Dirty Fingers lyrics (1981)

1. Hiroshima
2. Dirty Fingers (instrumental)
3. Bad News
4. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
5. Run To Your Mama
6. Nuclear Attack
7. Kidnapped
8. Really Gonna Rock
9. Lonely Nights
10. Rest In Peace

 

 

 

 

 

Hiroshima
(Gary Moore)

They still remember the day when Little Boy dropped from his womb.
They still remember how their homes became their children's tombs.
Their suffer mourn each soul who died that August morning
Why don't we listen, why don't we heed the warning?

Hiroshima, the place where innocence was burned.
Hiroshima, the memory makes my stomach turn.
Hiroshima, the world should truly feel the shame.
Hiroshima, the place where facing death became the way of life.

So many children have been born who cannot read or write.
They cannot speak, they cannot hear and some have lost their sight.
Adults with infant minds don't know the reason why,
for they were in their mothers' wombs when death fell from the sky.

Hiroshima, the place where innocence was burned.
Hiroshima, the memory makes my stomach turn.
Hiroshima, the world should truly feel the shame.
Hiroshima, the place where facing death became the way of life.

The rest of us should learn a lesson from their sorrow,
so we can stop it all happening tomorrow.

Hiroshima, the place where innocence was burned.
Hiroshima, the memory makes my stomach turn.
Hiroshima, the world should truly feel the shame.
Hiroshima, the rest of us must take the blame.

Hiroshima, the place where innocence was burned.
Hiroshima, the memory makes my stomach turn.
Hiroshima, men came to shadows where they stood.
Hiroshima, this kind of evil brings no good.

No, no.
No, no, no, no, no.
No, no, woah.

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Bad News
(Gary Moore)

Na-ha-ha.

Bad news ain't no use.
So keep your thoughts to yourself.
You're a sad excuse, subject for abuse.
Gotta throw you back up on the shelf.

I never lied, I never tried,
I gave my love to your wholesale.
And when the times start looking good,
it never seems to fail.
You bring me bad news.

I'm often rude, loving you.
This time you made your last mistake.
I cut loose from running news.
They strangle every breath I take.

I never lied, I never tried.
I gave my love to your wholesale.
And when the times start looking good,
it never seems to fail.
You bring me bad news.
I'll write the news from now on, honey.
Yeah-yeah.

Ah, na-na.
Na-na-na-na.

I'm often rude, loving you.
This time you made your last mistake.
I've broken loose from running news.
They strangle every breath I take.

I never lied, I never tried.
I gave my love to your wholesale.
And when the times start looking good,
it never seems to fail.
You bring me bad news.
Ha-ha-ha-ha.

Looks like I'll be writing the news from now on, honey.
Yeah, never fails.
You bring me bad news.
That's right.
Ooh, no news is good news, for me to say.
Yeah, your news is good to me blues.
Ah, yeah, I never lied.

Bad news, bad news, bad news.
Yeah, hooh, never fails.
My turn, you get in the rain.
Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-bad news.
Have it your way.
Never let me say.
Just bring me bad news,
that's right.

Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad news.
Aough, aough, aough.

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Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
(Benjamin/Marcus/Caldwell)

Baby, do you understand me now?
Sometimes I feel a little mad.
Don't you know that no one alive can always be an angel.
When things go wrong, it seems so bad.

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good.
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood.

Baby, sometimes I'm so carefree
with a joy that's hard to hide.
And sometimes it seems all I do is worry,
and then I show my other side.

'Cause I'm just a soul whose intentions are good.
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood.

If I seem edgy, I want you to know
that I'd never mean to take it out on you.
Life has its problems and I get my share,
that's one thing that I never mean to do.
'Cause I love you.

'Cause I'm just a soul whose intentions are good.
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood.

If I seem edgy, I want you to know
that I'd never mean to take it out on you.
Life has its problems and I get my share,
and that's one thing I never mean to do.
'Cause I love.

Oh baby, don't you know I'm human
and have thoughts like any other one.
And sometimes I find myself alone,
regrettin' some foolish things that I have done.

'Cause I'm just a soul whose intentions are good.
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood.

'Cause I'm just a soul whose intentions are good.
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood.
No, no, no, misunderstood.
Oh yeah, yeah, don't let me be misunderstood.
Please don't let me be misunderstood.

