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D I S C O G R A P H Y


thug of love
Thug of Love

All songs written by Dirk Hamilton, except Need Some Body by Dirk Hamilton and Don Evans

©1980 & 2007
Rabbit Songs BMI

Wounded Bird Records
WB 6249

 

 

 

 

 

1 Out to Unroll the Wheel World 

Bonus Tracks
2 Turn Off the T.V. 11 Dance in Deeper Motion
3 Colder Than Mexican Snow listen 12 Dry Jawbone
4 Moses & Me 13 New Dark Age
5 I Will Acquiesce listen 14 The World is OK
6 The Main Attraction 15 Soul & Body
7 Need Some Body listen 16 Overcoats
8 Wholly Bowled Over listen 17 Moses & Me (acoustic)
9 Change in a Child's Hand  
10 In A Miracle  


Songs 11-17 under license from Dirk Hamilton
Tracks 1-10 1980 and 2007 Electra Entertainment Group
All selections produced under license from Electra Entertainment Group






 
    LYRICS  
   

OUT TO UNROLL THE WHEEL WORLD

American pedestrian won't you look in my eyes?
Eyes mesmerized on the sidewalk could please look up

I spend my time out walkin' aimless in the street
Where the tire is king and feet is obsolete
Out in the street, feet's obsolete
I'm Out To Unroll the Wheel World

Diamond Jim once told me "Time is like a pearl,
spend it like you would your time inside a girl."
Wham bam, thankyou ma'am
I'll catch ya' later if I can
I'm Out To Unroll the Wheel World
When I move like a hero
I feel like Geronimo
Fill my tank with victory
Set my feet out on the street
I'm Out To Unroll the Wheel World

Fill my tank with victory
Set my feet out on the street
I'm Out To Unroll the Wheel World
Out to Unroll, I'm Out to Unroll,
I'm Out To Unroll the Wheel World
Out to Unroll, I'm Out to Unroll,
I'm Out To Unroll the Wheel World

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TURN OFF THE T.V.

O honey heed me, turn off the T.V.
Somethin' that's alive has gotta arrive
Even with a real dull man like me

When I thought the ties were cut
I felt a sudden tug
O honey move please
Honey move please
O honey move please
And when ya' move
Please move to move me

We could've danced to the music
that our heartbeats made
But you insist upon the trance
that they listed on the Hit Parade

O honey move please
And when ya' move please

Like the little birdies in a nest
in a hole in a motel sign,
You and me we could do just fine
And when the song that they sing as they sit
Up on the pipes of the neon lights
It sounds alright

No ties are cut
I still feel the tug
O honey move please
And when ya' move please move to move me

Honey when ya' move please move to move me
'Cuz I'm tickled by the rub of love
And I'm tickled by the rub of love
O honey move please--
Turn Off the T.V.

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COLDER THAN MEXICAN SNOW listen

Chihuahua is white tonight covered with snow everywhere
And the fountain pipes froze so the water don't squirt in the square
Oh I still sing, tho' I don't understand anything.
And the bartender's wearing my ring

It's all white, all white, all white
It's all white, all white, all white
Oh Juanita, it's colder than the mexican snow
Juanita, it's colder than the mexican snow

Juanita my noggin was clangin' like the dong of doom
And after the fight tonight no one came back to my room
Well, however tough it can get, it can get tougher yet,
And I'm gonna see tougher I bet

It's all white, all white, all white
It's all white, all white, all white
Oh Juanita, it's colder than the mexican snow

A fat man sawin' on a violin
A woman with a head, a halo
He led with the left and the right busted in
And Oh the snow, it's all aglow

It's all white, all white, all white
It's all white, all white, all white
Oh Juanita, it's colder than the mexican snow
Oh Juanita, it's colder than the mexican snow
Oh Juanita, it's colder than the mexican snow

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MOSES & ME

Six to one a half a dozen to another ya' know the road is broad as it's long
When you're feelin' fair to middlin'
Sittin' ticklin' elephant ivory and cover a yawn
When the mountain split apart from the freeway
I remember when Moses & me
Went for the milk and the honey of the Mokulomne

He was hungry & I was fed up but I kept up
And he talked most the way
He said ya' think you're a cynic but you're a stone lover boy anyway
And we jigged in the moonlight behind the campfire light
skunked on a fifth of Ol' Tim
and we slept in a clearin' where the sound from the freeway was dim

O a kindred soul can help sometimes ya' know
There the laughter was hollow and the city was packed and fast
And we hustled and we were hungry and we were bumped and ignored as we past
And I walked around wide-eyed or drunk dead-fish-eyed
frazzled to crack any time
and the billboard on Pico said, "Try Our Tequila with Lime"

I said, "Moses, I don't think I can take this crap"
He said, "Suffer, Ya' gotta suffer out your Jesus rap"

Six to one a half a dozen to another ya' know the road is broad as it's long
When you're feelin' fair to middlin'
Sittin' ticklin' elephant ivory and cover a yawn
When the mountain split apart from the freeway
I remember when Moses & me
Went for the milk and the honey of the Mokulomne

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I WILL ACQUIESCE listen

Didn't the flowers keep their dew for you?
Didn't the rainbows accommodate you too?
Didn't our bodies make music in the sun?
Wasn't the movement in rhythm with the yellow beatin' down

Should we put it to the test
separate and take a rest?
Do what you think's best and I will acquiesce

Under the laws of nature we all are outlaws now
Doesn't the ocean sound just like applause?
So don't talk of love, I don't wanna hear it
You can see me in the sun or leave me to the moonglow

Should we put it to the test
separate and take a rest?
Do what you think's best and I will acquiesce
Do what you think's best and I will acquiesce
Do what you think's best and I will acquiesce...

