Live at 25 (2005)

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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 (Live)
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SO LITTLE KINDNESS

(C. Hayes/H. Lewis/R. 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

I 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 beleive it

So little kindness
Baby it’s sad
Cause we can’t even talk about anything
After what we once had had
So little kindness
Baby that’s too bad
So sad, so sad

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 the little things
After the love we had
So little kindness

 
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2. So Little Kindness (Live)
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THANK YOU #19

(S. Hopper/H. Lewis)

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

Chorus:
Thank you
Thank you baby
For everything you do
Thank you baby
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

(Chorus)

You’ve heard the title
A thousand times
Same old message
But I’m makin’ it mine
Cause I’m so thankful
That you came into my life
And I just gotta

(Chorus)

 
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3. Thank You #19 (Live)
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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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4. I Want A New Drug (Live)
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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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5. If This Is It (Live)
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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)

 
Lyrics

6. Power of Love (Live)
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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)

 
Lyrics

7. Do You Believe In Love (Live)
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SOME OF MY LIES ARE TRUE (SOONER OR LATER)

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

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

(Chorus)

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

(Chorus)

 
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8. Some of My Lies Are True (Sooner Or Later) (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

 
Lyrics

9. It's All Right (Live)
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BAD IS BAD

(A. Call/J. Ciambotti/S. Hopper/H.Lewis/J. McFee/M. Schriener)

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”

Chorus:
But sometimes, sometimes bad is bad
I said cool is a rule, but sometimes bad is bad

Across the street, a neon sign
All you can eat for a dollar ninety-nine
Our Soul Stew is the baddest in the land
But one dollar’s worth was all that I could stand

(Chorus)

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

(Chorus)

 
Lyrics

10. Bad Is Bad (Live)
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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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11. Heart And Soul (Live)
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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

 
Lyrics

12. But It's Alright (Live)
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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

13. Hip To Be Square (Live)
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WE'RE NOT HERE FOR A LONG TIME (WE’RE HERE FOR A GOOD TIME)

(J. Colla/C. Hayes/H. Lewis)

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
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

 
Lyrics

14. We're Not Here For A Long Time (We're Here For A Good Time) (Live)
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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)

 
Lyrics

15. Back In Time (Live)
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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

16. Doing It All For My Baby (Live)
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