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Life As We Know It

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Kevin Cronin Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Gary Richrath Lead Guitar
Bruce Hall Bass Guitar
Neal Doughty Keyboards
Alan Gratzer Drums

  1. New Way to Love 4:08 Lyrics

    Maybe we don’t need to share the same roof, maybe
    If you really love me, you don’t need me ’round for proof, baby
    If I go to the desert for some clean dry air
    We could have ourselves a long distance love affair
    We’ll take it anywhere, a nationwide pair
    Well If your living together isn’t working out
    I’d rather live in Nebraska, than keep livin’ here in doubt
    I’ll take an alternate route, I’ll find a new way
    There are places to go that we’ve never dreamed of
    We’re gonna find a new way to love

    Chorus:
    We’re gonna find a new way to love, find out what satisfies us
    The good old ways just ain’t good enough
    We’re gonna find a new way to love

    Maybe we could learn to like the same things, maybe
    Discover the joy that togetherness brings, baby
    We could share our records, we could see the same plays
    Even plan our vacations for the very same days
    We’ll put our lives in phase, livin’ in a happiness haze
    Well it may not be easy, but then nothin’ else was
    Ask a mountain climber why he does what he does
    He’ll tell you just because, I need to find a new way
    Hey now we’ve got a mountain of our own to rise above
    We’re gonna find a new way to love

    chorus

    (Solo)

    Maybe we don’t need to see eye to eye, maybe
    We don’t need to vote for the very same guy, baby
    You can move to the left whenever I keep right
    I’m a big bad wolf, you can be Snow White
    I’ve got a huge appetite, you wanna eat light
    I’m down here beggin’ for more, you tell me you’ve had enough
    We gotta find a new way to love

    chorus repeats 4x

    We’re gonna find a new way to love

    Words & Music Kevin Cronin
    ©1987 Fate Music, all rights reserved

  2. That Ain't Love 4:00 Lyrics

    You tell me what you think I’m feelin’, you know why I do what I do
    Why should you listen to a word I’m sayin’, when it’s already so clear to you
    You tell me ’bout my bad intentions, you doubt the very things I hold true
    I can no longer live with your misconceptions, baby all I can say to you, is

    Chorus:
    That ain’t love, I believe you’ve got the wrong emotion
    That ain’t love, at least it doesn’t feel like love to me
    As long as I say what you wanna hear
    Do what you wanna do, be who you want me to be
    You think that’s love, well baby that ain’t love to me

    We’ve got to talk it over sometime, these feelings won’t just disappear
    I’m just gonna keep telling you what’s on my mind
    Even if it’s not what you wanna hear
    Oooh right now your world and mine are such different places
    Through yours I wander lost and confused
    And I feel like I’m speaking in a different language
    And the only words I haven’t used, are

    chorus

    You keep tellin’ me, you know a place where your life would be better
    You’re makin’ plans long-range
    But I don’t know how you expect to get there, when you refuse to change

    (Solo)

    Oooh baby – chorus

    Ooh baby that ain’t love, that ain’t lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-love
    That ain’t love, oh no, baby that ain’t love, that ain’t love
    (That ain’t love, that ain’t love, that ain’t love, oohoo)

    Words & Music Kevin Cronin
    ©1987 Fate Music, all rights reserved

  3. In My Dreams 4:30 Lyrics
    There was a time some time ago
    When every sunrise meant a sunny day, oh a sunny day
    But now when the morning light shines in
    It only disturbs the dreamland where I lay, oh where I lay
    I used to thank the lord when I’d wake
    For life and love and the golden sky above me
    But now I pray the stars will go on shinin’, you see in my dreams you love me
    Daybreak is a joyful time
    Just listen to the songbird harmonies, oh the harmonies
    But I wish the dawn would never come
    I wish there was silence in the trees, oh the trees
    If only I could stay asleep, at least I could pretend you’re thinkin’ of me
    ‘Cause nighttime is the one time I am happy, you see in my dreamsChorus:
    We climb and climb and at the top we fly
    Let the world go on below us, we are lost in time
    And I don’t know really what it means
    All I know is that you love me, in my dreams(Solo)I keep hopin’ one day I’ll awaken, and somehow she’ll be lying by my side
    And as I wonder if the dawn is really breakin’
    She touches me and suddenly I’m alivechorus repeats 2x

    Oho, in my dreams

    Words & Music Kevin Cronin & Tom Kelly
    , all rights reserved

     

