Love Is a Road CD

Love Is a Road

“Love Is A Road“ celebrates and expands Quarterflash’s signature pop-rock sound with lead vocalist/saxophonist Rindy Ross driving her husband Marv's songs with emotion and intelligence. This creative platinum duo that penned five top-forty hits in the 80’s including their #1 song, ‘Harden My Heart’, bring a new lyrical perspective and an updated shimmering soundscape to nine new songs — demonstrating the evolution of their music while remaining true to their roots in rock, folk, and blues.

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I Can't Help Myself

So here we are on this amazing rock,
Where life's an accidental dance,
We're only breathing for a blink of an eye,
So you might as well clap your hands
See, you have searched and you have strived
And we have somehow all survived,
But the only time you really feel alive is when you're
Letting go - letting go - letting go - letting go…

I can't help myself - I wanna be your rock n' roll
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Oh, I can't help myself I still wanna free your soul,
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

Ain't it strange when you wake one day
And the world has changed throughout,
You start picking up the things that count,
That move your heart and make you shout,
Yeah, I've been up and I've been down,
And I've been free and I've been bound,
But the only heaven that I've ever found is when I'm
Letting go - letting go - letting go - letting go…

I can't help myself - I wanna be your rock n' roll
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Oh, I can't help myself I still wanna free your soul,
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

Here we are on another stage,
On another page in the book,
And I'm hoping that you read the signs,
Between the lines and take a look,
Yeah, we've been blessed & we've been conned,
Had success and yes, we've bombed,
And the only thing that keeps me hanging on,
Is letting go, letting go, letting go, letting go…
I can't help myself - I wanna be your rock n' roll
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Oh, I can't help myself I still wanna free your soul,
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

All Diamonds

When I look into the eyes of a newborn baby,
When I look into the skies of a new morn… maybe,
Everything is intertwined, interlocked
In a language long forgot.

When I recognize love in a cat's eye,
Recognize longing in the song of the magpie,
Recognize genius in the tumbleweed,
I recognize you and I recognize me and…
Love… all love. Love… all love.

We are… one flame. We are… one arc,
We are… all embers from the same spark,
We are… all god. We are… one soul,
We are… all diamonds from the same coal.

When I contemplate the life of the redwood,
Contemplate the seed in the weeds where it once stood,
Contemplate the trunk contemplate the limb,
Contemplate the fact that we're brothers in the wind.

When I open up my heart to the red deer,
Open up my heart to the fox and the kildeer,
Open up my heart to the blood that we're sharing,
Open up my heart - open up my heart to…

Love… all love. Love… all love.

We are… one flame. We are… one arc,
We are… all embers from the same spark,
We are… all god. We are… one soul,
We are… all diamonds from the same coal.

I Want You Back

I'm a locked door no one gets inside,
And your hands holds the keys,
I'm a lost prayer,
Ain't going' anywhere,
But still I'm on my knees,
Can't you see…

CHORUS
Oh, I want you back in my arms, holding me,
Yes, I want you back in my bed
Close to me.

I'm a ghost town since I let you down
And I can't break the plane,
I'm a wrong turn where every bridge got burned
And I lost my chain… in the breakdown lane.

REPEAT CHORUS

It's a cold room,
Nothing here can bloom,
And the lights stay dim,
Like a sad moon waning all too soon,
And the tides cannot come in… without your grin.

REPEAT CHORUS

Love Is a Road

If you're leaving just go and don't look back,
But if you still believe me… go slow,
There's a chance we'll last,
Love is never easy I know and I've paid the price,
So if you wanna please me,
Just know there's a sacrifice,

Love's not a song… it's not a wish or a dream,
Only the strong… will understand what it means.

CHORUS
Love is… love is… love is a road.
We wander, we wonder where it will go,
Love is… love is… love is a road.

It's not a river that flows never ending,
And love is not a flower that grows,
Without our tending,
Some expect perfection,
Oh, no, there's no such thing,
Love is no possession you hold like a precious ring,
I've come to know… that the harder you try,
No one can hold… the moon or the sky.

