songs

 

Look at you now with your boots and your yellow dress on / I could get up and dance until the dawn / all of my life I’ve been waiting for something to shine / heaven you know I won’t let go this time / haven’t you heard the bird’s not scared to sing / and I would give all that I have just to wear that ring / given the word the bird still dares to dream / and I would give all that I have just to wear that ring / look at the way that you blow when you walk in the room / suddenly every rose begins to bloom / all of my life I’ve been waiting for something to show / heaven it seems got lost so long ago / haven’t you heard the bird’s not scared to sing / and I would give all that I have just to wear that ring / given the word the bird still dares to dream / and I would give all that I have just to wear that ring / hanging around with my ear to the ground / by and by I figured it out / all of the action was passing me by without doubt / something was missing / it just started pissing me off so I started to sing / and I would give all that I have just to wear that ring / I would give all that I have just to wear that ring.

Amy girl now don’t be late for school / maybe I can teach you something new / continents and galaxies I’ll try to do my best / you should be there right among the rest / ask me any question that you please / Lord knows that I’ll answer some with ease / other ones might take some time / I’ll have to take a look / and see if I can find them in a book / Amy there are mysteries that I don’t even know / like why there’s black and white and high and low / and how someone could leave a girl / who giggles every time I catch her eye / you wonder why / Amy let’s go out and take the boys / I’ll be on the girls’ side again / Raphael and Mario are gonna cry and yelp / that’s all right the boys don’t need my help / this time kick it over by the fence / make sure that your foot’s on second base / give me just one little bounce / I’ll lift it to the sky / you run home and I’ll come right behind / Amy there are mysteries that I don’t even know / like why there’s day and night and fast and slow / and how someone could leave a girl / who won’t give up or settle for a tie / you wonder why / you wonder why.

One of these days you’re going to wake up / find another bird is singing by the bay / so far away / the more that you listen / the more you’ll want to run and see / this bird so free / but take a key before you go / don’t believe that I won’t love you anymore / go and find the kind of life you’re looking for / but take a key / take a key for the door / out of the window you’re going to see flowers / and you’ll wonder how these flowers came to grow / you’ll have to know / the longer you wonder / the further your thoughts are gonna lead / your heart from me / but take a key before you go / don’t believe that I won’t love you anymore / go and find the kind of life you’re looking for / but take a key / take a key for the door / late in the night you’re gonna have visions / there are thoughts and dreams that no one else can tell / serve them well / the closer you follow / the sooner your eyes are gonna see / your destiny / but take a key before you go / don’t believe that I won’t love you anymore / go and find the kind of life you’re looking for / but take a key / take a key for the door / take a key / take a key for the door.

Guess I’m going crazy / let’s just make this brief / see my hand is trembling now like a leaf / standing in the shadows / your legs so brown and thin / goodness sake I believe that I’m going to give in / angel of the river hear my cry / how this foolish life keeps passing by / in your hair is where these ribbons belong / angel of the river hear my song / once I was a young man / arrogant and proud / not afraid to stand outside of the crowd / once I was a young man / do believe it’s true / all these things in time are gonna happen to you / angel of the river hear my cry / how this foolish life keeps passing by / in your hair is where these ribbons belong / angel of the river hear my song / one kiss for the river / and one kiss for the moon / one kiss for the way that you light up the room / one kiss for your baby boy / and one kiss for the bed / one kiss for the way that you lay back your head / angel of the river hear my cry / how this foolish life keeps passing by / in your hair is where these ribbons belong / angel of the river hear my song / in your hair is where these ribbons belong / angel of the river hear my song.

If you are leaving then leave your dress next to me / I’ll pretend you’re still in bed / don’t wake me up now and try to confess to me / don’t cry and tell me you still want the best for me / as you go out of the door shut it quietly / watch that you don’t make a peep / slowly unfasten the ropes that you tied to me / don’t feel too bad for the way that you lied to me / take all my clothes and take all my money / take all the diamonds that glitter and gleam / take all the things I gave to you honey / but don’t take / no don’t take / please don’t take / my beautiful dream / don’t call me up now and say that you’re missing me / don’t let that telephone ring / I’m in a field and I’m happy and whistling / under a tree where the warm wind is kissing me / I see you now as the clouds are unpiling / you’re flying over to me / singing so sweet as you play on a violin / you’re still in love and you’ll always be smiling / take all my clothes and take all my money / take all the diamonds that glitter and gleam / take all the things I gave to you honey / but don’t take / no don’t take / please don’t take / my beautiful dream.

