hot in the shade

1989 polygram records


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1. rise to it
2. betrayal
3. hide your heart
4. prisoner of love
5. read my body
6. loves a slap in the face
7. forever
8. silver spoon
9. cadillac dreams
10. king of hearts
11. the street giveth and the street taketh away
12. you love me to hate you
13. somewhere between heaven and hell
14. little caesar
15. boomerang



eric carr could sing.
he made his vocal debut on "little caesar".
i didn't like "hide your heart", although everyone from
ace frehley to molly hatchet has covered it.
a very wide variety of songwriting styles
are on this album. -lynn

rise to it

all that style all going to waste
all that beauty, but you never show your face
i'm gonna make my way to you,
knock down your door and walk on through
i'm impatient, times a wastin', girl, if you give me an occasion
i'm gonna rise to it, you know i really can do it
i'm gonna rise, i'm gonna rise, i'm gonna rise to it
when you're lying next to me, baby, i can guarantee,
i'm gonna rise to it
i'll give you fever, i'll give you chills
make you a believer, ooh, i'm gonna break your will
a little danger, a little fun, we're gonna take 'em one by one
walk the wire of desire, and if you dare to take it higher
i'm gonna rise to it, you know i really can do it
i'm gonna rise, i'm gonna rise, i'm gonna rise to it
when you're lying next to me, baby, i can guarantee,
i'm gonna rise to it
get up, lights, camera, action, it's getting time for the show
tonight you're the main attraction
and if you want a lover who can play the other role,
i'm gonna, i'm gonna
i'm gonna rise to it, you know i really can do it
i'm gonna rise, i'm gonna rise, i'm gonna rise to it
when you're lying next to me, baby, i can guarantee,
i'm gonna rise to it

betrayed

you pay your taxes, you pay the rent, till you haven't got a cent
it's the law of the jungle, if you got the hunger
what doesn't kill you makes you stronger
just hold on to what you got (hold on, hold on),
just live it to the last drop
you can't help it, you just can't stop
betrayed, yeah, life's a bitch, so just don't feel
betrayed, no, you ain't the only one who's been betrayed, betrayed
stone cold and all alone, and you're wearin' everything you own
they bare your flesh and strip your soul,
but underneath you got a heart of gold
just hold on to what you got (hold on, hold on)
betrayed, you ain't satisfied, i know you feel betrayed
you ain't crucified, so get real, betrayed, betrayed
all alone, far from home, and you're feelin' cold as stone
don't give up, don't give in, life's a bitch if you lose or win
betrayed - yeah, you ain't the only one who's been
betrayed - life's a bitch, if you lose or win - betrayed, betrayed
betrayed, betrayed

hide your heart

johnny saw her riding on a street car named desire,
his fate was sealed
she could see him coming like a hundred other liars,
it was no big deal
rosa had a lover on the shady side of town, tito,
he was king of the streets
she was his possession like a jewel on his crown,
johnny better run, better run
better hide your heart, better hold on tight
say your prayers, 'cause there's trouble tonight
when pride and love battle with desire
better hide your heart, 'cause you're playing with fire
the ride was over but the story doesn't end, he took her heart
she looked him in the eye and said they couldn't meet again
you could see the trouble start
the word went out that rosa's messin' with someone,
it was on the street
tito looked for johnny with a vengeance and a gun
johnny better run, better run
better hide your heart, better hold on tight
say your prayers, 'cause there's trouble tonight
when pride and love battle with desire
better hide your heart, 'cause you're playing with fire
johnny's holdin' rosa on a rooftop in the night, as time stood still
they couldn't hear him coming 'til he had them both in sight
you could feel a chill
a shot ran out like thunder and the blood was on her hands,
with nothing won
when someone lies dying, lovers finally understand
better hide your heart, better hold on tight
say your prayers, 'cause there's trouble tonight
when pride and love battle with desire
better hide your heart, 'cause you're playing with fire

