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RARE PRECIOUS BEAUTIFUL (1968)

Where are you / Spicks and Specks / Playdown / Big chance / Glass house / How many birds / Second hand people / Monday's rain / I don't know why I bother with myself / Jingle jangle / Tint of blue / Born a man.


WHERE ARE YOU

Where are you (where are you)
Night is day and day is night
Where are you (where are you)
I need you, girl, you're not in sight.

Our love would grow,
but you leave and I know
that you don't love me (where are you)
I need you, girl,
you're not in sight.

I told you (I told you)
I was never coming back.
You told me (you told me)
You would give my love the sack.

Now as I fly,
you won't tell me goodbye
'cause you don't love me (where are you).
Now you give my love the sack.

Now as my heart
lies in pieces of eight,
you were a part of my love but too late.

I love you (I love you)
this I think that you should know.
I'll be blue (I'll be blue)
I’m blue still 'cause I must go.

I'd like to stay
but I know you won't play
and see things my way (where are you).

Blue still 'cause I must go.
Blue still 'cause I must go.
I must go (where are you).


SPICKS AND SPECKS

Where is the sun that shone on my head,
the sun in my life it is dead, it is dead.
Where is the light that would play in my streets,
and where are the friends I could meet, I could meet.
Where are the girls I left all behind,
the spicks and the specks of the girls on my mind.

Where is the sun hat shone on my head,
the sun in my life it is dead, it is dead.
Where are the girls I left all behind,
the spicks and the specks of the girls on my mind.
Where are the girls I left all behind,
the spicks and the specks of the girls on my mind.

Where is the girl I loved all along,
the girl that I loved, she's gone, she's gone.
All of my life I call yesterday,
the spicks and the specks of my life've gone away.
All of my life I call yesterday,
the spicks and the specks of my life've gone away.

Everybody
Spicks and specks,
spicks and specks,
spicks and specks,
spicks and specks.


PLAYDOWN

I'm not a ghost, I am a man.
I only do the best I can ,
believing I will find a way,
it's just a price that you must pay.

For my friends, they put me down,
so I go from town to town.
They all say that I'm a clown.
They play high and I play down.
They play high and I play.

I play the game, I see the light,
I walk in day, you walk in night.
Believe me, boy, it ain't no good
in doing what you never should.

All my friends, they put me down,
so I go from town to town.
They all say that I'm a clown.
They play high and I play down.
They play high and I play.

All my friends, they put me down,
so I go from town to town.
They all say that I'm a clown.
They play high and I play down.
They play high and I play.


BIG CHANCE

People in their pride believe
it's easier for them to leave
their problems in the arms of others,
running to their mothers.

Lasting love is such a funny thing,
when you're in love you're on the wings.
You're not in love, it's good for you
'cause you can do the things you like to do.

It's your big chance,
so take it, baby.
It's your big chance,
you'll make it, baby.
Ah.

When you're high and mighty
you'll remember how I loved you,
you'll be thinking how you hurt me
when I needed you beside me.

In the night is such a lonely time,
I dream of you and that's a sign,
it means that I am still a fool
and I am still so much in love with you.

It's your big chance,
so take it, baby.
It's your big chance,
don't fake it, baby.

A big chance.
A hot chance.


GLASS HOUSE

Glass house,
that once was mine,
the sun will shine
in on me.

You,
change your mind,
you weren't the kind
to live on me.

I remember yesterday,
turn my tears to laugher.
Then you left and like a stray,
I came running after.

I remember you at night,
palm trees softly swaying.
I remember all the words
you were softly saying.

Glass house
upon the hill,
so big and still, the shady lane-
It's ours,
my love, until the day
we say auf wiedersehen.


HOW MANY BIRDS

I'll be so lonely without you, baby,
don’t know what I’m gonna do.
I’m going crazy without you, baby,
look at what I’m going through, ah.

How many times must I tell you I love you,
tell you I love you,
times before.

You don’t believe that I’m worth all your kisses,
I’m worth more than this,
but you ignore.

How many birds will I see high and flying?
How many birds will it take till I get you?
I will be crying, yeah.

Maybe tomorrow you’ll come walking my way,
come talking my way,
you’ll find out.
My love for you will be stronger than truer,
I’ll look at you and
there’s no doubt.

How many birds will I see high and flying?
How many birds will it take till I get you?
I will be crying, yeah.

