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| PERFECT DAY | ONCE UPON A TIME | HALLO MY FRIEND | MISSING YOU ALREADY |UNCLE JOE| EACH OTHER | TWO STUBBORN PEOPLE | OVER THE HORIZON | WHERE DID YOU SLEEP? | KNOCKING ON YOUR DOOR AGAIN | BAD DREAM |


PERFECT DAY
Perfect day, sky is blue
All set up for an “I love you”
Something’s missing – that something is you

You decided the other day
To break it up, throw it all away
Something’s missing – that something is you

You made something out of nothing
On the day that we met
You filled my heart with fire
Something I will never forget
The way you put that fire out only shows
That nothing is for ever and anything goes

Day’s still perfect, sky’s still blue
I’m still perfectly lonesome too
Something’s missing – that something is you

You made something out of nothing
On the day that we met
You filled my heart with fire
Something I will never forget
The way you put that fire out only shows
That nothing is for ever and anything goes

Day’s still perfect, sky’s still blue
I’m still perfectly lonesome too
Something’s missing – that something is you
That something is you
That something is you
That something is you

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ONCE UPON A TIME     
Once upon a time I was a dreamer
Once upon a time thought fairy tales come true
Then you crashed into my life
Smashed into my heart
Trashed into my dreams
Left the fairies telling tales on you

Once upon a time we sang love songs
Once upon a time thought we’d pull through
I was the fool – thought that fairy tales come true
‘Cos once upon a time I loved you

I told myself you were my Fairy Princess
My Queen of Hearts
I told myself – you were The One
But fools fool themselves and no one else, no one else
For fools it’s easily done

Once upon a time we sang love songs
Once upon a time thought we’d pull through
I was the fool – thought that fairy tales come true
Once upon a time I loved you
Yeah once upon a time I loved you

Once upon a time we sang love songs
Once upon a time thought we’d pull through
I was the fool – thought that fairy tales come true
Once upon a time I loved you
Yeah once upon a time I loved you
Yeah once upon a time I loved you

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HALLO MY FRIEND   
Hallo my friend
Never thought I’d see you
Like this again
Took me by surprise
With all those years
Those wilderness years
Since we said
Good bye forever

How’ve you bin?
Haven’t heard a whisper
And it’s a sin
The way the years slip by
But here we are
Seems like only yesterday
Since we said
Goodbye forever

Never forever only for now
Don’t know when we’ll meet again
Someday somehow

And are you well?
Heart still beating sweetly?
And does the spell
Stay strong across the years?
It’s been happy and sad
Life’s been good and bad
Since we said
Good bye forever - No no no no
We’ll never say
Goodbye forever

Never forever only for now
Don’t know when we’ll meet again
Someday somehow

Hallo my friend
Never thought I’d see you
Like this again
Took me by surprise
With all those years
Those wilderness years
Since we said
Good bye forever
No no no no
We’ll never say
Good bye forever
No no no no no no   
We’ll never say
Good bye Forever

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MISSING YOU ALREADY  
Think I’m the one that’s gonna die
But if I’m wrong and it’s you to fly
Well I’m missing you – I’m missing you already

If you go before your time
And I’m left bereft and crying
Well I’m missing you – I’m missing you already

Time goes by   Life is short
Lot to learn     Little taught
Lot to do before we go – ain’t that so?

I wanna be the first to go
No guarantee of this I know
Well I’m missing you – I’m missing you already                

If St Peter calls you first
I believe I’ve been cursed
All I really want to do’s   follow you

‘Cos I love your movement  I love your sound
Can’t imagine it without you around
And I’m missing you – I’m missing you already
Yes I’m missing you – I’m missing you already
I’m missing you – I’m missing you already

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UNCLE JOE   
I went to Moscow to see my Uncle Joe
They put him in a casket about 4 years ago
I shuffled with the Russians – I took my turn to stare
Saw you & Lenin sleeping down in the Red Square
I said “Holy Joe Stalin – who can I trust?”
I guess it’s something in the moustache unless it’s dust to dust
Holy Joe Stalin where are you living now?
Is it up in Commie Heaven – or somewhere lower down?”

