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  1. Danger
  2. Bobby Don't Stop
  3. Sometimes Love Forgets
  4. Still Trying To Care
  5. Hit And Run Lover
  6. Trust Me
  7. Part Of Your Life
  8. Can't Find My Heart
  9. Sdrawkcab Klat (Talk Backwards).
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Side One

Danger Words and music by Steve Goodman & Mike Smith, Additionally, lyric by Sean Kelly She was fourteen years old He was five years older Old enough to know about danger Underneath the moon Danger; will they find it? Orphans of the open road Chips on their shoulders Just a little colder than danger Underneath the moon Danger; and he asked her Baby are you lookin' for love? Are you lookin' for danger? Sittin' on a keg of dynamite Everynight She knew that they couldn't last Out beyond the edge of; fingers on The ledge above danger Underneath the moon Danger; will they find it? At night they ride the open road Phantoms of disaster: just a little faster Than danger underneath the moon Danger ... and he asked her Baby are you livin' for love? Are you dyin' for danger? Sittin' on a keg of dynamite everynight ©1980 Big Ears Music, Inc./Red Pajamas Music, Inc. ASCAP and Pierce Arrow Music Publishers BMI Vocals & Acoustic Guitar: Steve Goodman Guitar Solo: Brian Ray Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Pedal Steel; Jeff Baxter Electric Guitar: Amos Garret Acoustic Piano: Bill Elliott Bass: Rick Chudacoff Drums: Peter Bunetta Percussion: Arno Lucas Background Vocals: Matthew Weiner, Arno Lucas


Bobby Don't Stop Words and music by Steve Goodman & Bill La Bounty Here it is Friday Drowning my troubles Knocking down the doubles 'cause it's happy hour Over in the corner, an old piano Bobby knows how great those old songs are He will play your request for a drink or a dollar Bop and boogie woogie and they all sound nice But it doesn't matter how you holler Bobby never plays the same thing twice Bobby Don't Stop Cause we're just getting started on Something so hot and it feels so right You give all that you've got For the broken hearted lovers and losers Who are crying tonight Saturday night and Bobby's still cookin'. He plays that piano like there's no tomorrow The crowd is shoutin'; everyone of them cookin' For some song they need to ease their sorrow All of a sudden it's Sunday morning Last call but you can't say when now Bobby play us one more song That will tide us over 'till The next weekend ©1980 Big Ears Music, Inc /Red Pajamas Music, In,. ASCAP and Captain Crysta1 Music BMI Vocals: Steve Goodman Acoustic & Electric Guitars: Brian Ray Acoustic Piano & Fender Rhodes: Bill Elliott Bass: Rick Chudacoff Drums & Handclaps: Peter Bunetta Percussion: Alan Estes Background Vocals: Matthew Weiner, Bill La Bounty, Arno Lucas
Sometimes Love Forgets Words and music by Bill La Bounty and Michael Garvin I see the question in your eyes Wanna think about it twice For you find your feelings Reaching out to me Two different worlds Too far apart Too many stops Right from the start That say our love could never be Sometimes love forgets Where love belongs And sometimes love forgets What's right or wrong Even when you know You got to let it go Don't let go yet Sometimes love forgets We found each other in the dark We felt our way to where we are Didn't plan on this It happened much too fast And though the odds may be unkind I'll take my chances--I don't mind Stranger things have come to pass Sometimes love forgets Where love belongs Sometimes love forgets What's right or wrong Even when you know You've got to let it go Don't let go yet Sometimes love forgets So let me hold you Do you want me to hold you I could hold you forever and ever Oh, sometimes love forgets Where love belongs Sometimes love forgets What's right or wrong Even when you know You've got to let it go Don't let go yet Sometimes love forgets... ©198O Captain Crystal Music and Blackwood Music Inc. BMI Vocal & Acoustic Guitar: Steve Goodman Vocal: Phoebe Snow Electric Guitar: Brian Ray Fender Rhodes: Bill Elliott Bass: Rick Chudacoff Drums: Peter Bunetta Percussion: Alan Estes Background Vocals: Matthew Weiner, Bill La Bounty, Arno L
