Lyrics By Album: Index

BRILLIANT FROM BIRTH (1998)

CD 1: The battle of the blue and the grey / The three kisses of love / Timber / Take hold of that star / Peace of mind / Don't say goodbye / Claustrophobia / Could it be / Turn around, look at me / Theme from 'Jaimie McPheeters' / Every day I have to cry / You wouldn't know / Wine and women / Follow the wind / I was a lover, a leader of men / And the children laughing / I don't think it's funny / How love was true / To be or not to be / Cherry red / I want home / The end / Hallelujah I love her so / I love you because / Somewhere / The twelfth of never / You're the reason I'm living / You're nobody 'til somebody loves you / All by myself / Butterfly / Can't you see that she's mine / From me to you

>>CD 2


THE BATTLE OF THE BLUE AND THE GREY

Now it's gone, gone, gone, those years have passed away.
It's gone, gone, gone, there's truth in what I say.
It's gone, gone, gone, there's nothing more to say
but I'd do anything if I could do it all again.

Well, I'm an old man now and I'm born to win the race.
People won't believe me but there's truth in what I say.
Many hearts were broken and a lot of tears were shed.
The sky was black and the battlefield was red.

Now it's gone, gone, gone, those years have passed away.
It's gone, gone, gone, there's truth in what I say.
It's gone, gone, gone , there's nothing more to say
but I'd do anything if I could do it all again.

Now, Stonewall Jackson stepped right up and then he said to me,
He said: "The battle is getting rough, son, guess we better flee.
There's grapeshot all around us and the field is black with lead.
You better start running, boy, before you lose your head."

Now it's gone, gone, gone, those years have passed away.
It's gone, gone, gone, there's truth in what I say.
It's gone, gone, gone, there's nothing more to say
but I'd do anything if I could do it all again.

Well, the cannons roared around us and the field was black with lead,
I picked a soldier dressed in blue and filled him full of lead,
I picked out six more soldiers there sitting on a mound,
I fixed my bayonet to my gun and really mowed them down.

Now, it's gone, gone, gone, those years have passed away.
It's gone, gone, gone, there's truth in what I say.
It's gone, gone, gone, there's nothing more to say
but I'd do anything if I could do it all again,
but I'd do anything if I could do it all again.


THE THREE KISSES OF LOVE

Kiss me once, oh yeah, baby.
Kiss me twice, oh yeah, crazy.
Kiss me three times
the three kisses of love, oh yeah .

Morning, noon, and at night,
never gonna let you out of sight,
kiss me three times
the three kisses of love.

Tell me that you really care.
I run your fingers through my hair.
Kiss me once,
kiss me twice
and I'm in paradise.

Kiss me once, oh yeah, baby.
Kiss me twice, oh yeah, crazy.
Kiss me three times
the three kisses of love.

Tell me that you really care.
I run your fingers through my hair.
Kiss me once,
kiss me twice
and I'm in paradise.

Kiss me once, oh yeah, baby.
Kiss me twice, oh yeah, crazy.
Kiss me three times
the three kisses of love,
the three kisses of love.

 
TIMBER

When I first saw you standing there, you set my heart reeling,
baby, you gave me such a feeling ,
my heart cries timber, timber, timber, timber,
timber, baby, 'cause I'm a falling for you,
yeah, yeah, yeah.

Well, it happens every time I look in your eyes,
baby, it's paradise,
my heart cries timber, timber, timber, timber,
timber, baby, 'cause I'm falling for you,
yeah, yeah, yeah.

Well, I wish that you were mine to be forever and ever.
Without you darling I just can't sleep.
I'm only happy when we're together.

I guess it's time that I told you so.
I'll always want to hold you.
Baby, have I ever told you
my heart cries timber, timber, timber, timber,
timber, baby, 'cause I'm falling for you,
yeah, yeah, yeah.

I wish that you were mine and keen forever and ever.
Without you darling I just can't sleep.
I'm only happy when we're together.

I guess it's time that I told you so.
I'll always want to hold you.
Baby, have I ever told you
my heart cries timber, timber, timber, timber,
timber, baby, 'cause I'm falling for you,
yeah, yeah, yeah.
...

