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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


Rock 'Til You Drop (1991)
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Couldn't see my funny side as far as I recall and it didn't mean much to me
Carried on messing round and getting lower every day
And then a little while later looking for a way to get ahead of all the ups and downs
On the road, back at home, it didn't matter much to me

Running round every corner, walk around every street
Running round like a madman, run yourself off your feet
Walk about like a zombie, running round like a freak
Running round like a maniac, flipping out every week

Well I just gotta get away as far as I can go and as long as I don't see you there
Turn around, look again, what is it happening to me?
Well am I getting paranoid, or maybe superstition is making me feel this way
Checking in, checking out, I seem to do it every day

Running round every corner, walk around every street
Running round like a madman, run yourself off your feet
Walk about like a zombie, running round like a freak
Running round like a maniac, flipping out every week

Now I've been working on the road as long as I recall and it's feeling like yesterday
Giggling, travelling, and getting better every day
Well I was getting paranoid, or maybe superstition was making me feel this way
Checking in, checking out, I seem to do it every day

Running round every corner, walk around every street
Running round like a madman, run yourself off your feet
Walk about like a zombie, running round like a freak
Running round like a maniac, flipping out every week
Running round every corner, walk around every street
Running round like a madman, run yourself off your feet
Walk about like a zombie, running round like a freak
Running round like a maniac, flipping out every week

. . .


I thought it over in a quiet room
What about it, what about the dream?
Of the future, looking much better,
Wonder what is on the other side
When we get there, if we do make it
Better than it was before

I think about it, would we be the same?
Working at it, will we fall again?
For the same lines and the same reasons
Would we let them take us for a ride?
By the next time and the time after
Won't be any time at all
No there won't be any time at all

'Cos all we really wanna do is what we wanna do and do it all the day
But we never ever think about it, life goes on and love gets in the way
Everybody does the same old thing and goes ahead and does it anyway

Write a letter to a magazine
Talk about it, talk about the dream
Of the future, looking much better,
Wonder what is on the other side
By the next time and the time after
Won't be any time at all
No there won't be any time at all

'Cos all we really wanna do is what we wanna do and do it all the day
But we never ever think about it, life goes on and love gets in the way
All we really wanna do is what we wanna do and do it all the day
But we never ever think about it, life goes on and love gets in the way
All we really wanna do is what we wanna do and do it all the day
But we never ever think about it, life goes on and love gets in the way

. . .


Waiting around for a miracle
Looking at me for a clue
I'm moving on, if it's the same to you
Too late for me, too late for you

On and on, changing like the weather
Close your eyes, no surprise is in store
Look me straight in the eye, when you tell me that lie
I can't have it though, I can't take it, no, over and over again.
Who's fakin' the blues?
Who's breakin' the rules?
While tryin' to fool
Fakin' the blues.

Isn't it time for a turnaround
Isn't it time that you knew
I never thought that I would say to you,
You carry on, I'll survive

On and on, changing like the weather
Close your eyes, no surprise is in store
Look me straight in the eye, when you tell me that lie
I can't have it though, I can't take it, no, over and over again.
Who's fakin' the blues?
Who's breakin' the rules?
While tryin' to fool
Fakin' the blues.

Maybe by now you'll be satisfied
Looking to me like you do
What do you feel burning inside of you?
Living a lie, don't have to try

On and on, changing like the weather
Close your eyes, no surprise is in store
Look me straight in the eye, when you tell me that lie
I can't have it though, I can't take it, no, over and over again.
Who's fakin' the blues?
Who's breakin' the rules?
Who's fakin' the blues?
Who's breakin' the rules?
Who's fakin' the blues?
Fakin' the blues

. . .


When I'm talkin' nothing's getting through
When I'm screamin' it's never clear to you
Can you hear me? Am I wasting my time?
Am I working in a one man band?

When I'm looking straight in your eyes
Is there anyone home? You're telling me lies
Listen to me, are you wasting my time?
It's lonely in a one man band
It's lonely in a one man band

Words out of line don't ever hurt you
Forever cryin', trying to turn you around

Woah-oh-oh, woah-oh-oh, woah-oh-oh, woah-oh-oh

Anticipating what you're gonna do
Still I'm waiting for a sign from you
Come together, am I wasting my time?
And I'll always be a one man band
I'll always be a one man band
It's lonely in a one man band

Woah-oh-oh, woah-oh-oh, woah-oh-oh, woah-oh-oh

. . .


