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CUCUMBER CASTLE (1970)
 

If only I had my mind on something else / I.O.I.O. / Then you left me / The Lord / I was the child / I lay down and die / Sweetheart / Bury me down by the river / My thing / The chance of love / Turning tide / Don't forget to remember.


IF ONLY HAD MY MIND ON SOMETHING ELSE

Du....
I could be king of kings,
wear a crown and all the things
I'd want I'd never need.
I'd be an ace in an aeroplane
and every year I'd fly to Spain.
If I could get the nerve
to plant the seed.

Oh, tell me how to say goodbye.
I see her face in myself.
Why, tell me why I made her cry.
If only had my mind on something else.

Captain of the submarine
beneath the icebergs never seen.
A hero with a medal for everyday.
I find me fame, reach the top.
I keep on pushing, never stop.
If I could just forget her name.

Oh, tell me how to say goodbye.
I see her face in myself.
Why, tell me why I made her cry.
If only had my mind on something else.
If only had my mind on something else.
Du...


I. O. I. O.

I O I I I I I I O I O.
I O I I I I I I O I O.
I O I I I I I I O I O.
I O I I I I I I O I O.

You know I love getting up in the morning
when the sun first strikes the trees.
All the morning birds that sing above
still bring back memories
of a girl who stood beside me
when the rights I did were wrong,
but she went back down the river
just when I thought I could be strong,
when I thought I could be strong, so I sing...

I O I I I I I I O I O.
I O I I I I I I O I O.

She never told me why she left me
but the letter say goodbye.
Now my mornings are for wondering
and my nights to reason why
why a stranger comes to steal the love
of a girl I had to hold.
But she went back down the river
just when I thought I could be strong,
when I thought I could be strong, so I sing

I O I I I I I I O I O.
I sing, I O I I I I I I O I O.
I sing, I O I I I I I I O I O.
I O I I I I I I O I O.
I O I I I I I I O I O....


THEN YOU LEFT ME

I never ask for any time from you, baby.
I never ask for any lies.
You only hurt the one you love the most, baby.
You only had to make me cry.

'Cause you left me (you left me)
all alone (you left me).
You left me (you left me)
to stand alone.

And every night I sit beside my bed, baby.
And I keep thinking of your love.
The things we dreamt about.
How much I love you, baby.
We had the world and the stars above.

But then you left me (you left me)
all alone (you left me).
You left me, you left me (you left me)
to stand alone.

Ah. You left me to stand alone.
Ah. You left me to stand alone.
You left me. You left me.
You left me. You left me.


THE LORD

Play the song.

What do you get for trying?
The minute you're born you're dying.
The body is six feet down.
The Lord says the soul sticks around.

You can believe what you wanna but I know what I'm gonna do.
I'm gonna believe in the Lord.
You can believe what you wanna but I know what I'm gonna do.
I'm gonna believe in the Lord.

You think you live on laughter,
but you don't know what's after.
Singing Hallelujah
I can know the Master.

You can believe what you wanna but I know what I'm gonna do.
I'm gonna believe in the Lord.
You can believe what you wanna but I know what I'm gonna do.
I'm gonna believe in the Lord.

When my life is over,
lie in fields of clover,
waiting for my own girl,
living in a new world. Yeah.

You can believe what you wanna but I know what I'm gonna do.
I'm gonna believe in the Lord.
You can believe what you wanna but I know what I'm gonna do.
I'm gonna believe in the Lord.

What do you get for trying?
The minute you're born you're dying.
The body is six feet down.
The Lord says the soul sticks around.

You can believe what you wanna but I know what I'm gonna do.
I'm gonna believe in the Lord.
You can believe what you wanna but I know what I'm gonna do.
I'm gonna believe in the Lord.
I'm gonna believe in the Lord.


I WAS THE CHILD

When I was young
we walked to school
and I carried your books
'cause even then I was a fool.

But you grew up
and said goodbye.
I still remember the things
that made me cry.

For all too soon
my story ends.
I found a love,
now not even friends.

Why, loving you,
loving me,
like you used to do.
I was the child.

I held your hand
and I told you things.
And I made you believe,
believe in fairy tales
and diamond rings.

Then all too soon
my story ends.
I found a love,
now not even friends.

Tell me why,
loving you,
loving me
like you used to do.
I was the child.
Ah...


I LAY DOWN AND DIE

Oh oh oh...
Only last night when your arms held me tight
you told me you thought our love could last forever, forever.
I was the one that gave you all my love when I thought
that our love could last forever, forever.

