Guitar Alley

Words and Music by Rick Santers
All songs © Santoonz Music SOCAN
except "All Right Now" written by
P. Rogers and A. Fraser
© Blue Mountain Music PRS/Island Music BMI
© 1984 Dandelion Records

SANTERS third studio album, Guitar Alley shows the band blending progressive and pop elements into their hard rock sound. Their most successful album internationally, being released in over 10 countries around the world. Featured tracks include, “Can’t Shake You”, “All Right Now”, “Hate To Love You” and “Dreaming”.

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Tracks / Lyrics
Can't Shake You
  Hotline
  High Risk
  Hate to Love You
  Too Young to Die 
  Loa
  Black Magic
All Right Now
  Baby Blue
  Dreaming
  Stranded
*bonus track (previously un-released)
   
   
   
Can't Shake You    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)
I can't seem to get through to you 
You love to waste my time 
I tried my best to forget you 
But you're always on my mind 

Many times I weep, many times I will confess 
I don't wanna end up like all the rest 

I can't shake you, I can't shake you 
You're just a memory, you're haunting me 
I got it bad baby can't you see 
I can't shake you, no! I can't shake you 
You can do anything you want 
But just come on home to me 

I don't wanna surrender 
Never give up without a fight 
I wanna be a contender 
In your search for Mister Right 

I can't sleep at night, I got you on my mind, baby 
I can't take the pressure, I'm feelin' inside 

I can't shake you, I can't shake you 
I can't hold it back its like a heart attack 
I got it bad baby can't you see 
I can't shake you, no! no! no! can't shake you 
Do anything you want babe 
Just come on home to me 
Oh! woe! 
You're still a part of me 
I just can't seem to forget you 
Deep in the heart of me 
No matter what I do, woe! 

I can't shake you, I can't shake you 
You're just a memory, you're haunting me 
I got it bad can't you see 
I can't shake you, no! no! no! can't shake you 
I can't get you outta my mind 
Never gonna surrender, woman listen to me 
All that I want is that you give me a chance 
I'm in love baby can't you see 
No! 

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Hotline    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)

I'm in a state of emergency 
And I feel as though I could die 
Girl you gotta come through for me 
If you want our love to survive 

Can't you hear me callin' you 
Why are you busy all the time? 
I gotta hear your voice again 
So don't hang me up and say goodbye 

I need assistance, and you give me resistance 

Give me a hotline to your heart 
Connections are falling apart 
I need a hotline to your heart 
I hear the ringing now 
If you don't answer than I'll try you again, and again 

Such a smooth operator 
You cut me off again and again 
But I'm a long distance lover 
I'm gonna reach you any way that I can 

I need assistance, oh baby and you, you're giving me resistance 

Give me a hotline to your heart 
Connections are falling apart 
I need a hotline to your heart 
Can't you hear me callin' now 
You don't answer so I'll try you again, and again 
I'll try you again, again and again, woe! 

I need assistance, oh baby and you, you're giving me resistance 

Give me a hotline to your heart 
Connections are falling apart 
I need a hotline to your heart 
I keep on callin' you never ever answer 
I think I'm fallin' apart 
I need a hotline to your heart 
I keep on callin' can't you hear it ringing again, and again 
I'll try you again, and again, woe! 

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High Risk    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)

Hey buddy believe me, I got no money to my name 
My boss wouldn't pay me, I tell you he's to blame 

They cut me down in my prime 
Then through me out in the streets 
They got me all wrong for God's sake 
Won't you give me a break, this is all a mistake 

It's a, high risk situation 
Goin' outta control, (high risk situation) 
It's a, high risk situation 
And I'm growin' old... before my time 

Won't somebody help me, and please bail me out 
They say I'm guilty, what's this all about? 

They're putting a number on my picture 
They took my fingerprints 
I'm locked up in a cell, it's as cold as hell 
And these guys ain't my friends 

It's a, high risk situation 
Goin' outta control, (high risk situation) 
It's a, high risk situation 
And I'm growin' old... before my time 

It's a risk situation 
Goin' outta control, (high risk situation) 
It's a, high risk situation 
And I'm growin' old... before my time 

It's a, high risk situation 
(High risk situation) 
It's a, high risk situation 
(High risk siuation) 
Goin' outta my mind 

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Hate to Love You    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)
I remember how we used to be 
You were easy to please 
Never a worry never a doubt 
We were sailing in the breeze 

Then somethin' came over you 
And it made me wonder 
I made up my mind and I knew what I had to do 

I warned you not to come around anymore 
‘Cause I hate to love you 
I don't care if the whole world disagrees 
I said "beat it!" but you pleaded for more 
It's too late to love you 
Release me from these chains and set me free 
Let me be, ‘cause I hate to love you 

I was sure I'd never see you again 
I thought we had made it to the end 
But you returned to the scene of the crime 
You began to conjure up old times 

Then somethin' came over me 
And it made me wonder 
It was killin' me, murder in the first degree 

I warned you not to come around anymore 
‘Cause I hate to love you 
I don't care if the whole world disagrees 
I said "beat it!" but you pleaded for more 
It's too late to love you 
Release me from these chains and set me free 
Let me be, ‘cause I hate to love you 
And I don't care if the whole world disagrees 

Your head is tellin' you that I'm right 
But your heart keeps sayin' I'm wrong 
Then you learn that it's all a game 
Love can trick your mind to think you need some more 
But it can never be like before 

I warned you not to come around anymore 
‘Cause I hate to love you 
I don't care if the whole world disagrees 
I said "beat it!" but you pleaded for more 
It's too late to love you 
Release me from these chains and set me free 
Let me be, woe! let me be, can't you see you're killin' me 
‘Cause I hate to love you 
I hate to love you 
Ooh! it's too late to love you 

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Too Young to Die    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)
He used to fight, eyes open wide 
But fear was there, like a knife in his side 
Battle came but he refused to hide 

Nothing ventured, nothing gained 
You'll never win until you play that game 
That's what he said, as he lay dying in pain 

Too young to die 
Never knew the reasons why 
If you could turn back the hands of time 
He'd still be too young to die 

Why did he go? he could not resist 
The price was high, it was death he kissed 
We hoped and prayed it wouldn't come to this, oh no! 

