MUSIC LYRICS IV

 

ERIC CLAPTON

 

Bell Bottom Blues
(by Eric Clapton)

 

Bell bottom blues, you made me cry.
I don't want to lose this feeling.
And if I could choose a place to die
It would be in your arms. 
Do you want to see me crawl across the floor to you?
Do you want to hear me beg you to take me back?
I'd gladly do it because
I don't want to fade away.
Give me one more day, please.
I don't want to fade away.
In your heart I want to stay. 
It's all wrong, but it's all right.
The way that you treat me baby.
Once I was strong but I lost the fight.
You won't find a better loser. 
Chorus 
Chorus 
Bell bottom blues, don't say goodbye.
I'm sure we're gonna meet again,
And if we do, don't you be surprised
If you find me with another lover. 
Chorus 
I don't want to fade away.
Give me one more day please.
I don't want to fade away.
In your heart I long to stay.

 

 

 

Tears In Heaven
(by Eric Clapton & Will Jennings)

Would you know my name
if I saw you in heaven?
Would you feel the same
if I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven...

Would you hold my hand
if I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
if I saw you in heaven?
I'll find my way through night and day
'Cause I know I just can't stay here in heaven...

Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees
Time can break your heart, have you begging please...

Beyond the door there's peace I'm sure
And I know there'll be no more tears in heaven...

Would you know my name
if I saw you in heaven?
Would you feel the same
if I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven
...

 

 

Wonderful Tonight
(by Eric Clapton)

 

It's late in the evening
She's wondering what clothes to wear
She puts on her make up
And brushes her long blonde hair
And then she asks me
Do I look alright
And I say yes, you look wonderful tonight

We go a party
And everyone turns to see
This beautiful lady
That's walking around with me
And then she asks me
Do you feel alright
And I say yes, I feel wonderful tonight

I feel wonderful
Because I see the love light in your eyes
And the wonder of it all
Is that you just don't realize
How much I love you

It's time to go home now
And I've got an aching head
So I give her the car keys
She helps me to bed
And then I tell her
As I turn out the light
I say my darling, you were wonderful tonight
Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight

 
 
 
Sunshine Of Your Love
(by Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker)
 
It's getting near dawn,
When lights close their tired eyes.
I'll soon be with you my love,
To give you my dawn surprise.
I'll be with you darling soon,
I'll be with you when the stars start falling.
 
I've been waiting so long
To be where I'm going
In the sunshine of your love.
 
I'm with you my love,
The light's shining through on you.
Yes, I'm with you my love,
It's the morning and just we two.
I'll stay with you darling now,
I'll stay with you till my seas are dried up.
 
Chorus
 
Second Verse
 
I've been waiting so long
I've been waiting so long
I've been waiting so long
To be where I'm going
In the sunshine of your love.

 

 CROSSROADS 

by Robert Johnson
 
 
I went down to the crossroads, fell down on my knees.
I went down to the crossroads, fell down on my knees.
Asked the Lord above for mercy, "Save me if you please."
I went down to the crossroads, tried to flag a ride.
I went down to the crossroads, tried to flag a ride.
Nobody seemed to know me, everybody passed me by.
I'm going down to Rosedale, take my rider by my side.
I'm going down to Rosedale, take my rider by my side.
You can still barrelhouse, baby, on the riverside.
You can run, you can run, tell my friend-boy Willie Brown.
You can run, you can run, tell my friend-boy Willie Brown.
And I'm standing at the crossroads, believe I'm sinking down.

 

 

MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

 

Lyrics:
I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
I look at the floor and I see it need sweeping
Still my guitar gently weeps

I don't know why nobody told you
how to unfold you love
I don't know how someone controlled you
they bought and sold you

I look at the world and I notice it's turning
While my guitar gently weeps
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps

I don't know how you were diverted
you were perverted too
I don't know how you were inverted
no one alerted you

I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
I look at you all
Still my guitar gently weeps

Oh, oh, oh
oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
oh oh, oh oh, oh oh
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
yeah yeah yeah yeah
 

 

 

After the Glitter Fades

 

Well I never thought I'd make it
Here in Hollywood...
I never thought I'd ever
Want to stay...
What I seem to touch these days
Has turned to gold...
What I seem to want
Well you know I'll find a way

For me...it's the only life
That I've ever known
And love is only one...
Fine star...away
Even though the living
Is sometimes laced with lies...
It's alright...
The feeling remains
Even after the glitter fades

The loneliness of a one night stand
Is hard to take
We all chase something
And maybe this is a dream
The timeless face of a rock and roll
Woman...while her heart breaks
Oh you know...the dream keeps coming
Even when you forget to feel

For me...it's the only life...
That I've ever know
And love is only one...fine star away
Even though the living
Is sometimes laced with lies...
It's alright...
The feeling remains...
Even after the glitter fades

For me...it's the only life
That I've ever known
And love is only one fine star away
Even though the living
Is sometimes laced with lies
It's alright...
The feeling remains
Even after the glitter fades
Oh you know...the feeling remains
Even after the glitter fades


Oh the feeling remains...
Even after the glitter...fades

 

 

 

Bella Donna

 

You can ride high atop your pony
I know you won't fall...
'cause the whole thing's phoney.
You can fly swingin from your trapeze
Scaring all the people...
but you never scare me

Bella donna...
And we fight...for the northern star

No speed limit...this is the fast lane
It's just the way that it is here
And you say...I never thought it could

Bella donna...we fight...
for the northern star

And the lady's feeling
Like the moon that she loved
Don't you know that the stars are
A part of us
And the lady's feeling
Just like the moon that she loved

And you say...I never thought it could
Bella donna
Come in out of the darkness...

 

 

 

You are in love with...
And I'm ready to sail...
It's just a feeling...
Sort of captures your soul

Bella donna...

And the woman may be awestruck
And the woman may truly care
but the woman is so tired...
So the woman dissappears...

Come in out of the darkness...

Bella donna...my soul...

Don't change...baby please don't change
And you say...
and your face becomes thin
You never thought it could
Come in out of the darkness
Bella donna...

You are in love with
And I'm ready to sail
It's just a feeling

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dreams
 

Lyrics

Now here you go again
You say you want your freedom
Well who am I to keep you down
It's only right that you should
Play the way you feel it
But listen carefully to the sound
Of your loneliness
Like a heartbeat...drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering what you had
And what you lost...
And what you had...
And what you lost

Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
Say...Women...they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean...you'll know

Now here I go again, I see the crystal visions
I keep my visions to myself
It's only me
Who wants to wrap around your dreams and...
Have you any dreams you'd like to sell?
Dreams of loneliness...
Like a heartbeat...drives you mad...
In the stillness of remembering what you had...
And what you lost
What you had...
And what you lost

Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
Say...Women...they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean...you'll know

 

 

Edge of Seventeen
 

Just like the white winged dove...
sings a song ...
Sounds like she's singing...
whoo...whoo...whoo
Just like the white winged dove...
sings a song...
Sounds like she's singing...
ooo...baby...ooo...said ooo

And the days go by....
like a strand in the wind
In the web that is my own...
I begin again
Said to my friend, baby...
Nothin' else mattered

He was no more...than a baby then
Well he... seemed broken hearted...
something within him
But the moment...that I first laid...
Eyes...on...him...all alone...
On the edge of...seventeen

Just like the white winged dove...
sings a song ...
Sounds like she's singing...
whoo...whoo...whoo
Just like the white winged dove...
sings a song...
Sounds like she's singing...
ooo...baby...ooo...said ooo

 

 

I went today...maybe I will go again...
tomorrow
And the music there it was hauntingly...
familiar
And I see you doing...
what I try to do for me
With the words from a poet...
and the voice from a choir
And a melody...nothing else mattered

Just like the white winged dove...
sings a song ...
Sounds like she's singing...
whoo...whoo...whoo
Just like the white winged dove...
sings a song...
Sounds like she's singing...
ooo...baby...ooo...said ooo

The clouds...never expect it...
when it rains
But the sea changes colours...
but the sea...
Does not change
And so...with the slow...graceful flow..
of age
I went forth...with an age old...
desire...to please
On the edge of...seventeen

Just like the white winged dove...
sings a song ...
Sounds like she's singing...
whoo...whoo...whoo
Just like the white winged dove...
sings a song...
Sounds like she's singing...
ooo...baby...ooo...said ooo

Well then suddenly...
there was no one...left standing
In the hall...yeah, yeah...
In a flood of tears
That no one really ever heard fall at all
Oh I went searchin' for an answer...
Up the stairs...and down the hall
Not to find an answer...
just to hear the call
Of a nightbird...singing...
come away...come away...

Just like the white winged dove...
sings a song ...
Sounds like she's singing...
whoo...whoo...whoo
Just like the white winged dove...
sings a song...
Sounds like she's singing...
ooo...baby...ooo...said ooo

Well I hear you in the morning...
and I hear you...
At nightfall...
sometime to be near you...
Is to be unable...to hear you...
my love...
I'm a few years older than you...
are (I'm a few years older than you) my love

Just like the white winged dove...
sings a song...
Sounds like she's singing...
ooo baby...ooo...said ...(repeat)

 

 

The Highwayman

Alas he was the highwayman
The one that comes and goes
And only the highway-woman
Keeps up with the likes of those
And she in all her magic
With hands as quick as light
Took him to be a challenge
And went into the night

And he in all his glory
Was far ahead of her
But she was never sorry
For wishes that would burn
Enter competition
She chases beneath the moon
Her horse is like a dragonfly
She is just a fool

And she wonders is this real
Or does she just want to be Queen
And he fights the way he feels
Is this the end of the dream

And then he sees her coming
Heartbeats on the wind
Considers slowing down
But then...he could never win
And she...out in the distance
Sees him against the sky
A pale and violent rider
A dream begun in wine

And she wonders is this real
Or does she just want to be Queen
And he fights the way he feels
Is this the end of the dream

A dream as the thunder wakes her
And her highwayman disappears
on a life already lived before
In eyes welled with tears

Today and still today they ride
Will they ever win
He the glory...
She the love...
Still they try again
He the glory...
She the love...
Still they try again
He the glory...
She the love...
And still they...try...again

 

 

 

Landslide

 

Lyrics

I took my love, I took it down
Climbed a mountain and I turned around
I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
'Till the landslide brought me down

Oh, mirror in the sky
What is love
Can the child within my heart rise above
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life

Well, I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you get bolder
Even children get older
And I'm getting older too

Oh, take my love, take it down
Climb a mountain and turn around
If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down

If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down.

