Drifted: In The Beginning & Beyond Lyrics

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Drifted: In The Beginning & Beyond - Omnivore Recordings - July 17, 2015





Flower Bar

These lyrics are my translation of what I hear (and often I know I can't be correct). I'm sure they have mistakes. Please email me additions/corrections.

Who We Are, Where We Live (Early Version)  |  Side Steppin' The FireThe Mississippi (Carlo)   |   Match Made In Heaven   | Karen A 
The Rain Song (Early Version)   | Dallas   |  Here I Am   |  Mr. Everything (Alternate Mix)  |   No One Cares 
Green  |   I Didn't WantTo Lie  |   Invisible Boyfriend   |   New York (Demo)   |   Let It Ride
You Don't Miss Your Water  |   Crescent City   |   A Song For You   |   Tighter, Tighter   |   I Can't Let Go
Some Of Shelly's Blues  |   When You Dance I Can Really Love  |  Turn Back The Hands Of Time   |   Farmer's Daughter   |   Dedicated To The One I Love
At The End Of The Day  |   Listen, Listen  |   I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight   |   The Poor Ditching Boy
You're Gonna Need Somebody  |   I'm A Dreamer  |   Matty Groves   |   Meet On The Ledge

  Flower Bar

Who We Are, Where We Live (Early Version)
(Vicki Peterson)
Lead Singer: Vicki Peterson & Susan Cowsill

Come on in and grab yourself a seat
There are some people here I think you should meet
Listen to the voices, look at these eyes
Some faces you might recognize
You are one of us

You're headed down the highway, suddenly jackknifed
Somebody blows a hole in your life
And now your bed's too big and that pillow is too small
You gotta try and make sense of it all
You are one of us.

Here is where we live
It's who we are
It's where we live
It's who we are.

The walls are made for silent debating
Windows are for watching and waiting
Emptiness is the foundation
Yeah, soul and center of our little nation
You are one of us.
One of us.

Here is where we live
It's who we are
It's where we live
It's where we live
Where we are
Itís where we live
Itís who we are
Itís who we are


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Side Steppin' The Fire
(Carlo Nuccio)
Lead Singer:

Well the Tucson trip cost the band a bundle just to get me out of jail
The gig only paid about half as much as the bail
Iím down to my last clean shirt and Iím trying hard now not to perspire
But it gets awful tough when youíre outside side steppiní the fire

And my old girl she likes to talk ______
I heard from her cousin that she might be showiní tonight
She can dish more pros and cons, I just donít have the strength to try,
And it gets kind of hard when youíre outside side steppiní the fire

Well I made me a list of the things that Iím going to do
How I plan to turn around to benefit this guy I knew
When I was so much younger, somewhat wiser than today
Before I kissed it all away

Well I made me a list of the things that Iím going to do
How I plan to turn it around to benefit this guy I knew
When I was so much younger, somewhat wiser than today
Before I kissed it all away

I decided to stop in a church and cut my old friend Jesus a deal
When I confessed that the scripture doesnít mean as much as the ______
Picked up a couple of bucks _________________
And I explained how itís hard when youíre outside stepppin the fire.

Well I made me a list of the things that Iím going to do
How I plan to turn it around to benefit this guy I knew
When I was so much younger, somewhat wiser than today
Before I kissed it all away

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The Mississippi (Carlo)
(Carlo Nuccio / Ray Ganucheau)
Lead Singer:

Muddy water rolled right past my door
But somehow I never noticed it
Kind of sad I had to move this far, for it all to make sense

I miss my family and I miss my friends
Iím sure someday Iíll get back to them
Iíll lay on my blanket on the levy end. Get to know an old friend.

Waters rising on the batture
The tug boat singing through the fog
Where Sophie shook hands with an eddy as she tried to swim across
The Mississippi
The Mississippi
M I crooked letter crooked letter I crooked letter crooked letter I humpback humpback I

Mrs. Betsy back in Ď65
She pushed the old man across the battlefield
My Pa Joe went down to St. Bernard, just to make sure that ____ had his last meal.

Rounding shots back at the Saturn Bar
Sipping whiskey from a geaux cup
______ slipping down a _____and pretty soon itís going to beat us all up.

