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album: "Mirror Mirror" (1995)

I'm Not In Love (Rework Of Art) lyrics - 10cc


I'm not in love
So don't forget it
It's just a silly phase I'm going through
And just because
I call you up
Don't get me wrong, don't think you've got it made
I'm not in love, no no, it's because..

I like to see you
But then again
That doesn't mean you mean that much to me
So if I call you
Don't make a fuss
Don't tell your friends about the two of us
I'm not in love, no no, it's because..

I keep your picture
Upon the wall
It hides a nasty stain that's lying there
So don't you ask me
To give it back
I know you know it doesn't mean that much to me
I'm not in love, no no, it's because..

Ooh you'll wait a long time for me
Ooh you'll wait a long time
Ooh you'll wait a long time for me
Ooh you'll wait a long time

I'm not in love
So don't forget it
It's just a silly phase I'm going through
And just because I call you up
Don't get me wrong, don't think you've got it made
I'm not in love
I'm not in love

Peace In Our Time lyrics - 10cc

Thank you for the gift
The freedom to wonder
In search of the light
Are we gonna let it shine
Forgiveness is the key
The perfect emotion
Will you show us the way
To peace in our time

Where the wild wind blows
The deserts are shiftin'
And the seed will grow
In the sands of time
From the darkest night
A new day is dawning
It's a long long way
To peace in our time

Tell me where can we find
Peace in our - in our time
Where can we find
Peace in our time

From a distant shore
Voices are crying
Can you hear them call
Are we gonna light their way
Salvation is the key
We have to keep tryin'
What we need right now
Peace in our time

Tell me where can we find
Peace in our - in our time
Where can we find
Peace in our time

Thank you for the chance
To light up the darkness
Leading the way
Show us to the promised land
Tear down these walls
That keep us imprisoned
What we're prayin' for
Is peace in our time

Tell me where can we find
Peace in our - in our time
Where can we find
Peace in our time

Ready To Go Home lyrics - 10cc

On the street below these walls
Where I used to walk
Now I can barely crawl
All this darkness rising tall
Lord shine a light for me
I'm waiting to be called

I'm ready to go home
I'm ready to receive
Forgiveness for my sins
I'm ready to begin

Take this river to the sea
Where the Delta flows
The tide is washing over me
Guide this soul to Heaven's door
Show me where tomorrow lies
I'm waiting to be born

I'm ready to lay down
I'm ready now to sleep
A promise I must keep
I'm ready to go home

So tired I lay down
With these memories
Breathe shallow deep inside of me
If time has run its course with me
Then

I'm ready to go home
I'm ready to receive
Forgiveness for my sins
I'm ready to begin

When the evening shadows fall
When the time has come
I'll let defences fall
To surrender's to survive
I will give up everything
To those I leave behind

I'm ready to go home
I'm ready to receive
Forgiveness for my sins
I'm ready to begin

I'm ready to lay down
I'm ready now to sleep
A promise I must keep
I'm ready to go home
Again

The Monkey And The Onion lyrics - 10cc

See the monkey peel the onion
See the monkey cry
He can feel his tears are flowin'
But he don't know why

He continues peeling faster
'Til the onion is no more
Now at last his cryin's over
But all he had is gone
Whatever for

You and I are always chasing
Wild ambitions and far off dreams
As we run in all directions
Nothing's quite the joy it seems

If I tell you that I love you
Don't ask how much
And don't ask why
Have no doubt and ask no questions
Just believe it's not a lie

Never take my love for granted
But never put it to the test
Like the monkey and his onion
Too much investigation
You know the rest

You and I are always chasing
Wild ambitions and far off dreams
As we run in all directions
Nothing's quite the joy it seems

On that we could be contented
With the good things that we've gained
But in the end we're empty handed
Just because we need the world explained

Why Did I Break Your Heart lyrics - 10cc

Inside my loneliness and sorting through the mess
I came across a bunch of snaps and letters
I found an eight by ten, taken God knows when
It took me back to when we found each other

How did I let it start
If I could only remember
Oh, Oh, why did I break your heart

The tender parts we played
I thought we had it made
The recipe for life, the perfect fusion
But when the love turned sour
I found the happy hour
But drinking for the world is no solution

How did I let it start
If I could only remember
Oh, Oh, why did I break your heart

Can't we go back to the start
I needed someone to tell me
Why did I break your heart

The cost of loving is a heavy burden
Somebody's gotta take the strain
The things we said would make a cover story
But who's gonna say
Who should take all the blame

We analysed ourselves
It didn't really help
No one to referee, no rhyme no reason
I thought we had the best
But when you flew the nest
My heart decided it was open season

How did I let it start
If I could only remember
Oh, Oh, why did I break your heart

Can't we go back to the start
I needed someone to tell me
Oh, Oh, why did I break your heart
Why did I break your heart....

