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Black Ice…Baby for the life of me I don’t know why you stay. I can’t find a reason in me to make you want to stay. If I were a bigger man, well, wouldn’t that be nice. Baby, that’s impossible, I’m driving black ice. Baby, there’s a part of me that’s ready for some change. I found a spark inside of me willing to do it all again. I want to be your hero tonight more than once or twice. But, baby, that’s impossible when you’re driving black ice. You know, I got a demon in me that I just don’t think I can face. Burning up inside of me, tearing me apart each day. There’s gotta be some promised land, there’s gotta be some price. But salvation is impossible when you’re driving black ice. Tell me what you want from me, because, baby, I don’t have a clue. Tell me what you want me to be, tell me what you want me to do. You know, I would say anything just to make this right. The truth just isn’t possible when you’re driving black ice. In another lifetime, maybe, I could be the man you need. In another frame of mind, it wouldn’t feel so bittersweet. You know I’d do the world for you for one more roll of the dice. So don’t tell me it’s impossible, I’m driving black ice. Baby, for the life of me I swear I put you above. But I guess I don’t understand why it has to hurt to love. We’ve wasted too much precious time on golden words of advice. But, baby, anything is possible when you’re driving black ice. Baby, anything is possible when you’re driving black ice. Don’t tell me it’s impossible, I’m driving black ice.

 

Long Night…You think you know me, you don’t have a grip. You think I owe you well get over it. You want to be there but you just don’t fit. You’ve got to believe that there’s more to it. You talk for hours; don’t know what you said. Don’t even know why you get out of bed. Look, it was great for a moment. Then those same old ugly demons raised their heads. It’s gonna be a long night. Nobody’s gonna sleep tonight. Gonna be a knock down, drag out fight. And there’s just no way of telling. If we’ll be here come the morning light. Where do you get off saying stuff like that. Film at eleven and your lies are facts. And nothing you can ever do can take it back. So don’t make your money climbing on my back. Don’t try to tell me you’re just wondering if. It’s not a story, it’s just over with. Look, it was great for a moment. Then those same old ugly demons raised their heads. It’s gonna be a long night. Nobody’s gonna sleep tonight. Gonna be a knock down, drag out fight. And there’s just no way of telling. If we’ll be here come the morning light.

 

Coup d’état…Send him down a side street, take him for a ride. He’ll never know what hit him til he’s on the other side. Could be any moment, could be any town. But that boy is gonna get it, the boy is going down. Daddy promised us Havana so we gave you Illinois. Like we threw you West Virginia, ‘cause he said you’d be our boy. Then everything was different, then everything went South. We thought we backed a winner til you punched us in the mouth. So there’s no misunderstanding, no confusion and no doubt. You’re the one who cooked the deal my friend. Now we’re gonna take you out. It’s a coup d’état. And no one’s ever gonna know. Just another coup d’état. Like Diem and Guatamala, Bay of Pigs and then the Shah. Got a little problem. Gonna have a coup d’état. We’ll give the press a patsy, then we’ll blow his ass away. Dead men tell no stories, dead men have no shame. We’ve got friends who have no faces to make this disappear. It’ll be a single bullet no matter what you hear. This ain’t no goddamned movie, this ain’t no freaking game. You’ve been sleeping with the devil. Now you’re gonna feel the pain. It’s a coup d’état. And no one’s ever gonna know. Just another coup d’état. Like Diem and Guatamala, Bay of Pigs and then the Shah. Got a little problem. Gonna have a coup d’état. And no one’s ever gonna know. Just another coup d’état. Like Momo in Chicago, Tommy Brown and Papa Doc. Got a little problem. Gonna have a coup d’état.

 

Don’t Lie To Me…You can tell me that it’s raining. When I know the sun is shining. You can tell me that I’m lost. When I know you’re just hiding. You can tell me that it’s black. When it’s obviously white. You can tell me that I’m wrong. When I know damn well I’m right. Just don’t lie to me. Just don’t lie to me. You can say we got no future. So you won’t be coming back. You can tell me that it’s not the same. Well, I won’t argue with that. You can ‘swear to God’ you’re leaving. Well, I’ve heard that one before. You can say that you don’t love me . And I won’t care anymore. Just don’t lie to me. Baby, don’t lie to me. Leave me if you want to. Hurt me if you must. But look me in the eye tonight. Like someone I can trust. And just don’t lie to me. You can tell me that it’s me this time. When I know damn well it’s you. You can tell me that it’s too late now. And there’s nothing I can do. You can say that it’s so plain to see. How could I have been so blind?. You can tell me it’ll all work out. Well, baby, not this time. Just don’t lie to me. Baby, don’t lie to me. Baby, tell me what’s been going on. Was it love or only lust. But look me in the eye tonight. Like someone I can trust. Just don’t lie to me.

