Huey Lewis and the News Fan Site

The Heart of Rock and Roll is ALWAYS Beating

Hello!

This is every album in the order they were introduced to the world, and every song in order on the album. This was the best way to do the songs and lyrics part of my site with the resources I have on this web maker, the downside is you have to scroll down a lot to get to a certain album, but hey, no one sai life was easy right?

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P.S I suggest you look at the album pictures/info link on the homepage before coming here, so you have a visual of which albums are which.

Huey Lewis and the News (1980)

Some Of My Lies Are True (Sooner Or Later)

Say you wanna be a friend of mine
See me all the time
You don't care what I do
But it all sounds the same to me

Hey, can't you see
It's just like I told you

I know you think that I've
Been stringing you along
And that I've told you a few, but

(Chorus)
Sooner or later when you say I love you
You're gonna realize that
Some of my lies are true

I never told you that I was the one
Said it just for fun
You know, you knew it too
So why so much on the telephone
I'm never home

It's just like I told you

Because it's real the way you used to make me feel
It makes it so hard to say
But nothing can change the way I feel today
Don't you see that

Sooner or later when you say I love you
Your gonna
Realize that some of my lies are true

(Repeat chorus x 2)

Because it's real the way you used to make me feel
It makes it so hard to say but
Nothing can change the way I feel today
Don't you see that

(Repeat chorus x 3)

Don't Make Me Do It

A girl like you is never wrong
Someone like me can't be too strong
I know you always get your way
You better listen when I say

(Chorus)
Don't make me do it
Don't make me do it to ya

Don't make me do it
Don't make me do it to ya

I won't just be your broken toy
You look again you've got no choice
There's no such thing as wrong or right
when does the day become the night

(Chorus)

Stop Trying

(Chorus)
Stop trying, stop trying to call her,
She doesn't want your sympathy
Stop trying, stop trying to call her
She's exactly what she wants to be.

She goes up and down but never goes out
She's getting it all for free
She's shadow boxing loosing the bout
Its pretty easy to see

I know you've, you've seen a better sight
You say you really wanna help
You better open your eyes, hey

We see the morning face in the bathroom mirror

She's careful never to see
It tells a story of the sleepless nights
not what she seems to be

I know you've, you've seen a better days
You say you owe it to yourself
You're gonna change your ways

(Chorus to fade)

Now Here's You

I've paid my money and I'm taking my chances
I've done my share of city dances
If I fall I'll just play on through

I deal with love the best as I'm able
I keep my cards on top of the table
I don't spend much of my time blue

(Chorus)
And now here's you
And now here's you.
Here is you

There's never been anything that any girl could say
There's never been one got to me anyway
And I sure thought I knew my heart too
I got eyes but I didn't see you coming
You could have been just any woman
and if you are why am I so blue

It must be you

(Chorus)

When you're not looking is when you're found
Love comes looking to spin you around,
Round and round

I've been in love too much too deep
If you don't need loving
What's it gonna be
It's gotta be, yeah yeah

(Chorus to fade)

I Want You

I know you, you know me
You want love, I want that too

(Chorus)
I want you, to stay until my love is through
I want you, to make tonight forever

I know just what I want
You're not so sure
If I give you all I've got
Would your love be pure

(Repeat Chorus)

Don't Ever Tell Me That You Love Me

I met her, down at the store on the corner
She was a prettier girl that was ever in a magazine
She was an angel, all dressed up like the devil
I knew I'd never forgive myself unless I asked her out this eve

So I asked to the movies and she put her arms around me
Right at the start of the show
The she kissed me on the ear and she whispered dear love

She said, don't ever tell me that you love me
Just don't say those three words
To me so I don't ever have to be true.
She said, don't ever tell me that you need me
Just don't say those three words to me so I don't have to worry

Can you imagine how it hit me
And the funny thing is that it was just occurring to myself
So I said, hey don't jump to conclusions
Just what makes you so sure that I could ever fall for you myself

But even as I said it,
I knew I never meant it
I could feel cupids arrow from above
By the end of the movie I was falling in love

She said, don't ever tell me that you love me
Just don't say those three words to me so I don't ever have to be true.
She said, don't ever tell me that you need me
Just don't say those three words to me so I don't have to worry about you

Don't ever tell me that you love me
just don't say those three words to me so I don't have to worry about you

Just don't say those three words to me so I don't have to worry about you

Hearts

It's not too pretty, it's such a shame
These things always end the same
You don't deserve just what you'll get
But you ain't learnt your lesson yet

So what if he, said I love you
So what if he, thought he'd be true, well

(Chorus)
Love, is whispered token, and
Hearts, were meant to be broken

City girl it's always this way
Romeo leaves with nothing to say
So what about you and your surprise
Come on babe and dry your eyes

When will you see that he was fool
When will you see he followed the rules, that

(Repeat Chorus)

You know that

(Repeat Chorus)

Trouble In Paradise

Billy's home, he just back from LA
Plenty of lines but nothing to say
Seen this movie and it don't end nice
Looks like trouble in paradise

He used to be cool he used to laugh a lot
Down at the brothers in the parking lot
now he's sick, and he's scared and he's paying the price

(Chorus)
Trouble in paradise
Trouble in paradise,
Momma said he always was so nice
Trouble in paradise

American son he's not very old
An American dream that's never been sold
The smile on his face is his last disguise
We've got trouble in paradise

There's a scream inside that shouts here I am
Some people say you we've got to do all we can
Me I don't know you see I've been there myself once or twice

(Repeat Chorus)

Who Cares?

Moving on the evening of the 87th day
Maybe a solution might affect you right away
Jesus taught himself, a certain state of mind
Line em up, move em along, haven't got much time

(Chorus)
Who cares? no one's talking anyway
Who cares? won't the problem go away
Who cares? change the channel, standard shift
Who cares? does any body give a shit?

Dimwits on the freeway stay alive at 55
Politicians speeding, just trying to survive
Couldn't stop the press, what was a bloody mess
Mashin' down a paper sack and couldn't pass the test

(Repeat Chorus)

If You Really Love Me You'll Let Me

I'm no fool and I won't be cheated and lied to
I know you think that I'm so cruel

But what about me, what am I supposed to do
Just stay home, stay home and watch TV

(Chorus)
If you really love me you let me
You always try to upset me
If you really love me you let me
If you love me you'll let me go

I can see that you don't really believe me
You think you should be able to do what you wanna do
Well why should I let you make an idiot of me
Anyway is that all you can do is say

(Repeat Chorus)

Picture This (1982)

Change Of Heart

C. Hayes / H. Lewis

I know it happens almost every time
I also know that nothing last forever
So now you wanna go and change your mind
forget about the time we spent together

Do you think that I'll shoot myself,
when you tell me that it's over?

You say you, had a change of heart
you better think it over, baby.
Cause if you ever change your mind
I could have a change of heart the next time.

You really know just how to put me off
you say one thing and then you do another.
Now it takes more than that to get me off
you must think that you're a perfect lover.

Do you think that I'll fall apart,
when you tell me that you leavin'?

You say you, had a change of heart
you better think it over, baby.
Cause if you ever change your mind
I could have a change of heart the next time.

Wonder what I'll do with all the time
when I'm not here, and I'm not on the telephone.
No more worry 'bout if you do and I'll
cause it wont matter anymore if I'm all alone.

Baby I got news for you
It isn't gonna kill me.

You say you, had a change of heart
you better think it over, baby.
Cause if you ever change your mind
I could have a change of heart the next time.

You say you, had a change of heart
you better think it over, baby.

Hey, (hey)
Better think it over
Think it over baby

Tell Me A Little Lie

J. Colla / H. Lewis

Tell me a little lie to remember you by.
Just a little lie to remember you by.
Please don't tell me, that you're sorry.
Tell me I was the one and only
It doesn't matter if you mean it
I'll keep a little lie between us.

Just a little lie to remember you by.

Tell me a little lie to remember you by.
Just a little lie to remember you by.
Just a little one to believe in
Tell me that you never leavin'
We may never, be together
But your little lie will last me forever

Ooh, tell me one.

Just a little one to believe in
Tell me that you never leavin'
We may never be together
But your little lie will last me forever

Ooh, tell me another one.

Tell me a little lie
Tell me a little one

Tell me a little white lie to remember you by.

Tell me a little one Tell me a little another

Giving It All Up For Love

P. Lynott

She comes home at 5:30, and though her clothes are never dirty,
She'll change them just the same. She likes to keep her name.

She's giving it all up for love
She's giving it all up for love
She's giving it all up for love
She's giving it all up for love (Up for love, up for love)

She's got a tattoo on her tummy, and her Mummy plays gin rummy.
You might think that's kind of funny, hey, but she's keeping all the money.

She's giving it all up for love
She's giving it all up for love
She's giving it all up for love
She's giving it all up for love (Up for love, up for love)

She's got a silver armadillo, underneath her pillow.
Some think it's a cupie doll, hey, but they got such crazy minds.

She's giving it all up for love
She's giving it all up for love
She's giving it all up for love
She's giving it all up for love (Up for love, up for love)

She's giving it all up for love (She's giving it up for love)
She's giving it all up for love (Ooh, she's giving it up, giving it up)
Giving it all up for love
She's giving it up for love
Up for love, up for love

Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do

M. Duke

What does a girl like you, see in a man like me?
Just cause I love you baby, don't think I'll be,
just what you want me to be.
Ooh, yes I'm stubborn, I'm hard headed, but baby I love you.

And I hope you love me like you say you do.
And I hope you love me like you say you do.

You know in today's world, a woman feels, she must be free.
ooh, that's OK, it's only right, but will you still, love me?
Ooh, yes I'm strong, but I'm weak, when it comes down to lovin' you.

And I hope you love me like you say you do.
And I hope you love me like you say you do.

If you do, let me here you say:
yeah, (yeah), yeah, (yeah),
I hope you do
I hope you do
yeah, (yeah), yeah, (yeah),
ooh, ooh, tell me

I'm so glad that you love me I think of all the love we will make
And how was it said, that the love that you give, is equal to the love you take
Ooh, I'm suspicious, and I'm jealous, when it comes down to loving you.

And I hope you love me like you say you do.
And I hope you love me like you say you do.

And I hope you love me like you say you do. Ooh yeah
And I hope you love me like you say you do.

And I hope you love me like you say you do. Tell me baby
And I hope you love me like you say you do. (Yeah)

And I hope you love me like you say you do. Hope you love me like you say I do.
And I hope you love me like you say you do. Hope you love me.

And I hope you love me like you say you do. Do you really love me?
And I hope you love me like you say you do. (Yeah)
And I hope you love me like you say you do. (Yeah)

Workin For A Livin'

C. Hayes / H. Lewis

Somedays won't end ever and somedays pass on by,
I'll be working here forever, at least until I die.
Dammed if you do, dammed if you don't
I'm supposed to get a raise week, you know damn well I won't.

Workin' for a livin' (workin')
Workin' for a livin' (workin')
Workin' for a livin', livin' and workin'
I'm taking what they giving 'cause I'm working for a livin'.

Hey I'm not complaining 'cause I really need the work
Hitting up my buddy's got me feeling like a jerk
Hundred dollar car note, two hundred rent.
I get a check on Friday, but it's all ready spent.

Workin' for a livin' (workin')
Workin' for a livin' (workin')
Workin' for a livin', livin' and workin'
I'm taking what they giving 'cause I'm working for a livin'.

Ooh, Workin' for a livin'
Ooh, taking what they giving
Ooh, Workin' for a livin'
Ooh, ooh

Bus boy, bartender, ladies of the night
Grease monkey, ex-junky, winner of the fight
Walking on the streets its really all the same
selling souls, rock n' roll, any other day

Workin' for a livin' (workin')
Workin' for a livin' (workin')
Workin' for a livin', livin' and workin'
I'm taking what they giving 'cause I'm working for a livin'.

