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On Our Big Fat Merry-Go-Round Lyrics
I Want Too Much Lyrics
I Am The Greatest Lyrics [UK Version]
I Am The Greatest Lyrics [US Version]
Wide-Eyed And Ignorant Lyrics [UK Version]
Wide-Eyed And Ignorant Lyrics [US Version]
No More Apologies Lyrics
The Way We Were Lyrics

I Am The Greatest Lyrics [US Version]

I Don't Care

I don't care what the critics say
Or saving for a rainy day
I don't care for mother nature
Lady luck or brotherly love
I don't care for the I.R.A., U.V.M., or U.D.R.
I don't care for E.E.C., C.F.C.'s or the latest disease
I don't care for the ozone layer, the way people wear their hair
I don't care for "Have a nice day", the american way or the man on the moon
I don't care for making ends meet, getting on or reading books
Making lists, sell-by dates or being rich

And the reason why I don't care is because nobody else does
I don't care
No I don't care
You see I don't care at all
No no no no I don't care

I don't care for anarchy, equality or honesty
I don't care for the small community or the do-gooder vigilante
Democracy, happy-go-lucky
Being free in peaceful times
All is fair in love and war and love thy neighbour as thyself
I don't care for journalists, politics or sponsorship
I don't care for charity or sympathy
I don't care what Sinead has to say or
[?]

(chorus)

No I don't care at all for anything
I don't care for the government, neighbourhood watch or health warnings
I don't care the weatherman, the promised land or shaking hands
I don't care for ignorance, indifference or tolerance
Diligence, negligence or arrogance

(chorus)

No I don't care at all
And I never did

You're Too Young

You're too young
You're just too young
To be hateful
You're too young
To be fearful
Forceful, hurtful, cynical, faithful, careful, thoughtful
You're just too young to understand the reason why

But when you grow, grow, grow, grow, grow, grow
You can be like me
You can be like me
You can be like me
And everybody

For I am too old
But I am too old
To be graceful
I am too old
To be wishful
Playful, youthful, sinful, harmful, useful, boastful
I am too old to understand the reason why

But when I grow, grow, grow, grow, grow, grow
I can be like you
I wanna be like you
I wanna be like you!
I am too old and you are too young... young

Endless Art

All art is quite useless according to Oscar Wilde
Turner 1775 to 1851
Toulouse-Lautrec 1864 to 1901
Andy Warhol 1928 to 1987 RIP
Ernest Hemingway 1899 to 1961
George Orwell, Jimi Hendrix, William Butler Yates, Jack B. Yeats
Richard Redgrave 1804 to 1888
Henry Moore 1896 to 1986
Henry Miller, Sid Vicious only 21
Brian Jones
Otis Redding 1941 to 1967 RIP

All dead, yet still alive
In endless time, endless art

Masters of their arts
Claude Monet 1840 to 1926
Beethoven, Bach, Brahms
Elvis Presley 1935 to '77
Man Ray, Johnny Ray
John Donne 1573 to 1631
Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809 to '92
Degeneration art, Joan Miro, RIP
Jackson Pollack 1912 to 1956
John Lennon '40 to '80
Henry Lamb, Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, William Shakespeare
Brendan Behan 1923 to 1964
Tennessee Williams 1912 to 1983
Gerard Manley Hopkins 1844 to 1889
Pissaro, Picasso, Degas RIP

All dead, yet still alive
In endless time, endless art

Joseph Conrad 1857 to 1924
Jack Kerouac 1922 to 1969
Keith Moon 1946 to 1978
D. H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Mozart
Van Gogh 1853 to 1890
Ian Curtis, Salvador Dali, Johann Strauss, Richard Strauss, Walt Disney's
Mickey Mouse RIP

All dead, yet still alive
In endless time, endless art

When I First Saw You

When I first saw you
When I first saw you
I was entranced with you
I was in love with ... somebody else

When I first met you
When I first met you
I was in awe of you
I needed to have you

God you're beautiful, you really are
God I need you now, I need you now

You're the only one that I
The only one that I
Will ever need

Take It Easy On Me

Why do you treat me so cruel
Take it easy on me
Take it easy on me
Why must you always disapprove
Take it easy on me
Take it easy on me
What have I ever done to you
Take it easy on me
Take it easy on me

For if you keep on pushing me
I'll lose my grip on reality
If you treat me delicately
I will last forever
So put me up on your pedestal
All you have to do is love me, baby

