Electric Fire


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Roger Taylor 'Electric Fire'

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Released 28 September 1998, reached number 53, on chart for 1 week.
Later re-released in November 2013 as a download, and as part of the boxed set 'The Lot'.
Album length 55:22.

Tracklisting:
1. Pressure On
2. A Nation Of Haircuts
3. Believe In Yourself
4. Surrender
5. People On Streets
6. The Whisperers
7. Is It Me?
8. No More Fun
9. Tonight
10. Where Are You Now?
11. Working Class Hero
12. London Town - C'mon Down


Non-Album Tracks:
Keep A Knockin'
One Night Stand (on the 'Fun On Earth' page)


Unreleased Songs:
The Price Of Love

 

Produced by Roger Taylor and Joshua J Macrae
Engineered by Joshua J Macrae, assisted by Dean Crathern
Recorded at Cosford Mill Studios, Surrey
Mastered by Kevin Metcalfe at The Sound Masters

Photograph of Rufus Tiger by Bob Geldof - thanks mate
Original silkscreen and oil on canvas of 'two bar electric fire no. 1' by Tim Mara
Photograph of Roger Taylor by Jim Marks
Cover design by Roger Taylor and Richard Gray, assisted by Simon Pool


The LP release moves 'No More Fun' to before 'The Whisperers', to close side one.
The Japanese CD adds 'A Nation Of Haircuts' (Club Cut) and 'People On Streets' (Mashed) as bonus tracks.

On the original release, most of the tracks don't fully fade out before the next one starts. For the 2013 remastered versions, this has been changed, so that all songs fully fade out at the end.

 

Singles:


Pressure On


Track 1. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 4:56.
On the original album, this track doesn't fully fade out before 'A Nation Of Haircuts' starts, but it doesn't really count as a segue.

Additional Assistance:
Treanna Morris (vocals)
Keith Prior (drums)
Jason Falloon (guitars)
Steve Barnacle (bass)
Mike Crossley (keyboards)

Alternate Versions:
1. Single Version (3:23) (on all formats of the single; this version makes a number of small instrumental cuts and loses some vocals, from approximately 0:00 to 0:05, 0:11 to 0:28, 0:36 to 0:48, 1:03 to 1:13, 1:31 to 1:58, 2:47 to 2:50, 3:08 to 3:11, 3:38 to 3:40, 3:43 to 3:52, 4:00 to 4:03 and 4:27 to 4:38)
2. 2013 Remastered Single Version (3:23) (on the 'Solo Singles 2' album and 'The Lot' boxed set; this is identical to the above version, but it has a sudden start, rather than a quick fade in)
3. 2013 Remastered Album Version Error (4:59?) (on the first pressing of 'The Lot' boxed set; this loses one of the double-tracked vocals on the first chorus)
4. 2013 Remastered Album Version (4:59) (on the second pressing of 'The Lot' boxed set; this is identical to the original album version, but fades out fully at the end)

Lyrics: (the lyrics in red are missing from the single version)
I got the pressure, pressure, pressure
Pressure, pressure, pressure, I got the pressure

I got the pressure
I got the pressure


Pressure from above
Pressure from below
I can't think straight
Or even go with the flow
Ah, ah, ah (ahhh, oooh)
I got the pressure on

Analysts here, therapists there
You ain't getting me sitting in your chair
Ah, ah, ah (ahhh, oooh)
I got the pressure on


The price is not right
Or open to debate
Besides I'm worried about my weight
Ah, ah, ah (ahhh, oooh)
I got the pressure on


It's a signal, it's a sign
It's a symptom of the time
It's a warning, it's a gauge
It's a feature of the age

Politics, schmolitics
I'm developing tics, clean out of tricks
Like a skin flick, just a little slick
So where's the kick?
(Ahhh, oooh)
I got the pressure on

I think about you, I think about me
We grew up but we don't feel free
Is this where we want to be
It's not you (ahhh, oooh), it's gotta be me

It's a signal, it's a sign
It's a symptom of the time
It's a warning, it's a gauge
It's a feature of the age

Pressure, pressure, pressure

It's a signal, it's a sign
It's a symptom of the time
It's a warning, it's a gauge
It's a feature of the age


Ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah


(Ah, ah, ah, ah) I got the pressure on
(Ah, ah, ah, ah) I got the pressure on
(Ah, ah, ah, ah) I got the pressure on me

A Nation Of Haircuts


Track 2. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 3:33.
Additional Assistance:
Keith Prior (drums)
Keith Airey (guitars)
Steve Barnacle (bass)
Mike Crossley (keyboards)
Joshua J Macrae (remixing of the Club Cut)

Alternate Versions:
1. Club Cut (3:42) (on the Japanese CD album, the 'Surrender' 7" and first CD singles, the 'Solo Singles 2' album and 'The Lot' boxed set; this is a remix, with new percussion)
Lyrics: (the lyrics in red are missing from the 'Club Cut' version)
How can you ever stand tall?

