Greg Lake - Manoeuvres lyrics (1983)

1. Manoeuvres
2. Too Young To Love
3. Paralysed
4. A Woman Like You
5. I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love
6. It's You, You've Gotta Believe
7. Famous Last Words
8. Slave To Love
9. Haunted
10. I Don't Know Why I Still Love You

 

 

 

 

 

Manoeuvres
(Greg Lake/Gary Moore)

I'm driving through the danger zone
to find a way to get to you.
It's a highway to a heart of stone,
it's stopping me from getting through.

Ooh, don't keep me waitin',
it leaves me feeling so up tight.
Automatic, a lost fanatic,
just searching through the night.

Manoeuvres in the danger zone,
a stranger in distress.
Manoeuvres in the danger zone,
I'm sendin' out an SOS.

I'm skatin' over thin ice tonight,
I never thought it could be this cold.
What you're giving me in Fahrenheit,
you're taking back in solid gold.

Ooh, I wanna take you,
don't say I'm coming on too strong.
Reflex action, satisfaction,
tell me where you're coming from.

Manoeuvres in the danger zone,
a stranger in distress.
Manoeuvres in the danger zone,
I'm sendin' out an SOS.

I realize I was a fool to love you. (fool to love you)
I should have known.
In your eyes the destination's clear to see.
It was just a passade,
why did you make it so hard for me.

Ooh, I wanna take you,
don't say I'm coming on too strong.
Reflex action, satisfaction,
tell me where you're coming from.

Manoeuvres in the danger zone,
a stranger in distress.
Manoeuvres in the danger zone,
I'm sendin' out an SOS.

Manoeuvres in the danger zone,
a stranger in distress.
Manoeuvres in the danger zone,
I'm sendin' out an SOS.

Manoeuvres in the danger zone,
a stranger in distress.

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Too Young To Love
(Greg Lake)

I was a fool tonight.
Ooh, I should've seen the light.
'Cause you were too young to be loved.

I should've turned away,
though you were begging me to stay.
'Cause you were too young to be loved.

I'm all alone tonight,
send your love by satellite.
I just don't care what they say,
you're too young, you're too young.

Ooh, what a night it was.
I couldn't help myself because
you were too young to be loved.

You were a staged up dream.
Come here, get in this limousin.
Just lay down low,
nobody's gonna know who you are.

If making love's a crime,
I'm gonna end up doing time.
There ain't no way that you can be mine,
you're too young.

When I'm alone in the morning light,
you've gone away.
I still remember the way that you felt,
the way you lay.
And again and again in the night
you reappear.
'Cause you've been living in all of my dreams,
but you're not here.

You're too young.
You're too young.
You're too young.
You're too young.

I'm all alone tonight,
send your love by satellite.
I just don't care what they say,
you're too young.

I can't hold on anymore,
here's the key to my door.
Why didn't somebody tell me before?

You're too young.
You're too young.
You're too young.
You're too young.

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Paralysed
(Greg Lake)

It was just another suitcase,
another one night stand.
Another sea of faces
staring from the dark. (dark)
Then I saw you looking up at me
with unmistakeable eyes.
I could see you were determined
to make a mark.
You were coming for me
just like a mako shark.

And I was paralysed.
Paralysed by the fire in your eyes.
I was paralysed,
just couldn't move.

Straight as an arrow
I see you flyin' through the night.
A message with a number
anytime I called.
I was looking at your face
as the microphone glittered.
The crowd began to roar.

When the spotlight hit me,
I was all alone.
They wanted flesh and blood,
but I had fingers of stone.

And I was paralysed.
Paralysed by the fire in your eyes.
I was paralysed,
paralysed.

Out of the shadows
I heard a guitar scream.
The place began to thunder,
street wall.

You were dreamin' of a hero,
a rock'n roll stallion
to make it through the night.
Like a rush of blue heaven
on a mission to score.
Just Snow White, dynamite,
screaming for more.

And I was paralysed.
Paralysed by the fire in your eyes.
I was paralysed.

Paralysed,
paralysed by the fire in your eyes.
I was paralysed.

Paralysed,
I was paralysed by the fire in your eyes.
I was paralysed.

