Bachman Turner Overdrive

Head on tracks

Lyrics


1. FIND OUT ABOUT LOVE

Turn me loose from all this madness
Cause the situation changes day to day
I been searchin' the world to find the answer
I just got to find some time to slip away

I feel up, I feel down
I feel there's no use in hangin' around
I just got to get back on my feet
Find out about love
Where has love taken me?
Where will love lead me to?
So many questions, I gotta find out
Here it comes

There are times when friends are strangers
And I've got to find myself a hidin' place
If you think you can help me, here's my number
I'll be hidin' out where no one knows my face

I feel up, I feel down
I feel there's no use in hangin' around
I just got to get back on my feet
I just got to get back on my feet
I just got to get back on my feet

Find out about love
Where has love taken me?
Where will love lead me to?
So many questions, I gotta find out
Here it comes, I gotta find out, here it comes




2. IT'S OVER

Blue days, aching to my bones
I love you, baby don't you know
Heartache like this I've never known
I need you like I've never needed before

How long to wait til I'm round that crooked bend
Don't want to hate what I can't have in the end
Too many roads that dead end straight ahead
And now I know that it's over, it's over

Dark clouds, just another day
No sunshine, I don't care if it rains
Sweet dreams are all that's left to claim
Could be I'll never love again

How long to wait til I'm round that crooked bend
Don't want to hate what I can't have in the end
Too many roads that dead end straight ahead
And now I know that it's over, it's over

Just wait until tomorrow
You'll know that's it's over

How long to wait til I'm round that crooked bend
Don't want to hate what I can't have in the end
Too many roads that dead end straight ahead
And now I know that it's over, it's over

Just wait until tomorrow
You'll know that it's over




3. AVERAGE MAN

They say, I make too much money to fit in my pocket
Everyone wants to but no one can top it
I meet more people in a week on the line
Than one man can dream of in his whole lifetime

Can you understand, I'm an average man?
Tryin' to make a livin' do the best that I can
Can you understand, I'm an average man?
But my name is in lights, lights, lights

They stop and stare at our houses and farms
They settled for less, we reached for the stars
They're wishin', not workin' and that's not the way
For what comes too easy is thrown away

Can you understand, I'm an average man?
Tryin' to make a livin' do the best that I can
Can you understand, I'm an average man?
But my name is in lights, lights, lights

We got the future to win, nothing to lose
What's done is behind us, we live how we choose
Everyone's different but one thing's the same
You can't be a winner if you don't play the game

Can you understand, I'm an average man?
Tryin' to make a livin' do the best that I can
Can you understand, I'm an average man?
But my name is in lights




4. WONCHA TAKE ME FOR A WHILE

Something in the way she smiles that melted my heart
And that old familar feeling started haunting me
There was something in the way she cried and I fell apart
So I reached out to touch her
She was meant for me, then she said

Woncha take me for a while
Woncha take me for a while
Need someone, need someone
To make me smile
(Lord ya know I'm going to need it) 1st time
(Yeah you know I do) 2nd time
(Lord you know I need it) 3rd time
Woncha take me for a while

Sunshine fades and so did I, outside in the rain
I needed someone to carry on and really care
My summer came with deep blue skies
When we met again and I reached out to feel her
Sitting next to me and she said




5. WILD SPIRIT

I'm a wild spirit and I've always been this free
Lovin' the skies that I'm under
Born to the wind, Ive been flyin' thru the breeze
Storms roll on filled with thunder

Fighting ways are natural to me
Friday nights you'll find me in 'Lees'
Drinkin' brew and braggin' with ease
Makin' time with ladies I see

I'm a wild spirit, women set the spirit free
Can't break the spell that I'm under
Love to break a heart, I'm together, no not me
End up holding my number

A woman full of love is a tease
Love to me is like a disease
Take your lady, give her the squeeze
If she cries, it's just that she's pleased, so pleased

I'm a wild spirit, I take everything I see
Livin' one day to another
Winning is a thrill and I'm making sure it's me
Thrivin' on the strain that I'm under

Fighting ways are natural to me
Friday nights you'll find me in 'Lees'
Drinkin' brew, braggin' with ease
Making time with ladies I see, you see




