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          #01           SOMETIMES ITS PRETENDING

 

1)      WHEN WE COME TO A PLACE THAT SEEMS LIKE THE END,
         AND THERE’S NO OTHER CHOICE BUT FOR US TO PRETEND,
         THAT WE KNOW WHERE TO GO, AND WE KNOW WHAT TO DO,
         SOMETIMES IT’S PRETENDING THAT HELPS US GET THROUGH.

2)     THE LONELIEST, EMPTIEST SOULS ARE SET FREE,
         WHEN THEY OPEN THEIR HEARTS TO OTHERS THEY SEE,
         BUT BEFORE WE CAN OPEN OUR HEART TO A FRIEND,
         THAT THEY WON’T BETRAY US, WE HAVE TO PRETEND.

CHORUS:   HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CRIPPLED WITH FEAR,
                  SO  YOU CAN NOT THINK AND YOU CAN NOT MOVE?
                  JUST PRETEND TO BE BRAVE, AND FEIGN YOUR GOOD CHEER,
                  WITHOUT DOUBT YOUR MOOD WILL IMPROVE.

4)      PRETENDING IS DOING, EVEN IF WE PRETEND.
         AND DOING IS ALL THAT COUNTS IN THE END.
         IF WE LIVE EVERY DAY SIMPLY PRETENDING,
         THE CHANCES ARE GOOD FOR A REAL, HAPPY ENDING.

TAG:      THAT WE KNOW WHERE TO GO, AND WE KNOW WHAT TO DO,
              SOMETIMES IT’S PRETENDING THAT HELPS US GET THROUGH.

END:     SOMETIMES IT’S PRETENDING THAT HELPS US GET THROUGH.

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               #02 MORE THAN SORROW 

 

1)     SO MUCH SORROW EVERYWHERE,
        FOR PAIN AND WOES BEYOND BELIEF,
        FOR WORLDS AT WAR AND IN DESPAIR,
        FOR SUFFERING WITHOUT RELIEF.

CHORUS:          BUT PITY, SORROW, EVEN TEARS,
                          HAVE NE’ER ERASED THE WRETCHED PAST,
                          NOR SATISFIED THE HUNGRY YEARS,
                          NOR CONJURED UP A PEACE TO LAST. 

2)    WE MAY WEEP, BEWAIL, AND MOAN,
       WITH REAL COMPASSION DEEPLY  FELT,
       THE WEIGHT OF WOES NOT EVEN OUR OWN,
       AND OWN THEM ALL, AND BEAR THE GUILT.

CHORUS:

3)     MORE THAN SORROW, GUILT, OR CRYING, 
         ACTIONS STRONGER MUST BE TAKEN
         HEROIC DEEDS FOR LACK OF TRYING,
         LEAVE THE SUFFERING FORSAKEN.

CHORUS:

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                   #03          OUR WORLD


1)     A WORLD OF WORLDS SURROUNDS US,
        CONFUSES AND CONFOUNDS US,
        FOR WHO CAN TOLERATE THE AWFUL PAIN,
        SO MANY TRAPPED IN SUFFERING’S REFRAIN?

CHORUS:           BUT… YOU AND I ALONE CREATE,
                          A WORLD, OUR WORLD, IN BRIGHTNESS BATHED.
                          UNSEEN, UNTOUCHED, UNKNOWN, UNSCATHED.
                          NOTHING CAN CONTAMINATE…. OUR WORLD
  
2)     IN OUR WORLD THE MOMENTS FLOW,
        LIKE PURE AND SPARKLING STREAMS,
        WITH RESTFUL NIGHTS THAT MELT WITH DAY
        INTO A LIFE OF LIVING DREAMS.


3)     AND IN THIS SAFE, UNTAINTED PLACE,
        OF PERMANENTLY PAINTED GRINS,
        OUR TINY WORLD, JUST FACE-TO-FACE,
        IS WHERE THE LASTING PEACE BEGINS.

