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$1000 WEDDING (G. Parsons)

It was a $1000 wedding supposed to be held the other day
And with all the invitations sent, the young bride went away
When the groom saw people passing notes
Not unusual, he might say
But where are the flowers for my baby
I'd even like to see her mean old mama
And why ain't there a funeral, if you're gonna act that way

I hate to tell you how he acted when the news arrived
He took some friends out drinking, and it's lucky they survived
Well, he told them everything there was to tell there along the way
And he felt so bad when he saw the traces
Of old lies still on their faces
So why don't someone here just spike his drink
Why don't you do him in some old way
Supposed to be a funeral
It's been a bad, bad day

The Reverend Dr. William Grace was talking to the crowd
All about the sweet child's holy face and the saints who sung out loud
And he swore the fiercest beasts
Could all be put to sleep the same silly way
And where are the flowers for the girl
She only knew she loved the world
And why ain't there one lonely horn and one sad note to play
Supposed to be a funeral
It's been a bad, bad day
Supposed to be a funeral
It's been a bad, bad day

 


ALL MY LIFE (B. Lee)

Just to look for sunshine
To be burning full time
To be filled with hatred
For the time I’ve wasted
And I’m so impatient
For a new sensation
God knows what I thought I’d do
I bit my own sweet heart in two

All my life
I thought I needed all things I didn’t need at all
My life
I thought I wanted all the things I didn’t want at all

Just to hold a heartbeat
In a box by my feet
To be filled with glory
Just to speak a story
Can you feel the thunder
From the cloud I’m under
God knows how will I get through
I bit my own sweet heart, and blew it

All my life
I thought I needed all things I didn’t need at all
My life
I thought I wanted all the things I didn’t want at all
My life
I thought I needed all things I didn’t need at all

All my life
I thought I needed all things I didn’t need at all
My life
I thought I wanted all the things I didn’t want at all
My life
I thought I needed all things I didn’t need at all
My life
I thought I wanted all the things I didn’t want at all

 

A SONG FOR YOU (G Parsons)

Oh my land is like a wild goose
Wanders all around everywhere
Trembles and it shakes till every tree is loose
It rolls the meadows and it rolls the nails
So take me down to your dance floor
And I wont mind the people when they stare
Paint a different color on your front door
And tomorrow we will still be there

Jesus built a ship to sing a song to
It sails the rivers and it sails the tide
Some of my friends don't know who they belong to
Some can't get a single thing to work inside
So take me down to your dance floor
And I wont mind the people when they stare
Paint a different color on your front door
And tomorrow we will still be there

I loved you every day and now I'm leaving
And I can see the sorrow in your eyes
I hope you know a lot more than you're believing
Just so the sun don't hurt ou when you cry
So take me down to your dance floor
And I wont mind the people when they stare
Paint a different color on your front door
And tomorrow we will still be there
And tomorrow we will still be there

 

 


AU BORD DE LA SEINE (E.Dando/B.Lee)

Fat, broke, bald, armed and angry
You left me flat, all alone, I'm a pancake
Ain't got no maple syrup
It's so hard to get in Europe
I'm sittin' on a wall beside the Seine

You just laughed your way right our of my heart
I didn't get the joke at the time
Now my best years are gone, it's much to late to love noone
There's nothing for me back where I come from

I'm fat, drunk, stuck, tired, old, flat, broke, armed and angry
I didn't get the fuss, about that bus that I blew up back in Miami
It was only seven kids, and a bunch of invalids, that noone misses
I had to have a plan
I don't think I could stand my son marrying a man, like the Liberals say he can
That don't make me give a damn, I'm a real Ameri-can
But I'm still fat, broke bald, armed and angry

 


BA DE DA (F.Neil)

I get so tired hanging around this town
Oh this old city life, sure can bring a fella down
Ba da da der de, ba da da da der de, ba da da da der de, ba de da

I get so tired, trying to sleep at night
All these old city lights, they keep burning bright
Ba da da der de, ba da da da der de, ba da da da der de, ba de da

I get so tired, hanging around this town
Oh this old city life, sure can bring a fellow down
Ba da da der de, ba da da da der de, ba da da da der de, ba de da, da de de

 


BALLAD OF EL GOODO (A. Chilton/C. Bell)

