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The Music: Band Releases: "Rough Diamonds #1"09.08.01

Rough Diamonds #1 1. "Juke Box Hero" (rough acoustic version)
2. "Double Vision" (rough acoustic version)
3. "Waiting For A Girl Like You" (undressed version)
4. "Dirty White Boy" (rough electric version)
5. "Fool For You Anyway" (rough acoustic version)

© 1999 Urgent Productions, Inc. Produced by Mick Jones. Engineered by Dennis Fitzmartin. This is a kind of unplugged EP recorded by Mick Jones and Lou Gramm at Mick's personal studios in N.Y.C., a limited edition autographed CD which was available only at concerts of the Foreigner's U.S.A. Summer Tours of 1999 and 2000, and now for a brief period at The Official Foreigner Web Site and Gift Shop. All songs are acoustic, except for "Waiting For A Girl Like You", which is a keyboard / vocal version, and "Dirty White Boy", which is kind of rough but electric. Mick Jones performs all instruments on all songs, background vocals on "Juke Box Hero" and "Dirty White Boy", and lead vocals on "Fool For You Anyway", while Lou Gramm performs background vocals on that song and lead vocals on the rest.

Musicians
Lou Gramm: lead vocals on all tracks except on "Fool For You Anyway"
Mick Jones: all instruments on all tracks, background vocals on "Juke Box Hero" and "Dirty White Boy", lead vocals on "Fool For You Anyway"

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1. "Juke Box Hero" (rough acoustic version)
(L. Gramm / M. Jones)

Standing in the rain, with his head hung low
He couldn't get a ticket now, it was a sold out show
He heard the roar of the crowd, he could picture the scene
He put his ear to the wall, then like a distant scream

He heard one guitar, he just blew him away
He saw stars in his eyes, ah, and the very next day
He bought this beat up six string, in some secondhand store
Didn't know how to play it, but he knew for sure

Oh one guitar, felt good in his hands
He didn't take long, to understand
Just one guitar, slung way down low
Was a one way ticket, only one way to go

So he started rockin'
He just can't stop
He gotta keep on rockin'
He's got to stay on top

He's just a juke box hero, stars in his eyes
He's a juke box hero, aaah-aaah
He just wanna be a juke box hero, stars in his eyes
Juke box hero
He'll come alive tonight

In a town without a name, in a heavy downpour
Thought he passed his own shadow, by the backstage door
Like a trip through the past, to that day in the rain
And that one guitar, made his whole life change

Now he needs to keep on rockin'
He just can't stop
He gotta keep on rockin'
He's got to stay on top

He just wanna be a juke box hero, stars in his eyes
He's a juke box hero, aaah-aaah
He just wanna be a juke box hero, stars in his eyes
Juke box hero
He'll come alive tonight

© 1981 Somerset Songs Publishing Inc. / Evansongs Ltd. (ASCAP)

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2. "Double Vision" (rough acoustic version)
(L. Gramm / M. Jones)

Feeling down 'n' dirty, feeling kinda mean
Well I've been from one to another extreme
Time I had a good time, but I can't wait
I wanna stick around 'till I can't see straight

I just fill this eyes, with that double vision
There ain't no disguise, for that double vision
Oooh ah, when it gets through to me, it's always new to me
My double vision gets the best of me, yeah

Never do more than I, really need
My mind is racing, but my body's in the lead
Yeah, tonight's the night, I'm gonna push it to the limit
I live all of my years in a single minute, yeah-eah

I just fill this eyes, with that double vision
There ain't no disguise, for that double vision
Oooh ah, when it gets through to me, it's always new to me
My double vision always seems to get the best of me, yeah, the best of me

Oooh-oooh, oooh-oooh, double vision
It gets me out of my head
Oooh-oooh, gets me out of my head
Out of my head, out of my head
Double vision, double vision
Takes me out of my head, oh double vision

© 1978 Somerset Songs / Evansongs Ltd. / WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

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3. "Waiting For A Girl Like You" (undressed version)
(M. Jones / L. Gramm)

So long
I've been looking too hard, waiting too long
Sometimes I don't know what I will find
I only know it's a matter of time

When you love someone
When you love someone

It feels so right, so warm and true
I need to know if you feel it too

Now maybe I'm wrong
Won't you tell me if I'm coming on too strong?
This old heart of mine, it's been hurt before
This time I wanna be sure

I've been waiting, for a girl like you, to come into my life
I've been waiting, for a girl like you, and a love that will survive
I've been waiting, for someone new, to make me feel alive
Yeah, waiting, for a girl like you, to come into my life

Yeah, waiting baby, woah-oooh woah-oooh oooh-oooh
I've been waiting, I've been waiting for you, girl
Won't you come into my life? Ooooooh ooooooh-oooh
Won't you come into my life?

© 1981 Somerset Songs Publishing Inc. / Evansongs Ltd. (ASCAP)

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4. "Dirty White Boy" (rough acoustic / electric version)
(M. Jones / L. Gramm)

Hey baby if you're feelin' down
I know what's good for you, all day

That's right, uuuh-uuuh

Are you worried what your friends see?
Will it ruin your reputation lovin' me? Lovin' me?

'Cause I'm a dirty white boy
Yeah a dirty white boy
Just a dirty white boy

I've been in trouble since I don't know when
I'm in trouble right now and I know somehow I'll find trouble again

Now, I'm a loner, I ain't never alone
Every night I get one step closer to the danger zone

Call me a dirty white boy
Yeah a dirty white boy
Just a dirty white boy
Just a dirty white boy

Alright

Now, now, c'mon, c'mon boy
Oh a dirty white boy
I'm just a dirty white boy
A dirty white boy

Nah, nah, a dirty white
I said that's right
Hey, hey, white boy, yeah

© 1979 Somerset Songs Publishing Inc. / Evansongs Ltd. (ASCAP)

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5. "Fool For You Anyway" (rough acoustic version)
(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 belong here beside me
I am a fool for you anyway
I'm a fool for you anyway
I'm a fool for you anyway

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

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

© 1977 Somerset Music / Evansongs Ltd. (ASCAP)

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Document Credits
Information and lyrics transcribed by Phoenix.

The Music: Band Releases: "Rough Diamonds #1"09.08.01
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