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INCEPTION / NOSTALGIA (1970)

In the morning / Like nobody else / Daydream / Lonely winter / You're the reason I'm living / Coalman / Butterfly / Storm / Lum-de-loo / You're nobody 'til somebody loves you / You won't see me / The end / I'll know what to do / All by myself / Ticket to ride / I love you because / Paperback writer / Somewhere / The twelfth of never / Forever / Top hat / Hallelujah, I love her so / Terrible way to treat your baby / Exit, stage right.


IN THE MORNING / MORNING OF MY LIFE

In the morning when the moon is at its rest,
you will see me at the time I love the best,
watching rainbows, play on sunlight,
pools of water iced from cold night,in the morning.
'Tis the morning of my life.

In the daytime I will meet you as before.
You will find me waiting by the ocean floor,
building castles in the shifting sands
in a world that no one understands,
in the morning.
'Tis the morning of my life.

In the morning of my life
the minutes take so long to drift away.
Please be patient with your life,
it's only morning and you're still to live your day.

In the evening I will fly you to the moon,
to the top right hand corner of the ceiling in my room,
where we'll stay until the sun shines,
another day to swing on clothe's lines,
may I be yawning.
It is the morning of my life.
It is the morning of my life.

In the morning,...


LIKE NOBODY ELSE

Everything I want I got, and I got you girl.
You really fool me, baby, to my little world.
I love you like nobody else,
I love you like nobody else,
I love you like nobody else.

Put yourself in my place.
Do you love me too?
Take a look at my face.
The world I say is you.
I love you and nobody else,
I love you and nobody else,
I love you and nobody else.

Play you no games girl (play you no games, girl).
I tell you no lies (I tell you no lies).
Oh, take my loving hands, girl, (take my hands, girl)
when you look in my eyes, (look in my eyes)
I love you like nobody else,
I love you like nobody else,
I love you like nobody else.


DAYDREAM

What a day for a daydream
What a day for a daydreaming boy
And now I'm lost in a daydream
Dreaming 'bout my bundle of joy

And even if time ain't really on my side
It's one of those days for takin' a walk outside
I'm blowing the day to take a walk in the sun
And fall on my face on somebody's new mowed lawn

I've been having a sweet dream
Been dreaming since I woke up today
It's starring me and my sweet dream
'Cause she's the one makes me feel this way

And even if time is passing me by a lot
I couldn't care less about these blues you say I've got
Tomorrow I'll pay the dues for dropping so low
A pie in the face for being a sleepy beau deau

Whistle

And you can be sure that if you're feeling right
A daydream'll last along into the night
Tomorrow at breakfast you may perk up your ears
Or you may be daydreaming for a thousand years

What a day for a daydream
Custom made for a daydreaming boy
And now I'm lost in a daydream
Dreaming 'bout my bundle of joy

Whistle


LONELY WINTER

Now the summer's gone,
And the winter's coming on,
And I wait for you,
But I know that you have gone away from me,
And I know, yes I know
It's gonna be a lonely winter.

Just to walk alone,
And leave all the love we've known.
Autumn leaves will fall.
Wish winter would only call you back to me.
And I know, yes I know
It's gonna be a lonely winter.

It, I know, could be a very long time.
I can't make your love mine,
Mine and mine alone.
But I know that I can't make you love me,
I can't make you want me,
Till the winter's gone.

Leaves begin to fall,
And the trees begin to bare.
Then I wait for you,
But I know that you're not here.
You've gone away.
And I know, yes I know
It's gonna be a lonely winter.


YOU'RE THE REASON

You're the reason I don't sleep at night
I just lay here at night, toss and I turn
Lovin' you so, how my heart yearns
You're the reason I don't sleep at night
Walkin' the floor, feelin' so blue
Smoke cigarettes and drink coffee too
You're the reason I don't sleep at night
I'm bettin' you're not losin' sleep over me
But if I'm wrong, don't fail to call
Come over and keep me company
Sometimes I go for walk, take a look at the moon
Strum my guitar and sing out a tune
Honey, you're the reason I don't sleep at night


COALMAN

I tell my troubles to the coalman.
He's a coalman but he understands.
He's not such a very, very old man.
He's a soul man and he takes my hand.
He makes a man feel good when he's down.
Head is touching the ground.
He's going to help you if he can.
He's a coalman.

I've been waiting for the coalman.
He's a whole man and he treats me nice.
Everybody needs a coalman.
When you're low, man, you can get advice.
He makes a man feel good when he's down.
Head is touching the ground.
He's going to help you if he can.
He's a coalman.

