The Southside Johnny Lyric File

May 5, 1996
edited, organized by Paul E. Kamphuis ( P.E.Kamphuis@stud.tue.nl )

This file is the first start to collect all the lyrics to the songs that Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes have recorded and played. The idea to do this came to me a few months ago, when I found out that there was no such thing as a lyric file for Southside Johnny. So I started working on one. It's not completed yet, it's not even perfect.

But I think it's good enough to make it available for everyone. Any comments, corrections and additions are welcome, because that will probably be the only way to finish this complete lyric file. Take care and enjoy this file.

Paul

Thanks to: Cathy D. Vocke

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Album: I Don't Want To Go Home (1976)
Epic
Recorded at theRecord Plant, New York City
Produced by Steve Van Zandt

I Don't Want To Go Home- S. Van Zandt
Got To Get You Off My Mind- S. Burke, D. Burke, J.B. Moore
How Come You Treat Me So Bad- S. Van Zandt
The Fever- B. Springsteen
Broke Down Piece of Man- S. Cropper, J. Stamwell
Sweeter Than Honey- S. Van Zandt
Fannie Mae- W. Glasco
It Ain't the Meat (It's the Motion)- L. Mann, H. Glover
I Choose to Sing the Blues- J. Holiday, R. Charles
You Mean So Much to Me- B. Springsteen

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I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME

I know that it's getting late
but I don't want to go home
I am in no hurry baby time can wait
I don't want to go home
Listen to the man sing his song
I don't want to go home
I don't mind baby to stay alnight long
cause I don't want to go home

Listen baby

I know we had to try
to reach up and touch the sky baby
what ever happend to you and I
that I don't want to go home

Look at all the people staying
Saying I don't want to go home
In the night .....
I don't want to go home
I know the words to the song I feel
I don't want to go home
I know it's talking about the way I feel
I don't want to go home

Listen baby

I know we had to try
to reach up and touch the sky baby
what ever happend to you and I
that I don't want to go home

I want to hear people laughing and having a good time
I want to know why she told me she had to go
Why did she leave me lonely

I know it's time to go
but I don't want to go home
You don't play the blues soft and low
cause I don't want to go home

Listen baby

I know we had to try
to reach up and touch the sky baby
what ever happend to you and I
that I don't want to go home

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GOT TO GET YOU OFF MY MIND

Oh Yeah, Yeah
Sad story baby
Every word is true

Got to get you off my mind
I know its just a matter of time
You found somebody new
our romance is true

Now lister to me baby
I am gonna throw your picture away
You didn't want my love in any old way
I know found somebody new
our romance is true

and that's why I baby
I got to get off a my mind
cause I know it's just a matter of time
Took my love and my money too baby
our romance is true

but wait a minute darling
some folks love is hard and strong
baby that's the kind a love it lingers on
some folks love is well it's swift and thin
and that's the kind of love that never last
We had love it was right in between
and to me it was like a dream
We had the faith together till doom
and our fathers and mothers too

and that's why I baby
I got to get off a my mind
I know it's just a matter of time
I know you found somebody new
our romance is true

but now I opend up my eyes
and I finaly realize I saw it slipping away

and that's why I baby
I got to get off a my mind
I know it's just a matter of time
You found somebody new
our romance is true

It's all over baby
our romance is true
Boodbye darling

You broke my heart baby
Yes you did

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HOW COME YOU TREAT ME SO BAD

I wonder where's my baby tonight
She ain't never around when I want her
Hey Southside, have you seen my baby?
No man, I ain't seen her
Well I been hearing some talk
Are you sure you haven't seen my baby?
Oh no.
Here, here she goes now
Well step out the way
I got to do some talking

Listen here baby to what I say
I break my back working hard all day
Anf just when I need a little simpaty
you ain't home

I know now baby that I don't ask much
Just a little respect and a loving touch
If I support two people the why am I living alone

Then I wonder

How come you treat me so bad
Your the most loving woman I ever had
How come you treat me so bad
girl I got to know

I got to find out what's going on

All the women stop and they give me the eye
But the woman I love don't even wonder why
I ain't good looking, but I know spending my money
Another man might get her off town
But if your the one that's like messing around
Well I ain't laughing
But something sure seems funny
Don't it

Hey Southside, there's something familiar about that shirt
Well eh..
I like to talk to you but I got to play a little something here.

I ask for coocking and you give me food
I ask for .....    and you give me .....
I am asking for time and you tell me I am already to late
what you mean?
Someday girl you might change you mind
You realize what you left behind
I got news for you baby
I just might not wait, no more

How come you treat me so bad
Your the most loving woman I ever had
How come you treat me so bad
I am tired of being lonly and I feel so sad
How come you treat me so bad
Your the most loving woman I ever had
How come you treat me so bad
girl I got to know

That woman makes me so tired
How long can this go on
She's just like her mother
Yeah I know what you mean
What you mean, you know what I mean?
Well don't get excited
I am talking about my baby
Who your talking about?
I was just...
Hey where did you get that shirt?
This is my shirt
Did my baby give you my shirt?
Wait a minute
I paid 12 dollars for that shirt
This is my shirt

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THE FEVER

When I get home from my job, I turn on my TV
But I can't keep my mind on the show
When I lay down at night, I don't get no sleep
So I turn on the radio
But lord, the only thing I hear is you whisp'rin' in my ear
Them words that you used to say
Well now the days grow longer, my love grows stronger
And the fever gets worse every day
I got the fever for this girl

He's got the fever, oh he's got the fever, nothing that a boy can do
When he's got the fever for a girl
He's got the fever, oh he's got the fever
Left this little boy blue

I can remember coming home, see you standing at the stove
With the dishes on the table, dinner ready to go
Well maybe out to a movie show
Something that you like to see
Because you were my sun in the morning, you were my moon at night
When I think about you, makes me feel alright
Well now the days grow longer, the love just grows stronger
And the fever gets so bad at night

