All You Need Is... Lyrics


LOVE SIDE

CANDYBAR EXPRESS
Take a ride on the sugartrain
Take a ride on the sugartrain
Take a ride on the sugartrain
Take a ride on the sugartrain

Get up get dressed, have nothing to impress
Everybody make a chain, this train
Is the cheapest and the best
It's better than real, under those wheels, north, south, east and west
You are the station on the Candybar Express

Take a ride on the sugartrain, etc.

Sin City is pretty and the dirt looks just like money
Everything's cool, it's a loving school
And the tools are milk and honey
Don't be deceived, you better believe
That sugar is the best
You are the station on the Candybar Express

There's sugar to sell, money to buy
Got heaven and hell in a single eye Get wise, capitalize
Get blood on your hands and have an alibi
Get blood on your hands and have an alibi

Take a ride on the sugartrain, etc.

Bow down to the sacred cow
Or you'll never know what you missed
Everybody say "yeah," say "thanks"
That songs like this exist
Be a junkie for love
Be a sucker for success
You are the station on the Candybar Express

Take a ride on the sugartrain, etc.

THE RIVER OF PEOPLE
Sometimes I feel that I'm just wishing my life away
I wish that things could change with absolutely no delay
When lovers look as though they're in Eden when they kiss
I believe it's true what they say, "ignorance is bliss"

I punish myself, though I've done no wrong
I believe this worry will take my health
And it won't be long before the stars fall down
And I'll fall along

All I want to do is flow with the river of people
The bottom of my wishing well is an ocean of steel
In my dreams I go...to the river of people
Help me, help me to make my dreams come true

I could tell you how but I could not tell you why
I've been sold on fools' gold, and bought on the things that money can't buy
Believe that once I was in love with a pretty girl
But she never broke my heart, I broke my heart myself

I've waited so long, for the sun to shine
Thought that I'd just tag along, blue and blind
Don't tell me the truth because I don't want to know

All I want to do is flow... etc.
(GUITAR)

I've been to paradise and I don't like what I've seen
The things I thought were so sweet were only saccharine
Life can be so cutting, life can be so cruel I believe that life has left me...
Stepping on the monkey stool

I punish myself, though I've done no wrong
I believe this worry will take my health
And it won't be long before the stars fall down
And I'll fall along

All I want to do is flow...etc.

TWISTED
Outside in the rain, the story begins
The low moan of the wind says "You've got to learn to be alone"
Life has slipped through my hands, I can't understand
Once I was happy, but now she's gone

I'm twisted by the hands of love
Hollow and cold; twisted
By the hands of love, I am the man, nobody wants to know
Twisted by the hands of love
Twisting my soul, by the hands of love-Watch me;
I am the man nobody wants to know
Turn around, fade away
I've tried to get away but everywhere I go
All her transgressions, still take their toll on me
The people stare, lips parted and rusted
I feel they're well aware that I can not be trusted

I'm twisted by the hands of love etc.

I lie awake at night and tear her apart
All my yesterdays are like a pickax through my heart
I see the future and I see the past
Turn around and fade away into my looking glass

I'm twisted by the hands of love
Watch me; Turn around and fade away

PAIN IS A GUN
Pain is a gun, we can shoot it in the sky, or we can learn to use it
Pain is a gun, we can shoot it in the sky, or we can learn to use it

I could tell just by looking that this boy only had a past
His beautiful blue eyes were built to burn
There is no reason, for what is done is done
When we set sail, he was bound to fail, but he never told anyone

Pain is a gun, we can shoot it in the sky, or we can learn to use it
Pain is a gun, we can shoot it in the sky, or we can learn to use it
If we know what's wrong and we know what's right
We know that hope must never die
Pain is a gun

While everyone was running, he laid down like a lord
The lights were low, burning slow, they took more than he could afford
On the cracked lips of London, he painted a little sun
He sold his soul for a pot of gold and he never told anyone

Pain is a gun, etc.

I wanted to help you
I wanted to tell you
I wanted to touch you, but I never found you alone
You sold your soul for a pot of gold, but you never told anyone

Pain is a gun, etc.

LOVE AND MONEY
Don't just sit there and daydream completely glued to your TV screen
Reject your education break out of your old routine
Take a ride on the Candybar
We don't care who or what you are
Love & Money never fails
We'll take this train right off the rails

Get up and dance onto the floor, America is knocking on your door
Don't delude yourself, this is a dreamsound
Brother and sister miss and mister
Lets get this party off the ground

Now you may be quite content, you may even like this government
But that's fine we'll cure the sick with these guitar licks
No looking up to the Kings and Queens
Driving round in their limousines
Diamonds, disease, you must believe we aim to please

Get up and dance, etc.
(SAXOPHONE)

Let me make it black and white, compromise is no jive
When people say "Take What You Get"
Say, 'Hey Man, I Don't Need That Shit"
If you come then you will see
That only we have the recipe
Uh-huh, yes indeed, Love & Money is all you need

Get up and dance, etc.

