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MAIN COURSE (1975)

Nights on Broadway / Jive talkinĀ“/ Wind of change / Songbird / Fanny (be tender with my love) / All this making love / Country lanes / Come on over / Edge of the universe / Baby as you turn away

 
NIGHTS ON BROADWAY

Here we are,
in a room full of strangers,
standing in the dark,
when your eyes couldn't see me.

Well, I have to follow you,
though you didn't want me to,
but that won't stop my loving you,
I can't stay away.

Blaming it all on the nights on Broadway,
singing them love songs,
singing them straight to the heart songs.
Blaming it all on the nights on Broadway,
singing them sweet sounds
to that crazy, crazy town.

Now in my place there are so many others,
standing in the line,
how long will they stand between us?

Well, I have to follow you,
though you didn't want me to,
but that won't stop my loving you,
I can't stay away.

Blaming it all on the nights on Broadway,
singing them love songs,
singing them straight to the heart songs.
Blaming it all on the nights on Broadway,
singing them sweet sounds
to that crazy, crazy town.

I will wait,
even if it takes forever,
I will wait,
even if it takes a lifetime.
Somehow I feel inside,
you never ever left my side,
make it like it was before,
even if it takes a lifetime,
takes a life time.

Blaming it all on the nights on Broadway,
singing them love songs,
singing them straight to the heart songs.
Blaming it all on the nights on Broadway,
singing them sweet sounds
to that crazy, crazy town.

Blaming it all on the nights on Broadway,
singing them love songs,
singing them straight to the heart songs.
Blaming it all on the nights on Broadway,
singing them sweet sounds
to that crazy, crazy town.


JIVE TALKIN'

It's just your jive talkin' telling me lies, yeah,
jve talkin' you wear a disguise,
jive talkin' so misunderstood, yeah,
jive talkin' you're really no good.

Oh, my child, you'll never know
just what you mean to me.
Oh, my child, you got so much,
you gonna take away my energy.

With all your jive talkin' telling me lies, yeah,
good loving still gets in my eyes.
Nobody believes what you say,
it's just your jive talkin' that gets in the way.

Oh, my love, you're so good,
treating me so cruel.
There you go with your fancy lies,
leaving me looking like a dumb struck fool,

with all your
jive talkin' telling me lies, yeah,
jive talkin' you wear a disguise,
jive talkin' so misunderstood, yeah,
jive talkin' you just ain't no good.

You know that
love talkin' is all very fine, yeah,
jive talkin' just isn't a crime.
And if there's somebody you'll love till you die
then all that jive talkin' just gets in your eye.

Jive talkin' telling me lies, yeah,
good loving still gets in my eyes,
nobody believes what you say
it's just your jive talkin' that gets in the way.

Love talkin' is all very fine, yeah,
jive talkin', just isn't a crime.
And if there's somebody you'll love till you die
then all that jive talkin' just gets in your eye, yeah, yeah.

Oh jive talkin', jive talkin'...


WIND OF CHANGE

In the streets of New York City
every man can feel the cold,
and I don't want no pity,
but I want my story told.

And the lights shine down on me,
they shine on the little boy,
is this way to make him pay
being born in a world of joy?

But like me, he don't know where he'll go wrong,
he won't cry so many tears
till he finds out why he don't belong.

Like me, there's no room for us out there,
you can lose your hope and pride,
when it comes to broken dreams
you'll get your share.

Sometimes a man breaks down,
and the good things he is looking for
are crushed into the ground.

Get on up, look around,
can't you feel the wind of change?
Get on up, taste the air,
can't you see the wind of change?

Don't you understand what I'm saying?
We need a god down here,
a man to lead us children,
take us from the valley of fear.

Make the lights shine down on us,
show us the road to go,
help us survive, make us arrive,
teach us what we need to know.

Like me, he don't know where he'll go wrong,
he won't cry so many tears
till he finds out why he don't belong.

