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Bill's Pete Townshend Pages › Music From Van-Pires

Music From Van-Pires

Bass & Vocals: Himself
Drums & Vocals: Steve Luongo
Guitar & Vocals: Godfrey Townsend
Keyboards & Vocals: Gordon Cotten

Horror Rock

(instrumental)


Darker Side of Night
Entwistle (c) 1997

Chorus
The moon shines down on lovers
But there's a darker side of night
The stars were made for lovers
But there's a darker side of night
Verse
The beast with a thousand eyes
Was just a peacock in disguise
But the shadows at your feet
Hide the warriors in the street
Chorus
The Moon shines down on lovers
But there's a darker side of night
The stars caress young lovers
But there's a darker side of night
Verse
The monster under your bed
Was just an old teddy bear without a head
You're not afraid of Halloween
But you won't spend the night on floor 13
Chorus-out
Mr. Moon shines down on lovers
But there's a darker side of night
The stars embrace young lovers
But there's a darker side of night


Sometimes
Entwistle, Luongo & Levi
Copyright 1997 Bitsa Talent Inc.

You can't see evil, but it's there
Feel its presence, it hangs in the air
When trouble knocks and enters the room
I'll be there
CHORUS
Sometimes things don't go quite the way we plan
Sometimes you have to choose to be a boy or be a man
The signs of life are far and few
It seems at times just me and you
No one listens
No one cares
Who will answer silent prayers
CHORUS
Sometimes things don't go quite the way we plan
Sometimes you have to choose to be a boy or be a man
Sometimes, sometimes........


Bogey Man
Entwistle (c) 1978

When I was a kid my mother used to tell me
If you don't behave and do what I say
I'm going to tell your Dad when he gets home
And there'll be hell to pay
Pick yourself up off the floor
And put those toys away
Wash that face and hands
You'd think your skin was turning gray
The Bogeyman will get you
Sure as night turns into day
The Bogey man will get you
He'll come and drag you away
Sit up straight and eat your greens
Stop playing with your food
Don't pick your nose at the table
Go straight to bed, that's very rude
So I spent the night with my head in the covers
Protected by electric light
When my Mom came in to say good night
I nearly died of fright
Chorus
The Bogeyman will get you
Sure as night turns into day
The Bogeyman will get you
He'll come and drag you away
Now I'm all grown up I realize how silly kids can be
But I stay up all night with a baseball bat
That Bogeyman ain't going to get me


Good & Evil
Townsend, Entwistle, Levi & Luongo (c)1997

(spoken)
Come with us, We are the old ones
We shall rule the earth, You could share our power
You will live forever, Don't be afraid, We are your friends
We are peace, We are love
We are the way to paradise
We are truth, We are life
We are the way to paradise

What do you do when temptation is strong
You try to resist but you want to belong
Look in your heart to find the way
How can you tell what's right and what's wrong
When they ask you to sing and you don't know the song
Look in your heart to find the way
Come with us, We are the old ones
We shall rule the earth, You could share our ultimate power
You will live forever, Don't be afraid, We are your friends
We are peace, We are love
We are the way to paradise
We are truth, We are life
We are the way to paradise
What do you do when temptation is strong
You try to resist but you want to belong
Look in your heart to find the way
How can you tell what's right and what's wrong
When they ask you to sing and you don't know the song
Look in your heart to find the way
We are peace, We are love
We are the way to paradise
We are truth, We are life
We are the way to paradise


When You See The Light
Luongo
Copyright 1994 Bitsa Talent Inc.

Walk across the flaming sand where everyone must go
Seek the cradle of the mountains where winds of wisdom blow
Cast a starward eye observe the heavens as they dance
At the crossroads this could be your chance
Will you hide your eyes
Or will you follow
When you see the light
In your search for justice do you look inside yourself
Do you really want to know the truth
Will you hide your eyes
Or will you follow
When you see the light
When you ask the question will you hear the answer
While your heart is screaming in the night
In the darkest hour you will find the strength
When you see the light.


Back On The Road
Entwistle (c) 1979

I'm tired just kicking my heels at home
Waiting for the phone to ring
Anything but sit around all day and play
The electric drummer way
No audience applauds they can't see through doors
Chorus
But I got to get back on the road
Life is like a heavy stone around my neck
When I can't hit the deck
Back on the road
Turn on my guitar and empty all the pain
Play to you again
The world's a stage and I am just a player
Waiting for my turn to wear the crown
The world's a stage and I am just a player
You cut my strings and I fall down
Playing with yourself can send you blind
To everything you hear
Blind from ear to ear
Going crazy, being lazy
I find myself forgetting who I am
Maybe I'm a madman
Chorus
But I got to get back on the road
Life is like a heavy stone around my neck
When I can't hit the deck
Back on the road
Turn on my guitar and empty all the pain
Play to you again


Left For Dead
Entwistle, Luongo & Levi
Copyright 1996 Bitsa Talent Inc.

