EARLY NOTHING — LYRICS

Lyrics By Rick Shaffer • Music By Rick Shaffer & Bruce Cohen

©2009 Tarock Music (BMI – CAE 240.80.04.09)

  • BIG BOY

BIG BOY, YOU KNOW HE’S IS BACK IN TOWN

HE'S JUST LOOKING, HE’S LOOKING TO BE FOUND

THERE'S NO RUNNING FROM HIM, GOD KNOWS I TRIED

HE COMES ON LIKE A WRECKING MACHINE

YOU KNOW HE'S THAT KIND OF GUY

IT AIN’T OVER JUST YET

HE AIN’T LOSING DON’T BET

BIG BOY, YOU KNOW HE’S BACK IN TOWN

HE'S JUST LOOKING, HE’S LOOKING TO BE FOUND

I KNOW IT'S ALWAYS NEVER AGAIN

COME ON YOUR NOT GONNA TO DIE

JUST STEP RIGHT INTO MY GALAXY

WE'RE GONNA GO FOR A RIDE

IT AIN’T OVER JUST YET

HE AIN’T LOSING DON’T BET

AND WHEN HE TALKS TO YOU, SO SWEET AND LOW

HE WHISPERS IN YOUR EAR SECRETS ONLY DEAD MEN KNOW

ALL THOSE SECRETS ONLY DEAD MEN KNOW

WHAT ABOUT ME, WHAT ABOUT ME

HEY, TAKE ME BIG BOY

  • SIDEBUSTER

HEY SIDEBUSTER, THAT’S WHAT THE NAME MEANS

YOU KNOW YOU’RE A REAL SIDEBUSTER WALKING LONG AND LEAN

AIN'T NO DELTA JUICE GOING TO CROSS YOUR LIPS TONIGHT

YOUR MIGHT IS RIGHT AND YOUR RIGHT IS MIGHT

BUT YOUR LANGUAGE GETS SO TIGHT

YOUR GOING BOOM, BOOM, BOOM AS YOU TALK TO ME

YOUR GOING BOOM, BOOM, BOOM 

WHEN THE PARTY'S OVER, THAT'S WHEN THE DREAM BEGINS

NO TIME FOR THE SIPPING BOYS AND THERE AIN'T NO LOVE WITHIN

I' M PULLING OUT AND SLIPPING SKIN

OH BABY LET IT BEGIN

DRIVING SIDEWAYS ON A DEAD END STREET IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU

