DISCOGRAPHY

Special Forces
Special Forces

Release Date:  1982

Label: UMG Recordings

1. Caught Up In You
Lyrics

    Caught Up In You
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    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

2. Back Door Stranger
Lyrics

    Back Door Stranger
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    Take my chances, rather go to jail
    Than see the eyes of a coward runnin' loose and well
    He don't care, he couldn't give a damn
    Deprived of his victim, he's a ruthless man
    He waits in the shadows 'til the man is gone
    He moves to the door, now she's all alone
    Far as you could see, that's her only way
    She fears for her life and what her family would say

    (Chorus)
    Back door stranger
    A fair warning he's out tonight
    A back door stranger
    We gotta stop him if the chance is right

    You read in the paper, most any day
    'Bout back door stranger and his evil ways
    The law can't judge because he pleads insane
    It's a sign of the times that we got to change
    You ask my opinion, he ain't half a man
    He's as cold as a snake about to strike again
    It's a slap in the face that we tolerate
    The pain that he causes worries us grey

    (Chorus)

    Take my chances, rather go to jail
    Than see the eyes of a coward runnin' loose and well
    He don't care, he couldn't give a damn
    Deprived of his victim, he's a ruthless man
    You ask my opinion, got to make a stand
    He's cold as a snake, gonna strike again
    It's a slap in the face that we tolerate
    The pain that he causes, it worries us grey

    (Chorus Twice)

    ~Jeff Carlisi/Donnie Van Zant/Larry Steele

3. Back On The Track
Lyrics

    Back On The Track
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    Bad reputation, seems to be my style
    I've been categorized as a little wild
    The police took my photograph
    A hunted boy runnin' from his past
    Some even called me the devil's child

    At seventeen, I was on my own
    Had the clothes on my back, from a broken home
    Slapped in the face 'til my daddy got straight
    I knew it was time to run

    (Chorus)
    Now I'm back, back on the track again
    I'm back, I'm holdin' my own, I'm leadin' the pack
    I'm back, from a shattered home and a living hell
    I'm back, back on the track

    First indication, of trouble's up ahead
    I saw the flashing blues, I saw the color red
    A big commotion at the friendly store
    Found a poor man robbed and a kid at the door
    "Guilty as charged", or so the judge said

    I was sent to school to try to learn a trade
    But when the schoolboys laughed I became enraged
    I prayed to god that's the last mistake I'd made

    (Chorus)

    Bad reputation freedom's my desire
    I tried to clear my name, I came under fire
    A bad situation was a way of life
    With a cutthoat laywer given bad advice
    The only hope I had was a proven liar

    It was win or lose, out to clean the slate
    It was some big news when I made the break
    And I ran for years to avoid the state
    Another chance I was forced to take

    Now I'm back, back on the track again
    I'm back, I'm holdin' my own, I'm leadin' the pack
    I'm back, from a shattered home and a living hell
    I'm back, back on the track again
    I'm back, back on the track again
    I'm back, I'm back on the track again

    ~Jeff Carlisi/Larry Steele/Donnie Van Zant

4. Chain Lightnin'
Lyrics

    Chain Lightnin'
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    On a rainy night, you showed up at my door
    Child of the night, down and forlorn
    Still I took you in, it's in the stars above
    All girls are made the same, they all need a little love

    And the magic of the moment
    Exploded with desire
    When the time is right, the sparks ignite
    And set the night on fire

    It's chain lightnin', too hot to fight
    Hot on the heels of a saturday night
    Chain lightnin', out of control
    Straight to the heart and down to your soul
    Chain lightnin', heavens above
    Another day older, still searching for love
    Chain lightnin, too hot to fight
    And it's hotter than hell, in the heavens tonight

    I was livin' hard, I was feelin' down and lonely
    When toward the boulevard, a limousine moved slowly
    And I noticed in the back seat, a lady wrapped in fur
    Her eyes burned through me, and mine stared back at her

