Robert Barsky - Words, Music, Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Electric Drums
Peter Keltz - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
all songs* copyright 1987 - Robert E. Barsky
* Motor Runnin' - copyright 1987 - Peter Keltz & Robert E. Barsky
for JL & all Nutopian citizens
"thanks for listening"

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LOOKIN' UP

I'm no fortune teller, but this I clearly see;
I'm no crystal gazer, but this I know to be,
We're lookin' up, better all the time,
Lookin' up, now we start to climb.
We're reaching for the real love, this time for sure.
Tired of waitin' so long, to hear it knocking on the door.

I'm no backroom gambler, but I'm willing to bet;
We're gonna make it baby, we're gonna get there yet.
We're lookin' up, better all the time,
Lookin' up, now we start to rise.
We're touching at the real love, this time for sure,
Tired of waiting so long, to hear it knocking on the door.


THINKING MAGICALLY

It seems we finally broke the ice,
We let our senses mingle once or twice;
We kind of let the feeling take control,
It seemed to be the only way to go,
We were thinking magically,
We're thinking magically.

Maybe should have thought of right or wrong,
But in my heart I only heard this song;
And in my mind I only saw your face,
I knew that we had finally reached the state of
Thinking magically.
We're thinking magically.


MOTOR RUNNING

This love of ours started like a hurricane,
Blowing through our lives;
A gale wind force so strong.
The moment my eyes met yours, I knew
I had to have you for my own;
I needed you like no one else before.

We got the motor running,
It's time for us to begin;
We got the engines hummin'
We're heading into the wind.

And now it's hard to tell if it's been days or years,
It's hard to clock the time;
When you're feeling love so strong.
And every time I look into your eyes I get
that feeling in my heart;
Loving you like no one else before.


DARKER THAN DARK

I hate to be the one, but someone's got to tell you,
There's no place to run and we can't help you.
They say you make your own bed,
Well you really did a fine job.
Sold out everything, made it darker than dark.
Well once you lose the way it's really hard to return.
Hey, when you give it up it's really for the long term.

Oh, oh it's darker than dark.
Oh, oh it's darker than dark.

You took a case of hope and put the price in money.
If you didn't look so down I'd think it's funny.
Well it's your own fault for sitting there and doing nothing.
You could have made it stop,
You could have made it happen.

Well I got your message on the telephone,
I tried to ring you back but it was darker than dark.

Oh, oh it's darker than dark.
Oh, oh it's darker than dark.


NEED A LITTLE LOVE

As we near another dawn, and the time is moving on,
as we head to another age;
When they're measuring the years, starting at one,
and creations' the latest rage.
When we get news from afar, coming from another star,
just to tell us we're not alone,
When the time is on the run, though it seems it's just
begun, and we're closer to going home.

I'm gonna need a little love, oh I'll need your
tender touch;
I'll need you here beside me to face whatever comes;
I'm gonna need a little lovin' baby, I need you
here by me;
We'll face it all together, no matter what the future
brings.

As we stand upon the eve of all time to come, as we
watch for a little while;
As we do our best to cast our deepest fears aside,
as we search for the peaceful smile;

Just believing in a dream, whose day will finally
come, kept me going for all these years;
Just believing in the heart, it's the perfect place
to start, there's just one other thing I need;

I'm gonna need a little love.


MARS

One time, let's pretend the rain has stopped.
Let's pretend that peace and silence,
Descended with the dark.
Just pause, take the moment just to breathe,
Let the music fill your body,
And put your mind at ease.

'Cause it's not too late to be seeing it,
Well I found a way,
And I find myself babe believing it,
More and more each day.
The sound in my hearts' singing,
Oh, I found it in your eyes you know
Oh, your love has touched my very soul.

Now true love, that you really need so much,
Sometimes can become evasive,
If you fail to keep in touch.
But it's not to hard to let that feeling in
your heart awaken and make another start.


GLORY LOVE

How long we gonna sit here on the other side,
Just watching these jokers taking us for a ride?
No more talking, shoot 'em down from space.
Well that's their answer for saving the human race.
Glory love, when you gonna find it?
Glory love, when you gonna find it?

Well it's supposed to be in you we trust.
But your respects' been ground into the dust.
Making secret deals behind our backs,
Now it seems your time is running out.
Glory love, when you gonna find it?
Glory love, when you gonna find it?

We don't need no split decisions,
We just need some modern thinking.
We don't need no retaliatory action,
We just need some real compassion.

So just how much of this are we gonna take?
As we watch 'em play the super powers game.
Well this ain't just KGB vs. the CIA.
We're talking about the future of the world at stake.
Glory love, when you gonna find it?

SHE GOT

She got a special action, She got a flash and style.
She go a real attraction, the kind that drives you wild.
She got a passion rhythm, She got a tingle touch.
She's a perfect vision of what I need so much.

I can't wait until she's in my arms again;
Come tomorrow night.
I can't wait to look into her eyes again;
Come tomorrow night.

She got a hot blood sleekness that just really turns the key.
She got the form and features that bring you to your knees.
She got the inspiration, she got the expression of,
Everything you dream of, everything that's love.

COSTUME PARTY

I found you and I got that feeling,
The one you only read about;
The one that you see on the screen,
The one without a doubt.
I thought that it could never happen,
But there you were a little late;
Well I knew it was luck,
But I was hoping it was fate.

But to you it was a costume party,
Just putting on the good face.
To you it was a costume party,
Just putting on the good face.

I'll tell you but do you really want to know?
You've lost your way,
You've lost your course,
Turning your back on love.

Everything I had was yours love,
Everything I had to give;
My mind and my heart and my very will to live.
You didn't know the value,
You didn't keep the trust;
You went chasing the stars and grabbing at the dust.

'Cause to you it was a costume party,
Just putting on the good face.


IS THERE LIFE AFTER ROCK & ROLL?

Walked into my favorite bar,
Wearing dark shades so no one could see my face,
Found a table in the corner, and sat down to drink
a little peace.
But she found me anyway, came slinking on by,
Leaned her elbows on the table, as she looked me in the eye,
She said, "There's a question been on my mind,
For about a thousand days.
And you seem to be the kind of guy,
Who could set me straight."

She said, "Is there life after rock & roll?"
Is there life after rock & roll?

Pulled a cigarette from my pocket,
Lit it up real slick. I knew I was in trouble babe,
If I didn't find an answer real quick.
I said, "Is this some kind of smooth talking pick-up line?
Because the question you ask,
Ain't something I take lightly babe.
So let's settle it fast."

Is there life after rock & roll?
Is there life after rock & roll?
Oh tell me babe, I really want to know, is there life?
Is there life after rock & roll?

To make a long story short, I pulled her up real close,
I said, "If there's life after rock & roll babe,
I'll never know".


THE LAST SONG

If this should be the last song,
Let it be the one that everybody's been waiting for.
If this should be the last song,
Let it be the one that everybody's been dreaming of.
In those secret dreams, that you keep within.
Let it be the one that everybody'll want to sing.

We tried to keep ourselves in soul possession.
We tried to keep our feeling on an even keel.
Then we found that love,
Yeah we knew that it was right for us,
And this time we'd be singing it for real.

If this should be the last song,
Let it be the one that tells of all the things we've done.
If this should be the last song,
Let it be the one that tells of all the hope we had.
For a changing time.
For a touch of love.
Let it be the one that tells we tried to rise above.

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Future Music - The Complete Lyrics
Volume IV

all songs copyright 1985 -2006 Robert E. Barsky