Step it up or it's time to get walkin'...”

— Jay Tighe - Small Talkin'

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All songs written & performed by Jay Tighe 

SMALL TALKIN' - 4:09 (J. Tighe)  What you talkin' about?  I see you, you see me.  Looking your way trying to be discreet.  I think I can give you what you need.  But you gotta come my way and talk to me.  These folks they ain't got, the things that you need, just what I got.  So let's make a plan.  Stop talkin' about the weather, start taking my hand.  Now is your chance to make a little something oh so right.  You and me baby, everything will be alright.  Ain't got no time for no small talkin'.  Step it up or it's time to get walkin' .  Been trying to get with you for so long.  Ain't got no time for no small talkin'.  Make a move or it's time to get walkin'.  This conversation just keeps going on.  And I, I ain't got no time for no small talkin'.  You know what I'm saying?  It's obvious there's a connection here.  It's time to move this thing forward.  Been on this mission all year.  I knew we would cross paths, have no fear.  You'd be mine, we'd be as one.  If only I'd talk to you, we'd be on.  This thing, it ain't a crush.  You know we got the chemistry between us.  So let's lock it down, stop talking to these fools, don't need those clowns.  Now is your chance to make a little something oh so right.  You and me baby, everything will be alright.  Ain't got no time for no small talkin'.  Step it up or it's time to get walkin'.  Been trying to get with you for so long.  Ain't got no time for no small talkin'.  Make a move or it's time to get walkin'.  This conversation just keeps going on.  And I, I ain't got no time for no small talkin'.   Dang, we've been small talkin' so much, I'm about to lose my voice.  Another day goes by, better step up to the plate.  But you walk on by, how much more can I take?  Finally take control, say hello.  Dry conversation, what the hell was I thinkin'?  I wish I knew.  Cuz I ain't got no time for no small talkin'.  Step it up or it's time to get walkin'.  Been trying to get with you for so long.  Ain't got no time for no small talkin'.  Make a move or it's time to get walkin'.  This conversation just keeps going on.  And I, I ain't got no time.   No I, I ain't got no time no.  No I, I ain't got no time for no small talkin'.  No small talkin'.  For no small talkin'.  You see baby, I think I'm about all talked out. 

DRIVEN – 3:51 (J. Tighe) The road may seem a little long, I may not feel that strong.  But I know I can do it, if I just hold on.  I gotta make sure I know the way, the path will lead from yesterday.  It really shouldn’t matter the reason, to anyone but me.  I’m driven, in this world that we live in, I control what I’m giving.  Brand me now.  I’m driven, no one says that I’m not in, I give it all my decision.  Brand me now.  I’m driven.  Some things about life, I’ll never know.  Why certain folks they come, they go.  But I know there’s a reason, just stay in control.  No one owns my destiny, I gotta work hard and just believe.  I can deal whatever I’m given, just try to stop me.  I’m driven, in this world that we live in, I control what I’m giving.  Brand me now.  I’m driven, no one says that I’m not in, I give it all my decision.  Brand me now.  I’m driven.  I’m driven when I feel that fire inside, I’m driven when I know the reason’s right.  I’m driven when I focus on it, the end in sight.  I’m not about to let it slip away, I’ve worked too hard for this day.  I’m gonna make this dream a real thing, make it true. I’m driven, in this world that we live in, I control what I’m giving.  Brand me now.  I’m driven, no one says that I’m not in, I give it all my decision.  Brand me now.  I’m driven. 

RED FLAGS – 3:24 (J. Tighe) It was a typical day, now that I got over my past.  I was doing fine alone, but that didn’t last.  I took a chance and met you, what a surprise.  Everything I wanted in life was right before my eyes.  But I knew you’d be too good to be true, once I learned of all the things you used to do.  I saw the red flags waving the day that I met you, I should have paid attention instead I fell for you.  Things I normally wouldn’t put up with, I put up with you.  I saw the red flags waving but I was too into you.  I should’ve known, I should’ve thought things through.  I should’ve known, your past would return to you.  The lies, the secrets, and the things that you just didn’t say.  Everyone has a past but yours is right here today.  I saw the red flags waving the day that I met you, I should have paid attention instead I fell for you.  Things I normally wouldn’t put up with, I put up with you.  I saw the red flags waving but I was too into you.  So tell me, why didn’t I know.  Why did I let you in when I shoulda told you no.  Tell me, am I the fool for you.  Falling so deep when all those flags waved true.  I saw the red flags waving the day that I met you, I should have paid attention instead I fell for you.  Things I normally wouldn’t put up with, I put up with you.  I saw the red flags waving but I was too into you.  I saw those red flags waving but I had no clue, those red flags waving, good-bye to you. 

