Never Giving Up On You
Words and Music by Ryan G. Lane Copyright 1999. All Rights reserved.


Verse 1:
I walked the streets alone last night
     in silent misery
Beneath the glow of street lights
     shadows where you used to be
Remember what we used to do
     the things you used to say
I just can't believe that now
     your feeling's gone away

Look deep inside your heart, girl,
     I know that it's still there
Losing a Love like ours
     You know it wouldn't be fair
In my dreams still holding you
     And taste your lips so sweet
Please say that sometimes now
     that you still think of me

Chorus:
But I'm. . .
Never Giving Up on You
     For all eternity I'll wait for you
Never Giving Up on You
     Hold me now, like you used to do
Never Giving Up on You
     Destiny speaks of me and you
Never Giving Up on You
     Why won't you let this dream come true
Never Giving Up on You
So tell me now, that you won't give up on me, too

Verse 2:
Every night last Autumn, You know,
     We walked hand in hand
I spent a cold and lonely Winter
     when you made it end
Remember how you held me tight
     said you didn't want to leave
Then suddenly you told me
     that we could never be

You were always there for me
     And I was there for you
You know you'll never find someone
     Who treats you like I do
Sooner or later, girl,
     I know that you will see
You and me together
     Is how it's meant to be

SOLO

Bridge:
I see a face in the shadows, alone in the night
And I wonder -- Could it be you?
So take a step forward, into the light
Let's make right now like we used to do
Please let things be like they used to be
When we're together, no one's happier, you see
No matter what you say or what you do
I'm Never Giving Up on You
Noooo!

Verse 3:
You took something wonderful
     and ended it so fast
Why did you turn my heart into
     so much broken glass?
In my dreams still holding you
     and taste your lips so sweet
Please say that sometimes now
     that you still think of me

Chorus 2:
But I'm. . .
Never Giving Up on You
     For all eternity I'll wait for you
Never Giving Up on You
     Hold me now, like you used to do
Never Giving Up on You
     Destiny speaks of me and you
Never Giving Up on You
     Why won't you let this dream come true
Never Giving Up on You
So tell me now, that you won't give up on us, too       

REPEAT CHORUS


Lady Di
Words and Music by Ryan G. Lane Copyright 1996. All Rights reserved.


Chorus:
Where have you gone to, Lady Di?
Gone without a trace, now, you didn't say good-bye
If you must leave, girl, at least tell me why
Can't you see the tears in my eyes?

Verse 1:
What's this I hear that lately you've been feeling down?
And that the smile has vanished from your face and tears accomp'ny your frown
Well, you  don't have to stand alone and face adversity
'Cus whenever you need someone,  well, you can count on me

In the coldest, darkest night or your longest, lonely day
You should let me be the one to  comfort you, I'll wipe your tears away
'Cus anytime you need me, I'll be right by your side
And I'll give you all of the space you need when you just want to hide

Chorus:
But,       Where have you gone to, Lady Di?
           Please don't say it's the end of the line
           If you must leave, girl, at least tell me why
           I can't stop thinking 'bout you all the time
Oh,        Where have you gone to, Lady Di?
           Just take a chance, girl, let's give it a try
           Gone  without a trace, now, you didn't say good-bye
           Can't you see the tears in my eyes?
Oh,        Please forgive me, Lady Di
           I'll wait forever to be by your side
           Always and forever my Lady Di
           Lady Di

Interlude:
Please forgive me girl, for all the mistakes that I made
You know I never meant to disappoint you or hurt you in any way
But you were all wrapped up in a mystery, never showing the real you
And I got lost somewhere along the way and I just didn't know what to do
But holding you, in my arms, you know it came so naturally
So how can you tell me now, that it was never meant to be?

                         (GUITAR SOLO)

Verse 2:
Anything that hurts you girl, well, you know it hurts me, too
And you know there's nothing in the world that I wouldn't give or do for you
I'll wipe your tears away before they start to fall
You should know that I'm a friend you can count on, all you need to do is call

Chorus:
But,   Where have you gone to, Lady Di?
       Please don't say it's the end of the line
       If you must leave, girl, at least tell me why
       I still think about you all of the time
Oh,    Where have you gone to, Lady Di?
       Just take a chance, girl, let's give it a try
       Gone without a trace, now, you didn't say good-bye
       Can't you see the tears in my eyes?
Oh,    Please forgive me, Lady Di
       I'll wait forever to be by your side
       Always and forever, my Lady Di
       Lady Di

Outro (2X):
Oh,    Where have you gone to, Lady Di?
       Gone without a trace, now, you didn't say good-bye
       If you must leave, girl, at least tell me why
       Can't you see the tears in my eyes?
       Always and forever, my Lady Di
       Lady Di 


Without You
Words and Music by Ryan G. Lane Copyright 1990. All Rights reserved.