Workin' for a livin', livin' and workin'
I'm taking what they giving 'cause I'm working for a livin'.
Workin' for a livin', livin' and workin'

Do You Believe In Love

R. Lange

I was walking down a one way street
Just a looking for someone to meet
One woman who was looking for a man
Now I'm hoping that the feeling is right
And I'm wondering if you'll stay for the night
So I'm coming (I don't wanna be lonely)
I wanna love you all over

Do you believe in love
Do you believe it' true
Do you believe in love
Oh you can bet I believe it too

Now the feeling is beginning to grow
And the meaning is something you only know
If you believe it take my hand and I'll take your heart
Now I'm wondering where does true love begin
I'm going under so I'm lettin' you in
My woman (I don't wanna be lonely)
I wanna love you all over

Do you believe in love
Do you believe it' true
Do you believe in love
Oh you can bet I believe it too

I use to have you in a photograph
(I'm so glad it's changed)
But now I've got you and it's gonna last
(Do you believe in love)

Do you believe in love
Do you believe it' true
Do you believe in love
Oh you can bet I believe it too

Is It Me?

C. Hayes / S. Hopper / H. Lewis

Did I just say something wrong
Did I just stay out too long
Could it be you've seen something that you don't want to see in me
Never had the perfect plan
And I'm no superman
But I can't believe it's nobody else that I see
What about all of the things that you said to me
Is everybody crazy or is it me

I remember all the nights
I remember all the fights
I still hear the crazy things that you say to me
Everybody says you're gone
It's all gone on too long
People say you never really cared anyway
What about all of the things that you meant to me
Is everybody crazy or is it me

Is it me
Is it me
I don't know
If it's me
Tell me and I'll go
Tell me what you see
Is it me

Whatever Happened To True Love?

Hey I know it's a modern world
And everybody's living for today
But you and I were gonna be the exception
Remember what you said Let'em all drop dead
Now all your friends are telling you that they
have all been through this many times before
Listen I don't care what anyone else does
I only want to know where did our love go

Chorus
Whatever happened to true love?
Why does it never ever work that way?
Whatever happened to true love?
Is it really such a price to pay?

And was I really such a crazy fool
To think that we were different from the rest
And you say you're sure this is really the best thing
Hey don't make me laugh; I'm the other half
Some people always paddle up the stream
and on a whim some others change their mind
I don't wanna sound like an old love song
I only want to know where did our love go

Repeat Chorus

The Only One

J. Colla / H. Lewis / B. Gibson

He was always the toughest kid
But he never meant no harm
But looking back I could see his fate
Was tatooed on his arm
Walking throught the courtyard
Always there to be seen
He and little Janie
Together they were the king and queen

He was the only one, who ever really knew
He was the only one, what can we do
He was the only one, he always showed us how
He was the only one, where is he now

Three years later at the bus stop
I know I'll never forget
He looked smaller in real ways
As he bummed a cigarette
And I asked him what he'd been doing
And how's little Janie anyway
Seems he was drunk
They had a fight
Janie got hurt and they took him away

He was the only one, who ever really knew
He was the only one, what can we do
He was the only one, he always showed us how
He was the only one, where is he now

I can still see him standing there
Just like yesterday
Leaning on a '56
Giving his secrets away
Is it any wonder
I feel a little lonely
He's not just the only one
He's the one and only

I heard about the accident
There's not much left to say
He wandered out in the middl of the freeway
It must have happened right away
And I though about what a shame it was
Now that it's all said and done
And it may sound strange
But even now
He's still the only one

He was the only one, who ever really knew
He was the only one, what can we do
He was the only one, he always showed us how
He was the only one, where is he now

Buzz Buzz Buzz

G. Gray / R. Bird

(Wha-ooh, Wha-ooh, Wha-ooh, Wha-ooh)
Well buzz buzz buzz goes the bumble bee
a twiddledeedledee goes a bird
But the sound of your little voice, Darling,
it's the sweetest sound I've ever heard.
Well, I've seen the beauty of the red, red rose,
seen the beauty when the skies are blue,
seen the beauty of the evening sunset- but the beauty of you!
Sweet is the honey from the honeycomb,
sweet are the grapes of a vine,
but there's nothing as sweet as you, Darling,
and I hope some day you'll be mine!

Sports (1983)

New York, New York, is everything they say
And no place that I'd rather be
Where else can you do a half a million things
All at a quarter to three
When they palt their music, ooh that modern music
They like it with a lot of style
But t's still that same old back beat rhythm
That really drives 'em wild

They say the heart of rock and roll is still beating
And from what I've seen I believe 'em
Now the old boy may be barely breathing
But the heart of rock and roll is still beating

LA, Hollywood, and the Sunset Strip
Is something everyone should see
Neon lights and the pretty pretty girls
All dressed so scantily
When they play their music
That hard rock music
They like it with a lot of flash
But it's still that same old back beat rhythm
That really kicks 'em in the

They say the heart of rock and roll is still beating
And from what I've seen I believe 'em
Now the old boy may be barely breathing
But the heart of rock and roll is still beating

DC, San Antone and the Liberty Town, Boston and Baton Rouge
Tulsa, Austin, Oklahoma City, Seattle, San Francisco, too
Everywhere there's music, real live music, bands with a million styles
But It's still that some old rock and roll music
that really drives 'em wild

They say the heart of rock and roll is still beating
And from what I've seen I believe 'em
Now the old boy may be barely breathing
But the heart of rock and roll is still beating

Heart And Soul

M. Chapman / N. Chinn

Two o'clock this morning
If she should come a calling
I couldn't dream of turning her away
And if it got hot and hectic
I know she'd be electric
I'd let her take her chances with me
You see, the gets what she wants

'Cause she's heart and soul
She's hot and cold
She's got it all, hot loving every night

Can't you see her standing there
See how she looks, see how she cares
I let her steal the night away from me
Nine o'clock this morning
She left without a warning
I let her take advantage of me
You see, she got what she wanted

'Cause she's heart and soul
She's hot and cold
She's got it all, hot loving every night

Bad Is Bad

A. Call / J. Ciambotti / S. Hopper / H. Lewis / J. McFee / M. Schriner

Went uptown to see my cousin
Plays guitar, sounds like a chainsaw buzzin'
In the crowd, I see his mom and dad
I said "Hey, hey Uncle, man your son is bad"

But sometimes, sometimes bad is bad
Cool is a rule, but, sometimes, bad is bad.

Across the street, a neon sign
All you can eat for a dollar ninety nine
Aww, that old stew is the baddest in the land
But one dollar's worth was all that I could stand

But sometimes, sometimes bad is bad
Cool is a rule, but, sometimes, bad is bad.

Back uptown to see marie
Nobody home, I opened the door with my key
"I love you, Huey" was the note I read
But there's a strange pair of shoes underneath the bed

But sometimes, sometimes bad is bad
Cool is a rule, but, sometimes, bad is bad.

I Want A New Drug

C. Hayes / H. Lewis

I want a new drug
One that won't make me sick
One that won' make me crash my car
Or make me feel three feet thick

I want a new drug
One that won't hurt my head
One that won't make my mouth too dry
Or make my eyes too red

One that won't make me nervous
Wondering what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when I'm with you
When I'm alone with you

I want a new drug
One that won't spill
One that don't cost too much
Or come in a pill

I want a new drug
One that won't go away
One that won't keep me up all night
One that won't make me sleep all day

One that won't make me nervous
Wondering what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when I'm with you
When I'm alone with you
I'm alone with you baby

I want a new drug
One that does what it should
One that won't make me feel too bad
One that won't make me feel too good

I want a new drug
One with no doubt
One that won't make me talk too much
Or make my face break out

One that won't make me nervous
Wondering what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when I'm with you
When I'm alone with you

Walking On A Thin Line

A. Pessis / K. Wells

Sometimes in my bed at night
I curse the dark and a pray for light
And sometimes, the light's no consolation
Blinded by a memory
Afraid of what it might do to me
And the tears and the sweat only mock my desperation

Don't you know me I'm the boy next door
The one you find so easy to ignore
Is that what I was fighting for?
Walking on a thin line
Straight off the front line
Labeled as freaks loose on the streets of the city
Walking on a thin line
Straight off the front line
Take a look at my face, see what it's doing to me

Taught me how to shoot to kill
A specialist with a deadly skill
A skill I needed to have to be a survivor
It's over now or so they say
Well, sometimes, it don't turn out that way
Cause your never the same when you've been under fire

Don't you know me I'm the boy next door
The one you find so easy to ignore
Is that what I was fighting for?
Walking on a thin line
Straight off the front line
Labeled as freaks loose on the streets of the city
Walking on a thin line
Straight off the front line
Take a look at my face, see what it's doing to me

Finally Found A Home

C. Hayes / H. Lewis / B. Brown

It used to make me so fed up
People always asking me
What will you be when you grow up
You're gonna need security
Spent a little time in school
Wishing I was somewhere else
Having fun and acting cool
I just want to be myself

And I finally found a home
Where I'll never be alone
Right here where I belong
And I finally found a home
Here, in a song

Thought I'd finally found the one
Together we would always be
Funny how things come undone
Love's not what it's supposed to be
Now everybody need a place
Even if it's on a stage
Eveybody needs a race
Something to help them turn the page

And I finally found a home
Where I'll never be alone
Right here where I belong
And I finally found a home
Here, in a song

It used to make me so fed up
People always asking me
What are you now that you've grown up
Exactly what I want to be

If This Is It

J. Colla / H. Lewis

I've been phoning night and morning
I heard you say "tell him I'm not home"
Now you're confessing, But I'm still guessing
I've been your fool for so so long
Girl don't lie, just to save my feelings
Girl don't cry, and tell me nothing's wrong
Girl don't try to make up phony reasons
I'd rather leave than never believe

If this is it
Please let me know
If this ain't love you'd better let me know
If this is it
I want to know
If this ain't love baby, just say so

You've been thinking
And I've been drinking
We both know that it's just not right
Now you're pretending
That it's not ending
You'll say anything to avoid a fight
Girl don't lie, and tell me that you need me
Girl don't cry, and tell me nothing's wrong
I'll be alrightone way or another
So let me go, or make we want to stay

If this is it
Please let me know
If this ain't love you'd better let me know
If this is it
I want to know
If this ain't love baby, just say so

You Crack Me Up

M. Cipollina / H. Lewis

Oh my god, I can't believe my eyes
Underneath that ghostly pale is that you
Someone in your shape shouldn't be driving
Someone in your shape shouldn't be doing anything at all

You should see yourself in the mirror
With your leather lips and your snakeskin shoes
Do you have to shout in my ear
Do me a favor, just stop talking for a minute or two

You crack me up, you really really do
With your sunglasses on, acting so young
Only I know what you're really up to
You break me up

No, I don't want to sit in your sports car
No, I don't want to hear a tune
All the locals say you'll go far
That's funny; they don't know you like I do

You crack me up you twisted wreck
Shouding in the parking lot, think you'll give it one more shot
Better hope they'll cash a check
You break me up

You better ask yourself a question
Cause you cant live like this for long
You better listen to my suggestion
Before you wind up in somebody else's song

Honky Tonk Blues

H. Williams

Well I left my home down on the rural route
Told my pa I was going stepping out
And get the honky tonk blues

Stopped into every place in town
This city life has really got me down
I got the honky tonk blues

Went out last night I wore out my shoes
Woke up this morning wishing I could lose
Those jumping honky tonk blues

I'm gonna tuck my worries underneath my arm
And scat right back to my pappy's farm
And lost those honky tonk blues

Fore! (1986)

Jacobs Ladder

Hornsby / Hornsby

I met a fan dancer
Down in South Side Birmingham
She was running from a fat man
Selling salvation in his hand
Now he's trying to save me
We'll I'm doing alright the best that I can
Just another fallen angel
Trying to get through the night

Step by step, one by one, higher and higher
Step by step, rung by rung climbing Jacob's ladder

Coming over the airwaves
The man says I'm overdue
Sing along, send some money
Join the chosen few
Well mister I'm not in a hurry
And I don't want to be like you
And all I want from tomorrow
Is to get it better than today

Step by step, one by one, higher and higher
Step by step, rung by rung climbing Jacob's ladder

Stuck With You

Hayes / Lewis

We've had some fun, and yes we've had our ups and downs
Been down that rocky road, but here we are, still around
Thought about someone else, but neither one took the bait
Thought about breaking up, but now we know it's much too late
We are bound by all the rest
Like the same phone number
All the same friends
And the same address

Yes, it's true, I'm happy to be stuck with you
Yes, it's true, I'm happy to be stuck with you
Because I can see that you're happy to be stuck with me

We've had our doubts, but we never took them seriously
And we've had our ins and outs, but that's the way it's supposed to be
Thought about giving up, but we could never stay away
Thought about breaking up, but now we know it's much too late
And it's no great mystery
If we change our minds
Eventually, it's back to you and me

Whole Lotta Lovin'

Colla / Lewis

I'm tired of these girlie magazines
I want to stop dreamin', and get back home to the real thing
Late last night I read the letter you sent
Woke up this morning, under a tent
Uh huh, we've got a whole lotta lovin' to do

My mini bar's empty, but I'm still alive
I'm all alone but my bed's big enough for a party of five
Tossing and turning until a quarter to three
Can't get to sleep without watching TV
Uh huh, we've got a whole lotta lovin' to do.

