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Ridin’ the Storm Out

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Mike Murphy Vocals
Gary Richrath Lead Guitar
Gregg Philbin Bass
Neal Doughty Keyboards, Synthesizer
Alan Gratzer Drums

  1. Ridin' The Storm Out 4:12 Lyrics

    Ridin’ the storm out, waitin’ for the thaw out
    On a full moon night in the Rocky Mountain winter.
    My wine bottle’s low, watching for the snow
    I’ve been thinking lately of what I’m missing in the city.

    And I’m not missing a thing
    Watchin’ the full moon crossing the range
    Ridin’ the storm out
    Ridin’ the storm out.

    My lady’s beside me, she’s there to guide me.
    She says that alone we’ve finally found home.
    The wind outside is frightening,
    but it’s kinder than the lightning life in the city.
    It’s a hard life to live but it gives back what you give.

    Words & Music Gary Richrath
    ©1973 CBS Inc., all rights reserved

  2. Whiskey Night 4:42 Lyrics

    My eyes are aching from the weight on them
    The pain of living is such a bore
    To make you happy I must bend for you
    But I can’t take it anymore.

    And all the morning birds may laugh at me
    But they’ve got the same straight jobs to do
    And I can’t see who is the biggest fool of all
    With my eyes all scarred from a whiskey night.

    I stumbled around with my eyes half closed
    And curse the sun for being so bright
    I hold you close, feel your warmth and wonder why
    The river of life for you runs right.

    And all the morning birds may laugh at me
    But they’ve got the same straight jobs to do
    And I can’t see who is the biggest fool of all
    With my eyes all scarred from a whiskey night.

    My head is poundin’ as I’m sittin’ here
    And my mind’s not workin’ like it should
    Come on, guitar, you’ve got to save me
    And get me back feelin’ like I should.

    Words & Music Gary Richrath
    ©1973 CBS Inc., all rights reserved

  3. Oh Woman 2:46 Lyrics

    My whole life rides on the mood of my lady
    Her ups and downs are turning my life around
    She’s happy today, it’s like a breath of new life
    But tomorrow her sorrow will tear me down.

    Slowly, oh slowly I can tell that she needs me
    It shows right through the walls she’s built around herself
    Oh higher, oh higher I’m climbing in her eyes
    It’s a servant she wants but a man she must have.

    Oh, Oh woman I need you like I never needed anyone
    Oh, Oh woman like the morning needs the sun
    Oh, Oh woman you know that our lives have just begun
    I’ll behave, Oh woman, ’cause I’m your slave.

    Oh, two lives in tune, it’s a delicate balance to keep
    We’ll stand together but never too near
    Oh, hold me close but don’t you smother me
    I’ll speak of my love but only for you to hear.

    Oh, Oh woman I need you like I never needed anyone
    Oh, Oh woman like the morning needs the sun
    Oh, Oh woman you know that our lives have just begun
    I’ll behave, Oh woman, ’cause I’m your slave.

    Words & Music Gary Richrath
    ©1973 CBS Inc., all rights reserved

  4. Find My Fortune 2:53 Lyrics

    Backwoods killer from a river town
    A mixed up kid that let his hair hang down
    High school rebel, he’s always been bad
    And his poor old man’s still wond’ring ’bout the lad
    But he’s gone, gone away to find his fortune.

    There’s a long-haired lady lookin’ for a home
    With her young son, he’d left them both alone
    And his black-haired lover’s got a broken heart
    ‘Cause her lonely boy just won’t play the part
    ‘Cause he’s gone, gone away to find his fortune.

    And it’s been a long, long way
    From that little town to L.A.
    And I can’t turn around
    Ladies, I’m gone, gone away to find my fortune.

    A restless nature fed my crazy dreams
    So I packed my bags in a big limousine
    laughed at the people who were laughin’ at me
    Laughed and said I’m gonna be what I be
    And I’m gone, gone away to find my fortune.

    Words & Music Gary Richrath
    ©1973 CBS Inc., all rights reserved

  5. Open Up 3:31 Lyrics

    Say you know you’ve got to run
    You know you’ve got to hide
    You don’t know who to follow
    Or who is on your side
    You don’t know where you’re goin’
    You won’t talk of where you’ve been
    And I may see you tomorrow
    Or nevermore again.

    And I’ve seen you in the cities
    I’ve seen you on the road
    And your face is all a-twisted
    ’cause your brain is a heavy load
    And then you turn and ask me
    Say how will I ever know
    And you talk of all your searchin’
    But I think it’s all for show

    Open up my friend
    Love someone if you can
    Go on, let her in
    Open up again.

    And I hear your mournful songs
    I hear your painful crys
    And I’ve seen the light of hunger
    Linger deep within your eyes
    And you talk about your sinkin’
    And what a hole you’re in
    You expect for me to love you
    When you hate yourself my friend.

    And you’ve got yourself a potion
    Oh to keep you from your sleep
    In that dark and lonely hour
    Well I’ve heard you laugh and weep
    But you’ll always be a-runnin’
    Runnin’ till you find your doom
    ‘Cause you never face your lonely soul
    You never face the gloom.

    Open up my friend
    Love someone if you can
    Go on, let her in
    Open up again.