Years ago, my heart was set to live, oh
But I've been trying hard against unbelievable odds
It gets so hard at times like now to hold on
My guns they're waiting to be stuck by
At my side is God

And there ain't no one gonna turn me 'round
There ain't no one gonna turn me 'round

People around who tell you they know
The places they have been to, and it's easy to go
They'll zip you up and dress you down
Stand you in a row
But you know you don't have to
You can just say no

And there ain't no one gonna turn me 'round
There ain't no one gonna turn me 'round
Ain't no one gonna turn me 'round
There ain't no one gonna turn me 'round

I've been built up and trusted
Broke down and busted
But they'll get theirs and we'll get ours
If you can just you hold on
Hold on
Hold on
Hold on

Years ago my heart was set to live, oh
I've been trying hard against, against strong odds
It gets so hard at times like now to hold on
Well, I'll fall if I don't fight
And at my side is God

And there ain't no one gonna turn me 'round
There ain't no one gonna turn me 'round
Ain't no one going to turn me 'round
Ain't no one going to turn me 'round

 

 

 

EXCUSE ME MISTER (G.Garnett)

You do nice dances
My feet have never followed nice dances
Oh, but you do nice dances
Excuse me mister, take me with you

You do nice dances
My feet have never followed nice dances
Oh, but you do nice dances
Excuse me mister, take me with you

I've been described my acquaintances as being somewhat raw
But it's just that there are certain upper status things that I never saw before

You live in a keen dwelling
I like to flop down in a keen dwelling
But you live in a keen dwelling
Excuse me mister, take me with you

 

 

FRAULEIN (L.Williams)

Far across the deep blue water lives an old German's daughter
By the banks of the old river Rhine
There I loved her and left her, but I can't forget her
For she was my pretty fraulein

Fraulein, fraulein, walk down by the river
Tonight when the stars start to shine
By those same stars above you, I swear that I love you
For you are my pretty fraulein

When my memory wanders away over yonder
To the one that I left behind
In a moment of glory her face comes before me
The face of my pretty fraulein

Fraulein, fraulein, walk down by the river
Tonight when the stars start to shine
By those same stars above you, well I swear that I love you
For you are my pretty fraulein

 

 


FRYING PAN (V. Williams)

One laugh in the middle of a struggle
A diamond at the bottom of a puddle
Did you ever stare at the moon till you saw double
I hear you walk away from trouble
Good love there ain't no denying
I said bad love, somebody ain't trying
Did you ever walk someplace just to take time
No take the fast road and get going

When the rules break
There's no mistake
These are precious times
You and I we walk the line

I looked in a fryin' pan
I seen a song
I looked at a dyin' man
He sang along

We got mountains
We got beaches
We got a love that makes us mad
Love that has to teach us

I looked in a fryin' pan
I seen a song
I looked at a dyin' man
He sang along

When the rules break...
It's a straight and narrow path
Each man walks
Each man walks the line...

 


HARD DRIVE (B. Lee)

This is the town I’m living in
This is the street I’m walking down
These are the friends I’m visiting
These are the clothes I’m wearing now
This is the house I’m building here
This is the girl I’m marrying
This is the chord I’m strumming now
This is the faith I’m leaning on
This is the child I’m bearing now
This is the love that I’ve always had
This is the face I make when I’m sad
This is the town I’m living in

This is the hard drive
This is the ocean
Have you ever felt yourself in motion?

Have you ever felt yourself in motion?

These are the feet I’m standing on
These are the hands that built a world
This is the bed I’m sleeping in
This is the shirt I’m buttoning
This is the pace I’m moving at
This is the tune I’m humming now
This is the road I’m walking down
These are the lips that form my words
This is the stone that I wanna turn
These are the people that I love
These are the eyes that look up above
This is the town I’m living in

This is the hard drive
This is the ocean
Have you ever felt yourself in motion?
Have you ever felt yourself in motion?

