Lyrics By Album: Index

E.S.P.    (1987)

E.S.P. / You win again / Live or die (hold me like a child) / Giving up the ghost / The longest night / This is your life / Angela / Overnight / Crazy for your love / Backtafank


E. S. P.

Dark is the night, high is the fire,
touches the sky, love with no shape or form.
I am in your mind's eye, just let your dreams run wild.

Somewhere, out across the nation,
someone, waiting in the shadows,
listen, I don't wanna hear
"return to sender"
calling. I can see the future,
someday, signal with a single motion
show me you believe in someone, somewhere.

Oh baby, you give me,
you give me the runaround,
just another night with you,
you're on my mind.
And we got love,
and love'll take you higher and higher and higher,
higher and higher.

E. S. P.
I communicate with you,
tell me what it means to feel,
what am I supposed to do.
E. S. P.
Nothing any words can say,
nothing that we know is real,
but it'll take your breath away,
your breath away.

Danger, suddenly an early warning,
suddenly the soul is burning,
but I still believe in someone, somewhere.

Baby, you give me,
you give me the runaround,
just another night with you,
I'm in your mind.
And we got love,
and love'll take you higher and higher and higher,
higher and higher.

E. S. P.
I communicate with you,
tell me what it means to feel,
what am I supposed to do
E. S. P.
and love'll take you higher and higher and higher,
higher and higher.
Be prepared to make your sacrifice, tonight,
far beyond the point of no return, oh no.
And we got love,
and love'll take you higher and higher and higher,
higher and higher, higher and higher,
higher and higher, higher and higher.

Oooh, oooh, oooh,
what am I supposed to do,
supposed to do.
Oooh, oooh, oooh,
but it'll take your breath away,
your breath away.

E. S. P.
I communicate with you,
tell me what it means to feel,
what am I supposed to do,
supposed to do.
E. S. P.
nothing any words can say,
nothing that we know is real,
but it'll take your breath away,
your breath, your breath away.
E.S.P.
nothing any words can say,
nothing that we know is real,
but it'll take your breath away.


YOU WIN AGAIN

I couldn't figure why you couldn't give me what everybody needs,
I shouldn't let you kick me when I'm down, my baby.
I find out everybody knows that you've been using me,
I'm surprised you let me stay around you.
One day I'm gonna lift the cover and look inside your heart,
we gotta level before we go and tear this love apart.

There's no fight you can't fight this battle of love with me,
you win again,
so little time, we do nothing but compete.
There's no life on earth, no other could see me through,
you win again,
some never try but if anybody can, we can,
and I'll be, I'll be following you.

Oh baby, I shake you from now on,
I'm gonna break down your defenses one by one,
I'm gonna hit you from all sides, lay your fortress open wide,
nobody stops this body from taking you.
You better beware, I swear,
I'm gonna be there one day when you fall,
I could never let you cast aside the greatest love of all.

There's no fight you can't fight this battle of love with me,
you win again,
so little time, we do nothing but compete.
There's no life on earth, no other could see me through,
you win again,
some never try but if anybody can, we can,
and I'll be, I'll be following you.

You win again,
so little time, we do nothing but compete.
There's no life on earth, no other could see me through,
you win again,
some never try but if anybody can, we can,
and I'll be, I'll be following you.

You win again,
so little time, we do nothing but compete.
There's no life on earth, no other could see me through,
you win again,
some never try but if anybody can, we can.

There's no fight you can't fight this battle of love with me,
you win again,
so little time, we do nothing but compete.

There's no life on earth, no other could see me through,
you win again,
some never try but if anybody can, we can,

There's no fight you can't fight this battle of love with me,
you win again,
so little time,....

LIVE OR DIE (HOLD ME LIKE A CHILD)

Take one breath, one fundamental sign of life.
Don't look back, don't analyze the tears you cry.

Only the strong survive the silent sacrifice,
and I, I will be your heart of steel but power has a price.
Ain't it time that you believe in someone,
ain't it wrong to let the years go by
standing face to face forever live or die.

Hold me like a child, I'm not alive until you do,
what you hold in your hand is a miracle
and it's dead if I don't have you.

Hold me like a child, and swear you never let me go.
You're the eye of the storm, the reason I laugh or cry,
live or die, I will stay with you.

Take one breath, one fundamental sign of life.
No bad blood, no pain can make you draw the knife.

Ah, We got a world of trouble but I will never change,
and even if we fall tomorrow, we will rise again.
Now is the time we show each other, these are the words I kept inside
standing face to face forever live of die.

Hold me like a child, I'm not alive until you do.
What you hold in your hand is a miracle
and it's dead if I don't have you.

Hold me like a child and swear you never let me go.
You're the eye of the storm, the reason I laugh or cry,
live or die, I will stay with you,
live or die, I will stay with you.

Take one breath, one fundamental sign of life.
Don't look back, we love each other live or die.

Hold me like a child, I'm not alive until you do.
Live or die, I will stay with you.

Take one breath, one fundamental sign of life.
Don't look back, we love each other live or die.

