Roger Taylor and The Cross Extended Version Lyrics

This page includes the full lyrics of all extended versions released by both Roger Taylor and The Cross.

All of these extended versions are available on the four Roger Taylor and The Cross 'Singles' compilations available as downloads, or within the Roger Taylor boxed set 'The Lot'.

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Roger Taylor:
I Cry For You (Love, Hope And Confusion)
Man On Fire
Strange Frontier


The Cross:
In Charge Of My Heart
Liar
Manipulator
Power To Love
Shove It
Top Of The World Ma


I Cry For You

(Love, Hope and Confusion)


Available on the 'Strange Frontier' 12" single, the 'Solo Singles 1' album, within 'The Lot' boxed set, and on the 2015 US CD reissue of 'Strange Frontier'. Length 6:26.
This version is remixed, with a longer introduction, additional instrumental sections and stereo effects. It also has some lyric changes.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Strange Frontier' album page.

Lyrics:
I cry - I cry for you

Love me tender
Love me true
Love can always
See you through

I hope you're fine
I hope all's well (all's well)
Given time
Hope springs eternal
Who finds conclusions (finds conclusions)
With love, hope and confusion

I cry, I cry for you
I cry for you
I cry for you

Life has no fun anymore
Time is on the run for sure
No place to run anymore
Love, hope and confusion

I hope you're fine
I hope all's well (all's well)
Give 'em hell
Hope springs eternal
Who finds conclusions (finds conclusions)
With love, hope and confusion

Yeah, alright
I cry, I cry for you
I cry for you
I cry for you

I cry, I cry for you
I cry for you
I cry for you

I cry for you
I cry for you
I cry for you

I cry for you
I cry for you
I cry for you

I cry for you
I cry for you
I cry for you

Man On Fire


Available on the 12" single, the 'Solo Singles 1' album, within 'The Lot' boxed set, and on the 2015 US CD reissue of 'Strange Frontier'. Length 6:02.
This version adds a lengthy drum solo introduction, a longer instrumental section and features a different outro. The lyrics are identical, but it loses a single word.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Strange Frontier' album page.

Lyrics:
I walk these streets each and every day
Trying to find some work just to earn my pay
Just to make some plans for you some day
But plans don't work and it's not that fine
When you got no money all you got is time
Don't it make you stop and wonder why

Sometimes I feel like a man on fire
Sometimes I feel like a man possessed
Sometimes I wanna burn down this crazy town

I walk these streets each and every night
Feel like I'm playing my role but it fits too tight
Watch my life go by in black and white
When times are hard and times are rough
Then you better be made of sterner stuff
You'll find it's time to stop and wonder why

I'm smoking, I'm burning
I'm twisting and turning
But one thing I'm learning
It's the power of your love keeps me under their thumb
'Cos the beat of your heart is the beat of my drum
Don't it make you stop and wonder why

Sometimes I feel like a man on fire
Sometimes I feel like a man possessed
Sometimes I wanna burn down this crazy town

Sometimes I feel like a man on fire
Sometimes I feel like a man possessed
I wanna burn down this crazy town

Sometimes I feel like a man on fire
Sometimes I feel like a man possessed
Sometimes I wanna burn down this crazy town

Sometimes I feel like a man on fire
Sometimes I feel like a man possessed
I wanna burn down this crazy town

Strange Frontier


Available on the 12" single, the 'Solo Singles 1' album, within 'The Lot' boxed set, and on the 2015 US CD reissue of the album. Length 8:34.
This version adds an extensive alternative introduction, and features other changes throughout the song. It also features a different outro.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Strange Frontier' album page.

Lyrics:
We're out of luck, we're out of time
We're out of luck, we're out of line
Now we're on the borderline
We've really gone and done
This is a strange frontier

People say it could never happen here
But this is a strange frontier
We're out of luck, we're out of time
We're out of luck, we're out of line
Now we're on the borderline
We've really gone and done it this time
But this is a strange frontier

Into the shadows from out of the light
Into the darkness and into the night
We're off the tracks, we're off the lines
You and me seen better times
Now we're on the borderline
And I wish I wasn't here
People say it could never happen here
But this is a strange frontier

Freedom fighters come and go
Bloody righteous, and mentally slow
We're on the skids, we're off the lines
Trapped inside these dangerous times
Now we've reached the borderline
Can start to smell the fear
People say it could never happen here
But this is a strange frontier

Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah

Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah

Had some good times, had some fun
Soon our problems could be none

We're on the skids, we're off the lines
We're out of luck, we're out of time
Now we're on the borderline
We've nearly gone and done it this time
People say it could never happen here
But this is a strange frontier

Freedom fighters (ah-ah-ah) come and go (ah-ah-ah)
Bloody righteous (ah-ah-ah) and mentally slow (ah-ah-ah)
We're out of work (ah-ah-ah) we're out of time (ah-ah-ah)
We're out of luck (ah-ah-ah) we're out of line
Now we're on the borderline (ah-ah-ah)
We've really gone and done it this time (ah-ah-ah)
People say it could never happen here
But this is a strange frontier

Take your children while you can
But there's nowhere you can run
No more tears and no more fun
Someday soon they'll drop the big one
No more dad and no more mum
This is a strange frontier

In Charge Of My Heart


Available on the 'Liar' CD and 12" singles, the 'Singles 1' album and 'The Lot' boxed set. Length 4:43.
This version adds a lengthy drum solo introduction, but the rest of the track is identical to the single version.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know' album page.