prisoner of love

if i can survive, and if you can't deny it
don't give me love, no, don't even try it
just give me your trust, and i'll tell you no lies
this is the truth, and i don't know why
can't you hear your heart is beatin' (don't you hear it beatin')
don't you feel that sweet sweet feelin' (can't you feel that feelin')
anytime you need some lovin'
yeah, i know, i'm a prisoner of love, and i can't break these chains
yeah, yes i know, but here comes that feelin' again
and if you can't believe all your alibis,
i can tell by that look in your eyes
when we make love, you play hard to bet, you bet,
what you give is what you get
anytime i see you goin' (anytime i see you gone)
everytime the feelin's growin' (this feelin's growin')
anytime i need your lovin'
yeah, i know, i'm a prisoner of love, and i can't break these chains
yeah, yes i know, but here comes that feelin' again
i know it's much too late, but i can't help this feelin',
no i can't look away
yeah, i know, i'm a prisoner of love, and i can't break these chains
yeah, yes i know, but here comes that feelin' again

read my body

would you want to know what i'm thinking about
do you wonder do i wanna make you scream and shout - shout it out
would you like to see what's in my brain
does your curiosity make you insane - insane
baby you're just wastin' precious time,
if you want to know what's on my mind
read my body, are the letters big enough
read my body, do you like the book of my love
read my body, turn the page, get to the good stuff, read my body
would you like to go on a moonlight ride
do you think you wanna show me what you're like inside
would you like to touch, do you wanna know
how good it can get, how far it can go - ooh, let's go, let's go
baby if you're lost between the lines,
open up your eyes and see the signs
read my body, are the letters big enough
read my body, do you like the book of my love
read my body, turn the page, get to the good stuff, read my body
baby you're just wastin' precious time,
if you want to know what's on my mind
read my body, are the letters big enough
read my body, do you like the book of my love
read my body, turn the page, get to the good stuff, read my body

love's a slap in the face

i been up, down, and all around, tell you what i'm feelin'
i been hurt and i've found, been pushed around,
it's how i got this feelin'
i never thought i could hurt so good, no no
i never thought i could lose myself, but i just can't hide it
they never let you down easy, now listen
sometimes love is like a slap in the face, you been burned and still
it's the same old mistake
if you want my opinion, i'll give it to you straight
love is like a slap in the face
singin' na na na na na na na na na, na na na na na na na na na
love's got a hold on me, i can't believe it, but it's plain to see
turns me upside down and inside out
don't know why it never fails to make you scream and shout
i never knew i could fool myself, no no,
i never thought i could hurt so good
but i just can't hide it, guess i'm feelin' no pain, now listen
sometimes love is like a slap in the face, you been burned and still
it's the same old mistake
if you want my opinion, i'll give it to you straight
love is like a slap in the face
singin' na na na na na na na na na, na na na na na na na na na
i never knew i could hurt so good, no no,
i never thought i'd say nonono, no no
but i'm here babe, i got a secret inside
sometimes love is like a ball and chain
keeps you up at night, why is it always the same
if you wanna know the truth, it's something i can't explain
yeah love is like a ball and chain
yeah na na na na, na na na na na, na na na na, na na na na na
sometimes love is like a slap in the face, you been burned and still
it's the same old mistake
if you want my opinion, i'll give it to you straight
love is like a slap in the face
singin' na na na na na na na na na, na na na na na na na na na

forever

i gotta tell you what i'm feelin' inside,
i could lie to myself, but it's true
there's no denying when i look in your eyes,
girl i'm out of my head over you
i lived so long believin' all love is blind
but everything about you is tellin' me this time
it's forever, this time i know and there's no doubt in my mind
forever, until my life is thru, girl i'll be lovin' you forever
i hear the echo of a promise i made
when you're strong you can stand on your own
but those words grow distant as i look at your face
no, i don't wanna go it alone
i never thought i'd lay my heart on the line
but everything about you is tellin' me this time
it's forever, this time i know and there's no doubt in my mind
forever, until my life is thru, girl i'll be lovin' you forever
i see my future when i look in your eyes
it took your love to make my heart come alive
cos i lived my life believin' all love is blind
but everything about you is tellin' me this time
it's forever, this time i know and there's no doubt in my mind
forever, until my life is thru, girl i'll be lovin' you forever
it's forever, this time i know and there's no doubt in my mind
forever, until my life is thru, girl i'll be lovin' you forever

