They know it’s been pushed too far

I’m a lay-by lover and you’re just another

Who just wants to hit and run

Now you’re on your own ‘cos I’m accident prone

And I hope that you have your fun

‘Cos you specialize in your own kind of lies

Baby you just hit and run

You’re dragging me down with this riding around

And one day you will be undone

I’m a lay-by lover and you’re just another

Who just wants to hit and run

Now you’re on your own ‘cos I’m accident prone

And I hope that you have your fun

Status Quo Forty-Five Hundred Times

There’s nobody on the end of my line

I’m in time but somebody’s missing

Maybe I can find a hand for my hand

If I find a well for my wishing

Be my friend, be my friend

It gets lonely on a table for two

Laughing on your own can be no fun

Even people that are talking to you

Remind you that you’re really with no-one

Be my friend, be my friend

Take me over like a thing from the past

Lots of people wishing they’d been there

No-one knowing just how long it would last

But I’m sitting still here in my chair

Be my friend, be my friend

Forty-five hundred times I told you how much I care

Forty-five hundred times I told you how much I care

Problems halved are the problems that we can share

White lies in our eyes, together not really there

Forty-five hundred times I told you you can lean on me

Forty-five hundred times I told you you can lean on me

Though it’s taken a long time for you to see

Where we’re at is the right place for us to be

I sure want to stay here, it sure feels fine

I feel I could be here a long long time

Now that I’ve made it, I don’t want to fade it

Now that I’ve made it with you

We came a long way, a slow way too

Up from the down way and back to you

Now that I’ve made it I don’t want to fade it

Now that I’ve made it with you

Status Quo Ol’ Rag Blues

When you look into a mirror tell me what do you see?

Is it Pictures of Lily crying, you know what I mean?

I’ve been livin’ high, I’ve been livin’ low

Like a bird in the sky this is the way to go

What you gonna do with those faded blues you wear?

What you gonna do with those ol’ rag blues?

What you gonna do with those ol’ blue jeans you wear?

Ol’ rag blues, ol’ rag blues, ol’ rag blues

Did you think it was forever? Well now you know

The summer sun keeps shining, shine through the blue

I’ve been livin’ high, I’ve been livin’ low

Never give up tryin’, oh no, no, no

What you gonna do with those faded blues you wear?

What you gonna do with those ol’ rag blues?

What you gonna do with those ol’ blue jeans you wear?

Ol’ rag blues, ol’ rag blues, ol’ rag blues

I can hear you callin’ somewhere in the blue

Can you hear me callin’ for you? For you?

What you gonna do with those ol’ blue jeans you wear?

Ol’ rag blues, ol’ rag blues, ol’ rag blues

Status Quo Belavista Man

I got a room with a view from the mountain to the sea

It’s blowin cold outside but I’m as warm as I can be

Got a painting by da vinci on my door

Got a tiger hide done lying on the floor

I’m the bella vista man

I need a bella vista woman

Don’t need no pills no aphrodisiac

I’m looking for some brand new scratch marks on my back

So if you wear a little dress that starts late ends early

I can be the doctor you can be the nursey

I’m the bella vista man

I need a bella vista woman

Bella vista woman

I’m gonna advertise my vacancy

Cos I need a partner on the board of my company

When word gets around there’s gonna be a rush

So get in early, get in touch

I’m gonna advertise my vacancy

Cos I need a partner on the board of my company

When word gets around there’s gonna be a rush

So get in early, get in touch

I got a room with a view from the mountain to the sea

And all I need right now is that special company

I’m the bella vista man

I need a bella vista woman

I’m the bella vista man

I need a bella vista woman

Status Quo Little Dreamer

You’re a dreamer, a pretty little dreamer

I couldn’t leave you, I really couldn’t leave you

You didn’t gimme gimme time to beat the fever

I’ve got the fever, I couldn’t beat the fever

Just listen while I’m talking to you all night long

Right or wrong, listen to me all night long

I’m never gonna waste time crying all night long

Right or wrong, I won’t be crying all night long

You’re a dreamer, a pretty little dreamer

I couldn’t leave you, I really couldn’t leave you

You didn’t gimme gimme time to beat the fever

I’ve got the fever, I couldn’t beat the fever

You’re a dreamer, a pretty little dreamer

I couldn’t leave you, I really couldn’t leave you

You didn’t gimme gimme time to beat the fever

I’ve got the fever, I couldn’t beat the fever

I’ve waited long enough I reckon on my own

Tried to phone, tried to phone but you’re not home

I’m thinking while I try and reason what went wrong

Something’s gone, ain’t no good in hanging on

You’re a dreamer, a pretty little dreamer

I couldn’t leave you, I really couldn’t leave you

You didn’t gimme gimme time to beat the fever

I’ve got the fever, the fever for the dreamer

You didn’t gimme gimme time to beat the fever

I’ve got the fever, the fever for the dreamer

You didn’t gimme gimme time to beat the fever

I’ve got the fever, a fever for the dreamer

You didn’t gimme gimme

You didn’t gimme gimme

You didn’t gimme gimme

Status Quo Someone’s Learning

All around an open fire, no-one’s got a name

The flame is getting higher and higher, nothing’s quite the same

But someone’s learning, the fire keeps burning

Someone’s learning, the fire keeps burning

In the night three children died, now, all were under five

That’s alright, God’s on our side, now, our religious right

And someone’s learning, someone’s learning

The world keeps turning, and someone’s learning

Someone made a big mistake, now, that will never do

Show him what we think about it, read it in the news

And someone’s learning, someone’s learning

The world keeps turning, and someone’s learning

Status Quo Paradise Flats

She was sold at the paradise flats

Tell me, what d’you think of that?

No goodbye, just a pat on the back

Well I know she’s made her mind up

That she don’t need me around

I’m trying just to see what you’re trying to do to me

Your trying to screw me down

Right through the ground oh yeah

In paradise flats there’s rooms for hire,

No-one cares who you are

You won’t come back, it’s too late now

You’ve been seen too much

I know what you are

You won’t come back, no you won’t come back

Well I know she’s made her mind up

That she don’t need me around

Oh I’m trying just to see what you’re trying to do to me

Your trying to screw me down

Right through the ground oh yeah

Status Quo Shy Fly

Come let me take you, said tiger to the fly

You’ll never make me, said fly, I’m rather shy

I’m gonna get you, said tiger with a glare

His eyes were a shining, but fly she was aware

Shy fly keep on smiling, yes, keep on smiling every day

Shy fly keep on smiling, gonna keep on smiling every day

Shy fly keep on smiling, you’re gonna keep on smiling every day

Miss Fly and Tiger turn each other on

But teasing and back-biting makes loving much more fun

Fly gets him together, and Tiger thinks he’s won

But Fly, she keeps on smiling, he’s not the only one

Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha

Shy fly keep on smiling, and keep on smiling every day

Shy fly keep on smiling, well you keep on smiling every day

Shy fly keep on smiling, gonna keep on smiling every day

Shy fly keep on smiling, gonna keep on smiling every day

Shy fly keep on smiling, you’re gonna keep on smiling every day

Shy fly keep on smiling, gonna keep on smiling every day

Shy fly keep on smiling…