Waters rising on the batture
The tug boat singing in the rain
Well Sophie shook hands with the eddy just outside the Destrehan
On the Mississippi

Waters rising on the batture
The tug boat singing through the fog
Well Sophie shook hands with the eddy as she tried to swim across
The Mississippi
The Mississippi

M I crooked letter crooked letter I crooked letter crooked letter I humpback humpback I
M I crooked letter crooked letter I crooked letter crooked letter I humpback humpback I
Crooked letter crooked letter I humpback humpback I

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Match Made In Heaven
(Gary Eaton)
Lead Singer:

____ train just a little too fast
You better keep your eyes open
_____
Whoís the man sleeping in your bed
Just a little boy ______ to his head

We told you she didnít hear the car coming
You should have listen to more than just the words
Never knew who his father was
And that girl was never mother to him


This match made in heaven, has just goes straight to hell
This match made in heaven, has just goes straight to hell

Thereís more to life than your flat tire
Have you got an open mind, you better fix it
Saw his Mother when he married you
But things didnít change when you said ďI doĒ

When she told you that she didnít hear the car coming
You should have listened to more than just the words
Never knew who his father was
And that girl was never mother to him

This match made in heaven, has just goes straight to hell
This match made in heaven, has just goes straight to hell
This match made in heaven, heaven


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Karen A
(Carlo Nuccio)
Lead Singer:

Well I watched as you wrote on the walls of the palace
I felt you move me, drink my blood from a chalice
I watched you erect a house of cards and jump back
When the salt poured free from us and there was a fact
And it was good.

_______________ never come up short
Saw you carried away from our Louisiana court
You cry for justice, do you know peace within
You smiled at the dragon as it danced on the ______
But it was good when you wanted it that way.

Karen A.
Karen A.

Well we knew that it was slippiní though we couldnít dam the earth
Writing songs ten years later, all take it for all their worth
I must admit I miss her, I _____ on the phone
Never figured out exactly what went wrong,
But it was good when you wanted it that way.

Karen A.

You would squeeze coal into diamonds and then reduce them to dust
Youíd march _________ and you violated trust
You took all your lovers and you placed them in line
And even when you were trying you just couldnít find the time
But it was good when you wanted it that way.

If I could, Iíd just _____ to say
Karen A.
Karen A.
Karen A.
Karen A.
Karen
Karen
You who


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The Rain Song
(Susan Cowsill)
Lead Singer: Susan Cowsill

Well, I don't think about us much anymore
And frankly the topic has become a bore
And you don't come up much in my conversations
And I don't think about you on vacation

But when it rains, when it rains, when it rains,
That's when I remember, thatís when I remember,
I remember you, I remember you

Well, I don't think about you when I'm sleeping
It doesn't even cross my dreamlike mind
And I don't think I see your face through the curtain
I don't even miss you half the time

But when it rains, when it rains, when it rains,
That's when I remember, thatís when I remember,
I remember you, well I remember you

Rain, rain, go away
I'm doin' fine as long as you stay
Locked up inside your cloud of grey
Rain Rain
Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain
Rain Rain Rain
Oh Ohhhh

But when it rains, oh when it rains, when it rains,
That's when I remember, thatís when I remember,
I remember you, well I remember you
Well thatís when I remember
Well thatís when I remember
Yeah I remember you


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Dallas
(Gary Eaton)
Lead Singer:

Wichita Falls is trailers and dust, blowing tornados and hail as big as golf balls,
Dirt roads and dark town and blues on a Hammond organ
It was a cool November morning, Mahalia Jackson sang
Not old enough to know any better, but all roads led to Dallas.

I remember it _________
All roads led to Dallas

Jets taking off from Shephards Air Force base, the Lone Star flies over Piggly Wiggley
And Dadís pushing a pencil behind a desk, wishing he could fly
__________ music _____________
And the shots rang out,
Not old enough to know any better, but all roads led to Dallas.

I remember it ______ cried, all roads led to Dallas
All roads led to Dallas

Wichita Falls is trailers and rust, Iím listening to Booker T and the MGís,
Laying on a hammock on 12th street, looking at the trees,
It was a cool November morning, Mahalia Jackson sang
Not old enough to know any better, but all roads led to Dallas.
I remember it ______ cried, but all roads led to Dallas
Not old enough to know any better, but all roads led to Dallas.
I remember it like it was yesterday, but all roads led to Dallas, all roads, all roads led to Dallas,
All roads led to Dallas.

