I Call That True Love  
(Shel Silverstein)

Ever' mornin' won't you you wake up early cook me great big T-bone steak
Serve it to me in bed go on the street and hustle bring me back all the money you make
Won't you rub my body with sweet scented oil, cool me with a 'lectric fan
Run to the church fall down on your knees say "Lord I wanna thank you for that man"

And I'll call that true love, true and sweet
That ain't the kind of love I'm gettin'
But baby that's the kind of love I need

I wanna come home every evenin' to a great big meal of wine and roasted pheasant
I want you to say to me "Ray, hey this is Suzy, this is Kay, I brought 'em both home to you for a present"
When "The Man" downs the door and find my stash, won't you tell 'em it belongs to you
And when you're sittin' in the slam tell all the other chickies when they get out they should look me up too

And I'll call that true love, true and sweet
That ain't the kind of love I'm gettin'
But baby that's the kind of love I need

Some guy accuses me of foolin' with his wife threatens to take me apart
Points a gun at me, I want you to jump in the middle and take the bullet in your own heart
And as you're lyin' on the floor and dyin', I want you to look up at me and say
"Hey Ray I'm sorry I messed up your rug, just roll my body out of the way"

And I'll call that true love, true and sweet
That ain't the kind of love I'm gettin'
But baby that's the kind of love I need

Hollywood calls you on the telephone I want you to turn down the part
And when we're ballin' baby, ride on top so I never ever strain my heart

And I'll call that true love, true and sweet
That ain't the kind of love I'm gettin'......

 

A Little Bit More  
(B. Gosh)

When your body's had enough of me and I'm laying flat out on the floor
When you think I've loved you all I can, I'm gonna love you a little bit more

Come on over here and lay by my side, I've got to be touchin' you
Let me rub your tired shoulders the way I used to do
Look into my eyes and give me that smile, the one that always turns me on
And let me take your hair down, 'cause we're stayin' up to greet the sun

And when your body's had enough of me and I'm laying flat out on the floor
When you think I've loved you all I can, I'm gonna love you a little bit more

Got to say a few things that have been on my mind and you know where my mind has been
I guess I've learned my lessons and now is the time to begin
So if you're feeling alright and you're ready for me, I know that I'm ready for you
We better get it on now 'cause we've got our whole lives to live through

And when your body's had enough of me and I'm laying flat out on the floor
When you think I've loved you all I can, I'm gonna love you a little bit more

And when your body's had enough of me and I'm laying flat out on the floor
When you think I've loved you all I can.................
 


 Carrie Me, Carrie

(Shel Silverstein)

Second Street and Broadway
Sitting in a door way
Head held in his hands
Looked to all the world like he was praying

Foot wrapped in an old rag
Bottle in a brown bag
I saw him try to stand
Then I heard the words that he was saying

He said come on Carrie, carry me a little farther
Come on Carrie, carry me one more mile
I don't know where it's leading to
But I know I can make it if I lean on you
So come on Carrie, carry me a little
I carried you, now carry me a little
Come on Carrie, carry me a little while

Well he struggled to his feet
And staggered down the street
To the window of the five-and-dime
He stood and laughed a while at his reflection

And then I heard him shoutin'
Something about a mountain
He could surely climb, if she was only there to point the right direction
But she ain't no, no ain't no

He said come on Carrie, carry me a little farther
Come on Carrie, carry me one more mile
I don't know where it's leading to
But I know I can make it if I lean on you
So come on Carrie, carry me a little
I carried you, now carry me a little
Come on Carrie, carry me a little while......
 

Four Years Older Than Me
(Ron Haffkine/Ray Sawyer/Dennis Locorriere/Jay David)

I was seventeen years old that day
I was trying to find a woman for my birthday
So I made up my mind, and I didn't waste no time
And I took my daddy's Caddy down the freeway

Had a pocketful of bait, it was gettin' kinda late
It was bumper next to bumper on the highway
Sittin' jammed up tight, looked over to my right
there was a hitchhikin' honey goin' my way

About four years older than me
Biggest dang woman that I ever did see
But that sure didn't seem to matter
She made me so crazy, that I threw my love at her
And I scored

