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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Wait

I should have tagged all the 80s hair-band stuff. It might be easier to keep track!
Damn, we had some good metal!!



"Wait"




Wait - wait
I never had a chance to love you
Now I only wanna say I love you one more time

Wait just a moment before our love will die
Cause I must know the reason why we say goodbye
Wait just a moment and tell me why
'cause I can show you loving that you won't deny

Wait and show your loving like it was before
Cause I won't let that feeling walk out through the door
Yeah wait just a moment and try once more
Cause babe I need to hold you like I did before

So if you go away I know that I will follow
Cause there's a place inside my heart that tells me
Hold out, hold out, hold out

Wait - wait
I never had a chance to love you
Wait - wait
If only our love could show you
Wait - wait
I never wanna be without you
Wait - wait
No I never had a chance to love you
Now I only wanna say I love you
One more time

[solo]

Wait - wait
I never had a chance to love you
Wait - wait
If only our love could show you
Wait - wait
I never wanna be without you
Wait - wait
No I never had a chance to love you
Now I only wanna say I love you
Wait...

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easy Come Easy Go

It just felt like a Winger day.




"Easy Come Easy Go" 

If you start to feel like there's no time to waste
Baby, try to let go - there's
Nothing that strong - can't break your heart
Easy Come Easy Go

And the only only only way you find it...

Is if you're not digging too deep
Though it's easier said than done
You've got to feel it in your blood
Play the game like you've already won

And you only only only own it when you say...

Easy Come Easy Go
This won't break my heart don't you know
Sometimes high, sometimes low
Easy Come Easy Go

You fell in a trap that won't let you win
You try again and again
You let the heat burn your feet
Baby try to understand that you

Only only only own it when you say...


Easy Come Easy Go
This won't break my heart don't you know
Sometimes high, sometimes low
Easy Come Easy Go


So if you start to feel like there's no time to waste
Baby try to let go - there's
Nothing that strong - can't break your heart
Sometimes high, sometimes low

And you only only only own it when you say...


Easy Come Easy Go
This won't break my heart don't you know
Sometimes high, sometimes low
Easy Come Easy Go


Sometimes high, sometimes low
Easy Come Easy Go


Friday, March 29, 2013

Dr. Feelgood

This weekend my feelgood is time away from the store. I have much to do carrying me this direction and that direction and filling my many minutes this weekend.




"Dr. Feelgood"

Rat-tailed Jimmy is a second hand hood
He deals out in Hollywood
Got a '65 Chevy, primered flames
Traded for some powdered goods
Jigsaw Jimmy He's runnin' a gang
But I hear he's doin' o.k.
Got a cozy little job, sells the Mexican mob
Packages of candycaine

He's the one they call Dr. Feelgood
He's the one that makes ya feel alright
He's the one they call Dr. Feelgood

Cops on the corner always ignore
Somebody's getting paid
Jimmy's got it wired, law's for hire
Got it made in the shade
Got a little hideaway, does business all day
But at night he'll always be found
Selling sugar to the sweet
People on the street
Call this Jimmy's town

He's the one they call Dr. Feelgood
He's the one that makes ya feel alright
He's the one they call Dr. Feelgood
He's gonna be your Frankenstein I've got one thing you'll understand
He's not what you'd call a glamorous man
Got one thing that's easily understood
He's the one they call Dr. Feelgood

He'll tell you he's the king
Of these barrio streets
Moving up to Shangri-La
Came by his wealth as a matter of luck
Says he never broke no law
Two time loser running out of juice
Time to move out quick
Heard a rumour going round
Jimmy's going down
This time it's gonna stick

He's the one they call Dr. Feelgood
He's the one that makes ya feel alright
He's the one they call Dr. Feelgood
He's gonna be your Frankenstein

Let him soothe your soul, just take his hand
Some people call him an evil man
Let him introduce himself real good
He's the only one they call "Feelgood"

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Highway to Hell

Sometimes the music must be gritty. I could name a tune for every mood.
 
 
 
 
"Highway To Hell"
 
 
 
Livin' easy
Lovin' free
Season ticket on a one way ride
Askin' nothin'
Leave me be
Takin' everythin' in my stride
Don't need reason
Don't need rhyme
Ain't nothin' that I'd rather do
Goin' down
Party time
My friends are gonna be there too
I'm on the highway to hell
On the highway to hell
Highway to hell
I'm on the highway to hell
 
No stop signs
Speed limit
Nobody's gonna slow me down
Like a wheel
Gonna spin it
Nobody's gonna mess me around
Hey satan
Payin' my dues
Playin' in a rockin' band
Hey mumma
Look at me
I'm on the way to the promised land
I'm on the highway to hell
Highway to hell
I'm on the highway to hell
Highway to hell
Don't stop me
 
I'm on the highway to hell
On the highway to hell
Highway to hell
I'm on the highway to hell
(highway to hell) I'm on the highway to hell
(highway to hell) highway to hell
(highway to hell) highway to hell
(highway to hell)
And I'm goin' down
All the way
I'm on the highway to hell

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Rock the Night

Looking for a little pep in my step, and I think I found it!
 
