Like It or Not—Volume 2 1973​-​1980

by Robert Davidson

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A truly bunch of under-heard songs.

Note that most were recorded while the players were simultaneously attending high school, college or, in some cases, not attending to anything.

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released April 8, 1980

Composed, Arranged & Produced by Robert Davidson, usually in a basement or closet.

The good news is that very little electricity was used in most cases.

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Robert Davidson New York, New York

Robert Davidson is a composer, producer, guitarist, lyricist, and keyboarder. Here is a retrospective of a little over 350 of his music compositions in studio and live recordings including collaborations with CP Roth, Aqueous Fowle and others starting from high school including many never heard in a while demos and obscure performances. ... more

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Track Name: Hollywood Love
HOLLYWOOD LOVE

Music & lyrics ©1975, 2013 by Robert Davidson


I never thought that I’d be sitting here tonight
Late at night by your side
You came on back to me
Again I get to see
Your sweet eyes so close to me

Hollywood Love
They’re gonna make a movie (‘bout our love)
Hollywood Love
People gonna come and stare at the love
People gonna come and swear at the love
All the people running scared of the love of us

You once were dressed in red
You ran around mislead by the smiles somebody sent you
I sat alone in black
I hoped you would react, so I waited there for you

Hollywood Love
They’re gonna make a movie (‘bout our love)
Hollywood Love
People gonna come and stare at the love
People gonna come and swear at the love
All the people running scared of the love of us

I’m wondering where you’re hiding...
I’m wondering where you’re hiding...

I’m knocking on your door, I want inside for more
You don’t answer like before
So I will not again, stop trying to pretend
You’re not in there with your friend

Hollywood Love
They’re gonna make a movie (‘bout our love)
Hollywood Love
People gonna come and stare at the love
People gonna come and swear at the love
All the people running scared of the love of us

I never thought that I’d be sitting here tonight
I never dreamed that I’d be sitting here tonight
I’m wondering where you’re hiding...
I’m wondering where you’re hiding...
Track Name: Perfect Stranger
Perfect Stranger
©1978, 2013 by Robert Davidson

Some time ago when I was lonely
Before I came across you
Back then I always was mistreated
I didn’t know what to do

Where can I go in the big city
Alone in streets so dark and cold

And when the sun comes up and hits me
I get up and go home

Round here I’m called the Perfect Stranger
Just trying to get by
Round here I’m called the Perfect Stranger
Living for loving I cry

I look at you, you smile at me
I’ve seen that look before
You seem enchanted and you trust me
I laugh and close the door

And then you tell me that you love me
You say it out of the blue

Whatever made you want to tell me
It better not be true
Don’t try and guess my little secret
Until I lay it on you

I’m a Perfect Stranger
I’m the Perfect Stranger
Track Name: So Long
SO LONG
©1978, 2013 by Robert Davidson

EVERYDAY, EVERY WAY, I WANT YOU MUCH MORE
BABY I NEED YOU LIKE NEVER BEFORE
BUT DO YOU STILL WANT ME AT ALL

ANYTIME, ANYPLACE, IF I HEAR A SOUND
I’M HOPING TO SEE YOU, BUT YOU’RE NOT AROUND
DO YOU STILL NEED ME AT ALL

YOU’VE MADE IT SO THAT I
GOTTA SAY GOODBYE
JUST CAN’T TAKE WHAT’S WRONG
YOU MAKE ME THINK WHAT YOU
GOT ME GOING THRU
TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH
YOU MAKE ME WANT TO SAY SO LONG

DON’T DO ME IN, DON’T DO ME OUT
IF YOU DON’T DO ME RIGHT
BABY, YOU’VE DONE IT
NOW I’M LEAVING TONIGHT
DARLING IT HURTS TO LOOK BACK

REMEMBER THE WAY IT USED TO BE
ALWAYS TOGETHER YOU ADN ME
WE WERE IN HEAVEN FOR A WHILE
THEN I SAW YOU CAST YOUR SMIL
AT ANOTHER ANGEL

I’M LEAVING YOU
BELIEVE IN ME
AND THIS TIME I’M SURE
COS BABY, YOU’RE LOSING, AND I’M KEEPING TEH SCORE
I HOPE YOU DON’T EVER WANT ME BACK

