Genesis

Blood on the rooftops

Dark and grey, an english film, the wednesday play
We always watch the queen on christmas day
Wont you stay?

Though your eyes see shipwrecked sailors youre still dry
The outlooks fine though wales might have some rain
Saved again.

Lets skip the news boy (Ill make some tea)
The arabs and the jews boy (too much for me)
They get me confused boy (puts me off to sleep)
And the thing I hate – oh lord!
Is staying up late, to watch some debate, on some nations fate.

Hypnotised by batman, tarzan, still surprised!
Youve won the west in time to be our guest
Name your prize!

Drop of wine, a glass of beer dear whats the time?
The grime on the tyne is mine all mine all mine
Five past nine.

Blood on the rooftops – venice in the spring
Streets of san francisco – a word from peking
The trouble was started – by a young errol flynn
Better in my day – oh lord!
For when we got bored, wed have a world war, happy but poor

So lets skip the news boy (Ill go make that tea)
Blood on the rooftops (too much for me)
When old mother goose stops – theyre out for 23
Then the rain at lords stopped play
Seems helen of troy has found a new face again.

It’s alright

Its no use saying that its alright, its alright.
But where were you after midnight, midnight.
Heard a bang, bang, bang; down they go
Its just a job you do
Cos the harder they run, and the harder they fall.
Im coming down hard on you.

Now no-one saw what you looked like, what you looked like
Like a stranger you came out of the night, out of the night
Cos someone put the word on you, and I hope my aim is true.

Cos I got a name, and I got a number, I gotta line on you
I got a name, and I got a number, Im coming after you

Dont keep saying that its alright, its alright,
It seems you went just a little too far this time
Heard a bang bang bang, and down you go,
Its just a job I do,
Cos the harder you run the harder you fall,
Im coming down hard on you, hard on you – I hope my aim is true.

I got a name, and I got a number, I got a line on you
I got a name, and I got a number, and Im coming after you

Keep running, keep running; city to city
Even if youre innocent,
You can cause too much embarrassment
And though your heart is breaking,
And you know theres no mistaking.
Cos you feel your life line breaking (keep running, keep running)
You can feel your hands are shaking (keep running, keep running)
And no-one answers the telephone
You can never never ever go home alone
And though your heart is aching
And you know theres no mistaking.
The footsteps close behind.

Now dont pretend that you sleep at night, but sleep tight
And cant you feel that the time is right, its alright.
Heard a bang bang bang, and down you go
Oh no-one really cares
Cos the harder you run, and the harder you fall.
Im coming down hard on you, hard on you – Im hoping that my aim is
True.

I got a name, and I got a number, I got a line on you
I got a name, and I got a number, Im coming after you

I got a name, and I got a number, I got a line on you
I got a name, and I got a number, I got a job to do.