Lyrics for the day: Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)

The Moody Blues are one of those groups (and their songs) that appear in dreams even today.

(Forever Afternoon)

Tuesday
Afternoon
I’m just beginning to see
Now I’m on my way
It doesn’t matter to me
Chasing the clouds away

Something
Calls to me
The trees are drawing me near
I’ve got to find out why
Those gentle voices I hear
Explain it all with a sigh

I’m looking at myself
Reflections of my mind
It’s just the kind of day to leave myself behind
So gently swaying thru the fairy-land of love
If you’ll just come with me and see the beauty of

Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday afternoon

Tuesday
Afternoon
I’m just beginning to see
Now I’m on my way
It doesn’t matter to me
Chasing the clouds away

Something
Calls to me
The trees are drawing me near
I’ve got to find out why
Those gentle voices I hear
Explain it all with a sigh

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Lyrics for the day: I Don’t Need No Doctor

Dr. Reptile gets this all the time…

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I don’t need no doctor
‘Cause I know what’s ailing me
I don’t need no doctor, no, no
‘Cause I know what’s ailing me
 
I’ve been too long away from my baby, ah
I’m coming down with a misery
(I don’t need no doctor)
(I don’t need no doctor)
 
I don’t need no doctor
For my prescription to be filled
(I don’t need no doctor)
(I don’t need no doctor)
I don’t need no doctor, I tell ya now
For my prescription to be filled
(I don’t need no doctor)
(I don’t need no doctor)
Only my baby’s arms
Could ever take away this chill
(I don’t need no doctor)
(I don’t need no doctor)
 
Now the doctor say I need rest
(Hey, hey)
But all I need is her tenderness
(Hmm, hmm)
Put me on the critical list
(Hey, hey)
When all I need is her sweet kiss
(Hmm, hmm)
He gave me a medicated lotion
But it didn’t soothe
(It didn’t soothe)
My emotion
(I don’t need no doctor)
(I don’t need no doctor)
 
I don’t need no doctor
For my hope to live is gone
(I don’t need no doctor)
(I don’t need no doctor)
I don’t need no doctor, no, no
Wah, my hope to live is gone
(I don’t need no doctor)
(I don’t need no doctor)
All I need is my baby
Baby, please
Won’t you please come on home
(I don’t need no doctor)
You know what I’m talkin’ about?
(I don’t need no doctor)
I don’t need no aspirins
(I don’t need no doctor)
 
I don’t need no lotion
(I don’t need no doctor)
I say, I don’t need, no vitamin pills
(I don’t need no doctor)
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Behind Blue Eyes

Lots of great Who lyrics. The author can see for miles and miles and miles…

No one knows what it’s like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes
 
No one knows what it’s like
To be hated
To be fated
To telling only lies
 
But my dreams
They aren’t as empty
As my conscience seems to be
I have hours
Only lonely
My love is vengeance
That’s never free
 
No one knows what it’s like
To feel these feelings
Like I do
And I blame you
 
No one bites back as hard
On their anger
None of my pain and woe
Can show through
 
But my dreams
They aren’t as empty
As my conscience seems to be
I have hours
Only lonely
My love is vengeance
That’s never free
 
When my fist clenches
Crack it open
Before I use it and lose my cool
When I smile
Tell me some bad news
Before I laugh and act like a fool
 
And if I swallow anything evil
Put your finger down my throat
And if I shiver please give me a blanket
Keep me warm
Let me wear your coat
 
No one knows what it’s like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes
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Do It Again

This one came up because of Walter Becker’s birthday and it belongs on the JACK playlist

In the mornin’ you go gunnin’
For the man who stole your water
And you fire till he is done in
But they catch you at the border
And the mourners are all singin’
As they drag you by your feet
But the hangman isn’t hangin’
And they put you on the street
Yeah

You go back
Jack
Do it again
Wheel turnin’ ’round and ’round
You go back
Jack
Do it again

When you know she’s no high climber
Then you find your only friend
In a room with your two timer
And you’re sure you’re near the end
Then you love a little wild one
And she brings you only sorrow
All the time you know she’s smilin’
You’ll be on your knees tomorrow
Yeah

You go back
Jack
Do it again
Wheel turnin’ ’round and ’round
You go back
Jack
Do it again

Now you swear and kick and beg us
That you’re not a gamblin’ man
Then you find you’re back in Vegas
With a handle in your hand
Your black cards can make you money
So you hide them when you’re able
In the land of milk and honey
You must put them on the table
Yeah

You go back
Jack
Do it again
Wheel turnin’ ’round and ’round
You go back
Jack
Do it again

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FLOWERS

This one is still in progress. It will be dedicated to the FlowerGuy and his graphics (not to mention his store).

Flower – Amos Lee

Flowers – Ash Breeze

You Don’t Bring Me Flowers – Barbra Streisand/Neil Diamond

I Made A Friend Of A Flower Today – Fayssoux Starling McLean And Tom T. Hall

Flowers In Your Hair – Dale Watson

The Rain The Park and Other Things (I Love the Flower Girl) – The Cowsills

This Flower – Kasey Chambers

Wildwood Flower – Maybelle Carter & The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

You Are My Flower – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Where Have All The Flowers Gone? – Peter, Paul & Mary

Wearing Only Flowers – Big Head Todd & The Monsters

You Can Bring Me Flowers – Ray LaMontagne

Lay Some Flowers On My Grave – Blind Willie McTell

Dead Flowers – The Rolling Stones

Wildflower – Sheryl Crow

Wallflower – Buddy & Julie Miller

Flowers on the Wall – The Statler Brothers

Forget The Flowers – Wilco

(Nothing But) Flowers – Talking Heads

Your Love Is Like A Flower – Vassar Clements

Flowers Grow – Among Elephants

Wallflower – Better Than Ezra

Flower – Eels

The Wallflower – Etta James

Artificial Flowers – Bobby Darin

Stone Flower – Santana

Waltz Of The Flowers – Lawrence Welk

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Theme Playlists

Theme playlists are how Dr. Reptile thinks of songs and puts music together — in themes rather than by genre, era, or some other reason to make a playlist. Generally the theme is in the title of the song but occasionally it’s prominent in the lyrics. It also has to be sequenced with other songs in the theme and usually fit on one CD (80 minutes) but sometimes has to extend to Vol. 2 or be left as a playlist alone.

The fun is in thinking of them, producing them, making a CD cover for them, giving them away — and then revising them as new or better songs come up. Suggestions are always welcome but Dr. Reptile ultimately has to decide which songs fit and belong on the theme playlist. Here’s an old one.screenshot_01.jpg