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Status Quo
Status Quo


Background information
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Rock
Hard Rock
Pop Rock
Psychedelic Rock
Years active 1967—present
Label(s) Sanctuary Records
Polydor
Vertigo Records
Eagle Records
Website Website
Members
Francis Rossi
Rick Parfitt
Andy Bown
John "Rhino" Edwards
Matt Letley
Former members
John Coghlan
Alan Lancaster
Pete Kircher
Jeff Rich
Roy Lynes



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Status Quo Album


In The Army Now (1986)
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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

. . .


I've never been a loner
Never been to California but I wanted to
I thought it was dreams in my head
I've never been a moaner
But I'll get to Arizona if it kills me to
I wish I could fly from my bed

And it's calling me over
And it's calling me home
Let's talk it over
I'm calling, calling, crawling, crawling
Rolling me over
And it's rolling me home
I'm glad all over
It's calling, calling, I'm crawling my way home

I wrote a little letter
But it didn't make it better, I was aiming to
But you read it wrong, what I said
Hold on, it doesn't matter
What was written in the letter and I'm telling you
It's not just some dream in my head

And it's calling me over
And it's calling me home
Let's talk it over
I'm calling, calling, crawling, crawling
Rolling me over
And it's rolling me home
I'm glad all over
It's calling, calling, I'm crawling my way home

I could always go along without you
You know I could do it alone and I would
'Cos I'm a prima donna, gonna go ahead
I'm gonna, gonna get my own way if I can

And it keeps calling me over
And it's calling me home
Let's talk it over
I'm calling, calling, crawling, crawling
Rolling me over
And it's rolling me home
I'm glad all over
It's calling, calling, I'm crawling, crawling

. . .


Doesn't she look so well
With her long black hair and (???) she can tell
Doesn't she know so well
She can cast a spell with that look of heaven
In her eyes, in her eyes
In your eyes, your eyes

Now I can't get to sleep
I dream and dream all the day through
Doesn't seem to matter though
Doesn't seem to worry me
I can't get to sleep
I dream and dream, honest I do
Honest I do, dream of you

Couln't we be away
On a different day could be so unusual
Couldn't we try to be
What the others say, what they think they see there
In your eyes, in your eyes
In your eyes, your eyes

Now I have been a fool
I've been in love, haven't we all
Everybody does it though
Every time we keep going back again
I've made that mistake
I dream and dream honest I do
Honest I do dream of you

Wouldn't it feel the same
Is it just a game that we play from time to time
Wouldn't I feel so good
If I understood what I see is written there
In your eyes, in your eyes
In your eyes, your eyes

Now when towards the end
I'm feeling blue and everything's wrong
Doesn't matter at the time
Doesn't matter this time anyway
I can't get to sleep
I dream and dream, honest I do
Honest I do dream, oh I can't get to sleep
I dream and dream, honest I do
Honest I do dream of you

. . .


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

. . .


A vacation in the foreign land
Uncle Sam does the best he can
You're in the army now
Oh, oh you're in the army - now

Now you remember what the draft man said
Nothing to do all day but stay in bed
You're in the army now
Oh, oh you're in the army - now

You'll be a hero of the neighbourhood
Nobody knows that you left for good
You're in the army now
Oh, oh you're in the army - now

Smiling faces on the way to 'Nam
But once you get there no one gives a damn
You're in the army now
Oh, oh you're in the army - now

Shots ring out in the dead of night
The sergeant calls : "Stand up and fight!"
You're in the army now
Oh, oh you're in the army - now

You've got your orders to shoot on sight
your finger's on the trigger but it don't seem right
You're in the army now
Oh, oh you're in the army - now

Night is falling and you just can't see
Is this illusion or reality
You're in the army now
Oh, oh you're in the army - now

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I heard you cry tonight while you were sleeping tight
What were you dreamin'?
Was it another guy and did he make you cry
While you were dreamin'?
I don't find it easy to say
But I think it's right that you have to know

Why won't you understand you're being underhand
About your dreamin'?
I love you more and more, of that you can be sure,
Even your dreamin'.
I don't mind if you just say
You dream of us both but I have to know
You've got to understand you're being underhand about your dreamin'

Dreams, dreams, dreams, some are never long enough
Dreams, dreams, dreams, some are never good enough
I wonder do, do, do you ever get to sleep at night?
Who, who, who is it gonna be tonight?