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Run To Your Mama
(Gary Moore)

One, two, one-two-three-four.

You've got to be mean, you've got to be tough,
you don't need none of that pity stuff.
You've got to be hard or else you'll be done.
You have to take care of number one.
Don't come to me if you're out on the street.
I'll only tell you to get up on your feet.
Don't come to me if you feel you are through,
'cause I don't have the time to listen to you.

Run to your mama, but don't come crying to me.
Run to your mama, but don't come crying to me.

You've got to be smooth, you've got to be rough,
you don't need none of that pity stuff.
You've got to be cruel, forget bein' kind,
or else they'll just take it and leave you behind.
Don't come to me if you're down on the ground.
If it's problems you've got, I don't need you around.
Don't come to me if your luck is in doubt,
'cause I won't even listen, I'll just kick you out.

Run to your mama, but don't come crying to me.
Run to your mama, but don't come crying to me.
Run to your mama, but don't come crying to me.
Run to your mama, but don't come crying to me, yeah.

Run to your mama, but don't come crying to me.
Run to your mama, but don't come crying to me.
Run to your mama, but don't come crying to me.
Run to your mama, but don't come crying to me, yeah-yeah.

Run to your mama, don't you come crying to me.
Run to your mama, don't you come crying to me.
No, no, no, no.
Run to your mama, but don't you come crying to me, no.

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Nuclear Attack
(Gary Moore)

No, no, no.

Out on the streets they're all living in fear.
You can hear their hearts pound as the moment draws near.
One push of a button is all it would take
to dress the world in black.
One fault in the system, a fatal mistake,
and you never come back from a nuclear attack.

The Russians are ready, the U.S. is armed.
They try and tell us there's no cause for alarm.
If you think you can live like a rat in a sewer,
might stand a chance to stay alive.
No one can say, no one knows for sure,
just who will survive a nuclear attack.

You ain't never coming back, no,
from a nuclear attack.
Oh, no, no, no, no, no.
Yeah.
Oh.

Oh, yeah.
Look out.

Out on the streets they're all living in fear.
You can feel their hearts pound as the moment draws near.
You won't know what's hit you, it'll happen so fast,
won't be the time to even scream.
You'll just be burned up by the heat of the blast,
a thing of the past in a nuclear attack.

Nuclear attack,
you ain't never coming back,
ain't never coming back, no.
No, no, no.
From a nuclear attack, oh.
You ain't never coming back
in a nuclear attack, ah.
Oh, no, no, no.
Ah.

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Kidnapped
(Gary Moore)

I'm falling for your sweet face,
then lonely I'll be gone.
Don't know what I'll be doin',
somehow I think it's wrong.
Been hosting like a gangster,
just tryin' to hide the clues.
But the way I feel, I can't believe it,
I didn't even make a move.

I just wanna be kidnapped,
tied and gagged and bound to the chair,
if you dare.
I'm just kidnapped,
'cause you're stealing my love
and I swear you don't care.

It must be a conspiracy
your fiendish mind has planned.
No ransom note, no blackmail letter,
no evidence at hand.
I can try to run, I can try to hide,
I can pass right out, commit suicide.
But baby, it's no use for me,
you won't be denied.

I just wanna be kidnapped,
tied and gagged and bound to the chair,
if you dare.
I'm just kidnapped,
'cause you're stealing my love
and I swear you don't care.

It's easy in this place and time,
so easy to get trapped.
With a woman like you and a gift like that,
I just wanna be kidnapped, kidnapped, kidnapped.

It's easy in this place and time
so easy to get trapped.
With a woman like you and a gift like that
I just wanna be kidnapped,
tied and gagged and bound to the chair,
if you dare.
I'm just kidnapped,
'cause you're stealing my love
and I swear you don't care.

I'm just kidnapped,
tied and gagged and bound to the chair,
if you dare.
I'm just kidnapped,
'cause you're stealing my love
and I swear you don't care.

I'm just kidnapped,
tied and gagged and bound to the chair,
if you dare.
I'm just kidnapped,
'cause you're stealing my love
and I swear you don't care.

I'm just kidnapped.
And every time I see your face (tied and gagged and bound to the chair),
I don't know what do do (if you dare).
I'm just kidnapped,
You've got to hold me for ransom ('cause you're stealing my love),
looks like the plan is due (and I swear you don't care).