Verse 1:
I can still remember
When it was you and me   [bkgrnd vocals]:  (and nobody else)
But things they keep on changing
You've left and gone away
I still see you sometimes
With a new guy each day
You know my heart, it's breaking
Oh, girl, what can I say?

Verse 2:
Remember when we met?
It was the Fourth of July
Can't forget the good times
Now the tears, they fill my eyes
Drinking in the parking lot
Outside the studio
You really meant a lot to me
How could you just let go?

Chorus:
Because...
  Without You in my life
  There's no reason to go on
  You were all I had
  And now you're gone
  Without You in my life
  The days are filled with pain
  Just can't forget you
  The memories will al-ways remain
How can I go on - Without You?

Verse 3:
I still think about
Those first few awkward dates
I was so nervous
But you said everything was great
Asked to see you again
You so readily agreed
Even back at that time
I prayed that you wouldn't leave

Chorus:
But...
  Without You in my life
  There's no reason to go on
  You were all I had
  And know you're gone
  How could you just leave me?
  Don't you even care?
  I can't forget your kisses
  But I guess your heart was never there
How can I go on - Without You?


She Got The Rose (I Got The Thorns)
Words and Music by Ryan G. Lane Copyright 1989. All Rights reserved.

Verse 1:
She got the Rose
I got the thorns
Venomous fate
My heart's been torn

Testament of Love
Was your Book of Lies
Alone and shattered
I hear the wind cry

Chorus:
Blood Red Rose
You cause so much hurt
Forever be
Crushed to the earth  [bkgrnd vocals]: She got the Rose
Poison foliage
Flower of hate
Bring so much pain
Causing heartbreak    [bkgrnd vocals]: I got the thorns

Verse 2:
Symbol of Love
Becomes one of pain
Cur-sed flower
You left a stain

Forever be
Out of my sight
Take the memories
Blacken my sight

REPEAT CHORUS

Verse 3:
Black is my love
Tainted by you
Like dried blood
Of hearts broke in two

Please don't expect
Roses from me
Can't take their sight
Their cruel memory

GUITAR SOLO

Outro:
She got the rose
And I got the thorns
Venomous fate
My heart's been torn

REPEAT CHORUS AND FADE


Dreams Don't Come True
Words and Music by Ryan G. Lane Copyright 1993. All Rights reserved.

Chorus:
Dreams don't come true
No matter how you try or what you do
Fantasies are for fools
'Cus Dreams just never come true

Verse 1:
Only movies have happy endings
Where true love can be found
No such thing as Cinderella stories
Dreams lie shattered on the ground

Verse 2:
You can try and wish upon a star
But realize that you will fail
There'll be no happily ever after
'Cus life ain't no fairy tale!

REPEAT CHORUS

Verse 3:
Can't find hope in a sea of despair
Life's only a lost cause
Dreams are only reflections of
What could be and never was!

REPEAT CHORUS
GUITAR SOLO
REPEAT CHORUS


Jersey Girl
Words and Music by Ryan G. Lane Copyright 1990. All Rights reserved.

Verse 1:
Sunshine on the Boardwalk
Beneath the Autumn sky
The cool breeze blows her hair, so wild
Her beauty blinds my eyes
You know she's a Jersey Girl
You can hear it when she talks
You can see it in her body
The dance that's in her walk

PreChorus:
So forget those models, in L.A.
And all those girls out West
Just take me back to the East Coast
'Cus Jersey Girls are best

Chorus:
Oh, I'm in love with a Jersey Girl
Nothing like them in the whole wide world
I'm in love with a Jersey Girl
Look around and you'll know for sure
There ain't nothing like a Jersey Girl
Always be in love with my Jersey Girl

Verse 2:
You know I'll walk with her
Come the cool and dark of night
I'd really love to be with her
In early morning's light
'Cus it's the tease before she leaves me
Her perfume in the air
Satin moonlight shining down
It shimmers in her hair

PreChorus(2):
You know she's a Jersey Girl
An Atlantic City dream
Just take a look at her
She's Oh so tan and lean

REPEAT CHORUS
GUITAR SOLO
REPEAT PRECHORUS/CHORUS


Me and Captain Morgan
(We Ain't Friends No More)

Words and Music by Ryan G. Lane Copyright 1990. All Rights reserved.

INTRO:  Country fiddles and drums
CHORUS [Band tacet: Drums and vocals only]:
Me and Captain Morgan
Well, we ain't friends no more
Used to be my drinking buddy
'Til you left me on the floor
You had me feelin' so good
But you let me down real quick
I can't remember anything
And, boy, do I feel sick!