Uncle Joe – you’re so kind
You can tell it by the smile & the twinkle in your eye
Uncle Joe – you’re so fine
It’s a shame those crazy Russians came and twist yr mind  

Holy Joe Stalin – on my kitchen wall
No room in our house for the Pope, no hope at all
Holy Joe Stalin looking down on me
Seeing everything’s cool – with your KGB

Uncle Joe – you’re so kind
You can tell it by the smile & the twinkle in your eye
Uncle Joe – you’re so fine
It’s a shame those crazy Russians came and twist yr mind  

Holy Joe Stalin c’mon and give me a shout
There’s a Cold War going on – can’t you come on down and help me out?
Holy Joe Stalin – it’s the end of the road
My Nuclear Family’s about to explode

Uncle Joe – You’re a fake
But it’s hard to be right and so easy to make a mistake
Uncle Joe – You’re a lie
But a lie that some folks will believe in ‘till the day they die
Uncle Joe – you’re so kind
You can tell it by the smile & the twinkle in your eye
Uncle Joe – you’re so fine
It’s a shame those crazy Russians came and twist yr mind  

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EACH OTHER   
Be true to each other –
It’s the only way to
Be with each other –
It’s the best way you can
See through each other 
That’s the way to fan the flame

(But if you’re not) True to each other
You’ll start fighting getting
Blue with each other 
Pretty soon you’ll both be
Through with each other  
It’ll be a crying shame

It’ll be a crying shame
To play a cheating game
It should come as no surprise
If you try to build a love on lies

So talk to each other
No more silent nights
And walk with each other 
(There are) no strangers only
Friends with each other
It’s too simple to be true

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TWO STUBBORN PEOPLE 
I say stop – you say go
I say yes  – you say no
Two stubborn people
Too much in love to say goodbye

You blame me – I blame you
We’re so busy blaming we can’t see that we’re through
Two stubborn people
Too much in love to say goodbye

We’re so foolish hanging on
We can’t see that love is gone
Won’t admit our time is through
‘Cos I love me and you love you

Love is blind – that’s for sure
Even when love lies bleeding on the floor
We’re two stubborn people
Too much in love to say goodbye

We’re so foolish hanging on
We can’t see that love is gone
Won’t admit our time is through
‘Cos I love me and you love you

Love is blind – that’s for sure
Even when love lies bleeding on the floor
We’re two stubborn people
Too much in love to say goodbye
We keep on living out the lie
Too much in love to say goodbye

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OVER THE HORIZON  
Over the horizon is another horizon
Over the sea is more sea
Like the future it’s just out of sight
So you’ll never know quite what the future will be

A long time ago when I wanted to know
All the miracles waiting for me
I met an old man who said “Son understand
You can never foretell who you’ll be
You can read all the cards – consult all the stars
Pay for predictions from Gypsy Rose Lee
But over the horizon is another horizon
Over the sea is more sea”

Over the horizon is another horizon
Over the sea is more sea
Like the future it’s just out of sight
So you’ll never know quite what the future will be
Now that I’m older with time on my shoulder
Here in the future at last
One thing is certain – we won’t draw the curtain
When everything’s moving so fast
When it’s all done and dusted who can be trusted
To tell you the truth when the truth sets you free
That over the horizon is another horizon
Over the sea is more sea
Over the horizon is another horizon
Over the sea is more sea 
Over the sea is more sea

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WHERE DID YOU SLEEP? 
Where did you sleep last night? 
Who did you love for spite?
I know you wanna get back on me
Told you ‘bout my infidelity
So – where did you sleep last night?
You and me we had a party last night
Took some drink had a fight
Tongues got loosened – and things were said
And pretty soon you hit me in the head
So – where did you sleep last night?

Where are you sleeping tonight?
Who are you loving for spite?
Home alone I’m trying to get some sleep
But it’s no use – I keep thinking of you –
Who are you kissing tonight?
You had no questions you had no doubt
You just decided to knock me out
You left me lying on the floor
Y’didn’t even close the door…
So – where are you sleeping tonight?