 

 

Leather and Lace

 

Lyrics

Is love so fragile...
and the heart so hollow
Shatter with words...
impossible to follow
You're saying I'm fragile...I try not to be
I search only...for something I can't see

I have my own life...and I am stronger
Than you know
But I carry this feeling
When you walked into my house
That you won't be walking out the door
Still I carry this feeling
When you walked into my house
That you won't be walking out the door

Lovers forever...face to face
My city or mountains
Stay with me stay
I need you to love me
I need you today
Give to me your leather...
Take from me...my lace

 

 

 

You in the moonlight
With your sleepy eyes
Could you ever love a man like me
And you were right
When I walked into your house
I knew I'd never want to leave
Sometimes I'm a strong man
Sometimes cold and scared
And sometimes I cry
But that time I saw you
I knew with you to light my nights
Somehow I'd get by
First time I saw you
I knew with you to light my nights
Somehow I would get by

Lovers forever...face to face
My city or mountains
Stay with me stay
I need you to love me
I need you today
Give to me your leather
Take from me...my lace

Lovers forever...face to face
My city or mountains...stay with me stay
I need you to love me...I need you to stay
Give to me your leather
Take from me...my lace
Take from me...my lace
Take from me...my lace

 

Rhiannon


 

Rhiannon rings like a bell thru the night
And wouldn't you love to love her
She rules her life like a bird in flight
And who will be her lover...

All your life you've never seen
A woman--taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven
Will you ever win...

She is like a cat in the dark
And then she is the darkness
She rules her life like a fine skylark--
And when the sky is starless--

All your life you've never seen--
A woman--taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven
Will you ever win...

Dreams unwind.
Love's a state of mind.

 

 

Lyrics - version from The Dance CD

 

 

Rhiannon rings like a bell through the night
and wouldn't you love to love her?
She rules her life like a bird in flight
and who will be her lover?
All your life you've never seen
a woman taken by the sky.
Well would you stay if she promised to you heaven?
Would you even try?
And he says, "Rhiannon, Don't go."
And he says, "Rhiannon, stay."
And he says, "I still cry out for you.
Don't leave me, don't leave me."

Rhiannon rings like a bell through the night.
And wouldn't you love to love her?
She rules her life like a bird in flight.
And who will be her lover?
All your life you've never seen
a woman taken by the sky.
Well would you stay if she promised to you heaven?
Would you even try?

She is like a cat in the dark,
then baby, she is your darkness.
She rules her life like a fine skylark,
when the sky is starless.
Once in a million years a lady like her rises.
Oh no, Rhiannon, you cry, but she's gone
Your life knows no answer, Your life knows no answer.

Rhiannon....(4*) She rings like a bell through the night.
And wouldn't you love to love her?
She rules her life like a bird in flight.
And who will be her lover?
All your life you've never seen
a woman taken by the sky.
Well would you stay if she promised to you heaven?
Would you even try? Say, would you even try?

Rhiannon....(3*) Dreams unwind
Love's a state of mind
Your dreams unwind
Love's a state of mind
Your dreams unwind
And still it's hard to find, I know.
Your dreams unwind
And still it's a state of mind, I know
Dreams unwind
And still it's hard to find, I know
Dreams unwind
And still it's a state of mind, I know

Take me like the wind, child
Take me with the sky
Take me now
Take me like the wind, baby
Take me with the sky
All the same
All the same
All the same, Rhiannon
All the same
Baby, all the same
All the same

And he still cries out for her,
"Don't leave me now."

 


Crystal
 

Lyrics

Do you always trust your first initial feeling
Special knowledge holds truth bears believing
I turned around
And the water was closing all around
Like a glove
Like the love that had finally, finally found me
Then I knew
In the crystalline knowledge of you
Drove me thru the mountains
Thru the crystal-like clear water fountain
Drove me like a magnet
To the sea
 

How the faces of love have changed turning
the pages
And I have changed oh, but you...you remain
ageless
I turned around
And the water was closing all around
Like a glove
Like the love that had finally, finally found me
Then I knew
In the crystalline knowledge of you
Drove me thru the mountains
Thru the crystal-like clear water fountain
Drove me like a magnet
To the sea

 

 

Dreams
 

Lyrics

Now here you go again
You say you want your freedom
Well who am I to keep you down
It's only right that you should
Play the way you feel it
But listen carefully to the sound
Of your loneliness
Like a heartbeat...drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering what you had
And what you lost...
And what you had...
And what you lost
 

Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
Say...Women...they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean...you'll know
 

Now here I go again, I see the crystal visions
I keep my visions to myself
It's only me
Who wants to wrap around your dreams and...
Have you any dreams you'd like to sell?
Dreams of loneliness...
Like a heartbeat...drives you mad...
In the stillness of remembering what you had...
And what you lost
What you had...
And what you lost
 

Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
Say...Women...they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean...you'll know

 

Gold Dust Woman
 

Lyrics - original version

Rock on--gold dust woman
Take your silver spoon,
And dig your grave
 

Heartless challenge
Pick your path and I'll pray
 

Wake up in the morning
See your sunrise--loves--to go down
Lousy lovers--pick their prey
But they never cry out loud
 

Did she make you cry
Make you break down
Shatter your illusions of love
Is it over now--do you know how
Pick up the pieces and go home.
 

Rock on--ancient queen
Follow those who pale
In your shadow
 

Rulers make bad lovers
You better put your kingdom up for sale
 

Did she make you cry
Make you break down
Shatter your illusions of love
Is it over now--do you know how
Pick up the pieces and go home.
 

Lyrics - live version on The Dance video:

Rock on Gold Dust Woman
Take your silver spoon
And dig your grave
Well its a heartless challenge
You pick your path
And then you pray
You wake up in the morning
You see your sunrise, loves, to go down
Lousy lovers
They pick their prey
But they never cry out loud
No they don't try out, cry out

Well did she make you cry
Make you break down
Shatter your illusions of love
Well is it over now
Do you know how to pick up the pieces and go home

So rock on, ancient queen
Follow those who pale in your shadows
They say rulers,
They make bad lovers
You'd better put your kingdom up for sale
Well you'd better sell it, sell it

Well did she make you cry,
Make you break down,
Shatter your illusions of love
Well is it over now ,
Do you know how to pick up the pieces and go home

Well did she make you cry,
Make you break down,
Shatter your illusions of love,
Now tell me is it over now
Do you know how to pick up the pieces and go home
And go home
And go home....

Ooh pale shadow of a woman
Ooh black widow, ooh yeah
Ooh pale shadow, shes a dragon
Gold Dust Woman
Ooh pale shadow of a woman,
Ooh black widow, ooh yeah
Ooh pale shadow, shes a dragon
Gold Dust Woman
Runnin' in the shadows (woman)
Runnin' in the shadows (woman)
Runnin' in the shadows
Runnin' in the shadows
Said something
Runnin' in the shadows,
Gold Dust
Runnin' in the shadows,
Gold Dust
Runnin' in the Shadows,
Gold Dust
Runnin' in the shadows

 

Gypsy
 
s

Lyrics

So I'm back, to the velvet
underground
Back to the floor, that I love
To a room with some lace
and paper flowers
Back to the gypsy
that I was
To the gypsy...
that I was
 

And it all comes down to you
Well, you know that it does
Well, lightning strikes,
maybe once, maybe twice
Ah, and it lights up the night
And you see your gypsy
You see your gypsy
 

To the gypsy that remains
faces freedom with a little fear
I have no fear, I have only love
And if I was a child
And the child was enough
Enough for me to love
Enough to love
 

She is dancing away from me now
She was just a wish
She was just a wish
And a memory is all
that is left for you now
You see your gypsy
You see your gypsy
 

Lightning strikes,
maybe once, maybe twice
And it all comes down to you
 

And it all comes down to you
 

Lightning strikes,
maybe once, maybe twice
And it all comes down to you
 

I still see your bright eyes,
bright eyes
And it all comes down to you
I still see your bright eyes,
bright eyes
And it all comes down to you
 

I still see your bright eyes,
bright eyes
(She was just a wish)
(She was just a wish)
And it all comes down to you
 

Lightning strikes,
maybe once, maybe twice
And it all comes down to you

 

Kind of Woman
 

Temptation falls in your path
No hesitation why you ask
You have another waiting at home
And yes she matters to you
Kind of woman that'll haunt you
Kind of woman that'll haunt you
She matters to you
Kind of woman that'll haunt you
She matters to you
 

You didn't mean to meet her you cry
Oh but the sun goes down every night
She came to you when you were alone
And yes she matters to you
Kind of woman that'll haunt you
Kind of woman that'll haunt you
She matters to you
 

I promised myself...a long time ago
It would be difficult to let you go
If not at least within
The touch of my fingers-
It was close to being
In heaven
Kind of woman that'll haunt you
To being in heaven
Kind of woman that'll haunt you
Is to be...in heaven
Kind of woman that'll haunt you
I know I know
 

Landslide
 
Lyrics

I took my love, I took it down
Climbed a mountain and I turned around
I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
'Till the landslide brought me down
 

Oh, mirror in the sky
What is love
Can the child within my heart rise above
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life
 

Well, I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you get bolder
Even children get older
And I'm getting older too
 

Oh, take my love, take it down
Climb a mountain and turn around
If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down
 

If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down.

Leather and Lace
 
 

Lyrics

Is love so fragile...
and the heart so hollow
Shatter with words...
impossible to follow
You're saying I'm fragile...I try not to be
I search only...for something I can't see
 

I have my own life...and I am stronger
Than you know
But I carry this feeling
When you walked into my house
That you won't be walking out the door
Still I carry this feeling
When you walked into my house
That you won't be walking out the door
 

Lovers forever...face to face
My city or mountains
Stay with me stay
I need you to love me
I need you today
Give to me your leather...
Take from me...my lace
 

You in the moonlight
With your sleepy eyes
Could you ever love a man like me
And you were right
When I walked into your house
I knew I'd never want to leave
Sometimes I'm a strong man
Sometimes cold and scared
And sometimes I cry
But that time I saw you
I knew with you to light my nights
Somehow I'd get by
First time I saw you
I knew with you to light my nights
Somehow I would get by
 

Lovers forever...face to face
My city or mountains
Stay with me stay
I need you to love me
I need you today
Give to me your leather
Take from me...my lace
 

Lovers forever...face to face
My city or mountains...stay with me stay
I need you to love me...I need you to stay
Give to me your leather
Take from me...my lace
Take from me...my lace
Take from me...my lace

Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
-
Lyrics

 Baby you'll come knocking on
my front door
Same old line you used to use before
I said ya...well...
what am I supposed to do
I didn't know what I was getting into
 

So you've had a little trouble in town
Now you're keeping some demon down
Stop draggin' my...
Stop draggin' my...
Stop draggin' my heart around
 

It's hard to think about
what you've wanted
It's hard to think about what you've lost
This doesn't have to be the big get even
This doesn't have to be anything at all
 

I know you really want to
tell me good-bye
I know you really want to
be your own girl
 

Baby you could never look me in the eye
Yeah you buckle with the weight
of the words
Stop draggin' my...
Stop draggin' my...
Stop draggin' my heart around
 

There's people running 'round loose
in the world
Ain't got nothing better to do
Than make a meal of some
bright eyed kid
You need someone looking after you
 

I know you really want to
tell me good-bye
I know you really want to
be your own girl
 

Baby you could never look me in the eye
Yeah you buckle with the weight
of the words
Stop draggin' my...
Stop draggin' my...
Stop draggin' my heart around
 

 

 

Magic Man

Cold late night so long ago
When I was not so strong you know
A pretty man came to me
Never seen eyes so blue
I could not run away
It seemed we'd seen each other in a dream
It seemed like he knew me
He looked right through me
"Come on home, girl" he said with a smile
"You don't have to love me yet
Let's get high awhile
But try to understand
Try to understand
Try try try to understand
I'm a magic man."

