AL STEWART lyrics - 24 Carrots

Paint By Numbers

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When all the help in the world won't get you by When all the friends that you lean on let you down, You'll wonder why I see you there with your painting box And your oils and brushes and your artist's smocks What'll you do if the Muse gets lost When I'm gone? You painted me in the way you said you knew I don't believe that I saw myself In anything you drew I say you never quite caught it right You say you see me in a different light What'll you do with your black and white When I'm gone You paint by numbers I never noticed it before You paint by numbers It's just a closing of an open door When you're looking round You won't see me no more You paint by numbers Staying here in this room just makes me pale I never really could fit into your geometric scale I see you measure my profile up And you mix your paints in a broken cup What'll you do if the brush gets stuck When I'm gone You paint by numbers I never noticed it before You paint by numbers It's just a closing of an open door When you're looking round You won't see me no more You paint by numbers

Open Your Eyes

BONNIE MCKEE "Trouble"
Day after day it was always you, And the sky came tumbling down Smoke in the air all i want is truth And i am a light that's a glow that's a light that's a warm place in your heart you kept turning me on and off til i went out and you were standing shivering in the dark Open your eyes, And see me leaving, Closing the door, da da da da da da da da da da da I wont think twice, when you come pleading not anymore da da da da da da da Hope was a dream that i had of you In the soft warm slumber of dawn. I must keep in mind that reality Can be painful if neglected to long i am aware that i will soon be released to the muzzy of a concrete jungle I thought that i could glide right in but instead It's over loneliness and pride i stumble Open your eyes, And see me leaving, Closing the door, da da da da da da da da da da da I wont think twice, when you come pleading not anymore no no no Open your eyes, And see that i am not afraid of saying goodbye Your strikes are up i'm gone So don't even try, Cuz i'm telling you right now hey that i'm a free young woman and i gotta be moving on once i was lost in my stride and getting you off, was my life i was in doubt now i know that getting rid of you was all i needed to grow once i was lost Now i'm found with my adidas, on the ground once i was blind, now i see the negative effect that you were having on me Open your eyes, And see me leaving, Closing the door, da da da da da da da da da da da I wont think twice, when you come pleading not anymore not anymore no no no You're not the man, That i remmber, tell me your name da da da da da da da da da da da cold empty seats that long November you never came no no oohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh da da da da da da da da da da da oooooooooooooo eh yeah da da da da da da da da da da da oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh no no da da da da da da da da da da da open your eyes and see me see me leaving oh ooooohhhhh (da da da da da da da da da da da) ooooooooooooooo

The Stars The Play With Laughing Sam's Dice

JIMI HENDRIX "South Saturn Delta"
The stars up above that play with laughing sam's dice They make us feel the world was made for us The zodiac glass that bleams come through the skies It will happen soon, for you And a way we go Yeah Thank you very much Thank you very much And now we would like to bring to you our wide lonely freindly neighborhood Experience me Right now listen The milky way express is loaded, all aboard I promise each and every one fo you you won't be bored What i'm really concerned about Is my grand-new pair of butterfly roller skates Thank you, thank you No throwing cigarette butts out the window No throwing cigarette butts out the window Now if you look to your right you'll se saturn If you look to the left you'll see mars I hope your brought your parachutes with you Hey look out! Look out for that door Don't open that door Don't open that door Oh well That's the way it goes Hey, everything is all right now

Tomorrow Night In Baltimore

WAYLON JENNINGS "Cedartown, Georgia"
Her head rolls back and forth Against the billows of her long black shiny hair As she contemplates the ecstasy Of another love she wishes was there. If she could only realize That the love I have could beckon her command Instead of laughing endlessly And pushin' back advances with her hands. Every night I see her leave A nightmare of illusions when she's gone And it leaves a granite statue In a man with a pain that lingers on. The gaudy goodbye can't replace The girlish giggle of her sweet hello But tonight I've made my crumbled mind up That I'll never, ever let her go. Many nights I've watched her tease By shifting all her weight from hip to hip And with her hands brush back the falling strands That cover up her satin lips. She struts upon the stage and her fallen victims Are calling out for more But she leaves 'em stranded helplessly And exits to her dressing room door. Tonight I'm gonna take her I've infiltrated past the guarded door But she just hurries by me Carrying all those scanty costumes that she wore. And asks a sawed off cigar smoking cat If he would open up the door Then she told them to load the baggage 'Cause they open tomorrow night in Baltimore. God if I have to crawl I'm gonna be there tomorrow night in Baltimore...

Outdoors

JASON MRAZ
All day I've been inside And I've got the feeling I'm trapped between the walls And underneath the ceiling I feel a bit off track And I'm trying to get back Back in the cool, cool air where the sun is shining Nothing's going to stop me It's all in the timing It's finally again my turn It's time to return 'Cause I won't stay inside no more No more I can not wait to go Outdoors Well open up your door and be like me Open up your door and then breathe free And look at all the beauty you'll feel Loved, loved, loved, loved Listen to the music of the wind and the birdies sing We're just one big family And all of nature deserves to be Loved, loved, loved, loved, Loved So, I won't stay inside no more No more It can not wait, I'm sure There's need to run and hide Let's go explore It feels so great let's go outdoors (Don't cha do) Everyone come on come on out here Where the air is fresh and clear So, I won't stay inside no more No more It can not wait Let's go outdoors Well, open up your door and be like me Open up your door and then breathe free And look at all the beauty and you'll find the earth and the sky is yours So please go, there's no need, there's no need to hide inside Let's go explore This will, this will feel so great Let's go outdoors

Hurricane Party

JAMES MCMURTRY "Just Us Kids"
The hurricane party's windin' down and we're all waitin' for the end And I don't won't another drink, I only want that last one again He gave me such a fine glow, smokin' slow, now I should probably be homeward bound There's just no one to talk to when the lines go down I guess that in the morning I'll go lookin' for my gray-striped cat My old house can take the weather so I'm not too concerned about that It was built to take the wind back in nineteen-and-ten when this was one damned fine town But now there's no one to talk to when the lines go down Candles flickered on the back bar and the building was shakin' with the wind I bought a whiskey for the gypsy and she turned my leather back into skin Just a fleeting sense of that rare suspense I once thought made the world go round But now there's no one to talk to when the lines go down Open up your back screen door Let me see your face once more My hands are cold and my feet so sore And I can't go on this way And the thoughts come too fast and too many to keep count, best just to let 'em on through Now I'm breaking those glass insulators with my old 22 Off the telephone polls as a half dollar rolls across the knuckles of a rodeo clown There's just no one to talk to when the lines go down My one great love, my God, I can feel her still She ran off to California and now she's living in those Hollywood hills With some bullfrog prince, I've not seen her since Though she calls when he's out of town And there's no one to talk to when the lines go down Open up your back screen door Let me in your space once more I was looking for an easy score But it just don't work that way Some insurance man-biker is yellin' out for one more beer But a part-time pirate just can't get much respect around here We got our problems too, man we'll get to you In just a minute, sit your drunk ass down Yeah, there's no one to talk to when the lines go down Now there's water up past the wheel wells of my Ford and I don't guess that it'll run But I left a pack of Winston's on the dash, could you fetch 'em for me son? The morning's first cigarette, that's as good as it gets all day I should know by now But there's no one to talk to when the lines go down

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