Mr. Big American Beauty

Scars and bars and a no tell motel

Black and white cars, pulling over backseat bombshells

A jack knife operation, crying out loud

Walking in a deadman’s shoes then take the next train out

Step outside, get up off of your knees, American beauty

Step out of line, baby you got to say please, American beauty,

No place to run, get right back to where you started from

Standing in the shadows, it happened way to fast

Two desperadoes, fighting in the broken glass

Push comes to shove in a California minute

Blood on the tracks, You never look back, She ain’t dead yet

Step outside, get up off of your knees, American beauty

Get out of line, baby you got to say please, American beauty,

No place to run, get right back to where you started from

Scars and bars and a no tell motel

Black and white cars, pulling over backseat bombshells

A different education, dollar everyday

Give them all a happy ending, send them on their way

Step outside, get up off of your knees, American beauty

Get out of line, baby you got to say please, American beauty,

Get out of line, get up off of your knees, American beauty

No place to run, get right back to where you started from

Mr. Big 1992

Help me

Remember ’bout the time

And won’t you tell me

Anything you find

What did they write

In the history book

You know the story gets better

If you know how to look

I can’t believe that

That was really me

Won’t you tell me

Everything you see

What did I do

And what did I know

When I rocked this world

Twenty five years ago

Thought about a girl that I once knew

Put her in a song with some greens and blues

Wore somebody’s shirt that I didn’t choose

But the fans were screaming, so I couldn’t refuse

Record company said to us, thank you, man

Then they threw us right into the garbage can

But the good people listened, and they pulled us through

I was number 1

In 1992

Catch me

I’m climbing up the walls

Won’t you heal me

Taken too many falls

I got the scars

Putting in my time

Started up ’round

’89

It took me three years

To find my groove

It felt look pushing

On a stone that wouldn’t move

I’ve been moving way too fast

Just blowing past the people saying

It wouldn’t last

Thought about a girl that I once knew

Put her in a song with some greens and blues

Wore somebody’s shirt that I didn’t choose

But the fans were screaming, so I couldn’t refuse

Record company said to us, thank you, man

Then they threw us right into the garbage can

But the good people listened, and they pulled us through

I was number 1

In 1992

I went from sleeping on the floor

To being the one the kids adore

Right time, right place, the golden age

That spotlight hit me on the stage

Thought about a girl that I once knew

Put her in a song with some greens and blues

Wore somebody’s shirt that I didn’t choose

But the fans were screaming, so I couldn’t refuse

Record company said to us, thank you, man

Then they threw us right into the garbage can

But the good people listened, and they pulled us through

I was number 1

In 1992

1992

Mr. Big I’ve Learned My Lessons

Met a man at the station

He stopped me from throwing myself on the tracks

He said son, “It ain’t always a woman

that makes a man stab himself in the back”

Your wounds will heal,You gotta give it time

And all the hurt that you feel

Is just like mine

I’ve learned my lesson

Been down that road before

I’ve learned my lesson

And the message is you’ll never fly

‘Til you learn how to fall

It seemed to me there was a ring of truth

In what the old man said

jump back take a look at your life

You learn a lot about living when you’re on the edge

Your wounds will heal,you gotta give it time

And though your troubles may be real

it’s just a state of mind

I’ve learned my lesson

Been down that road before

I’ve learned my lesson

And the message is you’ll never fly

‘Til you learn how to fall

Your wounds will heal,you gotta give it time

And though your troubles may be real

It’s just a state of mind

I’ve learned my lesson

Been down that road before

I’ve learned my lesson

And the message is you’ll never fly

‘Til you learn how to fall

I’ve learned my lesson

And the message is you’ll never fly

‘Til you learn how to fall

I’ve learned my lesson before

Mr. Big Merciless

Shake the waist, you got to love that taste and

Smell the rain, what a shame to let her get away

Tie me down to the race-car tracks

Smack dab in the middle of lover’s lane

Zip the lipstick on like BBQ sauce

Painted lady, got to slip into something that’s comfortable

Hey.. you can look but you better not touch

Shut down the motors, pull back in the clutch

[Chorus:]

That strut is merciless

Oh, oh only one word to define it

Merciless oh, oh I can’t deny

That strut is merciless

Worth the weight in double trouble

Merciless oh, oh strut your stuff

What’s your pick-up line, I bet ya tell her she’s fine

If that don’t work, don’t you pack your suitcase up tonight

Don’t give up, here comes a big surprise

It’s more than enough to keep me satisfied

Crack the whip, baby, twist your hips

I do as I see fit, love to lick your lips a little bit

You can run, but you better not hide

There goes the dream into the lights

[Chorus]

[Bridge:]

The last thing I remember

After that hard slap in the face

I was lying there thinkin’

As she turned and walked away…Merciless

[Chorus: Out]

