Ray Lanich Band

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Ray Lanich Band
Words and Music by: Raymond Michael Lanich
Ray Lanich Band
Words and Music by: Raymond Michael Lanich
Ray Lanich Band
Words and Music by:Raymond Michael Lanich
Ray Lanich Band
Words and Music by: Raymond Michael Lanich
Ray Lanich Band
Words and Music by: Raymond Michael Lanich
Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

At Least I'm Moving

 

Hard luck yeah it's got me down

But I know one thing that can turn me around

A 180 goin' 80

I feel trapped gotta rattle my cage

I'm settin' me a course for the open range

Come with me to obscurity

 

Wave by all the towns I pass through

Chase that sun right into the moon

Not gonna stop anywhere anytime soon

My wheels will turn my wheels will turn

Over and over and over again yeah

 

Chorus

I keep my eyes on the road ahead

I never know where it's gonna end

Not goin' anywhere

But at least I'm moving

I'm so tired of standin' still

Whether it's a thousand miles or just over the hill

Not goin' anywhere

But at least I'm moving

 

I wanna tear down all these walls

That have trapped me in and made me feel so small

I no longer belong here

It's so hard to leave it all behind

For something I'm not sure I'll find

It's worth it I deserve it

 

Turn my music up so damn loud

Don't wanna come back down from this cloud

Give me a chance I'll make you all proud

I'll chase it down I'll chase it down

And turn this world upside down yeah

 

Repeat Chorus 2 times

 

(C) 2012 Raymond Michael Lanich

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

Muddy Mississippi

 

Stop messin' around with me I can't take anymore

Rogue shark lurkin' all around waiting to strike

How can you sleep at night

How can you look me in the eye

 

Chorus

Muddy Mississippi your lady's gettin' lippy

This town is feelin' frisky tonight

There's some that wanna tame me others wanna hang me

Will I make it out alive

 

You like wasting all my time gettin' paid by the hour

Gettin' rich off of all my work you have to feed the horse

How can you live with yourself

How can you kiss your kids goodnight

 

Repeat Chorus

 

Guitar

 

Don't be surprised at all

If you find yourself lying face down in the

 

Repeat Chorus 2 times

 

(C) 2012 Raymond Michael Lanich

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

Barkeeper

 

Take your time I'm not goin' anywhere

Think of me when you have made it there

Sure I'm glad for you but I hate myself

I should be there too instead of being here

You get to live the dream while I'm wide awake

I hope you live it up for both our sakes

 

Time flies by I haven't gone that far

You call up just to brag how good things are

When I picture you out there in the sun

It makes me dwell on all the things I haven't done

I could be like you if I could just focus

So I'll toast to you and your success

 

Chorus

Pour another drink barkeeper

I wanna sink down deeper

Pour another drink barkeeper ooh yeah

I wanna sink down deeper

 

Why can't things be flipped and turned around

I taught you how to even make a sound

What I'm going through I guess I can't conceal

Jealousy of your new town and your record deal

My head is pounding hard way too much to think

You go on being big and I'll just drink

 

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(C) 2012 Raymond Michael Lanich

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

Dragonflies

 

We like driving out Route 8

And parking by the lake

All across the marshy shore

You see what you adore

Iridescent-winged helicopters

There's nothing that you love more

No creature can compare

To those insects in the air

 

I laugh at you for not taking a camera with you

Again but that's okay

 

Chorus

I'll take a picture in my mind of chasin' dragonflies

Add it to the scrapbook of memories I have of you and I

No picture can contain the life I've shared with you

No picture lasts forever and my memories never fade

Never fade

 

Burnin' away the summer sun

Whishin' my day to be done

Then a break in the routine

Comes blending in the evergreens

An iridescent-winged helicopter

Glossy as a figurine

Then my memories take off and go

To that day so long ago

 

When I laughed at you for not taking a camera with you

Again but that's okay

 

Repeat Chorus 2 times

 

