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On Our Big Fat Merry-Go-Round Lyrics
I Want Too Much Lyrics
I Am The Greatest Lyrics [UK Version]
I Am The Greatest Lyrics [US Version]
Wide-Eyed And Ignorant Lyrics [UK Version]
Wide-Eyed And Ignorant Lyrics [US Version]
No More Apologies Lyrics
The Way We Were Lyrics

Wide-Eyed And Ignorant Lyrics [UK Version]

Intro

Picture a house
With hanging baskets
On a quiet little street
On the corner where the lamp shows
A beautiful garden
And perfect cut lawns
All the young people play hide and seek
But inside there's a monster
Who makes demands
He says "Do what I want - not what I say."
And everyone lives in fear
Will the man responsible
Will the man responsible
Take a bow

Here Come The Good Times

Ooooooo!
Ooooooo!
Ooooooo!
It's been a long time since rock and roll
It all sounds good but it's filled with holes
It's been a long time since the seventies
Nowadays everyone's taking themselves too seriously
So if you believe in make believe
Then you can make yourself believe in me

Here come the good times
Here come the good times
Here come the good times
For a change
For a change

It's been a long time since I've heard you laugh
It's been a long time since I've seen you smile
It's been a long time since our wide-eyed dreams
The closer we get to them the less they mean
It takes a long time for the scars to heal
Why won't you tell me how you feel

(chorus)

Wooooooooo!
Wooooooooo!
Wooooooooo!
Where have all the good times gone
Where have they all gone
It's good to see you laugh again
It's good to see you smile again
It's good to hear you laughing one more time

Cos here come the good times
Here come the good times
Here come the good times
For a change
It makes a nice change
It's good to see you
It's good to see you smile
It's good to see you
It's good to see you laugh
It's good to see you
It's good to see you talk
It's good to see you
It's good to see you laugh
It's good to see you smiling one more time
(Here come the good times)
For a change for a change
(Here come the good times)
Merry Christmas baby!
Here come the good times for a change

She Keeps Me Humble

I am nervous around you
I am what you are
I am mad about you
I am what you are
So near and far away
From what you want

I am what you are
I'm there when you call me
I am who you know
I follow your shadow
I am what you see
I am what I think you want me to be
I am what you are
So near and far away

She keeps me down
She keeps me humble
She keeps me down, down, down
She keeps me humble

She keeps me from
Losing my head
Keeping my edge
She keeps me down
Down in the ground
I'm not uptight when she's not around
She keeps me down

I'm nervous around you
I am what you are
I am mad about you
I am what you are
So near and far away
From what you need
I am bought and sold
Body and soul
With no guarantees
Of her loving me
I wish she could try
Or just leave me be
I am what you are
So near and far away

(chorus)

She keeps me from losing my head
Keeping my edge
She puts me down, down in the crowd
I'm not uptight
When she's not around
She keeps me down

(chorus)

She keeps me from losing my head
Keeping my edge
She keeps me down
Down in the ground
I'm not uptight when she's not around
She keeps me down

Why Me?

Why me?
Why me?

This is a cruel and ruthless world
This is our world
This is everyone for themselves where bigger dogs eat smaller dogs over lunch
Where there's always someone younger, cheaper and better than you
It's a game
In order to survive you must play
To succeed you must cheat
If you do you do not have the right to feel hard done by
If you don't you'll spend the rest of your life wondering why
Why me?

Why me indeed...
I ordered everything that my eyes could see
But you don't see the pitfalls when you're blinded by greed
I ordered things I could never afford
But I got much more than I bargained for

If I hadn't gone too far
If I didn't want to much
If I hadn't pushed too hard
Things could have been different for me

(repeat chorus)

Sometimes our expectations are far too high
And we lead ourselves to believe that that love should be indestructible
When in fact love is the one thing that can completely destroy us
We think that we deserve to get more out than were willing to put in
We demand honesty, openness and loyalty
Which is more than we can bear live up to
So when love falls apart we feel that we're the only person in the world
this have ever happened to
Why me?
Why me indeed?

I took a chance and died in your arms
When you took me in and you smothered me with your charms
I bit off more than I could possibly chew
And I'd eaten my fill and was devoured by you

(chorus)

(repeat chorus)

We cannot bear to admit defeat
We cannot take the pain
We are prepared to take the risks
And bask in the glory of our own success
We are not prepared to wallow in the depths of our inadequacies
So we look for someone else to blame
Why me indeed...

I took a chance and died in your arms
When you took me in and you smothered me with your charms
I bit off more than I could possibly chew
When I'd eaten my fill, I was devoured by you

(chorus)

Things should have been different for me

Make Me Proud

You stay in
(Night after night)
You're a prisoner in your own home
(Night after night)
You know how it feels to be lonely
(Night after night)
All you have to hold onto is your memories
(Night after night)

But tonight
Take my hand
Tonight
Take my hand
And dance with me
Hold me
And make me proud

You go home
Night after night
You know how to feel sorry for yourself
(Night after night)
You crawl into bed on your own
(Night after night)
All you have to look forward to is your dreams
(Night after night)

(chorus)

Don't you understand?
(You're beautiful)
Why can't you believe?
(You're beautiful)
Put on your new frock
(You're beautiful)
And some soft makeup
(You're beautiful)

