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Pinball Wizard
written by Pete Townshend

Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball
From Soho down to Brighton I must have played them all
But I ain't seen nothin' like him in any amusement hall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball
He stands like a statue, becomes part of the machine
Feeling all the bumpers, always playing clean
He plays by intuition, the digit counters fall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball
He's a pinball wizard, there has to be a twist
A pinball wizard's got such a supple wrist
How do you think he does it? What makes him so good?
Well, he ain't got no distractions, can't hear no buzzes or bells
Don't see no lights a-flashin', he plays by sense of smell
Always have a replay, never tilts at all
That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball
I thought I was, The Bally table king
But I just handed. My pinball crown to him
Even on my usual table, he can beat the best
His disciples lead him in and he just does the rest
He's got crazy flipper fingers, I've never seen him fall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball

karaoke


The Whoが1969年に発表したロックオペラ「Tommy」に収録
最重要曲と言っていいだろう
映画ではエルトン・ジョンが唄っている
2枚組アルバムとしては最高の売り上げを記録
(後にピーター・フランプトン「Comes Alive」に抜かれた)
メンバーは口々に「トミーが売れるまで極貧だった」と述べている



The Seven Seas of Rhye
written by Freddie Mercury

Fear me you lords and lady preachers
I descend upon your earth from the skies
I command your very souls you unbelievers
Bring before me what is mine. The seven seas of rhye
Can you hear me you peers and privvy
counsellors I stand before you naked to the eyes
I will destroy any man who dares abuse my trust
I swear that you'll be mine. The seven seas of rhye
Sister - I live and lie for you. Mister - do and I'll die
You are mine I possess you. I belong to you forever
Storm the master-marathon I'll fly through
By flash and thunder-fire I'll survive
Then I'll defy the laws of nature and come out alive
Be gone with you - you shod and shady senators
Give out the good, leave out the bad evil cries
I challenge the mighty titan and his troubadours
And with a smile. I'll take you to the seven seas of rhye

karaoke


クイーンの1stアルバム「戦慄の王女」の最後に予告編ぽく収録されていた
その後シングルが発売され、2ndアルバム(1974)にも収まった
日本では3枚目「シアー・ハートアタック」が大ヒット
ラジオでは毎日シングルカットされた「キラークイーン」が流れていたなぁ
1975年に来日した時は博多でも公演が行われた
九電体育館
僕は大学一年、18歳だった
スゲエ! と思ったね
ブライアンのエコープレックスを使ったソロもタップリ演ってくれたし
ウクレレも披露してくれた(4小節くらいやったけど)



No Easy Road(※限定公開)

全ての世界の指導者達は、今日も黄金の山に埋れ
幾つもの馬鹿げた争事を、名誉と欲とプライドのため
今日も何処かの国で繰り返してる まるでパズルを楽しむように
差別と抑圧の風が強く、今も俺達を取り巻いてる
昔から人は同じ場所を、気付ないままに通り過ぎてる
一つの時代が終り夜明けが来ても 平和の鐘は遠くで揺れる
誰もが其々に理想を求め、Utopiaを探し続けるのさ
いつの日か歩き疲れた時に、立ちはだかるる壁にもたれかかり
自分の中の自分にきっと言うだろう
「闇の世界はもうすぐ明ける」

karaoke


僕が関わった最後のアルバム「Sympathy」はオーストラリアで録音された
ゲストボーカルにBoom Crash Operaのデイル・ライダーが参加している
渡豪前にBBCが制作したアパルトヘイト・ドキュメント「No Easy Road」を観て
慌てて書いた記憶がある
石橋凌氏はアパルトヘイト問題にずっと怒っていたから
アルバムに入れようって話になった
最後の最後に出来た曲だったから
文字通り彼との最後の共同作業になった
彼の詩はどれも好きだけれどこれは僕の中でのベスト3に入る



