Original Sin

by TOTALLY LOST CAUSE

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1.
Without Love 04:17
WITHOUT LOVE When you're down and out Do you ever think to call me? Lady there's no doubt I've got anything you need So what's it all about, love Don't you want to know me? Don't you shut me out, my love Open up and let it be You can try all you want You will never get by If you try to be strong There'll be tears in your eyes (Chorus) Without love And the comfort of a friend Without love Loneliness gets you in the end You can scream and shout, love And cry in anger to the sky But when you live without love Then you don't have to wonder why You can try all you want You will never get by When you try to be strong You will never survive (Repeat Chorus) Without love And the comfort of a friend Without love Loneliness gets you in the end Without love You can go half crazy, baby Thinkin' this one through Open up and let your feelings Tell you what to do Don't think about it Don't think about it Don't think about it When you're down and out Don't try to play it cool Just listen to your heart, my love Don't be another fool Without love
2.
TO HELL AND BACK Trouble, girl I can't keep it cool no more I've been tryin' every day Let me go I'm not your fool no more Time to go our separate ways Broken hearts I shed my tears for you I can't go through this all again I'll put aside my hopes and fears for you And let you worry about it then (Chorus) I've been through hell enough with you I've kept your secrets now we're through You're raising hell enough for two Don't want you here no more I've been through hell and back with you I don't know what's coming over you But you've been far too cruel too long Your heart of stone has brought my nightmares true And you just won't admit you're wrong (Repeat Chorus) I've been through hell and back with you Trouble, girl can't keep it cool no more God knows I'm crying everyday Let me go I'm not your fool no more Time to go our separate ways (Repeat Chorus)
3.
CLOCK STRIKES MIDNIGHT Long nights, fast days That's how I live my life that's how I play I've got the feelin' and it drives me mad I've got to lay my hands upon you baby I've got the fever and it burns all night There's just one thing that do me right (Chorus) Clock strikes midnight I'll be knockin' on your door Clock strikes midnight We'll be rockin' on the floor Clock strikes midnight Got me comin' back for more Clock strikes midnight Goin' down for sure Sleep tight? No chance! I've got your reputation sittin' in my hands Look what I'm feelin' and it drives me mad You've got to wrap your legs around my body I've got the candle and it burns all night There's just one thing that do me right (Repeat Chorus)
4.
'Til Death 05:08
‘TIL DEATH DO US PART When I was down You were always there To lift my feet off the ground And leave me without a care Remember we met? It seems so long ago and yet the heartache ain't over The heartache ain't over yet (Chorus) Mixed up emotions And a hopeless devotion to you I need your affection to feel like I do To the last beat of my heart Til death do us part I've lost control I'm hanging by strings You own my very soul And my heart beats and hunger stings The things that you do Oh, no, it's true That I just can't get over I just can't get over you (Repeat Chorus) It's in the past I trusted what you do I gave you everything Now I breathe my last breath I leave my last breath with you (Repeat Chorus)
5.
ISLAND OF STEEL You better think it over You better live before you die Well does it really matter What's in the here thereafter When I look into your eyes? (Chorus) Since you left me I've grown so cold Feel like an island alone Can I touch you? Do you still feel? Don't turn to an island of steel Well, when you're talking to me It's like you look right through me, girl Well, is it something deeper? Inside you just can't keep it Don't you just want to explode? (Repeat Chorus) Don't turn to an island of.... An island.... An island of..... An island of steel Shimmer like an island of steel On this island of steel Watching ships sail past Looking out this whiskey glass of mine Do you feel like I feel? Sail the searing sea Plot a course for destiny Let the first mate take the wheel I'll stay..... on this island of steel
6.
Original Sin 03:31
ORIGINAL SIN It's not original sin When you're with me our love will win It's not original sin Stay with me and we'll begin Original sin Is it something inside? Born into you The feelings you have you can't hide Don't be shy Is it something in me Brings it on like the wolf in the moonlight You see? (Chorus) Well, it's destiny Now, I've seen it before And I'll say it again The look in your eyes says it's time to begin I'm laying it out and you're taking it in That's how I know that we're in Original sin Just the touch of you hand Sends me reeling You say there's no feeling My love I've had enough Like a snake from the past Spewing venom I know I'll be condemned to hell My soul to sell (Repeat Chorus) Original sin Taking me over Original sin Don't know where to begin The next time I look in your eyes Original sin
7.
NIGHTS IN THE CITY The wind is whispering my name It's voice is clear within my mind Each night the message is the same But I can only pass the time In hopes of finding you again Somewhere out there within the night Somewhere within the lights of Out there within the nights of the city Don't take them away from me Lights in the city As far as the eye can see Oh, nights in the city That's where I will always be Right in the city The very streets here are alive The cars are coursing through their veins It's always warmer here inside The city's towering domain I just might find you here again Somewhere out there within the night Somewhere within the lights of Out there within the nights of the city Don't take them away from me Lights in the city As far as the eye can see Oh, nights in the city That's where I will always be Right in the city You take your chances As you're reachin' for the sky You want the best in life That fame and fortune buy And now I'm whispering your name As far as the eye can see Oh, nights in the city That's where I will always be Right in the city I know You're out there burning bright I know that we will play the game Somewhere within the nights of the city Don't take them away from me Lights in the city
8.
Dawn's Light 03:02
9.
Open Hearted 05:25
OPEN HEARTED When does it end? Where did it all begin? Capture these moments in time You may never relive them again So, I'm telling you now to remember In your caution, you're often deceived You must follow your own intuition Who better for you to believe? Flowing sensations and faraway dreams Throw yourself to the wind Sustaining the moment is what it all means When this feeling is living within Please take my hand Walk me away through timeless sands Remember these moments forever Steal me away if you can And I'm telling you now to remember In your caution you're often deceived You must follow your own intuition Who better for you to believe? Flowing sensations and faraway dreams Throw yourself to the wind Sustaining the moment is what it all means When the feeling is living within Give me your hand Open your heart Take me away to a new start Look in my eyes Look at my soul Tell me you're dying to know me And remember In your caution you're often deceived You must follow your own intuition Who better for you to believe? Flowing sensations and faraway dreams Throw yourself to the wind Sustaining the moment is what it all means When this feeling is living within Throw yourself to the wind When the feeling is living within
10.
Message 04:42
MESSENGER The ghost is waiting in the hallway with a watchful eye He counts my heartbeats now And prays to hell that I should die The bird of prey is perched And waiting for me waiting for me Hoping soon to fly (1st Chorus) Damn the foul night Damn the dark sky Damn the dawn's light that takes so long to shine And save me one more time Unholy messenger is waiting as my time draws near My breath is shallow So he turns his skull and strains to hear He probes the wounds I bear and stays upon me Preys upon me Plays upon my fear (Repeat Chorus) (2nd Chorus) Damn the foul night Damn the dark sky Damn the dawn's light that takes so long to shine And let me live through one more night Oh, I wonder why no angels fly to take me home Oh, the bell tolls And my demons wait to claim my soul I see the moonlight streaming in to light my reapers way The ghostly glow it sheds is warning me it's my last day I beg forgiveness for the things I've done The words I've said The evil games I've played (Repeat Chorus)

