Infinite Rider On The Big Dogma (1979) Lyrics

Side 1

  1. “Dance” (Nesmith)
  2. “Magic” (Nesmith)
  3. “Tonite” (Nesmith)
  4. “Flying” (Nesmith)
  5. “Carioca” (Nesmith)

Side 2

  1. “Cruisin’” (Nesmith)
  2. “Factions” (Nesmith)
  3. “Light” (Nesmith)
  4. “Horserace” (Nesmith)
  5. “Capsule” (Nesmith)

“Dance” Lyrics

Here comes another blow
You take it on the chin
But hold on, mama
You just don’t understand

Said all I wanna do
Is dance and have a good time
I said all I wanna do
Is dance a dance or two and have a good time

I’m stuck in the freeway
I’m stuck in the woods
I’m trying like the Dickens
Not to get stuck for good

All I wanna do
Is dance and have a good time
I said all I wanna do
Is dance around with you and have a good time

Come on, fly away with me baby
Yeah, just fly away with me
Let’s hit the streets, uh
We’ll find a retreat
And dance away all this mystery

Now I’m working every day
And I’m trying to make a dollar
Bored to distraction
I’m just tryin’ not to holler

I said all I wanna do
Is dance and have a good time
I said all I wanna do
Is dance around with you and have a good time

“Eee! Alright!”
[break]

All I wanna do
Is dance a dance or two and have a good time
Yes, all I wanna do
Is dance around with you and have a good time

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  • 1

Length

  • 2:33

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“Magic” Lyrics

This night is magic
I can tell by the stars
This night is magic
With you in my arms
It would be tragic
If we ever part
Tonight is magic for love

You know I love you
Look in my eyes
You know I love you
It’s paradise
For me to love you
Drift through the skies
The skies of magic and love

If you believe
It will always come true
That’s the magic of love
I keep believing
I’ll always have you
That’s the magic of trust

This love is magic
I feel it inside
This love is magic
There’s nothing to hide
Our life is magic
We’ll stay side by side
And feel the magic of love

[break]

This night is magic
I can tell by the stars
This night is magic
With you in my arms
It would be tragic
If we ever part
Tonight is magic for love

This night is magic
You know it’s magic
Ooh, it’s magic
Aah, it’s magic

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  • 2

Length

  • 3:42

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“Tonite” Lyrics

You get the moon
I’ll get the stars
You get the wind
I’ll get the cars
You make the stops, and uh
I’ll make the starts
Tonight

You get the gum
I’ll get the Pez
Lucille Ball
Desi Arnaz
I got the soap
You get the toys
I’ll get the girls, and uh
You get the boys
You make the light
I’ll make the noise
Tonight

Living inside of a little glass room
Living inside of the tube
Everyone’s made out of little thin lines
Sometimes their fingers are blue
Mine too

You get the cops
I’ll get the phone
I’ll get the nurse
And you go on home
Sally loves Bob, uh
Jim needs a shave
The inside’s a knot
What a way to behave
Tonight

You get the tape
I’ll get the rule
You brings the steaks
I’ll fill the pool
You watch the lawn
I’ll watch the door
You watch a little
I’ll watch some more
Tonight

Living inside of a little glass room
Living inside of the tube
Everyone’s made out of little thin lines
Sometimes their fingers are blue
Their minds are too

[break]

Living inside of a little glass room
Living inside of the tube
Everyone’s made out of little thin lines
And sometimes their fingers are blue
Me too

I’m living inside of a little glass room
I’m living inside of the tube
Oh, everybody’s made out of these little tiny thin lines
And sometimes their fingers are blue
Their minds are too

I’m still inside of a little glass room
Oh, I’m still inside of this tube
Where everyone’s made out of little thin lines

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  • 3

Length

  • 3:57

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“Flying” Lyrics

Silks and satins and velvet soft evenings and penthouse nights
Way down below me the maze of city streets shine
I hear the soul and the heart of the city, it pounds
While I fly up here
I’m two thousand feet above ground

It happened tonight
I had to do it or die
It happened tonight
I finally learned how to fly

And so diving and soaring and swirling, I fly like the wind
How did I do it? I wouldn’t even know where to begin
I was playing a solo on my electric guitar
And the next thing I know
I’m sailing around through the air

It just happened tonight
I had to do it or die
It happened tonight
I finally learned how to fly

[break]

I’m flying, I’m flying, I’m flying, what more can I say?
It’s a thrill beyond words, it completely captures the day
And so now I’ll go flying, as well as go dancing, all night
I feel like a feather
I feel like a small beam of light