He's got the fever, oh he's got the fever, nothing that a boy can do
When he's got the fever for a girl
He's got the fever, oh he's got the fever
Left this little boy blue
All right

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YOU MEAN SO MUCH TO ME
( with Ronnie Spector)

When she comes to me, like a childhood song
Or an old time friend, I haven't seen in so long
When she sings to me it's like a robin's song
She can be so sweet (She can sing so sweet)
No, she won't do me no wrong

When he comes to me in the dark of night
I'm scared and lonely, he can make it alright
When he sings to me, soft and low
I cry, oh daddy, please don't let this little girl go

You mean so much to me baby
You know you're drivin' me crazy
You mean so much to me baby
Oh, I want you for my girl
Oh yes I do

Sometimes she's like a baby playing with a toy
Sometimes she's so much woman
She makes me feel like a little boy
When she comes to me and she's all alone
I cry, hey baby, please don't do me no wrong
(And she cries, oh daddy, make me strong)

And that's when
She means so much to me baby (You mean so much to me baby)
You know you're drivin' me crazy
You mean so much to me baby
Oh, I want you for my girl (guy)

Oh baby, I love you so, yes I do
Oh baby, don't ever let me go, oh no, no

When I wake up in the morning and you're by my side
I know we got a love that will never die
In the cool of the evening, when you give me that sign
You know I ain't leavin', oh we got a love so fine

You mean so much to me baby
You know you're drivon' me crazy
You mean so much to me baby
Oh I want you for my, -mmm, baby
Oh I want you for my, -ooh, baby
I want you for my girl


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Album:  This Time It's For Real (1977)
Epic
Recorded at Studio 49, CBS, New York City
Procduced by Steve Van Zandt

This Time It's For Real- Van Zandt
Without Love- I.J. Hunter, C. Franklin
Check Mr. Popeye- D. Johnson
First Night- Van Zandt
She Got Me Where She Wants Me- Van Zandt
Some Things Just Don't Change- Van Zandt
Little Girl So Fine- Springsteen, Van Zandt
I Ain't Got the Fever No More- Van Zandt
Love On the Wrong Side of Town- Springsteen, Van Zandt
When You Dance- Springsteen, Van Zandt

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SHE GOT ME WHERE SHE WANTS ME

I know you guys been talking
about I ain't hanging out like I used to do
but if you wonder why I ain't been comming around, staying out late
cause I got something home that's keeping me straight

I wanna tell you a story
I wanna tell you all about my girl
She is the sweatest little woman in the whole whole world

She says that she needs me
I know it's true
Nobody has ever loved me the way that she do

You know the little girl got me where she wants me
Oh yeah
Got me where she wants me
Got to tell the world
Got me where she wants me
But I don't mind

Is it the way that she walk
No but she moves so fine
Is it the way that she think
No but she gonna drive me out of my mind

.....
my style
Pretty little angel

The little girl got me where she wants me
Oh yeah
Got me where she wants me
Got to tell the truth
Got me where she wants me
But I don't mind

Early in the morning I discover that she opened my eyes
Hey little baby are you looking for a lover
well I want to give you the rest of my life

listen to me baby

She never turn her back and walk away
Cause she knows I am her lover each and every day
I even work to times and give her my money
Just because her love is so much sweater than honey
gonna love me
.......
she's my sugar in my life


You know the little girl got me where she wants me
Oh yeah
Got me where she wants me
Got to tell the world
Got me where she wants me
But I don't mind

Baby I donít mind
I ever work to times
I donít mind


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LITTLE GIRL SO FINE

After the music had stopped
I still heard it playing
I moved a little closer to hear
the words she was saying
She said I'll never break your heart
I'll never try to fake it
My love is here for you
All you have to do is take it
Kisses sweeter than wine
My little girl so fine

The night seemed to say it was right
But could I believe her
My heart said, it's time to go
But my eyes wouldn't leave her
There's always somebody trying to break your heart
Somebody trying to take it
My little girl tried so hard to help me make it
Kisses sweeter than wine
My little girl so fine

Oh, oh, oh, oh, sha la la
Oh, oh, sha la la
So fine
Oh, oh, oh, oh, sha la la
Oh, oh, sha la la
So fine

When we danced
I forgot everything and whispered
Hold me tight
Take a chance
On what tomorrow brings
Won't you be mine, be mine
Be mine tonight

We walked away laughing together
Into the night for ever and ever and ever
Now I know
I'll never break me baby's heart
I'll never try to fake it
I'll give her all my love
All she has to do is take it
Kisses sweeter than wine
My little girl so fine
Kisses sweeter than wine
My little girl so fine
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Kisses sweeter than wine
My little girl so fine

Oh, oh, oh, oh, sha la la
Oh, oh, sha la la
So fine

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I AIN'T GOT THE FEVER NO MORE

It's the same old story baby
You go out and have a good time
Leaving me her to wonder
If I ever had what I thought was mine
But I got a little surprise for you baby
The old boy is back in town

No more sleepless night
I walk through walking the door
I ain't gonna wait by the telephone
Cause I ain't got the fever no more

The last time I saw you baby
I ......
and I thought I lost my reason for living
when you took my sunshine away
But now your a faded memory
like a one long cloudy day

No more sleepless night
I walk through walking the door
I ain't gonna wait by the telephone
Cause I ain't got the fever no more

My only weekend baby
waited down home
I thought that I been making you happy
But all I did was wrong wrong wrong
.......

