Watershed - Twister

01 You Need Me 4:37
02 Nightshade 3:19
03 How Do You Feel 4:54
04 If That’s How You Want It 4:08
05 Twister 5:11
06 Youth Is Confusion 3:33
07 What Would I Need You For 4:21
08 I-65 5:18
09 I Deserve You 4:34
10 Get Over Me 3:20
11 Everywhere I Turn 3:51
12 Sad Drive 4:58

WATERSHED is:
Herb Schupp - Drums and Percussion
Joe Oestreich - Bass and Vocals
Colin Gawel - Guitar and Vocals

All songs written by Colin Gawel and Joe Oestreich

Executive Producer: Jim Steinman
Produced by Steven Rinkoff, Danny Lawson, and Watershed
“How Do You Feel” produced by Frank Aversa
Recorded at Power Station, NYC Winter/Spring 1994
Mixed by Frank Aversa and Frankie LaRocka at Soundtrack Studios, NYC
“I-65” and “Sad Drive” mixed by Steven Rinkoff and Danny Lawson at Sound on Sound Studios
Additional Engineering: Chris Albert
Assistant Engineer: Barbra Lipke
Additional Assistants: Tommy Galligan & Rory Romano
Additional Recording at East Hill Studios
Man of a Million Good Sounds: Artie Smith
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Masterdisc, NYC

A&R Direction: Frankie LaRocka
Management: Crisis Management/DAS Communications
Booking: John Dittmar for Pinnacle Entertainment
Legal: Jaimison Roberts
Additional Legal Advice: Mark Gams & Russell Carter
Business Affairs: Richard Oestreich & Allan Brown

Art Direction: Jim de Barros
Photography: John Falls
Additional Art Expertise: J. Scott Blanton & Tommy Linzell
Art Slave: Tim Manteau

Additional Musicians:
Jeff Bova - B-3 and Organ
Frankie LaRocka - “Icing on the cake” Percussion
Sean Beal - Mandolin on “I Deserve You”
Dan Spurgeon - Ghost leads on “I-65”

Mike “BIGGIE” McDermott: Ribbed for our management pleasure
Andy “The Kid Spamdy” Hindman: Teen heartthrob & Lifin’ & Tunin’
Pit Crew: Dave “Mind Bend” Cook & Ronnie “Tweak” French
Off the Bench: David Martin, “Cool Papa” Ferry, Jared Butler, John “The Riblet” McDermott, Jim & Dan

This album is dedicated to the memory of Mary Ann Gawel 1942-1994

Label Epic Cat.No. EK 64352 Format CD Year 1995 Country USA

You Need Me

I read your expressions, they hint at repression
When will you transform and get with the norm
When are you gonna wake up, take some time and look around
I know you’re gonna feel something ‘cause I’m feeling it now
I feel it now

I want you–yes it’s you, yes it’s you
I want you–learn to see, that this time I mean it
Said, now you need me
You need me
Now you need me
You need me, oooh

Don’t need another late night, don’t need another beer
Don’t need another drunk fight with that jerk you’re sitting near
You don’t need your friends now baby, all they do is slow you down
I know you’re gonna be there ‘cause I’m there right now
I’m waiting now

I want you–yes it’s you, yes it’s you
I want you–learn to see, that this time I mean it
Said, now you need me (you need me now)
You need me (you need me)
You need me (you need me now)
You need me

I can change your world at the drop of a dime
You can say you’re hurt, well so am I
When you’re down all you can do is cry, baby....

Well, he runs your life just like you were his wife
Especially when he gets you in bed
Quitting Jobs, sleeping late and second-run movie dates
It must be so frustrating

When are you gonna wake up
Take some time and look around
I know you’re gonna feel something
‘Cause I’m feeling it now, feel it now

I want you–yes it’s you, yes it’s you
I want you–learn to see, c’mon, this time I mean it
Said, now you need me (you need me now)
You need me (you need me)
You need me
You need me
You need me (you need me now)
You need me (you need me)
You need me (you need me now)
You need me....

Nightshade

You’re the nightshade outside my window
My head’s a hurricane, I’m easily rattled

What if I’m nothing like you?
What if I don’t hold a candle to you?
What if I’m just an average guy
When nothing but the best will do?

I’m sitting home on a Saturday night
In my go-to-hell jacket and tie
I bet you’re Uptown with the art school crowd
Reading poetry that doesn’t rhyme

I spend my time waiting in tears
(spend my time) waiting in tears
(spend my time) waiting in tears

Is your imagination gone or have you seen it all before?
I say it’s better to die when you’ve got everything to live for

You’re reading pop psychology
You think you’re looking right through me
Sipping cappuccino
Well, that’s just a three-dollar coffee

A silk rose, baby, never grows
And you’re impressed that it never dies
Get up and feel, did it ever look real?
Are you living or you want me to lie

I spend my time waiting in tears
(spend my time) waiting in tears
(spend my time) waiting in tears

I picked out a record, I still favor wax
I played it straight through with hardly a scratch....

