Rock Rosetta

Back Street Crawler
Freight Train
Gonna Get Back
You Didn't Give Me Love
On The Lookout
New York City Streets
Oh Wee Baby
Foggy Fantasy
Shooting Dice
Regular Rocker
Rock Doctor


Rock Rosetta
(3:23)
(Jay van Feggelen, Gerard Haitsma, Rheno Xeros)

Don’t you know, honey
Your small talk is boring to me
Don’t you know, sugar
to talk to me is to see

Cause everytime I see you
rockin' and rollin' on the floor
You take my breath away
Still I’m begging you for more
Rock Rosetta baby
show me what you got in store

Rock Rosetta, Rock Rosetta you’re one of a kind
Rock Rosetta, Rock Rosetta, rock your behind
Rock Rosetta baby, rock me
Rock Rosetta honey, rock me
Cause every time I see you
Rockin’ and rollin’ on the floor
You take my breath away
Still I’m begging you for more
Rock Rosetta baby
show me what you got in store

Now you know, honey
This small talk’s so boring to me
But it’s true, wowowow sugar,
You’re so deliciously appealing to me

Cause every time I see you
Rockin’ and rollin’ on the floor
You take my breath away
Still I’m begging you for more
Rock Rosetta baby
show me what you got in store

Rock Rosetta, Rock Rosetta you’re one of a kind
Rock Rosetta, Rock Rosetta, rock your behind
Rock Rosetta baby, rock me
Rock Rosetta baby, come on and rock me
Rock Rosetta baby, rock me
Rock Rosetta baby, rock me
Stop you’re talking, do ...

Keep on rockin’ me all the time
Shake your breasts, do your thing

Rock Rosetta, Rock Rosetta you’re one of a kind
Rock Rosetta, Rock Rosetta, rock your behind
Rock Rosetta baby, rock me
Rock Rosetta baby, come on and rock me

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Back Street Crawler (3:17)
(Jay van Feggelen, Rheno Xeros)

Don’t you know about the back street crawler
Well you better not stay out late
He’s a mean looking hard hittin’ son of a gun
His mind is dark with hate

The heat scorchin’ the city
Ready to cripple him on sight
But they’ve got a hard time trying to catch him
Cause they don’t know if he’s black or white

Pity the back street crawler
He may need your helping hand
In a way he’s kinda helpless
And I’m sure he needs a friend
Oh, yeah

So now you know about the back street crawler
But I guess you don’t want to know
I see you turn your head the other way
But it’s not the way you won’t go

Pay some attention to the back street crawler
He may be waiting for a chance to turn straight
Because there’s so many others before him
Consideration came far too late

Pity the back street crawler
He may need your helping hand
In a way he’s kinda helpless
And I’m sure he needs a friend
Oh, he needs a friend
I tell you he needs a friend
Yes he does

Pity the back street crawler
He may need your helping hand
In a way he’s kinda helpless
And I’m sure he needs a friend
Yes I’m sure he needs a friend
Yes I’m sure he needs a friend
Yes I’m sure he needs a friend
Yes I’m sure he needs a friend

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Freight Train (3:22)
(Jay van Feggelen, Rheno Xeros)

One day I hopped the freight train
Then found a place to crash
Got some bad doin’ …. after me
And relieve me of my cash
I tried to get it back
But he was pretty strong
Then he slipped off that train
And I’m not even due to call

Freight train, running
Get me home, get me home
Freight train, keep on going
D’ya get where I belong
you get me back where I belong

I took a nap and when I woke
The moon was shining bright
Train was doing 80
Speedin’ through the night
Staring in the dark
Feeling like a lost soul
I made up my mind about going back
Because my home is my goal

Freight train, running
Get me home, get me home
Freight train, keep on going
D’ya get where I belong
you get me back where I belong

Without the love
Without the money
Life is rough
Miss my honey
Without love
Without money
Life is rough
Miss my honey

(solo)

Freight train, running
Get me home, get me home
Freight train, keep on going
D’ya get where I belong
You get me back where I belong

Wondering what made me
Leave my happy home
Cursed myself for going away
To start this end is wrong
Can’t hold out any longer
Hot coals burn my ears
I hope sweet mama wants me back
A little love for me ain’t bad

