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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

The Way We Were Lyrics

I'll Always Be Grateful

Nine long months you've spent thinking of me
And all the following years
Spent between the laughter and tears
Self-denial you gave, too good to shout it out loud
There's a second love, but blood is thicker than skin

I'll always be grateful
I'll always be grateful
I'll always be grateful
For you

And the man's done his best with those old-fashioned ways
And I know you've tried hard, I can see it in your face
If I had of known then what I could have known now
I hate to patronize and even more I hate to criticize

(chorus)

I must be painfully dull to do what I have done
By not showing love to those people that I love
But, still you accept what I've done proving time and time again
That someday I realize, but by then it's all too late

(chorus)

And I'll never be hateful

Love Is...

If I were rain
You could watch the colours bleed
If I were time
We could go to where we're happy
If I were tease
Every evening we'd die laughing

I am love
I am love
Love is not not good enough (love is..)
Love is not not good enough (love is..)
Love is not not good enough (love is..)
Love never is

If I were words
I would turn a phrase of you
If I were star
The sky-like eye would open
If I were the sea
A wave from you might drown me

(chorus)

Love, love is everywhere
Every day
Every way
She's got a mind of her own
Love is bigger than me
Bigger than you so
Just let in in and stop thinking to yourself that

(chorus)

Endless Art

All art is quite useless according to Oscar Wilde
Turner 1775 to 1851
Toulouse-Lautrec 1864 to 1901
Andy Warhol 1928 to 1987 RIP
Ernest Hemingway 1899 to 1961
George Orwell, Jimi Hendrix, William Butler Yates, Jack B. Yeats
Richard Redgrave 1804 to 1888
Henry Moore 1896 to 1986
Henry Miller, Sid Vicious only 21
Brian Jones
Otis Redding 1941 to 1967 RIP

All dead, yet still alive
In endless time, endless art

Masters of their arts
Claude Monet 1840 to 1926
Beethoven, Bach, Brahms
Elvis Presley 1935 to '77
Man Ray, Johnny Ray
John Donne 1573 to 1631
Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809 to '92
Degeneration art, Joan Miro, RIP
Jackson Pollack 1912 to 1956
John Lennon '40 to '80
Henry Lamb, Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, William Shakespeare
Brendan Behan 1923 to 1964
Tennessee Williams 1912 to 1983
Gerard Manley Hopkins 1844 to 1889
Pissaro, Picasso, Degas RIP

All dead, yet still alive
In endless time, endless art

Joseph Conrad 1857 to 1924
Jack Kerouac 1922 to 1969
Keith Moon 1946 to 1978
D. H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Mozart
Van Gogh 1853 to 1890
Ian Curtis, Salvador Dali, Johann Strauss, Richard Strauss, Walt Disney's
Mickey Mouse RIP

All dead, yet still alive
In endless time, endless art

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

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

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)

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

You're Too Young

You're too young
You're just too young
To be hateful
You're too young
To be fearful
Forceful, hurtful, cynical, faithful, careful, thoughtful
You're just too young to understand the reason why

But when you grow, grow, grow, grow, grow, grow
You can be like me
You can be like me
You can be like me
And everybody

For I am too old
But I am too old
To be graceful
I am too old
To be wishful
Playful, youthful, sinful, harmful, useful, boastful
I am too old to understand the reason why

But when I grow, grow, grow, grow, grow, grow
I can be like you
I wanna be like you
I wanna be like you!
I am too old and you are too young... young

I Can't Change

I am lost
I have found
When you're too far underground
That you would reappear
If things were not so unclear

Circles do what they're supposed to
They go round when everything else seems to be
Working its way back down underground

I can't change
I can't change
I can't change
You know I can't change
I can't change (you know I don't want to)
I can't change (why should I have to)
I can't change (why do you want me to)

I need light
I need love
I have to be understood
I need you to reassure me all that I feel is insecure

Roses do what they're supposed to
They grow wild when they are left untouched by hands
Who have to shake them
Who have to make them unnatural

(chorus)

You know I've tried before
But it couldn't work because you expect too much of me
Can't you see
I'll never

Kick Me Again Jesus

It's just the way
When you smile you're laughing
And 24 flowers is not a bouquet
And 24 hours is not a week-end
Oh you'll probably never know

Kick me again Jesus
Kick me again
Kick me again Jesus
Kick me again

It's just the way
When you throw your arms around me
How many dreams must I awake to?
How many arms must I fall into?
Oh you'll probably never know

(chorus)

It's just the way
When you paint that picture of me
While I'm painting romance you're painting no chance
I'll still spend hours thinking of you
Oh you'll probably never know

(chorus)

Kick
If you kick me anymore I'll die

Call Me Blue

What a great world we all live in
Even better, what a time to be here
So break a leg now
Soon all the world will be a stage
Too many actors sitting on high chairs

Call me blue
Call me blue again
Call me blue
Call me blue

Sold your soul now
Too much bathroom music
It turns your brain to slush
When you watch too much
On the TV, on the radio
Turn it up now, cause that don't turn it off no
We need cotton pickers we need [?]
Don't press on too hard