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Here I Am
(Carlo Nuccio)
Lead Singer: Carlo Nuccio

Red and ______ gray feeling
Flashing up inside me like a priest that decides he want to be a man
Iíve held onto lesser things
A mindless soul _________
I could pick Ďem up and crush Ďem in my hand
__________________
Put away your microscope not need to magnify you side
Cuz here I am

Itís hard to find direction when the clouds block out the sun
And lifeís peckiní at you like ________________
I want just to feel the earth beneath my feet and ______
________ when all is crashing in
Might be hell-bent on destruction but Iím going to follow through
Goiní to lean on inspiration if you want me to
Here I am

Oh you got to hold Ďem like a childís doll in the night
If you raise your fears and come to me, Iíll make everything alright

Well I know that you rely on this cosmic ______
I just canít believe in that but I believe in you
And here I am, here I am


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Mr. Everything (Alternate Mix)
(Gary Eaton)
Lead Singer:

Heís Mr. Everything
Heís all you need to know
Nothing matters till itís time for him to go

Take a walk round your neighbors
Ask a friend, it gets crazy
You wonít hear what you want to
Heís not the man you used to love

Heís Mr. Everything
Heís all you need to know
Nothing matters till itís time for him to go

Heís Mr. Everything
You wear his ring for sure
What else matters till itís time for him to go

____ train ______
Just to see some of his old friends
Heís been gone now for at least a year
There goes the man you used to love

Heís Mr. Everything
Heís all you need to know
Nothing matters till itís time for him to go

Heís Mr. Everything
You wear his ring for sure
What else matters till itís time for him to go

Heís gone, heís gone, heís gone for good

Heís Mr. Everything
Heís all you need to know
Nothing matters till itís time for him to go

Heís Mr. Everything
You wear his ring for sure
What else matters till itís time for him to go
Now nothing matters till itís time for him to go


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No One Cares
(Ray Ganucheau)
Lead Singer:

New life is strange, plentiful and lovely
Free from constraints, _______________
Fun and in space, you ___ and tremble
Molecules divide, unite them be a symbol
Got a letter from your Mother sayiní youíre doing fine
But it really left no proof to what was on your mind

No one care, no one calls
No oneís there not when you fall
No one care, no one calls
No oneís there when you fall

People change, changeís part of the future
Then love reins till it gets tired and ugly
Yeah, we send postcards to each other
You say youíre doing fine
And the memories from the past in the back of your mind

No one care, no one calls
No oneís there not when you fall
No one care, no one calls
No oneís there when you fall

People change, changeís part of the future
_______ reins till it gets tired and ugly
Hey, we send letters to each other
You say youíre doing fine
And the memories from the past in the back of your mind

No one care, no one calls
No oneís there not when you fall
No one care, no one calls
No oneís there not when you fall

No one care, no one calls
No oneís there not when you fall
No one care, no one calls
No oneís there not when you fall


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Green
(Gary Eaton)
Lead Singer:

Everything is green,
I think Iíve gone to heaven
One note (????) will last forever

Itís the story of your life,
In just a couple of words
I can only close my eyes and wish you were here

Are you liviní in the valley
I heard youíre living with your Mother
Is it true what I heard, you wonít play no more

Scared of the devil, heís got you jumpiní at shadows
How can you live that way?
I saw you get off the bus yesterday, when will I see you again?

Are you liviní in the valley
I heard youíre living with your Mother
Is it true what I heard, you wonít play no more

I saw the light and I heard an albatross
What a beautiful bird,
Why wonít you play no more, play no more

Well itís getting dark, a lazy haze covers L.A.
When will I see you again?
Tried to forget, trying to forget, sometimes itís easier that way

Are you liviní in the valley
I heard youíre living with your Mother
Is it true what I heard, you wonít play no more

I saw the light and I heard an albatross
What a beautiful bird,
Why wonít you play no more

Are you liviní in the valley
I heard youíre living with your Mother
Is it true what I heard, you wonít play no more

I saw the light and I heard an albatross
What a beautiful bird,
Why wonít you play no more, play no more, play no more
Play no more, play no more
Why wonít ya
Play no more
Why wonít ya
Play no more
Why wonít ya
Play no more
Why wonít ya
Play no more
Why wonít ya
Play no more
Why wonít ya
Play no more
Why wonít ya
Play no more


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I Didn't Want To Lie
(Ray Ganucheau)
Lead Singer:

It felt good You know that I wipe out those things I did
It was wrong and why Iíll never know
You always knew, but you held on to me
Till the heart in you just died
Iím sorry, I didnít want to lie.

