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The Second Decade of Rock & Roll

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Kevin Cronin Vocals
Gary Richrath, Dave Amato Lead Guitar
Greg Philbin, Bruce Hall Bass
Neal Doughty, Jesse Harms Keyboards
Alan Gratzer, Bryan Hitt Drums

  1. Don't Let Him Go 4:14 Lyrics

    So you figure that you’ve got him all figured out
    He’s a sweet talkin stud
    Who can melt a girl’s heart with his pout
    He’s the kind of lover that the ladies dream about

    He’s got plenty of cash
    He’s got plenty of friends
    He drives women wild
    Then he drives off in a mercedes-benz
    He’s got a long wick with a flame at both ends
    He’s hot

    But don’t let him go
    Just give him a chance to grow
    Take it easy, take it slow
    And don’t let him go

    He makes you so angry
    He makes you so sore
    The weight may be worth it
    But how can you wait anymore
    When you’re wonderin what you’re waitin’ for
    Baby I don’t know

    But don’t let him go
    He just needs a chance to grow
    Take it easy, take it slow
    And don’t let him go
    Don’t let him go

    Words & Music Kevin Cronin
    ©1991 Sony Music Entertainment, all rights reserved

    Original track from the album Hi Infidelity

     

  2. Tough Guys 3:37 Lyrics

    She doesn’t like the tough guys.
    They think that they can do anything they please.
    But they’re gonna get a surprise,
    When she brings them to their knees.

    ‘Cus she doesn’t like the rough guys.
    They act like they can have any girl they choose.
    They’ve got tricks, but my baby got wise,
    So in case you haven’t heard the news,

    She doesn’t like the tough guys.
    She doesn’t like the rough guys.
    So find some one you own size,
    ‘Cus she’s not afraid of you.

    She doesn’t like the tough guys.
    She thinks that they’ve got brains all where they sit.
    They think they’re full of fire,
    She thinks they’re full of shit.

    She doesn’t like the tough guys.
    She says she’s heard enough lies.
    She’s gonna call your bluff, guys.
    And you better believe it’s true.

    She don’t like you.

    Words & Music Kevin Cronin
    ©1991 Sony Music Entertainment, all rights reserved

    Original track from the album Hi Infidelity

     

  3. Take It On the Run 4:16 Lyrics

    Heard it from a friend who
    Heard it from a friend who
    Heard it from another you been messin’ around
    They say you got a boy friend
    You’re out late every weekend
    They’re talkin’ about you and it’s bringin’ me down

    But I know the neighborhood
    And talk is cheap when the story is good
    And the tales grow taller on down the line
    But I’m telling you, babe
    That I don’t think it’s true, babe
    And even if it is keep this in mind

    {Refrain}

    You take it on the run baby
    If that’s the way you want it baby
    Then I don’t want you around
    I don’t believe it
    Not for a minute
    You’re under the gun so you take it on the run

    You’re thinking up your white lies
    You’re putting on your bedroom eyes
    You say you’re coming home but you won’t say when
    But I can feel it coming
    If you leave tonight keep running
    And you need never look back again

    {Refrain x 3}

    Heard it from a friend who
    Heard it from a friend who
    Heard it from another you been messin’ around

    Words & Music Gary Richrath
    ©1991 Sony Music Entertainment, all rights reserved

    Original track from the album Hi Infidelity

     

     

     

  4. Keep the Fire Burnin' 4:38 Lyrics

    Keep the fire burnin’
    Let it keep us warm
    The world will keep on turnin’
    Let it turn you on
    Let us not stop learnin’
    We can help one another be strong
    Let us never lose our yearnin’
    To keep the fire burnin’ all night long

    You’ve been changing so much
    I’m not sure your in touch with what’s real
    You just come and you go
    Never letting me know how you feel
    And I’m livin here in doubt
    There’s so much to talk about
    I know that we can work it out

