Tracks

01. Borderline
02. Primed For Time
03. She's The One
04. Ain't Life Sweet
05. Don't Want To Lose You
06. Burnin' Fire
07. Running Up The Highway
08. Back Door Man
09. One Of Those Nights
10. Revolution
11. Love Deadly Love
12. Let The Good Times Roll



01. Borderline

Lyrics by Phil Mogg, Pete Way and Laurence Archer
Daylight's rising across the plains
This rig is streaking like a hellbound train
I smuggle whiskey, I smuggle gin
Where there's a need well I just truck on in

I'm a gambling man, son of a gun
I'll take the risks now baby I'll make the run
Wanna get home now, back in the saddle
Ain't gonna drive this kinda grade A cattle

Daylight's rising across the plains
This rig is streaking like a hellbound train
Albuquerque now, New Mexico
This .???.. one night show, yeah

(1) (And I'm) one step closer to the devil
One step further from the law
Lord I guess I'm just on borrowed time
But I'm one step closer to the
One step closer to the borderline

18 hours on this one long shift
Wanna hear the sweet sound of my tailgate lift
Lord I'm dying out on this road
Wanna see my baby, help me unload

(1) Repeat

[INSTRUMENTAL]

Rolling stock now, shifting steel
Got a woman with a touch to heal
Diesel, dust and my wheels are humming
So close to home, can you feel me coming

(1) Repeat
To the borderline...
To the borderline

[INSTRUMENTAL]

(1) Repeat
To the borderline...
To the borderline...

Wheels are rollin' down on home


02. Primed For Time

Lyrics by Phil Mogg, Pete Way and Laurence Archer
Hey now!
Pulled up back of the parking lot
This ain't Miss Daisy now, look what I got
.357 and it's primed for time
I'm just 16 but I'm blowing like a wind chime

I get up, I go down
Guess you could say I'm from the wrong side of town
Tank commander in my neighborhood
Well read my lips is this understood

(1) It's your nervous breakdown
It's your teenage shakedown
Your nervous breakdown
(Just one of those things)

I've seen all the movies on the late late show
Clint and Schwarzenegger taught me all I know
So open up and hand the money here
This is the start of an illustrious career

I get up, I go to bed
I sleep good with a price on my head
I love the glamour the girls and the car
From lemonade to Old Courvoisier

(1) Repeat

[INSTRUMENTAL]

(1) Repeat (without last line)


03. She's The One

Lyrics by Phil Mogg, Pete Way and Laurence Archer
No use in pretending, it's not been and gone
There's no defending, this feeling's all too strong
Every time and every place, I see magic in your eyes
I wanna see you feel you hold you tight
Till hell ices over I'll be waiting tonight

Oh, she's the one
I was stripped right down now yeah
She had me reeling
Oh baby, she's the one
And nothing feels better
And I know now she's the only one

Dealing with emotions we can uncreate
Being held under, oh how you infatuate
Every step and every move I see it in your eyes
I wanna see you feel you hold you tight
Till hell ices over I'll be waiting tonight

Oh, baby, she's the one
I was cut right down now
Oh, she left me reeling
Oh baby, she's the one
Nothing felt better
And I can't forget her she's the only one
Only one

[INSTRUMENTAL]

(1) Oh, she's the one
I was stripped right down now yeah
She left me reeling
Oh baby, she's the one
And nothing felt better
And I can't forget her she's the only one
Only one

(1) Repeat
Only one....she's the one...


04. Ain't Life Sweet

Lyrics by Mogg, Way, Archer, Clive Edwards
Kick out the cat / turn back the clock
Ain't life sweet baby look what I got
They took the TV honey
Oh babe now they took the car
I skipped the bills yeah
And I've been drinking at the bar

Ain't life a treat, it ain't so sweet
When you're down on down / down on down

The bank's foreclosing
And there's a foot inside my door
The telephone's not ringing
And I can't take it anymore

I'm off the track / my last six pack
And I'm down on down / going down
Ain't life a treat it ain't so sweet
When you're going down / down on down

Hit me Shorty

[INSTRUMENTAL]

My God the kids are screaming
And the help she ain't been paid
My baby upped and left me
Well I hope she's getting laid

Ain't life a treat it ain't so sweet
When you're down on down / going down
I'm just bad luck looks like I got stuck
Down on down / down on down

I took it to the limit, now I'm really in it
Going down / right on down
Just like the I.R.S. oh, more is less
Going down / down on down


