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LYRICS

No WITCH release has ever included lyrics.  Handwritten lyric sheets exist for a few songs written after 1988, but do not seem to have survived for any songs pre-1988 (with "1:45" being the only exception).  Those handwritten lyric sheets that do survive were written at a later date (either for use during a recording session, or for copyright purposes).  At various times through the years band members have also typed up lyric sheets for certain songs, and these, too, were either used for recording and copyright purposes, or given to Betsy so she could learn lyrics for the 2008/9 reunion shows.  So, with Punky and Ronny's help, this page will be the ongoing attempt at transcribing the lyrics for all songs in the WITCH catalog.  Anyone who saw WITCH live knows that Peter would occasionally change the lyrics to some songs, and of course some songs evolved over the years with different arrangements ("1:45" is, again, another example).  In those cases, the studio recording of the song (if there is one) will always take precedent over any live version.



BEWITCHED

I don't blink, I try to think
Nothing's going right, I'm on the brink
I've changed my mind ain't gonna sink
That's the way it's gotta be

I won't be home today
I'm sorry it has to be this way
I had to take another name
I'll change it quick, I feel bewitched
Get outta my way

Out of the night in black they came
Sacrifice, we all knew her name
We laid her down, an altar we made
To do this deed, there's no other way

I won't be home today
I'm sorry it has to be this way
I had to take another name
Now change it quick, I feel bewitched

The hex

(guitar solo)

Oh I feel the heat
It's growing strong
The heat
I just can't hold on

No I won't be home today
I'm sorry it has to be this way
I had to take another name
Now change it quick, I feel bewitched


BLOND ALERT
Yeah yeah

Well it's a blond alert, the girl's in heat
You better watch your step, she'll shred your meat
She's the queen, you're the knight
Go for broke, you'll come out right

(chorus)     She'll do what you want - blond alert
                   She'll do what you need - blond alert
                   She's making you crave it - blond alert
                    Bring you to your knees

To your battle stations, sound the bell
You're scared as shit and she can tell
Make your move, take control
Take her home, she's yours to hold

(chorus)
(guitar solo)
(chorus)

Well it's a blond alert, the girl's in heat
You better watch your step, she'll shred your meat
You learned your lesson, what you can do
Was it just a hole, another night for you

(chorus)

She's got what you want - blond alert
You know what you need - blond alert
She's making you scream for it - blond alert
Bring you to your knees



CAN'T TAKE OUR ROCK
You can't take our rock
Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah

Hey all you teachers
Self righteous preachers
You take us all for fools

We play the game
Ain't that a shame
You make up all the rules

It's all right, we'll hold tight
We'll take it day to day
Won't stop, 'till we're on top
You know we're here to stay

(bridge)     It's time you opened up your eyes
                   It's time you learned to realize

(chorus)     That you can't take our rock
                   Can't take our roll
                   Can't make us stop
                   Can't take our heart and soul

(guitar solo)
(bridge)
(chorus 2x)
(guitar solo)

Well don't you worry
We're in no hurry
And know you can't make us run

We play hard
To the last card
Won't stop until we've won

It's all right, we'll hold tight
We'll take it day to day
Won't stop,'till we're on top
You know we're here to stay

(bridge)
(chorus 3x)

Can't take our rock




CINDERELLA (In Black Leather)
The games you play are obvious
I can tell that you're full of lust
I can see through your charade
You should know you haven't got it made

(chorus)     Cinderella in black leather
                   You're the one I need
                   Cinderella in black leather
                   You're the one for me

You're clad in black, a leather queen
Always on top--Hey--you make the scene
You love the band, you're always there
When you shake, people stop and stare

(chorus)

You used to be such a good little girl
So nice and sweet
The word is out and it's really bad
Seems you're a real treat
Your friends and you are tearing up the town
Taking it all in stride
Someday you'll have a family
And be a black sheep bride

(guitar solo)

The games you play are obvious
I can tell that you're full of lust
I can see through your charade
You should know you haven't got it made

Cinderella in black leather
You're the one I need
Cinderella in black leather
The one for me


DAMNATION
These iron bars you've built around you
Built a prison you can't escape

Found a key, not a resurrection

It's not too late


Evil spins the web at night

I wonder if it will bite

I can't find my way when it's dark outside


(bridge)     Well you're not to worry

                   Listen to the sound
                   Well you're not to worry
                   The hammer's coming down

(chorus)     Damnation

                   Damnation
                   Damnation

Now see the light it's ahead of me

Try to look but I just can't see

I hope I make it to the other side


When I get there the heat's in me

Feel the burning at my feet

It's a hole, it's a highway, forever deep


(bridge)

