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LYRICS FOR DEADLINES, 1978

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No Return

(Cousins)/(Lambert)

Old School Songs

Hold me tight
We've got a way to go tonight
We tore ourselves apart
In spite of all the promises we made.

Name your price
But take a note of my advice
Don't ever make a sacrifice
Without a chance of being paid.

No return
You've reached the point of no return
You lit the fire and let it burn
You've reached the point of no return.

Right or wrong
I was with you all along
But now you're back where you belong
Among your family and friends.

Make or break
We really made a big mistake
There's one decision left to make
And that is how the story ends.

Though my life is a mystery
My heart is an open page
If only you would choose to read
Between the lines of age.


Joey And Me

(Cousins/Cronk/Lambert)

Old School Songs

Joey and me were out on the freeway
Leaving the city race
Out of the hustle, into the country
Searching for open space
Shoulder to should, mile for mile
But neither of us knew where
Sleeping at night out under the stars
Inhaling the mountain air.

Under the open skies
Living in paradise
Joey and me were free
Nobody else allowed
Anyone more's a crowd
Joey and me makes three.

Often we talked of wasting our time
And bridges that we had crossed
But mostly we looked in vain for ourselves
Forgetting that we were lost
Joey and me were two of a kind
In love with our own ideals
Aiming to keep the gathering years
In pace with our rolling wheels.

Let me tell you how it all went wrong
How me and Joey didn't belong
We were tripping the light fantastic
Intergalactic
Joey and me.

The wilderness road had taken its toll
I knew I could never last
The lines had gone down in a f;lurry of snow
The winter was on us fast
I made my way back into the city
Hitched to a guiding star
Joey is out on his own again
He's richer than me by far.


Sealed With A Traitor's Kiss

(Cousins)

Old School Songs

I must have been the saddest man
Who ever wrote a love song
For when I spoke of ways and means
I knew it would not last long
After all the years
The growing pains and heartaches
I swore that I would die for you
And sealed it with a traitor's kiss.

We must have been a crazy pair
To think we'd last together
I hope you find your own new world
And make it last forever
You gave me your best
I gave you all my worst years
I swore that I would die for you
And sealed it with a traitor's kiss.

Thank you for your sympathy
God bless you for your kindness
I'm sure that as the years roll by
You'll understand my sadness
I can't have been the only man
Who ever wrote a song for you.

Take care of the kids
I didn't want to hurt them
I swore that I would die for you
And sealed it with a traitor's kiss.


I Don't Want To Talk About It

(Cousins/Cronk)

Old School Songs

There's a place that I know
There's a place I want to be
There's a girl that I love
She is waiting there for me

There's a time that we share
When the sun is going down
With the world to ourselves
When there's no-one else around.

I don't, I don't
(You lit the fire)
I don't want to talk about it
(and let it burn)
I don't, I don't
(You've reached the point)
I don't want to talk about it
(of no return)
Actions speak much louder than words
Let's do it.

There's a kid on the streets
Who will never know his name
There's a woman in black
Who should hang her head in shame.

Every now and then
In the dead of night
You call on me
To make it right.

There's a voice in the night
That is calling out to me
There's a fire that will burn
In your eternal memory.


The Last Resort

(Cousins/Cronk/Lambert)

Old School Songs

This is the last resort
You'll ever know
The old straight track
The long way back
One more familiar face has gone

Will you miss me
I doubt it
There are many more
At the last resort.

This is the last resort
You'll ever take
The summer old
The winter cold
And now the seasons will never change.

Will you miss me
I doubt it
There are many more
At the last resort.

This is the last resort
It's make or break
The ray of hope
The silken rope
Your feet are on the endless slope
Just one more chance to touch the sun.

Will you miss me
I doubt it
The damage has been done.

This is the last resort
You'll ever know
The lights are down
On your favourite clown
The time has come
The final bow

Will you miss me
I doubt it
There are many more
At the last resort.


Time And Life

(Cousins/Cronk)

Old School Songs

Time is the power
The enemy hour
The soul survivor of the news
The headlines.

Life is a friend
I value its end
For I can take it when I choose
The deadlines.

Time and life
Will meet at dawn
The swords have been drawn
For the takers.

Time has no heart
It wins from the start
Was I so foolish
As to try to ignore it.

Life is complete
And proud in defeat
At last I understand
Why I adore it.

Time and life
Fight to the end
But life has to bend
To her makers.


New Beginnings

(Cousins)/(Lambert)

Old School Songs

I see myself reborn
In every generation
I look to children
For my source and my salvation
And I will build my house of rock
On their foundation stone.

I can see the new beginning
The universal loser winning
I can hear the children singing
Making a date with tomorrow.

Once I was blinded
By the light of my reflection
The mirror's eyes were moist
With tears of deep affection
I could not see my way
To make the last connection home.

The leaves of my life
Have been falling
And time rolls along
Like a wheel
The innocent games
That we once played as kids
Are for real.


Deadly Nightshade

(Cousins)

Old School Songs

The silent prophet
Seeks his inspiration after midnight
With a candle lit for comfort
In the shadow of the shade.

Belladonna
Waves a parasol beneath the window
So enchanting and inviting
In the scheme that she has laid.

The lonely prophet
Waves to Belladonna from the window
In the hope that she will notice
And may wish to know his name.

But cruel Belladonna
Turns to face the waiting sunrise
With its promise of excitement
Thinking little of the game.

Shine your lantern brightly
Do not heed the darkness lightly
We must always talk politely
In the presence of the night
Deadly nightshade
Hear me calling
Shadows of the evening
Falling down.

The quiet prophet
Gathers up his papers for the fire
He alone will read the message
In the words that he has burned.

Belladonna tries the door
To find the room is empty
And she coldly rakes the ashes
For the love that she has spurned.


Words Of Wisdom

(Cousins)

Old School Songs

The wise man came in deep disguise
All the way from Mexico
We sat in circles on the ground
And listened to his words of wisdom
He spoke of unclimbed mountain ranges
And plains
That stretched beyond the point of no return.

We talked in terms of solitude
And parted with respect
Realising
That the world held a place for us
Somewhere.


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