Oh Sherrie
Foolish Heart
She's Mine
Strung Out
Go Away
When You're In Love (For The First Time)
Against The Wall
Forever Right Or Wrong (Love's Like A River)
Summer Of Luv
Melody
Once In A Lifetime, Girl
What Was
You Better Wait
Missing You
I Stand Alone
It Won't Be You
If You Need Me, Call Me

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OH SHERRIE
(Steve Perry, Randy Goodrum)
You should've been gone
Knowing how I made you feel
And I should've been gone
After all your words of steel
Oh I must've been a dreamer
And I must've been someone else
And we should've been over

Oh Sherrie, our love
Holds on, holds on
Oh Sherrie, our love
Holds on, holds on

But I want to let go
You'll go on hurtin' me
You'd be better off alone
If I'm not who you thought I'd be

But you know that there's a fever
Oh that you'll never find nowhere else
Can't you feel it burnin' on and on

(chorus)

But I should've been gone
Long ago, far away
And you should've been gone
Now I know just why you stay

(chorus)

Oh Sherrie, our love
Holds on, holds on

FOOLISH HEART
(Steve Perry, Randy Goodrum)
I need a love that grows
I don't want it unless I know
With each passin hour
Someone, somehow
Will be there, ready to share

I need a love that's strong
I'm so tired of being alone
But will my lonely heart
Play the part
Of the fool again, before I begin

Foolish heart, hear me calling
Stop before you start falling
Foolish heart, heed my warning
You've been wrong before
Don't be wrong anymore

Feelin that feelin again
Playin a game I can't win
Love's knockin on the door
Of my heart once more
Think I'll let her in
Before I begin

Foolish heart, hear me calling
Stop before, you start falling
Foolish heart, heed my warning
You've been wrong before
Don't be wrong anymore
Foolish heart
Foolish, foolish heart
You've been wrong before

Foolish heart, hear me calling
Stop before you start falling foolish heart, heed my warning
You've been wrong before
Don't be wrong anymore
Foolish heart

Oh foolish foolish heart
You've been wrong before

Foolish foolish heart
Foolish heart

SHE'S MINE
(Steve Perry, Randy Goodrum)
I've seen your kind before
I've seen you creepin around
Before you come round my door
Oh there's one thing you, gotta know

She's mine all mine
Don't show your face here no more
She's mine all mine
Don't hang around here no more

I heard her call out your name
Late last night in her sleep
That's why I came here to say
No, it won't be easy to steal her away

She's mine all mine
Don't show your face here no more
She's mine all mine
Don't hang around here no more...
Go!

You've got her under your spell
And she's believin your lies
You'd like her at your hotel
No, not as long as I'm alive

She's mine all mine
Don't show your face here no more
She's mine all mine
Don't hang around here no more, more, more, more

Oh she's mine
Don't show your face here no more
No no no no!
Don't hang around,
Don't hang
Don't hang around no more

STRUNG OUT
(Steve Perry, Craig Krampf)
One very happy warm summer night
I saw your face, what could I do?
So carefully I walked straight up to you

And in the shadow of a moonlit nite
I saw those eyes a shinin' through
Heart of gold, I love you misty blue

Oh it's hard to love somebody
Especially when they don't belong to you
'Cause they're loving someone else,
Strung out and hung up on you

I feel like Bogart in a crazy movie
Bogie 'n me, we never beg,
But this time maybe I've got voices in my head

They're sayin' that he's never been good to you
And he's always hurt and let you down,
If what you need is good lovin', I'll be around

It's hard to love somebody
Especially when they don't belong to you
'Cause they're loving someone else,
Strung out and hung up on you.
Strung out, strung out

Well, it's hard to love somebody
Especially when they don't belong to you
'Cause they're loving someone else,
Strung out and hung up on you

It's hard to love somebody
Oh when they don't belong to you
'Cause they're loving someone else,
Strung out and hung up on you
Strung out and hung up on you
Yes, strung out
Yes, strung out
Strung out
Strung out
Strung out
Strung out

GO AWAY
(Steve Perry, Randy Goodrum)
We meet again
Right in the middle
Of a love I knew before
Another girl, she looks a lot like you
I'm cruisin many
So are you
That's the way we both should do
I don't know, why we had this rendezvous

Go away, go away, I sing goodbye to you
When the song's gone, you'll be on
On to someone new

So here we are
Right in the middle
In the same place, stuck before
You'll have to find another place to play
Well I know I want to hold you
Right in the middle
Like I held you once before
But something's saying that's a big mistake

Why don't you
Go away, go away, I sing goodbye to you
When the song's gone, you'll be on
On to someone new

What you wanted
I gave it to you
In every way that you wanted to whoa oh
Don't make your move
If you ever cared for me

(chorus three times)

Go
Watching you, what you gonna do
Gonna do
Oh go
Watching you, what you gonna do
Gonna do

WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE (FOR THE FIRST TIME)
(Steve Perry, Randy Goodrum)
When you're in love, for the first time
There's nothing you can do
You lose your heart for the first time
It's happening to you
You keep your love in your pocket
Safely tucked away

When you're in love, for the first time
There's nothing you can do, listen
There she goes loving you
She's holding your hand,
you're thinking you're so strong
She's more than you can stand
 
When you're in love, for the first time
There's nothing you can do
You lose your heart, for the first time
It's happening to you...oh yeah
There she goes loving you
She's holding you hand,
You're thinking you're so strong
She's more than you can stand

When you're in love, for the first time
There's nothing you can do
You lose your heart, for the first time
It's happening to you...