I guess I botched it pretty good
I didnít know it would go that far
It was wrong and why Iíll never know
Now itís all got so convoluted
Is there nothing I can say
Iím sorry, I didnít want to lie

I didnít want to lie to you
After all weíve been through
Iíll faithfully leave, if weíre through
I didnít want to lie to you

But after the sorry echos go
Maybe five years down the road
Will you have me back again
Iíll really try
Cuz I didnít want to lie

Iíve come, not expecting anything
I just had to see your face
In hopes, that you wanna see me too
Now Iíve said, what I have to say
I believe in you alone
Iím sorry, baby, I didnít want to lie

I didnít want to lie to you
After all weíve been through
I guess my vision of the future wasnít very true
I didnít want to lie to you

But after the sorry echos go
Maybe five years down the road
Will you have me back again
Iíll really try
Cuz I didnít want to lie


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Invisible Boyfriend
(Peter Holsapple)
Lead Singer: Peter Holsapple

There in the back of the dimly lit room
Stands a woman alone or so you'd assume
But there to her right, all through the night
Stands her invisible boyfriend.

I watch her turn and then smile at the air
Half way expecting to see him right there
And when he's not her face just drops
Meet the invisible boyfriend.

The man of her dreams has returned to her dreams
But she's by herself or so it would seem
To a casual observer like I am.

Ask her a question, she'll answer in kind
But all would agree she's got more on her mind
Look in her eyes, see how she tries
To hold herself back from cryin'.

Left with a memory and time on her hands
Left to a lifetime of unfinished plans
Left on her own by the one very man
Who would never have left her alone.

Sometimes I think I can see him myself
With his arms wrapped around her with picture of health
Grinnin' at her just as they were
Before the impossible happened.

The man of her dreams has returned to her dreams
But she's by herself or so it would seem
To a casual observer like I am.

But all that I know is the pains won't go by
By the days and the weeks and the months since he died
She starts to leave and there by her side
Goes the invisible boyfriend.

God, how I wish I had known him
He's the invisible boyfriend.


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New York (Demo)
(Carlo Nuccio)
Lead Singer: Carlo Nuccio

You said it from New York
With a tear in your eye
You said it from a pay phone
I say it was a lie
'Cause you said it with indifference
I heard it that way too
And even the color blind
Know what's black from white, oh right

And you don't have to shout
I hear you fine
I'm not tryin' to wear you out
But don't expect me to ease you
It seems such an injustice
Given the way we feel
I guess sometimes
It just turns out like that

All handle each rejection
Kinda tight around the collar, I find it hard to breathe
And if you don't want to see me cry
Don't ever say goodbye

I can't pin it on him
And girl, I can't blame you
From the ring on your finger
I guess I always knew
It seems such an injustice
Given the way we feel
I guess sometimes
It just turns out like that

All handle each rejection
Kinda tight around the collar, I find it hard to breathe
And if you don't want to see me cry
Don't ever say goodbye
Well donít ever say goodbye

You said it from New York
With a tear in your eye
You said it from a pay phone
I pray it was a lie
'Cause you said it with indifference
And hope I heard it true
And even the color blind
Know about ya

And girl I'm so scared of bein' alone
In this place so far away
From what I call home
If you don't want to see me cry
Don't ever say goodbye
Don't ever say goodbye
Don't ever say goodbye


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Let It Ride
(Gary Eaton)
Lead Singer: Gary Eaton

Down the last drop she drank
Combing the knots from her life
I thought that I should ask her, stop her
Somehow it didnít seem right

Fooled by her appearance in a mirror
Telling her to let it ride

Bars will pour a breath between drinks
She passed me a little note
ďDonít ever tell me what to doĒ it said
So the words stuck in my throat

In the bathroom mirror is a man I know
Telling me to let it ride
Let it ride, let it ride
Let it ride, let it ride

Fuel gauge read empty
Said I need a friend
So I found one near and dear to a heart
And then she drank it to the end

In the rear view mirror is a man I know so well
Telling me to let it ride
Let it ride, let it ride
Let it ride, let it ride

She passed out in the back seat
So I thought I better go
I wonder if she ever thinks of me
Well I, I guess Iíll never know

In the bathroom mirror is a man I know
Telling me to let it ride
Let it ride, let it ride
Let it ride, let it ride
Let it ride, let it ride, let it ride


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You Don't Miss Your Water (Live)
(William Bell)
Lead Singer:

In the beginning you really loved me
But I was blind and I could not see
But when you left me oh how I cried
You donít miss your water till your well runs dry

I was a playboy, I could not be true
I couldnít believe, I really loved you
But when you left me oh how I cried
You donít miss your water till your well runs dry

(Go ahead Dave)

In the beginning you really loved me
But I was blind and I could not see
But when you left me oh how I cried
You donít miss your water till your well runs dry
You donít miss your water till your well runs dry



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Crescent City
(Lucinda Williams)
Lead Singer: Susan Cowsill

Everybody's had a few
Now they're talking about who knows who
I want to go back to the Crescent City
Where everything's still the same