CHORUS REPEAT

For some it's like a heaven above,
That you finally reach,
Like mecca or a mountain you'll know,
All it has to teach,
Some days are gold and somedays are dust,
Some nights are cold and some nights are lust,

CHORUS REPEAT

More

I caught the saints hiding in the steeple,
Trying to squeeze a camel thru a needle,
I said, "Won't your miracles get you into heaven?"
They said, "No, we only got ten - we need eleven…
More… more."

Celebrity mom had 30 kids,
America loved her 'til she hit the skids,
She said, "Don't worry, babies, I got a fix,
I'll find a lover then I'll have another five or six,
More… more."

CHORUS
More, baby, more. More, baby, more,
More baby more.

Cleopatra… took me as her love slave,
I ran her ragged like a rabbit in a heat wave,
I thought I gave her… all that she could take,
But when I was toast - she wanted cake.
More… (cake) more…

Adam & Eve had animal heads,
Stuffed and mounted above their bed,
And whenever Adam couldn't get it up to party,
Eve grabbed her rifles and she went out on safari for,
More… more.

REPEAT CHORUS

I want a super pac, I want a super meal.
I want the uber app 'cause I'm the biggest deal,
I like it overstuffed, I like it extra soft,
I like to max it out, I like to top it off!

REPEAT CHORUS

Say What You Want About Love

Well, you talk about love,
Like it's some kind of weakness,
Laugh at dreamers - call them fools,
And you mock all romantics,
Any sign of sweetness,
Make no commitments play by no rules.

CHORUS
Oh, say what you want about love
But it's better than nothing,
Oh, say what you want about love
But it's better than suffering, baby.

Well, I been where you've been,
No, love's not easy,
It broke me down and I had to crawl,
And I dug a hole where no one could reach me,
But a life alone ain't no life at all,

CHORUS REPEAT

Say what… someone did to take you apart,
Say what… they put you through,
Say what… they used when they fused your heart,
Did they burn you bad and desert you?

Well you look at forgiveness as a kind of surrender,
Mock the faithful and those who care,
And you look down on mercy and all that's tender,
Well, someday baby you'll need somebody there.

CHORUS REPEAT

Adios (The Funeral Song)

You would have laughed at things they said,
It seems you're much more loveable,
Now that you are dead,
And if you were here you'd be half-plastered,
Show up late and play the bastard,
Leaving me to clean up after.

CHORUS
Adios my red-eyed genius fucked up friend,
We rocked the casbah back in god-knows-when,
We thought those days would never end.

You would have gagged at songs they played,
You would have left to light up,
When they stood and prayed,
Your brother called you a ‘soul who searched’,
Well, maybe so, but not near church,
I can't believe you knew these jerks.

CHORUS REPEAT

There were times I hated you - it's true,
I never had the gifts that you completely blew,
But I stayed faithful like the rest,
I never questioned who was best,
I'm glad we got that off our chest, so…

CHORUS REPEAT

Little Miracles (The Songs Rained Down)

While mom played on our old piano,
I played at her feet,
And I pressed my ear to the floor to hear,
The sound against my cheek.

CHORUS
And the songs rained down like miracles -
Little miracles,
And the songs rained down like miracles -
Little miracles.

Though dad played down the end of our world,
The truth cut like a knife,
So, I went to my room to write that tune,
And stayed there all my life.

CHORUS REPEAT

Now I still try to turn these waters,
Somehow into wine,
And I press my heels to the ground to feel,
A chill run up my spine.

CHORUS REPEAT

Rock On Little Brother

Rock on little brother - keep on a' keepin' on,
Reap a little love - keep your head above,
Be strong, be strong.
Rock on little brother - rock on, Baby Blue.
One day at a time - like Johnny, walk the line,
Be true - be true.

You hit your limit - you've been swimmin' in it way too long,
She broke your spirit - you had to clear it right or wrong,
You had to pay a price - it turned you into ice,
But now you're trying for the sun…

REPEAT CHORUS

Stuck in the middle everything was brittle as a bone,
Caught on the wire in the line of fire all alone,
But when things were really bad,
you pulled up what you had,
And found a way to roll the stone.

REPEAT CHORUS

You took a bullet, you could have pulled it but you stayed,
You saw the writing - heard the fighting,
and you know you paid,
You had to take it on but you had to play it strong,
but you are back where you belong.

REPEAT CHORUS