Code Of Silence lyrics - 10cc

Deep in the night
I can hear you calling my name
How can I try to help you woman
If you go on hiding your pain
Baby, Baby, the tears on your pillow are real
You can't go on pretending to me
when I see the pain that you feel

A code of silence, is a dreadful thing
It can make you feel harder
It can keep you hanging on a string
Here in the darkness
When I hear you calling my name
A code of silence is a deadly game
It's a deadly game (what's that you say)
It's a deadly game (speak to me now)
It's a deadly game (deadly game)

Lost in your dreams
Trouble on your face in the pale moonlight
Nowhere to run you've got to let me know
Where you are standing tonight
Baby Baby Baby
I know that you're hurting inside
Open your heart
I know that we can make it
If you talk to me now

A code of silence, is a deadly thing
It can make you feel harder
It can keep you hanging on a string
Here in the darkness
When I hear you calling my name
A code of silence is a deadly game
It's a deadly game (what's that you say)
It's a deadly game (speak to me now)
It's a deadly game (deadly game)....

Take This Woman lyrics - 10cc

I found myself on my knees in prayer
The consequence of my deep despair
Now I must speak, get it off my chest
It ain't no joke and it ain't no jest

Every night she would come to me
But her demands brought disharmony
I said, "You can't bring your drums to bed,
Your rhythm method's gonna leave me dead."

Got to take this woman
Cos she's a whole lotta woman
Why don't you take this woman
Take this woman lock her away

It would be churlish of me to complain
But caviar every night is insane
I'm fit to burst, I'm not in the mood
But she say, "Lie down babe, I wanna talk to you."

Well I'm not fond of your family ties
The hangman's noose in your mother's eyes
You chatterbox like a talking head
Je ne comprends pas the words that you said

Take this woman
Cos she's a whole lotta woman
Why don't you take this woman
Take this woman lock her away

Don't want to love you
I really tried
But I'm hook line and sinkered deeply fried
I've got to admit that with all your faults
We touch and it feels like a million volts

Listen - I realised I'd made a big mistake
I'm only human for heaven's sake
Lord give me strength don't let me falter
I'm gonna take her to the alter

And I'll take this woman
Cos she's a whole lotta woman
I'm gonna take this woman
Take this woman lock her away

I'm gonna take this woman
Cos she's a whole lotta woman
I'm gonna take this woman
Take this woman lock her away

Woh, yeah....

Grow Old With Me lyrics - 10cc

You said you will
You said I do
Now that's the best thing
For me and you
We'll stick together our whole lives through
Grow old with me

Starting out just the two of us
Pretty soon they'll be a few of us
We'll love and cherish and give our trust
Grow old with me

Pretty face got it all worked out
What we did today leaves me in no doubt
That dreams come true
And now I'm whole
I fell in love - heart and soul

You've given more than words can say
You took the lead and you showed the way
A new beginning for us today
Grow old with me

Grow old with me

Pretty face got it all worked out
What we did today leaves me in no doubt
That dreams come true
And now I'm whole
I fell in love - heart and soul

You said you will
You said I do
Now that's the best thing
For me and you
We'll stick together our whole lives through
Any fool can see - you're gonna
Grow old with
Old with me
Grow old with me
Grow old with me

Age Of Consent lyrics - 10cc

I want to meet you at that restaurant
The one you love it's got a pretty front
What a front
The girls are holding hands
It's a treat to indulge
Or we can sit awhile and look around
Look around, round round
Look around, round round

This is the age of consent
You don't have to be coy
This is your own pleasure bent
We are here to enjoy everything
Everything that the traffic allows

We touch each other then we sip the wine
We smile and nod together, this is fine, it's so fine
Come on in the water's fine
We can jump right in
Or we can look around and bide our time
Look around, round round
Look around, round round

This is the age of consent
But you don't need to shout
This is your own pleasure bent
We are here to enjoy everything

I'm not holding you back Heaven's sake
Have you got to jump out of the cake
I don't want your endeavours to fail
But that pouch has got a sting in the tail
Sting in the tail

This little place has got me in a trance
We're getting closer but it's just a dance, just a dance
The band won't make a sound
We can warm it up
Or we can hold it back and look around
Look around, round round
Look around, round round

This is the age of consent
But you don't need to shout
This is your own pleasure bent
We are here to enjoy everything
Everything can be yours, but don't shout....

