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The Music: Related Releases: Johnny Edwards Releases: "JK Northrup"04.27.03

JK Northrup 1. "Fire And Water"
2. "Sheila"
3. "Fat City"
4. "Ready For The Rain"
5. "She's Waiting"
6. "The Kid Is Back In Town"
7. "Candy Apple Red"
8. "Outside Looking In"
9. "Survival In The Streets"
10. "I.M.N.U."
11. "The West"

© 2001 Melodic Mayhem Music.  Produced by Jeff K. Northrup and Johnny Edwards. "Survival In The Streets" produced by Ronnie Montrose. Northrup: guitarist Jeff K. Northrup, lead vocalist Johnny Edwards, bassist Larry Hart, and drummer Glenn Hicks. First "solo" album, collection of demos recorded between 1988 and 1990 by the band Northrup, and released as JK Northrup (Jeff K. Northrup) debut solo album. The track "Ready For The Rain" is the original version of the Foreigner song included on the "Unusual Heat" album.
 

Northrup
Jeff Northrup: guitars, background vocals, all instruments on "I.M.N.U."
Johnny Edwards: lead vocals
Glenn Hicks: drums, background vocals
Larry Hart: bass

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1. "Fire And Water"
(J. Northrup / J. Edwards)

Oh-ooh yeah

Oh oh baby

Losing to belong

You're looking for trouble
And I'm just the one, to give it to ya baby
And you need good lovin'
And I'm the one who can satisfy
And when we meet, sparks are gonna fly

Whoah-ooh-oh, the river is rising
Whoah-ooh-oh, and I'm over my head
Whoah-ooh-oh, oh oh-oh-oh

My, my, my, we're like fire and water, you and I
My, my, my, just like fire and water, oh-ooh yeah, alright

And don't tell me I'm a loser
'Cause what I got, you can't live without it baby
And I might have nothing
But I know what the night is for
And it keeps you comin' back for more

Whoah-ooh-oh, the river is rising
Whoah-ooh-oh, and I'm over my head
Whoah-ooh-oh, oh oh-oh-oh oh-oh

My, my, my, we're like fire and water, you and I
My, my, my, just like fire and water, and I know, sparks are gonna fly

Oh yeah, wake up baby
Something I want to say to you
You just pull the sheet away, yeah
Pull the sheet away, pull the sheet away

My, my, my, we're like fire and water, you and I
My, my, my, just like fire and water, and I know, sparks are gonna fly

Like fire and water, ooh ooh yeah
My, my, my, we're like fire and water, hey

Fire and water

© 2001 UP-R-NORTH Music / Bee-Hix Music (ASCAP)

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2. "Sheila"
(J. Northrup / J. Edwards)

Oooh hoh

Alright baby

Slow motion magic, right before my eyes
Oooh it's got me hypnotized, oh yeah
With all the right moves, she's so complete
The hottest thing on Bourbon Street, all right now

And when she walks, ooh, leaves no question
I've got to make connection
Searchin' for the answer, and I found myself in bed
Now it's goin', straight to my head

Hey, hey, Sheila
Would you like to fly?
Well I'd love to take you higher
Hey, hey, Sheila
Just put your hand in mine
And I know we'll touch the sky

And when she's dancing you know, it really drives me wild
I really like your style baby
And I need you now like never before, do I have to insist?
Come on, let's seal it, seal it with a kiss now

Hey, hey, Sheila
Would you like to fly?
Well I'd love to take you higher
Hey, hey, Sheila
Just put your hand in mine
And I know we'll touch the sky, touch me

She makes it feel like the first time
She give it all, like oh it's gonna be the last
And with her body, her body next to mine
She says hold on tight babe
We're headin' straight for the finish line
And we're almost there now

Hey, hey, Sheila
Would you like to fly?
Well I'd love to take you higher
Hey, hey, Sheila
Just put your hand in mine
And I know we'll touch the sky, ooh

Hey, hey, Sheila
Would you like to fly?
Well I'd love to take you higher
Hey, hey, Sheila
Just put your hand in mine
And I know we'll touch the, sky, ooh

