Montrose Paper Money

I play the game of a rich boy,

I buy everything I can.

My bankroll is a foot thick,

I’m a wealthy man.

A million dollar reserve note is right there in my hand

And I can’t stand to think…it’s all that I’ve got.

Take away all my silver

Take away all my gold

And hand me a stack of paper

Paper money don’t hold. Paper money don’t hold.

Well, you act as though you don’t remember

The way it all used to be.

Now one man, he locks up the money

Another man holds the key.

My car cost me fifteen grand,

Some say I got a deal.

Melt it down, I’ve got a thousand pounds of junk

And ten dollars worth of steel.

Montrose Rock The Nation

All right!

Come on, now!

Ooh, yeah!

Got it in me, I’ve got it in me,

Ain’t gonna quit until it all comes out.

Gonna do it, ain’t nothin’ to it

Just shake my hips, throw my head back and shout…

Been a long education

But my homework is done.

I’m gonna rock the nation

Just-a wanna have fun, yeah!

Gonna shake it and I ain’t gonna break it

I’m gonna show you what it’s all about.

Got it in me, got it in me now,

Ain’t gonna quit ’till it all comes out.

Been a long education

But my homework is done.

I’m about to rock the nation

Just a-wanna have fun

Fun

Oh, yeah!

Have some fun!

All across the nation

Gonna run all across the nation

Come on!

Rock the nation

Got it in me, oww..

Don’t wanna quit until it all comes out

Gonna shake it, ain’t gonna break it

I’m gonna show you what it’s all about.

Been a long education

But my homework is done.

I’m about to rock the nation

Rock the nation

Rock the nation

Rock the

Rock the

Rock the

Rock

Nation

Yeah!

Montrose I Don’t Want It

I gave love a chance and it shit back in my face.

And I just quit my job makin’ toothpicks out of logs.

You know it’s gettin’ thin when your friends turn you in.

Better sock away your bread, there’s worse times ahead.

I don’t want it, not today, no no.

I don’t need it, so take it away, yeah!

Flower make me sneeze and prayin’ hurts my knees.

Funerals make me cry and I don’t wanna die.

Gettin’ high’s a gas, but stayin’ high, I’ll pass.

Goin’ to school’s alright but teachers are uptight.

Montrose Good Rockin’ Tonight

Have you heard the news? There’s good rockin’ tonight.

I said have you heard the news? There’s good rockin’ tonight.

I’m gonna squeeze you baby just as tight as I can

Tonight you’re gonna know I’m a mighty, mighty man.

Have you heard the news? There’s good rockin’ tonight.

I’m gonna meet you in the alley out behind the barn

Don’t be afraid, I’ll do you no harm.

Bring along your tap dancin’ shoes,

Tonight I’m gonna rock away all your blues.

Have you heard the news? There’s good rockin’ tonight.

Let down your hair, let’s have some fun

Not just a few, but everyone!

Clap your hands and stomp your feet,

Get your self up off your seat!

Have you heard the news? There’s good rockin’ tonight.

Montrose Twenty Flight Rock

Oh I get a girl with a record machine

When it comes to rockin she’s the queen

We go to dance on saturday night

I’m all alone and I hold her tight

But she live on the twentieth floor in town

The elevator’s broken down

So I walk one, two flight, three flight four

Five, six, seven flight, eight flight more

Up on the twelfth I’m starting to sag

Fifteenth floor I’m ready to drag

Get to the top, I’m too tired to rock

Well she called me up on the telephone

Said “come on over, baby, I’m all alone”

I said “baby, you’re mighty sweet

But I’m in bed with the achin’ feet”

This went on for a couple of days

But I could not stay away

So I walk one, two flight, three flight four

Five, six, seven flight, eight flight more

Up on the twelfth I’m starting to sag

Fifteenth floor I’m ready to drag

Get to the top, I’m too tired to rock

Yeah, we sent to chicago for repairs

Till it’s a-fixed I’m using the stairs

I love you, baby, wanna see your face

I love you baby, too much to wait

All this climbing is gettin me down

They’ll find my cold feet over the rail

So I walk one, two flight, three flight four

Five, six, seven flight, eight flight more

Up on the twelfth I’m starting to sag

Fifteenth floor I’m ready to drag

Get to the top, I’m too tired to rock

Montrose Space Station #5

Start, with the sun

And move on out

The future’s in the skies above

The heavens unfold

And a new star is born

Space and time makin’ love

[Chorus:]