TAKE HOLD OF THAT STAR

Take hold of that star I give to you
and tell me that you love me
just as I love you.
Take hold of that star and put it in your locket
and tell me that you love me
just as I love you.

I'd give you the moon or the sun
or the starlights with a love so true,
and if it rains, I'll give you a rainbow too.

Take hold of that star and put it in your locket
and tell me that you love me
just as I love you.

I'd give you the moon or the sun
or the starlights with a love so true.
and if it rains, I'll give you a rainbow too.

Take hold of that star and put it in your locket
and tell me that you love me
just as I love you.
La la la...... as I love you.


PEACE OF MIND

Ah........
Some may find peace of mind loving a girl like you
but I can say, in your way, you only make me blue.
Some may say you don't play, you have a heart that's true
but how can they believe what you say, you only make me blue.

You hurt me and you fool around.
You don't even give me a chance.
Well it's over and I'm telling you
it's the end of our romance.

Some may find peace of mind loving a girl like you
but I can say, in your way, you only make me blue.
Ah.....

You hurt me and you fool around.
You don't even give me a chance.
Well it's over and I'm telling you
it's the end of our romance.

Some may find peace of mind loving a girl like you
but I can say, in your way, you only make me blue.
Ah.....

 
DON'T SAY GOODBYE

Please believe me, I will never be untrue,
and don't believe the jealous lies they told to you.
Oh no, don't go, don't make this poor boy cry,
I'll be true, I beg of you, don't say goodbye.

Now don't you know I love you more than I can say,
and it would mean my life if you should run away.
Oh no, don't go, don't make this poor boy cry,
I'll be true, I beg of you, don't say goodbye.

You just won't listen to my pleas,
you want me begging on my knees.

So sit right down and listen while I beg, you see
I'll never be untrue, so please believe in me.
Oh no, don't go, don't make this poor boy cry,
I'll be true, I beg of you, don't say goodbye.
I'll be true, I beg of you, don't say goodbye.


CLAUSTROPHOBIA

I'd like to be the one to see
your loving mind at the start,
but I get claustrophobia
'cause there's too many boys in your heart.
I'd like to know how far you'd go
to use those lips of wine,
but I get claustrophobia
'cause there's too many boys on your mind.

Oh, oh, oh, one, two, three and now there's me,
you practice to deceive,
you lead me on another one,
I've got no room to breathe.

So bye-bye you who can't be true,
I'm leaving you behind,
'cause I get claustrophobia
'cause there's too many boys on your mind.

I get claustrophobia
'cause there's too many boys on your mind.

Oh, oh, oh, one, two, three and now there's me,
you practice to deceive,
you lead me on another one,
I've got no room to breathe.

So bye-bye you who can't be true,
I'm leaving you behind
'cause I get claustrophobia
'cause there's too many boys on your mind,
too many boys on your mind,
too many boys on your mind.


COULD IT BE

Look at me,
I don't know what I'm doing
ever since I looked at you.
How did I get this crazy feeling?
Could it be I'm in love with you?

Ever since I saw you in the moonlight
I've had this feeling through and through,
since that time, I haven't done a thing right.
Could it be I'm in love with you?

Oh golly gee,
I don't know where I'm going,
I'm trying to make you see,
oh boy, I got to make her fall in love with me.

Oh, night after night, I'm always dreaming,
why don't you make those dreams come true?
Can't you see how much I really love you?
Why don't you learn to love me too?

Oh golly gee,
I don't know where I'm going,
I'm trying to make you see,
oh boy, I got to make her fall in love with me.

Oh, night after night, I'm always dreaming,
why don't you make those dreams come true?
Can't you see how much I really love you?
Why don't you learn to love me too?
Love me too,
love me too.
 
 
TURN AROUND LOOK AT ME

There is someone walking behind you,
turn around, look at me.
There is someone watching your footsteps,
turn around, look at me.

There is someone tells you love you,
it's my heart, it's my heart,
turn around, look at me, at the start.

