Fits Ya Good
Recording Artist: Bryan Adams
Writers: Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Date Written: April 1980 / Vancouver Canada
Albums: You Want It, You Got It (A&M Records, 1981)
Bryan Adams Unplugged (A&M Records, 1997)
Charts: #15 - Billboard Top Tracks Chart / 1982 (11 weeks on the chart)
#35? - RPM Chart (Canada) / May-June? 1982
Audio 1:
  From the album "You Want It, You Got It" (1981)
Bryan Adams: rhythm guitar, vocal
Jamie Glaser: lead guitar
Tommy Mandel: keyboards
Brian Stanley: bass
Mickey Curry: drums
 
Recorded March 1981 at the Power Station, New York.  Produced by Bob Clearmountain and Bryan Adams.  Recorded and mixed by Bob Clearmountain.
Audio 2:
  From the album "Bryan Adams Unplugged" (1997)
Bryan Adams: guitar, vocal
Keith Scott: guitar
Tommy Mandel: keyboards
Patrick Leonard: keyboards
Dave Taylor: bass
Mickey Curry: drums
  Recorded September 26, 1997 at the Hammersmith Ballroom, New York
Cover versions: Also recorded by Hanover, Tove Naess
Comments:
Roland JC-120 "Jazz Chorus" amplifier. Bryan and I both owned one.  Mine was stolen from Armoury Studios in the mid 1990s >
I was quite surprised when Bryan pulled "Fits Ya Good" out of the vault for inclusion on his 1997 "MTV Unplugged" live recording. I like the song's rhythm and feel, but I've always thought the lyrics were somewhat "undernourished".

In addition to his Fender Stratocaster guitar, the Roland JC-120 "Jazz Chorus" amplifier was the main source of Bryan's guitar sound on the first two or three albums. That same guitar-amp combination figures prominently on the original "studio" recording of "Fits Ya Good".
Lyrics: Waiting here for the working day to end
Five o'clock and those walls just move in closer
You get home so down and worn out
It's understood

Ya, it fits ya good
Oh fits ya good
Ya, it fits ya good

Was a time you were bringing me down
But I know it's just the way you look at life
You don't know like I know, baby
I did all that I could

Now it fits ya good
Oh fits ya good
Ya, it fits ya good