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The Road-Kings the Band
The Road-Kings the Band
The Road-Kings the Band

The Road-Kings the Band

The Road-Kings the Band
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The lyrics below are from songs on our first album, Dust & Gasoline

TURN IT UP

FRIENDS, HARLEY-DAVIDSON BIKES AND GOOD TIMES…

THE SUN CAME UP THIS MORNING
LORD GET ME THROUGH ANOTHER DAY
SEE I BEEN WORKING FOR THE MAN EVERY HOUR
JUST TO MAKE IT PAY
DON’T IT FEEL LIKE YOU WERE SOLD A LIE
WHEN YOU WERE BACK IN SCHOOL
AND YOU KNOW SOMETIMES YOU LOSE YOUR MIND
IF YOU DON’T BREAK THE RULES

WELL WELL WISDOM DON'T COST NOTHING
YOU LOSE UNTIL YOU GET IT RIGHT
LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING
‘LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED TONIGHT

TURN IT UP HONEY
COME ON TURN IT UP HONEY
WON’T YOU TURN IT UP HONEY AND LET ME HEAR SOME ROCK AND ROLL
COME ON TURN IT UP HONEY
SEE I GOT MYSELF A HARLEY
TURN IT UP HONEY
AND LET ME HEAR SOME ROCK AND ROLL

MAN TAKE A LOOK OVER THERE SHE GOT IT ALL GOING ON
ME AND MY BUDDIES THINK IT’S FUNNY JOHNNY'S COMING ON TO STRONG
WELL WELL WISDOM DON’T COST NOTHING
YOU LOSE UNTIL YOU GET IT RIGHT
LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING
‘LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED TONIGHT

TURN IT UP HONEY, COME ON TURN IT UP HONEY
WON’T YOU TURN IT UP HONEY
LET ME HEAR SOME ROCK AND ROLL
COME ON TURN IT UP HONEY
SEE I GOT MYSELF A HARLEY
COME ON TURN IT UP HONEY AND LET ME HEAR SOME ROCK AND ROLL

WELL WELL WISDOM DON'T COST NOTHING
YOU LOSE UNTIL YOU GET IT RIGHT
LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING
LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED TONIGHT
TURN IT UP HONEY
COME ON TURN IT UP HONEY
WON’T YOU TURN IT UP HONEY AND LET ME HEAR SOME ROCK AND ROLL
TURN IT UP HONEY
SEE I GOT MYSELF A HARLEY
TURN IT UP HONEY AND LET ME HEAR SOME ROCK AND ROLL

FAT BOY BLUES

TOO MUCH TIME SPENT ON A BIKE. AND THE REALITIES OF LETTING GO….

OUT ON THE HIGHWAY
I’M GONNA LET IT ROLL
GONNA DO THIS MY WAY KICK BACK AND LET IT GO
YOU BEEN CHEATIN ON ME BABY FOR SO LONG, NOW WERE THROUGH BUT I GOT THE FAT BOY BLUES
FAT BOY BLUES FOR YOU

MY DADDY TOLD ME
'SON LOVE’S OPEN ROAD’
YOU GOT TO KEEP ON MOVIN
DON’T NEED NO HEAVY LOAD
AND I BEEN WAITING ON YOU BABY
FOR SO LONG WIN OR LOSE
I GOT THE FAT BOY BLUES
FAT BOY BLUES FOR YOU

DON’T TRY TO FIND ME
I DON’T NEED YOUR ALI’BI’S
I WON’T LOOK BEHIND ME
WHERE SCREAMING EAGLES CRY
I’VE BEEN A FOOL FOR YOU BABY FOR SO LONG, BUT IT’S TRUE
I GOT THE FAT BOY BLUES
FAT BOY BLUES, FOR YOU

THE ROAD

HAVING SPENT MANY YEARS ON THE ROAD TOURING AND PERFORMING THIS IS A SONG FOR ANYONE WHO WORKS AWAY FROM HOME…

SLEEPING NEATH A HIGHWAY BRIDGE
A MAN COULD WAKE UP DEAD
BIG RIG LIGHTS AND WHITE LINES
ROAD BLOCKS UP AHEAD
AND I’VE SANG MY SONG’S IN JUKE JOINT BARS
MOBILE TO ABILENE
TO UNFAMILIAR FACES
JUST MY GUITAR AND A BEER

