ELP / WORKS II

                   

TIGER IN A SPOTLIGHT

Bass - playing in my face - grabbin' the elastic 
Drums - listen here she comes - hammerin' the plastic 
Keys - I play 'em all with ease - Freeze! Your shakin' at the knees 
You're doin' somethin' drastic - chasin' the fantastic 

To dine with tigers in the sky 
But did you ever stop to wonder why? 

Man - living in a can - skippin' with a suit-case 
Frail - living in a gale - slipping on a blue face 
Claws - are scratching at the doors - Pause: If you don't lose your oars 
You're trippin' on a shoe lace - racin' to each new place
To screw your shadow in the sky 
But did you ever stop to wonder why? 

Sun - help me when I run - bleedin' from the moonlight 
Nurse - help me with a verse - I need to sing the tune right 
Days - I wasted in the maze - Raise your eyes above the ways 
To keep a silver spoon bright - fly up to balloon height 
To ride the spotlight in the sky 
But did you ever stop to wonder why?



BRAIN SALAD SURGERY

Brain Salad Surgery
It will murder you, it murdered me
We made it for our enemy
Brain Salad Surgery

We've got a ballad
About a salad brain
With assurgence
In a dirty bit again

Brain Salad Surgery
It will work for you, it works for me
Brain rat perversity
Brain Salad Surgery

We've got a ballad
About a salad brain
With assurgence
In a dirty bit again

Brain Salad Surgery
It will work for you, it works for me
Brain rat perversity
Brain Salad Surgery

We've got a ballad
About a salad brain
With assurgence
In a dirty bit again




WATCHING OVER YOU


Good night, good night
Look at that moon shine so bright
And tonight he smiles 
Especially for you

Sleep tight, sleep tight 
Know everything is alright
And tonight I will be here 
Watching over you

For tonight I will be here watching over you 
Tonight I'll be here watching over you 

Sweet dreams, sweet dreams 
It is never as real as it seems
And in the morning when you wake up 
I will be right here

Sleep on, sleep on
For no matter how dark or how long 
It may seem that your night is 
I will still be here

I will still be here watching, watching over you
So sleep, little darling, sleep on through

So be still, be still 
For you know that I always will 
Tonight and forever 
Be watching over you

For tonight and forever, be watching over you
So sleep, little darling, sleep on through
I will be watching over you...



SO FAR TO FALL


I was "Master Faster", I was "Mr. Mystery"
There wasn't a mortal man was gonna make a monkey out of me
I had reflex, action, first strike capability
So high - so tall - so far to fall

I took my time, my life was all without a cause
Till she came bursting through the frontdoor of my heart
Just like the signs that say I'll follow by a star
Once more, no blame, I'm far, no name 

Too much, too soon, a touch of moon
A burst balloon, so far, so far to fall
Ooh she had me, she had me running rings around the floor
She had me nailed to a door, she had me crying out
She had me crying out for more, more, more, more, more, more, more
She bad me, she tied me up in knots like a piece of a string
She did a thing to my thing, she did a thing to my thing
Like it's never been done before

Too much, too soon...

I saw stars, in the night, I was hers, I was high
I had so far to fall, such a long way to fall
And I fell and I fell and I fell

So if you're "Master Blaster" or you're "Mr. Mystery"
Don't think you're insulated from love's electricity
There'll be no escape for you, there was no escape for me
So high - so tall - one night you're bound to fall.



I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS 

They said there'll be snow at Christmas 
They said there'll be peace on Earth 
But instead it just kept on raining 
A veil of tears for the Virgin birth
I remember one Christmas morning 
A winters light and a distant choir 
And the peal of a bell and that Christmas Tree smell 
AND EYES full of tinsel and fire 

They sold me a dream of Christmas 
They sold me a Silent Night 
And they told me a fairy story 
'Till I believed in the Israelite 
And I believed in Father Christmas 
And I looked to the sky with excited eyes 
'Till I woke with a yawn in the first light of dawn 
And I saw him and through his disguise 

I wish you a hopeful Christmas 
I wish you a brave New Year 
All anguish pain and sadness 
Leave your heart and let your road be clear 
They said there'll be snow at Christmas 
They said there'll be peace on Earth 
Hallelujah Noel be it Heaven or Hell 
The Christmas we get we deserve.



SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME

Show me the way to go home
I'm tired and I want to go to bed
I had a little drink about an hour ago
And it’s gone right to my head
Everywhere I roam
Over land or sea or foam
You can always hear me singing this song
Said show me the way to go home

Show me the way to go home
I'm tired and I want to go to bed
I had a little drink about an hour ago
And it’s gone right to my head
Everywhere that I roam
Over land or sea or foam
You can always hear me singing this song
Show me the way to go home

Show me, show me
Show me the road I leach home
Show me, show me
Show me the way to go home
Everywhere that I roam
Over land or sea or foam
You can always hear me singing this song
Said show me, show me the way, to go home.