DISCOGRAPHY

Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
Wild-Eyed Southern Boys

Release Date: 1981

Label: A&M Records

1. 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

2. First Time Around
Lyrics

    First Time Around
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    People might say that I'm no good,
    Livin' like I do
    Well I stake my life on my future,
    Can you say that you feel like I do?
    Now, if there's any room for doubting,
    You better look some more
    'cause I made my mistakes while I know it,
    I know you've heard it all before

    But it's your first time around,
    Sometimes the runnin' can sure get you down
    It's your first time around
    Don't get trapped by the life that you found

    If you find your life at a dead end,
    Sweatin' and breathin' for room
    You never crawl before you walk
    You gotta take the bad with the good

    But it's your first time around,
    Sometimes the runnin' can sure get you down,
    It's your first time around
    Don't get trapped by the life that you found,
    The life you found...

    People might say that I'm no good,
    Livin' like I do
    I stake my life on my future,
    Can you say that you feel like I do?
    So if you find your life at a dead end,
    Sweatin' and breathin' for room
    You better crawl before you walk,
    You gotta take the bad with the good
    You should be lookin' for some answers
    You think you have them all
    I got news for you, brother;
    Ain't nobody too big to fall

    But it's your first time around,
    Sometimes the runnin' can sure get you down,
    It's your first time around
    Don't get trapped by the life that you found
    It's your first time around

    ~ D. Barnes, D. Van Zant, J. Carlisi, L. Steele

3. Wild Eyed Southern Boys
Lyrics

    Wild Eyed Southern Boys
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    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. Back Alley Sally
Lyrics

    Back Alley Sally
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    Back Alley Sally,
    When you gonna come my way?
    It's over here, bouncin' baby,
    I been waitin' for you night and day
    You got a crew all shook up,
    How long's it gonna take for you to give it up?
    Back Alley Sally, I can play your game

    Back Alley Sally, I know I'm just a crazy fool
    I have never never met a woman
    Awoman quite like you
    You got, I swear you got those crazy eyes,
    Kind-a like to take a man by surprise
    Back Alley Sally, I love to watch you move

    Well I know you like to tease and show your stuff
    Oo, baby, I'm callin' your bluff
    Come a little closer, let's get on down
    We'll drink my whiskey, tear up the town
    Back Alley Sally, tell me what you want to do
    I got to be back up
    I got to leave here soon

    You got, I swear you got those crazy eyes,
    Kind-a like to take a man by surprise
    Back Alley Sally, I love to watch you move

    Well I know you like to tease and show your stuff
    Oo, baby, I'm callin' your bluff
    Now don't think I'm just messin' around,
    You're the cream of the crop,
    You're my kind of gal.
    Back Alley Sally, is that the kind of game you play,
    I got to pay your price if I want you to stay.
    Back Alley Sally,
    I got to pay your price if I want you to stay.

    ~ J. Carlisi/D. Van Zant

5. Fantasy Girl
Lyrics

    Fantasy Girl
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    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

6. Hittin' And Runnin'
Lyrics

    Hittin' And Runnin'
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    Your bad reputation follows you around
    You're tryin' to shake it, but you just can't live it down
    You swear that you're tryin', you're desp'rate to change.
    Still you're aimin' for the heart ev'ry time love gets away

    And you're hittin' and runnin' out on the street
    Watch out! she's hittin' and runnin',
    she sees you comin' woah
    Hittin' and Runnin' out on the street again

    You say that you're better and your teasin' is through
    But seein's believin' and I just can't say it's true
    And I get this feelin' ev'ry time you're in town
    If we're passin' on the street you might try to run me down

    And you're hittin' and runnin' out on the street
    Watch out! she's hittin' and runnin',
    she sees you comin' woah
    Hittin' and Runnin' out on the street again

    You'll be cryin', so tired of lyin,'
    so all alone in the danger zone.
    You're hurt plenty, you hit so many
    that soon you'll wind up alone

    Hittin' and runnin' out on the street
    Watch out! she's hittin' and runnin',
    she sees you comin' woah
    Hittin' and Runnin', out on the street again
    and again and again!

    ~Barnes, Peterik

7. Honky Tonk Dancer
Lyrics

    Honky Tonk Dancer
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    Lady in red what'cha doin'?
    Who the hell do you think you're foolin'?
    Why you actin' so cold?
    You're the angel of town you keep sayin',
    "Got to work no time for playin'".
    But what the others don't know.