No more sleepless night
I walk through walking the door
I ain't gonna wait by the telephone
Cause I ain't got the fever no more

No more
No more
No more

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LOVE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF TOWN

I was there
When you needed someone
Look now baby
And see what we have undone
Oh I did most of the talking
But you were the one who lied

Bye bye baby
Out love is tumbling down
I can't be hanging around
Love on the wrong side of town
Oh baby

You were gone
When I needed you by my side
There was no one
To dry the tears from my eyes
Oh you were the one who cheated
But I was the one who cried

Bye bye baby
Out love is tumbling down
I can't be hanging around
Love on the wrong side of town

Bye bye baby
Out love is tumbling down
I can't be hanging around
Love on the wrong side of town

Bye bye baby
Love on the wrong side of town
Bye bye baby
Bye bye darling
Bye bye baby

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WHEN YOU DANCE

When you dance
I hear the music rocking everywhere
When you dance
I see the lights shining through your hair
When you dance
The band is blowing like a hurricane
When you dance
You look so fine but you don't know my name

Come near baby, don't be afraid
Just one taste won't do
I can't hold back one more day
Sugar I know I got to dance with you

When you dance
Your smile ain't hiding what you're thinking of
When you dance
Your body trembles like you're making love
When you move, baby
My soul is aching and my blood runs hot
Run into me now
My heart is breaking, shaking what you got

Come near baby, don't be afraid
Just one taste won't do
I can't hold back one more day
Sugar I know I got to dance with you

Shake 'em down now

Come near baby, don't be afraid
Just one taste won't do
I can't hold back one more day
Sugar I know I got to dance with you

Oh yeah baby
When you dance
I hear the music rocking everywhere
When you dance, baby
This time you tumble, honey, I don't care
When you dance


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Album: Hearts of Stone (1978)
Epic
Recorded at Secret Sound Studios, New York City
produced by Steve Van Zandt

Got to Be a Better Way Home- Van Zandt
This Time Baby's Gone For Good- Van Zandt
I Played the Fool- Van Zandt
Hearts of Stone- Springsteen
Take It Inside- Van Zandt
Talk to Me- Springsteen
Next to You- Van Zandt
Trapped Again- Springsteen, Lyon, Van Zandt
Light Don't Shine- Van Zandt

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HEARTS OF STONE

You stare in the mirror at the lines in your face
And you try so hard to see
The way things were when we were at your place
Everyday was just you and me
And you cry because things ain't like before
Well, don't you know it can't be that way anymore
But don't worry baby
'Cause I can't talk now, I'm not alone
So put your ear close to the phone
'Cause this is the last dance, the last chance
For hearts of stone

If there was something, baby,
That I could do,
Something that would last, honey, I would
But you should know better than to think that you
Can return to the past
So close your eyes and I'll be there
Hold you once more and not go anywhere
I wish I could babe
But I can't talk now, I'm not alone
So put your ear close to the phone
'Cause this is the last dance, the last chance
For hearts of stone

And you cry because things get so strange so fast
And you cry because nothing good ever lasts
Well, I know babe
But I can't talk now, I'm not alone
So put your ear close to the phone
'Cause this is the last dance, the last chance
For hearts of stone
I can't talk now, I'm not alone
So put your ear close to the phone
'Cause this is the last dance, the last chance
For hearts of stone

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TALK TO ME

Well every night I see a light up in your window
But every night you won't answer your door
But although you won't ever let me in
From the street I can see your silhouette sittin' close to him
What must I do
What does it take
To get you to

Talk to me
Until the night is over
Talk to me
Well until the night is over, yeah yeah yeah
I got a full week's pay
And baby I've been working hard each day
I'm not asking for the world you see
I'm just asking girl
Talk to me

Well late at night I hear the music that you're playing soft and low
Yes and late at night I see the two of you swayin', so close
I don't understand darling what was my sin
Why am I down here below while you're up there with him
What did I do
What did I say
What must I pay
To get you to

Talk to me
Until the night is over
Talk to me
Well until the night is over, yeah yeah yeah
I got a full week's pay
And baby I've been working hard each day
I'm not asking for the world you see
I'm just asking girl
Talk to me
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I don't understand darling what was my sin
Why am I down here below while you're up there with him
What did I do
What did I say
What must I pay
To get you to

Talk to me
Until the night is over
Talk to me
Well until the night is over, yeah yeah yeah
I got a full week's pay
And baby I've been working hard each day
I'm not asking for the world you see
I'm down on my bended knees
I'm just asking darling please won't you
Talk to me

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TRAPPED AGAIN

Here I am baby, right where you found me
Trying to break these chains that surround me
If I look a little different, it's because I've changed
Half-painted pictures are all that remains

I can't let my past mistakes
Let 'em bring me down
I ain't waitin' on no angel of mercy
I've tried my best and I can't help myself

And I'm trapped again
And I can't get out without losing you
And I'm trapped again
Why can't you feel what I'm going through
I'm trapped again
I need an answer girl, can't you see
I'm trapped again
Come and rescue me

Monday morning came so fast
What a fool to think that dreams would last
Close my eyes and it's still so clear
Remember the night girl, the world disappeared

Can't let the hand of fate
Let it drag me down
I can't get no angel of mercy
I cam to stay but I got swept away

And I'm trapped again
And I can't get out without losing you
And I'm trapped again
Why can't you feel what I'm going through
I'm trapped again
I need an answer girl, can't you see
I'm trapped again
Come and rescue me

Can't let the hand of fate
Let it drag me down
I can't get no angel of mercy
I cam to stay but I got swept away

And I'm trapped again
And I can't get out without losing you
And I'm trapped again
Why can't you feel what I'm going through
I'm trapped again
I need an answer girl, can't you see
I'm trapped again
Come and rescue me

And I'm trapped again
And I can't get out without losing you
And I'm trapped again
Why can't you feel what I'm going through
I'm trapped again


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Album: The Jukes (1979),
Mercury
Recorded at Muscle Shoals Studio, Alabama
Produced by Barry Beckett

All I Want is Everything - John Lyon and Billy Rush
I'm So Anxious -  Billy Rush
Paris - John Lyon and Billy Rush
Security - Billy Rush
Living in the Real World -  Billy Rush
Your Reply -  Billy Rush
The Time - Allan S. Berger and John Lyon
I Remember Last Night - Allan S. Berger and John Lyon
Wait in Vain - John Lyon and Billy Rush
Vertigo - Billy Rush

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ALL I WANT IS EVERYTHING

There is a drug on the market
They claim will gratify
But I tried them already
nd they just don't satisfy
There ain't no drug ever made ever gonna
pacify me
Cause all I want is