It just happened tonight
I had to do it or die
It happened tonight
I finally learned how to fly

[break]

I’m flying, I’m flying, I’m flying
I’m flying, I’m flying, I’m flying
I’m flying, I’m flying, I’m flying
I’m flying

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  • 4

Length

  • 4:46

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“Carioca” Lyrics

The stars in the night played a blue carioca
The moon shone outside as the planet revolved
The wind was caressed with the fragrance of summer
The night gentle nature impelled us to love

And I sat alone on a beach by a palm tree
Your silhouette cast a glow on the sand
And there with the sound of the waves and the smell of gardenias
Two lovers sailed on romance to a magical land

Dancing and dancing all night to that blue carioca
Living the wonderful dream that remains
Caught up inside of a blue carioca
Two lovers fly on its lovely refrain

(Ooh-ooh)
(Ooh-ooh) Glide, glide on, carioca
(Ooh-ooh) Glide, glide on out to sea
(Ooh-ooh) Glide, glide on, carioca
(Ooh-ooh) Glide, glide on out to sea

Dancing and dancing all night to that blue carioca
Living the wonderful dream that remains
Caught up inside of a blue carioca
Two lovers fly on its lovely refrain

(Ooh-ooh)
(Ooh-ooh) Glide, glide on, carioca
(Ooh-ooh) Glide, glide on out to sea
(Ooh-ooh) Glide, glide on, carioca
(Ooh-ooh) Glide, glide on out to sea
(Ooh-ooh) Glide, glide on, carioca
(Ooh-ooh) Glide, glide on out to sea

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  • 5

Length

  • 4:06

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“Cruisin’” Lyrics

Lucy and Ramona cruisin’ through the jungles of L.A.
Hopin’ to promote a dream somewhere along the way
They’re rollin’ through the streets, lookin’ for a disco
Passin’ up the treats from a kid named Cisco
Tryin’ to make connections
With their blemish-free complexions
And just as fate would have it
They ended up with Sunset Sam

Sam was sellin’ watches from a suitcase on a T.V. tray
And Lucy and Ramona were tryin’ to figure out if he was gay
The three of them were standing, staring at each other
When the light behind their eyes blew each other’s cover
The ancient code was branded
And each of them was handed
A ticket to their kingdom
’Cause they saw their brother Sunset Sam

Lucy and Ramona and Sunset Sam
People on the streets tryin’ to find a plan
People on the streets lookin’ for the land
Lucy and Ramona
And their brother Sunset Sam

Lucy was from Compton, and uh, she met Ramona at the zoo, ah
Ramona was from Brooklyn, she left when she was twenty-two
Sam was a native of the Arizona desert
But he split when he was slated for some governmental make work
Their differences subsided
When the common bond was sighted
They were all from the same place
That made the famous Sunset Sam

Lucy and Ramona and Sunset Sam
People on the streets tryin’ to find a plan
People on the streets lookin’ for the land
Lucy and Ramona
And their brother Sunset Sam

Yes uh, Lucy and Ramona and Sunset Sam
People on the streets tryin’ to find a plan
People on the streets just lookin’ for the land
Lucy and Ramona
And their brother Sunset Sam

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  • 6

Length

  • 3:52

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“Factions” Lyrics

She grew out of her pants
She’s a little too advanced
She’s the daughter of rock and roll
She’s a lot more aware
Of the things that weren’t there
Before the light of the music made them show

She performs and she struts
She really knows her stuff
She really knows the rock and roll
She performed and she strutted
And she showed all that she studied
She really showed her rock and roll

He made this feeble attempt
To express his contempt
He said, “The music’s just too loud, ya hear?”
She said, “Go on, take a walk
You’re just too dumb to talk
Where you been hidin’ for the last fifteen years?”

So he rebels and he sweats
Watches as she heads
To the jungles of rock and roll
Yes, he rebelled and he sweated
He was sure that she was headed
To the jungles of rock and roll

What are ya gonna do
With all the new
Information rock and roll has taught you?
Yeah, but how are we gonna be
What will we ever see
Without the information that rock and roll points to?

“Go on, boogie!”
[break]

She likes the flash and the dazzle
But he thinks it’s just a hassle
So the chasm grows a little every year
She keeps goin’ out to boogie
While he stays at home and studies
And neither one is smart enough to share

And it seems kinda bad
That they both feel mislead
Just because of rock and roll
When all they got to do
Is give each other room
Just like it says in rock and roll

Well, what are ya gonna do
With all this new
Information rock and roll has taught you?
But how are we gonna be
What will we ever see
Without the information that rock and roll points to?

