15 "Big" Songs I Like (Part II: The 80s Songs)

70s Songs

(Songs In Alphabetical Order)

1) Blood On Blood by Bon Jovi From The Album New Jersey (1988)


I can still remember
When I was just a kid
When friends were friends forever
And what you said was what you did


Well, it was me and Danny and Bobby
We cut each other's hands
And held tight to a promise
Only brothers understand


But we were so young (so young)
One for all and all for one (for one)
Just as sure as the river's gonna run


Blood on blood
One on one
We'd still be standing
When all was said and done
Blood on blood
One on one
And I'll be here for you
Till Kingdom come
Blood on blood


Well, Bobby was our hero
Cause he had a fake I.D.
I got busted stealing cigarettes
And he took the rap for me


Danny knew this white trash girl
We each threw in a ten
She took us to this cheap motel
And turned us into men


We were so young (so young)
One for all and all for one (for one)
Just as sure as the river's gonna run


Blood on blood
One on one
We'd still be standing
When all is said and done
Blood on blood
One on one
And I'll be here for you
Till Kingdom come
Blood on blood


Now Bobby, he's an uptown lawyer
Danny, he's a medicin man
And me, I'm just the singer
In a long haired rock'n'roll band


Through the years and miles between us
It's been a long and lonely ride
But if I got a call in the dead of the night
I'd be right by your side


Blood on blood, blood on blood


Blood on blood
One on one
We'd still be standing
When all is said and done
Blood on blood
One on one
And I'll be here for you
Till Kingdom come
Blood on blood


Blood on blood

2) Crossfire by Kansas From The Album Vinyl Confessions (1982)


Underneath the sky of blue, it's a time of choosing
Everybody's holding on, to what they're losing
But it all works out okay, if you give your life away
To the one who's holding fast, it's a promise that will last

[Chorus]
You're caught in a crossfire
Of a greater love than man has ever known
Caught in a crossfire
And you've got to choose which way you're gonna go
Caught in a crossfire
In a world of darkness turn to the light

Time's disappearing, all that you're fearing
Dreamers awaken, chances are taken away

There isn't any in-between, there's no escaping
If you step across the line, it's illuminating
And the words are clear and true
And they all were meant for you
For you harvest what you sow, so where you gonna go

[Chorus]

There's no pretending no other ending
All is forgiven, if you are living anew

Everybody faces it, now or later
You can't get around it, 'cause it's human nature
And deep within the hardest heart
There is something there that knows
There's a hunger life can never fill
'Til you face the one who rose

[Chorus]

Time's disappearing, all that you're fearing
Dreamers awaken, chances are taken
There's no pretending no other ending
All is forgiven, if you are living anew, living anew


3) Don't Leave Me Now by Supertramp From The Album ...Famous Last Words... (1982)


Don't leave me now
Leave me out in the pouring rain
With my back against the wall
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
Leave me out with nowhere to go
And the shadows start to fall
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
Leave me out on this lonely road
As the wind begins to howl
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
All alone on this darkest night
Feeling old and cold and grey
Don't leave me now


Don't leave me now
Leave me holding an empty heart
As the curtain starts to fall
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
All alone in this crazy world
When I'm old and cold and grey and time is gone

4) Explorer Suite by New England From The Album Explorer Suite (1980)


(No lyrics found for this. Sorry.)

5) Garden Party by Marillion From The Album Script For A Jester's Tear (1983)


Garden Party held today, invites call the debs to play,
Social climbers polish ladders, wayward sons again have fathers,
Edgy eggs and queing cumbers, rudely wakened from their slumber,
Time has come again for slaughter on the lawns by still


Cam
Waters.
Champagne corks are firing at the sun again
Swooping swallows chased by violins again


Straafed by Strauss they sulk in crumbling eaves again.
Apertifs consumed en masse display their owners on the grass
Couples loiter in the cloisters, social leeches quoting Chaucer.
Doctor's son a parson's daughter where why not and should they oughta


Please don't lie on the grass, unless accompanied by a fellow,
May I be so bold as to suggest Othello.
Punting on the Cam is jolly fun they say
Beagling on the downs Oh please come they say


Rugger is the tops a game for men they say.
Angie chalks another blue, mother smiles she did it too
Chitters chat and gossips lash, posers pose pressmen flash.
Smiles polluted with false charm, locking onto Royal arms,


Society columns now ensured, return to mingle with the crowds
Oh what a crowd.

