Released: 2002

 

Track Listing:
01. I Had a Good Time
02. Stare Out Your Window
03. Corporate America
04. With You
05. Someone
06. Turn it Off
07. Cryin'
08. Didn't Mean to Fall in Love
09. You Gave Up On Love
10. Livin' For You (Live)

 

Artemis Records
751142-2

Produced By: Tom Scholz
Engineered By: Tom Scholz
Mastered By: Toby Mountain
Mastered At: Northeastern Digital Recording
Art Work (Front Cover): Darryl Hirschler
Art Work (Back Cover): Darvin Atkeson
Art Direction: Tom Scholz

 

Liner Notes:

 

Corporate America
Produced & Engineered by Tom Scholz, with the help from Fran & Anthony Cosmo, at their secret basement studios.

1. I Had a Good Time
Written by Tom Scholz

Brad Delp: vocals
Tom Scholz: vocals, guitar, bass drums
sexy girl's voice: Julia Van Daam
It's the journey, not the destination, so have a good time

2. Stare Out Your Window
Written by Anthony Cosmo

Fran Cosmo: vocals
Anthony Cosmo: vocals, guitars
Brad Delp: background vocals
Tom Scholz: bass, drums
also on keyboards: Dow Brain, Frank Talarico
No one likes to be on the outside looking in

3. Corporate America
Written by Tom Scholz

Fran Cosmo: vocals
Brad Delp: vocals
Kimberley Dahme: vocals
Tom Scholz: vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, drums
radio broadcast voices: Bill Ryan
Toxic waste, global warming, ozone holes ..."You can take your bottom line and shove it"

4. With You
Written by Kimberley Dahme

Kimberley Dahme: vocals, acoustic guitar
Tom Scholz: electric guitar, bass
The way love should be. Kimberley sings it like an angel, and recorded the vocal and acoustic guitar live in one take

5. Someone
Written by Tom Scholz

Brad Delp: vocals
Tom Scholz: guitars, keyboards, bass, drums
nightstand clock added by Bill Ryan
...and everyone sooner or later

6. Turn it Off
Written by Anthony Cosmo

Fran Cosmo: lead vocals
Anthony Cosmo: harmony vocals, guitars
Kimberley Dahme: harmony vocals
Tom Scholz: background vocals, organ, lead guitar
also: bass: Billy Carmen
drums: Tom Moonan
"The system's in distress, we feel the consequence" power chords by Anthony. The air raid siren is not a synth: it's a modified Hammond B3

7. Cryin'
Written by Anthony Cosmo

Fran Cosmo: vocals
Anthony Cosmo: acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar
Tom Scholz: lead guitar, keyboards
also: bass: Billy Carmen
percussion loop: Frank Talarico
keyboards: Sean Tierney
Fran sings from the heart, as always

8. Didn't Mean to Fall in Love
Written by Tom Scholz, Curly Smith, Janet Minto

Brad Delp: vocals
Tom Scholz: guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, background vocals
"Once you fall, you're swept away"

9. You Gave Up on Love
Written by Tom Scholz

Kimberley Dahme: vocals
Tom Scholz: vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums
special guest: Charlie Farren, vocals
also: vocals, flute: Beth Cohen
written for everyone who didn't want to give up

10. Livin' For You
Written by Tom Scholz

Fran Cosmo: lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Brad Delp: harmony vocals
Tom Scholz: lead guitar, keyboards
Gary Pihl: keyboards
A live version, for those who missed the studio version from "Walk On"

 

Digital Transfers & Editing:
Bill Ryan at R.M.I.
Adrian Hernandez at Clear Perceptions
also, Matt Knobel, Carl Nappa, Dan Chase, Steve Churchyard, Gary Pihl and Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering

Mastered by: Toby Mountain at Northeastern Digital Recording.

Cover Artist: Darryl Hirschler (front)
Darvin Atkeson (back)
Photos: Ron Pownall
Designer: Alisa Andreola
Image Editing: Gary Pihl, Kathy Murray
Art Direction: Tom Scholz

"With You" live studio session engineered by Dietmar Schmidt at 21st Floor Productions in Berlin. "Cryin'" and "Turn it Off" drum tracks engineered by Bob Acquaviva at AcqRok Studios in Utica.

