Barry Goudreau - Barry Goudreau

1980
Razor & Tie Records (1996 Re-issue)

Track Listing:

01. Hard Luck
02. Nothin' to Lose
03. What's a Fella to Do?
04. Mean Woman Blues
05. Leavin' Tonight
06. Dreams
07. Life is What We Make It
08. Sailin' Away
09. Cold Cold World

Lyrics transcribed by thirdstage.ca and Mark Hillebrand, with some corrections by Mark Leitzke

Hard Luck

Hard luck
Baby you can never tell
About the service in a wishing well
You pay your dime, and you take a chance
Your heart is wide open for a taste of romance

Hard Luck
Stories everywhere I go
But it's too late momma and I want you to know
It's the same old story, it's the same old song
About a bonafide woman and a man who went wrong

Chorus:
Hard luck
'Bout your broken romance
Hard luck
You won't get a second chance
Hard luck
Seems you ran outta love
Hard luck
Woman you can't get enough, yeah yeah

Hard luck Baby did you ever feel
That love is a car and your under the wheel
You had to try, but you went too fast
And tried to start something that you knew wouldn't last

(Chorus)

At 5 'o clock in the morning
I know it's you on the line
You say it's hurtin' me so bad
You're really leavin' this time
Another woman when I asked her advice
She said, "You've got to learn how to survive."

Oh yeah yeah yeah

Hard luck
Baby you can never tell
About the service in a wishing well
It hurts bad then you finally learn
If your heart is on fire, you're gonna get burned

(Chorus)

Hard luck
Baby baby baby
Your hard luck (hard luck)
Yeah yeah yeah

Hard luck woo come on, yeah yeah
Hard luck woman (oh oh oh)
Hard luck
Baby baby baby come on

Hard luck oh yeah
Hard luck woo woo yeah yeah
Hard luck


Nothin' To Lose

Nothing ever goes right
I've made mistakes along the way
These times are hard and tough
I've had enough of rainy days

Lookin' over my life
I'm in the mood for a gambling chance
With some help from lady luck
I'll find a way to get through
I'll give it all the best I can do
Got nothin' to lose, whoa lose

I've had my share of bad times
Struggling dreams I left behind
Only seen the light
I'm just a lonely man who was blind

Lookin' over my life
I'm in the mood for a gambling chance
With some help from lady luck
I'll find a way to get through
I'll give it all the best I can do
Got nothin' to lose, whoa lose

Chorus:
Come give me a fight, fight!
Got nothin' to lose
Got a feelin' I'm right, right!
Got nothin' to lose

Nothin' to lose

Nothing ever goes right
I've made mistakes along the way
These times are hard and tough
I've had enough rainy days

Lookin' over my life
I'm in the mood for a gambling chance
With some help from lady luck
I'll find a way to get through
I'll give it all the best I can do
Got nothin' to lose, whoa lose

Come give me a fight, fight
Got nothin' to lose
Got a feelin' I'm right, right
Got nothin' to lose

Come give me a fight, fight
Got nothin' to lose
Got a feelin' I'm right, right
Got nothin' to lose

Come give me a fight, fight
Got nothin' to lose
Got a feelin' I'm right, right
Got nothin' to lose (I ain't got nothin' to lose)

Come give me a fight, fight
Got nothin' to lose
Got a feelin' I right, right (yeah yeah)
Got nothin' to lose

I ain't got nothin' to lose
Come give me a fight, fight (oh oh)
Got nothin' to lose

(Fade Out)



What's A Fella To Do

When I was young I didn't have much sense
I got into a rock 'n' roll band
Well heaven knows it rocked my soul
Things got out of hand

Well I got the fever and I want you to know
I'm certified out of my mind
I'm raisin' hell and I know damn well
I'm steppin' over the line

Well maybe I'm crazy maybe I'm not
But I've never been lazy 'bout doin' my time

What's a fella to do
What's a fella to do

L.A. down from Memphis
Still a long way to go
In every town, don't let 'em down
You come to rock 'n' roll

New York, San Francisco
And everywhere in between
A thousand miles a million smiles
We're playin' dirty and mean

And you're little kitty is leaving you cold
She wasn't ready for life on the road

What's a fella to do
What's a fella to do

And you're little kitty is leaving you cold
She wasn't ready for life on the road

Oh yeah

I don't care 'bout the money don't wanna settle down
I just wanna play in Texas again
From Arkensas to Waukesha
Stayin' at the Holiday Inn

Well people say I'm strange I'm ready for a change
I'm really fried out of my mind
I'm raisin' hell and know damn well
I'm steppin' over the line

Well maybe I'm crazy maybe I'm not
But I've never been lazy 'bout doin' my time

What's a fella to do
What's a fella to do

Yeah, I'm crazy babe
You know I like it that way, yeah

What's a fella to do


Mean Woman Blues

I got married it was out of fright
She said yes, I didn't wanna fight
I got bruises up and down my arm
That woman loves to do me harm

Oh baby, well I got me the mean woman blues

Now listen this is just the way it happened

I went out to have a drink with the boys
I wasn't breaking the law
I came home I didn't make much noise
She hit me right smack in the jaw

Well the next thing I know here comes a table and chair
I fell down she picked me up by the hair
She said, I know you're out seein' some whore
And I'm gonna even the score

Baby alright
Oh you know that woman loves to fight
Lord she can kick, scratch and bite
Got me shaking all night

Oh baby, well I got me the mean woman blues

She got a heart that's cold as ice
You cross her once, you won't cross her twice
There's no tellin' once her mind is made
It's like steppin' on a hand grenade

Oh baby, well I got me the mean woman blues

Now listen up

I went out for a walk in the park
Just gettin' some air
I came home, and it was just after dark
She met me at the top of the stairs

Well the next thing I know she began to wail
I went flyin' somewhere over the rail
She said I know you're out doing me wrong
But honey it won't be for long

So baby sit down
She said you and me are gonna have another round
She said in this house female brutality
Has become a reality

I said WOW!

