Boston (band)

American rock band

Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, that achieved their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz, the band is a staple of classic rock radio playlists.

Boston in 1976. From left: Barry Goudreau, Tom Scholz, Sib Hashian, Brad Delp, Fran Sheehan.

Song lyrics


Note: All songs written by Tom Scholz, except as noted.

  • I looked out this morning and the sun was gone,
    Turned on some music to start my day.
    I lost myself in a familiar song.
    I closed my eyes and I slipped away...

    It's more than a feeling (more than a feeling).
    When I hear that old song they used to play (more than a feeling).
    I begin dreaming (more than a feeling),
    'Till I see Marianne walk away.
    I see my Marianne walkin' away.

  • Now if your feelin' kinda low 'bout the dues you've been payin',
    Future's comin' much too slow.
    And you wanna run but somehow you keep on stayin',
    Can't decide on which way to go.

    I understand about indecision,
    But I don't care if I get behind.
    People living in competition,
    All I want is to have my peace of mind.

  • It's been such a long time,
    I think I should be goin', yeah.
    And time doesn't wait for me, it keeps on rollin'.
    Sail on, on a distant highway.
    I've got to keep on chasin' a dream,
    I've gotta be on my way.
    Wish there was something I could say.

    Well I'm takin' my time, I'm just movin' along.
    You'll forget about me after I've been gone.
    And I take what I find, I don't want no more,
    It's just outside of your front door.

  • Well, we were just another band out of Boston,
    On the road to try to make ends meet.
    Playin' all the bars, sleepin' in our cars
    And we practiced right on out in the street.
    No, we didn't have much money.
    We barely made enough to survive.
    But when we got up on stage and got ready to play,
    People came alive.

    Rock and roll band, everybody's waitin',
    Gettin' crazy, anticipating love and music.
    Play, play, play.
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • We're gonna play you a song, a little bit of rock-n-roll,
    You gotta let yourself go, the band's gonna take control.
    We're gettin' down today,
    We'll pick you up and take you away,
    Get down tonight.

    Smokin', smokin',
    We're cookin' tonight, just keep on tokin'.
    Smokin', smokin',
    I feel alright, mamma I'm not jokin', yeah.

  • Going to hitch a ride,
    Head for the other side.
    Leave it all behind,
    Never change my mind.
    Going to sail away,
    Sun lights another day.
    Freedom on my mind,
    Carry me away for the last time.
    Oh yeah.
    • Hitch a Ride
  • Now I'm not like this, I'm really kind of shy,
    But I get this feeling whenever you walk by.
    I don't want to down you, I want to make you high,
    If you you could see your way to me, come on and let me try.

    Let me take you home tonight,
    Mamma now it's alright.
    Let me take you home tonight,
    I'll show you sweet delight.

    • Let Me Take You Home Tonight, written by Brad Delp
  • Don't look back, ooh a new day is breakin',
    It's been too long since I felt this way.
    I don't mind ooh where I get taken,
    The road is callin', today is the day.
  • You look up at me
    And somewhere in your mind you see
    A man I'll never be.
    If only I could find a way,
    I'd feel like I'm the man you believe I am.
    And it's getting harder every day for me
    To hide behind this dream you see,
    A man I'll never be.
  • Well come on
    All you people,
    The time has come to get together.
    You gotta have a little rock 'n' roll music
    To get you through the stormy weather
    And do whatever you feel.
    When you let go,
    Nothing's gonna help you more than rock 'n' roll.
  • Babe, tomorrow's so far away.
    There's something I just have to say.
    I don't think I can hide what I'm feelin' inside
    Another day, knowin' I love you.
    And I, I'm getting too close again.
    I don't want to see it end.
    If I tell you tonight will you turn out the light,
    And walk away knowing I love you?

    I'm going to take you by surprise and make you realize
    I'm going to tell you right away, I can't wait another day
    I'm going to say it like a man and make you understand
    I love you.

  • Now I like taking off,
    Don't like burning out.
    Every time you turn it on
    Makes me want to shout.
    We keep getting hotter,
    Moving way too fast.
    If we don't slow this fire down,
    We're not going to last.

    Cool the engines,
    Red line's getting near.
    Cool the engines,
    Better take it out of gear.

  • Can't help this feeling,
    Can't help this feeling.
    I can't believe it's open for discussion,
    We've said our goodbyes.
    I've been a fool not to see the repercussions
    You've had in my life.
    I'm at the point of no return,
    I've finally crossed the line.
    Don't want to stop and watch the bridges burn,
    Cause I can't stand to see you stay behind.
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