HARRY CHAPIN lyrics - Short Stories

Song Man

Original and similar lyrics
Leon wrote a song for his special girl and Elton and bernie did too! But you've been mine for such a long time baby it's my turn to write one for you and this is the best that this poor boy could do. You see I don't know what to tell you babe I can't say thanks a lot for I know I really owe you for almost everything I got. You were with me in the good times and when things were going bad you were with me when your love was the only thing I had. I have been a song man for a long long time coming up with some melodies trying to find some words that rhyme. And while I have been singing you've been there to see me through and so I think it's long past time that I wrote this song for you. I was going to keep it simple and not make it too long but I had hoped to make it beautiful for after all it is your song. You know how I love my music it is my life and my livelihood but of all that's happened to me babe you are everything that's good.

Applied Science

311 "Grassroots"
Nod your head to this as a lot of apprentice Some of this were standing on the shoulder of giants Some tryants some benevolent To the followers it's relevant The rest get bent on lending opinions I'm sending to a brand new level I revel in completion delition of suckers Getting served like Smuckers Jam Fool know rules but the rest keep bouncing back With the lack of further adieu see As one can deduce we Slam the shit out hard and long Cuz we got more song Something you might like now All-star bound Yeah your so sound Cool as the blue water all around From a force field flashing Aliens are sending Black evolutions of love you are hearing The dark supernatural is the world we call Our own home lightning in the mind comes out in song But we're wild they say never trust us we're shady In lieu of the crew your into we are baby Cuz music will be coming out the words we speak We erect breakbeats shatter wax still on the platter Our shit is badder we come fly then we scatter Cuz we deep and we solid yeah we hear ya holler Electricity running through the soul it feels good Some time the only thing that really ever could Feed that hunger I crave it I love it I gave it I shove it in a battery and save it for later A waiter in the Dorothy Pavilion in '89 I met some wierdos and had myself a real good time Downtown L.A. is a soul graveyard Where you got to be hard or get jacked It lacked a certain sense of something Something basic no karm int he least I broke east You know I had to face it I guess I flaked but it was no mistake because 311's got the boom My mic check is giving me Electric company I can't see the high wide sky Or stars above me Are you a flower Or more like a high rise tower If so the soul of sweet delight On you will shower There's a place for us they say is somewhere Not a dream but a place and you will be there Your slippin' but content because your spirit And hills are alive with the sound of music

Been A Long Time

Jake
VERSE ONE: It's been a long time since I felt like I do now Is it my imagination You got through to me somehow I don't even try to get you off my mind And I know that I can't walk away this time CHORUS ONE: And I love the way I feel today It's crazy, but this time I know I want it Oh, I need it And every new sensation, every move you make You know I'm ready Oh, I'm ready VERSE TWO: Isn't it crazy what your heart can do sometimes When it's not the same as yesterday You open up your eyes And you see the face you've been dreaming of And you know that you're about to fall in love (repeat chorus one twice) CHORUS TWO: And I wonder where you are tonight I wonder if you'll be alright, I'm waiting And it tears me up inside And my heart, it feels so heavy And I just can't take it anymore I'm ready Oh, I'm ready It's been a long time since I felt like I do now It's been a long, long time Since I fell in love Since I fell in In love Oh---

Almost There

AB-SOUL "Longterm Mentality"
[Verse 1: Ab-Soul] I know exactly how it is to feel like no one cares About the hard work you put in but who said life was fair? It sure wasn't me I take the bitter with the sweet And boil it in the pot make it hard to eat I said If I'm going to play I'm going to play for keeps Raise stakes, take stage, speak my peace Make my pay, take my lady on a date Send my parents on a cruise - living Somewhere with a killer view Oh the irony I spew But for now the studio couches gonna have to do I ain't going to take what I ain't earned myself Foolish pride That's what you need to survive It's do or die So step aside I don't mean no trouble Just want to be someone that CJ could look up to Oh, and just so you know When I'm on the road I'm at the travel lodge not the W [Hook: Ab-Soul & BJ the Chicago Kid] Almost there, almost there, almost there The finish line is in sight but I'm almost there Almost there, almost there Almost there, almost there, almost there Even if the sun don't shine the sun don't shine Almost [Verse 2: Ab-Soul] Somebody asked me, what you mean by longterm mentality, actually? So I had to break it down: Don't get caught up in the now Focus on the years abroad Cause today you're here but tomorrow you could be gone Singing the same old song And who's the place to blame on? Other than you Whatever it is you do From slanging eight balls to graduating from school Just gotta see it all before it happens I ain't saying see a psychic I'm just saying have a Idea of what you're accomplishing You'll have a greater chance to accomplish it You know a little strategy, premeditation Wins races nine times out of ten As if losing's ever an option Had to bust my own bubble I really thought I was poppin' (Not quite) [Hook] [Verse 3: Ab-Soul] Just know your future's right around the corner Opportunity galore for ya More and more you'll start to see it's no limit to what you can be In any event, eventually Treat your first like your last time Cause it might be your last time That's what I learned last time Look forward to looking forward in my pastime You just letting time pass like "that's fine", as wine Contrary to popular belief, I want the peace They say I'm headed hellbound at God's speed Gazunteight, or bless me if you like As I, put my faith in this bud and budlight I've been patiently waiting for a track to explode on Talk my shit, drop my load on Hold on, I don't think you know how close I am By the time this song's done I'm already there

Hello & Goodbye

ATARIS "End Is Forever"
so long my friend, don't say goodbye just give me one last kiss beneath this glowing sky. we'll go walking through the park and hang out in the rain. tell a joke and watch me smile as we drink away the day. and know the next time that you make a wish upon a star I'll be wishing on the same one that you do and every night I'm all alone in some burn out highway town I'll be thinking of the day that I met you. hello again, it's been to long. what happened to our love since the last time I was gone I detach myself again and lose something everytime. the solutions in the problem temporarily alright. and know the next time that you make a wish upon a star that sometimes it might actually come true. our conversation can't consist of hello and goodbye and the silence between saying I love you. and sometimes I wonder 'bout that too.

Obstacle 2

INTERPOL "Turn On The Bright Lights"
I'm gonna pull you in close gonna wrap you up tight gonna play with the braids that you came here with tonight I'm gonna hold your face and toast the snow that fell because friends don't waste wine when there's words to sell i feel like love is in the kitchen with a culinary eye I think he's making something special and I'm smart enough to try if you don't trust yourself for at least one minute each day well you should trust in this girl cause loving is coming our way if you can fix me up girl you'll go a long way if you can fix me up girl you'll go a long way I'll stand by all this drinking if it helps me through these days (take my love in these small doses) It takes a long time just to get this all straight (take my love in these small doses) I'll showcase on route 7 when i find the right place (take my love in these small doses) It takes a long time just to get this all straight (take my love in these small doses) in my mind this is my free time because friends don't waste wine when there's words to sell if you can fix me up girl you'll go a long way if you can fix me up girl you'll go a long way I'll stand by all this drinking if it helps me through these days (take my love in these small doses) I've spent a long time corresponding in my own way (take my love in these small doses) I'll showcase on route 7 when I find the right place (take my love in these small doses) It takes a long time just to get this all straight (take my love in these small doses) in my mind this is my free time to break it all away spend it all today spend it all today it took time then I found you it took time then I found you

Was it funny? Share it with friends!