    Chorus

    We’ve been through this enough
    It gets rough but there’s nowhere to run
    This is where we belong
    We are strong, we can never give up
    If we wanted to we could
    But we’ve always understood
    To keep lookin’ for the good

    Words & Music Kevin Cronin
    ©1991 Sony Music Entertainment, all rights reserved

    Original track from the album Good Trouble

     

  5. Roll With the Changes 5:23 Lyrics

    As soon as you are able
    Woman I am willing
    To make the break that we
    Are on the brink of
    My cup is on the table
    Our love is spilling
    Waiting here for you to
    Take and drink of

    So if you’re tired of the
    Same old story
    Turn some pages
    I’ll be here when you are ready
    To roll with the changes

    I knew it had to happen
    Felt the tables turnin’
    Got me through my darkest hour
    I heard the thunder clappin’
    Felt the desert burnin’
    Until you poured on me
    Like a sweet sunshower

    So if you’re tired of the
    Same old story
    Turn some pages
    I’ll be here when you are ready
    To roll with the changes

    Roll with the changes

    Words & Music Kevin Cronin
    ©1991 Sony Music Entertainment, all rights reserved

    Original track from the album You Can Tune A Piano, But You Can’t Tuna Fish

     

  6. I Do'wanna Know 4:14 Lyrics
    You have said as much as you can say
    Your heart is just about to overflow
    Must be something more I can do
    Some new plateau
    I’m listening to you
    Dying to know
    Everything that your feeling
    Every change you undergo
    Just don’t tell me that you love me
    Because I do’ wanna know
    I do’ wanna know how much you love me
    I do’ wanna know how much you care
    I do’ wanna, I do’ wanna, I do’ wanna know
    I do’ wanna do what I’m supposed to
    I do’ wanna wear what I’m supposed to wear
    I do’ wanna, I do’ wanna, I do’ wanna know You are gonna do what you must do
    You are gonna go where you want to go
    You are gonna hear what you hear
    Fear what you fear
    Don’t say a word
    Don’t let it show
    You will be what you will be
    You will reap everything you sow
    Just don’t tell me that you love me
    Because I do’ wanna know

    Words & Music Kevin Cronin
    ©1991 Sony Music Entertainment, all rights reserved

    Original track from the album Wheels Are Turnin’

     

  7. Can't Fight This Feeling 4:55 Lyrics
    I can’t fight this feeling any longer
    And yet I’m still afraid to let it flow
    What started out as friendship, has grown stronger
    I only wish I had the strength to let it show
    I tell myself that I can’t hold out forever
    I said there is no reason for my fear
    Cause I feel so secure when we’re together
    You give my life direction
    You make everything so clearAnd even as I wander
    I’m keeping you in sight
    You’re a candle in the window
    On a cold, dark winter’s night
    And I’m getting closer than I ever thought I might

    And I can’t fight this feeling anymore
    I’ve forgotten what I started fighting for
    It’s time to bring this ship into the shore
    And throw away the oars, forever

    Cause I can’t fight this feeling anymore
    I’ve forgotten what I started fighting for
    And if I have to crawl upon the floor
    Come crushing through your door
    Baby, I can’t fight this feeling anymore

    My life has been such a whirlwind since I saw you
    I’ve been running round in circles in my mind
    And it always seems that I’m following you, girl
    Cause you take me to the places that alone I’d never find

    And even as I wander I’m keeping you in sight
    You’re a candle in the window on a cold, dark winter’s night
    And I’m getting closer than I ever thought I might

    And I can’t fight this feeling anymore
    I’ve forgotten what I started fighting for
    It’s time to bring this ship into the shore
    And throw away the oars, forever

    Cause I can’t fight this feeling anymore
    I’ve forgotten what I started fighting for
    And if I have to crawl upon the floor
    Come crushing through your door
    Baby, I can’t fight this feeling anymore.

