Lyrics: “It’s Not The Night”

“It’s Not The Night” by The Cars

It’s not the night for foolin’

It’s not the night for crazy eyes

I get the feeling you wanna stay

I get the feeling you’re giving it all away

But I know, I know you take it well

And for you, for you I always fell

It’s not the night (it’s not the night)

For sweet revenge

It’s not the night (it’s not the night)

To spend

The time is right to take it out

The time is right to tango

I got the feeling you’re running out

Before your last fandango

It’s not the night (it’s not the night)

For sweet, sweet revenge

It’s not the night (it’s not the night)

To spend

It’s not the night for sticky boots

It’s not the night for tango

I get the feeling you’re the spark that’s dancing in the dark

I get the feeling you’re the one rushing on the run

It’s not the night (it’s not the night)

For sweet revenge

It’s not the night (it’s not the night)

To spend

It’s not the night (it’s not the night)

You can find sweet, sweet revenge

It’s not the night (it’s not the night)

To end

It’s not the night

Lyrics: “Stranger Eyes”

“Stranger Eyes” by The Cars

When you took the fall and then you floated down

And then you took the jump and you fell through clouds

Yeah, then you watched the world beat the crowd

 

C’mon, ride me high (stranger eyes)

Well, ride me high (stranger eyes)

 

Yeah, you took the fall and then you landed soft

You thought to yourself, ‘well, I’m not alone’

You with your dark red soul and your chaperone

 

C’mon, ride me high (stranger eyes)

Won’t you ride me high (stranger eyes)

C’mon, ride me high (stranger eyes)

Ride me high (stranger, stranger eyes)

Stranger eyes

 

Well, I need your touch

It means so much

Oh, I need your touch

Because it means so much

 

Ride me high

 

C’mon and ride me high (stranger eyes)

Yeah, ride me high (stranger eyes)

Ride me high (stranger eyes)

Oh, come on and ride me high (stranger, stranger eyes)

Stranger eyes

Lyrics: Drive

“Drive” by The Cars

Who’s going to tell you when it’s too late?

Who’s going to tell you things aren’t so great?

You can’t go on thinking nothing’s wrong

Who’s going to drive you home tonight?

Who’s going to pick you up when you fall?

Who’s going to hang it up when you call?

Who’s going to pay attention to your dreams?

Yeah who’s going to plug their ears when you scream?

You can’t go on thinking nothing’s wrong

Who’s going to drive you home tonight?

Who’s going to hold you down when you shake?

Who’s going to come around when you break?

You can’t go on thinking nothing’s wrong

Who’s going to drive you home tonight?

Oh, you know you can’t go on thinking nothing’s wrong

Who’s going to drive you home tonight?

Here’s a lovely acapella version, because who doesn’t want to hear that beautiful voice all on its own?

Lyrics: Think It Over

“Think It Over” by The Cars

Every time I see you got to jump and shout

I haven’t got a clue what it’s all about

Well, I never had a dream that looked so much like you

I’ll do anything that you want me to

 

(Think it over, think it over)

Well, there’s nothing you can do to make me want to stop

(Think it over, think it over)

Well, every time you run around it makes me want to pop

 

What’s it going to take to make you change your line

What’s it going to take to get your valentine

How can I be sure that you’re the one for me

I only know that you wanted to be free

 

(Think it over, think it over)

Well, there’s nothing you can do to make me want to stop

(Think it over, think it over)

Every time you run around it makes me want to pop

Nothing you can do to make me want to stop

Every time you run around it makes me want to pop

Nothing you can do to make me want to stop

Think it over

 

Every time I see you got to jump and shout

I haven’t got a clue what it’s all about

I never had a dream that looked so much like you

Well, I’ll do anything that you want me to

 

(Think it over, think it over)

Well, there’s nothing you can do to make me want to stop

(Think it over, think it over)

Every time you run around it makes me want to pop

 

(Think it over, think it over)

Well, nothing you can do to make me want to stop

(Think it over, think it over)

Well, every time you run around it makes me want to pop

There’s nothing you can do to make me want to stop

Every time you run around it makes me want to pop

There’s nothing you can do to make me want to stop

 

Think it over, yeah

Think it over, think it over

Lyrics: This Could Be Love

“This Could Be Love” by The Cars

Oh yeah, I got time

Oh yeah, I guess I’m doing fine

‘Til I met you in the dark I was chasing little sparks

You were slinked and dressed in pink

Here was someone you wouldn’t think

 

Is this the kill? Is this the thrill?

