Original Motion Picture Soundtrack RUDE AWAKENING

3 Bill Medley: Rude Awakening 6:23 Rick Rose / Paul A. Rothchild / Jim Steinman
4 Phoebe Snow: Darling Be Home Soon 5:05 John Sebastian

Tracks 3 and 4 Produced by Jim Steinman
Album Producer: Paul A. Rothchild
Executive Producer: Aaron Russo

Label Elektra Cat.No. 9 60873-2 Format CD Year 1989 Country USA

Bill Medley — Rude Awakening

A Bill Medley: Rude Awakening (edit) 4:43 Rick Rose / Paul A. Rothchild / Jim Steinman
B Jonathan Elias: Leave Love Behind
(Theme from Motion Picture “Rude Awakening”)
2:19 Jonathan Elias

Side A Produced by Jim Steinman
Bill Medley appears courtesy of Curb Records
Edit of the Elektra LP 60873 - "Rude Awakening—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" produced by Paul A. Rothchild
Executive Producer: Aaron Russo

Side B Produced by Jonathan Elias
Unavailable on LP

Label Elektra Cat.No. 7-69281 Format CDS Year 1989 Country USA

Bill Medley — Rude Awakening (promo single)

1 Bill Medley: Rude Awakening (edit) 4:53 Rick Rose / Paul A. Rothchild / Jim Steinman

Produced by Jim Steinman
Courtesy of Curb Records
From the Elektra album "Rude Awakening—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack"
available on LP 60873-1, Cassette 60873-4 and Compact Disc 60873-2

Label Elektra Cat.No. PR 8101-2 Format CDS Year 1989 Country USA Notes 1 track promo

Bill Medley — Rude Awakening

Hmmm, hmm mmm

Try to catch the moon, try to count the stars
Try to run as fast as I can in my darkest hours
I’ve heard a lot of laughter, I’ve seen a lot of pain
Welcome to the changes, baby—welcome to the new world

I said what, what have they done?
Where, where have they gone?
Why, why have they changed?
In the concrete jungle I open my eyes
To a rude awakening
To a rude awakening

Holding on to memories, holding on to time
Holding on to what we have and don’t let it slip away
I feel the night break, I see your wounded eyes
Welcome to the changes, baby—welcome to the real world

I said what, what have they done?
Where, where have they gone?
Oh why, why have they changed?
In the concrete jungle I open my eyes
To a rude awakening
To a rude awakening

Everything has changed but the tears are the same
And the streets are crying in vain
Think about the time, think about the years
Think about what we’ve lost but can have again....

After the storm, will you still be by my side?
After the fire, will you still see the pyre?
Out of the ashes this time
This time I’ll get it right—we’re gonna get it right

What—what have they done?
Whoa, where—where have they gone?
I wanna know why—why have the changed?
In a concrete jungle I open my eyes
To a rude awakening

What—what have they done?
Oooh, and where—where have they gone?
I wanna know why—why have they changed?
In the concrete jungle I open my eyes
To a rude awakening…
To a rude awakening…
To a rude awakening…
I open my eyes…
I open my eyes…
I open my eyes....

(Rick Rose & Paul Rothchild; Damusic Company/Rick Rose Songs/Aaron Russo Music, ASCAP.)

Phoebe Snow — Dardling Be Home Soon

Go, and beat your crazy head against the sky
Try, and see beyond the houses and your eyes
It’s O.K. to shoot the moon

Ooh oooh
Aaaah oooh
Oh darlin’
Oh my darlin’

Come, and talk of all the things we did today
Here, and laugh about our funny little ways
While we have a few minutes to breathe
Then I know that it’s time you must leave

But darling be home soon
I couldn’t bear to wait an extra minute if you dawdled
My darling be home soon
It’s not just these few hours but I’ve been waiting since I toddled
For the great relief of having you to talk to

Ooooh ooh

And now, a quarter of my life is almost past
I think I’ve come to see myself at last
And I see that the time spent confused
Was the time that I spent without you
And I feel myself in bloom, oooh

My darling be home soon
I couldn’t bear to wait an extra minute if you dawdled
My darling be home soon
It’s not just these few hours but I’ve been waiting since I toddled
For the great relief of having you to talk to....

Ooooh

Darling be home soon
I couldn’t bear to wait an extra minute if you dawdled
My darling be home soon
It’s not just these few hours but I’ve been waiting since I toddled
For the great relief of having you to talk to

Go, and beat your crazy head against the sky
Try, and see beyond the houses and your eyes
It’s O.K. to shoot the moon

Oh, oh my darling, be home soon
I couldn’t bear to wait an extra minute if you dawdled
My darling, be home soon
It’s not just these few hours but I’ve been waiting since I toddled
For the great relief of having you to talk to

Oooooh
(darlin’, darlin’, be home soon)
(darlin’, darlin’, be home soon) My darlin’, oh
(darlin’, darlin’, be home soon) Be home soon
(darlin’, darlin’, be home soon) Ooh, darlin’
(darlin’, darlin’, be home soon)
(darlin’, darlin’, be home soon) Oh
(darlin’, darlin’, be home soon) It’s O.K. to shoot the moon, yeah
(darlin’, darlin’, be home soon) But ooh....

(John Sebastian; Alley Music Corp./Trio Music Co., BMI)

Rude Awakening: Trivia

Late 2005 send Rick Rose an e-mail, asking if he could provide some more information on these tracks. He was kind enough to take some time and respond.

On Jim’s input in "Rude Awakening":

Yes Jim Steinman is a genius, I had the pleasure to work with him and Paul Rothchild on this track.
Jim was brought in as the producer to the songs and he wrote the intro and worked with us on the bridge to the song.

Within the Steinman-community, it was been suggested that Jim used the same musicians for "Rude Awakening" as for the Pandora’s Box album "Original Sin". (i.e., Eddie Martinez, guitar; Steve Buslowe, bass; Roy Bittan, piano; Jeff Bova, synthesizers; and Jimmy Bralower, Drums). Rick confirmed this:

Yes, I do recall the musicians that you have listed are the ones that played on Rude Awakening.

Rick’s album "Songs From The Studio B Sessions" contains his own version of "Rude Awakening", and is available through his website.