Gary Moore

Gary Moore

After The War
Blood Of Emeralds
Empty Rooms
Friday On My Mind
Johnny Boy
Livin' On Dreams
Midnight Blues
Movin' Down The Road
Nothing To Lose
Out In The Fields
Over The Hills And Far Away
Rockin' Every Night
Run For Cover
Still Got The Blues
Wild Frontier
The End Of The World


AFTER THE WAR

So many came before you,
the prisoners of fate.
A history of bloodshed,
a legacy of hate.
But where will you be standing
when the battles have been won?
Inside your lonely fortress
the battles just begun.
After the war,
who will you be fighting for?
After the war is over.
After the fire
is burning to its dying embers.
After the war.
A letter from the draft board
put pain to all your dreams.
You're just another number
in military schemes.
They marched you in a uniform
you wore against your will.
With lies of hope and glory,
they taught you how to kill.
After the war,
who will you be fighting for?
After the war is over.
After the fire
is burning to its dying embers.
After the war,
you thought you'd be a hero,
after all that you survived.
If hell was meant for heroes,
then surely you've arrived.
Ah.
After the war,
after the war.
After the war,
who will you be fighting for?
After the war,
who will you be fighting for?
After the fire
is burning to its dying embers.
After the war.

BLOOD OF EMERALDS

I was born up on the North side,
where the Lagan River flows.
When I came across the border,
I was following my nose.
Dublin city '69,
there could have been no better place,
there was no better time.
Through the thunder and the rain,
the deepest blood of emeralds
was running through my veins.
Blood of emeralds.
I was down and out on Skid Row,
but I held on to my pride.
The darkest son of Ireland,
he was standin' by my side.
We would sail the stormy seas.
Never looking back,
we were afraid of what we'd see.
Through the thunder and the rain,
the deepest blood of emeralds
was running through our veins.
Some of us will win and some of us will lose,
the strong will survive.
Some of us will fall,
some of us won't get out of here alive.
Blood of emeralds.
Blood of emeralds.
I was angry, I was sad,
just thinking about the times we had.
I felt so lost and lonely too,
what could I say, what could I do?
And after all, the time goes by.
No one knows the reasons why.
You lived each day like there was no tomorrow.
You spent those years living on time you borrowed.
And in your eyes, all I could see was sorrow.
Some of us will win, some of us will lose,
the strong will survive.
Some of us will fall,
some of us won't get out of here alive.
Blood of emeralds.
Blood of emeralds.
Blood of emeralds.
(Blood of emeralds.)
The deepest blood of emeralds.
Blood of emeralds.
The deepest blood of emeralds.
The deepest, deepest blood of emeralds.

EMPTY ROOMS

Loneliness is your only friend.
A broken heart that just won't mend
is the price you pay.
It's hard to take when love grows old.
The days are long and the nights turn cold
when it fades away.
You hope that she will change her mind,
but the days drift on and on.
You'll never know the reason why she's gone.
Empty rooms,
where we learn to live without love.
Empty rooms,
where we learn to live without love.
You see her face in every crowd.
You hear her voice, but you're still proud,
so you turn away.
You tell yourself that you'll be strong.
But your heart tells you,
this time you're wrong.
Empty rooms,
where we learn to live without love.
Empty rooms,
where we learn to live without love.
Empty rooms,
where we learn to live without love.
You hope that she will change her mind,
but the days drift on and on (on and on).
You'll never know the reason why she's gone.
Empty rooms,
where we learn to live without love.
Empty rooms,
where we learn to live without love.
Empty rooms (You hope that she will change her mind),
where we learn to live without love (but the days drift on an on).
Empty rooms,
where we learn to live without love.

FRIDAY ON MY MIND

Monday morning feels so bad.
Everybody seems to nag me.
Come on Tuesday I feel better.
Even my old man looks good.
Wednesday just won't go,
Thursday goes too slow.
I've got Friday on my mind.
Gonna have fun in the city.
Be with my girl, she's so pretty.
She looks fine tonight.
She is outa' sight to me.
Tonight, I'll paint it red.
Tonight, I'll lose my head.
Tonight, I've got to get tonight.
Monday I have Friday on my mind.
Do the five day drag once more.
No one, nothing else that bugs me.
Now I'm working for the rich man.
But I'll change his tune one day.
Tonight I'll get mad.
Tomorrow I'll be glad.
'Cause I've got Friday on my mind.
Gonna have fun in the city.
Be with my girl she's so pretty.
She looks fine tonight.
She is outa' sight to me.
Tonight, I'll paint it red.
Tonight, I'll lose my head.
Tonight, I've got to get tonight.
Monday I have Friday on my mind.
Yeah.
Gonna have fun in the city.
Be with my girl she's so pretty.
Gonna have fun in the city.
Gonna have some fun.
Be with my girl she's so pretty.
Gonna have some fun.
Gonna have fun in the city.
Gonna have some fun.
Be with my girl she's so pretty.
In the city tonight.
Gonna have fun in the city.

