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    Say It Isn't True
    By Jackson Browne
    Album: Liberty. Posted by JJean

    In the still of the night
    Lying in the darkness
    I listen to my heart
    Say it isn't true
    In the quiet and the dark
    The movements of my love
    And the breathing of our children
    Say it isn't true

    In the streets and the village
    The people live their lives
    And the jobs they do for a living
    Say it isn't true

    When you think of all the people
    in the cities of the world
    That could vanish in a moment
    Say it isn't true

    Say it isn't true x 4


    Well I'm alive in the city
    In the countries of the world
    I want to go on living
    I want to see my life unfurl
    And when you think of all the achievements
    And the brilliance of these times
    We must find a higher purpose
    And a better use of mind

    Say it isn't true x 4 and x4 again


    In the still of the night
    Lying in he darkness
    I listen to my heart
    Say it isn't true
    And in the quiet and the dark
    And the movements of my wife
    And the breathing of our children
    Say it isn't true x 5

    When I'm alive in the city
    In the countries of the world
    And I want to go on living
    I want to see my life unfurl
    And if you think of all the genius
    In the brilliance of these times
    We must find a higher purpose
    And a better peace of mind
    Say it isn't true x 4


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    Sell Sell
    Album: O Lucky Man. Posted by hollyh

    Sell, sell, sell, sell everything you stand for
    Tell, tell, tell, tell all the people that you care for
    Running here, running there
    Keep it moving, sonny, don't despair
    Because the next one will be, the next one will be, the next one will be, the best one of the year

    Give, give, give, give everything you paid for
    Run, run, run, run for everything you prayed for
    Keep that smile on your face
    With a smile you're welcome any place
    Because the next one will be, the next one will be, the next one will be, the best one of the year

    Can I interest you in this article of mine?
    Can I interest you to spare some of your time?
    Can I interest you in this life of mine?
    Won't you listen, listen, listen, listen, listen?

    Sell, sell, sell, sell everything you stand for
    Tell, tell, tell, tell all the people that you care for
    Running here, running there
    Keep it moving, sonny, don't despair
    Because the next one will be, the next one will be, the next one will be, the best one of the year


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    Shame
    Posted by hollyh


    Johnny walks down the main street
    With a briefcase in his hand
    Been working all day in a white-collar job
    Which he was told was the promised land
    He kisses Mrs. Normal on the cheek
    And pats his little son's head
    But meanwhile in the back of his mind
    Johnny would rather be dead

    But it doesn't bother anybody no more
    Well, I've just closed the door
    Shame, shame, shame, shame, shame...

    Jenny's on the switchboard, holding the line
    For a gentleman in Bombay
    She doesn't ever bother listening in
    'Cos she doesn't care what he says
    She cleans her nails with a paper clip
    And watches the clouds roll by
    But nobody seems to understand
    Why there's a tear in Jenny's eye

    But it doesn't bother anybody no more
    Well, I've just closed the door
    Shame, shame, shame, shame, shame...

    But it doesn't bother anybody no more
    Well, I've just closed the door
    Shame, shame, shame, shame, shame...

    Jenny's on the switchboard, holding the line
    For a gentleman in Bombay
    She doesn't ever bother listening in
    'Cos she doesn't care what he says
    She cleans her nails with a paper clip
    And watches the clouds roll by
    But nobody seems to understand
    Why there's a tear in Jenny's eye

    Jenny's on the switchboard, holding the line
    For a gentleman in Bombay
    She doesn't ever bother listening in
    'Cos she doesn't care what he says
    Johnny walks down the main street
    With a briefcase in his hand
    Been working all day in a white-collar job
    Which he was told was the promised land...

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    She's Got Another Pair of Shoes
    Album: A Price On His Head. Posted by hollyh


    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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    Shouts Across the Street
    Album: Shouts Across The Street. Posted by hollyh

    Under the pale September moon
    Children laugh and drunkards croon
    Girls dressed up for their temporary men
    The red light's shining, so they do it once again

    Shouts across the street
    Shouts across the way
    Hey baby, let's play trick-or-treat
    How did a little girl like you
    Get down on this street?

    One room furnished and the other bare
    Except for a table and a lonely chair
    A photograph of home, a broken cup
    I won't come too close 'cos you're all shook up

    Shouts across the street
    Shouts across the way
    You have to cry, beg, steal or borrow
    Forget about today
    And dream about tomorrow

    Under the warm September sun
    Another night has come and gone
    Young lady's sleeping, restless in her bed
    She's so strung out and there's echoes in her head
    Of

    Shouts across the street
    Shouts across the way
    There's no place left to go
    No place left to see
    Spend the afternoon watching reruns on TV...
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    Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear
    Words and Music by Randy Newman
    Posted by Jean

    I may go out tomorrow if I can borrow a coat to wear
    Oh I'd step out in style with my sexy smile and my dancing bear
    Outrageous, alarming, courageous, charming
    Oh who would think a boy and bear could be well accepted everywhere
    It's just amazing how fair people can be.

    Seen at the nicest places where well fed faces all stop and stare
    Making the grandest entrance is Simon Smith and his dancing bear
    They'll love us, won't they? They feed us don't they?
    Oh who would think a boy and bear could be well accepted everywhere
    It's just amazing how fair people can be.

