ALIVE SHE CRIED

1983 Elektra/Asylum records



 


GLORIA

Yeah, right.

 Did you hear about my baby? She come around,
She come round here, the head to the ground?
Come round here just about midnight,
She makes me feel so good, make me feel all right.

 She come round my street, now
She come to my house and
Knock upon my door
Climbing up my stairs, one, two
[unwriteable improvisation]
Come on baby
Here she is in my room, oh boy

 Hey what's your name?
How old are you?
Where'd you go to school?
Aha, yeah
Aha, yeah
Ah, ah yeah, ah yeah
Oh haa, mmm

 Well, now that we know each other a little bit better,
Why don't you come over here
Make me feel all right!

 Gloria, gloria
Gloria, gloria
Gloria, gloria
All night, all day
All right, okey, yey!
(Gloria, gloria)

 You were my queen and I was your fool,
Riding home after school.
You took me home
To your house.
Your father's at work,
Your mama's out shopping around.
Check me into your room.
Show me your thing.
Why'd you do it baby?

 Getting softer, slow it down
Softer, get it down

 Now you show me your thing.
Wrap your legs around my neck,
Wrap your arms around my feet, yeah
Wrap your hair around my skin.
I'm gonna huh, right, ok, yeah.

 It's getting harder, it's getting too darn fast
It's getting harder

 All right!
Come on, now, let's get it on.
Too late, too late, too late,
too late, too late, too late,
Can't stop, wow!
Make me feel all right!

 Gloria, gloria
Gloria, gloria
All night, all day
All right, okey, yey!
Gloria, gloria

 Keep the whole thing going, baby!
All right!
All right!
Aaaaah!


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LIGHT MY FIRE
(including GRAVEYARD POEM)

You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher

 Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire

 Time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre

 Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire

 Aouh, come on!
Come on, babe!

 Yeah! Come on!
Come on!

 Woaouh! Yeah!

 It was the greatest night of my life.
Although I still had not found a wife
I had my friends
Right there beside me.
We were close together.
We tripped the wall, we scaled the graveyard
Ancient shapes were all around us.
The wet dew felt fresh beside the fog.
Two made love in an ancient spot
One chased a rabbit into the dark
A girl got drunk and balled the dead
And I gave empty sermons to my head.
Cemetary, cool and quiet
Hate to leave your sacred lay
Dread the milky coming of the day.

 Ah, ah, ah, ah!
Ah, ah, ah, ah!
Ah, ah, ah, ah!
Ah, ah, ah, ah!
Ah, ah, ah, ah!
Ah, ah, ah, ah!
Ah, ah, ah, ah!
Aah, aah, aah, aah, aah
Aah, aah, aah, aaah!

 Time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre

 Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire

 Know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher

 Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire!

 All right, all right!
All right!


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YOU MAKE ME REAL

I really want you, you really do,
Really need you, babe, yeah.
Cause I'm not real enough without you;
Oh, what can I do?

 You make me real, only you have that appeal.
You make me throw away mistaken misery.
Make me free, love. Make me free
Wow, yeah!

 I really want you, really do,
Really need you, babe, God knows I do.
Cause I'm not real enough without you;
Oh, what can I do?

 You make me real,
You make me feel like lovers feel
So let me slide in your tender sunken sea,
Make me free, love, make me free.
Wow, all right!

 Yeah
You make me real, oh yeah
You make me feel like lovers feel
You make me throw away mistaken misery.
Make me free, love, make me free.
Make me free, you make me free.


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TEXAS RADIO AND THE BIG BEAT

I wanna tell you about Texas Radio and the Big Beat
Comes out of the Virginia swamps
Cool and slow with a back beat
Narrow and hard to master

 Some call it heavenly in it's brilliance
Others, mean and ruthful of the Western dream
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft
We've constructed pyramids in honor of our escaping
This is the land where the Pharaoh died

 Children
The river contains specimens
The voices of singing women
Call us on the far shore

 And they are saying
"Forget the Night
live with us in Forests of azure"
Meager food for souls forgot

 I tell you this;
No eternal reward will
Forgive us now for
Wasting the dawn

 One morning you awoke
And the strange sun
And opening your door...