AGAINST THE WALL
(Steve Perry, Randy Goodrum & Michael Landau)
All of my life I've waited for someone like you
And darling, forever someday, that could be true
But who would believe me
From the middle of my heart,
From the middle of my lonely
Something's tearing you and me apart

Here I am (and here I am)
Oh...against the wall, once again, (and here I am)
Believe I want you, I'd like to, more than I show
But I belong to somebody else, baby, please
Walk out that door, yeah oh...
Before it's too late...listen
In the middle of your touch,
In the middle where your heat starts rising,
Oh, I want you so much
Here I am, (and here I am)
Oh...against the wall again, (and here I am)
Against the wall, once again (and here I am)
Yea...against the wall...again
 
FOREVER RIGHT OR WRONG (LOVE'S LIKE A RIVER)
(S. Perry, L. Dozier, R. Goodrum, B. Cuomo, M. Landau,
R. Jackson, L. London)
Didn't always have...
The best of times
One would win, both would lose
Tried to make believe the feelings gone
Tried to make her into you
Within my heart I hear the truth
When the honesty shines through, 'cause...

Love's like a river
Flowing forever along
And I will be there
Forever right or wrong
 
So here we are
The same old place
Wondering what to do
Are we gonna make the same mistakes
Will I ever be with you?
I swear my darling
This time I'll try
I'll make it up to you, 'cause...

Love's like a river
Flowing forever along
And I will be there
Forever right or wrong

SUMMER OF LUV
(S. Perry, R. Goodrum, B. Cuomo, M. Landau, R. Jackson, L. London)
I know the reason why love has a season
It's summertime
I was walking downtown and saw her, yeah
The prettiest thing, yes I saw here...oh
So I said you know, I'd love to talk to you a while
Oh...oo ya ya, she's so lovely, so lovely
I think she loves me
So I told her I think I love you,
Do you believe I do, do you now?
Do ya?
And maybe you know you could come around
After the show and we could go out
And have a cup of coffee or something
Huh, huh, ya think?
Oh...but ya ya ya, she's lovely, so lovely
Oh she loves me
I know the reason love has a season
It's summertime
Could I be dreaming, cause seeing is believing,
It's you and I and our summer of luv
Oh...oo ya ya, she's so lovely, so lovely
I know the reason love has a season
It's summertime

Could this be dreaming, cause seeing is believing,
It's you and I and our summer of luv
Oh...please get me to the church on time

MELODY
(S. Perry, R. Goodrum)
Melody
Even in my life's confusion
I still feel you near
In my dreams
Telling me your not illusion
You belong to me

Melody
I believe in you
Melody
In my heart
 
Melody
I still reach for you
Hold me Melody
Hold me Melody

Oh my love
I'm caught between your rhyme and reason
Why you're here with me
Hold me now
Tell me all the answers
That my heart will ever seek

Oh my love
I'm caught between your rhyme and reason
Why you're here with me
Hold me now
Tell me all the answers
That my heart will ever seek

ONCE IN A LIFETIME, GIRL
(S. Perry, R. Goodrum, R. Nowels, B. Cuomo, M. Landau,
R. Jackson, L. London)
Did I tell you when, did I tell you how
You turn my world, I'm gonna tell you now
You took my heart, you gave me yours
No love for me I never felt before
You're my ...baby ...baby....oh....baby....baby...
Do you wanna go, do you wanna hear
Do you wanna stay, ooo I love you dear...
So ain't goin' lyin', I wouldn't lie to you
Believe me, baby, you know it's true
I wanna keep ya loving on me, oh...so everyone can see that you'er my
Baby....baby....oh....baby....baby
Once in a life time, Girl
Once in a lifetime, Girl
Once in a lifetime, Girl
Hold on me baby, just like you are
Hold on me tight or I might stumble and fall
You're love is so hard to endure, don't need no doctor,
Cause there ain't no cure
Once in a lifetime, Girl
Once in a lifetime, Girl
Once in a lifetime, Girl
Baby, so come on, let's do it again , more than a lover
You're more than a friend
Baby I'm always wherever you are, don't hide your feelings
Don't wander too far
Baby,so come on, let's do it again, more than lover
More than a friend
Baby, I'm always wherever you are, don't hide your feelings
You'll wander too far, baby, so come on......let's do it again

WHAT WAS
(S. Perry, R. Goodrum)
What was I to do
You never should have called me up
What was I to do
Haven't we both had enough
I still think of you
Even though we're miles apart
What was I to do

The fire's still there
My heart is still scared
To fall again
It's a little too late because
We'll never change what was
 
There you go again
Girl, it's never gonna end
Someday we can't have
We must let go
I want so much to say
I love you more today
The hardest thing I ever had to say
Goodbye

