Jericho

Listen boy, I’ll tell you a thing
I’ll make you a career in the busi­ness I’m in
I’ll make you rich, I’ll make you a toy
I’ll make you turn over into my little boy
Y’see I’m going some­where
I don’t know what I’m gonna do when I get there
I know money’s a thing – your only inspir­a­tion
And your only mean­ing
You must think that all I do
Is spend my time mak­ing pretty pic­tures of you
You can fall when I will climb
But I’ll be fall­ing over just by hav­ing you in my mind

1st chorus
Mend that fight – oh listen to them
Kickin’ up a ball inside a jericho wall
Mend that fight – it’s all twis­ted through them
If you ain’t rich then you won’t go to the ball

Hav­ing mercy and lick­ing up love
And mov­ing through your ocean like I’ve never had enough
Y’see you ain’t all I want
You’re everything and more that I have ever hoped for
You must think that all I do
Is spend my time mak­ing pretty pic­tures of you
You can fall when I will climb
But I’ll be fall­ing over just by hav­ing you in my mind

1st chorus Mend that fight – oh listen to them
Kickin’ up a ball inside a jericho wall
Mend that fight – it’s all twis­ted through them
I’m rich, you ain’t, so you won’t go to the ball

2nd chorus
You won’t go to the ball
You won’t go to the ball
You won’t go, you won’t go
You won’t go to the ball
(repeat)

You must think that all I do
Is spend my time mak­ing pretty pic­tures of you
You can fall when I will climb
But I’ll be fall­ing over just by hav­ing you in my mind

1st chorus
Mend that fight – oh listen to them
Kickin’ up a ball out­side a no. 10 wall
Mend that fight – it’s all twis­ted through them
I’m rich, you ain’t, so you won’t go to the ball
No more!

2nd chorus
You won’t go to the ball
You won’t go to the ball
You won’t go, you won’t go
You won’t go to the ball
(repeat)

Outro:
Yeah, if you ain’t got noth­ing
You’ll never go there
(repeat)
I tried to make you see
I tell you I’d had enough
Money was a thing, money was a thing
Money was a thing that I believed in
(repeat)

Single Release Information

WEA
Released: Feb­ru­ary 1986
YZ63 7″
1. Jericho
2. Jericho (The Musical)
YZ63R 7″ Lim­ited Edi­tion Red Vinyl
YZ63T 12″
1. Jericho (Exten­ded Remix)
2. Jericho (The Musical)
3. Money’s Too Tight (live)
4. Heaven (live)

Cred­its

Words and music Mick Huck­nall
CBS Songs/So What Ltd

Other Info

This track was a single in Feb­ru­ary 1986 and is on the Pic­ture Book album (1985)