Chordproc: Randy Newman : Bad Love

Randy Newman : Bad Love


  1. My Country
  2. Shame
  3. I'm Dead (But I Don't Know It)
  4. Every Time It Rains
  5. The Great Nations Of Europe
  6. The One You Love
  7. The World Isn't Fair
  8. Big Hat, No Cattle
  9. Better Off Dead
  10. I Miss You
  11. Going Home
  12. I Want Everyone To Like Me

My Country

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Let's go back to yesterday, when a phone call cost a dime.
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in New Orleans, just a nickel.
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Turn back the hands of time.
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Turn back the hands of time.
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Picture a room with a window, a sofa and some chairs,
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a television turned on for the night.
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Picture a woman, two children seated, a man lying there,
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their faces softly glowing in the light.
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This is my country, these are my people.
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This is the world I understand.
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This is my country, these are my people.
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And I know 'em like the back of my own hand.
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If we had something to say we'd bounce it off the screen
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we were watching and we couldn't look away.
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We all know what we look like, you know what I mean?
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We wouldn't have had it any other way.
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We got comedy, tragedy. Ev'rything from A to B,
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watching other people living, seeing other people play.
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Having other people's voices fill our minds.
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Thank you, Jesus.
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Feelings might go unexpressed.
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I think that's probably for the best.
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Dig too deep, who knows what you will find.
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This is my country, those were my people.
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Theirs was the world I understand.
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Picture a room, no window, a door that leads outside,
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a man lying on a blanket on the floor.
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Picture his three grown boys behind him, bouncing words off a screen,
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of a television big as all outdoors.
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Now your children are your children, even when they're grown.
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When they speak to you, you got to listen to what they have to say.
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But they all live alone now, they have TVs of their own
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but they keep on coming over anyway.
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And much as I love them, I'm always kind of glad when they go away.
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This is my country, these are my people.
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This is the world I understand.
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This is my country, these are my people.
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And I know 'em like the back of my own hand.
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I know 'em like the back of my own hand.



Shame

Pretty little baby How come you never come around? Pretty little baby How come you never come around? I sent you all them pretty flowers Now you're nowhere to be found I call you up at midnight sometimes I must admit And when I find you're not at home My head heats up like a furnace My heart grows colder than a stone So what's the good of all this money I got If every night I'm left here all alone? It's a gun that I need Shame Shame Shame Shame Shame I ain't ashamed of nothing Shame Shame Shame Shame Shame I don't know what you're talking about All right let's talk a little business You know what I'm saying A man of my experience of life Don't expect a beautiful young woman like yourself To come on over here every day And have some old dude banging on her like a gypsy on a tambourine That's not what we're talking about That's not what we're talking about That's not what we're talking about But I will say this I've been all over the world I've seen some wonderful things I haven't been well lately I have no one to share my plans, my dreams My hopes and my schemes, my... Shame Shame Shame Shame Shame You could be right I've sunk pretty low this time Shame Shame Shame Shame Shame These are truly desperate times Saw your little sandals baby Out behind the wishing well Down here in the cool depths of the Quarter Where the rich folk dwell And I pictured you in diamonds, satins and pearls Come on back to daddy Daddy miss his little baby girl Now, my father, he was an angry man You cross him he made you pay I myself,am no longer an angry man Don't make me beg you Don't make me beg Do you know what if feels like To wake up in the morning Have every joint in your body aching, God damn it? Do you know what it feels like To have to get up in the middle of the night and sit down to take a piss? You do know? So you say I have my doubts, Missy Do you know what it feels like To have to beg a little bum like you for love? God damn it you little bitch, I'd kill you if I didn't love you so much Shame Shame Shame Shame Shame Shut up Forgive me My unfocused words I was flying blind I lost my mind (Shame Shame Shame) If you could find it in your heart, if you got one To forgive me I'd be ever so grateful (Shame Shame Shame) Will you stop that please (Shame Shame Shame) Will you stop that please I'm trying to talk to someone (Shame) Thank you You know, I have a Lexus now I don't get out much You know what I'm saying Come on home



I'm Dead (But I Don't Know It)

I have nothing left to say But I'm gonna say it anyway Thirty years upon a stage And I hear the people say Why won't he go away? I pass the houses of the dead They're calling me to join their group But I stagger on instead Dear God, sweet God Protect me from the truth, hey I'm dead but I don't know it (He's dead, he's dead) I'm dead but I don't know (He's dead, he's dead) I'm dead but I don't know it (He's dead, he's dead) Please don't tell me so Let me, let me, let me go I have a family to support But surely, that is no excuse I've nothing further to report Time you spend with me Is time you lose I always thought that I would know When it was time to quit That when I lost a step or two or three or four or five I'd notice it Now that I've arrived here safely I find my talent has gone Why do I go on and on and on and on and on and on And on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on And on and on and on and on? (He's dead, he's dead, he's dead) I don't know it (He's dead, he's dead, he's dead) I didn't know (He's dead, he's dead, he's dead) I didn't know it Who would be so cruel to tell me so? (You're dead!) Oh! When will I end this bitter game? When will I end this cruel charade? Everything I write all sounds the same Each record that I'm making Is like a record that I've made Just not as good I'm dead but I don't know it (He's dead, he's dead) I'm dead but I don't know (He's dead, he's dead) I'm dead but I don't know it (He's dead, he's dead) Please don't tell me so Please don't tell me so (You're dead!)