I’ll wait until you say this could be love

This could be love

 

Oh yeah, I got hope

Oh yeah, it really comes and goes

‘Til I met you things were easy

Until I felt you things were sleazy

It doesn’t matter once I told you were someone I could hold

 

Is this the kill? Is this the thrill?

I’ll wait until you say this could be love

This could be love

This could be love, this could be love

 

Oh yeah, I want you

Oh yeah, more than you want me to

‘Til I met you in the dark I was chasing little sparks

When you think you’re going to sink

Here comes someone you wouldn’t think

 

Is this the kill? Is this the thrill?

I’ll wait until you say this could be love

You say this could be love, oh yeah

Lyrics: Cruiser

“Cruiser” by The Cars

Big city noise disappears

Sucker punch is in your heart

Life is reason, light is clue

My shape is shapeless in your suit

Chrome red eyeballs reflect and roll

The simple sun is slowly sinking

Roman shoes and pretty hats

Glitter bombs that beat the beat

You comb the night ’cause you’re a cruiser

And you never get enough when you’re cruising down the street

And you’re taking off the heat when you’re on the moonlight run

(cruiser… cruiser)

Floating jets and big vignettes

Get the treatment, grab a cab

Set aside the screaming fish

Tell the world why you’re so glad

Flip the switches, pull the plug

You always wait for better news

You need a hit, you need a suck

You don’t easily get amused

You comb the night ’cause you’re a cruiser

And you never get enough when you’re cruising down the street

And you’re taking off the heat when you’re on the moonlight run

(cruiser… cruiser)

Lyrics: Running To You

“Running To You” by The Cars

I’m coming around, I want you to come

I’m coming around just for the fun

Having a real time just taking what’s not mine

And I’m doing what I want to do

 

That’s running to you (running to you)

That’s running to you, that’s (running to you) running to you

 

You’re looking for someone, maniacal shots

You’re looking for someone over the top

I’m having a real time just reading your headline

And I’m doing just want I want to do

 

That’s running to you (running to you), running to you

That’s running to you (running to you)

 

You’re hoping for someone that fits in the plan

You’re hoping for someone, two in the hand

I’m having a real time just taking what’s not mine

And I’m doing what I like to do

 

That’s running to you (running to you)

I’m running to you, I’m running to you, that’s running to you

And that’s running to you (running to you), I’m running to you

(Running to you),  run run running to you

Running to you

 

I like running to you, (running to you) running to, running to you (running to you)

I like running to you (running to you), run run running to you

 

Lyrics: Down Boys

“Down Boys” by The Cars

You were trying to be cute and it didn’t work out

You were trying to be charming and it didn’t come off

You were trying to be clever, a big waste of time

You were trying to get rough but you’re waiting in line

 

You can’t make it with the down boys, they don’t hear a word you say

You can’t make it with the down boys, just stay out of their way

 

You were trying to be sharp but they couldn’t wait

You were trying to be eternal but that didn’t rate

You were trying to be smooth, you’re rough on the edges

You were trying to be hysterical and I still ain’t laughing

 

You can’t make it with the down boys, they don’t hear a word you say

You can’t make it with the down boys, just stay out of their way

 

You were trying to be in but they left you out

You were trying to be in two different worlds

You were trying to be in, oscillation in shame

You were trying to be in but you’re lost in the game

 

You can’t make it with the down boys, they don’t hear a word you say

You can’t make it with the down boys, just stay out of their way

Stay out of the way… out of the way!

 

You can’t make it with the down boys, they don’t hear a word you say

You can’t make it with the down boys, just stay out of their way

Lyrics: You Can’t Hold On Too Long

“You Can’t Hold On Too Long” by The Cars

I can’t put out your fire, I know it’s too late

I can’t be up for hire, it’s not my best trait

The gallow glass is cracking, it’s starting to smash

How can you cry without blinking a lash?

