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Rock Ballad of The Week: W.E.T. “Love Heals”

Theres a voice thats crying from the wasteland
Says I dont know where to go from here
Ive been gone so long here in the wasteland
My days and months turn to years

Noise inside my head
It scares me half to death

But love heals, love feels alive
Cause loves here when youre by my side
And love frees, loves real this time
And love sees the man here inside
Love heals
Love heals

I have tried so hard to be a sane man
But my demons never disappear
I have hurt you, cursed you but you still stand
Helping me to see my fear

Noise inside my head
It scares me half to death

But love heals, love feels alive
Cause loves here when youre by my side
And love frees, loves real this time
And love sees the man here inside

Love heals

Whoa oh, oh oh
Whoa oh, oh oh
Whao oh, oh oh oh

And love heals, love feels alive
Cause loves here when youre by my side
And love frees, loves real this time
And love sees the man here inside

Whoa oh, oh oh
Whoa oh, oh oh
Whao oh, oh oh oh

Cause love heals
Yes love heals
Its true, love heals

Jeff Scott Soto (born November 4, 1965) is an American rock singer of Puerto Rican descent. He is most well known for being the lead singer for the group Kryst The Conqueror, the vocalist on Yngwie Malmsteen‘s first two albums, and the lead vocalist for Journey on their 2006–2007 tours after Steve Augeri had to leave the band because of an acute throat infection. His style ranges from Hard Rock to Heavy & Power Metal, but he is also influenced by classic soul music singers such as Sam Cooke as well as Journey vocalist Steve Perry, and Freddie Mercury from Queen.

Soto has also come together with musicians of Work Of Art and Eclipse to co-create the new band W.E.T., Soto being of Talisman, hence the first initials of each band spells: W.E.T. The new band has released a self-titled debut album, out November 2009. Videos have been made for the tracks “One Love”, “Comes Down Like Rain” and “Brothers In Arms”.

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source: wikipedia


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Rock Ballad of The Week – Warrant “Heaven”

Got a picture of your house and you’re standing by the door
It’s black and white and faded and it’s looking pretty worn
I see the factory that I worked silhouetted in the back
The memories are gray but, man, they’re really coming back
I don’t need to be the king of the world
As long as I’m the hero of this little girl

Heaven isn’t too far away
Closer to it every day
No matter what your friends might say, we will find our way

How I love the way you move and the sparkle in your eyes
There’s a color deep inside them like a blue suburban sky
When I come home late at night and you’re in bed asleep
I wrap my arms around you so I can feel you breath
I don’t need to a superman
As long as you will always be my biggest fan

Heaven isn’t too far away
Closer to it every day
No matter what your friends might say
We’ll find our way yeah

Now the lights are going out, along the boulevard
Memories come rushing back and it makes it pretty hard
I’ve got nowhere left to go, no one really cares
I don’t know what to do but I’m never giving up on you

Heaven isn’t too far away
Closer to it every day
No matter what your friends might say, yeah

Find our way
Heaven, far away
Heaven, far away
Heaven, isn’t too far away
Is not far away
Is not too far way
Is not too far way
Is not too far

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SONGWRITERS
ERIC BENJAMIN TURNER, JANI LANE, JERRY L DIXON, JOSEPH ALAN CAGLE, STEVEN J CHAMBERLIN

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Heaven is a song by American glam metal band Warrant. It was released in July 1989 as the second single from Warrant’s debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. The song was Warrant’s most commercially successful single, spending two weeks at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 (kept from the top spot by Milli Vanilli‘s ‘Girl I’m Gonna Miss You’), and reaching number one in Rolling Stone, and number three on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.  The track’s commercial success has led it to becoming one of the best known songs by the band.

Warrant is an American glam metal band formed in 1984 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, that experienced success from 1989 to 1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million. The band first came into the national spotlight with their Double Platinum debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, and one of its singles, “Heaven,” reached No. 1 in Rolling Stone and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4] The band continued its success in the early 1990s with the Double Platinum album Cherry Pie which provided the hit album titled song and music video.

Following the critically acclaimed Gold album Dog Eat Dog the band started to experience frequent changes to the line-up and despite the drop in popularity with the arrival of grunge, they released Ultraphobic in 1995 and a successful best of album in 1996. The band also changed their musical direction with the release of the grunge influenced Belly to Belly in 96, but returned to their roots very quickly by the end of the decade. The band experienced highs and lows in the 2000s with successful tours, a new covers album Under the Influence, lead singer Jani Lane leaving, a brand new Born Again album with new singer Jaime St. James and a brief reunion of the original line up. Into the new decade former lead singer and main songwriter Jani Lane died.

