I turn on the tube and what do I see A whole lotta people cryin' "Don't blame me" They point their crooked little fingers ar everybody else Spend all their time feelin' sorry for themselves Victim of this, victim of that Your momma's too thin; your daddy's too fat Get over it Get over it All this whinin' and cryin' and pitchin' a fit Get over it, get over it You say you haven't been the same since you had your little crash But you might feel better if I gave you some cash The more I think about it, Old Billy was right Let's kill all the lawyers, kill 'em tonight You don't want to work, you want to live like a king But the big, bad world doesn't owe you a thing Get over it Get over it If you don't want to play, then you might as well split Get over it, Get over it It's like going to confession every time I hear you speak You're makin' the most of your losin' streak Some call it sick, but I call it weak You drag it around like a ball and chain You wallow in the guilt; you wallow in the pain You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown Got your mind in the gutter, bringin' everybody down Complain about the present and blame it on the past I'd like to find your inner child and kick it's little ass Get over it Get over it All this bitchin' and moanin' and pitchin' a fit Get over it, get over it Get over it Get over it It's gotta stop sometime, so why don't you quit Get over it, get over it
Love Will Keep Us Alive
I was standing All alone against the world outside You were searching For a place to hide Lost and lonely Now you've given me the will to survive When we're hungry... Love will keep us alive Don't you worry Sometimes you've just gotta let it ride The world is changing Right before your eyes Now I've found you There's no more emptiness inside When we're hungry... Love will keep us alive I would die for you Climb the highest mountain Baby, there's nothing I wouldn't do I was standing All alone against the worlk outside You were searching For a place to hide Lost and lonely Now you've given me the will to survive When we're hungry... Love will keep us alive When we're hungry... Love will keep us alive When we're hungry... Love will keep us alive
The Girl From Yesterday
It wasn't reall sad the way they said good-bye Or maybe it just hurt so bad she couldn't cry He packed his things, walked out the door and drove away And she became the girl from yesterday He took a plane across the sea To some foreign land She stayed at home and tried to understand How someone who had been so close could be so far away And she became the girl from yesterday She doesn't know what's right She doesn't know what's wrong She only knows the pain that comes from waiting for so long And she doesn't count the teardrops That she's cried while he's away Because she knows deep in her heart That he'll be back someday The light's on in the window; she's waiting by the phone Talking to a memory that's never coming home She dreams of his returning and the things that he might say But she'll always be the girl from yesterday Yeh, she'll always be the girl from yesterday
Learn To Be Still
It's just another day in paradise As you stumble to your bed You'd give anything to silence Those voices ringing in your head You thought you could find happiness Just over that green hill You thought you would be satisfied But you never will- Learn to be still We are like sheep without a shepherd We don't know how to be alone So we wander 'round this desert And wind up following the wrong gods home But the flock cries out for another And they keep answering that bell And one more starry-eyed messiah Meets a violent farewell- Learn to be still Learn to be still Now the flowers in your garden They don't smell so sweet Maybe you've forgotten The heaven lying at your feet -Solo- There are so many contridictions In all these messages we send (We keep asking) How do I get out of here Where do I fit in? Though the world is torn and shaken Even if your heart is breakin' It's waiting for you to awaken And someday you will- Learn to be still Learn to be still You just keep on runnin' Keep on runnin'
It's another tequila sunrise Starin' slowly 'cross the sky, said goodbye He was just a hired hand Workin' on the dreams he planned to try The days go by Ev'ry night when the sun goes down Just another lonely boy in town And she's out runnin' 'round She wasn't just another woman And I couldn't keep from comin' on It's been so long Oh, and it's a hollow feelin' when It comes down to dealin' friends It never ends Take another shot of courage Wonder why the right words never come You just get numb It's another tequila sunrise, this old world Still looks the same, Another frame, mm...
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim I had to stop for the night There she stood in the doorway; I heard the mission bell And I was thinking to myself, 'This could be Heaven or this could be Hell' Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way There were voices down the corridor, I thought I heard them say... Welcome to the Hotel California Such a lovely place Such a lovely face Plenty of room at the Hotel California Any time of year, you can find it here Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat. Some dance to remember, some dance to forget So I called up the Captain, 'Please bring me my wine' He said, 'We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine' And still those voices are calling from far away, Wake you up in the middle of the night Just to hear them say... Welcome to the Hotel California Such a lovely place Such a lovely face They livin' it up at the Hotel California What a nice surprise, bring your alibis Mirrors on the ceiling, The pink champagne on ice And she said 'We are all just prisoners here, of our own device' And in the master's chambers, They gathered for the feast The stab it with their steely knives, But they just can't kill the beast Last thing I remember, I was Running for the door I had to find the passage back To the place I was before 'Relax, 'said the night man, We are programmed to receive. You can checkout any time you like, But you can never leave!
