Racing Time

Words and Music by Rick Santers
All songs © Santoonz Music SOCAN
© 1982 Dandelion Records

Regarded by many as the quintessential SANTERS album, Racing Time revs up tune after tune of infectious energy. Critically acclaimed and masterfully produced by Jack Richardson and Rick Santers, featured tracks include, “Mistreatin’ Heart”, “Road to Morocco”, “Winter Freeze”, and “Back Streets”.

  • Click here for reviews
  • Click on the speaker icon to download a soundbyte in wav file format.
  • Click on the song title to view the lyrics for that song.
Back Back to Discograpy page Order
Tracks / Lyrics
Mistreatin' Heart
  Mystical Eyes
  Still I Am
  Dog Without a Home
  Road to Morocco
  Two Against the World
  Backstreets
Winter Freeze
  Hard Time Lovin' You
  Racing Time
  You Turn Me On
*bonus track (
recorded live)
   
   
   
Mistreatin' Heart    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)
Girl you're lookin' at me, like someone 
Who's never seen love before 
And you're makin' it seem, that it's me 
I'm the one you chose to open the door 

You say that you're lonely, you say that you're sad 
It's the world that is drivin' you mad 
I'll make you a promise, but make no mistake 
Don't abuse me or we're gonna break 

Your mistreatin' heart 
Is gonna tear us apart 
Your mistreatin' heart 
Puts us back to the start 

There's always a chance things will change 
But I've seen your games before 
You say you'll play fair from now on 
But you still leave my heart on the floor 

You say that you're lonely, you say that you're sad 
It's the world that is drivin' you mad 
Make me a promise but make no mistake 
Don't abuse me or we're gonna break 

Your mistreatin' heart 
Is gonna tear us apart 
Your mistreatin' heart 
Puts us back to the start 

Girl the way you're treatin' me, it just ain't fair 
You say you're gonna miss me, but you just don't care 
You don't care, no you don't, you really don't care 

Your mistreatin' heart 
Is gonna tear us apart 
Your mistreatin' heart 
Puts us back to the start 

Top
Top

Mystical Eyes    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)

I see you're hurtin' inside 
Have I damaged your pride 
Do you think that I'm cruel? 
Better cruel than a fool 

Oh! your mystical eyes 
Keep me hypnotized 
In your mystical eyes, is it you who I'm seeing 
Or are you just reflecting on me? 

You've got a questioning heart 
It keeps us worlds apart 
Before you walk away 
There are somethings I must say 

Oh! your mystical eyes 
Keep me hypnotized 
In your mystical eyes, is it you who I'm seeing 
Or are you just reflecting on me? 

Oh! your mystical eyes 
Keep me hypnotized 
In your mystical eyes, is it you who I'm seeing 
Or are you just reflecting on me? 

Top
Top

Still I Am    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)

I found the time to search my mind 
See where it was leadin' me 
I suddenly saw that I always was 
I am and will always be 

Maybe if I were to close my eyes 
And eliminate this coloured world 
But I can't escape I have to wait 
For my life it will soon unfold 

The meaning's gone, but the dream goes on 
And it's better just to find the time 
Being right for me is the only plea 
That I'll make to this troubled mind 

Still I am, here I stand 
Still I am 

The days go by and I always try 
To be better than I was before 
But I'm to blame if I stay the same 
‘Cause time's not supposed to score 

The meaning's gone, but the dream goes on 
And it's better just to find the time 
Being right for me is the only plea 
That I'll make to this troubled mind 

Still I am, here I stand 
Still I am 

Still I am, here I stand 
Still I am 

Top
Top

Dog Without a Home    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)
I'm takin' the easy way 
Only work when I want to 
I don't know what more to say 
Only know what I'm gonna do 

Drinkin' all night and sleepin' all day 
Never gonna stop cause there ain't no better way 
They try and tell me I'm gonna wind up alone 

Like a dog without a home, a dog without a home 

I roam around all the time 
Get lost when I want to 
If you can spare me a dime 
Then I'll make a toast to you 

I'm drinkin' all night, and sleep it off all day 
Never gonna stop cause there ain't no better way 
They try and tell me I'm gonna wind up alone 

Like a dog without a home, a dog without a home 

I'm drinkin' all night and sleep it off all day 
Never gonna stop cause there ain't no better way 
Don't try and change me, just livin' to roam 

Like a dog without a home, a dog without a home 

Top
Top

Road to Morocco    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)
I travel the world with my suitcase in my hand 
Right into the dawn 
I ride with the wind saying, "catch me if you can" 
'Cause soon I'll be gone 

Where no one can find me 
Where I'll find myself 
I'm looking for heaven 
But I just found my hell 

On the road to Morocco, the road to Morocco 
I'm on the road to Morocco 
I don't know if I'm coming back 
I might not even see this place again 

Now I'm sitting in a smoke filled room 
My dreams fill the air 
A man is selling me a girl from a tomb 
She wears seven veils 

Where no one can find me 
Where I'll find myself 
I'm looking for heaven 
But I just found my hell 

On the road to Morocco, the road to Morocco 
I'm on the road to Morocco 
I don't know if I'm coming back 
I might not even see this place again 

I'm on the road to Morocco, the road to Morocco 
I'm on the road to Morocco 
I don't know if I'm coming back 
Might not see this place again 

I'm on the road to Morocco, the road to Morocco 
I'm on the road to Morocco 
I don't know if I'm coming back 
I might not even see this place again 

Top
Top

Two Against the World    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)
Now, I play the part of a man, who's searching for the truth 
And suddenly, just to find, my dreams all coming true 
I know, I know that change is in the wind 
And I realize deep inside, who my friend has always been 

