Bachman Turner Overdrive

Bachman Turner Overdrive II tracks

Lyrics


1. BLOWN

I used to smoke my face out
Right through the sky
I used to love to freak out
Do you wonder why
I'd hear the Stones rollin'
And I'd roll too
I didn't care what I was doin'
As long as I was with you

I was blown (woo woo)
And that's what you are now
I was blown (woo woo)
Didn't care why or how
I was blown (woo woo)
Rant jump and scream
I was blo-o-own
Right inside a dream

I used to tell my story
Right out loud
I sure was in my glory
I sure was proud
But then one day I fell down
I couldn't get up
People crowdin' all around
That's when they locked me up




2. WELCOME HOME

I get up early in the morning
And rush to catch a plane
I'm going to live inside my suitcase
Back on the road again

Big stage and bright lights
Try to relax before the show
So glad to be here tonight
That I just can't wait to go, I gotta go

Welcome Home
Welcome Home
Welcome Home
It feels good

I'm going to save up all of my money
Just to see if I could
Try to brighten my appearance
With clothes from Hollywood

We're climbing up the music ladder
The girls won't leave us alone
But it really doesn't matter
If we're nothing back home, back home

Welcome Home
Welcome Home
Welcome Home
It feels good

Welcome Home
Welcome Home
Welcome Home
It feels good

So glad we left the praire city
And now we're living on the coast
We went and got ourselves a manager
We all think he's the most

Silver 'vette with gold wheels
We see him cruise around town
No, he's never really up
No, he's never really down down, he's just mojo

Welcome home
Said welcome home baby
Ah, welcome home
It feels good

Welcome home
So good to drive in your own car with your old lady
Said welcome home
Welcome home
So good to see you again
Welcome home baby
So good to sleep in your own bed
Oowhoo, feels good




3. STONEGATES

I was raised, born and bred in a praire town
When a dark eyed woman really laid the feelings down
We were one, had our fun in our younger years
Well I remember damn well she loved me
And she remembers damn well she cared

Stonegates, closing me in
If I get free won't see me again
Stonegates, wish I could be
Back in the country, wish I was free

I was down, leaving town on a midnight train
When a long legged woman come walking down platform A
She was lean, made a scene as she came my way
Well we traveled on down thru the midwest towns
In Chicago we parted ways

Stonegates, closing me in
If I get free won't see me again
Stonegates, wish I could be
Back in the country, wish I was free

Stonegates, closing me in
If I get free won't see me again
Stonegates, wish I could be
Back in the country, wish I was free

I was down, leaving town on a midnight train
When a long legged woman come walking down platform A
She was lean, made a scene as she came my way
Well we traveled on down thru the midwest towns
In Chicago we parted ways
Stonegates, closing me in
If I get free won't see me again
Stonegates, wish I could be
Back in the country, wish I was free

Move around town




4. LET IT RIDE

Good bye, I lied
Don't cry, would you let it ride?
Good bye, I lied
Don't cry, would you let it ride?

You can see the mornin', but I can see the light
Try, Try, Try, to let it ride
While you've been out runnin' I've been waitin' half the Night
Try, Try, Try, to let it ride

And would you cry if I told you that I lied?
And would you say goodbye or would you let it ride?
Good bye, hard life, don’t cry, would you let it ride?

Babe, my life is not complete, I never see you smile
Try, Try, Try, to let it ride
Baby you want the forgivin' kind, and that's just not my Style
Try, Try, Try, to let it ride

And would you cry if I told you that I lied?
And would you say goodbye or would you let it ride?
Good bye, hard life, don’t cry, would you let it ride?

I've been doin' things worthwhile, and You’ve been bookin' Time
Try, Try, Try, to let it ride
Runnin’ with the crazy crowd, ooh, ain’t no friends o’ mine
Try, Try, Try, to let it ride

And would you cry if I told you that I lied?
And would you say goodbye or would you let it ride?
Good bye, hard life, don’t cry, would you let it ride?

Would you let it ride
Try, Try, Try, to let it ride
Would you let it ride




5. GIVE IT TIME

You can see'em, the things that you want
But you don't have the means to buy
I've been eyeing what you've got in stock
And I'll tell you what's on my mind
We could meet in a room with a lock
If the world can't reach us, the world could be ours
You like moving all over town, where the music gets down In your heart
I've been watching the things that you shake
And they're driving me out of my mind
Can't you see that I'm here to decide
And the heat from your eyes, just burns my insides
Give it time

Give it time

Think about it
Wooh Wooh Wooh Wooh Wooh yeah yeah

When I saw you in the clothes that you wore
I dreamed that I was amazed
No, I've never felt this way before
And I'm trying to think what to say, what do I say
Every time when you look at me
In your eyes I can see, there's nothing for free

Give it time




6. TRAMP

Tramp
Have you got a quarter for me
Tramp
I'll even take a dime anytime

Standing on a corner
Living in the street
I got to made a living from
The people that I meet
I'm a tramp
Just a tramp

Spare change hand outs
Begging all the time
I need a story for a song
Some thoughts to put in line
Something good is something gained
Like reaching for a star
I'll get a healthy bank account
A suit and shiny car

Tramp
Have you got a quarter for me
Tramp
I'll even take a dime anytime

Spare change hand outs
Begging all the time
I need a story for a song
Some thoughts to put in line
Something good is something gained
Like reaching for a star
I'll get a healthy bank account
A suit and shiny car
Tramp
Have you got a quarter for me
Tramp
I'll even take a dime anytime

Standing on a corner
Living in the street
I got to made a living from
The people that I meet
I'm a tramp
Just a tramp

I'm a tramp
Just a tramp
I'm a tramp
Just a tramp
I'm a tramp
Just a tramp




7. I DON'T HAVE TO HIDE

Black witches sing their verses
Of charms, hexes and curses
They tried to take out my eyes
But I don't have to hide

I don't have to hide
I don't have to hide
I don't have to hide from you
I don't have to hide
I don't have to hide
I don't have to hide from you

Black sunset's on it's way down
I've got to go out on the town
I'm not afraid of the night
But I don't have to hide

I don't have to hide
I don't have to hide
I don't have to hide from you
I don't have to hide
I don't have to hide
I don't have to hide from you

Black moon-dogs chasing at me
Way down to the sea
They want to steal my life
But I don't have to hide

I don't have to hide
I don't have to hide
I don't have to hide from you
I don't have to hide
I don't have to hide
I don't have to hide from you




8. TAKIN' CARE OF BUSINESS

You get up every morning
From your alarm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
There's a whistle up above
And people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty
And if your train's on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day
And I'll be...
Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime
Work out
If it were easy as fishin'
You could be a musician
If you could make sounds loud or mellow
Get a second-hand guitar
Chances are you'll go far
If you get in with the right bunch of fellows
People see you having fun
Just a-lying in the sun
Tell them that you like it this way
It's the work that we avoid
And we're all self-employed
We love to work at nothing all day
And we be...
Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime
Take good care of my business
When I'm away, every day whoo!
You get up every morning
From your alarm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
There's a whistle up above
And people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty
And if your train's on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day
And I'll be...
Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business.....