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Lyrics / Bent Out Of Shape (1983)

1. STRANDED   6. DESPERATE HEART
2. CAN'T LET YOU GO   7. STREET OF DREAMS
3. FOOL FOR THE NIGHT   8. DRINKING WITH THE DEVIL
4. FIRE DANCE   9. SNOWMAN
5. ANYBODY THERE 10. MAKE YOUR MOVE

 

 

 

 

STRANDED
(Blackmore/Turner)

Dog night I'm so alone
a million miles out on my own
No one to talk no one to care
Searching for someone they could be anywhere
Magic and madness it's so very strange
Sometimes I think it's all prearranged
That same old feeling hits me again
Just the beginning but its feels like the end
Oh feel like I'm stranded out here
Oh I think I might disappear
No don't leave me stranded out here
Oh it's just the loneliness I fear

Lonely window fading star
You never felt so near yet so far
Tried to forget you the best that I could
Don't try to find me it won't do any good
I'm caught in a dream so hard to locate
I'm just a captive of my own fate
No turning back no not tonight
You're moving on way out of sight
Oh feel like I'm stranded out here
Oh I think I might disappear
No don't leave me stranded out here
Oh it's just the loneliness I fear

Stranded
Oh I feel like I'm stranded out here
Same as before
Stranded

 

CAN'T LET YOU GO
(Blackmore/Turner/intro by Rosenthal)

Day after day I keep waking up
To find that you're slipping away
Night after night
I can't fight the emptiness inside
Nothing I can say
Now I know you're turning me away
You're wearing a disguise
You don't have to hide cause
The truth is in your eyes tonight

I don't want to live a lie
But I don't want to say goodbye
And I can't let you go even though it's over
I just can't let you go
Though your love is growing colder

One look in my eyes and you'd realize
That you got my heart in your hands
Won't you let me know something more
Where did we go wrong?

I don't want to fight
All I want to do is try to understand
I'm reaching out for you babe
What can I do
I've been holding on so long
I don't want to live a lie
But I don't want to say goodbye

I can't let you go
Even though it's over
I just can't let you go


I feel your love is growing colder
I don't want to live a lie
But I don't want to say goodbye
I want you by my side


And I can't let you go
Even though it's over
I just can't let you go
I feel your love is growing colder
I can't let you go even though it's over

 

FOOL FOR THE NIGHT
(Blackmore/Turner)

I know just what you're thinking
I know just how you feel
Something somewhere inside you
Say you can't believe it's real
So you're gonna play the game
All the faces and the names
And you know you're never gonna change
Fool for the night
And you don't believe it
Fool for the night
And you just can't see it

Running through the shadows
Like a phantom in the night
And as the curtain raises
You get ready for the fight
Say you want to even up the score
Don't know what you're doing it for
Too much but you still need more
Fool for the night
And you don't believe it
Fool for the night
And you still can't see it
I ain't gonna try and tell ya
You know the story oh so well
Everybody's out to buy and sell ya
You're gonna wind up by yourself
Oh here it comes again
No it's never gonna end
I must be dreaming

Fool for the night
Fool for the night
Oh here it comes again
I ain't gonna try and tell ya
You know the story oh so well
Everybody's out to buy and sell ya
You're gonna wind up by yourself
Oh here it comes again
No it's never gonna end
I must be dreaming

You love the night life
All the neon and the noise
And underneath the spotlight
You keep rockin with the boys
So you're never gonna understand
Nobody really gives a damn
Fool for the night and you don't believe it
Fool for the night why don't you see it

 

FIRE DANCE
(Blackmore/Turner/Glover/Rosenthal)

Visions of Artemis
Goddess of the moonlight
The spell remains unbroken
The wrong begin the rite of the fire dance
Standing strong and steady
Waiting for the right sign
The helix has just risen
Now we have no choice but to drink the wine
Now is the time of the fire dance fire dance

Black hearted woman
Creature of the deep night
In the darkness of your soul
I'm hungry and searching to find the light
You are in control
I am in your power
Bell eeeee the bell has tolled
Now I know that the hour is near
As I burn with fear of the fire dance

The dharuba voice the wind is calling your name
You leave me no choice
Here I am falling again and again
Again into the flames of the fire dance

 

ANYBODY THERE
(Blackmore)

Instrumental

 

DESPERATE HEART
(Blackmore/Turner)