Winter nights we sang in tune
Played inside the months of moon
Never think of never
Let this spell last forever
Summer over passed to fall
Tried to realized it all
Mama says she's a worried
Growing up in a hurry

"Come on home, girl" mama cried on the phone
"Too soon to lose my baby yet my girl should be at home!"
"But try to understand, try to understand
Try try try to understand
He's a magic man, mama
He's a magic man"

"Come on home, girl" he said with a smile
"I cast my spell of love on you a woman from a child!
But try to understand, try to understand
I'm a magic man!"

 

 

Crazy On You

We may still have time
We might still get by
Every time I think about it I want to cry
With the bombs and the devils
And the kids keep coming
Nowhere to breathe easy...no time to be young
But I tell myself that I'm doing alright
There's nothing left to do tonight but go crazy on you

My love is the evening breeze touching your skin
The gentle sweet singing of leaves in the wind
The whisper that calls, after you in the night
And kisses your ear in the early light
You don't need to wonder, you're doing fine
And my love, the pleasure's mine
Let me go crazy on you

Wild man's world is crying in pain
What're you going to do?
I was a willow last night in my dream
I bent down over a clear running stream
I sang you the song that I heard up above
And you keep me alive with your sweet, flowing love
 
 
 

Dog And Butterfly

There I was with the old man
Stranded again so off I'd ran
A young world crashing around me
No possibilities of getting what I need
He looked at me and smiled
Said "No, no, no, no, no child.

See the dog and butterfly.  Up in the
Air he like to fly."  Dog and butterfly
Below she had to try.  She roll back down
To the warm soft ground laughing
She don't know why, she don't know why
Dog and butterfly

Well I stumbled upon your secret place
Safe in the trees you had tears on your face
Wrestling with your desires frozen strangers
Stealing your fires.  The message hit my mind
Only words that I could find
See the dog and butterfly
Up in the air he like to fly
Dog and butterfly below she had to try
She roll back down to the warm soft ground
Laughing to the sky, up to the sky
Dog and butterfly

We're getting older the world's getting colder
For the life of me I don't know the reason why
Maybe it's livin' making us give in
Hearts rolling in taken back on the tide
We're balanced together ocean upon the sky

Another night in this strange town
Moonlight holding me light as down
Voice of confusion inside of me
No begging to go back where I'm free
Feels like I'm through
Then the old man's words are true
See the dog and butterfly
Up in the air he like to fly
Dog and butterfly, below she had to try
She roll back down to the warm soft
Ground with a little tear in her eye
She had to try, she had to try
Dog and butterfly

 

TAKE IT EASY

 

Well, I'm a-runnin' down the road tryin' to loosen my load,  
I've got seven women on my mind,  
four that wanna own me, two that wannna stone me,  
one says she's a friend of mine.  
Take it easy, take it easy,  
don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.  
Lighten up while you still can, don't even try to understand,  
just find a place.to make your stand and take it easy.  
 
 Well, I'm a-standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona  
and such a fine sight to see,  
it's a girl, my Lord, in a flat bed Ford  
slowin' down to take a look at me.  
Come on, baby, don't say maybe,  
I gotta know if your sweet love is gonna save me.  
We may lose and we may win, though we will never be here again,  
so open up, I'm climbin' in, so take it easy.  
 
 Well, I'm a-runnin' down the road tryin' to loosen my load,  
got a world of trouble on my mind,  
lookin' for a lover who won't blow my cover,  
she's so hard to find.  
Take it easy, take it easy,  
don't let the sounds of your own wheels make you crazy.  
Come on, baby, don't say maybe,  
gotta know if your sweet love is gonna save me.  
 
 
Oh, we got it easy,  
we ought to take it easy.

 

 

 WITCHY WOMAN

 

Raven hair and ruby lips,  
sparks fly from her finger tips,  
echoed voices in the night.  
She's a restless spirit on an endless flight.  
 
CHORUS..  
 
Woohoo, witchy woman, see how high she flies.  
Woohoo, witchy woman, she got the moon in her eyes.  
 
She held me spellbound in the night,  
dancing shadows and firelight,  
crazy laughter in another room  
and she drove herself to madness with a silver spoon.  
 
CHORUS  
 
I know you want to love her, but let me tell you, brother,  
she's been sleepin' in the devil's bed.  
There's some rumors goin' 'round, someone's underground,  
she can rock you in the night, until your skin turn red.  
 
CHORUS

 

 

 

 

Desperado

Eagles Lyrics

 

 

Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?  
You been out ridin' fences for so long now.  
Oh, you're a hard one, I know that you got your reasons,  
these things that are pleasin' you can hurt you somehow.  
Don't you draw the queen of diamonds, boy,  
she'll beat you if she's able,  
you know the queen of hearts is always your best bet.  
Now it seems to me some fine things  
have been laid upon your table,  
but you only want the ones that you can't get.  
 
 
Desperado, oh, you ain't gettin' no younger,  
your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home.  
And freedom, oh, freedom, well, that's just some people talkin',  
your prison is walkin' through this world all alone.  
Don't your feet get cold in the winter time?  
The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine,  
it's hard to tell the nighttime from the day.  
You're losin' all your highs and lows.  
Ain't it funny how the feelin' goes away?  
 
 
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?  
Come down from your fences, open the gate.  
It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above you.  
You better let somebody love you,  
you better let somebody love you  
before it's too late.

 

 

 

Tequila sunrise

Eagles Lyrics

 

It's another tequila sunrise  
starin' slowly 'cross the sky, said goodbye.  
He was just a hired hand  
workin' on the dreams he planned to try, the days go by,  
 
 
Every night when the sun goes down,  
just another lonely boy in town, and she's out runnin' 'round.  
She wasn't just another woman  
 
 
and I couldn't keep from comin' on, it's been so long.  
Oh, and it's a hollow feelin',  
when it comes down to dealin' friends, it never ends.  
 
 
Take another shot of courage,  
wonder why the right words never come, you just get numb.  
It's another tequila sunrise,  
this old world still looks the same, another fram

 

 

 

 

The best of my love

 

Every night I'm lyin' in bed, holdin' you close in my dreams;  
thinkin' about all the things that we said and comin' apart at the seams  
We try to talk it over but the words come out too rough;  
I know you were tryin' to give me the best of your love.  
 
Beautiful faces and loud empty places, look at the way that we live;  
wastin' our time on cheap talk and wine left us so little to give.  
That same old crowd was like a cold dark cloud that we could never rise above;  
but here in my heart I give you the best of my love.  
 
Oh, sweet darlin', you get the best of my love,  
oh, sweet darlin', you get the best of my love.  
 
I'm goin' back in time and it's a sweet dream;  
it was a quiet night and I would be all right if I could go on sleeping  
 
But every mornin' I wake up and worry what's gonna happen today;  
you see it your way, and I see it mine,  
but we both see it slippin' away.  
 
You know we always had each other, baby,  
I guess that wasn't enough; oh,  
but here in my heart I give you the best of my love.  
 
Oh, sweet darlin', you get the best of my love;  
oh, sweet darlin', you get the best of my love;  
oh, sweet darlin', you get the best of my love.

 

 

 

 

 Lying eyes

 

City girls just seem to find out early  
how to open doors with just a smile.  
A rich old man, she won't have to worry,  
she'll dress up all in lace, and go in style.  
 
Late at night a big old house gets lonely,  
I guess every form of refuge has its price.  
And it breaks her heart to think her love is only  
given to a man with hands as cold as ice.  
 
So she tells him she must go out for the evening  
to comfort an old friend, he's feeling down.  
But he knows where she's going as she's leaving,  
she is headed for the cheatin' side of town.  
 
CHORUS: You can't hide your lyin' eyes  
and your smile is a thin disguise.  
I thought by now you'd realize  
there ain't no way to hide your lyin' eyes.  
 
On the other side of town a boy is waiting  
with fiery eyes and dreams no one could steal.  
She drives on through the night anticipating,  
'Cause it makes her feel the way she used to feel.  
 
She rushes to his arms, they fall together,  
she whispers that it's only for a while.  
She swears that soon she'll be coming back for ever,  
she pulls away and leaves him with a smile.  
 
CHORUS  
 
She gets up and pours herself a strong one  
and stares out at the stars up in the sky,  
another night, it's gonna be a long one,  
she draws the shade and hangs her head to cry.  
 
She wonders how it ever got this crazy,  
she thinks about a boy she knew in school.  
Did she get tired, or did she just get lazy?  
She's so far gone she feels just like a fool.  
 
My oh my, you sure know how to arrange things,  
you set it up so well, so carefully.  
Ain't it funny how your life didn't change things,  
you're still the same old girl you used to be.  
 
CHORUS  
 
There ain't no way to hide your lyin' eyes.  
Funny, you can't hide your lyin' eyes.

 

 

Take it to the limit

 

All alone at the end of the evening  
and the bright lights have faded to blue,  
I was thinking about a woman who might have loved me,  
and I never knew.  
 
You know. I've always been a dreamer,  
spent my life runnin' 'round,  
and it's so hard to change,  
can't seem to settle down,  
but the dreams I've seen lately  
keep on turning out and burning out and turning out the same.  
 
So put me on a highway and show me a sign,  
and take it,to the limit one more time.  
 
You can spend all your time making money,  
you can spend all your love making time.  
If it all fell to pieces tomorrow, would you still be mine?  
 
And when you're looking for your freedom,  
nobody seems to care,  
and you can't find the door,  
can't find it anywhere.  
When there's nothing to believe in,  
still you're coming back, you're running back, you're coming back for more.  
 
So put me on a highway  
and show me a sign,  
and take it to the limit one more time.  
 
