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Billy Idol


A little something about Billy Idol
In 1981 William Broad - by now under the pseudonym Billy Idol - left the struggling Generation X and released his first solo work. He also left the UK for the greener (as in the color of money) pastures of the US, where he had lived for a spell as a child. In the States Idol found a ripe market for his punk-inspired pop, as his 1983 album "Rebel Yell" made the top ten and he made a name for himself as MTV's bad boy. But by turning his attention to the US, Idol largely allienated his countrymen, who (correctly?) dismissed him as a rather pathetic shell of his former punk self. The hits kept rolling in, from 1983's "White Wedding" to his 1987 cover of the Shondell's "Mony Mony" to 1990's "Cradle of Love," by which time any hint of his punk origins had been discarded like a pair of legwarmers. In the late '80s tough-guy Idol displayed a passion for motorcycles, and a nasty fall cost him a role in Oliver Stone's miserably slow 1991 film "The Doors" (not to be confused with Oliver Stone's miserably slow film Nixon). More recently Mr. Idol has been trying to revive his rebel image by becoming a cyber-punk, an image which was passť long before he ever tried to achieve it.
Lyrics featured below: "White Wedding", "Eyes without a Face", "Hot in the City"
"Sweet Sixteen", "Dancing with myself", "Mony Mony", "Rebel Yell", "Cradle of Love",

White Wedding

Hey little sister what have you done
Hey little sister who's the only one
Hey little sister who's your superman
Hey little sister who's the one you want
Hey little sister shot gun!

It's a nice day to start again
It's a nice day for a white wedding
It's a nice day to start again.

Hey little sister what have you done
Hey little sister who's the only one
I've been away for so long (so long)
I've been away for so long (so long)
I let you go for so long

It's a nice day to start again (come on)
It's a nice day for a white wedding
It's a nice day to start again.

(Pick it up)

Take me back home
There is nothin' fair in this world
There is nothin' safe in this world
And there's nothin' sure in this world
And there's nothin' pure in this world
Look for something left in this world
Start again
Come on

It's a nice day for a white wedding
It's a nice day to start again.
It's a nice day for a white wedding
It's a nice day to start again


Eyes without a Face

I'm all out of hope
One more bad dream could bring a fall
When I'm far from home
Don't call me on the phone
To tell me you're alone
It's easy to deceive
It's easy to tease
But hard to get release

(Les yeux sans visage) eyes without a face
(Les yeux sans visage) eyes without a face
(Les yeux sans visage) eyes without a face
Got no human grace your eyes without a face

I spend so much time
Believing all the lies
To keep the dream alive
Now it makes me sad
It makes me mad at truth
For loving what was you

(Les yeux sans visage) eyes without a face
(Les yeux sans visage) eyes without a face
(Les yeux sans visage) eyes without a face
Got no human grace your eyes without a face

When you hear the music you make a dip
Into someone else's pocket then make a slip
Steal a car and go to Las Vegas oh, the gigolo pool
I'm on a bus on a psychedelic trip
Reading murder books tryin' to stay hip
I'm thinkin' of you you're out there so
Say your prayers
Say your prayers
Say your prayers

Now I close my eyes
And I wonder why
I don't despise
Now all I can do
Is love what was once
So alive and new
But it's gone from your eyes
I'd better realise

(Les yeux sans visage) eyes without a face
(Les yeux sans visage) eyes without a face
(Les yeux sans visage) eyes without a face
Got no human grace your eyes without a face
Such a human waste your eyes without a face
And now it's getting worse


Hot in the City

Stranger, stranger, stranger, stranger

It's hot here at night, lonely, black and quiet
On a hot summer night
Don't be afraid of the world we made
On a hot summer night

'Cause when a long-legged lovely walks by
Yeah you can see the look in her eye
Then you know that it's

{Refrain}
Hot in the city, hot in the city tonight, tonight
Hot in the city, hot in the city tonight, tonight

Stranger, stranger

For all the dreams and schemes,
people are as they seem
On a hot summer night
Don't be no fun, don't forget you're young
On a hot summer night

A sometime someone you're not
Don't wait to see what you got
'Cause you know that you're

{Refrain}

We'll walk until my feet drop
I'm a train when I'm hateful
Yeah, lay right down now
And ride until your head breaks
I'm a-walkin' 'til my brain pops
I will move with the beat now
I'm a chain 'round an A-bomb
I'm a ribbon in the heat now
New York!


Sweet Sixteen

I'll do anything
For my sweet sixteen,
And I'll do anything
For little run away child

Gave my heart an engagement ring.
She took ev'rything.
Ev'rything I gave her,
Oh sweet sixteen.

Built a moon
For a rocking chair.
I never guessed it would
Rock her far from here
Oh, oh, oh, oh.

Someone's built a candy castle
For my sweet sixteen.
Someone's built a candy brain
And filled it in.

Well I'll do anything
For my sweet sixteen
Oh I'll do anything
For little runaway child

Well, memories will burn you.
Memories grow older as people can
They just get colder
Like sweet sixteen

Oh, I see it's clear
Baby, that you are
All through here
Oh, oh, oh, oh.

Someone's built a candy castle
For my sweet sixteen,
Someone's built a candy house
To house her in.
Someone's built a candy castle
For my sweet sixteen.
Someone's built a candy brain
And filled it in.

And I do anything
For my sweet sixteen
Oh, I do anything
For little run away girl.

Yeah, sad and lonely and blue.
Yeah, gettin' over you.
How, how do you think it feels
Yeah to get up in the morning, get over you.
Up in the morning, get over you.
Wipe away the tears, get over you,
get over, get over...

