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LAZY AFTERNOON
 
It's a lazy afternoon
And the beetle bugs are zooming
And the tulip trees are blooming
And there's not another human in view
But us two
 
It's a lazy afternoon
And the farmer leaves his reaping
In the meadow cows are sleeping
And the speckled trouts stop leaping up stream
As we dream
 
A far pink cloud hangs over the hill
Unfolding like a rose
If you hold my hand and sit real still
You can hear the grass as it grows
 
It's a hazy afternoon
And I know a place that's quiet
Except for daisies running riot
And there's no one passing by it to see
Come spend this lazy afternoon with me
 
 
MY FATHER'S SONG
 
Whatever you are you're going to be
Whatever you are is all right with me
You're gonna be what you want anyway
These are the words I heard my father say
 
When I was a young girl and shy of men
He said when you're ready, you'll know just when
And when I was taken and thrown away
There wasn't a reason to face the day, and he said:
 
Whatever you are you're going to be
Whatever you are is all right with me
You're gonna be what you want anyway
These are the words I heard my father say
 
My father's song is clear and easy
And though he's gone he lives in my heart
When I go wrong I swear he sees me
And he smiles for a star, and he says:
 
Wherever you are I'm here by your side
My life is a rope that won't come untied
Oh, I'm gonna stand by you right or wrong
These are the words within my father's song
 
These are the words within my father's song
 
 
BY THE WAY
 
By the way, did I hear you say
If some night I seem too lonely
You would stay?
Oh, and by the way
Have I told you yet that only recently
He moved out on me?
Took the towels we stole
From some motel in Tennessee
He was gone long before he really left
I knew it
 
By the way, he began to say:
"Love takes time, I'm in a hurry"
Anyway, that's all yesterday
Let's get back to us, why worry?
If he'll try calling by and by
Oh, and by the way
I thought I mention you can't stay
Leave the lights
You don't look a thing like he did
 
And it's time to play
It's another day
Why can't we make love fall
By the way?
 
 
SHAKE ME, WAKE ME (When It's Over)
 
(Please, shake me, baby)
 
All through this long and sleepless night
I hear my neighbors talking
(He don't love her)
Saying right out of my life into another's arms
He'll soon be walking
 
Somebody shake me, wake me
When it's over
Somebody tell me that I'm dreaming
When it's over
 
They say our love ain't what it used to be
And everyone knows but me
I close my eyes not wanting to hear
But the words are loud and clear
 
Through these walls so thin
I hear my neighbors when
They said: "He don't love her"
They say my heart's in danger
'Cause you're leaving me
For the love of a stranger
 
Somebody shake me, oh, wake me
When it's over
Somebody tell me that I'm dreaming?
When, oh, when it's over
 
You're just what my heart desires
My whole world you inspire
I can't bear I think I'm losing you
'Cause I've loved you my whole life through
 
Through these walls so thin
I hear my neighbors when
They said: ("He don't love her") Oh, no
They say my heart's in danger
'Cause you're leaving me
For the love of a stranger
 
Somebody shake me (Wake me)
Oh, shake me (Wake me)
Shake me, shake me, shake me, shake me
Oh, somebody (Wake me)
When it's over
Somebody tell me that I dreaming
When, oh, when it's over
Somebody wake me, shake me
Wake me, shake me
Wake me, shake me
When it's over
Shake me, somebody
Tell me that I'm dreaming
 
 
I NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD
 
I never had much money
I never won a race
My jokes don't end that funny
And I've had door slammed on my face
 
But I think you've charmed me
I always hoped that someone would
I never had a love like this before, no
I never had it so good
 
I'm not the type that's trusted
Always tripping over logs
And often I've been busted
And chased by friendly dogs
 
But I think you've charmed me
I always hoped that someone would
I never had a love like this before, no
I never had it so good
 
But I think you've charmed me
I always hoped that someone would
I never had a love like this before, no
I never had it so good
 
 
LETTERS THAT CROSS IN THE MAIL
 
Last month, while thinking of love
I wrote him some words and mailed them away
But the next day I found at my door
A letter from Spain he'd sent long before
And it's not read
 
