Pool It! (1987) Lyrics

Pool It! album cover

Side 1

  1. “Heart And Soul” (Byrne, Howell)
  2. “(I’d Go The) Whole Wide World” (Goulden)
  3. “Long Way Home” (Eastman, Hart)
  4. “Secret Heart” (Fairweather, Page)
  5. “Gettin’ In” (Tork)
  6. “(I’ll) Love You Forever” (Jones)

Side 2

  1. “Every Step Of The Way” (Clarke, Hunter)
  2. “Don’t Bring Me Down” (James)
  3. “Midnight” (David)
  4. “She’s Movin’ In With Rico” (Howell)
  5. “Since You Went Away” (Levine)
  6. “Counting On You” (Green)

“Heart And Soul” Lyrics

Love in a vacuum, love in a space
Love without even a little hint of a trace
Love and confusion and love doesn’t show on your face

Love is a stranger, love is a box
Love is the key that fits a million locks
Love is a mystery, when love is the devil, you go

Put your heart and soul where I can see them shine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can think they’re mine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can see them shine

Love at a distance, love at a walk
Love at the limit if only people could talk
Love for the moment it takes to its wings like a hawk

Love for tomorrow, love for today
Love for the hour, it could be comin’ your way
Love for a puzzle you need a solution to play

Put your heart and soul where I can see them shine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can think they’re mine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can see them shine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can think they’re mine

[break]

I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can see them shine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can think they’re mine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can see them shine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can think they’re mine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can see them shine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can think they’re mine

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“(I’d Go The) Whole Wide World” Lyrics

When I was a young boy
Mama, she said to me
“There’s only one girl in the world for you
And she probably lives Tahiti

“Or maybe she’s in the Bahamas
Where the Caribbean Sea is blue
Weeping away in the tropical night
Because nobody’s told her ’bout you”

I’d go the whole wide world
I’d go the whole wide world just to find her
I’d go the whole wide world
I’d go the whole wide world to find out where they hide her
Yeah!

Why am I hanging around in the rain out here
Trying to think of a girl?
Why are my eyes filling up with these lonely tears
When there’s girls all over the world?

Or is she lying on a tropical beach somewhere
Underneath the tropical sun?
Hiding away in the heat wave there
Hoping that I won’t be long

I’d go the whole wide world
I’d go the whole wide world just to find her
I’d go the whole wide world
I’d go the whole wide world to find out where they hide her

I’d go the whole wide world
I’d go the whole wide world just to find her
I’d go the whole wide world
I’d go the whole wide world to find out where they hide her
Yeah!

I’d go the whole wide world
I’d go the whole wide world
I’d go the whole wide world
I’d go the whole wide world

I’d go the whole wide world
I’d go the whole wide world
I’d go the whole wide world
I’d go the whole wide world

I’d go the whole wide world
I’d go the whole wide world

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“Long Way Home” Lyrics

The other night, I took the long way home
I passed the old schoolyard
It’s funny how you keep it all inside
Dreams they do die hard

I closed my eyes, and I could see your face
Somewhere back in time
One summer night a million miles ago
Back when you were mine

Say yes, say no, say that I’m grabbin’ at shadows
But don’t carve the words in stone
I know it’s late, but can’t you see I was only
Taking the long way home?

Sometimes it’s easy to get all wrapped up
In trying to be free
And all those dreams I sailed away to find
Were right in front of me

Say yes, say no, say that I’m grabbin’ at shadows
But don’t carve the words in stone
One of these days, you’re gonna see I was only
Taking the long way home

Although the letters stopped many years ago
I’ll show you even time could not
Keep this heart from letting go

The other night, I took the long way home
I passed the old schoolyard
It’s funny how you keep it all inside
Dreams they do die hard

Say yes, say no, say that I’m grabbin’ at shadows
But don’t leave me here all alone
One of these days, you’re gonna see I was only
Taking the long way home

Say yes, say no
But don’t leave me here all alone
One of these days, you’re gonna see I was only
Taking the long way home

Say yes, say no
But don’t leave me here all alone
One of these days, you’re gonna see I was only
Taking the long way home

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“Secret Heart” Lyrics

No other love stood the test of time
Can you imagine how I’d feel if you were mine?
Once I know that it’s not make believe
It’s plain to see that you’ve got somethin’ over me

You hold the key to my secret heart, just turn the lock
And we could be lovers after dark
You hold the key to my secret heart, just turn the lock
And we could be lovers after dark

With others girls, it’s just been physical
So many times before, I never cared at all
With you, I realize what love could be
And I can feel that you’ve got somethin’ over me

You hold the key to my secret heart, just turn the lock
And we could be lovers after dark
You hold the key to my secret heart, just turn the lock
And we could be lovers after dark