 
"Rock The Night"
I've gone through changes
I've gone through pain
But there's not enough reason for me to go insane
I know the feeling, when it grows
I'm in a rage up from my head down to my toes.

You know it ain't easy
Running out of thrills
You know it ain't easy
When you don't know what do you want.

Rock now, rock the night
'Til early in the morning light
Rock now, rock the night
Rock now, rock the night
You'd better believe it's right.
Rock now, rock the night

I know my limit
Just what it takes
When things ain't good enough
I just pull the brake
Sometimes it's easy
Sometimes so tough
But just have one thing clear
I can't get enough.
 
You know it ain't easy
Running out of thrills
You know it ain't easy
When you don't know what do you want.

Rock now, rock the night
'Til early in the morning light
Rock now, rock the night
Rock now, rock the night
You'd better believe it's right.
Rock now, rock the night
Rock now, rock the night
Rock now, rock the night
Rock now, rock the night
Rock now, rock the night
Rock it
 
You know it ain't easy
Running out of thrills
You know it ain't easy
When you don't know what do you want.

Rock now, rock the night
'Til early in the morning light
Rock now, rock the night
Rock now, rock the night
You'd better believe it's right.
Rock now, rock the night
 
Rock now, rock the night
'Til early in the morning light
Rock now, rock the night
Rock now, rock the night
You'd better believe it's right.
Rock now, rock the night
 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bang a Drum

Today, I'll be banging some drums. In my way.
 

"Bang A Drum"

I went to see the preacher to teach me how to pray
He looked at me and smiled
Then that preacher turned away
He said if you want to tell him something
You ain't gotta fold your hands
Say it with your heart, your soul and believe it
And I'd say amen

Bang a drum for the sinners
Bang a drum for the sins
Bang a drum for the losers
And those who win
Bang a drum, bang it loudly
Or as soft as you need
Bang a drum for yourself son
And a drum for me
Ooh, let me hear you say yeah (yeah), hallelujah, amen

I called upon my brother just the other day
He said: John I'm gonna die if I don't start to live again
I work each day and night like clockwork
Just trying to make ends meet
I could kick this bad world's ass
If I could just get on my feet

I'd bang a drum for the dying
Bang a drum for the truth
Bang a drum for the innocence lost in our youth
Bang a drum, bang it loudly
Or as soft as you need
Bang a drum for you brother
And a drum for me

I don't know where all the rivers run
I don't know how far, I don't know how come
Well I'm gonna die believin' each step that I take
Ain't worth the ground that I walk on
If we don't walk it our way

[Guitar solo] (ooh...)

No I don't claim to be a wiseman, a poet or a saint
I'm just another man who's searching for a better way
But my heart beats loud as thunder
For the things that I believe
Sometimes I wanna run for cover
Sometimes I want to scream

Bang a drum for tomorrow
Bang a drum for the past
Bang a drum for the heroes that won't come back
Bang a drum for the promise
Bang a drum for the lies
Bang a drum for the lovers and the tears they've cried
Bang a drum, bang it loudly
Or as soft as you need
But as long as my heart keeps on bangin'
I got a reason to believe (I got a reason to believe)

(Yeah, yeah, oh yeah, yeah, hallelujah, amen)
Let me hear you say yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah) oh yeah
Let me hear you say yeah (yeah) hallelujah, amen
Come on now (yeah) yeah (yeah) oh yeah
Let me hear you say yeah (yeah) hallelujah, amen
All right girls (yeah) brother (yeah) yeah (yeah) oh yeah
Let me hear you say yeah (yeah) hallelujah, amen

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Unforgiven

I've been doing chakra clearing meditations for over a month now, and the evening meditation tells me that I need to simply correct my mistakes and not be punished for them. Events and situations in my youth have caused me to be perpetually haunted by my unworthiness.
I'm a work in progress. I'll barrel through these lessons. I'll make it to the other side.
All will be forgiven. In this life.
 
