final_4.-Caught-in-the-game
  1. Caught in the Game
  2. Jackie Don’t Go
  3. I Never Stopped Loving You
  4. It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way
  5. Ready For The Real Thing
  6. Half-Life
  7. What Do You Really Think?
  8. Slander
  9. Santa Ana Winds

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Caught in the Game

You swore you’d never again, let yourself be tempted,
Too many times in the past when you’ve opened up your heart —
You’ve had it broken in pieces, by too many lies,
Still it’s hard to acknowledge the past —
When she flashes those eyes,
Over and over the song skips,
Just as the final refrain fades away —
Like fools we are caught in the game

Caught in the game,
Caught in the game again —
Caught in the game,
Caught in the game

I swore I’d never again catch myself believin’
Too many times I’ve been hurt — and it makes you hard inside
But when I saw you in the city tonight —
Was it just imagination —
Or did your eyes burn a little too bright,
For purely conversation —
Over and over the lights flash down at the corner arcade
Swept away —
Like fools we are caught in the game

Caught in the game,
Caught in the game again —
Caught in the game,
Caught in the game

Over and over the song skips
Just as the final refrain fades away.
Like fools we are caught in the game

Caught in the game,
Caught in the game again —
Caught in the game,
Caught in the game

Jackie Don’t Go

Jackie was the focus of my fantasies
There was passion in the schoolyard
Upon the autumn leaves
Cuttin’ class was gettin’ easy,
Throwin’ good sense down the drain,
And while your touch would always please me,
It was love that eased the pain —
Believin’ that good times forever last,
Now love is a thing of the past

Jackie no, Jackie don’t go,
You’re a hard act to follow —
Jackie go slow, Jackie please,
I’m down on my knees, let’s do it again

I was head over heels, I was hard in love,
I put Jackie on a pedestal so high above,
Rock ‘n’ Roll became our savior —
That alone was all it took —
And when it came to fool behavior,
Me and Jackie, we wrote the book
Believin’ that good friends forever last,
Now love is a thing of the past

Jackie no, Jackie don’t go,
You’re a hard act to follow —
Jackie go slow, Jackie please,
I’m down on my knees, let’s do it again

Jackie stay — I’m living each day
In the streets of the city callin’ your name
Jackie please, this is insane,
Let’s do it again

In the beginning all the time we spent together,
Never further than a heartbeat away,
Did you try and tell me, Jackie, you were le

I Never Stopped Loving You

From a distance I can see, the picture looks so clear to me —
It’s a vantage point so few can hope to find,
And patience held the key, our love our only guarantee,
Our destiny to make it through the night
Through the tears and through the pain,
This house was built to stand the strain,
Through harder times I surely can’t recall,
And crazy as it seems, through all we had were crazy dreams,
Those hungry years I’ll miss the most of all —

Now at last, we fall together,
We’ve been through it all together —
Ooh, I never stopped lovin’ you
When the money was short
And dreams were shattered
Faith in love was all
That pulled us through
I never stopped lovin’ you

I’ve stumbled on the way, so many nights love went astray —
At different times we each played separate fools,
But love became our pride, when once we’d seen the other side —
Every highway led me back to you
Through the wind and through the rain,
This house was built to stand the strain
Though harder times I surely can’t recall

Now at last, we fall together,
We’ve been through it all together —
Ooh, I never stopped lovin’ you
When the money was short
And dreams were shattered
Faith in love was all
That pulled us through
I never stopped lovin’ you

From a distance I can see, The picture looks so clear to me,
A vantage point that only love can find

It Doesn’t’ Have to Be This Way

Sometimes alone at night I lie and wonder —
Was breaking up the only thing to do
We live our separate lives like perfect strangers,
But in the end, we’re really perfect fools —
Maybe in time we’ll shake the memories,
Maybe in time forget the pain —
But baby tonight, this heart remembers

It doesn’t have to be this way —
We don’t need to live the lie anymore
I want you back, I’m holding on —
It doesn’t have to be this way
Here we stand — love’s an open door,
It doesn’t have to be this way

With breakin’ up there comes this empty feelin’
The child within you, lost without a prayer
So you run a little wild searching for some meaning
Deep into the streets of your despair
What does it take to shake your memory —
What in the world could ease the pain
How can I make your heart surrender

It doesn’t have to be this way —
We don’t need to live the lie anymore
I want you back, I’m holding on —
It doesn’t have to be this way
Here we stand — love’s an open door,
It doesn’t have to be this way

It doesn’t have to be this way —
We don’t need to live the lie anymore
I want you back, I’m holding on —
It doesn’t have to be this way
Here we stand — love’s an open door,
It doesn’t have to be this way

Ready For The Real Thing”

Dead on my feet — got a deadline to meet,
But it can wait — can’t concentrate —
This one-track mind won’t leave you behind
Why punish me with memories
If only now I could turn back the pages —
I played some games that I’ve lived to regret,
I only wish I had gone through those stages —
Years before we met —
But I know

This time —
I’m ready for the real thing,
Last Time —
I couldn’t be true,
This time —
I’m ready for the real thing too