FLIGHT STORY – 3:43 (J. Tighe) 24B, the seat right next to you.  You smile me, I try to play it all cool.  Buckle up, as the plane takes flight.  A little turbulence, I think we’ll be alright.  I can tell you keep looking at me.  I try to sneak a peek, until I see you catch me.  That awkward silence, finally broken by “hello” is an instant connection.  I wonder where this is gonna go.  This is our flight story, 3 hour affair.  Tell me all about you, where ya been, what gotcha there.  Who you got back home, why ain’t he here?  It’s our flight story, 3 hour affair.  You share your secrets like a good friend of mine.  The struggles that you face, the facts of your unhappy life.  He doesn’t love you, all he does is break your heart.  Wanna find a way out, can’t rip that family apart.  This is our flight story, 3 hour affair.  Tell me all about you, where ya been, what gotcha there.  Who you got back home, why ain’t he here?  It’s our flight story, 3 hour affair.  And the strangest part is knowing that, we’ll go on our separate ways, we’ll never meet again.  How can I feel this close to someone I just met, It’s like I’ve known you all my life, oh where have you been?  This chance meeting on a 3 hour flight. I’ll be back alone, you’ll be back to your life.  But now I’m glad we met, on our flight story, 3 hour affair.  Tell me all about you, where ya been, what gotcha there.  Who you got back home, why ain’t he here.  It’s our flight story, 3 hour affair.  It’s our flight story, 3 hour affair.  It’s the end of our flight, the end of our story. 

SOMETHING INCREDIBLE – 5:02 (J. Tighe) You know that there will never be, anyone who means more to me.  I can tell you, but I’ve told you a million times.  About the way you make me feel, about the way you’ve changed my life.  When I’m around you, I feel so safe and sound.  Something incredible, I’m so thankful for what I found.  I can’t repay you for the strength you’ve given me. How was I to know, I’d find the perfect one for me.  I was alone, and didn’t wanna find somebody new.  I didn’t wanna live what I’d been through.  That changed from the day that I met you.  And there’s something incredible about the way you make me feel.  I know I finally found the reason, the reason I am here.  There’s something incredible, about everything you do to me.  Now I know that it’s true, that there is something incredible about you.  Your smile, it does so much for me.  Your arms, there’s no place that I’d rather be.  I’ll never understand just how you came to me.  But one thing I know, I never want you to leave.  I was alone, and didn’t wanna find somebody new.  I didn’t wanna live what I’d been through.  But that changed from the day that I met you.  And there’s something incredible about the way you make me feel.  I know I finally found the reason, the reason I am here.  There’s something incredible, about everything you do to me.  Now I know that it’s true, that there is something incredible… see I was alone, how did I ever make it on my own?  I don’t even have to think twice how it changed when you came into my life.  I was alone, do you even know the things that you do?  I still don’t understand what I did to deserve you.  Something incredible, there’s something incredible about you. There’s something incredible about the way you make me feel.  I know I finally found the reason, the reason I am here.  And there’s something incredible, about everything you do to me.  Now I know that it’s true, that there is something incredible, something incredible, something incredible about you. 

YOU’RE JUST CRAZY – 4:06 (J. Tighe) From the day that I first met you, I knew that something just wasn’t right.  The sun is out, you can’t stay awake.  Soon as the moon shines you’re drinking all night.  Tell me to loosen up, you say I’m too stressed and I’m thinking too much.  But how come every time something goes wrong and the fault is always mine.  Let me explain it.  I can’t be the only one, who thinks you’re crazy.  You say what’s on your mind, it doesn’t really matter if it’s wrong or if it’s right.  They say you’re paranoid, talk to yourself and you’re easily annoyed.  You say, clear the way.  You’re on a mad rush because you’re always running late.  Don’t care because it’s all about you, walk over people just to make your way through.  And all this time I thought it was me, but you’re just crazy.   Every time you walk into the room, you don’t smile you just give that look of doom.  No “hello”, “good morning” or “how ya been?” straight to your corner and you start judging everything.  You say let’s go grab a bite to eat.  I grab the car keys then you say you want delivery.  You’re freezing cold is the next complaint you make. Turn on the heat then you say you’re gonna melt away.  Let me explain it.  I can’t be the only one, who thinks you’re crazy.  You say what’s on your mind, it doesn’t really matter if it’s wrong or if it’s right.  They say you’re paranoid, talk to yourself and you’re easily annoyed.  You say, clear the way.  You’re on a mad rush because you’re always running late.  Don’t care because it’s all about you, walk over people just to make your way through.  And all this time I thought it was me, but you’re just crazy.  They’ve reached a verdict, send the jury home.  They all say you’re crazy.  Let me explain it.  I can’t be the only one, who thinks you’re crazy.  You say what’s on your mind, it doesn’t really matter if it’s wrong or if it’s right.  They say you’re paranoid, talk to yourself and you’re easily annoyed.  You say, clear the way.  You’re on a mad rush because you’re always running late.  Don’t care because it’s all about you, walk over people just to make your way through.  And all this time I thought it was me, all this time I thought it was me, all this time I thought it was but you’re just crazy.  You’re just crazy. 

