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Lyrics – The Devil Found Work2019-04-05T07:29:30+00:00

1) The Devil Found Work

Keeping off the highways keeping out of town
Keeping out of sight until the sun goes down
Don’t touch the telephone
Just let it ring
You never really know who might be listening in

It’s never been easy, it’s never been fun
It’s never been simple
Being on the run
But there’s nothing else that you can do
When the law is out there looking for you

A bank or two
Wouldn’t be hard to do
Get enough money to see me through
I should have known better than to take that gun
I swear I never meant to hurt anyone.

It’s always been crazy, It’s always been dumb
Blowing your future to kingdom come
But there’s nothing else that you can do
When nothing ever goes right for you

So judge and jury please listen to me
I’m not by nature an evil man
God seemed to laugh when I made plans
So the devil found work for idle hands

(The devil found work, The devil found work, The devil found work for idle hands)
(The devil found work, The devil found work, The devil found work for idle hands)

A getaway car, can take you so far
But sooner or later they know where you are
Then everything goes from bad to worse
I swear I wasn’t the one who fired first

It’s never been easy
It’s never been fun
Looking back on the things you’ve done
But I know I can honestly say
I had no other choice
But to go that way.

So judge and jury if you only knew me
You’d know I’ve been doing the best I can
But God seemed to laugh when I made plans
So the devil found work for idle hands

(The devil found work, The devil found work, The devil found work for idle hands)
(The devil found work, The devil found work, The devil found work for idle hands)

For most of my life I did nothing wrong
I worked so hard, and I worked so long,
But for all of those years it was plain to see
Nothing would ever work out for me

So judge and jury, please listen to me
I’m not as bad as you think I am
God seemed to laugh when I made plans
So the devil found work for idle hands

(The devil found work, The devil found work, The devil found work for idle hands)
(The devil found work, The devil found work, The devil found work for idle hands)

2) In Another Time, In Another Place

In these times,
I’ve never been at ease in these times,
I was always hoping I’d find
These times might start changing your mind

In this place,
I’ve never felt at home in this place
It’s the only place that I recall
Where things so unkindly, only serve to remind me
That to you I mean nothing at all.

But in another time,
In another place,
In some other circumstance, would that still be the case,
In another world, with another start
Could you ever find a place for me
In your heart.

In our lives
We see so many changes go by
So it hardly comes as any surprise
The changes they make to our lives

In our lives
Nothing’s ever certain at all
And nothing stays the same as I recall
And that keeps me going
When I’m going on knowing
That to you I mean nothing at all.

But In another time,
In another place,
In some other circumstance, would that still be the case,
In another world, with another start
Could you ever find a place for me
In your heart.

3) Political Shuffle

World you’ve seen a lot better
World you’ve seen a lot worse
World you’ve seen a lot of wheelin’ and dealin’
So you know we’re not the first
We’ve made plans that didn’t work out
We’ve made promises galore
But when it comes to the final check out
Oh, you’ll see that we promised you more

World could be a lot better
The world could be a lot worse
If there’s a way of improving it
Well you know we’ll be the first
We’ve made stands against the wrong things
We’ve held hands against the right
But when it comes to that final analysis
At least we were in for the fight
Yes we were

Political shuffle
Critical times
Flexing our muscles
In typical style
We’ve been standing by the sidewalk
We’ve been watching all the fun
We’ve been listening to the wild talk
And we’re ready and we’re raring to get things done
Just waiting for the chance to come
Yes we are, waiting for the chance to come

World you’ve seen a lot better
World you’ve seen a lot worse
And if there’s a way of improving it
Well you know we’ll be the first
We’ve made plans against the wrong things
We’ve held hands against the right
But when it comes to the final analysis
Oh , at least we were in for the fight

Yes we were
Political shuffle
Critical times
Flexing our muscles
In typical style
We’ve been standing on the sidewalk
We’ve been watching all the fun
We’ve been listening to the wild talk
And we’re ready and we’re raring to get things done
Just waiting for the chance to come
Yes we are, waiting for the chance to come
Political Shuffle
Political Shuffle

If I could only see the old school yard,
Where we used to play,
Peering out the windows on a rainy day,
Then I am sure the daily troubles,
of this silly old conceited world,
Would never find the time to get me down, no,
For things were kind of nice in my old home town.

If I could only see the places where we used to stop,
To have a hasty sandwich from the corner shop,
Then I am sure the daily troubles,
of this silly old conceited world,
Would never find the time to get me down, no,
For things were kind of nice in my old home town.