I lay down and die.
The whole world joins in
and everyone cries
as teardrops begin.
I lay down and die.

And when darkness falls,
can't seem right there at all.
I lay down and die.
The whole world joins in.
I lay down and die.
The teardrops begin.
I lay down and die.
And die, and die.
I lay down and die.
The whole world joins in.
I lay down and die
and the teardrops begin.
I lay down and die
and I lay down and die...


SWEETHEART

If your heart tells you so
that you should leave me,
don't try to forget
you and I never met.

And before you fly,
one kiss should tell me why
you've forgotten all the words
that you once said....

....long as I've got you there beside me,
as long as you're there to stand and guide me,
the love we share no one can ever tear apart.

Long as I've got this life I'm living,
long as it's you the love I'm with then,
I'll keep on calling you sweetheart.

If my love for you
can't make you happy
just open the door
and you won't see me anymore.

And before you fly,
one kiss should tell me why
you've forgotten all the words
that you once said,
when you said...

long as I've got you there beside me,
long as you're there to stand and guide me,
the love we share no one could ever tear apart.

Long as I've got this life I'm living,
long as it's you the love I'm with then,
I'll keep on calling you sweetheart.
And I'll keep on calling you sweetheart.


BURY ME DOWN BY THE RIVER

I wasn't born in the morning, no,
I must have been born in the night.
I’ve done my wrong and I'll carry my load.
And all I own is my life.

I wasn't born to be lucky, lord,
'cause luck had no future with me.
I've done my wrong and I'll sing, sing, sing my song
and stand beneath the hanging tree.

Bury me down by a river.
Let all the town’s people see
their enemy's dead. Let me lay, lay my head,
just put me down and set me free.

I wasn't born as a rich man, no.
A rich man I never, I never could be.
I've done my wrong and I'll sing, sing, sing my song
and stand beneath the hanging tree.

(Everybody sing now)
Bury me down by a river, lord, no.
Let all the town’s people see, see
their enemy's dead. Let me lay, lay, lay my head,
just put me down and set me free.

(I want to hear everybody sing)
Bury me down by the river (bury me down by the river, oh lord).
Let all the towns, let all the towns people see
their enemy's dead. Let me lay, let met lay, let me lay my head along,
just put me down and set me free (set me free).
 

MY THING

I see my dog lying under the table.
I see him licking my brother's girlfriend's hand.
La da....
La de.....

I can't understand those eyes that keep staring at me.
I can't understand how you do what you do to me.
I keep on looking for you everywhere.
I can't get used to the feeling you're giving me.

Bowzey....
du du du du
la la la la la la la la la...


THE CHANCE OF LOVE

You and me we're both the same.
It’s this life a lonely game.
I used to be a happy man.
And now I understand
just what it's all about.
I never had a doubt
on the chance of love.

As a boy I lived down here.
I always saw you near.
To be together was happiness.
And I just can't forget
the moment we first kissed.
I'd like to try again
on the chance of love.

Yeah, on the chance of love.
I'll do anything
to get you
by my side.
On the sound of love.
I will love you girl.
You'll be mine.

All the world would then be free.
An apple falls from an apple tree.
You and I will be together.
And you will understand
when I first take your hand
I'll open up the door
to the chance of love.


TURNING TIDE

What would I say if you should turn away from me.
I do not know if there are words that I can see.
I only know that I
am reaching too high.
And who are we to touch the wind
and say our ship
is coming in
the turning tide?

Tell me the answer
in your changing mind,
changing mind.
I don't know
if love can last.

When time is gone
and we are on the roundabout,
would you still laugh
and be a clown
when love runs out?

Or will you say that I
am reaching too high?
And who are we
to touch the wind
and say our ship
is coming in
the turning tide?

And who are we
to touch the the wind
and say our ship
is coming in
the turning tide?
 
 
DON'T FORGET TO REMEMBER

Oh my heart won't believe that you have left me.
I keep telling myself that it's true.
I can get over anything you want, my love,
but I can't get myself over you.

Don't forget to remember me
and the love that used to be.
I still remember you.
I love you.

In my heart lies a memory
to tell the stars above.
Don't forget to remember me,
my love.

On my wall lies a photograph of you, girl.
though I try to forget you somehow.
you're the mirror of my soul, so take me out of my hole.
Let me try to go on living right now.

Don't forget to remember me
and the love that used to be.
I still remember you.
I love you.

In my heart lies a memory
to tell the stars above.
Don't forget to remember me,
my love. 

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