HARRY CHAPIN lyrics - Sequel

Up On The Shelf

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I used to play the trumpet once but now I play guitar Somebody told you it's more mellow. Well I've played a lot of music since but I really haven't grown that far Somebody said that you're just yellow. So I keep it up on the shelf And it's funny how you keep it all to yourself Hey honey, could there ever be, Should there ever be, Could there ever be something else? You know I used to swing my silver sword, the dragons hit the ground Whatever happened to the maidens? Well I'd swing my silver sword again and they would all fall down Would you leave them lying there where you had laid them? And I used to have a country once, where it's gone I do not know. Where do you think you might have lost it? I used to raise the flag at dawn, but that was very long ago Maybe you can find it where you tossed it. Well I tossed it up on the shelf And it's funny how you've kept it all for yourself Hey honey, could there ever be, Should there ever be, Could there ever be something else? I used to say my prayers boys, I used to sing the hymns Even the echo's disappearing. They've broken the stained windows, the cathedral's getting dim. Then what is this dirge that we are hearing? Well it comes from up on the shelf And it's funny how you sing it only for yourself Hey honey, could there ever be, Should there ever be, Could there ever be something else? Well, I used to have a lover once, I used to have a friend How in the hell you ever find one? My song is almost over now, my story's at an end You lived yourself a good life but a blind one. Well I've hidden there up on the shelf And it's funny how you've kept it all for yourself Hey honey, could there ever be, Should there ever be, Could there ever be something else?

No Lullaby

JETHRO TULL "Heavy Horses"
Keep your eyes open and prick up your ears --- rehearse your loudest cry. There's folk out there who would do you harm so I'll sing you no lullaby. There's a lock on the window; there's a chain on the door: a big dog in the hall. But there's dragons and beasties out there in the night to snatch you if you fall. So come out fighting with your rattle in hand. Thrust and parry. Light a match to catch the devil's eye. Bring a cross of fire to the fight. And let no sleep bring false relief from the tension of the fray. Come wake the dead with the scream of life. Do battle with ghosts at play. Gather your toys at the call-to-arms and swing your big bear down. Upon our necks when we come to set you sleeping safe and sound. It's as well we tell no lie to chase the face that cries. And little birds can't fly so keep an open eye. It's as well we tell no lie so I'll sing you no lullaby.

Just Because

JERRY LEE LEWIS "Memphis Beat"
Now just because you think you're so pretty and you ain't pretty And just because you think you're so hot honey you ain't hot And just because you think that you got somethin' Honey you ain't got nothin' but nobody at all ain't got Honey you may now honey you may spend up all my money You may call me on the telephone But I'm tellin' you good gal I'm through with you Just because baby just because Well well well just because you think you're so pretty And just because your mama thinks you're hot Well just because you think you've got somethin' that no other girls has got You've caused me to spend all of my money You laughed when they called me old Santa Claus Well I'm tellin' you baby I'm through with you because baby just because Oh there'll come a day when you'll be lonely And there'll come a day when you'll be blue There'll come a day when you gonna want ol' Jerry Lee Start to play piano and play it around with you But I got news for you baby ain't gonna play anything heaven knows I'm tellin' you honey I was through with you Just because just because just because just because just because Just because just because just because just because Just because baby just because

Older Lover Undercover

JASON MRAZ
Well an old saying goes mind your manners mind your mother And a man can find a lover who is tan and undercover Well she might lies about her age, but lady I got no complaints She can be as crazy and as foolish as she wants to be Because her old school ways are practically technicalities and perfectly sane Im saying I aint never seen a saint. I met her at an old cop bar down in silverlake Where we spoke about the give and we joked about the take And when they asked for identification I knew hers probably was a fake Shes just another older lover undercover. Shes just another old school lover undercover. Youre wearing that thin disguise. Dont apologize. And youre birthday suit suits you. Well it suits me too its one hell of a costume I cant find the zipper anywhere on your back Perhaps its attached to the breach of your ass-crack Burr its cold in here. You keep it hot dear. with a sip of mexican coffee and some grapefruit juice a glass of coke a glass of wine just to keep it loose oh the things that you say and do, wow. And the way that you groove to the music Like the who and the velvet underground old sounds You like indie rock, spock rock, anything youve found In the backseat of your downtown brown and bruised beat up bmw Chorse...your just another lover undercover... Any melodramatic role is just a garment of the soul I respect your nakedness and the way that you unfold and the way your wiser stories are always told your just another lover undercover

Angeline

ELTON JOHN "Leather Jackets"
Well I'm work shy, I'm wild-eyed So shut that door when the baby cries And keep me well fed, give me warm bread Lay my body on a feather bed And spoil me, Angeline Get to work when the whistle screams, Angeline Maybe someday, some way Somewhere in the future there's more pay Give me more cash, bring me sour mash Peel me a grape and fetch my stash And bite me, Angeline Let me use you like a sex machine, Angeline You've got to swing that hammer, punch that card Angeline I love you when you work so hard Swing that hammer and sew my jeans Angeline just loves it when I treat her mean Well I talk tough, I act rough Lay still honey I can't get enough And keep your nose clean, let me be On your knees when you speak to me And trust me, Angeline And talk real dirty and I'll make you scream Angeline

Keep You

APARTMENT 26 "Hallucinating"
Keep You What if it's truthful? Well then that is nothing What if it's harmless? Well then that is nothing What if it's nothing? Well then that is something I think I'm onto something that I can't find I can't find peace in this I don't think. I don't mind. Suck me down, down deeper Break me down, down deeper Search for more, keep trying All around, keep trying Now I'm lost Chorus: On my own I could save you All I hope is that I keep you Thought you were flying when you were failing I just see you crying, but I'm better rejoicing I can't live lives like these You won't win games like these Leaving me (my body) fly away Chorus Is that I keep you (2x) Where am I at? I won't fake it. Just an act. I can't fake it. All a fake. I'm not here. What a shame, I'm not real Pointed out; not really; masquerade (Repeat) Chorus

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