There is someone standing beside you,
turn around (turn around), look at me (look at me).
There is someone to love and guide you,
turn around (turn around), look at me (look at me).

I'll be waiting for now and forever
for you to come to me.
Turn around, look at me,
turn around, look at me.

I'll be waiting for now and forever
for you to come to me.
Turn around, look at me,
turn around (turn around), look at me.
 
 
THEME FROM THE TRAVELS OF JEANNIE MCPHEETERS
 
Missing
 
 
EVERY DAY I HAVE TO CRY

There was a little girl I planned to marry,
if this was my love I didn't want to share.
I thought that love would make my life bright and sunny,
but she said she could not love me 'cause I didn't have no money.

Every day I have to cry so,
drying the water from my eyes so,
till the clouds slowly pass by (?)
every day I have to cry.

I got me a girl,
I guess I really love her,
'cause every night I've been thinking over.
But you can't live all your love this morning,
but if you do it's gonna hurt somebody.
Every day I have to cry so,
drying the water from my eyes so,
till the clouds slowly pass by (?)
every day I have to cry.

I thought I know she's just a woggle (?)
if she found a love because she's not a rich girl (?)
but every time you reach love this morning (?)
every time it's gonna hurt somebody.

Every day I have to cry so,
drying the water from my eyes so,
till the clouds slowly pass by (?)
every day I have to cry.


YOU WOULDN'T KNOW

Come a bit close to me,
let me be kissed.
Come on and show to me
what I have missed .
I love you, woman,
I know that I'll get you somehow.
You wouldn't know if I hadn't told you so.
You wouldn't know if I hadn't told you so.
Well, I'm telling you now.

Morning and night time too,
I'm so alone.
Your love and my love, girl,
we shall be one.
I'm gonna get you
or else there will be a big row.
You wouldn't know if I hadn't told you so.
You wouldn't know if I hadn't told you so, oh.
Well, I'm telling you now.

I go to sleep but I cry,
I'm telling you now.
My heart is asking me why
I'm telling you now.
You wouldn't know if I hadn't told you so.
You wouldn't know if I hadn't told you so, oh.
Well, I'm telling you now.

Come a bit close to me,
let me be kissed.
Come on and show to me
what I have missed.
I love you, woman,
I know that I'll get you somehow.
You wouldn't know if I hadn't told you so.
You wouldn't know if I hadn't told you so, oh.
Well, I'm telling you now.

I'm telling you now
I'm telling you now
I'm telling you now
I'm telling you now
...

WINE AND WOMEN

Wine and women and song will only make me sad.
Love and kisses and hugs, the things I never had.
If this should end, I don't mind.
If this should end, I will find.
What shall I do (what shall I do).
What shall I do (what shall I do).

Cars and buses and trams make a lot of noise.
All my women have gone out with other boys.
If this should end, I don't mind.
If this should end, I will find.
I won't complain (I won't complain).
I feel no pain (I feel no pain).

Ooh..
If this should end, I don't mind.
If this should end, I will find.
I won't complain (I won't complain).
I feel no pain (I feel no pain).

Wine and women and song will only make me sad.
Love and kisses and hugs, the thing I never had.
If this should end, I don't mind.
If this should end, I will find.
I won't complain (I won't complain).
I feel no pain ( I feel no pain).
I won't complain., cry.


FOLLOW THE WIND

I'm so weary from holding this load,
but it's only my love for you that I walk this lonely road,
I must follow the wind, follow the wind,
and the wind will take me hold before the cold.

Every star I have counted,
each flower I have seen,
but the place where I'm going, there's no grass as green,
I must follow the wind, follow the wind,
and the wind will take me home where I can dream.

In the hour I am lonely, your love will be mine,
I will stay in your arms dear, until comes the time.
I must be on my way for my home is anywhere.
I have no time to stay, I have no time to care.
I must follow the wind, follow the wind,
as the wind gently blows in my hair.

I must follow the wind, follow the wind,
as the wind gently blows in my hair.
I must follow the wind, follow the wind,
as the wind gently blows in my hair.
 

