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WALK AWAY RENEE

And When I see the sign,
that points one way
The light we used to pass by,
every day

(Chorus):
Just walk away Renee,
You won't see me follow you back home
The empty sidewalks on my block
are not the same
You're not to blame

From deep inside the tears,
I'm forced to cry
From deep inside the pain,
I chose to hide
(Chorus)

Now let the rain beat down
upon my weary eyes
For me and mine

Your name and mine inside
a heart on a wall
Still finds a way to haunt me,
though they're so small
(Chorus)

Now let the rain beat down upon my weary eyes
For me and mine
(Chorus)

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I HAVEN'T GOT THE NERVE

I haven't got the nerve
I haven't got the nerve

to tell you our love is over
and to say I'm through with you
I can't take much more of you girl
you make all my days so blue

leave me lonely and forget me
days of may will soon be gone
girl I know you never loved me
It won't hurt to see me gone

I haven't got the nerve
I haven't got the nerve

I have realized a lot girl
since the day that we first met
I'm not like I used to be girl
I won't hide my fears no more

you won't hurt me anymore, girl
listen to these words and leave
there's no more love left inside me
Is not me that you deceive

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"Pretty Ballerina"

I had a date with a pretty ballerina
Her hair so brilliant that it hurt my eyes
I asked her for this dance
and then she obliged me
Was I surprised, yeah
Was I surprised,
no not at all

I called her yesterday,
it should have been tomorrow
I could not keep
the joy that was inside
I asked for her to tell me
if she really loved me
Somewhere a mountain is moving
Afraid it's moving without me

I had a date with a pretty ballerina
Her hair so brilliant that it hurt my eyes
I asked her for this dance
and then she obliged me
Was I surprised, yeah
Was I surprised, no not at all

And when I wake on a dreary Sunday morning
I opened up my eyes to find there's rain
And something deep within said,
"go ahead and find her
Just close your eyes, yeah
Just close your eyes and she'll be there"

She'll be there...

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SHE MAY CALL YOU UP TONIGHT

I've been telling lines
I never knew
all to keep that girl
away from you
but she may call you up tonight
then what could I say
that would sound right

Thoughts that raised my mind
just pushed aside
all the chances there
that we once had
but she may call you up tonight
then what could I say
that would sound right

And when I'm crying
yes I know my mind is flying
to a place where there's no trying
but she may call you up tonight

I've been telling lines
I never knew
all to keep that girl
away from you
but she may call you up tonight
then what could I say
that would sound right

but she may call you up tonight
then what could I say
that would sound right
then what could I say
that would sound right

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I'VE GOT SOMETHING ON MY MIND

I've got something on my mind
It's no lie, I'm telling you why

I've got something on my mind
It's no lie, I'm telling you why

Up to now I've been afraid to say that
You're the cause of all my pain
If you keep this up, my friend,
I think I'll go insane

I've got something on my mind
It's no lie, I'm telling you why

You've been treating me so bad
Since the day that we met
But now I am oh so glad
And my girl you can bet

I will say what's on my mind
And this time there'll be no lie

I've got something on my mind
It's no lie, I'm telling you why

You've been treating me so bad
Since the day that we met
But now I am oh so glad
And my girl you can bet

I will say what's on my mind
And this time there'll be no lie

I've got something on my mind
It's no lie, I'm telling you why

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LET GO OF YOU GIRL

I've got to make you see
You're not the girl for me
And I will prove it to you
So that you will see

I will let go of you girl

You girl I have to show
That things are really bad
The things that you have said
The words that make me mad

I will let go of you, girl

You're gonna cry (x4)

You're gonna cry
Yes, you will cry

I've got to make you see
You're not the girl for me
And I will prove it to you
So that you will see

I will let go of you girl

You girl I have to show
That things are really bad
The things that you have said
The words that make me mad

I will let go of you, girl

You're gonna cry (x4)

You're gonna cry
Yes, you will cry

Make haste, it's late.
Go pack your things away,
they changed that cold view.
The sky that would not
leave your life, it's blue.


