Meraki Festival lyrics and video clips: Odyssey

PUBLISHED: 11:31 19 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:17 28 July 2017

See Odyssey at the Meraki Festival on the Friday.

See Odyssey at the Meraki Festival on the Friday.

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Go back to the golden days of disco when Odyssey strut their stuff at Meraki on the Friday night.

And if you want to sing along with some the band’s best-loved hits, we have a selection of their lyrics for you in one handy place, plus a great choice of video clips.

Going Back to My Roots

(Lamont Dozier / Lamont Herbert Dozier)

Zippin’ up my boots

Goin’ back to my roots

Yeah

To the place of my birth

Back down to earth.

I’ve been standing in the rain

Drenched and soaked with pain

Tired of short time benefits

And being exposed to the elements.

I’m homeward bound

Got my head turned around.

Zippin’ up my boots

Goin’ back to my roots

Yeah

To the place of my birth

Back down to earth.

Ain’t talkin’ ‘bout no roots in the land

Talkin’ ‘bout the roots in the man.

I feel my spirit gettin’ old

It’s time to recharge my soul

I’m zippin’ up my boots

Goin’ back to my roots

Yeah

To the place of my birth

Back down to earth.

Zippin’ up my boots

Goin’ back to my roots.

To the place of my birth

Back down to earth.

Use It Up Wear It Out

(Lawrence Russell Brown / Sandy Linzer)

Shake shake your body down

Oh shake

Skae your bod down

Oh shake

Everybody - all you people gather ‘round

And get your body busy - move it up and groove it down

We’re gonna use it up - gonna wear it out

Ain’t nothin’ left in this whole world I care about

I said one two three shake your body down

(Shake it down to me)

One two three shake your body down to me

(Shake it down to me)

One two three shake your body down

(Shake it down to me)

One two three oh shake

Bussy bodys - body’s lookin’ good tonight

You got that hungry feelin’ for some love and it’s alright

It’s alright

It’s alright

We’re gonna use it up - wear it out

Ain’t nothin’ left in this whole world I care about

I said one two three shake your body down

Use it up, wear it out

Ain’t nothin’ left in this whole world I care about

I said one two three shake your body down

(Shake it down to me)

Do it all night

Do it all night long

Do it all night long

Do it all night

Do it all night long

Gonna use it up, gonna wear it out

Ain’t nothin’ left in this whole world I care about

Gonna used it up, gonna wear it out

Ain’t nothin’ left in this whole world I care about

I said one two three shake your body down

(Shake it on down to me)

One two three shake your body down to me

(Shake it on down to me)

One two three shake your body down

(Shake it on down to me)

One two three oh shake

Inside Out

(Jesse Rae)

When you’re sittin’ on your own

And you feel the city life surround you

And she’s always on the phone

But you just don’t think that you can fight it

Don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up

Don’t give up, don’t give up, darlin’, in what you dream

‘Cause like the words here in this song

We’ll go on and on and on with our love, yeah

I want to be inside out, oh, darlin’

I want to be so deep that you’ll be leavin’me

(Inside out) Over and over and over again

(I want to be) Inside out, oh, darlin’

I want it be so deep that you’ll be turnin’ me

(Inside out) I want it be so deep that you’ll be leavin’ me

When you’re lyin’ in her bed

And you’re in her arms instead of mine

As you feel her tightening grip

Like a genie I will slip in your heart

I won’t give up, won’t give up, won’t give up

Don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up

Like the notes here in this song

We’ll go on and on and on and on with our love, yeah

(I want to be) Inside out, oh, darlin’

Oh, I want to be so deep that you’ll be leavin’ me

Over and over again

(I want to be) Inside out, oh, darlin’

Oh, I’ve got to be so deep that you’ll be leavin’ me

(Inside out) Over and over and over and over again

Oh, I want to be (I want to be) you’ll be needing me

Inside out, oh, darlin’

Whoa, I’ve got to be so deep that you’ll be turnin’ me, turnin’ me

(Inside out) Over and over again

Inside out - You and I must stay

Inside out - can’t believe this way

Inside out - You and I must stay

Inside out

‘Cause I’ve got to have you, babe

When you’re sittin’ on your own

And you feel the city life surround you

And she’s always on that phone

And you just don’t think that you’ve got the strength to fight it

Don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up

Oh, don’t you go and give up, darlin’, in what you dream

‘Cause like the words here in this song

We’ll go on and on and on with our love, yeah

(I want to be) Inside out, oh, darlin’

