Oz classic – Dragon : I’m still in love with you.

 

It’s Friday night.  Time for some Aussie/Kiwi classics from the vault!  This classic is by the band Dragon.  “I’m still in love with you.”  Gotta love the 70’s retro fashions.  Enjoy!

Ducked downtown in a local bar
Drinking rum and smoking tar
People there really put you down
Ooh babe, you been dancing ’round

It don’t matter what you do
I’m still in love with you
It don’t matter what they say
You can have me anyway

I’m still in love with you
I’m still in love with you

Really cowboy, it’s no joke
All my dreams go up in smoke
Here’s a drink and it’s goin’ south
I should never have opened up my mouth

It don’t matter what you do
I’m still in love with you
It don’t matter what they say
You can have me anyway

I’m still in love with you
I’m still in love with you

You say you’d call me up
When you get out of school
But you know that’s a lie
You’re so cruel, cruel

Oh no baby
Oh no baby
No, no, no
Oh no baby

So in the end it works out the same
You got no job and you got no name
I played my cards and I played them fast
You don’t say they just never last

It don’t matter what you do
I’m still in love with you
It don’t matter what they say
You can have me anyway

I’m still in love with you
I’m still in love with you

Still in love
Still in love
Still in love

 

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The Easybeats – Friday on my mind.

The perfect song for a Friday!  Been a busy week for this little razorback, but catching up with my writing now.  Enjoy this song by the Aussie band, the Easybeats – Australia’s answer to the Beatles.

Enjoy your Friday!!!

Monday morning feels so bad
Everybody seems to nag me
Comin’ Tuesday I’ll feel better
Even my old man looks good
Wednesday just won’t go
Thursday goes too slow
I’ve got Friday on my mind

I’m gonna have fun in my city
I’ll be with my girl, she’s so pretty
She looks fine tonight
She is out of sight to me

Tonight, I’ll spend my bread
Tonight, I’ll lose my head
Tonight, I’ve got to get tonight
Monday, I have Friday on my mind

Do the five day drag once more
No one, nothing else that bugs me
More than workin’ for the rich man
Hey, I’ll change that scene one day

Today I might be mad
Tomorrow I’ll be glad
‘Cause I’ve got Friday on my mind

I’m gonna have fun in my city
I’ll be with my girl, she’s so pretty
She looks fine tonight
She is out of sight to me

Tonight, I’ll paint my friend
Tonight, I’ll lose my head
Tonight, I’ve got to get tonight
Monday, I have Friday on my mind

I’m gonna have fun in my city
I’ll be with my girl, she’s so pretty
I’m gonna have fun in my city
I’ll be with my girl, she’s so pretty
I’m gonna have fun in my city
I’ll be with my girl

 

 

The Party Boys – He’s gonna step on you again.

 

Morning World!  It is near midnight here, but I know a lot of you out there are waking up.  So I thought, why not find an epic rock song to help start the day. Here is a classic Australian rock flash back from the Party Boys.  A collection of some top Oz musicians, this song has a ripper beat and some great vocals by John Swan.  This song was originally by John Kongos, but has also been covered by Def Leppard.

“He’s Gonna Step On You Again”

[Originally by John Kongos](He’s gonna step on you again)
(He’s gonna step on you again)
(He’s gonna step on you again)
(He’s gonna step on you again)

Hey rainmaker come away
From that man you know
He’s gonna take away your promised land
Hey good lady

He just want what you got
You know he’ll never stop
Until he’s taken the lot

Gonna stamp out your fire
He can change your desire
Don’t you know that he can make
You forget you’re a man

Gonna stamp out your fire
He can change your desire
Don’t you know that he can make
You forget you’re a man

You’re a man. He’s a man
(He’s gonna step on you again)
(He’s gonna step on you again)
(He’s gonna step on you again)
(He’s gonna step on you again)

Hey rainmaker he got golden plans
I tell you he make you
A stranger in your land
Hey good lady

He got God on his side
He got a double tongue
You never think that he lie

Gonna stamp out your fire
He can change your desire
Don’t you know that he can make
You forget you’re a man

Gonna stamp out your fire
He can change your desire
Don’t you know that he can make
You forget you’re a man,
You’re a man, he’s a man

Hey rainmaker come away
From that man you know
He’s gonna take away your promised land
Hey good lady

He got God on his side
He got a double tongue
You never think that he lie

Gonna stamp out your fire
He can change your desire
Don’t you know that he can make
You forget you’re a man

Gonna stamp out your fire
He can change your desire
Don’t you know that he can make
You forget you’re a man,
You’re a man, he’s a man

 

 

AC/DC-It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll)

Nothing beats classic Oz rock and it doesn’t get any better than AC/DC.  This was filmed by the Countdown crew in the middle of Melbourne in the 70’s on the back of a truck.  It’s a far cry from the stadiums that AC/DC has filled for decades.  “It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll” was parodied by kids as “It’s the long way to the shop for a chiko roll.”   Very old school.