I'll take your picture store it in our scrapbook

Make it last forever it'll never fade now

I'll take your picture store it in our scrapbook

 

(C) 2012 Raymond Michael Lanich

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

When I Wake in the Morning

 

From the first time I ever looked at you

I knew we would share something that was true

Just by the smile on your face

To be with you I would fall from grace

 

But my heart's been twisted and turned

And handed back to me

I needed you to get this burden

Off of me

 

Chorus

When I wake in the morning

The first thought that I think of is you

I wanna live in every moment

I've spent with you infinity times two

'Cause we have something

That I'd never take advantage of

You made me realize

That I could love again

 

I could only hope that you feel the same

'Cause if not there's only me to blame

I just had to tell you this

That in you I've found the love that I've missed

 

But my heart's been twisted and turned

And handed back to me

I needed you to get this burden

Off of me

 

Repeat Chorus

 

Love again

Ooh love again

 

I didn't want to do this wrong

So that's why I wrote you this song

And if I had nine lives I assure

I'd give all of them to be a man of yours

 

But my heart's been twisted and turned

And handed back to me

I needed you to get this burden

Off of me

 

Repeat Chorus 2 times

 

(C) 2012 Raymond Michael Lanich

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

Sulfur, IN

 

Road trippin' takin' a free ride

Off the highway tank on the red line

Old country reststop

Gun shots in the background

In America's capitol hicktown

A place Google Earth never found

They hate any skin that's brown

Saw burned crosses all around

Went down in

 

Chorus 1

Sulfur, Indiana

Sulfur, Indiana

Sulfur, Indiana

Went down in Sulfur yeah

 

Repeat Chorus 1

 

First impressions are the hardest

To shake when they're so bad

Discrimination is still goin' strong

Out there in the back woods

It's okay if it is a red state

Don't need anymore brown states

Hearing this mandate

Makes me so irate

In towns like

 

Chorus 2

Sulfur, Indiana

Sulfur, Indiana

Sulfur, Indiana

In towns like Sulfur yeah

Sulfur, Indiana

Sulfur, Indiana

Sulfur, Indiana

Yeah-a-yeah

Yeah yeah yeah

 

I hope that it's not true

And the meaning's been misconstrued

Values that need reviewed

And renewed

In towns like

 

Repeat Chorus 

 

(C) 2012 Raymond Michael Lanich

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

The Degree

 

Teacher says to me think of your future

And one day a good job you can ensure

Father says to me listen to your teacher

And one day the good life will be yours

 

I saved some dough and I started in the fall

I was on my way to have it all

It was hard but I walked the longest yard

And I was proud yeah

 

Chorus 1

So I went to college passed all my classes

I earned myself a degree

And life hasn't been well since

I worked up a big debt good luck paying it off

With some shit job

That doesn't really pay that much at all

 

Boss lady says to me I hate to tell you

But your job's been cut and you are through

I say to my girlfriend I hate to tell you

But I just don't know what to do

 

Went back to school aced some more tests and quizzes

Got out and still had no promises

Now I know that it's not a guarantee

It's just a step yeah

 

Chorus 2

So I went to grad school passed some more classes

Earned another degree

And life hasn't been well since

Worked up more debt good luck paying it off

With some shit job

That doesn't really pay that much at all

C'mon

 

My advice to you is to follow your heart

Yeah you gotta go out and make your own start

You gotta go to it it won't come to you

Yeah your future is on you

 

There's no one to blame when it doesn't happed

Except yourself if you never begin

Sink or swim you have got to play the game

And make your own fame yeah

 

Chorus 3

And go to college pass all your classes

Earn yourself a degree

And give yourself a chance

Work up a big debt work hard paying it off

With some shit job

That doesn't really pay that much at

Doesn't really pay that much at

Doesn't really pay that much at all

 

(C) 2012 Raymond Michael Lanich

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

There's So Much More

 