I want to be so deep that you’ll be leavin’ me

(Inside out) Oh, darlin’

Inside out

Inside out

Inside out

Inside out

Don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up

Inside out, oh, darlin’

I want to be so deep that you’ll be leavin’ me

Inside out, oh, darlin’

Oh, I want it to be so deep that you’ll be turnin’ me, turnin’ me

(Inside out) Inside out, inside out, oh, darlin’

(Inside out) Oh, I want it to be so deep that you’ll be turnin’ me

(I want to be) Inside out, inside out, oh, darlin’

I’d like to be so deep that you’ll be needing me

(Inside out) Turnin’ me

Won’t give up, won’t give up (I want to be), won’t give up, darlin’, no

(Inside out)

Oh, I won’t give up, don’t give up, darlin’, darlin’, darlin’

(Inside out)

‘Cause still you’re needin’ me

Native New Yorker

(Denny Randell, Sandy Linzer)

Runnin’ pretty, New York City girl (twenty-five, thirty-five)

Hello, baby, New York City girl

You grew up ridin’ the subways, running with people

Up in Harlem, down on Broadway

You’re no tramp, but you’re no lady, talkin’ that street talk

You’re the heart and soul of New York City

And love, love is just a passing word

It’s the thought you had in a taxi cab that got left on the curb

When he dropped you off and he stated firm

Oh, oh, oh (oh, oh, oh)

You’re a native New Yorker

You should know the score by now (you should know by now)

You’re a native New Yorker

(New York, ooh, ooh, ooh)

Music plays, everyone’s dancin’ closer and closer

Makin’ friends and findin’ lovers

There you are lost in the shadows, searchin’ for someone (searchin’ for someone)

To set you free from New York City

And, whoa, where did all those yesterdays go

When you still believed love could really be like a Broadway show

You are the star, win the applause

Oh, oh, oh (oh, oh, oh)

You’re a native New Yorker

No one opens the door

For a native New Yorker

(Runnin’ pretty, New York City girl)

Where did all those yesterdays go

When you still believed love could really be like a Broadway show

You’re the star

You’re a native New Yorker

You should know the score by now

You’re a native New Yorker

You should know the score, you should know the score by now

You’re a native New Yorker, oh, oh, oh (native, native, native, native New Yorker)

You’re a native New Yorker

You’re a native New Yorker

You should know the score (native, native, native, native New Yorker)

You’re a native New Yorker

What you waitin’ for, no one opens the door (you’re a native New Yorker)

For a native, for a native New Yorker

If You’re Looking For A Way Out(Ralp Kotkov/Sandy Linzer)

If you’re looking for a way out

I won’t stand in your way

If you’re looking for a way out

Don’t stop at the tears that I’m crying

They’ll only make you wanna stay

Don’t kiss me again ‘cause I’m trying

To keep you from running away

Oh baby tell me I’m wrong

Just say I’m crazy

It’s with me that you belong

It’s never easy when lovers have to part

Oh come on stop pretending

Tell me what’s in your heart

If you’re looking for a way out

I won’t stand in your way

If you’re looking for a way out

Don’t stop at the tears that I’m crying

They’ll only make you wanna stay

Don’t kiss me again ‘cause I’m trying

To keep you from running away

Don’t stop at the tears that I’m crying

They’ll only make you wanna stay

Don’t kiss me again ‘cause I’m trying

To keep you from running away

Baby don’t run away

Baby don’t run away

Say that you’ll stay

Oh come on stop pretending

Tell me what’s in your heart

If you’re looking for a way out

I won’t stand in your way

If you’re looking for a way out

Don’t stop at the tears that I’m crying

They’ll only make you wanna stay

Don’t kiss me again ‘cause I’m trying

To keep you from running away

Baby don’t run away

Stop pretending

Please baby now

Stop pretending

Please baby now

Stop pretending

Won’t you tell me what’s in your heart?

Please baby now, stop pretending

Don’t you know that I’ll always, stop pretending

Please baby now, stop pretending

Won’t you tell me what’s in your heart?

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