DISCOGRAPHY

Flashback: Best Of
Flashback: Best Of

Release Date: July 27, 1987

Label: UMG Recordings

1. Back To Paradise
Lyrics

    Back To Paradise
    (all copyrights registered)

    Grab your coat honey grab your hat
    This train is leavin' an it ain't comin' back.
    Don't need a ticket can't you understand,
    You're on your way to the promised land.
    It's overdue, but now the time is right, yeah.
    It's up to you, to make it real, so take me

    Take me back to paradise, ooh
    Take me back to paradise, ooh

    Old Saint Peter at the pearly gate,
    Sayin' "Hurry up boy or you're gonna be late."
    Take your mind off your worries for a moment or two,
    You gotta rock to the rhythm, it ain't hard to do.
    Cause what you see, I know you're gonna like, yeah.
    It's up to you, to make it real, to take me,

    Take me back to paradise
    Take me back to paradise (paradise) oh yeah.

    Ooh, an when it's outta reach, it's just another beach
    In another town.
    So get your feet back on the ground.
    You worked all your life, you ain't satisfied
    With a thing you've found.
    When will you realize it'll come around?

    Pack your bags baby, get your things.
    You'll never know what tomorrow brings.
    Mind yourself and watch what you say,
    Before you know, you'll be on your way.
    It's overdue, but now the time is right, yeah.
    It's up to you, to make it real, so take me

    Take me back to paradise, paradise, uh huh
    Take me back to paradise, ooh
    Won't you take me back to paradise.

    ~Giraldo, Vallance, Adams

2. Hold On Loosely
Lyrics

    Hold On Loosely
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    You see it all around you
    Good lovin' gone bad
    And usually it's too late when you, realize what you had
    And my mind goes back to a girl I left some years ago,
    Who told me,
    Just Hold On Loosely, but don't let go
    If you cling to tightly,
    you're gonna lose control
    Your baby needs someone to believe in
    And a whole lot of space to breathe in

    It's so damn easy, when your feelings are such
    To overprotect her, to love her too much
    And my mind goes back to a girl I left some years ago
    Who told me,
    Just Hold On Loosely, but don't let go
    If you cling too tight babe,
    you're gonna loose control
    Your baby needs someone to believe in
    And a whole lot of space to breathe in

    Don't let her slip away
    Sentimental fool
    Don't let your heart get in her way
    yeah, yeah, yeah,

    You see it all around you
    Good lovin' gone bad
    And usually it's too late when you, realize what you had
    And my mind goes back to a girl I left some years ago,
    Who told me,
    Just Hold On Loosely, but don't let go
    If you cling to tightly,
    you're gonna lose control
    Your baby needs someone to believe in
    And a whole lot of space to breathe in

    So Hold On Loosely, but don't let go
    If you cling too tight babe,
    you're gonna lose it
    You're gonna -- lose control
    yeah, yeah, yeah Just Hold On Loosely but don't let go
    If you cling too tight babe,
    you're gonna loose control

    Hold on Loosely, but don't let go
    If you cling too tight babe,
    you're gonna loose control
    yeah, yeah, yeah

    ~ D. Barnes, J. Carlisi, J. Peterik

3. Wild Eyed Southern Boys
Lyrics

    Wild Eyed Southern Boys
    (all copyrights registered)

    Its a hot night at the juke joint
    And the bands pumpin rhythm and blues
    Gonna spill a little rock and roll blood tonight
    Gonna make some front page news
    And the ladies hate the violence
    Still they never seem to look away

    Cause they love those
    Wild eyed southern boys
    Wild eyed boys
    Wild eyed southern boys

    Its a southern point of honor
    You got a get right in on the action
    You can hear the outlaws holler
    Fight for the lady in black
    And she's just one in a million
    But she's all I need tonight

    Cause she loves those
    Wild eyed southern boys
    Wild eyed boys
    Wild eyed southern boys

    Wild eyed boys
    Oohhh yeah
    Wild eyed boys

    A man of wealth and power
    Is out on the dance hall floor
    He got a champagne Eldorado parked outside the door
    And he's looking for a honky tonk angel
    But he don't stand a chance in hell

    Cause he ain't no wild eyed southern boy
    Wild eyed boy
    Wild eyed southern boy
    Wild eyed
    Wild eyed southern boy
    Wild eyed southern boys
    Wild eyed boy
    Wild eyed southern boy
    Wild eyed boy
    Wild eyed boy
    Wild eyed southern boys
    Wild eyed boys!
    ~ J. Peterik

4. If I'd Been The One
Lyrics

    If I'd Been The One
    (all copyrights registered)

