Stranger In This Town (1991)

REST IN PEACE
R. Sambora, D. Bryan

Voodoo woman
I'll see you in my dreams
Gipsy woman
Down on Lonely Street
Gipsy was a friend of mine
In a sacred dream
Voodoo woman magic child
In time you will believe

Every time we say good-bye
Our love will rest in peace
After we make love tonight
Our love shall rest in peace

So say a prayer and close your eyes
Come lay your body down to sleep
After we make love tonight
Our love shall rest in peace
 

CHURCH OF DESIRE
R. Sambora

Woke up in a cold sweat
In the middle of the night
Seems like a lifetime
When you're wondering who's wrong or right
One confession would resurrect the truth
Revenge or forgiveness for sins between me and you

Now we dance with the devil down lonely
street, lonely street

Looking for a window in the house of tears
Living in hell, I pray the rain disappears
I'm headed for a breakdown
And the fever runs higher
As I kneel at the altar I can feel your fire
In the church of desire
Church of desire

You never find a reason why love falls from grace
Some kind of voodoo, like a spirit you can't embrace
There's a voice in the mirror, and a ghost in my heart
That relives the passion before we were torn apart

Now we dance with the devil down lonely
street, lonely street

Looking for a window in the house of tears
Living in hell, I pray the rain disappears
I'm headed for a breakdown
And the fever runs higher
As I kneel at the altar I can feel your fire
In the church of desire
Church of desire

Now we dance with the devil down lonely
street, lonely street

Looking for a window in the house of tears
Living in hell, I pray the rain disappears
I'm headed for a breakdown
And the fever runs higher
As I kneel at the altar I can feel your fire
In the church of desire
Church of desire
 

STRANGER IN THIS TOWN
R. Sambora, D. Bryan

Hey mister can you tell me
What this world's about
It might just help me out
I used to be a dreamer
But my dreams have burned
You know how luck can turn

Sometimes it's hard to find a friendly face
Feel like a stranger to the human race
It's such a lonely, lonely place

I walk alone in the darkness of the city
Got no place to call home
I might be dyin'
But you can't hear a sound
'Cause midnight rain is comin' down
I'm just a stranger, a stranger in this town

Everybody loves a winner
Till the winners lose
And then it's front page news
Nobody loves a loser
When you're down and out
You know there ain't no doubt

I'm just a victim of circumstance
Please mister give me a helping hand
Brother won't you understand

I walk alone in the darkness of the city
Got no place to call home
I might be dyin'
But you can't hear a sound
'Cause midnight rain is comin' down
I'm just a stranger, a stranger in this town

I'm just a victim of circumstance
Please mister give me a helping hand
Brother won't you understand

I walk alone in the darkness of the city
Got no place to call home
I might be dyin'
But you can't hear a sound
'Cause midnight rain is comin' down
I'm just a stranger, a stranger in this town
I mean no danger, I'm a stranger, I'm a stranger
I'm a stranger in this town...
I mean no danger, I'm a stranger...

I'm just a stranger in this town
 

BALLAD OF YOUTH
R. Sambora, Morolda

Growing up today
There's many mountains you must climb
You're not the only one
'Cause everybody's on that line
Hey mister know it all
What do you recommend
You think you know the answers
But the questions never end

Young hearts better hold on
Beyond the innocence
Your youth is gone
So look in your mirror
You got nothing to lose
Don't waste your time away
Thinkin' 'bout yesterday's blues

Born outta passion
To a world gone cold
Ya wear it on your shoulders
It's a heavy, heavy load I know
Love and its emotions
Come knocking at your door
Young hearts will be broken
And time's the only cure

Young hearts better hold on
Beyond the innocence
Your youth is gone
So look in your mirror
You got nothing to lose
Don't waste your time away
Thinkin' 'bout yesterday's blues

Temptation makes us fall from grace
But the angels were sinners
And the sinners saints
Forgive yourself cause we're all the same
Everybody rides on the karma train

Young hearts
Better hold on
Beyond the innocence
Your youth is gone
Look in your mirror
It'll tell you the truth
Don't waste your time away
Don't waste your life away, no, no
Live today
There's no time to lose
Cause when tomorrow comes
It's all just yesterday's news

All just yesterday news
 

ONE LIGHT BURNING
R. Sambora, Foster, Morolda

All alone in the dark
No walls no windows
Trying hard to define
Heaven from hell
Standing out in the rain
With just one shadow
Nothing to see or believe
Beyond myself
See my life going by
Each moment I am alive
I keep reaching out, holding on, hoping

Somewhere in my life
There's one light burning
I feel it like my heart beating inside
Somewhere in my life
There's one light burning

All alone with my fears
No words are spoken
A story yet to be told
Locked in my mind
Hope is somewhere ahead
Shining brightly
But the past is always following close behind
See my life going by, each moment I am alive
I keep reaching out, holding on, hoping

Somewhere in my life
There's one light burning
I feel it like my heart beating inside
Somewhere in my life
There's one light burning

Somewhere in my life
There's one light burning
I feel it like my heart beating inside
Somewhere in my life
There's one light burning
Leading the way, leading the way
 

MR. BLUESMAN
R. Sambora

He was a man
A ramblin' man he was yes he was
Guitar in hand
His home was on the road and that's where he was

He's seen a thousand roads
He's been a million miles
And when he'd bend a note
A tear would fill my eyes
Where are you playin'
Mr. Bluesman
Mr. Bluesman

Town to town
Honky-tonks and dives all look the same
His gipsy heart keeps his shadow ridin' through the rain

