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Rich Campbell

Composer/Musician/Teacher/Actor

LYRICS: CADILLAC MOON: PLUG ME IN

AVALANCHE
by Rich Campbell

Every time I make a dollar
Seems I owe a dollar-ten
Send it on it's way
And the bills roll in again
These are times that try a man's soul
Make you bend, break, or come up whole

I'm caught in an avalanche
Coming down, coming down
I'm caught in an avalanche
Coming down, coming down

There's a sign on the wall
Says you can take a course
Deal with losing your job
Deal with your divorce
Love made an exit on a train out last night
I'm just trying to keep some hope in sight
(chorus)

Well, I'm ready for a change in the weather
I still got the will to survive
I know things are gonna better
I may be on my knees, but I won't buried alive
(chorus)

Got my back against the wall
Work my fingers to the bone
Wrestling with some hard times
And I'm in this round alone
Love made an exit on a train out last night
I'm just trying to keep some hope in sight
(chorus)

©1995 Pay The Band Music
(recorded by Cadillac Moon on Plug Me In)

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OYSTER BAY
by Campbell, Deery, Noyes, Nugent, Santoriello

Hey, hey, hey, going to Oyster Bay
Sing and dance, find romance, rock the night away
Hey, hey, hey, going to Oyster Bay
Sing and dance, find romance, rock the night away

I can't forget that night with Jenny
Making love down on the pier
My arm around her shoulder
Hand around a beer
I still hear the whistle, train blowing into town
Still hear her saying "Come by when you're around"
(chorus)

Going down to the Homestead
Hear Little Willie sing
He digs in, hits the gin
He's bad as anything
Leslie, the Pearly Queen
Gets up to belt a song
Gets round to the chorus
We all sing along
(chorus)

You can talk, you can laugh
In the cool evening mist
Get lost in the magic
Of a soul-stirring kiss
Paradise on a half-shell
Rock and roll shack
Mystical feeling keeps calling me back
(chorus)

©1995 PAY THE BAND MUSIC
(recorded by Cadillac Moon on Plug Me In)

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FILé GUMBO, RED BEANS AND RICE
by Rich Campbell

Down in New Orleans you can go for a ride
Up the Mississippi, muddy and wide
Big red paddle wheel will cruise you along
Louisiana cookin' will never steer you wrong

Delta Queen shines in the moonlight
Creole chef cure your appetite, serve up

Filé Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice
Blackened redfish, crawfish so nice
Jambalaya, fill your plate twice
Filé Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice

Creole maids keep the boys blood pumpin'
Steamboat pilots got the ladies hearts thumpin'
The band kicks in, and then there ain't no excuse
Your hips start shakin' and your limbs all come loose

Delta Queen shines in the moonlight
Creole chef cure your appetite, serve up

Filé Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice
Blackened redfish, crawfish so nice
Jambalaya, fill your plate twice
Filé Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice

Under the Hill at Natchez you'll be throwin' down
Laughing and singing, good times all around
There ain't no party like it from Miami to Nome
You'll promise yourself your never going home

Delta Queen shines in the moonlight
Creole chef cure your appetite, serve up

Filé Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice
Blackened redfish, crawfish so nice
Jambalaya, fill your plate twice
Filé Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice

©1995 PAY THE BAND MUSIC
(recorded by Cadillac Moon on Plug Me In)

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MISS CRABTREE
(Campbell, Hornosky, Santoriello)

Oh, Miss Crabtree, there's something heavy on my heart
Oh, Miss Crabtree, there's something heavy on my heart
I wanna tell ya that I love ya, I guess I knew it from the start

I'm talking 'bout Miss Crabtree, let me tell you sir
False teeth, wooden leg, and a mean temperature
Miss Crabtree, there's something heavy on my heart
I wanna tell ya that I love ya, I guess I knew it from the start

Farina never seen ya, Weezer couldn't please ya
Call me Chubby-Ubbsy and you'll be my only teacher
Miss Crabtree, there's something heavy on my heart
I wanna tell ya that I love ya, I guess I knew it from the start

My heart is filled with joy, I wanna trip and dance
My heart is filled with joy, I wanna rip my pants
Miss Crabtree, there's something heavy on my heart
I wanna tell ya that I love ya, I guess I knew it from the start

