Jan 012006
 

From FLESH AND BONE
Written by David Foster, Steve Lukather & Tubes

The Tubes originally released “Talk To Ya Later” in 1981 on their album, “The Completion Backward Principle.” This catchy rock song was co-written and produced by David Foster and quickly became one of the most loved anthems of the band’s career as well as a Mainstream Rock top ten hit. Richard Marx, the famous pop/rock singer/songwriter, goes way back with both Foster and the Tubes. He started his career working at Foster’s studio, co-writing songs like “Best Of Me” and “Whatever We Imagine.” In recent years he has kept the collaboration going, writing and producing for Foster’s big projects like Josh Groban. He is also a great friend of the Tubes’ main man, Fee Waybill, with whom he has had a long history of great works. Marx has always stated that he loved songs like “She’s A Beauty” and “Talk To Ya Later.” In 1997 he decided to rework the song with the help of Waybill and co-writer Steve Lukather, who played his nasty guitar as he did on the original release. This new version, sung with great strength by Marx and Waybill, was included as a bonus track on the European version of Marx’s cd, “Flesh And Bone.” It kept the fire of the original and even enhanced the heavy rock flavor of it thanks to the incredible playing of Lukather. The production is good and raw, yet lacks the polished sounds of Foster’s peerless touch. Nonetheless, it is good and a reminder of Foster’s ability to create one hell of a rocker.


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Vocals: Richard Marx & Fee Waybill
Guitars: Steve Lukather
Bass: Jon Pierce
Drums: Simon Phillips
Produced by Richard Marx & David Cole


Lyrics

I met her on a strip
It was another lost weekend
The band was too slick
And the people were twisted
So I asked her for a date
She reluctantly agreed
Then we went to my place
And she never did leave
She won’t even miss me when she’s gone
And that’s okay with me I’ll cry later on
It’s been six months
She hasn’t shut up once
I’ve tried to explain
She’s driving me insane
She won’t even miss me when she’s gone
And that’s okay with me I’ll cry later on
Talk to ya later—don’t want to hear it again tonight
Talk to ya later—just save it for another guy
Talk to ya later—don’t want to hear it again tonight
I’ll just see you around
Get out
I’m telling you now
Do you catch my drift
What could be plainer than this
Nothin’ more to be said
Write me a letter instead
I don’t mean to be cruel
But I’m finished with you
She won’t even miss me when she’s gone
That’s okay with me I’ll cry later on
Talk to ya later—don’t want to hear it again tonight
Talk to ya later—just save it for another guy
Talk to ya later—don’t want to hear it again tonight
I’ll just see you around