Greg Lake - Greg Lake



Nuclear Attack
Love You Too Much
It Hurts
Black And Blue
Retribution Drive
Long Goodbye
The Lie
Someone
Let Me Love You Once Before You Go
For Those Who Dare


Nuclear Attack
(Gary Moore)

Out on the streets they're all living in fear.
You can feel their hearts pound as the moment draws near.
One push of a button is all it would take
to dress the world in black.
One fault in the system, a fatal mistake,
and you'll never come back from a nuclear attack.

The Russians are ready, the U.S. is armed.
They try and tell us there's no cause for alarm.
If you think you can live like a rat in a sewer,
there might be a chance you'll stay alive.
But no one can say, no one knows for sure,
just who will survive a nuclear attack, a nuclear attack.
You may never come back from a nuclear attack.

Out on the streets they're all living in fear.
You can feel their hearts pound as the moment draws near.
You won't know what's hit you, it'll happen so fast,
won't be the time to even scream.
You'll just be burned up by the heat of the blast,
a thing of the past in a nuclear attack.

A nuclear attack,
you may never come back from a nuclear attack.
You'll never come back from a nuclear attack.
The world will just crack.
There's no turning back from a nuclear attack.

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Love You Too Much
(B.Dylan/H.Springs/G.Lake)

My mamma told me you were bad news, honey.
She said you're gonna ruin my life
'cause I love you too much.
Yeah, I love you too much.

I wanna leave you, there's no denyin'.
I must have tried a million times,
but I love you too much.
I just love you too much.

I stand convicted behind the bars of love.
For me there is no escape,
not even mercy from heaven above.

You've got me falling this way and that way.
Anyway you just ain't here,
and I love you too much.
Yeah, I love you too much.

Well, you can take me, honey,
steel my money,
you can step on my blue suede shoes,
'cause I love you too much.
Yeah, I love you too much.

I'm declaring a state of emergency baby, dial 999.
You gotta help me, I'm fallin'.
I just don't know if I can make it this time,

'Cause I love you too much.
You know I love you too much.

So baby, why do you hate me and mutilate me?
I wish you'd get out of my life,
'cause I love you too much.
You know I love you too much.

I feel frustrated, like a tiger in a cage.
You gotta release me
before I fly into a screaming rage.

You know I really ought to put you down
before you make a fool out of me,
but I love you too much.
Yeah, I love you too much.

So think of what you're doin',
leadin' me to ruin.
Don't be cruel baby, can't you see
that I love you too much.
Yeah, I love you too much.

You've got me falling this way and that way.
Anyway you just ain't here,
and I love you too much.
Yeah, I love you too much.

Well, you can take me, honey,
steel my money,
you can step on my blue suede boots,
'cause I love you too much.
Yeah, I love you too much.

Well, even if you hurt me,
abuse me and desert me.

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It Hurts
(Greg Lake)

There's no reason for you to love me
after all of the heartaches we've been through.
But I love you, I just can't help it.
You're so beautiful, what else can I do?
You say you didn't make me love you,
and you tell me that you're not to blame.
But it still hurts me the same.
Baby, love is not a game.

'Cause it hurts, oh.
It hurts, yeah.
Mm.

I can't stand it, but I can't leave you.
Either way I'm a loser in the end.
I can't shake it, I just can't free you.
It is no use me trying to pretend.
If I didn't really love you,
then maybe I could let you go.
But as sure as the fall winds blow,
I just can't help but love you so.

And it hurts, oh.
It hurts, yeah.
Mm.

Do you know that love can actually hurt you
enough to make you die?
And if your baby says she's going to desert you,
what you gonna do?
You're sure gonna have the blues tonight.

I can't help it, I've been so lonely.
Life without you is nothing but a drag.
There's no other, you're my one and only.
I would love you in riches or in rags.
If I knew you didn't love me,
I could turn my back and walk away.
It's so easy to say,
but it's so hard to find a way.

'Cause it hurts, oh.
It hurts, yeah.
Oh, it hurts!

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Black And Blue
(Greg Lake)

Ain't it strange, when I appear you run for cover?
And when I look into your eyes, what do I see?
Have our love dreams flown away from one another?
Oh darling, don't stop loving me.

No, I never meant to fill your dreams with heartaches,
or to send your true love crashin' to the floor.
But sometimes things just work out real crazy.
Oh baby, don't you love me anymore?

Don't you love me?
Don't you love me anymore?
Don't you love me?
Don't you love me anymore?

