Lyrics for the Day – I’m Gonna Make You Love Me

Another Jayhawks classic that will bring a tear to the eye.

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Our world never ends
It’s only the beginning
And we can’t pretend
To discover it’s meaning
We talked for hours at a time
Then I came to my senses
You’re more than a friend
You’re my perfect lover

I’ll never be
All you want me to
But that’s all right

I’m gonna make you love me
I’m gonna dry your tears
And we’re gonna stay together
For a million years

It’s the least I can do
Just to make you my baby
No words could describe
Ah, pinch me I’m dreaming
Your hair’s long and black
As it lays ‘cross my pillow
When I stare in your eyes
I get lost in your glory

I’ll never be
All you want me to
But that’s all right

I’m gonna make you love me
I’m gonna dry your tears
And we’re gonna stay together
For a million years

When you were a little girl
Your great big world came tumbling down
So sad
Yeah, the river it bends
But it flows to the ocean
And baby here I am
I’m your sea of devotion

I’ll never be
All you want me to
But that’s all right

I’m gonna make you love me
I’m gonna dry your tears
And we’re gonna stay together
For a million years

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Playlists – The LAST Time

This is an old one designed to fit on one CD. Suggestions to update welcome.

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I Had Too Much To Dream – The Electric Prunes

Last Time Around – The Del-Vetts

Last Time Around – Jason And The Scorchers

The Last Time – The Rolling Stones

Save The Last Dance For Me – The Drifters

You’re The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White

Last Night – Traveling Wilburys

Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty

Last Plane Out – Toy Matinee

Last Song – Edward Bear

Last Train To Clarksville – The Monkees

I Saw Her Again Last Night – The Mamas & The Papas

Suddenly Last Summer – The Motels

Our Last Summer – ABBA

The Last Thing On My Mind – Cry Cry Cry

Always The Last To Know – Del Amitri

The Last Worthless Evening – Don Henley

The Last Of The Neon Cowboys – Jason Ringenberg

The Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning – Willie Nelson

Last Lonely Eagle – New Riders Of The Purple Sage

Last Kiss – J Frank Wilson

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Lyrics for the Day – The Boxer

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I am just a poor boy
Though my story’s seldom told
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocket full of mumbles
Such are promises
All lies and jests
Still a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest
 
When I left my home and my family
I was no more than a boy
In the company of strangers
In the quiet of the railway station
Running scared
Laying low
Seeking out the poorer quarters
Where the ragged people go
Looking for the places
Only they would know
 
Asking only workman’s wages
I come looking for a job
But I get no offers
Just a come-on from the whores
On Seventh Avenue
I do declare
There were times when I was so lonesome
I took some comfort there
 
Then I’m laying out my winter clothes
And wishing I was gone
Going home
Where the New York City winters
Aren’t bleeding me
Leading me
Going home
 
In the clearing stands a boxer
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of every glove that laid him down
Or cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame
I am leaving
I am leaving
But the fighter still remains
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Lyrics for the Day – Goin’ Down to Laurel

A favorite artist with lots of “Lyrics for the Day” songs.

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Well everybody here
Seems to like to laugh
Look at Johnny jivin’ across the floor
He can play the fool
And make a few mistakes
But all the same he’ll never be a bore
I’m glad to be so young
Talkin’ with my tongue
Glad to be so careless in my way
Glad to take a chance
And play against the odds
Glad to be so crazy in my day
Well I’m goin’ down to Laurel
It’s a dirty stinkin’ town yeah
But me I know exactly
What I’m going to find
Little girl
I’m goin’ to see
She is a fool for lovin’ me
But she’s in love
And love’s a funny state of mind
Well what was that you said
When you had a tear
Rolling down your cheek the other night
I couldn’t catch it all
There’s something going wrong
I hope you got it straightened out all right
Everything’s so loud and everything’s so fast
I hear your brother married once again
Yeah, the best of luck and all
And try to have some fun
They tell me this great life can always end
Well I’m goin’ down to Laurel
It’s a dirty stinkin’ town yeah
But me I know exactly what
I’m going to find
Little girl
I’m goin’ to see
She is a fool for lovin’ me
But she’s in love
And love’s a funny state of mind
Yes it is