Well baby, there you stand With your little head, down in your hand Oh, my God, you can't believe it's happening Again Your baby's gone, and you're all alone And it looks like the end. And you're back out on the street. And you're tryin' to remember. How will you start it over? You don't know what became. You don't care much for a stranger's touch, But you can't hold your man. You never thought you'd be alone this far Down the line And I know what's been on your mind You're afraid it's all been wasted time The autumn leaves have got you thinking About the first time that you fell You didn't love the boy too much, no, no You just loved the boy to well, Farewell So you live from day to day, and you dream About tomorrow, oh. And the hours go by like minutes And the shadows come to stay So you take a little something to Make them go away And I could have done so many things, baby If I could only stop my mind from wondrin' what I left behind and from worrying 'bout theis wasted time Ooh, another love has come and gone Ooh, and the years keep rushing on I remeber what you told me before you went out on your own: "Sometimes to keep it together, we got to leave it alone." So you can get on with your search, baby, and I can Get on with mine And maybe someday we will find, that it wasn't really Wasted time Mm, hm Oh hoo, ooh, ohh, Ooh, ooh, mm
Pretty Maids All In A Row
Hi there, How are 'ya? It's been a long time My, but we learn so slow And heroes, they come And they go And leave us behind as if We're s'pposed to know why Why do we give up our hearts to the past? And why must we grow up so fast? And all you wishing well fools With your fortunes Someone should send you a rose with Love from a friend, It's nice to here from you Again And the storybook comes to a close Gone are the ribbons and bows Things to remember places to go Pretty Maids all in a Row Oh, oh oh, oh......
I Can't Tell You Why
Look at us baby, up all night Tearing our love apart Aren't we the same two people who live Through years in the dark? Ahh... Every time I try to walk away Something makes me turn around and stay And I can't tell you why When we get crazy, It just ain't to right, (try to keep you head, little girl) Girl, I get lonely, too You don't have to worry Just hold on tight (don't get caught in your little world) 'Cause I love you Nothing's wrong as far as I can see We make it harder than it has to be And I can't tell you why No, baby, I can't tell you why I can't tell you why No, no, baby, I can't tell you why I can't tell you why I can't tell you why
New York Minute
Harry got up Dressed all in black Went down to the station And he never came back They found his clothing Scattered somewhere down the track And he won't be down on Wall Street In the morning He had a home The love of a girl But men get lost sometimes As years unfold One day he crossed some line And he was too much in this world But I guess it doesn't matter anymore In a New York Minute Everything can change In a New York Minute Things can get pretty strange In a New York Minute Everything can change In a New York Minute Lying here in the darkness I hear the sirens wail Somebody going to emergency Somebody's going to jail If you find somebody to love in this world You better hand on tooth and nail The wolf is always at the door In a New York Minute Everything can change In a New York Minute Things can get a little strange In a New York Minute Everything can change In a New York Minute And in these days When darkness falls early And people rush home To the ones they love You better take a fool's advice And tak care of your own One day they're here; Next day they're gone I pulled my coat around my shoulders And took a walk down through the park The leaves were falling around me The groaning city in the gathering dark On some solitary rock A desperate lover left his mark, "Baby, I've changed. Please come back." What the head makes cloudy The heart makes very clear The days were so much brighter In the time when she was here But I know there's somebody somewhere Make these dark clouds disappear Until that day, I have to believe I believe, I believe In a New York Minute Everything can change In a New York Minute You can get out of the rain In a New York Minute Everything can change In a New York Minute
The Last Resort
She came from Providence, The one in Rhode Island Where the old world shadows hand Heavy in the air She packed her hopes and dreams Like a refugee Just as her father came across the sea She heard about a place people were simlin' They spoke about the red man's way, And how they loved the land And they came from everywhere To the Great Divide Seeking a place to stand Or a place to hide Down in the crowded bars, Out for a good time, Can't wait to tell you all, What it's like up there And they called it paradise I don't know why Somebody laid the mountains low While the town got high Then the chilly winds blew down Across the desert Through the canyons of the coast, to The Malibu Where the pretty people play, Hungry for power To light their neon way And give them things to do Some rich men came and raped the land, Nobody caught 'em Put up a bunch of ugly boxes, and Jesus, People bought 'em And they called it paradise The place to be They watched the hazy sun, sinking in the sea You can leave it all behind And sail to Lahaina Just like the missionaries did, so many years ago They even brought a neon sign: "Jesus is coming" Brought the white man's burden down Brought the white man's reign Who will provide the grand design? What is yours and what is mine? 