DEMON
One helluva night (Live 2-CD 1990)

Blue skies in Red Square  7:40
Dave Hill-Steve Watts
Cloth Cap Songs

Would you come and walk with me
Would you let me call you friend
We can stand out in the sunshine
Now the cold war's at an end
I can see behind the curtain
That you're really just like me
And comrade you just wanna live in peace
Well so do we

The ghosts of Lenin and of Kennedy were here
The world was waiting for a sign
And all around us, north and south and east and west
This was a new age for mankind

Now there's blue skies in Red Square
People dancin' everywhere
Now there's blue skies in Red Square
Children singin' everywhere

How I feel at home in Moscow
Just like London or New York
And at last we can communicate
Now we must learn to talk
I can see the flame of Glasnost
See it burning everywhere
And when your walls come tumbling down
We'll ossak in Times Square

The ghosts of Lenin and of Kennedy were here
The world was waiting for a sign
And all around us, north and south and east and west
This was a new age for mankind

Now there's blue skies in Red Square
People dancin' everywhere
Now there's blue skies in Red Square
Children singin' everywhere

Would you come and walk with me
Would you let me call you friend
We can stand out in the sunshine
Now the cold war's at an end
I can see behind the curtain
That you're really just like me
And comrade you just wanna live in peace
Well so do we

The ghosts of Lenin and of Kennedy were here
The world was waiting for a sign
And all around us, north and south and east and west
This was a new age for mankind

Now there's blue skies in Red Square
People dancin' everywhere
Now there's blue skies in Red Square
Children singin' everywhere

Blackheath  4:34
Dave Hill-Mal Spooner
Intersong/Warner Chappel

Take a seat we've got it made
You're moved to precision
We're all sold out of human rights
It's made your decision
Keep belief in avoiding wars
Keep faith in Santa Claus
Feel free the first time in your life
Give yourself away

Blackheath
Nothing goes on here
Blackheath
Nothing grows on here
Blackheath
Only children play

On your admission the ride is free
Whatever takes your fancy
It's time to change your life support
We've got the future bottled
One chance to get away from it all
What a way to go
No more fear from crazy toys
We got the answer

Blackheath
Nothing goes on here
Blackheath
Nothing grows on here
Blackheath
Only children play

Commercial dynamite  4:43
Dave Hill-Steve Watts
Cloth Cap Songs

Just to compete was once the prize
Now mega bucks are in their eyes
We light the torch then stand our ground
Money makes the world go round

Commercial dynamite
Commercial dynamite
Commercial dynamite
Commercial dynamite

What price your chariots of fire
Where's your spirit and burning desire?
My God is that what you earn?
Bionic Kid I gues I'm too old to learn

Commercial dynamite
Commercial dynamite
Commercial dynamite
Commercial dynamite

Now in my day all men were men
And stereoids were something not invented then
With pride and honour true grit and sweat
You could put down your money and make your bet

Commercial dynamite
Commercial dynamite
Commercial dynamite
Commercial dynamite

Wanna play with the big boys son?
I can manage your account
So go have some fun
Jump when I tell you
Win when I say
And we can have a hell of a big pay day

Commercial dynamite
Commercial dynamite
Commercial dynamite
Commercial dynamite

Living in the shadow  5:36
Dave Hill-Steve Watts
Cloth Cap Songs

They stood together back in '86
Two old soldiers came in search of peace
They shared a vodka with their memories
Held hands and cried on Armistice
They were friend at last
It had taken seventy years
There was no more hate
Only hope behind their fears

Here we are living in the shadow
Guns can kill just like bows and arrows
If all the world laid down their arms tomorrow
Would there be peace?
No living in the shadow?

We can travel round the universe
But we can't live together side by side
Did we ever learn the lessons we were taught?
Still on bloodstained roads, we hear the thunder roar

Here we are living in the shadow
Guns can kill just like bows and arrows
If all the world laid down their arms tomorrow
Would there be peace?
No living in the shadow?

