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Thin Lizzy
Thin Lizzy


Background information
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genre(s) Heavy Metal
Hard Rock
Years active 1969—present
Label(s) Decca Music Group
EMI Group
Vertigo Records
Mercury Records
BMG International
Associated acts Whitesnake
Motörhead
Def Leppard
Wild Horses
Blue Murder
Funky Junction
Grand Slam
Dare
21 Guns
The Almighty
Website Website
Members
Vivian Campbell
Ricky Warwick
Scott Gorham
Marco Mendoza
Darren Wharton
Brian Downey
Former members
Brian Robertson
Phil Lynott
Eric Bell
Gary Moore
Midge Ure
Snowy White
John Sykes
Randy Gregg
Francesco DiCosmo
Eric Wrixon
Tommy Aldridge
Michael Lee



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Thin Lizzy Album


The Continuing Saga Of The Ageing Orphans (1979)
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There goes moses carrying his bible book
Never has a problem, just has a cup
It's good clean alcohol and it fills you up
And here I go laughing like a fool, yeah

Things ain't working out down at the farm
Got no bag or baggage or love to keep me warm
And I ain't been in trouble since the day I was born
Things ain't working out down at the farm

I used to spend my sunny days supping aways
Along came the forbidie and he put me away
Down at the station was kept for strays
And I went laughing, geez he like busting me, he liked busting me

He caught me unawares and he made me strip naked
Oh I was scared, oh I was scared, I was shaking
And he said
It's you and me
And me and you
And me and me
And you and you
And me and me
And I just kept laughing like a fool, yeah

Things ain't working out down at the farm

. . .


Buffalo {repeat 16 times}

Buffalo Gal,
you've had your fun
Your button's undone
and the time's right for slaughter
Buffalo Gal
You're thirsty and there's no more water
Like the lamb on the altar
And it's sad to see you looking down and feeling blue
Try your best to get on up and see it through
In a while you might smile and see the sun
Oww, the day has begun

{Chorus}
And Buffalo Gal,
they're closing down the old dance hall
Ummm, Buffalo Gal,
what we gonna do now?

Buffalo Gal,
due to these circumstances
there's no more dances
Buffalo gal,
[Buffalo] all your chances of further romances
will have to be nil
'til I can get it sung
Is a shame your only claim to fame is Jessie James
You know his middle name
That's very strange
Stranger, you knew a friend called the Friendly Ranger
Oh, ya shared the danger

{repeat chorus}
Buffalo {repeat 16 times}

Buffalo Gal,
you must try a big step
You've got a big jump ahead
Buffalo gal,
the show left town
spreading sunshine all around
And it's bad to see ya, ooh, lookin' blue
Dry your eyes and I'll apologise for all the lies
Try a smile and in a while, just in a while
you'll be smiling through

Ooh, Buffalo Gal,
they're closin' down the old dance hall [Buffalo {repeat 10 times} Gal, Gal]
And Buffalo Gal,
oh, you look so good somehow [Buffalo {repeat 9 times} Gal]
Oh Buffalo Gal,
oh, that's such a pretty dress [Buffalo {repeat 8 times} Gal]
Buffalo Gal,
the show left town [Buffalo {repeat 8 times} Gal, Gal]
Buffalo Gal,
take a picture
of Buffalo Gal [Buffalo {repeat 10 times}]

. . .


Captain's hair
Shone softly in the sun
Rode on his best mare
To Sarah

Schoolboy eyes
Would stare in innocent fun
Never told no lies
He loved Sarah

Whispered by a bramble
Carried by a brook
To every fishers hook
"Sarah"

Fragrant fields
Playing croquet in the sun
Nothing appeals
Like Sarah

Whispered by a bramble
Carried by a brook
To every fishers hook
"Sarah"

. . .


Up till now I used to pass my time
Drinking beer so slowly, sometimes wine
No God, air, water or sunshine
And honesty was my only excuse
I took your love and I used it

Up till now my youthful stage
A useless rage, a torn out page, a worn out gauge
A dirty shade, a big charade, a has been made
And honesty was my only excuse
I took your love and I used it

I never, I never, I never

Up till now my love life
A few sweet kisses, a little missus, a fork and knife
a happy home, a hand to hold, a land to roam
And honesty was my only excuse
I took my life in my own hands and I abused it

Up till now I used to tap dance
Take a girl by the hand saying I need your , I need your romance
Oh I had so many chances
And honesty was my only excuse
I took your love and abused it

Up till now the path of life was fair enough
Enough was fair, all was right
And now I know, I see the light
And honesty was my only excuse

. . .


In the dismal darkness
I have sat and gazed, amazed
At the blazing factories

Like the lonely man
Who stands on the seashore
And I am afraid

As weary as I am
I try
I seem to see that things look ok

Run, run in your skin
Look what the wind just blew in

Many lovely ladies
I have felt, touched
And I was not afraid

I took them out dancing
Out romancing
And I was not afriad

Then somewhere from the north
This gale I knew just flew in
And I am afraid

Run, run in your skin
Look what the wind just blew in

Run, run in your skin
Look what the wind just blew in

Run, you got to run in your skin
Look what the wind just blew in

Look what the wind just blew in
You got to look what the wind just blew in
You got to look what the wind just blew in

. . .


