Road Dogs (2000)

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    Road Dogs

    Pulling out of Woodstock heading down to Little Rock
    Come on boys it's time to go
    The bus blew out a front tire durn thing almost caught on fire
    Had to call in for a tow
    And we still got seven hundred miles to go
    Pulling into Little Rock getting close to eight o'clock
    Glad we got two opening acts
    Show starts in an hour no time for a shower
    We'll have to eat when we get back
    But we don't care because this place is packed

    [CHORUS:]
    We're road dogs, road dogs
    Burning up the interstate
    Hot and wild southern style
    That crowd in Memphis just won't wait
    From midnight till dawn we're rolling down the highway
    Heading for another town
    Road dogs road dogs
    We sure do get around

    D J got his feelings hurt didn't get a tee shirt
    Says he's gonna ban our stuff
    Promoters acting funny hope he's got our money
    Guess I'll have to call his bluff
    We play our music that should be enough

    [CHORUS]
    We're road dogs, road dogs
    Burning up the interstate
    Hot and wild southern style
    That crowd in Memphis just won't wait
    From midnight till dawn we're rolling down the highway
    Heading for another town
    Road dogs road dogs
    We sure do get around​

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    Ain't No Law in California

    I was hanging in out in L.A. looking for a real cool place to go.
    I struck up a conversation with this dude wearing hip hop clothes.
    He said you talk like you're from Texas let me welcome you to our town
    An' I hope you have a real find day
    But don't you let me catch you when the sun goes down.

    [CHORUS]
    We got scalawags, we got queens in drag, we got pushers, pimps and punks
    We got crips and bloods, we got dykes and studs
    We've got junkies, thieves and drunks
    This is where "the juice" got turned loose and if you ain't caught on yet
    Ain't no law in California
    Welcome to the wild wild west.

    He said there's women in this city that are just too low down to crawl
    And homeboys packing pieces they'll shoot you just to watch you fall
    You'd better get on back to Hicksville that's the bast thing you can do
    There's hustlers hoods and outlaws that'd love to find a country boy like you

    [CHORUS]
    We got scalawags, we got queens in drag, we got pushers, pimps and punks
    We got crips and bloods, we got dykes and studs
    We've got junkies, thieves and drunks
    This is where "the juice" got turned loose and if you ain't caught on yet
    Ain't no law in California
    Welcome to the wild wild west.​

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    Even Up the Score

    Like a serpent in the sand
    Coiled up to strike you when your back is turned
    He's an evil man
    Wicked since the day that he was born
    When the morning comes
    I'll meet him in the street and try to gun him down
    He took your life away
    What a dark bitter day
    I held her in my arms and I swore
    I'd even up the score

    The sun is in my eyes
    Sweat is on my face and I can hardly stand
    Fear is in my heart
    Telling me to turn and run away
    A killer all his life
    He looms before me like a demon dark and cold
    But I made you a vow
    And I won't break it now
    I'll die here if that's what's in store
    Or even up the score

    Face to face we stand in silence now
    Not one whisper in the crowd
    Like in a dream I watch his hand float down
    I hear the shots ring out he's lying dead upon the ground

    He took your life away
    What a dark bitter day
    I held her in my arms and I swore
    I'd even up the score
    Even up the score​

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    Across the Line

    Where the sun goes up and the sun comes down nothing ever changes in a border town
    It turns around and starts all over again
    It's alcohol and nicotine and everyday's like Halloween
    It's a muy loco world we're living in
    It's broken dreams and shady deals
    Red hot cars and cold blue steel
    And every night temptation comes around
    And down on the border where the coyotes howl
    The hot winds blow and the big boys prowl
    Always something evil going down

    [CHORUS]
    Look out boy you're gonna lose control
    Blow your cool and curse your soul
    Open up your eyes and read the signs
    Are you gonna be a man and stand up tall
    Or turn your back and say the hell with it all
    Don't you know that the blind can't lead the blind
    And you're just about to cross the line

    Don't you know if you turn your back the water gets muddy and the cards get stacked
    Nobody gets a free ride in this game
    A rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief, doctor, lawyer or an Indian chief
    In the eyes of the law they're all gonna look the same
    But right's still right and wrong's still wrong
    And they keep on singing that same old song
    About the only ones are you and me
    Take a look in the mirror cause you know what you are
    A belly full of guts and a little tin star
    And you're standing between the devil and the deep blue sea

    [CHORUS]
    Look out boy you're gonna lose control
    Blow your cool and curse your soul
    Open up your eyes and read the signs
    Are you gonna be a man and stand up tall
    Or turn your back and say the hell with it all
    Don't you know that the blind can't lead the blind
    And you're just about to cross the line​

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    The Martyr

    Momma I fear the night is falling
    Blacker than jet and cold as ice
    And somewhere a gentle voice is calling
    And I hear the sounds of paradise

    See the innocent dying
    Has the world gone insane
    Now the death angel's flying
    And he's calling my name

    I know this will be my finest hour
    I stand face to face with the enemy
    Defying his awesome evil power
    And hold my light high for the world to see

    And nothing else matters
    Just hold fast to the right
    See the enemy scatter
    See his forces take flight