 

You’re feeling’s cross and wavy, you’re on the edge of the cuff

You’re pushing and popping, you don’t get enough

You wish that it was over, you never slow down

You’re looking for kicks, there’s nothing around

 

You can’t hold on too long, it’s alright

You can’t hold on too long, it’s alright

You can’t hold on too long, it’s alright

You can’t hold on too long, it’s alright

 

You’re surrounded by the laughing boys, they puncture your style

They send for their bandanas and you try for their smile

You’d like to come in colors, you don’t know which one

You can’t be too choosy, it’s just for fun

 

You can’t hold on too long, it’s alright

You can’t hold on too long, it’s alright

You can’t hold on too long, it’s alright

You can’t hold on too long, it’s alright

 

You can’t hold on too long, it’s alright

You can’t hold on too long, it’s alright

You can’t hold on too long, it’s alright

You can’t hold on too long, it’s alright

 

Lyrics: Don’t Tell Me No

“Don’t Tell Me No” by The Cars

It’s my party, you can come

It’s my party, have some fun

It’s my dream, have a laugh

It’s my life, have a half, well

Don’t tell me no, don’t tell me no

Don’t tell me no, don’t tell me no

Don’t tell me no, don’t tell me no

I like it when you tell me slow

It’s my transition, it’s my play

It’s my phone call to beta ray

It’s my hopscotch, light the torch

It’s my downtime, feel the scorch, well

Don’t tell me no, don’t tell me no, no

(Don’t tell me no)

Don’t tell me no, don’t tell me no, no

(Don’t tell me no)

Don’t tell me no, don’t tell me no

I like it when you tell me no

It’s my ambition, it’s my joke

It’s my teardrop, emotional smoke

It’s my mercy, it’s my plan

I want to go to future land, well

Don’t tell me no, don’t tell me no

(Don’t tell me no)

Don’t tell me no, don’t tell me no no no

(Don’t tell me no)

Don’t tell me no, don’t tell me no

I like it when you tell me slow

Don’t tell me no … tell me no… don’t tell me no no

(Don’t tell me no)

Don’t tell me no, don’t tell me no … don’t tell me, I don’t want to know

(Don’t tell me no)

Don’t tell me no, don’t tell me no no

(Don’t tell me no)

Don’t tell me no, don’t tell me no no no, ay

(Don’t tell me no)

Don’t tell me no, don’t tell me… don’t tell me… don’t tell me no no

(Don’t tell me no)

Don’t tell me no, don’t tell me… don’t tell me you have to go… don’t tell me no

(Don’t tell me no)

Don’t tell me no, don’t tell me no

Lyrics: Candy-O

“Candy-O” by The Cars

Candy-o, I need you

Sunday dress, ruby ring

Candy-o, I need you so, could you help me in?

Purple hum, assorted cards

Razor lights you bring

All to prove you’re on the move and vanishing

Candy-o, I need you so

Candy-o, I need you so

Edge of night, distract yourself

Obstacles don’t work

Homogenize, decentralize, it’s just a quirk

Different ways to see you through

All the same in the end

Peculiar star, that’s who you are, do you have to win?

Candy-o, I need you so

Candy-o, I need you so

Candy-o, I need you so

Candy-o, I need you so

Lyrics: Let’s Go

“Let’s Go” by The Cars

She’s driving away with her dim lights on

When she’s making her play she can’t go wrong…. she never waits too long

She’s winding them down on her clock machine

And she won’t give up ’cause she’s seventeen

 

She’s a frozen fire

She’s my one desire

I don’t want to hold her down, don’t want to break her crown when she says

Let’s go

 

“I like the night life, baby,” she says

“I like the night life, baby,” she says

Let’s go

 

She’s laughing inside ’cause they can’t refuse

She’s so beautiful now she doesn’t wear her shoes… she never likes to choose

She got wonderful eyes and a risqué mouth

When I asked her before she says she’s holding out

 

She’s a frozen fire

She’s my one desire

I don’t want to hold her down, don’t want to break her crown when she says

Let’s go

 

“I like the night life, baby,” she says

“I like the night life, baby,” she says

Let’s go

 

Oooo, “I like the night life, baby,” she says

“I like the night life, baby,” she says

Let’s go

 

BONUS: Same video but with the live vocal. Scrumptious!