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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

I Want Too Much Lyrics

13 Wonderful Love Songs

With every day and every hour in every way
It looks like rain
So why don't you come around
Why don't you come around
So we can talk about the rain
We'll find a break in the clouds
A glimmer of hope from what's past
So please won't you come around
Things are dull and overcast
And I need you around

(chorus)

And I will sing you
13 wonderful love songs
13 wonderful love songs
If I had 13 wonderful love songs

Time goes on as time does
Sometimes slow and sometimes fast
How the weeks pass dear
I try to be an enthusiast
I don't know how long I can last
So don't make me beg
Please don't make me beg
Things are worse than they appear
Don't you know how this hurts
Don't you know I can't bear the thought of you anywhere
But here

(chorus)

I Want Too Much

You've got money
and I want it
You've got a beautiful house
and I want it
You've got a beautiful life
and I want it
You've got a beautiful car
and I want it

(chorus)

I want, I want, I want
I want what you have

You've got a beautiful wife
and I want her
You've got a beautiful face
and I want it
You've got a beautiful body
and I want it
You've got what you want
and I want it too

(chorus)

You've got too much
and I want it
You or got too much
and I want it

(chorus)

Talking

Don't tell me
I don't want to know
So please don't tell me
I can't stand it
All your views on
How life's supposed to be
Chalk and talk
Topped with hypocrisy
Why, why, why, do we try
Why, why, why
Must we insist on

(chorus)

Talking for the sake of talking
Being nice for the sake of being nice
Living for the sake of living
Uptight for the sake of
Nice to see you and me
Get along so wonderfully

Don't tell me
I don't want to know
So please don't tell me
I can't stand it
Shouting over everyone
No one's hearing anything
Talk, talk, big mouth
Get the last word in
Why, why, why do we try
Why, why, why
Do we insist on

(chorus)

Here we go again
Talking round in circles
Here we go again
Talking a thin line
You and I prove the
Square peg theory
Goes to show
The shape of things to come

(chorus)

The Patron Saint of Mediocrity

I'm not unique or some kind of freak
I'm not anarchic, I'm not afraid to speak
I'm not a work of art, or a terminal scar
I'm not a star, I don't care who you are
I'm not a leader of men, anybody's friend
Anybody's friend
I'm not a godsend, I'm not a omniscient
I'm not insane, I'm not inhumane
I'm merely what you see

(chorus)

I am the patron saint of
Patron saint of
Patron saint of
Patron saint of
Mediocrity

I'm nobody's fool, yet I won't ridicule you
I'm not self-righteous, I'm not always wrong
I'm not somebody that anyone relies on
I'm not a shoulder that anybody cries on
I'm not a coward or stand out in the crowd
I don't stand out in the crowd
I'm not the crème de la crème or the salt of the earth
I won't bore you to tears or crack you up laughing
I am merely what you see

(chorus)

I'm not a leading light or a candle in the wind
I'm not Jesus Christ or the fallen angel
I'm not trustworthy, I'm not a liar
I'm not a celibate, I'm not a gigalo
I'm not outrageous, I'm not a genius
I'm not a genius
I'm not delirious, I'm not heroic
I'm not eccentric, I'm merely a statistic
I'm merely what you see

(chorus)

Shivers Up My Spine

And the smell of the flowers
And the sweet cool air
Makes me feel like thinking
There must he somebody up there
And the sound of the sea
And the way it frightens me
And the howling wind
Steeped in mystery

(chorus)

It sends shivers, shivers
Up my spine
Up my spine
And the fear of silence
I keep on hearing things
And the fear of getting too high
I feel like jumping off
And the fear of darkness
I keep on seeing things
And the things I can't see, see, see
Scares the living daylights out of me

(chorus)

But the one thing that gets me every time
Hardest to conceive
Is when you see, see, see, see
What man can be
Seeing is believing, hearing is frightening
Man, man, man, man and the evil within
Stupidity, inhumanity, ignorance and cruelty

(chorus)

And the smell of the flowers
And the way they are withering
And the one thing that frightens me
Is hearing
Is seeing
I want to go home