JOHNNY BOY

When I hear that wind blow,
all across the Wicklow mountains.
Is it you, I hear a calling.
Johnny boy, oh Johnny boy.
When I look to the west,
all across the River Shannon.
I can still see you smiling.
Johnny boy, oh Johnny boy.
When the leaves have turned to brown
and winter's due.
As I watch the sun goes down,
I'll think of you.
When I hear that wind blow,
all across the Wicklow mountains.
Sure it's you, I'll hear a calling.
Johnny boy, oh Johnny boy.

LIVIN' ON DREAMS

We used to stand on the corner of the street,
watching the world go by.
Movin' on when the cops came along,
looking 'em in the eye.
Young guys with stars in their eyes,
trying to make ends meet.
Young guys with stars in their eyes,
dancin' to the beat.
Running wild,
we were livin' on dreams.
Running wild,
nothing's what it seems.
Running wild.
(Holy show - show - show)
The Alley Cats on a Saturday night,
a rumble without a warning.
Woodbines and a bottle of wine,
and no school in the morning.
Hot stuff, we acted so tough,
we knew how to take a heed.
Paying the dues by singing the blues,
and dancin' to the beat.
Running wild,
we were livin' on dreams.
Running wild,
nothing's what it seems.
Running wild,
we were livin' on dreams.
Running wild,
nothing's what it seems.
Just like an ocean in motion,
sometimes you go too far.
Then just to drop in the ocean,
crash and burn like a shooting star.
Young guys with stars in their eyes,
just trying to make ends meet.
Young guys with stars in their eyes,
dancin' to, dancin' to the beat.
Running wild,
we were livin' on dreams.
Running wild,
nothing's what it seems.
Running wild,
we were livin' on dreams.
Running wild,
nothing's what it seems.
Running wild,
we were livin' on dreams.
Running wild,
nothing's what it seems.
Running wild,
we were livin' on dreams.
Running wild,
nothin', nothin', nothing's what it seems.

MIDNIGHT BLUES

It's the darkest hour
of the darkest night.
It's a million miles
from the morning light.
Can't get no sleep.
Don't know what to do.
I've got those midnight blues.
When the shadows fall,
I feel the night closing in.
There must be some reason
for this mood I'm getting in.
Can't get no sleep.
Don't know what to do.
I've got those midnight blues.
Every evening after sundown,
as the light begins to fade.
I feel so low, but I just don't know
why these blues won't go away.
Every evening after sundown,
as the light begins to fade.
I feel so low, but I just don't know
why these blues won't go away.
It's the darkest hour
of the darkest night.
It's a million miles
to the morning light.
Can't get no sleep.
Don't know what to do.
I've got those midnight blues.
I've got those midnight blues.
I've got those midnight blues.
I've got those midnight blues.


MOVIN' DOWN THE ROAD

I'm movin' on down the road.
I'm carryin' this heavy load.
I'm movin', I'm movin' on down the road.
I don't know where I'm goin',
I'm movin' on down the road.
I'm travellin' just as fast as I can.
I've got a suitcase in my hand.
I'm movin', movin' on down the road.
I don't know where I'm goin',
I'm movin' on down the road.
Don't know where I'm going,
don't know where I've been.
So many places that a man can never see.
I'm movin', movin' on down the road.
I don't know where I'm goin',
I'm movin' on down the road, yeah.
I said, I'm movin' on down the road.
I'm carryin' this heavy load.
Well, I'm movin', I'm movin' on down the road.
I don't know where I'm goin',
I'm movin' on down the road, yeah.
Don't know where I'm goin',
don't know where I've been.
So many places that a man can never see.
Yes, I'm movin', movin' on down the road.
I don't know where I'm goin',
I'm movin' on down the road.
I said, I don't know where I'm goin',
movin' on down the road, yeah.

