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The Music: Band Releases: "Foreigner"03.20.01

Foreigner 1. "Feels Like The First Time"
2. "Cold As Ice"
3. "Starrider"
4. "Headknocker"
5. "The Damage Is Done"
6. "Long, Long Way From Home"
7. "Woman Oh Woman"
8. "At War With The World"
9. "Fool For You Anyway"
10. "I Need You"

© 1977 Atlantic Recording Corporation and WEA International Inc. Produced by John Sinclair and Gary Lyons in collaboration with Mick Jones and Ian McDonald. Engineered by Gary Lyons. Foreigner: guitarist Mick Jones, lead vocalist Lou Gramm, drummer Dennis Elliott, multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald, keyboardist Al Greenwood and bassist Ed Gagliardi. Notable appearance: Ian Lloyd on background vocals. First studio album.
 

Foreigner
Lou Gramm: lead vocals
Mick Jones: guitar, background vocals, lead vocals on "Starrider" (except bridges) and on "Woman Oh Woman" (except choruses)
Ian McDonald: guitar, keyboards, horns, background vocals
Al Greenwood: keyboards, synthesizers
Ed Gagliardi: bass guitar, background vocals
Dennis Elliott: drums

Additional musician
Ian Lloyd: background vocals

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1. "Feels Like The First Time"
(M. Jones)

I would climb any mountain
Sail across a stormy sea
If that's what it takes me, baby
To show how much you mean to me

And I guess it's just the woman in you
That brings out the man in me
(Oooooh) I know I can't help myself
(Oooooh) You're all in the world to me

It feels like the first time
Feels like the very first time
It feels like the first time
It feels like the very first time

I have waited a lifetime
Spent my time so foolishly
But now that I've found you
Together we'll make history

(Oooooh) And I know it must be the woman in you
(Oooooh) That brings out the man in me
(Aaaaah) I know I can't help myself
(Aaaaah) You're all my eyes can see

And it feels like the first time, like it never I did before (ooh-ooh ooh-ooh oooh)
Feels like the first time, like we've opened up the door
Feels like the first time, like it never will again, never again

It feels like the first time, it feels like the first time
It feels like the very first time, very, very, it feels
It feels like the first time, oh it feels like the first time
It feels like the very first time

Open up the door, won't you open up the door? Yeah

Feels like the first time
And it feels like the very first time
And it feels like the first time
It feels like the very first time
And it feels like the first time
It feels like the very first time
Oh it feels, it feels like the first time
Yeah it feels like the first time
It feels like the very first time

© 1977 Somerset Music / Evansongs Ltd. (ASCAP)

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2. "Cold As Ice"
(M. Jones / L. Gramm)

You're as cold as ice
You're willing to sacrifice our love

You never take advice
Someday you'll pay the price, I know

I've seen it before, it happens all the time
(Oooh-oooh) You're closing the door, you leave the world behind
You're digging for gold, yet throwing away
(Aaah-aaah) A fortune in feelings, but someday you'll pay

You're as cold as ice
You're willing to sacrifice our love

You want paradise
But someday you'll pay the price, I know

I've seen it before, (oooh-oooh) it happens all the time
(Oooh-oooh) You're closing the door, you leave the world behind
You're digging for gold, (aaah-aaah) yet throwing away
(Aaah-aaah) A fortune in feelings, but someday you'll pay

Cold as ice, you know that you are
Cold, cold, as, as, ice, as cold as ice to me
Cold, cold, as, as, ice

Ooh ooh ooh, cold as, cold as
I, i, ice, (you're as cold as ice) yes
(Cold as ice) You're as cold as ice, cold as ice, I know
(Cold as ice) You're as cold as ice, yes I know
(Cold as ice) You're as cold as ice, you're as cold as ice, cold as ice, I know
(Cold as ice) You're as cold as ice, oh yes I know
(Cold as ice) You're as cold as ice, you're as cold as ice, cold as ice, I know
(Cold as ice) You're as cold as ice, oh yes I know
(Cold as ice) You're as cold as ice, you're as cold as ice, you're as cold as ice, I know

© 1977 Somerset Music / Evansongs Ltd. / WB MusicCorp. (ASCAP)

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3. "Starrider"
(M. Jones / A. Greenwood)

I stole a ride
On a passing star
Not knowing where I was going
How near or how far

Through years of light
Lands of future and past
Until the heavenly gates
Were sighted at last

Starrider, rider, rider
Take me to the stars
Starrider, rider, rider
Show me where you are

Northern lights flashed by
And then they were gone
And as old stars would die
So the new ones were born

And ever on I sailed
Celestial ways
And in the light of my years
Shone the rest of my days

Speed increasing, all control is in the hands of those who know
Will they help us grow, to one day be starriders?

