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In today's chat we talked about our love of lyrics. So, I thought it was time to revive a favorite game of mine.

We all love music, and have the lyrics running through our head. I will start with a few lines from a song. The idea is to pull one or two words, or a phrase from that song clip and post another short clip of another song that uses those same words.

In posting lyrics, please ~

~ confine the lyrics to four lines or less
~ boldface the Linking word or phrase
~ identify the title of the song, and
~ identify the composer or first performer of the song

OK. Here we go.
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It was no accident me finding you
Someone had a hand in it
Long before we ever knew
Now I just can't believe you're in my life
Heaven's smilin' down on me
As I look at you tonight

The Keeper of the Stars
~~Tracy Byrd
 
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Tonight

Tonight, tonight
It all began tonight
I saw you and the world went away

Lyrics by: Steven Sondheim
Musice by: Leonard Bernstein

(Morgan, I have never played this before so please let me know if I've done something wrong!)
 
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Make the world go away
Get it off my shoulder
Say the things we used to say
And make the world, make it go away

Make the World Go Away
~~Eddy Arnold

(Kalleh, you did wonderful!)
 
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This is the only thing that comes to mind. Man, am I dating myself or what?

Go away little girl,
Go away little girl,
I'm not supposed to be alone with you
I know that your lips are sweet
But our lips must never meet
I belong to someone else
And I must be true

Sung by Donny Osmond as I recall, but have been informed there is earlier version.

[This message was edited by TrossL on Mon Mar 10th, 2003 at 5:48.]
 
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I know that your lips are sweet.

So you got caught with a flat? Well, how 'bout that?!
Don't worry babies. Don't panic.
By the light of the night it'll all seem all right.
I'll get you a satanic mechanic!
I'm just a sweet transvestite from transexual Transylvania.

Tim Curry singing "Sweet Transvestite" (a love ballad) from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
(more info on other threads.)
 
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By the light of the silvery moon
I want to spoon.
To my honey I'll croon love's tune.
Honey moon, keep a shining in June.
Your silv'ry beams will bring love dreams.
We'll be cuddling soon
By the silvery moon.

By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Circa 1909
Lyrics by Ed Madden, Music by Gus Edwards
 
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By the light ... silvery moon

Sail along, silvery moon,
Trail along lover's lane,
Sail along, silvery moon,
To my love again.

In the glow of your light,
Let me see her tonight,
Once again, hold her tight,
Back in lover's lane.

- Sail Along Silvery Moon, by Harry Tobias, Percy Weinrich, 1937
a top hit of 1958, it seems
 
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Sail away sail away
We will cross the mighty ocean into Charleston Bay
Sail away-sail away
We will cross the mighty ocean into Charleston Bay

In America every man is free
To take care of his home and his family
You'll be as happy as a monkey in a monkey tree
You're all gonna be an American

Song by Randy Newman
 
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Originally posted by TrossL:

In America every man is free

Song by Randy Newman


The sound of a bell with a crack
Even the swingers are swinging right
The vigilantes are on their way back
With prime time fight, the good fight
What a start to the day, it starts three times with a K
There's no sponsored hour for sinners
They'll bring back the hot seat, turn up the heat
America for beginners


America for Beginners
Credited to Skaith/Jones (Latin Quarter)

The version I know and like was recorded by Toyah Willcox. There are several other versions.

Vescere bracis meis.

Read all about my travels around the world here.

[This message was edited by BobHale on Wed Mar 12th, 2003 at 12:08.]
 
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Look into my eyes and it's easy to see
One and one make two, two and one make three,
It was destiny.
Once every hundred-thousand years or so,
When the sun doth shine and the moon doth glow
And the grass doth grow...

Needless to say, the beast was stunned.
Whip-crack went his schwumpy tail,
And the beast was done.
He asked us: "(snort) Be you angels?"
And we said, "Nay. We are but men."
Rock!