BUT SOMETHINGS DRIVING ME HOME TONIGHT
GONNA TAKE ME CROSS THAT BORDER LINE
THE ROAD I TRAVEL BABE
CAN TWIST AND TURN AND BEND
BUT THE ROAD WILL BRING IS BACK TOGETHER AGAIN

LATE NIGHT DJ WON’T YOU PLAY
RUNNING DOWN A DREAM
NEON LIGHTS AND BILL BOARD SIGNS,
SELL WHAT I DON'T NEED
AND I SANG MY SONGS IN JUKE JOINT BARS
PHOENIX TO SAN ANTONE
IN UNFAMILIAR PLACES
ONLY LONELY HEARTS WOULD GO

BUT SOMETHINGS DRIVING ME HOME TONIGHT
GONNA TAKE ME CROSS THAT BORDER LINE
THE ROAD I TRAVEL BABE CAN TWIST AND TURN AND BEND
BUT THE ROAD WILL BRING IS BACK TOGETHER AGAIN

BUT SOMETHINGS DRIVING ME HOME TONIGHT
GONNA TAKE ME CROSS THAT BORDER LINE
THE ROAD I TRAVEL BABE
CAN TWIST AND TURN AND BEND
BUT THE ROAD WILL BRING IS BACK TOGETHER AGAIN
THIS ROAD WILL BRING US BACK TOGETHER AGAIN

ALL REAL

INSPIRED BY A BOBBY BLAND SONG I HEARD RECORDED BY THE GREAT BOZ SCAGGS.
I ALWAYS WANTED TO WRITE A SONG OF HOW DEEPLY A MAN CAN FEEL LOVE…

I DON’T BELEIVE IN MIRACLES
AIN’T NEVER SEEN NOBODY HEALED
I DON’T BELEIVE IN ANGELS
THEY’RE SOMTHING TOO SUREAL
BUT I BELEIVE IN MY BABY CAUSE HER LOVE IS ALL REAL
IT’S ALL REAL

I DON'T NEED NO DOCTOR
TO CURE MY ACHES AND ILL’S
I NEED NO PROPHET OF THE FUTURE
TELL ME THINGS LIFE MAY REVEAL
ALL I NEED IS THAT WOMAN CAUSE HER LOVE IS ALL REAL
IS ALL REAL IT’S ALL REAL

I DON’T NEED TO BEG, STEAL OR BORROW
FOR THINGS THAT MAY APPEAL
I AIN’T GONNA WORRY BOUT TOMMOROW
TAKING SCORE OR MAKING DEALS
ALL I NEED IS THAT WOMAN CAUSE HER LOVE IS ALL REAL
IT’S ALL REAL
IT’S FOR REAL, IT’S FOR REAL
HER LOVE IS ALL REAL
IT’S FOR REAL, IT’S FOR REAL
HER LOVE IS ALL REAL
I AIN’T GOT MUCH IN THIS WORLD
BUT HER LOVE IS ALL REAL

RIDE LIKE THE WIND

SINCE I FIRST HEARD THIS SONG I ALWAYS WANTED TO RECORD A VERSION OF IT.
THE ORIGINAL HAS SUCH A GREAT FEEL. I HOPE WE DID IT JUSTICE…

IT IS THE NIGHT MY BODY'S WEAK
I'M ON THE RUN NO TIME TO SLEEP
I'VE GOT TO RIDE RIDE, LIKE THE WIND
TO BE FREE AGAIN

AND I’VE GOT SUCH A LONG WAY TO GO
TO MAKE IT TO THE BORDER OF MEXICO
SO I RIDE, LIKE THE WIND RIDE LIKE THE WIND

I WAS BORN THE SON OF A LAWLESS MAN
ALWAYS SPOKE MY MIND WITH A GUN IN MY HAND
LIVED NINE LIVES, GUNNED DOWN TEN
GONNA RIDE LIKE THE WIND

AND I GOT SUCH A LONG WAY TO GO
TO MAKE IT TO THE BORDER OF MEXICO
SO I RIDE, LIKE THE WIND
RIDE LIKE THE WIND, GONNA RIDE LIKE THE WIND

