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Rock and Roll Strategy tracks

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1. ROCK AND ROLL STRATEGY

Men like me ‘cause I speak my mind
And women like me ‘cause I take my time
Try not to take life too serious
I might get burned
If you've got somethin' to show me
I'm willing to learn
Got enough trouble just making it day to day
And when the world starts spinnin'
‘N I feel like I'm going insane

[Chorus:]
I got a system that's guaranteed
I got a rock ‘n roll strategy
It ain't no science but it works for me
It's just a rock ‘n roll strategy
Get in my car
Head downtown
Turn up the radio roll the windows down
It ain't no science but it gets me around
It's just rock ‘n roll strategy
Turn it up

If you walk down the middle people criticize you for
Sitting on a fence
And if you walk on the right
Or you walk on the left
They say you're much too radical to make any sense
Can't win for losin'
Might as well be yourself
And when it gets so confusin'
You fell like checkin' out

[Chorus]

Can't win for losin'
Might as well be yourself
And when it gets so confusin'
You feel like checkin' out

I got a system that's guaranteed
I got a rock ‘n roll strategy
It ain't no science but it works for me
It's just a rock ‘n roll strategy
Get in my car
Head downtown
Turn up the radio roll the windows down
It ain't no science but it gets me around
It's just rock ‘n roll strategy
I got a system that's bonafide
Works for me everytime I try
It ain't no science but it gets me by
It's just a rock ‘n roll strategy
Turn it up




2. WHAT'S IT TO YA?

Billy's got a fast car
You know he works it so hard, cause he
Knows it's gonna take him real far tonight
Betty wears her short dress
Loves to be the actress
Lord, it could get reckless tonight

But then a cop pulls ‘em over to interrogate
He flashes his lights and gets it in their face
And says: "Where do you think you're goin'?"

[Chorus:]

What's it to ya
We were only takin' in the sights
What's it to ya
Can a couple of kids have fun tonight?

Johnny plays it so loud
Hangs out with the wrong crowd
Well he plans to make his guitar his life
Judy's acting so sweet
But like little Miss Molly
Ya know she loves to dance and shake it all night.

But when he brings her home she's four hours late
Her parents scream it's your last mistake
What have you been doin'?




3. LITTLE SHEBA

I took a business trip
Down to Florida
I got a room at a Holiday Inn
There was an earthquake in California
Must be the reason why this place was shakin'
Down in the barroom it was
Loaded with servicemen
Elbow to elbow
I said: "Scuze me blood,
Just what is shakin'?"
He say, "Girls on the dance floor
Wrestling in jello"
And the joint was jammin'
From the pumpin' by the D.J.
They were rappin' and clappin'
When up steps Little Sheba

[Chorus:]
Little Sheba she's as tough as you find
She's the local color burnin' like a Florida Pine
They raise the girls on gator down here
Doncha know
Little sheba she's the favorite one
Everybody's got money on her 9 to 1
They raise the girls on gator down here
Doncha know

Into the ring steps her worthy opponent
A nasty little vixen with a New York vibe
Before Little Sheba could say,
"Welcome to Dixie"
She'd kick all her buttons
And punched out her headlights
And the crowd was reelin'
They were chomping and chanting
They can't believe what they're seein'
Didn't look good for Little Sheba

[Chorus]

Now to make a long story
Just a little bit longer
Little Sheba was humbled on that humid night
She returned from emergency
With a fistfull of fractures
Our fabled femme fatale
Spoilin' for another fight

[Chorus]




4. COMIN' DOWN TONIGHT

Girl don't you run and hide
It's not you're runnin' from
You've built your walls so high
Can't see which side you're on

Just give your heart some rope
Let love take over, let me show ya
We're gettin' nowhere baby
It's time to just let go

[Chorus:]
I'll be knockin' down your wall
It's comin' down tonight
I ain't turnin' back no more no
Stay with me baby
There's nothin' girl
We can't work out in time

Well get ready
It's comin down tonight, get ready
It's comin' down tonight

There ain't no fortress
Gonna keep you safe tonight
You put on that red dress
And come down here lookin' so fine
We all need a hand to hold
In celebration time is wastin'
We're gettin' nowhere baby
It's time to just let go

[Chorus]

There's nothin' girl
We can't work out in time
You better believe it




5. MIDNIGHT MAGIC

Out of the setting sun
You can see the red sky rising
Could she be the one
Cutting through the blue still water

I hear our voices dancing on the wind
All the words that we said would never end
As I hold you in my arms
There suddenly appears the brightest star
Well come here closer baby

[Chorus:]
Didn't I tell you
Midnight Magic
Would come someday, we'd sail away
If for the moment
We let our dreams take over
Midnight Magic
Is waiting for us
We can sail forever in our hearts
Heaven's not too far away

Remember Monterey
We'd sit and count the waves for hours
The ships would pass our way
In our hearts we could feel the power
I could see forever in your eyes
If you'd only let me stay tonight
Can't you see we could have it all
Can't you hear the north wind call
Well come here closer baby

[Chorus]

As I hold you in my arms
There suddenly appears the brightest star
Well come here closer baby

[Chorus]

Didn't I tell you, Didn't I tell you
Oh, baby

Didn't I tell you didn't I tell you
Oh. baby, heaven's not to far away




6. SECOND CHANCE

Since you been gone
I feel my life slipping away
I look to the sky
And everything is turnin' gray
All I made was one mistake
How much more will I have to pay
Why can't you think it over
Why can't you forget about the past