 
 
"The Unforgiven"
New blood joins this earth
And quickly he's subdued
Through constant pained disgrace
The young boy learns their rules

With time the child draws in
This whipping boy done wrong
Deprived of all his thoughts
The young man struggles on and on he's known
A vow unto his own
That never from this day
His will they'll take away

What I've felt
What I've known
Never shined through in what I've shown
Never be
Never see
Won't see what might have been

What I've felt
What I've known
Never shined through in what I've shown
Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven

They dedicate their lives
To running all of his
He tries to please them all
This bitter man he is
Throughout his life the same
He's battled constantly
This fight he cannot win
A tired man they see no longer cares
The old man then prepares
To die regretfully
That old man here is me

What I've felt
What I've known
Never shined through in what I've shown
Never be
Never see
Won't see what might have been

What I've felt
What I've known
Never shined through in what I've shown
Never free
Never me
So I dub the unforgiven

You labeled me
I'll label you
So I dub the unforgiven


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Don't Tell Me You Love Me

So...
Vicky and I saw Night Ranger in the summer of 2012. Brad, in my opinion looked much hotter with his short 2012 hair than his long 80s hair. Jack's hair~I don't think it ever changes, and Vicky just adores him!
 
 
"Don't Tell Me You Love Me"
It ain't the way you move
It ain't the way that you move me
Oh no
It ain't the way you shake
It ain't the way that you shake me
Oh no
I've lived 25 years as a kid on the run
I've got a pistol for action

Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me I don't want to know
Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me I don't want to know

I love the way you use
I love the way that you use me
Oh yeah
I love the way you shoot
I love the way that you shoot to kill me
Oh yeah
It's taken miles and lines to learn the right from the wrong
I'll keep you hanging on

Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me I don't want to know
Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me I don't want to know

Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me you love me
(you love me, you love me)
Don't tell me you love me
(you love me, you love me)
Don't tell me you love me
(you love me, you love me)
Don't tell me you love me
Love me, love me, love me
Yeah

Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me, I don't want to know
Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me, I don't want to know

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Remix (I Like The)

These boys aged VERY well. 
And I can relate to this.
 
 
"Remix (I Like The)"
[Group]
Ooh oh oh ooh
Oh oh oh oh oh ooh

[Donnie]
She was that girl in the corner
Thick-rimmed glasses
Everybody laughed
Every time she passed us
Ever the outcast
Had no flava
But who got the last laugh
Hey

[Joey]
Always came last
No one ever kissed her
Missing for days
But nobody missed her
She went from wallpaper
To heartbreaker
You shoulda seen her
Ooooo

[Guitar]

[Donnie]
Baby I like the new you

[Group]
Oooh ooh

[Donnie]
I like the Remix baby

[Group]
Oooh ooh

[Donnie]
I like the Remix Remix

[Jordan]
Do what you doin’ I like the way you do it
Do what you doin’ I like the way you do it, do it

[Joey]
Now her body’s so crazy
Got mad attention
Everybody wants her
I forgot to mention
My baby’s so intelligent
Down with it
Independent
Got it all

[Donnie]
Hey hey hey hey hey hey

[Donnie]
See no one ever knew
She was a transformer
Went straight from a 2
To an I just wanna own ya

[Joey]
I can’t help myself
Can’t help myself
I need it
Need it

[Donnie]
Baby I like the new you

[Group]
Oooh ooh

[Donnie]
I like the Remix baby

[Group]
Oooh ooh

[Donnie]
I like the Remix Remix

[Group]
Oooh ooh

[Donnie]
I like the Remix baby

[Joey]
Yeah yeah yeah

[Group]
Oooh ooh

[Donnie]
I like the Remix Remix
Break it down

[Donnie]
I like the new you
Forget about the old school
I love the sexy thing you turned into
So gimme the v2
Some of that love fuel
I like the beat that your body moves to
Moves to

[Jordan]
Do what you doin’ I like the way you do it girl

[Donnie]
I’m speechless – come on

[Group]
Oooh ooh

[Joey]
Yeeeaaahh

[Donnie]
I like the Remix baby

[Joey]
I like the new you, oh

[Group]
Oooh ooh

[Joey]
The one you turned into

[Donnie]
I like the Remix Remix

[Joey]
Yeeeahhh

[Group]
Oooh ooh

[Jordan]
Aaaaaaahhhh

[Donnie]
I like the Remix baby

[Group]
Oooh ooh

[Joey]
Sexy sexy thing

[Donnie]
I like the Remix Remix

[Donnie]
I like the v2
Said I like the new you baby, hey

[Donnie & Jordan]
Ooh oh oh ooh
Oh oh oh oh oh ooh
Yeeahhh

Friday, March 22, 2013

Don't Stop the Sandman

Hahahahahaha!  J.J. introduced me to these guys. What a find!! :-) Pretty, um, musically gifted, too!
 
