18 'til i die
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1995
1
The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You

Written by Bryan Adams And Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange ©1995

I don’t look good in no Armani Suits
No Gucci shoes – or designer boots
I’ve tried the latest lines from A to Z
But there’s just one thing that looks good on me

The only thing I want
The only thing I need
The only thing I choose
The only thing that looks good on me…is you

I’m not satisfied with Versace style
Put those patent leather pants – in the circular file
Sometimes I think – I might be lookin’ good
But there’s only one thing that fits me like it should

Chorus

Ya it’s you – it could only be you
Nobody else will ever do
Ya baby it’s you – that I stick to
Ya we stick like glue…

Musicians:
Mickey Curry: Drums
Dave Taylor: Bass
Keith Scott: Guitars
Mutt Lange: Guitars
Olle Romo: Percussion
The Pointless Brothers: BVs
BA: 12 String, Wah Guitar, Vocal

2
Do To You

if ya love somebody – if ya want someone
if ya need somebody – ya – let me be the one
(i wanna) do to you what you do to me
do to you what you do to me
wanna treat ya right – n show i care
cuz every night – wanna take ya there
do to you what you do to me
do to you what you do to me
don’t want just anything – i just want something real
let down your defenses baby – show me what you feel
(i wanna) do to you what you do to me
do to you what you do to me
should i stay – should i go
there aint no question – i already know
(let me) do to you what you do to me
(help me) do to you what you do to me
don’t want just anything – i just want something real
let down your defenses baby – show me what you feel

Musicians:
Mickey Curry: Drums
Dave Taylor: Bass
Keith Scott: Lead Guitar, 6 String Bass, 12 String Guitar
Mutt Lange: Rhythm Guitar
Olle Romo: Percussion, Distorted Piano Thing
The Pointless Brothers: BVs
BA: Harmonica, Vocal

3
Let's Make A Night To Remember

Written by Bryan Adams and Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange 1995

I love the way ya look tonight
With your hair hangin’ down on your shoulders
I love the way ya dance that slow sweet tango
The way ya do everything but talk
And how ya stare at me with those undress me eyes
And your breath on my body makes me warm inside

Let’s make out – let’s do something amazing
Let’s do something that’s all the way
Cuz I’ve never touched somebody like the way I touch your body
Now I never want to let your body go…

Let’s make a night – to remember
From January – to December
Let’s make love – to excite us
A memory – to ignite us
Let’s make honey baby – soft and tender
Let’s make sugar darlin’ – sweet surrender
Let’s make a night – to remember – all life long

I love the way ya move tonight
Beads of sweat drippin down your skin
Me lying here – you lyin’ there
Our shadows on the wall and our hands everywhere

Chorus

I think about ya all the time
Can’t you see you drive me outta my mind
Well I’m never holdin’ back again
Ya I never want this night to end
Cuz I’ve never touched somebody like the way I touch your body
Now I never want to let your body go…

4
18 til I Die

Wanna be young – the rest of my life
Never say no – try anything twice
Til the angels come – and ask me to fly
Gonna be 18 til I die – 18 til I die
Can’t live forever – that’s wishful thinkin’
Who ever said that – must of bin’ drinkin’
Don’t wanna grow up – I don’t see why
I couldn’t care less if time flies by

18 til I die – gonna be 18 til I die
Ya it sure feels good to be alive
Someday I’ll be 18 goin’ on 55 – 18 til I die

Anyway – I just wanna say
Why bother with what happened yesterday
That’s not my style – I live for the minute
If ya wanna stay young – get both feet in it
18 til I die

A ‘lil bit of this – a ‘lil bit of that
‘Lil bit of everything – get ya right on track
It’s not how ya look, it’s what ya feel inside
Don’t care when – I don’t need ta know why

Chorus

Don’t worry ’bout the future
Forget about the past
Gonna have a ball – ya gonna have a blast
Gonna make it last

5
Star

“What cha wanna be – when you grow up”
“What cha gonna do – when your time is up”
“What cha gonna say – when things go wrong”
“What cha wanna do – when you’re on your own”

There’s a road – long and winding
The lights are blindin’ – but it gets there
Don’t look back – don’t give up

There’s a silver linin’ – it’s out there somewhere
Everybody wants an answer – everybody needs a friend
We all need a shinin’ star on which we can depend

So tonight we’re gonna wish upon a star
We never wished upon before – (gotta find what you’re looking for)