YOU’VE MADE IT SO THAT I
GOTTA SAY GOODBYE
JUST CAN’T TAKE WHAT’S WRONG
YOU MAKE ME THINK WHAT YOU
GOT ME GOING THRU
TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH
YOU MAKE ME WANT TO SAY SO LONG
Track Name: You Got Me Singing Again
YOU GOT ME S!NGIN AGAIN
©1978, 2013 by Robert Davidson

YOU GOT ME S!NGIN AGAIN
AND SUDDENLY I’M FEELIN FREE
I GOT THAT FEELIN AGAIN
FROM SHARING YOUR LOVE WITH WE

I REMEMBER, SUMMER NIGHTS WE SPENT
YOU AND I WERE ALWAYS MEANT, TO
GET TOGETHER, BE BURNING INSIDE FROM OUR LOVE

WHEN YOU'RE WITH ME
WHEN WE'RE ANY PLACE
THOUGHTS OF LOVE
OR JUST A TASTE, CREEPS
UP TO FIND US
ALL BURNING INSIDE FROM OUR LOVE

COS I GOTTA GOTTA HAVE YOU
LIKE THE SHORE HAS THE SEA
WHEN YOU CLEAR UP MY GRAY SKIES,
AND THEN SUDDENLY

YOU GOT ME S!NGIN AGAIN
AND SUDDENLY I’M FEELIN FREE
I GOT THAT FEELIN AGAIN
FROM SHARING YOUR LOVE WITH WE

OTHER PEOPLE
THEY JUST DON’T MEAN A THING
YOU’RE THE ONE, I’LL ALWAYS NEED
A LOVE UNENDING
FOREVER WE’RE LIVING OUR DREAMS

YOU GOT ME S!NGIN AGAIN
AND SUDDENLY I’M FEELIN FREE
I GOT THAT FEELIN AGAIN
FROM SHARING YOUR LOVE WITH WE
Track Name: I Cry Another Tear
I CRY ANOTHER TEAR

©1980, 2013 by Robert Davidson

Whoa, whoa, I Cry Another Tear
Whoa, whoa, I Cry Another Tear
Whoa, whoa, I Cry Another Tear
Whoa, whoa, I Cry Another Tear

You laugh, you like to see me cry
Darling oh tell me why
It’s so, incredible that you
Play the games that you do

Cos all this time
I was hoping that you were mine
You didn’t give me a sign
Or tell me truth
What’s the use
What’s the use

Whoa, whoa, I Cry Another Tear
Whoa, whoa, I Cry Another Tear
Whoa, whoa, I Cry Another Tear
Whoa, whoa, I Cry Another Tear

We lost that fire of the night
Now I can’t get a light
And where is the love I thought we shared
Was the love ever there?

Cos all this time
I was hoping that you were mine
You didn’t give me a sign
Or tell me truth
What’s the use
What’s the use

Whoa, whoa, I Cry Another Tear
Whoa, whoa, I Cry Another Tear
Whoa, whoa, I Cry Another Tear
Whoa, whoa, I Cry Another Tear
Track Name: What Are We Waiting For
What Are We Waiting For?

© 1980, 2103 by Robert Davidson

(I’ll wait, and wait, and wait for you....
I’ll wait...)

I'm just waitin',
Just here waitin'
I'm just waitin' for yo-ou.

I'm still waitin'
Still here waitin'
I'm still waitin for you.

A What Are We Waitin' Fo-or ...
If you're needin' me, like I'm needin' you, then common now ...
What Are We Waitin' Fo-or ...
If the feeling's strong, don'tcha wait too long, quit delayin' ...

I'm just waitin',
Just here waitin'
I'm just waitin' for yo-ou.

I'm still waitin'
Still here waitin'
I'm still waitin for you.

What Are We Waitin' Fo-or ...
If you feel the need for some company, won'tcha try me.
What Are We Waitin' Fo-or ...
Written right on you, I can read it too, when you're by me.

One night when I come callin' you,
Out of your hidin' place.
And you find yourself surprised that I have found you.

