LYRICS

Mind Over Matter

I'm living in this shack (I don't mind)
With just the shirt on my back (it don't matter)
Baby the future looks black - oh well/It's hard to pay the rent (I don't mind)
The bank won't gimme a cent (it don't matter)
All their money's been lent - what the hell
I don't mind and it don't matter
It's just a question of mind over matter
I got the world on a silver platter
If I don't mind it don't matter
I can't get out of bed (I don't mind)
And there's this pain in my head (it don't matter)
Alive is better than dead any old day
My car's been repossessed (I don't mind)
Failed my sobriety test (it don't matter)
And now I'm under arrest but that's okay
I don't mind and it don't matter
It's just a question of mind over matter
I got the world on a silver platter
If I don't mind it don't matter
Yes I've seen better days (I don't mind)
I'm in a permanent haze (it don't matter)
I guess it's more than a phase I'm goin' through
Maybe I'm starting to slip (I don't mind)
I must be losing my grip (it don't matter)
I think it's time for a nip don't you
I don't mind and it don't matter
It's just a question of mind over matter
I got the world on a silver platter
If I don't mind it don't matter
It's just a question of mind over matter
If I don't mind it don't matter
If I don't mind it don't matter
If I donít mind it donít matter

No Way No How Not Me

I'm so happy to be taking you out to dine
Happy to be plying you with fine wine
Happy to be floatin' upon cloud nine and to feel like a king
Happy to be taking you on that cruise
Happy to be buying you hi-heeled shoes
But the three-way with that guy is not my thing
No way no how not me/No way no how not me
No way no how not then not now no way no how not me
I'm so happy to be treating you like a queen
Happy to make believe I know what you mean
Happy you're the prettiest girl I've seen and I call you mine
Happy to be turning the lights down low
Happy to be going with the flow
But the whips and chains are where I draw the line
No way no how not me/No way no how not me
No way no how not then not now no way no how not me
I'm so happy to escort you anywhere
Happy to do all the home repair
Happy to be handling you with care and a tender touch
Happy to be snuggling up with you
And to let you pick the movie too
But the collar and the leash are just too much
No way no how not me
No way no how not me
No way no how not then not now no way no how not me
No way no how not me
No way no how not me
No way no how not then not now no way no how not me
No way no how not me
No way no how not me
No way no how not me

Doctor's Orders

(Doctor's orders/Doctor's orders)
The doctor told me to watch what I eat
But I'm getting hungry and you're looking sweet
(Doctor's orders/Doctor's orders)
The doctor told me to get out and run
But chasin' after you is much more fun
(Doctor's orders/Doctor's orders)
I got a new prescription
I got the doc to sign
He says I need a lotta love/And that suits me just fine
(Doctor's orders/Doctor's orders)
The doctor told me to lower my stress
Maybe we can start with you losing that dress
(Doctor's orders/Doctor's orders)
The doctor told me to go ride my bike
But riding on you is what I like
(Doctor's orders/Doctor's orders)
I got a new prescription
I got the doc to sign
He says I need a lotta love
And that suits me just fine
(Doctor's orders)
How about a little shot doc
(Doctor's orders)
Mm thatís better
Feels pretty good now
The doctor told me to get some fresh air
But I find it hard with you lying right there
(Doctor's orders/Doctor's orders)
The doctor told me to get me some rest
But I'm up all night pleasing you cause I'm obsessed
(Doctor's orders/Doctor's orders)
I got a new prescription
I got the doc to sign
He says I need a lotta love
And that suits me just fine
(Doctor's orders
Doctor's orders)
You could use a little acupuncture baby you seem a little stressed
Maybe it's time for a little deep tissue massage
Some physical therapy is just what the doctor ordered
Hide your sisters
Lock up your daughters
I'm looking for love
It's doctor's orders

Blacklisted in Bougieville

I had a sailboat with a fifty foot mast
I had a racehorse with a blue ribbon past
I smoked Cohibas Castro gave me for free
I drank bourbon that was older than me
I had connections that went straight to the top
I sold my stocks off just before they would drop
I bathed in Champagne and swam in fine wine
Spent a billion dollars that was never even mine
I just got richer with each scheme that I tried
But I got too hungry couldn't be satisfied
They finally caught me I'm the talk of the town
And it's a long way down
Blacklisted in Bougieville
Blacklisted in Bougieville
I'm on the run
The deal is done
Blacklisted in Bougieville
I'd fly my Learjet straight to Tokyo
For Jiro's sushi and get it to go
Jet to the Alps to ski on a whim
Hop to the Seychelles to go for a swim
Over to Bordeaux to pick up some wine
Then drive my Lamborghini straight to Tuscany to dine
To Brussels for truffles wrapped in gold leaf
Last stop Par-ee pour une boisson digestive
I stole from Peter so I could pay Paul
But I went crazy - I wanted it all
They finally caught me I'm the talk of the town
And it's a long way down
Blacklisted in Bougieville
Blacklisted in Bougieville
Iím on the run/The deal is done
Blacklisted in Bougieville
The party's over I had a good ride
Looks like I'm going to spend some time inside
The Feds are driving me to Sing Sing in style
I'm gonna have to kiss the good life bye for awhile
Blacklisted - blacklisted - blacklisted in Bougieville
Blacklisted - blacklisted - blacklisted in Bougieville
Blacklisted - blacklisted - blacklisted in Bougieville
Iím on the run
This ain't no fun
Blacklisted in Bougieville
You want me to put that orange thing on?
My tailor is going to be furious
Has anybody seen the sommelier?
Why is that big guy smiling at me?