Special Thanks to:
Danny Goldberg and Daniel Glass at Artemis for granting me artistic freedom
Irving Azoff and John Baruck for believing in this project
Jeff Smith, Steve Simon and Jim Collins for keeping the music business away from the musicians
Bill Ryan, digital surgeon, for sitting with me for days in a studio the size of a closet, changing arrangements till we both went mad
Ulf Gruber for overcoming every conceivable obstacle retrieving the original "With You" tracks
Dow Brain, Gary Pihl, Bill Ryan for their studio technical support
Helen Barrington and Earl Katz for research and help with "Corporate America" broadcast voice topics
All Boston fans everywhere, especially Troy Bartlett & Becky Asbury and all our friends at BOSTON.ORG for keeping the flame alive.

 

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Lyrics:


I Had a Good Time

Hey, you can be so unfair
And you know I will remember
You said you'd always be there
When you go

Hey, just wanted you to know
I wish you were mine
And I just wanted you to know
I had a good time

I, I had a really good time

You can lie and I'll still believe it
It's OK it doesn't matter
I know that you really mean it
In your own way

Hey, I wanted you to know
I wish you were mine
And I just wanted you to know
I had a good time

Hey, I had a really good time

Hey, you know what you want
Well maybe love is blind
Well, it's alright, it's cool
Just want you to know

I had a really good time
Yeah

Well, I've been in love
But nothing lasts forever
So just hold on long enough
Then maybe you and I together

It's alright

Yeah, yeah, yeah

You can lie to my face, and I'll believe it
It's OK, 'cause there's a feelin' you can't replace
You didn't mean it anyway

Hey, I wanted you to know
I wish you were mine
And I wanted you to know
I had a good time

I had a really good time


Stare Out Your Window

She's down right into herself, it's so untrue
She's dolled right in so well, this can't be you

So come down, come see
You don't want to wake and believe
You don't know, you don't dream
Somehow you make me so dizzy

I wanna stare out your window
You don't wanna let me in (let me in)
I wanna stare out your window
You don't wanna let me in (let me in)

She's calling out to her friends, just give me two
She words right under her breath, they don't want you

So come down, so come please
You don't wanna make me believe
You don't know, do not tease
But somehow you make me so free

(Chorus)

So come down, so come please
You don't wanna make me believe
You don't know, do not tease
But somehow you make me so free

(Chorus)

I wanna stare out your window (Let me in)
I wanna stare out your window (Let me in)
I wanna stare out your window (Let me in)


Corporate America

Who can stop de-evolution of the human race?
Look at you, Corporate America, you're in disgrace
Globalize; cigarettes, business jets, you love it
Maximize; but you can take your bottom line and shove it

Gotta get away (gotta get away)
Gotta get away, but I need a little help tonight
What 'ya gonna say (what 'ya gonna say)
What 'ya gonna say when you never even seen the light
See the light

Corporate America, look out, look out
Corporate America, who's gonna save us, who's gonna save us now?

You and I; DVDs, SUVs and cyberspace
Flying blind, virtual reality is in our face
This Earth desecrated by the human race
Now what's it worth? When do we evacuate to outer space?

(Chorus)

I see the future in the past
The reckless ride of modern man
Just took the corner way too fast
Flattened everything that stands
Fooled by the sales pitch for progress at a dizzy pace
We idolize the filthy rich for giving us synthetic taste
Computer calls, urban sprawl
Is the world a better place, is the world a better place?

Fare thee well, global extinction's forever
So what the hell, order your Mercedes in leather
Veal crates, ozone holes, and toxic waste
And don't count out religious hate
Who can survive this manmade fate?

Gotta get away
Gotta get away, and I need a little help tonight
What 'ya gonna say
What 'ya gonna say when you couldn't even see the light
See the light
Yeah


With You

My true love has come to call
The type of man I thought was dead and gone
And said, Sparrow, it's you I've come to see
'Cause with you, is where I want to be

Oh with you, with you, you take me higher
With you (with you) the waters parted the sea
With you the stars shine much brighter
Fallen into you, with you, with me

There's no way I'd ever resist
Or push away from your tender kiss
I give you my heart for the world to see
'Cause me with you, well it's destiny

(Chrous)

Oh, with you

Oh, oh, with you the stars shine much brighter
Fallen into you, with you, with you

Oh, with you, with you, with me


Someone

I hear you won't even say my name
I know things could never be the same

But whenever I call your number
You're not at home, don't hear the phone
Whenever I start to wonder
Are you alone? Are you alone?

