The Enemy Get Up And Dance

In a dirty old bar

In a troubled town

Where you watch your step

And you keep your eyes down

Friend of a friend

Opened my mind

He’s about to turn a lonely life

Over again

Over and over and over

And over again

With a brilliant mind

And your beautiful face

Took all my furniture

And threw it away

And all my hope

Has been restored

Where once was fear

Now there is love

Over again

And over and over and over

And over again

You can’t live on memories where memories fade

This is a song so you’ll get up, get up and dance in the morning

A smile on your face

This is a song so you’ll get up, get up and dance

Get up and dance

In a dirty old bar

In a troubled town

There’s a place where I

I wanna sit down

Make our plans

For when we’re grown

We can build a life

Caught in a hole

Over again

And over and over and over

And over again

You can’t live on memories where memories fade

This is a song so you’ll get up, get up and dance in the morning

A smile on your face

This is a song so you’ll get up, get up and dance

And I crack my back working for somewhere to stay

And I’ll never stop searching to find us a way

You can’t live on memories where memories fade

This is a song so you’ll get up, get up and dance in the morning

A smile on your face

This is a song so you’ll get up, get up and dance [x2]

The Enemy Be Somebody

You know there’s no such thing as a free meal, and they’re ent no future in British steel

Know the only thing which really makes us smile is a joke and a laugh and a night on the tiles

No one ever gives you anything for free, unless you start sleeping with the bbc

Nigel got a job in the city, works in the department store

Slogging his guts out, all through the week

Looking forward to the weekend score

But tonight he’s gunna be somebody, dancing his heart out with a local girl

She doesn’t care whether he’s got no money

There’s more to life then they teach you at school

And tonight’s he’s gunna reach somebody, falling in love with a local girl

She’s doesn’t care whether he’s got no money

She know he’s got a heart of solid gold

Solid gold, solid gold

You know there’s no such thing as a ticket to ride or satisfaction without a sacrifice

The only thing which is only true about life, is that the older you get the more you compromise

No ones gunna hand it to you on a plate, you gotta give give give before you take take take

Nigel got a job in the city, works in the department store

Thought his future was as good as sorted but he’s happy in his little world

But tonight he’s gunna be somebody

Dancing his heart out with a local girl, she doesn’t care whether he’s got no money

There’s more to life then they teach you at school

And tonight’s he’s gunna reach somebody, falling in love with a local girl

She’s doesn’t care whether he’s got no money

She know he’s got a heart of solid gold

Solid gold, solid gold

Be somebody, be somebody, be somebody, be somebody

Be somebody, be somebody, be somebody, be somebody

Solid gold, solid gold, solid gold

The Enemy Don’t Break The Red Tape

Welcome to England, there is no fun, where there is no choice for any of us

where there is no left there is no right

new labours a joke just another thatcherite

Don’t break the red tape, don’t break the red tape

try and stop us try and stop us try and stop us don’t

try and stop us try and stop us try and stop us don’t

try and stop us try and stop us try and stop us don’t

try and stop us!

Welcome to England where there is no love, where the dreams of children vanish in the dust

where the young and old die living in their sleep, and the only excitements supermarket sweep

Don’t break the red tape, don’t break the red tape

try and stop us try and stop us try and stop us don’t

try and stop us try and stop us try and stop us don’t

try and stop us try and stop us try and stop us don’t

try and stop us!

Don’t break the red tape, don’t break the red tape

Don’t break the red tape, don’t break the red tape

try and stop us try and stop us try and stop us don’t

try and stop us try and stop us try and stop us don’t

try and stop us try and stop us try and stop us don’t

try and stop us!

Shut up, sit down and listen

Shut up, sit down and listen

Shut up, sit down and listen

Shut up, sit down and listen

SHUT UP

The Enemy 2 Kids

On the last day of school your best friend told you

We’ll have it all, we’ll have a ball when we’re older

Life is short

Shorter than they say

You can never take

Take our memories away

Two kids in a dirty old flat

She can never look back

Four years and a thousand beers

That we’ll never get back

Life is short

Shorter than the say

You can never take

Take our memories away

On your first day of work your best friend told you

We’ll have it all, we’ll have a ball when we’re older

Life is good

Better than they say

They’ll never take

Take our memories away

Two kids in a dirty old flat

She can never look back

Four years and a thousand beers

That we’ll never get back

Two kids in a dirty old flat

She can never look back

Four years and a thousand beers

That we’ll never get back

Life is good

Better than they say

They’ll never take

Take our memories away

Two kids in a dirty old flat

She can never look back

Four years and a thousand beers

That we’ll never get back

Two kids in a dirty old flat

She can never look back

Four years and a thousand beers

That we’ll never get back

The Enemy Five Years

Pushing thru the market square, so many mothers sighing

News had just come over, we had five years left to cry in

News guy wept and told us, earth was really dying

Cried so much his face was wet, then I knew he was not lying

I heard telephones, opera house, favourite melodies

I saw boys, toys, electric irons and t.v.s

My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare

I had to cram so many things to store everything in there

And all the fat-skinny people, and all the tall-short people

And all the nobody people, and all the somebody people

I never thought I’d need so many people

A girl my age went off her head, hit some tiny children

If the black hadn’t a-pulled her off, I think she would have killed them

A soldier with a broken arm, fixed his stare to the wheels of a Cadillac

A cop knelt and kissed the feet of a priest, and a queer threw up at the sight of that

I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour, drinking milk shakes, cold and long

