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pieces of great song lyrics
beautiful words from songs

The following are bits and pieces of the Brain Candy collector's favorite song lyrics, accumulated through the years. In the case of some shorter works, the entire song is included.


And as we wind on down the road
our shadows taller than our soul
there walks a lady we all know
who shines white light and wants to show
how everything still turns to gold
and if you listen very hard
the tune will come to you at last
when all are one and one is all
to be a rock and not to roll.
- - - Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven"

All you touch and all you see,
Is all your life will ever be.
- - - Pink Floyd, "Breathe"

All of us get lost in the darkness
Dreamers learn to steer by the stars
All of us do time in the gutters
Dreamers turn to look at the cars
- - - Rush "The Pass"

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

Through many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come:
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
- - - John Newton, "Amazing Grace"

And Honey, I miss you and I'm being good.
And I'd love to be with you if only I could.
- - - Bobby Goldsboro, "Honey"

And if I can't be with you I would rather have a different face
And if I can't be near you I would rather be adrift in space
And if the gods desert us I would burn this chapel into flames
And if someone tries to hurt you I would put myself in your place
- - - Neil Finn "Try Whistling This"

And if she asks you why you can tell her that I told you
That I'm tired of Castles in the Air
I've got a dream I want the world to share in castle walls
Just leave me to despair

Hills of forest green where the mountains touch the sky
A dream come true, I'll live there 'til I die
I'm asking you, to say my last good-bye
The love we knew, ain't worth another try
- - - Don McLean "Castles in the Air"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon.
- - - Harry Chapin, "Cat's In the Cradle"

And the seasons, they go round and round,
And the painted ponies go up and down.
We're captive on the carousel of time.
We can't return, we can only look
Behind from where we came,
And go round and round and round in the circle game.
- - - Tom Rush, "The Circle Game"

And the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls,
And tenement halls,
And whispered in the sounds of silence.
- - - Paul Simon, "Sounds of Silence"

And though you want to last forever,
You know you never will,
You know you never will,
And the good-bye makes the journey harder still.
- - - Cat Stevens "O Very Young"

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking.
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older.
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.
- - - Pink Floyd, "Time"

Are you lonesome tonight?
Do you miss me tonight?
Are you sorry we drifted apart?
Does your memory stray to a bright sunny day?
When I kissed you and called you sweetheart?
Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare?
Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there?
Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again?
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?
- - -Roy Turk and Lou Handman, "Are You Lonesome Tonight"

Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take you to
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo Montego, baby why don't we go
Ooh I wanna take you down to
Kokomo, we'll get there fast and then we'll take it slow
That's where we wanna go, way down in Kokomo.
- - -Beach Boys, "Kokomo"

Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me,
Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee.
- - - Stephen Foster, "Beautiful Dreamer"

Because you're mine
I walk the line.
- - - Johnny Cash, "I Walk the Line"

Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
- - -Lorenz Hart, "Blue Moon"

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you.
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new.
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more.
- - -Beatles "In My Life"

Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire
- - -Robbie Kreiger , "Light My Fire"

Day is done
gone the sun
from the lake
from the hill
from the sky
all is well
safely rest
God is nigh
- - - Anonymous "Taps"

Doesn't anybody stay in one place any more?
- - - Carole King, "Far Away"

Don't go changing, to try and please me
You never let me down before.
- - - Billy Joel, "Just the Way You Are"

Don't want to close my eyes
I don't want to fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you, baby, and I don't want to miss a thing.
'Cause even when I dream of you,
The sweetest dream would never do
I'd still miss you baby, and I don't want to miss a thing.
- - - Aerosmith "Don't want to miss a thing"

Down the street the dogs are barking
And the day is getting dark.
As the night comes in a-falling,
The dogsīll lose their bark
And the silent night will shatter
From the sounds inside my mind,
For Iīm one to many mornings
And a thousand miles behind.
From the crossroads of my doorstep,
My eyes they start to fade,
As I turn my head back to the room
Where my love and I have laid....
- - - Bob Dylan "One Too Many Mornings"

Driving that train, high on cocaine
Casey Jones you'd better watch your speed
Trouble ahead, trouble behind
And you know that notion just crossed my mind
- - - Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead) "Casey Jones"

