I saw you waive goodbye
And play it off as so romantic
I thought it cute, and couldn't help it
As my strength inside failed to ward off your advances
And now I'm, I'm caught up in politics and lies
As entertainers we try to sing the same song every night
I'm tired of trying to treat you like
You ever mattered enough for me to put in this kind of time
Or any time at all, I swear

Slow down, just enough to fake this
Cuz there's way too much riding on an educated guess
I couldn't live without
Just calm down enough to get me through this
Lay back so I can really get a chance tonight
To play out the process while lost in the moment
Where I know this is right

WIth my arms around you
I'm trying to tune out everything that anyone has said
But who can forget a past
So ripe with lies and deceit that
I'm stuck debating to ask you
With all you've done
Can you remember how it feels to be in love?

Even though the stakes were high
The prize I won, well, just wasn't that fantastic
It's left me bruised and wondering how and why I'm
I'm living the politician's life
Where it's more important to save my image than save my soul

I guess that's how I survived
And oh, there's a certain part of me
That knows they're right
Well I hope you know that I know
But until I care too much I'll just

Slow down, just enough to fake this
Cuz there's way too much riding on an educated guess
I couldn't live without
Just calm down enough to get me through this
Lay back so I can really get a chance tonight
To play out the process while lost in the moment
Where I know this is right

I tried my best to make an offer
You tried your best to meet my demands
But you won't come close
And I won't come down
Your track record has made this personal
Everything I said out loud

But you don't hear me though

Slow down, just enough to fake this
Cuz there's way too much riding on an educated guess
I couldn't live without
Just calm down enough to get me through this
Lay back so I can really get a chance tonight
To play out the process while lost in the moment
Where I know this is right

With my arms around you
I'm trying my best to get these words and feeling off my chest
No, I'm saving the best for last
Lie down to do what we do best
And throw caution into the wind
Because what's done is done
Remember how it feels
Oh...

If one night can make me feel like this
I swear I'd take it back if
If I could take it back
There's so much that I wish I could have asked
Before you let me down and before I let you

There's only one thing that I have to ask you
And that's "do you go through what I am going through?"


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The Red Light District song meanings
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    General CommentThey're nothing without the brass. Now they're just a washed up band trying to sound like everyone else and it doesn't have enough substance to make them stand out even the least bit from the rest.

    The lyrics aren't half bad but the sound is too disappointing to care about it.
    smileforthecameraon March 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti would have to whole-heartedly disagree with you. the prize fight WAS one of the greatest band with or without horns.

    for your information, the band had been struggling for years with keeping the horns in the band, but after the change from the spanish word for danger to the prize fight things just got too complicated. and the lead singer, johnny hunter, is actually a skilled baritone player and used to play the second horn parts; however when the lead t-bone dave left johnny was not able to cover all the parts.

    hopefully that clarifies things and i am sorry that it took me so long to realize someone had posted about the horn situation.
    hartmanzordon March 31, 2008   Link

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