Sammy Hagar : Red
I've read it all, it's black and white
The spectrum made a shade I like.
The crimson rays are ruby bright
Red! I want red, there's no substitute for red.
Red! Paint it red, green ain't mean compared to red.
You don't know what it does to me,
My crimson intensity
I'm haunted by the mystery,
The mystey of red.
Red knocks 'em dead,
Some like it hot, I like it read.
Red is my lover, got it covered
Red is my number, sure as a coma
Red is my drummer, and I hear red thunder
Move over brother,
Red's a motherfu...(cker)
Thats' what I said...
Come on to bed
Gimme' that expensive spread..
2. CATCH THE WIND
In the chilly hours and minutes of uncertainty,
I long to be in the warm halls of your love and mine
To feel you all around me, to take your hand and walk along the sand
Oh, but I may as well try and catch the wind.
When sundown pales the sky I want to hide a while behind your smile,
And everywhere I look your eyes I find.
For me to love you now would be the sweetest thing, it would make me sing
Yeah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.
I'm gonna catch that wind,
Help me catch the wind.
All for you, babe
Just for you baby.
When rain has hung the leaves with tears
I want you near to kill my fear.
Help me to leave my blues behind
For standing inside your heart where I want to be, Oh, I long to be
Oh, but I may as well try and catch the wind.
I'll try and catch the wind
I'm gonna try, oh, to catch the wind
Feel your arms around me, all around me....
3. CRUISIN'AND BOOZIN'
Saved all money for this Saturday
Got all my work done on time
Well finally kid, nothing can stop us now
Coming rain or shine
Every sweet thing on the street corner
"Hey, can I give you a ride...?"
Were just cruisin' and boozin
Trying to have a good time
That's right, baby
Cruisin' and boozin'
Out with some friends of mine.
Someday, I'm gonna beat this race
Be on top, you'll see.
Step myself out across that line
And be anything I wanna be.
But right now, everything's alright
Out here in the streets.
We've got JD in the back seat
We drink nothin' but the best.
Pop a buck in the gas tank,
We drink up the rest
Yeah, we'll drink up the rest!
4. FREE MONEY
Every night before I got to sleep
Find a ticket, win a lottery.
Scoop those pearls up from the sea,
Cash them in and buy you all the things you need.
Every night befor I rest my head
I see those dollar bills go swirling all around my bed.
I know they're stolen but I don't feel bad
I'll take that money and buy you things you've never had.
Oh baby it would mean so much to me
Oh baby to buy you all the things you need for free.
If you believe, believe in me.
Where were you, babe? Where were you babe?
Where were you babe? Where were
I had free money, free money, I had free money...
I had a dream about you, a dream about me
And we had free money and a black limousine.
Everything was new, it was clean.
And you reached out for the ring, a diamond ring
But it wasn't real, it was a dream.
I woke up and I screamed!
I want you, free money!
5. ROCK'N'ROLL WEEKEND
You've been waitin' for five long days,
Passin' time in so many ways, oh yeah!
Just waitin', oh' just waitin', baby
Ooh, Lord you've been waitin' for tonight.
Money is burnin' a hole in your pocket
Friday night we'll blow the stars out of socket, oh yeah!
Skyrocket! Skyrocket, babe!
Ooh, Lord we're gonna rock it all tonight.
It's gonna be a rock and roll weekend
Eight o'clock's when the show begins.
Get on the phone, call up all your friends
Tell 'em it's gonna be a rock and roll weekend.
Rock and roll weekend, rock and roll.
Check your watch it's gettin time,
Flash by the mirror, make sure you're lookin fine, oh yeah!
Car waitin' outside, your momma sittin' by your side
Hey, we'll take that midnight ride tonight.
(Rock and roll weekend) In Atlanta
(Rock and roll weekend) New York City
(Rock and roll weekend) Detroit, Chicago
(Rock and roll weekend) Dallas, Texas
(Rock and roll weekend) See you in Cleveland.
(Rock and roll weekend) Don't for
6. FILLMORE SHUFFLE
I often wonder how the Fillmore Shuffle
Caught us both in the very same year.
I guess we were foolish, but so glad to do it
Face down in the hallway, but never any tears.
