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A KICK IN THE HEAD IS WORTH EIGHT IN THE PANTS (1973)

Wouldn't I Be Someone / Home Again Rivers / A Lonely Violin / Where Is Your Sister / Losers And Lovers / Harry's Gate / King and Country / Jesus In Heaven / Castles In The Air / Dear Mr Kissinger / Harry's Gate / Rocky LA / Elisa / It Doesn't Matter Much To Me / Life, Am I Wasting My Time?


Most transcripts by Luis Alberto Gonzales.
King and Country by
Thomas Grabowski.

WOULDN'T I BE SOMEONE


Maybe there's a reason why we broke up.
I could dedicate my life to something new.
But I must have been asleep but then I woke up.
Working out why I was still with you.
All the things I wish I could have been.

Wouldn't I be someone, someone.
And I would be respected.
In the prime of my life, I'll do everything right.
I'll begin.

Wouldn't I be something, something.
I would get a reputation.
In the prime of my life, I'll do everything right.
I'll begin.

Midnight stars are shining on my shoeshine.
Telling me the things I'm gonna be.
Now the hurts all gone, I've pushed them all behind me.
And the world is gonna fall in love with me.
All the things I wish I could have been.

Wouldn't I be someone, someone.
And I would be respected.
In the prime of my life, I'll do everything right.
I'll begin.

Wouldn't I be something, something.
I would get a reputation.
In the prime of my life, I'll do everything right.
I'll begin.


HOME AGAIN RIVERS

You took it in your stride to run away and hide

Thru all the pain of battle and the breaking of your pride.

Sweet Billy James's been asking where you've gone.
It's been so many years now since you've taken off the gun.

Well, the grass is getting dry.
And it seems your name they're calling; the rain, it hasn't fallen,
Only tears shed from our eyes.

They say there isn't rain
In the hills of West Virginia, but dying isn't in ya.
But the rhinestone bears your name.

You're the father of your child.
But your mind just seems to wander, let no man hold you under
While your heart is running wild.

And I've searched so many towns
And I've roamed so many places, I've seen so many faces,
But I've never known your own.

Well, there's gonna be a day
When your drinking wine is through now, and the people close to you now
Will have you here to stay.

Home again rivers,
Home again rivers,
Come home again rivers,
Billy's come home.



A LONELY VIOLIN

Oh...
What it is to be lonely:
Deep in the green grass
Of the valley of fear.
One time long ago,
I tried so hard to reach you,
A song I tried to teach you,
But you were never there.

Deep in the sleep I'm under,
There is the sound of a lonely violin.
Not even now there's nothing I'd be taking.
What world am I forsaking
When you were never there?
Now let it all begin.
I wanna hear it, now, let it all begin.
Bring me the sound of a lonely violin.

Oh...
What it is to be lonely:
Deep in the green grass
Of the valley of fear.
One time long ago,
I tried so hard to reach you,
A song I tried to teach you,
But you were never there.
Now, let it all begin.
I wanna hear it now let it all begin.
Bring me the sound of a lonely violin.


WHERE IS YOUR SISTER

Where is your sister?
I really missed her
We knew each other in a special way
I saw her crying
With all the others
Can't somebody show a smile to me?

Who'll be the mourners?
You will and I am
Someone to bless me
In case I lose my way

Show me your sister
She did not come
I missed her
She knows I haven't got a thing to say

Where is your sister?
I really missed her
We knew each other in a special way
I saw her crying
With all the others
Can't somebody show a smile to me

Who'll be the mourners?
You will and I am
Someone to bless me
In case I lose my way

Show me your sister
She did not come
I missed her
She knows I haven't got a thing to say.



LOSERS AND LOVERS

I saw the fire.
I heard them say:
They would go on dancing there
‘til the breaking of the day.
Losers and lovers
Looking for the reason to be glad.

Down inside the forest,
Stumbled on a crow,
Caravans with purple wheels and the people shouting low.
Losers and lovers
Forgetting that the world is going mad.

But it was over,
Laid myself to rest
Underneath the warm September sky.
They're reminiscing
When all the Earth's revolving,
The losers and the lovers passing by.

Pull down the branches
To make myself a bed
If it should rain, then I'd be dry.
I've got my visions
So let them all ignore me,
The losers and the lovers passing by.

[Robin]
My mind, it was heavy.
My feelings, they were dim.
I began to doubt in me, and where all have they been?
There are no more caravans,
And I am here alone with aging ghosts.