Little Big Shot

Been a little while since I've seen daylight
I'm working real hard all through the night
It takes a lot of time and an eagle eye
To be the brightest star in the online sky
Little big shot oh little big shot
Little big shot oh little big shot
My profile pic is photoshop clean
Tuned and tweaked for a laptop screen
I look outrageous and I never grow old
My cyber cred is good as gold
Little big shot oh little big shot
Little big shot oh little big shot
Little big shot oh little big shot
Little big shot oh little big shot
oh oh oh oh - oh oh oh oh
Little big shot oh little big shot
Little big shot oh little big shot
oh oh oh oh - oh oh oh oh
Little big shot oh little big shot
Little big shot oh little big shot
I got friends from here to Timbuktu
Who like to like me and they do
The pokes and tags and tweets don't stop
íCause I'm the king and I'm on top
Little big shot oh little big shot
Little big shot oh little big shot
Little big shot oh little big shot
Little big shot oh little big shot

Slaughtered By Love

You strike and I have no defense
Your love is just so intense
I'm ready to run but there's nowhere to hide
You could blitz me on the bed I made
Your strategy is so well-played
I would surrender if you'd lay by my side
Slaughtered by love
Drawn and quartered by love
Slaughtered by love what a way to die
I'm as tough as GI Joe
Dressed in camouflage from head to toe
If love is a battle baby gimme some more
Bring it on I won't retreat
'Cause even if it's bittersweet
This is love that I'm fighting for
Slaughtered by love/\
Drawn and quartered by love
Slaughtered by love what a way to die
Slaughtered bylove
Water-boarded by love
Slaughtered by love I can't say goodbye
You got me in your sights
Call the chaplain give me my last rites
Fire that rocket and blow me away
Maybe all is fair in love and war
But I sure like that love part more
And I wanna live to fight another day
Slaughtered by love
Drawn and quartered by love
Slaughtered by love what a way to die
Slaughtered by love/Water-boarded by love
Slaughtered by love I can't say goodbye

Gimme Some Green

Green baby green baby
Gimme some green
Life's more fun when you got some money honey
Life's more fun when you got some money
Life's more fun when you got some money honey
Green baby green baby
Gimme some green
Life's more fun when you got some money
Yes it's the truth no it isn't very funny
I know a way to make the cloudy sky turn sunny
Green baby green baby
Gimme some green
A little money each month I can clear
Into the bank where it won't go for beer
But after twelve months at the end of the year there's still no/Green baby green baby
Gimme some green
Life's more fun when you got some money honey
Life's more fun when you got some money
Life's more fun when you got some money honey
Green baby green baby
Gimme some green
Love is more important than a dollar bill
I've always felt that way and I feel that way still
Thank god I love my money and I always will give me some
Green baby green baby
Gimme some green
It doesn't matter if you're black or you're white
Pink or purple too dark or too bright
There's just one color that makes everything right gimme some
Green baby green baby
Gimme some green
Life's more fun when you got some money honey
Life's more fun when you got some money
Life's more fun when you got some money honey
Green baby green baby
Gimme some green
Money can't buy happiness you've heard that refrain
I'm sure that it's the truth but let me be very plain
If I'm going to be unhappy just one thing can ease my pain
Green baby green baby<,br/>Gimme some green
Life's more fun when you got some money honey
Life's more fun when you got some money
Life's more fun when you got some money honey
Cold hard cash
Life's more fun when you got some money honey
Life's more fun when you got some money
Life's more fun when you got some money honey
Green baby green baby
Gimme some green

Can I Get A Volunteer

Please don't disappoint me dear
Won't you be my volunteer
I guess this place is quite a dump
But it feels like home to me
I get my water from that pump
It ain't too clean but it's free
Yes my lawn is overgrown
My hungry dog don't seem to mind
Guess I'm used to being alone
Though I don't take to it too kind
Can I get a volunteer
I could really use a hand
Someone who will understand
Things are not as they appear
Someone to wipe away the tear
And to look beneath the skin
To forgive the shape I'm in
Can I get a volunteer
My conversations can fall flat
Though I'm pretty good with a clichť
And though I'd really like to chat
In fact I don't have much to say
But please don't judge this book I pray
By the cover that you see
Maybe you could find a way
To spend some time with me
Can I get a volunteer
I could really use a hand
Someone who will understand
Things are not as they appear
Someone to wipe away the tear
And to look beneath the skin
To forgive the shape I'm in
Can I get a volunteer
I like to watch a good ball game
But my TV's on the blink
And if to you it's all the same
I think I'll fix myself a drink
I may not be a classy guy
But I've got needs like any Joe
And I can't help but wonder why
Girls don't stay they always go
Can I get a volunteer
I could really use a hand
Someone who will understand
Things are not as they appear
Someone to wipe away the tear
And to look beneath the skin
To forgive the shape I'm in
Can I get a volunteer
Please don't disappoint me dear
Won't you be my volunteer