Who are you dreaming with now?
You can always dream somehow
We threw away our dreams last night
Oh no! Not a pretty sight
So who are you dreaming with now?
I did the dirty – guess I’m to blame
Seems you gotta go and do the same
Eye for eye and tooth for tooth
Love for love and truth for truth
So where are you sleeping tonight?   
Where are you sleeping tonight? 
I wanna know where are you sleeping tonight?

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KNOCKING ON YOUR DOOR AGAIN       
Ooooh! I’m knocking, I’m knocking on your door again
Ooooh! I’m knocking, I’m knocking on your door again

When I saw you across the room
I knew that I be wanting more
Then the twinkle in your eye told me why I should
Come a-knocking on your door (and I said)  
Ooooh! I’m knocking, I’m knocking on your door again
Ooooh! I’m knocking, I’m knocking on your door again

When I saw you and your blue blue eyes
I knew you were the one for me
I saw your smile – wider than a mile – I said
Come and have a cup of tea (and I said)
Ooooh! I’m knocking, I’m knocking on your door again
Ooooh! I’m knocking, I’m knocking on your door again

You were a married woman
And that went against my rules
But I just couldn’t help myself – I guess
I was just a lovesick fool (and I said)
Ooooh! I’m knocking, I’m knocking on your door again
Ooooh! I’m knocking, I’m knocking on your door again

The years slip by and I’m still
Knocking on your door
The tears we’ve cried and I’m still
Knocking on your door (and I say)
Ooooh! I’m knocking, I’m knocking on your door again
Ooooh! I’m knocking, I’m knocking on your door again
Ooooh! I’m knocking, I’m knocking on your door again
Ooooh! I’m knocking, I’m knocking on your door again

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BAD DREAM       
Last night I had a Bad Dream
Last night I had a Bad Dream
It was the kinda dream you don’t want to have
It was the kinda dream you don’t need
Turned me into some Frankenstein
Last night when I had a Bad Dream

Devil dragged me all the way down to hell
He pulled out my eyes for a laugh
He toasted me, he roasted me crunchy and crisp
Last night when I had my Bad Dream

Don’t tell Sigmund – he’ll say that I’m sick
Don’t tell no doctor – they’re sure to lock me up
Don’t tell no one – they’ll never let me out again
Keep it our secret – it’s just a Bad Dream, just a Bad Dream

Well Satan stuck his pitchfork right up my arse
He hung and drawn and quartered me too
He boiled me down into a nourishing broth
Last night when I had my Bad Dream
Heart of darkness and the rivers of Hell
In the dead of the night
No use pretending – it didn’t go well
Last night when I had my Bad Dream

Don’t tell Sigmund – he’ll say that I’m sick  
Don’t tell no doctor – they’re sure to lock me up
Tell you what - Don’t tell no one – they’ll never let me out again
Keep it our secret – it’s just a Bad Dream, just a Bad Dream

You thought I was righteous, you thought I was cool
You had no idea at all
But deep inside I’m as messed up as you
Last night when I had my Bad Dream
Last night I had such a Bad Dream
Last night I had a Bad Dream

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WHISTLING IN THE DARK
| LONELY TOGETHER | GOTTA GET RID OF THAT MAN | BALLAD OF BILL PICKETT | MR & MRS TEARDROPS | JEALOUSY | WHISTLING IN THE DARK |
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LONELY TOGETHER

The more of this life that I spend
I never know how can a broken heart mend
And real love songs don’t have happy ends
So let’s be lonely together again

Let’s be lonely together tonight
Let’s talk about heartaches when love’s taken flight
Let’s talk about misery – all right
Let’s be lonely together tonight

You and me we’ve both been double crossed
But we’re still hanging on to the love that we lost
And we’ll always be counting the cost
So let’s be lonely together at last

CHORUS

We’ve both got a story to tell
About loving and hating and heaven and hell
And the cheating that’s broken the spell
So let’s be lonely together as well

CHORUS

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GOTTA GET RID OF THAT MAN

You know he’s cheated you 
He’s mistreated you
Gotta get rid of that man
And if you’re honest you
Know all lies are true
Gotta get rid of that man
You’ve taken it for years 
You’ve brushed away your tears
You don’t need anymore
He’s gotta go