Someone
Won't go to sleep tonight
Someone
Is gonna hurt inside

They say you receive the love you give
Someday, you'll believe it's how I live

But whenever I call your number
I'm all alone and on my own
Whenever I start to wonder
The things you said, the words I read

(Chorus)

Someone like me
Someone like me
Like me

Someone (someone)
Won't go to sleep tonight
Someone (someone)
Is gonna hurt inside

Someone
Won't go to sleep tonight
Someone
Is gonna hurt inside


Turn It Off

I'm conscious of liars they cross my path
The sinners ambitious to rule this land

The gardens are dead and the walls have bled
People betrayed in a secret rage

Turn it off (Somebody's asking me)
Turn it off (Somebody give)
Turn it off (Somebody's asking me)
Turn it off (Somebody show the way)

The system's in distress
We feel the consequence, yeah

Sinners and liars have crossed my path
There's simple disgrace from the souls of man
My sister's in rags and her babes in pain

Turn it off (Somebody's asking me)
Turn it off (Somebody give)
Turn it off (Somebody's asking me)
Turn it off (Somebody give)

Turn it off

Don't hear the words I'm preaching
If you deny the times of tribulation
Don't read the words I've given
If you believe there's sides to revalations

Life that once was taken brings million lives to isolation
Brings a million lives to isolation

Turn it off (Somebody's asking me)
Turn it off (Somebody give)
Turn it off (Somebody's asking me)
Turn it off (Somebody show the way)

I'm conscious of liars they cross my path
The sinners ambitious to rule this land
The gardens are dead and the walls have bled


Cryin'

Different eyes with the same old screen
We laugh, we love, we cry for what we've seen
It's crazy, it's how we feel
We're staring at the walls and living out of magazines

Cryin' outside the line
There's people with disease

If you take a chance
Would you like to dance
'Cause my heart is cryin'

What it would mean to me
It's like make-believe
And my heart is cryin'

Cryin'

Can't you see my heart is cryin'

Different minds with the same old dreams
We live a life of imaginary means
It's crazy, a pilot always tries to fly without a winning pace
A runner can never decide to end a given race

Starin' outside, a child's made a big mistake

(Chorus)

My heart is cryin'
My heart is cryin'
My heart is cryin'

My heart is cryin'

Can't you see my heart is cryin'
Can't you see my heart is cryin'

Different minds with the same old dreams
We live a life of imaginary means

Cryin' outside the line
There's people with disease

(Chorus)

My heart is cryin' (repeat)


Didn't Mean to Fall in Love

I didn't mean to fall in love
I didn't mean to fall in love

And all I mean to say
I can't go on the way things are
How can I lead the way
It feels so wrong to be so far away

Ooh, from you tonight
If I, if I lose you, I can't survive

Didn't know you wouldn't come tonight
Didn't hang on long enough
Didn't want to go and start a fight
Didn't mean to go, go and fall in love

It's like an avalanche
Once you fall, you're swept away
I didn't stand a chance
Hangin' on every word you say

Hey, we can find a place for love
Ooh, do you want it bad enough

I didn't mean to fall in love
I didn't mean to fall in love

So could you catch a plane
Come back home for one more try
I'll never be the same
I fell so hard out of the sky

Today

For you, you see
And you, would never believe what you do for me
Can't you see, you're all I need

(Chorus)


You Gave Up On Love

You say love is all you need
So the story goes
There's no changin' what you believe
But you're the one who knows

You gave up on love (you gave up on love)
You gave up so easily
Guess you're not so tough
You gave up on everything love could be

Saw the way so long ago
Guess it was beyond us
You won't say that you still know
You just broke your promise

(Chorus)

Hey, you run to me but it's just not enough
Hey, you couldn't see that you had to be
You had to be in love

You gave up on love (you gave up on love)
You gave up on everything (you gave up on love)
You gave up on love (you gave up on love)
You gave up on everything (you gave up on love)

(Chorus)


Livin' For You (Live)

Livin' without you never could be so wrong
Don't need to say it, I never waited so long
Thinking about yo in everthing I do
Love for giving
You know I'm just livin' for you

And I, I never needed to lie
Can't you see I believe in my heart when I'm saying
It's love that you see
You're just the one for me
I'm praying

Maybe I'm dreaming, don't want to wake up now
Baby, I love you, I always knew it somehow
Happened so easy, don't need to think it through
It's not so amazing
Been going so crazy for you

Dreaming and hoping, hoping that dreams come true
You're my religion, girl, I've been living for you
Don't want to fight it, tried everything I know
I won't deny it
You're everywhere I try to go

(Chorus)

Knew it so easy, don't have to think it through
Love is for giving
I know I'm just livin' for you

Love is for giving
I know I'm just livin' for you