October 1980

One Step Closer

1.  Dedicate This Heart
2.  Real Love
3.  No Stoppin' Us Now
4.  Thank You Love
5.  One Step Closer
6.  Keep This Train A-Rollin'
7.  Just In Time
8.  South Bay Strut
9.  One By One

The Doobie Brothers:

Patrick Simmons -
Guitars/Vocals

John McFee -
Guitars/Vocals

Tiran Porter - 
Bass/Vocals

Michael McDonald -
Keyboards/SynthesizersVocals

Chet McCracken - 
Drums/Vibraphone/Marimbas

Keith Knudsen -
Drums/Vocals

Cornelius Bumpus -
Saxophones/Organ/Vocals

Dedicate This Heart

Words and Music by
Michael Mcdonald and Paul Anka

No more goodbye, or waitin' for some lucky day,
no driftin' along , no walkin' away.
What I feel inside, ain't some idle game I play,
this love is alive, and I'm here to stay, baby.

Here in your life, there in your heart,
there by your side, that's where I want to be.
It's plain to see, it's time for me to dedicate this heart, baby.
You've grown to be a part of me, so I dedicate this heart.
You hold the key, to love for me, so I dedicate this heart.
In your name, baby.

I hear the things that make me stay,
and I realize what I want to say.
It feels good inside, and I intend to stay that way.
I won't deny what I found today.

Here in your life, there in your heart,
there by your side, that's where I want to be.
It's plain to see, it's time for me to dedicate this heart.
I want to dedicate this heart, baby.
You've grown to be a part of me, so I dedicate this heart.
I want to dedicate, I've got to dedicate,
You hold the key, to life for me, so I dedicate this heart.

Oh, brother, if you're on your own,
dedicate your heart.
Yeah, if you're out there all alone,
dedicate your heart.
Oh, dedicate your heart now, baby.

It's plain to see, it's time for me to dedicate this heart.
I've got to dedicate, I've got to dedicate.
You'll always be a part of me, so I dedicate this heart.

Repeat and fade

Real Love

Words and Music by
Michael McDonald and Patrick Henderson

Darlin', I know, I'm just another head on your pillow.
If only just tonight, girl, let me hear you lie just a little.
Tell me I'm the only man, that you ever really loved.
Honey take me back, deep in my memory,
a time when it was all very right, so very nice.
So very nice, so very nice.

Here, Darlin', stands another bandit wantin' you.
In and out your life, they come and they go,
your days and nights like a wheel that turns.
Grindin' down a secret part of you,
deep inside your heart, that nobody knows .

When you say comfort me, to anyone who approaches.
Chalkin' up the hurt, we live and we learn.
Well we've both lived long enough to know,
that we'd trade it all right now
for just one minute of real love, darlin'.

Real love.
Hey, baby.
I need to believe in real love.
Real love, baby.  Real love.
Real love, darlin.  Real love.

When you say comfort me, to anyone who approaches.
Chalkin' up the hurt, we live and we learn.
Well we've both lived long enough to know
that we'd trade it all right now
for just one minute of real love, darlin'.

Real love.
Real love.
Real love.
Real love.
Real love, wo.
I need to believe in real love.
Real love, darlin'.
Just one minute of...

Repeat and fade

No Stoppin' Us Now

Words and Music by
Patrick Simmons/Michael McDonald
Christopher Thompson

Every time when I think I'm closer to what I need most.
Here I am standing in line, will it be worth the waiting. 

Had enough of hard times.
I can't stand no more.
Layin' down a new line.
Now I know for sure;
every heartbreak made me that much stronger.
Good things take that long.

Had enough of hard times, there's no stopping us now.
Had enough of hard times, there's no stopping us now.
I know I was born to love you.
So glad it's you .

Found a new rhyme.
Here's another rhythm got me steppin' in time.
Sittin' with your head on my shoulder.
Right where you belong.

Had enough of hard times.
I can't stand no more.
Layin' down a new line.
Now I know I've...

Had enough of hard times, there's no stopping us now.
Had enough of hard times, there's no stopping us now.
I know I was born to love you.
So glad it's you.

Had enough of those hard times;
can't stand no more.
Layin' down a new line;
now I know for sure.
Every heartbreak made me that much stronger.
Good things take that long.

Wo oh, hard times, there's no stopping us now.
Had enough of hard times, there's no stopping us now.

Repeat and fade

Thank You Love

Words and Music by
Cornelius Bumpus

Why am I soaring high?
Just one look and you touched my mind.
I have heard of this thing, now my heart can truly sing.

