So Far So Good
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1993
1
Summer Of '69

I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played it til my fingers bled
It was the summer of ’69

Me and some guys from school
Had a band and we tried real hard
Jimmy quit and Jody got married
I shoulda known we’d never get far

Oh when I look back now
That summer seemed to last forever
And if I had the choice
Ya – I’d always wanna be there
Those were the best days of my life

Ain’t no use in complainin’
When you got a job to do
Spent my evenin’s down at the drive-in
And that’s when I met you

Standin’ on your Mama’s porch
You told me that you’d wait forever
Oh and when you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life
Back in the summer of ’69

Man we were killin’ time
We were young and restless
We needed to unwind
I guess nothin’ can last forever – forever, no

And now the times are changin’
Look at everything that’s come and gone
Sometimes when I play that old six-string
I think about ya wonder what went wrong

Standin’ on your Mama’s porch
You told me it would last forever
Oh the way you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life
Back in the summer of ’69
Me and my baby in a ’69…

2
Straight from the Heart

I could start dreamin’ but it never ends
As long as you’re gone we may as well pretend
I’ve been dreamin’
Straight from the heart

You say it’s easy but who’s to say
That we’d be able to keep it this way
But it’s easier
Straight from the heart

Give it to me straight from the heart
Tell me we can make another start
You know I’ll never go
As long as I know
It’s coming straight from the heart

I’ll see you on the street some other time
And all our words would just fall out of line
Cuz I’m dreamin’ – straight from the heart

Give it to me straight from the heart
Tell me we can make another start
You know I’ll never go
As long as I know
It’s coming straight from the heart

3
It's Only Love

When the feelin’ is ended
There ain’t no use pretendin’
Don’t ya worry – it’s only love

When your world has been shattered
Ain’t nothin’ else matters
It ain’t over – it’s only love
And that’s all – ya

When your heart has been broken
Hard words have been spoken
It ain’t easy – but it’s only love

And if your life ain’t worth livin’
And you’re ready to give in
Just remember – that it’s only love

You can live without the aggravation
Ya gotta wanna win – ya gotta wanna win

You keep lookin’ back in desperation
Over and over and over again

When your world is shattered
Ain’t nothin’ else matters
It ain’t over – it’s only love

If your life ain’t worth livin’
And you’re ready to give in
Just remember – that it’s only love
Ya – that’s all
Ya it ain’t easy baby
But it’s only love – and that’s all

4
Can't Stop This Thing We Started

You might stop a hurricane
Might even stop the drivin’ rain
You might have a dozen other guys
But if you wanna stop me baby – don’t even try
I’m goin’ one way – your way
It’s such a strong way – let’s make it our way

Can’t stop this thing we started
You gotta know it’s right
Can’t stop this course we’ve plotted
This thing called love we got it
No place for the brokenhearted
Can’t stop this thing we started – no way
I’m goin’ your way!

You might stop the world spinnin’ round
Might even walk on holy ground
I ain’t Superman and I can’t fly
But if you wanna stop me baby – don’t even try
I’m goin’ one way – your way
It’s such a strong way – let’s make it our way

Chorus

Oh – why take it slow – I gotta know
Nothing can stop this thing that we got

5
Do I Have to Say the Words?

Rescue me from the mire
Whisper words of desire
Rescue me – Darling rescue me
With your arms open wide
Want you here by my side
Come to me – darling rescue me
When this world’s closing in
There’s no need to pretend
Set me free – darling rescue me

I don’t wanna let you go
So I’m standing in your way
I never needed anyone like I’m needin’ you today

Do I have to say the words?
Do I have to tell the truth?
Do I have to shout it out?
Do I have to say a prayer?
Must I prove to you how good we are together?
Do I have to say the words

Rescue me from despair
Tell me you will be there
Rescue me – darlin’ rescue me

Every dream that we share
Every cross that we bear
Come to me – darlin’ rescue me

6
This Time

I think about her all the time
She’s my fantasy
An image burnin’ in my mind
Callin’ out to me

While my imagination’s runnin’ wild
Yeah – things are getting clearer

This time everything is all right
No way she’s gonna get away
This time everything is easy
Any day – I’m gonna make her mine

I’ve thought of every word I’d say
Give or take a few
But she turns and slowly walks away
What do I have to do

Hey – turn up your radio
Oh – there’s somethin’ I want you to know

This time everything is all right
No way she’s gonna get away
This time everything is easy
Any day – I’m gonna make her mine

Well it’s hard to take cause she’s miles away
And I’ve waited a long time
But the feelin’s right and darlin’ one of these nights
Yeah – I’m gonna let you know

This time everything is all right
No way she’s gonna get away
This time everything is easy
Any day – I’m gonna make her mine

7
Run to You

She says her love for me could never die
But that’d change if she ever found out about you and I
Oh – but her love is cold
It wouldn’t hurt her if she didn’t know
And when it gets too much
I need to feel your touch

I’m gonna run to you
I’m gonna run to you
Cause when the feelin’s right I’m gonna run all night
I’m gonna run to you

She’s got a heart of gold she’d never let me down
But you’re the one that always turns me on
You keep me comin’ ’round
I know her love is true
But it’s so damn easy makin’ love to you
I got my mind made up
I need to feel your touch

I’m gonna run to you
I’m gonna run to you
Ya when the feelin’s right I’m gonna stay all night
I’m gonna run to you