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LOVE ME TWO TIMES

Love me two times, baby
Love me twice today
Love me two times, babe
I'm goin' away
Love me two times, yeah
One for tomorrow
And one just for today
Love me two times
I'm goin' away

 Love me one time, babe
Could not speak
One time, babe
Yeah, my knees got weak
But love me two times, yeah
Last me all through the week
Love me two times
I'm goin' away
Love me two times
I'm goin' away

 Oh, right, yeah!

 Love me one time, babe
Could not speak
Love me one time, babe
Yeah, my knees got weak
But love me two times, girl
Last me all through the week
Love me two times
I'm goin' away

 Love me two times, babe
Love me twice today
Love me two times, babe
I'm goin' away
Love me two time, girl
One for tomorrow
One just for today
Love me two times
I'm goin' away
Love me two times
Goin' away
Love me two times
I'm goin' away


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LITTLE RED ROOSTER

All right, listen now. At this time I would like to introduce a friend of ours,
a very talented guy named John Sebastian. Come on man.

Man, that's what I call a New York joint, man! You can pick your teeth with a New York joint!

 Well, I'm the little red rooster
Too lazy to crow the day.
Little red rooster
Too lazy to crow the day.
Keep everything in the barnyard
Upset in every way.

 Dogs begin to bark
The hounds begin to howl.
Dogs begin to bark and
The hounds begin to howl.
Look out strange cat people
The rooster's on the prowl.

 Yeah, dogs begin to bark
The hounds begin to howl.
Dogs begin to bark
The hounds begin to howl.
Look out strange cat people
Yeah, the rooster's on the prowl.

 If you see my rooster
Come on man, drive him home.
See my rooster, babe
Come on man, drive him home.
Ain't been no peace in the barnyard
Since my little red rooster been gone.

 Well, I'm the little red rooster, babe
Too lazy to crow the day.
Well, I'm the little red rooster, babe
Too lazy to crow the day.
Keep everything in the barnyard
Upset in every way.


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MOONLIGHT DRIVE
(including HORSE LATITUDES)

Let's swim to the moon, ah ha
Let's climb through the tide
Penetrate the evenin' that the
City sleeps to hide

 Let's swim out tonight, love
It's our turn to try
Parked beside the ocean
On our moonlight drive

 Let's swim to the moon, ah ha
Let's climb through the tide
Penetrate the evenin' that the
City sleeps to hide

 Let's swim out tonight, love
It's our turn to try
Parked beside the ocean
On our moonlight drive

 Let's swim to the moon
Let's climb through the tide
You reach your hand to hold me
But I can't be your guide

 Easy, I to love you
As I watch you glide
Falling through wet forests
On our moonlight drive
Moonlight drive
Moonlight drive

 Come on, baby, gonna take a little ride
Goin' down by the ocean side
Get real close
Get real tight
Baby gonna drown tonight
Goin' down, down, down, down
Goin' down
Goin' down, way down
Down, down, down, down, down
Down, baby low
Children of the caves will let the
Secret fires glow

 When the still sea conspires an armor
And her sullen and aborted
Currents breed tiny monsters,
True sailing is dead.

 Awkward instant
And the first animal is jettisoned,
Legs furiously pumping
Their stiff green gallop,
And head bob up
Poise
Delicate
Pause
Consent
In mute nostril agony
Carefully refined
And sealed over.

 Easy, to love you
As I watch you glide
Yeah, we're falling through wet forests
On our moonlight drive
Moonlight drive
Moonlight drive
Moonlight drive

 Thank you, thank you!


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Lonnie Mack  -  Bass
Robbie Krieger  -  Guitar
John Sebastian  -  Harmonica
Curtis Amy  -  Saxophone
Jim Morrison  -  Vocals
Marc Benno  -  Guitar
Ray Manzarek  -  Keyboards, Vocals
John Densmore  -  Drums
Harvey Brooks  -  Bass
Doug Lubahn  -  Bass
Paul Rothchild  -  Producer
Jerry Scheff  -  Bass


Produced by Paul A. Rothchild
Recorded between 1968 - 1970
in Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, Boston and Copenhagen
October 1983


 
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