From Santiago to Mozambique he protects the interests of the company every day the headlines scream but the man behind them stays unseen. You say you want to leave me in the morning why not now If you want to leave the here's a warning stay away from me now.
Why not think it over in the cold light in the cold light of day the things you say in anger to me this night will seem different that way. Bridge I don't know why you say our love is a lie you could have hid that emotion till the tears run dry I don't know how you're going to prove to me now that the hurt in your heart was there right from the start.
You thought the moon in June could last forever and lies like that you hit a bit of rough and stormy weather and there's no turning back. Pleasure is her business she's the one to meet she'll shoot the eye out of a buzzing fly and she won't miss a beat she likes to press wild flowers and read Edgar Allan Poe it doesn't do to get too close or else your love will start to grow She's like fire Like wildfire You'll find her in big cities living on the run she's got a smile like a crocodile she's just having fun she'll take a hand at poker she's never known to lose she plays the bottleneck guitar you know she loves those Delta Blues.
And ever since I saw her first I loved her sitting in that Roll The Weight Away - Sniff N The Tears - Ride Blue Divide cafe at dawn I didn't have the nerve to introduce myself just then so I looked her way again sitting there with all her friends and I knew I'd never win her heart Pleasure is her business she's the girl to see she'll take flight in the middle of the night just for somewhere new to be she won't discuss the future she won't discuss the past she's trying to find the beat before the one that's going to last.
I've travelled round this world from east to west boys looking for to rest this hired gun but everywhere I look the same old story it's everybody else that has the fun. Chorus Trouble is my business trouble is my life trouble is my business but I just don't seem to please no I just don't seem to please your private eye. For every cheap hotel I've laid my head in for every seedy case I've tried to crack I'd give my weight in silver for an angel but when I've looked at you you don't look back.
You may find your heart in spite of all you do you may laugh or sneer despise at what goes on all around you the feelings you can try to shrug off without sorrow won't matter now but they'll be back to hit twice as hard tomorrow. Chorus You may find your heart on some horizon you may find your heart you may find your heart won't need persuasion you may find your heart.
You left without a word one cold monday morning packed your glad rags stuffed your handbags took off without warning if the future lies within a life untried I know that you won't compromise you'll leave no desire denied. You may hurry down the road to ride on wear your freedom like a flag with no sucker to depend on you might trade in kind with others who want nothing where what you say and what you feel need have no points touching.
I've sailed in my boat round the Cape of Good Hope Africa surprise to search for the gold that the Spaniards had told would dazzle a dead man's eyes. I've seen trumpeting herds of Michael Wertmüller - Terrain! Terrain! Pull Up! Pull Up! feathered birds blacken up the sky to pick at the bones of the man who left home to search for gold and die.
About an hour before the show Les suddenly asked when were we going back to the hotel, I told him we're not. A combination of heart broken and panic stricken persuades me to drive him in the van back to the hotel, big mistake. We got back to the hotel no problem but the return journey was a nightmare.
The very straight road that took us to Hefeystos - Psycho Cafe hotel did not go straight back. We were diverted into the hinterlands and were soon completely lost. We were eventually put on the right track by a couple of ladies of the night and arrived back at the gig. We had to push our way through the crowds that were still trying to get in. We were late, very late.
I realised as I started to change that the audience had already started a slow handclap. I also realised that I was in a muck sweat. The rush and panic and slow handclap had turned me into gibbering wreck, not a good state for performing.
None of this usually matters once you're on because of course you win 'em over. We launched confidently into "Steal My Heart" got to the chorus and - shit where's the guitar?. Les had broken a string. Normally faithful guitar tech hands you freshly tuned guitar, but in the interests of economy we had come with one back line Roll The Weight Away - Sniff N The Tears - Ride Blue Divide and guitars were Make Over - Christina Aguilera - Stripped our man's speciality, he hands Les his spare guitar completely out of tune, so the next two songs are accompanied by Les's attempts to tune up while playing.
By this time my desire to be somewhere else is acute. I freely admit that I don't cope well with onstage disasters and this was one of the worst of my experience, even more appalling for being so avoidable.
After the gig unable to face anybody we ended up in a Greek restaurant somewhere in Berlin, secure in the knowledge that this time Roll The Weight Away - Sniff N The Tears - Ride Blue Divide had really blown it, the band as it had been for two years was finished.
An interesting postscript to the postscript, is that some thirty odd years later I have finally Roll The Weight Away - Sniff N The Tears - Ride Blue Divide the Rock Pallast show and it's not bad at all, we coped with the problems pretty well, I was a little sweaty, the audience a little partisan but on the whole the music is pretty good and that's what counts.
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