FALLING IN BETWEEN


Falling in Between
Steve Lukather, David Paich, Simon Phillips, Mike Porcaro, Bobby Kimball, Greg Phillinganes 


I've just got to find
Find a way, back home to you girl

Life's been Hell to pay
I can't disobey,
Gotta live in my world

Chorus :
I hear voices calling
From the faces never seen
Darkness all around me
I am falling in between

You've been lookin' down
Down to the ground
On everything I say girl

Hope just can't be found
I'm so gagged and bound
Because of you girl

Chorus :
I hear voices calling
From the places I have been
Love and understanding
Only flows from deep within
Darkness that surrounds me
I am falling in between...

KING OF THE WORLD


King of the World
Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Simon Phillips, Mike Porcaro


Smoke and mirrors
It's a house of cards
Everybody has windows
And big cigars

The law of the jungle
Is very new to some
The animals are vicious and arrogant
And they eat their young

I used to work my job from 9 to 5
I just survived

I was the king of the world
I had every thing thrown at me,
That the judge and jury could hurl
I was the man of the hour
I would claw and scratch my way up,
To the very top of the tower

Helter skelter
It's a den of thieves
Sea of errors
That a greedy man weaves

A few really bad apples
Always spoil the lot
Rolling blackouts
On everyone's block

I go to work and try to make ends meet
My life is over

I was the king of the world
I had everything I needed,
I owned every type of girl
I was the man of the hour
I would claw and scratch my way,
Up to the very top of the tower

Instrumental Break

I was the king of the world
I had everything I needed,
I owned every type of girl
I was the man of the hour
I would claw and scratch my way,
Up to the very top of the tower

PAMELA


Pamela
Paich/Williams

Oh! Yeah.

Side by side, I'll be yours forever
Rain or shine, any kind of weather
There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you
Let's take what's getting old and make it new

Oh, eye to eye, it's a blinding confrontation
You and I, we're a deadly combination
So don't start mixing truth with jealousy
The road we're on is clear as far as I can see


Chorus:

Pamela, don't break this heart of mine
Just remember, it may not heal this time
Pamela, there is no second chance, for the one who leaves it all behind


Black and white always go together
Day and night you're the precious juwel I treasure
Wanting every part of you is not a crime
Or could it be that you're the one who's wrong this time


Chorus:

Pamela, don't break this heart of mine
Just remember, it may not heal this time
Pamela, there is no second chance, for the one who leaves it all behind


(Instrumental break)


Oh, Pamela (Oh, Pamela)
Thousands of miles away, but always in my heart


Chorus:

Pamela, don't break this heart of mine
Just remember, it may not heal this time
Pamela, there is no second chance, for the one who leaves it all behind

BOTTOM OF YOUR SOUL


Bottom of Your Soul
David Paich, Steve Lukather, Bobby Kimball, Simon Phillips, Mike Porcaro


Where are the children we lost not long ago
Feel for the Mothers who weep for them
I pray for the Fathers who are standing by their side
In their world of pain and suffering

Have you ever seen the look in a hungry child's eyes
They can't eat money or promises
Give them your smile and try holding out your hand
Let them know you're there, let them know you're there

Chorus :
Why is it always the ones that we love
Are the ones that will never come home
Why must all of the bridges we cross take their toll
Always remember the voice in your head
Speaks to you when you're alone
And it comforts you
From the top of your heart to the bottom of your soul

You can swim in a river of tears they cry
For they sleep on the winds of uncertainty
Show us a sign and make us believe again
There's no other way, oh, there's no other way

Chorus

Instrumental Break

Chorus

CAUGHT IN THE BALANCE


Caught in the Balance
David Paich, Steve Lukather, Simon Phillips, Mike Porcaro, Stan Lynch, Bobby Kimball


What happened to me
Oh it seems so long ago
The cuts run deep
But the scars still show

I live in the shadows
Where it's been so hard to grow
I'm still a servant in a nobleman's robes

You know my weakness girl you know my kind
You helped me see when I was blind


Chorus :

It's a crime to live my life without you
Serve out my years in darkness
Inside these walls I die without you
And when I close my eyes
I'm caught in the balance


Afraid of the hurricane
I hide in my domain
I need release from all this pain
Please don't forsake me
In these ruins of your home
I can't wait forever
Don't leave me alone

I have a secret if you want to learn
I will surrender in return


Chorus :