Let’s not turn our face away / before we seal the deal / eyes ahead let’s look into the coal / partner we’ve been traveling on this trail for many a year / no one here is dearer to my soul / still I know there’s different ways / and people have to roam / sometimes home’s alone on the inside / it would take a stronger man to roll away this stone / wish I had the will to still want to ride / flowers in the springtime soon are heading for a fall / happy / laughing times go by too fast / I’ve seen rivers beautiful and mountains oh so tall / but I’d give them all for something good that lasts / Lord I’d give them all for something good that lasts / look into the fire and begin to reminisce / laugh about the heists that went so wrong / seven bags of gold and not one penny to our name / wish I had the nerve to just run along / flowers in the springtime soon are heading for a fall / happy / laughing times go by too fast / I’ve seen rivers beautiful and mountains oh so tall / but I’d give them all for something good that lasts / Lord I’d give them all for something good that lasts.

Put the pedal to the metal my fine little kettle / fill your head full of steam as you start to dream / just inhale the stars as you bail to Mars / put the pedal to the metal again / sing it low / sing it sweet / as you walk the street / leave a space in your heart for a brand new dart / start to wake up and play every brand new day / sing it low / sing it over again / first we go down to the face of the mountain / then we get up on a separate stone / and we look down on a city of forest / cooking and dancing at home / tell the ghetto not to settle my fine little kettle / take the cars from the streets turn them into beats / take the planes from the sky make them weep and cry / tell the ghetto not to settle again / take a fire-red petal my fine little kettle / may the tales that I bring make you laugh and sing / may the language that I use make you sail and cruise / take a fire-red petal again / first we go down to the face of the mountain / then we get up on a separate stone / and we look down on a city of forest / cooking and dancing at home / put the pedal to the metal my fine little kettle / fill your head full of steam as you start to dream / just inhale the stars as you bail to Mars / put the pedal to the metal again.

Rise up early this morning / what goes on in the street / lines are already forming / the crack of a rainstorm is backing the beat / big heads to the left of me / and big heads to the right / hands you better get ready / to batten things down for a terrible flight / into this world we run / until the day that we die / we never know what will come / under the invisible eye / from sitting pretty and young / to old and just getting by / we never know what is done / under the invisible eye / go out later this evening / what goes on in the street / hard to believe in the way that we weave / but yet never once manage to meet / big heads on the corner / big heads tending the store / hands you better get ready / it’s gonna get rough / right outside of the door / into this world we run / until the day that we die / we never know what will come / under the invisible eye / from sitting pretty and young / to old and just getting by / we never know what is done / under the invisible eye.

Rolling shadows on the wall / haunted memories and dreams / footsteps echo in the hall / silence ripples in the seams / all the past is put away / and the lock has heard the key / soon the moon is going to play / to a midnight melody / there’s a man down on the street / got no room to lay his head / just a paper for a sheet / just some pavement for his bed / he’ll just wait until the day / cold and lonely as can be / soon the moon is going to play / to a midnight melody / rolling shadows on the wall / twisted memories and dreams / telephones that never call / diamond ring that never gleams / but for all that’s gone away / and no matter what will be / soon the moon is going to play / to a midnight melody / but for all that’s gone away / and no matter what will be / soon the moon is going to play / you a midnight melody.

Going down the rapids all alone / dead fish running down to take the sea / holy one the light is gone / each heart has turned to stone / going down the rapids all alone / stranded in the city of the night / no control and slipping on the street / holy one the light is lost / the stars are hidden from sight / stranded in the city of the night / going down the rapids now / the paddle snapped in two / you don’t know what you might have to do / holy one a ray of light / to melt each heart of stone / going down the rapids all alone / going down the freeway in a streak / each face unencumbered by a name / holy one the signs are set / the days grow into weeks / going down the freeway in a streak / going down the rapids now / the paddle snapped in two / you don’t know what you might have to do / holy one a ray of light / to melt each heart of stone / going down the rapids all alone / going down the rapids all alone.

Shady Grove / Shady Grove / somewhere to hide / when it gets hotter than a stove / by a stream / beside a stream / I’m wide awake / and it’s the middle of a dream / no more will I run / no more will I rove / Ellie Mae / Ellie Mae / I’ll call you up / in the middle of the day / I’ll call you up / all through the night / you have a way / of making everything right / no more will I run / no more will I rove / from Shady Grove / city street / city street / nowhere to run / there’s no escaping from the heat / in a haze / in a haze / you turn around / and watch them burning down the days / no more will I run / no more will I rove / from Shady Grove / no more will I run / no more will I rove / from Shady Grove.

 

 

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