Said go on home

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  • 7

Length

  • 3:25

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“Light” Lyrics

There’s a light from the doorway
There’s a light from the hall
But the light from the window
Is the brightest of all

There are lights in the city
There are lights in the skies
But the light in your window
Are the lights in my eyes

[break]

There’s a light that is solo
There’s a light that’s so high
They are lights from the shadows
They are lights of goodbye

I’ve been waiting, waiting for answers
From the light in my soul
And the light that keeps calling
Are the lights of hello

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  • 8

Length

  • 3:21

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“Horserace” Lyrics

There were thirty thousand fans
Watched the race from the stands
At the fairgrounds in Baltimore
And the reason that they came
Were two horses by the name
Of Beauty and The Magnum Force
Of Beauty and The Magnum Force

There was tension in the crowd
When the message was announced
That all the other horses had been scratched
It would be Beauty and The Force
Alone on the course
We had to put our money on the first or the last
We had to put our money on first or the last

Said come on, Beauty
Bet on Beauty
Bettin’ on Beauty to win
You got the power
I saw it in your eye
You got the power to win
Oh my Beauty
Run like a rocket
You run like a rocket, you win
Yeah, that’s it, Beauty
You’re a lot more than pretty
My Beauty’s runnin’ to win

It was a thirty minute wait
While they realigned the gate
So before I bet, I made one final check
The Magnum Force was lookin’ sleek
But I figured she was beat
She was sassy while the Beauty was laidback
She was sassy, the Beauty was laidback

So come on, Beauty
I’m bettin’ on Beauty
I’m bettin’ on Beauty to win
I said you got the power
I saw it in your eyes
You got the power to win
Oh my Beauty
You run like a rocket
Run like a rocket, you win
Yeah, that’s it, Beauty
You’re a lot more than pretty
My Beauty’s runnin’ to win

Beauty had it won
From the sound of the gun
She was smokin’ and The Magnum Force looked sad
The other folks were really chapped
They figured Magnum had it wrapped
They didn’t know that the Beauty was so bad
They didn’t know that the Beauty was so bad

Said look out, Beauty
She runs like a rocket
She runs like a rocket to win
Yeah, she got the power
I saw it in her eyes
She’s got the power to win
Oh my Beauty
Now keep on runnin’, runnin’
I know my Beauty will win
Yeah, my Beauty
She’s a lot more than pretty
My Beauty ran and she won

So come on, Beauty
I’m bettin’ on the Beauty
Bettin’ on the Beauty to win
I know she’s got the power
’Cause I saw it in her eyes
I know she’s got the power to win
So come on, Beauty
Run like a rocket
Run like a rocket, you win
Yeah, that’s it, Beauty
You run like a rocket
You run like a rocket and you won

Track

  • 9

Length

  • 3:22

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“Capsule” Lyrics

Set the groove
Set the mood
Check out what’s on the tube
Close the day
Time to play
Put the sounds on the stereo
Drift away
Drift away
Drift away
Drift away
Drift away

Hello people a hundred years from now
It may not make much difference, but I’ll say it anyhow
Let me tell you of the planet and what we’re doing now
It really is bizarre enough to make me take it slow

There are cartoon creations made of people and of lines
Dance around the T.V., and they dance around our minds
A bunch of different holy men pointing different ways
Don’t think, do think, watch out what you say
And we all tried
Yes, we tried

We all kept pluggin’ like a salmon up a stream
Some of us were dancin’
But some of us were screamin’
But we tried
Oh, how we tried

Bunch of different funny people livin’ by the sea
And trying to get to other planets, tryin’ to start another scene
Leaders said, “Come pay us, show you what we mean”
But I learned not to trust them, they were not what they seemed (Hot!)

We all kept pluggin’ like a salmon up a stream
Some of us were dancin’
Some of us were screamin’
While we tried
Oh, we tried

Marie, she looked like Linda with fifty extra teeth
Linda made the cover of a family magazine
And Bonnie was the singer that made both of them dream
But they all lost to disco, the current mating theme

Mm, I’ve never seen a hero
I’ve got five million dreams
I’ve never been to Harlem, but I been somewhere in between
As long as I can keep movin’, I guess I’ll keep up with the scene
I’m dancin’ to the rhythm of the road
Yes, I’m dancin’ to the rhythm of the road

Set the mood
Set the groove
Checkin’ out what’s on the tube
It’s the close of the day
It’s the time to play
I’ll put some sounds on the stereo
Drift away
Drift away
Drift away

Track

  • 10

Length

  • 5:17

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