Girls To Chat & Boys To Bounce
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Side 1

Wide Boy
Let Me Get Close To You
Live Now-Pay Later
Love Zone
Girls To Chat & Boys To Bounce
Side 2

Delayed Reaction
Second Childhood
Weekend Driver
Sing About Love *

[ Album Credits ]Lyrics provided by Lonesome Dave Peverett [ Album History ]


Wide Boy
(2:43)
Dave Peverett - Riff Bros. Music - ASCAP



Baggy suit and flashy tie, blue of knuckle, red of eye,
He's one of the boys, he's a wide boy.

He'd sell his mother for a quid, rumour has it that he did,
He's one of the boys, he's a wide boy.

He used to be his father's pride, 'til he spent a year inside,
He's one of the boys, he's a wide boy.

Six feet from shoulder to shoulder and five feet from the ground,
Iron fists, a head like a boulder - a friend like that is good to have around!

At the club he's set to pounce, girls to chat and boys to bounce,
He's one of the boys, he's a wide boy.
Oy!

{Erik - Solo}

Six feet from shoulder to shoulder and five feet from the ground,
Iron fists, a head like a boulder - a friend like that is good to have around!

(Wide boy), wanna buy a stereo?
(Wide boy), heard you got a truckload!
(Wide boy), need a color TV too.

(Wide boy), I'm in a spot of trouble,
I need assistance at the double,
(Wide boy), it's good to have a friend like you.

Never rich and never poor, (never poor)
Just a step outside the law, (outside the law)
He's one of the boys, he's a wide boy,
He's one of the boys, he's a wide boy,
He's one of the boys, he's a wide boy.




Let Me Get Close To You
(5:33)
Nick Jameson - Sea of Keys Music - BMI



Woke up with a feelin' this morning,
Feelin' I was next to you.
Can't wait another day, got to get on my way,
And make my dream come true.

Stayed up schemin' every evenin',
Workin' on the master plan.
And I ain't gonna rest 'til I get where it's best,
Right in the palm of your hand.
Talkin' 'bout right there in the palm of your hand.

Let me get close to you,
Nothing else I want to do.
'Cause close to you I'm feelin' alright,
Everything's attracted to the light.
C'mon, c'mon, take me for your lover tonight.

Burned up PCH trying to find you,
They said you were down in FLA.
Got to sell my brand new car,
Got to pawn my guitar and get my ticket today.

And I feel your love start to move me,
Shake me like a ship on the sea.
You're rockin' me smooth and slow,
Now don't ever let me go.
'Cause I love what you're doin' to me,
(Say it again, say it again),
I said I love the way you do it to me, do it.

Let me get close to you,
Nothing else I want to do.
'Cause close to you I'm feelin' alright,
Everything's attracted to the light.
C'mon, c'mon, take me for your lover tonight.

{Instrumental - guitar solos}
Whoo!

Let me get close to you, nothing else I want to do.
'Cause close to you I'm feelin' alright,
Everything's attracted to the light,
C'mon, c'mon, take me for your lover tonight.




Live Now-Pay Later
(6:06)
Dave Peverett - Riff Bros. Music - ASCAP



I've got a '57 Cadillac with Batmobile wings,
Pink and black striped interior that's fit for a king,
No money down, fifty years to pay, be glad when it's mine,
"Saw you coming!", said the dealer as I signed on the line.

Live now - pay later, Live now - pay later.

I got a fifty room country mansion up in the hills,
My landlord says I can have it, long as I pay the bills.
I bought the furniture on credit at a fabulous store,
The man said, "Next time you come in, why don't you spend a little more?

Live now-pay later, Live now-pay later

How many possesions do I possess?
I started with nothin', now I've got less.
How long will my credit last this time?
Live now-pay later, that's how it's gotta be,
If money talks, well it sure ain't talkin' to me!

{Instrumental}

My doctor told me that I'm crazy to abuse myself this way,
Too much alcohol and jelly roll, someday I'm gonna pay.
No time for tomorrow, I'm too busy havin' fun,
But when the bills come in, I know it's time for me to run.

Live now-pay later, Live now-pay later.

There's a hole in my pocket where my cash used to be,
Rubber checks and credit cards have been so good to me.
How long can I spend my life on loan? oh yeah,
Live now-pay later, that's how it's gotta be,
If money talks, well it sure ain't talkin' to me!

Oooh oooh oooh wooo, oooh oooh oooh wooo....

Live now-pay later, Live now-pay later,
(Live now), Live now, (Pay later), Pay later,
(Live now), Live now, (Pay later), Pay later,
(Live now), Live now, (Pay later), Pay later,
(Live now), Live now, (Pay later), Live now,
(Live now), Whoa yeah, (Pay later)

{Erik - Solo}

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah-ee-ahh, ooooh whoa
I'm gonna bounce my checks all over the place now. Well, well, well.
I'm out of here!
I gotta run, they got me beat, whoa yeah
Time for me to run now! I gotta move on down the road.
Change my name, my address, my I.D.
I gotta run, I gotta run
Live now-pay later.
I have had my fun, yeah.
I've have had my fun.
Now it's time for me to pay.
Time for me to pay.
Yeah, I gotta run!