Everything Is Not Enough lyrics - 10cc



It doesn't help you if you scream and shout
That isn't what this thing is all about
And do you really want to fight to win
You're missing out and that's another sin
Your dream of power is a sacrifice
Do you really want to pay that price
Just think about it and you'll change the pace
Look in the mirror tell me who do you face
Who is that?

It's everything, everything is not enough
I want it all, that's tough, that's tough, that's tough
Another dream, another dream, another dream goes pop
This is the time, let's stop, let's stop, let's stop

Nobody loves you if you moan all day
So take it easy then you'll get your way
You ain't no dummy and I'm sure you know
You know it's better if you let it go
You're in control if you let it go
You're feeling better when you let it flow
You never really had to catch the moon
You're better jumping to another tune
So let's jump

It's everything, everything is not enough
I want it all, that's tough, that's tough, that's tough
Another dream, another dream, another dream goes pop
This is the time, let's stop, let's stop, let's stop

It's everything, everything is not enough
I want it all, that's tough, that's tough, that's tough
Another dream, another dream, another dream goes pop
This is the time, let's stop, let's stop, let's stop (do, do, do it)

I've got it all but it's not enough
I keep thinking "Boy I feel so rough
This can't be me, I'm such a happy guy"
I laugh a lot but I want to cry
A cry for help is just letting go
It hurts a lot but I think I know
It's time for change I don't need the hype
It's time for change and the time is ripe
So let's go

It's everything, everything is not enough
I want it all, that's tough, that's tough, that's tough
Another dream, another dream, another dream goes pop
This is the time, let's stop, let's stop, let's stop

It's everything, everything is not enough
I want it all, that's tough, that's tough, that's tough
Another dream, another dream, another dream goes pop
This is the time, let's stop, let's stop, let's stop

It's everything, everything is not enough
I want it all, that's tough, that's tough, that's tough
Another dream, another dream, another dream goes pop
This is the time, let's stop, let's stop, let's stop...

Bluebird lyrics - 10cc

Bluebird take me on your wing
Teach me how to fly
Teach me how to sing
Bluebird, guardian of my soul
Inside everybody
Is a story to be told

I came in from the cold
When I found someone
Strong enough to bear
The strain of our existence
And troubles everywhere
But time heals
And I know you'll be there... ooh

Bluebird symphony in flight
Symbol of the dawn
Symbol of the night
I'll try with all my might to be a brother
Always there for you
Mother (mother, mother) knowing what to do

And farther than anyone has flown
Courage to spread your wings alone
And who will help me?
Bluebird

Bluebird stranger to these shores
I look into your eyes
Have you been here before

Take me through the door to Heaven
And show me
The treasures that you keep
The magic of the sky
And the beauty of the deep

And I'll do what I have to do
To be one of the chosen few
Fly anywhere with...
You, Bluebird

Bluebird, Bluebird (Yeh)

Margo Wants The Mustard lyrics - 10cc

I watch her move up and down the beach, well
The fellows drool, but she's out of their reach, and
These are not a part of the scheme, but
Let them hope, and let them dream
So many dreams in the mind of the men, well
Come to life through a good woman
Margo walks in another place, well
It's in her eyes and it's on her face

Some like it cool
Some like it hot
Some give a little
Some give a lot
Some wanna give everything that they've got

Margo wants the mustard
Yeh, she needs a little spice
Margo wants the mustard
Then she'll spread it on her life
Margo wants the mustard
Yeh, she'll never ever stop
Margo wants the mustard
It will take her to the top

She's only got to smile that way well
It lifts your heart, blows your troubles away, and
When she moves, well I've got to say that
This rhythm method goes a long, long way
It's in the bones, and it's in the head
A precious thing that's got to be fed, well
I shouldn't say it, but it must be said
It's even better when it's in your bed

