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LYRICS

(in alphabetical order)

AMERICA (ALL GONE TO LOOK FOR)

“Let us be lovers we’ll marry our fortunes together”
“I’ve got some real estate here in my bag”
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner pies
And we walked off to look for America

“Kathy,” I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
“Michigan seems like a dream to me now”
It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw
I’ve gone to look for America

Laughing on the bus, Playing games with the faces
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy
I said “Be careful, his bowtie is really a camera”

“Toss me a cigarette, I think there’s one in my raincoat”
“We smoked the last one an hour ago”
So I looked at the scenery, she read her magazine
And the moon rose over an open field

“Kathy, I’m lost,” I said, though I knew she was sleeping
I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They’ve all gone to look for America
All gone to look for America
All gone to look for America

AQUARIUS / SAN FRANCISCO

When the moon is in the seventh house, And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets, And love will rule the stars
This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, Age of Aquarius, Aquarius, Aquarius

Harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions, golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelations, And the mind’s true liberation, Aquarius, Aquarius

If you’re going to San Francisco, Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you’re going to San Francisco, You’re gonna meet some gentle people there

For those who come to San Francisco, Summertime will be a love-in there
In the streets of San Francisco, Gentle people with flowers in their hair

ll across the nation such a strange vibration, People in motion
There’s a whole generation with a new explanation, People in motion, people in motion

For those who come to San Francisco, Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you come to San Francisco, Summertime will be a love-in there

BUS STOP

Bus stop, wet day, she’s there, I say 
”Please share my umbrella”
Bus stop, bus goes, she stays, love grows,
 Under my umbrella
All that summer we enjoyed it,
 Wind and rain and shine
That umbrella, we employed it,
 By August, she was mine

Every morning I would see her waiting at the stop
, Sometimes she’d shopped
and she would show me what she bought
Other people stared as if we were both quite insane
Someday my name and hers are going to be the same

That’s the way the whole thing started,
 Silly but it’s true
Thinkin’ of a sweet romance, 
Beginning in a queue
Came the sun the ice was melting,
 No more sheltering now
Nice to think that that umbrella,
 Led me to a vow

CHELSEA MORNING

Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning, And the first thing that I heard
Was a song outside my window, And the traffic wrote the words
It came ringing up like Christmas bells,, And rapping up like pipes and drums

Oh, won’t you stay, We’ll put on the day, And we’ll wear it ’till the night comes

Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning, And the first thing that I saw
Was the sun through yellow curtains, And a rainbow on the wall
Blue, red, green and gold to welcome you, Crimson crystal beads to beckon

Oh, won’t you stay, We’ll put on the day, There’s a sun show every second

Now the curtain opens on a portrait of today, And the streets are paved with passersby And pigeons fly. And papers lie, Waiting to blow away

Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning, And the first thing that I knew
There was milk and toast and honey And a bowl of oranges, too
And the sun poured in like butterscotch, And stuck to all my senses

Oh, won’t you stay, We’ll put on the day, And we’ll talk in present tenses

When the curtain closes, And the rainbow runs away
I will bring you incense, Owls by night, By candlelight, By jewel-light
If only you will stay

Wake up, it’s a Chelsea morning

(I THINK I’M) GOIN’ BACK

I think I’m goin’ back, To the things I learned so well In my youth
I think I’m returning to, Those days When I was young enough, To know the truth

Now there are no games, To only pass the time
No more colouring books, No Christmas bells to chime
But thinking young, And growing older Is no sin
And I can play The game of life to win

I can recall the time, When I wasn’t ashamed, To reach out to a friend
And now I think I’ve got, A lot more than, A skipping rope to lend

Now there’s more to do Than watch my sailboat glide
And everyday can be My magic carpet ride
And I can play hide and seek with my fears
And live my days instead of counting my years

Let everyone debate the true reality, I’d rather see the world the way it used to be
A little bit of freedom’s, All we lack
So catch me if you can, I’m goin’ back

(I MISS THE) HUNGRY YEARS

Girl, we made it to the top, we went so high we couldn’t stop
We climbed the ladder leading us nowhere
Two of us together, building castles in the air

We spun so fast we couldn’t tell the gold ring from the carousel
How could we know the ride would turn out bad
Ev’rything we wanted was everything we had

