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TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GIBB (1990)

CD 1: New York mining disaster 1941 / I can't see nobody / To love somebody / Holiday / Massachusetts / Barker of the UFO / World / Sir Geoffrey saved the world / And the sun will shine / Words / Sinking ships / Jumbo / The singer sang his song / I've gotta get a message to you / I started a joke / First of May / Melody fair / Tomorrow tomorrow / Sun in my morning / Saved by the bell / Don't forget to remember / If only I had my mind on something else / I. O. I. O. / Railroad / I'll kiss your memory

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NEW YORK MINING DISASTER 1941

In the event of something happening to me,
there is something I would like you all to see.
It's just a photograph of someone that I knew.

Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?
Do you know what it's like on the outside?
Don't go talking too loud, you'll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones.

I keep straining my ears to hear a sound.
Maybe someone is digging underground,
or have they given up and all gone home to bed,
thinking those who once existed must be dead?

Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?
Do you know what it's like on the outside?
Don't go talking too loud, you'll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones.

In the event of something happening to me,
there is something I would like you all to see.
It's just a photograph of someone that I knew.

Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?
Do you know what it's like on the outside?
Don't go talking too loud, you'll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones.


I CAN'T SEE NOBODY

I walk the lonely streets,
I watch the people passing by.
I used to smile and say hello.
Guess I was just a happy guy.

Then you happened, girl,
this feeling that posessses me.
I just can't move myself.
I guess it all just had to be.

I can't see nobody... no,
I can't see nobody.
Mine eyes can only look at you... you.

I used to have a brain,
I used to think of many things.
I watched the falling rain
and listened to the sweet birds sing.

Don't ask me why, little girl.
I love you and that's all I can say.
You're every, every breath I take.
You are my nights; my night and day.

I can't see nobody... no,
I can't see nobody.
Mine eyes can only look at you... you.

Every single word you hear
is coming from this heart of mine.
I never felt like this before
a love like yours so young and fine.

And now as I try to forget you
it doesn't work out any way.
I loved you such a long time ago
but in my eyes you'll always be.

Every single word you hea
is coming from this heart of mine.
I loved you such a long time ago
don't know why.
And I don't know why, baby.

I can't see nobody... no,
I can't see nobody.
Mine eyes can only look at you... you.


TO LOVE SOMEBODY

There's a light,
a certain kind of light
that never shone on me.
I want my life to be lived with you,
lived with you.

There's a way, everybody say,
to do each and every little thing.
But what does it bring
if I ain't got you, ain't got?

Baby, you don't know what it's like.
Baby, you don't know what it's like
to love somebody,
to love somebody,
to love somebody
the way I love you.

In my brain
I see your face again.
I know my frame of mind.
You ain't got to be so blind.
And I'm blind, so very blind.

I'm a man,
can't you see what I am?
I live and breathe for you.
But what good does it do
if I ain't got you, ain't got?

Baby, you don't know what it's like.
Baby, you don't know what it's like
to love somebody,
to love somebody,
to love somebody
the way I love you.


HOLIDAY

Ooh you're a holiday, such a holiday.
Ooh you're a holiday, such a holiday.

It's something I think's worthwhile,
if the puppet makes you smile,
if not then you're throwing stones,
throwing stones, throwing stones.

Ooh it's a funny game.
Don't believe that it's all the same.
Can't think what I've just said.
Put the soft pillow on my head.

Millions of eys can see,
yet why am I so blind?
When the someone else is me
it's unkind, it's unkind.

de de de ...

Yet millions of eyes can see,
yet why am I so blind?
When the someone else is me
it's unkind, it's unkind.

Ooh you're a holiday,
every day, such a holiday
Now it's my turn to say,
and I say you're a holiday.

It's something I think's worthwhile,
if the puppet makes you smile,
if now then you're throwing stones,
throwing stones, throwing stones.

de de de ...


MASSACHUSETTS

Feel I'm going back to Massachusetts.
Something's telling me I must go home.
And the lights all went out in Massachusetts
the day I left her standing on her own.

Tried to hitch a ride to San Francisco.
Gotta do the things I wanna do.
And the lights all went out in Massachusetts.
They brought me back to see my way with you.

Talk about the life in Massachusetts.
Speak about the people I have seen.
And the lights all went out in Massachusetts.
And Massachusetts is one place I have seen..
I will remember Massachusetts...


BARKER OF THE U.F.O.

Barker sing me a song,
instead of counting trees,
collecting aeroplane numbers now, Mr Barker.

Live it up, shine my shoes.
Fly me to the moon.
Never before have I seen the light, Mr Barker.

Then the moment of depression fell around, Mr Barker.
And the changes of expression to a frown, my friend Barker.
There must be something there,
shiner of the light, we demand we are here, Mr Barker.

