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Status Quo - Rollin home

I left my home one day for the sake of better pay 
In a foreign land twelve centuries back in time 
Where the sun keeps pouring down on the holes down in the ground 
And I dream of the girl I left behind 

Well I signed on the dotted line and I thought in a few years time 
I’d be home and we could start a brand new life 
But everything went wrong and I just don’t know how long 
They will make me stay to pay for my crime 
And I wish I was 

Rollin’ home, rollin’ home 
Home to the place I long to be 
Oh-oh rollin’ home, rollin’ home 
There’s someone waiting there for me 

There’s a law that rules this land that I just didn’t understand 
I didn’t know that I was doing wrong 
But they don’t seem to care and they’ll do it when they’re over there 
But here you face the justice of their God 
And I wish I was 

Rollin’ home, rollin’ home 
Home to the place I long to be 
Oh-oh rollin’ home, rollin’ home 
There’s someone waiting there for me 

All the money that I saved to pay for better days 
Just can’t make up for how I miss you so 
There’s no consolation prize but when I close my eyes 
I’m dreaming of you in our new home 
And I wish I was 

Rollin’ home, rollin’ home 
Home to the place I long to be 
Oh-oh rollin’ home, rollin’ home 
There’s someone waiting there for me 

Rollin’ home, rollin’ home 
Home to the place I long to be 
Oh-oh rollin’ home, rollin’ home 
There’s someone waiting there for me 

Status Quo - Rotten to the bone

Well she dragged it out forever and my ration’s almost never 
Don’t you know 
But every time I hit it and won’t you forget it 
Don’t you know 
She always jumps up in the morning and she kisses me goodnight 
Don’t you know 
I got the Russians left and a headache right 
Don’t you know, don’t you know 

Looking good, looking fine, looking so pretty 
So rotten to the bone 
Never been hungry, never been smitten 
But oh, rotten to the bone 
I bet you find time for looking in the mirror 
Twenty-five times a day 
You never get tired of looking in the mirror 
But you always see things in a most peculiar way 
Looking fine, looking fine, looking so pretty 
So rotten to the bone 

You didn’t have to hurry ‘cos she doesn’t seem to notice 
Don’t you know 
If you believe that rubbish then you’re really in trouble 
Don’t you know 
It couldn’t be her fault, she never gets it into focus 
Don’t you know 
Well her eyes need checking and her bum needs slaps 
Don’t you know, don’t you know 

Looking good, looking fine, looking so pretty 
So rotten to the bone 
Never been hungry, never been smitten 
But oh, rotten to the bone 
I bet you find time for looking in the mirror 
Twenty-five times a day 
You never get tired of looking in the mirror 
But you always see things in a most peculiar way 
Looking fine, looking fine, looking so pretty 
So rotten to the bone 

Well she dragged it out forever and my ration’s almost never 
Don’t you know 
But every time I hit it and won’t you forget it 
Don’t you know 
She always jumps up in the morning and she kisses me goodnight 
Don’t you know 
I got the Russians left and a headache right 
Don’t you know, don’t you know 

Looking good, looking fine, looking so pretty 
So rotten to the bone 
Never been hungry, never been smitten 
But oh, rotten to the bone 
I bet you find time for looking in the mirror 
Twenty-five times a day 
You never get tired of looking in the mirror 
But you always see things in a most peculiar way 
Looking fine, looking fine, looking so pretty 
So rotten to the bone 
Looking fine, looking fine, looking so pretty 
So rotten to the bone 
Looking fine, looking fine, looking so pretty 
So rotten to the bone 

Status Quo - Round and round

Monday morning, beautiful sunshine 
Don’t wanna go to work now 
Guess I won’t be missed this one time 
Nobody’s getting hurt now 
Telephone call on the red card hotline 
I’m never gonna learn how 

We go round and round and round and round and over again 
We turn inside out and upside down but in the end 
What goes round and round and round will come together again 

I dream all day, she tells me I’m lazy 
I think she’d better go now 
She don’t understand, she’s an airhead baby 
I’m a legend in my own town 
On the cards it’s a definite maybe 
There’s gonna be a showdown 

And we go round and round and round and round and over again 
We turn inside out and upside down but in the end 
What goes round and round and round will come together again 

We go round and round and round and round and over again 

Sometimes cool, sometimes crazy 
I never have a bad day 
I stay clear when everything’s hazy 
I never have a mad day 
Do my best, nothing can change me 
I gotta do it my way 

‘Cos we go round and round and round and round and over again 
We turn inside out and upside down but in the end 
What goes round and round and round will come together again 

Status Quo - Rude awakening time

It’s time to make it better, it’s rude awakening time 
So write it in a letter and you can clear your mind 
You make me very happy, you make me very sad 
It’s time to make it better, the best I ever had 
It’s time to make it better, but nothing lasts for ever 
It’s rude awakening time 

So get moving and get yourself off my bed 
Well get moving and get yourself gone instead. 
You been away so long you can’t find your way home 
You’ve been using and wrapped yourself round your head 
You’re confusing everything that you said 
You been so far gone so gone so far so long 
You been gone so long so gone so far so long 

It’s time to make it better, it’s rude awakening time 
Well write it in a letter and you can clear your mind 
You make me very happy, you make me very sad 
It’s time to make it better, the best I ever had 
It’s time to make it better, but nothing lasts for ever 
It’s rude awakening time 

And just maybe you oughta think twice ahead. 
It’s been a long, long time since you’ve been close to home 

It’s time to make it better, it’s rude awakening time 
Well write it in a letter and you can clear your mind 
You make me very happy, you make me very sad 
It’s time to make it better, the best I ever had 
It’s time to make it better, and nothing lasts for ever 
It’s rude awakening time 

You’ve been rollin’ and rockin’ it another way 
You’ve been slowly giving up day by day 
You been so far gone so gone so far so long 
You been gone so long so gone so far so long 

Status Quo - Run to mummy

She runs to mummy when she comes over funny 
And she really isn’t bothered at all 
She never hurt me really, maybe she’s worth it 
But it’s rapidly becoming a bore 
She says I mess around, take her for a ride 
She thinks I gotta little bitty hidden on the side 
But doesn’t everybody have a little bitty hidden on the side? 

I know it’s silly but there, there isn’t really 
Any truth in what she’s saying at all 
I get suspicious of all her loving kisses 
Just before she goes a-missing for hours 
She’s messing me around, giving me a ride 
I think she’s got a little bitty hidden on the side 
Why does ev’rybody keep a little bitty hidden on the side? 

Maybe I’m crazy but I, I love my baby 
Maybe baby’s just a pain in the heart 
She runs to mummy when she comes over funny 
Screaming, Mummy, it’s a-falling apart 

Yeah yeah yeah yeah run to mummy run run 
He’s a-breaking my heart 
Run to mummy run run, yeah yeah run to mummy 
He’s gonna take us apart 

She runs to mummy when she comes over funny 
And she really isn’t bothered at all 
She never hurt me really, maybe she’s worth it 
But it’s rapidly becoming a bore 
She says I mess around, take her for a ride 
She thinks I gotta little bitty hidden on the side 
But doesn’t everybody have a little bitty hidden on the side? 

Maybe I’m crazy but I, I love my baby 
Maybe baby’s just a pain in the heart 
She runs to mummy when she comes over funny 
Screaming, Mummy, it’s a-falling apart 

Yeah yeah yeah yeah run to mummy run run 
He’s a-breaking my heart 
Run to mummy run run, yeah yeah run to mummy 
He’s gonna take us apart 
Fooling with my feelings, messing with my mind 
I know she’s got a little bitty hidden on the side 
Why does ev’rybody have little bitty on the side? 

She runs to mummy when she comes over funny 
Screaming, Mummy, it’s a-falling apart 
She runs to mummy when she comes over funny 
Maybe baby’s just a pain in my heart 
She runs to mummy when she comes over funny 
Screaming, Mummy, it’s a-falling apart 

Status Quo - Runaway

Riding on a high, riding so high now I’m leaving 
Am I running far from my own fears 
I’m never facing up, I never face up to the reasons 
And never showing any of my tears 
‘Cos I leave out the back way, not the way that I came in 
Because it seems like the logical way, at the time 

And then I run, run, run and seek a hideaway 
I’m on the run, run, run, I’m falling 
Run, run, I’m a runaway 

Can I go back, can I go back where I started? 
I always will remember my needs 

Take me far away, take me away to an island 
And leave me here to cry in my own tears 
Try me once again, try me again when you’re passing 
Maybe I’ll remember you in years 
I can’t go out the back way, just the way that I came in 
I hope it seems like the logical way, at the time 

Because I’ll run, run, run and seek a hideaway 
I’m on the run, run, run, I’m falling 
Run, run, I’m a runaway 
Can I go back, can I go back where I started? 
I always will remember my needs 

Looking for so long but I am listening longer 
I haven’t seen or heard a thing from you 
I can’t stay here, I couldn’t stay here if you paid me 
I can’t give you any guarantees 
I won’t go out the back way, not the way that I came in 
Because it seems like the logical way, at the time 

And then I run, run, run and seek a hideaway 
I’m on the run, run, run, I’m falling 
Run, run, I’m a runaway 
Can I go back, can I go back where I started? 
I always will remember my needs 

Can I go back, can I go back where I started? 
I always will remember my needs 
I always will remember my needs 
I said, I always will remember my needs 