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WHAT DO YOU KNOW

And now you tell me that we're through
I gave my better time to you
How can you say that I'm to blame?
You're the one that isn't quite the same.

Think on it girl,
Think on it girl
What do you know ?

I've tried to be both just and fair
Have I insisted that you care?
Have I misused the right to choose?
And who can say that you're to lose?

Think on it girl,
Think on it girl
What do you know ?
I feel as though
I'd like to know
What did I do
Did I force you to go ?

I ask you
How can you tell me that we're through
I've seen the world more than you
How can you tell me to my face
You've found someone else to take my place?

Think on it girl
Think on it girl
What do you know ?

I feel as though
I'd like to know
What did I do
Did I force you to go?

I ask you
How can you tell me that we're through
I've seen the world more than you
How can you tell me to my face
You've found someone else to take my place ?

Think on it girl,
Think on it girl,
What do you know ?

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LAZY DAY

My life is one big lazy day
My mother taught me not to pray
Find someone else to make you see
My life is really not for free

Find someone else to make you see
My life is really not for free

My life is one big lazy day
My frieds have funny ways to make me stay
Well I just ----- something they turn away
You think it's worth it and I say it's OK

Look around and you have found that
Things are really gray, it's not your day

My life is one big lazy day
My mother taught me not to pray
Find someone else to make you see
My life is really not for free

Find someone else to make you see
My life is really not for free

My life is one big lazy day
My frieds have funny ways to make me stay
Well I just ----- something they turn away
You think it's worth it and I say it's OK

Look around and you have found that
Things are really gray, it's not your day



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SHADOWS BREAKING OVER MY HEAD

Shadows breaking over my head
Shadows breaking over my head

I wanted to see her
I want her alone, I tell you
I wanted to see her
though I knew she has left me
now through trees I don't see

Shadows breaking over my head
Shadows breaking over my head

How well does she know me
how well do I see her
it's something I told her
this way to really see me
please don't leave me

Eyes that would be dancing through my time
would help me find a way
to seek her out in my mind
no no not this time it's through
for her and me

Shadows breaking over my head
Shadows breaking over my head

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IVY IVY

You swear that it's always love
But it's not there or there's not enough
Ivy, Ivy

Ivy, when will you learn
That love cannot exist on lies
You only get what you earn
It's right before your eyes

Oh, Ivy (Ivy)

You can't make goodbye distrust
Your love lying under dust
You must see, Ivy
Ivy, how can you live
On hurting those that love you
And hiding what you've got to give
To fight something you must prove
Oh, Ivy (Ivy)

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DESIREE

Everything returns again
both the laughter and the rain

she is living somewhere for a while
still I ask her in my lonely way to stay

Desiree Desiree
now she's
leaving

Desiree you know
how it hurts me
living alone through all the years
nothing can hold the tears in me

Everything remains the same
yet she answers not her name
still If I could
look beyond these skies
standing here again before my eyes I'd see

Desiree Desiree
now she's
leaving

Desiree you know
how it hurts me
where do i run to
is it real
nothing but pain I feel for real

Desiree you know
how it hurts me

living alone through all the years
nothing can hold the tears in me

Desiree
la la la la la
la la la la la



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SING LITTLE BIRD SING

Sing
little bird sing
carry the song
like it was your own

Smile
little bird, grin
no one along
will be alone

I'll sing you a song
that's travelled through time
for ten thousand years

and if I'm not wrong
it's your song and mine
may I dry your tears?