Oh it's been weeks since I've seen you,
I'm hoping that you mean it
When you tell me that you understand
But there's one little thing that I'm worried about
I hope that you remember who I am

[I'm the one with the harmonica]

Everybody else is holding hands
I'm here lonely, playing around with my microphone stand
But I'm coming home, only one more week
The first three days we won't get no sleep
Uh huh, we've got a whole lotta lovin' to do.

Doing It All For My Baby

Duke / Cody

Early in the morning, I'm still in bed
She comes to me with sweet affection
Wakes me with kisses, "Hello sleepyhead."
Gets me moving in the right direction
I do my best to give her love that lasts forever
It seems like everythiung I do I'm doing better

Doing it all for my baby
Because she's as fine as she can be
Doing it all for my baby
For everything she does for me

Later in the evening, it's been a busy day
She lays her head upon my weary shoulder
Listen to her laughing, snuggle up and say
Now I'm with you baby, the loneliness is over
I do my best to give her love that lasts forever
It seems like everything I do I'm doing better

Doing it all for my baby
Because she's as fine as she can be
Doing it all for my baby
For everything she does for me

Hip To Be Square

Gibson / Hopper / Lewis

I used to be a renegade, I used to fool around
But I couldn't take the punishment, and had to settle down
Now I'm playing it real straight, and yes I cut my hair
You might think I'm crazy, but I don't even care
Because I can tell what's going on
It's hip to be square

I like my bands in business suits, I watch them on TV
I'm working out most everyday and watching what I eat
They tell me that it's good for me, but I don't even car
I know that it's crazy
I know that it's nowhere
But there is no denying that
It's hip to be square

It's not too hard to figure out, you see it everyday
And those that were the farthest out have gone the other way
You see them on the freeway, It don't look like a lot of fun
But don't you try to fight it; "An idea who's time has come."

Don't tell me that I'm crazy
Don't tell me I'm nowhere
Take it from me
It's hip to be square

I Know What I Like

Hayes / Lewis

I like things that go fast
Because I know that good things don't ever last
I like believeing in what I want to
Don't like no one to tell me what to do
And I like the times that we've had
But I cound't tell you what's good or bad
I'm only hoping that you understand
This feeling that I'm feeling when I'm holding your hand

I know what I like
I know what I like to do
I know what I like, well what about you?

I like the sound of breaking glass
And if you don't believe me, why do you ask?
I like leaving town, and coming back home
I'm going to show you, when we're all alone
I like staying up all night
Watching old movies 'til the morning light
I don't pretend to know what's right or wrong
But I won't like leaving, if I stay here too long

I know what I like
I know what I like to do
I know what I like, well what about you?

I like things that don't change
Because the more something changes, the more it stays the same
I might be simple, take it easy sometimes
But I can be stubborn when I've made up my mind

I know what I like
I know what I like to do
I know what I like, well what about you?

I Never Walk Alone

Nielson

I remember our old neighborhood
Everyone there, they understood
You could wind up stranded in the lost and found
So you better stick together if you want to stick around
Now me and the boys got our own little plan
Somebody out there will understand
And we'll have the world in the palm of our had

I never walk alone, I never walk alone

It isn't what you've got it's who you know
We take that with us wherever we go
We stick together and we have our fun
You know we're taking our days one by one
And when there's trouble in my face
I'm a tired runner in the human race
It's so good to see a familiar face

I never walk alone, I never walk alone

Forest For The Trees

Fletcher / Gibson / Lewis / Loggins

When you're a young man, down and out
You really need someone to help you out
It looks like life or death is your only choice
It's really hard to see
The forest for the trees
The forest for the trees

And when you get angry and everything's black or white
You should know that it isn't that simple, no one's always right
You know that youre life it worth living
You gotta start taking if no one else is giving
And if you're not afraid to open your eyes
You may be pleasantly surprised
Things are never as bad as they seem
You just gotta learn to see
The forest for the trees

So if you need somebody, tell them please
If you want someone, get up off your knees
Things are never as bad as they seem
You just gotta learn to see
The forest for the trees

Naturally

Colla / Lewis

All the birds have been blue
They don't know what to do
Ever since you said goodbye to me
And the flowers in their gloom, have just refused to bloom
Cause we all want you back, you see mmm, naturally

All the birds have been blue
They don't know what to do
Ever since you said goodbye to me
And the flowers in their gloom, have just refused to bloom
Cause we all want you back, you see

And even mister moon
Is left without a tune
And his shadow's lost the harmony
So don't waste any time
Come back and change your mind
Everything will work out
Naturally

You know that love is a struggle
And only the strong survive
So it's up to me and you
To do what we've got to do
To keep our love alive

And now bees have been gone
And they know that something's wrong
Because they don't feel like buzzing at all
And the starts up in the sky, all they do it cry
And that's why the rain must fall
And the early morning sun
He knows that you're the one
And we both miss your company

So don't waste any time
Come back and change your mind
You know that love is a struggle
And only the strong survive
So it's up to me and you
To do what we've got to do
To keep our love alive

So don't waste any time
Come back and change your mind
We'll be singing harmonies
With the birds and bees
If only you'll be mine
Things will work out fine,
mm, Naturally

Simple As That

Kupka / Castillo / Biner

You go to work, work hard all day
At the end of the week, you collect your pay
That's just where it's at
It's as simple as that

You pay your bills the best that you can
But the rising cost sure hurts a family man
While the rich man gets fat
it's as simple as that

And the money goes so fast it ain't funny

Your mind's made up to get that house on the hill
But you just don't know if you ever will
Because you can't get the cash
It's as simple as that

Cause the man from the bank, he won't give you a loan
Without putting a morgage on all that you own
A tit for a tat
It's a simple as that

And the money goes so fast it ain't funny

Before you know it the kids are all grown
And married off with kids of their own
And it's all in the past
It's as simple as that

You've reached the autumn of your life
And all that's left is you and your wife
And a dog and a cat
It's as simple as that

And the money goes so fast it ain't funny


Small World (1988)

Small World (Part One)

Hayes / Lewis

All around the world
There are people like you and me
From the poorest beggar in the street
To the richest king and queen

Some people take
And then they never give
You gotta learn to give and take
If ya want to learn to live
In a small world

Now we can
Fight one another
Like they to on T.V.
Or we can
Help one another
The way it's supposed to be

If we all give a little
It could really mean a lot
It's a small world
But it's the only one we've got
Small world

Old Antone's

Colla / Lewis

Tout le monde come on down
Dig that crazy sound
Yeah take a chance
Zydeco & romance
Yeah everybody here
Got rhythm in their bones
It's another Friday nite down at old Antone's

Poor Beaucoup de jolie filles
C'est la place to be
The band sounds so fine
With some homemade wine
Yeah even old Pierre
Got his dancing shoes on
Just another Friday nite down at old Antone's

If you feel like eatin' there's always something cooking
If you want some lovin' there ain't nobody lookin'
If you feel like jammin' or singin' harmony
Well jump right up here with me
Here we go
Rosin up the bow
You name the song
We'll sing it all night long
Yeah, there is sweet Marie
She's out there on the phone
Cause it's another Friday nite
At her home away from home
Just another Friday nite at old Antone's

If you feel like eatin' there's always something cookin'
If you want some lovin' there ain't nobody lookin'
If you feel like jammin or singin' harmony
Well jump right up here with me
Here we go
Rosin up the bow
If you name the song
We'll sing it all night long
Yeah there goes cher Maurice
He's out there on the floor
Lookin' like he's had enough
But he wants a little more
Cause it's another Friday
Nite at his home away from home
Every single Friday nite down at old Antone's

Perfect World

Alex Call

Everybody's dreamin' 'bout a perfect world
Where you could have everthing your heart desires
A perfect boy will meet a perfect girl
And the perfect love will set the world on fire
Well what you ganna do, when one and one makes three
And a vision of the future is impossible to see
Nobody's perfect, not even a perfect fool,
But if you'll have faith in me
I'll keep faith in you

Ain't no livin' in a perfect world
There ain't no perfect world anyway
Ain't no livin' in a perfect world
But we'll keep on dreamin' of livin' in a perfect world
Keep on dreamin' of livin' in a perfect world

Everybody's got secrets, now you know that it's true
They talk about me and they'll talk about you
Something happens to the pledges of trust
Down through the years they begin to rust
Now here we are amid the tears and the laughter
Still waiting for our happily ever after
We'll keep on dreamin' as long as we can
Try to remember and you'll understand

Ain't no lvin' in a perfect world
There ain't no perfect world anyway
Ain't no livin' in a perfect world
But we'll keep on dreamin' of livin' in a perfect world
Keep on dreamin' of livin' in a perfect world

Bobo Tempo

Hopper / Lewis / Ciambotti

Small World (Part Two)

Hayes / Lewis

Walking With The Kid

Hayes / Palmer / Lewis

We're going out on Sunday Afternoon
We're gonna show the world what were made of
Me & my buddy will be dressed to kill

We'll cruise to the playgroung & the park
Gonna fool aroung 'til it gets dark
If you think we'll have some fun well you know we will
All of oursecrets
You know we're gonna keep 'em hid
When we get home they'll wanna know
Everything we did

Walking with the kid
Walking with the kid

We're known around the neighborhood
Yeah we got a real reputation
The bad guys all respect us 'cause we're family

We're not afraid of anything at all
Cause we can handle any situation
If my partner gets in trouble well it's up to me
All our friends are envious
Though they'll never let it show
Sure enough later on
Everyone's just gotta know
What we were
What we did

Walking with the kid
Walking with the kid

Walking, talking one on one
Walking, walking with my son

World To Me

Hayes / Lewis

Bars of gold, shiny diamonds
All the pearls in the deep blue sea
They could never equal
What you mean to me
And all the rings, on all the fingers
Of all the Kings and Queens
They won't reveal, how I feel

Cause you are there when I need you
And you are there in the morning when the sun comes up
You are there in the evening
You are there when I mess up
You'll be there in the winter time
You'll be there and be tru
From now on I'll be there for you

Cause you -- you mean the world to me
You mean the world to me
And I want you and all the world to see
You mean the world to me

All the cold in Alaska, and all the music down in Tennessee
All the tea in China, can't take you from em
The highest mountains the greenest valleys
All the stars above, can't replace
My favorite face

Cause you were there in the hard times
You were there when I was ready to give up
You were there when there was no one else
And you were there when I messed up
You'll be there in the long run
You'll be there and be true
From now on I'll be there for you

Cause you, you mean the world to me
You mean the world to me
And I want you and all the world to see
You mean the world
You mean the world