Hold me like a child.
Take one breath, one fundamental sign of life.
Don't look back, we love each other live or die.

Hold me like a child.
Take one breath, one fundamental sign of life.
Don't look back, we love each other live or die.

Hold me like a child.
Take one breath, one fundamental sign of life.
Don't look back, we love each other live or die.


GIVING UP THE GHOST

One, two..
There's a young girl lost on the edge of town,
don't see no future, it's blind.
Don't give up when you're upside down,
you just keep it inside.

You know we all cry when we're alone,
someone like you
and the promise that we won't be.

Giving up the ghost
Giving up the ghost
Never you and I
Giving up the ghost.

Giving up the ghost
We can never stop
Giving up the ghost.

Don't be a hero in the name of love,
don't leave me waiting in line.
No ties that bind, no ball and chain,
the ghost is waiting outside.

I'm searching so high,
I'm searching low
someone like you.
Baby, I'm not...

giving up the ghost
Giving up the ghost
Never you and I
Giving up the ghost.

Giving up the ghost
We can never stop
Giving up the ghost.

You know we all cry when we are alone,
someone like you, we know oh,
I'm searching so high,
I'm searching low,
someone like you,
we know oh, oh, oh.

Giving up the ghost
Giving up the ghost
Never you and I
Giving up the ghost.
Giving up the ghost...

THE LONGEST NIGHT

You know a love so fine, so high above,
goes on forever but the road is rough,
reaching for another as truth will show,
try to live without it but you can't let go.

We don't talk about it, we got no doubt,
we can love each other when the lights go out.
I got nobody, my bird has flown,
anyone can see I'm walking alone,
walking alone.

In your quiet moments, in your silent prayer,
I'll be with you baby, I'll be there.
In your darkest hour, on your longest night,
I'll be with you baby,
make it right
on your longest night.

You know it breaks my heart and it hurts my pride
to know I lost you to the world outside.
Feelings when you touch me they rise and fall,
try to live without it ain't no love at all.

We don't talk about it but somebody knows,
we can love each other when the candle glows.
Open my eyes and the moment is gone,
anyone can see I'm walking alone,
walking alone.

In your darkest hour, on your longest night,
I'll be with you baby,
make it right.

Nobody cries,
nobody cries, cries
for the pain I feel.
Nobody knows, nobody knows
and it makes me wanna die.

In your quiet moments, in your silent prayer,
I'll be with you baby, I'll be there.
In your darkest hour, on your longest night,
I'll be with you baby,
make it right
on your longest night.

THIS IS YOUR LIFE

Something that I hunger for, something you deny,
you say I'm bad for you and, baby, so do I.
Don't you know that all you gotta do,
you could be a lover and, baby, this is.

This is your life,
don't break it, it's who you do it for,
tt's the pain and pleasure.
This is your life,
temptation, a victim of the law,
we can talk about it.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
This is your life
This is your life.

If you try to help someone, you get the evil eye,
you say you suffocate, well, baby, so do I.
Don't you know that all you gotta do,
you could be a lover and, baby, this is.

This is your life,
don't hide it, don't try to mystify how soft the flesh is.
This is your life,
get even, even if you die, don't run for cover.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
This is your life,
temptation, that's who you do it for,
it's the pain and the pleasure.
This is your life,
temptation, a victim of the law,
we can talk about it.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
This is your life.

All work and no play, I won't survive,
late at night I need your company,
what about me, what about you,
this is your life.

Define ourselves as something in space,
not enough for everyone, everyone and as we speak,
the enemy is the mind,
I see the future coming for you,
all the lonely days and the lonely nights,
you've been searching for a love so right,
it's a tragedy just stayin' alive, stayin' alive,
and all that.

Jive talking , what you doing on your back,
jive talking, more rap less crap.
Times are bad, money is tight,
ain't too much heaven on a Saturday night.
Tell me now how deep is your love,
the heart is soft but the brain is tough.

The enemy is the mind, don't let the future fall apart,
this is my world too, just run to me,
if you ever wanna mend that broken heart,
I have seen those nights on Broadway too,
blaming it all, what about you,
this is your life.

This is your life,
don't break it, it's who you do it for,
it's the pain and pleasure.
This is your life,
don't hide it, don't try to mystify how soft the flesh is.
This is your life,
temptation.
This is your life...


ANGELA

Angela, I'm still alive.
Angela, I'm still alive.
The sun and the sea,
the darkness in the way,
all the pain don't get no better,
it gets stronger every day.

It happens to be true that I still pray to you, my love.
Voices in the night don't help my searching for the truth, my love.

And when I'm lost
and high above the storm I hear your name,
I'm empty inside, I'm empty inside,
and where are you.

Angela, I'm still alive.
For the two of us, I'm still alive.
You've got to imagine us,
all the world was on our side,
we had the power of the universe
and we were ready,
we were ready for the ride.

Moonlight in her hair,
her eyes, the wonder of the age,
but all I mean to you, my love,
is just a spotlight on an empty stage.

