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Bone Against Steel
Bone Against Steel

Release Date: 1991

Label: Virgin Records America

1. The Sound Of Your Voice
Lyrics

    The Sound Of Your Voice
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    Knock down the doors and break thru the walls
    Tear out the phone run from it all
    I'm here to tell ya babe
    It's been one of these days
    I get a feelin' when I'm feelin' like this
    My heart's a target you never miss
    You got a way of puttin' everything in its place
    Takin' your time
    It's all that you're sayin' just how you say it
    A serious game you start to playin'
    You never cease to amaze me.

    Chorus:

    It's your voice I hear drivin' me wild
    Whispering in my ear
    It's your voice I hear dangerous child
    You're sayin' what I wanna hear
    If I had my choice I'd run for cover
    But I think It'll be OK
    'Cause all I needed to hear
    Was the sound of your voice

    Curl your words up into the air run your poetry thru my hair
    Call me that name you call me when there's no one around
    Take your time take all your precious time
    It's all that ya sayin' just how you say it
    Serious game you start to playin' you never fail to amaze.

    Chorus

    Bye baby bye bye
    I can tell ya that I miss the sound of your voice already
    Bye baby bye bye
    It doesn't matter where I go
    It's your voice I hear
    If I had my choice I'd run for cover
    But I think I'll be OK
    I can't say I'm going crazy
    But you make a pretty good case
    And you never fail to amaze

    It's your voice I hear drivin' me wild
    Whispering in my ear
    It's your voice I hear dangerous child
    You're sayin' what I wanna hear
    It's your voice I hear drivin' me wild
    Whispering in my ear
    It's your voice I hear dangerous child
    You're sayin' what I wanna hear
    It's your voice It's your voice
    It's your voice
    ~(Max Carl/Danny Chauncey/Jeff Carlisi/Jim Peterik)

2. Signs Of Love
Lyrics

    Signs Of Love
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    You walked into the room last night
    Like a song on the wind
    And I sensed a new beginning
    The way the light had caught your hair
    I couldn't help but stare
    And I could tell what you were thinking
    Maybe I'm high but I don't get high anymore
    Not 'til you come through the door
    The the room starts spinning and my hands begin to sweat
    The words I've been rehearsing are so easy to forget
    Falling like a stone flying like a jet
    And I'm losin' control losin' control.

    Chorus

    It's the signs of love
    It's the signs of love
    It's the signs of love
    And I got it bad

    I been hangin' out on your street
    Just hoping for the chance to meet ya
    As if I'd know waht to say if I did
    But luck you come on by
    I see that look in your eye
    And I can tell what you're thinkin'
    Maybe I'm high
    But I don't get high anymore
    Not 'til you come through the door

    Chorus

    Send me a message tell me what to do
    You can be honest but please don't be cruel babe
    Send me a message tell me what to say
    I got it bad yea I got it bad
    Send me a message tell me what to do
    You can be honest but please don't be cruel
    There's only so much I can play the fool
    And I'm losin' control losin' control

    Chorus

    Send me a message tell me what to do
    You can be honest but please don't be cruel babe
    Send me a message tell me what to say
    Let's get together please don't run away
    It's the signs
    Send me a message, Send me a message, Send me a message
    Maybe I'm high let's get together
    It's the signs, It's the signs, It's the signs
    ~(Max Carl)

3. Last Thing I Ever Do
Lyrics

    Last Thing I Ever Do
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    Well I crawled outta bed
    With a ringin' still in my ear
    Lord I feel lucky just to be alive
    You see I guess I forgot to duck
    Little Susie had a little too much
    And I guess I still ain't had enough

    Even if it kills me
    I'll leave that girl behind me
    Well here's lookin' at ya baby
    'Til my dyin' day

    Chorus

    If it's the last thing I ever do
    Gonna make you want me
    Like I want you
    If it's the last thing I ever do
    Ain't no denying
    What you know is true yeah yeah

