For the Working Class Man Album

Artist(s): Jimmy Barnes

Cover Art

Jimmy Barnes For the Working Class Man Cover Art

Tracklist

I’d Die to Be With You Tonight

producer: Gary Gersh and Chas Sandford
lead vocals: Jimmy Barnes
background vocals: Kim Carnes
guitar: Chas Sandford, Waddy Wachtel and Mal Eastick
keyboard: William D. “Smitty” Smith
percussion: Arno Lucas
drums (drum set): Tony Braunagel
bass guitar: Kenny Gradney
composer: Chas Sandford
lyricist: Chas Sandford

Working hard to make a living
Bringing shelter from the rain
A fathers son left to carry on
Blue denim in his vein
Oh oh oh he's a working class man

Well he's a steel town disciple
He's a legend of his kind
He's running like a cyclone
Across the wild mid western sky
Oh oh oh he's a working class man

He believes in god and Elvis
He gets out when he can
He did his time in Vietnam
Still mad at Uncle Sam
He's a simple man
With a heart of gold
And a complicated life
Oh he's a working class man

Well he loves a little woman
Someday he'll make his wife
Saving all the overtime
For the one love of his life
He ain't worried about tomorrow
Cause he just made up his mind
Life's too short for burning bridges
Take it one day at a time
Oh oh oh he's a working class man
Oh oh oh he's a working class man
Oh yeah
Yes he is
Well he's a working class man
Oh
Ma ma, I tell you he's a working class man

Working class
Working class man

Yes he is

Working class
Working class man

I want to tell you he's a working class man

Working class
Working class man

Ma ma ma

Working class
Working class man

I got to tell you he's a working class man

Working class
Working class man

Working class
Working class man

I tell you he's a working class man

Working class
Working class man

Working class
Working class man

I tell you he's a working class man

Ride the Night Away

length: 4:24
lead vocals: Jimmy Barnes
mixer: Jonathan Cain and Jim Gaines
background vocals: Maxine Waters and Julia Waters
guitar: Billy Burnette, Johnny Lee and Charlie Sexton
keyboard: Bill Payne
percussion: Sam Clayton
drums (drum set): Mick Fleetwood
bass guitar: Kenny Gradney
writer: Steve Jordon, Steven Van Zandt
I I got somethin' baby on my mind
It's tearin' me up inside
And I got to let loose tonight baby now

I know you, can see what I'm goin through
Everybody telling me what to do,
Well I need somebody to talk to

Well I'm different I can feel the changes
But I can't turn back the pages
And our hearts are all we have to save us
Come on save me tonight

We're gonna ride the night away
Yeah babe we're gonna ride the night away
Well there ain't no time left to borrow
I guess I'll have to think about it tomorrow
We're gonna ride, ride the night away, yeah baby.

I, got a gun pointed at my head
I put it there by myself
I can't ask ya but I need some help, baby now

Let me tell ya hunny
I got a fire burnin' in my soul
Well I'm dangerous and out of control
And tonight I got to let it go.

I can't look back baby I've tried
It's too late for me to compromise
Well I need somebody by my side
Come on save me tonight.

We're gonna ride the night away
Yeah babe we're gonna ride the night away
Well there aint no time left to borrow
I guess I'll have to think about it tomorrow
We're gonna ride, ride the night away.

I can't look back baby I tried
It's too late for me to compromise
Well I need somebody by my side
Come on save me tonight

We're gonna ride the night away
Yeah babe we're gonna ride the night away
Well there ain't no time left to borrow
I guess I'll have to think about it tomorrow
We're gonna ride, ride the night away.

American Heartbeat

length: 4:08
producer: Jonathan Cain
lead vocals: Jimmy Barnes
mixer: Jim Gaines and Jonathan Cain
background vocals: Jonathan Cain, Jimmy Barnes and Dave Amato
guitar: Dave Amato
keyboard: Jonathan Cain
drums (drum set): Tony Brock
bass guitar: Randy Jackson
composer: Jonathan Cain
lyricist: Jonathan Cain
Young restless in the heart land
Undecided trying hard to understand
Bold rebels faded glory mighty dollar
It could make 'em mad
And all the home town rallied
On everything worth trying
And when we fell the lightning
And still the thunder
Never give in

The sainest eyes keep from burning
And on the fire take on the heat
We multiply sweet home and hearted
Change with the times
American heartbeat
American heartbeat

Modern music making headline
It set the fashion
For everyone to see
In and out of troubled waters
Smooth talkers (try to sisle man a key)[?]
And all the home town rallys
On every beat werth trying
And when we fell the lightning
And still the thunder
Never give in

