ALAN MERRILL - DEMO GRAPHIC LYRICS

Child Of The Night
Intensive Care
Fire In A Wax Museum
Happiness Is Money
Married
Princess Of Pain
John Key Hill
The End Of The Night
Don't Give Up On The Feeling
In The Eyes
Too Shy
Struck By Lightning
Right Here Tonight
Making Up My Mind
Slipaway
Party Girl
I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love
Ecstasy
Stop!
Chippewa Woman
Devil's Day

"CHILD OF THE NIGHT"

Sixteen years old
Walking the street
Hanging her head
Shuffling her feet
Feeling so bad
Clouded with doubt
Caught in a trap
Ain't no easy way out

Starting to regret the day
She ran away
Home is where the heart is
But she could not stay
In the bright city lights
Her pretty head turned
A moth to a flame
She's gonna get burned

Child Of The Night
Your runaway dreams are lost in the city
No one hears your screams
Child Of The Night
You're bought and you're sold
On streets you knew were paved with fool's gold

Clock keeps on ticking
The years pass away
She's getting harder
With each new day
Looks that are fading
Make up can't hide
Eyes that are jaded
Lost sense of pride

All of the late night
Out on the town
All of the ups
All of the downs
Too much pressue
Too much pain
Too little sunshine
Gets through the rain

Child Of The Night
Your runaway dreams are lost in the city
No one hears your screams
Child Of The Night
You're bought and you're sold
On streets you knew were paved with fool's gold

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"INTENSIVE CARE"

I don't want to be a smooth operator
Waiting for a call to come
And I don't want to be a thief in the night
Breaking hearts on the run
Never want to be a love hit man
Bragging 'bout my smoking gun
Never want to play jealosy games
Hurting people just for fun
I'm working it out
I take one kiss at a time
No room for mistakes
I stay away from danger signs
Oh oh

The prescription for love
Is intensive care
A broken heart can be under repair
The wounds may have healed
But the scars are still there
All we need is intensive care

I don't want to lose sight of my dreams
being lost in lust is blind
I don't want to be a man in the middle
Until she makes up her mind
I never wanted to spoil the party
Guess it must be time to leave
Never wanted to fool anyone
With dirty tricks up my sleeve
I'm working it out
I take one kiss at a time
No room for mistakes
I stay away from danger signs
Oh oh

The prescription for love
Is intensive care
A broken heart can be under repair
The wounds may have healed
But the scars are still there
All you need is intensive care

The prescription for love
Is intensive care
A broken heart can be under repair
The wounds have all healed
But the scars are still there
So all we need is intensive care

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"Fire In A Wax Museum"

Babe was born in a jet age jungle
School was another rough and tumble
Ooh, she's a fire in a wax museum
Ooh, she's a fire in a wax museum

Sister Skye says you're a satellite
I want to feel your heat tonight
Ooh she's a fire in a wax museum
Ooh she's a fire in a wax museum
Ooh, ooh ooh ohh she's a fire

On basho Baker she's oh so chaud
Nobody's hotter than Madame Taussaud
Ooh, she's a fire in a wax museum
Ooh, she's a fire in a wax museum
Ooh, ooh ohh ohh she's a fire

Clips to whips on nips to slave and master
The film was melting as the heart beats faster
Ooh, she's a fire in a wax museum
Ooh, she's a fire in a wax museum
Ooh, ooh ooh ohh, she's a fire

Ooh, she's a fire in a wax museum
Ooh, she's a fire in a wax museum
Ooh, she's a fire in a wax museum
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh she's a fire
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh she's a fire
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh she's a fire
Fire, fire, fire, fire, fire

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"HAPPINESS IS MONEY"

So you got bills, piled up high as a mountain
And you got debts, neck deep soul wide
Got hard emotions, done so much fighting
But you can't run
There ain't nowhere to hide

Happiness is money
You can't pay rent with love
When the blush is off the rose
You'll be wondering what you've been dreaming of
Cos money is the root of all love

I feel sorry, cos you look so sad
But you can't worry, 'bout all the things you had
Well it's all over
Got to start again
Cos the need for money
Is never going to end

Happiness is money
You can't pay rent with love
When the blush is off the rose
You'll be wondering what you've been dreaming of
Cos money is the root of all love