Tribute---The Best Song in the World
by Tenacious D. (Jack Black & Kyle Gass)
 
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crack thousand

The Night Has a Thousand Eyes

They say that you're a runaround lover
Though you say it isn't so
But if you put me down for another
I'll know, believe me, I'll know

(Chorus)
'cause the night has a thousand eyes
And a thousand eyes can't help but see if you are true to me
So remember when you tell those little white lies
That the night has a thousand eyes

Bobby Vee
words and music by: Benjamin Weisman, Dorothy Wayne, and Marilynn Garrett
 
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Here's my story, its sad but true
It's about a girl that I once knew
She took my love then ran around
With every single guy in town

Ah, I should have known it from the very start
This girl would leave me with a broken heart
Now listen people what I'm telling you
A-keep away from-a Runaround Sue

Runaround Sue
~~Dion
 
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runaround ... "that girl would leave me"

Same words, different thought. Wink. The link is in the chorus, and since that chorus may be too short to give much scope for more links, I'm including the verses too.

Ramblin' around this dirty old town, / Singin' for nickels and dimes.
Times gettin' rough, I ain't got enough, / To buy me a bottle of wine.

(chorus)
Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine, / When you gonna let me get sober?
Leave me alone, let me go home, / Let me go home and start over.

A pain in my head, there's bugs in my bed, / My pants are so old that they shine.
Out on the street, I beg the people I meet, / To buy me a bottle of wine.

Bottle Of Wine, by Jimmy Gilmer And The Fireballs
 
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Down on the corner
out in the street
Willy and the Poorboys are playin';
Bring a nickel; tap your feet.

"Down on the Corner"
~~Creedence Clearwater Revival
 
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1)When this old world gets me down and there's no love to be found
I close my eyes and soon I find I'm in a playground in my mind
Where the children laugh and the children play
And we sing a song all day

2)My name is Michael, I've got a nickel, I've got a nickel shiny and new
I'm gonna buy me all kinds of candy, that's what I'm gonna do.

"Playground in My Mind" Words & Music by Paul Lance & Lee Pakriss
Sung by Clint Holmes, #2 on the Billboard chart in 1973
 
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Nickel Candy
Candy Girl

I've been a searching all this wide world
Finally I found my
Candy Girl

I found me a girl
Candy Girl
She sets my heart a whirl
Candy Girl
with huggin' (huggin') and kissin' (kissin') and lovin'
She's mine (mine)
Mine (mine)
woh-oh-oh
Candy Girl

by Frankie Valli (a real favorite of mine! Big Grin)
 
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I found me a girl ... I found me a teacher

A bit of background here. My all-time favorite comedy movie is The Court Jester starring Danny Kaye, and my favorite bit in that movie is his song The Maladjusted Jester. While seaching for a linking lyric I was delighted to find further verses in that song, verses that don't appear in the movie. The lyrics are by Sylvia Fine; she and Danny were husband and wife.

I sadly decided that dancing as I did
To sing was a thing that was surer
I found me a teacher a crotchety creature
Who used to sing coloratura
She twisted my chin pushed my diaphragm in
With a poker she vocalized me
When she said it was best that I threw out my chest
You may gather that rather surprised me
 
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You may gather the stars
Choose the brightest of them from the skies
None of them can compare
To the glow that I see in his eyes


"My Only Love"
~~Sharon Cuneta
 
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"To the glow that I see in his eyes"

Glow, little glow-worm, fly of fire,
Glow like an incandescent wire,
Glow for the female of the specie,
Turn on the A-C and the D-C

Glow-Worm (Glimmer-Glimmer) - Big hit for both Johnny Mercer(as a vocalist) and the Mills Bros.
 
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Inch worm, inch worm
Measuring the marigolds
Seems to me you'd stop and see
How beautiful they are

"Inch Worm"
written by Frank Loesser
 
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Turn on the A-C and the D-C

I never thought about that line. Wonder if the lyricist intended a double-entendre on AC/DC?
 