Turn on the light, I’ve been tossing all night,
I try to read but it’s love that I need —
In my mind — the sound of goodbye,
Keeps hauntin’ me like a distant dream —
If only now I could turn back the pages —
I played some games that I’ve lived to regret,
I only wish I had gone through those changes
Years before we met —
And baby

This time —
I’m ready for the real thing,
Last Time —
I couldn’t be true,
This time —
I’m ready for the real thing too

This time —
I’m ready for the real thing,
Last time —
I couldn’t be true,
This time —
Get ready for the real thing,
Cause this time baby —
I’m ready for you

Half-life

This thing we call an existence, I stand here
Trying to make some sense of it all,
Each pathway offers resistance, I force a smile
But it’s just not from the heart,
I’m wrong for the part —
And I work like a dog to get even, take my chances
And go on believin’, though deep in my heart I dream
Of brakin’ away

Are we all livin’ a half-life,
No point of dimension,
Trying to find our way,
Do we search in the dark,
You and I, livin’ a half-life,
beyond our pretension,
We’re much the same
We search for the spark

Behind the smoke screen around me,
There beats a heart that is simple dreams that are mine —
We’re only here for a moment, we try and capture the magic
Somehow in time, we make it all rhyme
And we work like a dog to get even, take our chances
And go on believin’, though deep in our hearts we dream
Of breakin’ the chains

Are we all livin’ a half-life,
No point of dimension,
Trying to find our way,
Do we search in the dark,
You and I, livin’ a half-life,
beyond our pretension,
We’re much the same
We search for the spark

And I work like a dog to get even,
Take my chances and go on believin’
Though deep in my heart I dream of breakin’ away,

Are we all livin’ a half-life,
No point of dimension,
Trying to find our way,
Do we search in the dark,
You and I, livin’ a half-life,
beyond our pretension,
We’re much the same
We search for the spark

What Do You Really Think?

Do you love me? Tell me if it’s true,
Does that look of love reflect the real you?
Why does passion disappear when we’re apart,
Are you secretly breaking my heart?

What do you really think,
What do you really think of me —
What do you really think,
What do you really think about me,
About me, I gotta know

We were dreamers, rebels in our youth,
Did our fantasies obscure the bitter truth,
Why do you turn your head when those boys walk by —
Try looking me straight in the eye

What do you really think,
What do you really think of me —
What do you really think,
What do you really think about me,
About me, I gotta know

Ooh, can I reach you, is it worth the climb,
Let me teach you, what’s the bottom line,
Shall we try again some other place and time, in time,
Must every passing day be so tough girl,
Are you secretly breaking us up girl,
I wanna know, and gotta know for sure, I wanna know
Do you love me? Tell me if it’s true,
Does that look of love reflect your point of view?
Why does passion disappear when we’re apart,
Are you secretly breaking my heart?

What do you really think,
What do you really think of me —
What do you really think,
What do you really think about me,
About me, I gotta know

Slander

The word is out — heads are talkin’
And just like a fire ragin’ wild in the night,
The rumors hot, the room is rockin’,
It’s out of control, too vicious to fight
Two lovers split — a heart is shattered
And out of revenge it steals through the night,
Making sure the lies are scattered
To every border of this town tonight

The word’s on the street, you call it truth,
I call it slander,
Times are tough, talk is cheap —
Soon they’ll talk about you —
Slander

The jury splits — undecided,
They’re searching for clues,
My live in their hands
The hour has come, they stand divided,
The future shall judge the good and the bad

And now, there’s talk on the street —
I call it slander,
I will fight this somehow
Revenge will be sweet
Slander — like a knife in my heart —
Slander
Slander — gonna keep us apart —
Slander
Slander – there’s talk on the street
Slander — revenge will be sweet
Slander — I’m ready to fight
Slander — I will find it tonight
Slander — like a knife in my heart —
Slander
Slander — gonna keep us apart
Slander
Slander — there’s talk on the street —
Slander — revenge will be sweet
Slander — too vicious to fight
Slander — wild in the night

Santa Ana Winds

When the wind decides that it’s time to ride,
To spread a little hell through the heartland,
It takes a good long toke then it blows the smoke
Through the desert night –
And the wings of fire –
Keep climbin’ higher,
See the flames cuttin’ hard through the homeland,
It takes a mighty strong will to strip the chill from the desert night —
You’re wakened from your dream by a siren’s scream,
Trapped by the walls that surround you —
Then it’s will to will, and you wonder still can you struggle free?
In a thousand ways, when you turn the phrase,
The wind’s like a love of a woman –
It takes a mighty mean bitch —
Some fire witch —
To set the night on fire

And the Santa Ana wind’s gonna have its way tonight
Nothing you can do’s gonna change her mind –
And ain’t it a lot like love the way desire takes you in –
And stokes the fire like the Santa Ana wind

Now the air is calm, and the heart grows numb,
The ashes burn low in the heartland,
‘Til again the wind starts closin’ in to set the night on fire

And the Santa Ana wind’s blowin’ cross my heart tonight
Nothing you can do’s gonna change her mind —
And woman I want your love —
I need that passion deep within,
Like the ragin’ fire needs the Santa Ana wind

And the Santa Ana wind’s gonna take your life tonight
Nothing you can do’s gonna change her mind —
And ain’t it a lot like love
The way desire takes you in —
Swept away with the Santa Ana wind