Take it to the limit, take it to the limit, take it to the limit one more time.  
Take it to the limit, take it to the limit, take it to the limit one more time.  
Take it to the limit, take it to the limit, take it to the limit one more time..  
Take it to the limit, take it to the limit, take it to the limit one more time..

 

 

 

 

Hotel California

 

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair  
Warm smell of colitas rising up through the air  
Up ahead in the distance I saw a shimmering light  
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim.  
I had to stop for the night.  
 
There she stood in the doorway I heard the mission bell  
And I was thinkin' to myself This could be heaven or this could be Hell  
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way  
There were voices down the corridor I thought I heard them say  
 
Welcome to the Hotel California  
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place) Such a lovely face  
Plenty of room at the Hotel California  
Any time of year (Any time of year) You can find it here  
 
Her mind is Tiffany-twisted She got the MERCEDES bends  
She got a lot of pretty,pretty boys she calls friends  
How they dance in the courtyard Sweet summer sweat  
Some dance to remember Some dance to forget  
 
So I called up the Captain "Please bring me my wine"  
He said "We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty-nine"  
And still those voices are calling from far away  
Wake you up in the middle of the night Just to hear them say  
 
Welcome to the Hotel California  
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place) Such a lovely face  
They livin' it up at the Hotel California  
What a nice surprise (What a nice surprise)  
Bring your alibis  
 
Mirrors on the ceiling  
The pink champagne on ice  
And she said "We are all just prisoners here of our own device"  
And in the masters chambers They gathered for the feast  
They stab it with their steely knives But they just can't kill the beast  
 
Last thing I remember I was running for the door  
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before  
"Relax," said the night man, "We are programmed to receive  
You can check out anytime you like but you can never leave."

 

 

 

 

SUZANNE LEONARD COHEN
 
 
Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river 
You can hear the boats go by 
You can spend the night beside her 
And you know that she's half crazy 
But that's why you want to be there 
And she feeds you tea and oranges 
That come all the way from China 
And just when you mean to tell her 
That you have no love to give her 
Then she gets you on her wavelength 
And she lets the river answer 
That you've always been her lover 
And you want to travel with her 
And you want to travel blind 
And you know that she will trust you 
For you've touched her perfect body with your mind. 
 
And Jesus was a sailor 
When he walked upon the water 
And he spent a long time watching 
From his lonely wooden tower 
And when he knew for certain 
Only drowning men could see him 
He said "All men will be sailors then 
Until the sea shall free them" 
 
 
But he himself was broken 
Long before the sky would open 
Forsaken, almost human 
He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone 
And you want to travel with him 
And you want to travel blind 
And you think maybe you'll trust him 
For he's touched your perfect body with his mind. 
 
Now Suzanne takes your hand 
And she leads you to the river 
She is wearing rags and feathers 
From Salvation Army counters 
And the sun pours down like honey 
On our lady of the harbour 
And she shows you where to look 
Among the garbage and the flowers 
There are heroes in the seaweed 
There are children in the morning 
They are leaning out for love 
And they will lean that way forever 
While Suzanne holds the mirror 
And you want to travel with her 
And you want to travel blind 
And you know that you can trust her 
For she's touched your perfect body with her mind. 
 
 
 
C EM F C EM F C  C EM F C G C 

SUZANNE
  G

 

 
Suzanne takes you down the her place near the river,
        Am
You can hear the boats go by, you can spend the night beside her,
        G
And you know that she's half crazy but that's why you want to be there,
        Bm                                  C
And she feeds you tea and oranges that come all the way from China.
         G
And just when you mean to tell her that you have no love to give her,
    Am
She gets you on he wavelength and she lets the river answer
            G
That you've always been her lover.
        Bm                               C
And you want to travel with her, and you want to travel blind,
        G
And you know that you can trust her,
           Am                                 G
For you've touched her perfect body with your mind.

    G
And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water,
       Am
And he spent a long time watching from his lonely wooden tower.
    G
And when he knew for certain only drowning men could see him,
          Bm                             C
He said, "All men will be sailors then until the sea shall free them."
    G
But he himself was broken long before the sky would open,
   Am                                                     G
Forsaken almost human, he sank beneath your wisdom like a stone.
        Bm                               C
And you want to travel with him, and you want to travel blind,
        G
And you think maybe you'll trust him,
         Am                                 G
For he's touched your perfect body with his mind.

      G
Now Suzanne take your hand and she leads you to the river,
       Am
She is wearing rags and feathers from Salvation Army counters.
        G
And the sun pours down like honey on your lady of the harbor,
        Bm                                C
And she shows you where to look among the garbage and the flowers.
          G
There are heroes in the seaweed, there are children in the morning
         Am
They are leaning out for love and they will lean that way forever,
        G
While Suzanne hold the mirror.
        Bm                               C
And you want to travel with her, and you want to travel blind,
        G
And you think maybe you'll trust her,
           Am                                 G
For you've touched her perfect body with your mind.

 

 

 
 
A
HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
  
 
      Am   C             Dm     F
There is a house down in New Orleans
 
     Am       C      E
They call the Risin' Sun
 
         Am       C       Dm        F
And it's been the ruin of many poor girl
 
    Am     E          Am    C  Dm  F  E
And me, oh God, I'm a-one
 
2)
My mother was a taylor
She sewed these new blue jeans
My sweetheart was a gambler, Lord
Down in New Orleans
 
3)
Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and a trunk
And the only time he's satisfied
Is when he's on a drunk
 
4)
He fills his glasses up to the brim
And he'll pace the cards around
And the only pleasure he gets out of life
Is ramblin' from town to town
 
5)
Oh tell my baby sister
Not to do as I have done
But to shun that house in New Orleans
They call the Risin' Sun
 
6)
Well, it's one foot on the platform
And the other foot on the train
I'm goin' back to New Orleans
To wear that ball and chain
 
7)
I'm a-goin' back to New Orleans
My race is almost run
I'm goin' back to end my life
Down in the Risin' Sun
 
8)
There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Risin' Sun
It's been the ruin of many poor girl
And me, oh God, Im a-one  AM C D F AM C E   AM C D F 
M E AM E 
 
 
 
 

THE RISING SUN
 

      Am   C        D   F             Am       C      E
 There is a house in New Orleans, they call the Rising Sun.
     Am       C       D         F        Am     E        Am-E
It's been the ruin of many poor girl and me, oh Lord, am one.
 

   Am    C                D       F           Am      C      E
 If I had listened to what my Mama said, I'd a been at home today.
Am       C         D             F          Am      E        Am-E
Being so young and foolish, poor boy, let a rambler lead me astray.
 

   Am     C     D  F        Am       C        E
 My mother was a tailor, she sewed my new blue jeans.
   Am     C     D        F       Am      E     Am-E
My father was a gamblin' man way down in New Orleans.
 

    Am   C       D  F               Am       C     E
 The only thing a gambler needs is a suitcase and a trunk,
        Am   C         D    F       Am        E    Am-E
And the only time he's satisfied is when he's on a drunk.
 

   Am      C    D    -F       Am      C      E
 Go tell my baby sister not to do what I have done.
       Am        C        D     F          Am       E      Am-E
But to shun that house in New Orleans they call the Rising Sun.
 

         Am       C      D      -F        Am    C      E
 I've got one foot on the platform and the other on the train,
    Am    C       D     F        Am        E        Am-E
I'm going back to New Orleans to wear that ball and chain.
 

    Am    C       D     F         Am      C      E
 I'm going back to New Orleans, my race is almost run.
    Am    C                 D          F      Am         E      Am-E
I'm going back to spend the rest of my life beneath that Rising Sun.
 
 

Repeat First

 

 

 

UNIVERSAL SOLDIER 

C F G C F G C CF G C   F C  F C G   F G C F G C F G C F C F C G C

 
    C         G             F        Am
He's five foot two, and he's six foot four,
   C           G                 C
He fights with missiles and with spears,
     C             G            Dm        Am
He's all of thirty-one and he's only seventeen,
     F                             G
He's been a soldier for a thousand years.

       C           G          F          Am
He's a Catholic, a Hindu, and Atheist, a Jain,
  C           G              C
A Buddhist, a Baptist, and a Jew.
   C                  G            Dm              Am
He knows he shouldn't kill, but he knows he always will,
     F                                 G
Kill you for me, my friend, and me for you.

     C            G            F            Am
He's fighting for Canada, he's fighting for France,
     C            G   C
He's fighting the U.S.A.
     C                G                  Dm             Am
He's fighting for the Russians, and he's fighting for Japan,
       F                                   G
And he thinks he'll put an end to war this way.

     C              G             F                Am
He's fighting for democracy, he's fighting for the Reds,
   C         G         C
He says it's peace for all.
         C              G             Dm                Am
He's the one who must decide who's to live and who's to die,
       F                             G
And he never sees the writing on the wall.

    C                 G              F                Am
Without him how could Hitler have condemned them at Dachau?
    C              G                 C
Without him Caesar would have stood alone.
         C                 G         Dm            Am
He's the one who gives his body as a weapon of the war,
        F                                 G
And without him all this killing can't go on.

         C         G              F            Am
He's the universal soldier and he really is to blame.
    C                G           C
His orders come from far away no more.
     C                 G              Dm                 Am
They come from him and you and me and brothers can't you see,
        F                            G
This is not the way to put an end to war.

 

 

AMERICAN PIE

 

A long, long time ago... I can still remember how
That music used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance,
That I could make those people dance,
And maybe they'd be happy for a while.

But February made me shiver,
With every paper I'd deliver,
Bad news on the doorstep...
I couldn't take one more step.

I can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
But something touched me deep inside,
The day the music died.

Soo..Bye, bye miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And good ol' boys were drinking whisky and rye?
Singing this will be the day that I die
this will be the day that I die

Did you write the book of love
And do you have faith in God above
If the Bible tells you so
Do you believe in rock n roll
Can music save your mortal soul
Then you can teach me to dance real slow

Well I know that you're in love with him
'Cause I saw you dancing in the gym
You both kicked off your shoes
Then I dig those rhythm and blues

I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
but I knew that I was out of luck
The day the music died

I started singin'...

Bye, bye miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And good ol' boys were drinking whisky and rye?
Singing this will be the day that I die
this will be the day that I die

Now for 10 years we've been on our own
And moss grows fat on a rolling stone
But that's not how it used to be

When the jester sang for the king and queen
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
In a voice that came from you and me

And while the King was looking down
The jester stole his thorny crown
The courtroom was adjourned
No verdict was returned

While Lennon read the book of Marx
The quartet kept practice in the park
And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died

We were singin'

Bye, bye miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And good ol' boys were drinking whisky and rye?
Singing this will be the day that I die
this will be the day that I die

Helter Skelter in a summer swelter
The birds flew off with the fallout shelter
Eight miles high and falling fast

It landed foul on the grass
The players tried for a forward pass
With the jester on the sidelines in a cast

Now the halftime air was sweet perfume
While sergeants played a marching tune
We all got up to dance
Oh, but we never got the chance

'Cause the players tried to take the field,
The marching band refused to yield.

