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The Music: Band Releases: "Agent Provocateur"05.21.01

Agent Provocateur 1. "Tooth And Nail"
2. "That Was Yesterday"
3. "I Want To Know What Love Is"
4. "Growing Up The Hard Way"
5. "Reaction To Action"
6. "Stranger In My Own House"
7. "A Love In Vain"
8. "Down On Love"
9. "Two Different Worlds"
10. "She's Too Tough"

© 1984 Atlantic Recording Corporation and WEA International Inc. Produced by Alex Sadkin and Mick Jones. Engineered by Frank Filipetti. Foreigner: guitarist Mick Jones, lead vocalist Lou Gramm, drummer Dennis Elliott and bassist Rick Wills. Notable appearances: Ian Lloyd on background vocals, Mark Rivera on saxophone and background vocals, Tom Bailey on keyboards, Jennifer Holliday and The New Jersey Mass Choir With Donnie Harper on background vocals. Fifth studio album, several instrumental and vocal extended versions of the studio tracks were included as B-sides of the singles of this album. A notable B-side was the instrumental "Street Thunder", which was written by Mick Jones to be the marathon theme of the Olympic Games of 1984 and appeared on the Olympic album and on some single releases of "I Want To Know What Love Is".
 

Foreigner
Mick Jones: guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, background vocals
Lou Gramm: lead vocals, percussion
Dennis Elliott: drums
Rick Wills: bass guitar, background vocals

Additional musicians
Ian Lloyd: background vocals
Wally Badarou: digital and analog synthesizers
Bob Mayo: hohner piano, additional synthesizers, background vocals
Mark Rivera: background vocals, saxophone
Jack Waldman, Brian Eddolls, Larry Fast and Dave LeBolt: additional synthesizers
Jennifer Holliday, Tom Bailey and The New Jersey Mass Choir With Donnie Harper: background vocals on "I Want To Know What Love Is"

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1. "Tooth And Nail"
(L. Gramm / M. Jones)

I'm tired of all this cheap talk
When you walk next to me
They say I ain't good enough for you, ah
Why don't they come and tell me

When they see us out in the night
They can't wait to tear us apart
Now I hear them saying lovin' you ain't right
Well they'd better be ready 'cause honey I'll be there

I will fight tooth and nail
Count on me, I will not fail you
I will fight tooth and nail

They say I'm always breaking promises
And I'm just fooling with you
Then they try and come between the two of us
Man, that's a bad thing to do

I can say I had more than enough
But I ain't gonna take it too hard
I said hey, they want to play rough
Well let's see who backs down when the trouble starts

I will fight tooth and nail
Count on me, I will not fail you
I will fight tooth and nail

Come on try me, I won't give in
They take advantage, but they can't win
I'll be your man baby, wait and see
Ain't nobody, nobody take your love from me

I will fight tooth and nail
I was wrong, I will not fail you
I will fight tooth and nail

I'll be your man baby, wait and see
Ain't nobody, nowhere take your love away from me

I will fight tooth and nail
Count on me, I will not fail you
I will fight tooth and nail

Right now, (yeah) tooth and nail
I am waiting for the fight, tooth and nail
Right now, c'mon, tooth and nail
(Right now) right now, tooth and nail
C'mon, tooth and nail
Ah fight, tooth and nail
Right now, c'mon, tooth and nail
Hey c'mon, right now, tooth and nail

© 1984 Somerset Songs Publishing Inc. / Evansongs Ltd. / Stray Notes Music (ASCAP)

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2. "That Was Yesterday"
(M. Jones / L. Gramm)

I, thought I knew you well
But all this time I could never tell
I, let you get away
Haunts me every night and every day

You, were the only one
The only friend that I counted on
How, could I watch you walk away
I'd give anything to have you here today

But now, I stand alone with my pride
And dream, that you're still by my side

But that was yesterday
I had the world in my hands
But it's not the end of my world
Just a slight change of plans

That was yesterday
But today life goes on
No more hiding in yesterday
'Cause yesterday's gone, ah-ah ah-ah aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Love, my love I gave it all
Thought I saw the light when I heard you call
Life, that we both could share
Has deserted me, left me in despair

But now, I stand alone with my pride
Fighting back the tears, I never let myself cry

But that was yesterday
Love was torn from my hands
But it's not the end of my world
Just a little hard to understand

That was yesterday
But today life goes on
You won't find me in yesterday's world
Now yesterday's gone

Good bye yesterday
Now it's over and done
Still I hope somewhere deep in your heart
Yesterday will live on, oh-oh oh-oh oooooooooooooooh

