Fore! (1986)

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JACOB’S LADDER

(B. Hornsby/J. 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
But I’m doing alright
The best that I can
Just another fallen angel
Trying to get through the night

Chorus:
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

(Chorus)

 
Lyrics

1. Jacob's Ladder
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STUCK WITH YOU

(C. Hayes/J. Colla)

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

Chorus:
Yes, it’s true (yes it’s true)
I am happy to be stuck with you
Yes, it’s true (yes it’s true)
I’m so happy to be stuck with you
Cause I can see (I can see)
That you’re happy to be stuck with me

We’ve had our doubts
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, (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

(Chorus)

 
Lyrics

2. Stuck With You
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WHOLE LOTTA LOVIN’

(J. Colla/H. 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

 
Lyrics

3. Whole Lotta Lovin'
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DOING IT ALL FOR MY BABY

(P. Cody/M. Duke)

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 everything I do I’m doing better

Chorus:
Doing it all for my baby
Cause she’s as fine as she can be
I’m 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

(Chorus)

 
Lyrics

4. Doing It All For My Baby
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HIP TO BE SQUARE

(B. Gibson/S. Hopper/H. 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
Cause I can tell what’s going on
It’s hip to be square
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 care
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 hip to be square
It’s hip to be square
So 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

 
Lyrics

5. Hip to be Square
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I KNOW WHAT I LIKE

(C. Hayes/H. Lewis)

I like things that go fast
Cause I know that good things
Don’t ever last
I like believing
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 couldn’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

Chorus:
(I know what I like)
I know what I like
(I know what I like)
I know what I like to do
(I know what I like)
I know what I like
(I know what I like to do)
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 ya
When we’re all alone

And I like staying up all night
Watching old movies
Til the morning light
I don’t pretend to know
What is right or wrong
But I won’t like leaving
If I stay here too long

(Chorus)

I like things that don’t change
Cause the more something changes
The more it stays the same
And I might be simple
I take it easy sometimes
But I can be stubborn
When I’ve made up my mind

(Chorus)

 
Lyrics

6. I Know What I Like
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I NEVER WALK ALONE

(R. Nielsen)

Well I remember our old neighborhood
Everyone there, well 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, well they’ll understand
And we’ll have the world in the palm of our had

I never walk alone
I never walk alone

It ain’t what you 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
I gotta get back to a familiar face

I never walk alone
I never walk alone
And I’m taking care of my own
I never walk alone

We stick together and we havin’ our fun
We’re taking our days one by one

 
Lyrics

7. I Never Walk Alone
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FOREST FOR THE TREES

(Fletcher/B. Gibson/H. 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 know that it ain’t that simple
No one’s always right
You know that you’re life
Is 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
The forest for the trees
You gotta learn to see

If you need somebody
Tell them please
If you want someone
Get up off your knees
You know that your life
Is worth livin’
You gotta start takin’
If no one else is givin’

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
The forest for the trees
You gotta learn to see
Forest for the trees
You just gotta learn to see
Forest for the trees

 
Lyrics

8. Forest For The Trees
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NATURALLY

(J. Colla/H. 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 whoa 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
They know that something’s wrong
Cause they don’t feel like buzzing at all
And the stars 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
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
(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
mmm, naturally

 
Lyrics

9. Naturally
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SIMPLE AS THAT

(F. Biner/E. Castillo/S. Kupka)

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 mortgage
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

It’s as simple
It’s as simple
It’s as simple as that

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 the dog and the cat
It’s as simple as that

And the money
Goes so fast
It ain’t funny

 
Lyrics

10. Simple As That
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