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1. THE SOUND OF YOUR VOICE

Knock down the doors and break thru the walls
Tear out the phone run from it all
I'm here to tell ya babe
It's been one of these days
I get a feelin' when I'm feelin' like this
My heart's a target you never miss
You got a way of puttin' everything in its place
Takin' your time
It's all that you're sayin' just how you say it
A serious game you start to playin'
You never cease to amaze me.

[Chorus:]
It's your voice I hear drivin' me wild
Whispering in my ear
It's your voice I hear dangerous child
You're sayin' what I wanna hear
If I had my choice I'd run for cover
But I think It'll be OK
'Cause all I needed to hear
Was the sound of your voice

Curl your words up into the air run your poetry thru my hair
Call me that name you call me when there's no one around
Take your time take all your precious time
It's all that ya sayin' just how you say it
Serious game you start to playin' you never fail to amaze.

[Chorus]

Bye baby bye bye
I can tell ya that I miss the sound of your voice already
Bye baby bye bye
It doesn't matter where I go
It's your voice I hear
If I had my choice I'd run for cover
But I think I'll be OK
I can't say I'm going crazy
But you make a pretty good case
And you never fail to amaze

It's your voice I hear drivin' me wild
Whispering in my ear
It's your voice I hear dangerous child
You're sayin' what I wanna hear
It's your voice I hear drivin' me wild
Whispering in my ear
It's your voice I hear dangerous child
You're sayin' what I wanna hear
It's your voice It's your voice
It's your voice




2. SIGNS OF LOVE

You walked into the room last night
Like a song on the wind
And I sensed a new beginning
The way the light had caught your hair
I couldn't help but stare
And I could tell what you were thinking
Maybe I'm high but I don't get high anymore
Not 'til you come through the door
The the room starts spinning and my hands begin to sweat
The words I've been rehearsing are so easy to forget
Falling like a stone flying like a jet
And I'm losin' control losin' control.

[Chorus:]
It's the signs of love
It's the signs of love
It's the signs of love
And I got it bad

I been hangin' out on your street
Just hoping for the chance to meet ya
As if I'd know waht to say if I did
But luck you come on by
I see that look in your eye
And I can tell what you're thinkin'
Maybe I'm high
But I don't get high anymore
Not 'til you come through the door

[Chorus]

Send me a message tell me what to do
You can be honest but please don't be cruel babe
Send me a message tell me what to say
I got it bad yea I got it bad
Send me a message tell me what to do
You can be honest but please don't be cruel
There's only so much I can play the fool
And I'm losin' control losin' control

[Chorus]

Send me a message tell me what to do
You can be honest but please don't be cruel babe
Send me a message tell me what to say
Let's get together please don't run away
It's the signs
Send me a message, Send me a message, Send me a message
Maybe I'm high let's get together
It's the signs, It's the signs, It's the signs




3. LAST THING I EVER DO

Well I crawled outta bed
With a ringin' still in my ear
Lord I feel lucky just to be alive
You see I guess I forgot to duck
Little Susie had a little too much
And I guess I still ain't had enough

Even if it kills me
I'll leave that girl behind me
Well here's lookin' at ya baby
'Til my dyin' day

[Chorus:]
If it's the last thing I ever do
Gonna make you want me
Like I want you
If it's the last thing I ever do
Ain't no denying
What you know is true yeah yeah

I had to come back tonight
Was it love at first sight
Or am I just out of my mind again
Don't ask me to throw in the towel
'Cause I'm tellin' the truth girl now
You're the only girl that ever knocked me dead
Even if it kills me
You got me where you want me
Well here's lookin' at you baby
Until my dyin' day

[Chorus]

I feel it pumpin'
My blood is runnin'
Makin' a line straight to you
Baby no doubt about it
See I can't live without it
While I'm at it
Is there something I can do for you

[Chorus]

If it's the last thing
If it's the last thing
If it's the last thing I do
I feel it pumpin'
My blood is runnin'
Makin' a line straight to you
No doubt about it can't live without it
Come on boys y'all show 'em what to do
If it's the last thing
If it's the last thing
If it's the last thing I do