Verse 1:
Laid off at the factory
My girl, she left me, too
When these things they happen
I sit and drink with you

At the drive-in movie
I'll have a Coke with you
Can't remember what happened
I guess the picture's through

REPEAT CHORUS

Verse 2:
I can't find no Cola
I'm outta money, too
But I still got some eggnog
I guess it'll have to do

Captain Morgan and eggnog
Is this safe to drink?
'Cus now the room is spinning
And I'm too dizzy to think

REPEAT CHORUS
STEEL GUITAR SOLO

Verse 3:
When I awoke next morning
Sprawled upon the ground
Tried to find my dignity
But you know, it couldn't be found

Good-bye to you, old buddy
I hate to lose a friend
But you did me Oh so wrong
Maybe we'll meet again

REPEAT CHORUS


Stacy Smile
Words and Music by Ryan G. Lane Copyright 1990. All Rights reserved.

Verse 1:
When I see the stars come out and shine so bright at night
Or the rays of sunshine at the first crack of light
These are lovely things for which the world to see
But their glorious beauty dims compared to sweet Stacy

When storm clouds have gone away and sunlight crashes down
If you want to look for me, you know where I'll be found
Forever by her side I'd be, forever at her call
If she only gave the word, I'd take that final fall

PreChorus:
'Cus...
   When I see, Sta-cy smile
   Dark clouds fade away
   The way that I feel for her
   Is more than words can say
I...
   Need to see, Sta-cy smile
   All the night and day
   Everything about that girl
   Just sweeps my heart away

Chorus:
So...
   Stacy smile
   Just for me
   Let me hold your hand
   Stacy smile
   Can't you see
   My love will always stand
      - The test of time
      - Please be mine
   Let me be your man
   Oh, Stacy, please,
   Just one last smile for me

Verse 2:
When I see you standing there, your bright eyes so aglow
Everything about you, girl, just stirs my very soul
Gentle curve of her face, her slender, slender waist
Her dark hair so sweet and soft, her lips I love to taste

You know that I need you, girl, please tell me where I stand
Please don't leave me guessing, lost in this no-man's land
In the end -- I'm lost in time, I need to see your face
Please don't leave me so confused, we'll take it at your pace

REPEAT PRECHORUS/CHORUS

Bridge:
Thoughts of you run amorous
Girl, you are so glamorous
How could we ever be?
Girl, you are beyond my means
A fantasy within my dreams
How could I even think of you and me?

GUITAR SOLO

Verse 3:
Stacy, when I'm with you, you know everything's all right
Just can't take my mind off you, and I can't sleep at night
I didn't mean to be this way, but you are just too much
A shining star before my eyes, can't live without your touch

Just to hear her talk to me, I cherish her sweet voice
My heart's lost in her world now, I really have no choice
She's so bright and beautiful, what more is there to say?
From her head to those small feet, she shines like gold all day

REPEAT CHORUS
My Fantasy
Words and Music by Ryan G. Lane Copyright 1987. All Rights reserved.


Verse 1:
You don't know how long I've been watching you
But I still don't know what I should say or do
I can't help but wonder if you feel it, too
If I had the strength to. . .

Talk to you, and tell you how I feel
Would you laugh in my face or could our love be real
I need you tonight

Chorus:
You are My Fantasy
You are all I really need
I need you and all your charms
I dream of holding you in my arms
This is My Fantasy

Verse 2:
When I walk
Next to you
I can't help but wonder if you feel it, too
My love for you burns hot

I see you
In my dreams
Say that you will come with me and be my queen
I will stay with you. . .

    My Fantasy
She Might Be an Angel
Words and Music by Ryan G. Lane Copyright 1993. All Rights reserved.


Verse 1:
Sexy Lady in your tight blue jeans
Dark haired angel - won't you come with me?
Why must you be so hard to hold?
You're so hot,  but still so cold   (to me)

Painted nails on your fingertips
Color of the smile from your tender lips
Lovely eyes - sparkling and brown
Nothing else matters when you're around

Bridge:
How can you turn and walk away
And leave me here with so much left to say?

Chorus:
She might be an angel
But if not, well then, I don't care
Because I'm one step closer to heaven
Every time I see her there
I know that she's an angel
She looks down from above
I'll do everything that I can
To try and win her love

Verse 2:
Sexy legs and a slender waist
Perfect body and an angel's face
You're so smart, calculated, and cool
You won't let anyone get close to you

You're the one with a heart of stone
You say you're fine when you're on your own
Is it just a clever disguise?
Did I see an empty look in your eyes?

Bridge:
I talk to you, but you don't care
You turn away with a toss of your hair

REPEAT CHORUS

Verse 3:
Sexy Lady - as fine as  can be
All wrapped up in a mystery
Around your neck hang golden chains
Don't you know, you drive me insane?