Lyrics:
Well I open my eyes
Hey what do you say
What a big surprise
Another brand new day

Well I gave you the key
With no questions asked
My love surrender
Goodbye to the past

'Cos you are in charge of my heart
You are in charge of my heart
You are in charge of my heart
You are in charge of my heart

Well I gave you the key
To a love divine
You hid it away
Where the sun don't shine

'Cos you are in charge of my heart
You are in charge of my heart
Yeah, you are in charge of my heart
You are in charge of my heart

Yes, you are in charge of my heart
You are in charge of my heart
Yeah, you are in charge of my heart
You are in charge of my heart

In charge of my heart
You are in charge of my heart
In charge of my heart

In charge of my heart

Liar


Available on the CD and 12" singles, the 'Singles 1' album and 'The Lot' boxed set. Length 6:30.
This version has been extensively remixed, and features a lengthy instrumental intro and new instrumental sections. It also includes a longer outro.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know' album page.

Lyrics:
(Ooh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh)
(Ooh-oh-ah-ah-ah-aah)
Ah-wah-ha
(Liar)

When my lady walks in the room
The lights come on to her sweet perfume
I didn't know the devils by her side
There I stood, I had nothing to hide

My love could teach the blind to see
My love's the wildest mystery
My love said she'd be the one
Now I know
Baby you're a liar
You're a liar

I wasn't watching for the danger signs
And I never read between the lines
She says 'c'mon boy can you do your thing' (your thing, your thing, your thing)
So I turned around still wondering

When my love dances she makes me cry
My love dances with me tonight
My love said she'd be the one
Now I know
Baby you're a liar, oh
You're a liar
A liar, hit it
But I'm still burning with desire

With the look of a panther
I got lost in the jungle
Now I can't help myself again
I can't help myself
Baby you're a liar
That's why I love you

I wasn't watching for the danger signs
And I never read between the lines
She says 'c'mon boy can you do your thing' (your thing, your thing, your thing)
So I turned around still wondering

My love could teach the blind to see
My love's the wildest mystery
My love said she'd be the one
Now I know

Baby you're a liar, oh yeah
You're a liar
A liar, oh yeah
You're a liar
A liar, oh
You're a liar
A liar, hit it
But I'm still burning with desire

(Ooh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh) baby you're a liar, yeah
(Ooh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh) yeah, baby you're a liar
You're a liar
(Ooh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh)
(Ooh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh)

(Ooh-oh-ah-ah-ah-aah)

Manipulator


Available on the 12" single, the 'Singles 1' album and 'The Lot' boxed set. Length 4:14.
This version is quite similar to the original, but features a drum solo and guitar burst at the start, and additional lyrics at approximately 2:14.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Shove It' album page.

Lyrics:
And here comes trouble

Manipulator
Can you see the way he twists you 'round his little finger
Manipulator
Um, dressed to tease, if looks could please, I'll see you later
Cold green eyes, you've grown to despise
Manipulator
He'll stab your back, but don't look back

Manipulator
He pushes the bell with his finger
Don't you stop, don't you linger
Check out his new bore, oh, how many more has he got in store?

(Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-aah) Check out, manipulator, ch-ch-ch-check out
(Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh) M-m-m-m-m-manipulator, ch-ch-ch-check out
Check out
Lower than low
Lower than low
Low, low, lower than low
Check out

Ooh, trouble
Ch-check out
Manipulator
And here comes trouble

A prime time top investigator
Manipulator
Playboy lover, so undercover

Jealousy was not his history
Come on now, how low can you go
Not much lower than lower than low
Check out

(Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-aah) Manipulator, ch-ch-ch-check out
(Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-aah) Manipulator, lower than low
(Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh) M-m-m-manipulator, m-m-m-manipulator
Lower than low
And here comes trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble

Trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble

Power To Love


Available on the CD and 12" singles, the 'Singles 1' album and 'The Lot' boxed set. Length 5:18.
This version adds a lengthy instrumental introduction and additional instrumental sections throughout the song. It also features the chorus one more time than the album version.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know' album page.