Status Quo - Safety dance

We can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind 
‘Cos your friends don’t dance, and if they don’t dance 
Well they’re no friends of mine 
Say, we can go wher we want to, places they can never find 
And we can act like we come from out of this world 
Leave the real world far behind 

We can go if we want to, night is young and so was I 
And we can dress real neat from our heads to our feet 
And surprise them with a victory cry 
I said, we can act if we want to, if we don’t nobody will 
And you can act real rude and totally removed 
I can act like an imbecile 

We can dance, we can dance, everything is under control 
We can dance, we can dance, doing it from pole to pole 
We can dance, we can dance, everybody look at your hands 
We can dance, we can dance, everybody’s taking the chance 
The safety dance 
Woh, safety dance, yeah, the safety dance 

We can dance if we want to, we got all your life to find 
As long as we have music, never gonna lose it 
Everything will work out right 
We can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind 
‘Cos your friends don’t dance, and if they don’t dance 
Well they’re no friends of mine 

We can dance, we can dance, everything is under control 
We can dance, we can dance, doing it from pole to pole 
We can dance, we can dance, everybody look at your hands 
We can dance, we can dance, everybody’s taking the chance 
Safety dance 
Oh, safety dance, yeah, safety dance 
Safety dance, safety dance 
Oh, safety dance, safety dance 

Status Quo - Sail away

Sail away to the place across the sea 
Leave today so you cannot bother me 
And you cannot fail to see 
That it doesn’t really matter much to me 
No it doesn’t really matter that much to me 

Blown away any time I wanted you 
Played away so I thought I’d try it too 
Just to see what I could do 
But it didn’t really matter much to me 
No it didn’t really matter that much to me 

Living on the east side, looking to the west side 
Looking on the bright side, bright side 
Stepping over that line, checking out the birth-sign 
Making up for lost time, lost time 

Sail away, don’t believe I give a damn 
Go today, go and leave me as I am 
I’ll remember when I can 
And it doesn’t really matter much to me 
No it doesn’t really matter that much to me 

Living on the east side, looking to the west side 
Looking on the bright side, bright side 
Stepping over that line, checking out the birth-sign 
Making up for lost time, lost time 

Sail away, could it be I’ve found away 
For today is the day I’m gonna write 
‘Bout the story of my life 
Will it ever really matter much to me? 
Will it ever really matter that much to me? 

Living on the east side, looking to the west side 
Looking on the bright side, bright side 
Stepping over that line, checking out the birth-sign 
Making up for lost time, lost time 
Living on the east side, looking to the west side 
Looking on the bright side, bright side.... 

Status Quo - Save me

Baby. baby, I’ve been watching you 
Maybe, lately, you’ve been watching me too 
Save me, save me from myself 
Maybe looking at someone else 

Something tells me something’s missing for you 
Someone told me you done told on me too 
Save me, save me from myself 
Baby, keep it to yourself 

Oh, I don’t know where I’m going 
Oh no, I don’t much care and I don’t know where I’m going 

Lonely, lonely, I’ll be thinking ‘bout you 
Only, lonely I’ll be msiing you too 
Save me, save me from these tears 
Baby, you don’t even hear anymore 

Status Quo - Sea Cruise

Old Man Rhythm is-a in my shoes 
It’s no use sittin’ there just singing the blues 
So be my guest, you got nothin’ to lose 
Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise 

Gotta get a-movin baby, I ain’t lyin’ 
My heart is beatin’ rhythm and it’s right on time 
So be my guest, you got nothin’ to lose 
Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise 

Oooh-ee, oooh-ee baby 
Oooh-ee, oooh-ee baby 
Oooh-ee, oooh-ee baby 
Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise 

I feel like jumpin’, baby won’t you join me please 
I don’t like beggin’, now I’m on bended knees 

I gotta get to rockin’, get my head off the rack 
I gotta boogie-woogie like a knife’s in my back 
So be my guest, you got nothin’ to lose 
Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise 

Oooh-ee, oooh-ee baby 
Oooh-ee, oooh-ee baby 
Oooh-ee, oooh-ee baby 
Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise 

Oooh-ee, oooh-ee baby 
Oooh-ee, oooh-ee baby 
Oooh-ee, oooh-ee baby 
Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise 
Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise 
Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise 

Old Man Rhythm is-a in my shoes 
It’s no use sittin’ there just singing the blues 
So be my guest, you got nothin’ to lose 
Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise 

Oooh-ee, oooh-ee baby 
Oooh-ee, oooh-ee baby 
Oooh-ee, oooh-ee baby 
Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise 

I said, oooh-ee, oooh-ee baby 
Oooh-ee, oooh-ee baby 
Oooh-ee, oooh-ee baby 
Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise 

Status Quo - Shady lady

Run your fingers through my hair, sweet darling 
Run your fingers through my hair 
I want you when you’re never there, sweet darling 
Need you but I could not care 
You got long black hair on your legs and I like them smooth 
You don’t show me you care, you won’t even move 
That’s why I call you shady lady 

I wish I hadn’t turned my head that morning 
Wish I hadn’t turned my head 
Or listened to the things you said that morning 
Listened to the things you said 
I get away where nobody goes and she finds me there 
She won’t leave me alone, she don’t even care 
That’s why I call her a shady lady, shady lady 

They say, I say you gotta lay it down on the line 
So get away, way I say if you’re only playing with my time 
I gotta keep you off of my back ‘cos you’re making me feel so bad 
I gotta get along, get along, get along without you now 

Run your fingers through my hair, sweet darling 
Run your fingers through my hair 
I want you when you’re never there, sweet darling 
Need you but I could not care 
I get away where nobody goes and she finds me there 
She won’t leave me alone, she won’t even care 
That’s why I call her a shady lady, shady lady 

I gotta get along, get along, get along without you now 
I gotta get along, get along, get along without you now 
I gotta get along, get along, get along without you now 

Status Quo - She don't fool me

I just received a message from my mother 
She asked me nicely not to bring the girl back home 
She says that she’s god lokking but she’s crazy 
Oh, but Mama dear, I knew that all along 

She don’t fool me 
She thinks I only see what I wanna see 
No, she don’t fool me 
She don’t fool me 

I needed someone I could call my mistress 
To help me back from the fire to the frying pan 
She’s young enough to write me off as senile 
But I’m old enough to read between the lines 

She don’t fool me 
She thinks I only see what I wanna see 
No, she don’t fool me 
She don’t fool me 

A very normal business transaction 
Somehow turned into a daymare overnight 
I know she knows I know she doesn’t love me 
She knows I know she knows it ain’t working right 

No, she don’t fool me 
She thinks I only see what I wanna see 
No, she don’t fool me 
She don’t fool me 

She thinks I only see what I wanna see 
No, she don’t fool me 
She don’t fool me 

Status Quo - Sheila

Sweet little Sheila, you’ll know her if you see her 
Blue eyes and a ponytail 
Cheeks are rosy, she looks a little mosey 
Man, this little girl is fine 

Never knew a girl like little Sheila 
Her name drives me insane 
Sweet little girl, that’s my little Sheila 
Man, this little girl is fine 

Me and Sheila go for a ride 
Feel funny inside 
Then little Sheila whispers in my ear 
I love you Sheila dear 

Sheila said she loves me, she said she’d never leave me 
True love that will never die 
We’re so doggone happy, just being around together 
Man, this little girl is fine 

Never knew a girl like little Sheila 
Her name drives me insane 
Sweet little girl, that’s my little Sheila 
Man, this little girl is fine 

Me and Sheila go for a ride 
Feel funny inside 
Then little Sheila whispers in my ear 
Oh-oh-oh-oh 
I love you Sheila dear 

Sheila said she loves me, she said she’d never leave me 
True love that will never die 
We’re so doggone happy just being aorund together 
Man, this little girl is fine 
Man this little girl is fine 
Yeah, this little girl is fine 

Status Quo - Sherri don't fail me now

Got a mess in my back yard, gonna clean it all up 
It’s time for doing things backwards, start strutting my stuff 
Oh now the time has come to change 
Strawberry fields, kicking my heels 
Losing my place and forgetting my name 

There’s a cupboard in my room, got a skeleton key 
Gonna crack it wide open, stop ‘em following me 
Oh now it’s time to change it all 
The ghosts are there, I’m tearing my hair 
Chewing my nails and I’m climbing the wall 

But it’s all right, if I’ve got a problem you’ve got all the answers 
Stay this night, I’ll make it up to you in some way, somehow 
Oh but Sherri, don’t fail me now 

Gonna get a black spotlight, gonna stage a new plan 
Gonna wash away the blood stains, start scrubbing my hands 
Oh no, but here it comes again 
The dirty sea is swallowing me 
I’m fighting for air and the danger expands 

But it’s all right, if I’ve got a problem you’ve got all the answers 
Stay this night, I’ll make it up to you in some way, somehow 
Oh but Sherri, don’t fail me now 

But it’s all right, if I’ve got a problem you’ve got all the answers 
Stay this night, I’ll make it up to you in some way, somehow 
Oh but Sherri, don’t fail me 
Make it all right, if I’ve got a problem you’ve got all the answers 
Stay this night, I’ll make it up to you in some way, somehow 
Oh but Sherri, don’t fail me now 
Oh but Sherri, don’t fail me now 

Status Quo - Shine on

The evening sun went down 
I tried to rise and shine 
I didn’t feel so good 
I prayed for extra time 
And I could see a light 
Breaking through the night 
Shining down on me 