I need her loving so much,
the feeling is too much to bear.
You've got to have somebody,
when she's not there.

I tell my troubles to the coalman.
He's a coalman but he understands.
He's not such a very, very old man.
He's a soul man and he takes my hand.
He makes a man feel good when he's down.
Head is touching the ground.
He's going to help you if he can.
He's a coalman.

I need her loving so much,
the feeling is too much to bear.
You've got to have somebody
when she's not there.

I tell my troubles to the coalman.
He's a coalman but he understands.
He's not such a very, very old man.
He's a soul man and he takes my hand.
He's gonna help you when he's down.
When your head is touching the ground.
And he'll help you if he can.
He's a coalman .
Coalman...


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.


STORM

Can you hear me?
Are you near me?
Can you see me,
see me at all?

Do you know me?
Can you show me?
If you hear me,
don't let me fall.
Is it raining in the sunshine
and the wind blows in my eyes.
Lying face down to the hard ground
I can face the cloudy skies.
And although I may be dying, I will bide my love,
I'll be waiting, I'll be waiting,
I'll be waiting in the storm.

You were my girl in the springtime,
with the sunshine in my day.
Your sweet lips, your fingertips
and you touch me but you won't stay.

Is it raining in the sunshine
and the wind blows in my eyes.
Lying face down to the hard ground
I can face the cloudy skies.
And although I may be dying, I will bide my love,
I'll be waiting, I'll be waiting,
I'll be waiting in the storm.

Can you hear me?
Are you near me
in the storm?


LUM-DE-LOO

I've been the mayor in this old town
(lum-de lum-de-loo)
I am a woman's man, females all around
(lum-de lum-de-loo)
I'm respected, I am detested,
what they really don't know is
I shot a man in Ellenburg, long, long time ago
(lum-de lum-de-loo).

Well, I'll be a lawman's piece of cake
(lum-de lum-de-loo)
but before they get me, my life I'll take.
(lum-de lum-de-loo)
I'll be the biggest thing that's happened here
and that's the way it's gonna stay
'cause I love a woman in this town,
I'm marrying her today.

I'll be the biggest thing that's happened here
and that's the way it's gonna stay
'cause I love a woman in this town,
I'm marrying her today...


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


YOU WON'T SEE ME

When I call you up
Your line's engaged
I have had enough
So act your age
We have lost the time
That was so hard to find
And I will lost my mind
If you won't see me
You won't see me

I don't know why
You should want to hide
But I can't get through
My hands are tied
I won't want to stay
I don't gave much to say
But I can't turn away
And you won't see me
You won't see me

Time after time
You refuse to even listen
I wouldn't mind
If I knew what I was missing
Though the days are few
They're filled with tears
And since I lost you
It feels like years
Yes, it seems so long
Girl, since you've been gone
And I just can't go on
If you won't see me
You won't see me

Time after time
You refuse to even listen
I wouldn't mind
If I knew what I was missing
Though the days are few
They're filled with tears
And since I lost you
It feels like years
Yes, it seems so long
Girl, since you've been gone
And I just can't go on
If you won't see me
You won't see me


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


I'LL KNOW WHAT TO DO

I
If I fall in love, it's only with you
And if I call for love, it's got to be true
But if you fail to keep it a tie
Then I'll know, it's only a lie
And I'll know what to do
Oh, I'll know what to do

If you wear my ring, you wear it for me
You've got to wear that thing indefinitely
And if you're bad, even just for a while
I'll be sad, then I'll push you behind
'cause I know what to do
Oh I know what to do

I

I am a man of words, the few words I say
If you play my game, you play it my way
If you don't, one look in your eye
And I'll know, you're telling me lies
And I'll know what to do
I know what to do

I
Oh I'll know what to do
Oh I'll know what to do


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...


TICKET TO RIDE

I think I'm gonna be sad,
I think it's today, yeah.
The girl that's driving me mad
Is going away.

She's got a ticket to ride,
She's got a ticket to ride,
She's got a ticket to ride,
But she don't care.

She said that living with me
Is bringing her down yeah.
For she would never be free
When I was around.

She's got a ticket to ride,
She's got a ticket to ride,
She's got a ticket to ride,
But she don't care.

I don't know why she's ridin' so high,
She ought to think twice,
She ought to do right by me.
Before she gets to saying goodbye,
She ought to think twice,
She ought to do right by me.

