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July 15, 2003, 18:54
Link the Lyrics (again)
A long, long time ago...
I can still remember
How that music used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And, maybe, they'd be happy for a while.

"American Pie"
~~Don McLean
July 15, 2003, 19:14
jerry thomas
Once In a While

Once in a while won't you try to give one little thought to me,
Though someone else may be nearer your heart.
Once in a while won't you dream of the moments I shared with you,
Moments before we two drifted apart.

In love's smoldering ember one spark may remain.
If love still can remember the spark may burn again.
I know that I'll be contented with yesterday's memories,
Knowing you think of me once in a while.

~ Words and Music by
Michael Edwards and Bud Green
July 16, 2003, 17:15
Memories light the corner of my mind.
Misty water color memories
Of the way we were.

Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind,
Smiles we gave to one another
For the way we were.

"The Way We Were"
Music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Marilyn and Alan Bergman, 1973
July 16, 2003, 17:27
~ Johnny Mathis

Look at me,
I'm as helpless as a kitten up a tree
And I feel like I'm clinging to a cloud
I can't understand,
I get misty, holding your hand.
July 16, 2003, 17:53
Put your sweet lips a little closer to the phone
Let's pretend that we're together all alone
I'll tell the man to turn the jukebox way down low
And you can tell your friend there with you
He'll have to go

Whisper to me, tell me, do you love me true
Or is he holding you the way I do
Tho' love is blind make up your mind I've got to know
Should I hang up or will you tell him he'll have to go

You can't say the words I love to hear
While he's holding your hand
If you want me answer yes or no
Darling I will understand

"He'll Have To Go"
~~Jim Reeves
July 18, 2003, 03:34
Holding your hand....BLIND

Sometimes I drink more than I need
Until the TV's dead and gone...

I may be lonely,
But I'm never alone,
And the night may pass me by
But I'll never cry

Take away, take away my eyes!
Sometimes I'd rather be blind!
Break a heart, break a heart of stone
Open it up but don't you leave it alone

'Cuz that's all I got to give you
Believe me Baby, it ain't been used
My heart's a virgin, it ain't never been tried
And you know I'll never cry
I'll never cry...

"I'll never cry" by Alice Cooper, from the "Goes to Hell" album (1976)
July 18, 2003, 11:43
Only Love Can Break a Heart
~Gene Pitney

Only love can break a heart only love can mend it again

(whistling and instrumental)

Last night I hurt you but darlin’ remember this
Only love can break a heart only love can mend it again, hmm, hmm
You know I’m sorry, I’ll prove it with just one kiss
Only love can break a heart only love can mend it agai-ai-ain
July 18, 2003, 11:57
jerry thomas
You'll never know how much it hurts to see you sit and cry
You know you need and want my love yet you're afraid to try
Why do you run and hide from life to try it just ain't smart
Why cain't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart

There was a time when I believed that you belonged to me
But now I know your heart is shackled to a memory
The more I learn to care for you the more we drift apart
Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart

Author: Hank Wllliams
July 21, 2003, 12:27
I give her all my love
That's all I do
And if you saw my love
You'd love her to
I love her

She gives my everything
And tenderly
The kiss my lover brings
She brings to me
And I love her

"And I love Her"
~~The Beatles
July 22, 2003, 20:54
All My Love
~~Patti Page

All my love, I give you all my love
The skies may fall, my love
But I will still be true
All my sighs, will disappear at last
Now that you're here at last
My heart belongs to you
July 23, 2003, 18:04
(I could never stop loving you)
Even if I could, it just wouldn't do me no good, no no no
(I could never stop loving you)
No matter what I do, my heart belongs to you, oh oh

I'll always need you
To hold me in your arms so the world can do me no harm, no no
I'll always need you
Nobody else will do my heart belongs to you

"My Heart Belongs To You"
~~The Shirelles
July 25, 2003, 09:49
Hic et ubique
I wanna be kissed by you
Just you
And nobody else but you
Oh, I wanna be kissed by you
Poop oop

I couldn't aspire
To anything higher
Than fill a desire
To make you my own
Bup up ee dup poop poop a doo

I wanna be loved by you
Just you
And nobody else but you
I wanna be loved by you
Poop poop a doo!