6. TAKE IT LIKE A MAN

Only three stops to make in Alabama
Every one a one night stand
Workin' for a man down south Louisiana
Cause Z.Z. ain't his only band
Business ain't been good or bad
But sittin' here will drive me mad

I'm gonna get back where they want me
Get back where they want me
Get back where they want me
Make a stand
I'm gonna take it like a man

Met a stray woman, I think it was in Texas
She was made for those who'd pay
Got a little drunk and raised a mild ruckus
The city said I could not stay

I guess I'm gonna have to change
Until my life is rearranged

You know I'm gonna get back where they want me
Get back where they want me
Get back where they want me
Make a stand
I'm gonna take it like a man

I guess I'm gonna have to change
Until my life is rearranged

I'm gonna get back where they want me
Get back where they want me
Get back where they want me
Make a stand
I'm gonna take it like a man




7. LOOKIN' OUT FOR #1

Every day is an endless train
You got to ride it to the end of the line
Be a troubleshooter, blow the bad luck away
And you will make it to your station on time

And you'll find out every trick in the book
And that there's only way to get things done
You'll find out the only way to the top is lookin' out for #1
I mean you keep looking out for #1

Every night is a different game
We got to work for our fortune and fame
Success is a ladder, take a step at a time
And the people will remember you name

Yes, I found out all the tricks of the trade
And that there's only one way you're gonna get things done
I found out the only way to the top is lookin' out for #1
And that's me, I'm looking out for #1

Every day is an endless train
But I ride it to end of the line
I'm a real troubleshooter and I blow it away
No one's gonna get what's mine

I found out every trick in the book
And that there's only way to get things done
I found out the only way to the top is looking out for #1
I mean you keep looking out for #1

And that's us keep looking out for #1
That's me, I'm looking out for #1




8. AWAY FROM HOME

Early in the morning
When the sun begins to shine
You will see this poor boy
Leavin', leavin' love behind
Seems it's just another day
Guess I'm goin' another way
Away from home

She was the cause of all the grief you see me wearin'
Nobody thought that we would ever split apart
Seems it was an open door
One that I've been thru before
Away from home away, away from home
Away, away, I must go

I've done some livin' and for sure I'll do some dyin'
Her kind of woman almost makes me give up tryin'
Packed up everything I own, strapped it on my back
I'm goin' away from home, away, away from home
Seems what I've been looking for wasn't just an open door
I must go away, away from home

So movin' on along, I'll go
This old road is all I know, go
Away, away from home
Seems what I've been looking for wasn't just an open door
I must go away, away from home
So movin'on along I'll go

Aaaway hey hey away from home
Away from home, away from home, away from home
Away from home away away
Down the road, down the road, the way I'm goin'
Away from home, Away from home
Down the road, down the road
Away from home




9. STAY ALIVE

The sun comes up
The sun goes down
But everything stays the same
It's the same old movie
Or the same old song
Only the players change
It's either 9 to 5
Or work all night
Everybody's got to pay their dues
One half are wrong
One half are right
Sometimes you win
Sometimes you lose

Saying me oh my
We all got to try
To stay alive
And we'll get by
If we all try
To stay alive

There's problems here
There's problems there
We got confusion everywhere
We're all working for a meal
Or to get a better deal
You only want what's fair
I'm stuck on stage
You're stuck at home
Everybody wants to trade places
So I'll be you and you be me
Nothing changes except the faces

Stay alive, stay alive, stay alive
Stay alive, stay alive, stay alive

The sun comes up
The sun goes down
But everything stays the same
It's the same old movie
Or the same old song
Only the players change
It's either 9 to 5
Or work all night
Everybody's got to pay their dues
One half are wrong
One half are right
Sometimes you win
Sometimes you lose

Stay alive, stay alive, stay alive
We got to stay alive, stay alive, stay alive
Me oh my, we all got to try
We got to try to stay alive
We got to get by, we all got to try
We all got to try, we got to stay alive
We got to survive, saying me oh my
We all got to try, to stay, stay alive
We all got to try, to get by and stay alive
Stay alive x9
We got to survive, we all got to try
To stay alive, alive, alive
We got to got try to survive
We all got to try to get by, to get by and get by
We got to try and stay alive