Don't hang up your shoes, just kick out the blues
And rock 'til you drop tonight
All we do depends upon you
So rock 'til you drop tonight

We made all the high spots, the star studded bills and the mirror balls
Half of the time we were playing a game
Half of the time I could hardly remember my name

So stay with us now, and hang in somehow
And rock 'til you drop tonight
Rock 'til you drop tonight
Rock 'til you drop

We hit all the high spots, the star studded bills and those mirror balls
Half of the time we were playing a game
Half of the time I could hardly remember my name

So stay with us now and hang in somehow
And rock 'til you drop tonight
All we do depends upon you
So rock 'til you drop tonight
Rock 'til you drop tonight
Rock 'til you drop tonight
Rock 'til you drop tonight

. . .


Woh-oh-oh-oh, can't give you more, can't give you more
Woh-oh-oh-oh, can't give you more, can't give you more

Now you know this ain't the kind of life for you
It's not the way you thought that it would be
If I could change my way for you
If I could change it wouldn't be me, can you see?
I know I never tried the things I should have done
And time is always passing by.
I want to do the things I've never done before
So I do try not to tell a lie
When I'm so low, and I'm so high
But You cry when I say I can't give you more

First you said you'd never try to slow me down
That everything would work out really fine
But as those walls closed in on us
The words just fell right out of line, and behind
I know I never tried the things I should have done
And time is always passing by.
I want to do the things I've never done before
So I do try not to tell a lie
When I'm so low, and I'm so high
But You cry when I say I can't give you more

Woh-oh-oh-oh, can't give you more, can't give you more
Woh-oh-oh-oh, can't give you more, can't give you more

Did you figure ours would be an easy thing?
Like lazy days of lying in the sun.
I told you if you wanted me
That every day just wouldn't be fun, now it's done.
I know I've never tried the things I should have done
And time is always passing by.
I want to do the things I've never done before
So I do try not to tell a lie
When I'm so low, and I'm so high
But You cry when I say I can't give you more

Woh-oh-oh-oh, can't give you more, can't give you more
Woh-oh-oh-oh, can't give you more, can't give you more

. . .


Ticket to the world, learn a trade or two
Hey now, it suits me somehow
How 'bout you?

Freeze me in the wind, burn me in the sun
Hey ho, on with the show,
Good clean fun

After it all I'll take you home, after this dream has gone
If we're lucky we'll never be called to stand again
Defenders of the peace with all we've got
Someone has to fire the warning shot

Masters of the air, rulers of the sea
Hey hey our turn today
Victory

Nothing you can lose, everything to gain
Hey guys, try it for size
This ball and chain

After it all I'll take you home, after this dream has gone
If we're lucky we'll never be called to stand again
Defenders of the peace with all we've got
Someone has to fire the warning shot

Teach all your children to follow the leader
Do as he says without question or reason
Fight for the flag and to hell with the rest
Surrender your freedom to serve with the best

After it all I'll take you home, after this dream has gone
If we're lucky we'll never be called to stand again
Defenders of the peace with all we've got
Someone has to fire the warning...
After it all I'll take you home, after this dream has gone
If we're lucky we'll never be called to stand again
Defenders of the peace with all we've got
Someone has to fire the warning shot

. . .


Together we stand, divided we fall
Come on now people let's get on the ball
And work together, come on, come on
Let's work together, now, now people
'Cos together we will stand every boy, every girl and man

Before when things go wrong as they sometimes will
And the world that you're travelling stays all uphill
Let's work together, come on, come on
Let's work together, now, now people
You know together we will stand every boy, girl, woman and man

Oh well now, two or three minutes, two or three hours
What does it matter now in this life of ours?
Let's work together, come on, come on
Let's work together, now, now people
'Cos together we will stand every boy, every woman and man

Oh well, make someone happy, make someone smile
Let's all work together and make life worthwhile
Let's work together, come on, come on
Let's work together, now, now people
You know together we will stand every boy, girl, woman and man

Because together we will stand every boy, girl, woman and man
Well, together we will stand every boy, girl, woman and man

Let's work together, come on, come on,
Let's work together, come on, come on,
Let's work together, come on, come on,
Let's work together, come on, come on

. . .