You’ve tolerated it  
You’ve taken all that shit
Gotta get rid of that man
It’s time to pay his dues 
And listen up to you
Gotta get rid of that man
If he pretends surprise  
Just stare him in the eyes
Watch to see if he blinks
He’s Gotta Go

Throw him out and bolt the door
You don’t need him anymore
Gotta get rid of that man
Watch out if he slips back
Tries to get you in the sack
Gotta get rid of that man
He’ll never understand 
No more than any man
How can he see if he’s blind?
He’s Gotta Go

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BALLAD OF BILL PICKETT

Long before white men worked as cowboys
It was Blacks and Indians and Mexicans too
They earned so little three months on the trail
With whisky and a whore and there’s it all blew

Bill Pickett was the first great American cowboy
He was the best but he was black
He was a Negro Cherokee Indian cowboy
Ain’t no use to Hollywood and that’s a fact!
Oh Bill! Ain’t no use to Hollywood

Now Pickett brought bull dogging into the rodeo
No one had tried it Bill’s way before
‘Cos Bill didn’t need no lassos nor nothing
Just bare hands and teeth got the bull on the floor
Oh Bill! Ain’t no use to Hollywood

Y’see, Bill would reach over and grab the bull by the horns
He got pulled off his horse ‘n dragged the steer’s head around
Bill bites the bull’s lip and sinks his teeth in
Lets go his hands ‘n chews the bull to the ground
Oh Bill! Ain’t no use to Hollywood

Now Bill had a lot of friends in the rodeo
He worked with Tom Mix and Will Rogers too
But they were both white and Bill was a Zambo
So they got rich and famous and Bill stayed blue
Oh Bill! Y’ain’t no use to Hollywood
Bull dogging with his teeth
Oh Bill! Y’ain’t no use to Hollywood
Bull dogging with his teeth

Now Bill Pickett was the first great American cowboy…

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MR & MRS TEARDROPS

We’ve tried to make it up
We’ve tried to break it down
We’ve tried to move our troubles to the other side of town
We’ve tried to live apart and be alone
But Mr and Mrs Teardrops are at home

I can’t say goodbye
You just can’t let go
Why’re we so entangled I would really like to know
But misery breeds misery and so
And Mr and Mrs Teardrops are at home

We’re at home    And we fight
And we moan      Every night

What is there to do
What is there to say
Why can’t I just let you go and watch you walk away?
I’ve tried but I just can’t leave you alone
Mr and Mrs Teardrops are at home

We’re at home    And we fight
And we moan      Every night

REPEAT 1st VERSE
We’ve tried to make it up
We’ve tried to break it down….

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JEALOUSY

I watch you in the morning and
I’m watching you at night
I know what’s going on you better bet it
I know what you’ve been up to
And I know that I am right
If I catch you two together gonna get it
So however much you want me
Pushed aside or hid away
You gonna find I’ll be around for ever and a day
So tell me that you love me and you’ll never be untrue
And I won’t do anything to you

There’s a letter in the postbox and
I know just who it’s from
I don’t need to open it to know
That someone out there wishes somehow
I was dead and gone
But you know I ain’t never gonna go
I’ll be shackled to your shadow
I’ll be standing in your shoes
I’ll be sitting in your pocket there
And telling you the news

So tell me that you love me and you’ll never be untrue
And I won’t do anything to you
No I won’t do anything to you

If you think you’re gonna leave me honey
I’ve got news for you
You won’t leave another man again
For no other man will want you
When I have gotten through
Our love will be the end
So be careful what you’re doing
And no matter what you say
I’m telling you and your fancy man
You’ve had your dirty day
So tell me that you love me and you’ll never be untrue
And I won’t do anything to you
No I won’t do anything to you

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WHISTLING IN THE DARK

Down here in the valley
I’m thinking of you
In your mansion
up there on the hill
If you can’t see yourself as the one that I love
You’ll be the one that I kill

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DIVORCE OVER EASY
If you and your good woman
Ain’t good to each other no more
The times when that uneasy peace
Becomes an easy war
Sliding down the slippery slope
When life gets kinda greasy
If you ain’t married Sunny Side Up
Try Divorce Over Easy

