"Action" as written by and Andrew/priest Scott....
So you think you'll take another piece of me
To satisfy your intellectual need
Do you want, do you want
Action, action, action, action

Gonna bring you down
'Cause you've been pushing me
You've got to recognize my superiority
Liar, liar, liar, liar

You know you believed it
Higher, higher, higher, higher
'Cause I'm the main man
And that's why

Everybody wants a piece of the action
Everybody needs a main attraction
I've got what everybody needs
Satisfaction guarantees

That everybody wants a piece of the action
Oh, I was suicidal 'cause you was my idol
Baby, baby, baby, bring it to your knees
Oh, there was a time I would have walked the line

But you bled me dry with your insatiable greed
Liar, liar, liar, liar
You know you believed it
Higher, higher, higher, higher

'Cause I'm the main man
And that's why
Everybody wants a piece of the action
Everybody needs a main attraction

I've got what everybody needs
Satisfaction guarantees
That everybody wants a piece of the action
Do you want, do you want action?

Everybody wants, everybody needs
Everybody wants, everybody needs
Everybody wants a piece of the action
Everybody needs a main attraction

I've got what everybody needs
Satisfaction guarantees
That everybody wants a piece of the action


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"Action" as written by Jason Slater Eddie Nappi

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    General CommentThis song was written by the band to vent their spleens on all the hangers-on that successful bands attract. It tells of their frustration at giving 10% to this guy, 5% to another and at end of the day having handed out all their profits to the 'machine'. It also responds to the critical pasting the band took from music magazine writers who thought it was cool to lag the band.
    hongkongmickon December 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdefinately one of the best songs ever written... sweet is sooooo underated, tho. they deserve to have waaaaay more fame than they got. they were way ahead of their time. definately better than the stones and bealtes, wich were some of the greatest bands ever. i think that we sould try and accept them again.
    sarayastaron January 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe Sweet is definately underrated, I can agree with you on that sarayastar. But don't say they are better than the Beatles. I'm sorry, but that's like saying you are an idiot.
    I think the second verse is very good for some reason.
    TheFifthBeatleon January 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song kicks so much ass. I agree that Sweet is underrated, and over the years they've become on of my favorite bands, but I can't say they're better than The Beatles.

    Oh, and you guys have heard Def Leppard's cover of this, right? I think they did a really good job on the cover. I love it almost as much as the original. The song just works so well for both the Sweet and Def Leppard sounds.
    excalibur2on February 16, 2007   Link

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