    I've been lost inside, empty space in my heart
    And some things never change, oh
    How it hurts me and how it's tearin' me apart
    And it just goes on and on

    Can you read my mind
    Take a good look at my face
    Could you take the time
    Just to stand here in my place

    What if I'd been the one to say goodbye, goodbye
    Could you smile when inside you just wanna cry, look inside
    Can you read my mind? Oh oh

    When I hear your name
    Feel so cold deep inside
    Still it's hard to explain, oh
    What your love meant to me
    They say time will heal the pain
    But it just goes on forever

    Can you read my mind
    Have you closed the door on love
    Can you be so blind
    Did you think I'd just give up

    Chorus:

    What if I'd been the one to say goodbye, goodbye
    Could you smile when inside you just wanna cry, wanna cry
    What if I'd been the one to say goodbye, goodbye
    Could you smile when it hurts so deep inside
    And it never fades away, Fade away

    Time can't erase the reasons why
    Count my mistakes and the heartaches
    Since you said goodbye

    (chorus)

    Never fades away, no it don't fade away
    ~D. Barnes, J. Carlisi, D. Van Zant, L. Steele

5. Caught Up In You
Lyrics

    Caught Up In You
    (all copyrights registered)

    I never knew there'd come a day
    When I'd be sayin to you
    Don't let this good love slip away
    Now that we know that its true
    Don't, Don't you know the kind of man I am
    No, said I'd never fall in love again
    But its real
    And the feeling comes shinin thru

    (Chorus)
    I'm so caught up in you
    Little girl
    And I never did suspect a thing
    So caught up in you
    Little girl
    That I never wanna get myself free
    And baby its true
    You're the one
    Who caught me, baby you taught me
    How good it could be

    It took so long to change my mind
    I thought that love was a game
    I played around enough to find
    No two are ever the same
    You made me realize the love I'd missed
    So hot, love I couldn't quite resist
    When its right, the light just comes shinin thru

    (Chorus)

    Fill your days and your nights
    No need to ever ask me twice
    oh no
    Whenever you want me
    And if ever, comes a day
    When you should turn and walk away
    Oh no
    I can't live without you

    I'm so caught up in you

    And if ever comes a day
    When you should turn and walk away
    Oh no
    I can't live with out you
    (Chorus) ~ D. Barnes, J. Carlisi, J. Peterik

6. Fantasy Girl
Lyrics

    Fantasy Girl
    (all copyrights registered)

    Lately I'm learnin
    That so many yearnings are never to be
    The childhood illusions are merely delusions of a girl that I see

    In my minds eye
    I see clearly a vision of how it could be
    Me and my fantasy girl
    Hold on to me
    Be my fantasy girl
    Don't set me free

    Now I've had my share
    Sometimes I swear that I've had enough
    You end up in sorrow
    Broken tomorrows, love can be tough

    But my minds eye sees a vision of true love and how it should be
    Me and my fantasy girl
    Hold on to me
    Be my fantasy girl
    Don't set me free
    Be my fantasy
    Yeah yeah yeah
    I see clearly a vision of how it could be, yeah
    Be my fantasy
    Yeah yeah yeah
    Yeah yeah
    Be my fantasy girl
    Hold on to me
    Your my fantasy girl
    Don't set me free
    Be my fantasy girl
    Hold on to me
    Your my fantasy girl
    Don't set me free
    Yeah
    from this fantasy
    ~ J. Carlisi, J. Peterik

7. Rough - Housin'
Lyrics

    Rough-Housin'
    (all copyrights registered)

    Gettin' loose at the corner joint
    That's all we had to do
    I said baby, when you cross that floor
    I sense trouble in the room

    And we were rough housin'
    Seemed the thing to do
    We were rough housin'
    Different points of view

    Fancy free, lookin' hot and lean
    Most any man's desire
    I said baby, when you looked my way
    You know you set my blood on fire

    And we were rough housin'
    On account of you
    We were rough housin'
    We were fightin' fools

    Satisfaction guaranteed
    That's the kind of man I am
    I said baby, won't you pardon me
    But I hope you'll understand

    'Cause we'll be rough housin'
    Seemed the thing to do
    We'll be rough housin'
    Different points of view
    Yeah, we'll be rough housin'
    On account of you
    We'll be rough housin'
    We were fightin' fools

    Rough housin', rough housin'
    We'll be rough housin'
    Rough housin', rough housin', rough housin'
    We'll be rough housin'
    Rough housin', rough housin', rough housin',
    We'll be rough housin'

    ~Don Barnes/Larry Steele/Donnie Van Zant

8. Same Old Feeling
Lyrics

    Same Old Feeling
    (all copyrights registered)

    Just one kiss we both remember
    How that first love made our hearts
    So crazy when...
    All those summer nights together...
    When every touch between us
    brought a lightning flash in the dark.