Some like it cool
Some like it hot
Some give a little
Some give a lot
Some wanna give everything that they've got

Margo wants the mustard
Yeh, she needs a little spice
Margo wants the mustard
Then she'll spread it on real light
Margo wants the mustard
She'll never ever stop
Margo wants the mustard
It will take her to the top
(A wop bop a loo mop, a lop bom bom)

I can't explain what she motivates, but
It's all around, but it's hard to relate
It must be close to heavenly bliss oh
How I wish I could bottle this and
I'd splash it out all over the place
Pour it over the human race, yeh
I may be starting another sin, but
Sit right back, watch the fun begin

Some like it cool
Some like it hot
Some give a little
Some give a lot
Some wanna give everything that they've got

Margo wants the mustard
Yeh, she needs a little spice
Margo wants the mustard
Then she'll spread it on real light
Margo wants the mustard
Yeh, she'll never ever stop
Margo wants the mustard
It will take her to the top

Margo wants the mustard
Yeh, she needs a little spice
Margo wants the mustard
Then she'll spread it on real light
Margo wants the mustard
Yeh, she'll never ever stop
Margo wants the mustard
It will take her to the top...

Yvonne's The One lyrics - 10cc

When I first saw Yvonne, volcanoes erupted
And her laughter flowed into my life
She seemed so right, nothing wrong
Everything about her was so strong
So I waited for the magic to start
Somebody touch me deep in my heart

Yvonne's the one I've been dreaming on
She said, "Hold on
You're not the only one"
And so I said, "You're wrong Yvonne"

When I saw her again, I was caught in a landslide
But I didn't dare let it show
Her ruby lips were teasing me
But jealousy would never let us be
So I waited for the magic to start
But I know it's gonna tear us apart

Yvonne's the one I've been dreaming on
She said, "Hold on
You're not the only one"
And so I said, "You're wrong Yvonne"

She'll never know how much I loved her
I never got to tell
We never had the chance to say farewell

When I last saw Yvonne
She was covered in roses
But the laughter had gone from her eyes
She walked so tall, looked so grand
Everything about her truly planned
But what you get is not what you see
"So long Yvonne you're not fooling me"

Yvonne's the one I've been counting on
She said, "Hold on, you're not the only one"
And so I said, "So long Yvonne"

Now You're Gone lyrics - 10cc

You promised me a life
You promised me everything would change
Even said you'd be my wife
Ooh now you're gone

You told me I was handsome
Even told me I was smart
And I believed every word you said
Ooh then you broke my heart

I don't know why I was so hard of hearing
I only listened to what I wanted to
I couldn't see what was goin' on around me
You didn't need me
But I needed you
Ooh ooh

Now everything has changed
The tables have been turned on me
It's all been rearranged
Like the setting sun
Ooh now you're gone

I don't know why I was so hard of hearing
I only listened to what I wanted to
I couldn't see what was goin' on around me
You didn't need me
But I needed you
Ooh ooh

Now I'm sittin' in the dark place
I got murder on my mind
Say goodbye to the rat race
No more setting sun
'Cause soon I'll be gone

album: "...Meanwhile" (1992)

Woman In Love lyrics - 10cc

i don't know why it's the way of the world
but meanwhile....

you've seen her sway when she walks down the street
look at her eyes see the glow in her cheeks
it ain't no secret she can't hide it away
there's someone special she's the dish of the day

she's a woman in love
she's a woman in her prime
(she's a woman in love)
look at her face it's a picture
she's a woman in love
she's a woman

this chemistry you'll never find in a book
no Ectochrome's gonna capture this look
these mixed emo's make your senses to reel
you've got to be there to feel what she feels

she's a woman in love
she's a woman in her prime
(she's a woman in love)
look at her face it's a picture
she's a woman in love
she's a woman

why should a woman in all innocence
be the one to inspire looks that kill
i don't know
i don't know why it's the way of the world
some will win, some will lose
but she can't tell

this kind of beauty comes from within
shouldn't be allowed yeh it's really a sin
you'd sell your soul for a night in her bed
you're far too late boy I've already said

she's a woman in love
she's a woman in her prime
(she's a woman in love)
look at her face it's a picture
she's a woman in love
she's a woman

[repeat until fade]