Don't make me look like a fool
Take it easy on me
Take it easy on me
Don't build me up then knock me down
Take it easy on me
Take it easy on me
Don't think I don't know you get around
Take it easy on me
Take it easy on me

Oh what have you got that I have loved
What can they give you that I can not
Do the blinkers from your eyes
See through their disguise
If you get worn and abused
You'll be back to me
Won't you baby

Once again you will promise that you
You will always wear kid gloves
You will promise me that you
You will give me the whole world
You will promise me that you
You will treat me like you should

Don't build me up then knock me down
Take it easy on me
Make it easy on yourself
Don't think I don't know you get around
Take it easy on me
Make it easy on yourself
Don't make me look like your clown
Take it easy on me
Make it easy on yourself

Take it ... take it easy
I don't believe you
I can't understand you
Take it easy on me
Make it easy on yourself

Take it ... take it easy
How can I believe you this time
Why should this time be any different than the others
Take it easy on me
Make it easy on yourself

Take it ... take it easy
So go on then
Crawl back to the others and see if they will have you
Take it easy on me
Make it easy on yourself

Take it ... take it easy
For the first time in my life
I feel like ... really good
Take it easy on me
Make it easy on yourself

Take it ... take it easy
Go on then, on your bike
Good Luck to you.
Take it easy on me
Make it easy on yourself

Mind you don't fall
Around the corner
Ha

I Am Afraid

I am afraid of the dark
I am afraid of the day
I am afraid to walk outside
And of what people say

I am afraid to drink too much
Because of what I might do
I am afraid to speak my mind
And of being ridiculed

It's not that I'm not strong
It's just that I'm not strong enough for you
It's not that I'm not brave
It's just that I'm not brave enough for you

I am afraid to be unloved
I am afraid to be forsaken
I am afraid of doing wrong
And to never be forgiven

I am afraid that you will find
I'm not the man you think I am
I am afraid to be on my own
And of the unknown

(chorus)

Ever since I
Was a small child
I can not sleep at night
Without the light on

I am afraid to laugh out loud
Or to stand out of the crowd
I am scared of loving you
I am scared to lose you

I am afraid to lose control
I am afraid of growing old
I am afraid to die
But it's something I must do

It's not that I'm not strong
It's just that I'm not strong enough for you
It's not that I'm not brave
It's just that I'm not brave enough for two

Blind Faith

Touch the Virgin Mary
Say another rosary
Follow in the Lenten procession
Cleanse yourself with confession
Have another novena
In the month of November
Open your eyes and see

Light a penny candle
Light a faithful candle
Light a faithful candle
Light a hopeless candle
And see through our blind faith

Have another vigil (Thou shalt have no other gods before me)
As an act of good will (Thou shalt not worship false idols)
Pray to a statue (Thou shalt not take the Lord thy God's name in vain)
That's painted in gold (Thou shalt honour the Sabbath)
Pray for our forgiveness (Thou shalt honour thy father and thy mother)
Pray for our souls (Thou shalt not kill)
Open your eyes (Thou shalt not commit adultery)
And see (Thou shalt not steal)

(chorus X2)

I Lied

When I said
When I said that I loved you
I lied

When I said
When I said that I need you
I lied

To get what I so richly deserve

When I said
When I told you that you were my best friend
I lied

When I said
When I swore that I won't hurt you
I lied

To get what I to get what I so richly deserved

Because I
I even lied to myself
The truth is so often dull and uninspired
Dull and uninspired

I sit back and I make it all up
I sit back and I make it all up in my make-believe chair

I'm the only one that gets hurt
I'm the only one that gets hurt
I'm the only one that gets hurt

When I said, when I said
When I said, when I found
I don't love you anymore
I lied, I lied, I lied
I adore you

When I said, when I need you
I want you, I'll stay with you
In sickness and health, for richer or poorer
I lied, I lied, I lied, I lied
And I will lie again

So when I say, when I say
When I say, when I say
I put you before even life itself
I lied, I lied, I lied
For I am still alive

To get what I
To get what I so richly deserve

Because I
I even lied to myself
The truth is so often
Dull and uninspired
Dull and uninspired

Creatures of Craze

And we all dance and we all sing
And we all crave, we all cave in
And we all lust and we all flirt
And we all love, we all get hurt
For we are creatures, creatures of craze
Creatures, creatures of craze
Creatures, creatures of

Same, same, same, same
Same, same, same, same

And we all preach and we all dream
And we all observe and we all cry and we all scream
And we all try hard and we all despair

(chorus)

