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About

Upon the release of Mad Mad World 25 it looks like Tom Cochrane’s life will continue to be a Highway.
He says “the road was and is like going to school.”

An iconic career which started in the pubs, rough neck bars and coffeehouses of the roads and highways of first Ontario and then the rest Canada and then the world has spanned over 4 decades and is characterized by creative, adventurousness and musical and personal integrity.

Commenting on some of the jobs he had early on in his life, which include cab driving, working at CIL Paints, on the loading dock at Sears and Canada Packers, crewing out on a sail boat (not a cruise ship). “Those gigs are character builders, you pay some bills along the way with them but it’s real life also that you learn from and draw songs from.”

A few years into his tenure with Red Rider they graduated to larger venues, halls, arenas and festivals stages. “The early days never leave you though, they get etched on your soul like a tattoo.” Within and without Red Rider, Tom has released 17 albums.  Having helped shape the musical landscape for future generations of Canadian artists, Tom remains one of only 3 male Canadian singer songwriters to have a diamond certified album in Canada (over a million copies sold). Mad Mad World is now around 1.7 million in Canada, and at over 3 million worldwide. Songs such as Life Is A Highway and Lunatic Fringe have been international hits and continue to garner much airplay around the world.

 The release of Mad Mad World 25, #MMW25, will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of this hallmark recording and will be accompanied by a launch at the National Music Center in Calgary and a tour in 2017. MMW25 will include a re-mastered edition of the original recordings as well as a live Westwood One performance circa 1992 from Chicago and the original demo of Life Is A Highway before it was renamed. “We are extremely excited to play MMW25 in it’s entirety live also with some of the other songs people want to hear in the set as well of course.” – Tom says.


A coffee table style MMW25 book will be released early in 2017 as well.


Being part of our collective cultural consciousness and landscape for a long while now, this list has been seen before but to recap: Tom Cochrane is a recipient of 8 Juno Awards, and is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, Walk of Fame, a prestigious Officer of the Order of Canada, the Order of Manitoba, former Honorary Air Force Colonel in the 409 squadron, an honorary doctorate, a recent Diamond Jubilee award, many songwriter awards from SOCAN, CAPAC and ASCAP, a Grammy nomination as well as numerous other citations and awards. Asked about some of these Tom says “I was tremendously proud to get the key to the city of Winnipeg a while back and my cousin asked me if I get free parking with it” he says with a sheepish grin “that kind of stuff brings you back down to earth you know? The thing is I’ve been extremely blessed in my life and career, I’ve had the good fortune of having some good people around me over the years, I’ve put one foot ahead of the other to see where the road would take me and providence has been kind…so from time to time I’ve happened to or tried to do the right thing” and continues “of course I’m very proud and humbled especially with the Officer of the Order of Canada and the Order of Manitoba investiture and induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the CMIHOF one as well, I’m a proud Canadian” … “ the biggest reward though is when someone comes up and says this song or that song got me through some tough times or was part of the best times in my life, or when I fell in love that was our song.”


Throughout his career, Tom, has thrown his support behind a wide range of worthy causes.  He has traveled the world, including Africa 9 times and Asia twice on behalf of World Vision. He helped spearhead the Canada for Asia initiative, entertained our troops in Afghanistan, raised money for Parkinson’s research, has performed at Live 8, in Tears Are Not Enough, Young Artists for Haiti, and more. He endorses or supports besides World Vision: Waterkeeper’s Alliance, Amnesty International, War Child, Medicin Sans Frontiers, Unison, World Animal Protection, The United Way, Tree Canada, Unison and Tempo,  to name a few and has lent and continues to lend his support to several other causes.


An outspoken proponent of freedom of speech in his work and personally, Tom believes that journalism and journalistic freedom is the cornerstone of democracy. Before embarking on a music career he wanted to be a foreign correspondent and report “the truth from different parts of the world”, which continues to transcend and fuel his musical creativityin the same manner he touched on the universal values of hope and perseverance in his international hit, "Life is a Highway".


“I was a funny kid, my heroes included the likes of Edward R Murrow, Eric Sevareid, Walter Cronkite, and the great Canadian journalist Peter Jennings.


I felt there was nothing more noble than doing what they did, that’s why I like to think of myself as a sonic journalist”  this may partly explain songs like White Hot, Lunatic Fringe, and the album Neruda.
A down to earth Canadian prairie boy at heart from Lynn Lake Manitoba, who came of age and started playing music in the west end of Toronto, Tom now divides his time between the tour bus, the city, and his beloved studio/retreat “Layastone” on the shores of Georgian Bay.


His passion for life and interests in, global issues, music and Canada have not waned.
Upon finishing summer touring for 2016, and quicker than you can say “Dharma Bums” he and his reunited Red Rider with the legendary Kenny Greer and Jeff Jones, will be preparing to be back on the road in 2017 touring Mad Mad World 25 while down the road looking towards a book and then music for the next new release.