I'm just kidnapped.
Kidnapped, kidnapped, kidnapped (tied and gagged and bound to the chair),
kidnapped, kidnapped, kidnapped (if you dare).
I'm just kidnapped (I'm just kidnapped),
'cause you're stealing my love
and I swear you don't care.

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Really Gonna Rock
(Gary Moore)

I've been waiting such a long time, baby,
to find a woman just like you.
Come on over to my place, baby,
I tell you what we're gonna do.

We'll be rockin', rollin',
really gonna feel allright.
Rockin', rollin',
yes, I really gonna rock, really gonna rock,
really gonna rock tonight, yes that's right.

I been lookin' for a good time, baby,
someone that can see me through.
I been living for the first bite, baby,
You gotta see me give it to you.

'Cause I'm rockin', rollin',
really gonna feel allright.
Rockin', rollin',
yes, I really gonna rock, really gonna rock,
really gonna rock tonight.

Some people tell me what to do and say.
I never listen to them anyway.
Don't care if it's wrong or it's right.
I'm gettin' blown away,
I'm gonna try tonight, yeah, ooh.
Ooh, that's right.

'Cause I'm rockin', rollin',
really gonna feel allright.
Rockin', rollin',
yes, I really gonna rock, really gonna rock,
really gonna rock tonight.

Some people tell me what to do and say.
I never listen to 'em anyway.
Don't care if it's wrong or it's right.
I'm gettin' blown away,
I'm gonna try tonight.
Is that right.

Oh, gonna rock tonight.
Yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah, really gonna feel allright.
I'll tell you what, I'll tell you what I'm gonna do.
I'm really gonna rock tonight with you.
Oh yeah, ooh-ooh yeah-yeah.
I'm just gonna have a really good time.

'Cause I'm rockin', rollin',
really gonna feel allright.
Rockin', rollin',
yes, I really gonna rock tonight.

'Cause I'm rockin', rollin',
really gonna feel allright.
Rockin', rollin',
yes, I really gonna rock,
really gonna rock, really gonna rock,
really gonna rock, really gonna rock,
really gonna rock, really gonna rock tonight.
Yeah, rock tonight.

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Lonely Nights
(Gary Moore)

I don't know what's wrong with you.
Baby, baby, what you tryin' to do.
Well, I gave you my love,
but that wasn't good enough for you.

I thought we had a love so strong.
And baby, baby, how you proved me wrong.
Well, I'm so confused,
I don't know what I'm supposed to do.

And it's just another lonely night (lonely night),
I'm all by myself.
It's just another lonely night (lonely night),
you're with someone else when you should be with me.

Life was so easy when our love was new.
But times change, and I'm so blue.
Well, you gave me your love,
then you turned around and said we're through.

I crawled for miles on my hands and knees
just to hear you whisper "Baby, please."
I need you so bad,
I'd do anything to be with you.

But it's just another lonely night (lonely night),
I'm all by myself.
It's just another lonely night (lonely night),
you're with someone else.

Oh, just another lonely night.
Oh, just another lonely night.
Oh, just another lonely night.
Oh, just another lonely night.

And it's just another lonely night,
I'm all by myself.
It's just another lonely night,
you're with someone else.

It's just another lonely night (lonely night),
I'm all by myself.
It's just another lonely night (lonely night),
you're with someone else.

Just another lonely night (lonely night),
all by myself.
Just another lonely night (lonely night),
you're with someone else.

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Rest In Peace
(Gary Moore)

He sees her face in the mirror.
But as he turns, she starts to fade.
He hears her footsteps behind him.
But when he looks, she's gone again.

He hears her voice in the darkness.
As he awakes, she calls his name.
He sees her shadow on the wall
and counts her tears in the falling rain.

She has passed away
a long, long time ago.
Why she haunts him to this day,
he'll never know.

Rest, rest in peace.
You have gone, please leave me alone.
Rest, rest in peace.
You must go, heaven is your home now.

Rest, rest in peace.
You have gone, please leave me alone.
Rest, rest in peace.
You must go, heaven is your home now.

Rest, rest in peace.
You have gone, please leave me alone.
Rest, rest in peace.
You must go, heaven is your home now.

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