Crazy Good

I won't forget the night I can't recall
My friends all tell me that I had a ball
We set 'em up we knocked 'em down
Did the deed got out of town
Strange I don't remember it at all
But making memories can become a grind
Slowly I began to lose my mind
Almost any girl would do
On a good night maybe two
Now I'm gonna leave all that behind
íCause it's crazy good
Just what I've been waiting for
Crazy good right on time
Crazy good
Everything I want and more it's
Crazy good now that I'm with you
Wasted nearly every night and day
Lost a few good brain cells on the way
Never thought I'd catch your glance/Never thought we'd do the dance/Never thought that I would ever say
That it's crazy good
Just what I've been waiting for
Crazy good right on time
Crazy good/Everything I want and more it's
Crazy good now that I'm with you
Darling I just haven't got a clue
What I might have done to deserve you
Never said my prayers at night
Barely learned to read and write
From now on I'll stick to you like glue
íCause it's crazy good
Just what I've been waiting for
Crazy good
Everything I want and more it's
Crazy good
Never felt like this before it's
Crazy good now that I'm with you

Out On A Limb

Climbin' up a tree
Goin' way up high
I'm not looking down
I don't wanna die
Shakin' like a leaf
But I just can't stop
I'm not lettin' up
'Til I'm on the top
Iím out on a limb
Gonna shake it baby shake it (shake it shake it yeah yeah)
Iím out on a limb
If thereís a risk Iím gonna take it
I break another branch
I jump a little higher
There's no net below
I'm walking on a wire
I shiver and I shake
Like a scaredy-cat
But you're a pretty bird
And I'm going after that
Iím out on a limb
Gonna shake it baby shake it (shake it shake it yeah yeah)
Iím out on a limb
If thereís a risk Iím gonna take it
Iím out on a limb
Gonna shake it baby shake it (shake it shake it yeah yeah)
Iím out on a limb
If thereís a risk Iím gonna take it (shake it shake it yeah yeah)
Iím out on a limb
Gonna fake it 'til I make it (shake it shake it yeah yeah)

Broken And Blue

Everyone's out on the town for the night except me
Since you put me down I'm the fool that you meant me to be
How did you know I would be so naÔve - I believed
Oh oh what can I do
Oh oh I'm so broken and blue over you
We hit all the right places saw all the right faces to see
But I know now behind all the smiles they were laughing at me
Your little joke finally broke me down - I'm your clown
Oh oh what can I do
Oh oh I'm so broken and blue over you
You - you had it all
Don't let me fall like your other men
Please don't break my heart
Why can't we start all over again
I never thought love could be bought and sold - you're so cold
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh what can I do
Oh oh I'm so broken and blue over you

 

Handle Me With Care

I forgive you for the two black eyes - they're still healing
The concussion was the big surprise - my head's still reeling
Now my front tooth has another chip - but I'm still smilin'
Hope the stitches in my lip don't rip - or 911 I'm dialin'
Don't hit me baby I'm a lover not a fighter
Don't hit me baby I'm a lover not a fighter
Play nice - play fair
Handle me with care
I didn't mind it when you threw that brick - but I'm still achin'
Thought an ice pack might just do the the trick - I was mistaken
You know the scratches on my arm still hurt - they're still healin'
I can hide them with a long sleeve shirt - and I'm not squealin'
Don't hit me baby I'm a lover not a fighter
Don't hit me baby I'm a lover not a fighter
Play nice - play fair
Handle me with care
C'est la vie - c'est la guerre
I know you got a fire burnin' down there
Come on baby - fair is fair/Handle me with care
I forgave you when you smashed my strat - she was a beauty
Then you hit me with the baseball bat - you're so moody
I bet someday you try to break my nose - why not just kick me
íCause I know if I want to smell that rose - a thorn might just prick me
Don't hit me baby I'm a lover not a fighter
Don't hit me baby I'm a lover not a fighter
Play nice - play fair
Handle me with care
Play nice - play fair
Handle me with care
Play nice - play fair/Handle me with care

 

 

Shine Shine Shine

Give me a taste of your fine red wine
Then everybody gonh be feelin' fine
We're gonna party til we see that sun shine shine shine
I wanna see you dancin' on that floor
Don't wanna see you walkin' out that door
Give me a little and you know I want a whole lot more
Come on baby give me some kind of sign
To let me know that your mine all mine
We're gonna party til we see that sun shine shine shine

Sweet Ginny Rose

Let me introduce to you
The thorn of my desire
Take a look and see how she glows
Got a heart that's pure and true
Sets my soul on fire
Talking 'bout my Sweet Ginny Rose
Asked her out but she don't wanna
Bet her love is pure nirvana
My Sweet Ginny Rose
Free from every worldly care
Happy just to be
Peaceful like a river she flows
Beautiful beyond compare
Such a sight to see
Talking 'bout my sweet Ginny Rose
She's seen the light she feels so free
One with everything but me
My Sweet Ginny Rose
Oh my Sweet Ginny Rose
Like honeysuckle in the sun
See her spirit shine
Dripping love wherever she goes
Smiles so bright for everyone
My that girl is fine
Talking 'bout my Sweet Ginny Rose
Come on Ginny treat me nice
Squeeze me into Paradise
My Sweet Ginny Rose
Oh my Sweet Ginny Rose