God help us all we're a nation of haircuts
How can you ever stand tall in a nation of haircuts
We don't make ships and we don't make cars
But we look real good hanging out in bars

You better never grow old in a nation of haircuts
Or you'll be out in the cold in a nation of haircuts
No point of view in a nation of haircuts, yeah
Fashion rules in a nation of haircuts

Check your shoes
Check your hair
Last week's thing
Oh dear

And we salute you
All you groovy dudes
Yeah we salute you
You're so fucking cool

Check you threads, check your cred but you better not smile
Don't move too quick you might spoil your hairstyle
No point of view in a nation of haircuts
Fashion rules in a nation of haircuts

Check your shoes
Check your hair
Looking good
Yeah

And we salute you
All you groovy dudes
Yeah we salute you
You're so fucking cool

You gotta drink the right drink in a nation of haircuts

(A nation of haircuts)
You better watch what you think in a nation of haircuts
(A nation of haircuts)
No point of view in a nation of haircuts
(A nation of haircuts)
Fashion rules in a nation of haircuts

A nation of haircuts

A nation of haircuts
A nation of haircuts
A nation of haircuts

I said a Keith Richard, not a Cliff Richard

Believe In Yourself


Track 3. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 5:00.
On the original album, this track doesn't fully fade out before 'Surrender' starts, but it doesn't really count as a segue.

Additional Assistance:
Jason Falloon (guitars)
Steve Barnacle (bass)
Mike Crossley (keyboards)

Alternate Versions:
1. 2013 Remastered Version (5:08) (this is identical to the original album version, but it has a longer and complete fade-out)
Lyrics:
Used to think I was a loser
And all I did was bound to fail
To be a shaker and a mover
Keep the bad guys off your tail

Everybody wanna get to the top of the heap sometime (the top of the heap)
Everybody wanna climb to the top of the hill sometime (the top of the hill)
Everybody gotta take a little piece of the heat sometime (a piece of the heat)
Everybody gotta stand on their own two feet sometime

And I mean you, and I mean you
And I mean you, and I mean you
Believe in yourself, nobody else

Everybody wants a shot at a lick of the cream sometime (a lick of the cream)
Everybody wanna go, make a bit of a show sometime (a bit of a show)
Everybody need a chance, tap into the flow sometime
Everybody wanna trip, get a crack of the whip sometime

And I mean you, and I mean you
And I mean you, and I mean you
Believe in yourself, nobody else

And I mean you, and I mean you
And I mean you, and I mean you

People with problems
People on streets
People down your way
People you meet

Believe in yourself
Believe in yourself

Believe (bus conductors) in (people on trams) yourself (Welshmen and sheep, clamps)
Believe (lepidopterists) in (collectors of stamps) yourself (leopards with spots on, tramps)
I mean you (space wasting journalists), I mean you (people in far flung posts)
I mean you (unpleasant neighbours), I mean you (ghosts)
I mean you (Duane Eddy), and I mean you (lawyers with fees)
And I mean you (Elvis), and I mean you (deciduous trees)
And I mean you (bosses), and I mean you (pets)
And I mean you (nurses, vets)

Believe (people with peepholes) in (you) yourself
You (Elsie), you (Stan)
I believe (mother, Desperate Dan)

Surrender


Track 4. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 3:36.
On the original album, this track doesn't fully fade out before 'People On Streets' starts, but it doesn't really count as a segue.