There’ll be times – in your life
Ya when you’ be dancin’ n’ shit – but you ain’t gettin’ it
But don’t get disillusioned – no, don’t expect too much

Cuz if what you have is all you can get
Just keep on tryin’ – it just ain’t happened yet
Everybody wants ta be winner – everybody has a dream
We all need a shinin’ star when things ain’t what they seem

N’ so tonight we’re gonna wish upon a star
We never wished upon before – (gotta get where your heading for)

Everybody wants some kindness – everybody needs a break
We all need a shinin’ star when things get hard to take
N’ so tonight we’re gonna wish upon a star
We never wished upon before

6
(I Wanna Be Your) Underwear

I wanna be your t-shirt when it’s wet
wanna be the shower when you sweat
I gotta to be the tattoo on your skin
ya lemme be your bed baby – when you climb in…
I wanna be the sheets when you sleep
lemme be the secrets that you keep
I gotta to be the spoon – ta stir your cream
I wanna to be the one that really makes you scream…

I wanna be – your lipstick – when ya lick it
I wanna be – your high heels – when ya kick it
I wanna be – your sweet love babe – ya when you make it
From your feet up to your hair – more than anything I swear
I wanna be – your underwear

I wanna be the itch that you scratch
Wanna be the chair when you relax
I got to be your razor when you shave
wanna be the one that makes ya misbehave…

I wanna be – your hot tub – when you’re dippin’
I wanna be – your bathrobe – when you’re drippin’
I wanna be – your cocktail baby – when you’re sippin’

I just wanna be right there – more than anything I swear
I wanna be – your underwear

Wanna be your sleepin’ bag – baby slip inside
Let me be your motorcycle – n’ take ya for a ride – alright
I wanna be – your hot sauce – ya when you’re cookin’
I wanna be – your sunglasses – hey good lookin’
I wanna be – wanna be the one – ya stick your hook in’

I just wanna be right there
more than anything I swear…
Oh ya…
I wanna be – your underwear

7
We're Gonna Win

We’re gonna win
Don’t wanna be a loser – gonna win
Cuz winnin’ really is the only thing
Get out of the way we’re comin’ in
If ya wanna fight just step inside the ring
Does anybody wanna take a swing?
It’s gotta be all or nothing
Oh we’re gonna be the champions
Ya we’re goin’ all the way – we’re gonna win win

We’re gonna win
Forget about a draw – we’re gonna score
And then we’re gonna get a couple more
Maybe another one just to be sure
Make ya look just like an amateur
Until the final whistle it’s a war
And then we gonna pick ya off the floor
We wanna hear the crowd really roar
Ya – we’re comin’ in we’re gonna win

We’re gonna win – we wanna win
Cuz number one is everything
We’re gonna win – we wanna win
We’re gonna be the champions
We’re gonna win

8
I Think About You

I oughta be workin’
But I can’t concentrate
I oughta be sleepin’
‘steada stayin’ up late
When I oughta be doing all the things I should do
I think about you

I oughta be writin’
But I can’t find the song
Just sittin’ here driftin’ – driftin’ along
There’s only one thing that I wanna do
And that’s think about you

Chorus

I think about you – I can’t get no rest
I think about you – there ain’t no one else
It’s all I can do – I can’t help myself
Ya – I think about you

I could go cruisin’
But I’ve had enough
I could go drinkin’
But I can’t stand the stuff
It just don’t do me like it used to do
I’d rather think about you

9
I'll Always Be Right There

I swear to you – I will always be there for you – there’s nothin’ I won’t do
I promise you – all my life I will live for you – we will make it through
Forever – we will be
Together – you and me
Oh n’ when I hold ya – nothin’ can compare
With all of my heart – ya know I’ll always be right there

I believe in us – nothin’ else could ever mean so much
You’re the one I trust our time has come – we’re not two people
Now we are one – ya you’re second to none
Forever – we will be
Together – a family
The more I get to know ya – nothin’ can compare
With all of my heart – ya know I’ll always be right there

Forever – we will be
Together – just you and me
The more I get to know ya – the more I really care
With all of my heart – ya know I’ll always be…
Ya know I really love ya – ya nothin’ can compare
For all of my life – ya know I’ll always be…right there

10
It Ain't A Party If Ya Can't Come 'Round

You can drive the car
I’ll play my ol’ guitar
Come back to me – come back to me
Ya we can get some beer
Ya lets get outta here
Come back to me – come back to me
We’ll find a place to go
No one will ever know
Somewhere that’s outta town
Put a blanket on the ground – baby
‘N we can really go crazy

