Roger Taylor and The Cross Miscellaneous Live Song Lyrics

This page includes full lyrics to all solo live songs, from concerts where only a few tracks are available, and a couple of tracks which were only ever performed live. All song lengths refer to the length of the song itself, ignoring audience noise and dialogue.

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Roger Taylor:
A Kind Of Magic (The Mick Ronson Memorial Concert, 1994)
Everybody Hurts Sometime (Shepherd's Bush, 1994)
Everybody Hurts Sometime (Truro, 1994)
Happiness (Truro, 1994)
I Want To Break Free (Shepherd's Bush, 1994)
I Want To Break Free (with the Band Du Lac, 2005)
Man On Fire (Truro, 1994)
No More Fun (Cyberbarn, 1998)
Old Friends (Gosport Festival, 1994)
Old Friends (Shepherd's Bush, 1994)
Radio Ga Ga (with the SAS Band, 2000)
Ride The Wild Wind (Shepherd's Bush, 1994)
Say It's Not True (with the Band Du Lac, 2005)
Soul (1994 live track performed by Jason Falloon)
Surrender (Cyberbarn, 1998)
These Are The Days Of Our Lives (with the Band Du Lac, 2005)
Tonight (Cyberbarn, 1998)


The Cross:
Feel The Force (Meltdown TV show, England, 1987)
Let's Get Drunk (1988 live track)
Liar (Nürnberg, 1990)
Man On Fire (Europe, 1990)


A Kind Of Magic


Performed by Roger Taylor at the Mick Ronson Memorial Concert, at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, on 29 April 1994. Length 6:11.
Available on the album of the concert, and as a bonus video track on the 2001 reissue.
The track also features Jason Falloon, Spike Edney and Joshua J Macrae, with Robbie Alter on guitar.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Kind Of Magic' album page.

Available Versions:
1. Album Version (6:11) (on the album only)
2. Video Version (5:39) (on the 2001 reissue album only, as a bonus video; this simply features a later fade-in, and retains more dialogue at the end)

Lyrics: (the video version adds the dialogue in red but loses the lyrics in blue)
(It's a kind of magic)
(It's a kind of magic)
(It's a kind of magic)

One dream, one soul, one prize, one goal
One golden glance of what should be
(It's a kind of magic)
One flash of light that shows the way
No mortal man can win this day
(It's a kind of magic)
The bell that rings inside your mind
Is challenging the doors of time
(It's a kind of magic)
The waiting seems eternity
The day will dawn of sanity
Is this a kind of magic
(It's a kind of magic)
There can be only one
(It's a kind of magic)
This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be done

This flame that burns inside of me
I'm hearing secret harmonies
(It's a kind of magic)
The bell that rings inside your mind
Is challenging the doors of time

(It's a kind of magic)
(It's a kind of magic)
(It's a kind of magic)

This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be, will soon be, will soon be done

Is this a kind of magic
There can be only one
This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be, will soon be, will soon be
Gone

Alright
(Magic)

Magic, magic, magic, magic

It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic

This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be, will soon be, will soon be
Will soon be, will soon be done
Will soon be done

Done
It's magic


Roger: Thank you, very nice to be here, have a wonderful night. I'd like to introduce you to a very old friend of ours, and mine, the very great Mr Ian Hunter.

Everybody Hurts Sometime


Performed by Roger Taylor at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, on 15 September 1994. Length 3:39.
Available on the 'Happiness' 12" single, the 'Solo Singles 1' album and 'The Lot' boxed set, although they contain different amounts of audience noise.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Happiness?' album page.

Lyrics:
Well everybody hurts sometimes, you know it
And everybody loves sometime - don't be afraid to show it
If you don't get a little hurt sometime
If you don't dig a little dirt sometimes
You ain't living at all

Love and affection is the sweetest thing
When love turns sour, it ain't a sin
It's a bitter pill but I tell you, turns to bitter sweet within
And it's on any street, everybody hurts sometime

Happiness is a young mans dream
But it don't come easy, no, you know what I mean
Gotta chase it down the street, right to the last scene
Run down that illusion, try to live your dream

'Cos everybody hurts sometime, you know it
And everybody loves sometime - don't be afraid to show it
If you don't get a little hurt sometime
If you don't dig a little dirt sometime
You ain't living at all

'Cos everybody hurts sometime, you know it
And everybody loves sometime - don't be afraid to show it, no
If you don't get a little hurt sometimes
If you don't dig a little dirt sometimes
You ain't living at all

Everybody hurts sometime

Everybody Hurts Sometime


Performed by Roger Taylor at Truro City Hall, Truro, England, on 2 December 1994. Length 3:46.
Available on the DVD in 'The Lot' boxed set only.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Happiness?' album page.