Every Time It Rains

Capo III
Intro
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Verse 1
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Every time it rains, I sit at home and wonder why.
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Ever since you said goodbye, I feel so all alone.
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Every time it rains, and summer showers soak the ground.
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I watch the rain come pouring down, and I call out your name.
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Every time it rains, I hang my head and want to die.
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And I don't seem to care that I'm, just not making it on my own.
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Every time it rains.
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Sometimes, late at night, I close my eyes,
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And pretend that you're here, with me.
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But every time it rains, I realise;
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Just how lonely my life, is going to be.
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Every time it rains, every time I hear the raindrops fall.
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I may say I don't mind at all, but I do.
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Every time it rains, every time I try to tell myself,
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That in time I'll find somebody else, but it won't be you.
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Every time it rains.
Outro
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Every time it rains.



The Great Nations Of Europe

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The Great Nations of Europe, had gathered on the shore;
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They'd conquered what was behind them, and now they wanted more.
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So they looked to the mighty ocean, and took to the Western Sea;
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The great Nations of Europe, in the 16th century.
Chorus 1
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Hide your wives and daughters, hide the groceries too;
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The great Nations of Europe comin' through.
Interlude
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Verse 2
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The Grand Canary Islands; first land to which they came.
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They slaughtered all the canaries there,
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Which gave the land its name.
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There were natives there, called Guanches,
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Guanches by the score.
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Bullet's, disease, the Portugese; they weren't there anymore.
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Now they're gone, they're gone, they're really gone;
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You've never seen anyone so gone.
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There's pictures in a museum, some lines written in a book,
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But you won't find a live one, no matter where you look.
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Hide your wives and daughters, hide the groceries too;
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The great Nations of Europe comin' through.
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Columbus sailed for India; found Salvidor instead.
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He shook hands with some Indians, and soon they all were dead.
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They got TB and Typhoid and athletes foot, diptheria and the flu;
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'Scuse me; great nations comin' through.
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Balboa found the Pacific, and on the trail one day,
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He met some friendly Indians, whom he was told were gay. So...
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He had them torn apart by dogs, on religious grounds they say;
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The great Nations of Europe, were quite holy in their way.
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Now they're gone, they're gone, they're really gone;
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You've never seen anyone so gone.
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Some bones hidden in a canyon, some paintings in a cave;
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There's no use tryin' to save them; there's nothin' left to save.
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Hide your wives and daughters, hide your sons as well;
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With the great Nations of Europe, you never can tell.
Interlude
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Verse 3
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Where you and I are standing, at the end of a century;
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Europe's have sprung up everywhere, as even I can see.
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But there on the horizon, is the possibility,
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That some bug from out of Africa, might come for you and me.
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Destroying everything in its path, from sea to shining sea.
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Like the great Nations of Europe, in the 16th century.
Outro
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The One You Love

You've got to learn to get to know the one you love To anticipate her every move You got to know exactly what she's thinking of She may be hungry She won't say You better get a burger or something in her right away If you don't you're gonna pay At the hand of the one you love The one you love The one you love Young man You're running free You're running wild You fall in love You become nothing but a little baby child She can hurt you With the sound of her voice You can leave her But you got no choice You can't leave her man You're just a prisoner of the one you love The one you love The one you love True love never runs smooth you know Sometimes there'll be sunny days Sometimes there'll be sleet and snow When true love calls you Man you gotta go And when you gotta go, you gotta go You got to know the one you love You got to know the one you love The one you love The one you love The one you love The one you love Once a great man's heart was captured by a lovely chest He told himself it was her mind he loved But he was blind like all the rest Twenty hard years went by Till another chest will catch his eye He just hung his head and cried And said, "Sorry dear you're too late I've already ruined my life" You've got to know the one you love You've got to know the one you love She may be gentle She may be kind She may not know exactly what's on her mind But you better know Or you're gonna find You lose the one you love The one you love The one you love



