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See the stone set in your eyes

See the thorn twist in your side

I wait for you

Sleight of hand and twist of fate

On a bed of nails she makes me wait

And I wait without you

With or without you

With or without you

 

Through the storm we reach the shore

You give it all but I want more

And I'm waiting for you

With or without you

With or without you

I can't live with or without you

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To dream the impossible dream

To fight the unbeatable foe

To bear with unbearable sorrow

To run where the brave dare not go

To right the unrightable wrong

To love pure and chaste from afar

To try when your arms are too weary

To reach the unreachable star

 

This is my quest, to follow that star

No matter how hopeless, no matter how far

To fight for the right without question or pause

To be willing to march into Hell for a heavenly cause

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If you go out in the woods today,

You're sure of a big surprise;

If you go out in the woods today,

You'd better go in disguise:

 

For every bear that ever there was

Will gather there for certain, because

Today's the day the teddy-bears have their picnic.

 

Picnic-time for teddy-bears,

The little teddy-bears are having a lovely time today!

Watch them, catch them unawares,

And see them picnic on their holiday.

See them gaily gather 'bout.

They love to play and shout,

They never have any cares!

At six o'clock their mommies and daddies

Will take them home to bed,

Because they're tired little teddy-bears.

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I get up in the evening

And I ain't got nothing to say

I come home in the morning

I go to bed feeling the same way

I ain't nothing but tired

Man I'm just tired and bored with myself

Hey there baby I could use just a little help

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Get up / in the morning, slaving for bread, sir,

So that every mouth can be fed,

Poor me, the Israelite. Aah.

 

My wife and my kids, they are packed up and leave me.

Darling, she said, I was yours to be seen.

Poor me, the Israelite. Aah.

 

Shirt them a-tear up, trousers are gone.

I don't want to end up like Bonnie and Clyde.

Poor me, the Israelite. Aah.

 

Or, if you prefer :

:D
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Nine o'clock mornings, five o'clock evenings

I'd liven the pace if I could

Oh I'd rather have a ham in my sandwich than cheese

But complaining wouldn't do any good

 

Lay back in my armchair, close eyes and think clear

I can hear hoofbeats ahead

Roy and Trigger have just hit the hilltop

While the wife and the kids are in bed

 

And Roy Rogers is riding tonight

Returning to our silver screens

Comic book characters never grow old

Evergreen heroes whose stories were told

Oh the great sequin cowboy who sings of the plains

Of roundups and rustlers and home on the range

Turn on the t.v., shut out the lights

Roy Rogers is riding tonight

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In my dream I'm a western hero,

Riding my Palomino,

Silver Star, there you are, Silver Star.

 

Got my gun and my white ten-gallon,

Bigger than life, I reckon,

Silver Star, there you are, Silver Star.

 

Silver Star, Silver Star

In my dream I make much dinero

Chasin' the Bandelleros

Silver Star, there you are, Silver Star.

 

But he - he gave me a nine-to-five, honey,

Ain't livin' but I'm alive,

Sure cut me down to size,

He gave me the second prize.

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Oh it seemed forever stopped today

All the lonely hearts in London

Caught a plane and flew away

And all the best women are married

All the handsome men are gay

You feel deprived

 

Yeah are you questioning your size?

Is there a tumour in your humour,

Are there bags under your eyes?

Do you leave dents where you sit,

Are you getting on a bit?

Will you survive

You must survive

 

When there's no love in town

This new century keeps bringing you down

All the places you have been

Trying to find a love supreme

A love supreme

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Cracklin Rosie, make me smile

Girl if it lasts for an hour, that's all right

We got all night

To set the world right

Find us a dream that dont ask no questions, yeah

 

Oh, I love my Rosie child

You got the way to make me happy

You and me, we go in style

Cracklin Rose, you're a store-bought woman

You make me sing like a guitar hummin

So hang on to me, girl

Our song keeps runnin on

 

Play it now

Play it now, my baby

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Still dont know what I was waiting for