    I had to come back tonight
    Was it love at first sight
    Or am I just out of my mind again
    Don't ask me to throw in the towel
    'Cause I'm tellin' the truth girl now
    You're the only girl that ever knocked me dead
    Even if it kills me
    You got me where you want me
    Well here's lookin' at you baby
    Until my dyin' day

    Chorus

    I feel it pumpin'
    My blood is runnin'
    Makin' a line straight to you
    Baby no doubt about it
    See I can't live without it
    While I'm at it
    Is there something I can do for you

    Chorus

    If it's the last thing
    If it's the last thing
    If it's the last thing I do
    I feel it pumpin'
    My blood is runnin'
    Makin' a line straight to you
    No doubt about it can't live without it
    Come on boys y'all show 'em what to do
    If it's the last thing
    If it's the last thing
    If it's the last thing I do
    ~(D. Chauncey/J. Carlisi/D.Van Zant/M. Lunn/
    R. White Johnson)

4. You Definitely Got Me
Lyrics

    You Definitely Got Me
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    Ring ring goes the telephone bell
    Sorry but I'm not at home
    The cute voice the sexy sell
    Leave a message Leave a message
    I clutch I say too much
    I trip on my tongue I mumble and such
    Please baby
    Would it hurt to stay in touch
    Ain't gonna play I'm gonna lose it either way yea yea
    Ain't gonna play no way my friend you win

    Now you got me where you want me
    Now you definitely got me
    Now you got me where you want me
    Now you definitely got me
    Got up and headed downtown
    Lookin' for some superficial action
    Didn't really wanna mess around
    Just felt kinda lonely
    I walked through the door of our usual haunt
    Liked to pop my eyes
    There you were on the dance floor
    Shimmying with some other guy
    Ain't gonna play
    I'm gonna lose it either way yea yea
    Ain't gonna play no way my friend you win

    Chorus

    Now you got me where you want me
    Now you definitely got me
    Now you got me where you want me
    Now you definitely got me
    Now you got me where you want me
    Now you definitely got me
    Now you got me where you want me
    Now you definitely got me

    Holdin' on like a thread to a needle
    I guess this is love
    Knocked down like a boxer in trouble
    No denying it ain't gonna try and hide the truth
    You definitely got me

    Now you got me where you want me
    Now you definitely got me

    Double chorus
    ~(M. Carl/D. Chauncey/J. Carlisi)

5. Rebel To Rebel
Lyrics

    Rebel To Rebel
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    When the night winds down and my thoughts run deep
    And the Lord hangs a black cat moon
    As I lie awake I swear I heard a song in the wind
    In the southern breeze I can hear the strummin'
    of a six string just outta tune
    And a whisky soaked voice
    Singing 'bout places he's been
    Cuttin' through the night
    Like a siren's song
    He's tellin' me tonight
    Gotta spread the news along

    Chorus:

    Rebel to rebel
    To anyone who's ever tried
    Rebel to rebel
    To take on the other side
    Callin' out his name as night is falling
    A brother's voice is calling
    Sending messages through the past
    To rebels like me and you

    I can see his face as I watch the stars
    From a tour bus heading from town
    With a wink and a smile
    He'd tell me things words couldn't say
    To be a street survivor
    Boy you gotta stand tall
    Keep that dream in your heart
    I'll be there in the fight
    Nothing gonna stand in our way
    Well I'm taking his advice
    As I sing this song
    Let fortune roll the dice
    And don't you ever forget where you 're from

    Chorus

    Rebel to rebel
    Now I see him walk away
    Rebel to rebel
    Here it come
    Now I hear his voice again
    Rebel to rebel
    To anyone who's ever tried
    Rebel to rebel
    To take on the other side
    Callin' out his name as night is falling
    A brothers voice is calling
    Rebel to rebel oooh rebels like me
    Rebel to rebel, rebel to rebel, rebel to rebel
    ~(J. Carlisi/D. VanZant/J. Peterik)