The World Isn't Fair

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When Karl Marx were a boy, he took a hard look around;
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He saw people were starving all over the place,
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While others were painting the town.
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The public spirited boy, became a public spirited man.
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So he worked very hard, and he read everything,
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Until he came up with a plan.
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There'll be no exploitation, of the worker or his kin.
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No discrimination, 'cause the colour of your skin.
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No more private property; it would not be allowed.
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No one could rise too high, no once could sink too low,
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Or go under completely, like some we all know.
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If Marx were living today, he'd be rolling around in his grave.
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And if I had him here, in my mansion on the hill,
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I'd tell him a story; t'would give his old heart a chill.
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It's something that happened to me.
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I'd say, Karl I recently stumbled, into a new family.
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With two little children in school, where all little children should be.
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I went to the orientation; all the young mommies were there.
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Karl, you never have seen such a glorious sight,
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As these beautiful women, arrayed for the night.
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Just like Countesses, Empresses, movie stars and queens.
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And they'd come there with with men much like me;
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Froggish men, unpleasant to see.
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Were you to kiss one, Karl; merry a prince would there be.
Chorus 1
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See Karl, the world isn't fair; it isn't and never will be.
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They tried out your plan; it brought misery instead.
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If you'd seen how they worked it, you'd be glad you were dead.
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Just like I'm glad I'm living in the land of the free,
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Where the rich just get richer, and the poor you don't ever have to see.
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It would depress us, Karl, because we care...
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That the world, still isn't... fair.
Outro
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Big Hat, No Cattle

Since I was a child I've tried to be what I am not I've lied and I've enjoyed it all my life I lied to my dear mother To my sisters and my brother And now I'm lying to my children and my wife Big Hat, no cattle Big head, no brain Big snake, no rattle I forever remain Big hat, no cattle I knew from the start Big boat, no paddle Big belly, no heart Can't remember why I do it Oh, maybe I can An honest man these days is hard to find I only know we're living in an unforgiving land And a little lie can buy some real big peace of mind Oftimes I have wondered what might I have become Had I but buckled down and really tried But when it came down to the wire I called my family to my side Stood up straight, threw my head back, and I lied, lied, lied Big hat, no cattle Big shoes, well you know Big horse, no saddle He goes wherever I go Big hat, no cattle Right from the start Big guns, no battle Big belly, no heart When it came down to the wire I called my little family to my side Stood up straight, threw my head back, and I lied, lied, lied Lied, lied, lied Big hat, no cattle Big head, no brain Big snake, no rattle I forever remain Big hat, no cattle I knew from the start Big boat, no paddle Big belly, no heart Big boat, no paddle Big belly, no heart



Better Off Dead

When you fall in love with someone Who doesn't love you Someone who treats you so badly It ramifies your head Someone who doesn't want you But won't let you go Someone who thinks you're crazy And tells you so Over and over If this happens to you You'd be better off dead You might be surprised to learn how often it can happen In a love affair (And boy does it hurt) You fall in love with someone for whom you really care And they treat you just like dirt They make you feel all fat and fumbly Make you feel kind of dirty and flirty Hey I'm talking to you Didn't you hear what I said? Better off dead Than living with someone Whose every word's like a knife that cuts through you Better off dead Than living with someone Who just doesn't give a shit what happens to you You know that it's wrong But you go on and on and on Better off dead Better off dead Better off dead When you fall in love with someone Who doesn't love you You better run for daylight Just as fast as you can (Little man) Forget your foolish dreams and schemes that things will work out in the end Put some real mileage between yourself and the object of your love my friend Or become what you see Yes, a loser like me Someone who'd be Better off dead Better off dead Better off



I Miss You

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Still in my heart
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After all these years
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Separated by time now by distance
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I couldn't allow myself to feel
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The loss that I feel right now
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As I put this song down
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You're far away
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And happy I know
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It's a little bit late ... twenty years or so
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It's a little bit cold for all those concerned
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But I'd sell my soul and your soul for a song
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So I'll pour my heart out
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I miss you,
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I miss you
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I miss you,
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I'm sorry but I do
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I miss you,
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I miss you
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I miss you,
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I'm sorry but it's true
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I want to thank you for the good years
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And apologize for the rough ones
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You must be laughing yourself sick
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Up there in Idaho
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But I wanted to write you one before I quit
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And this one's it
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I miss you,
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I miss you,
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I just wanted you to know
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I miss you,
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And I still love you so



Going Home

Going home Going home Oh the dark night is over now I'm going home To the land I love To the land I love And the one girl who waits for me I'm going home I will cross the sea I will cross the sea I am going home forever I'm going home Going home Going home Going home



I Want Everyone To Like Me

I want everyone to like me I want everyone to like me real bad I want everyone to approve of me Because when they disapprove of me, it makes me feel so sad I wanna earn the respect of my peers If it takes a hundred years I'd like to find out where they are by the way I would run to embrace them I'm only kiddin I'm really very modest once you get to know me A house and a little land Little someone to lend a hand Little money set aside God, then I would be satisfied Want someone to tell me, one time: "Honey you don't look well Why doncha lie down for a couple years. I'll look after things." A grown up woman would be nice I'd like to flip over once or twice Find out what makes her tick Some friends to call my own, God knows A family and a home A couple kiddies at my side Keep me fat, and satisfied I want everyone to like me That's one thing I know for sure I want everyone to like me 'Cause I'm a little insecure