05. Don't Want To Lose You

Lyrics by Phil Mogg, Pete Way and Laurence Archer
Is she waiting now
Do you think she really really cares
Is she standing and looking with her hope
Her fingers through her hair

Looking at the future you and me baby
Life lately don't seem like wonderland
Nothing here nothing coming in
Money goes like a wino's gin
Slips through my hands

(1) (And) I know it ain't easy
I get drunk like a fool
There's a promise I made you darling now
Just one golden rule

(2) Hold on to this love
'Cos I don't want to lose you
Hold on to this love
'Cos I don't want to lose you

When the lights go down
Do you think she really really cares
As she's lying there with her arms around you
A strange affair

Looking at the lights on Lakeshore Drive
In the Windy City now
Will our love stay alive
Last night I held you in my arms
You looked and said "Baby, we will survive"

And I know it ain't easy
'Cos life gets so cruel
And there's a promise I made you darling now
Just one golden rule

(2) Repeat
(2) Repeat
(1) Repeat

Where you gonna go, who you gonna run to
Who you gonna see tonight babe
What you gonna wear, who you gonna know
Who you gonna see tonight my baby
From the back of a one dollar down
Did you ever think I wouldn't be around
This ain't a stand off ain't no fight
But where you gonna be sleeping tonight?

(2) Repeat
(2) Repeat and fade out


06. Burnin' Fire

Lyrics by Phil Mogg, Pete Way and Laurence Archer
Well she struck like lightning
Sent the blood rushing to my head
And she was so exciting
I took a walk I didn't have to be led

(1) And I had my highlights, I had it all
I thought that life was my crystal ball
Now there's a highway running
She drove a truck right through my life

(2) I jumped in to the burnin' fire
Led by lust and my desire
I jumped in to the burnin' fire
Led by lust my desire

Well I was born a preacher
Fire and brimstone I'm a Baptist man
She was God's own creature
What she didn't know you wouldn't understand now

(1) Repeat
(2) Repeat

[INSTRUMENTAL]

Well she skipped across the floor
And she looked so fine
With her hair flowing back
I thought she was mine
I dreamed on in my own head
Now lord I wish I was dead

(2) Repeat
(2) Repeat

I jumped in, I jumped in
To the burnin' fire
And you don't win
I jumped in, I jumped in
To the burnin' fire
And you don't win

(2) Repeat and fade out


07. Running Up The Highway

Lyrics by Phil Mogg, Pete Way and Laurence Archer
Quit my job at the 7-11
3-D vision and a glance of heaven
Picked up my six string began to play
Just one touch and it started to say

All your dreams will come true
Lovely mansion with a pool so blue
A red Ferrari and a model for a wife
Oh yes it looks I was born for the good life

(1) Running up the highway looking for something
Looking for something I can't see
Running up the highway looking for something
Looking for something I can't see

A thousand motels waiting to trash
TV dinners, well I love that bash
And if you Eddie, just say Hi
This party's open so drop on by

All your dreams will come true
A sunny haven from the Inland Revenue
Hot nights in Paris a chance to dance
Since I signed up I've been living in a trance

(1) Repeat

[INSTRUMENTAL]

I'm feeling sick like Dawn of the Dead
I've got Marines marching through my head
John-Boy Walton, he's so nice
So come in this must be paradise

All your dreams will come true
That lovely mansion with its pool so blue
A red Ferrari and a model for a wife
Oh yes it looks I was born for the good life

(1) Repeat


08. Back Door Man

Lyrics by Phil Mogg, Pete Way and Laurence Archer
I'm every man here in disguise
Lie cheat and give you a spoonful of lies
I'm a high toned mother with an axe to grind
Come a little closer honey, see what you find

Your worst nightmares all rolled in one
I'll find you sure as the rising sun
Don't make a noise it's understood
'Cos this ain't no story like red riding hood

I'm your back door man, I'm your back door man oh yeah
I'm your back door man, come on babe, And I'll take you where I can

Systematically I choose at will
But with you there's an obscene thrill
It's funny now how you can't say no
It's the smell of fear that you love so

I'm your back door man, I'm your back door man, oh yeah,
I'm your back door man baby, Just take it where you can

This first kiss has a touch of ice
Now how's that feel, it ain't so nice
Blackhearted mamma I've something new
Oh Lord look what I've turned into

[INSTRUMENTAL]