I Ain't Got You

I've got the pictures inside the drawer
I've got the ring that you don't wear no more
I've got my heart it still beats true
But I ain't got you
I've got the bed it seems so wide
I've got the extra pillow on the other side
I've got the room it's got the view
But I ain't got you
(I ain't got you) Oh I've got everything baby
(I ain't got you) Everything from A to Z
(I ain't got you) But everything means nothing
If you're not here with me
I've got the house it's on the hill
I'm livin' large and I've got time to kill
I've got the ocean the lakefront too
But I ain't got you
I've got the pool I keep it filled
With fine champagne that's always perfectly chilled
I've got the yacht it's got the crew
But I ain't got you
I've got a room full of Armani suits
I've got another room of snakeskin boots
Arabian horses I got a slew
But I ain't got you
(I ain't got you) Oh I've got everything baby
(I ain't got you) Everything from A to Z
(I ain't got you) But everything means nothing
If you're not here with me
I've got the Porsche I've got the Lexus
I've got a wine cellar the size of Texas
And I've got a bird - she can parlez-vous
But I ain't got you
I've got hedge funds stocks and bonds
I've got brunettes and I've got blondes
And I've got a redhead she's twenty-two
But I ain't got you
I've got diamonds I've got jade
I've got chefs maids and butlers on parade
I've got a band they stop on cue
But I ain't got you
(I ain't got you) Oh I've got everything baby
(I ain't got you) Everything from A to Z
(I ain't got you) But everything means nothing
If you're not here with me
(I ain't got you) Oh I've got all these riches baby
(I ain't got you) I'm as rich as rich can be
(I ain't got you) But all these riches don't mean nothing
If you're not here with me/No these riches don't mean nothing
If you're not here with me/No these riches don't mean nothing
If you're not here with me

Caroline Yes

When Caroline says yes
I feel like a man truly blessed
When Caroline says yes
I feel like a man truly blessed
I leave all my earthly cares and woes behind
When she wiggles out of her little red dress
But when Caroline says no
Those cold cold winds do blow
When Caroline says no
Those cold cold winds do blow
Like a bee without his buzz
A dog without his bone
My spirit has nowhere to go
Caroline oh Caroline
Give me all your love
And tell me you'll be mine
Caroline oh Caroline
I'm gone
Without you I just can't go on

Time On My Hands

See the clock go tick tick tock All the live long day
The minute hand he's making plans
The second hand obeys
Another day faded away
And where the hell have I been
Another night has taken flight
And won't be back again
I've got time - time on my hands
Worlds of time - time on my hands
Since she left the hours stretch
Into eternity
The sun don't shine not on my dime
Since she went away
It's half past and I'm half mast
I'm living day to day
I'm sinking fast through the hourglass
Into the hands of fate
I've got time - time on my hands
Worlds of time - time on my hands

Runnin' Out of Time

Where have you been itís quarter to ten
Youíre just nowhere to be seen
You said youíd be here by seven fifteen
I believe you and then you wrong me again and again
Where could you be itís quarter to three
You're still nowhere to be found
I guess Iíll just wait tilí you come around
Thereís no guarantee that youíll ever be straight up with me
Iím so blind and so inclined
To think you could be mine
What a crime it blows my mind
Weíre runniní out of time
Where did you go your face is aglow
Iím hoping that you might confess
Your hair is a mess and so is your dress
Your eyes always show what your heart never wants me to know
Go and run free you can trust me
I promise I won't love you less
But your hair is a mess and so is your dress
One day you'll see just how lonely a false heart can be

I'll Fix Your Wagon

I went out to paint my wagon but someone stole the paint
I went out to paint my wagon but someone stole the paint
I was gonna get my big wheels turning - now I guess I ain't
I used to pull you on that wagon underneath the sun's red glare
Used to pull you on that wagon underneath the sun's red glare
You would read me your favorite poets - Rod McKuen and Baudelaire
(You're gonna get yours)
Honey you should never have done this thing to me
I'll fix your wagon just you wait and see
I dragged you 'cross the heartland past the amber waving grain
Dragged you 'cross the heartland past the amber waving grain
Through purple mountains' majesty 'til we parked in lovers' lane
That's where you told me we were not meant to be
That's where you told me we were not meant to be
We got there at two thirty we left at twenty to three
(You're gonna get yours)
Karma's gonna get you no one rides for free
I'll fix your wagon -just you wait and see

I Hear They Shoot Horses

I nearly died last night ainít it a sin
Ainít it a crime and a shame
Floatin' in champagne & swimmin' in gin
Barely remembered my name
I threw a party but nobody showed
Drinkiní alone wasnít fun
Feels like my head is about to explode
Look at the damage youíve done
I hear they shoot horses
Why don't you finish what you start
I hear they shoot horses
Aw shoot me right through the heart
Ainít got the courage for Russian Roulette
Iím still afraid of the dark
Shakin' like James Brown I'm in a cold sweat
This ainít no walk in the park
I can't believe that I'm saying all this
I know you don't care at all
You got me sinking into the abyss
Taking my last curtain call
I hear they shoot horses
Why don't you finish what you start
I hear they shoot horses
Aw shoot me right through the heart
I nearly died last night ain't it a scream
Ain't it a blast ain't it fun
Look at me now hey Iím liviní the dream
Don't make me choke on this gun
I never thought you would turn out to be
A Marquis de Sade devotee
You get your rocks off on my misery
When one shot could put me away
I hear they shoot horses
Why don't you finish what you start
I hear they shoot horses
Aw shoot me right through the heart