LIVING HARD IN LONELY TOWN

DON'T GIVE YOU THE BLUES

REACHING OUT, WELL THAT'S NOT YOUR WAY

CAUSE THERE AIN'T NO TEARS THAT'S LEFT

NOW I KNOW YOU'VE GONE BEYOND AND CERTIFIED THIS MESS

YOUR GOING BOOM, BOOM, BOOM  AS YOU TALK TO ME

YOUR GOING BOOM, BOOM, BOOM 

WHEN THE PARTY'S OVER, THAT'S WHEN THE DREAM BEGINS

NO TIME FOR THE SIPPING BOYS AND THERE AIN'T NO LOVE WITHIN

I' M  PULLING OUT AND SLIPPING SKIN

OH BABY LET IT BEGIN

HEY SIDEBUSTER, THAT’S WHAT THE NAME MEANS

YOU KNOW YOU’RE A REAL SIDEBUSTER WALKING LONG AND LEAN

AIN'T NO DELTA JUICE GOING TO CROSS YOUR LIPS TONIGHT

YOUR MIGHT IS RIGHT AND YOUR RIGHT IS MIGHT

BUT YOUR LANGUAGE GETS SO TIGHT

YOUR GOING BOOM, BOOM, BOOM  AS YOU TALK TO ME

YOUR GOING BOOM, BOOM, BOOM 

WHEN THE PARTY'S OVER, THAT'S WHEN THE DREAM BEGINS

WHEN THE PARTY'S OVER THAT'S WHEN THE DREAM BEGINS

COME ON AND DREAM WITH ME, DREAM BABY DREAM

COME ON AND DREAM WITH ME, DREAM BABY DREAM

  • DIGGIN' IT

SOMETIME IS IT THE RIGHT LINE OR

IS IT JUST SOUL TIME

DIGGIN IT GOOD

TELL ME WHY IT'S GOT TO BE ME

IT'S SO REAL TO ME

DIGGIN IT GOOD

ARE YOU DIGGIN' IT, GOOD

MAINSTREAM YOU AIN'T IN MY DREAM

YOUR SUCH A SLOW SCREAM

DIGGIN IT GOOD

ARE YOU DIGGIN' IT, GOOD

I CAN'T DANCE LIKE SAMMY COULD

I CAN'T DANCE, THIS AIN'T HOLLYWOOD

GROOVING FREE CAUSE YOU’RE THE MAN

BUMMER ROAD WILL GET YA STONED, GET YA STONED

BRING IT ON, BRING IT ON HOME TO ME

SONNY BOY'S SAYING TO ME

ARE YOU DIGGIN' IT

ARE YOU DIGGIN' IT GOOD

I FOUND OUT WHAT MY BABY LIKES

A WHOLE LOT OF LOVING AND TO TREAT HER RIGHT

ARE YOU DIGGIN' IT

ARE YOU DIGGIN' IT, GOOD

TELL ME ARE YOU DIGGIN' IT, ARE YOU DIGGIN' IT , GOOD

TELL ME ARE YOU DIGGIN' IT, ARE YOU DIGGIN' IT , GOOD

  • ENDLESS

JUMP BACK THE HORSE AIN'T COMING

SENDING ME OUT AND GIVING ME NOTHING

TAKEN ALL THE HITS FROM YOU

I'M WASHING IT OUT ONE THING IS TRUE

STANDING ON THE EDGE AGAIN

THE PAST THE PAST, THE ENDS THE END

IT'S SUCH A LONG, LONG TIME YES TO BE DENIED

IT'S SUCH A LONG, LONG TIME YES TO BE DENIED

BREAKING DOWN A STARLESS NIGHT

WALKING IT OFF, DON'T MAKE IT RIGHT, SHAKE 'EM ON DOWN

SKELETONS AT THE FEAST, THEY KNOW THE MOST

BUT THEY EAT THE LEAST, SHAKE 'EM ON DOWN

CHALKING TIME IN YOUR MIND

YOU KEEP THROWING ME A BONE THAT I'LL NEVER FIND, SHAKE 'EM ON DOWN

RUNNING DOWN YOU GET SO TIRED

LIVING YOUR LIFE IN WASTED DESIRE, SHAKE 'EM ON DOWN

SUCH A LONG, LONG TIME YES TO BE DENIED

IT'S SUCH A LONG, LONG TIME YES TO BE DENIED

IT'S AN ENDLESS SITUATION WELL THAT I GOT ME IN

OH FAITHLESS LOVER, WELL DON'T YOU WALK WITH HIM

WELL DON'T YOU WALK WITH HIM

IT'S SUCH A LONG, LONG TIME YES TO BE DENIED

IT'S AN ENDLESS SITUATION WELL THAT I GOT ME IN

  • NIGHT MUST FALL

IT'S JUST LIKE JIMMY REED SAID, "OH THE BRIGHT LIGHTS ARE GOING TO YOUR HEAD"

