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BEE GEES FIRST (1967)

Turn  of the century / Holiday / Red chair fade away / One minute woman / In my own time / Every Christian lion hearted man will show you / Craise Finton Kirk Royal Academy of Arts / New York mining disaster 1941 / Cucumber castle / To love somebody / I close my eyes / I can't see nobody / Please read me / Close another door.


TURN OF THE CENTURY

Everything's happening
at the turn of the century.
I'm gonna buy myself a time machine,
go to the turn of the century.

And all those people passing by,
and the town crier makes his cry
at the turn of the century,
turn of the century.

Big wide hats and men is spats
at the turn of the century.
With those horseless carriages
at the turn of the century.

And there are lots of things to do
on a bicycle built for two
at the turn of the century,
turn of the century.

Everything's happening
at the turn of the century.
I'm gonna buy myself a time machine,
go to the turn of the century.

And all those people passing by,
and the town crier makes his cry
at the turn of the century,
turn of the century.
turn of the century.
 
 
HOLIDAY

Ooh you're a holiday, such a holiday.
Ooh you're a holiday, such a holiday.

It's something I think's worthwhile,
if the puppet makes you smile,
if not then you're throwing stones,
throwing stones, throwing stones.

Ooh it's a funny game.
Don't believe that it's all the same.
Can't think what I've just said.
Put the soft pillow on my head.

Millions of eys can see,
yet why am I so blind?
When the someone else is me
it's unkind, it's unkind.

de de de ...

Yet millions of eyes can see,
yet why am I so blind?
When the someone else is me
it's unkind, it's unkind.

Ooh you're a holiday,
every day, such a holiday
Now it's my turn to say,
and I say you're a holiday.

It's something I think's worthwhile,
if the puppet makes you smile,
if now then you're throwing stones,
throwing stones, throwing stones.

de de de ...
 

RED CHAIR FADE AWAY

Red chair, fade away,
bring back memories.
Think of something nice,
fragrant lemon trees.

I can feel the speaking sky.
I don't want to know.
It's filling up the air.

Grandpa's fairy tale.
Red chair round the fire.
Rainbows all the time.
We're all going higher.

I can feel the speaking sky.
I don't want to know.
It's filling up the air.

Red chair fade away
Red chair fade away
Red chair fade away
Red chair fade away
Red chair fade away

Bring back memories.
Think of something nice,
fragrant lemon trees.

I can feel the speaking sky.
I don't want to know.
It's filling up the air.

Red chair fade away....
 

NEW YORK MINING DISASTER 1941

In the event of something happening to me,
there is something I would like you all to see.
It's just a photograph of someone that I knew.

Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?
Do you know what it's like on the outside?
Don't go talking too loud, you'll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones.

I keep straining my ears to hear a sound.
Maybe someone is digging underground,
or have they given up and all gone home to bed,
thinking those who once existed must be dead?

Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?
Do you know what it's like on the outside?
Don't go talking too loud, you'll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones.

In the event of something happening to me,
there is something I would like you all to see.
It's just a photograph of someone that I knew.

Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?
Do you know what it's like on the outside?
Don't go talking too loud, you'll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones.
 
 
ONE MINUTE WOMAN

One minute, woman, please,
I'd go down on my knees
to say to you with a word so true
'I love you'.

I fail to understand
why you don't want my hand.
I try to find what's on your mind.
I wonder....

Why don't you stop and see.
Why you're not loving me.
Would it hurt to say 'Hello'
or don't you know?

One minute, woman, please,
I'd go down on my knees
to say to you with a word so true
'I love you'.

Why don't you stop and see.
Why you're not loving me.
Would it hurt to say 'Hello'
or don't you know?

One minute, woman, please,
I'd go down on my knees
to say to you with a word so true
'I love you, I love you. I love you. '
 

IN MY OWN TIME

I received an invitation:
'Come to the United Nations'
That was when I was somebody.
In my own time.

Sitting selling hot cross buns,
thousand suckers everyone.
Sounds like a nursery rhyme.
In my own time.

Even when the lights go out
still got things to think about.
Memories I can't call mine.
In my own time.
My own time.
My own time.
 

EVERY CHRISTIAN LION HEARTED MAN WILL SHOW YOU

Oh solo Dominique
Oh solo Dominique
Oh solo Dominique
Oh solo Dominique

Take this in hand,
said he who stands
behind the chair,
a broken table there.

Every Christian lion hearted man will show you
Every Christian lion hearted man will show you

Oh solo Dominique
Oh solo Dominique
Oh solo Dominique
Oh solo Dominique

Don't walk so tall
before you crawl,
for every child
is thinking of something wild.

Every Christian lion hearted man will show you
Every Christian lion hearted man will show you

Oh solo Dominique
Oh solo Dominique
Oh solo Dominique

Every Christian lion hearted man will show you
Every Christian lion hearted man will show you (will show you)

Oh solo Dominique
Oh solo Dominique
Oh solo Dominique
 

CRAISE FINTON KIRK ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

He smiled and rubbed the stubble on his chin.
He sure shall find the weariness and dreariness of life that's growing thin.
Yet he didn't have so very far to go.
With a pencil in his hand he will travel on as planned.
With a mere step in the mountain to a light.

Craise Finton Kirk, see him go, on his way.
Oh, they don't know where he is.
Very very nice, very very nice.