Still Trying To Care Words and Music by Steve Goodman Peter Bunetta and Rick Chudacoff Nobody said it was easy to be true to your lover You never th ink that she's leaving until it happens to you And it hurts you so deeply, when she's gone for another And you can't fight those tears back For all the good that they do Still tryin' to care baby Tryin' to be the one you run to If you need someone to come to I will always be there Still tryin' to care When you're failin' in love with somebody You don't really plan it Let your feelings take over And then you go for the ride But when you give it everything that you've got And she takes it for granted It's so hard to keep hoping When you're broken inside Still tryin' to care baby Everynight I ask the stars above you Won't they help me find a way to love you Anytime, anywhere Still tryin' to care So tell me why should I worry When I know that it's over And this pain that I'm feelin' Is only my pride Well if I never met her Then maybe I could forget her But I'd rather be lonely tonight Than to think that she lied Still tryin' to care, baby Trying to be the one you run to Well if you need someone to come to I will always be there Still tryin' to care ©1980 Big Ears Music, Inc./Red Pajamas Music, Inc. ASCAP Vocal, Six String Acoustic: Steve Goodman Electric & 12 String Acoustic: Brian Ray Acoustic Piano & Fender Rhodes: Bill Elliott Bass; Rick Chudacoff Drums: Peter Bunetta Percussion: Alan Estes Background Vocals: Matthew Weiner, Bill La Bounty, Arno Lucas
Side Two
Hit And Run Lover
Words and Music by Steve Goodman & Mike Smith Tonight on the street When the moon is shining In the midnight heat She will wait for one who thinks he's smart And steal his unsuspecting heart She comes on so strong that he thinks he knows her Suddenly she's gone And a memory is all there is of the burnin' love He thought was his with The hit and run lover She's got him runnin' for cover If you don't want to play, then stay Out of the way of the eyes of The hit and run lover How can she smile When she knows he's fallin' She'll be his for a while But you never know when she will turn And one more lonely fool will learn about The hit and run lover Very soon he'll discover That he can never be free From the dreams that he sees In the eyes of the hit and run lover Back out on the street When the moon is shining In the midnight heat He will wait again to hear her call The lonely fool who soon will fall For the hit and run lover She's got him runnin' for cover Is it heaven or hell to be under the spell Of the eyes of the hit and run lover ©1980 Big Ears Music, Inc./Red Pajamas Music, c. ASCAP and Pierce Arrow Music Publishers Bmi Vocal: Steve Goodman Electric Guitars: Brian Ray Fender Rhodes: Bill Elliott Bass: Rick Chudacoff Drums: Peter Bunetta Percussion: Alan Estes Saxophone: Jim Rothermal Background Vocals: Matthew Weiner, Bill La Bounty, Arno Lucas, Steve Goodman
Trust Me Words and Music by Steve Goodman I can turn back the hands of time And tell your fortune to the nearest dime I can make you believe everything that I want you to So let me give you some free advice There are people out here who won't Treat you so nice, they're just biding Their time 'til they can get a clean shot At you ... what can you do? You've got to trust me baby It will be alright Love and trust me baby Everyday and night If you can't trust me How can I trust you Fast, fast talkers try to steal your heart With facts and figures but they're not so smart They run circles around you but Runnin' is all they can do. But I know what it means to stay alive I know how to fall and still survive And if you need somebody to teach All these secrets to you Here's what to do ©198O Big Ears Music. Inc /Red Pajamas Music, Inc. ASCAP Vocal & Six Strings Acoustic: Steve Goodman Electric & Slide Guitar, Acoustic Guitar: Brian Ray Acoustic Piano & Organ: Bill Elliott Bass: Rick Chudacoff Drums: Peter Bunetta Background Vocals: Matthew Weiner, Bill La Bounty, Arno Lucas
Part Of Your Life Music by Steve Goodman & Harry Waller Lyrics by Steve Goodman I know you Sometimes ' know what you're thinking Before you do You want me to just step out of the way And make it easy for you What made you think I would? You were just putting up a front You could have had anyone you want You were just here for the moment It was the only moment I saw you Now you've gone to some other Part of your life, somewhere where you Were already going when you first met me I was just someone to hold on to Until you got to where you wanted to be And it was time to let go of me Pardon me, I get lost in all this sincerity It's not your fault if it goes deeper Than you would ever want it to be I give up, what's the point of talking to you? You think the world is waiting too Well, if the world is waiting, it's waiting Right back where I first met you ©1980 Big Ears Music, In,. and Red Pajamas Music, Inc. ASCAP Vocals & Acoustic Guitar: Steve Goodman Acoustic & Electric Guitar: Jeff Baxter Acoustic Piano& Organ: Bill Elliott Bass: Rick Chudacoff Drums: Peter Bunetta Percussion: Arno Lucas
