"Best of British" Lyrics (Ian "Mac" McLagan)

Troublemaker

 

La De La (Ian McLagan) (Warner/Chappell ASCAP)

I've got a crazy feelin comin over me
if I'm Godzilla, you're a chimpanzee
don't want nobody make a monkey of me
You've read of surfers kickin sand in my face
old Charlie Atlas is your savin grace
a knuckle sandwich gonna put you in place, la de la

Now I can watch horror movies never have to stifle a scream
holdin hands is old fashioned save it for the silver screen, do you believe?
do you believe in livin other people's dreams?

I'm not as frightened as I used to be
don't mind a snake when it's slippery
creepy feelin up and down my back, la de la
I bin around, now I know how to lose
I know contenders that couldn't refuse
you're Kamekaze if you light my fuse
you're suicidal, you're such a fool, la de la

I read every Lee and Kirby comic book but it's fantasy
and now that Superman's made a movie
no one reads his magazines, do you believe?
do you believe in livin other people's dreams?

Don't need those crutches, I threw 'em away
I got a new girl yesterday
she's not good lookin so I know she's gonna stay, la de la

Let me tell you baby, let me show you my stuff
I'm just a train in the tunnel of love
ch-choo choo, it get's rougher than rough
I'm Little Mac and I've said enough, la de la, la de la
do you believe? do you believe in livin other people's dreams?

 

Headlines (Ian McLagan) (Warner/Chappell ASCAP)

Carryin on, the way you do, you wear me out
all your losin views, bad news, now I've had it with you
you're talkin in your sleep, writin me notes
I'd make your face bleed
you'd use it as a quote for a headline
You're raisin hell and talkin tough, why keep it up?
oh it's such a bluff, so you think you had it rough
your mind's in a mangle, your head's up your rear
no wonder you're so angry
after such a sad year in the headlines

You're such a sad case, you're just another creep
seems like a waste
you're startin to believe all the headlines

Carryin on the way you do, you're such a clown
who's a fool for the news, ah you really love the truth
the boozin, the women, that other funny stuff
it's made you what you wanna be
but I don't wanna read your headlines

Raisin hell and talkin tough, you're keepin it up
you're so rough, It's such a bluff
carryin on the way you do, you wear me out
you're bad news, you lose
full tilt, down hill, sad case of such a waste
you're bad taste, you're bad taste
carryin on the way you do, you're such a clown or just a fool
you're sad news, you're sad news
raisin hell and talkin tough, you're keepin it up
you're so rough, it's such a bluff

 

Somebody (Ian McLagan) (Warner/Chappell ASCAP)

Savin up to start a new life
lookin out for somethin new
I met this girl and she was alright
she never let me know her next move

She makes me dance, I'm ready to drop
we make love and it's all night
she likes to drink, don't wanna stop
she's wrong but I'm not gonna fight

Somebody should tell her the news
she never listens to me
someone else should telll her I can't refuse
It's clear but she just won't see

Breakin up is so difficult
she'll understand it eventually
but I'm movin on, lookin out behind me
if I stay she'll never let me leave

Somebody should give her the news
please do us all a favour
some other body should step into her shoes
nobody's gonna stay to save her

This girl, she's like superglue
she's attachin herself to me
so thick-skinned, she doesn't bruise
she's convinced that we are siamese

Somebdy should tell her the news
I can't take it no more
some other body should step in her shoes
someone should show her the door

Somebody, somebody take her,
somebody take her, take her away
I don't dislike her, I hate her

Somebody, somebody tell her the news,
somebody, I don't dislike her, I hate her
somebody, somebody help me,
somebody, somebody, do me a favour, I don't dislike her, I hate her

 

Truly (Carl Levy)

Truly, you came on time
Truly, you came on time
Truly, you came on time
I'll make you a woman - tonight

Don't be nervous, I know you're shy
I will not harm you although you'll cry
it will be sweet pain, feelin' like warm rain
sweet pain, feelin' like warm rain
I'll make you a woman tonight, tonight

I said I'll make you a woman, woman tonight

Don't be nervous, I know you're shy
I will not harm you although you'll cry
it will be sweet pain, feelin' like warm rain
sweet pain, feelin' like warm rain
I'll make you a woman, woman - tonight

I said truly, you came on time
I said truly, you came on time
I said truly, you came on time
I said truly, you came on time
I'll make you a woman, woman
I'll make you a woman, woman - tonight

I said I'll make you a woman, woman - tonight
I said truly, you came on time...

 

Movin' Out (Ian McLagan) (Warner/Chappell ASCAP)

I bin the poser, I bin the recluse
I've always bin a loner when it suited me the most
no sense in lettin' you fence me in
I like to travel, I follow my nose
I've bin in trouble but I never let it show
I learned my lesson long time ago
I bin around, I bin through your town
I've seen the circus, and I always played the clown
but it's alright, just another merry-go-round

I'm movin' out, I can't tell you when I'll be back
I'm leavin' town, see you later, maybe sooner than that

I took enough, now I'll take it away
I'm sick of hearin' all the reasons I should stay
I tried to warn you, told you I was gonna go
I tried to con you, had nothin to lose
gimme some lovin and I'll give you the news
your man is leavin, hand me down my walkin shoes
I bin around, I bin through your town
I've seen the circus, and I always played the clown
but it's alright, just another merry-go-round