    Words & Music Stephen Stills
    ©1973 CBS Inc., all rights reserved

  6. Movin 3:20 Lyrics

    I was sittin’ with the sun, meltin’ into the horizon
    High in the hills, up above Topanga canyon
    And I’ve never been to any other place that made me feel more like movin’
    Made me feel like movin’.

    Stopped into a shop where I met a young lady
    She thought I ought to move, she said livin’ here could save me
    Oh and I’ve never been with any other girl who made me feel more like movin’
    She made me feel just like movin’.

    But I used to wonder why people got so excited
    About movin’ to California
    I’ve only been here a week but I’ve been enlightened
    To a whole new way of life
    And it makes me feel just like movin’.

    I was sittin’ with the sun, meltin’ into the horizon
    High in the hills, up above Topanga canyon
    And I’ve never been to any other place that made me feel more like movin’
    Made me feel like movin’.

    But I used to wonder why people got so excited
    About movin’ to California
    I’ve only been here a week but I’ve been enlightened
    To a whole new way of life
    And it makes me feel just like movin’.

    Words & Music Kevin Cronin
    ©1973 CBS Inc., all rights reserved

  7. Son Of A Poor Man 3:44 Lyrics

    Hometown lady, leavin’ for the city
    Bags in hand, she’s boardin’ the train
    Her last look through the window, I saw her eyes were as red as mine
    I waved goodbye but I can’t believe she’s leaving.

    But a woman can’t be high-class
    In a lonely farmer’s town
    And the son of a poor man
    Ain’t gonna turn your head around
    But if you ever get lonely
    Just pick up the telephone
    And the son of a poor man will bring you home.

    Maybe soon I’ll see her on some television show
    Painted lips and fingers singing for the world
    A fashion plate for sure dancin’ for your plastic world
    Call me up if you can but if not well I’ll understand

    But a woman can’t be high-class
    In a lonely farmer’s town
    And the son of a poor man
    Ain’t gonna turn your head around
    But if you ever get lonely
    Just pick up the telephone
    And the son of a poor man will bring you home.

    Words & Music Gary Richrath
    ©1973 CBS Inc., all rights reserved

  8. Start A New Life 4:48 Lyrics

    Go home, pretender
    I think this is the end here
    It’s been a long time decidin’
    But I think I’ve found the right end.

    You’re gonna go away, start a new life
    Forget today, start a new life
    Start a new life.

    Hopes crushed and battered
    But you laugh as if it didn’t matter
    This joke is gonna turn blue
    And I won’t be there to hold you.

    You’re gonna go away, start a new life
    Forget today, start a new life
    Start a new life.

    Go home, debater
    It was soon and now it’s later
    And that’s only a piece of paper
    So don’t you stand there a-laughin’ and a-wavin’ it.

    You’re gonna go away, start a new life
    Forget today, start a new life
    Start a new life.

    Words & Music Gary Richrath
    ©1973 CBS Inc., all rights reserved

  9. It's Everywhere 3:26 Lyrics

    Lookin’ for a love
    Searchin’ everywhere
    I can’t get enough and I don’t really care
    If it takes a lot of waitin’
    ‘Cause I’ve got the time to spare
    It’s gonna take a lot more lovin’
    But we got plenty of that around here.

    Laughin’ heading home a woman could be fine
    Flying back alone, I don’t really mind
    ‘Cause it gives me the time for thinking
    How so many people just ruin their lives
    Folks miss out on so much lovin’
    By picking it up before it arrives.

    I can’t see it but I know when it’s there
    I can just feel it, it’s everywhere
    I can’t see it but I know when it’s there
    I can just feel it, it’s everywhere.

    Lookin’ for a love
    Searchin’ everywhere
    I can’t get enough and I don’t really care
    If it takes a lot of waitin’
    ‘Cause I’ve got the time to spare
    It’s gonna take a lot more lovin’
    But we got plenty of that around here.

    I can’t see it but I know when it’s there
    I can just feel it, it’s everywhere
    I can’t see it but I know when it’s there
    I can just feel it, it’s everywhere.

    Words & Music Kevin Cronin
    ©1973 CBS Inc., all rights reserved

  10. Without Expression (Don't Be The Man) 3:51 Lyrics

    Have you ever ridden horses through a rainstorm
    Or led a lion through a busy street bazaar
    There are many things I’d love to turn you on to
    But somehow I feel they’re safer where they are.

    Well some people in bound infatuation
    While some others spell depression as the law
    Someone’s mother getting no imagination
    So beware then, baby, sin is at everyone’s door.

    Don’t be the man I know with no expressions lord
    Ain’t got none at all
    Pity the man I know with no expressions lord
    Ain’t got none at all

    But you’ll never, no you’ll never see this man laughing
    Come to think of it, I’ve never seen this man cry
    But you might by sitting quietly hear him singing
    By and by, he’ll stop and sigh, his voice will even start to speak and he will say goodbye.

    Have you ever ridden horses through a rainstorm
    Or led a lion through a busy street bazaar
    There are many things I’d love to turn you on to
    But somehow I feel they’re safer where they are.

    Words & Music Terry Reid
    ©1973 CBS Inc., all rights reserved



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