© 2001 UP-R-NORTH Music / Bee-Hix Music (ASCAP)

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3. "Fat City"
(J. Northrup / J. Edwards)

Ah-ooooooh

Sun goes down in the desert town
Everybody is feelin' lucky tonight
Lookin' for some easy money
Up and down the boulevard
Everybody's on the make
Let me tell ya honey

Hey, good looking, step right this way
Listen to me baby, this could be your lucky day

Fat city, gonna bleed you dry
And when you get there, this town eats you alive
It's a pity, when you find you're all alone
In fat city, it cuts you to the bone

People on these city streets
They wanna give you something for free
You know you just can't lose
They keep you guessin' teach you a lesson
Then they'll make a deal
A deal you can't refuse

Hey, good looking, step right this way
Let me tell ya baby, this could be your lucky day

Fat city, gonna bleed you dry
And when you get there, this town eats you alive
It's a pity, when you find you're all alone
Fat city, cuts you to the bone

You say you want money
Check this out honey

You wanna make it in this town
You're gonna have to suffer
'Cause I'll tell you no place gets any tougher
You say you want what's comin' to ya
A little piece of the action
Well step right this way

Fat city, gonna bleed you dry
And when you get there, this town eats you alive
It's a pity, when you find you're all alone
In fat city, it cuts you to the bone

Fat city, lookin' for some easy money
A little easy money
Fat city, gonna bleed you dry
And when you get there, this town eats you alive

Ooh oh-ooh yeah

© 2001 UP-R-NORTH Music / Bee-Hix Music (ASCAP)

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4. "Ready For The Rain"
(J. Northrup / J. Edwards)

Early in the mornin'
Before the daylight
I hear the sound of thunder
Comin' thru the night

I lie awake and I wonder
Where my life is goin'
Am I on a road leadin' nowhere?
There's no way of knowin'

But there's one thing and it's for certain
There's no use looking back, oh Lord
I've seen the lightning, yeah
And I'm ready for the rain to fall

Now I'm standin' on a mountain
Lookin' into the sky
I see the clouds come rollin' in
Water fills my eyes

I don't know what's in the future
No one can say
I never think about the past
I've gotta live for today

I've seen the lightning
I'm ready for the rain to fall

Livin' on borrowed time is the only way I know
I'm makin' my own way, 'cause I don't wanna follow
Here we are, with a new day dawning
Now I'm leavin' it all behind
When the rain, starts fallin' down
Washin' my blues away

I'm ready for the rain to fall

Get ready

Ooh, yeah, yeah

Livin' on borrowed time is the only way I know
Now I'm leavin' it all behind
When the rain, starts fallin' down

Now it's late in the evening
And my heart's feelin' heavy
But I won't, hide my head in the sand
I've got to get ready, ooooh ooh-ooh oooh

I've seen the lightning
I've heard the thunder

And I'm ready for the rain to fall
I'm ready for the rain to fall, ready for the rain
I'm ready for the rain to fall, I'm ready, (ready for the rain)
Ready for the rain to fall, (to fall), and I've heard the thunder
Ready for the rain to fall, and I've seen the lightning
Ready for the rain to fall, alright babe
Ready for the rain to fall, oh-oh oh-oh
I'm ready for the rain

© 2001 To The Moon Music (ASCAP) / Universal Music Publishing Group / Rondor Music International Inc.

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5. "She's Waiting"
(J. Northrup / J. Edwards)

When I wake up, lonely in the night
I breathe a heavy sigh, as I reach for the light
I find my guitar, waiting like a friend
Helpin' me get by, till I see her again

Spendin' all my time
Alone anticipating
I don't know why
But I know she's waiting

And I've always been a dreamer, but I know right from wrong
She gives me everything, I've needed for so long
But I was born a loner, searchin' 'till the bitter end
Always waiting, for the rest of my life to begin

Walkin' the streets at night
I'm lost in another place and time
There's always one thing on my mind
Somehow I know

She's waiting for me, waiting all alone
She's waiting for me, but I'm far away from home, I know
She's waiting for me, waiting all alone
She's waiting for me, but I'm far away, far away from home

