Time For Action

Written by Dave Cairns

 

 

Standing in the shadows,

Where the in-crowd meet

We're all dressed up for the evening

We hate the punk elite (who are the punk elite)

So take me to your leader

Because its time you realised...

CHORUS

That this is the time

This is the time for action (time for action)

This is the time to be seen (time to be seen)

This is the time for action

Time to be seen

They can laugh in our face

Cos we know we're right

Looking good's the answer

And living by night

So take me to your leader

Because its time you realised...

REPEAT CHORUS

Look at Sweet Julia

Speeding on the late night train

They're laughing at the way she dresses

Too smart and clean

But she don't care

because she know's she's right

And you know we're only two steps away

REPEAT CHORUS AS LIB TO FADE

One Day In Your Life

Written by Page/Cairns

One day, you may have it all your own way
And live the life you choose
And think you understand
The meaning of it all

But don’t close your eyes
There’s a whole wide world
Just waiting for you

Where is the moment you were waiting for
When you walk through your God’s door?
Is it what you’ve lived your whole life for
Life everlasting or darkness ever more?

But don’t close your eyes
There’s a whole wide world
Just waiting for you

(and I believe that)

Chorus
One Day, in your life you’ll realise
The reason why you’re here
One Day, in your life you’ll realise
The reason why you’re here


Church bells are ringing out for you
The Sunday morning call
To lay your life right down
Your God just takes it all

But don’t close your eyes
There’s a whole wide world
Just waiting for you

(and I believe that)

Chorus Repeat

Did you ever stop to think about the world as a whole?
Do you ever think about your life beyond your front door?

(and I believe that)

Chorus Repeat

Shake and Shout

(Cairns and Page)

 

Glad Just to be alive

So much I wanna say

Young and Proud of a brand new sound

so much music to be made

If you don't like it

You know what you can do

You just can't stop us

Cause we know about people like you

CHORUS

Love me or leave me

You gotta believe me

I stand for here and now

Love me or Leave me

Youve got to believe me

Cant stop me anyhow

You gotta shake and shout,shake and shout

Shake and shout you gotta shake and shout

Shake! shake! shake! shake! Shout shout shout shout

We all hold the world

In our hands

Shakin' and shouting

In a tonic teenage romance

Laughin' at the incrowd freaks

Laugh in their face

To leave them crying about the good old days

REPEAT CHORUS

 

 

Glory Boys

(Cairns/Page)

 

I'm just another Glory Boy

So scared of getting old

Shout hurrah for us Glory Boys

With eyes of lead and hearts of Gold!

 

Hey Dont Crowd me

I wanna be second to none

Hey won't you give me a break

Im gonna be the only one

see us roaming those London Streets

Feel those lasting stares look on old fashioned feet

CHORUS

Cause we're the Glory Boys

So scared of getting old

We're the Glory Boys

we may look cold but our hearts are gold.

You look at me boy you tryin' to match my stare

Dont you know Im a Glory Boy?

I can cut you down by combing my hair

Nothing touches a Glory Boy

We look too good for you

If you wanna know about us

You gotta be one too

REPEAT CHORUS

We're the new fashion kings

Iced cold stares and clothes so neat

We've seen the darker side of life

New found kings of the street

Glory Girl on your arm

You're so young and proud

Ain't no in crowd freak ever gonna knock us down

CHORUS

My World

(Dave Cairns)

I can feel that taste for life slipping away,
And striking the lost chord I find nothing new to say
Someone told me all dressed with nowhere to go,
I should have that sinking feeling, my head hung low,


Chorus
But this is my world today
My world your living in every day
And this is my world today
And I couldn’t have it any other way
In my world

Well the mind has its reasons for talking aloud
But when people turn and stare, I feel so proud
The things they say won’t come as any surprise
In an instant they become distant cries

Chorus
But this is my world today
My world your living in every day
And this is my world today
And I couldn’t have it any other way
In my world, my world, my world, my world today
Forever and ever,
Forever and ever,

(Middle 8 sax Break)


Chorus
But this is my world today
My world your living in every day
And you are my world today
And I couldn’t have it any other way
In my world, your world, my world, your world today
In my world, In my world, In my world.

Ride

(Ian Page)

I was standing at the point of no return,
It was further to go back than go on and I’ve learned,
I don’t have to be a prisoner of the past,
This is my Great Escape, I’ve got to move fast,
Trail of bridges burning behind me
If the past wants to catch me ,its gonna have to find me,
If life is a journey, I’m a man on the run
My desire is the fire of the rising of the sun

And I Ride…..

The City of dreams lies broken behind me
It’s a pity it seems those dreams died inside me
I won’t cry for what life has denied me
Wheels of fire burn the devil’s highway
On the Avenue of dreams is the road I keep my eye on
New hope dawns on a far horizon
Got to keep moving, moving fast
My desire is the ride from my future’s past

And I Ride….

There are High roads, Low Roads, Crossroads
With nowhere to go
I see Freeways, Highways, By-ways
Nothing stands in my way

And I Ride….