Then the moment of depression fell around, Mr Barker.
And the changes of expression to a frown, my friend Barker.
There must be something there,
shiner of the light, we demand we are here, Mr Barker.

Barker sing me a song,
instead of counting trees,
collecting aeroplane numbers now, Mr Barker.

Live it up, shine my shoes.
Fly me to the moon.
Never before have I seen the light.

Barker sing me a song...


WORLD

Now
I've found
that the world is round
and of course it rains everyday.

Living tomorrow,
where in the world will I be tomorrow?
How far am I able to see?
Or am I needed here?

Now
I've found
that the world is round
and of course it rains everyday

If I remember
all of the things I have done,
I'd remember
all of the times I've gone wrong.
Why do they keep me here?

Now
I've found
that the world is round
and of course it rains everyday.

And now
I've found
that the world is round
and of course it rains everyday.

And now
I've found
that the world is round
and of course it rains everyday.

And now
I've found
that the world is round ...


SIR GEOFFREY SAVED THE WORLD

Ah.....
Every day's Saturday, feeling in steadily,
laughing at people with stars in their eyes.
Vicker Hays approaching town, preaching in the underground,
talking with the lambs who came out of the sky.

You know how Sir Geoffrey saved the world.
You know how Sir Geoffrey saved the world.

Dinner time, anytime, see a crown, should be mine.
Everyone's grabbing but no one will get.
Sunny day, should I care, taking in the garden air.
Everyone's happy though no one can see.

You know how Sir Geoffrey saved the world.
You know how Sir Geoffrey saved the world.

Ah...
You know how Sir Geoffrey saved the world.
You know how Sir Geoffrey saved the world.

Every day's Saturday, feeling in steadily,
laughing at people with stars in their eyes.
Vicker Hays approaching town, preaching in the underground,
talking with the lambs who came out of the sky.

You know how Sir Geoffrey saved the world.
You know how Sir Geoffrey saved the world.
You know how Sir Geoffrey saved the world.


AND THE SUN WILL SHINE

And the rain will fall,
it falls for you.
And the clouds will
break into tears,
you should be here
standing so near to me.

'Cept I know you
should be sad.
But give me time alone
to get it out of my mind.

Though I'm saying
I know it's only the weather.
'Cause every time it rains
you are gone.
And I'm blue.

Then I wake up,
then I wake up.

And the sun will shine
if just for you.
And the trees will talk to the skies
whispering lies,
heaven will pass to me, yeah.

Trains walk back
and the birds disappear.
Oh! Why am I still here
without you by my side?

So I cry your name
and love,
cause love to me is back and how near.

Then I wake up,
then I grow up.

And the rain will fall.
It falls for you.
And the clouds will break.
It should be near.

And the sun will shine
if just for you
And the love...


WORDS

Smile an everlasting smile,
a smile can bring you near to me.
Don't ever let me find you down,
cause that would bring a tear to me.

This world has lost its glory,
let's start a brand new story now, my love.
Right now, there'll be no other time
and I can show you how, my love.

Talk in everlasting words,
and dedicate them all to me.
And I will give you all my life,
I'm here if you should call to me.

You think that I don't even mean
a single word I say.
It's only words,
and words are all I have, to take your heart away.


SINKING SHIPS

Sinking ships,
watching them sail and the sun as sinks in the sea.
Crashing planes,
only the eyes of the doomed with a smile on their face.

So I say to myself Is it real?
So I look inside myself.
Can I feel?

Coloured cups,
windows that slide up and down with a squeak in the side.
Funny day,
banging the door to a close as it's hurting my knee.


JUMBO

Jumbo said to say goodnight,
see you in the morning.
Please don't lose your appetite,
he knows who is yawning.
Tomorrow you can climb a mountain,
sail a sailboat through a fountain.
Jumbo said to say goodnight, he's a friend of yours.

Play no games he'd say to me when the light is gone.
He is right he'd say to me, we know who is wrong.
So please don't make no hesitation.
There will be no recreation.
Jumbo said to say goodnight, he's a friend of yours.

Listen to the tune; and if it's loud, it's up to you.
It's only sounder than a sparrow, and it shoots a bow and arrow
through a song that's like a with a gun that's even louder.
And it's sad enough to hear you must a listen with your ear
in order to get to you.

Yes, yes, yes, it gets to you.
Yes, yes, yes, you.
Yes, yes, yes, you.
Yes, yes, yes, you.
Yes, yes, yes.
Yes, yes, yes.



THE SINGER SANG HIS SONG

He'd sing his song most every night
wishing she was there behind the light.
The people danced and sang along
on the cardboard stage he never sang it wrong.
And the piper played the tune.
And the drummer wore his spurs.
But the song that the singer sang was for her.

