Thin - the complete lyrics

SARAH SLEEPS

Wanna tell a true story, it should have a happy ending

About my beautiful lover, how it was all pretending

I gave up drinking, I gave up Sarah, I spent every penny

Until the day she moved away, and I lost my honey

Sarah sleeps in her lonely room, hoping her lover will discover her soon

I had the chance to be her love but you stole my heart

Sarah sleeps alone at night, dreaming of someone to set things right

I had the chance to be her love but you stole my heart

Lemme give you my opinion, letís see if you agree

When it comes to making commitments, always keep one exit free

Learn to laugh and shrug it off, remember how to love

Donít ever long for anything that you canít get enough of

Sarah sleeps in her lonely room, hoping her lover will discover her soon

I had the chance to be her love but you stole my heart

Sarah sleeps alone at night, dreaming of someone to set things right

I had the chance to be her love but you stole my heart

Sarah sleeps in her lonely top room, hoping her lover will discover her real soon

I had the chance to be her love but you stole my heart

Sarah sleeps alone every night, dreaming of someone to set things right

I had the chance to be her love but you stole my heart, but you stole my heart, but you stole my heart

And I canít get it back to give to Sarah

SKY DANCE

Youíre a child of the wild wood, who lives in the city

With a serious mission, even though youíre young

You walk on the white clouds, try to make your reputation

All I know for sure is, you wake up the man in me

When you take me for a sky dance, take me for a sky dance

Take me for a sky dance and we talk heart to heart

When you take me for a sky dance, take me for a sky dance

Take me for a sky dance and we talk heart to heart

Got your own way of living, with your own superstitions

And your own set of reasons, when youíre touching wood

We live among the smoke and mirrors, come to terms with the lack of answers

All I know for sure is, you wake up the man in me

When you take me for a sky dance, take me for a sky dance

Take me for a sky dance and we talk heart to heart

When you take me for a sky dance, take me for a sky dance

Take me for a sky dance and we talk heart to heart

Slide your body, slide your body over me, slide your body, slide your body over me now

Slide your body, slide your body over me, slide your body, aah!

When you take me for a sky dance, take me for a sky dance

Take me for a sky dance and we talk heart to heart

When you take me for a sky dance, take me for a sky dance

Take me for a sky dance and we talk heart to heart

WHERE DO DREAMS GO?

Letís begin with hair on skin

We can trust the flame in our hearts

We will live on music and art

Where do dreams go?

We still touch but not that much

All the fire has been spent

Bohemian ways never paid the rent

Where do dreams go?

 

RIGHT TO BE YOU

There are people out there whoíll tell you youíre wrong

If you donít conform, you must stay strong

Be yourself, nobody else, you have the right to be you

There are people who use up all of their passion

Following fashion, their only action

Is chosen, you must not be broken, you have the right to be you

There are those whoíll tell you that white is black

These are the facts, simple as that

Stand up to them, make íem explain, you have the right to be you

There are those who give the illusion of choice

Say youíve a voice and then ignore

Every word you say, push Ďem away, you have the right to be you

There are people out there after your heart

Thatís just the start, theyíll tear you apart

If you let íem push buttons, donít give íem nothing, you have the right to be you

There are those whoíll tell you itís good to serve

Sometimes those dreams are not what they seem

Take a pause, if that ainít your cause, you have the right to be you

 There are those who say, there are those who say, there are those who say

You have the right to be you

STOCKINGS

Jenny was out back having a smoke, Steveís gaze lingered on her body

Do you like what you see?

Wanna put your money where your eyes are?

Steve, naÔve, open to suggestion, Jenny had to ask the question

You got time to spare?

I gotta new pair of stockings

Jenny and Steve shared an hour a time, Jenny had this way of looking in Steveís mind

The things they did got ever more sleazy

Steve did stuff he swore heíd never do,

Double room in the afternoon, in an out-of-town hotel

No trace of where theyíd been

íCept an old pair of stockings

Steve agreed he had an addiction, he knew Jennyís love was negotiable affection

He had to pull away, it was tough

Lost in a world of sensation

Lay-by, cars growliní by, signs of strangulation

A desperate deed

And a ripped pair of stockings

MERCENARY

Iíll fight for the rebels or your private army

Iíll fight for whoever is willing to pay me

Donít gimme no reasons I donít need a cause

Iíve been around for as long as the wars

Iím a mercenary, mercenary, mercenary always up for the fight

Iím a mercenary, mercenary, mercenary always up for the fight

Many a woman has sat on my six

Evading captureís just one of my tricks

You wonít understand me so donít even start

I can break your head; I can break your heart

Iím a mercenary, mercenary, mercenary always up for the fight

Iím a mercenary, mercenary, mercenary always up for the fight

Pity the soldier when fire has to cease

He may win the war and lose the peace

I donít have to deal with no confusion

When killingís your business thereís no disillusion

Iím a mercenary, mercenary, mercenary always up for the fight

Iím a mercenary, mercenary, mercenary always up for the fight, thatís right

Oh yeah, show me the money and Iíll fight for the cause, mercenary, show me the money

