The Long Run Album

The Long Run

 

I used to hurry a lot, I used to worry a lot

I used to stay out till the break of day

Oh, that didn’t get it,

It was high time I quit it

I just couldn’t carry on that way

Oh, I did some damage, I know it’s true

Didn’t know I was so lonely , till I found you

You can go the distance

We’ll find out in the long run

(in the long run)

We can handle some resistance

If our love is a strong one (is a strong one)

People talkin’ about is

they got nothin’ else to do

When it all comes down we will

still come through

In the long run

Ooh, I want to tell you, it’s a long run

You know I don’t understand why you don’t

treat yourself better

do the crazy things that you do

‘Cause all the debutantes in Houston, baby,

couldn’t hold a candle to you

Did you do it for love?

Did you do it for money?

Did you do it for spite?

Did you think you had to, honey?

Who is gonna make it?

We’ll find out in the long run

(in the long run)

I know we can take it

if our love is a strong one

(is a strong one)

Well, we’re scared, but we ain’t shakin’

Kinda bent, but we ain’t breakin’

in the long run

Ooh, I want to tell you, it’s a long run

in the long run

in the long run, etc..

I Can’t Tell You Why

 

Look at us baby, up all night

Tearing our love apart

Aren’t we the same two people who live

through years in the dark?

Ahh…

Every time I try to walk away

Something makes me turn around and stay

And I can’t tell you why

When we get crazy,

it just ain’t to right,

(try to keep you head, little girl)

Girl, I get lonely, too

You don’t have to worry

Just hold on tight

(don’t get caught in your little world)

‘Cause I love you

Nothing’s wrong as far as I can see

We make it harder than it has to be

and I can’t tell you why

no, baby, I can’t tell you why

I can’t tell you why

No, no, baby, I can’t tell you why

I can’t tell you why

I can’t tell you why

In The City

 

Somewhere out there on that horizon

Out beyond the neon lights

I know there must be somethin’ better

but there’s nowhere else in sight

It’s survival in the city

When you live from day to day

City streets don’t have much pity

When you’re down, that’s where you’ll stay

In the city, oh, oh.

In the city

I was born here in the city

With my back against the wall

Nothing grows, and life ain’t very pretty

No one’s there to catch you when you fall

Somewhere out on that horizon

Faraway from the neon sky

I know there must be somethin’ better

And I can’t stay another night

In the city, oh, oh.

In the city

The Disco Strangler

 

Lookin’ for the good life

dressed to kill

She don’t have to worry ’cause

there’s always someone else who will

Loose and loaded every night

Dancin’ underneath the flashin’ light

sayin, “Look at me, baby, look at me.

I’m beautiful, I’m beautiful, I’m somebody.”

Just slip into the arms of the disco strangler

He’s been around here all along, baby,

Been waiting for his time to come.

You lookin’ for attention, darlin’

He will surely give you some

He’s the crimson in your face du jour,

the fiddler in your darkest night.

He’s the melody without a cure and

Rome is burning, but that’s all right.

Just slip into the arms of the disco strangler

Just slip into the arms of the disco strangler

The King Of Hollywood

 

Well, he sits up there on his leatherette

Looks through pictures of the ones that he hasn’t had yet

When he thinks he wants a closer look,

he gets out his little black telephone book

(He’s calling, calling, calling

He’s calling, calling, calling

He’s calling ,calling, calling

He’s calling)

“Come sit down here beside me, honey.

Let’s have a little heart to heart.

Now look at me and tell me, darlin’,

how badly do you want this part?

Are you willing to sacrifice?

And are you willing to be real nice?

All your talent and my good taste,

I’d hate to see it go to waste.”

“We gon’ get you an apartment, honey.

We gon’ get you a car.

(spoken) Yeah, we’re gonna take care of you, darlin’.

We gon’ make you a movie star.

For years I’ve seen ’em come and go.”

He says, “I’ve had ’em all, ‘ya know.

I handled everything in my own way.

I made ’em what they are today.”

After ‘while nothin’ was pretty.

After ‘while everything got lost.

Still, his Jacuzzi runneth over.

Still he just couldn’t get off.

He’s just another power junky.

Just another silk scarf monkey.

You’d know it if you saw his stuff.

The man just isn’t big enough.

Heartache Tonight

 

Somebody’s gonna hurt someone

before the night is through

Somebody’s gonna come undone.

There’s nothin’ we can do.

Everybody wants to touch somebody

if it takes all night.

Everybody wants to take a little chance,

Make it come out right.

There’s gonna be a heartache tonight,

a heartache tonight, I know.

There’s gonna be a heartache tonight, I know.

Lord, I know.

Some people like to stay out late

Some folks can’t hold out that long

But nobody wants to go home now.

there’s too much goin’ on.