© 1984 Somerset Songs Publishing Inc. / Evansongs Ltd. / Stray Notes Music (ASCAP)

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3. "I Want To Know What Love Is"
(M. Jones)

I gotta take a little time
A little time to think things over
I better read between the lines
In case I need it when I'm older

Aaaah woah-ah-aah

Now this mountain I must climb
Feels like a world upon my shoulders
And through the clouds I see love shine
It keeps me warm as life grows colder

In my life there's been heartache and pain
I don't know if I can face it again
Can't stop now, I've traveled so far
To change this lonely life

I wanna know what love is
I want you to show me
I wanna feel what love is
I know you can show me

Aaaah woah-oh-ooh

I'm gonna take a little time
A little time to look around me, oooh ooh-ooh ooh-ooh oooh
I've got nowhere left to hide
It looks like love has finally found me

In my life there's been heartache and pain
I don't know if I can face it again
I can't stop now, I've traveled so far
To change this lonely life

I wanna know what love is
I want you to show me
I wanna feel what love is
I know you can show me

I wanna know what love is
I want you to show me
And I wanna feel, I want to feel what love is
And I know, I know you can show me

Let's talk about love

I wanna know what love is, the love that you feel inside
I want you to show me, I'm feeling so much love
I wanna feel what love is, no, you just cannot hide
I know you can show me, yeah, woah-oh-ooh

I wanna know what love is, let's talk about love
I want you to show me, I wanna feel it too
I wanna feel what love is, I wanna feel it too
And I know, and I know, I know you can show me

Show me what is real, woah (woah), yeah I know

I wanna know what love is, hey I wanna know what love
I want you to show me, I wanna know, I wanna know, want know
I wanna feel what love is, hey I wanna feel, love
I know you can show me, yeah

© 1984 Somerset Songs Publishing Inc. / Evansongs Ltd. (ASCAP)

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4. "Growing Up The Hard Way"
(M. Jones / L. Gramm)

He's got nothing to say
He's got no excuse
He's just made that way
And he's gonna stay that way

Like a dog on the loose
In a firework display in a world of his own
No, no, no, he won't back down
Or go running back home

He's come a long way in life
He's got a long way to go
He don't even know
He don't care because

He's growing up the hard way
In and out of trouble every day
He's growing up the hard way
Now no tellin' where you'll end up, boy

And he's got nothing to say
Like he's lost for the worlds
His mind's in a daze, that's his way
It's just a little game he plays

He's got nowhere to run
While the city sleeps he wanders alone
Cuttin' through the steel
And the hearts of stone

He's come a long way in life
He's got a long way to go
He don't even know
But he don't care because

He's growing up the hard way
In and out of trouble every day
He's growing up the hard way
You'd better walk the straight and narrow, yeah

Growing up the hard way
In and out of trouble every day
He's growing up the hard way
Never know what you're in for, boy

He's come a long way in life
He's got a long way to go
He don't wanna know
And he don't care because

He's growing up the hard way
In and out of trouble every day
He's growing up the hard way
Yeah, and he's gonna stay that way

You see, he's growing up the hard way
Walk the straight and narrow yeah, maybe someday
But still he's growing up the hard way
It's just the way he's grown up

Yeah, growing up the hard way
There ain't no other way
Growing up the hard way

Growing up the hard way

© 1984 Somerset Songs Publishing Inc. / Evansongs Ltd. / Stray Notes Music (ASCAP)

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5. "Reaction To Action"
(M. Jones / L. Gramm)

Yeah, one, one, one
Yeah-hey
Alright

It's hard getting through to me
I'm truly elusive
I got my own point of view

And I'm the one of a kind
And I tell you l'il girl
I am fascinated by you

You see, there's something about you
That makes all the difference
Like the night is to day

Well I can get along without you
But I know that within you
You've got what I'm missing
And I'll find a way

To get reaction to action
Hey, say the word that would thrill me
Yeah, I need reaction to action
Just one look that would kill me

Hey, you got a way
Of drawing attention to you
You know you stand out in a crowd

But the way that you play
With any man's affections, hmmm
Should never be allowed

See I consider myself
The one who will show you
I'd go as far as to say

Girl, I ain't leaving here without you
But you better understand
There's only one rule in this game
We're gonna play

And that's reaction to action
Maybe like a word that would thrill me
I need reaction to action
One look that would kill me

Give me reaction to action
It's getting late, I'd better make a definite move
(Reaction to action) action
And after that baby, it's up to you

I need reaction to action
Just a word that would thrill me
I need reaction to action
You know what I'm talking about