Better Be True

Colla / Lewis

I don't mind you playing with my imagination
I don't mind you talking about me and you
I might think it's funny if you're fooling with my money
But I don't like you saying things that just aren't tru
I don't mind discussing wisdom & youth
And I don't mind you cussing if you're telling the truth
You can joke about the weather on a lousy day
But don't tell me that you're leaving if you're planning to stay

Well it don't have to be different it don't have to be true
If you got something to tell me it better be true
It don't have to be clever between me and you
If it's gonna be forever it better be true

I don't mind rehearsing though I'd much rather play
I don't mind conversing if you've got something to say
A little exaggeration might be understood
But lying to me darling just ain't no good.
If you feel like telling me that you will never leave me
Don't you dare deceive me cause that will never do

Well it don't have to be different it don't have to be true
If you got something to tell me it better be true
It don't have to be clever between me & you
If it's gonna be forever it better be true

Give Me The Keys (And I'll Drive You Crazy)

Gibson / Lewis / S. Lewis

I can see you've got your motor running
Don't you think you're movin kinda slow
If you feel the way I feel
Let me get behind the wheel
We don't need any destination baby
Anywhere you wanna go

Give me the keys, and I'll drive you crazy
Give me the keys, I'll drive you out of your mind

Honey we don't need no registration
We don't need no license anymore
Let me in the driver's side
And we can take a ride
We don't need to ask directions baby
I know where you wanna go

Give me the keys, and I'll drive you crazy
Give me the keys, I'll drive you out of your mind
Give me the keys, and I'll drive you crazy
Give me the keys, I'll drive you out of your mind

Maybe we'll just ride into the sunset
Drive around til who knows where or when
And when it gets a little dark
We'll find a quiet place to park
And when the sun comes up in the morning baby
Do it all over again

Slammin'

Hayes / Palmer / Adams


Hard At Play (1991)

Build Me Up

J. Colla / H. Lewis

Don't try to tell me why
You just can't get enough of me
So fine, so unkind
I can tell that you're using me
You just using me
You know what you do to me

You just build me up
And then you let me down
Make you feel like a man
And treat me like a clown

So strong, but you so wrong
Should've known it all along
So nice, like paradise
I got this feeling I'll be paying price
Paying price for you
I'll be paying for the rest of my life
That ain't nice

You just build me up
And then you act so cool
Make you feel like a flame
And treat me like a fool

Got me hangin'
On a string

It Hit Me Like A Hammer

R. J. Lange / H. Lewis

I don't like to worry
about no one else
I like to be, you know alone and free
I'm happy by myself ....yeah
But here comes this girl....woh...yeah
I've seen em all around the world
She looks into me
looks right through me

Chorus
Don't you know it hit me like a hammer
Hit me like a ton of lead
You know it hit me like a hammer
You know it hit me, baby

I told myself to take it easy
'cause this won't last long
A day or two I'll be back in love
and she'll be long gone....yeah
But then she caught my eye....woh...yeah
I knew that it was all a lie
I started shakin'
my heart was breakin

Repeat Chorus

And now I can't stop this feelin' I got...I wanna know
'Cause there's no time to make up my mind
You shocked me, now you've got me, if you really want me

But here comes this girl....woh...yeah
I've seen em all around the world
She looks into me
looks right through me

Repeat Chorus
shocked me, now you've got me
You know it hit me like a hammer
Hit me like a five pound sledge.
You know it hit me, baby.

Attitude

M. Carl

I don't need no money
'cause I've got attitude
enough to show you a good time, honey
And that's what I'm about to do
You found your diamond in the rough, baby
and I'm about to tell you why

Chorus
'Cause I got everything
that attitude can buy
I can get you anything
that attitude can buy

Cruisin' down the avenue
Stylin' in my new suit
foot on the accelerator
see you later
I got everything
that attitude can buy

Cut in lines at the night clubs
all the doormen let me slide
I get the very best table by the bandstand
They play my favorite songs as soon as I arrive
Treat all the ladies like ladies
they know I'm an up-and-up guy

Chorus

Rappin' to the young men
it's kinda hard to understand
got a pair of alligators
see you later
I got everything
that attitude can buy....horns

I got everything that attitude can buy
I can get you anything that attitude can buy
Talkin' on my car phone
send and send till you get home
meet me in the elevator
see you later

Chorus

He Don't Know

D. Covay / J. Tiven / S. Tiven

He took your love
but it's still mine
He took all the things that I loved best
but you still ain't got happiness

Gave you everything girl money can buy
He's a real big spender and a generous guy
You gave up on me, can't understand
Deep down inside girl, I'm still the man

Chorus
(He don't know what to do for you) He don't know
(He don't know what to do for you) He don't know
(He don't know what to do for you) But I do
you know I do....yeah

I passed your house today
I took it real hard
There was a brand new Mercedes
Parked right in front of your yard
He buys you things from A to Z
but no one, no one can satisfy you like me

(He don't know what to do for you) He don't know
(He don't know what to do for you) He don't know like I know
(He don't know what to do for you) But I do
you know I do

You had the world
but you wanted more
but nothin' can be better than what you had before
But you still got a chance to let him go

Gave you all of the best love
one man can give (check it out)
Girl, you're gonna feel it
just as long as I live
Gave you all the love he could
but don't you know that
I spoiled you too good

(He don't know what to do for you) He don't know
(He don't know what to do for you) He will never know
(He don't know what to do for you) and I do
you know I do
(He don't know what to do for you) He don't know what to do
(He don't know what to do for you) for a girl like you
(He don't know what to do for you) he will never know
never never know like I know..

Couple Days Off

C. Hayes / H. Lewis / G. Palmer

I like my job and I dont mind the work
But eleven out of twelve is bound to hurt
The pay's pretty good and the benefits are fine
But I got a little girl and I wanna make her mine

Don't mind telling you i get a little mad
To get a bit ahead takes all the time I have
Don't misunderstand me
I'm not getting soft
All i want is a couple days off

Can't wait for the weekend
Ah baby just can't wait no

I dont need another high song to sing
I dont need a shiny new diamond ring
I don't need to meet nobody else
I just need a little time for myself
'cause I'm only human, I'm no machine
I need a little loving only you know what I mean
Don't misunderstand me
I'm not getting soft
All I want is a couple days off

Let me catch my breath

Thank god for the weekend

Back to the old grind

I dont need another long coffee break
I've had as much coffee as a man can take
I need to change my disposition
Change my point of view
I need time to figure out what I want to do

Believe me when I tell you it gets a little rough
We work a little harder but it never is enough
I'm not afraid to say
I'm a total loss
All I want is a couple days off

Can't wait for the weekend

That's Not Me

M. Ruff

Must have been out of my mind
Must have been a little bit crazy
I had heaven in my hands and didn't even know to do with it
Must have been seeing things
I can't believe the tears in my eyes
And now all I want to do is tell you what you mean to me

Never been one for crying
don't waste time on jealousy
Never even thought about holding on till it happened to me, yes it happened to me

Chorus
That's not me.
Don't look like me
Don't walk like me when you're out together
That's not me
Dont act the same way
Ain't got the same thing
He don't love you like I do

I must have been driving too hard
doing ninety in a thirty-five zone
and now everything I do
designed to get you back to me
You know, walking through stone
breathing under water
is easier than trying to shake a memory

Never been one for crying
don't waste time on jealousy
Never even thought about holding on till it happened to me, yes it happened to me

Repeat Chorus

We Should Be Making Love

A. Goldmark / S. Kipner / S. Lindsey

We've been friends forever looking for the same thing
True love can be so hard to find
Maybe we've been looking in all the wrong places
'cause we keep coming back here everytime
Talking to each other
comparinng our heartaches
confessing the ways we long to be satisfied
Maybe there's something going on here
Maybe there's something here for you and me
We should be making love
instead of wasting time with someone else
We should be making love instead of going home all by ourselves

Oh, now I've told you I want to be your lover
Why don't we discover where we go from here
I don't want no other
Do you feel it too everything we get together?
Telling our stories
comparinng our heartaches
confessing the ways we long to be satisfied
comparinng our heartaches
confessing the ways we long to be satisfied

Telling our stories
comparinng our heartaches
confessing the ways we long to be satisfied
I know there's something going on here
You know it's so obvious to see
We should be making love
instead of wasting time with someone else
We should be making love instead of going home all by ourselves

Best Of Me

B. Hayes / A. Stocking / K. Hayes

I've been trying to forget you girl
Since you put me down
I hear you're working on the same thing too
All over this town
But we end up right back in the middle
Of a love that's tried and true
Baby if we try, try just a little
You will see
How true I want to be to you

You know you always get the best of me
I'm as helpless as a man can be
Try me baby you will see
Forget about the rest
You'll alaways get the best of me.

I've tried every trick I know
I drank myself dumb and blind
I've tried to Mary Lou you
Peggy Sue you
Right out of my mind
As hard as I've tried I just never get it
'Cause the feelings much too strong
Baby give my heart but tho' I can't let it slip away
I've got to get you back to where you belong

You know you always get the best of me
I'm as helpless as a man can be
Try me baby you will see
Forget about the rest
You'll alaways get the best of me.

Hear me baby
We can see that
You know I love you and I know you feel the same way
C'mon back girl
You can miss ya'
I've got lovin' that'll make you know

You know you always get the best of me
I'm as helpless as a man can be
Try me baby you will see
Forget about the rest
You'll alaways get the best of me.

Do You Love Me, Or What?

C. Hayes / H. Lewis / N. Lowe

I don't care if you go out dancin'
freakin' like a fool
pretending that you're on the scene
I don't care what you're wearin'
but its so tiny, baby makes me want to scream
I don't need a little time to be on my own
Don't need a crowded house with nobody home
The world's too tough to face alone

So do you love me or what?
Do you love me or what?
You're just breakin' me up
Do you love me or what?

I don't need my record collection
No house in Hollywood
to put my system in
I don't need just another possession
'cause what I'm looking for is loyal through thick in thin
Don't need a ring, shiny thing cause that's no proof
What you feel is much more real, that's the truth
That's why I'm standin' here asking you

Do you love me or what?
Do you love me or what?
You're just breakin' me up
Do you love me or what?

Don't Look Back

D. Fredericks / B. Gibson / H. Lewis

Woman left for another man
Took you're car and a steely dan

There's only one thing to do

Keep on walking and don't look back
Head on down to the chicken shack
Go and act like a maniac
Keep on walking and don't look back

Had a little trouble with a guy at work
Got a great big mouth for a little jerk
Got a lot of bills one check won't pay
And a love that's real is fading away
There's only one thing to do

Keep on walking and don't look back
Head on down to the chicken shack
Go and act like a maniac
Keep on walking and don't look back

Keep on walking and don't look back
Don't you just sing the blues
Keep on walking and never look back
Put on your walking shoes
Keep on walking and don't look back, never look back
Just chalk it up to history, set yourself free

Keep on walking and don't look back
Head on down to the chicken shack
Go and act like a maniac
Keep on walking and don't look back

Time Ain't Money

J. Colla / H. Lewis

If money is the root of all evil
I'd like to be a bad, bad man
'Cause I'm sittin' here
With nothing but time
trying to make you understand

My love for you is as good as gold
But I ain't got but one dime
If I could just get out of this soul
Baby we could have a good time

Man said time was on my side
He never knew me that well
'Cause I've got plenty of time on my hands
Time ain't easy to sell

If I could just get a little bit ahead
Think of the things we could do
I'd take your tiny little hand in mine
Spend a lot of money on you

But time ain't money
You know it's a shame
Time ain't money
Unfortune thang
Time ain't money
You know it's a bitch
If time was money
I'd already be rich

Suppose to be a check at the union
If only I could pick it up
I got hit with some bad family shit
It looks like I'm out of luck

I could be a very rich man
baby you know that its true
If I had a dime for every minute of time
I spend thinking of you

But time ain't money
You know it's a shame
Time ain't money
Unfortune thang
Time ain't money
You know it's a bitch
If time was money
I'd already be rich

If money is the root of all evil
I'd like to be a bed ridden man
'Cause I'm sittin' here
With nothing but time
trying to make you understand

My love for you is as good as gold
But I ain't got but one dime
If I could just get out of this soul
Baby we could have a good time

But time ain't money
You know it's a shame
Time ain't money
Unfortune thang
Time ain't money
You know it's a bitch
If time was money
I'd already be rich

Four Chords and Several Years Ago (1994)

Shake, Rattle, And Roll

C. Calhoun

Get outta that bed and wash those face and hands
Get outta that bed, wash those face and hands
Get in that kitchen, make some noise with the pots and pans

When you wear those dresses, the sun comes shining through
When you wear those dresses, the sun comes shining through
I can't believe my eyes all that mess belongs to you

I believe in my soul you're a devil in nylon hose
I believe in my soul you're a devil in nylon hose
Well, the harder I work, the faster my money goes

I said, shake, rattle and roll, I said shake, rattle and roll
I said shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Well, you won't do nothin' to save your doggone soul

I'm like a one-eyed cat peepin' in a seafood store
I'm like a one-eyed cat peepin' in a seafood store
Well, I can look at you and tell you ain't no child no more

Way over the hill, way down underneath
Way over the hill, way down underneath
You make me roll my eyes, Baby, make me grit my teeth

I said shake, rattle and roll, I said shake, rattle and roll
I said shake, rattle and roll, I said shake, rattle and roll
Well, you won't do nothing to save your doggone...