When I saw that pretty thumb, I motioned her to come
And she smiled and looked at me a little sideways
I said "Come on jump inside, we'll take a little ride"
And she said "Awright little man, let's go to my place"

About four years older than me
Biggest dang woman that I ever did see
But that sure didn't seem to matter
She made me so crazy, that I threw my love at her
And I scored

But that was long ago, now there's lots of things I know
And there's been a lot of parties wasn't bad
I've learned a lot since then, but I still remember when
I got the best piece of cake I ever had

About four years older than me
Biggest dang woman that I ever did see
But that sure didn't seem to matter
She made me so crazy, that I threw my love at her
And I scored

 

(Freakin' At) The Freaker's Ball 
(Shel Silverstein)

Well there's gonna be a freaker's ball (ha ha)
Tonight at the Freaker's Hall
And you know you're invited one and all
Uh oh

Come on baby's grease your lips
Grab your hats and swing your hips
And don't forget to bring your whips
We're going to the freaker's ball (yes)

Blow your whistle, and bang your gong
Roll up something to take along
It feels so good, it must be wrong
We're freakin' at the freaker's ball

Well all the fags and the dykes they're boogie-in' together
The leather freaks are dressed in all kinds of leather
The greatest of the sadists and the masochists too
Screaming please hit me and I'll hit you

The FBI is dancin' with the junkies
All the straights, swingin' with the funkies
Across the floor and up the wall
We're freakin' at the freaker's ball, y'all
We're freakin' at the freaker's ball

Everybody's kissing each other
Brother with sister, son with mother
Smear my body up with butter
And take me to the freaker's ball

Pass that roach please, and pour the wine
I'll kiss yours if you'll kiss mine
I'm gonna boogie 'til I'm cold blind
Freakin' at the freaker's ball

White ones, black ones, yellow ones, red ones
Necrophiliacs looking for dead ones
The greatest of the sadists and the masochists too
Screaming please hit me and I'll hit you

Everybody ballin' in batches
Pyromaniacs strikin' matches
I'm gonna itch me where it scratches
Freakin' at the freaker's ball, y'all
We're freakin' at the freaker's ball

We're at a ball
We're freakin' at the freaker's ball

 

Get My Rocks Off 
(Shel Silverstein)

Some men need some killer weed, some men need cocaine
Some men need some cactus juice, to purify the brain
Some men need two women, some need alcohol
Everybody needs a little something, but Lord I need it all

To get my rocks off, get my rocks off
Get my rocks off the mountain, and roll 'em on down the hill

I may do you one time, and I may do you more
I may turn you into something, that you ain't ready for
I might want your body, and I might want your bread
I might want your momma to come visit me instead

And get my rocks off, get my rocks off
Get my rocks off the mountain, and roll 'em on down the hill

Sometimes I dream of chicks, to bring me ever lasting joys
Sometimes I dream of animals, sometimes I dream of boys
Sometimes I kill the living, sometimes I raise the dead
Sometimes I say just screw it all, and crawl back into bed

And get my rocks off, get my rocks off
Get my rocks off the mountain, and roll 'em on down the hill.

 

I Can't Touch The Sun
(Shel Silverstein)

I can't touch the clouds for you, I'll never reach the sun for you
I've never done the things that you need done for you
I've stretched as high as I can reach, I guess I'm not the one for you
'Cause I can't touch the clouds or reach the sun for you
No I can't reach the clouds or touch the sun

I can't turn back time for you, and make you sweet sixteen again
I can't turn your barren fields to green again
And I won't sit around and talk of how things might have been again
No I can't turn back time and make you young again
I can't turn back time and make you young

I hope you find somebody who can do the things I didn't do
And find the road I didn't find, and build a brighter world for you
I hope you find somebody old enough to reach and take a hold
And guide your ever changing mind, and free your ever risin' soul
But I can't, No I can't

I can't look inside your mind, and see the things you're hopin' for
And I can't help you chase the dream you're gropin' for
You say your arms are open wide, but Lord knows who they're open for
No I can't know your mind or chase your dreams with you
No I can't chase your dreams or know your mind

So say goodbye and don't look back, I've had some happy days with you
Sorry I can't be the one who stays with you
And when they ask about me, you can say I was the one with you
Who never touched the clouds or reached the sun with you
No I can't reach the clouds or touch the sun

I guess it's done, I can't touch the sun for you, ooh, ooh, ooh
I can't touch the sun, I can't no I can't, ooh, no, ooh, no
I can't touch the sun, no lord, no, hmm, hmm....

