CREATURES OF IMPULSE — LYRICS 

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

 

• COOL MY FEAR

Been around here, so many times

Didn’t lose my conviction, it would be my crime

Oh you know I got to cool my fear

Oh you know I got to cool my fear

I won’t hide my suspicion, or feel indecision

A child of blindness now, don’t hesitate the vows 

Oh you know I got to cool my fear

Oh you know I got to cool my fear

Oh yeah I got the feeling, I won’t let it go

Oh yeah I got the feeling, I won’t let it go now

Oh don’t you do it, don’t you do it, oh don’t you do it, hey

Been around here, so many times

Didn’t lose my faith, because it’s on my time

Oh you know I got to cool my fear

Oh you know I got to cool my fear

Oh be tearing you up now, oh be tearing you down

Time to keep on moving on, oh here it comes

Oh yeah I love the feeling, oh yeah I love the feeling

Oh never let it go

Don’t you do it, oh don’t you do it

Don’t you do it, oh don’t you do it

Don’t you do it, oh don’t you do it

 

• FLAWED PERFECTION

Sure shots, or have nots, don’t try and tell us all we got

Never mind uncertainty, heading down the path to eternity

This flawed perfection a revelation to find

Lying down there deep in this heart of mine

Lying so deep now

Don’t try and stop us now, it won’t make a difference in lonely town

Rejected, but redirected, taking us to somewhere better now

This flawed perfection a revelation to find

Lying down there deep in this heart of mine

It’s always been this way, ever since I could remember when

You will find out maybe in the end

Oh maybe in the end

Oh maybe in the end

Oh maybe in the end

Is this how it ends now

Hold on to imperfection, ask not where it leads

Your instinct may be the answer, and maybe that’s all you need

This flawed perfection a revelation to find

Lying down there deep in this heart of mine

It’s always been this way, ever since I could remember when

You will find out maybe in the end

Oh maybe in the end

Oh maybe in the end

Oh maybe in the end

 

• LET GO

Maybe the sun won’t shine      

In my backdoor but I finally, finally let go

Of the of things I lost so long ago

Finally let go of things I lost so long ago

Oh, yeah

Fell so hard day by day

Cried so hard night by night

To let go, of the things I lost so long ago

Finally let go of the things I lost so long ago

Oh, yeah

Don’t let this heartache throw you down

We’re all strangers in this town

Telling you brother that’s how we’re bound

Oh, yes it is, how we’re bound

Oh, yes it is

Oh, yeah

Don’t let them medicate you

Realize that it’s never too late

To let go, of things you lost so long ago

To let go, of things you lost so long ago

Oh to let go, of the things you lost so long ago

Oh yes you did you let go, oh yes you did you let go

Oh, yes you did you let go, yes you did

 

• STUBBORN KIND

Well the stubborn kind, that you don’t really know

What’s in their mind my brother in the afterglow

We was in his house now, when it all went down

And a man walked in and said I want my ten thousand now

He said now Charlie don’t mind because Charlie don’t care

He’ll accept the cost the darkness will bare

Just like living and dying today, I heard him say now

Ain’t no second chances

You don’t have to think twice

If they’re topping you out my brother’s gonna throw the dice

If they’re topping you out my brother’s gonna throw the dice

If they’re topping you out, you know, my brother’s gonna throw the dice

Ahhh, here we go now

 

• HIGH AND LOW

Nobody said it’s gonna be easy

Lose your dreams, you may lose your mind

Toting that rock sometimes makes you crazy

Toting that rock sometimes makes you mad

Close the door now on yesterday

Don’t forget mistakes you made

Real mistake Baby is stop trying

Crying over things that you can’t change

Now you’re getting high and low

Now you’re getting high and low

Picking up the pieces as you go, pick up now

Remembering soon it will be over

Sin and sorrow will have it’s end

Don’t try to live by others expectations

Finding out they’re your good time friend

Now you’re getting high and low

Now you’re getting high and low

Picking up the pieces as you go

Oh pick up now, pick up

Give up your vow, give up your vow

 

 • ALL I NEED

Screaming down the hallway long ago

I went looking for something that I didn’t know

Paying the dues it’s alright with me

I tell you that’s all I need

I want to tell you that’s all I need

Keeping the faith yeah banging the drum

Take a long train of blues calling from above

Don’t try and listen what some people say

Take a whole lot of love make you feel this way

Baby don’t you dig it, Baby don’t you dig it

Oh, it sounds so sweet

Oh, don’t you dig it, Baby don’t you dig it

Oh, it sounds so sweet

I’m gonna love you with a feeling tonight

Oh, that scene that’s going down

Like a brand new dance coming to your town

And I got mine now you should know

Baby that’s all I need, oh Baby that’s all I need

Tell you that’s all, tell you that’s all I need

Well I don’t need a suit and I don’t need a car

Tell you I don’t look like a Hollywood star

And I don’t care where you came from

If you’re in the mood Baby you’re my one

Oh, don’t you dig it, Baby don’t you dig it

Oh, it sounds so sweet

Baby don’t you dig it, oh don’t you dig it

Oh, it sounds so sweet

 