    Words & Music Kevin Cronin
    ©1991 Sony Music Entertainment, all rights reserved

    Original track from the album Wheels Are Turnin’

     

  8. Live Every Moment 4:58 Lyrics

    Live every moment – love every day
    ‘Cus before you know it your precious time slips away.
    Live every moment – love every day
    ‘Cause if you don’t you might just throw your love away.

    I walked for seven miles this mornin’. Footprints in the sand.
    Washed away without a warning when the water hit the land.
    But I will walk on ’til I can no longer stand.
    I’ll take you by the hand and we’ll…

    Live every moment – love every day
    ‘Cus before you know it your precious time slips away.

    There’s water in the wind tonight.
    There’s a chill in the air.
    It’s coolin’ down my skin tonight
    Soakin’ through your hair.
    There’s warmth enough within’ tonight
    for both of us to share.
    We can take it anywhere. And we’ll…

    Live every moment – love every day
    ‘Cus before you know it your precious time slips away.

    Sometimes I wish we could take a trip far away.
    Leave all this trouble and heartache and pain for another day.
    I will search for that place but ’til I find it all I can say is…

    Live every moment – and love every day

    Words & Music Kevin Cronin
    ©1984 Fate Music, all rights reserved

    Original track from the album Wheels Are Turnin’

     

  9. That Ain't Love 4:18 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
    ©1991 Sony Music Entertainment, all rights reserved

    Original track from the album Life As We Know It

     

  10. One Too Many Girlfriends 3:56 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

    Original track from the album Life As We Know It

     

  11. Variety Tonight 3:45 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

    Original track from the album Life As We Know It

     

     

     

  12. Back On the Road Again 3:38 Lyrics

    Please don’t hate me mama for what I’m about to do
    But the good times we’ve had together are just about now through
    Please don’t misunderstand me, I hate to see you cry
    But I think that it might look better if I told you now goodbye

    I’m back on the road again, it’s time I leave you now
    And maybe I’ll see you next time, that I’m around
    Until then I hope your happy baby and good times come your way
    I’m back on the road again, I’m on my way

    Well I’ve loved you since the day I met you and I’ll love you till the day I die
    But we both know the life I’m livin and we both know the reason why
    That I’ve got to leave ya mama and I’ve got to leave today
    But you know that I’ll see you next time that I come through your town to play

    (chorus) ooh, bye-bye baby

    (solo)

    (chorus)

    Words & Music Bruce Hall
    ©1991 Sony Music Entertainment, all rights reserved

    Original track from the album Nine Lives

     

     

     

  13. Keep On Loving You '89 (Reggae) 3:40 Lyrics

    You should’ve seen by the look in my eyes, baby
    There was somethin missin
    You should’ve known by the tone of my voice, maybe
    But you didn’t listen
    You played dead
    But you never bled
    Instead you lay still in the grass
    All coiled up and hissin

    And though I know all about those men
    Still I don’t remember
    Cause it was us baby, way before then
    And we’re still together
    And I meant, every word I said
    When I said that I love you I meant
    That I love you forever

    And I’m gonna keep on lovin you
    Cause it’s the only thing I wanna do
    I don’t wanna sleep
    I just wanna keep on lovin you

    (solo)

    And I meant every word I said
    When I said that I love you I meant
    That I love you forever

    (chorus)

    Words & Music Kevin Cronin
    ©1991 Sony Music Entertainment, all rights reserved

    Original track from the album Hi Infidelity

     

  14. Love Is a Rock 5:33 Lyrics

    My love is a rock, an immovable force
    Anywhere that you are, my love is right here
    With any tick of the clock
    Life can change it’s course
    But my love will not
    My love is a rock

    Headed out into uncharted waters
    What you feel is your only guide
    And each step that you take brings you closer
    Just trust what you feel inside
    Cause something’s telling you to keep on going
    Telling you that your aim is true
    Could be the voice of reason, or just blind devotion
    Whatever it is, it’s calling out to you, singing….