Wonderland lyrics - 10cc

i wanna take a giant step
don't know where I'll end up yet
the devil or the deep blue sea
there's always someone watching over me
the power of communication
every little word's a big sensation
sitting in the palm of my hand
everyone at my command

it's a wonderland
(and I've only just begun)
(but I get a smile from everyone)
it's a wonderland
(makes no difference, day or night)
('cos I won't go down without a fight)

i'd like to introduce you to
a special substance, good for you
no physical dependency
for a star in its ascendancy
the world is a great big oyster
i'm riding through on a roller coaster
i'm looking at exotic places
but i'm colour blind to all these faces

it's a wonderland
(and I've only just begun)
(but I get a smile from everyone)
it's a wonderland
(makes no difference, day or night)
('cos I won't go down without a fight)

live while you can
everyday's a holiday
these are the golden years
and they won't be coming round again
so little time to be wild and free
so many things that you want to be
so little space between the cradle and the grave
but the minutes are ticking away
these are the special times
and they won't be coming round again woh oh woh

people take me for a ride
but I'm feeling good inside
the consequence of love and pain
and I'm not the one who takes the blame
my head is on another planet
my thoughts are soothed
by the hands upon it
a simple trade in real affection
and I'm not alone in the twilight zone

it's a wonderland
(and I've only just begun)
(but I get a smile from everyone)
it's a wonderland
(makes no difference, day or night)
('cos I won't go down without a fight)

it's a wonderland
(and I've only just begun)
(but I get a smile from everyone)
it's a wonderland
(makes no difference, day or night)
('cos I won't go down without a fight)

it's a wonderland....

Fill Her Up lyrics - 10cc

my baby told me she would meet me on the street
stood behind a lamppost, I could only see her feet
now I'm not one to grumble, don't want to be a bore
but that silly bitch Jane Fonda's got a lot to answer for
told the women of the world that the only way to win
work out 'til you burn out and you'll get super slim
i rushed her to the restaurant and called the maitre d', oh help me

fill her up, fill her up
load up, load up
fill her to the top
fill her up, fill her up
keep it coming, keep it coming
never let it stop

we staggered from the restaurant feeling in the pink
i slipped into the liquor store and gave the man a wink
my baby got the shivers, said you've got to stop and think
what you're doing to your body with this evil demon drink
said the poison that you're buying gonna eat away your brain
i said you'd better listen up before you go insane
knocked her off her soapbox, rushed her to the bar, and shouted

fill her up, fill her up
down 'em, drown 'em
fill her to the top
fill her up, fill her up
keep 'em coming, keep 'em coming
never let them stop

that's right, one more
tequilla sunrise with a little umbrella on it
okay, encore
a bloody mary with a little shot of bourbon on the side

too many moaning minnies
they're out to spoil our fun
watch out for sister anna
she's the one who bangs the drum
bang the drum

now you may think i'm worried by the screwballs that i meet
just to prove i'm not i'll throw a party in the street
everyone's invited, but you've got to take the pledge
leave behind your scruples, let me take you to the edge
everything in moderation that's the golden rule
take away all pleasure, that seems kind of cruel
to give the people power got to give them fuel, so i say

fill em up, fill em up
lead em, feed em
fill em to the top
fill em up, fill em up
everybody, everybody
never let it stop

fill em up, fill em up
lead em, feed em
fill em to the top
fill em up, fill em up
everybody, everybody
never let it stop

fill her up, fill her up... [repeat to fade]

Something Special lyrics - 10cc

stealing coins from the poor box
i'm robbing the blind, but you won't
understand, i'm a wanted man
got no choice in the matter
i'm mad as a hatter
but she makes me do
things i shouldn't do

my baby wants the best of everything
i can't refuse her when she starts to sing
bring me something special
and i'll take you to heaven tonight

going down to the street and
i'll pick on a pocket with a
healthy wad, from some wealthy sod
looking tough with a shooter
i'll stick up the bank
and take out, all that cash
i'll be, such a smash

my baby needs the best of everything
lifes little luxuries to make her sing
bring me something special and i'll
take you to heaven tonight

look at her face and i won't need to explain
this is the stuff dreams are made of
step in my shoes and you will feel no pain
she's got the power to knock your socks off

my baby gets the best of everything
it's risky business but it makes her sing
bring me something special
and i'll, take you to heaven tonight

bring me something special
and i'll, take you to heaven tonight [2x]

