Bachman Turner Overdrive

Bachman Turner Overdrive tracks

Lyrics

1. GIMME YOUR MONEY PLEASE

I was walking on down the alley
When a face I've never seen
Came so from deep in the darkness
And his mouth came on real mean

And I saw that he'd been liquored
And he staggered up to -- you know -- he staggered up to His feet
And he said, "Boy, you'd better move real slow
And gimme your money please."
He said, "Gimme your money please."

Wasn't that strange
Wasn't that strange indeed
Wasn't that strange
Wasn't that strange indeed
He said, "Gimme your money please."
He said, "Gimme your money please."

Being born and raised in New York
There ain't nothing you won't see
'Cause the streets are filled with bad goings-on
And you know that's no place to be

But my car broke down in the evening
You know it just stopped stone cold
Stopped stone cold in the street
And a dirty mean man with a shot glass eye
He said, "Gimme your money please."
He said, "Gimme your money please."

Wasn't that strange
Wasn't that strange indeed
Wasn't that strange
Wasn't that strange indeed
He said, "Gimme your money please."
He said, "Gimme your money please."

Being born and raised in New York
There ain't nothing you won't see
'Cause the streets are filled with bad goings-on
And you know that's no place to be

But my car broke down in the evening
You know it just stopped stone cold
Stopped stone cold in the street
And a dirty mean man with a shotgun in his hand
He said, "Gimme your money please."
He said, "Gimme your money please."

Wasn't that strange
Wasn't that strange indeed
Wasn't that strange
Wasn't that strange indeed
He said, "Gimme your money please."
He said, "Gimme your money please."
He said, "Gimme your money please."
He said, "Gimme your money please."
(Awww!)




2. HOLD BACK THE WATER

Headed 'cross the border
Looking for a place to play
I left the sun behind
I don't mind
But I think that it looked like rain

Hold back the water
I gotta find time to burn
Hold back the water
I gotta find time to burn

Headed west to Georgia
Looking for the road to L.A.
They say the weather's fine
But the sun don't shine
'Cause the smog's always in the way

Hold back the water
I gotta find time to burn
Hold back the water (Yo!)
I gotta find time to burn

I've never played no smoker
You know I've never played no hotdog
The preacher say
I was born this way
With storm cloud in my heart

Hold back the water
I gotta find time to burn
Hold back the water
I gotta find time to burn
I gotta find time to burn
I gotta find time to burn
I gotta find time to burn (Whooo)

Headed 'cross the border
Looking for a place to play
I left the sun behind
I don't mind
But I think that it looked like rain

Hold back the water
I gotta find time to burn

Hold back the water (Yo!)
I gotta find time to burn
I gotta find time to burn
I gotta find time to burn
I gotta find time to burn

Hold back the water (Hey!)
I gotta find time to burn




3. BLUE COLLAR

Walk your street
And I'll walk mine
And should we meet
Would you spare me some time

'Cause you should see my world
Meet my kind
Before you judge our minds

Blue collar
Sleep your sleep
I'm awake and alive
I keep late hours
Your nine to five

So I would like you know I need the quiet hours
To create in this world of mine

Blue collar
I'd like you to know at four in the morning
Things are coming mine
All I've seen, all I've done
And those I hope to find

I'd like to remind you at four in the morning
My world is very still
The air is fresh under diamond skies
Makes me glad to be alive

You keep that beat
And I keep time
Your restless face
Is no longer mine

I rest my feet
While the world's in heat
And I wish that you could do the same

Blue collar
Blue collar




4. LITTLE GANDY DANCER

Money
She always gets a chance
Music
She sure knows how to dance

She's a high-flying woman so reach for the sky
She's gonna knock you down then pass on by

She's a high-stepping prancer
A tried true romancer
She's a little gandy dancer
And she's too much for me (Ow!)
Little gandy dancer

Broken
She left me with a broken heart
Spinnin'
I don't know how to start

She's a low-flying woman she dragged me around
She'll get you high on love then knock you down

She's a high-stepping prancer
A tried true romancer
She's a little gandy dancer
And she's too much for me (Ow! Ow!)
Little gandy dancer

Dance, dance, dance little gandy dancer
Dance, dance, dance little gandy dancer ...

Dance, dance, dance
Dance, dance, dance ...

