BLACKFOOT: VERTICAL SMILES

Blackfoot: Vertical Smiles
Released in 1984 Side A 1. MORNING DEW (Dobson/Rose) 5.24 2. LIVING IN THE LIMELIGHT (Cetera) 3.59 3. RIDE WITH YOU (Medlocke/Spires/Barth/Osborne) 3.30 4. GET IT ON (Medlocke/Spires/Hensley) 4.26 Side B 1. YOUNG GIRL (Medlocke/Spires/Walker) 4.22 2. SUMMER DAYS (Medlocke/Spires) 3.18 3. A LEGEND NEVER DIES (Johnson/Gendel/Maher) 3.01 4. HEARTBEAT AND HEELS (Medlocke/Spires) 3.15 5. IN FOR THE KILL (Hensley/Medlocke/Spires) 3.52
RICK MEDLOCKE - Lead Vocals, Guitars, Guitar Synthesizer JACKSON SPIRES - Drums, Backing Vocals KEN HENSLEY - Keyboards, Backing Vocals GREG T. WALKER - Bass, Backing Vocals SHERRI JARRELL - Extra Backing Vocals Produced by AL NALLY Engineer PAT SCHNEIDER Recorded at SUBTERRANEAN STUDIOS, Ann Arbor ADDITIONAL SONG: LIVING IN THE CITY (Medlocke/Spires/Hensley) Originally b-side of 'Morning Dew' single, included as a bonus track on 'King Biscuit Flower Hour' live album. SINGLES: Morning Dew 7inch
MORNING DEW Walk me out in the morning dew Walk me out in the morning dew today Can't walk you out in the morning dew My baby I can't walk you out In the morning dew today I thought I heard a young girl cry Like a baby I thought I heard a young girl cry today You didn't hear no young girl cry My baby You didn't hear no young girl cry today Thought I saw a flash in the sky This morning Thought I saw a flash in the sky Oh today The earth it trembles and The sky is no longer blue Now there is no more morning dew Now there is no more morning dew Now there is no more morning dew Now there is no more morning dew What they've been sayin' All these years has come true Now there is no more morning dew LIVIN' IN THE LIMELIGHT Everybody wanna be a star Livin' in the limelight A big house and a fancy car Livin' in the limelight Everybody's gonna know your name Should it be to reach ya Ask you for your autograph See your latest feature In the middle of a midnight dream Livin' in the limelight See yourself on the silver screen Livin' in the limelight Claim you'll keep them Down on the farm Never make them happy Claim you'll keep them close to home Everybody's leavin', headin' for Hollywood Everybody has a fantasy Livin' in the limelight A personality Livin' in the limelight Hypnotized in the roar of the crowd Never had a stage fright First one back for the curtain call Fall in love with a spotlight On the cover of a magazine Livin' in the limelight In your limousine Livin' in the limelight How you gonna keep them Down on the farm Never make 'em happy How you gonna keep 'em Close to home When everybody's leavin' Headin' for Hollywood Headin' for Hollywood Lookin' for something good Headin' for Hollywood RIDE WITH YOU I'm dyin' to get out of this town I'm never comin' back Gonna take you just as far as we can go No use in pretendin' We done all we can do Gonna live our dreams Just like a picture show I wanna ride, ride, ride with you I wanna ride, ride, ride with you I wanna keep on ridin' Till my dreams come true I wanna ride, ride, ride with you Well the road is never ending Like a line that's ever bendin' And the white lines on the road Can hypnotize I've been here forever And I know I'm going nowhere I wonder why it took so long to realize I wanna ride, ride, ride with you I wanna ride, ride, ride with you Gonna live like no tomorrow Beg steal or borrow We'll take everything we've never had Oh oh ride, ride, ride with you GET IT ON When they left me out Said they'd give me back my brain Said you'll be alright But you'll never be quite the same The human mind is sophisticated I think the treatment was Completely over-rated I'm mad but I'd do it all again You're runnin' round You don't know what to do Better leave your monkey Sittin' at the zoo Your dad don't like it But your mama do I've got something that is good for you Why don't we get it on Get it on and rock, get it on Get it on tonight and rock Man machine, take they keys And start it up Get it on, sit on it I'm looking for a loving cup Six foot three or five foot two Been so long, anything will do, I'm hot Let's don't waste a single drop I don't know if I can take it It's just a case of eccentricity Doesn't look that serious to me All these doctors and pretty nurses It's such a shame His mama used to be so proud Then turned his stereo up far too loud There's a red light in my mirror I know it's almost over Now, little men in white coats are gonna take me back somewhere I've enjoyed this little bit of freedom Don't kill the maniacs One day you'll need 'em, I'm mad They're gonna take me back again