 
"Don't Stop the Sandman"
 
Just a small town girl
Livin' in a lonely world
She took the midnight train
Goin' anywhere
Just a city boy
Born and raised in South Detroit
He took the midnight train
Goin' anywhere
A singer in a smoking room
A smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on
Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching
In the night
Streetlights, people
Livin' just to find emotion
Hidin', somewhere in the night
Workin' hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin' anything to roll the dice
Just one more time
Some will win
Some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on
Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching
In the night
Streetlights, people
Livin' just to find emotion
Hidin', somewhere in the night
Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We're off to never-never land
Don't stop believin'
Hold on to the feelin'
Streetlights, people
Don't stop believin'
Hold on
Streetlights, people

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tall Cool One

I vividly remember a day in early high school: It was a crisp, fall morning. I was walking to the bus stop and this song soothed me while I waited for the bus. Not because the song itself had any significance, but because music was significant. I could pretend I didn't hear his taunts and teasing while I had those headphones in my ears. (Do you remember the walkman?) I spent all of my primary school life and some of my high school life being tormented by one particular bully. By the time I hit my junior year of high school, the torment had decreased because I was no longer riding the bus and he wasn't in any of my classes.
 
Music saves me.
 
 
"Tall Cool One"
I'm like a strange cat running in the heat of the night
I've got a fire in my eyes, got a date with delight
Some kinda moaning in in the heart of the storm
I'm gonna love you so hard, you'll want your loving done
Lighten up baby, I'm in love with you
Lighten up baby, I'm in love with you

With my one hand loose I aim to satisfy
You like my loving machine - I like your bloodshot eye
Real gone girl, jumping back with the beat
I'll be your tall cool one with the crazy feet
Lighten up baby, I'm in love with you --
Lighten up baby, I'm in love with you --
Lighten up baby, I'm in love with you --

I'm so tall and you're so cute
Let's play wild like wildcats do
You're gonna rock your tall cool one
I'm gonna say that, I'm gonna say that, I'm gonna say that

You stroll, you jump, you're hot and you tease
'Cause I'm your tall cool one and I'm built to please
You stroll, you jump, you're hot and you tease
'Cause I'm your tall cool one and I'm built to please

Lighten up baby, I'm in love with you --

Move over mister - step on back in the crowd
'Cause she's a whole lotta sister 'bout to drive me wild
Lotta places I've been, lotta names, lotta words
No one compares to my real gone girl
Lighten up baby, I'm in love with you --
Lighten up baby, I'm in love with you --
Lighten up baby, I'm in love with you --

I'm so tall and you're so cute
Let's play wild like wildcats do
You're gonna rock your tall cool one
I'm gonna say that, I'm gonna say that, I'm gonna say that

You stroll, you jump, you're hot and you tease
'Cause I'm your tall cool one and I'm built to please
You stroll, you jump, you're hot and you tease
'Cause I'm your tall cool one and I'm built to please

Lighten up baby, I'm in love with you --
Lighten up baby, I'm in love with you --
 
Lighten up baby, I'm in love with you --
Lighten up baby, I'm in love with you --

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ballad of Youth

Whether as a group or on solo endeavors, the boys sing to me. Yes, to me. Any benefit anyone else derives from their music is purely a by-product of them singing to me. ;-)
 
 
 
"Ballad Of Youth"
Growing up today
There's many mountains you must climb
You're not the only one
'Cause everybody's on that line
Hey mister know it all
What do you recommend
You think you know the answers
But the questions never end

Young hearts better hold on
Beyond the innocence
Your youth is gone
Better look in your mirror
You got nothing to lose
Don't waste your time away
Thinkin' 'bout yesterday's blues
Yesterday's blues

Born outta passion
To a world gone cold
Ya wear it on your shoulders
It's a heavy, heavy load I know
Love and its emotions
Come knocking at your door
Young hearts will be broken
And time's the only cure

Young hearts better hold on
Beyond the innocence
Your youth is gone
Better look in your mirror
It'll tell you the truth
Don't waste your life away
Thinkin' 'bout yesterday's blues

Temptation makes us fall from grace
But the angels were sinners
And the sinners saints
Forgive yourself cause we're all the same
Everybody rides on the karma train

Young hearts
Better hold on
Beyond the innocence
Your youth is gone
Better look in your mirror
It'll tell you the truth
Don't waste your time away
Don't waste your life away, no, no
Live today
There's no time to lose
Cause when tomorrow comes
It's all just yesterday's blues

All just yesterday blues

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Down Boys

Some songs have absolutely no time-machine affect. I like that about this one.
 
 
"Down Boys"
Certain things ya do really make me mad I must confess
The way the street light sihlouettes your thighs inside your dress
Wild child in the streets I think I've seen you but I really don't know
One million miles an hour headed out to where the down boys go

Whoa, can we rewind to where we've been
Ooo I wish you'd take a look and see the shape I'm in.

Where the down boys go?
Where the down boys go?
Where the down boys go?
I wanna go where the down boys go baby.

You comb your hair put on your shades you look real cool.
You're givin' me the runaround making me feel like a fool.
Got a lot of nerve to call me cheap even though it's true.
I don't care where we go tonight take me along with you.