    Chorus

    Mixed messages shoot through a wire
    Tender turmoil in your voice
    Change is spreading through you like a fire
    Bridges are burning, you made your choice
    And as you’re searching for peace in your world
    You may find yourself spinning around, and around, and around
    While the pain you’ve endured
    Only serves to make you surer
    Of the strength you have found, and then….

    Chorus

    You may not be looking for love, but love may find you
    You may choose to close your eyes and run
    You may leave love far behind you
    In your eyes I can see the future
    In your heart I can always trust
    In your mind I will live on forever
    In your arms I will turn to dust
    These are feelings like I have never known
    The song of my very soul
    I can no longer silently sing it
    I’m gonna take it to the mountain and let it roll singing…..

    My love is a rock, an immovable force
    Anywhere that you are, my love is right here
    With any tick of the clock
    Life can change it’s course
    Some things are here and then gone before you know
    Some things disappear without a chance to grow
    But my love will not
    My love is a rock

    Words & Music Kevin Cronin
    ©1990 Warner Chappell Music Ltd./Bug Music Ltd., all rights reserved

    Original track from the album The Earth, A Small Man, His Dog And A Chicken

     

  15. All Heaven Broke Loose 4:14 Lyrics
    All heaven broke loose
    It hit me like a shot right out of the blue
    All heaven broke loose
    I was shaken by the power of love
    Taken by the power of you
    If I don’t get to heaven
    For the things that I’ve done
    I guess it’s all just history now
    Too late to be the innocent one
    I know that I’ve been led astray
    Love has torn me apart
    But each day is a victory now
    Since you have given peace to my heart
    Oh, I was a little bit crazy then
    Wheels kept turnin around
    And I kept losin ground
    ‘Till you stopped me from fallin againChorus

    The love that you’ve given me
    Is a love that is true
    And each time I feel like running
    I come running home to you

    Words & Music Jesse Harms, Adrian Gurvitz, Neal Doughty
    ©1990 Warner Chappell Music Ltd./Bug Music Ltd., all rights reserved

    Original track from the album The Earth, A Small Man, His Dog And A Chicken

     

  16. L.I.A.R. 3:07 Lyrics

    A man once said love is all you need
    And if not right he was close indeed
    It won’t pay the rent
    Won’t buy your shoes
    But it’s time well spent if it keeps away the blues
    It won’t turn the tide or stop the rain
    And deep down inside there might be a little pain
    But you still go through it
    Cause it gets you through the night
    Cause when you get down to it love is all right

    Love is all right
    Love is all right
    Oh, love is all right

    When your girl walks out you just want her back
    You got to have her now and that’s a fact Jack
    Cause as big and bad and mean as you are
    You can’t watch you’re woman in another man’s car
    You wanna keep that girl in you’re passenger seat
    You wanna find her groove, wanna keep her beat
    So if you have to do it, you’re ready to fight
    Cause when you get down to it love is all right

    Words & Music Dave Amato, Neal Doughty, Bryan Hitt, Kevin Cronin
    ©1990 Dave Amato Music/Warner Chappell Music Ltd./, all rights reserved

    Original track from the album The Earth, A Small Man, His Dog And A Chicken

     

  17. Live It Up 4:41 Lyrics

    Live it up, and let it go
    Your time is up before you know
    In a world full of wonder
    Don’t let your troubles pull you under

    You’re telling me your life is tough
    And what you need is stronger stuff
    Well you can live under sedation
    Or get up and cause an overnight sensation

    Woah, live it up
    Life is what you make it
    Woah, live it up
    It’s right there for you to take it

    You sit and watch your MTV
    You dream away in a fantasy
    If you don’t dig the situation
    Then get a guitar and rock the nation

    You can’t hold back once you light the fuse
    And if it feels alright, then let it roll
    You got nothin to lose

    Woah, live it up
    Life is what you make it
    Woah, live it up
    It’s right there for you to take it

    Words & Music Jesse Harms
    ©1991 Sony Music Entertainment, all rights reserved

    Original track from the album The Earth, A Small Man, His Dog And A Chicken

     



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