I WAS A LOVER, A LEADER OF MAN

Ah, ah, ah, ah.
I was a lover, a leader of men,
all of the women I knew were my friends.
I was so happy, my feet on the ground,
I didn't know I was on the way down
'cause you don't feel the same,
it's only a game, it's only a game, it's only a game.

Ah, ah, ah, ah.
I had a billion or two in the bank,
I gave to charity, ain't got no thanks.
You gave me all that a woman could give
less your affection, I don't want to live
'cause you don't feel the same,
it's only a game, it's only a game, it's only a game.

'cause you don't feel the same

I was a lover, a leader of men,
all of the women I knew were my friends.
I was so happy, my feet on the ground,
I didn't know, I was on the way down
'cause you don't feel the same,
it's only a game, it's only a game, it's only a game.

Ah, ah, ah,...


AND THE CHILDREN LAUGHING

Ah......
Well, I've been working up a fever trying to
straighten up the mess in my mind about this place,
I can't contain myself anymore,
can't you see it's written all over my face?
Why don't you get on your feet?
It's about time you got to think
whatever happened to peace?
Well, open your eyes and you'll see children laughing,
voices singing, hearts beating.

You're always talking right and talking about
the world and its corruption and moral decay,
but what you gonna do about it? Nothing,
'cause you're more like children than children while they play,
Why you're so clean through and through you won't shake hands
with a negro who's maybe cleaner than you.
Well, listen around and you'll hear children laughing,
voices singing, hearts beating like they always do,
so what's wrong with you?

You're so blown up with anger about the world,
you write the songs about it all,
yet you don't even know your neighbour's name.
And now you want to go to the moon and live there,
when you know it'll only end up the same.
How can he give you any gratitude,
with your endless sickening attitude?
You strive to get ahead
but you leave each other dead.
Can't you see children laughing,
voices singing, hearts beating like they always do?
So what's wrong with you?

Children laughing, voices singing hearts beating.
Children laughing, voices singing, hearts...


I DON'T THINK IT'S FUNNY

You get your pleasures out of hurting me, honey.
You get your kicks out of watching me cry.
You play around an awful lot to hurt me, honey.
Why do you laugh when there are tears in my eyes?

I don't think it's funny, honey.
My days are not so sunny.
Why don't you make up your mind?
Let me put my arms around you,
make rainbows all around you
but I don't know if you are mine.

If I was yours and you were mine, my little honey,
we could be happy till the very day I die,
but all you ever want to do is hurt me, honey.
Why do you laugh when there are tears in my eyes?

I don't think it's funny, honey.
My days are not so sunny.
Why don't you make up your mind?
Let me put my arms around you,
make rainbows all around you
but I don't know if you are mine.

I don't think it's funny, honey.
My days are not so sunny.
Why don't you make up your mind?
Let me put my arms around you,
make rainbows all around you
but I don't know if you are mine,
but I don't know if you are mine,
but I don't know if you are mine.


HOW LOVE WAS TRUE

How love was true yesterday.
I love you every way.
I saw you standing there,
you gave me cause to stare,
and then I knew I had to have you.

You could be mine if you tried.
All that you do is tell me lies.
(Ah) You think that love's a game
(Ah) but I don't feel the same.
(Ah) I should have known
(Ah) that I'd get the pain.

How love was true yesterday.
I love you every way.
I saw you standing there,
you gave me cause to stare,
and then knew I had to have you.


TO BE OR NOT TO BE

You build me up,
you let me down .
How can I love,
you give me no ground.
To be or not to be,
to be or not to be,
am I gonna have you for me.

One little light
I saw this morn.
The light in your eyes,
I don't see no more.
To be or not to be,
to be or not to be,
am I gonna have you for me,
well.

Give me a chance.
Make up your mind.
Give me romance.
Tell me you're mine.
To be or not to be,
well, to be or not to be,
am I gonna have you for me,
well.

Well, to be or not to be.
Well, to be or not to be.
To be or not to be,
am gonna have you for me.

Well, to be or not to be.
Well, to be or not to be.
Well, to be or not to be .
am I gonna have you for me.
 