TATTOO THIS – 4:15 (J. Tighe) Some people show their love, by the ink on their skin.  A heart and an arrow, means I’m your everything.  But I wish you would show me more than my name on your skin.  And the lines you say to me, that you’re cheating in between.  So now it’s time that I speak my mind.  Tattoo this.  I don’t love you anymore.  You’re not what I’m looking for.  Our love’s walked out the door, it’s gone away.  Tattoo this.  It’s over now this love is through.  Do what you gotta do.  Because there’s a change of plan, I won’t be your man.  Tattoo this.  Promises made. Words that are spoken.  The lies that you told.  And promises broken.  I think it’s time that we break from the past.  I just don’t know how I can make this love last.  All I know it’s time I let you go.  Tattoo this.  I don’t love you anymore.  You’re not what I’m looking for.  Our love’s walked out the door, it’s gone away.  Tattoo this.  It’s over now this love is through.  Do what you gotta do.  Because there’s a change of plan, I won’t be your man.  Tattoo this.  You drew your last work of art.  It was a dagger through my heart.  And I know it’s true, it’s the end of me and you.  Our story’s come unglued.  Here’s some advice for you.  Go get that ink removed.  There’s nothing left of me and you.  Tattoo this.  I don’t love you anymore.  You’re not what I’m looking for.  Our love’s walked out the door, it’s gone away.  Tattoo this.  It’s over now this love is through.  Do what you gotta do.  Because there’s a change of plan, I won’t be your man.  Tattoo this. 
  
NEVER GONNA SEE YOU AGAIN – 4:12 (J. Tighe) You know that we had something special baby.  You know that I would give my all to save it.  But we know that it takes more than good times to make it.  But you know that no matter how hard we couldn’t fake it.  Oh I tried.  And I never thought that I’m never gonna see you again.  This is the last day of our lives.  The time has come to say good-bye.  Don’t ever think that I didn’t try.  All I know, I’m never gonna see you again.  The final drop-off, it’s time to give back all those memories.  What happened?  I thought that we had almost everything.  Please tell me this is really just a bad dream.  But I know that, this is now my reality.  Oh I tried.  And I never thought that I’m never gonna see you again.  This is the last day of our lives.  The time has come to say good-bye.  Don’t ever think that I didn’t try.  All I know, I’m never gonna see you again.  I’ve gotta move on, stay strong, get you off my mind.  No matter how real, this pain I feel, I know that time will heal.  But I’m never gonna see you again.  This is the last day of our lives.  The time has come to say good-bye.  Don’t ever think that I didn’t try.  All I know, I’m never gonna see you again.  Never gonna see you again. 

THE REASON – 4:14 (J. Tighe)  You tell me that you give up.  You tell me that you’ve thrown in the towel.  I tell you that, you’re tough.  You’re gonna make it and I’ll show you how.  See how can you quit when, you’re not a quitter.  How can you stop when you’re just getting started.  You just need the vision.  Tough times don’t last forever.  Put your faith in me and you’ll see everybody’s searching for the reason.  Gotta find something to believe in.  I’ll be the one to help you find a way, make it through the toughest days.  And it will all work out.  I’ll give you something to believe in.  Everything happens for a reason.  I’ll be the one to help you find a way, make it through the toughest days.  And I will show you it’s true.  Baby  I’ll be the reason.  Tough times they show up.  You can’t deal so you just give up.  It may seem that it’s your luck.  But your luck is about to change.  Because all that you needed was a little encouragement.  And I’m here to give it.  You’re not all alone.  It’s your time to make it.  Show the world what you’re made of.  Put your faith in me and you’ll see everybody’s searching for the reason. Gotta find something to believe in.  I’ll be the one to help you find a way ,make it through the toughest days.  And it will all work out.  I’ll give you something to believe in.  Everything happens for a reason.  I’ll be the one to help you find a way, make it through the toughest days.  And I will show you it’s true.  Baby  I’ll be the reason. The reason. 