Every breath you take and every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take
I'll be watchin' you

Every single day and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay
I'll be watchin' you
- - -Sting, "Every Breath You Take"

Every time I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face getting clearer
The past is gone
It goes by, like dusk to dawn
Isn't that the way
Everybody's got their dues in life to pay
- - - Aerosmith, "Dream On"

Fly away, to the rainbow in the sky
Gold is at the end for each of us to find
There the road begins, where another one will end
Here the four winds know who will break and who will bend
All to be the Master of the Wind
- - - Manowar, " Master of the Wind"

Fred Jones was worn out from caring for his often
screaming and crying wife during the day, but
he couldn't sleep at night for fear that she,
in a stupor from the drugs that didn't
ease the pain would set the house ablaze
with a cigarette
- - - Ben Folds Five, "Cigarette" (that's the whole song)

Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose.
Nothin' ain't worth nothin' but it's free.
- - - Kris Kristofferson, "Me and Bobby McGee"

Happy days are here again,
The skies above are clear again:
Let us sing a song of cheer again,
Happy days are here again!
- - - Jack Yellen "Happy Days Are Here Again"

He goes along just as a water lily
Gentle on the surface of his thoughts his body floats
Unweighed down by passion or intensity
Yet unaware of the depth upon which he coasts
And he finds a home in me
For what misfortune sows, he knows my touch will reap
- - -Fiona Apple, "Pale September"

He not busy being born is busy dying.
- - - Bob Dylan, "It's Alright, Ma"

Hear that lonesome whippoorwill?
He sounds too blue to fly.
The midnight train is whining low,
I'm so lonesome I could cry.
- - - Hank Williams, "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"

How can I be sure
in a world that's constantly changing?
How can I be sure where I stand with you?
Whenever I, whenever I am away from you
I wanna die
cause you know I wanna stay with you.
How do I know?
Maybe you're trying to use me;
flying too high can confuse me;
touch me but don't take me down.
- - - The Young Rascals, "How Can I Be Sure?"

How I wish
How I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls,
Swimming in a fish bowl,
Year after year

Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears
Wish you were here
- - - Pink Floyd, "Wish You Were Here"

How many times can a man turn his head,
and pretend that he just doesn't see?
- - - Bob Dylan "Blowing in the Wind"

I come to you defenses down with the trust of a child.
- - - Peter Gabriel "Red Rain"

I didn't mean to take up all your sweet time...
I'll give it right back to you, one of these days
- - - Jimi Hendrix

I don't believe in destiny or the guiding hand of fate
I don't believe in forever, or love as a mystical state
I don't believe in the stars or the planets
or angels watching from above
But I believe there's a ghost of a chance
we can find someone to love
and make it last.
- - - Rush "Ghost Of A Chance"

i like a tombstone, cuz it weathers well,
and if it stands or if it crumbles, only time will tell.

and you can carve my name in marble, you must cut it deep;
there'll be no dancing on the gravestone, you must let me sleep.
---suzanne vega, "tombstone"

I met a girl who sang the blues
and I asked her for some happy news,
but she just smiled and turned away.
And the three men I admire most,
The Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost,
They caught the last train to the coast
The day the music died.
- - - Don McLean, "American Pie"

I sing my heart out to the wide open spaces
I sing my heart out to the infinite sea
I sing my vision to the sky-high mountains
I sing my song to the free.
- - - Pete Townshend "Song is Over"

I want to stand with you on a mountain
I want to bathe with you in the sea
I want to lay like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me
- - -Savage Garden, "Truly Madly Deeply"

I woke up this morning,
Smiled at the rising sun,
Three little birds,
Sat on my doorstep,
Singing sweet songs
- - -Bob Marley "Three Little Birds"

I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints
Sinners are much more fun.
- - - Billy Joel, "Only the Good Die Young"

I'm going, I'm going, where the water tastes like wine,
We can jump in the water, stay drunk all the time
- - -Canned Heat, "Going Up The Country"

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good,
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood.
- - - Joe Cocker, "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"

I'm not scared of dyin' and I don't really care
if it's peace you find in dyin'
well then let the time be near.