Whoa, can we rewind to where we've been
Ooo I wish you'd take a look and see the shape I'm in.

Where the down boys go?
Where the down boys go?
Where the down boys go?
I wanna go where the down boys go baby.

Certain things ya do really make me mad I must confess
The way the street light sihlouettes your thighs inside your dress

Whoa, can we rewind to where we've been
Ooo I wish you'd take a look and see the shape I'm in.

Where the down boys go?
Where the down boys go?
Where the down boys go?
I wanna go where the down boys go baby.

Where the down boys go?
Where the down boys go?
Where the down boys go?
Where they go?




Monday, March 18, 2013

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

I considered some hot-to-look-at Winger today, or maybe some more Poison for the blood, but the manic Monday circumstances has brought me to this. 
 
 
"Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
If you're havin' trouble with the high school head
He's givin' you the blues
You wanna graduate but not in his bed
Here's what you gotta do
Pick up the phone, I'm always home
Call me any time
Just ring 36 24 36 hey
I lead a life of crime

Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap
Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap

You got problems in your life of love
You got a broken heart
He's double dealin' with your best friend
That's when the teardrops start fella
Pick up the phone, I'm here alone
Or make a social call
Come right in, forget 'bout him
We'll have ourselves a ball hey

Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap
Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap
Yeahhh

If you got a lady and you want her gone
But you ain't got the guts
She keeps naggin' at you night and day
Enough to drive you nuts
Pick up the phone, leave her alone
It's time you made a stand
For a fee, I'm happy to be
Your back door man hey

Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap yeah
Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap
Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap
Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap

Concrete shoes, cyanide, TNT
Done dirt cheap
Neck ties, contracts, high voltage
Done dirt cheap

Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
Dirty deeds, do anything you want me to
Done dirt cheap
Dirty deeds, dirty deeds, dirty deeds,
Done dirt cheap, ahhhhh

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Nothin' But A Good Time

Who says you can't have a good time while you're learning your life lessons?
 
 
"Nothin' But A Good Time"

Now Listen
Not a dime, I can't pay my rent
I can barely make it through the week
Saturday night I'd like to make my girl
But right now I can't make ends meet

I'm always working slaving every day
Gotta get a break from that same old same old
I need a chance just to get away
If you could hear me think this is what I'd say

Don't need nothin' but a good time
How can I resist
Ain't looking for nothin' but a good time
And it don't get better than this

They say I spend my money on women and wine
But I couldn't tell you where I spent last night
I'm real sorry about the shape I'm in
I just like my fun every now and then

I'm always working slaving every day
Gotta get a break from that same old same old
I need a chance just to get away
If you could hear me think this is what I'd say

Don't need nothin' but a good time
How can I resist
Ain't looking for nothin' but a good time
And it don't get better than this

You see I raise a toast to all of us
Who are breaking our backs every day
If wanting the good life is such a crime
Lord, then put me away
Here's to ya

Don't need nothin' but a good time
How can I resist
Ain't looking for nothin' but a good time
And it don't get better than this
Don't need nothin' but a good time
How can I resist
Ain't looking for nothin' but a good time
And it don't get better than this
Don't need nothin' but a good time
How can I resist
Ain't looking for nothin' but a good time
And it don't get better than this

Friday, March 15, 2013

Up All Night

I remember 24 hour stints of awake time. I remember hard crashes after 36+ hours. Because of who my parents were, I couldn't sleep all day. I couldn't cop too much attitude, either.
 
Sometimes I wish for that stamina.
These days, I have too many responsibilities.
And I'm too damned old. :-)
 
 
"Up All Night"
 
When evenin' comes, I am alive
I love to prowl around in the streets
It's the moonlight that controls my mind
Now I've got the power to speak, yeah


(Awake from dusk to dawn)
Watching the city lights
(Stars are shinin' down)
They'll be shinin' down on you and I(
When morning comes)
And I'll hold you till the mornin' light
 
Everybody sing it now
Up all night, sleep all day
Up all night, sleep all day, that's right


Drivin' down the boulevard all alone
The neon signs are callin' your name, callin' your name
Find me in the corner havin' the time of my life
I think you'd wanna do the same

(Awake from dusk to dawn)
Watching the city lights
(Stars are shinin' down)
They'll be shinin down on you and I
(When morning comes)
And I'll hold you till the mornin' light
 
Everybody sing it now
Up all night, sleep all day
Up all night, sleep all day, that's right
Up all night, sleep all day
C'mon c'mon, up all night


Aw baby we could just stay up
24 hours a day


(Awake from dusk to dawn)
Watching the city lights
(Stars are shinin' down)
They'll be shinin' down on you and I
(When morning comes)
And I'll hold you till the mornin' light
 
Everybody sing it with me
Up all night, sleep all day
Up all night, sleep all day
C'mon c'mon, up all night sleep all day
That's right, up all night sleep all day
Up all night
 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Can't Stand the Heartache

I almost wish I had saved Youth Gone Wild for a post dedicated to Jen. Geesh, we jammed to this album in our senior year of high school on a regular basis...especially Youth Gone Wild. But this will have to do. For now. Sending love and light and prayers in her direction as she continues to battle cancer.
 
