August 1977
Livin' On The Fault Line

1.  You're Made That Way
2.  Echoes Of Love

3.  Little Darlin' (I Need You)

4.  You Belong To Me

5.  Livin' On The Fault Line

6.  Nothin' But A Heartache

7.  Chinatown

8.  There's A Light

9.  Need A Lady

10.  Larry The Logger
Two-Step

The Doobie Brothers:

Tom Johnston -
Guitars/Vocals

Patrick Simmons -
Guitars/Vocals

Jeff Baxter-
Guitars

Tiran Porter -
Bass/Vocals

Michael McDonald -
Keyboards/Vocals

John Hartman -
Drums

Keith Knudsen -
Drums/Vocals


 
You're Made That Way

Words and Music by
Michael Mcdonald/Jeffrey Baxter/

Keith Knudsen

Who are you?  Where you been?
How'd you come into my life?

I just know once you  get started,

girl, I been throwin' my heart in.

You're just like walkin' in a danger zone;
a chance I just had to take.

You're like a drink I needed so bad and found.

If no one pulled my head back in time, I would drown.

Oh, I get lost in your eyes.
I crossed the line for you so long ago.

Now I find truth in your lies.

You got me cornered with my back to the wall.
Takes all I've got just to hold on.

Through all the disappointment, love still remains.

Darling, you're made that way.  Girl, you're made that way.

You were just a lonely man,
living through your empty plans.

I know you're made that way.

I know you're made that way.

Say it, please.  Say you will.
Come back and be in my life.

Girl, if you just put your heart in it,

no one could stop us once we get started.

Well, I get tired of living for your applause,
and putting my happiness in your hands.

Well, I don't know what you're expecting of me.

What you want for me to be, I will be.

I know you're made that way.
I know you're made that way.

I know you're made that way.

I know you're made that way.

I know you're made that way.
I know you're made that way.

Echoes Of Love

Words by
Willie Mitchell and Earl Randle

Music by
Patrick Simmons

I hear your voice everywhere.
It's echoes of love making me look back over my shoulder.

Echoes of love are started all over.

Echoes of love keeps on haunting.
I'm out of control.

Keeps on burning,.

Echoes of love are out of control,

bringing back love I used to hold.

Darlin', since you went away, think about you every day.
So many memories, about to get the best of me.

Recalling the times I used to hold you,

I just wouldn't do what I was supposed to.

I've done things I'd like to undo.

Now, darlin', it's you I'd like to run to.

Echoes of love keeps on haunting.
I'm out of control.

Keeps on burning,.

Echoes of love are out of control,

bringing back love I used to hold.

Echoes of love.
Echoes of love.

Love.

Echoes of love.
Keeps on haunting.

Echoes of love.
Echoes of love.

Keeps on burning,.

 

Echoes of love.
Echoes of love.

Keeps on haunting,.

Repeat and fade

Little Darling (I Need You)

Words and Music by
Eddie Holland/Lamont Dozier

Brian Holland

It's so hard lovin' you, but I just can't let you go.
Little darlin', I love you;

little darlin', I need you;

little darlin', I need you;

little darlin', I love you;

little darlin', I want you;

little darlin', I want you;

little darlin', got to have you;

little darlin', got to have you.

And if it means giving up my pride,
oh, I'm gonna give it up, give it up.

There's always one who loves more than the other;

I don't mind, I don't mind.

I'm willin' to pay the price; have your love at any sacrifice.

Little darlin', I need you;
little darlin', I love you;

little darlin', I love you;

little darlin', I need you;

little darlin', I want you;

little darlin', I want you;

little darlin', got to have you;

little darlin', got to have you.

Only my pillow knows how many tears I've cried.
Only my heart knows the awful hurt I feel inside.

My life is so lonely, waitin' for you to love me only;

I'm willin', darlin'.

I'm willin' to pay the price; have your love at any sacrifice.
Little darlin', I need you;

little darlin', I want you.

Little darlin', I love you;
little darlin', I need you;

little darlin', I need you;

little darlin', I love you;

little darlin', I want you;

little darlin', I want you;

little darlin', got to have you;

little darlin', got to have you.

Yeah, there was a time way back in your life
when I was the only one, only one.

You'd better let this fool back in,

or you'll be the lonely one.

Little darlin' I must have you.