Everything, All I want is everythng
Forty-second street has so many devices
but very little I haven't tried
Newspapers drool at a mouthful of vices
headlined in the classifieds
they say there is a limit to endurance
I know that I haven't found mine
Cause all I want is

Everything, All I want is everythng

I knw that it's just my obsession
makes me seccure like a rat in a maze
I know it's become an addiction
need it now, right now, right now

Strong arm tactics have come into fashion
the muscle boys are back in style
they shatter the bones of dissention
and never crack a smile
well, if that's the way breaks are gotten
you know I'm gonna give it a try
Cause all I want is

Everything, All I want is everythng

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I'M SO ANXIOUS

Won't you come to florida for a vacation
a tan developer beckons from the television
They know they got me because i'm an insomniac
Records, detergents, here's the latest Pontiac
They got me so conditioned now that when they talk I just react
Why they throwing it all at me?

I'm so
I'm so
I'm so anxious

Hard sell pressure got to keep the motor running
Stimulate your need to satisfy something
You don't want to be the one who never gets in line
You don't want to be the one who's always left behind
Pick up that phone quick you're running out of time
Why they throwing it all at me?

I'm so
I'm so
I'm so anxious

I know you're worrying what will the people say
I know you're worrying you got bills to pay
Worrying will the backwash get you
Will the undertow drag you out

You don't want to be the one who never gets in line
You don't want to be the one who's always left behind
Pick up that phone quick you're running out of time
Why they throwing it all at me?
Why they throwing it all at me?
Why they throwing it all at me?

I'm so
I'm so
I'm so anxious

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PARIS

She left on the morning plane
She never spoke of returning
So blase, she just walked away
Oh, but this fire is still burning

Paris, you're a drug, you won't let go
there is no use in denial
You're in my brain, you're in my veins
You've got my mind running wild

*
Goodbye to Paris
Goodbye to the past
We live in the shadows that our dreams have cast
Memory and desire can only bring pain
until I'm with you again

*chorus to fade

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SECURITY

I know what you want
I know what you need
A girl can't live on just sweet nothings

Security, she's got to have security
Something she can show off for all her time

A nice big rock
or just that little ring
your sweet talkin' don't mean a thing

Security, she got to, got to have it
Security, the girl really needs it
Against the day when love starts its long decline

she don't wanna wake up poor and destitute
she knows how love goes, it's never absolute
you might swear she could never be replaced
and she'll believe you, but just in case

She'll need a piece of the rock if you decide to roll
The girl's got insurance that she can consult

Security
She got to keep on looking smart
Security
Little checks from the heart
You're drunk with love but you gotta sober up sometime
don't you

You might tell the truth, you might be a liar
She don't know it, so she'll require
Security
Your heart is running a race
Security
Hers beats a nice steady pace
Your cold wet feet will get plenty of time to dry
S-E-C-U-R-I-T and a Y

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LIVING IN THE REAL WORLD

I know there is-a day without headlines
where profit won't interwine
with somebody's pain

We know there is-hurt behind the laughter
the sting lingers after
for such a long time

And one crazy fool-laughing at the newsreel
watching as the citizens steal
It's such a riot downtown

Living in the real world
Living in the real world
Every day the real world
finds a way to remind me

I roam living in a wolf pack
getting my fingers snapped
whenever I reach out
and if I- if I ever stumble
I'll feel their warm breath
nuzzling death in my ear

*chorus

Passions turned ro worthless litter
Dot the shores of human rivers
the tide just keeps on sweeping me along

Living in the real world

Left so weak-cause the love she handled
every day
Time slowly ate away
and it's a mouth that's forever hungry

Now it's too late- the deck was already stacked
She thought she had love down pat
when the ace jumped out of the hole

*chorus to fade

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YOUR REPLY

I walk through a world ridden with confliction
I know everybody can't be right
All I ever get is contradiction
still they can't prove that I'm here tonight

Where's the time gone, and where's it going to?
They all try to prophezise
What is there in common to a billion people?
What exists when they totalize?

*
I know you might never hear these questions
from such a little speck of life.
Surely you understand why I take my lonely stand
waiting, waiting on your reply

Must we look toa future in the chill of space?
Or maybe we will just revert
Are we slaves to a power that is so sublime?
Or is it hidden in this clump of dirt?

But if you listen something echos down through the ages.
Once they even tried to chain down time.
There must be a reason for the wealth of miracles
that run through the days of mankind

*repeat chorus
(solo)
*repeat chorus

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THE TIME

Baby, this is your life story
Me, I'm just another part-time friend
And if that's the way you want it
Well then that's the way the story ends

You say you're tired of complications
I think I know just what you mean
You're been rolling in the dirt for so damn long
Now you don't know if you'll ever get clean

We've got to stop
Cause you don't have the time
You're throwing all your time away
We've got to stop cause you just don't have the time
I guess there's nothing left to say

You've been downhearted in the morning
And frightened by laughter in the night
It's draining all your sensibilities
Till you don't have the strength to fight

Chorus to fade

1979 WAR MUSIC AND AMUNDO MUSIC (ASCAP)

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I REMEMBER LAST NIGHT

All week long I've been working so hard
Working at my job
My body's been aching from the hours on the line
Struggling at my job
And when the day ends and I get off
I feel so weak and I feel so tired
But when I get home i'm gonna change my
Clothes I'm gonna go out tonight
Just like I did last night
I remember last night

The door flew open
The nightclub air hit me in the face
My heart went racin'
When the wild night heat took my breath away
And it was cold outside
But the place was on fire

Somedays I live with a fire in my heart
Like a sickness came over me
Sometimes I feel so empty inside from the day to day monotony
And in the morning when I get up
I feel so weak so uninspired
But when the sun goes down
There's a magic in the mood
There's a promise in the air at night
I know it's gonna be alright
Just like it was last night

Chorus

But if the fire ever cools
On these weekend nights
I'm gonna have to fan the flames
I got to keep the night alive
It's the only way I can survive