Lyrics:
Well everybody hurts sometimes, you know it
And everybody loves sometime - don't be afraid to show it
If you don't get a little hurt sometimes
If you don't dig a little dirt sometimes
You ain't living at all

Love and affection is the sweetest thing
When love turns sour, it ain't a sin
It's a bitter pill but I tell you, turns to bitter sweet within
And it's on any street, everybody hurts sometime

Happiness is a young mans dream
But it don't come easy, no, you know what I mean
Gotta chase it down the street, right to the last scene
Run down that illusion, try to live your dream

'Cos everybody hurts sometimes, you know it
And everybody loves sometime - don't be afraid to show it
If you don't get a little hurt sometimes
If you don't dig a little dirt sometimes
You ain't living at all

'Cos everybody hurts sometime, you know it
And everybody loves sometime - don't be afraid to show it
If you don't get a little hurt sometime
If you don't dig a little dirt sometime
Well, you ain't living at all

Everybody hurts sometime

Feel The Force


Performed by The Cross on the TV programme 'Meltdown' in the UK in 1987. Length 4:29.
This performance has not been officially released, but is included here as it has different lyrics to the normal version.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Shove It' album page.

Lyrics:
You can touch, but you don't feel
No, you ain't deaf, but you don't hear
You can hurt, but you can heal
You ain't blind, but still can't see, or learn to feel
You can raise your hand, but you can't reach
You can pray and you can preach
Lift up your voice, know where it's coming on
No matter how, jump and shout, and let it out

Feel the force, it lifts you up, it takes you out
Feel the force, you just can't stop
It makes you sing and want to shout
And tear down your prison walls
Like they ain't there at all

Straight, thank you
That boy is mine
He's on TV
He's covered in flies
No flies on you
But you can't eat
No food's on the table
It's driving you crazy
Run out in the street
Your mind is real
Your heart is racing
You feel it's beat

Feel the force, it lifts you up, it takes you out
Feel the force, you just can't stop
It makes you sing and want to shout
Yeah, and tear down your prison walls
Like they ain't there at all

Feel the force
And tear down your prison walls
Like they ain't there at all
Feel the force
Feel the force
And tear down your prison walls
Like they ain't there at all

It lifts you up, it takes you out
Feel the force, you just can't stop
It makes you sing and want to shout
And tear down your prison walls
Like they ain't there at all

I want you to feel, I want you to feel, feel the force

Happiness


Performed by Roger Taylor at Truro City Hall, Truro, England, on 2 December 1994. Length 3:17.
Available on the DVD in 'The Lot' boxed set only.
The song fades out during Jason Falloon's guitar solo at the end of the track.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Happiness?' album page.

Lyrics:
There's just one thing that we all crave
From the cradle to the grave
A state of grace or state of mind
A point in space or point in time

In time of peace
In times of war
The self same goal
That we yearn for
Some have it all
But still have less
What we all need is happiness

Happiness is what you need, ooh
Happiness is all around
It's not easy to define it
It can't easily be found
No, no, no, no
It can't easily be found
It can't easily be found
You know it's true

'Cos happiness
Just can't be bought
Such purity more precious still than gold
And happiness
Can't just be taught
When you're young or if you're old

No matter how, how hard you try
In your own life, and through your years
With every up must come a down
Enjoy the laughter and the tears
Of happiness

I Want To Break Free


Performed by Roger Taylor at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, on 15 September 1994. Length 3:50.
Available on the 'Happiness' CD single only.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

Lyrics:
I want to break free
I want to break free
I want to break free from your lies
You're so self satisfied I don't need you
I've got to break free
God knows, God knows I want to break free

I've fallen in love
I've fallen in love for the first time
And this time I know it's for real
I've fallen in love
God knows, God knows I've fallen in love

It's strange but it's true
I can't get over the way you love me like you do
But I have to be sure
When you break that door
Oh, how I want to be free, baby
How I want to be free
Oh, how I want to break free

But life still goes on
I can't get used to living without
Living without, living without you by my side
I don't want to live alone
'Cos God knows, got to make it on my own, yeah
So baby can't you see
I've got to break free