Is your imagination gone or have you seen it all before?
I say it’s better to die when you’ve got everything to live for

What if I’m nothing like you?
What if I don’t hold a candle to you?
What if I’m just an average guy
When nothing but the best will do?

I spend my time waiting in tears
I spend my time waiting in tears
I spend my time waiting in tears
I spend my time waiting in tears

Now you’re the nightshade outside my window....

How Do You Feel

Baby, don’t you ever want to break down
And say what you’re thinking
Maybe I don’t feel the same as I used to

These days I don’t catch a rise very often
And when I do I got nothing to say
Lately I feel like I’m reading a final chapter

And we’re both too scared to turn the final page
And we’re both too scared to admit we feel the same

So baby won’t you tell me:
How do you feel?
How do you feel about love?
How do you feel about pain?
How do you feel about us?
How do you feel
When I’m holding you close late at night
With you eyes glimmering in the candlelight
So be honest baby:
How do you feel about me?

So fast, things happen so damn fast
Who would have though that a year ago
We’d be living two separate lives

Relate, we’ve got to work to make it work
Oh, complacency never wins
Our fate can’t be to grow apart
We’ve got too much left to give

Maybe you were shocked at what I’d say
But in my heart I know you feel the same

So baby won’t you tell me:
How do you feel?
How do you feel about love?
How do you feel about pain?
How do you feel about us?
How do you feel
When I’m holding you close late at night
With you eyes glimmering in the candlelight
So be honest baby:
How do you feel about me?
How do you feel about

(you don’t know me) Like you used to
(you don’t know me)
(you don’t know me) And you don’t know me well at all, no, no no....

(you don’t know me) And you don’t own me
(you don’t know me) And you don’t know me
(you don’t know me) And you don’t know me

Why not be honest now?
(c’mon, c’mon, c’mon)
Tell me how you do
C’mon and tell me now

So baby won’t you tell me:
How do you feel?
How do you feel about love?
How do you feel about pain?
How do you feel about us?
How do you feel
When I’m holding you close late at night
With you eyes glimmering in the candlelight
So be honest baby:
How do you feel about me?
Now how do you feel about me?
How do you feel about me?
Now how do you feel about me…? (etc.)

If That’s How You Want It

No more excuses, been up all night
You’re sick of listening and I know I’m tired of crying
When every word just makes it worse
I come off looking like a five alarm jerk

You can kiss me now
But you’ll never know what I know
‘Cause I just hold it in
So you’ll never know what I know, never know what I know

Just don’t ask me, So what are you saying?
I couldn’t say it again
I could tell you the truth but you’d wish I was lying
‘Cause that’s the next best thing

So if that’s how you want it, that’s how I want it
We’ll never just be friends
And I’m not leaving any loose ends

I don’t remember, how should it hurt
Still smell the perfume on the front of my shirt
Nobody lost here, nobody won
Come away with honey when your hand gets stung

We could drink to that
But I’d end up staying over
So I’d better go
Before I end up staying over, end up staying over

If we don’t forget this we’re going to regret it
We got to break it clean
But when I say, No, I probably mean, maybe
Or something right between

So if that’s how you want it, that’s how I want it
We’ll never just be friends
If that’s how you want it, that’s how I want it
We’ll never just be friends
And I’m not leaving any loose ends

When we were close I’d wish for somebody new
Now I’m alone I just think about you
The more I think, the less I know
You just got to let it go… oh, let it go, let it go

Na na, na na, na na…

If that’s how you want it–that’s how I want it
If that’s how you want it–that’s how I want it
If that’s how you want it–that’s how I want it
If that’s how you want it–that’s how I want it

If that’s how you want it
That’s how I want it, yeah
If that’s how you want it
Then that’s how I want it, want it, want it....

Na na, na na, na na…

Twister

Midwest summertime is hot and fine
Until the dark clouds gather in my mind
At first they don’t look the worst
But soon I know it’s a curse of< my past back to haunt me

I hear the bulletin
Funnel cloud is dropping in
And I know this could be the worst time

I come down the stairs, falling fast
Right then I heard a blast of air rip the screen door

So many nights I walked home
And cried as the dark clouds became thicker
So many times I looked at you and lied
When I said I didn’t care that you kissed her

Sirens and lightening
Make this world a little frightening
I know I could use a heart crush

I come down the stairs, falling fast
Right then I heard a blast of air rip the screen door

There’s a twister
Gonna bust this place up again
(where should I run?)
There’s a twister coming in tonight
(where should I run?)
You better run for the low country
You better run....