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A Woman Like You
(Gary Moore)

Darlin', I'd do anything for you.
Anything you want me to,
because I love you.
Baby, you are everything to me.
The only one I'll ever need,
because I love you.

It's so hard to find a love like yours,
so don't you ever leave me, darlin'.
If you ever turn to walk away,
then I just have to say.

It takes a woman like you,
it takes a woman like you,
it takes a woman like you,
to take the love from a man like me.

Darlin', I would never let you down.
Just as long as you're around,
I'll always love you,
I'm always thinkin' of you.
Baby, you are all the world to me.
I want all the world to see
how much I love you.

It's so hard to find a love like yours,
so don't you ever leave me, darlin'.
If you ever turn to walk away,
then I just have to say.

It takes a woman like you,
it takes a woman like you,
it takes a woman like you,
to take the love from a man like me.

It takes a woman like you,
it takes a woman like you,
it takes a woman like you,
to take the love from a man like me.

It takes a woman like you.
It takes a woman like you.
It takes a woman like you.
It takes a woman like you.

It takes a woman like you.
(Repeat to end).

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I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love
(Greg Lake/Gary Moore)

I saw your face in the mirror,
the eyes of a killer,
sending shivers down my backbone.
And I knew you'd surrender,
you were just a pretender,
falling right into the dropzone.

How was I to know that you were hit and run?
You had the magic to turn the key,
there's no denyin' what you do to me.

I don't wanna lose your love tonight.
To say that I'll abuse your love ain't right.
I never could abuse your love.
Baby, don't refuse your love.
I don't wanna lose your love tonight.

You made me feel like a hero,
my resistance was zero,
my temperature began to soar.
Another shot of tequila
took me right off the meter,
from heaven to the hard call.

How was I to know that you were hot and and cold?
I'm just a victim of circumstance.
And like a fool I had to take a chance.

I don't wanna lose your love tonight.
To say that I'll abuse your love ain't right.
I never could abuse your love.
Baby, don't refuse your love.
I don't wanna lose your love tonight.

How was I to know that you were hit and run?
You had the magic to turn the key,
there's no denyin' what you do to me.

I don't wanna lose your love tonight.
To say that I'll abuse your love ain't right.
I never could abuse your love.
Baby, don't refuse your love.
I don't wanna lose your love tonight.

I don't wanna lose your love.
Baby, don't refuse your love.
I don't wanna lose your love tonight.

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It's You, You've Gotta Believe
(Greg Lake)

Standing alone with no place to call home,
you look for a friend,
there ain't one in the end you can turn to.
Somehow you learn to
fight like a storm from the day that you're born.
You duck and you dive,
but it's all for nothing.
Nothing's for nothing.
Must realize it is just a disguise
that they wear, nobody cares.

It's you, you've gotta believe.
There's no one in there to deceive.
Turn your back to the wall,
walk tall, you've gotta believe.
There's no one in there to deceive but you.

Life is a journey, a road without end,
embedded with hearts that are broken and wasted,
time's never tasted.
Though you may search
for your dreams in the stars,
you've got to break out of the bars
to escape in the moonlight,
at the moment of midnight.
Must realize it is just a disguise
that they wear, nobody cares.

It's you, you've gotta believe.
There's no one in there to deceive.
Turn your back to the wall,
walk tall, you've gotta believe.
There's no one in there to deceive but you.

When the world is making you scream and shout,
and there is nothing left but pride.
When you're feelin' that you're down and out,
let your conscience be your guide.
There is nothing left to hide.
It can never be denied
that it's you, you must believe.

Voices of madness feed us with fear,
a smile and a tear
on the face of confusion,
one more illusion.
Don't live for tomorrow, or yesterdays dream.
'Cause all that is real is what you feel
in the space of a moment.
It's all in a moment.
You must realize it is just a disguise
that they wear, nobody cares.

It's you, you've gotta believe.
There's no one in there to deceive.
Turn your back to the wall,
walk tall, you've gotta believe.
There's no one in there to deceive but you.