They will bop bop, they will bop bop
They will bop bop, they will bop bop
Happiness is money
You can't pay rent with love
When the blush is off the rose
You'll be wondering what you've been dreaming of
Cos, money is the root of all love
Happiness is money, happiness is money

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"MARRIED"

Well, well, well
I've been committed to an institution
I've been committed more than half my time
There's no way 'round it, and no quick solution
Any way you call it, you're drawing battle lines
But you ain't listening
To a word I said
I may be married, but I'm not dead

Now I see danger, in those shifty eyes
Now I see danger, in those heavy sighs
Got to get out the city, what else can I do?
I'll just keep on going, all because of you
But you ain't listening to a world I said
I may be married, but I'm not dead


Mmmm, let me think
I may be tied, but I'll get loose
I may be bound, I'll slip the noose
I may be chained by spoken vows
But I'm gonna get mine right here and now

solo

But you ain't listening to a word I said
I may be married, but I'm not dead

(I may be married) I ain't that unlucky stiff
(I may be married) when we said I do, then you said I don't
(I may be married) I found out about you
(I may be married) everything is true


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"PRINCESS OF PAIN"

You've been caught up in a seduction scene
Getting around not knowing where you've been
Now you're down and saying help me please
But you can't get up on your shaky knees
It's a hard world

Nobody learns until they trip and fall
And until then they think they know it all
Some say you were sexy and maybe kind of sweet
Trying to walk and you can't find your feet
It's a hard world
I'll give you good advice
Don't push your luck
'Cos luck won't save you twice

It's all over now my princess of pain

You started out all right but messed your brain
Put all your confidence in base cocaine
It's a hard world
I'll give you good advice
Don't push your luck
'Cos luck won't save you twice
It's all over now

My princess of pain
It's all over now my princess of pain
It's all over now my princess of pain

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"JOHN KEY HILL"

I got a bit of news for you
I'm going up to John Key Hill
Cos lovin' you don't make no sense
You always keep me in suspense
Tell me baby oh what does it take?
Tell me where did I make my mistake?
Time is running out so fast
I thought you had a bit more class

I'm going up to John Key Hill
Stayin' 'til I get my fill
All they got is time to kill
Up on John Key Hill

If you don't ever wanna go
Don't let me say I told you so
'Cos you're one who's missing out
Don't know what it's all about
Come on baby now what do you want
Are you a whore or a debutant?
You can't keep this game going on
When you wake up I'm gonna be gone

'Cos I'm going up to John Key Hill
Stayin' 'til I get my fill
All they got is time to kill
Up on John Key Hill

solo

Tell me baby oh what does it take?
Tell me where did I make my mistake?
Time is runnin' out so fast
Guess all you had was tits 'n ass

So I'm going up to John Key Hill
Stayin' 'til I get my fill
All they got is time to kill
Up on John Key Hill
Stayin' 'til I get my fill
All they got is time to kill
Up on John Key Hill
Up on John Key Hill
Up on John Key Hill
Up on John Key Hill

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"THE END OF THE NIGHT"

I think you better leave, this can't go on
Why should I keep on trying, what's done is done
You used to be so sweet (used to be so sweet)
Now you can't stand up on your own two feet

Cos it's the end of the night
There's no way home (end of the night)
You're out on your own (end of the night)
Too tired to cry (end of the night)
Everything has passed you by

Baby you been sayin' you're not so sure
Well I ain't gonna lose any sleep over you know more
Caught up in yesterday (caught up in yesterday)
My tomorrow's gonna see you fade away

Cos it's the end of the night
There's no way home ( end of the night)
You're out on your own (end of the night)
Too tired to cry (end of the night)
Everything has passed you by

solo

You used to be so sweet (used to be so sweet)
Now you can't stand up on your own two feet

Cos it's the end of the night
There's no way home (end of the night)
You're out on your own (end of the night)
Too tired to cry (end of the night)
Everything has passed you by

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"DON'T GIVE UP ON THE FEELING"

Well I never hurt you before
Let me tell you, I'm not playing
Before you get up and walk out that door
Hear out what I'm saying
When love is out to get ya
It's gonna catch you up some day
I wanna hold you 'til the night is through
Nobody else makes me feel this way

Don't give up on the feeling
We can work it out together baby
Don't give up on the feeling
We can make the night last forever