Shake, rattle and roll

Blue Monday

D. Bartholomew / A. Domino

Blue Monday how I hate Blue Monday
Got to work like a slave all day
Here come Tuesday, oh hard Tuesday
I'm so tired got no time to play
Here come Wednesday, I'm beat to my socks
My gal calls, got to tell her that I'm out
'Cause Thursday is a hard workin' day
And Friday I get my pay

Saturday mornin', oh Saturday mornin'
All my tiredness has gone away
Got my money and my honey
And I'm out on the stand to play
Sunday mornin' my head is bad
But it's worth it for the time that I had
But I've got to get my rest
'Cause Monday is a mess

Searching For My Love

R. Moore

Searchin', searchin' for my baby, yes I am
Searchin', searchin' for my baby, yes I am

Searchin', searchin' for my baby
I'm searchin', searchin' for my love
I'm searchin' for the one I adore
If I find her you know I will
I'll never, never let her go no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no
I'll never, never let her go, now, baby

I love you, I need you
I need you by my side
For my love, for my true love
I'll never, never never hide, now, baby, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no I'll never, never never hide, no no

I wonder I wonder why
You had to leave me this way
I'm sorry, darling that I made you cry
Forgive me, love, for the things I've done to you
Come along, come along
Give me one more try

Searchin', baby
I'm searchin', searchin' for my love
I'm searchin' for the one I adore
When I find her I'll never, never let her go, no no
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
I'll never, never let her go

(She's) Some Kind Of Wonderful

J. Ellison

I don't need a whole lots 'a money
I don't need a big, fine car
I got everything that a man could want
I got more than I could ask for
Now, I don't have to run around
I don't have to stay out all night
'Cause I got me a sweet, a sweet lovin' woman
And she knows just how to treat me right

Well my baby, she's all right
Well my baby, she's clean out of sight, don't you know that
she's

She's some kind 'a wonderful
She's some kind 'a wonderful Yes she is, she's a
She's some kind 'a wonderful Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

When I hold her in my arms
You know, she sets my soul on fire
Oo, when my baby kisses me
My heart becomes filled with desire
When she wraps her lovin' arms around me
It 'bout tires me out of my mind
Yeah, when my baby kisses me chills run up and down my spine

Well my baby, she's all right
Uh, my baby, she's clean out of sight, don't you know that
she's

She's some kind 'a wonderful
She's some kind 'a wonderful Yes she is, she's a
She's some kind 'a wonderful Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Now is there anybody got a sweet little woman like mine
Got to be somebody got a, got a sweet little woman like mine

Can I get a witness
Can I get a witness
Can I get a witness
Can I get a witness

Repeat Chorus

But It's Alright

J. Jackson / P. Tubbs

You don't know how I feel
You'll never know how I feel
When I needed you to come around
You always try to put me down
Well I know, girl, believe me when I say that
You are surely, surely gonna pay, girl

But it's all right, all right girl
You can hurt me but it's all right
Hey now, one day ah, you will see
You'll never find a guy like me
Who'll love you right both day and night
You'll never have to worry 'cause it's alright

Oh, but I'm tellin' you girl and I know it's true
That I was made to love only you

But it's all right, all right girl
You can hurt me, but it's all right
Go on, yeah

Oh, oh, yeah
My my my baby, wow, yeah!

I said it's all right, all right girl
Hey, now it's all right, all right girl
Now there's one thing I wanna say, hey, yeah
You'll meet a guy who'll make you pay
He'll treat you bad and make you sad
And you will ruin the love you had
Oh, but I hate to say I told you so, but
Baby, you gotta gotta reap what you sow, girl

But it's all right all right girl
You are payin' now, but it's all right

Goodbye, love
goodbye, girl
You're payin' now, say bye-bye
You hurt me once, you hurt me twice
Oh, but-a baby, that don't cut no ice

If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody

R. Clack

If you got to make a fool of somebody
If you got to make a fool of someone
Do you really want to hurt me
When Iím the one that worries
About you

Daytime
Nitetime
Anytime at all
I'll rush to your side
Anytime you call
Just to be near you
You know
That anywhere Iíll go
How could you hurt me so

If you got to make a fool of somebody
If you got to make a fool of someone
If you got to make a fool of somebody
If you got to make a fool of someone
Do you really want to hurt me
When I'm the one that worries
About you

Mother In Law

A. Toussaint

Mother in law, mother in law
mother in law, mother in law

The worst person I know
mother in law, mother in law
she worries me so
mother in law, mother in law
if she leaves us alone
we could have a happy home
sent from down below
mother in law, mother in law
mother in law, mother in law

Satan should be her name
mother in law, mother in law
to me they're about the same
mother in law, mother in law
everytime I open my mouth
steps in trying to put me out
how could you stood so low
mother in law, mother in law
mother in law, mother in law

Come home with my pay
mother in law, mother in law
she asks me what I made
mother in law, mother in law
she thinks her advice is a contribution
if she would leave that would be the solution
don't come back no more
mother in law, mother in law
mother in law, mother in law....

Little Bitty Pretty One

R. Byrd / Arrangement by Huey Lewis and the News

Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

Little bitty pretty one
Come on and talk-a to me
A-lovey dovey dovey one
Come sit down on my knee

Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

I'll tell you a story
Happened long time ago
A-little bitty pretty one
I've been watching you grow

Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

Little bitty pretty one
Come on and talk-a to me
A-lovey dovey dovey one
Come sit down on my knee

Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

S. L. Hopkins

Good morning little schoolgirl
Can I come home with you?
Tell your mama and your papa
I'm a little schoolboy too.

Come on now pretty baby
I just can't help myself
You're so young and pretty
I don't need nobody else

Good morning little schoolgirl
Can I come home with you?
Don't you hear me crying?
Oww hey ooee

I'm gonna leave you baby
About the break of day
On account of the way you treat me
I got to stay away

Come on now pretty baby
Darling come on home
You know I love you baby
I got to get you all alone

Good morning little schoolgirl
Can I come home with you?
Can't you hear me crying?
Oww hey ooee

I'm gonna buy me an airplane
Fly all over your town
Tell everybody baby
Lord, know you're fine

Come on now pretty baby
Now, I just can't help myself
You're so young and pretty
I don't need nobody else

Good morning little schoolgirl
Can I come home with you?
Can't you hear me crying?
Oww hey ooee

Good morning little schoolgirl
Can I come home with you?
Good morning little schoolgirl
Can I come home with you?
Tell your mama and your papa
I'm a schoolboy too.
I'm a schoolboy too.
Hey, I'm a schoolboy too.

I want to be your chauffer
I want to ride your little machine
I want to be your chauffer
I want to ride your little machine

I want to put a tiger, baby
I want to put a tiger, baby
I want to put a tiger, baby
Hey, in your sweet little tank.

Hey, baby now yes I do
Ha, yes I do
Hey I got to
Hey I got to come on home with you
Tell your mama
Tell your papa
Tell your mama and your papa
Hey, I'm a schoolboy too
Hey, Hey, I'm a schoolboy too
Ha oww, I'm a schoolboy too
Ow, I wanna keep your company
Hey, I wanna keep your company

Stagger Lee

H. Loin / L. Price

The night was clear, and the moon was yellow
And the leaves came tumblin' down. . .

I was standin' on the corner
When I heard my bull dog bark.
He was barkin' at the two men
Who were gamblin' in the dark.

It was Stagger Lee and Billy,
Two men who gambled late.
Stagger Lee threw a seven,
Billy swore that he threw eight.

Stagger Lee told Billy,
"I can't let you go with that.
"You have won all my money,
"And my brand-new Stetson hat."

Stagger Lee went home
And he got his .44.
Said, "I'm goin' to the bar room
"Just to pay that debt I owe."

(bridge)

Go, Stagger Lee

Stagger Lee went to the bar room
And he strolled across the bar room floor.
He said "Now nobody move!"
And he pulled his .44.

"Stagger Lee," cried Billy,
"Oh, please don't take my life!
"I've got three little children,
"And a very sickly wife."

Stagger Lee shot Billy
Oh, he shot that poor boy so bad
That a bullet went through Billy
And broke the bartender's glass.

Go, Stagger Lee, go, Stagger Lee!
Go, Stagger Lee, go, Stagger Lee!
(to fade)

She Shot A Hole In My Soul

M. Gayden, C. Neese

She shot a hole in my soul
I'm walking all over town
calling her name and trying to find her
she shot a hole in my soul-yeah
I'm walking all over town
knockin and beatin on every door

Some pity me
and people start to cry
one man said he helped me
but I thanked him and said goodbye
'cause I've got to keep on trying-oh
I'm going crazy, about to lose my mind
I've got to keep on trying
I'm going crazy, about to lose my mind

My heart says
without a love you're dying
baby, baby, baby
can't you hear me crying
say, oooh
woooh, help me somebody

She shot a hole in my soul
I'm walking all over town
calling her name and try to find her
she shot a hole in my soul-yeah
I'm walking all over town
knockin and beatin on every door

I walked into a club
jumped up and grabbed the microphone
I asked the man, leading the band
to let me sing a song
'cause my heart says
without a love you're dying
baby, baby, baby
can't you hear me crying
say, oooh
woooh

She shot a hole in my soul
I'm walking all over town
calling her name and try to find her
she shot a hole in my soul-yeah
I'm walking all over town
knockin and beatin on every door

Surely I Love You

M. Oliver, J. Bracken

Chorus:
Surely, surely, surely, surely,
surely, surely, surely, surely,
I, I, I, I,
I, I, I, I,
love ov, lo lo, love ov, lo lo, love ov, lolo love you

Come rain, come snow
come, come sunshine
your love will stop the rain
it will melt the snow
'cause you're mine
all I find to say
when I feel this way
is just I...I
love you, love you, love you

I love you because
darling, you're for real
you showed this heart of mine
how a real true lovin' ought to feel

Surely, surely, surely, surely,
surely, surely, surely, surely,
I, I, I, I,
I, I, I, I,

I love you because
honey, you're for real
you showed this aching heart
how a real true lovin' ought to feel

Chorus

You Left The Water Running

R. Hall, D. Penn, O.Franck

Chorus:
You left the water running
When you left me here behind
You left the water running
Running from these eyes of mine
Running from these eyes of mine

You turned off the life and love
And left with another guy
You turned off all of your love from me
But you forgot to turn off the cry
You forgot to turn off the cry

You pull the shades a way down low
You disconnect the telephone
Oh baby, but these tears, a-running from my eyes
You can't turn 'em off any, no
No you can't turn 'em off any, no

(brass solo)

Chorus

You locked the door, left my heart outside
And then you threw the key away (tell 'em Colla)
But you'll regret and you'll be upset
When you get your water bill to pay
When you get your water bill to pay

Chorus

Your Cash Ain't Nothing But Trash

C. Calhoun

Walking down the main drag one night
I met a fine chick that looked- just right
she stopped in and I flashed my roll
I told her she could have all of my dough
she turned around, and with a fround
she said this ain't no circus and I don't need a clown
Your cash ain't nothin' but trash
your cash ain't nothin' but trash
your cash ain't nothin' but trash
so there ain't no need in your hangin' around

Just to make the hit with that chick
I tried to get a cadillac right quick
the man at the place looked so strange
I had nine hundred bucks and some change
we disagreed, I tried to pleed
He said I ain't no chicken and I don't need your feed

Your cash ain't nothin' but trash
Your cash ain't nothin' but trash
Your cash ain't nothin' but trash
then brother you're crawling we passed your speed

I'm walking and countin my bucks
the man with the gun said hands up
I tried to get away but I was too slow
he caught me and took all of my dough
I heard him shout, as he cut out
"you really lost nothing what you're crying about?"