Oh baby can't you see
God knows I want to
God knows I want to
God knows I want to break free

I Want To Break Free


Performed by Roger Taylor with the Band Du Lac at the Wintershall Estate, Surrey, 11 June 2005. Length 3:37.
Available on the Band Du Lac 'One Night Only Live' DVD.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

Lyrics:
Roger: Here's a very old one

I want to break free
I want to break free
I want to break free from your lies
You're so self satisfied I don't need you
I've got to break free
God knows, God knows I want to break free

I've fallen in love
I've fallen in love for the first time
This time I know it's for real
I've fallen in love
God knows, God knows I've fallen in love

Strange but it's true
I can't get over the way you love me like you do
But I have to be sure
When I walk out that door
Oh, how I long to be free, baby
How I want to be free
Oh, how I want to break free

But life still goes on
I can't get used to living without
Living without, living without you by my side
I don't want to live alone
God knows, got to make it on my own
So baby can't you see, yeah
I've got to break free

Oh baby can't you see, yeah
God knows I want to
God knows I want to
God knows I want to break free, yeah


Roger: Thank you, have a great night.
Gary Brooker: Roger Taylor. That was great. Roger Taylor.

Let's Get Drunk


Performed by The Cross on the 1988 'Shove It' tours, with Peter Noone or possibly Clayton Moss singing lead vocals.
It is a fast-paced track, dominated by guitar and drums, and is currently unreleased.
The lyrics below are for two versions of the track, performed in Leeds, England, length 3:42, and Leicester, England, length 4:48.

Lyrics (the longer version has the additional lyrics in red)
OK, let's get drunk and be somebody

(Wasn't getting anywhere, anywhere, anywhere)
(Wasn't getting anywhere)
(Couldn't take it anymore, anymore, anymore)
(Couldn't take it anymore)

Quit drinking last night
Yes I know, you've heard it all before
This time I mean it
Yes I know, you've heard it all but I know

Oooh, it took such a long time
To work it out (work it out)
I couldn't be myself
Without any help

Let's get drunk, and be somebody
Let's get drunk, and be someone
Let's get drunk, and be somebody
Let's get drunk, and be someone
Someone

I know I left you last night
Just give me one more chance
Swear this time we'll get it right
We had a good time, yes you know we did
Yes I know, you've heard it all, but I know, and I know, and I know

My wife found out
Then she kicked me out
That was the last straw
Couldn't take it any more

Let's get drunk, and be somebody
Let's get drunk, and be someone
Let's get drunk, and be somebody
Let's get drunk, and be someone
Someone

(Wasn't getting anywhere, anywhere, anywhere)
(Wasn't getting anywhere)
(Couldn't take it anymore, anymore, anymore)
(Couldn't take it anymore)

Let's get drunk, and be somebody
Let's get drunk, and be someone
Let's get drunk, and be somebody
Let's get drunk, and be someone
Someone

Someone
Someone
Be someone

(Wasn't getting anywhere, anywhere, anywhere)
(Wasn't getting anywhere)
(Couldn't take it anymore, anymore, anymore)
(Couldn't take it anymore)

Someone
Someone
Someone
Someone

Let's get drunk, and be somebody
Let's get drunk, and be someone

Let's get drunk, and be somebody
Let's get drunk, and be someone

Liar


Performed by The Cross at the Serenadenhof, Nürnberg, Germany, on 4 June 1990. Length 3:30.
Available on the DVD in 'The Lot' boxed set only.
This is an edit of the track, as the start of the song is cut off.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know' album page.

Lyrics:
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
A liar

I wasn't watching for the danger signs
I never read between the lines
She says 'c'mon boy can you do your thing'
I turn 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
You're a liar
A liar
I'm burning with desire

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

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
A liar
I'm burning with desire
Ooh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh, you're a liar
Ooh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh, baby you're a liar
Ooh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh, baby you're a liar

Man On Fire


Performed by The Cross at an unknown venue on the 1990 European Tour, most likely in Germany. Length 4:39.
This track was released on the 'Final Destination' CD single, with a brief spoken intro from Roger, and on the 'New Dark Ages' CD and 12" singles, without one.
It was also released on the 'Singles 2' album and 'The Lot' boxed set, with the intro, but it was included alongside 'New Dark Ages' so technically it was the incorrect version.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Strange Frontier' album page.