This town has said what it has to say
Now I'm after that back highway
And the longest bridge
I've ever crossed over Pontchartrain

Tu Le Ton Son Ton that's what we say
We used to dance the night away
Me and my sister, me and my brother
We used to walk down by the river

Mama lives in Mandeville
I can hardly wait until
I can hear my Zydeco
And Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez

And take rides in open cars
My brother knows where the best bars are
Let's see how these blues'll do in the town where the good times stay

Tu Le Ton Son Ton that's all we say
We used to dance the night away
Me and my sister, me and my brother
We used to walk down by the river

Tu Le Ton Son Ton that's all we say
We used to dance the night away


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A Song For You
(Gram Parsons)
Lead Singer: Peter Holsapple

Oh my land is like a wild goose
It wanders all around everywhere
Trembles and it shakes 'til every tree is loose
It rolls the meadows and it rolls the nails

So take me down to your dance floor
I won't mind the people when they stare
Paint a different color on your front door
And tomorrow we may still be there

Now Jesus built a ship to sing his song to
It sails the rivers and it sails the tides
Some of our friends don't know who they belong to
Some can't get a single thing to work inside

So take me down to your dance floor
I won't mind the people when they stare
Paint a different color on your front door
And tomorrow we will still be there

Take it

I love you every day, now I'm leavin'
And I can see the sorrow in your eyes
I hope you know a lot more than you're believin'
Just so the sun don't hurt you when you cry.

Oh, so take me down to your dance floor
I won't mind the people when they stare
Paint a different color on your front door
And tomorrow we may still be there

We may still be there
We may still be there
And tomorrow we may still be there


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Tighter, Tighter (Demo)
(Tommy James / Bob King)
Lead Singer: Susan/Vicki/Peter

Baby I got to show you
Nobody else before you
Ever gave me such a beautiful feeling
Woman you touched my soul now
Honey don't let go now
Hold on baby just a little bit tighter

Hold on
Just a little bit tighter now baby
I love you so much
And I can't let go, oh, no, no
Hold on
Just a little bit tighter now baby

Love is so surprising
Opened up my eyes and
You reached out and you took my hand
Woman you touched my soul now
Honey don't let go now
Hold on baby just a little bit tighter

Oohhh, oohh, ooohh
Oohh , oohh, oohh, ooohh

Oohhh, oohh, ooohh
Oohh , oohh, oohh, ooohh

Hold on
Just a little bit tighter now baby
I love you so much
And I can't let go, oh, no, no
Hold on
Just a little bit tighter now baby

Woman you touched my soul now
Honey don't let go now
Hold on baby just a little bit tighter


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I Can't Let Go
(Al Gorgoni / Chip Taylor)
Lead Singer: Vicki Peterson and ????

Oh I try and I try but I can't say goodbye

Feel so bad baby, ooh, it hurts me
When I think of how you love and desert me
I'm the broken-hearted toy you play with, baby

You got me goin', I need you, baby (Canít let go)
I can't let go and I want you, baby (I really want you, baby)
I gotta have you, you know and I can't let go

Though I'm just one of your lovers
And I know there are so many others You do something strange to me, baby, baby

You got me goin', I need you, baby (Canít let go)
I can't let go and I want you, baby (I really want you, baby)
I gotta have you, you know and I can't let go

Oh I try and I try but I can't say goodbye
I know that it's wrong and I should be so strong
But the thought of you gone makes me want to hold on

You got me goin', I need you, baby (Canít let go)
I can't let go and I want you, baby (I really want you, baby)
I gotta have you, you know and I can't let go

You got me goin', I need you, baby (Canít let go)
I can't let go and I want you, baby (I really want you, baby)
I gotta have you, you know and I can't let go
I canít go
I canít go
I canít go


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Some Of Shelley's Blues
(Michael Nesmith)
Lead Singer: Vicki Peterson

Tell me one more time the reason why you must leave
Tell me again why you think you don't need me
Tell me again but don't think you'll convince me

You said about fallin' in love again you'd rather be dead
When somebody breaks your heart you cry your eyes red
There's nothin' so hard about the life that you led

As far as I can see there's no reason for goodbye
Cause you're just runnin' scared and that's something I won't buy

So you lose I won't let you go and nothin' to show but more blues
And all this talk about leavin' is strictly bad news
You settle down and stay with the girl who loves you

As far as I can see there's no reason for goodbye
Cause you're just runnin' scared and that's something I won't buy

