HARRY CHAPIN lyrics - Dance Band on the Titanic

Why Should People Stay The Same

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You were chasing him down Braodway on that white-hot July, 'Cause he thought he'd got a message from some holy man on high. He said his chance had finally come; he'd done it on his own, He had to leave his past behind; the first thing that had to go--was home. You put him in an aeroplane and packed your life and clothes, You learned all the lessons that the suitcase lady knows. He said, Something still drags me back from where I'm heading to, You didn't really understand, 'til the next thing that had to go--was you. Some things are sacrificed and some things remain, Some things bring pleasure and some things bring pain. Some things must pass away, and some things are regained, When the whole world is changing, why should people stay the same? You saw his picture in the paper, that disarming boyish smile, You sometimes had to swallow hard as you saw him on the dial. You heard him on a talk show, he was hearing no one else, Then suddenly you knew too well, the last thing he'd left behind--was himself. Some things are sacrificed and some things remain, Some things bring pleasure and some things bring pain. Some things must pass away, and some things are regained, When the whole world is changing, why should people stay the same? So you pulled yourself together, friends and family said you should, You discovered you were doing things you never knew you could. And someday when he calls you, which you know of course he'll do, You'll just send him away again, 'cause the last thing you finally found--was you.

The Thing About Things

AMANDA PALMER
I’ve loaned a lot of things to a lot of friends Like records and dresses and books And a lot of the time I never see them again And in a weird way I think that that works Because the thing about things is they start turn evil When you start to forget what they’re for And so if you’re not sure what you did with my sweater I’ll just have to love you a little bit more I had a ring it belonged to my grandfather He was a mason and gay And he was distant and bitter for all of my childhood We never had much to say He wasn’t the type to give tokens of affection So I stole ring when he died And then twenty years on when I lost it at a bar I thought that’s fine I don't want him in my life Because the thing about things is that they can start meaning things Nobody actually said And if he couldn’t make something mean something for me I had to make up what it meant I can carry everything I need in one collapsing suitcase I can carry everyone I love in one phone application Built to maximize the facetime of the friends I’m bent on making Actually I want to be alone To mourn the loss Of what it cost I think it’s a poem and I think it keeps going And I’ve borrowed and loaned lots of things And 3 nights ago in the bar where I lost it the bartender gave me the ring I lie in bed With my phone in my hand Thinking what can I fix with which app And I call my grandfather And he doesn’t answer And I have to make peace with that fact Because the thing about things Is that they can start meaning things nobody actually said And if you’re not allowed to love people alive Then you learn how to love people dead The thing about things is that they can start meaning things nobody actually said And if you’re not allowed To love people alive Then you learn how to love people dead

My Man

EAGLES "On The Border"
Tell me the truth, how do you feel Like you're rollin' so fast that you're spinnin' your wheels Don't feel too bad, you're not all along We're all tryin' to get along With ev'rybody else try'n' to go their way You're bound to get tripped, and what can you say Just go along 'til they turn out the lights There's nothin' we can do to fight it No man's got it made till he's far beyond the pain And we who must remain go on living just the same I once knew a man, very talented guy He's sing for the people and people would cry They knew that his song came from deep down inside You could hear it in his voice and see it in his eyes And so he traveled along, touch your heart, then be gone Like a flower, he bloomed till that old hickory wind Called him home My man's got it made He's gone far beyond the pain And we who must remain go on living just the same We who must remain go on laughing just the same

Nah Nah

Brown Ian
Fed up of excuses There's nothing more to say Sands of your patience have surely drained away Backed into a corner built of my design Peer into the future entwined is yours and mine I know this can't go on if things remain the same Drastic change is needed, it's driving me insane Nah nah nah nah nah Although we realise it I hope it's not too late Beggin' all the pardons please don't lock the gate A spider's web was woven full of much deceit I know you re exhausted too much to repeat I know this can't go on if things remain the same The words have failed me, theres nothing more to say Nah nah nah nah nah Talking about a real thing I'm too embarrassed to look you in the eye You stuck your neck out, gosh at least a thousand times There's no more courage just to ask the reason why Why, why, why? Talking about a real thing, talking about a real thing Nah nah nah nah nah

No, Never

JIMMY EAT WORLD "Damage"
I stumble in as something not to say I needed time so I took it and got me some space Oh it isn’t that I understand Just wondering whatever I am And the look you give is not enough And you don’t see how it could be equally be turning me off I guess there’s some things, you should never have, never known about We got a good thing, but you’re better off not asking me how Well is it so mean, just to let it pass, let it all go Because there’s some things, you should never have, Never known about, no never known about, no never known I’d be lying if I said it was just a kiss I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t more to this So what you think it’s gonna help? And if you worry about everyone else The options that I think you have Say goodbye or get over it, goodbye or get over it I guess there’s some things, you never have never known about We got a good thing, but you’re better off not asking me how Well is it so mean, just to let it pass, let it all go Because there’s some things, you should never have, Ever known about, no never known about, no never known You know I don’t ever sleep, Just starting at the ceiling I’m laid there beneath myself You should have to be somewhere else With someone just like me Nothing complicated All the feelings and fantasy Can you trust, can you trust That there’s some things, you should never have, never known about We had a good a good thing, but you’re better off never knowing how Well is it so mean, just to let it pass, let it all go Because there’s some things, you should never have, Never known about, no never known about, no never known

The Lost Gospel

Madrugada
Oh Lord When your heart beats within mine Oh mine Am I in anyway divine? Or still twisted and unkind? And low down In the misty gorges of time Well oh Lord When your heart beats within mine No I never ever want this thing to pass One should never fall in love with things that last Last only for a day And they'll stay with you for another day Well oh Lord When your heart beats within mine Oh mine Am I in any way divine? Or still twisted and unkind? Oh no I never ever want this thing to pass One should never fall in love with things that last Last only for a day And they'll stay with you for another day Well I can hear your heart beat As we are lifted off the ground It's all around Oh no I never ever want this thing to pass One should never fall in love with things that last Last only for a day And they'll stay with you for another day No no I never ever want this thing to pass One should never fall in love with things that last Last only for a day And they'll stay with you for another day

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