Stalingrad
Millions of ghosts are marching
Afghanistan
The marters march for glory
Vietnam
The GI's biggest nightmare
Lebanon
Religions bloody story

They still display their might in Red Square
Our missiles face towards the eastern block
I have a dream that all old soldiers
Spend their last days in a world of peace

They were friends at last
It has taken seventy years
There was no more hate
Only hope behind their fears

Here we are living in the shadow
Guns can kill just like bows and arrows
If all the world laid down their arms tomorrow
Would there be peace?
No living in the shadow?

The plague  5:33
Dave Hill-Mal Spooner
Intersong/Warner Chappel

Begin the madness
Tear down the sign
Ideals and values
They use to keep us in line

Turn a blind eye to jobless millions
Queues of wreckage to be broken down
Leaders feed us their solutions
Mistakes the death cart clears away

Beware of the...
The plague
The plague
The plague
The plague

A pig for power
Misplacing trust
Science moves fact to fiction
Disturbing dust

All this in the name of progress
While our existence is sold downstream
Religion plays upon the ruin
While Manson throws away the key

Beware of the...
The plague
The plague
The plague
The plague

Don't look at me
I'm not the answer
Look to you
It's where it's at

Don't look at me
I'm not the saviour
It's up to you
To face yourself

What price the future
And Orwell's dream
All yours big brother
On twenty two inch screen

The tragedy we bleed human
Can't feed emotion to the zombie brain
And as the rat becomes exhausted
We stand to lose the game

Beware of the...
The plague
The plague
The plague
The plague

Don't break the circle  4:39
Dave Hill-Mal Spooner
Intersong/Warner Chappel

Don't break the circle
Don't break the circle

Concentrate!
I'm your contact link across the great divide
Many voices in my ear
Hold on I think there's something coming through
From the other side. It's for all those who believe
The chain is stronger if the lifeline is unbroken
So beware the presence of The Unexpected Guest

Don't break the circle
Don't break the circle

Unexplained
Many things we thought were lost may come to light
On a higher plain in the spirit world
Where only a few of us possess the second sight
Now the messenger awaits
The chain is stronger if the lifeline is unbroken
So beware the presence of The Unexpected Guest

Don't break the circle
Don't break the circle
Don't break the circle
Don't break the circle must keep going on and on.

But wait
Is there one amongst us here who disbelieves?
A stranger to the sign
Take care, for all the things you fear
May be revealed
Within the forces of the night
The chain is stronger if the lifeline is unbroken
So beware the presence of The Unexpected Guest

Don't break the circle
Don't break the circle
Don't break the circle
Don't break the circle
The circle must keep going on and on
The circle must keep going on and on

The life brigade  6:31
Dave Hill-Steve Watts
Cloth Cap Songs

There's a kid down in the underground
Waging psychedelic war
While a call girl checks a guy's credit card
On a midnight crawl
There's a boy with a laser eye
Shooting the neon sky
It's an electric age
The terraces dance to the tune of the camera
It's a hooligan's faze

Here we come the life brigade
Watch out for the life brigade

The race is on for Africa
Can we save the poor?
The preachers buy up network time
It's all in God's cause
The world sang a song for Nelson Mandela
What a birthday show
The faces were smiling on acid house music
What a way to go

Here we come the life brigade
Watch out for the life brigade

Do you know just what you're looking for?
When the wind blows in an age of change
The closeness that we once knew and held so dear
Seems so distant now in a cold world of greed

Hitler's in the Sunday Sport
An alien from World War Three
Ronnie Reagan's out to graze
It's the cowboy's final scene
The wrappers are wrappin'
Plastic is flashin'
Another rent boy's caused a stink
It's a ghetto blaster
Not a major disaster
It's just the way a generation thinks

Here we come the life brigade
Watch out for the life brigade

Remembrance day (a song for peace)  8:55
Dave Hill-Steve Watts
Cloth Cap Songs

Everywhere they gathered on that day
Poppies worn with pride
And in a land torn apart by hate
People came to pray
It was a time of hope, a time of peace
A time for a change
But in a moment all was raised to the ground
Could it ever be the same?

Some mother's son or daughter lay in wait
And blew some mother's child away
And every dream we dream
We have to pay the price
In God's name what have we become?

