The Boys Are Back

Released in 1989

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  1. Puttin' The Dark Back Into The Night

    The neon moon was lookin' over her shoulder
    She was sippin' wine and tellin' lots of tales
    When the bar flies are off the wall
    It's hard to stand up straight and tall
    When you're lookin' for someone to go your bail

    She's puttin' the dark back into the night
    She's got her heart on loose thinkin' love ain't right
    The future ain't lookin' none too bright
    So she's puttin' the dark back into the night

    She gave her hand to a man who was only a lover
    His cheatin' drove her jealously insane
    Now the light at the end of the tunnel for her
    Is just a memory of the way we were
    And the look in her eye says she don't have to explain

    She's puttin' the dark back into the night
    She's got her heart on loose thinkin' love ain't right
    The future ain't lookin' none too bright
    So she's puttin' the dark back into the night

    You'll never know just what you'll do
    When a broken heart comes from out of the blue
    She's out on the run, she's ready to blow
    She's out of her mind, she's losin' control

    She's puttin' the dark back into the night
    She's got her heart on loose thinkin' love ain't right
    The future ain't lookin' none too bright
    So she's puttin' the dark back into the night

    She's puttin' the dark back into the night
    She's got her heart on loose thinkin' love ain't right
    The future ain't lookin' none too bright
    So she's puttin' the dark back into the night

     

  2. Rosie Knows

    Am I the only one who's runnin' 'round in Rosie's mind tonight?
    Was there a fight?
    And could there be another behind that look in Rosie's eyes tonight
    She's tryin' to hide?

    Is my imagination runnin' wild?
    Is someone runnin' after my honey child?

    Rosie knows but she won't say
    What's goin' on inside her head that makes her look that way
    No, no, the girl ain't talkin' but by the way she's walkin'
    Rosie knows but she won't say

    She says I got no reason for ever disbelievin' she'd be true
    Boy, you got no clue
    I got to pull myself together before I pave a jealous rode to ride
    It's gonna break my stride

    My heart don't care what my mind says it heard
    When she gives me that look without a word

    Rosie knows but she won't say
    What's goin' on inside her head that makes her look that way
    No, no, the girl ain't talkin' but by the way she's walkin'
    Rosie knows but she won't say

    Rosie knows but she won't say
    What's goin' on inside her head that makes her look that way
    No, no, the girl ain't talkin' but by the way she's walkin'
    Rosie knows but she won't say

    But she won't say
    But she won't say

     

  3. I Did It For Love

    I had some words with her old man
    When I asked him for her hand
    'Cause eye to eye, you know, we never could see

    Now we're off and we're on our own
    As we head in to the danger zone
    To find a little pink house for her and me

    We did it for love, we did it for satisfaction
    It was the rage of the age and the hour of the main attraction
    We finally said, enough is enough
    We played it by ear, it came from the heart, we did it for love

    Now Mary Beth is doin' all she can
    She had her child without her man
    She never cared to hear what the town folk would say

    They tried to talk her out of keepin' that boy
    But in this world she's found no greater joy
    Now she's a proud mama watchin' the little man play

    She did it for love, she did it for satisfaction
    It was the rage of the age and the hour of the main attraction
    She finally said, enough is enough
    She played it by ear, it came from the heart, she did it for love

    My brother fought in the Vietnam War
    He left his job and his family chores
    I never understood when he said he couldn't let it be

    Now it's been twenty years or so
    He still talks about how regular Joes were somethin' man
    Defendin' the land of the free

    They did it for love, they did it for satisfaction
    It was the rage of the age and the hour of the main attraction
    They finally said, enough is enough
    They played it by ear, it came from the heart, they did it for love

    We did it for love, we did it for satisfaction
    It was the rage of the age and the hour of the main attraction
    We finally said, enough is enough
    We played it by ear, it came from the heart, we did it for love

     

  4. The Race Is On

    I feel tears wellin' up cold deep inside
    Like my heart's sprung a big break
    And a stab of loneliness sharp and painful
    That I may never shake

    Now you might say that I was taking it hard
    Since you wrote me off with a call
    But don't you wager that I'll hide in sorrow
    When I may lay right down and bawl

    Now the race is on
    And here comes pride in the backstretch
    Heartaches goin' to the inside
    My tears are holdin' back they're tryin' not to fall

    My hearts out of the runnin'
    True love's scratched for another's sake
    The race is on and it looks like heartaches
    And the winner looses all

