Thursday, 28 February 2013

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Daryl Hall & John Oates - Out Of Touch (1984)



Daryl Hall and John Oates
"Out of Touch"
Album: Big Bam Boom (1984 RCA)

SINGLE:



LYRICS:


Shake it up is all that we know
Using the bodies up as we go
I'm waking up to fantasy
The shades all around
Aren't the colors we used to see
Broken ice still melts in the sun
And times that are broken
Can often be one again
We're soul alone
And soul really matters to me
Take a look around

You're out of touch
I'm out of time (time)
But I'm out of my head
When you're not around
You're out of touch
I'm out of time (time)
But I'm out of my head
When you're not around
Oh, oh-oh, oh
Oh, oh-oh, oh

Reaching out for something to hold
Looking for a love
Where the climate is cold
Manic moves and drowsy dreams
Or living in the middle
Between the two extremes
Smoking guns hot to the touch
Would cool down
If we didn't use them so much
We're soul alone
And soul really matters to me
Too much

You're out of touch
I'm out of time (time)
But I'm out of my head
When you're not around
You're out of touch
I'm out of time (time)
But I'm out of my head
When you're not around
Oh, oh-oh, oh
Oh, oh-oh, oh...

(Out of touch)
Out of touch

You're out of touch
I'm out of time (time)
But I'm out of my head
When you're not around
You're out of touch
I'm out of time (time)
But I'm out of my head
When you're not around..






Friday, 22 February 2013

Joyce Sims - Come Into My Life (1987)



Joyce Sims
"Come Into My Life"
Album: Come Into My Life (1987 Sleeping Bag Records/USA)

SINGLE:



LYRICS:


Come into my life, I got so much love to show you
Come into my life, boy I adore you
Come into my life, I got so much love to show you
Come into my life, boy I adore you

Come into my life, I'll open the door
If you come into my life, boy I adore you
And I will treat you right
And I'll show you sweet mellow days that you want and
need
For you hold the keys to my life
Good times will flow if you make our love strong and
tight
Together as one not two, we'll shine like diamond ice,
uh
And I'll show you sweet mellow days that you want and
need

Because I can brighten up your days
And when you're feeling bad I'll put a smile on your
face
Can you tell me what price must I pay
To make you see things my way
Don't wait, don't wait, ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

Come into my life, I got so much love to show you
Come into my life, boy I adore you
Come into my life, I got so much love to show you
Come into my life, boy I adore you

For you hold the keys to my life
Good times will flow if you make our love strong and
tight
Together as one not two, we'll shine like diamond ice,
uh
And I'll show you sweet mellow days that you want and
need

Because I can brighten up your days
And when you're feeling bad I'll put a smile on your
face, hey hey
Can you tell me what price must I pay
To make you see things my way
Don't wait, don't wait
Come to my life, coming down for me

Come into my life, I got so much love to show you
Come into my life, boy I adore you
Come into my life, I got so much love to show you
Come into my life, boy I adore you
(REPEAT TO FADE)


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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Stevie Wonder - Living For The City (1973)



Stevie Wonder
"Living for the City"
Album: Innervisions (1973 Tamla)

SINGLE:


LYRICS:


A boy is born in hard time Mississippi
Surrounded by four walls that ain't so pretty
His parents give him love and affection
To keep him strong moving in the right direction
Living just enough, just enough for the city...ee ha!

His father works some days for fourteen hours
And you can bet he barely makes a dollar
His mother goes to scrub the floor for many
And you'd best believe she hardly gets a penny
Living just enough, just enough for the city...yeah

His sister's black but she is sho 'nuff pretty
Her skirt is short but Lord her legs are sturdy
To walk to school she's got to get up early
Her clothes are old but never are they dirty
Living just enough, just enough for the city...um hum

Her brother's smart he's got more sense than many
His patience's long but soon he won't have any
To find a job is like a haystack needle
Cause where he lives they don't use colored people
Living just enough, just enough for the city...
Living just enough...
For the city...ooh,ooh
[repeat several times]

His hair is long, his feet are hard and gritty
He spends his love walking the streets of New York City
He's almost dead from breathing on air pollution
He tried to vote but to him there's no solution
Living just enough, just enough for the city...yeah, yeah, yeah!

