Lyrics for the Day – Oh Well

Classic Peter Green song that sticks in your head but you can’t quite remember the name of it.

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I can’t help about the shape I’m in
I can’t sing I ain’t pretty and my legs are thin
But don’t ask me what I think of you
I might not give the answer that you want me to
 
Oh well
 
Now when I talk to God I knew he’d understand
He said stick by me and I’ll be your guidin’ hand
But don’t ask me what I think of you
I might not give the answer that you want me to
 
Oh well
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Lyrics for Getting Older – You Wear It Well

Unfortunately if you gain weight, not so much — a Rod the Mod  (and now Sir Rod) classic

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I had nothing to do on this hot afternoon
but to settle down and write you a line
I’ve been meaning to phone you but from Minnesota
Hell it’s been a very long time
You wear it well
A little old fashioned but that’s all right
 
Well I suppose you’re thinking I bet he’s sinkin’
Or he wouldn’t get in touch with me
Oh I ain’t begging or losing my head
I sure do want you to know
That you wear it well
There ain’t a lady in the land so fine
 
Remember them basement parties
Your brother’s karate
The all day rock and roll shows
Them homesick blues and radical views
Haven’t left a mark on you
You wear it well
A little out of time but I don’t mind
But I ain’t forgetting that you were once mine
but I blew it without even tryin’
Now I’m eatin’ my heart out
Tryin’ to get a letter through
 
Since you’ve been gone it’s hard to carry on
I’m gonna write about the birthday gown that I bought in town
When you sat down and cried on the stairs
You knew it didn’t cost the earth
But for what it’s worth
You made me feel a millionaire
And you wear it well
Madame Onassis got nothing on you
Anyway my coffee’s cold and I’m getting told
That I gotta get back to work
So when the sun goes low and you’re home all alone
Think of me and try not to laugh
And I wear it well
I don’t object if you call collect
Cuz I ain’t forgetting that you were once mine
But I blew it without even tryin’
Now I’m eatin’ my heart out tryin’ to get back to you
 
I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya
Oh yeah
 
After all the years I hope it’s the same address
Since you’ve been gone it’s hard to carry on
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Lyrics for all time — All Along the Watchtower

Here’s why Bob Dylan won the Nobel for literature — a throwaway poem/song that could be turned into a classic

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There must be some way out of here
Said the joker to the thief
There’s too much confusion
I can’t get no relief
Businessmen they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line
Know what any of it is worth
 
No reason to get excited
The thief he kindly spoke
There are many here among us
Who feel that life is but a joke
But you and I we’ve been through that
And this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now
The hour is getting late
 
All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants too
Outside in the distance
A wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching
The wind began to howl
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There must be some kind of way out of here
Said the joker to the thief
There’s too much confusion
I can’t get no relief
Businessmen there drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
No one will ever own the mine
Nobody up in this world
Hey
 
No reason to get excited
The thief he kindly spoke
There are many here among us
Who feel that life is but a joke
But you and I we’ve been through that
And this is not our fate
So let us stop talking falsely now
The hour is getting late
 
All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants too
While outside in the distance
A wildcat did prowl
Two riders were approaching
And the wind begin to howl
Hey
All along the watchtower
All along the watchtower

Lyrics for Chicago – Lincoln Park Pirates

One of many Steve Goodman songs referencing Chicago

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In Chicago where I live, there’s an outfit that’d tow almost anything off the street. They deal mostly with automobile. And we call ’em the Lincoln Park Pirates

The streetlamps are on in Chicago tonight
And lovers are gazing at stars
The stores are all closing
And Daley is dosing
And the fatman’s counting the cars
And there’s more cars than places to put ’em he said
But I’ve got room for them all
So round ’em up boys
‘Cause I want some more toys
Hit the lot by the grocery store

To me way, hey
Tow them away
The Lincoln Park Pirates are we
From Wilmette to Gary
There’s nothing so harried
And we always collect our fee

To me way, hey
Tow them away
We plunder the streets of your town
Be it Edsel or Chevy
There’s no car too heavy
And no one can make us shut down

We break into cars when we gotta
With pick axe and hammer and saw
And they said that this garage had no license
But little care I for the law
All my drivers are friendly and courteous
Their good manners ya always will get
‘Cause they’re all recent graduates of the charm school in Joliet