ACCUSED AND TRIED AND TOLD TO HANG
I WAS NO WHERE IN SIGHT
WHEN THE CHURCH BELL RANG
NEVER WAS THE KIND, TO DO AS I WAS TOLD
GONNA RIDE LIKE THE WIND BEFORE I GET OLD

IT IS THE NIGHT, MY BODY'S WEAK
I'M ON THE RUN NO TIME TO SLEEP
I'VE GOT TO RIDE
RIDE LIKE THE WIND TO BE FREE AGAIN

AND I GOT SUCH A LONG WAY TO GO
TO MAKE IT TO THE BORDER OF MEXICO
SO I RIDE LIKE THE WIND RIDE LIKE THE WIND
AND I’VE GOT SUCH A LONG WAY TO GO
TO MAKE IT TO THE BORDER OF MEXICO
SO I RIDE LIKE THE WIND
GONNA RUN LIKE THE WIND

DUST AND GASOLINE

BIKE’S AND RELATIONSHIPS….

ENGINES HOT, NEON'S GREEN ONE HUNDRED MILES
AND I’M STILL IN THE SEAT BEEN SEARCHIN FOR YOU BABY AIN’T NO WHERE TO BE SEEN I’M JUST LIVIN FOR YOUR LOVIN BABY EATING DUST AND GASOLINE YES, I KNOW THE ANSWER, BEEN DOWN THAT ROAD BEFORE BUT SHE’S THE KIND OF WOMAN WHO WILL LEAVE YOU WANTING MORE I’M SEARCHIN FOR YOU BABY WHY DO YOUR MAN SO MEAN I’M JUST LIVIN FOR LOVIN BABY EATING DUST AND GASOLINE SAY PREACHER CAN YOU HELP ME MY LIFE’S A LIVING HELL I’M HUNGRY AND I’M THIRSTY SHE GOT ME IN A SPELL I’M SEARCHING FOR MY BABY HAS ANYBODY SEEN I’M JUST LIVIN FOR YOUR LOVIN BABY EATING DUST AND GASOLINE WELL DAWN TILL DUSK
NEON'S GREEN EATING DUST AND GASOLINE BABE DAWN TILL DUSK, NEON’S GREEN EATING DUST AND GASOLINE I'M JUST LIVIN FOR YOUR LOVIN BABY EATING DUST AND GASOLINE

PASSING THRU

STEVE MCQUEEN, MARLONE BRANDO, EASY RIDER, LIKE IT IS…

I WAS BORN THE WRONG SIDE OF THE RAILROAD TRACKS
I NEVER LET THAT SAW GRASS GROW BENEATH MY FEET
MADE LOVE UNTIL I HEARD THAT COCK CROW
BROKE HEARTS BUT NEVER LOST NO SLEEP
NOW SOME WOMAN THINK THAT THEY CAN CHANGE A MAN
BUT LIKE A DOG HOWLS AT THE MOON THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND
SOME TIMES A MAN WILL DO WHAT HE’S BORN TO DO

MY TWO WHEELS KEEP ON TURNING BABY I’M JUST PASSING THROUGH YEA YEA
MY TWO WHEELS KEEP ON TURNING BABY I’M JUST PASSING THROUGH YEA YEA

I DON’T LIKE YOUR KIND THE SHERIF SAID TO ME
I NEVER GAVE THAT LAW MAN CHANCE TO SHOOT ME DOWN
HE SAID A CRIME WAS COMMITTED, SELF DEFENCE AS I SEEN IT
AIN’T NO MAN EVER KNOCKED ME ON THE GROUND
NOW SOME FOLK WILL TELL YOU TIME CAN CHANGE A MAN
BUT LIKE A MOTH TO NEAR A FLAME THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND
SOME TIMES A MAN WILL DO WHAT HE HAS TO DO

MY TWO WHEELS KEEP ON TURNING BABY I’M JUST PASSING THROUGH YEA YEA
MY TWO WHEELS KEEP ON TURNING BABY I’M JUST PASSING THROUGH YEA YEA
JUST PASSING THROUGH, HOW DO YOU DO

I WAS BORN THE WRONG SIDE OF THE RAILROAD TRACKS
I NEVER LET THAT SAW GRASS GROW BENEATH MY FEET
MADE LOVE TO UNTILL I HEARD THAT COCK CROW
I BROKE HEARTS BUT NEVER LOST NO SLEEP
NOW SOME WOMAN THINK THAT THEY CAN CHANGE A MAN
BUT LIKE A DOG HOWLS AT THE MOON AND THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND
SOME TIMES A MAN WILL DO WHAT HE’S BORN TO DO