The sainest eyes keep from burning
And on the fire take on the heat
We multiply sweet home and hearted
Change with the times
American heartbeat
American heartbeat
Yes it is
American heartbeat

And every generation
They feel the new sensation
All day long
Were they find that hunger
Keep on chasing thunder
Never give in

The sainest eyes keep from burning
And on the fire take on the heat
We wont be long sweet home and hearted
Change with the times

American heartbeat
American heartbeat
It's an american heartbeat
Yes it is
It's an american heartbeat
American heartbeat

Working Class Man

length: 3:31
producer: Jonathan Cain
lead vocals: Jimmy Barnes
mixer: Jim Gaines and Jonathan Cain
background vocals: Dave Amato, Jimmy Barnes and Jonathan Cain
guitar: Dave Amato
keyboard: Jonathan Cain
drums (drum set): Tony Brock
bass guitar: Randy Jackson
composer: Jonathan Cain
lyricist: Jonathan Cain
Working hard to make a living
Bringing shelter from the rain
A fathers son left to carry on
Blue denim in his vein
Oh oh oh he's a working class man

Well he's a steel town disciple
He's a legend of his kind
He's running like a cyclone
Across the wild mid western sky
Oh oh oh he's a working class man

He believes in god and Elvis
He gets out when he can
He did his time in Vietnam
Still mad at Uncle Sam
He's a simple man
With a heart of gold
And a complicated life
Oh he's a working class man

Well he loves a little woman
Someday he'll make his wife
Saving all the overtime
For the one love of his life
He ain't worried about tomorrow
Cause he just made up his mind
Life's too short for burning bridges
Take it one day at a time
Oh oh oh he's a working class man
Oh oh oh he's a working class man
Oh yeah
Yes he is
Well he's a working class man
Oh
Ma ma, I tell you he's a working class man

Working class
Working class man

Yes he is

Working class
Working class man

I want to tell you he's a working class man

Working class
Working class man

Ma ma ma

Working class
Working class man

I got to tell you he's a working class man

Working class
Working class man

Working class
Working class man

I tell you he's a working class man

Working class
Working class man

Working class
Working class man

I tell you he's a working class man

Without Your Love

length: 4:27
lead vocals: Jimmy Barnes
mixer: Jim Gaines and Jonathan Cain
background vocals: Julia Waters and Maxine Waters
guitar: Billy Burnette and Charlie Sexton
keyboard: Bill Payne
percussion: Sam Clayton
drums (drum set): Mick Fleetwood
bass guitar: Kenny Gradney
writer: Jimmy Barnes, Tony Carey
When you work in the city
But your heart is somewhere else
You've got to hide your feelings
Gotta keep them to your self
Nowhere to go when you just brake down and cry
Everything reminds you just how far away you are

I swear I would die
Without your kiss
Keep me warm inside
Without your love
I would not be around
It's your love
Keeps my both feet on the ground

Well I hit this town
Found a place to put my bags
There's a red light flashing
Like a beacon gonna drive me mad
And a man outside is flagging down passing cars
And it all just help remind me just how far away you are

Without your love
I swear I would die
Without your kiss
Keep me warm inside
Without your love
I would not be around
It's your love
Keeps my both feet on the ground

I can't live without your love baby

Without your love
I swear I would die
Without your kiss
Keep me warm inside
And without your love
I would not be around
It's your love
Keeps my both feet on the ground

Without your love
I wont be around
Baby I swear I wont be around

No Second Prize

length: 3:41
remixer: Bob Clearmountain
producer: Mark Opitz and Jimmy Barnes
lead vocals: Jimmy Barnes
engineer: Alan Wright and Mark Opitz
background vocals: Venetta Fields, Renée Geyer and Shauna Jensen
guitar: Mal Eastick, Chris Stockley and Jimmy Barnes
bagpipe: Barry Gray and Viv Riley
drums (drum set): Ray Arnott
bass guitar: Bruce Howe
composer: Jimmy Barnes
lyricist: Jimmy Barnes
Oh Yeah

I heard about a person who had a broken heart
With nothing to drive him on, no hope no spark no flame
He couldn't see at all tears they were blinding him
He kept it all inside, the guilt and all the pain
You know I say I tried to warn him
They had him backed up against the wall
I hope I'm not too late

No one can tell you exactly what you have gotta be
You've got to stand your ground and fight to save your life
It may be hard but ooh ooh it's the only way
Always remembering there ain't no second prize
There ain't no second prize

