RTZ - Return to Zero

1991
Giant Records

Track Listing:

01. Face the Music
02. There's Another Side
03. All You've Got
04. This is My Life
05. Rain Down on Me
06. Every Door is Open
07. Devil to Pay
08. Until Your Love Comes Back Around
09. Livin' for the Rock and Roll
10. Hard Time (In the Big House)
11. Return to Zero



Face The Music
(Goudreau/Maes)

I can't blame you, nobody wants to be the fool
Face the music, it all there in front of you
You can get it if you really try
You can get it if you don't ask why

Look at you, the life you've gotten used to
You don't care about the things you're into
You can get it, cause it's everywhere
Temptation hides behind every stare

And when you get, it makes you feel good
You don't regret it, but maybe you should just

Chorus:
Face the music
Oh don't turn away
Just face the music
You can run or stay

First you admit it then you take it back
You're lookin' good 'cause that's your act
Look at you, your life's gettin' hollow
Time to choose a path you're gonna follow

And when you get it, it makes you feel good
You don't regret it, but maybe you should just

(Chorus)

I can't blame you, nobody wants to be the fool
Face the music, it all there in front of you
And when you get, it makes you feel good
You don't regret it, but maybe you should just

(Chorus)


There's Another Side
(Goudreau/Delp)

You say we're through and you don't wanna fight
You say I've been cruel to you, and I guess that's your right
Well before you haul out that ball and chain
I'm not the only one who's to blame

Chorus:
There's another side
If the truth be known
I've still got my pride
But I've been dealt a low blow

You set me up and then you pushed me aside
You tell all your friends it's me
But it's you deep inside
How many lies were right to my face?
How many lonely nights an I gonna take?

I gave my best to you baby
But you only let me down
And after I rescued you
Why do you wanna see me drown?

(Chorus)

Repeat 1st verse

(Chorus)


All You've Got
(Goudreau/Delp)

Well I heard things took a turn for you
And now you don't know what to do
Sometimes it's a matter of degrees
From being up on your luck
To being down on your knees

And now you're under pressure to choose
You're in so deep you've got nothing to lose

Chorus:
So give it all you've got, give it all you've got
Give it all you've got
Just look 'em straight in the eye and tell 'em
Take your best shot

Well they finally put the screws to you
No more waiting for the other shoe
This time the lines are being drawn
And it's time to decide just what side you're on

They'll try to tell you what to do
They'd love to have control of you
'Cause it's your spirit they lack
And once they get it from you
You know you won't get it back

And now you've got your back to the wall
And you're in danger of losing it all

(Chorus)

Yea don't let them tell you what to do
Don't let it get the best of you
It's a matter of degrees
From being up on your luck
To being down on your knees

And now you've got your back to the wall
And you're in danger of losing it all

(Chorus)


This Is My Life
(Goudreau/Delp)

Strike me down in this very spot
If I ever told you a lie
Just as sure as I'm standing here
You're my heart's one desire

In all my life I've never found someone who makes me feel more like a man
And you're someone I can talk to
So I know you'll understand

I don't mean to be indelicate
It's the last thing on my mind
But there's something that's been troubling me
And it's grown over time

At first it seemed you depended on me, but now you're trying to run the show
Please don't take this the wrong way
But there's something you should know

Chorus:
This is my life, this is my life
And I know you want to run it for me
But that isn't what I need
Baby, that's just the way it is

Oh, momma when I look at you
You're my joy and my pride
But how can something so beautiful
Be such a thorn in my side

At first you came on so innocent, but it seems you'd like to have control
Well there's some things that I just can't
Countenance
And it's high time that you know

(Chorus)

And that's the way it's gonna be
'Cause this is my life

And I know you've got it in for me
It's plain for all to see

(Chorus)

...And I ain't gonna fall in love
This time


Rain Down On Me
(Goudreau/Warren/Maes/Stefanelli/Archibald)

I can feel the thunder comin' from miles around
And I often wonder how a good love can be found
It feels like a bolt of lightning, chargin' me up when I'm feelin' low
And the love I feel for you girl, is strong as a wind can blow

Chorus:
Rain down on me, let your love rain down on me
Wash away my lonely years, rain down

My life before I met you
Was like the calm before the storm
Relationships that tried and died
Before the bond could form
Then you rescued me, oh you rescued me
This hour love has the power
The passion of a summer breeze

(Chorus)


Every Door Is Open
(Goudreau/Delp)

As I look outside my window I see rain
When I look into your eyes I feel pain

I know there's something you're trying to conceal
But tell me what you feel

Lately when we talk, you look away
There's a certain look of sadness in your face
Well you must be blind if you don't think that I can see

I know there's something you're trying to conceal
But tell me what you feel

Chorus:
Every door is open to my heart for you
Every word that's spoken comes from my heart
To you

If it hurts so much, just let it go
If you need someone to lean on, let me know
But if you don't ask then there's nothing I can do

We all need somebody to help us when we're falling
Can't you hear me calling

(Chorus)

