ON A DAY LIKE TODAY
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1998
1
How Do Ya Feel Tonight

is there anybody out there?
anyone that’s loved in vain
anyone that feels the same

is there anybody waiting?
waiting for a chance to win
give it up and start again

we all need something new
something that is true
and someone else to feel it too

i feel so high – no one else would know it
i don’t know why i feel the way i do
i can’ t let go – and i’m not scared to show it
cuz being here feels right
tell me – how do ya feel tonight?

is there anybody out there?
anyone that can’t explain
anyone that feels no pain

is there anybody dreaming
dreaming of better day
when everything goes your way

we all need something new
something that is true
and someone else to feel it too
someone just like you

2
C'mon C'mon C'mon

cmon cmon cmon – were gonna make it home tonight
cmon cmon cmon – everything’s gonna be alright

the nite is alive – the world is asleep
dreaming of promises they cant keep
we gotta be tough we gotta be strong
its only love were waiting on

so cmon cmon cmon – were gonna make it home tonight
cmon cmon cmon – everything’s gonna be alright

its only a dream – its all in your head
its only some words somebody said
we can believe what we wanna believe
and you can believe in me

3
Getaway

Written by Bryan Adams and Gretchen Peters 1997

drove all night from new york city
in your best friend’s car
knocked on my door about five thirty
nursing a broken heart
still got you keys in your back pocket – still got your jacket on
back door’s open baby – i don’t lock it
we can leave any time we want

i got my motor runnin’ – fingers drummin’
i never planned to stay
getaway – ya know it’s now or never
getaway – nobody lives forever
we’re only waitin’ just to make our getaway

hey baby were good together
seemed like you’d always be my girl
but looking back now we were just too clever
thinking love could change the world
ya know there’s no point in waitin’ – hesitating
we gotta leave today…

4
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

5
Fearless

it’s 3am – and i’m lying here next to you
what cha gonna do?
will you tell a story – when he asks you where the hell you’ve been
or will you tell the truth?

i ain’t holdin back – i know where i stand
i just want to be with you
ya gotta face the fact – baby i’m your man
i’ve gotta get it through to you
i’m fearless

you don’t have to hide – you don’t have to share half your life
with some other guy
baby we’re so strong – and it’s been going on so long
it’s time to make it right – ‘want you to spend the night

i ain’t holdin back – i know where i stand
i just want to be with you
ya gotta face the fact – baby i’m your man
i’ve gotta get it through to you
i’m fearless

6
I'm A Liar

1998 Bryan Adams and Gretchen Peters

maybe i told you right from the start
you can have me
but you can’t have my heart
it’s easy enough to say but i couldn’t care less
ya i mighta said you were on my mind
guess i talked a pretty good line
but hey i can talk all day
but i just can’t confess

that i’m a liar
i’m a victim of desire
i’m moth into the fire
i’m over my head – forget what i said
tell ya i’m a liar
i’m just walking on the wire
i couldn’t get much higher
i’m over my head – forget what i said
baby i’m a liar

when i told you i was hard to pin down
ya know i was just messin around
guess you know by now that’s just my way
and if you want stories – well i got a few
but hey – this is the truth i swear to you
how many more times do you want me to say…

if i told ya to go away
baby you can’t believe a thing i say
listen…

7
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

8
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

9
Inside Out

the biggest lie you ever told – your deepest fear ’bout growin’ old
the longest night you ever spent – the angriest letter you never sent
the boy you swore you’d never leave – the one you kissed on new year’s eve
the sweetest dream you had last night – your darkest hour, your hardest fight

i wanna know you – like i know myself
i’m waitin’ for you – there ain’t no one else
talk to me baby – scream and shout
i want to know you – inside out
i wanna dig down deep – i wanna lose some sleep
i wanna scream & shout – i wanna know you inside out
i wanna take my time – i wanna know your mind
ya know there ain’t no doubt – i wanna know you inside out

the saddest song you ever heard – the most you said with just one word
the loneliest prayer you ever prayed – the truest vow you ever made
what makes you laugh, what makes you cry
what makes you mad, what gets you by
your highest high, your lowest low – these are the things i want to know

i wanna know you – like i know myself
i’m waitin’ for you – there ain’t no one else
talk to me baby – scream and shout
i want to know you – inside out
i wanna dig down deep – i wanna lose some sleep
i wanna scream & shout – i wanna know you inside out
i wanna take my time – i wanna know your mind
ya know there ain’t no doubt – i wanna know you inside out
i wanna know your soul – i wanna lose control
c’mon n’ let it out – i wanna know you inside out
ya gotta dig down deep – i wanna lose some sleep
i wanna scream & shout – i wanna know you inside out
tell me everything

