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MR NATURAL (1974)

Charade /  Throw a penny / Down the road / Voices / Give a hand, take a hand / Dogs / Mr. Natural / Lost in your love / I can't let you go / Heavy breathing / Had a lot of love last night.

 
CHARADE

Summer nights
we made our love in the sand.
And at the tide
we held our love hand in hand.

And we listened
to music the ocean was playing,
the words that our two hearts were saying,
that only two lovers can hear.

Let us ride on the wind,
while this moment is real.
You’re the light of my life.
You are welcome to my charade.

And this feeling,
knowing you blessed me forever.
And believe me,
I have been touched by your love.

And the pleasure
of knowing that evening
won't tear us apart.

We can follow the sun
till the day light is gone.
We can gaze up the sky
till the night is over.

Light of my life,
you are welcome to my charade.

And this feeling
of knowing you blessed me forever.

We can follow the sun
till the day light is gone
We can gaze at the sky
till the night is over.

Light of my life,
you are welcome to my charade.

And this feeling,
knowing you blessed me forever.

We can follow the sun
till the day light is gone.
We can gaze at the sky
till the night is over.

Light of my life,
you are welcome to my charade.


THROW A PENNY

Little child, I have found,
if I stood up and looked around,
I'd see your brand new place
staring right back at me.

I believe, I am sure,
that I'm taller than I was before.
Building a brand new bridge
into sincerity.

But it's the times like this
we must learn to grow.

Throw a penny for my children,
they are going down.
When the light shines down much brighter,
many souls are found.

And I can't believe what they're saying
in the overground.
Throw a penny for my children
going down.

Listen to the wise man as he breathes.
He's really loving me (loving me).
He must be loving me (loving me).

At night I turn my face into the wind
and I whisper secretly (secretly),
what means the most to me,
and bring him close (Ah).

Make it bad, make it good,
make it easy to be understood,
but I see a velvet day
breaking across the sky.

I believe, I am sure,
I am taller than I was before.
Building a brand new bridge
I know I'm gonna try.

But it's the times like this,
we must find out why.

Throw a penny for my children,
they are going down.
When the light shines down much brighter
many souls are found.

And I can't believe what they're saying
in the overground.
Throw a penny for my children
going down.

Throw a penny for my children,
for my children going down.
Throw a penny for my children,
for my children going down...


DOWN THE ROAD

I don't need anybody.
I don't need anyone.
Take it nice and easy, mama,
chicken on the run.

And I don't care.
I'd show my body anywhere.

Ain't no big city winner's gonna
pass my buck anywhere.
Ain't no four leaf clover's gonna
settle my luck and I don't care.

Go down to the courthouse
and I've been on display.
Don't you think that I don't know
it ain't been a perfect day?

But I don't care.
I'd sell my body anywhere.

In the name of creation,
I can't find an explanation anywhere.
Ain't no easy rider gonna
settle my luck and I don't care.

Eh. Down,
down the road, up the road.
Down,
down the road, up the road.

Been rejuvenated to the highest degree.
Ain't no words describing what this feeling's done to me.
And I don't care.
I'd show my feelings anywhere.

Ain't no heavy mister leather's gonna
paddle my butt anywhere (eh).
Ain't no four leaf clover's gonna
settle my luck and I don't care.

Down,
down the road, up the road.
Down,
down the road, up the road.

Down,
down the road, up the road.
Down,
down the road, up the road.


VOICES

Sweet voices calling wild,
echoing around this child
Sweet Faith, I'll be joining you,
but when my story's over.
Do do...

Small secrets in the wind,
blowing till the end begins.
Oh my children stand by me
till my story's over.
Do do...

If I were you and you were me,
those voices they would cease to be.
They won't be free to torment me again.

But in my bed again last night,
those voices spoke of wrong and right.
They spoke of darkness and of light.
They spoke of weakness and of might.

They spoke of people in the snow
and distant places long ago.
The spoke of fire and falling rain,
of health and wealth and death and pain.

Na, na...

Sweet voices calling wild,
echoing around this child.
Sweet Faith, I'll be joining you,
when my story's over.

If I were you and you were me,
those voices they would cease to be.
They won't be free to torment me again.

But in my bed again last night
those voices spoke of wrong and right.
They spoke of darkness and of light.
They spoke of weakness and of might.