Freight train, running
Get me home, get me home
Freight train, keep on going
D’ya get where I belong
you get me back where I belong

Freight train, running
Get me home, get me home
Freight train, keep on going
D’ya get where I belong
you get me back where I belong

(repeat until fade)

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Gonna Get Back (3:09)
(Jay van Feggelen)

I’ve been travellin’ all down the highway
Just tryin’ to get my message to you
I’ve been hitch hiking down
To every near and far town
Now that I found you
gonna break my way through
I’m gonna get back to you
Oh yes

I’ve been walking on my toes
To get a glimpse of you
But the sky ahead
was misty and grey
The goal was so hard
But I knew that from the start
And I trust the sun to break it’s way through
To help me get back to you
I gotta have you back baby yeah
Oh because I need you, yes I need you

Maybe I’ve been lucky with shooting dice
In between my travels I saw a lot too
But I don’t care for all the money I’ve got
I gladly give it all away to get another shot
To win back all your love
I gotta get to battle, baby
I don’t care about the fuckin’ dice
I got money, but I ain’t got you

(solo)

Here I am knocking my own door
Begging you to let me in, please
The little sound comes from within your house
Don’t you wonder ‘bout where I’ve been?

I’ve been travellin’ all down the highway
Just tryin’ to get my message to you
I’ve been hitch hiking down
To every near and far town
Now that I found you
Gonna break my way through
I’m gonna get back to you
I need you baby
Gonna get you back!

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You Didn’t Give Me Love (5:22)
(Jay van Feggelen, Armand van der Hoff)

When I was down
You picked me up
When I was bleedin’ from a fight
You made it stop
When I was desperate
You would smile and said
Take it easy baby
Life ain’t so bad

When I was crawlin’
In the night
Woman, you showed me
How to walk up right
When I was cryin’, hmmm
You’d comfort me
You’d say, hush now baby
Leave it up to me

But you did not give me love, no
No, you did not give me love, no no
Oh, you did not, oh woo woo

And yet you ask me
To be your friend
I might as well tell you
That I don’t understand
Are you tryin’ to fool me?
Are you havin’ fun?
Don’t you need to choose it baby
Your end is just begun
But you did not give me love, no
No, you did not give me love, no no

(solo)

When I was crawlin’
In the night
Woman, you showed me
How to walk up right
When I was cryin’, hmmmm
You’d comfort me
You’d say, hush now, baby
Leave it up to me

But you did not give me love, no
No, you did not give me love, no no
Oh you did not give me love, no
You did not give me love, no no
You did not give me love, no no
You did not give me love, no no
You did not give it, no no
You did not give it to me
That’s what you did
No, you did not do that
You didn’t give me love
That’s what you should have done baby

You didn’t give me love
Got to give it to me
You didn’t give me love
Got to give it to me
You didn’t give me love
Got to give it to me

But you did not give me love

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On The Lookout (3:44)
(Jay van Feggelen, Gerard Haitsma, Rheno Xeros)

I am mourning, there’s no fun here
This here light show’s got to move
Quit pretending
I start offending
Now it is time to get out of this so-called blues

Never had a fancy witch no,
No never had a positive vibration
Never had a good thing going
No never had a chance to make it alright
No no no no no no no

I’m on the lookout
For a change, and I’m gonna get it
And I found it so easy to arrange

I’ve got the power every minute every hour
I feel it surging through my veins
Don’t underestimate me
Ain’t gonna hesitate
With the power to live
I’ve broken my chains

Never had a fancy witch no,
Never had a positive vibration
Never had a good thing going
No never had a chance to make it alright
No no no no no

I’m on the lookout
For a change, and I’m gonna get it
And I found it so easy to arrange

Oooh, come on …..
Do your thing
Do your thing

(solos)

I’m on the lookout
For a change, and I’m gonna get it
And I found it so easy to arrange

I am mourning, there’s no fun here
This here light show’s got to move
Quit pretending
I start offending
Now it is time to get out of this so-called blues

Never had a fancy witch no,
No never had a positive vibration
Never had a good thing going
No never had a chance to make it alright
I’m on the lookout
For a change, and I’m gonna get it
And I found it so easy to arrange
I’m on the lookout
For a change, and I’m gonna get it, I will
And I found it so easy to arrange

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New York City Streets (4:51)
(Jay van Feggelen, Gerard Haitsma, Rheno Xeros)

Walking the streets of New York city
I’ve got no place to go to
I think of better days, gone by
The days I shared with you
And I think of all the fun we had baby
Now this loneliness is getting to me
Oh! How could you be so dull, dumb and cruel
Why in the world did you have to leave me?