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If I'm smart then I'll run away
But I'm not so I guess I'll stay
Haven't you heard
I fell in love with a beautiful stranger

I looked into your face
My heart was dancing all over the place
I'd like to change my point of view
If I could just forget about you.


Sung by Madonna(on the Spy Who Shagged Me Soundtrack)
Words & Music by Madonna & William Orbit
 
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beautiful.......my heart

I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me.
To be where little cable cars
climb halfway to the stars!

Tony Bennett
 
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High on a hill sits a big old house
With something wrong inside it
Spirits haunt the halls
And make no effort now to hide it

What will put their souls to rest
And stop their ceaseless sighing
Why do they call out children's names
And speak of one who's crying

~~House Upon the Hill
from the Secret Garden Soundtrack
 
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Look who's laughing now that you've wasted
How many years and you've barely even tasted
Anything remotely close to
Everything you've boasted about
Look who's crying now

Driftwood floats, after years of erosion
Incoming tide touches roots to expose them,
Quicksand steals my shoe,
Clouds bring the f-stop blues

Artist: Jack Johnson
Album: Brushfire Fairytales
Song: F-Stop Blues
 
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You always had to be the kind
To have to say what's on your mind
And hey, you really showed 'em how
You used to laugh about
How you used to dish it out
But hey, who's laughing now

"Who's Your Baby Now"
Mark Knopfler
 
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You always won, everytime you placed a bet
You're still damn good, no one's gotten to you yet
Everytime they were sure they had you caught
You were quicker than they thought
You'd just turn your back and walk
You always said, the cards would never do you wrong
The trick you said was never piay the game too long
A gambler's share, the only risk that you would take
The only loss you could forsake
The only bluff you couldn't fake

"Still the Same"
Words & Music by Bob Seger
 
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Since you've gone I been lost without a trace
I dream at night I can only see your face
I look around but it's you I can't replace
I keep crying baby please

Every move you make
Every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake
I'll be watching you

"Every Breath You Take"
~~the Police
 
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Smile, though your heart is breaking
Smile, even though it's aching
When there are clouds in the sky you'll get by
If you smile through your pain and sorrow
Smile, and maybe tomorrow
You'll find the sun come shining through for you

"Smile"
Words by Turner & Parson
Music by Charlie Chaplin
 
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fake.........baby

Baby Face
Baby Face, you've got the cutest little baby face
There's not another one could take your place
Baby face
My poor heart is jumpin you sure have started somethin
Baby face, I'm up in heaven when I'm in your fond embrace
I didn't need a shove cause I just fell in love
With your pretty baby face

By Art Mooney
 
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There is no other. There is no other
No other love can take your place
Or match the beauty of your face
I'll keep on singing 'till the day
I carry you away

With my love song With my love song


"Dove` L'amore"
~~Cher

(I love both of the songs, and the links above! Did you realize you did links at exactly the same time? Confused)
 
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L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you can adore

Love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don't break it
Love was made for me and you


"Love" by Nat King Cole
 
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Hey Tross! Guess we both like this game! Big Grin
 
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Geez... I did the same thing with Kalleh last night! Hey, how is it that you are on and Kalleh is on and yet I see only myself at the bottom?? Only 1 member on, my eye!
 
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Ordinary, no
Really don't think so
Not a love this true
Common destiny
We were meant to be
Me and you

Like a perfect scene
From a movie screen
We're a dream come true
Suited perfectly
For eternity
Me and you


"Me and You"
~~Kenny Chesney
 
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me and you......destiny

You Are My Destiny

You are my destiny
you are what you are to me

You are my happiness
that's what you are.
You have my sweet caress
you share my loneliness
--Paul Anka
 
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You are my destiny ... You are my Sunshine

You Are My Sunshine
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You'll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away

You Are My Sunshine, by Jimmie Davis (former Louisiana State Governor) and Charles Mitchell. Enjoy the music. Cool
 
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More than you know, more than you know
Girl of my heart, I love you so
Lately I find, you're on my mind
More than you know!

