Thunder An Englishman On Holiday

Laying down in this Spanish bar, that last slammer hit me like a car

I’ve got the 6 a.m. Balearic blues, can’t even focus on my own tattoos

I had a fight with this German guy, I saw him give my little girl the eye

While he was trying hard to be so cool, I hit him with a stool

Oh yes, alright, I’ll be going all night

Gonna drink ’til they take me away, I’m an Englishman on holiday

Every year I get to do the same, I meet the boys and get on the plane

We like to sing and shout out “here we go”

‘Cos they’re the only words that we all know

We’ve got the loudest shirts you’ve ever seen

We’re gonna take the beaches like a team

We’ve got so much duty free to drink, enough to float a ship

Oh yeah alright, I’ll be going all night

So light the paper, get out of the way, I’m an Englishman on holiday

We never look for trouble at the start, but it always comes our way

We’ve got our pride and we just can’t walk away

This morning I woke up inside a cell

They dragged me screaming out of my hotel

I don’t remember what it was I did

But I’ve got this drummer banging in my head

I’ve got to get out ‘fore I miss the plane, next summer I’ll be back again

I’ll be fighting for the Union Jack, if they let me back

Oh yes, alright, I’ll be going all night

Gonna drink ’til they take me away, I’m an Englishman on holiday…

Thunder The Pimp And The Whore

If you wanna be special just listen to me

I’ll take you to the level where you wanna be

‘Cause I got my ducks in a row

And you’re young and you’re pretty

And stupid as far as I know

I’ll make the decisions, you’ll dance to my tune

While I count the money you preen and they swoon

With your naked ambition I’ll open the door

We need each other like a pimp and a whore, yeah

You’ve got one destination…celebrity

You’ll be the toast of the nation, you’ll live on TV, you will see

Can I make it clear from the start?

You don’t need an opinion as long as you look like the part

Come out of the closet, we’ll hit no. 1

You’ll be there for Christmas, by Spring you’ll be gone

You’d better believe it, it’s certain and sure

We need each other like a pimp and a whore

A man of vision, a man of style, well, that’s what they’re calling me

So hitch up your wagons and enjoy the ride

You can be who you wanna be

If you trust in me

You’re so young and you’re pretty

And stupid as far as I know

I’ll make the decisions, you’ll dance to my tune

While I count the money you preen and they swoon

With your naked ambition I’ll open the door

We need each other like a pimp and a whore

Come out of the closet, we’ll hit no. 1

You’ll be there for Christmas, by Spring you’ll be gone

You’d better believe it, it’s certain and sure

We need each other like a pimp and a whore

Yeah, we need each other like a pimp and a whore

Yeah, we’re gonna make lots of money

Yeah, we’re gonna make lots of money

We’re gonna make lots of money

We’re gonna make lots of money

We’re gonna make lots of money

Thunder Laughing On Judgement Day

There’s a man with a flash car living right next to me

He’s got so much, he keeps it under lock and key

And he don’t give a damn about the people he turns away

He’s too busy making money to give them the time of day

Gonna get a heart attack ‘cos he works late all the time

I swear he doesn’t know his kids, his wife thinks it’s a crime

It’s not the way for me, taking life so seriously

When the end comes I wanna be laughing on judgement day

I was thinking ’bout the time when I couldn’t afford a beer

And wondering why there’s so many women ’round here

Then the truth stepped up and hit me like a ton of lead

Now the children of the night want to know me, there’s a price upon my head

Well you know it makes me laugh ‘cos I’ve been around a while

I ought to make her happy before I’m out of style

‘Cos now I’ve got a dream to sell, she got her feet in the wishing well

Bite the apple and you get to hell, laughing on judgement day

I’m gonna laugh that day away

You know he’s gonna get a heart attack ‘cos he works late all the time

I swear he doesn’t know his kids, his wife thinks it’s a crime

It’s not the way for me, taking life so seriously

When the end comes I wanna be laughing on judgement day

‘Cos now I’ve got a dream to sell, she got her feet in the wishing well

Bite the apple and you get to hell, laughing on judgement day

I’m gonna laugh that day away

Thunder Just Another Suicide

Holed up on the tenth floor, listening to the radio

I heard it as the news broke, saw it on a tv-show

(You ought to be delighted)

(You should be excided) Yeah

(‘Cos you wanna know)what’s the word up on the inside?

(You wanna know)was it just another suicide?

(You wanna know)you’re always looking for that one dime head line

‘Cos it’s the only way you know

To hell with any consequence, you’re standing out there now

Shoot your bullet from the hip, just watch it all come down

(But you’re so short sighted)

(And they’re all invited)hey

(‘Cos you wanna know)who’s been living in the fastlane?

