ANTHOLOGY (Disc 2)
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2005
1
Please Forgive Me

it still feels like our first night together
feels like the first kiss and it’s gettin’ better baby
no one can better this
i’m still holdin’ on and you’re still the one
the first time our eyes met – it’s the same feelin’ i get
only feels much stronger – i wanna love ya longer
you still turn the fire on…

so if you’re feelin’ lonely..don’t
you’re the only one i’d ever want
i only wanna make it good
so if i love ya a little more than i should

please forgive me – i know not what i do
please forgive me – i can’t stop lovin’ you
don’t deny me – this pain i’m going through
please forgive me – if i need ya like i do
please believe me – every word i say is true
please forgive me – i can’t stop lovin’ you

still feels like our best times are together
feels like the first touch
we’re still gettin’ closer baby
can’t get close enough
i’m still holdin’ on – you’re still number one
i remember the smell of your skin
i remember everything
i remember all your moves – i remember you
i remember the nights – ya know i still do

so if you’re feelin’ lonely..don’t
you’re the only one i’d ever want
i only wanna make it good
so if i love ya a little more than i should

please forgive me – i know not what i do
please forgive me – i can’t stop lovin’ you
don’t deny me – this pain i’m going through
please forgive me – if i need ya like i do
please believe me – every word i say is true
please forgive me – i can’t stop lovin’ you

one thing i’m sure of – is the way we make love
and the one thing i depend on
is for us to stay strong
with every word and every breath i’m prayin’
that’s why i’m sayin’…

please forgive me – i know not what i do
please forgive me – i can’t stop lovin’ you,
don’t deny me – this pain i’m going through
please forgive me – if i need ya like i do
never leave me – i don’t know what i’d do
please forgive me – i can’t stop lovin’ you

2
All For Love

Written by Bryan Adams, Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange and Michael Kamen 1993

When it’s love you give (I’ll be a man of good faith)
then in love you live (I’ll make a stand. I won’t break)
I’ll be the rock you can build on
be there when you’re old
to have and to hold

When there’s love inside (I swear I’ll always be strong)
then there’s a reason why (I’ll prove to you we belong)
I’ll be the wall that protects you
from the wind and the rain,
from the hurt and pain.

Let’s make it all for one and all for love
Let the one you hold be the one you want
the one you need
’cause when it’s all for one it’s one for all
When there’s someone that you know
then just let your feelings show
and make it all for one and all for love

When it’s love you make (I’ll be the fire in your night)
then it’s love you take (I will defend, I will fight)
I’ll be there when you need me.
When honor’s at stake,
this vow I will make.

(note: recorded for the film The Three Musketeers with Rod Stewart and Sting)

3
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…

note: written for the film “Don Juan De Marco”

4
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

5
The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You

Published by Badams Music Ltd. / Zomba Music International

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

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

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…

6
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…

7
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

8
Back To You

i’ve been down – i’ve been beat
i’ve been so tired – that i could not speak
i’ve bin so lost that i could not see
i wanted things that were out of reach
then i found you and you helped me through
and ya showed me what to do
that’s why i’m comin’ back to you…

like a star that guides a ship across the ocean
that’s how your love can take me home back to you
and if i wish upon that star – that someday i’ll be where you are
i know that day is comin soon – ya i’m comin back to you

you’ve been alone but ya did not show it
you’ve been in pain when i did not know it
you let me do what i needed to – you were there when i needed you
mighta let you down – mighta messed you round
but ya never changed your point of view
that’s why i’m comin’ back to you…

9
I'm Ready

I’d like to see you, thought I’d let you know
I wanna be with you everyday
Cause I’ve got a feeling that’s beginning to grow
And there’s only one thing I wanna say

I’m ready – to love you
I’m ready – to hold you
I’m ready – I’m ready
Ready as I’m gonna be

She left me a long note when she left me here
Told me that love was hard to find
But baby it’s easy and I’ll make it clear
That there’s only one thing on my mind

