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From the Album "Life in the Briarpatch"

All songs written by Fred Bogert

copyright Maxbox Music BMI

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Song 1. Black Market -Written by Fred Bogert and Barbara Cargill BMI

Verse 1

Headlights in the pines, midnight on the mountain

Moonlight in the meadow, toomany stars for countin'

Moonshine on the front seat, next to the cigarette carton

They come up here to tremble, and their hearts are in the bargain

Chorus

Black Market up in Big Sky country

makin promises and breakin a few laws

the ranch hands and the farmers' daughters

If you got love baby you can have it all

Verse 2

Smokey silhouettes, leanin on the window

There's a halo in her hair, well it's just the way the wind blows

Below them in the distance, the constellation of the city

they make each other tremble, he's so handsome, she's so pretty

Chorus

Bridge

All you need to save your soul

is a fire and a blanket and a little rock 'n roll

You dance around with your hat pulled down

doin all the things that you never do in town

he sun comes up when the full moon falls

if you got love baby you can have it all

 

Song 2. Friends and Sometime Lovers

Things didn't work out like you planned

you got your freedom baby, but you got no man

a lonely situation, got one of my own

right now we're not alone

this night is ours to own

as friends and sometime lovers

we've been undone, but our hearts are young

as young as friends and sometime lovers

I look in your eyes

I can see a sunrise

love is what we have to show

for letting go

We can smile like children, laugh out loud

steal away from the hustling crowd

you can dance in the moonlight, fall asleep in my arms

Between the right and wrong

you can depend upon

your friend and sometime lover

we've been undone, but our hearts are young

as young as friends and sometime lovers

I look in your eyes

I can see a sunrise

love is what we have to show

for letting go

 

Song 3. Love Is Leading Me On

Chorus

Love is leading me on

love is leading me on

my troubles fade and my heart is strong

and love is leading me on

Verse 1

When my day feels like an empty cup

(love is leading me on)

I open up my heart and let love fill me up

(love is leading me on)

Chorus

Verse 2

I feel my sorrow and I know my fear

(love is leading me on)

but I know God is love and right in here

(love is leading me on)

Chorus

Verse 3

And when I worry: what will they think of me

(love is leading me on)

Spirit says: they'll see what they need to see

(love is leading me on)

Chorus

 

Song 4. Anticipating You

When I'm anticipating you

everything I say or do is gonna be wrong

like some lowdown- situation blues

'bout somebody's baby, who's gonna be gone

Honey won't you do

the sweet lovin thing you do to my point of view

Hurry up baby

When I'm anticipating you

I stay behind the times, I can't find my lines

I stay one quarter-tone outta tune

on this little tin whistle, nobody's chimin my chimes

Honey don't you see

there's nothin I can do or be, that isn't you and me

Hurry up baby

I'm anticipating you

It's like I've been away from you

I keep anticipating you

like I've been away from you

 

Song 5. It's About Us

Verse 1

It's not about me, it's not about you, it's about us

'bout livin in freedom, stayin in truth, stayin in trust

Givin it up, in the name of love

Is it any wonder, it's what our dreams are made of

I like it like this and I love your kiss

and the way the whole thing fits when it's about us

Verse 2

When I say I do, and you do too, it's about us

We can pick a few bones, and then leave 'em alone, without makin a fuss

Livin it up, gonna dance all night

s it any wonder that the future looks so bright

when it feels so right, baby it's about us

Bridge

And it's fine , fine, fine what a little peace of mind can do

You'd have to be blind, blind, blind

to take ons and one and just make two

Together we're so much more than the parts

when it feels like this down deep in your heart

 

Song 6. Baby I'm Yours (But I'm Mine Tonight) written by Fred Bogert and Emily Kaitz (Pingleblobber MusicBMI)

Verse1

It's no sacrifice, to give you my all

but I'm not into leaning so hard on you that we both fall

There comes a moment when together's not right

Baby I'm yours, but I'm mine tonight

Verse 2

My time away gives me something to share

And you're safe in believing that I am leaving my heart in your care

I'll meet you tomorrow in the lovers' moonlight

Baby I'm yours, but I'm mine tonight

Bridge

I'll make no apologies for not taking you with me

But we'll stand together, oh so much better

if we don't forget how to stand alone

Verse 3

I know that freedom is good for you too

And I love you so much it's easy to trust you to do what you'll do

I look to a future spent holding you tight

Baby I'm yours, but I'm mine tonight

Yeah, baby I'm yours, but I'm mine tonight

 