Lyrics:
Hey
I was searching for the answer
But I didn't know where to start
So I went down to the doctor
Took a look in his black box

He said what are you searching for
You don't need this to free your mind
And all the crowd sing
It's time out for the rat race
Feed on it, my one true desire

Now we got the power to love
We got the power
To hold on to
Push on through
We are the brightest star

Now we got the power to love
We got the power
To hold on to
Push on through
We are the brightest star

Know what he said?
He said I'll take you on a journey
Across sea and over land
To see the death and the destruction
Brought about by our own hands

And all around the world
(Oooh, oooh, oooh) check in the Last Chance Motel
And all the crowd sing
It's time out for the rat race
Feed on it my one true desire

Now we got the power to love
We got the power
To hold on to
Push on through
We are the brightest star

Now we got the power to love
We got the power
To hold on to
Push on through
We are the brightest star

Push, push, push, push, push
Push, push, push, push, push
Push on through, push on through

Now we got the power to love
We got the power
To hold on to
Push on through
We are the brightest star

Now we got the power to love
We got the power
To hold on to
Push on through
We are the brightest star

Now we got the power to love
We got the power
To hold on to
Push on through
We are the brightest star

Now we got the power to love
We got the power
To hold on to
Push on through
We are the brightest star

Now we got the power to love
We got the power
To hold on to
Push on through
We are the brightest star

Now we got the power to love
We got the power
To hold on to
Push on through
We are the brightest star

We got the power

Shove It


Available on the 12" and CD singles only, and as part of 'The Second Shelf Mix' (alongside a reprise) on the 'Shove It' CD album, the 'Singles 1' album and 'The Lot' boxed set. Length 4:57.
This version features an instrumental intro, and additional instrumental sections throughout.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Shove It' album page.

Lyrics:
Yeah, you ain't wearing a tie, you ain't got a jacket
You can't come in 'cos you're in the wrong bracket, yeah
You can shove it

VIP's and royalty get treated like they're special see
But the trick is there for all to see
They're people just like you and me
You can shove it
Girls - we love it
Cars - we love it
More girls - we love it
And late night bars - we love it
Pool - we love it
School - fantasy
What do you do?
You can shove it

(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
You gotta talk, act and dress right
If you ain't got money they treat you funny
When they say the class system's dead
If you think that's true better get a new head

You can shove it (you can shove it, you can shove it)

War - it's a rage
Hate - never fades
Politicians - uncool
Blind dates - as a rule (yeah)
We're above it
Get set - you can shove it
What do you do?
Shove it

What do you do?
I said what do you do?

We got first class, second class
Upper class, till it's up your ass
So why do people scrape and fuss
When every man's the same as us
It's a joke on all humanity
It's privilege
And we don't need it
War - shove it
Hate - shove it
Politicians - don't cut it
Blind dates - gonna shove it
Girl schools - we love 'em, yeah
Crazy rules - shove it
What do you do?

You can shove it
You can shove it
Fantasy
Shove it
Shove it
You can shove it
Shove it
Shove it

Top Of The World Ma


Available on the 'Singles 2' album and 'The Lot' boxed set only. Length 7:39.
This version was produced for a proposed single release which didn't happen, and remained unreleased until 'The Lot' boxed set in 2013. It is quite similar to the album version, but features a lengthy instrumental intro (with the main lyrics starting at 2:30, instead of 0:27 on the album), instrumental sections throughout, two false stops, new guitar, and repeated elements.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know' album page.

Lyrics:
Alright

I'm on top of the world ma, on top of the world
You know I got me a girl ma, she makes my kiss curl curl
She got some kind of witch craft, and it's a working on me
What you get ma, is what you see

She's a voodoo child when she weaves her spell
Gonna send me dancing to the gates of hell

Is this the end of the world ma, is this the end of the world
I think I'm losing control ma, you know my head's in a whirl
She got her own kind of voodoo, and it's a working on me
Oh when we get gymnastic, huh, oooh-eee

She can make me rock, she can really roll
Makes me mad, bad and dangerous to know
So pissed
Ow
Get down

She's a voodoo child, she's a living doll
She can crack the sky, watch the angels fall

I'm on top of the world, ma
I'm on top of the world

I'm on top of the world ma, I'm on top of the world
You know I got me a girl ma, she makes my kiss curl curl

Is this the end of the world ma, is this the end of the world
I think I'm losing control ma, you know my head's in a whirl
She got her own kind of voodoo, and it's a working on me
Oh when we get gymnastic, huh, oooh-eee

She can make me rock, she can really roll
Makes me mad, bad and dangerous to know

I'm on top of the world ma
I'm on top of the world
I'm on top of the world ma
On top of the world
On top of the world

I'm on top of the world
On top of the world, ma
Yes, I'm on top of the world

I'm on top of the world
On top of the world, ma
Now I love you honey, I'm on top of the world