Dance on, beauty




5. STAYED AWAKE ALL NIGHT

In the cool cool cool of the morning
That's when I'm coming home
In the cool cool cool of the morning
That's when I'm coming home

Stayed awake all night
(Stayed awake all night)
Stayed awake all night night long
(Stayed awake all night)
Stayed awake all night
(Stayed awake all night)
Stayed awake all night night long
(Stayed awake all night)
Stayed awake all night
Stayed awake all night
Stayed awake all night
Stayed awake all night

In the cool cool cool of the ev'ning
I'm hitched up and ready to ride
In the cool cool cool of the ev'ning
I'm hitched up and ready to ride

Gonna truck all night
(Gonna truck all night)
Gonna truck all night night long
(Gonna truck all night)
Gonna truck all night
(Gonna truck all night)
Gonna truck all night night long
(Gonna truck all night)
Stayed awake all night
Stayed awake all night
Stayed awake all night
Stayed awake all night

In the cool cool cool of the morning
That's when I'm coming home
In the cool cool cool of the morning
That's when I'm coming home

Stayed awake all night
(Stayed awake all night)
Stayed awake all night night long
(Stayed awake all night)
Stayed awake all night
(Stayed awake all night)
Stayed awake all night night long
(Stayed awake all night)
Stayed awake all night
Stayed awake all night
Stayed awake all night
Stayed awake all night

Stayed awake all night
(Stayed awake all night)
Stayed awake all night
(Stayed awake all night)
Stayed awake all night
(Stayed awake all night)
Stayed awake all night
(Stayed awake all night)
Stayed awake all night
Stayed awake all night
Stayed awake all night
Stayed awake all night

Stayed awake stayed awake
All night
Stayed awake stayed awake
All night
Stayed awake stayed awake
All night
Stayed awake

And the music goes round and round
And the music goes round and round
And the music goes round and round
And the music goes round and round
Stayed awake all night




6. DOWN AND OUT MAN

Had a widow down in Boston
You know she really trusted me
Then I ran away to Cleveland
From a brand new bride-to-be

Held a preacher's plate in Memphis
On a dark cold Sunday night
By Tuesday was in Alabam'
Showing people how to do it right

I'm a down and out man
Guess you wonder why I am
I'm a down and out man
Guess you wonder why I am

Tried to boogie in a honky-tonk
But my old guitar was out of tune
That's when they didn't like my music
So they tried to throw me out the room

I was living in a funky world
They were living in three four time
All my friends are into rock and roll
Or they ain't no friends of mine

I'm a down and out man
Guess you wonder why I am
I'm a down and out man
Guess you wonder why I am

(Down and out man)
(Guess you wonder why I am)
I'm a down and out man
Guess you wonder why I am
I'm a down and out man
Guess you wonder why I am

(Down and out man)
(Guess you wonder why I am)
I'm a down and out man
Guess you wonder why I am
I'm a down and out man
Guess you wonder why I am




7. DON'T GET YOURSELF IN TROUBLE

Everybody's been standing around like they're ready
Everybody's been going around carrying signs

Come on and get a few things back together
And don't get lost in the stormy weather
Or when you're flying like birds of a feather

Don't get yourself in trouble
Don't get yourself in trouble
Don't get yourself in trouble
Don't get yourself in trouble
(Here comes trouble now)

Everybody's been standing around like they're ready
Everybody's been going around carrying signs

Just keep on dancing to the music
It's the only way you're gonna use it
And when you shake your money maker

Don't get yourself in trouble
Don't get yourself in trouble
Don't get yourself in trouble
Don't get yourself in trouble

Everybody's been standing around like they're ready
Everybody's been going around carrying signs

Come on and get a few things back together
Don't get lost in the stormy weather
And when you're flying around like birds of a feather

Don't get yourself in trouble
Don't get yourself in trouble
Don't get yourself in trouble
Don't get yourself in trouble




8. THANK YOU FOR THE FEELIN'

Thank you for the feelin'
But I think I've had enough
For the sun came late this morning
And I sure am feeling rough

Been this way for hours
Just can't seem to clear my head
Thank you for the feelin'
But I should have stayed in bed

What a night I had
Never been so right
Find a pretty face
Stayed there most the night

Fed me wine and laughter
Dandied up so tight
I don't remember coming home
And I'm not going back tonight

I'd like to thank you
I'd like to thank you
I'd like to thank you for the feelin'

I'd like to thank you
I'd like to thank you
I'd like to thank you for the feelin'
(Give it some feelin')

Thank you for the feelin'
But I think I've had enough
For the sun came late this morning
And I sure am feeling rough

Been this way for hours
Just can't seem to clear my head
Thank you for the feelin'
But I should have stayed in bed

Had a devil's face
Emotion that could melt
Why so many dozen men
A love they'd never felt

Took me home, shared a dream
Knew just what I'd like
I don't remember coming home
And I'm not going back tonight

I'd like to thank you
I'd like to thank you
I'd like to thank you for the feelin'

I'd like to thank you
I'd like to thank you
I'd like to thank you for the feelin'

I'd like to thank you
I'd like to thank you
I'd like to thank you for the feelin'

I'd like to thank you
I'd like to thank you
I'd like to thank you for the feelin'

Thank you
Thank you
Thank you for the feelin'

Thank you
Thank you
Thank you for the feelin'

Thank you
Thank you
Thank you for the feelin'

Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you

Thank you
Thank you
Thank you for the feelin'...