Lyrics: (the version on the 'New Dark Ages' single loses the dialogue in red)
Roger: Alright, thank you. Sometimes, I feel like a man on fire

I walk these streets each and every day
Trying to find some work just to earn my pay
To make some plans for you some day
But times are hard and times are rough
You better be made of sterner stuff
Then you've got to stop and wonder why

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

I walk these streets each and every night
Try to earn my pay just to make it right
Watch the world go by in black and white
Well times are hard and times are rough
You better be made of sterner stuff
I've got 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
The beat of your heart is the beat of my drum
Now I got to stop and wonder why

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

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

Sometimes I feel like a man on fire
Sometimes I feel like a man possessed
Wanna burn down your crazy town

Sometimes I feel like a man on fire
Sometimes I feel like a man possessed
Wanna burn down your crazy town

Sometimes I feel like a man on fire
Sometimes I feel like a man possessed
Wanna burn down your crazy town

I'm on fire


Roger: Goodnight from The Cross. Goodnight

Man On Fire


Performed by Roger Taylor at Truro City Hall, Truro, England, on 2 December 1994. Length 5:01.
Available on the DVD in 'The Lot' boxed set only.
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
To make some plans for you some day
Times are hard and times are rough
You better be made of sterner stuff
You know, got to stop and wonder why

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

Walk these streets each and every night
Trying to find my way just to make it right
Watch the world go by in black and white
Times are hard and times are rough
You better be made of sterner stuff
Know I've got 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 your thumb
The beat of your heart is the beat of my drum
Know got to stop and wonder why

Feel like a man on fire
Feel like a man possessed
I wanna burn down your crazy town

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

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

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

Yeeeeahh

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

I'm on fire

No More Fun


Performed by Roger Taylor at The Cyberbarn, Cosford Mill, Surrey, England, on 24 September 1998. Length 4:16.
Available on the second 'Surrender' CD single, the 'Solo Singles 2' album and 'The Lot' boxed set.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Electric Fire' album page.

Lyrics:
Roger: No More Fun

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
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

No more, no more fun
No more fun
We got no more
N-n-n-n-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
They were dressing like queens
It had nothing to do with New Orleans
We got no more
No more fun
No
No more fun

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

We got no more
N-n-n-n-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, no more fun, no more fun
No more fun, no more fun, no more fun
No more fun, no more fun


Roger: Thank you

Old Friends


Performed by Roger Taylor at the Gosport Festival, Walpole Park, Gosport, England, on 28 July 1994. Length 3:03.
Available on the DVD in 'The Lot' boxed set only.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Happiness?' album page.

Lyrics:
When the sun got big, and the night came down
We used to share a drink, and let the demons out
Let the good times rock - you made the bad times roll
We used to laugh a lot, you had a lot of soul

Old friends - in better times

Old friends of mine

When times were hard
And when the going got rough
We put our backs to the wall
You used to strut your stuff
With a head held high and a heart so big
One fist at the sky - and shake a leg

Old friends - in better times

Even though, even though we miss you now
Look forward, don't look back
We'll get by somehow, somehow, yeah

Old friend of mine

So I raise my glass in a last goodbye
Sleep in peace old friend, for me you'll never die
The best thing I can say, after all this time
You were a real friend, of mine

Old friends - in better times

Old Friends


Performed by Roger Taylor at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, on 15 September 1994. Length 2:58.
Available on the 'Happiness' 12" single, the 'Solo Singles 1' album and 'The Lot' boxed set, although they contain different amounts of audience noise.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Happiness?' album page.

Lyrics:
When the sun got big, and the night came down
We used to share a drink, and let the demons out
Let the good times rock - you made the bad times roll
We used to laugh a lot, you had a lot of soul

Old friends - in better times

And times were hard
And times were tough
We put our backs to the wall
You used to strut your stuff
With a head held high and a heart so big
One fist at the sky - and shake a leg

Old friends - in better times

(Old friends of mine)
Ooh-oooh
Even though, even though we miss you now
Look forward, don't look back
We'll get by somehow, somehow, ooh

So I raise my glass in a last goodbye
Sleep in peace old friend, for me you'll never die
The best thing I can say, after all this time
You were a real friend, of mine

Old friends - in better times

Radio Ga Ga


Performed by Roger Taylor with The SAS Band at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, on 19 February 2000. Length 6:02.
Available on The SAS Band album, video and DVD 'The Show'.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