[break]

You hold the key to my secret heart, just turn the lock
And we could be lovers after dark
You hold the key to my secret heart, just turn the lock
And we could be lovers after dark

You hold the key to my secret heart, just turn the lock
And we could be lovers after dark
You hold the key to my secret heart, just turn the lock
And we could be lovers after dark

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  • 3:43

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“Gettin’ In” Lyrics

I’m gettin’ into your heart
I’m gettin’ into your mind
You better learn from the start
You’ll never leave me behind

My love’s surrounding you
My love will be your shield
Just take me into your heart
And all will be revealed

Don’t be scared to love me, darlin’
I won’t chain you down, you know
My love sets you free for flyin’
Hold me, kiss me, off you go

I’ll stay with you
I’m gonna stay with you
I’ll stay with you
I’m gonna stick with you, yeah

I’m gettin’ into your heart
I’m gettin’ into your mind
You better learn from the start
You’ll never leave me behind

I was given love like this
It was a gift I pass to you
You’ll be happy when you get it
I was when I got it too

I’ll stay with you
I’m gonna stay with you
I’ll stay with you
I’m gonna stick with you, yeah

I’m gettin’ into your heart
I’m gettin’ into your mind
You better learn from the start
You’ll never, never leave me behind
Yeah, I love you, baby, baby, love you everywhere
Take me with you when you fly…

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  • 3:01

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“(I’ll) Love You Forever” Lyrics

I’ll love you this year
I’ll love you next year
And then forever

I’ll always need you
I’ll never leave you
I’ll love you forever

And if you ever change your mind
Think again and give me time
For you’re my first love
You are my last love
You’re my forever

I love this feeling
My heart is beating
A mile a minute

No other woman
Has ever been
So deep inside in it

And when the sun shines on our love
That’s when I thank the Lord above
For you’re my first love
You are my last love
You’re my beginning

[break]

And when the sun shines on our love
That’s when I thank the Lord above
You’re my first love
You are my last love
You are my everlasting love

You are my first love
You are my last love
You’re my forever

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  • 3:20

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“Every Step Of The Way” Lyrics

Ow!

I used to see you on the avenue
You were the girl that let me follow you
You used to hang out in the alleyway
You sewed a button on my shirt one day

I asked around until I found your name
And underneath the arches in the pouring rain
I said you (Yeah, you!)
I want you
Every step of the way

I know that things are gettin’ better
I know it’s gonna be okay
So baby, don’t go
I ain’t gonna let ya
I wanna be with you
Every step of the way
Every step of the way

Do you wanna, do you wanna, do you wanna dance?
Take a chance, baby, take a chance
I’ll be with you every step of the way
I’ll even show you how to strut one day
Ain’t got a girl, and it’s a cryin’ shame
’Cause I can’t figure out who’s to blame
I want you (Yeah, you!)
I want you
Every step of the way

I know that things are gettin’ better
I know that things will be okay
So baby, don’t go
I ain’t gonna let ya
I wanna be with you
Every step of the way
Yeah, every step of the way

[break]

I know that things are gettin’ better
I know it’s gonna be okay
So baby, don’t go
I ain’t gonna let ya
I wanna be with you
Every step of the way
Every step of the way

(Every step of the way) Every step of the way
(Every step of the way) Every step of the way
(Every step of the way) Every step of the way
(Every step of the way) Every step of the way
(Every step of the way) Every step of the way
(Every step of the way) Every step of the way
(Every step of the way) Every step of the way
(Every step of the way) Every step of the way
(Every step of the way) Every step of the way
(Every step of the way) Every step of the way

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  • 3:19

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“Don’t Bring Me Down” Lyrics

It used to be such a good thing
Such an easy feelin’
I didn’t know you were lookin’
Didn’t know you were stealin’
I was lovin’ you when we were alone
But you had other ideas of your own
Word gets around
Don’t bring me down

We used to have some good times
Used to laugh together
It took a while to realize
You wanted something better
When we were kissin’, I closed my eyes
But you were lookin’ at the other guys
I played the clown
Don’t bring me down
Yeah!

It used to be such a good thing
Such an easy feelin’
I didn’t know you were lookin’
I didn’t know you were stealin’
I went and messed it up and fell in love
But you sure know how to make it rough
You’re still around
Don’t bring me down
Yeah!

