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Assault & Battery


  1. Out Of This Place
  2. All The Lessons
  3. Let It Go
  4. Assault & Battery
  5. Magnum Maid
  6. Rock'N'Roll Is King
  7. Manzil Madness
  8. Chinese Dunkirk
  9. Sidewalk Sally
  10. Suicide City


Out Of This Place (Anderson/Cocks)

Ow! The city man is killing me
My babe says don't come around
She's gotta go out and drink some bread
And the welfare man, he's been hanging 'round

There's trouble in the streets tonight
Short tempers heat and boil
Tension like a cobra snake
Set to strike that's stiffly coiled

I'm feelin' easy now, there's a smile on my face
Ooh, get me out of this place
GET ME OUT OF THIS PLACE!

The penny arcade is crazy
That people come here to play
Distorted mirrors keep starin' back
They got nothin' more to say

Anger burns inside of me
Give me a war to fight
I'm feelin' cold, feelin' restless
Out on the streets tonight

I'm feelin' easier now, there's a smile on my face
Ooh, get me out of this place
Gotta, get me out of this place!

The game is totally out of control
There's no place left to run
I'll find myself some freedom
With the business end of this gun

Like an animal being hunted
I got nothin' more to lose
This life that I was given
Sure as hell ain't the one I choose

I'm feelin' easier now, there's a smile on my face
I'm feelin' easier now, there's a smile on my face
Just, get me out of this place
Get me out of this place!

I want out of this place
I need out of this place, you gotta
Get me, get me out of this place

Gotta run, I gotta run, yeah I gotta run
Gotta get me out of this place...

I want out...yeah I want out...


All The Lessons (Anderson/Cocks)

I was a rough boy babe I was a tough boy babe
I really made you bleed
I used you babe and I abused you babe
Now tell me what more do you need
What more do you need

Don't turn the other cheek
Unless you want it beaten in
Fight violence with violence
It's the only way to win

All the lessons we gotta learn
All the bridges we gotta burn...burn 'em
All the lessons we gotta learn
All the bridges we gotta burn...gonna burn 'em

Leave me alone, don't talk to me
'Cause I got nothin' to say
Oh Leave me alone don't tell me the rules 
'Cause I don't want to play
I don't want to play

Don't turn the other cheek
Unless you want it beaten in
Fight violence with violence
It's the only way to win

All the lessons we gotta learn
All the bridges we gotta burn
All the lessons we gotta learn
All the bridges we gotta burn...burn 'em
Ow! Gonna burn!

Don't kiss me babe, don't miss me babe
I won't remember your name
Don't hold me babe I told you babe
For me it's just a game
It's just a game

Don't turn the other cheek
Unless you want it beaten in
Fight violence with violence
It's the only way to win

All the lessons we gotta learn
All the bridges we gotta burn...burn 'em
All the lessons we gotta learn
All the bridges we gotta burn...burn 'em
All the lessons we gotta learn
All the bridges we gotta burn
All the lessons we gotta learn
All the bridges we gotta burn
Gotta burn 'em, yeah!
I'm gonna burn 'em!


Let It Go (Anderson/Cocks)

Black bomber jackets with gang colors
Showing on my back
The boys they're out tonight walking
Prowlin' in a pack

The girls are hangin' loose
In a path not far away
The teams they pick are evenly matched
For the game they're about to play

Who knows who cares
Are you game or are you scared
To take a chance and let it go
Take a chance, let it go
Let it go, let it go

Colored light flashed, silver ball crashed
A face was full of pain
Dancin' on the toes for an unseen foe
For the chance to play again

She tried so hard not to lose her innocence
In the back seat of a car
But he's too drunk to be gentle
And she's too drunk to care

Who knows who cares
Are you game or are you scared
To take a chance and let it go
Take one chance, let it go

And the kids still cruise the summer nights
Gettin' their kicks is their youthful right
Chicks so young lookin' better all the time
Teaching smooth talkin' boys to sing in rhyme

Do you get what I said, hey boys
Try...to keep time

Goin' up and out in the summer
Educated at a government school
Leaving home just as soon as he can
Hangin' out, gettin' seen, gettin' cool

There ain't no jobs for money
So he's learnin' how to steal
The bright beam lights in the city
Make things seem strangely unreal

Who knows who cares
Are you game or are you scared
To take a chance and let it go
Take a chance, let it go

And the kids still cruise the summer nights
Gettin' their kicks is their youthful right
Chicks so young lookin' better all the time
Teaching smooth talkin' boys to sing in rhyme
Sing in rhyme

Who knows who cares
Are you game or are you scared
To take a chance and let it go
Take a chance, let it go
Let it go, let it go
Let it go, you got to let it go
Let it go


Assault & Battery(Anderson/Cocks)

The charge was assault & battery
The judge said there'd be no bail
The charge was assault & battery
They dragged me off to jail

I did no crime she was no friend of mine
Vengeance and justice went hand in hand
But there's a law for the rich, and a law for the poor
And I'm just a workin' man, I'm just a workin' man