    One day I ventured in love
    Never once suspectin' what the final result would be
    And how I lived in fear of waking up each morning
    Finding that you're gone from me

    There's ache and pain in my heart
    For today was the one that I hated to face
    Somebody new came up to win her
    And I came out in second place

    Now the race is on
    And here comes pride in the backstretch
    Heartaches goin' to the inside
    My tears are holdin' back they're tryin' not to fall

    My hearts out of the runnin'
    True love's scratched for another's sake
    The race is on and it looks like heartaches
    And the winner loses all

    Now the race is on
    And here comes pride in the backstretch
    Heartaches goin' to the inside
    My tears are holdin' back they're tryin' not to fall

    My hearts out of the runnin'
    True love's scratched for another's sake
    The race is on and it looks like heartaches
    And the winner loses all

    The winner loses all

  5. Hey, Hey

    Girl you make me dizzy
    The wiggle in your walk
    I cant understand the funny
    Way you talk

    All I know is that I love you
    Pretty little miss
    Im not even sure you
    Really care that I exist

    I dont think Im getting through to you
    Why am I acting like a kid in school hey hey
    Trying to be noticed feeling like a fool
    Sorry that I met you
    Im in love with you hey hey

    Well if I had a nickel
    For each and every time
    You stopped to think about me
    Id only have a dime

    Still you got me hopin
    That some day youll wake up
    And see that you were meant
    To be my little buttercup

    I dont think Im getting through to you
    Why am I acting like a kid in school hey hey
    Trying to be noticed feeling like a fool
    Sorry that I met you
    Im in love with you hey hey

    Why dont you come to daddy
    Why dont you be a good girl
    You know I love you madly
    I want you mine till the end of time

    I dont think Im getting through to you
    Why am I acting like a kid in school hey hey
    Trying to be noticed feeling like a fool
    Sorry that I met you Im in love with.
    So sorry that I met you
    Im in love with you hey hey

     

  6. Good While It Lasted

    Love doesn't die, it just stops talkin'
    There's no good-bye, you just start walkin'
    Out into the chill of the night
    Wonderin' if your timin' was right
    But you still can't deny

    It was good while it lasted
    We had it all for a minute or two
    And there's no other place
    Where the best that two dreamers can do
    Turns out too good to be true

    We really did it this time, there's no returning
    We lit up the sky and went down burnin'
    If we're burned a little too bright
    You showed me what beautiful light
    You still can't deny

    It was good while it lasted
    We had it all for a minute or two
    And there's no other place
    Where the best of two dreamers can do
    Turns out too good to be true

    There's a star
    (Up above the world so bright)
    Fallin' fast
    (Will we ever get it right)
    Make a wish
    (Wish I may, I wish I might)
    Have you back again for one more night

    It was good while it lasted
    We had it all for a minute or two
    And there's no other place
    Where the best of two dreamers can do
    Turns out too good to be true
    Too good to be true

     

  7. Locomotive

    A wreckless heart was beatin' in that restless girl of
    Mine and I was thinkin' that she'd be all right,
    That train has been around and now it finally crossed her
    Mind and the midnight run was rollin' right on time
    It was rollin', rollin' right on time.

    chorus
    It was a lo-loco motive,
    Even if it were a bull she would have rode it
    To get out of here she didn't care.
    It was a lo-loco motive,
    It would have been a car, could have been a plane,
    Just so happened to be the midnight train

    Those mighty wheels will rumble as they pass the hobo
    Jungle and I bet he's wishin' now that he had stayed,
    I never should have let her, guess i should have known her
    Better and I would if it wasn't for that train.
    If it wasn't, wasn't for that train.

    chorus
    It was a lo-loco motive,
    Even if it were a bull she would have rode it.
    To get out of here she didn't care.
    It was a lo-loco motive,
    It would have been a car, could have been a plane,
    Just so happened to be the midnight train.

    bridge
    She never really left me, she just left that one horse town
    She hit the track and she won't be back to stand on common ground

    chorus
    It was a lo-loco motive
    Even if it were a bull she would have rode it.
    It was a lo-loco motive,
    It would have been a car, could have been a plane,
    Just so happened to be the midnight train. 