My sweet sixteen
Oh runaway child
Oh sweet sixteen
Little runaway girl.

Gave my heart an engagement ring
She left everything
Everything I gave her
Sweet sixteen
Built a moon
For a rocking chair,
Never guessed it would
Rock her far from here
Oh, oh, oh

Someone's built a candy castle
For my sweet sixteen.
Someone's built a candy house
To house her in.
Someone's built a candy castle
For my sweet sixteen
Someone's built a candy house
To house her in.

And I'll do anything
For my sweet sixteen
Oh, I'll do anything
For little runaway child.

Do anything
For my sweet sixteen
I'll do anything
For little runaway girl
Little runaway girl
Oh sweet sixteen
Oh sweet sixteen
Oh.

Dancing with myself On the floors of Tokyo Down in London town's a go-go With the record selection And the mirror's reflection I'm a-dancing with myself Oh, when there's no one else in sight In the crowded, lonely night Well, I wait so long for my love vibration And I'm dancing with myself {Refrain} Oh, oh, oh dancing with myself Oh, oh, oh dancing with myself Well there's nothing to lose And there's nothing to prove And I'm dancing with myself Oh, oh, oh, oh If I looked all over the world And there's every type of girl But your empty eyes seem to pass me by And leave me dancing with myself So let's sink another drink 'Cause it'll give me time to think If I had a chance, I'd ask one to dance And I'd be dancing with myself {Refrain} Oh, oh, oh, oh (4x) Well, if I looked all over the world And there's every type of girl But your empty eyes seem to pass me by And leave me dancing with myself So let's sink another drink 'Cause it'll give me time to think If I had a chance, I'd ask one to dance And I'll be dancing with myself {As refrain} Oh, oh, oh dancing with myself Oh, oh, oh dancing with myself If I had a chance, I'd ask one to dance If I had a chance, I'd ask one to dance If I had a chance, I'd ask one to dance Oh, oh, oh, oh (4x) Oh, oh, oh, dancing with myself Oh, world's all wet Oh, oh, oh, dancing with myself I'm gonna sweat Oh, oh, oh, dancing with myself I'm gonna sweat Oh, oh, oh, dancing with myself sweat (18x) Oh, oh, oh, dancing with myself (repeat to fade)
Mony Mony Here she come down, say "Mony, Mony" Well, shoot 'em down, turn around, come home, honey Hey!, she gimme love an' I feel alright now Everybody! You got me tossin' turnin' in the night, make me feel alright I say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Well you make me feel Mony, Mony So Mony, Mony Good Mony, Mony Yeah! Mony, Mony So good! Mony, Mony Oh, yeah! Mony, Mony Come on! Mony, Mony All right, baby! Mony, Mony Say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Break 'dis, shake 'dis, Mony, Mony Shot gun, get it done, come on, honey Don't stop cookin', it feels so good, yeah Hey! Well don't stop now, hey, come on Mony, well come on, Mony I say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Well you make me feel Mony, Mony So Mony, Mony Good Mony, Mony Yeah! Mony, Mony So good! Mony, Mony Oh, yeah! Mony, Mony Come on! Mony, Mony All right, baby! Mony, Mony I say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Oo, I love your Mony, moan, moan, Mony Oo, I love your Mony, moan, moan, Mony Oo, I love your Mony, moan, moan, Mony Oo, I love your Mony, moan, moan, Mony I say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Come on! Mony, Mony Come on! Mony, Mony Come on! Mony, Mony Mony, Mony Mony, Mony Mony, Mony Mony, Mony
Rebel Yell Last night a little dancer Came dancin' to my door Last night a little angel Came pumpin cross my floor She said honey baby You got a license for love And if it expires Bring hell from above because In the midnight our she cried more more more With a rebel yell more more more, etc She don't like slavery She wont sit and beg But when you tied her open She's near to being What set you free Brought you to me, babe What set you free I need you hear by me, because chorus I walk the walls for you babe 10,000 miles for you I dried your tears of pain A thousand times, for I'd sell my soul for you babe For money to burn with you I'd give you all And have none, babe Just a Just a Justa Justa to have you here by me.... chorus out
Cradle of Love Well rock the cradle of love Rock the cradle of love Yes the cradle of love don't rock easily it's true Well rock the cradle of love I rocked the cradle of love Yes the cradle of love don't rock easily it's true Well now It burned like a ball of fire When the rebel took a little child bride To tease yeah so go easy yeah Cause love cuts a million ways Shakes the devil when he misbehaves I aint nobody's fool Come on shake it up Whatever I do Rock the cradle of love Rock the cradle of love Yes the cradle of love don't rock easily it's true Sent from Heaven above that's right To rob the cradle of love Yes the pages of love don't talk decently it's true Yeah flesh for your romeo Ah yeah baby I hear you moan It's easy y' know how to please me yeah This love starts my rollin train You can't stop it It aint in vain I aint nobody's fool Come on shake it up Whatever you do These are the wages of love Rock the cradle of love These are the wages of love Ooh yeah Rock the cradle Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah Well it burned like a ball on fire When the rebel took a little child bride To tease yeah I know how to please you yeah Well my love starts a rollin train You can't stop it It aint in vain I aint nobody's fool Come on shake it up Whatever I do Rock the cradle of love Rock the cradle of love Sent from Heaven above That's right To rock the cradle of love Rock the cradle of love Yeah cradle of love That's me mama I robbed the devil of love All right Cradle of love If you teaze me tonight If you sleaze me all right If you appeaze me tonight And let me ease you Cradle of love