It's a crime to live my life without you
Serve out my years in darkness
Inside these walls I die without you
And when I close my eyes
I'm caught in the balance


You know my weakness girl you know my kind
You helped me see when I was blind


Chorus :

It's a crime to live my life without you
Serve out my years in darkness
Inside these walls I die without you
And when I close my eyes
I'm caught in the balance

It's a crime to live my life without you
Serve out my years in darkness
Inside these walls I die without you
And when I close my eyes
I'm caught in the balance

DON'T CHAIN MY HEART


Don't Chain My Heart
David Paich, Steve Lukather, Jeff Porcaro, Mike Porcaro

Tired and frozen, I'm under your spell
I thought I knew you, but now I know you well
I wake up beside you, move across your killing floor
I need my freedom and I see an open door
The room is getting smaller and the walls are closin' in
No one's leavin' and nobody's gettin' in

I try to run, I try to hide, I try to tell you what I'm feelin' inside
Should I stay, should I go
You know I wanna touch you, but there's nothing left to hold


Chorus:

Don't chain my heart (don't chain my heart)
Don't chain my soul (don't chain my soul)
Don't chain my heart (don't chain my heart), 'cause you got to let it go


Looks like trouble, the signs are everywhere
I bend a little but you take more than your share
Crimes of passion, crimes of mortal men
It's a deadly attraction and I won't be fooled again, baby
The storm is coming, the winds begin to rise
Please release me from this house of compromise

All day, all night, your love is like an outlaw waiting till the time is right
Nobody's wrong, no one's to blame
Maybe it's just too hot because we're standin' in the flame


Chorus


I'm a victim of your pain and jealousy
I feel like a prisoner and you hold the lock and key
We lost our vision, we lost our paradise
But there's still a part of me I refuse to sacrifice


(Instrumental break)



I try to run, I try to hide, I need to tell you what I'm feelin' inside, baby
Should I stay, should I go
You know I wanna touch you, but there's nothing left to hold


Chorus repeats 2x

HOLD THE LINE


Hold the Line
David Paich 


It's not in the way that you hold me, it's not in the way you say you care
It's not in the way you've been treating my friends
It's not in the way that you stayed till the end
It's not in the way you look or the things that you say that you'll do

Chorus:

Hold the line, love isn't always on time, oh oh oh
Hold the line, love isn't always on time, oh oh oh


 It's not in the words that you told me, girl
It's not in the way you say you're mine, ooh
It's not in the way that you came back to me
It's not in the way that your love set me free
It's not in the way you look or the things that you say that you'll do


 Chorus :


 (Instrumental break)


It's not in the words that you told me
It's not in the way you say you're mine, ooh
It's not in the way that you came back to me
It's not in the way that your love set me free
It's not in the way you look or the things that you say that you'll do


Chorus - love isn't always on time
 
Hold the line, love isn't always on time -
love isn't always, love isn't always on time
Hold the line, love isn't always on time, love isn't always on time
Love isn't always on time, love isn't always on time, oh oh oh

STOP LOVING YOU


Stop Loving You
Steve Lukather, David Paich


Reflections in my mind, thoughts I can't define
My heart is racing and the night goes on
I can almost hear a laugh, coming from your photograph
Funny how a look can share a thousand meanings

Well-intended lies, contemplating alibies
Is it really you, or is it me I'm blaming
A distant memory flashes over me
Even though you're gone, I feel you deep inside

Dance beneath the light with that look in your eyes


Chorus:

I can't stop loving you, time passes quickly and chances are few
I won't stop till I'm through loving you, girl


There's a window in a heart, I've tried to look through from the start
You're never really sure what someone else is thinking
Someone's broken something new, another altered point of view
Just a certain someone's conscience playing

I held it in my hand, I did not understand
What lives inside the wind that cries her name
Tried to catch a shooting star, what seems so close can't be that far
I'm living in a dream that's never ending

Dance beneath the light with that look in your eyes


Chorus:

I can't stop loving you, time passes quickly and chances are few
I won't stop till I'm through loving you, girl


(Instrumental break)


Dancing with that look that's in your eyes
Chorus:
I can't stop loving you, time passes quickly and chances are few
I won't stop till I'm through loving you, girl


Chorus:

I can't stop loving you, time passes quickly and chances are few
I won't stop till I'm through loving you, Loving you...

