Lyrics to ‘Light This Party Up’

Somebody anonymously sent me the lyrics to “Light This Party Up” so I thought I’d post them here in case anybody else wanted to see them. (Thank you to whoever sent them.)

So here are the lyrics to the first song released off Rick Springfield’s new album “Rocket Science.” (Available in a few different versions on Feb. 19, 2016). The lyrics seem very accurate, right down to the “Mmmmm yeah,” although it’s difficult to discern if that’s the exact number of ms.

Sometimes my life feels like one long fall from grace
I chased my dreams, I was getting weary from the chase
I’ve held an angels hand
And I’ve felt the devils bite
Yeah
Now I take my regrets and burn them down
The future’s looking bright
let’s light it up

We light this party up
You better buckle up
We’ll light this party up

Give you a kiss for luck
Love is the deepest cut
We’ll light this party up

I give you love cause it’s all I got left to give
No time for tears we just got this one life to live
I tell the truth it’s time to cowboy up
Mmmmm yeah

No one gets a free ride life is a mystery
Drink from a lovin’ cup
And light it up

We light this party up
You raise your party cup
We’ll light this party up

Give you a kiss for luck
You better buckle up
We’ll light this party up

Come on now
Ain’t no doubt
Shout it out
Don’t keep your pretty mouth shut
Light it up

We’ll light this party up
Love is the deepest cut
Oooo yeah!

We’ll light this party up
Love is the deepest cut
We light this party up

Give you a kiss for luck
Love is the deepest cut
We’ll light this party up

We light this party up
You raise your party cup
We’ll light this party up

Give you a kiss for luck
You better buckle up
We’ll light this party up.

And here’s the song:

The coolest gift came in the mail today

I received the COOLEST gift in the mail today! It was the Secret Santa gift that came with an order from Rick Springfield Official Merchandise.

To some, it may look only like a piece of notebook paper with some words scribbled on it, like maybe somebody accidentally stuck a piece of stained paper from a cluttered desk into the envelope before sealing it. But it is actually a treasure.

The writing is difficult to read, but do these words sound familiar to you?

Stop, my head is playing tricks again, won’t it every stop
Baby help me listen to my heart and then take me to the top

If not, I’ll tell you – it’s the lyrics to “Carry Me Away” off “Working Class Dog.”

And on the other side are the lyrics in progress for “Everybody’s Girl,” along with chords listed above some of the words and some lines crossed out with new words scribbled in on top.

One of the things that makes it so cool is that it’s like a time machine back to when RS was working on “Working Class Dog” and before he hit his big success. When he was writing these words, he was on the brink of “making it big” yet he didn’t know it yet. At the time it was just a piece of paper – one of many – with his lyrics on it but nobody else had ever sung them yet.

And now a copy of that piece of paper has arrived at my house about 35 years later, (and is now in a plastic sheet protector) and I was singing the melody as I read the words.

So weird, and incredibly cool.

Thank you to those at Rick Springfield Official Merchandise!

Lyrics

 

 

‘Going Through Some Old Lyrics’: A RS Facebook post from last year

I just came across this – it’s my new favorite RS video ever (on a separate level than the musical ones).

I’ve been going through my notebooks from the last 30 years finding all my old songs, so this video really resonated with me. Just like RS, I now type all of my songs (sometimes I scribble in the notebook in my purse, but usually only the full song makes it onto the computer) but all my old ones are in notebooks, with plenty of cross-outs, scribbles and re-writes. (I recently went through many of them and selected some to send into cyberspace on Beyond the Notebook.)

This video is so fun to watch, thanks for sharing, RS!