 
"Can't Stand The Heartache"
Fall in love with a twisted lady
Suicide with a cover girl
Spent all your time then you got stuck paying the price

Uptown, kick it down, into a spin
Face the wall, take it all, you just can't win

Can't stand the heartache
So bleeds the red, red rose
Time heals a broken heart
But that's just the way it goes
Can't stand, can't stand the heartache

You got caught in the line of fire
Bystander innocence
You held your own till it wasn't yours anymore

Waste away another day into the night
You're at home by the phone, it don't seem right

Can't stand the heartache
So bleeds the red, red rose
Time heals a broken heart
But that's just the way it goes
Can't stand, can't stand the heartache

You held me like a prisoner
And I don't know
Why I stayed here from the start

Uptown, run me down under your wheels
I pray, one day, you'll know how it feels

Can't stand the heartache
So bleeds the red, red rose
Time heals a broken heart
But that's just the way it goes
Can't stand, can't stand the heartache

Can't stand the heartache
So bleeds the red, red rose
Time heals a broken heart
But that's just the way it goes
Can't stand, can't stand the heartache

Can't stand the heartache
So bleeds the red, red rose
Time heals a broken heart
But that's just the way it goes
Can't stand, can't stand the heartache

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Because We Can

Okay, okay, I know I've already used this as the song of the day recently, but here's the story:
Bon Jovi's album "What About Now" was released in the U.S. yesterday and I will be listening to it all day today. I can't share the music from my computer to this blog, which is why having YouTube videos available is so important. Because We Can is the only song that has a video on YouTube so far. Interestingly enough, it has THREE videos for it... This one is called The Beginning: Epilogue. I really like this one.
 
I have to add this tidbit about Because We Can...I can't help but sing along and dance in my seat or bop my head when it comes on. When we went out to dinner for Katana's birthday, it came on the radio in the restaurant. My head started bopping and I was (quietly) singing along~so quietly that Steve gave me the look (not a bad one) and asked if I was okay.
Oh yeah, back to current reality, right? ;-)
 
I can't thank Bon Jovi enough: for sending away reality, for bringing back reality, for keeping the faith and reminding me that I'm stronger than the obstacles in my path.
 
 
"Because We Can"

I don't wanna be another wave in the ocean
I am a rock not just another grain of sand
I wanna be the one you run to when you need a shoulder
I ain't a soldier but I'm here to take a stand
Because we can

She's in the kitchen staring out the window
So tired of living life in black and white
Right now she's missing those technicolor kisses
When he turns down the lights

Lately he's feeling like a broken promise
In the mirror staring down his doubt
There's only one thing in this world that he knows
He said forever and he'll never let her down

I don't wanna be another wave in the ocean
I am a rock not just another grain of sand
I wanna be the one you run to when you need a shoulder
I ain't a soldier but I'm here to take a stand
Because we can

TV and takeout on the coffee table
Paper dishes, pour a glass of wine
Turn down the sound and move a little closer
And for the moment everything is alright

I don't wanna be another wave in the ocean
I am a rock not just another grain of sand
I wanna be the one you run to when you need a shoulder
I ain't a soldier but I'm here to take a stand

Because we can, our love can move a mountain
We can, if you believe in we
We can, just wrap your arms around me
We can, we can

I don't wanna be another wave in the ocean
I am a rock not just another grain of sand
I wanna be the one you run to when you need a shoulder
I ain't a soldier but I'm here to take a stand

I don't wanna be another wave in the ocean
I am a rock not just another grain of sand
I wanna be the one you run to when you need a shoulder
I ain't a soldier but I'm here to take a stand

Because we can, our love can move a mountain
We can, if you believe in we
We can, just wrap your arms around me
We can, we can
Because we can

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dude (Looks Like a Lady)

I think it's safe to say that, because of the long hair flaunted by many men (not just the hairbands) in the late 80s and early 90s, this song can apply to many of them. I don't think we see as many long-haired men anymore, but we certainly see a lot of short-haired women.
 
 
"Dude (Looks Like A Lady)"
That, that dude looks like a lady
That, that dude looks like a lady
That, that dude looks like a lady
That, that dude looks like a lady

Cruise into a bar on the shore
Her picture graced the grime on the door
She's a long lost love at first bite
Baby maybe you're wrong but you know it's all right
That's right

That, that
That, that

Backstage we're havin' the time
of our live until somebody say
Forgive me if I seem out of line
Then she whipped out her gun and tried to blow me away!

