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YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE THIS WAY

You come back dead and dirty
From the war outside your home,
And you wonder why your Destiny
Has left you all alone.
You dignify your suffering,
But deep inside you know,
You don't have to live this way.

You come off tough and callous,
Like you don't give a damn,
Like you got some kind of blueprint
For your castles in the sand.
But everything you try to build
Keeps slipping through your hand.
You don't have to live this way,
You dont have to live this way.

You don't have to hang on.
To all you've been through.
You don't have to lay down.
And die like you do.
If you want to move on,
You cn't hide.
You might have to go way down,
And find it inside.
You don't have to live this way,
You don't have to live this way.

(SOLO)

You don't have to hang on
To all you've been through.
You don't have to lay down
And die like you do.
If you want to move on,
You can't hide.
You might have to go way down,
And find it inside.

Now you wake up with a longing,
Feeling like you care,
That maybe, just today,
Your life's a still unanswered prayer.
When you think back to your childhood dreams,
Well child, your almost there.....
You don't have to live this way.
You don't have to live this way.
You don't have to live this way.
You don't have to live this way.

 

TROUBLE

With a rush of emotion
On a deep blue sea
And an ocean all around me,
I woke up in a dream.
And i was wondering
Just how trouble looked around
And how it found me,
Just how Trouble looked around
And how it found me.

I was minding my business.
I was being so good.
I was doing all the things I should,
When i happened to notice,
Right in front of me,
That the trouble all around
Had somehow found me.
And there suddenly was trouble
All around me.
So I looked up at trouble,
And I stared it down,
'Cause I knew I could not run away.
ANd i knew if I showed it
I could give it a fight,
That the trouble all around
Would soon respect me,
And the spirit all around
Would soon protect me.
And as I stood my ground,
Trouble was backin' down,
'Cause I showed it I could make a stand,
And the more I believed it,
Well, the more it came true
That the trouble all around
Was not worth fearin',
And the trouble all around was
disappearin'.
Make a peace with your Maker.
Make a peace with yourself.
Make a promise you can always keep.
Keep your faith,
Keep your cool,
Keep your dignity.
And the trouble all around
Will never mind you.
And the troubl all around
Will never find you.
Well, there's trouble all around me,
Trouble all around you.
Trouble all around me,
Trouble all around you.
Keep your faith,
Keep your cool,
Trouble all around me,
Trouble all around you.
Trouble all around me,
Trouble all around you.

YOGI

As i was walkin' along
That proverbial Road,
Thinkin' about
My proverbial load,
I happened upon
A vagabond man
On the way.
He said, "You better be careful,
You better come clean,
Or something s gonna get you,
If you know what i mean."
I told him I didn't
And I asked him, "Do I have to pay?"

He said, "Your head's hangin' down,
ANd you're wearin' a frown,
ANd that look in your eye
Says you aint got a prayer."
Well I said, "It's lookin' grim,
And the chance is mighty slim to me."

Bridge:
He said, "Yogi, Yogi could see."
He said, "It's just as simple as can be."

Chorus:
He said, "It aint over 'till it's over,'
You ain't finished until you're thru.
Keep on keepin' on and baby,
You might be a winner too.
It dont matter how you get there,
It's where you wind up that counts.
Just when you're about to lose it,
You might get that lucky bounce."

Verse:
So as you're walking along
Your evolutionary road,
Thinking about
Your evolutionary load,
And you happen upon
A vagabond man
On the way,
Well, You'll hold your head high.
ANd you'll look him in the eye.
And he'll know right away
That you ain't no jive.
And you'll be singin' along
TO Yogi's song
As you high five.

Bridge:
You'll be singin, "Yogi, Yogi could see.
He said, 'It's just as simple as can be.'

Chorus:
He said, "It aint over 'till it's over,'
You ain't finished until you're thru.
Keep on keepin' on and baby,
You might be a winner too.
It dont matter how you get there,
It's where you wind up that counts.
Just when you're about to lose it,
You might get that lucky bounce,
You might get that lucky bounce."

HOW DO I SAY GOODBYE?

It will never be again, you know,
The time I shared with her,
The time I cared for her,
And the time she cared for me.
The time is gone forever.
My severed soul now bleeds,
Our oneness now recedes.
And in the lonely hour of a lonely heart,
I dare to contemplate.
The mystery of my fate.