Repeat chorus to fade

c1979 SOUTHSIDE MUSIC MARILYN KRISTI MUSIC (ASCAP)

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WAIT IN VAIN

I survive the cold on your promises
Frozen in a life so temporary
Trapped in the darkness of an endless night
Living for the day that you'll be mine
You promised
The door would open, open again
You promised 
I would hold you once again
And every time the phone rings I run just to check 
But it's never you and I'm starting to suspect

That I wait in vain
Wait in vain
Wait in vain

It's just one small step and I'm out of the shadow
But I can't escape your indifference
I'm gripped by indecision, paralyzed by pride
Hesitating till the day you'll be by my side
You promised
I would feel your soft kiss again
You promisied
I would hard you whisper again
And every day I'm standing, just standing at the door
I can't even find the strength to hate you anymore

Wait in vain
Wait in vain
Wait in vain

You promised the door would open again
You promised I would hold you once again
And in a crowd I always think I see you up ahead
When I call out your name it's someone else instead

Wait in vain
Wait in vain
Wait in vain

c1979 SOUTHSIDE MUSIC WAR MUSIC & AMUNDO MUSIC (ASCAP)

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VERTIGO

What is this force? Pulling me like gravity
Into your world I'm swirling inescapably
Tangling my tongue when I try to speak
Caught up in confusion, leaving me so weak
The earth below drags me down
I'm grabbing on to air when I go to reach out
I don't like these heights, but you won't ever let me down
Will you girl

I want so, I'm falling, falling, vertigo

Won't you come closer, I feel secure when you're near
Don't take me so high, I cannot breathe this atmosphere
Hold me tight, I'm in the iron grip of fear
Stay at my side, the drop is so sheer
You move in light years and I can barely crawl
What seems like forever is no real time at all
If I look down, I know, I know I'm gonna fall

I need you so, I'm falling, falling vertigo

Every night I'm hounded by this one dream
You speak; but I never know what the words mean
Until it's too late and I feel my foot slip 
Eyes shut tight, I know I'm in the grip 
Then my fingers one by one
Loosen their hold, become undone
It pulls so hard I must succumb
You know what it is
Round I go, spinning and whirling
Round I go, vision is blurring
Round I go, falling, falling
Vertigo
Vertigo
Vertigo

c1979 WAR MUSIC & AMUNDO MUSIC (ASCAP)


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Album: In the Heat (1984)

Love Goes to War - Billy Rush
New Romeo - Alex Call
Love Is the Drug - Billy Rush
Captured - Billy Rush
I Can't Live without Love - Billy Rush and John Lyon
Over My Head - Billy Rush and John Lyon
Don't Look Back - William "Smokey" Robinson and Ronald White
Tell Me Lies - Billy Rush
Action Speaks Louder Than Words - Billy Rush
New Coat of Paint - Tom Waits

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LOVE GOES TO WAR

Dawn never came this morning
While we were loading up and taking aim
Triggered off with no warning
Passion just burst into flame

Clearly talks have broken
Good relations will now be erased
Domestic policy has failed
And home has turned to rubble
Oh it's a terrible waste

When love goes to war
When love goes to war
When love goes to war
When love goes to war

Our cause has been abandoned
Now the goal is to hurt and attack
No clear winner will emerge
And what was precious cannot be brought back

Doing permanent damage
Fire's too far gone to cease
I'm getting out while I still can
Before you drop your bombs on me

(CHORUS)

And just like any war there are survivors
Who carry the scars, become a little wiser
Some will forget and let peace be reinstated
And some will always keep their hearts barricaded

c1984 Dangerous Music, Inc.

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NEW ROMEO

She came walkin' in clutchin' her silver collection  
With her entourage in tow  
With that immaculately fashionable-cat  
Who must be her new Romeo  
I said hello how are ya' haven't seen you in so long 
Tell me now baby how long has it been
How long has it been  

Who's the new Romeo?
Who's the new Romeo 
Who's the new Romeo?
Who's the new Romeo?

Man I had enough
I don't know what she sees in him 
With his pointed shoes and his poised expression 
I admit he throws a mean shape or two 
But then again, my confidence is easily shaken 
It never has taken much 
And a New Romeo 
And a New Romeo 
Who's the new Romeo? 
Who's the new Romeo? 
Who's the new Romeo? 
Who's the new Romeo?

And then she looked at me 
With her bitter green eyes sayin' 
Tin Angel this is what I've become 
It's not for you to criticize 
Just look at me now 
Look at me now 
So I said excuse me 
And I got up and I crossed my fingers for luck
I started stumblin', staggerin' baby searching for the shadows 
Back behind me she was tellin' 'em, sellin' 'em 
New and used faces 'round the dimly lit circle 
Of the Thunderstruck 
Who's the new Romeo?
Who's the new Romeo? 
Who's the new Romeo? 
Who's the new Romeo?

c1981 Unichappell Music, Inc./Roseynotes Music Company.  All rights
administered by Unichappell Music, Inc.

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LOVE IS THE DRUG

I've been calling for you baby
I've been calling out your name
I've gone too long without
I think I've had enough
Got to get you back in my veins

I've been searching for you girl
Obsessed all night and day
Gimme all you can make
Before my system breaks
Make this monkey go away

Ooh baby...just can't quit
I'm down on the mat, I'm all out of fight
You can pick me up girl, you can fix me up right

CHORUS:
Love is the drug, I got to have tonight
Love is the drug, I got to have tonight
It causes me pleasure, causes me pain
Give it to me baby again and again
Love is the drug, I got to have tonight

Just one taste of sweet lips
Some sugar for my tongue
I feel the motor start
It's cranking up my heart
On my way to oblivion

I tried to get off you girl
But there's no substitute
Staying up all night
High as a kite
In dreamland with you

Ummmm baby
Throw a little my way
It's my only weakness, it's my only kick
It's the one habit girl, I never will lick
Chorus
c1984 Dangerous Music, Inc.

