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Sparkle In The Rain
(1984)

Sparkle In The Rain

1. Up On The Catwalk
2. Book Of Brilliant Things
3. Speed Your Love To Me
4. Waterfront
5. East At Easter
6. Street Hassle
7. White Hot Day
8. "C" Moon Cry Like A Baby
9. The Kick Inside Of Me
10. Shake Off The Ghosts

 


Up On The Catwalk

Up on the catwalk, a big wheel is spinning
And Dollars to Deutchmarks, and pennies from heaven
And up on the catwalk, there's one hundred million
With letters from thousands that say ``Just who are you?''
There's one thousand names that can spring up in my mind
But you'd call it blackmail and that's just not my kind
And up on the catwalk, up on the catwalk
And I don't know why

I will be there, I will be there, I will be there
I will be there, I will be there

Up on the catwalk there's street politicians
That crawl in from Broadway, say then who are you
And up on the catwalk there's one thousand postcards
From Montevideo, say that I'll be home soon
Get out of Bombay and go up to Brixton And look around, to see just what is missing
And up on the catwalk, girls call for mother And dream of their boyfriends
And I don't know why

I will be there, I will be there, I will be there
I will be there, I will be there
Tonight, under the crystal light, I'll tell you everything I need
Tonight, under the crystal light, surrender everything to me

Up on the catwalk, and you dress in waistcoats
And got brilliantino, and friends of Kim Philby
You float through the night time, like manna from heaven
But what, what do I know, and just what do I know
And up on the catwalk, in sweat that glistens
And I don't know why and I don't know why
I don't know why

I will be there, I will be there, I will be there
I will be there, I will be there
Tonight, under the crystal light, I'll tell you everything I need
Tonight, under the crystal light, surrender everything to me

Angel Angel Angel Angel
Ah huh Ah huh Ah huh Ah huh
One thousand names that spring up in my mind
One thousand names that spring up in my mind
Like Deodata, Michaelangelo, Robert de Niro, so many others
Natasia Kinski and Martin Luther - there's room for others, away from me

Up on the catwalk, up on the catwalk, up on the catwalk
I don't know why.

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Book Of Brilliant Things

Thank you for the voice, the eyes and the memories shine
Thank you for the pictures of living in the beautiful black and the white
Some say we'll be together for a very long time
Some say that our first impressions never will lie

I open up to take a look into the bright and shiny book
Into the open scheme of things
Book of brilliant things
Book of brilliant things
I open up to take a look into the bright and shiny book;
Into the open scheme of things
Book of brilliant things
Oh, book of brilliant things

I thank you for the shadows
It takes two or three to make company
I thank you for the lightning that shoots up and sparkles in the rain
Some say this could be the great divide
Some day some of them say that our hearts will beat
Like the wheels of the fast train, all around the world

I open up to take a look into the bright and shiny book
Into the open scheme of things
Book of brilliant things
Book of brilliant things

Some say we can be together for a very long time
Some say our hearts will beat like the wheels of a fast train
All around the world
All around the world
All around the world
Some say our hearts beat like the wheels of a fast train
All around the world
All around, all around, around, around
All around the world

Our hearts beat like the wheels of a fast train
A very long time
All around and all around and all around and all around the world
Some say we'll be together
Some say

A very long time, some of them will say
A very long time all around the world

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Speed Your Love To Me

I couldn't sleep a wink last night
I'd love to hold on
Love to see the fires in motion
Love to feel a free world turn tonight

Run till we come, until we be
Speed your love to me
Run till we come, until we be
Speed your love

Run till we come, until we be
Speed your love to me
She would like to make a wish
Twenty fourth cannot be this
He moved at the speed of light
Through the day and through the night
Fire from the flame of youth
Fire

Run till we come, until we be
Speed your love to me

Just my imagination, just my imagination
You go to my head, you go to my head
With the flames that go higher and higher
And higher and higher and higher and higher
Over and over to me, speeds your love

I couldn't sleep a wink last night
I'd love to hold on
Love to see the fires in motion
I'd love to feel a free world turn tonight

Run till we come, until we be
Speed your love to me

Just my imagination, just my imagination
You go to my head, you go to my head
With the flames that go higher and higher
And higher and higher and higher and higher
Over and over to me, speeds your love

Run till we come, until we be
Speed your love

You go to my head, you go to my head
You go to my head, over me.
Higher and higher, higher and higher
All across to me

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Waterfront

Get in, get out of the rain
I'm goin' to move on up to the Waterfront
Step in, step out of the rain
I'm goin' to walk on up to the Waterfront
Said, one million years from today
I'm goin' to step on up to the Waterfront
Get in, get out of the rain
Come in, come out of the rain

So far, so good, so close, yet still so far
So far, so good, so close, yet still so
So far, so far, so far

The rain, I'm going to move on up to the Waterfront
Step in, step out of the rain
I'm going to walk on up to the Waterfront
Said, one million years from today
Step on up to the Waterfront
Said, come in, come out of the rain
Said, come in, come out of the rain
Said, come in, come out of the rain
I'm goin' to move on up to the front
I'm goin' to walk on up to the front
I'm goin' to live on up by the front
I'm goin' to walk on up to the front
Come in, come out of the rain
Come in, come out of the rain
Said, come in, come out of the rain
Come in, come out of the rain

Move on up, to step on up
Walk on up, live on up
Far away, far away, far away
So, walk away, so far, I walk away
So, so, walk away, up to the Waterfront
Up to the Waterfront
So far, so far