Additional Assistance:
Treanna Morris and Jonathan Perkins (vocals)
Jason Falloon (guitars)
Steve Barnacle (bass)
Jonathan Perkins (keyboards)
Chris Thomas (production and mixing of the radio version)
Joshua J Macrae (mixing of the radio version)

Alternate Versions:
1. Original Version (3:37) (available on an acetate CD of the album; this features lead vocals by Jonathan Perkins for the verses, with Roger just singing the 'I surrender' and 'You can't reach me' vocals; it has a slightly longer intro and outro, with heavy breathing, and some other minor changes)
2. Radio Mix (3:38) (on the 7" and first CD singles, the 'Solo Singles 2' album and 'The Lot' boxed set; this has some reworking, additional lyrics, and a different intro and outro)
3. 2013 Remastered Version (3:38) (this is identical to the original album version, but fades out fully at the end)

Live Versions:
1. Cyberbarn 1998 (3:50) (recorded at the Cyberbarn, Surrey, on 24 September 1998, available on the second CD single, the 'Solo Singles 2' album and 'The Lot' boxed set)
2. Cyberbarn 1998 Edit (2:57) (on the second CD single, as a video track, this is an edit of the above version from approx 1:01 to 3:58)

Lyrics: (the acetate version loses the lyrics in red; click here for the lyrics to the radio mix)
Same cycle happen every day
Same characters, same play
My game plan's become clear
Gotta find a way out of here
There ain't no place to run
No welcome mat in my home
No love here, no life
He want a punch bag, not a wife

You can't hurt me now
You can't hurt me now
You can't hurt me now
I'm gone from you

You can't hurt me now
You can't hurt me now
You can't reach me where
I'm gone to

I surrender
I surrender

No hope left, just pain
Whisky on his breath, violence in his brain
Scared kids, with scarred minds
Surrender reason, love is blind
Surrender life, surrender love
Surrender belief in God above
Surrender hope, bow down to fear
Surrender life, there ain't much here

You can't hurt me now
You can't hurt me now
You can't hurt me now
I'm gone from you

You can't hurt me now
You can't hurt me now
You can't reach me where
I'm gone to

I surrender
I surrender
I surrender
I surrender

You can't reach me, you can't reach me
You can't reach me, you can't reach me
You can't reach me, you can't reach me
You can't reach me, you can't reach me

I surrender, you can't hurt me
I surrender, you can't hurt me
I surrender,
you can't reach me
I surrender, you can't reach me
I surrender, you can't hurt me

Surrender

Radio Remix Lyrics:
Same cycle happen every day
Same characters, same play
My game plan's become clear
Gotta find a way out of here
There ain't no place to run
No welcome mat in my home
No love here, no life
He want a punch bag, not a wife

You can't hurt me now
You can't hurt me now
You can't hurt me now
I'm gone from you

You can't hurt me now
You can't hurt me now
You can't reach me where
I'm gone to

I surrender
I surrender
I surrender
I surrender

No hope left, just pain
Whisky on his breath, violence in his brain
Scared kids, with scarred minds
Surrender reason, love is blind
Surrender life, surrender love
Surrender belief in God above
Surrender hope, bow down to fear
Surrender life, there ain't much here

You can't hurt me now
You can't hurt me now
You can't hurt me now
I'm gone from you

You can't hurt me now
You can't hurt me now
You can't reach me where
I'm gone to

I surrender
I surrender

You can't reach me, you can't reach me
You can't reach me, you can't reach me
You can't reach me, you can't reach me
You can't reach me, you can't reach me

I surrender (you can't hurt me, you can't hurt me, you can't hurt me, you can't hurt me)
I surrender (you can't hurt me, you can't hurt me, you can't hurt me, you can't hurt me)

You can't hurt me now (you can't reach me, you can't reach me)
You can't hurt me now (you can't reach me, you can't reach me)
You can't hurt me now (you can't reach me, you can't reach me)
I'm gone from you (you can't reach me, you can't reach me)

I surrender (you can't hurt me, you can't hurt me, you can't hurt me, you can't hurt me)
I surrender (you can't hurt me, you can't hurt me, you can't hurt me, you can't hurt me)
I surrender (you can't reach me, you can't reach me, you can't reach me, you can't reach me)

I surrender

People On Streets


Track 5. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 4:11.
On the original album, this track doesn't fully fade out before 'The Whisperers' starts, but it doesn't really count as a segue.
The vocals on the track are credited to Arty which is undoubtedly Roger (this pseudonym was used for the 2006 track 'Woman, You're So Beautiful (But Still A Pain In The Ass)'). However, the 'Mashed' remix features additional vocals, which are definitely not him.
Additional Assistance:
Jason Falloon (guitars)
Jonathan Perkins (keyboards)
Joshua J Macrae (remixing of the 'Mashed' version)