Oh, Miss Crabtree, Oh, Miss Crabtree
Oh, Miss Crabtree, Oh, Miss Crabtree
Oh, Miss Crabtree, there's something heavy on my heart

©1995 PAY THE BAND MUSIC
(recorded by Cadillac Moon on Plug Me In)

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PLUG ME IN
(Campbell, Deery, Nugent, Santoriello)

When my world is torn in half
Only you can make me whole
I wanna feel the connection
From soul to soul
Cause when you take me in your arms
I feel my life begin again
I know you've got the power
Please, baby, plug me in
Please, baby, plug me in

I wanna drink from the fountain
Deep down at the source
You are the healing waters
That help me stay the course
Take away all my trouble
Wash away all my sins
I wanna feel your arm around me
Please, baby, plug me in
Please, baby, plug me in

Oh, when I'm too weary to do my best
And just too tired to try
In my darkest hour of need
Only you can satisfy
Oh, baby, plug me in
Please, baby, plug me in

Na, na, na, na, na....
I know you've got the power
Baby, please plug me in
Please, baby, plug me in
Please, baby, plug me in
Please, baby, plug me in

©1995 Pay The Band Music (ASCAP)
(recorded by Cadillac Moon on Plug Me In)

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YOU'VE GOT IT MADE
(Campbell, Deery, Murray, Noyes, Nugent, Santoriello)

The neon fits you like a glove
You wear the night like skin
Headlights, stage lights guide your way
The masquerade begins
Lurking in the shadows
Behind the bright disguise
There's a secret in your heart
And a stranger in your eyes

I wanna know, what are you looking for?
You've got it made
Don't you know, you don't have to look no more
You've got it made

Now every setting sun
Finds you felling blue
It's like some evil curse
This thing that's driving you
Your glass is always half empty
You can't see the forest for the trees
Everybody wants what you've got
You're still out there on the street

I wanna know, what are you looking for?
You've got it made
Don't you know, you don't have to look no more
You've got it made
I wanna know, what are you looking for?
You've got it made
Don't you know, you don't have to look no more
You've got it made

Appearances are deceiving
It could take so long to know
But if you're hurting
Then I guess it made you decide to lock it up
But I don't think you can keep it inside

I wanna know, what are you looking for?
You've got it made
Don't you know, you don't have to look no more
You've got it made
I wanna know, what are you looking for?
You've got it made
Don't you know, you don't have to look no more
You've got it made

©1995 Pay The Band Music (ASCAP)
recorded by Cadillac Moon on PLUG ME IN

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LYRICS: CADILLAC MOON: IN THE KITCHEN

PEACE OF MIND
by Campbell, Deery, Noyes, Nugent, Santorlello

You can buy a new car. if that suits your style
Take a vacation on a tropical isle
You can search the world over and dig what you find
But you can't put a price on peace of mind, peace of mind

You can swear off drinkin' stop eatin' red meat
Give your money to charity or some stranger on the street
You can join a twelve-step program if you're so inclined
But you can't put a price on peace of mind, peace of mind

There's no magic answer, there's no instant fix
No shop-at-home service to satisfy your itch
All the money in the world but you still can't buy
Cause you can't put a price on peace of mind, peace of mind

Just follow your rapture right to it's end
Try meditation, practicing Zen
You'll see happiness is something that comes from inside
And you can't put a price on peace of mind, peace of mind

There's no magic answer, there's no instant fix
No shop-at-home service to satisfy your itch
All the money in the world but you still can't buy
Cause you can't put a price on peace of mind, peace of mind
You'll see happiness is something that comes from inside
And you can't put a price on peace of mind, peace of mind
You can't put a price on peace of mind, peace of mind

©1997 PAY THE BAND MUSIC
recorded by Cadillac Moon on IN THE KITCHEN

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LONG ISLAND ICED TEA
(Campbell,Deery,Santoriello)

When she puts herself together she tears me all apart
She goes right to my head like a bullet through my heart
She looks so sweet and innocent, standing cool and tall
And she keeps me coming back for more just to see me crawl

She's one shot temptation, two shots ecstasy
She's my Long, Long Island Iced Tea
She goes down easy, brings me to my knees
She's my Long, Long Island Iced Tea