If you ever change your mind
About leaving, leaving me behind
Oh-oh bring it to me, bring your sweet loving
Bring it on home to me, yeah

You know I laughed when you left
But now I know I only hurt myself
Oh-oh bring it to me, bring your sweet loving
Bring it on home to me, yeah, yeah, yeah

I'll give you jewellery, money too
And that's not all, all I'll do for you
Oh-oh bring it to me, bring your sweet loving
Bring it on home to me, yeah, yeah, yeah

You know I'll always be your slave
'Til I'm dead and buried in my grave
Oh-oh bring it to me, bring your sweet loving
Bring it on home to me, yeah, yeah, yeah

If you ever change your mind
About leaving, leaving me behind
Oh-oh bring it to me, bring your sweet loving
Bring it on home to me, yeah
Bring your sweet loving, bring it on home to me, yeah
Bring your sweet loving, bring it on home to me, yeah
Bring your sweet loving, bring it on home to me, yeah

. . .


Sitting on a corner watching half the world go by
Thinking something 'long the lines of whisky and rye
Rolling to the left, rolling to my right
Well, anybody out there wanna help me?
Looking at a picture of the trouble-and-strife
Even got a picture of the Queen
Getting back to thinking 'bout the secrets of life
Will I ever find another? No, it's just a dream

Walking round in circles, oh I must have walked a mile
Trying to imagine I was putting on my style
Rolling to the left, rolling to my right
Can't you see I'm going along the wrong lines?
Searching for the person with a shoulder to cry on
Calling out to almost anyone
Have you got a secondary bed I could lie on
You'd better watch your step or you'll be first in line

Baby, baby, baby, what the hell on earth is wrong with you?
Baby, baby, baby, what the hell am I supposed to do?

Baby, baby, baby, what the hell on earth is wrong with you?
Baby, baby, baby, what the hell am I supposed to do?

Cutting back to visions taken from the silver screen
Believing I was someone I had never been
Rolling to my left, rolling to my right
Surprised the motion picture is in black and white
Sitting here alone is how it's gonna be
Will my lucky star ever shine on me?
I guess it's not a problem, that's the way it's meant to be
Oh, it's never been a problem, it's never been a problem to me

Baby, baby, baby, what the hell on earth is wrong with you?
Baby, baby, baby, what the hell am I supposed to do?
Baby, baby, baby, what the hell on earth is wrong with you?
Baby, baby, baby, what the hell am I supposed to do?
Woh-oh-oh, baby, baby, baby, what the hell on earth is wrong with you?
Baby, baby, baby, what the hell am I supposed to do?
Woh-oh-oh, baby, baby, baby

. . .


Nice to see you, I've been feeling so blue
Owning up now 'cos you change my point of view
It's funny how you do what you do
It's a very good sign, a really good line for you

I've been waiting for the heat of the night
Warming up now, and you've got me in your sights
So tell me what you want me to do
It's a very good time to tell you I've been thinking of you

Because you're wonderful baby, and you're beautiful, baby
It's a very good sign, a very good time of life

Let me tell you, you're a woman with style
I've been waiting, but you made it all worthwhile
And all you had to do was to smile
You're a very good sign, and everything's fine, my child

'Cos you're wonderful baby, and you're beautiful, baby
It's a very good sign, a very good time of life

Set in my ways I live from day to day happy to be free
Needing for nothing, always looking for someone who could make me see
But baby, I was so wrong, I sat here waiting too long to have you here with me

Oh, 'cos you're wonderful baby, and you're beautiful, baby
It's a very good sign, a very good time of life
'Cos you're wonderful baby, and you're beautiful, baby
It's a very good sign, a very good time of life
Oh it's a very good sign, oh yeah a very good sign
Yeah it's a very good time, a very good time
Yeah a very good sign, a very good sign
Yeah it's a very, very good sign, yeah a very good sign

. . .


