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Michael Johnson - THAT'S THAT Lyrics


Roller Coaster Run (Up Too Slow, Down Too Fast)
By Hugh Prestwood

I ride a roller coaster up and down an asphalt track
Runs from Kingsport, Tennessee to Baltimore and back
I drive the Blue Ridge mountains in an eighteen year old truck
Takes a little cheating and it takes a little luck

And it's up too slow, down too fast
When will I be done
And each hill's higher than the last
On this roller coaster run

It's one day there, it's one day back, it's one day with my wife
And late at night we talk about our roller coaster life
Seems to me when going up, the law should be obeyed
But you got to come down flying if you want to make the grade

And it's up too slow, down too fast
When will I be done
And each hill's higher than the last
On this roller coaster run

And it's up too slow, down too fast
When will I be done
And each hill's higher than the last
On this roller coaster run



I Will Whisper Your Name
By Randy Van Warmer

Tonight I am thankful 'cause tomorrow begins
A lifetime together and two hearts will win
I have loved you as surely as love has no shame
For as long as you're listening, I'll whisper your name

I will whisper your name when you're wounded and caught
Or when love beats so loudly, a whisper is lost
And if I made the rules and if time was the game
I would promise forever to whisper your name

Well if you strike a match and set the whole world aflame
And they used up the oceans and still prayed for rain
When they cry for the guilty, I'll take the blame
And when no one is listening, I'll whisper your name

I will whisper your name when you're wounded and caught
Or when love beats so loudly, a whisper is lost
And if I made the rules and if time was the game
I would promise forever to whisper your name



Crying Shame
By Michael Johnson, Don Schlitz & Brent Maher

Baby said she's leaving and you know she didn't even tell me why, why, why
She really broke my heart when she loaded up her car and said goodbye, bye, bye
All alone in this blues cafe, wondering how we got this way

When love takes the blame, it's a crying shame
When love takes the blame, it's a crying shame

Baby said she's sorry and she never really meant to make me cry, cry, cry
She promised me forever but you know that she could never live a lie, lie, lie
All alone in this corner booth, will I ever know the truth

When love takes the blame, it's a crying shame
When love takes the blame, it's a crying shame

When love takes the blame, only the tears remain
And no one's there to hear you call when you need them most of all

Baby said by morning that she'd probably be a thousand miles away, way, way
She asked me to forgive her but I said it didn't matter anyway, way, way
All alone with my head bowed down, wondering if she'll ever turn around

When love takes the blame, it's a crying shame
When love takes the blame, it's a crying shame



It Must Be You
By Hugh Prestwood

If there are reasons why I should come down off this cloud
I don't know them
If the law says that walking on air is not allowed
I'll just show them, I'll just show them

And if I am not dreaming, then dreams do come true
And if someone loves somebody anymore than I do
It must be you

If there are reasons why I should not feel so alive
I don't buy them
And if they tell me our love's just too hot to survive
I deny them, I defy them

And if true love is unending then this love is true
And if someone loves somebody anymore than I do
It must be you

When it comes to forever, it's never too late
And if this isn't heaven, then heaven can wait

And if love was a candle, I'd shine like the sun
When the sun is an ember, you'll still be the one
And if someone loves somebody anymore than I do
It must be you, it must be you
It must be you, It must be you



That's That
By Hugh Prestwood

There's a quarter moon that's laying up on the ridge
And he's making up his mind to rise or to set
There's a lot of water flowing under this bridge
There's a voice inside me saying "Get your feet wet"

'Cause that's that, I can scream, I can shout
I can cry my eyes out but she's not coming back
That's that, I can hope, I can pray
But she's still gone away
And she's not coming back and that's that

There's a weeping willow on the outskirts of town
Where I took a pocket knife and carved out our names
In the morning I am gonna cut that tree down
Gonna build a fire and watch us go up in flames

And that's that, I can scream, I can shout
I can tear my hair out but she's not coming back
That's that, I can hope, I can pray
But she's still gone away
And she's not coming back and that's that

Ooh there's a lonesome whisper in the wind
Ooh don't you hate to see the season end
But then

That's that, I can scream, I can shout
I can cry my eyes out but she's not coming back
That's that, I can hope, I can pray
But she's still gone away
And she's not coming back and that's that



Oh Rosalee
By Don Schlitz, Brent Maher & Paul Overstreet

Bye bye to Chicago, so long to St. Lou
Going back to Tennessee where my baby waits for me
I love that windy city, I love to hear those blues
Ain't no way those city lights can take the chill from a lonely night

