Oh Sherrie
I Believe
Go Away
Foolish Heart
It's Only Love
She's Mine
You Should Be Happy
Running Alone
Captured By The Moment
Strung Out

Bonus Tracks
Previously Unreleased*
My My My*
Harmony*
Makes No Difference*
Don't Tell Me Why You're Leaving
If Only for the Moment, Girl

Title: STREET TALK
Artist: STEVE PERRY
Release: April 1984
Label: COLUMBIA
Affiliate: UNITED STATES

Previously Released as:
CK/CT 67849
Various Publishers:
Street Talk Tunes (ASCAP)
MCA Music Publishing (ASCAP)
California Phase Publishing (ASCAP)
Pants Down Music (BMI)
Phosphene Music (BMI)
Full Keel Music (ASCAP)
John Bettis Music (ASCAP)
Billym Music (BMI)
Copyright: © 1984 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Producer: Steve Perry

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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
 
I BELIEVE
(Steve Perry, Randy Goodrum)
If you feel, love's an illusion
I won't hold you down
Do you feel, you're lost in confusion
With no hope to be found
 
Stop before you start believin'
That all our hope is gone
Cause I know there's a reason
To why we're holdin' on
 
And when you walked into my life I realized
Oh no one else took me by surprise
 
(I believe) I believe you
(You want it too) oh you want it
(You'll know the way) know the way
Yes the way I feel and I care
(Someday) oh yes I care
(Know the truth) I believe
(I believe) I believe in me and you
 
It's a strange situation
We can work it out
With love's blind determination
There can be no doubt
 
Well I know there's a solution
Right here in our hands
Then the lonely, lonely hours we've wasted
Won't be back again
 
And when you walked into my life I realized
No one else took me by surprise, I believe
 
(chorus twice)
 
Believe it
 
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
 
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
 
IT'S ONLY LOVE
(Steve Perry, Randy Goodrum)
Oh you, broke an old tradition
Gave in to the flame
You tell me I'm the reason
You tell me I'm to blame
You're sorry for the evening
But nothing's wrong
 
It's only love, it's only love
It's only love, it's only love
 
I, don't need this condemnation
There's no room for mistakes
There's no time for forgiveness
It's written on your face
But girl I'm only human
Oh you should know
 
It's only love, it's only love
It's only love, it's only love
 
So let's turn it around
Start working it out
We should try, our love is so strong
 
We've got nowhere to go
It's right here we belong
We should try looking back again
 
Oh I, opened up your letter
I can't believe my eyes
You said I should know better
But I have no alibis
No, no...no!
 
Then they play, then they play, then they play
Yes they play, then they play
 
Only love, only love
Oh it's only love, only love
It's only love, it's only love
Oh it's only love, it's only love
 
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
 
YOU SHOULD BE HAPPY
(Steve Perry, Randy Goodrum)
Voices in the dead of night
Whisper words of loneliness it's true
Footsteps echo down the hall
Coming ever closer is it you
It's not fair for mortal man
To put up with this pain, I'm goin' through
 
You should be happy
Now you're on your own
You should be happy
Now you're on your own
 
If I could walk through that door
I'd leave behind these broken memories
Trapped inside this empty room
Desperation closing in on me
If I had your heart of stone
I could break these chains
And I'd be free
 
You should be happy
Now you're on your own
You should be happy
Now you're on your own
 
I could be happy,
I could be happy, someday
If you would have tried
If you hadn't lied
We'd never be alone again
 
Happy
No you're on your own
Happy
Yes, you're on your own
You should be happy
Now you're on your own
Happy
Oh yes, you're on your own
But, now I'm happy
Now I'm on my own
Happy
 
RUNNING ALONE
(Steve Perry, John Bettis)
Looking down I watch the night
Running from the sun
Orphan stars and city lights
Fading one by one
Oh sweet memories
I call on you now
 
Two too many hearts been broke
Along this lonely road
Steel grey eyes can shine the lies
Until they look like gold
Cold city sidewalks can turn your heart to stone
The street won't defeat me
Cause I've got the will I'll survive
I don't mind runnin' alone
 