I had to make a stand 
To find myself again 
‘Cos I was on my knees 
And I was near the end 
And then I saw a light 
Breaking through the night 
Shining down on me 
Let it shine on me 
Let it shine on me 
Let it shine on me 

Shine on, shine on, shine on, shine on 

I opened up my eyes 
To see the morning sun 
And now the road is clear 
And I am free to run 
Yeah, I can see the light 
It’s burning so bright 
Shining on down on me 
Shining on down on me 

And it was the light 
That took me through the night 
Shining down on me 
Shining down on me 

Let it shine on me 
Let it shine 

Status Quo - Shy fly

Come let me take you, said tiger to the fly 
You’ll never make me, said fly, I’m rather shy 
I’m gonna get you, said tiger with a glare 
His eyes were a shining, but fly she was aware 

Shy fly keep on smiling, yes, keep on smiling every day 
Shy fly keep on smiling, gonna keep on smiling every day 
Shy fly keep on smiling, you’re gonna keep on smiling every day 

Miss Fly and Tiger turn each other on 
But teasing and back-biting makes loving much more fun 
Fly gets him together, and Tiger thinks he’s won 
But Fly, she keeps on smiling, he’s not the only one 
Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha 

Shy fly keep on smiling, and keep on smiling every day 
Shy fly keep on smiling, well you keep on smiling every day 
Shy fly keep on smiling, gonna keep on smiling every day 

Shy fly keep on smiling, gonna keep on smiling every day 
Shy fly keep on smiling, you’re gonna keep on smiling every day 
Shy fly keep on smiling, gonna keep on smiling every day 
Shy fly keep on smiling... 

Status Quo - Slow train

I can’t afford a ticket on an old Dakota airplane 
I gotta jump a ride on a cattle-trucking slow train 
I guess it doesn’t matter 
As long as I can get my head down in the sun 

I wrote a rockin’ song, gonna sing it at the station 
I’ll finish all the words when I reach my destination 
I guess it doesn’t matter 
As long as I can get my head down in the sun 

Hey mama, please now don’t you fret none 
Don’t worry, but please don’t you forget 
Hey mama, please don’t get upset none 
I gotta leave to find me something better 

Hey mama, things gonna work out fine now 
Believe me, no need for you to write 
Hey mama, things gonna work out fine now 
I gotta friend who said that she’d invite me 

I came here in the morning and I crept out in the middle of night 
I gave nobody warning I was leaving and I felt it was right 
Now I’m off again, it sure is feeling all right 

Got a feeling that I’m leaving with a ticket and I won’t jump a ride 
It’s no good you believing that my leaving was a wrong, it was right 
Now I’m off again, it sure is feeling all right 

I can’t afford a ticket on an old Dakota airplane 
I gotta jump a ride on a cattle-trucking slow train 
I guess it doesn’t matter 
As long as I can get my head down in the sun 

I wrote a rockin’ song, gonna sing it at the station 
I’ll finish all the words when I reach my destination 
I guess it doesn’t matter 
As long as I can get my head down in the sun 
I guess it doesn’t matter 
As long as I can get my head down in the sun 
I guess it doesn’t matter 
As long as I can get my head down in the sun 

Status Quo - So ends another life

In a world of education there’s no time for compassion 
Life’s a fire, never ending, bringing pain and then befriending 
And like a fire that burns no light 
And drifts to heaven, so ends another life 

Is there time to care, it’s only fair that life goes on 
And on and on and on ‘til in the end you can’t go on 

So ends another life to let this world go on 
Don’t cry for pity my friend, you never gave none 

There’s a hunter with his gun pointing upwards to the sun 
Thinks a bird can feel no pain, if it can it won’t again 
And like a fire that burns no light 
And drifts to heaven, so ends another life 

Is there time to care, it’s only fair that life goes on 
And on and on and on ‘til in the end you can’t go on 

So ends another life to let this world go on 
Don’t cry for pity my friend, you never gave none 
So ends another life to let this world go on 
Don’t cry for pity my friend, you never gave none 
So ends another life to let this world go on 
Don’t cry for pity my friend ..... 

Status Quo - So is it really me

Baby, this feeling that you give to me 
Maybe I’m dreaming you’re so good to me 
Is it really, really me? 
Is it really, really me? 

Baby, this feeling, I can’t stand the joy 
Spare me some feeling if I wake up a boy 
Is it really, really me? 
Is it really, really me? 

Baby, this feeling, I’m a fire I am 
Am I still teething or could I be a man? 
Is it 
Is it 

Is it really, really me? 
Is it really, really me? 

Gotta get on over there’s a long, long ride now 
I been away too long I gotta get on home now 
I’m getting far too old to earn my dream of fortune 
Time has flown and now I know what I must do 

I gotta go, I gotta go, I gotta go to ease my mind 
I gotta go, I gotta go, I gotta go to ease my mind 

Gotta get on over there’s a long, long ride now 
I been away too long I gotta get on home now 
I’m getting far too old to earn my dream of fortune 
Time has flown and now I know what I must do 

I gotta go, I gotta go, I gotta go to ease my mind 
I gotta go, I gotta go, I gotta go to ease my mind 

Status Quo - Soft in the head

Soft in the head, I must be soft in the head 
Out of my head, I’m probably out of my head 
Things that I said are only things that I said 
Soft in the head I must be 
Out of my head, I must be out of my head 
Soft in the head I must be 

I’ve never been so worried ‘bout the things I do 
I’ve never thought of people, I’m a liar too 
So won’t you listen to me and the things I say 
Maybe you’ll go home one day 

And if I leave you thinking ‘bout the things you do 
And I leave you looking for an answer too 
Such a silly question that I ever knew 
Daddy, what is (if you know, please tell me!) 

But I don’t believe in not believing in miracles 
Anything could happen now 
We all need a guiding light in the alleyway 
Funny how it all works out 
Funny how it all works out 

Soft in the head, I must be soft in the head 
Out of my head, I’m probably out of my head 
Things that I said are only things that I said 
Soft in the head I must be 
Out of my head, I must be out of my head 
Soft in the head I must be 

I’ve got a great big problem that I can’t work out 
I’ve got a bunch of people gonna wear me out 
Got a funny feeling it’s all in the air 
We’re all going home one day 

But I don’t believe in not believing in miracles 
Anything could happen now 
We all need a guiding light in the alleyway 
Funny how it all works out 
But I don’t believe in not believing in miracles 
Anything could happen now 
We all need a guiding light in the alleyway 
Funny how it all works out 

Status Quo - Softer Ride

I ain't gonna work, I ain't gonna work no more 
Stay in bed til I'm satisfied, and let my head take a softer ride 
I ain't gonna work, I aint gonna work no more 

I ain't gonna work, I ain't gonna work no more 
I'll find me a shack where it's cool inside 
And turn my back on the cold outside 
I ain't gonna work, I ain't gonna work no more 

If I could go back to the job I had 
Same old thing gonna drive me mad 
So I ain't gonna work, I ain't gonna work no more 
Never again will I have to be 
Down 

I ain't gonna work, I ain't gonna work no more 
Stay in bed til I'm satisfied, and let my head take a softer ride 
I ain't gonna work, I aint gonna work no more 

Status Quo - Someone show me home

Down by the side of the hotel all-nighter 
Is your old grey door 
Men gather round with the fear that a lawman 
Will come to clean up the floor 
One a week it all begins 
10:15 for sure 

Smoke fills the room, they arrive in a hurry 
Bring the tears to my eyes 

Someone show me outta here 
Someone show me home 
Someone show me, I can’t stay 
To see you act that way 

Out on the street people moving in closer 
I take the lift nineteen floors 
Right to the top to the edge set for falling 
I look down to see you there 

Someone show me outta here 
Someone show me home 
Someone show me, I can’t stay 
To see you act that way 

Someone show me outta here 
Someone show me home 
Someone show me, I can’t stay 
To see you act that way 

Status Quo - Someones learning

All around an open fire, no-one’s got a name 
The flame is getting higher and higher, nothing’s quite the same 
But someone’s learning, the fire keeps burning 
Someone’s learning, the fire keeps burning 

In the night three children died, now, all were under five 
That’s alright, God’s on our side, now, our religious right 
And someone’s learning, someone’s learning 
The world keeps turning, and someone’s learning 

Someone made a big mistake, now, that will never do 
Show him what we think about it, read it in the news 
And someone’s learning, someone’s learning 
The world keeps turning, and someone’s learning 

Status Quo - Something about you baby i like

I see you every day walking down the avenue 
I’d like to get to know you but all I do is smile at you. 
Oh baby, when it comes to talking my tongue gets so tight 
This sidewalk love affair has got me high as a kite 
Yeah yeah, there’s something ‘bout you baby I like 

Well I’m a slow walker but girl I’d race a mile for you 
Just to get back in time for my peek-a-boo rendezvous 
Well baby maybe it’s the way you wear your blue jeans so tight 
I can’t put my finger on what you’re doing right 
Yeah yeah, there’s something ‘bout you baby I like 

Yeah yeah, there’s something ‘bout you baby I like 

Well I’m standing on a corner smiling by a telephone 
I’d like to check you over, get to know you with a fine tooth comb 
Oh baby, when I get home I turn out the light 
And then you come a strolling through my dreams every night 
Yeah yeah, there’s something ‘bout you baby I like 
Yeah yeah, there’s something ‘bout you baby I like 