“The highway has been a good teacher I’ve learnt a lot from her, it stretches out before us like a canvas.”

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DIAMOND-SELLING INTERNATIONAL SMASH RECEIVES DELUXE REISSUE INCLUDING RECENTLY DISCOVERED 1992 LIVE CONCERT RECORDING IN ITS ENTIRETY AND DEMO VERSION OF GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED ANTHEM LIFE IS A HIGHWAY

This week marks 25 years from the 1991 release of Tom Cochrane’s album, Mad Mad World, which accelerated the Canadian singer-songwriter’s already upward trajectory into the stratosphere. To celebrate this milestone, Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, is reissuing Mad Mad World in remastered deluxe edition October 28, complete with the previously unreleased original demo recording of Love Is A Highway, from which grew the career-defining single Life Is A Highway, still in heavy rotation around the world a quarter-century later. The 2-CD set also includes a 1992 concert performance from Chicago which features key tracks from the album alongside Red Rider classics. The anniversary celebrations will further be supported by a special exhibition at the National Music Centre in Calgary, opening on October 28, and also a full Canadian tour, crossing Canada in the customary fashion – in winter – come early 2017.

 

Mad Mad World remains among the top-selling albums in Canadian music history, achieving rare Diamond-certified status (Cochrane is one of only three Canadian males to reach this plateau) on the strengths of such hit singles as the title track, No Regrets, Washed Away, Sinking Like A Sunset, and, of course, Life Is A Highway, which reigned at #1 for six weeks in Canada, reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and went on to become recognized the world over.

 

Tom Cochrane’s highway originates in Lynn Lake, Manitoba: the most northerly town accessible by road in the province. Selling a train set to buy his first guitar at age 11, Cochrane’s shrewd investment in his own musical talents would put him on the Canadian circuit of coffeehouses, pubs, roughneck bars – a time-tested road performance and songwriting apprenticeship that would lead to his first solo album, Hang On To Your Resistance, in 1974. A few years and many road miles later, Cochrane would become frontman for Red Rider, enjoying a great ten-year run during which they graduated to larger halls, arenas, and festivals stages and released a string of now-classic Canadian albums including Don’t Fight It (1980), As Far as Siam (1981, featuring the worldwide hit, Lunatic Fringe) and Neruda (1983).  Within and without Red Rider, Cochrane has released 17 albums, most recently 2015’s Take It Home. He says, “The early days never leave you though, they get etched on your soul like a tattoo.”

 

Tom Cochrane is recipient of eight Juno Awards plus multiple songwriter awards from SOCAN, CAPAC, and ASCAP. Cochrane is a GRAMMY nominee, a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame. He holds an honorary doctorate, has a place on Canada’s Walk of Fame, and has been honoured with both the Order of Manitoba and the Order of Canada. He is recipient of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and is a former Honorary Air Force Colonel in the 409 squadron. Cochrane has also been tireless in his philanthropic works for decades, working with World Vision, War Child, Waterkeeper Alliance, Amnesty International, Médecins Sans Frontières, Make Poverty History, World Animal Protection, The United Way, Tree Canada, Unison and Tempo,  to name a few. He has and continues to lend his support to several other causes, including helping spearhead the Canada for Asia initiative, entertaining our troops in Afghanistan, and raising money for Parkinson’s research. He was a performer at Live 8, and in both Tears Are Not Enough and Young Artists for Haiti.

 

For all the artistic satisfaction, commercial success, and accolades, Tom Cochrane remains a humble and proud Canadian. As he puts it, “The thing is I’ve been extremely blessed in my life and career, I’ve had the good fortune of having some good people around me over the years, I’ve put one foot ahead of the other to see where the road would take me and providence has been kind…so from time to time I’ve happened to or tried to do the right thing. The biggest reward though is when someone comes up and says this song or that song got me through some tough times or was part of the best times in my life, or when I fell in love that was our song.”

 

Tom Cochrane presently divides his time between the tour bus, the city, and his beloved studio/retreat ‘Layastone’ on the shores of Georgian Bay. He continues to inspire and to be inspired, with passion for life and interest in global issues and music. Music is always at the centre of the action: upon finishing touring for 2016, he and his reunited Red Rider bandmates Kenny Greer and Jeff Jones will return to the road in 2017, touring Mad Mad World 25. “We’re extremely excited to play MMW25 in its entirety live - along with some of the other songs people want to hear in the set as well of course,” he says. Tom Cochrane will also have an eye down the highway, on his documentary film project, a MMW25 coffee table book, and then music for his next release.