That, that dude looks like a lady
That, that dude looks like a lady
That, that dude looks like a lady
That, that dude looks like a lady

Never judge a book by it's cover
or who you gonna love by your lover
Sayin' love put me wise to her love in disguise
She had the body of a Venus, Lord imagine my surprise.

That, that dude looks like a lady
That, that dude looks like a lady
That, that dude looks like a lady
That, that dude looks like a lady

So baby let me follow you down (let me take a peek dear)
Baby let me follow you down (do me, do me, do me all night)
Baby let me follow you down (turn the other cheek dear)
Baby let me follow you down (do me, do me, do me, do me)

Oo, what a funky lady
Oo, she like it, like it, like it, like that.
Oo he was a lady!

That, that dude looks like a lady
That, that dude looks like a lady
That, that dude looks like a lady
That, that dude looks like a lady
That, that dude looks like a lady
That, that dude looks like a lady
That, that dude looks like a lady
That, that dude looks like a lady

Dude, dude, dude, dude looks like a lady
Dude, dude, dude, dude looks like a lady
Dude, dude, dude, dude looks like a lady
Dude, dude, dude, dude looks like a lady

Monday, March 11, 2013

Edge of a Broken Heart

I love these ladies. I love their spunk, their hair, their boots and their musical talent.
 
 
"Edge Of A Broken Heart"
I can't believe I could've been so blind, but love is strange
I thought about it for a long long time, but the truth remains
I don't need another lonely night to dry my tears
The answer's plain as black and white, and I can see the picture very clear

I been living on the edge of a broken heart
I don't wanna fall, I don't wanna crawl
I been living on the edge of a broken heart
Don't you wonder why I gotta say goodbye

It isn't like you never had the chance to change your tune
Did you think that I'm a dime a dance, well the dance is through
I been doing things your way too long, but baby that's over (baby that's over)
It won't be easy, but I gotta be strong
And if I wanna cry I don't need your shoulder

I been living on the edge of a broken heart
I don't wanna fall, I don't wanna crawl
I been living on the edge of a broken heart
Don't you wonder why I gotta say goodbye

I'll find someone else who's nothing like you
And who can play the game as well
And you're gonna be sorry baby - when it's over

I been doing things your way too long, baby that's over (baby that's over)
It won't be easy, but I've got to be strong
And if I wanna cry I don't need your shoulder

I been living on the edge of a broken heart
I don't wanna fall, I don't wanna crawl
I been living on the edge of a broken heart
Don't you wonder why I gotta say goodbye

I been living on the edge of a broken heart
I been living on the edge of a broken heart
Don't you wonder why I gotta say goodbye
I been living on the edge of a broken heart

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Youth Gone Wild

Jen and I used to jam to this song in the morning...and at lunch during our senior year. This song represents (to me) the stigma that if we don't conform to what society deems appropriate that we will fail to accomplish anything or get anywhere in life. I have always felt judged by that standard.
In my life experience, you have to be flexible. You have to do what you want and be who you are, but you also have to concede sometimes to do a little of what's expected instead of what's wanted. Too much of any one thing is not a healthy way to live a balanced life.


"Youth Gone Wild"


Since I was born they couldn't hold me down
Another misfit kid, another burned-out town

Never played by the rules I never really cared
My nasty reputation takes me everywhere

I look and see it's not only me
So many others have stood where I stand
We are the young so raise your hands

They call us problem child
We spend our lives on trial
We walk an endless mile
We are the youth gone wild
We stand and we won't fall
We're the one and one for all
The writing's on the wall
We are the youth gone wild

Boss screamin' in my ear about who I'm supposed to be
Getcha a 3-piece Wall Street smile and son you'll look just like me

I said "Hey man, there's something that you oughta know.
I tell ya Park Avenue leads to Skid Row."

I look and see it's not only me
We're standin' tall ain't never a doubt
We are the young, so shout it out

They call us problem child
We spend our lives on trial
We walk an endless mile
We are the youth gone wild
We stand and we won't fall
We're the one and one for all
The writing's on the wall
We are the youth gone wild

They call us problem child
We spend our lives on trial
We walk an endless mile
We are the youth gone wild
We stand and we won't fall
We're the one and one for all
The writing's on the wall
We are the youth gone wild
We are the youth gone wild

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Here I Go Again

I'll start by saying I'm distressed that Ozzy videos have been pulled from YouTube. How do I know? I once posted the video for No More Tears on my Facebook page and wanted to make that my song of the day. But it's gone. :-(
 
Instead, we'll go with the inspiration of a freshman at the high school choir concert last night. They have a Cabaret performance that includes solos, duets and trios. The theme this year was Taking it to the Streets, and this was one of the songs performed. That's some good music influence on that freshman! ;-)
 
