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Complete Lyrics of the Album "Night Rider"

| 1-Night Rider2-The Sense Of It All3-For The Good Of The Nation4-The Waiting Game5-He Was Just A Boy6-Reasons | 7-Can't Keep A Good Man Down8-The Young Vaqueros9-Down Hill Run10-Tonight |

1) Night Rider

All the airports seem alike,
check your bags, check your flight,
They send you on your way,
Passports and security,
magazines and duty free,
Are friends along the way,
You have your dream,
She has her own,
but why does it always seem that your dreams, are found such a long way from home.

All the runways seem alike,
theyíre only decoys shining bright,
To lead you away,
They take you racing through the night,
Till thereís an end in sight,
Then they speed you away,
You have your window,
She has her own,
And out through the dark somewhere, The lights of her window are calling you back home.

Night rider, night rider,
The sky is a lonely highway,
Of lost dreams, and promises,
And things that you meant to say.
Higher and higher,
The night finds a thousand ways,
To travel your worldly voyages,
While the world is a long way away.

And all the jumbos seem alike,
when youíve been up there on a night flight,
For a few hours or more.
The movieís over and the lights are low,
And thereís nothing much on the stereo,
Youíve heard it all before.
But you have your window,
And for reasons unknown,
Out through the darkest night,
You can always see things clearer than back home.

Night rider, night rider,
The sky is a lonely highway,
Of lost dreams, and promises,
And things that you meant to say.
Higher and higher,
The night finds a thousand ways,
To travel your worldly voyages,
While the world is a long way away.

2) The Sense Of It All

Life is a journey through new situations,
Sometimes we falter and fall.
We question our motives,
Look to our souls,
And we try to make sense of it all.

So follow this road to tomorrow,
If only to see where it goes,
And donít look for answer,
One day youíll recall,
Some things made no sense at all.

3) For The Good Of The Nation

Iíve got one eye on the mirror,
Iíve got one eye on the road,
And Iím on my way again,
Iíve got one foot in tomorrow,
Iíve hot one foot in today,
Now and then, I am standing in the darkness,
But Iím talking from the light,
I am leaning to the left,
But Iím feeling for the right,
Iíve got simple explanations,
For complex situations,
And Iím working for the good of the nation.

There are people who are with me,
there are people who are not,
As youíll imagine,
There are people out to get me,
with everything theyíve got,
Itís plain to see, There are those who criticise me For everything I do,
They say Iím taking from the many To give to just a few,
Well there are certain limitations,
With every aspiration,
When youíre working for the good of the nation.

For the good of the nation,
For the good of my own country,
Itís an act of dedication,
And thatís good enough for me.

You may have your own opinion,
how the country ought to be thereís no denying that,
You may have your own opinion just what you make of me,
and thatís a fact But you know it isnít easy,
Keeping one ear to the ground,
While youíre running with the foxes,
While youíre hunting with the hounds,
You get little compensation,
For the trials and tribulations,
Of Working for the good of the nation.

For the good of the nation,
For the good of my own country,
Itís an act of dedication,
And thatís good enough for me.

4) The Waiting Game

You say your life is not fulfilled and there are things you need to do,
You say we should be thankful,
For the things that weíve been through.

And you say you need your freedom,
Thatís what our lives are for,
Itís not that you donít want me,
Itís just that you need more.

I tell you, I understand you,
And I agree with that point of view,
But just like you,
I have things to do,
And I have to do, What I have to do.

And where thereís a will thereís a way, they told me,
And while thereís a chance, well thereís nothing can hold me,
Where there is smoke there is always a hope that a fire may burn again,
And while thereís a spark of something between us,
Thereís always a chance of a flame,
And youíre gonna find Iím right behind,
playing the waiting game.

In these days of changing ways,
People do what they want to do,
ĎCos doing the best for someone else,
may not be the best for you.

I tell you, I understand you,
And I agree with, that point of view,
But I want you, and I need you,
And I have to do, What I have to do.

And where thereís a will thereís a way, they told me,
And while thereís a chance, well thereís nothing can hold me,
Where there is smoke there is always a hope that a fire may burn again,
And while thereís a spark of something between us,
Thereís always a chance of a flame,
And youíre gonna find Iím right behind,
playing the waiting game.

5) He Was Just A Boy

He was just a boy,
he didnít know no better,
Just a boy he didnít understand,
Thought the world was a bed of roses,
Thought the times were easy times,
Hitched a ride on the highway,
When the highway, Was a friend of mine.

The conversation came to music,
And that guitar case in his hand,
And there were dreams about tomorrow,
There were tales about the times,
There was a rainbow down the highway,
And the highway was a friend of mine.

He was the one if there was ever a one most likely to believe,
That he was the one who had everything you need,
And so the future shone so bright,
Like the neon signs and the city lights,
It was on that cold December night in the snow,
Somehow we made it into Chicago.

Was an old guitar,
but he played like magic,
I had a song or two that I sung in tune,
And every town was an indication,
That every night would be a new yearís eve,
And every show was an inspiration,
They never wanted us to leave.

The road is long,
the road is narrow,
Take one step wrong you can lose your way,
And every turn has a new temptation,
Every town has the one you need,
He hitched a ride on a new sensation,
That he never wanted to leave.