 

Oh, darlin', I love you;
little darlin', I need you;

little darlin', I love you;

little darlin', I love you;

little darlin' I want you...

Repeat and fade

You Belong To Me

Words by
Carly Simon

Music by
Michael McDonald

Why'd you tell me this while you look for my reaction?
What do you need to know?

Don't you know I'll always be the one.

You don't have to prove to me
you're beautiful to strangers,

I've got lovin' eyes of my own.

You belong to me in this life.
Anyone could tell.

Any fool can see who you need.

I know you all too well.

You don't have to prove to me
you're beautiful to strangers,

I've got lovin' eyes, and I can tell.

Tell him...
You belong to me.

Tell him you were foolin'.

You belong to me.

Ah, girl, you belong to me.

You belong to me.

Tell him he's a stranger.

You belong to me.

You belong to me.

Tell him...
You belong to me.

That you belong to me.

You belong to me.

Girl, girl.

You belong to me.

Tell him he's a stranger.

You belong to me.

Girl, that you were fooling.

You belong to me.

Yeah.

You belong to me.

Please tell him.

You belong to me.

You belong to me.

You belong to me.

You belong to me.

Tell him you were fooling.

You belong to me.

 
 

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Livin' On The Fault Line

Words and Music by
Patrick Simmons

Underneath us all, there's a world that we always forget
till it moves us,

where the moon on the bay dances all alone.

Ramone, he draw the razor swift; it slice the air.

No more lovely dreams of those summer nights

down in Santo Domingo.

They laugh and play in the sleepy harbor town,
so unaware of the danger that's around.

Livin' on the fault line.
Oh, we are livin'.

Livin' on the fault line.

Every day.

Livin' on the fault line.

Yeah, we are livin.

Livin' on the fault line.

No one can run when it finally comes down.
Nobody knows what is stirring underground.

Caruso stumbled while the city tumbled down.
The palace was in splinters.  Theodore was leaving town.

Nothin' But A Heartache

Words and Music by
Michael McDonald

So, you tell him to say no more;
you don't want to know why or where,

where he's been all these lonely nights.

You know what's wrong and don't care what's right.

As long as he comes back to you:

Someone to love him all his life.

It ain't nothing but a heartache;
darling , you'll get over it.

It ain't nothing but a heartache;

darling , you'll get over it.

There's always there comes a day
when love just goes away.

When there's no caring, no words to say,

there's no forgiving, no games to play.

When all you know will get you through,

seems like you've known it all your life.

It ain't nothing but a heartache;
darling , you'll get over it.

It ain't nothing but a heartache;

darling , you'll get over it.

It ain't nothing but a heartache;
darling , you'll get over it.

It ain't nothing but a heartache;

darling , you'll get over it.

It ain't nothing but a heartache;
darling , you'll get over it.

It ain't nothing but a heartache;

darling , you'll get over it.

Repeat and fade

Chinatown

Words and Music by
Patrick Simmons

You can see from the top of the hill,
tangled streets and the myst'ry there.

Painted lanterns hang from balconies;

people running ev'rywhere.

Chinatown, with all your dark mystery;

Chinatown, Chinatown, your spell is capturing me.

Lovely ladies with almond eyes, dressed in silk and laces.
Twilight falls and the shadows move,

silently in secret places.

Chinatown, with all your dark mystery;
Chinatown, Chinatown, your spell is capturing me.

Oooh, oooh.

You've got me under your spell.
You've got me under your spell.

You've got me under your spell.

You've got me under your spell.

There's A Light

Words and Music by
Michael McDonald

There's a light that shines on all people;
sees them through.

It waits and watches them move

through their lives like people do.

There's only so much we can be sure of; we can see.

The rest belongs to time and things that are meant to be.

When the clouds surround you
and you know you've found your rainy day,

oh, the blues are bound to make you feel

just like they're here to stay.

All through your life, anything that's meant to be will be.
When tomorrow comes once again, you'll see

That there's a light that shines on all people;

sees them through.

It waits and watches them move

through their lives like people do.

When the clouds surround you
and you know you've found your rainy day,

oh, the blues are bound to make you feel

just like they're here to stay.

Oh, you should know
there ain't much a broken heart can see

when tomorrow hides the dream behind this dream.

Oh, there's a light that shines on all people;
sees them through.