Love Zone
(5:18)
Dave Peverett - Riff Bros. Music - ASCAP



Into the love zone, baby here I come.
Night time is the right time, let me be the one.

So tired of cryin', ain't gonna cry no more.
With you, baby, by my side, love's an open door.

Ooh ooh ooh, it must be a dream!
Ooh ooh ooh, the love zone I'm in.

Inside, outside, can you feel the flow?
It's gettin' closer and closer, never let me go.

Ooh ooh ooh, it must be a dream,
Ooh ooh ooh, the love zone I'm in.

Oooh baby, let me come in.
Oooh baby, let me come in.

I feel my whole world turning 'round baby,
What kinda love is this I've found baby?

{Erik - Slide Solo}

Ooh ooh ooh, it must be a dream!
Ooh ooh ooh, the love zone I'm in.

Oooh baby, let me come in,
Oooh baby, let me come in.

I feel my whole world turning 'round baby,
What kinda love is this I've found baby?

Ooh ooh ooh, it must be a dream!
Ooh ooh ooh, the love zone I'm in.

Ooh ooh ooh, it must be a dream!
Ooh ooh ooh, the love zone I'm in. Yeah!

{Erik - Slide Solo to end}




Delayed Reaction
(6:12)
Dave Peverett - Riff Bros. Music - ASCAP



After all is said and done, it wasn't hard to be the lonely one.
Sad, but not a tear was shed, you agreed with every word I said.
I had my new life started, I couldn't be downhearted,
Days rolled slowly by, finally you stayed out of my mind.

I filed your name under "Forgotten", and then somebody pushed the panic button.
Suddenly my nerves were shakin', I realized I could have been mistaken.
Then like they say like you're supposed ta', I'm ridin' on a roller coaster.
I found love too late, too bad she's not the waiting kind.

I never felt like this before, I had to use my imagination.
Love came to my door, too late for the invitation,
Delayed reaction, Reaction, Reaction - Delayed reaction, (Reaction, Reaction).

It's a mystery to me, I don't know why our love is history,
At the time I didn't know it, and it's so easy for a fool to blow it.
You can call me a fool now, I don't feel quite so cool now.
Guess I was out of time, love was waiting somewhere down the line.

I never felt like this before, I had to use my imagination.
Love came to my door, too late for the invitation,
Delayed reaction, Reaction, Reaction - Delayed reaction, (Reaction, Reaction).

My heart is growin' fonder - I don't mean Henry and I don't mean Jane.
I got the time to wonder, if it's too late to make her mine again.

{Erik - Solo}

I never felt like this before, I had to use my imagination.
Love came to my door, too late for the invitation,
Delayed reaction, Reaction, Reaction - Delayed reaction, (Reaction, Reaction)
Delayed reaction, Reaction, Reaction - Delayed reaction, (Reaction, Reaction)

{Erik - Solo}

Yea yea-ee-hey yeah - Yea yea-ee-hey yeah - whoa now no nah ha ha.
Never, No I never, said I never - I never felt like this before, no
I never felt like this before, I never felt like this before,
I never felt like this before, I never felt like this before...
Oh whoa oh oh oh, whoa oh oh oh.
I said delayed reaction, ay, I said delayed reaction, yeah.
I said delayed reaction, I'm talkin' bout delayed reaction.
Yea yea-ee-hey yeah - Yea yea-ee-hey yea
I never felt like this before, I never felt like this before,
I never felt like this before, I never felt like this before.
D-E-L-A-Y-E-D, delayed reaction - D-E-L-A-Y-E-D, delayed reaction,
yeah...
Oh, take me back to Brixton, man...




Second Childhood
(5:13)
Dave Peverett - Riff Bros. Music - ASCAP



Back in the schoolyard life wasn't so hard, but I couldn't wait to leave.
I left school at sixteen, tired of the routine, money is what I need.
I got into the job line, but there's no work for my kind,
No school tie and no degree, no chance for me.

I found some employment, but still no enjoyment, I worked in a factory.
I picked up my wages, fhe first time in ages, it don't seem enough to me.
The years go by in slow time, became a man in no time,
You came along, the time was right - turned on the light.

Gonna love my life away, I wish I could, (I wish I could)
Girl, you're leadin' me astray, I've been misunderstood (been misunderstood)
Oh oh, I'm in my second childhood, oh oh.