But it was over,
Laid myself to rest
Underneath the warm September sky.
They're reminiscing
When all the Earth's revolving,
The losers and the lovers passing by.
Ah...ah...ah...



HARRY'S GATE

[Barry]
Ooh, it is snowing,
Outside it is snowing.
Somewhere on 5th Avenue I used to know a friend.
In my bed I'm lying.
Times I am defying.
There's no will, no remedy for all the years gone by.

[Robin]
Back in 1958:
We used to swing on Harry's gate.
The things we did we though were great in 1958.

[Barry]
Back in 1964:
We used to knock on Harry's door.
And do the things we did before in 1964.

[Robin]
I hear some music
Some old-fashioned music
It's played so often in my head, I don't know anymore.
In my bed I'm lying.
Age I am defying.
I close my eyes and in my dreams I see those days again.

[Barry]
Back in 1958:
We used to swing on Harry's gate.
The things we did we though were great in 1958.

[Robin]
Back in 1964:
We used to knock on Harry's door.
And do the things we did before in 1964.

[Barry & Robin]
Back in 1965:
The things we did were more alive.
We knew we'd live throughout the drive in 1965.
Oh...oh...oh...


KING AND COUNTRY

All the love of my mother, I offer to you
And I'll try so very hard, to get you through
If I lay down my life, for my king and country men
Would it change you for the better
It better be all right
To be always like children
Afraid of the night

If I gave up the cause, what would you give me
to make up for all the things that I would lose
If I lay down my life, for my king and country men
Would it change you for the better
It better be all right
To be always like children
Afraid of the night

Well you better get busy, get it over and done
I was here when you arrived, I'll be here when you're gone
If I lay down my life for my king and country men
Would it change you for the better
It better be all right
To be never like people
Afraid of the night

Doo doo doo ……..


JESUS IN HEAVEN

Ah...ah...ah...
Jesus in heaven can you help us?
We are dying,
Only trying to survive.

I will not pray for you I wasn't born to.
I'm only trying to survive.
Jesus in heaven can you help us?
We are dying,
Only trying to survive.

Ah...
Jesus in heaven can you help us?
We are dying,
Only trying to survive.

We can do it with your help, ah.
We can do it, by myself.

I will not pray for you
It is not my tradition.
My only mission:
To survive.
Lalalala...


CASTLES IN THE AIR

One o'clock in the morning, I was, in between the shadows, find myself
Walking on the shoreline, I was, where the water was shallow,
Looking up at the darkness, I saw, standing in the moonlight, something,
I could never work out, baby, never understand

(We're all living together and no one's goin' to win)
I've lived my life and now I want to live some more
Build myself a castle in the air
Locked myself inside and take away the door
I don't want to let them know I care

Playing snooker at midnight, played myself, fell into the sports life, all of them
Got into the Newsweek, in my prime, I became a question of the times
Don't know where I'm going, just the same, well I just go back to where I came
I could never work it out, baby, never understand.

(We're all living together and no one's goin' to win)
I've lived my life and now I want to live some more
Build myself a castle in the air
Locked myself inside and take away the door
I don't want to let them know I care

I've lived my life and now I want to live some more
Build myself a castle in the air
Locked myself inside and take away the door
I don't want to let them know I care



DEAR MR KISSINGER

[Robin]
In a world that's ever changing, why can't we?
What happened to that word: democracy?
Are we acting just like dreamers
That do nothing for a stunt?
Should they send someone like Nixon to the front?

[Barry]
Let us gather all together in the land
We'll surround the Vatican City, hand in hand.
Just for those who may not come back,
And those who never will.
Celebrate the young man living still,
Living still, living still.

If you wanna meet my friends, there ain't many.
If you wanna know my family, they're all gone.
If you wanna drink my wine, there ain't any.
All that I got is a simple word called love.

[Robin]
Dear Mr. Kissinger, you know
New York's run for Paris, you should go.
We're all sitting, waiting,
But nothing seems to rhyme.
Oh, what's going to happen to this tiny world of mine?

[Barry]
If you wanna meet my friends, there ain't many.
If you wanna know my family, they're all gone.
If you wanna drink my wine, there ain't any.
All that I got is a simple word called love.


HARRY'S GATE

[Barry]
Ooh, it is snowing,
Outside it is snowing.
Somewhere on 5th Avenue I used to know a friend.
In my bed I'm lying.
Times I am defying.
There's no will, no remedy for all the years gone by.