If the flame has flickered low
And love has turned to hate
If nothing in your cold cold heart
Can help you clean the slate
If things just go from bad to worse
And then from worse to sleazy
If you ain’t married Sunny Side Up
Try Divorce Over Easy

Eggs is eggs and I’ll be bound
I know my eggs from bacon
Same for you, you’ve been around
You know when folks is fakin
Sliding down the slippery slope
When life gets kinda greasy
If you ain’t married Sunny Side Up
Try Divorce Over Easy
EGGS-ACKLY

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FALLING ANGELS
When Satan stepped from Heaven
When the Devil fell from grace
He took a bunch of angels with him
Left them scattered out in outer space

Now they're falling all around us
They knock us over - they're pushing through
They're causing mischief - they're breaking hearts
The way that falling angels do

Falling Angels  //  Out of Heaven
On their way  //   Down

Thought I'd found an angel loved me
Seemed to be too good to be true
You were just some falling angel
On your way down, passing through

Every time you feel your heart ache
A falling angel's brushed on by
Every time you feel your tears
Another angel's made you cry

Falling Angels  //  Out of Heaven
On their way  //   Down

Now the Devil pitched up downstairs
While the angels still hang around
They dazzle they distract us
They even knock us to the ground

Falling Angels  //  Out of Heaven
On their way  //   Down

 

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HOMELESS HEART
Once in a while when a window is open
I jump right on through blindly hoping
To land on my feet and not on somebody’s heart
It’s all down to luck or it’s all down to breeding
Or it’s all down to chances you take without heeding
Those voices of doom who tell you you’re falling apart

For the chances are          You’re a Homeless heart
Yes the chances are          You’re a Homeless heart

There’s no use pretending – no use denying
There’s always an ending – you sure can rely on (that)
One day we’re all gonna wake up as dead as a bone
So get right on in, grab the bull by the horns
(You’ve had) nothing to lose since the day you were born
You’ll have nothing to gain by walking forever alone

For the chances are          You’re a Homeless heart
Yes the chances are          You’re a Homeless heart

Try chancing your arm and go out on a limb
Throw out the rulebook and try out some sin
An’ for sure sin is sinful and – you got it – Pleasure is Pain
If you can’t find a lover try riding a horse
There’s no alimony and it’s easy divorce
Ride into the sunset and you’re back in the saddle again

For the chances are          You’re a Homeless heart
Yes the chances are          You’re a Homeless heart

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SUNK WITHOUT TRACE
Now that the whiskey ain’t working
There’s tears no drink can erase
Struck by a truckload of teardrops
Sunk Without Trace

Memories bite back in the morning
Memories that laugh in my face
It’s hard not to reach for the bottle
Sunk Without Trace

I can’t keep my head above water
I’ve drifted too far from the shore
My bridges are blazing behind me
My future has walked out the door

So give me a quart of rye whiskey
I got the time and the place
To drown in an ocean of moonshine
Sunk Without Trace

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SAME OLD STORY – TOO LITTLE TOO LATE

Chorus:
When the days grow short        And the nights grow long
The winter wind                         Sings its bitter song
It’s the same old song               Of love and hate
The same old story                     Too little too late

Once upon a time                      A girl and boy
Found some feelings                 They enjoyed
They enjoyed them so much     That they were wed
Had no idea                              What lay ahead
They had two kids                     And then two more
He got a job                              At the local store
And they forgot the things         That they enjoyed
And he found booze                  And she found boys

Chorus:
When the days grow short        And the nights grow long
The winter wind                         Sings its bitter song
It’s the same old song               Of love and hate
The same old story                     Too little too late

One dark drunk night                 He came home late
His eyes burned red                   And full of hate
He pushed her down                 And squeezed her dry
He threw her out                       Left her to die       
And when he saw                      Her cold cold face
No kiss of life                            -Could death erase
He cried and cried                      Howling like the wind
“You seen me Lord                    You know I sinned”

Chorus:
When the days grow short        And the nights grow long
The winter wind                         Sings its bitter song
It’s the same old song               Of love and hate
The same old story                     Too little too late