Status Quo - Something going on in my head

Something you’re saying now 
Disturbing the way I feel 
I don’t know what you’re about 
I only know the way that I feel 
I’m holding it here in my mind 
So please don’t be unkind 
Don’t talk just let me unwind 
‘Cos something’s going on in my head Yeah, something’s going on in my head 
And I’m not quite sure what you said 

I can see the rain outside 
It’s falling on everything 
It’s making such a noise out there 
But my ears they don’t hear a thing 
I’m trying to get it over to you 
Just what I want you to do 
Don’t know what I’m going through 
‘Cos something’s going on in my head 
Yeah, something’s going on in my head 
And I’m not quite sure what you said 

Something you’re saying now 
Disturbing the way I feel 
I don’t know what you’re about 
I only know the way I feel 
I’m holding it here in my mind 
So please don’t be unkind 
Don’t talk just let me unwind 
‘Cos something’s going on in my head Yeah, something’s going on in my head 
And I’m not quite sure what you said 

Status Quo - Sorrow

Whispering, you know I saw you were whispering 
Listening, you didn’t think I was listening 
I got the right things all wrong again, once again 
I hurt you, never feeling 

Answer me, you know you won’t even answer me 
After me, I know you won’t hurry after me 
If you feel that it has to be, as for me 
We can’t be sure of feelings 
Don’t fall apart or lose your heart 
You’re far away, is it clear when I say 

Sorry for saying the things I said 
Sorry for starting it all 
All I can say is sorry to you 
And kiss your lips and tell you I love you 

Chance today, we had our very last chance today 
Romance today, it was our very last chance today 
I spin the wheels and I’m fast away, far away 
I don’t know where but somewhere 
Don’t fall apart or lose your heart 
You’re far away, is it clear when I say 

Sorry for saying the things I said 
Sorry for starting it all 
All I can say is sorry to you 
And kiss your lips and tell you I love you 
Sorry for saying the things I said 
Sorry for starting it all 
All I can say is sorry to you 
And kiss your lips and tell you I love you 
Sorry for saying the things I said 
Sorry for saying the things I said 
Sorry for saying the things I said 

Status Quo - Speechless

Everytime I watch you gotta switch you off 
You surely can’t be serious 
Everytime I see you I just can’t believe you 
Totally ridiculous 
All those days I spent staring at your wilderness 
All those ways you got to me, threw me 
You, you leave me speechless 

You, you make me scared of you, you make me scared 
Of losing concentration 
Whoo! Make me afraid of you, make me afraid of 
Losing conver- conver- conver- conver- conversation 
All my friends say that you’re completely fruitless 
Hide away with you, I’m guilty, I’m guilty 
You’ve found my only weakness 

You, you leave me spechless, you, you leave me speechless 
You, you leave me speechless 
I said you, you leave me speechless, you, you leave me speechless 
You, you leave me speechless 
I said you, you leave me speechless, you, you leave me speechless 
You, you leave me speechless 
I said you, you leave me speechless, you, you leave me speechless 
Speechless, speechless, speechless, speechless 

Entertainment, ah! 
You leave me speechless, still leave me speechless 
You leave me speechless, you leave me spee-ee-ee-eechless 
You leave me speechless, still leave me speechless 
You leave me speechless, you leave me spee-ee-ee-eechless 
You leave me speechless, still leave me speechless 
You leave me speechless, you leave me spee-ee-ee-eech... 
...Less 

Your remote control is sending out patrols 
I’ve got consumer sadness 
Spray me, camouflage me, blind me so I can’t see 
Help me through this madness 
All those years I spent clinging to your warm breast 
All those words mean less 
I don’t think, I just 
Gotta get it off my chest - you pest! 

You, you leave me spechless, you, you leave me speechless 
You, you leave me speechless 
I said you, you leave me speechless, you, you leave me speechless 
You, you leave me speechless 
I said you, you leave me speechless, you, you leave me speechless 
You, you leave me speechless 
I said you, you leave me speechless, you, you leave me speechless 
Speechless, speechless, speechless, speechless 

You leave me speechless 
I said you leave me, you leave me 
You leave me speechless 
I said you leave me, you leave me 
You leave me speechless 

Status Quo - Spicks and specks

Where is the sun that shone on my head 
The sun in my life, it is dead, it is dead 
Where is the light that would stay in my street 
And where are the friends I could meet, I could meet 

Where are the girls I left far behind 
The spicks and the specks of the girls on my mind 
Where is the sun that shone on my head 
The sun in my life, it is dead, it is dead 

Where are the girls I left far behind 
The spicks and the specks of the girls on my mind 
Where are the girls I left far behind 
The spicks and the specks of the girls on my mind 

Where is the girl I have loved all along 
The girl that I love, she is gone, she is gone 

All of my life I’ve tossed with the day 
The spicks and the specks of my life gone away 
All of my life I’ve tossed with the day 
The spicks and the specks of my life gone away 

Where is the sun that shone on my head 
The sun in my life, it is dead, it is dead 

Status Quo - Spinning wheel blues

Well, I spent my money on the spinning wheel last night 
Well, I spent my money on the spinning wheel last night 
Well, red twenty-seven didn’t do me right 

Well, I went in smiling but I came out feeling down 
Well, I went in smiling but I came out feeling down 
Well, now that I’m a poor man, I got no frends around 

I went high up that lonesome, high up that lonesome hill 
I went high up that lonesome, high up that lonesome hill 
I need a whole lotta money so I can pay my bills 

Well, the spinning wheel blues have made me pack up my bags and go 
Well, the spinning wheel blues have made me pack up my bags and go 
I had to leave my home town, ‘cos they don’t want me no more 

Status Quo - Stay The Night

Has anybody here seen my way to heaven? 
Can anybody care enough for them to tell 
It’s taken me forever but finally you came 
I had to look no further than any other man 

Don’t look back over your shoulder 
‘Cos the love that you found 
That you found darling, yeah 
Use it and stay the night 
All you got to do is stay the night 
All you got to do is stay the night 
All you got to do is stay the night 

Whatever is the matter, d’you think you’ve had enough? 
So hang on that bit longer, with me it won’t be tough 
And don’t you know I’m waiting, I have been for so long 
So if you’re feeling better we’re off and we’ll be gone 

Don’t look back over your shoulder 
‘Cos the love that you found 
That you found darling, yeah 
Use it and stay the night 
All you got to do is stay the night 
All you got to do is stay the night 
All you got to do is stay the night 

Status Quo - Stones

I’m moving on, I don’t know where 
But, I’ve just gotta get me away, from here 
So long gone, I’m lost in time 
Looking for an answer, waiting for a sign 

Stones in my head, stones in my head 
I don’t know how to break stones in my head 

I’m reaching out, I don’t feel a thing 
The gloves, that I’m wearing are made of my skin 
Nobody knows what I’m tryin’ to hide 
But when I start breaking you’ll see through my eyes 

Stones in my head, stones in my head 
Trying hard to break stones in my head 

It’s cold out here, still I’m feeling fine 
‘Cos no one’s gonna ask me to come on inside 
I don’t wanna know but I guess I do 
‘Cos maybe these stones are made out of you 

Stones in my head, stones in my head 
I really wanna break stones in my head 
Stones in my head, stones in my head 
I don’t know how to break stones in my head.... 

Status Quo - Take me away

Charter me something, even a bike 
Get me away from here 
Buy me some transport and spend what you like 
Just get me away from here 
Something to take me away 
Take me away 
I’m shaking, breaking 
Get me outta here 

Build me a coffin and measure me now 
Or get me away from here 
I know I’m not ready to end it somehow 
Get me away from here 
Something to take me away 
Take me away 
I’m shaking, breaking 
Get me outta here 

Take me away, take me away 
I’m shaking, breaking 
Get me outta here 

A mental disorder, a physical wreck 
Get me away from here 
The glamorous life is a pain in the neck 
Get me away from here 
Take me away, take me away 
I’m shaking, breaking 
Get me outta here 

Status Quo - Tango

When I look at you something isn’t true 
What am I to do? Where am I to go? 
When I find a way to take the blues away 
What a funny day, what a funny world 
And then it all just rolls on and on 
It’s like an echo echoing on 

When you look at me what is it you see? 
What are you to do? How are we to know? 
If there is a way to chase the blues away 
Tell me now, today, sooner if you can 
But it still just rolls on and on 
Just like an echo echoing on 

Take me away, take me today 
Find me a room, find me a view 
If it’s to be surely you see 
Used to be you, used to be me. 

When I look at you something isn’t true 
What am I to do? Where am I to go? 
If there is a way to chase the blues away 
Tell me now, today, sooner if you can 
But it still just rolls on and on 
Just like an echo echoing on 

Status Quo - Technicolor dreams

I see your face at the dawn of the day, gold as the sun begins to shine 
I see your face now at the end of the day, purple shadows dancing in your eyes. 