And Your Bird Can Sing
written by Lennon - McCartney

Tell me that you've got everything you want
And your bird can sing, but you don't get me, you don't get me
You say you've seen seven wonders
And your bird is green, but you can't see me, you can't see me
When your prized possessions start to weigh you down
Look in my direction, I'll be round, I'll be round
When your bird is broken, will it bring you down?
You may be awoken, I'll be round, I'll be round
You tell me that you've heard every sound there is
And your bird can swing, but you can't hear me, you can't hear me

karaoke



Heroes~英雄たち

世界が割れて時間の溝に生れ落ちたヒーロー達
曇った空と恋人の囁きの中で育ってゆく
絵に描いたユートピアを夢見て
自由が重過ぎるのさ
叫びは雲を突き抜け
幻想が造り上げたヒーローを葬り去れ
自由な夜に君は100人の仲間達に囲まれる
初めてのキス 何の疑いも無く身を任せて踊る
今夜も数え切れないLove affair
踊り疲れてテーブルに足を取られてスーツを汚す
白けちまったぜ 誰か俺と どこかへシケこまないか
この夜が無意味に過ぎる前に
自由が重過ぎるのさ 耐え切れず逃げたくなる
使い古した歴史のヒーローを葬り去れ
眠れない夜 力尽きた戦士達が下水を流れ
TVを付けりゃ甘い言葉で独裁者達が語る
絵に描いたユートピアを夢見ろと
自由なんて何処にある 未来なんて何処にある
幻想が造り上げたヒーローを葬り去れ
心まで乾きそうな一日がまた終わる
自由が重過ぎるのさ 耐え切れず逃げ出すなよ
使い古した歴史のヒーローを葬り去れ
幻想が造り上げたヒーローを葬り去れ

karaoke



Long Way to Go
written by Michael Bruce, arranged by Alice Cooper Group

We still got a long way to go
We all got a long way to go
What's keeping us apart isn't selfishness
What's holding us together isn't love
Listen to the man who's been touched all his life
Yes he's the one they call the fool
Where is the saviour of the sidewalk life
And the road that takes us to the crusades
I've seen the shadows as they're moving in my sleep
Leading the blind poet to his grave
We still got a long way to go
Yes we all got a long way to go
Please don't waste your energy on me my friend
Cause we still got a long way to go
We'll meet again some day
But right now just go away
Cause I still got a long way to go
The silence is speaking
So why am I weeping
I guess I love it
I love it to death
Yes we still got a long way to go
Yes we all got a long way to go

karaoke



School's Out
written & arranged by Alice Cooper Group

Well we got no choice, All the girls and boys
Making all that noise, 'Cause they found new toys
Well we can't salute ya, Can't find a flag
If that don't suit ya, That's a drag
School's out for summer, School's out forever
School's been blown to pieces
No more pencils, No more books
No more teacher's dirty looks
Well we got no class, And we got no principles
And we got no innocence We can't even think of a word that rhymes
No more pencils, No more books
No more teacher's dirty looks
Out for summer, Out till fall
We might not go back at all
School's out forever, School's out for summer
School's out with fever, School's out completely

karaoke



Chevrolet
written by Billy Gibbons

I woke up this morning, I was needing a blast
I jumped into my Chevy and I stepped on the gas
It didn’t take me long to get free
Riding down the highway my Chevy and me
Well I was approaching ninety, when I heard that siren scream
Looked into my mirror, you know what I seen
The man was coming up on me fast
I had to get my car, and give it some gas
Hallelujah, hallelujah Ride my Chevrolet

karaoke



Circus
written by Gary Thain, Mick Box & Lee Kerslake

Walkin' around this concrete garden viewing all in vain
Thinking why a dream is driving everyone insane
Then something will come and make you feel the master in control
Still you're picking up and screwing anyone who's got a soul
I've been here far too long to remember
Sights and sounds from this town of clowns
Makin' up, dressin' up walkin' around
Thinkin' that you're Greta Garbos
I'm sorry my dears but we only sat down
And laughed and laughed in sorrow
But it was you that opened the door
And it's that we thank you for

karaoke



Sittin' on a Fence
written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

Since I was young I’ve been very hard to please
And I don't know wrong from right
But there is one thing i could never understand
Some of the sick things that a girl does to a man, so

I'm just sittin' on a fence. You can say I got no sense
Trying to make up my mind. Really is too hard to find
So I’m sittin' on a fence

All of my friends at school grew up and settled down
And they mortgaged up their lives
One things not said too much, but I think it's true
They just get married cause there's nothing else to do, so