On Remembrance Day
On Remembrance Day

Through the hell a father dug with his bare hands
Still standing firm in his belief
He asked forgiveness for the one who'd taken life
I'm sure I heard the heavens cry
And as the grey reality of violence leaves its scar
The pictures tell their stories more than words
A sense of survival might teach us all we know
But there's another way for voices to be heard

Some mother's son or daughter lay in wait
And blew some mother's child away
And every dream we dream
We have to pay the price
In God's name what have we become?

On Remembrance Day
On Remembrance Day

I pray they find a peace
In a great and proud land
Where their sons and daughters
Will walk hand in hand
And all the hearts will beat
To the sound of one drum
When the streets no more
Echo the gun

Hurricane  4:30
Dave Hill-Steve Watts
Cloth Cap Songs

Battles rage on city streets
Two tribes face to face
Sunsets high on riots shields
It's a no-goers place
The lines holding fast run run for cover
The heat's so intense into the night
Somebody said this couldn't happen
Not in our time, it can't happen here

The Hurricane blows streets all on fire
The Empires now striking back
The Hurricane moves hearts of the land
The silence was too good to last

A tidal wave rides the crowd
Incensing the mob
A sea of blue rushes in
It's a cavalry charge
Eyes fueled with hate stare through the darkness
A cry stirs the pack sensing the kill
We stood together for Queen and for Country
Something went wrong
We're divided in fear

The Hurricane blows streets all on fire
The Empires now striking back
The Hurricane moves hearts of the land
The silence was too good to last

Bloodshot sky in the morning rain
The battlefield sleeps
Only kids come out to play
In confused disbelief
Word quickly spreads to a man from the government
Promising everything money can buy
But he can't understand cause he wasn't born here
It takes more than words the truth runs much deeper

The Hurricane blows streets all on fire
The Empires now striking back
The Hurricane moves hearts of the land
The silence was too good to last

Sign of a madman  4:28
Dave Hill-Mal Spooner
Intersong/Warner Chappel

Somewhere inside a raging storm
Is waiting to be free
The balance hangs on one slim thread
A twisted nerve could blow it
All around the heat is on
Confusion. Confusion
A finger hitches on a trigger
Another mark of the gun

It's a sign of a madman
Losing his control
It's a sign of a madman
Losing everything

An insane act where genius reigned
The traitor came to light
He swore you were the chosen one
Who'd come to take his place
Now it seems you're showing signs
Of stress. Distress
The sentence passed upon yourself
There's no way out of here

It's a sign of a madman
Losing his control
It's a sign of a madman
Losing everything

How does it feel to be alone in there
How does it feel to be alone in there
Nothing is real now you're alone in there
Nothing is real now you're alone in there

You're all alone in a crowded room
Surrounded by your fate
In the grip of all your plans
You didn't even know it
Now the shadows hide the one
Who lies in wait
Looking for a place in history
How many more like you?

It's a sign of a madman
Losing his control
It's a sign of a madman
Losing everything
It's a sign of a madman
Losing his control
It's a sign of a madman
Losing everything

One helluva night  3:55
Dave Hill-Mal Spooner
Intersong/Warner Chappel

Living free running wild
Ain't nobody gonna hold us down now, no how
We don't let nuthin' stand in our way

So set 'em up for another round
Sleep through the day
And when the darkness
Hits the town
We're gonna have

One helluva night
What a helluva night
One helluva night
What a helluva night

We're caught in a crossfire
Lookin' for a clearing for
A touch down
We're hard ground
Don't know how the hell
We're gonna take the pace
You see we're livin' on an overload
Another lady, another station on the road
We're gonna have

One helluva night
What a helluva night
One helluva night
What a helluva night

Living free running wild
Ain't nobody gonna hold us down now, no how
We don't let nuthin' stand in our way

So set 'em up for another round
Sleep through the day
And when the darkness
Hits the town
We're gonna have

One helluva night
What a helluva night
One helluva night
What a helluva night

One helluva night
What a helluva night
One helluva night
What a helluva night

Night of the Demon  3:55
Dave Hill-Mal Spooner
Intersong/Warner Chappel

There's a scream in the night
There's death on the wind
And a heartbeat that's pounding like rain
There's a flash in the sky
A cry of a hound
As if someone is wailing the dead