Well I never wanted someone
Half as bad as I want you
And I'm getting ready for love
I hope you are too
You want a love that's lasting
Getting tired of the one night stands
All that I'm asking
Is trust me right now, as much as you can

Don't give up on the feeling
We can work it out together baby
Don't give up on the feeling
We can make the night last forever

My baby, oh yeah

solo

You want a love that's lasting
Getting tired of the one night stands
All that I'm asking
Is trust me right now, as much as you can

Don't give up on the feeling
We can work it out together baby
Don't give up on the feeling
We can make the night last forever


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"IN THE EYES"

In the time it takes to blink an eye
You can miss paradise
It's the finest line that draws destiny
And it never falls the same way twice
You can't hide everything
There are some things you can't disguise
When fire turns to embers
It's all there to see
In the eyes
In the eyes

When you catch yourself in a daydream
About the past as a better day
And the visions that once drove you on
Are now obscure and fading away
Sometimes it's hard to hide
The toll of the rise and demise
When fire turns to embers
It's all there to see
In the eyes
In the eyes

Sometimes it's hard to hide
The toll of the rise and demise
When fire turns to embers
It's easy to see
In the eyes
In the eyes
Eyes


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"TOO SHY"

I wanted to talk to you for so long
What could I do?
I didn't know how to get you alone
You had a look in eye
When you passed by
I'm letting you know who's wanting you so

But I'm too shy to let you know
It's so hard to let my feelings show
Cos I'm too shy to let you know
I'm in love with you

If I ever had the chance to explain
In just a glance
You'd know that way I'm longing for you
But I could never walk up to you and just say
What I want to
I'm so afraid you won' want me too

Cos I'm too shy to let you know
It's so hard to let my feeling show
Cos I'm too shy to let you know
I'm in love with you

I'm too shy (too shy)
But I think he likes me (too shy)
It's so plain to me (too shy)
Every time he passes by

solo

Cos I'm too shy to let you know
It's so hard to let my feeling show
Cos I'm too shy to let you know
I'm in love with you
I'm too shy to let you know
It's so hard to let my feeling show
Cos I'm too shy to let you know
I'm in love with you

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"STRUCK BY LIGHTNING"


She always puts me in such a good mood
Ask he for a favor and she always comes through
Wanna say thank you baby
I'd do anything for you

And now I'm right back on my feet again
I can hold my head high
Look people in the eye
Cos my eyes are now clear
Got no more tears to cry, yeah!

I was struck by lightning
For once in my life my luck has turned around
I was struck by lightning
Love is what's turning my whole world around

She picked me up when all my friends walked away
The only one who cared enough to see I was ok
The longest night of my life
Changed to the brightest day, yeah! Mmm!
Changed it changed it changed

I was struck by lightning
For once in my life my luck has turned around
I was struck by lightning
Love is what's turning my whole world around

When I hear the sound so sweet of her voice
When she calls my name
It happens every time we meet
Now my whole life has changed

Since I was I was struck by lightning
For once in my life my luck has turned around
I was struck by lightning
A million to one, this love that I found

I was struck by lightning
I was struck by the lightning now

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"RIGHT HERE TONIGHT"

Will you always love me
Like you do, say you love me
When we come to crossroads, on down the line
There are situations we have no control of
Variations we can't get right down to the soul of
Every day of my life now seems too good to be true
How I feel when I wake up and find I'm with you

I've waited all my life
For a love to come to light
Now that I found you, you made my dream come true
Right here tonight

Can I always love you, like I do say I love you?
We will come to crossroads on the line
In a moment of weakness you might feel like breaking
And lose the advantage you might have been taking
And when it's all done it's a question of balancing two
It's a part of of the love game I know as romance and you

I've waited all my life (all my life)
For a love (for a love) to come to light(come to light)
Now that I found you, you made my dream come true
Right here tonight (right her tonight)

solo

I've waited all my life (all my life)
For a love (for a love) to come to light (come to light)
Now that I found you, you made my dream come true
Right here tonight (right her tonight)
I've waited all my life (all my life)
For a love (for a love) to come to light (come to light)
(ooh ohh ohh) Right here tonight (right here tonight)

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"MAKING UP MY MIND"


It's one thing or another where's the fun
I'm looking to get lost in someone
Feeling high and low
Which way do I go
Who do I belong with I don't know