Even in the morning when he slept
something odd is missing.
There's nothing very much to talk about
and nothing very much to see.

Craise Finton Kirk, see him go, on his way.
Oh, they don't know where he is.
Very very nice, very very nice.

Talks about the place he'd like to go.
And you never see the worrying and hurrying
and that makes a person slow.
Yet you wouldn't think he'd be so hard to find.
Yet he looks so very busy but there's nothing on his mind.
And his wavy hair continues not to grow.

Craise Finton Kirk, see him go, on his way.
Oh, they don't know where he is.
Very very nice, very very nice.

Craise Finton Kirk, see him go, on his way.
Oh, they don't know where he is.
Very very nice, very very nice.
 

CUCUMBER CASTLE

There were the trees, see the grass, a thing gets inspired.
Said 'This is the place I will try,' and he did.
Stood in the dark, sat a man who beckoned him in,
but leaving his grass was a sin, but he did.

Cucumber Castle be ever so humble it's home.
He saw the light in the cellar reflect in his eyes,
Yet early that morning was he to receive a surprise.
Cucumber Castle be ever so humble it's home.
Cucumber Castle be ever so humble it's home.

Said 'Are you leaving or are you receiving my friend,
Doesn't need any money till then' and he did.
He said 'I'm the owner, not you, and this is my stead,
so give it to me now I'm dead', and he did, said:

Cucumber Castle be ever so humble it's home.
Cucumber Castle be ever so humble it's home.
 

TO LOVE SOMEBODY

There's a light,
a certain kind of light
that never shone on me.
I want my life to be lived with you,
lived with you.

There's a way, everybody say,
to do each and every little thing.
But what does it bring
if I ain't got you, ain't got?

Baby, you don't know what it's like.
Baby, you don't know what it's like
to love somebody,
to love somebody,
to love somebody
the way I love you.

In my brain
I see your face again.
I know my frame of mind.
You ain't got to be so blind.
And I'm blind, so very blind.

I'm a man,
can't you see what I am?
I live and breathe for you.
But what good does it do
if I ain't got you, ain't got?

Baby, you don't know what it's like.
Baby, you don't know what it's like
to love somebody,
to love somebody,
to love somebody
the way I love you.
 
 
I CLOSE MY EYES

Look at me, I'm riding high.
Don't know what's wrong with me.
Can't you see I'm not the guy
that I pretend to be.

Though I know I will be lonely
but our love will never die.
I close my eyes, everyday, I close my eyes.
Ah...

The more I try the more I fail.
I'd like to run away.
But if I try you pass me by.
I know that I can't stay.

Though I know I will be lonely
but our love will never die
I close my eyes, everyday, I close my eyes.
Ah...

Ah....
Though I know I will be lonely
but our love will never die.
I close my eyes, everyday, I close my eyes
I close my eyes. I close my eyes. I close my eyes.
 

I CAN'T SEE NOBODY

I walk the lonely streets,
I watch the people passing by.
I used to smile and say hello.
Guess I was just a happy guy.

Then you happened, girl,
this feeling that posessses me.
I just can't move myself.
I guess it all just had to be.

I can't see nobody... no,
I can't see nobody.
Mine eyes can only look at you... you.

I used to have a brain,
I used to think of many things.
I watched the falling rain
and listened to the sweet birds sing.

Don't ask me why, little girl.
I love you and that's all I can say.
You're every, every breath I take.
You are my nights; my night and day.

I can't see nobody... no,
I can't see nobody.
Mine eyes can only look at you... you.

Every single word you hear
is coming from this heart of mine.
I never felt like this before
a love like yours so young and fine.

And now as I try to forget you
it doesn't work out any way.
I loved you such a long time ago
but in my eyes you'll always be.

Every single word you hea
is coming from this heart of mine.
I loved you such a long time ago
don't know why.
And I don't know why, baby.

I can't see nobody... no,
I can't see nobody.
Mine eyes can only look at you... you.
 
 
PLEASE READ ME

Many years ago I was a simple man,
a simple man, no worries me.
I never lied.
Please read me.

Not much conversation ever came from me.
I never saw reality.
I never tried.
Please read me.
Ah....

Maybe I've been lying on your couch too long.
I'll stay if you can see me through, explain why.
Please read me. Please read me. Please read me.

 
CLOSE ANOTHER DOOR

Many years have passed it seems
And now I'm all alone
I've sent the children far away
To some obscurer home
It's so sad, so sad

Close another door
Listen to my eyes
Close another door
You're much too old to work
So why won't you run away?

When I was young I used to say
That age won't bother me
The life I had was very sad
It all went out to sea
So sad (so sad), so sad (so sad)

Close another door
Listen to my eyes
Close another door
You're much too old to work
So why won't you run away?

Though the sun is in outside
The rain is in my hair
Now all my life is lived inside
My home is in my chair
So sad (so sad), so sad (so sad)

Close another door
Listen to my eyes
Close another door
You're much too old to work
So why won't you run away?

Let me go
Send me flowers and put me on a plane
I may be old
But I've been told
At least I'm still around
Find me a life to live through it and send me off
And I've been working so, so very hard
And being young but now I'm tired
Ah, I said I'm old
I said I'm old now
And I've been working, working, working very hard
Ah...

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