ELLWOOD CITY
Released: 2006


Little Black Dress
(Avsec)

Music: Avsec, Goll, Hoenes, Ierace, Valentine


Oh, I love how you look with your hair up in a bun
And your pretty white face
Got a tan from the sun
And your little black dress
Leaving nothing to guess
Hugging every soft curve
Love that black dress

And I hate any man who looks at you
I hate any man who lusts for you
I hate any man who loves you
Itís just the way that I am
I hate any man who looks at you
I hate any man whoís hard for you
I hate any man who loves you

Itís just the way that I am
I must be a bad man

In a little, little, little, little, little black dress
Zipper in the back, now your hairís such a mess
Oh, girl, I must confess
All guys love the little black dress
So baby letís dance
I just know that youíll impress
ĎCause I know youíll give good leg
In your little black dress

And I hate any man who looks at you
I hate any man who lusts for you
And I hate any man who loves you
Itís just the way that I am
I hate any man who looks at you
I hate any man whoís hard for you
I hate any man who loves you

Itís just the way that I am
I must be a bad man

So baby letís dance
I just know that youíll impress
ĎCause I know youíll give good leg
In your little black dress

And I hate any man who looks at you
I hate any man who lusts for you
I hate any man who loves you
Itís just the way that I am
I hate any man who looks at you
I hate any man whoís hard for you
I hate any man who loves you

Itís just the way that I am
I must be a bad man

I love the little black dress (I must be a bad man)
I love the little black dress (I must be a bad man)
I love the little black dress
So, baby letís dance
I just know that youíll impress
ĎCause I know you give good leg
In your little black dress



SOUL MAN
(David Porter, Isaac Hayes)


Iím coming to you
On a dusty road
Good, good loving
I got a truck load
When you get it
You got something
So donít you worry
ĎCause Iím coming

Iím a soul man
Iím a soul man
Iím a soul man
Iím a soul man

Got what I got
The hard way
And Iíll make it better
Each and every day
Honey donít
Donít you fret
ĎCause you ainít seen nothing yet
I was brought up on a side street
I learned how to love before I could eat
I was educated from good stock
When I start loving, I canít stop

Iím a soul man
Iím a soul man
Iím a soul man
Iím a soul man

Well, grab the rope
Iíll pull you in
Give you hope
And be your only boyfriend



LET'S GO
(Avsec)

Music: Avsec, Goll, Hoenes, Ierace, Valentine


Do you feel like I lift your soul
Like you lift my soul
If so
Letís go
Letís go

Do you think that this time you know
I believe I know, if so
Letís go
Letís go

And weíre afraid
For you canít count on me
And I canít count on you, oh no
And love is here
It comes once in awhile
And the chance is now

Out beyond the darkest night
There is life, oh there is life
Letís go
Letís go

Musicís here and the time is right
Dance with me into the night
Go away
Come away

So jump on in
The waterís calling us to swim
Yes, come on in
The songís calling us to sing
Come right on in
The riverís calling us to dance

Iíd like to welcome you to Ellwood City



RIVER OF LOVE
(Avsec)

Music: Avsec


Blistered and battered
Been blistered and battered by love
Baby I have learned
But the moonlight
Godís spotlight
My heart is pounding and even though Iíve been burned

The river of love
Winds through my senses
Flows through my heart
Drowns my defenses

Letís sail away on the river of love

Tango, letís tango
Move all the chairs because, baby, Iím ready to dance
The music
The twilight
One look in your eyes and I know that you want to take this chance

And the river of love
Winds through my senses
Flows through my heart
Drowns my defenses

Letís sail away on the river of love

Letís sail away
Monongahela
Allegheny
Ohio



JUST GO TANGO
(Avsec)

Music: Avsec, Goll, Hoenes, Ierace, Valentine

Some dance to find a friend
Some dance to find themselves
Some dance to remember
Some dance to forget

Tango
Tango

Thereís a dance for lovers
Thereís a dance of kings
When you dance you suffer
Baby, would you suffer me?

Cuando el mundo le deprime
Cuando usted esta tan triste

Just go tango

Cuando el amore es ido
Si usted es tan solo

Just go tango

Miami in the moonlight
Hits me right Ďtween the eyes
Got you in my soul, babe
You feel me baby
You canít deny
Yes, the dance for lovers
Yes, the dance of kings
ĎCause when you dance you suffer

Baby, could you suffer me?

