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. PETER BARRON, GONNA KEEP ROCKING TIL MY BLOOD RUNS BLACK.

Retro Activ: lyrics

PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR
99.99.
BOOGIE STREET

TWO STEPS TO HELL
NO PLACE TO GO
MIDNIGHT BLUES
TAKE ME BACK

BAD BAD GIRl
THE SKY’S TOO BIG

PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

I got the shoes, I got the hat
I got the collar turned right up at the back
I got the walk, I got the look
I grab a pizza ’cause I ain’t got time to cook
So if you see me on the street
With my face behind a paper
Don’t pay me any heed cos I’m a
Private Investigator

My office door is open wide
Ask me no questions, I won’t tell you any lies
Sometimes this job can get you down
I’m sick of living on the shady side of town
But if you feel your life’s in danger
Then don’t leave it down to fate or
There’ll be hell to pay much later I’m a
Private Investigator

A cheating wife, a stolen pearl
I solve the case but I don’t ever get the girl
My private life is such a mess
No need to ask me if I’m down, just take a guess
But if you need your husband tailing
Why not do yourself a favour
And there’ll be no misbehaving I’m a
Private Investigator

Down town, meet me down town
She wants to meet me down town tonight
Down town, meet me down town
She wants to meet me down town tonight
And my future don’t seem so bright
She wants to meet me
Down town tonight

I’m packin’ heat (just so you know)
Don’t wanna use it, I’m just movin’ with the flow
But if you play me baby, for a fool
This private eye is gonna send you back to school
But I can use a little action
So I’ll meet you sometime later
But I ain’t no guardian angel I’m a
Private Investigator

I’m a Private Investigator
I’m a Private Investigator
No shit Sherlock
I’m a Private Investigator

99.99.

Well I bought myself a guitar,
Cost me 99.99
Yes I bought myself a guitar,
Cost me 99.99
Well it’s beat-up and it’s broken
But it just might do me fine

I practice every morning,
Till my fingers start to bleed
Well I practice every morning
Until my fingers start to bleed
Now the Devil knows what I want
And I know what I need

Well I tell you I don’t believe the Devil
Is as bad as people say
Oh no I don’t believe the Devil
Is as bad as people say
If you don’t believe me honey
Get down on your knees and pray

You can Pray for retribution
And your soul might just be saved
You can put your faith in Jesus
On that final judgment day
But my prayers remain unanswered
And I know it’s far too late
Old Scratch he’s holding the balance
And he’s counting down my fate – you see

I sold my soul to the Devil
I got 99.99
Yeah I sold my soul to the Devil
I got 99.99
Well I’m beat-up and I’m broken
But the Devil don’t seem to mind

BOOGIE STREET

My baby’s turning up the heat
Oh my baby’s turning up the heat
She wants to meet me after midnight on the dark side of the street
Oh yeah, baby baby, alright
She wants to meet me after midnight on the dark side of the street

How bad can a good girl get?
Tell me how bad can a good girl get?
She might look like an angel but she won’t get to heaven yet
Oh yeah,baby baby, alright
Oh she looks like an angel but she won’t get to heaven yet

Rock and Roll me baby
C’mon and shake my body down
Let’s take this beat down to Boogie Street
Give it a hot rock solid sound

I just wanna rock & roll
I just wanna rock & roll
I got the Jitterbug boogie burning in my soul
Oh yeah, baby baby, alright.
I got the Jitterbug boogie and it’s burning in my soul

Rock and Roll me baby
C’mon and shake my body down
Let’s take this beat down to Boogie Street
Give it a hot rock solid sound

Rock and Roll me baby
I want to shake your body down
We’re gonna take this beat down to Boogie Street
Give it a hot rock solid sound

TWO STEPS TO HELL

There may be three steps to Heaven
But there’s two steps to Hell
I don’t know how I got here
But I guess I just fell
Now I gotta get out
Got to claw my way higher
Over the top
Or maybe underneath the wire

I’m not sure how it happened
And I can’t remember when
I was sinking in the quicksand
It was looking like the end
Then he handed me a contract
A way out of the mud
And in a moment of weakness
I think I signed my name in blood
Bye, bye – I really gotta run
Bye, bye – like a bullet from a gun
Bye, bye – you won’t see me for dust
The Devil’s close behind me but I think I’ve got it sussed

Well I just had to think of something
I was running out of luck
I got no sympathy from Satan
Man he didn’t give a fuck
I only wanna get back
To the life I once knew
So open up the gates
You know you gotta let me through

Save me, save me, save my Soul
I wanna get back to my Rock & Roll
I know your love is gonna take me higher
So give me your hand before I jump back in the fire

Bye, bye – I really gotta run
Bye, bye – like a bullet from a gun
Bye, bye – you won’t see me for dust
The Devil’s close behind me but I think I’ve got it sussed

NO PLACE TO GO

Well I had a shot of whisky, then a bottle of wine
I turned my stash into ash and then I sniffed another line
I was speeding down the skyway at a hundred miles an hour
Feeling like the Silver Surfer with a brand new superpower
But sooner or later I guess that something had to blow
Now I’m all fucked up with no place to go.
I guess it’s true, I know something had to blow
Now I’m all fucked up with no place to go

Ok now gimme your body now baby gimme what you got
I want it right now honey cos you’re looking kinda hot
You know my body’s on fire and my mind is ablaze
I look a little roughed up but this is just a bad phase
How the hell I got here, well God only knows
Now I’m all fucked up with no place to go
How did I get here, well I guess I’ll never know
Cos I’m all fucked up with no place to go.

