April 1985

Be Yourself Tonight

Be Yourself Tonight

April 1985

Be Yourself Tonight

Tracklist

  • 01
    Would I Lie To You?

    Would I lie to you?
    Would I lie to you honey?
    Now would I say something that wasn’t true?
    I’m asking you sugar
    Would I lie to you?

    My friends – know what’s in store.
    I won’t be here anymore.
    I’ve packed my bags
    I’ve cleaned the floor.
    Watch me walkin’.
    Walkin’ out the door.

    (Believe me – I’ll make it make it)

    Tell you straight – no intervention.
    To your face – no deception.
    You’re the biggest fake.
    That much is true.
    Had all I can take.
    Now I’m leaving you

    (Believe me – I’ll make it make it)

    [Chorus repeats]

    (Watch me – watch me! Ooh yea)

  • 02
    There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)

    No-one on earth could feel like this.
    I’m thrown and overblown with bliss.
    There must be an angel
    Playing with my heart.
    I walk into an empty room
    And suddenly my heart goes “boom”!
    It’s an orchestra of angels
    And they’re playing with my heart.

    (Must be talking to an angel)

    No-one on earth could feel like this.
    I’m thrown and overblown with bliss.
    There must be an angel
    Playing with my heart.
    And when I think that I’m alone
    It seems there’s more of us at home.
    It’s a multitude of angels
    And they’re playing with my heart.

    [Chorus repeats]

    I must be hallucinating
    Watching angels celebrating.
    Could this be reactivating
    All my senses dislocating?
    This must be a strange deception
    By celestial intervention.
    Leavin’ me the recollection
    Of your heavenly connection.

  • 03
    I Love You Like A Ball And Chain

    Well the sound of your voice on the telephone
    Make me feel distressed
    Make me all alone.
    Why do I feel so incomplete?
    When you’re not here I’m just obsolete.

    My bed is burnin’ all through the night.
    You’re the only one that can make me feel right.
    Try to lay down my sleepin’ head
    But I’m tossin’ and turnin’ around instead.

    I love you like a ball and chain.
    (Make it alright now.)
    Love you like a ball and chain.
    (Feels too good.)

    I’m a fool I know but I’m stuck on you.
    I’m a fool I know and it’s makin’ me blue.
    There’s a river of blood.
    There’s a river of tears
    I’ve been wasting all these years.

    [Chorus repeats]

  • 04
    Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves

    Now there was a time when they used to say
    That behind every – “great man.”
    There had to be a – “great woman.”
    But in these times of change you know
    That it’s no longer true.
    So we’re comin’ out of the kitchen
    ‘Cause there’s somethin’ we forgot to say to you (we say)

    Sisters are doin’ it for themselves.
    Standin’ on their own two feet.
    And ringin’ on their own bells.
    Sisters are doin’ it for themselves.

    Now this is a song to celebrate
    The conscious liberation of the female state!
    Mothers – daughters and their daughters too.
    Woman to woman
    We’re singin’ with you.
    The “inferior sex” got a new exterior
    We got doctors, lawyers, politicians too.
    Everybody – take a look around.
    Can you see – can you see – can you see
    There’s a woman right next to you.

    [Chorus repeats]

    Now we ain’t makin’ stories
    And we ain’t layin’ plans
    ‘Cause a man still loves a woman
    And a woman still loves a man
    (Just a same though)

  • 05
    Conditioned Soul

    (When will you make up your mind?)

    Darling just be yourself tonight.
    There’s nothing wrong with the way you feel.
    The moon and stars are in the sky.
    We’re centuries apart
    And the lights are shining down on you.
    (I can’t stand it)

    Everybody’s kissing someone.
    Holding hands just to get some fun.
    I couldn’t care less if I ever get none.
    Or never fall into some lover’s arms again.
    (I can’t stand it)
    Aah… conditioned soul
    When will you make up your mind?
    (I can’t stand it)

    Aah… conditioned soul
    When will you make up your mind?
    (I can’t stand it)

    Darling don’t be afraid tonight.
    Something’s wrong with the way you feel.
    The moon and stars have all gone by.
    We’re centuries apart and the lights are dying.
    Everybody’s hurting someone.
    Stabbing back just to get some fun.
    I hope to God I don’t get me none.
    Or never fall into some killer’s arms again.

    When will you make up your mind?
    (I can’t stand it)

  • 06
    Adrian

    Adrian – don’t you understand?
    Fools like us are always dreaming.
    And when you go to bed
    And cover up your head
    It’s better if you try to stop remembering.
    And the world is slowly dawning
    To wake up to a new clear morning.
    Some of them just half your age
    Get written off, page by page…

    Adrian don’t you understand?
    Fools like us are always dreaming.
    And when you go to bed
    And cover up your head
    It’s better if you try to stop remembering.
    Some of them just half your age
    Get written off page by page…

    And the world is softly sleeping
    While your fears are in their keeping.
    All the planet’s making haste
    To blow to bits in outer space…
    Adrian – don’t you understand?

  • 07
    It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)

    It’s alright – baby’s coming back
    And I don’t really care where he’s been.
    It’s alright – baby’s coming back
    And I won’t turn him around this time.

    I’ll be your cliff (you can fall down from me).
    I’ll be your ledge (you can lean upon me).
    I’ll be your bridge, your flowering tree
    You can still depend on me…
    And I’ll be (the ticking of your clock).
    And I’ll be (the numbers on your watch).
    And I’ll be (your hands to stop the time).
    I’ll even be your danger sign.

    [Chorus repeats]

    And I’ll be (your grace your dignity).
    And I’ll be (your night your destiny).
    And I’ll be (your comfort and your ease).
    I will be your storm at seas…
    And I’ll be (your sharp intake of breath).
    And I’ll be (your work I’ll take no rest).
    And when the world falls to decline
    I’ll be yours and you’ll be mine.

    [Chorus repeats]

    (Make it easy on yourself tonight).

  • 08
    Here Comes That Sinking Feeling

    Have you ever heard the sound of disappointment?
    It tangles your head like a winter rose.
    Comes up eager and shining
    And it likes to leave a scar before it goes.

    Here comes that sinking feeling
    (Can’t keep it to myself)

    Nobody hurts me like you do.
    You cut into me like a poison dart.
    Creep into my sleep at night.
    Break into my dreams and tear them apart.

    Here comes that sinking feeling.

    Have you ever felt the sound of disappointment?
    It pounds in your head like hammer blows.
    Comes on gentle and smiling.
    And it likes to leave a scar…
    Here it comes again no.
    Here comes that sinking feeling.

  • 09
    Better To Have Lost In Love (Than Never To Have Loved At All)

    Cool tears flow upon my pillow.
    And I’m freezing blue with misery.
    You know that I never meant to hurt you
    But something always gets right in the way.

    So I’ll fill this bedrom full of mystery.
    Hang our last conclusions on the wall.
    And if this empty building starts to get to me
    Please remember that it just might be your fault.

    Better to have lost in love
    Than never to have loved at all…

    So the fated lovers turn to enemies –
    And all their hidden feelings start to show.
    And I never though that boy
    Could mean so much to me.
    And now it seems I’ll have to let you go…

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