You know I say I tried to warn him
They had him backed up against the wall
Why can't I stand up and try to tell him
They've got me backed up against the wall
I hope I'm not too late

No one can tell you exactly what you have gotta be
You've got to stand your ground and fight to save your life
It may be hard but ooh ooh it's the only way
Always remembering there ain't no second prize
There ain't no second prize

Oh no there ain't no second prize
There ain't no second prize

Oh no there ain't no second prize
There's not gonna be no second prize

Oh no there ain't no second prize
Oh there's no second prize

Oh no there ain't no second prize
Never never never never gonna be

Oh no there ain't no second prize

Vision

length: 3:06
remixer: Bob Clearmountain
producer: Jimmy Barnes and Mark Opitz
lead vocals: Jimmy Barnes
engineer: Mark Opitz and Alan Wright
background vocals: Venetta Fields, Renée Geyer and Shauna Jensen
guitar: Jimmy Barnes, Chris Stockley and Mal Eastick
bagpipe: Viv Riley and Barry Gray
drums (drum set): Ray Arnott
bass guitar: Bruce Howe
composer: Jimmy Barnes
lyricist: Jimmy Barnes
Ah yeah, let me tell you all about it
I've been thinkin about you night and day
Sure been restless since you went away
You took something from me against my will
Touched a nerve in me that's tingling still
You just snuck up behind me
When my resistance was low
And nows a hell of a time to find I can't let you go
Got your first letter just the other day
Since I got it I can't put it away
I just sit and read it over and over and over again
As if the words that you wrote could bring this hurt to and end

Well you just left me here waiting
Left a wound that won't heal
God your so far away you don't know how I feel
So say you'll take a chance on this heart of mine
Don't make me the one that you left behind
And I'm not saying anybody's wrong or right
Just know I'd die to be with you tonight

I count the hours each time till your gone
I don't have to let you leave me
It makes no sense at all
If I have to follow you all around the world
I'd be willing to do anything to get to you girl

You just left me here waitin
Left a wound that won't heal
God your so far away you don't know how I feel
So say you'll take a chance on this heart of mine
Don't make me the one that you left behind
And I'm not saying anybody's wrong or right
Just know I'd die to be with you tonight
Ah yeah
So say you'll take a chance on this heart of mine
Don't make me the one that you left behind
I'm not saying anybody's wrong or right
Just know I'd die to be with you tonight
Oh
I'd die to be with you tonight
Ah ha ha ha
I'd die to be with you tonight

I count the hours each time that your gone

Promise Me You’ll Call

length: 3:31
remixer: Bob Clearmountain
producer: Mark Opitz and Jimmy Barnes
lead vocals: Jimmy Barnes
engineer: Alan Wright and Mark Opitz
background vocals: Venetta Fields, Renée Geyer and Shauna Jensen
guitar: Mal Eastick, Chris Stockley and Jimmy Barnes
bagpipe: Viv Riley and Barry Gray
drums (drum set): Ray Arnott
bass guitar: Bruce Howe
composer: Jimmy Barnes
lyricist: Jimmy Barnes
When you came along you were everything
Nothing else compared to the love you gave
Say it's going to last, say you'll never leave

Now that love's around you are everywhere
Nothing else I found like the love we shared
Say it's going to last, say you'll never leave

If I gave you all that you want
If I gave you all that you need
If I gave you all that you want
Will you promise me, promise me you'll call
Won't you promise me you'll call

Boys Cry Out for War

length: 3:56
remixer: Bob Clearmountain
producer: Mark Opitz and Jimmy Barnes
lead vocals: Jimmy Barnes
engineer: Alan Wright and Mark Opitz
background vocals: Venetta Fields, Renée Geyer and Shauna Jensen
guitar: Chris Stockley, Jimmy Barnes and Mal Eastick
bagpipe: Barry Gray and Viv Riley
drums (drum set): Ray Arnott
bass guitar: Bruce Howe
composer: Jimmy Barnes
lyricist: Jimmy Barnes
Sitting here in this coffee shop
Not knowing what to do
Not knowing whether to start or stop
This fight ain't between just me and you
All the boys they've been talking
They've been saying your doing me wrong
Yes they have

And all the boys cry out for war

The man sitting there in Washington
He don't know right from wrong
He don't know whether to stand and fight
Or turn around and run

All the boys they've been talking
They've been saying your doing me wrong
Yes they have

And all the boys cry out for war

The man sitting there in Washington
He don't know right from wrong
He don't know whether to stand and fight
Or turn around and run