EGirl

EGIRL Ain't got no virus ain't got no spam
Got a big ol' hard drive and tons of ram
Wanna get connected filled out the form
Retyped my password I'm getting warm
(eGirl) Bet you're sweet I bet you're fine
(eGirl) Just one click will make you mine
(eGirl) E - G - I - R - L
I'd like a blonde girl or better yet
A fine young redhead turned brunette
I know you're out there I know you're fine
I'm going to find you in that data mine
(eGirl) You know you're driving me mad
(eGirl) Best girl that I never ever had
(eGirl) E - G - I - R - L
I can instant message I read my alerts
Got me a firewall no one gets hurt
Sent you my profile sent you my pic
Sent you my preferences so call me quick
(eGirl) Let's make love by the light of the screen
(eGirl) Cutest girl I've never ever seen
(eGirl) E - G - I - R - L
I lift my finger click on your thumb
Push your button here you come
Turn on your cookies throw me a crumb
Unlock your spyware 'cause here I come
(eGirl) Can't touch you but I'm so in love
(eGirl) You're the only one I'm dreamin' of
(eGirl) E - G - I - R - L
(eGirl) You know you're driving me mad
(eGirl) Best girl that I never ever had
(eGirl) E - G - I - R - L

The Bucket Song

Throw that Jackson down
The JHB's in town
The cash goes in that cup
We're gonna fill that bucket up
Let that five-spot drop
Don't let the music stop
Trade Abie for a song
We're gonna groove the whole night long
One
Five
Ten
Twenty
Fifty
A Hundred
Five Hundred
Make it a Grand
Let that Franklin fly
Kiss that c-note goodbye
That Grant has got to go
Step aside it's time to blow
One
Five
Ten
Twenty
Fifty
A Hundred
Five Hundred
Make it a Grand
If you dig that sound
You better lay that money down
Thank the Lord above
And show this band some love

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The Only Fool

You might fool somebody sometime
Someone else a time or two
But there's only one you can fool forever babe
I'm the only fool for you
There's a rumor that you don't want me
But I know it can't be true
I wonder who they think they're fooling
I'm the only fool for you
I know you're only teasing
So go out and have your fun
You'll come running back to me
When all is said and done
Oh baby
What you trying to do
I wonder who you think you're fooling
I'm the only fool for you
It hurts to see you with him
And to think that you don't care
I can see his arms around you
When it's mine that should be there
Holding you babe
What's a poor man supposed to do
I wonder who you think you're fooling
I'm the only fool for you
I'm the only fool for you

Fabulous

Say hello and shake his hand
Bask in the glow and understand
Fabulous - Fabulous
He's got the hair, he's got the look
His savoir-faire will get you hooked
On Fabulous - Fabulous
Mr. Fabulous has come to stay
So make him feel at home
Mr. Fabulous will win the day
But how strange - he has nothing to say
Did you catch his glance or did he look right through
Did you miss your chance or are you going to
Be Fabulous - Fabulous
He's so debonair and nonchalant
It's just not fair all you want
Is to be Fabulous - Fabulous
Mr. Fabulous has come to stay
So make him feel at home
Mr. Fabulous will win the day
But how strange - he has nothing to say
He stands so tall, he's so genteel
Makes you feel so small when all you want is to feel
Fabulous - Fabulous
Mr. Fabulous has come to stay
So make him feel at home
Mr. Fabulous will win the day
But how strange - he has nothing to say
Yes how strange - he has nothing to say
Mr. Fabulous

Thirteen Feet of Rain

I stand by and watch the water
I hope and pray in vain
'Cause I know now I have lost her
Under Thirteen feet of rain
Everything I ever cared for
Every heartbreak every pain
It's all buried down there with her
Under Thirteen Feet of Rain
I walk the streets of my dry city
With a pounding in my brain
My mind's drowning down there with her
Under Thirteen Feet of Rain
How I cried the day I lost her
I still cry, cry, cry in vain
How I wish that I could join her
Under Thirteen Feet of Rain
I stand by and watch the water
I hope and pray in vain
How I wish that I could join her
Under Thirteen Feet of Rain
How I wish that I could join her
Under Thirteen Feet of Rain

Up For Grabs

I take the train to my job in the city
Squeeze into my cubicle - I'm sittin' pretty
Not one happy face on the whole damn floor
I wonder what the hell I'm doing it for
Sometimes it feels like my life is Up For Grabs
I take the same train to get home at night
Walk ten blocks and up five flights
My kids are watching adult TV
My mother-in-law's visiting from Canarsie
Sometimes it feels like my life is Up For Grabs
Hold me now baby I'm Up For Grabs
Squeeze me my darling I'm Up For Grabs
That mound of paper that sits on my desk
I approach it like it's a hornet's nest
My boss marches in - he's such a sweaty thing
Then the goddam phone begins to ring
Sometimes it feels like my life is Up For Grabs
Hold me now baby I'm Up For Grabs
Squeeze me my darling I'm Up For Grabs
My how the time flies it's six A.M.
Get up get dressed do it all over again
Choo-choo train go clickety clack
My sleepy head stuck on an aching back
Sometimes it feels like my life is Up For Grabs
Hold me now baby I'm Up For Grabs
Squeeze me my darling I'm Up For Grabs

She Reminded Me of You

Baby I got drunk last night
Yeah I know it ain't right
But sometimes my life just feels like such a mess
I don't mean to cause you pain
I just wanted to explain
And get this little heartache off my chest
Well you know how one thing leads to another
And you lose yourself in the lure of something new
I tried baby I tried but there was nothin' I could do
She was so beautiful She Reminded Me Of You
Don't know how she could have known how much I like Patron
But she poured me a glass while we sat by the window where the warm night breeze blew
We sipped it slowly like champagne while outside a Mexican band played some sweet refrain
And little by little my interest grew and grew
Well you know how one thing leads to another
And you lose yourself in the lure of something new
Tried to make my escape
Then she peeled me one more grape
She was so beautiful She Reminded Me Of You
Now the boys in the band - they all understand
They know that sometimes these things can get out of one's control
But I'll bet you a peso - hell, make it a dime - if you give him some time
God will grant you relief from the torment in your soul
Well you know how one thing leads to another
And you lose yourself in the lure of something new
Tried to make my getaway
Then she revealed her lingerie
She was so beautiful She Reminded Me Of You
She was so beautiful She Reminded Me Of You

