MIDNIGHT SON

It must be love   (Eric Andersen & Artie Funaro)    [Albums: Midnight Son, single—Must Be Love, Exile (Japan & 2000)]

It must be love
How did I know
It must be love
Because I had to let go
I know, I know, I know

It took so long
To know what I wanted
It took so long
To feel what I feel
This time –

It must be love
How did I know
It must be love
Because I told myself so
Your love,
Is the only way ...

‘Cause I was so closed
And so unhappy
You were the one
Who open up my life
This time –

It must be love
How did I know
It must be love
Because I had to let go
Your love,
Why it’s the only way

It must be love
How did I know
It must be love
Because I told myself so
Your love,
Is the only way to go
I know, I know, I know
It’s the only way I know

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Rock 'n roll woman   (Eric Andersen & Zona Dentan)   [Albums: Midnight Son, single—MustBeLove, Live at the Mudd Club]

Chorus:
   Rock 'n roll woman
   Rock 'n roll man
   You do what you wanna
   Yes, you do what you can
   You do what you wanna
   You do what you can
   I do what I wanna
   With my rock 'n' roll band

Rock 'n roll woman
Don't know what you're thinkin'
It don't really matter
Don't care what you're drinkin'
Rock 'n roll woman
Ain't no flies on you
Nobody is gonna
Tell you what to do

Chorus

Rock 'n roll woman
Can't keep you around
I go lookin' for you
You're out on the town
You know how to read me
Yes, you know how to please me
But most of the time, though
You just wanna tease me

Rock 'n roll woman
Rock 'n roll man
You do what you wanna
Yes, you do what you can
(Do what you wanna, woman)
Do what you can
I do what I wanna
Cause I'm a rock 'n roll man

Rock 'n roll woman
Rock 'n roll man
I do what I wanna
Cause I'm a rock 'n roll man!

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Midnight son  (Eric Andersen)    [Albums: Midnight Son, Exile (Japan & EA2000), Live at the Mudd Club]

How gentle is the night
It never gets dark at all
Even if you stumble, man
They never let you fall
The light is pure as the water
In the fjord
And no line separates
The sealine from the shore

Chorus:
   But it's only dark at midnight
   When it comes
   There must be a reason
   And it must be fate
   It must be fate that
   I'm the only one
   Yes, it must be fate that I'm the
   Midnight son!

There seems to be too much
Trouble every where
It's in the papers — I can feel
It in the air
Some are helpless and they
Turn to Jesus
They never knew —
That the Indians would leave us!

Chorus

My woman, she's exhausted
From the flight
She just can't seem to
Understand the light
She's dreamin; now of all
She left behind
But I swear her soul,
Her soul is due to still arrive

Chorus

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Walked out the door   (Eric Andersen)   [Albums: Midnight Son, Exile (2000)]

When you walked out the door
Well, I was cryin' for more
Well no, I couldn't believe you'd get up and
Just leave me alone
I'm drinkin' shots at the bar
Tequila — woman you are
Yes, I need some advice, someone nice,
With some love in their heart

We weren't talkin' too much
We must have got out of touch
So I'm lettin' you know,
I'm just slow, so don't ask me too much
Just like we never had met
There's nothin' more to be said
If you can't get what you want
You better learn how to take
What you get

Chorus:
   And just as quick as the
   Way that we parted
   The speed I could never have guessed
   Was as quick as the way that we started
   That's the way I remember you best

We really did it this time
You can't fault us for tryin'
Well, there's some things in this life you must keep
And some things leave behind
We got nothin' to do
We got nothin' to prove
And if there's nothin' worth winnin'
Sometimes it's just better to lose

I'm gonna call an old flame
I won't mention her name
And I'll stop losin' my mind
Tryin' to figure out who was to blame
I;m gonna make a new plan
And get me out of this jam
And I'll stop tryin' to explain
Everything that I don't understand

Chorus

When you walked out the door
Well, I was cryin' for more
Well no, I couldn't believe you'd get up and
Just leave me alone
I'm drinkin' shots at the bar
Tequila — woman you are
Yes, I need some advice, someone nice,
With some love in their heart

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Picture in my heart  (Eric Andersen)    [Albums: Midnight Son, Exile (Japan & 2000)]

First time I looked into your eyes
Was like I'd known you all my life
You let me look so deeply in your heart
I just wanted to talk to you
Hear what my heart already knew
Keep you and protect you all my life

Your humor's like a sunny day
It always blows the clouds away
Nothin' here with you could ever feel that sad
You taught me how to lighten up
How not to die when things got rough
Nothin' here on earth can ever feel that bad

Chorus:
   I love you baby, you're the one
   You know I loved you more than once
   A gypsy said she read it in my stars
   It was in another life before
   When we met, I knew I couldn't
   Search no more
   I held you like a picture in my heart

Your kindness always teaches me
Your thoughtfulness amazes me
To think of others before thinkin' of yourself
You taught me kindness, in the end
Gives you strength and it wins you friends
That's the only way you'll ever really love

And as the dawn's about to start
The birds'll sing and the dogs will bark
You worked so very hard for everything you see
The atmosphere is charged with life
And just before the dog barks twice
You're the nicest thing that I've ever seen

Chorus

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Norway  (Eric Andersen)    [Albums: Midnight Son]

Went to a gig out on the other shore
Some people were nasty but that's allright
Words were drawin' blood
There were ghosts on the road
We're tired of these people
We're been drivin' all night to —

Chorus:
   Norway
   You've got a special place
   Beneath my skin
   You feel like a river
   You must be the river
   You got to be the river —
   I think I hear you
   Comin' like the wind

When we crossed the border
We were yellin' — hooray
We were tired we were thirsty
We had nothin' to drink
As far as we knew
It was the 17th of May
We just got out of there
By the skin of our teeth, to —

Chorus

Somethin' deep inside me
Almost deep as my dreams
Has haunted my blood
And conquered my mind
The children are laughin
The old lovers still cry
But no one is afraid
To look in your eyes in —

Chorus

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All songs by Eric Andersen except where noted.
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Last revised: Jan 2007.