 
"Here I Go Again"
I don't know where I'm going
But, I sure know where I've been
Hanging on the promises
In songs of yesterday
An' I've made up my mind,
I ain't wasting no more time
But, here I go again
Here I go again

Tho' I keep searching for an answer,
I never seem to find what I'm looking for
Oh Lord, I pray
You give me strength to carry on,
'Cos I know what it means
To walk along the lonely street of dreams

An' here I go again on my own
Goin' down the only road I've ever known,
Like a hobo* I was born to walk alone
An' I've made up my mind
I ain't wasting no more time

I'm just another heart in need of rescue,
Waiting on love's sweet charity
An' I'm gonna hold on
For the rest of my days,
'Cos I know what it means
To walk along the lonely street of dreams

An' here I go again on my own
Goin' down the only road I've ever known,
Like a hobo* I was born to walk alone
An' I've made up my mind
I ain't wasting no more time

But, here I go again,
Here I go again,
Here I go again,
Here I go...

An' I've made up my mind,
I ain't wasting no more time

An' here I go again on my own
Goin' down the only road I've ever known,
Like a hobo* I was born to walk alone
'Cos I know what it means
To walk along the lonely street of dreams

An' here I go again on my own
Goin' down the only road I've ever known,
Like a hobo* I was born to walk alone
An' I've made up my mind
I ain't wasting no more time...

But, here I go again,
Here I go again,
Here I go again,
Here I go,
Here I go again

Friday, March 8, 2013

Keep The Faith

Sometimes it's all you have.
 
 
 
"Keep The Faith"

Mother mother tell your children
That their time has just begun
I have suffered for my anger
There are wars that can't be won

Father father please believe me
I am laying down my guns
I am broken like an arrow
Forgive me
Forgive your wayward son

Everybody needs somebody to love
(mother, mother)
Everybody needs somebody to hate
(please believe me)
Everybody's bitching
'cause they can't get enough
And it's hard to hold on
When there's no one to lean on

Faith: you know you're gonna live thru the rain
Lord you got to keep the faith
Faith: don't you let your love turn to hate
Right now we got to
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Lord we got to keep the faith

Tell me baby when I hurt you
Do you keep it all inside
Do you tell me all's forgiven
And just hide behind your pride

Everybody needs somebody to love
(mother, father)
Everybody needs somebody to hate
(please don't leave me)
Everybody's bleeding
'cause the times are tough
Well it's hard to be strong
When there's no one to dream on

Faith: you know you're gonna live thru the rain
Lord you got to keep the faith
Now you know it's never too late
Oh you got to keep the faith
Faith: don't let your love turn to hate
Right now we got to
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Lord we got to keep the faith

Walking in the footsteps
Of society's lies
I don't like what I see no more
Sometimes I wish that I was blind
Sometimes I wait forever
To stand out in the rain
So no one sees me cryin'
Trying to wash away the pain
Mother father

There's things I've done I can't erase
Every night we fall from grace

It's hard with the world in your face
Trying to hold on, trying to hold on

Faith: you know you're gonna live thru the rain
Lord you got to keep the faith
Faith: don't let your love turn to hate
Right now we got to keep the faith
Faith: now it's not too late
Try to hold on, trying to hold on
Keep the faith

She Reaches Out

I wrote this a LONG time ago. It seems to be a recurring theme in my life. Lesson still unlearned, I guess.


Calm and still
She stands alone
A sea of torment
On her own

She reaches out
But no one’s there
She calls for help
And meets despair

She longs to see
A sunny day
To feel the warmth
And the wind at play

She reaches out
Still no one’s there
Strong but unaware
She finds herself

Thursday, March 7, 2013

We're Not Gonna Take It

I remember when this became a theme song for our lives. Today, I wonder how so many became sheeple. It's time to take back our independent thinking.
 
 
"We're Not Gonna Take It"
We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore
 
We've got the right to choose and
There ain't no way we'll lose it
This is our life, this is our song
We'll fight the powers that be just
Don't pick our destiny 'cause
You don't know us, you don't belong

We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore
 
Oh you're so condescending
Your gall is never ending
We don't want nothin', not a thing from you
Your life is trite and jaded
Boring and confiscated
If that's your best, your best won't do
 
Oh.....................
Oh.....................
We're right, yeah
We're free, yeah
We'll fight, yeah
You'll see, yeah

We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore
No way!
 
Oh.....................
Oh.....................
We're right, yeah
We're free, yeah
We'll fight, yeah
You'll see, yeah

We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

Just you try and make us
We're not gonna take it
Come on
No, we ain't gonna take it
You're all worthless and weak
We're not gonna take it anymore
Now drop and give me twenty
We're not gonna take it
A pledge pin
No, we ain't gonna take it
Oh you on your uniform
We're not gonna take it anymore