Song 7.Close Enough to Fight

I've never seen you look at me that way

your eyes on fire with every word you say

some little thing I've done has turned you like a tide

too strong to hide

we're getting close enough to say we're in love

this is the night, we're close enough to fight

You slam the door and make your getaway

I pretend I never wanted you to stay

one time around the block and you pull back in the drive

and I break down inside

and I thank God 'cause now I know we can survive

we'll make it right,

we're close enough to fight

Close enough to fight

strong enough to care

long enough in love to have memories to share

like the memory of the love we're gonna make tonight

we're close enough to fight

Let my loving heal your wounded pride

soothe me with the beauty of your tender side

bring me that part of you I never knew about

inside out

there's nothing left to come between us any more

we'll make it right

we're close enough to fight

 

Song 8. If That's Love

Got an empty house, an empty heart

babe that's where my sleepwalkin starts

and I'm gonna walk on, my hope is gone

I'm tellin you, what am I gonna do

From that single lie to a single bed

I don't believe she heard a single word I said

my story's told, but she's so cold

And if that's love, that's it

I quit, she's breakin my heart to bits

she don't care, it ain't fair

if that's love I could never get used to it

I run to her, she runs away

I wonder what I've got to show for what I pay

I only want the thing she don't

 

Song 9. Take It Easy On My Heart

Baby don't you tell me

what you're tryin to tell me

I've got one request of you

it's been a long, lonely night

things ain't goin right

and I know this is somethin you gotta do

My friends they try to tell me

what you're tryin to tell me

I just laughed and said , that's a lie

and now I'll see my friends

and try to make amends

with all that I have left of my pride

It's been hard to sleep

knowing what I'd dream

it's been hard to see 'cause love has made me blind

It's been impossible to hear

with this music in my ear

our old favorite song keeps running through my mind

So if you have to tell me

what you're tryin to tell me

go on girl, I know it must be hard

do what you think is best

but grant me this request

baby take it easy on my heart

 

Song 10. Swimmin Upstream

Love is a river that finds its own way

rollin and tumblin or just driftin away

I woke up this mornin from a restless dream

missin you baby I feel like I'm

swimmin upstream

rollin against the flow

what's it gonna take to get back to you

honey I don't know

I got this feelin I'm in over my head

sink or swim baby that's what you're mama said

I love you honey don't you treat me so mean

it's like your ship is comin in and I'm

swimmin upstream

rollin against the flow

what's it gonna take to get back to you

honey I don't know

When you see me will you think I'm a ghost

or sit me down at your celebrity roast

I tell you baby that my love is true

if you don't know what I mean I'm

swimmin upstream

rollin against the flow

what's it gonna take to get back to you

honey I don't know

 

Song 11.Blue In The Morning

I'll take another night on the town

life of the party kind of affair

black tie, champagne, suave, debonair

soft music and warm hearts in the cold night air

a table for one in an all night cafe

now the city seems giddy and bright

and I can dream on through the night

But I get so blue in the morning

all my dreams come untrue in the morning

such a bitter pill to wake up alone

your empty pillow as cold as stone

sunshine and laughter will bring me around

and I'll be back on top when the sun goes down

chasing rainbows through the night

now you see I'm a fool for you

and I pay the dues

when I get so blue in the morning

 

Song 12. God Knows

Verse 1

One chapter slowly turns to two

Thank God my story still has you

in the pages of my life, we grow

joy and sorrow come and go

and our love remains, God knows

Verse 2

From every season comes a change

Bring down the curtain, clear the stage

as the players rearrange, take heart

just in time we'll know our part

That's the way it goes, God knows

Bridge

When we're face to face we leave the world out there

Hold me close, embrace me

like a peaceful prayer

Verse 3

I heard an ancient sailor say

don't like the weather, wait a day

and like a pilgrim passing through, stay true

keep your loved ones close to you

as the tempest blows, God knows

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