I'm movin' out, I'll let you know if I'm passin by
if I'm in town, I'll stop and see you for a little while
I'm movin' out, I can't tell you when I'll be back
I'm leavin' town, see you later, maybe sooner than that
solo
I'm movin' out, I'm leavin' town
you know I get around, now I'm gettin out
I said I'm movin out, I'm gettin ready baby
I'm gettin out, I'm not your steady baby
I'm leavin town, like I said before
say goodbye, this ain't no au revoir
bye bye bye bye, bye bye bye bye

 

Little Troublemaker (Ian McLagan) (Warner/Chappell ASCAP)

Little troublemaker, always on the run
why do you come around here lookin' for your fun
you don't have to worry, your daddy makes his living with a gun
so if you're lookin' for some trouble honey, baby I'm the one

Little troublemaker, that's what your name should be
put your hand in my pocket honey, come on see about me
you don't have to worry, I'm gonna give you my back-door key
so if you're lookin' for some trouble, take a look at me

Little troublemaker - make some trouble

Little troublemaker, I know just who you are
I got your name in my phone book honey, right by a movie star
you don't have to worry, worry, worry - I'll pick you up in a big black car
and we'll go looking for some trouble honey, yes we will
just a little troublemaker – lookin’ for a little thrill

Little troublemaker - little troublemaker - little troublemaker

 

If It's Alright (Ian McLagan) (Warner/Chappell ASCAP)

If it's alright with you now baby let me walk you home
and if it's alright let me stay with you if you're all alone
I can wrap my arms around you, kiss you, make your little world spin
but if it ain't alright, then baby I give in

Did I see a smile, baby now tell me were you lookin at me?
were your eyes sayin come on, baby now tell me please
I could wrap my arms around you, kiss you, sing you a song
but if you're lookin for someone else baby I'll be gone

I know you made your mind up, baby won't you come on home
if it'S alright tonight I'm never gonna leave you alone
I'll give you what you're missin listen how it's gonna be
so don't look back so long misery

If it's alright with you now baby let me walk you home
and if it's alright let me stay with you if you're all alone
I can wrap my arms around you kiss you, X, little world spin
but if it ain't alright then baby I give in
but if it ain't alright then baby I give in

 

Sign (Ian McLagan/Johnny Le Schell) (Warner/Chappell ASCAP/Hot Sheet Music)

I'm watchin out for you, I've seen you walkin by
you saw me standin there waitin for a long time
I knew when I saw you I'd seen your face before
but you gave me a look it told me you were sayin much more
I thought you gave me a sign

Come on say somethin to me
you're teasin when you wanna play
don't go round the long way
I'm gonna get you anyway

I never realised that I'd wasted time
I've been readin your eyes and you've been talkin in mine
I thought you gave me a sign

Come on look at me girl, wake up, there's nothin to lose
now I'm lookin your way, gonna put my sign on you
I'm not foolin myself, you won't stay with me too long

I'll leave it to you, so take your time
come on make up your mind, I thought you gave me a sign
I read between the lines and I like what I see
I thought you gave me a sign, but were you lookin at me?
I'm watchin, I'm waitin, I thought you gave me a sign

I'll take a chance on you girl although I might be wrong
I'll hang round for a while, but I'm not waitin too long
I knew when I saw you, I'd seen your face before
but you gave me that look
thought you were sayin much more
I thought you gave me a sign

 

Hold On (Ian McLagan) (Warner/Chappell ASCAP)

I'm tellin you to hold on just a little bit longer, I'm askin you to stay
I'm beggin you to hang on darlin for just another day
listen a little bit longer, there's somethin you should know
why don't you wait until mornin, you don't have to go

I love my baby, she's good to me
and I know it's wrong but sometimes she wants to leave
I don't always show her, don't let her know
this little girl, she's got it, she really gives it to me

Tomorrow you'll be sober, you'll listen to me then
we'll wake up drunk and hung over then kiss and make up again

My little girl is a spiritual lady
I know she's special, we celebrate it daily
but sometimes nothin is simple enough
my baby, she's got it, she really gives it to me
if she walks out the door, I couldn't say I'd really blame her

Darlin, it's not over, it's just another row
we'll laugh about it tomorrow, let's forget about it now
hold on a little bit longer, for just another day
I'm beggin you to hang on darlin, I'm askin you to stay
darlin, don't worry, we've been here before
but if you're lookin for lonely street it's outside that door
hold on, hold on
I can't bear to be without you, don't you leave me this way
you know it's not over
we'll laugh about it tomorrow , let's forget about it now
I'm beggin you to stay
I'm askin you to hang on darlin for just another day 
hold on etc.

 

Mystifies Me (Ronnie Wood) (Warner/Chappell ASCAP)

Stay awhile and work it out of me
we got time and we can cast it true
just give me a sign, I'll take your word
I'll learn anything you want me to
that is all I'm looking to you for
all I'm asking that you simply do
take it leave it, make things matter
yeah, take all my breath away
take it all apart and put it back
I am always left there looking at you

You look so fine and true
no one mystifies me like you do
you look so fine and true
no one mystifies me like you do

I would not lie to you

Let me see you let me know your dreams
won't you please give me a sign
things you say make me look through you
no one mystifies me like you do
this is why I always look at you
And I hold you to me every day

You look so fine and true
no one mystifies me like you do
you look so fine and true, baby
no one mystifies me like you do

Like I said before I would not lie to you
Lie lie lie, lie lie lie

 


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