    When the clock strikes five you really come alive
    forget about who you are
    Forget about the week and all the bus'ness heat
    Tonight you become a star
    That's what you are,

    You're a honky tonk night time dancer,
    You're a queenie when you take the floor.
    You're a honky tonk night time dancer,
    star attraction that's fo' sho',
    that's what you are!

    Listen here, now
    Monday mornin' comin' routine you're out there runnin'
    Boss man likes his coffee sweet
    Ain't no life for you, baby,
    soon or later gonna drive you crazy
    Moon lightin' ev'ry week

    When the sun goes down you really come around
    forget about who you are
    You're a night time girl
    when you're showin' all the world
    Tonight you're gonna be a star
    that's what you are

    You're a honky tonk night time dancer,
    You're a queenie when you take the floor.
    You're a honky tonk night time dancer,
    star attraction that's fo' sho',

    Monday mornin' comin'
    routine you're out there runnin'
    Boss man likes his coffee sweet
    Ain't no good for you, baby
    Tell the man he must be crazy!
    You gotta moonlight ev'ry week

    When the clock strikes five you really come alive
    Forget about who you are
    Forget about the week and all the bus'ness heat
    Tonight you become a star.
    That's what you are,

    You're a honky tonk night time dancer,
    You're a queenie when you take the floor.
    You're a honky tonk night time dancer,

    ~Don Barnes, Donnie Van Zant and Larry Steele

8. Throw Out The Line
Lyrics

    Throw Out The Line
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    Whoa,
    I'm runnin' around in a circle,
    Never know where to stop.
    'Cause I'm lookin' for
    A special kind of lady,
    Hopin' that she'll change my luck.
    I took a chance, asked you to dance,
    Wanted just to take you home.
    I'm holdin' steady, I know I'll be ready. Will you be comin' if I call?

    Throw out the line,
    And make a believer.
    Just give me the time,
    You know I won't leave ya.
    Someday you'll be mine,
    I can't give ya up.
    Throw out the line.
    Oh won't you throw out the line.

    So I, I make my move.
    I might break all the rules.
    The strategy's my only game.
    I can't fake it,
    My heart won't take it.
    I'm hopin' that you'll feel the same.

    Throw out the line,
    To make a believer.
    Just give me the time,
    You know I won't leave ya.
    Someday you'll be mine,
    I can't give you up.
    Throw out the line.
    Won't you throw out the line.

    ~Barnes, Carlisi, VanZant

9. Bring It On
Lyrics

    Bring It On
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    I been betrayed, cause I been away.
    Why can't you ever see it my way?
    C'mon baby, you know what I mean.
    I been eleven years doin' long hard work,
    We're finally getting' what we deserve.
    I said, C'mon baby, I'm not to blame.

    I said a one night stand takes a certain kind of man,
    But we do it.
    It's a hell of way, you learn to live for the day,
    If you choose it.
    That's why I say now,
    Take it from me, it's not like it seems,
    Someday I'll give ya all that you need.
    But a tense word, baby, you just gotta believe.

    I said a one night stand takes a certain kind of man,
    But we do it.
    You know I'm not much at home,
    We live that danger zone,
    But you knew it.

    That's why I say,
    Bring it on.
    Bring it on.
    I'll deal with trouble when I get home.
    Bring it on.
    Bring it on.
    I'd rather fight it than go it alone. Growl

    Lead Break

    The jealousy's got you too blind to see.
    It ain't fair what you're doin' to me.
    I say, c'mon baby, I'm tired of tryin' to please.
    Lonely nights and cocaine highs,
    If that don't getcha then you'll pay the price.
    C'mon baby, that's all a part of me.

    I say one night stands take a certain kind of man,
    But we do it.
    Lord, how we do it.
    I'm not much at home, we live that danger zone,

    That's why I say,
    Bring it on.
    Bring it on.
    I'll deal with trouble when I get home.
    Bring it on.
    Bring it on.
    I'd rather fight it than go it alone.
    Bring it on.
    Bring it on.
    I'll deal with trouble when I get home.
    Bring it on, (Bring it on)
    Bring it on.
    I'd rather fight it than go it alone.
    Bring it on.

    ~Carlisi, Steele, VanZant