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REO Speedwagon
REO Speedwagon


Background information
Origin Champaign, Illinois, United States
Genre(s) Rock
Hard Rock
Years active 1967—present
Label(s) Epic Records
Associated acts Styx
Members
Dave Amato
Kevin Cronin
Neal Doughty
Bruce Hall
Bryan Hitt
Former members
Mike Murphy
Gary Richrath
Alan Gratzer
Gregg Philbin
Terry Luttrell
Bill Fiorio
Jesse Harms
Graham Lear
Miles Joseph
Steve Scorfina
Mike Blair
Joe Matt
Bob Crownover
Joe McCabe



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REO Speedwagon Album


Nine Lives (1979)
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I'm gettin' heavy on your love
Every night
Gettin' ready for your love
With all of my might
I was crazy for your love
Never stayed around you love
Aw but you make me deadly

I was lost but now I've found
Havin' you around has made me heavy,
Heavy on your love.

Heavy on your love,
Old enough to wait
Got a letter full of love
And it's just about to break
Cause my love was never real
I could touch but never feel
Ah, but you make me deadly

I was lost but now I've found
Havin' you around has made me heavy,
Heavy on your love

. . .


I've been trying to run my life
Using every trick I knew.
I say anything anytime to anybody.
I do what I always wanted to.
But that's no way to keep me happy.
It's an old disguise.

I may be wealthy but I can still be wise
Drop my old disguise.
I can't seem to end my day
Until I feel something's said and done.
A flashy guitar or a hot new car
Or at least a little fun.
But that's no way to keep me healthy.
It's an old disguise.
I may be wealthy but I can still be wise
Drop my old disguise.

Drop it. Drop it. It's an old disguise.
Drop it. Drop it. Open up your eyes.
Drop it. Drop it. You ain't got nine lives
Drop it. Drop it.

. . .


You may not know this but you are everything you've ever needed.
Heaven with a touch of New York. Silver with a touch of gold.
And I can see where you're goin', but I don't really know the way.
It's got too many changes, too much rearranging,
Too many ways to go astray.

So if you wanna go, let me go along
I never walked that road alone
I heard it was hard
I heard it was long
But we'll come back alive
'Cause only the strong survive

You walk on a wire, make a game of desire, pitchin' pennies down a wishing well.
You're leading the blind through there high and low times, but baby can you lead yourself?
So calm down, honey, forget about the money. If you need me I'll always be there.
Go ride your high horse alone of course
'Cause if you need me I'll always care

. . .


South of the border and busted,
Caught by a woman I trusted,
Now don't you call me a fool,
It could have happened to you,
It's just my luck,
It had to happen to me.

Sweet Carmelita betrayed me
She said, "Take me home, serenade me."
I figured a song could do me no wrong.
I didn't know how wrong I could be.

Easy money for just one run to Peru.
It'll be so easy. We'll have no trouble gettin' through.
Well I almost made it, except for that one border guard.
He opened up my guitar. Hello prison yard.
Goodbye easy money. Easy money.

The chiquita must have told 'em my story
'Cause when my eyes finally focused next morning
Carmelita had spoken 'bout guitars and some coke
And she laughed as they slapped me in chains.

I was thrown in cell with a killer.
A convict who coughed through the night.
While I laid awake with the chills and shakes,
Hoping for a file in a cake.

Easy money for just one run to Peru.
It'll be so easy. We'll have no trouble gettin' through.
Well I almost made it, except for that one border guard.
He opened up my guitar. Hello prison yard.
Just to make me mad he smashed my guitar.
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye,
Easy money

. . .


Rock And Roll Music
(Chuck Berry)

Just let me hear some of that rock'n'roll music
Any old way you choose it
It's got a backbeat, you can't lose it
Any old time you use it
It's gotta be rock - roll music
If you wanna dance with me
If you wanna dance with me

I took my loved one over 'cross the tracks
So she could her my man a - whalin' sax
I must admit they have a rockin' band
Man they were goin' like a hurricane
That's why I go for that rock'n'roll music
Any old way you use it
It's got a backbeat, you can't lose it
Any old time you choose it
It's gotta be rock - roll music
If you wanna dance with me
If you wanna dance with me

Don't care to hear 'em play the tango
I'm in no mood to dig a mambo
It's way too early for the congo
So keep a - rockin' that piano
So I can hear some of that rock'n'roll music
any old way you choose it
It's got a backbeat, you can't lose it
Any old time you use it
It's gotta be rock - roll music
If you wanna dance with me
If you wanna dance with me

Way down South they gave a jubilee
Them country folks they had a jamboree
They're drinkin' home - brew from a wooden cup
The folks dancin' got all shook up
And started playin' that rock'n'roll music
Any old time you choose it
It's got a backbeat, you can't lose it
Any old time you use it
It's gotta be rock - roll music
If you wanna dance with me
If you wanna dance with me

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I always wondered if I could give
Enough love for a woman to live on
But as I grow, as I learn and live,
I find it's best to forget and forgive.

I could be dancing on the ocean.
I could be singing to the sea.
But I am poetry in motion.
I'm yours!

When I was young I was so filled with love,
Jealousy stung but never deep enough
'Cause I feel rain falling from above.
I only thirst for your to share my cup.

I could be dancing on the ocean.
I could be singing to the sea.
But I am poetry in motion.
I'm yours, people. Take me.

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How can I show you?
I take back what I told you.
'Cause something happens when I hold you,
And that makes everything all right.

And oh... oh... I need you tonight.
I just need you tonight.
I wrote all I can write.
I just need you tonight.

In need you tonight.

Secrets I keep here.
Buried so very deep here.
If only somehow you could sleep here,
you'd make everything all right.

. . .


I remember it well, that day last spring,
When the snow lay deep on the mountain trails.
It was winter's last showin' and our last fling
Before returning to our lives in the valley.

We pretended we were lost in the wilderness,
And I pretended to be your guide.
Our love was a play and you were the actress.
We were two lonely people living out a dream.

Oh, baby meet me on the mountain
when the winter is dying
and the snow lay deep on the mountain trails.
Maybe it's the spring putting thoughts in our heads.
But baby meet me on the mountain
when the winter lays her head to rest.

As the morning came, the feelings faded.
They melted away with the dew.
And if it hurt, I never felt it,
'Cause I knew that you'd be leavin' me soon.

Come on, baby meet me on the mountain
when the winter is dying
and the snow lay deep on the mountain trails.
Maybe it's the spring putting thoughts in our heads.
But baby meet me on the mountain
when the winter lays her head to rest.

. . .


Please don't hate me mama for what I'm about to do
But the good times we've had together are just about now through
Please don't misunderstand me, I hate to see you cry
But I think that it might look better if I told you now goodbye

I'm back on the road again, it's time I leave you now
And maybe I'll see you next time, that I'm around
Until then I hope your happy baby and good times come your way
I'm back on the road again, I'm on my way

Well I've loved you since the day I met you and I'll love you till the day I die
But we both know the life I'm livin and we both know the reason why
That I've got to leave ya mama and I've got to leave today
But you know that I'll see you next time that I come through your town to play

(chorus) ooh, bye-bye baby

(solo)

(chorus)

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