Lyrics: King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents:
Ringo & His New All-Starr Band
 (2002)

 

Photograph

Ev'ry time i see your face,
It reminds me of the places we used to go.
But all i got is a photograph
And i realise you're not coming back anymore.

I thought i'd make it the day you went away,
But i can't make it
Till you come home again to stay-yi-yay-yi-yay.

I can't get used to living here,
While my heart is broke, my tears i cried for you.
I want you here to have and hold,
As the years go by and we grow old and grey.

Now you're expecting me to live without you,
But that's not something that i'm looking forward to.

I can't get used to living here,
While my heart is broke, my tears i cried for you.
I want you here to have and hold,
As the years go by and we grow old and grey.

Ev'ry time i see your face,
It reminds me of the places we used to go.
But all i got is a photograph
And i realise you're not coming back anymore.

Ev'ry time i see your face,
It reminds me of the places we used to go.
But all i got is a photograph
And i realise you're not coming back anymore.

Ev'ry time i see your face,
It reminds me of the places we used to go.
But all i got is a photograph
And i realise you're not.

Act Naturally

They're gonna put me in the movies
They're gonna make a big star out of me
We'll make a film about a man that's sad and lonely
And all I gotta do is act naturally

Well, I'll bet you I'm gonna be a big star
Might win an Oscar you can never tell
The movies gonna make me a big star
Cos I can play the part so well

Well I hope you'll come and see me in the movies
Then I know that you will plainly see
The biggest fool that ever hit the big time
And all I gotta do is act naturally

We'll make the scene about a man that's sad and lonely
And begging down upon his bended knee
I'll play the part and I won't need rehearsing
All I gotta do is act naturally

Well, I'll bet you I'm gonna be a big star
Might win an Oscar you can never tell
The movies gonna make me a big star
Cos I can play the part so well

Well I hope you'll come and see me in the movies
Then I know that you will plainly see
The biggest fool that ever hit the big time
And all I gotta do is act naturally

Logical Song
(feat. Roger Hodgson)

When I was young it seemed
that life was so wonderful
a miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical
And all the birds in the trees
well they'd be singing so happily
joyfully, oh playfully watching me

But then they sent me away
to teach me how to be sensible,
logical, oh responsible, practical
And they showed me a world
where I could be so dependable
clinical, oh intellectual, cynical.

There are times when all the world's asleep
The questions run too deep
for such a simple man
Won't you please,
please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd
but please tell me who I am

Oh watch what you say
or they'll be calling you a radical,
a liberal, oh fanatical, criminal
Oh won't you sign up your name
we'd like to feel you're acceptable
respectable, presentable - & vegetable!

But at night when all the world's asleep
The questions run too deep
for such a simple man
Won't you please,
please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd
but please tell me who I am

No One Is To Blame
(feat. Howard Jones)

You can look at the menu but you just can't eat
You can feel the cushions but you can't have a seat
You can dip your foot in the pool but you can't have a swim
You can feel the punishment but you can't commit the sin
And you want her and she wants you
We want everyone
And you want her and she wants you

No one, no one, no one ever is to blame
You can build a mansion but you just can't live in it
You're the fastest runner but you're not allowed to win
Some break the rules
And live to count the cost
The insecurity is the thing that won't get lost
And you want her and she wants you
We want everyone
And you want her and she wants you

No one, no one, no one ever is to blame
You can see the summit but you can't reach it
It's the last piece of the puzzle but you just can't make it fit
Doctor says you're cured but you still feel the pain
Aspirations in the clouds but your hopes go down the drain
And you want her and she wants you
We want everyone
And you want her and she wants you

No one, no one, no one ever is to blame
No one ever is to blame
No one ever is to blame

Yellow Submarine

Okay, we're gonna do a number now
and you all know the words so I like to hear you all join in.
Are you ready to join in?
YEAH!!
'Cause it's very simple, very easy,
it's a place we all like to be and it goes like this


In the town where i was born, yes! Yes!
Lived a man who sailed to sea.
And he told us of his life
In the land of submarines.
So we sailed on to the sun,
Till we found the sea of green,
And we played beneath the waves,
In our yellow submarine.

Come on now!

We all live in a yellow submarine,
Yellow submarine, a yellow submarine.
We all live in a yellow submarine,
A yellow submarine, a yellow submarine.

And our friends are all aboard,
Many more of them live next door.
And the band began to play.

Ho!

We all live in a yellow submarine,
A yellow submarine, a yellow submarine.
We all live in a yellow submarine,
A yellow submarine, a yellow submarine.

Full speed ahead, mister parker, full speed ahead!
Full speed over here, sir!
Action station! Action station!
Aye, aye, sir, fire!
Heaven! Heaven!