They spoke of people in the snow
and distant places long ago.
They spoke of fire and falling rain,
of health and wealth and death and pain.

They spoke of people in the snow (la la la)
and distant places long ago.
They spoke of fire and falling rain,
of health and wealth and death and pain.

La la la... (la la la...)


GIVE A HAND, TAKE A HAND

I wish the world was run
by all the little children.
We could be happy once again.

We won't hurt
when we're like little children.
And we won't ever feel the pain.

Now when my fight
for life on earth is over
and I leave 'cause I can't stay,
all my love
belongs to you hereafter
and we'll all join hands another day.

Everybody's got to give a hand.
Everybody's got to take a hand.

Everybody's got to fall in love, yeah,
to make everybody understand
everybody's got to give, take a hand.

I love you, yes I do.
I told you a million times now.
Now, do you believe the words I say?

All my life
belongs to you hereafter
and we'll all join hands another day.

Everybody's got to give a hand.
Everybody's got to take a hand.

Everybody's got to fall in love, yeah,
to make everybody understand
everybody's got to give, take a hand.

Everybody's got to give a hand.
Everybody's got to take a hand.

Everybody's got to fall in love, yeah,
to make everybody understand
everybody's got to give, take a hand.


DOGS

I was hungry and I was cold,
had a father far too old,
couldn't make it to the place
he'd like to be.

In a tree-trunk in the park,
he was living in the dark,
keeping other dogs like him
for company.

In the evening I'd go down
to a nightclub in the town,
try to get some bread
to make another way.

And back to the park I'd go,
dig him out of the snow.
You know he's lived a thousand years
from day to day.

Well, the days get shorter and the nights get longer
and you never learn to know
that if you love one another, could you look at each other,
could it ever really show.

And at this moment in time you couldn't make up your mind,
now could you ever understand.

Are you following me
just like Moses to the sea?
Do you think I'll give you freedom in the end?

When I'm long dead and gone,
will your love for me go on?
Will I be the one you run to in the end?

And all my dogs need a friend.

It was a quarter to three
in the summer of 73,
when I heard somebody call
outside my door.
Said 'Are you friend or are you foe?'
He looked up and he said 'no,
but I'd like to come inside and know you more.'

Well the days get shorter and the nights get longer
and you never learn to know
if you love one another, could you look at each other,
could it ever really show.

And at this moment in time you couldn't make up your mind,
now could you ever understand.

Are you following me
just like Moses to the sea?
Do you think I'll give you freedom in the end?

When I'm long dead and gone
will your love for me go on?
Will I be the one you run to in the end?

And all my dogs need a friend
(need a friend, need a friend)


MR. NATURAL

Burning embers.
I still remember
all of those little things.
But I can't feel it so much
'cause I am so out of touch
with my heart
and it won't sing.

Rusty rainbows.
That's how the pain goes,
turning me inside out.
Well, I come home at night
and you are out of my sight.
Yes, I'm dying and there ain't no doubt.
Well, I'm dying and there's no way out.

Well, I try, try, try, try, try
Mr. Natural (come on baby).
When I walk in the rain,
you won't know that I'm crying.
A smile on my face and I'm trying...

I'm trying to understand
that a love that is lost
can never be found again.

And you can see me dance,
I look like a happy man.

Just when I think I'm getting it over,
an old friend I should see.
He said he knew you well,
and, baby, I could tell,
you know he knew you more than me.

I went home laughing
and inside I'm crying.
We had a special thing.

You know I love you so much,
but girl I'm so out of touch
with my heart
and it won't sing.
You know my heart just won't sing.

Well, I try, try, try, try, try.
Mr. Natural (come on baby)
When I walk in the rain
you won't know that I'm crying.
A smile on my face and I'm trying...

I'm trying to understand
that a love that is lost
can never be found again.

And you can see me dance,
I look like a happy man.

Still I try, try, try, try, try.
Mr. Natural (come on baby)  (come on baby)
Well, I try, try, try, try, try.
Mr. Natural (come on baby)  (come on baby)
Well, I try, try, try, try, try.
Mr. Natural (come on baby)...


LOST IN YOUR LOVE

I was lost in your love.
I was held by your heart.
And no secrets
stood between us anymore.

I'm like a child learning pain.
I was held by your chains.
And, my darling,
I was lost in your love.

There's been a difference of opinion
to the way I've been treating you
But you know that I've tried to apologize
for all the bad times I've put you through.

