Christopher Cross Album

Artist(s): Christopher Cross

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Tracklist

Say You’ll Be Mine

length: 2:57
producer: Michael Omartian
piano: Michael Omartian
lead vocals: Christopher Cross
mixer: Chet Himes
engineer: Chet Himes
electric guitar: Christopher Cross
arranger: Rob Meurer, Michael Omartian and Christopher Cross
background vocals: Christopher Cross and Nicolette Larson
acoustic guitar: Christopher Cross
percussion: Lenny Castro
drums (drum set): Tommy Taylor
bass guitar: Andy Salmon
assistant engineer: Stuart Gitlin
solo guitar: Jay Graydon
composer: Christopher Cross
lyricist: Christopher Cross

Say you'll be mine
Say you'll be mine until the sun shines
Say you'll be mine
And bring me the dream of a lifetime

I just can't hide the truth no more
I've got to get my feet back down on the floor
I love you so
I need you so
I just don't think I can let you go

Say you'll be mine
Say you'll be mine until the sun shines
Say you'll be mine
And bring me the dream of a lifetime

Well, it's you that keeps me feeling this way
I don't think I can take it even one more day
It don't seem right
That I should be alone tonight

Say you'll be mine
Say you'll be mine until the sun shines
Say you'll be mine
And bring me the dream of a lifetime

I just can't hide the truth no more
I've got to get my feet back down on the floor
I love you so
I need you so
I just don't think I can let you go

Say you'll be mine
Say you'll be mine until the sun shines
Say you'll be mine
And bring me the dream of a lifetime

I Really Don’t Know Anymore

length: 3:54
producer: Michael Omartian
piano: Michael Omartian
lead vocals: Christopher Cross
mixer: Chet Himes
engineer: Chet Himes
arranger: Christopher Cross, Rob Meurer and Michael Omartian
background vocals: Michael McDonald
acoustic guitar: Christopher Cross
percussion: Lenny Castro
synthesizer: Rob Meurer
drums (drum set): Tommy Taylor
bass guitar: Andy Salmon
assistant engineer: Stuart Gitlin
solo guitar: Larry Carlton
composer: Christopher Cross
lyricist: Christopher Cross
What do you think about love
Is it a game to be played
To be torn and lost in the wilderness
To be lost
And lonely after all

What do you think about love
Is it a way to be saved
To feel the warmth of another love
To be lost
And lonely after all

I really don't know anymore
I really can't say
I really don't anymore
I'm just that way

What do you think about love
Is it a game to be played
To keep your heart and have never
loved
To be lost
And lonely after all
What do you think about love
Is it a way to be saved
To give up your heart to another love
To be lost
And lonely after all

Spinning

length: 4:07
producer: Michael Omartian
piano: Michael Omartian
lead vocals: Christopher Cross
vocal: Valerie Carter
mixer: Chet Himes
engineer: Chet Himes
arranger: Rob Meurer, Christopher Cross and Michael Omartian
percussion: Victor Feldman
synthesizer: Rob Meurer
flugelhorn: Chuck Findley
drums (drum set): Tommy Taylor
bass guitar: Andy Salmon
electric piano: Rob Meurer
assistant engineer: Stuart Gitlin
vibraphone: Victor Feldman
celesta: Rob Meurer
composer: Christopher Cross
lyricist: Christopher Cross
Ooh wee
Got me spinning
Got me spinning 'round
Like I think I'm winning
It may take me a long long time
But I'm gonna find you out
It may take me a long long time
But I'm gonna find you out
Ooh wee
It's only the beginning
You got me spinning 'round
Like I think I'm winning

Never Be the Same

length: 4:47
producer: Michael Omartian
piano: Michael Omartian
lead vocals: Christopher Cross
mixer: Chet Himes
engineer: Chet Himes
electric guitar: Christopher Cross
arranger: Michael Omartian, Christopher Cross and Rob Meurer
background vocals: Myrna Matthews, Marti McCall and Stormie Omartian
acoustic guitar: Christopher Cross
percussion: Lenny Castro
synthesizer: Rob Meurer
drums (drum set): Tommy Taylor
bass guitar: Andy Salmon
electric piano: Rob Meurer
assistant engineer: Stuart Gitlin
solo guitar: Jay Graydon
vibraphone: Victor Feldman
composer: Christopher Cross
lyricist: Christopher Cross
It was good for me
It was good for you
Now nothing either of us can say or do
Can change the way you feel tonight
Sometimes love just slips out of sight

Just one thing before you go
Just one thing that you've got to know
No one will ever touch me that way
The way that you did that very first day

Chorus:
And I'll never be the same without you here
I'll live alone and hide myself behind my tears
And I'll never be the same without your love
I'll live alone and try so hard to rise above

The years go by
There's always someone new
To try and help me forget about you
Time and again, it does me no good
Love never feels the way that it should

I loved you then, I guess I'll love you forever
And even though I know we could never stay together
I'll think of how it could have been
If we could just start all over again

Chorus

It was good for me
It was good for you
Now nothing either of us can say or do
Can change the way you feel today
Sometimes love just slips away

Just one thing before you go
Just one thing that you've got to know
No one will ever touch me that way
The way that you did that very first day

