Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'

Album: Evolution (1979)
Charted: 16
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  • You make me weep and want to die
    Just when you said we'd try
    Lovin', touchin', squeezin' each other
    When I'm alone all by myself
    You're out with someone else
    Lovin', touchin', squeezin' each other
    You're tearin' me apart
    Every day, every day
    You're tearin' me apart
    Oh what can I say?
    You're tearin' me apart

    It won't be long, yes, till you're alone
    When your lover, oh, he hasn't come home
    'Cause he's lovin' who he's touchin', he's squeezin' another

    He's tearin' you apart
    Ooh, every day, every day
    He's tearin' you apart
    Oh girl what can you say?
    'Cause he's lovin', touchin' another
    Now it's your turn, girl, to cry

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    Na na na na na Writer/s: STEPHEN RAY PERRY
    Publisher: WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 11

  • Marsha Bailey from TorontoActually....the opening to this song is reminiscent of The Stripper, adding another layer to Steve's revenge song. And yes, the na na na na na is straight out of the schoolyard.
  • Patrick Omalley from BostonI'm amazed no one has mentioned this. The "na na" at the end isn't just a chant. It's like a little kid saying "na na, na na na", with that specific cadence, over and over.
  • Bryan from Atlanta, GaI'm surprised no one has commented on how the melody and song structure was lifted from Sam Cooke's "Nothing Can Change This Love" from 1962.
  • Pat from Saint Paul, MnOfficially 154 "na"s at the end of the song. (22 per verse x 7 repeats)
  • Shawn from MarylandIf you read the interview with the co-writer of "Oh, Sherry", and this factoid, you get the realization that Steve Perry is not a good guy to be in a relationship with. Think about it for a minute. Usually, women just don't get out of their "side bae's" car, in front of her boyfriend's apartment, and plant a long loving kiss goodbye...unless there's a good reason for it.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 21st, 1982 "Open Arms" peaked at #2 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it remained at #2 for six weeks, the first 3 weeks it was at #2, the #1 record was "Centerfold" by the J. Geils Band and for it's last 3 weeks at #2, the #1 record was "I Love Rock and Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 15th 1979, "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" " by Journey entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #86; and on October 21st, 1979 it peaked at #16 (for 2 weeks) and spent 20 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #12 on the Canadian RPM 100 Singles chart...
    Between 1978 and 1996 the quartet had twenty-five Top 100 records; five made the Top 10 with "Open Arms" being their biggest hit, it peaked at #2 (for 6 weeks) on February 21st, 1982.
  • Bob Minelli from Milwaukee, WiSteve Perry and that awesome voice and amazing hair! Long live Journey!
  • Michael from Austin, TxThis song is why I became a Journey fan!
  • James from Yucaipa, CaGreat song from 1979. Should of been a #1 hit. 9/11/10
  • Joshua from La Crosse, WiA nice bluesy tune... one of those songs that makes you wish Journey had done an "Unplugged" album. This would have sounded great as an acoustic number.
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