Babe it ain’t a party
If you can’t come ’round
Can’t even get started
If you don’t come down
Even Saturday – ain’t a holiday
If you stay away
No – no it ain’t a party
If you can’t come ’round

Slip into somethin’ tight
We’ll slip into the night
Come back to me – come back to me
We’ll see the sun go down
‘N maybe fool around
Come back to me – come back to me
Ya we can start a fire
Maybe get a little higher
Don’t worry what to bring
Cuz we got everything – baby
And we can really go crazy

Babe it ain’t a party
If you can’t come ’round
Can’t even get started
If you don’t come down
Even saturday – ain’t a holiday
If you stay away
No – no it ain’t a party
If you can’t come ’round

11
Black Pearl

Deep down in Mississippi
I found a sweet delta blue
She weaved a little southern spell on me
Made a little voodoo
She was born the bright side of midnight
When her mama was seventeen
She was a hot blooded – god fearin’ – gospel girl
The finest that I ever seen

She’s black coffee – little bit ‘o cream
Sweet brown sugar – my midnight dream
Black pearl – my kinda girl
Just the kind of thing to rock my world
Black pearl – my kinda girl

Met her in a dixie diner
Put on the southern hospitality
I can still smell her sweet molasses
Running all over me
We started rollin’ like the river
Like a twister tearin’ through the town
Tongue tied – satisfied – ‘n southern fried
As she drove this ol’ dixie down

Chorus

Yeah she’s alright – yeah she’s ok
makin’ love night – she really made my day

12
You're Still Beautiful To Me

Turn out the lights and close the door
Put your head on the pillow let me keep ya warm
I wanna run my hands across your face
Ya lyin’ beside ya’ still the perfect place
We’re still goin’ strong
So glad that you came along

Ya babe in every way
You’re still beautiful to me
I just – have ta say –
You’re still beautiful to me ‘n
(it’s bin a long time baby)

Lay back baby – close your eyes
Let me do everything your heart desires
When I think of the years makin’ love to you
There still ain’t nothin’ I’d rather do
There’s somethin’ I can’t deny
You sure know how ta move this guy

Ya babe in every way –
You’re still beautiful to me
I just – have ta say –
You’re still beautiful to me – can’t ya see

Still feels good – still runs deep
When you get close babe – I still get weak
Cuz in these arms – is where you belong
We’re still goin’ strong – so glad that you came along
Hey babe you’re still number one

Oh can’t ya see – you’re still beautiful to me
You’ll always be so beautiful to me
Ya babe in every way – you’re still beautiful to me

13
Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?

To really love a woman
To understand her – you gotta know her deep inside
Hear every thought – see every dream
N’ give her wings when she wants to fly
Then when you find yourself lyin’ helpless in her arms
Ya know ya really love a woman

When you love a woman you tell her that she’s really wanted
When you love a woman you tell her that she’s the one
Cuz she needs somebody to tell her that it’s gonna last forever
So tell me have you ever really – really really ever loved a woman?

To really love a woman
Let her hold you – til ya know how she needs to be touched
You’ve gotta breathe her – really taste her
Til you can feel her in your blood
N’ when you can see your unborn children in her eyes
Ya know ya really love a woman

Chorus

You got to give her some faith – hold her tight
A little tenderness – gotta treat her right
She will be there for you, takin’ good care of you
Ya really gotta love your woman…

Musicians:
Paco De Lucia: Spanish Guitar
Mickey Curry: Drums, Brushes
Mutt Lange: Bass
Olle Romo: Castanets, Pads
BA: Acoustic Guitar, Handclaps, Vocal

Written for the Motion Picture Don Juan De Marco

14
Hey Elvis

hey elvis – won’t cha come back home
i left a message on your code-a-phone
i tried to reach ya but i can’t get through
hey elvis – where the hell are you?

somebody saw ya at the shopping mall
somebody said they heard that southern drawl
hey elvis – is it really true?
we’re all waitin’ for a sign from you

everybody knows about your pink cadillac
everybody’s wonderin when you’re comin’ back
everybody’s waitin’ just to hear ya sing
hey elvis – you’re still the king

hey elvis – won’t cha come back soon
nobody’s rockin in the jungle room
come december don’t know what we’ll do
be a blue christmas – without you

everybody knows about your pink cadillac
everybody wonders when you’re comin’ back
everybody waitin’ just to hear ya sing
hey elvis – you’re still the king

love me tender – don’t be cruel
return to sender – stuck on you
it’s now or never – suspicious minds
hey elvis – aren’t you lonesome tonight?