CHORUS:  (FOR)…

ENDING:   OUR WORLD… OUR WORLD

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                  # 04             PEOPLE LIKE YOU


1)   YOU WALK AS ONE WHO GLIDES. IN YOUR HAIR THE SUN ABIDES,
       YOUR EYES ARE GEMS IN CHANGING SHADES, EMERALDS, TOURMALINES, AND JADES.
       DEEP DIMPLES IN YOUR CHEEKS APPEAR ON SKIN THAT’S PINK AND SOFT AND CLEAR,
       FROM EVERY FACET OF YOUR FACE, SHINES FORTH YOUR PEACE, YOUR JOY, YOUR GRACE.

CHORUS:        PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE DWELLERS IN DISTANT CRYSTAL BEAMS,

                        PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE FANTASIES, WHO ONLY LIVE IN DREAMS,
                        OF THOSE WHO HOLD OUT HOPE FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY LOVE,
                        AND GIFTS BESTOWED ON COMMON MEN FROM SOMEWHERE UP ABOVE.

2)     I’VE SEEN YOU TURN THE WORLD TO GREEN  WITH A WAVING OF YOUR HAND,
        WITH A PAPERCUP OF SEEDS AND A STIRRING OF THE LAND,
        I’VE WATCHED IN AWE AS YOU DISPLAY YOUR SACRED, SECRET POWERS,
        THAT BRING FORTH SUMMERS BOUNTY BLESSED WITH VEGETABLES AND FLOWERS.

BRIDGE:      PEOPLE LIKE YOU MOVE THROUGH A HOUSE, NO TOIL, NO HASTLE,
                    AND ONCE YOU’RE DONE, OUR HUMBLE HOME IS SUDDENLY A CASTLE.
                    PEOPLE LIKE YOU WITH FABRIC AND THREAD  CREATE A QUILT TO WARM A BED,
                    OR WITH  BRUSH AND PAINT IMPART UPON A CANVAS, WORKS OF ART.


CHORUS:

3)     ITS PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO, LOVING, MAKE THE LOVE SONGS TRUE,
        WHO, LAUGHING, LIGHTEN HEAVY LOADS, WHOSE WISDOM STRAIGHTENS CROOKED ROADS.
        PEOPLE LIKE YOU ALONE, CHANGE THE WORLD FROM BAD TO GOOD.
       AND MAKE IT CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD THERE IS NO ONE LIKE YOU.

TAG:        PEOPLE LIKE YOU….. NO ONE LIKE YOU…

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           #05           AFTERGLOW


1)     THE FRANTIC TRIALS OF LIVING CEASE.
        IN AFTERMATHS OF QUIET PEACE,
        TWILIGHT CALMS THE ANXIOUS WOE,
        WHEN SUNSETS, STARS, AND MOONLIGHT GLOW.

2)     NATURE’S WILD, UNFETTERED WAYS,
        MANIFEST IN FIERCE DISPLAYS,
        AND THEN SHE TURNS HER FACE TO SHOW,
         IN AWSEOME PEACE, HER AFTERGLOW.

CHORUS:         AFTER PASSION’S FRENZIED FIRE,
                         CONTENTED WARM SUPPLANTS DESIRE,
                         SURPASSING ALL THE JOYS WE KNOW,
                         CRADLED IN THE AFTERGLOW.

3)     AFTERGLOW, AFTERGLOW, WE CALL THE DYING EMBERS,
        OF YEARS LIKE FIRES THAT FIRST SHOW BRIGHT,
        THEN COOL AGAIN TO DARK DECEMBERS,
        AND AFTERGLOWS OF YULETIDE LIGHT.

CHORUS:
 
4)     FRANTIC, LEAPING, LAPPING FLAME,
        REDUCED TO ORANGE CINDERS, 
        FORGOT ITSELF AND THEN BECAME, 
        AN AFTERGLOW OF WARM REMINDERS.

CHORUS:

ENDING: (LAST TWO LINES OF CHORUS)

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                 # 06                   NIGHT TRAVELER


1)     NIGHT TRAVELER, TRANSPORTED INTO DARKENED NEIGHBORHOODS,
        WHERE CREATURES OF THE NIGHT, THE LOWEST SORT,
        ROB FOR DRUGS, THIRST FOR BLOOD,  DESTROY FOR SPORT.
        NIGHT TRAVELER, ALONE AND ARMED WITH NOTHING…     BUT TO WAKE.