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MAD MAD WORLD DELUXE EDITION TRACKLISTING

CD1

  • Life is A Highway
  • Mad Mad World
  • No Regrets
  • Sinking Like A Sunset
  • Washed  Away
  • Everything Comes Around
  • The Secret Is To Know When To Stop
  • Brave and Crazy
  • Bigger Man
  • Friendly Advise
  • Get Back Up
  • Emotional Truth
  • All The King’s Men
  • Love Is A Highway (Original version of “Life Is A Highway”)

CD2 (Recorded 1992 live in concert from Westwood One, Chicago, IL)

  • No Regrets
  • Victory Day
  • Sinking Like A Sunset
  • White Hot
  • Big League
  • Friendly Advice
  • Lunatic Fringe
  • Get Back Up
  • Brave And Crazy
  • Life Is A Highway
  • Mad Mad World
  • Boy Inside The Man

 

 
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MAD MAD WORLD LYRICS

 

LIFE IS A HIGHWAY


LIFE’S LIKE A ROAD THAT YOU TRAVEL ON
WHEN THERE’S ONE BAD DAY HERE AND THE NEXT DAY GONE
SOMETIMES YOU BEND SOMETIME YOU STAND
SOMETIMES YOU TURN YOUR BACK TO THE WIND
THERE’S A WORLD OUTSIDE EVERY DARKENED DOOR
WHERE BLUES WON’T HAUNT YOU ANYMORE
WHERE THE BRAVE ARE FREE AND LOVERS SOAR
COME RIDE WITH ME TO THE DISTANT SHORE
WE WON’T HESITATE BREAK DOWN THE GARDEN GATE
THERE’S NOT MUCH TIME LEFT TODAY

LIFE IS A HIGHWAY
I WANT TO RIDE IT ALL NIGHT LONG
IF YOU’RE GOING MY WAY
I WANT TO DRIVE IT ALL NIGHT LONG

THROUGH ALL THESE CITIES AND ALL THESE TOWNS
IT’S IN MY BLOOD AND IT’S ALL AROUND
I LOVE YOU NOW LIKE I LOVED YOU THEN
THIS IS THE ROAD AND THESE ARE THE HANDS
FROM MOZAMBIQUE TO THOSE MEMPHIS NIGHTS
THE KHYBER PASS TO VANCOUVER’S LIGHTS
KNOCK ME DOWN GET BACK UP AGAIN
YOU’RE IN MY BLOOD I’M NOT A LONELY MAN

THERE’S NO LOAD I CAN’T HOLD
ROAD SO ROUGH THIS I KNOW
 I’LL BE THERE WHEN THE LIGHT COMES IN
TELL ‘EM WE’RE SURVIVORS

CHORUS X 2

THERE WAS A DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND I
A MISUNDERSTANDING ONCE BUT NOW
WE LOOK IT IN THE EYE

THERE’S NO LOAD I CAN’T HOLD
ROAD SO ROUGH THIS I KNOW
I’LL BE THERE WHEN THE LIGHT COMES IN
TELL ‘EM WE’RE SURVIVORS

CHORUS X 3

 

MAD MAD WORLD

I WAS STANDING WITH MY PAPER THERE
MINDING MY OWN NEWS
FOR EVERYTHING THAT SOMEONE SAID
SOMEONE ELSE HAD A DIFFERENT VIEW

I WATCHED THE WHOLE THING THERE
UNFOLD UPON MY T.V. SCREEN
“A NEW WORLD ORDER IS ON ITS WAY”
WELL PASS THE POPCORN PLEASE
YOU DON’T MEAN TO TELL ME
NO ONE HERE IS GOING TO GET HURT
WHEN THERE’S FOLKS AT HOME WHO
EAT DOG FOOD THEY CAN’T AFFORD A SHIRT
SURE FIND OUT REAL FAST WHO’S A SITTING DUCK
WHEN IT’S A…

MAD MAD WORLD … SHAKE YOUR HANDS
AND SAY GOOD LUCK … IT’S a
MAD MAD WORLD … I CAN NOT BELIEVE THIS STUFF… IT’S A
MAD MAD WORLD… GETTING MADDER EVERYDAY…
MAD MAD WORLD … GET INVOLVED AND THEY BLOW YOU AWAY
SURE FIND OUT REAL FAST WHEN YOU’RE A SITTING DUCK
THAT IT’S A MAD MAD WORLD

A LITTLE MAN SITS UP WAY HIGH
WAY UP ABOVE THE CROWD
CAN YOU MAKE THEM DANCE REAL FAST
CAN YOU MAKE THEM CHEER REAL LOUD

MONEY DOESN’T TALK IT SWEARS
IT SOUNDS LIKE A BIG MACHINE
A VOICE ON HIGH SAYS YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW
JUST KEEP YOUR OWN NOSE CLEAN