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THE MAIN ATTRACTION

Crackerjacks take me back
to the time I sat suspended on a screen
I's comin' unglued my body moved
but under the gun of the man who shot the scene
Now everything is better 'cuz now I am the director

So give me light, give me more light,
I need more light
Lights/Camera/Action
I'm the main attraction

Wrapped up in a new cocoon yesterday
your smile triggered my memory
but your eyes were glazed
It's a cold cruel world cowardly me have made
and I'll come to the rescue but ya' gotta give me somethin' to save
'Cuz they're waitin' for you at the cannery
With your fear and your feelings of inadequacy

So let's go tippy toe deep down into dream
And demand satisfaction
Tolerate no distractions
Lights/Camera/Action
You're the main attraction

We need more light, more light
We need more light
Lights/Camera/Action
We're the main Attraction
Ya' gotta come on
Action/Motion/...(love)

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NEED SOME BODY listen

So many women want me to let 'em move in
It's got me to thinkin' that the pickin's 'round here gotta be real slim
Sometimes I take 'em in the bedroom, crawl 'em into bed
I feel bad sometimes I don't know

'Cuz when I need some body to touch my body
I get somebody gonna fit my body right here

Spring's the time for thinkin' 'bout sweet romance
I can feel my body movin' in my clothes, my legs in my pants
Sweet sweet romance and legs inside of pants
They'll be steppin' out

'Cuz when I need some body to touch my body
I get somebody gonna fit my body right here

And I'm tired of bein' alone
I'm tired of bein' all by myself
And when the telephone is ringin' it's only somebody else

Hi-Fi woman with diamonds in your eyes
Hi-Fi woman you're very tough to find
And when I need some body to touch my body
I get somebody gonna fit my body right here
And when I need some body to touch my body
I get somebody but not just anyone, yeah
If ya' fit right

I wanna hold ya' I wanna kiss ya'
But ya' gotta fit
I wanna hold ya' I wanna kiss ya'
Try here we go
If ya' fit right
And I need somebody now
'Cuz I'm tired of bein' alone now

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WHOLLY BOWLED OVER listen

After the double backed beast
I roll over
a Thug of Love
There's no sign of life
but that should just remind ya' girl
Don't admit defeat when spring and everything is new
There's a light
but it isn't blindin' girl
and when we're finally off our feet
I feel it under me in you
and when we're finally off our feet
I feel it under me in you

After ya' did what ya' did
I'm so sober
a Thug of Love
I'm wholly bowled over
Wholly bowled over
Wholly bowled over
Wholly bowled over

There's some kinda light now
and some kinda magic
that you're underminin' girl
Scream it, shout about it
There's not a shadow of a doubt
ain't no doubt about it
You shook me and ya' took me
then you shut me out
Don't admit defeat
tho' ya shut me out, ya' shut me out
I don't admit defeat

After ya' did what ya' did
I'm so sober
a Thug of Love
Hey you waste of my time
Don't look me up ya' need a friend some time
I, I'm tellin' ya' one more time how I'm
Wholly bowled over
Wholly bowled over
Wholly bowled over...

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CHANGE IN A CHILD'S HAND

All I can do
Every large and small disorder in me's in front of you
Dreams and wishes on the wings of hope
sometimes get through
When there's change in a child's hand

Drippin' candle in Madrid

Reflect upon the kid ya' hid
and all the younger things ya' did
and so ya' buy a flower and give the kid a dollar
and leave the change in a child's hand

And I'm standin' in the wet
I wanna see your face and yet
The window's clouded with your breath
and I'll have to wait awhile
I'll have to wait awhile I guess

There's music everywhere
and you're just afraid
Won't ya' let that disappear
Settle back and hear the jingle
Of the change in a child's hand
Settle back and hear the jingle
the jingle of the change in a child's hand...

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IN A MIRACLE

When I got the card ya' sent
Postmark Dartford, Kent
It knocked me for a loop
Blue absolute rain came down in parachutes
Ya' said, "Keep in Touch"
When I need that touch so much

In a miracle
We live in a miracle
Keep in touch

In a miracle
We live in a miracle
Keep in touch

As the trees and leaves explode
You cut loose the load I towed
Now only for you
The flowers stick up
And so do I my little buttercup

In a miracle
We live in a miracle
Keep in touch

In a miracle
We live in a miracle
Keep in touch

As the flowers erupt, so can I my little buttercup
Keep in touch 'cuz I need that touch so much
and I'll be there for you
From dead ends and false friends I'll take you

Into a miracle
Smack dab into a miracle
Just call my name out loud
Above the cattle crowd
and keep in touch
'cuz I need that, and ya' need that,
and we need that—
we need that touch so much
so much
so much, buttercup

We're livin' in a miracle
Livin' in a miracle
Thank you, Bless you girl

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