ALAN MERRILL - "SONGER SINGWRITER" -The Collections, Volume 4 - Lyrics

Lift In Your Life
Straight To My Heart
Who In The World
Let 'Em Roll
Waiting
Miss Cadillac
Timeless Lover
Heaven 'N Hell
Season Of Our Love
Fooling Myself
Number One
Next Time
You Don't Know What You Want
Loving You Like Heaven
Action To Reaction
Move It
Rock Me In Rhythm
She Rocks Me

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"LIFT IN YOUR LIFE"

I'll take you, if you'll go with me
Holiday on the Isle of Capri
We're gonna, live it up
Put an lift in your life
Put a lift in your life

At the cocktail lounge
At the casino
There's no particular place to go
We're gonna live it up

Put a lift in your life
Put a lift in your life

Set up another round of drinks
We're gonna get out tonight
Paint the town some rosy red
I'll take you up
To the bright bright lights

Put a lift in your life
Put a lift in your life

You're so pretty
My wolf eyed girl
I want to show you
The whole wide world
We're gonna live it up

Put a lift in your life
Put a lift in your life

Set up another round of drinks
We're gonna get out tonight
Paint the town some rosy red
I'll take you up
To the bright bright lights

Put a lift in your life
Put a lift in your life

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"STRAIGHT TO MY HEART"

Here she comes again
Walkin' down the street
Two Tone hair a-blowin' in the wind
Don't she look sweet?
Every time I see that girl
It tears me apart
She must be from another world
It goes straight to my heart
Straight to my heart

There she goes again
With her head held high
I can see her playing with me
Sparkling with those eyes
Makes me feel like a schoolboy
Carrot before the cart
Always flirty and kind of coy
It goes straight to my heart
Straight to my heart

When she's walking down the street
She's the height of fashion
And the flames lick bitter sweet
Curling in arcs of passion
Lifting me up into her heat

She can make it look easy
'Cos she takes it so welll
I can feel a taut string tension in me
Only time will tell
If this line she's been shooting
Keeps us being apart
She pulls back and she fires again

Straight to my heart
Straight to my heart
Straight to my heart
Straight to my heart

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"WHO IN THE WORLD"

I don't want to go out these days, no,
If I can't go out with you, baby
Something's been troubling me
Making me blue
You've got me wondering
I'm wondering who

Who in the world am I
To you?

There ain't a reason I can see, no,
Why you can't be here with me, baby
I've got to know where I stand
I can't take a fall
I just want to be your man
Baby that's all
So who in the world
Am I to you?

Something's been troubling me
Making me blue
You've got me wondering
I'm wondering who
Who in the world am I
Just give me a clue

Who in the world am I
To you?

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"LET EM ROLL"

I think today is my lucky day
Wind of fortune blowing down my way
I'm getting off on a winning streak
I'm on a run, I can't be beat this week

Seven come eleven now
Yeah put em up and knock 'em down
Said the dealer's going to fold
I'm a gambling man
With an ace in the hole

(Let 'em roll), Let 'em roll (Let 'em roll)
I'm too hot to get cold
(Let 'em roll down streets of gold)

I'm a king of casino
I won a horse and a key to the bordello
I'm so hot you can smell the smoke
Get too close, you're bound to end up broke

Hey, you better deal me in
Got a blackjack says I win
I don't sidestep or caracole
I'm a gambling man
with an ace in the hole
(Let 'em roll), Let 'em roll (Let 'em roll)
I'm too hot to get cold
(Let 'em roll down streets of gold)

Seven come eleven now
Yeah put em up and knock 'em down
Yeah the dealer's going to fold
I'm a gambling man
With an ace in the hole

(Let 'em roll), Let 'em roll (Let 'em roll)
I'm too hot to get cold
(Let 'em roll down streets of gold)

Let 'em roll (let 'em roll)
When you're hot you're hot
(Let 'em roll)
I'm on fire!
Let 'em roll!

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"WAITING"

Staying at home
In the afternoon
I miss my baby so bad
All alone and the streets are bare
Nobody's home

I've been waiting
But it don't rain
Oh, why don't it rain?
I've been waiting
Let it come on down
That'll ease my pain
'Til she comes back again

Autumn leaves, they're all falling down
She left in mid July
Ain't seen my baby and it's been so long
And I'm trying to pass the time

I've been waiting
But it don't rain
Oh, why don't it rain?
I've been waiting
Let it come on down
That'll ease my pain
'Til she comes back again

I've been waiting
But it don't rain
Oh why don't it rain?
I've been waiting
Let it come on down
That'll ease my pain
' Til she comes back again
'Til she comes back again
'Til she comes back again
I've been waiting, I've been waiting
Waiting, waiting waiting

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"MISS CADILLAC"


Oh your headlight eyes
How they paralyze
Yes they do
I can see your hot
Erotic point of view
Yes I do

So get ready
Miss Cadillac
I'm gonna rock you
Like a heart attack
My teenage dream
Yeah!