• RIDE ON BABY

I’m going down, little country town

That’s where I’m going, that’s where I’m bound

No I ain’t looking to find the end

I’m just going now around the bend

I’m gonna ride on Baby, ride on Baby ride on

I’m gonna ride on Baby, ride on Baby ride on

Now I’m going on this journey

Heading down now a one way street

It’s my choice, not my chances

Nobody’s gonna steal the beat, no

I’m gonna ride on Baby, ride on Baby ride on

I’m gonna ride on Baby, ride on Baby ride on

Come on take a walk with me now

Come on take a walk with me, come on

I don’t worry about my fate

In my actions, I stake my claim

Not let the others that I would point to

And asked them to take the blame no

I’m gonna ride on Baby, ride on Baby ride on

I’m gonna ride on Baby, ride on Baby ride on

Who is gonna drive the car now

Who is gonna drive the car now

Who is gonna drive the car now

Gitty up

 

• CRY ANY LONGER

I’m the one whose gonna die, oh in my dying time

I’m here to tell you now there ain’t no exceptions

Ain’t no exceptions

Oh I didn’t heed the warning, and I didn’t see the signs

A waiting declaration, this final mystery

The stakes to play the game that dies while you’re living

It dies while you live

Oh, I didn’t heed the warning, and I didn’t see the signs

Ain’t gonna cry any longer

I’m gonna cross the white line

I can feel you getting stronger, it was a matter of time

I feel you getting stronger

In this great divide I say

Oh where boundaries lie 

Where one ends and one is beginning, one is beginning

Oh I didn’t heed the warning, and I didn’t see the signs

Ain’t gonna cry any longer

I’m gonna cross the white line

I can feel it getting stronger

It was a matter of time

 

•  FOOL'S DREAM

I was talking with Mambo Jim, talking about the shape I’m in

He said I don’t want to criticize you

But I’m gonna have to cut you down to size

I know what he’s thinking now, oh yes I know it’s true

He said man it’s gonna catch up to you

Little Jimmy done said it right now

He said man you’re just out of sight

If you gonna do what a fool might do

Tell you now brother that’s the end of you

I know what he’s thinking now, oh yeah I know it’s true

He said man it’s gonna catch up to you

Oh, yeah what a fool believes, oh yeah what a fool believes now

Oh what a fool’s paradise could mean now, one more time

Oh what a fool’s paradise could mean

Little Jimmy you just said it right now

Oh Little Jimmy you done said it right now

See me rocking as I pass you by

Don’t talk about me because I could be high

Girls move me at their will

I’m just trying to tell you people how I feel, oh yeah

 

• PART TIME LOVE

Baby when you told me, you said honey walk on by

I don’t know what you’re thinking, I’m just trying to survive

I don’t want no part time loving, no loving in my life

No loving in my life

Then you told me, ahhhh you said it right on time

And everything you told me, turns out to be a stinking lie

I don’t want no part time loving, no loving in my life

Oh, in my life

Put your knees together Baby now, you just wait and see

I don’t want no back door women for me, oh in my life

Two kinds of things in this world, Baby, I can’t stand

A lying woman and a mistreating man

I don’t want no part time loving, no loving in my life

Oh, no loving in my life

Oh, no loving in my life

 

• IN FRONT OF YOU

I must be crazy or losing my mind

You keep on looking darling, looking so far behind, oh yeah

Oh these memories are so easy to love

Tell me whose lips you be kissing, when the nighttime comes

Standing right in front of you, showing you what you always knew

Standing right in front of you, showing you what you always knew

You know the best things in life are free

If you just give it time, oh you gonna see

It’s so easy, it’s so easy

Oh you need some arms, Baby hold you through the night

Oh, and a lover darling that’s gonna treat you right

Standing right in front of you, showing you what you always knew

Standing right in front of you, showing you what you always knew

It was standing right in front of you, showing you what you always knew

It was standing right in front of you, showing you what you always knew

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

 

• WRONG DIRECTION

Heading out in the wrong direction, oh you can’t help yourself

You know you need protection, from you and no one else

Your modern times your modern ways

Oh, they left me so cold, yeah, yeah

Let there be an end, and find a place for you

To be forgotten now, oh such a savage truth

Your modern times and modern ways

Oh, they left me so cold

Breaking down a wall of illusion, invades your life today

Oh, I say it again

Oh, sing it to me brother now, oh you’re on the right road

Oh, sing it to me sister, ain’t doing what you’ve been told

This last true luxury, to live just how you choose

You’ve got to fight the fight, or you’re gonna lose it

Your modern times your modern ways

Oh, they left me so cold

Breaking down a wall of illusion, invades your life today

Oh, I say it again, say it again

Breaking down a wall of illusion, invades your life today

Oh, I say it again, I’ll say it again

Holding out now, moving on

Holding out now, now I’m gone