AL STEWART lyrics - Modern Times

Not The One

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It's the kind of grey November day that washes away reflections In the eyes of hotel porters And the latticed wooden benches by the sea contain no travellers Or Irish lady authors And the girl in the raincoat walks the lanes of Brighton With her collar turned against the wind And hovers in the doorways of second-hand bookshops Among the dust and fading print And you're not the one she's thinking of And you're not the one she really wants Just a point along the line she's leaving from She goes into a cafe, orders tea, looks at the menu But there's nothing really on it And the place is as deserted as a plaza in a heat-wave And the cloth has jam upon it But the girl in the raincoat doesn't stop to count the tea-leaves Or turn to see the mists around the sun For the winter's unfolding around her And it's time for moving on And you're not the one she's thinking of And you're not the one she really wants Just a station on the line she's leaving from And so you sit there in the middle of the carpet With her suitcases around you And it comes to you she journeyed to the center of your life But she never really found you Just another girl in a raincoat Who shared the passing of the days And you're glad of the warmth that she gave you And you hardly need to say That she's not the one you're thinking of No she's not the one you really want Just a point along the line you're leaving from

Thinking About You

BLAZIN' SQUAD "Now Or Never"
Thinking About You Rocky Yo baby girl Are you missin me Cos im still missin u All I'm just callin to say that I'm really, really missin u girl Still wanna be apart of your world I gotta let you know That I cant let go Its kinda lonely baby Flava I think I need you more than life itself But I aint about to put down the mic for a girl I'm feelin your pain I still just the same Just one difference I'm Flava you still love James Pick up the phone cos I know you wanna speak Its been a week I aint a creep Fulfilled your needs and fantasies Just like the old times Remember the old rhymes On the cold streets we first met Seemed so right All And It don't matter what your friends may say Cos I still think about you everyday And I just wanna get close to you Tell we what I gotta do girl I'm just callin to say that I'm really, really missin u girl Still wanna be apart of your world I gotta let you know That I cant let go Its kinda lonely baby I wanted to say I'm still thinking about you everyday I wanna see your pretty smile again I gotta let you know Still thinking about you can't let go Spike- E I've got something to say Times we chilled together held each other slipping away And now I feel I cant hold another Missing each day now there's no one here to run to cover Missing you babe now I feel I never find another lover Missing your ways and each day is the same It rains sitting here lonely feeling rage and pain But if you come back soon babe Times don't change I'll always be here and here I'll stay And It don't matter what your friends may say Cos I still think about you everyday And I just wanna get close to you Tell we what I gotta do girl I'm just callin to say that I'm really, really missin u girl Still wanna be apart of your world I gotta let you know That I cant let go Its kinda lonely baby I wanted to say I'm still thinking about you everyday I wanna see your pretty smile again I gotta let you know Still thinking about you can't let go Krazy Theres only one thing I got to say That is that I'll miss you everyday We were made for each other I know I was wrong I'm still thinking about ya I want to know what I did wrong All I know is I got to stay be strong I need you I want you I need you to hold Baby won't you come back home And It don't matter what your friends may say Cos I still think about you everyday And I just wanna get close to you Tell we what I gotta do girl I'm just callin to say that I'm really, really missin u girl Still wanna be apart of your world I gotta let you know That I cant let go Its kinda lonely baby I wanted to say I'm still thinking about you everyday I wanna see your pretty smile again I gotta let you know Still thinking about you can't let go

Don't Waste Your Time

MARY J BLIGE "Mary"
(feat. Aretha Franklin) [Mary] Lately I've got this funny feeling Something don't feel the same But he's telling me I'm the one to blame Yes I know that he still gives me good loving But when he's deep inside There's somebody else on his mind [1] - [Aretha] Don't waste your time [Mary] But it gets so hard to know [Aretha] Just walk away [Mary] You say that I gotta let go [Both] Seen it a millions times before [Aretha] You shouldn't take his stuff no more [Mary] Can't waste my time [Aretha] Girl, it's not hard to know [Mary] Should walk away [Aretha] Oh, you've gotta let him go [Both] Seen it a millions times before [Mary] Shouldn't take his ish no more [Aretha] Sister girl, sister girl It's much deeper than what you're thinking When something don't feel the same Hey you better believe his love has change (And I have been telling you, telling you) And what you're telling me (Cuz it's been hurting me, hurting me) It ain't, ain't any fool can see He's got a sweetie on the side Stop making truth out of his lies [Repeat 1] [Aretha & Mary] What's the point of love When you got no trust What's the point of staying When you seen enough What's the point of giving What he don't deserve [Mary] He don't deserve it No you don't deserve it [Aretha] Oh what's the point of feeling [Aretha & Mary] Like there's nothing inside What's the point of saying That you still got your pride What's the point of giving What he don't deserve This is a lesson of love [Repeat 1 with ad libs until fade]