(Making up my mind) I never worry
(Taking my time) Ain't in a hurry
(Making up my mind) I never doubted
(Taking my time) It all works out

Should I call up Mary Sue tonight
Or maybe see if Monica's all right
Both sure would be nice
I need some good advice
Cos three way love don't work out
Black and white (but sometimes it does)

(Making up my mind) Why should I worry
(Taking my time) I ain't in a hurry
(Making up my mind) I never doubted
(Taking my time) It all works out

solo

(Making up my mind) Why should I worry
(Taking my time) ain't in a hurry
(Making up my mind) I never doubted
(Taking my time) It all works out
(Making up my mind) Why should I worry
(Taking my time) I ain't in a hurry
(Making up my mind) I never doubted
Taking my time) That it's all gonna work out

Taking my time I'm gonna make up my mind
Taking my time I'm gonna make it up
Taking my time I'm gonna make up my mind
Taking my time I'm gonna make it up

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"SLIPAWAY"


You keep me hanging on to a dream
Now I'm watching you slipway
Through my fingers
Knowing you'll ride out
Across my love, across my love And through my fingers
A little more each day you slip away
You slip away, is there nothing I can do or say
To make you stay

Does time just burn more bridges between us
Now I'm watching you slipway
Days of fire
Seeing you flaming
Across my love, across my love
In days of fire
A little more each day you silp away
You slip away
Is there nothing I can do or say
To make you stay

Now I'm a stranger on the outside looking in
Standing at your doorway in the hall
I knew the danger, and I knew that I would fall
But I don't want no sympathy
No I don't need no sympathy at all

solo

Across my love, across my love
And through my fingers
A little more each day you silp away
You slip away
Is there nothing I can do or say
To make you stay
You slip away
Is there nothing I can do or say

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"PARTY GIRL"


She's a fly around with her hair hanging down
Yeah she's a party girl
Watch her socialize, every day a different guy
Cos she's a party girl
Spill the wine, getting out of her mind
Only living for a good time (for a good time)

You can see her there, if it's a high class affair
Cos she's a party girl (she's a party girl 2x)
But you can't touch her honey
If you ain't got no money
Cos she's a party girl (she's a party girl 2x)
Spill the wine, trying to make up her mind
Who she's be leaving with this time (who is it this time)

Party Girl dance you life away (dance your life away)
Party Girl dance you life away (dance your life away)
Party Girl dance you life away (dance your life away)
Tell me, what's your world?

She may laugh at your jokes, if you offer her a smoke
Cos she's a party girl (she's a party girl 2x)
Teasing your hopes high, then she's gone like a butterfly
Cos she's a party girl (she's a party girl 2x)
Spill the wine, getting out of her mind
Only living for a good time (for a good time)

Party Girl dance you life away (dance your life away)
Party Girl dance you life away (dance your life away)
Party Girl dance you life away (dance your life away)
Tell me, what's your world?
Party Girl dance you life away (dance your life away)
Party Girl dance you life away (dance your life away)
Party Girl dance you life away (dance your life away)
Tell me, what's your world?

Oh oh oh oooo, party girl
Oh oh oh oooo, party girl
(It's the party life she lives) (For the fool party she sold her soul away)
Oh oh oh oooo, party girl
(Her face shows every little thing she done)
Oh oh oh oooo, party girl
(Yeah there's a line, for every good time)
Oh oh oh oooo, party girl

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"I DON'T WANNA LOSE YOUR LOVE"


Girl I lost a beat in my heart
I didn't know which way to turn
When you said you wanted a brand new start
And the bridges we had to burn
Don't do it baby, no
Don't you do it baby, no

No one else can do it to me
What is is, that's what you got
Making love to you is sheer ecstasy
And to me that really means a lot

And I don't wanna lose your love, baby
I don't wanna lose your love
I don't wanna lose your love, baby

We found love on a two way street
Until it changed into a single lane
Now your'e leaving me feeling so incomplete
I can't start it all over again
Don't do it babe, don't you do it baby
Cos one day you're gonna open your eyes
Then here's what you're gonna find
That the grass ain't greener on the other side
And you left the best blade behind

And I don't wanna lose your love, baby
I don't wanna lose your love
I don't wanna lose your love, my baby
And I don't wanna lose your love, baby
I don't wanna lose your love
I don't wanna lose your love, baby

