The Cowsills Lyrics

The Cowsills

The Billy Cowsill Benefit Concert





Flower Bar

The Rain, The Park, And Other Things  |   We Can Fly  |   I Really Want To Know You 
  Silver Threads and Golden Needles  |   The Time Has Come   |   Deliver Me 
  You In My Mind  |   You're Not The Same Girl  |   Covered Wagon   |   Most Of All 
  Just Believe It  |   Nanny's Song  |   Indian Lake  |   All I Want To Be Is Me  
  You Got A Way To Make Me Smile   |   Gettin' Ready  |   Going Home

  Flower Bar

The Rain The Park and Other Things
(Artie Korneld, Steve Duboff)
Lead Singer: Bob

I saw her sitting in the rain, raindrops falling on her.
She didn't seem to care,
She sat there and smiled at me.
Then I knew. She could make me happy.
Flowers in her hair, flowers everywhere.

(Chorus)
I love the flower girl,
Oh I don't know just why, she simply caught my eye.
I love the flower girl, she seemed so sweet and kind,
She crept into my mind.

I knew I had to say hello.
She smiled up at me.
Then she took my hand and we walked through the park alone.
Then I knew she had make me happy.
Flowers in her hair, flowers everywhere.

(chorus)

Suddenly the sun broke through,
I turned around she was gone.
And all I had left was one little flower in my hand.
But I knew, she had made me happy.
Flowers in her hair, flowers everywhere.

I love the flower girl,
Was she reality or just a dream to me.
I love the flower girl,
Her love showed me the way to find a sunny day.
(repeat and fade)

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We Can Fly
(Artie Kornfeld, Steve Duboff, Bill Cowsill)
Lead Singer: Bob

See how the fluffy clouds move by us,
(See how the clouds move by)
See how the morning mist can hide us away,
And how the day is so much fun.

Isn't it groovy in a daydream,
(Dreaming today),
Doesn't the day seem like it could never end,
And so my friend, we're one.

Baby, it's funny, how I can feel so sunny,
When you're beside me,
We Can Fly.

Oh We Can Fly.

Hey, Mister Wind, just keep us sailing,
(We come sail along).
High in the sky there's no curtailing our fun:
So ev'ryone come on. Hey you on the ground,
Take a look up and see what we're found.

Nothing to tie us, bluebirds come up to guide us,
When you're beside me,
We Can Fly.

Oh We Can Fly.
We Can Fly,
Hey everyone on the ground, let's fly.

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I Really Want To Know You
(Barry Mann, Cynthia Well)
Lead Singer: Susan

I want to look behind the mirror of your eyes.
And see the secret world. The world your words disguise.
The birthplace of your sighs.
I want to know the pain of all your secret fears.
And when you speak of them, the ones that no one hears,
I want to taste your tears.
I really want to know you.
I really want to know you.

I want to share the dreams you've never shared before.
And stand inside your soul and unlock every door,
And darling even more.
I really want to know you.
I really want to know you - to know you.
To love you.

I want to share the dreams you've never shared before.
And stand inside your soul and unlock every door,
And darling even more - even more.

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Silver Threads and Golden Needles
(Jack Rhodes, Dick Reynolds)
Lead Singer: John

I don't want your lonely mansion,
With a tear in every room.
All I want's the love your promised
Beneath the silvery moon.

Well you think I could be happy
With your money and your name.
Just to hide my head in sorrow,
While you play your cheatin' game.

Silver threads and golden needles
Cannot mend this heart of mine.
And I dare not drown my sorrow,
In the warm glow of your wine.

You can't buy my love for money,
'Cuz I never was that kind.
Silver threads and golden needles
Cannot mend this heart of mine.

I don't want your lonely mansion,
With a tear in every room.
All I want's the love your promised
Beneath the silvery moon.

You can't buy my love for money,
'Cuz I never was that kind.
Silver threads and golden needles
Cannot mend this heart of mine.

Silver threads and golden needles
Cannot mend this heart of mine.

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The Time Has Come
(Dan Watchel)
Lead Singer: Paul

Look at you now, there's nothing left to hold you.
If he didn't care, at least he could have told you.

The time has come to love another,
You don't think that's right.
You would love it every night.

Saying it's love will only make it worse now.
The play is the same,
no need to rehearse now.

The time has come to love another,
Don't think that's right?
You would love it every night.

The time has come to love another,
Don't think that's right?
You would love it every night.

Look at you now,
You're laughing and you really mean it
Look at your eyes, you know you can't conseal it.

The time has come to love another,
Don't think that's right.
You would love it every night.

