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TIME FOR ACTIONONE DAY IN YOUR LIFEGLORY BOYSMY WORLDRIDEI COULD BE YOU ONE VOICE IN THE DARKNESSSOHO DREAMSLOST IN THE NIGHTSO COOL

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…

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

(D 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)

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)

(I Page/D Cairns)

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 don’t crowd me
I wanna be second to none
Hey won’t you give me a break
I’m 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
Don’t you know I’m 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

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

(D Cairns/I Page)

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

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,

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.

(D Cairns)

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 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.

I could be you If wanted to.
I could be you,
If I wanted to

(D Cairns/I 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
(D Cairns/I Page)

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

(I 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 Sue
They 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.

(D Cairns/I 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?
(I Page)