silver spoon

i ain't lookin' like nobody's fool, save it for somebody else
and i ain't makin' any desperate move, 'till i'm satisfied myself
i ain't waitin' for no invitation, i just wanna walk on thru
i never needed anybody, and like my daddy said
i wasn't born with a silver spoon, nowhere to hide in a crowded room
i see the attitude that's in your eyes, i got no reason to apologize
'cos what's so special 'bout a girl like you, with a silver spoon
in a city where the buildings rise, i was just another face
but mama told me when somebody dies,
no one else can take your place
i never needed anybody, and like my daddy said
i wasn't born with a silver spoon, nowhere to hide in a crowded room
i see the attitude that's in your eyes, i got no reason to apologize
'cos i've got something for a girl like you, with a silver spoon
i always knew i'd be somebody, i kept it in my head
i never needed anybody, and like my daddy said
i wasn't born with a silver spoon, nowhere to hide in a crowded room
i see the attitude that's in your eyes, i got no reason to apologize
'cos what's so special 'bout a girl like you, with a silver spoon

cadillac dreams

when i was seventeen, found out just what it means
if you can get it free, it just ain't worth a damn
when i heard the preacher say, don't throw your life away
i got that message, and i wrote it on the wall
i don't want anybody tellin' me lies, no, i don't want your diamond ring
'cause you ain't got my size
i want money, money, that's what i need,
i got cadillac dreams, please mister don'tcha take it from me
give me money, money, more than i need,
i got cadillac dreams waitin' on me
cadillac dreams, cadillac dreams
when i had the young boy blues, i paid some young boy dues
i learned the hard way, there's a heartbreak every day
stone cold reality came crashing down on me
well life was hard on me, but i still don't give a damn
when i was seventeen i was an angry young man
but i won't let just anybody tell me who i am
i just want money, money, that's all i need
i got cadillac dreams, hey mister don'tcha take it from me
give me money, money, more than i need,
these cadillac dreams are waitin' on me
didn't have the time of day, till this dream was born
you can't take that away, you can't take that away from me
when i was seventeen, there was this beauty queen
checked in a one room suite, the back seat of my car
when you want all the best things money can buy
you gotta reach down inside of you, to reach up to the sky
yeah, i want money, money, that's all i need
i got cadillac dreams, hey mister you can't take that from me
i want money, money, more than i need,
i got cadillac dreams waitin' on me
money, money, that's what i need
we're drivin' in my chevy with my cadillac dreams
someday, one day, just you and me
we'll ride inside these cadillac dreams

king of hearts

she was just 19, but in here eyes she was old enough to know
we were caught between two city streets, like a bad dream
we could barely survive in the world outside,
where the writin's on the wall
still she lets me know, we just can't let go,
and she takes my heart away
when she tells me i want it, i go crazy, i need it
when she touches i feel it, right there in her eyes
i'm the king of hearts, livin' in a fantasy
the king of hearts, when she's layin' next to me
shinin' like a jewel tonight, love is gonna rule tonight
yeah i'm gonna be the only one, to be king of hearts
like a neon light, the shadows flash across my empty room
we could leave tonight and save ourselves from a bad scene
when we walk on by with our heads up high, all the faces turn our way
yeah it's in their eyes, and they realize, we can make our getaway
when she tells me i want it, i go crazy, i need it
when she touches i feel it, right there in her eyes
i'm the king of hearts, livin' in a fantasy
the king of hearts, when she's layin' next to me
shinin' like a jewel tonight, love is gonna rule tonight
yeah i'm gonna be the only one, to be king of hearts
when she tells me i want it, i go crazy, i need it
when she touches i feel it, right there in her eyes
i'm the king of hearts, livin' in a fantasy
the king of hearts, when she's layin' next to me
shinin' like a jewel tonight, love is gonna rule tonight
yeah i'm gonna be the only one, to be king of hearts

the street giveth and
the street taketh away

hey man, gotta take a stand, so you think that you've been had
i'm here to bet ya, street's gonna get ya,
well two out of three ain't bad
hey man, it's gettin' out of hand, cross your heart and hope to die
you got yours, and i got mine, i'm gonna get what's comin' to ya
'cause the street giveth and the street taketh away
where there's no blind justice, no way
hey man, don't you understand, you can run but you can't hide
there ain't no life after death, so save your breath (you're gonna)
be a rock 'n roll suicide
hey man, do you need a hand, but i ain't no blessing in disguise
feel the agony, and the ecstacy, it's gonna burn right through ya
'cause the street giveth and the street taketh away
where there's no blind justice, no way
life's too short, so help yourself, 'cause i don't walk on water
'cause the street giveth and the street taketh away
where there's no blind justice, no way
'cause the street giveth and the street taketh away

