AL STEWART lyrics - Between The Wars

Lindy Comes To Town

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Lindy flew his plane across the dark Atlantic Put her down near Paris and the crowds went frantic They raced across the field, to touch the wings and wheels And reach inside the cockpit just to see if he was real Back in New York City people watched and waited The news came down the wire and they celebrated And in that time so brief, it was everyone's belief That the world had grown no bigger than a pocket handkerchief When Lindy comes to town and all the bands are playing When Lindy comes to town and all the flags are waving Mr Coolidge he will say, it's a public holiday You can see them ride down Wall Street in a tickertape parade I want to be there in that crown upon that bright, bright morning And I can tell the world I saw a new day dawning With my baby by my side in among that human tide I want to be right there when Lindy comes to town Every day is better than the one before it If I see a raincloud then I'll just ignore it Everybody says it'll get much better yet It's 1927 and my whole life lies ahead Gonna get myself a car and find a place to park it Get a little cash and put it in the market And on my wedding day I will turn around and say There never was a better time than this one anyway When Lindy comes to town and all the bands are playing When Lindy comes to town and all the flags are waving Mr Coolidge he will say, it's a public holiday You can see them ride down Wall Street in a tickertape parade I want to be there in that crown upon that bright, bright morning And I can tell the world I saw a new day dawning With my baby by my side in among that human tide I want to be right there when Lindy comes to town

Look Away

JOHN ANDERSON "Seminole Wind"
Bobby took a trip to his Georgia hometown To the land of dreams and just to have a look around He parked his car at the courthouse square But it was like a ghost town, there was nobody there And Jim's Drugstore was a tanning salon He asked an old man, "Where's ev'rybody gone?" He found them out at the shopping center Where Highway One meets Interstate Twenty The country boys weren't wearing overalls They were wearing suits made of camouflage Southern belles talking like "Valley Girls" He scratched his head and said, "What in the world?" [Chorus:] Dixie's had a facelift, I guess she's looking better But I kinda liked the old one, I never will forget her Look away Johnny took a trip to his Florida hometown To the land of his dreams and just to have a look around At first he thought that he was on the wrong road 'Cause he didn't see any orange groves Now, trailer parks and condos grew on the land that he once knew He saw the city limits sign and guessed he'd crossed the city line There were strangers everywhere he went, with loud sport shirts and strange accents They took the north and they moved it south, he said, "Shut my redneck mouth!" [Chorus] Billy took a trip to his Tennessee town To the land of his dreams and just to have a look around He drove his car down Music Row To look up stars he used to know But the secretaries wouldn't let him in, "Leave your name and call again" So, he thought he'd get some barbeque at a little place that he once knew But all he found were sushi bars and dealerships for foreign cars And buildings that reached for the sky, he said, "Where the hell am I?" Dixie's had a facelift, I guess she's looking better But I kinda liked the old one, I never will forget her Look away, gone away, far away, Dixieland