MONEY SIDE

DEAR JOHN
Up it rose like the morning sun letting me know the day'd began
My cigarettes my naivete, never meant so much to me
Out of the blue, out of the air
Like silken fingers through my hair
The night was young, the truth was fey
You took my hand and led me astray

Dear John, I'm in heaven, for so long, I could not live with myself
Now, only time will tell
But I don't want to be forgiven

Well, I never felt like I belonged
For I know this world is the world of the strong
But like the wind it came, with gifts of pain
Putting words on the tip of my tongue
When you lose that thread, you lose yourself
You're always ready to fall
I used to wonder but now I know
That the brokenhearted are beautiful

Dear John, I'm in heaven, etc.

In another time, in another place
With the will to defy, and the power to take
I'll walk like a man, dance like a fool
And I'll carry a photograph of you
And I'll remember those days when dreams were dreams
When the music played, everybody screamed
Well I used to wonder; now I know
That the brokenhearted are beautiful

Dear John, I'm in heaven...etc.

CHEESEBURGER
Tick-tock the body will rock, till a state of grace is a state of shock
You're so tired you need to eat, but you couldn't face another piece of meat
There's no business like show business, you feel you'd sell your soul just to kiss
The sweet lips of the one you loved, but you know there's nothing more than this

You can't dance, you can't sing you're swimming in sin in your water wings
Shuffle up and fall down, a kindred spirit in a ghost town
What is it that you want?
You've got to, got to but you know you can't
What is it that you want?
You've got to and you know you can't
What is it that you Want?
You've got to, got to and you know you can
Throw down your crown, and put your head in the noose now
You're going down, there's no choice to choose
Change your fear for fun, don't think what you've done
Run, run, run, run "Las Vegas here I come!"

Big bucks, money well spent, here lies the magic seven per cent
Its a broken promise a false command and the rope they hand you is a rope of sand
Step right up to the chopping block and the Friday snowstorm, five o'clock

You can't dance, etc.
(SAXOPHONE)

You can't dance, etc.

Tick-tock they've got you beat you're just another piece of meat
Home and dry, Kentucky fried, that they know it pays to advertise
Those Texas girls down on the ranch, they know it's all right for some
But the Gods are dumb, its bubble gum
They'll blow us all to Kingdom come

You can't dance, etc.

YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL
If I could hold you now, I'd never let you go
This drunken night is passing like sorrows bride
It's passing so slow
I said I'd keep on falling, till I fall onto my feet
For I can't hope to practice what I preach
When you're so far out of reach

I thought I heard you calling, I could feel the sun again
But now the veil has fallen, it's hit me like the rain

Take my hands, take my shoes
All I want is a little piece of you
I believe in miracles, oh my darling, you're beautiful
I believe in miracles

These drunken times need some sympathy
They're just the city lights but they look like stars to me
Can't you see? I've taken the smooth, I'll take the rough
I'll take everything but it still won't be enough
Not without your love

I thought I heard you calling, I could feel the sun again
But now the veil has fallen, it's hit me like the rain

Take my hands, etc.

Love is the blade, that you and I have made
I see it shining now in your hands, cut me

Take me to your bed, you've got to pull me through
There were times I wished you'd go to hell
But I swear tonight I'd go to hell with you
If you wanted me to

I thought I heard you calling, I could feel the sun again
But now the veil has fallen, I hate you like the rain

Take my hands, etc.

TEMPTATION TIME
Temptation time
Temptation time
Temptation time
Temptation time
You howl like a rebel and you hang like a judge
Touch your lips with your fingertips
But you're not vain as such
You paint your promise
Sick shades of gold
But you can't conceal what you steal
Can't sell what you've already sold

You're burning inside; people want to know why
Citizens! If you can't make it, just fake it
Life's a sham, don't give a damn
Raise your aim for the jugular vein
There's no room for hesitation
When all you want is a reputation

You reach for the rose in a cloak of thorns
Cut yourself bleed for everyone, the past must be reborn
Call an inch a mile, politician style
No chicken feed, sow the demon seed
Get satisfaction guaranteed

You're burning inside, people want to know why
Citizens! If you can't make it, just fake it
Life's a sham, don't give a damn
You can't refuse, you've got nothing to lose
There's no point in meditation
When all you want is a reputation

Temptation time
Temptation time
Temptation time
Temptation time

You're drunk on the limelight, you're walking on air
You'd love to change but you know right now
That you don't even care

You're burning inside; people want to know why
Citizens! If you can't make it, just fake it
Life's a sham, don't give a damn
Raise your aim for the jugular vein
There's no room for hesitation
When all you want is a reputation

Songs published by CBS Songs, I believe. Reprinted here without permission, but still with the best intentions.

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