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Mind on vacation

January 31, 2008

Mind on vacation

You’re sitting here yakkin?
Right in my face
Guess I?m gonna have to
Put you back in your place
If silence was golden
Boy, you couldn?t raise a dime

?Cause your mind is on vacation
And your mouth is working overtime

You?re quoting figures
You?re dropping names
You?re telling stories
All about the dames
You?re overlaughing
When things ain?t funny
You?re trying to sound
Like a whole lot of money
If talk was criminal
You?d be leading a life of crime

?Cause your mind is on vacation
And your mouth is working way overtime

Now life is short
And talk is cheap
Don?t go round making promises
You?ll never keep
If you don?t like the song I?m singing
You gotta grin and bear it
All I can say is
If the shoe fits, honey
You wear it
If you gotta keep on talkin?
Honey please, make it rhyme

?Cause your mind is on vacation
And your mouth is working way overtime

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Lulu’s song

January 31, 2008

Lulu’s song

Chains she wears like a crown
For to slavery bound
From the day they have met
Chains that she?s dragging around
Never making a sound
From the day she said ?yes?
Chains, to keep her tied to the ground
While he is slipping away

Queen in a glorified cage
With only silence to page
The lonely night long
Wait for the footsteps to fall
For his voice in the hall
Calling her name again
Pray for all the sweetness long gone
When all that?s left is the pain

Shame that she?s keeping inside
Hiding misery behind
Fancy curtains of lace
Vain, she?s hoping in vain
He would kindle the flame
That once burned in his eyes
Rain that beats like time on the pane
When every second?s the same
Rain that beats like time on the pane
When every secon?s the same
Woman, don?t bury that heart of gold
Behind a cold face of stone

Lonely feeling

January 31, 2008

Lonely feeling

What a lonely feeling
When you?re waking in the morning
Your mind in a haze
This lonely feeling
When you?re reeling in the evening

I don?t know, how long
This is gonna keep on going on
I don?t know, how long
This is gonna keep on going on

What a lonely feeling
When you?re given up believing
Lost in a maze
This lonely feeling
When your heart and soul is yearning

I don?t know, how long
This is gonna keep on going onv I don?t know, how long
This is gonna keep on going on

Got to keep on going
Got to keep on going
Got to keep on going
Got to keep on going on (x 2)

Baby, what are we gonna do
Me and you?
Baby, where will it lead us to
Me and you?

This lonely feeling
When you?re reeling in the evening

I don?t know, how long
This is gonna keep on going on
I don?t know, how long
This is gonna keep on going on

Got to keep on going
Got to keep on going
Got to keep on going
Got to keep on going on (x 2)

Mothers and daughters

January 31, 2008

Mothers and daughters

She thinks she knows you
She thinks she owns you
She wants everything to be
The way she told you
Of course, she loves you
Worries about you
She?ll smother you till you?re chokin?
Tell me, don?t you

Say Mama, tell me why
Has pleasure got to rhyme with sacrifice?
You had your ways
I have mine
Your little girl?s a woman
Don?t you realise?

Of course she loves you
She adores you
She?ll smother you till you?re chokin?
Tell me, don?t you

She?ll try to cage you
She?ll enrage you
Walking round your life
Deciding for you
Sometimes she?ll praise you
Sometimes she?ll scorn you
Her dreams from yesterday could have destroyed you

Now Mama, tell me why
Has pleasure got to rhyme with sacrifice?
You had your days
I had mine
You?re little girl?s a woman now …
For quite some time

Hot august night

January 31, 2008

Hot august night

The only I’ll get to keep
Are those lines on my face
Waves rolling on the shore
The music they make
Mermaids doomed by the sea
Of tears they have cried
Secrets we once revealed
The blue of your eyes
And those hot August nights

Your voice echoed by the wind
And how it disappeared
Hopes we tore limb from limb
Out of ignorance and fear
Spirits haunting my dreams
The turning of the tide
Truth the fools sometimes speak
The lures and the lies
And those hot August nights

Those mad dogs that were sleeping
In the corners of your soul
Woke up and started barking
As if they knew that it was time to go
By the pier, sirens howled
Sailors waved goodbye
And I never thought I?d lose you
On that hot August night

No, I never thought I?d lose you
On that hot August night

I sit alone by the fire
It?s raining outside
The Tennessee River is swollen
There?s peace in my heart
Everything now is different
The tears have gone by
They?re flowing with the current
Under Alabama skies

No, I never thought I?d lose you
On that hot August night

Johnny

January 31, 2008

Johnny

Johnny, tu n?es pas un ange
Ne crois pas que ca m?dérange
Jour et nuit je pense ŕ toi
Toi tu te souviens de moi
Au moment oů ça t?arrange
Et quand revient le matin
Tu t?endors sur mon chagrin
Johnny, tu n?es pas un ange

Johnny, Johnny si tu étais plus galant
Johnny, Johnny je t?aimerais tout autant

Johnny, tu n?es pas un ange
Ne crois pas que ca m?dérange
Quand tu me réveilles la nuit
C?est pour dire que tu t?ennuies
Que tu veux une vie de rechange
Et quand revient le matin
Tu t?endors sur mon chagrin
Johnny, tu n?es pas un ange

