STRANGE LEGENDS Lyrics

The African Queen (Joe Bouchard) 

The drums at night  Across the river 
Deep in the jungle  The big picture 

Riding on down the river  Where crocodiles pose a threat 
Swatting the bugs away    And drowning in a sinners sweat 
In a world you’ve never seen.  Shooting down the rapids Oh, oh... 
On the African Queen 

Torpedo the wicked  It’s best for the team 
A world in full color  And deep in extremes 

Riding on down the river  Where crocodiles pose a threat 
Swatting the bugs away  And drowning in a sinners sweat 
In a world you’ve never seen.  Shooting down the rapids Oh, oh... 
On the African Queen. 

Drinking like Bogie  With a head full of gin 
Crazy old man  Got soaked to the skin 
   
Riding on down the river  Where crocodiles pose a threat 
Swatting the bugs away    And drowning in a sinners sweat 
In a world you’ve never seen.  Shooting down the rapids Oh, oh... 
On the African Queen   On the African Queen 
On the African Queen   On the African Queen 
The African Queen. 

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Forget About Love (John Elwood Cook) 

I'm sorry for myself, I'm sorry for you 
You've got a reason, being sorry too 
I'm sorry for myself, at the end of the day 
You got no reason, but you hate me anyway 
 Forget about…. 

Forget About Love 
Forget about...   
For.............get about 
Forget about Love-uvh. 
Forget About Love 

  
I'm sorry for myself I got screwed 
You got no reason to be in a mood 
I'm sorry for myself, what I gotta pay 
You got no reason, but you hate me anyway 
 Forget about…. 

Forget About Love 
Forget about...   
For.............get about 
Forget about Love-uvh.   
Forget About Love. 

  
I'm sorry for myself what can I say 
I'm sorry for everything I let slip away 
I'm sorry for myself, I got screwed 
You got no reason, to be in a mood. 
 Forget about…. 

  
Forget About Love 
Forget about...   
For.............get about 
Forget about Love-uvh.   
Forget About Love. 
FORGET ABOUT LOVE!

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Walk of Fame  (Joe Bouchard) 

Signing autographs.  In a gold that glitters 
Dressed up real sharp.  And posing for pictures 

Craving the fame. Playing the game 
Craving the fame. Playing the game 

Hey Babe.  I got my star 
Hey Babe.  In a shiny sports car 
Hey Babe.  I played the game 
Now I'm enshrined in.   

The Walk of Fame.   2x 
In the Walk of Fame.  2x 

He pissed someone off.  They trashed his reputation 
Now his shiny star.  Is out of circulation 

Hey Babe.  I got my star 
Hey Babe.  In a shiny sports car 
Hey Babe.  I played the game 
Now I'm enshrined in.   

The Walk of Fame.   2x 
In the Walk of Fame.  2x 

Someone, someday   Might steal your car 
Someone, someday. Might trash your star   
Just walk Just walk Just walk Just walk 

Mr. Humpty and Mr. Dumpty went walking downtown  
On the walk they were standing  
On your shiny star.   That was vandalized. 
Again. 

That kind of fame   You will never see 
Cause you aint’t got the dough.   

You aint’t got the dough, re, mi 
Walk on. 

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Hit and Run  (John Elwood Cook) 

Seems kind of odd when you think you're special 
When your flame burns perpetual 
Seems kind of odd 
You think You're the one 

But let's be friends and talk this over 
We can be united..in horror 
We can Have some fun 

We can, We can-Hit and run 
We can, We can-Hit and run 

My dreams don't have reasons 
My demons..my dreams appease them 
Lines get blurry Blot the sun 

This is the world that gave us Oswald 
From the shadow realm I feel compelled 
To obliterate And to stun 

We can, We can-Hit and run 
We can, We can-Hit and run 

A bitterly conflicted man 
Steps from darkness Gun in hand   
Trigger madness Life is done 

Life on earth has not been easy 
I know God don't need me 
I know I'm not his son 

We can, We can-Hit and run 
We can, We can-Hit and run 
We can, We can-Hit and run 
We can, We can-Hit and run 

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Racing Through the Desert    (Joe Bouchard) 

(INSTRUMENTAL) 

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All Day and All of the Night.  (Ray Davies) 

I'm not content to be with you in the daytime 
Girl, I want to be with you all of the time 
The only time I feel alright is by your side 
Girl, I want to be with you all of the time 
All day and all of the night 
All day and all of the night 
All day and all of the night 

I believe that you and me last forever 
Oh yeah, all day and nighttime yours, leave me never 
The only time I feel alright is by your side 
Girl, I want to be with you all of the time 
All day and all of the night 
All day and all of the night 

Oh, come on, Get ‘em hard! 

I believe that you and me last forever 
Oh yeah, all day and nighttime yours, leave me never 
The only time I feel alright is by your side 
Girl, I want to be with you all of the time 
All day and all of the night 
All day and all of the night-time 
All day and all of the night 

GUITAR TUNING: 
E,B,E,G,B,E   

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She’s A Legend   (John Shirley, Joe Bouchard) 

I heard the whispers in Robber’s Row-- 
“She is the dawn when the cock will crow; 
she is the night, with the flies that gleam. 
She leads you through pleasure 
into a bad dream.” 
She’s a legend! 
a legend… 

On first sight I saw a light in her eyes, 
two distant candles beneath a black sky; 
then the bullet of fate whistled by-- 
I was fortunate to be allowed to fly. 
     ….She’s a legend! 