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Famous Last Words
(Chris Bradford/Andy Scott/David Most)

You think you've got it under control,
and you say so famous last words.
Your life is full of rich and many
colours of the rainbow,
famous last words.
Your partner is perfection
and will remain so.

Oh no, famous last words.
Oh no, famous last words.

You're sittin' on top of the world
and wanna stay there,
famous last words.
And you and her have made
a name and fortune together,
famous last words.
You thought that your lives
would be like that forever,
but you were wrong.

Oh no, famous last words.
Oh no, famous last words.
Famous last words.

Something you can recognize,
now you're looking through different eyes.
And that just made you realize
what a fool you were to be surprised

All those famous last words.
All those famous last words.
All those famous last words.
All those famous last words.

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Slave To Love
(Greg Lake)

You may be a king,
or just a common man.
Some high fashioned model
with a Hollywood tan.
It just don't matter
who you think you are.
You'll be a slave to love tonight.

You may have a dream,
or second sight.
Yesterday's hero,
or a star over night.
Walkin' on the water,
there's no land in sight.
You're just a slave to love tonight.

You may wear a gun
and a badge for the FBI.
A Soho stripper,
or a Soviet spy.
You think you're the devil,
but with those angel eyes
you're just a slave to love tonight.

You may need a war
to get you high.
The media sellin' madness
to the naked eye.
Starving in the ghetto,
or with money to burn.
You'll be a slave to love tonight.

And you can hold the world
in the palm of your hand.
But it all adds up to nothing
if you don't understand.
Only love can make the world go 'round
so be a slave to love tonight.

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Haunted
(Greg Lake/Tristram Margetts/Tony Benyon)

Rainy days, closed cafes,
drifting, haunting.
Hollow eyes, numb inside,
lonely and empty.
I'm searching for laughter,
for memories brought alive.
Places and faces and traces of you.

Darkened skies, spot lit lies,
aching, awaking.
Words return, why can't we learn?
Love is forgiving and taking
and living in honesty.
Truth and affection
not cast to the sea.

Oh, oh what a fool I've been.
My pride let you go.
The eye of the storm remains.
Chillingly cruel, silently screaming your name.
Silence is pain.

Rainy days, closed cafes,
drifting, haunting.
Hollow eye, numb inside,
lonely and empty.
I'm searching for laughter,
for memories brought alive.
Places and faces and traces of you.

Oh, oh what a fool I've been.
My pride let you go.
The eye of the storm remains.
Chillingly cruel, silently screaming your name.
Silence is pain.

Rainy days,
forever and always
haunted by you.

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I Don't Know Why I Still Love You
(Greg Lake)

I don't know why I still love you,
and I don't know why I should care.
You must have some magical power,
somethin' is keeping me there.
I remember a time in my life
when I was living in loneliness.
Your good love made it better, I confess.
Never be another,
it's you for me forevermore.

I don't want nobody else,
it's you that I want,
it's you that I want for sure.
Oh baby, it's you that I'm living for.

You're the only love I ever had in my life,
who ever meant anythin' at all.
The rest were just a passin' fancy
in places I find so hard to recall.
I could tell you in a very few words
just how much you mean to me.
But if my love don't reach you,
then you gotta set me free.

Don't keep me hangin' on here
like some poor misguided fool.
I'm helplessly in love with you.
It's all or nothing, don't be cruel.

Love is the only solution.
It's all you need to light your way.
If I could only find the right words to tell you,
I know it sounds cliché,
but I love you so bad.
If you don't love me, baby,
stop driving me mad.
'Cause I'm into you so much,
but I can't survive on promises
that I can't even touch.
Oh baby, I need your love so much.

So I don't know why I still love you.
Some people would call me insane.
They don't know how much
you mean to me, baby,
and I don't know how to explain.
Everytime I see you,
my heart starts beatin' boom, boom, boom.
Even a fool can see that I'm out of control.

I'm just so hung up on you, baby.
I'm addicted and I can't let go.
Somehow I gotta find the key to your heart,
nothing could stop me, 'cause baby I love you so.

'Cause I love you so bad.
If you don't love me, baby,
stop driving me mad.
'Cause I'm into you so much,
but I can't survive on promises
that I can't even touch.

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