Marry Me

It looks a bit funny
When I look back at things
But it must have looked hilarious
When you planned it with your friends
That time you hooked me in
From the corner of your eyes
Men surround you like flies
Hook line and sunk with your lies
Meeting you
Was like a breath of fresh air
Until you started smoking
And I ended up the butt of your jokes

(chorus)

Marry me ...
As I've said
You've cheekbones designed by an architect
And your figure of porcelain
Ready to crumble in my hands
Oh won't you marry me
I can be what you want me to be
But you said, hey! hold on -
It's just a joke
And now please don't bother me
Meeting you
Was like a breath of fresh air
Until you started smoking
And I ended up the butt of your jokes

(chorus)

Marry me ...
Meeting you
Was like a breath of fresh air
Until you started smoking
And I ended up the butt of your jokes
And you ended up the butt of your jokes

I Give You You

I gave you love, I gave you time
Lots of time
I gave you gifts, I gave you praise
I gave you strength
I have you hands-down personal whip-rounds
I got put down
I gave you vows, I gave you hearts
I gave you flowers

(chorus)

I was blind, couldn't you see, didn't you know
How much this could hurt me
I was blind, couldn't you see, didn't you know
How much this could hurt me
I gave you blood
I gave you sweat
I gave you all I could
I gave you keepsakes, I gave you faith
All for your sake
I gave you sex, I gave you laughs
I gave you trust
I gave fork-out, I gave cough-up
i got cleaned out

(chorus)

I was blind, couldn't you see, didn't you know
How much this could hurt me
I was blind, couldn't you see, didn't you know
How much this could hurt me
You gave me grief, you gave me doubt
You led me to believe
That we had something, we had anything
We have nothing
So I give you you, I give you you
I give you you and you and you

(chorus)

I was blind, couldn't you see, didn't you know
How much this could hurt me
I was blind, couldn't you see, didn't you know
How much this could hurt me

Now that I'm sick

Now that I'm sick
Will I ever feel well again
Now that I'm getting old
Will I ever retain my youth
Now that I'm angry
Will I ever be able to forgive again
Now that I feel threatened
Will I ever be able to live without fear

(chorus)

You know that I doubt it
And I doubt it
I doubt it very much
You know that I doubt it
And I doubt it
I doubt it very much
Now that I'm weak
Will I ever be able to stand up by myself
Now that I'm stupid
Will I ever be able to kill this mockingbird
Now that I'm hungry
Will I ever be able to afford to feed myself
Now that I'm poor
Can I ever live like those

(chorus)

Now that we care
Can we find in our hearts
To give to those, those who have not
Are we greedy, do we know it
And do we really care
Now that I'm angry, angry, angry
Now that I'm sick, now that I'm sick
Now that I'm sick, sick, sick

(chorus)

I think I'm Going Mad

Today I woke up, I sometimes do that
I switch on the tv, I sometimes do that too
I watch wars, drugs and sex, deaths
Winter olympics, jobless, homeless, lonely
Wealth statistics
Soaps filled with pipe dreams
This is the way life seems
Enjoyment or punishment?

(chorus)

I think I'm going mad
I think I'm going mad
I think I'm going mad
I think I'm going mad
Mad, mad, mad
Mad, mad, mad
Mad, mad, mad
Mad, mad, mad
Tonight I'll go to bed, I sometimes do that
I'll toss and I'll turn see I sometimes do that too
I'll think of all the things I've seen that make
Me feel ashamed to be white or even human
The poorhouse and funfairs, the unaware
Millionaires
The penniless still despair, the well aware turn to prayer
And it all ends up in a nightmare

(chorus)

I think I'm going mad
I think I'm going mad
I think I'm going mad
I think I'm going mad
Mad, mad, mad
Mad, mad, mad
Mad, mad, mad
Mad, mad, mad
I think I'm going mad

Bring Down the Beast

This man is bigger than me
But only physically
This man could break me in two
If he wanted to
This man I smarter than I
But only I know why

(chorus)

