Mad Mad World Album

Artist(s): Tom Cochrane

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Tracklist

Life Is a Highway

length: 4:27
composer: Tom Cochrane
lyricist: Tom Cochrane

Life's like a road that you travel on
When there's one day here and the next day gone
Sometimes you bend sometimes you stand
Sometimes you turn your back to the wind
There's a world outside every darkened Door
Where blues won't haunt you anymore
Where the brave are free and lovers soar
Come ride with me to the distant shore
We won't hesitate break down the garden gate
There's not much left today

[Chorus]
Life is a highway
I want to ride it all night long
If you're going my way
I want to drive it all night long

Through all the cities and all these towns
It's in my blood and it's all around
I love you now like I loved you then
This is the road and these are the hands
From Mozambique to those Memphis nights
The Khyber pass to Vancouver's lights
Knock me down get back up again
You're in my blood I'm not a lonely man

There's no load I can't hold
Road so rough this I know
I'll bee there when the light comes in
Tell 'em we're survivors

[Chorus:Repeat x2]

There was a distance between you and I
A misunderstanding once but now
We look it in the eye

There's no load I can't hold
Road so rough this I know
I'll be there when the light comes in
Tell 'em we're survivors

[Chorus:Repeat x3]

Mad Mad World

length: 5:04
composer: Tom Cochrane
lyricist: Tom Cochrane
I was standing with my paper there
Minding my own news
For everything that someone said
Someone else had a different view

I watched the whole thing there
Unfold upon my TV screen
"A new world order is on its way"
Well pass the popcorn please
You don't mean to tell me
No one here is going to get hurt
When there's folks at home who
Eat dog food they can't afford a shirt
Sure find out real fast who's a sitting duck
When it's a

Mad mad world shake your hands
And say good luck it's a
Mad mad world I can not believe this stuff it's a
Mad mad world getting madder every day
Mad mad world get involved and they'll blow you away
Sure find out real fast when you're a sitting duck
That it's a mad mad world

A little man sits up way high
Way above the crowd
Can you make them dance real fast
Can you make them cheer real loud

Money doesn't talk it swears
It sounds like a big machine
A voice on high says you reap what you sow
Just keep your own nose clean

More smoke fills up the air
More toxins up the creek
That's when the cash it changes hands
So we turn the other cheek
Sure find out real fast just when you've
Had enough when it's a

Mad mad world shake your hands
And say good luck it's a
Mad mad world I can not believe this stuff it's a
Mad mad world getting madder every day
Mad mad world get involved and they'll blow you away
Sure find out real fast when you're a sitting duck
That it's a mad mad world

He walks into the office and
He finds a big pink slip
It's says "you are no longer needed here
So take a good long trip"
You can take your gold watch and
Stick it you know where
Cause he's fired up and he's jacked up and
He's loaded up for bear

Mad mad world shake your hands
And say good luck it's a
Mad mad world I can not believe this stuff it's a
Mad mad world getting madder every day
Mad mad world get involved and they'll blow you away
Sure find out real fast when you're a sitting duck
That it's a mad mad world

No Regrets

length: 4:40
Walking by the roadside
I see my fate written upon it
I'm checkin' out the back here
Where my race is not run
Might hear a thousand harps of heaven
Rain down upon her
I can't stand and watch
While you stand accused
We got no regrets
Might have seen better times
But maybe we ain't been there yet
Remember the good times
And least you forget
Have no regrets

Sometimes you might find
Like you feel that you're drowning
Run for cover like some blown out fuse
Remember one thing that you filed that number
You can call me up baby you won't be refused

Have no regrets
Might have seen better times
But maybe we ain't been there yet
Remember the good times and least you forget
Have no regrets

After all the **** you know we've been through it
There ain't a shovel big enough in the world
That can move it

We got no regrets
Might have seen better times
But maybe we ain't been there yet
Remember who you are don't you forget
Have no regrets

Sinking Like a Sunset

length: 5:47
She's thinking about the prince and cinderella
The outlaws the hustlers and the heroes
They never seem to fall
It doesn't matter it doesn't matter what
The outcome of the story is
Because in real life I try to tell her
It's not like that at all
Oh won't you please just hold out now
Cause there are some things I'd like you to forget
When you world is...Sinking like a sunset

Tales of Don Juan they're very poetic babe
But out on the streets out there
The true verse of life is written
You know it's really a shame
When you've got to let go
Of all the things you love
Like a fighter he really bleeds
When he must hang up his gloves

No I am not a rock
And I can feel it now
But for a moment
I'd like to forget
That my heart is
Sinking like a sunset
Sinking like a sunset

Everybody has a story
Some are tragic some find glory
But it feels more real when you're here
Right next to me

You can walk too far out on that ledge
And you might lose your mind
You know I need you now
You're an angel that keeps me in line
The old sergeant has broken down
He's grown senile
He shouts "kill the bastards!" in the night
Cause he's all out of time

Don't hold out let's make love right now
Cause there's some things I'd like to forget
When our hearts are sinkin' like a sunset
Won't you hold me now
And make things right
'Cause when you're with me here
The sun comes out at night
Making me forget
We're sinking like a sunset