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"ECSTASY"


Late at night when I close my eyes I feel you
By my side and I want you and I take you
Making love your body heat is heaven in between the sheets
When I want it I just take it
Baby you're everything to me, can't you see
That I love you and I'll love you endlessly

Cos you're giving, giving everything you got to me baby
Now I'm living, loving you in this ecstasy
Cos you're giving, giving everything you got to me baby
Now I'm living, loving you in this ecstasy

In the morning I love to watch you dressing
After we been messin' I count my blessings
That I got you baby
You always satisfy my imagination
I get mesmerized, ain't what you're doing
It's how you do it
Baby you're everything to me, can't you see
That I love you and I'll love you endlessly

Cos you're giving, giving everything you got to me baby
Now I'm living loving you in this ecstasy
Cos you're giving, giving everything you got to me baby
Now I'm living loving you in this ecstasy

solo

Cos you're giving, giving everything you got to me baby
Now I'm living, loving you in this ecstasy
Cos you're giving, giving everything you got to me baby
Now I'm living, loving you in this ecstasy

Givin' everything you got, giving everything you got
Baby it's ecstasy
Givin' everything you got, giving everything you got
Baby it's ecstasy

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"STOP!"


Stop fooling around with me
You live in a world of fantasy
Oh, it's misery

Remember when I told you I'm never gonna let you go
Now the time has come and you say you don't love me no more
Tears in your eyes, walking out on me, hanging up when I call
You're running out of lies, now it's clear to me
That you're setting me up for a fall, you're setting me up for a fall
You don't have to fake it but I don't have to take it

Stop, fooling around with me
Causing me so much misery
Stop! Stop! Stop!

Tomorrow if you leave me go for good and let it be done
Don't you call me now and then, when you're lonely and you got no one
I'm gonna be out, playing with another no grass growing under my feet
We spent enough time, not to mention my money
I surrender, you win, I've been beat
I surrender, you win, I've been beat

You don't have to fake it but I don't have to take it
Why don't you stop, fooling around with me
Causing me so much misery
Stop! Stop! Stop!

Stop, fooling around, fooling around with me
Stop, fooling around, fooling around with me
Stop, fooling around, fooling around with me

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"CHIPPEWA WOMAN"


The first time that I met you I was a lonely broken man
You put me back on my feet again, I found someone to understand
Lady come lay with me, let your hair hang free and loose

Chippewa woman, I really love you
Chippewa woman, I've got so many reasons to love you

Northwest wind of Onamia, cross the Minnesota plains
You're the pride of the Chippewa, made my child truly American
Lady of mystery, angel on the sea of night

Chippewa woman, I really love you
Chippewa woman, I've got so many reasons to love you

Now it seems a long time ago, at the time I didn't know
It takes a high to know the low that I was living on my own
Lady come lay with me, let your hair hang free and loose

Chippewa woman, I really love you
Chippewa woman, I've got so many reasons to love you
Chippewa woman, I really love you
Chippewa woman, I've got so many reasons to love you
Chippewa woman, Chippewa woman (so high)
Chippewa woman (high on your love)
Chippewa woman, Chippewa woman (so high)
Chippewa woman (high on your love)
Chippewa woman

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"DEVIL'S DAY"


Itís a voice youíve heard in crowds
Deathly slow it whispers low
A burning flame that accuses shame
Slashing through the line to you

When the Devil has his day
You will have your price to pay
When the Devil has his day
You canít keep those demons out
Theyíre dancing all about

Itís a place youíve been before
Desperate dogs in corner stones
Genocide and its plastic sighs
Scarob rings on men with wings

When the Devil has his day
You will have your price to pay
When the Devil has his day
You canít lock your doors or windows
You ainít gonna keep no demons out

When the Devil has his day
You will have your price to pay
When the Devil has his day
You canít keep the demons out
Theyíre dancing around
and around and around and about

Itís a place youíve seen in dreams
Scary things thatíll make you think
When Katyaís hip, will slip and dip
To golden songs,sung on silver tongues
Oh yeah!

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All songs composed by Alan Merrill except "Stop!" "Ecstasy" and "Party Girl" which were co-written by Alan Merrill & Terry Taylor.

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Photos by Gavin Cochrane 1978 London, England

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