Chorus

Repeat Chorus and fade

Poor Shirley

length: 4:25
producer: Michael Omartian
piano: Rob Meurer
lead vocals: Christopher Cross
mixer: Chet Himes
engineer: Chet Himes
arranger: Christopher Cross, Rob Meurer and Michael Omartian
background vocals: Christopher Cross
organ: Rob Meurer
percussion: Lenny Castro
drums (drum set): Tommy Taylor
bass guitar: Andy Salmon
assistant engineer: Stuart Gitlin
solo guitar: Christopher Cross
composer: Christopher Cross
lyricist: Christopher Cross
Poor Shirley
She must hide her tears
For nobody wants to see them
Surely it will break her heart
Time passes as she waits for a friend

We'll take all the doubtful ones
in the fight
And make them hold off 'til
the spring
Take hold of their hallowed souls
And save them from pain
All of the pain
Save ourselves from all of the pain

Dearly held are the friends
Left in the years and lost in the war
Dearly held are the loves
Save for the ones you lose on
your own
Stars will light up the lonely nights
Harbor lights
Making us believe in the love
So struck by the hope of
the harmony
Leaving the sorrow
Gently

Poor Shirley
She must hide her tears
For nobody wants to see them
Surely she will win a heart
Time passes as she waits for
the wind

Ride Like the Wind

length: 4:32
producer: Michael Omartian
piano: Michael Omartian
lead vocals: Christopher Cross
mixer: Chet Himes
engineer: Chet Himes
electric guitar: Christopher Cross
arranger: Christopher Cross, Michael Omartian and Rob Meurer
background vocals: Michael McDonald and Christopher Cross
acoustic guitar: Christopher Cross
percussion: Lenny Castro
synthesizer: Rob Meurer
drums (drum set): Tommy Taylor
bass guitar: Andy Salmon
electric piano: Michael Omartian
assistant engineer: Stuart Gitlin
solo guitar: Christopher Cross
composer: Christopher Cross
lyricist: Christopher Cross
It is the night
My body's weak
I'm on the run
No time for sleep
I've got to ride
Ride like the wind
To be free again

And I've got such a long way to go
To make it to the border of Mexico
So I'll ride like the wind
Ride like the wind

I was born the son of a lawless man
Always spoke my mind with a gun
in my hand
Lived nine lives
Gunned down ten
Gonna ride like the wind

Accused and tried and told to hang
I was nowhere in sight when the
Church bells rang
Never was the kind to do as I
was told
Gonna ride like the wind before I
get old

The Light Is On

length: 4:12
producer: Michael Omartian
piano: Michael Omartian
lead vocals: Christopher Cross
mixer: Chet Himes
engineer: Chet Himes
electric guitar: Christopher Cross
arranger: Christopher Cross, Michael Omartian and Rob Meurer
background vocals: Don Henley, J.D. Souther and Christopher Cross
acoustic guitar: Christopher Cross
percussion: Lenny Castro and Victor Feldman
synthesizer: Rob Meurer
drums (drum set): Tommy Taylor
bass guitar: Andy Salmon
electric piano: Rob Meurer
assistant engineer: Stuart Gitlin
solo guitar: Larry Carlton
composer: Christopher Cross
lyricist: Christopher Cross
Is it yours
Is it mine
I was never the kind who could
Draw the line
Are you free
Unforgiven
Is the kind of world you could
Live in

It's alright
The light is on
The darkness has run to hide
It's alright
The light is on
But the darkness is just outside
Outside your window

Beating down
Making the sound of the rain
Drive you crazy
Make you lazy
You know it's only the rain!

Repeat: It's alright
The light is on

Sailing

length: 4:17
producer: Michael Omartian
piano: Michael Omartian
lead vocals: Christopher Cross
mixer: Chet Himes
engineer: Chet Himes
electric guitar: Christopher Cross
arranger: Christopher Cross, Rob Meurer and Michael Omartian
background vocals: Christopher Cross
acoustic guitar: Christopher Cross
percussion: Victor Feldman
synthesizer: Rob Meurer
drums (drum set): Tommy Taylor
bass guitar: Andy Salmon
electric piano: Rob Meurer
assistant engineer: Stuart Gitlin
composer: Christopher Cross
lyricist: Christopher Cross
Well, it's not far down to paradise, at least it's not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility
Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see.
Believe me.

It's not far to never-never land, no reason to pretend
And if the wind is right you can find the joy of innocence again
Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see.
Believe me.

[Chorus]
Sailing takes me away to where I've always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

Fantasy, it gets the best of me
When I'm sailing
All caught up in the reverie, every word is a symphony
Won't you believe me?

[Chorus]

Well it's not far back to sanity, at least it's not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away and find serenity
Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see.
Believe me.

[Chorus]

Minstrel Gigolo

length: 5:56
producer: Michael Omartian
piano: Rob Meurer
lead vocals: Christopher Cross
mixer: Chet Himes
engineer: Chet Himes
arranger: Rob Meurer, Christopher Cross and Michael Omartian
background vocals: Michael Omartian
acoustic guitar: Christopher Cross
percussion: Lenny Castro
saxophone: Tomás Ramírez
synthesizer: Michael Omartian
drums (drum set): Tommy Taylor
bass guitar: Andy Salmon
assistant engineer: Stuart Gitlin
solo guitar: Eric Johnson
composer: Christopher Cross
lyricist: Christopher Cross
You're the minstrel gigolo
Don't you know
You sing your songs of love so soft
And low
And they want you more and more

All the young and lonely girls wait
For you
There by the backstage door
And they're hoping to
Be the one

And when you start to sing
You will be their everything
And when you start to sing
Every woman will open up her heart
And let you in