And when I die
and when I'm gone
there'll be one child born
and a world to carry on.
- - - Laura Nyro, "And When I Die"

I'm so afraid to love you, but more afraid to loose
Clinging to a past that doesn't let me choose
Once there was a darkness, deep and endless night
You gave me everything you had, oh you gave me light
And I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories
- - - Sarah McLachlan, "I Will Remember You"

I'm wild again,
Beguiled again,
A simpering, whimpering child again -
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered am I.
- - -Lorenz Hart, "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"

I've been trying to get down to the heart of the matter
but my will gets weak
and my thoughts seem to scatter
but I think it's about forgiveness...
even if you don't love me anymore.
- - -Don Henly "Heart of The Matter"

If I should stay
I would only be in your way
So I'll go, but I know
I'll think of you each step of the way
And I will always love you
I will always love you

Bitter sweet Memories
That's all I am taking with me
Good-bye. Please don't cry
We both know that I'm not
What you need
But I will always love you
I will always love you.
- - -Dolly Parton "I Will Always Love You"

If the future's looking dark
We're the ones who have to shine
If there's no one in control
We're the ones who draw the line
Though we live in trying times
We're the ones who have to try
Though we know that time has wings
We're the ones who have to fly.
- - -Rush "Everyday Glory"

If you said good-bye to me tonight,
There would still be music left to write.
- - - Billy Joel, "The Longest Time"

If you want my body and you think I'm sexy
come on sugar let me know.
- - -Rod Stewart, "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"

In every heart there is a room
A sanctuary safe and strong
To heal the wounds from lovers past
Until a new one comes along"
- - - Billy Joel "And So It Goes"

In the arms of an Angel far away from here
From this dark, cold hotel room, and the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie
In the arms of an Angel; may you find some comfort here
- - - Sarah MacLachlan "In the Arms of an Angel"

In the clearing stands the boxer, and a fighter by his trade.
And he carries a reminder of every glove that laid him down...
or cut him till he cried out in his anger and his shame
"I am leaving! I am leaving" but the fighter still remains.
- - - Paul Simon, "The Boxer"

In the rain the pavement shines like silver
All the lights are misty in the river
In the darkness, the trees are full of starlight
And all I see is him and me forever and forever
- - - "On My Own" from Les Miserables

in your eyes
the light the heat
in your eyes
I am complete
in your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
in your eyes
the resolution of all the fruitless searches
in your eyes
I see the light and the heat
in your eyes
oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light,
the heat I see in your eyes
- - - Peter Gabriel "In Your Eyes"

Is this the real life
Is this just fantasy
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality
Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see
I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy
Because I'm easy come, easy go; little high, little low
anyway the wind blows doesn't really matter to me
To me
- - -Queen, "Bohemian Rhapsody"

It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth
To touch their harps of gold:
"Peace on earth, good will to men
From Heaven's all - gracious King" -
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing.
- - - Edmund Hamilton Sears, "The Angels' Song"

It's the heart afraid of dying, that never learns to dance;
It's the dream afraid of waking, that never takes the chance;
It's the one who won't be taken, who cannot seem to give;
And the soul afraid of dying, that never learns to live.
- - - Amanda  McBroom, "The Rose"

I've looked at life from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all.
- - - Joni Mitchell "Both Sides Now"

I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you again
- - - James Taylor "Fire and Rain"

It was your song that made me sing
It was your song that gave me wings
It was your light that shined
guiding my heart to find
This place where I belong
It was your song

Dreams can come true
With God's great angels like you
- - -Garth Brooks "Your Song"

Joy to the world
All the boys and girls now
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me
- - -Hoyt Axton, "Joy to the World"

Late at night a big ole house gets lonely,
I guess every form refuge has its price
And it breaks her heart to think her love is only
Given to a man with hands as cold as ice.
- - - Eagles "Lyin' Eyes"

Life it seems, will fade away
Drifting further every day
Getting lost within myself
Nothing matters no one else
I have lost the will to live
Simply nothing more to give
There is nothing more for me
Need the end to set me free
- - - Metallica "Fade to Black"

Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever-spinning reel
As the images unwind
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind.
- - - Michel LeGrand "Windmills of Your Mind"

Little drops of rain
Whisper of the pain
Tears of love
Lost in the days gone by.
- - - Robert Plant, "Thank You"

Love can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go till we're gone
- - - Celine Dion "My Heart Will Go On"

Love is a rose
But you better not pick it.
It only grows
When it's on the vine.
Handful of thorns
And you'll know you missed it.
You lose your love
When you say the word MINE.
- - - Neil Young, "Love Is A Rose"

Lovin' you has made my life so beautiful
And every day of my life is filled with lovin' you
Lovin' you I see your soul come shining through
And every time that we ooooh I'm more in love with you
- - -Minnie Riperton, "Lovin' You"

Mama may have
Papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own.
- - - Arthur Herzog and Billie Holiday, "God Bless the Child"

Maybe I will never be
All the things that I'd like to be
Now is not the time to cry
Now's the time to find out why
I think you're the same as me
We see things they'll never see
You and I are gonna live forever
- - - Oasis "Live Forever"

Memory. All alone in the moonlight
I can smile at the old days
I was beautiful then.
- - - Trevor Nunn, "Cats"

'Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
- - - John Howard Payne, "Home, Sweet Home"

Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels
The dizzy dancing way you feel
As every fairy tale comes real
I've looked at love that way.
- - - Joni Mitchell, "Both Sides Now"

Morning has broken
Like the first morning.
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird.
- - - Eleanor Farjeon, "A Morning Song"

My eyes adored ya
Though I never laid a hand on you
My eyes adored ya
Like a million miles away from me you couldn't see how I adored ya
So close, so close and yet so far
- - -Frankie Valli, "My Eyes Adored You"

My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue.
An everlasting vision of the ever-changing view.
- - - Carole King "Tapestry"

Nights in white satin never reaching the end
Letters I've written never meaning to send
Beauty I'd always missed with these eyes before
Just what the truth is I can't say any more
Cause I love you
Yes I love you
Oh how I love you
- - - Justin Hayward, "Nights In White Satin"

Now some they do and some they don't
And some you just can't tell
And some they will and some they won't
With some it's just as well.
- - - Supertramp, "Good-bye Stranger"

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side.
The summer's gone and all the flowers are dying
Yet you, yet you, must go and I must bide.
- - - Traditional Song "Danny Boy"

Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear,
And he shows them pearly white.
Just a jackknife has Macheath, dear,
And he keeps them out of sight.
- - -Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, "Threepenny Opera"

Oh you are in my blood like holy wine
You taste so bitter and so sweet
Oh I could drink a case of you, darling
And I would still be on my feet
Oh I would still be on my feet.
- - -Joni Mitchell, "A Case Of You" - Blue album

Oh, no, it can't be teardrops
'Cause a man ain't supposed to cry.
- - - Dee Clark

Old black water, keep on rollin'
Mississippi moon won't you keep on shinin' on me?
- - - Patrick Simmons, "Black Water"

One look at love
and you may see
it weaves a web
over mystery,
all ravelled threads
can rend apart
for hope has a place in the lover's heart.
Hope has a place in a lover's heart.
- - - Enya "Hope Has a Place"

Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong,
Under the shade of a coolibar tree,
And he sang as he sat and waited for his billy-boil,
You'll come a-waltzing, Matilda, with me.
- - - Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, "Australia's National Song"

Para bailar la bamba
Para bailar la bamba
se necesita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia para mi para ti
y arriba y arriba,
y arriba y arriba
con ti sere
con ti sere, con ti sere.

Yo no soy marinero
Yo no soy marinero,
soy capitan, soy capitan.