10
If I Had You

if i was blind – you could make me see
if i was down – you could comfort me
well i ain’t got a lot – but what i got is true
there’s nothing i can’t do – if i had you

i could walk on water – i could dance on air
go any place – go anywhere
could climb the empire state – and the rockies too
there’s nothing i can’t do – if i had you

if i had you – for what else could i pray?
if i had you – i could make my way
the sun is up – the sky is blue
there’s nothing i can’t do – if i had you

if i had you – for what else could i plead?
if i had you – i’d have all i need
the sun is up – the sky is blue
there’s nothing i can’t do – if i had you
there’s nothing i can’t do – if i had you

11
Before The Night Is Over

hey baby – i got someone n’ you got someone too
hey baby – i don’t know what we’re gonna do
how can something wrong feel so right
c’mon baby – hold on tight

before the night is over
we gonna get what we desire
remember what i told ya
this could set our hearts on fire

hey baby – we’re old enough to know it’s a sin
hey baby – the door is open slide on in
this feels too good to be true
i’ll tell ya what i want to do

before the night is over
we gonna get what we desire
remember what i told ya
this could set our hearts on fire

i don’t wanna tell a lie
this is something we can’t hide

12
I Don't Wanna Live Forever

1998 Bryan Adams and Gretchen Peters

all i want is a real fast car
wanna go too fast – i wanna go too far
i wanna take a bite of this sweet sweet life
while the gettin’s good and the time right
i wanna fill my cup – i wanna drink it up

i don’t wanna live forever
i just wanna go for broke
gonna ride thru any kind of weather
go out in cloud of smoke
i don’t wanna live – don’t wanna live forever
don’t wanna live – don’t wanna live forever

all i need is a good excuse
you can cut my reins and turn me loose
i’m gonna pull my weight i’m gonna push my luck
i gonna go down fightin when my time is up
you know i don’t care – i’m gonna get my share

i don’t wanna live forever
i just wanna go for broke
gonna ride thru any kind of weather
go out in cloud of smoke
i don’t wanna live – don’t wanna live forever
don’t wanna live – don’t wanna live forever

i wanna fill my cup – i wanna drink it up
ya – i don’t care i’m wanna get my share

13
Lie To Me

i walked in – you walked out
i knew right then – something was up
ya said ‘don’t ask me no questions – won’t tell ya no lies’
it comes as such a surprise
‘think i’ll close my eyes – to the pain
cuz tonight i don’t wanna know where you’ve bin

so won’t you lie to me
then i can’t be mistaken
swear that you will lie to me
i don’t wanna hear my heart breakin’

tell me the things that i wanna hear,
i don’t give a damn if you ain’t sincere,
baby just swear, (baby just swear)
swear that you’ll lie (swear that you’ll lie) to me

you walked in – i walked out
baby this ain’t what – we’ve bin about
if i touched your hand – would ya pull it away
was it something i didn’t say
i forgive ya all – the same
but tonight i don’t wanna know where you’ve bin

(chorus)

you can’t say the things you want
i won’t let ya tell the truth
cuz i don’t (cuz i don’t) give a damn (give a damn)
and i don’t (and i don’t) wanna know where you bin

14
Where Angels Fear To Tread

well i’m wrapped around your finger
i’m never letting go
you know i’m happy just to linger
and let the feeling flow

this must be an illusion
i know this can’t be real
but right here and right now
this is paradise i feel

i never thought i’d find someone to move me
someone who could see right thru me
you found your way into my head
where even angels fear to tread

don’t wanna go out walkin’
don’t wanna to take a drive
don’t wanna move from this sweet spot baby
while this feelin’s still alive

the way we fit together
it’s like we’re meant to be
and right here and right now
this is paradise to me