Your cash ain't nothin' but trash
Your cash ain't nothin' but trash
Your cash ain't nothin' but trash
and he took my watch and I passed out

I woke in the arms of a big cop
police station next stop
the judge swung his fist down plunk plunk
twenty dollar fine 'cause you're drunk
dig up the dough, and you can go
and all I had was a buffalo

Your cash ain't nothin' but trash
Your cash ain't nothin' but trash
Your cash ain't nothin' but trash
but I sure better get me some more

Function At The Junction

F. Long / E. Holland

I'm getting ready for the function at the junction
Brother, you'd better come on right now
Because everybody's gonna be there
We got people comin' from everywhere

We got Ling Ting Tong from China
Long Tall Sally from Carolina
We got 007, the private eye,
And he's bringin' all the guys from "I Spy"

Tell one, tell all, We gonna have a ball
Tell 'em bout the the function at the junction
Sister, you'd better come on right now
Talkin' 'bout that function at the junction
Brother, you'd better come on right now

We serving egg foo yung and barbecue
We got chicken dumplings and kidney stew
We gonna make big fun till the break of dawn
Gonna shake a tailfeather shoot, it's gonna be a run

Hold a shotgun on the rooster, and dare him to crow
Tell anybody sleepin say, get out on that floor

Tell one, tell all, We gonna have a ball!
Tell 'em bout the the function at the junction
Sister, you'd better come on right now
Tell 'em 'bout that function at the junction
Brother, you'd better come on right now

We got soul brothers, Jitterbugs
Hip cats with crazy hats
Pretty girls with pretty smiles
All decked out in the latest styles
Memphis Slim and Guitar Jim
Betty Boop and ooo-boop-e-doop
Mohair Sam from Alabam
Minnesota Fats from Hobo Flats
Gravitatin' Hip-shakin' cuties now
Talkin' bout some fascinatin' devastatin' beauties now
They all be gathering here, from far and near

For the Function at the Junction
Tell 'em bout the the function at the junction
Sister, you'd better come on right now
Tell 'em 'bout that function at the junction
Brother, you'd better come on right now

I'm getting' ready for the Function at the Junction
Sister, you'd better come on right now
Tell 'em 'bout that function at the junction
Brother, you'd better come on right now
For the function at the junction

Better To Have And Not Need

D. Covay / E. Watts

You know I can't get no more (satisfaction),
Girl you just don't give me no more (inspiration).
Listen to me,
You gone and lost that (lovin' feeling),
But you won't see me packin' up my clothes and (goin' leavin').

It's better to have and don't need,
Than need and don't have.
Much better to have and don't need,
Than need and don't have.
You know that a man without a woman,
Is sure gonna feel bad.

Girl you cause me so much (pain and sorrow),
But you know we haven't no money momma is it (so much harder).
You better know it yeah.
Friends stop by my house (instigating),
But you know there won't be no no (separating).

Going Down Slow

J. Oden

Well I've had my fun if I don't get well no more
Well I've had my fun if I don't get well no more
Yeah my head is spinning
And I'm going down slow

Please write my mother tell her the shape I'm in
Please write my mother tell her the shape I'm in
Tell her to pray for me
Forgive me for my sins

(harmonica solo)

Don't send me no doctor he won't do me no good
Don't send me no doctor he won't do me no good
I said it's all my fault
Did do things I shouldn't have... (Chris)

(guitar solo)

Driftin' and stumblin' like a ship out on the sea
Driftin' and stumblin' like a ship out on the sea
I ain't got nobody
To care for me


Time Flies... The Best of Huey Lewis and the News (1996)

The Heart Of Rock & Roll

Heart And Soul

Doing It All For My Baby

Do You Believe In Love

Trouble In Paradise (Live)

The Power Of Love

If This Is It

Bad Is Bad

Workin' For A Livin'

It's Alright

Curtis Mayfield

They say it's alright
Say it's alright
It's alright, have a good time
Cause it's alright, whoa it's alright

Now we gonna move it slow
When the lights are low
When you move it slow
It feels like more
Cause it's alright
Whoa it's alright

Now listen to the beat
Kinda tap your feet
You got soul
Everybody knows that it's alright
Whoa it's alright

When you wake up early in the morning
Feeling sad like so many of us do
Hold a little soul
And make life your goal
And surely something's gotta come to you

And you gotta say it's alright
Say it's alright
It's alright, have a good time
Cause it's alright
Whoa it's alright

Someday I'll find me a woman
Who will love me and treat me real nice
Where my road has got to go
My love she will know from morning, noon
Until the night

And she's gotta say that it's alright
Say it's alright
It's alright, have a good time
Cause it's alright
Whoa it's alright
Now listen to the beat
Kinda tap your feet
You got soul
Everybody knows that it's alright
Whoa it's alright
You got soul
Everybodu knows that it's alright
Whoa it's alright

Stuck With You

I Want A New Drug

100 Years From Now

Marcel East / Nathan East / Huey Lewis

If I don't treat you like a lady
you won't hold my hand
And you don't like it when I call you baby
don't you understand
even though we don't see eye to eye
that's no reason to say goodbye
you gotta learn to give and take
there's so much love we can make

chorus
even though we might be having a few doubts
let's take the time and try to work things out
the little things we fuss and fight about
ain't gonna matter 100 years from now

I admit I'm a little lazy--isn't everyone
and you let things drive you crazy
sometimes you act so young
even though we don't realize
we'd be foolish not to compromise
'cause what we have is all we've got
believe it or not
we've really got a lot

chorus

chorus

So Little Kindness

Chris Hayes / Huey Lewis / Rob Sudduth

I can't believe it after so long
how can the memories really be gone
now i don't deny it's over
but why must you be so cold
I can't believe it

So little kindness
yeah baby that's too bad
saw you this evening out on the town
you went outta your way just to put me down
now why got this chip on your sholder
when I don't even love you no more
I can't belive it

So little kindness
baby it's sad
'cause we con't even talk about the little things
after this love we had
so little kindness
baby that's too bad
so sad child child

Don't worry baby
I'm not gonna stand in your way
now that it's gone
our love is strong
no matter what you say

So little kindness
you're so blind
that you can't even recognize a real thing
when it was yours and mine
so little kindness
after all this time

So little kindness
baby it's sad
cause we can't even talk about anything
after what we once had
so little kindness
so little kindness
so little kindness
I'm looking for some kindness
I need some kindness
can I just have some kindness
give me some kindness

'Til The Day After

Joe White / Steve Carter / Sean Hopper

Chorus
I believe you can love someone forever
I believe if it's right love will last a lifetime
if you say I will stay everyday right here by your side
loving every night

Soft perfume and a smooth walk
a smile that dances when you talk
sweet melody when you whisper to me
I love ya
I need ya
I'm never gonna leave you

Summer mornings in your hair
paradise in my arms and I wanna take you there
so I'm down on one knee, and if you'll have me
I love you
I'll please you
I'm never gonna leave

I'm gonna stay till the day after
after the sun turns off it's lights
the stars don't shine at night
when god comes for my soul
I'll politely say no
I'm gonna stay till the day after
the world stops turning around

Chorus

I'm gonna stay till the day after
after the sun turns off it's lights
the stars don't shine at night
when god comes for my soul
I'll politely say no
I'm gonna stay till the day after
the world stops turning around

After the sun turns off it's lights
the stars don't shine at night
when god comes for my soul
I'll politely say no
I'm gonna stay till the day after
the world stops turning around

I'm gonna stay till the day after the world stops turning round
I'm gonna stay till the day after the world stops turning round

When The Time Has Come

Chris Hayes / Huey Lewis

Everything's gonna clear up and the sun will shine everybody's gonna cheer up 'cause it's redemption time

Don't you worry 'bout a thing cause you know things are gonna change when the time has come

Walls are gonna crumble and fall into the sea oh, all men will be humble that's a guarantee

A little rain is gonna fall but it will only wash away the tears of us all

Don't you worry bout a thing 'cause that train is gonna run you will be on it from here to kingdom come when the time has come

Listen to the band feels like a change

Wind is gonna rise up and blow us all away people gonna wise up cause it's judgement day

So don't you worry about a thing cause you know that train is gonna run you will be on it not just for some we'll all be on it from here to kingdom come when the time has come

When the time has come when the time has come oh when the time has come

Everything's gonna clear up everybody cheer up walls are gonna crumble all men will be humble feeling it getting stronger won't be down much longer we will be free when the time has come

When the time has come I beieve the time has come feels like a change when the time....


Plan B (2001)

We're not here for a long time (3:53) 

Johnny Colla / Chris Hayes / Huey Lewis
Cause and Effect Music/Kinda Blue Music/Huey Lewis Music. All rights administered by Hulex Music, ASCAP.

There's a party down on the corner, do you want to go?
They got rhythm, a little blues, and a whole lot of soul
I don't care what you've got to say
You're comin' with me anyway
We're not here for a long time
We're here for a good time

I know it's hard makin' a living every day
And I know how hard you've been workin'
But now it's time to play
Tell that wolf waitin' at your door
He'll just have to wait some more
We're not here for a long time
We're here for a good time

Some say the world is ending
It might just come to pass
Ain't no use in pretending
Tonight could be the last

Tell the mailman to hold the mail
Get ready to wag your tail
We're not here for a long time
We're here for a good time

Some say the world is ending
Who knows if it's true?
Ain't no use in pretending
There's not much we can do

Leave a message for those who call
We're out havin' us a ball
We're not here for a long time
We're here for a good time

My other woman (4:06) 

Johnny Colla / Huey Lewis
Cause and Effect Music/Huey Lewis Music. All rights administered by Hulex Music, ASCAP.

I love my wife - I love my honey
I gave them both everything I had
Like lots of love - and lots of money
Can a little devotion be too much to ask?
I should have seen it coming
Man, you know it's always something
I'd give a month of Sundays to se her again
Believe me when I tell you

I know it's hard - it's never easy
It's like an illness in the family
So I'm takin' the news the best that I can
My other woman's got another man

I was the man - rich and good-lookin'
Ask anybody in the neighborhood
Then she cut out - now nothin's cookin'
All of a sudden I don't look so good
I went to have my head examined
Doctor, what you got for depression?
He pulled me aside and said
"Son, you better get you another other woman"

"I now it's hard - no it ain't easy
You got a problem in your family"
So I'm carrying on the best that I can
My other woman's got another man

Now every day I feel like cryin'
It's like a part of us has gone away
But I'll be strong - pick up the pieces
I'll find the strength to face another day

Yes, I'm carrying on the best that I can
My other woman's got another man

I ain't perfect (4:32) 

Bill Gibson / Huey Lewis
Sub-Par Music/Huey Lewis Music. All rights administered by Hulex Music, ASCAP.