Starrider, rider, rider
Show me where you are
Starrider, rider, rider
Take me to the stars

Speed increasing, all control is in the hands of those who know
Will they help us grow, to one day be starriders?

© 1977 Somerset Music / Evansongs Ltd. (ASCAP)

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4. "Headknocker"
(L. Gramm / M. Jones)

He drives a '57 coupe
Walks with a stoop
Swears James Dean isn't dead
He's a dedicated rocker
A real headknocker
Don't look at his lady again

'Cause if he catches you messin'
He's gonna teach you a lesson
Don't let me say it again

Headknocker, headknocker
He's comin' on strong, a real showstopper
Headknocker, he might like to fight
Oh but boy does he love to play
Ooh, headknocker, headknocker
Ooh, headknocker

He's got an old fender strat
Plays behind his back
While he sings out Louie, Louie
He's a backseat mauler
A barroom brawler
I think he's gonna blacken your eye

If that don't teach you a lesson
Might show you his Smith & Wesson
Don't let me say it again

Headknocker, headknocker
He's comin' on strong, a real showstopper
Headknocker, he might like to pull around
Ooh baby does he love to play (oooooh-oooooh)
Ooh, oh baby does he love to play (oooooh-oooooh)
Ooh, loves to play, does he love to play (oooooh-oooooh)
Ooh, headknocker, listen to me, oh yeah (oooooh-oooooh)
Ooh, headknocker, I know he loves to play, to play (oooooh-oooooh)
Headknocker

© 1977 Somerset Music / Evansongs Ltd. / WB MusicCorp. (ASCAP)

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5. "The Damage Is Done"
(M. Jones / L. Gramm)

Is there a reason
For things that you say?
The way you're treating me
All the games I won't play

Well it's too late, no longer one
Don't want you, the damage is done

Will you miss me
When I leave you behind?
Will you tell your friends
I treated you unkind?

Well it's over now, and I'm on the run
I don't want you, the damage is done

There have been rumors
That my sense of humor
Is lacking in some ways
To me that's no reason
It's tantamount to treason
See what the judge has to say
You need to find
Someone half as blind
As I am to your games
And maybe you'll find out
What it's all about
And it can drive you insane

(Ooh) ooh the damage is done
(Ooh) and now I feel it's too late, the damage is done

It's over, (ooh) now I'm on the run
And baby you and I know, the damage is done

I feel it's too late, the damage is done

© 1977 Somerset Music / Evansongs Ltd. / WB MusicCorp. (ASCAP)

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6. "Long, Long Way From Home"
(M. Jones / L. Gramm / I. McDonald)

It was a Monday
A day like any other day
I left a small town
For the apple in decay

It was my destiny
It's what we needed to do
They were telling me
I'm telling you

I was inside looking outside
The millions of faces
But still I'm alone
Waiting, hours of waiting
Paying a penance
I was longing for home

I'm looking out for the two of us
I hope we'll be here when they're through with us

I was inside looking outside
Oh the millions of faces
But still I'm alone
Waiting, hours of waiting
I could feel the tension
I was longing for home

I'm looking out for the two of us
And I hope we'll be here when they're through with us

I'm coming home

Monday, sad, sad Monday
She's waiting for me
But I'm a long, long way from home

Sad, sad Monday
She's waiting for me
But I'm a long, long way from home

Sad, sad Monday
Oh she's waiting for me
But I'm a long, long way from home

© 1977 Somerset Music / Evansongs Ltd. / WB MusicCorp. / Mud Drum Music (ASCAP)

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7. "Woman Oh Woman"
(M. Jones)

Search through the years
And you wipe away the tears
To find a woman, not a girl
Just that feeling, like the beginning of the world

Beginning of the world

And your love flows like a river
'Til it reaches down to the sea
And it's then you start to thinking
Will the water, will the water cover me?