Oh baby alright
Oh you know that woman loves to fight
She can kick, scratch, and bite
Got me shaking all night

Oh baby, well I got me the mean woman blues

I got married, it was out of fright
She said yes, I didn't wanna fight
I got bruises up and down my arm
That woman loves to do me harm

Oh baby, well I got me the mean woman blues

Now tell me if you think this is fair

I went out to have a drink with the boys
I wasn't breaking the law
I came home I didn't make much noise
She hit me right smack in the jaw

Well the next thing I know here comes a table and chair
I fell down she picked me up by the hair
She said, I know you're out seein' some whore
And I'm gonna even the score

So baby sit down
She said you and me are gonna have another round, sucker
She said in this house female brutality
Has become a reality

I said WOW!

Oh baby, now enough is enough
Now put down that hammer honey please

OW!
YEAH
OW!


Leavin' Tonight

Two nights ago, you were mine, oh
Did you forget what you said, oh
I want you so
But I don't know

Chorus:
If you don't love me
I'm gonna be leaving tonight
Say that you want me
And don't keep me waiting all night

My arms are tight with love tonight, oh
I'm feeling now the time is right, oh
Make up your mind
We're wasting time

(Chorus)

Don't, don't tease me like you do
It's up to you
Do, do what you can to please
So please me

Two nights ago, you were mine, oh
Did you forget what you said, oh
I want you so
But I don't know

(Chorus)

Don't, don't tease me like you do
It's up to you
Do, do what you can to please
So please me

(chorus) x2

If you don't love me
I'm gonna be dreaming tonight, oh

(Fade Out)


Dreams

Lost in a life of luxury
Livin' out all your fantasies
I've been down since you went away
It wasn't love, but it felt okay

My head is numb, I've been up all night
I stood there seein' the mornin' light
Can't explain what I feel inside
I wanna run and I wanna hide

My shattered hopes on the telephone line
I hope you're picking it up this time
It's only dreams that I hold onto
Dreams are all that I had with you

Chorus:
Memories and dreams of love
Days I had with you
I never thought it'd be so tough
To feel the way I do

Over you

Livin' high and without a care
You and I we were almost there
Can't explain what it meant to me
Every night was a fantasy

I've been down since you went away
It wasn't love, but it felt okay
Lookin' out in the mornin' light
Was it only a dream that night

(Chorus) x2

Lost in a life of luxury
Livin' out all your fantasies
I've been down since you went away
It wasn't love, but it felt okay

My head is numb, I've been up all night
I stood there seein' the mornin' light
Can't explain what I feel inside
I wanna run and I wanna hide

My shattered hopes on the telephone line
I hope you're picking it up this time
It's only dreams that I hold onto
Dreams are all that I had with you

Dreams are all that I had with you
Dreams are all that I had with you
Dreams are all that I had with you


Life Is What We Make It

Life is what we make it
Can't you see
You could leave or take a hold on me
Life is full of choices
Time's at the end
Do not heed the voices
Take a stand

I would love you if you'd swear that you were mine
You can't tell me but I cannot read your mind
Cannot read your mind, no, cannot read your mind
Cannot read your mind, naw, no no no

Life is what we make it all in all
You can choose to fight or take the fall
I'll be patient and I promise you'll be heard
I'll keep waiting but you never said a word
You never said a word, naw you never said a word
You never said a word, naw, no no no

Stop, I'm seeing a red light
I'll admit I went a little fast
Stop, I'm seeing a red light
You got to cool me in my tracks

Stop, I'm seeing a red light
Now I really didn't want it to last
Stop, I'm seeing a red light
But now you tore me right in half
Naw, no no no no yeah yeah yeah yeah

Life is what we make it all in all
You can choose to fight or take the fall
I'll be patient and I promise you'll be heard
I'll keep waiting but you never said a word
You never said a word, naw you never said a word
You never said a word, naw, no no no

Life is what we make it
Can't you see
You can leave or take a hold of me

Life is what we make it
Can't you see
Life is what we make it You and me Yeah!


Sailin' Away

I'm sailin' away
On a bright summer sea
The wind in my face
Is where I should be

But I'm thinkin' of you babe
And that sets me free
To cover the ocean
Is my destiny

Sometimes we get lonely
I know we both do
I can't live without ya
Can't live with you too

Like a hand full of sand
I'm tossed in the wind
Don't know where I'm goin'
Only know where I've been

I'm sailin' away
On a bright summer sea
The wind in my face
Is where I should be

But I'm thinkin' of you babe
And that sets me free
To cover the ocean
Is my destiny

It's my destiny


Cold Cold World

Lost and lonely
It's been a cold cold world
Need you near me
It's been a long time girl

Can't you hear me
It's a cold cold world
This time, I want you back
My life is turning black

Chorus:
Here I go
Feeling low
It's so cold
To be alone
Memories

All the way yeah
And I'm holding on tight
Steady me
I gotta love ya tonight

Deep desire
It's what you give me, girl
This time, I want you back
My life is turning black

(Chorus)

Memories
Only want one feeling
It's what you gave to me
Give it back to me!

Light the way
You gotta see me through
Every day
It's what I want with you

Cold cold world
It's what I'm going through
This time, I want you back
My life is turning black

(Chorus)

Lost and lonely
It's been a cold cold world
Need you near me
It's been a long time girl

Allright!
Cold cold world
Yeah
Whoa

 
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