Oh, love is here.
Oh, what a feeling , love has set me free.
Oh, love is here.
You are the one, you are my destiny.

You have shown me the way.
Now I know love is here to stay.
As the path opens wide, we clearly see love cannot hide.

Oh, love is here.
Oh, what a feeling , love has set me free.
Oh, love is here.
You are the one, you are my destiny. 

This is heaven, my dear.
I've never seen love quite so clear.
We will wander no more, our hearts are one,
let's close the door.

Oh, love is here.
Oh, what a feeling , love has set me free.
Oh, love is here.
You are the one, you are my destiny.



One Step Closer

Words and Music by
Keith Knudsen/John McFee
Carlene Carter

Baby, there's a chance you ought to take.
Chance of a mistake you gotta make.
Maybe I'm mistaken too, to take my chance with you.
I need you like a shadow needs a light.
I'll follow you like morning follows night.
When nothin's left ahead of you, I'll be right behind you.

Shadows disappear at night,
we both know it's a shame if you should lose one.
Why is it so hard to find?
Tell me that you're right there, too.

One step baby.
Two steps maybe.
One step closer.
I'll be next to you.

Baby, it's a secret I can't keep.
Trouble comes and suddenly you're weak.
I don't believe you got the strength, to fight this kind of love.
I know it's risky now and then,
what with all the what ifs and the whens.
Who is there to say we're wrong - to tell us it can't be.

Come on, baby, please don't go,
I'm no heart of stone and you know.
Why is it so hard to do?
Tell me that you're right there too, baby .

Baby, can't you see we're runnin' late?
Can't you see we ain't got time to wait?
Might be that you're scared of me;
of something you might feel.
Hold on to me, baby, hold on tight.
I can take us through the night all right.
Maybe I will stay here too, take my chance with you.

Shadows disappear at night.
We both know it's a shame if you should lose one.
Why is it so hard to find?
Tell me that you're right there, too.

One step baby.
Two steps maybe.
One step closer.

Keep This Train A-Rollin'

Words and Music by
Michael McDonald

Sure as that old whistle's blowin',
there's a tug upon my heart.
Somewhere in that misty mornin' light,
there's another brand new start.

Sometimes I'd love to see this end, and watch it fall apart.
'Cause it's still such a long road,
and we're a long way from the start.
You know anyone can say what's wrong.
That don't make it right to me.
We're not born into this life to walk away from everything.

And you get the blues in your stride,
and all you need's a song to survive.
You think by now we would know that.

We gotta keep this train a-rollin'.
We don't wanna break down on this highway.
We won't be here waitin', worried, wonderin',
wishin' we were somewhere other than right here.
Baby, we're right here .

Once you get the blues in your stride,
all you need's a song to survive.
Well, don't you think by now we would know that.

We gotta keep this train a-rollin'.
We don't wanna break down on this highway.
We could sit here waitin', worried, wonderin',
wishin' we were somewhere other than right here.
Baby, we're right here.

Repeat and fade

[  John McFee  ]

There's A Light

Words and Music by
Patrick Simmons

Just when you think you've seen your darkest night,
look around.
Over there someone's waiting, right now,
right now, just to make things right.

Love comes just in time.
Without lovin' the sun don't shine.
Love comes just in time.
Oh baby, love is all that we wanted.
Oh baby, love is all we need.

And when you think that love has let you down.
Every place I go it seems like such a lonely town.
You gotta just run away, just as fast as you can.
Reach out now, baby, and love will take your hand.

Love comes just in time.
Without lovin' the sun don't shine.
Love comes just in time.
Oh baby, love is all that we wanted.
Oh baby, love is all we need.

Love comes just in time.
Without lovin' the sun don't shine.
Love comes just in time.
Oh baby, love is all that we wanted.

Repeat and fade

One By One

Words and Music by
Bobby LaKind and Michael McDonald

Why and where I'm destined to go,
right here and now, that's all I know.
On either side, future or past,
neither is real, both fade so fast.

Oh, one by one we're given these moments to live.
Just as one by one they're taken away.
So one by one I'm taking each day in my stride.
And one by one the memories stay.

Good times are still there to find.
When times are their worst, keep your eyes open wide.
'Cause through it all are moments that shine,
and moments that glow.
I wanna be there for mine.

Oh, one by one we're given these moments to live.
Just as one by one they're taken away.
So one by one I'm taking each day in my stride.
And one by one the memories stay.

Even when you're close to a dream,
it can still let you down, still let you down.
You'll always have a chance to give up.
So why do it now?

