Lookin' Out For #1
Bachman-Turner Overdrive Lyrics


Every day is an endless train
You've got to ride it to the end of the line
Be a troubleshooter
Blow the bad luck away
And you will make it to your station on time

And you'll find out every trick in the book
That there's only one way to get things done
You'll find out the only way to the top
Is looking out for number one
I mean you
Keep looking out for number one

Every night is a different game
We gotta work for our fortune and fame
Success is a ladder take a step at a time
And the people will remember your name

Yes I found out all the tricks of the trade
And that there's only one way
That you're gonna get things done
I found out the only way to the top
Is looking out for number one
And that's me
I'm looking out for number one

Every day is an endless train
But I ride it to the end of the line
I'm a real troubleshooter
And I blow it away
Know what's gonna get me mine

I found out every trick in the book
And that there's only one way to get things done
I found out the only way to the top
Is looking out for number one
I mean you
Keep looking out for number one
And that's us
Keep looking out for number one
That's me
I'm looking out for number one

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: RANDY BACHMAN

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cathy struska

This is so sweet, Randy Bachman is a class act. This sounds a bit like Steely Dan meets Pat Metheny. I love jazz, and this hits on all cylinders..Tj Struska

Filthy McNasty

See also BTO's 'Blue Coollar' and 'Welcome Home'.

Eric Steadman

So True🤘🤘🤘🤘

Pete Jackson

Well said Cathy

Pete Jackson

WELL SAID 😁🇺🇸

Julie Garcia

It reminds me of Michael Franks...I'm sure he covered it.

KirkSH52

Randy Bachman is dam good at his craft and this song shows his brilliance. He is a smart man to have put together this song with a diversity of riffs and clever lyrics. The song has a jazz blues edge and Randy is clearly a highly skillful guitarist. This song inspires me to want to learn how to read music in order to understand how Randy maneuvers on the fret board. This is clean sound with so many techniques implemented into one song a real treat for anyone with musical knowledge and talent. Randy has shown he is a true musician with his creativity in this awesome tune. I have spoken highly of this song for years. It will continue to be one of my favorites from a guitar standpoint. 

johnmaer

@B.J. Banditt In USA, Tom Sawyer was one of their biggest works....but for life of me, can't figure out why. I liked Fly by Night....early and first hit here, but it went downhill thereafter. Musical tastes are subjective.

johnmaer

@B.J. Banditt Rush were visually interesting....a lot of noise for extended periods of time...and each of the three knew their respective instrument and band role, but for me it never amounted to anything on a compositional level.....they simply spanned time and filled the void with musical matter. The fact that Yes, ELP, Crimsom and other prog. rock B-I bands were never inducted or even considered or got in only after half the band is dead.. ..is a travesty and shameful. I will stop now..be well....I give up.

johnmaer

@B.J. Banditt Don't want to start an argument, but I wasn't a fan of the decision to install Rush into Rock HOF. I've never quite figured out the Rush mystique musically except for Geddy's odd voice and incredible vocal range. Many of those names you mention probably are deserving of the Cleveland, OH recognition but doubt that they are enshrined there as yet. I like a couple of Toronto artists but they aren't really rock.....especially Celine. That is one talented set of vocal chords. LOL......in any event, Randy, Burton, Kurt Winter, et al. were very, very good and they warranted more critical praise.

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