It waits and watches them move

through their lives like people do.

Need A Lady

Words and Music by
Tiran Porter

Well, I've had some thoughts in a loving direction.
I want to be the part of someone's affection.

Been alone too long, my head hanging low.

There's no one to see and no place to go.

Need a lady.  Drive me crazy.

Come with me, and surely we'll be free.

I, I walk the streets in the dead of night,
wishing for some lovin' arms to hold me tight.

But it's always down to my old guitar.
That's all that keeps me from the bars.

Need a lady.  Drive me crazy.

Come with me, and surely we'll be free.

I need a, need a lady,
need a lady like the one, yeah, from Tennessee.



The Doobie Brothers:

Pat Simmons -
Guitars/Vocals

Jeff Baxter -
Guitars

Tiran Porter -
Bass/Vocals

Michael McDonald -
Keyboards/Synthesizers/Vocals

John Hartman -
Drums/Percussion

Keith Knudsen -
Drums

 Minute By Minute

 
1.  Here To Love You
2.  What A Fool Believes

3.  Minute By Minute

4.  Dependin' On You

5.  Don't Stop To Watch

The Wheels 

6.  Open Your Eyes

7.  Sweet Feelin'

8.  Steamer Lane Breakdown

9.  You Never Change

10.  How Do The Fools Survive

December 1978
Here To Love You

Words and Music by
Michael McDonald

I've heard it said that the weight of the world's problems
is enough to make the ball fall right through space;

that it ain't even worth it to live, with all that's goin' on.

Well, let me just go down as to saying
that I'm glad to be here,

here with all the same pain and laughs ev'rybody knows.

Some men think they're born to be king, now.

Maybe that's true, girl.

I think passing love along is all we were born to do.

Let 'em build their kingdom;
let 'em make the laws for this world to heed.

For you and I make life worth living

right here in each other's arms.

I'm here to love you, baby.
No more loneliness, yeah.

No more emptiness, oh, no.

I'm here to love you, yeah, yeah.

Let 'em build their kingdoms;
let 'em make the laws for this world to heed.

For you and I make life worth living

right here in each other's arms.

I'm here to love you, baby.
No more loneliness, yeah.

No more emptiness, oh, now.

I'm here to love you, yeah, yeah, now.

I'm here to love you.
I'm here to love you.

I'm here to love you.

I'm here to love you.

Just let me go on lovin' you.
Just let me go on.

Don't stop me now when I'm feelin' this way.

Don't stop me.

Just let me go on lovin' you.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Don't stop me now when I'm feelin' this way.

Just let me go on.

Just let me go on lovin' you.
I'm here to love you.

Don't stop me now when I'm feelin' this way.

Baby.

Repeat and fade

What A Fool Believes

Words and Music by
Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins

He came from somewhere in her long ago,
the sentimental fool don't see,

tryin' hard to re-create what had yet to be created

once in her life.

She musters a smile for his nostalgic tale,
never coming near what he wanted to say,

only to realize it never really was.

She had a place in his life.
He never made her think twice.

As he rises to her apology,

anybody else would surely know

he's watching her go.

But what a fool believes he sees,
no wise man has the power to reason away.

What seems to be is always better than nothing.

And nothing at all...

keeps sending him somewhere back in her long ago,
where he can still believe there's a place in her life.

Someday, somehow, she will return.

She had a place in his life.
He never made her think twice.

As he rises to her apology,

anybody else would surely know

he's watching her go.

But what a fool believes he sees,
no wise man has the power to reason away.

What seems to be is always better than nothing.

Love can come and love may go,
but why can't love return once more?

Who's got the power?

But what a fool believes he sees,
no wise man has the power to reason away.

What seems to be is always better than nothing.

I believe she's never going away.

But what a fool believes he sees,
no wise man has the power to reason away.

What seems to be is always better than nothing.

Repeat and fade

Minute By Minute

Words by
Michael McDonald and Lester Abrams

Music by
Michael McDonald

Hey, don't worry.  I've been lied to.
I've been here many times before.

Girl, don't you worry.  I know where I stand.

I don't need this love.  I don't need your hand.

I know I could turn, blink, and you'd be gone.

Then I must be prepared anytime to carry on.

But minute by minute by minute by minute,
I keep holdin' on.

Minute by minute by minute by minute,

I keep holdin' on.