Jet black hair with a little streak of blue

And sporting an "I don't care" attitude

Pays no mind to what other people think of her

She lives her life and they're just a blur

She says

 

Chorus

Don't let 'em tell you that you're not good enough

Don't let 'em tell you that you need to change

You can chase any dream that you want

Anywhere you want

 

Studded collar blue eyeshadow and gauges in her ears

A heart of gold and not one ounce of fear

She deserves a medal to put up on her shelf

For inspiring others just to be themselves

She says

 

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Yeah

 

She says is what you want really what you need

Is what you need really what you want

Is what you want really what you need

Is what you need really what you want

 

What I would give to live that free

And never care what people think of me

She says

 

Repeat Chorus

 

There's so much more than what's 'round here

There's so much more than what's 'round here

There's so much more than what's 'round here

 

You've gotta get your start

By following your heart

Then it won't be long

Until they're singing your song

 

(C) 2012 Raymond Michael Lanich 

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

Her Way is the Right Way

 

Can't you see that I need

Your lovin' all over me

She says she plays no games

Unless we play by her rules

 

Don't you know I won't argue

I'll be the student inside your school

She's no phony she rides the pony

In the love rodeo

 

It's her way or the highway

She says

 

Chorus

Her way is the right way

Her way is the right way

Her way is the right way

Her way is the right way

 

Oh baby please be kind to me

You're my favorite drug baby ecstasy

I'm addicted to you

Somebody please check me in

 

Count to three she's down on me

And then she shows me where babies feed

Hot momma uh goo goo ga ga

In your garden's where I plant my seed

 

It's her way or the highway

She says

 

Repeat Chorus

 

I've gotta story to tell you tonight

'Bout this girl who just does it right

She's into bondage she's into whips and chains

But most of all she practices the Kama Sutra

 

Can't you see that I need

Your lovin' all over me

She says she plays no games

Unless we play by her rules

 

Don't you know I won't argue

I'll be the student inside your school

She's no phony she rides the pony

In the love rodeo

 

It's her way or the highway

 

Repeat Chorus 2 times

 

Don't you know I won't argue

I'll be the student inside your school

Her way is her way is her way is her way is

The right way yeah

 

(C) 2012 Raymond Michael Lanich

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

Gone in a Heartbeat

 

Ever since she entered your life

I've been forgotten

You told me things wouldn't change

Now look what's happened

Caught up in your own little world

You can't resist it

'Cause you have forgotten how

To be independent

 

Yeah the girl may look good

But there's a price to pay

When you come back down to Earth

And your friends have all gone away

You forget those who made a difference in your life

You have sold your soul to the girl you think will be your wife

 

I know if it came down to me or her that you'd be

 

Chorus

Yeah you'd be gone in a heartbeat yeah

You'd be gone in a heartbeat

Yeah you'd be gone in a heartbeat yeah

Yeah you'd be gone in a heartbeat

 

What will you do when she's gone

Out of your life

Try to be cool with us again

Until another

 

Yeah those girls may look good

But there's a price to pay

When you come back down to Earth

And your friends have all gone away

You forget those who made a difference in your life

Sell your life to some girl right

 

I know if it came down to me or her that you'd be

 

Repeat Chorus

 

When will you ever try to remember us

Blinded by those shades of passion and lust

Caught up in your own little world

You can't resist it

'Cause you have forgotten how

To be independent

 

Yeah those girls may look good

But there's a price to pay

When you come back down to Earth

And your friends have all gone away

You forget those who made a difference in your life

You have sold your soul to the girl you think will be your wife

 

I don't have to say it 'cause you'd be

 

Repeat Chorus

 

You would be

You would be

 

(C) 2012 Raymond Michael Lanich

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

High School

 

See the drum major on her knees waving his baton

Gonna be his homecoming queen

Can't you see what's going on behind that classroom door

He treats the young girl like a whore

 

Chorus

'Cause high school sucks

Girl, high school sucks

Yeah, high school sucks

'Cause high school sucks

 