  
CHORUS:       HE ALL THE WHILE RESTS SAFE IN SHEETS AND BLANKETS SOFT AND CLEAN,
                       WHERE ONCE HE WRESTELED MENACES NO LONGER FEARED OR SEEN.
                       NO EVIDENCE OF WOE REMAINS BUT MOISTURE ON HIS LIDS,  A DRYING TEAR,
                       SWEAT ON TROUBLED BROW,  AWARE UNEASY WORLDS EXIST SO NEAR,
                       UNEASY WORLDS HE FREQUENTS NEVER FAR FROM HERE.

2)     NIGHT TRAVELER, TOSSED IN ANGRY,  RAGING SEAS, ON WOODEN BEAMS,
        IN TEMPESTS BENT ON GULPING DOWN ALL TINY SPECKS,
        THAT DARE TO MAR THEIR PURE UNBROKEN SHEEN.
        POISED BETWEEN WHAT DEATH ACCEPTS, AND DEATH REJECTS…
        NIGHT TRAVELER…  ONCE AGAIN ALONE AND LOST…..  IN DREAMS.


CHORUS:

3)     NIGHT TRAVELER, CAME UPON THE CORE OF ALL THAT ERE WAS TRUE,
        THE SPIRAL, ROARING, HEART OF SPACE, A PERFECT GLACIAL BLUE.
        HE FLEW THE  UNIVERSAL ETHER, SILENT,  FREE AND BRAVE,
        AND SPENT A MOST FULFILLING SLEEP, SOARING ON THE WAVE,
        THE NIGHT TRAVELER, AT PEACE AND DREADING NOTHIG BUT TO WAKE.
        NIGHT TRAVELER….. NIGHT TRAVELER… NIGHT TRAVELER….

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                #07  WHEN YOU FINALLY FIND LOVE


1)   SEARCHING THE WORLD OVER, SEARCHING YOUR OWN HEART,
      SIFTING THROUGH THE SANDS OF TIME, PULLING THOUGHTS APART.
      MAKING SENSE OF POET’S RHYME, OR MASTERS’ WORKS OF ART.
      WHEN LOVE IS WHAT YOU HOPE TO FIND, WHEREVER DO YOU START?

2)   A CHILD AT REST IN MOTHERS ARMS, PROTECTED AND SECURE,
      THE GENTLE KISS WHEN LIFE’S IN BLOOM, CARESSES TRUE AND PURE,

      A SOFT EMBRACE IN MOONLIT ROOMS, THE PLACES THAT ENSURE,
      THAT WHEN YOU LOOK FOR LOVE ,YOU LOOK, WHERE ACTS OF LOVE ENDURE. 
   
CHORUS:        WHEN YOU FINALLY FIND LOVE, YOU KNOW IT BY ITS PEACE,
                        THE BURDENS, ONCE SO WEIGHTY, DISAPPEAR IN SWEET RELEASE.
                        THE NEED FOR WISHING VANSHES, AND YEARNINGS IN YOU CEASE.
                        ALL THE EMPTY SPACES FILL, AND DAILY JOYS INCREASE.

3)     THE GENTILENESS OF MOTHER, HER TOUCH, HER FEEL, HER SOUND,
        THE FAITHFULNESS OF EARTH AND HER BOUNTY FROM THE GROUND,
        IN LOVE THAT’S GIVEN FREELY, IS LOVE THATS FINALLY FOUND.
        WHEN YOU FINALLY FIND LOVE, YOU FIND IT ALL AROUND.

BRIDGE:     AWAKEN FROM YOUR DAYDREAM, FROM THE LONGING AND THE QUEST.
                   SURRENDERING YOUR HEART, YOU FIND THAT LOVING DOES THE REST.


CHORUS:

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           #08 SPANISH GUITARS UNDER THE MOONLIGHT

1)      WHEN SPANISH GUITARS MOAN IN THE MOONLIGHT,
         AND BONGOS THROB THE RHYTHM OF HEARTS ON FIRE,
         FRAGRANT SUMMER BREEZES FROLIC WITH GARDINIAS.
         AND PERFUME NIGHTS WITH PASSION AND DESIRE.