    Momma don't shed a tear for me
    Don't wring your hands and moan
    Remember it's darkest
    Just before dawn
    You know we'll meet again
    Around that shining throne
    My hands were not empty
    I was never alone

    See the innocent dying
    Has the world gone insane
    Now the death angels are flying
    And he's calling my name​

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    How Much I Love You

    Lady it's just your style, the way you close your eyes and smile
    When I hold you close and kiss you
    The way you touch my hand, you always seem to understand
    And when you're gone how much I miss you

    Just being with you makes me high
    That lovin' look that's in your eyes
    Makes me stop and realize
    How very much I love you

    The special little things you do every morning waking up with you
    Makes me want to live forever
    We'll take whatever comes our way
    If it's sunshine or rainy days,
    Just as long as we're together

    Thanks for being my best friend
    Even if the world should end
    And know you always can depend on
    How very much I love you

    I can't count the times I depended on you
    You're all that keeps me in control
    You are the melody heaven sent for me
    You are the music of my soul

    Every night I close my eyes, turn my face up toward the sky
    And thank the good Lord that I found you
    I know that there could never be, anybody else for me
    And I just want to make you see how very much I love you​

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    Wild Wild Young Men

    Wild, wild young men they like to have a good time.
    They chase too many women, they drink to much wine.
    Going for a wild ride stomping on the gas
    Walking on the wild side living way too fast
    Playing in a hot game they ain't never gonna win
    Wild, wild young men
    Wild, wild young men

    Wild, wild young men like to party down
    They got money in their pockets they're gonna spread it around
    They try to make a big point of acting like a fool
    Hanging out in the juke joints trying to be real cool
    They're bound to come to some bad end
    Wild, wild young men
    Wild, wild young men

    Young girl let me tell you don't give your heart
    To no wild, wild young man cause he'll tear it apart.
    You ain't nothing but a sweet toy; put your head in a spin.
    He's just a honky tonk cowboy a feather in the wind.
    Don't care about no one but his so called friends.
    Wild, wild young men​

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    Sidewinder

    Instrumental
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    Standing in the Rain

    I'm not a poet
    I'm just a man
    I'm not an angel
    I'm just doing the best I can
    I've got a heart
    It feels pain
    Just like anyone else
    I don't like standing in the rain

    Standing, standing, standing in the rain
    Standing, standing, standing in the rain

    Love is a miracle
    You can see
    I give it to you
    Then you give it right back to me
    You've got a heart
    It feels pain
    Just like anyone else
    You don't like standing in the rain

    If you do what you love
    And love what you do
    You can't get the blues
    And the blues can't get you
    It's the same old story
    Since the beginning of time
    Life without love
    Is the cause of all crime

    Standing, standing, standing in the rain
    Standing, standing, standing in the rain

    Talking in whispers
    Leads to shame
    Living in shadows
    Baby, you'll be the one they'll blame
    Just like anyone else
    They don't like standing in the rain

    Standing, standing, standing in the rain
    Standing, standing, standing in the rain

    Just like anyone else
    No one like standing cold and naked in the rain
    Just like anyone else
    No one likes standing cold and naked in the rain​

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    It's About Time

    Full moon rising cross the blue ridge mountains
    It's just now starting to shine
    It's about time. Yes, it's about time
    Time to call up my baby and tell her that she's mine all mine
    Big old stars just hanging in the night sky
    Twinkling through the Georgia pines
    It's about time. Yes, it's about time
    Time to call up my baby and tell here that she's mine all mine

    [Chorus]
    Every evening when the sun goes down
    That old bluesy feeling comes around
    I call my baby on the telephone
    I can't wait until I get back home

    Lonesome old train whistle blowing over yonder
    Headed for the end of the line
    It's about time yes it's just about time
    Time to call up my baby and tell here that she's mine all mine

    [Chorus]

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    Sail Away

    The house lights blaze, the spotlights dim and the encore fades away
    We've got five hundred miles to go and another show to play
    But there's a few old diehard fans still hanging out back stage
    They're the ones who have been faithful from the start
    So we renew our old aquaintances and discuss the life and times
    Of Tommy, Toy and Ronnie and the ones we've left behind
    And all the minstrel warriors who got old before their time
    But they'll always have a place here in our hearts
    And its time to pick up memories and remember our old friends
    Do you think we'll ever see the likes of Stevie Ray again?

    [CHORUS]
    Sail away it's time for moving on
    This music is my mission and this highway is my home
    While you sleep we've got promises to keep
    And miles to go before the morning light
    We're the tall, dark ships that pass you in the night

    We thank you for your kind words and for coming to the show
    It's so good to see you all again but we've really got to go
    The weather's getting stormy and they say it's gonna snow
    And Omaha's a far piece down the line
    We'll it's sure been fun but the time has come to get on out of here
    The driver's getting nervous and the road crew's out of beer
    And if the good Lord's willing we're gonna see you all next year
    And we'll drop you all a card at Christmas time
    But the boys are getting restless and the hours getting late
    The time goes by so easy but that highway won't wait

    [CHORUS]
    Sail away it's time for moving on
    This music is my mission and this highway is my home
    While you sleep we've got promises to keep
    And miles to go before the morning light
    We're the tall dark ships that pass you in the night​