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YOU BETTER WAIT

YOU BETTER WAIT
(S. Perry, L. Brewster, P. Taylor, M. Lucas, J. Pierce, G. Hawkins)

She was only a child
Someone to hold on
Only a child
Someone to believe in
Only a child, someone to love
She was seventeen, beauty queen
I met her in a magazine
Heart of fire, love’s desire
Reachin’ out, higher higher
Runaway, one more day
A broken hearted child at play
I pray for you, baby blue
In the name of love I reach for you
In the darkness comes the evil of the night
Think about it

(You better wait)
Stop your self before you fall
(You better wait)
Stop before you lose it all
Somewhere there’s love
Oh, somewhere, somewhere

Precious girl, little pearl
Temptation is lonely world
Eyes deceive, they believe
In everything they wanna see, yeah
And the neon lights reflect your life
Only you know where you hide baby

(You better wait)
Stop your self before you fall
(You better wait)
Stop before you lose it all
Cause somewhere there’s love

(You better wait)
Stop yourself before you start
(You better wait)
Don’t look back, don’t lose heart

Don’t look, don’t look
Don’t look back baby
Don’t
Don’t look, don’t look
Don’t look back baby

YOUNG HEARTS FOREVER

YOUNG HEARTS FOREVER
(S. Perry, C. Magness)

In the friendship of lovers
Lives the joy of the heart
And when trust is forsaken
Our whole world falls apart
And when the wind cries you’re with me
And tears say enough, then the song prays for love

Young hearts forever
Don’t wait one moment this time
Love is forever (with somebody like a you, yeah)
The young hearts survive

On the wings of an angel
Oo, a child learns to fly
And little by little, the sands move through time
And I can live a lie but I think I know better

(chorus)

Here in the darkness
She dances alone
Roses from yesterday
Will she ever know

(chorus)

With somebody like a you yeah
Young hearts, young hearts
Will love, will love, be forever
One moment in forever, forever
Forever (with somebody like a you, yeah)
Give me just a little more time
She was an old flame of mine
I remember, I remember

I AM

I AM
(Steve Perry, Lincoln Brewster, Paul Taylor)

We were lost and alone
Somewhere so very new
Caught in the magic of love
And your forgiveness
Selfish and too blind to see
Love was our music and, Oh…
I am, lost in a world of emptiness
I am learning to tell the truth

Somewhere, somebody new
We shared, faith without truth
With only my words left I turn,
To your forgiveness
Eyes in the darkness they cry
Tears are forever and oh…
I am, lost in a world of emptiness
I am, learning to tell the truth
So many roads to choose

I am, lost in a world of emptiness
I am, learning to tell the truth
I am, lost in a world of emptiness
I am, learning to tell the truth
So many roads to choose

STAND UP (BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE)

STAND UP (BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE)
(Steve Perry)

Is this just a dream
Livin’ in a fantasy
Surrendering our hope
Never, never
Teaching old mistakes
Deep from in a memory
Two is forever
One stands apart
Love’s forgotten, the pain from the start
Hate for each other, so blind to kill
‘Cause it will, yes it will

(Stand up) stand up (before it’s too late)
This is not a dream no
(Stand up) stand up (before it’s too late) oh

And we walk hopelessly
What we leave behind
Is it fools’ reality
Heaven is a child, I know, you know

Fear is forever, both stand apart
When love’s forgotten
The tears from the start
(Stand up) stand up (before it’s too late)
This is not a dream no
Sorrow, sorrow,
Surroundin’ my soul
Cry no more
All’s forgiven

Two is forever
One stands apart
When love’s forgotten
The tears from the start
So so unfair
We turn away, and I know,
Yes I know
(Stand up) stand up (before it’s too late)
This is not a dream, no
(Stand up) stand up (before it’s too late)
Stand (stand up)
Before

FOR THE LOVE OF STRANGE MEDICINE

FOR THE LOVE OF STRANGE MEDICINE
(Steve Perry)

Somewhere in the inside
All along the road
Lady luck has fallen
Now the truth unfolds
Rolling dice remember
What promises regret
Helps me to remember
Helps me to forget

Some are believers
Some don’t know (some are lost)
They’re lost and alone
Some are deceivers
Their souls been sold (for the love)
For the love of strange medicine