Oh, one by one we're given these moments to live.
Just as one by one they're taken away.
So one by one I'm taking each day in my stride.
And one by one the memories stay.



The Doobie Brothers:

Pat Simmons -
Guitars/Vocals

Tom Johnston -
Guitars/Vocals

Tiran Porter -
Bass/Vocals

John Hartman -
Drums/Vocals

Michael Hossack -
Drums

Bobby LaKind -
Percussion/Vocals

Cycles

 
1.  The Doctor
2.  One Chain
(Don't Make No Prison)
3.  Take Me To The Highway
4.  South Of The Border
5.  Time Is Here And Gone
6.  Need A Little Taste
Of Love
7.  I Can Read Your Mind
8.  Tonight I'm Coming
Through (The Border)
9.  Wrong Number
10.  Too High A Price


March 1989
The Doctor

Words and Music by
Tom Johnston/Charlie Midnight
Eddie Schwartz

Well, I'm a man who lives in the city, 
I'm a man who lives in the street.
From F.L.A., up to Frisco Bay,
and everywhere in between.

Coast to coast there's a question
everybody's always askin' me.
People want to know everywhere I go;
what can the answer be?

I tell 'em, music is the doctor,
makes you feel like you want to.
You gotta listen to the doctor, just like you ought to.
Music is the doctor of my soul.

Well it seems that when I travel,
and I'm out there on the road,
the freedom I need is the freedom I leave
in my good time rock and roll.

There's a healing in those guitars,
and a spirit in the song.
No matter what condition your rhythm is in,
the message goes on and on.

Music is the doctor, makes you feel like you want to.
So, listen to the doctor, just like you ought to.
I said music is the doctor of my soul.

If you've ever wondered just how to shake your blues.
Just follow this prescription,
and get the cure for what is ailin' you, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Music is the doctor, feel like you want to.
Listen to the doctor just like you ought to.
Music is the doctor of my soul.

Music is the doctor, makes you feel like you want to.
You gotta listen to the doctor just like you ought to.
Music is the doctor of my soul.

One Chain (Don't Make No Prison)

Words and Music by
D. Lambert and B. Potter

Just because in a moment of madness,
I took advantage of your sweet love.
Don't just hand me a lifetime of sadness,
when there's so little I'm guilty of.
Hear me baby,

One chain don't make no prison,
two wrongs don't make no right.
One rain don't make no river,
one punch don't make no fight.

Can you spare me a little affection?
Would that be askin' too much of you?
Don't point love in another direction,
I swear I'll make it all up to you, you, you, yes.

One chain don't make no prison,
Two wrongs don't make no right.
One rain don't make no river,
One punch don't make no fight.

There's a better man standin' before you.
There's a lot I know I've gottta prove.
Don't let a simple misunderstanding ,
be a mountain that we can't move.

One chain, one chain.
Two wrongs, one chain.
One rain, one chain.
One punch don't make no fight.

One chain don't make no prison,
two wrongs don't make no right.
One rain don't make no river,
one punch don't make no fight.

Repeat and fade

Take Me To The Highway

Words by
Patrick Simmons/Dale Okerman
Charlie Midnight/ Eddie Schwartz/Fedele

I drove my car to the top of the hill,
and I looked out across the town.
I got the urge to move again; I guess I'll never settle down.

We talked about things gettin' better,
but they still look the same to me.
It could be a near sighted heart seein' what it wants to see. 

So take me to the highway, take me far from here.
These days I'm not seein' anything too clear.

Nothin' seems to move fast enough,
when time isn't on your side.
Can't seem to keep the wheels in motion,
no matter how you try.

I need another point of view; someplace I've never seen.
Keepin' my eyes wide open; goin' where I've never been.

So take me to the highway, take me far from here.
These days I'm not seein' anything too clear.

I've been lookin' for an answer,
and I've got a long way to go.
But when I reach that place
I know I'll find what I'm lookin' for.

So take me to the highway, take me far from here.
These days I'm not seein' anything too clear.

So take me to the highway, take me far from here.
These days I'm not seein' anything too clear.

Repeat and fade

South Of The Border

Words and Music by
Tom Johnston

There's a town south of the border,
south of El Paso they say.
Where the nights are long and the winds are warm,
and the women they love to play.
In an old adobe tavern mescal flows like water.
And Rita will dance on your table so fine,
you are bound to place your order.

I don't have to think about it, I don't have to wonder.
Where I'm going to ride tonight;
I'll be riding down the highway south of the border,
south of the border...