    And I recognized the moment
    As I opened up her door
    I knew I would regret it
    I've been burned before

    (Chorus)

    And lord it's so hot when the chain reaction
    Is set off with a kiss
    And it's so tough when the satisfaction
    Is greater than the risk
    When you look in her eyes and you realize
    This time you can't resist
    It's chain lightnin'

    And the magic of the moment
    Exploded with desire
    When the time is right the sparks ignite
    And set the night on fire

    (Chorus)
    Chain lightnin'

    ~Donnie Van Zant/Don Barnes/Jim Peterik

5. Rough-Housin'
Lyrics

    Rough-Housin'
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    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

6. You Keep Runnin' Away
Lyrics

    You Keep Runnin' Away
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    I hear your high-heels clickin' down the boulevard
    You got your suitcase in hand, guess you're takin' it hard
    You swear you'll never trust another man
    Ah, but I know that you will, it's just a question of when

    So open up your eyes to the light
    You've been far too alone for too many nights, oh
    Someday, someway, somewhere, love is gonna find you
    Somehow, someone is gonna beg you to stay
    But you keep on runnin', you keep runnin'
    You keep on runnin' away

    I hear it whispered in the neighborhood
    At one time you were the best, it was just understood
    Then someone came and took you for a fool
    The word is out on the street that love is looking for you

    So open up your eyes to the light
    You've been far too alone for too many nights, oh
    Someday, someway, somewhere, love is gonna find you
    Somehow, somewhere, don't look now, I'm comin' up behind you
    But you keep on runnin', you keep runnin'
    You keep on runnin' away

    So don't be fooled, you got me comin'
    I ain't no fool, you keep me runnin'
    And I don't know why
    No, I don't know why
    So open up, don't be afraid, baby
    Is there someone standin' in our way
    Won't you tell me why
    Don't you tell me goodbye, oh

    Someday, someway, somewhere, love is gonna find you
    Somehow, someone is gonna beg you to stay, baby
    Somehow, somewhere, don't look now, I'm comin' up behind you
    But you keep runnin', you keep runnin'
    You keep on runnin' away
    But you keep on runnin', you keep runnin'
    You keep on runnin' away
    But you keep on runnin', you keep runnin'
    You keep on runnin' away
    But you keep on runnin', you keep runnin' away
    But you keep on runnin', you keep runnin' away
    But you keep on runnin', you keep runnin' away
    But you keep on runnin', you keep runnin' away

    ~Jim Peterik/Don Barnes/Jeff Carlisi

7. Breakin' Loose
Lyrics

    Breakin' Loose
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    It was the typical blues, it was more bad news
    I was walkin' down a dirty street
    Saw a man, I knew some years before
    On the corner where the losers meet
    He had rags on his back, as a matter of fact
    Had a cold look on his face
    He was standin' in line, groanin' words to the kind
    As I passed I could hear him say, he said......

    Don't live your life by the dollar sign
    Live life to the limit, that's the bottom line
    No guarantees what tomorrow will bring
    Be the best at what you are, it's all a little insane>

    Breakin' loose, breakin' the chain
    You never know what the future will bring
    Breakin' loose, breakin' the spell
    I tried a part, now I'm playin' it well

    Professional man, had the world in his hands
    He arrived in the finest cars
    He posted up his lifetime success
    Every night at his favorite bar
    He got off the track, he never looked back
    He's an upper class renegade
    Now he ain't got a dime, just his peace of mind
    And he knows that he's got it made

    Breakin' loose, breakin' the chain
    You never know what the future will bring
    Breakin' loose, breakin' the spell
    I tried a part, now I'm playin' it well
    Breakin' loose, emotional bruise
    That's enough, It's time to go through
    Breakin' loose, cut the line
    It don't matter what your money can buy

    Breakin' loose, breakin' the chain
    You never know what the future will bring
    Breakin' loose, breakin' the spell
    I tried a part, now I'm playin' it well
    Breakin' loose, emotional bruise
    The house on the hill, in a financial noose
    Breakin' loose, cut the line
    It don't matter what your money can buy