I’m ready – to love you
I’m ready – to hold you
I’m ready – I’m ready
Ready as I’m gonna be

10
On A Day Like Today

free is all you gotta be
dream dreams no one else can see
sometimes ya wanna run away
but ya never know what might be comin’ round your way
ya ya ya

on a day like today
the whole world could change
the sun’s gonna shine
shine thru the rain
on a day like today
ya never wanna see the sun go down
ya never wanna see the sun go down

somewhere – there’s a place for you
i know that you believe it too
sometimes if you wanna get away
all ya gotta know is what we got is here to stay
all the way

on a day like today – the whole world could change
the sun’s gonna shine – shine thru the rain
on a day like today – no one complains
free to be pure – free to be sane
on a day like today
ya never wanna see the sun go down
ya never wanna see the sun go down

free is all we gotta be
dream dreams no one else can see
but ya never know what might be comin’ for you and me
ya it’s gonna be

on a day like today – the whole world could change
the sun’s gonna shine – shine thru the rain
on a day like today – no one complains
free to be pure – free to be saved
on a day like today
ya never wanna see the sun go down
ya never wanna see the sun go down

11
Here I Am

here i am – this is me
there’s no where else on earth i’d rather be
here i am – it’s just me and you
and tonight we make our dreams come true

it’s a new world – it’s a new start
it’s alive with the beating of – young hearts
it’s a new day – it’s a new plan
i been waiting for you
here i am

here we are – we’ve just begun
and after all this time – our time has come
ya here we are – still goin’ strong
right here in the place where we belong

chorus

here i am – next to you
and suddenly the world is all brand new
here i am – where i’m gonna stay
now there’s nothin standin in our way
here i am – this is me

12
Cloud Number Nine

clue number one was when you knocked on my door
clue number two was the look that you wore
n’ that’s when i knew, it was a pretty good sign
that something was wrong up on cloud number nine

well it’s a long way up and we won’t come down tonight
well it may be wrong but baby it sure feels right

and the moon is out and the stars are bright
and whatever comes s’gonna be alright
cause tonight you will be mine – up on cloud number nine

and there ain’t no place that i’d rather be
and we can’t go back but you’re here with me
ya the weather is really fine – up on cloud number nine

now he hurt you and you hurt me
and that wasn’t the way it was supposed to be
so baby tonight lets leave the world behind
and spend some time up on cloud number nine

well it’s a long way up and we won’t come down tonight
well it may be wrong but baby it sure feels right

well we won’t come down tonight
ya we won’t come down tonight
no we won’t come down tonight

we can watch the world go by – up on cloud number nine

13
This Side Of Paradise

i’m ridin’ in the back seat – nine years old
starin’ out the window countin’ the highway poles
and then i get to thinkin’ – and it don’t seem real
i’m flyin’ through the universe in a ’69 oldsmobile

and i wanna know what they’re not tellin’
and i don’t wanna hear no lies
i just want something to believe in
ah – it’s a lonely lonely road i’m on
this side of paradise

i’m ridin’ in the back seat – black limousine
starin’ out the window at a funeral scene
and then i get to thinkin’ – and it don’t seem right
i’m sittin’ here safe and sound and someone i love is gone tonight

there ain’t no crystal ball – there ain’t no santa claus
there ain’t no fairy tales – there ain’t no streets of gold
there ain’t no chosen few ya its just me and you
and that’s all we got ya – that’s all we got to hold on to
ya this side of paradise

i remember bein’ a little boy in the backseat – nine years old
always askin’ questions – never did what I was told
and then i get to thinkin’ like i always do
we wander ’round in the darkness
but every now and then a little light shines through

and i want to know what they’re not telling
i don’t wanna hear no lies
we all want something to believe in
ah – it’s a lonely lonely road we’re on
this side of paradise
we all need something to believe in
this side of paradise