I was gone
I admit it, but baby, so were you
And I was wrong
Sometimes, baby, so are you
I might be less than ideal
But baby, you know I'm for real
I ain't perfect

You got angry
Yes you did, you said I wasn't home
But you're pretending
You know as well as I that I was alone
Baby, I heard what you said
And maybe I don't use my head
But honey, I am what I am
Try to understand
My heart's in your hand
I ain't perfect but I'm perfect for you

People talking
You hear them talking, saying I don't care
But don't you believe them
'Cause only fools believe everything they hear
And if I don't do all I should
That don't mean I'm no good
"Cause honey, I am what I am
Try to understand
My heart's in your hand
I'm not perfect but I'm perfect for you

When I write the book (3:41)

This is a cover of the classic Nick Lowe song.

Nick Lowe / Dave Edmunds / Billy Bremner
Plangent Visions Music, Ltd.

Now I can remember like it was only yesterday
Love was young and foolish like a little child at play
But oh how lovers change -- I never dreamed how easily
'Cause now I'm just a shadow of the boy I used to be

And when I write the book about my love
It will be about a man who's torn in half
About his hopes and ambitions wasted through the years
The pain will be written on every page in tears
When I write the book about my love

I was a fool to myself when I kept on runnin' around
And I fared little better when I tried settlin' down
Maybe some magic moment
I've never known one, not for long
For all too soon the magic is in a moment gone

And when I write the book about my love
It'll be a heartbreaking story about love and luck
When I get down on the pages all I felt
It will make the hardest-hearted of critics' hearts melt
When I write the book about my love

When I was young love was fun and I was so happy
I looked so good, and I dressed so snappy
Two-tone shoes on my feet, big old smile on my face
As I moved and grooved all over the place
Now I'm down in the heels, my complexion is bad
'Cause my love life is sadder than sad

And when I write the book about my love
It'll be a pop publication, tougher than tough
When I get down on the pages all I missed
It will shoot to the top of the best-sellers list
When I write the book about my love

I'm not in love yet (duet with Wynonna Judd) (4:28) 

Chris Hayes/Huey Lewis
Kinda Blue Music/Huey Lewis Music. All rights administered by Hulex Music, ASCAP.

It hasn't been long - but it hasn't been bad
And you may be the very best thing -- I've ever had
But you want to know -- 'cause you're making plans
Well I'll make you a promise I'll keep
I'll do the best that I can

I'm not in love yet, but I'm workin' on it
It might take some time
It ain't easy to do if it's gonna be true
I'm not in love yet, oh but I'm workin' on it

There you go again - tryin' to pin me down
Isn't it enough for me to say - I love having you around
Why do we always have to talk about the way that we feel
Baby, all the conversation in the world
Won't make it more real

I'm not in love yet, but I'm workin' on it
It might take some time
It ain't easy to do if it's gonna be true
I'm not in love yet, oh but I'm workin' on it

I hear you say - you need some kind of proof
Well it may not be what you want to her
But I'm telling you the truth
Why do we always have to wonder what the future will bring
Baby all I know is how I feel now
But time can change everything

I'm not in love yet, but I'm workin' on it
It might take some time
It ain't easy to do if it's gonna be true
I'm not in love yet, oh but I'm workin' on it
It might take some time
It ain't easy to do if it's gonna be true
I'm not in love yet, oh but I'm workin' on it

Thank you #19 (4:52) 

Sean explains this song pokes fun at all the songs titled "Thank you". Originally titled "Thank you #29", it seems it was renamed #19 because of a typo!.

Sean Hopper / Huey Lewis
Bedaah Music/Huey Lewis Music. All rights administered by Hulex Music, ASCAP

I want to tell you 'cause it's true
I want to tell you in a way that sounds new
It's so old-fashioned - but that's the way I feel for you
I'd heard the music of Marvin Gaye
But I finally understood it today
I heard the record like I never had before
And I just want to say thank you
For everything you do
Thank you for all the things that you do

Your love and kindness are heaven-sent
Now I know exactly what the man meant
When he said "Thank you for lettin' me be myself"
And now I know without a doubt
Just what Sam & Dave were talking about
You didn't have to, but you did just what you did
And I gotta say thank you
For everything you do
Thank you for all the things that you do

You've heard the title a thousand times
Same old message but I'm makin' it mine
'Cause I'm so thankful tat you came into my life
And I just gotta say thank you
For everything you do
Thank you for all the things that you do

Plan B (3:27) 

This song plays much longer in concert (with long solos from each member of the horn section--Ron, Rob, and Marvin).

Johnny Colla / Huey Lewis
Cause and Effect Music/Huey Lewis Music. All rights administered by Hulex Music, ASCAP

Wasn't forever the word you used?
Always together, you said we can't lose
Picture of a minister, bells and lace
And all of the relatives in one place
And then right in the middle of the party
You want to change your mind
Well it's time for me to wake up to reality
Plan B

I should have known better, a girl so fine
They tell me it happens all the time
Nothing but trouble tip to toe
And tons of attention everywhere you go
Well, youíre the kind of girl that
Makes a little dog break a big chain
There's only one option that's left for me
Plan B

I guess it was too good to b true
All that devotion and attitude
But you found somebody you had missed
And that was the one thing that you can't resist
So you tell me that you love me
Then you kick me out in the street
Well, itís time for me to face up to reality
Plan B

The rhythm ranch (4:49) 

Johnny Colla / Huey Lewis
Cause and Effect Music/Huey Lewis Music. All rights administered by Hulex Music, ASCAP

We know a place with a real big beat
A destination soul retreat
A musical cure for your day-to-day stress
It's a dream vacation way out West
Yeah, it's a soulful scene if you know what I mean

Come on down, take a chance
Get you a room at the rhythm ranch
Ride your pony, let's dance
Uh-huh, baby, that's the rhythm ranch

They got killer music everywhere
To help you deal with the pain out there
I think you'll see that it's money well spent
More than a hundred grooves for rent
And they got all the blues and views you can use

Come on down, take a chance
Get you a room at the rhythm ranch
Ride your pony, let's dance
Uh-huh, baby, that's the rhythm ranch
Chicken dumplings and big bands
Tuning it up at the rhythm ranch
Saxophones and romance
Uh-huh, baby, that's the rhythm ranch

The funkiest place you have ever seen
And you won't find it in a magazine
They got four-star service in 4/4 time
And sweet soul music to ease your mind
Yeah, it's a real good deal with tons of feel

Let her go and start over (4:58) 

Mike Duke, who also wrote Doing it all for my baby, wrote this song. Huey originally heard the song around 20 years ago, and loved it. But the band just couldn't quite get the song to come together despite playing with it several times over the years. Finally it did!

Mike Duke
Songs of PolyGram International/Lew-Bob Songs, BMI

Trapped in a love for years
And now I think I've found the real thing
And when I think about your tears
And all the joy that true love can bring
What can I do? -- I gotta find a way to tell you
What can I say? - 'cause I don't want to break your heart

Let her go and start over
There ain't nothing that I can do
Let her go and start over
Baby, it's up to you
Let her go and start over
There ain't nothing that you can say
Let her go and start over

How can I tell you, baby?
After all the good times we've seen?
I know I gotta leave but maybe
You think I'm trying to be mean
What can I do? - Now I know I love another?
What can I say? - It hurts you when I say I love her
What can I do to be fair to me -- to be fair to you?
My friends tell me

I never think about you (5:23)

This song could suffer from being misunderstood just as "Hip to be square" was. But if you think about it, it should occur to you that if the guy is taking the time to write this song, of course he thinks about her.

Chris Hayes / John Pierce / Huey Lewis
Kinda Blue Music/Bob-A-Lew Songs/ Huey Lewis Music, ASCAP

When I wake up in the morning -- same old time
Believe it or not baby, you're the last thing on my mind
I don't miss the conversation -- there was nothin' left to say
Staring at the ceiling, you just can't live your life that way

Now I'm living by myself without a care in the world
I never think about you
And I'm happy as I've ever been -- well, I pretend I am
I never think about you

I don't remember -- you know I don't care
I don't even remember the color of your hair
I used to think I loved you - it was just a fantasy
I quit pretending that you mean anything to me

I don't remember how many times I've cried
Looking for reasons that we said goodbye

So little kindness (4:20)

Already released on the Time Flies... collection, Huey and the band feel this song didn't get the exposure it deserved and that it fit in with the new album. Although this version will have the same arrangement, it is a new recording.

Chris Hayes / Huey Lewis / Rob Sudduth
Kinda Blue Music/Huey Lewis Music/Hulex Music, ASCAP

I can't believe it after so long
how can the memories really be gone
now I don't deny it's over
but why must you be so cold
i can't believe it

So little kindness
Yeah baby that's too bad
Saw you this evening out on the town
You went outta your way just to put me down
Now why got this chip on your shoulder
When I don't even love you no more
I can't belive it

so little kindness
baby it's sad
'cause we can't even talk about the little things
after this love we had
so little kindness
baby that's too bad
so sad child child

don't worry baby
i'm not gonna stand in your way
now that it's gone
our love is strong
no matter what you say

so little kindness
you're so blind
that you can't even recognize a real thing
when it was yours and mine
so little kindness
after all this time

So little kindness -- baby it's sad
"Cause we can't even talk about anything
after what we once had
so little kindness
so little kindness
so little kindness
i'm looking for some kindness
i need some kindness
can i just have some kindness
give me some kindness


Live At 25 (2005)

The Heart Of Rock And Roll

J. Colla / H. Lewis

New York, New York, is everything they say
And no place that I'd rather be
Where else can you do a half a million things
All at a quarter to three
When they palt their music, ooh that modern music
They like it with a lot of style
But t's still that same old back beat rhythm
That really drives 'em wild

They say the heart of rock and roll is still beating
And from what I've seen I believe 'em
Now the old boy may be barely breathing
But the heart of rock and roll is still beating

LA, Hollywood, and the Sunset Strip
Is something everyone should see
Neon lights and the pretty pretty girls
All dressed so scantily
When they play their music
That hard rock music
They like it with a lot of flash
But it's still that same old back beat rhythm
That really kicks 'em in the

They say the heart of rock and roll is still beating
And from what I've seen I believe 'em
Now the old boy may be barely breathing
But the heart of rock and roll is still beating

DC, San Antone and the Liberty Town, Boston and Baton Rouge
Tulsa, Austin, Oklahoma City, Seattle, San Francisco, too
Everywhere there's music, real live music, bands with a million styles
But It's still that some old rock and roll music
that really drives 'em wild

They say the heart of rock and roll is still beating
And from what I've seen I believe 'em
Now the old boy may be barely breathing
But the heart of rock and roll is still beating

So Little Kindness

Chris Hayes / Huey Lewis / Rob Sudduth

I can't believe it after so long
how can the memories really be gone
now i don't deny it's over
but why must you be so cold
I can't believe it

So little kindness
yeah baby that's too bad
saw you this evening out on the town
you went outta your way just to put me down
now why got this chip on your sholder
when I don't even love you no more
I can't belive it

So little kindness
baby it's sad
'cause we con't even talk about the little things
after this love we had
so little kindness
baby that's too bad
so sad child child

Don't worry baby
I'm not gonna stand in your way
now that it's gone
our love is strong
no matter what you say

So little kindness
you're so blind
that you can't even recognize a real thing
when it was yours and mine
so little kindness
after all this time

So little kindness
baby it's sad
cause we can't even talk about anything
after what we once had
so little kindness
so little kindness
so little kindness
I'm looking for some kindness
I need some kindness
can I just have some kindness
give me some kindness

Thank you #19 (4:52) 

Sean explains this song pokes fun at all the songs titled "Thank you". Originally titled "Thank you #29", it seems it was renamed #19 because of a typo!.