Technicolour dreams are all I see 
Technicolour dreams of you and me 

I see your shadow tripping through a silver glade, tiptoeing over crimson sand 
Luring me onwards into a sea of jade, leading me gently by the hand 

Technicolour dreams are all I see 
Technicolour dreams of you and me 

If I could escape through the windows of my mind 
I would fly to your magic mountain land 
There we would stay ‘til the world had passed away 
With a love only we could understand 

Technicolour dreams are all I see 
Technicolour dreams of you and me 

I see your face at the dawn of the day, gold as the sun begins to shine 
I see your face now at the end of the day, purple shadows dancing in your eyes 

Status Quo - That's a fact

Sitting in a cornfield looking at a cob 
Thinking of a long line waiting for a job 
And I’m alone and that’s a fact 
I’m alone and that’s a fact 

Sitting in a full car someone at the wheel 
Going to a new stop, I wonder if it’s real 
And I’m alone and that’s a fact 
And I’m alone and that’s a fact 

I need to maybe talk to you 
Said I need to, and said I need you 
I need to, I need to be with you 
I said I need to, I gotta see you 

Sitting at a new stop, didn’t get the job 
Couldn’t find a long line, took another drop 
And I’m alone and that’s a fact 
So I’m alone and that’s a fact 
And I’m alone, and I’m alone 

Sitting at a new stop didn’t get the job 
Couldn’t find a long line, took another drop 
And I’m alone and that’s a fact 
So I’m alone and that’s a fact 
And I’m alone and that’s a fact 
That’s a fact, that’s a fact 

Status Quo - That's alright

I’m leaving you on your own, I’m learning a little about you 
Take your hat and say goodbye, I can have a little cry without you, without you 
Don’t you feel that your room is lonelier? 
Rainy nights, wasted days 
But that’s alright, ‘cos I’m a lonely one 
And I’ll carry on 

In the morning there’s only me, lying longer, can’t you see, without you 
Bring your things and say goodbye, call your friends and tell them why I need you, I need you 
Don’t you feel that your room is lonelier? 
Rainy nights, wasted days 
But that’s alright, ‘cos I’m a lonely one and I’ll carry on 
Yes I’ll carry on, carry on and on, I will carry on 

Never funny, without a smile, waiting longer every mile without you 
As we sail away on wings I remember funny things about you 
Don’t you feel that your room is lonelier? 
Rainy nights, wasted days 
But that’s alright, ‘cos I’m the lonely one and I’ll carry on 

Don’t you feel that your room is lonelier? 
Rainy nights, wasted days 
But that’s alright, ‘cos I’m the lonely one and I’ll carry on 
But that’s alright, ‘cos I’m the lonely one and I’ll carry on 
Yes that’s alright, ‘cos I’m the lonely one and I’ll carry on 
Yes I’ll carry on, carry on and on, yes I’ll carry on, carry on and on, 
Yes I’ll carry on, carry on and on, yes I’ll carry on, carry on and on 

Status Quo - The loving game

I wanna give you pleasure, don’t wanna give you pain 
I can feel this pressure running through my veins 
And I’m ready, oh I’m ready to play the loving game 

Ooh I start to shiver and my knees go weak 
When I talk about ya I can hardly speak 
And I’m ready, yeah I’m ready to play the loving game 

I’ve been holding back, holding out for you 
No-one makes me feel the way you do 
I gotta see you tonight, straight down the line 
I wanna feel you tonight, your body next to mine 
And I won’t let go, ‘cos I want you to know 
We’re gonna play that loving game 

Give me your body, give me your soul 
We’re gonna have a party, yeah we’re gonna rock and roll 
And I’m ready, yeah I’m ready to play the loving game 

I’ve been holding on, holding out for you 
No-one makes me feel the way you do 
I gotta see you tonight, straight down the line 
I wanna feel you tonight, your body next to mine 
And I won’t let go, ‘cos I want you to know 
We’re gonna play that loving game 

I gotta see you tonight, straight down the line 
I wanna feel you tonight, your body next to mine 
And I won’t let go, ‘cos I want you to know 

I gotta see you tonight, straight down the line 
I wanna feel you tonight, your body next to mine 
And I won’t let go, ‘cos I want you to know 
We’re gonna play that loving game 
I gotta see you tonight 
I wanna feel you tonight 

Status Quo - The way it goes

Living isn’t easy, feeling bright and breezy 
Everybody has to try 
Seeing and believing, never show the reason why 
Even when we grow up and our bodies slow up, no, no, no 
We think again but do we understand? 

That’s the way it goes, oh everybody knows 
That you can’t survive if you ain’t got drive 
Those velvet wings can’t help you fly 
Those velvet wings won’t always help you to get by 
But you must carry on 

People try and tell you anything they want to 
Saying that it’s only fun 
When they got you looking down the barrel of a gun 
Never if we know it are we gonna blow it, no, no, no 
We think again and so we understand 

That’s the way it goes, oh everybody knows 
That you can’t survive if you ain’t got drive 
Those velvet wings can’t help you fly 
Those velvet wings won’t always help you to get by 
But you must carry on 

I haven’t told any secrets 
I swore not to tell any lies 
Something inside me is saying 
That’s the way it goes, that’s the way it goes 

Those velvet wings can’t help you fly 
Those velvet wings won’t always help you to get by 
But you must carry on 

That’s the way it goes, oh everybody knows 
That you can’t survive if you ain’t got drive 
Those velvet wings can’t help you fly 
Those velvet wings won’t always help you to get by 
But you must carry on 

Yeah, those velvet wings can’t help you fly 
Those velvet wings won’t always help you to get by 
But you must carry on 

Status Quo - There's something going on in my head

Something you’re saying now disturbing the way I feel 
I don’t know what you’re about, I only know the way I feel 
I’m holding on here in my mind 
So please don’t be unkind 
Don’t talk, just let me unwind 
There’s something going on in my head 
Yeah, something’s going on in my head 
And I’m not quite sure what you said 

I can see the rain outside, it’s falling on everything 
It makes such a noise out there but my hears they don’t hear a thing 
I’m trying to get it over to you 
Just what I want you to do 
Don’t know what I’m going through 
There’s something going on in my head 
Yeah, something’s going on in my head 
And I’m not quite sure what you said 

Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh 

Something you’re saying now disturbing the way I feel 
I don’t know what you’re about, I only know the way I feel 
I’m holding on here in my mind 
So please don’t be unkind 
Don’t talk, just let me unwind 
There’s something going on in my head 
Yeah, something’s going on in my head 
And I’m not quite sure what you said 

Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh 

Status Quo - Time to fly

And so we see the reasons why 
There’s so very little time to fly 
Find a garden that’s green all year 
And you may not have to hear 
The sound the city’s calling, just around the corner 
The sound the city’s calling 

If you see and if you know 
And if you’ve got a place to go 
Find your friends and take them along 
And help our side to sing this song 
Of love for everyone 
Love for everyone 

If you see and if you know 
And if you’ve got a place to go 
Find your friends and take them along 
And help our side to sing a song 
Of love for everyone 
Love for everyone 

And so we see the reasons why 
There’s so very little time to fly 
Find a garden that’s green all year 
And you may not have to hear 
The sound the city’s calling, just around the corner 
The sound the city’s calling 

Status Quo - To be free

If I find a place to hide 
Where I can put those people of my mind 
I’m gonna lay my head down hard 
And sleep that stops my head from spinning round 

Help me with my situation, I just wanna be me 
I’m living frustration just to be free, I must be free 
I just wanna be left on my own 
Leave me to a life that’s mine alone. 

Take my hand, come with me 
To a place where we’ll be free 

Help me with my situation, I just wanna be me 
I’m living frustration just to be free, I must be free 
I just wanna be left on my own 
Leave me to a life that’s mine alone. 

I just wanna be left on my own 
Leave me to a life that’s mine alone. 

Status Quo - Tommy

Heavens above, his mother would say 
My Tommy’s in love, he’s moody all day 
He’s out of his mind, suspended in time 

But he tries alibis and he tries to explain, saying 
Let me go, let me, 
Let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go 
And he tries little lies, then he tries to refrain, saying 
Let me go, let me, 
Let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go 

Listen to me, his mother would say 
You’re young and in love, it won’t last that way 
You’re only a boy, you’ll grow up in time 

But he tries alibis and he tries to explain, saying 
Let me go, let me, 
Let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go 
And he tries little lies, then he tries to refrain, saying 
Let me go, let me, 
Let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go 

Tommy’s in love, he’s always that way 
Whatever he does, if only he’d say 
He’s feeling so fine, she’s looking so sweet 

But he tries alibis and he tries to explain, saying 
Let me go, let me, 
Let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go 
And he tries little lies, then he tries to refrain, saying 
Let me go, let me, 
Let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go 
And he tries alibis then he tries to explain, saying 
Let me go, let me, 
Let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go 
And he tries little lies, then he tries to refrain, saying 
Let me go, let me, 
Let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go 

Status Quo - Too close to the ground

When the light hits your eyes in the morning 
And the fight to survive is braking you down 
You see a chance for an answer to fill the empty spaces 
But you still don’t know what to do 
You’re too close to the ground 

When the night closes in like an old friend 
And the last of your pills is taking you down 
You know the doctor’s prescription ain’t working like it used to 
But you still don’t know what to do 
You’re too close to the ground 
Still going down 

All your life you were waiting 
Just to pass up the dream and leave my town 
You blew your chance for an answer to fill the empty spaces 
Oh, you just don’t know what to do 
You’re too close to the ground 
Too close to the ground 
Still going down 

Status Quo - Too far gone

You’ve been looking like a low down liquor drinking money grabber 
I don’t wanna see you looking this way 
It’s a crime the way you’re carrying on 
You’ll keep it up till you’re too far gone 

Yeh yeh, yeh yeh 

You took off with a no-good double dealing money maker 
It’s too bad your head was up in the clouds 
It’s a shame you didn’t get what you want 
Don’t wait forever, it’s too far gone 

If you wanna play a bad game, you’ve got to be a good player 
It don’t matter if you win or you lose 
No one cares if you’re right of wrong 
You only win when you’re too far gone 

You said goodbye, you’d never listen 
You couldn’t be wrong 
And now it’s over it’s not so easy 
To say it’s all gone 

You’re running wild living out your fantasy life 
And ev’rybody knows the game by the look in your eyes 

Too far gone, too far gone 
Too far gone, too far gone..... 