4. YOU DEFINITELY GOT ME

Ring ring goes the telephone bell
Sorry but I'm not at home
The cute voice the sexy sell
Leave a message Leave a message
I clutch I say too much
I trip on my tongue I mumble and such
Please baby
Would it hurt to stay in touch
Ain't gonna play I'm gonna lose it either way yea yea
Ain't gonna play no way my friend you win

Now you got me where you want me
Now you definitely got me
Now you got me where you want me
Now you definitely got me
Got up and headed downtown
Lookin' for some superficial action
Didn't really wanna mess around
Just felt kinda lonely
I walked through the door of our usual haunt
Liked to pop my eyes
There you were on the dance floor
Shimmying with some other guy
Ain't gonna play
I'm gonna lose it either way yea yea
Ain't gonna play no way my friend you win

[Chorus:]
Now you got me where you want me
Now you definitely got me
Now you got me where you want me
Now you definitely got me
Now you got me where you want me
Now you definitely got me
Now you got me where you want me
Now you definitely got me

Holdin' on like a thread to a needle
I guess this is love
Knocked down like a boxer in trouble
No denying it ain't gonna try and hide the truth
You definitely got me

Now you got me where you want me
Now you definitely got me

[Chorus] (x2)




5. REBEL TO REBEL

When the night winds down and my thoughts run deep
And the Lord hangs a black cat moon
As I lie awake I swear I heard a song in the wind
In the southern breeze I can hear the strummin'
of a six string just outta tune
And a whisky soaked voice
Singing 'bout places he's been
Cuttin' through the night
Like a siren's song
He's tellin' me tonight
Gotta spread the news along

[Chorus:]
Rebel to rebel
To anyone who's ever tried
Rebel to rebel
To take on the other side
Callin' out his name as night is falling
A brother's voice is calling
Sending messages through the past
To rebels like me and you

I can see his face as I watch the stars
From a tour bus heading from town
With a wink and a smile
He'd tell me things words couldn't say
To be a street survivor
Boy you gotta stand tall
Keep that dream in your heart
I'll be there in the fight
Nothing gonna stand in our way
Well I'm taking his advice
As I sing this song
Let fortune roll the dice
And don't you ever forget where you 're from

[Chorus]

Rebel to rebel
Now I see him walk away
Rebel to rebel
Here it come
Now I hear his voice again
Rebel to rebel
To anyone who's ever tried
Rebel to rebel
To take on the other side
Callin' out his name as night is falling
A brothers voice is calling
Rebel to rebel oooh rebels like me
Rebel to rebel, rebel to rebel, rebel to rebel




6. BONE AGAINST STEEL

Rollin' out to Vegas
On an eastbound outta L.A.
I met a roughneck man who hailed from Alabama
His eyes had a lot to say
And his name was Rufus Champion

They call that train the desert wind
And it blew like a mutha that day
Thru the Joshua Trees
We were battin' the breeze
About our rock'n roll heros
Dead or alive

[Chorus:]
Out across that night did we sail
Bone against steel against the rail
Boats against the stream
Cutting against the grain
Kept on rollin'
Bone against steel

As the moon rose in the window
Rufus began his tale
About an oil rig near the gulf coast
Puttin' man against metal
In a classic work-place accident
He told how the drill commenced to shakin'
The platform started to rock
The chain began breaking
They were straight out of luck
And then the sky kinda lite up
Just like a lightnin' bolt had struck

[Chorus]

Workmen's compensation don't compensate for much
With the doctors and lawyers and the IRS and such
You can break up the bone
But the spirit just won't bust
When is bone against steel

With casino lights up a shimmering
We made that Vegas stop
And we laughed away our blues
Now here's the good news
Rufus walks off heels a kickin'
With his baby right by his side
And as they waltzed on out of view
We were back up to speed
And clean outta sight

[Chorus] (x2)




7. YOU BE THE DAM, I'LL BE THE WATER

Seems as long as I've been knowing you
Something has bound us kept us as two
You for me and me for you tried and true
But what we need now is anchor and chain
I get the feelin' we're drifting away
Clouds collecting on horizon again
Oh o oh it looks like rain baby

[Chorus:]
You be the dam , I'll be the water
Hold back the tide
Just a little bit longer
We gotta make a stand
Gotta get stronger
Pullin' at you
Tuggin' at me baby
You be the dam, I'll be the water