Johnny, Johnny si tu étais plus galant
Johnny, Johnny je t?aimerais tout autant

Johnny, tu n?es pas un ange
Aprčs tout qu?est-ce que ça change
L?Homme saura toujours trouver
Toutes les femmes du monde entier
Pour lui chanter ses louanges
Dčs qu?il en sera lassé
Elles seront vite oubliées
Vraiment vous n?ętes pas des anges

Johhny, Johnny depuis que le monde est né
Johhny, Johnny il faut tout vous pardonner

Don’t break my heart

January 31, 2008

Don’t break my heart

Sometimes I feel so empty
So deserted and so lonely
And no one can take that pain away

Don?t break my heart

The anger and the fury
And the fears living inside me
Should you love me
Would you love them just the same

Don?t break my heart
Don?t break my heart

I?ve been strong and brave
Sometimes I lost my faith
And too many times
Threw caution to the wind

So if you tried to understand me
Would you crucify or damn me
Or stand by me
Like smoke around the flame

Don?t break my heart
Don?t break my heart

I?ve been strong and brave
Sometimes lost my faith
And so many times
Saw love come to an end

It?s not a question of pride
It?s not the tears that I?ve cried
It?s not a question of pride
Don?t break my heart
Don?t break my heart

I?ve been strong and brave
Sometimes lost my faith
And so many times
Saw love come to an end

It?s not a question of pride
It?s not the tears that I?ve cried
It?s not a question of pride

Don’t cry for Louie

January 31, 2008

Don’t cry for Louie

I gave up all my friends
My girls from out of town
Bought her what she wanted
Yet she let me down
When she saw me crying
She said I had no heart
When my heart was bleeding
She turned around and laughed

Girls don?t cry for Louie
Louie wouldn?t cry for you
When you walk the streets for Louie
You better do what Louie tells you to

I met Louie on a hazy morning
When the bars where closing down
He said honey I really like your prancing
You and I we?ll burn this town

This woman, sir, mislead me
Hurt me in my pride
Who are you to judge me?
Who are you to take her side?
She cheated on me mister
Told me nothing but lies
I just had to teach her
Not to overstep the line

Girls don?t cry for Louie
He wouldn?t waste a tear on you
When you walk the streets for Louie
You ain?t walking down no avenue

I met Louie on an early morning
In a sleazy part of town
I was tipsy and feeling kind?a lonely
Louie offered me his arm
He said: you and I we?ll burn this town
He said: you and I we?ll burn this town

Call on me

January 31, 2008

Call on me

If you ever wake up, baby
Tired of running
If the stars you?ve been reaching for
Are no longer shining
And the moon makes you blue
You can call on me

For so many years now, darling
You?ve been walking that wire
Filling your emptiness
A slave to desire
When the dancing needs two
You can call on me

The things that I?ve said sometimes
Have cut you up
But with the truth in my heart
I could never give up now, baby
And you know wrong or right
You?ll find
Life is uncertain, baby
One day you?re alone
The party is over
Your friends have gone home
And you?re feeling the fool
Baby call on me
And I?ll be there for you baby
If it makes you feel blue
You can call on me
And no one?s gonna hurt you baby
Whatever you do
You can call on me
Anywhere, anytime, baby
You can call on me
Call on me baby
Call on me baby

The things that I?ve said sometimes
Have cut you up
With the truth in my heart
I could never give up now, baby
And you know wrong or right
Some time
You can call on me
Call on me
Baby, call on me

Brave Jane

January 31, 2008

Brave Jane

Brave Jane, she?s nobody?s fool
She don?t play silly games
She?s hot when she?s cool
She don?t need anybody
To tell her what she should do
And when she?ll need any kind of advice
She won?t be calling on you
She ain?t got nobody
But herself
And she ain?t needing anybody else
But when you see her out on the street
She?ll turn every head
She doesn?t have to compete
Jane?s got soul
(She?s got soul)
Oh, yes she has
(She?s got soul)

Brave Jane, she don?t go telling no lies
Oh, she ain?t gonna change for no one
She finds her strength in her pride
She?s got no pictures to frame
Of lovers left on the way
She makes no plans for tomorrow no more
She takes it day by day
Her heart is tender, if you only knew
This is brave Jane, brave Jane for you
She?s got the kind of touch
That you?d like to feel
And when she loves you
You know it?s for real
Jane?s got soul
(She?s got soul)
Oh, yes she has
(She?s got soul)

(She?s got soul
She?s got soul)
And when she says it, she says it loud
She don?t like walking on moving ground
There goes the passion we?ll talk about
She comes and goes, she?s got it all
Jane?s got soul
(She?s got soul)
Oh, yes she has
(She?s got soul)
And when she says it, she says it loud
She don?t like walking on moving ground
There goes the passion we?ll talk about
She comes and goes, she?s got it all
Jane?s got soul
(She?s got soul)