The day can come when you get old and sick and tired of life
You just never realize
Maybe the choice you made wasn't really right
But you go out and you don't come back at night, so

karaoke



Owe my own

OWE MY OWN 机にきざみ込んだ 思い出に生きるより
OWE MY OWN, OWE MY OWN
風のように過ぎる季節の数だけ心ときめくものに恋をしても
指のすき間からのぞいては消える現実に蹴飛ばされ毛布をかぶる
OWE MY OWN はいあがるチャンスをベッドの中で今夜も祈る
孤独の日々の中で胸を踊らせた幾つもの出会いが腐っていく
娼婦のように山師のように何ひとつ救われず生きろと言うのか
OWE MY OWN 花園に背を向けて前に倒れてくちはてるまで
月日を重ね眠れない夜に耐えてちっぽけな手の中に残ったもの
それは永遠に心の中で輝き続けるだろう
ダイヤのように

karaoke



Savoy Truffle
written by George Harrison

Creme tangerine and montelimat
A ginger sling with a pineapple heart
A coffee desert, yes you know it’s good news
But you’ll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy Truffle

Cool cherry cream and a nice apple tart
I feel your taste all the time we’re apart
Coconut fudge – really blows down those blues
But you’ll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy Truffle

You might not feel it now
But when the pain cuts through
You’re going to know and how
The sweat is going to fill your head
When it becomes too much
You’re going to shout aloud

You know that what you eat you are
But what is sweet now, turn so sour
We all know Obla-Di-Bla-Da
But can you show me, where you are?

karaoke

What would it take
written by Jeff Lynne

Remember what you told me that you would always be there
If you change your mind now
Oh, what would it take to save me? What would it take to save me now?
Here comes another night and all the stars are shining
Could I make it right?
Woah, what would it take to save me? What would it take to save me now
Woah, what would it take? (What would it take to save me now?)
To save me?
Of all the things I do and everywhere they take me
You know what I go through
Ooh, what would it take to save me? What would it take to save me now?

karaoke

灰色の水曜日

目覚ましのベルと ママの優しい声に
安らかな眠りは 打ち砕かれてしまう ため息の月曜日
人ごみの孤独 すれ違う友達は
視線も合せずに笑いながら去っていく灰色の水曜日よ
さぁ想い出して 夢に生きてた頃を
今よりずっと素敵な 夢に生きてた頃を
冷たい雨風が 激しく木々を揺らす
咲いたばかりの花も 次々に散ってゆく 退屈な木曜日
何万もの人が ひしめく狭い街で
踵をすり減らし挨拶も交わさずに目を逸らす金曜日よ
さぁ想い出して 愛し合ってた頃を
真剣なまなざしで 見つめあってた頃を
新聞の片隅に小さく載った名前
さよならも言わずに君は旅立っていく灰色の水曜日よ
さぁ想い出して 輝いていた頃を
何もかもまぶしくて 恋におちてた頃を
さぁ想い出して 夢に生きてた頃を
今よりずっと素敵な夢に生きてた頃を
さぁ想い出して 愛し合ってた頃を
真剣なまなざしで見つめあってた頃を
さぁ想い出して 輝いていた頃を
夢に生きてた頃を
愛し合ってた頃を

karaoke



The Wizard
written by Ken Hensley and Mark Clarke

He was the wizard of a thousand kings
And I chanced to meet him one night wandering
He told me tales, and he drank my wine
Me and my magic man kinda feelin' fine
He had a cloak of gold and eyes of fire
And as he spoke, I felt a deep desire
To free the world from it's fear and pain
And help the people to feel free again
Why don't we listen to the voices in our hearts
'Cause then I know we'd find that we're not so far apart
Everybody's got to be happy, everyone should sing
For we know the joy of life, the peace that love can bring
So spoke the wizard in his mountain home
The vision of his wisdom means we'll never be alone
And I will dream of my magic night
And the million silver stars that guide me with their light

karaoke



Mr. Soul
written by Neil Young

Oh, hello Mr. Soul, I dropped by to pick up a reason
For the thought that I caught that my head is the event of the season
Why in crowds just a trace of my face could seem so pleasin'
I'll cop out to the change, but a stranger is putting the tease on
I was down on a frown when the messenger brought me a letter
I was raised by the praise of a fan who said I upset her
Any girl in the world could have easily known me better
She said, You're strange
but don't change, and I let her
In a while will the smile on my face turn to plaster?
Stick around while the clown who is sick does the trick of disaster
For the race of my head and my face is moving much faster
Is it strange I should change? I don't know, why don't you ask her?