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East At Easter

We go walking, hand in hand
All across the land it's East At Easter
People walking hand in hand
When ships are moving south it will be East at Easter
We will rock you, rock you little child
We will rock you, rock you little child
All across the land it's East At Easter
All across the land it's East At Easter

Things will lighten up the sky, East At Easter
Things will lighten up the sky, East At Easter
We'll go walking hand in hand
'Cause all across the land it will be East At Easter
Ah, we will rock you, rock you little child
We will rock you, rock you little child
All across the land it's East At Easter
When ships go moving south it will be East At Easter

They're gonna lighten up the sky
They're gonna lighten up the sky
They're gonna lighten up the sky
East At Easter

Ah, we'll go walking hand in hand
We'll go walking hand in hand, yes
We will rock you, rock you little child
We will rock you, rock you
Rock you little child
They're gonna lighten up the sky
When they lighten up the sky it will be East At Easter
We will rock you, rock you, rock you

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Street Hassle

Waltzing Matilda, looked at her wallet
The sexy one smiled in dismay
She pulled out four twenties
'Cause she liked round figures
Everybody stayed for a day
I think I'm on fire and you know I admire you
Buy it, why don't we slip away
Although I'm sure you're certain
It's a rarity me flirting
Sha la la la lay, come on

Sha la la la la, Sha la la la la, Sha la la la la
Come on and slip away, Sha la la

Cascading lowly he entered her slowly
And showed her where he coming from
And sha la la la la. Made love to her gently
Just like she had never come
And sha la la la la. Sha la la la
When the sun rose and she made to leave
And sha la la la la. Sha la la la you know
Neither one regretted a thing

Say sha la la la la, Sha la la la la, Sha la la la la
Come on and slip away
Say sha la la la la, Sha la la la la, Sha la la la la

We need your loving so badly
We need your loving so
Slip away, come on, slip away
Sha la la la la, Sha la la la la

Love has gone away
She took the ring from my finger
And there's nothing left to say
We need your loving so badly
We need your loving so
Come on, slip away

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White Hot Day

Instrumental version called Bass Line

In time, only time, speak for time, in time

Time calls, time cries, sweet friend of mine
Time could be a place, a spirit and a face
Teardrops through time
While away below, the whirlwinds will blow
A pretty nation speaks in time
The beauty of it is, to waken up to
Shake the hand of time

In time, only time, we'll speak for time
On a quiet night of a white hot day
Whisper the things that will come our way
On a quiet night of a white hot day
Hold back the years, hold back the years

Time calls, time cries, sounds like a friend of mine
Time will run to meet, the slick and shiny beat
That creeps to me through time
While away below, the whirlwinds will blow
A pretty nation sleeps in time
The beauty of it is
We'll wake up to, shake the hand of time

In time, only time, in time, only time
In time
On a quiet night of a white hot day
Whisper the things that will come our way
On a quiet night of a white hot day
Hold back the tears, hold back the tears
In time, only time, we'll speak for time
On a quiet night of a white hot day
Whisper the things that will come our way
On a quiet night of a white hot day
Hold back the tears, hold back the tears

In time, only time
Quiet night of a white hot day
Whisper the things that will come our way
On a quiet night of a white hot day
Roll back the years, roll back the years
In time, only time, we'll speak for time
On a quiet night
Hold back the tears to another day

Quiet night of a white hot day
Hold back the tears, hold back the tears
Time, only time, speak for time
Quiet night of a white hot day
Whisper the things that will come our way
On a quiet night of a white hot day
Roll back the years, roll back the years
In time, only time, speak for time
Quiet night of a white hot day
Hold back the tears to another day
Quiet night of a white hot day

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"C" Moon Cry Like A Baby

Cry cry cry
Cry like a baby
"C" Moon "C" Moon

So where do you go, up hi under low
The devil I know said, something is missing
Outside it's hot, the first of July
And a look in your eye said, something is missing

Midnight, she cried like a baby
"C" Moon "C" Moon "C" Moon
Cry like a baby
Can this be something we can't understand
Could it be the girl can't understand

Where will we go, up hi under low
When the devil I know say, something is missing
Sweet angels sing, about the fast place of things
But our children sing, love will conquer anything

Midnight she cried like a baby
"C" Moon "C" Moon "C" Moon
Cry like a baby
Could it be we can't understand
Can it be we can...

Cry, cry, cry, cry like a baby
Midnight cry like a whisper
Scream like a baby
Could this be something we can't understand
Cry like a baby

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The Kick Inside Of Me

You put the storm out, that's up in my head
You put the call out
Beside of me, kick up inside of me
And you steal the world and live to survive
And shake out the ghosts and then you turn around
In spite of me, kick up inside of me
One for the first time
Two for the last time
Three for the thrill and
Four for the last time
As far as I can see, you're gonna
Move deep deeper deep inside of me

Kick away my life kick away
You put the fear in me, kick away, kick away
As far as I can see you move deep deep inside of me
Take me away, take me away, up to another day
Open up the way, lead me away in the pouring rain
In the pouring rain

You put the storm out, that's up in my head
You put the call out
Beside of me, kick up inside of me
And we steal the world and live to survive
Shake out the ghosts and turn around
In spite of me, shake up the ghosts inside of me
One for the first time, two for the last time
Three for the thrill, and four for the last time
As far as I can see, you're gonna
Move deep deeper deep inside of me

Take me away, ah ah ah until another day
Take me away, kick away
As far as I can see you put the fear inside of me
Kick away

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Shake Off The Ghosts

Instrumental

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