(chorus)

(guitar solo)

(chorus 2x)


DON'T LEAVE ME LONELY
There's a tear in my eye
Please don't say goodbye
Can't bring myself to face it
As you walk on down the road
Alone I cry

Listen when I say
I will love you anyway
There'll be a place in my heart
When you return home to me
That's when it pays, in many ways

There's a vision that we share
Run your fingers through my hair
My smile will never fade
In my dreams I see we make
A perfect pair, so much to share

Listen when I say
You can't go away to stay
There's an emptiness that I feel
I just can't wait to see you
So we can play, so we can play, so we can play

Don't leave me alone
Don't leave me alone
Don't leave me lonely no more
Don't leave me alone - don't leave me alone
Don't leave me alone - don't leave me alone
Don't leave me lonely no more

We were happier before
My thoughts were all so clear
We reach out searching for more
Loneliness, loneliness
Can't leave me alone

(guitar solo)

The days all seem so long
Without you in my arms
Like a shadow in the night
I keep on calling for you
but you are gone, but you are gone

Listen when I say
I miss you every day
I can't sleep at all at night
Until I can hear your voice
"I'm on my way," "I'm on my way," "I'm on my way"

Don't leave me alone - don't leave me alone
Don't leave me alone - don't leave me alone
Don't leave me lonely no more
Don't leave me alone - don't leave me alone
Don't leave me alone - don't leave me alone
Don't leave me lonely no more

All alone - don't leave me alone
All alone - don't leave me alone
All alone - don't leave me lonely no more
All alone - don't leave me alone
All alone - don't leave me alone
All alone - don't leave me lonely no more

Don't leave me alone - don't leave me alone
Don't leave me alone - don't leave me alone
Don't leave me lonely no more

FIGHT DIRTY
Climb to the top, steppin' on hands and feet
We won't take no for an answer
Livin' life to the fullest degree
Like the wise man told us

(chorus)     Fight - fight - fight dirty
                  Fight - fight - real tough
                  Fight - fight - fight dirty
                  Fight - fight

Old age is when we pay for all our sins
Only the strong will survive this
We must use all our powers to win
Magic from the wizard

(chorus)

You got to

(guitar solo)

You got to

(chorus)

You got to fight
You gotta fight - fight
You got to fight - fight
You got to fight


HIT THE ROAD
On the road, not looking back
Seen a million places and I have to laugh
I've seen 'em come, I've seen 'em go
We'll last forever gonna steal the show

(chorus)     Hit the road - Go on and hit it
                  Hit the road - Get on with it
                  Hit the road - Come on, come on, come on
                  You got to hit the road

Through the cities we don't stay long
We're causing trouble where we don't belong
One night rooms that we'll tear apart
Little girls, we break their heart

(chorus)
(guitar solo)

We're not human, we live to rock
The common bastards are all just talk
Most people hate us but we don't care
Every school girl's dream, every mother's nightmare

(chorus 2x)



KEEP THE LIGHT ON
We've been doing this forever
Going gray before our time
Now I sit and wonder
Did I do it right this time

Promises and maybes
Soon our day will come
We'll just keep on goin' out
'Till history we've won

(chorus)     Keep the light on - the light on, the light on
                  Keep the light on - the light on, the light on
                  Keep the light on - the light on, the light on
                  Keep the light on - the light on, the light on

We've been playing longer
And louder every day
We don't do this for a hobby
That's just the way we play

Still be here forever
It's time to do or die
Come on and give it a chance
Come on and be alive

(chorus)
(guitar solo)

Big 'ol fat producer
Gonna take us to the top
I can't tell the truth from lyin'
Because the lying never stops

We'll still be here forever
Put your hands up in the air
Come on give it a try
Let's see you take our dare

(chorus 2x)


LOVE LOVE LOVE
It can knock you to the floor
Leave you screamin' more,  more, more
It'll bring you to your knees
Leave you cryin' please, please, please

It can make or break your day
You'll be singin' hey, hey hey
They say that it will grow
But you're just thinkin' no, no, no

(bridge)     Well you try to hang on to the good thing that you've found
                   Will it bring you up, or will it take you down

(chorus)     Love, love, love
                  Ain't it what we're thinkin' of
                  Love, love, love
                  Ain't it what we're thinkin' of
                  Love

(guitar solo)

It can hurt more than you know
You just wanna go, go, go
It can stop you growing old
Or leave you in the cold, cold, cold

(bridge)
(chorus)
(guitar solo)
(bridge)
(chorus)