 

Give Me Your Love...You know, I met a girl about a quarter til four. Hit me so hard, put me right on the floor. Got me feeling so good, now my heart’s on the line. And every time that I call, it’s only $3.99. Give me your love. She says, “baby, give me your love”. She knows just what to say, baby, right from the start. She knows all the right words, headed straight for my heart. Now it’s hard to believe, but I swear that it’s true. And I’m falling so hard, I don’t know what I’m gonna do. “Give me your love. Some of that long distance love. Baby, give me your love. Well, you’re the man of my dreams and you know what that means. Now baby give me your love”. She says, “give me your love”. Want to taste those sweet charms. Want to hold her so tight. Gotta show her she’s mine. Gotta find her tonight. Baby, give me your love. She says, “give me your love”. Gotta get to that girl, gotta find a way through. Gotta see her tonight if it’s the last thing I do. I don’t care what it costs, she’ll be waiting I swear. Baby, pick up the phone, girl, I know you are there. “Give me your love. Some of that long distance love. Baby, give me your love. Well, you’re the man of my dreams and you know what that means. Now baby give me your love”. She says, “give me your love”.

 

All I Can Do…Pick up the phone girl. I’ve been calling for hours. Where have you been tonight. I need you so bad. It hasn’t been easy. I know what you're thinking. But I’m missing that feeling. That we used to have. I want to come over. I want to be near you. It’s all I can do. Maybe it’s over. Maybe I’ve waited too long. But don’t you remember. How good it can be. I must have been sleeping. I must have been out of my mind. How could I do that?. I guess I just couldn’t see. I want to come over. I want to be near you. It’s all I can do. There’s a light in your window. I can see from the corner. But there’s too many shadows. I want to come home. It’s not that I’d blame you. I gave you no reason. But it could be different. Baby, pick up the phone. I want to come over. I want to be near you. It’s all I can do. I want to come over. I want to be near you. It’s all I can do.

 

Here We Go Again…Here we go again. We’re back where we started. Trying to find. The right words to say. After all these years. We’re searching for answers. To the same old questions. In the same old ways. Why do we do this to each other. Why can’t we make this feel right. And I never wanted nobody. Like I want to see you tonight. Here I go again. Saying all of the wrong things. You’d think by now I would have learned. Here you go again. Playing with fire. All the while praying you don’t get burned. Why do we do this to each other. Why can’t I make this feel right. And I never wanted nobody. Like I want to hold you tonight. Here we are again. We’re back where we started. Learning to fall. For somebody new. Here we go again. Like two lonesome strangers. Just trying to find. Someone to love.

 

Who You Gonna Call?…Don’t get me wrong I think it’s wonderful. That you’ve found yourself and you’re on your own. You’re a big girl now, you don’t need nobody. But the night gets long and this city’s cold. And it’s hard sometimes to be so brave and bold. Who you gonna call—when the night gets lonely. Who can you call—when you’re all alone. Who you gonna call—when you need somebody. Who can you call—when there’s no one home. But you, baby, but you. I’m not saying that I’ve changed somehow, girl. I’m not telling you it’s different now. But can’t you feel it, there’s an ember burning. When the night gets long and this city’s cold. When it’s hard sometimes to be so brave and bold. Who you gonna call—when the night gets lonely. Who can you call—when you’re all alone. Who you gonna call—when you need somebody. Who can you call—when there’s no one home. But you, baby, but you. You can call out my name. You can dial my number. You can knock on my door. I can make it all right. Doesn’t matter what time. Doesn’t matter the reason. I can still be the one. To help you get through the night. Don’t get me wrong I think it’s wonderful. That you’ve found yourself and you’re on your own. You’re a big girl now, you don’t need nobody. But the night gets long and this city’s cold. And it’s hard sometimes to be so brave and bold. Who you gonna call—when the night gets lonely. Who can you call—when you’re all alone. Who you gonna call—when you need somebody. Who can you call—when there’s no one home. But you, baby, but you.

 

On the Inside…You can't put your finger on it. It's kinda strange today. You try to shake the feeling, but it won't go away. So you take it to the masses. Give your sermon on the mount. You're the second coming, Christ, it's time they all found out. Step out on the sidewalk in the white light of the day. Pick your targets randomly, blow 'em all away. On the inside. Living on the inside. Burning on the inside. And someone's got to pay. You don't have to have a reason. You don't have to have a plan. It doesn't matter why you did it or how it all began. But the scent of pain intoxicates, gotta get a fix. Gotta feel that power rush, gotta get some kicks. So put away your bible, put a fresh clip in your gun. We're not talking Revelation here, we're only talking fun. On the inside. Living on the inside. Burning on the inside. And someone's got to pay. You know, you’re gonna make the news reports. Everyone will know your name. But they’ll quickly change the channel, you know it happens every day. Still, there's something in the air tonight. You're shaking in your shoes. You can try to stop it, but there's nothing you can do. Take a look around you, open up your eyes. If you listen very carefully, you can hear the cries. On the inside. Living on the inside. Burning on the inside. And someone's got to pay.