Oh what a time we had

Living on the ground

I’ve moved to station #5

See you next time around,

Next time around

As far you want, as close as you need

It’s all in the mind, you know

This old world hasn’t really seen it’s day

It’s here, time to go

[Chorus]

Remember when it was so clear

We were young, but the memory still remains

To pick fruit from a tree

Fish from the seas

Now nothing’s left here, but the stains

Well I can’t cry no more

Can only be glad

There’s other places we can be

If the time suits you right

I’m leaving tonight

Come fly away

With me!

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Oh, yeah

Start, with the sun

And move on out

The future’s in the skies above

The heavens unfold

A new star is born

Space and time makin’ love

[Chorus]

Montrose Spaceage Sacrifice

He was a good man, he meant no harm.

A victim of life, possessor of charm.

In a time when no man

Could just do alright and get by.

To make way for the new the old had to die

The old had to die – it was crazy.

They needed a change – no man would try.

He did understand, but he didn’t know why, no.

So he left himself in the hands of the power

And locked up his questions in the people’s tower

The people’s tower. He was crazy.

Don’t think twice – spaceage sacrifice

Well, let’s go back when it all was starting

A man on the moon and people were starving.

Everyone knew, but most didn’t care.

Well, everyone thought they were going somewhere

They were going somewhere

There was nowhere, it was nowhere!

Don’t think twice – spaceage sacrifice

It was a spaceage sacrifice.

Montrose All I Need

When I’m on the move,

And I’m looking for something going on.

Well there’s one thing waiting for me,

to get me through.

All I need to do,

is to count on you yeah!

Babe when you call me in,

feel the warmth down deep in my skin.

But my tracks on the road and I found my soul.

And its taken hold,

It’s the life that I made,

maybe my one mistake, yeah!

Oh oh oooh baby,

All I need is your lovin.

Oh oh oooh baby,

All I need is lovin comin from you.

In the time it takes to begin

the days I’ve had with you have been spent.

And I make my way alone again.

I must learn to bend.

And if I make the end,

Our broken ties will mend, yeah!

Oh oh oooh baby,

All I need is your lovin.

Oh oh oooh baby,

All I need is lovin comin from you.

From you oo!

comin from you oo!

From you oo!

Montrose Rock Candy

Lord! Oh, yeah.

When you need a friend through thick and thin

Don’t look to those above you.

When you’re down and out, ain’t no doubt

Nobody wants you.

But you’re rock candy baby

Hard, sweet and sticky.

Rock candy baby

Hard, sweet and sticky.

When you’re seventeen reachin’ for your dreams

Don’t let no one reach it for you.

Pull up your pants,

Stretch out take a chance.

If it can be done, you can do it.

Montrose Rich Man

All the silver’s been polished, the linen’s white as snow

I’m hidin’ in the library, no one ever goes.

And I’m thinkin’ ’bout the worth, of this

Big ‘ol house around me, you know I

Feel so ashamed and poor, because the

Spirit hasn’t found me…if I could

Lend someone a hand, I’d be a Rich Man…I could

Hang out in the drawing room, and

Walk the length of the yard

But livin’ in this house all winter, some

Times it’s a little hard, ’cause I’m

Feelin’ very human, with the heart that can only mend, but it’s the

Worst part of emptiness, I ever felt

If I could lend someone a hand, I’d be a Rich Man…if I could

Help someone to stand, I’d be a Rich Man…but I could

Try to weave the words of a song together…

Awwww-ah ah, a Rich Man

Things they happen to me, all the

Things that I’m goin’ through

Makin’ me stop and wonder, if it’s

Happening to you… and there

Really ain’t no reason, to sit

All alone and cry! So

Go on!…give it another try…If I could

Lend someone a hand, I’d be a

Rich Man…if I could help someone to stand, I’d be a

Rich Man…and I could

Try to weave the words of a song together…

Awwww-ah ah, a Rich Man