6) Ice Age by Ambrosia From The Album Ice Age (1982)


Home life, seems you're gettin'
Mad 'n' nothin's gettin' done
Old ties, that held you back
Have got you on the run
It's do or die, it's time to fly
Tearin' up all the old news
Put down the trash we used to take
Now, we'll leave it for the next
Fool to go, hope you know, it was almost real
Don't need no one
'Cause I got my own
I don't need nothin' at all
Nothin's gonna change the world
No handouts from your kind
Oh my, it's time we found a way to
Turn our heads around
No time, before they put our bodies underground
All right, okay, we're gonna pay
Blown-out, my brains are blistered
No doubt, it's been two-fisted fate
Now I'm border-linin' straight from this show
To some hole where we'll lay real low...
Make my own world
I'm on my own and I don't need that world at all
Runnin' from an angry crowd
No escape from your kind
Ice age, the wind is chilly
And the sun is almost gone
Mad race, is growin' cold and your life's gettin' on
No time to stop, your number's up
Make my own world
I'm on my own and I don't need that world at all
Runnin' from an angry crowd
No escape from your kind

7) Lady Of The Valley by White Lion From The Album Pride (1987)


Lady of the valley
Can you hear me cry
In the stillness of the night
I have lost my brother
In the fights of the war
And my heart has broken down


In the night I cry
But no one seems to hear
I step into the night
But all I feel is fear


Lady of the valley
Can you bring him back
To the days when we were kids
Once we were together
We stood young and strong
Now it seems so long ago


The golden key
Is at the end of the chain
How it hurts, oh lady
Free me from this pain


In the night I cry to the lady of the valley
Cause I'll die without the lady of the valley
In the night I call to the lady of the valley
On my knees I fall before the lady of the valley


In the valley lies the treasure
And the lady guards it well
He who bears all the pressure
Is the one to break the spell
There's a sign that I've followed
And it has led me to your seat
I have brought my fallen brother
And I've laid him
Yes, I've laid him at your feet


In the night I cry to the lady of the valley
Cause I'll die without the lady of the valley
In the night I call to the lady of the valley
On my knees I fall before the lady of the valley

8. No Sign Of Yesterday by Men At Work From The Album Cargo (1983)


Pull out the stop plugs, drain all the waste
Who needs it anyway
Fill all the big holes, leave no trace
No sign of yesterday

I wash all the dishes and I clean up my place
No sign of yesterday
I stare at the photographs of your dark face
No sign of yesterday

Out in the yard, was such a lovely place
It's where we used to play
Inside, outside you can feel and taste.
No sign of yesterday

And I can't hear you calling
I can't hear you calling
I can't hear you anymore
Metal ships are falling
This old car keeps stalling
Always seems to be the way

Pick up the pieces, and go dig out the dead
Then you can go to bed
Night is the stealer and time is the test
No sign of yesterday

Pull out the stop plugs, drain all the waste
Who needs it anyway
Fill all the big holes, leave no trace
No sign of yesterday

And I can't hear you calling
I can't hear you calling
I can't hear you anymore
Metal ships are falling
This old car keeps stalling
Always seems to be the way

9) Open Your Eyes by Asia From The Album Alpha (1983)


What on earth are you doing here, in the western world?
Another situation yeah you're a different girl
You have lived your life dreaming you were someone else
Succeeding's believing in yourself

Open Your Eyes
And see the world that stands before you now
Open Your Eyes
And see the world that stands in front of you

You have spent your days trying something new
You have looked at magazine girls wishing that they were you
Do you see in photographs an angel that once was you?
Does she tell you stories that are true?