Alternate Versions:
1. Mashed (3:32) (on the Japanese CD album, the 'Pressure On' 7" and first CD singles, the 'Solo Singles 2' album and 'The Lot' boxed set; this is a remix with additional percussion and vocals by somebody other than Roger)
2. 2013 Remastered Version (4:15) (this is identical to the original album version, but it has a longer outro, with more street noises)

Lyrics: (click here for the Mashed version lyrics)
I said a hey Michael Jackson and the politician
You wanna get out on the street and see what you can
I said a hey Mr President and senators too
I said a Mr Prime Minister it's good for you
I said all the Queen's women and all the Queen's men
Better get it together 'cos it's real broken
I said a whatta you need is a lesson in reality
Because the way it stands you're a real liability

Get out and meet people on streets
Get out and meet people on streets
You know and I know we're brothers in time
You know that truth is the right of mankind

I said a hey all you music stars and DJ's too
You'd better get real quick or it's up for you
And you quiz show hosts who think you're so fine
You talk to people like they're stupid and a waste of your time

And all you movie stars who think you're so cool
Maybe you're time is up and it's time for the truth
There's a lot of lessons needed in humility
Because the way it stands you're a real liability

Get out and meet people on streets
Get out and meet people on streets
You know and I know we're brothers in time
You know that justice is for all mankind

I said a hey Madonna and Roseanne Barr
Well you think that you're big, you're too big by far
If you think that you're important in the scheme of things
You'd better get real quick 'cos reality stinks
I said a hey Ayatollah you're a real big cheese
However much you talk it's just words in the breeze
If you're one of the people can't you prove it's true
Get out on the street and let reality come to you

Get out and meet people on streets
Get out and meet people on streets
You know and I know we're brothers in time
You know that justice is for all mankind

Get out and meet (you know and I know) people on streets (we're brothers in time)
Get out and meet (you know that justice) people on streets (is for all mankind)
Get out and meet (you know and I know) people on streets
Get out and meet (you know that justice) people on streets (is for all mankind)

Get out and meet (you know and I know) people on streets
Get out and meet (you know that justice) people on streets (is for all mankind)
You know and I know people on streets
Get on meet people on streets


'Mashed' Lyrics:
I said a hey Michael Jackson and the politician
You wanna get out on the street and see what you can
I said a hey Mr President and senators too
I said a Mr Prime Minister it's good for you
I said all the Queen's women and all the Queen's men
Better get it together 'cos it's real broken
I said a whatta you need is a lesson in reality
Because the way it stands you're a real liability

Get out and meet people on streets
Get out and meet people on streets
You know and I know we're brothers in time
Get out and meet people on streets

Hey all you music stars and DJ's too

(Unknown lyric) move your face
(Unknown lyric)
Check it
No foolishness

There's a lot of lessons needed in humility
Because the way it stands you're a real liability

Get out and meet people on streets
Get out and meet people on streets
You know and I know we're brothers in time
Get out and meet people on streets


The Whisperers


Track 6 on the CD, track 7 on the LP. Written by Roger Taylor and Nicholas Evans. Length 6:06.
This track features direct quotes from Nicolas Evans' book 'The Horse Whisperer', hence the co-writing credit, but Roger wrote the track himself.

Additional Assistance:
Keith Prior (drums)
Matt Exelby (guitars)
Jonathan Perkins (keyboards)

Alternate Versions:
1. 2013 Remastered Version (6:08) (this is identical to the album version, but features a slightly longer intro and outro)
2. 'The Lot' DVD Menu Edit 1 (1:00) (played on the main menu; this is an instrumental excerpt of the album version from 0:58 to 1:58)
3. 'The Lot' DVD Menu Edit 2 (0:03) (played on the main menu when you select 'play all'; this is an instrumental excerpt of the album version from 0:58 to 1:01)
4. 'The Lot' DVD Menu Edit 3 (0:03) (played on the main menu when you select a sub-option; this is an instrumental excerpt of the album version from 1:06 to 1:09)

Lyrics:
Between men, between horses there is mistrust and fear
And it's only got deeper with the passing of years
We know this from paintings, we know this from books
Some men had real magic while others just took

There were gypsies and showmen, and charlatan shamans
There were men who could softly whisper the devils away
John Solomon Rary tamed a horse of the Queen
Laid it down on the ground
Then he lay down beside it, put his head on it's hooves
You can imagine the scene