 

IF ONLY

Mama said I wasnít to die wondering

Do all I can to be free

Be in a position to make my decision

Answer to no-one else but me

If only, if only, if only are the saddest words, if only, if only, if only

Mama said to go and have a good time

Be in bed by midnight or else come home

Know your place and every chance you get son

Try not to keep it wherever you go

If only, if only, if only are the saddest words, if only, if only, if only

If only are the saddest words, if only are the saddest words

The saddest words I ever heard if only, if only

Mama said that if she does a trick for you

Run like hell and donít go back for more

She gotta like the taste to do that sorta thing, oh yeah, yeah,

Sheíll leave tomorrowís washing in her drawer

If only, if only, if only are the saddest words, if only, if only, if only

If only are the saddest words, if only are the saddest words

The saddest words I ever heard if only, if only

 

SHAY, SHAY

Shay, Shay, threw his life away, Shay, Shay, threw his life away

Whoís to say how Shay should choose to spend his days? Shay, Shay

Shay he liked to give it away, fell in love a hundred times a day

We didnít mind, that was his way, everybody loved Shay, didnít they?

Shay kept his nerve on the upward curve, gave every trap the swerve

He got all the success he deserved, everybody loved Shay

Shay, Shay, threw his life away, Shay, Shay, threw his life away

Whoís to say how Shay should choose to spend his days? Shay, Shay

Shay lived fast and Shay lived loud, hanging out with the rock and roll crowd

What builds you up can knock you down, everybody loved Shay

Shay, Shay, threw his life away, Shay, Shay, threw his life away

Whoís to say how Shay should choose to spend his days? Shay, Shay

Shay was close to one last dose, old timeís sake is what he chose

Now his eyes, his life, his book is closed, everybody loved Shay, so they say

Shay, Shay, threw his life away

Shay, Shay, threw his life away

Whoís to say how Shay should choose to spend his days?

Shay, Shay, Shay, Shay

MISS SATURDAY

Your daddy named you for a warrior, didnít want you to be soft

Men are in danger if they underrate ya, you can be lovely but oh so tough

Thought I could take down anybody, met my match when I ran into you

You ainít got no need for protection, youíre no angel at weekends

Miss Saturday, Miss Saturday,

You can stay until Sunday, Miss Saturday

Down at the gym youíre all freshly showered, putting on make-up, fixing your hair

Youíve been dealing pain like a childrenís game, wiping out those boys who dare

To try and keep up, try and tame ya, put you away for another day

No waiting Ďtil later for something better, youíre no angel at weekends

Miss Saturday, Miss Saturday,

You can stay until Sunday, Miss Saturday

I wanna fight ya, wanna fight ya on a Saturday night

Yeah itís alright, you can handle yourself in a fight, ooh yeah,

You can handle yourself alright, ooh yeah,

Watch out, watch out!

Miss Saturday, you can handle yourself alright

Miss Saturday, Miss Saturday

 SUZIE FEELS LUCKY

You need the luck of the draw, you need the rub of the green

You need nerves of steel to clinch the deal

You need the run of the race when the moneyís down

You need a poker face when you ainít got no ace

Suzie feels lucky

Though itís 10 to 1 against

Suzie feels lucky, she knows the score

Suzie feels lucky

Sheís on a red-hot streak

Suzie feels lucky but the man, he always wins

Suzieís riding her luck, sheís going all in

You know Russian roulette is a loserís bet

Sheís risking it all on a tip from a source

Sheís keeping íem crossed heís the horse for the course

Suzie feels lucky

Though itís 10 to 1 against

Suzie feels lucky, she knows the score

Suzie feels lucky

Sheís on a red-hot streak

Suzie feels lucky but the man, he always wins

TUMBLEWEED

I live from day to day, I donít need no plan

Donít ask me Ďbout tomorrow, I ainít that kind of man

Long as I have gas and the open road

Youíll find me travelling

I am tumbleweed, rolling into town, maybe some pretty girl will stop me rolling out

Tumbleweed, rolling into town, maybe someday Iíll stop drifting

Call me immature, Iím always moving on

I donít leave broken hearts, my will is strong

Iím just a small man but my world is vast

Gotta see some more of it

I am tumbleweed, rolling into town, maybe some pretty girl will stop me rolling out

Tumbleweed, rolling into town, maybe someday Iíll stop drifting

I do it for the challenge, I do it for the thrill

I do it for the memories of all of those girls

When I lay me down to rest the last time

Iíll smile at the life I chose

I am tumbleweed, rolling into town, maybe some pretty girl will stop me rolling out

Tumbleweed, rolling into town, maybe someday Iíll stop drifting

Tumbleweed, tumbleweed, Iíll smile at the life I chose

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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