I'm your back door man, I'm your back door man

I'm your back door man, I'm your back door man


09. One Of Those Nights

Lyrics by Phil Mogg, Pete Way and Laurence Archer
Guess it's just the same old story
Fool I didn't have a chance
She took me like a house that's burning
Never gave a second glance
Eat 'em up let 'em go and you never
Let your feelings show
She ain't here and you're asking why
Life's a bitch and then you die
Come on lover just let go
Is there something I should know

Was it just one of those nights
Something you don't remember, yeah
Just one of those crazy nights
Something I don't remember

Sitting at the bar drinking beer
Happy hour's over and love's cost me dear
The piano player sits at his stool
He's playing "Feelings" ain't' life cruel
Uptown downtown life's a river
And I wish I could drown
I could still hear those loving sighs
A lesson learnt love's just a lie

I know I made a big mistake
With love there's no even break
There's a price you have to pay
I got the bill when I heard you say

(1) (Was it) just one of those nights (baby)
Something I don't remember
Just one of those crazy nights
Something you don't remember

[INSTRUMENTAL]

Was it just one of those nights, baby
Something I don't remember
Just one of those crazy nights
Something I don't remember

(1) Repeat


10. Revolution

Lyrics by Phil Mogg, Pete Way and Laurence Archer
Love lies bleeding, from the east now to the west
I'm waiting to put your loving to the test

(1) I need to know, I need to give
I need to feel to breathe and live
I'm cutting loose and I'm breaking out
I'm goin' to leave you baby in no doubt 'cause

(2) This will be my own revolution
With a burning flag held high
I will make my own constitution
Till the day I die

Sensations in every move that you ever make
Revelations what you now give you can't take

(1) Repeat
(2) Repeat

[INSTRUMENTAL]

If hell is to give I'm wondering what I'm going to do
And I just couldn't see, oh and how
My feelings run hot and I just couldn't stop now

(2) Repeat
(2) Repeat
(2) Repeat
Till the day I die, till the day I die, till the day I die....


11. Love Deadly Love

Lyrics by Phil Mogg, Pete Way and Laurence Archer
A greyhound bus weaves its way across town
I'm sitting here thinking
Never thought I could be brought down
And low yes I'm sinking

(1) Bet on a wild one, I got stitched
Caught up in a fight
I was dreaming, dreaming, oh I saw you last night
(I got a) 4 by 8 on Riker's Yard
8 to 15 I'm doin' hard
For you and your lover
Shot through the head
Air conditioning lead

The honeymoon was over
With the telephone bill
Yes you've been tumbled
With your fingers in the till
The Chelsea Hotel with a private line
Now it's payback time

(2) Sha la la la I can't let you go
It's not over till it's over, no
Sha la la la I can't set you free
Oh no can't let go
'Cause I put you right above
Love deadly love
Love deadly love

Through the shadows of my backyard
Now brother I'm leaving a calling card
This mission tonight
Feels so right Mr. D.O.A.
Some they can take it and some lie down
Some just wear that thorny crown
Like a halo round the head
Oh now you're better off dead

(2) Repeat

[INSTRUMENTAL]

(2) Repeat

There's a visit and one phone call
And sometimes a stroll
If I'm straight in five years
Maybe remission or parole

(1) Repeat

Five card stud that's your game
I'll cut stack and lose it's all the same
You could never say no never say no no no no

Love deadly love, love deadly love
Love deadly love, love deadly love
Love deadly love, love deadly love


12. Let The Good Times Roll

Lyrics by Phil Mogg, Pete Way and Laurence Archer
Now here's an invitation
It's on page 33
Attractive and exciting female
Must be looking for someone like me
Looking through your magazine
Now here's a cryptic clue
Yes the river is swollen
This one could be, could be for you

Come on lover pickup the phone
02900 in the Twilight Zone

Oh she let's the good times roll
Come on baby now free my soul
Oh she lets the good times roll
Heat it up and just let me go

A knight in shining armor
Honest and sincere
That's the way I'll word it now
Oh! plus a good career
Sticky situations
They will fade away
Place an ad in this column
And find a love you pray

Come on baby pick up the phone
Dial my number in the twilight zone

Oh she lets the good time roll
Take it real fast or you can take it slow
Oh she let's the good time roll
Just pump it up now let me go

[INSTRUMENTAL]

(1) Oh she lets the good times roll
She takes it fast or you can take it slow
Oh she lets the good times roll
Now heat it up babe just don't let go

(1) Repeat and fade out