Chorus:
Why are moments lost forever?
Where are the graves of dreams that die?
What come of a love that mourns a lover?
How do I say goodbye?
How do I say goodbye?
Goodbye baby, goodbye baby, goodbye
baby, goodbye...

2nd Verse
Now the surging tides of love have ceased
. I hear the empty roar
Of a wave that breaks no more,
And my hearts a lonely shore.
How do I surrender
These broken dreams I know?
How do I let them go?
Well I close my eyes
'Cause the freedom lies
In the dream I leave behind,
Another love to find.

Chorus:
Why are moments lost forever?
Where are the graves of dreams that die?
What come of a love that mourns a lover?
How do I say goodbye?

Goodbye baby, goodbye baby, goodbye
baby, goodbye...
How do I say goodbye?

Goodbye baby, goodbye baby, goodbye
baby, goodbye...
How do I say.....

YOU'RE GONNA MISS ME

Our love went cold,
I guess it just grew old,
But we sure Rock and Rolled,
Didn't we?
Oh, Didn't we?

Baby, now i might cry,
But as time goes by,
When the well runs dry,
You're gonna miss me.

Chorus:
You're gonna miss me.
You're gonna miss me.

You know it hurts so bad,
'Cause of what we had.
But I'll be glad,
Knowin' that you miss me.
And you're gonna wanna kiss me.
Baby, don't change your mind,
'Cause I wont be kind.
And you'll be left behind
With the momories.
Oh yeah!

Chorus:
You're gonna miss me.
You're gonna miss me.

Our love went cold,
It guess it just grew old.
But we sure Rock and Rolled,
Didn't we?
Oh didn't we?

You're gonna miss me.
You're gonna miss me, etc

We sure Rock and Rolled,
Didn't we.
Didn't We.........

SOMETIMES IT'S FOR NOTHIN'

Lucy like potatoes,
Billy likes his beer,
Johnny drives a hot rod
So he can get outta here.
Daddy's at the factory,
Overtime again.
Mama's clippin' coupon
(In)'stead of shoppin' with her friends.

Chorus:
Well, sometimes it's for nothin'.
Sometimes it's for real.
Sometimes you just know
Exactly how you feel,
And I feel good (I feel good),
I feel good (I feel good).

Just like in the Bible,
Trouble comes along.
Things start gettin' outta hand,
And you can't tell the right from wrong.
Sampson and Delilah,
Can and Able, too.
Everybody's got to do
Just what they've got to do.

Chorus:
Well, sometimes it's for nothin'.
Sometimes it's for real.
Sometimes you just know
Exactly how you feel,
And I feel good (I feel good),
I feel good (I feel good).

Last night I saw a movie,
Where the hero gets the girl.
I was sittin' with my popcorn,
I was in another world.
Maybe I'm a dreamer,
But this I truely swear.
I saw the hero disappear,
And it was me up there.

Chorus:
Well, sometimes it's for nothin'.
Sometimes it's for real.
Sometimes you just know
Exactly how you feel,
And I feel good (I feel good),
I feel good (I feel good).

Repeat Chorus

LOOKING GLASS

Sensuous beast,
Killer on the loose tonight.
Knockin' on the door,
The dark, dark door of delight.
The radio's blastin',
And my body's blowin a fuse.
And the DJ's playin'
Them low-down summertime blues.

I'm headin' down the highway,
Thinkin' I'm Jack Kerouac.
I'm the minister of cool
In my jet-blck Cadillac.
Well, there ain't no rules,
And there ain't no have to be's.
I'm a two-legged tiger,
Doin' anything I please.

Chorus:
Her I go again,
Everything's movin' too fast.
Can't say no again.
Falling through the looking glass,

I'm being pulled by the Power,
The dark, dark devil of love.
Chained to my desire
In a struggle with the power above.
Spiraling down a tunnel,
At the end you don't see the light.
Guardian angel,
Save my soul tonight.

Chorus:
Here i go again,
Everything's movin' too fast.
Can't Say no again.
Falling through the looking glass,

Solo

Chorus:
Here i go again,
Everything's movin' too fast.
Can't Say no again.
Falling through the looking glass,
Here I go.... I'm Fallin'.... I'm Fallin'....

IT COMES FROM THE HEART

Take it to heart,
'Cause it comes from the heart.
Yes, it comes from the heart,
Deep inside.
If you're wantin a friend,
I'll be yours until the end.
So, don't take it so hard,
"Cause it comes from the heart.

