A Price On His Head

Discussion in 'Alan Price songs - lyrics' started by hollyh, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    No One Ever Hurt So Bad

    by Randy Newman

    Sit by my window and watch the rain
    I hear it beating on my window pane
    Well, it makes me so sad
    Be no one ever hurt this bad

    My baby left me and now I'm alone
    Wait for a letter and I sit by the phone
    Oh, the troubles I've had
    Bet no one ever hurt this bad

    Since you went away
    I can't face the day
    And night brings nothing but pain
    Thought I could go on
    I see that I was wrong
    Baby, please come back -
    And end me from this misery

    Somebody somewhere hear my plea
    And send my baby back to me
    It'd make me so glad
    Bet no one ever hurt this bad

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  2. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Living Without You

    by Randy Newman

    The milk truck hauls the sun up
    And the paper hits the door
    The subway shakes my floor
    And I think about you
    Time to face the dawning gray
    Of another lonely day
    Baby, it's so hard
    Living without you
    It's so hard
    Baby, it's so hard
    Baby, it's so hard
    Living without you

    Ev'ry one's got something
    And they're out tryin' to get some more
    They got something to get up for
    Well I ain't about to
    Nothin's gonna happen
    Nothin's gonna change
    Baby, it's so hard
    Living without you

    It's so hard
    Baby, it's so hard
    Baby, it's so hard
    Living without you

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  3. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    So Long Dad

    by Randy Newman

    Home again and the streets are not much cleaner
    And the quaint old south side scenery
    Is quaint no more
    Just older than before
    Go up the stairs and down the hallway
    To my daddy's door

    Your son is home, dad, and he's found a girl
    And she's the greatest girl in all the world
    I think you'll like her, dad, I hope you do
    But if you don't that's alright, too
    What's new? do you still work at the drugstore?
    Is that true? still polishing the same floor?
    I missed my good old dad
    My but I'm glad to see you

    Home again, but we won't be living here, dad
    The air makes Jane's eyes tear so bad
    And we can't have that
    We'll write you where we're at
    Janie's uncle owns a bank,
    I think I'll try my hand at that.

    Come and see us, poppa, when you can
    There'll always be a place for my old man
    Just drop by when it's convenient too
    Be sure and call before you do
    So long dad...so long dad..

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  4. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    She's Got Another Pair of Shoes

    What'm I gonna do now
    She's got another pair of shoes
    What'm I gonna do now, now yeah,
    She's got another pair of shoes
    You know I've tried everything
    But it don't mean a thing
    It's all over

    What'm I gonna do now
    I'll have to row my own boat
    What'm I gonna do now, now yeah,
    I'll have to row my own boat
    You know I've tried everything
    But it don't mean a thing
    It's all over

    What'm I gonna do now
    She's got another pair of shoes
    What'm I gonna do now, now yeah,
    She's got another pair of shoes
    You know I've tried everything
    But it don't mean a thing
    It's all over

    What'm I gonna do now
    I guess it's all over baby
    What'm I gonna do now, now yeah,
    I guess it's all over baby
    You know I've tried everything
    But it don't mean a thing
    It's all over
    You know I've tried everything
    But it don't mean a thing
    It's all over
    You know I've tried everything
    But it don't mean a thing
    It's all over

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  5. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Come And Dance With Me

    by Randy Newman

    I stand against the wall
    Much too shy to speak at all
    I watch them dancing by me
    Lord, I'm dying
    They don't know it
    I'm so lonely I can't show it
    Someone please, come and dance with me

    Music fills the air
    And there's laughter everywhere
    Can't let them know I'm crying
    Happy eyes that will not see
    Pretty people, look at me
    Can someone please come and dance with me
    Someone please, come and dance with me
    Someone please, come and dance with me

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  6. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    On This Side of Goodbye

    by Gerry Goffin and Carole King

    I 've had my taste of independence
    Since the day I set you free
    Now I don't bear the least resemblance
    To the man I used to be
    But baby
    Things look much different now
    On this side of goodbye
    Can't you feel it in your heart somehow
    To give our love just one more try

    I thought I knew just what I wanted
    When I left you standing there
    But now each night my soul is haunted
    By those dreams we used to share
    But baby
    Things look much different now
    On this side of goodbye
    Can't you feel it in your heart somehow
    To give our love just one more try

    I've got to find a way to make you pay
    I've got to reach you somehow and make you see
    My father said I've already paid a little too dearly
    So baby don't you make me hurt for as long as I live

    Things look much different now
    On this side of goodbye
    Can't you feel it in your heart somehow
    To give our love just one more try

    I've got to find a way
    I've got to find a way...