They took no notice of her tears
But they were gettin' drunk on her fear
I arrived in time to spare her fate
That little girl would feel no shame

I did no crime she was no friend of mine
Vengeance and justice went hand in hand
There's a law for the rich, and a law for the poor
I'm just a workin' man, I'm just a workin' man

The charge was assault & battery
The judge said there'd be no bail
The charge was assault & battery
And they dragged me off to jail

They turned on me mad, crazy and mean
I stole 'em the cake, they were gonna cream
They leapt on me like a pack of dogs
Pullin' me down, they wanted me flogged

Punchin' and fightin' I got to my feet
Determined to leave their blood on the street
If I went down now they'd kick me to death
That sweet little girl would be left a wreck

I did no crime she was no friend of mine
Vengeance and justice went hand in hand
There's a law for the rich, and a law for the poor
I've been a workin' man, I've always been a workin' man

Their waitin' on me when I got out
And they stabbed me full of holes
It's now a case of kill or be killed
Unwritten jungle law

I did no crime she was no friend of mine
Vengeance and justice went hand in hand
There's a law for the rich, and a law for the poor
I'm just a simple workin' man, I'm just a simple workin' man

The charge was assault & battery
The judge said there'd be no bail
The charge was assault & battery
Three years in the stinkin' jail

The charge was assault & battery
The charge was assault & battery
The charge was assault & battery


Magnum Maid (Anderson/Cocks)

Corruption breeds destruction
And there's a cancer killin' my homeland
After years of tryin' to do the right thing
Now it's too far out of hand

We're never gonna catch the criminals
As long as they're runnin' the show
We can't have our own opinions
About things they won't let us know

She's a well built lady, steel cold
Spits hell's on fire, with a tombstone load

Magnum Maid, Magnum Maid
Can you save a boy like me
Magnum Maid, Magnum Maid
Set my country free

When they commit atrocities against their own
We're better off standing ground
Where dignity has been stripped away
Revenge will be found

I conceived a plan out of desperation
To set the country free
The more I thought there was no solution
There was nothing left for me

But a well built lady, steel cold
Spits hell's on fire, with a tombstone load

Magnum Maid, Magnum Maid
Can you save a boy like me
Magnum Maid, Magnum Maid
Set my country free

Magnum Maid, Magnum Maid
Can you save a boy like me
Magnum Maid, Magnum Maid
Set my country free
Set it free

Now I'm layin' here in the gutter
And my blood's stainin' the sand
There's two rounds left in my .44
Lyin' inches away from my hand

There's a man who's walkin' my way
Thinks I'm dead for sure
When I cock the handle of my Magnum Maid
He won't hurt no one no more

A well built lady, steel cold
Spits hell's on fire, with a tombstone load

Magnum Maid, Magnum Maid
Can you save a boy like me
Magnum Maid, Magnum Maid
Set my country free

I feel the steel it's cool in my hand
There's a man he's about to die
Hey lady luck, give me the pluck
To get free, have a one more try

Magnum Maid, Magnum Maid
Can you save a boy like me
Magnum Maid, Magnum Maid
Gonna set my country free

Magnum Maid, Magnum Maid, Magnum Maid
Magnum Maid, Magnum Maid, Magnum Maid


Rock'N'Roll Is King (Anderson/Cocks)

Well it's time to drink
I don't want to think about sorrow
Be one of the boys and make some noise
There's still tomorrow

I don't watch the news, 'cause singin' the blues
Is goin' out of style
Get out on the town, forget to frown
Learn how to smile

Dance and sing, let it ring
Dance and sing, Rock'n'Roll is king
Yeah it is

I'm learnin' to fly, I don't know why
I never did it before
Go and dance the best, don't need no rest
Till I'm down on the floor

Grab a girl, watch her spin and twirl
Dance and sway
Forgettin' all the rules, be loose be cool
Learn how to play

Dance and sing, let it ring
Dance and sing, Rock'n'Roll is king

All you gotta do...
Dance and sing, let it ring
Dance and sing, Rock'n'Roll is king
Rock'n'Roll is king, Rock'n'Roll is king
Yeah
Rock'n'Roll is king
Yeah
Rock'n'Roll is king
Oh yeah
Rock'n'Roll is king
Oh yeah...yeah...yeah


Manzil Madness (Anderson/Wells)

Spent too many nights
Walkin' in the streets of the city
I lost the sweet taste of youth
Oh babe that's such a pity

Suburban tourists come to stare
The weekend warriors cruisin' there
Come to see what makes 'em scared
Truth revealed by neon glare

Struck by Manzil Madness
Down on Springfield Avenue
Struck by Manzil madness
There was nothing I could do
Struck by Manzil Madness
Down on Springfield Avenue
Struck by Manzil madness
There was nothing, whoah nothing, nothing I could do

Spent so much wasted time
Gettin' myself to bed
The women I wanted wouldn't look my way
And I took someone else instead

Suburban tourists come to stare
The weekend warriors cruisin' there
Come to see what makes 'em scared
Truth revealed by neon glare