Do you recall what was revealed,
The day the music died?
We started singing

Bye, bye miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And good ol' boys were drinking whisky and rye?
Singing this will be the day that I die
this will be the day that I die

There we were all in one place
A generation lost in space With no time left to start again
So come on Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack Flash sat on a candle stick
'Cause fire is the devil's only friend.

As I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in hell
Could break that satan's spell

And as flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw satan laughing with delight
the day the music died.

I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news
But she just smiled and turned away

I went down to the sacred store
Where I'd heard the music years before
But the man there said the music wouldn't play

And in the streets the children screamed
The lovers cried and the poets dreamed
But not a word was spoken
The church bells all were broken

And the three men I admire most
The Father Son and Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died

They were singin'

Bye, bye miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And good ol' boys were drinking whisky and rye?
Singing this will be the day that I die
this will be the day that I die

 

 

"Lucky Man"
 

"Emerson, Lake and Palmer"
 

He had white horses
And ladies by the score
All dressed in satin
And waiting by the door

 

White lace and feathers
They made up his bed
A gold covered mattress
On which he was laid
 

Chorus
 

One verse & chorus of Aaaahs
 

He went to fight wars
For his country and his king
Of his honor and his glory
The people would sing
 

Chorus
 

A bullet had found him
His blood ran as he cried
No money could save him
So he laid down and he died
 

Chorus
 

Chorus 2 1/2 times with Aaaahs
 

 

 

ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

Gonna write a little letter gonna mail it to me local D.J.
it's a jumpin little record I want my jockey to play
Roll Over Beethoven, gotta hear it again today

My temperature's risin, the juke box's blowin a fuse
My heart's beatin a rhythm, singin out rhythm and blues
Roll Over Beethoven, they're rockin in two by two

Well if you feel you like it, go get your lover and reel and rock it
roll it over and move on up now, go for cover and reel and rock it
roll it over, Roll Over Beethoven, tell Tchaikovsky the news

Early in the mornin I'm a givin you the warnin,
don't you step on my blue suede shoes
hey diddle diddle gonna play my fiddle,
I ain't got nothing to lose
Roll Over Beethoven, tell Tchaikovsky the news

She wiggles like a glow-worm, dances like a spinning top
she got a crazy partner, you should have seen her reel and rock
long as she got a dime, the music will never stop

Well if you feel you like it, go get your lover and reel and rock it
roll it over and move on up now, go for cover and reel and rock it
roll it over, Roll Over Beethoven, dig these rhythm and blues

Roll Over Beethoven, Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven, Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven, dig these rhythm and blues?

 

 

All Out Of Love  by  Air Supply

 

I'm lying alone with my head on the phone
Thinking of you till it hurts
I know you hurt too
But what else can we do
Tormented and torn apart
I wish I could carry your smile in my heart
For times when my life feels so low
It would make me believe
What tomorrow could bring
When today doesn't really know
Doesn't really know
(Chorus)
I'm all out of love, I'm so lost without you
I know you were right believing for so long
I'm all out of love, what am I without you
I can't be too late to say that I was so wrong
I want you to come back and carry me home
Away from these long lonely nights
I'm reaching for you, are you feeling it too
Does the feeling seem oh so right
And what would you say if I called on you now
And said that I can't hold on
There's no easy way, it gets harder each day
Please love me or I'll be gone
I'll be gone
(Chorus)
Oh, what are you thinking of?
What are you thinking of?
Oh, what are you thinking of
What are you thinking of?
(Chorus (3X)
 



 

Stairway to Heaven

(Page-Plant)


There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven
And when she gets there she knows if the stores are closed
With a word she can get what she came for
 

Woe oh oh oh oh oh
And she's buying a stairway to heaven

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
And you know sometimes words have two meanings
In the tree by the brook there's a songbird who sings
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven

Woe oh oh oh oh oh
And she's buying a stairway to heaven

There's a feeling I get when I look to the west
And my spirit is crying for leaving
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees
And the voices of those who stand looking

Woe oh oh oh oh oh
And she's buying a stairway to heaven

And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
And the forest will echo with laughter

And it makes me wonder

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow
Don't be alarmed now
It's just a spring clean for the May Queen

Yes there are two paths you can go by
but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on

Your head is humming and it won't go because you don't know
The piper's calling you to join him
Dear lady can't you hear the wind blow and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our souls
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll
Woe oh oh oh oh oh
And she's buying a stairway to heaven

There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven
And when she gets there she knows if the stores are closed
With a word she can get what she came for
 

And she's buying a stairway to heaven, uh uh uh.
 

 

Just the Way You Are

 

 

Don't go changing, to try and please me

You never let me down before

I don't imagine you're too familiar

And I don't see you anymore

I wouldn't leave you in times of trouble

We never could have come this far

I took the good times, I'll take the bad times

I'll take you just the way you are

 

Don't go trying some new fashion

Don't change the color of your hair

You always have my unspoken passion

Although I might not seem to care

 

I don't want clever conversation

I never want to work that hard

I just want someone that I can talk to

I want you just the way you are.

 

I need to know that you will always be

The same old someone that I knew

What will it take till you believe in me

The way that I believe in you.

 

I said I love you and that's forever

And this I promise from the heart

I could not love you any better

I love you just the way you are.

 

 

She's Always a Woman

 

 

She can kill with a smile

She can wound with her eyes

She can ruin your faith with her casual lies

And she only reveals what she wants you to see

She hides like a child

But she's always a woman to me

 

She can lead you to love

She can take your or leave you

She can ask for the truth

But she'll never believe you

And she'll take what you give her as long as it's free

She steals like a thief

But she's always a woman to me

 

Oh--she takes care of herself

She can wait if she wants

She's ahead of her time

Oh--and she never gives out

And she never gives in

She just changes her mind

 

She will promise you more

Than the Garden of Eden

Then she'll carelessly cut you

And laugh while you're bleedin'

But she'll bring out the best

And the worst you can be

Blame it all on yourself

Cause she's always a woman to me

 

Oh--she takes care of herself

She can wait if she wants

She's ahead of her time

Oh--and she never gives out

And she never gives in

She just changes her mind

 

She is frequently kind

And she's suddenly cruel

She can do as she pleases

She's nobody's fool

But she can't be convicted

She's earned her degree

And the most she will do

Is throw shadows at you

But she's always a woman to me

 

Only the Good Die Young

 

 

Come out Virginia, don't let me me wait

You Catholic girls start much too late

But sooner or later it comes down to fate

I might as well be the one

They showed you a statue and told you to pray

They built you a temple and locked you away

But they never told you the price that you pay

For things that you might have done.....

Only the good die young

 

You might have heard I run with a dangerous crowd

We ain't too pretty we ain't too proud

We might be laughing a bit too loud

But that never hurt no one

Come on Virginia show me a sign

Send up a signal I'll throw you the line

The stained-glass curtain you're hiding behind

Never lets in the sun

And only the good die young

 

You got a nice white dress and a party on your confirmation

You got a brand new soul

And a cross of gold

But Virginia they didn't give you quite enough information

You didn't count on me

When you were counting on your rosary

 

They say there's a heaven for those who will wait

Some say it's better but I say it ain't

I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints

Sinners are much more fun...

And only the good die young

 

You say your mother told you all that I could give you was a reputation

She never cared for me

But did she ever say a prayer for me?

 

 

 

Honesty

 

 

If you search for tenderness

It isn't hard to find

You can have the love you need to live

But if you look for truthfulness

You might just as well be blind

It always seems to be so hard to give

 

CHORUS

Honesty is such a lonely word

Everyone is so untrue

Honest is hardly ever heard

And mostly what I need from you

 

I can always find someone

To say they sympathize

If I wear my heart out on my sleeve

But I don't want some pretty face

To tell me pretty lies

All I want is someone to believe

 

CHORUS

 

I can find a lover

I can find a friend

I can have security

Until the bitter end

Anyone can comfort me

With promises again

I know, I know

 

When I'm deep inside of me

Don't be too concerned

I won't as for nothing while I'm gone

But when I want sincerity

Tell me where else can I turn

Because you're the one I depend upon

 

CHORUS

 

My Life

 

 

Got a call from an old friend

We used to be real close

Said he couldn't go on the American way

Closed the shop, sold the house

Bought a ticket to the West Coast

Now he gives them a stand-up routine in L.A.

 

CHORUS

I don't need you to worry for me cause I'm alright

I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home

I don't care what you say anymore, this is my life

Go ahead with your own life, and leave me alone

 

I never said you had to offer me a second chance

I never said I was a victim of circumstance

I still belong, don't get me wrong

And you can speak your mind

But not on my time

 

They will tell you you can't sleep

Alone in a strange place

Then they'll tell you you can't sleep with somebody else

But sooner or later you sleep

In your own space

Either way it's okay to wake up with yourself

 

CHORUS

 

METALLICA/  NOTHING ELSE MATTERS

 

  So close no matter how far
couldn't be much more from the heart
forever trusting who we are
and nothing else matters

never opened myself this way
life is ours, we live it our way
all these words I don't just say
and nothing else matters

trust I seek and I find in you
every day for us something new
open mind for a different view
and nothing else matters

never cared for what they do
never cared for what they know
but I know

so close no matter how far
couldn't be much more from the heart
forever trusting who we are
and nothing else matters

never cared for what they do
never cared for what they know
but I know

never opened myself this way
life is ours, we live it our way
all these words I don't just say

trust I seek and I find in you
every day for us something new
open mind for a different view
and nothing else matters

never cared for what they say
never cared for games they play
never cared for what they do
never cared for what they know
and I know

so close no matter how far
couldn't be much more from the heart
forever trusting who we are
no nothing else matters

 

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

 

 

Science Fiction/Double Feature
 

Lips Michael Rennie was ill
The Day the Earth Stood Still
But he told us where we stand
And Flash Gordon was there
In silver underwear
Claude Rains was The Invisible Man
Then something went wrong
For Fay Wray and King Kong
They got caught in a celluloid jam
Then at a deadly pace
It Came From Outer Space
And this is how the message ran...
 

Science fiction (ooh ooh ooh) double feature
Doctor X (ooh ooh ooh) will build a creature
See androids fighting (ooh ooh ooh) Brad and Janet
Anne Francis stars in (ooh ooh ooh) Forbidden Planet
Wo oh oh oh oh oh
At the late night, double feature, picture show
 

I knew Leo G. Carroll
Was over a barrel
When Tarantula took to the hills
And I really got hot
When I saw Janette Scott
Fight a Triffid that spits poison and kills
Dana Andrews said prunes
Gave him the runes
And passing them used lots of skills
But When Worlds Collide
Said George Pal to his bride
I'm gonna give you some terrible thrills
Like a...
 