[Robin]
Back in 1958:
We used to swing on Harry's gate.
The things we did we though were great in 1958.

[Barry]
Back in 1964:
We used to knock on Harry's door.
And do the things we did before in 1964.

[Robin]
I hear some music
Some old-fashioned music
It's played so often in my head, I don't know anymore.
In my bed I'm lying.
Age I am defying.
I close my eyes and in my dreams I see those days again.

[Barry]
Back in 1958:
We used to swing on Harry's gate.
The things we did we though were great in 1958.

[Robin]
Back in 1964:
We used to knock on Harry's door.
And do the things we did before in 1964.

[Barry & Robin]
Back in 1965:
The things we did were more alive.
We knew we'd live throughout the drive in 1965.
Oh...oh...oh...



ROCKY L.A.

[Robin]
When I was a young boy back in 1958,
We used to meet around 42nd Street
And swing on Harry's gate.

[Barry]
But it's all gone
And the radio just plays along.

[Bee Gees]
Sha-na-na-na...

[Robin]
Now Harry was a poor boy
But he sure knew how to move.
And Harry was the wheel of this group
Made for a kick or two.

[Barry]
But it's all gone
And the radio just plays along.

[Bee Gees]
Sha-na-na-na...

[Barry]
But it's all gone
And the radio just plays along.

[Bee Gees]
Sha-na-na-na...

[Robin]
When I was a young boy back in 1958,
We used to meet around 42nd Street
And swing on Harry's gate.

[Barry]
But it's all gone
And the radio just plays along.

[Bee Gees]
Sha-na-na-na...
Ooh...ooh...ooh...


ELISA

All that I need is just a piece of paper,
say a few lines, make up my mind,
so she can read it later, when I'm gone,
Elisa, goodbye, Elisa,

All that I need is just a quiet corner,
Bring to the light, things I must write,
Got to get it over with, choose,
Elisa, goodbye, Elisa.

The song that I sing,
the times I've tried to hide it.
I'm sorry to say, I'm going away.
That's what I've decided on.
I've tried.
Elisa, goodbye, Elisa.

Goodbye Elisa.
Elisa goodbye.
Elisa goodbye.
Elisa, Elisa

All the love of my mother, I offer to you.
And I'll try so very hard, to get you through.
If lay down my life, for my king and country men.
Would it change you for the better?
It better be all right
To be always like children
Afraid of the night.

If I gave up the cause, what would you give me
to make up for all the things that I would lose?
If I lay down my life, for my king and country men,
would it change you for the better?
It better be all right
To be always like children
Afraid of the night.

Well you better get busy, get it over and done.
I was here when you arrived, I'll be here when you're gone.
If I give up my life for my king and country men.
Would it change you for the better?
It better be all right
To be never like people
Afraid of the night.

Do do do..



IT DOESN'T MATTER MUCH TO ME

Hello angel, do you know me? I'm you man.
Would that be hard for you to try and understand?
I've been waiting for this day for so so long.
Could loving you be so so wrong?

It doesn't matter much to me.
Baby, I been hurt before.
Don't you ask me why I'm here,
back and knocking at your door.

Do you remember?
Do you remember all the nights
and all the love we went through?
Well, you know maybe I thought you had some left over.
Could I mean that much to you?

It doesn't matter much to me.
Baby, I been hurt before.
Don't you ask me why I'm here,
back and knocking at your door.

Now open up your arms and take me.
Make me love you till I die.
You wouldn't have me when I was a young man.
But tonight I'm gonna try.

It doesn't matter much to me.
Baby, I been hurt before.
Don't you ask me why I'm here,
back and knocking at your door.



LIFE, AM I WASTING MY TIME?

[Barry]
Life, it is strange.
It gets good, it gets bad.
And my life, there's no change.
There's no time for turning back.
Why do I go from day to day?

[Robin]
Life, I've been wasting my time.
And they say that love's a crime,
Since I last saw you.

Well, maybe tomorrow
I'll wait up and see.
And all of my sorrows
Will all be well behind me.

[Barry]
Life, it is strange.
It gets good, it gets bad.
And my life, there's no change.
There's no time for turning back.
Why do I go from day to day?

My song it goes on, it goes on.
It goes on.
My song it goes on, it goes on.
It goes on.
My song it goes on, it goes on.
It goes on...


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