NOTHING TO LOSE

You live your life in a state of confusion,
never finding your way.
You've had the breaks,
but you're so disillusioned.
You only live for today.
You never stopped for a red light,
you never even tried.
You're on the wrong side of midnight.
Too fast to live, but too young to die.
Keep on rockin' and rollin'.
Keep on singing the blues.
Keep on rockin' and rollin'.
You've got nothing to lose.
You say that you've got a hot reputation.
You never built it on trust.
I say you're part of a lost generation.
You got left in the dust.
You never stopped for a red light,
you never even tried.
You're on the wrong side of midnight.
Too fast to live, but you're too young to die.
Keep on rockin' and rollin'.
Keep on singing the blues.
Keep on rockin' and rollin'.
You've got nothing to lose.
Keep on rockin' and rollin'.
Keep on singing the blues.
Keep on rockin' and rollin'.
You've got nothing to lose.
Yeah, nothing to lose.
You never stopped for a red light,
you never even tried.
You're on the wrong side of midnight.
Too fast to live, but you're too young to die.
Keep on rockin' and rollin'.
Keep on singing the blues.
Keep on rockin' and rollin'.
You've got nothing to lose.
Keep on rockin' and rollin'.
Keep on singing the blues.
Keep on rockin' and rollin'.
You've got nothing to lose.
(Keep on rockin' and rollin'.)
You've got nothing.
(Keep on rockin' and rollin'.)
No, no, you've got nothing to lose.
(Keep on rockin' and rollin'.)
Nothing, nothing, nothing.
(Keep on rockin' and rollin'.)
You've got nothing to lose.
(Keep on rockin' and rollin'.)
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
(Keep on singing the blues.)
Nothing to lose.
(Keep on rockin' and rollin'.)
Wooh.
(Keep on singing the blues.)
You've got nothing to lose.
(Keep on rockin' and rollin'.)
Nothing, nothing, nothing.
(Keep on singing the blues.)
You've got nothing to lose.

OUT IN THE FIELDS

It doesn't matter
if you're wrong or if you're right.
It makes no difference
if you're black or if you're white.
All men are equal
till the victory is won.
No colour or religion
ever stopped the bullet from a gun.
Out in the fields,
the fighting has begun.
Out on the streets,
they're falling one by one.
Out from the skies,
a thousand more will die each day.
Death is just a heartbeat away.
It doesn't matter
if you're left or to the right.
Don't try to hide behind the cause
for what you fight.
There'll be no prisoners taken
when the day is done.
No flag or uniform
ever stopped the bullet from a gun.
Out in the fields,
the fighting has begun.
Out on the streets,
they're falling one by one.
Out from the skies,
a thousand more will die each day.
Death is just a heartbeat away.
There's no communication,
no one to take the blame.
The cries of every nation
have fallen on deaf ears again.
Out in the fields.
Out in the fields.
They are falling one by one.
Out in the fields.
No flag has ever stopped
the bullet from a gun.
Death is just a heartbeat away.
Out in the fields,
a heartbeat away.
Out in the fields.
Death is just a heartbeat away.
Out in the fields,
a heartbeat away.
Out in the fields.
In the fields,
the fighting has begun.
Out on the streets,
they're falling one by one.
Out from the skies,
a thousand more will die each day.
OUT!

OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY

They came for him one winter's night.
Arrested, he was bound.
They said there'd been a robbery,
his pistol had been found.
They marched him to the station house,
he waited till the dawn.
And as they led him to the dock,
he knew that he'd been wronged.
You stand accused of robbery,
he heard the bailiff say.
He knew without an alibi
tomorrow's light would mourn his freedom.
Over the hills and far away,
for ten long years he'll count the days.
Over the mountains and the seas,
a prisoner's life for him there'll be.
He knew that it would cost him dear,
but yet he dare not say.
Just where he had been that fateful night,
a secret it must stay.
He had to fight back tears of rage.
His heart beat like a drum.
For with the wife of his best friend,
he'd spent his final night of freedom.
Over the hills and far away,
he swears he will return one day.
Far from the mountains and the seas,
back in her arms again he'll be.
Over the hills and far away.
Each night within his prison cell,
he looks out through the bars.
He reads the letters that she wrote.
One day he'll know the taste of freedom.
Over the hills and far away,
she prays he will return one day.
As sure as the rivers reach the seas,
back in his arms again she'll be.
Over the hills and far away,
he swears he will return one day.
As sure as the river reach the sea,
back in his arms is where she'll be.
Over the hills and far away,
she prays he will return one day.
As sure as the rivers reach the seas,
back in her arms is where he'll be.
Over the hills.
Over the hills and far away.
Over the hills.
Over the hills and far away.

ROCKIN' EVERY NIGHT

Allright!
Let me tell you 'bout a place I know.
The kind of place where the kids all go.
Come along baby you can shake off your blues.
Don't be shy, you've got nothin' to lose.
We'll be rockin' every night,
rollin' till the break of day.
Rockin' every night,
rollin' till the break of day.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Let me tell you 'bout a girl I met.
She made it hard for me to forget.
She said ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies.
So I gave it to her straight between the eyes.
We were rockin' every night,
rollin' till the break of day.
Rockin' every night,
rollin' till the break of day.
That's right, we were rockin'.
Allright!
You know what I mean.
I don't care if they call the cops.
I'm gonna keep on rockin' till the party stops.
You can leave if there's to much noise.
You know what they say,
boys will always be boys.
That's right.
You know what I mean.
Rockin' every night,
rollin' till the break of day.
We were rockin' every night,
rollin' till the break of day.
That's right, yeah!
I don't care if the neighbours shout.
I don't care if they kick me out.
I'll come right back and knock down the door.
'Cause when I start to rock,
you know I always want more.
Always want more, just like my name says.
Yeah, that's right. That's right.
Keep on rockin'. Keep on rollin'.
Keep on rockin'. Keep on rollin' every night.