MY TWO WHEELS KEEP ON TURNING BABY I’M JUST PASSING THROUGH YEA YEA
MY TWO WHEELS KEEP ON TURNING BABY I’M JUST PASSING THROUGH YEA YEA.
OH MY WHEELS KEEP BURNING BABY I’M JUST PASSING THROUGH YEA YEA

PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY

EARLY SPRING HALF MOON BAY CA DECIDED TO TAKE A ROAD TRIP ON ‘OLE’ ROUTE 1
JACK KEROUAC, BIG SURR, HUMP BACK WHALES AND A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE

WELL IT BEEN SO LONG
SINCE I FELT THE SUN
AND SHE MAKES ME FEEL
I’M THE CHOSEN ONE
I TOOK A ROAD-KING BABY
‘FRISCO’ DOWN’ TO ‘LA’
PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY SET MY SPIRIT FREE

IN THOSE MOUNTAINS SOAR
HEAR THOSE CANYONS ROAR
EVERY CURVE I RIDE
SEEMS TO CHANGE MY LIFE
LOST IN A BLUE SKY BABY, 101 TO ‘LA’
PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY SET MY SPIRIT FREE
PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY SET MY SPIRIT FREE

ROLLED THROUGH SANTA CRUZ, GOT ST LOIS BLUES
CARMEL, MONTEREY, VENTURA HIGHWAY

WELL IT BEEN SO LONG
SINCE I FELT THE SUN
AND SHE MAKES ME FEEL
I’M THE CHOSEN ONE
I TOOK A ROAD-KING BABY
‘FRISCO’ DOWN TO ‘LA’
PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY SET MY SPIRIT FREE
PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY SET MY SPIRIT FREE
PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY SET MY SPIRIT FREE

LOVE SICK BLUES

JUST HOW BAD CAN IT GET…

WHEN JESUS WALKED ON WATER
WE’RE THEIR HOLES DOWN IN HIS SHOES
WHEN JESUS WALKED ON WATER
WE’RE THEIR HOLES DOWN IN HIS SHOES
I WALKED A THOUSAND MILES THROUGH THE RAIN BABE,
TO HEAL THESE LOVE SICK BLUES

I AIN’T NEVER BEEN TO GRACELAND
BUT I’M SO LONELY I COULD DIE
I AIN’T NEVER BEEN TO GRACELAND
FEEL SO LONELY I COULD DIE
NO KING AIN’T GONNA HELP ME
SHAKE THESE LOVESICK BLUES

YOU TOLD ME THAT YOU LOVED ME BABE
I GOT CAUGHT UP IN YOUR SPELL
YOU SAID YOU’D ALWAYS LOVE ME BABE
IN YOUR PRISION OF LOVE AND HELL
NOW I’M SERVING TIME FOR LOVIN YOU BABE
MY SENTANCE LOVE SICK BLUES

CAESAR BUILT AN EMPIRE, BUT HE LOST IT ALL FOR LOVE
CAESAR BUILT AN EMPIRE, LOST IT ALL FOR A WOMANS LOVE
AIN’T I GOT NOTHIN LEFT TO LOSE BABE, EXCEPT THESE LOVE SICK BLUES.
SAY ‘OBAMA’ GOT IT GOING ON BUT HE CAN’T CHANGE THESE LOVE BLUES


RIDERS ON THE STORM

A CLASSIC DOORS TRACK.
FREDIE ALWAYS LIKED AND WANTED US TO DO A VERSION OF…

RIDERS ON THE STORM
RIDERS ON THE STORM
INTO THIS HOUSE WE'RE BORN
INTO THIS WORLD WE'RE THROWN
LIKE A DOG WITHOUT A BONE
AN ACTOR OUT ON LOAN
RIDERS ON THE STORM

THERE'S A KILLER ON THE ROAD
HIS BRAIN IS SQUIRMIN' LIKE A TOAD
TAKE A LONG HOLIDAY
LET YOUR CHILDREN PLAY
IF YA GIVE THIS MAN A RIDE
SWEET FAMILY WILL DIE
KILLER ON THE ROAD