  4. One Too Many Girlfriends 3:55 Lyrics

    Talkin’ ’bout a hot-wired kid who thought he knew it all
    And what he didn’t know, he didn’t need to
    Changin’ women like tires when their use wore thin
    Retread feelings, that’s all we knew
    He’s been runnin’ lights for years, grindin’ down those forward gears
    He’s got a lady in the back seat, lady in the front seat
    Eyes on the road and whispers in both ears

    Chorus: One too many girlfriends, and too little feeling left
    He better find the one, he’s gonna take on the run, before it runs him down
    He’s got far too many choices, he better make a few of them
    He wants to have it all, and wind up standin’ tall
    I hope his dream never ends, I guess it just depends
    He’s got one too many girlfriends

    Well there’s so damn much writin’ written on his walls
    I can’t imagine that he doesn’t read it
    Such a loud clear message screaming through the halls
    Keep your advice, he don’t need it
    He’s heard of living up to the truth, thinks it means giving up his youth
    He doesn’t wanna get a haircut, looking for a shortcut
    He needs a change, he needs more than a phone booth

    chorus

    Whooo, there’s anger and romance at every turn
    Whooo, be careful boy that you don’t crash and burn
    You’re in about as deep as you can get
    It’s a matter of time before you get wet
    I wouldn’t be in your shoes on a bet

    (Solo)

    He’s been runnin’ lights for years, grindin’ down those forward gears
    He’s got a lady in the back seat, lady in the front seat
    Eyes on the road and whispers in both ears

    chorus

    He’s got one too many girlfriends… look out!

    Words & Music Kevin Cronin
    ©1987 Fate Music, all rights reserved

  5. Variety Tonight 4:25 Lyrics

    If ever you think you miss the thrill of the chase
    Or just get tired of the same old face
    I can be different honey, I can be new
    Want someone else, I can be that too

    Chorus: Whoa-oh, gonna make you feel right, honey if you want it, variety tonight
    Whoa-oh, gonna make you feel right, honey you got it, variety tonight

    The faces of love have their smiles and frowns
    And every romance has its ups and downs
    There are cases when love has been less than sweet
    Love without hate is a little like light without heat

    chorus

    And the fire will fade if you forget it
    ‘Cause love can’t live unless you let it
    Whoa, you gotta try just a little harder with the passin’ days
    You got to find some new ways, ow!

    (Solo)

    chorus repeats out…

    Words & Music Neal Doughty
    ©1987 Part Time Publishing, all rights reserved

  6. Screams and Whispers 3:28 Lyrics

    There’s truth in your eyes, let me hear it from your lips
    Your tears say you cry, let your words be the whip, baby

    There’s no reason anymore to live with all the pain
    Take this key, unlock the door, before it makes us both insane

    Spill your heart out to me, darlin’, girl I really need to know

    Chorus:
    Screams and whispers, don’t be afraid
    Let’s be more than lovers tonight
    Screams and whispers, let go of the pain
    Whatever we uncover, we can make it, make it alright

    Alright

    I know you’ve been alone, takin’ care of yourself
    Girl don’t you think it’s time to trust somebody else?

    Try just once to let your guard down, you’ve got nothin’ there to hide

    chorus

    (Solo)

    Spill your heart out to me, darlin’, girl I really need to know

    chorus repeats 2x

    (2nd time: “Whatever we uncover, there’ll be screams and whispers tonight”)

    Alright

    Words & Music Gary Richrath, Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
    ©1987 Slam Dunk Music/Warner Bros Music Ltd, all rights reserved

  7. Can't Get You Out of My Heart 3:33 Lyrics

    Can’t get you out of my heart, can’t get you out of my soul
    When I get next to you, all I get is out of control
    Can’t get you out of my head, I’ve memorized every word you ever said
    You’ve been here from the start, can’t get you out of my heart

    Sometimes I feel like breakin’ up with you
    I’m tired of bein’ true, tired of bein’ blue
    Still you’re the one I give my best love to
    No other girl would do the things to me you do, and I

    chorus

    Sometimes I think I might be better off free
    No strings attached to me, yeah that’s how it should be
    But just about the time that I get goin’
    You read me like a poem, you keep me comin’ home, and I

    chorus

    I look at you sometimes, I see the woman I love
    But I can be so blind, the good times I sometimes lose sight of

    chorus repeats 2x

    Words & Music Kevin Cronin, Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
    ©1987 Fate Music/Warner Bros Music Ltd, all rights reserved