You would love it
You would love it every night
You would love it
You would love it every night
You would love it
You would love it every night

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Deliver Me
(Jeffrey Hatcher)
Lead Singer: John

Driving at midnight and the moon is
Looking right at me
I can feel it settling down on me
Over me
Come deliver me from this night

When I left you standing so alone
Then I started wondering
But I don't mind saying it now
Oh please come to me
Come deliver me from this night

Ahh that love we had found
Well we drove it underground
Deliver me

This canyon's on fire now
And I'm wondering
How much longer will it be
Till it comes tumbling down
Over me
Come deliver me from this night

Ahh that love we had found
Well we drove it underground
Deliver me

Yeah all that love we had found
Well we drove it underground

Deliver us from our yesterdays
Hold us together if it can't be done
Deliver us from all that might be
If we get what we think we want

Ahh deliver me

Driving at midnight and the moon is still
Looking right at me
I can feel it settling down on me
Over me
Come deliver me from this night

Ahh that love we had found
Well we drove it underground
Deliver me
Oh please deliver me
Come on now deliver me
Come on now deliver me
Deliver me from this night
Deliver me
Deliver me
Come on come on come on now deliver me
From this night
Deliver me
Come on, come on deliver me
From this night

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You In My Mind
(Bill Cowsill)
Lead Singer: Bob

Now, I'm a shy one,
You made me that way.
Don't have to hide none,
I get to come out every day.
I play the sly one,
But you know all the time.
That' it's just a game in a dry run,
baby yeah
I got you in my mind.

I got you, you, you in my mind.
All through, through, through my changin' line.
You've been true, true, true all this time.
I got you, you, you in my mind.

How did I find one?
How did you find me?
I couldn't buy one -
Well, she gives me her love from free.
She'll play a blind one,
Seeing all the time,
That she's just a game in a hot run,
baby, yeah
And it's you in my mind.

I got you, you, you in my mind.
All through, through, through my changin' line.
You've been true, true, true all this time.
I got you, you, you in my mind.

I got you, you, you in my mind.
All through, through, through my changin' line.
Yeah, you've been true, true, true all this time.
I got you, you, you, got you in my mind.

No, nobody, No, nobody but you (in my mind)
No, nobody, No, nobody but you (in my mind)

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You're Not The Same Girl
(Ray O-Toole)
Lead Singer: Paul

Should have known I couldn't stay away
Guess there's really nothing else to say
It rained all night
But it's really coming down today

Should have known a girl could change like that
Should have known it but I found out fast
You know what I said now
I got to say

You're not the same girl
You're not the same girl
I had to turn and walk away
Ahhh it hurt so bad, it seems so sad

Guess there's going to be some tears tonight
We couldn't talk, we couldn't even fight
We could not listen
Because we could not hear

Should have known I couldn't stay away
Guess there's really nothing else to say
Rained all night
But it's really coming down today

You're not the same girl
You're not the same girl
The one who used to look away
Ahhh it hurt so bad, it seems so sad

Yes I know that you're not the only one
Go ahead baby have your fun
I know what I said now
I got to say

You're not the same girl
You're not the same girl
One who used to look away

You're not the same girl
You're not that same girl
I had to turn and walk away
Ahhh it hurt so bad
Ahhh you know it hurt so bad
Ahh you're not the same girl

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Covered Wagon
(Danny O'Keefe)
Lead Singer: Paul

Get the lead out Mama,
Pack up everything we own.
The smog's about to get me,
And I got a mind to roam.

In my Covered Wagon,
Baby down the road we go.

Got an itch to ramble
Got no place to be.
The people in the city, surely,
Got no use for me.

In my Covered Wagon,
Baby down the road we go.
Yes in my Covered Wagon,
Baby down the road we go.

Baby down the road we go.

Headed for the country,
Ain't nothing keep me here.
I feel so free and easy,
Like a funky pioneer.

In my Covered Wagon,
Baby down the road we go.
In my Covered Wagon,
Baby down the road we go.

Down the road
Down the road oh ohed
Down the road
Down the road oh ohed

Down the road
Down the road oh ohed (repeat and fade)

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Most Of All
(G. Geld, P. Udell)
Lead Singer: Bob

I'm gonna miss the schoolhouse on the hill,
The clang of bangin' lockers in the hall,
But of all the things I'll miss this summer, baby,
I'll miss you, I'll miss you, I'll miss you most of all.

I'll miss the hours talkin' on the phone.
The way I'd run right home to get your call.
But of all the things I'll miss this summer, baby,
I'll miss you, I'll miss you, I'll miss you most of all.

I'll think about a New Year's Eve...
With snowflakes in your hair.
I'll dream about a April prom...
Though summer everywhere.