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  7. hollyh

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    Don't Do That Again

    Don't do that again
    Filling my head with tears and pain
    Don't try sneaking away
    Having yourself a secret date
    I can take a little but not much more
    I'm not used to keeping an open door
    You do it again and there's trouble in store

    You make me worry
    You make me sweat
    Stop that smile, I ain't finished yet
    I've given you all I've got to give
    Just give me the right to live
    I can take a little but not much more
    I'm not used to keeping an open door
    Do it again and there's trouble in store

    I've given you all I've got to give
    Just give me the right to live
    You make me worry, you make me sweat
    I said stop that smile I ain't finished yet
    La la la la la la la la la ...

    Don't do that again
    Filling my head with tears and pain
    Don't try sneaking away
    Having yourself a secret date
    I can take a little but not much more
    I'm not used to keeping an open door
    You do it again and there's trouble in store


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  8. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Grim FairyTale

    Here's the stop where the bus always leaves
    For my old job
    Seven pennies on the nose
    Takes you on up the road
    To my old job

    But I don't go to work at all
    I lie around having a great big ball
    'Cos those sweet, sweet little X's
    Brought me lots of successes
    Don't you know that any fool can win the pools
    Like I did

    And be unhappy

    'Cos I lost the only girl I had
    She was too good for me
    She was the only one I had
    Who made the time pass pleasantly

    So I'm alone and blue
    Nothing in the world to do
    But just feel sorry for myself
    Never thinking of anyone else

    But I don't go to work at all
    I lie around having a great big ball
    'Cos those sweet, sweet little X's
    Brought me lots of successes
    Don't you know that any fool can win the pools
    Like I did

    And be unhappy

    'Cos I lost the only girl I had
    She was too good for me
    She was the only one I had
    Who made the time pass pleasantly

    So I'm alone and blue
    Nothing in the world to do
    But just feel sorry for myself
    Never thinking of anyone else

    Here's the stop where the bus always leaves
    And I am glad
    I'm the one who owns the bus and takes the people off to work
    Now ain't that sad
    I'm the one who takes them home
    I love to press the bell and wear the uniform
    'Cos those sweet, sweet little X's
    Brought me lots of successes
    Don't you know that any fool can win the pools
    Like I did
    Don't you know that any fool can win the pools
    Like I did
    And be unhappy
    Don't you know that any fool can win the pools
    Like I did
    Don't you know that any fool can win the pools
    Like I did

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  9. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Happy Land

    By Randy Newman

    The wind is cold, the morning skies are gray
    As through the fog I walk along the bay
    Past a regiment of rusty swings
    Of sandy fields, of broken dreams...

    The ferris wheel was turning
    And the roller coaster roared
    The morning sun was burning
    On the hot dog stands and the candy stores
    And they had chocolate ice cream
    And apples on a stick
    Big old jars with gumdrops in 'em
    And if you guessed it right you'd win 'em

    Happy land, happy land
    Land that dreams are made of
    Happy land, happy land
    You can have a real nice time
    Any ride for just one dime

    What a great place, to be four or five
    If they'll let you alone
    They have these cars that you can drive
    And every turn you were wrong
    I was much better off when I was pretending,
    Now everything's far too real

    Happy land, happy land
    Land that dreams are made of
    Carousels, wishing wells,
    You can have a real nice time
    Any ride for just one dime

    What a great place, to be four or five
    If they'll let you alone
    They have these cars that you can drive
    And every turn you were wrong
    I was much better off when I was pretending,
    Now everything's far too real

    Happy land, happy land
    Land that dreams are made of
    Carousels, wishing wells,
    You can have a real nice time
    Any ride for just one dime...

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  10. hollyh

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    To Ramona

    by Bob Dylan

    Ramona, come closer,
    Shut softly your watery eyes.
    The pangs of your sadness
    Shall pass as your senses will rise.
    The flowers of the city,
    Though breathlike, get deathlike at times.
    And there's no use in tryin'
    T' deal with the dyin',
    Though I cannot explain that in lines.