6. Bone Against Steel
Lyrics

    Bone Against Steel
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    Rollin' out to Vegas
    On an eastbound outta L.A.
    I met a roughneck man who hailed from Alabama
    His eyes had a lot to say
    And his name was Rufus Champion

    They call that train the desert wind
    And it blew like a mutha that day
    Thru the Joshua Trees
    We were battin' the breeze
    About our rock'n roll heros
    Dead or alive

    Chorus

    Out across that night did we sail
    Bone against steel against the rail
    Boats against the stream
    Cutting against the grain
    Kept on rollin'
    Bone against steel

    As the moon rose in the window
    Rufus began his tale
    About an oil rig near the gulf coast
    Puttin' man against metal
    In a classic work-place accident
    He told how the drill commenced to shakin'
    The platform started to rock
    The chain began breaking
    They were straight out of luck
    And then the sky kinda lite up
    Just like a lightnin' bolt had struck

    Chorus

    Workmen's compensation don't compensate for much
    With the doctors and lawyers and the IRS and such
    You can break up the bone
    But the spirit just won't bust
    When is bone against steel

    With casino lights up a shimmering
    We made that Vegas stop
    And we laughed away our blues
    Now here's the good news
    Rufus walks off heels a kickin'
    With his baby right by his side
    And as they waltzed on out of view
    We were back up to speed
    And clean outta sight

    Double chorus
    ~(M. Carl)

7. You Be The Dam, I'll Be The Water
Lyrics

    You Be The Dam,
    I'll Be The Water
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    Seems as long as I've been knowing you
    Something has bound us kept us as two
    You for me and me for you tried and true
    But what we need now is anchor and chain
    I get the feelin' we're drifting away
    Clouds collecting on horizon again
    Oh o oh it looks like rain baby

    Chorus

    You be the dam , I'll be the water
    Hold back the tide
    Just a little bit longer
    We gotta make a stand
    Gotta get stronger
    Pullin' at you
    Tuggin' at me baby
    You be the dam, I'll be the water

    Woke up floatin' like a dove on the gulf stream
    Makin' love in the afternoon can ease any pain
    We find the deepest part of our hearts
    What good are we right now if we don't even try
    Wrap it up pack it in say our sweet goodbye
    Whatcha gonna do pretty baby when the well runs dry
    Woh o oh we'll pray for rain baby

    Chorus

    One heart beat at a time
    After stormy weather
    The sun's gonna shine
    Gonna keep our lovin' alive
    We can survive baby

    Chorus

    You be the dam, I'll be the water
    You be the dam, I'll be the water
    ~(M. Carl/V. Stephenson/D. Van Zant/
    R. White Johnson)

8. Jimmy Gillum
Lyrics

    Jimmy Gillum
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    I was raised up on the west side of town
    That's where I met Jimmy Gillum
    Baddest man around
    He'd rather fight than eat
    Mister That's no lie
    If you cross him up smile and wave goodbye
    Bad bad Jimmy baddest man alive

    He was dynamite in a small pack
    His fuse was short
    He didn't cut no slack
    Oh that Jimmy Gillum was a bad cat

    Chorus

    Talk about trouble
    You talk about mean
    Jimmy was the baddest cat I've ever seen
    You talk about trouble
    Should've been his name
    Jimmy never pulled a punch
    He was a fightin' machine
    Yeah he was he was a fightin' machine

    Now I recall one night at the Sugar Bowl
    That's a honky tonk where Jimmy goes
    Yeah the One Percent were burnin' up the stage
    In walk Jimmy in a drunken daze
    Ready to fight son in the worst way
    So I ran for cover behind the stage
    Bottles started flyin' I began to pray
    Please oh Lord don't let him look my way

    Chorus

    It's been years since I saw Jimmy last
    When I pulled into a jiffy the other day
    Just to get some gas
    I heard this guy screamin' next to me
    Turn on this pump you dirty s.o.b.
    To my surprise it was Jimmy alive and well
    Jumped in my car and took off fast
    Knew in a minute he'd be kickin' ass
    Oh that Jimmy Gillum was a bad cat