As I ride into town and the dust settles down,
and the mariachi music is playing.
I buy me a room from a guy named Luis,
it's just up the stairs and it's waiting.

Downstairs Rita is dancing,
just the way her mother has taught her.
So I settle down for the show and a beer,
a'waitin' for that mother's daughter.

I don't have to think about it, I don't have to wonder.
Where I'm going to ride tonight; I'll be riding...

When the morning comes and I wake up
to the sounds of the people below.
There's a note on my bed that is easily read:
Buenos dias and a kiss when you go.

As I ride out of town with my face to the sun,
and the dust is trailing behind.
Soon I'll be back to this sleepy old town,
back where I know I can find...

I don't have to think about it, I don't have to wonder.
Where I'm going to ride tonight;
I'll be riding down the highway south of the border.

Ooh, ooh, ooh, south of the border.
South of the border.
Ooh, ooh, ooh, south of the border.
Ooh, ooh, ooh, south of the border.
Ooh, ooh, ooh, south of the border.
Ooh, ooh, ooh, south of the border.
Ooh, ooh, ooh, south of the border.

Time Is Here And Gone

Words and Music by
Bobby LaKind/Keith Knudsen
John McFee

It keeps on getting better how life keeps on movin' on.
Children growing older, seems I just looked over,
I found that time was here and gone.
Wo yeah, seems like time is here and gone.
What happened to time?  It's here and gone.
What happened to time?  It's here and gone.

I know they're getting closer;
the answers that have haunted me.
Lookin' for some help, my best friend was myself.
I never thought I'd live this long.
Wo yeah, seems like time is here and gone.
What happened to time?  It's here and gone.
What happened to time?  It's here and gone.

What used to worry me, well it don't worry me.
Who knows the reason or the rhyme?
The years that I got left;
you know I'll make the most of mine, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Here and gone.  Here and gone.
Seems like time is here and gone.
What happened to time?  It's here and gone.
What happened to time?  It's here and gone.

What happened to time?  It's here and gone.
What happened to time?  It's here and gone.

Repeat and fade



[  Eagle '97  ]

Need A Little Taste Of Love

Words and Music
Marvin Isley/Ernie Isley/Ronald Isley
Rudolph Isley/O'kelly Isley/Chris Jasper

Hey mister, walkin' with the blues, can 'ya hear me?
Hey sister, payin' some heavy dues, yeah.
And you're havin' trouble, and it ain't so hard to find, no.
When you're ridin' double, and you're runnin' out of time.

No need to feel, that you lack the spirit,
within the body, but it's in the soul.
If you wanna be loved, then let somebody hear it.
You might as well face the facts, no need to be holdin' back.
Need a little taste of love.
Need a little taste of love.
Give it to me.
Need a little taste of love.

Hey mister, tell me how long has it been?; a little too long.
Hey sister, tell me how could you pretend?
Why keep the sorrow, why keep it where it don't belong?
Don't need it.
Well come tomorrow, oh help me,
help me sing the song, yeah.

No need to feel, that you lack the spirit,
within the body, but it's in the soul.
If you wanna be loved, then let somebody hear it.
You might as well face the facts, no need to be holdin' back.
Need a little taste of love.

No need to feel, that you lack the spirit,
within the body, but it's in the soul.
If you wanna be loved, then let somebody hear it.
You might as well face the facts, no need to be holdin' back.

Need a little taste of love.
Need a little taste of love.
Need a little taste of love___.

Baby, I know what you need.
Need a little taste of love.

Babe, I know what you need.
Need a little taste of love.

I know what you need.
Need a little taste of love.

Repeat and fade

I Can Read Your Mind

Words and Music by
Patrick Simmons/Dale Okerman
Thompson

Well, your love is supernatural;
got a hold on me like I'm hypnotized.
You don't have to say a word every time you look at me.
I can see it all in your eyes.

Well, I know you put a spell on me;
how you make me think about you all the time.
I can almost hear your voice, even though you're far away.
I can feel you right by my side.

I can read your mind; what you want me to do.
Darlin' deep in your heart I see the truth.

Now I know you got the magic touch.
When you hold me now I can see the truth.
All the secrets of the heart, you can't hide them any more.
I can feel the power in you.

I can read your mind; what you want me to do.
Darlin' deep in your heart I see the truth.

I can read your mind; what you want me to be.
To keep our love alive, you must be willing to believe...

In a love that will last.
And I know you realize I can see it in your eyes.
Now our love will never die; I can read your mind.

