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Wild-Eyed Southern Boys tracks

Lyrics


1. HOLD ON LOOSELY

You see it all around you
Good lovin' gone bad
And usually it's too late when you, realize what you had
And my mind goes back to a girl I left some years ago,
Who told me,
Just Hold On Loosely, but don't let go
If you cling to tightly,
you're gonna lose control
Your baby needs someone to believe in
And a whole lot of space to breathe in

It's so damn easy, when your feelings are such
To overprotect her, to love her too much
And my mind goes back to a girl I left some years ago
Who told me,
Just Hold On Loosely, but don't let go
If you cling too tight babe,
you're gonna loose control
Your baby needs someone to believe in
And a whole lot of space to breathe in

Don't let her slip away
Sentimental fool
Don't let your heart get in her way
yeah, yeah, yeah,

You see it all around you
Good lovin' gone bad
And usually it's too late when you, realize what you had
And my mind goes back to a girl I left some years ago,
Who told me,
Just Hold On Loosely, but don't let go
If you cling to tightly,
you're gonna lose control
Your baby needs someone to believe in
And a whole lot of space to breathe in

So Hold On Loosely, but don't let go
If you cling too tight babe,
you're gonna lose it
You're gonna -- lose control
yeah, yeah, yeah Just Hold On Loosely but don't let go
If you cling too tight babe,
you're gonna loose control

Hold on Loosely, but don't let go
If you cling too tight babe,
you're gonna loose control
yeah, yeah, yeah




2. FIRST TIME AROUND

People might say that I'm no good,
Livin' like I do
Well I stake my life on my future,
Can you say that you feel like I do?
Now, if there's any room for doubting,
You better look some more
'cause I made my mistakes while I know it,
I know you've heard it all before

But it's your first time around,
Sometimes the runnin' can sure get you down
It's your first time around
Don't get trapped by the life that you found

If you find your life at a dead end,
Sweatin' and breathin' for room
You never crawl before you walk
You gotta take the bad with the good

But it's your first time around,
Sometimes the runnin' can sure get you down,
It's your first time around
Don't get trapped by the life that you found,
The life you found...

People might say that I'm no good,
Livin' like I do
I stake my life on my future,
Can you say that you feel like I do?
So if you find your life at a dead end,
Sweatin' and breathin' for room
You better crawl before you walk,
You gotta take the bad with the good
You should be lookin' for some answers
You think you have them all
I got news for you, brother;
Ain't nobody too big to fall

But it's your first time around,
Sometimes the runnin' can sure get you down,
It's your first time around
Don't get trapped by the life that you found
It's your first time around




3. WILD-EYED SOUTHERN BOYS

Its a hot night at the juke joint
And the bands pumpin rhythm and blues
Gonna spill a little rock and roll blood tonight
Gonna make some front page news
And the ladies hate the violence
Still they never seem to look away

Cause they love those
Wild eyed southern boys
Wild eyed boys
Wild eyed southern boys

Its a southern point of honor
You got a get right in on the action
You can hear the outlaws holler
Fight for the lady in black
And she's just one in a million
But she's all I need tonight

Cause she loves those
Wild eyed southern boys
Wild eyed boys
Wild eyed southern boys

Wild eyed boys
Oohhh yeah
Wild eyed boys

A man of wealth and power
Is out on the dance hall floor
He got a champagne Eldorado parked outside the door
And he's looking for a honky tonk angel
But he don't stand a chance in hell

Cause he ain't no wild eyed southern boy
Wild eyed boy
Wild eyed southern boy
Wild eyed
Wild eyed southern boy
Wild eyed southern boys
Wild eyed boy
Wild eyed southern boy
Wild eyed boy
Wild eyed boy
Wild eyed southern boys
Wild eyed boys!




4. BACK ALLEY SALLY

Back Alley Sally,
When you gonna come my way?
It's over here, bouncin' baby,
I been waitin' for you night and day
You got a crew all shook up,
How long's it gonna take for you to give it up?
Back Alley Sally, I can play your game

Back Alley Sally, I know I'm just a crazy fool
I have never never met a woman
Awoman quite like you
You got, I swear you got those crazy eyes,
Kind-a like to take a man by surprise
Back Alley Sally, I love to watch you move

Well I know you like to tease and show your stuff
Oo, baby, I'm callin' your bluff
Come a little closer, let's get on down
We'll drink my whiskey, tear up the town
Back Alley Sally, tell me what you want to do
I got to be back up
I got to leave here soon

You got, I swear you got those crazy eyes,
Kind-a like to take a man by surprise
Back Alley Sally, I love to watch you move

Well I know you like to tease and show your stuff
Oo, baby, I'm callin' your bluff
Now don't think I'm just messin' around,
You're the cream of the crop,
You're my kind of gal.
Back Alley Sally, is that the kind of game you play,
I got to pay your price if I want you to stay.
Back Alley Sally,
I got to pay your price if I want you to stay.