I miss the hungry years, the once upon a time
The lovely long ago, we didn’t have a dime
Those days of me and you we lost along the way
How could I be so blind, not to see the door
Closing on the world I now hunger for
Looking through my tears I miss the hungry years

We shared our daydreams one by one, making plans was so much fun
We set our goals and reached the highest star,
things that we were after were much better from afar

Here we stand just me and you, with ev’rything and nothing too
It wasn’t worth the price we had to pay
Honey take me home, let’s go back to yesterday

I miss the hungry years, the once upon a time,
The lovely long ago, we didn’t have a dime
Those days of me and you we lost along the way
How could I be so blind, not to see the door
Closing on the world I now hunger for
Looking through my tears I miss the hungry years

I WHO HAVE NOTHING

I, I who have nothing: I, I who have no one
Adore you and want you so
I’m just a no one with nothing to give you but, oh
I love you

He, he buys you diamonds, Bright, sparkling diamonds
But, believe me, dear, when I say
That he can give you the world but he’ll never love you the way
I love you

He can take you any place he wants, To fancy clubs and restaurants
But I can only watch you with, My nose pressed up against the window pane

I, I who have nothing. I, I who have no one
Must watch you go dancing by
Wrapped in the arms of somebody else when, darling, it’s I
Who loves you

IT’S TOO LATE

Stayed in bed all morning just to pass the time
There’s something wrong here, there can be no denying
One of us is changing, or maybe we’ve stopped trying

And it’s too late, baby, now it’s too late, Though we really did try to make itSomething inside has died and I can’t hide, And I just can’t fake it

It used to be so easy living here with you
You were light and breezy and I knew just what to do
Now you look so unhappy, and I feel like a fool

And it’s too late, baby, now it’s too late, Though we really did try to make it
Something inside has died and I can’t hide, And I just can’t fake it

There’ll be good times again for me and you
But we just can’t stay together, don’t you feel it too
Still I’m glad for what we had, and how I once loved you

But it’s too late, baby, it’s too late, Though we really did try to make it
Something inside has died and I can’t hide, And I just can’t fake it
It’s too late, darling; it’s too late, darling; it’s too late

LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE

Take the last train to Clarksville, And I’ll meet you at the station.
You can be be there by four thirty, ‘Cause I made your reservation.
Don’t be slow,

‘Cause I’m leavin’ in the morning, And I must see you again
We’ll have one more night together, ‘Til the morning brings my train.
And I must go, And I don’t know if I’m ever coming home.

Take the last train to Clarksville. I’ll be waiting at the station.
We’ll have time for coffee flavoured kisses, And a bit of conversation. Oh…

Take the last train to Clarksville, Now I must hang up the phone.
I can’t hear you in this noisy, Railroad station all alone. I’m feelin’ low.
And I don’t know if I’m ever coming home.

LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN

Strolling along country roads with my baby,It starts to rain, it begins to pour
Without an umbrella we’re soaked to the skin, I feel a shiver run up my spine
I feel the warmth of her hand in mine

Oo, I hear laughter in the rain, Walking hand in hand with the one I love
Oo, how I love the rainy days, And the happy way I feel inside

After a while we run under a tree. I turn to her and she kisses me
There with the beat of the rain on the leaves, Softly she breathes and I close my eyes
Sharing our love under stormy skies

Oo, I hear laughter in the rain, Walking hand in hand with the one I love
Oo, how I love the rainy days, And the happy way I feel inside
I feel the warmth of her hand in mine

Oo, I hear laughter in the rain, Walking hand in hand with the one I love
Oo, how I love the rainy days, And the happy way I feel inside

MY EYES ADORED YOU

My eyes adored you, 
Though I never laid a hand on you
My eyes adored you, 
Like a million miles away from me
You couldn’t see how I adored you, 
So close, so close and yet so far

Carried your books from school
, Playin’ “make-believe you’re married to me”
You were fifth-grade, I was sixth
, When we came to be
Walkin’ home every day over Barnegat Bridge and Bay
Till we grew into the me and you
, Went our separate ways

My eyes adored you
, Though I never laid a hand on you
My eyes adored you, 
Like a million miles away from me
You couldn’t see how I adored you,
 So close, so close and yet so far