Cross the beach of smoke
Through all these jokes
I'll drive your car
You're so pink I shout
Pout and roll you out
Show you,
Dance bizarre

So get ready
Miss Cadillac
I'm gonna rock you
Like a heart attack
My teenage dream
Rock!

So get ready
Miss Cadillac
I'm gonna rock you
Like a heart attack
My teenage dream
So get ready
Miss Cadillac
I'm gonna rock you
Like a heart attack
My teenage dream
Yeah!

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"TIMELESS LOVER"

If baby is a rebel in ruby
I'll throw it into her flame
Star is what she is to me
There's heaven in her name

I wanna touch
I want so much
To have a timeless lover
Under kisses cover
We'll sail the stormy seas
I want a timeless lover
I won't need another
Across eternity

Now I'm gonna rock her steady
Like the waves upon the shore
I'm gonna roll her fantasies
Right out on the floor

I wanna touch
I want so much
To have a timeless lover
Under kisses cover
We'll sail the stormy seas
I want a timeless lover
I won't need another
Across eternity

I wanna touch
I want so much
To have a timeless lover
Under kisses cover
We'll sail the stormy seas
I want a timeless lover
I won't need another
Across eternity
I want a timeless lover
I need a timeless lover


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"HEAVEN N HELL"

She's like a bolt of lightning
The way she struck me down
I was electrified by sheer dynamite
My head was spinnin' around
I never did hear a word she said
My heart was beating so loud

Ooh, little Heaven N Hell
Knocked me right off of my feet
Ooh, little Heaven N Hell
Is deadly but it tastes so sweet
Tastes so sweet

I never saw it comin'
It took me by surprise
She was everything that I'd ever dreamed
Could nor believe my eyes
I had to fill the need in me
She had me hypnotized

Ooh, little Heaven N Hell
Knocked me right off of my feet
Ooh, little Heaven N Hell
Is deadly but it tastes so sweet
Tastes so sweet

I never did hear a word she said
My heart was beating so loud

Ooh, little Heaven N Hell
Knocked me right off of my feet
Ooh, Heaven, Hell
Is deadly but it tastes so sweet
Tastes so sweet
Ooh, is she heaven or hell?
You never can tell
Is she, heaven or hell?
It tastes so sweet
As I walk along this road of live
First comes the honey
And then comes the knife
Heaven N Hell


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"SEASON OF OUR LOVE"

It's the season of our love
Fresh as spring the whole year through
You make all my wildest dreams come true
It's the season of our love
In a summer soft caress
I find something new in every kiss
Without you, stars would fall
And the sky would lose it's blue

No it's not the little things
You always do for me
Though I never ask you to
It's the magic in the way you tell me
Baby, I'll always be in love with you

It's the season of our love
Fresh as spring the whole year through
You make all my wildest dreams
Come true

Without you, stars would fall
And the sky would lose it's blue

No it's not the little things
You always do for me
Though I never ask you to
It's the magic in the way you tell me
Baby, I'll always be in love with you


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"FOOLING MYSELF"


Treading so carefully
I was watching my step
Every inch of the way
Making my mind up
What to do with that woman
Can't let her slip away
Lonely days, and lonely nights
All by myself, surely this ain't right
Gotta find me a better plan
Before she gets herself another man

I was fooling myself
Fooling myself
I was fooling myself
And now another day's gone by
I still ain't got you, baby
Another day's gone by I still ain't got you

Taking no chance
Ain't gonna lose in this race
She knows there's something I got
I can see it by the look on her face
I make her smile she makes me laugh a lot
Closing in, I'm moving fast
Chasing that woman, now she's free at last
Can't give it up and I don't wanna try
I feel so good that I could touch the sky

I was fooling myself
Fooling myself
I was fooling myself
And now another day's gone by
I still ain't got you, baby
Another day's gone by I still ain't got you

One more day's gone by
Driving you away from me
One more day's gone by
Telling me you want to be free

I was fooling myself (fooling myself)
Fooling myself (fooling myself
I was fooling myself (fooling myself babe)
And now another day's gone by
I still ain't got you, baby
Another day's gone by I still ain't got you


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"NUMBER ONE"

If you see her through
She'll give her heart to you
If you see her through
Why kick a stone?
No one should be alone
Why kick a stone?