“It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll)”

Ridin’ down the highway
Goin’ to a show
Stop in all the byways
Playin’ rock ‘n’ roll
Gettin’ robbed
Gettin’ stoned
Gettin’ beat up
Broken boned
Gettin’ had
Gettin’ took
I tell you folks
It’s harder than it looks

It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll
It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll
If you think it’s easy doin’ one night stands
Try playin’ in a rock roll band
It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll

Hotel motel
Make you wanna cry
Lady do the hard sell
Know the reason why
Gettin’ old
Gettin’ grey
Gettin’ ripped off
Under-paid
Gettin’ sold
Second hand
That’s how it goes
Playin’ in a band

It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll
It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll
If you wanna be a star of stage and screen
Look out it’s rough and mean

It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll
It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll
It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll
It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll

Well it’s a long way
It’s a long way, you should’ve told me
It’s a long way, such a long way

Ted Mulry Gang – Jump In My Car

 

A Countdown classic from the 70’s.  Ted Mulry gang appeared at a floating music festival on the Sydney Harbour along with John Paul Young; another up and coming Australian performer of the day.  This song is called; “Jump in my car” which is the tale of a young bloke offering a hitchhiker a ride in his car, but the driver got more than he bargained for.

 

Jump in my car, I want to ta-ake you home
Mmm, jump in my car, it’s too far to walk on your ow-own
No thank you sir-ir
Ah, see’mon, I’m a trustworthy guy

No thank you sir-ir
Oh little girl I wouldn’t tell you no lie
I know your ga-ame
How can you say that, we only just met

You’re all the sa-ame
Ooh, she’s got me there, but I’ll get her yet
I got you there-ere
No you didn’t, I was catchin’ my breath

And look it’s startin’ to rain and baby you’ll catch your death
Well, I don’t know-ow
Ah, come on it costs nothin’ to try
And you’ll arrive ho-ome nice and dry

Mmm-mmm, jump in my car, I want to ta-ake you home
See’mon jump in my car, it’s too far to walk on your ow-own

Mmm-mmm, jump in my car, I want to ta-ake you home
See’mon jump in my car, it’s too far to walk on your ow-own
Well maybe I wi-ill
Ah, that’s better now, your talkin’ sense

Jeepers keep still
Well, if you like I’ll just put up a fence
No need to get smar-art
Well alright we’ll soon be on our-our way-ay

We better start
What for?
Because it’s such a long way-ay
Well, why, where d’you live

I live down south, it’s roughly eighty-four mi-iles
Hey slow down, you must be jokin’ there behind that cute smile
Oh, no I’m no-ot
Well, if you’re not there’s only one thing to say-ay

And what’s tha-at?
Get out the car, get on your way

Get out of my car
But you just said tha-at you’d take me home
Well, if it’s not too far-are
But there’s no way that I can get there alone

I couldn’t care less
Maybe I cou-ould see you next week
But you look a me-ess
Look who’s talkin’, you got no right to spea-ek

Get out of my car

You told me that you were a really nice guy

Well I ain’t

Yeah, get out of my car.

Get out, get out of my car.

 

 

 

 

Mental as anything – Too many times.

 

A great song for the morning!  Mental as anything’s classic “Too many times.”  Sadly the original film clip is not available on youtube, but this is the studio cut.  Enjoy.  ~RB~

Too Many Times
Too many times, too many times
Too many times, too many times

Too many times I’ve seen the sun come up through bloodshot eyes this week
No matter what I do since we broke up I find it hard to sleep

The room is spinning from too many drinks I’ve drunken by myself
I know that staying here and drinking beer is no good for my health

What is there left to do
But to drink and watch the view
I think that it might rain this afternoon

Too many times, too many times
Too many times, too many times

The doctor that I went to couldn’t do any good
He gave me pills for sleeping,
I took more than I should, than I should.

Too many times I’ve seen the sun come up through bloodshot eyes this week
No matter what I do since we broke up I find it hard to sleep

What is there left to do
But to drink and watch the view
I think that it might rain this afternoon

Too many times, too many times
Too many times, too many times
Too many times, too many times
Too many times, too many times
Too many times, too many times
Too many times, too many times [fade]