Lyricsgig.




TONY ADAMS Lyrics

by Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros

Late news breakin', this just in

Tonight, there was a power cut in the city of madness
And all conversations died in the burst of a solar flare
In the darkness an angel won the beauty pageant
Stroboscopic snowflakes fell from the stratosphere

And all the neon blew down funky Broadway
And shorted out the eastern shore
Only saxophones and beach trombones
Were left to shout out, "We all need a little more"

I'm waiting for the rays of the morning sun
Somebody tell me clearly, has the new world begun?
Let all the wailing wail, let the drummer drum

We're waiting for the rays of the morning sun
Hey, the morning sun, whoa, oh, the morning sun
Hey, hey, the morning sun
Has anybody seen the morning sun?

I'm lost in a world beyond the lost city
I'm looking for a phone and I cant find one
Gotta Tony Bennett eight track in the hotel pity
The moon turned and shot someone

I'm lost in a Mack truck, jack, in the city of words
Only dead men stomp on the brake pedals in the city of nerves
Sow me some reaps, jack, I'm dead on the heap
Show me some glycerin, Mac, downhill is so steep

I'm waiting for the rays of the morning sun
Somebody tell me clearly, has the new world begun?
Let all the wailing wail, let the drummer drum

We're waiting for the rays of the morning sun
Hey, the morning sun, whoa, oh, the morning sun
Hey, hey, the morning sun
Has anybody seen the morning sun?

Late news breakin', this just in
Late news breakin', this just in

The whole city is a debris of broken heels and party hats
I'm standing on the corner that's on a fold on the map
I lost my friends at the deportee station
I'll take immigration into any nation

I'm waiting for the rays of the morning sun
Somebody tell me clearly, has the new world begun?
Let all the wailing wail, let the drummer drum

We're waiting for the rays of the morning sun
Hey, the morning sun, whoa, oh, the morning sun
Hey, hey, the morning sun
Has anybody seen the morning sun?

Has the new world begun?
Has the new world begun?

Who is that screaming in Lunar Park?
If they make Tony Adams captain
We could all go screaming in Lunar Park

I say yes, oh, yes, you should check it out
Check it out, yeah, check it out
Check it out, check it out




  • Quote Artist


Daddy Yankee
Y me gusta tanto cuando se pega pega
Y me guaya guaya
Y se pega pega
Cuando le sueltan el dembow
Dembow bow bow
Papoose
So before leavin', yo it's a wise man I'm repeatin'
Two wrongs don't make a right, I believe in it makes a even
Paul Hardcastle
In 1965 Vietnam seemed like just another foreign war but it wasn't
It was different in many ways, as so were tose that did the fighting
In World War II the average age of the combat soldier was 26
In Vietnam he was 19
In-in-in Vietnam he was 19

The shooting and fighting of the past two weeks continued today
25 miles west of Saigon
I really wasn't sure what was going on

Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni-19 19
19, 19, 19, 19

In Vietnam the combat soldier typically served
A twelve month tour of duty
But was exposed to hostile fire almost everyday
Ni-ni-ni 19, Ni-ni-ni 19

Hundreds of thousands of men who saw heavy combat
In Vietnam were arrested since discharge
Their arrest rate is almost twice that of non-veterans of the same age
There are no accurate figures of how many of these men
Have been incarcerated

But a Veterans Administration study
Concludes that the greater of vets
Exposure to combat could more likely affect his chances
Of being arrested or convicted

This is one legacy of the Vietnam War

All those who remember the war
They won't forget what they've seen
Destruction of men in their prime
Whose average was 19

De-de-destruction
De-de-destruction
War, war

De-de-destruction, wa, wa, war, wa, war, war
De-de-destruction
War, war

After World War II the men came home together on troop ships
But the Vietnam vet often arrived home within 48 hours of jungle combat
Perhaps the most dramatic difference between
World War II and Vietnam was coming home
None of them received a hero's welcome

None of them received a heroes welcome, none of them, none of them
Ne-ne-ne, ne-ne-ne, none of them, none of them, none of them
None of them received a hero's welcome
None of them received a hero's welcome

According to a Veteran's Administration study
Half of the Vietnam combat veterans suffered from what
Psychiatrists call
Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder

Many vets complain of alienation, rage or guilt
Some succumb to suicidal thoughts
Eight to ten years after coming home
Almost eight hundred thousand men are still fighting the Vietnam War

De-de-destruction
Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni19 19
19, 19, 19, 19
Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni-19 19
19, 19, 19, 19

When we came back it was different, everybody wants to know
"How'd it happened to those guys over there?
There's gotta be something wrong somewhere
We did what we had to do

There's gotta be something wrong somewhere
People wanted us to be ashamed of what it made us
Dad had no idea what he went to fight and he is now
All we want to do is come home

All we want to do is come home
What did we do it for?
All we want to do is come home
Was it worth it
Cristina Vee
I've done everything I canAll the people that I see I will never understandIf I find a way to change, if I step into the lightThen I'll never be the same, and it all will fade to whiteEver on and on I continue circlingWith nothing but my hate in a carousel of agony
Cristina Vee
I've done everything I canAll the people that I see I will never understandIf I find a way to change, if I step into the lightThen I'll never be the same, and it all will fade to whiteEver on and on I continue circlingWith nothing but my hate in a carousel of agony
Share Quotes with friends