You can be anything
My moon and sun
Number one
You're my number one
My number one

My love is true
And I'll always be with you
'Cos my love is true
I cant pretend
And I'll be there 'til the end
'Cos I don't pretend

You can be anything
My moon and sun
Number one
You're my number one
My number one


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"NEXT TIME"

I've been thinking for the past few days
About you and me baby (baby)
And it hurts me that I've got to set you free, now baby (baby)
I don't wanna cut you loose
But the rope has turned into a noose

Next time, I'm gonna
Next time I'm gonna be sure
Girl's gonna love me more than I love her
When I love her, baby I'm gonna
Next time I'm gonna be sure, girl's gonna love me more

You were trying to see how far you could take me
How far could I go now? (go now)
Avoiding and confusing me
When I was wanting you so now (so now)
Remember the good times we had
But don't forget the way it all went bad

Next time, I'm gonna
Next time I'm gonna be sure
Girl's gonna love me more than I love her
When I love her, baby I'm gonna
Next time I'm gonna be sure, girl's gonna love me more

And she'll hold me, squeeze me
Never tease me, always please me
Ah, remember the good times we had
But don't forget the way it all went bad

Next time, I'm gonna
Next time I'm gonna be sure
Girl's gonna love me more than I love her
When I love her, baby I'm gonna
Next time I'm gonna be sure, girl's gonna love me more than I
Next time I'm gonna be sure
It's got to be that way And all I gotta say
is bye bye baby
You're history


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"YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU WANT"


You Don't Know What You Want
Tell me I'll give it to you
You Don't Know What You Want
And I don't know what to do

Baby come on and tell me
If what our friends are saying is true
Why don't you just walk away
It seems the only thing left to do
Why don't you talk to me?

You Don't Know What You Want
Tell me I'll give it to you
You Don't Know What You Want
And I don't know what to do

Crying your eyes out
Tears are falling every place
I still can't figure out
That strange look on your face
Why don't you talk to me?
Baby you don't know what you want

Baby come on and tell me
If what our friends are saying is true
Why don't you just walk away
It seems the only thing left to do
Why don't you talk to me?

Why don't you talk to me?
Why don't you talk to me?

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"LIKE HEAVEN"

I've told you before
There's nobody else
Can make me feel
So good about myself
You give me something
That sets me free
Ever since love's
Got a hold on me

And all I want to do
Is be close to you
I get high on your love
(on your love)

Don't ever stop
What you're doing to me
Loving you is like heaven
We're climbing the stairway
to ecstasy
Loving you is like heaven

I'm taking my time
I ain't in a hurry
We're gonna make it happen
here tonight
I wanna be with you
It won't be wrong
I'm gonna rock you
All night long

There's no one in the world
Who can love you
Like I, I do
(I do)

Don't ever stop what you're doing to me
Loving you is like heaven
We're climbing the stairway
to ecstasy
Loving you is like heaven

You're my angel
And I love you so
There's nothing in the world
That can change how I feel about you
Always
When I kiss you
There's so much more
Than I've ever felt before
And the feeling's getting stronger
Everyday

There's no one in the world
Who can love you
Like I, I do
(I do)

Don't ever stop what you're doing to me
Loving you is like heaven
We're climbing the stairway
to ecstasy
Loving you is like heaven

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"ACTION TO REACTION"

When I feel the heat now, baby
Of you next to me
You've got me wrapped up
My body's beat
Into ecstasy
We've got the right combination
Always a sweet sensation

Action to reaction
What makes your fire burn ?
Action to reaction
Every where we go
Every way we turn

When we're rockin' hard in rhythm
(we're rockin' hard)
Or you move me slow
I wanna be right there
With you baby
(I wanna be there)
Whenever you want some more
My pounding heart must agree
'Bout the force of our energy

Action to reaction
What makes your fire burn ?
Action to reaction
Every where we go
Every place I turn

Action to reaction
What makes your fire burn....
(Repeat chorus)

Action
Reaction
I like it like you lick it
You lick it like I like it
You lick it like I like it
I like it like you lick it

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"MOVE IT"

You take it to the streets
And know that you're the action
You're always dressed to thill
And be the main attraction
It's not the way that you walk
Or how you talk that cute baby talk

Most of all I go wild
When you move it, baby
Hey little rock n roll child
When you move it, you drive me crazy

I wonder how it feels
To be your object of desire
I watch you kicking up your heels
And understand your kind of fire
I wanna be the one
"Cos you sure look like
Some kind of fun

Most of all I go wild
When you move it, baby
Hey little rock n roll child
When you move it, you drive me crazy

It's not the way that you walk
Or how you talk that cute baby talk
Most of all I go wild
When you move it, baby
Hey little rock n roll child
When you move it, you drive me crazy
I go wild, move it baby
Hey little rock n roll child
When you move it
You drive me crazy
When you move it
You move it so good

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"ROCK ME IN RHYTHM"

I can't believe that you're mine now baby
It's too good to be true, oh yeah
The way you never make me worry
And I love the things that you do
When you hold me
And you squeeze me
Tell me that you need me
The way that I need you

Whenever you rock me
Rock me in rhythm,
Roll me up in your melody
Rock me rock me in rhythm
Sing out that sweet harmony