(You wanna know)underneath it you’re all the same!

(You wanna know)hurting people, it’s your full time campaign!

(‘Cos you wanna know) – every morning it’s the same thing

(You wanna know)you get a kick from the silver aim

(You wanna know)if you think we’re gonna drown in our sin

Then it’s the only way you know

(You ought to be delighted) mmm

(You should be excided)Yeah

(But you’re so short sighted)

(And they’re all invited)hey

Mmm

(‘Cos you wanna know)what’s the word up on the inside?

(You wanna know)was it just another suicide?

(You wanna know)you’re always looking for that one damn head line

‘Cos it’s the only way you’ll know

(‘Cos you wanna know)who’s been living in the fastlane?

(You wanna know)underneath it you’re all the same!

(You wanna know)hurting people, it’s your full time campaign!

‘Cause it’s the only way you know

Thunder Stormwater

Bad days are coming

Preacher said

Dark clouds dawning

Trouble up ahead

Board up you window

Take your families

Put gas in the pickup

Get out of New Orleans

U.S. Highway 61

Don’t look back now

Drive until you’re gone

Oh, stormwater

Driving me from my home

Flee

Across the state line

Far from everything I know

Oh. stormwater

Rising with the hurricane

When you’re gone

From where I belong

I will be back again

No time for thinking

No time to waste

It’s time enough for leaving

None to hesitate

Some folks saying

The weather man’s wrong

Taking their chances

But me, I’m gonna run

All my senses are telling me

Something’s coming I don’t wanna see

Oh, stormwater

I know that you’re gonna come

High

Over the levee

Blocking out the sky and sun

Oh. stormwater

Sweeping us all aside

Nature’s angry with the city

Only God knows why

Take U.S. Highway 61

Don’t look back now

Drive until you’re gone

Oh, stormwater

Driving me from my home

Flee

Across the state line

Far from everything I know

Oh. stormwater

Rising with the hurricane

Nature’s angry with the city

God knows why

You’ll be gone

From where I belong

I will be back some time

Thunder Love Sucks

Everyday, I see that tortured face

A broken picture with no sound

Tossed by the sea

A grown up on the beach

Another heart that’s run aground

But nothing ever changes

No one ever learns

I was once that soldier

And ever since it burns

Can you blame me it if I think that love sucks?

Every time it lets you down

Every time you get messed around

Can I help it if I think that love sucks?

No matter what you say boy

I gotta tell ya love sucks

Is it me, am I the only fool to see?

Has the whole world gone awry?

I’d be insane

To make the same mistake again

And something tells me I’m gonna try

God knows why

A little self-delusion

A little too much wine

Then I’m Valentino

And I’m temporary blind

Can you blame me it if I think that love sucks?

It’s nothing more that a cheap old trick

So why does everybody pay for it?

Can I help it if I think that love sucks?

No matter what you say girl

I gotta tell ya love sucks

So devious and sly

It’ll stop at nothing

You’ll believe that you can fly

It’ll welcome you inside

For a bittersweet intricacy

Tragic carpet ride

Nothing ever changes

No one ever learns

I was once that soldier

And ever since it burns

Can you blame me it if I think that love sucks?

Every time it lets you down

Anytime you get messed around

Can I help it if I think that love sucks?

Yes it does

Can I help it if I think that love sucks?

No matter what you say boy

Love sucks

No matter what you say girl

Love sucks

It’s a grand illusion

Conspiracy

Perpetrated by the chosen few

Who know the truth

That love sucks

Thunder Serpentine

If you’ve got time enough to kill

There’s a house upon the hill

Where a gentleman can while away the hours

Step in out of the rain

Hang your coat and rack your cane

Take your seat up at the bar and smell

the flowers

Ah ah ah, ah ah ah

Ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah

She will welcome you in

She won’t ask where you’ve been

She won’t judge you when you tell her

your desires

She’ll take your hand and lead you down

To her dungeon underground

Obey her and she’ll put out all your fires

‘Cause I love my Serpentine

She’s my Cruella divine

I love her so

I love my Serpentine

She’s a torch, she’s a guide

Lighting up your darker side

She’ll open every locked room in your head

Don’t resist, don’t refuse

‘Cause there’s a safe word you can use

Should the needle go to far into the red

That’s why I love my Serpentine

She’s my nemesis sublime

I love her so

I love my Serpentine

Thunder Preachin From A Chair

I’m sorry I don’t hate the world.