2)      IGUANAS WATCH FROM HIDEOUTS,  AS THEY HANG AMONG BANANAS,
         THE ENDLESS OCEAN, UNDULATES CARESSES TO THE SAND,
        SUMMER WHISPERS WORDS OF LOVE UPON AN EARTH EXPLODING,
        WITH FLOWERS BURNING RED, WHILE FRUITS INTOXICATE THE LAND.

CHORUS:       LAS GUITARAS EN LA LUZ DE LA LUNA SON LA CANTA DEL AMOR.
                       Y CUANDO ELLOS CANTAN, SON LA VIDA ARDIENTE.
                       SON  PASSION CALIENTE, Y PASSION SIN SUFRIMIENTO,
                       SON LA VIDA LLENA Y FELIZ, Y LA VIDA SIN DOLOR.

 TRANSLATION OF SPANISH:      (Guitars in the moonlight are the song of love.
                                                        And when they sing, they are life lived well,
                                                        They are hot passion, passion without suffering.
                                                        They are life, full and happy, life without pain)

3)      SEÑIORITAS DANCING TO THE CLAPPING OF SEÑORS,
         WHILE THE RHYTHM OF THE MUSIC AND THE STOMPING OF THEIR FEET,
         IS THE PULSING SYNCOPATION OF THE LATIN STYLE OF MUSIC,
         AND EVEN THE CICADAS SEEM TO COMPREHEND THE BEAT.

CHORUS:

CHORUS:

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                   #09 WHEN STARS BURN OUT


  CHORUS:  WHEN STARS BURN OUT, STARWATCHERS LISTEN,
                     FOR YEARS AND AGES YET TO BE,
                    TO MUSIC WRITTEN, LIGHTS THAT GLISTEN,
                    TO THOUGHTS AND WORDS THAT SET THEM FREE.

1)     ALONE AND THOUGHTFUL ON THEIR BEDS, PROBING MYSTERIES OF THE MIND,
        FOR TRUTHS ABIDING IN THEIR HEADS, WITH HOPE FOR TREASURE THERE TO FIND.
        SCRIBBLED WORDS ON PAPER PIECES, BIRDS IN CAGES FREED TO FLY,
        MIGHTY THOUGHT AND WORD RELEASES, WEIGHTY HEARTS TO RISE ON HIGH.

 2     WITH MELODY AND RHYME ENDOWED, A SONG IS BORN AND PLAYED OUT LOUD,
        SO MANY  TIMES A SONG REPEATS, TIL LIKE A THROBBING HEART IT BEATS.
        WITH FORM, AND SHAPE, LIVES OF THEIR OWN, BOTH SONG AND SINGER WIDELY KNOWN,
        GO WILDLY BURNING, BRIGHT AND FAR, LIKE SOME EXTRAORDINARY STAR.

CHORUS:   
  
BRIDGE:     JOINED BY ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR, THEY RIDE THE CREST AND THEN EXPIRE,
                   BUT EVEN IN THEIR PARTING BREATH, THEY KNOW THAT MUSIC KNOWS NOT DEATH.
                   IT ECHOES IN THE MIND AND HEART, AND FROM THE LIPS DOES NOT DEPART,
                   RESOUNDING THROUGH THE ATMOSPHERE, IT TOUCHES MILLIONS FAR AND NEAR.

END:   SO MANY WHEN THEIR STARS BURN OUT,

            LIVE ON THROUGH….      ALL THE SONGS THEY WROTE.

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                       #10               FREEDOM


CHORUS:          FREEDOM, OH FREEDOM, SWEET TREASURED FREEDOM,
                          BORN OUT OF WISDOM AND SELF-CONTROL,
                          AND THE LONGING TO FIND THAT PARTICULAR WAY,
                          THAT FOR EACH OF US MAKES US WHOLE.