In Love With Love

Time and time again I track you down so I can walk with you
And every chance I get I try to call so I can talk with you
You may think that Iím a fool to carry on this way
I know Iím no genius - you think Iím uncool
Iíll buy a little car so maybe you and I can get away
Iíll buy a little house where we can be together every day
You may think that Iím a fool to carry on this way
I feel like our romance fits me like a glove
I wonder could I be the guy that youíve been dreaming of
I wonder if Iím just In Love With Love
I'll get a job so I can pay for all the games you like to play
I'll send you roses every day and hope that you will want to stay
You may think that Iím a fool to carry on this way
I wonder if you'll want me when push comes to shove
I wonder if I'll be the guy that youíll be dreaming of
I wonder if Iím just In Love With Love
I wonder if Iím just In Love With Love
I wonder if Iím just In Love With Love

Say You'll Stay

They tempt and they tease you
They take you right in
They turn and deceive you
Then caress you again
They stick you like needles
They prick you like pins
Words are the weapons
The battle begins
I know words aren't worth much
And I know talk is cheap
And promises between us
Are sometimes hard to keep
Say You'll Stay
Say You'll Stay
You can wound with a whisper
You can soothe with a sigh
You can tell me you're leaving
You can tell me you'll try
I know words aren't worth much
I know talk is cheap
And promises between us
Are sometimes hard to keep
Say You'll Stay
Say You'll Stay
I know broken spirit
I know wounded pride
But do words have the power
To steal you from my side
We've talked 'til we're tongue tied
We're broken in two
But there's still one more thing
I need you to do
Say You'll Stay
Say You'll Stay

Dreaming

Children are playing a game in the sand
Lovers are walking hand in hand
They look as happy as happy can be
But you can't believe all you see
Wildflowers blooming - the green grass is long
Songbird is singing his wordless song
They say that springtime always follows the cold
But you can't believe all you're told
Tell me I'm Dreaming, Dreaming
Come wake me up with a kiss, tell me it's just a dream
We were together so happy and free
The world was spinning just for you and me
We were on fire, it felt so real
But you can't believe all you feel
Tell me I'm Dreaming, Dreaming
Come wake me up with a kiss, tell me it's just a dream
I read your letter again and again
Those parting words that always do me in
I know some wounds can take time to mend
But I can't believe it's the end
Tell me I'm Dreaming, Dreaming
Come wake me up with a kiss, tell me it's just a dream
Tell me I'm Dreaming, Dreaming
Come wake me up with a kiss, say it's only a dream

Everything

I want a new car
I want a new boat
I want a new hat
I want a new coat
I need a new look
I need a new style
I want a new face
With a brand new smile
There's no satisfaction
Enough ain't enough
Gimme gimme more of that stuff
I want a new Everything
I want a new Everything
I want a new Everything
And I want it now
I want a new Everything
I want a new Everything
I want a new Everything
And how
I want out of the red
Wanna get me some green
Wanna wear the new black
When I hit the new scene
I want a new phone
With a brand new ring
With a big fat stone
For my brand new fling
There's no satisfaction
Enough ain't enough
Gimme gimme more of that stuff
I want a new Everything
I want a new Everything
I want a new Everything
And I want it now
I want a new Everything
I want a new Everything
I want a new Everything
And how
I want a new life
With some new fun
On a new beach
Under a new sun
I want a new you
I want a new me
I wanna see God
On a plasma TV

There's no satisfaction
Enough ain't enough
Gimme gimme more of that stuff
I want a new Everything
I want a new Everything
I want a new Everything
And I want it now
I want a new Everything
I want a new Everything
I want a new Everything
And how

Aveline

Our two paths crossed and I got lost
In love with Aveline
Somehow I fell - she cast a spell
I longed for Aveline
With her hair of golden brown
Eyes of emerald green
Got off my track but still went back
For more of Aveline
And soon I found my life was bound
And tied to Aveline
I lost my will - lived for the thrill
Got high on Aveline
With her hair of golden brown
Eyes of emerald green
I once stood tall but now I crawl
I'm hooked on Aveline
I've lost control - I've sold my soul
I live for Aveline
She's in my blood - I need a flood
Of love from Aveline
With her hair of golden brown
Eyes of emerald green
It's her I crave - I'll be her slave
I'll die for Aveline
So don't say no - don't let me go
I need you Aveline

Harsh Light

I lay my head atop my bed
I pray for sleep - can't get no relief
All I get is a Harsh Light shining on me
Shining on me
Ain't I forlorn as I greet the new morn
Ain't I a case as I wash my face
Whatever happened to the sweet sunshine
Yours and mine
All that's left is this Harsh Light shining on me
Shining on me
Not very far is this little past its prime bar
I always go there to think - but what I do there is drink
And try to block out that Harsh Light shining on me
Shining on me
So let me propose a toast to that sweet girl's ghost
A little bit of cheer and then I'm out of here
Whatever happened to the sweet sunshine
Yours and mine
All that's left is this Harsh Light shining on me
Shining on me
Can't rub your goodbyes out of these bloodshot eyes
I guess I get what's coming to me
For giving myself the third degree
Whatever happened to the sweet sunshine
Yours and mine
All that's left is this Harsh Light shining on me
Shining on me
Shining on me
Shining on me
(Shine shine shine)
(Shine shine shine)