    Chorus

    Yea he was talk about trouble, talk about trouble
    Yeaaaaoooowwww talk about trouble
    Yea that boy was bad to the bone talk about trouble
    Play it boys sound good

    Us Gillums never die we just fade away
    Ummmmm trouble boy
    ~(J. Carlisi/D. VanZant/D. Chauncey)

9. Tear It Up
Lyrics

    Tear It Up
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    I got a black top road out in front of me
    And I might just tear it up
    I gotta rock'n'roll jones pumpin' in deep
    Just might tear it up
    Gimme a bar room floor a back beat band
    Play the kinda music I can understand
    Sweet sixteen take me by the hand just might tear it up.
    Tear it up hey I just might tear it up
    Tear it up Tear it up
    Ya know I just might tear it up

    I got a ticket from a cop on the way over here
    Just might tear it up
    I got the repossession notice for my car right here
    Just might tear it up
    Oh one of these nights I ain't lyin'
    If the moon is right and I feel like flyin'
    Sweet sixteen take me down the line just might tear it up

    Chorus

    The way you rock and roll me you make it look so easy
    And when you're out on the floor baby
    You make it look so easy
    Hey you really touch my soul baby
    You make it You make it
    Tear it up

    The way you rock and roll me you make it look so easy
    And when you're out on the floor baby
    You make it You make it You make it
    We got the rock'n'roll band pumpin' tear it up
    We got the kids in the gym jumpin' tear it up
    We got the chaperones hip hoppin' tear it up
    We got sweet sixteen

    Sweet sixteen take me by the hand Tear it up
    Sweet sixteen take me by the hand Tear it up
    Sweet sixteen take me by the hand Tear it up
    ~(M. Carl/J. Carlisi/D. Chauncey)

10. Don't Wanna Get It Dirty
Lyrics

    Don't Wanna Get It Dirty
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    She won't let me be
    I know her story
    Born with a silver spoon in her mouth
    The girl ain't used to doin' without oh no
    She never lets her hair down
    She's the sweetest thing to ever wear high heels
    And drives the finest set of wheels but she

    Chorus

    Don't wanna get it dirty
    Won't take me for a ride
    Don't wanna get it dirty
    Don't wanna lose that shine

    She likes to drive real fast
    I like to make it last a long time
    Never seen a girl who could talk so much
    So educated but so outta touch oh yeah
    She never lets her top down
    She's the sweetest thing to ever wear high heels
    And drives the finest set of wheels but she

    Chorus

    Don't wanna get dirty
    I'm out to change her mind

    Let me behind the wheel baby I can drive it
    Just watch
    Candy apple red so brand new
    Just wanna see what it can really do
    She says don't wanna don't wanna

    Chorus

    Good girls are hard to find
    Don't wanna get it dirty
    I'm out to change her mind listen to me baby
    Don't wanna get it dirty
    Let's have some fun tonight
    Don't wanna get it dirty
    Let me take you for a ride
    Rrrraahhhhhhh
    Don't wanna get it dirty
    Don't wanna get it dirty
    Let me shine it up baby
    Make it look just a brand new
    Yea you know what I'm talkin' about
    Don't wanna get it dirty
    Don't wanna get it dirty
    Don't wanna get it dirty
    ~(D. Van Zant/M. Lunn/R. White Johnson)

11. Burning Bridges
Lyrics

    Burning Bridges
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    You haven't changed much
    From the last time I saw you
    You look so new to these old eyes
    So much water's gone over the bridge
    That burned between you and I
    I've avoided nostalgia ignored the sentimental
    Tried to cut myself off from much of the past
    All that macho and all that bravado
    Makes me wanna laugh makes me wanna laugh
    We do what it takes to keep on pushin'
    We do what it takes to survive
    But seeing you now here at this moment
    Don't it make you wonder

