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2 YEARS ON (1971)

2 years on / Portrait of Louise / Man for all seasons / Sincere relation / Back home / The 1st mistake I made / Lonely days / Alone again / Tell me why / Lay it on me / Every second, every minute / I'm weeping.


2 YEARS ON

One year, two years, time goes by.
People laugh and people cry.

Every morning the clock strikes eight.
I go to work. I close the gate.
And on my way, I sing a song,
about my wife, where I belong.

If the clouds get together
and talk about the weather,
if it's rain they anticipate,
baby, make no mistake.

Yes the storm will break
but never me, you see.
Two years on.
Two years on.
But only you can see me,
only you can see me.

For what I've got
Sir Lancelot
was just a dream
and I am not.
For I am he
with something more,
it's you and I
reality.

If the clouds get together
and talk about the weather,
if it's rain they anticipate,
baby, make no mistake.

Yes the storm will break
but never me, you see.
Two years on.
Two years on.
But only you can see me,
only you can see me.
Two years on.
Two years on.
Ah....


PORTRAIT OF LOUISE

Summers come and summers go,
but I need the rain.
All your vines will overgrow
and winds will blow insane.

But I'm not gonna move
and I won't make you cry.
You can shelter in my home
and I won't ask you why.

Friends will come and friends will go
but you stay on my train.
And all your wines will overflow
as winds will blow insane.

But I'm not gonna move
and I won't make you cry.
You can shelter in my home
and I won't ask you why.

But I'm not gonna move
and I won't make you cry.
You can shelter in my home
and I won't ask you why.
You can shelter in my home
and I won't ask you why.
You can shelter in my home
and I won't ask you why.


MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

Everybody wants to leave
just like you and I.
I have all year to smile,
a tear for every eye.

Life closed its eyes,
broke my world,
now I'm cry.

I've got to tell you,
I've got the reasons,
'cause I'm a man,
a man for all seasons,
alive.

And would you pray
what makes the world go round,
I haven't got today,
my mind is lost and found.

Life closed its eyes
and said goodbye,
now I'm cry.

But I've got to tell you,
I've got my reasons,
'cause I'm a man,
a man for all seasons,
alive.

Du du du du du du du
I'm a man for all seasons.
I'm a man for all seasons.
I'm a man for all seasons.
I'm a man for all seasons.


SINCERE RELATION

George was born somewhere
inside London town,
working as he grew
for that extra pound.

Respected by all,
he married and made a home,
to give his children
more than he had known.

But then he died
without an explanation.
He never lied,
a very sincere relation.

Years before a fire
sent him in the street.
It took him months of work
to make ends meet.

But then he died
without and explanation.
He never lied,
a very sincere relation.


BACK HOME

Took a plane to Cairo,
then a Cessna to Rome,
I got hijacked to Tel Aviv
and it's the first time that I've flown.

But I've found my Shangri-La
in a place that's not too far,
back home.

Took a train to Jordan,
and to Texas and back.
I met Lyndon B. Johnson
and I felt his hand on my back.

But I found my Shangri-La
in a place that's not too far,
back home.

Back home, back home,
back home, back home,
back home, back home,
back home, back home,
back home...


THE 1ST MISTAKE I EVER MADE

I ain't got no claim to nothing,
I don't mess with anyone,
I walk my way
living in a masquerade.

And one day I looked behind me
at all the things I've done,
that's the first mistake
I ever made.

I was born to a lonely woman
in a town called Buffalo.
Never knew the man
who never stayed.

With my 12-string on my back
I discovered every track,
that's the first mistake
I ever made.

With a million hearts I've broken.
I never kept the score.
Memories of good love
hate to stay.

But I still remember someone
who loved me so much more,
that's the first mistake
I ever made.

So, when nothing's worth the living
and in the night I look above.
Prayed, about a million times
I prayed.

I know my story ended
when I lost my only love,
that's the first mistake
I ever made.

I was born to a lonely woman
in a town called Buffalo.
Never knew the man
who never stayed.