MORE SMOKE FILLS UP THE AIR
MORE TOXINS UP THE CREEK
THAT’S WHEN THE CASH IT CHANGES HANDS
SO WE TURN THE OTHER CHEEK
SURE FIND OUT REAL FAST JUST WHEN YOU’VE
HAD ENOUGH WHEN IT’S A…

CHORUS

HE WALKS INTO THE OFFICE AND
HE FINDS A BIG PINK SLIP
IT SAYS “YOU ARE NO LONGER NEEDED HERE
SO TAKE A GOOD LONG TRIP”
YOU CAN TAKE YOUR GOLD WATCH AND
STICK IT YOU KNOW WHERE
CAUSE HE’S FIRED UP AND HE’S JACKED UP AND
HE’S LOADED UP FOR BEAR

CHORUS

 

NO REGRETS

 
WALKING BY THE ROADSIDE
I SEE MY FATE WRITTEN UPON IT
I’M CHECKIN’ OUT THE BACK HERE
WHERE MY RACE IS NOT RUN
MIGHT HEAR A THOUSAND HARPS OF HEAVEN
RAIN DOWN UPON HER
I CAN’T STAND AND WATCH
WHILE YOU STAND ACCUSED

WE GOT NO REGRETS
MIGHT HAVE SEEN BETTER TIMES
BUT MAYBE WE AIN’T BEEN THERE YET
REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES
AND LEAST YOU FORGET
HAVE NO REGRETS

SOMETIMES YOU MIGHT FIND
LIKE YOU FEEL THAT YOU’RE DROWNING
RUN FOR COVER LIKE SOME BLOWN OUT FUSE
REMEMBER ONE THING THAT YOU FILED THAT NUMBER
YOU CAN CALL ME UP BABY YOU WON’T BE REFUSED

HAVE NO REGRETS
MIGHT HAVE SEEN BETTER TIMES
BUT MAYBE WE AIN’T THERE YET
REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES AND LEAST YOU FORGET
HAVE NO REGRETS

AFTER ALL THE SHIT YOU KNOW WE’VE BEEN THROUGH IT
THERE AIN’T A SHOVEL BIG ENOUGH IN THE WORLD
THAT CAN MOVE IT

WE GOT NO REGRETS
MIGHT HAVE SEEN BETTER TIMES
BUT MAYBE WE AIN’T THERE YET
REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE DON’T YOU FORGET
HAVE NO REGRETS

 

SINKING LIKE A SUNSET

 


SHE’S THINKING ABOUT THE PRINCE AND CINDERELLA
THE OUTLAWS THE HUSTLERS AND THE HEROES
THEY NEVER SEEM TO FALL
IT DOESN’T MATTER IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT
THE OUTCOME OF THE STORY IS
BECAUSE IN REAL LIFE U TRY TO TELL HER
IT’S NOT LIKE THAT AT ALL

OH WON’T YOU PLEASE JUST HOLD OUT NOW
CAUSE THERE ARE SOME THINGS I’D LIKE YOU TO FORGET
WHEN YOUR WORLD IS… SINKING LIKE A SUNSET

TALES OF DON JUAN THEY’RE VERY POETIC BABE
BUT OUT ON THE STREETS OUT THERE
THE TRUE VERSE OF LIFE IS WRITTEN
YOU KNOW IT’S REALLY A SHAME
WHEN YOU’VE GOT TO LET IT GO
OF ALL THE THINGS YOU LOVE
LIKE A FIGHTER HE MUST HANG UP HIS GLOVES

NO I AM NOT A ROCK
AND I CAN FEEL IT NOW
BUT FOR A MOMENT
I’D LIKE TO FORGET,
THAT MY HEART IS

SINKING LIKE A SUNSET
SINKING LIKE A SUNSET

EVERYBODY HAS A STORY
SOME ARE TRAGIC SOME FIND GLORY
BUT IT FEELS MORE REAL WHEN YOU’RE HERE
RIGHT NEXT TO ME

YOU CAN WALK TO FAR OUT ON THAT LEDGE
AND YOU MIGHT LOSE YOU MIND
YOU KNOW I NEED YOU KNOW
YOU’RE THE ANGEL THAT KEEPS ME IN LINE
THE OLD SERGENT HAS BROKEN DOWN
HE’S GROWN SENILE
HE SHOUTS “KILL THE BASTARDS!” IN THE NIGHT
CAUSE HE’S ALL OUT OF TIME

DON’T HOLD OUT LET’S MAKE LOVE RIGHT NOW
CAUSE THERE’S SOME THINGS I’D LIKE TO FORGET
WHEN OUR HEARTS ARE SINKIN’ LIKE A SUNSET
WON’T YOU HOLD ME NOW
AND MAKE THINGS ALRIGHT
‘CAUSE WHEN YOUR WITH ME HERE
THE SUN COMES OUT AT NIGHT
MAKING ME FORGET
WE’RE SINKING LIKE A SUNSET