    Your soft country lips,
    I still wish to kiss,
    As to be under the strength of your skin.
    Your magnetic movements
    Still capture the minutes I'm in.
    Though it grieves my heart, love,
    To see you tryin' to be a part of
    A world that just don't exist,
    It's all just a dream, babe,
    A vacuum, a scheme, babe,
    That sucks you into feelin' like this.

    I can see that your head
    Has been twisted and fed
    By worthless foam from the mouth.
    I can tell you are torn
    Between stayin' and returnin'
    On back to the South.
    From fixtures and forces and friends,
    Your sorrow does stem,
    That hype you and type you,
    Making you feel
    That you must be exactly like them.

    I'd forever talk to you,
    But soon my words,
    They would turn into a meaningless ring.
    For deep in my heart
    I know there is no help I can bring.
    Everything passes,
    Everything changes,
    Just do what you think you should do.
    And someday maybe,
    Who knows, baby,
    I'll come and be cryin' to you.

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  11. hollyh

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    Biggest Night of Her Life

    by Randy Newman

    Susie's going out tonight
    To her sixteenth birthday party
    Her shoes are pink, her dress is white
    And she's a beautiful sight to see
    And you can bet it will be
    The biggest night of her life

    Susie's got a boy she likes
    And his name is Tom Van Fleet
    Susie's parents think he's nice
    Because his hair is always neat
    And you can be it will be
    The biggest night of his life

    Two kids out dancing, having fun
    Till the sun comes up
    In a high-school sweater and a paper hat
    What could be wrong with that?

    Susie's going out tonight
    To a promise she must keep
    She thought about it all last night
    And she was too excited to sleep
    And you can bet it will be
    The biggest night of her life.

    Susie's going out tonight
    To her sixteenth birthday party
    Her shoes are pink, her dress is white
    And she's a beautiful sight to see
    And you can bet it will be
    The biggest night of her life

    And you can bet it will be
    The biggest night of her life.

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  12. hollyh

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    The House That Jack Built

    Brother Nigel paints the stairs with the signs of the zodiac
    Throws paint in the mirror as he stands in his plastic mac
    Sister Emma rises ever round and round the garden
    Spends the whole day sayin' 'I beg your pardon'

    Oh my, my, my, my, my, my, my
    It makes you want to cry
    This is the house that Jack built, baby
    And it reaches up to the sky

    Uncle Joe cracks walnuts in between his toes for fun
    And looks through coloured glass at the dark spots on the sun
    And Mary, she believes that her mother was a queen
    Keeps saying, 'You've just missed him,
    King Solomon's just been.'

    Oh my, my, my, my, my, my, my
    It makes you want to cry
    This is the house that Jack built, baby
    And it reaches up to the sky

    [instrumental interlude]

    Oh my, my, my, my, my, my, my
    It makes you want to cry
    This is the house that Jack built, baby
    And it reaches up to the sky

    Cousin Festus writes a letter each and every single day
    He believes that writing letters keeps the Asian flu away
    I've got a reservation, I was given it for free
    'Cos I killed all the flies in the state of Tennessee

    Oh my, my, my., my, my, my, my
    It makes you want to cry
    This is the house that Jack built, baby
    And it reaches up to the sky

    I'm coming
    Please save a place for me
    I'm coming... I'm coming...

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  13. hollyh

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    Tickle Me

    By Randy Newman

    What can you do to amuse me
    Now that there's nothing to do?
    TV set's busted and I can't get a picture
    Radio plays nothing but news

    Why don't you tickle me?
    Gee whiz won't that be fine
    What a great idea
    What a perfect way
    To kill some time
    I can't stop to think
    'Cos if I do I'll lose my mind
    Why don't you tickle me?

    Don't we have fun every minute?
    Oh, what a gay life we lead
    One chocolate milk shake
    With two straws stuck in it
    What else does anyone need?

    Why don't you tickle me?
    There's nothing else to do
    You won't have to talk to me
    And I won't have to talk to you
    And when we're done
    I'll think of something else to do
    Why don't you tickle me?

    Tickle me
    Gee whiz won't that be fine
    What a great idea
    What a perfect way
    To kill some time
    I can't stop to think
    'Cos if I do I'll lose my mind
    Why don't you tickle me?

    Tickle me --
    Gee whiz won't that be fine
    You won't have to talk to me
    And I won't have to talk to you
    And baby when we're done
    I'm trying to tell you I can't think of nothing else to do
    Why don't you tickle me?


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