'Cause there is no more new frontier We have got to make it here We satifsy our endless needs and Justify our bloody deeds, In the name of destiny and the name Of God And you can see them there, On Sunday morning They call it paradise I don't know why You call someplace paradise, Kiss it goodbye
Take it Easy
Well, I'm running down the road Tryin' to loosen my load I've got seven women on my mind, Four that wanna own me, Two that wanna stone me, One says she's a friend of mine Take It easy, take it easy Don't let the sound of your own Wheels drive you crazy Lighten up while you still can Don't even try to understand Just find a place to make your stand And take it easy Well, I'm a standing on a corner In Winslow, Arizona And such a fine sight to see It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin' down to take a look At me Come on, baby, don't say maybe I gotta know if your sweet love is Gonna save me We may lose and we may win though We will never be here again So open up, I'm climbin' in, so take it easy Well I'm running down the road trying to loosen My load, Got a world of trouble on my mind Lookin' for a lover who won't blow my Cover, she's so hard to find Take it easy, take it easy Don't let the sound of your own Wheels make you crazy Come on baby Don't say maybe I gotta know if your sweet love is Gonna save me, oh oh oh Oh we got it easy We oughta take it easy
In the City
Somewhere out there on that horizon Our beyond the neon lights I know there must be somethin' better But there's nowhere else in sight It's survival in the city When you live from day to day City streets don't have much pity When you're down, that's where you'll stay In the city, oh, oh. In the city I was born here in the city With my back against the wall Nothing grows, and life ain't very pretty No one's there to catch you when you fall Somewhere out on that horizon Faraway from the neon sky I know there must be somethin' better And I can't stay another night In the city, oh, oh. In the city
Life In The Fast Lane
He was a hard-headed man He was brutally handsome, and she was teminally pretty She held him up, and he held her for ransome in the heart Of the cold, cold city He had a nasty reputation as a cruel dude They said he was ruthless, they said he was crude They had one thing in common, they were Good in bed She'd say, 'Faster, faster. The lights are turnin' red. " Life in the fast lane Surely make you lose your mind, mm Are you with me so far? Eager for action and bot for the game The coming attraction, the drop of a name They knew all the right people, they took All the right pills They threw outrageous parties, they paid heavily bills. There were lines on the mirror, lines on her face She pretended not to notice, she was caught up In the race Out every evening, until it was light He was too tired to make it, she was too tired To fight about it Life in the fast lane Surely make you lse your mind Life in the fast lane, everything all the time Life in the fast lane, uh huh Blowin' and burnin', blinded by thirst They didn't see the stop sign, Took a turn for the worst. She said, "Listen, baby. You can hear the engine Ring. We've been up and down this highway; Haven't seen a goddam thing. " He said, "Call the doctor. I think I'm gonna crash." "The doctor say he's comin', but you gotta pay him cash." They went rushin' down that freeway, messed around And got lost They didn't know they were just dyin' to get off And it was life in the fast lane Life in the fast lane
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses? You been out ridin' fences for so long now Oh, you're a hard one I know that you got your reasons These things that are pleasin' you Can hurt you somehow Don' you draw the queen of diamonds, boy She'll beat you if she's able You know the queen of heats is always your best bet Now it seems to me, some fine things Have been laid upon your table But you only want the ones that you can't get Desperado, oh, you ain't gettin' no youger Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home And freedom, oh freedom well, that's just some people talkin' Your prison is walking through this world all alone Don't your feet get cold in the winter time? The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine It's hard to tell the night time from the day You're loosin' all your highs and lows Ain't it funny how the feeling goes away? Desperado, why don't you come to your senses? Come down from your fences, open the gate It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above you You better let somebody love you, before it's too late