4) The Gentle Heart

The gentle heart,
Rules the wisest mind
And who knows where our minds may lead us
In time

A certain smile.
A fleeting glance
Who knows when a new romance
May come to your door,
Come to my door
And stay forever more

We’ll do what we can do
All we can really do
But who knows what the future is leading us to
And it’s true, troubles will come
And it’s true, troubles will go
But it’s true, some troubles may stay with us
For all we know

But the gentle heart
Will find its own sweet way
And I know that come what may
In the still of night
When the time is right
Our hearts will steal away.

5) There Comes A Time

I see no cause for celebration
When I look around the nations
There’s a lot of rearranging
But is it really changing
Are the rich just getting richer
And the poor just getting less

I see no sign of a transformation
From that old manipulation
Some people go to war
Never knowing what it’s for
Their leaders have a reason
And they keep it to themselves

There comes a time
To find out where we’re going
To go on without knowing
That would be the saddest thing
There comes a time
To question those we follow
Are they thinking of tomorrow
And what tomorrow may bring

I see no greater dedication
To the need for conservation
Do the creatures great and small
Mean nothing much at all
Do we treat the world around us
Like it couldn’t matter less

There comes a time
To find out where we’re going
To go on without knowing
That would be the saddest thing
There comes a time
To question those we follow
Are they thinking of tomorrow
And what tomorrow may bring

So I see no cause for celebration
When I look around the nations
Are we selfish are we blind
Do we simply fall in line
The winners are the grinners
And the losers suit themselves.
There comes a time
There comes a time

6) Lola (Life Just Carries Us On)

Out of the covers
And into the morning
Trying to see if the day is OK
That beautiful face
Peering out of the window
Will live in my memory
For all of my days

And Lola the day will just carry you on
Hopping and skipping and dancing along
So many roads out there to follow
Who knows the roads we can follow tomorrow

Under the bridges
And under the hedges
And into the playgrounds
And into the clear
The sound of your laughter
Will stay ever after
Like magical music
That plays in my ears

Out of the morning
And into the evening
Still trying to say all you’re wanting to say
That endless procession
Of childhood expressions
Will just keep me laughing
Through all of my days

And Lola life just carries us on
Hopping and skipping and dancing along
So many roads out there to follow
Who knows the roads you will follow tomorrow

So over the bridges
And over the hedges
And over the valleys
And over the hills
No matter where life
May eventually lead you
These days of your childhood
Will live with me still

7) Time

The talking was over
The anger was gone
There was no indication
We could go on
So I gave in to you
There was nothing else I could do
The options are always small
When you’ve simply got no choice at all

Time had made this impression
Time had made me believe
That time was the mover of mountains
And the mover of mountains
Could bring you closer to me
But time has taught me a lesson
Time has bought me to see
That time may change us forever
But it can’t bring together
What never was meant to be

There’s a madness in all of us
When it comes to romance
We keep hoping for miracles
When we know there’s no chance
Waiting for the chips to fall
When the writing is on the wall
Hoping that time alone
Can make something out of nothing at all

Time had been my obsession
Time had made me believe
That time was the mover of mountains
And the mover of mountains
Could bring you closer to me
But time has taught me a lesson
Time has bought me to see
That time may change us forever
But it can’t bring together
What never was meant to be

8) Saskia

No-one knows where Saskia goes
When her little mind goes wandering
No use any of us wondering
There’s just no use at all

Who can say in Saskia’s day
What she’ll be contemplating
No use speculating
Just no use at all

She could do something crazy
She could do something kind
She could do something clever
That’ll blow your mind
And we knew she could
And we knew she would
Do something nice
Do something good

But no-one knows why Saskia chose
To be a little girl of mystery
There’s no use wondering how this could be
Just no use at all

Some people are open books
Some people are easy to read
Some people wear their hearts
On their sleeves
And others have secret thoughts
Just theirs to keep
They say still waters
Run deep

So no-one knows where Saskia goes
When her little mind goes wandering
No use any of us wondering
There’s just no use at all

9) Fairy Tales

So you don’t believe in magic
And you don’t believe in miracles
And you don’t believe that fairy tales
Ever can come true
Well I’m telling you
That may be so
But there’s a whole lot of answers
That we don’t know

