LYRICS

CRAZY WAY TO LIVE

I’ve been working like a dog

I’ve been breaking like a bone

I’ve been riding like a car

I’ve been rolling like a stone

And I don’t know where I should go

I’ve been drinking way too much

and I’ve been falling out of touch

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It’s a crazy way to live

It’s a little bit insane

It’s a crazy way to live

but it’s the only way

 

I’ve been living everyday

like a killer on the run

Always gotta hide away

Gotta stay out of the sun

And I don’t sleep until the dawn

 

I’ve been gambling all I got

and I’ve been calling all the shots

 

Chorus

 

I got a ticket

I’m going anywhere

I’m going everywhere I can

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

 

Chorus x2

 

  

INNOCENT TIMES

Remember when we met on the fourth of July

The fireworks the sand the beach that look in your eye

Remember when we counted all the stars in the sky

Every wish was sacred and our dreams would never die

 

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Oh now I know those were innocent times

We never had to pay the rent or get to work on time

Oh now I know those were innocent times

When all we had to do was fall in love for the night

They were yours they were time

They were innocent times

For the rest of our lives

Those were innocent innocent times

 

We traveled with the bands to the bars by the shore

We played a million places that ain’t there anymore

We took it all so easy as we walked out the door

But things were never gonna be the way they were before

 

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Maybe all those dreams we had were really only mine

And maybe all that water never turned into wine

I drive along the beach and I think of you at night

We never said the words that could’ve made this all right

 

Chorus

  

 

LET’S RIDE

I met a young suburban girl

Oh she was so young

She got me thinking ‘bout the world

And how my life wasn’t done

 

She knew just how to talk to me

She knew what I wanted to hear

She knew just how to look at me

Babe I wanna make this clear

 

Chorus:

Let’s Ride Let’s Ride

Cause I don’t really know how long we’ll be alive

Let’s Ride Let’s Ride

Won’t you stay here by my side

Let’s Ride Let’s Ride

Cause I don’t really know how long we’ll be alive

Let’s Ride

Baby drive drive drive

Baby let’s ride

 

We started drinking by the bar

Getting lost in the crowd

We weren’t talking just to talk

We were thinking out loud

 

I know it’s nothing special now

We’re just misfits in this world

You can walk into a local bar

And find a boy meeting a girl

 

Chorus

 

It’s funny how that in one conversation

You can see your life before your eyes

And need no explanation

Baby let’s ride

 

Chorus

  

  

IF YOU’RE STILL ALIVE

I don’t know why I came here tonight

This place isn’t fun and it just don’t feel right

 I don’t know what I was hoping to find

Drinking alone with the time going by

 

I see it on the television

And I read it on the front page news

I don’t wanna make a bad decision

But I’ve really got a lot to lose

 

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I’ve been missing you

Since we fell apart

Since we fell off track

If you’re still alive…

Write me back

 

It may be nice to see you again

It’s been such a while I forgot we were friends

It may be nice to head out of town

To get in the car and just drive it around

 

Just a victim of the situation

But I used to be more than that

Just another rider at the station

With the wind blowing off my hat

 

Chorus

 

Just a victim of the situation

But I used to be more than that

It’s the lowest form of conversation

Do you remember when

Remember that…

 

Chorus

 

 

WHO TOOK OUR ROCK & ROLL

I saw it hanging by the window

And I knew that it was there for me

It had 6 strings on it

and that’s all I'll ever really need

 

It had a scratch on the back ‘cause I bought it off the rack

It never kept in tune, but it kept intact

I played it every night

I could feel it in my hands

If you didn’t hear it playing then you wouldn’t understand

 

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Somebody took all our music

Somebody took all our soul

I’ll never forgive and I’ll never forget

Who took our rock & roll

 

I took my paper route money

And I went to the record store

There was a new album playing

And a poster of it on the door

 

It was “Slippery When Wet” and I had it on cassette

‘Cause the CD version hadn’t come out yet

Now the next generation, they’re just getting it for free

It’s not a record anymore

It’s just an MP3

 

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So you put it all away

Put it back into the case

And you work the 9 to 5

Until you see it on your face

You did it for the money

‘cause you wanna be secure

Now the strings are getting rusty

And there’s nothing on the door

 

Did they do it to you now

Or did you do it to yourself

Did you give up on the dream

because you gave up on yourself

You should’ve took the money

Put it back into the dream

Now we’re still here waiting living in the in-betweens

 

I took my 9 to 5 money and I went to a different store

It’s just a memory to me now because there ain’t no record stores no more

 

Chorus x2

 

 

THE NEXT TIME

You were all dressed up

I was so messed up it’s true

I was seeing things

from a different point of view

 

I was lost and incomplete

I was searching for you on the street

 

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Oh the next time

The next time things will be better

And the next time

We’ll forget about the bad weather

If you think that I don’t care

I’ll make it up to you I swear

Oh the next time

The next time that you’re here.

 

Well we sealed our fate

on our second date I know

Baby you and I

never made it to the show

 

And you know I’d rather die

then to tell your pretty eyes a lie

 

Chorus

 

We’ll find us an island in Tahiti

to live out the rest of our days

You’ll walk around in your towel and bikini

and we’ll fall in love a hundred ways

Oh the next time babe

 

Oh the next time

The next time

The next time

 

The next time we meet

The next time we touch

The next time we kiss

The next time we...

