Allied Forces

Allied Forces

  1. Fool for Your Love
  2. Magic Power
  3. Air Raid
  4. Allied Forces
  5. Hot Time (in This City Tonight)
  6. Fight the Good Fight
  7. Ordinary Man
  8. Petite Etude
  9. Say Goodbye

Released in 1981.

Rik Emmett

: Six- and twelve-string acoustic and
  electric guitars bottleneck slide and
  lap steel guitars lead and backgroud vocals

Mike Levine

: Bass guitar, organ, piano,

Gil Moore

: Drums and percussion, lead and
  background bocals

Elaine Overhold: Background vocals
Recording Engineer: Mike Jones
Other Engineers: Rick  Capreol and Ed Stone
Assisted by: Dave Dickson and Mark Woods
Mastered by: Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York, New York
Recorded at the  Metalworks Studios, Mississuaga, Canada 1980-81

Words and music by Triumph

Hey Mama, say what you wanna
Tell me it's all up to you
I know you've  been runnin' all over town, honey
But what should I do?
Love can run hot,  love can turn cold
Break your heart in two or so I've been told

Yes I know, oh baby, I want you to hear what I say
I'm a fool for your  love
Yes I am

Your live is vicious, slightly malicious
Coiled like a snake in your  heart
Man is a hard one, cold as a handgun
Like I was at the start
But  I keep lettin' love get the better of me
My head is spinnin', honey
Can't  you see what I need

Oh baby, I want you to hear what I say
I'm a fool for you love

Oh baby, I want you to hear what I say
I'm a fool for your love
I'm a  fool for your love

Words and  music by Triumph

Somethin's at the edge of your mind, you don't know what it is
Somethin'  you were hopin' to find but your not sure what it is
Then you hear the music  and it all comes crystal clear
The music does the talkin' says the things you want to hear

I'm young, I'm wild and I'm free
I got the magic power of the music in me

She climbs into bed, pull the covers overhead and turns her little radio on
She's has a rotten day so she hopes the DJ's gonna play her favorite song
It makes her feel much better, brings her closer to her dreams
A  little magic power makes it better that it seems

She's young now, she's wild now, she wants to be free
She gets the magic power of the music in me

If you're thinkin' it over but you just can't sort it out
Do you want  someone to tell you what they think it's all about
Are you the one and only who's sad and lonely, reachin' for the top
Well the music keeps you goin' and it's never gonna stop

The world is full of compromise, the infinite red tape
But the music's got  the magic, it's your one chance for escape
So turn me on - turn me up - it's  your turn to dream
A little magic power makes it better than it seems


Words and music by Triumph


Words and music by Triumph

I've got something on my mind
I want you to know
Rock troops are on the move
It's startin' to show
Paratroopers everywhere
Can't you  see
Strategic weapons
Are something we don't need

Allied Forces in every nation
Allied Forces gonna take control
Allied Forces of my generations
Allied Forces of rock 'n' roll

Youth culture in overdrive
Mass frustration
Too much, too little, too  late
Class alienation
Denim armies working
Consolidate the might
War  games, maneuvers
Rehearsals in the night


I've got something on my mind
I want you to know
Rock troops are on the move
It's startin' to show
Paratroopers everywhere
Are ready to fight
We're mobile allies
Marchin' every night


Words and  music by Triumph

We're sending out the invitation
Come and join the celebration
This old town is up to something
Everybody's really jumpin'
Rock 'n' roll is dynamite


Rock me baby like a long lost friend
Then roll me over and do it  again
I'm so high I'm on the ceiling
Everybody's got the feeling
The  music's like pure dynamite


Ladies and gentlemen lend me an ear
I got the news that you been waitin' to hear
It's no trick, it's a rock 'n' roll treat
The heavy metal kids're  dancin' in the street
This whole town is really havin' a ball
Even got 'em rockin' down at City Hall
I never ever seen such a beautiful sight


Hard rock rhythm is in your soul
Baby let the good times roll
The  neighbors wanna call the cops
But the party's never gonna stop
Everything is gonna be alright


Words and music by Triumph

The days grow shorter and the nights are getting long
Feels like we're running out of time
Every day it seems much harder tellin' right from  wrong
You got to read between the lines

Don't get discouraged, don't be afraid, we can
Make it through another  day
Make it worth the price we pay

The Good Book says it's better to give than to receive
I do my best to do my part
Nothin' in my pockets I got nothin' up my sleeve
I keep my magic  in my heart

Keep up your spirit, keep up your faith, baby
I am counting on you
You  know what you've got to do

Fight the good fight every moment
Every minute every day
Fight the good fight every moment
It's your only way

All your life you've been waiting for your chance
Where you'll fit into  the plan
But you're the master of your own destiny
So give and take the best that you can

You think a little more money will buy your soul some rest
You'd better think of something else instead
You're so afraid of being honest with  yourself
You'd better take a look inside your head

Nothing is easy, nothing good is free
But I can tell you where to  start
Take a look inside your heart
There's an answer in your heart


Words and  music by Triumph

Look in the mirror tell me what do you see
Or can you lie to yourself like  you're lyin' to me
Do you fall asleep real easy feelin' justified and right
Or do you wake up feelin' empty in the middle of the night
You want to think you're different, but you know you never can
You're just another  ordinary man

Hey politician, can't believe a word you say
Almighty media, whose truth  d'you sell today?
Watchdog of justice, who keeps their eye on you?
Con  man, song in hand, who you singin' to?
The more I get to see, the less I  understand
I'm just another ordinary man

Ordinary man
Comes a time to take a stand

No rest for the wicked - they get it while they can
The preachers and the  teachers and your local Congressman
Everybody plays the game they played since time began
Lawyers and accountant - your media man

Everybody's talkin' but nothin's gettin' said
You're looking for the truth you better look inside your head
I see the flash of lightnin'
I hear the thunder roll
A hungry knive, a slice of life
It cuts another soul

Power finds a way to those who take a stand
Stand up ordinary man

Once I thought the truth was gonna set me free
But now I feel the chains  of its responsibility
I will not be a puppet I cannot play it safe
I'll give myself away with a blind and simple faith
I'm just the same as you I just do the best I can
That's the only answer...for an ordinary man


No such thing as easy answers
You play to win and you take your chances


Here's to health, here's to wealth
May you never doubt yourself


Music by Rik  Emmett


Words and  music by Triumph

Got a lot on my mind I want to tell you
I don't know where to  start
You're gettin' way outta line I want to tell you
You're actin' too  damn smart
This little game you're playin'
Has lost its fun somehow
You  had me goin' but I figured it out
An' I'm not playin', I'm not playin' now

Say goodbye, I'll be leavin' in the mornin'
Nothin' you can do to make me stay
Say goodbye, I'll be leavin' in the mornin'
Say goodbye, it's the only thing to say
Then I'll be on my way

Little girl, dressed to kill
I see through your disguise
You wanna be big time but you never will
Cuz I see through all your lies
You say you're somethin' special
Well you talk a real good game
But now the party's  over
An' you just don't sound
You just don't sound the same


Don't say you love me
Don't say you need me


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