Woke up floatin' like a dove on the gulf stream
Makin' love in the afternoon can ease any pain
We find the deepest part of our hearts
What good are we right now if we don't even try
Wrap it up pack it in say our sweet goodbye
Whatcha gonna do pretty baby when the well runs dry
Woh o oh we'll pray for rain baby

[Chorus]

One heart beat at a time
After stormy weather
The sun's gonna shine
Gonna keep our lovin' alive
We can survive baby

[Chorus]

You be the dam, I'll be the water
You be the dam, I'll be the water




8. JIMMY GILLUM

I was raised up on the west side of town
That's where I met Jimmy Gillum
Baddest man around
He'd rather fight than eat
Mister That's no lie
If you cross him up smile and wave goodbye
Bad bad Jimmy baddest man alive

He was dynamite in a small pack
His fuse was short
He didn't cut no slack
Oh that Jimmy Gillum was a bad cat

[Chorus:]
Talk about trouble
You talk about mean
Jimmy was the baddest cat I've ever seen
You talk about trouble
Should've been his name
Jimmy never pulled a punch
He was a fightin' machine
Yeah he was he was a fightin' machine

Now I recall one night at the Sugar Bowl
That's a honky tonk where Jimmy goes
Yeah the One Percent were burnin' up the stage
In walk Jimmy in a drunken daze
Ready to fight son in the worst way
So I ran for cover behind the stage
Bottles started flyin' I began to pray
Please oh Lord don't let him look my way

[Chorus]

It's been years since I saw Jimmy last
When I pulled into a jiffy the other day
Just to get some gas
I heard this guy screamin' next to me
Turn on this pump you dirty s.o.b.
To my surprise it was Jimmy alive and well
Jumped in my car and took off fast
Knew in a minute he'd be kickin' ass
Oh that Jimmy Gillum was a bad cat

[Chorus]

Yea he was talk about trouble, talk about trouble
Yeaaaaoooowwww talk about trouble
Yea that boy was bad to the bone talk about trouble
Play it boys sound good

Us Gillums never die we just fade away
Ummmmm trouble boy




9. TEAR IT UP

I got a black top road out in front of me
And I might just tear it up
I gotta rock'n'roll jones pumpin' in deep
Just might tear it up
Gimme a bar room floor a back beat band
Play the kinda music I can understand
Sweet sixteen take me by the hand just might tear it up.
Tear it up hey I just might tear it up
Tear it up Tear it up
Ya know I just might tear it up

I got a ticket from a cop on the way over here
Just might tear it up
I got the repossession notice for my car right here
Just might tear it up
Oh one of these nights I ain't lyin'
If the moon is right and I feel like flyin'
Sweet sixteen take me down the line just might tear it up

The way you rock and roll me you make it look so easy
And when you're out on the floor baby
You make it look so easy
Hey you really touch my soul baby
You make it You make it
Tear it up

The way you rock and roll me you make it look so easy
And when you're out on the floor baby
You make it You make it You make it
We got the rock'n'roll band pumpin' tear it up
We got the kids in the gym jumpin' tear it up
We got the chaperones hip hoppin' tear it up
We got sweet sixteen

Sweet sixteen take me by the hand Tear it up
Sweet sixteen take me by the hand Tear it up
Sweet sixteen take me by the hand Tear it up




10. DON'T WANNA GET IT DIRTY

She won't let me be
I know her story
Born with a silver spoon in her mouth
The girl ain't used to doin' without oh no
She never lets her hair down
She's the sweetest thing to ever wear high heels
And drives the finest set of wheels but she

[Chorus:]
Don't wanna get it dirty
Won't take me for a ride
Don't wanna get it dirty
Don't wanna lose that shine

She likes to drive real fast
I like to make it last a long time
Never seen a girl who could talk so much
So educated but so outta touch oh yeah
She never lets her top down
She's the sweetest thing to ever wear high heels
And drives the finest set of wheels but she

[Chorus]

Don't wanna get dirty
I'm out to change her mind

Let me behind the wheel baby I can drive it
Just watch
Candy apple red so brand new
Just wanna see what it can really do
She says don't wanna don't wanna