1)     WHEN SNARES CONFINE YOU, REMOVE THEM
        OR LIES DEFINE YOU, DISPROVE THEM.
        SHOULD CHAINS CONTAIN YOU, SHAKE THEM.
        AND IF BARS RESTRAIN YOU, BREAK THEM!

 

2)     FREEDOM IS MOVEMENT UNRESTRAINED… GROWTH UNSTUNTED,
        LEARNING UNHINDERED, AND RESOLVE UNYIELDING,
        THOUGHT UNPERSUADED, WORDS UNCENSORED,
        LOVE UNCONDITIONAL,  TRUTH UNALTERED.

CHORUS:

3)     SEEK FREEDOM FIRST, SEEK AND EMBRACE IT
        NO GREATER TREASURE CAN EVER REPLACE IT...
        UNDER NO RULE BUT RIGHT AND GOOD,
        IS THE SECRET OF FREEDOM  UNDERSTOOD.

BRIDGE:         FREEDOM, FREEDOM,  WHATEVER THE COST,
                       IS HEALTH TO THE BODY, AND PEACE TO THE SOUL.
                       COUNT NOTHING GAINED, AND EVERYTHING LOST,
                       IF LIFE WITHOUT FREEDOM FINDS US OLD.

CHORUS:

ENDING:         FREEDOM, OH FREEDOM… SWEET, TREASURED FREEDOM.

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                             #11               PRETEND


1)    PRETEND THE WORLD IS LOVELY WITH A SUN TO WARM THE DAY,
       TO GROW THE PLANTS THAT FEED US, AND  MELT THE SNOW AWAY.
       PRETEND THAT TRICKLING STREAMS OF CRYSTAL WATERS QUENCH OUR THIRST,
       AND RUN LIKE VEINS OF LIFE THROUGHOUT THE LUSCIOUS, FRUITFUL EARTH.

2)    PRETEND THAT DEEPEST FORESTS WITH THER CANOPIES OF GREEN,
       ARE HOME TO SPLENDID ANIMALS WHO WOULD RATHER NOT BE SEEN.
       PRETEND THAT ENDLESS PRAIRIES AND RICH AND FERTILE FIELDS,
       CAN GROW A WIDE VARIETY WITH BOUNDLESS, ENDLESS YIELDS.

3)    BUT THESE ARE THINGS WE KNOW WITHOUT THE LEAST BIT OF PRETENDING,
       THE BLESSINGS ALL AROUND US HAVE BEEN TRUE AND NEVER ENDING.
       WHAT ON EARTH INSPIRES US TO RENDER THIS OFFENCE,
       AGAINST OUR NEIGHBOR AND AGAINST THE EARTH WITH THIS PRETENSE?

CHORUS:         ITS NOT PRETEND TO SEE A WORLD OF HAPPINESS WITHOUT END.
                         A WORLD WHERE EVERYONE CAN BE A FRIEND,
                         A WORLD FOR REALIZING THINGS THAT MIGHT HAVE NEVER BEEN.
                         IF ONLY WE ACCEPT THE WAY IT IS WITHOUT PRETEND.

4)    PRETEND THERE IS NO WANTING WHEN WE SHARE WHAT WE MAY HAVE.
       PRETEND THAT WHAT DIVIDES US DISAPPEARS BEYOND THE GRAVE.
       PRETEND THAT ALL THE MISERY ON EARTH IS MERE PRETENSE,
       WHEN WE CONFUSE PRETENDING WITH GOOD OLD COMMON SENSE.

CHORUS:


ENDING:     IF ONLY WE ACCEPT THE WAY IT IS….      WITHOUT PRETEND.

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              #12             THE QUIET NIGHT

1)     THE MOONLIGHT CASTS ITS GLOW UPON THE DARKNESS,
        LIKE CALMING SNOW THAT MUFFLES BUSY STREETS,
        THE QUIET HOURS OF MIDNIGHT PREVAIL UPON THE CHAOS, 
        TO REST OUR EARS FROM NOISES, THE PEACEFUL NIGHT DEFEATS.