As we live (as we live)
A life of ease, ( a life of ease)
Ev'ryone of us (ev'ryone of us)
Has all we need. (has all we need)
A sky of blue (sky of blue)
A sea of green, (sea of green)
In our yellow (in our yellow)
Submarine. (submarine, ha! Ha!)

"come on, this time!

We all live in a yellow submarine,
A yellow submarine, a yellow submarine.
We all live in a yellow submarine,
A yellow submarine, a yellow submarine.

Last time!
We all live in a yellow submarine, come on in the back!
A yellow submarine, yeah, a yellow submarine.
We all live in a yellow submarine,
A yellow submarine, a yellow submarine.

Thank you! Merci beaucoup! Danke schon!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Well, that's it from us, we'll be off now. I'm only kidding
Okay, sit down, sit down, come on, you've had your fun.
I get so bossy when i get up here.
Okay, we've prompted up all of the show,
this is like the solo spots in the show
Where a couple of members are doing
acoustic numbers for you while the rest of the band
Go and cool off. Then we gradually build up again
and then i'll return. And this evening we're gonna start
with the mighty Joe Walsh!

Give A Little Bit
(feat. Roger Hodgson)

Give a little bit -
give a little bit of your love to me
I'll give a little bit -
give a little bit of my love to you

There's so much that we need to share
So send a smile and show you care

Gave a little bit -
I gave a little bit of my life to you
So give a little bit -
give a little bit of your time to me
See the man with the lonely eyes
Oh take his hand you'll be so surprised

Give a little bit -
give a little bit of your love to me
I'll give a little bit -
give a little bit of my life to you
Now's the time that we need to share
So find yourself -
we're on our way back home

You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful You're Mine)

Ho!

You come on like a dream, peaches and cream,
Lips like strawberry wine.
You're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine. (mine, all mine)

You're all ribbons and curls, ooh, what a girl,
Eyes that sparkle and shine.
You're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine.
(mine, all mine, mine, mine)

You're my baby, you're my pet,
We fell in love on the night we met.
You touched my hand, my heart went pop,
Ooh, when we kissed, i could not stop.

You walked out of my dreams, into my arms,
Now you're my angel divine.
You're sixteen, you're beautiful, and you're mine.

You're my baby, you're my pet,
We fell in love on the night we met.
You touched my hand, my heart went pop,
Ooh, when we kissed, i could not stop.

You walked out of my dreams, into my car,
Now you're my angel divine.
You're sixteen, you're beautiful, and you're mine.

You're sixteen, you're beautiful, and you're mine.

You're sixteen, you're beautiful, and you're mine.

All mine, all mine, all mine.

All mine, all mine, all mine.

All mine, all mine, all mine, all mine, but i do.

You are mine!

What shall we do with the drunken sailor?
What shall we do with the drunken sailor?

No No Song

Huh-huh! Huh-huh
(Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah)
(Aye-aye-aye-aye)

A lady that i know just came from columbia,
She smiled because i did not understand.
Then she held out some marijuana, ha ha!
She said it was the best in all the land.

And i said,
"no, no, no, no, i don't smoke it no more,
I'm tired of waking up on the floor.
No, thank you, please, it only makes me sneeze,
And then it makes it hard to find the door."

(ah-ah-aye-aye)

A woman that i know just came from majorca, spain,
She smiled because i did not understand. (parazzi! Parazzi!) (ole!)
Then she held out a ten pound bag of cocaine,
She said it was the finest in the land.

And i said,
"no, no, no, no, i don't sniff it no more,
I'm tired of waking up on the floor.
No, thank you, please, it only makes me sneeze,
And then it makes it hard to find the door."

(aye-aye-aye-aye)
(aye-aye-aye-aye)
(aye-aye-aye-aye)
(aye-aye-aye)

A man that i know just came from nashville, tennessee, oo, (oh no!)
He smiled because i did not understand.
Then he held out some moonshine whiskey, oh ho,
He said it was the best in all the land. (and he wasn't joking!!!)

And i said,
"no, no, no, no, i don't drink it no more,
I'm tired of waking up on the floor.
No, thank you, please, it only makes me sneeze,
And then it makes it hard to find the door."

Well, i said,
"no, no, no, no, i can't take it no more,
I'm tired of waking up on the floor.
No, thank you, please, it only makes me sneeze,
And then it makes it hard to find the door."

Hey yeh!

"i'll just have another drink, barman,
have you got a large brandy?"

Back Off Boogaloo

Go!

Back off boogaloo,
I said, back off boogaloo,
I said, back off boogaloo, boo.

Back of boogaloo,
What d'yer think i'm gonna do?
I got a flash right from the start.

Wake up, meat head,
Don't pretend that you are dead,
Get yourself up off the cart.

