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INNOCENCE IS NO EXCUSE (1985)

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Tracklist

01. Rockin' Again
02. Call Of The Wild
03. Back On The Streets
04. Devil Rides Out
05. Rock N' Roll Gypsy
06. Broken Heroes
07. Gonna Shout
08. Everybody Up
09. Raise Some Hell
10. Give It Everything You've Got

Produced by: Simon Hanhart

 

Lyrics

 

01. Rockin' Again (5:15)



I'm standing in the dark, let the music start
I can hear you call out my name
I see the flashing lights cutting through the night
The spotlight is shining on you
I've always been around
I'll never let you down
I've seen it through right from the start

We'll be rockin' together, rockin' again (*)
We'll be rockin' together, rockin' again

I'm standing in the dark, let the music start
I can hear you call out my name

Do what you wanna do tonight
We're gonna make you feel alright
Do what you wanna do tonight

Stop the show, I gotta go
But we'll be back for more

(Repeat *)

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02. Call Of The Wild (4:04)


You're waiting for the night
Keeping out of sight
Standing on the street for kicks
Looking for a thrill
You know you're dressed to kill
Turning all the young boys on
Treat them all the same, life is just a game
Breaking every heart around
She's really got it made
Driving me insane
But you're running out of time

It's the call of the wild (*)
Creatures of the night
It's the call of the wild
Calling you tonight

Take it on the run, life is just for fun
Trying everything in sight
Living fast and wild
You're a restless child
Running with the night
Running with desire, fighting fire with fire
No-one's gonna put you out
Run with the pack, never lookin' back
Only the strong will survive

(Repeat *)

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03. Back On The Streets (4:00)


We've been out in the cold
Trying to get in
We've been ripped off and rolled
Heads in a spin

Nothing can stop us breaking through
Finding our way back home to you
Standing alone in the fight
You've never been out of our sight

We're back on the streets again (*)
We're back on our feet again
Out of the night
Into the light
We're back on our feet again
We're back, we're back on the streets again
We're back, we're back on the streets again

Caught in a crossfire
No-one can win
They bled off the power
Our spirit within
Standing our ground
We're digging in
This time round
We're gonna win
The banners are flying high
We're reaching for the sky

(Repeat *)

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04. Devil Rides Out (4:23)


Cast your spell in the night
Blackhearted woman mistifies
Heart of stone cold as ice
Play the cards roll the dice

You're a devil in disguise
I see the evil in your eyes
Used to love you but now I know
Devil woman won't let go

She's a devil, a devil rides out (*)
She's a devil, a devil rides out

Spin the wheel cast my fate
Wicked body filled with hate
Feel your power in my soul
Trapped inside your crystal ball

Turn the key lock me in
Keep me hungry for your sin
We were lovers from the start
Stop the torture of my heart

I'm the loser in the game
You're the keeper you got me tamed
You're the priestess with eyes of fire
Now I see that you're a liar

I've been a fool I should have known
You were evil up to the bone
Break the spell and let me go
It's not a secret anymore

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05. Rock 'N' Roll Gipsy (4:16)


White line fever, takes me high
Another city, another lie
Another town, another face
Another woman to take your place

Catch the bullet, ride the storm
Drive me crazy 'till the dawn
Like an eagle flying high
Look for freedom in the sky

She's a rock 'n' roll gipsy (*)

Don't go breaking my heart
She's a rock 'n' roll gipsy
She's gonna tear me apart

Rolling thunder, moving on
Another time, another song
Another room, another night
Another dream, another fight

Keep on moving down the line
Gipsy woman on my mind
Ask no questions, tell no lies
See the answers in my eyes

(Repeat *)

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06. Broken Heroes (5:29)


They came to fight for glory in their thousands
Young men with their dreams
They died before the guns for their country
A book of faded pictures broken dreams

Where are they now (*)
Where are they now
Where are they now
Where are they now
The broken heroes

Uncle Sam is waiting with the draft card
He says you've got to fight the Vietcong
The stations full of flags and rule Britannia
The engine pulls you out towards the Somme

(Repeat *)

The pipes are calling young men back to Belfast
The general says you march to Stalingrad
You rode into the valley with the hundred
Seven lonely graves on Goose Green

(Repeat *)

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07. Gonna Shout (3:59)


We're gonna shout let it rock (*)
We're gonna shout let it roll
We're gonna shout let it rock
We're gonna shout let it roll

Are you feelin' hot, are you ready to rock
I'll take you to the edge, show me what you got
Are you looking for some action
Show me your reaction
You gotta raise your voices high
Rock will never die

(Repeat *)

Standing on your seat, can you feel the heat
The flames are getting higher, look into the fire
Can you feel it in your head
We're gonna wake the dead
You gotta raise your voices high
Rock will never die

Can you hear me, are you there
Shout it out
If you're with us tonight

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08. Everybody Up (3:29)


On your feet, I wanna see the whole place jumpin'
C'mon baby, can you feel the heat
Move up close, the boys are out to get ya
We don't care just what you got in mind

Said everybody up, everybody up (*)
Everybody up, everybody up

Stand in line, we're about to rock you
We all know what you came here for
Stamp your feet, this place is really rockin'
Rip it off, I wanna see some move

(Repeat *)

Up all night, we've been getting crazy
Going down, 'till you're satisfied
Raise your hands, shout and let me know
I wanna see you waisted from the show

(Repeat *)

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09. Raise Some Hell (3:41)


Hit me with the thunder
Tear this place apart
Can't wait a minute longer
Let the music start

Running with the tiger
I'm about to kill
Can't wait a minute longer
I wanna feel the thrill

Come on ride the rebel (*)
Raise the Texas yell
Dancing with the devil
We're gonna raise some hell

Riding on a stallion
The axe is gonna rule
Can you feel the fury
Screaming down on you

Showing you no mercy
We're gonna make you burn
Waiting for the lightning
You're never gonna learn

(Repeat *)

Outlaw of the highway
Branded by the law
Dancing with the devil
Make the dragon roar

Children of the future
Hear the rebel yell
Don't wait until tomorrow
We're gonna burn in hell

(Repeat *)

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10. Give It Everything You've Got (3:28)


Just another kid waiting for a break is just bad news
Everybody's working 9 to 5, you got to pay your dues
Listen to your heart, don't let them take away your time
Forget about tomorrow, stop waiting for a sign

Give it everything, give it everything you've got
Give it everything, give it everything you've got

Can you hear the whistle blowin' in the night somewhere down the line
Calling out your name baby, leave your blues behind
If you wanna take a change, step right up and ring the bell
Let me see your best shot, only time will tell

(Repeat *)

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25.07.2014 DE Seebronn
Rock Of Ages  
 
31.07.2014 DE Wacken
Wacken Open Air  
 
02.08.2014 AT Schwarzlsee/Graz
Seerock Festival  
 

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

DVD

The Saxon Chronicles
To Hell And Back Again