What was I to do
You never should have called me up
What was I to do
Haven't we both had enough

YOU BETTER WAIT
(S. Perry, L. Brewster, P. Taylor, M. Lucas, J. Pierce, G. Hawkins)
She was only a child
Someone to hold on
Only a child
Someone to believe in
Only a child, someone to love
She was seventeen, beauty queen
I met her in a magazine
Heart of fire, Love's desire
Reachin' out, higher higher
Runaway, one more day
A broken hearted child at play
I pray for you, baby blue
In the name of love I reach for you
In the darkness comes the evil of the night
Think about it

(You better wait)
Stop your self before you fall
(You better wait)
Stop before you lose it all
Somewhere there's love
Oh, somewhere, somewhere

Precious girl, little pearl
Temptation is lonely world
Eyes deceive, they believe
In everything they wanna see, yeah
And the neon lights reflect your life
Only you know where you hide baby

(You better wait)
Stop your self before you fall
(You better wait)
Stop before you lose it all
Cause somewhere there's love

(You better wait)
Stop yourself before you start
(You better wait)
Don't look back, don't lose heart

Don't look, don't look
Don't look back baby
Don't
Don't look, don't look
Don't look back baby

MISSING YOU
(S. Perry, T. Miner)
Oh I'm (missin' you)
The hurt on your heart
Through your eyes it shows
The past can't relive
What we both know
Still I remember
Things I never meant
Memories surround me
Won't let me forget
I was so wrong
The secret's not worth keeping
I had no faith
That you would still believe
No, now
My heart's in your keeping
Here I am

Missin' you
(Missing you)
Fear in the dark
Stares from my wall
Your eyes in your picture
Won't let me go
If I could remember
How you felt the pain
The king of pretenders
Alone in shame
I was so wrong
The secret's not worth keeping
I had no faith
That you would still believe
No, now
My heart's in your keeping
Here, I am, oh here I am

(Missin' you)
Missing you
Oh I'm (missing you)
You were there, now I'm here
You gave much more than I did
I gave what I had to give
If I could, you know I would
I'd make it up to you
Instead I'm (missin' you)
In the place you used to be
You were lying next to me
Oh I'm missin' you
Oh I'm missin' you

I STAND ALONE
(David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager & Steve Perry)
I know the sound of each rock and stone
I embrace what others fear
You are not to roam in this forgotten place
Just the likes of me welcome here

Everything breathes
And I know each breathe
More than enough for this man

Like every tree stands on its own
Reaching for the sky I stand alone
I share my world with no one else
All by myself, I stand alone

Deep in the darkness my heart
My heart still sees
Everything I'll never be
Behind these eyes I go everywhere
There's no need for sympathy
Everything breathes
And I know each breathe
In my world there's no comprise
Like every tree stands on its own
Oh, reaching for the sky I stand alone
I share my world with no one else
All by myself

Still I will remember
Still I run with you, yeah
And when it's time for you to go
Take me in your heart

Like every tree stands on its own
Oh, reaching for the sky I stand alone
I share my world with no one else

All by myself, I stand alone
All by myself
All by myself
I stand alone

IT WON'T BE YOU
(S. Perry, A. Gurvitz, T. Brock)
Summer's here, now you're gone
I will remember your touch
So my dear, after all
Life still goes on without you

When I think about you
I still get weak
I get weary and I can't sleep
No matter what I try
It won't be you
From that moment, there's been no other
I've tried to find
Another lover
But I know it won't be you
One more time
One more year
We were so good
For so long

Wanting you
Wanting me
September love
Are you there?

IF YOU NEED ME, CALL ME
(S. Perry, G. Krampf, R.M. Haddad, S. Delacy)
She said I want you to understand
I'm not off to someone new
I don't even have one waiting in the wings
So I mean, it's not like we're through
It's just that I'm young and innocent
Ooh, perhaps some space to grow
I've learned from you
I thank you a lot
It's just one of us must go

If you want a love, if you want a love, love
If you need me, call me
I'll be there when you want me girl
I'll be waiting, hoping
With my arms wide open, girl
To tell you the truth, I started to cry
When I heard those words last night
Ooh, then I realized, she had to live
She'd be back if it was right

If you want a love, if you want a love, love
If you need me, call me
I'll be there when you want me girl
I'll be waiting, hoping
With my arms wide open, girl
Liner Notes:

Thanks to:  Columbia Records [Now] Tommy Mottola, Michele Anthony, Don Ienner, Jerry Blair, John Kalodner, Paul Rappaport, Charlie Walk, Lee Leipsner, Elaine Locatelli, Peter Fletcher, Larry Jenkins, David Coleman, Kris Ferraro, Leslie Langlo

Thanks to: Columbia Records [Then] Bruce Lundvall, Walter Yetnikoff, Al Teller, Michael Dilbeck, Don Ellis, Paul Smith, Ron Oberman, Don Vangorp, Shelly Selover, Gail Roverts, Arma Andon, Charlie Coplen

Tape Archive Assistance: Al Quaglieri
Mastering: Sterling Sound Inc., NY by George Marino

Special thanks to everyone who believed in me.

Sincerely,

Steve Perry