Far inside the dark room
Behind all the walls
Underneath the concrete
Heaven starts to fall
Walkin’ on the sidewalks
Red lights turn to blue
Somewhere in the darkness
Standing there is you

Some are believers
Some don’t know (some are lost)
They’re lost and alone
Some are deceivers
Their souls been sold (for the love)
All for the love
Some are lost (Some are lost)
Lost and alone…
All for the love of strange medicine, we’re lost

Some are believers,
Some don’t know (some are lost)
We’re lost and alone
Some are deceivers,
Their souls been sold (for the love)
All for the love
Some are lost (for the love)
Some are lost

DONNA PLEASE

DONNA PLEASE
(S. Perry, S. Bishop)

There’s a wind
In your eyes
In the still, of the night
You are here, in my voice
Inside of me
Am I wrong to resist
In your arms, alone like this
And I know, the way you feel
Donna please
Wanting you, touching you
You’re here in my soul
It’s wrong to do
He’s still with you
Oh Donna please

Does he know
You pretend
That you love, only him
Long ago, you belonged to me

Donna please
Wanting you, touching you
You’re here in my soul
Can’t you see, oh donna please
This won’t go away
Close the door, turn the page
I can’t let you go
If he wants you tonight
Will you tell him, no

There’s a wind
In your eyes
In the still, of the night
Donna please

LISTEN TO YOUR HEART

LISTEN TO YOUR HEART
(Steve Perry, Lincoln Brewster, Paul Taylor & Moyes Lucas)

You never listen baby
We were both together, naturally
I was lovin’ you baby, you were lovin’ me
Every word I said, Every word is true
I was on the inside, but he was lovin’ you
Oh, oh, listen to your heart
You never listen baby
I didn’t wanna see it,
You felt so good,
I didn’t wanna know girl, this love’s misunderstood
One more day, won’t make it right
Still I lie in your darkness defenseless tonight
Oh, oh

(Never) no, there’s something here
Won’t last very long
(Never) no, we’re goin’ down for
the last time, listen baby
Listen baby listen

I still remember when
Our love was tender then
Love was an open door
No time to wonder
I’m goin’ under, listen to your heart

(Never) no there’s somethin’ here
Wouldn’t last very long
(Never) no
We’re goin’ down for the last time
(Never) never
One promise broken
Too soon and too late
(Never) no
We’re goin’ down for the last time

TUESDAY HEARTACHE

TUESDAY HEARTACHE
(Steve Perry, Lincoln Brewster, Paul Taylor & Moyes Lucas)

After the lovin’, after the evening
Darlin’ you’re so deceiving, I know
I don’t believe it you’ve got the answer
Darlin’ It’s soul disaster, I know

Tuesday heartache
Love comes, love goes
One day hard times
Too long ago

I don’t believe you, when you say darlin’
It’s somethin’ so alarmin’, oh I know
I wanna love ya
You want disaster, darling it’s all
All the last time

Tuesday, heartache
Love comes, love goes
I don’t show it, but someone’s been told
Maybe, we’re there, no don’t you go
Tuesday heartache,
Love sounds unfold
Oo, take your time baby

Tuesday, heartache
Love comes, love goes
Tuesday, heartache, don’t go away
(Tuesday heartache) no don’t you go away
(Tuesday heartache) don’t go away
When someone’s deceiving they fall
Oh ya
It’s all right, all right
Fall yes

After the lovin’, after the evening
Oo when someone’s deceiving they fall
When someone’s deceiving they fall
Oh, no, no, no
So deceiving
With someone, someone, someone
They fall

MISSING YOU

MISSING YOU
(Steve Perry, Tim Miner)

Oh I’m (missin’ you)
The hurt on your heart
Through your eyes it shows
The past can’t relive
What we both know
Still I remember
Things I never meant
Memories surround me
Won’t let me forget
I was so wrong
The secret’s not worth keeping
I had no faith
That you would still believe
No, now
My heart’s in your keeping
Here I am

Missin’ you
(Missing you)
Fear in the dark
Stares from my wall
Your eyes in your picture
Won’t let me go
If I could remember
How you felt the pain
The king of pretenders
Alone in shame
I was so wrong
The secret’s not worth keeping
I had no faith
That you would still believe
No, now
My heart’s in your keeping
Here, I am, oh here I am