We all need somebody to help us when we're falling
Can't you hear me calling

(Chorus)


Devil To Pay
(Goudreau/Delp)

Well I did a little drinkin' with the boys last night
Just enough to put me away
Yea it went down smooth as my head got light
I was just buzzin' away
When you get a little high everything looks fine
But oh baby how it changes over time

Chorus:
Oh now I've got the devil to pay
Oh lord I've got the devil to pay
And it's no good runnin'
'Cause you can't get away
Oh lord I've got the devil to pay

Well I really don't remember how I got this eye
I must have gotten carried away
When I saw some big dude pickin' on this little guy
I said some things you never should say
First you get a little buss
Then you speak your mind
Oh baby, draw the shades and blinds

(chorus x2)

Sometimes I wish that I could stay put
But that's much too easy, no way
Open mouth, insert foot
Now I've got the devil to pay

Well I'm tired of wakin' up
At the scene of the crime
Oh baby it's the very last time

(Chorus)


Until Your Love Comes Back Around
(Maes)

I thought I spoke to you last evening
I woke up cryin' in my sleep
I dreamed that we were still together
But now I'm back out on the street

I've been runnin' so hard
Tryin' to find the place
Where my baby might be stayin'
I've just gotta see her face

I know there's lots of lonely people
Cryin' all around the world
And this is just another story
About a boy who lost his girl

Well I'm not expecting changes
To happen overnight
But baby if you're listening
Won't you come home and make it right

Chorus:
Until your love comes back around
Until your love comes back around
I can't get my feet back on the ground
And things won't ever be the same

I hope you're thinking about me baby
Though I don't wish you any pain
But if you miss me like I miss you darlin'
You must be livin' in the rain

I've been runnin' so hard
Tryin' to find the place
Where my baby might be stayin'
I've just gotta see her face

(Chorus)

I hope you're thinking about me baby
Though I don't wish you any pain
But if you miss me like I miss you darlin'
You must be livin' in the rain

Well I know we haven't spoken much lately
Lord, but you gotta bring her back to me
I won't make any promises that I can't keep
But you know I'm a better man when I'm not alone you see

(Chorus)


Livin' For The Rock 'N' Roll
(Goudreau/Delp)

Ever since I heard the words to "Johnny B. Goode"
There was somethin' bout the message in the music that I understood
Spendin' all my money on those old 45's
Stacks and stacks of records wax
All that I could buy
Pappa called me crazy, momma prayed for my soul
I was in love, livin' for the rock 'n' roll

Now when the weekend came around
We'd all head into town
To see the latest bands and what they were layin' down
Me and my buddies we'd all be waitin' in line
In sleeping bags, sharing drags
Cannabis and wine
We got so crazy that we stole the show
Stayin' high, livin' for the rock 'n' roll
Yea we're goin' to the rock 'n' roll shows

Well a lot of years went by, now I'm out on the road
The shoe's on the other foot, welcome to the show
This time the music's on me
When I look outside an' see the kids all waitin' in line
In sleeping bags, sharin' drags
Brings me back to mind
Those crazy days we were out of control
Got no regrets, livin' for the rock 'n' roll
Yea we're goin' to the rock 'n' roll shows

Livin' for the rock 'n' roll
Yea we're goin' to the rock 'n' roll shows
Do you remember "Johnny B. Goods"?
How 'bout Elvis and those Blue Suede Shoes?
Do you remember Fats Dominoe?
Rock, rock, rockin' on the radio


Hard Time (In The Big House)
(Goudreau/Delp)

I was standin' on the corner
With some business for the man
I was holdin' what he wanted
When they took me to the van
Now I'm sittin' and I'm thinkin'

There's a hole in my life
Big enough to drag a better man down

Chorus:
Doin' hard time, hard time in the big house
Doin' hard time, hard time in the big house

I was taken to detention
I was feelin' scared as hell
I was stripped of my possessions
I was taken to a cell
Now I'm sittin' and I'm thinkin'

There's a hole in my life
Like someone took a gun and shattered my hopes

(Chorus)

Was it somethin' I was missing
That I thought I had to score
Was it all for love and money
Does it matter anymore
Now I'm sittin' and I'm thinkin'

There's a hole in my life
Big enough to drag a better man down

(Chorus)


Return To Zero
(Maes/Goudreau/Delp)

Before it gets too far
It's time to look at where we are
We're miles out to sea from where we ought to be
Ooo it's a shame
Violence comes too easily
They're dyin' in the streets
Now it seems it's up to you and me

Chorus:
This is no time for heroes
We've got to get back
Return To Zero

Love is what we need
Love and understanding
Love is what we need

We've got to come down hard
Times being what they are
There's barely room to breathe
Even in our own back yards
Ooo it's a sin
The time will come when no one wins
Hate is a disease
And it's catchin' up to you and me

(Chorus)

Love is what we need
Love and understanding
Love is what we need
To get back on our feet

 
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