2)     YET, OUT THERE IN THE DISTANCE, INSIDE A HURTING BRAIN,
         DISTRESSES OF UNEASY DAYS, PERSISTENTLY REMAIN,
         WHERE TROUBLE LABORS FURTIVELY TO HAVE ITS MONSTRUOUS WAY,
         DESTROYING A TORMENTED SOUL WHO FEARS ANOTHER DAY… OOH, OOH

3)     A SINGLE SHOT CORRUPTS THE FRAGILE SILENCE,
        SO QUICKLY PAST, ONE HAS TO HOLD HIS BREATH,
        AND TEST HIS MIND TO COMPREHEND THAT VIOLENCE,
        COULD CONQUOR FEAR, RESTORING PEACE IN DEATH.

4)      THE  WIDESPREAD CALM THAT RULES THE NIGHT IS SHATTERED.
         FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T FORGET THAT AWFUL SOUND,
         NO OTHER CLUE, NO EVIDENCE OF ANYTHING THAT MATTERED,
         EXPLAINS HOW FEARS SO GREAT, CAN BY ONE ACT, ALL FEAR CONFOUND.

REPEAT #1

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           #13 WATCHING THE PETALS FALL


1)     THE LIVES OF NATURE’S LOVELY  FLOWERS,
        ARE MEASURED IN BUT DAYS AND HOURS.
        AND THEN THE SPLENDID BEAUTY FADES
        AND THE PETALS BEGIN TO FALL…

CHORUS:         WATCHING THE PETALS FALL, OH, WATCHING THE PETALS FALL,
                         WHEN THE SPLENDOR AND GLORY OF LIFE IS DONE,
                         AND THE BLOSSOMS HAVE BASKED IN THE LIGHT OF THE SUN,
                         ITS JUST THE WAY THINGS RUN, WATCHING THE PETALS FALL.
    
2)      THE LOVIEST FLOWERS ENTHRALL,
         BRING US JOY AND DELIGHT, YET WITHALL.
         A SORROW BY NO MEANS SMALL,
         IS WATCHING THE PETALS FALL.

3)      AND THE HARDEST THING OF ALL TO DO,
         IN A WORLD THAT BLESSES ONLY A FEW,
         IS WATCHING THE PETALS THAT GO UN-NOURISHED,
         AND FALL FROM A FLOWER THATS NEVER FLOURISHED.
         ITS JUST THE WAY THINGS RUN.
  
CHORUS:

ENDING:             WATCHING THE PETALS FALL 

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                              #14             A GOOD MAN

1)      WHY IS EVERYTHING A GAME FOR MEN - A CHALLENGE TO COMPETE?
         IS THERE SOMETHING DEEP INSIDE US ALL THAT MAKES US INCOMPLETE?
         THE WORLD OF MEN IS A WORLD OF TOYS THAT SHOULD BE LEFT BEHIND.
         GOOD MEN IN A WORLD OF BOYS ARE DIFFICULT TO FIND.

2)      I THINK ON THE IMPORTANT THINGS THAT EVERY MAN COULD DO,
         BRINGING JOY TO THOSE WHO LOVE HIM, CONFRONTING WHAT’S UNTRUE,
         DEFENDING THE DEFENSELESS, STANDING UP FOR WHAT IS BEST,
         LOYAL TO BUT ONE, PURE AND CHASTE TO ALL THE REST.

CHORUS:         I WANT TO BE A GOOD MAN, QUIET, HUMBLE, KIND AND JUST,
                        MASTER OF MYSELF, AND SOMEONE THOSE AROUND ME TRUST,
                        WHO LAYS ASIDE THE TOYS OF YOUTH AND LIVES A LIFE OF STRENGTH AND TRUTH,
                        I WANT TO BE A GOOD MAN. I KNOW I CAN! I WILL! I MUST!

3)     NOTHING CAN BE GAINED BY LIVING LIFE PURSUING FUN,
        MINDLESSLESSLY IGNORING HOW MUCH GOOD WE LEAVE UNDONE,
        OR BLINDLY CAUGHT IN RIVALRIES LONG AGO BEGUN,
        RETAINING OLD TRADITIONS FROM THE FATHER TO THE SON.