CHORUS 
She’s a legend! She’s a awesome tale 
told by shivering men 
She’s a legend! a deep dark myth 
without end; 
She’s a legend!  Your life is a small coin 
she spends 
she’s a legend! 
a legend. 

The feds found the dead across three states, 
seven lonely men with identical fates; 
They saw what she’d used to close their mouths: 
A nightbird singing when it was daylight out. 
….She’s a legend! 

CHORUS (sung) 
She’s a legend! 

SOLO 

Yes, the bullet of fate whistled by  (Whoop, whoop)-17 
She opened her hand, allowed me to fly. 
She’s a le-gend an unholy grail 
She let me go...that I might tell this tale. 

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Once Upon a Time at the Border. (Joe Bouchard) 

Kiss me, and say good-bye 
There are no more words to say. 
Trembling lips and eyes so red  
Our time was slipping away 

Setting suns shine across the water 
Hanging on to yesterday 
Records spinning one last time 
The songs just faded away 

Righteous loves that haunt your soul 
Echoes from a distant time 

Cool winds 
Churn the waters 
White caps brush the gray skies 
Cool winds 
Broken dreams 
Hearts abandoned along the way 
But it was sweet, my love. 

Playing all week in a smokey dive 
Daddy's taking time away 
All the customers dig the sounds 
While we slept away the days 

Righteous loves that haunt your soul 
Echoes from a distant time 

Cool winds 
Churn the waters 
White caps brush the gray skies 
Cool winds 
Broken dreams 
Hearts abandoned along the way 
But it was sweet, my love. 

MANDO BRIDGE 

Cool winds 
Churn the waters 
White caps brush the gray skies 
Cool winds 
Broken dreams 
Hearts abandoned along the way 
But it was sweet, my love. 
Cool winds 
Churn the waters 
White caps brush the gray skies 
Cool winds 
Broken dreams 
Hearts abandoned along the way 
But it was sweet, my love. 
  
But it was sweet, my love. 

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Bottom for the Bottomless    (John Shirley, Joe Bouchard) 

Where do you go when you’re so lost 
no one could ever find you? 
lost in memory, and in cost 
try’n to put it behind you; 
it’s always night in that place 
where you hoard your grim  gems; 
the glint of eyes full of fear 
is  how you know them. 
one way out say the owls; 
say the bats and crickets: 
throw off your cowl, find the way, 
out of this endless thicket-- 

 [chorus:] 
and dive deep, dive deep, 
down the well of sorrow 
dive deep, dive deep, 
till tonight is tomorrow.   

  
“it’s got no bottom, you fall forever” 
that’s the lie they tell 
All your friends cynical nihilists 
won’t look at the sky 
they’re scared of the risk. 

They’re unaware of the worlds 
where black bleeds color 
they don’t know there rare worlds 
where you meet the Others… 
and dive deep, dive deep, 
down the well of sorrow 
dive deep, dive deep, 
till tonight is tomorrow 
and dive deep, dive deep, 
down the well of sorrow 
dive deep, dive deep, 
till tonight is tomorrow 
  

swim the tunnel 
no longer blind 
all the boundaries 
start to unwind-- 
and there’s no real enemy… 
except lost time. 
except lost time… 

the very strange others…. 
as strange as you 
the very strange others 
bringing very strange truths… 

and dive deep, dive deep, 
down the well of sorrow 
dive deep, dive deep, 
till tonight is tomorrow 

you fly out 
and leave behind. 
all boundaries unwind 
and dive deep, dive deep 
all boundaries unwind 

dive deep, dive deep 
dive deep, dive deep, 

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Strangely in Love 

When they tell your story 
Your stories seem old 
When they tell your story 
Your stories seem cold 

A ride on the river 
When the moonlight plays 
A ride on the river 
Toward the end of the day   

And you always knew 
the river was in your blood 
When you fell 
Strangely in love 
Insanely in love 
Strangely in love 

A ride on the river 
When the moonlight plays 
A ride on the river 
Toward the end of the day   
Toward the end of the day   

And if you let this all go wrong again 
And the truth depends on your whim 
If you spend your  life waiting 
To see that shooting star 
Separate…Venus and Mars 

And you always brought 
the worst down from above 
When you fell 
Strangely in love 
Insanely in love 
Strangely in love 
A ride on the river 
When the moonlight plays 
A ride on the river 
Toward the end of the day 
Toward the end of the day 

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Winter 

Across the frozen river, The eagle flies 
Brings you a shiver, When you realize 

It’s the winter Of our lives 
It’s the winter Of our lives 

Across the frozen river, The sky fades to black 
many a man before me, falls in a trap 

Its a given.  It's no surprise.   

It’s the winter Of our lives 

It’s the winter Of our lives 

Its a winter  Of our lives   

SOLO 

Across the frozen river, The moon goes full 
And those still living, Here feel it’s pull 
In the final hour, The truth will arise 

It’s the winter Of our lives 

It’s the winter Of our lives 

It’s the winter    Of our lives 

It’s the winter Of our lives   

It’s the winter Of our lives 

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Lyrics from the album Strange Legends on RockHeart Records. (dist. by Deko/ADA/Warner Bros.) 

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