YOUNG GIRL I've seen her in Cosmopolitan Seen her in Seventeen Don't you know she turned my head In all those magazines I hold her in my dreams at night As close as I can get Even though she's unreachable I just can't give up yet I know she's gonna be the end of me But I love you so, love you so Young girl, young girl Late at night she drives me mad When I pull down the shade Then reality hits me hard In the light of the day There's nothing more that I can do Nothin' left to say I tried and tried and wished so hard Still she's so far away I know she's gonna be the end of me But I need her so can't let go, no, no And I know she's got me blind And I can't see but I love ya so Love ya so Young girl, young girl, don't take me Love's lost and found, girl You're the one for you're my fantasy Just got to have you young girl Oh you know it's right for you and me tonight Just got to have you young girl SUMMER DAYS Summertime's here, everybody's happy Another Winter's come and gone Give me, some baby moons For my '55 Chevy Oh these crazy Summer days Well I stopped by the market, yes I did Had a peach or two well they taste So good I forgot where I was goin' Oh these crazy Summer days Don't you love these lazy Summer days Now up in the north they're sailin' Out in the west they're doin' fine Yes they are, oh in the south They're holdin' onto memories Of all these lazy Summer days Well I feel so good Think I'll keep singin' Of a time that's come and gone, yeah Don't you just wish this could last Forever, all these crazy Summer days Don't you love these lazy Summer days All these crazy Summer days Oh I love these lazy Summer days Don't you need these Crazy Summer days All these lazy Summer days A LEGEND NEVER DIES You know we could last forever Together till the end of time An everlasting love just like the story goes We'll make history you and I A legend never dies Tonight is the beginning Our once upon a time Like the stars we'll always light the sky Like the heavens you and I A legend never dies, a legend never dies Somethings were meant to live on and on That's how a legend survives A legend never dies Yeah we'll spread pur wings and fly Forever 'cause a legend knows no time And just like stars We'll always light the sky We'll make history you and I A legend never dies Somethings were meant to live on and on That's how a legend survives We'll live on and on Oh, a legend never dies We'll live on and on That's how a legend survives A legend never dies HEARTBEAT AND HEELS Sound of my bootheels against the street I'm on my way back to you across the city Hear the sound of my heartbeat Oh baby I hope that you do I'm through with the talkin' It's time I started walking to where you are I don't care how far I hope you're in your bed tonight I know it's far, I wish I had a car Our love is right but money's tight Heels against the sidewalk I sure don't need no bad talk from the street Heartbeat and heels, all night and day Heartbeat and heels, baby, heartbeat and heels Comin' back today to stay IN FOR THE KILL I've been standing on the edge A little too long Waiting for the door to be opened Hanging on the brink biding my time Wonderin' if the spell would be broken Seen a million words of wisdom lost In the wind heard the voices Of the desperate and the dreamers And I knew that any moment They'd be callin' my name To see if I was ready for the game So I'm movin' movin' in the for kill Got a date with a man Who says he'll watch me fall Gotta take this chance I'm movin' in for the kill This time I'm gonna have it all The title's in my pocket The ideas in my head I'm lookin' for a little inspiration It isn't just the money That gets me outta bed I've got to have a little motivation I ain't got no brand illusions I'm better than the rest There's a fire in my heart That makes me wanna be the best My finger's on the trigger Know what I wanna be And everything is ready As far as I can see Movin' in for the kill Movin' in for the kill Ah, I'm movin' in for the kill Movin' in for the kill Movin' in for the kill This time I'm gonna have it all I'm movin' in
LIVING IN THE CITY B-side of 'Morning Dew' single. On a cold and misty morning A bus pulled into town And a hungry little runaway Takes her first look around She came here with no money Just a pocket full of dreams And in her heart she wondered Were it all what it seemed Living in the city Living in the city This guy has no pity Living in the city She had visions of a good life Like she saw on TV And pretty soon she took it Or is it that she should never have been Trouble around every corner Sorrow in the street And all roads will lead to nowhere She sees that it ain't so sweet She's not the first And she won't be the last So many dreams are dying Here in the past Now no one can find her She's another nameless face Just another loser in this Bloody human race So if you're looking For the bright lights With everyone you ever cursed Do you remind look like heaven But it's hell, you could be lost Living in the city Living in the city Sometimes it ain't pretty Living in the city
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