NECESSARY ILLUSION — LYRICS

Lyrics & Music By Rick Shaffer • ©2010 Tarock Music (BMI – CAE 240.80.04.09)

  • LUCKY DAY

Ain’t no doubt about it

This ain’t my lucky day

Ain’t gonna’ scream or shout about it baby

You don’t listen anyway

One foot in the waste land

Two feet in the grave, hey, hey

A real blue condition

That I’m livin’ in

Bad luck and mostly trouble

Taken me to my end

One foot in the waste land

Two feet in the grave, hey, hey

Don’t go chasing all those midnight blues

You will find out soon you’re born to lose

Hold ‘em, roll ‘em, kingdom come

A troubled man I’m running from

Pocket full of hundred dollar bills

Don’t give me no thrill

One foot in the waste land

Two feet in the grave, hey, hey

Don’t go chasing all those midnight blues

You will find out soon you’re born to lose, born to lose

  • NECESSARY ILLUSION

I’m gonna take a piece of you

I’m gonna take a piece, cause I’m able

You won’t feel me coming

Just you wait and see

It’s just a necessary illusion

The way I creep into your life

You won’t feel me coming

Just you wait and see

We gonna take some action

We gonna take some action

We gonna shake some action, tonight

I can live inside your silence

With the illusion you are free

You won’t feel me coming

Just you wait and see

We gonna take some action

We gonna take some action

We gonna shake some action, tonight

We gonna take some action

We gonna take some action

We gonna shake some action

We gonna shake some action

We gonna shake some action

  • GETTIN' DEEPER

You say you don’t want

You don’t want me around

Push and shove, talking like your taking me down

Smokestack Lightning, got nothing on you

Take it easy baby, now here’s what we do

Oh yeah, it’s gettin’ deeper

Love or hate, now baby I can’t wait to see ya

I can’t deny it’s so easy to see how I’m feeling

Smokestack Lightning, got nothing on you

And take it easy baby, here’s what we do

Oh yeah, it’s gettin’ deeper

I don’t know what we’re running from

The only thing we’re having is too much fun

And I don’t care what some people say

The hand of fate just rolls our way

It’s gettin’ deeper

It’s gettin’ deeper

Like a late night ride, or strong riptide

I’m just wandering

If, all things connect

It’s a strange love world were living in

Smokestack Lightning, got nothing on you

Take it easy baby, now here’s what we do

Oh yeah, it’s gettin’ deeper

It’s gettin’ deeper

Like a young girls smile, it’ gettin’ deeper

You gonna play where the big boy stays, it’s gettin’ deeper

Now if a too tall Jesus should come between us, it’s getting deeper

Oh yes, it’s getting deeper

Oh yes, it’s getting deeper

  • NO OTHER WAY

Your town, it could be LA

Really not too crazy for me

Shot down what can I say

Wouldn’t get it no other way

Wouldn’t get it no other way

Desperate what do you know

Really got no business to say

Love the action the disappointment

Wouldn’t get it no other way

Wouldn’t get it no other way

Come on, come on

Are you listening

come on, come on

I’m ready to ride

Ride it

Crazy and when I find out

Won’t be no surprises, for me

Take my kicks where I find them

Come on, come on

Are you listening

Come on, come on

I’m ready to ride

Ride It

Wouldn’t get it no other way

Wouldn’t get it no other way

  • OPEN YOUR EYES

Some things are certain

A few things, I might know

But never in this sweet short life

I have been so sure

You may catch a train my friend

You may find your ride

Where it’s going I don’t know

Or, you might not arrive

Standing on the outside

Baby can’t you realize

Open your eyes

Open your eyes

You may ride the snake again

Or you may burn it down

Smoke that tale ‘till the end

You may get swallowed down

Now please, if you live your life

But don’t live it all in vain

Just you know and don’t despair

Who said life is fair

Standing on the outside

Baby don’t you realize

Open your eyes

You’re looking for a reason why

Don’t let it pass you by

Open your eyes

Open your eyes

Standing on the outside

Baby can’t you realize

Open your eyes

Open your eyes

Looking for a reason why

Don’t let it pass you by

Open your eyes

Open your eyes

Standing on the outside

Baby can’t you realize

Live it, love it

Live it, love it

  • TWO WEEKS

Two weeks in another town

Don’t believe you’d let me down

Two weeks I’m not letting go

What we had and what I know

This can’t go on forever, my friend

Won’t you dream with me awhile

Can’t take this thing they call your heart and soul

‘Cause it ain’t going anywhere

Nights are long and that’s okay

A sacred trust got blown away

Seems when the beauty’s black

Knock’s you down

But, fills you back

This can’t go on forever, my friend

Won’t you dream with me awhile

Can’t take this thing they call your heart and soul

‘Cause it ain’t going anywhere

You got to go there, to know there

And sometimes you go too far

This nightmare is believing

I’m back, but not what you are

This can’t go on forever, my friend

Won’t you dream with me awhile

Can’t take this thing they call your heart and soul

Cause it ain’t going anywhere

  • BURNIN' HELL

Wish that you had told me

But, I should have known

Just the kind of girl you are

I’d be sorry someday

You were such a sweet thing

That was my demise

You set that trap, with what I like

Know I’d come inside

You took me to this darkness

Put me in this pain

Even though I survived

You laid my soul to waste

The things that go on in my head

The things that go wrong in my head

You don’t know ‘till your in it

Stuck there like a fool

Trouble soon be over, for me

But, will my sorrow end

Now I must carry

Carry the heavy load

Wondering and worrying where you are

Where you going to go

Oh, oh it’s a burnin’ hell

Oh, oh it’s a burnin’ hell

  • CAN'T GO ON

Trying to find a midnight sign

Looking for a moonlight smile

I’m passing all my mysteries

Just one more night of certainty

I can’t go on, walking down this road with you

I can’t go on doing all the things we use to do, no

Please try and understand

Don’t look at this as a romantic plan

But, how can you live where confusion reigns

And to follow your heart

You got to be afraid 

I can’t go on, walking down this road with you

I can’t go on doing all the things we use to do, no

Oh, baby now here’s the news

You say I got to choose

I don’t play that way

I’m getting blown away

I can’t go on, walking down this road with you

I can’t go on doing all the things we use to do, no

  • SHAKIN' HIPS

Looking for you high and low

Always find you where the whiskey flows

Pale dawn and the sun coming up

Finding truth in my favorite cup

I burn my fingertips

Just, watching her shake those hips

Oh, yeah

People talking all over town

They don’t know what you taken’ down

Wake me up

Like every good man needs

You do the things all those good girls know

I burn my fingertips

Just, watching her shake those hips

Oh, yeah

I burn my fingertips

Just, watching her shake those hips

Oh, yeah

  • WHY DO YOU

Take a trip with me

Down a lonesome road

Got a reason to believe

It’s gonna’ devastate my soul

Will you take that journey

Will you step inside

It’s a mad, mad tale

To the other side

You don’t push no river

You don’t pull no train

Know it don’t come easy

You got to feel the pain

You got to feel the pain

And you’re never gonna’ walk this way again

And the Gods seldom smile on you

My friend

You don’t do it for the money

You don’t do it for love

You don’t do it for nothing

You don’t do it for fame

You don’t do it for fame

And you’re never gonna’ walk this way again

And the Gods seldom smile on you

My friend

Why do you do It

Why do you do It