You would stay just to watch me darlin',
wilt away on lies from you.

Can't stop the habit of livin' on the run.

Take it all for granted like you're the only one.

Livin' on my own, somehow that sounds nice.

You think I'm your fool.  Well, you may just be right.

But minute by minute by minute by minute,
I keep holdin' on, babe.

Minute by minute by minute by minute,

I keep holdin' on, girl.

I keep holdin' on.

Call my name and I'll be gone.
You'll reach out and I won';t be there.

Just my luck, you'll realize

you should spend your life with someone,

you could spend your life with someone.

Minute by minute by minute by minute,
I'll be holdin' on.  Oh, baby.

Minute by minute by minute by minute,

I'll be holdin' on.

Minute by minute by minute by minute,
I'll be holdin' on.  Girl, to the memory.

Minute by minute by minute by minute,

I'll be holdin' on.

Dependin' On You

Words and Music by
Patrick Simmons and Michael McDonald

When I was so low, you were there to lift me up.
Well, there's one thing that I know for sure, babe;

you're gonna win life's loving cup.

Darlin', you're always there at my rescue.
Dependin' on you.

Darlin', you're always there by my side.

You're always there by my side.

Darlin, you're always there at my rescue.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Now, when I get too high, you are there to cool me down.
So fine, someone to turn to,

keepin' my feet on the ground.

Dependin' on you.
Darlin', you're always there at my rescue.

I'm dependin' on you, babe.

Darlin', you're always there by my side.

You're always there by my side.

Darlin, you're always there at my rescue.

I just keep dependin' on you.
        Someone to turn to, keepin' my feet on the ground.

So fine, I just keep dependin' on you.

       Someone to turn to, keepin' my feet on the ground.

I just keep dependin' on you.

       Someone to turn to, keepin' my feet on the ground.

So fine, I just keep dependin' on you.

       Someone to turn to, keepin' my feet on the ground.

Repeat and fade
 
 

Don't Stop To Watch The Wheels

Words and Music by
Patrick Simmons/Michael McDonald

Michael Ebert

I was trashed; ridin' on my seventy-four;
goin' out to even the score.

She pulled the top down on her convertible.

I got a lot of miles to cover.
But if you think you need a lover, all right.

Climb on.  Hold tight.

I got a long ride tonight.

Look out!  Hold on!

Don't stop to watch the wheels go 'round.

Look out!  Hold on!  I got to cover ground.

Well I flashed, the colors that I wore.
I got to have a little more of this sweet, sweet young thing.

I got a lot of miles to cover, yeah.
But if you think you need a lover, all right.

Climb on.  Hold tight.

I got a long ride tonight.

Look out!  Hold on!

Don't stop to watch the wheels go 'round.

Look out!  Hold on!  I got to cover ground.

Look out!  Hold on!
Don't stop to watch the wheels go 'round.

Look out!  Hold on!  I got to cover ground.

Repeat and fade



"There are no records in Waco, but if there were, the Doobie Brothers would have broken them all in the Heart of Texas Coliseum on May 2 in what proved to be one of the best concerts Jerusalem-on-the-Brazos has ever seen."
Author Unknown
"The Round Up, 1979"
Baylor University

Open Your Eyes

Words and Music
Michael McDonald/Lester Abrams

Patrick Henderson

Girl, as we take a long last look at this love,
before you go, baby, I've got to know.

I got to know, was it ever true?

Was it ever true, girl?

I got to hear it from you.

Girl, I can take one more hurt in this heart.
Before you go, baby, I've got to know.

I've got to know, was it ever true?

Was it ever true, girl?

I got to hear it from you.

Not like before:
We were lost in a whirling dance,

never slowing down

long enough to give truth a chance to come out,

so that the light could shine in.

Open your eyes.  Open your eyes, baby.
If it's not real, there's no reason to frown.

Oh, baby.  Open your eyes.

Open your eyes, now.

Let's not let what never was bring us down.

I got to know.
I got to know, was it ever true?

Was it ever true, girl?

I got to hear it from you.

Not like before:
We were lost in a whirling dance,

never slowing down

long enough to give truth a chance to come out,

so that the light could shine in.

Open your eyes.  Open your eyes, baby.
If it's not real, there's no reason to frown.

Oh, baby.  Open your eyes.

Open your eyes, now.