With my 12-string on my back
I discovered every track,
that's the first mistake
I ever made.


LONELY DAYS

Good morning mister sunshine,
you brighten up my day,
come sit beside me
in your way.

I see you every morning,
outside the restaurants,
the music plays
so nonchalant.

Lonely days, lonely nights.
Where would I be without my woman?
Lonely days, lonely nights.
Where would I be without my woman?

Good morning mister sunshine,
you brighten up my day,
come sit beside me
in your way.

Lonely days, lonely nights.
Where would I be without my woman?
Lonely days, lonely nights.
Where would I be without my woman?


ALONE AGAIN

'Leaving'
that's all you ever seem to say
and I'm tired.
The wants you have me for have expired.

Sleeping
and reading every book I can find
to get my mind off.
In all I was a soul you were using.

I am alone again.
You can't believe the tears that I've shed.
I'm an abandoned train.
Don't desert me now or I am dead.

People,
the sun is going down on your heads,
so read your paper,
There's no one there for you to confide in.

It's instinct
to always to have a shoulder to cry on
and to rely on,
someone there to share and to shine on.

I am alone again.
You can't believe the tears that I've shed.
I'm an abandoned train.
Don't desert me now or I am dead.

I am alone again.
You can't believe the tears that I've shed.
I'm an abandoned train.
Don't desert me down or I am dead.

I am alone again.
You can't believe the tears that I've shed...


TELL ME WHY

If you think that you can hurt me
and make my cry,
tell me why, tell me why,
tell me why.

And if you think that you can hurt me
with lies that cry,
tell me why, tell me why,
tell me why.

Now I've got my reasons
for feeling this way,
day after day
and as nights go by.

So, if you think my heart is broken
and I might die,
tell me why, tell me why,
tell me why.

All of the world is as lonely as me,
day after day
and as nights go by.
So if you think my heart is broken
and I might die,
tell me why, tell me why,
tell me why,
tell me why, tell me why,
tell me why.


LAY IT ON ME

Don't you drink with me 'cause you know that I'm a loser,
and I'm proud of that fact as you can plainly see.
Never did what people said I should've.
I'm just a low down critter who never did any good.
I'm just a low down critter who never did any good.

I spend my life working up a sweat to be a bad boy,
getting girls into trouble every day,
going from town to town, now I tell you I've been around.
I'm just a low down critter who never did any good.
I'm just a low down critter who never did any good.

Lay it on me. Yeah.
Ha ha ha
Ha ha ha

Don't you drink with me 'cause I tell you that I'm a loser,
and I'm proud of that fact as you can plainly see.
Going from town to town, now I tell you I've been around.
I'm just a low down critter who never did any good.
I'm just a low down critter who never did any good.
Ha ha ha.


EVERY SECOND, EVERY MINUTE

I send out your invitations.
There's gonna be a party going on.
We'll meet you at the station.
You know the race's just begun.

If you don't think that I was born to hold you,
then I'm gonna tell you loud and clear:
Baby, I love you
every second, every minute, every hour, every day
of every year.

Now
we're gonna climb a mountain.
No one is gonna stop me now.
My love is like a fountain.
I'll take your hand and show you how.

If you don't think that I was born to hold you,
then I'm gonna shout it loud and clear:
Baby, I love you
every second, every minute, every hour, every day
of every year.

I sent out your invitation.
There's gonna be a party going on.
We'll meet you at the station.
You know the race's just begun.

If you don't know that I was born to hold you,
then I'm gonna tell you loud and clear:
Baby, I love you
every second, every minute, every hour, every day
of every year,
every second, every minute, every hour, every day
of every year,
Every second, every minute, ...


I'M WEEPING

When I was ten years old,
my parents were poor,
our house was so cold.
And I was still in school and learning.
And then I never really got too far.
And everyone we knew had money,
and driving a car, and driving a car.

Now I'm twenty-one,
the street where I lived is blown up and gone.
And I've had a good day crying.
And the world around has changed a lot.
I never really gave much more,
much more than I got,
much more than I got.
Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ...

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