There’s a twister
Gonna bust this place up again
(where should I run?)
There’s a twister coming in tonight
(where should I run?)

There’s a twister
Gonna bust this place up again
(where should I run?)
You better run for the low country now
Oooh oh oh oh
Oooh oh oh oh
Better run for the low country
You better run....

Youth Is Confusion

Youth is confusion
Youth is civil war, said
Youth is car payments and relationships keeping you tied to the floor right now

No more hesitating
God knows I’ve had time for waiting
If I call you at 3am at night
Will you be my friend
Visit me to talk except for mainly we just touch, I don’t know

Youth is confusion
Youth is keeping your covers, yeah
Youth is black and white
And the world is filmed in technicolor–watch you eyes!

I’ve got an alibi
One day I’m gonna die
Played this game most every night
Hoping that I’ll get it right
Hoping that I’ll learn to live like a movie this time

Youth is confusion
Youth is rock and roll, I said
Youth is hating people your same age for being on top of the world, I said
Youth is not knowing when to stop
Youth is don’t have the guts to go on, I said
Youth is not knowing who you is, no!

I made my own bed–I’m gonna lie in it
I made my own bed–I’ll probably die in it
Hell, tonight I might get laid

I took one whole week
To figure out what I think
Seven nights and seven days
Swimming through this phase
Tell you what I learned–I didn’t learn shit

Youth is confusion
Youth is civil war
Youth is car payments and relationships keeping you tied to the floor
Youth is not knowing what you want
Youth is, oh, you know how to take, I said
Youth is not knowing what youth is
Youth is not knowing what youth is
Youth is not knowing what youth is
Youth is not knowing what youth is
Youth is....

What Would I Need You For

If I could get the words up off my tongue
What would I need you for?
If I could understand myself just once
What would I need you for?

If I could keep my heart from getting too hard
What would I need you for?
If I could keep my skin from getting too thick
What would I need you for?

Take away those funny faces
Take away those painted jeans
Take away those Rockwell scenes

What would I need?
What would I need you for?
What would I need?
What would I need you for?

If I could stand alone here by myself
What would I need you for?
If I could learn to play the hand I was dealt
What would I need you for?

Take away those funny faces
Take away those painted jeans
Take away those Rockwell scenes

What would I need?
What would I need you for?
What would I need?
What would I need you for?

Oh, well
Oh, well
Oh, well....

Take away those funny faces
And take away those painted jeans
Take away those Rockwell scenes

If I could get the words up off my tongue
If I could understand myself just once
If I could keep my heart from getting too hard
If I could keep my skin I wouldn’t need a, I wouldn’t need a thing
What would I need you for?
What would I need you for?
What would I need you for?
What would I need you for?

(what would I need?)
(what would I need you for?) ....
(repeat)

I-65

Some words come and man, some words never go
They burn you up inside with a fire
Late at night they fill your head
With paranoid and jealousness, oh no, oh no

I knew she was leaving, I could see it in her eyes
She tried to sparkle but, man, the love it just died
So I, I made it easy for her:
I stole her car and headed for the gulf shore

Now I’m still alive on I-65
I’m still alive on I-65, huh

I disappeared and, man, how she missed me
I blew a rod and sold the car in New Orleans
I guess the strongest love is a lost love
I guess the strongest pieces from a dying love

Well, I’m still alive on I-65
I’m still alive on I-65
I’m still alive on I-65
I’m still alive on I-65

All my sadness had turned to rage
Don’t you dare walk away
Everybody’s looking for a shortcut home
But love, there’s no simple way

There’s no simple way home now
There’s no simple way home now, now

I’m still alive on I-65
I’m still alive on I-65....

The strongest love is a lost love, baby
The strongest love is a lost love, baby
The strongest love, a lost love, baby
The strongest love is a lost love, baby

The strongest love’s a lost love, baby
The strongest love is a lost love, oh my baby
I’m alive
I’m alive, oh yeah
I’m alive....

I Deserve You

Hey there baby, where are you going now?
I thought we’d take it easy, maybe a movie showing
Visit that bar again to hang around your pool hall friends
It’s the same thing every night

What are you looking for that you can’t find here at home?
I’m willing to try anything except leave you alone
I’m not sure what you feel you’re owed but your pain it always shows
It’s the same thing when we fight
It’s the same thing every night

You go out lonely, you come home lonelier
You want it all, but baby, you’ll never learn
A thousand kisses won’t cure that lonely hurt
Only a fool thinks he’ll get what he deserves
And I want to get what I deserve

I deserve you

I deserve you for every sober night you didn’t care
I deserve you for every breakfast we didn’t share
I deserve you for all the nights I sat home staring at the phone....