Now the singer's song is never heard.
And the visions he once saw are disappeared.
Now they never dance or sing along.
But on the cardboard stage he never sang it wrong.
And the piper played the tune.
And the drummer wore his spurs.
But the song that the singer sang was for her.


I'VE GOTTA GET A MESSAGE TO YOU

The preacher talked to me and he smiled.
Said, 'Come and walk with me, come and walk one more mile.
Now for once in your life you're alone,
but you ain't got a dime, there's no time for the phone.'

I've just gotta get a message to you,
hold on, hold on.
One more hour and my life will be through,
hold on, hold on.

I told him I'm in no hurry,
but if I broke her heart, then won't you tell her I'm sorry.
And for once in my life I'm alone,
and I've got to let her know
just in time before I go.

I've just gotta get a message to you,
hold on, hold on.
One more hour and my life will be through,
hold on, hold on.

Well I laughed but that didn't hurt,
and it's only her love that keeps me wearing this dirt.
Now I'm crying but deep down inside,
well I did it to him, now it's my turn to die.

I've just gotta get a message to you,
hold on, hold on.
One more hour and my life will be through,
hold on, hold on.

I've just gotta get a message to you,
hold on, hold on.
One more hour and my life will be through,
hold on, hold on.


I STARTED A JOKE

I started a joke,
which started the whole world crying,
but I didn't see
that the joke was on me, oh no.

I started to cry,
which started the whole world laughing.
Oh, if I'd only seen
that the joke was on me.

I looked at the skies,
running my hands
over my eyes,
and I fell out of bed,
hurting my head
from things that I'd said.

Til I finally died,
which started the whole world living.
Oh, if I'd only seen
that the joke was on me.

I looked at the skies,
running my hands
over my eyes,
and I fell out of bed,
hurting my head
from things that I'd said.

Til I finally died,
which started the whole world living.
Oh, if I'd only seen, oh yeah,
that the joke was one me, oh no,
that the joke was one me, oooooh.


FIRST OF MAY

When I was small
and Christmas trees were tall,
we used to love while others used to play.

Don't ask me why,
but time has passed us by,
someone else moved in from far away.

Now we are tall,
and Christmas trees are small,
and you don't ask the time of day.

But you and I,
our love will never die,
but guess we'll cry,
come first of May.

The apple tree
that grew for you and me,
I watched the apples falling one by one.

And I recall the moment of them all,
the day I kissed your cheek
and you were gone.

Now we are tall,
and Christmas trees are small,
and you don't ask the time of day.

But you and I,
our love will never die,
but guess we'll cry,
come first of May.

When I was small
and Christmas trees were tall,
do do do do, do do do do.

Don't ask me why,
but time has passed us by,
some one else moved in from far away.


MELODY FAIR

Who is the girl with the crying face
looking at millions of signs?
She knows that life is a running race,
her face shouldn't show any line.

Melody Fair, won't you comb your hair? Ah...
You can be beautiful too.
Melody Fair, remember you're only young once.
Melody Fair, remember you're only a girl.
Ah...

Who is the girl at the window pane
watching the rain falling down?
Melody, life isn't like the rain,
it's just like a merry-go-round.

Melody Fair, won't you comb your hair? Ah...
You can be beautiful too.
Melody Fair, remember you're only young once.
Melody Fair, remember you're only a girl.
Ah...

Who is the girl with the crying face
looking at millions of signs?
She knows that life is a running race,
her face shouldn't show any lines.

Melody Fair, won't you comb your hair? Ah...
You can be beautiful too, too, too, too, too.
Melody Fair, remember you're only young once.
Melody Fair, remember you're only a girl.
Ah....


TOMORROW TOMORROW

Oooo...every day you make me cry, gir.;
I cry too much.
And today you say goodbye, girl.
it's just too much.

Hey I swallowed each and every lie that you gave to me.
Where lies the man that I was, and the future that could never be?

Tomorrow
every one gonna know me better.
And tomorrow
every one gonna drink my wine.
And tomorrow
every one gonna read my letter,
and my story of love,
and a love that could never be mine.

Oooo...Ask you to be my wife, girl. You were playing...
Now I ask you where is my life, girl? You were saying...

Hey I swallowed each and every lie that you gave to me.
Where lies the man that I was, and the future that could never be?

Tomorrow
every one gonna know me better.
And tomorrow
every one gonna drink my wine.
And tomorrow
every one gonna read my letter,
and my story of love,
and a love that could never be mine.

And tomorrow...


SUN IN MY MORNING

When all my troubles just surround me
and all my problems seem to ground me,
there is a thing I'm thinking of:
Sun in my morning and my sky above.
Sun in my morning and my sky above.

I'm not like you, I'm not a rich man.
I work and do the best that I can.
There is a place I'm thinking of:
Sun in my morning and my sky above.
Sun in my morning and my sky above.