So you lose I won't let you go and nothin' to show but more blues
And all this talk about leavin' is strictly bad news
You settle down and stay with the girl who loves you
You settle down and stay with the girl who loves you
You settle down and stay with the girl who loves you
You settle down and stay with the girl who loves you


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When You Dance I Can Really Love
(Neil Young)
Lead Singer:

When you dance, do your senses tingle
Then take a chance

In a trance, while the lonely mingle
With circumstance

I've got something to tell you
You made it show
Let me come over, I know you know
When you dance, oooh, I can really love

I can love,
I can really love,
I can really love

I can love,
I can really love,
I can really love

Like a mountain that's growing
A river that rolls
Let me come over, I know you know
When you dance, ooooooh, I can really love
.
When you dance, do your senses tingle
Then take a chance

In a trance, while the lonely mingle
With circumstance

I've got something to tell you
You made it show
Let me come over, I know you know
When you dance, ooohhh, I can really love


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Turn Back The Hand Of Time (Live)
(Jack Daniels / Bonnie Thompson)
Lead Singer: Peter Holsapple

Oh darling I'm so lonely without you
Can't sleep at night always thinking about you
But if I had the chance to start all over
Iíd be wishing today on a four leaf clover
And leaving you with the last thing on my mind
If I could turn back the hands of time
(If I could turn back the hands of time)
Oh yeah
(If I could turn back the hands of time)

Oh darling I can't hold out much longer
Cuz this pain's killing me and all the hurt keeps getting stronger
Yeah, but if I had just one more try
I would be yours alone until the day I die
and we would have a love so divine
If I could turn back the hands of time
(If I could turn back the hands of time)
Yeah, yeah
(If I could turn back the hands of time)

Yeah, remember girl that I love you

Oh darling please, please let me come back home
Cuz your love is so good to me baby
And I realize without it I can't go on
Cuz you're the other half
That makes my life complete
If I could start all over again
Weíd have a love so sweet and leaving would be the last thing on my mind
If I could turn back the hands of time
(If I could turn back the hands of time)
Oh, yeah
(If I could turn back the hands of time)
If I could turn back the hand of time
(If I could turn back the hands of time)
You know I would darling
(If I could turn back the hands of time)
Yeah, remember girl, that I love you


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Farmer's Daughter
(Brian Wilson / Mike Love)
Lead Singer: Vicki Peterson and Susan Cowsill

Vicki: Are you ready

Susan: No, but Iíll do it anyway

Vicki: Thatís OK. We couldnít do it 10 years ago either.

Susan: Will you count us in

Vicki: You donít get to count us in

Susan: No, not you

Male: One, two, one, two

I could come from miles away
Ain't got no place to stay
Glad to help you plow your fields
Farmer's daughter

Might be just a couple of days
Clean up, rest and on my way
Thank you, very much obliged
Farmer's daughter

Ooohh, ohhh, ohhh, ohh
Ooohh, ohhh, ohhh, ohh

So long better leave your land
Many thanks, it was mighty grand
I hope, hope to see you again
Farmer's daughter
Farmer's daughter
Farmer's daughter


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Dedicated To The One I Love (Live)
(Lowman Pauling / Ralph Bass)
Lead Singer: Susan Cowsill and others

While I'm far away from you my baby
I know it's hard for you my baby
Because it's hard for me my baby
And the darkest hour is just before dawn

Each night before you go to bed my baby
Whisper a little prayer for me my baby, yeah
And tell all the stars above
This is dedicated to the one I love
(Life can never be exactly like we want it to be)

I could be satisfied knowing you love me
(But there's one thing I want you to do especially for me)
And it's something that everybody needs

While I'm far away from you my baby
Whisper a little prayer for me my baby
Because it's hard for me my baby
And the darkest hour is just before dawn

Well there's one thing I want you to do especially for me
And it's something that everybody needs

Each night before you go to bed my baby
Whisper a little prayer for me my baby
And tell all the stars above
This is dedicated to the one I love
This is dedicated (to the one I love)
This is dedicated to the one I love
This is dedicated (to the one I love)
This is dedicated


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At The End Of The Day (Live)
(Sandy Denny)
Lead Singer: Susan Cowsill

Oh babe, you are the one I love
You are the one I'm thinking of
And I know it's still a long long, long way
But I'll be home at the end of the day

And I'll sing my songs just for you
And I'll bring my love home to you
I can hardly wait to see your face again
And you'll be home at the end of the day

But thereís miles and miles of rosy sky
And I will fall asleep by and by
I am crying now 'cause you're too far away
But I'll be home at the end of the day
And youíll be home at the end of the day
Well Iíll be home


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Listen, Listen
(Sandy Denny)
Lead Singer: Vicki Peterson

The young boy ____ his pretty face
All for to feel the salty spray
When storms are mustering they say
I'll come and take you all away

I am a traveler by trade
I only have what I have made
A fortune teller too they say
And I can take you all away

Listen, listen to him do
He is the one who is for you
Listen, they say
He'll come and take us all away He . . .