A graveyard full of scars
His life will paint his songs
'Cause when you're on the road
There's nowhere you belong
You're just alone
Where are you playin'
Mr. Bluesman
Mr. Bluesman

He's seen a thousand roads
He's been a million miles
And when he'd bend a note
A tear would fill my eyes
Where are you playin'
Mr. Bluesman
Mr. Bluesman

I've paid some dues
Now I make my living as a music man
I play the blues
I guess the blues must be just what I am

A graveyard full of scars
His life will paint his songs
'Cause when you're on the road
There's nowhere you belong
You're just alone
Where are you playin'
Mr. Bluesman
Mr. Bluesman

He's seen a thousand roads
He's been a million miles
And when he'd bend a note
A tear would fill my eyes
Where are you playin'
Mr. Bluesman
Mr. Bluesman
 

ROSIE
R. Sambora, J. Bon Jovi, Child, Warren

Rosie watch doin' in this low class joint
Dancin' in the dark all day
You used to be the darlin'
Of your high school scene
Now you put your love on display
Sweaty hands hand you up a dollar bill
Hungry eyes never seem to get their fill
I used to watch you walkin' down the hall
Rosie do you see me
When you hear them call your name

Rosie, Rosie I wanna take you away
Rosie, Rosie I'm gonna make you mine someday

Rosie, I went with you for that rose tattoo
You promised no one else would see
I used to wait and drive you home from dancin' school
Remember when you danced just for me
Our love was deeper then the night was long
But things just didn't work out like our favorite song
I used to watch you walkin' down the hall
Rosie do you see me
When you hear them call your name

Rosie, Rosie I wanna take you away
Rosie, Rosie I'm gonna make you mine someday

Do you remember
Our love was deeper then the night was long
But things just didn't work out like our favorite song
I used to watch you walkin' down the hall
Rosie do you see me
When you hear them call your name

Rosie, Rosie I wanna take you away
Rosie, Rosie I'm gonna make you mine someday

Rosie, Rosie I wanna take you away
Rosie, Rosie I wanna take you away
 
 

RIVER OF LOVE
R. Sambora

Let me tell you a story
About body and blood
There's a fire below
Deep in the river of love
Hey pretty mama I'm just trying to be polite
I wanna make you feel the rhythm of the river tonight
And when the story is over
You'll be satisfied

Honey, honey, honey don't you understand
To make you feel like a woman
Makes me feel like a man

Let me take you down to the river of love
Baby pull me under
Make me drown in your flood
Baptize my body in your river of love
Wontcha take me down
I wanna drown
In your river of love

If you're a little lovesick
Woman I got the cure
Let me be your preacher
And you can be my whore
I feel your heart pumpin honey don't say not
I wanna dive in your river
Take you down real slow
And then your body will quiver
And the river will flow

Honey, honey, honey don't you understand
To make you feel like a woman
Makes me feel like a man

Let me take you down to the river of love
Baby pull me under
Make me drown in your flood
Baptize my body in your river of love
Wontcha take me down
I wanna drown
In your river of love

Down, down, down let me take ya
Down, down, down I wanna take ya
Let me take you down to the river of love
Baby pull me under
Make me drown in your flood
Baptize my body in your river of love
Wontcha take me down
I wanna drown
In our rive of love
 

FATHER TIME
R. Sambora, D. Child

Father time
I couldn't make her wanna stay
I couldn't seem to find the words to say
Now I have to live in yesterday
Father time

I thought that you were on my side
I thought that I could keep our love alive
I thought that I could keep her satisfied

The clock keeps tickin' and I keep on thinkin' 'bout you
I'm knockin' at the door of your heart but I can't break through

Father time
Grant me just another day
Of our love I tried to make her stay
Father time
Don't tell me it's too late
All my life you know that I would wait
Father time

Now she's gone
She didn't even say good-bye
I guess she didn't have the heart to try
She didn't even have the guts to lie
Father time
Only you can turn the page
And close the curtain on this empty stage
Only you can take my pain away

My heart keeps breakin' and my body keeps aching for you
It's time to hold on but there's nothin' left to hold on to

Father time
Grant me just another day
Of our love I tried to make her stay
Father time
Don't tell me it's too late
All my life you know that I would wait
Father time

Father, father can't you see I'm depending on you
I'm dying at the door to your heart and I can't break through

Father time
Grant me just another day
Of our love I tried to make her stay
Father time
Don't tell me it's too late
All my life you know that I would wait
Father time
She's your child make her mine
Father time
 

THE ANSWER
R. Sambora, Foster

The lightning flashed as angels
Rode fiery chargers through the clouds
That answer scared me into tears
And all the grownups laughed out loud

Now the years roll on, tired voices have all gone
Now they ride their thunder through the heavens

There's a world in every drop of rain
Embracing oceans sweep us home again
Come along with me, come along with me
Seek the truth, you shall not find another lie

They say for every living thing
There's a guide up in the sky
That helps you pass from world to world
So you never really die

Then with scythe and cloak
Death comes waltzing to your side
As the visions pass you ask
If there was meaning to your life
As you strain to hear the answer, spirits sing, and devils fiddle
As he bends to whisper in your hear, he leaves you one more riddle

Oh, the answer lies beyond the pain
All the questions in our minds, we surely ask in vain
Come along with me, come along with me
Seek the truth, and you shall find another life

And now my life is like a storm
Growing stronger every day
Like the unrelenting wind
That comes to blow our lives away
So I live each day like I know it's my last
If there is no future there must be no past

Now I know the answers never meant a thing
And with each instant that I breathe
I feel the joy that life can bring
Come along with me, come along with me
Seek the truth, you shall not find another lie
Come along with me, come along with me
Seek the truth, you shall not find another lie