Cuando su almo es negra
Y su corazon es frio

Just go tango

La musica es el amor
La musica es la vida

Just go tango

La musica es el amor
La musica es la vida



ROCQUE FANTASTIQUE
(Avsec)

Music: Avsec, Goll, Hoenes, Ierace, Valentine

I work the line all day
Cha, cha, cha
Boss said ďYou gotta billĒ
I said, ďYeah, yeah, yeah.Ē
But by noon I feel like bolting
Cause my toolís so hot itís smoking
And it isnít even lunchtime yet
So I try to think of something
Close to nothing, but yet something
But itís nothing and it donít do the trick
Then 3:00 OíClock comes
And itís so thick
Wanna see my baby
Wanna rock fantastic

Rocque Fantastique
Yeah, rock fantastic

Rocque Fantastique
She really rocks and rolls with me

I gotta really sweet baby
Sheís at home and sheís a lady
And she knows how to keep me there
She got a way that she moves, and thereís nothing I can do
Except give it to her everywhere
Sheís hot and sheís mine and she really needs a stick
And her beautiful house is built like brick
So I work all day cause I need to getta fix
Gotta rock with her, wanna rock fantastic

Rocque Fantastique
Yeah, rock fantastic
Rocque Fantastique
Yeah, she rocks that thing for me

Gotta get up in the morning, you know it comes without warning
That whistle sheís gonna blow
Gotta rise it up, gotta getta it up
Baby, you know I gotta go
Youíre hot and youíre mine and you really need a stick
And your beautiful house is built like brick
But Iím late for work, so letís make it quick
You want to rock with me, better rock fantastic



ELLWOOD CITY
(Avsec)

Music: Mark Avsec

1983
You turned 17
We rode my Daddyís car
To the edge of me
And the night was full of stars
We made love in the car
And we carved our love in a heart on the witness tree
And swore weíd raise our kids in Ellwood City

You went away to school
They all fell for you (like I knew they would)
You wrote that we were through
Nothing I could do
I knew I couldnít give you
The life you wanted to live
I knew that you would die
Before you ever lived
If you stayed in Ellwood City

I heard you married him
Had his kids and moved away
But Iím still here and Iím still singing
It helps me ease the pain
I hope heís been good to you
I heard you lost your smile

But the witness tree has withstood the test of time

Still stands up for you and me
In Ellwood City



LOVE ME WITH THE LIGHT ON
(Avsec)

Music: Avsec, Goll, Hoenes, Ierace, Foster

Babe, I know youíre alone
Dancing on your bed
You know your old man is flying
From LA to Long Island
So dance for me instead

And though youíre dancing in the darkness
I know you dig it Ďcause Iím watching

Even though you only touch me with the drapes drawn
Even though you never kiss me with your guard down
Even though you never love me with the light on me

The neighbors would not understand
The neighbors could not understand

Babe, I know youíre on fire
Youíre burning with desire
You know my old heart is aching
This old ladderís shaking
I canít wait to come up for love

Too bad your man, he doesnít kiss you
And when you leave, heís gonna miss you

Even though you only touch me with the drapes drawn
Even though you never kiss me with your guard down
Even though you never love me with the light on me

The children would not understand

Darling, I miss you badly
You know I love you madly
Thereís got to be a better way

Rip off the shades and curtains
Show the world that weíre certain
Itís time we greet the light of day



NO REST FOR THE WICKED
(Avsec)

Music: Avsec, Goll, Hoenes, Ierace, Valentine

I wear an ďAĒ on my chest
And it wonít rub off
Iíve been beating my breast
But it wonít come off
I work all night in a smoky club
Spend all day eating wheat flag sludge

I really need to get some sleep
I really need to have some peace
I really need to get relief

No rest for the wicked tonight
So I pick up my ball and chain
And I go back to work again

I give you all my pay
What the governor donít take
I wish that I could take a break
Whatever I did was a big mistake

No rest for the wicked tonight

I hang onto the hope weíll see the promised land
Where there is sunshine, it makes everything look grand

I really need to get some sleep
I really need to have some peace
I really need to get relief

No rest for the wicked tonight



LOVE MESSIAH
(Avsec)

Music: Avsec, Goll, Hoenes, Ierace, Valentine
I wake up, just another day
And youíre not here
I get up and I wash my face
Youíre in the mirror
I see you in every girl
So I give her a whirl
But now I am so unfurled
Iím tired, sick and tired of one night stands

Day after day
Night after night
Save me, baby
Save me, love messiah

Iím so tired of
Looking for true love
Be my baby
Be my love messiah

I go down to punch the clock
Ruled by the dead hand of the past
Iím so numb I donít feel the shock
As the empty minutes pass
I donít feel that I feel enough
I wish I could feel your touch
But the weight, itís just too much
And Iím tired of mediocrity

Day after day
Night after night
Save me, baby
Save me, love messiah

Iím so tired of
Looking for true love
Be my baby
Be my love messiah

I want to see what it is



YOU GOT MY BODY (YOU DONíT HAVE MY SOUL)
(Avsec)

