Donnie Iris This Time It Must Be Love

When I was a little boy

Sat up on my Daddy’s knee

Said Dad there’s something buggin’ me

There’s a word I looked it up

The definition ain’t enough

What is the meaning of love?

He said when you don’t know what’s up or down

Your head is spinning all around

Your feet don’t seem to touch the ground

Yeah you won’t know from push or shove

Boy you feel the pounding of your heart

You know that you’re in love

I am torn apart

What’s this pounding in my heart

I can’t walk away

Feeling stronger everyday

I can’t sleep at night

I fear it might be tragic

I ain’t eating right

This time it might be magic

What’s come over me

Don’t think that I can stand it

It’s really got a hold on me

This time it must be love

Daddy told me about the bees

About the birdies in the trees

Love was still a mystery to me

Stand out in the pouring rain

Jump into a roaring flame

When you’re in love boy you don’t feel no pain

I am torn apart

Lord it’s tearing me apart

I can’t walk away

Gotta be a better way

I can’t sleep at night

I fear it might be tragic

I ain’t eating right

This time it might be magic

What’s come over me

Don’t think that I can stand it

It’s really got a hold on me

This time it must be love

Now I know the reason why

I don’t know when to laugh or cry

This time it must be love

I don’t know from black or white

I don’t know from day or night

This time it must be love

I am torn apart

What’s this pounding in my heart

I can’t walk away

Feeling stronger everyday

I can’t sleep at night

I fear it might be tragic

I ain’t eating right

This time it might be magic

What’s come over me

Don’t think that I can stand it

It’s really got a hold on me

This time it must be love

This time it must be

This time it must be love

This time it must be

This time it must be love

This time it must be

This time it must be love

Donnie Iris I’d Rather Go Blind

Than see you with another man

I’d rather go blind

Than see you with him

Lie in his bed and take him inside

I’d rather go blind

I’d rather go deaf

Than hear you call his name

When you make love to him

Hear you moan like you moan for me

I’d rather go deaf

Now I want you to be happy

So don’t think I’m unkind

But if it’s got to be with someone else

I’d rather go blind

I’d rather not speak

Than tell you a lie

Rather say nothing

Than compromise

Baby, I love you

I want you to be all mine

Anything less, I’d rather be blind

I want to possess you

I want you to be all mine

See you with another man

I’d rather go blind

Donnie Iris Rocque Fantastique

I work the line all day

Cha, cha, cha

Boss said “You gotta bill”

I said, “Yeah, yeah, yeah.”

But by noon I feel like bolting

Cause my tool’s so hot it’s smoking

And it isn’t even lunchtime yet

So I try to think of something

Close to nothing, but yet something

But it’s nothing and it don’t do the trick

Then 3:00 O’Clock comes

And it’s so thick

Wanna see my baby

Wanna rock fantastic

Rocque Fantastique

Yeah, rock fantastic

Rocque Fantastique

She really rocks and rolls with me

I gotta really sweet baby

She’s at home and she’s a lady

And she knows how to keep me there

She got a way that she moves, and there’s nothing I can do

Except give it to her everywhere

She’s hot and she’s mine and she really needs a stick

And her beautiful house is built like brick

So I work all day cause I need to getta fix

Gotta rock with her, wanna rock fantastic

Rocque Fantastique

Yeah, rock fantastic

Rocque Fantastique

Yeah, she rocks that thing for me

Gotta get up in the morning, you know it comes without warning

That whistle she’s gonna blow

Gotta rise it up, gotta getta it up

Baby, you know I gotta go

You’re hot and you’re mine and you really need a stick

And your beautiful house is built like brick

But I’m late for work, so let’s make it quick

You want to rock with me, better rock fantastic

Donnie Iris Daddy Don’t Live Here Anymore

Baby used to stay out every night

But not no more

Now me and baby always used to fight

But not anymore

Baby used to think it was alright

But not no more

Baby used to think I was a bore

She don’t think that no more

She just a wants a good man

Someone to understand her

But it’s too late cause

Daddy don’t live here anymore

(No no no more)

Daddy don’t live here anymore

(No no no more)

Daddy don’t live here anymore

No more

Now baby tries to call me all the time

And when she don’t get through she wonders

Friends ask if I might have changed my mind

But I just changed the number

They all say you’re not that kinda guy

To be hiding from her

Now all of them admit she was a tramp

But won’t you give her one more chance

She’s never gonna change

Nobody’s gonna rearrange her

But it’s too late cause

Daddy don’t live here anymore

(No no no more)

Daddy don’t live here anymore

(No no no more)

Daddy don’t live here anymore

No more

She’s just a wants a good man

Someone to understand her

But it’s too late cause

Daddy don’t live here anymore

(No no no more)

Daddy don’t live here anymore

(No no no more)

Daddy don’t live here anymore

[Repeat]

