Robert Barsky - Words, Music, Vocals,
Guitars, Keyboards, Electric Drums
Peter Keltz - Lead, Rhythm, Backward, Forward,
Slide & Bass Guitars, Keyboards, Harmony Vocals
Andy Orliner - Lead Guitar on Under the Influence
Nancy Penn - Harmony Vocals on Need You More
Fred Zara - Keyboards on Need You More
special thanks to the Hon. John St. John-John
all songs copyright 1986 - Robert E. Barsky
"thanks for listening"

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UNDER THE INFLUENCE

I'm under the influence of your love,
Under the influence of your love.
I try to fight it babe, but there ain't no way out.
It's a combination lock on time.
It's a cruel tease, it's a little known fact;
But I gotta try to make you mine.

I'm under the influence of your kiss,
I've never known anything like this.
I try to get back, but it's much too late.
I'm surrounded baby by your spell;
It's a tough rip, it's a cruel twist of fate;
I took the first step and I really fell.

I'm under the influence, under the influence.

The phone rings in the middle of the night,
I hear your voice in my ear;
I'm out the door before the receiver clicks.

Because I'm under the influence of your love.

I BELIEVE IN YOU

Your eyes, I find,
Are like gazing through the looking glass;
And when I see through, and see into the other side at last,
There's real love, real feeling,
Real hope just awaiting there;
And we'll reach it, we'll get there,
You know I never had any doubt 'cause;

I believe in you,
Together there's nothing in this whole world
that we can't do.
I believe in you,
You put your mind to it, and all you gotta do
is make it true.

When I'm near you,
Something happens to me deep inside;
It's something in my heart,
That I waited for all my life,
It's true love, true feeling,
True hope just awaiting there;
And we'll make it, we'll get there,
You know I never had any doubt 'cause;
I believe in you.

NOW AS NIGHT CALLS YOU

Now as night calls you,
Pulling you into the shadows;
What are you gonna do?
You never thought that it would matter.
The stars and me must have got tangled,
I don't think I really had a chance at all.
I turned to see what was a comin'
And with just one glance I was already long gone.

Now as night calls you,
Tempting you into the dark side;
We're gonna be there too,
There's certain things that you just can't fight.
I never thought that it could happen,
The flash just caught me by surprise.
I heard the music come alive,
Well I turned to look and it was there by my side.

Now as night calls you,
Here's what you gotta realize.
Well I'll be there with you;
We're gonna cross over the red line.


ON BORROWED TIME

The more you run, the faster it turns.
Well I've tried it hon, it just pulls you in closer.

We've been waiting for a long long time,
Hoping you'd find your way through the dark.
But now it seems with every passing day,
We find, you're a little further off the pace.
We're tired of living on borrowed time.

The more you move, the deeper you sink in.
Well I've seen the proof in the risks you've
been taking.

We can only hold back so long,
Before we explode into a raging storm.
Can't tell exactly when it's gonna be,
But we can only take so much of this.
We're tired of living on borrowed time.

The more you see, the less you seem to know.
Well you can take it from me, we're gonna change the future.

We gotta make sure there's a certain day,
When love is finally gonna come of age.
Then you can open up your eyes to see,
A world that you believed was out of reach.
And we'll stop living on borrowed time.


WISHFUL THINKING

Is it wishful thinking, that maybe you and me;
Can get together babe,
And give this love thing a fling.
Am I just dreaming, am I just driving blind;
To be believing,
That I could make you mine.
Well I hope it's not just wishful thinking.

Just give me a chance babe, let me show you what I can do.
I've gotta believe now, your gonna feel it too.
You'll feel the love there,
That I've got stored inside.
Don't want to own you, just want you to be mine.
And I hope it ain't just wishful thinking.

Cause ever move you make,
And every wave of your hair;
Everything you say,
Even the things you wear;
Just got me going babe,
It makes me lose control.
Don't know what else to say,
I just want you to know;
That I hope it ain't just wishful thinking.


NEED YOU MORE

I've been up and I've been down
I've been walking on the bad side of town;
Just trying to find my way back down,
A way to take me back to you.
Oh my God I've been so sad every day,
Since you and I girl went our separate ways.
Now I'm just waiting for the day,
A day to take me back to you.