Love, love, love
Love, love, love


NERVOUS WRECK
Welcome to the mess, say hello to the crime
We're gonna sin and we ain't gonna hide
Well lock your doors, stay inside
We're gonna get you, gonna blow your mind

(chorus)     Nervous - nervous
                   Nervous - nervous
                   Nervous - nervous
                   Nervous - I'm a nervous wreck

Changed my ways, don't I look the same
Not trying to be crazy just a little insane
Lock your doors, I'm coming your way
Abuse the things around me, always get my way

(chorus)
(guitar solo)
(chorus 2x)


TAKE ME AWAY
Move on over
Put your leg over mine
Tell me what you like, 'cause I wanna know

When you're lookin' at me
With your hypno-sexy eyes
I know it won't be long before we go

(chorus)     Take me away
                   To your room tonight
                   I'm there for whatever you want
                   I'll get what I need

You say you like it easy
But you treat me oh so rough
Another blanket on the window
Some more nighttime on the cuff

Your breath still deep and heaving
Your body hot and wet
We couldn't be more ready
And I'm not through with you yet

(chorus 2x)

Oh use me

(guitar solo)

You say you like it easy
But you treat me oh so rough
Another blanket on the window
Some more nighttime on the cuff

Your breath still deep and heaving
Your body hot and wet
We couldn't be more ready
And I'm not through with you yet

(chorus 2x)

Take what I need

(chorus 2x)


VICTORY WITHOUT PAIN
When my heart controls my thoughts
My mind would hurt the wars I fought
I'm fighting now, grasping for control

Then you took me to the edge
You said, "Go on jump, I'll break your fall"
Head first I went, you took it all, you took it all

I didn't learn too quickly
But I learned my lesson well
For your love I was so thirsty
I drowned in my own well

(bridge)     I'm starting over from the end
                   Wounds will heal, my heart will mend

(chorus)      It's a victory without pain
                   And the best revenge is to do real good
                   It's working out - Hey - I knew it would
                   A victory without pain

And now I'm over you
I'm stronger than I ever was
I would have done it all for you

You invite me to your game
You made the rules, but then they changed
You chose to lose, I chose to gain,
And there's no pain

I didn't learn too quickly
But I learned my lesson well
For your love I was so thirsty
I drowned in my own well

(bridge)
(chorus)
(guitar solo)

You know I'm starting over from the end
The wound will heal, my heart will mend

(chorus)

It's my victory without pain
It's my victory without pain


WET N WILD

Well I'm lost again, broke and flat
Looking for a place to lay my hat
Looking to the left, over to the right
Looking for a wench put me up all night

Over there, dressed in black
Could be another blond attack
Buy me a drink lady set 'em up
Take you home, wanna fill you up

(chorus)    Wet n wild - Wild
                  Wet n wild - Wild
                  Wet n wild - Wild
                  Wet n wild

She looked a little crazy, that was nothing new
Said that she was bored, needed something to do
Took me to a place I've never been before
Knew I was trouble walking through the door

I turned my back, I was way too late
I'm stuck in the dark,m now I'm her date
Yea I'm an expert at the game
In the morning, turns out the same

(chorus)
(guitar solo)
(chorus)

I'm an expert at the game
And the morning turned out the same
They keep on asking me for more
By the daylight, out the door

Well I'm lost again, broke and flat
I'm looking for a place to lay my hat
Looking to the left, over to the right
Found a wench to put me up all night

Over there, dressed in black
Could be another blond attack
Buy me a drink lady set 'em up
Take you home wanna fill you up

(chorus 3x)



1:45
Well it's 1:45
Tonight I'm alive
Gonna hit the town, turn it upside down tonight

You better grab your date
It looks a little late
Fifteen minutes more to make it to the store

It's a quarter 'till 2
Quarter 'till 2
Quarter 'till 2
Quarter 'till 2

Here I go again
A little loaded on gin
Well I forgot my name, I don't know where I parked my car

Yea my friend's got my keys
Walkin' on my knees
Gonna rest my eyes, just shake me when we get to the store

It's a quarter 'till 2
Quarter 'till 2
It's a quarter 'till 2
Quarter 'till 2

(guitar solo)

(spoken)     It's a 1:45
                   Tonight I'm alive
                   I'm gonna hit the town, turn it upside down tonight

Better grab your date
It looks a little late
Got 15 minutes more to make it to the store

Quarter 'till 2
It's a quarter 'till 2
Quarter 'till 2
Quarter 'till 2

Quarter 'till 2
Quarter 'till 2
Quarter 'till 2
Quarter 'till 2

Quarter 'till 2 - Grab your date
Quarter 'till 2 - It looks a little late
Quarter 'till 2 - Quarter 'till 2
Quarter 'till 2