The first one to go was sweet William.
I guess we should, we should have been warned
But it felt so good to be quittin'
We thought we were causing nobody any harm
So we kept lying to each other saying
"I'm gonna quit it tomorrow," but tomorrow never comes
"I'll quit it tomorrow," but tomorrow never comes
Tomorrow never comes
And I guess our life reads just a novel
Though we both keep hoping for so much more.
We keep on tryin' to understand
Why we keep on livin', livin' this way.
Tryin' to keep thinks together is the reason I stay.
And she says to me, "Baby, honey, I feel so bad."
Then she goes out walkin' and she stays out so late
And I know where she's goin', to myself, I say...
Call it the Fillmore Shuffle
Girl, you got this need to know what I'm all about
You say there's something that you dig, but can't figure out.
Well, you want to know what moves my soul
And what ticks inside of my brain.
Well, I got this thing I just can't control
And it's driving me insane - I can't take it!
Because I'm hungry for that good thing, baby.
Hungry through and through.
I'm so hungry for that sweet life, babe
With a real fine girl like you.
I can almost taste it, sweet as wine.
In this custom-tailored world I'm gonna own someday
With a special place way up high we can stay alone, you and me.
Well, girl, I'm gonna have it all someday,
If you'll just hold on to my hand.
If I break some rules along the way I want you to understand
It's my way of gettin' what I want. Oh!
I won't waste it, baby, 'til you're finally mine.
I'll spend every minute, every hour, and every day 'til I get my fill
Now, girl I'll be rolling in any day,
You know I will.
8. THE PITS
My paycheck after taxes barely pays the rent
I do the town on Friday, by Tuesday, it's all spent.
Two bucks an hour, this job ain't too hip.
My lovelife's turning sour working the night-shift.
It's the pits! It's a one way trip on a sinking ship
Ain't it the pits, but you just can't quit
When the scale won't tip or the key don't fit.
Two $6.50 tickets to hassle with the crowd
I got hit with a Frizbee, the band played too loud.
I got all their records, man, and loved all their hits,
But this is the worst! It's the pits!
Oh, you can't keep it lit then it sticks to your lip.
Oh, ain't it the pits when the record skips and the TV quits.
You're in deeper and deeper, you dig into the pit.
The climb is always steep - you can't get a lift.
Ain't it the pits!
It's the bottom of the list
It's all wing tips and double-knits.
It's the pits.
Slip out onto the freeway, down all the gears-
Things were just gettin' heavy when the red light appears.
He said, "Get outta the car, boy."
He put the 'cuffs on my wrist, read me my rights, oh things got intense.
I got 90 days in jail, no one would go my bail, so there I sit.
It's the pits!
When the waist-line slips, 39 inch hips and your pants don't fit.
You're in deeper, you dig into the pit.
The climb is always steeper, they won't let you quit.
Ain't it the pits?! P-I-T-S - it's the pits!
When the the faucet drips, it won't never quit
Oh, like a ten-cent tip.
9. LOVE HAS FOUND ME
I was a boy lost inside a man
Somewhere, somebody must need me.
Look in the mirror - I see a face
Oh, man things get lonely.
You showed me something I can't replace
You came to me for a whole different space.
My daddy warned me, momma did too,
They said, "Son, see what some lovin' can do"
I guess love has found me.
I guess love, I guess love has found me.
Just yesterday, I swore to myself
I was gonna stay free and easy.
Then my head turned around
What I was missin' I found.
From my own trap you freed me
But all the heartbreak, I've got control
Willpower when she touches my soul
Heart attack, but I feel alright.
With some more on a Texarkana night.
Love has found me.
10. LITTLE STAR/ECLIPSE
Shine on, my little star.
I know what you are.
Time is on your side
So shine on in the night.
How much longer must I wait
Until I cast my shell away?
And I spread my golden wings and I fly away?
We'll be flyin', baby.
Somewhere, there's a whole in the sky
Where angels fly and slide down rainbows.
Somewhere, there's a place for us
That has no cross nor bridges.
Shine on, our little star.
I can see you from here or Mars.
Like stones all in line
We'll solve the mystery of space and time.
So climb on...infinity!