Lukather Album

Artist(s): Steve Lukather

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Tracklist

Twist the Knife

length: 5:24
composer: Steve Lukather, Eddie Van Halen

A razor's edge
The speed of your thoughts
A heart as black as coal
A sudden change
A painted-on smile
A woman with no soul

Dancin' on the edge of my dreams
Dealin' with your mixed up scenes
Darlin' don't you know what I mean
Save me from this pain

[Chorus]
Twist the knife
Turn it around
Twistin' my life away
Twist the knife
Turn it around
Oh-oh

A liar's dream
A piece of your heart
Don't really mean a thing
Scream right out loud
You're feeling' my pain
See what your fantasy brings

Dancin' on the edge of my dreams
Dealin' with your mixed up scenes
Darlin' don't you know what I mean
Save me from this pain

[Chorus: Repeat x4]

Twist the knife
Twist the knife
Twist the knife
Keep on twistin'

Swear Your Love

length: 3:58
composer: Steve Lukather, Richard Marx
I'm holding on
It's all that I can do
I can't imagine
Me without you
All alone
I close my eyes
And wake up screaming in the middle of the night
This heart
Don't need it anymore

[Chorus]
Swear your love
Say that you remember
Share your love
Hear me calling out your name
I swear my love
Wait a little longer
How will it feel to be left
Standin' there all alone

You're on your own
If you walk through that door
I'm just a man
I can't give anymore
Somewhere deep inside
There's a memory that keeps you run and hide
You gotta know
You got a place to go

[Chorus]

Somewhere deep inside
There's a memory that keeps you run and hide
You gotta know
You got a place to go

[Chorus: x2]

Fall Into Velvet

length: 9:02
composer: Steve Lukather, Steve Stevens, Cy Curnin
I was born as me alone
Isolation far from home
I was nurtured in the light
Mother's milk pure and white
I was told of a secret
To close my eyes
Fall into velvet

What I fear
This childhood dream
Must be real
I can feel it
Now I understand
This comfort of man
Take my hand
Fall into velvet

You can touch where you've never been touched
See further than you've ever seen
Fall into velvet

I was touched by those who know
Of this power to fly alone
As the path will twist and wind
Leave for others, as we find
So the future may collect
Close their eyes
Fall into velvet

What I fear
This childhood dream
Must be real
I can feel it
Now I understand
This comfort of man
Take my hand
Fall into velvet
Fall into velvet

[Repeat x2]
Fall into the spiral circle
Life supplies the mind's survival

Drive a Crooked Road

length: 5:20
composer: Steve Lukather, Danny Kortchmar
Cruisin' down the street
Got the glaze in my eyes
Lookin' for a thousand reasons why
I don't want to be here
I don't want to die
What was I thinking we should have known
All the lights are one
But there's nobody home

Drive a crooked road

Stop inside a liquor store
Just to grab a taste
Man behind the counter
Don't recognize my face
Give me all your money
Got not time to waste
What was I thinking
We should have known
All the lights are one
But there's nobody home

[Chorus]
Drive a crooked road
Drive a crooked road
Satisfy your soul
Drive a crooked road

I just ran out of time
I just ran out of luck
I've never been busted
And this ain't even my truck
Everybody's laughin'
Nobody cares
It seems like there's red
Flashin' lights everywhere
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Sittin' in the darkness
I'm staring at the bars
Couldn't drive too fast
I couldn't drive too far
I could have been somebody
I could have been a star
Should have stayed at home
Should have stayed in bed
Thought I heard this crazy
Screaming, screaming in my head, said

[Chorus]

What was I thinking
We should have known
All the lights are one
But there's nobody home

[Chorus]

Got My Way

length: 4:53
composer: Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, Randy Goodrum
Got my way by Steve Lukather
I can't take no more
I'm so tired of running in somebody else's shoes
What's it all been for
What's the use of paying for somebody else's dues

I've been on the road for someone else's dreams
Now I'm trying to find my way back again
It's time to break some rules
And stop before the fire in me cools

(Chorus:)
I got my way
Of getting through to you
And I'm going back where no one's been before
Some day
I'll show you something new
I've got my way
To try and wipe the tears from my eyes

I'm half scared to death
Think I'm right but what if I'm wrong
I've got one shot left
The door is open now but not long
The room's full of faces that I've never seen
Like a million pair of eyes looking down
The smoke is blinding me
But I can still see my destiny

(Chorus:)
I got my way
Of getting through to you
And I'm going back where no one's been before
Some day
I'll show you something new
I've got my way
Of trying to wipe the tears from my eyes

(Repeat chorus and fade)

Darkest Night of the Year

length: 5:20
composer: Steve Lukather, Steve Stevens
I feel a change coming over me
It seems I felt this way before
I sense the sound your eyes won't let you see
I can't take it anymore

Crashing windows, crash
Laughing voices, keep on laughing,
Oh, Oh, Oh
Stop for a minute

[Chorus]
I chase the shadows and light
To a place no one knows
I hear the screams of the wind
And I know it's the
Darkest night of the year

Can't tell the dreams from reality
My fears are one and the same
So who made me part of destiny
Who made me part of their game
Can't you feel it hurt
Too much pain to endure
Stop for a minute

[Chorus]

Cold wind on my skin
Is the pain that I feel when you're near
It's a midnight street
Where we'll meet
And we'll run from the
Darkest night of the year

Crashing windows, crash
Laughing voices, keep on laughing,
Oh, Oh, Oh
Stop for a minute