SINKING LIKE A SUNSET
SINKING LIKE A SUNSET

WASHED AWAY


WE LIVE OUT HERE IN THE DESERT
WHERE TIME STANDS STILL
IN THE FACE OF OUR FOOLISH PRIDE
WE TRADE OUR LOVE FOR AMBITION
AND TELL EACH OTHER
WE’LL IT ALL BACK IN TIME
BUT TIME MOVES ON LIKE A RIVER
SOON LEAVES US ALL BEHIND
LIKE A SUMMER RAIN
IT ALL GETS WASHED AWAY
ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND WE GO
WHERE IT STOPS DON’T KNOW ONE KNOW
FIND A LOVE YOU BETTER HOLD ON FAST
YOU’LL BOTH GET WASHED AWAY
I WATCH THE WIND BLOW OUT THERE
MAYBE HEAR SOME DISTANT LAUGHTER
LOOK OUTSIDE THE HOTEL WINDOW
WHEN MY SOUL WANDERS OFF BABE
THIS IS THE TOWN I MET YOU IN
AND I WON’T SOON FORGET THAT
YOUR PROUD BEAUTY LINGERS ON
UNTIL THE STORM HAS LIFTED
GO FIND YOUR FORTUNE FAST
IT’S COLD OUTSIDE BUT YOU’LL MAKE IT
DON’T TRADE YOUR LOVE FOR AMBITION
YOU’LL GET WASHED AWAY
CHORUS X 2
AN OLD CLICHÉ THAT YOU USE TO TELL ME
SOME THINGS MIGHT CHANGE
ALL THINGS WON’T LAST
DO THE BEST YOU CAN IT’LL ALL WORK OUT
AT TH END OF THE STORM
LIVE TO LOVE ANOTHER DAY
ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND WE GO
WHERE IT STOPS DON’T KNOW ONE KNOW
FIND A LOVE YOU BETTER HOLD ON FAST
YOU’LL BOTH GET WASHED AWAY
ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND WE GO
WHERE IT STOPS DON’T NO ONE KNOW
FIND A LOVE YOU BETTER LET THEM KNOW
OR YOU’LL BOTH GET WASHED AWAY
THE TIME WE SPEND
AS WE PASS THIS WAY
WE MIGHT NOT EVER BE HERE AGAIN
HOLD ON TIGHT TO WHAT YOU FIND
THEN WE’RE GONE TOMORROW

 

EVERYTHING COMES AROUND


I’VE GOT A REASON
AND IT SOUND LIKE THIS
EVERYTHING HAS IT’S SEASON
LET’S BLESS IT WITH A KISS BABE
I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU
I’LL BE YOUR RAINY DAY MAN
EVERYTIME THE DEVIL LAUGHS OUT LOUD
WHEN WE MAKE OUR BIG PLANS
AND YOU MIGHT COME TO REALIZE
WHAT YOU HAVEN’T MISSED YET
WHEN EVERYONE’S SEARCHING
FOR FORTUNE AND FAME
IT’S BEEN RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU
ALL OF THE TIME
EVERYTHING COMES ROUND AND ROUND
WHAT GOES UP MUST SOON COME DOWN
JUST REMEMBER THIS MY FRIEND
THE NEXT TIME THAT IT LOOKS LIKE RAIN
I HEARD A RUMBLING
IT WAS A FRIGHTENING SOUND
WE THOUGHT THE WORLD WAS CRUMBLING
IT WAS JUST OUR WHEELS SPINNING AROUND
YOU MIGHT SEE MORE ACTION
BORN IN ANOTHER AGE
YOU’LL GET MORE SATISFACTION
IF YOU DON’T EXPECT IT THAT WAY
YOU MIGHT COME TO REALIZE
WHAT YOU HAVENT MISSED YET
WHEN EVERYONE’S SEARCHING
FOR FORTUNE AND FAME
WELL IT’S BEEN RIGHT IN YOUR FACE
ALL OF THE TIME
CHORUS X 2
I LOOK DOWN THE STREET
AND I SEE THE YOUNGE MATADORS
THE DEBUTANTES FROM RICHMOND
DECKED OUT IN THEIR FINE CLOTHES
IT’S BRED IN THE BONE
A TIRELESS SEARCH
THE JUNKYARD KEEPS WHISPERING
“WHO’LL GET THERE FIRST”
CHORUS