    Baby won't you wait, just a minute now,
    Before you go, turning away
    Don't you know, what the two of us
    Might just throw away
    'Cause we got tonight
    And the same old feeling again.

    Don't say no,
    Though it's a game we never win.
    We always ran against the wind.
    The love we made yesterday,
    Leads every move we make.
    And it takes us back to
    The same old feeling again.

    I don't care
    where you've been without me,
    No looking back no questions asked
    Oh, it's in the past.
    You know good love don't give up easy.
    And nothing can change it,
    What love is meant to last.

    And we got the night
    And the same old feeling again.
    Don't say no,
    Though it's a game we never win.
    We always ran against the wind.
    Love we made yesterday,
    Leads every move we make
    And it takes us back to
    The same old feeling again.

    Baby, won't you wait, just a minute now,
    Before you go turning away.
    Don't you know what the two of us
    Might just throw away?
    So let's just float away...
    Into the night
    And that same old feeling again.
    Don't say no,
    Though it's a game we never win.
    We always ran against the wind.
    The love we made yesterday,
    Leads every move we make.
    And it takes us back to
    The same old feeling again.

    The same old feeling again.
    Same old feeling again.
    Ooh, the same old feeling again.

    ~Barnes, Carlisi, Bettis, Vallance

9. Back Where You Belong
Lyrics

    Back Where You Belong
    (all copyrights registered)

    I heard you're askin' how I'm feeling
    I guess I'll play it day by day
    I'm still around now, my heart is healing
    But some things never gonna change
    'Cause now I know love ain't easy to find
    I let you go, now I'm changing my mind

    Chorus:

    I know that love, it don't come easy
    It took so long, it's been hard to find
    So love, you must believe me
    Ain't gonna let it slip away
    I know I was wrong
    I want you back where you belong
    Want you back where you belong
    Back where you belong

    I played around now, I've done some dealin'
    I found that love should be with you
    And so you're gone now, my head is reelin'
    Don't wanna be with someone new
    And so I go, with a feeling inside me
    'Cause I know what I'm leaving behind

    (Chorus)

    I guess in time I stop and think it over
    Everything that we've been through
    This heart of mine may never find another
    Who loves me just the way you do
    Hey girl!

    I heard you're askin' how I'm feelin'
    I guess I'll play it day by day
    I'm still around now, my heart is healin'
    But some things never gonna change
    'Cause now I know love ain't easy to find
    I let you go, now I'm changing my mind

    (Chorus)

    Back where you belong, hey, hey
    I know that love, it don't come easy
    It took so long, it's been hard to find
    And so love, you must believe me
    Ain't gonna let it slip away, baby
    ~G. O'Connor

10. Stone Cold Believer
Lyrics

    Stone Cold Believer
    (all copyrights registered)

    I speak my mind. I don't hold it back,
    That's how I am, and I'm hopin' that's where you' at.
    Like I lay it on the line and that's how it should be
    If you're gonna make it, man you've got to agree

    I'm a stone cold believer, yes, I am,
    I believe you can do it if you say that you can
    I'm a stone cold believer, not a smooth talkin' man,
    believe I got things well at hand

    Wanna climb that ladder, y' wanna make it to the top,
    Takes only one thing, gotta give it all y' got.
    Knew a man who couldn't lose, 'cause he never gave in,
    He stuck to his pistol well it made him a better man.

    I'm a stone cold believer, yes, I am,
    I believe you can do it if you say that you can
    I'm a stone cold believer, not a smooth talkin' man,
    believe I got things well at hand

    ~Barnes, Carlisi, Junstrom, Van Zant

11. Teacher, Teacher
Lyrics

    Teacher, Teacher
    (all copyrights registered)

    Just when I thought I finally learned my lesson well,
    There was more to this than meets the eye.
    And for all the things you taught me, only time will tell,
    If I'll be able to survive. Oh yeah.

    Teacher, teacher, can you teach me?
    Can you tell me all I need to know?
    Teacher, teacher, can you reach me?
    Or will I fall when you let me go? Oh no.

    Am I ready for the real world, will I pass the test?
    You know it's a jungle out there.
    Ain't nothin' gonna stop me, I won't be second best,
    But the joke's on those who believe the system's fair, oh yeah.

    Teacher, teacher, can you teach me?
    Can you tell me if I'm right or wrong?
    Teacher, teacher, can you reach me?
    I wanna know what's goin' on, Oh yeah.

    So the years go on and on, but nothing's lost or won.
    And what you learned is soon forgotten.
    They take the best years of your life,
    Try to tell you wrong from right,
    But you walk away with nothing. Oh Oh.