Oh Rosalee
Oh what your love has done to me
Makes me crazy
No one knows me like my Rosalee

Rosalee, she told me the day I hit the road
If your dreams should let you down
Honey you just turn around
I may have found my fortune, I've seen my name in lights
I will not be satisfied till that woman's by my side

Oh Rosalee
Oh what your love has done to me
Makes me crazy
No one knows me like my Rosalee

I'm gonna hold her all night
Wrap my arms around her so tight
Tell her that I love her all night long

Oh Rosalee
Oh what your love has done to me
Makes me crazy
No one knows me like my Rosalee



Too Soon To Tell
By M. Reid & R. Bourke

So now there's somebody new
And these dreams I've been dreaming
Have all fallen through
You say I'll be fine, it only takes time
Someday that may be true

But it's too soon to tell
It's too soon to say
Maybe someday I'll be able to wish you well
Oh but right now, it's too soon to tell

It's all for the best so you say
And you never intended to hurt me this way
You wanna hear I won't drown in my tears
Oh but baby, the best I can say

Is it's too soon to tell
Oh it's too soon to say
Maybe someday I'll be able to wish you well
Oh but right now, it's too soon to tell
Oh but right now
It's too soon to tell



Samson and Delilah
By J. Fred Knoblock & Paul Overstreet

When we first met, it was Juliet and that rascal Romeo
For a while it was hugs and smiles like heaven don't you know
But day by day all that went away and now things have changed
We're still the same two people in an old love story but we're known by different names

It's like Samson and Delilah
History is repeating itself
It's like Samson and Delilah
All over, all over again

Yeah my weakness lies in her lovely eyes, they always hit the spot
I can't resist her wicked kiss with all the strength I've got
Like a moth I've been caught in the tangled web she weaves
She loves me blind but I always find that my heart has been deceived

It's like Samson and Delilah
History is repeating itself
It's like Samson and Delilah
All over, all over again

Samson had a woman who was out of control
Deceived his heart and tried to steal his soul
And just like Samson I feel the pain
And one of these days I'm gonna break these chains

It's like Samson and Delilah
History is repeating itself
It's like Samson and Delilah
All over, all over again



The Moon is Still Over Her Shoulder
By Hugh Prestwood

She is fixed in his mind like the picture
He's kept in his wallet for years
And the image has never been tarnished
By the blood, sweat and tears
And to him it appears

That the moon is still over her shoulder
And the ribbon is still in her hair
And he can still see her dancing
And music is still in the air

Sometimes he finds it amazing
That all of his children are wed
When their mother is still turning eighteen
And turning his head
She still turns his head

And the moon is still over her shoulder
And the stars are still falling above
And she never gets one minute older
And he is still falling in love



Diamond Dreams
By Parker McGee & Bud Harner

Two men on, two men down
Not a friendly face in this baseball town
I gotta make this fool swing, gotta cut him down
Or it's back to the farm
I might as well throw away my arm this time

And it's one strike, caught him lookin'
And it's two strikes, oh now I'm cookin'
Here's my hard one
As he swings I see his eyes
Another boy with diamond dreams like mine

Mama pleaded, "Son, stay in school
'Cause you don't wanna grow up to be no big league fool
And all they want is your body boy, they don't care about you"
Well I'm hoping that she's wrong
'Cause I'm feeling so strong this time

And it's one strike, caught him lookin'
And it's two strikes, oh now I'm cookin'
Here's my hard one
As he swings I see his eyes
Another boy with diamond dreams like mine

Oh when the crowd's on its feet
How I live for this moment
The bitter and the sweet

Caught him lookin'
Oh now I'm cookin'
Here's my hard one
As he swings I see his eyes
Another boy with diamond dreams like mine

Caught him lookin'
Oh now I'm cookin'
Ooh Mama, I got these diamond dreams
I got these diamond dreams ...



Some People's Lives
By Rhonda Fleming & Janis Ian

Some people's lives run down like clocks
One day they stop, that's all they've got
Some lives wear out like old tennis shoes
No one can use, it's sad but it's true

Didn't anybody tell them
Didn't anybody see
Didn't anybody love them
Like you love me

And some people's lives fade like their dreams
Too tired to rise, too tired to sleep
And some people laugh when they need to cry
And they never know why

Didn't anybody tell them
Didn't anybody see
Didn't anybody love them
Like you love me

Some people ask if the tears have to fall
Then why take your chances, why bother at all
And some people's lives are as cold as their lips
They just need to be kissed

Doesn't anybody tell them
Doesn't anybody see
Doesn't anybody love them
Like you love me
'Cause that's all they need



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