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Radio Birdman lyrics - Radios Appear

Courtesy of Deniz Tek & PolyGram Music Australia
Taken from the Vivien Johnson book

MURDER CITY NIGHTS

Moving to the sound of the midnite masses 
Fighting off terminal seventies stasis
Cruising down Woodward gotta find me some action 
Looking for a lover with a power reaction 

Murder city nights, oh yeah
Murder city nights, oh yeah
Murder city nights, all right

Hanging on the edge of my self control 
Looking in the mirror for the highway patrol 
My brain is wired down to my hand
Gotta keep movin' 'cos I know I'm a man 

Murder city nights, oh yeah
Murder city nights, oh yeah
Murder city nights, all right

ANGLO GIRL DESIRE

Then you're walking down the street 
You never know I'm around
But I am there and I'm watching 
Everywhere you go
I'm the eye from outer space 
And my hand is on your life 
Your eyes reflect reflections 
Of fires burning in my heart 

Hey Dog
At night you hear my screams 
From my distant lonely world 
You feel my eyes touch yours 
So lightly now
You can't be there where I am 
Cos I'm there all by myself 
Location 999
End of the night

Hey girl I watched you dancing 
To the rocking bands
I have seen you do the Pop
And the moving change
You will never be the same
When your eyes meet mine
I'll be ready to show you
What You need to live

MAN TITH GOLDEN HELMET

Man with Golden Helmet
Drinks water from the faucet
Man with Golden Helmet
Drinks water from the faucet

Stares across the hall
At the pictures on the wall
Of hieroglyphic scrawl
And no one cares at all
That he is waiting

Man with Golden Helmet
Drinks water from the faucet
Man with Golden Helmet
Drinks water from the faucet

Walks on down the street
Leather boots, leather coat
Gloves of shining leather
Sidewalks and gutters and freezing weather 
Empty streets full of no one

Man with Golden Helmet
Drinks water from the faucet
Man with Golden Helmet
Drinks water from the faucet

Plays with tiny children
On his way home from work
He doesn't wear a smirk
He can't revive it
Having different kinds of fun
With fourteen ancient nuns
Under circling sun
And his wonderful collection of guns 
He's the top man in the language department

DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM

Took a ride on the ocean 
Started swimming out 
Lost sight of land
Time ran out
Arms getting heavy
Exhaustion's setting in 
Waves getting bigger 
Life's getting thin
My brain was screaming 
My mind said no
My mouth was bleeding 
Said you gotta go

Hit the high side
Monster/wave
Buried at sea
In an early grave
Free fall dive
Thousand foot pit
Cliffs of water turning 
Adrenachrome hit

Death-like animals
The death of slaves
The death of humans
Getting sucked away
Ships trucks and planes 
A million screaming heads 
Agonised moaning
From the island of the dead 

I'm going down
Into the maelstrom
Going down
Gonna drown

Alive alive alive

I'm alive

MONDAY MORNING GUNK

I was lying on my bed
Feelin' like I was nearly dead 
Got my soul on fire
Mama you can't mean it 

I was bleeding from my pride 
I was bleeding from my eyes 
Got my soul on ice
Mama you can cream it

Early morning rise
Got my guts in my eyes 
Got my soul on fire
All right

DO THE POP

Come on baby it's time to move
You been saying there's nothing to do 
Don't be afraid of bustin' out of your cage 
Gonna cruise around gonna burn up the stage 

Do the Pop

Come on baby I said squeeze the weez 
On your feet or on your knees
So messed up I'm gonna do some dives 
Gonna do the Pop gonna burn alive 

We saw the Stooges and the MC5
Drove themselves insane alive
Nova, blow torch, A-bomb eyes
The Pop's the way, the truth and the light

LOVE KILLS

She smokes long cigarettes 
Ashes on her jeans
Came out of Chicago
Looking cold and mean
She said nothing's there 
Nothing left to try
Drinking down at the old Town Bar
I told her when I lied