Struck by Manzil Madness
Down on Springfield Avenue
Struck by Manzil madness
There was nothing I could do
Struck by Manzil Madness
Down on Springfield Avenue
Struck by Manzil madness
There was nothing, whoah nothing, nothing I could do

Struck by Manzil Madness
Down on Springfield Avenue
Struck by Manzil madness
There was nothing I could do
Struck by Manzil Madness
Down on Springfield Avenue
Struck by Manzil madness
There was nothing, whoah nothing, nothing I could do

Spent too many nights...holdin' up the bar


Chinese Dunkirk (Anderson/Leach/Cocks/Royal/Wells)

If you cut out my heart I could go on living
I sold my soul for borrowed time
Things not meant for the mind of man
Secret dark shadows deep in his mind

Just look in my eyes and you'll see it
There's something in mine you ain't got
If there's something you want that's worth havin'
Don't settle for less, take the lot

If you're the devil's daughter
I'm the devil's son
Well fuse with so full passion
Incest will be done

Sister...I'm the devil's son

Black cats and priests won't cross my path
Where I spit, no grass will grow
You never ever met anyone like me
That's all you need to know

I've been a sinner for far too long
To ever wanna be a saint
If Satan wants me, he can come and get me
I don't give nothin' away

If you're the devil's daughter
I'm the devil's son
Well fuse with so full passion
Incest will be done

Oh, Sister...shake hands with the devil's son

The devil in you is only in my head
Lucifer lives in my soul
I made a bargain for glory and riches
Paid the same price as days of old

I heard all about divinity
But angels don't turn me on
They say life's for livin' so live it
Find a Highway To Hell and lead on

If you're the devil's daughter
I'm the devil's son
Well fuse with so full passion
Incest will be done

Look at me, sister...you're lookin' at the devil's son

Sister, brother, sister, mmm lover
I'm your brother, I'm you're lover
I'll be your lover, sister
Ooh sister

Hey sister! Ooh, here I come! 
Ooh sister, here I come! 
I'm the devil's son, sister! 
Ow sister! Ow sister!
Ooh, Ow sister, sister, sister!
Here I come, sister!
Sister, Aaaahh!

If you're the devil's daughter
Look at me I'm the devil's son
Well make love with so full passion
Incest will be done

Oh sister, look at me I'm the devil's son
I'm you're brother, ooh sister
Ooh yeah, look at me sister
Look at me sister
Look at me sister

I'm the devil's son
I'm the devil's son
Sister, sister, sister, sister, sister...


Sidewalk Sally (Anderson/Cocks)

Late last night I saw you doin' the street
Dodgin' the cops on the beat
It wasn't necessary to know my name
Just to, take me home to play

Sidewalk Sally, crawlin' down the alley
On her hands and knees
Sidewalk Sally, knows what she's sellin'
A little taste of apathy

Now the girl with the golden touch
French or Greek don't cost much
I got the money honey, you got the bun
I'll pay for your time, grab the money and run

Sidewalk Sally, crawlin' down the alley
On her hands and knees
Sidewalk Sally, knows what she's sellin'
Apathy

She's on the street again
Out on her path alone again
She can't be late for the devil's son
She looks scared, watch her run

So scared mama look at you run
Run run run, mama look at you run
Yow! So scared mama look at you run
Run run run, mama, look at you run

Sidewalk Sally
Sidewalk Sally

Things were different, in the beginning
There was a future you were winning
But wear and tear, has started to show
The white lady, she won't let you go

Sidewalk Sally, crawlin' in the alley
On her hands and knees
Sidewalk Sally, she knows what she's sellin'
She's shortchanged ya, with apathy

Sidewalk Sally
Sidewalk Sally


Suicide City (Anderson/Cocks)

You're at the end like a lamb to the slaughter
You're comin just to make your way
You don't worry about the future
'Cause the government guarantees pay

65 is the year they got planned out for you to retire
At 65 more dead than alive you'll expire

Suicide City where the girls are so pretty
The boys walk home in the rain
Suicide City, isn't it a pity
Brain drain's the name of the game

In the nerve center of the country
There's so much work to do
They gotta feed the government machine
And it lives off human food

And in the length of boxes, identity's stripped away
When they work 'em, and when they hurt 'em
They just throw 'em away

Suicide City where the girls are so pretty
The boys walk home in the rain
Suicide City, isn't it a pity
Brain drain's the name of the game

I can't take it...Suicide City!

They're tryin' to tell us out our windows
Gonna tell us in the front of the trains
A university diploma
It don't mean that you got brains

They push you to the limit
They push you 'till you drop
They push you so hard, push you so far
Push you over the top

Suicide City where the girls are so pretty
The boys walk home in the rain
Suicide City, isn't it a pity
Brain drain's the name of the game

I can't take it...Suicide City!

Suicide, Suicide, Suicide, Suicide City
I live in Suicide, Suicide, Suicide, Suicide City
Sunshine
Sunshine
Suicide, Suicide, Suicide, Suicide, Suicide, Suicide, Suicide
Suicide City
Suicide City, such a shame, Suicide City
Suicide City, it's such a pity, Suicide City
Suicide, Suicide!
Suicide!
 




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