And through it all,
one fire in the rain
keeps burning on, keeps burning on.
I can't stop my heart,
it's beating for you,
reaching for you
but you are gone.
I'm empty inside, I'm empty inside,
and where are you.

Angela, I'm still alive.
For the two of us, I'm still alive.
Angela, I'm still alive.

Angela, I'm still alive.
Angela, I'm still alive.
Angela. I'm still alive.
For the two of us, I'm still alive.
Angela, I'm still alive.
Angela, I'm still alive.


OVERNIGHT

They say a fool never learns,
you agree, I'm not superstitious,
you know unlucky as I've been I'm still around.
And you can tell me to go,
I've been reading your true confessions,
but then you don't believe I'd let this chance go by.

Show me inside,
sorry that I've been so far away,
you know I'm only human,
it's the call of the wild,
it's the law of the jungle,
don't say no.

Wanna be with you, won't you stay with me overnight.
Give a little bit to you, won't you stay with me, stay.
Pulling me to you, won't you stay with me overnight.
It'll be forever if you stay with me, stay with me, stay.

As long as time will allow, you'll be losing your inhibitions.
One night is not enough for all the love to grow.
And, baby, you and I rule the world,
maybe I could be your magician,
just give me long enough
my spell will hypnotize.

Show me inside,
live in every corner of your heart.
You know I'm only human,
it's the call of the wild,
it's the law of the jungle,
don't say no.

Wanna be with you, won't you stay with me overnight.
Give a little bit to you, won't you stay with me, stay.
Pulling me to you, won't you stay with me overnight.
It'll be forever if you stay with me, stay with me, stay.
Stay with me overnight, stay.

Stay with me overnight, stay.
Stay with me overnight, stay.
Stay with me, stay.
Stay with me, stay.
Stay with me, stay.

Wanna be with you, won't you stay with me overnight.
Give a little bit to you, won't you stay with me, stay.
Pulling me to you, won't you stay with me overnight.
It'll be forever if you stay with me, stay with me, stay.

Wanna be with you, won't you stay with me overnight.
Give a little bit to you, won't you stay with me, stay.
Pulling me to you, won't you stay with me overnight.
It'll be forever if you stay with me, stay with me, stay.


CRAZY FOR YOUR LOVE

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
never get enough I'm crazy for your love.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
never get enough I'm crazy.

Ice cream couldn't taste any better;
your bad reputation, a mission that you keep to the letter.
A state of love can drive us all insane.
Why a man can stand for so much pain, but I stand.
You know the time is right, I feel my knees start shaking
and I can't stop running.

You don't know but the word is out
I go crazy for your love,
I breakdown to the ground, and I gotta shout
I go crazy for your love.

I go crazy when you touch me and I'm over the top.
Don't wanna fight it and I'm giving up, lips all ready to burn,
don't need a doctor, nobody can save me.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
never get enough, I'm crazy for your love.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
never get enough, I'm crazy.

I know, I know, I know, oh, oh, oh, oh,
I can't sleep, can't sleep, I turn the television on,
it's your face that I see on the screen replacing all the other ones.
I'm so blind, that every girl I see reminds me that I need to be in your arms,
the place is here and now, the brain is past controlling and the soul is crying.

You don't know but the word is out
I go crazy for your love.
I breakdown to the ground, and I gotta shout
I go crazy for your love.

I go crazy for your fingers up and down my spine,
come a little closer, baby, you will find lips all ready to burn,
don't need a doctor when I'm almost dying.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
never get enough, I'm crazy for your love.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
never get enough, I'm crazy.

Lips all ready to burn,
don't need a doctor when I'm almost dying.
Gotta keep trying.

You don't know but you're number 1,
I go crazy for your love.

You give me feelings that I couldn't get from anyone,
I go crazy for your love.
You don't know but the word is out
I go crazy for your love....


BACKTAFUNK

(You're gonna) fix my heart, you're gonna free my soul,
not many learn what the two of us can do or what we do it for.
(I'm gonna) sign my name, I'm gonna join your club.
You give me love and there's two of us to feel,
just say the word and I'm giving my love to you.

You got me backtafunk, and I'm still turning.
Got me backtafunk, and I'm still turning.
You got me backtafunk, I can't explain, no alibi,
the rhythm got me paralyzed, you got me.

You call it deja vu, of being there before,
so many lose what the few of us can find,
and never mention,
you're gonna break my will,
you're gonna take me down,
so many pay when the two of us can steal,
so give me what I want and I could be a king for you.

You got me backtafunk, and I'm still turning.
Got me backtafunk, and I'm still turning.
You got me backtafunk, I was so disorganized,
rhythm cut me down to size, you got me.

Help me I'm in trouble deep, as high as I can go, it's no crime,
there may be love on the street, and I'm bad enough,
you got me drowning in my sleep but I will find you when I wake, and it's time,
you got me.

Backtafunk, to back
Backtafunk, to back
Backtafunk, to back.
Backtafunk, to back.

Backtafunk, oh, oh I'm still turning.
Backtafunk, oh, oh I'm still burning...

Lyrics By Album: Index

1