14
Why Do You Have To Be So Hard To Love?

was it some man that didn’t treat you right
left you reaching out for him in the middle of the night
is there some heartache that you can’t out run
that makes you so afraid to get close to anyone

you’re so – easy to look at
you’re so easy to hold
it’s so easy to touch you – but so hard to let go
its so easy to want you that i can’t get enough
why do ya have to be…
why do ya have to be…so hard to love

is it some hurt from long ago
that makes it so hard to let your feelings show
is it the ghost of who you used to be
that makes you so afraid to bear your soul to me

15
Open Road

im sitting at the wheel – i got a green light
not afraid of nothin cuz heart and soul
im built for life

so let the engine roar – push the pedal down
i want the white lines on the highway
to lead me out of town

im rolling on and on and on
who knows where im goin?

life is an open road – its the best story never told
its an endless sky its the deepest sea
life is an open road to me
life is an open road to me

i got headlights – to guide me thru the night
i got the window down and the radio playing
it makes me feel alive

im rolling on and on and on
who knows where im goin…

16
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 how – 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

17
When You're Gone

i’ve been wandering around the house all night
wondering what the hell to do
i’m trying to concentrate but all i can think of is you
well the phone don’t ring cuz my friends ain’t home
i’m tired of being all alone
got the tv on cuz the radios’ playing songs that remind me of you

baby when you’re gone – i realize i’m in love
the days go on and on – and the nights just seem so long
even food don’t taste that good – drink ain’t doing what it should
things just feel so wrong – baby when you’re gone

i keep driving up and down these streets
trying to find somewhere to go
ya i’m lookin’ for a familar face but there’s no one i know
this is torture – this is pain – it feels like i’m gonna go insane
hope you’re coming back real soon – cuz i don’t know what to do

18
So Far So Good

we’re headin’ out – to where the sun goes down
watch these wheels go round
ain’t lookin’ back – we done the best we could
we come a long, long way – so far, so good

there ain’t a river that can’t be rowed
ain’t no cowboy that can’t be throwed
‘s bin some lessons – we’ve had our share
not sure where we’re goin’ – but we’re gonna get there

so far, so good – we’re gonna make it – knock on wood
so far, so good – we got the engine under the hood
so far, so good – we’re gonna get there – at least we should!
it’s so far so good!

wild, wild horses couldn’t hold us back
nothin’ can stop us – we’re right on track
when the cold wind blows and it’s winter time
we’re headin’ south – soak up that sunshine

so far, so good – we got the engine under the hood
so far, so good – we’re gonna get there – at least we should
so far..it’s so damn good

19
I'm Not The Man You Think I Am

I’m not the man you think I am
I’m not that kind of guy
beneath this sleek exterior
there’s less than meets the eye

I’m just what you’ve been looking for
your wildest dream come true
I’m not the man you think I am
But I’m the man for you

I’m on important business
I’m late for my premiere
I’m doing you a favor
Just by being here

Surely you can buy a drink
for someone so renowned
I’m not the man you think I am
but I’m the man you’ve found

I’m burning with indifference
I’m sleeping with desire
I’m selling snow to Eskimos
I’m preaching to the choir

My past is catching up to me
my chips are coming due
I’m not the man you think I am
But I’m the man for you

(note: written for the motion picture Colour Me Kubrick)

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Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine

Essay by Dave Marsh

Artwork by Dirk Rudolph

Photo Credits: BA, Andrew Caitlin, Perry Curties


Thanks to Richie Gallo for suggesting we do an Anthology


Management: Bruce Allen (info@bruceallen.com)

US Booking Agent: Terry Rhodes (music@icmtalent.com

European Booking Agent: Carl Leighton-Pope (info@l-po.com)


Also available by Bryan Adams:


Bryan Adams (first album)

You Want It You Got It

Cuts Like A Knife

Reckless

Live! Live! Live!

Into The Fire

Waking Up The Neighbors

So Far So Good

18 Til I Die

MTV Unplugged (CD & DVD)

On A Day Like Today

Live At Slane Castle (DVD)

Live At Budokan (DVD)

The Best Of Me

Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimmaron

Room Service


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