(Alan Vocal)
May I see your papers please the secret agent said
It's very hard to keep your cool when there's danger up ahead
You took a plane from Washington to face the other side
Now your agency is gone and there's no where left to hide
Left for dead
Down in the red
Left for dead and gone
What don't kill us will make us strong
(Steve Vocal)
30 days of dusty trails under the desert sun
You got in trouble in town last night now you spend your days on the run
Banditos spot his silhouette the sun was in his eyes
They took his money, horse and gun now the buzzards fill the skies
Left for dead
Down in the red
Left for dead and gone
What don't kill us will make us strong
(John Vocal)
Me and my girlfriend going steady she's the light of my life
At a candle light dinner tonight I'm gonna ask her to be "my wife"
We talked about our hopes and dreams and a love that never ends
Then she said those fatal words to me " why can't we just be friends
Left for dead
Now he's brown bread
Left for dead and gone
What don't kill us will make us strong
And a part of us lingers on


When The Sun Comes Up
Entwistle, Luongo, Levi & Townsend (c) 1997

I've sat and waited for years
Looking for signs to appear-to me
But all I'd see
Was clouded in mystery
And now that I've turned the page
I've broken out of my cage-of fear
That kept me here
A prisoner for so many years
Chorus:
When the sun comes up
The moon goes down
You can find your way back home
If you wait 'til the sun comes round
Now that the tables have turned
I'm taking all that I've learned-with me
Now I can see
The truth is what's burning free
Repeat Chorus:
Bridge/Solo
Now I can stand on my own
No fear of being alone-again
The darkness ends
The moment I see my old friend
Repeat Chorus:


Rebel Without A Car
Entwistle & Luongo Copyright 1997 Bitsa Talent Inc.

Walking down the highway
Nothing going my way
Shift into high by walking faster
He's a rebel without a car
Waiting on the nightfall
Waiting for a phone call
Until it's time to shift into shape
He's a rebel without a car
CHORUS:
Walking from the daylight
Searching for the black (k)night
Somebody's going to rust in pieces
He's a rebel he's a rebel
My armor's gleaming
My motors screaming
Time to wake up and check the oil
He's a rebel without a car
CHORUS:
Walking from the daylight
Searching for the black (k)night
Somebody's going to rust in pieces
He's a rebel he's a rebel
I'm back on the highway
The start of a new day
Shift into low gear and walk into the sunrise
He's a rebel without a car
REPEAT CHORUS


Don't Be a Sucker
Entwistle, Luongo, Townsend & Levi (c) 1997

Better smarten up boy, Big city games are not your style
Better watch your mouth son, Cause you can even lose your smile
Chorus:
Eiffel Tower Brooklyn Bridge
You get poor and they get rich
Don't be a sucker
Don't be a sucker
Taken off a mouthful, Are you biting more then you can chew
Swim in deep water, Is the current gonna swallow you
Repeat Chorus:
Eiffel Tower Brooklyn Bridge
You get poor and they get rich
Don't be a sucker
Don't be a sucker
Walking down the alley, Seeing things you shouldn't see
Something deep inside you, Says this isn't where you ought to be
Eiffel Tower Brooklyn Bridge
You get poor and they get rich
Don't be a sucker Don't be a sucker
Don't be a sucker Don't be a sucker
Don't be a sucker Don't be a sucker
Don't be a sucker Don't be a sucker


Endless Vacation
Entwistle, Luongo & Hitt
Copyright 1996 Bitsa Talent Inc.

I was just a kid with a bass guitar
Burning ambition
Just a kid on a shooting star
Man with a mission
Nobody told me life up here
Was an endless vacation
Hope I get old before I die
M m my degeneration
All the King's horses and all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again
You just sit on the fence afraid of the past
No plan for the future
Watching the world go by so fast
Just do what suits you
Nobody told me life up here
Was an endless vacation
Hope I get old before I die
M m my degeneration
All the King's horses and all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again
I'm still the kid with the bass guitar
Still got ambition
You tie me down with these golden chains
Too many conditions
Give me a stage give me four strings
And someone to listen
Give me a song any fool can sing
And the right musicians
All the King's horses and all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again


I'll Try Again Today
Luongo & Entwistle (c) 1997

You should have seen it coming
But it happened way too fast
Now you're right back where you started
Your future is your past
You tried to move a mountain
It's like whistling in the breeze
You racked your brain for answers
And wound up on your knees
Chorus:
It begins at the moment you're born
Just like chasing a King with a pawn
It's like taking the bull by the horns
But I'll try again today
Yes I'll try again today
Like a game of Snakes (Chutes) & Ladders
Or castles in the sand
Just when you think you've got it
It slips right through your hands
You can try and move a mountain
But it's best to walk around
If you flow with the river
It will never drag you down
Repeat Chorus:
It begins at the moment you're born
Just like chasing a King with a pawn
It's like taking the bull by the horns
But I'll try again today
Yes I'll try again today


Face The Fear
(c) 1997 Entwistle, Luongo, Townsend & Levi

A million miles away seems like only yesterday
My soul was free
I was young without a care there was something in the air
Simplicity
I've lost what once was mine to the greedy hands of time
Now I'm afraid
As I start to realize something's missing in my eyes
My life is gray
And everyday reality gets stronger
Don't turn your back it won't disappear
Seize the day, seize the night, face the fear
It's gets very hard to tell if the ocean in the shell
Is what it seems
Get your head out of the sand take your life in both your hands
And live your dreams
The rainbow in your tears points the way through all your years
Of sleepless nights
The sun still shines above the clouds and as long as you know how
You'll see the light
Don't listen to the ocean in a seashell
The waves inside are not what they appear
Seize the day, seize the night, face the fear
Cause everyday reality gets stronger
Don't turn your back it won't disappear
Seize the day, seize the night, face the fear


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