I’m telling you
There are things about this life
You never knew
There’s a fairy tale or two
That has come true
There’s a mystery in all the things we do
Don’t ask me why
There’s a little more to life than meets the eye
There’s a lot of magic things
Just written on the wind
There’s a little more to see
Than what we’re seeing

It’s so easy to be sensible
It’s so easy to be cynical
It’s so easy to say if we don’t see it
Well there’s nothing there at all
Well that may be so
But just the same
There’s a whole lot that happens
That we can’t explain

I’m telling you
There are things about this life
We never knew
There’s a miracle or two
That has come true
There’s a mystery in everything thing we do
Don’t ask me why
There’s a little more to life than meets the eye
There are many magic things
Flying by on silent wings
There’s a little more to hear
Than what we’re hearing

I’m telling you
There are things about this life
We never knew
There’s a miracle or two
That has come true
There’s a mystery in many things we do
Don’t ask me why
There’s a little more to life than meets the eye
There are feelings deep within
Just waiting to begin
There’s a little more to know
Than what we’re knowing
I’ll go on living just the same,
‘Cause loving you has made me wiser,
Made me stop to realise, and,
Now I see it very clearly,
Love is just a state of mind.

Now I know your love was nothing,
but a lie and I’ll tell you why,
Now I’ve got the sense to realise,
what was there before my eyes.

10) EMMYLOU ( Those Funny Things You Do)

Emmylou Emmylou
Are you ready Emmylou
There’s a new day out there just waiting
For you Emmylou

Emmylou Emmylou
Those great big eyes of blue
They tell me there’ll be no hesitating
For you Emmylou

There will be moments of a dancing queen
And screams of laughter on the trampoline
And riding faster when you can’t be seen
No matter what we say
Like a bird in a gilded cage
Always certain to take centre stage
Saying things like someone twice your age
That takes our breath away

Emmylou Emmylou
Those funny things you do
How did we live without you
Emmylou Emmylou

And there will be those crazy scenes
Like something on a TV screen
That sense of humour’s always been
A part of every game
Like an angel in disguise
So young but yet so wise
You came into our lives
And we’ve never been the same

Emmylou Emmylou
Those crazy things you do
How did we live without you
Emmylou Emmylou

Emmylou Emmylou
Those funny things you do
How did we live without you
Emmylou Emmylou

11) HOME

I remember the day as I drove away
Leaving that place of my childhood
And the tears just flowed, as I drove down that road
I knew I was gone for good
And I looked in the mirror at family and friends
Shouting and waving till I’d rounded that bend
And visions of home the only home I had known
Rode with me down every highway

Home is a place that we take when we go
A trusted companion into a world we don’t know
A place so familiar a place in the sun
A place in our lives where it all begun
So let the road take me wherever it takes me
And let the world prove to be cruel and unkind
Home is there waiting in the back of my mind
And that’s where I go in those hard times.

There are times in this life
When there’s trouble and strife
And there’s no-one around you can turn to
Times in this life when you’re hanging on tight
And there’s nothing much else you can do
Well I’ve had my problems and I’ve had my pain
I’ve had those days in the wind and the rain
And visions of home, the only home I had known
Still rode with me down every highway

Home is a place that we take when we go
A trusted companion into a world we don’t know
A place so familiar a place in the sun
A place in our lives where it all begun
So let the world make me, be whatever it makes me
And let the world choose to be no friend of mine
Home is there waiting in the back of my mind
And that’s where I go in those hard times.

12) Gypsy (Life Hurries By So Quickly)

13) Further Down The Line

Even in our quieter moments
We were the ones who were born to run
We were the firm believers
We were life’s receivers
Of a world only made for some
And the years went by on golden wings
In pursuit of our wild manoeuvrings
Saying we had to do those kind of things
If only the good die young
Never a care for the warnings
Never a care for the signs
There’d be time to care
And there’d be time to spare
Further down the line

Further down the line
Further down the line
We could hear life calling
Further down the line
We could see the dangers
We can make the changes
We could do all kinds of things
Further down
Further down the line

But where will the judgement leave us
What will the verdict say
How will the future view us all
On some far and distant day
When the years have gone on their golden wings
In pursuit of our wild manoeuvrings
Saying we have to do those kind of things
If that’s how the west was won
Never a care for the warnings
Never a care for the signs
How will the future view our kind
Further down the line.

Further down the line
Further down the line
We can hear life calling
Further down the line
We can see the dangers
We can make the changes
We can do all kinds of things
Further down
Further down the line

Further down the line
Further down the line
Further down the line

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