Yesterday you were here by my side
Nothing to prove and nothing left to hide
You promised me there would be no goodbye
But now I find another set of lies
Babe you must be crazy
How could you be so blind
Why would you deceive me
Now you're saying that you're leaving me behind
So strong I'm not gonna run away
Want you to know that I'm gonna break through
How long can I go on this way
There's nothing I can do

Desperate heart think you better hold out
Torn apart I was left to bleed
Don't start feeling you were sold out
Now you better face reality
Did my best did the best that I could
It's all been wasted just misunderstood
You keep on talking
Your words are sounding so smooth
Why don't you say it
You just want to cut me loose
Oh don't say that you love me
Don't wont to hear that you tried
Oh don't tell me that you need me
Don't want to hear none of your alibis
So strong I'm not gonna run away
Want you to know that I'm gonna break through
How long can I go on this way
There's nothing I can do

Desperate heart think you better hold out
Torn apart I was left to bleed
Don't start feeling you were sold out
Now you better face reality

So strong I'm not gonna run away
Want you to know that I'm gonna break through
How long can I go on this way
Tell me what can I do
Nothing I can do

Desperate heart think you better hold out
Torn apart I was left to bleed
Don't start feeling you were sold out
Now you better face reality

 

STREET OF DREAMS
(Blackmore/Turner)

I heard the sound of voices in the night
Spellbound there was someone calling
I looked around no one was in sight
Pulled down I just kept on falling
I've seen this place before
You were standing by my side
I've seen your face before tonight
Maybe I just see what I want it to be
I know it's a mystery
Do you remember me on a street of dreams
Running through my memory
On the street of dreams

There you stood a distant memory
So good like we never parted
Said to myself I knew you'd set me free
And here we are right back where we started
Something's come over me
And I don't know what to feel
Maybe this fantasy is real
Now I know I see what I want it to be
But it's still a mystery

Do you remember me on the street of dreams
Running through my memory
On the street of dreams
You are on every face I see
On the street of dreams

Tell me have you always been
On the street of dreams
Will we ever meet again my friend
Do you know just what it ment to be
On the street of dreams
Never know just who you'll see do ya
On the street of dreams
You can be who you want to be oh yeah
I can hear you calling me
I can feel you haunting me
Haunting me

 

DRINKING WITH THE DEVIL
(Blackmore/Turner)

I never felt like this before
I think I'm gonna explode
Had so much I couldn't take no more
I'm heading for an overload
Oh no here I go
I can see the end
Looked around and I heard the sound
Of have one more my friend

Drinking with the devil
Gonna raise some hell
I'm just a rock and roll rebel
Got my soul to sell

Out all night till the sun comes up
You know I'm never gonna learn
Raise my glass and fill my cup
I'm playing with fire
And I'm gonna get burned
Like before he walked through the door
A glass was in his hand
Sat me down and poured me one more
And said I'm at you command

And I was drinking with the devil
Gonna raise some hell
I'm just a rock and roll rebel
Got my world to sell

Out all night till the sun comes up
You know I'm never gonna learn
Raise my glass and fill my cup
I'm playing with fire
And I'm gonna get burned
Like before he walked through the door
A glass was in his hand
Sat me down and poured me one more
And said I'm at your command yes I am

Drinking with the devil
Gonna raise some hell
I'm just a rock and roll rebel
Got my soul to sell
Drinking with the devil
You know I had my fill
Drinking with the devil
And he sticks me with the bill

 

SNOWMAN
(Howard Blake/Arr. R. Blackmore)

Instrumental

 

MAKE YOUR MOVE
(Blackmore/Turner)

You better not mess around with me
You know you better think twice
Because I've been running on a really bad streak
And I'm just looking for a fight
So you took me by surprise
Thought I was gonna run
But the cross fire is in my eyes
And my body holds the gun
Here I come
You better get ready to make your move
Got my finger on the trigger and I'm gonna shoot
Get ready make your move
Got your name on my bullet and my aim is true

You better not mess around with me
I got you in my sights
I've been running on a really bad streak
Gonna shoot you down tonight
My back's against the wall
You know that you better think twice
One of us is gonna fall
I'm looking for a fight and the time is right
You better get ready to make your move
Got my finger on the trigger and I'm gonna shoot
I say you better get ready
Make your move
Got your name on my bullet and my aim is true