Mama Nature said
"It's murder what you've done"
I sent you forth my brightest world
Now it's nearly gone

Birds and bees
Been telling me
You can't see
The forest for the trees

You cover up your lies
With sympathies
And I got no solutions
To your persecution

Mama Nature said
"I can't believe it's true"
I gave you life and food for thought
Look what did you do

You're killing my rivers
Drowning my baby streams
Day by day by day by day
I hear them scream

I'm so disillusioned
I'm so disillusioned

Mama Nature said
"You're guilty of this crime"
Now it's not just a matter of fact
But just a matter of time

Cruel will be the vengeance
So savage is the deed that's done
And I've got no solutions
To your own pollutions

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The hero he rode a white horse
Across the desert to where his woman was
He'd been riding for four days
When he saw the tower where she was locked

In the moonlight he left his old steed
Near the drawbridge that he crossed
And by way of a rope ladder
He tip-toed to where his woman was

If I recall you're the actor
Who followed the stars
Searching for
The lost city of Mars

Hoping time would heal the scars
Knowing fate held no bars
Are you the one
That I think you are?

Are you the hero or are you the madman?

The madman climbed
The steeple spire
"Go higher" said the crowd
From down below

"But...the world's on fire" cried the madman
From the steeple spire
"You're a liar" cried the crown
From down below

The madman climbed the steeple spire
And let a crystal ball tear
Fall on the crown
From down below

If I recall you're the actor
Who took to the stage
Set the world ablaze
With your anger and your rage

With every new leaf
You turned and wrote a new page
Cleverly concealing
Your real age

Those that knew you
Were always quite amazed
Are you the one
Who can take this praise?

Are you the hero or are you the madman?

"You're the only one"
"who can save us"
Said the wizard
"Or all is lost"

. . .


My baby don't love me
My baby's gone and made me sad
My baby don't love me
My baby's gone and made me sad

A hard hearted woman
A hard hearted woman true
My baby don't love me
My baby don't love me

Oh baby, let the flags fly at half mast
Let this darkened hour drift past
Oh baby, you don't know
How much I'm missing you

All my tears are falling
Slow blues is calling
Oh baby, you don't know
How much I'm missing you

Oh baby, baby, baby, go tell this crazy world the true tale
Please let loose this lover's ship to sail
Oh baby, you don't know
How much I'm missing you

You don't know how much I love you
Oh no no no no no

My baby don't love me
My baby's gone and made me sad
My baby don't love me
My baby's gone and made me sad

. . .


After our affair
I swore that i'd leave dublin
And in that line i'd left behind
The years, the tears, the memories and you

In dublin

At the quays friends come and say farewell
We'd laugh and joke and smoke
And later on the boat
I'd cry over you

In dublin

How can I leave the town that brings me down
That has no jobs
Is blessed by god
And makes me cry

Dublin

And at sea with flowing hair
I'd think of dublin
Of grafton street and derby square
And those for whom I really care and you

In dublin

. . .


I was seldom sober in nineteen hundred and fifthy-four
Hey baby, maybe 'cause my baby had a baby by me
And I was still drinking dry gin
while you cried "No, no more"
And you were lyin' and a-cryin',
and your tears fell dying on the floor

And I'm brought down,
and I don't think I can get up again
Brought down,
my heart is hurt again

You were the fine lady in the early mornings
that always painted her toes
And lookin' towards the east
you'd say hello to the early dawn before they rose
And you were the love lady
that always hung up her finely pressed clothes
And sayin' so long to the western sundown,
you taught me how it grows

And I'm brought down,
and I don't think I can get up again
Brought down,
and you just hurt my heart again
Brought down
Brought down
I'm brought down

Brought down
Brought down
Brought down
Down

I'm brought down,
and I don't think I can get up again
I'm brought down,
I'm hurt, it's bad
[Brought down]
God, it's a shame there's no more Dr. Strangely Strange {DSS=1960/70's band}
[Brought down]
And I'm Brou.....[Brought down]......ught down
[Brought down]
And there must be more to life than this

. . .


I could tell you the story of a vagabond
A playboy of the western world
One day by chance he came upon
A fair young maid, a country girl

He told her that he loved her
And he took all of her silver
He told her that he needed her too
He said "Hey baby, you got eyes of blue"
But he was a vagabond

Blue eyes, oh baby blue, oh blue eyes
The kind of eyes that say "I do" eyes
Oh baby blue, oh blue eyes
Oh baby blue, oh blue eyes

He roamed around the cities
Searching for his fortune and fame
No lady ever got to know his name
Shame, but that was his game

Gave a girl a baby boy
He said "This child is my pride and joy"
"I'm busy running wild and free"
"Make sure he grows up like me"
And I'm a vagabond

Blue eyes, oh baby blue, oh blue eyes
The kind of eyes that say "I do" eyes
Oh baby blue, oh blue eyes
Oh baby blue, oh blue eyes

Oh I could tell you a story of a vagabond
He was a playboy of the western world
He wore an earring in his left ear
You see his father he was a gypsy

You just might meet him upon the highway
Pretty fine dancer too
But he's leave you blue, he'd leave
He'd leave you woman

. . .


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