Yes I roam on the avenues
Fighting down my bad decisions
I hope to find some way or another
To get over my depression
And every sidewalk I traverse, yeah
Move so slow beneath my feet
And every corner that I pass
Shows another dead end street

(solo)

I just killed some garbage cans
I don’t want to go back home
Being used to having you around me
How I hate to live alone, now
Any other girl just wouldn’t do
After knowing you for so long
Just grant me one more chance
Just one more chance baby
To make things up and right the wrong
Hoo-ah

I’m cold and lonely
Like that crib that I just left
Lacking your sweet warm
Swept to my hell

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Oh Wee Baby (3:00)
(Jay van Feggelen, Rheno Xeros)

My baby went to left me
To figure out what went wrong
I did my best explaining
That I wanted her back home
But she wouldn’t come
No the bad girl wouldn’t come
I said girl, if you don’t want me
At least tell me what I’ve done done

I gotta see my baby
But I don’t know where to look
I asked her to come back to me
I’ll start living by her book

Now she couldn’t give me reasons
Which annoyed me real bad
I felt it as a kind of treason
Made me feel down and sad
She just wouldn’t talk
No the bad girl wouldn’t talk
No no no, I miss her love light shinin’
She done and left me in the dark

I’ve got to see my baby
But I don’t know where to look
I asked her to come back to me
I’ll start living by her book

Oh wee, baby
Don’t you mean there’s a way
Oh wee baby
Let love live
Come back to stay

(solo)

Gotta see my baby
But I don’t know where to look
I asked her to come back to me
I’ll start living by her book

Gotta see my baby
But I don’t know where to look
I asked her to come back to me
I’ll start living by her book

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Foggy Fantasy (4:58)
(Jay van Feggelen, Gerard Haitsma, Rheno Xeros)

My little momma told me
About the traps of life
She was anxious just to show me
How to get on without a fight
And manage to get by

I pulled my raincoat around me
But I got wet anyway
The thoughts that crowd my mind
Made me stumble all the way
Not knowing whether to turn left or right
The gloom of dusk the spooky light after

Now I’m supposed to know the rules
And every now and then
those rules fool me
Sometimes it’s hard to play it straight
‘Cause you know this game we played
is just a foggy fantasy
So I pull my raincoat around me
But I get wet anyway
The thoughts that crowd my mind
Made me stumble all the way
Not knowing whether to turn left or right
The gloom of dusk the spooky light after …

Momma, she tried to tell me
But I thought I knew better
Raincoat leaks through the rain
So I get wet anyway

(solo)

Now I’m supposed to know the rules
And every now and then
those same old rules that fool me
Sometimes it’s hard to play it straight
‘Cause you know this game we played
Is just a foggy fantasy

Now I’m supposed to know the rules
And every now and then
those rules fool me
Sometimes it’s hard to play it straight
‘Cause you know this game we played
Is just a foggy fantasy

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Shooting Dice (2:43)
(Jay van Feggelen, Gerard Haitsma, Rheno Xeros)

Shooting dice that's my game
Whenever I roll, my good luck remains
But there’s one thing that I can’t get
And that really turns my good luck bad

True love is something I don’t know
I had a girl once I loved her so
But she didn’t like to answer my love call
She pulled my leg just to make me fall

Shooting dice, that’s my game
Won’t let no fancy game trick me again
And if a cheap love is to come my way, yeah
I’ll and you’ll here me say
True love is something I don’t know
I had a girl once I loved her so
But she didn’t like to answer my love call
She pulled my leg just to make me fall