You've been a naughty girl, you've got me in a whirl
I do believe it
You know you can be sure I want you more and more
Can you believe it?
I don't find it easy to say
But I think it's right that you have to know
You've been a naughty girl, you've got me in a whirl
I do believe it
You are a naughty girl, you've got me in a whirl
Can you believe it?
You've been a naughty girl, you've got me in a whirl
About your dreamin'
About your dreamin'
About your dreamin' ....

. . .


Call me if you need me, woman
Don't feel you're all alone
You've been away for much too long
It's time that you came home

Out on the town, you've been fooling around
I've been talking to myself
I fantasise about the look in your eyes
It's magic in itself

But my heart's stopped healing
And I can't help feeling it's the end of the line
Staying away, don't let them say
That it's the end of the line
Please don't hurt me
Don't desert me, it's the end of the line
Think it over, come on over
It's the end of the line

When you say that you want me woman
Is it just a lie?
Saying things that you don't believe
Can only mean goodbye

Dreaming of all the times we had
It seems all over now
Can't you see that I want you back
But I just can't see how

But my heart's stopped healing
And I can't help feeling it's the end of the line
Staying away, don't let them say
That it's the end of the line
Please don't hurt me
Don't desert me, it's the end of the line
Think it over, come on over
It's the end of the line

But my heart's stopped healing
And I can't help feeling it's the end of the line
Staying away, but don't let them say
That it's the end of the line
Please don't hurt me
Don't desert me, it's the end of the line
Think it over, come on over
It's the end of the line

. . .


I got an invitation from a girl I used to know back home
It was an invitation asking me to telephone
She said, it's getting lonely here
And I've been gone for close a year
I took the first flight out to meet the girl I used to know back home

She met me off the flight, a million dollars in her long red gown
With a man in a black hat just to drive us back to town
Now the faces all look the same
And all the places have the same old names
But in a year you've changed just like the girl I used to know back home
Yes, in a year you've changed just like the girl I used to know back home

Maybe it's true that I go on and on and on
Maybe it's true that I'm the lonely one alone
What can I say to you, what can I say to you?
Yes, in a year you've changed just like the girl I used to know back home

It took another year before I started getting itchy toes

And then I had to leave, but that's the way the story goes
Well I reckon if she'd made me stay
I'd never live to see another day
I took the first flight out and left the girl I used to know back home

Maybe it's true that I go on and on and on
Maybe it's true that I'm the lonely one alone
What can I say to you, what can I say to you?
I took the first flight out and left the girl I used to know back home
Back home, I left the girl back home
I left the girl back home
I left the girl back home

. . .


I was out on the highway
I was out on my feet
I was tired and hungry
I was late for the meet.

I had a red sky behind me
I had the bad guys on my tail
I had a hundred different reasons
To keep me falling awake
I had a red sky behind me
With the stars coming into view
And the thought that kept me going
Was soon I'm gonna make it with you

I had the desert on both sides now
I had the lights in my eyes
Of the town I remember
Up ahead in the cold black sky

I had a red sky behind me
I had the bad guys on my tail
I had a hundred different reasons
To keep me falling awake
I had a red sky behind me
With the stars coming into view
And the thought that kept me going
Was soon I'm gonna make it with you

Well I remember that old saying 'bout how good tomorrow will be
But will I be lucky to see with a red sky's lucky for me

In my dreams there is a picture of me in a big gold frame
And the poeple that I've never seen are pointing at my name

I had a red sky behind me
I had the bad guys on my tail
I had a hundred different reasons
To keep me falling awake
I had a red sky behind me
With the stars coming into view
And the thought that kept me going
Was soon I'm gonna make it with you

I had a red sky behind me
With the stars coming into view
And the thought that kept me going
Was soon I'm gonna make it with you

. . .


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

. . .


Hear me, I'm calling
I can't believe it's happening again
Help me, I'm falling
Making the same mistakes again

Hold me, just hold me
You told me what was right and what was wrong
And I can't stand the feeling
I never found the words to the song
If I hold myself together
The pain won't last forever

I've had an overdose, I've had an overdose of life
I've had an overdose, I've had an overdose of life
I've had an overdose, I've had an overload of life
I can't take anymore

It's too late to change the way you're feeling
About leaving me
It's so sad this is the way it has to be
But now I see
I gotta hold myself together
The pain won't last forever

I've had an overdose, I've had an overdose of life
I've had an overdose, I've had an overdose of life
I've had an overdose, I've had an overload of life
I've had an overdose, I've had an overload of life

Because I love you, love you, love you, love you, love you
I wanna tell you, wann tell you, wanna tell you I love you
I can't take anymore, oh no
And it's so sad that you're leaving
It's over now
I can't take anymore

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