AND THIS THING, IT AIN'T NO BIG MYSTERY

THE BRIGHTEST LIGHT ALWAYS BURNS OUT FIRST

YOU KNOW I WOULD NEVER CHANGE A THING

BECAUSE IT WOULD ONLY MAKE YOU BLUE

I STILL KNOW THE HEARTACHE TO MAKE THE PRICE

IT'S ALWAYS THERE AND SHALL REMAIN

WHEN IT FEELS LIKE YESTERDAY

THEN I KNOW YOU’RE A DREAM AWAY

YOU KNOW  I WOULD NEVER CHANGE A THING

BECAUSE IT WOULD ONLY MAKE YOU BLUE

EVEN NOW WHEN I REMEMBER YOU

GETTING HARDER TO FORGET

WE WERE STRETCHED OUT LIKE A WIRE

NOW I KNOW THAT THE NIGHT MUST FALL

YOU KNOW  I WOULD NEVER CHANGE A THING

BECAUSE IT WOULD ONLY MAKE YOU BLUE

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY

SO THE NIGHT, SO THE NIGHT MUST FALL

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY

SO THE NIGHT, SO THE NIGHT MUST FALL

  • LAYING LOW

LAYING LOW NEVER MATTERED.

LAYING LOW NEVER CARED.

GETS SO SYMPTOMATIC, AND I DON'T CARE.

I DON'T CARE.

YOU'RE ALL AFTER THE SAME THING.

HERE I SIT AND WONDER WHY.

YOU'RE JUST A BOTHERATION ON MY MIND,

ON MY MIND, ON MY MIND.

ALL THIS TIME IS SUCH A STRANGE THING,

MOVING FASTER EVERY DAY.

EVEN IF I DON'T REMEMBER, I WON'T OBEY.

LAYING LOW NEVER MATTERED.

LAYING LOW NEVER CARED.

GETS SO SYMPTOMATIC, AND I DON'T CARE.

I DON'T CARE.

WHAT YOU WANT, WHAT YOU NEED.

IS IT LOVE?

OH BABY PLEASE, LET'S GO.