I'LL BE OVER YOU


I'll Be Over You
Steve Lukather, Randy Goodrum 


Some people live their dreams
Some people close their eyes
Some people's destiny
Passes by

There are no guarantees
There are no alibis
That's how our love must be
Don't ask why

Bridge:
It takes some time
God knows how long
I know that I can forget you


Chorus:

As soon as my heart stops breakin'
Anticipating
As soon as forever is through
I'll be over you

Remembering times gone by
Promises we once made
What are the reasons why
Nothing stays the same

Bridge:
There were the nights holding you close
Someday I'll try to forget them
Someday I'll be over you


Chorus

CRUEL


Cruel
Jed Leiber, Simon Phillips, Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather 

What you've got, you had to steal
That's the reason
For how you feel
Considerin' what you've done so far
I'm rather amazed
At where you are

Lift your head up, baby
Pull yourself together
Nothing's worse than dying slow
There's no reason, darlin',
Reason whatsoever
That we can't end this game of touch and go


Chorus :

It's such a cruel world
When you have to think twice,
And you're caught up in this roundabout
It's such a cruel world
When your back's against the wall and there's no way out


You're not giving it up, but you're giving it out
Seems too me,
You got a little too much doubt
Augmentation,
Is what you need
Your generosity
Looks alot like greed

You might call me crazy
If you don't understand it
There's no way for you to know
You say love is hazy,
And you don't demand it
But can't we end this game of touch and go


Chorus :

It's such a cruel world
When nothin' goes right
And the plans you made
Start falling 'round you
It's such a cruel world
Well, just throw me the rope, baby
And pull me out


You've got that kind of love,
It flows like a fountain
But sometimes love can be unkind
My kind of love, you know
It's higher than a mountain
But love can be so hard to find

Lift your head up, baby
Pull yourself together
Nothing's worse than dying slow
There's no reason, darlin', reason whatsoever
That we can't end this game of touch and go


Chorus :

It's such a cruel world
When you have to think twice
And you're caught up in this roundabout
It's such a cruel world
When your back's against the wall and there's no way out


It's such a cruel world
It's such a cruel world out there baby
It's such a cruel world
It's such a cruel cruel world and there's no way out

Get you right
Wanna get you right

Oh I
I see darkness in your future baby
Oh I
In a tunnel black as night
Oh I
See a rich man with his hand out baby
Oh I
Know a seer with no sight
Oh I
Watch fire burn those bridges baby
Oh I
Feel a wrong turn into right

GREG SOLO


Greg Solo
Greg Phillinganes 


(Instrumental)

ROSANNA


Rosanna
David Paich 


All I wanna do when I wake up in the morning is see you eyes
Rosanna, Rosanna
I never thought that a girl like you could ever care for me, Rosanna

All I wanna do in the middle of the evening is hold you tight
Rosanna, Rosanna
I didn't know you were looking for more than I could ever be


Chorus:

Not quite a year since she went away, Rosanna yeah
Now she's gone and I have to say
Meet you all the way, meet you all the way, Rosanna yeah
Meet you all the way, meet you all the way, Rosanna yeah


I can see your face still shining through the window on the other side
Rosanna, Rosanna
I didn't know that a girl like you could make me feel so sad, Rosanna

All I wanna take is a night you'll never ever have to compromise
Rosanna, Rosanna
I never thought that losing you could ever hurt so bad


Chorus


(Instrumental break)


Chorus


 Meet you all the way, meet you all the way, Rosanna yeah
Meet you all the way, meet you all the way, Rosanna yeah

I'LL SUPPLY THE LOVE


I'll supply the love
David Paich 


Chorus:

You supply the night, baby, I'll supply the love
You supply the night, baby, I'll supply the love
I see a horseman in the sky, it makes me turn and wonder why
I hear the same old fourteen reasons, must be the changin' of the seasons


Chorus:


I met the girl across the sea, she saved my life and came with me
A tender night of dark persuasion, could be my first and last occasion


Chorus:


(Instrumental break)


Chorus repeats 2x:


Baby, I'll supply the love, baby, I'll supply the, I'll supply the love

ISOLATION


Isolation
Steve Lukather, David Paich, Fergie Frederiksen


I'm stranded here in a dream and there's no ticket back
I feel a cold wind blowin', my future looks black
You left me here and you've taken all my yesterdays
I guess to stand alone is the price that I pay
Now look what you've done to me
Because we just disagree
I'm out here alone and it's you that I'm waiting for