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CAPTURED

Lying here on the ground 
Warm winds are all wrapped around 
Lighter than the softest feather 
But holding us so tight together 

Lots of room on this mountain top 
Don't need much just one spot 
We'll be here Iying in it 
Every day, hour, minute 

Captured 
We will always stay in love forever 
Captured 
Time can never take away a love forever 
Captured 
We will always stay in love forever 
Captured 
Time can never take what is ours forever 

We were free but we escaped 
Empty life and lonely landscape 
Freedom really has its limits 
When there's no one sharing in it 
Lots of space on this mountain top 
Lots of room, lots of spots 
Not too many others around 
Who know the best way to be found is

c1984 Dangerous Music, Inc.

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I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT LOVE

Battle is over
Peace has settled in 
I'll never hear 
Your sweet voice again 
Hind sight is 20-20 
Love s a 50-50 thing
Now I see-your love was everything 
You turned out the light
When you walked out the door
Now I've got freedom
I never wanted before
This world is a prison
Locked outside your heart
All that's left-is time and emptiness

I-I can't live-I can't live without your love
I-I can't live-I can't live without love

I don't feel strong now
I feel so insecure
I try standing up
Can't get off the floor
Sometimes words can't fit
Things you want to say
Seemed so hard-to beg you to stay
Time hasn't healed
My heart like it should
I try to drink away the pain
Does no good
I bury myself in work
Just no use
All that's left-is time and emptiness

I-I can't live-I can't live without your love
I-I can't live-I can't live without love

c1984 Dangerous Music, Inc./Doppler Shift Music

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OVER MY HEAD 

If I don't change my luck 
I'll have to change my name
If I don't get a break 
I'm sure to get the blame 
She took me at my word 
And I took her for a ride
She let me taste her love 
Now I'm swallowing my pride 

And I'm in over my head 
And I'm in over my head 

I tried to stay aloof 
But I can't stay away 
The way she makes me feel 
Is sure to make me pay 
I had a cold cold heart 
And a Casanova style 
Till I lost myself 
In that soft Madonna smile 

And I'm in over my head 
And I'm in over my head 

c1984 Dangerous Music, Inc./Doppler Shift Music, ASCAP

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DON'T LOOK BACK 

If it's love that you're running from 
There's no hiding place 
If there's problems I know that they're problems 
We'll just have to face 
So if you just put your hand in mine 
We're gonna leave all our troubles behind 
We're gonna walk and don't look back 
We're gonna walk and don't look back 

If your first lover let you down 
There is something that can be done 
Don't lose your faith in love 
Because of what he's done 

So if you just put your hand in mine 
We're gonna leave all our troubles behind 
We're gonna walk and don't look back 
We're gonna walk and don't look back

c1965 Jobette Music Company, Inc.

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TELL ME LIES

I don't need 
Any description 
Baby just kiss my lips 
Don't say anything 

Girl...get on home 
You're gonna give me all of your love 
I don t need to know 
The bad things that you've done 
I know you feel that you've got to tell me
And get it off of your mind
But just this once baby. . .think of me
Forget the truth...tell me lies

I'm not asking for any proof
That burden you can carry inside
Baby, dishonesty is your best policy

I know you feel that ya got to tell me
And get it off of your mind
But just this once baby, think of me
Forget the truth...tell me lies

It hurts so bad when love fails
Getting tangled up in the details
Whoa-oa-oa I don't want to know

I need all the love you give
Keep your secret, let me live
I don't need the truth...to survive
Tell me lies

c1984 Dangerous Music, Inc.

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ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS

You exploded into my life
A shot heard around my world
You changed everything

It took some time to find the ground
I think my reason
Has caught up with me

Love is strong, but life is long
Decision is upon us
You can kick my tires girl
I'll deliver what I promise

Action speaks louder than words
Action speaks louder than words
Action speaks louder than words
It's sink or swim
We won't find out
Till we jump in

Will our love keep us afloat 
Here come the rapids girl, to test our will 
And if the weather tips our boat 
We might lose everything can we pay that bill?

c1984 Dangerous Music, Inc.

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NEW COAT OF PAINT

Let's put a new coat of paint   
On this lonesome old town    
Set 'em up   
I'll be knocking 'em down
You wear a dress baby    
I'll wear a tie    
We'll laugh at that old bloodshot moon   
In that burgundy sky    

All our scribbled love dreams   
Are lost or thrown away    
Here amid the shuffle    
Of an overflowing day   
Love needs a transfusion    
Let's shoot it full of wine   
Fishin' for a good time    
Starts with throwin' in your line
c1974 Fifth Floor Music, Inc.


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Album: At Least We Got Shoes (1986)

Hard to Find- John Lyon
Tell Me (That Our Love's Still Strong)- John Lyon
Walk Away Renee- M. Brown, B. Calili, T. Samsone
Take My Love- Joel Gramolini
You Can Count On Me- Bobby Bandiera, John Lyon
Till the End of the Night- John Lyon
I Only Want to Be With You- Hawker, Raymonde
Lorraine- John Lyon, Sylvain Sylvain, Rosie Rex
I Can't Wait- John Lyon, Bobby Bandiera
Under the Sun- Bobby Bandiera, Patty Scialfa


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WALKING IN THE STREET
     (album - Slow Dance) written by Bruce

Oh Billy stares at Cherry in the hall
And walks out into the rain so blessed and tall
Standin' on the corner with a gun underneath his coat
Beneath the stars on the street
Oh on Lexington Avenue they stand
Velvet aces they case the promised land
Reachin' out across the hoods with both hands
Oh, tryin' to catch a ride

Tonight we're lovers in the cold
Running past the graveyards in the snow
Walking in the street with nowhere to go
And it's no, no, no

Oh and the getaway driver waits outside the store
He pulls away just as Billy runs out the door
Oh and Billy won't run anymore, no, no, no

Oh baby I can't lay the stars at your feet
Oh but I think we could take it all, just you and me
Oh come on, you'll see, there's a lot of room
For you baby, in this front seat