I Wanna Be Loved By You. Music: Harry Ruby Lyrics: Bert Kalmar (The Betty Boop SongWink)
July 25, 2003, 10:07
jerry thomas
I used to fall
In love with all
Those boys who call
On young cuties
But now I find
I'm all inclined
To keep my mind
On my duties
Since I've begun to share
In such a sweet love affair

Though I'm in love, I'm not above
A date with a duke or a caddie
It's just a pose, 'cause my baby knows
That my heart belongs to daddy

When some good scout, invites me out
To dine om some fine finnan haddie
My baby's sure, his love is secure
Cause my heart belongs to daddy

Yes my heart belongs to daddy
So I simply couldn't be bad
Yes I'm gonna marry daddy
If you feel romantic laddy
Let me warn you right from the start
That my heart belongs to daddy
And my daddy belongs to my heart

Written by: Cole Porter (C. Albert P.)
From the Show: Leave It To Me 1938 (S)
August 01, 2003, 21:19
I wake up and I look at the clock
In the middle of the night my heart stops
When I see you in the moonlight
I know why I'm in love

"I Know Why I'm In Love"
~~words by Elton John
~~lyrics by Bernie Taupin
August 15, 2003, 12:42
~ Bob Dylan

When You Gonna Wake Up
God don't make no promises that He don't keep.
You got some big dreams, baby, but in order to dream you gotta still be asleep.

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?
August 24, 2003, 00:13
Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper "I love you"
Birds singing in the sycamore tree
Dream a little Dream of me

Say "Night-ie night" and kiss me
Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me
While I'm alone and blue as can be
Dream a little Dream of me

Stars fading but I linger on, dear
Still craving your kiss
I'm longing to linger till dawn, dear
Just saying this

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little Dream of me

Words by Gus Kahn
Music by Wilbur Schwandt and Fabian Andree

This was first recorded in 1931 and has been sung by several people over the years. Mama Cass recorded it in 1968.

August 27, 2003, 21:29
Hic et ubique
I keep hearing you're concerned about my happiness
But all that thought you're giving me is conscience, I guess
If I were walking in your shoes I wouldn't worry none
While you and your friends are worrying 'bout me, I'm having lots of fun
Counting flowers on the wall
That don't bother me at all
Playing solitaire till dawn with a deck of 51
Smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo
So don't tell me I've nothing to do.

-- Statler Brothers, Flowers On The Wall
September 07, 2003, 19:06
Evening shadows make me blue
When each weary day is through
How I long to be with you, my happiness

Every day I reminisce
Dreaming of your tender kiss
Always thinking how I miss my happiness

A million years it seems
Have gone by since we shared our dreams
But I’ll hold you again
There’ll be no blue memories then

Whether skies are gray or blue
Any place on earth will do
Just as long as I’m with you, my happiness

Whether skies are gray or blue
Any place on earth will do
Just as long as I’m with you, my happiness

"My Happiness"
~~Connie Francis
September 07, 2003, 19:23
jerry thomas
Before the Next Teardrop Falls

If He Brings You Happiness
Then I Wish You All The Best
It's Your Happiness That Matters Most Of All

But If He Ever Breaks Your Heart
If The Teardrops Ever Start
I'll Be There Before The Next Teardrop Falls

Tho' It Hurts To Let You Go
Darling I Want You To Know
That I'll Stand By You If Ever You Should Call
And If I Should Ever Hear
That He Made You Shed A Tear
I'll Be There Before The Next Teardrop Falls

I'll Be There Any Time
You Need Me By Your Side
To Dry Away
Every Teardrop That You Cried

If He Ever Leaves You Blue
Just Remember I Love You
I'll Be There Before The Next Teardrop Falls
Yes I'll Be There
Before The Next Teardrop Falls

Artist: Freddie Fender
September 08, 2003, 22:00
Hic et ubique
More than the greatest love the world has known,
This is the love I give to you alone.
More than the simple words I try to say--
I only live to love you more each day.
More than you'll ever know,
My arms long to hold you so,
My life will be in your keeping,
Waking, sleeping, laughing, weeping...
Longer than always is a long, long time,
But far beyond forever, you'll be mine. [Big Grin]
I know I've never lived before,
And my heart is very sure,
No one else could love you more.

More, performed by Vic Dana
(I found author info that says "Oliveiro/Ortolani/Ciorciolini/Newell".)
September 12, 2003, 15:34
ever, you ... the greatest love

The Greatest Love of All
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

The Greatest Love Of All
Whitney Houston


September 12, 2003, 15:51
jerry thomas
Did you say I've got a lot to learn?
Well, don't think I'm trying not to learn
Since this is the perfect spot to learn
Teach me tonight

Starting with the ABC of it
Right down to the XYZ of it
Help me solve the mystery of it
Teach me tonight

The sky's a blackboard high above you
If a shooting star goes by
I'll use that star to write "I love you"
1000 times across the sky

One thing isn't very clear, my love
Should the teacher stand so near, my love?
Graduation's almost here, my love
Teach me tonight

Written by: S. Cahn/G. DePaul
Performed by: Marvin Gaye/Kim Weston
September 12, 2003, 15:56
Hic et ubique
Love it, palefox. Now let's pick up the beat ... and change the verb "happening" in your song to a noun.