Well, your love is supernatural;
got a hold on me like I'm hypnotized.
You don't have to say a word every time you look at me.
I can see it all in your eyes.

Repeat and fade

 

"The Doobie Brothers were the day’s biggest surprise, delivering a big set full of more hits than some of us remembered they had."
Tony Hicks
September 5, 2016
The Mercury News

Tonight I'm Coming Through (The Border)

Words and Music by
Bobby LaKind and Michael McDonald

They wait and watch the border as the night falls.
Full moon throwin' shadows they might see.

For the moment there ain't no breakin' through.
Sometimes waiting is all a man can do.

Don't know what's in front of me.
I know how the heart rules.
Can't say what the odds will be.
I might win, I might lose.
Tonight I'm comin' through...
ooh, the border.

Through the night sounds ringing one lonely heartbeat.
She must be wonderin' what to do.

Well, I can't call out; can't get no message through.
And I can't wait here to see one more night through,
oh baby.

Don't know what's in front of me.
I know how the heart rules.
Can't say what the odds will be.
I might win, I might lose.
Tonight I'm comin' through...
ooh, the border.
Ooh, I'm comin' through.

Don't know what's in front of me.
I know how the heart rules.
Can't say what the odds will be.
I might win, I might lose.
Tonight I'm comin' through...

I know how the heart rules.
Can't say what the odds will be.
I might win, I might lose.
Tonight I'm comin' through...
ooh, through the border.
Ooh, I'm comin' through.

Tonight I'm comin' through.
Oooh I'm comin' through.
Oooh.

Wrong Number

Words and Music by
Tom Johnston

Telephone down the hall;
dark and dusty on a dirty wall.
Funky number scratched up above.
Call this number if you need some love.

Another number that's hard to read,
fools 'round here call it endlessly.
But I know better, just leave it alone.
Sugar man sellin' dreams on the phone.

Oh oh oh oh oh oh wrong number.
Don't cha do it, no don't cha do it.
Oh oh oh oh oh oh wrong number.
Don't cha do it, no don't cha do it.
Oh oh that sugar it ain't worth the price.

Another day out in the streets,
The rollers drag another man to his feet.
Take him to jail, to city hall;
sugar man puts a cross on his wall.

Oh oh oh oh oh oh wrong number.
Don't cha do it, no don't cha do it.
Oh oh oh oh oh oh wrong number.
Don't cha do it, no don't cha do it.
Oh oh that sugar it ain't worth the price.

They keep on callin' the man day and night.

Mercedes pulls up, they all gather 'round.
They flash their cash as the window rolls down.
Then they run, run and hide.
Back to their room for a warm sugar ride.

Oh oh oh oh oh oh wrong number.
Don't cha do it, no don't cha do it.
Oh oh oh oh oh oh wrong number.
Don't cha do it, no don't cha do it.
Oh oh that sugar it ain't worth the price.

They keep on callin' the man day and night, ooh yeah.

Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong number.
Wrong number.

Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong number.
Wrong number.

Repeat and fade

Too High A Price

Words and Music by
Bobby Lakind/Zirngeibel/Herron

No one lives forever, so don't waste your time.
Just ain't right to walk away; roll the dice, lay it on the line.

Many roads to travel; in your search you might find.
That getting there will have no meaning,
if you can't enjoy the ride.

Too high a price that everyone's paying.
The world ain't so nice trying to survive.
Spending your life takin' chances you're given.
That's always enough to keep that dream alive.

If you're lookin' for trouble,
you can bet it's gaining from behind.
When you give, you get back double;
you can't lose... let your heart decide.

Too high a price that everyone's paying.
The world ain't so nice trying to survive.
Spending your life takin' chances you're given.
That's always enough to keep that dream alive.

No one lives forever, so don't waste your time.
Just ain't right to walk away; roll the dice, lay it on the line.

Too high a price that everyone's paying.
The world ain't so nice trying to survive.
Spending your life takin' chances you're given.
That's always enough to keep that dream alive.

Too high a price.
The world ain't so nice.
Spending your life takin' chances you're given.
That's always enough to keep that dream alive.

Too high a price, too high a price.  Can't pay it.
The world ain't so nice.  Too high a price.
Spending your life.  Too high a price.  Can't pay it.
That's always enough.

Wo, oh.
Too high a price, too high a price.  Can't pay it.
The world ain't so nice.  Too high a price.
Spending your life.  Too high a price.  Can't pay it.
That's always enough.

Repeat and fade

Brotherhood & Sibling Rivalry