8
Heaven

1983 Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance

Oh – thinkin’ about all our younger years
There was only you and me
We were young and wild and free
Now nothin’ can take you away from me
We’ve been down that road before
But that’s over now
You keep me comin’ back for more

Baby you’re all that I want
When you’re lyin’ here in my arms
I’m findin’ it hard to believe
We’re in heaven
And love is all that I need
And I found it here in your heart
It isn’t too hard to see
We’re in heaven

Oh – once in your life you find someone
Who will turn your world around
Bring you up when you’re feelin’ down
Ya-nothin’ could change what you mean to me
Oh there’s lots that I could say
But just hold me now
Cause our love will light the way

Chorus

I’ve been waitin’ for so long – for somethin’ to arrive
For love to come along
Now our dreams are comin’ true – through the good times and the bad
Ya – I’ll be standin’ there by you

9
Cuts Like a Knife

Drivin’ home this evening
I coulda sworn we had it all worked out
You had this boy believin’
Way beyond the shadow of a doubt

The I heard it on the street
I heard you mighta found somebody new
Well who is he baby – who is he
And tell me what he means to you

I took it all for granted
But how was I to know
That you’d be letting go

Now it cuts like a knife
But it feels so right
It cuts like a knife
But it feels so right

There’s times I’ve ‘bin mistaken
There’s tines I thought I’d ‘bin misunderstood
So wait a minute darlin’
Can’t you see we did the best we could

This would be the first time
Things have gone astray
Now you’ve thrown it all away

Now it cuts like a knife
But it feels so right
It cuts like a knife
But it feels so right

10
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You

Look into my eyes – you will see
What you mean to me
Search your heart – search your soul
And when you find me there you’ll search no more
Don’t tell me it’s not worth tryin’ for
You can’t tell me it’s not worth dyin’ for
You know it’s true
Everything I do – I do it for you

Look into my heart – you will find
There’s nothin’ there to hide
Take me as I am – take my life
I would give it all I would sacrifice
Don’t tell me it’s not worth fightin’ for
I can’t help it there’s nothin’ I want more
Ya know it’s true
Everything I do – I do it for you

There’s no love – like your love
And no other – could give more love
There’s nowhere – unless you’re there
All the time – all the way

Don’t tell me it’s not worth tryin’ for
I can’t help it there’s nothin’ I want more
I would fight for you – I’d lie for you
Walk the wire for you – Ya I’d die for you

Ya know it’s true
Everything I do – I do it for you

11
Somebody

I bin lookin’ for someone
Between the fire and the flame
We’re all lookin’ for somethin’
To ease the pain
Now who can you turn to
When it’s all black and white
And the winners are losers
You see it every night

Chorus

I need somebody
Somebody like you
Everybody needs somebody
I need somebody
Hey what about you
Everybody needs somebody

When you’re out on the front line
And you’re watchin’ them fall
It doesn’t take long to realize
It ain’t worth fightin’ for

I thought I saw the Madonna
When you walked in the room
Well your eyes were like diamonds
And they cut right through – oh they cut right through

Chorus

Another night another lesson learned
It’s the distance keeps us sane
But when the silence leads to sorrow
We do it all again – all again

Chorus

12
Kids Wanna Rock

Turned on the radio
Sounded like a disco
Musta turned the dial for a couple of miles
But I couldn’t find no rock ‘n roll

This computerized crap ain’t gettin’ me off
Everywhere I go the kids wanna rock

London to L.A.
Talkin’ ’bout the new wave
For a couple of bucks you get a weird haircut
And waste your life away

Around the world or around the block
Everywhere I go the kids wanna rock

Get me my D.J.
I got somethin’ he’s gotta play
Wanna hear it I can’t wait
So turn it up, turn it up…

Kick down the barricades
Listen to what the kids say
From time to time people change their minds
But the music is here to stay

I’ve seen it all from the bottom to the top
Everywhere I go kids wanna rock

Around the world or around the block
Everywhere I go the kids wanna rock
Everywhere I go the kids wanna rock

13
Heat of the Night

i was caught in the crossfire of a silent scream
where one man’s nightmare is another man’s dream
pull the cover up high – and pray for the mornin’ light
cause you’re livin’ alone – in the heat of the night

met a man with a message from the other side
couldn’t take the pressure – had to leave it behind
he said it’s up to you
you can run or you can fight (ya that’s right)
better leave it alone – in the heat of the night

in the heat of the night they’ll be comin’ around
they’ll be lookin’ for answers they’ll be chasin’ you down
in the heat of the night
(where ya gonna hide when it all comes down)
(don’t look back don’t ever turn around)

had to pay the piper to call the tune
said he’d be back someday – said he’d be back real soon
pull the shades down low – you’ll know when the time is right
when you’re lyin’ alone in the heat of the night

14
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

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Special thanks to all the people that were involved in making these songs come alive in the studio and on the road over the last 15 years, and especially to our fans. Well see ya again!


Lyric Book, 32 full-size pages, illustrated in colour.

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1993 Badman Ltd./A&M Records, Inc

Landover: Paul Clark and Nick Kendrick

Art Direction & Design: STAC

Photography: Andrew Catlin

All songs Mixed by Bob Clearmountain

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

Management: Bruce Allen

This Compilation 1993 A&M Records, INC. All rights reserved. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited.

Printed in the USA A&M records, INC.,

P.O. Box 118 Hollywood, CA 90078

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