I believe that every soul
Has a song to sing
The spirit's locked in every man
Waiting for a wing
Oh so much is wasted
And oh so little used
The trick of the dreamer
Is keeping yourself from the blues
And I don't mind runnin'
 
Everyone's a hero
If you want to be
Everyone's a prisoner
Holding their own key
Every step I take
In every move I make
Always one step closer
I don't mind runnin' alone
 
Laughing children echo down
The concrete alleyways
Oh their voices
Calling, calling, calling yesterday
Oh sweet memories
Returning to me now
When young eyes saw clearly
 
(chorus)
 
CAPTURED BY THE MOMENT
(Steve Perry, Randy Goodrum)
Where did he go
The man who said, I have a dream
Where have they gone
The four who sang, to let it be
Jackie's alone
She lost him one November day
L.A. motel
One sad mistake took Sam away
 
Oh remember then, remember when
Captured by the moment
In the magic of a yesterday
Captured by the moment
And I hope it never fades away
Sweet Janis cried
Lord won't you buy a Benz for me
Jimmy was right
Castles made of sand slip to the sea
 
Oh remember then, remember when
Captured by the moment
In the magic of a yesterday
Captured by the moment
And I hope it never fades away
Captured by the moment
Oh in the magic of a yesterday
 
Otis replied
A little tenderness we got to try
One open door
He tried to set the night on fire
 
Captured by the moment
In the magic of yesterday
Captured by the moment
And I hope it never fades away
Captured by the moment
Oh in the magic of a yesterday
 
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
 
MY, MY, MY*
(Steve Perry, Craig Krampf, Richard Michaels Haddad, Steve DeLacey)
My, my, my, my yeah
My, my, my, my yeah
I've got somethin' for you, yeah
You've got somethin' for me, oh
Let's put 'em together, oh yeah, oh
 
Ooh, I want you to squeeze me
Come on and hold me
Oh, baby, oh
My, my, my, my yeah
My, my, my, my yeah
 
Woo, come on and feel me, baby
Yeah, yeah, I wanna hold you
Come on and, oh
 
My, my, my, my yeah (oh)
My, my, my, my yeah (oh)
My, my, my, my yeah
 
HARMONY*
(Steve Perry)
If there's songs to sing
Give them everything
Let your spirit rise away
 
If there's words to say
In a special way
I gotta say, oh yeah
Oh, yeah
 
Ooh, yeah, special kind of love
Ooh, yeah, la la la la
La la la la
La la la la la
 
La la la la
La la la la
La la la la la
 
Words and melody
Live in harmony, oh yeah
Oh, yeah
 
Ooh, yeah, special kind of love
Ooh, yeah, la la la la
La la la la
La la la la la
 
Ooh, la la la la
La la la la
La la la la la
 
It's the love you give, you get
It's the smile you smile
Will live in your eyes for all to see
You just can't hide it
Can't hide it
 
When you're feeling, feeling good
Smilin' faces, warm embraces
Stray from heaven for you, for you
 
Ooh, yeah, special kind of love
Ooh, yeah, special kind of love
 
MAKES NO DIFFERENCE*
(Steve Perry, Craig Krampf, Richard Michaels Haddad, Steve DeLacey)
You got that somethin' I really need
And it's burnin' me deep inside
And I needed someone like you
You kept me warm
 
I know just how I want to love
Someone like you, baby
There's a sweet right to the bone
And I love to feel you, baby
 
I get excited
Ooh, just to be with you
Come on baby
Whoa, whoa
 
Don't make no difference
What you said to me
Yeah, yeah, said you want me
But that you got to be free, oh
I'm running
Running from love
 
Squeezin' tight, you feel so good
Holdin' on to you
When I needed to turn you on
Squeezin' me through and through
Like the time I said to you
Yeah, yeah
 
I get excited
Ooh, to be with you
Come on baby
Whoa, whoa
 
Don't make no difference
What you said to me, yeah
Yeah, said you want me
But that you got to be free
I'm running
Running from love
 
I get excited
Ooh, just to be with you
Come on baby
Whoa, whoa
 
Don't make no difference
What you said to me, oh
Said that you want me
But that you got to be free
I'm running, oh
Running from love
 