Drove out to her sister's place 
Out on Island Park Drive 

Love kills your mind
Love kills your time
Love kills the film on your eyes 

Sinking in her grey eyes 
Singing 'We Will Fall'
Staring out the hotel window 
At the pictures in the hall 
Driving out to Detroit Metro 
The snow driving on the wind 
The sky was grey and white 
The road was to the end

Ice was flying through my eyes 
My heart was cold as sin

Love kills your mind
Love kills your time
Love kills the film on your eyes

HAND OF LAW

Fear and terror, watch out boy
The sun is getting low
After sundown we'll be ready
And who could ask for more

On the third day of the seventh month 
Is when we'll ride the highway
Night descends, daylight ends
And like the light we'll fly

Hand of law is coming down
Hand of law is coming down
Hand of law is on us now
Hand of law is on us now

Black Killers, Earl Flinns,
Demons from the sea
Midnight train, self insane
Man of mystery

Gonna all burn now, do you hear
In a nuclear flame
You're gonna never be the same
Cos you're gonna be rearranged

All the mirrors sucking people through 
Down to an unknown world
All the fears that you ever knew
Are alive in that world

It's coming from the nor nor west
The endless eye warns
A hole in the sky mirrors (pronounced 'meres') 
And the light that never never warms 
Hand of law is on us now

NEW RACE

There's gonna be a new race 
Kids are gonna start it up 
We're all gonna mutate 
Kids are saying yeah hup 

Yeah hup
Really gonna punch you out 

We're sick of waking up late 
Gotta get some control 
The kids are gonna mutate 
From an endless roll

Scared of circular time 
It keeps faking us out
Kids are gonna eject
Cos now it's time to punch out

WHAT GIVES

My heart rips open 'cause you're my all 
Staring at my blank white wall 
The old clock is getting heavy-handed 
Waiting for a plane that never landed 

What gives
That you gonna do

Feel my hand across your lips 
Got a P38 with a loaded clip 
I'll do anything that I could 
I'd go running out in the frozen woods 
For you

So What gives What gives What gives 
What you gonna do

NON-STOP GIRLS

Seven Four, taking me away 
I'll never make it back to the USA 
50 million horsepower J-84 
Slammed my head through a one-way door

Oh no I can't use non-stop girls 
Oh no I just can't use you 
Cos all my love is gone
To another world
Oh no I can't use non-stop girls 

Non-stop girls
Flashing in our lives
Non-stop girls
Burning in our minds
Non-stop girls
You just can't be beat
Bleeding heart
In a window seat

ALOHA STEVE AND DANNO

McGarrett's on the line to Danno 
We gotta pick up this guy 
Put out an APB
Not much time to tell you why

Governor says it's top priority 
Washington says so too
Tell Chin to get here fast 
5-0 is on the move

Steve I want to say thank you 
For all you've done for me
My night is dark and empty
When you're not on TV

There's an agent in the field 
I want to have him tailed
He's been staying at the Hilton 
Yeah should be staying in the gaol 

He's working for the KGB
And here's his dossier
Those Reds won't be happy
Till this guy gets his way

Chorus

Dark spectre of espionage
Hangs over fair Hawaii
McGarrett's one cool guy
The guilty will not go free

Steve and Danno they made the scene 
The agent had done his deed
Caught with a stiff and a silenced gun 
Said Book him Danno Murder One

HIT THEM AGAIN

Manipulations flashing out my hands 
I can't show you all my plans
Until I activate you, you can't see 
That's all right, all right by me

It's all right It's all right
Let's hit and run again tonite

40 strikes come over every day
Death from the skies blowing us away 
Fire melts helmet and skull within 
We gotta go behind the lines and hit 'em again 

It's all right, it's all right
Let's hit and run again tonite

Now if you run babe you ain't got a chance 
That Laser eye will freeze you with one glance 
Burnin' wind howlin' at my door
Like Hamburg babe circa '44

It's all right, it's all right
Let's hit and run again tonite
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