    ~Larry Steele/Donnie Van Zant/Jeff Carlisi/John Grondin

8. Take 'Em Out
Lyrics

    Take 'Em Out
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    Wake up with a call, throw my luggage in the hall
    Go down to the desk, pay for alcohol
    Jump into a car, hope we make the plane in time
    Smile for all the ladies as we're passin' through the line

    I'll be down in the back, where those engines roar
    Gonna make that attack on this town once more
    (Well) they say we're runnin' late to make it to the show
    But when the lights go down, you can sure bet I'm ready to go

    Take 'em out
    Kickin' up dust, make 'em jump and shout
    Take 'em out, take 'em out
    Rock 'n roll's what it's all about

    Hit the stage runnin', got our motor's runnin' fast
    Crankin' up our guitars, gonna kick some ass
    Ain't no use in lyin', that's what we came to do
    Give 'em all we got to make our message get through

    I'll be down in the back, where those engines roar
    Gonna make that attack, gonna start once more
    People stand in line, waitin' for the show
    But when the lights go down, you can sure bet I'm ready to go

    Take 'em out
    Kickin' up dust, make 'em jump and shout
    Take 'em out, take 'em out
    Rock and roll is what it's all about

    Love to play New York, where the people's got some heart
    (They got) Lennon's dedication down in Central Park
    Finest looking women that I've ever seen
    You know they'll love the band 'cause we'll be soundin' real mean

    I'll be down in the back, where those engines roar
    Gonna make that attack, on this town once more
    (Well) they said we're runnin' late to make it to the show
    But when the lights go down, you can sure bet I'm ready to go

    Take 'em out
    Kickin' up dust, make 'em jump and shout
    Take 'em out, take 'em out
    Rock 'n roll's what it's all about
    Take 'em out, take 'em out
    Kickin' up dust, make 'em jump and shout
    Take 'em out, take 'em out
    Rock 'n roll's what it's all about
    Take 'em out, take 'em out
    Take 'em out, take 'em out
    Take 'em out, take 'em out
    Rock 'n roll's what it's all about
    Take 'em out, take 'em out
    Kickin' up, kickin' up, jump and shout
    Take 'em out, take 'em out
    Rock 'n roll's what it's all about
    Take 'em out, take 'em out
    Kickin' up dust, make 'em jump and shout

    ~Larry Steele/Don Barnes/Jeff Carlisi/Donnie Van Zant

9. Firestarter
Lyrics

    Firestarter
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    You know I've seen plenty like you
    Trouble ain't enough
    Runnin' your mouth, there ain't no doubt
    Thought you were pretty tough
    I remember all your dirty ways
    You know my daddy didn't raise a fool
    With friends like these I don't need no enemies
    What's a man to do?

    With a firestarer, you got trouble in sight
    A firestarter, someday you're gonna see the light
    You got no heart, you live your life
    Never treated nobody right
    Firestarter, tell me who you gonna burn tonight

    I remember people like you
    Even back in school
    Stirrin' up trouble, got your mind in the gutter
    Thought you were pretty cool
    I remember what my daddy said
    Said two-faced ain't the way
    I can't see for the life of me
    How you're standin' here today

    With a firestarer, you got trouble in sight
    A firestarter, some day you're gonna see the light
    You got no heart, you live your life
    Never treated nobody right
    Firestarter, tell me who you gonna burn tonight

    You know I've seen plenty like you
    Trouble ain't enough
    Runnin' your mouth, there ain't no doubt
    Thought you were pretty tough
    I remember all your dirty ways
    You know daddy didn't raise a fool
    With friends like these I don't need no enemies
    What's a man to do?

    With a firestarer, you got trouble in sight
    A firestarter, some day you're gonna see the light
    You ain't nothin' but a big time liar
    Never treated nobody right
    Firestarter, who the hell you gonna burn tonight

    ~Donnie Van Zant/Don Barnes/Larry Steele