Thin Lizzy lyrics - Album: Vagabonds of the Western World [1973]

Mama Nature Said

Mama nature said

It's murder what you've done

I sent you forth my brightest world

Now it's nearly gone

Birds and bees

Been telling me

You can't see

The forest for the trees

You cover up your lies

With sympathies

And I got no solutions

To your persecution

Mama nature said

I can't believe it's true

I gave you life and food for thought

Look what did you do

You're killing my rivers

Drowning my baby streams

Day by day by day by day

I hear them scream

I'm so disillusioned

I'm so disillusioned

Mama nature said

You're guilty of this crime

Now it's not just a matter of fact

But just a matter of time

Cruel will be the vengeance

So savage is the deed that's done

And I've got no solutions

To your own pollutions

The Hero and the Madman


The hero he rode a white horse

Across the desert to where his woman was

He'd been riding for four days

When he saw the tower where she was locked

In the moonlight he left his old steed

Near the drawbridge that he crossed

And by way of a rope ladder

He tip-toed to where his woman was

If I recall you're the actor

Who followed the stars

Searching for

The lost city of mars

Hoping time would heal the scars

Knowing fate held no bars

Are you the one

That I think you are?

Are you the hero or are you the madman?

The madman climbed

The steeple spire

Go higher said the crowd

From down below

But...the world's on fire cried the madman

From the steeple spire

You're a liar cried the crown

From down below

The madman climbed the steeple spire

And let a crystal ball tear

Fall on the crown

From down below

If I recall you're the actor

Who took to the stage

Set the world ablaze

With your anger and your rage

With every new leaf

You turned and wrote a new page

Cleverly concealing

Your real age

Those that knew you

Were always quite amazed

Are you the one

Who can take this praise?

Are you the hero or are you the madman?

You're the only one

Who can save us

Said the wizard

Or all is lost

Slow Blues


My baby don't love me

My baby's gone and made me sad

My baby don't love me

My baby's gone and made me sad

A hard hearted woman

A hard hearted woman true

My baby don't love me

My baby don't love me

Oh baby, let the flags fly at half mast

Let this darkened hour drift past

Oh baby, you don't know

How much I'm missing you

All my tears are falling

Slow blues is calling

Oh baby, you don't know

How much I'm missing you

Oh baby, baby, baby, go tell this crazy world the true tale

Please let loose this lover's ship to sail

Oh baby, you don't know

How much I'm missing you

You don't know how much I love you

Oh no no no no no

My baby don't love me

My baby's gone and made me sad

My baby don't love me

My baby's gone and made me sad

The Rocker


I am your main man if you're looking for trouble

I'll take no lip 'cause no ones tougher than me

If I kicked your face you'd soon be seeing double

Hey little girl, keep your hands off me 'cause I'm a rocker

I love to rock and roll

I get my records from the rock on stall

Sweet rock and roll

Teddy boy, he's got them all

Down at the juke joint me and the boys were stompin'

Bippin' an a boppin', telling a dirty joke or two

In walked this chick and I knew she was up to something

I kissed her right there out of the blue

I said hey baby, meet me I'm a tough guy

Got my cycle outside, you wanna try?