Heavens above, his mother would say
My Tommy's in love, he's moody all day
He's out of his mind, suspended in time

But he tries alibis and he tries to explain, saying
Let me go, let me,
Let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go
And he tries little lies, then he tries to refrain, saying
Let me go, let me,
Let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go

Listen to me, his mother would say
You're young and in love, it won't last that way
You're only a boy, you'll grow up in time

But he tries alibis and he tries to explain, saying
Let me go, let me,
Let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go
And he tries little lies, then he tries to refrain, saying
Let me go, let me,
Let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go

Tommy's in love, he's always that way
Whatever he does, if only he'd say
He's feeling so fine, she's looking so sweet

But he tries alibis and he tries to explain, saying
Let me go, let me,
Let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go
And he tries little lies, then he tries to refrain, saying
Let me go, let me,
Let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go
And he tries alibis then he tries to explain, saying
Let me go, let me,
Let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go
And he tries little lies, then he tries to refrain, saying
Let me go, let me,
Let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go

. . .


Fussing and fighting alone with our friends
Holding our breath and hoping it never will end
It's been a long, long haul
We would be ducking and diving, a rise then a fall
Pretending the ups and the downs didn't matter at all
And we got it almost right
Well there were hundreds and hundreds of mumbling miles
Always a personal reason to cop or to smile
Now there's a green light

We came and we went, we went then we came
Slowly but surely we learnt that it wasn't a game
But it was good clean fun
We were just second-hand cars along with the rest
Holding our own and hanging on in with the best
Nothing comes easy

Drinking and thinking what we'd rather do
Nothing of any real interest is coming on through
Maybe we're all right now
But in the end does it matter, matter at all?
Scratching a living and having one hell of a ball
Nothing comes easy

. . .


He showed you no interest, he gave you no love
From time to time he was funny
He loved only two things, but one was enough for him
Was it the fame or the money?

Was it fame or money?
Lethal vice, cold as ice.
Was it fame or money?
Holding tight, 'til everything is all right
Everything is all right

Up to his eyeballs, always in debt
He's suddenly off and running
So what motivation lay at the heart of it?
Was it the fame or the money?

Was it fame or money?
Lethal vice, cold as ice.
Was it fame or money?
Holding tight, 'til everything is all right
Everything is all right
Everything is all right

We're all in the running
With all of the money
Take all over and over again

Back in his schooldays, four-eyed and zits
No good at games, and skinny
Locked in the boys' room left him no choice at all
Had to be fame and money

So it's fame and money
Lethal vice, cold as ice
So it's fame and money
Holding tight, 'til everything is all right
Fame and money
Lethal vice, cold as ice
So it's fame and money
Holding tight, 'til everything is all right
Everything is all right
Everything is all right

. . .


Wine is sweet and gin is bitter
You drink all you can but you won't forget her
You kiss one girl, you kiss another
You kiss them all but you won't recover

That's the price of love, the price of love
The debt you pay with tears and pain
The price of love, the price of love
Costs you more when you're to blame

You're dancing slow, you're dancing fast
You're happy now but that won't last
You talk too much, you laugh too loud
You see her face in every crowd

That's the price of love, the price of love
The debt you pay with tears and pain
The price of love, the price of love
Costs you more when you're to blame

That's the price of love, the price of love
The debt you pay with tears and pain
The price of love, the price of love
Costs you more when you're to blame
That's the price of love, the price of love
The debt you pay with tears and pain
The price of love, the price of love
Costs you more when you're to blame
That's the price of love, that's the price of love

That's the price of love
That's the price of love
That's the price of love
That's the price of love

. . .


There's nobody on the end of my line, I'm in time but somebody's missing
Maybe I can find a hand for my hand, if I find a well for my wishing
Be my friend, be my friend

It gets lonely on a table for two, laughing on your own can be no fun
Even people that are talking to you remind you that you're really with no-one
Be my friend, be my friend

Take me over like a thing from the past, lots of people wishing they'd been there
No-one knowing just how long it would last, but I'm sitting still here in my chair
Be my friend, be my friend
Forty-five hundred times I told you how much I care
Forty-five hundred times I told you how much I care
Problems halved are the problems that we can share
White lies in our eyes, together not really there

Forty-five hundred times I told you you can lean on me
Forty-five hundred times I told you you can lean on me
Though it's taken a long time for you to see
Where we're at is the right place for us to be

I sure want to stay here, it sure feels fine
I feel I could be here a long long time
Now that I've made it, I don't want to fade it
Now that I've made it with you

We came a long way, a slow way too
Up from the down way and back to you
Now that I've made it I don't want to fade it
Now that I've made it with you

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