DON'T TELL ME WHY YOU'RE LEAVING
(Steve Perry, Danny Kortchmar, Craig Krampf)
Whoa, I've been tryin'
To talk to you
But there's no one home
Girl, I've been tryin'
To get closer
Ooh, but I'm tryin' alone
 
So when you hit me with your danger smile
Try to play me for a fool
I know you're lyin', baby
That's your style
But I'm not playing by those rules
 
Now I know our love is faded
Oh, like the end of lonely days
It's our love we should be savin'
No, instead we're slippin' away
 
Think you two-time me with your double talk
And you expect me to believe it, oh
Before you pack your bags and take a walk
Just one more time I've gotta say
 
Don't tell me why you're leaving
I don't wanna know
Don't tell me why you're leaving
Just, just, just, just, just, just, just let me go
 
Whoa, you hit me with your danger smile
Tried to play me for a fool
I know you're lyin', baby
That's your style
I'm not playin' by those rules
 
So don't tell me why you're leaving
I don't wanna know
Don't tell me why you're leaving
Just, just, just, just, just, just, just let me go
 
Now, now, wait, wait a minute now, hold on
You said what? Where now? With who? What?
You talkin' to me?
Woman, watch out, watch out, watch your mouth, girl
Watch what you're saying!
Watch out, watch out, watch out
Don't, don't, don't, don't you tell me
 
Oh, don't tell me why you're leaving
I don't wanna know
No, don't tell me why you're leaving
Just, just, just, just, just, just, just up and go
 
IF ONLY FOR THE MOMENT GIRL
(Steve Perry, Randy Goodrum)
I'm happy to just to see you here
If only for the moment, girl
Why do you seem so sincere
Don't tell me you're unhappy, girl
 
Honey, you don't need nobody
You've got another place to stay
Oh, you don't need nobody
Is it another sad mistake
 
I wish that we could fall again
If only for the moment, girl
It's not easy to pretend
I see your eyes
They show it, girl
 
No, you don't need nobody
You've got another place to stay
Oh, no you don't need nobody
Is it another sad mistake
Sad mistake, sad mistake
 
Oh, stay with me awhile
Oh, if only for the moment girl
Please, won't you lie to me
Oh, if only for the moment, girl
Stay, stay, stay
Oh, if only for the moment, girl
Won't you believe in your man
Oh, if only for the moment, girl
 
Oh, if only for the moment, girl
Oh, will you believe, believe in your man
Oh, if only for the moment, girl
 
Street Talk Liner Notes:

Echo Chamber #5 from Capitol Studios.  Thank you Pat Weber, John Sands, Jeff and Bob

We couldn't have had the echo without The Media South District, Switch Services South of Pacific Bell.  Thank you Darrell Allison, William Munn, Tony Ganzalis, June Hall, Miguel Lee, Ray Koyanagi, and all the people in the trenches.

Special Thanks to Vavou & Rose, Mom and Dad, Sherrie, Toshka & Tonja, The San Joaquin Valley From Which All Things Come, Judy Ross at BBP, Throne Nogar and John Fiore of the fabulous Annex, Al Teller, Larrie "Do You Wanna See My Socks" Londin, Ron Oberman, Bob "No Respect" Glaub, Michael Dilbeck, Bill "We'll Fix It In The Video" Cuomo, Perry Oretzky, Mike "Downstairs" Landau, Randy "Just What I'm Worth Or Nothing" Goodrum, Marion Bukrinsky, Guido, Lee Phillips, Niko "Good Things Won't Hurt You" Bolas, Gary Mallaber, WB Amigo, Brian Garafalo, Richard "Trust Me" Bosworth, Ray Gomez, "The King of A & R" Andy Newmark, Austin Godsey for the Joke Books & Alvin, Craig Krampf & Family, Billy Steele, Josh Leo, Timmy Schmidt for the precious mixing time, Marie, Steve Goldstein, Kevin "Western Avenue" McCormick, and of course, Dewey "Stevie Baby" Bunnell, Achilies for his food & jokes, The staff at Nightmare, Last but not least, The Sullies of Lemo.  Steve Douglas appears courtesy of Fantasy Records.

Thank you Val Garay, Debbie, Denny, Bob, Duane & Danny

This Album is dedicated to Richard Michaels & Steve Potter

Thanks to All,