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Sleep tight, my only loved one

You know the world don’t depend upon you

It‘s alright, my only loved one

‘cause you know the world ain’t the same without you


…and don’t forget that I am thinking of you


Sleep tight, my only loved one

You see the world through beautiful eyes

It‘s alright, my only loved one

‘cause they say that blessings often wear a disguise


There’s a change coming

And you may not see me for a time

But you’ve got to hold on to the love we share

The love that’s yours and mine


Your very existence

Fills all the lonely places                                                             

Like the limbs of the naked trees, melancholy ocean breeze


When I’m thinking…….of you

 

I’ve always known all of those lonely places

But I didn’t know the love in between

Yeah, I’ve always known all of those lonely places

But I finally know the love in between

   

When I’m thinking of you…..

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God, what a fabulous junkyard

Never seen so many models and makes

They were once all lined up in a showroom 

Now just pieces and parts left to take

 

Flowers do grow in this junkyard

Right up through a pick up’s old grill

And the birds make their nests in the wreckage

Of a Cadillac Seville

 

In this fabulous junkyard between heaven and hell

just a fabulous junkyard with stories to tell (we’ve come to love so well)

 

 

 

God, it’s a fabulous junkyard

A real gold mine if you’ve got the eyes

Don’t you dare pay what the dealer’s demanding

These secondhand parts will do you just fine

 

(This life’s just a )fabulous junkyard between heaven and hell

Such a fabulous junkyard with stories to tell (we’ve come to love so well)

 

Though there’s rust and there’s ruin

There’s a highway left behind

And it’s the memory of the miles

That makes it somehow worth our time

 

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 Got a simple story to tell

Don’t know if I can say it well

Each time I try to speak my mind

All kinds of trouble I do find

 

Because I give it all away

And no one even has to pay

I can’t believe the things I say

(I) don’t even sell it for a song, can’t figure out where I went wrong

 

 Inside that perfect world of mine

Communication’s so sublime

Yes, I would thrill with such delight (to find)

It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or right

 

 

Then I could give it all away

I wouldn’t need to make you pay

So many things I wouldn’t say

 

I wouldn’t sell you for a song, make you admit that you were wrong

 

So no more rush to follow rules

They always make me play the fool

Instead I choose the golden one

Do unto you and me as I’d want done

 

Then I could give it all away

I wouldn’t need to make me pay

So many things I’d love to say

 

That I could put into a song, I wouldn’t care if it sounds wrong

 

Karen Joy Brown

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An east coast girl goes to school

and learns to play by all the rules

in her hair there sits a bow

lives in a house that's in a row

 

Change your name, change your ways

Do things really have to stay the same?

 

All the pictures, all the tears

are taking form for later years

when miracles inside her mind

on paper, colors you will find

 

Change your name, change your ways

Things don't ever have to stay the same

Karen Joy Brown
Karen Joy Brown

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She is a song bird, high in a tree

her feathers are gilded and her song is sweet

inside her chest, behind her black eyes

a thousand heartbeats a minute, and a thousand ideas

(chorus)

Sun, sunshine or rain she will sing her refrain

she's a song bird

 

She sings where she has to, she eats what she finds

eyes like weather assault her, no safe home in her mind

doesn't matter who listens, she will sing just the same

for the gift she was given is heavy on her light frame

(chorus)

Sun, sunshine or rain she will sing her refrain

she's a song bird

Karen Joy Brown
Paul McCartney and John Lennon

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Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice at a church where a wedding has been, lives in a dream

waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door, who is it for?

 

All the lonely people, where do they all come from?

All the lonely people, where do they all belong?

 

Father McKenzie writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear, no one comes near

look at him working, darning his socks in the night when there's nobody there, what does he care?

 

All the lonely people, where do they all come from?

All the lonely people, where do they all belong?

 

Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried alone with her name, nobody came

Father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave, no one was saved

 

All the lonely people, where do they all come from?

All the lonely people, where do they all belong?

Karen Joy Brown
Karen Joy Brown

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Something’s happening down at the hall

A bridge tournament, and the winner takes all

Simple pleasure and exquisite pain

Make up the sum of life we would call mundane

 

The sun, the sky

To love, we decide

The wind, the rain

To love, or disdain

 

The sun is shining, in the street kids are at play

On the porch, in the yard, husbands and divorcees

A breeze is blowing, this is the day we all face

The things that happen here are anything but commonplace

 

Chorus:

 

 

A dog is barking, someone’s washing a car

A chainsaw rumbles, traffic sounds from afar

Today we’re happy, then tonight we’re undone

The balance of the world on the tip of our tongue

 

The sun, the sky

To love, you decide

The wind, the rain

To love, or disdain

 

Karen Joy Brown

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Please don't go, I ask, I haven't even started

you haven't seen what I can do

these old ways of thinking, these old ways of speaking, they don't mean a thing to me

 

I am asking you to remember

I am asking you to think

I am asking you to remember me

 

Please don't go, I ask, I didn't think it should be over

from how I thought it ought to be

things you left unsaid, things you left undone, they would mean so much to me

 

I am asking you to remember

I am asking you to think

I am asking you to remember me

 

Karen Joy Brown
Karen Joy Brown

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Got caught in a trap, stretched out on a rack

Had to cut off my leg and now I can’t get it back

 

Strung up in a snare, played with fire, got burned

I feel I can’t go forward, I know there ain’t no return, return, return

 

Chorus:

Got to be, got to be another way

Oh Lord, there’s got to be some other way(2x)

 

I ain’t never getting up, I never been so down, down, down

I got to leave this planet, get out of this town, town, town

 

Got to roll this stone to the top of the hill                                                                                          

You know what happened to Jack, baby, you saw what happened to Jill

 

Got to be, got to be another way

Oh Lord, there’s got to be some other way(2x)

 

Got to switch these chairs on the deck of this doomed boat

Got to sink this ship and then we’ll see what floats

 

Got to be, got to be another way

Oh Lord, there’s got to be some other way(2x)