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Slip-Sliding Away

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Slip-sliding away, slip-sliding away You know the nearer the destination the more you're slip-sliding away And I know a man, he came from my home town He wore this bad shirt for his woman like a thorny crown He said, "Dolores, I live in fear" "My love for you is so overpowering I'm afraid that I will disappear" He's slip-sliding away, slip-sliding away You know the nearer the destination the more you're slip-sliding away And I know a woman, became a wife These are the very words she uses to describe her life She says, "A good day ain't got not rain" She said, "A bad day is when I lie in bed and think of things that might've been" She's slip-sliding away, slip-sliding away You know the nearer the destination the more you're slip-sliding away You're slip-sliding away, slip-sliding away You know the nearer the destination the more you're slip-sliding away Mmhmmm And I know a father who had a son He longed to tell him all the reasons for the things he'd done He came a long way just to explain He kissed his boy as he lay sleeping and he turned around and headed home again He's slip-sliding, slip-sliding away You know the nearer the destination the more you're slip-sliding away Slip-sliding away, slip-sliding away You know the nearer the destination the more you're slip-sliding away

Shades Of Scarlett Conquering

JONI MITCHELL "The Hissing Of Summer Lawns"
Out of the fire like catholic saints Comes scarlett and her deep complaint Mimicking tenderness she sees In sentimental movies A celluloid rider comes to town Cinematic lovers sway Plantations and sweeping ballroom gowns Take her breath away Out in the wind in crinolines Chasing the ghosts of gable and flynn Through stand-in boys and extra players Magnolias hopeful in her auburn hair She comes from a school of southern charm She likes to have things her way Any man in the world holding out his arm Would soon be made to pay Friends have told her not so proud Neighbors trying to sleep and yelling "not so loud" Lovers in anger "block of ice" Harder and harder just to be nice Given in the night to dark dreams From the dark things she feels She covers her eyes in the x-rated scenes Running from the reels Beauty and madness to be praised 'cause it is not easy to be brave To walk around in so much need To carry the weight of all that greed Dressed in stolen clothes she stands Cast iron and frail With her impossibly gentle hands And her blood-red fingernails Out of the fire and still smoldering She says "a woman must have everything" Shades of scarlett conquering She says "a woman must have everything"

Modern Woman

BILLY JOEL "The Bridge"
You see her sitting with her coffee and her paper With her high top sneakers of Italian design With a long cool stare she aggravates the tension Makes up her face while she makes up her mind Now you're in trouble, maybe she's an intellectual What if she figures out you're not very smart Or maybe she's the quiet type who's into heavy metal Boy, you got to get it settled Cause she's breaking your heart Don't try to put on an act You can't do that to a modern woman And you're an old fashioned man She understands the things you're doin' She's a modern woman She looks sleek and she seems so professional She's got a lot of confidence, it's easy to see You want to make a move But you feel so inferior Cause under that exterior Is someone who's free She's got style and she's got her own money So she's not another honey you can quickly disarm She's got the eyes that make you realize She won't be hypnotized by your usual charm You've got your plan of attack That won't attract the modern woman When you're an old fashioned man She understands the things you're doin' She's a modern woman Time goes by and you're sharing an apartment She says she loves you but she doesn't know why In the morning she leaves you with your coffee and your paper It's a strange situation for an old fashioned guy But times have changed Things are not the same, baby You overcame such a bad attitude Rock and roll just used to be for kicks And nowadays it's politics And after 1986 what else could be new You got to learn to relax And face the facts of modern woman And you're an old fashioned man She understands the things you're doin' She's a modern woman

Little Things

J RICE "The Covers"
Your hand fits in mine Like it's made just for me But bear this in mind It was meant to be And I'm joining up the dots with the freckles on your cheeks And it all makes sense to me I know you've never loved The crinkles by your eyes When you smile You've never loved Your stomach or your thighs, The dimples in your back at the bottom of your spine But I'll love them endlessly I won't let these little things slip out of my mouth But if I do It's you Oh, it's you they add up to I'm in love with you And all these little things You can't go to bed without a cup of tea And maybe that's the reason that you talk in your sleep And all those conversations are the secrets that I keep Though it makes no sense to me I know you've never loved The sound of your voice on tape You never want To know how much you weigh You still have to squeeze into your jeans But you're perfect to me I won't let these little things slip out of my mouth But if it's true It's you, It's you they add up to I'm in love with you And all these little things You'll never love yourself half as much as I love you You'll never treat yourself right, darling, but I want you to. If I let you know I'm here for you Maybe you'll love yourself like I love you, oh. And I've just let these little things slip out of my mouth 'Cause it's you, Oh, it's you, It's you they add up to And I'm in love with you And all these little things I won't let these little things slip out of my mouth But if it's true It's you, It's you they add up to I'm in love with you And all your little things

When A Woman Doesn't Want You

ELTON JOHN "The One"
She may be lost She may be out of bounds All her tenderness and charms could be something A man like me has never found But in her woman's way She's still a little girl The things that she wants, the things that she needs Oh well the choice is hers 'Cause you can't take a woman When she doesn't want you And you can't be a man If you're blind to reason Man might be strong But true love is stronger You gotta play it straight When a woman doesn't want you Her voice invites Her eyes say more than words But her needs and complications Can tear away the memory of last night's girl And if you're weak Yeah we're all weak sometime The best things can wait The best times they come Oh when strength is kind And if you can't read her Leave her alone And if you don't know by now She's not someone's prize And you can't take her home

Love, Love, Love

JOHN PRINE "German Afternoons"
He stumbled through the alley with his long coat on Nothing but a bottle in his hand She sat in her apartment lonesome to the bone Wondering what had happened to her man Chorus: Love, love, love, love Nobody ever understands All the things that go, Between a woman and a man. When they'd walk down the sidewalk the street would shine With the kind of love no human heart can fake And they vowed to stay together till the end of time Like the couple that stands on top of the wedding cake Repeat Chorus: If I should live to a ripe old age The only lesson I may ever learn Is to not stand so close to the flame of love Unless you are willing to get burned Repeat Chorus: All the things that go, Between a woman and a man.

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