Status Quo - Tune to the music

Excuse me crying, can’t you hear what I’m saying? 
I guess I’m dying, going on my way. 
I know there’s something, something’s going wrong now 
There’s no tune to the Music 

My eyes are burning, can’t nobody hear me? 
My head is turning, need somebody near me 
But since you wonder, everything is so wrong 
There’s no tune to the Music 

The sounds are ringing, emptiness is all mine. 
Nobody bringing things to make me feel fine 
I know there’s something, something’s going wrong now 
There’s no tune to the Music 

Excuse me crying, can’t you hear what I’m saying? 
I guess I’m dying, going on my way. 
I know there’s something, something’s going wrong now 
There’s no tune to the music, no words to my song 

Status Quo - Twenty wild horses

how do you do? 
tell me how are you? 
have you been well? 
give my regards to the world 
hand on my heart,i did'nt do what they say 
cos i would rather be blind 
or lose my mind completely 

twenty wild horses and five hundred men 
they couldn't drag me that far down again 
give me a colt 45 to my head 
so i can say i'd be better off dead 
straight as an arrow i'll make a new start 
what can i tell you,its straight from the heart 

i have a dream and its the same every night 
i sleep with you,everything seems to be right 
beyond belief 
when i awake and find,that i am stuck in this place 
my backs to the wall completely 

twenty wild horses and five hundred men 
they couldn't drag me that far down again 
give me a colt 45 to my head 
so i can say i'd be better off dead 
straight as an arrow i'll make a new start 
i wanna tell you it straight from the heart 

so what can say? 
seems that in here i find everyone is innocent 

all i can do is hope and pray for an end 
i've had enough,but that don't change anything 
hand on my heart 
i didn't do what they say 
now at the end of the line 
i'm loosing my mind completely 

twenty wild horses and five hundred men 
they couldn't drag me that far down again 
give me a colt 45 to my head 
so i can say i'd be better off dead 
straight as an arrow i'll make a new start 
what can i tell you,its straight from the heart 

twenty wild horses and five hundred men 
they couldn't drag me that far down again 

Status Quo - Under the influence

On a train to nowhere in another nightmare 
In a dream about falling for someone and taking her back to my room 
Tangled up in her hair 
And believing everything goes and then anything more is allright 

On a road to somewhere, where it goes I don’t care 
But it keeps on winding and winding and winding away 
Sitting next to me are 
Lovely senoritas, reality way in the back of my mind 

I’m under the influence, I find it’s all in my mind 
And under the influence the blind will lead the blind 
Thunder and lightning in my head, but only in bed 
I’m under the influence of something from the blue 

When I wake a new day, on a better do day 
But the dreams keep calling and calling and calling me back 
Definitely no no 
Need a new amigo to help me get my reality right 

I’m under the influence, I find it’s all in my mind 
And under the influence the blind will lead the blind 
Thunder and lightning in my head, but only in bed 
I’m under the influence of something from the blue 

What the hell will I do? Facing up to tell you 
Will I be breaking the ice and falling through? 
Definitely no no 
Need a new amigo to help me get my reality right 

I’m under the influence, I find it’s all in my mind 
And under the influence the blind will lead the blind 
Thunder and lightning in my head, but only in bed 
I’m under the influence of something from the blue 
I’m under the influence of something from the blue 

Status Quo - Unspoken words

If I could only share with you 
Once more the fruits of yesterday 
Could I forget unspoken words? 
The change in colours of your way 

I can still see you standing there 
Clutching my hand and begging not to go 
Don’t hide the tears, I’m crying too 
It doesn’t matter too much, no 

I’ll always be with you by your side 
Watching over you, feeling every pain 
Hold your head high, think of me there 
I’ll still be with you once again 

I’ll always be with you by your side 
Watching over you, feeling every pain 
Hold your head high, think of me there 
I’ll still be with you once again 

Status Quo - Velvet curtains

Velvet curtains draw the show to a close 
Our scene is over and the whole world knows 
Velvet curtains shut the light from my mind 
I leave the stage, put my memories behind 

How it started with a passing word 
How you answered and I liked what I heard 
Wasn’t long before we fell in love 
And we thought we’d never part 

Velvet curtains draw the show to a close 
Our scene is over and the whole world knows 
Velvet curtains shut the light from my mind 
I leave the stage, put my memories behind 

How I started to depend on you 
How you tried to be dependable too 
But you found it hard to change your ways 
And you merely broke my heart 

Pretty soon I knew it had to end 
Still I fool myself and try to pretend 
But what’s the good if there’s another guy 
And he’s playing the leading part? 

Velvet curtains draw the show to a close 
Our scene is over and the whole world knows 
Velvet curtains shut the light from my mind 
I leave the stage, put my memories behind 

Velvet curtains draw the show to a close 
Our scene is over and the whole world knows.... 

Status Quo - Wait a minute

Wait just a minute, that’s all you ever say 
Wait just a minute, you say it every day 

You gotta comb your hair 
Find a dress to wear 
Before you go anywhere 

I say to myself, Why cause a scene? 
She’s so long, I’ve read my magazine 

You gotta comb your hair 
Find a dress to wear 
Before you go anywhere 

Wait just a minute, that’s all you ever say 
Wait just a minute, you say it every day 

You gotta comb your hair 
Find a dress to wear 
Before you go anywhere 

I say to myself, Why cause a scene? 
She’s so long, I’ve read my magazine 

You gotta comb your hair 
Find a dress to wear 
Before you go anywhere 
You gotta comb your hair 
Find a dress to wear... 

Status Quo - Walkin' with my angel

Well, ain’t no guy in town 
Ah-who’s ever trying to put me down 
When I’m walking, yeah walking 
With my angel, woh-oh-oh-oh 

‘Cos every guy I see 
Is wishing that he were me 
When I’m walking, yeah walking 
With my angel 

Oh, when we’re strolling hand in hand 
I’m as lucky as can be 
For she’s the prettiest girl in town 
And everyone can see she belongs to me 

Well I feel so proud 
It’s as good as walking on a cloud 
When I’m walking, yeah walking 
With my angel 

Oh, when we’re strolling hand in hand 
I’m as lucky as can be 
For she’s the prettiest girl in town 
And everyone can see she belongs to me 

Well I feel so proud 
It’s as good as walking on a cloud 
When I’m walking, yeah walking 
With my angel 
Yeah, when I’m walking, yeah walking 
With my angel 
Oh when I’m walking, yeah walking 
With my angel 

Status Quo - Wanderer

Well I'm the type of guy who will never settle down 
Where pretty girls are well you know that I'm around 
I kiss 'em and I love 'em 'cos to me their all the same 
I hug 'em and I squeeze them, they don't even know my name 
They call me the Wanderer, yeah the Wanderer 
I roam around and round and round and round and round 

Well there's Flo on my left and there's Mary on my right 
But Janie is the girl, well, that I'll be with tonight 
And when she asks me which one I love the best 
I'll tear open my shirt and show them Rosie on my chest 
'Cos I'm a Wnderer, yeah a Wanderer 
I roam around and round and round and round and round 

Well I roam from town to town 
I go through life without a care 
And I'm as happy as a clown 
With my two fists of iron I'm goin' nowhere 

Well I'm the type of guy that likes to roam around 
I'm never in one place I roam from town to town 
And when I find myself falling for some girl 
Well I hop right into that car of mine and drive around the world 
'Cos I'm a Wanderer, yeah the Wanderer 
I roam around and round and round and round and round and round and round 

Well I roam from town to town 
I go through life without a care 
And I'm as happy as a clown 
With my two fists of iron I'm goin' nowhere 

Well I'm the type of guy that likes to roam around 
I'm never in one place I roam from town to town 
And when I find myself falling for some girl 
Well I hop right into that car of mine and drive around the world 
'Cos I'm a Wanderer, yeah a Wanderer 
I roam around and round and round and round and round 
They call me the Wanderer, yeah the Wanderer 
I roam around and round and round and round and round and round and round 

They call me the Wanderer, they call me the Wanderer 
I roam around and round and round and round and round 
They call me a Wanderer, yeah a Wanderer 
I roam around and round and round and round and round and round and round 

They call me the Wanderer, yeah the Wanderer 
I roam around and round and round and round and round 
'Cos I'm a Wanderer.. 

Status Quo - Warning shot

Ticket to the world, learn a trade or two 
Hey now, it suits me somehow 
How ‘bout you? 