Woman oh woman, don't bury me alive
Just make me feel I've the right to survive
Woman oh woman, I hope that you can see
This is nothing like our love was meant to be, love was meant to be

You search through the years
And you wipe away the tears
To find a woman, not a girl
But a feeling, like the beginning of the world

Woman oh woman, don't bury me alive
Just make me feel I've the right to survive
Woman oh woman, I hope that you can see
This is nothing like our love was meant to be

Woman oh woman
Woman oh woman
Woman oh woman
Woman oh woman

Woman oh woman
Woah woman

© 1977 Somerset Music / Evansongs Ltd. (ASCAP)

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8. "At War With The World"
(M. Jones)

Never had no need for any military aid
And I never took charge of the light brigade
I got no castle to defend or attack
But still I seem to be picking up flack

I am the captain of this body of mine
I'll send fear into the enemy lines
On the ground, in the air or at sea
They're all pointing a finger at me

I'm at war with the world
That's the way it must be
Gonna fight while I can
To put an end to this misery

I'm at war with the world, war with the world
I'll have to fight to be free
Yes I'm at war with the world, war with the world
Nobody's capturing me

Never had no need for any military aid
Never took charge of the light brigade
I got no castle to defend or attack
But still I seem to be picking up flack

War with the world, war with the world
I'll have to fight to be be free
Yes I'm at war with the world, war with the world
Nobody's capturing me

War with the world
What do they want from me?
War with the world
Why don't they let me be?

(War with the world) war, war, war with the world
(War with the world) I'll find a way, I'll find a way, I'll find a way
To get some peace in this world
(War with the world) needs some changes made
I fight the world every day
(War with the world) I fight a war with the world
I'll make them understand, so much
(War with the world) so don't push me too far
I mean, I mean don't desert, just don't (war with the world) push me too far

© 1977 Somerset Music / Evansongs Ltd. (ASCAP)

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9. "Fool For You Anyway"
(M. Jones)

Well I miss you honey
A little more every day
And I know if I kissed you
You'd be comin' back home to stay

'Cause I know I was wrong
But how long do I have to pay?

You know you belong here beside me
I'm a fool for you anyway
I'm a fool for you anyway
'Cause I'm a fool for you anyway

Well I cried for you so long
My river of tears ran dry
And I tried to be so strong
But grew weaker as time went by

You know your love left a mark on me
I don't think it will fade away

I'll sit here and wait 'til you come home
'Cause I'm a fool for you anyway
I'm a fool for you anyway
Fool for you anyway

You know your love left a mark on me, on me
I don't think it will fade away

I'll sit here and wait 'til you come home
'Cause I'm a fool for you anyway
'Cause I'm a fool for you anyway
I'm a fool for you anyway

Fool for you anyway
Fool for you anyway
'Cause I'm a fool for you anyway
A fool for you anyway
Fool for you anyway
I'm a fool for you anyway

© 1977 Somerset Music / Evansongs Ltd. (ASCAP)

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10. "I Need You"
(L. Gramm / M. Jones)

Selling your soul ain't the right way of givin'
Oh with you I could change this misguided goal I've been livin'
Anything, anything, you might need or desire
Just call on me, 'cause my heart's on fire

And I need you, do you need me too?
Yes I need you, yes I need you

Many is the time I've cursed the Lord's creations
Oh but you touched my hand, I loved this new sensation
It was very strange, what a change, of you I did not tire
So call on me, my heart's on fire

Well I need you, do you need me too?
Need me too? Yes I need you, woah

Yes I need you, oh I need you
And I need you, say you need me too
Yes I need you, oh I need, say you need me too

Yes I need you, and I need you
Oh I need, yes I need you
Ooh oh I need, say you need me too
Say you need me too, say you need me too, say, say baby
Say you need me too, yes I need you
Oh I need you too, and I need you
Yes I need you

© 1977 Somerset Music / Evansongs Ltd. / WB MusicCorp. (ASCAP)

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Document Credits
Information and lyrics transcribed by Phoenix.

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