Tonight we're lovers on that road (in the snow)
Running past the graveyards in the snow
Walking in the street with nowhere to go
And it's oh, oh, oh


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Album: Better Days (1991)
Coming Back - Steven Van Zandt
All I Needed Was You - Steven Van Zandt
It's Been a Long Time - Steven Van Zandt
Soul's on Fire - Steven Van Zandt and John Lyon
Better Days - Steven Van Zandt
I've Been Working Too Hard - Steven Van Zandt
Ride The Night Away - Steven Van Zandt and Steve Jordan
The Right To Walk Away - John Lyon and LeRoy Preston and Dennis Locorriere
All Night Long - John Lyon and Bobby Bandiera
All The Way Home - Bruce Springsteen
Shake 'em Down - Steven Van Zandt

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COMING BACK
c1991 Little Jake Music (ASCAP)

I still remember, baby
Those wild, desperate times
Making love in crazy places
While the town around us died

I played on broken stages
I watched the lonely cry
You danced in iron cages
For the boys with hungry eyes
All those wasted lives

Little by little baby, we were going down
I swore I'd come back for you
Come back and buy this town

I'm coming back
Back for what's mine
I ain't gonna let nobody stop me this time
No more running baby, I paid for my crime
I'm coming back, baby
Back for what's mine

You were standing at the station
That rainy night I left
You looked so fine baby
I couldn't catch my breath

Once I started running
I never asked the cost
Too many years and miles
To find out what I'd lost
Some things can't be bought

Everybody's colder now
lt's everywhere I go
I'm getting tired of living
In a world that's got no soul

I'm coming back
Back for what's mine
I ain't gonna let nobody stop me this time
No more running baby, I paid for my crime
i'm coming back, baby
Back for what's mine

I don't want to confuse you
If you found something else
But I don't want to lose you
Just when I found myself

Everybody's colder now
lt's everywhere I go
I just don't want to live
In a world that's got no soul

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ALL I NEEDED WAS YOU
c1991 Little Jake Music (ASCAP)

Outside the church bells toll
For this wasteland we call home
There's nowhere left to hide or run to

Daddy drank real hard late at night
He'd say without love life's a long fight
l promised I'd win one fight for him babe

The storm outside is raging
I close my eyes l think about you babe
There's got to be something left worth saving
We've wasted too much time

I played the fool I played the soldier
But my struggling days are over
I wanted everything
When all l needed was you babe

l didn't understand I was just a young boy
All I wanted was the rich man's play toys
I didn't really care how I got there baby

Now I've seen a thousand dreams die
In the oil fields in the coal mines
No need to wonder why
nobody's satisfied lately

The storm outside is raging
I close my eyes l think about you babe
There's got to be something left worth saving
We've wasted too much time

I played the fool I played the soldier
But my struggling days are over
I wanted everything
When all l needed was you babe

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IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME
c1991 Little Jake Music (ASCAP)

We lived in a time and a world of our own (J)
Making up the rules as we went along (J)
Just one coat between us
and we never felt cold (S)
We were never gonna get old (S)

Playing cards 'till the sun came up
and rollin' dice (B)
Down to the club and listen
to the blues all night (B)
Girls on the corner get lonely
now and then (J)
We'd never be that free again (S&B)

It's been a long time since we laughed together
It's been a long time since we cried
Raise your glass for the comrades we've lost
My friend it's been a long, long time

Workin' just enough to pay the rent (J)
Money got made - Money got spent (S)
Sleeping when we had nothin' left to do (B)
Under the boardwalk
and up on the roof (J&B)

We never quite fit baby,
we never played the game (J)
Came out explodin'
like a runaway train (S&B)
Up all night talkin'  'bout
dreams of better days (B)
Ain't it funny how
some things don't change (J&S)

It's been a long time since we laughed together
It's been a long time since we cried
Raise your glass for the comrades we've lost
My friend it's been a long, long time

We lived in a time and a world of our own (J)
Making up the rules as we went along (J)
Just one coat between us
and we never felt cold (S)
We were never gonna get old (B)

It's been a long time since we laughed together
It's been a long time since we cried
Raise your glass for the comrades we've lost
My friend it's been a long, long time

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SOUL'S ON FIRE
c1991 Little Jake Music / Doppler Shift Music (Adm. by Bug) (ASCAP)

The moment I saw you - I wanted you
You made it so easy
You made love feel like it's supposed to

I never took it for granted
I was just away too long
Now I need you so badly
And you're gone

My soul's on fire
Tonight

The moment I left you
I missed you baby
The things I used to shake right off
Been stickin' to me lately

Don't you worry about me girl
I know this pain can't last
But tonight baby
It hurts so bad

My soul's on fire
Tonight

The moment I spoke to you
You tried to make me see
You needed someone to depend on
You knew that could never be me

I hope he treats you better than I did
I hope he can give you all the love he has
But tonight baby
It hurts so bad

My soul's on fire
Tonight

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BETTER DAYS
c1991 Little Jake Music (ASCAP)

I had the craziest dream last night
There was thunder and lightning everywhere
Hellhounds reached up
and ripped a hole in the sky
Pissed in the water
and spit black smoke up in the air

Demons were chasing me all tattooed
In dollar signs, suits and ties
They wanted me to party
I woke up just in time
I heard somebody say

Better days are comin'
We're gonna wake up and break this curse
Better days are on the way

'cause you know and I know
It can't get no worse
Sometimes the dream seems so real
Comes to me over and over again
Last night I swear I saw America
sleeping in the streets
When does this nightmare end

I got to find my baby
Maybe I'll find salvation in her kiss
Tell me I'm dreaming
It's got to get better than this
I want somebody to say

Better days are comin'
We're gonna wake up and break this curse
Better days are on the way
'cause you know and I know
It can't get no worse

I believe I see a train coming
I know it's time to take a ride
Shattered dreams and broken promises
We gotta leave it all behind
'cause you know
we're gonna catch that train baby

Better days are comin'
We're gonna wake up and break this curse
Better days are on the way
'cause you know and I know
It can't get no worse

