DISCOGRAPHY

Rock & Roll Strategy
Rock & Roll Strategy

Release Date: September 26, 1988

Label: UMG Recordings

1. Rock & Roll Strategy
Lyrics

    Rock & Roll Strategy
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    Men like me ‘cause I speak my mind
    And women like me ‘cause I take my time
    Try not to take life too serious
    I might get burned
    If you’ve got somethin’ to show me
    I’m willing to learn
    Got enough trouble just making it day to day
    And when the world starts spinnin’
    ‘N I feel like I’m going insane

    Chorus

    I got a system that’s guaranteed
    I got a rock ‘n roll strategy
    It ain’t no science but it works for me
    It’s just a rock ‘n roll strategy
    Get in my car
    Head downtown
    Turn up the radio roll the windows down
    It ain’t no science but it gets me around
    It’s just rock ‘n roll strategy
    Turn it up

    If you walk down the middle people criticize you for
    Sitting on a fence
    And if you walk on the right
    Or you walk on the left
    They say you’re much too radical to make any sense
    Can’t win for losin’
    Might as well be yourself
    And when it gets so confusin’
    You fell like checkin’ out

    Chorus

    Can’t win for losin’
    Might as well be yourself
    And when it gets so confusin’
    You feel like checkin’ out

    I got a system that’s guaranteed
    I got a rock ‘n roll strategy
    It ain’t no science but it works for me
    It’s just a rock ‘n roll strategy
    Get in my car
    Head downtown
    Turn up the radio roll the windows down
    It ain’t no science but it gets me around
    It’s just rock ‘n roll strategy
    I got a system that’s bonafide
    Works for me everytime I try
    It ain’t no science but it gets me by
    It’s just a rock ‘n roll strategy
    Turn it up

    ~M. Carl, D. VanZant

2. What's It To Ya?
Lyrics

    What's it To Ya?
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    Billy’s got a fast car
    You know he works it so hard, cause he
    Knows it’s gonna take him real far tonight
    Betty wears her short dress
    Loves to be the actress
    Lord, it could get reckless tonight

    But then a cop pulls ‘em over to interrogate
    He flashes his lights and gets it in their face
    And says: "Where do you think you’re goin’?"

    Chorus

    What’s it to ya
    We were only takin’ in the sights
    What’s it to ya
    Can a couple of kids have fun tonight?

    Johnny plays it so loud
    Hangs out with the wrong crowd
    Well he plans to make his guitar his life
    Judy’s acting so sweet
    But like little Miss Molly
    Ya know she loves to dance and shake it all night.

    But when he brings her home she’s four hours late
    Her parents scream it’s your last mistake
    What have you been doin’?
    ~R. Johnson, M. Lunn, D. VanZant

3. Little Sheba
Lyrics

    Little Sheba
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    I took a business trip
    Down to Florida
    I got a room at a Holiday Inn
    There was an earthquake in California
    Must be the reason why this place was shakin’
    Down in the barroom it was
    Loaded with servicemen
    Elbow to elbow
    I said: "Scuze me blood,
    Just what is shakin’?"
    He say, "Girls on the dance floor
    Wrestling in jello"
    And the joint was jammin’
    From the pumpin’ by the D.J.
    They were rappin’ and clappin’
    When up steps Little Sheba

    Chorus:

    Little Sheba she’s as tough as you find
    She’s the local color burnin’ like a Florida Pine
    They raise the girls on gator down here
    Doncha know
    Little sheba she’s the favorite one
    Everybody’s got money on her 9 to 1
    They raise the girls on gator down here
    Doncha know

    Into the ring steps her worthy opponent
    A nasty little vixen with a New York vibe
    Before Little Sheba could say,
    "Welcome to Dixie"
    She’d kick all her buttons
    And punched out her headlights
    And the crowd was reelin’
    They were chomping and chanting
    They can’t believe what they’re seein’
    Didn’t look good for Little Sheba

    Chorus

    Now to make a long story
    Just a little bit longer
    Little Sheba was humbled on that humid night
    She returned from emergency
    With a fistfull of fractures
    Our fabled femme fatale
    Spoilin’ for another fight

    Chorus

    ~M. Carl

4. Comin' Down Tonight
Lyrics

    Comin' Down Tonight
    (all copyrights registered)

    Girl don’t you run and hide
    It’s not you’re runnin’ from
    You’ve built your walls so high
    Can’t see which side you’re on