Like me, there's no room for us out there,
you can lose your hope and pride,
when it comes to broken dreams
you'll get your share.

Sometimes a man breaks down, down, down down, down,
and the good things he is searching for
are crushed into the ground.

Get on up, look around,
can't you feel the wind of change?
Get on up, taste the air,
can't you see the wind of change?
Get on up, look around,
can't you feel the wind of change?
Get on up, taste the air,
can't you see the wind of change?
Get on up, look around,
can't you feel the wind of change?
Get on up, taste the air,
can't you see the wind of change?


SONGBIRD

Go on with your song, bird,
you can't go wrong, bird,
you will go on and on, bird,
like you did before.

Though your wings are broken
the sky is so wide open,
and the wind is waiting for you
like an open door.

Though you go so far away,
your voice will still be heard so well,
you'll never really ever know
how beautiful you are.

When the moon is on the rise
I'll try to make my songbird fly,
I wonder if he ever will
and, if he really did, how far.

Go on with your song, bird,
you can't go wrong, bird,
you will go on and on, bird,
like you did before.

Though your wings are broken
the sky is so wide open,
and the wind is waiting for you
like an open door.

Though you go so far away,
your voice will still be heard so well,
you'll never really ever know
how beautiful you are.

When the moon is on the rise
I'll try to make my songbird fly,
I wonder if he ever will
and, if he really did, how far.

Go on with your song, bird,
you can't go wrong, bird,
you will go on and on, bird,
through the open door.

Go on with your song, bird,
you can't go wrong, my bird,
you will go on and on, bird,
like you did before,
like you did before.


FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE)

Ah, first I rise, then I fall,
seems like you don't want the love of this man at all.

And it's sure been a lonely time,
right up to the time I met you,
so if you take a love like mine,

ooh, be tender with my love,
you know how easy it is to hurt me.
Fanny, be tender with my love,
'cause it's all that I've got
and my love won't desert me.

So you say to yourself, boy,
you're out of your brain.
Do you think I'm gonna stand here
all night in the rain?

And it's the start of a love affair,
the moment when I first met you,
and if you want I'll take you there.

Ooh, be tender with my love,
you know how easy it is to break me.
Fanny, be tender with my love,
'cause it's all that I've got
and my love won't forsake me.

Ooh, with my love,
our love will seal it together.
Oh, with our love,
you made a promise
you'll always love me forever.

Be tender (be tender) with my love (with my love),
you know how easy it is to break me.
Fanny (be tender), be tender (tender) with my love (with my love),
'cause it's all that I've got
And my love won't forsake me.

Be tender (tender) with my love (with my love),
you know how easy it is to hurt me.
Fanny, be tender (tender) with my love (with my love)
'cause it's all that I've got
and my love won't forsake me.

Ooh....Ah, ah, ah...
Be tender (tender) with my love (with my love),
you know how easy it is to hurt me.
Fanny, be tender (tender) with my love (with my love)
'cause it's all that I've got
and my love won't forsake me.

Be tender (tender) with my love (with my love),
you know how easy it is to break me.
Ooh, Fanny, be tender with my love
'cause it's all that I've got
and my love won't forsake me.

Be tender (tender) with my love (oh with my love),
you know how easy it is to hurt me.
Fanny, be tender...


ALL THIS MAKING LOVE

About an hour or more, when I go upstairs,
you can read between the lines,
I can make it to the top, but then I gotta stop,
but I'm all right,

I'm really fine,
it's just the wine
and all this making love.

In a day or so, it'll really show
gonna wear me to the ground.
It's just the way it goes,
she keeps me on my toes,
but I'm all right,

and should I mind?
It's just the wine
and all this making love.

And I can't keep still,
gonna make a will,
'cause I'm losing all my hair,
I try to make it seem it isn't just a dream,
and I'm all right,

I'm almost there,
it isn't fair to wake up
all this making love.