I think I'm gonna be sad,
I think it's today yeah.
The girl that's driving me mad
Is going away, yeah.

She's got a ticket to ride,
She's got a ticket to ride,
She's got a ticket to ride,
But she don't care.

I don't know why she's ridin' so high,
She ought to think twice,
She ought to do right by me.
Before she gets to saying goodbye,
She ought to think twice,
She ought to do right by me
.
She said that living with me,
Is bringing her down, yeah.
For she would never be free
When I was around.

Ah, she's got a ticket to ride,
She's got a ticket to ride,
She's got a ticket to ride,
But she don't care.

My baby don't care, my baby don't care.
My baby don't care, my baby don't care.
My baby don't care, my baby don't care.


I LOVE YOU BECAUSE

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


PAPERBACK WRITER

Paperback writer

Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look?
Based on a novel by a man named Lear
And I need a job, so I want to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.

It's the dirty story of a dirty man
And his clinging wife doesn't understand.
His son is working for the Daily Mail,
It's a steady job but he wants to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.

Paperback writer

It's a thousand pages, give or take a few,
I'll be writing more in a week or two.
I can make it longer if you like the style,
I can change it round and I want to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.

If you really like it you can have the rights,
It could make a million for you overnight.
If you must return it, you can send it here
But I need a break and I want to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.

Paperback writer

Paperback writer - paperback writer
Paperback writer - paperback writer


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


FOREVER

Hush, my darling; sleep, my lover,
there'll be rain till we run for cover.
Lost in love in a world of strangers,
something only the Lord arranges.

Oh my darling, now I found you,
want to live all my life around you.
You're my light in a world of sorrow,
scared of losing this dream tomorrow.

I just want to hold you forever, forever.
Loving one another that's how it should be.
Needing you beside me, together, no never
try to rediscover no other but me.

Oh my darling, if you leave me
I lose the love that has always freed me,
not knowing angel, what's coming after,
never hearing your golden laughter.

Oh my baby, hearts like thunder
can't escape from the spell I'm under.
I surrender to all your treasure,
endless nights of pain and pleasure.

I just want to hold you, forever, forever.
Loving one another, that's how it should be.
Needing you beside me, together, no never
try to rediscover no other but me.

I just want to hold you, forever, forever.
Loving one another, that's how it should be.
Needing you beside me, together, no never
try to rediscover no other but me.
I just want to hold you, forever, forever.
Loving one another, that's how it should be.
Needing you beside me, together, no never
try to rediscover no other but me.


TOP HAT

Life is just a bore
It's a drag to leave my door
Guess I'll have to say
I just cry my life away

I'll buy a top hat
to brighten up my lonely life
And they can see that
I've got the money for the things money brings

Put it on my head
and each time I head to bed
Put it in a box
near my dirty shoes an socks

I'll but a top hat
to brighten up my lonely life
And they can see
that I've got the money for the things money brings

-I like that top hat
-Do you?
-Yes
-Would you like to buy that?
-Of course. How much is that ?
-3 pound 6 then please, sir
-Thank you


I'll but a top hat
to brighten up my lonely life
And they can see
that I've got the money for the things money brings.

And until she comes and she brings me happiness
This is what I want, nothing more, nothing less.


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.


TERRIBLE WAY TO TREAT YOUR BABY

I know that she loves you now,
but your heart doesn't keep any vows
and that's a terrible way to treat your baby,
a terrible way you hurt that girl.
It's a terrible way you treat your baby
when you know that I love her
more than anything in this world.

Her heart isn't for a game
so tell her you don't feel the same,
for that's a terrible way to treat your baby,
a terrible way you hurt that girl.
It's a terrible way you treat your baby
when you know that I love her
more than anything in this world.

Oh, so sad, leaving her behind,
and if you give me the chance to take her hand
and try to change her mind,
for it's a terrible way to treat your baby,
a terrible way you hurt that girl.
It's a terrible way to treat your baby
when you know that I love her
more than anything in this world.

For it's a terrible way to treat your baby,
a terrible way you hurt that girl.
It's a terrible way to treat your baby
when you know that I love her
more than anything in this world.


EXIT STAGE RIGHT

Baby, I've got a one-way ticket to nowhere.
Ain't got hundreds, so I count money in this chair.
Exit, stage right. Baby, I get stage fright,
And my baby runs this show and she's got a big share.

Sold my car and I got no transport in this town.
One night, baby, you'll look for me. I won't be around.
Exit, stage right. Baby, I get stage fright,
And my baby runs this show and she's got a big share.

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