hey elvis – can’t ya see
they need ya back in memphis, tennessee
they’re makin’ records but there’s nothin’ new
nobody ever done it quite like you

everybody knows about your “lisa marie”
everybody knows about tcb
everybody’s waitin’ just to hear ya sing
hey elvis – you’re still the king
come back to memphis elvis – you’re still the king

15
Hey Little Girl

I would walk a million miles to see ya
I’d drive through the pourin’ rain
I’d dive into your deepest ocean
Justa have ya in my arms again
I’d be there when you’re feelin’ lonely
I’d be there til the end of the time
I’d stand beside ya baby – if you break down
Ain’t no mountain that I won’t climb

I say Hey baby – Ya know you’re knock knockin’ me crazy
And I say Hey darlin’ if I touch ya there – it’ll touch ya here
And all your troubles will disappear
Hey baby c’mon lets – knock on love
All night long

I would fly through any kind weather
I would swim across stormy seas
I’d row down any river justa get to you
I’d do anything that you please

Hey baby – Ya know you’re knock knockin’ me crazy
Hey darlin’ – if I touch ya there – it’ll touch ya here
And all your troubles will disappear
Hey baby c’mon lets – knock on love
All night long

I would do anything
Anything to get ya through the night
Ya I would give everything
To have ya the rest of my life…

16
Rock Steady

Ya need a man that’ll treat ya like the woman you are
Those ‘lil boys are just playin’ around with your heart
Whatcha gonna do when you’re all alone
You need a rock not a rollin’ stone

So when a boy – just ain’t enough
And you wanna man made of stronger stuff
Get ready…

Rock steady all night long
Rock steady til the light of dawn
Slow and easy – tried and true
Rock steady just me and you

Ya need somebody that can help you with your heavy load
I’ve bin there baby and love can be a rocky road
Well I can bend but I won’t break
You ain’t got what I can’t take

So when you’re tired – of ‘lil girls
And you wanna woman to rock your world
Get ready…

Rock steady all night long
Rock steady til the light of dawn
Slow and easy – tried and true
Rock steady just me and you

Amateurs and dilettantes
They can’t give you what you really want
When all the others have been untrue
I’ll give ya somethin’ you can hold on to…

17
I Finally Found Someone

I finally found someone – that knocks me off my feet
I finally found the one – that makes me feel complete
It started over coffee – we started out as friends
Its funny how from simple things – the best things begin

This time its different – da da da da
And its all because of you – da da da da
Its better than its ever been – cause we can talk it through
My favorite line was can i call you some time?
Its all you to had to say – to take my breath away

This is it
Oh – i finally found someone – someone to share my life
I finally found the one – to be with every night
Cuz whatever i do – its just got to be you – my life has just begun
I finally found someone

Did i keep ya waiting? I didnt mind
I apologize – baby thats fine
I would wait forever just ta know you were mine

Ya know – i love your hair – are you sure it looks right?
I love what you wear – isnt it too tight?
Youre exceptional – cant wait for the rest of my life

This is it
Oh – i finally found someone – someone to share my life
I finally found the one – to be with every night
Cuz whatever i do – its just got to be you – my life has just begun
I finally found someone
And whatever i do – its just got to be you – my life has just begun
I finally found…someone…

18
I Want It All

i don’t need no million dollars – just need a couple of bucks
don’t need no life insurance – i just need a little luck
i don’t care if the sun don’t shine – as long as it don’t rain all week
and i don’t care if i don’t reach the top
but when it comes to you and me…oh ya

i don’t need a piece of your heart
oh ya – i’m in need of every part
i want it all – i want it all
i want everything you got
i don’t need a piece of your heart
i want it all

i don’t wanna go through no long good-bye’s – i don’t mind being apart
i don’t need no fancy car – as long as we can make it start…oh ya –
i don’t need a piece of your heart
oh ya – i’m in need of every part
i want it all – i want it all
i want everything you got
i don’t need a piece of your heart
i want it all
so ‘lil sister come to me – put everything in harmony – irie!

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Recorded in Jamaica Winter 1994- Summer 1995 and Provence, France-Autumn 1995-

Spring 1996 by the Warehouse Studio Mobile Unit.

