Bachman Turner Overdrive

Freeways tracks

Lyrics


1. CAN WE ALL COME TOGETHER

Can We All Come Together
You are what you are
I am what I am
Can we all come together
With some kind of plan

I want you to laugh
But you want me to cry
Can we all come together
Hey, why don't we try

Can we all come together
Can we reach across the sea
There are worlds in between us
The sky is all we see
So let's all come together
Let's all come together

Why do we like different things
And we live different ways
Can we come together
For happier days

I want you to smile
But you let me down
Can we come together
Let's do it right now

I see you live for the sun
I live for the rain
Can we come together
Can we be the same

I want to settle down
But you want to run
Can we come together
Can we be like one




2. LIFE STILL GOES ON (I'M LONELY)

Standin' in the street, shaved, I'm washed and neat
And the time is mine
But I don't even know where I'm goin'
Been too long in town, just workin' right tied down
But I got my pay
And I'm willin' to spend what I'm earnin'
Maybe over town, where the say love can be found anytime Of day
I'll be lookin' you know I've been wishin'
Need a lovin' face, nice hair, some fancy lace
Someone soft and warm
Then those nights spent alone won't seem wasted

Get me on down, get me into the place
Where the beat of the street, and the people that meet
Take the blues far away
'Cause I'm lonely, ya baby I'm lonely
And life still goes on where I'm goin'

Listen
Can you hear me now
Can you hear me I'm callin' for lovin'
Hear me
Won't you listen now
Can you hear me I'm callin' for lovin'




3. SHOTGUN RIDER

There was a man who owned a part of town
Approached me in his saloon and asked me to sit down

Was I unemployed or would I like a job
He said he owned the stageline and there were men who Liked to rob

He offered me his daughter's hand, an advance of salary
A fancy gun, a pair of boots, and a share in the company

Now I ride shotgun on his stageline
I ride shotgun on his life
I ride shotgun on his money
I ride shotgun on his wife
Shotgun rider, shotgun rider, shotgun

There were outlaws who waited on the trail
For the stagecoach daily run with payrolls and the mail

They spied our dust, and saddled up to ride
They saw the worried driver with me sittin' at his side

So they circled 'round the stagecoach it was their daily Fun
Until they saw the driver smile and spied my trusty gun

We caught the outlaws and took them back to jail
Sent for the county marshal and would not post a bail

Sent 'em up the river. That sure cleaned up the town
I was elected sheriff. The mayor asked me down

I now own half the stageline and half the rest of town
I go to chuch on Sunday. I think I've settled down




4. JUST FOR YOU

You can be the life of the party
Or you can be the belle of the ball
You can break my heart if you want to
And you can make me wait for your call

I can only give you my promise
That I will always stay by your side
You can make my heart spin in circles
And I'll go along for the ride

Just for you -- just for you
Ya ya ya ya -- just for you
There are so many things I would do
D d d d d d -- just for you
Woo-oo-oo
D d d d d d -- just for you
Woo-oo-oo

You can be the tiffany diamond
Or you can be the real Coupe de Ville
You can tear my life into pieces
Or you can make my world stand still

I can only say that I love you
So take me for just what I am
You can see the stars in my future
And I'll go along with the plan

You can be the sun in the morning
To shine your light through all of the day
You can lose my love in the darkness
And you can only show me the way

I can only give you my promise
That I will always stay by your side
You can make my heart spin in circles
And I'll go along for the ride




5. MY WHEELS WON'T TURN

I met a man who bought up land
Wherever his feet would tread
He asked me to El Paso
Said I could stay on his spread
He has horses and cows and tractors and plows
And all kinds of money to burn
But how can I get to Texas
When my wheels won't turn

There was a lady from Spain
Who had a fine frame
Then she moved to Hollywood
She said come and stay for a week and a day
I said I did not think I could
She said the sunshine's fine
I could spend some time
There are lessons I could learn
But how can I get to L.A.
When my wheels won't turn
How can I get to L.A.
When my wheels won't turn

I'm standin' still
'Cause my wheels won't turn
I'm not in love
And my fuel won't burn for you

At a college of knowledge I tried to learn
All the tricks to beat the system
I'd hide nooks and memorize my books
'Till I knew I'd never never miss them
Eventually I got my degree
But the real thing I did learn
You just can't hit your home run
If your wheels won't turn

There was a man in white
Who did things rght
Now he watches from above
He said here's the way that I want you to pray
And the way to live and love
So I saw the light and did things right
But the candle would not burn
Tell me, how can I get to heaven
If my wheels won't turn
How can I get to heaven
If my wheels won't turn




6. DOWN DOWN

When the mornin' comes
You'll know by my shoes I've been out walking

If I don't return
You'll know I've found something to believe in, to believe In

Waiting for the sun
My heart will surely break if it starts raining

It's the oasis I seek
'Cause the sand of the desert makes me thirsty, makes me Thirsty

Down, down we all go down
'Round, 'round we all go 'round
Down, down we all go down
We all go down-down-down-down

If I learn to fly
You know I'll go places never been before

If I reach a star
You know I will dwell on it forever, forever

There are mysteries
My children have rhymes with hidden meanings

If I learn the truth
I'm sure that the end will leave me crying, leave me crying




7. EASY GROOVE

When you feel like dancin'
But you're all shook out
We have found the answer
Turn yourself about
Find yourself some people
To stand out in a line
Join the ends together
Now you're doin' fine

Keep it smooth, ah
With an easy groove, oh
Keep it smooth, ah
With an easy groove, huh

Dance it in a circle
Shake your heads around
Turn it counterclockwise
Put your hands up and down
You don't need to hustle
When you want to move
So take some time relax your mind
And do the easy groove
Keep it smooth

When you're feeling mellow
And life is in a spin
We have found the answer
Let something new begin
Get aboard the dance train
We're gonna take a ride
It's time to go in evenflow
And leave your cares outside




8. FREEWAYS

Drivin' in a beat up car
The highway is long but we've come so far
Two thousand miles from home
We got to find someplace that we can belong

But, we know, the freeways in life are all pointing us home
Don't you know, nothing in this life could mean anymore
Freeways, freeways

Headin' out into the sun
We've been to the stars, and we've only begun
Nothin's gonna change our mind
There's songs to be sung, but we've left them behind