And over there the young man stayed
Upon on the rocks so rough and grey
Watching the boy, watching the day
Thinking of how he came to be

A young man he, he is so real
And never more to go astray
He is of value now they say
And he can take himself away

Listen, listen to him do
He is the one who is for you
Listen, they say
He'll come and take us all away He . . .


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I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
(Richard Thompson)
Lead Singer: Susan Cowsill

Well, I'm so tired of working everyday
Now the weekend's come I'm gonna throw my troubles away
If you've got the cab fare mister we'll do alright.
Now, I want to see the bright lights tonight

Meet me at the station don't be late
I need to spend some money and it just won't wait
Take me to the dance and hold me tight
I want to see the bright lights tonight

Well, there's crazy people running all over town
There's a silver band just marching up and down
And the big boys theyíre all spoiling for a fight
Now, I want to see the bright lights tonight

Meet me at the station don't be late
I need to spend some money and it just won't wait
Take me to the dance and hold me tight
I want to see the bright lights tonight

Well, a couple of drunken nights rolling on the floor
Thatís just the kind of mess I'm looking for
And I'm gonna dream 'till Monday comes in sight
Cuz I want to see the bright lights tonight

Meet me at the station don't be late
I need to spend some money and it just won't wait
Take me to the dance and hold me tight
I want to see the bright lights tonight

Take me to the dance and hold me tight
I want to see the bright lights tonight


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The Poor Ditching Boy
(Richard Thompson)
Lead Singer:

Was there ever a winter so cold and so drear
The river too weary to flood
The storming wind cut through to my skin
But she cut through to my blood

I was looking for trouble to tangle my line
But trouble came looking for me
I knew I was standing on treacherous ground
I was sinking too fast to run free

With her scheming, idle ways
She left me poor enough
The storming wind cut through to my skin
But she cut through to my blood

Oh, I would not be asking, I would not be found
Abeggin on mountain or hill
But Iím ready and blind with my hands tied behind
Iíve neither a soul nor a will

With her scheming, idle ways
She left me poor enough
The storming wind cut through to my skin
But she cut through to my blood

Well, itís bitter by far than the poor ditching boy
Who always believe what they say
They tell him itís hard to be honest and true
Does he mind if he doesnít get paid?

With her scheming, idle ways
She left me poor enough
The storming wind cut through to my skin
But she cut through to my blood

Yes the storming wind cut through to my skin
But she cut through to my blood


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You're Gonna Need Somebody
(Richard Thompson)
Lead Singer:

When you're lost in the dark, you can't find your way
When the night is so long, you can't remember the day
When you're too far gone to hear anybody call
Your last deal left you with nothing at all

You're going to need somebody, (youíre going to need somebody)
You're going to need somebody, (youíre going to need somebody)
You're going to need the one who was standing and waiting for you

Now when nobody wants you, nobody needs you
Nobody loves you, nobody feeds you
When your ship is sinking in the middle of the sea
When they locked you in chains and they've thrown away the key

You're going to need somebody, (youíre going to need somebody)
You're going to need somebody, (youíre going to need somebody)
You're going to need the one who was standing and waiting for you

Da, de, la, la
Da, de, la, la
Da, de, la, la
Da, de, la, la
Da, de, la, la
Da, de, la, la
Oh, oh, oh

Now you don't live long unless you're fast on your feet
They're taking your furniture right out into the street
You can't sleep at night for counting cracks on the wall
Your friends build you up just to watch you fall

You're going to need somebody, (youíre going to need somebody)
You're going to need somebody, (youíre going to need somebody)
You're going to need the one who was standing there waiting for you

Youíre lost in the dark, you can't find your way
The night is so long you don't remember the day
You're too far gone to hear anybody call
Your friends build you up to just watch you fall

You're going to need somebody, (youíre going to need somebody)
You're going to need somebody, (youíre going to need somebody)
You're going to need the one who was standing there waiting for you
(Need someone whoís standing there waiting for you)
You're going to need the one who was standing there waiting for you

You're going to need somebody, you're going to need somebody
You're going to need the one who was standing and waiting for you
You're going to need the one who was standing and waiting for you

