Cheap Trick – I Can’t Take It

This is my contribution to Song Lyric Sunday for Jim Adams’s blog. This week’s prompt…Alone/Confined/Depressed/Isolated/Restless/Solo

From their 1983 album, Next Position Please. The song did not chart but the video was in pretty heavy rotation on MTV.

I Can’t Take It

Well I saw you today and realized
How I missed my peace of mind
I feel your breath in my ear
But late at night it’s you I always think about
That little girl inside of you I once knew
I should have known better
Still the smell of you was on my face
But you were too busy
To notice me last night
Now I can’t take it alone
I can’t make it alone
I can’t take it
I can’t make it alone
Oh no, ooh, oh no
Then I tell myself I’ll put you down
Don’t want to see your face around
Don’t call me up anymore
When I hear your voice it’s in my ear
You’re kissing on the phone
It makes it all come clear
Now I can’t take it alone
I can’t make it alone
I can’t take it
I can’t make it alone
Oh no, ooh, oh no
I try to tell myself
Don’t need you anymore
Don’t want you hanging around my door, oh no
Now I can’t take it alone
I can’t make it alone
I can’t take it alone
I can’t make it alone
I can’t take it alone
I can’t make it alone
If it’s wrong or right
I can’t take it, I can’t make it alone
You know how I tried
I can’t take it, I can’t make it alone
I try tell myself don’t need you anymore
I can’t take it alone, I can’t make it alone
Oh baby, my pretty baby
I can’t take it alone, I can’t make it alone
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Robin Zander / Robin W Zander

Cheap Trick – Tonight It’s You

From their 1985 album, Standing on The Edge. The song reached #44 on Billboards Hot 100 chart on October 12, 1985, and #8 on Billboards Hot Rock Tracks.

From Wikipedia.

Tonight It’s You” is a song by American rock band Cheap Trick, released in 1985 as the lead single from their eighth studio album Standing on the Edge. It was written by Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Jon Brant and Mark Radice, and produced by Jack Douglas.

Upon release, Billboard described the song as “power pop produced to Who-ish proportions”. In a review of the album, Rolling Stone commented: “”Tonight It’s You” is gorgeous Top Forty mischief, reminiscent of the Raspberries’ 1973 neo-operatic nugget, “Overnight Sensation“. Zigzagging through the Sixties British Invasion like a runaway train, Cheap Trick plows into Rubber Soul folk-pop, jingle-jangle Merseybeat and orchestral guitar metal recalling the Move’s classic 1970 album, Shazam. Cascading acoustic guitars decorate axeman Rick Nielsen’s wall of monster fuzz while singer Robin Zander wails in front of sheetmetal harmonies. The cumulative effect is like three or four hit songs vacuum-packed into one.

Tonight It’s You

Time’s not sleeping and time won’t lose
You can’t win ’cause time can’t lose
So stop (so stop) what you’re doin’
Start on something new
Don’t (no don’t) don’t be hypnotized
Don’t start thinkin’ with your eyes
Why you mean that much to me
(You don’t know) What it feels like lovin’ you
(We all know) A change is good for you
(That’s all right) Gotta do what you gotta do
Anyway
All I want is a place in your heart to fall into
All I need is someone to love
And tonight it’s you, tonight it’s you
Time’s not sleeping and time won’t lose
You can’t win ’cause time can’t lose
So stop (so stop) what you’re doin’
Start on something new
Don’t (no don’t) don’t be hypnotized
Don’t start thinkin’ with your eyes
Why you mean that much to me
(You don’t know) What it feels like lovin’ you
(We all know) A change is good for you
(That’s all right) Gotta do what you gotta do
Anyway
All I want is a place in your heart to fall into
All I need is someone to love
And tonight it’s you, tonight it’s you
Come to my world
Come away with me
Smile with your eyes
So I can see
Why you mean that much to me
(You don’t know) What it feels like lovin’ you
(We all know) A change is good for you
(That’s all right) Gotta do what you gotta do
Anyway
All I want is a place in your heart to fall into
All I need is someone to love
And tonight it’s you, tonight it’s you
Tonight it’s you
All I want is a place in your heart to fall into
All I need is someone to love
And tonight it’s you, tonight it’s you
Tonight it’s you, tonight’s it’s you
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Jon Brant / Mark Radice / Rick Nielsen / Robin W Zander

Cheap Trick – Voices

From their 1979 album Dream Police, The song peaked at #32 on Billboards Hot 100 chart in 1979. Steve Lukather from the band Toto played guitar on this song uncredited. You can hear a heavy influence of the Beatles in this song.

From songfacts.

I fell in love with you again
Please, can I see you every day?

Except that it’s coming from inside his own head. “You hear voices in your head or somebody’s just messing with your brain and hears voices,” the song’s writer, guitarist Rick Nielsen, told The A/V Club. “You hear something, it’s like you didn’t know what you were listening for until you heard the voices. Somebody, your mind’s eye, has some talking to do to you.”

Arnold Levine directed the video for this song, which was done on the same shoot for the “Dream Police” clip.

Voices

You didn’t know what you were lookin’ for
Til you heard the voices in your ear
Hey, it’s me again
Plain to see again
Please can I see you every day
I’m a fool again
I fell in love with you again
Please can I see you every day
You didn’t know what you were lookin’ for
Til you heard the voices in your ear
You didn’t know what you were lookin’ for
Til you heard the voices in your ear
Words don’t come out right
I try to say it oh so right
I hope you understand my meaning
Hey, it’s me again
I’m so in love with you again
Please can I see you every day
You didn’t know what you were lookin’ for
Til you heard the voices in your ear
You didn’t know what you were lookin’ for
Til you heard the voices in your ear
I remember every word you said
(Word you said)
I remember voices in my head
(In my head)
I remember ever word you said
(Word you said)
I heard your voice-it
Your voice is-cool voices
Warm voices
Just what I needed, too
Words don’t seem right
But its
Cool voices-warm voices
Your voice is
Just what I needed for
Love is the word-it’s
Warm voices-your voice is
Cool voices
Just what I needed, too
I heard your voice-it was
Your voice is-cool voices
Warm voices
Just what I needed, too
Just what I needed, too
Just what I needed, too
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Rick Nielsen