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1
Eastside Story

there was this girl i used to see – down on 42nd street
she’d walk by on her way to work – n’ make the air smell so sweet
i used to sit in a coffee shop – sometimes i’d have a cup
and when she’d go by – she’d light up the sky
like the sun coming up

she be standin’ by the bus stop – driver opened up the door
i’d just would sit n’ watch her – getting on the 104
i wanna give her my number – i wanna tell her my name
wanna climb on board that cross-town bus
take a chance she feels the same

it’s just another east side story
everybody’s got a tale to tell
and like a hundred guys before me
i fell under her spell

now some things you hold on to – and some you just let go
seems like the ones that you can’t have
are the ones that you want most
i think about her sometimes – i wonder if she was real
and if i ever find her i’m gonna tell her how i feel

it’s just another east side story
everybody’s got a tale to tell
and like a hundred guys before me
i fell under her spell

it’s still the same old story – it’s still the same old game
up there on the eastside – life goes on the same
she never knew my number – never even knew my name
she climbed on board that cross-town bus
and i never saw her again

2
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

chorus

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

3
Not Romeo - Not Juliet

this is a story about a boy and girl
trying find a life in the big world
somehow they’re together
there ain’t much to the mystery
misery loves company
she just waves her hand and says whatever

this ain’t love this ain’t love this ain’t love at all
and he says…

we’re not romeo we’re not juliet
how long does it take to fill this emptyness
we’re just two lost souls and baby we got no regrets
we don’t wanna say bye-bye
babe it’s just you and i
we’re not romeo not juliet

he ain’t pretty with his hard old heart
second generation immigrant scars
and he knows that this ain’t heaven – no
she’s all skinny like a cigarette
and he’s the only thing – the only thing that she respects
and he’s trying to make it better

this ain’t love this ain’t love this ain’t love at all
and she says…

we’re not romeo not juliet
you’d thought you’d seen it all – but you ain’t seen nothin’ yet
we’re just two lost souls and baby we got no regrets
now it’s just you and i
we’re nothin’ unless we try
we’re not romeo – not juliet

it has to feel right but it never does
it has to be perfect but it never is
you wanna be sure but you never do
we’re not romeo – or juliet were just me and you

4
Flying

if you ever feel like youre gonna fall oh ill be there
if you ever feel down or feel small oh dont despair
and if you ever feel lost or feel alone babe cmon home

lets just make love all night
lets just hold on so tight
lets make it last for life
i wont let you go

ya were flying feels just like flying
were such a long way up – from the ground
just u and me flying so high n
im never gonna come down

every time you turn around and wanna run oh come to me
when every little dream comes undone oh dont worry

lets just make love all night
lets just hold on so tight
lets make it last for life
i wont let you go

ya were flying
so high and
were never gonna come downyou and me

5
She's A Little Too Good For Me

she got the brains – she got the looks
she knows all the right people – reads all the right books
she’s got my name – she’s got my number
but what she see’s in me – i sometimes wonder

shes a little too good for me
she’s gonna change me if i let her
shes a little too good for me
but i’m getting better

i’m just a guy – i’m just me
i’m happy with my feet up on the table – in front of my tv
we’re world’s apart – we’re night and day
she’s dinner by candle light – i’m just a take-a-way

shes a little too good for me
she’s gonna change me if i let her
shes a little too good for me
but i’m getting better

she’s says i do something to her
all her friends say i’m a loser

6
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…

7
Room Service

when a hotel rooms the closest thing you got to home
you could be in philadelphia you could even be in rome
you gotta dial nine to get an outside line
i even need a concierge just to take a drive its a crazy life

i hope to see you smile but im always wrong
its a different melody but the same old song…

ya ive been on the road nearly all my life
been around the world bout a thousand times
still a knock on the door makes me nervous
i think ill see you standing there but no
its only room service ya room service

ive been living out my suitcase as long as i remember
lifes the same it doesnt change its a gibson or a fender
i still think about you babe i swear sometimes i see your face
these are crazy days

i think i hear your voice – but its just a dream
its a brand new movie but the same old scene

chorus

ya know i wouldnt change a thing no
im just waiting for the bell in room to ring

i hope to see you smile but im always wrong
its a different melody but the same old song…