    Who needs money, when you're funny
    The great attraction everywhere
    Will be Simon Smith and his dancing bear
    It's Simon Smith and his amazing dancing bear!


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    Simple Life
    Album: Based on a True Story. Posted by hollyh

    Like ducks take to the water
    Like a daddy loves his daughter
    Like bricks need sand and mortar
    I saw the need of you
    No smoke without a fire, no love without desire
    No song without a choir
    No me without a you

    It's a simple life
    You've got to learn to let it happen
    It's a simple life
    Don't complicate creation
    It's a simple life
    Your natural situation
    Is a simple life.

    Like Minnie Mouse needs Mickey
    Eisenhower needed Tricky Dickie
    Like Sky Bush pulled a sickie
    I saw the need of you
    No rum without a raisin
    No fleece without a Jason
    No house without a mason
    No me without a you

    It's a simple life
    You've got to learn to let it happen
    It's a simple life
    Don't complicate creation
    It's a simple life
    Your natural situation
    Is a simple life.

    The answer to your question is
    The problem lies between your ears
    If you feel worried down or sad
    Just think of the best day you've ever had
    You've ever had
    You've ever had
    You've ever had.

    It's a simple life
    Like a warm fire in the winter
    It's a simple life
    Like silence from Harold Pinter
    It's a simple life
    Your natural situation
    Is a simple life

    The answer to your question is
    The problem lies between your ears
    If you feel worried down or sad
    Think of the best day you've ever had
    You've ever had

    It's a simple life
    You've got to learn to let it happen
    It's a simple life
    Don't complicate creation
    It's a simple life
    Your natural situation
    Is a simple life.
    Oooo it's a simple life
    Oooo it's a simple life
    Ooo-Oooo it's a simple life
    Ooo-Oooo it's a simple life
    Simple life
    Simple life

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    Smells Like Lemon and It Tastes Like Wine
    Album: Savaloy Dip. Posted by hollyh

    I was on the dole and I bought myself a newspaper
    Opened up the page and I read my horoscope
    It said Play your cards right, you'll meet a dark stranger
    It took away my cares and it filled me up with hope
    What a dope
    All that's soft soap
    Really there was no hope
    Sadly so

    Come out, come out, wherever you are
    The game is up, you wanna be a star
    Now you've gotta learn how to take your time
    When it smells like lemon and it tastes like wine

    Meanwhile further on a day later sure enough
    Along came a stranger with a sideways look
    I shared out my food and my money and my clothes
    When I woke up in the morning everything had been took
    By a crook
    I'd been forsook
    Now look

    Come out, come out, wherever you are
    The game is up, you wanna be a star
    But you've gotta learn how to take your time
    When it smells like lemon and it tastes like wine

    I saw a fine face, a good face, oh my,
    She was standing and a-smiling and she waved me down
    Feeling pretty strange so I didn't try to make it
    But before I knew't she's out the car and she was outta town
    She put me down
    She made me frown
    I'm down
    Look around

    Come out, come out, wherever you are
    The game is up, you wanna be a star
    But you've gotta learn how to take your time
    When it smells like lemon and it tastes like wine

    I saw a kind face, a good-looking stranger,
    She was standing and a-smiling and she waved me down
    Feeling pretty strange so I didn't try to make it
    But before I knew it she's out the car and she was outta town
    She put me down
    She made me frown
    Im down
    Look around

    Come out, come out, wherever you are
    The game is up, you wanna be a star
    But you've gotta learn how to take your time
    When it smells like lemon and it tastes like wine

    Story of my life
    That's why I ain't got no wife
    All the trouble and strife
    It cuts like a knife
    I've been around the world it's true
    Looking for someone exactly like you..

    Now I'm down in love it's true
    She put me down
    Made me frown
    Look out, look out where ever you are
    The game is up
    Everybody wants to be a star
    But you've got to learn how to take your time
    When it smells like lemon and it tastes like wine

    Hotcha! Hotcha! Babe
    So true
    Now that's my baby

    Come out , come out, where ever you are
    The game is up you wanna be a star
    And you've gotta learn how to take your time
    When it smells like lemon and it tastes like wine
    ..... ooo---ooo---oo

    Come out, come out, where ever you are
    The game is up you wanna be a star
    You've got to learn how to take your time
    When it smells like lemon and it tastes like wine
    When it smells like lemon
    When it smells like lemon
    When it smells like lemon
    When it smells like lemon
    When it smells like lemon
    When it smells like lemon
    and it tastes like wine.............


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    So Long Dad
    by Randy Newman
    Album: A Price On His Head. Posted by hollyh


    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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    Sweet 'P'
    Album: Metropolitan Man. Posted by JJean

    Don't call me on the telephone
    'Cos I can't see your face
    Don't write a letter, don't try to explain
    We all make mistakes

    Don't try and be a moody one
    'Cos I've been hurt before
    I know the reason you've just got bored
    With the boy who lives next door

    So if you must tell me goodbye
    Don't ever tell me not to cry
    A little human kindness goes a long way
    With a boy like me
    So baby can't you see that in my life
    It's always been Sweet P
    You're looking fine
    Gee you're looking swell
    P you'll never ever be mine

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