    Just give your heart some rope
    Let love take over, let me show ya
    We’re gettin’ nowhere baby
    It’s time to just let go

    Chorus:

    I’ll be knockin’ down your wall
    It’s comin’ down tonight
    I ain’t turnin’ back no more no
    Stay with me baby
    There’s nothin’ girl
    We can’t work out in time

    Well get ready
    It’s comin down tonight, get ready
    It’s comin’ down tonight

    There ain’t no fortress
    Gonna keep you safe tonight
    You put on that red dress
    And come down here lookin’ so fine
    We all need a hand to hold
    In celebration time is wastin’
    We’re gettin’ nowhere baby
    It’s time to just let go

    Chorus

    There’s nothin’ girl
    We can’t work out in time
    You better believe it
      ~J. Carlisi, R. Johnson, D. VanZant, M. Carl

5. Midnight Magic
Lyrics

    Midnight Magic
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    Out of the setting sun
    You can see the red sky rising
    Could she be the one
    Cutting through the blue still water

    I hear our voices dancing on the wind
    All the words that we said would never end
    As I hold you in my arms
    There suddenly appears the brightest star
    Well come here closer baby

    Chorus:

    Didn't I tell you
    Midnight Magic
    Would come someday, we'd sail away
    If for the moment
    We let our dreams take over
    Midnight Magic
    Is waiting for us
    We can sail forever in our hearts
    Heaven's not too far away

    Remember Monterey
    We'd sit and count the waves for hours
    The ships would pass our way
    In our hearts we could feel the power
    I could see forever in your eyes
    If you'd only let me stay tonight
    Can't you see we could have it all
    Can't you hear the north wind call
    Well come here closer baby

    Chorus

    As I hold you in my arms
    There suddenly appears the brightest star
    Well come here closer baby

    Chorus

    Didn't I tell you, Didn't I tell you
    Oh, baby

    Didn't I tell you didn't I tell you
    Oh. baby, heaven's not to far away
    ~ J. Carlisi, C. Curtis, R. Curtis, D. VanZant, M. Baker

6. Second Chance
Lyrics

    Second Chance
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    Since you been gone
    I feel my life slipping away
    I look to the sky
    And everything is turnin' gray
    All I made was one mistake
    How much more will I have to pay
    Why can't you think it over
    Why can't you forget about the past

    Chorus:

    When love makes this sound babe
    A heart needs a second chance
    Don't put me down babe
    Can't you see I love you
    Since you been gone I've been in a trance
    This heart needs a second chance
    Don't say it's over I just can't say goodbye

    So this is love
    Standing in the pouring rain
    I fooled on you
    But she never meant a thing
    And I know I ain't got no right
    To ask you to sympathize
    But why can't you think it over
    Why can't you forget the past

    Chorus

    I never loved her
    I never needed her
    She was willing and that's all there is to say
    Don't forsake me
    Please don't leave me now
    A heart needs a second chance
    ~J. Carlisi, C. Curtis, M. Carl

7. Hot'Lanta
Lyrics

    Hot'Lanta
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    I been desert hot down in Phoenix
    I been smoggy hot out in L.A.
    I been high ‘n dry hot in Colorado
    I been charred out on the Midwest Plains
    I been madhatter flattened by the heat in Manhattan
    I been muggy on the Mighty Miss
    I been burned like a stick on Route 66
    But I ain’t never been this

    Chorus:

    Hot’lanta, how come you do me this way
    When you’re 99 in the noonday sun
    And a hundred and one in the shade
    Hot’lanta, I think I prefer your nights
    With your cosmopolitan café women
    How they do go on and on
    Down in Hot’lanta

    In a fuselage in a crowded sky
    I was trying very hard not to think
    But in a paranoid vision of the worst that could happen
    I asked my stewardess "Just one more drink"

    The cabin temperature had me in a blur
    I was shaking by the time we touched down
    We hit that tarmac
    Hell bent for Mary Mac’s
    Back in your sizzlin’ town

    Chorus
    ~ M. Carl

8. Never Be Lonely
Lyrics

    Never Be Lonely
    (all copyrights registered)

    Says she wants to dance real slow
    Real slow
    It’s gettin’ late and it’s time to go
    But I don’t wanna know
    Feels strange to be holding on to someone new
    After so long
    Don’t tell me what I need to hear
    Tell me what I wanna hear
    And baby make me believe it

