Rare Songs


"Ninja" (1984 live version)
Tell me the legend
Tell me the story
Ancient time ago
Tell me just one time
What it was like before

Good over evil
Taking the good sense
I was the one for you
It was good, bad
Nothing was left behind

If I were a noble ancient knight
I'd stand by your side
To rule and fight
It will always be the same
When I call out your name

Ninja survive, in dreams I walk by your side
Ninja survive, with you there's no need to hide

Good over evil
Taking the good sense
I was the one for you
So many changes
I was the one for you

So many changes
So many feelings
A bitter taste of time
Good, evil
I was the one for you

"On the Loose" (first version)
Running out on the streets
I live from day to day
I'm looking for something to do
Sometimes I need to get away

I'm hoping that maybe some day
I could be someone
I'm praying that maybe one day
I could be number one

I know there's something here for me
'Cause I always tend to be

On the loose
So young, so tough, so wild
On the loose again

Dreaming, dreaming about
All the things I'd like to do
Trying, yes, I'm trying so hard
I want to make it all up to you

"Broken Dreams"

Wherever I decide to go
Whatever I decide to do
There's one thing you ought to know
I always miss you so

You had me in the palm of your hand
But I fell through like a grain of sand
But you remain inside my heart
Wherever I may go

Broken dreams
Leave you standing so sad
Broken dreams
They can hurt you so bad

But what can I say
Am I to blame
And if I did stay
It wouldn't be the same

I'm sorry that it turned out wrong
My feelings were not quite that strong
I wish you all happiness
Wherever you belong

There isn't much left to explain
But let me tell you it was not in vain
Those moments, they weren't meant
To cause you any pain


"Ninja" (1985 live version)
Tell me the legend
Tell me the story
Tell me the tales of war
Tell me just one time
What it was like before

So many changes
So many feelings
A bitter taste of time
It was good, it was evil
Nothing was left behind

If I were a noble ancient knight
I'd stand by your side
To rule and fight
It will always be the same
When I call out your name

Ninja survive, in dreams I walk by your side
Ninja survive, with you there's no need to hide

You did what you had to
Did what you wanted
Now and then you were someone strange
You fought for the dream
Someday it all will end

So many changes
So many feelings
A bitter taste of time
It was good, it was evil
Nothing was left behind

"Give a Helpin' Hand"

There's a girl with a little child
To them the world's so wild, so wild
And now the future has turned out
So insecure, insecure

There's a boy and he's wondering why
He rides alone under the clear blue sky
Oh, he's been standing there for days
Just wondering why, oh, wondering why

Together we can change the world
Together we must try
Together we can save the world
And help us all survive
And give a helping hand
A helping hand

There's a dream and we spread the word
That we all can save this world
There's a sun that will shine for all of us
All our lives, yeah

Together we can change the world
Together we must try
Together we can save the world
And help us all survive
And give a helping hand
A helping hand

Oh, let's all give a helping hand


"Carrie" (demo)
When lights go down
I see no reason for you to cry
We've been through this before

In every time, in every season
It's always there
You need it more and more

Carrie, Carrie, maybe we'll meet again
Carrie, Carrie, maybe we'll meet
Again

When darkness falls
I see no reason for you to cry
We've been through this before

In every time, in every season
It's always there
You need it more and more

Carrie, Carrie, maybe we'll meet again
Carrie, Carrie, maybe we'll meet
Again

We'll meet again

"Heart of Stone" (demo)
Don't push it now like you did before
Don't you come back, don't come back no more
'Cause you've been out far too many times now

And even though you're mistreating me
I know the girl that you used to be
But you've been out far too many times now

Time after time, I'm wondering why
Am I to be all alone
And day after day, I pray that you'll stay
'Cause you've got a heart of stone

Just like a beast you come back for more
And I'm a fool, now she'll lock my door
And even though you're still the one I wait for

I told you once, but I tell you twice
Yes, things you like, now she'll close your eyes
And I'm afraid that one day you'll be sorry

"Can't You Stay"
Tell me why your body's trembling
When I call out your name
Tell me why your hand is shaking, girl
When I tell you it's the same

When the moon decides to leave the Earth
Flown out in the cold
I tell you now like I did before
Our love will be so old

Singing, hey, can't you stay
You don't have to go away
'Cause maybe you don't mean those things
That you sometimes say

Singing, hey, can't you stay
You don't have to go away
'Cause your heart remains here anyway

Like a fire that's been burned down
You can feel your heart is lost
Like a soldier who's been wounded
So many bridges slips to cross

In your mind you think it's over
But it could never last
But I tell you what I feel right now
Too many years have passed

Singing, hey, can't you stay
You don't have to go away
'Cause maybe you don't mean those things
That you sometimes say

Something I want to know
Tell me, tell me
Hey girl, why don't you tell me
Your body's shaking all over
Tell me why you're trembling

You gotta tell me, girl
Don't ever leave me

"On Broken Wings"

Little Jeanie cried
She believed in all his lies
So much for being good

Johnny did not rest
He did what he thought was best
He did the best he could

Don't try to see the world in different ways
Those moments and all those days
Don't let them fade away