 
THE SECRET IS TO KNOW WHEN TO STOP


DO YOU REMEMBER THE NIGHT
THE LIGHTS WENT OUT
ALL ALONG THE PROMENADE?
IT STARTED TO RAIN
MY COAT YOUR DRESS GOT WET
WE LAUGHED TIL WE ALMOST CRIED
YOUR SPIRIT WAS SO CONTAGIOUS
OUR TIMING REALLY BAD
YOU WERE SO OUTRAGEOUS
HOW COULD WE HOLD BACK?
THE SECRET IS TO KNOW WHEN TO STOP
THE SECRET IS TO KNOW WHEN TO STOP
THE SECRET IS TO KNOW WHEN TO STOP
… REMEMBERING
DO YOU REMEMBER THE NIGHT
THAT WE RAN OUT
OUT ON ENGLISH BAY?
WE WENT OUT ON THE WATER
THE TOW ALMOST PULLED US AWAY
MAN RIGHT THEN THE SPARKS WOULD FLY
WE’D GET INTO SUCH A MESS
OUR TIMING REALLY STUNK BACK THEN
WE DIDN’T GIVE A DAMN
WHAT THEY THOUGHT I GUESS
CHORUS
MAYBE WHEN THE SKIES FLEW OPEN
RIGHT THEN THE LIES WOULD BE BROKEN
YOUR EYES THEY DID ALL THE TALKING
“KEEP YOUR HEART OPEN WIDE”
CAN YOU REMEMBER THE TRIP WE TOOK?
IN THE MALIBU TO THE WEST COAST
WE DROVE THROUGH A RAINBOW UP ON ROGERS PASS
THEY NEVER THOUGHT YOU’D GET THAT CLOSE
CHORUS X 2

 
BRAVE AND CRAZY


HE SAT DOWN WITH HIS GUITAR IN A DISTANT PLACE
WHEN A MAN WALKS UP AND TELLS HIM
“BUDDY THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU CANNOT SAY”
I’LL BE DAMNED IF YOU’LL TELL ME
WHAT I CAN AND CANNOT FEEL
I WON’T BE NO PUPPET HERE
OF NONE OF YOUR BACK ROOM DEALS
MODERN LOVE WAS INVENTED
BY THE MINSTRELS IN THE DARK AGES
WHERE THEY USED TO HUNT THEM DOWN
FROM TOWN TO TOWN
MAN WHAT DECK ARE WE DEALING FROM HERE
WHEN A GIRL WALKS UP AND SAYS
“YOU’VE GOT SOMETHING WE’VE GOT TO HEAR”
BRAVE AND CRAZY…BRAVE ON
BRAVE AND CRAZY…BRAVE ON
ALONG THE BROADWALK OF THIS
BURNED OUT TOURIST TOWN
THE GHOST OF ANOTHER DAY
STALK THE BARREN BEACHES
WHERE ALL COME TO HIDE FROM
THE RATTLING OF THE SOUNDS
OF THE SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET
HOPING NOTHING BRINGS THEM DOWN
SHE SAYS “I HAVE LIVED HERE
NEARLY ALL MY LIFE
I SCARE THEM TO DEATH
BECAUSE I SAY WHAT I LIKE”
BRAVE AND CRAZY…BRAVE ON
BRAVE AND CRAZY…BRAVE ON
THERE’S A WAR HERE BETWEEN
FREEDOM AND THE HYPOCRITES
WHO WILL TRY ON ALL DISGUISES
JUST TO SEE WHAT FITS
TRUTH IS THE ONE THING TO
LIVE LOVE AND DIE FOR
RAISE YOUR BARBARIC SCREAM HIGH ABOVE
THE ROOFTOPS OF THE WORLD
BRAVE ON …
HE PACKS HIS CAR AND PICKS
A COURSE UPON THE MAP
MAYBE EAST OD EDEN OR MAYBE FARTHER WEST THAN ALL OF THAT
WRITES DOWN EVERYTHING
HE’S SEEN EVERYTHING THAT HE FEELS
THEN RIPS IT UP IT DOESN’T SAY ENOUGH
THE THROWS IT IN A PASSING FIELD
CHORUS
 