  8. The Heartland

    Gettin closer girl, you know we can make it
    It's a lonely world, you know we can break it
    You're stuck, outta luck, baby do you need a buck? It ain't right
    Gotta doubt? Let it out, even in the final bout we can fight. Lean on me tonight

    Chorus:
    We can take it to the heartland, where it's down to me and you
    We can, we can take it to the heartland. We can take it to, we can take it to-ooh-ooh, to the heartland

    Every move we make is one step closer
    Look at whats at stake, baby here's my shoulder
    You're through, turnin blue, thinkin bout me and you, we can't lose
    Gotta play, never say "Gonna wait another day", you can't chose this feelin we're overdue

    Chorus:

    Chorus:

    to the heartland 
    to the heartland
    to the heartland
    we can take it to the heartland
    whoa to the heartland
    to the heartland

  9. I'm Gonna Miss You After All

    I thought I would never leave you
    let you go where your life leads you
    but I'm gonna miss you after all
    I thought I wrote you off completely
    and cleaned up my heart so neatly
    but I'm gonna miss you after all
    after all these angry words
    and after all our tears
    it's a wonder any love survived at all
    but after all these lonely nights I'm wishin you were here
    I guess you never know you fell until you fall
    I'm gonna miss you after all
    so I'm paintin the town without you
    but everynight it just turns out blue
    and I'm gonna miss you after all
    theres lots of girls
    but no one like you
    no one I can give my heart to
    and I'm gonna miss you after all
    after all these angry words
    and after all our tears
    it's a wonder any love survived at all
    but after all these lonely nights
    I'm wishin you were here
    I guess you never know you fell until you fall
    I'm gonna miss you after all

    I'm gonna miss you
    I'm gonna miss you
    looks like I'm gonna miss you after all
    I'm gonna miss you
    I'm gonna miss you
    looks like I'm gonna miss you after all
    I'm gonna miss you
    I'm gonna miss you (fades)

  10. Gettin' Tough (Good Ol' Boy)

    I got a job, but it ain’t nearly enough
    A twenty thousand dollar pickup truck
    Belongs to me and the bank
    And some funny talkin’ man from Iran

    I left the service, got a G. I. loan
    I got married, bought myself a home
    Now I hang around this one horse town
    And do the best I can

    It’s gettin’ tough, just my luck
    I was born in the land of plenty, now there ain’t enough
    Gettin’ cold, I’ve been told
    Well nowadays it just don’t pay to be a good ol’ boy

    Been goin’ nowhere down a one-way track
    I’d kill to leave it, but ain’t no turnin’ back
    Got a wife for the kids
    And what will everyone say

    My brother’s standin’ on a welfare line
    And any minute now I might get mine
    And meanwhile it’s the I. R. S. and the devil to pay

    Well, gettin’ tough, just my luck
    I was born in the land of plenty, now there ain’t enough
    Gettin’ cold, I’ve been told
    Well nowadays it just don’t pay to be a good ol’ boy

    Well, I go out here every Friday night
    Spend a little money, lookin’ for a fight
    And it don’t matter if I lose or win
    ‘Cause Monday I’m back on the losin’ end again

    Gettin’ tough, it’s just my luck
    I was born in the land of plenty, now there ain’t enough
    Gettin’ cold, I’ve been told
    Well nowadays it just don’t pay to be a good ol’ boy

    Gettin’ tough, it’s just my luck
    I was born in the land of plenty, now there ain’t enough
    Gettin’ cold, I’ve been told
    Well nowadays it just don’t pay to be a good ol’ boy

  11. Passin' Train

    Passin' Train
    I hear you in the distance, and I see you in my mind
    I wonder where you're go to, when you leave me behind.
    I Wonder who waits for you, dreaming just like I,
    And talkin to that passin train in the night.

    Tell me just how far that I should go,
    tell me leavin ain't meanin, I'll always be gone.
    Can you promise me tomorrow, when today's no longer mine,
    And talkin to that passin train in the night.

    The world lies out before you, yet you keep comin back,
    tellin no secrets, never losin track.
    This place you're goin, do you have to go alone?
    tell me passin train I gotta know.

    Tell me just how far that I should go,
    tell me leavin ain't meanin I'll always be gone.
    Can you promise me tomorrow , when today's no longer mine
    And talkin to that passin train in the night.

    I see the wheels turnin
    and I feel a fire inside me burning, am I learning?
    Guess I'll never find tomorrow ,till today's no longer mine,
    and just like that passin train in the night.

    whoa ooohhhh, just like that passin train in the night.