Sinking like a sunset
Sinking like a sunset

Washed Away

length: 5:21
We live out here in the desert
Where time stands still
In the face of our foolish pride
We trade our love for ambition
And tell each other
We'll get it all back in time

But time moves on like a river
Soon leaves us all behind
Like a summer rain
It all gets washed away

Round and round and round we go
Where it stops don't no one know
Find a love you better let them know
Before you both get washed away

I watch the wind blow out there
Maybe hear some distant laughter
Look outside the hotel window
When my soul wanders off babe
This is the town I met you in
And I won't soon forget that
Your proud beauty lingers on
Until the storm has lifted

Go find your fortune fast
It's cold outside but you'll make it
Don't trade your love for ambition
You'll get washed away

Round and round and round we go
Where it stops don't no one know
Find a love you better let them know
You'll both get washed away

Round and round and round we go
Where it stops don't no one know
Find a love you better hold on fast
You'll both get washed away

An old cliché
That you used to tell me
Some things might change
All things won't last

Do the best you can
It'll all work out
At the end of the storm
Live to love another day

Round and round and round we go
Where it stops don't no one know
Find a love you better hold on fast
You'll both get washed away

Round and round and round we go
Where it stops don't no one know
Find a love you better hold on fast
You'll both get washed away

The time we spend
As we pass this way
We might not ever be here again
Hold on tight to what you find
Then we're gone tomorrow

Everything Comes Around

length: 4:33
I've got a reason
And it sounds like this
Everything has it's season
Let's bless it with a kiss babe
I'll be there for you
I'll be your rainy day man
Everytime the devil laughs out loud
When we make our big plans
And you might come to realize
What you haven't missed yet

When everyone's searching
For fortune and fame
It's been right in front of you
All of the time

Everything comes round and round
What goes up must soon come down
Just remember this my friend
The next time that it looks like rain

I heard a rumbling
It was a frightening sound
We thought the world was crumbling
It was just our wheels spinning around

You might see more action
Born in another age
You'll get more satisfaction
If you don't expect it that way
You might come to realize
What you haven't missed yet
When everyone's searching
For fortune and fame
Well it's been right in your face
All of the time

CHORUS x2

I look down the street
And I see the young matadors
The debutantes from Richmond
Decked out in their fine clothes
It's bred in the bone
A tireless search
The junkyard keeps whispering
"Who'll get there first"

CHORUS

The Secret Is to Know When to Stop

length: 4:22
Do you remember the night
The lights went out
All along the promenade?
It started to rain
My coat your dress got wet
We laughed til we almost cried
Your spirit was so contagious
Our timing was really bad
You were so outrageous
How could we hold back?
The secret is to know when to stop
The secret is to know when to stop
The secret is to know when to stop
...Remembering

Do you remember the night
That we ran out
Out on english bay?
We went out on the water
The tow almost pulled us away
Man right then the sparks would fly
We'd get into such a mess
Our timing really stunk back then
We didn't give a damn
What they thought I guess

CHORUS

Maybe when the skies flew open
Right then the lies would be broken
Your eyes they did all the talking
"Keep your heart open wide"
Can you remember the trip we took?
In the malibu to the west coast
We drove through a rainbow upon rogers pass
They never thought you'd get that close

CHORUS x2

Brave and Crazy

length: 5:53
He sat down with his guitar in a distant place
When a man walks up and tells him
"Buddy there are some things you cannot say
I'll be damned if you'll tell me
What I can and cannot feel
And I won't be no puppet here
None of your back room deals

Modern love was invented by the minstrels in the dark ages
Where they used to hunt them down from town to town
Man what deck are we dealing from here
When a girl walks up and says
"You got something we've got to hear"

Brave and crazy (crazy)
Oh, brave on
Brave and crazy (crazy)
Brave on

Along the boardwalk of this burned out tourist town
The ghosts of another day stalk the barren beaches
Where all come to hide from the rattling of the sounds
Of skeletons in the closet
Hoping nothing brings them down
She says "I have lived nearly all my life"
"I scare them to death because I say what I like"

Brave and crazy (crazy)
Oh, brave on
Brave and crazy (crazy)
Oh, brave on

There's a war here between freedom and the hypocrites
Who will try on all disguises just to see what fits
Truth is the one thing to live, love and die for
Raise your barbaric scream
High above the rooftops of the world
Brave on

He packs his car and picks a course upon a map
Maybe east of Eden or maybe farther west than all of that
Then writes down everything he's seen, and everything that he feels
Then rips it up, it doesn't say enough
And throws it is a passing field

Brave and crazy (crazy)
Oh, brave on
Brave and crazy (crazy)
Oh, brave on

Brave and crazy (crazy)
Oh, brave on
Brave and crazy (crazy)
Oh, brave on
And on and on and on and on

Brave and crazy
Brave on
Brave and crazy
Brave on
And on and on and on and on

Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Brave and crazy
Brave on
Brave and crazy
Brave on