 

Down the Wire…She hangs out down at Sally’s. Always sure to make the scene. Boys wrapped around her fingers. Tearing at their jeans. Make a young girl happy. Gonna make you mine. How ya doin’ honey. Looking mighty fine. Vogueing with the ball kids. It’s like uptown on parade. Think you got it covered. Think you got it made. Make you move at midnight. But you can’t escape the noise. Make it last forever. Doing glamour boys. Down the wire tonight. Down the wire tonight. She’s on fire tonight. Down the wire tonight. Save your soul, save your breath. Lost control, ain’t nothing left. Don’t be so surprised, girl. It’s just the same old scene. And small talk just don’t cut it. Gonna bring you to your knees. Gotta run for cover. Don’t want to make the news. Don’t care about the winning. She just don’t want to lose. Down the wire tonight. Down the wire tonight. She’s on fire tonight. Down the wire tonight.

 

Sad Songs…Well, ain’t it funny, baby, how time slips away. Now you need a little something to get through your day. But it won't be me, not this time. There's a photograph hanging on the wall. Takes you back in time to when you had it all. That was so long ago, now it’s so far away. There's always sad songs on the radio. They'll keep you company after the late show. So, don’t cry for me, there's really nothing I can do. Baby, pull the blinds and turn off the lights. Fix a stiff drink, darling, say good-bye to the old times. 'Cause they're not coming back. There's always sad songs on the radio. They'll keep you company after the late show. So, don’t cry for me, there's really nothing I can do.

 

It’s Only Love…Ain’t she pretty, ain’t she sweet. Like to watch her, don’t you, down the street?. She’s the one, want to take her home. So you can make believe you’re not alone. Soft and warm, it’s just heads or tails. But she’ll be yours when all else fails. Can’t resist, now you’ve lost control. For just one kiss, you’d sell your soul. Honey, don’t say yes, just don’t say no. Ain’t nobody got to know. Close your eyes, it’s only love. When angels cry, it’s only love. Gonna make you mine, no one will hear you scream. Gonna make pretend that it’s all a dream. Close your eyes, it’s only love. When angels cry, it’s only love. Wild nights, wild dreams. Wild life just ain’t what it seems. Need you now, baby, don’t deny the way you feel. Ain’t no need to cry. Honey, don’t say yes, just don’t say no. Ain’t nobody got to know. Close your eyes, it’s only love. When angels cry, it’s only love.

 

You Don’t Know…You don’t know a thing about me son. Where I’ve been, these things I’ve seen. You can’t feel what’s inside me now. All that pain, son, you just don’t know. Taste that dirt, feel that cold hard rain. It’s a cruel road, faith be my friend. Set me free from this promised land. And don’t look back, son, you just don’t know. There’s nothing there worth hanging on. There’s nothing there worth saving. It’s not the same, I don’t belong. No matter what we say. We can’t change a thing tonight. There’s nothing left to talk about . There’s just no way to make this right. No matter what we do. You don’t know what this place means to me. Such a long time gone, so hard to change. All these years I put behind me now. And I won’t go back, son, you just don’t know. No, I won’t go back, son, you just don’t know. No, you just don’t know.

 

True to You…You’ll never see it coming up on the blind side. Like an arrow headed straight for your heart. There’s no mistaking what it’s trying to tell you. It’s a sure thing. you knew it right from the start. And everybody’s gonna tell you why it won’t work. But everybody’s got another axe to grind. And everybody won’t be standing there beside you. With the promise and the courage to look you in the eye. Every day. Every night, every day. Every night, every day. I will be true to you. Come on baby trust it ‘cause you gotta take a chance sometimes. Open up your heart girl, won’t you let me come inside. Maybe I can’t promise you life everlasting. But, baby, I can show you some real life tonight. And everybody’s gonna tell you why it won’t work. But everybody’s got another axe to grind. And everybody won’t be standing there beside you. With the promise and the courage to look you in the eye. Every day. Every night, every day. Every night, every day. I will be true to you. Don’t you know that I’m the one thing you can count on. Like an river that keeps rolling to the shore. Just when you thought that there was no one you can lean on. Look on out your window, I’ll be standing at your door. Can you feel it coming hard from the inside. I’m an arrow headed straight for your heart. It’s forever, baby, it’s for always. I will be there like I told you right from the start. And everybody’s gonna tell you why it won’t work. But everybody’s got another axe to grind. And everybody won’t be standing there beside you. With the promise and the courage to look you in the eye. Every day. Every night, every day. Every night, every day. I will be true to you.

 

 

all songs copyright Tom Sheehan. all rights reserved. lyrics reprinted with permission..

 

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