Pat Benatar - Lift 'em on Up Lyrics

Pat Benatar Wide Awake in Dreamland cover art
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Lately I been wastin' this hard, hard life
Seems like nothin' ever turns out right
The day's too short, the nights too long
Meet you in the middle if it turns out wrong

Johnny got a job but it ain't no good
Nickels and dimes you know he never could
Seem to make it clean, I'm tellin' you
When the devil got your soul
There ain't much you can do

Now he prays for a light in the dark
To Lift `Em On Up (Lift `Em On Up)
An' he swears with his hand on his heart
To Lift `Em On Up (Lift `Em On Up)
You can tear the night down
And turn it inside out

Johnny looks around but all he sees
Is a tired old city livin' on its knees
Blue jean faces, fadin' fast
Backs are breaking but the hard times last

Now he prays for a light in the dark
To Lift `Em On Up (Lift `Em On Up)
An' he swears with his hand on his heart
To Lift `Em On Up (Lift `Em On Up)
You can tear the night down
And turn it inside out
You can tear the night down

Yesterdays... Johnny (Johnny, Johnny)
Johnny and me used to have a dream
If ya ran real fast, it'd set you free
So we kept on running, but our legs got tired
And the dream just kinda faded when the spirit died - Hey

To Lift `Em On Up, Lift `Em On Up
Now he prays for a light in the dark
To Lift `Em On Up (Lift `Em On Up)
An' he swears with his hand on his heart
To Lift `Em On Up (Lift `Em On Up)
You can tear the night down, you can tear the night down
You can tear the night down and turn it inside out

To Lift `Em On Up, Lift `Em On Up, Lift `Em On Up, Lift `Em On Up
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 All Fired Up
  • 2 One Love (Song of the Lion)
  • 3 Let's Stay Together
  • 4 Don't Walk Away
  • 5 Too Long a Soldier
  • 6 Cool Zero
  • 7 Cerebral Man
  • 8 Lift 'em on Up
  • 9 Suffer the Little Children
  • 10 Wide Awake in Dreamland


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Myron Grombacher, Neil Giraldo, Pat Giraldo
    album: Track 8 in album Wide Awake in Dreamland
    release date: 1988-6
    popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Pop
    styles: Pop Rock/Synth-pop/Ballad/Classic Rock/Hard Rock
    Album Information
    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 044114162810
    script: Latin