BIGGER MAN


I WATCHED WHILE YOU MIGHT SAY
SO LONG HAPPY TRAILS
YOU CAN ONLY WAIT SO LONG
TILL WIND SHAKES YOUR SAILS
AND YOU SEE THEN SHE SAYS “BYE BYE”
THEN SHE TURNS AND DIGS HER HEELS BACK IN
I’M GONNA LET YOU BE THE BIGGER MAN TONIGHT
I’M GONNA LET YOU BE THE BIGGER MAN TONIGHT
I’M GONNA LET YOU BE THE BIGGER MAN TONIGHT
OH YOU GOT NOTHING TO PROVE TO ME
YOU SAY THE DECK IS OH SO STACKED
IS THAT ALL JUST IN YOUR MIND
IT CAN SOMETIMES BE TURNED BACK
MAYBE SOMETIMES IF YOU TRY
THE PLAY GOES ON AND ON
WHILE THE BIG CATS ALL LAY THEIR CLAIM
I’M GONNA LET YOU BE THE BIGGER MAN TONIGHT
I’M GONNA LET YOU BE THE BIGGER MAN TONIGHT
I’M GONNA LET YOU BE THE BIGGER MAN TONIGHT
OH YOU GOT NOTHING TO PROVE TO ME
IF IT ALL COMES DOWN TONIGHT
THERE’LL BE SHADES OF LIGHT
FROM A WIDER SOURCE
OH HIT ME UP THEY’D SAY
“WE’LL MAKE NERO HIDE
TILL ROME IT BURNS TO THE GROUND”
THEN WE’LL WAVE BYE BYE
THEY NEVER HAVE SEEN A DARKER HORSE THAN US
CHORUS
LET’S BLOW THIS STAND
WHILE THE NIGHT GETS OLD WE CAN DO THAT DANCE
BY THE PALEST LIGHT
WHILE THE FOOLS RUSH IN WE’RE GONE
CHORUS

FRIENDLY ADVICE


HE SAYS YOU WANT A BRAND NEW START
SHE SAYS THAT WE’VE GROWN APART
I KNOW A THING OR TWO I SPEAK FROM THE HEART
DON’T INSULT ME WITH WHAT YOUR FRIENDS SAY
AFTER ALL THAT WE’VE BEEN THROUGH
YOU’D OWE THAT TO ME LIKE I’D OWE THAT TO YOU
SO GO YOUR OWN WAY AND IN TIME YOU’LL SEE
EXACTLY WHO YOUR BEST FRIEND WAS
YOUR WISE FRIENDS MIGHT SAY
THIS IS HOW WE SURVIVE
BUT I KNOW IN MY OWN MIND
CAN’T YOU SEE IT’S A CLEVER DISGUISE
THIS FRIENDLY ADVICE
WE’D COME SUCH A LONG LONG WAY
I DON’T GIVE A DAMN BABY WHAT THEY SAY
YOUR MIND IS FULL OF WONDERS AND THAT’S O.K
DIDN’T MEAN TO LAY YOUR DREAMS SO LOW
AND NOW YOU’VE MADE YOUR CHOICE
I BELIEVE IN MY HEART I KNOW YOU LIKE NOBODY ELSE
I KNOW IN MY MIND IN TIME YOU’LL SEE
EXACTLY WHO YOUR REAL FRIEND WAS
AND YOUR JIVE FRIENDS MIGHT SAY
THIS IS HOW WE SURVIVE
BUT I KNOW IN MY OWN MIND
CAN’T YOU SEE IT’S A CLEVER DISGUISE
I SAW A FILM JUST THE OTHER DAY
ABOUT TWO PEOPLE WHO REMINDED ME OF US
IT’S FUNNY IN THIS AGE OF ILLUSION
IT’S HARD TO TELL WHAT’S FACT OR FICTION
FRIENDLY ADVICE
AND YOUR JIVE FRIENDS MIGHT SAY
THIS IS HOW WE SURVIVE
BUT I KNOW IN MY OWN MIND
CAN’T YOU SEE IT’S A CLEVER DISGUISE
AND I HOPE THAT YOU’LL SEE IN TIME
JUST WHO YOUR BEST FRIEND WAS BABY
FRIENDLY ADVICE
 
 

GET BACK UP

GOD I HATE YOUR NEEDLES AND
YOUR DIRTY LITTLE VIAL OF PILLS
I GUESS I LOVE THE SWEAT YOU PUT ME THROUGH
I KNOW I LOVE YOUR BODY
LIKE I USED TO LOVE YOUR MIND
BUT NOW YOUR SOUL’S A SLAVE
TO ALL THE THINGS YOU USE
I PUT YOU IN THE TUB BABE
WITH FIVE BIG POUNDS OF ICE
IF YOU DON’T GET BACK UP
I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’LL DO
I’VE WALKED YOU AROUND THE ROOM
HERE NEARLY 37 TIMES
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW
AND I AM GETTING THROUGH
GET UP, GET BACK UP
GET UP, GET BACK UP
I THOUGHT I HEARD YOU LAUGHING
I THOUGHT I HEARD YOU SCREAM
I THOUGHT I HEARD SOME WAILING
LIKE LOVERS IN HEAT
I THOUGHT MAYBE WE’D BEEN
SOMEWHERE THAT WE’VE NEVER SEEN
STILL YOU LIE SO STILL LIKE
A CHINA DOLL LOST IN A SUMMER DREAM
HERE I AM WAY DOWN HERE
WAY DOWN UPON MY KNEES
YOU’RE LOOKING AWFULLY BLUE
WE WERE HAVING SUCH A GOOD TIME
WE WERE HAVING SOME FUN NOW
WE’LL LOCK THE DOOR CHANGE THE SHEETS
BUT HOW DO I GET TO YOU
GET BACK UP, GET UP BABE
GET UP BABE, GET BACK UP
I FEEL LIKE THE WALLS
ARE CLOSING IN GET BACK UP
YOU LOOK LIKE A CHINA DOOL
SO PALE AND SO THIN
GET BACK UP AND MAKE ME LAUGH
THE WAY YOU USED TO DO