8
I Was Only Dreamin'

she left her shoes out on the beach
she left my dreams just out of reach
she left her footprints in the sand
she was a bird right in the hand

i met a girl that made me laugh
she left a faded photograph
i thought i heard a siren song
i sang along but i was…

i was only dreamin’
i was only dreamin’
visions in my head
talkin in my sleep
turning in my bed
life was so complete
her shoes were on the beach
but i was only dreamin’

i met a girl that talked in rhyme
i met a girl who took her time
i saw the ocean in her eyes
i saw myself unrecognized

and all the stars up in the sky
fell down like rain and made me cry
i held the world right in my hands
i held her close but i was…

9
Right Back Where I Started From

you don’t know what you got – until you lose it
i can testify that that’s the truth
i had it all and didn’t know how to use it
i was so stupid – it was right before my eyes

i’ve been looking all my life
waiting for the perfect time
never knew that i would find it
right back where i started from

why’d i have to go so far
when everything was where you are
how’d i know that you be waiting
right back where i started from…where i started from

who can tell ya where the rivers flowin’
just ride the wave – let it take ya down
all the twists and turns i navigated
it’s so frustratin’, you were there all the time

i know where i’m headed to – it’s right back where i’ve been

10
Nowhere Fast

we’re always on the run these days
we hardly have the time to say
what matters most of all

ya you’ve always been the only one
the only one to make me run
anytime you call

let’s not talk about the future
let’s not talk about the days gone past
all this time – we’ve been runnin round in circles
i can feel a change a comin’
and i know we’re gonna make it last
from now on – we’ll be goin somewhere slowly
instead of going nowhere fast

when everything has come and gone
we’ll look back on this road we’re on
ya well see how far we’ve come
(ya we’ve come a long way)

faster than the days go by
i know we’re gonna make them last
instead of goin nowhere fast

11
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

12
Blessing In Disguise

are you lonely – are you crying
are those teardrops in your eyes
is it more blues – is it bad news
is it a curse, or a blessing in disguise

did you leave him – do you love him
have you said your – said your last goodbyes
is it over – are you sorry
could it be a blessing in disguise

it’s the scars that make you stronger
it’s the hard times that make you wise
it’s the sweet things only time brings
that arrive like a blessing in disguise

clouds roll by and bring the rain
tears will dry, and ease the pain

let me be your silver lining
shining thru like a blessing in disguise
shining thru like a blessing in disguise

13
Friday Night In London

i’ve been around – i’ve seen some things
i’ve drank champagne by the Seine
and i know ’bout the pleasure it brings

i’ve been round the world – but that ain’t enough
you gotta be with someone special
cuz being alone is kinda tough when it’s…

friday night in London city
from Leicester Square right down to Chelsea
there’s parties happenin’ everywhere
but it don’t feel the same without ya
everything would be so easy
if you could be right here with me
don’t wanna be all by myself
at twelve o’clock on a friday night in London

i’ve been here and there – i’ve been everywhere
seen everything there’s to see – but its true that it never compares

to being at home – as long as you’re not alone
cuz you gotta be with someone special
instead of being on your own when it’s…

all ya needs a little love on a friday night in London city

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produced by bryan adams*

mixed by bob clearmountain

engineered by ben dobie

* flying produced by bryan adams and robert john "mutt" lange


musicians:

ba - guitar, dobro, harmonica, piano and bass

mickey curry - drums

keith scott - guitars


additional musicians and programmers:

norm fisher - bass

gary breit - piano and organ

phil thornalley - additional production, guitars and keyboards

yoad nevo - additional production, programming, percussion, guitars

declan masterson - irish whistle on flying

maurice seezer - accordian and piano on flying

gavin greenaway string arrangemnent on flying

michael kamen - string arrangement and oboe on i was only dreaming

ben dobie, avril mackintosh and olle romo - protools editing

the pointless brothers - background vocals on flying


technical:

kevin harp - mix assistant at mix this!