Mixed in a house in Provence, France- March 1996

Technical assistance and Engineering by: Ron Vermeulen

Engineering, programming and Massaged by: Olle Sven Romo for 7Hz Productions

Mastered by: Bob Ludwig

Mixed by: Bob Clearmountain

Produced by Robert John Mutt Lange and B.A.

Management: Bruce Allen

Badams Music Ltd. Is administered by Sony Music Worldwide


For Adams Newsletter write to: BadNews 406-68 Water St, Vancouver, Canada, BC V6B-1A4

Internet Address @ http://www.bryanadams.com

Artwork: Dirk Rudolph

Photography: Matthew Rolston (page 1/15 taken from video), Anton Corbijn (page 5/8/11/12/17/20/inlay back) and Andrew Catlin (page 6/9/18/inlay inner), Dirk Rudolph (bits & pieces)

18 Ring by Susanne Freytag-other rings by Jacqueline Rabun

1996 Badman Ltd./A&M Records, Inc

1996 Badman Ltd.

A&M Records, Inc. All rights reserved. Unauthorized coping, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited. Printed in Canada.


Thanks


to all the folks in Jamaica..namely: Jet Ski Joe Isa and the staff at Sans Souci Lido Hotel, Aubrey (chef), Barbara, Irene, Shorty and the Shoucair Family. Carey Island. To Maxine, Michelle, Elly and Alexandra, Sylvia, Mary Beth and arrival of young Nina, Chris Blackwell, The Great Kamenski, Vero, Linda V, Luciano Pavarotti (Chef), Andrea Griminelli, Sue and Alan at Trinifold Travel (UK), Rock-it Cargo, Gretchen, a mouse and the Crow..En France: Johnny Hallyday, Gerard et Jeanette Raynaud a la Lorada, Monsieur Asher et tout le monde a la Villa Las Palmas, Le Grand, Remi (Le Chef), Emmanuel Luyton (Le Chef) et Patrice Eustache (Le Prof)Deidre a Island Disques en BelgriqueAPC Paris Jean, Betty et Marie- Jo.. to Angelo for the football + spaghetti in

MilanNew Line Cinema and J Levin, B. Schee, T.Emerich, F.F Coppola, J. Depp et al for Don JuanPaco de Lucia for his beautiful guitar work (paco appears courtesy of PolyGram Iberica, S.A. Spain) Klaus Heine for fixing my old microphonesA&M Records and PolyGram International: Harry Mcgee, Al Cafaro, David Sweg Rose, David Munns, Roger Ames, Alain Levy, Celia Hirschman, Rick Stone, Sandy Brummels and Benedicte Lassartesse-Jones PolyGram France: Nicolas and Brunoto Clive Calder Woody for letting your man work with us for so long and Sherry tooto my family of courseto Cecilie Thomsen to the folks at the office: Sandee Bathgate, Susannah Bell, Randy Berswick, Kim Blake, Michelle Booth, Barb Hurtig, Chris Potter, Andrea Richmond, Katina Robillard, Shelly Rubzow, Trish Saltys, Adrienne Sol my touring crew Chris Chappel, Val Dauauksts, Willie Williams, Jody Perpick, Rick Salazae, Glen Collette, Lance, Mac, Boner Wheaton, Toe, Paco, Dennis, Robby, and Tommy Mandel for keyboards on tour to my manager Bruce Allen and agents Terry Rhodes at ICM in NYC and Carl Leighton-Pope in LondonDon Passman, Gregg Harrison, Elizabeth Barrowman and Marc Marmaro for getting me free from my old publishing contractPat Savage, O.J Kllkenny and David Jenkins, Piers Plaskitt to concert promoters Udo-san, Marek Lieberberg, Barry Marshall, Don Fox, Paul Mercs, John Scher. Brian Murphy, Jack Boyle, Jules Belkin. Don Law, Tim Parsons, Jay Marciano. Bob Kelley. Thomas Johansson, Bruce Aitken, Michael Chugg, Michael Gudinski, Andre Berchir, Leon Ramakes, Neo Sala, M. Rehan Hatta, Richard Hoermann, M. Hosking, Kim Koplick, Yu Kwang, Victor Sassoon, Mike Smith, Donald Tarlton, Attie Van Wyk. Herman Schueremans and all the other guys out there that we well probably see soon to all the people that came to see us during the tours and gigs around the world! Special thanks to my band and to Mutt for your inspiration and hard work.

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