ĎCos he was just a boy,
he didnít know no better,
Just a boy,
he didnít understand,
And he was the one if there was every a one most likely to succeed,
He was the one who had everything you need,
And though the future shone so bright,
Like the neon signs and the city lights,
It was on that Southern Summer night on the road,
I saw the lights go out in Toledo.

6) Reasons

Ah the promises we made,
In days gone by,
Ah such changes could be made If we just tried.

Who would have thought that we would never,
Even begin to find a way,
How this old world might come together,
Someday.

Are we heading in the wrong direction,
Looking for a place to meet,
Hanging on a cross connection,
Waiting for a chance to speak,
And the reasons come,
And the reasons go,
And the chances are Iíll bet,
There may never be a real good reason,
Thereís never been a good one yet.

And all the vision,
all the wisdom,
All the knowing,
what went wrong,
Are simple answer soon forgotten,
When the troubles are all gone.

Who would have thought that we would never,
Even begin to find a way,
How this old world might come together,
Someday.

Are we heading in the wrong direction,
Looking for a place to meet,
Hanging on a crossed connection,
Waiting for a chance to speak,
And the reasons come,
And the reasons go,
And the chances are Iíll bet,
There may never be a real good reason,
Thereís never been a good one yet.

7) Canít Keep A Good Man Down

You gave me reason to be living,
you gave me reason to be glad,
You gave me reason to believe,
when you turned around to leave,
Iíd lost the only friend I had.

You gave no warning of deception,
you gave no signs that I could see,
You built me up till I could stand,
so you could quietly take a hand,
And knock the legs from under me.

You push a good man down,
you push a good man around,
You keep a good man guessing,
with false impressions,
You can knock him down,
you can leave him lying on shaky ground,
But baby you will never,
never keep a good man down.

But you gave me reason to be,
You gave me cause to carry on,
So all the lies that you disguise,
All the elements of surprise,
Ain't gonna keep me down for long.

You push a good man down,
you push a good man around,
You keep a good man guessing,
with false impressions,
You can knock him down,
you can leave him lying on shaky ground,
But baby you will never,
never keep a good man down.

8) The Young Vaqueros

Leaving London was a pity,
leaving Paris was a shame,
Still Australia could be pretty,
and the chance of new surroundings Was a chance to start again.

San Francisco held the answers,
then the answers live in Spain,
Now you say weíll go to Texas,
in the great wide open spaces,
We may find ourselves again.

Like a couple of young vaqueros,
with a couple of big sombreros,
We will ride through the day like tomorrow will never come,
On our painted pintos,
going where the wind blows,
You and I and the setting sun with our hearts on fire,
With our wild desires,
will our Texas life lift us higher and higher,
Who lives for reason,
who lives forever,
Who looks for things to stay the same when they may never,
As long as you go,
then I guess we all know,
That Iíll be there,
Amigo.

Distant hills are always greener,
somewhere else wonít be the same,
Girl I know weíre only dreamers,
and the chance of new surroundings,
Is the chance to dream again.

Like a couple of young vaqueros,
with a couple of big sombreros,
We will ride through the day like tomorrow will never come,
On our painted pintos,
going where the wind blows,
You and I and the setting sun with our hearts on fire,
With our wild desires,
will our Texas life lift us higher and higher,
Who lives for reason,
who lives forever,
Who looks for things to stay the same when they may never,
As longs as you go,
then I guess we all know,
That Iíll be there,
Amigo.

9) Down Hill Run from the film "Magee and the Lady" (Australian film title, "Sheíll Be Sweet"

Woke up this morning the sun was in the sky,
There was every indication another day would roll on by,
And nothing short of dying would keep me from the good things to come.

Woke up this morning a self-assured men,
Nothing much to speak of but my life was in my hands,
And how was I to know Iíd soon be heading on a down hill run.

Iím the kinda guy whoíll just never say die,
No matter how many times you hit me,
But if Iím going down and thereís someone else around,
The itís for sure someone elseíll go down with me.

So Iím going down this highway,
anywhere it goes,
Not sure where Iím going,
but then everybody knows,
Life isnít easy when youíre heading on a down hill run.

Iím the kinda guy whoíll just never say die,
No matter how many times you hit me,
But if Iím going down and thereís someone else around,
Then itís for sure someone elseíll go down with me.

So Iím going down this highway,
anywhere it goes,
Not sure what Iím doing but thereís one thing I know,
Someone else is going to be heading on a down hill run.

10) Tonight (Iíll be Part of the Crowd)

Donít look for me through your window,
Donít leave the key in the door,
Donít speak to me of tomorrow,
Thatís what tomorrow is for,
Who knows in this life what tomorrow is like,
It may be weíre no longer around,
but Iíll be out on the town, Tonight.

Donít ask those friends of refinement,
To discuss intellectual themes,
Donít think youíll find me contented,
Discussing the cause of our dreams,
Thereís more to this life than soft candle light,
And music that goes with the wine,
And Iíll be having a time, Tonight.

Give me a part of a crowded floor,
let me dance and yell for more,
Where the nightís as long as the beat goes on,
I donít want no chance for conversation,
Or people to talk about when Iím gone.

So donít search for faults in my childhood,
donít search for meanings disguised,
Donít search for symbols of manhood,
Rejecting the peace of our lives,
There are times when I like all the lights to be bright,
and the music incredibly loud,
And Iíll be part of the crowd, Tonight.

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