 

If I'd Only Come And Gone 
(Shel Silverstein)

If I'd only come and gone
The way I've always done with summer girls before
Shared one night with you and never reached for more
Then we wouldn't face this long and painful righting of the wrong
If I'd just come and gone

If I hadn't stayed so long
And merely parked my dusty boots outside your door
Tracked no footprints 'cross your polished hardwood floor
If I'd have left you in your doorway smilin' drowsily at the dawn
If I'd just come and gone

Then I'd be on a shinin' silver plane dippin' into Denver
Or a schooner blowin' down The Biscayne Bay
You'd be safely tucked away among the pleasure I'd remember
'Stead of lyin' here beside me fearin' restless thoughts inside me
That might awaken with the breakin' of each new day

If you'd only stopped to read
Cold hard words I carved on other bedroom walls
And heard the mornin' coffee truths I told 'em all
I'd still be on your lips like some unfinished half-remembered song
You'd never have loved me if I'd just come and gone

If I'd only come and gone
If I'd only come and gone
If I'd only come and gone

 

If Not You 
(D. Locorriere)

Who's gonna water my plants?
Who's gonna patch my pants?
And who's gonna give me the chance to feel brand new?

Who's gonna iron my shirts?
Who's gonna kiss where it hurts?
And who needs a man when he flirts the way I do?

Who if not you
Who if not you

Who if not you
Who if not you

Who's gonna wake me on time?
Who'll smile and say I look fine?
And who's gonna stay on my mind the whole day through?

Who's gonna see that I'm fed?
Who's gonna want me in bed?
But who'll watch T.V. instead because I do?

Who if not you
Who if not you

Who if not you....

 

Kiss It Away 
(Shel Silverstein)

There's a shadow on the sun I see it risin'
Kiss it away, kiss it away
And there's a hurt down deep inside that I been hidin'
Kiss it away, kiss it away
Now the hard times we been through
Oh babe we'd never mind them
We'd just kiss 'em away, we'd just kiss 'em away
And now I'm lookin' for the good times I can't find them
Must have kissed them away, guess we kissed them away

I keep thinkin' the sun will shine once more
I'm never ready for the sudden rain
Don't tell me I'm wrong, 'cause I've been told
I'm so wet and cold
Come kiss away my pain

You keep hopin' things'll change and I keep tryin'
One of these days, maybe one of these days
But there's a coldness in the air like somethin' dyin'
Kiss it away, kiss it away.

 

Last Mornin' 
(Shel Silverstein)

This is the last mornin' that I wake up in this dirty city
Looking for the sunshine as the buildings block the skies
This is the last mornin' that I wash in rusty water
Tryin' to shave a face that I don't even recognise

Down the hallway rats are skitterin'
I can smell the garbage rottin'
Hear the children cryin' in an apartment down below
This is the last mornin', that I'm gonna have to listen to it
I'm going home, yeah

This is the last mornin', that I try to breath the heavy air
Fight the crowds, avoid the traffic, watch the world turn grey
This is the last mornin' that I drink my coffee standing up
Smile and speak to strangers who just turn and walk away

This is a tough cold city here
And I'll guess I'll never cut it here
And I'm so tired of tryin' to stand against it all alone
This is the last mornin', that I'm gonna have to fight it
I'm going home, yeah

This is the last mornin' that I wear these greasy overalls
Punch the clock and do just what I'm told to get along
And face the long evenin', layin' close beside my radio
Imaginin' the kisses of the girl that sings the song

Down below the subway's screaming
As I lay here halfway dreaming
Looking at the ceiling, wondering where, the dream went wrong (where, where)
This is the last mornin', that I'm gonna have to think about it
I'm going home

I'm going home
I'm going home
I'm going home

 

Makin' It Natural
(Shel Silverstein & Jeffrey Comanor)

I'm gonna throw my grass out the window
Crumple up my papers too
Give away my speed, Cause all I'm gonna need
Is just a little bit of love from you