On broken wings
I guess that's how you'll have to fly
Two broken hearts across the sky

Now he's feeling bad
His heart is cold
He's oh, so sad
Somehow he did her wrong

Little Jeanie's heart
Is mending fast
Oh, so fast
Now she feels so strong


"Here Comes the Night"
Listen up
There's something you gotta know

Here comes the night
It's gonna be a long and lonely night
Oh Lord, I pray it's gonna be alright
This long and lonely night

As I walk on down this dusty road
My heart weighs down like a heavy load
My spirit finds its way across the ocean

And my soul cries out for leaving now
I've got to get back home somehow
She stole my heart, oh, how my spirit cried
'Cause I had to leave and it broke me up inside

Here comes the night
It's gonna be a long and lonely night
Well, I see tomorrow in a different light
This long and lonely night

I've got a weary head and worn out shoes
A bottle of rum and as I sing the blues
The bitter wind sends shivers down my spine

I've gone a rambling man with a rambling mind
I left my loved one far behind
She stole my heart, oh, how my spirit cried
'Cause I had to leave and it broke me up inside

Here comes the night
It's gonna be a long and lonely night
Oh Lord, I pray it's gonna be alright
This long and lonely night

Oh, bless my soul, what have I done
I'm bound to face this world alone
A drifter I was meant to be
With no one there for company

But if one day, down the road I came
Would you look my way
Would you take me back again

Here comes the night
It's gonna be a long and lonely night
Well, I see tomorrow in a different light
This long and lonely night

As my soul cries out for leaving

"Blame It on Me"
I paint a picture, a picture in my head
We had everything
All those good times that we had
There was a time in our lives
When everything was right
We had love

But there's nothing sacred, sacred any more
That's why I need your loving
Just like I did before
There was a time in our lives
When everything was right
We had love

So by the light of the morning
I'm gonna make my way
Not a word, not a warning
To steal your heart away

Yes, by the light of the morning
That's where I'll be
Oh darling, darling, darling
Just blame it on me
Blame it on me

I've been searching
Time and time again
Since I lost your loving
It's never been the same
There was a time in our lives
When everything was right
We had love

"Break Free"

Well, it's been another doggone day
I'm ready for this trashed out town
I'll be doing all those crazy things
That make the other heads spin around

They're tellin' me the ride ain't worth the fall
Oh, but stop me if you can, I want it all

'Cause I'm ready, yes, I'm ready
To break free, ready to break free

I'm tired of just killing time
Talkin' 'bout the days gone by
So I'm takin' on the world tonight
I'm out to let my spirit fly

Oh, they say what goes around will come around
But there's nothin' in this world to hold me down


"Long Time Comin'"

We're gonna rock so hard, we're gonna let it go
If you want it loud, hey, let me know
It's been a while since we've been gone
We had it tough, now the hurt is gone

Well, when the day is done, when the day is through
Listen close, this is what we'll do
Comin' down like a ton of lead
Like a ton of lead, that's what I said

It's been a long time comin'

Hey, you can tear us up, tear us down
Before too long we'll be back around
Fallin' in, fallin' out
Well, this time around there ain't no doubt

We'll walk on through the break of day
Once again we'll be on our way
Ain't no time to wonder why
Just try to keep the drive alive


"Sweet Love Child"

Sweet love child

She stands in the doorway
In the pale moonshine
When she looks at me, every part of me
Brings my soul back to life

With eyes like a rainbow
They cut right through
Oh, I'm lost in time
All through my mind
I'm in love, what can I do

Sweet love child

I shiver, I shiver and shake
It's been a long, long time
When she touches me, every part of me
Just comes back alive

She rides like the wind
On a summer's night
And she gives and takes
In the love she makes
She makes everything so right

My sweet love child

By the light of the morning
Like an angel's sigh
I can feel her breath
Lying next to me
With the world locked outside

I can feel
A taste so sweet
And she gives me love
All the precious love
It makes my life so complete

Sweet love child

So sweet


"Wanted Man"
So we'll meet again, this old loneliness, my friend
Who would ever guess it would come to this, my friend
Like a sojourner, you know my heart is torn, my love
I will rise again as I ride alone, I know

So baby, do you understand
That my world has come undone
Don't you know it hurts so bad
When there's nowhere you belong

When you're wanted
A wanted man

If the winds would change, would it ease my pain, oh Lord
Will I ride on through with your guidance from above
As I turn around, I see tracks of wasted years
Will I find my peace, will I lose this world of fear

"Yesterday's News"

Hey, hey
Mmmm, I got somethin' to tell ya'
Got a story 'bout it

I'm catching a fast train, soon I'll be long, long gone
And I shoot through the night like a bullet from a loaded gun

They've been tryin' to use me, lie and abuse me
They've been tryin' to break me, no one can take me
No way

Now I'm way down
I'm so down I'm readin' yesterday's news

I woke up this morning, leavin' on my mind
And I said to myself, I ain't gonna waste more time