Bamba, bamba, bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
- - -Los Lobos "La Bamba"

People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share,
and no one dare disturb the Sound of Silence.
- - - Paul Simon, "Sounds of Silence"

People, people who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world.
- - - Bob Merrill, "People Who Need People"

Pink it was love at first sight
Pink when I turn out the light, and
Pink gets me high as a kite
And I think everything is going to be all right
No matter what we do tonight
- - -Aerosmith, "Pink"

Place a name upon the night
One to set your heart alight
And to make the darkness bright
Paint the sky with stars.
- - -Enya "Paint the Sky with Stars"

Quick to judge, quick to anger
Slow to understand
Ignorance and prejudice
And fear walk hand in hand
- - -Rush "Witch Hunt"

River gonna take me, Sing me sweet and sleepy,
Sing me sweet and sleepy all the way back home,
It's a far gone lullaby sung many years ago
Mama, Mama, many worlds I've come since I first left home
- - -Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead) "Brokedown Palace"

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream.
- - - Traditional Song

She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy.
I said, "Be careful, his bow tie is really a camera."
- - - Simon & Garfunkel, "America"

She's got a way about her,
And everywhere she goes,
a million dreams of love surround her,
- - - Billy Joel "She's Got a Way"

See the stone set in your eyes
See the thorn twist in your side
I wait for you
Sleight of hand and twist of fate
On a bed of nails she makes me wait
And I wait . . . without you

With or without you
With or without you
- - -U2, "With or Without You"

She wore blue velvet
Bluer than velvet was the night
Softer than satin was the light
From the stars
She wore blue velvet
Bluer than velvet were her eyes
Warmer than May her tender sighs
- - -Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris, "Blue Velvet"

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne?
- - - Robert Burns, "Auld Lang Syne"

Shower the people you love with love
Show them the way that you feel
Things are gonna work out fine if you only will.
- - - James Taylor, "Shower the People"

Sing us a song you're the piano man.
Sing us a song tonight.
Cause we're all in the mood for a melody,
And you've got us feeling all right.
- - - Billy Joel

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me, if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good lord will take you away
- - - Aerosmith, "Dream On"

So excuse me forgetting, but these things I do
You see I've forgotten, if they're green or they're blue
Anyway, the thing is, what I really mean
Yours are the sweetest eyes, I've ever seen.
- - - Elton John / Bernie Taupin

Someday when we meet up yonder
We'll stroll hand and hand again
In a land that knows no parting
Blue eyes crying in the rain.
- - - Fred Rose, "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" sung by Willie Nelson

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow -
Why then, oh why can't I?
- - - E. Y. Harburg, "Over the Rainbow"

Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper, "I love you"
Birds singing in the sycamore tree
Dream a little dream of me
- - -Gus Kahn, "Dream A Little Dream of Me"

Starry Starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land.
- - - Don McLean "Vincent"

Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind.
- - - Seals & Crofts, "Summer Breeze"

Summers going fast
Nights growing colder
Children growing up
Old friends growing older

Freeze this moment a little bit longer
Make each sensation a little bit stronger
- - - Rush "Time Stand Still"

And the livin' is easy,
Fish are jumpin', and the cotton is high.
- - - Ira Gershwin, "Porgy and Bess"
DuBose Heyward wrote the lyrics th "Summertime"

Thanks for the joy that you're givin' me
I want you to know I believe in your song
Rhythm and rhyme and harmony
You help me along, makin' me strong,
Give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n' roll
And drift away . . .
- - - Dobie Gray "Drift Away"

The hypocrites are slandering
The sacred halls of Truth
Ancient nobles showering
Their bitterness on youth
Can't we find
The minds that made us strong
Can't we learn
To feel what's right and wrong
- - - Rush "A Farewell To Kings"

The love you take is equal to the love you make.
- - - The Beatles, "The End"

The moon upon the ocean
is swept around in motion
but without ever knowing
the reason for its flowing
in motion on the ocean
the moon still keeps on moving
the waves still keep on waving
and I still keep on going
- - - Enya "Anywhere Is"

There are many here among us
who think life is but a joke
but you and I, we've been through that;
this is not our fate.
Let us not speak falsely now, the hour's getting late.
- - - Bob Dylan, "All Along the Watchtower"

There are places I'll remember
All my life though some have changed.
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain.
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall.
Some are dead and some are living,
In my life I've loved them all.
- - -Beatles "In My Life"

There's beauty in the silver singing river
There's beauty in the sunrise in the sky
But none of these and nothing else can match the beauty
That I remember in my true love's eyes
- - -Bob Dylan, "Tomorrow is a Long Time"