Lyrics:
(Radio)

I'd sit alone and watch your light
My only friend through teenage nights
And everything I had to know
I heard it on my radio
(Radio)

You gave them all those old time stars
Through wars of worlds invaded by Mars
You made 'em laugh, you made 'em cry
You made us feel like we could fly
(Radio)

So don't become some background noise
A backdrop for the girls and boys
Who just don't know or just don't care
And just complain when you're not there
You had your time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
Radio (radio)

All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio goo goo, radio ga ga
All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio blah blah
Radio what's new, oh
Radio, someone still loves you

We watch the shows, we watch the stars
On videos for hours and hours
We hardly need to use our ears
Our music changes through the years
(Radio)

Let's hope you'll never leave old friend
Like all good things on you we depend
So stick around 'cos we might miss you
When we grow tired of all this visual
You had your time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
Radio (radio)

All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio goo goo, radio ga ga
All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio goo goo, radio ga ga
All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio blah blah
Radio what's new?
Oh, radio, someone still loves you

(Radio ga ga)
(Radio ga ga)
(Radio ga ga)
(Radio)

You had your time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
Radio (radio)

All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio goo goo, radio ga ga
All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio blah blah
Radio what's new?
Oh, radio, someone still loves you

Loves you

Ride The Wild Wind


Performed by Roger Taylor at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, on 15 September 1994. Length 5:14.
Available on the 'Happiness' 7" single only.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Innuendo' album page.

Lyrics:
Ride the wild wind
Don't sit on the fence
Gonna ride the wild wind
Live your life on the razors edge
Gonna ride the wild wind
It ain't dangerous enough for me

Get your head down baby, we're gonna ride tonight
Your angel eyes are shining bright
Let me take your hand, lead you from this place
Ahh, take you by the hand, check out of this rat race

Ride the wild wind, don't sit on the fence (hey, hey, hey)
Gonna ride the wild wind, live your life on the razor's edge
Gonna ride the wild wind
It ain't dangerous enough for me

Tie your hair back baby
We're gonna ride tonight
We got jerks to the left
We got freaks to the right
Sometimes I get so low
I just have to ride
Let me take your hand
Ahh, let me be your guide

Ride the wild wind - hey, hey, hey
Gonna ride the wild wind - hey, yeah
Gonna ride the wild wind
It ain't dangerous enough for me

Ride the wild wind, don't sit on the fence (hey, hey, hey)
Gonna ride the wild wind - yeah, yeah
Gonna ride the wild wind
It ain't dangerous enough for me

One, two
Ride the wild wind, don't sit on the fence (hey, hey, hey)
Gonna ride the wild wind, live life on the razor's edge
Gonna ride the wild wind
It ain't dangerous enough for me

Say It's Not True


Performed by Roger Taylor with the Band Du Lac at the Wintershall Estate, Surrey, 11 June 2005. Length 2:37.
This performance features percussion and keyboards, not just acoustic guitar.
Available on the Band Du Lac 'One Night Only Live' DVD.
Details of the studio version can be found on the 'The Cosmos Rocks' album page.

Lyrics:
Gary Brooker: Will you please welcome another regular to Wintershall, this time he's playing with our band for a change, big welcome, Roger Taylor. Hello Rog.
Roger: Good evening. Um, I'm gonna bring you, bring you right down now, this is a song written, ah, for Nelson Mandela, ah, and his anti HIV/AIDS crusade in Africa. It's a fairly new song called 'Say It's Not True'


The harder we play
The faster we fall
When we think that we know it all
We know nothing at all

The letter arrives
Like a bolt from the blue
So what's left of your lives
All your dreams lost to you

Say it's not true
Say it today
When I open my eyes
Will it all go away

Say it's not true
Say it for real
Can't be happening to you
Can't be happening to me

It's hard not to cry
It's hard to believe
So much heartache and pain
So much reason to grieve

With the wonders of science
And all the knowledge we've stored
Magic cocktails for lives
People just can't afford

Say it's not true
You can say it's not right
So hard to believe
The size of the crime

Say it's not true
You can say it's not real
Could be happening to you
Could be happening to me


Roger: Thank you.

Soul


This track was performed by Jason Falloon at Roger's 'Happiness?' concerts in 1994 and 1995. It is an acoustic track, featuring just guitar, with no involvement from Roger.
The lyrics below are for a performance at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, in September 1994. Length 4:20.