 


HOT COALS (J.Rymes)

I saw you leave the bar last night
With some fine and dandy man
I heard from one of your buddies
That he asked you for your hand
But it don't fit you like a glove
Oh, I'd walk over hot coals, just to win your love

They call me good for nothing
And they call me worthless jerk
They call me in the morning
When I don't show up for work
Well, I don't think they understand
I've got better things to do
I'm walking over hot coals, darling just for you
Walking over hot coals, darling just for you

To get along in this old world
Takes cutthroat or a fool
When I'm out of cigarettes
I think the whole thing is so cruel
Ain't no piece of cake
That life ain't dishing out
Nothing that my heart can't take

Some boys, they might fix your car
And take you out to eat
Some boys they might play guitar
And sing a song so sweet
That's all good and proper, but it's really not my style
I'll walk over hot coals, just to see you smile
I'll walk over hot coals, just to see you smile

 

 


HOW MUCH I'VE LIED (G Parsons/D Rivkin)

Darling, there is something I must tell you, you must know.
But it's so hard to say the words I feel.
This fancy that I'm on has been going on too long.
It's time we stopped pretending things are real.

'Cause I've been living deep in sin. I've been living blind.
And I don't know just what's right or wrong.
To take a chance on losing you was such a silly thing to do.
The chance I might wake up and find you gone.

Blue, so blue, my love is burning blue.
Any brighter flame would be a lie.
Blue, so blue, my love still burns for you,
But I know that I'll only make you cry.

A thief can only steal from you. He cannot break your heart.
He'll never touch the precious things inside.
So one like you should surely be miles and miles away from me,
Then you'd never care how much I've lied.

So try to understand the pain. It takes so long when I explain.
Please, don't you forget how much I've lied.

 


IN THE GRASS ALL WINE-COLORED (E. Dando)

I’m in the grass all wine colored
Wine colored grass
I’m in the grass all wine colored

Repeat x 9

 


IT LOOKS LIKE YOU (E. Dando/J.Brion)

I can’t for the life of me tell you
What all this is really about
So I’m leaving you with a burden of proof
And a strong case of reasonable doubt

Honey, it looks like you got some explaining to do
Honey, it looks like you got some explaining to do

I can’t for the love of Jehovah
Comprehend why you knock at my door
When you said it was over – over and over
Isn’t that what you told me before

Honey, it looks like you got some explaining to do
Honey, it looks like you got some explaining to do

Like where you’ve been
And what you’ve done
And who you saw and was it fun
There they places that you never thought you’d go

Why you went on the attack
And why you left, and why you’re back
And the fact that you refuse to let me know

Honey, it looks like you got some explaining to do
Honey, it looks like you got some explaining to do

Honey, it looks like you got some explaining to do
Honey, it looks like you got some explaining to do

 


I WANNA BE YOUR MAMA AGAIN (D.Sahm)

I wanna be your mama again
I don't wanna be just your friend
We had a love a long, long time ago
I'll be here to care for you
When people look down on you
When you're lonely
When you're lonely

I wanna be your mama again
We had so much to share back in the past
And even though you came and walked away
I'll be on your side
All the time when you find that you can't make it
That you can't make it
When you're all alone at night and the winter pale moon is bright
I'll be there
And you'll cry, cry for me
And I'll be in infinity
Where you gonna try to find me

Bet you'll be my mama again
I don't wanna be just your friend
We had a love a long, long time ago
I'll be on your side
All the time when you cry and you can't make it
You can't make it

 


KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU (B Andersson, S Anderson & B Ulvaeus )

No more carefree laughter
Silence ever after
Walking through an empty house, tears in my eyes
Here is where the story ends, this is goodbye

Knowing me, knowing you (ah-haa)
There is nothing we can do
Knowing me, knowing you (ah-haa)
We just have to face it, this time we're through
(This time we're through, this time we're through
This time we're through, we're really through)
Breaking up is never easy, I know but I have to go
(I have to go this time
I have to go, this time I know)
Knowing me, knowing you
It's the best I can do

Memories (memories), good days (good days), bad days (bad days)
They'll be (they'll be), with me (with me) always (always)
In these old familiar rooms children would play
Now there's only emptiness, nothing to say

Knowing me, knowing you (ah-haa)
There is nothing we can do
Knowing me, knowing you (ah-haa)
We just have to face it, this time we're through
(This time we're through, this time we're through
This time we're through, we're really through)
Breaking up is never easy, I know but I have to go
(I have to go this time
I have to go, this time I know)
Knowing me, knowing you
It's the best I can do


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