They say that these are not the best of times,
But they're the only times I've ever known.
And I believe there is a time for meditation
in cathedrals of our own.
- - - Billy Joel, "Summer, Highland Falls"

Time it was
and what a time it was
it was...
a time of innocence
a time confidences
long ago it must be
I have a photograph
preserve your memories
its all that's left you.
- - - Paul Simon / Art Garfunkel

To dream the impossible dream,
To reach the unreachable star!
- - - Joe Darion

Tonight you're mine completely
You give your love so sweetly
Tonight the light of love is in your eyes
But will you love me tomorrow?
- - -Gerry Goffin and Carole King, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?"

Unforgettable, that's what you are
Unforgettable though near or far
Like a song of love that clings to me
How the thought of you does things to me
Never before has someone been more

Unforgettable in every way
And forever more, that's how you'll stay
That's why, darling, it's incredible
That someone so unforgettable
Thinks that I am unforgettable too
- - - Irving Gordon, "Unforgettable"

What do you want me to do,
To watch for you,
To see you through?
A box of rain will ease the pain,
and love, will see you through.
- - - Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead) "Box of Rain"

What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
It's the only thing that there's just too little of.
- - - Burt Bacharach / Hal David

When a lovely flame dies,
Smoke gets in your eyes.
- - - Otto Harbach

When a man loves a woman
Can't keep his mind on nothing else
He'll trade the world
For the good thing he's found
- - -Percy Sledge, "When a Man Loves a Woman"

When Israel was in Egypt land,
Let my people go,
Oppressed so hard they could not stand,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses,
Way-down in Egypt land,
Tell old Pharaoh
To let my people go.
- - - Negro Spiritual

When it seems like the night will last forever,
And there's nothing left to do but count the years,
When the strings of my harp to sever,
And stones fall from my eyes instead of tears...
I will walk alone by the black muddy river,
And dream me a dream of my own,
I will walk alone by the black muddy river,
And sing me a song of my own.
- - - Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead) "Black Muddy River"

When my soul was in the lost-and-found
You came along to claim it.
- - - Carole King, "Tapestry"

When there's a shadow, you follow the sun.
When there is love, then you look for the one.
And for the promises, there is the sky.
And for the heavens are those who can fly.
- - - Enya "Only If"

When you're weary, feeling small
When tears are in your eyes, I'll dry them all
I'm on your side when times get rough
And friends just can't be found
Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down
- - - Simon and Garfunkel. "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

While we're living
The dreams we have as children
Fade away
- - -Oasis, "Fade Away"

Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there,
You've got a friend.
- - - James Taylor

Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away.
Now it looks as though they're here to stay.
Oh, I believe in yesterday.
- - -The Beatles "Yesterday"

You can choose a ready guide
In some celestial voice.
If you choose not to decide
You still have made a choice.
You can choose from phantom fears
And kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that's clear
I will choose Freewill
- - - Rush "Permanent Waves"

You can speak your mind
But not on my time.
- - - Billy Joel, "My Life"

You say you want, diamonds on a ring of gold
You say you want, your story to remain untold
All the promises we made
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you.
- - - U2, "All I Want is You"

Yesterday don't matter if it's gone.
- - -Rolling Stones, "Ruby Tuesday"

You know a dream is like a river
Ever changing as it flows.
And a dreamer's just a vessel
That must follow where it goes.
Trying to learn from what's behind you
And never knowing what's in store
Makes each day a constant battle
Just to stay between the shores.
- - - Garth Brooks, "The River"

You may be right
I may be crazy.
But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for.
- - - Billy Joel, "You May Be Right"

You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss,
A sigh is just a sigh;
The fundamental things apply,
As time goes by.
- - - Herman Hupfeld, "As Time Goes By"

You're so vain.
I bet you think this song is about you.
- - - Carly Simon, "You're So Vain"

You're the cutest thing that I ever did see
I really love your peaches, wanna shake your tree
- - -Steve Miller, "The Joker"

You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face
And show the world all the love in your heart
Then people gonna treat you better
You're gonna find, yes you will
That you're beautiful as you feel.
- - - Carole King, "Beautiful"


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