And the nightmare begins as the Devil rides out
From the heat thru the gates of Hell
And there's no escape from the curse of the damned
You better beware

Don't you know it's the night of the demon
When spirits run high
Don't you know it's the night of the demon
When spirits run high

Better lock up your doors
And get off the streets
If you fear for the reaper of souls
For they say when he rides he never returns
Till he's paid back the debt that he owes

So beware of the night
As the darkness descends the terror's about to unfold
And pray that your life will be spared of the fate
You better beware

Don't you know it's the night of the demon
When spirits run high
Don't you know it's the night of the demon
When spirits run high

And the nightmare begins as the Devil rides out
From the heat thru the gates of Hell
And there's no escape from the curse of the damned
You better beware

Don't you know it's the night of the demon
When spirits run high
Don't you know it's the night of the demon
When spirits run high

Life on the wire  7:02
Dave Hill-Steve Watts
Cloth Cap Songs

Through the morning mist I hear the jungle drum
Concrete hugs against the sky
Like a needle searching for the vein
It feels so cold
Wish I was high

Life on the wire
How I love to be up there
Life on the wire
How it leaves me running scared

No more waiting something had to give
And when it came a strange release
I never really knew if it was in my brain
Until the day I went too far

Life on the wire
How I love to be up there
Life on the wire
How it leaves me

I can't stand it one more night
Take this hell away
I can't stand it one more night
There's no other way

A stage door pass for friends
Amongst the garbage cans
Just old soldiers calling time
The smell of meths runs high
Across this stinking waste
Is it any place to die?

Life on the wire
How I love to be up there
Life on the wire
How it leaves me running scared

I can't stand it one more night
Take this hell away
I can't stand it one more night
There's no other way

Wonderland  5:08
Dave Hill-Mal Spooner
Cloth Cap Songs

Still they dig for gold
Fooled on city streets
With no regard for mine
We watch the same repeats
Repeat the same mistakes
And swore we'd get it right next time

Riding high in Wonderland
Another runner in the UK
See the crossing from Wonderland
Shipping it back to the USA

We gave all hope and house
Giro's to Khyber Pass
No one wants to live next door
Who runs the northern line?
Who rules the Union Jack?
Nothing's really cricket, watch the score

Riding high in Wonderland
Another runner in the UK
See the crossing from Wonderland
Shipping it back to the USA

After all we heard it all before
And still the wheels go round
And for all the changes that were made
British standard, where's the standard?

The Chinese take-away
On empire's striking back
Watch clockwork soldiers fall in line
Land of hope and glory
Ruled by class
Still the British way of life

Riding high in Wonderland
Another runner in the UK
See the crossing from Wonderland
Shipping it back to the USA

The big chance  7:51
Dave Hill-Steve Watts
Cloth Cap Songs

I'm going out to blow some bread
Soak up the sun, get out of dept
I'm gonna see the world
I'll buy up time and send out gifts
We'll live in style be stinking rich
And hit the Vegas trail
And it's a racing cert
You know this one can't lose
Let it all ride on the red
I only need two draws
And one each way

This is the big chance of your life
This is the moment that you've waited for
This is the big time of your day
This is the payoff you've been searching for
So come on down
Come on down
You can win your dreams
You've nothing left to lose
Come on down
Come on down
It's waiting here we'll help you what to choose

You can't stop now it's all too close
Just one more try
This time I'll win
It's written in the stars
He knows the price
She's seen the cards
My luck is in
So spin the wheel
There's fortune waiting here
My number's coming up
A gypsy told me so
I'm odds on favourite everytime
I take my soma like a good boy should

This is the big chance of your life
This is the moment that you've waited for
This is the big time of your day
This is the payoff you've been searching for
So come on down
Come on down
You can win your dreams
You've nothing left to lose
Come on down
Come on down
It's waiting here we'll help you what to choose

Come on down
We're giving it all away
Caravans, fancy cars, gold toilet seats
And trips to Mars
Holidays, exotic tours, camel rides and German whores
Stocks and shares and teddy bears
Tokens for every shape and size
Free beer for a year
A video, a television, a compact disc
A face lift, a night out with the stars
American Express, the Orient Express
The government expects
Hey come on down
We're giving it all away


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