(Missin’ you)
Missing you
Oh I’m (missing you)
You were there, now I’m here
You gave much more than I did
I gave what I had to give
If I could, you know I would
I’d make it up to you
Instead I’m (missin’ you)
In the place you used to be
You were lying next to me
Oh I’m missin’ you
Oh I’m missin’ you

SOMEWHERE THERE’S HOPE

SOMEWHERE THERE’S HOPE
(Steve Perry, Lincoln Brewster, Paul Taylor & Moyes Lucas)

When you’re runnin’ baby
You can’t let go
Life’s on the line
When you’re runnin’, runnin’, runnin’
From a cold, cold world
Voices they cry

Somewhere there’s hope (somewhere there’s hope)
Somebody please (somebody please)
Somewhere there’s hope, waitin’ there, waitin’ there

Oo the wheels of fear
Turn truth into lies
Like a thief in the night
Hold on, through the smoke
And through the fire
No-one, can hide

Cause somewhere there’s hope (somewhere there’s hope)
Somebody please (somebody please)
Somewhere there’s hope, waitin’ there, waitin’ there
Somewhere there’s hope (somewhere there’s hope)
Somebody please (somebody please)
Waitin’ there, waitin’ there

Somewhere there’s hope (somewhere there’s hope)
Somebody please (somebody please)
Somewhere there’s hope, waitin’ there, waitin’ there

They cry, voices they cry
Somewhere there’s hope, somebody please

ANYWAY

ANYWAY
(Steve Perry, Tim Miner)

Still I remember
I’d like to say I’m sorry
I’d like to make amends
I’d close my eyes and tell the truth.
Where would I begin…
My story’s far from simple
I’m so afraid to show
I never want to run again
I want to let you know…

Anyway, what was I saying
Anyway, I seem to have lost my place again
Anyway, somehow, I need just to forget
But I can’t do it…oh I try anyway

We believed in music
Brothers till the end
Nothing stood between us
A fire burned within
Oh how I remember
Wounded but alive
Lost in my insanity
Escaping to survive

Anyway, what was I saying
Anyway, I seem to have lost my place again
Anyway, oh how I need just to forget
But I can’t do it…oh I try…still I can’t do it
Oh I try, oh I try, anyway
Still I remember
Still I remember
Haunting me calling me still I remember
No, no, no, no

Oo, still I remember, still I
Haunting me, calling me
What was I saying anyway

IF YOU NEED ME, CALL ME

IF YOU NEED ME, CALL ME
(Steve Perry, Craig Krampf, Richard Michaels Haddad, Steve DeLacey)

She said I want you to understand
I’m not off to someone new
I don’t even have one waiting in the wings
So, I mean, it’s not like we’re through, oh

It’s just I’m young, not innocent
Ooh, perhaps there’s space to grow
I’ve learned from you and I thank you a lot
But after a while I must go

If you want a love
If you want a love

If you need me
Call me
I’ll be there when you want me, girl
I’ll be waiting
Hoping with my arms wide open, girl

To tell you the truth
I started to cry
Ooh, when I heard those words last night
Ooh, then I realized she had to live
She’d be back if it was right

Ooh, if you want a love
If you want a love

If you need me
Call me
I’ll be there when you want me, girl
I’ll be waiting
Hoping with my arms wide open, girl

If you need me
Call me
I’ll be there when you want me, girl
I’ll be waiting
Hoping with my arms wide open, ah

ONE MORE TIME

ONE MORE TIME
(Steve Perry, Lincoln Brewster)

Why
Why should I feel so sad
Thinking of times
When life was a smile

I’ve dreamed
Of turning back time
To memories so dear
Now I’m here
Where I must go on

When I close my eyes
I long to be there
One more time

Sometimes
I look back and smile
With a tear
Knowing that I’ll
Never go back anymore

When I close my eyes
I long to be there
One more time

I know tomorrow
I’ll look on today
So now I step back and reach for a smile
For now, here’s my yesterday

When I close my eyes
I long to be there
One more time

CAN’T STOP

CAN’T STOP
(Steve Perry, Randy Goodrum, Michael Landau)

