Lyrics
(No More Rock 'n' Roll)

The Lyrics to these songs are given on this page (below)
1) Gentle
2) Secretary
3) Birmingham
4) Up In The World
5) Summer Solstice
6) Jayne From Andromeda Spiral
7)   Tomorrow Night
8)   No More Rock 'n' Roll
9)   Gandalf
10) For Emily
11) When I found You
12) Easy, Baby

 


GENTLE

Gentle is the rain that falls on me
And gentle too the raging sea
But gentle is the girl who breaks my heart.

Gentle are the tears she cries for me
And gentle too her reverie
For gentle is the girl who breaks my heart.

Gentle love she hurts me so
I wish that I could let her go
She loves to take and break my heart in two.

INSTRUMENTAL

Gentle is the light that helps me see
And the night that takes her from me
Gentle is the girl who breaks my heart
Who loves to hurt
Who hurts to love
Who lives to laugh
Who cries to live
Who gives me somethin' I don't know
Who takes me gently
When she will, and goes.

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SECRETARY

Typing her letters she's the type I like
Lookin' like a girl of impulse and delight
Working her typewriter, pen between her lips
She has the whole world at her fingertips.

Oh won't you come and be my secretary
I got most of my work done
Won't you come and be my secretary
We can have a lot of fun.

Her in-tray's full up
Her out-tray's empty
And the only thing that's pending is me
So I just sit and watch her hair fall on her face
While she keeps pushin' it back in place.

Oh won't you come and be my secretary
I got most of my work done
Won't you come and be my secretary
We can have a lot of fun.

But all she sees are the keys
As she crosses her knees
And straightens her backache
She lights a cigarette
Drinks her coffee
Yet she don't notice me (she don't notice me)
She don't notice me (she don't notice me).

Oh won't you come and be my secretary
I got most of my work done
Won't you come and be my secretary
We can have a lot of fun.

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BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham, don't mean the one over in Alabam
There is no-one who's been through more than you
And still come through with love to spare
You really care, you lovely lady you.

Birmingham, with your air so cosmopolitan
Well I don't mean that disrespectfully
For you have always shared you home
With all who've come to love you like I do.

INSTRUMENTAL

It's time you city people turned to look
And take a leaf out of this lady's book.

Birmingham, you may not be a Venice or a Cannes
But you have shown us what life's all about
It's time to shout your praises round
They'll never knock you down
We love you Birmingham.

Birmingham
Good old Birm
Birmingham.

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UP IN THE WORLD

You've come up in the world
And it's all to your credit
You made somethin' of your life like you always said you would
But what ever happened to
The girl I used to know
And all those halcyon days of love?

You've come up in the world
And it's such a shame
You made success of a dream but it seems so empty now
With your weak excuses and
Your condescending ways
And all too frequent nights - alone.

STRINGS

I've come down in the world
And it's all to your credit
You made somethin' of my life but you've thrown it all away
For your books and your fancy talk
Your new found friends and all
Your theories on mankind - and society.

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SUMMER SOLSTICE

Talking of equinoxes
Midway between the two
The sun appears to stop
And rest upon the blue.

June you're a lady all too soon
Won't you confide in me
Come and collide with me
June you're a lady impatient though
I'll always side with you
Oh let me tide with you.

I've waited so long just to see your face
And just like a lady you're all airs and graces.

INSTRUMENTAL

I've waited so long just to see your smile
And just like a lady you're all charm and guile.

June you're a lady all too soon
Won't you confide in me
Come and collide with me
June you're a lady impatient though
I'll always side with you
I'll never tire of you.

It's all coincidence
Sheer coincidence
The sun decides to carry on
With June in all her splendour, gone
While I'm still here, back on my own again.

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JANE FROM ANDROMEDA SPIRAL

Late last night the midnight movie
Went out in a blaze of clichés
A cultured voice whispered goodnight
And suggested I switch off the set
Well my eyes felt so heavy, the sofa so warm
That I slept till the static awoke me
And there on the screen, such as I've never seen
Was a girl strange and beautiful, smiling.

Jayne from Andromeda Spiral
Jayne from Andromeda Spiral

Well I looked in amazement, she gazed at me, so intent
Was her expression and then
She spoke oh so frail in technical detail
Of her world so that someone might hear
Well science is inexcusably intricate
Love is rewardingly simple
She smiled tenderly, looking so heavenly
That I longed to be way out in space with . .

Jayne from Andromeda Spiral
Jayne from Andromeda Spiral

Then she said 'goodbye' and though vainly I tried
To say 'stay', the picture broke up
I'm a little too late to communicate
For the distance is too great between us
It's all of two million light years . . .

Jayne from Andromeda Spiral
Jayne from Andromeda Spiral
Jayne from Andromeda Spiral
Jayne from Andromeda Spiral
(Repeat and fade).

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TOMORROW NIGHT

Tomorrow night, everythin' 'll be alright
Tomorrow night, I'm gonna treat you right and
Love you so, like I should 'a' done long ago and
Hold you close, like I would 'a' done if you'd let me know.

Tomorrow night, all the stars above will
Shine so bright - down upon our love and
Heaven knows what I must have been thinkin' about
I just don't know but we'll put it right - tomorrow night.

