Ballad Of Mott

Album: Mott (1973)
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  • I changed my name in search of fame to find the Midas touch
    Oh I wish I'd never wanted then what I want now, twice as much
    We crossed the mighty oceans and we had a few divides
    But we never crossed emotion, for we felt too much inside

    You know all the tales we tell, you know the band so well
    Still I feel, somehow, we let you down
    We went off somewhere on the way and now I see we have to pay
    The rock n' roll circus is in town

    Buffin' lost his child-like dreams and Mick lost his guitar
    And Verden grew a line or two and Overend's just a rock n' roll star
    Behind these shades, the visions fade, as I learn a thing or two
    Oh but if I had my time again you all know just what I'd do

    Rock n' roll's a loser's game, it mesmerizes and I can't explain
    The reasons for the sights and for the sounds
    We went off somewhere on the way and now I see we have to pay
    The rock n' roll circus is in town

    So rock n' roll's a loser's game, it mesmerizes and I can't explain
    The reasons for the sights and for the sounds
    The greasepaint still sticks to my face, so what the hell I can't erase
    The rock n' roll feeling from my mind

    From my mind
    From my mind
    From my mind Writer/s: IAN HUNTER, MICHAEL GEOFFREY RALPHS, PETER OVEREND WATTS, TERENCE DALE GRIFFIN, VERDEN ALLEN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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