Science fiction (ooh ooh ooh) double feature
Doctor X (ooh ooh ooh) will build a creature
See androids fighting (ooh ooh ooh) Brad and Janet
Anne Francis stars in (ooh ooh ooh) Forbidden Planet
Wo oh oh oh oh oh
At the late night, double feature, picture show
I wanna go - Oh oh oh oh
To the late night, double feature, picture show
By R.K.O. - Wo oh oh oh
To the late night, double feature, picture show
In the back row - Oh oh oh oh
To the late night, double feature, picture show
 

Dammit Janet
 

Brad Majors Hey, Janet
Janet Weiss Yes, Brad?
Brad Majors I've got something to say
Janet Weiss Uh huh?
Brad Majors I really love the...skillful way
You beat the other girls
To the bride's bouquet
 
Janet Weiss Oh...oh, Brad
Brad Majors The river was deep but I swam it
Chorus Janet
Brad Majors The future is ours, so let's plan it
Chorus Janet
Brad Majors So please don't tell me to can it
Chorus Janet
Brad Majors I've one thing to say, and that's
Dammit Janet, I love you
The road was long but I ran it
 
Chorus Janet
Brad Majors There's a fire in my heart and you fan it
Chorus Janet
Brad Majors If there's one fool for you then I am it
Chorus Janet
Brad Majors I've one thing to say, and that's
Dammit Janet, I love you
Here's a ring to prove that I'm no joker
There's three ways that love can grow
That's good, bad, or mediocre
Oh J-A-N-E-T, I love you so
 
Janet Weiss Oh, it's nicer than Betty Munroe had
Chorus Oh, Brad
Janet Weiss Now we're engaged and I'm so glad
Chorus Oh, Brad
Janet Weiss That you met Mom and you know Dad
Chorus Oh, Brad
Janet Weiss I've one thing to say, and that's
Brad, I'm mad, for you too
Oh, Brad
 
Brad Majors Oh, dammit
Janet Weiss I'm mad
Brad Majors Oh, Janet
Janet Weiss For you
Brad Majors I love you too
Brad and Janet There's one thing left to do, ah-hoo
Brad Majors And that's go see the man who began it
Chorus Janet
Brad Majors When we met in his science exam-it
Chorus Janet
Brad Majors Made me give you the eye and then panic
Chorus Janet
Brad Majors Now I've one thing to say, and that's
Dammit Janet, I love you
Dammit, Janet
 
Janet Weiss Oh Brad, I'm mad
Brad Majors Dammit, Janet
Brad and Janet I love you

Over at the Frankenstein Place
 

Janet Weiss In the velvet darkness
Of the blackest night
Burning bright
There's a guiding star
No matter what or who you are
 
Brad and Janet There's a light
Chorus Over at the Frankenstein place
Brad and Janet There's a light
Chorus Burning in the fireplace
Brad and Janet There's a light, light
In the darkness of everybody's life
 
Riff Raff The darkness must go
Down the river of night's dreaming
Flow morphia slow
Let the sun and light come streaming
Into my life, into my life
 
Brad and Janet There's a light
Chorus Over at the Frankenstein place
Brad and Janet There's a light
Chorus Burning in the fireplace
There's a light, a light
 
Brad and Janet In the darkness of everybody's life

The Time Warp
 

Riff Raff It's astounding
Time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely
 
Magenta Not for very much longer
Riff Raff I've got to keep control
I remember doing the Time Warp
Drinking those moments when
The blackness would hit me
 
Riff and Magenta And the void would be calling
Chorus Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again
 
Criminologist It's just a jump to the left
Chorus And then a step to the right
Criminologist With your hands on your hips
Chorus You bring your knees in tight
But it's the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane
Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again
 
Magenta It's so dreamy
Oh, fantasy free me
So you can't see me
No, not at all
In another dimension
With voyeuristic intention
Well secluded, I see all
 
Riff Raff With a bit of a mind flip
Magenta You're into the time slip
Riff Raff And nothing can ever be the same
Magenta You're spaced out on sensation
Riff Raff Like you're under sedation
Chorus Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again
 
Columbia Well I was walking down the street
Just a having a think
When a snake of a guy gave me an evil wink
He shook-a me up, he took me by surprise
He had a pick up truck and the devil's eyes
He stared at me and I felt a change
Time meant nothing, never would again
 
Chorus Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again
 
Criminologist It's just a jump to the left
Chorus And then a step to the right
Criminologist With your hands on your hips
Chorus You bring your knees in tight
But it's the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane
Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again
 

Sweet Transvestite
 

Dr. Frank-N-Furter How do you do
I see you've met my faithful handyman
He's just a little brought down because
When you knocked
He thought you were the candyman
Don't get strung out by the way I look
Don't judge a book by its cover
I'm not much of a man by the light of day
But by night I'm one hell of a lover
I'm just a sweet transvestite
From Transexual, Transylvania
 

Let me show you around, maybe play you a sound
You look like you're both pretty groovy
Or if you want something visual
That's not too abysmal
We could take in an old Steeve Reeves movie
 

Brad Majors I'm glad we caught you at home
Could we use your phone?
We're both in a bit of a hurry
 
Janet Weiss Right!
Brad Majors We'll just say where we are
Then go back to the car
We don't want to be any worry
 
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Well you got caught with a flat
Well how 'bout that
Well babies don't you panic
By the light of the night
It'll all seem alright
I'll get you a Satanic mechanic
I'm just a sweet transvestite
From Transexual, Transylvania
Why don't you stay for the night
 
Riff Raff Night!
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Or maybe a bite
Columbia Bite!
Dr. Frank-N-Furter I could show you my favorite obsession
I've been making a man
With blonde hair and a tan
And he's good for relieving my tension
I'm just a sweet transvestite
From Transexual, Transylvania
Hit it! Hit it!
I'm just a sweet transvestite
 
Chorus Sweet Transvestite!
Dr. Frank-N-Furter From Transexual
Chorus Transylvania
Dr. Frank-N-Furter So come up to the lab
And see what's on the slab
I see you shiver with antici...pation
But maybe the rain
Isn't really to blame
So I'll remove the cause
But not the symptom
 

Sword of Damocles
 

Rocky Horror The Sword of Damocles is hanging over my head
And I've got the feeling someone's gonna be cutting the thread
Oh, woe is me
My life is a misery
Oh, can't you see
That I'm at the start of a pretty big downer
I woke up this morning with a start when I fell out of bed
 
Chorus That ain't no crime
Rocky Horror And left from my dreaming was a feeling of unnameable dread
Chorus That ain't no crime
Rocky Horror My high is low
I'm dressed up with no place to go
And all I know
Is I'm at the start of a pretty big downer
 
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Oh, Rocky!
Chorus Sha la la la
That ain't no crime
 
Rocky Horror Oh no no no
Chorus Sha la la la
That ain't no crime
 
Rocky Horror Oh no no no
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Oh, my baby!
Chorus Sha la la la
That ain't no crime
That ain't no crime
 
Rocky Horror The Sword of Damocles is hanging over my head
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Oh, really!
Chorus That ain't no crime
Rocky Horror And I've got the feeling someone's gonna be cutting the thread
Chorus That ain't no crime
Rocky Horror Oh, woe is me
My life is a mystery
And can't you see
That I'm at the start of a pretty big downer
 
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Come here!
Chorus Sha la la la
That ain't no crime
 
Rocky Horror Oh no no no
Chorus Sha la la la
That ain't no crime
 
Rocky Horror Oh no no no
Chorus Sha la la la
That ain't no crime
That ain't no crime
 

Sha la la la
That ain't no crime
 

Rocky Horror Oh no no no
Chorus Sha la la la
That ain't no crime
 
Rocky Horror Oh no no no
Chorus Sha la la la
That ain't no crime
That ain't no crime
Sha la la
 

I Can Make You A Man
 

Dr. Frank-N-Furter A weakling weighing ninety-eight pounds
Will get sand in his face
When kicked to the ground
And soon in the gym
With a determined chin
The sweat from his pores
As he works for his cause
Will make him glisten
And gleam, and with massage
And just a little bit of steam
He'll be pink and quite clean
He'll be a strong man
Oh, honey!
 
Chorus But the wrong man
Dr. Frank-N-Furter He'll eat nutritious, high protein
And swallow raw eggs
Try to build up his shoulders
His chest, arms, and legs
Such an effort
If he only knew of my plan
In just seven days
 
Chorus I can make you a man
Dr. Frank-N-Furter He'll do press-ups and chin-ups
Do the snatch, clean, and jerk
He thinks dynamic tension
Must be hard work
Such strenuous living
I just don't understand
When in just seven days
Oh, baby
I can make you a man
 

Hot Patootie - Bless My Soul
 

Eddie Whatever happened to Saturday night?
When you dressed up sharp and you felt alright
It don't seem the same since cosmic light
Came into my life, I thought I was divine
I used to go for a ride with a chick who'd go
And listen to the music on the radio
A saxophone was blowing on a Rock and Roll show
We climbed in the back seat, really had a good time
Hot patootie, bless my soul
Really love that Rock and Roll
 
Chorus Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
 
Eddie (saxophone solo)

My head used to swim from the perfume I smelled
My hands kinda fumbled with her white plastic belt
I'd taste her baby pink lipstick and that's when I'd melt
She'd whisper in my ear tonight she really was mine
Get back in front and put some hair oil on
Buddy Holly was singing his very last song
With your arms around your girl, you try to sing along
It felt pretty good...Whoo!
Really had a good time
Hot patootie, bless my soul
Really love that Rock and Roll
 

Chorus Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
 

(saxophone solo)

Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
 

I Can Make You A Man: Reprise
 

Dr. Frank-N-Furter But a deltoid and a bicep
A hot groin and a tricep
Makes me - Ooh! - shake
Makes me wanna take Charles Atlas by the hand
 
Chorus In just seven days
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Oh, baby
Chorus I can make you a man
Dr. Frank-N-Furter I don't want no dissension
Just dynamic tension
 
Janet Weiss I'm a muscle fan
Chorus In just seven days
I can make you a man
 
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Dig it if you can
Chorus In just seven days
I can make you a man
 

Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me
 

Janet Weiss I was feeling done in
Couldn't win
I'd only ever kissed before
 
Columbia You mean she?
Magenta Uh huh
Janet Weiss I thought there's no use getting
Into heavy petting
It only leads to trouble
And seat wetting
Now all I want to know
Is how to go
I've tasted blood and I want more
 
Magenta and Columbia More, more, more!
Janet Weiss I'll put up no resistance
I want to stay the distance
I've got an itch to scratch
I need assistance
Touch-a touch-a touch-a touch me
I wanna be dirty
Thrill me, chill me, fulfill me
Creature of the night
 

Then if anything grows
While you pose
I'll oil you up
And rub you down
 

Magenta and Columbia Down, down, down!
Janet Weiss And that's just one small fraction
Of the main attraction
You need a friendly hand
And I need action
Touch-a touch-a touch-a touch me
I wanna be dirty
Thrill me, chill me, fulfill me
Creature of the night
 
Columbia Touch-a touch-a touch-a touch me
Magenta I wanna be dirty
Columbia Thrill me, chill me, fulfill me
Magenta Creature of the night
Janet Weiss Oh, touch-a touch-a touch-a touch me
I wanna be dirty
Thrill me, chill me, fulfill me
Creature of the night
 
Rocky Horror Creature of the night
Brad Majors Creature of the night?
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Creature of the night
Magenta Creature of the night
Riff Raff Creature of the night
Columbia Creature of the night
Rocky Horror Creature of the night
Janet Weiss Creature of the night!