RUN FOR COVER

Run - run - run - run.
Run, you'd better find somewhere to run.
You think you're foolin' everybody,
but you're not foolin' anyone.
Hide, you always need some place to hide.
But you can't hide from what's inside yourself,
you just can't face it.
Run, run for cover now.
You'd better run for cover now.
You'd better find some other place to hide
the loneliness inside.
You'd better run,
run for cover now.
You'd better run for cover now,
before it gets too late.
Run, you're gonna run right out of time.
You've let yourself fall way behind now
and all the years have passed you by.
Lies, I used to listen to your lies.
But now I've learned to read between the lines,
I've got your number.
Run, run for cover now.
You'd better run for cover now.
You'd better find some other place to hide
the loneliness inside.
You'd better run,
run for cover now.
You'd better run for cover now,
before it gets too late.
Yeah.
Run, run for cover now.
You'd better run for cover now.
You'd better find some other place to hide
the loneliness inside.
You'd better run,
run for cover now.
You'd better run for cover now.
You'd better find some other place to hide
what's eating you inside.
You'd better run,
run for cover now.
You'd better run for cover now.
Yeah.
Run for cover.
Run - run - run - run.
Run - run - run - run.
Run - run - run - run.
Yeah, yeah.

STILL GOT THE BLUES

Used to be so easy to give my heart away.
But I found out the hard way,
there's a price you have to pay.
I found out that love was no friend of mine.
I should have known time after time.
So long, it was so long ago,
but I've still got the blues for you.
Used to be so easy to fall in love again.
But I found out the hard way,
it's a road that leads to pain.
I found that love was more than just a game.
You're playin' to win, but you lose just the same.
So long, it was so long ago,
but I've still got the blues for you.
So many years since I've seen your face.
Here in my heart, there's an empty space
where you used to be.
So long, it was so long ago,
but I've still got the blues for you.
Though the days come and go,
there is one thing I know.
I've still got the blues for you.


WILD FRONTIER

I remember the old country
they call the emerald land.
And I remember my hometown
before the war began.
Now we're riding on a sea of rage,
the victims you have seen.
You'll never hear them sing again
The Forty Shades Of Green.
We're goin' back to the wild frontier.
Back to the wild frontier, it's calling.
Back to the wild frontier.
We're goin' back,
back to the wild frontier.
I remember my city streets
before the soldiers came.
Now armoured cars and barricades
remind us of our shame.
We are drowning in a sea of blood,
the victims you have seen.
Never more to sing again
The Forty Shades Of Green.
We're goin' back to the wild frontier.
Back to the wild frontier, it's calling.
Back to the wild frontier.
Back to the wild frontier, it's calling.
Those are the days I will remember.
Those are the days I most recall.
We count the cost of those we lost
and pray it's not in vain.
The bitter tears of all those years.
I hope we live to see those days again.
Now we're riding on a sea of rage,
the victims you have seen.
You'll never hear us sing again
The Forty Shades Of Green.
And I remember a friend of mine,
so sad now that he's gone.
They tell me I'll forget
as time goes on.
We're goin' back to the wild frontier.
Back to the wild frontier, it's calling.
Back to the wild frontier.
We're goin' back.
Back to the wild frontier.
Back to the wild frontier.
Back to the wild frontier.
Those forty shades of green are calling me back home.
Ooh, we're goin' back.
Back to the wild frontier.
I'm goin' back.
Back to the wild frontier.

THE END OF THE WORLD

There is only tomorrow,
nothing but sorrow waiting for you.
Don't look for any mystery,
it's only history we're passing through.
The threat from the east
growing stronger with each passing hour.
All systems are failing,
and talks with the west have turned sour.
The leaders are waiting for blood on their hands.
Playing with weapons they don't understand.
Could it be this time we'll see the end of the world.
Each day brings a new danger,
love is a stranger we used to know.
Outside, the sun goes on rising.
But we're realizing there's not long to go.
The storm clouds are forming,
take heed of the warning to come.
The Kremlin has told every nation
there's no place to run.
The leaders are waiting for blood on their hands.
Playing with weapons they don't understand.
Could it be this time we'll see the end of the world.
The end of the world.
The end of the world.
The end of the world.
The threat from the east
growing stronger with each passing hour.
All systems are failing,
and talks with the west have turned sour.
The leaders are waiting for blood on their hands.
Playing with weapons they don't understand.
Could it be this time we'll see the end of the world.
The end of the world.
The end of the world.
The end of the world.
(Repeat to end)