You think you can tell them what to wear like they really care

While the real crime is overlooked

Point your finger someplace else why don't don't you realize

That the perverts wear the ties 

 

Repeat Chorus 2 times

 

(C) 2008 Raymond Michael Lanich

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

Screwdriver

 

You over there with that gold blonde hair

I jus' wanna wrap my arms around you

If you'd gimmie a chance to get you to dance

I know that I will not disappoint you 

You're so fine I just can't keep in line

I've gotta find a way to make you mine

 

Chorus

'Cause you've got the nail and I've got the hammer

I got the pen and you've got the paper

You've got the screw and I've got the driver

Yeah, I got the hose to put out your fire 

 

I need a plan help me out here band

Since I was a young man all I wanted was a girl like you

Now you stand beside me my fantasy comes true

When I look in your eyes baby I know what's on your mind

Don't you worry 'bout me now dear 'cause I'm a few of a certain kind 

 

Repeat Chorus

 

Oh baby please I'm on my knees

Ah honey don't do this to me no

I'm on fire my burning desire

I wanna be your man for hire

 

Repeat Chorus 2 times 

 

(C) 2008 Raymond Michael Lanich

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

Nothing on Me

 

Just because your dad has money

Don't give you the right to be out there honey

Got news for you that isn't funny

There's days ahead that aren't so sunny

 

Chorus

I know I ain't got money

But I've got some mileage on me

So you've got nothing on me

On me

 

Got no friends in real high places

No family with famous faces

No head start at any races

No lawyers to try my cases

 

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I know you won't be there

I know you don't care

I know I'm all alone

So I'm gonna do this on my own

 

Just because your dad has money

Don't give you the right to be out there honey

Got news for you that isn't funny

There's days ahead that aren't so sunny

 

Repeat Chorus

 

(C) 2008 Raymond Michael Lanich

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

Lil' Girl

 

Young girl sittin' on a bench

What are you waiting for

With a suitcase and a black gig bag

She says I'm gonna be a star

And move where the lights shine so bright

I wished her the best of luck and said

 

Chorus

I'll play a song for you

I'll play a song for you lil' girl

I'll play a song for you

I'll play a song for you

 

I saw a dancer move 'cross the stage

She caught the eye of everyone

And the silence as she fell down

Well get up again yeah

She's smiling in the lights shining so bright

I wished her the best of luck and said

 

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Lil' girl I wanna be like you

Lil' girl I wanna be where you are

And play my songs in the lights shining so bright

And for my fans this is what I'll do yeah

 

Repeat Chorus

 

(C) 2008 Raymond Michael Lanich

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

My Jenny

 

I like the way you smile at me

With those dimples that you hate

You and me we go way back

Recently we discovered each other

 

Yeah we always seem to have our little moments

Even on the worst day of our lives

But somehow we always pull it together

And that's the best part about us yeah

 

Chorus

Girl your love is the color of the sunset

And your eyes as blue as the sky

And I know that there isn't any

Who can compare to my Jenny

 

And I know we'll last forever

Just by the way you look at me

Then I'll have a lifetime to pay you back

For those gifts you give me now

 

Yeah we always seem to have our little moments

Even on the worst day of our lives

But somehow we always pull it together

And that's the best part about us yeah

 

Repeat Chorus

 

Yeah we always seem to have our little moments

Even on the worst day of our lives

But somehow we always pull it togther

And that's the best part us yeah

 

Repeat Chorus 

 

(C) 2008 Raymond Michael Lanich

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

It Had to Come to This

 

Another chapter's ended and the book has closed

As we go our separate ways on the paths we chose

It doesn't matter what we've done in the past

It's what we did that night

I guess I should stop being hard on myself

'Cause nothing's gonna make things right

 

Chorus

And I'm sorry that it had to come to this

Wish we could have worked things out

And I'm sorry that it had to end this way

Nothing left to talk about

 

