[Verse 1] On a moonbeam there might come a spirit rider Who'll be watching for a flickering in the gloom He will put a feeler out for love and welcome And he just might cast a shadow across your room
[Chorus] I will scent out any evidence of danger I will test the air around my sugar shack If my heart knows you won't treat it like a stranger And if the fire is lit I'll be riding back
[Verse 2] Before you know it you will see a spirit rider Cut me off babe and I'll be gone I will mount my high oh and I will ride off m'am And I'll go on and on and on and on and on The lies you lay in one ear will blow out the other Let a storm rage on me on my outward track.
[Chorus] If I hear bluebirds I won't go any farther And if the sky gets clear I'll be riding back
[Verse 3] I will ramble, drift and range And you'll be walking round imaginary things upon the floors Walk in circles 'round the reasons that have vanished You'll forget what doesn't matter anymore You might get a glimpse of me off in the distance If you cry out I might hear you on the wind And if the mountains echo your love to me Wave your heart and I'll be riding back again Wave your heart and I'll be riding back again
"Cleveland Rocks" was written by an Englishman. Ian Hunter wrote the song after touring America in the late '70s and finding that Cleveland was by far the most receptive city to his brand of Glam Rock.