Back on the breadline, seemed like a long time, the waiting was all in vain.
I spent my vacation down at the station, waving to all the trains.
After this deep depression, I shoulda' learned my lesson
I found you in the nick of time, who'll buy the wine?

Gonna love my life away, I wish I could, (I wish I could)
Girl, you're leadin' me astray, I've been misunderstood (been misunderstood)
Oh oh, I'm in my second childhood, oh oh.

{Erik - Slide Solo}

It's hard to act my age now, I'm going through that stage now.
You make me feel good - you make me feel good.
Now I don't feel so grown up, 'cause everytime you phone up,
You make me feel good - you make me feel good.

(conversation)
{Instrumental}

Gonna love my life away, I wish I could, (I wish I could)
Girl, you're leadin' me astray, I've been misunderstood (been misunderstood)
Oh oh, I'm in my second childhood, Oh oh, I'm in my second childhood,
yea-ee-ya,
I'm in my second childhood, whoa oh.




Weekend Driver
(4:06)
Dave Peverett - Riff Bros. Music - ASCAP



Waitin' for the weekend, soon be comin' around.
Hangin' out with my best friend, I'm so glad I found.
My weekday emotions, gonna leave 'em behind,
When we get together, it's crazy time.

I'm talkin' 'bout my weekend driver, can't live without,
I'm talkin' 'bout my weekend driver, yeah.

Waitin' for the weekend, watch the clock on the wall,
Throw me in at the deep end, hear me when I call.
Workin' week survivor, she's so cool and refined,
But we get together, she's another kind.

I'm talkin' 'bout my weekend driver, can't live without,
I'm talkin' 'bout my weekend driver, yeah.

Don't matter how far we go, it's back to work on Monday,
The weekend's just another memory, yeah.

{Didgeridoo and Erik - Slide Solo}

I'm talkin' 'bout my weekend driver, can't live without,
I'm talkin' 'bout my weekend driver, yeah.

I'm talkin' 'bout my weekend driver,
Can't live without, yeah.
I'm talkin' 'bout my weekend driver, yeah.
Yea-ee-yeah
Oh yeah, yeah
Oh yeah, yea-ee-yeah




Sing About Love
(Live) - (3:35)
Nick Jameson - Sea of Keys Music - BMI



Oooh yeah!

Nothing like a rock and roll singer, feelin' good on a Saturday night,
I heard him say that he came to play, let the world know he's feelin' alright.

He said no time for the blues on the weekend,
They been beatin' on us all week long,
Forget the news in the paper, let's leave all that to later,
Lighten up with a rock and roll song.

We're gonna sing about love tonight,
Sing about love tonight,
It sounds so sweet and it feels alright,
Gonna sing about love tonight, oh yeah.

Now the guitar player's got the fever,
He's rippin' out one-twenty db.
He said I need someone help me have a little fun,
Sweet love to see about me,
Need a sweet love to see about me.

Gonna sing about love tonight,
Sing about love tonight.
It sounds so sweet and it feels alright,
Gonna sing about love tonight.

Gonna sing about love tonight,
Sing about love tonight.
Turn up the heat, baby turn out the light,
Gonna sing about love tonight, alright.

{Erik - Solo}

You got your pick of politics and religion,
Talkin' 'bout the wrong and the right,
But you don't care, get your hands up in the air,
Let's sing about love tonight.

Do you mind if we play a little louder?
Can you feel it right up in the back?
We gonna turn up to ten, gonna hit it again,
Let the world know we're feelin' alright.
Gonna sing about love tonight.

Sing about love tonight,
Sing about love tonight,
Well it sounds so sweet and it feels alright,
Gonna sing about love tonight.

We're gonna sing about love tonight,
Sing about love tonight,
Stomp your feet if it feel alright,
Gonna sing about love tonight.

It sounds so sweet and it feels alright,
Gonna sing about love tonight,
Sing about love tonight,
Sing about love tonight, yeah!
Whoo! Alright!


Lonesome Dave: Lead Vocals and Guitar
Roger Earl: Shakers
Craig MacGregor: Bass
Erik Cartwright: Lead Guitar

1981 - Bearsville Records Inc
Distributed by Warner Brothers Records Inc.
Produced by Nick Jameson
Girls To Chat & Boys To Bounce
Background Vocals: Dave, Nick and Erik
Engineered by Nick Jameson
Keyboards: Nick
Cover by Loentz
Mastered by Bob Ludwig
Management - Tony Outeda

* Live Version


Erik Cartwright, a versatile player who had previously recorded with Dan Hartman replaced Rod Price on lead guitar after the LP "Tight Shoes". Cartwright joined Foghat in time to appear on "Girls To Chat & Boys To Bounce" (1981), which was produced by Nick Jameson, also serving as bass player. A surprisingly credible effort in a Dave Edmunds/Elvis Costello vein, yet tracks like "Live Now - Pay Later" failed to win Foghat many new converts.



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