5. FANTASY GIRL

Lately I'm learnin
That so many yearnings are never to be
The childhood illusions are merely delusions of a girl that I see

In my minds eye
I see clearly a vision of how it could be
Me and my fantasy girl
Hold on to me
Be my fantasy girl
Don't set me free

Now I've had my share
Sometimes I swear that I've had enough
You end up in sorrow
Broken tomorrows, love can be tough

But my minds eye sees a vision of true love and how it should be
Me and my fantasy girl
Hold on to me
Be my fantasy girl
Don't set me free
Be my fantasy
Yeah yeah yeah
I see clearly a vision of how it could be, yeah
Be my fantasy
Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah
Be my fantasy girl
Hold on to me
Your my fantasy girl
Don't set me free
Be my fantasy girl
Hold on to me
Your my fantasy girl
Don't set me free
Yeah
From this fantasy




6. HITTIN' AND RUNNIN'

Your bad reputation follows you around
You're tryin' to shake it, but you just can't live it down
You swear that you're tryin', you're desp'rate to change.
Still you're aimin' for the heart ev'ry time love gets away

And you're hittin' and runnin' out on the street
Watch out! she's hittin' and runnin',
She sees you comin' woah
Hittin' and Runnin' out on the street again

You say that you're better and your teasin' is through
But seein's believin' and I just can't say it's true
And I get this feelin' ev'ry time you're in town
If we're passin' on the street you might try to run me down

And you're hittin' and runnin' out on the street
Watch out! she's hittin' and runnin',
She sees you comin' woah
Hittin' and Runnin' out on the street again

You'll be cryin', so tired of lyin,'
So all alone in the danger zone.
You're hurt plenty, you hit so many
that soon you'll wind up alone

Hittin' and runnin' out on the street
Watch out! she's hittin' and runnin',
She sees you comin' woah
Hittin' and Runnin', out on the street again
And again and again!




7. HONKY TONK DANCER

Lady in red what'cha doin'?
Who the hell do you think you're foolin'?
Why you actin' so cold?
You're the angel of town you keep sayin',
"Got to work no time for playin'".
But what the others don't know.

When the clock strikes five you really come alive
Forget about who you are
Forget about the week and all the bus'ness heat
Tonight you become a star
That's what you are,

You're a honky tonk night time dancer,
You're a queenie when you take the floor.
You're a honky tonk night time dancer,
Star attraction that's fo' sho',
That's what you are!

Listen here, now
Monday mornin' comin' routine you're out there runnin'
Boss man likes his coffee sweet
Ain't no life for you, baby,
Soon or later gonna drive you crazy
Moon lightin' ev'ry week

When the sun goes down you really come around
Forget about who you are
You're a night time girl
when you're showin' all the world
Tonight you're gonna be a star
That's what you are

You're a honky tonk night time dancer,
You're a queenie when you take the floor.
You're a honky tonk night time dancer,
Star attraction that's fo' sho',

Monday mornin' comin'
Routine you're out there runnin'
Boss man likes his coffee sweet
Ain't no good for you, baby
Tell the man he must be crazy!
You gotta moonlight ev'ry week

When the clock strikes five you really come alive
Forget about who you are
Forget about the week and all the bus'ness heat
Tonight you become a star.
That's what you are,

You're a honky tonk night time dancer,
You're a queenie when you take the floor.
You're a honky tonk night time dancer.




8. THROW OUT THE LINE

Whoa,
I'm runnin' around in a circle,
Never know where to stop.
'Cause I'm lookin' for
A special kind of lady,
Hopin' that she'll change my luck.
I took a chance, asked you to dance,
Wanted just to take you home.
I'm holdin' steady, I know I'll be ready. Will you be comin' if I call?

Throw out the line,
And make a believer.
Just give me the time,
You know I won't leave ya.
Someday you'll be mine,
I can't give ya up.
Throw out the line.
Oh won't you throw out the line.

So I, I make my move.
I might break all the rules.
The strategy's my only game.
I can't fake it,
My heart won't take it.
I'm hopin' that you'll feel the same.

Throw out the line,
To make a believer.
Just give me the time,
You know I won't leave ya.
Someday you'll be mine,
I can't give you up.
Throw out the line.
Won't you throw out the line.




9. BRING IT ON

I been betrayed, cause I been away.
Why can't you ever see it my way?
C'mon baby, you know what I mean.
I been eleven years doin' long hard work,
We're finally getting' what we deserve.
I said, C'mon baby, I'm not to blame.

I said a one night stand takes a certain kind of man,
But we do it.
It's a hell of way, you learn to live for the day,
If you choose it.
That's why I say now,
Take it from me, it's not like it seems,
Someday I'll give ya all that you need.
But a tense word, baby, you just gotta believe.

I said a one night stand takes a certain kind of man,
But we do it.
You know I'm not much at home,
We live that danger zone,
But you knew it.

That's why I say,
Bring it on.
Bring it on.
I'll deal with trouble when I get home.
Bring it on.
Bring it on.
I'd rather fight it than go it alone. Growl

The jealousy's got you too blind to see.
It ain't fair what you're doin' to me.
I say, c'mon baby, I'm tired of tryin' to please.
Lonely nights and cocaine highs,
If that don't getcha then you'll pay the price.
C'mon baby, that's all a part of me.

I say one night stands take a certain kind of man,
But we do it.
Lord, how we do it.
I'm not much at home, we live that danger zone,

That's why I say,
Bring it on.
Bring it on.
I'll deal with trouble when I get home.
Bring it on.
Bring it on.
I'd rather fight it than go it alone.
Bring it on.
Bring it on.
I'll deal with trouble when I get home.
Bring it on, (Bring it on)
Bring it on.
I'd rather fight it than go it alone.
Bring it on.