Don’t bring me down, ooh
Don’t do it, don’t do it
Don’t bring me down, ooh
Don’t do it, don’t do it
Don’t bring me down, ooh
Don’t do it, don’t do it
Don’t do it, don’t do it

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  • 3:37

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“Midnight” Lyrics

Deep in the bayous, en route to L.A.
The merchandise is changing sides
People are hiding and waiting all day
When midnight comes around
That’s when it’s comin’ down
And the dreams of a boy and a shortcut to
Easy street will die

Back in the city, she’s biting her nails
Taking it hard, he’s doing it for her
She didn’t ask and all he would say
It’s what he had to do
To make her dreams come true
But a whisper went ’round on the dark side of town
And anything that could go wrong
Is going wrong right now

Midnight, when it all comes down
Only the brave and the fools are around
Midnight, when it all comes down
Poor little fool, his bravery won’t help him now

Touchdown on the water and into the trees
He’s come so far, and this is the easy part
Just gotta follow the flashlight he sees
And that’s where he gets paid
His fortune will be made
But a house in the country and an acre of green
Will always be a dream
They never even knew his name

Midnight, when it all comes down
Only the brave and the fools are around
Midnight, when it all comes down
Poor little fool, his bravery won’t help him now

Midnight, when it all comes down
Only the brave and the fools are around
Midnight, when it all comes down
Poor little fool, his bravery won’t help him
Midnight

Midnight, when it all comes down

Midnight, when it all comes down
Only the brave and the fools are around
Midnight, when it all comes down
Poor little fool

Midnight

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  • 4:27

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“She’s Movin’ In With Rico” Lyrics

There were tears in her eyes when she gave me the news last night
I tried to disguise all the hurt that I felt inside
She said she’d always like to be my friend
What could I say?
This was the end

She’s movin’ in with Rico
Everybody’s hero
She’s movin’ in with Rico
And she don’t need me no more

We stood by the door, and she put her hand in mine
Could’ve fell through the floor when we said our last goodbyes
I just stood and watched her walk away
Love of my life
Is leaving today

She’s movin’ in with Rico
Everybody’s hero
She’s movin’ in with Rico
And she don’t love me no more

Suddenly, she was gone
How sad it feels to be alone
Now there’s a stranger in my shoes
Some you win, and some you lose

Na na-na na, na-na na, na-na na na-na
Na na-na na, na-na na, na-na na na-na

She said she’d always like to be my friend
What could I say?
Is this the end?

She’s movin’ in with Rico
Everybody’s hero
She’s movin’ in with Rico
And she don’t need me no more

She’s movin’ in with Rico
Everybody’s hero
She’s movin’ in with Rico
She’s movin’ in with Rico

She’s movin’ in with Rico
Everybody’s hero
She’s movin’ in with Rico
She’s movin’ in with Rico

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  • 3:19

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“Since You Went Away” Lyrics

You said you couldn’t tell the doormat from my face
You said if I had brains, I would pawn them
Could be I’ve finally gotten up off of my thumbs
Could be that you’re the one that was on them

’Cause the plants have grown
The dogs came home
The bills are all gettin’ paid
Things are much better
Since you went away

And I’ve changed my looks
I read new books
I got friends that mean what they say
Things are much better
Since you went away

You said without your help, I couldn’t tie my shoes
You said without a doubt, I’d be stranded
Could be that you were right, and I had to fly the coop
Could be the eagle finally has landed

’Cause the plants have grown
The dogs came home
The bills are all gettin’ paid
Things are much better
Since you went away

And I’ve changed my looks
I read new books
I got friends that mean what they say
Things are much better
Since you went away

When I was younger, I was told without another
I’d be incomplete and deflated
My chosen one has chosen to befriend another
And to my surprise, I’m elated

’Cause the plants have grown
The dogs came home
The bills are all gettin’ paid
Things are much better
Since you went away

And I’ve changed my looks
I read new books
I got friends that mean what they say
Things are much better
Since you went away

Yeah, the plants have grown
And the dogs came home
And the bills are all gettin’ paid
Things are much better
Since you went away

And I’ve changed my looks
And I read new books
I got friends that mean what they say
Things are much better
Since you went away

Yeah, the plants have grown
And I’ve got friends that talk to me now
And I hope you never come back
Don’t ever darken up my door again
I hope I never see your face

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“Counting On You” Lyrics

Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four three two
One of these days, I’ll be back with you
Counting the ways that I love you
Through and through

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven eight nine
Tentatively, you put up the signs
Letting me know you are mine

And I’m counting on you
To be here through it all
I’m counting on you
To catch me if I fall
Whatever you do
Remember I am always
Counting on you

Flight six, eight, one, gate forty-two
At seven fifteen, I’ll feel ten feet tall
Knowing you care after all

And I’m counting on you
To be here through it all
Counting on you
To catch me if I fall
Whatever you do
Remember I am always
Counting on you

[break]

Counting on you
To be here through it all
I’m counting on you
To catch me if I fall
Remember I am always
Counting on you

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  • 3:47

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