Lyrics

Eyes on the Road

I learned to drive a car when I was sixteen years old
In my brother’s beat up old Ford on a deserted back road
Sometimes he’d grab the wheel and say
Boy you’re driving way to fast
Don’t you remember what your mama said

Keep your eyes on the road
Keep your eyes on the road

The day my license arrived I took my girl for a ride
I had the Beach Boys playing on the radio
And the windows rolled down low
When I leaned over to her seat
And I put my hand on her knee
I still remember what see kept telling me

Keep your eyes on the road
Keep your eyes on the road

I’m driving past a big billboard sign
Displaying all the pleasures money can buy
I keep on driving ’til the morning light
I keep my eyes on the price

I keep my eyes on the road
I keep my eyes on the road

From the album "Follow The River"

Along the Line

I was making plans on wrinkled maps
On the hood of a car well I got this far 
Now I need some wings to take me high
‘Cause I’m stuck in the mud halfway paradise

This is just a stop along the line
But I’ll keep going until I find
This place that’s on my mind 
Somewhere along the line

I want to go where the good wind blows
Where I can lay down low and take it slow
Until that lucky storm is gonna rise
To lift me up and get me there on time

This is just a stop along the line
But I’ll keep going until I find
This place that’s on my mind 
Somewhere along the line

Sometimes I feel it all takes to long
I’m in a fast car on a muddy road
The engine about to blow

This is just a stop along the line
But I’ll keep going until I find
This place that’s on my mind
Somewhere along the line

Follow The River

I’m walking between hope and despair
Going ’round in circles, getting nowhere

Well I go with the flow
Anywhere the wind will blow
I roam from town to town
I follow the river down

I’ve been used and bruised and so confused
When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose

Well I go with the flow
Anywhere the wind will blow
I roam from town to town
I follow the river down

I don’t owe nobody anything
It don’t care what tomorrow will bring
I ain’t looking for trouble, trouble finds me
I believe that love sets you free 
The sun’s coming up it’s a brand new day
I pack up my bag I’m on my way

Well I go with the flow
Anywhere the wind will blow
I roam from town to town
I follow the river down

If Nothing Else

You’ve built a wall around you and I can’t get through
It seems the harder the I try the more damage I do
And all of your worries and all of my concerns
It only seems to make things worse

If nothing else
This is what I want to say to you
If nothing else
I hope you to know it’s true
That I, I still love you

Oh it hurts me so to see you like this
Please let me share your load whatever it is
I know you love me
Why don’t we open our hearts now
We can’t go on like this and drag each other down

If nothing else
This is what I want to say to you
If nothing else
I hope you to know it’s true
That I, I still love you

Cold Comfort

Love just faded like a pair of jeans
It wore thin, it came loose at the seams
Now all that’s left is just a pair of rags
Of the best love I ever had

And it’s a cold comfort
An ice cold comfort
To learn that it ain’t no use
Trying to hold on to each other
When love just isn’t true

The record player plays our breakup song
Tuesday’s Gone, Tuesday’s Gone
The train rolls on, on down the line
With memories of you still in my mind

And it’s a cold comfort
An ice cold comfort
To learn that it ain’t no use
Trying to hold on to each other
When love just isn’t true

People say, if this was meant to be
We’d still have chance, you and me
And I won’t say that time is wasted
Your sweet kiss, the best I ever tasted

And it’s a cold comfort
An ice cold comfort
To learn that it ain’t no use
Trying to hold on to each other
When love just isn’t true

Why Don't You Stay

We’re driving home from the airport
You’ve been away so long
When you left the rain came pouring down
Now those dark days are gone
This Romeo, he just kept waiting
Waiting for his Juliet
You make my rusty heart shine
Every time you’re here again

Oh baby why don’t you stay
I want to be with you everyday
The two of us can make this old house such a better place
Oh baby why don’t you stay

When you tell me that you love me
Oh baby that feels so right
I want to hold you forever in my arms
Please don’t leave tonight
I can’t take this much longer
So I’ll ask you one more time
Please put your suitcase down
And leave this travelling life behind

Oh baby why don’t you stay
I want to be with you everyday
The two of us can make this old house such a better place
Oh baby why don’t you stay

Happy Alone

She don’t need no man she’s been there
It wasn’t quite what she thought it would be
Prince charming rode away one  night, like a thief
Now all she wants is to be free
She don’t need no man she’s doing fine on her own
She’s perfectly happy alone
She don’t need no man to hold her hand
She wants to dance and turn the music up loud
She wants to wear that tight skirt when she goes out
And turn the heads of all the boys downtown
She don’ need no man she’s doing fine on her own
She’s perfectly happy alone

She’s got one little boy to take care off
One little boy is enough, she says
He’s everything in the world to her
She gives him all of her love

She don’t need no man she telling all her friends
She’ll never love again
And she’s much better off without that old rat
Oh how he hurt her so bad
She don’t need no man she’s doing fine on her own
She’s perfectly happy alone

My Old Friend

I long to see your smile
If only for a while
And I long to hear your voice
I know I got no choice
Oh I wish I could see you once again
So long my old friend

Do you ever think of me
Do you remember our crazy dreams
That night I held you in my arms
We stayed awake until dawn
Oh I wish I could see you once again
So long my old friend

If just for old time’s sake
We’d be together again for one day
And face those ghosts from the past
To repair what could not last
Oh I wish I could see you once again
So long my old friend

Mean Old World

I’ve been working so hard
Every day and night
Making a living 
Feels a lot like dying
You’re sailing on smoothly
Riding along
Then life throws a curveball
And everything goes wrong

Yeah this mean old world
Can beat you black and blue
Yeah this mean old world
It scars and wounds
I’m so glad that I found you
In this this mean old world
Your love pulls me through

You’re my rock my island
In a sea of change
I know in the end only
Only true love remains
There’s just one thing
That makes this world go round
It’s funny how we keep
Forgetting somehow

Yeah this mean old world
Can beat you black and blue
Yeah this mean old world
It scars and wounds
I’m so glad that I found you
In this this mean old world
Your love pulls me through

747 Blues

I’m in a 747 looking down on the world
I’m in a 747 looking down on the world
I’m half way ‘cross the Atlantic, I’m on my way to see my girl
I’m reading the newspaper, two countries starting another war
I’m reading the newspaper, two countries starting another war
Seems like nothing ever changes and nobody’s keeping score

I’m in a 747 looking down on mother earth
I’m in a 747 looking down on mother earth
Must be a better world somehwere in this whole wide universe

I’m in a 747 looking down on our green globe
I’m in a 747 looking down on our green globe
Looks so quiet and peaceful from up here, there still must be some hope

Any Better

I love my girl and she loves me
She’s all I want she’s everything I need
And I knew since that day I met her
When it comes to lovin’
I won’t find any better

There might be rain the sun might shine
In every life a few dark clouds roll by
When I’m with her I don’t mind the weather
When it comes to lovin’ 

I won’t find any better
Now all you boys look all you like
Just so you know this little girl, she’s mine
She’s gonna stay with me forever
When it comes to lovin’
She won’t find any better

Yes me and her, we’ll always stay together
When it comes to lovin’
We won’t find any better, no no 

© All words and music by Rob Tijink