Can't Find My Heart Words and music by Steve Goodman The stage is set and the lights go down The passion play can now begin Enter the hero and the heroine He's supposed to be good at this He's supposed to know how To say what he's feelin' inside him now Where did it go... I've looked everywhere Can't find my heart when I need it I need it tonight The players stroll around the stage How they try to make it seem That everything will work the way It did in the dream The players speak from memory The automatic repartee... but the words Just step all over what they meant to say The moments gone and the lights come up The players return to take their bows And exit once again into the here And now- Tomorrow night the lights go down on One more mystery And one more chance to get it the Way it's supposed to feel © 1980 Big Ears Music, Inc./Red Pajamas Music, Inc. ASCAP Vocal & Acoustic Guitar: Steve Goodman Electric Guitar: Jeff Baxter Acoustic Piano& Fender Rhodes: Bill Elliott Bass: Rick Chudacoff Drums: Peter Bunetta Harmonica: Jim Rothermal Percussion: Arno Lucas Background Vocals: Matthew Weiner, Arno Lucas
Sdrawkcab Klat (Talk Backwards). Words and Music by Steve Goodman & Mike Smith Hey everybody wherever you are They've got a new way of talking and it's Gonna go far; you take the letters in the Words, turn 'em around; say the last one First and check out the sound, Talk Backwards I know what you're thinking; that it sure sound strange You talked forward so long that it's hard to change But it's just like metric once you get the drift You twist your tongue and give your palate A lift. You take your favorite phrase, read It in the mirror, practice that about a half A year, and then sdrawkcab gnikiat mi em ta kool You're a regular talking bassackwards fool Talk backwards Talking backwards is the new sensation, Talking backwards is sweeping the nation You amaze your friends when you start to rap Don't say pass the butter, say rettub eht ssap. Rettub eht ssap? Rettub eht ssap And if you're out with a girl and she's a Little bit shy don't say I love you; say Uoy evol I. uoy evol I and I always will, Now See if that doesn't take off the chill Talk Backwards Just the otherday I was walking down the street And there was this little girl I thought I'd Like to meet. I said excuse me miss but Sserd taht teg uoy erehw. thgin ta tuo emoc Yeht srats eki I era hteet ruoy And I said am I getting through to you yet She said you're a gent in the first degree And I love it when you talk backwards to me Talk backwards You never can tell, but one of the nights Those who talk backwards will demand Their rights. They'll rise up angry And get a solution in the form of an amendment To the constitution, that guarantees 'em freedom Of reverse elocution; and then every T.V. show That airs will have to be captioned For the forward impaired Talk backwards ©1980 Big Ears Music Inc./Red Pajamas Music, Inc. ASCAP and Pierce Arrow Music Publishers BMI Vocal & Acoustic Guitar: Steve Goodman Tape Box with Brushes: Peter Bunetta Horns: Jim Rothermal Finger Snaps: Pete Bunetta, Rick Chudacoff, Arno Lucas Red Pajamas Music, In,. and P e,ce Arr.w Music Publishers administered by B g Ears Music, l@@.


Produced by Peter Bunetta and Rick Chudacoff for Red Pajamas Productions Strings Arranged & Conducted by Bill Elliott Concertmaster: Sid Sharp Contractor; Trevor Veitch Vocal Arrangement on DANGER: Gary Brandt Key Grip: Michael Haynoski Recorded and mixed at Alpha Studios, West Hollywood, California. Engineer: Gary Brandt Additional Recording Ocean Way Studio, Hollywood, California Assistant Engineer: Mack Ettel Secret Sound, New York City Engineer: Jack Malken Mastered at A&M Studios by Bernie Grundman This Album Is Dedicated to Debbie Simon Special Thanks to Maple Bryne, Steve Redfearn, Liz Ouderkirk, Chuck Morris, Phoebe Snow and Al Bunetta


Lyrics, transcribed by:
Steven H Silver: shsilver@ameritech.net