[Chorus:]
When love makes this sound babe
A heart needs a second chance
Don't put me down babe
Can't you see I love you
Since you been gone I've been in a trance
This heart needs a second chance
Don't say it's over I just can't say goodbye

So this is love
Standing in the pouring rain
I fooled on you
But she never meant a thing
And I know I ain't got no right
To ask you to sympathize
But why can't you think it over
Why can't you forget the past

[Chorus]

I never loved her
I never needed her
She was willing and that's all there is to say
Don't forsake me
Please don't leave me now
A heart needs a second chance




7. HOT'LANTA

I been desert hot down in Phoenix
I been smoggy hot out in L.A.
I been high ‘n dry hot in Colorado
I been charred out on the Midwest Plains
I been madhatter flattened by the heat in Manhattan
I been muggy on the Mighty Miss
I been burned like a stick on Route 66
But I ain't never been this

[Chorus:]
Hot'lanta, how come you do me this way
When you're 99 in the noonday sun
And a hundred and one in the shade
Hot'lanta, I think I prefer your nights
With your cosmopolitan café women
How they do go on and on
Down in Hot'lanta

In a fuselage in a crowded sky
I was trying very hard not to think
But in a paranoid vision of the worst that could happen
I asked my stewardess "Just one more drink"

The cabin temperature had me in a blur
I was shaking by the time we touched down
We hit that tarmac
Hell bent for Mary Mac's
Back in your sizzlin' town

[Chorus]




8. NEVER BE LONELY

Says she wants to dance real slow
Real slow
It's gettin' late and it's time to go
But I don't wanna know
Feels strange to be holding on to someone new
After so long
Don't tell me what I need to hear
Tell me what I wanna hear
And baby make me believe it

[Chorus:]
Say I'll never be lonely again
I don't need a lover tonight just a friend
I know I'm lost but maybe you found me
Tell me lies and put your arms around me
Say I'll never be lonely again
Help me to pretend

Whisper to me it'll be alright
And it'll be alright
I guess it's you ‘n me against the night
And it's a long brutal night
‘N if I'm dragging you into my life
That's the price of the ticket
It's good to have you along for the ride
Now speak those words
I don't care if you don't mean it

[Chorus]

In a world of hurt
You need someone you can bleed on
A true friend
But nothin's ever for sure
Sometimes a friend can be
Long gone

Says she wants to dance real slow
Real slow
It's gettin' late and it's time to go
But just lie once more
Baby make me believe it

You know I'm lost but maybe you found me
Tell me lies and put your arms around me
Say I'll never be lonely again
Help me to pretend




9. CHATTAHOOCHEE

I got a room where I can breathe
I got a view no one else can see
Everybody here knows just what's right for me
Don't have to worry, the Doctor's always in
I'm never lonely, I'm here with all my friends

[Chorus:]
In Chattahoochee, I'm not crazy
Chattahoochee, I'm just lazy
Chattahoochee, Found my home
In Chattahoochee.

Out on the outside they sweat to pay the rent
While we play cards, they say we ain't got no sense
They think they have a good time
Blowin' somethin' up their nose
Their corporate ladder can kill you it's so high
While it's a party, here on the other side

[Chorus]

Who's to say who's crazy, It's easy to see
All you gotta do is turn on your T.V.
All the people on the outside tryin' to be someone else
I'm havin' fun here just bein' myself, in Chattahoochee.

They brought me here and said,"You're so dangerous to youself"
But I ain't the one here ‘bout to blow us all to hell
Just here to have a good time, let me know how it goes
Don't have to worry, the Doctor's always in
I'd rather be here with all of my friends.




10. INNOCENT EYES

It was a coal black night
I was standing on a pier
I was thinking of a time
When you were here
We were so in love
We were blind to the world
Through the innocent eyes
Of a boy and a girl
Oh baby time goes on
But the memory won't fade
And when I hear that old song
I can't help thinkin' 'bout the love we made

[Chorus:]
One time I'd like to go back
To see better with not so inncocent eyes
One time I'd like to do that
If I could find a way
Now that innocent eyes have faded

On the night we met
We dance across the floor
From our first embrace
We were hungry for more
But baby time goes on
But the memory plays games
And when you hear that old song
Do you ever stop thinkin' about the love we made

[Chorus]

One time I'd like to go back
To see better with not so inncocent eyes
One time I'd like to do that
If I could find a way
One night it's all that I ask
To see better with not so inncocent eyes
One night I'd like to go back
If life would play that way
Oh but innocent eyes fade.




11. LOVE STRIKES

It's been rainin' so hard
Been lonely so long
‘Til you reached in the dark
I never thought you'd find me
But now I walk in the light
Wherever I go
I wanna feel the strength
Watch it unfold
Share it all with you
There's one thing that I know, yea.

[Chorus:]
It runs deep
When love strikes
It hits so hard, stops you dead in your tracks
It takes over from inside
When love strikes

It's spreading like fire
My heart's melting like ice
It's lightning traveling on wire
Hit me straight between the eyes, yea
I wanna take it tonight
As far as it goes
I wanna feel the strength
Watch it unfold
Share it all with you
There's one thing that I know, yea

[Chorus]

You may not recover
You'll know it's right
When love strikes