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Rollin' with the Punches

Desire was his affliction
Misfortune was his fate
She became his addiction
And by then it was too late
She knew she'd found her victim
He knew that he'd found love
It wasn't just his heart that tricked him
It was the brick in the velvet glove

Yeah he was takin' chances
And she was talkin' sweet
Now look how well she dances
When she's shooting at his feet

He's rollin' with the punches
For love you've got to fight
He's rollin' with the punches
And they'll be at it all night

He wasn't looking for disaster
Just for a little thrill
But both their hearts beat faster
When she was waiting for the kill
Ask him what's so appealing
He might answer with a grin
It's love that keeps him feeling
And he takes love right on the chin

After all this he's still standing
A little worse for wear and tear
She swings and they keep landing
He just doesn't seem to care

He's rollin' with the punches
For love you've got to fight
He's rollin' with the punches
And they'll be at it all night
He's rollin' with the punches
She's going to make him pay
He's rollin' with the punches
Until one puts him away

He knew how much he wanted
He didn't know how much he'd get
It ain't over 'til it's over
Don't count him out just yet

He's rollin' with the punches
For love you've got to fight
He's rollin' with the punches
And they'll be at it all night
He's rollin' with the punches
She's going to make him pay
He's rollin' with the punches
Until one puts him away

Lie to Me

See it now it's disappearing
That pretty little line
Gone just as your lips part
And they're about to meet with mine

First I need to hear them loud and clear
See them form the words I hold so dear
Nothing else could dry every little tear

Lie to me
Tell me anything but don't let this end
Try for me
It will be sweeter if you pretend
Lie to me
I need to dream

Like a novel in a bookcase
Locked away without a key
If there's any way to read you
It's a mystery to me

If the words won't come and you find love leaving
There's something to be said for the art of deceiving
Say it like you mean it and I'll believe

Lie to me
Tell me anything but don't let this end
Try for me
It will be sweeter if you pretend
Lie to me
I need to dream

If you can't imagine a happy ending
Just hold me in your arms and we'll start pretending
There's a simple cure I can recommend

Lie to me
Tell me anything but don't let this end
Try for me
It will be sweeter if you pretend
Lie to me
I need to dream
Lie to me
I need to dream

Like So

No one else can enter here
This place is just for you and me
Deeper we will disappear
By degree

Side by side we slip away
And leave the world behind somehow
No tomorrow no yesterday
Only now

One more time
Before you have to go
One more time
Like so

Just what we were meant to do
What time was invented for
And when I have all of you
I want more

In the way that dreams begin
Like sand that slips into the sea
This is where I've always been
And where I'll always be

One more time
Before you have to go
One more time
Like so

In the way that dreams begin
Like sand that slips into the sea
This is where I've always been
And where I'll always be

One more time
Before you have to go
One more time
Like so

One more time
Before you have to go
One more time
Like so

Valentine's Day

I miss you the most on Valentine's Day
I just sit and watch the dark hours slip away

I know that it's over
There's nothing left to say
I miss you the most on Valentine's Day

We were so in love Valentine's Day
I thought we would be together come what may

But promises are broken
And dreams just melt away
I woke to find you gone on Valentine's Day

On that chilly morning
You didn't tell me why
You didn't see the roses
You didn't say goodbye
No words of explanation
No lingerie or lace
But the verses of your valentine
Were written on my face

I know you had your reasons
I know you couldn't stay
But did you have to leave on Valentine's Day

It was all too clear Valentine's Day
Every dream comes with a special price to pay

But all this dream has left me
Is this wilted old bouquet
And me missing you most on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day

Turn Time Around

Water runs uphill
In this dream of mine
The daffodil
Shrinks into the vine

In my mind I'm winding and rewinding to the end

Turn Time around
Turn Time around
Turn Time around I want you back again

The bluebird flies
And sings his backward song
In the eastern skies
The sun goes down

Fumbling in the dark to find your warm wide open arms

Turn Time around
Turn Time around
Turn Time around I want you back again

Time waits for no one
As it marches along
Never knowing the difference
Between right and wrong

It's a long way there
Where I felt you next to me
It's a long way there
Come and see

I close my eyes and wait for you to drift back into view

Turn Time around
Turn Time around
Turn Time around I want you back again

Dry Your Eyes

Catching all your bitter tears
Drying your cheek with a kiss
By your side for all these years
And it all adds up to this

Dry your eyes
Dry your eyes

Time has turned us both around
You're not the girl I once knew
How could you make me your clown
After all we've been through

Dry your eyes
(Don't waste another tear)
Dry your eyes
(Don't whisper in my ear)
Dry your eyes
Just stop before you start
No need to break a broken heart

If it's ending let's be fair
Stop pretending that you care

Dry your eyes
(Don't waste another tear)
Dry your eyes
(Don't whisper in my ear)
Dry your eyes
Just stop before you start
No need to break a broken heart

I'll get by if you must let me go
But why'd you have to lie to make it so

I guess I made my mistake
In thinking you would be true
What took us so long to make
Is all so quick to undo

Dry your eyes
(Don't waste another tear)
Dry your eyes
(Don't whisper in my ear)
Dry your eyes
Just stop before you start
No need to break a broken heart
(Dry your eyes)
Just stop before you start
No need to break a broken heart