Give some reaction to action
You got a look, you got a way that'll kill me
Reaction to action, reaction to action, action
Baby, don't think about it, just react

(Reaction to action) action
(Reaction to action) action
Reaction to action, reation to action, yeah-eh-eh-eh, aaah-oooh
Reaction to action, yeah

(Reaction to action) action

© 1984 Somerset Songs Publishing Inc. / Evansongs Ltd. / Stray Notes Music (ASCAP)

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6. "Stranger In My Own House"
(M. Jones)

She said
"Boy your luck is running out"
She make me feel like a stranger
In my own house

I come stumbling in, at a quarter to three
To the sound of my own dog growlin' at me
Ah-I'm scared to move or turn on a light
Ah, you've got me creepin' around in the dark like a thief in the night

I've got no excuse, ah-I should have known
I've got no place to live, I never feel at home

I walk into the kitchen, to see what's there
Ah-I'm tired and I'm hungry but the cupboard's bare
I've been working all day and all night too
I can't believe this is all I have to come back to

I guess I'll take a look upstairs, in the danger zone
I wonder what I'm doing here, when I never feel at home

I'm a (stranger) stranger in my own house
I've got the keys to the door but I'm still locked out
I'm a (stranger) stranger in my own house
Yeah, I'm gettin' a l'il upset about it too, babe
Woah-I'll huff and I'll puff and blow this house down
Won't be a (stranger) stranger in my own house
I better leave this place, baby

Yeah, ah-ha, ah-ha

I see the "do not disturb" sign hanging on my bedroom door
Hey, what is this sheet and pillow laying on the floor?
I guess I wore out my welcome, I hear you loud and clear
It takes so l'il, I think it's time we'd get a few things straight around here

I've got no excuse, I should've known
I've got a place to live, but I never feel at home

I'm just a (stranger) stranger in my own house
I've got the keys to the door but I'm still locked out
(Stranger) stranger in my own house
Yeah, I know you're messing with me girl, go over it, no more, ah-ah
I'll huff and I'll puff and blow this house down
Can't be a (stranger) stranger in my own house

Yeah I know, aaah, whoa ah-ooh

I've got no excuse, I should've known
With a woman like you, I'm better off alone

I'm a (stranger) stranger in my own house
I've got the keys to the door but I'm still locked out
I'm just a (stranger) stranger in my own house
Oh, honey I'm home
I'm just a (stranger) stranger in my own house
You got a lion on your hands girl, not a mouse
I'm just a (stranger) stranger in my own house
Yeah, somebody's got to go
I'm just a (stranger) stranger in my own house

I'm just a stranger in my own house

Stranger

Stranger

Stranger

© 1984 Somerset Songs Publishing Inc. / Evansongs Ltd. (ASCAP)

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7. "A Love In Vain"
(M. Jones / L. Gramm)

Long night, too long and lonely
Laying there asking myself
Hey what's going on with you and me?
How could I be so unaware
So blind I could not see?
Knowing you'd be there
And always would be

Is anyone to blame but me?
I've been so concerned with myself
Now I need you desperately
If you've fallen for another
Let's be honest with each other
Is there still a chance
And maybe hope to save our romance?

We can't be strangers
You mean too much to me
I won't let this be a love in vain
Don't want the loneliness
Of just a memory
I don't want a love in vain

Just one more night, I wanna spend with you
We'll let our hearts do the talking
Like we used to do
We'll make our first kiss last forever
Put the pieces back together
'Cause there's still a chance
There may be hope to save our romance

We can't be strangers
You mean to much to me
I won't let this be a love in vain, no, no, don't want a love in vain
Don't want the loneliness
Of just a memory
Don't want a love in vain

Woah-ah, oh darling look what you've done to me
I'll show you how this love should be
Don't let it be a love in vain

And please, don't, don't you know?
You got my heart on a string
Don't let go, don't let this love be a love in vain

(Yeah) yeah-eeh-eeh

We can't be strangers
It's not our destiny
I won't let this be a love in vain, don't want a love in vain
Don't want the loneliness
Of just a memory
Don't let this be a love in vain

© 1984 Somerset Songs Publishing Inc. / Evansongs Ltd. / Stray Notes Music (ASCAP)

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8. "Down On Love"
(M. Jones / L. Gramm)

Some people stay all alone and hide
They don't even want to know the reason why
They've given up on finding someone new
But new love comes, it's gonna come for you
When true love comes, it's gonna comfort you

Now you say you've got a broken heart
You oughta know this side of love can leave you torn apart
Dry your eyes 'cause your heart's gonna mend
And maybe tonight you'll fall in love again
Yeah, maybe tonight you'll fall in love again