    Chorus I

    Why'd we wanna burn those bridges
    Why'd we wanna light such a flame
    Ain't no way to stay warm at the fire
    Of burning bridges burning bridges

    I've made some adjustments
    Worked out some problems
    Nearly drove myself crazy with things I can't change
    But all that's history little darlin'
    And it's good to see you smile
    Just good to see you smile again
    You got what it takes to keep on pushin'
    You got what it takes to survive
    But seeing you now here at this moment
    Don't it make me wonder

    Chorus II

    Why'd we wanna burn those bridges
    Why'd we wanna light such a flame
    Ain't no way to stay warm at the fire
    Of burning bridges
    Why'd we wanna cry such a river
    Why'd we wanna sswim that distant shores
    There ain't nothing to see in the light
    Of burning bridges

    I'm thinkin' that we could start over
    But rebuilding bridges takes time
    Time to heal time to forgive
    Let live and forget

    You haven't changed much from the last time I saw you
    You look so new to these old eyes
    So much water's gone over the bridge so much water

    Chorus II

    Burning bridges burning bridges burning bridges
    ~(M. Carl/J. Carlisi/D. Chauncey)

12. Can't Shake It
Lyrics

    Can't Shake It
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    Here it come here it come
    She'll make the hair rise on every inch of your skin
    With a blink of an eye she's out to do me in
    She loves to play it rough got me in the ropes
    She's wearing my name in a blue tatoo
    I couldn't run if I wanted to

    I can't shake it I can't shake it

    She's a high maintenance unit
    Never lets me down
    Got diamonds on her stockings
    No she wears me out
    Doctor says it's the worst case
    He's ever seen is that right sir
    Well ya know I ain't blind baby
    I can see
    I can't get straight
    For the life of me

    I can't shake it I can't shake it

    She starts me up and turns me inside out
    She's too hot a fire to ever put out can't shake it

    I can't shake it oooh no
    Ummm bad she's wearing my name in a blue tatoo
    Yea you look so good baby in those seven inch heels
    Across my back

    She's so tough the way she turns me round
    Tears me up never lets me down
    Can't shake it
    Well she starts me up and turns me inside out
    She's too hot a fire to ever put out aahhhhhh

    I can't shake it I can't shake it

    You know what I'm talkin' about
    I can't shake it
    Is that right baby
    I can't shake it yea
    I can't shake it I can't shake it
    Wooo
    I can't shake it
    Lookin' so fine baby
    I can't shake it I can't shake it
    No no no
    I can't shake it
    Woooo
    I can't shake it
    ~(M. Lunn/D. Van Zant/R. White Johnson)

13. Treasure
Lyrics

    Treasure
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    As children we're drawn to gold
    And wonders of stories told
    How riches are earned
    Lessons are learned
    And all ends well
    And life is that simple game
    When loves finally comes our way
    And if we're naive
    We can't help believe
    We'll conquer it all
    We've found the strongest love
    And hope is in our eyes
    Let's not take it for granted
    All that we're feelin' tonight

    Chorus I

    When bands of gold and diamonds
    Finally lose their shine
    And all the stars and glitter fade away
    There's no way to measure
    The chance it could last forever
    But it's ours right now to treasure
    On the way

    Tonight all the streets are lined
    In moonlight and silver twine
    If we make a wish
    There's no telling if
    It's gonna survive
    'Cause even the strongest love
    Needs a little help along the way
    Let's not take it for granted
    By letting it all slip away

    Chorus II

    When bands of gold and diamonds
    Finally lose their shine
    And all the stars and glitter fade away
    There's no way to measure
    The chance it could last forever
    But it's ours right now to treasure
    And I do treasure you
    Yes I do

    Chorus I

    When bands of gold and diamonds
    Finally lose their shine
    Gonna lose that shine
    ~(M. Carl/J. Carlisi/J. Peterik)