For secrets uttered softly into pricked and troubled ears
These men were known as whisperers
These men were known as whisperers

An Indian charm bought for the price of a meal
Was the secret of Sullivan that died with him for real?
We know this from paintings, we know this from books
Some men had real magic while others just talked

For secrets uttered softly to soothe all troubled fears
These men were known as whisperers
These men were known as whisperers

(Softly spoken secrets live in)
(Troubled fears are disappearing)
(With the passing of each year)

For secrets uttered softly to soothe all troubled fears
These men were known as whisperers
For secrets uttered softly into pricked and troubled ears
These men were known as whisperers
(Can you hear the whisperers)
These men were known as whisperers
(Can you hear the whisperers)
These men were known as whisperers
(Can you hear the whisperers)
These men were known as whisperers
(Can you hear the whisperers)
These men were known as whisperers

Is It Me?


Track 7 on the CD, track 8 on the LP. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 3:24.
On the original album, this track segues into 'No More Fun'.

Additional Assistance:
Keith Airey (guitars)
Steve Barnacle (bass)
Mike Crossley (keyboards)

Alternate Versions:
1. Original Version (4:28) (available on an acetate CD of the album; this is a longer version of the track, which features two additional verses at 1:13, two choruses at 2:43, and a proper fade out)
2. 2013 Remastered Version (3:26) (this is identical to the original album version, but fades out fully at the end)

Lyrics: (the lyrics in red are added to the original version)
So lonely, I'm so lonely
Is it me? Or is it you?
And I feel
And I feel
And I feel
So lonely
Only lonely
Without you

How many times must I sit by the phone
Must I feel so alone, must I stay in at home
I feel lonely

How many times can we patch up a fight
Can we stay home at night, try to keep out of sight
I feel blue

How many times can we drive ourselves mad
End up just feeling sad with a love turning bad
I'm so lonely
Only lonely
A without you


How many years are we wasting away
Trying to have the last say
End up counting the days
It seems crazy

How many tears does it take to remind
We're at the end of our line
Think I'm losing my mind
Crazy for you

How many fears do you need in your time
Without reason or rhyme
Without it meaning no crime
Must be crazy
I'm crazy
For loving you


And I feel
And I feel
And I feel
So lonely, I'm so lonely
Is it me? Or is it you?

And I feel
And I feel
And I feel
So lonely
Only lonely
Without you

How many tears must we cry in the night
Must we needlessly fight
Can't see no light
There's no hope left

How many pleas does it take to appease
When you're down on your knees
Seems that nothing can please
So hopeless

How many storms can the two of us take
When there's so much at stake
Something must break
No rope left
A hopeless home left
Without you

And I feel
And I feel
And I feel
So lonely
Feel so lonely
Is it me now?
Or is it you?


And I feel
And I feel
And I feel
So lonely
Only lonely
Without you

And I feel
And I feel
So lonely
Is it me or is it you


And I feel
And I feel
And I feel
So lonely
Lonely only
A without you

And I feel
And I feel
And I feel
So lonely
Is it me?
Or is it you?

No More Fun


Track 8 on the CD, track 6 on the LP. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 4:13.
On the original album, this track segues from 'Is It Me?', and doesn't fully fade out before 'Tonight' starts, but it doesn't really count as a segue.

Alternate Versions:
1. 2013 Remastered Version (4:20) (identical to the original album version, but there are four complete rounds of 'satanic' laughter at the end, rather than two which fade out)
Additional Assistance:
Jason Falloon (guitars)
Live Versions:
1. Cyberbarn 1998 (4:16) (recorded at the Cyberbarn, Surrey, on 24 September 1998, available on the 'Surrender' second CD single, the 'Solo Singles 2' album and 'The Lot' boxed set)
Lyrics:
From the stairway to heaven to the laughing gnome
It's a mighty long way down rock 'n' roll
We got no more, no more fun

Age before beauty, pearls before swine
And whatever happened to the wild, wild times
From the Memphis God to the Liverpool boys
And the guitar kings made a lot of noise

We got no more, no more fun
No more fun
We got no more, no more fun
No more fun

I said age before beauty pearls before swine
Whatever happened to the wild, wild times
No more fun

And they were dressing like hookers
And they were dressing like queens
It had nothing to do with New Orleans
We got no, no more, no more fun
No more fun
We got no, we got no, no more fun
No more fun