you love me to hate you

you tell lies when you look at me, smile when you look away
spin a web any fool can see, put your candy on display
it's a game of who needs who, who's on top, me or you
pleasure and pain feel the same when the night is thru
girl you want me to cry, feel like i'm gonna die
girl you want me to bleed, feel the thrill of my need
girl you want me to bed, wish to hell i was dead
cos you love me to hate you, yeah you love me to hate you
girl you love me to hate you, and the more that i hate you i love you
you're like a cat on a hot tin roof, i love it when you scratch and bite
you got my heart in a hangman's noose, pull the rope and make it tight
love's like a chain holdin' you to me, you're the lock, baby i'm the key
don't wanna walk 'cause we're caught in a fantasy
girl you want me to cry, feel like i'm gonna die
girl you want me to bleed, feel the thrill of my need
girl you want me to bed, wish to hell i was dead
cos you love me to hate you, yeah you love me to hate you
girl you love me to hate you, and the more that i hate you i love you
it's a game of who needs who, who's on top, me or you
pleasure and pain feel the same when the night is thru
girl you want me to cry, feel like i'm gonna die
girl you want me to bleed, feel the thrill of my need
girl you want me to bed, wish to hell i was dead
cos you love me to hate you, yeah you love me to hate you
girl you love me to hate you, and the more that i hate you i love you
cos you love me to hate you, yeah you love me to hate you
girl you love me to hate you, and the more that i hate you i love you
and the more that i hate you i love you
yeah the more that i hate you i love you
and the more that i hate you i love you
yeah the more that i hate you i love you

somewhere between heaven and hell

i'd have to be a mindreader, baby, just to know what's goin' on
you don't need no crystal ball, sugar, can't you see my love is strong
don't you know my temperature is startin' to rise up
and it's draggin' me under your spell
somewhere between heaven and hell
sometimes i think you want to, but i can never tell
somewhere between pleasure and pain
i'm about to go insane, i'm so hungry, i'm so hungry
you don't have to see no furtune teller,
to see i just can't take no more
you been such a heartbreaker, baby,
you keep a lock on heaven's door
ain't you tired of goin' through the motions
and standin' in the shadow of love
somewhere between heaven and hell
sometimes i think you want to, but i can never tell
somewhere between the truth and a lie
sometimes i wonder why, i can't hurt you, i can't hurt you
don't need your lovin', don't want nothin'
don't need your sympathy, don't need a friend
i just need somethin' i can believe in, i can believe in
ain't you tired of goin' through the motions
and hidin' in the shadow of love
i'm somewhere between heaven and hell
sometimes i think you want me, but i can never tell
somewhere between pleasure and pain
i'm about to go insane, i'm so hungry
somewhere between love and hate
don't know just what i'm feelin', babe i think it's gettin' late
somewhere between the truth and a lie
sometimes i wonder why, i can't hurt you...

little caesar

ten million stories in the city, ten million backs against the wall
desperation's out tonight, you can cut it with a knife
everybody wants to have it all
well they tell you that the world is rough
but they never rocked it hard enough
hey little caesar, nobody messing with you
hey little caesar, go show 'em what you can do
nobody said that it was pretty, you haven't got a penny or a prayer
you know it's gonna be a fight, if you wanna see your name in lights
ain't nobody gives a damn out there
well you got your guts, you got your pride
but you'll never let them see inside
hey little caesar, nobody messing with you
hey little caesar, go show 'em what you can do

(spoken:)
well you don't believe in the books and rules
'cause you just believe in what you know is cool
well they tell you that the world is rough
but they never rocked it hard enough - i can't hear you


they just don't understand, you gotta fight to be a man
hey little caesar, nobody messing with you
hey little caesar, go show 'em what you can do
hey little caesar, oh yeah, that's what it is
hey little caesar, yeah

boomerang

gonna throw down the dice on a roll,
it's a showdown, gonna walk on hot coals
cut the deck, better place your bet,
'cause the game ain't over yet
wanna keep you under lock and key,
can't you see what you do to me
get the noose, i know i'm gonna hang,
'cause you're like a boomerang, boomerang
on the way up, you change your tune,
so pay up, and it ain't too soon
can't make up or break up, can't feel a thing,
you want a piece of everything
first you're cold and then you're hot,
you're in the mood and then you're not
yeah, i know i'll get a bang,
'cause you're like a boomerang, boomerang
you can slip and you can slide,
but there ain't nothin' you can hide
you just can't say no,
well here i come, baby, and here i go
a boomerang, a boomerang


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