Everything ventured, nothing gained 
He was a pawn in a political game 
Now he's gone and still the question remains 

Too young to die 
Never knew the reasons why 
If you could turn back the hands of time 
He'd still be too young to die 

When can we make it end? 
When will we fly the wind? 

Too young to die 
Never knew the reasons why 
If you could turn back the hands of time 
(If you could turn back the hands of time) 
If you could turn back the hands of time 
He'd still be too young to die 

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Loa    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)
Black Magic, Black Magic, Magic! 
Loa, loa, loa, loa, loa, loa, loa, loa 
Loa, loa, loa, loa 
Loa, Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh! 
Loa, 
Loa, Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!! 
Loa! 

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Black Magic    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)
Time to cast the spells 
That weaken the strongest of hearts 
You can hear them sing a serenade 
Whispering lies in the dark 

Ooh, in a trance, you follow command 
Such a tragic toll when you're unaware...so beware! 

When the evil eyes 
Observe you it will be the end 
The supernatural 
Disguises itself as your friend 

Ooh, in a trance, you follow command 
Such a tragic toll...so beware! 

Black magic, voodoo in your soul 
Black magic, takes your heart of gold 
And leaves you so stone cold 

The cries of the whispering wind 
Fear of things unknown 
The future is holding the secrets 
The passing of time will unfold 
They're stealing away with your heart 

Black magic, voodoo in your soul 
Black magic, takes your heart of gold 
And leaves you so stone cold 

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All Right Now    (P. Rogers and A. Fraser © Blue Mountain Music PRS / Island Music BMI) 
There she stood in the street 
Smilin' from her head to her feet 
I said, "Hey! what is this?" 
Now baby maybe maybe she's in need of a kiss 
I said, "Hey, what's your name baby? 
Maybe we can see things the same 
Now don't you wait, or hesitate 
Let's move before they raise the parking rates" 

All right now, baby it's a all right now 
All right now, baby it's a all right now 

I took her home, to my place 
Watching every move on her face 
She said, "Look, what's your game, baby 
Are you tryin' to put me in shame?" 
I said, "Slow, don't go so fast 
Don't you think that love can last?" 
She said, "Love! Lord above! 
Now you're tryin' to trick me in love" 

All right now, baby it's a all right now 
All right now, baby it's a all right now 

All right now, baby it's a all right now 
All right now, baby it's a all right now 

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Baby Blue    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)
She waits for me to try and save her 
She's all alone in her dark, lonely room 
Her fantasy becomes the moment 
She hopes the ending is just what she needs to make it through 

Baby blue 

Her diamond eyes invite me over 
The situation is all her control 
She makes me feel as if I owe her 
But something tells me there's more than meets the eye 

Oh! when she holds me 
I feel her fire destroy me 

Baby blue 
I leave you in the morning 
But I'll stay with you this evening 
Baby blue 

I wait for her to try and save me 
I'm all alone in my dark lonely room 
My fantasy becomes the moment 
Oh! I hope the ending is just what I need 

Oh! when you hold me, ya! 
Hold me till your fire destroys me 

Baby blue 
I leave you in the morning 
But I'll stay with you this evening 
Baby blue 

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Dreaming    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)
I am the captain on a ship of no return 
Sailing unknown waters for the secrets I must learn 
Guided by the heavens through the calm, the rain and storm 
No thoughts of stopping 'till I reach that distant shore 

I'm dreaming, of the man I used to be 
Dreaming, it's the only way I'm free 
I'm dreaming, of the days when we were young 
And it seems like my tomorrow never comes 

Far in the distance, a sight has caught my eyes 
A strange horizon, under grey and threatening skies 
Now the vision's fading, it's turning into haze 
All so confusing, it keeps changing from day to day 

I'm dreaming, of the man I used to be 
Dreaming, it's the only way I'm free 
I'm dreaming, of the days when we were young 
And it seems like our tomorrow never comes 

I'm dreaming, of the man I used to be 
Dreaming, it's the only way I'm free 
I'm dreaming, and when all is said and done 
I wonder who tomorrow I'll become 
Seems like my tomorrow never comes 
Where will I be when dreams are done? 

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Stranded    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)

I could tell by they way that you sang that song 
That you were leavin' me you said,"It's all wrong, so long!" 
I just couldn't believe it when you walked out the door 

I keep hopin' 
I'll keep it open, baby 
I'm hangin' on cause it feels so strong 

I'm Stranded - reminded 
I'm stranded all this time 

Don't know the reasons why we couldn't work it out 
And the answers I get they still leave me in doubt 
Can't remember the day when it all turned about 

Then it hit me 
It wasn't meant to be 
Just a fantasy, but reality 

‘Cause I'm stranded - reminded 
I'm stranded all this time 
You're still on my mind 

I'm callin' to you, too far away to hear 
I need you here with me can't you see 
I'm stranded all alone inside my dream 

You can tell by the way that I'm singing my song 
That I've been lonely and waiting for you too long, it's so wrong 
I know the time has come for me to break away 

Forget about you 
I can live without you 
I'll be movin' on ‘cause the feeling's gone 

Don't have to be stranded - or reminded 
That I'm stranded all this time 
With you on my mind 

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