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Born On The Wrong Side Of Time

Written By Rory Gallagher

Featured On

Taste, The Best of Taste, Big Guns: The Very Best of Rory Gallagher, Disc 2

Lyrics

  • EVERYONE IS SAYING WHAT TO DO AND WHAT TO THINK,
  • AND WHEN TO ASK PERMISSION WHEN YOU FEEL YOU WANT TO BLINK.
  • FIRST LOOK LEFT AND THEN LOOK RIGHT AND NOW LOOK STRAIGHT AHEAD,
  • MAKE SURE AND TAKE A WARNING OF EVERY WORD WE'VE SAID.
  • NOW YOU LAY YOU DOWN TO SLEEP MAKE SURE AND GET SOME REST,
  • TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY AND YOU MUST PASS THE TEST.
  • DON'T TRY AND THINK TOO DIFFERENT NOW WHAT WE SAY IS BEST,
  • LISTEN LITTLE MAN YOU'RE NO BETTER THAN THE REST.
  • DON'T LAY BESIDE THE WAYSIDE ALL AROUND THE ROAD WE'VE SET,
  • SMILE AND LOOK HAPPY FOOL OR WE'LL THROW YOU IN THE WET.
  • NOW IF YOU LEARN YOUR LESSON WELL AND STEP UPON THE LINE,
  • SAVE YOUR BREATH UNTIL FOREVER WE SHOULD GET ALONG JUST FINE.
  • WE'LL BEND YOUR HEART UNTIL IT BREAKS MAKE SURE YOU FEEL NO PAIN,
  • WE'LL BE THE ONE TO CRUSH YOU AND GIVE YOU TO THE RAIN.
  • BUT NOW YOU WANT TO RUN AWAY OH CAN I SEE YOU RUN,
  • RUN ACROSS THE FROZEN AIR TRY RESTING ON THE SUN.
  • AND IF YOU FEEL IT BURN YOU DON'T YELL OUT IN PAIN,
  • OR WISH YOU HAD A VELVET SPONGE FULL OF SOOTHING RAIN.
  • SO LET'S HAVE THAT STIFF UPPER LIP NOW TAKE A LONG DEEP BREATH,
  • CLOSE YOUR EARS YOU CANNOT HEAR THE RULES ARE ALL PRE-SET.
  • YOU THOUGHT WE WERE ILLUSIONS BUT WE MEANT THE WORD WE SAID,
  • WE'RE IN COMMAND, YOU TINY FLY, WE'LL CRUSH YOU TILL YOU'RE DEAD.

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