Can't go livin' without you, girl
It doesn't matter what you say or do, girl
Can't go livin' without you, girl
Isolation


I close my eyes and you're dancin' in the moonlight with me
I try to touch you, but you, you had to get free
I turned around and you're nowhere left in sight
I'm just a lone survivor, you know it ain't right
Now look what you've done to me
Because we just disagree
I'm out here alone and it's you that I'm waiting for


Can't go livin' without you, girl
You know that I'll be waiting here for you, girl
Can't go livin' without you, girl
Isolation


I remember holding you just yesterday
But you're memory is all that I have today
We were talking 'bout promises we once had made
But you never came back
Why'd you run away
(You ran away)


Can't go livin' without you, girl
It doesn't matter what you say or do
Can't go livin' without you, girl
Isolation
Girl, I'm so isolated
Can't go livin' without you, girl, oh
Girl, you know I'm gonna wait for you
Can't go livin' without you, girl
Isolation

GIFT OF FAITH


Gift Of Faith
Steve Lukather, David Paich, Stan Lynch 


All this pain surrounding me; hopelessness is all that I see now
Does it have to be this way?
Brought up on hypocrisy
the seeds they sow don't last forever
They just fade away...

Don't be confused by the lies of the fools and deceivers
Hope and believe in the things that we need to survive


We can make it if we'd only take the gift of faith
We can change it if we'd just accept the gift of faith


Take away my dignity
Take away my hope and my freedom
You got a world full of rage
Don't cover me with apathy
Don't buy and sell what I believe in
Don't lock me in a cage

In a world where no one's alone, trust should come easily
Just reach out your hand, and I'll give you mine.


We can make it if we'd only take the gift of faith
We can change it if we'd just accept the gift of faith


Don't be confused by the lies of the fools and deceivers
Hope and believe in the things that we need to survive


We can make if if we'd only take the gift of faith
We can change it if we'd just accept the gift of faith
We can make if if we'd only take the gift of faith
It's yours to choose but only fools refuse the gift of faith.

KINGDOM OF DESIRE


Kingdom Of Desire
Danny Kortchmar 


You used to be on fire, now you chill me to the bone
We used to fly like angels, now we're sinking like a stone
You say you're trying to help me but that ain't the way it feels
I think you're trying to kill me with those stiletto heels

Paint the town black babe and let that pendulum swing
I been stabbed in the back babe
And if you don't love me, I'll never feel a thing

And oh, one thing I know, there's only one place left for me to go


Chorus:

Going back to the kingdom of desire, going down to the valley of the gun
I'm gonna stand too close to the fire, I'm gonna fly too close to the sun


They say the king of love sleeps on a velvet bed
My sheets feel like sandpaper, and my pillow feels like lead
But as sure as Atlantis sank into the sea
I'm sinking like a stone babe, that's how it's got to be

Paint the town black babe and let that pendulum swing
I been stabbed in the back babe
And if you don't love me, I'll never feel a thing

And oh, if I don't have you, there's only one thing left for me to do


Chorus


(Instrumental break)


When you dig up God's little acre, you lose all peace of mind
You stare into the distance, looking for a sign
But that sign it never comes babe, your wishes won't come true
You keep praying for the rain while the sun beats down on you

And oh, one thing I know, there's only one place left for me to go


Chorus repeats 2x


I'm gonna fly too close to the sun, yeah
I'm gonna fly too close to the sun

LUKE SOLO


Luke Solo
Steve Lukather 


(Instrumental)

HYDRA


Hydra
David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Lukather, Bobby Kimball, David Hungate 


There was a man
He walked around
Searching for the girl who had just caught his eye
"I was a fool!" he cried
His mind had wandered
He blinked and the sky moved e'er so slightly
He searched the city and she was nowhere to be found
Meanwhile she was floating downward, downward


Chorus:

Do you want your freedom
Do you want my love
Do you want your freedom
From the one you're thinking of


 There lies a lady
Naked and yet not knowing
A spell, it goains her heart forever
Preyed upon by the wolves in Time Square
Fell into an abyss of dead air
Innocence caged in sanctuary
There sat the Dragon Lord
Playing solitairy
Defying the rules the holy boys leap Hell's Kitchen


Chorus:

Do you want your freedom
Do you want my love
Do you want your freedom
From the man who lives above