Sean Hopper / Huey Lewis
Bedaah Music/Huey Lewis Music. All rights administered by Hulex Music, ASCAP

I want to tell you 'cause it's true
I want to tell you in a way that sounds new
It's so old-fashioned - but that's the way I feel for you
I'd heard the music of Marvin Gaye
But I finally understood it today
I heard the record like I never had before
And I just want to say thank you
For everything you do
Thank you for all the things that you do

Your love and kindness are heaven-sent
Now I know exactly what the man meant
When he said "Thank you for lettin' me be myself"
And now I know without a doubt
Just what Sam & Dave were talking about
You didn't have to, but you did just what you did
And I gotta say thank you
For everything you do
Thank you for all the things that you do

You've heard the title a thousand times
Same old message but I'm makin' it mine
'Cause I'm so thankful tat you came into my life
And I just gotta say thank you
For everything you do
Thank you for all the things that you do

I Want A New Drug/Small World

C. Hayes / H. Lewis

I want a new drug
One that won't make me sick
One that won' make me crash my car
Or make me feel three feet thick

I want a new drug
One that won't hurt my head
One that won't make my mouth too dry
Or make my eyes too red

One that won't make me nervous
Wondering what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when I'm with you
When I'm alone with you

I want a new drug
One that won't spill
One that don't cost too much
Or come in a pill

I want a new drug
One that won't go away
One that won't keep me up all night
One that won't make me sleep all day

One that won't make me nervous
Wondering what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when I'm with you
When I'm alone with you
I'm alone with you baby

I want a new drug
One that does what it should
One that won't make me feel too bad
One that won't make me feel too good

I want a new drug
One with no doubt
One that won't make me talk too much
Or make my face break out

One that won't make me nervous
Wondering what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when I'm with you
When I'm alone with you

Hayes / Lewis

All around the world
There are people like you and me
From the poorest beggar in the street
To the richest king and queen

Some people take
And then they never give
You gotta learn to give and take
If ya want to learn to live
In a small world

Now we can
Fight one another
Like they to on T.V.
Or we can
Help one another
The way it's supposed to be

If we all give a little
It could really mean a lot
It's a small world
But it's the only one we've got
Small world

If This Is It

J. Colla / H. Lewis

I've been phoning night and morning
I heard you say "tell him I'm not home"
Now you're confessing, But I'm still guessing
I've been your fool for so so long
Girl don't lie, just to save my feelings
Girl don't cry, and tell me nothing's wrong
Girl don't try to make up phony reasons
I'd rather leave than never believe

If this is it
Please let me know
If this ain't love you'd better let me know
If this is it
I want to know
If this ain't love baby, just say so

You've been thinking
And I've been drinking
We both know that it's just not right
Now you're pretending
That it's not ending
You'll say anything to avoid a fight
Girl don't lie, and tell me that you need me
Girl don't cry, and tell me nothing's wrong
I'll be alrightone way or another
So let me go, or make we want to stay

If this is it
Please let me know
If this ain't love you'd better let me know
If this is it
I want to know
If this ain't love baby, just say so

Power Of Love

Johnny Colla, Chris Hayes & Huey Lewis

The power of love is a curious thing
make a one man weep, make another man sing
Change a hawk to a little white dove
more than a feeling that's the power of love

Tougher than diamonds, rich like cream
Stronger and harder than a bad girl's dream
make a bad one good make a wrong one right
power of love that keeps you home at night

You don't need money, don't take fame
Don't need no credit card to ride this train
It's strong and it's sudden and it's cruel sometimes
but it might just save your life
That's the power of love
That's the power of love

First time you feel it, it might make you sad
Next time you feel it it might make you mad
But you'll be glad baby when you've found
that's the power makes the world go'round

And it don't take money, don't take fame
don't need no credit card to ride this train
It's strong and it's sudden it can be cruel sometimes
but it might just save your life

They say that all in love is fair
yeah, but you don't care
But you know what to do
when it gets hold of you
and with a little help from above
you feel the power of love
you feel the power of love
Can you feel it ?
Hmmm

Chorus 3 :
It don't take money and it don't take fame
don't need no credit card to ride this train
Tougher than diamonds and stronger than steel
you won't feel nothin' till you feel
you feel the power, just the power of love
That's the power, that's the power of love
You feel the power of love
you feel the power of love
feel the power of love

Some Of My Lies Are True (Sooner Or Later)

Say you wanna be a friend of mine
See me all the time
You don't care what I do
But it all sounds the same to me

Hey, can't you see
It's just like I told you

I know you think that I've
Been stringing you along
And that I've told you a few, but

(Chorus)
Sooner or later when you say I love you
You're gonna realize that
Some of my lies are true

I never told you that I was the one
Said it just for fun
You know, you knew it too
So why so much on the telephone
I'm never home

It's just like I told you

Because it's real the way you used to make me feel
It makes it so hard to say
But nothing can change the way I feel today
Don't you see that

Sooner or later when you say I love you
Your gonna
Realize that some of my lies are true

(Repeat chorus x 2)

Because it's real the way you used to make me feel
It makes it so hard to say but
Nothing can change the way I feel today
Don't you see that

(Repeat chorus x 3)

Do You Believe In Love

R. Lange

I was walking down a one way street
Just a looking for someone to meet
One woman who was looking for a man
Now I'm hoping that the feeling is right
And I'm wondering if you'll stay for the night
So I'm coming (I don't wanna be lonely)
I wanna love you all over

Do you believe in love
Do you believe it' true
Do you believe in love
Oh you can bet I believe it too

Now the feeling is beginning to grow
And the meaning is something you only know
If you believe it take my hand and I'll take your heart
Now I'm wondering where does true love begin
I'm going under so I'm lettin' you in
My woman (I don't wanna be lonely)
I wanna love you all over

Do you believe in love
Do you believe it' true
Do you believe in love
Oh you can bet I believe it too

I use to have you in a photograph
(I'm so glad it's changed)
But now I've got you and it's gonna last
(Do you believe in love)

Do you believe in love
Do you believe it' true
Do you believe in love
Oh you can bet I believe it too

It's Alright

Curtis Mayfield

They say it's alright
Say it's alright
It's alright, have a good time
Cause it's alright, whoa it's alright

Now we gonna move it slow
When the lights are low
When you move it slow
It feels like more
Cause it's alright
Whoa it's alright

Now listen to the beat
Kinda tap your feet
You got soul
Everybody knows that it's alright
Whoa it's alright

When you wake up early in the morning
Feeling sad like so many of us do
Hold a little soul
And make life your goal
And surely something's gotta come to you

And you gotta say it's alright
Say it's alright
It's alright, have a good time
Cause it's alright
Whoa it's alright

Someday I'll find me a woman
Who will love me and treat me real nice
Where my road has got to go
My love she will know from morning, noon
Until the night

And she's gotta say that it's alright
Say it's alright
It's alright, have a good time
Cause it's alright
Whoa it's alright
Now listen to the beat
Kinda tap your feet
You got soul
Everybody knows that it's alright
Whoa it's alright
You got soul
Everybodu knows that it's alright
Whoa it's alright

Bad Is Bad

A. Call / J. Ciambotti / S. Hopper / H. Lewis / J. McFee / M. Schriner

Went uptown to see my cousin
Plays guitar, sounds like a chainsaw buzzin'
In the crowd, I see his mom and dad
I said "Hey, hey Uncle, man your son is bad"

But sometimes, sometimes bad is bad
Cool is a rule, but, sometimes, bad is bad.

Across the street, a neon sign
All you can eat for a dollar ninety nine
Aww, that old stew is the baddest in the land
But one dollar's worth was all that I could stand

But sometimes, sometimes bad is bad
Cool is a rule, but, sometimes, bad is bad.

Back uptown to see marie
Nobody home, I opened the door with my key
"I love you, Huey" was the note I read
But there's a strange pair of shoes underneath the bed

But sometimes, sometimes bad is bad
Cool is a rule, but, sometimes, bad is bad.

Heart And Soul

M. Chapman / N. Chinn

Two o'clock this morning
If she should come a calling
I couldn't dream of turning her away
And if it got hot and hectic
I know she'd be electric
I'd let her take her chances with me
You see, the gets what she wants

'Cause she's heart and soul
She's hot and cold
She's got it all, hot loving every night

Can't you see her standing there
See how she looks, see how she cares
I let her steal the night away from me
Nine o'clock this morning
She left without a warning
I let her take advantage of me
You see, she got what she wanted

'Cause she's heart and soul
She's hot and cold
She's got it all, hot loving every night

But It's Alright

J. Jackson / P. Tubbs

You don't know how I feel
You'll never know how I feel
When I needed you to come around
You always try to put me down
Well I know, girl, believe me when I say that
You are surely, surely gonna pay, girl

But it's all right, all right girl
You can hurt me but it's all right
Hey now, one day ah, you will see
You'll never find a guy like me
Who'll love you right both day and night
You'll never have to worry 'cause it's alright

Oh, but I'm tellin' you girl and I know it's true
That I was made to love only you

But it's all right, all right girl
You can hurt me, but it's all right
Go on, yeah

Oh, oh, yeah
My my my baby, wow, yeah!

I said it's all right, all right girl
Hey, now it's all right, all right girl
Now there's one thing I wanna say, hey, yeah
You'll meet a guy who'll make you pay
He'll treat you bad and make you sad
And you will ruin the love you had
Oh, but I hate to say I told you so, but
Baby, you gotta gotta reap what you sow, girl

But it's all right all right girl
You are payin' now, but it's all right

Goodbye, love
goodbye, girl
You're payin' now, say bye-bye
You hurt me once, you hurt me twice
Oh, but-a baby, that don't cut no ice

Hip To Be Square

Gibson / Hopper / Lewis

I used to be a renegade, I used to fool around
But I couldn't take the punishment, and had to settle down
Now I'm playing it real straight, and yes I cut my hair
You might think I'm crazy, but I don't even care
Because I can tell what's going on
It's hip to be square

I like my bands in business suits, I watch them on TV
I'm working out most everyday and watching what I eat
They tell me that it's good for me, but I don't even car
I know that it's crazy
I know that it's nowhere
But there is no denying that
It's hip to be square

It's not too hard to figure out, you see it everyday
And those that were the farthest out have gone the other way
You see them on the freeway, It don't look like a lot of fun
But don't you try to fight it; "An idea who's time has come."

Don't tell me that I'm crazy
Don't tell me I'm nowhere
Take it from me
It's hip to be square

We're not here for a long time (3:53) 

Johnny Colla / Chris Hayes / Huey Lewis
Cause and Effect Music/Kinda Blue Music/Huey Lewis Music. All rights administered by Hulex Music, ASCAP.

There's a party down on the corner, do you want to go?
They got rhythm, a little blues, and a whole lot of soul
I don't care what you've got to say
You're comin' with me anyway
We're not here for a long time
We're here for a good time

I know it's hard makin' a living every day
And I know how hard you've been workin'
But now it's time to play
Tell that wolf waitin' at your door
He'll just have to wait some more
We're not here for a long time
We're here for a good time

Some say the world is ending
It might just come to pass
Ain't no use in pretending
Tonight could be the last

Tell the mailman to hold the mail
Get ready to wag your tail
We're not here for a long time
We're here for a good time

Some say the world is ending
Who knows if it's true?
Ain't no use in pretending
There's not much we can do

Leave a message for those who call
We're out havin' us a ball
We're not here for a long time
We're here for a good time

Back In Time

Huey Lewis and Chris Hayes

Tell me, doctor: Where are we goin' this time ?
Is this the 50's, or 1999.
All I wanted to do was play my guitar and sing.

So take me away, I don't mind.
But you better promise me: I'll be back in time.
Gotta get back in time

Don't bet your future, on one roll of the dice.
Better remember, lightning never strikes twice.
Please don't drive eighty eight, don't wanna be late again.

So take me away, I don't mind.
But you better promise me: I'll be back in time.
Gotta get back in time
Gotta get back in time
Get me back in time

Gotta get back in time
Gotta get back in time
Get back, get back

Get back Marty.

Gotta get back in time
Gotta get back in time
[Fade]
Get back, get back

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