INSTRUMENTAL

Heaven knows, what I must have been thinkin' about
I just don't know but we'll put it right - tomorrow night.

Tomorrow night, everythin' 'll be alright
Tomorrow night, I just wanna treat you right and
Love you so, like I should 'a' done long time ago and
Hold you close, like I would 'a' done if you'd let me know.

Tomorrow night - everythin' 'll be alright
Tomorrow night - I'm gonna treat you right
Tomorrow night - everythin' 'll be alright
Tomorrow night - I'm gonna hold you tight
(Repeat and fade).

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NO MORE ROCK 'N' ROLL

She gets up every morning at six o'clock
Feeds the baby, makes the breakfast, gets the kids off to school
And her husband's always late for work
No time to tell her she's still beautiful.
Is this the dream she used to dream?
It's not the way it used to seem
She's a housewife and her work's cut out
No more dancin', no more romance and
No more Rock 'n' Roll.

Every day seems much the same to her
Little time to put her feet up or to answer the door
But she's learnt how to cope and be thankful for her lot
And she handles it with care as her mother did before.
By all accounts she has arrived
To feel her age at twenty five
She's a housewife and her work's cut out
No more dancin', no more romance and
No more Rock 'n' Roll.

Sometimes she lets herself get carried away
Dreams of a love affair - to brighten up her day.

She's a housewife and her life's cut out
No more dancin', no more romance and
No more Rock 'n' Roll.

She's a housewife and her life's cut out
No more dancin', no more romance and
No more Rock 'n' Roll.

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GANDALF

Gandalf, Gandalf, a finer wizard you will never meet
Gandalf, Gandalf, a finer wizard you will never meet.

Gandalf, Gandalf, his magic is well known throughout the land
Gandalf, Gandalf, without doubt it's of the highest brand
Gandalf, Gandalf, there's nothing this magician cannot do
Gandalf, Gandalf, don't cross him or he'll put a spell on you.

Conjurors may come and conjurors may go
But he's the greatest wonder-worker you will ever know.

Oh Gandalf, Gandalf, his charm and his glamour radiate
Gandalf, Gandalf, the most accomplished wizard yet to date.

INSTRUMENTAL

Sorcerers and witch-doctors, enchanters all agree
That he is quite the master when it comes to wizardry.

Oh Gandalf, Gandalf, there's nothing this magician cannot do
Gandalf, Gandalf, don't cross him or he'll put a spell on you.

INSTRUMENTAL

Sorcerers and witch-doctors, enchanters all agree
That he is quite the master when it comes to wizardry.

Oh, Gandalf, Gandalf, his charm and his glamour radiate
Gandalf, Gandalf, the most accomplished wizard yet to date.

Fascinating, captivating, hypnotising, mesmerising
There's no finer wizard in the land.

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FOR EMILY

Wherever she may go
Whatever she may do
The world is all so new to Emily.

For all that she will see
And all that she may feel
The world is all so real for her.

One day we'll see
She'll smile for me.

Wherever she may go
Whatever she may do
The world is all so new for her.

INSTRUMENTAL

One day we'll see
She'll smile for me.

Wherever she may go
Whatever she may do
I wish the world could stay brand new for Emily.

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WHEN I FOUND YOU

You are all I ever wanted
All my life I dreamed of you
Everything I ever wanted
All came true when I found you.

I waited a long time
To find a girl as sweet as you
And then it took no time
To see the sun come shining through.

You are all I ever dreamed of
All my life I've wanted you
Everything I ever dreamed of
All came true when I found you.

INSTRUMENTAL

I waited a long time
To find a girl as sweet as you
And then it took no time
To see the sun come shining through.

You are all I ever dreamed of
All my life I've wanted you
Everything I ever dreamed of
All came true when I found you.

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EASY, BABY

I don't wanna be a rock and roller
Steppin' out has never been my style
Won't you put your head upon my shoulder?
I'll sing you songs that wanna make you cry
But everybody says the girl's good looking
And if you wanna catch her eye
You gotta move it, let the band start cookin'
Well you can do it if you try!

Easy, baby
It's so easy
You know it's easy to rock 'n' roll
You can dance and
Still romance and
Won't you satisfy my soul?

INSTRUMENTAL

But I don't wanna be a rock and roller
Steppin' out has never been my style
Won't you put your head upon my shoulder?
I'll sing you songs that wanna make you cry
But everybody says the girl's good looking
And if you wanna catch her eye
You gotta move it, let the band start cookin'
Well you can do it if you try!

Easy, baby
It's so easy
You know it's easy to rock 'n' roll
You can dance and
Still romance and
Won't you satisfy my soul?

Love me
Baby come back and love me
Won't you come back and love me
Like you did before?

I don't wanna be a rock and roller
Steppin' out has never been my style
Won't you put your head upon my shoulder?
I'll sing you songs that wanna make you cry.

I don't wanna be a rock and roller
Steppin' out has never been my style
Won't you put your head upon my shoulder?
I'll sing you songs that wanna make you cry.

I don't wanna be a rock and roller
I don't wanna be a rock and roller
I don't wanna be a rock and roller
I don't wanna be a rock and roller.

Copyright © 2001 Michael Armitage

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