After over 30 years, the band is still recording music and performing, now with ex-Lynch Mob lead vocalist Robert Mason.

*source: wikipedia


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Rock Ballad of The Week – John Norum “Love Is Meant To Last Forever”

You are my best friend
And I will try to understand
The moment you need me
I’ll be there so just take my hand
‘Cause I know that we were meant for each other
Don’t give up for me
‘Cause I’ll make you see

Love is meant to last forever

I never thought you could leave me
And I believed you felt the same
But now that it’s over
I realize I’m the one to be blamed
But listen i know that things will get better
So hold on to me
‘Cause I’ll make you see

Love is meant to last forever

Love is meant to last forever…
Is it too hard to understand
Love is meant to last forever…
Why can’t you hold on to love

Love is meant to last forever…

Hold on to love!

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John Terry Norum (born 23 February 1964 in Vardø, Norway) is a Norwegian rock guitarist and one of the founders of the Swedish rock band, Europe. As an infant, he moved with his parents to Upplands Väsby (a Stockholm’s suburb) in Sweden, where he grew up and has spent most of his life. Concurrent to his role with Europe, he also maintains a successful side solo career.

Total Control is the first solo album by John Norum, the guitarist in the Swedish hard rock band Europe. It was released in 1987.

The album features two cover songs, “Back on the Streets”, written by former Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent with country artist Richard Kinky Friedman and originally recorded by the band 3-Speed for a 1984 movie soundtrack, and “Wild One” by Thin Lizzy.

The album´s producer Thomas Witt is/was Norum´s stepfather, a former drummer for Eddie Meduza and a high-ranking manager at CBS/Sony in Sweden at the time.

Total Control is dedicated to Tommy Östervik, one of John’s friends and heroes, who died in a drowning accident the same night as Europe played a concert that later was broadcast on Swedish television.

 


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Rock Ballad of The Week: Simple Plan “I Can Wait Forever”

You look so beautiful today
When you’re sitting there it’s hard for me to look away
So I try to find the words that I could say
I know distance doesn’t matter but you feel so far away
And I cant lie
Every time I leave my heart turns gray
And I want to come back home to see your face
And I
‘Cause I just cant take it

Another day without you with me
Is like a blade that cuts right through me
But I can wait
I can wait forever
When you call my heart stops beating
When you’re gone it wont stop bleeding
But I can wait
I can wait forever

You look so beautiful today
It’s like every time I turn around I see your face
The thing I miss the most is waking up next to you
When I look into your eyes, I wish that I could stay
And I cant lie
Every time I leave my heart turns gray
And I want to come back home to see your face
And I
‘Cause I just cant take it

Another day without you with me
Is like a blade that cuts right through me
But I can wait
I can wait forever
When you call my heart stops beating
When you’re gone it wont stop bleeding
But I can wait
I can wait forever

I know it feels like forever
I guess that’s just the price I gotta pay
But when I come back home to feel your touch
Makes it better
‘Till that day
There’s nothing else that I can do
And I just cant take it
I just cant take it

Another day without you with me
Is like a blade that cuts right through me
But I can wait
I can wait forever (I can wait forever)
When you call my heart stops beating
When you’re gone it wont stop bleeding
But I can wait
I can wait forever
I can wait forever
I can wait forever

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Written by Pierre Bouvier • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Simple Plan is a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums: No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls (2002), Still Not Getting Any… (2004), Simple Plan (2008), Get Your Heart On! (2011), and Taking One for the Team (2016).[8] The band has also released an EP titled Get Your Heart On – The Second Coming! (2013), in addition to two live albums: Live in Japan 2002 (2003) and MTV Hard Rock Live (2005).

The band performed at the Vans Warped Tour every year from 2001 to 2005, and in 2011, 2013, and 2015.[9][10][11] The band also performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics closing ceremony,[12] along with The X Factor Australia.[13] In December 2012, the band performed at Mood Indigo, the college festival of IIT Bombay in Mumbai, India.[14][15] In 2004, the band participated in the movie New York Minute, starring the Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley. Simple Plan also performed at the 2016 NHL Winter Classic.

*source: wikipedia