And we'll be makin' it natural
Ain't it just about time
That old stuff I was so keen on
I no longer have to lean on
Cause your love's enough to keep me high

Now if any you heads want some Panama red
All you gotta do is to reach out your hand
I'll trade my stash for just a little bit of cash
To buy a simple golden wedding band

And we'll be makin' it natural
But don't you ask me how
It's been the cause of all my sorrow
But I think I'll start tomorrow
'Cause I sure could use a hit right now

I'm gonna throw it out the window, some day
Give away my cocaine
Bust my spikes and flush a million mikes
Of acid right down the drain
And we'll be makin' it natural, makin' it natural.......

 

Mama I'll Sing One Song For You 
(Shel Silverstein)

Well I've sung my songs on dusty roads and dirty city sidewalks
To them sweatin' hard eyed brakemen, in the rail yards I rolled through
I've sung in blue wall papered rooms to girls I played at lovin'
Now Mama…I'm gonna sing one song for you

Mama let me tell you that I've never lost the mem'ry
Of the tender things you told me, and the gentle things you'd do
And though I've grown away and other arms reach out to hold me
Mama…I'll sing one song for you

You say you'd like to have me here to help you through the winter
But you say it with a wistful smile like you already knew
That your boy's no good at stayin' still that's words that need sayin'
And Mama… I'll sing one song for you

And tomorrow I'll be movin' out on them dusty country back roads
Some sweatin' hard eyed brakeman may hear a tune or two
And the girl in the blue wall papered room she'll ask where I been hidin'
And I'll tell 'em I stopped and sang one song for you

Mama let me tell you that I've never lost the mem'ry
Of the tender things you told me, and the gentle things you'd do
And though I've grown away and other arms reach out to hold me
Mama…I'll sing one song for you

 

Sing Me A Rainbow
(Shel Silverstein)

Josie it's been a long hard day
Down the road to where it's at I must have lost my way
When I got there they said I was too late
Now you're the only one can get me straight

So won't you sing me a rainbow Josie roll me a song
Just tonight make it right 'cause it's been wrong for oh so long
There's lots of shades of darkness, Josie deep inside a man
So sing me a rainbow if you can

The train I went to meet had come and gone
Seems like I spend all my time gettin' off and gettin' on
I sold my mind and gave my dreams away
And tomorrow I'll start lookin' 'round for yesterday

But 'til then sing me a rainbow Josie roll me a song
Just tonight make it right 'cause it's been wrong for oh so long
There's lots of kinds of hunger Josie you don't understand
So sing me a rainbow if you can

If you can, if you can
Sing me a rainbow if you can.

 

The Cover Of The Rolling Stone 
(Shel Silverstein)

(Hey Ray, hey sugar, tell them who we are)

Well, we're big rock singers, we got golden fingers and we're loved everywhere we go (That sounds like us)
We sing about beauty and we sing about truth at ten thousand dollars a show (Right)
We take all kinds of pills, that give us all kind of thrills but the thrill we've never known
Is the thrill that'll get you when you get your picture on the cover of The Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone, wanna see my picture on the cover
Wanna buy five copies for my mother (Yeah!)
Wanna see my smilin' face, on the cover of The Rolling Stone

(That's a very very good idea)

I got a freaky old lady name o' Cocaine Kitty who embroiders on my jeans
I got my poor ol' grey haired daddy, drivin' my limousine
Now it's all designed to blow our minds but our minds won't really be blown
Like the blow that'll getcha when you get your picture on the cover of The Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone, wanna see my picture on the cover
Wanna buy five copies for my mother (Yeah!)
Wanna see my smilin' face, on the cover of The Rolling Stone

(Hey, I know how...)
(ROCK AND ROLL!)