Once in a While
 

Brad Majors Once in a while, she don't want to call you
Speaking on the telephone
And once in your life, she won't want to know you
You look around
The one you've found, she is gone
 

And that's all the time that it takes
For a heart to turn to stone
The sweeter the wine
The harder to make the break
You hear something about someone
You'd thought you'd known
 

So baby don't cry like there's no tomorrow
After the night there's a brand new day
And there'll be no pain, and no more sorrow
So wash your face
And phone my place, it'll be OK
 

And that's all the time that it takes
For a heart to beat again
So give me a sign
That a lover makes
You look around
The one you've found is back again
 

Eddie
 

Dr. Everett v. Scott From the day he was born
He was trouble
He was the thorn
In his mother's side
She tried in vain
 
Criminologist But he never caused her nothing but shame
Dr. Everett v. Scott He left home the day she died
From the day she was gone
All he wanted
Was rock and roll porn
And a motorbike
Shooting up junk
 
Criminologist He was a low down cheap little punk
Dr. Everett v. Scott Taking everyone for a ride
Chorus When Eddie said he didn't like his teddy
You knew he was a no good kid
But when he threatened your life
With a switch blade knife
 
Dr. Frank-N-Furter What a guy
Janet Weiss Makes you cry
Dr. Everett v. Scott And I did
Columbia Everybody shoved him
I very nearly loved him
I said hey listen to me
Stay sane inside insanity
But he locked the door
And threw away the key
 
Dr. Everett v. Scott But he must've been drawn
Into something
Making him warn me
In a note which reads
 
Chorus What's it say? What's it say?
Eddie I'm out of my head
Oh hurry, or I may be dead
They mustn't carry out their evil deeds
 
Chorus When Eddie said he didn't like his teddy
You knew he was a no good kid
But when he threatened your life
With a switch blade knife
 
Dr. Frank-N-Furter What a guy
Janet Weiss Makes you cry
Dr. Everett v. Scott And I did
Chorus When Eddie said he didn't like his teddy
You knew he was a no good kid
But when he threatened your life
With a switch blade knife
 
Dr. Frank-N-Furter What a guy
Chorus Whoa ho ho
Janet Weiss Makes you cry
Chorus Hey hey hey
Dr. Everett v. Scott And I did
Chorus Eddie

Planet Schmanet, Janet
 

Dr. Frank-N-Furter How could you!
Dr. Everett v. Scott This way! This way!
Riff Raff Shut up!
Dr. Frank-N-Furter I'll tell you once
I won't tell you twice
You'd better wise up, Janet Weiss
Your apple pie don't taste too nice
You'd better wise up, Janet Weiss
 

I've laid the seed, it should be all you need
You're as sensual as a pencil
Wound up like an 'E' or first string
When we made it, did you hear a bell ring?
You got a block, well take my advice
You'd better wise up, Janet Weiss
The Transducer will seduce ya
 

Janet Weiss My feet! I can't move my feet!
Dr. Everett v. Scott My wheels! My God, I can't move my wheels!
Brad Majors It's as if we're glued to the spot!
Dr. Frank-N-Furter You are! So quake with fear, you tiny fools!
Janet Weiss Oh, we're trapped!
Dr. Frank-N-Furter It's something you'll get used to
A mental mind-fuck can be nice
 
Dr. Everett v. Scott You won't find Earth people quite the easy mark you imagine
This sonic transducer - it is, I suppose, some kind of
Audio-vibratory, physiomolecular transport device
 
Brad Majors You mean
Dr. Everett v. Scott Yes, Brad
It's something we ourselves have been working on for quite some time
But it seems our friend here has found a means of perfecting it
A device which is capable of breaking down solid matter and then
Projecting it through space, and who knows, perhaps even time itself
 
Janet Weiss You mean, he's gonna send us to another planet?
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Planet, schmanet, Janet!
You'd better wise up, Janet Weiss
You'd better wise up
Build your thighs up
You'd better wise up
 
Criminologist And then she cried out
Janet Weiss Stop!

Rose Tint My World
 

Columbia It was great when it all began
I was a regular Frankie fan
But it was over when he had the plan
To start working on a muscle man
Now the only thing that gives me hope
Is my love of a certain dope
Rose tints my world
Keeps me safe from my trouble and pain
 
Rocky Horror I'm just seven hours old
Truly beautiful to behold
And somebody should be told
My libido hasn't been controlled
Now the only thing I've come to trust
Is an orgasmic rush of lust
Rose tints my world
And keeps me safe from my trouble and pain
 
Brad Majors It's beyond me
Help me, Mommy
I'll be good, you'll see
Take this dream away
What this, let's see
I feel sexy
What's come over me?
Woo! Here it comes again
 
Janet Weiss I feel released
Bad times deceased
My confidence has increased
Reality is here
The game has been disbanded
My mind has been expanded
It's a gas that Frankie's landed
His lust is so sincere
 

Fanfare/Don't Dream It
 

Dr. Frank-N-Furter Whatever happened to Fay Wray?
That delicate satin draped frame
As it clung to her thigh, how I started to cry
'Cause I wanted to be dressed just the same
Give yourself over to absolute pleasure
Swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh
Erotic nightmares beyond any measure
And sensual daydreams to treasure forever
Can't you just see it. Whoa ho ho!
Don't dream it, be it
Don't dream it, be it
 
Chorus Don't dream it, be it
Don't dream it, be it
Don't dream it, be it
Don't dream it, be it
Don't dream it, be it
Don't dream it, be it
Don't dream it, be it
Don't dream it, be it
Don't dream it, be it
 
Dr. Everett v. Scott Ach! We've got to get out of this trap
Before this decadence saps our wills
I've got to be strong and try to hang on
Or else my mind, may well snap
And my life will be lived
For the thrills
 
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Don't dream it, be it
Brad Majors It's beyond me
Help me, Mommy
 
Janet Weiss God bless Lili St. Cyr

Wild and Untamed Thing
 

Dr. Frank-N-Furter My my my
My my my my my
My my my my
My my
I'm a wild and an untamed thing
I'm a bee with a deadly sting
You get a hit and your mind goes ping
Your heart'll pump and your blood will sing
So let the party and the sounds rock on
We're gonna shake it 'till the life has gone
Rose tint my world
Keep me safe from my trouble and pain
 
Chorus We're a wild and an untamed thing
We're a bee with a deadly sting
You get a hit and your mind goes ping
Your heart'll pump and your blood will sing
So let the party and the sounds rock on
We're gonna shake it 'till the life has gone
Rose tint my world
Keep me safe from my trouble and pain
 

We're a wild and an untamed thing
We're a bee with a deadly sting
You get a hit and your mind goes ping
Your heart'll pump and your blood will sing
So let the party and the sounds rock on
We're gonna shake it 'till the life has gone, gone, gone
Rose tint my world
Keep me safe from my trouble and pain
 

Riff Raff Frank-N-Furter, it's all over
Your mission is a failure
Your lifestyle's too extreme
I'm your new commander
You now are my prisoner
We return to Transylvania
Prepare the transit beam
 

I'm Going Home
 

Dr. Frank-N-Furter On the day I went away
Chorus Goodbye
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Was all I had to say
Chorus Now I
Dr. Frank-N-Furter I want to come again and stay
Chorus Oh my
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Smile, and that will mean I may
'Cause I've seen blue skies
Through the tears in my eyes
And I realize I'm going home
 
Chorus I'm going home
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Everywhere, it's been the same
Chorus Feeling
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Like I'm outside in the rain
Chorus Wheeling
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Free to try and find a game
Chorus Dealing
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Cards for sorrow
Cards for pain
'Cause I've seen blue skies
Through the tears in my eyes
And I realize I'm going home
 
Chorus I'm going home
I'm going home
I'm going home
 

Super Heroes
 

Brad Majors I've done a lot
God knows I've tried
To find the truth
I've even lied
But all I know
Is down inside I'm
 
Chorus Bleeding
Janet Weiss And super heroes
Come to feast
To taste the flesh
Not yet deceased
And all I know
Is still the beast is
 
Chorus Feeding
Criminologist And crawling on the planet's face
Some insects called the human race
Lost in time, and lost in space
And meaning
Chorus Meaning

Science Fiction/Double Feature: Reprise
 

Lips Science fiction, double feature
Frank has built and lost his creature
Darkness has conquered Brad and Janet
The servants gone to a distant planet
Wo oh oh oh oh oh
At the late night, double feature, picture show
I want to go
Oh oh oh oh
To the late night, double feature, picture show
 

 

 

MEAT LOAF

 


 

 

I. Paradise
 

Boy:
I remember every little thing
As if it happened only yesterday
Parking by the lake
And there was not another car in sight
And I never had a girl
Looking any better than you did
And all the kids at school
They were wishing they were me that night
 

And now our bodies are oh so close and tight
It never felt so good, it never felt so right
And we're glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
C'mon! Hold on tight!
C'mon! Hold on tight!
 

Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night
I can see paradise by the dashboard light
 

Girl:
Ain't no doubt about it
We were doubly blessed
Cause we were barely seventeen
And we were barely dressed
 

Ain't no doubt about it
Baby got to go and shout it
Ain't no doubt about it
We were doubly blessed
 

Boy:
Cause we were barely seventeen
And we were barely dressed
 

Baby doncha hear my heart
You got it drowning out the radio
I've been waiting so long
For you to come along and have some fun
 

And I gotta let ya know
No you're never gonna regret it
So open up your eyes I got a big surprise
It'll feel all right
Well I wanna make your motor run
 

And now our bodies are oh so close and tight
It never felt so good, it never felt so right
And we're glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
C'mon! Hold on tight!
C'mon! Hold on tight!
 