I need someone to save me, love and embrace me
They've been tryin' to get me, trying to set me up
Bad luck

Now I'm way down
I'm so down I'm readin' yesterday's news

But I got time on my hands, I know what I'll do
One day, babe, I know I'll come through
'Cause I know in my heart, there are things to be said
For the pain that I suffer, and the price that I pay


"Stranded"
One thing I remember
I was running for the door
And then I felt an anger
Like never before

I guess you had your reasons
For making up your lies
But when I saw you lay
You had tears in your eyes

Hey, hey, hey, I'm gonna make it alright now
Hey, hey, hey, I'm gonna take it all the way

Stranded, stranded
Though you left me standing there alone
Stranded, stranded
I always will believe that life goes on

The next thing I remember
I pretended I was strong
I asked you to surrender
But the words came out wrong

Though I feel mistreated
Wounded deep within
I'll never stand defeated
No, I'll never give in

Hey, hey, hey, I'm gonna make it alright now
Hey, hey, hey, I'm gonna take it all the way

Stranded, stranded
Though you left me standing there alone
Stranded, stranded
I always will believe that life goes on

Nothing can stop me now

"Rainbow Warrior"

Lock the door, dim the light
Here's a tale for you tonight
Let me take you away

Well, take my hand and follow me
Mother Mary's child to be
I've got something to say

Rainbow warrior, shine on
Rainbow warrior
Sign your will across the sky
Follow me 'til the day you die

One for all and all for one
Walking through the gates of dawn
We've been waiting so long

Children sang from near and far
Come and see the newborn star
See it shining so strong


"Wild Child"
Wild child, yeah

I said, you, what's with that talk
You're just a punk with an attitude
So take a walk, boy

I said, you, get outta my face
You need a handful of dollars
Just to get into this place

Wild child, get it on now
Wild child, get it on tonight

I said, You, you're not from this town
We've got an old crowd here tonight
So don't stick around, boy

I said, You, you ain't got no style
Well, I say, you're unemployed
And it shines through all the way

"Don't Know How to Love No More"

I need you here tonight
Your body next to mine
I haven't seen you for a while

I need your tender kiss
The touch of your fingertips
I haven't seen you for some time now

I need to touch you like I used to do before
Though I have touched you, girl
A million times or more

I don't know how to love no more
I don't know what I'm waiting for
Take it to your heart, my friend
And teach me how to love again

I don't know how to cry no more
So tell me what I'm living for
Take it to your heart, my friend
And teach me how to love again
Yeah, teach me

I need you here tonight
To squeeze and hold you tight
And feel your skin so close to mine

I wonder where you are
So near but yet so far
Your name is always on my mind


"Talk to Me" (demo)
September rain is falling
I see you in the street, just passing by
And though your lips are smiling
I can see the coldness in your eyes

So hell is what you've been through
But you just can't give in without a fight
So break the chains that bind you
Don't turn away

You had to have it your way
From you that was a promise and a threat
But welcome to the real world
What you give is what you get

But one day when it's over
You think that everything's been said and done
With the world upon your shoulders
Don't turn away, hear what I say

Talk to me, when it cuts like a knife
Talk to me, when you fight for your life
Who do you think you're fooling
Not me

You act so high and mighty
Still you need to pick yourself up off the ground
When you hunger for the big time
Just remember who you are
Where you came from

So pray to God for mercy
You don't wanna kiss your life goodbye
It takes a man to face it
Don't turn away, hear what I say

"Mr. Government Man"
Hey, hey, Mr. Government Man,
I'm just a poor boy doin' the best that I can
I've been stepped upon and pushed around, yes, I have
You can tie me up, but never tie me down

Well, I was drivin' around, tryin' to find a place
To get a beer and some cigarettes
Pullin' up behind me, not afraid to flirt
There's a girl in a red Corvette

I saw in her face that she wanted to race
So I let my car out of jail
Man, I blew it, before I knew it
The Feds were on my tail

I knew it were trouble, but didn't wanna stop
I couldn't forget that girl
My dashboard slick from alcohol
And my head still in a whirl

Just a country boy in the city lights
Tryin' to have some fun
But the Man behind me didn't wanna play
He pulled out a gun

Hey, hey, Mr. Government Man,
I'm just a poor boy doin' the best that I can
I've been stepped upon and pushed around, yes, I have
You can tie me up, but never tie me down

Well, I had it comin', I hit the wall
And my car went up in flames
My head got hammered, thrown in the slammer
No one but me to blame

That's my story, ain't much glory
But I know I paid my dues
One thing I know in my heart and soul
I ain't never gonna lose

Hey, hey, Mr. Government Man,
I'm just a poor boy doin' the best that I can
I've been stepped upon and pushed around, yes, I have
You can tie me up, but never tie me down

They say I might be goin' crazy
Hey, what else can I do
Hey, my, my

Hey, hey, Mr. Government Man,
I'm just a poor boy doin' the best that I can
I've been stepped upon and pushed around, yes, I have
You can tie me up, but never tie me down

Hey, hey, Mr. Government Man
Don't you push me around no more

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