STOLEN MOMENTS — LYRICS

Lyrics & Music By Rick Shaffer • ©2017 Tarock Music (BMI – CAE 240.80.04.09)

 

  • ALL I WANT

Oh the race was over, before it just begun

And the price of your admission, baby now

Has got me on the run

Hold on now, can’t you see

Oh, little darling don’t you mess with me

Hold on now, can’t you see

Oh, little darling be the death of me

The sorrows and joys are with me where I’ve been

And, the memory I’ve been recalling now

Blowing hard like a cold, cold wind

Hold on now, can’t you see

Oh, little darling don’t you mess with me

Hold on now, can’t you see

Oh, little darling be the death of me

I just want to testify, I know that you do too

I said I just want to testify, all I want is the truth

All I want is the truth now, all I want is the truth

All I want is, all I want, all I want is the truth now

Oh, won’t you give me some truth now

Oh, little baby now give me some truth, c’mon get it on

These stolen moments, oh I treasure in my soul

And my past was a lonely note now

Saved by rock and roll

Hold on now, can’t you see

Oh, little darling don’t you mess with me

Hold on now, can’t you see

Oh, little darling be the death of me

I just want to testify, I know that you do too

I said I just want to testify, all I want is the truth now

I said all I want is the truth yeah

Tell me now, tell me now

All I want is the truth, I said tell me now, tell me now

All I want is the truth

 

  • DOWNTOWN SUZY

Downtown Suzy says she’s got the blues

Whole lot of nothing and nothing to do

Ooh that girl can switch and sway

Just nineteen, but she’s built this way, oh yeah, oh yeah

Ooh that girl put her life on the line

Fell so hard for the life of crime

Now she’s doing a ten and two

So downed out and nothing to do, oh yeah

She’s so lonely, but she can’t say

She’s so lonely now, she cries, cries, cries

Oh she cries, cries, cries

Oh, little Suzy, baby you’re so confusing

You can’t see that you’re losing your night from day

You’re losing your night from day, losing your night from day

Oh yeah

She’s back in town turned thirty-one

Love so deep like a loaded gun

She can’t quit what she can’t use

Lies so deep like a burned out fuse

Oh yeah

There ain’t no distance, or great divide

That makes this girl come alive, alive, alive

Come alive, alive, alive

Oh, little Suzy, baby you’re so confusing

You can’t see that you’re losing your night from day

You’re losing your night from day, you’re losing your night from day

You’re losing your night from day

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

 

  • ONE IN FIVE

Oh this town put a spell on me, and I was sinking fast

And all the time I wasted on these theories of romance

Oh, these hard times are with me now today

And I won’t walk away my friend to the song of yesterday, yeah

Oh we live just like we dream, baby that’s alone

I stay loyal to my nightmare honey, my redemptions been postponed 

Oh these hard times are with me now today

And I won’t walk away my friend to the song of yesterday

Show me how, and tell me how, and I won’t walk away, yeah, yeah

Oh my soul knows no restraint and I’m not one in five

And though this knowledge may come too late my solicitude survives

Oh, these hard times are with me now today

And I won’t walk away my friend to the song of yesterday

Show me how, and tell me how, and I won’t walk away, yeah, yeah

I want to go where we dance all night and day, dance little sister 

I want to go where we dance all night and day, dance little sister dance  

 

  • MODERN LIE

It’s so exciting, my heart got hit by lightning

And you know, I’ll never be the same

You know that I will never

Just a hundred ways now, my baby is gonna make me pay

And you know, I’ll never be the same

You know that I will never, baby, be the same

What could I do about it, no I won’t even try

Because I know you are a modern lie

Know you are a modern lie

Know you are a modern lie

Gonna get to it

It’s hard to believe, what you got is what you need

But sometimes, oh sometimes you just know now

You just know

What could I do about it, I won’t even try

Because I just know you’re just a modern lie

Oh no, just a modern lie

Gonna get to it, gonna get to it

Know we’re getting down now

I know you are, you’re just a modern lie

Know you are, know you are, know you are

You’re just a modern lie

 

  • OTHER ONE

I can’t be who I was, I can only be who I am

So many have fallen before me living hard in the end

You can’t be who you were, you can only be who you are

It won’t be long you’ll be taking a ride in a long black shiny car

The other one, it’s always the other one

The other one, it’s always the other one, it’s always

Walk with me now through the city of nights

Tell me do you want to go

Tell me the things that you wanted to see

But tell me do you want to know

Abandon all your fears of danger, oh we gonna break those chains

Weighed down in all your anguish, oh the new freedom reigns 

The other one, always the other one

The other one, always the other one

It’s been a long, long time, I see the hunger in your eyes

It’s been a long. long time, and still you hide

And you want to deny, you want to deny

The other one, always the other one

The other one, it’s always the other one

Oh the other one, it’s always the other one, it’s always

You want to deny

You want to deny

You want to deny

It’s always

 