We've got a wild thing going
It's never better or worse, oh no!
The river of love just keeps on flowing
As strong as it was at the first
When I want you
I just call you
For a lover's rendezvous
And you come right on through, yeah

Whenever you rock me
Rock me in rhythm,
Roll me up in your melody
Rock me rock me in rhythm
Sing out that sweet harmony

When you hold me
And you squeeze me
Tell me that you need me
The way that I need you

Whenever you rock me
Rock me in rhythm,
Roll me up in your melody
Come on and rock me rock me in rhythm
Sing out that sweet harmony

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"SHE ROCKS ME"

She is my inspiration
I can't live without her
She gives me strength to face the day
And through the darkest times
When I'm feeling low down
I know that our love's gonna find a way

'Cos when she rocks me
All night long
When she rocks me
We can't do no wrong

My whole world is turning around her
She's all the I need
It's how I dreamed it would be
And now that I found somebody
With love that is true
Ain't gonna let no one take it from me

'Cos when she rocks me
All night long
When she rocks me
We can't do no wrong

There's never been better days
No hotter nights
I've never found better ways
Of feeling all right

When she rocks me
It's all night long
When she rocks me
We can't do no wrong
When she rocks me
It's all night long
When she rocks me
We can't do no wrong
When she rocks rocks me
When she rocks me
When she rocks me
When she rocks me
When she rocks me
When she rocks me


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- All songs composed by Alan Merrill (ASCAP) except where indicated.

----- ALAN MERRILL

SONGER SINGWRITER

The Collections, Volume 4

1. Lift In Your Life (Alan Merrill)
2. Straight To My Heart (Alan Merrill)
3. Who In The World (Alan Merrill)
4. Let 'Em Roll (Alan Merrill)
5. Waiting (Alan Merrill)
6. Miss Cadillac (Alan Merrill)
7. Timeless Lover (Alan Merrill)
8. Heaven N Hell (Alan Merrill)
9. Season Of Our Love (Alan Merrill)
10. Fooling Myself (Alan Merrill / Steve Gould)
11. Number One (Alan Merrill)

Bonus tracks
12. Next Time (Alan Merrill)
13. You Don't Know What You Want (Alan Merrill)
14. Loving You Like Heaven (Alan Merrill)
15. Action To Reaction (Alan Merrill)
16. Move It (Alan Merrill)
17. Rock Me In Rhythm (Alan Merrill)
18. She Rocks me (Alan Merrill)

~ The Story ~

This album is the fourth in a series of Alan Merrill collections, the first being “The Face Of 69, Volume 1” which was released in 2010.
Volume 2 was released in 2011 titled "Numbers" and Volume 3 titled "Snakes and Ladders" was released in 2012.
This is Volume 4 of the collections and the core band on the body of the album is a small group.
Steve Holley on drums and percussion. Jon Gordon plays solos and some tasty licks on 4 songs. Jan Tilley and Amy Madden add harmonies.
Alan Merrill plays and sings the rest of the parts.
The bonus tracks are all unique tracks, never before released versions of songs
that have previously been released by Alan Merrill.
This is a diverse album and covers many musical genres showing this artist's versatility and the broad scope of his talent. -

Van Walker, Jan. 2013

Alan Merrill photo by Puma Perl- December 2012 Otto's, Manhattan, lower east side NYC

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ALAN MERRILL, SONGER SINGWRITER, THE COLLECTIONS Vol. 4

The Cast:

Alan Merrill, lead vocals, 6 and 12 string electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, keyboards, percussion

Additional players:

Drums - Steve Holley / Bonus tracks- Pete Phipps, Trevor Spencer and Jimmy Wilcox

Bass (bonus tracks) –Dave Glover, Don Kisselbach

Guitars – Jon Gordon / Bonus tracks- Terry Taylor, Alan Tarney

Keyboards – Bonus tracks - Benjy King

Harmony vocals – Amy Madden, Jan Tilley, Don Kisselbach, Jimmy Wilcox, Fiona, Benjy King.

Engineers – Jon Gordon, Frank Garfi, Joe Johnson, Dave Still and more. Mastering- Jon Gordon

Studios – Jon Gordon Music, Studio 900, Stone Room Studios, Riverside, Iguane and more. Executive producer & production– Alan Merrill

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Photos below

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(Above) Alan Merrill photo by Andrea Watts at the Mercury Lounge NYC

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Alan Merrill with Steve Holley photo at BB King's, NY

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Alan Merrill cartoon by Music Star magazine, UK 1975.

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Alan Merrill cartoon by Music Star magazine. UK 1975

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Alan Merrill photo by Len Delessio 2011 NYC

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Alan Merrill photo by Len Delessio 2011 NYC.

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"Thank you to all the talented artists who contributed to this project!"

Alan Merrill, Amy Madden, Jon Gordon, Jan Tilley.

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