Take it in stride,
We got nothin' to hide.
If we cannot abide,
Then we're thru.
Too seldom we try,
Too often we lie.
So, let's get down to me and you.
And let us be true.

Bridge:
Sort out the misery,
And ease up the pain.
Face it we must
To be happy again.
Let's work out the problems,
Let's set ourselves free
From the anger and the hatred
That never should be.

Solo

Bridge:
Sort out the misery,
And ease up the pain.
Face it we must
To be happy again.
Let's work out the problems,
Let's set ourselves free
From the anger and the hatred
That never should be.

Chorus:
So, take it to heart,
'Cause it comes from the heart.
Yes, it comes from the heart,
Deep inside.
If you're wantin a friend,
I'll be yours until the end.
So, don't take it so hard,
'Cause it comes from the heart.

SHE’S MY D.O.G.

Let me tell you ‘bout my baby,
She’s all legs and hair.
We spend our time together,
We’re really quite a pair.
She is always in a good mood,
She’s just as happy as can be.
She’s my sweet little angel,
She’s my D.O.G.

Well she’s never never angry,
And she’s never never sad.
She’s like no other woman,
She’s the best I ever had.
I don’t have to do the dishes,
I do anything I please.
This bitch is never bitchy,
She’s my D.O.G.

Now I come home sad and lonely,
And she’s been at home all day,
But she runs and greets me in a most
Enthusiastic Way.
And then we hang together…
We hang all night long!
She’s my sentimental sweetie,
She’s my D.O.G.

My baby’s always faithful,
She never strays too far.
And when I see my lover,
She goes with me in the car.
And while I’m makin’ Whoopie,
She watches…patiently.
And when I’m done, she’s kiss me!
She’s my D.O.G.
Yes when I’m done, she’ll kiss me…
She’s my D.O.G.
I love you, Garbo, YES I DO.

I'll NEVER BE READY

I'll never be ready
To hang up my rock and roll shoes.
I'll never be ready
To ever stop singin' the blues.
I'll be doin' it by night,
I'll be doin' it by day.
I'll be doin it blind
When I'm old and gray.

Chorus:
And I'll never be ready to hang up,
Never be ready to hang up,
I'll never be ready
To hang up my rock and roll shoes.

I'll never be ready
To fit into society.
Well, I wish these bill collectors
Could forget about bothering me.
I barely make a living,
No security.
But I'm as happy as can be.

Chorus:
And I'll never be ready to hang up,
Never be ready to hang up,
I'll never be ready
To hang up my rock and roll shoes.

Bridge:
Hey, kid!
Do you want to learn to play a guitar?
You can pick a song, sing along,
And maybe you cna be a star,
Playing the guitar.

Let them think I'm crazy,
Let them come and carry me away.
'Cause wherever I go,
I'll be sitting on the Dock o' the Bay.
With Otis beside me,
And Pickett behind,
The Stones and Chuck Berry
Serenade my mind.

Repeat Chorus:

PIPE DREAM

I guess it's all over.
I guess it's all right.
I guess it was meant to be,
Just like that first night.
The sparks flew like fireworks,
The fire of lust.
Now the embers are dying.
They're turing to dust.
And soon they'll be history,
Dead for all time,
Unless the forgiveness
We somehow can find.

Chorus:
Should I try? Is it worth it?
Is the love still within in?
Or, was this just a pipe dream,
That could never have been?
Should my spirit be broken?
Should I wither within?
Or, was this just a pipe dream,
That could never have been?

Repeat Chorus:

SOMEHOW

Who we are is who we are.
And who we are is who we were.
And who we were is where we've been.
And we can never go back again....
Never go back again.

Now, we all have some inner pain,
From way back when, and it all still remains.
It burns a hole so deep within.
But we can never go back again....
Never go back again.

Forgive the past, forget the hate,
And find a way to appreciate
The life we have, the time that's ours,
A way to thank our lucky stars.

And then, perhaps, we'll right the wrong,
And find a way to get along.
We'll bridge the gap from then 'til now.
And find some peace and love somehoe,
Find some peace and love somehow.

No more shame to linger on.
It does no good, the time is gone.
But learn we can from then 'til now,
To find some peace and some love somehow.
To find some peace and some love somehow.
SOMEHOW.....