 
CHERRY RED

Where are you,
Cherry red, sweeter than the honeycomb,
sweeter still when we're alone,
Cherry red, my cherry red.

Turquoise green, greener than the deeper sea ,
greener still when she's with me,
Cherry red, my cherry red.

I wonder why (wonder why)
the stars that night shine big and bright for me.
I wonder why (wonder why)
she's true to me the way that she will always be.

Cherry red, sweeter than the honeycomb,
sweeter still when we're alone,
Cherry red, my cherry red.

I wonder why (wonder why)
the stars that night shine big and bright for me.
I wonder why (wonder why)
she's true to me the way that she will always be.

Cherry red, sweeter than the honeycomb,
sweeter still when we're alone,
Cherry red, my cherry red.

 
I WANT HOME

Take off your dress,
put on a new one,
I'm going to take you out tonight.
Put on a dress,
make it blue one,
Everything's gonna be all right
I want home again
so I can be with you, with you.
I want home again
to do the things you do, you do, yeah.

Take off your dress,
put on a new one,
I'm going to take you out tonight.
Put on a dress,
make it a blue one,
everything's gonna be all right.

I want home again
so I can be with you, with you.
Take off your dress,
put on a new one,
I'm going to take you out tonight.
Put on a dress,
make it a blue one,
everything's gonna be all right.
I want home again
so I can be with you.,with you.
I want home again
to do the things you do, you do yeah.


THE END
 
At the end of a rainbow,
you'll find a pot of gold
At the end of a story,
you'll find it's all been told
But our love has a treasure our hearts always spend
And it has a story without any end

At the end of a river,
the water stops its flow
At the end of a highway, there's no place you can go
But just tell me you love and you are only mine
And our love will go on till the end of time

At the end of a river, the water stops its flow
At the end of a highway, there's no place you can go
But just tell me you love and you are only mine
And our love will go on till the end of time
Till the end of time
 

HALLELUJAH, I LOVE HER SO

Let me tell 'bout a gal I know,
She's my baby and she lives next door.
Every morning 'fore the sun comes up,
She brings my coffee in my favorite cup.
That's why I know, yes, I know,
Hallelujah, I just love her so.
 
When I'm in trouble and I got no friend,
I know she'll go with me down to the end.
Everybody asks me how do I know,
I smile a damn and say she told me so.
That why I know, yes I know,
Hallelujah, I just love her so.
 
Now if I call her on the telephone,
Tell her that I'm all alone,
By the time I count from one to four,
I hear her on my door.
In the evening when the sun goes down,
When there ain't nobody hanging 'round,
She just kisses me, and then holds me tight.
And tells me, baby, everything's gonna be alright.
That's why I know, yes I know,
Hallelujah, I just love her so.
That's why I know, yes I know,
Hallelujah, I just, I love her so.
That's why I know, yes I know,
Hallelujah, I just love her so.
 
 
I LOVE YOU BECAUSE
 
I love you because you understand, dear
Every single thing I try to do
You're always there to lend a helping hand, dear
I love you most of all because you're you
No matter what the world may say about me
I know your love will always see me through
I love you for the way you never doubt me
But most of all I love you 'cause you're you
No matter what may be the style or season
I know your heart will always be true
I love you for a hundred thousand reasons
But most of all I love you 'cause you're you

 
SOMEWHERE
 
There's a place for us,
Somewhere a place for us.
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us
Somewhere.
There's a time for us.
Some day a time for us,
Time together with time spare,
Time to look, time to care
Some day!
Somewhere
We'll find a new way of living,
We'll find a way of forgiving
Somewhere.
There's a place for us,
A time and place for us.
Hold my hand and we're half way there.
Hold my hand and I'll take you there.
Somehow,
Some day,
Somewhere.
 