And we all mourn, we scorn and we sneer
And we all cheat and we scoff and we swear and we all lie
We live, we die, we all feel pain
And we all bleed and we breathe and we plead
And we all build and we work we break down
And we all strive, we thrive, deprive and some survive

(chorus)

How Strong Is Love

How strong is love
How strong is love
How strong is your love, love, love

Tell me tell me how strong
Tell me tell me how strong
Tell me tell me how strong is your love

What will it take for you to see
The devil in me, the angles free
How many times, how many lies
Before you finally realize
Just what it takes, just what it takes

If I hit you will you hit me back
If I scream at you will you scream at me back
Can you not trust me or where I've been
If I go through hell will you come with me

(chorus)

Tell me tell me how strong
Tell me tell me how strong
Tell me tell me how strong is your love

Do you know how strong your love is?

Slipping Away

I once had everything my heart desired
I was always looking forward
I once knew everything there was to know
I was the only one who thought so
I once was everything a man should be
Tall, well red, rich and handsome

I had morality, Mr. personality
Give my guidance to anyone who'd take it
Love of the year, captain of my class
Crew member of the month
I'd hit the headlines
Heads I'd win; Tails, I'd lose
Guess what? Tails won

It's all slipping away
Slowly and surely
Slipping away

I once loved everything in everyone
I grew up quick when things went wrong
I once dreamt life was a bed of roses
Until I lay down in a bed of thorns
I once thought the world would bow down at my feet
I would just sit back and let things happen

Then I woke up in a blinding flash of light
And out of nowhere I saw this faint figure
Quite clearly pointing its finger
And then I heard a voice say "My son,
This world is for the taking but only if you want it bad enough."
I said "My god, I have tried!"

(chorus)

I had promise, ate with a silver spoon, fed from a silver plate
I had dedication, I had respect, I was God's gift to mankind
I had a head full of dreams, I believed in things
Now, I've got a pocket full of nothing, I keep on losing it

(chorus)

Thank you very much

I Wanted Too Much

There was a time I wanted too much
And now's a time I don't want anything
No point in crying over milk that's too rich
No point in dying over blood that's not spilt

I don't want children
I don't want to have to raise them
I don't want to be a family man
Because I know that I can

I don't want you
I don't want to need you
I don't want to love you
I don't want to lose you

There was a place we used to go
And now that place is overgrown
What you never had you'll never have
What you've always missed
Because blood runs too rich

(chorus)

I don't want you

I Am The Greatest

1 2 3 4 Whatever happened to good music? You know in the days when you could feel it?
It was almost sexual, sending shivers up your spine. This, I believe is
because songwriters were not restricted by the small music dictatorship which
now exists. Let's hope the future holds something better than the present and
let's leave the past alone. The music business is incapable of bringing music
to the future, as it sits just waiting to pounce on any third rate trend,
milking it to death, once again putting money where the music is not. I only
wish I was born before all the great ideas were used. While I struggle to
working around this, the most annoying thing is watching other people succeed
through stealing them. I could have been a legend in my own time; I could
have sold a lot of records; I could have enjoyed it as well. I could have
been a lot of things. One thing that I know I am and will always be: I am the
greatest.

I bumped into this bloke the other day we used to know in school. We didn't
say 'hello' because he had his hair slightly perked and I had all mine shaved
off. He was always a bit of a clown. He used to be a hard man, but he did
his homework, because he knew that one day he'd be going places. I knew I
should have asked him there and then 'was he happy now that he'd finally got
there?' He goes to bed thinking of ways to fiddle ten more pounds on his
expenses. Me? I go to bed thinking of all the reasons why I am the greatest.

We always use other people as the mirror in which we judge ourselves. So, we
are constantly changing to meet their expectations. Maybe we've forgotten the
meaning of the word 'individual.' It's as if everything we do or think is
valued for its conformity. Anything fresh or original is hacked down and
always brought down to size. You don't even think for yourself, as a life
that is led for you is some kind of problem. You wouldn't recognize a new
idea if it spat in your face and screamed out [?]. Who am I to
talk? Who the hell do I think I am? I am the greatest.

Welcome to the wonderful world of show business. The dark and dank place
rarely lit by the harsh light of reality. I look around and I see big
mouthed rock stars with opinions on everything and answers to nothing.
Burnt out old men with money to burn. Bandwagons full of bands with
sycophantic fans with no lives of their own. A place where image is king and
music is a poorer relation that I can relate to. I am the greatest.

I am the greatest.

I am!

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