Late night angel, where will I fall?
When my baby wises up and makes her own last call
She’ll break a bottle over my head then kiss me where I bled
It’s the same thing every night

You go out lonely, you come home lonelier
You want it all, but baby, you’ll never learn
A thousand kisses won’t cure that lonely hurt
Only a fool thinks he’ll get what he deserves
And I want to get what I deserve

You go out lonely, you come home lonelier
You want it all, but baby, you’ll never learn
A thousand kisses won’t cure that lonely hurt
Only a fool thinks he’ll get what he deserves
And I want to get what I deserve

And I deserve you
I deserve you
But I deserve you
I deserve you....

Get Over Me

Wake up and to my surprise
I’m just a man in a little girl’s eyes
She’s more than willing to be what I want
Look for the word and another one comes

Holding us back, holding us hard
Don’t wait to finish what I start
Look at this face, look at these eyes
It’s time to tip my hat and ride

Get over me
Get over me
Get over me
Get over
And tell me what you see in me

There’s no way I can stick around
You don’t have the self-respect to turn me down
You put yourself in a pigeonhole
That’ll happen when you can’t say no

I don’t need love much anymore
I get my love from a Playboy
Holding us back, holding us hard
I’ve got to listen to my heart

Get over me
Get over me
Get over me
Get over
And tell me what the hell you see in me

(why don’t you show me what I’ll never see)
(you gotta get over me) Get over me
(why don’t you show me what I’ll never see)
(you gotta get over me) Get over me

You want it right away
You take it too far
You want a lover baby, you work too hard
Get over....

You want it right away
You take it too far
You want a lover baby, you work too hard
Get over me....

(why don’t you show me what I’ll never see)
(you gotta get over me) You can get over me
(why don’t you show me what I’ll never see) You can get over me
(you gotta get over me) You can get over me
(why don’t you show me what I’ll never see) You can get over me
(you gotta get over me) ....

Everywhere I Turn

I feel like I’ve been stealing what everyone’s getting for free
But who said I could be happy too
I’m cutting loose the anchor that’s hanging around my neck
Like a well-worn tourniquet

And if I don’t find heaven on a Saturday night I won’t worry
My heart starts beating to a song that nobody’s heard

Everywhere I turn
Everywhere I turn I see you
Everywhere I turn

Tonight I’m coming swinging, a daredevil with training wheels
Letting go is my favorite trick
‘Cause we both talked about leaving, we both talked real loud
The hardest part is to make it stick

And if I don’t find heaven on a Saturday night I won’t worry
My heart starts beating to a song that nobody’s heard

Everywhere I turn
Everywhere I turn I see you
Everywhere I turn

Said I’m leaving you, I’m running
Said I’m leaving you, hey....

And if I don’t find heaven on a Saturday night I won’t worry
My heart still beats to a song that nobody’s heard

Said I see you
Yeah I see you
I, I see you
I, I, I, I see you
I see you
Now I see you
I see you
Now see you
Said I see you
Said I see you
Said I see you everywhere I turn....

Sad Drive

Now it’s a sad, sad drive
On a sad, dark and lonely night
It’s a sad, sad drive
When only one of us still has hope in his eyes

Wait–I drive to feel your hug
But hope–that’s just another drug
Trying to kill the pain like aspirin make me feel better, oh oh

Now distance is a funny thing
Romance is just a touch away
You can touch me with your hands or in your letters, oh oh

As soon as you went away I remember the things I forgot to say
As soon as you went away I remembered

It’s only ‘cause I’m lonely
That I imagine you next to me
It’s only because I’m lonely
I envision you–I can picture you
And feel your breath on my neck

Dusting into Panama City
I race down to Route 98
Trying to get to your place before the sunrise
Before the buzz dies in my eyes

Snuck out to the beach
Where I learned the lessons that you’d teach
You never taught me the final lesson
Of how to lose you till now

As soon as you went away I remember the things I forgot to say
As soon as you went away I remembered

Now it’s a sad, sad drive
On a sad, dark and lonely night
I remember so clearly
When you rode with me on this ride

And all the struggles and the laughs
I just refused and put them all in the past
It’s a sad, sad drive
When only one of us still has hope in his eyes....

I’m in love with her ghost
I’m in love with her ghost
I’m in love with her ghost

We haven’t talked in years
We haven’t talked in years
We haven’t talked in years
My God it’s been three years

My God, you’re never here
My God, you’re never here
My God, you’re never here, oh oh

She’s not comin’ home
She’s not comin’ home
She’s never comin’ home, no....

She’s something
She’s somewhere
She’s something
She’s somewhere....