This night is gonna last forever.

Last all, last all summer long.

Some time before the sun comes up

The radio is gonna play that song.

There’s gonna be a heartache tonight,

A heartache tonight, I know.

There’s gonna be a heartache tonight,

A heartache tonight, I know.

Lord I know.

There’s gonna be a heartache tonight,

the moon’s shinin’ bright

so turn out the light, and we’ll get it right.

There’s gonna be a heartache tonight, a

heartache tonight I know.

Heartache baby,

Somebody’s gonna hurt someone, (somebody)

Before the night is through

Somebody’s gonna come undone,

There’s nothin’ we can do

(Everybody) Everybody wants to touch somebody

if it takes all night

Everybody wants to take a little chance

To make it come out right

There’s gonna be a heartache tonight

A heartache tonight, I know

There’s gonna be a heartache tonight,

A heartache tonight ,I know

Let’s go.

We can beat around the bushes;

we can get down to the bone

We can leave it in the parkin’ lot,

but either way, there’s gonna be a

heartache tonight, a heartache tonight I know.

There’ll be a heartache tonight

a heartache tonight I know.

Those Shoes

 

Tell us what you’re gonna do tonight, mama.

There must be someplace you can go

In the middle of the tall drinks and the drama,

there must be someone you know.

God knows, you’re lookin’ good enough,

but you’re so smooth and the world’s so rough.

You might have somethin’ to loose.

Oh, no, pretty mama, what you gonna

do in those shoes?

Got those pretty little straps around your ankles

Got those shiny little chains around your heart.

You go to have your independence

but you don’t know just where to start.

Desperation in the singles bars

an’ all those jerkoffs in their fancy cars.

you can’t believe your reviews.

Oh, no, you can’t do that,

once you started wearin’ those shoes

They’re lookin’ at you, leanin’ on you

Tell you anything you want to hear

They give you tablets of love

They’re waiting for you

got to score you

handy with a shovel and so sincere

Ooh, they got the kid glove

You just want someone to talk to

They just wanna get their hands on you

You get whatever you choose

Oh, no, you can’t do that,

Once you started wearin’ those shoes.

Teenage Jail

 

Stare out the window,

You can’t make the time go

You don’t even know why you’re here

Wait for the weekend to go off the deep end

and make everything disappear

You’re lost in a teenage jail

So you and so vicious and so frail

where something is always for sale

You’re lost in a teenage jail.

You’re not like your mothers.

you’re not like the others

You’re not quite like anyone else,

They don’t even know you,

Got nothing to show you,

So get something good for yourself

You’re lost in a teenage jail

So young and so vicious and so frail

Where something is always for sale.

You’re lost in a teenage jail.

The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks

 

There was beer all over the dance floor

and the band was playin’ rhythm and blues

You got down and did the gator, and half

an hour later, you were barfin’ all over your

Girlfriend’s shoes.

But the Greeks don’t want no freaks.

The Greeks don’t want no freaks

Just put a little smile on them rosy

cheeks,

‘Cause the Greeks don’t want no freaks.

(GATOR!!)

She was the pride and the passion of Dixie

She did exactly what her daddy had planned.

She was perfect little sister until somebody missed

her and they found her in the bushes with

the boys in the band

But the Greeks don’t want no freaks

The Greeks don’t want no freaks

So put a great big smile on them rosy cheeks,

‘Cause the Greeks don’t want no freaks

No, the Greeks don’t want no freaks

Said, the Greeks don’t want no freaks

Just put that monster smile on them rosy cheeks

‘Cause the Greeks don’t want no freaks

No, the Greeks don’t want no freaks,

Ahh…

The Sad Cafe

 

Out in the shiny night, the rain

was softly falling

The tracks that ran down the boulevard had

all been washed away

Out of the silver light, the past came softly calling

And I remember the times we spent

inside the Sad Cafe

Oh, it seemed like a holy place,

protected by amazing grace

And we would sing right out loud, the

things we could not say

We thought we could change this world

with words like “love” and “freedom”

We were part of the lonely crowd

Inside the Sad Cafe

Oh, expecting to fly,

we would meet on that shore in the

sweet by and by

Some of their dreams came true,

some just passed away

And some of the stayed behind

inside the Sad Cafe.

The clouds rolled in and hid that shore

Now that Glory Train, it don’t stop here no more

Now I look at the years gone by,

and wonder at the powers that be.

I don’t know why fortune smiles on some

and let’s the rest go free

Maybe the time has drawn the faces I recall

But things in this life change very slowly,

if they ever change at all

There’s no use in asking why,

it just turned out that way

So meet me at midnight baby

inside the Sad Cafe.

Why don’t you meet me at midnight baby,

inside the Sad Cafe.

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