Fauntleroy

You were a big fish in a little pond
Now you're swimming in Dom Perignon
No rub in your rubdown, no sweat in your sauna
King of your castle, you just do what you wanna
String 'em out, string 'em out
String 'em out, Fauntleroy

Little lord
Little Fauntleroy

You got maids and butlers, big houses and cars
You're rubbin' elbows with movie stars
Keepin' 'em waiting while you're on the phone
Kick 'em out when you wanna be alone

String 'em out, string 'em out
String 'em out, Fauntleroy
String 'em out, string 'em out
String 'em out, Fauntleroy

Out your castle window
Kids play in the dirt
You can't leave your ivory tower
The queen says you'll get hurt
You say it don't matter
But you know that's not true
When you're crowned the new king
You're gonna do what you wanna do

Little lord
Little Fauntleroy

String 'em out, string 'em out
String 'em out, Fauntleroy
String 'em out, string 'em out
String 'em out, Fauntleroy

Beautiful Girl

Sweet Evangeline don't you cry
Wipe the little tear from your eye

Come with me
We could be
Riding rainbows in the sky
Round and round
Upward bound
On a wish we'll fly

Hold on, baby, hold on
Things are gonna turn out fine
Beautiful girl of mine

The tremble in your lips lets me know
Soon it will be time for us to go

Side by side
For a slide
Down moonbeams through the Milky Way
Soon we'll skate
Past the gate
Where the angels play

Hold on, baby, hold on
Things are gonna turn out fine
Beautiful girl of mine

Close your eyes
'Til sunrise
Wakes you with the morning light
Have no fear
I'm right here
Our dreams will make it right

Hold on, baby, hold on
Things are gonna turn out fine
Beautiful girl of mine

Been There

Don't tell me
How white my shirts can be
I've been there
Don't tell me
About the world on your TV
I've been there
Don't bet one thin dime
That I have got the time
To waste on you
'Cause I've been around awhile
Seen your teleprompter smile
You know I've been there

Don't give me
That "Oh say can you see"
I've been there
Don't tell me
A vote for you
Will set me free
I've been there
You couldn't do a thing
To help make freedom ring
And still you stay
I've learned to read your lips
Sunk my dollars in your ships
You know I've been there

Don't give me
That forever and a day
I've been there
Don't give me
That love, honor and obey
I've been there
So you've tried it once or twice
Well we've all paid a price
For love, true love
So don't you complain
And don't you make me explain
Just how I've been there

You won't bend my ear
My buck is stopping here
I've seen your face
So go ahead and talk your trash
But keep your hands off of my cash
I've been there

I've been there

Only You Can Take Me There

Tried to cross the river wide
Only you can take me there
Thrown and tossed into the tide
Only you can take me there

Tried to climb the mountain high
Only you can take me there
Worlds of time and miles of sky
Only you can take me there

Only you can take me there
Only you can take me there
The water's too wide
Without you by my side
Only you can take me there

Tried to find a love that's true
Only you can take me there
Take my hand and pull me through
Only you can take me there

Only you can take me there
Only you can take me there
When my hope is gone
It's you that I lean on
Only you can take me there
Only you can take me there

Sunday

If every day was Sunday
If everything went my way
If every word would rhyme
If everything were fine
I'd be with you

If every joke was funny
If every sky was sunny
If every step was sure
If every heart was pure
I'd be with you

Honey I know
That you plan to go
But I could make you stay
If every day was Sunday

If every change were better
If every plan was clever
If everything made sense
If everyone spoke French
I'd be with you

Honey I know
That you plan to go
But I could make you stay
If every day was Sunday

If everyone was having fun
If every song went number one
If evey thought was new
If every dream came true
I'd be with you

Like Your Sister

You know that I loves you baby
You know that I loves you good
You know that I loves you baby
So love me like your sister would
Love me like your sister would

Your big sister she's a bad girl
She ain't gonna get no more
Come over here and let me show you
Just what a little sister's for
Just what a little sister's for

The sun in the sky above us
Is smilin' down in ecstasy
One day they'll make a movie of us
'Til then come sit here next to me

Your big sister she's all grown up
I'm lonely now it's plain to see
So tell the truth it's time to own up
You want it just as bad as me
You want it just as bad as me

The sun in the sky above us
Is smilin' down in ecstasy
One day they'll make a movie of us
'Til then come sit here next to me

You know that I loves you baby
You know that I loves you good
You know that I loves you baby
So love me like your sister would
Love me like your sister would

Bad Time For Goodbye

My body is achin'
My hands are scarred
I'm sleepin' way too little
And I'm workin' too hard

Seems like every dollar
Just goes up in smoke
Now here you come a breakin'
The only thing that isn't broke

I hear they shoot horses
I'm down on my knees
Listen to me baby please

There ain't a lot of stars in tonight's sky
It's a bad time for goodbye

Blame it on my credit card
Blame the shopping sprees
Blame it on Wall Street
Or call it a disease

I don't know who's wrong baby
I don't care who's right
But deep inside this tunnel
Can't see a single ray of light

I hear they shoot horses
I'm down on my knees
Listen to me baby please

There ain't a lot of stars in tonight's sky
It's a bad time for goodbye
De-ice your wings if you must fly
It's a bad time for goodbye

It's stormin' in my mind now
The clouds they hang low
If you fly you're flyin' blind now
But you don't really wanna go

There ain't a lot of stars in tonight's sky
It's a bad time for goodbye
De-ice your wings if you must fly
It's a bad time for