No Idea

JOE BUDDEN "Mood Muzik 4: A Turn 4 The Worst"
[Verse 1] Look, I was always told you can't make it make sense don't trust it So I'll be out the country with the phone off, fuck it Grown from when I was dusted But took something away out of every moment I suffered So y'all can go on and judge it There's a reason that I'm tellin baby girl she gotta practice patience I plan on changing my ways I'm just procrastinating Putting it off like I'll never be in a casket layin With both my parents going crazy as the pastor's praying Prideful, I don't even succumb when I'm defeated All it do is get me mad, and I'm comfortable heated I come from a family of drunks, I'm the one that succeeded So nowadays I talk to God when nothing is needed I'm sorry I don't speak the language of Rappers in the closet, but they won't hang it up I'm only trying to build what they attempt to destroy We had a perfect game until it was Jim Joyce'd Check it, what was once so majestic Is now only adored by epileptics I record to resurrect it, by my own accord I can't accept it But when something gives you nightmares, can you afford to recollect it If you can just know them odds stacked Airplanes ain't shooting stars, you can't B.O.B. that I found out when discussing paper Some will sell their soul and deal with the repercussions later [Chorus] With every curve they throw Every shot that blows, I'm still here It be the ones that's pretending to know that really have no Idea I just let em all go ahead and speak my name How far you gonna reach for fame Go ahead and fuck up your career I don't care, cause they have no idea [Verse 2] So sick it's livid, all pics are vivid A stiff of being gifted, gotta be equipped to live with His critics, misquote him and miss tidbits So he's mislabeled, misunderstood, misfit'd Anytime I was misinformed or misguided I went and got advice from a dude that wouldn't apply it And he'll give out that lesson for free Without a grudge, but I keep the past present with me So every morning on the wake up, and she's applying make up I'm pondering all the different ways for us to break u Women have a tendency to get fickle Predictable, lie and say his dick little It be the ones you could see yourself with forever Giving you a lecture talking about you neglect her Couple years in, the strip club will upset her And she'll act like you ain't have them same habits when you met her When you can't take her You start dropping hints for her to read between the lines But she'll act like Fantasia It'll be so much to be said but no one will convey it The relationship will be over but no one will say it A doomed fate, living with who you'd soon hate Ex life partners trying to co-exist as roommates Once you go through it you'll believe it And you'll never give a woman more than you'll want her to leave with [Chorus] [Verse 3] How can the fans think us rappers are invincible Cant find anything about that logic that's sensible I'm thinkin they should know better off of principle To them we're action heroes, to labels we're Expendables My old approach was apprehensible Some started thinkin their 15 minutes of fame was extendable They dont cherish the moment like they probably should Once they star's submitted they act Hollywood Gwapped up stacks to grip Now you're being chauffeured in the back of whips, life style's immaculate Out of touch with reality, I'll help you get a grasp of it Success breeds change, but so does a lack of it The homie's sending out subliminals, Since you a failed rapper, failed criminal, four bars is the minimal Since you ain't from the streets I'll help and tell you the way it works Say a nigga snitching, I'm saying show me the paper work I don't get why the inferior bother to diss me Heart of my city, when I go take a part of it with me I think god will understand that was part of my misery So instead of "father forgive me" it's "father ya dig me?" Spectated just to see if I'd get checkmated Less progress brings less hatred which would segue it I learned the hard way somethings are better kept sacred Fail at given em your all, you'll just be left naked [Chorus]

Editions Of You

ROXY MUSIC "For Your Pleasure"
(Ferry) Well I'm here looking through an old picture frame Just waiting for the perfect view I hope something special will step in to my life Another fine edition of you A pin-up done in shades of blue Sometimes you find a yearning for the quiet life The country air and all its joys But badgers couldn't compensate at twice the price For just another night with the boys oh yeah And boys will be boys, will be boys They say love's a gamble, hard to win, easy lose And while sun shines you'd better make hay So if life is your table and fate is the wheel Then let the chips fall where they may In modern times the modern way And as I was drifting past the Lorelei I heard those slinky sirens wail - whooo So look out sailor when you hear them croon You'll never been the same again oh no Their crazy music drives you insane - this way So love, leave me. do what you will -Who knows what tomorrow might bring' Learn from your mistakes is my only advice And stay cool is still the main rule Don't play yourself for a fool Too much cheesecake too soon Old money's better than new No mention in the latest Tribune And don't let this happen to you

Summer, Summer

THE ALMOST "Monster Monster"
Walking around, looking down For something better There's nothing better Some old weird and familiar sound It's just you leaving town, my God August came around Summer comes and leaves you with a fever That you caught When you were young Summer goes, makes you feel like life is real And hanging on for more Empty streets, empty me Just call me vagabond Wondering in the sun This is getting sort of old Wandering aimlessly Is it empty streets or empty me? Hanging, hanging Holding on for me, hoping, praying This will all start over Come back for me We will walk the streets Of this old town Make me a promise This will all come back around

Home Town2

Larger Than Life
So cold tonight Outside I, stare up at another endless sky Tomorrow I will leave this town for good for now Isn't it so damn funny how these things work out I said it all, my last good-bye Remembering all those times when I Were sure of myself and my place in this life And I shout and find myself alone tonight I'm staring back at you I start to drive away The distance grows and I realize That I am gone to stay this time. I left my home town now I'm wondering when all these said and all is done Will you still be the one to drag me down! So cold tonight Outside I, stare up at another endless sky Tomorrow I will leave this town for good for now Isn't it so damn funny how these things work out I said it all, my last good-bye Remembering all those times when I Were sure of myself and my place in this life And I shout and find myself alone tonight I'm staring back at you I start to drive away The distance grows and I realize That I am gone to stay this time. I left my home town now I'm wondering when all these said and all is done Will you still be the one to drag me down! You drag me down! X 3 Yeah yeah yeah you! You drag me down!

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