Welcome To Paradise lyrics - 10cc

i kissed my mother
shook the hand of my brother
and i said goodbye to the woman i loved
it may seem like a madness
to be leaving the love nest
but i'm taking a chance on a place far away

welcome to paradise
who said you can't live twice
you will find heaven is here on earth
welcome to paradise
did somebody say . . .

there's a coup coming on
there's a coup coming on
there's a coup coming on
there's a coup coming on
a coup coming on
bad vibrations (there's a coup coming on)
feeling the tension (there's a coup coming on)
no smoke without fire (there's a coup coming on)

i could smell the danger
never dance with a stranger
but the music took me and soon i was lost
so i questioned a lady
but her answers were crazy
and before i knew i was counting the cost

welcome to paradise
love it but don't look twice
you'll soon be living in make believe
welcome to paradise
did somebody say . . .

there's a coup coming on
there's a coup coming on
there's a coup coming on
there's a coup coming on
a coup coming on
somebody help me (there's a coup coming on)
(welcome to paradise)
so much i don't follow (there's a coup coming on)
(welcome to paradise)
i'm not looking for trouble (there's a coup coming on)
(welcome to paradise)
there's a coup coming on
a coup coming on

i shouldn't have come
no i shouldn't have come
why did i come, hey!

the clouds were gathering
and the temperature rising
be no turning back all my bridges were burned
then it hit me, jumped up and bit me
now i'm under your spell i can never return

this is your paradise
now you must pay the price
you should have flown
when the coup was blown
welcome to paradise
did somebody say . . .

there's a coup coming on
there's a coup coming on
there's a coup coming on
there's a coup coming on
a coup coming on
A band on the run
Annie get your gun

The Stars Didn't Show lyrics 10cc

we came from miles around
just to listen to your sound
you made the night seem endless
you cast a magic spell
you played the part so well
your music blew away the darkness
we loved you for better
we loved you for worse
but we never took you for granted
your lives were a blessing
but they carried a curse
the night that the stars didn't show

you made me stand so proud
i was lifted from the crowd
the fire inside me burning
the figure dressed in black
sending shivers down my back
deep inside my soul was stirring

we loved you for better
we loved you for worse
the sweet inspiration that you gave us
and i can remember we didn't rehearse
the night that the stars didn't show

mountains may crumble
and worlds fall apart
lovers and friends may desert me
the road may be long
but i know in my heart
your spirit will always be with me

the thrill to be up there
a sea of faces everywhere
i look i find you

we loved you for better
we loved you for worse
but we never took you for granted
your lives were a blessing
but they carried a curse
the night that the stars didn't show

we loved you for better
we loved you for worse
the sweet inspiration that you gave us
and i can remember we didn't rehearse
the night that the stars didn't show

Green Eyed Monster lyrics - 10cc

who's that creeping out of my back door
don't say he's collecting for the poor
don't you tell me you're not having fun
the green eyed monster's got me on the run

phones keep ringing but there's no one there
you never told me why you changed your hair
someone else's lotion on my side of the mattress
green eyed monster's got me by the niagra's

don't think i'm mad, it's paranoia
(i want what you got)
i'm sad, you're glad
(i want what you got)
i'm hungry for your love
say the word, give me fever
(you got what i need)
keep those goodies for me

midnight shopping is a funny thing
but i'm not laughing, you don't wear your ring
you spend a fortune but your cupboard's bare
the green eyed monster's got his home in there

somethings cooking at the laundromat
dirty washing, i'm not having that
fifteen visits and my threads are bare
the green eyed monster leaves me in despair

don't think i'm mad, it's paranoia
(i want what you got)
i'm sad, you're glad
(i want what you got)
hungry for your love
you say, the word, give me fever
(you got what i need)
keep that something for me

what the hell is happening here
the more i get to know
i find out how much i don't know
who can i turn to now
when everything i touch
and everything i see
seems to crumble into dust
you put the evil eye on me

green eyed monster's driving me insane
and jealous lovers play a deadly game
my fire is burning but you're as cold as ice
the green eyed monster throws a loaded dice

who's that creeping out of my back door
don't say he's collecting for the poor
don't you tell me you're not having fun
the green eyed monster's got me on the run
the green eyed monster's got me on the run
the green eyed monster's got me on the run