[Chorus]

Good girls are hard to find
Don't wanna get it dirty
I'm out to change her mind listen to me baby
Don't wanna get it dirty
Let's have some fun tonight
Don't wanna get it dirty
Let me take you for a ride
Rrrraahhhhhhh
Don't wanna get it dirty
Don't wanna get it dirty
Let me shine it up baby
Make it look just a brand new
Yea you know what I'm talkin' about
Don't wanna get it dirty
Don't wanna get it dirty
Don't wanna get it dirty




11. BURNING BRIDGES

You haven't changed much
From the last time I saw you
You look so new to these old eyes
So much water's gone over the bridge
That burned between you and I
I've avoided nostalgia ignored the sentimental
Tried to cut myself off from much of the past
All that macho and all that bravado
Makes me wanna laugh makes me wanna laugh
We do what it takes to keep on pushin'
We do what it takes to survive
But seeing you now here at this moment
Don't it make you wonder

Why'd we wanna burn those bridges
Why'd we wanna light such a flame
Ain't no way to stay warm at the fire
Of burning bridges burning bridges

I've made some adjustments
Worked out some problems
Nearly drove myself crazy with things I can't change
But all that's history little darlin'
And it's good to see you smile
Just good to see you smile again
You got what it takes to keep on pushin'
You got what it takes to survive
But seeing you now here at this moment
Don't it make me wonder

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Why'd we wanna burn those bridges
Why'd we wanna light such a flame
Ain't no way to stay warm at the fire
Of burning bridges
Why'd we wanna cry such a river
Why'd we wanna sswim that distant shores
There ain't nothing to see in the light
Of burning bridges

I'm thinkin' that we could start over
But rebuilding bridges takes time
Time to heal time to forgive
Let live and forget

You haven't changed much from the last time I saw you
You look so new to these old eyes
So much water's gone over the bridge so much water

[Chorus]

Burning bridges burning bridges burning bridges




12. CAN'T SHAKE IT

Here it come here it come
She'll make the hair rise on every inch of your skin
With a blink of an eye she's out to do me in
She loves to play it rough got me in the ropes
She's wearing my name in a blue tatoo
I couldn't run if I wanted to

I can't shake it I can't shake it

She's a high maintenance unit
Never lets me down
Got diamonds on her stockings
No she wears me out
Doctor says it's the worst case
He's ever seen is that right sir
Well ya know I ain't blind baby
I can see
I can't get straight
For the life of me

I can't shake it I can't shake it

She starts me up and turns me inside out
She's too hot a fire to ever put out can't shake it

I can't shake it oooh no
Ummm bad she's wearing my name in a blue tatoo
Yea you look so good baby in those seven inch heels
Across my back

She's so tough the way she turns me round
Tears me up never lets me down
Can't shake it
Well she starts me up and turns me inside out
She's too hot a fire to ever put out aahhhhhh

I can't shake it I can't shake it

You know what I'm talkin' about
I can't shake it
Is that right baby
I can't shake it yea
I can't shake it I can't shake it
Wooo
I can't shake it
Lookin' so fine baby
I can't shake it I can't shake it
No no no
I can't shake it
Woooo
I can't shake it




13. TREASURE

As children we're drawn to gold
And wonders of stories told
How riches are earned
Lessons are learned
And all ends well
And life is that simple game
When loves finally comes our way
And if we're naive
We can't help believe
We'll conquer it all
We've found the strongest love
And hope is in our eyes
Let's not take it for granted
All that we're feelin' tonight

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When bands of gold and diamonds
Finally lose their shine
And all the stars and glitter fade away
There's no way to measure
The chance it could last forever
But it's ours right now to treasure
On the way

Tonight all the streets are lined
In moonlight and silver twine
If we make a wish
There's no telling if
It's gonna survive
'Cause even the strongest love
Needs a little help along the way
Let's not take it for granted
By letting it all slip away

When bands of gold and diamonds
Finally lose their shine
And all the stars and glitter fade away
There's no way to measure
The chance it could last forever
But it's ours right now to treasure
And I do treasure you
Yes I do

[Chorus]

When bands of gold and diamonds
Finally lose their shine
Gonna lose that shine