  8. Over the Edge 3:56 Lyrics

    I had eyes but I could not see, I hurt everybody who believed in me
    I had it all but I lost the key, oh
    I saw the world through fogged-up glasses, like some Lothario making passes
    I showed the world just what an ass is, oh

    I was over the edge, I was always out of my head
    Trouble in paradise, treadin’ on the thinnest ice
    Oh-oh, over the edge, I wouldn’t listen to what anybody said
    Cuttin’ with a razor blade, spendin’ every cent I made
    Over the edge

    I dreamed of standin’ on my own two feet
    My fists held high and I clenched my teeth
    But I’d wake up to the same old me, oh
    I was living a lie, but you brought me truth
    Afraid to cry, but you taught me to
    You stood beside me, now I’ll stand by you, oh

    I was over the edge, I was always out of my head
    I wasn’t foolin’ anyone, playin’ with a loaded gun
    Oh-oh, over the edge, I wouldn’t listen to what anybody said
    I was numbing all the pain, you taught me how to feel again

    (Solo)

    If I had died, it would have been a shame
    They’d have said “he only had himself to blame”
    You saved my life when you called my name, oh

    I was over the edge, I was always out of my head
    I was numbing all the pain, you showed me how to feel again
    Oh-oh, over the edge, I wouldn’t listen to what anybody said
    When you looked me in the eyes, you finally made me recognize

    Oh-oh, over the edge (repeats 4x)

    Words & Music Gary Richrath, Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
    ©1987 Slam Dunk Music/Warner Bros Music Ltd, all rights reserved

  9. Accidents Can Happen 4:20 Lyrics

    There’s a side of you, could bring on homicide
    But livin’ in a cell changes my view
    Maybe your automobile could lose its right front wheel
    It happens every day, it could be you

    Look back over your shoulder, when you think you’re alone, you’re not
    Each noise, every shadow, look out!

    Chorus:
    Accidents can happen, it’s always in the news
    Accidents can happen to you
    You read it in the paper, you see it on the tube
    Accidents can happen

    To you

    A little Haitian doll, that looks a lot like you do
    A little powdered poison in your tea
    Electricity, invisible to see, I’d like to introduce you to Mr. E

    A malfunction, who would notice, machines and things get hot
    A permanent vacation can be bought

    chorus – look out!

    (Solo)

    Accidents can happen, accidents can happen, accidents can happen to you

    chorus – accidents can happen, accidents can happen – look out!

    Words & Music Bruce Hall & Jeffrey B Hall
    ©1987 Large Music, all rights reserved

  10. Tired of Gettin Nowherre 4:11 Lyrics

    Chorus:
    I’m tired of gettin’ nowhere, wish I was inspired, but it’s just not there
    I hope this doesn’t last, ’cause I’m tired of gettin’ nowhere fast

    Woke up this morning and went back to sleep
    The sun was pourin’ and the rain was gettin’ deep
    I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
    ‘Cause everywhere I turn, I wind up headin’ back to you

    I don’t know how long I will lay here in this bed
    Staring at the ceiling, going crazy in my head
    Got to find some meaning, some kind of reason to go on
    The only one I had was you and now you’re gone, and

    chorus

    My friends all tell me I should mellow out
    Surely I’ve got better things to think about
    Must be something I can find to help me lose these blues
    But the only thing that’s on my mind, is standing in your shoes

    chorus

    You’d think by now I’d be exactly where I want to be
    Got what I need, know what I need to know
    I’m all dressed up but without you there’s nowhere to go

    (Solo)

    Ooh, you’d think by now I’d be exactly where I want to be
    Got what I need, know what I need to know
    I’m all dressed up but without you there’s nowhere to go

    And I’m so tired of gettin’ nowhere
    Wish I was inspired, but it’s just not there
    I hope this doesn’t last, ’cause I’m tired of gettin’
    Tired of gettin’, tired of gettin’ nowhere

    I’m tired of gettin’ nowhere, so real tired of gettin’ nowhere
    Tired of gettin’ nowhere, tired, tired of gettin’
    I’m tired of gettin’ nowhere, ooh yeah, won’t you say it, ooh yeah
    Tired of gettin’ nowhere fast – get some rest!

    Words & Music Kevin Cronin
    ©1987 Fate Music, all rights reserved



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