Two against the world 
We're gonna make it 
Two against the world 

Days, grow long and the night seems colder than before 
And I dream, of a time, you walked right through that door 
I know, I know temptations on the loose 
But I just can't shake this feeling of recluse 

Two against the world 
We're gonna make it 
Two against the world 

Two against the world 
We're gonna make it 
Two against the world 
Know we can't make it alone 

Two against the world 
We're gonna make it 
Two against the world 
Know we'll never make it alone 

Top
Top

Backstreets    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)
I am the walker 
Through city streets 
You are the talker 
Who cries to the beat 

And people come and go, just like the sun and snow 
And I have come a long way, to see the light of day 

Back streets - hear me comin' down the road 
Back streets 
Back streets - hear the music as I go 
Back streets 

Machines in action 
Turning to rust 
Your next attraction 
Rises from the dust 

And people come and go, just like the sun and snow 
And I have come a long way, to see the light of day 

Back streets - hear me comin' down the road 
Back streets 
Back streets - hear the music as I go 
Back streets 

And people come and go, just like the sun and snow 
And I have come a long way, to see the light of day 

Back streets - hear me comin' down the road 
Back streets 
Back streets - hear the music as I go 
Back streets 

Top
Top

Winter Freeze    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)
I'm just a single man 
Looking for some sense in American girls 
I'm just a simple man with broken dreams 

Can't you hear me callin' you? 
No respose Oh Lord! tell me what can I do 
Why do I have so much trouble lovin' you? 

Winter freeze you're freezin' me 
Never know what you'll never see 
Winter freeze you're freezin' me 
Ice and snow is all you'll ever be 

You caught me in a tail spin 
Say you've got to learn how to lose to win 
Girl the way you live's like a deadly sin 

You gave me a broken heart 
And let me know that we're so many worlds apart 
You gave me a broken heart from the start 

Winter freeze you're freezin' me 
Never know what you'll never see 
Winter freeze you're freezin' me 
Ice and snow is all you'll ever be 

I'm just a single man 
Looking for some sense in American girls 
I'm just a simple man with broken dreams 

Can't you hear me callin' you? 
No response Oh Lord! tell me what can I do 
Why do I have so much trouble lovin' you? 

Winter freeze you're freezin' me 
Never know what you'll never see 
Winter freeze you're freezin' me 
Ice and snow is all you'll ever be 

Winter freeze 
Never know what you'll never see 
Winter freeze 
Ice and snow is all you'll ever be 

Top
Top

Hard Time Lovin' You    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)
You...paint me pictures of the past 
You...just don't know how long to last 
You...portray this silly game 
And it's over now I'm playin' the same 

You...provide this scenery 
You...always give it to me free 
Soon...you take your love away 
Just to leave me here passin' the day 

You're tellin' tall tales 
And makin' short sales 
It's been a hard time lovin' you 

You...paint me pictures of the past 
You...just don't know how long to last 
You...portray this silly game 
And it's over now I'm playin' the same 

You're tellin' tall tales 
And makin' short sales 
It's been a hard time lovin' you 

You're tellin' tall tales 
And makin' short sales 
It's been a hard time lovin' you 
You're tellin' tall tales 
And makin' short sales 
It's been a hard time lovin' you 
Hard time lovin' you 
It's been a hard time lovin' you 
Hard time lovin' y
ou

Top
Top

Racing Time    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)
Ten o'clock and I'm still in bed 
Got this achin' in my head 
Can't withstand this daily drive 
But I've got to survive 

Tires spinning tempers flare 
Feel the tension in the air 
Destination I don't care 
Neverending dispair 

Racing time, got to meet the deadline 
Racing time, gonna leave them behind 

Now my life is outta control 
Have to live by sample and hold 
Want to tell but never be told 
What I've bought and sold 

Day is drawing to an end 
Rather live than just pretend 
Once my foe but now my friend 
No fort to defend 

Racing time, got to meet the deadline 
Racing time, gonna leave them behind 

Ten o'clock and I'm still in bed 
Got this achin' in my head 
Can't withstand this daily drive 
But I've got to survive 

Racing time, got to meet the deadline 
Racing time, gonna leave them behind

Top
Top

You Turn Me On    ( Rick Santers © Santoonz Music SOCAN)
I'm tryin', I'm tryin' 
But I just can't find a way to escape 
Relyin', relyin' 
On you to make the first mistake 

Dyin', I'm dyin' 
‘Cause I see what you got in store 
Tryin', I'm tryin' 
It's so hard you know I can't take no more 

You turn me, you turn me on! Ooh! all night long 
You turn me, you turn me on! Ooh! all night long 

Burnin', I'm burnin' 
Oh! I'm getting so close to your fire 
Learnin', I'm learnin' 
To control my achin' heart 

Teasin', you're teasin' 
Don't you know you're gonna drive me insane 
Pleasin', you're pleasin' 
‘Cause you know my pleasure is your pain 

You turn me, you turn me on! Ooh! all night long 
You turn me, you turn me on! Ooh! all night long 
Oh ya! you really turn me on 
Ooh! all night long 

I'm tryin', I'm tryin' 
But I just can't find a way to escape 
Relyin', relyin' 
On you to make the first mistake 

Dyin', I'm dyin' 
‘Cause I see what you got in store 
Tryin', I'm tryin' 
Its so hard you know I can't take no more 

You turn me, you turn me on! Ooh! all night long 
You turn me, you turn me on! All night long 
You turn me, you turn me on! Ooh! all night long 
You turn me, you turn me on 

Top
Top