If I could stand with you right now and speak my mind
I would tell you no lies
I would shoot straight between the eyes

You have stared a thousand times right into the lens
Have you ever thought just once, does it all make sense?
Your beauty's eternal so don't just pretend
Got to wake up girl, or it's the end

10) Porrohman by Big Country From The Album The Crossing (1983)


Night hangs on the city
Like a blanket on a cage
A sacrifice prepared


Laughter lies on faces
Where the sun has never shone
The fear of life is strong


We are waiting in a forest
Deep and dark behind the wall
What is hidden in our hearts


Absolves us of all worry
When our fate is in the hands
Of a demon or a god


Porrohman come from the inside of time
Takes his dust from a moving line
On our knees with our eyes on the ground
Those once lost have now been found


Give us iron give us rope
Give us iron give us rope


Save us from all worldly pain
Save us from the glowing rain
Save us from all love and hope
Give us iron give us rope


Give us iron give us rope
Give us iron give us rope

11) Red Army Blues by The Waterboys From The Album A Pagan Place (1984)


When I left my home and my family
My mother said to me
"Son, it's not how many Germans you kill that counts
It's how many people you set free!"


So I packed my bags
Brushed my cap
Walked out into the world
Seventeen years old
Never kissed a girl


Took the train to Voronezh
That was as far as it would go
Changed my sacks for a uniform
Bit my lip against the snow
I prayed for mother Russia
In the summer of '43
And as we drove the Germans back
I really believed
That God was listening to me


We howled into Berlin
Tore the smoking buildings down
Raised the red flag high
Burnt the reichstag brown
I saw my first American
And he looked a lot like me
He had the same kinda farmer's face
Said he'd come from some place called Hazzard, Tennessee


Then the war was over
My discharge papers came
Me and twenty hundred others
Went to Stettiner for the train
Kiev! said the commissar
From there your own way home
But I never got to Kiev
We never came by home
Train went north to the Taiga
We were stripped and marched in file
Up the great siberian road
For miles and miles and miles and miles
Dressed in stripes and tatters
In a gulag left to die
All because Comrade Stalin was scared that
We'd become too westernized!


Used to love my country
Used to be so young
Used to believe that life was
The best song ever sung
I would have died for my country
In 1945
But now only one thing remains
But now only one thing remains
But now only one thing remains
But now only one thing remains
The brute will to survive!

12) Rocket by Def Leppard From The Album Hysteria (1987)


Ah ah, ooh ooh
Ah ah, ooh ooh


White lights, strange city, mad music all around
Midnight street magic, crazy people, crazy sound


Ah ah, ooh ooh


Jack Flash, rocket man, Sergeant Pepper and the band
Ziggy, Benny and the Jets
Take a rocket, we just gotta fly
(I can take you through the center of the dark)
We're gonna fly (on a collision course to crash into my heart)
I will be your, I will be your, I'll be your
Rocket, yeah, satellite of love
Rocket, yeah, satellite of love
Rocket, yeah, satellite of love
Rocket baby, c'mon, I'll be your satellite of love


Ah ah, ooh ooh
Ah ah, ooh ooh


Spotlight magnetic razor rhythm laser love
Guitar, drums, load up, stun


Ah ah, ooh ooh


Jet Black, Johnny be, Jean Genie, Killer Queen
Dizzy Lizzy, Major Tom
So c'mon, we just gotta fly


We're gonna fly (on a collision course to crash into my heart)
I will be your, I will be your, I'll be your
Rocket, yeah, satellite of love
Rocket, yeah, satellite of love
Rocket, yeah, satellite of love
Rocket baby, c'mon, I'll be your satellite of love


Countdown commencing, fire one
Five, four, three, two, one, zero, we have liftoff


We just gotta fly
I can take you through the center of the dark
We're gonna fly, on a collision course to crash into my heart
I will be your, I will be your, I'll be your
Rocket, yeah, satellite of love
Rocket, yeah, satellite of love
Rocket, yeah, satellite of love
Guitar, drums, load up, we're gonna fly
Rocket, yeah, satellite of love, we're gonna fly
Rocket, yeah, satellite of love
Rocket, yeah

13) Santa Ana Winds by Survivor From The Album Caught In The Game (1983)