If I touch you there
Mmm, what would you do
Run fingers through your hair
What happens if I can’t stop

If I told you baby
You light my fuse
Girl, I might start to go crazy
What happens if I can’t stop, oh

If I bought you things
(I love that, it’s real pretty, mmm)
Diamond rings
If I built my life around you
What happens if I can’t stop

If I spend all my money
Yesterday my friends said
Boy, you’re lookin’ kinda funny
Oh, but if I can’t refuse, yeah
It’s lookin’ like I can’t stop, oh

Move along, move along

(Can’t stop)
I’m under your spell
(Can’t stop)
You know very well
(Whoa whoa)
Yes I’m in shadows
I’m in trouble

(Can’t stop)
Your magical potion
(Can’t stop)
The feel of your skin
(Whoa whoa)
Yes I’m in shadows

Talk real nice (nice)
You know, just a little bit of that, uh
Sugar and spice
Some cutchie-coo, oh

Tell me some lies
Your sweet disguise
Whoa pretty baby
Don’t start me
Cause I can’t stop, oh

(Can’t stop)
I’m under your spell
(Can’t stop)
You know very well
(Whoa whoa)
Yes I’m in shadows
Solo!

(Can’t stop)
Your magical potion
(Can’t stop)
The feel of your skin, yeah
(Whoa whoa)
Yes I’m in shadows
I’m in trouble

Whoa I like it
I like it
I like it
I like it

(Can’t stop)
Yes, I do, girl
(Can’t stop)
I really, really do, girl
Feels so good
Feels so nice

FRIENDS OF MINE

FRIENDS OF MINE
(Steve Perry, J. Leo, Randy Goodrum, Craig Krampf)

Acting like a movie star
Swimming pools and fancy cars
It doesn’t matter who you are
You can’t buy friends with caviar

We’re standing face to face
A different time, a different place
From the move, been together so long
It’s for you I sing this song
Friends of mine

Whoa

I thought that I could hide away
But the lonely walls kept closing in
I only came back to say
Life ain’t nothin’ without a friend

We’re standing face to face
A different time, a different place
From the move, been together so long
It’s for you I sing this song
Friends of mine

If we’re standing face to face
A different time, a different place
From the move, been together so long
It’s for you I sing this song
Friends of mine

MISSING YOU (Live)



MISSING YOU
(Steve Perry, Tim Miner)

Oh I’m (missin’ you)
The hurt on your heart
Through your eyes it shows
The past can’t relive
What we both know
Still I remember
Things I never meant
Memories surround me
Won’t let me forget
I was so wrong
The secret’s not worth keeping
I had no faith
That you would still believe
No, now
My heart’s in your keeping
Here I am

Missin’ you
(Missing you)
Fear in the dark
Stares from my wall
Your eyes in your picture
Won’t let me go
If I could remember
How you felt the pain
The king of pretenders
Alone in shame
I was so wrong
The secret’s not worth keeping
I had no faith
That you would still believe
No, now
My heart’s in your keeping
Here, I am, oh here I am

(Missin’ you)
Missing you
Oh I’m (missing you)
You were there, now I’m here
You gave much more than I did
I gave what I had to give
If I could, you know I would
I’d make it up to you
Instead I’m (missin’ you)
In the place you used to be
You were lying next to me
Oh I’m missin’ you
Oh I’m missin’ you

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For The Love Of Strange Medicine is the second solo album by Steve Perry, released on July 19, 1994. After a lengthy 8-year hiatus following the breakup of Journey, and a shelved 1988 solo effort later titled Against the Wall, Perry returned to the spotlight with this album. The first single “You Better Wait” received major radio airplay and reached the top 10 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart in the U.S. The album was followed by a tour in 1994-1995.

The song “Young Hearts Forever” was written by Perry as a tribute to his late friend, Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, who died in 1986.

The album was certified as gold (500,000) in sales by the RIAA, as of September 1994.

