Tracks

01. One Way Or Another
02. Weep In Silence
03. Misty Eyes
04. Midnight
05. Can't Keep A Good Band Down
06. Woman Of The World
07. Footprints In The Snow
08. Can't Stop Singing
09. Make A Little Love
10. Confession



01. One Way Or Another

There's been some
Changes in my time
But this one's playing
Games with my mind
Stopped in my tracks
No thought of looking back
The lady's got me tied up
But I've already made my mind up
One way or another
She'll be mine

It wasn't anything I could define
None of those ringing bells
Giving me a sign
I just took a look
But I was on the hook
The lady's got me tied up
Don't know how it's gonna' wind up
One way or another
Gonna' be all right

I'm beginning to think
That a forever kind of love
Is the kind of love
I'll look for forever
But still I'll love and love again
One way or another
I will find my friend

I knew some day my heart
Would lead my head
Beyond the path
My chosen life had led
I'd been so sure
But where is the cure
The lady's got me real good
But you can't say
What I should do
One way or another
It's all over now

One way or another


02. Weep In Silence

You who thought
Your eyes could tell no lies
So your life became a compromise
And it was you
Who had seen men dyin'
You heard their children cryin'
While their women weep in silence

And you who thought
You were so wise
Succeeded only in disguise
Now and then
You'd find a bridge to cross
Reach the other side
And you'd still be lost
Evaded by the sweet smell of life

And the people that you try
To show the way
Never believe you
Never believe you - no way

While your women weep in silence
Your women weep in silence
Women weep in silence


03. Misty Eyes

I was missing my
Little Miss Misty Eyes
She made my life complete
I'd been waiting on
True love's sweet surprise
And it tasted so sweet
Oh it tasted so sweet

I could hear
The sound of the love bell
Told me all it could tell
And the sight of
The blue moon rising
Told me all was well
Told me all was well

I was just driftin'
As a wind blown wave
Like a stricken ship
I thought I'd never be saved
So far below me
There seemed so much more
Yet a man has to know
What he's looking for

Something unknown
Kept my life turning around
But I couldn't get near to
Putting my feet on the ground
With all that I had
Any man would be glad
But my everything was nothing
So what made me sad

I was missing my
Little Miss Misty Eyes
She made my life complete
I was waiting on
True love's sweet surprise
And it tasted so sweet
It tasted so sweet

Farewell to that same lonely road
I've seen the last of
That heavy load
No more blues about paying dues
It's time for reaping
All the seeds I sowed


04. Midnight

I just lay down wonderin'
What to lay down
Lately I can do it
Every day undisturbed
I think I know what
But I can't find out how
The morning didn't show me
What it was worth

Miles and miles of smiles
Getting me nowhere
Opportunities I just can see
Can't lead me to the slaughter
'Cause I'll already be there
I've been up that street
And I know what's waiting for me
Just waiting

Midnight, moonlight
Day into day
No escape I must stay
Midnight, show me the way
Show me the way
Give me something to play
Something to play
To help me make the new day

Take me out of the darkness
Into the light
I've no friends to stand by me
Here in the night
It's an affair of
A sad and weary heart
Take me out of the darkness
Back to the start

I just lay down wonderin'
What to lay down
Lately I can do it
Every day undisturbed
I think I know what
But I just can't find out how
The morning didn't show me
What it was worth


05. Can't Keep A Good Band Down

I can't believe y'all are still sayin'
We're a long way from rock'n'roll
You won't look for the good
In the tunes we're playin'
Prefer to say we got no soul

But day after day in town after town
People say we're doin' alright
We play and we stay boogyin' down
And rockin' on into the night

It's breath and words
And time you're wastin'
When you should be tryin'
To have a good time
For a good few years
It's been yours we've tasted
So here's a little piece of our mind

We'll roll and we'll roll
And we'll roll and we'll roll
Till we run out of reason to try
If it happens you don't approve
It don't matter we won't ask why

You can't keep a good band down
You'll never find the solution
You won't stop us runnin' around
You're dealin' with an institution

We'll fill our cup with wine while you
Fill your head with high ideals
You know so much
But you still can't touch
Till you find out how it feels

It'll take much more
Than the high and mighty
To bring down the king of the road
We could still be friends
And quit this fightin'
And let the real story be told

You can't keep a good band down
You'll never find the solution
You won't stop us runnin' around
With your paragraphs of pollution


06. Woman Of The World

Did you ever meet
The kind of a lady
She lives her whole life
Saying maybe
Running here and there
As she pleases
Not a thought
For the social diseases

Though she never
Thinks of settling down
She'll spend time
Turning your head around
But don't let your heart start dancing
The lady don't
Waste no time romancing

Are you mine or are you
The woman of the world
Are you really so different
From all the other girls
Do you care that I care
About the things that you do
Does anything matter to you
Does anything matter to you

Once in a garden of glory
Someone sowed
The seeds of this story
And the whole thing began
With a woman and a man
Still it's something
No one understands


07. Footprints In The Snow

Just like footprints in the snow
Who knows where my heart will go
Will it lead me to you
Or will I see another empty day

Seasons come and quickly go
Kinda makes me
Wonder if they know
Why my heart keeps
Running near and far
If only they could tell me
Where you are

If you've ever been in love
Then you'll know the rocky road
I've been speaking of
You'll remember when
The times were good
And the times
You had to do without
Think carefully my friend
It may look like a start
But it could be the end

I'm not trying to bring you down
I'm just so tired of hangin' around
I won't make
The same mistake again


08. Can't Stop Singing

I can't stop singing
I can't see the end
Just a new beginning
As long as I keep on trying
I'll survive just fine
Free to take my time

Ridin' the moon in the midnight sky
I can see through
The man who lies with eyes
And the real thing that's wrong is
He has no song to lean on
So I'll take my time
Just to give you my rhyme
To try to be sure and open the door
'Cause there's much more to life
Than a day and a night to dream on

Now I ain't confessin'
To same kind of blessin'
I'm trying to say
Why I'm happy today
I'm not preachin', teachin',
Makin' some speech in dedication
'Cause it's no good me sayin'
Where the blame should be layin'
For with that kind of reason
It comes out the same
With an ear to the ground
Each day I found inspiration


09. Make A Little Love

I walked you to your doorstep
Believin' we could make a little love
And I let you have my heart
I was as certain as the stars above

Looked here and there
Every everywhere
I even searched beyond the dawn
But you were nowhere to be found
And I was going round and round
Lost like I'd never been born

Time after time
I've lost my love for a rhyme
A reason seemed good enough
You always put me down
While you made me run around
I can't take any more of that stuff

Time after time
I've lost my love for a rhyme
And my reason
Seemed good enough
You always put me down
And you make me run around
I can't take any more of that stuff


10. Confession

I'm so sorry for the things I've done
And the times it went a little wrong
Try to understand
That I've made my plans
With my love for you in mind

Sometimes you get the wrong idea
And I can't seem to make it clear
If my heart doesn't show
It's 'cause I don't know
The best way to say I love you

Every living day
You fill my heart
With a breath of spring
And I search the universe
For some joy
That I can bring to you