Get yourself together now
And give me something tasty.
Ev'rything you try to do,
You know it sure sounds wasted.

Back off boogaloo,
I said, back off boogaloo.

You think you're a groove,
Standing there in your wallpaper shoes
And your socks that match your eyes.

Back off boogaloo,
I said, back off boogaloo,
Come on, back off boogaloo, boo.

Get yourself together now
And give me something tasty.
Ev'rything you try to do,
You know it sure sounds wasted.

Back off boogaloo,
What d'yer think i'm gonna do?
I got a flash right from the start.

Back off boogaloo,
I said, back off boogaloo,
Come on, back off boogaloo, boo.

Back off boogaloo,
I said, back off boogaloo,
Come on, back off boogaloo, boo.

Back, ba-ba-ba-back!

Back off boogaloo,
I said, back off boogaloo,
Come on, back off boogaloo, boo.

Back off boogaloo,
I said, back off boogaloo,
Come on, back off boogaloo, boo.

Back, back, ba-ba-back, come on!

Back off boogaloo,
I said, back off boogaloo,
Come on, back off boogaloo, boo.

Back off boogaloo,
I said, back off boogaloo,
Come on, back off boogaloo, boo.

Glamorous Life
(feat. Sheila E.)

She wears a long fur coat of mink
Even in the summertime
Everybody knows from the coy little wink
The girl's got a lot on her mind

She's got big thoughts, big dreams
And a big brown Mercedes sedan
What I think this girl, she really wants
Is 2 be in love with a man

She wants 2 lead the glamorous life
She don't need a man's touch
She wants 2 lead the glamorous life
Without love, it ain't much

She saw him standing in the section marked
"If U have 2 ask, U can't afford it" lingerie
She threw him bread and said "Make me scream"
In the dark, what could he say

Boys with small talk and small minds
Really don't impress me in bed
She said I need a man's man baby,
diamonds and furs
Love would only conquer my head

She wants 2 lead the glamorous life
She don't need a man's touch
She wants 2 lead the glamorous life
Without love, it ain't much

They made haste in the brown sedan
They drove 2 55 Secret Street
They made love and by the 7th wave
She knew she had a problem

She thought real love is real scary
Money only pays the rent
Love is 4 ever and that's all your life
Love is heaven sent - it's glamorous

Lead the glamorous life
She don't need a man's touch
She's want 2 lead the glamorous life
Without love, it ain't much

[Chorus:]
She wants 2 lead the glamorous life
She don't need a man's touch
She wants 2 lead the glamorous life
Without love, it ain't much, it ain't much

Lead the glamorous life
She don't need a man's touch
She wants 2 lead the glamorous life
Without love, it ain't much, it ain't much

[Chorus 3x]

I Wanna Be Your Man

I wanna be your lover baby,
I wanna be your man,
I wanna be your lover baby,
I wanna be your man.
Tell me that you love me baby,
Like no other can,
Love you like no other baby,
Like no other can.

I wanna be your man,
I wanna be your man.

Tell me that you love me baby,
Tell me you understand,
Tell me that you love me baby,
I wanna be your man.
I wanna be your lover baby,
I wanna be your man,
I wanna be your lover baby,

I wanna be your man.
I wanna be your man,
I wanna be your man.

I wanna be your lover baby,
I wanna be your man,
I wanna be your lover baby,
I wanna be your man.
Tell me that you love me baby,
Like no other can,
Love you like no other baby,
Like no other can.

I wanna be your man,
I wanna be your man.

Lucky Man
(feat. Greg Lake)

He had white horses
And ladies by the score
All dressed in satin
And waiting by the door

Oooh, what a lucky man he was

White lace and feathers
They made up his bed
A gold covered mattress
On which he was laid

He went to fight wars
For his country and his king
Of his honor and his glory
The people would sing

A bullet had found him
His blood ran as he cried
No money could save him
So he laid down and he died

Take The Long Way Home
(feat. Roger Hodgson)

So you think you're a Romeo
Playing a part in a picture show
Take the long way home
take the long way home

'Cause you're the joke
of the neighbourhood
Why should you care

if you're feeling good
Take the long way home,
take the long way home

But there are times that you feel
you're part of the scenery
All the greenery is coming down boy
And then your wife seems to think
you're part of the furniture
Oh it's peculiar, she used to be so nice

When lonely days turn to lonely nights
You take a trip to the city lights
And take the long way home
take the long way home

You never see what you want to see
Forever playing to the gallery
You take the long way home,
take the long way home

And when you're up on stage,
it's so unbelievable
Unforgettable - how they adore you
But then your wife seems to think
you're losing your sanity
Oh, calamity, is there no way out

Well does it feel that your life's
become a catastrophe
Oh it has to be for you to grow boy
And when you look through the years
and see what you could have been
Oh what you might have been -
if you'd had more time

So when the day comes
to settle down
Well who's to blame
if you're not around
You took the long way home
Took the long way home...