Mr. Big Seven Impossible Days

Sunday morning, out of my mind

Feel like it’s going to waste

25 years, 7 Impossible days

Monday morning, I’ll never find

Someone with strength to betray

25 Years, 7 impossible days

People are walking, leaving behind

Someone who wants them to stay

Everyone’s talking out of their minds

See that their gone

Afraid that their coming to stay

Friday morning, got through the grind

Find me a woman who lays

My head to bed in 7 impossible ways

People are walking, leaving behind

Someone who wants them to stay

Everyone’s talking out of their minds

See that their gone

Afraid that their coming to stay

Sunday morning, out of my mind

Fee like it’s going to waste

25 years, 7 impossible days

7 impossible days

7 impossible days

7 impossible days

Mr. Big Superfantastic

He runs around

Like it’s a monkey do situation

Reach sown into his soul

And get nothing at all

Ride the wave

In a bubble made of plastic

In a water color world that’s…

Superfantastic

Everything is beautiful

Nothing’s too tragic

In the heads

Of happy people

Bedtime stories,

Morning glories

Blue skies and

The perfect life

For you and me

Look into the eyes

Of the man and see

The main attraction

Living off the fat of the land

And standing tall

Mr. Feel Good craves satisfaction

Like an all day sucker….

Superfantastic

Everything is beautiful

Nothing’s too tragic

In the heads of happy people

Bedtime stories, morning glories

Blue skis and the perfect life

For you and me

White bread, black tie,

Big boys don’t cry

Lock your doors and multiply

Mr. Big A Rose Alone

When she cried,

Felt like her last tear for nothing

It’s her life a toss of the coin for everything

The girl began to see

That you don’t need just any man

And her pride is a kiss goodbye

On graduation day

She always said

She’d be happier alone

She always said she won’t be anybody’s

Second hand rose

She’s scared, but she dares

She is a rose alone

Daddy says, you can’t pay the rent

On a fairy tale

It’s her play she’d rather be free

Than be safe in jail

Make or break,

You do what you gotta do

‘Cause you can

Taste the wine, it’s bittersweet

But the bite still it gets you high

She always said

She’d be happier alone

She always said she won’t be

Anybody’s secondhand rose

She always said

She’d be happier alone

She’s scared, but she dares

To be a rose alone

Mr. Big Suffocation

I’m waitin’ for the someone, just beyond the pale, where everybody’s little

Thing is up for sale

An information bonfire, I’m twistin’ while I wait and now I’m temptin’ fate

24-7-365, Japandemonium is still alive

Praying like a sinner, croked with the blues,

Lost all there is to lose

[Chorus]

Can’t hear, can’t see, can’t touch too much temptation

Too high to breathe, to believe in my own liberation – I’m fightin’ suffocation

Suffocation

Traffic of the mind.

Fast forward and rewind, sometimes your clothes don’t seem to fit

Frown becomes a smile, a man becomes a child

The fan is gonna hit the shit

Heaven on earth will cost you what it’s worth, you’ll find it anywhere you dare

Spin the tale donkey, I wonder how you sleep

Jump up your fight for the air

[Chorus]

I’m hangin’ too much rope in shadows and the smoke

Turns blue up in the sky

Packin’ all my stuff, way too much is not enough, who’s got the

Most and then you die

Can’t hear, can’t see, can’t feel my frustration

Too high to breath, to believe in transformation

Can’t come, can’t go too slow, suffocation

Too high to breathe, to believe in my own liberation, there’s too much population

Stop the world, I’m jumpin’ off, I’m fightin’ suffocation

Suffocation

Mr. Big Dancin’ Right Into The Flame

All alone in the twilight

I’m a shadow in the room

Time is my companion

But it turned its back too soon

Imagination will take me anywhere I want to go

But with my ballerina

Both of us lost in a-

Love light from an old Roman candle

Midnight won’t be the same

When I close my eyes

We’re dancin’ right into the flame

The pciture is fading

Like a vision from my soul

Nothing left but a memory

In the silver afterglow

She may be gone, but not forgotten

Inside my heart, yeah-

But with my ballerina

Both of us lost in a-

Love light from an old Roman candle

Midnight won’t be the same

When I close my eyes

We’re dancin’ right into the flame

My mind seems to wander away

And play me like a fool

I wish it could be like the way it was

‘Cause life can be so cruel

But with my ballerina

I live in a dream of a-

Love light from an old Roman candle

Midnight won’t be the same

When I close my eyes

We’re dancin’ right into the flame

Love light from an old Roman candle

Midnight won’t be the same

When I close my eyes

We’re dancin’ right into the flame

Mr. Big Rock & Roll Over

When the honeymoon’s over

Where do we go from here

What do we do when we get there

Who’s at the other end

[B-Section:]

Yeah, one minute after midnight

When it’s all been said and done

Is that the way it is in real life

Time marches on

After the shock

[Chorus:]

We Rock and Roll over, over & then

Show your true colors

Put on a new face

Love is like a faucet

Turnin’ off and on

Rock and Roll over

Will the real you stand up

Same time next year

Life is full of chances

Is this the Lady or the Tiger

There’s never any answers

[B-Sections:]

Ooh, one minute after midnight

When it’s all been said and done

Is that the way it is in real life

Time marches

After the shock

[Chorus:]

[Solo]

[Bridge:]

Love and Hate is a fine, fine line

But if you’re the cure, now, baby, I’ll make the time

[B-Section:]

[Chorus out:]