And my time was running wild

A million dead-end streets and

Every time I thought I'd got it made

It seemed the taste was not so sweet

So I turned myself to face me

But I've never caught a glimpse

Of how the others must see the faker

I'm much too fast to take that test

 

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (turn and face the strain)

Ch-ch-changes

Dont want to be a richer man

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (turn and face the strain)

Ch-ch-changes

Just gonna have to be a different man

Time may change me

But I cant trace time

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Anyone who ever held you

Would tell you the way I'm feeling

Anyone who ever wanted you

Would try to tell you what I feel inside

The only thing I ever wanted

Was the feeling that you ain't faking

The only one you ever thought about

Wait a minute cant you see that I

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Birds flying high you know how I feel

Sun in the sky you know how I feel

Breeze driftin' on by you know how I feel

 

It's a new dawn

It's a new day

It's a new life

For me

And I'm feeling good

 

Fish in the sea you know how I feel

River running free you know how I feel

Blossom on the tree you know how I feel

 

It's a new dawn

It's a new day

It's a new life

For me

And I'm feeling good

 

Feeling Good ~ Nina Simone

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A feelgood song has to be followed by The Smiths -

 

I decree today that life

Is simply taking and not giving

England is mine and it owe me a living

Ask me why and I'll spit in your eye

Ask me why and I'll spit in your eye

But we cannot cling to the old dreams anymore

No, we cannot cling to those dreams

Does the body rule the mind

Or does the mind rule the body?

I dunno

Under the iron bridge we kissed

And although I ended up with sore lips

It just wasn't like the old days anymore

No, it wasn't like those days

Am I still ill?

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I was 21 years when I wrote this song

I'm 22 now but I won't be for long

People ask me when will I grow up to understand

Why the girls I knew at school are already pushing prams

 

I loved you then as I love you still

Though I put you on a pedestal you put me on the pill

I don't feel bad about letting you go

I just feel sad about letting you know

 

I don't want to change the world

I'm not looking for a new England

Are you looking for another girl?

I don't want to change the world

I'm not looking for a new England

Are you looking for another girl?

 

Kirsty MacColl ~ A New England

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There is always someone for each of us they say

And you'll be my someone for ever and a day

I could search the whole world over until my life is through

But I know I'll never find another you

 

It's a long, long journey

So stay by my side

When I walk through the storm

You'll be my guide, be my guide

 

If they gave me a fortune my treasure would be small

I could lose it all tomorrow and never mind at all

But if I should lose your love, dear, I don't know what I'll do

For I know I'll never find another you

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There's / someone for everyone, and Tommy's love was Becky,

In her arms he didn't have to prove he was a man;

One day while he was workin', the Gatlin boys came callin',

They took turns at Becky.... there was three of them!

 

Tommy opened up the door and saw his Becky cryin',

The torn dress, the shattered look was more than he could stand;

He reached above the fireplace and took down his Daddy's picture,

As his tears fell on his Daddy's face, he heard these words again:

 

Promise me, son, not to do the things I've done,

Walk away from trouble if you can,

It won't mean you're weak if you turn the other cheek,

I hope you're old enough to understand:

Son, you don't have to fight to be a man.

 

The Gatlin boys just laughed at him when he walked into the bar-room,

One of them got up and met him halfway 'cross the floor,

When Tommy turned around they said, "Hey look! Ol' Yellow's leavin'!"

But you coulda heard a pin drop when Tommy stopped... and blocked the door.

 

Twenty years of crawlin' was bottled up inside him,

He wasnt holdin' nothin' back - he let em have it all;

When Tommy left the bar-room, not a Gatlin boy was standin',

He said, "This one's for Becky", as he watched the last one fall...

And I heard him say:

 

I promised you, Dad, not to do the things you'd done,

I walk away from trouble when I can;

Now please don't think I'm weak, I didn't turn the other cheek,

And, Papa, I sure hope you understand:

Sometimes you gotta fight when your'e a man.

 

Everyone considered him the coward of the county...

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And he said: "Son, this world is rough

And if a man's gonna make it, he's gotta be tough

And I knew I wouldn't be there to help ya along.