On the chance that I could make you mine,
there's not a thing I would not do.
And wrong or right I'll be with you
and lost in your love.

I was lost (I was lost) in your love (in your love).
I was held by your heart.
And no secrets
stood between us anymore.

I'm like a child (like a child) learning pain (learning pain).
I was held by your chains.
And, my darling,
I was lost in your love,

Now I will follow you
where the wild bird flies,
through the endless skies I will go.

So I can be so near you, girl
And all of this you gotta know.
That when I get you
here inside my arms,
I never ever ever will let you go.
And wrong or right
I'll be with you
and lost in your love.

I was lost  (I was lost) in your love (in your love).
I was held by your heart.
And no secrets
stood between us anymore.

I'm like a child (one child) learning pain.
I was held by your chains.
And, darling,
I was lost in your love.

Lost in your love.
Yeah.
And you make love feel so good.

I was lost in your love, baby.
And you make love feel so good...


I CAN'T LET YOU GO

Do you love me woman, truly do you?
Can you feel this feeling going through you?

Are you of the mind
that we could live together through this night?

Or tell me you're my virgin queen
and it may not be right.

But don't make me say.
I can't let you go.
And it's breaking me down,
just thinking of your face,
and it won't be around.

Just look at me now.
I feel a stranger inside,
stealing my pride.
I can't let you go.

And it's breaking me down
'cause you won't be around.

When all this world of ours
is falling apart,
I'll keep on hanging on
and fixing my heart.

'Cause everyone is just like me
they're praying in the sun.

And I may be that lucky man
surviving when they're gone.

But don't make me say,
I can't let you go.
And it's breaking me down,
just thinking of your face,
and it won't be around.

Just look at me now.
I feel a stranger inside,
stealing my pride.
I can't let you go.
And it's breaking me down
'cause you won't be around.

Just look at me now.
I feel a stranger inside,
stealing my pride.
I can't let you, can't let you go.

And it's breaking my down
'cause you won't be around.

Just look at me now.
I can't let you go.
Just look at me now.
I can't let you go.
Just look at me now.
I can't let you go.
Just look at me now...


HEAVY BREATHING

Well, this is my last connection,
I been slowing up the line.
Ain't no satisfaction in this troubled head of mine.

Gotta get back to the highway,
and gonna get back to where I know.
'cause sooner or later there's gonna be a showdown.
Gotta go man, gotta go.

Hey, I'm so, so tired, so, so tired.

And I don't know where I'm gonna start.
It's only heavy breathing in the dark.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Ain't nobody's sweetheart,
ain't nobody's fool.
And if the sun don't set on my house, babe,
I'd be the last man to blow my cool.

I feel my body shake.
Well, there's so much left to say.
Spend my life anticipating.
Gonna find a way.

Hey, I'm so, so tired, so, so tired.

And I don't know where I'm gonna start.
It's only heavy breathing in the dark,
in the dark, in the dark, in the dark.

So, so tired.
So, so tired.
And I don't know where I'm gonna start.
Only heavy breathing in the dark.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Well it’s only heavy breathing in the dark (in the dark).
Only heavy breathing, heaving breathing in the dark.

Well, I don't believe in everything you say just to save my soul.
You know there's got to be a way better than a big black hole.

Gotta take me from my suicide.
Now you know it's love I crave.
You know we got to live like this from the cradle to the grave.

Hey, you know, so so so so tired.
So so so so tired.
I'm so so so so tired.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...


HAD A LOT OF LOVE LAST NIGHT

Ah, I had a lot of love last night.
Ah...

Ah, I had a lot of love last night.
Ah...

I've given all my love away
and I've been left with none.
But can you say that I'm to blame
for loving anyone?

I used to think that I was always
older than my time.

We're all breaking promises,
who will cry this time?
We're all breaking promises,
who will cry this time?

Ah, I had a lot of love last night.
(had a lot, a lot of love)
Ah...

Ah, I had a lot of love last night.
(had a lot, a lot of love)
Ah...

I'm casting all my dreams hereto,
my fish have gone to sea.
And fate no longer has the faith
to walk ahead of me.

I always used to think that I
was better than my kind.

We're all breaking promises,
who will cry this time?
We're all breaking promises,
who will cry this time?

Ah, I had a lot of love last night.
(had a lot, a lot of love).
Ah, I had a lot of love last night.

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