Lyrics – 88 Cubes

Shovelhead

Gonna take a little ride
Runnin’ low and real wide
Nice seat and front end too
Gonna put some moves on you
They make the perfect pair
88 cubic inches there
She’s gonna turn your head
My Roadhorse shovelhead

Big bore flat black rat
Gonna get some more of that
Spark your ignition coil
V-twin engine dripping oil
Loud pipes are coming near
Rolling thunder
Barking in your ear
Enough to raise the dead
My Roadhorse shovelhead

Roadhorse shovelhead
Roadhorse shovelhead

Under the sun and stars
Open belt great big bars
Work those forward controls
Lawdy mama take me home
I’m slidin’ through the gears
In the wind and it’s all becoming clear
Remember what I said
My Roadhorse shovelhead

Roadhorse shovelhead
Roadhorse shovelhead
My Roadhorse shovelhead


Stop the Rain

Can’t think of what to say
It takes my breath away
Sometimes a bitter pill will get you through the night
To keep it all in check
Makes me a nervous wreck
Stay in position and be ready for the fight

A lot of angry boots are charging through the door
Just take a body count before we hit the floor

You know the road you’re on
You’ve crossed the Rubicon
There is no turning back and oh so much to gain
Ring out the demon bell
Into the mouth of hell
And when your numbers up they’re calling out your name

I see the target and I’m keeping it in range
Somehow this all has gotta change

Stop the rain, stop the rain
All in vein if we’re on the wane
Better we stop the rain
Stop the rain, stop the rain
Share the blame if we play the game
‘Til we stop the rain

To glory all for one
And tales of the gun
Another magic bullet volley on the way
Just what do we defend
And why do we pretend
The golden idol sets the course that we obey

We want both guns and butter in the Promised Land
The will of God shall guide our hand

Stop the rain, stop the rain
All in vein if we’re on the wane
Better we stop the rain
Comes the rain, with it pain
Share the blame if we play the game
‘Til we stop the rain

All right

You know the road we’re on
We’ve crossed the Rubicon
There is no turning back when there’s so much to gain
Just what do we defend
And why do we pretend
The golden idol sets the course that we obey

There are both guns and butter in the Promised Land.
The will of God shall guide our hand

Stop the rain, stop the rain
All in vein if we’re on the wane
Better we stop the rain
Comes the rain, with it pain
Share the blame if we play the game
‘Til we stop the rain
All in vein if we’re on the wane
Better we stop the rain
Share the blame if we play the game
Better stop the rain


Big Freeze

You never wanted it to end this way, you poor fool
Now it’s the devil that you gotta pay
Hard to believe that such a little thing, could be so cruel
First it gives then takes it all away

You’re on your back
But you don’t see
You’re off the track

Somewhere along it went from good to worse, and who knew
That little tickle would become a curse
And even when the money and the luck, had run through
You would do anything to fill the purse

Out on the street
Who could it be
Watch who you meet
Listen

Big freeze, burn it up
Hear what I say
Face down, staring in a mirror
Ya blown it all away

You didn’t think that it would come to this, now did you
And now you find that it’s a real bitch
And everything everybody said, well it’s true
Another friend that we’re gonna miss

Over and done
And now you see
This wasn’t fun
Just listen

Big freeze, burn it up
Hear what I say
Face down, floatin’ in the river
You’ve blown it all away

Big freeze


Son of Man

I can see my will be done
Son of man the other one
The fisher prince of wayward souls
The hungry wolf within the fold

I move within the Holy See
The sea you sail ‘til you find me
With pleasing shape I charm the best
Within my realm of little rest

I hear the words
I hear the words you say
You say
A voice in the crowd
The bearer of light that fades
That fades

Yes all your prayers I hear them too
And if you wish I’ll answer you
A call to arms fight tooth and nail
In God you trust in truth you fail

I hear the words
I hear the words you say
You say
Counting the cards
Counting the end of days
Of days
All of the things
All of the things you pray
You pray
Here in the crowd
I bear the light that fades
That fades
Oh yeah


Front Page News

You know the sun comes up
And it’s another day
Something’s wrong when they ask you what’s new
And nothings all you can say
Best things in life aren’t given
You gotta grab ‘em yourself
If you don’t follow your dreams
They’ll fade with your youth and your health

That’s why I say
I’ve had enough of dead end deals
I wanna cruise not spin my wheels
I come to rock not sing the blues
I wanna be front page news

And so I quit the eight to five
And left it in my past
‘Cause when you’re young all the time
In the world can go by real fast
I had to hit the road
Take my guitar off the shelf
Save the boring quiet little life
It’s meant for someone else

That’s why I say
I’ve had enough of dead end deals
I wanna cruise not spin my wheels
I come to rock not sing the blues
I’m gonna be front page news