I was sure, I felt secure
Until love took a detour, yeah!
Riding high on the top of the world it happened
Suddenly it just happened
I saw my dreams
Torn apart
When love walked away from my heart
And when you lose a precious love you need to guide you
Something happens inside you,
The happening.

[The Happening, performed by The Supremes (Brian Holland/Lamont Dozier/Edward Holland Jr./Frank DeVol)]
September 12, 2003, 15:57
Hic et ubique
PS: Sorry about the simulpost, Jerry. The next person can use either of ours.Smile
September 15, 2003, 06:04
Yesterday , all my troubles seemed so far away ,
Now it looks as though they're here to stay ,
Oh I believe in yesterday .
Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be,
There's a shadow hanging over me,
Oh yesterday came suddenly ...
Why she had to go I don't know . She wouldn't say.
I said something wrong , now I long for yesterday ,
Yesterday , love was such an easy game to play ,
Now I need a place to hide away ,
Oh, I believe in yesterday ...

~~the Beatles
September 16, 2003, 21:51
Me and My Shadow
~ Perry Como

Me and my shadow,
Strolling down the avenue,
Me and my shadow,
Not a soul to tell our troubles to . . .

And when it's twelve o'clock,
We climb the stair,
We never knock,
For nobody's there . .
September 17, 2003, 08:32
Hic et ubique
Cheating just a bit here, but since Yesterday was just cited ... Wink

"Negligee" (Tune of "Yesterday" by John Lennon)

I look stupid in this negligee
'Cause my butt sticks out this funny way --
Oh, why'd I buy this negligee?

I am twice the girl I used to be;
Flab is hanging out all over me --
This negligee's a travesty.

Why it doesn't fit I don't know, I couldn't say;
I did something wrong when I bought this negligee.

I would like to take it back today,
But I threw the damn sales slip away --
I'll have to keep this negligee.
Hmm mm mm mm oo oo oooooo.
September 18, 2003, 19:38
If I could turn back time
If I could find a way
I'd take back those words that have hurt you
And you'd stay
If I could reach the stars
I'd give them all to you
Then you'd love me, love me
Like you used to do
If I could turn back

from "If I Could Turn Back Time"
by Cher

Note: In the spirit of Hic's post above, I was trying to find the stirical version of this, but to no avail. It started with "Look at my firm backside". If anyone can find it, please post it for me!
September 18, 2003, 20:49
If I could teach the world to sing, In perfect harmony
Then I would buy the world a Coke And keep it company.
-- Coca Cola jingle. Can anyone find or remember more of the lyrics?
September 19, 2003, 19:03
I'd like to buy the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow white turtle doves.

I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I'd like to buy the world a Coke
And keep it company
That's the real thing.

New Seekers
Coca-Cola 1971 Commercial
October 09, 2003, 21:56
[Sorry, couldn't find an author]

On the first day of Christmas My true love gave to me A partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas My true love gave to me Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree.

Etc.! Big Grin
October 10, 2003, 18:28
Hic et ubique
turtle doves ... five golden rings

Desmond takes a trolly to the jewellers* store
Buys a twenty carat golden ring
Takes it back to Molly waiting at the door
And as he gives it to her she begins to sing.

Ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra
La-la how the life goes on.

-- The Beatles, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

*no apostrophe? Eek
October 11, 2003, 19:27
Who wants to buy this diamond ring
She took it off her finger now, it doesn't mean a thing
This diamond ring doesn't shine for me anymore
And this diamond ring doesn't mean what it did before
So if you've got someone who's love is true
Let it shine for you

"This Diamond Ring"
~~Gary Lewis and the Playboys
October 11, 2003, 19:46
"Shine on Harvest Moon"
~ Nora Bayes & Jack Norworth

Shine on, shine on harvest moon
Up in the sky,
I ain't had no lovin'
Since January, February, June or July
Snow time ain't no time to stay
Outdoors and spoon,
So shine on, shine on harvest moon,
For me and my gal.

So good to see you here, Morgan! Big Grin Cool
October 28, 2004, 17:39

Come Rain Or Come Shine

Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra

I'm gonna love you
Like nobody's loved you
Come rain or come shine

Does anyone know the year it was first recorded?


I've since found out the song was written for the 1946 Broadway musical, St. Louis Woman. The lyrics were by Johnny Mercer and the music by Harold Arlen. Pearl Baily and other female singers were in the show. I don't know which one sang the song. The title I listed, Rain or Shine, was wrong, too. It should be Come Rain or Come Shine.

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October 28, 2004, 18:30
I see record of it being recorded by Dinah Shore in 1946. Did you know she was rumored to have some African-American ancestry? I didn't, until I read this!