Pretty woman with your skin so tan
Let me take you by the hand
Give me a chance, I'll treat you right
I'll make you happy - all day and night

Bridge:
They say it wasn't meant to be
But I can see, the future's you and me

REPEAT CHORUS
You Put A Spell on Me
Words and Music by Ryan G. Lane Copyright 1992. All Rights reserved.


Verse 1:
Just like a whirlwind, girl, you came into my life
You stole my heart, you stole my soul
          You cut me with your knife
I tried to stay away - resist with all my might
But now I see that I can't win this fight

Chorus:
'Cus...
    You Put A Spell On Me, Baby,
    You Put A Spell On Me
    No matter how I try
    You know I can't break free
    You Put A Spell On Me, Baby,
    You Put A Spell On Me!

Verse 2:
You were a stranger, girl, just outside my grasp
Forbidden fruit, a fantasy, I know that this can't last
I was afraid to speak - I worshipped you afar
Now it's way too late -  And I can't heal this scar

REPEAT CHORUS/SOLOS

Verse 3:
Like a prisoner, girl, I know I can't escape
You're all I want, All I need, I surrender to my fate

REPEAT CHORUS
Losing Touch
Words and Music by Ryan G. Lane Copyright 1987. All Rights reserved.


Verse 1:
You were always a mystery
A girl like you, I had never seen
To stay with you, was my dream
But I never thought that you would leave

But now I've Lost all Touch with reality

Chorus 1:
Is this only a temporary phase?
It's just not one of my better days
They lock me in the quiet room - they tell me I'm mad
Cut off from society - I hope that you're glad

PIANO INTERLUDE WITH GUITAR SOLO

Verse 2:
Now that it's over, I still want you
You may be strange, but I'm crazy, too
In my mind, the worms now crawl
Can't turn back, I'm beyond the wall

I need someone, one like you, to pull me through

Chorus 2:
Why do these things always happen to me?
Why did you go? Tell me - why did you leave?
They lock me in the quiet room - they tell me I'm mad
But here behind my wall, it's really not so bad

PIANO SOLO/GUITAR SOLO

Verse 3:
Your love dies with each passing day
Alone, I drink my life away
Is it true?  Am I insane?
Well if I am, then who's to blame?  Tell me!

I've Lost all Touch with reality

Chorus 3:
Should I go on, now? Should I try again?
When we are merely dust in the wind
We are only specks in the sea
Ev'ryday we near our end for it's our destiny

Verse 4:
A razor's edge, ends it all
Flesh cut deep, the wall now falls
A twisted life, A twist of fate
It builds up, then it's too late!

CODA
AnneMarie
Words and Music by Ryan G. Lane Copyright 1989. All Rights reserved.


Verse 1:
We were drinking  /  All last night
Prob'ly drank too much  / But we felt all right
Then I saw her  /  Standing there
A blue-eyed girl  /  With long blonde hair

What's your name?  / 'Said AnneMarie
There's no-one like her  /  It was plain to see

Chorus:
'Cus...
   She's so wild and she's so free
   And I can't stop thinking 'bout AnneMarie
   For a smile from her lips, I'd fall on my knees
   'Cus she's something else, she's AnneMarie
   The glow of her hair, is a sight to see
   Oh, I'll never get enough of AnneMarie
   She's the one, the one for me
   I'd sell my soul for AnneMarie
   AnneMarie,   AnneMarie,   AnneMarie!

Verse 2:
List'nin' to the music  /  And playin' my guitar
I heard her say  /  That she liked G - N - R
Her perfume  /  Was in the wind
Knew 'fore too long  /  Night would have to end
I can still remember  /  Image in my mind
Girl like that  /  Don't see all the time

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
GUITAR SOLO
BRIDGE:  IDEE FIXE FROM BERLIOZ'S SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE

Verse 3:
Later that night  /  Found her passed out
She's so wild  /  There is no doubt
Color of her eyes  /  Blue as the sky
She's so sexy  /  And so very fine

REPEAT CHORUS
Guitars Ablaze
Words and Music by Ryan G. Lane Copyright 1983. All Rights reserved.


Verse 1:
Rock all night
Rock all day
Rock so right
To take you away
Shake the ground
With that sound
Of guitars ablaze through the night
Won't stop until the crack of light

Chorus:
Oh Guitars Ablaze
On through the night
Guitar man's craze
For that sound of might
Oh Guitars Ablaze
On through the night
With all the noise we're making
The ground's gonna shake tonight

Verse 2:
Through the night
Nonstop
Keep it tight
Take you to the top
Like I said
Wake the dead
With music louder than Hell
We'll have you under our spell

REPEAT CHORUS/SOLOS
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