about

T.L.C, later known as TOTALLY LOST CAUSE was formed in 1989 in Scranton, Pennsylvania by members Charlie Russello (guitarist), Michael Blare (vocals), Tony Garuba (bass) and Kevin Brislin (drums).

After a brief meeting in the mid-1980s between Russello and Blare, Russello would soon follow the great migration to Hollywood like so many other hopeful and aspiring rock musicians would. Meanwhile, Blare remained in Scranton where he continued working in various short-lived projects. The two would reconnect three years later and would immediately begin writing original material together. Russello would then ask bassist Tony Garbuba, who Russello knew from a previous band in which both had answered ads for if he wanted to join the forming band. Along with drummer Kevin Brislin who was brought in by Blare from an earlier band they were in together, T.L.C was formed.

In 1991 T.L.C would self release their debut album “Original Sin”. The album would include 10-tracks of acceptably well crafted and classy melodic hard rock tracks that would have made for a perfect debut of the genre and gained a lot of attention if it weren't for bad timing and perhaps some misdirection. Still, T.L.C fared well regionally on the rock scene that was about to go through some changes.

credits

released August 10, 2020

TOTALLY LOST CAUSE is:
Tony Garuba- Bass, Keys and Vocals
Michael Devlin Blare - Lead Vocals
Charlie Russello - All Guitars
Kevin "Thumper" Brislin - Drums

All Compositions written and arranged by Tota;;y Lost Cause
Except “Dawn's Light” written & arranged
by Charlie Russello & Tom Borthwick
Produced by Tom Borthwick & Tota;;y Lost Cause
Engineered by Tom Borthwick
Recorded & mixed at Sound Investments Studio, Scranton PA
1990-91 Totally Lost Cause All Rights Reserved
All Songs BMI. Used by Permission
Cover concept by Totally Lost Cause
Photography and art by Angelo Sandy

2020 reissue executive producers J. Golden & G. Shafer
Remastered by Jamie King Studios, Winston-Salem, NC
Layout design Chris Fergusen

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