(Ooooooh, oooooh) but I know, I know
That you're, down on love
But you're wrong, (ooooooh, oooooh) so wrong
To be, down on love

Hmmmm-ah-ah-aah

Now love seems so far away, your skies are so cloudy
And the tears come like fallin' rain
Face up to it and don't pretend
And maybe tonight you'll fall in love again
Yeah, maybe tonight you'll fall in love again

Just once in lifetime you'll realize
When love takes two, only one heart cries

(Ooooooh, oooooh) but you're wrong, so wrong
To be, down on love
(Ooooooh, oooooh) you know you're not the only one
See I've been, down on love

In matters (ooooooh, oooooh) of the heart, you better know before you start
You can't get, down on love
So always (ooooooh, oooooh) be prepared, to be alone and a little scared
But never, down on love, oooh-ooh oooh-ooh-ooh oooooh

Ooh girl
You see you can't stay down forever, girl
Oooh, down on love
Come on, now
Don't get, down on love
This ain't right baby, no
(Oooh) no, (aaah) down on love
And don't you (don't get down on love) go through life livin'
(Down on love) oooh, (oooh-ooh oooh) down on love
Don't you (don't get down on love) go through life livin'
(Down on love) oooh, down on love
Don't you (don't get down on love) go through life livin'
(Down on love) oooh, (oh-oh oh-oh oh-oh) down on love
(Hmmmm) don't (no) get, down on love
(Down on love) oooh, down on love

© 1984 Somerset Songs Publishing Inc. / Evansongs Ltd. / Stray Notes Music (ASCAP)

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9. "Two Different Worlds"
(L. Gramm)

Hmmmm
Aaaah

I know this girl, she's always on my mind
She lives in her world and I, I live in mine
I should forget about her and I've tried
Oh Lord knows I've tried
But I wanna to know her

And here's the other side

I've got someone waiting for me every night
And she's the only one I've ever loved
And it's been that way for the longest time, eh
She's the one that makes my world go right
And it tears me in two 'cause I know where I'll be tonight

I think she knows it, I think she knows

I live in two different worlds, two different worlds
One that belongs to me, one could be wrong for me
Two different worlds, two different worlds
Always, two different worlds

Is she that different or is it the thrill of someone new? Ooh-ooh
Strung out on her, I need her love, I need it bad
And I know, I know it's true
I'm the one that lies awake alone
And I know, she's the one that makes me stray from home

And I know it, yeah I, I know it

I live in two different worlds, two different worlds
One that I may regret and, one that I can't forget
Two different worlds, two different worlds
Always, two different worlds, woah-oh

(Two different worlds) no, I can't explain this emptiness
No, I know that I can't go on like this
Two different worlds, two different worlds
Oh oh-oooh-ooh, oh oh-oooh-ooh

(Two) it's two different worlds, I live in two different worlds
(Different worlds) one that I may regret, and that one that I don't wanna forget
(Two different worlds) two different worlds, but I can't live in both
I know, I know, one world I must let go

© 1984 Stray Notes Music (ASCAP)

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10. "She's Too Tough"
(M. Jones / L. Gramm)

My girl, everybody says she's alright
And I know, that she's more than alright
Well, she's a hard headed woman, got a mean attitude
I may have bitten off more than I can chew
I get a little light headed at her altitude
But she goes one step higher

If I'm gonna spend the rest of my life
With a woman like that, I better think twice

She's too tough
I said, she's too tough
From the moment she wakes up
Her mind is made up
She's too tough, she's too tough

My girl, she's got a way about her
I know, I can never live without her
She's a hard headed woman, so hard to please
She's got her own way of dealing with me
I'm out on a limb, I'm a cat up a tree
But this tree's on fire

I want that woman for the rest of my life
I don't know if I'm up to payin' the price

She's too tough
I said that she's too tough
From the moment she wakes up
Her mind is made up
She's too tough

You hear, she's too tough
Well I don't believe
I'll ever leave her
She's too tough, she's too tough

Well if I'm gonna spend the rest of my life
With a woman like her, I'd better think twice

She's too tough
I said, she's too tough
From the moment she wakes up
Her mind is made up
She's too tough

That's right, she's too tough
If I do what I'm told
She's gooder than gold to me
She's too tough

I said, she's too tough
When push comes to shove
This must be love
She's too tough

Yeah, she's too tough
Well I don't believe
I'd ever leave her, never leave her
She's too tough, she's too tough

© 1984 Somerset Songs Publishing Inc. / Evansongs Ltd. / Stray Notes Music (ASCAP)

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Information and lyrics transcribed by Phoenix.

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