I hasten to please
tell me I may
sing me one time

I fall to my knees
singing your song
and offering mine

I'll stay to your side
and travel by night
to far away sands

I'll cast off my pride
with one song inside
a heart in my hands

Sing
little bird sing
light up the sky
the way that you do

I won't say a word
plead through my eyes
I'm pleading with you

I'll sing you a song
that's travelled through time
for ten thousand years

and if I'm that wrong
it's your song and mine
and I'll dry your tears

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GOODBYE HOLLY

She came into my life
On the wings of a man(?) and an eagle
When I saw her I said "you're the seagull"
And she said "you're right"

And now she's gone away
Yes I know in my mind I'll remember
All the love any time I will send her
Till she's gone alight

Holly says to say goodbye to you
She'll remember ------- funny
Before her too
(Holly says to say goodbye - goodbye)

Holly says that I first say that
I first thought that she said goodbye
So: Goodbye dear Holly
I'm truly sorry
You know no one could love you more than I

When Holly came around
All the strain ----- ------beside her
And her beauty was ever denied her
For beauty was she

She came upon my eyes
Like the sky in the middle of dawning
And she conquered the night with the morning
That we might all see

Holly says to say goodbye to you
She'll remember ------- funny
Before her too
(Holly says to say goodbye - goodbye)

Holly says that I first say that
I first thought that she said goodbye
So: Goodbye dear Holly
I'm truly sorry
You know no one could love you more than I

Holly says to say goodbye to you
She'll remember ------- funny
Before her too
(Holly says to say goodbye - goodbye)

Holly says to say goodbye to you
She'll remember ------- funny
Before her too
(Holly says to say goodbye - goodbye)

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BRYANT HOTEL

Bryant Hotel,
Cardboard ceilings and mayhem:
Nobody cares.
Hours for sale,
Broadway Harlequin harem...
Foot of the stairs

It's a sunny day,
But through your window all the world looks gray;
The cleaning lady didn't show today,
Or so they say, but then you never can tell.....

Bryant hotel,
Fossils lie in the lobby
Biding their time
Midsummer hell,
Sink-down sofa, seat shabby;
Fifty cent wine:

It's a sunny day,
But through your window all the world looks gray;
A month of dear belated bills to pay,
But that's OK - they never had it so well
at the Bryant Hotel.....

Bryant Hotel
Elevator vacation:
Hourly ride.
Telephone call:
Find another location -
Credit denied!

It's a sunny day,
But through your window all the world looks gray;
The cleaning lady didn't show today,
Or so they say, but then you never can tell.....



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GIVE THE MAN A HAND

Reading lots of books, trying to find an answer
An answer pertaining to the questions in his mind.
Running all around, caught in the web of the mystery of life.
Trying to find a reason for all the pain that he feels.
What can we do for him (can you do?)
What can we do for him (what can you do?)
You could give the man a hand, and help him see that he's wanted
Try and help him understand his life is one that's meant for joy.
See him with your eyes, picking up packages on the corner.
Lonely man, walking along singing a song for no one.
No one wants to try and understand.
Can't you see he's stuck in a jam?
Step up and give the man a hand
Help him see that he's wanted
Try and help him understand his life is one that's meant for joy.
Give him a hand
Give the man a hand, help him see that he's wanted.
What can you do for him?
Give the man a hand, help him see that he's wanted (sing the song)

(thx Ken)

 

THERE'S GONNA BE A STORM

Here you are
taking your life for granted while
dreaming of your enchanted isle

Sit back and dream awhile

Hey, hey, hey, there's gonna be a storm

And if the time will come
I will follow you
I'll speak the same words then as you like me to
I'm telling you, a storm is due.

Here you are
ask me why
I could only lie

Here I am, and there's
one thing I can't deny:
just look up in the sky.

Hey, hey, hey, there's gonna be a storm
And when the waves of love
rise up all around,
don't look for shelter
'cause it just won't be found.

It's all around, oh hear the
sound.


(Thx Fil)

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PEDESTAL


Put you on a pedestal.
Iím gonna put you on a pedestal
Make you queen, yes I will
Satisfy your everythiní, yes I will.

Then Iíll have a cure
For every little heartache that Iíve ever known
Iím gonna show you just how much Iíve grown.
Itís so plain to see, I know itís time for me to ..

Put you on a pedestal
Put you on a pedestal
Make you queen, yes I will
Satisfy your everythiní, yes I will
You came in my life
Took away the weary things and made me strong
Made me feel just like the king on the throne.
Yes itís plain to see, that itís time for me toÖ..

(thx Barb)

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