 

Chorus

 

  

WHISKEY TURNS TO GOLD

Well I bought that house and I built that porch

Lost them both in my first divorce

Lord that woman she took all I had

 

Well she took the car and she took the keys

Lawyers sure do aim to please

Now my kids don’t get to see their dad

 

And I’m reaching for the bottle

At the end of every day
Yeah I know that there’s a problem

But there ain’t no other way

 

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Where the whiskey turns to gold

Where we never get sick and we never grow old

Where we live every line in the stories yet untold

And the whiskey turns to gold

 

When I met that girl we were just sixteen

All we had were hopes and dreams

How’d I end up broke and unemployed

 

Well we married young on a summer day

Her dad said no but we did anyway

Settled down had a girl and then a boy

 

And I’m drinking with the devil

Cause he knows just where I’m weak

Too drunk to even notice

Too tired to even speak

 

Chorus

 

And as I’m drinking in the rain

With my conscience growing strong

I can’t help thinking I’m to blame

For everything gone wrong

The list goes on and on

 

I’m waiting for the part where I get it all back

The house, the dog, the kids, the cat

I’m dumb enough to think it can all work out

But smart enough to know it don’t happen like that

 

I’m waiting for the part where I get it all back

I’m waiting for the part where I get it all back

I’m waiting for the part where I get it all back

Here come the part where I get it all back

 

Chorus

  

 

ILLUSION OF LOVE

We don’t need to fall in love

‘Cause I already know how it would end

We would break each other’s hearts

And neither of those hearts would ever mend


We don’t need the aggravation

Where’s it gonna get us today

 

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This isn’t real this is just an illusion

Just an illusion of love

This isn’t real it’s a web of confusion

Just an illusion of love

 

You don’t need to say a word

‘Cause I already know what you would say

We were better off alone

And I could never love you anyway

 

We don’t need the conversation

Where’s it gonna get us today

 

Chorus

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SWEET THING

You’re such a sweet thing

That’s what you are

You’re such a sweet thing

 

You bring the sunshine

That's what you do

You’re such a sweet thing

 

And when it rains

It won’t rain for long
When I cry the tears will soon be gone

 

‘Cause you’re a sweet thing

That’s what you are
You’re such a sweet thing

 

You bring the daylight

You bring the sun

You’re such a sweet thing

 

When I’m alone

Lying in the night

You’re my star

You’re the only light

 

Oh oh oh

You’re my sweet thing baby

All I have

 

Oh oh oh

You’re my…you’re my.. yeah yeah 

 

When I’m alone

Lying in the night

You’re my star

You’re the only light

 

You’re such a sweet thing

That’s what you are

You’re such a sweet thing

 

CAN YOU BLAME ME FOR LOVING YOU

Well it’s a night like the others

You’re on the couch I’m on the floor

You’re still on the phone with you mother

I’ve still got my eyes on the door

 

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It’s true

What could I do

Can you blame me for loving you

It’s true

What could I do

Can you blame me for loving you

 

Woman I know it ain’t easy

Everything takes some time

The cooking and cleaning

The driving and trucking

I’m going out of my mind

 

Chorus

 

Woman we fight every day now

I don’t even know what for

Something I said

Something I didn’t say

I don’t give a damn anymore

 

Chorus

 

90 MINUTE LOVE AFFAIR

I’d say tonight is different but this happens all the time

I had my share of whiskey, designer food and wine

The neon lights are shining.  I can see it all from here

The city's cold and quiet.  I won’t be going far

I’m walking through the lobby of a rundown hotel bar

I’m looking for the answers.  I might just find it there

90 minute love affair

 

The older men are laughing with the young girls in demand

They’re blocking up my vision of a Filipino band

If it weren’t for this moment I just wouldn’t have a prayer

We got into talking when I walked across the room

It’s just like in the real world but it happens much too soon

As we’re walking towards the elevator people stop and stare

90 minute love affair

 

My performance wasn’t bad but left a bit to be desired

You said “Don’t worry darling.  I can tell you’re worn and tired”

“Just lie back and relax.  Let me try to take you there”

Reflections in the window by the couch and jasmine tea

I couldn’t help but notice you were looking up at me

I promise to you baby that I won’t mess up your hair

90 minute love affair

 

I’m really glad I met you here tonight

Don’t really know what else that I would do

A part of me wants you to stay

I know that won’t be right

Just walk away on into the night

 

The money’s on the nightstand by the mirror and the light

I don’t want reminders of what happened here tonight

Don’t kiss me on the lips ‘cause baby that’s not playing fair

I’ll get a little lonely… yeah, I know that sounds insane

Blame it on the skyline and the city summer rain

When I wake up in the morning I know you won’t be there

90 minute love affair

 

 

KING FOR A DAY

Forgive me now for getting too deep

I'm in the middle of a losing streak

I'm such a fool I thought I had it made

but it was only for a couple days

 

The hotel rooms

the girls and the booze

nobody likes to lose

 

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I'm only king for a day

Tomorrow this will all go away

I'm only king for a day

Tomorrow this will all go away

 

Just look at me all out of cash

I didn't spend it on a New Year's Bash

I made some bets I couldn't resist

I took a shot I took a swing and missed

 

The rolling dice

The cards in my hands
I didn't understand

 

Chorus

 

No ocean front view and there's not much to do

I'm dreaming it all away

I'm just the king

The king for a day

 

Chorus

 

I'll cry in my beer get the hell out of here

I'm dreaming it all away

I'm just the king

The king for a day