I’m smilin’ from a car
I’m goin’ for a drive
Feel the whistle blowin’ breeze gone flying by
Mirror’s on the moon
Echo in the sun
See just a touch of madness in my eye
Please don’t mention rain
Please don’t talk of trains
Please don’t mention buildings burnin’ down
Everybody here
Seems to like to laugh
Either step in time or just don’t hang around
Well, well I’m goin’ down to Laurel
It’s a dirty stinkin’ town, yeah
But me I know exactly what I’m
Going to find
Little girl
I’m goin’ to see
She is a fool for lovin’ me
But she’s in love
And love’s a funny state of mind
Oh tell me what I say now
She’s in love and
Love’s a funny state of mind

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Lyrics for the Day – Why Would I Now?

Socio-philosophy from the Decemberists. Good question.

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Have I ever lost your way?
Have I ever left you waylaid?
Have I ever come un-staid?
Why would I now?
There were times I loathed your name
There were times I laid on the blame
There were times I brought on the shame
Why would I now?
But I will never be your familiar soul
And I will never see your interior whole
But have I ever stood back and watched you fall?
Ditched your call?
Caught you bent around?
Why would I now?
 
Have I ever steered you wrong?
Have I ever strung you along?
Have I ever kept you long?
Why would I now?
There were times I broke through the walls
There were times I broke through it all
There were times it felt so hard
Why would I now?
 
But I will never be your familiar soul
And I will never see your interior whole
But have I ever stood back and watched you fall?
Ditched your call?
Caught you bent around?
Why would I now?
 
Though the years they may unbraid you
How it all nearly unmade you laying down
Why would it now?
 
Remember when it all went dark
Remember when it first ran apart
Remember how I held my mark
So why would I now?
But I will never be your familiar soul
And I will never see your interior whole
But have I ever stood back and watched you fall?
Ditched your call?
Caught you bent around?
Why would I now?
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Lyrics for the Day (and all time) – Will the Wolf Survive?

On the all-time list of faves and Dr. Reptile seems to relate to it more than ever.

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Through the chill of winter
Running across a frozen lake
Hunters hard on his trail
All odds are against him
With a family to provide for
But one thing he must keep alive
Will the wolf survive?

Drifting by the roadside
Climbs a strong and aging face
Wants to make some honest pay
Losing to the rainstorm
He’s got two strong legs to guide him
Two strong arms keep him alive
Will the wolf survive?

Standing in the pouring rain
All alone in a world that’s changed
Running scared now forced to hide
In a land where he once stood with pride
But he’ll find his way by the morning light

Sounds across the nation
Coming from your hearts and minds
Battered drums and old guitars
Singing songs of passion
It’s the truth that they all look for
Something they must keep alive
Will the wolf survive?
Will the wolf survive?

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Lyrics for the Day – (Believed You Were) Lucky

Another great sad song from the BELIEVE theme playlist. This one was notable for including the F-word. Dr. Reptile’s Greatest Hits for the year seems to contain one every year.

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So I guess I’ll give it up
Yeah, I guess I will
What’s the use in pushing
When it’s all uphill
I can’t be appointed
Keeper of the flame
Without two to carry
It won’t burn the same
Oh
It seems obvious to me but then again
Could be you just never felt that way
I wish you
Believed in life
Believed in fate
Believed you were lucky
And worth the wait
‘Cause life could be lovely
Oh, life could be so great

It gets so embarrassing
So I acquiesce
And I’ll change my mind again
You change your address
Oh
It seems logical to me but then again
Could be I was simply not that smart
I thought you
Believed in life
Believed in fate
Believed you were lucky
And worth the wait
‘Cause life could be lovely
Oh, life could be so great

There must be some other door that they are saving
Behind which my happiness lies
I won’t be wasting my words to tell you hopes that I had
We can just leave it alone
For now
I wish you
Believed in life
Believed in fate
Believed you were lucky
And worth the wait
‘Cause life could be lovely
Oh, life could be f**kin’ great

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