(Aww, dats beautiful)

We got a lot of little teenage blue eyed groupies who'll do anything we say
We got a genuine Indian guru, who's teachin' us a better way
We got all the friends, that money can buy, so we'll never have to be alone
And we keep gettin' richer but we can't get our picture on the cover of The Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone, wanna see my picture on the cover
Wanna buy five copies for my mother (I want one!)
Wanna see my smilin' face, on the cover The Rolling Stone

On the cover of the
Rolling Stone, wanna see my picture on the cover (I don't know why we ain't on the cover, baby)
Gonna buy five copies for my mother (We're beautiful fellows)
Wanna see my smiling face (I ain't kidding ya)
On the cover of The Rolling Stone (Ah, we would make a beautiful cover)

(The first shot, right up front man, I can see it now)
(We would be on the front smilin' man)
(Aahhhhh beautiful)

 

The Things I Didn't Say 
(Shel Silverstein)

I didn't say, "Don't do it babe" when she packed up to go
I didn't say "Come back here honey and try with me once more"
And when she asked me if I loved her, I just turned away
She's gone and now I'm hearing all the things I didn't say

I didn't say "I'm sorry babe, 'cause half the fault was mine"
I didn't say "We'll work it out, 'cause all we need is love and faith and time"
I said "If that's the way you want it, I won't stand in your way"
She's gone and now I'm hearing all the things I didn't say

I didn't take her in my arms and kiss away her tears
I didn't say "My life don't mean a thing if you ain't here"
I thought of all the many games I'd be free to play
But all I do is listen to the things I didn't say

I didn't say "Take off your coat, I'll make some coffee and a talk"
I didn't say "The motorway is such a long and lonely, endless walk"
I said "Goodbye, good luck and God bless you", then she walked away
And left me here to live with all the things I didn't say

And now I guess she'll never hear the things I didn't say.

 

Turn On The World 
(Shel Silverstein)

Turn on the world, give them a taste of how free your love can be
Turn on the world, you don't wanna waste all your warmth on me
You say you've got wings, teach them to fly
Teach them to love and not question why
Teach them to live and then just watch them die
As you turn on the world

Turn on the world, I'm just one man and that ain't enough for you
Turn on the world, you know you can girl, it won't be too tough for you
Reach for your star, ride the highway
Pick up the souls that wait to be saved
All you can give me you already gave
Now go turn on the world

But where my mind goes now, is no longer your concern
You're hearing new voices now
And I'm just a place to hide
You've got so many choices now
You don't know where to turn, turn, turn
Turn on the world

Turn on the world, live life to the hilt, march to your own sweet tune
Turn on the world, don't stop for the guilt 'cause it might ruin your afternoon
You say I should smile, stand and be strong
'Cause we had our time, and we sang our song
Don't worry about me babe just run along
And go turn on the world

Oh show them how real your love can be
Turn on the world
You don't wanna waste, don't wanna waste
Don't wanna waste an hour on me

You say you've got wings, teach them to fly
Teach them to love and not question why
Teach them to live and then just watch them die
As you turn on the world

Go now.

 

When She Cries 
(Shel Silverstein)

No one knows my lady when she's lonely
No one sees the fantasies and fears my lady hides
There are those who've shared her love and laughter
But no one hears my lady when she cries…but me
No one hears my lady when she cries

And when she cries she makes you wanna run
And chase the sun and bring it back
To brighten up a corner of her dark and troubled skies
When she cries

You may have seen her lyin' in your lamplight
And if you've heard her whispered words, it comes as no surprise
So be the one she shares her secret smiles with
But send me back my lady when she cries…for me
My lady's gonna need me when she cries

And when she cries she makes you wanna run
And chase the sun and bring it back
So bring me back my lady when she cries...for me
'Cause my lady's gonna need me when she cries.

 

When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman
(Even Stevens)

When you're in love with a beautiful woman it's hard
When you're in love with a beautiful woman you know its hard
'Cause everybody wants her, everybody loves her
Everybody wants to take your baby home

When you're in love with a beautiful woman you watch your friends
When you're in love with a beautiful woman it never ends
You know that is crazy and you wanna trust her
Then somebody hangs up when you answer the phone

When you're in love with a beautiful woman you go it alone
Maybe it's just an ego problem, problem is that I've been fooled before
By fair-weather friends and faint hearted lovers
And every time it happens it just convinces me more

When you're in love with a beautiful woman you watch her eyes
When you're in love with a beautiful woman you look for lies
'Cause everybody tempts her everybody tells her
She's the most beautiful woman they know

When you're in love with a beautiful woman you go it alone.

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