I've got my woman there to guide me.
In all my darkness, she will guide me.
She is the think I'm talking of.
She's my sun in the morning and my sky above.
Sun in my morning and my sky above.


SAVED BY THE BELL

I cried for you,
I cried for you,
I cried for two,
I lied for you.

Saved by the bell
on your own carousel.
Now who can tell
if you'll love that man as well.
Now I'll walk down our great lane.

I died for you,
I died for two,
I'll live for you,
I'll give to you.

Saved by the bell
on your own carousel.
Now who can tell
if you'll love that man as well.
Now I'll walk down our great lane.
Now I'll walk down our great lane.
Now I'll walk down our great lane.


DON'T FORGET TO REMEMBER

Oh my heart won't believe that you have left me.
I keep telling myself that it's true.
I can get over anything you want, my love,
but I can't get myself over you.

Don't forget to remember me
and the love that used to be.
I still remember you.
I love you.

In my heart lies a memory
to tell the stars above.
Don't forget to remember me,
my love.

On my wall lies a photograph of you, girl.
though I try to forget you somehow.
you're the mirror of my soul, so take me out of my hole.
Let me try to go on living right now.

Don't forget to remember me
and the love that used to be.
I still remember you.
I love you.

In my heart lies a memory
to tell the stars above.
Don't forget to remember me,
my love.


IF ONLY HAD MY MIND ON SOMETHING ELSE

Du....
I could be king of kings,
wear a crown and all the things
I'd want I'd never need.
I'd be an ace in an aeroplane
and every year I'd fly to Spain.
If I could get the nerve
to plant the seed.

Oh, tell me how to say goodbye.
I see her face in myself.
Why, tell me why I made her cry.
If only had my mind on something else.

Captain of the submarine
beneath the icebergs never seen.
A hero with a medal for everyday.
I find me fame, reach the top.
I keep on pushing, never stop.
If I could just forget her name.

Oh, tell me how to say goodbye.
I see her face in myself.
Why, tell me why I made her cry.
If only had my mind on something else.
If only had my mind on something else.
Du...


I. O. I. O.

I O I I I I I I O I O.
I O I I I I I I O I O.
I O I I I I I I O I O.
I O I I I I I I O I O.

You know I love getting up in the morning
when the sun first strikes the trees.
All the morning birds that sing above
still bring back memories
of a girl who stood beside me
when the rights I did were wrong,
but she went back down the river
just when I thought I could be strong,
when I thought I could be strong, so I sing...

I O I I I I I I O I O.
I O I I I I I I O I O.

She never told me why she left me
but the letter say goodbye.
Now my mornings are for wondering
and my nights to reason why
why a stranger comes to steal the love
of a girl I had to hold.
But she went back down the river
just when I thought I could be strong,
when I thought I could be strong, so I sing

I O I I I I I I O I O.
I sing, I O I I I I I I O I O.
I sing, I O I I I I I I O I O.
I O I I I I I I O I O.
I O I I I I I I O I O....


RAILROAD

I'm packing my bags and going home.
I been here too long.
So happy, I'll get there on my own.
Been here for reasons right or wrong.
So I'm packing my bag and I'm getting home.

So I'll walk by the railroad anytime, anytime.
Walk by the railroad anytime.
Tell my brother and my sister that everything's gone wrong.
But I'm walking by that railroad till I'm home.

There's been lies told in my story.
But ain't juiced none of that glory.
But still, I served my time.
And there's no use in crying
'cause I'm walking by that railroad till I'm home.

So I'll walk by the railroad anytime, anytime.
Walk by the railroad anytime.
Tell my woman that I missed her.
That I can't wait to kiss her
So I'm walking by that railroad till I'm home.

Yes I'll walk by the railroad anytime, anytime.
Walk by the railroad anytime.
Tell my woman that I missed her.
And I can't wait to kiss her
'cause I'm walking by that railroad till I'm home.
Yes I'm walking by that railroad till I'm home.


I'LL KISS YOUR MEMORY

Maybe it's been so long.
Our house looks kind of different.
But the empty rooms still mean the same to me.
And as I wander through the darkness.
I'll keep crying one last tear.
Now your lips are gone.
I'll kiss your memory.

I'll kiss your memory
as though you were here.
I'll hold your memories till you reappear.
And as I wander through the darkness
I'll keep crying one last tear.
Now your lips are gone,
I'll kiss your memory.

I'll kiss the thoughts of leaves that fell when summer was over.
And I'll cherish all the thoughts you gave to me.
And I will wander through the darkness.
I'll keep crying one last tear.
Now your lips are gone,
I'll kiss your memory.

I'll kiss your memory
as though you were here.
I'll hold your memories till you reappear.
And as I wander through the darkness
I'll keep crying one last tear.
Now your lips are gone,
I'll kiss your memory.

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