 
THE TWELFTH OF NEVER
 
You ask how much I need you
Must I explain
I need you oh my darling
Like roses need rain
You ask how long I'll love you
I'll tell you true
Until the twelfth of never I'll still be loving you
Hold me close
Never let me go
Hold me close
Melt my heart like April snow
I'll love you 'till the blue bells forget to bloom
I'll love you 'till the clover has lost its perfume
I'll love you 'till the poets run out of rhyme
Oh, until the twelfth of never
And that's a long long time
Until the twelfth of never
And that's a long long time
 

YOU'RE THE REASON I'M LIVING
 
Missing


YOU'RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU
 
You're nobody till somebody loves you
You're nobody till somebody cares
You might be king, you might possess, the world and its gold
But gold won't bring you happiness, when you're growing old
The world still is the same
You'll never change it
As sure as the stars shine above
You're nobody till somebody loves you
So find yourself somebody to love


ALL BY MYSELF

I know my street, that's where I live .
I never take, I always give.
They always leave me on the shelf.
I live my life all by myself.

My car ain't big, I can't go fast.
And every drink I take's the last.
I'm always trying to save my health.
I live my life all by myself.

Everything I have I own and no one lives on me.
I'm a man who stands alone.
That's where I'll be.
That's where I'll be.

So take your hand down off my chair
'cause I'm the one who's sitting there
And I ain't neve seen no wealth.
I live my live all by myself.

My car ain't big, I can't go fast
And every drink I take's the last.
I'm always trying to save my health.
I live my life all by myself.

Everything I have I own and no one lives on me.
I'm a man who stands alone.
That's where I'll be.
That's where I'll be.
That's where I'll be.

So take your hand down off my chair
'cause I'm the one who's sitting there.
And I ain't never seen no wealth .
I live my live all by myself...
 

BUTTERFLY

Green fields where we used to wander,
purple valleys, near my home.
We would play there, beneath the sky
and then I kissed you, butterfly.

Young girl, you came restless
and you left me here to cry
my big teardrops in red pastures
for I loved you, butterfly.

Butterfly, yeah.
I dream about you, lonely without you, butterfly.
Butterfly, yeah.
Each night I'm sleeping, your face goes creeping, butterfly.

Green fields where we used to wander,
purple valleys, near my home.
We would play there beneath the sky
and I kissed you, butterfly.

Butterfly, yeah.
I dream bout you, lonely without you, butterfly.
Butterfly, yeah .
Each night I'm sleeping, your face goes creeping, butterfly.
 
 
CANĀ“T YOU SEE THAT SHE'S MINE
 
Oh, can't you see that she's mine
We've been together for a long long time
And yet they try so very hard to pull us apart
But we don't care what they say
We're gonna keep on lovin' this way
'Cause if they break us up
You know it'll only break my heart
 
And don't you know I love her so
And I'll never, never, never let her go
No matter what the people may say or try to do
'Cause can't you see that she's mine
We've been together for a long long time
And it'll stay that way
Because I know she loves me too
 
People talk and try to break us up
When they know they don't understand
But I don't care what the people may say
I'm gonna keep on holdin' her hand
 
Can't you see that she's mine
We've been together for a long long time
And yet they try so very hard to pull us apart
But we don't care what they say
We're gonna keep on lovin' this way
'Cause if they break us up
You know it'll only break my heart
 
Don't you know I love her so
And I'll never, never, never let her go
No matter what the people may say or try to do
'Cause can't you see that she's mine
We've been together for a long long time
And it'll stay that way
Because I know she loves me too
And it'll stay that way
Because I know she'll love me too


FROM ME TO YOU
 
Da da da da da dum dum dum
Da da da da da dum dum dum
Da da da da da dum dum dum

If there's anything that you want
If there's anything I can do
Just call on me and I'll send it along
With love from me to you

I've got everything that you want
Like a heart that's oh, so true
Just call on me and I'll send it along
With love from me to you

I got arms that long to hold you
And keep you by my side
I got lips that long to kiss you
And keep you satisfied, oooh

If there's anything that you want
If there's anything I can do
Just call on me and I'll send it along
With love from me to you
From me, to you

Just call on me and I'll send it along
With love from me to you
I got arms that long to hold you
And keep you by my side I got lips that long to kiss you
And keep you satisfied, oooh

If there's anything that you want
If there's anything I can do
Just call on me and I'll send it along
With love from me to you
To you, to you, to you

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