kirk mcnally - second engineer

sandee bathgate - studio management and session coordinator

katie beiver - studio management

jody perpick - tour management

lance standnyk - guitar tech and doughnuts

toe prodaehl - equipment + best chat up lines to air canada stewardesses

manu luyton - chef + ebay wine expert

scottie macpherson - best cup of tea and runner

roy lamb tour production, ciggies and cognac

judith loof - personal assistant

mastered by bob ludwig at gateway


management: bruce allen info@bruceallen.com


US booking agent: terry rhodes music@icmtalent.com

european booking agent: carl leighton-pope info@l-po.com


basic tracks were recorded by bob clearmountain at the warehouse studio, vancouver, canada 29 september - 5 october, 2002

basic tracks second session by bob clearmountain at the warehouse studio, vancouver, canada 18 - 23 may, 2003

basic tracks third session by ben dobie and kirk mcnally at the warehouse studio, vancouver, canada 7-8 november, 2003

www.warehousestudio.com


vocals and overdubs were recorded on tour at the following hotels:

- the four seasons hotel - milan, italy 19 - 21 october, 2002

- hotel adlon berlin, germany 16 - 17 november, 2002

- hotel ritz - paris, france 1 - 2 december, 2002

- hilton noga cannes, france 19 - 20 february, 2003

- arts hotel barcelona, spain 20 february, 2003

- hotel villa magna Madrid, spain 24 february, 2003

- the grenadine islands 2 - 4 march, 2003

- hyatt regency - cologne, germany 10 - 12 march, 2003

- hotel astrid park plaza - antwerp, belgium 13 march + may 10, 2003

- the grenadine islands 4 - 7 april, 2003

- the savoy - prague, czech republic 18 april, 2003

- hotel imperial - vienna, austria 21 april, 2003

- hotel lev - ljubljanna, slovenia 22 april, 2003

- magdeburg - bordelandhalle, germany 13 may, 2003

- atlantico pavilion - lisbon, portugal 18 june, 2003

- lapa palace - lisbon, portugal 19 june, 2003

- muliusos - guimaraes, portugal 21 june, 2003

- hotel infante de sagres oporto, portugal 22 june, 2003

- four seasons hotel dublin, ireland 23 june, 2003

- hotel dinglaterra rome, italy 24 june, 2003

- katy barkers apartment, st. germain, paris, france 13 14 december, 2003

- four seasons hotel berlin, germany 13 - 16 february, 2004

- widder hotel - zurich, switzerland 4 april, 2004

- first hotel - bergen, norway 2 june, 2004

- SAS hotel - helsingsborg, sweden 3 june, 2004

- radison SAS hotel limfjordshotel - alborg, denmark 4 june, 2004


additional recording done in the following studios and concert halls:

- strings for "i was only dreaming" - studiomega ouest, paris, france 27 january, 2001, recorded by randy staub

- additional keyboards at velodrome, berlin, germany

- bass o/d's in erfurt and berlin, germany

- yoad did his parts in his studio

- declan masterson and morris cesar recorded on flying at westland studio, dublin, ireland

- phil did his parts in his studio

- backstage at the munich olympiahalle, germany 14 november, 2002

- guitars backstage in ljubljanna, slovenia

- guitars backstage in the sportpalis antwerp, belgium

- guitars backstage in the atlantico pavillion lisbon, portugal

- guitars backstage in the concert hall, porto, portugal

- arena, breman, germany 14 may, 03

- coliseu, porto, portugal 20 june, 2003

- keith guitars backstage at the lethbridge arena, alberta canada, 14 november, 2003


this CD is dedicated to the friends and loved ones that we lost during the making of this record: michael kamen, eddie and alice curry, shirley russell and david mctaggert.


photographs: bryan adams

design: dirk rudolph

guitar designed by: john richmond and steve thompson

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