(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)

I Am Afraid

I am afraid of the dark
I am afraid of the day
I am afraid to walk outside
And of what people say

I am afraid to drink too much
Because of what I might do
I am afraid to speak my mind
And of being ridiculed

It's not that I'm not strong
It's just that I'm not strong enough for you
It's not that I'm not brave
It's just that I'm not brave enough for you

I am afraid to be unloved
I am afraid to be forsaken
I am afraid of doing wrong
And to never be forgiven

I am afraid that you will find
I'm not the man you think I am
I am afraid to be on my own
And of the unknown

(chorus)

Ever since I
Was a small child
I can not sleep at night
Without the light on

I am afraid to laugh out loud
Or to stand out of the crowd
I am scared of loving you
I am scared to lose you

I am afraid to lose control
I am afraid of growing old
I am afraid to die
But it's something I must do

It's not that I'm not strong
It's just that I'm not strong enough for you
It's not that I'm not brave
It's just that I'm not brave enough for two

Just Because

Just because my world is different to yours
My hopes and dreams are just what they should be
Just becasue my thoughts are different to yours
I can hear you
Talk about me
Laughing at me
I have nothing to be ashamed of

Just because my love is difficult for you
How long will it take
For you to understand me
Just because your life is uninspired to me
You won't hear me
Talk about you
Laughing at you
I have nothing to be ashamed of

Ashamed of
Ashamed of

Spinster

You live like a spinster
Hide yourself away
You're far too beautiful
To hide yourself away
You don't have to be 17
To be on the cover of a magazine
That you so willfully let destroy you

Come out come out come out and show yourself
Come out come out come out and show yourself

You've nothing to prove
You have nothing to lose
You can set yourself
You can set yourself free
Free

You live like a spinster
Hide your love away
You're far too beautiful
To hide your love away
You've got to have faith enough in yourself
And learn that if you continue to hide
Your feelings inside they'll just destroy you

(chorus)

Set yourself free
Free

Take It Easy On Me

Why do you treat me so cruel
Take it easy on me
Take it easy on me
Why must you always disapprove
Take it easy on me
Take it easy on me
What have I ever done to you
Take it easy on me
Take it easy on me

For if you keep on pushing me
I'll lose my grip on reality
If you treat me delicately
I will last forever
So put me up on your pedestal
All you have to do is love me, baby

Don't make me look like a fool
Take it easy on me
Take it easy on me
Don't build me up then knock me down
Take it easy on me
Take it easy on me
Don't think I don't know you get around
Take it easy on me
Take it easy on me

Oh what have you got that I have loved
What can they give you that I can not
Do the blinkers from your eyes
See through their disguise
If you get worn and abused
You'll be back to me
Won't you baby

Once again you will promise that you
You will always wear kid gloves
You will promise me that you
You will give me the whole world
You will promise me that you
You will treat me like you should

Don't build me up then knock me down
Take it easy on me
Make it easy on yourself
Don't think I don't know you get around
Take it easy on me
Make it easy on yourself
Don't make me look like your clown
Take it easy on me
Make it easy on yourself

Take it ... take it easy
I don't believe you
I can't understand you
Take it easy on me
Make it easy on yourself

Take it ... take it easy
How can I believe you this time
Why should this time be any different than the others
Take it easy on me
Make it easy on yourself

Take it ... take it easy
So go on then
Crawl back to the others and see if they will have you
Take it easy on me
Make it easy on yourself

Take it ... take it easy
For the first time in my life
I feel like ... really good
Take it easy on me
Make it easy on yourself

Take it ... take it easy
Go on then, on your bike
Good Luck to you.
Take it easy on me
Make it easy on yourself

Mind you don't fall
Around the corner
Ha

Our Love Is Good Enough

Our love may not be spectacular
Our love may not be amazing
Our love may not be the one of the century

I'd split the trees for you
And pollute the rivers too
I'd part the seas for you
And move the mountains too

Don't you know that our love is good enough
And our love is good enough?

If I could walk to the moon
If I were Jesus Christ
I could walk on air to the moon

I'd split the trees for you
And pollute the rivers too
I'd part the seas for you
And move the mountains too

(chorus)

If I could fly across 7 oceans
I would die, drown in probably 6 of them
Just for you
Just for you
Just for you

(chorus)

Good enough for me
And it's good enough for you
And it's good enough for Christ
And it's good enough for the Holy Spirit too
It's good enough for them
Don't you think it's not good enough
Because it's our love

No More Apologies

I'm sick and tired
Of making apologies
I'm sick and tired
Of making excuses for me

If I said it I must have meant it
If I felt it I must have believed
No more apologies
From me
No more "Sorry"s
From me
No more "I used to be"s
No more apologies

I'm sick and tired
Of making apologies
I'm sick and tired
Of waking feeling guilty

(chorus)

No more apologies
From me
No more "Sorry"s
From me
No more "I used to be"s
No more apologies

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