karaoke



Liar
written by Russ Ballard

I won't ever leave you want me to stay
Nothing you could do That could turn me away
Hanging on anyway Believing the things you say
Being the fool
Taken my life So take my soul
That's what you said I believed it all
I want to be with you Long as you want me to
But don't move away
Ain't that what you said?
Liar Liar, liar
We have seen no night We have seen no day
If I ever leave Would you want me to stay?
You can believe in me
I won't be leaving I won't let you go
Taken my life So take my soul
That's what you said But who are we to know?
I want to be with you Long as you want me to
But don't move away

karaoke



I can hear the grass grow
written by Roy Wood

See the people all in line
What's makin' them look at me
Can't imagine that their minds
Are thinkin' the same as me
I can hear the grass grow I can hear the grass grow
I see rainbows in the evening
My head's attracted to a magnetic wave of sound
With the streams of coloured circles, Makin' their way around
I can hear the grass grow I can hear the grass grow
I see rainbows in the evening
Can't seem to puzzle out the signs
My sense is form a micro line
Get a hold of yourself now baby
See I need you to help now baby
Get a hold of yourself now baby
Put your head down to the ground
And listen to your mind
You can't spell what you found
I know that you're not my kind
I can hear the grass grow I can hear the grass grow
I see rainbows in the evening

karaoke



Useless Information
written by Roy Wood

Sister Jane has a little book
Full of autographs of useless people
Seems a waste of the time she took
And it gets me mad which makes us equal
Ooh, hundreds of people left out in the cold
Wearing the shoes that were silver and gold
Useless information Tons of useless information
Seems to fill my head With nowhere else to go (Isn't it amazing)
Mrs. Payne at the door again
With the news about her operation
Will her god ever make the rain
Wash away such useless information
Isn't it amazing
Now you can see why Conversation is dying
And time is passing you by
Hundreds of people filling my head with useless information

karaoke



The Seeker
written by Pete Townshend

I've looked under chairs, I've looked under tables
I've tried to find the key, To fifty million fables
They call me The Seeker
I've been searchin' low and high
I won't get to get what I'm after till the day I die
I asked Bobby Dylan. I asked the Beatles
I asked Timothy Leary. But he couldn't help me either
They call me The Seeker
I've been searchin' low and high
I won't get to get what I'm after till the day I die
People tend to hate me. Coz I never smile
As I ransack their homes. They wanna' shake my hand
Focusing on nowhere Investigating miles
I'm a seeker. I'm a really desperate man
I learned how to raise my voice in anger
Yeah but look at my face ain't this a smile
I'm happy when life's good and when its bad I cry
I got values but I don't know how or why
I'm lookin' for me. You're lookin' for you
Were lookin' at each other and we don't know what to do
They call me The Seeker
I been searchin' low and high
I wont get to get what I'm after
till the day I die

karaoke



Mean Mr. Mustard ~ She came in through the bathroom window
written by J. Lennon and P. McCartney

Mean Mister Mustard sleeps in the park
Shaves in the dark trying to save paper
Sleeps in a hole in the road
Saving up to buy some clothes
Keeps a ten-bob note up his nose
Such a mean old man
His sister Pam works in a shop
She never stops, she's a go-getter
Takes him out to look at the queen
Only place that he's ever been
Always shouts out something obscene
Such a dirty old man

She came in through the bathroom window
Protected by a silver spoon
But now she sucks her thumb and wanders
By the banks of her own lagoon
Didn't anybody tell her? Didn't anybody see?
Sunday's on the phone to Monday
Tuesday's on the phone to me
Oh yeah

karaoke



All the Children Sing
written by Todd Rundgren

See Ms. Malone. She spends another quiet evening alone
Sits in her study and stares at the phone
And a bell in her head will ring
All the children sing
All the dancers start to sway in time
The orchestra begins to play
Somebody pours the wine
The sun and moon collide
Isn't gravity a funny thing
The universe explodes apart All the children sing
Of Mr. Malloy. He's always seen himself as one of the boys
He thinks that men are tough and women are toys
But a bell in his head will ring
All the children sing
All the birds are chirping harmony
The scent of love is in the air Sunset on the sea
The angel of the lord Just declared we aren't worth a thing
The galaxy is null and void All the children sing
Crawled across a thousand miles of desert sand
Looking from an answer from a holy man
And this is what he told me with a wave of his hand
He said, "A bell in your head will ring"
Here's to the Chinaman, wise and old
Here's to the Eskimo, brave and cold
Here's to the Jew in the holy land
Here's to the Arab in his caravan
Here's to the African, strong and proud
Here's to the redneck, good and loud
Here's one to you and there's one more thing
A bell in your head will ring