And if you leave me,
baby, I'll just break down and cry.
Don't say it's over,
I just couldn't live without you, I'd die.

'Cause no one else ever touched me
the way you do.
So darlin' don't you leave me,
I'll never get over you.

'Cause you're my squeeze in the nighttime,
and I love you.
Darlin', don't ever leave me,
don't ever leave me black and blue.
Ooh.

Don't you love me?
Don't you love me anymore?
Don't you love me?
Don't you love me anymore?

And if you leave me,
baby, I'll just break down and cry.
Don't say it's over,
I just couldn't live without you, I'd die.

'Cause no one else ever touched me
the way you do.
So darlin' don't you leave me,
I'll never get over you.

'Cause you're my squeeze in the nighttime,
and I love you.
Darlin', don't ever leave me,
don't ever leave me black and blue.

'Cause baby, if you leave me,
I wouldn't know what I'd do.
Don't ever leave me, don't ever leave me,
don't leave me black and blue.

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Retribution Drive
(G.Lake/T.Benyon/T.Eyre)

Lyin' beside me, your body's on fire.
Twisting the shadows that feed our desire.
Caught on a knife edge that fear can inspire.
Lost in a landscape.
Only the lonely survive just to stay alive
on retribution drive.

Storm clouds panic and rage outside.
And if you ignore them, they'll find where you hide.
None of our problems will lie on their side.
Lost in a landscape.
Only the lonely survive just to stay alive.

No, it's no use to pretend.
Always hoping the future
will somehow come right in the end.
We can't hide up in this room.
Just keep staring along the horizon
that covers the moon.
And wake up from the land of your night dreams.
Don't let them ruin your life with their schemes.
They just don't give a damn,
poison all that they can,
just for the glory of man.

Watching you sleepin' I just can't explain
moments of madness and moments of pain.
But none of our sadness will save the insane.
Lost in a landscape.
Only the lonely survive just to stay alive.

Out of the ashes the phoenix flies.
Screaming with anger in lead coloured skies.
Using its talons, will tear out their eyes.
Lost in a landscape.
Only the lonely survive just to stay alive
on retribution drive.

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Long Goodbye
(T.Eyre/G.Lake/T.Benyon)

You know I've driven all night,
but the landscape screams your name.
You know I've driven through hell,
where your face spreads like a flame.
You know the air vents rusted
and the light bulbs blown.
And you're playing tycoon on the telephone,
while I'm playing for time in the midnight hour alone.

I see you're riding through life
on a storm you can't dismount.
You know the number of times
that you hurt me I just lost count.
I know your smile's so warm,
but you're causing grief.
'Cause you've taken my tongue
in your flashin' teeth.
And you ruined my soul,
'cause your love's still out of reach.

You never say the things that you feel.
I need to work out which emotion is real.
No point in stayin' when you won't try.
If you don't want me, I gotta know why.
Your love just lingers in a long goodbye.

You know I've driven all night
just to see your silhouette.
You know I've driven all night,
but I don't have one regret.
I saw the front doors open a projector gleam.
They were playing our past on a naked beam.
You were playing back scenes
of your triumphs on the screen.

You never say the things that you feel.
I need to work out which emotion is real.
No point in stayin' when you won't try.
If you don't want me, I gotta know why.
Your love just lingers in a long goodbye.

You know I've driven all night
as the highway melts with fire.
You know I'm drivin' on ice
as the elements conspire.
You know I've seen the future,
but it's far too soon.
You were dancin' alone
on our honeymoon.
And I was drippin' with fear
in the scent of your perfume.

You know I've driven all night,
but my love for you won't die.
You know I'm livin' the hell
of a lover's long goodbye.

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The Lie
(G.Lake/T.Eyre/T.Benyon)

I came home late with a hungry heart.
Falling silent in the hall.
And I was feeling the need,
but unable to read
your message shinin' on the wall.

Shakin' and pale, my future for sale.
I knew the loneliness of love.
Feeling withdrawal all alone in the hall,
my heartbreak fitting like a glove.
You didn't want me at all.

You made me feel
as though I'd lived a lie.
The whole world knew except me
what your eyes concealed.

I looked at your face on the pillow case.
The shadow smiled, then fell away.
Your favourite tune still haunted the room.
I would have bled for you to stay,
but you didn't want me at all.

You made me feel
as though I'd lived a lie.
The whole world knew except me
what your eyes concealed.

All those years of secrets and fears
meant nothin' to you but a game.
And the love in your eyes was nothin' but lies.
You let my heart break without shame.