CHORUS:


BRIDGE:       A MAN CAN NOT BE MEASURED BY THE OUTCOME OF A GAME.
                     WHEN SOME WIN AND WHEN SOME LOSE, WE ALL REMAIN THE SAME.
                     A GOOD MAN FINDS A WAY OF UNIFYING HUMANKIND, 
                     SO THAT ALL OF US ARE WINNERS AND NOT ONE IS LEFT BEHIND.  

 
CHORUS:

 
CHORUS:


ENDING:         I WANT TO BE A GOOD MAN. I KNOW I CAN! I WILL! I MUST!

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                 #15          NOT JUST A FEELING

1)     ITS NOT JUST A FEELING… INSIDE OF ME… IS YOU…
        TWO INSIDE OF ME…THERE ARE TWO OF US, ITS TRUE.
        YOUR SPACE. YOUR PLACE,  JUST  OPENED UP AND GREW. .
        THAT I WOULD BE YOUR HOME…FROM THE VERY FIRST I KNEW.

CHORUS:        EVERMORE ONE, AND FOREVER COMPLETE.
                        ITS NOT JUST A FEELING. ITS MORE LIKE THE SEA.
                        THERE IS NO DENYING THE VAST OPEN WATERS,
                        AND THERE’S NO DENYING THE YOUNESS IN ME.

2)      AND WHAT’S MORE INTRIGUING AND ITS NOT JUST A FEELING,
          IN A PLACE THAT YOU SAVED, AND THIS TOO IS TRUE,
          A PLACE THAT WAS WAITING FROM THE DAY YOU WERE BORN,
          THERE IS NO DENYING THAT I LIVE IN YOU.

3)       ITS NOT JUST A FEELING, TOGETHER, A DWELLING,
          IN A HEAVENLY PLACE WITH NO REAL ADDRESS,
          IN A PLACE WHERE TWO HEARTS CAN BE ENDLESSLY SWELLING 
          THERE IS NO DENYING THAT WE LIVE IN US.


CHORUS:

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                 #16             LETS HAVE A JOLLY GOOD DAY 

 

1)       NOW THEN… INFLATION MAY BE RAMPANT, UNEMPLOYMENT OUT OF SIGHT,
          TAXES ARE OUTRAGEOUS AND FINANCES GETTING TIGHT,
          CRIME RATES MAKE US WONDER, CAN WE MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT?
          BUT LETS HAVE A JOLLY GOOD DAY… LY GOOD DAY    LET’S HAVE A JOLLY GOOD DAY.

2)      BRILLIANT! THERE IS SIMPLY NO EXCUSE TO LISTEN TO THE NEWS
         ESPECIALLY SINCE ALL THE NEWS IS BAD…. PITY!
         TODAY IS ALL WE’VE GOT, BUT IT WON‘T TURN OUT SO HOT,
         IF WE LET THE DAILY NEWS DESTROY THE DAY WE MIGHT HAVE HAD.

CHORUS:        OH YES LETS HAVE A JOLLY… JOLLY, JOLLY, JOLLY,
                        JOLLY, JOLLY, JOLLY GOOD DAY TODAY
                        LETS HAVE A JOLLY, JOLLY BLOODY GREAT DAY!
                        LETS HAVE A JOLLY GREAT DAY!

3)      IF THE TUMMY GENTLY SAGS, AND THE EYES ARE LINED WITH  BAGS,
          DOES IT ALL ADD UP TO STEAL YOUR JOY AWAY?
          ALL THE FRETTING AND THE TEARS ARE MOUNTING UP TO YEARS,
          SO LETS HAVE A JOLLY GOOD DAY - TODAY!..      LET’S HAVE A JOLLY GOOD DAY…..    BRILLIANT!

4)        THE GOVERNMENT’S CORRUPT, MOUNT SAINT HELENS MAY ERRUPT!
           BUT LET’S HAVE A JOLLY GOOD DAY!
          THE ENGINE LIGHT IS ON…. THE SAVINGS…. ARE…. ALL…. GONE,    
           BUT LET’S HAVE A JOLLY GOOD DAY.

 

CHORUS:

ENDING:         OH YEAH  LETS HAVE A JOLLY GREAT DAY! CHEERIO!

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