Million

Jawbreaker
Would that you could touch this angel in a clutch of snakes Oh pretty, pretty, I'm aflame. So excited, so unslept Somewhat littered, so unswept You have to sleep before you wake. I am spilled and poured I am peeled and cored I am hanging from the floor. Flicker like a freak through a sleepless week In a black cell of forever. There's a point to this A point I think I often miss Oh clever, clever, where's your heart? You can turn the phrase until it reads a million ways It makes no sense, but it's as good as it is sad. I am sad, elated I am segregated There's this stitching and it's itching. All my friends are dead, Asleep in distant beds At least these enemies stay close. Take me to the pretty ones I want to be a pretty one Sign me to a nice girl, so she can ruin me..eternally. They offered me a million bucks All I want's a steady f---. Oh steady, steady, where are you? Channel surf a sea of static, see the prize but you can't have it There's something thankless in a wish fulfilled. I am thrilled and bored I'm unskilled, adored All of both and none of one. I would kill for more I haven't killed before I could set this heart on stun. Take me to the pretty ones I want to be original Sign me to a nice girl So I can sing her something meaningful. In my perfect world I'd be signed to a nice girl It would cost one million kisses.

Cover Me Up

JASON ISBELL "Southeastern"
A heart on the run keeps a hand on the gun you can't trust anyone I was so sure what I needed was more tried to shoot out the sun Days when we raged, we flew off the page such damage was done But I made it through, cause somebody knew I was meant for someone So girl, leave your boots by the bed we ain't leaving this room Till someone needs medical help or the magnolias bloom It's cold in this house and I ain't going out to chop wood So cover me up and know you're enough to use me for good Put your faith to the test when I tore off your dress in Richmond on high But I sobered up and I swore off that stuff forever, this time And the old lovers sing “I thought it'd be me who helped him get home” But home was a dream, one I'd never seen till you came along So girl, hang your dress up to dry we ain't leaving this room Till Percy Priest breaks open wide and the river runs through And carries this house on the stones like a piece of driftwood Cover me up and know you're enough to use me for good So girl, leave your boots by the bed we ain't leaving this room Till someone needs medical help or the magnolias bloom It's cold in this house and I ain't going out to chop wood So cover me up and know you're enough to use me for good Cover me up and know you're enough to use me for good

Point Blank

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN "The River"
Do you still say your prayers little darling Do you go to bed at night Praying that tomorrow, everything will be allright But tomorrow's fall in number in number one by one You wake up and you're dying you don't even know what from Well they shot you point blank you been shot in the back Baby point blank you been fooled this time, little girl that's a fact Right between the eyes baby, point blank Right between the pretty lies that they tell Little girl you fell You grew up where young girls they grow up fast You took what you were handed and left behind what was asked But what they asked baby wasn't right You didn't have to live that live I was gonna be your Romeo you were gonna be my Juliet These days you don't wait for Romeo's, you wait on that welfare check And on all the pretty things that you can't ever have and on all the promises That always end up point blank, shot between the eyes Point blank like little white lies you tell to ease the pain You're walking in the sights, girl of point blank And it's one false move and baby the lights go out Once I dreamed we were together again Baby you and me Back home in those old clubs the way we used to be We were standing at the bar it was hard to hear The band was playing loud and you were shouting something in my ear You pulled my jacket off and as the drummer counted four You grabbed my hand and pulled me out on the floor You just stood there and held me, then you started dancing slow And as I pulled you tighter I swore I'd never let you go Well I saw you last night down on the avenue Your face was in the shadows but I knew that it was you You were standing in the doorway out of the rain You didn't answer when I called out your name You just turned and then you looked away Like just another stranger waiting to get blown away Point blank, right between the eyes Point blank, right between the pretty lies you fell Point blank, shot straight through the heart Yea point blank, you've been twisted up till you've become just another part of it Point blank, you're walking in the sights Point blank, living one false move, just one false move away Point blank, they caught you in their sights Point blank, did you forget how to love, girl did you forget how to fight Point blank, they must have shot you in the head Cause point blank, bang bang baby you're dead

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