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)