Da, de, la, la
Da, de, la, la
Da, de, la, la
Da, de, la, la
Da, de, la, la
Da, de, la, la
Oh, oh, oh


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I'm A Dreamer
(Sandy Denny)
Lead Singer: Susan Cowsill

Well, you make me nervous when I see you
I can't imagine what it's like to be you
It's a mystery to me every day
And I've got to get away

And I put a bet on with a bookie
For the race they put on over in Kentucky
It's lovely at this time of year, so they say
And I've got to get away

And I'm a dreamer and you know
I'm a schemer with an eye for the show
It's my imagination when I get low
And the truth is I don't think I'll ever go

But, when the music's playing, that's when it changes
And no longer do we seem like total strangers
It's all those words which always get in the way
Of what you want to say

When I wake up in the morning
Well, I think it only fair to give you warning
I probably won't go away
I'll more than likely stay

'Cuz I'm a dreamer and you know
I'm a schemer with an eye for the show
It is my imagination when I get low
And the truth is I don't think I'll ever go

'Cuz I'm a dreamer and you know
I am a schemer with an eye for the show
And it's my imagination when I get low
And the truth is I don't think I'll ever go
You know the truth is I know Iím gonna go


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Matty Groves
(Traditional Arrangement Fairport Convention)
Lead Singer:

Well a holiday, a holiday
And the first one of the year
Lord Donald's wife went into the church
The Gospel for to hear

And when the gospel it was read
She cast her eyes about
And there she spied little Matty Groves
Standing in the crowd

"Come home with me, little Matty Groves
Come home with me tonight
Come home with me, little Matty Groves
And sleep with me 'til light"

"Oh, I can't come home, I won't come home
I canít come home for my life
For I see by the ring on your left hand
You are my masterís wife"

"What if I am Lord Donald's wife
Lord Donald's not at home
He is out in the far, far fields
Bringing the yearlings home"

Well a servant who was standing by
And hearing what was said
He swore Lord Donald he should know
Before he went to bed

And in his haste to carry the news
He bent his chest and he ran
And when he reached the broad mill stream
He took off his shoes and swam

Matty, he laid down
And took a little sleep
When he awoke, Lord Donald
Was standing at his feet

Saying, "How do you like my feather bed
And how do you like my sheets
And how do you like my lady there
Who lies in your arms asleep?"

"Oh, well I like your feather bed
And better I like your sheets
But best of all your lady fair
Who lies in my arms asleep"

"Get up, get up, get up", Lord Donald cried
"Get up as quick as you can
For itíll never be said in old England
That I slew a naked man"

"Oh, I can't get up, I won't get up
I can't get up for my life
For you have two long beaten swords
And I got a pocket knife"

"Well, it's true I have two beaten swords
And they cost me deep in the purse
But you shall take the better of them
And I shall take the worse"

"And you will strike the very first blow
And strike it like a man
I will strike the very next blow
And I'll kill you if I can"

Matty struck the very first blow
And he hurt Lord Donald sore
Lord Donald struck the very next blow
And Matty struck no more

And then Lord Donald took his wife
And he sat her on his knee
And he said, "Now, who do you like the better of us
Dead Matty Groves or me?"

But then spoke his own dear wife
Never heard to speak so free
"I'd rather a kiss from dead Matty's lips
Than you or your finery"

Lord Donald, he arose
And loudly he did bawl
He struck his wife right through the heart
And pinned her against the wall

"A grave, a grave, a grave " Lord Donald cried
"To put these lovers in
But bury my lady up on top
Cuz she was of noble kin"


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Meet On The Ledge (Studio Version)
(Richard Thompson)
Lead Singer: Susan Cowsill and Vicki Peterson

We used to say thereíd come the day,
We'd all be making songs,
Or finding better words,
These ideas never lasted long,

The way is up along the road,
The air is growing thin,
Too many friends who tried,
Blown off this mountain in the wind.

Meet on the ledge, we're gonna meet on the ledge,
When the time is up, I'm gonna see all my friends,
Meet on the ledge, we're gonna meet on the ledge,
If you really mean it, it all comes round again.

And now I see, I'm all alone,
And that's the only way to be,
You'll have your chance again,
Then you can do the work for me.

Meet on the ledge, we're gonna meet on the ledge,
When the time is up, I'm gonna see, see all my friends,
Meet on the ledge, we're gonna meet on the ledge,
When you really mean it, it all comes round again.

Meet on the ledge, we're gonna meet on the ledge,
When the time is up, I'm gonna see all, see all my friends,
Meet on the ledge, we're gonna meet on the ledge,
When you really mean it, it all comes, all comes round again,


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