Charity Begins At Home lyrics - 10cc

a shake of the tin
the money drops in, but is it a sin
you're standing in rags
you're selling your flags
but who gets the dough at the end of the day
we saw your drop-dead fancy wheels
your little house up on the hill
but when your conscience pricks
a little sacrifice sweetens the pill

so keep your hands in your pockets
charity begins at home
keep your hands in your pockets
charity won't leave you alone

we take to the stage
the audience rave, we're doing our bit
a heavenly cast, a blast from the past
there's a song to be sung, will it make number one
we wanna see your money roll
but our eyes are on the hall of fame
'cos business is business
and hits are the name of the game

so keep your hands in your pockets
charity begins at home
keep your hands in your pockets
charity won't leave you alone

everywhere that we turn
there are mouths to be fed
how can we sleep
the battle goes on while we're
safe in our beds
so don't turn away
no don't turn away

your doors are locked
you switch on the box to take in a show
you think that you're safe
but here comes that face
and wouldn't you know it's that message again
they want to take your plastic cash
your hand reaches out to the phone
keep your hands in your pockets
charity begins at home

keep your hands in your pockets
charity begins at home
keep your hands in your pockets
charity won't leave you alone

everywhere that we turn
there are mouths to be fed
how can we sleep
the battle goes on while we're
safe in our beds
so don't turn away
no don't turn away

keep your hands in your pockets
charity begins at home
keep your hands in your pockets
charity won't leave you alone
[repeat 5x]

Shine A Light In The Dark lyrics - 10cc

i've been lost before and i had to pay
it was never easy but i found a way
well the journey was hard and the road was tough
there were times when i cried lord i've had enough
please don't desert me now
don't you leave me stranded now i need a friend
please don't desert me now
you've gotta show me mercy when i'm helpless

show me mercy when i'm helpless
shine a light in the dark
hold me back when i get reckless
shine a light in the dark
stand me up if i get legless
shine a light in the dark
shine a light in the dark
shine a light in the dark

i've been down and out and i've been fit to drop
but the thought of you wouldn't let me stop
now a man should stand upon his own two feet
because the taste of failure is a bitter sweet
please don't desert me now
i can hear the reaper calling in the wind
please don't desert me now
you've gotta show me mercy when i'm helpless

show me mercy when i'm helpless
shine a light in the dark
hold me back when i get reckless
shine a light in the dark
stand me up if i get legless
shine a light in the dark
shine a light in the dark
shine a light in the dark

where were you when the chips were down
i fell apart when i hit the town
where were you when i couldn't get arrested
where were you when the lights went out
i blew a fuse, did you hear me shout
where on earth do i look for heavens sake

there's a brotherhood that i want to see
gotta take my share of equality
there's no harmony in a one man band
even god almighty needs a helping hand
please don't desert me now
there's no time and i can't fight another day
please don't desert me now
you've gotta show me mercy when i'm helpless

show me mercy when i'm helpless
shine a light in the dark
hold me back when i get reckless
shine a light in the dark
stand me up if i get legless
shine a light in the dark
shine a light in the dark
shine a light in the dark
[repeat to fade]

Don't Break The Promises 10cc

you know i cannot always be there with you
when something crazy takes me far away
we must stick together through this madness
i've got so many things I want to say

too many forces try to come between us
so little time to share and talk to you
if i show my hand to you in panic
please remember what i'm going through

i've loved you forever
but it seems like a day
and i want to be there with you
i didn't want it this way
don't think i don't trust in you
i just needed to say
don't break the promises
that we made today, oh no
don't break the promises

do you remember counting every moment
before the world we knew was torn apart
now when i close my eyes i can be with you
but are we really dancing in the dark

a bad connection leads us to confusion
we're all too easily misunderstood
oh we've been together through these nightmares
and now we've got a chance to make it good

i've loved you forever
but it seems like a day
and i want to be there with you
i didn't want it this way
don't think i don't trust in you
i just needed to say
don't break the promises
that we made today, oh no
don't break the promises
that we made today

don't you break the promises
(don't break the promises, promises)
if you do you'll be breaking my heart
(don't break the promises that you made)
oh don't forget the things we said
(promises, promises)
at the start oh no

i've loved you forever
but it seems like a day
and i want to be there with you
i didn't want it this way
don't think i don't trust in you
i just needed to say
don't break the promises
that we made today, oh no
don't break the promises
that we made today
don't break the promises
that we made today

album: "Windows In The Jungle" (1983)