Headed for the city lights,
 Climbed the ladder up to fortune and fame
I worked my fingers to the bone
, Made myself a name
Funny I seemed to find,
 That no matter how the years unwind
Still I reminisce ’bout the girl I miss
, And the love I left behind

My eyes adored you
, Though I never laid a hand on you
My eyes adored you
, Like a million miles away from me
You couldn’t see how I adored you
, So close, so close and yet so far

MY GIRL

I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day.
When it’s cold outside I’ve got the month of May.
I guess you’d say, What can make me feel this way?
My girl, Talkin’ ’bout my girl

I’ve got so much honey the bees envy me.
I’ve got a sweeter song than the birds in the trees.
I guess you’d say, What can make me feel this way?
My girl, Talkin’ ’bout my girl.

I don’t need no money, fortune, or fame.
I’ve got all the riches baby one man can claim.
I guess you’d say, What can make me feel this way?
My girl, Talkin’ ’bout my girl.

OUT IN THE COUNTRY

Whenever I need to leave it all behind, Or feel the need to get away
I find a quiet place, far from the human race, Out in the country

Before the breathing air is gone, Before the sun is just a bright spot in the night time
Out where the rivers like to run,
I’ll stand alone and bring back something worth remembering

Whenever I feel it closing in on me, And I need a bit of room to move
When life becomes too fast I find relief at last, Out in the country.

(A) PARADOX

It’s the happy memories that make you sad, The bitter ones are not so bad.
You’re looking back at an illness cured: a love affair that fell apart but you endured
and turned it into art.

It’s the memory of a better day, so fair and far away,
that breaks your heart.

(THE) TIMES THEY ARE A’CHANGING

Gather ’round people, Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters, Around you have grown
And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’

Come writers and critics, Who prophesize with your pen
Keep your eyes wide, The chance won’t come again
Don’t speak too soon, For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who That it’s namin’
For the loser now Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’

Come senators, Congressmen, Please heed the call
Don’t block up the doorway, Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hur,t Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside And it’s ragin’
It’ll soon shake your windows, And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’

Come mothers and fathers, Throughout the land
Don’t criticize What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters Are beyond your command
Your old road is Rapidly agin’
Please get out of the new one If you can’t lend a hand
For your times they are a-changin’

The line it is drawn And the curse it is cast
The slow one now Will later be fast
As the present now Will later be past|
The order is Rapidly fadin’
And the first one now Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’

TWENTY FOUR HOURS FROM TULSA

Dearest darlin’ I had to write to say that I won’t be home anymore
’cause something happened to me while I was drivin’ home,
And I’m not the same anymore

Oh, I was only twenty four hours from Tulsa,
Ah, only one day away from your arms
I saw a welcoming light and stopped to rest for the night

And that is when I saw her, As I pulled in outside of the small motel she was there
And so I walked up to her, asked where I could get something to eat
And she showed me where.

Oh, I was only twenty four hours from Tulsa,
Ah, only one day away from your arms
She took me to the cafe, I asked her if she would stay,
she said “OK”

Oh, I was only twenty four hours from Tulsa
Ah, only one day away from your arms

The jukebox started to play and night time turned into day
As we were dancin’ Closely,, all of a sudden I lost control as I held her charmsAnd I caressed her, kissed her, told her I’d die, Before I would let her out of my arms

Oh, I was only twenty four hours from Tulsa
Ah, only one day away from your arms
I hate to do this to you but I love somebody new,
what can I do? And I can never, never, never—go home again.

YOU’VE GOT YOUR TROUBLES

I see that worried look upon your face, You’ve got your troubles, I got mine.
She’s found somebody else to take your place; You’ve got your troubles, I got mine.

I too have lost my love today, All of my dreams have flown away.

Now just like you I sit and wonder why; You’ve got your troubles, I got mine.
You need some sympathy, well so do I, You’ve got your troubles, I got mine.

She used to love me, that I know, And it don’t seem so long ago
That we were walking, that we were talking, The way that lovers do.

I too have lost my love today, All of my dreams have flown away.

And so forgive me if I seem unkind, You’ve got your troubles, I got mine.
I’d help another place, another time, You’ve got your troubles, I got mine.