Oh-ooh yeah, ooh-ooh ooh-ooooh

Oh-ooh baby

Outside my window
The winter winds are blowin'
Blowin' oh so cold

She's waiting for me, waiting all alone
She's waiting for me, but I'm far away from home, I know
She's waiting for me, waiting all alone
She's waiting for me, but I'm far away, far away from home
She's waiting for me, I know she's waiting, she's waiting

© 2001 UP-R-NORTH Music / Bee-Hix Music (ASCAP)

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6. "The Kid Is Back In Town"
(J. Northrup / J. Edwards)

Cold wind blows
Through the streets I used to know
Lookin' back on better days
Before I hit my all time low
And I'm burnin' up inside
Thinking 'bout the love that I, used to know

I've been searchin' for a long time
But I couldn't find my way
I've seen my share of trouble baby
But now I'm here to stay
And if you know what's good for you
You'll stay out of my way, oh oh-oh

High roller
Lay you money down
I ain't no loser

Spread the word around
The kid is back in town
I'm burnin' bright for you baby
Spread the word around
The kid is back in town
And you, can't keep a good man down, too long

I walked barefoot through the fire
And now I need a little taste
Of the good love we had baby
And I ain't got time to waste
I'm an angry young man
And I hope you can understand, yeah

High, high roller
Lay you money down
I ain't no loser

Spread the word around
The kid is back in town
I'm gonna keep myself from you
Spread the word around
The kid is back in town
And you, can't keep a good man down

High, high roller
Lay you money down
I ain't no loser

I ain't no loser baby, I've been kicked, I've been shoved around
Been close to defeat, but I picked myself, back up off the ground
And I'm holdin' my head up high, walkin' down these city streets, oh yeah
There's just one thing you can count on, you can't keep, this good man down

Spread the word around
The kid is back in town
I'm gonna keep myself from you
Spread the word around
The kid is back in town
Yeah-eah-eah
Spread the word around
The kid is back in town
[indistinct line]
Spread the word around
The kid is back in town, ah-ooh
You can't hold me down for too long
I've been kicked and shoved around

The kid is back in town

© 2001 UP-R-NORTH Music / Bee-Hix Music (ASCAP)

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7. "Candy Apple Red"
(J. Northrup / J. Edwards)

Hit the street like a speeding bullet, shoot from the hip
This old town lies waitin' for me, at my fingertips
Women dressed in lipstick and leather, ready for the night to fall
I hear the wolf pack shouting my name, can you heed the call?

Rising power, and I feel the blood, rushin' through my veins
Midnight hour, sending a warning signal, to my brain, it's sayin'

Get ready, if you say the blues is back in town
Yeah, yeah, yeah, let's paint it candy apple red
Rock steady, from this day on ya can't shut me down
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm candy apple red

Lookin' back and I think about, everything I've ever did
I've always been a troubled boy, ever since I was a kid
Sky it turns from a blue to gray, and there's a pain inside my head
Close my eyes and I color my world, candy apple red

Rising power, and I feel the blood, rushin' through my veins
Midnight hour, sending a warning signal, to my brain, it's sayin'

Get ready, if you say the blues is back in town
Yeah, yeah, yeah, let's paint it candy apple red
Rock steady, from this day on ya can't shut me down
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm candy apple red

Rising power, ooh-ooh and I feel the blood, rushin' through my veins
Now it's the Midnight hour baby, sending this warning signal, to my brain, it's sayin'

Get ready, if you say the blues is back in town
Yeah, yeah, yeah, let's paint it candy apple red
Rock steady, from this day on ya can't shut me down
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm candy apple red, candy apple red baby

Get ready, get ready, if you say the blues is back in town
Yeah, yeah, yeah, let's paint it candy apple red
Rock steady, from this day on ya can't shut me down
Yeah, yeah, yeah

© 2001 UP-R-NORTH Music / Bee-Hix Music (ASCAP)

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8. "Outside Looking In"
(J. Northrup / J. Edwards)