 
Suddenly a voice was heard
In a a flash the brave young man appeared
The Dragon will cut him with his tail
Chased him to the stairway
Caught him halfway to the top
Sent him whirling down
Fireball, summer solstice
Dragon Lord descended down on him
She turned to look but saw only darkness, silence


 Chorus:

You don't want your freedom
You don't want my love
You don't want your throat cut
By the same I'm thinking of

SIMON SOLO


Simon Solo
Simon Phillips 


(Instrumental)

TAINT YOUR WORLD


Taint Your World
Steve Lukather, David Paich, Simon Phillips, Bobby Kimball, Mike Porcaro


Screaming at the sun I t have spilled a little moonshine on my head
Didn't have to run, but there was no one left behind 'cept for the dead

I didn't see it comin', but that rummy-stilted crackpot knew my game
Left my head a'hummin', like a ball peen hammer drives a nail to shame

I suggest you listen up to what I have to say
Witnessed many crooked things, I smell your DNA
Stab me, take me down, you know you'll never get your way

Taint your world
You're so far away from where you think you need to be
Taint your world
Cause you don't want to fuck with me

Didn't anybody get the cipher from the flying rat machine
Gnarly, little, scrunched up, tiny fingers, and its disposition mean

Anybody out of line will soon be on the list
My back's against the wall and yet I know I must resist
Time to tell the truth, I think somebody's gettin' pissed

Taint your world
You're not even close to where you think you need to be
Taint your world
You got another guess comin' if you think you're foolin' me

Instrumental Break

Taint your world
So far away from where you think you need to be
Taint your world
Where I belong just like an oyster and a pearl
Taint your world
You're not even close to where you think you need to be
Taint your world
Taint your world

GYPSY TRAIN


Gypsy Train
David Paich, Steve Lukather, Jeff Porcaro, Mike Porcaro 


Downtown Jimmy, say you're feelin' kinda blue
It's no problem, this is whatcha gotta do
Telephone your baby, tell her that you're workin' late
Come and pay a visit, please don't hesitate

Come join the party, come along and be our guest
Sit back and let us do the rest, we're the best, yeah

Come on an' meet me at the station, don't pack your bags, just fix your hair
Gotta get up, gotta get in, gotta get out, just look for me, I'm always there


Chorus:

Come on let's ride, ride that gypsy train
All aboard, now don't you be afraid
Come on let's ride, ride that gypsy train
Feed the fire, let's go one mo' time again


Medication, little love and sympathy, cool libation, it's complimentary
Play a little poker, love when the stakes are high
Lotta nasty women, givin' everyone the eye

Say downtown Jimmy, tell me whatcha need, satisfaction guaranteed
Guaranteed, yeah

It's a perfect situation, it's so nice to have you here
Gotta get up, gotta get in, gotta pull out, happy shiny people everywhere


Chorus


(Instrumental break)


It's a perfect situation, it's so nice to have you here
Gotta get up, gotta get in, gotta put out, happy shiny people everywhere


Chorus repeats 2x

AFRICA


Africa
Davich Paich, Jeff Porcaro 

 
I hear the drums echoing tonight
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
She's coming in 12:30 flight
The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation

I stopped an old man along the way
Hoping to find some long forgotten words or ancient melodies
He turned to me as if to say, "Hurry boy, it's waiting there for you"


Chorus:

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had


The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right
Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti

I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become


Chorus


(Instrumental break)


Hurry boy, she's waiting there for you
It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

DRAG HIM TO THE ROOF


Drag Him To The Roof
Steve Lukather, David Paich, Stan Lynch


They keep looking through the window
A cathode glaze across their eyes
Now that I've been betrayed
I must be well behaved...
I'll drink corruption with their lies.

Why was I hiding out?
What am I running from?
Why are they waiting?
Have I always been the choosen one?


Drag him to the roof
Just push me over
I've got no better place to be
Drag hime to the roof
Let's get it over...
It's a perfect day to punish me.


I wish that lady would defend me
I can't abide by all the laws
I'll buy the magistrate, can't be a second late...
I anxiously await his call.

Who made this jigsaw puzzle?
Who'll put the pieces back?
Who'll come and get me when I have fallen through the cracks?


Drag him to the roof
Just push me over
I've got no better place to be
Drag hime to the roof
Let's get it over...
It's a perfect day to punish me.