Thin Lizzy – Johnny

Johnny parka vilahtelee useammassakin Thin Lizzyn biisissä. Kaverilla tuntuu olevan taipumusta huumeriippuvuuteen. Tässä Johnny the Fox -levyn avaavassa rallissa hän keikkaa apteekin, ampuu vartijan ja jää kiinni.

“Somewhere on the waterfront
Johnny’s hiding with a gun
Swears he’ll kill any man that tells his story
He’s ain’t sorry for what he’s done

He broke into a drugstore
Just to cure his daily need
Didn’t mean to shoot the guard
But he was blinded by the greed

Oh, Johnny

See that nun, she’s his sister
She doesn’t know that he’s gone bad
When they told it to his papa
It drove the old man mad

Just as his mother warned him
From her dying bed
It’s alright to lose your heart
But never lose your head

Oh, Johnny

Now the cops have got him surrounded
And he doesn’t stand a hope
He wonders how he could be in so much trouble
Over just a little dope

Five to one he gets away
That’s the odds I’m going to give
Five to four they blast him away
Three to one he’s going to live

Oh, Johnny
Oh, Johnny, you better run

Back in the alley where he was slain
Thought I heard something move
Beside the trash can lay a heart and chain
The picture had been removed

Just another junkyard piece
Looking for a bed
It’s alright to lose your heart
But never lose your head

Oh, Johnny

Lookout!”

Thin Lizzy – It’s Getting Dangerous

80-luvun alussa Thin Lizzyn leiri oli melko sekaisin. Edellisvuosikymmenen menestys oli enää haamu ja Phil Lynott oli osittain keskittynyt soololevyjen tekoon sekä suonensisäisten käyttämiseen. Keskellä tuota soppaa syntynyttä Renegades levyä pidetäänkin yhtenä Thin Lizzyn huonoimmista. Levyn päättävä It’s Getting Dangerous onkin kuvaava titteli aikakaudelle.

“The man finds himself alone for the first time in his life
He’s always got a problem, he’s got to work it out wrong or right
He’s got to work it out, he’s so lonely in the night
He’s got to work it all alone

Now who in the world would believe that he’s got another trick up his sleeve
And who in the world wants to know which way should he go
Which way should he turn? which way should he learn?
Which day should he stop? which way to the top?

I remember him when we were friends, when we were young, way back then
I still can recall when we were small how he tried his best to warn us all

This living on his own has turned his heart to stone and it’s all pain
He sits out on his own and eats his heart out alone in the pouring rain
Now who in the world would have know
That just a few years ago his love could have grown and grown

Through the rain, the sleet and snow
But the rain, the sleet and snow chills the heart and kills the soul
So the let the cold winds blow
What he doesn’t see he doesn’t know

I remember him when we were friends, when we were young, way back then
I recall it all when we were small how he tried his best to warn us all

I remember it still, I always will when we were friends way back then
I recall it all when we were small how he tried his best to warn us all
He said, watch out for the danger
He said, watch out

The man is a winner for the first time in his life
He looks a little thinner but he says hey that doesn’t matter
But if you look closely
You’ll see a cold smug self-satisfactory smile behind

And now that he has won it doesn’t matter how or which way it was done
Now that he’s in control, revenge is in his heart and soul
The power is at his fingertips, vengeance is on his lips
But the power he fought to control now has got him in it’s grips

I remember him when we were friends, when we were young, way back then
I recall it all when we were small how he tried his best to warn us all

I remember it still, I always will when we were friends way back then
I recall it all when we were small how he tried his best to warn us all

I remember him when we were friends, when we were young, way back then
But now we’re all grown up and we’re strangers
You see, bit by bit, part by part, we slipped and slipped
Till we’d grown apart and now we’re strangers”