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STRONG ARM OF THE LAW (1980)

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Tracklist

01. Heavy Metal Thunder
02. To Hell And Back Again
03. Strong Arm Of The Law
04. Taking Your Chances
05. 20,000 Ft
06. Hungry Years
07. Sixth Form Girls
08. Dallas 1PM

Produced by: SAXON and Pete Hinton

 

Lyrics

 

01. Heavy Metal Thunder (4:21)


If you're taking a bite (*)
At the speed of light
You're shaking your heads to the band
There's a dare on your horse
But you're not on the force
We're taking this think to the ground

In the heat of the night (**)
When you're fists are alight
Touching temples of steel
And your body's on fire
About to expire
But you don't feel the pressure of pain

Pull your head back (***)
Hold your hands high
Shake your body
And it's too loud
And you put them up fill your heads
With heavy metal thunder
Heavy metal thunder

On the wings of an eagle (****)
You're hoping to fly
Holding your hands to the sky
On a blue sea of venom
You turn to the band with
Your banners and skirts blowing high

If you think something more (*****)
You'll come down to the front
Then you'll do as they say
Where an army of cars
Are surrounded by lights
Turning my face to the ground
Nobody stands in our way

(Repeat *** twice)
(Repeat *)
(Repeat **)
(Repeat ***)
(Repeat ****)
(Repeat *****)
(Repeat ***)

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02. To Hell And Back Again (4:49)


How long must I stay
How long must I go on
Taking my chances on burning away
Don't take away my daylight
Don't take away my dream

Why must I go (*)
To hell and back again
To hell and back again
To hell and back again
To hell and back again

Will I make the morning (**)
To see another day
The Gods may come at midnight
They're taking me away
I'm waiting here on death row
I pray for my reprieve

(Repeat *)

The chaplain and the gardener (***)
Have told me how to die
I've used up all my chances
Now's the time to cry
For I can hear the footsteps
The lights have just gone dim
I'm on the final journey

(Repeat *)
(Repeat **)
(Repeat *)
(Repeat ***)
(Repeat *)

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03. Strong Arm Of The Law (4:43)


I was listening to the music on the radio (*)
I had a feeling that something's not right
The music was loud, we could still hear the crowd
From the gig that we played that night

We pulled into a motorway restaurant
Stopped awhile, fooled around
But I still had a feeling that something's not right
'Cause we're standing in a whole in the ground

Stop, get out (**)
We are the strong arm of the law
Stop, get out
We are the strong arm of the law

Into the night came a blue flashing light
A blast from the siren to make sure
But it came to a stop behind the motorway cop
Who'd been tailing us for more than an hour

He pulled us out of the car on the side of the road
He questioned us one at a time
Where is the gear that we know that you use
We said the only speed we use is on cars

(Repeat **)

You should've seen the stupid smirk drop from his face
It was a negative exercise
The way that we dress and the things that we do
They thought it was an easy bust
(Repeat *)
(Repeat **)

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04. Taking Your Chances (4:22)


I know that it's cold (*)
Well don't stand outside my door
I told you before
I don't want you anymore

Changed all the locks
And took away your key
I don't care where you go
But just stay away from me

I can't stand it (**)
I don't need it
I don't want you
I can't trust you
Taking your chances
In the world outside
Taking your chances
In the world outside

I gave all I had
But you still come back for more
It's the end of the line for me
And that's for sure

Well I know that you're proud
And you love me to the bone
When it's better for you to go
You don't stay home

(Repeat **)
(Repeat *)

It's the end of the line for me
And that's for sure
I don't care where you go
But just keep away from here

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05. 20,000 Ft (3:26)


If there's one thing I love
It's flying high above
Breaking through the barrier of sound
It's just like making love
When you're up above
Riding in my bird of silver steel

Forget the time (*)
Ten miles high
Living my fantasies
At twenty thousand feet
Twenty thousand feet, twenty thousand feet

It's the rushing of my blood
That makes me feel so good
I can see the world below just shooting by
Twice the speed of sound
That's how I like to ride
My chariot of steel across the sky

(Repeat *)

If it's faster than light
Sharper than steel
I'll race across the ceiling of the world
Just like a gun
Aiming at the sun
Riding in my bird of silver steel

(Repeat *)

I'm floating in space
The world seems to disappear
Then I awake
Got to get my head back in place
Twenty thousand feet, twenty thousand feet
Twenty thousand feet, twenty thousand feet

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06. Hungry Years (5:08)


They came down from the north
To the plough they were forged
On the traces of a man who'd been before
Right up from the street
Came the ranks of unemployed
Then everything became the hungry years

They searched the hungry years (*)
For the triumphs by the fears
There's a chance they had to take
They were waiting for a break
They searched the hungry years
For the triumphs by the fears
Some make it to the stars
Playing rock and roll guitars
Playing rock and roll guitars

They read under the lights (**)
To the jews and to the whites
The systems gonna change and understand them
The business world is deep
For a percentage of the heat
There was magic in the eyes
They couldn't see the lies
They watched it slowly die

(Repeat *)

Some take the fame
And some take the blame
Maybe they will and maybe they won't
Tonight...

(Repeat **)
(Repeat *)

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07. Sixth Form Girls (4:20)


Sixth form can't get out at night (*)
They keep them in, it's an awful sin
Should set them free and let them roam

The lights inside their dormitory
When they go black you sneak away
The plans are set but don't go yet
They run down town to join the crowds (**)
They're leaving school behind
They meet the boys from the factory
They're staying out all night, all night

Sixth form girls they're looking good
Skin tight jeans
They're out for fun
They drink wine late at night

Meet some man who'll make them laugh
Buy them drinks and make a pass
Take them back to a penthouse flat

(Repeat **)

Sixth form girls take their pick of men
They're learning fast the ways of love
Just sixteen, teenage dream

(Repeat *)
(Repeat **)

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08. Dallas 1PM (6:27)


Down on main street the scene was set
They check out the fuel turn the radio on
Open the gates, assemble the gun
Wait at the red, for the president's run

The world was shocked that fateful day (*)
A young man's lot was blown away, away
Dallas 1 p.m., 1 p.m.

Right and left in the back of the head
Screaming confusion, shots rip the air
Cadillac racing, cops on the run
They couldn't believe the president's hit

The shooting stunned as I seemed to run
Is he dead, no-one will say
Around the world the news was flashed
We sat and watched your tragic history
(Repeat *)

The world was shocked
In Dallas 1 p.m.
We sat and watched
Tragic history

The world was shocked
In Dallas 1 p.m.

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03.02.2015 UK Newcastle
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04.02.2015 UK Nottingham
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05.02.2015 UK Wolverhampton
Wulfrun Hall  
 

CD

Saxon
Wheels Of Steel
Strong Arm Of The Law
Denim And Leather
The Eagle Has Landed
Power And The Glory
Crusader
Innocence Is No Excuse
Rock The Nations
Destiny
Rock N' Roll Gypsies
Greates Hits Live
Solid Ball Of Rock
Forever Free
Dogs Of War
The Eagle Has Landed II
Unleash The Beast
Wheels / Strong Arm
BBC Sessions
Metalhead
Killing Ground
Heavy Metal Thunder
Lionheart
Eagle Has Landed III
The Very Best Of Saxon
The Inner Sanctum
Live To Rock
Into The Labyrinth
Call To Arms
Sacrifice

DVD

The Saxon Chronicles
To Hell And Back Again
Heavy Metal Thunder - Live - Eagles Over Wacken