Greatest Hits (2007)

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THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL

(J. Colla/H. Lewis)

New York, New York is everything they say
Ain’t no place that I’d rather be
Where else can you do a half a million things
And all at a quarter to three

When they play their music
Ooh, that modern music
The like it with a lot of style
But it’s still that same old back beat rhythm
That really, really drives them wild

Chorus:
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
Heart of 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, really kicks ’em in the…

(Chorus)

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 same old rock and roll music
That really, really drives ’em wild

(Chorus)

In Cleveland
Detroit
Heart of rock and roll

 
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1. The Heart of Rock & Roll
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I WANT A NEW DRUG

(C. Hayes/H. Lewis)

I want a new drug
One that won’t make me sick
One that won’t 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

Chorus:
One that won’t make me nervous
Wonderin’ 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

(Chorus)

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

(Chorus)

 
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2. I Want a New Drug
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THE POWER OF LOVE

(J. Colla/C. Hayes/H. 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 will keep you home at night

Chorus:
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

(Chorus)

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?

(Chorus)

 
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3. The Power of Love
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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)

 
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4. 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)

 
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5. Stuck With You
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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)

 
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6. Doing It All For My Baby
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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

Chorus:
If this is it, please let me know
If this ain’t love you’d better let me go
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 alright
Oh, one way or another
So let me go
Or make we want to stay

(Chorus)

 
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7. If This Is It
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DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE

(M. Lange)

I was walkin’ down a one way street
Just a lookin’ for someone to meet
One woman who was lookin’ for a man

Now I’m hopin’ (hopin’)
That the feelin’ is right
And I’m wonderin’ (wonderin’)
If you’ll stay for the night
So I’m comin’
(I don’t wanna be lonely, baby, please tell me)
I wanna love you all over

Chorus:
(Do you believe in love)
(Do you believe it’s true)
(Do you believe in love)
Oh, your makin’ me 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
Come on

Now I’m wonder (wonder)
Where does true love begin
I’m going under (under)
So I’m lettin’ you in
My woman
(I don’t wanna be lonely, baby, please tell me)
I wanna love you all over

(Chorus)

(I used 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

(Chorus)

 
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8. Do You Believe In Love
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HEART AND SOUL

(M. Chapmin/N. Chinn)

Two o’clock this morning
If she should come a calling
I wouldn’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
She gets what she wants

Chorus:
‘Cause she’s heart and soul
She’s hot and cold
She’s got it all
Hot loving every night
Ooh-oh
Ooh-oh-oh-oh

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

(Chorus)

Yes, she’s heart and soul
She’s hot and cold
She’s got it all
She’s heart and soul

She’s got lovin’ every night
Ooh-oh
Ooh-oh-oh-oh
She’s got it all
She’s heart and soul

 
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9. Heart and Soul
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BACK IN TIME

Tell me, doctor
Where are we going this time
Is this the fifties
Or nineteen-ninety-nine
All I wanted to do
Was play my guitar and sing

Chorus:
So take me away
I don’t mind
But you’d better promise me
I’ll be back in time
I gotta get back in time

Don’t bet your future
on the roll of a dice
Better remember
Lightning never strikes twice

Please don’t drive 88
Don’t want to be late again

(Chorus)

 
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10. Back In Time
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PERFECT WORLD

(A. Call)
Everybody’s looking for a perfect world
Where you could have everything your heart desires
The perfect boy will meet the 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

Chorus:
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
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

(Chorus)

 
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11. Perfect World
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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)

 
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12. I Know What I Like
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TROUBLE IN PARADISE

(Cipollina/Colla/Gibson/Hayes/Hopper/Lewis)

Billy’s home, he just back from LA
Plenty of lines but nothing to say
He said I 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

(Chorus)

 
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13. Trouble in Paradise (Live)
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IT’S ALRIGHT

(C. Mayfield)

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

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

Now come on listen to the beat
And 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
Hum along a song
Forget what’s gone wrong
And surely something’s gotta come to you

And you gotta say it’s alright
Yeah it’s alright
It’s alright, to have a good time
Cause it’s alright
Whoa it’s alright

Now everybody clap your hands
And give yourself a chance
You got soul
Everybody knows
That 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
And in the night

And she’s gonna say
That it’s alright
Say it’s alright
It’s alright
Have a good time
Cause it’s alright
Whoa it’s alright

 
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14. It's All Right
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CRUISIN’

(S. Robinson/M. Tarplin)

Baby let’s cruise
Away from here
Don’t be confused
The way is clear

And if you want it
You got it forever
This is not a one night stand
Baby, yeah so

Chorus:
Let the music take your mind
Just release and you will find
You’re gonna fly away
Glad you’re goin’ my way
I love it when we’re cruisin’ together
The music is played for love
Cruisin’ is made for love
I love it when we’re cruisin’ together

Baby tonight
Belongs to us
Everything’s right
Do what you must
And inch by inch
We get closer and closer
To every little part of each other
ooh baby, yeah so

(chorus)

Cruise with me baby
Cruise
Baby let’s cruise
Let’s flow, let’s glide
Let’s open up and go inside

And if you want it you got it forever
I can just stay there beside you
And love you baby

(chorus)

 
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15. Cruisin'
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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

Chorus:
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

(Chorus)

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 who 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

(Chorus)

 
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16. Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do
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SMALL WORLD (PART 1)

(C. Hayes/H. 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 do 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, small world
But it’s the only one we’ve got
Small world

 
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17. Small World
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BUT IT’S ALRIGHT

(J.J. Jackson/P. Tubbs)

You don’t know how I feel
You 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
That you are surely, surely gonna pay, girl

But it’s alright, alright girl
You hurt me, but it’s alright

Hey now, one day you’ll 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
I was made to love only you, girl

But it’s alright, alright girl
You hurt me, but it’s alright

Now there’s one thing I wanna say
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
Baby, you gotta gotta reap what you sow, girl

But it’s alright, alright girl
You are payin’ now, but it’s alright

Goodbye, love
Goodbye, girl
You’re payin’ now
But it’s all right

You hurt me once
You hurt me twice
Oh, but-a baby
Don’t cut no ice

 
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18. But It's Alright
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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

 
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19. Hip To Be Square
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COUPLE DAYS OFF

(C. Hayes/H. Lewis/G. Palmer)

I like my job and I don’t 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 don’t need another high song to sing
I don’t 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 don’t 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

 
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20. Couple Days Off
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WORKIN’ FOR A LIVING

(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

Chorus:
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
But hittin’ 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

(Chorus)

Whooah, workin’ for a livin’
Whooah, taking what they giving
Whooah, workin’ for a livin’
Whooah, 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

(Chorus)

 
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21. Workin' for a Living
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