Donnie Iris You’re Only Dreaming

Watching you sleep

You’re wrestling with your memory again

I saw the blood rushing to your head

I saw a tiny tear drop streaming down your face

I heard the passion when you called his name

Oh Carry Sue like you do

How ya couldn’t now how you choose

I won’t be lonely

Oh I couldn’t stand the pain

I’ve got my pride

I’m a man inside

I won’t roll up and die

You’re only dreaming

And it’s something you should hide

Deep down inside

He’s in your mind

It gets you when your tired

He’s in your heart

He’s in your eyes

And he knows

You never ever could say no

In time you learned to love the way

I look at you

But something in my heart

Tells me that’s not true… No

Oh Carry Sue like you do

How ya couldn’t now how you choose

I won’t be lonely

Oh I couldn’t stand the pain

I’ve got my pride

I’m a man inside

I won’t fold up and die

You’re only dreaming

And it’s something you should hide

Deep down inside

I’m only dreaming

You’re only dreaming

And it’s something you should hide

You’re only dreaming

You’re only dreaming

And it’s something you should hide

Donnie Iris Too Young To Love

I remember misery

My heart ripped in two

And love’s pain

I remember passion

So much happiness

That I became afraid

I remember I had a dream

I’d make it one day

And nothing could ever

Stand in my way

I remember confusion

Awkward illusions

A teenage boy

I remember choosing

And not really feeling

Like I had a choice

Damn young love

From the start

Cause when you grow

You grow apart

And to prove it

I still have the scar

Aww I wear it like a badge on my heart

I was over my head

Yeah Yeah Yeah

(Too young to love)

Too young to love

Too young to lie

(Old enough to bleed)

Too young to feel

(Old enough to feel)

(We were too young to love)

Too young we did the honest thing

(Old enough to flee)

(Old enough to feel the need)

We tore it all apart

We cut our hearts and watched them bleed

The dreams of the life

Prayer for the soul

A person’s got to follow through

Otherwise they get you when you’re old

And sometimes they can swallow you

We learned and loved so carefully

Accepting mediocrity

Learned that love don’t set us free

We’re over our heads

Too bad we never had the chance

We were

(Too young to love)

Too young to love

Too young to lie

(Old enough to bleed)

Too young to realize

(Old enough to feel)

(We were too young to love)

Too young we did the honest thing

(Old enough to flee)

(Old enough to feel the need)

We tore it all apart

We cut our hearts and watched them bleed

We were over our heads

Yeah oh but ya know

We were

(Too young to love)

Too young to

(Old enough to bleed)

We’re old enough to bleed

(Old enough to feel)

(We were too young to love)

Yeah

(Old enough to flee)

(Old enough to feel the need)

We cut our hearts and watched them bleed

Donnie Iris Ridin’ Thunder

Feel the wind blow

On my way to Bobby Joe’s

I got the wind at my back

I got my Daddy’s Cadillac

I’m going down to The Flats

I’m gonna mingle with the river rats

Ridin’ thunder

Ridin’ thunder

I’ll be ridin’ thunder.. tonight

Ridin’ thunder

Ridin’ thunder

I’ll be ridin’ thunder.. tonight

Waiting for a train

I been waiting on a friend

I been waiting for this evening

C’mon c’mon now Mary Ann

Cause today I was a wide eyed boy

But tomorrow I’ll be a man

Ridin’ thunder

Ridin’ thunder

I’ll be ridin’ thunder.. tonight

Ridin’ thunder

Ridin’ thunder

I’ll be ridin’ thunder.. tonight

Rivers rising with the sun and the heat

Bobby Joe is sleeping

Crashed in the backseat

Now I just sat and thought for awhile

The river runs for miles

And I smiled

Ridin’ thunder

Ridin’ thunder

I was ridin’ thunder… last night

Ridin’ thunder

Ridin’ thunder

We were ridin’ thunder… that’s right

Donnie Iris Together Alone

Because of our ties

We can’t show each other how we feel tonight

So we’ll go home

We’ll each pour a glass of white

And we’ll face the night

Together alone

Together alone

All we can be is

Together alone

Together alone

Together alone

We’ll face the night

Together alone

There’s a bright star out tonight

And I hope you see it too

From your bedroom window

If you do, look upon it and think of me

And I will think of you

And we’ll drift off to sleep, baby

Together alone

Girl, do you believe in destiny?

I do believe that we’re meant to be together

Oh girl, don’t you see

That we will never be

Take a good look at me, baby

And these chains holding me

Together alone

We’ll get through the night

We’ll each pour a glass of white

And try to face the night

Together alone

Donnie Iris Sweet Merilee

She comes on like daylight softly creeping

Sneaking through the glass

When I taste her lips

I know the night time ain’t for sleeping

Cause morning comes too fast with Merilee

Sweet Merilee

Merilee please don’t go

Merilee please don’t go

I need you so

You’ve got to know

I’ll never let you go

Merilee

Laying on her side

The clouds desert the sky

Washing her with moonlight

In a Cinderella sleep

The twilight kissed her eyes

Dream a little dream of me tonight Merilee

Sweet Merilee

Merilee please don’t go

Merilee please don’t go

I need you so

You’ve got to know

I’ll never let you go

Merilee

Donnie Iris Injured In The Game Of Love

All right… yeah!

Did you ever come up lame

When you played the game of love

My baby she likes to hurt me

It’s worse than broken bones

Worse than open wounds

My baby she likes playing dirty

She kicked me when I was down

Now I can’t get up

Looks like I’m gonna need a stretcher again boys

Cause she broke my heart

She bust my soul

I’ve been injured in the game of love

But I like girls and rock n’ roll

I’ve been injured in the game of love

I know you put your guard down

Before the gun sounds

C’mon babe I wanna score tonight

Because the game was fun

Now it’s 4th and 1

C’mon baby don’t say no tonight

Cause when the night is through

I am still be wanting you

And I gotta walk all the way home tonight

Cause she broke my heart

She bust my soul

I’ve been injured in the game of love

But I like girls and rock n’ roll

I’ve been injured in the game of love