I’m afraid that I’m not disturbed.

I’m sorry, that I don’t do drugs, I hope you understand.

I can’t talk my life in hell, or a suicide attempt that did not go well,

no life of crime , no misery. What you see is what you get.

And I don’t believe in dwelling on a darkest side,

coz there is enough bad new on the television every night.

So I don’t need , need some little punk who’s latest star,

telling me over and over again, life is such a drag

when you’re in a band.

What is it coming to, when everyone’s talking through their heads.

And we all heard it all before.

What happened to honesty? The way that it looks to me.

Is everybody’s in in it trying to get somewhere.

And trying to justify it, PREACHING FROM A CHAIR.

Please forgive me if the clothes’s ain’t right.

I wouldn’t want you hanging with uncool guy.

No flanell shirt and no tattoos, maybe I should grow a beard.

Don’t ya tell me what I oghta think.

Which cigarettes to smoke and what I oughta drink.

Don’t judge me by the way I look, coz the clothes don’t make the man.

I’m not about to be slave to a book of rules.

Don’t want to spend my life trying to be somebody else.

I’d be wrong to believe, in every word that I ever read.

You can’t fool all the people all of the time.

One man’s opinion, is another man lie.

The makers of taste will be, patronising you and me forever.

And it’s always been the same.

You’ll enter the twilight zone, if you don’t keep your mind your own.

I shouldn’t let it get to me, but I don’t care.

I can’t stomach bullshit, when it’s PREACHING FROM A CHAIR.

I’m sorry that I like the sun.

I’m sorry to say I don’t want to own a gun.

Coz if my number’s up that’s alright, sometime we all got to go.

So many version of the world outside.

Reality is getting hard to find.

So many people with an axe to grind.

It’s hard to know who to believe.

Don’t lecture me, untill you know what truth is,

take a good look inside before you critise everyone else.

Your jealousy ain’t enough to a reason to justify

to telling me where I went wrong.

So don’t try to do it.

Cuz all you ever do is, sing the same old song.

And noone want’s the hear,

PREACHING FROM A CHAIR.

Thunder Castles In The Sand

There must have been a moment

A second or a time

When I didn’t look up

Or I missed some kind of sign

Turned the wrong direction

When she was just an inch away

Like a missed connection

And my future slipped away

There’s been times when I feel like I’m conspired against by fate

It’s almost bad enough to make me hate

I’m sick of building castles in the sand

Waiting for another fake to break my promised land

I’ve been looking for the real thing in a lonely one night stand

Just building castles in the sand

Cos it terrifies me, ending up alone

And it walks beside me, the ghost of chances gone

Did I have it, did I let it go,

Or close the door to fast?

Is there an answer locked up in my past

In my past…

I’m sick of building castles in the sand

Waiting for another fake to break my promised land

I’ve been looking for the real thing in a lonely one night stand

Just building castles in the sand

I’ve been dying, I’ve been living alone so long

Going over and over the reasons, but I can’t find a thing that’s wrong

In my mind all the evidence seems to say

I wouldn’t even know it if she walked right in today

I’m sick of building castles in the sand

Waiting for another fake to break my promised land

I’ve been looking for the real thing in a lonely one night stand

Just building castles in the sand

Thunder Gimme Some Lovin’

Well, my temperature’s rising and my feet are on the floor

Twenty people knocking ’cause they’re wanting some more

Let me in, baby, I don’t know what you’ve got

But you’d better take it easy, this place is hot

I’m so glad we made it, I’m so glad we made it

You’ve gotta gimme some lovin’ (gimme some lovin’)

Gimme some lovin’ (gimme gimme some lovin’)

Gimme some lovin’ every day

Well, I feel so good, everything is sounding hot

Better take it easy ’cause the place is on fire

Been a hard day and I don’t know what to do

Wait a minute, baby, it could happen to you

I’m so glad we made it, I’m so glad we made it

You’ve gotta gimme some lovin’ (gimme some lovin’)

Gimme some lovin’ (gimme gimme some lovin’)

Gimme some lovin’ every day

Well, I feel so good, everybody’s getting high

Better take it easy ’cause the place is on fire

Been a hard day and nothing went too good

Now I’m gonna relax, honey, everybody should

I’m so glad we made it, I’m so glad we made it

You’ve gotta gimme some lovin’ (gimme some lovin’)

Gimme some lovin’ (gimme gimme some lovin’)

Gimme some lovin’ every day

Gimme some lovin’ (gimme some lovin’) I need it

(Gimme gimme some lovin’) I need it

Ooh, gimme some lovin’, every day, every day