Freeze me in the wind, burn me in the sun 
Hey ho, on with the show, 
Good clean fun 

After it all I’ll take you home, after this dream has gone 
If we’re lucky we’ll never be called to stand again 
Defenders of the peace with all we’ve got 
Someone has to fire the warning shot 

Masters of the air, rulers of the sea 
Hey hey our turn today 
Victory 

Nothing you can lose, everything to gain 
Hey guys, try it for size 
This ball and chain 

After it all I’ll take you home, after this dream has gone 
If we’re lucky we’ll never be called to stand again 
Defenders of the peace with all we’ve got 
Someone has to fire the warning shot 

Teach all your children to follow the leader 
Do as he says without question or reason 
Fight for the flag and to hell with the rest 
Surrender your freedom to serve with the best 

After it all I’ll take you home, after this dream has gone 
If we’re lucky we’ll never be called to stand again 
Defenders of the peace with all we’ve got 
Someone has to fire the warning... 
After it all I’ll take you home, after this dream has gone 
If we’re lucky we’ll never be called to stand again 
Defenders of the peace with all we’ve got 
Someone has to fire the warning shot 

Status Quo - We ain't got nothin' yet

One day you’re up and the next day you’re down 
You can’t face the world, point your head to the ground 
Things going wrong make you feel quite insane 
But don’t worry boy, life will be sweet one day 

We made enough mistakes 
But you know we’ve got what it takes 
We ain’t got nothin’, we ain’t got nothin’ yet 
We ain’t got nothin’ yet 

One day you’re up and the next day you’re down 
You can’t face the world, point your head to the ground 
Things going wrong make you feel quite insane 
But don’t worry boy, life will be sweet one day 

We made enough mistakes 
But you know we’ve got what it takes 
We ain’t got nothin’, we ain’t got nothin’ yet 
We ain’t got nothin’ yet 

We made enough mistakes, ah 
But you know we’ve got what it takes 
We ain’t got nothin’, we ain’t got nothin’ yet 
We ain’t got nothin’ yet 

Status Quo - What to do

I found her in a nowhere and I lost her 
And I found her and I lost her in a way. 
She told me of a life, of a great life 
Of a fun life but a dumb life in a way 
We took off to a somewhere, it was fun there 
All along there but we left there in a way. 

I didn’t know just what to do 
I didn’t know just what to do 
I didn’t know just what to do, to do 

We started talkin easy ‘bout the sleazy 
And the easy things that people do 
I told her of a life, of a strange one 
Pre-arranged one that I dreamt of anyway 

I didn’t know just what to do 
I didn’t know just what to do 
I didn’t know just what to do, to do 

I found her in a nowhere, and I lost her 
And I found her and I lost her in a way 
I told her of a life, of a strange one 
Pre-arranged one that I dreamt of anyway 

I didn’t know just what to do 
I didn’t know just what to do 
I didn’t know just what to do, to do 

Status Quo - What you're proposing

It sounds so nice, what you're proposin' 
Just once or twice, and not disclosin' 
And not disclosin' how we're really really feelin' 

What you're proposin' the other night 
As I was leavin', I looks left and right 
And not believin' 
And not believin' that I'd finally be leavin' 

What you're proposin', now get it right 
If I'm composin', but then I might 
Be runny nosin' 
I might be runny runny runny runny nosin' 
But you're supposin' 

Don't be so sure, and just supposin' 
We yell for more, and compromisin' 
And compromisin' leads to really really feelin' 

And just supposin', don't get me wrong 
I'm only dreamin', it can't be long 
I must be dreamin' 
I must be dreamin', dreamin', only only dreamin' 
Am I just supposin' 

It sounds so nice, what you're proposin' 
Just once or twice, and not disclosin' 
And not disclosin' how we're really really feelin' 

What you're proposin' the other night 
As I was leavin', I looks left and right 
And not believin' 
And not believin' that I'd finally be leavin' 
What you're proposin' 
And not believin' that I'd finally be leavin' 
What you're proposin' 
What you're proposin' 
What you're proposin' 

Status Quo - Whatever you want

Whatever you want whatever you like 
Whatever you say you pay your money you take your choice 

Whatever you need whatever you use whatever you win whatever you lose 

You're showing off you're showing out 
You're looking for trouble turn around and give me a shout 

I'll take it all you squeeze me dry and now today you couldn't even say goodbye 

I could take you home on the midnight train again I could make an offer you can't refuse 

You're showing off you're showing out 
You're looking for trouble turn around and give me a shout 
I'll take it all you squeeze me dry 
And now today you couldn't even say goodbye 

I could take you home on the midnight train again I could make an offer you can't refuse 

Whatever you want whatever you like 
whatever you say you pay your money you take your choice 

Whatever you need whatever you use whatever you win whatever you lose 

Whatever you want whatever you want 

Status Quo - When he passed by

I know just what you’re gonna say 
I know that ever since that day 
You turned away from me and cried so helplessly 
When he passed you by 

You know his love for you has gone 
But your love for him still lingers on 
He brought back memories of love that you now miss 
When he passed you by 

I fell for your charms 
You surrendered to my arms 
I nearly made you forget everything 
But when he passed you by 
You couldn’t help but cry 
And now I know the pain that love can bring 

I know just what you’re gonna say 
I prayed it would not be this way 

But in my heart I knew 
That I’d be losing you 
When he passed you by 
When he passed you by 

Status Quo - When i awake

There’s an emerald sky 
Silver birds flying by 
Purple trees all around 
Velvet grass on the ground 

Then I see a face, of the girl who’s calling me 
And love is in my eyes for this girl was just a dream 

When I awake she is gone 
And I return to reality 
When I awake she is gone 
Because it’s just a dream, a fantasy 

Then the morning light 
Slowly flows into night 
And I close my eyes 
And reality dies 

Again I see the face of the girl who’s calling me 
And now she’s in my arms but this love can never be 

When I awake she is gone 
And I return to reality 
When I awake she is gone 
Because it’s just a dream, a fantasy 

Again I see the face of the girl who’s calling me 
And now she’s in my arms but this love can never be 

When I awake she is gone 
And I return to reality 
When I awake she is gone 
Because it’s just a dream, a fantasy 
When I awake....... 

Status Quo - When my mind is not live

When my mind is not live I see you there before me 
Every night in my mind your face flies by me 
Then the morning light comes to bring reality 
But my dream lingers on a little while for me 

Then I wake to see a world full of misery 
Lots of people rushing by, never know what they wanna be 

Soon the day draws to it’s end and pretty soon I’ll be 
Back with you in my mind because I want to see 

When my mind is not live I see you there before me 
Every night in my mind your face flies by me 

Status Quo - When you walk in room

I can feel a new expression on my face 
I can feel a glowing sensation taking place 
I can hear the guitars playing lovely tunes 
Every time that you walk in the room 

I close my eyes for a second and pretend it’s me you want 
Meanwhile I try to act so nonchalant 
I feel the summer’s night with a magic moon 
Every time that you walk in the room 

Baby it’s a dream come true 
Standing right alongside of you 
Wish I could show you how much I care 
But I only have the nerve to stare 

I can feel there’s something pounding in my brain 
Just anytime that someone speaks your name 
Trumpets sound and I hear thunder boom 
Every time that you 
Every time that you 
Every time that you walk in the room 
Walk in the room 
Walk in the room 
Walk in the room 

Status Quo - Where i am

Let me know, let me see 
What is this thing that is constantly happening to me, yeah 
‘Cos when you hold me tight, oh how it feels so right 
Yeah and I know where I am 

If I should cry, let me cry 
My tears are crying a lullaby 
‘Cos when I hold you tight, oh how it feels so right 
Yeah and I know where I am 

Changes in me, learning to be 
Everything that I just silently wanted to see 
‘Cos when I’m all alone, everything that I own 
Lets me know where I am 
Give to me what you can 
I’ll give you all I command 

Status Quo - Who am I?

Am I to you a lover or a brother? 
Am I the one you can rely upon? 
Am I the one you can take home to your mother 
And am I the one who is singing you this song? 
Who am I? Who am I? 
Who am I to you? 

Am I the one who lies here in your bed? 
Am I the one you made to dry out? 
And am I the one who yesterday said 
Am I the one you’d be better off without? 
Who am I? Who am I? 
Who am I to you? 

Am I the chain that keeps you from falling? 
Am I the thoughts going round in your head? 
Am I the night-time? Am I the morning? 
Am I a fool that you wish for dead? 

Yes I am your lover and your brother 
I am the one who lies here in your bed 
I am the one who never did you wrong 
I am the fool that you wish were dead 
Who am I? Who am I? 
Who am I to you? 

Status Quo - Who asked you

There you go again, telling me the same mistakes I made 
There you go again, telling me the way I should have played 
Your silver tongue can talk away and tell me all I should have done 
But you always be the same ‘til the very last time has come 

Seventeen years and it ain’t worth giving a try, you said 
But I wouldn’t be living if any year was never spent 
So when I see you up in arms I wonder where your time has gone 
Are you throwing it away ‘til the every last time has come 

Who asked you to prey on my feelings? 
Lying low in every cloud 
Who asked you? I’ve never been the one 
To give you any kind of reason 
Who asked you? 

Who asked you when I was still learning 
To come along and put me down? 
Who asked you? I made it anyway 
While every cloud was slowly turning 
Who asked you? 
Who asked you? 

There you go again, telling me the same mistakes I made 
There you go again, telling me the way I should have played 
There never was a better way than living like the way I’ve done 
Oh, and living is the game ‘til the very last time has come 
But you’ll always be the same ‘til the very last time has come 
You’re throwing it away ‘til the very last time has come 

Who asked you? 