It don't seem like fun and it ain't necessary
Never wanted to be no shorthand secretary
Now they're punching their keyboards, kiss their machines
It ain't got much soul and it's squeaky clean

We got no, we got no, no more fun
No more fun
We got no more, no more fun

We got no more, no more fun
No more fun, no more fun, no more fun
No more fun, no more fun, no more fun
No more fun, no more fun, no more fun
No more fun, no more fun, no more fun
No more fun, no more fun, no more fun
No more fun, more fun, no more fun
No more fun, no more fun, no more fun
No more fun, no more fun, no more fun

Tonight


Track 9. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 3:45.
On the original album, this track segues into 'Where Are You Now?'.

Additional Assistance:
Keith Prior (drums)
Jason Falloon (guitars & bass)
Joshua J Macrae (remixing of the 'Dub Sangria' version)

Alternate Versions:
1. Dub Sangria (3:50) (on the 'Pressure On' 7" and first CD single, the 'Solo Singles 2' album and 'The Lot' boxed set; this is a mostly instrumental remix)
2. 2013 Remastered Version (3:46) (this is identical to the original album version, but fades out fully at the end)

Live Versions:
1. Cyberbarn 1998 (4:16) (recorded at the Cyberbarn, Surrey, on 24 September 1998, available on the 'Surrender' second CD single, the 'Solo Singles 2' album and 'The Lot' boxed set)
Lyrics: (The 'Dub Sangria' Mix has only those lyrics in red, and adds the lyrics in blue)
Ah, ooh, ooh, oooh

Tonight, we're painting this town red
Tonight, we legislate on blue
Tonight, we paint your mother green
Act out all our dreams
And we'll celebrate me and you
Yeah we'll celebrate me and you

Tonight, with all things possible
Tonight, we'll fly beyond all cares
Tonight, we'll tear down all the walls
Ride down waterfalls
And we'll
celebrate me and you
Celebrate me and you
Across the skies, into the void, we'll disappear
Oooohh

Celebrate me and you

Yeah we'll celebrate me and you

Tonight, we're drinking this town dry
Tonight, we'll see the tables turned
Tonight, we'll see our bridges burned
Tonight, we're painting this town red
Tonight, we'll see the tables turned
Tonight, we're painting this town red


Tonight
Cha, cha, cha

Where Are You Now?


Track 10. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 4:48.
On the original album, this track segues from 'Tonight'.

Additional Assistance:
Jason Falloon (guitars)
Steve Barnacle (bass)
Mike Crossley (keyboards)

Alternate Versions:
1. 2013 Remastered Version (4:50) (this is identical to the original album version, but has a slightly longer intro, which does not segue from 'Tonight')
Lyrics:
Don't have much education
Not much anyhow
Just believed what they told me
And oooeee, look at me now

Must be more to life than this bum deal
Some direction somehow
Some kind of a reason
Yeah, I wanna know

Tell me where are you now
Tell me where are you now

Don't have much of religion
Not much anyhow
Don't have much to look up to
We killed all your sacred cows

Just trying to file a flight plan
Need some direction, need it now
Some kind of a reason
Yeah, I wanna know

Tell me where are you now (that we need you)
Tell me where are you now

You don't have to be, you don't have to seem
You don't have to scream, for any big deal, for yourself
You don't have to bleed, you don't have to believe
You don't have to pretend to know what's right
Or what's real

Tell me where are you now (we need you)
Where are you now
Tell me where are you now
Tell me where are you now (that we need you)

Working Class Hero


Track 11. Written by John Lennon. Length 4:42.
This track was originally recorded by John Lennon in 1970 and appears on the album 'John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band'.
On the original album, it doesn't fully fade out before 'London Town - C'mon Down' starts, but it doesn't really count as a segue.

Additional Assistance:
Keith Prior (drums)
Keith Airey (guitars)
Steve Barnacle (bass)
Mike Crossley (keyboards)

Alternate Versions:
1. 2013 Remastered Version (4:43) (this is identical to the original album version, but fades out fully at the end)
Lyrics:
As soon as you're born, they make you feel small
By giving you no time instead of it all
'Til the pain is so big you feel nothing at all
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool
'Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

When they've tortured and scared you for twenty odd years
Then they expect you to pick a career
When you can't really function you're so full of fear
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you're so clever and classless and free
But you're still fucking peasants as far as I can see
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

There's room at the top they are telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hill
A working class hero is something to be
Yes, a working class hero is something to be

If you want to be a hero then just follow me
If you want to be a hero then just follow me

London Town - C'mon Down


Track 12. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 6:59.
On the original album, at the end of the track, there is a period of silence before Roger says 'One Night Stand' (extending the track to 7:11), which was used to unlock a hidden track on his website.
The track includes spoken excerpts (by Roger), from Melvyn Peake's book 'London Fantasy'.