I Could Be You

(Cairns/Page)

Everyone's a hero now,

No matter who no matter how,

A thousand voices shout as one

Look at me I'm number one.

Chorus

I could be you

If I wanted to

I could be you

,If I wanted to

A thousand voices call my name,

All shout at once it sounds the same.

Look at me in my uniform Inside the

crowd where it's safe and warm

If you saw the eyes behind their cries you'd know,

Why the people in a crowd feel so alone.

Chorus

I could be you If wanted to.

I could be you,

If I wanted to

 

 

 

Glory Boys

(Cairns/Page)

 

I'm just another Glory Boy

So scared of getting old

Shout hurrah for us Glory Boys

With eyes of lead and hearts of Gold!

 

Hey Dont Crowd me

I wanna be second to none

Hey won't you give me a break

Im gonna be the only one

see us roaming those London Streets

Feel those lasting stares look on old fashioned feet

CHORUS

Cause we're the Glory Boys

So scared of getting old

We're the Glory Boys

we may look cold but our hearts are gold.

You look at me boy you tryin' to match my stare

Dont you know Im a Glory Boy?

I can cut you down by combing my hair

Nothing touches a Glory Boy

We look too good for you

If you wanna know about us

You gotta be one too

REPEAT CHORUS

We're the new fashion kings

Iced cold stares and clothes so neat

We've seen the darker side of life

New found kings of the street

Glory Girl on your arm

You're so young and proud

Ain't no in crowd freak ever gonna knock us down

CHORUS

One Voice In The Darkness

Cairns/Page

One voice and the sound of silent screaming,
No choice from the floor right to the ceiling,
Hold on to the handle in the station
A thought train is a one track situation.

Is this real life can the movie keep on running?
Are those real people the madmen keep on gunning

Chorus

One voice in the darkness can sing into the light,
One face among the faceless can put our wrongs to right
Burning so bright.

Freeze frame living unthinking, unforgiving
A white light vision of our tangled today's,
I'm hiding and I'm hoping that though my fear is showing,
It won't give me away.

Stop the world spinning I want to get on, My feet are on the ground but this is dirt I'm standing on

Chorus Repeat

 

What was the inspiration for Soho Dreams?

"Note the two references to "City of Dreams" in this and
"Ride"." Soho Dreams" is meant to be the first track of the album of the same name & "Ride" the last. Not that people listen to albums in sequence any more.

Think what an i-pod does to the Quadrophenia album.

Anyway... "

Ian Page

 

Soho Dreams

Still the red light burns,
Where the sleaze and the business meet.
The soft tread of the midnight turns
Of the boys and girls on Old Compton St
The Faces may change
But the song remains the same
Where the homeless and the heartless roam,
And share their empty pain.

The tourists stare at the cardboard lairs.
See, but don’t understand
The mysterious tragi-comedy
Of London’s Theatreland,
Amidst the crowd
At some midnight hour
Ghosts drift in and out of view
Down Wardour Street, I see them strut and dance
Then fade down Shaftesbury Avenue
In Soho Dreams,
Soho Dreams.

Welcome home calls the City of Dreams
Your Face lit by all its smiles.
In bars of glass, home of a shadow class,
Who count their money up in piles.
Looks down the queues of the desperate dancers
Ecstasy in their silly grins
Half Deaf, and blind yet entranced by a noise
That dumbs down everything
In Soho Dreams
Soho Dreams

Lost In The Night

Cairns/Page

Stealing softly through the night

See the shadow of Mack the Knife,

He's come to steal your dreams away,

To sell them off and make them pay.

Billy and Runaround Sue

They know exactly what to do,

They've found a dream that's new

They're gonna keep it safe for me and you.

Through the alley and down the hall

Mack the Knife will chase you all

With dark intent and thoughts unkind

He creeps up on you from behind

Billy and Runaround SueThey know exactly what to do

Fight to keep a dream alive

Hungry hearts shout out,I will survive

Chorus

Close the door put out the light

Mack the Knife is out tonight

Take your dreams and hold them tight

Or you'll get lost in the night.

From the Thames and up The Strand

See the shadow of a darker man

The ghastly fire in Soho

Seven Children at a go.

Billy and Runaround Sue

They know exactly what to do,

They've found a dream that's new

They're gonna keep it safe for me and you.

Repeat Chorus

 

So Cool

(Ian Page)

So cool you wear the black night like a suit,

She's only waiting for a pick-up from the likes of you.

Me I'm on the outside and in another room,

A girl crying on my shoulder we'll make love at noon.

Untouchable you, you wear your girlfriend like a tie,

A party decoration to please the eye.

Me I've had too much to drink, at the wrong time,

And always pick the girl with the wrong star sign.

Chorus

So who are you to call me fool?

And tell me what do you do,

That makes you so cool?

So cool with your Jensen,

purr-fectly parked,

And sunglasses worn around your heart.

So no one gets the chance to see if you're playing a part,

Are you crying inside when you quietly laugh?

Chorus repeat