Liner Notes:

Produced and engineered by James “Jimbo” Barton * “For the Love of Strange Medicine” and “Donna Please” produced by James “Jimbo” Barton and Steve Perry; Engineered by James “Jimbo” Barton * “Missing You” produced by Steve Perry and Tim Miner; Engineered by Tim Kimsay/Frank Slazar * “Anyway” produced by Steve Perry and Tim Miner; Engineered by Craig Burbidge * Recorded at: Ocean Way, Hollywood, CA; One on One, N. Hollywood, CA; Record Plant, Hollywood, CA; The Enterprise, Burbank, CA; American Studios, Woodland Hills, CA; Kinghtlight Studios, Dallas, Tx * Second Engineers: Devin Foutz, many Marroquin, Kyle Ross, Ulrich Wilde, Rail Rogut, Bill Cooper * Assistant to the Producer: Phil Brown * All songs mixed by Craig Burbidge at Aire L.A. Studios, Glendale, CA; Except “You Better Wait” , “Young Hearts Forever”, and “Donna Please” mixed by Niko Bolas at Hit factory, New York, NY * Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering * Digital Editing: Brian Lee * A & R Direction: Randy Jackson * Product Management: Diarmuid Quinn * Art Direction: dave Coleman * Photos: Reisig & Taylor * Management: Third Rail Entertainment – Bob Cavallo/Scott Welch * Special Thanks to the following for their inspiration and support: Don Ienner and all my friends at Sony; Paul; Moyes; Lincoln; Bob Cavallo and Lisa Cavallo; Cindi Peltier; Gladys Knight; Paul Rappaport; Burt Baumgartner; Niko Bolas hiding in NY; Linguini; John Kalodner; Mike Porcaro; Paul “Jamo” Jamieson; Larry Kimpel; Philip Lynott; Larry Londin; Jeff Porcaro; Joel Ewing: T.T.D; Tito; Cono; Deb and Snuf; Michael Dilbeck; Jennifer and Jason Dawn; Sham and her Mama; Robin & Royce; Mama Vai; All the morning gatherings – you know who and what you are; Howard Pohlenz; Evan-Davis; Bobbi Stevens; John Weakland; Tom Brown and Everyone at Enterprise; Ed and Troy and all the Hit Factory Staff – NY * Everyone at Gateway Mastering * Special thanks to Silky * Alex A.K.A. “Fresh” * Lee Phillips * Marla * Bonnie * Judy Castano * Jody Graham-Dunitz * Randy Goodrum * Clif Magness * Terry and Michael Lippman * Everyone at SST LB 5 * Carlo and Maria * Tim, Lora & Cyndy at Fan Asylum * Perry Oretzky/Marian/Barbara * Jack Kelly at Focusrite * Bob Caputo at Samson Tech * Bob, Bear and all the 3-E staff * All my relatives * Ronnie and Nick for always being there * Scott and Derrick at Pearl Mike and Ann Marie at Zildijian * Kelly at Vic Firth * Chris Brady (You’re the best) * Hank Wiley * Larry, Virginia and Neena Horowitz * Joseph Minkes * Lisa Hansen * Stan Cotey * Len, Tammie and Clay from Peavey Electronics * Special Thanks to Kip, Reb, Rod * Matt Bruck * Joey Brasler * Bob Bradshaw * Pat Osborne, Dudley, Guy, Sterling Ball/Ernie Ball/Music Man Robert Knight * Terry & Ev Bozzio * Alex Hodges * Paul & Bonnie at PRS Guitars * Rack Systems LTD * Steve Blucher at Dimarzio * TJ at Taylor Guitars * Laura & K.C. at Korg/Marshall * Brian & Phyliss for the Reservations * Kathy Prof. * Cheryl Brewster * Barefoot Software * Daniel Brewster * Tristan * Stephanie Laura & Family * Dave Weiderman * Seymour Duncan * To Erik & Friends @ Gelb Music * Gary & Alex C. * Barbara Cane * The Sullies * Last But Not Least, Sam Cooke * P.S. Dear Mom, I Continue My Promise.. * For Information on Steve Perry, Please Send A Legal Sized, Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope or International Coupon (for inquiries outside the U.S.) To: Steve Perry Info Service P.O. Box 884988 San Francisco, CA 94188 * Japan: Steve Perry Info Service C/O Fan Asylum 407-132, Primera Dogenzaka 1-15-3 Dogenzaka Shibuya KU Tokyo 150 * Europe: Steve Perry Info Service P.O. Box 1443 Poole, Dorset BH15 3YP Great Britian.**

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