Music: Avsec, Ierace, Valentine
I gotta work for your minimum wage
I gotta work for your minimum wage
I gotta work for your minimum wage
But do you have my soul?
No, no, no

Iím gonna shovel the shit for you
Iím gonna shovel the shit for you
Iím gonna shovel your shit for you
But do you have my soul?
No, no, no

You got my body, you want my soul
You got my body, but do you have my soul?
No, no, no

Boilermaker breakfast at 7:00 a.m.
Quittiní time, we do it again
Numb the mind Ďtil it has no voice
Work that line Ďcause we have no choice

You got my body, you want my soul
You got my body, but do you have my soul?
No, no, no

I walked into the factory
Foreman said, ďyouíre late again,Ē
Said, ďOne more time and youíll be through.Ē
Then he looked me up and down, said
ďMan, you really need this job because
You have nothing else you can do.Ē
I looked him in the eye, said
ďMan, you must be high.
Who are you to tell me what you think I can do?
Youíre gonna be here the rest of your life.
But I am through.Ē



TUESDAY MORNING
(Avsec)

Music: Avsec

Monday I washed all your clothes
You packed them in a case
You couldnít get it closed
We laughed
And then
We lied down
We had a drink and then
We made love again
Until we slept

Tuesday morning
I shook you
September morning
The sky was blue
Tuesday morning
Then it changed
From bright to dark
From blue to grey
From innocence to wickedness
From confidence to suspicion

Tuesday morning
I kissed you
September morning
The sky was blue
Tuesday morning
It all changed
From bright to dark
From blue to grey
From innocence
To wickedness
From confidence
To suspicion

Tuesday morning
Tuesday morning
Tuesday morning

Tuesday morning
Tuesday morning
Tuesday morning

I miss you
We miss you



WITH THIS RING
(Avsec)

Music by Mark Avsec
(Based on Pathetique Sonata, by Ludwig Van Beethoven)

With this ring
I take you as my own
With this yellow band of gold
Lover, I do
With these lips
I promise to be true
Kiss you, breathe you
Lover, I do
With this ring
I take you as my bride
Witness my sweet surrender
Lover, I do
I love you



JEZEBEL (non-album track)
(Avsec)

Music: Avsec, Goll, Hoenes, Ierace, Foster

I am feeling so _____
Like there's nothing I can do
Who will stop these _____
Who will make me feel again

Jezebel
Ho-mi-ho-li-hi
Ho-mi-ho-li-hi

Need someone to talk to
Need someone to care for me
Someone to waste time for me
One to blow my mind for me

Jezebel
Ho-mi-ho-li-hi
Ho-mi-ho-li-hi

I can't believe I am falling
(My heart invested in the wishing well)
Then I slipped and fell
The baggage is heavy
(Grab a hold of her cause she won't kiss and tell)
My Jezebel

Fun to waste her time for me
Fun to blow my mind for me

Jezebel
Ho-mi-ho-li-hi
Ho-mi-ho-li-hi

HARD SPOT (non-album track)
(Avsec)

Music: Avsec, Goll, Hoenes, Ierace, Foster

I got a girl
She don't care
When I'm with you
She's not there

I got a job
It don't pay
I got 5 kids
So I stay

I go to bed hungry
Cause she doesn't let me eat
I'm getting worn and wrinkled
Cause she doesn't let me drink

But if I should stray
She's gonna make me pay
And if I stay
I'm gonna wallow
You bleed, I follow

Sittin in a hard spot
(Between a hard spot and a rock I sit)
Sittin in a hard spot
(Between a hard spot and a rock I sit)
Sittin in a hard spot
(Between a hard spot and a rock I sit)
Sittin in a hard spot
(Between a hard spot and a rock I sit)

I'm skin and bones
But I got soul
With nothing doin'
And no place to go
I go to church
All they do is talk
I pet my dog
He wants to go for a walk
He leads, I follow

Sittin in a hard spot
(Between a hard spot and a rock I sit)
Sittin in a hard spot
(Between a hard spot and a rock I sit)
Sittin in a hard spot
(Between a hard spot and a rock I sit)
Sittin in a hard spot
(Between a hard spot and a rock I sit)

He's in the middle of a book he don't read
Just counting the words
He struggles to breathe

(Smokin' Marty Lee guitar solo)

You lead, I follow

Sittin in a hard spot
(Between a hard spot and a rock I sit)
Sittin in a hard spot
(Between a hard spot and a rock I sit)
Sittin in a hard spot
(Between a hard spot and a rock I sit)
Sittin in a hard spot
(Between a hard spot and a rock I sit)