Who Cares

Give me a reason, give me a stake
Give me a chance that I can take
You’re on the ticket, we’re in the game
Another case of make or break
This turned out pretty much like I said it would
Once you start your drinkin’ it comes to no good
Who cares that I know
Who cares I told you so
Every time I ask myself why we do this dance
Just before I turn around give you one more chance

You know that it’s true

You’re such a beauty, it’s such a shame
You’re left out standing in the rain
I’ve got your number, got you on the line
I always give you one more time
I’ll remember all the sweet things you said
And forget yesterday you wanted me dead
It makes a man cryin’ sad
I can’t believe it hurts so bad
Once again I ask myself why we play this game
Doesn’t matter how it starts always ends the same
Gonna give a little more, roll the loaded dice
Don’t know why I never learn from my own advice

Who cares that I know
Who cares I told you so
In the end I try to think why I go through this
Just before I turn around walk into a fist
Sometimes being right again never felt so wrong
Always brings me back to start just where I belong

And baby that’s you


All I See

All I see, all I see
Is a candle burning bright
Could it be, could it be
There’s a chance to make it right

Can you hear – my heart is talking to my head
Draw you near – you got to listen what is said

All I know, all I know
Is we’ve got to get it back
Let it show, let it show
There’s a way to put things right, I know

Can you hear – my heart is talking to my head
Draw you near – you got to listen what is said

Gonna be alright
Let the need set the soul on fire
It’ll be alright
Everything in its own good time

Can you hear – my heart is talking to my head
Draw you near – you got to listen what is said
Can’t you hear– my heart is talking to my head
Hold you near – you got to listen what is said


I’m Busy

We come to do what we do
Our music in this venue
Hot times, heartbreaker
I can’t explain the motivator
We only do what we do

It’s been a long, long run
And it ain’t over yet
Because we’re far from done

Can’t you see I’m busy

Good work when you can get it
Or break you if you let it
Takes luck, takes money
A lot o’ sweat makin’ this look easy
It breaks you if you let it

Don’t matter right or wrong
That’s what I said
It’s time to sing along

Can’t you see I’m busy


Too Big to Fail

All the chiefs are over fed but we are under
Left to pay for every bonus every blunder
Living large at our expense reward each other
Stranded in a broken land we can’t recover

Wall Street to Washington, they’re all in bed together
There’s more where that came from, it’s in the weather
‘Cause they’re too big to fail

I said
Hey, hey, expect it
The bigger they are, the harder you fall
Hey, hey, accept it
The bigger they are, the harder, the harder you fall

Out of house and home from predatory lending
Fallen market small investors left lamenting
Then to find our public funding given in trust
Gone to pay more lobbyists who work against us

They’re lined up on the hill, for your taxpayer money
It’s a bailout
They come in private jets, isn’t it funny
That they’re too big to fail

I said
Hey, hey, expect it
The bigger they are, the harder you fall
Hey, hey, accept it
The bigger they are, the harder you fall

‘Cause they’re too big to fail


Western World

Some think that this will last forever
But it’s an empire in decline
An economic Armageddon
The Goths won’t be bought off this time

Corporate greed, always more
Still we feed, still we’re bored
All for few, but not for you

It’s the way of the western world
That’s the way of the western world
Alright

It is the will of the crusader
To stay the course and stem the doubt
We’re gonna lead by our example
We’re rotting from the inside out

Blue to red, election fraud
Justify, the shock and awe
Left to right, Christian light

It’s just the way of the western world
That’s the way, to cast the pearls

The past is bound to be repeated
Big brother’s getting bigger still
Accept the necessary evil
And take this new designer pill

Shadow war, Holy Ghost
Soon become, what’s hated most
Hegemony, don’t you see

Is just the way of the western world
That’s the way of the western world

Hey


Bad News (Laissez-Faire)

Where did this all go wrong
Work so hard but still way in the red
I’ll just keep on writing songs
Maybe they’ll sink into your head

Bad news
Bringin’ me down, bringin’ me down
These blues
Hear the talkin’, hear the talkin’

It’s not a competition
It’s not an open and shut case
It’s not a contradiction
It’s not too early or too late

Belly full of laissez-faire
Let me tell you what I mean, oh yeah
I don’t have to win it all
All I want’s an even break out there

Bad news
Keepin’ me down, keepin’ me down
These dues
Come a callin’, now we’re fallin’

It’s not a competition
It’s not an open and shut case
It’s not a contradiction
It’s not too early or too late

Bad news
Out of the blue, out of the blue
These shoes
They’re a walkin’, hear me knockin’

It’s not a competition
It’s not an open and shut case
It’s not a contradiction
It’s not too early or too late

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