    Teacher, teacher, can you teach me?
    Can you tell me all I need to know?
    Teacher, teacher, can you reach me?
    Or will I fall when you let me go?

    Teacher, teacher, can you teach me?
    Can you tell me if I'm right or wrong?
    Teacher, teacher, can you reach me?
    I wanna know what's goin' on, Oh

    Teacher, teacher, can you teach me?
    Teacher, teacher, can you reach me?
    Teacher, teacher, can you teach me?
    Teacher, teacher, Ooh yeah.
    Teacher, teacher
    Teacher, teacher
    ~Adams, Vallance

12. Like No Other Night
Lyrics

    Like No Other Night
    (all copyrights registered)

    I was feelin like a prisoner inside myself
    I saw you
    Lookin like you might be
    In a mood to try anything that was new
    Don't be starved for the love and laughter
    Break through total stranger
    You only get one life

    This night could be like no other night
    You and me
    Find the fire in our hearts
    And dance in the light
    Yeah
    We'll take our chances
    How can we lose
    We're making our own rules
    This night can be like no other night

    There's a child I can see in the back of your eyes
    Dyin to be set free
    Let the hunger inside you bring it alive
    Baby
    This night won't last forever
    Break loose
    Girl remember, you only get one life

    This night can be like no other night, you and me
    Can find the fire in our hearts
    And dance in the light
    Yeah
    We'll take our chances
    How can we lose, we're makin our own rules
    This night will be like no other night

    Yeah yeah
    Time you don't use
    You lose it
    You grab every moment you can, before it's gone
    When you can feel, you really
    Know that you're alive
    Show that you're alive
    For one night and

    This night can be like no other night, you and me
    Findin the fire in our hearts
    And dance in the light
    Oh yeah
    We'll take our chances
    How can we lose, we're makin our own rules
    This night will be like, be like no other night

    ~ Don Barnes/John Bettis/Jim Vallance/Jeff Carlisi

13. Twentieth Century Fox
Lyrics

    20th Century Fox
    (all copyrights registered)

    She claimed to travel in her own Lear jet
    When in fact she arrived in a powder blue Corvette
    She only stays in the plush hotels
    She loves her daddy's cash
    'Cause it spends so well
    Just watch the way she walks
    She's got a double barrel figure
    Watch her body talk
    Chorus:

    She's a twentieth century fox, oh watch her walk
    She's a twentieth century fox, talk that talk
    She got designer jeans, so tight 'n blue
    Break out in a sweat when she looks at you

    She loves lights, cameras and action
    To the boys on the set, she's the star attraction
    Just watch the way she walks
    She's got it all up front
    Just watch her body talk

    Chorus
    She got designer jeans, so tight 'n blue
    Break out in a sweat when she looks at you
    She loves lights, cameras and action
    To the boys on the set, she's the star attraction
    Just watch the way she walks
    She's got a double barrel figure
    Just watch her body talk

    Chorus

    She's a twentieth century fox, oh watch her walk, watch her walk
    She's a twentieth century fox, talk that talk
    (Walk that walk, talk that talk)
    Twentieth century fox, she's a twentieth century fox
    Twentieth century fox, twentieth century fox
    ~D. Barnes, J. Carlisi, D. Van Zant, L. Steele

14. Rockin' Into The Night
Lyrics

    Rockin' Into The Night
    (all copyrights registered)

    Cruisin' down the motorway,
    Got my girl by my side.
    We're both a little anxious,
    Ooo we got love on our mind.
    Waitin', anticipatin'
    For the fireworks in the night.
    Well I swear we were doin' eighty
    When we saw those motel lights.

    And we were rockin' into the night,
    Rockin' into the night,
    Oo hoo rockin,
    Rockin' into the night,
    Rockin' into the night,
    Yeah... Out on the back street,
    Taking love where I can,
    I found a sweet madonna
    Ooo with a bible in her hand.
    She's waiting,
    Anticipating well,
    For someone to save her soul;
    Well I ain't no new messiah,
    But I'm close enough for rock and roll.

    And we were rockin' into the night,
    Rockin' into the night,
    Oo hoo rockin,
    Rockin' into the night,
    Rockin' into the night.
    And I'm slowin' down
    And she's pullin' in

    Waitin' anticipatin'
    For the fireworks in the night.
    Well I swear we were doin' eighty
    When we saw those motel lights.
    We were rockin',
    Rockin,
    Into the night,
    Ooo yeah
    Rockin into the night,
    Rockin into the night,
    Hoo rockin'!

    ~ J. Peterik/F. Sullivan/G. Smith