Well I’m down among the dead men, I got to get away
Because the dice are always loaded when the devil comes to play
And the wheel keeps turning with a flick of the wrist
And ain’t it funny how the numbers add to 666
And every single day I hit a brand new low
Now I’m all fucked up with no place to go
I gotta move before my desperation grows
Cos I’m all fucked up with no place to go
Except down, down down, down down

I’m gonna get myself straight, you know I gotta stay clean
I need a new kind of kick if you know what I mean
To dream away your life I know is really such a waste
But don’t you know the dream is always sweeter than the taste
But it turned into a nightmare, baby I know…
I’m all fucked up with no place to go
I gotta kick this shit, gotta move against the flow
Because I’m all fucked up with no place to go
Except down, down down, down down

MIDNIGHT BLUES

The silver blade of a new moon slices the midnight sky
A cat trips over the rooftops to a be-bop lullaby
I don’t want to break these chains that bind me, I don’t want to do you any harm
But as the stars turn black, I’ve got the Devil jumping up on my back
I’m shaking in my shoes, howling the midnight blues

I can feel my body changing, yeah the monster is moving in
So give me the girl, give me the moonlight then you can leave the rest up to him
Cos he’s the beast beneath the mountain, and I’m the vessel for his sin
And as the stars turn black, I’ve got the Devil jumping up on my back
I’m shaking in my shoes, howling the midnight blues

“Even a man who is pure in heart
And says his prayers by night
May become a wolf when the wolf bane blooms
And the autumn moon is bright”

So let me introduce you
To your lycanthropic hosts tonight
Henry Hull and Lon Chaney Jr
Are stopping by for a bite!

Now there’s a shadow on the hillside & the wolfman’s on the prowl
You’d better lock up your daughters when you hear my savage howl
Blood on my hands, my brain is nearly bursting and my clothes are ripped & torn
And as the fog comes rolling in, someday I’m gonna pay for my sins
I’m shaking in my shoes, howling the midnight
I’m Mister bad news, just a shadow in the moonlight
Shaking in my shoes, howling the midnight blues

TAKE ME BACK

Sitting on the bonnet of my old car
(Get in, shut the door, where d’ you wanna go)
Got a tennis ball stuck on the towbar
(Get in, shut the door, where d’ you wanna go)

Drive me to the seaside, take me to the coast,
I think the heater’s on the blink, you’d better button up your coat.

Sitting on the back seat of my old car
(Get in, shut the door, where d’ you wanna go)
You can make believe that you’re a rock & roll star
(Get in, shut the door, where d’ you wanna go)

The radio is blasting our favourite song
And you’re looking so cool with your aviators on

Take me back
Let’s move it up around the bend
Take me back
I wanna do it all over again

There’s some old coins stuck down the back seat
(Get in, shut the door, where d’ you wanna go)
If you pay your fare I’ll be your taxi
(Get in, shut the door, where d’ you wanna go)

You better hold on tight – suspension isn’t great
And no one wore a safety belt in 1968

Take me back
Let’s move it up around the bend
Take me back
I wanna do it all over again
I wanna do it all over again
I wanna do it all over again

BAD BAD GIRL

She’s a broken down Angel
In the underworld
She’s got the coal black heart
Of a gun street girl
She’s the Devil’s twisted sister
With an evil eye
You better hope, better pray
You’re not her kind of guy
She’s six leagues down from Satan
She’s a bad, bad girl

There’s a psychedelic jungle
Running through her head
She’s a rock and roll riot grrrl
Back from the dead
And with a Vampire kiss
She’ll bleed you dry
But eternity sucks
And I’m telling you why
She’s six leagues down from Satan
She’s a bad, bad girl

Bad, bad, bad girl
Bad, bad, bad girl

Is she Angel or Demon
It’s so hard to tell
She’ll take you all the way to Heaven
But she’ll leave you in Hell
You think you see the future
Through the gap in her thighs
But you just can’t bear
To look in her eyes
She’s six leagues down from Satan
She’s a bad, bad girl
She’s six leagues down from Satan
She’s a bad, bad girl.

THE SKY’S TOO BIG

You were the sun, you were the moon
You were the light that slowly spread across the room
You left me floating on an endless sea of blue
And now the sky’s too big without you

I still recall the day we met
You know it’s something I’m not likely to forget
Walking hand in hand on Starlight Avenue
Now the sky’s too big without you

Without you the Winter never seems to end
Without you I’m always looking for a friend
And as the twilight fades to grey
We will dance again some day

We used to move, we used to slide
We were always looking for an easy ride
But now I’m losing all the sequins from my shoes
And the sky’s too big without you

Without you, I’m only living on my knees
Without you the answer’s blowing in the breeze
I know that love will find a way
And we will dance again some day

There is a place I long to be
It’s on some lost horizon far across the sea
But it’s just another picture postcard view
And the sky’s too big without you
You left me floating on an endless sea of blue
And the sky’s too big without you
The sky’s too big without you
Yes the sky’s too big without you