  • WHERE WE BELONG

COME ON IN HERE

I SAID NOW COME ON IN HERE

WALK WITH ME NOW

IN DEEP SURRENDER

IF ONLY FOR A WHILE

AND WHEN WE GET WHERE WE BELONG

WE'LL FIND A PLACE WHERE NO RIGHT IS WRONG

COME ON IN HERE

I SAID NOW COME ON IN HERE

FORGIVENESS IS IN YOUR HEART

YOU SAY FREEDOM IS ON THE OUTSIDE

AND WHEN WE GET WHERE WE BELONG

WE'LL FIND A PLACE WHERE NO RIGHT IS WRONG

COME ON IN HERE

I SAID NOW COME ON IN HERE

NOTHING SEEMS TO MATTER ANYMORE

OH WHERE CAN MY BELIEVER'S, BELIEVER’S BE

AND ALL MY BROTHERS HAVE LEFT THIS LIFE I KNOW

WHO WILL BE STANDING HERE WITH ME

STANDING HERE WITH ME, STANDING HERE, STANDING HERE

COME ON IN HERE

I SAID YEAH COME ON IN HERE

WHEN ALL AROUND IS A HATEFUL SIGHT

YOU KNOW YOU DON'T GIVE UP AND WILL WIN NO FIGHT

AND WHEN WE GET WHERE WE BELONG

WE’LL FIND A PLACE WHERE NO RIGHT IS WRONG

I SAID COME ON IN HERE, HEY NOW, COME ON IN HERE

COME ON, COME ON, COME ON NOW

COME ON, COME ON, COME ON NOW

WE WANT TO GET WHERE WE BELONG

WE WANT TO GET THERE NOW

WE GOT TO FIND A WAY HOW

WE WANT TO GET WHERE WE BELONG

  • A FEW DOLLARS MORE

THESE IMAGES OF EVIL

SOMETIMES DON'T LOOK THE SAME

THE REASONS OR THE PURPOSE GET TWISTED IN THIS GAME

INNOCENCE IS MURDERED, NOTHING LEFT TO SAY

HOW WOULD YOU ANSWER FOR THE THINGS YOU'VE DONE TODAY

THIS PAIN HAS NO FORGIVENESS

WELL NO MATTER HOW YOU TRY

IN JUSTICE IF YOU'RE NOT CAUGHT

WELL THERE AIN'T NO SINS TO HIDE

FEW DOLLARS MORE, YEAH ALL CAN BE FORGIVEN

FEW DOLLARS MORE YOU COULD HAVE REDEMPTION

BUT YOUR SOUL WILL BURN

WHEN I LOOKED INTO YOUR EYES

A LIE IS WHAT I SAW

A HOLY REDEEMER WHO PLAYS ANGLES WITH THE LAW

YOU MOVE YOUR DARK PIECES

OH SO FAR FROM WHERE IT STARTS

A SOUL FOR SOUL BETRAYAL

IT’S A KNIFE RIGHT THROUGH THE HEART

THE QUESTION I KEEP ASKING

WHY YOU WON'T RECITE THE NAMES

FEW DOLLARS MORE YEAH ALL CAN BE FORGIVEN

FEW DOLLARS MORE YEAH YOU COULD HAVE REDEMPTION

BUT YOUR SOUL WILL BURN

YEAH YOUR SOUL WILL BURN

  • SO LONG

WHERE IS THE MAN, DID HE COME, IS HE HIGH

HE SAID YOU ARE THE ONE WHO TOLD ME I'M GOING TO DIE

WHO WAS THE ONE WHO STOLE MY '88

YOU SAID YOU ARE THE BUG I AM GOING TO BREAK

I BEEN TRYING TO GET TO YOU FOR SO LONG

AND IF YOU EVER THOUGHT I KNEW

YOU WERE SO WRONG

CRACK THROUGH THE TURN

IS THE WAY THAT YOU GO

BUT I WOULDN'T KNOW IT FROM TOE TO TOE

OH OH HOW WOULD I KNOW

OH OH HOW WOULD I KNOW

I BEEN TRYING TO GET TO YOU FOR SO LONG

AND IF YOU EVER THOUGHT I KNEW

YOU WERE SO WRONG, SO WRONG

DON'T WAIT FOR THE THINGS THAT AIN'T GOING TO COME

LIVE IN THE MOMENT AND SLEEP WITH THE SUN

LEARN WHAT YOU DO AND HEAR WHAT THEY SAY

YOU GO BY THE LAWS, THEN THAT'S HOW YOU PAY

I BEEN TRYING TO GET TO YOU FOR SO LONG

AND IF YOU EVER THOUGHT I KNEW

YOU WERE SO WRONG

I BEEN TRYING, TRYING TO GET TO YOU FOR SO LONG

AND IF YOU EVER THOUGHT I KNEW

YOU WERE SO WRONG

BABY, SO LONG

  • STRANGENESS

DON'T BRING ME FORWARD BABY

YOU KNOW I AIN'T COMING BACK

DON'T GIVE ME THOSE SWEET, SWEET WORDS

YOUR LOVE IS LIKE A HEART ATTACK

I'M MOANING IN THE MIDNIGHT

OH YEAH WHEN IT FEELS TIGHT

I FOOLED MYSELF TO PLEASE

THIS THING IS LIKE A SLOW DISEASE

DON'T YOU FEEL THE STRANGENESS ON ME

I SAID DON'T YOU FEEL THE STRANGENESS ON ME

YOU CAN TAKE ME IF YOU WANT TO TRY

BABY CAN YOU THRILL ME ONE MORE TIME

THIS AIN'T HISTORY LIKE YOU WANT IT TO BE

A CROWDED HOUSE AND A JUBILEE

DON'T YOU FEEL THE STRANGENESS ON ME

I SAID DON'T YOU FEEL THE STRANGENESS ON ME

COMING TO ME WITH GRAVEYARD EYES

TALKING TO ME LIKE I AM GOING TO DIE

CAN'T YOU SEE THAT IT'S MY CHANCE

NOW YOU KNOW THE DEAD CAN DANCE

DON'T YOU FEEL THE STRANGENESS ON ME

I SAID DON'T YOU FEEL THE STRANGENESS ON ME

DON'T YOU FEEL THE STRANGENESS ON ME

I SAID DON'T YOU, I SAID DON'T YOU, FEEL THE STRANGENESS ON ME

WALK IT OFF