Just one smile from you
Can bring down that beast
Bring down that beast
Bring down that beast
This man is louder than me
Only verbally
This man's more threatening than me
To frighten me
This man is braver than me
But only I know why

(chorus)

This man's more powerful than I
But only for a while
This man's a brazen show-off
And a mental dwarf
This man could break me six
Just for fun

(chorus)

Manstrong

Don't turn around
Afraid of what you'll find
Now that I'm older
Still afraid to look over my shoulder
Creeping out from all four corners
Hitting you without a warning
Not knowing what they're doing
Not caring who they're hurting

(chorus)

Outside it's manstrong
Outside it's evil
Outside it's manstrong
Outside it's ego
And the girl's afraid to walk home
On the dark streets all alone
Wishing you were almost blind
Afraid of evil minds
So you get a taxi home
Thinking now you're all alone
But in the front sits a freak
It's a different freak
And in the back sits you but you're too weak

(chorus)

And the fear engulfs us
Like a plague it's getting worse
All sorts of gadgetry
Locks and bolts designed to keep us safe
And the evil outside, keeps us all inside
In our comfortable surroundings
Really we are fucking hiding

(chorus)

Outside it's manstrong
Outside it's evil
Outside it's manstrong
Outside it's ego
Outside it's manstrong
Outside it's evil
Outside it's manstrong
Outside it's evil

Keep the Homefires Burning

You say you're dying for me
In order to die you must first be alive
You say your hearts broken, with the strain
That when we're apart, your bleeding heart has a stain

(chorus)

And when you feel a flicker
Throw another log on
Keep the homefires burning
For me, for me
You say it's getting colder, now for you
So when you feel the ice thicken, keep the sunnyside up
So come on now, lift your head
Of you're going to weather the storm
You'd better wrap yourself up warm, warm

(chorus)

You say you have, you say you have needs
And you have disapproving thoughts about other men
Playing with your conscience, like, can you or can't you
Last the pace, have what it takes or
Risk all that's at stake

(chorus)

And when you feel a flicker, throw another log on
When you feel a flicker, throw another log on
Keep the homefires burning, keep the homefires burning
For me, for me

You'll Cry When I Die

Heaven knows you try hard
Hell makes us think you do
Buying all the right things
At all the right times, you know
Heaven gives up openness
Hell takes it back from you
Caring and sharing at
All the right times, you see

(chorus)

I promise you
I promise you
You'll cry when I die
Ask yourself why, why, why, why
I didn't know you loved me
You'll cry when I die
Ask yourself why, why, why, why
I didn't know you loved me
Heaven knows life goes on
Hell knows for how long
Heaven knows as long as
You don't let hell interfere
You wish you had done this
You wish you had done that
Going through your brain
Constantly leading you to shame

(chorus)

You just can't go through life
Life is a piece of cold stone
Because even a stone can be
Crushed by a heavy blow
Right through your heart
When you're least expecting it
Don't let them go without
Letting them know how you feel
How you feel

(chorus)

Small Talk

You're attractive, assertive, evocative, positive, sensitive, suggestive
Receptive, alternative, provocative, intensive, addictive, persuasive
Compulsive, impulsive, impressive, creative, innovative, imaginative
Distinctive, excessive, exhaustive, permissive, aggressive

(chorus)

Why don't you cut the small talk
Why don't you cut the small talk
And clean your mouth out
Clean your mouth out
Why won't you sleep with me
You're sensual, sexual, ideal, surreal, liberal, clitorial, visual, unusual
Intellectual, touchable, unquenchable, infallible, lovable, remarkable
Adorable, irresistible, inexhaustible, kissable, undeniable, unmistakable
Impeccable, celestial, delectable, unforgettable

(chorus)

You're obnoxious, obvious, nauseous, lecherous, hideous, insidious, serious
Labourious, tedious, torturous, ambiguous, malicious, ridiculous, outrageous
Dangerous, obstreperous, cantankerous, self-conscious, vicious, ambitious
One thing baby is you're certainly meticulous

(chorus)

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