Yeah, on a hot summer evening well she lets the good times roll
I know that when I find her, I lose my self control
She's an angel, she's a devil she's a voodoo vixen child
I may be hurtin' in the morning but tonight I'm runnin' wild
(chorus)

A kiss of danger at my fingertips
Her spirit fills me up her taste is on my lips
My magic potion, my bitches brew
Yeah, she's got me doin' things I never thought I'd do
(chorus)(chorus)

©1997 PAY THE BAND MUSIC
recorded by Cadillac Moon on IN THE KITCHEN

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SHOW ME YOUR TATTOO
(Campbell,Deery,Hackford,Noyes,Nugent,Santoriello)

You should have never told me baby
You know I wish that I never knew
Well, you see I've got this vision in my mind
And I lie awake at night thinkin' about it, hey
And I don't know what to do
Woah, Baby, I've been wondering
Maybe there's something that I could do for you
And I will do anything if you'd do one thing for me
I said just one thing for me, please...
Show me your tattoo

Well, I'll take you out to dinner
A romantic rendezvous
And I'll buy you champagne and caviar
Anything on the menu
Now maybe for dessert, girl, you
Show me your tattoo

And I'll get my bucket and my mop
And I'll clean the whole damn house for you
Well, I'll do your dishes, do your laundry
And I'll make them look like new
All that I'm asking in return, girl
Show me your tattoo (Look out here we go... )

Now I've seen the Eiffel Tower and I've seen the Taj Mahal
And I've even been to China and I've seen the Great Wall
I've seen the Pacific Ocean, the Statue of Liberty
Baby, there's one thing that I've still got to see
And I'm down here on my knees, baby, I'm beggin' you
Well, would you grant me just one wish now
Show me your tattoo

Show me your tattoo, Well, come on, baby
Show me your tattoo, Oh, I'll buy you a Cadillac, girl
Show me your tattoo, I'd do anything you want me to do
Show me your tattoo, I'll promise you the moon, oh
If you'd just do one thing for me, and
Show me your tattoo Show me your tattoo...

©1997 PAY THE BAND MUSIC
recorded by Cadillac Moon on IN THE KITCHEN
The band & the song appear in the film "Devil's Advocate"

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What's Right With This Picture?
(Campbell,Deery,Murray,Noyes,Nugent,Santoriello)

Moonlight walk along the beach
One you love in your reach
Evenin' breeze so cool and sweet
What's right with this picture? What's right with this picture?

Just a quiet stroll beside the sea
There's no place that I'd rather be
And no one else, just you and me
What's right with this picture? What's right with this picture?

Hold me close now, darling
Whisper soft my name
If we could keep this moment
Well, I'd put it in a frame

Softer than the ocean mist
Passion deep in every kiss
Stars above and sweet, sweet bliss
What's right with this picture? What's right with this picture?

Hold me close now, darling
Whisper soft my name
If we could keep this moment
Well, I'd put it in a frame

Softer than the ocean mist
Passion deep in every kiss
Stars above and sweet, sweet bliss
What's right with this picture? What's right with this picture?
What's right with this picture? What's right with this picture?
What's right with this picture? What's right with this picture?

©1997 PAY THE BAND MUSIC
recorded by Cadillac Moon on IN THE KITCHEN

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TEQUILA SHEILA
(Campbell,Deery,Nugent,Santoriello)

In a little cantina on the edge of town
Mexican sun was just sinking down
She said, "How ya'doin'?" as she pulled up a chair
I smiled, said ,"Babe, I ain't goin' nowhere"
"Dos Margaritas, por favor"
If only, I'd known what I was in for
Blender buzzing, round after round
They'd set 'em up and she'd knock 'em down

Tequila Sheila, she was ready and willing and able
Tequila Sheila-la-la-la-la, drank me under the table
Tequila Sheila, prairie fires lit up the night
Tequila Sheila-la-la-la-la, got me feelin' alright

Oh, her sweet Texas smile and hair hangin' free
It drove me wild how she looked at me
A few more laughs and a few more sips
She read my mind when she kissed my lips
And then she pulled me up to dance off the Cuervo
I spent twenty bucks on a tacky sombrero
Mariachis came strollin' by
Cielito Lindo, ay, yi, yi, yi
(chorus)

She took me home and she pushed me right up the stairs
I said, "Baby, please stay". She said, "I ain't goin' nowhere"
(chorus)