And on that night I'll look at you,
See the / smile creep across your face,
and I won't have to tell you why
I came to you.


What Are We Waitin' Fo-or ...
Now the/ Time is right, and tonight's the night, no more waitin'
What Are We Waitin' Fo-or ...
'cos the/ time is now, no more time allowed, no delaying ...


I'm just waitin',
Just here waitin'
I'm just waitin' for yo-ou.

I'm still waitin'
Still here waitin'
I'm still waitin for you.
Track Name: Hide Out
Hideout
© 1980, 2013 by Robert Davidson


Oh, yeah, tonight we're gonna run out together, baby,
Oh, yeah, we're never gonna run out of love.
Out of love. Out of love. Out of love.

I see your face and you see me,
We haven't spoken a word, somehow we both agree.
Silently agree.

There's a flash of lightning, then it's clear,
There's a definite reason that you and I are here,
Isn't it clear?

Come up with me and Hideout,
Away with me and Hideout,
We're gonna spend the night out,
We're gonna turn the light out ...

Come on with me and Hideout (Hideout with you babe)
Away with me and Hideout (Hideout with you babe)
We're gonna spend the night out (Night out with you babe)
We're gonna turn the light out (Common and hideout and we'll spend the
night out ..)

Oh, yeah, tonight we're gonna run out together, baby,
Oh, yeah, we're never gonna run out of love.
Out of love. Out of love. Out of love.

Now the hour of love is near, we gotta little more time,
Then we will disappear, you and I will fly out of here.
Will you say it softly, say you do, say when you start up a love,
that you will follow through, I will follow straight through to you.

Come on with me and Hideout,
Away with me and Hideout,
We're gonna spend the night out,
We're gonna turn the light out ...
Track Name: You Were Made For Me
You Were Made For Me
©1978, 2013 by Robert Davidson

I hear a whisper
You hear nothing
Quietly telling me
That you are getting into something

You are in darkness
But I see you
I see that other girl
Who’s telling you she’s gonna free ya

You better forget her
And let that girl go
You better come back here
And love me some more, because....

You Were Made For Me
And that is how it’s gonna stay now

I can’t believe what you told me that night
How could you say it was love
‘Cos what I saw, wasn’t lovely at all
But I’m keeping you because
You Were Made for Me

You used to say you’d never leave me
You used such pretty words
But you were thinking you’d deceive me

I see your fooling round all over
I see that other girl
Who thinks she’s gonna
Move me over

You better forget her
And let that girl go
You better come back here
And love me some more, because....

You Were Made For Me
And that is how it’s gonna stay now

I can’t believe what you told me that night
How could you say it was love
‘Cos what I saw, wasn’t lovely at all
But I’m keeping you because
You Were Made for Me
Track Name: No Answer
No Answer
©1973, 2103 by Robert Davidson

All alone, all alone together
Cleared the table
By ourselves

Far we’ve traveled to see each other
Now we’re back, had we ever gone

Everyone I’m with now
Shows me you were the only
Love I found as my own way of knowing
Life it without it a hollow bone

How you were to know
That the things you did yesterday
Broke me in another way
Set the ship of destiny free

How could it last
Our love just passed away

Once awakened scorned and blinded
No direction
No Answer to life
No direction
No answer to lie
Track Name: I'm Not Gonna Tell A Lie
I’m Not Gonna Tell a Lie
©1978, 2103 by Robert Davidson



There you are
Moving across the floor
and out of the door
But I’m gonna follow you

All around
follow you up and down
You turn around
What am I following you

Well I’m Not Gonna Tell A Lie
No I’m not gonna be a liar, a liar now
Well I’m Not Gonna Tell A Lie
My heart is on fire

You take me high
When you don’t even try
You wonder why
I have been following you

I’ve been watching you
I’ve been wanting you

But I’m Not Gonna Tell A Lie
No I’m not gonna be a liar, a liar now
Well I’m Not Gonna Tell A Lie
My heart is on fire

Well I’m Not Gonna Tell A Lie
No I’m not gonna be a liar, a liar now
And I’m Not Gonna Tell A Lie
My heart is on fire