  • HIGHER

Running down the dream in some crazy mixed up scheme

It burned me like a childhood flame

And, this bourbon in the glass, you know, it ain’t meant to last

The sun is drifting down and moonlight swims

Come on now, take me higher and higher

Just lifting me up feeding my desires

Standing on this convict line asking them what was my crime

Murder in my heart for the judge

It was nineteen hundred seventy I blessed my soul

And then to see, I was just like water through your hands

Come on now, take me higher and higher

Just lifting me up feeding my desires

Gimme, gimme, gimme one more kiss

When I’m in your arms you know I can’t resist

One more night, one more night, baby with you

I can see our destiny just come on through

Here we go, now

I’m just chalking time in some lousy five and dime

I know I will never be the same

These pieces of my heart, they get ripped and torn apart

I could never come back all the way

Come on now take me higher and higher

Oh just lift me up feeding my desires

Oh, take me higher, oh just lift me up feeding my desire

Oh, take me higher, oh just lift me up feeding my desire

Come on lift me up, just get me higher

Lift me up, oh will you get me high, oh yeah

 

  • TIME STAYS

Oh no, well I must be dreaming

Wake me up baby, oh, but don’t bring me down

Open my eyes to a straight line way

Take me back to the moonlight bay

Time will be the reason, and time will help believing

Oh, but this deals going down

It’s going down now

Shake it up baby, oh twist and shout

These hours are moving fast, and I’m a prisoner of love

Time will be the reason, time will help believing

Oh, but this deals going down

It’s going down now

Don’t bring me down

Oh, baby don’t bring me down

Time will stay, but baby we go

The clock is moving faster, than baby we know

I went to the future and now I’m here

It’s later than you think or fear

Time will be the reason, time will help believing

Oh, but this deals going down

It’s going down now

Baby, it’s going down

Shake it up baby don’t cha know

Shake it up baby won’t you lose control

Shake it up baby now don’t cha know

Shake it up baby won’t you lose control

I said shake it up baby now don’t cha know

Shake it up baby won’t you lose control

 

  • CALL MY NAME

Wait a minute this ain’t over yet

I see your lips move with some regret

You haven’t heard a word I said

The voice screams inside my head

Telling me, oh brother, brother beware

Brother beware, oh, that you just don’t care

You came to me for something that I just can’t give

And, don’t reject me for the things that you think I did

When I’m looking deep inside, in the corners of my mind

There’s a distance I can’t find anymore

I can’t find anymore, oh, like before

Call my name, I hear you calling my name

Call my name, I hear you calling my name

Oh call my name, I hear you calling my name

Oh call my name, I think I hear it now

I think I hear it now

Below the surface we all can be deceived

A moral bond or something that you just believe

Oh something I was told, walking on down the road

In the end it’s a mirror, mirror you find

Oh a mirror you find, oh so unkind

Call my name, I hear you calling my name

Call my name, I hear you calling my name

Oh call my name, I hear you calling my name

Oh call my name, I think I hear it now

I think I hear it now, just calling my name

 

  • CHOPPING WOOD

Oh, this town is gonna be better, just you wait and see now

This town is gonna be better, have mercy on me yeah

Have some mercy on me

Now this town it’s got religion, just wait and see yeah

This town it’s got religion, have some mercy on me yeah

Have mercy on me yeah

I just keep on chopping, I just keep on chopping

I just keep on chopping this wood, oh yeah

Maybe, maybe, maybe my time is gonna come now

Now we’ve got that mojo rising, just you wait and see yeah

Now we’ve got that mojo rising, have mercy on me yeah

Have some mercy on me

Now we’ve got that whiskey flowing, just you wait and see yeah

Now we’ve got that whiskey flowing, have mercy on me yeah

Have some mercy on me yeah, have mercy on me yeah

Oh yeah

I just keep on chopping

I just keep on chopping

I just keep on chopping this wood

 

  • DANGER WAITS

What goes on in Jack’s house, oh I don’t want to know

Too many nights are missing now, too many people don’t know

If you go with him, you ain’t coming back, hey

When the car comes screaming, down the road tonight

He’s got his redhead girlfriend, aah, they say now

Aah they say she’s alright, aah they say she’s alright

Killer’s on the road tonight, he’s on the road tonight

Oh, when you say, this is not my

Oh, when you say, this is not my fear

Shaking it down

And the light was shifting, down the river tonight

And the moon was so quiet now, not a person in sight

If you go with him, you ain’t coming back

If you go with him, you ain’t coming back

Killer’s on the road tonight, he’s on the road

Killer’s on the road tonight, he’s on the road tonight

Oh when you say, this is not my

Oh when you say, this is not my fear

This danger awaits me

I hear the rumble now