Brave and crazy
Brave on

Bigger Man

length: 4:27
I watched while you might say
So long happy trails
You can only wait so long
Till the wind shakes your sails
And you see the she says "bye bye"
Then she turns and digs her heels back in
I'm gonna let you be the bigger man tonight
I'm gonna let you be the bigger man tonight
I'm gonna let you be the bigger man tonight
Oh you got nothing to prove to me

You say the deck is oh so stacked
Is that all just in your mind
It can sometimes be turned back
Maybe sometimes if you try
The play goes on and on
While the big cats all lay their claim

I'm gonna let you be the bigger man tonight
I'm gonna let you be the bigger man tonight
I'm gonna let you be the bigger man tonight
Oh you got nothing to prove

If it all comes down tonight
There'll be shades of light
From a wider source
Oh hit me up they'd say
"We'll make nero hide
Till Rome it burns to the ground"
Then we'll never wave bye bye
They never have seen a darker horse than us

CHORUS

Friendly Advice

length: 4:37
He says you want a brand new start
She says that we've grown apart
I know a thing or two I speak from the heart
Don't insult me with what your friends say
After all that we've been through
You'd owe that to me like I'd owe that to you
So go your own way and in time you'll see
Exactly who your best friend was

Your wise friends might say
This is how we survive
But I know in my own mind
Can't you see it's a clever disguise
This friendly advice

We'd come such a long long way
I don't give a damn baby what they say
Your mind is full of wonders and that's o.k.
Didn't mean to lay your dreams so low

And now you've made your choice
I believe in my heart I know you like nobody else
I know in my mind in time you'll see
Exactly who your real friend was

Friendly Advice

And your jive friends might say
This is how we survive
But I know im my own mind
Can't you see it's a clever disguise

I saw a film just the other day
About two people who reminded me of us
It's funny in this age of illusion
It's hard to tell what's fact or fiction

Friendly Advice

And your jive friends might say
This is how we survive
But I know in my own mind
Can't you see it's a clever disguise
That it's only friendly advice
And I hope that you'll see in time
Just who your best friend was baby

Get Back Up

length: 4:42
God I hate your needles and
Your dirty little vial of pills
I guess I love the sweat you put me through
I know I love your body
Like I used to love your mind
But now your soul's a slave
To all the things you use
I put you in the tub babe
With five big pounds of ice
If you don't get back up
I don't know what I'll do
I've walked around the room
Here nearly 37 Times
Can you hear me now
And am I getting through

Get up, get back up
Get up, get back up

I thought I heard you laughing
I thought I heard you scream
I thought I heard some wailing
Like lovers in heat
I thought maybe we'd been
Somewhere that we've never seen
Still you lie so still like
A china doll lost in a summer dream

Here I am way down here
Way down upon my knees
You're looking awfully blue
We were having such a good time
We were having so much fun now
We'll lock the door change the sheets
But how do I get to you

Get back up, get up babe
Get up babe, get back up

I feel like the walls
Are closing in get back up
You look like a china doll
So pale and so thin
Get back up and make me laugh
The way you used to do

Emotional Truth

Let her see the beat
Around the world for emotional truth
Waited out here for so long
Wanna let love liberate you
Don't you need emotional truth

I don't want to fake it no more
Comin' in for emotional truth
You don't have to take it no more
Come on home for emotional truth

Watch the sun set down on the sea
Set down then rise up again
Sure as that happens we need emotional truth

I've been driving out here for so long
A thin man in the rain
I'm comin' home for your emotional truth

I don't want to fake it no more
Comin' in for emotional truth
You don't have to take it no more
Let me in for emotional truth

Oh my soul my love
There's so many things I haven't told you
Oh my soul my love
Let me show you

Emotional Truth

I've seen her out there for so long
Like a ghost standing by the roadside
Reaching out for emotional truth

CHORUS

EMOTIONAL TRUTH
EMOTIONAL TRUTH
EMOTIONAL TRUTH


All the King's Men

length: 4:32
producer: Tom Cochrane
Shut your eyes my darling
There's nothing you can say
The man in the moon won't fall on you
He doesn't live there anyway
You don't have to be a soldier
To fight in your private war
Let the blood you might see rain down on me
You don't have to fight no more

There's nothing you can say
There's nothing you can send
There's nothing that can change the facts
Not all the king's men

You'll ride upon the stallion
I'll ride upon your mare
We'll ride so far ride so hard
Far away from here
When we look back upon the

It all will become so clear
The gates will open up for us
We won't have no more fears

There's nothing you can say
There's nothing you can send
There's nothing that can change the facts
Not all the king's men
Look away look away

You might be tired and troubled but not today
When they come down upon you
I won't let them get anything on you
And we'll dream away all those fears and troubles may
Look away

We both were motherless children
They sent us separate ways
The family you'd seen beat down on you
Mine it was okay
I've come to take you back may
Save you from this fate
They won't have any more chances
To treat you this way

There's nothing you can say
There's nothing you can send
There's nothing that can change all that
Not all the king's men

There's nothing you can say
There's nothing you can send
There's nothing that can change all that
Not all the king's men