I just fell silent in the hall.
You never loved me at all.
I know the loneliness of love.
My heartbreak fitted like a glove.
Down on my knees to God above.

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Someone
(T.Eyre/G.Lake/T.Benyon)

Neon lights glare,
as your eyes stare
deep into the night.
You so gently
turn and leave me,
melting in the night.

Phantom faces,
fake embraces
floating where we kissed.
No consoling,
you're controlling
every beat that I missed.

Feeling your hunger,
ringing your number,
listening to your voice.
I'm drunk and I'm callin',
trippin' and fallin',
wishin' I had a choice.

Someone's got a lover,
and someone's got a gun.
Someone's having nightmares
while others have fun.

Someone's in the basement,
sittin' in the dark.
Feeling some resentment,
shootin' at the park.

Someone's needing money,
trying hard to please.
Failing to be funny
on his hands and his knees.

Someone's on the meattrack
looking far too young.
Runnin' from a police trap,
feelin' highly strung.

Need a friend here,
there's no help near.
I'm givin' up the ghost.

I never could see,
why you left me
when I needed you most.

Dark eyes flashing,
young girls laughing,
fill my night with dreams.
Every action
has attraction,
but never what it seems.

Eating my heart out,
acting a part out,
sleeping outside your door.
Wantin' to touch you,
wantin' so much to
lie by your side once more.

Someone's on a knife edge
spinnin' heads and tails.
Livin' on a high ledge
hangin' by his nails.

Someone's on the rooftop
tryin' hard to jump.
Really needs a long drop,
so his heart can pump.

Someone's taking tablets
to see them through the night.
Someone's got a suntan
from an endless flight.

Sleeping in the back room
naked on the bed.
Dreaming of a bridegroom,
but morning comes instead.

Someone's eyes are manic,
searching for a home.
Children dialing panic
on the telephone.

Shadows in the valley,
rumours runnin' rife.
Someone's in the alley,
addin' up his life.

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Let Me Love You Once Before You Go
(Steve Dorff/Molly Ann Leiken)

When there's something I can't have,
I only want it more.
You know I sure found out the hard way
that it's true.
'Cause there's a storm inside of me
from wantin' you.
How I wish that I'd found you in time,
'cause now you're his and can't be mine.

But you can start a fire raging
just by touching me.
Even though I know
we're not supposed to touch.
Oh, I've never wanted anyone so much.
How I wish that I had found you first,
can't you see my heart's about to burst.

So let me love you once before you go.
Your eyes keep saying yes to me,
so don't keep saying no.
Let me love you once and then you'll see,
no one's ever gonna love you more than me.

Let me lock the door
and open all my love to you.
All the love I've longed to give you
since we met.
It's the only chance I'm ever gonna get.
And I just can't let it disappear,
oh my darling, please come over here.

And let me love you once before you go.
Your eyes keep saying yes to me,
so don't keep saying no.
Let me love you once and then you'll see,
no one's ever gonna love you more than me.

Let me lock the door
and open all my love to you.
All the love I've longed to give you
since we met.
It's the only chance I'm ever gonna get.
And I just can't let it disappear,
oh my darling, please come over here.

And let me love you once before you go.
Your eyes keep saying yes to me,
so don't keep saying no.
Let me love you once and then you'll see,
no one's ever gonna love you more than me.
No one's ever gonna love you more than me.
No one's ever gonna love you more than me.

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For Those Who Dare
(G.Lake/T.Benyon)

Freedom held as a standard, for those who dare.
In a world full of madness are those who care.
Silence draws no applause
for the blood that stains their causes,
but there's freedom for those who dare.

Villified by opponents in times of need.
Those without true commitment will not succeed.
Those who strive for an aim
must beware the way is painful.
Liberation for those who dare.

Ringed in a field of fire, (fire - fire)
strung on a web of wire,
lashed by a wind of steel,
eyes scorched, but hands can't feel.

Front line of politicians,
linguists but not magicians.
Service without concession,
faces without expression.

Hooded eyed underground from the blades of light.
Can't be found, not a sound in the dead of night.
Panic grips whitened lips, fortune smiles and forune trips them.
Liberation for those who dare.

Those with nerve torn by tension can't hesitate.
Eyes ablaze with perfection must cool to slate.
Hands are damp, muscles cramp,
skill explodes with practised timing.
And there's freedom for those who dare.
Liberation for those who care.
Victory for those who dare.

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