She just looked at me and rolled them big eyes

And said ooh I'd do anything for you 'cause you're a rocker

That's right I'm a rocker

I love to rock and roll

I get my records from the rock on stall

Sweet rock and roll

Teddy boy, he's got them all

Vagabond of the Western World


I could tell you the story of a vagabond

A playboy of the western world

One day by chance he came upon

A fair young maid, a country girl

He told her that he loved her

And he took all of her silver

He told her that he needed her too

He said hey baby, you got eyes of blue

But he was a vagabond

Blue eyes, oh baby blue, oh blue eyes

The kind of eyes that say I do eyes

Oh baby blue, oh blue eyes

Oh baby blue, oh blue eyes

He roamed around the cities

Searching for his fortune and fame

No lady ever got to know his name

Shame, but that was his game

Gave a girl a baby boy

He said this child is my pride and joy

I'm busy running wild and free

Make sure he grows up like me

And I'm a vagabond

Blue eyes, oh baby blue, oh blue eyes

The kind of eyes that say I do eyes

Oh baby blue, oh blue eyes

Oh baby blue, oh blue eyes

Oh I could tell you a story of a vagabond

He was a playboy of the western world

He wore an earring in his left ear

You see his father he was a gypsy

You just might meet him upon the highway

Pretty fine dancer too

But he's leave you blue, he'd leave

He'd leave you woman

Little Girl in Bloom


Little girl in bloom

With happy heart you wipe aside

Any sadness, sorrow or gloom

Tomorrow you'll be a blushing bride

That loves her blushing groom

Little girl in bloom

You watch the men play cricket

From the window in your room

See the ball go from bat to wicket

Pass away the afternoon

Little girl in bloom

Carries a secret

The child she carries in her womb

She feels something sacred

She's gonna be a mammy soon

When your daddy comes home

Don't tell him till alone

When your daddy comes back

Go tell him the facts

Just relax and see how he's gonna react

Little girl in bloom

All the clouds will go drifting by

So sing your lullabying tune

Every word is in your eyes

As you sit and softly croon

Little girl in bloom

Your love it fills the air

With the scent of the sweetest, sweet perfume

You feel so good you just don't care

You're gonna be a mammy soon

When your daddy comes home

Don't tell him till alone

When your daddy comes back

Go tell him the facts

Just relax and see how he's gonna react

Gonna Creep up on You


I'm gonna creep up on you

I'm gonna creep up on you

I'm gonna creep up on you

I'm gonna gonna

The writing on the wall showed the scandal

Pointed out the victim of the vandal

The lady was upset by the angle

Scratch your back and hot to handle

I'm gonna creep up on you

I'm gonna creep up on you

I'm gonna creep up on you

I'm gonna gonna

You're sly, you're slick, you're sleek, you're outstanding

My legs are week, my heart, it beats, it's pounding

Soon you're gonna weep in your sleepless surrounding

`cause I'm the one taking you down for grounding

I'm gonna creep up on you

I'm gonna creep up on you

I'm gonna creep up on you

I'm gonna gonna

Little lady let me take a little bit of your love

A Song for While I'm Away


These words I wrote, play and sing to you

Do not convey the love I brought and bring to you

For this is a song for while I'm away

To say all the things I'd love to say

You are my life, my everything, you're all I have

You are my hopes, my dreams, my world come true

You're all I have

Please heed me now these words I have to say

Now I'm headed for the border

You see this song it ends right at the start

I swore when I was younger

No one would win my heart

And far away hills look greener still

But soon they'll all slip away

It's then I'll be returning

And I'll be coming home to stay

You are my life, my everything, you're all I have

You are my hopes, my dreams, my world come true

You're all I have

Please heed me now these words I have to say

Whiskey in the Jar


As I was goin' over the cork and kerry mountains

I saw captain farrell and his money he was countin'

I first produced my pistol and then produced my rapier

I said stand and deliver or the devil he may take ya

Musha ring dum a doo dum a da

Whack for my daddy-o

Whack for my daddy-o

There's whiskey in the jar-o

I took all of his money and it was a pretty penny

I took all of his money and I brought it home to molly

She swore that she'd love me, never would she leave me

But the devil take that woman for you know she tricked me easy

Being drunk and weary I went to molly's chamber

Takin' my money with me and I never knew the danger

For about six or maybe seven in walked captain farrell

I jumped up, fired off my pistols and I shot him with both barrels

Now some men like the fishin' and some men like the fowlin'

And some men like ta hear a cannon ball a roarin'

Me I like sleepin' specially in my molly's chamber

But here I am in prison, here I am with a ball and chain yeah

Black Boys on the Corner


One of the black boys said

I need none of your pity

It's your mama that don't

Like you loose in the city

But stick about, take note

Take a tip, take no back lip

Come come a little closer

Let me see you snap your fingertip

Because standing on the corner

Just might suit you or maybe baby

There's something else you wanna do

Like rolling dice, nice

Like shooting pool, hey that's cool

I'm a little black boy and I don't know my place

I'm just a little black boy, I just threw my ace

I'm a little black boy, recognize my face

One of the black boys said

I'm a giving a warning

People been putting me down

I'm so tired I'm yawning

A new suit, pretty boots to boot

And I'm feeling slick

Gonna go to town, look around

And pull a chick

Of course standing on the corner

Might suit you or maybe baby

There's something else that you wanna do

Like playing poker, joker

Like to back a race, ace

I'm a little black boy and I don't know my proper place

I'm a little black boy, get my head in it's space

I'm a little black boy, I just play my bass

I'm a little black boy, it's no disgrace

Randolph's Tango


The senorita took off her bobby socks

She said she's gonna wear a skirt that shocks

She's pulling out all the stops

To get her randolph back again

Meanwhile randolph, he's back at the ranch

He's getting ready for tonight's song and dance

He's doesn't know he doesn't stand a chance

His last affair will be his last romance

The senorita will be there waiting

Don't go my randolph slow tango with me

Underneath the latin moonlight

The danced and seen a falling star in flight

To the strum of guitars she held him tight

She wants her randolph back again

Meanwhile it's worthwhile for randolph to wait

'till he gets the nerve then he won't hesitate

He doesn't know but he's just bit the bait

He just asked if he could make a date

The senorita will be there waiting

Don't go my randolph slow tango with me

The senorita's heart is in love

She wearing white tonight, looks as pure as a dove

She's thanking God and all the heavenly stars above

Randolph's romance is back again

Meanwhile randolph smiles and says he'll give her ten

She doesn't come so he just counts again

And he's been there since he does not know when

He's thinks she's stood him up but in the end

The senorita won't keep him waiting

Don't go my randolph slow tango with me

Ooh la-la...

Senorita dance cheek to cheek

Ooh la-la...

We will dance off into the sky

Broken Dreams


Have you ever had your dreams broken?

It really messes up your heart

You want to stop right there

And go right back to the start

You got to leave the town you're living in

Oh I'm leaving, I'm leaving on the next train

My dreams have been broken

I don't think I'll ever be the same

It's a bad, bad feeling when all the things

That you've worked for just don't seem to turn out right

Well this happened to me last night

I woke up this morning and said I must be going

You see my dreams have been broken

I don't think I have

The strength to carry on

So I'll catch the next train southbound

I don't want no pity

Not from you or anyone

It's just my dreams been broken

And I got to tell someone before I go crazy

I'll be leaving

I'll be leaving

On that next train going southbound

Yes, I'll be leaving on that next train

You see my dreams been broken

And I just can't

Take the pain

I've got to move on

You see my dreams been broken

And I don't have

The strength

To carry on

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