All The Young Dudes
(feat. Ian Hunter)

Well Billy rapped all night about his suicide
How he'd kick it in the head when he was 25.
Speed jive. Don't wanna stay alive when you're 25.
And Wendy's stealing clothes from unlocked cars
And Freddie's got spots from ripping off the stars from his face.
Funky little boat race.
The television man is crazy
Saying we're juvenile deliquent wrecks.
I need T.V. when I got T-Rex.
Oh brother, you guessed, I'm a dude now.

[Chorus:]
All the young dudes.
Carry the news.
Bugaloo dudes. Carry the news.

Well Jimmy looks sweet cuz he dresses like a queen
But he can kick like a mule; it's a real mean team.
But, we can love. Yes, we can love.
And my brother's back home with his Beatles and his Stones.
We never got off with that revolution stuff.
What a drag. Too many snags.
Well, I drunk a lot of wine and I'm feeling fine.
Gonna raise some cat to bed.
Oh man, is this concerete all around
Or is it all in my head.

Brother, I'm a dude now.

[Chorus]

Don't Go Where The Road Don't Go

I woke up from a bad dream
To the howling of a lonely night.
But the walls come closing in
Like the victim of a one-way fight.
I don't remember many yesterdays,
I left a lot of things undone,
Now i'm back and i'm here to say
I'm looking after number one.

Don't go, don't go where the road don't go,
Don't go, don't go where the road don't go.

Seeing people on the freeway,
Takes me back to where i started from.
I was riding on the big wheel,
I was walking in a midnight sun.
Well, i did a lot of favours then,
I asked for nothing in return.
Now those friends have all disappeared,
I guess there's still so much to learn.

Don't go, don't go where the road don't go,
Don't go, don't go where the road don't go.
Don't go, don't you go where the road don't go.
'Cause you'll never run, you'll never outrun the gun.

Well, i said it don't come easy.
Well, i sure know how it feels.

Don't go, don't go where the road don't go,
Don't go, don't go where the road don't go.

Don't go, don't go where the road don't go,
Don't go, don't go where the road don't go.
Don't go, don't you go where the road don't go.
'Cause you'll never run, you'll never outrun the gun.

Don't go, don't go where the road don't go,
Don't go, don't go where the road don't go.
Don't go, don't you go where the road don't go.

With A Little Help From My Friends

Okay, another one of those songs
you all know and love and you all know
The words so I wanna hear you
Louder than the band this time, okay?
YEAH!
I said louder than the band this time, okay?
YEAH!! Thank you! Ha! Ha!
Pretty frightening when you do that!


What would you do if i sang out of tune
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and i'll sing you a song
And i'll try not to sing out of key.

Oh, i get by with a little help from my friends,
Mm, i get high with a little help from my friends,
Oh, i'm gonna try with a little help from my friends.

What do i do when my love is away?
(does it worry you to be alone?)
How do i feel at the end of the day?
(are you sad because you're on your own?)

No, i get by with a little help from my friends,
Mm, i'm get high with a little help from my friends,
Oh, i'm gonna try with a little help from my friends.

(do you need anybody?)
I need somebody to love.
(could it be anybody?)
I just want someone to love.

(would you believe in a love at first sight?)
Yes, i'm certain that it happens all the time.
(what do you see when you turn out the light?)
I can't tell you but i know it's mine.

Mm, i get by with a little help from my friends, let me see the figures!
High with a little help from my friends,
Mm, i'm gonna try with a little help from my friends.

(do you need anybody?)
I need somebody to love.
(could it be anybody?)
I just want someone to love.

Hey!

(do you need anybody?)
I need somebody to love.
(could it be anybody?)
I just want someone to love.

(would you believe in a love at first sight?)
Certain that it happens all the time.
(what do you see when you turn out the light?)
I can't tell you but i know it's mine.

Oh, i get by with a little help from my friends,
Mm, i get high with a little help from my friends,
Oh, i'm gonna try with a little help from my friends.
Oh, i get by with a little help from my friends,
With a little help from my friends.

TWO, ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, HEY!

HEY! HEY! COME ON!

Okay, you've been such a great audience,
I love you all!
Don't forget it's peace and love and thank you once again.

Thank you and good night!
Good night!

(By with a little help from my friends)
(By with a little help from my friends)
(By with a little help from my friends)
(By with a little help from my friends)
(By with a little help from my friends)
(By with a little help from my friends)
(By with a little help from my friends)
(By with a little help from my friends)