I'll miss those crazy parties that we had.
The friendships that we cherished one and all.
But until I feel you kisses next September,
I'll miss you, I'll miss you, I'll miss you most of all.

I'll miss you, most of all.
I'll miss you.

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Just Believe It
(Susan Cowsill)
Lead Singer: Susan

Well I was thinkiní about it on the way back home
The big old boulder has become a stone
And Iím still traveling around lifeís bend
In no hurry to get to the end, are you?

Well I clean my windows, now the streaks are gone
And I can see for miles, not a road too long
So packed my bags, give em' all away
Well Iím sorry but I can not stay
Itís true, Iím movin' through.

And the stars tracking us all (or on) the way
Things are changing here everyday
Iím OK and the sky is still blue
The way I see it we make a choice
Take or leave it, canít you see it?
Tell me now what are you gonna do?
Well want to see it, donít you?

Well I was thinkiní about it just the other night
That big old anchor has become a kite
Iím easiní back while it flies away
I donít even hold that string today
Itís true, Iím sailing through

And the stars tracking us all the way
Things are changing here every day
Iím OK and the sky is still blue
The way I see it we make a choice
Take or leave it, just believe it
Tell me now what are you gonna do?
Well, I want to believe it, donít you?

You canít stop sun, and you canít stop trees
You canít stop rain, and you canít stop me

(Heyís)

Well I was thinkiní about it and I have to say
I am still not sure just how I lost my way
But all the same Iím not turniní back
These are better days, I wonít give them back
Would you, well youíd be a fool

And the stars tracking us all the way
Things are changing it every day
Iím OK and the sky is still blue
The way I see it we make a choice
Take or leave it, just believe it?
Tell me now what are you gonna do?
Well I want to see it, donít you?
And Iím gonna believe it, wonít you?
I want to believe it, donít you?

And the stars are tracking us all the way
And things are changing it every day
Humm, ummm, ummm umm
Humm, ummm, ummm umm)

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Nanny's Song
(Susan Cowsill, M Prejean)
Lead Singer: Susan

You fell in love across the backyard fence
You read your books behind closed doors
You lived and loved with some regrets
ďIíd do it all again,Ē she said

And as I turned around to go
I heard her singing sweet and low

Oho Oho I donít want to leave this earth
Oho Oho I donít want to let it go

You played the game, you played to win
You watched the game become a war
Now heís fighting hard, he fights to live
And now theyíre beating down his door

And when I ask hereís what he told
I want to see my son grow old

Oho Oho I donít want to leave this earth
Oho Oho I donít want to let it go
Oho Oho I donít want to leave this earth

With all the endless summer days
Watching winter while it fades
Autumnís sunlight through the trees
The scent of springtime on the breeze
Itís real life that sets you free
Can I take it all with me?

Watching babies while they sleep
Chasing fireflies through the streets
Sleeping under star filled skies
That moment real love arrives
Itís not as if I didnít know
That Iíd have to let you go

Now I was born with a broken heart
Itís not a pretty way to start
And deep down inside I always knew one thing
Beautiful joy my life would be

And when itís my time to go
Youíll hear me singing sweet and low

Oho Oho I donít want to leave this earth
Oho Oho I donít want to let it go
Oho Oho I donít want to leave this earth
No I donít want to leave this earth

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Indian Lake
(Tony Romeo)
Lead Singer: Paul and Bob

You take a bus marked Lakewood Drive,
And you keep on ridin' 'til you're out of the city.
Where the air is fine with the sweet smellin' pine,
And the countryside's pretty.
And you see daffodils, peepin' over the hills,
Or a honey lovin' mama bear.
Just take a left at the bridge, (left of the bridge)
Go down to Quakertown Ridge, (go to the ridge now)
And in a minute you're there. (in a minute you're there)

Let's go to-

Indian Lake is a scene you should make with your little one.
Keep it in mind if you're lookin' to find,
A place in the summer sun.
Swim in the cove, (swim in a cove)
Have a snack in the grove or you can rent a canoe. (you can rent a canoe)
At Indian Lake you'll be able to make the way the Indians do.

Let's go ah -

Indian Lake is a scene you should make with your little one.
Keep it in mind if you're lookin' to find,
A place in the summer sun.
Swim in the cove, (swim in a cove)
Have a snack in the grove or you can rent a canoe. (you can rent a canoe)
At Indian Lake you'll be able to make the way the Indians do.

Indian Lake is a scene you should make with your little one.
Just keep it in mind if you're lookin' to find,
A place in the summer sun.
Swim in the cove, (swim in a cove)
Have a snack in the grove or you can rent a canoe. (you can rent a canoe)
At Indian Lake you'll be able to make the way the Indians do.