ALL TO ME – 4:01 (J. Tighe) In the beginning who would have known which way we’d go.  A familiar pattern of being all alone.  But then I met you and things started to change.  Never imagined my life won’t be the same.  All to me.  Every little thing that matters.  You mean it all to me.  You and me together baby.  Can’t you see, it’s meant to be.  You mean it all to me.  Taking chances, not afraid of letting go.  Don’t look behind us, only what the future holds.  There will be people who wanna have it all their way.  But this is our time to focus on today.  All to me.  Every little thing that matters.  You mean it all to me.  You and me together baby.  Can’t you see, it’s meant to be.  You mean it all to me.  And it’s like Romeo and Juliet.  This thing we’ve got they just don’t get.  But if they only knew how I feel for you, then they would see.  They would believe. You mean it all to me.  Every little thing that matters.  You mean it all to me.  You and me together baby.  Can’t you see, it’s meant to be.  You mean it all to me.  You mean it all to me.  Every little thing that matters.  You mean it all to me.  You and me together baby.  Can’t you see, it’s meant to be.  You mean it all to me. All to me.   

I CAN’T MAKE YOU STAY – 4:25 (J. Tighe) I tried to share with you the feelings in my heart, the thoughts I was going through.  Not you, you couldn’t say.  You didn’t know how to just communicate.  To you, it’s easier, emotions to the site, focus on the happier.  Not sure when your feelings turned, you kept them bottled up we were bound to get burned.  You wanted everything (or so you’d say).   Made me believe that you (had changed your ways).  I guess it’s time that I (move on outta your way).  Because I can’t make you stay.  Nothing else left to say.  Time to part ways.  Every little thing that you said to me well none of it ended up true (I can’t make you stay).  Every little thing that you gave to me I’m giving it back to you (I can’t make you stay).  Every little thing that you did for me reminded me through and through (I can’t make you stay).  Every little thing that you promised me turned into a lie like you.  You told me you love me.  You said that you were never gonna leave.  I know what forever means.  It sure ain’t the hand that you just dealt me.  So now I’m supposed to feel, like all the plans none of them were real.  Not sure when your feelings turned, you kept them bottled up we were bound to get burned.  .  You wanted everything (or so you’d say).   Made me believe that you (had changed your ways).  I guess it’s time that I (move on outta your way).  Because I can’t make you stay.  Nothing else left to say.  Time to part ways.  Every little thing that you said to me well none of it ended up true (I can’t make you stay).  Every little thing that you gave to me I’m giving it back to you (I can’t make you stay).  Every little thing that you did for me reminded me through and through (I can’t make you stay).  Every little thing that you promised me turned into a lie like you (because I can’t make you stay).  I can’t make you stay.  Just be on your way.  I can’t make you stay. 

SATURDAY NIGHT (GET IT) – 3:50 (J. Tighe) Friday’s finally here.  It’s been a long week.  It did me in, and I proudly accept defeat.  I may be quitin’ time but my bed’s the only friend of mine.  Can’t do the scene tonight.  By tomorrow I’ll be alright.  24 hours later and I’m ready to go.  Got my favorite jeans, tight shirt, it’s time to roll.  Grab your cash and your keys, your best pick-up line.  The night has begun, alright.  Saturday, Saturday, Saturday night (yeah).  Saturday, Saturday, Saturday night.  Yeah we’re going out it’s Saturday night.  It’s the prequel to the Sunday Funday.  The time is now so go and live it.  Let’s all get into it, it’s time to get it.  Pull up to the bar.  Rock star park the car.  Walk in and smile.  Act like we own it.  Beer sounds good but the shots taste better.  It all hits the same guess it really doesn’t matter.  A few rounds of this and everyone looks better.  We’re gonna tear it up tonight.  Jump on the stage you grab that air guitar.  I’ll take the mic our band will rock this bar.  Do what it takes to make the crowd go wild.  The night is young let’s plan to stay awhile.  Saturday, Saturday, Saturday night (yeah).  Saturday, Saturday, Saturday night.  Yeah we’re going out it’s Saturday night.  It’s the prequel to the Sunday Funday.  The time is now so go and live it.  Let’s all get into it, it’s time to get it.  Saturday night. 

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