I get pleasure and pain,
it's a gravy train,
it's a wonderland, it's a ride,
and the rumor is I'm told,
she's really got a hold,
and I'm all right,

I'm really fine,
it's just the wine
and all this making love.

She's making me strong by the tip of my tongue ,
like a tiger in a cage,
she got me up a wall,
I'm slowing to a crawl,
but I'm all right,

I'm really fine,
it's just the wine
and all this making love.

Too much, too much, too much, too much...


COUNTRY LANES

So warm is my morning sun,
red is my rainbow,
soft is the cool summer breeze,
when I saw your face,
I saw the light in your eyes,
so dark and demanding,
like a light in the storm.

Whenever I cry, my friend,
you're always away and so I pretend
If I could live the dreams that I see,
long live my love.

Walking in country (country) lanes (country lanes),
I'll never belong to someone again,
living my whole life through,
long live my love for you.

My life has meaning now,
I am a window,
and all things seem clear to me now,
like a light in the storm.

Whenever I cry, my friend,
you're always away and so I pretend,
if I could live the dreams that I see,
long live my love.

Walking in country (country) lanes (country lanes),
I'll never belong to someone again,
living my whole life through,
long live my love.

Walking in country (country) lanes (country lanes),
I'll never belong to someone again,
living my whole life through,
long live my love for you.


COME ON OVER

If my life gets like a jigsaw
with the pieces out of place,
come on over,
put a smile back on my face.

And if all my bad days came at once,
you would know just what to do,
come on over,
baby, you would see me through.

And if you think I need you,
come on over,
bring your love around,
you can dry away my tears.

And if you think I need you,
come on over,
lay your body down,
you know I will be here,
so bring your love around.

When I cannot see in front of me
and I am on my darkest day,
come on over,
you can take it all away.

And if you think I need you,
come on over,
bring your love around,
you can dry away my tears.

And if you think I need you,
come on over,
lay your body down,
you know I will be here,
so bring your love around.
Come on over.


EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE

Just my dog and I at the edge of the universe.
Well, I didn't wanna bring her and I know it'll make her worse.
Now I look out on forever
and it must be nice down there,
and they call me Shenendora in the air.

Well, I'm ten feet tall, but I'm only three feet wide,
and I live inside an ocean that flows on the other side.
If I came back down tomorrow,
would it all be far too soon?
And it looks like it's gonna be a lovely afternoon.

I thought that I was going home,
and all the way I kept on praying.
I couldn't stop to turn around,
well, here I am and here I'm staying.

It's been my longest journey and I've come through the black of night.
I was tired and hungry when I saw your distant light.
Well, I know this may sound crazy,
but I'm sure I got here first.
I'm just me, Shenendora, at the edge of the universe.

I thought that I was going home,
and all the way I kept on praying.
I couldn't stop to turn around,
well, here I am and here I'm staying.

Just my dog and I at the edge of the universe.
Well, I didn't wanna bring her and I know it'll make her worse.
Now I look out on forever
and it must be nice down there,
and they call me Shenendora in the air.
At the edge of the universe...


BABY AS YOU TURN AWAY

Here am I, one sad and lonely guy,
one shadow of the man I used to be.
Now it's past, the love I thought would last,
you thought I had you chained and now you're free.

I know it's wrong but I'm still holding on,
still praying you will soon come back to me.
But then you go, you let your feelings show,
you said I gave you pain, and now I see.

But, baby, as you turn away
I will always think of what we had together.
Baby, this is just your way of breaking my heart.
And it's easier to say goodbye,
making me fall, making me try,
try to make you stay
as you turn away.

Now you're gone, this road I walk upon
is just another place where I can hide.
I'm still your man, there's proof of who I am,
except without your love I'm dead inside.

But, baby, as you turn away
I will always think of what we had together.
Baby, this is just your way of breaking my heart.
And it's easier to say goodbye,
making me fall, watching me try,
try to make you stay
as you turn away.

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