Shooting dice, that’s my game
Won’t let no fancy game trick me again, dammit
And if a cheap love is to come my way, yeah
I’ll be shooting and stay and you’ll here me say, nay nay nay

(solo)

Shooting dice that my game
Whenever I roll, my good luck remains
But there’s one thing that I can’t get
And that really turns my good luck bad

Baby bay don’t you get me wrong
The need for love
Is growing strong



Shooting dice, that’s my game
Won’t let no fancy game trick me again, dammit
And if a cheap love is to come my way, yeah
I’ll be shooting and stay and you’ll here me say, nay nay nay

(The following two songs were bonus songs that appeared new on a CD in 1996)

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Regular Rocker (3:24)
(Jay van Feggelen, Gerard Haitsma, Rheno Xeros)

Hard time Rocky hits the street
Gets into trouble with any other guy he meets
Gets into shape at the downtown gym
Booze an’ ballerinas just don’t interest him

He’s a regular rocker
Nothin’ more nothin’ less
Regular rocker
Hates slow fox and jazz
Regular rocker
He doesn’t go for blues
Regular rocker
Got blue suede shoes

Well you know Rosetta, she’s a pearl
When she dances--Lord! She makes me go
But the guy who’s with her, I bet he knows
When he leaves with her he steals the show

She’s a regular rocker
Nothin’ more nothin’ less
Regular rocker
Hates slow fox and jazz
Regular rocker
She doesn’t go for blues
Regular rocker
She got blue suede shoes
Regular rocker! Ain’t no sucker
Regular rocker

(solos)

Short fat Betty, she asked me:
Jay, how come them guys just don’t you like me
I told her: Well Betty, how can that be?
You’re a little too fat, but to me

You’re a regular rocker
Nothin’ more, nothin’ less,
Regular rocker
Don’t worry bout the rest
Regular rocker
forget them blues
Regular rocker
put on your dancin’ shoes
Regular rocker!--Ain’t no sucker
Regular rocker!--Ain’t no sucker
Regular rocker!--Ain’t no sucker
Regular rocker!--Ain’t no sucker
Regular rocker!--Ain’t no sucker
Regular rocker!--Ain’t no sucker
Regular rocker!--Ain’t no sucker
You wanna stand up?
Here we go!
Yeah!

Regular Rocker ain’t no sucker!

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Rock Doctor (4:03)
(Jay van Feggelen, Gerard Haitsma, Rheno Xeros)

I’m a well-known doctor if you don’t know yet
Friends call me Jay and I’m hard to get
Know everything there is to know
About beefing you up an make you go

Just last night this girl gave me call
She cried: Doctor help! I’m not well at all
I gave a little somethin’ to ease the stress
And this morning she woke up at my address

I’m your rock doctor
No cure no pay
I said: hey!
I am a doctor and
I’ll take you all the way

While eatin’ my lunch one day
One of my nurses came my way
She sat down I know you like to help
Come to my place and make me well
I went to see my patient and got to work
But after seeing the bill
She went beserk
Listen you goody double crossin’ jerk
I’m you’re nurse, remember? So better get back to work!

I’m your rock doctor
No cure no pay
I said: hey!
I am a doctor and
I’ll take you all the way

(solo)

Just this day this heavy dude came in
He told me 'bout the way his been
I just gave him this one advice
You get to rock if I had your size
Those words barely left my mouth
When he took me and knocked me right out
When I came around not so long ago
I remembered my status, so here I go

I’m your rock doctor
No cure no pay
I said: Hey!
I am a doctor
And I’ll take you all the way

I’m your rock doctor
No cure no pay
I said: Hey!
I am a doctor
And I’ll take you all the way

I’m your rock doctor
No cure no pay
I said: Hey!
I am a doctor
And I’ll take you all the way

I’m the rock doctor
No cure no pay
I said hey
I am a doctor and
I’ll take you all the way

(the following bonus songs on the 1996 CD were demo versions of songs listed above)


You Didn’t Give Me Love (4:15)
New York City Streets (4:51)
Foggy Fantasy (5:11)
Freight Train (3:25)
Gonna Get Back (3:12)
(Jingles by Alfred Lagarde, 0:52)

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