    Chorus:

    Say I’ll never be lonely again
    I don’t need a lover tonight just a friend
    I know I’m lost but maybe you found me
    Tell me lies and put your arms around me
    Say I’ll never be lonely again
    Help me to pretend

    Whisper to me it’ll be alright
    And it’ll be alright
    I guess it’s you ‘n me against the night
    And it’s a long brutal night
    ‘N if I’m dragging you into my life
    That’s the price of the ticket
    It’s good to have you along for the ride
    Now speak those words
    I don’t care if you don’t mean it

    Chorus

    In a world of hurt
    You need someone you can bleed on
    A true friend
    But nothin’s ever for sure
    Sometimes a friend can be
    Long gone

    Says she wants to dance real slow
    Real slow
    It’s gettin’ late and it’s time to go
    But just lie once more
    Baby make me believe it

    You know I’m lost but maybe you found me
    Tell me lies and put your arms around me
    Say I’ll never be lonely again
    Help me to pretend
    ~ D. Chauncey, M. Carl

9. Chattahoochee
Lyrics

    Chattahoochee
    (all copyrights registered)

    I got a room where I can breathe
    I got a view no one else can see
    Everybody here knows just what’s right for me
    Don’t have to worry, the Doctor’s always in
    I’m never lonely, I’m here with all my friends

    Chorus:

    In Chattahoochee, I’m not crazy
    Chattahoochee, I’m just lazy
    Chattahoochee, Found my home
    In Chattahoochee.

    Out on the outside they sweat to pay the rent
    While we play cards, they say we ain’t got no sense
    They think they have a good time
    Blowin’ somethin’ up their nose
    Their corporate ladder can kill you it’s so high
    While it’s a party, here on the other side

    Chorus

    Who’s to say who’s crazy, It’s easy to see
    All you gotta do is turn on your T.V.
    All the people on the outside tryin’ to be someone else
    I’m havin’ fun here just bein’ myself, in Chattahoochee.

    They brought me here and said,"You’re so dangerous to youself"
    But I ain’t the one here ‘bout to blow us all to hell
    Just here to have a good time, let me know how it goes
    Don’t have to worry, the Doctor’s always in
    I’d rather be here with all of my friends.
    ~ R. Johnson, M. Linn, D. VanZant

10. Innocent Eyes
Lyrics

    Innocent Eyes
    (all copyrights registered)

    It was a coal black night
    I was standing on a pier
    I was thinking of a time
    When you were here
    We were so in love
    We were blind to the world
    Through the innocent eyes
    Of a boy and a girl
    Oh baby time goes on
    But the memory won’t fade
    And when I hear that old song
    I can’t help thinkin' 'bout the love we made

    Chorus:

    One time I’d like to go back
    To see better with not so inncocent eyes
    One time I’d like to do that
    If I could find a way
    Now that innocent eyes have faded

    On the night we met
    We dance across the floor
    From our first embrace
    We were hungry for more
    But baby time goes on
    But the memory plays games
    And when you hear that old song
    Do you ever stop thinkin’ about the love we made

    Chorus

    One time I’d like to go back
    To see better with not so inncocent eyes
    One time I’d like to do that
    If I could find a way
    One night it’s all that I ask
    To see better with not so inncocent eyes
    One night I’d like to go back
    If life would play that way
    Oh but innocent eyes fade.
    ~ D. Chauncey, M. Carl, J. Carlisi

11. Love Strikes
Lyrics

    Love Strikes
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    It’s been rainin’ so hard
    Been lonely so long
    ‘Til you reached in the dark
    I never thought you’d find me
    But now I walk in the light
    Wherever I go
    I wanna feel the strength
    Watch it unfold
    Share it all with you
    There’s one thing that I know, yea.

    Chorus:

    It runs deep
    When love strikes
    It hits so hard, stops you dead in your tracks
    It takes over from inside
    When love strikes

    It’s spreading like fire
    My heart’s melting like ice
    It’s lightning traveling on wire
    Hit me straight between the eyes, yea
    I wanna take it tonight
    As far as it goes
    I wanna feel the strength
    Watch it unfold
    Share it all with you
    There’s one thing that I know, yea

    Chorus

    You may not recover
    You’ll know it’s right
    When love strikes
    ~ J. Carlisi, R. Johnson, D. VanZant