©1997 PAY THE BAND MUSIC
recorded by Cadillac Moon on IN THE KITCHEN

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IN THE KITCHEN WITH ROSIE
(Campbell, Deery, Nugent, Santoriello)

Come Friday night your appetite is needing satisfaction
Best place I know for you to go and get some gratifaction
Hop a bus, take a train if you got no car start hitchin'
But don't you waste one minute, man, get down to Rosie's kitchen
She adds spice, so nice, she's got them buttered scones
My tip: french dip, make the meat drop off the bone

Where's Fred? bakin' bread! In the kitchen with Rosie
Where's Pete? poundin' meat! In the kitchen with Rosie
Where's Lou? gettin' stewed! In the kitchen with Rosie
When you get twitchin', scratch your itchin', do some cookin'
In the kitchen with Rosie, In the kitchen with Rosie

Well her recipes are bound to please, of that, there's no denyin'
Seal your fate with just one plate, brother, I ain't lyin'
It's good advice, paradise is the spot that I'm pitchin'
Don't you waste one minute, man, get down to Rosie's kitchen
Main course: hot sauce, serve it up nice and tasty
French fry, baked pie, it's enough to drive you crazy

Where's Fred? bakin' bread! In the kitchen with Rosie
Where's Pete? poundin' meat! In the kitchen with Rosie
Where's Lou? gettin' stewed! In the kitchen with Rosie
When you get twitchin', scratch your itchin', do some cookin'
In the kitchen with Rosie, In the kitchen with Rosie

Ya' add spice, so nice, she's got them buttered scones
My tip: french dip, make the meat drop off the bone
Where's Fred? bakin' bread! In the kitchen with Rosie
Where's Pete? poundin' meat! In the kitchen with Rosie
Where's Lou? gettin' stewed! In the kitchen with Rosie
When you get twitchin', scratch your itchin', do some cookin'
In the kitchen with Rosie, In the kitchen with Rosie

©1997 PAY THE BAND MUSIC
recorded by Cadillac Moon on IN THE KITCHEN

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YOU'LL NEVER MAKE LOVE IN THIS TOWN AGAIN
(Campbell, Deery, Hackford, Noyes, Nugent, Santoriello)

No, no, no, you'll never make love in this town again
No, no, no, shake your rattle in another playpen
No, no, no, you'll never make love in this town again
No, no, no, no, no, no

You sure wore out your welcome, baby
Not to mention all the men in town
You better think about your reputation, baby
It's gone from bad to worse and goin' down, down, down

(CHORUS)

Taxicab, a big jet plane
A greyhound bus, a hot air balloon
Why don't you grab any one you can
And leave by tonight it wouldn't be too soon

(CHORUS)

Well, there must be a million places that a woman like you can go
Cause you nasty little Juliet you ran out of Romeos

(CHORUS)

No, no, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no, no

©1997 PAY THE BAND MUSIC
recorded by Cadillac Moon on IN THE KITCHEN

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You Ain't Man Enough (to Take My Woman From Me)
(Campbell, Deery, Noyes, Nugent, Santoriello)

Well, you might look like an idol straight from the silver screen
Style like young Brando be a giant like James Dean
Smile is always lurking somewhere on your lips
The world is out there waiting At your finger tips

Well, I hate to be the one to spoil your fantasy
But you ain't man enough to take my woman from me
I hope you got yourself a date with destiny
You ain't man enough to take my woman from me

Now you sure know how to act and exactly what to say
You haven't got a clue, you should just go away
You don't stand a chance, I can tell that she's amused
You think you're gettin' lucky, I think that you're confused
(chorus)

My baby sees through you no matter what you do
She doesn't want your company
And when she leaves, you know where I'm gonna be
I said, (chorus)

Oh, you're wearing Armani, to me you look funny
I ain't got your money but I know my honey and
She ain't gonna dig you
Sharp as a blade, think you got it made
But man I'm afraid that your shit is played
And she's just laughin' at you
You might take exception but it's my contention
You need some correction so change your direction
And listen while I'm talkin'
I'm tellin' you once and I'm tellin' you twice
If you had half a brain then you'd take my advice
Tell your story walkin'
You know, (chorus)

©1997 PAY THE BAND MUSIC (ASCAP)
recorded by CADILLAC MOON on IN THE KITCHEN