Well I know baby that we've been there before,
But this time I really mean it.
We've been down this rocky road before,
But this time, this time I really need you more.
Need you more.

Well I can still hear those words you said,
Going round and round and round in my head.
It made me feel I lost my only friend,
It made me feel so all alone.

Well I've been up and I've been around,
I've been to nearly every part of town.
Just trying to find my way back down,
A way to take me back to you.


AROUND THE BLOCK TWICE

It seems that there's a question on your mind,
A question that just will not disappear.
You feel you have to know why we,
Are still clinging onto dreams.'
You might as well ask us why we even breath.
Once you give up on those dreams,
You're no longer real.

We've been around the block twice.
We've seen it now from both sides.
Been around the block twice,
Looking now with both eyes.

You ask me if we always kept the faith;
We never wavered one little bit.
You're asking me if we still believe;
Well baby don't you know we just don't quit.
You want to know if our hearts and minds
are still like then;
What can I tell you babe, you know we never left.


SHE'S ON FIRE

You tell me it's here, it's modern times.
You tell me the world is catching up and
times no longer on my side.
You tell me it's time to get a grip,
To get my feet back on the ground and stop living in a dream.
You tell me it's time to face the facts,
To re-evaluate just where I've been and where I'm at.

She's on fire.
With a look about her now that just goes through
me like a knife.
She's on fire,
And those words you say go up in smoke,
Every time I look into her eyes.

There'll come a time when you have to choose.
There'll come a time you've got to make your move.
There'll come a time when you'll have to know,
Whether you should follow what's in your mind
or what's in your heart.
There'll come a time when you'll finally see,
That love is still the only thing you really need.

She's on fire,
With a look about her now that just goes through
me like a knife.
She's on fire,
And those fears I had just disappear,
Every time I look into her eyes.

ANNA

Anna don't you realize,
The feeling I get every time you're standing
by my side;
It's something that I just can't hide.
Anna don't you hear it,
The music in the air comes alive girl,
whenever you get near it,
You know that I can feel it.
Anna don't you realize girl it's true.
Anna don't you realize girl it's you.

Anna don't you see girl,
I wrote this song for you because you helped
me to believe now,
You'll make it all come true somehow.
Anna please believe me,
The only thing that I want is for you to
be near me,
You don't know what it means to me.
Anna don't you realize girl it's true.
Anna don't you realize girl it's you.

It wasn't just no accident,
That I walked in and found you there.
There's forces at work somewhere,
They pushed and pulled and they led us there.


NOT REALLY FROM HERE

He walks and talks like a regular guy,
But he's not really from here.
He's still living in a time gone by,
A time that's all but disappeared.
And he's learned to mix without raising suspicion.
But it's all part of his charade.
He's really from another age.

Well life kept going pretty fast,
And he decided not to go along.
He knew that changes had to come,
He just didn't like the things he saw.
He sensed that they were different but not better.
It was a story he just wouldn't read,
'Cause he was just another breed.

All throughout the ages,
He spoke the words they feared.
They couldn't understand him,
He's not really from here.


THE OTHER SIDE

I caught a glimpse into the other side,
And what I saw there really caught me by surprise.
Thought I'd be seeing for a thousand miles,
Instead I was looking into twisted smiles.

I heard something to the left of me,
I turned to look and as far as I could see,
The children here and the children to be,
And it seemed that they was all looking at me.
And asking," Oh what are you gonna do to make
this world a better place than the one you knew?
When our time comes we'll have to face it too,
So tell us what are you gonna do?"

When I realized what confronted me,
That I was watching the flow on human history,
It struck into the very depths of me,
'Till there was only one thing that I could
clearly see.
And I said," Here's what you gotta do to make
the world a better place than the one you knew.
You've got to spread the love you find with everything
you do,
And hope that everybody else will feel it too".
On the other side. On the other side.

Well I saw the flash, you know I heard the shot,
Now we can't get back to the other side.
No need to run, no need to fake it,
You know we started on the other side.
You know that it's all right, and we can take it,
You know I'll see you on the other side.

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Future Music - The Complete Lyrics
Volume II

all songs copyright 1985 -2006 Robert E. Barsky