Lover
--words and music by Michael Stanley

from "Heartland", 1980, EMI Records Group
Well the glow from the bars and a thousand stars
Light the cold Ohio night
And the turnpike's slick, the snow's as thick as thieves
Since your call came through there ain't nothing new
But the radio and the headlights
And the news at the top of the hour
That no one really believes,
Do they ...

	Lover ... what you want to go and do that for
	Lover ... why'd you want to tear it apart, ooh
	Lover ... you say you got your reasons, I need more
	Lover ... ooh, give me back my heart
	Give it back girl

When the cold comes to stay it takes your breath away 
And it makes the hours crawl
And it feels to me like I've been driving forever
Then your words return, the whole place burns
And I just don't know where to begin
Girl could you just make it anybody else
Anybody else but him
Could you ...

	Lover ... what you want to go and do that for
	Lover ... why'd you want to tear it apart, ooh
	Lover ... you say you got your reasons, I need more
	Lover ... ooh, give me back my heart

And somewhere ahead tonight
With fine wine and candlelight
He's gonna turn your head around
Girl what you want me to do
If I leave this thing all up to you
I'm gonna lose the best thing I've found
I can see what's going down

So I talk to the night, I head for the light
Try to hold it on the road
Thank God for the man who put the white lines on the highway
Baby what you gonna do when the fire is through
And you find he's out looking for somebody new
Cause you did everything that he wanted you to do
And now you're all alone and crying
Aren't you ...

	Lover ... what you want to go and do that for
	Lover ... why'd you want to tear it apart, ooh
	Lover ... you say you got your reasons, I need more
	Lover ... ooh, give me back my heart

	Lover ... what you want to go and do that for
	Lover ... tell me why'd you want to tear it apart, ooh
	Lover ... you say you got your reasons, I need more
	Lover ... you gotta give me back my heart, give it back girl
	Lover