EMOTIONAL TRUTH

 

LET THE WOMAN HAVE HER PEACE
LET HER SET THE BEAT
AROUND THE WORLD FOR EMOTIONAL TRUTH
WAITED OUT HERE FOR SO LONG
WANNA LET LOVE LIBERATE YOU
DON’T YOU NEED EMOTIONAL TRUTH
I DON’T WANT TO FAKE IT NO MORE
COMIN’ IN FOR EMOTIONAL TRUTH
YOU DON’T HAVE TO TAKE IT NO MORE
COME ON HOME FOR EMOTIONAL TRUTH
WATCH THE SUN SET DOWN ON THE SEA
SET DOWN THE RISE UP AGAIN
SURE AS THAT HAPPENS WE NEED EMOTIONAL TRUTH
I’VE BEEN DRIVING OUT HERE FOR SO LONG
A THIN MAN IN THE RAIN
I’M COMIN’ HOME FOR YOUR EMOTIONAL TRUTH
I DON’T WANT TO FAKE IT NO MORE
COMIN’ IN FOR EMOTIONAL TRUTH
YOU DON’T HAVE TO TAKE IT NO MORE
LET ME IN FOR EMOTIONAL TRUTH
OH MY SOUL MY LOVE
THERE’S SO MANY THINGS I HAVEN’T TOLD YOU
OH MY SOUL MY LOVE
LET ME SHOW YOU
EMOTIONAL TRUTH
I’VE SEEN HER OUT THERE FOR SO LONG
LIKE A GHOST STANDING BY THE ROADSIDE
REACHING OUT FOR EMOTIONAL TRUTH
CHORUS
EMOTIONAL TRUTH
EMOTIONAL TRUTH
EMOTIONAL TRUTH

 
ALL THE KING’S MEN

 

SHUT YOUR EYES DARLING THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN SAY
THE MAN IN THE MOON WON’T FALL ON YOU
HE DOESN’T LIVE THERE ANYWAY
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A SOLIDER TO FIGHT IN YOUR PRIVATE WAR
LET THE BLOOD YOU MIGHT SEE RAIN DOWN ON ME
YOU DON’T HAVE TO FIGHT NO MORE
THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN SAY
THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN SEND
THERE’S NOTHING THAT CAN CHANGE THE FACTS
NOT ALL THE KING’S MEN
YOU’LL RIDE UPON THE STALLION
I’LL RIDE UPON YOUR MARE
WE’LL RIDE SO FAR RIDE SO HARD
FAR AWAY FROM HERE
WHEN WE LOOK BACK UPON THEM
IT ALL WILL BECOME SO CLEAR
THE GATES WILL OPEN UP FOR US
WE WON’T HAVE NO MORE FEARS
CHORUS
LOOK AWAY LOOK AWAY
YOU MIGHT BE TIRED AND TROUBLED BUT NOT TODAY
WHEN THEY COME DOWN UPON YOU
I WON’T LET THEM GET ANYTHING ON YOU
I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU MAY
“OH NO THEY WON’T SAID I!”
LOOK AWAY LOOK AWAY
YOU MIGHT BE TIRED AND TROUBLED BUT NOT TODAY
WHEN THEY COME DOWN UPON YOU
I WON’T LET THEM GET ANYTHING ON YOU
AND WE’LL DANCE AWAY ALL THOSE FEARS AND TROUBLES
LOOK AWAY
WE BOTH WERE MOTHERLESS CHILDREN
THEY SENT US SEPARATE WAYS
THE FAMILY YOU’D SEEN BEAT DOWN ON YOU
MINE IT WAS OKAY
I’VE COME TO TAKE YOU BACK MAY
SAVE YOU FROM THIS FATE
THEY WON’T HAVE ANYMORE CHANCES
TO TREAT YOU THIS WAY
THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN SAY
THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN SEND
THERE’S NOTHING THAT CAN CHANGE ALL THAT
NOT ALL THE KING’S MEN
LOOK AWAY LOOK AWAY
YOU MIGHT BE TIRED AND TROUBLED BUT NOT TODAY
WHEN THEY COME DOWN UPON YOU
I WON’T LET THEM GET ANYTHING ON YOU
AND WE’LL DREAM AWAY ALL THOSE FEARS AND TROUBLES
BABE
LOOK AWAY