I hope you hear inside my voice of sorrow
And that it motivates you to make a better tomorrow
This place is cruel no where could be much colder
If we don't change the world will soon be over
Living just enough, just enough for the city!!!!

La, la, la, la, la, la,
Da Ba Da Da Da Da Da Da
Da Da Da Da Da Da
Da Ba Da Da Da Da Da Da Da
[Repeat to end]



Sunday, 17 February 2013

The Temptations with Rick James - Standing on the Top (1982)



The Temptations
"Standing on the top"
Album: Reunion (1982 Gordy)

SINGLE:



LYRICS:


Yi-yi-yi-yi-yi-yi-yi

When you're on the top
There's no place you can really go but down, down, down
People on the street congratulate you
They say they love the way you sound, well

When you're on the low
No one wants to chit or chat or even know your name
Your agent's never there
Your manager has ripped you off and gone somewhere
Standing on the top

Standing on the top, top
On the top getting down, yeah
Standing on the top (Yeah), top
On the top getting down, Temptations sing

Standing on the top, top
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Standing on the top, top
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

When you're on the top
Everyone you meet they wanna be your long lost friend
They say how great you are, a superstar
But do you have any money to lend
(Hey, man, can you loan me a few bucks)

When you're on the low
Where do all the freaks and fancy people go, (I don't know) I don't know
People sit and stare
Askin' crazy questions, "Do you braid your hair" and "What's L-7 Square"

Standing on the top, top
On the top getting down, ho

Hey...hoo

Standing on the top, top
On the top getting down, down, down, down
Standing on the top (Sing)
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh (Well, well, well, well, well, well)
Standing on the top (Well)
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh (Standing on the top getting down)

Can you understand it (We understand it)
Can you understand it what I'm talkin' about
When I say that funk is here to stay (We understand it)
Can you understand it what I'm talkin' about
That funk is here to stay, oh (We understand it)
If you understand it say, "Yeah" {Yeah...yeah...}

We want the funk
We want the funk and nothing else (We want the funk)
We want the funk and nothing else will do

We want the funk
We want the funk and nothing else (We want the funk)
We want the funk and nothing else will do

We want the funk
We want the funk and nothing else (We want the funk)
We want the funk and nothing else will do

We want the funk
We want the funk and nothing else (We want the funk)

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Traveling Wilburys - Inside Out (1990)



Traveling Wilburys
"Inside Out"
Album: Traveling Wilburys Vol.3 (1990 Warner Bros)

SINGLE:


LYRICS:


Look out your window
That grass ain't green
It's kinda yellow
See what I mean?
Look up your chimney
The sky ain't blue
It's kinda yellow
You know it's true
It's so hard to figure what it's all about

(Chorus)
When your outsides in (inside out)
And your downsides up (upside down)
Yeah, your upsides right (rightside up)
Yeah, don't it make you wanna twist & shout
When you're inside out

Look down your drain pipe
What color do you see?
It's got to be yellow
Don't try to fool me
And don't it make you wanna twist and shout

(Chorus)

Be careful where you're walking
You might step in something rough
Be careful where you're talking
And saying all that stuff
Take care when you are breathing
Something's funny in the air
And somethings I'm not saying
Bout what's happening out there
It's inside out

Look into the future
With your mystic crystal ball
See if it ain't yellow
See if it's there at all
Ain't no shadow of doubt
Don't it make you wanna twist and shout

(Chorus)



Monday, 11 February 2013

Anita Baker- Same Ole Love (365 days a year) (1986)



Anita Baker
"Same Ole Love"
Album: Rapture (1986 Elektra)

SINGLE:



LYRICS:


Flashbacks of the times we've had
Some made us laugh some made us sad
We used to break up to make up
All the fun that came from those love games
Oh well, I think I need someone new
Oh, it just won't do, because I think about you baby

[Chorus:]
From beginging to end 365 days of the year
I want your same ol' love
All I want to do is keep on loving you
I want your same ol' love

There's a reason I feel this way
All the things you do, well it might be the things that you say
Your love never changes
It's like a picture in a frame, and it remains the same

Your undying love for me
Oh it keeps me strong, keeps me holding on

[Chorus:]
From beginging to end 365 days of the year
I want your same ol' love
All I want to do is share my life with you
I want your same ol' love

