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sodascouts
12-24-2013, 12:35 AM
As those who have visited Don Felder Online (http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/forum/donfelderonline.com) know, I've transcribed what I think he's singing in the two tracks "Southern Bound (http://www.donfelderonline.com/solo/roadtoforever/southernbound.htm)" and "Can't Stop Now (http://www.donfelderonline.com/solo/roadtoforever/cantstopnow.htm)." However, there are parts where I'm pretty sure I got the lyrics wrong, especially in "Southern Bound." Now that the tracks are available for download on Amazon.com and iTunes, I figure some fans here will be downloading them.

I ask anyone who does so to check my lyrics transcription against what you hear and make any suggestions for what you think I might have wrong.

My lyrics transcription for Southern Bound (http://www.donfelderonline.com/solo/roadtoforever/southernbound.htm):

Crystal blue skies, beaches so white
Million stars hanging in the heavens each night
Lots of slow-movin' women that'll treat you so right
Long legs chillin' within easy eyesight

Kicks into your blood, winds up to your brain
Like naked ladies dancin' in warm summer rains
Time for a kiss, and a tan so brown
I think I'm finally
Southern bound

You'll be sure to find me where everybody knows
I'll be deep down in Dixie where it never, ever snows
Sunbathing now, warm waves lickin' my toes
Blowin' magic smoke rings in the magnolia grove

I can hear it calling me on a honey-suckle breeze
Lazy in a trance under moss-covered trees
Gonna back off of the throttle, slow it all down
I think I'm finally
Southern bound

I can hear it calling me on a honey-suckle breeze
Lazy in a trance under moss-covered trees
Gonna back off of the throttle, slow it all down
I think I'm finally
Southern bound

Southern bound
]Backin' back down to Dixie
Just backin' back
Southern bound

Southern bound


]My lyrics transcription for Can't Stop Now (http://www.donfelderonline.com/solo/roadtoforever/cantstopnow.htm):

I've been waiting, waiting for so long
To show you how I feel
You've been wanting, wanting to show me
Show me your love is real

Every time you get real close
You whisper in my ear
"Open up, baby; I love you the most"
But our future doesn't seem too clear

I've been lovin' you for so long
That this feeling's getting so strong
I've been lovin' you for so long
Can't stop now

I've been dreaming, dreaming 'bout you and me
Yeah, you and me - we came on this road together
You've been hoping, hoping we could finally
Yeah, finally stand on steady ground

Oh, our passion can simmer and burn
But you still just have to believe
That this is gonna turn out right
But if won't if you decide to leave

I've been lovin' you for so long
That this feeling's getting so strong
I've been lovin' you for so long
Can't stop now

I know that this dream must seem so far away
Just hold me real tight and it will come back to us someday
Yeah

I've been lovin' you for so long
That this feeling's getting so strong
I've been lovin' you for so long
Can't stop now

I've been lovin' you for so long
That this feeling's getting so strong
I've been lovin' you for so long
Can't stop now

sodascouts
06-13-2014, 10:42 PM
Mystery solved! The new Road to Forever Extended Edition contains lyrics to the "new" songs!

Southern Bound (http://www.donfelderonline.com/solo/roadtoforever/southernbound.htm):

Crystal blue skies, beaches so white
Million stars hanging in the heavens each night
Lots of slow moving women that treat you so right
Long necks chilling within easy eyesight

Gets into your blood, runs up to your brain
Like barefoot ladies dancing in warm summer rains
Tiny bikinis, bodies tanned so brown
I thank God I'm finally Southern bound
Southern bound

You'll be sure to find me 'cause everybody knows
I'll be deep down in Dixie where it never ever snows
Sun beating down, warm waves licking my toes
Blowing magic smoke rings in the magnolia groves

I can hear it calling me on a honey suckle breeze
Lazy hammock naps under moss covered trees
Gonna back off on the throttle and slow it all down
I thank God I'm finally Southern bound

I can hear it calling me on a honey suckle breeze
Lazy hammock naps under moss covered trees
Gonna back off on the throttle and slow it all down
I thank God I'm finally Southern bound (bound, bound)
Southern bound (bound, bound)

Gotta get back to Dixie
I just gotta get back

Southern bound
Southern bound


Can't Stop Now (http://www.donfelderonline.com/solo/roadtoforever/cantstopnow.htm):

I've been waiting
Waiting for so long
To show you
How I feel

You've been wanting
Wanting to show me
Show me
Your love is real

Every time you get real close
You whisper in my ear
Ooh baby baby I love you the most
But our future doesn't seem too clear

I've been loving you for so long
That this feeling's getting so strong
I've been loving you for so long
Can't stop now
(Can't stop, can't stop now)

I've been dreaming
Dreaming 'bout you and me
Yeah, you and me taking on this world together

You've been hoping
Hoping we could finally
Yeah, finally settle on steady ground

Oh, our passion can simmer and burn
But you still just have to believe
Yes, this is gonna turn out right
But if won't if you decide to leave

I've been loving you for so long
That this feeling's getting so strong
I've been loving you for so long
Can't stop now
(Can't stop, can't stop now)

I know that this dream
Must seem so far away
Just hold me real tight
It will come back to us someday, yeah

I've been loving you for so long
That this feeling's getting so strong
I've been loving you for so long
Can't stop now
(Can't stop, can't stop now)

I've been loving you for so long
That this feeling's getting so strong
I've been loving you for so long
Can't stop now
(Can't stop, can't stop now) x5