The Good Life!

Stranger In A Strange Town


This story is true
But everything's changed
I've come back home
But it's not the same as it was
Before

When I lived here
I was a happy man
Those were happy times
I don't understand why I'm down
I'm a stranger in a strange town

These familiar streets
That I walk alone
Look nice and friendly but
There's something wrong with the scene
It's me

And every evening
As the shadows grow
All the dead people rise
You can watch them go round and round
If you're a stranger in a strange town

And if you see me, please don't look at my face
It's been a hard year, here in no place

Repeat first verse

If you see me, please don't look at my face



I Should Have Loved Her More


I should have loved her more
I should have loved her more
I should have made her see that I was blind
To anything but her, you know that

I should have held her close
I should have plucked that rose
I should have told her just one time
I really need her

I, I, I should have loved her more

I should have loved her more
I should have loved her more
I should have changed my ways
And done the things she wanted me to do

You know that
No more that I can say
I'll never feel the same
Like I'm the only one who's ever been so lonely

I, I, I should have loved her more

I know there's nothing wrong with her
Just like there's nothing right with me
Ain't no need to think about it
Ain't no big mystery

I should have loved her more



Don't Wait Another Day

guitar tab
Well, if you feel like you're in prison
In your living room
You want something, but something isn't
Gonna come too soon

Chorus
Don't wait another day
Don't wait another day to come
Don't wait another day to come home

Do you remember the conversations
That we once had?
Now that all your expectations
Have gone from good to bad

Chorus

Come home...home...home

If your adventures only make you
Feel unsatisfied
There are places that I can take you
If we forget our pride

Chorus

Come home



Still Won't Let You Go


The rain might fall and drown everyone
The sun might die and everybody freeze
The ground might shake and everything'll fall down
Cold winds might blow
But I still won't let you go

What can I do about you lately
What can I say to make everything OK
You make me cry more and more often
It hurts me so
But I still won't let you go

Cause I try to love
Really try to love you
Yes, I try to love you
But you just won't let me

There may be days when I think I can forget you
There may be nights when I know I never will
There may be times when everything looks hopeless
One thing I know
Is that I still won't let you go



The Good Life!


You and your friends get together
You roll around on the floor
Sex brings no satisfaction
Everything makes you bored

And when you sigh with exquisite sweetness
I could almost fall
You start to cry but I can't believe it
You got no heart at all

Chorus
This is the good life, baby
This is the good life, girl
This is the good life, baby
Can't you tell?

Did I tell you I saw your father
Over on Euston Street
Asked if I could a dollar
Everyone got to eat

His home is cardboard box in the subway
Right next to mine
You tell me you got to visit him someday
If you find time

Chorus

Who was the social lion
Who taught you how to roar
Who cured your fear flying
Made you such a well dressed whore

You turned your back on people that love you
One too many times
You might need some arms that you can fall back to
They might as well be mine

Chorus



How


Did you ever want something you know you'll never have
Did you ever want something and want it very very bad
Did you ever want something you know you'll never had
Well baby, that's how I want you

Did you ever want somebody to hold you while you sleep
Did you ever want somebody to listen while you speak
Did you ever want somebody so bad it makes you weak
Well baby, that's how I want you

I wish I could tell you
Tell you things you've never heard
I wish I could tell you
Tell you how it feels
To love like this
And get nothing back in return

Did you ever feel tired and know you'd never sleep
Did you ever feel hungry and know you'd never eat
did you ever feel lonely in the middle of a crowded street
Well baby, that's how I love you

Did you ever want something you know you'll never have
Did you ever want something and want it very very bad
Did you ever want something you know you'll never have
Well baby, that how I want you



Everywhere I Go, Everything I Do


Oh, what we're doing
I know it's wrong
But I can't stop it
I'm not that strong

And I can't live without you
Heaven knows I've tried
I can't face tomorrow
Feeling so cold inside

Chorus
Everywhere I go, I go hoping you'll be there
Everything I do, I do to be close to you
Every word I say, I say hoping you will hear
Everywhere I go, everything I do is for you

I can recall the evening
When we swore our love
It was crashing thunder
It was raining blood

We built a wall of secrets
But the wall blew down
Now the love between us
Is still underground

Chorus



In Pursuit


'Round the corner from the Hotel Belmont
In a coffee shop full of broken faces
Keep my eyes and my ears wide open
Here and other romantic places

Chorus
What will I do when I find it?
What will I do when I find it?
What will I do when I find it?
Will I laugh, will I cry?
Will I know, will I die
In pursuit?

Caught up in the crosstown traffic
Drifting on an empty ocean
Everybody walks on pins and needles
Don't wanna cause no big commotion

Chorus

Started out all filled with passion
Left my home just last December
I used to have the strongest feelings
Most of which I can't remember

Chorus

I'm just chasing a dream



Wonderland Of Love


I learned how to smooth talk, not to stammer
You bough $100 worth of instant glamour
We're ready for big night out
With insecurity and doubt
Hoping to find romance where there is none

Chorus
Cause it's cold out, cold out here
I'm freezing, freezing cold
And it's lonely, lonely sometimes
In the Wonderland of Love

Maybe I'm not as rich as he is
Maybe you're not as pretty as she is
Maybe we don't belong
Maybe our hair is wrong
Maybe we've never found our place and time

Chorus

It's a wonderland of love
A wonderland of love
This is the place where lovers meet
That we've been dreaming of

Where imitation stars shimmer on the ceiling
Cover up the places where the paint is peeling
Nothing is as it seems
It's so ugly underneath
So why does everybody look so overjoyed?

Chorus

It's cold out
I'm freezing
It's lonely
In the Wonderland of Love



Top Of The World


He was seven years in prison and just a few days free
When he came upon a lonesome little girl
Neither of them really knew how strong love could be
Till they climbed to the top of the world

A stolen afternoon becomes and early winter night
With a full moon that shimmers like a pearl
Both of them agree that there ain't nothing quite
Like the view from the top of the world

Looking down from the top of the world

Now I've told you 'bout the good life and how empty it can be
How you can get som caught up in a whirl
But in your lifetime you may only get one chance to see
What it's like at the top of the world

It's so fine at the top of the world



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