Slowly, love me
All is forsaken, I love the love we're making
Cause it's truly lovely
I'll never leave you, you'll know I need you baby

[Chorus: x2]
From beginging to end 365 days of the year
I want your same ol' love
All I want to do is share my life with you
I want your same ol' love


Saturday, 9 February 2013

Daniel Powter - Bad Day (2005)



Daniel Powter
"Bad Day"
Album: Daniel Powter (2005 Warner)

SINGLE:



LYRICS:


Where is the moment we needed the most
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost
They tell me your blue skies fade to grey
They tell me your passion's gone away
And I don't need no carryin' on

You stand in the line just to hit a new low
You're faking a smile with the coffee to go
You tell me your life's been way off line
You're falling to pieces everytime
And I don't need no carryin' on

Cause you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don't lie
You're coming back down and you really don't mind
You had a bad day
You had a bad day

Well you need a blue sky holiday
The point is they laugh at what you say
And I don't need no carryin' on

You had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don't lie
You're coming back down and you really don't mind
You had a bad day

(Oh.. Holiday..)

Sometimes the system goes on the blink
And the whole thing turns out wrong
You might not make it back and you know
That you could be well oh that strong
And I'm not wrong

So where is the passion when you need it the most
Oh you and I
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost

Cause you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
You've seen what you like
And how does it feel for one more time
You had a bad day
You had a bad day

Had a bad day
Had a bad day
Had a bad day
Had a bad day
Had a bad day




Tuesday, 5 February 2013

The Troggs - With A Girl Like You (1966) Reg Presley R.I.P. (1941-2013)



The Troggs
"With a Girl Like You"
Album: From Nowhere (US edition) (1966 Atco US)

SINGLE:



LYRICS:


I want to spend my life with a girl like you
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
And do all the things that you want me to
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

Till that time has come
That we might live as one
Can I dance with you
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

I tell by the way you dress that you're so refined
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
And by the way you talk that you're just my kind
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

Girl why should it be
That you don't notice me
Can I dance with you
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

Baby baby is there no chance
I can take you for the last dance
All night long yeah I've been waiting
Now there'll be no hesitating

So before this dance has reached the end
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
To you across the floor my love I'll send
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
I just hope and pray that I'll find a way to say
Can I dance with you
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

Reg Presley (1941-2013)





Sunday, 3 February 2013

Neil Young - This Note's for You (1988)



Neil Young and The Bluetones
"This Note's for You"
Album: This Note's for You (1988 Reprise)

SINGLE:



LYRICS:


Don't want no cash
Don't need no money
Ain't got no stash
This note's for you.

Ain't singin' for Pepsi
Ain't singin' for Coke
I don't sing for nobody
Makes me look like a joke
This note's for you.

Ain't singin' for Miller
Don't sing for Bud
I won't sing for politicians
Ain't singin' for Spuds
This note's for you.

Don't need no cash
Don't want no money
Ain't got no stash
This note's for you.

I've got the real thing
I got the real thing, baby
I got the real thing
Yeah, alright.


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Saturday, 2 February 2013

Fleetwood Mac - Sara (1979) Live



Fleetwood Mac
"Sara"
Album : Tusk (1979 Reprise)

SINGLE:

fleetwood_mac-sara_s

LYRICS:


Wait a minute baby...
Stay with me awhile
Said you'd give me light
But you never told be about the fire
Drowning in the sea of love
Where everyone would love to drown
And now it's gone
It doesn't matter anymore
When you build your house
Call me home
And he was just like a great dark wing
Within the wings of a storm
I think I had met my match -- he was singing
And undoing the laces
Undoing the laces
Drowning in the sea of love
Where everyone would love to drown
And now it's gone
It doesn't matter anymore
When you build your house
Call me home
Hold on
The night is coming and the starling flew for days
I'd stay home at night all the time
I'd go anywhere, anywhere
Ask me and I'm there because I care
Sara, you're the poet in my heart
Never change, never stop
And now it's gone
It doesn't matter what for
When you build your house
I'll come by
Drowning in the sea of love
Where everyone would love to drown
And now it's gone
It doesn't matter anymore
When you build your house
Call me home
All I ever wanted
Was to know that you were dreaming
(There's a heartbeat
And it never really died)


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