[Chorus]

Lonely Beat of My Heart

length: 4:17
composer: Steve Lukather, Diane Warren
Cold night
You're gone
I can't remember who was right
Or who was wrong

Warm days
With you
Girl we had everything
Nothing to lose

Used to own the world
When you were near me
Used to have it all
Now you're not here
Now all I'm hearin' is the

[Chorus]
Lonely beat of my heart
I'm lost in loneliness
I can't hear nothing but
The lonely beat of my heart
That's how it's gonna be
Till you're beside me again

Night fades
Day breaks
Another morning baby calling out your name

Walk down
These streets, yeah
I see your face in everybody's face I see
I can't stand the pain

I need you near me
Baby don't you know,
Until you're here
All I'll be hearin's is the

[Chorus]
Lonely beat of my heart
I'm lost in loneliness
I can't hear nothing but
The lonely beat of my heart
That's how it's gonna be
Till you're inside me again

Don't you know I'd give anything
To have you back in my life
Well you know baby
I would sell my soul
Just to hold you one more time

[Chorus: x2]
Lonely beat of my heart
I'm lost in loneliness
I can't hear nothing but
The lonely beat of my heart
That's how it's gonna be
Cause all I'm hearing is the
Lonely beat of my heart

With a Second Chance

length: 4:36
composer: Steve Lukather, Randy Goodrum
This town has got me running scared
We're running out of time girl
Slogans painted everywhere
Messin' up my dream world

I'm trying to make it on my own
Find it all by myself
I can take the overflow,
Could've been me or you
Just like somebody else

I ain't going anywhere
Without you by my side girl
Someone like you comes around just one time
Even the weakest of hearts will survive

[Chorus]
With a second chance
I know we can make it girl
With a second chance
Love will last forever

Breathing in this filthy air
Is tearing me in two girl
I hear the sirens every night
Like echoes in a cruel world

Nothing that I say or do
Seems to matter at all
Everyone is so confused
That's why I had to call

Just hearing you across the line
Is good enough for me girl
Someone like you comes around just one time
Even the weakest of hearts will survive

[Chorus]

Someone like you comes around just one time
Even the weakest of hearts will survive

With a second chance
I know we can make it girl
With a second chance
Love will last forever

[Chorus]

Turns to Stone

length: 5:35
composer: Steve Lukather, Randy Goodrum
A thousand miles underneath my emotions
Hidden from the eyes of everyone
No one must know
All the secrets if my soul anymore
No never again

Girl you've got the only key
To open up the door only you
Eventually, even that could change

[Chorus]
I will wait for you
But I don't want to wait forever
Cause I'm on my own
I'm trying to keep the fire from getting cold
I will wait for you
But I don't want to wait
Until our love turns to stone

I don't want to turn to stone

I don't want to spend another night without you
I'm afraid my mind will start to wander
Time between us,
Hours turning into days, into years
Oh, oh, oh
Looking back at what went wrong
Some things we must let you
Eventually, something's got to give

[Chorus]

I don't want to turn to stone

[Chorus]

It Looks Like Rain

length: 4:21
composer: Steve Lukather, Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg
I stand at the window
Looking out, looking out at the grey
After getting up and reading the paper today
Sometimes I just want to crawl back in bed
Pull the covers over my eyes
This world is so full of trouble
All the war planes in the sky

[Chorus]
And it looks like rain
Can't you hear the thunder
And it looks like rain
Don't it make you wonder

Killers make the front page
Good deeds go unnoticed
Seems like, like there's no change
No matter what the vote is
It used to be we were
All looking out for everybody else
But now it seems the only law is
Every man for himself

[Chorus]

And it looks like rain
Can't you hear the thunder
It looks like rain
Don't it make you

And it looks like rain
Falling down my eyes
It looks like rain
Don't you wonder why

I hear, hear it pounding
In the courtrooms and halls
I hear, hear it sounding
Through these paper-thin walls
I can hear people lying under oath
Lovers breaking their vows
I don't want to give up hope
Is it too late now

[Chorus]

And it looks like rain
Can't you hear the thunder
It looks like rain
Don't it make you

And it looks like rain
Falling down my eyes
It looks like rain
Don't you wonder why

And it looks like rain
Can't you hear the thunder
It looks like rain
Don't it make you

It looks like rain

[Chorus: x3]

Steppin' on Top of Your World

length: 5:41
composer: Steve Lukather, Danny Kortchmar
I've seen that look
A look I know well
I can't decide
If this is heaven or this is hell
Inside your mind
That twisted device
Made up of fire
But it comes across like ice

I need to know what you're thinkin'
And why you are here
If you had power
Who would make you disappear

Laughing without smiling
I can't take no more
Dancin' in the madness
With the rope you twist that's around my neck
You know you're making me feel
Like a canceled check

[Chorus]
I said hey, you
I'm steppin' on top of your world
(I'm steppin' on top)
(I'm steppin' on top)
Hey you
I'm steppin' on top of your world

Warped by the curse
You're puttin' on me
I lay awake at night
And revenge is all I see
Time's runnin' out
But what should I do
It seems like the worst
Just ain't good enough for you
There's talkin', there's doin'
There's writing
Of things you don't know
The story's the same
But the answer is always unknown

Trying to remember
What I've done to you
You don't even know me
With the rope that you twist
That's around my neck
You know you're making me feel
Like a canceled check

[Chorus x2]