Whether you're right
Whether you're wrong
Girl of my heart, I'll string along
I need you so, more than you'll ever know!

"More Than You Know"
Music by Vincent Youmans
with lyrics by Billy Rose and Edward Eliscu
 
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Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high

If I had a day that I could give you
I'd give to you the day just like today
If I had a song that I could sing for you
I'd sing a song to make you feel this way

ARTIST: John Denver
 
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Shiny happy people laughing
Meet me in the crowd
People people
Throw your love around
Love me love me
Take it into town
Happy happy
Put it in the ground
Where the flowers grow
Gold and silver shine

Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing

"Shiny Happy People"
By R.E.M.
 
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I remember when rock was young
Me and Suzie had so much fun
holding hands and skimming stones
Had an old gold Chevy and a place of my own
But the biggest kick I ever got
was doing a thing called the Crocodile Rock
While the other kids were Rocking Round the Clock
we were hopping and bopping to the Crocodile Rock

"Crocodile Rock"
~~Elton John
 
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My my, hey hey
Rock and roll is here to stay
It's better to burn out
Than to fade away
My my, hey hey.

Out of the blue
and into the black
They give you this,
but you pay for that
And once you're gone,
you can never come back
When you're out of the blue
and into the black.

The king is gone
but he's not forgotten
This is the story
of a Johnny Rotten
It's better to burn out
than it is to rust
The king is gone
but he's not forgotten.

Hey hey, my my
Rock and roll can never die
There's more to the picture
Than meets the eye.
Hey hey, my my.

My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)
a.k.a.: "Out Of The Blue"
Neil Young (with Jeff Blackburn)

I LOVE Neil Young!
 
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Some day out of the blue
In a crowded street or a deserted square
I'll turn and I'll see you
As if our love were new
Some day we can start again, some day soon

"Someday Out Of The Blue"
~~Elton John
 
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Some day, when I'm awfully low,
When the world is cold,
I will feel a glow just thinking of you...
And the way you look tonight.

Yes you're lovely, with your smile so warm
And your cheeks so soft,
There is nothing for me but to love you,
And the way you look tonight.

"The Way You Look Tonight"
Frank Sinatra sang this but probably wasn't the first.
 
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I was just thinking how nice it would be
To have someone to kiss me good night
I was just thinking what I really need
Is someone to hold me real tight
I was just thinking
Of finding somebody I could mean everything to
And it's funny you should happen to walk into my life
'Cause I was just thinking of you

"Just Thinking"
~~Lari White
 
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just thinking of you......kiss

Last Kiss

Hold me darling just a little while
I held her close I kissed her our last kiss
I found the love that I knew i have missed
Well now she's gone even though I hold her tight
I lost my love my life that night

J. Frank Wilson

Just to let everyone know--this is one of my least favorite songs!
 
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Only you can take my heart
Only you can tear it apart
When you hold me in your loving arms
I can feel you giving all your charms
Hold me darling, ho ho hold me tight
Squeeze me baby with a-all your might
Oh, please, stay by me Diana
Oh, please, Diana

"Diana"
~~Paul Anka
 
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Only you can make this world seem right
Only you can make the darkness bright.
Only you and you alone
Can thrill me like you do
And fill my heart with love for only you.

Only you can make this change in me,
For it's true, you are my destiny.
When you hold my hand,
I understand the magic that you do.

You're my dream come true,
My one and only you.

"Only You (And You Alone)"
The Platters
 
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It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby
Me and you, just take two
It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby
To make a dream come true, just take two

One can have a broken heart, livin' in misery
Two can really ease the pain like a perfect remedy
One can be alone in the far, like an island he's all alone
Two can make just-a any place seem just like a-bein' home


"It Takes Two"
~~Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
 
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dream come true.....island

Island in the Sun

CHORUS
Oh, island in the sun
Willed to me by my father's hand
All my days I will sing in praise
Of your forest, waters, your shining sand

Harry Belefonte
 
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