I haven't heard from you in weeks
I must assume that you no longer care
Too bad, that's it, goodbye
It's just amazing how loving can fail
From letters that cross in the mail
 
A life, a love, a chance to win it all
Can pass you by, in the far gone seen
And you think you'll find
Your fate tomorrow night
And he finds somebody else in-between
 
I sat with swords in my heart
And pen in a hand, I wrote
I'm glad that we're through
Full of hate I mailed it
But then in a week a letter arrived
With love did it speak
And it's not read
 
I loved the tender words you sent
It seems I wronged you please forgive me
I'll return by ship real soon
But, God, I know now that he'll never sail
Our letters will cross in the mail
 
It's just amazing how time brings a loss
And loving can fail
Like letters that cross in the mail
 
 
YOU AND I
 
Here we are
On Earth together
It's you and I
God has made us fall in love
It's true, I've really found
Someone like you
 
Will it stay?
The love you feel for me
Will it say
That you will be by my side?
To see me through
Until my life is through
 
Well, in my mind
We can conquer the world
In love you and I
You and I, you and I
 
I'm glad
At least in my life
I've found someone
That may not be here forever
To see me through
But I found strength in you
 
I only pray
That I have shown you
A brighter day
Because that's all that I am living for
You see
Don't worry what happens to me
 
'Cause in my mind
You will stay here always
In love you and I
You and I, you and I
You and I
 
In my mind
We can conquer the world
In love you and I
You and I, you and I
You and I
 
 
MOANIN' LOW
 
I feel too bad
I'm feeling mighty sick and sore
So bad I feel
I said I'm feeling sick and sore
And so afraid
My man don't love me no more
 
Moanin' low
My sweet man I love him so
Though he's mean as can be
He's the kind of man
Needs the kind of woman like me
 
Wanna die
If sweet man should pass me by
If I doubt where he'd be
He's the kind of man
Needs the kind of woman like me
 
Don't know any reason
Why he treats me so poorly
What have I gone and done?
Makes my trouble double
With these worries when surely
I ain't deserving it none
 
Moanin' low
My sweet man is gonna go
When he goes, oh, Lordy
He's the kind of man
Needs the kind of a woman like me
 
I don't know any reason
Why he treats me so coolly
What have I gone and done?
He makes my trouble double
With these worries when surely
I ain't deserving it none
 
Moanin' low
My sweet man is gonna go
When he goes, oh, Lordy
He's the kind of man
Who needs the kind of a woman like me
 
 
A CHILD IS BORN
 
A child is born
We've suddenly stepped through
A thousand dolls
 
A child is born
Her chin is like mine
But her eyes are yours
 
How perfectly formed are her fingers
So far to reach, so much to know
What words will be formed by her fingers?
We'll hold her close, then let her go
 
How sweet to find
A part of ourselves
We knew nothing of
 
A child is born
A child that is born of our love
 
 
WIDESCREEN
 
There are songs that sound like movies
There are themes that fill the screen
There are lines I say that sound as if they're written
There are looks I wear the theater should have seen
 
But though I've made my life a movie
The matinee must end by five
And I must stagger out
Into the blinding sunlight half alive
 
Wishing I were back inside the picture show
There where it's always night
Notice how the screen is wide
The second role I've said around too tight
Will I stay? Yes, I might
 
Oh, widescreen, winder on my eyes
Lie my mind with lies
Find the world like nothing that I've seen
Oh, widescreen dreams are just my sighs
 
As we walk from out the movie
Are we acting out a scene?
Does the orchestra play chords when we start loving?
Do we move just like slow motion on the screen?
 
Life's a constant disappointment
When you live on celluloid
But my movie expectations
Are a dream I can't avoid
 
Waiting for a man to say the things
That I heard in the film last night
But he doesn't want to play the role
And he can't pick his cues up right
Will I dream? Yes, I might
 
Oh, widescreen, winding round my eyes
Blinding me with lies
Finding I've been fooled by what I've seen
No, widescreen dreams are more than you
 
How can lies be true?
All we have is life and mind
And love we find with a friend
Oh, let the movie end