Additional Assistance:
Treanna Morris (vocals)
Keith Prior (drums)
Jason Falloon (guitars)
Steve Barnacle (bass)
Mike Crossley (keyboards)

Alternate Versions:
1. Single Version (3:22) (on the 'Surrender' 7" and first CD single, the 'Solo Singles 2' album and 'The Lot' boxed set; this is an edit of the album version, fading out from 3:11 onwards)
2. 2013 Remastered Version (7:02) (this is identical to the original version, but it has a slightly longer fade out, and omits the silence and Roger saying 'one night stand')

Lyrics: (the words in red are missing from the single version. while the words in italics are spoken. The 2013 remastered version omits the last line, 'one night stand')
I got it down, I got it down
I got it down in London Town
I got it down, I got it down
I got it down in London Town

Dig this and dig that
Dig the thin and dig the fat
Dig the boys and dig the girls
Dig the straights and dig the curls
Dig the future, dig the past
Dig the audience and cast
Dig the sights, dig the sounds
Yeah, dig this London Town

C'mon down (c'mon down)
To London Town
C'mon down (c'mon down)
To London Town (to London Town)

Electric light surrounding me
Feel the electricity
Feeling up, getting higher
Feed on my electric fire
If you wanna get up, you gotta go down
Get your fix on London Town
So c'mon down
To London Town

C'mon down (c'mon down)
To London Town
C'mon down (c'mon down)
To London Town (to London Town)

C'mon down, I got it down, I got it down in London Town
I got it down, I got it down, I got it down in London Town

I got it down
I got it down
I got it down
I got it down
I got it down
I got it down, I got it down, I got it down in London Town

I got it down, I got it down
I got it down, I got it down
I got it down, I got it down
Down


But for the fact that the eye can cease to respond
The brain to absorb, the heart to miss a beat
The spirit to launch itself at hazardous speculation
That surely the weird creatures that make up
This dark hive called London, or for that matter the world
It would lie spread before us every day such it seemed
It haunts the brains of magnates
The delirium of heads and brains and hands
The camalcade hardly to be suffered
The very implessness of it's inventive fantasy


C'mon down
C'mon down
Come on down
C'mon down
Come on, come on, come on, come on, come on
C'mon down
Come on
Come on down
Come on down


Clay miracles float by in a hundred lights
The eyes of constellations swarm through London
Sight becomes cluttered, there is no end to it
Beneath the electric glare and the fog
In downpouring sunlight and fire light
In wind and sun rise are at dusk
There is no end

One night stand

Keep A Knockin'


Non album track. Written by Perry Bradford. Length 3:15.
This track originates from the 1930's but the most notable version is by Little Richard, which reached number 21 in 1957.
Available on the 'Pressure On' second CD single, the 'Solo Singles 2' album and 'The Lot' boxed set. The remastered 2013 version of the track is much more powerful than the original.

Lyrics:
Oooh-ee

Knockin'

You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
Come back tomorrow night and try it again

You said you love me but you can't come in
You said you love me but you can't come in, wow
You say you love me but you can't come in
Come back tomorrow night and try it again, oh yeah

Wooh, yeah

You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
Come back tomorrow night and try it again

You say you love me but you can't come in
You say you love me but you can't come in
You say you love me but you can't come in, wow
Come back tomorrow night and try it again, yeah

Knockin'
Keep knockin'
Oooh, yeah
Oooh

You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
Come back tomorrow night and try it again

You say you love me but you can't come in
You said you love me but you can't come in
You said you love me but you can't come in
Come back tomorrow night and try it again

Oooh, yeah
You keep a knockin'
You keep a knockin'
You keep a knockin'

Knockin'

You keep a knockin'
You keep a knockin'
You keep a knockin'
Oooh, yeah

One more time now

You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
You keep a knockin' but you can't come in
You keep a knockin' but you can't come in, wow
Come back tomorrow night and try it again