So I give ya that name and I said goodbye

I knew you'd have to get tough or die

And it's the name that helped to make you strong."

 

He said: "Now you just fought one hell of a fight

And I know you hate me, and you got the right

To kill me now, and I wouldn't blame you if you do.

But ya ought to thank me, before I die,

For the gravel in ya guts and the spit in ya eye

Cause I'm the son-of-a-bitch that named you "Sue.'"

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They call me 'Hell'

 

They call me 'Stacey'

 

They call me 'Her'

 

They call me 'Jane'

 

That's not my name

 

That's not my name

 

That's not my name

 

That's not my name

 

 

 

They call me 'Quiet Girl'

 

But I'm a riot

 

Mary, Jo, Lisa

 

Always the same

 

That's not my name

 

That's not my name

 

That's not my name

 

That's not my name

 

(linking word is NAME, can't do bold on my phone)

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You passed me by one sunny day

Flashed those big brown eyes my way

And oo I wanted you forever more

Now I'm not one that gets around

I swear my feet stuck to the ground

And though I never did meet you before

 

Chorus:

I said "Hello Mary Lou

Goodbye heart

Sweet Mary Lou

I'm so in love with you

I knew Mary Lou

We'd never part

So Hello Mary Lou

Goodbye heart"

 

I saw your lips I heard your voice

believe me I just had no choice

Wild horses couldn't make me stay away

I thought about a moonlit night

My arms about good an' tight

That's all I had to see for me to say

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We will fly way up high where the cold wind blows

Or in the sun, laughin' havin' fun with all the people that she knows

And if the situation should keep us separated, you know the world won't fall apart

And you will free the beautiful bird that's caught inside your heart

 

Can't you hear her, oh she cries so loud, casts her wild note over water and cloud

That's the way it's gonna be little darlin', we'll be riding on the horses yeah yeah

Way up in the sky little darli-in', and if you fall I'll pick you up, pick you up...

 

(haven't thought of Daryl Braithwaite in two years... this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D0HuZCF_PE really reminds me of Australian summers when growing up - the waves, shaking sand out of brightly coloured beach towels, the boogie boards, the ice cream, the boys on the verandah with guitars or beers - usually both - the bright sun, there was even (always) a dog with a ball.)

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Little darlin’, I love you,

Little darlin’, I need you,

Little darlin’, I want you,

Little darlin’, got to have you.

 

And if it means givin’ up my pride,

Oh, I’m gonna give it up, give it up,

There’s always one who loves more than the other,

I don’t mind, I don’t mind,

I’m willin’ to pay the price,

Have your love at any sacrifice.

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There are places I'll remember

All my life though some have changed

Some forever not for better

Some have gone and some remain

All these places have their moments

With lovers and friends I still can recall

Some are dead and some are living

In my life I've loved them all

 

But of all these friends and lovers

There is no one compares with you

And these memories lose their meaning

When I think of love as something new

Though I know I'll never lose affection

For people and things that went before

I know I'll often stop and think about them

In my life I love you more

 

(the word love is something of a wildcard in this chain, but still a chance for me to quote from one of my favouritest favourite songs)

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It's been seven hours and fifteen days

Since you took your love away;

I go out every night and sleep all day

Since you took your love away;

Since you been gone I can do whatever I want,

I can see whomever I choose,

I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant;

But nothing, I said nothing can take away these blues,

'cause nothing compares, nothing compares to you.

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I'm bumping this one up even though I posted last...

 

I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK;

I sleep all night and I work all day.

 

He's a lumberjack and he's OK;

He sleeps all night and he works all day.

 

I cut down trees, I eat my lunch,

I go to the lavatory;

On Wednesdays I go shopping

And have buttered scones for tea.

 

He cuts down trees, he eats his lunch,

He goes to the lavatory;

On Wednesdays he goes shopping

And has buttered scones for tea.

 

I cut down trees, I skip and jump,

I like to press wild flowers;

I put on women's clothing and hang around in bars.

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