Though it's cold and lonley in the deep dark night
I can see paradise by the dashboard light
Paradise by the dashboard light
 

You got to do what you can
And let Mother Nature do the rest
Ain't no doubt about it
We were doubly blessed
Cause we were barely seventeen
And we were barely--
 

We're gonna go all the way tonight
We're gonna go allt he way
An tonight's the night...
 

Radio Broadcast:
Ok, here we go, we got a real pressure cooker
going here, two down, nobody on, no score,
bottom of the ninth, there's the wind-up and
there it is, a line shot up the middle, look
at him go. This boy can really fly!
He's rounding first and really turning it on
now, he's not letting up at all, he's gonna
try for second; the ball is bobbled out in center,
and here comes the throw, and what a throw!
He's gonna slide in head first, here he comes, he's out!
No, wait, safe--safe at second base, this kid really
makes things happen out there.
Batter steps up to the plate, here's the pitch--
he's going, and what a jump he's got, he's trying
for third, here's the throw, it's in the dirt--
safe at third! Holy cow, stolen base!
He's taking a pretty big lead out there, almost
daring him to try and pick him off. The pitcher
glance over, winds up, and it's bunted, bunted
down the third base line, the suicide squeeze in on!
Here he comes, squeeze play, it's gonna be close,
here's the throw, there's the play at the plate,
holy cow, I think he's gonna make it!
 

II. Let Me Sleep On It
 

Girl:
Stop right there!
I gotta know right now!
Before we go any further--!
 

Do you love me?
Will you love me forever?
Do you need me?
Will you never leave me?
Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?
Do you love me!?
Will you love me forever!?
Do you need me!?
Will you never leave me!?
Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life!?
Will you take me away and will you make me your wife!?
I gotta know right now
Before we go any further
Do you love me!!!?
Will you love me forever!!!?
 

Boy:
Let me sleep on it
Baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it
And I'll give you my answer in the morning
 

Let me sleep on it
Baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it
And I'll give you my answer in the morning
 

Let me sleep on it
Baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it
And I'll give you my answer in the morning
 

Girl:
I gotta know right now!
Do you love me?
Will you love me forever?
Do you need me?
Will you never leave me?
Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?
I gotta know right now!
Before we go any further
Do you love me?
And will you love me forever?
 

Boy:
Let me sleep on it
Baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it
And I'll give you my answer in the morning
Let me sleep on it!!!
 

Girl:
Will you love me forever?

Boy:
Let me sleep on it!!!

Girl:
Will you love me forever!!!
 

III. Praying for the End of Time
 

Boy:
I couldn't take it any longer
Lord I was crazed
And when the feeling came upon me
Like a tidal wave
I started swearing to my god and on my mother's grave
That I would love you to the end of time
I swore that I would love you to the end of time!
 

So now I'm praying for the end of time
To hurry up and arrive
Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
I don't think that I can really survive
I'll never break my promise or forget my vow
But God only knows what I can do right now
I'm praying for the end of time
It's all that I can do
Praying for the end of time, so I can end my time with you!!!
 

Boy:
It was long ago and it was far away
and it was so much better than it is today
 

Girl:
It never felt so good
It never felt so right
And we were glowing like
A metal on the edge of a knife
 

 

 

 
TWO OUT OF THREE AIN'T BAD

 

Baby we can talk all night
But that ain't getting us nowhere
I told you everything I possibly can
There's nothing left inside of here
And maybe you can cry all night
But that'll never change the way that I feel
The snow is really piling up outside
I wish you wouldn't make me leave here

I poured it on and I poured it out
I tried to show you just how much I care
I'm tired of words and I'm too hoarse to shout
But you've been cold to me so long
I'm crying icicles instead of tears

And all I can do is keep on telling you

I want you
I need you
But there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you
Now don't be sad...
'Cause two out of three ain't bad
Now don't be sad
'Cause two out of three ain't bad

You'll never dig for gold on a sandy beach
You'll never drill for oil on a city street
I know you're looking for a ruby in a mountain of rock
But there ain't no Coupe de Ville hiding at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box

I can't lie
I can't tell you that I'm something I'm not
No matter how I try
I'll never be able
To give you something
Something that I just haven't got

There's only one girl that I will ever love
And that was so many years ago
And though I know I'll never get her out of my heart
She never loved me back
Ooh I know

I remember how she left me on a stormy night
She kissed me and got out of our bed
And though I pleaded and I begged her not to walk out that door
She packed her bags and turned right away
And she kept on telling me
She kept on telling me
She kept on telling me

I want you
I need you
But there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you
Now don't be sad...
'Cause two out of three ain't bad
I want you
I need you
But there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you
Now don't be sad
'Cause two out of three ain't bad
Don't be sad
'Cause two out of three ain't bad

Baby we can talk all night
But that ain't getting us nowhere

 

 

I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE
 
 
And I would do anything for love,
I'd run right into hell and back
I would do anything for love,
I'll never lie to you and that's a fact

But I'll never forget the way you feel right now,
Oh no, no way
And I would do anything for love, but I won't do that,
I won't do that
Anything for love, oh I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love, but I won't do that,
Oh I won't do that

Some days it don't come easy,
And some days it don't come hard
Some days it don't come at all,
And these are the days that never end
Some nights you're breathing fire,
And some nights you're carved in ice
Some nights you're like nothing
I've ever seen before or will again

Maybe I'm crazy, but it's crazy and it's true
I know you can save me,
No one else can save me now but you

As long as the planets are turning,
As long as the stars are burning
As long as your dreams are coming true,
You better believe it

That I would do anything for love,
And I'll be there til the final act
I would do anything for love,
And I'll take a vow and seal a pact

But I'll never forgive myself
If we don't go all the way tonight
And I would do anything for love,
Oh I would do anything for love
Oh I would do anything for love,
But I won't do that, no I won't do that

I would do anything for love,
Anything you've been dreaming of
But I just won't do that (repeats 3x)

Some days I pray for silence,
And somedays I pray for soul
Some days I just pray to the God of
Sex and Drums and Rock 'N Roll
Some nights I lose the feeling,
And some nights I lose control
Some nights I just lose it all
When I watch you dance and the thunder rolls

Maybe I'm lonely
And that's all I'm qualified to be
There's just one and only,
The one and only promise I can keep

As long as the wheels are turning,
As long as the fires are burning
As long as your prayers are coming true,
You better believe it

That I would do anything for love,
And you know it's true and that's a fact
I would do anything for love,
And there'll never be no turning back

But I'll never do it better than I do it with you,
So long, so long
And I would do anything for love,
Oh I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love,
But I won't do that,
No no no I won't do that

I would do anything for love,
Anything you've been dreaming of
But I just won't do that

But I'll never stop dreaming of you
Every night of my life, no way

And I would do anything for love,
Oh I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love,
But I won't do that, no I won't do that

Will you raise me up, will you help me down?
Will you get me right out of this Godforsaken town?
Will you make it all a little less cold?

I can do that! I can do that!

Will you hold me sacred? Will you hold me tight?
Can you colorize my life, I'm so sick of black and white?
Can you make it all a little less old?

I can do that! Oh oh, now I can do that!

Will you make me some magic, with your own two hands?
Can you build an emerald city with these grains of sand?
Can you give me something I can take home?

I can do that! Oh oh now, I can do that!

Will you cater to every fantasy I got?
Will ya hose me down with holy water, if I get too hot?
Will you take me places I've never known?

I can do that! Oh oh now, I can do that!

After a while you'll forget everything
It was a brief interlude and a midsummer night's fling
And you'll see that it's time to move on

I won't do that! No I won't do that!

I know the territory, I've been around
It'll all turn to dust and we'll all fall down
And sooner or later, you'll be screwing around

I won't do that! No I won't do that!

Anything for love,
Oh I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love, but I won't do that,
No I won't do that
 
 
 Hot Patootie
Whatever Happened To Saturday Night?
Meat Loaf
Rocky Horror Picture Show

Whatever happened to Saturday night,
When you dressed up sharp and you felt alright?
It don't seem the same since cosmic light
Came into my life, I thought I was divine.
I used to go for a ride with a chick who'd go,
And listen to the music on the radio;
A saxophone was blowing on a rock `n roll show.
You climbed in the back seat, you really had a good time.
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock `n roll.
(repeat three more times)

(Sax solo)

My head used to swim from the perfume I smelled.
My hands kind of fumbled with her white plastic belt.
I'd taste her baby pink lipstick and that's when I'd melt
And she'd whisper in my ear tonight she really was mine.
Get back in front, put some hair oil on
Buddy Holly was singing his very last song.
With your arms around your girl you'd try to sing along.
It felt pretty good. Woo You really had a good time.
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock `n roll.
(repeat three more times)

(Sax solo)

Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock `n roll.
(repeat seven more times)

 

Whatever happened to a Saturday night
When you dressed up sharp and you felt all right
It don't seem the same since cosmic light
Came into my life, I thought I was divine
I used to go for a ride with a chick who'd go
And listen to the music on the radio
A saxophone was blowing on a rock and roll show
We climbed in the back seat, really had a good time
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll

My head used to swim from the perfume I smelt
My hands kind of fumbled with her white plastic belt
I'd taste her baby pink lipstick and that's when I'd melt
She'd whisper in my ear tonight she really was mine
Get back in front and put some hair oil on
Buddy Holly was singing his very last song
With your arms around your girl you'd try to sing along
It felt pretty good
Woo
You really had a good time
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll

 
 
 

Heaven Can Wait
Piano: Roy Bittan
String Arrangement: Ken Ascher
Background Vocals: Rory Dodd, Todd Rundgren

Heaven can wait
And a band of angels wrapped up in my heart
Will take me through the lonely night
Throught the cold of the day
And I know
I know
Heaven can wait
And all the gods come down here just to sing for me
And the melody's gonna make be fly
Without pain
Without fear
Give me all of your dreams
And let me go along on your way
Give me all of your prayers to sing
And I'll turn the night into the skylight of day
I got a taste of paradise
I'm never gonna let it slip away
I got a taste of paradise
It's all I really need to make me stay-
Just like a child again

Heaven can wait
And all I got is time until the end of time
I won't look back
I won't look back
Let the altars shine
And I know that I've been released
But I don't know to where
And nobody's gonna tell me now
And I don't really care
No no no
I got a taste of paradise
That's all I really need to make me stay
I got a taste of paradise
If I had it any sooner you know
You know I never would have run away
From my home
Heaven can wait
And all I got is time until the end of time
I won't look back
I won't look back
Let the altars shine
Heaven can wait
Heaven can wait
I won't look back
I won't look back
Let the altars shine
Let the altars shine
 

 

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