When the wind decides that it's time to ride
To spread a little hell through the heartland
It takes a good long toke then it blows the smoke, through the desert night
And the wings of fire, keep climbin' higher
Flames cuttin' hard through the homeland
It takes a mighty strong will to strip the chill from the desert night
You waken from your dream, by a siren's scream
Trapped by the walls that surround you
Then it's will to will, and you wonder still can you struggle free
In a thousand ways, when you turn the phrase
The wind's like a love of a woman (woman, woman, woman)
It takes a mighty mean bitch, some fire witch
To set the night on fire
And the Santa Ana wind's gonna have its way tonight
Nothing you can do's gonna change her mind
And ain't it a lot like love the way desire takes you in
And sparks the fire like the Santa Ana wind
Now the air is calm, and the heart grows numb
The ashes burnin' low in the heartland
Till again the wind starts closin' in to set the night on fire
And the Santa Ana wind's blowin' cross my heart tonight
Nothing you can do's gonna change her mind
And woman I want your love
I need that passion deep within
Like the ragin' fire needs the Santa Ana wind
And the Santa Ana wind's gonna take your life tonight
Nothing you can do's gonna change her mind
And ain't it a lot like love
The way desire takes you in
Swept away with the Santa Ana wind

14) Some Kind Of Stranger by Sisters Of Mercy From The Album First And Last And Always


And yes I believe in what we had but words got in the way
And only yesterday, as I was leaving, Lord knows I've tried to say
But I've heard a million conversations going where they've been before
Seen the way that careful lingers undecided at the door


And all I know for sure, all I know for real
Is knowing doesn't mean so much
When placed against the feeling, the heat inside
When bodies meet, when fingers touch


All my words are secondhand and useless in the face of this
Rationale and rhyme and reason, pale beside a single kiss
And I've heard so many things, I fail to understand at all
I'd settle anytime for unknown footsteps in the hall outside


And all I know for sure, all I know for real
Is knowing doesn't mean so much
When placed against the feeling, the heat inside
When bodies meet, when fingers touch


Because the world is cruel and promises are broken
Don't try to tell me anything, don't try to tell me
You'll be true to me, you know the real truth is never spoken


And I know the world is cold but if you hold on tight to what you
Find you might not mind too much though
Even this must pass away


And memories may last for years but
Names are just for souvenirs
Some kind of angel, let me look into your eyes


Don't give me why's and wherefore's reason or surprise
I don't care for words that don't belong


And I don't care what you're called, tell me later if at all
I can wait a long, long time, before I hear another love song


Come here I think you're beautiful
My door is open wide
Some kind of angel come inside


Come here I think you're beautiful
I think you're beautiful, beautiful
Some kind of angel come inside


Come here I think you're beautiful
I think you're beautiful
Some kind of angel come inside


Come here I think you're beautiful
My door is open wide
Some kind of stranger come inside


Come here I think you're beautiful
I think you're beautiful, beautiful
Some kind of stranger come inside


Come here I think you're beautiful
I think you're beautiful
Some kind of stranger come inside


Come here I think you're beautiful
My door is open wide
Some kind of stranger come inside


Come here I think you're beautiful
I think you're beautiful, beautiful
Some kind of stranger come inside

15) Valley Of The Kings by Blue Murder From The Album Blue Murder (1989)


In a distant place in time a pharaoh wandered
In his mind he could see a kingdom
With this king they could not reason
Enslaved in the wish and the dream of a man who's planned their destiny
There is no way out, there can be no doubt
All he wants is his dream fulfilled and until the day
When the kingdom's built
There is no way out, there can be no doubt

Chorus
The blood will flow, a thousand souls plead for mercy
A thousand times over
You'll hear it on the wind, these sinners never sinned

Stone on stone they built till the day their life is over
They control with the whips and chains
They bequeath us with a life of pain
No way out of this place you gotta work until it's over
See the fire in the sky, in glory die
Cry if you must but die you will
The valley of the kings will still be built
See the fire in the sky, in glory die

Chorus
The blood will flow, a thousand souls plead for mercy
A thousand times over
You'll hear it on the wind, these sinners never sinned

The king looks on and sees his dream arising
One's grave will found in the end, his spirit's lost
But one will be saved
And with him he will take it all jewels and gold will guard his soul
Feel the kiss on the wind, and the blood on the sand
It was built with flesh and blood
It wasn't built by any God
Feel the kiss on the wind, and the blood on the sand

Chorus
The blood will flow, a thousand souls plead for mercy
A thousand times over
You'll hear it on the wind, these sinners never sinned


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  • 2mo

    This was very interesting. I guess you like the long songs huh? Well thanks for sharing, I think I've found a couple more I'd like to download myself :)

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