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I'VE BEEN WORKING TOO HARD
c1991 Little Jake Music (ASCAP)

Brothers and sisters gathered here today
I got something I want to share with you
Now let me warn you it's a sad sad story
But I swear every word is true

Now money and me don't talk too much
We never got along too well
But when I get some in my pocket
I seem to have a lot more friends
I pay the landlord and the taxman
And it's time to go to work again

Can I get a witness-can I get a witness
I need somebody - Let me hear you say yeah

I've been workin' too hard (X3)
I got to get just a little out of control

I've been workin' too hard (X3)
Gotta find somebody just to soothe my soul
I had a young girl back in Cleveland
My baby would not be true
It took a while to realize
The evil that some girls do
I told her mother and father what I did
They said what kind of work is that
They said I just didn't have the fear of God
They could tell by the way I laughed

She ran off with a preachers son
In a ragtop cadillac
Can I get a witness - you know I need a
witness
I need somebody - let me hear you say yeah

Repeat Chorus

Well people I've learned my lesson
And I've learned my lesson well
Some girls want your money
But your money is the Devil himself
But life can get confusing
Whether you're high, low, rich or poor
I swear when you get right down to it
There's only one thing I know for sure
Before this night is over
I'll be trouble and lookin' for more

Can I get a witness - I got to find a witness
I need somebody - Let me hear you say yeah

Repeat Chorus

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RIDE THE NIGHT AWAY
c1985 Blue Midnight Music (ASCAP) / 

I got something baby on my mind
It's tearing me up inside
I've got to let it loose tonight

I know you can feel what I'm going through
Everybody telling me what to do
Well I need somebody to talk to

I'm different I can feel the changes
But I can't turn back the pages
Our hearts are all we have to save us
Somebody save me tonight

We're gonna ride the night away
We're gonna ride the night away
Well there ain't no time left to borrow
I guess we'll have to think about it tomorrow
'cause tonight we're gonna ride the night away

I got a gun pointing at my head
I put  it there by myself
Can't ask you but I need some help

I got a fire burning in my soul
I'm dangerous I'm out of control
And tonight I've got to let it go

I can't look back baby I've tried
It's too late for me to compromise
Well I need somebody by my side
Come on with me tonight

Repeat Chorus

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THE RIGHT TO WALK AWAY
c1991 Doppler Shift Music (ASCAP) / Wiskey Drinkiní Music / Locorriere Songs (BMI)
I know you've been hurt
Burned by the fire
Still you held on, right down to the wire
If it was so wrong, why did you stay?
When you've always had the right to walk
away

I understand, you have your doubts
When you fall in love too deep, it's hard to
climb out
But now you have your freedom, there's no
more to pay
You've always had the right, the right to walk
away

Walk right away from the one who keeps
breakin' your heart
But don't walk away from your one chance to
make a new start
I offer my hand, to have and to hold
I want to give love, not take control
My door is open, don't turn away
At least we can try, don't be afraid
We might last a lifetime, or only one day
But you'll always have the right
You'll always have the right
You'll always have the right to walk away

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ALL NIGHT LONG
c1991 Doppler Shift Music (Adm. by Bug) / Carli-Rob Publishing (ASCAP)

Snuck in the bar room I was just 14
Man he used to shake 'em down
He'd turn it up and then he'd make it scream
But then he put it down
I used to go just to watch him play
all night long
Now all I ever see him do is pray
all night long
All night long

I got a letter from a friend of mine
It knocked me off my feet
He said he saw a girl I used to know
Workin' on the street
She's the one who helped me find my way
all night long
Now you tell me that she's gone astray
Well man I hope you're wrong
I hope you're wrong
Well I don't know about it - it's a mystery
Wish I knew how to walk the straight
and narrow
And still be me - still be me

I still go back there every now and then
Just to walk around
I can't get caught up in the memories
I'm afraid I'll drown

I used to try to drink my life away -
all night long
Now I try to take it day by day
right or wrong
People tell me there's a better way -
all night long
All I ever want to do is play -
all night long
All night long

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ALL THE WAY HOME
c1991 Bruce Springsteen (ASCAP)

I know what it's like to have failed baby
With the whole world lookin' on
I know what it's like to have been so sure
Wake up and find it all gone

Now you've got no reason trust me
And tonight my confidence is a little rusty
It's getting late
and if you don't feel like leavin' alone
Well maybe I can walk you baby
All the way home

Our old fears and failures
well they do linger (oh yes they do)
Like the shadow of that ring
that was on your finger
Well those days darling,
those days are dead and gone
Oh I could walk you baby
All the way home

Now there's things no one can rearrange
We both have yesterdays that we can't change

It's closing time - bartender's ringing last call
These days I don't stand on pride and
I've learned how to take a fall
Now the time has come
and maybe if your first choice - he's gone

Well that's alright baby
I can walk you all the way home
All the way home
All the way home

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SHAKE 'EM DOWN
c1991 Little Jake Music (ASCAP)

I ride the top of the line I can't settle for less
I came here tonight to do what I do best
Hold tight baby I'm breakin' down the doors
I got mine I'm hopin' you got yours

We're gonna rock until the morning
We're gonna ride 'til we die
I gotta keep movin 'til I'm satisfied
Come on come on it's gonna be alright
We're gonna shake 'em down baby tonight

Can't back down when the goin' gets rough
This is all we got baby it's got to be enough
I'd like to try to quit it but I don't know how
I needed it then and baby I need it right now

We're gonna rock until the morning
We're gonna ride 'til we die
I gotta keep movin 'til I'm satisfied
Come on come on it's gonna be alright
We're gonna shake 'em down baby tonight

I've sacrificed everything I've known and loved
I've lost too much time I spilled too much blood
I ain't felt nothin' since '65
There's only one thing left keeping me alive

We're gonna rock until the morning
We're gonna ride 'til we die
I gotta keep movin 'til I'm satisfied
Come on come on it's gonna be alright
We're gonna shake 'em down baby tonight