Lyrics:
I used to be mad you know
Don't it just go to show
When you came along
You take away my soul

Now I'm like a child again
Innocent little child
Don't know what I want anymore
The complaint has been filed

You took away my soul
You took away my soul
You took away my soul
And you ain't gonna give it me back

I know what you're thinking
You're thinking I'm insane
You could well be right my dear
What about this pain in me

When you told me you loved me
You didn't mean it at all
You just wanted my body
You just wanted it all

You took away my soul
You took away my soul
You took away my soul
And you ain't gonna give it me back

You see
I've been waiting for such a long time baby to be
Back here in your arms
This time it ain't for loving baby
I've come to watch you die

Forgive me if the rope's too tight
Don't try to put up a fight
Goodbye, farewell my love
I'll see you in hell
Goodbye, farewell my love
I'll see you in hell

You seem a little nervous
What can you expect?
After all that you've put me through
I lost my respect for you

Well thank you for your sympathy, baby
But I didn't mean it at all
You see I've got this new friend now
On the other side of the wall

You took away my soul
You took away my soul
You took away my soul
And you ain't gonna give it me back

You see
I've been waiting for such a long time baby to be
Back here in your arms
Hey, this time it ain't for loving baby
I've come to watch you die

Forgive me if the rope's too tight
Don't try to put up a fight
Goodbye, farewell my love
I'll see you in hell
Goodbye, farewell my love
I'll see you in hell
Goodbye, farewell my love
I'll see you in hell
Goodbye, farewell my love
I'll see you in hell

Surrender


Performed by Roger Taylor at The Cyberbarn, Cosford Mill, Surrey, England, on 24 September 1998. Length 3:50.
Available on the second 'Surrender' CD single, as audio and video, the 'Solo Singles 2' album and 'The Lot' boxed set.
The enhanced video is an edited version, from approx 1:01 to 3:58, of length 2:57.
Footage from this performance was also used in the promo video for the track.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Electric Fire' album page.

Lyrics: (the enhanced video version loses Roger's dialogue at the start and end, and the first verse)
Roger: Surrender

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 hurt me, 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
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 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)

I surrender
I surrender
I surrender


Roger: My God, thank you. Hope you enjoyed it.

These Are The Days Of Our Lives


Performed by Roger Taylor with the Band Du Lac at the Wintershall Estate, Surrey, 11 June 2005. Length 4:33.
Available on the Band Du Lac 'One Night Only Live' DVD. The second song selection screen on the DVD contains an 0:39 edit of the track.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Innuendo' album page.

Lyrics: (the menu edit contains the first two verses)
Roger: Here's a sort of old one.

Sometimes I get to thinking
I was back in the old days, long ago
When we were kids, when we were young
Things seemed so perfect then, you know

The days were endless, we were crazy, we were young
The sun was always shining, we just lived for fun
Sometimes it seems like lately, I don't know
The rest of my life's been just a show

'Cos those were the days of our lives
The bad things in life were so few
Those days are all gone now but one thing's still true
When I look, and I find, I still love you

You can't turn back the clock, can't turn back the time
Ain't that a shame?
I'd like to go back one time on a rollercoaster ride
When life was just a game
No use in sitting and a thinking on what you did
When you can say back and lay it for your kids
Sometimes it seems like lately I don't know
Better sit back and go with the flow

'Cos these are the days of our lives
They've flown in the swiftness of time
These days are all gone now but some things remain
When I look and I find no change

'Cos those were the days of our lives
The bad things in life were so few
Those days are all gone now but
One thing's still true
When I look and I find
I still love you

Oh yeah


Roger: There's a tricky bit on the end of that one

Tonight


Performed by Roger Taylor at The Cyberbarn, Cosford Mill, Surrey, England, on 24 September 1998. Length 4:16.
Available on the second 'Surrender' CD single, the 'Solo Singles 2' album and 'The Lot' boxed set.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Electric Fire' album page.

Lyrics:
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
Yeah, we'll celebrate me and you
Arriba, arriba, arriba
Across the skies, into the void, we'll disappear
Oooohh

Celebrate me and you
Yeah we'll celebrate me and you

Tonight, 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, with all things possible
Tonight, we'll see the tables turned
Tonight, we'll see bridges burned
Tonight, we're painting this town red
Tonight
Tonight
Tonight


Roger: Oh, yeah, thank you