Whoah-ooh oh-ooh yeah
Now listen to me

People say that I'm no good, livin' in a dream
They tell me I'm out of touch, with reality
I've tried their way of thinking, walked the straight and narrow
I've seen it all go up in flames, now I'm

On the outside looking in
I know where I'm goin'
I know just where I've been
On the outside looking in
You won't hear me knockin'
I'm on the outside looking in, yeah

Spend my time the way I like, don't tell me what to do
I come alive in the moonlight, I don't need nothing from you
Tell me that I'm lazy, 'cause I lay in my bed all day
I'm always ready to rock, and roll my blues away, and I'm

On the outside looking in
I know where I'm goin'
Know just where I've been
On the outside looking in
You won't hear me knockin'
I'm on the outside looking in, yeah

I don't want what's in
Hey

Now I'm no angel
I'm no stranger to the night
Just like a lonely wolf, I'm on the run, yeah
Never looking back, watch out

On the outside looking in
I know where I'm goin'
I know just where I've been
On the outside looking in
You won't hear me knockin'
I'm on the outside

On the outside looking in, yeah yeah, whoah-ooh, yeah yeah
On the outside looking in
Now I'm standing on the outside, standing on the outside
Outside looking in

© 2001 UP-R-NORTH Music / Bee-Hix Music (ASCAP)

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9. "Survival In The Streets"
(J. Northrup / J. Maracle)

Streetwise, you don't take no for an answer
And you've got, your own book of rules
And everyday is another chapter

It's in your eyes, you realize
This night could be your last one

Another night, of survival in the streets
Livin' by the knife, the strong will survive
Another night, of survival in the streets
All your life, you're fighting to survive or stay alive

I, I can't imagine why, you are one of the chosen
Claimed by fate, you're one of the night
And you were chosen to survive

It's in your eyes, you realize
This night could be your last one

Another night, of survival in the streets
Livin' by the knife, the strong will survive
Another night, of survival in the streets
All your life, you're fighting to survive or stay alive

Another chapter of your book has just been read
Your curiosity, just won't let you rest
You've got to find out, what lies up ahead
Adventure in your blood you're always set

Another night, of survival in the streets
Livin' by the knife, the strong will survive
Another night, of survival in the streets
All your life, you're fighting to survive or stay alive

© 2001 To The Moon Music (ASCAP) / Universal Music Publishing Group / Rondor Music International Inc.

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10. "I.M.N.U."
(J. Northrup / J. Edwards)

© 2001 UP-R-NORTH Music / Bee-Hix Music (ASCAP)

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11. "The West"
(J. Northrup / J. Edwards)

Cross the sea, from far away
Strangers to, a foreign land
Forgotten souls, leavin' the past
Into the future, they're makin' their stand

In search of a place, to call their own
Found it was easier said than done
They paid the price, made the sacrifice
Now it's one for all, and all for one

Nation against nation, brother fights his own
Times may change, it's the same old story
Goin' down in a blaze of glory

You live your life, in fear of the gun
Reach for the sky, burn like the sun
That's how the west was won

Two hundred years, hasn't changed a thing
We're searchin' for fame, hungry for power
The game is the same, stakes are much higher
It's winner take all, 'till the final hour

Ready to fight, and we're are ready to win
Takin' by storm, again and again
You think you can stop us, just firing away
We wouldn't have it any other away

Nation against nation, brother fights his own
Times have changed, but it's the same old story
Goin' down in a blaze of glory

You live your life, in fear of the gun
Reach for the sky, burn like the sun
That's how the west was won

Blood on our hands, in fear of the gun
Reach for the sky, burn like the sun
That's how the west was won

You live your life, in fear of the gun
Reach for the sky, burn like the sun
That's how the west was won

With blood on our hands, in fear of the gun
Reach for the sky, burn like the sun
That's how the west was won

Blood on our hands, in fear of the gun
Reach for the sky, burn like the sun
That's how the west was won

© 2001 UP-R-NORTH Music / Bee-Hix Music (ASCAP)

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Document Credits
Information and lyrics transcribed by Phoenix.

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