karaoke



Cold Morning Light
written by Todd Rundgren

I believe if I was all alone
I would be better off in a world my own
I'd forget I ever knew of you
And this dream every night that you put me through
We walk along a Hollywood sea
And you dance once again with me
We are close, we are friends
And our love never ends
But in the cold morning light I see
That you won't be back for me
The wound you left is healing and then
It starts itching and I scratch it open again
So the pain comes out and I give in
And indulge my imaginations, whims
We sit and drink Victorian tea
And your face wears a smile for me
I was yours, you were mine
Our hearts bound, lost in time
But in the cold morning light I see
That you won't be back for me
there can be no peace
For me there can be no rest
I believe though I've tried my best
I'm condemned it seems
To a life of restlessness and broken dreams
We are close, we are friends
And our love never ends
But in the cold morning light I see
That you won't be back for me

karaoke



Couldn't I just tell you
written by Todd Rundgren

Keep your head and everything will be cool
You didn't have to make me feel like a fool
When I tried to say I feel the way that I do
I want to talk with you
And make it loud and clear, though you don't care to hear but

Couldn't I just tell you the way I feel?
I can't keep it bottled up inside
And could we pretend that it's no big deal
And there's really nothing left to hide?

Something sure doesn't seem right to me
You can turn your back whenever you please
And you stroll away and calmly bid me adieu
Why can't I talk with you?
And put it in your ear, though you don't care to hear but

Why don't you lend me an ear
You got no reason to fear
I'll make it perfectly clear. I love you
I don't come whining with my heart on my sleeve
I'm not a coward, if that's what you believe
And I'm not afraid but not ashamed if it's true
I got to talk with you
And then I'll make it clear
Make it clear. Make it clear

karaoke



Turn of the Century
written by Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb

Everything's happening, at the turn of the century
I'm gonna buy myself a time machine Go to the turn of the century
And all those people passing by
And the town crier makes his cry
At the turn of the century. Turn of the century
Big wide hats and men is spats, at the turn of the century
With those horseless carriages, at the turn of the century
And there are lots of things to do, On a bicycle built for two
At the turn of the century. Turn of the century
Everything's happening, at the turn of the century
I'm gonna buy myself a time machine Go to the turn of the century
And all those people passing by And the town crier makes his cry
At the turn of the century. Turn of the century

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New York Mining Disaster 1941
written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb

In the event of something happening to me
there is something I would like you all to see
It's just a photograph of someone that I knew
Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?
Do you know what it's like on the outside?
Don't go talking too loud, you'll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones
I keep straining my ears to hear a sound
Maybe someone is digging underground
or have they given up and all gone home to bed
thinking those who once existed must be dead
Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?
Do you know what it's like on the outside?
Don't go talking too loud, you'll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones
In the event of something happening to me
there is something I would like you all to see
It's just a photograph of someone that I knew
Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?
Do you know what it's like on the outside?
Don't go talking too loud, you'll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones

karaoke



Walk Right Back
written by Sonny Curtis

I want you to tell me why you walked out on me
I'm so lonesome every day
I want you to know that since you walked out on me
Nothing seems to be the same old way
Think about the love that burns within my heart for you
The good times we had before you went away from me
Walk right back to me this minute
Bring your love to me don’t send it
I'm so lonesome everyday

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Lucille
written by L. Richard & Albert Collins

Lucille, you don’t do your daddy’s will
Lucille, you don’t do your daddy’s will
They ain’t nothing to you, but I love you still
Lucille, please come back where you belong
Lucille, please come back where you belong
I think good to you, baby Please don’t leave me alone
I woke up this morning, Lucille was none inside
Asked friends about her, All there lips were tight
Lucille, please come back where you belong
I think good to you, baby Please don’t leave me alone

karaoke

In My Own Time
written by Barry and Robin Gibb

I received an invitation
'Come to the United Nations
That was when I was somebody
In my own time

Sitting selling hot cross buns
Thousand suckers ev'ryone
Sounds like a nurs'ry rhyme
In my own time

Even when the lights go out
Still got things to think about
Memories I can't call mine
In my own time
My own time.
My own time

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