My song . . .

Blue skies smilin' at me
Nothin' but blue skies do I see
Bluebirds singin' a song
Nothin' but bluebirds all day long

Never saw the sun shinin' so bright
Never saw things goin' so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you're in love, my how they fly

Blue days, all of them gone
Nothin' but blue skies from now on
(Blue skies smilin' at me
Nothin' but blue skies do I see)
October 28, 2004, 18:43

Am I blue? Am I blue?
Ain't these tears in these eyes tellin you
Am I blue? You'd be too
If each plan with your man done fell through.

(I'm gonna like this game!!!)

"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
~Dalai Lama
October 28, 2004, 19:51

Well, it’s one for the money,
Two for the show,
Three to get ready,
Now go, cat, go.

But don’t you step on my blue suede shoes.
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes.
October 28, 2004, 20:17
suede shoes...get ready

Eric Clapton
Ready, get ready. Ready.
He's a man who's going to break your heart.
Ready, get ready. Ready.
He's a man who's going to break your heart.

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October 29, 2004, 08:31
First, welcome Ghost! Smile Big Grin Wink Cool

I haven't figured out if you are actually a newby, or if this is a preparatory costume for our Halloween party on Saturday! If it is the former, please ignore my PM. Big Grin

Now, this is a fun game, though I will review our very simple rules.

1) Find a word or phrase in the previous lyrics that you want to link to.

2) Post about four lines of your new song, with the name of either the writer or the singer.

3) At the top, in bold letters (or italics, or whatever!), write the word or phrase that the previous poster linked to, and then the word or the phrase that you linked to. That means, the next poster will have "get ready" as the first phrase, and then whatever they decide to link to as the next word or phrase (e.g., it might be "break your heart.)

Clear as mud? Roll Eyes
October 29, 2004, 09:36

People get ready, there's a train a'comin'
Don't need no baggage, you just get on board . . .
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin'
Don't need no ticket, you just get on board!

"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
~Dalai Lama
October 30, 2004, 22:29
I've edited my Oct. 28 post about the song Come Rain or Come Shine, which I incorrectly listed as Rain or Shine.

October 30, 2004, 22:39
Since Caterwauller didn't link to a word I guess I can pick my own.

ticket ... train

Johnny Cash
© '56 Hi-Lo Music

I hear the train a coming it's rolling round the bend
And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when
I'm stuck in Folsom Prison and time keeps dragging on
But that train keeps a rolling on down to San Antone


Oops! I forgot to include a link to the song, so I did it now.

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October 31, 2004, 04:22
train.... sunshine

Sunshine On My Shoulders; John Denver

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
October 31, 2004, 15:11

Brian Wilson

Happy Days

Happy days are here again
The sky is blue and clear again
Everybody I talk to
Says, man, you're looking cool
October 31, 2004, 15:42
But dear, you have the wrong version.

The original Happy Days are Here Again is a very bouncy tune (you can hear it at the link) that became Franklin Roosevelt's theme song in the 1932 election campaign. Since then it's pretty much become the anthem of the Demorcratic party. If I don't miss my guess, they play it at every convention, to accompany the crowd's wild enthusiasm as soon as the nominee finishes his acceptance speech.

You can hear it at the link.

October 31, 2004, 15:46
jerry thomas
Cool Water Sons Of The Pioneers

All day I face the barren waste without the taste of water,
Cool water.
Old Dan and I with throats burned dry and souls that cry for water,
Cool water.

The night are cool and I'm a fool each stars a pool of water,
Cool water.
But with the dawn I'll wake and yawn and carry on to water,
Cool water.
October 31, 2004, 15:53
Cool water

Well, take me back down where cool water flows, yeah.
Let me remember things I love,
Stopping at the log where catfish bite,
Walking along the river road at night,
Barefoot girls dancing in the moonlight.
I can hear the bullfrog calling me.
Wonder if my rope's still hanging to the tree.
Love to kick my feet 'way down the shallow water.
Shoefly, dragonfly, get back t'your mother.
Pick up a flat rock, skip it across Green River.

Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Yeah!
October 31, 2004, 17:18
Cool water ... water

Looking down into the water
It's hard to make out your face
If our love is drowning, then why
Do I feel so out of place?

Underwater Love, by Faith No More. Scary lyrics, great tune!

(edited to change 'lover' to 'love' typo).

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October 31, 2004, 17:59
Hic et ubique
water ... face/place

Well, you can knock me down,
Step on my face,
Slander my name all over the place.
Do anything that you want to do,
But uh uh honey, lay off of my shoes
Don’t you
Step on my Blue Suede Shoes!
You can do anything but lay off of my Blue Suede Shoes.

Carl Perkins, Blue Suede Shoes, 1956