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All I Want To Be Is Me
(Bill Cowsill, Bob Cowsill)
Lead Singer: Richard

You got some imagination,
But a wild inclination.
You don't live for me,
But against me.
Always trying to repair me.
But you don't go, about it gently.

Why, why lovin' can't you see?
All I really want to be is me.

Lately if you took my mood,
Upper half your attitude.
Your complain when I'm raining,
Then you start you acuvating
You are never unreframing.

Why, why lovin' can't you see?
All I really want to be is me.

You invented hostile feelings.
??? from your healing.
My mind you are rearranging
Now you'll never ever change.
People bow in adoration.

Why, why lovin' can't you see?
All I really want to be is me.
Lovin' can't you see?
All I want to be,
Want to be is me.

All I want to be is me.
All I want to be is me.
All I want to be is me.

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You Got A Way To Make Me Smile
(Bob Cowsill)
Lead Singer: Susan

You got a way to make me smile.

I remember yesterday, wondering what could I do,
I was so far down and now, I run into you.
And now I know that the rain will go
And the wind will take all my sorrows.
Cuz you got a way to make me smile.

I used to hide away
And no one wanted to share
All of the love that I had to give
But you, you really cared.

And now I know that the rain will go
And the wind will take all my sorrows.
Cuz you got a way to make me smile.
(You got a way to make me smile.)
Such a long time
I've been lonely, it's been a hard road
Such a long time
You came along and took the load
Cuz you got a way to make me smile.

You got a way
You got a way to make me smile.

I remember yesterday, and what I remember is true
You take me along on a one way ride
I belong to you.

Cuz now I know that the rain is gone
And the wind has taken my sorrows.
Cuz you got a way to make me smile.

You got a way to make me smile.
You got a way to make me smile.
You got a way to make me smile.

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Gettin' Ready
(Bob Cowsill)
Lead Singer: Susan

Got me a feeling,
And my body goes reeling when it comes from you.
I break out in fever, I get a rush or two.
All I want to do it think about,
How it's going to feel to be.
When you bring me closer,
To where I want to be.
(Oooooohhh Gettin' Ready)
The way you move in the night time.
Breathing so hard at the right time.
Get down and look at the sites,
Get down and turn me on.

I just have to think of anything at all,
That has to do with you.
Sets my heart a clowning I need dance or two.
When I hear you will be coming around soon,
I get a feeling in me.
Knowing I'll be closer to where I want to be.
(Oooooohhh Gettin' Ready)
The way you move in the night time. (Gettin' Ready)
Breathing so hard at the right time. (Gettin' Ready)
Get down and look at the sites,
Get down and turn me on.

When I'm feelin' like a caged-up tiger
I just have to let you know then you'll be comin' right over
And that excitement's gonna rise up in me knowin' that you're gonna be
(Gettin Ready)
The way you move in the night time. (Gettin' Ready)
Breathing so hard at the right time. (Gettin' Ready)
Get down and look at the sites,
Get down and turn me on and on.
You got me so far gone,
??
Oooh and gonna take me to where I want to be
(Oooooohhh Gettin' Ready)
The way you move in the night time. (Gettin' Ready)
Breathing so hard at the right time. (Gettin' Ready)
Get down and look at the sites,
Get down and turn me on.

oooohhh oooooh oohhhh
oooooh oooooh ooohh
Gettin' Ready Gettin' Ready

oooohhh oooooh oohhhh
oooooh oooooh ooohh
Gettin' Ready Gettin' Ready

oooohhh oooooh oohhhh
oooooh oooooh ooohh
Gettin' Ready Gettin' Ready

oooohhh oooooh oohhhh
oooooh oooooh oooooh
Gettin' Ready Gettin' Ready

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Going Home
(Barry Cowsill)
Lead Singer:Barry

As he rode down the road away
Lookin' at the freeway signs
You know there's a loving cup
Waiting at the end of the line.

Going Home
Going Home

Your mind's been an empty space
Lonely winds blowing through
And your head cries for company
But you know it's coming soon

Going Home
Going Home

Yeah you're going to see your lover
Yeah you're going to see your wife
No there ain't much to ponder
Yeah you're going to live your life.

As the sun sets, another day
Movin' as the planet spins
Inside you've been waitin for
Everything to begin.

Going Home
Going Home

Going Home

Yeah you're going to see your lover
Yeah you're going to see your wife
No there ain't much to ponder
Yeah you're going to live your life.

Like a boat sailing on the sea
Waiting for the wave to come
That'll land on familiar shores?
Damn the fun's just begun

Going Home
Going Home
Going Home
Going Home
Going Home, There's your lover
Going Home, There's your dog
Going Home, Ain't it a wonder
Going Home, Walk your lot
Going Home

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