24 Hours lyrics - 10cc

Here on the street
Feeling the cool of the dawn
Shuffling feet
Faces are ragged and worn
They've been working all night
Waiting for the curtain to rise
While you're under the sheets
You with the stars in your eyes

Letter box noise
Snapping the day into life
Newspaper boys
Cutting the mist like a knife
We're beginning to rise
Curtain up the drama begins
It's the start of the race
All of us wanting to win

People rushing shouting pushing
Got no time for conversation
Inner city population
The struggle for communication
People trying pressure rising
Hook and hustle flex your muscle
It's all part of living
Do you wanna get away

Restaurant smells
Mix in the heat of the day
Telephone bells
Kissogram girls on her way
Someone's thinking of you
Birthday boy is in for a treat
And the message is clear
Once a year life can be sweet

Caught in a flash
Cover girl freezes her smile
Media trash
Blinding the crowd with such style
It's a dazzling affair
A fantasy to star in your dreams
Do you want to believe
Everyone knows what they've seen

Twilight time in the city
And the shutters are down
That's when the singles are lost in their doubles
The happy hour comes round
To help you unwind in the shadows
Takes the tension away
It's been a hell of a day in the city
Now it's your time to play

Living under pressure
Do you wanna buy a dream?

I say Phil can you get it he say
Alright alright alright
Tell me when can I get it he say
Tonight tonight tonight
I want money on delivery hey
That's right that's right that's right
I say baby don't you trust me he say
The city's a jungle where the strongest survive

Neonic heat
Flooding the darkness with light
The capitol beats
Feeding the pulse of the night
It's the music of life
Listen to the sound of the crowd
Where the rhythm's so strong
And the music is playing so loud

Where the rhythm's so strong
And the music is playing so....

Feel The Love (Oomachasaooma) lyrics - 10cc


I saw you so pretty
Your face lit up the city
Two worlds came together
The memory stays for evermore

So different your fashion
You were the main attraction
Heads turning in wonder
I felt myself go under
(Oomachasaooma...)
'Ooh I'm a drowning man
Save me please
I need you so give me a helping hand

[CHORUS]
Nothing can stop you when you
Feel the love
No chains can hold you when you
Feel the love
Don't try to fight it when you
Feel the love
Nobody matters but the one you love

My intro I fumble
My facade starts to crumble
So strange your reaction
I made the right connection now

You got me no bother
I can't see any other
The world keeps on turning
I wouldn't care if it was burning
(Oomachasaooma...)
'Ooh I'm a drowning man
Save me please
I need you so give me a helping hand

[CHORUS]

It's a million to one
You should find the right door
But there's no guarantee
You'll find what you're looking for
Don't give up if you blow it the first time around
But you've got to beware
If you're walking on air
Keep your feet on the ground
(Keep your feet on the ground)

Don't stop me I'm not dreaming
I can't ignore this feeling
Your love is my lifeline
You're so right so fine so glad you're mine
(Oomachasaooma...)
'Ooh I'm a drowning man
Save me please
I need you so give me a helping hand

[CHORUS (Repeat to fade)]

Yes, I Am lyrics - 10cc


You never asked me to love you
I did it all by myself
You didn't make me no promises
You read my feelings so well

[CHORUS]
Oh wow wow what you've done for me
Oh wow wow even a fool could see
Oh wow wow what you mean to me

You didn't ask no questions
I wouldn't tell you no lies
I didn't need any answers
They were there in your eyes
Don't stop me from falling
I can't get enough
You took the pain from my body
Now I'm ready for love
Yes I am

I've been alone in the shadows
Too many nights by myself
So many dreams have been shattered
You know the story so well

[CHORUS]

I didn't see no fireworks
And the earth never moved
But when we're lying together
I've got nothing to prove
You gave me your kisses I can't get enough
You put the fire in my heart
And I'm ready for love
Yes I am

People try to analyse
They worry is it right
But it really doesn't matter to me
There's no reason when you really fall in love
'Cause you can't stop it
Won't drop it
Don't even think about it
Hold on tight and never let it go

[CHORUS]

You took the pain from my body
And I'm ready for love
You took the pain from my body
And I'm ready for love
Yes I am ready for love
Yes I am ready for love
Yes I am ready for love
Yes I am