YOU GOTTA LOVE YOUR MAN
GIRL YA GOTTA LOVE YOUR MAN
TAKE HIM BY THE HAND
MAKE HIM UNDERSTAND
THE WORLD ON YOU DEPENDS
OUR LIFE WILL NEVER END
GOTTA LOVE YOUR MAN

RIDERS ON THE STORM
RIDERS ON THE STORM
INTO THIS HOUSE WE'RE BORN
INTO THIS WORLD WE'RE THROWN
LIKE A DOG WITHOUT A BONE
AN ACTOR OUT ON LOAN
RIDERS ON THE STORM

DARK STAR

A PERSONAL RISE OUT OF ADVERSITY...

OPEN UP YOUR MIND ELECTRA GLIDE
NIGHT ROD ON MY LEFT STREET BOB ON MY RIGHT
THE LEGEND STILL LIVES ON HERITAGE IS STRONG
THE CHAPTER AND MY RIDE
IS HOW WE ROLL IN TOWN AS ONE
ENVY LEAVES NO SCAR
I’M THE RISING DARK STAR
THE RISING DARK STAR

LIKE GIBSON IS TO BLUES
AIN’T GOT NOTHIN LEFT TO PROVE
THE REVOLUTION STARTED LONG AGO
GOT A V TWIN IN YOUR HANDS
CUSTOMISED BLACK RIMS
YOUR THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK AND DON'T IT SHOW...
ENVY LEAVES NO SCAR
I’M THE RISING DARK STAR
THE RISING DARK STAR

MY BABY CAN BE MEAN
SHE DON’T ALWAYS NEED TO GLEAM
ONE LIFE ONE LOVE ONE HARLEY-DAVIDSON
THROUGH CITY STREETS I RIDE
I’M A CREATURE OF THE NIGHT
IM URBAN AND I’M STREET WISE TILL I DIE
ENVY LEAVES NO SCAR
I’M THE RISING DARK STAR
THE RISING DARK STAR

WHITE HIGHWAY

A TRUCK DRIVERS PRAYER…

OH LORD I’M DRIVIN THAT WHITE HIGHWAY
FOR PEACE AND OF LOVE I HAVE FOUND
OH LORD I’M DRIVING THAT WHITE HIGHWAY
THE SOUND OF MY WHEELS TUNRN’IN ROUND

OH LORD I’M DRIVIN THAT WHITE HIGHWAY
MY DAY OF WORK HERE IS DONE
SWEET LORD I’VE WONDERED SO FAR AWAY
NOW I HEAR YOU CALLING ME HOME…

ROUND AND ROUND

I LIVED IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS FOR A WHILE. ONE NIGHT I LAY DOWN BENEATH THE STARS IN THE DESERT WITH A BEER PONDERING ‘WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT’....

FROM YOU’RE HAND OH FATHER
YOU MADE THIS PRECIOUS PEARL
GAVE YOUR LIFE FOR US CHILDREN
BUT ANGELS SOON CAN FALL
LOST IN THE NIGHT
ALWAYS SEARCHING FOR THE LIGHT
WHEN LOVE CAN LIGHT OUR WAY
ALL WE LIVE FOR IS TODAY

AND AROUND AND ROUND WE GO
FROM THE DUSK INTO THE DAWN
AND AROUND AND ROUND WE GO
WHERE WE HEADING NOBODY KNOWS
NOBODY KNOWS

FROM YOUR HAND OH MOTHER
AS WE SOW, SOW SHALL WE REAP
THE FOREST AND THE OCEANS
THE VERY AIR WE BREATHE
THE STARS ARE OUT TONIGHT
I WATCH YOU SLEEP, ONLY A CHILD
IF A MAN CAN LEARN TO FLY
WHY CAN’T WE LEARN HOW TO SURVIVE

AND ROUND AND ROUND WE GO
FROM THE DUSK INTO THE DAWN
AROUND AND ROUND WE GO
WHERE WE HEADING NOBODY KNOWS
NOBODY KNOWS

MAYBE HUMAN KIND
CAN GIVE A LITTLE TAKE A LITTLE MORE TIME
TO LIVE AND LET LIVE
CAUSE MAYBE WE ARE ALL THERE IS

ROUND AND ROUND WE GO
ROUND AND ROUND WE GO

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