To me way, hey
Tow them away
The Lincoln Park Pirates are we
From Wilmette to Gary
There’s nothing so harried
And we always collect our fee

To me way, hey
Tow them away
We plunder the streets of your town
Be it Edsel or Chevy there’s no car too heavy
And no one can make us shut down

And when all the cars are collected
And all of their fenders are ruined
Then I’ll tow every boat in Belmont Harbor
To the Lincoln Park Lagoon
And when I’ve collected the ransom
And sunk all the ones that won’t yield
Then I’ll tow all the planes that are blocking the runways
At Midway O’Hare and Meigs Field

To me way, hey
Tow them away
The Lincoln Park Pirates are we
From Wilmette to Gary
There’s nothing so harried
We always collect our fee

To me way, hey
Tow them away
Now citizens gather around
And I think it’s enough
And let’s call his bluff
Let’s tow the bum out of town

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Lyrics for the Day – Me Myself I

One of the greats.

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I sit here by myself and you know I love it
You know I don’t want someone to come pay a visit
I wanna be by myself
I came in this world alone
Me myself I

I want to go to China and to see Japan
I’d like to sail the oceans before the seas run dry
I wanna go by myself
I’ve just room enough for one
Me myself I

I wanna be a big shot and have ninety cars
I wanna have a boyfriend and a girl for laughs
But only on Saturdays
Six days to be alone
With just me myself I
Me myself and I
Just me myself I

Don’t want to be the bad guy
Don’t want to make a soul cry
It’s not that I love myself
I just don’t want company
Except me myself I
My myself and I
Just me myself I

I sit here by myself and you know I love it
You know I don’t want someone to come pay a visit
I wanna be by myself
I came in this world alone
Me myself I
Me myself I
Me myself I

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Lyrics for the Day – female names — Christine’s Tune

Also called She’s a Devil In Disguise by Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons

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She’s a devil in disguise
You can see it in her eyes
She’s telling dirty lies
She’s a devil in disguise
In disguise
Now a woman like that all she does is hate you
She doesn’t know what makes a man a man
She’ll talk about the times that she’s been with you
She’ll speak your name to everyone she can
She’s a devil in disguise
You can see it in her eyes
She’s telling dirty lies
She’s a devil in disguise
In disguise

Unhappiness has been her close companion
Her world is full of jealousy and doubt
It gets her off to see a person crying
She’s just the kind that you can’t do without
She’s a devil in disguise
You can see it in her eyes
She’s telling dirty lies
She’s a devil in disguise
In disguise

Her number always turns up in your pocket
Whenever you are looking for a dime
It’s all right to call her but I’ll bet you
The moon is full and your just wasting time

She’s a devil in disguise
You can see it in her eyes
She’s telling dirty lies
She’s a devil in disguise
In disguise (in disguise)
In disguise (in disguise)
In disguise (in disguise)
In disguise

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Lyrics – Songs with city names – New York New York

One of Ryan Adams’ best

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Well, I shuffled through the city on the 4th of July
I had a firecracker waiting to blow
Breakin’ like a rocket who makin’ its way
To the cities of Mexico
Lived in an apartment out on Avenue A
I had a tar-hut on the corner of 10th
Had myself a lover who was finer than gold
But I’ve broken up and busted up since
And love don’t play any games with me
Anymore like she did before
The world won’t wait
So I better shake
That thing right out there through the door
Hell I still love you New York
Found myself a picture that would fit in the folds
Of my wallet and it stayed pretty good
Still amazed I didn’t lose it on the roof of the place
When I was drunk and I was thinking of you
Every day the children they were singing their tune
Down the streets and you could hear from inside
Used to take the subway up to Houston and 3rd
I would wait for you and not try to hide
And love won’t play any games with you
Anymore if you don’t want it to
The world won’t wait
And I watched you shake
But honey I don’t blame you
Hell I still love you New York
Hell I still love you New York
New York
I remember Christmas in the blistering cold In a church on the upper west side
Babe I stood there singing
I was holding your arm
You were holding my trust like a child
Found a lot of trouble out on Avenue B
But I tried to keep the overhead low
Farewell to the city and the love of my life
As we left before we had to go
Love won’t play any games with you
Anymore if you don’t want ’em to
So we better shake this old thing out the door
I’ll always be thinkin’ of you
I’ll always love you though New York
I’ll always love you though New York
I’ll always love you though New York
I’ll always love you though New York
New York
New York
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