ABC lyrics - Alphabet Soup (Live, 1982)

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"Alphabet Soup (Live, 1982)"

Hit me one time
Hit me twice

The pen is mightier than the sword
You're gonna hear my vocal cords

Perfect rhythm is the sign of a true thoroughbred
I want you to meet the drum emperor
...
Mr David Palmer, hit it
Put your hands together, please, thank you

Let your fingers do the walkin'
Let mister bass man do the talkin'
The sound you are hearing in the background
Is the sound of Mr Robert Clark
Watch his bass guitar, hit it

Keep it coming
Keep it coming
Keep it coming

Am I right or am I wrong
Am I right, am I wrong
Am I right or am I wrong
But you'll find Mark White where the beat goes on
6 strings at his disposal
60's soul in his whole low
Mr. Mark White
...

Now sax - equal sex - equal sax
Which makes Stephen pornographic
Telephone - ex-directory; saxophone

Ladies and gentlemen
Tonight it's my pleasure
My proud pleasure
To introduce to you
Two international jet-set playboys
On piano, synthesizer, emulator
See you later, alligator
I'm gonna introduce
Two people are now
David Clayton
Jeff Hammer
David Clayton
Jeff Hammer
David Clayton
Jeff Hammer
David Clayton

My power's coming
I said my power's coming
I said my power, my power
...
Keep it coming
Keep it coming Dave

Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, but six
Hey, hold on, listen
I'm sure that people in tonight's audience don't mind an impromtu set
Is that correct?
Maybe I should have taken elocution lessons some time ago, but
Let me just introduce
Are you willing to meet these six fine, cultured, young people tonight
You wanna hear about them, do ya?
Yeah, yeah
Listen, I know it's - it's been a hard day at the office
But tonight I feel
Do you wanna meet these six fine, fine musicians
Yeah, yeah
Ok then
Is it ok with you?

When your world is full of strange arrangements
... won't be helping you
You know you're missing out on something
Let this string section pull you through

Ok, put your hands together, please, thank you

Thank you
...
I wanna meet the guys, with steel-appeal
Mr Ray..., Mr..., out horn section
That will answer every question

My power's coming
I said my power's coming
I said my power, my power
Keep it coming
Keep it coming
Keep it coming
Take it down
Take it down
Take it down

I said I thought you loved me
But it seems you don't care
She said I care enough to know
I can never ever, ever love you Martin

Just a couple of short minutes I want to put you in the capable
Very capable hand of Miss poison arrow
Miss Rush Winters

Everybody say hello
I just wanna introduce myself to you
...
I'm so happy, can't you see

Keep it coming
Keep it coming
Keep it coming

Can't stand the heat
Can't stand the
Can't stand the

Can't stand the
Can't stand the

Where's that drum?
Spank, drum, bass, drum

I said my power
I said my power
My power, my power
Keep it coming
Keep it coming
Keep it coming
Keep it coming
Take it down
Take it down
Take it down

Just take it down and get this thing over with
For once and for all
Let's not forget the guy who rhymes moon with tune
And croons with...
... teach ya
But admit it, Mr. Martin Fry
One, two, three, four

My power,
I said my power
I said my power

I hold in my hand 3 letters
I hold in my hand 3 letters
A B C