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"Waiting for an Alibi" is a song by Irish rock band Thin Lizzy, and the first single from their 1979 album, Black Rose: A Rock Legend. Black Rose was the only Thin Lizzy album recorded while Gary Moore was a member of the band, and he left soon after. Wikipedia

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Song Lyrics

Valentino got a bookie shop and what he takes
He gives for what he's got
And what he's got, he says he has not
Stole from anyone

It's not that he don't tell the truth
Or even that he misspent his youth
It's just he holds the proof
But you know some thing's wrong

Waiting for an alibi
(Waiting for an alibi)
Waiting for an alibi
(Waiting for an alibi)

Valentino's in a cold sweat
Placed all his money on that last bet
Against all the odds he smokes another cigarette
Says it helps him to forget he's a nervous wreck

It's not that he misses much
Or even that he lost his lucky touch
It's just he gambles so much
And you know that it's wrong

Waiting for an alibi
(Waiting for an alibi)
Waiting just to catch your eye
Waiting for an alibi
(Waiting for an alibi)
Try to say I told you, I told you

(Waiting for an alibi)
Waiting just to get you
(Waiting for an alibi)
Waiting for an alibi

Valentino got nowhere to go
On his own like Romeo
Blow by blow he watches his money go
Now he's oh so low

It's not that he misses her
Or even that he can't resist her
It's just that kissing her
He feels so strong

Waiting for an alibi
(Waiting for an alibi)
Waiting for an alibi

Waiting just to hold you
Waiting for an alibi
(Waiting for an alibi)
Just to say I told you
Waiting for an alibi
Waiting for an alibi
Oh my, my, my, my, my, my

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Release History

Disc Track Album Year
1 4 Black Rose: A Rock Legend Studio Album 1979
1 0 BBC Radio One Album
1 4 Black Rose Album 1996
1 11 Dedication: The Very Best Of Thin Lizzy Compilation 1991
1 2 Life - Live Studio Album 1983
1 1 Waiting For An Alibi Single 1979
1 17 Dedication EP 1991
1 7 Lizzy Killers Compilation 1981
1 4 Wild One - The Very Best Of Thin Lizzy Compilation 1996
1 11 The Boys Are Back In Town - Swedish Collection Compilation 2000
1 7 The Adventures Of Thin Lizzy (The Hit Singles Collection) Compilation 1981
1 6 Greatest Hits Compilation 2007
1 16 Vagabonds Kings Warriors Angels Compilation 2001
1 14 The Definitive Collection Compilation 2006
1 3 Waiting For An Alibi - The Collection Compilation 2011
1 7 Lizzy Killers Compilation 1981
1 4 It's Only Rock N Roll Unofficial 2010
1 16 Black Rose Sessions Studio Album
1 2 Life Live 2001
1 5 Extended Versions Live 2001
1 3 BBC Radio One Live in Concert Live 1992
1 2 1983-05-23: Thunder & Lightning in Tokyo: Kaseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan Live
1 3 Sha La Live Live
1 2 Live in London 2011 - Indigo2 (disc 1:2) Live 2011
1 2 Best Of: Soldier of Fortune Compilation 1987
1 4 Wild One: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy Compilation 1996
1 6 Thin Lizzy: Greatest Hits Compilation 2004
1 4 Ultimate Thin Lizzy Compilation 2010
1 3 Waiting for an Alibi: The Collection Compilation 2011
1 37 Collected 2012
1 2 Live In London 2011 2011
1 8 Live 2012 2013
1 5 Boys Are Back in Town: Live in Australia Studio Album 1999

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