Let's not let what never was bring us down.

Repeat and fade

Sweet Feelin'

Words and Music by
Patrick Simmons and Ted Templeman

Just look my way and I'm ready tro go.
Oo, oo, your sweet lovin', I can't leave it alone.

You start my heart to pumpin' just walkin' my way.

I don't care if I feel like a fool.

I got a, oh, sweet feelin',
got me rockin' and a reelin', actin' like a fool in love.

Oh, sweet feelin',

got me rockin' and really in love.

And I know it's always said that love will break your heart.
That ain't so.

'Cause I gave my heart to you, and now I know.

You start my heart to pumpin' just walkin' my way.
I don't care if I feel like a fool.

Its just a, oh, sweet feelin',
got me rockin' and a reelin', actin' like a fool in love.

Oh, sweet feelin',

got me rockin' and really in love.

Well, I'm so in love with you.
Ooh, yeah.

Its just a, oh, sweet feelin',
got me rockin' and a reelin', actin' like a fool in love.

Oh, sweet feelin',

got me rockin' and really in love.

Repeat and fade

You Never Change

Words and Music by
Patrick Simmons

You're still playin' that time worn melody.
Play it for old times sake once more.

When you want me, you won't be usein' me,

like you've done a thousand times before.

'Cause I found out, now.  You never change.
Ain't no use in foolin' myself.

You never change at all.

You're still sayin' that you're misunderstood.
Won't go fallin' this time; that's for sure.

No, your methods won't do you any good.

They've all been tried a thousand times before.

'Cause I found out, now.  You never change.
Ain't no use in foolin' myself.

You never change at all.

Ain't no use.  You'll never change.
Stop your runnin' around.

Ain't no use.  You'll never change.
Stop your runnin' around.

Ain't no use.  You'll never change.
Stop your runnin' around.

Repeat and fade

How Do The Fools Survive?

Words and Music by
Michael McDonald and Carole Bayer Sager

Oh, I give them this life to do what they will.
They've got to find their way from here.

(Oh, show us the way.)

If they only knew.

(Oh, show us the light.)

Oh, show them what light?

It shines from within.  They make their own day.
They make their own night.  And sometimes they win.

(Oh, show us the way.)

But they always get through.

(Oh, show us the light.)

Oh, why do they come and ask for more?
They've got stars they don't have wishes for.

They're just givin' up their blame to me.

Oh, how do those fools survivie?

I'm wonderin' why; I'm wonderin' how
they're gonna bail themselves out, now.

(Oh, give us this day.)

I'm shakin' my head.

(Oh, keep us through night.)

Oh, I hand them this life to do what they will.
They've got to make their way from here.

(Oh, show us the way.)

If they only knew.

(Oh, show us the light.)

Oh, why do they come and ask for more?
They've got stars they don't have wishes for.

They're just givin' up their blame to me.

Oh, how do the fools survivie?

It's not like it was before.
Not like it was before.

When they call, I won't come runnin'.

It was so long ago.

I left them on their own.

Oh, how do those fools survive?

Oh, how can they come and ask for more?
They've got stars they don't have wishes for.

They're just givin' up their blame to me.

Oh, how do the fools survivie?


Simmons is a brilliant guitarist, but that’s old news to any fan.
...an extremely versatile player with an unmistakable style...

Live Review: Doobie Brothers Can’t Seem to Stop
Live Rock Journal
8-30-2010

 



...the Doobie’s rider (request) was one of the simpler ones she had seen.  The 15 pages of specifications included the number of stagehands, dressing rooms, the number of towels and chairs in the rooms, food and drink, exact length of performance and other details, right down to can openers and cheese cutters.

The drinks according to (the auditorium business manager) were “pretty average.”  The list read: one gallon of orange juice, not canned; one gallon milk, one quart other fruit juice; two-six packs Coke; one six-pack Seven-Up; one case Heineken Light Beer; hot tea; coffee for 15; one case large bottles of Perrier water.

Sue Schraecher
The Sioux City Sunday Journal


ANOTHER RIDER
Doobie Brothers - Raw broccoli, cauliflower, celery, carrots, caraway cheese, mild cheddar, light crackers, Perrier, Dom Perignon, beer, Polonaise Montcheaux ‘77, Mexican food, guacamole.

Bob Greene
San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle
1-6-80

 

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