Smiling and waving and looking so fine, don’t think

You knew you were in this song

And it was cold and it rained so I felt like an actor

And I thought of ma and I wanted to get back there

Your face, your race, the way that you talk

I kiss you, you’re beautiful, I want you to walk

We’ve got five years, stuck on my eyes

Five years, what a surprise

We’ve got five years, my brain hurts a lot

Five years, that’s all we’ve got

We’ve got five years, what a surprise

Five years, stuck on my eyes

We’ve got five years, my brain hurts a lot

Five years, that’s all we’ve got

We’ve got five years, stuck on my eyes

Five years, what a surprise

We’ve got five years, my brain hurts a lot

Five years, that’s all we’ve got

We’ve got five years, what a surprise

We’ve got five years, stuck on my eyes

We’ve got five years, my brain hurts a lot

Five years, that’s all we’ve got

Five years

Five years

Five years

Five years

The Enemy Keep Losing

Tired of the same old places

Cold conversations and heartless faces

It’s hard when you’re young

It’s too late when you’re old

You give all you’ve got

Then your leave in a box

You make mistakes along the way

And you’ll pay and you’ll pay

You might make somebody smile

You might meet somebody worthwhile

Tired of the same old lines

And chords then never quite sit right

Another line on the road

Another string to te bow

Another twenty regrets

Another night to forget

You’ve made mistakes along the way

And the band begins to play

They might make somebody smile

They might sing something worthwhile

Keep losing

Keep boozing

Keep living

Keep forgetting

Keep learning

Never stop burning

Keep earning

It never stops hurting

Keep losing

Keep boozing

Keep living

Keep forgetting

Keep learning

Never stop burning

Keep earning

It never stops hurting

Keep losing

Keep on boozing

The places we go and the people we know

Keep living

Carry on forgiving

All that we’ve seen everything we believe

Keep learning

Never stops burning

Ones that we lost but we never forget

Keep earning

It never stops hurting

The child in your soul

That never grows old

The Enemy Sing When You’re In Love

On dance floors from London to Liverpool

in the dark of the night, when the air is cool

out in the street in the pouring rain

in a concrete jungle that echo’s your name

In a hundred hotel rooms

where a few hundred sleep

in a thousand cheap boozes, where young lovers meet

in the million miles of traffic jams, we waste away time

in a single sad movement, when we say our goodbyes

Sing When You’re In Love, Sing When You’re out of love

Sing When You’re In Love, Sing When You’re out of love

Sing in your bedroom when you go home

through the broken door to your broken home

sing to the memory of a different past

Sing to yourself and a bottom of a glass

Sing when you’re in love, sing When you’re out of love

Sing when you’re in love, sing when you’re out of love

Sing when you’re in love, you’re in love, you’re in love, sing when you’re out of love

Sing When you’re in love, you’re in love, you’re in love, sing when you’re out of love

Now watch us fall apart, here we go,

now watch us fall apart here we go

Now watch us fall apart

Every tear in your eye,

every lump in your throat

every beat in your heart

that won’t let you let go

The Enemy Elephant Song

Ever feel so small

Stood in a world that owes you nothing at all

Concrete up to the sky

And a million people living a lie

And a million people living a lie

Living a lie

Living a lie

Living a lie

So sing along

With the Elephant Song

So sing along

With the Elephant Song

Ever feel so small

Stood in a world that owes you nothing at all

Concrete up to the sky

And a million people living a lie

Ever feel so small

Stood in a world that owes you nothing at all

Concrete up to the sky

And a million people waiting to die

A million people living a lie

A million people waiting to die

A million people living a lie

So sing along

With the Elephant Song

So sing along

With the Elephant Song

So sing along

With the Elephant Song

The Enemy Don’t Let Nothing Get In The Way

Beautiful morning with a blood red sky

Man with a briefcase asks you why

He doesn’t know that today’s the day

That the brothers and sisters come together again

They got no morals, they got no code

They got no names for the places they go

They wanna rob you, wanna steal your soul, but ya

You gotta fight for the ones you love, singing

Don’t let nothing get in the way, hey

Don’t let nothing get in the way

Don’t let nothing get in the way, hey

Don’t let nothing get in the way

Beautiful girl with the blood red eyes

Mother and father asked her why

They didn’t know that today’s the day

That the brothers and sisters join together again

They got no morals, they got no code

They got no names for the places they go

They wanna rob you, wanna steal your soul, but ya

You got to fight for the ones you love, singing

Don’t let nothing get in the way, hey

Don’t let nothing get in the way

Don’t let nothing get in the way, hey

Don’t let nothing get in the way

Don’t let nothing get in the way

Don’t let nothing get in the way

Don’t let nothing get in the way

Don’t let nothing get in the way

Ohhhh ohhhh

You gotta fight for the ones you love

Ohhhh ohhhh

You gotta fight for the ones you love

Don’t let nothing get in the way, hey

Don’t let nothing get in the way

Don’t let nothing get in the way, hey

Don’t let nothing get in the way

The Enemy Make A Man

Maybe it’s to early

Maybe it’s to late

Maybe it’s just around the corner

But I don’t wanna wait

Maybe there’s a reason

Maybe there’s a plan

Maybe I’m heathen

Maybe I’m mad

It’s only me hat thinks it’s all a lie

I woke up in world war something

Lost my feeling I got nothing

Make a man

If you can

Of this boy

In your hands

Maybe there’s no reason

Maybe there’s no rhyme

Maybe when you’re on your knees

You’re wasting precious time

Maybe it’s a joke and it’s on you

Maybe you should stop and look around

I woke up in world war something

Lost my feeling I got nothing

Make a man

If you can

Of this boy

In your hands

When you know it it’s over

When it’s over it’s over

When you know it it’s over

When it’s over it’s over

When you know it it’s over

When it’s over it’s over

When you know it it’s over-

When it’s over it’s oh…

I woke up in world war something

Lost my feeling I got nothing