And tonight
Take my hand
Tonight
Take my hand

Oh dance with me
Promise me
You'll make me proud
You'll make me proud
You'll make me proud

Everything I Am

Everything that I have, you gave it to me
Everything that I am, you made me

Hey, hey, hey
You know I saw something today that made me stop and think
(Hey, hey, hey)
It was two youngsters snogging at the bus stop who couldn't get enough
So I stopped at the petrol station
And got some cheap flowers and a bar of Cadbury's dairymilk
This is my way of saying
Well it's about time I started thinking of someone else
Take, take, take taking me for what I can
Take, take, take taking you for what I am

Cos everything that I have you gave it to me
Everything that I am you made me
Everything that I need you'll give it to me
Oh yes you will
I know you will

Hey, hey, hey
You know having seen what I saw today
Reminded me of how we used to be
I thought the more you got to know somebody, eh, the less you had to say
And if I never give you credit it's because I'm too busy taking it for myself
But I realized now that there's something far bigger and more important than me
Take, take, taking you for granted and
Take, take, taking you for what I can

(chorus)

I owe you not one
But 1000 times and two
For what you do and a three
For believing in me
Forever more

Everything that I have you gave it to me
Everything that I am, you made me
Everything that I need, you'll give it to me
Oh yes you will
Oh yes you will
I know you will

Curious

Why are we
Never happy
With what we've got
Have you ever been curious
Why do we
Try to be
Something that we're not
Have you ever been curious
Why do we keep all our fears inside
I've always been curious
Do we know where to go when we're lost
When we do we die
When we don't we hide
Have you ever been curious

What is love?
Is it real?
Or is it just a dream?
What is love?

Why are we ashamed to say what's on our minds
Have you ever been curious
Why do we make a mess of things time and time again
Have you ever been curious
Why do we spend our lives loving what we hate
I've always been curious
And when we die do we go to the great big party in the sky
I've always been curious

(chorus)

I can't tell you what you want to hear
Tell me
Tell me
Tell me...
Tell me...

What is love
How does it work
Have you never been curious

These Things

These things
These things
Have to be said
As long as I
Have a breath
Left in me
As long as you
Don't believe
That I
Never
Never
Loved you
Ever

That's why these things
These things
Have never been said
I thought that you knew
Now I'm not so sure
And wonder do you
Think that I
Never
Never
Loved you
Ever

That's why these things
These things
These things
Have to be said

The Comedy Is Over

I tried hard to reach you
I tried hard to understand
Where I was going wrong
I tried too hard
All the days I made you laugh
I thought I was halfways there
Now it seems that halfways
Is nowhere

The comedy is over
The curtains are down
I will no longer
Be seen
To be playing the clown
A smile is a frown upside down

Now I've learned that laughter
Will never be enough
To bring happiness you need to be selfless
Which is one thing that you can never be
Look how you used me to make you happy

(chorus)

This clown doesn't feel like joking
This clown isn't very funny
This clown will have one last laugh

The comedy is over
The curtains are down
I will no longer
Be seen
To be playing the clown
A smile is a frown
I'm not playing the clown
A smile or a frown
Upside down

The Strong and The Silent

Jonny likes to think things over
He's got the world upon his shoulders
It's getting worse as he get older
Oh no no
(He's got the world upon his shoulders)

Now Jonny never seems to say much
He sits and stares and stores it all up
He likes to think that he's a soft touch
Oh yeah yeah

Just when you think
This couldn't happen to me
(This couldn't happen to me)

So watch out
For the strong
And the silent
So watch out
For the strong
And the silent

Now Jonny hates the fact he's bitter
He'll promise you he's got a heart of gold
But as you know all that glitters
Yes you know
(He's got the world upon his shoulders)

Jonny cannot live with failure
And yet he won't get any further
But when he gets home he's a monster
Oh no no

(chorus)

Just when you thought you knew him
And you put all your trust in him
He'll just take all you told him
And use it against you

(chorus)

So watch out!

Big Talk

Big talk
From an even bigger man
Who uses big words
He don't understand
Are you sober enough to look me in the eye?
Are you big enough to pick on someone your own size?

Big man
Would you like to step outside
Would you like to step outside
The bigger you are
The bigger you get
The bigger your fall
And when you break you'll feel small
Then you can be
As big as me big as me big as me big as me

Big talk
From an even bigger man
Who takes control
With the back of his hand
He goes around shooting his mouth off
What goes around comes around again

(chorus)

Deadhead

You're a deadhead and you won't ever be anything else
You have no interest in anything but yourself
All you want to do is
Go out, get drunk, show off, make fun, crawl home, pass out, wake up
Prepare yourself to do it all again
You are worthless
You are worthless
You are worthless
And there is no need for you

I Want To Be Allowed To Love You

I think of you and I'm to blame for our misfortune
And I don't believe that only women bleed
I have blood too
And I am drained
With every drop from my heart
I'm finding it hard to live with the shame
So please

I want to be allowed to love you
Sha-na-na-na-na-na-na
Sha-na-na-na-na-na-na
When you are screaming
When you are dreaming of me

For I am yours
And I am scared
Oh what you do to me
And I don't believe don't believe can't believe you don't love me
You're just too scared to face up to the truth
So look at me look at me don't turn away please

(chorus x2)

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