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SOLID BALL OF ROCK (1990)

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Tracklist

01. Solid Ball Of Rock
02. Altar Of The Gods
03. Requiem (We Will Remember)
04. Lights In The Sky
05. I Just Can't Get Enough
06. Baptism Of Fire
07. Ain't Gonna Take It
08. I'm On Fire
09. Overture In B-Minor/Refugee
10. Bavarian Rhapsody
11. Crash Dive

Japanese album only
12. Requiem (We Will Remember)
13. Reeperbahn Stomp

Produced by: SAXON and Kalle Trapp

 

Lyrics

 

01. Solid Ball Of Rock (4:40)


One night in Louisiana
Down by Highway 84
You would hear a strange dog calling
Outside his mama's door
The baby was a killer
The cousin was a priest
The baby upped and said
I play the music of the beast
The devil in concordia
Looked down and waved his hands
The boy with jack-hawk eyes
Became the leader of the band
The connoseur of rhythm
Rock and roll and swing
But when it comes to boogie
You know that he's the king

Solid ball of rock (*)
Solid ball of rock
Solid ball of rock
Crashing out of the sky
Shakin' all over
But he don't know why

The devil went to Memphis
As he flew into the sun
Howled about redemption
With a bible and a gun
The preacher beat his chest
And cried: "Set my people free"
The killer said: "I drag you
To the gates of hell with me

Repeat (*)

The killer he was born again
He saw the gates of hell
The preacher found redemption
In a Jacksonville motel
Devil take the hindmost
They're running out of breath
They're gonna have a reckon
With the chilling hand of death

Repeat * two times

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02. Altar Of The Gods (3:42)


Come from the woods
Out of the hills
Come from the cities
Down from the moors
Make your way down the golden path
To stand before the temple

Power is the name (*)
To stay on the top your aim
Money rules the game
The winner takes the gain

Come smash the old
Come cut the land
Come carve the stone
Come forge the steel
From out of desolation rise
The symbols of your power

Your towers of steel stand proud
Cathedrals of a new age
Let all with greed come worship here
At the altar of the gods

(Repeat *)

Wall street crash
Financial sting
Live for the dollar
Profit the share
The shame of generations fast
Reflected in the city

(Repeat *)

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03. Requiem (We Will Remember) (5:18)


Somewhere in the night
A candle burns for you
The eternal flame
The light keeps shining on
Your music is immortal
It's stood the test of time
You're gone but not forgotten
You walk with us

We will remember (*)
They were born to rock and roll

This song's a celebration
Of what you gave to us
The legacy you left still marches on
Still they play your music
All around the world
Blasting through the airwaves
To the stars

(Repeat *)

From London to Chicago
From the mountains to the sea
The legacy you left
Will never die

(Repeat *)

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04. Lights In The Sky (4:07)


Silver ships across the sky
Something I have never seen before
Was it true or fantasy
I don't know the answers anymore
All I know is what I saw
Something shooting fast across the sky

Did we see a rocket ship (*)
From another star
Shooting through our galaxy
Coming from afar
I shee your lights
Shining in the sky
Shining in the sky

Leave your signs across the land
Mysteries, the answers that we seek
Coming from another world
Seen your circles in the golden sheaf
One day soon we'll talk to you
Find out if you come to us in peace

(Repeat *)

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05. I Just Can't Get Enough (4:38)


Take it down easy
Take it down low
Slide it to the bottom
And shake it real slow
Now move it to the side
And squeeze it real tight
Is there any wonder
I'm losing my sight

Get me to the doctor
I gotta get a shot

I just can't get enough of you (*)
I do anything that you want me to
I just can't get enough of you, oh no
I just can't get enough of you
I do anything that you want me to
I just can't get enough of you tonight
Oh no!

Gotta swing it to the front
Slide it to the back
Grind it real slow
I like it like that
Now turn it round good
Stroke it down bad
You're giving me a feeling
That I've never had

Get me to the doctor
I'm running too hot

(Repeat *)

Let me down easy
Let me down slow
Hold me down tight
And never let go

Get me to a doctor
I got it real bad

(Repeat *)

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06. Baptism Of Fire (3:13)


Can you hear the thunder rolling (*)
Somewhere in the night
Twenty thousand voices screaming
Blinded by the light
Makes no difference who you are
Or where you're going to
The sound of fury splits the night
Above the chosen few

Welcome to the nightmare
Let the show begin
Baptism of fire

Take the eagles from the sky
And ride into the sun
Make a stand, the time has come
The tournament's begun
Throw the dice, spin the wheel
Turn the card of fate
The day is coming soon my friend
You don't have to wait

Welcome to the nightmare
Let the show begin
Baptism of fire

(Repeat *)

Welcome to the nightmare
Let the show begin
Baptism of fire

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07. Ain't Gonna Take It (4:52)


Bad luck and trouble
Get out of my way
My lady fortune's
Coming to stay
Don't need no bullshit
No mister Big
Don't need no contract
No papers to rig

I don't need trouble
I don't need pain
My lady fortune's
Coming back again

I ain't gonna take it
Take it no more
'Cause when push comes to shove
This can't be love
So I ain't gonna take it no more

Bad luck and trouble
Get out of my face
You're just a loser
Get off of my case
Can't stand the thunder
Can't keep me down
You're going nowhere
Stop messing around

I don't need trouble
I don't need pain
My lady fortune's
Coming back again

I ain't gonna take it
Take it no more
'Cause when push comes to shove
This can't be love
So I ain't gonna take it no more

Bad luck and trouble
Are passing me by
Your days are numbered
It's your turn to cry
No time for losers
With nothing to say
Sunshine and blue skies
Are heading my way

I ain't gonna take it
Take it no more
'Cause when push comes to shove
This can't be love
So I ain't gonna take it no more

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08. I'm On Fire (4:24)


You're driving me crazy
You're out of control
You're breaking all the rules
Sneaking out your back door
You're nothing but a wild child
Running round in town
'Cause if this is hell
Then I'm going down

Somebody call for emergency (*)
Somebody rescue me

I'm on fire (**)
I'm on fire
Somebody rescue me
I'm on fire

My temperature's rising
A hundred and four
You're looking too hot
I'm standing in a heat wave
You're nothing but a sex-show
You're making me yearn
You're taking me down baby
And I'm gonna burn

(Repeat * and **)

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09. Overture In B-Minor/Refugee (5:37)


Cry for the children
Sons and daughters left behind
They walk alone, down the trail of tears
Full of heartache, full of fear

You stand with open arms
Waiting for the fall
But who'll be there to help you
When you're back's against the wall

You'll be sailing home before the storm (*)
Through the night into the dawn
On the wind, I hear your voice calling
Sailing home before the storm

Why, cry the people
Give me shelter from the storm
They take the road
Across the bridge of sighs
No more heartache the other side

You stand with open arms
You scream into the night
But who'll be there beside you
Can you see the end in sight

(Repeat *)

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10. Bavarian Rhapsody (1:15)


Instrumental
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11. Crash Dive (3:08)


I just got the news
You're back in town
You're working for a good time
Are you still going down
You're little too crazy
You ain't gonna last
The candle lit at both ends
And it's burning too fast

You're going down (*)
Out of control
You're on a crash dive baby

You're talking too much
You're run out of time
You're walking on the limit
You're way out of line
It's a little too easy
To get what you will
You're running with the wolf baby
You're there for the kill

(Repeat *)

I just got the news
You're back in town
You're looking for a good time
You're still hanging round

(Repeat *)

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04.11.2014 DE Saarbrucken
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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