Status Quo - Who gets the love

I’ve spent a lifetime running after you 
But listen woman, everything must change 
It’s time you found yourself some other fool you can blame 
You had me figured as the spineless one 
Who’d be there waiting when you’d had your fun 
But now’s the time I feel I should be cool 
What a shame, what a shame 

Who gets the love that we no longer share? 
Who gets to hold you close when I’m not there? 
Whose heart is filling up, I’m asking you 
Who gets the love? 

So many times you said I made you cry 
That’s not the truth it’s just an alibi 
And I’m not planning to be number two, won’t play your game. 
I’ve often wondered after love has gone 
Where do we find the strength to carry on? 
And where’s that someone that our love supplies 
And what’s their name? What a shame. 

Who gets the love that we no longer share? 
Who gets to hold you close when I’m not there? 
Whose heart is filling up, I’m asking you 
Who gets the love? 

Before we give in are we really sure 
We’re giving love that we don’t need no more? 
There ain’t a chance that we might get together again, oh no 

Who gets the love that we no longer share? 
Who gets to hold you close when I’m not there? 
Whose heart is filling up, I’m asking you 
Who gets the love? 

Who gets the love that we no longer share? 
Who gets to hold you close when I’m not there? 
Whose heart is filling up, I’m asking you 
Who gets the love? 

Status Quo - Wild one

Easy riders in the morning sun 
Are you coming here to have your fun? 
Ev’rybody wants to know your game 
How could you ever explain 
When ev’rybody’s given you the name 
Of the wild ones 

And I can see the road ahead 
Winding into the sun 
It only feels like yesterday 
Remember me, remember me 

Easy riders don’t you know you’re done 
Everybody wants to point the gun 
No one likes the kind of clothes you wear 
Or even the look of your hair 
It doesn’t matter if you’re right or wrong 
You’re the wild ones 

And no one wants to understand 
the only way it can be 
Living on the wild side 
The only way could never be 

I remember the summertime 
And the riding out into the breeze 
And I remember the apple wine 
Filling my head up with dreams 
If only I could walk away 
I’d do it all over again 
But riding high on apple wine 
It never mixed well in the end 
Easy riders are coming 
but now there’s somebody gone 
I’m sitting here all alone 
And looking away, just looking away 

Easy riders in the morning sun 
Are you coming here to have your fun? 
Ev’rybody wants to know your game 
How could you ever explain 
When ev’rybody’s given you the name 
Of the wild ones 

Easy rider, easy rider, you’re the wild ones 
Easy rider, easy rider, you’re the wild ones 
Easy rider, easy rider, you’re the wild ones 

Status Quo - Wild side of life

Well you wouldn't read my letters if I wrote you, 
And you asked me not to call you on the pone. 
Well there's something I've been waiting for to tell you so I wrote it in the words of this song. 

Well the glamour of the game that life has lured you, to the place where the wile and liquor flow. 
Where you went to be somebody else's baby, 
And forget the truest love you ever know. 

I never kjnew there were honky-tonk angels, 
Oh I might have known you' never make a wife, 
You gave up the one that ever loved you, 
And went back to that wild side of life. 

Status Quo - Win or lose

Win or lose, lose or win 
I ain’t never doing that again 
Keeping out and never creeping in 
No I ain’t never doing that again 
I know I’ve done some silly things 
But I ain’t never doing that again 
No I ain’t never doing that again 

Sailed away to foreign place, not so far or hard to trace 
I didn’t want to know, knowing I had to go 
Left my place of residence down the drive and past the fence 
I’m coming back again, wish I could tell you when 
I’ve never been away so long before 
Surely now I must be sure 

Win or lose, lose or win 
I ain’t never doing that again 
Keeping out and never creeping in 
No I ain’t never doing that again 
I know I’ve done some silly things 
But I ain’t never doing that again 
No I ain’t never doing that again 

Got to one place, really fine, getting there took quite a time 
A little trouble there, it didn’t seem very fair 
Tried to go we had a fight, so they made us stay the night 
And it was harassing, very embarrassing 
That’s another place that I have seen 
A place I wish I hadn’t been 

Win or lose, lose or win 
I ain’t never doing that again 
Keeping out and never creeping in 
No I ain’t never doing that again 
I know I’ve done some silly things 
But I ain’t never doing that again 
No I ain’t never doing that again 
I ain’t never doing that again 
No I ain’t never doing that again 

Status Quo - Year

Standing by the wayside, begging for a ride 
I been waiting so long, a year has gone 
Look at all the people, strangers every one 
I've been looking so long, a year has gone 

You were all I lived for, I guess my life is through 
I've been living so long, a year has gone 
Lonely Sunday morning, rest in peace, my love 
You been sleeping so long, a year has gone 

How could I ever start to tell you 
The end is almost here? 
The song of love is ringing in my ears 
Playing loud, playing clear 
The song will never change 
The memory will always be so near 

Standing by the wayside, begging for a ride 
I been waiting so long, a year has gone 
Look at all the people, strangers every one 
I've been looking so long, a year has gone 

Status Quo - You don't own me

You don’t own me, don’t hang around 
You don’t own me no more 
Oh, you don’t own me, don’t hang around honey 
You don’t own me no more 

You made your bed an now you’re trying to hide it 
You made a bed of nails 
Although you pinned me down I never tried to fight it 
You had me on the rails 
And now your snakeskin colours are flying 
You’re trying to hide your poison disguise 
So wipe the crocodile tears that are falling 
They only make me realise 

You don’t own me, don’t hang around 
You don’t own me no more 
Oh, you don’t own me, don’t hang around honey 
You don’t own me no more 

I can read the lines, the lines your face is showing 
They say your time has come 
And every single line your evil heart is scheming 
Ain’t gonna fool no-one 
I’m gonna turn my back on the wild side 
And take my rainfall way to the sun 
Across the plains of a new horizon 
Don’t say goodbye, I’m already gone 
And in the dreams of your fantasy love world (?) 
You tore the hole right out of your life 
And got a one-way ticket to nowhere 
And now at last I realise 

You don’t own me, don’t hang around 
You don’t own me no more 
Oh, you don’t own me, don’t hang around honey 
You don’t own me no more 
You don’t own me, don’t hang around 
You don’t own me no more 
Oh, you don’t own me, don’t hang around honey 
You don’t own me no more 
Oh, you don’t own me, don’t hang around 
You don’t own me no more 
Oh, you don’t own me, don’t hang around honey 
You don’t own me no more 
Oh, you don’t own me no more.... 

Status Quo - You never can tell (It was a teenage wedding)

It was a teenage wedding and the old folks wished them well 
You could see that Pierre did truly love the mademoiselle 
And now the young monsieur and madame have rung the chapel bell 
C’est la vie, say the old folk, it goes to show you never can tell 

They furnished off an apartment with two rooms by themselves 
The coolerator was crammed with TV dinners and ginger ale 
But when Pierre found work the little money coming worked out well 
C’est la vie, say the old folk, it goes to show you never can tell 

They had a hi-fi phono, boy did they let it blast 
Seven hundred little records, all rockin’ rhythm and jazz 
But when the sun went down, the rapid tempo of the music fell 
C’est la vie say the old folk, it goes to show you never can tell 

They bought a souped up jittny, was a cherry red fifty three 
They drove it down to Orleans to celebrate their anniversary 
It was there where Pierre was wedded to the lovely Mademoiselle 
C’est la vie say the old folk, it goes to show you never can tell 

It was a teenage wedding and the old folks wished them well 
You could see that Pierre did truly love the Mademoiselle 
And now the young Monsieur and Madame have rung the chapel bell 
C’est la vie say the old folk, it goes to show you never can tell 

Status Quo - Young pretender

You thought that I would be so warm and tender 
That love could be so very nice 
I made a call to find suspicion on the line 
Why couldn’t you be all 
I thought you wouldn’t be a young pretender 
Again too late I realise 
The reasons now I find, conditions at the time 
Did not allow for you to be 

So don’t you worry 
I’ve got it all under control 
Take time don’t worry 
I’m only halfway through a dream 

Now love can really be so warm and tender 
And can be oh so very nice 
But not that way I said, too late too soon you said 
Too soon, you said, too late to soon 

So don’t you worry 
I’ve got it all under control 
Take time don’t worry 
I’m only halfway through a dream 

You thought that I would be so warm and tender 
That love could be so very nice 
I made a call to find suspicion on the line 
Why couldn’t you be all 
I thought you wouldn’t be a young pretender 
A young pretender, be a young pretender 
I thought you wouldn’t be a young pretender 
A young pretender, be a young pretender..... 

Status Quo - Your kind of love

Love makes the world go round each and every day 
Your kind of loving gives me something, I’m going round again 
Love makes the world go round, and now I know for sure 
You are something special to me, I want nothing more, than 

Your kind of love, your kind of love 
Your kind of love makes the world go round 

Your kind of love could never fade away 
Something for nothing, your kind of loving, what more can I say? 
You make the world go round, you are the night and day 
Everybody needs somebody but I’m the only one, with 

Your kind of love, your kind of love 
Can’t take away your kind of love 
Makes the world go round, makes the world go round 
Your kind of love makes the world go round 

Your kind of love, your kind of love 
Your kind of love, your kind of love 
Makes the world go round, makes the world go round 
Your kind of love makes the world go round 

Your kind of love, your kind of love 
Your kind of love makes the world go round 
What kind of love? What kind of love? 
What kind of love? Your kind of love. 

   
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