15
Hey Baby

(b-side of a single) 1998 Bryan Adams and Gretchen Peters

Hey baby you oughta be free
You gotta get out and chase all your dreams
There ain’t no point in you waiting for me
Hey baby you oughta be free

Hey baby it’s gonna be fine
You goin’ your way and me goin’ mine
We’ll be together somewhere down the line
Hey baby it’s gonna be fine

Hey baby
You got to give it a try
Hey baby
Spread out your wings and just fly
Hey baby
You know that I’m on your side

Hey baby you better take care
Harden your heart cause it’s lonely out there
It won’t be easy and it won’t be fair
Hey baby you better take care

Hey baby you gotta be strong
You’ve had this feeling inside all along
You can only deny yourself for so long
Hey baby you gotta be strong

16
Let's Talk About Love

Everywhere I go all the places that Ive been
Every smile is a new horizon on a land Ive never seen
There are people around the world –
different faces different names
But there’s one true emotion that
reminds me we’re the same…
Let’s talk about love

From the laughter of a child to the tears
of a grown man
There’s a thread that runs right through us
all and helps us understand
As subtle as a breeze – that fans a flicker
to a flame
From the very first sweet melody to the
very last refrain…

Let’s talk about love
Let’s talk about us
Let’s talk about life
Let’s talk about trust
Let’s talk about love

It’s the king of all who live and the
queen of good hearts
It’s the ace you may keep up your
sleeve – till the name is all but lost
As deep as any sea – with the rage of any storm
But as gentle as a falling leave on any autumn morn…

Chorus

Let’s talk about love – it’s all we’re needin’
Let’s talk about us – it’s the air we’re breathin’
Let’s talk about life – I wanna know you
Let’s talk about trust – and I wanna show you
Let’s talk about love

17
She Believes In Me

i’m tossing and turning and i can’t get to sleep
got something on my mind – i just can’t release
then she whispers so softly – that she believes in me

if i let her down – and tried to disguise it
she always see through it always replies that
no matter what i do – she believes in me

all the times i failed – gone slighty off the rails
she’s there to remind me – she believes in me
when it all goes wrong and i feel i’m own
she’s there to remind me – she believes in me

don’t get me wrong – i not some kind of fool
i give her my world if she asked me to
cuz here’s no denying – she believes in me

but i’m only human – i’m just a guy
that sometimes makes mistakes and i can’t explain why
some say crazy – but she believes in me

18
What Does It Do To Your Heart

maybe ya don’t need complications
but this is a simple situation
there’s a chance that this could be the one

you may be wrong or you may be right
but this ain’t something you wanna fight
let your feelings go – cuz ya really need to know

what does it do to your heart?
when she hangs on every word you say
and she’s casting every single smile your way

what does it do to your soul?
when you know that everything she needs
is simply being around the air you breathe
what does it do to your heart?

looking from the outside in
i see there’s something deep within
you can’t deny your lives are worlds apart

sometimes life can be confusin’
i tell ya this ain’t no illusion
let your feelings show – if ya really wanna know

what does it do to your heart?
when she hangs on every word you say
and she’s casting every single smile your way

what does it do to your soul?
when you know that everything she needs
is simply being around the air you breathe
what does it do to your heart?

19
I Love Ya Too Much

When You’re Gone B-side

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produced by bryan adams and bob rock

produced by bryan adams and bob rock and phil western~

produced by bryan adams

all music arranged by bryan adams

recorded by randy staub

additional recording by dean maher, phil thornalley and phil western

mixed at warehouse studio, vancouver, canada

mixed by bob clearmountain

assisted by dean maher

technical assistance: ron vermeulen

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mastered by bob ludwig at gateway mastering studios


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dudes of leisure:

ba: guitars, bass, mellotron, wurlitzer piano, and all vocals

keith scott: guitars and six string bass

mickey curry: drums

dave taylor: bass

danny cummings: percussion


honorary dudes of leisure:

guitar and bass: phil thornalley

keyboards: phil western, robbie buchanan

programming: phil western, mike gillies, olle room

hammond organ: vince jones, dave pickell

acoustic piano: dave pickell

strings: vancouver orchestra

arranged by bryan adams and bob buckley

string arrangement on on a day like today by dave munday and phil thornalley


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package design by greg ross and bryan adams

art coordination: sandra brummels


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