Talk about

 

Another day has ended I sometimes think of you

Don't know why after so much time I can't accept things are through

It doesn't matter what we've said in the past

It's what we said that night

I see you when I close my eyes

But nothing's gonna bring you back no

 

Repeat Chorus 3 times

 

Talk about yeah

Talk about yeah

 

Repeat Chorus

 

(C) 2008 Raymond Michael Lanich

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

Got the Feeling Back

 

For so long now there's been this chip on my shoulder

But I'm like a hammer that can crack the biggest boulder

Don't know what it was that brought me around

Or where this new faith was found

I'll hit the road and I won't look back

'Cause today I got the feeling back

 

Chorus

Well how do they know

They haven't lived my life no

My bags are all packed

'Cause today I got the feeling back

 

My life's in all the songs that I write

So how can they tell me if I'm wrong or right

I'm dodging critics like bullets in "The Matrix"

'Cause there's only one way to get my fix

I'll hit the road and get back on track

'Cause today I got the feeling back

 

Repeat Chorus 2 times

 

Hey hey yeah yeah yeah-e-yeah uh huh huh

Woh hey yeah yeah yeah-e-yeah

 

Repeat Chorus

 

For so long now there's been this chip on my shoulder

But I'm like a hammer that can crack the biggest boulder

Don't know what it was that brought me around

Or where this new faith was found

I'm not gonna worry when I hit the sack

'Cause today I got the feeling back

 

Repeat Chorus 2 times

 

(C) 2008 Raymond Michael Lanich

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

3rd Street Apartment

 

Sittin' here playin' my guitar on my balcony that overlooks the lake

I'm proud of the fact that I finally have my own place

My car's parked out front of my new address

I got food in the fridge and beer to entertain my guests

Yeah it's alright every night in my

 

Chorus 1

3rd Street apartment

Livin' in my 3rd Street apartment

 

Nine blocks from downtown right by the bay

I watch all the sunsets that end each day

I drive to the beech and walk in the sand

Then I head down to Sherlock's to check out the bands

'Cause it's alright each and every single night

Yeah it's alright how 'bout you hang out at my

 

Chorus 2

3rd Street apartment

Hang at my 3rd Street apartment

Come party at my 3rd Street apartment

We're livin' at my 3rd Street apartment

 

Well it's alright each and every single night

Well it's alright how 'bout you hang out at my

 

Repeat Chorus 2

 

Woh oh oh oh oh

Woh oh oh oh oh

 

(C) 2008 Raymond Michael Lanich

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

Save Those Tears

 

You call up frustrated and crying

That dream you had last night got to you

It's been so long why don't you see

That we love each other

One day we won't have this

Problem we're faced with

 

Chorus

Anything you ask from me

Anything you ask from me

Anything you ask from me

I'll do

Anything you ask from me

Anything you ask from me

Anything you ask from me

I'll do

 

You worry about things don't burn out

No use in letting it get to you

Don't worry I am here for you

Always forever

Save those tears for our wedding day

For when we are happy

 

Repeat Chorus 2 times

 

(C) 2008 Raymond Michael Lanich

Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

Is it Me, or the Rock n' Roll

 

I - I've had some girls who weren't keen about it

They - They see it as a threat

It's - It's the same old song and dance

Tell me what it takes to let you go

 

Chorus

Is it me or the rock n' roll

As if I sold my soul

Me or the rock n' roll

As if I sold my soul to rock n' roll

 

She - She gets so jealous of my other girls

Their names Fender and Rickenback'

Some - Some times I'd rather put my plug

Into - Into my Les Paul's jack

 

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Yeah I sold my soul to rock n' roll

Yeah I sold my soul to rock n' roll

 

It's - It's the same old song and dance

Tell me what it takes to let you go

 

Repeat Chorus

 

Yeah I sold my soul to rock n' roll

Yeah I sold my soul to rock n' roll

 

(C) 2008 Raymond Michael Lanich