I'll be so lonely without you, baby,
don’t know what I’m gonna do.
I’m going crazy without you, baby,
look at what I’m going through.
Baby, baby, baby.


SECOND HAND PEOPLE

See the cracks upon the wall.
We do not know the meaning of it all.
Ain't no fire to warm my feet.
Ain't got a nickel for a bit to eat.

We're not working,
we're not slaving.
Ain't worth a brain,
'cause we're not worth saving.

Second hand people,
tall as a steeple,
aofter than treacle,
in a pond are we
second hand people.

Ain't no mirror to comb my face.
Just keep on going from place to place.
Ain't got no lights above my head.
Don't even bother to leave my bed.

We're not living,
we're existing.
We're not moving,
just resisting.

Second hand people,
tall as a steeple,
softer than treacle,
in a pond are we
second hand people,
tall as a steeple,
softer than treacle....


MONDAY'S RAIN

I can see the sun shining down on me.
Is it you my love that I can see?
Don't let me down.
Don't let me down.
Don't let me walk to Monday's rain (Monday's rain),
to Monday's rain (Monday's rain).

In this my life, I walk in light.
You are my love so, baby, I'm all right.
Don't let me down, baby.
Don't let me down.
Oh baby, please don't let me walk
in Monday's rain (Monday's rain),
in Monday's rain (Monday's rain).

Every man alive has got to have someone,
So what will I do when baby you are gone?
Don't let me down.
Don't walk on me.
My Sunday sunshine
hide Monday's rain (Monday's rain),
hide Monday's rain (Monday's rain),
Monday's rain (Monday's rain)...


I DON'T KNOW WHY I BOTHER WITH MYSELF

I'm a fool, I've taken no advice,
and I'm so cruel, I'm talking to you nice,
but then again you may not take me back,
oh, just to put my handbag on your rack.

Guess I don't know why I bother with myself.
You will find a part of me in someone else.
I never argued with the fact that she is mine.
I only hurt her and kissed her three times out of nine.

You have the edge to talk to men and make them feel at home.
You spent that every lasting cent on someone that's not your own.

Bear with me there's bound to be a chance
to heal the wound and start back our romance.
I gained a heart and part of it is yours.
Oh, just to see my love walk through these doors.

Oh, and my life's bound out ahead, I cannot look,
and if you read me, then I am just a book.
You don't care if rain falls in my room.
You won't be there if trouble fills my spoon.
I'm just a clown that plays around with misery in my way,
forgetting all the rules of love...


JINGLE JANGLE

Jingle jangle,
my love wears silvery bangles.
She likes to wander
and that's why I'm under
the spell of her jingle jangle.

We used to cry
on each other’s shoulder.
Now that I'm older,
she wanders ahead.

Now that she's found love,
I still hear the sound of
silvery bangles,
remain in my head.

Jingle jangles,
my love wears silvery bangles.
She used to wander
and that's why I'm under
the spell of her jingle jangle.


TINT OF BLUE

A tint of blue,
deep down inside my heart each time I see you,
It would take a lot to ease my pain
from all these chains.

A tint of red,
each time I see you with another,
just because I was your lover, jealous I,
I get so angry I could cry.

A tint of blue,
why do you make me feel so sad?
Why do you leave me feeling bad the way I do?
A tint of blue.

A tint of red,
each time I see you with another,
just because I was your lover, jealous I,
I get so angry I could cry.

BORN A MAN

When I was just a little boy,
when I didn't know,
my daddy put me on his knee
and showed me the way to go.
He said: a woman will do her best
to make a fool out of you,
so be a man and stand the chest
and see what you can do.

I'm glad I am born a man,
I'm glad I am born a man.

If you got what it takes, my boy,
you can always choose.
Work it out before it's too late, my boy,
make sure you never lose.

I'm glad I am born a man,
I'm glad I am born a man.

Born a man, I'm
born a man I'm
born a man, I'm
born a man I'm
born a man, I'm
born a man I'm
born a man, I'm
born a man I'm
born a man, I'm
born a man I'm
born a man, I'm
You don’t believe what I say, eh.

Every woman wants her man
to live and learn on her lap.
Where do I go, baby, if you go,
arrangement, man and wife.

I'm glad I am born a man,
I'm glad I am born a man.

Born a man,...

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