And all the boys cry out for war

Daylight

length: 3:18
remixer: Bob Clearmountain
producer: Mark Opitz and Jimmy Barnes
lead vocals: Jimmy Barnes
engineer: Alan Wright and Mark Opitz
background vocals: Venetta Fields, Shauna Jensen and Renée Geyer
guitar: Mal Eastick, Jimmy Barnes and Chris Stockley
bagpipe: Barry Gray and Viv Riley
drums (drum set): Ray Arnott
bass guitar: Bruce Howe
composer: Jimmy Barnes
lyricist: Jimmy Barnes
Lock the door
Shut the window tight]
Close the curtains
Just go block out the light
I feel the sun
Shining in my eyes
I'm just trying to cover up a little bit of daylight

Hide my face
I don't want to be seen
Is there somebody out there
Am I awake or asleep
I'm just trying to cover up a little bit of daylight

I suppose I should get out of bed
Not sleep all day
I should get up
Get out of the house
But not till the end of day

Little bit of daylight
Little bit of daylight
Little bit of daylight
Little bit of daylight

Well I'm just trying to cover up a little bit of daylight
Well I'm just trying to cover up a little bit of daylight
Yes I

Thickskinned

length: 3:28
remixer: Bob Clearmountain
producer: Jimmy Barnes and Mark Opitz
lead vocals: Jimmy Barnes
engineer: Mark Opitz and Alan Wright
background vocals: Venetta Fields, Renée Geyer and Shauna Jensen
guitar: Chris Stockley, Jimmy Barnes and Mal Eastick
mandolin: Chris Stockley
bagpipe: Viv Riley and Barry Gray
drums (drum set): Ray Arnott
bass guitar: Bruce Howe
writer: Jimmy Barnes, Ray Arnott
You say I've got a lot of problems
And I know it's true
I only own what's on my back
And that ain't too new
Why don't I find a proper job
And get my self some dough
Don't like my car
Or my manners
Or me I know

You push me around a lot
You treat me bad a lot
You know it hurts so much
But I don't mind
'cause I'm thickskinned

Friends say you always put me down
And baby I don't mind
'cause when the night time comes it's me
You wrap your arms around

You push me around a lot
You treat me bad a lot
You know it hurts so much
But I don't mind
'cause I'm thickskinned

You push me around a lot
You treat me bad a lot
You know it hurts so much
But I don't mind
'cause I'm thickskinned

And you treat me bad a lot
And you push me around a lot
You know it hurts so much
But I don't mind
'cause I'm thickskinned.

Paradise

length: 2:47
remixer: Bob Clearmountain
producer: Jimmy Barnes and Mark Opitz
lead vocals: Jimmy Barnes
engineer: Alan Wright and Mark Opitz
background vocals: Shauna Jensen, Renée Geyer and Venetta Fields
guitar: Chris Stockley, Jimmy Barnes and Mal Eastick
bagpipe: Barry Gray and Viv Riley
drums (drum set): Ray Arnott
bass guitar: Bruce Howe
composer: Jimmy Barnes
lyricist: Jimmy Barnes
Well I'm a week away from paradise
And now I'm gonna have some fun
To forget about work
I'm gonna
Have to drink ten gallons of rum
I'm gonna dance all night
And sleep all day
I'll probably spend about
Three weeks pay
I've got a week away from paradise
And now I want to have some fun

Well I'm a week away from paradise
And now I want to jump and shout
I'm gonna head straight down to every club up town
And probably get chucked out
And I hope the lord lets me sin
As long as I can do it tomorrow again
I've got a week away from paradise
And now I want to jump and shout

Well I'm a week away, I'm a week away
I'm a week away
I'm just a week away from paradise
A week away
A week away
I'm just a week away from paradise

When they cut you down and make you cry at night
I'll still be the one to wipe
Those tears straight from your eyes

Well I'm a week away from paradise
And now I want to jump and shout
I'm gonna head straight down to every club up town
And probably get chucked out
And I hope the lord lets me sin
As long as I can do it tomorrow again
I've got a week away from paradise
And now I want to jump and shout

When they cut you down and make you cry at night
I'll still be the one
To wipe those tears straight from your eyes

I don't wanna talk I don't wanna fight
Just wanna get up and drink all night
I'm a week away and now I wanna have some fun

Well I'm a week away, I'm a week away
I'm just a week away from paradise
A week away
A week away
I'm just a week away from paradise
A week away
A week away
I'm just a week away from paradise
A week away
A week away
I'm just a week away from paradise