Lyrics for the Month – If We Make It Through December

Another loss in 2016

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If we make it through December
Everything’s gonna be all right I know
It’s the coldest time of winter
And I shiver when I see the falling snow
 
If we make it through December
Got plans to be in a warmer town come summer time
Maybe even California
If we make it through December we’ll be fine
 
Got laid off down at the factory
And there time is not the greatest in the world
Heaven knows I been workin’ hard
I wanted Christmas to be right for daddy’s girl
 
I don’t mean to hate December
It’s meant to be the happy time of year
And my little girl don’t understand
Why daddy can’t afford no Christmas gift
 
If we make it through December
Everything’s gonna be all right I know
It’s the coldest time of winter
And I shiver when I see the falling snow
 
If we make it through December
Got plans to be in a warmer town come summer time
Maybe even California
If we make it through December we’ll be fine
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Playlist for the Dog – Happy JACK

An old fave:

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Do It Again – Steely Dan

Jumpin’ Jack – Uptown Swingers

You Know You Wrong – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Jack You Dead – Joe Jackson

Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles

The House That Jack Built – Aretha Franklin

Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones

Happy Jack – The Who

Hey Jack Kerouac – 10,000 Maniacs

Master Jack – Four Jacks And A Jill

Smackwater Jack – Carole King

Jackie Blue – Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Jack And Diane – John Mellencamp

Jack Daniels if You Please – David Allen Coe

My Friend Jack – The Smoke

Uncle Jack – Spirit

Jack Of Diamonds – Buckskin Stallion

Jack Tarr The Sailor – The Byrds

Black Jack Davy – Steeleye Span

Blackjack David – Dave Alvin

Captain Jack – Billy Joel

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Lyrics for the Day – Rocket Man

And all the science that’s not there or not understood…

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She packed my bags last night
Pre-flight
Zero hour nine a.m.
And I’m gonna be high as a kite by then
I miss the earth so much
I miss my wife
It’s lonely out in space
On such a timeless flight

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
Till touch down brings me round again to find
I’m not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no
I’m a rocket man
Rocket man
Burning out his fuse up here alone

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
Till touch down brings me round again to find
I’m not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no
I’m a rocket man
Rocket man
Burning out his fuse up here alone

Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids
In fact it’s cold as hell
And there’s no one there to raise them
If you did
And all the science
I don’t understand
It’s just my job five days a week
A rocket man
A rocket man

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
Till touch down brings me round again to find
I’m not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no
I’m a rocket man
Rocket man
Burning out his fuse up here alone

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time…

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Lyrics for the Times – Ball of Confusion

Amazing how applicable it is today

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People moving out
People moving in
Why
Because of the color of their skin
Run, run, run
But you sure can’t hide
An eye for an eye
A tooth for a tooth
Vote for me and I’ll set you free
Rap on brother
Rap on
Well the only person talking about love thy brother
Is the preacher
And it seems nobody’s interested in learning
But the teacher
Segregation, determination, demonstration, integration
Aggravation, humiliation, obligation to our nation
Ball of confusion
Oh yeah
That’s what the world is today
Hey hey
The sale of pills are at an all time high
Young folks walking round with their heads in the sky
The cities ablaze in the summer time
And oh
The beat goes on
 
Evolution, revolution, gun control, sound of soul
Shooting rockets to the moon
Kids growing up too soon
Politicians say more taxes will solve everything
And the band played on
So
Round and around and around we go
Where the world’s headed
Nobody knows
Oh great googa-looga can’t you hear me talking to you
Just a ball of confusion
Oh yeah
That’s what the world is today
Hey hey
Fear in the air
Tension everywhere
Unemployment rising fast
The Beatles new record’s a gas
And the only safe place to live
Is on an Indian reservation
And the band played on
Eve of destruction, tax deduction, city inspectors, bill collectors
Mod clothes in demand, population out of hand
Suicide, too many bills
Hippies moving to the hills
People all over the world are shouting end the war
And the band played on
Great googa-looga can’t you hear me talking to you
It’s a ball of confusion
That’s what the world is today
Hey hey
Let me hear ya, let me hear ya, let me hear ya
Sayin’ ball of confusion
That’s what the world is today
Hey hey
Let me hear ya, let me hear ya, let me hear ya, let me hear ya, let me hear ya
Ball of confusion
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Lyrics for the Day – Gardenia

OK, it made the best of 2016 but is it just another song with a “girl’s name” as the title as in Hey Jealousy.

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Gardenia
Where are you
Black goddess in a shabby raincoat
Where are you tonight
Cheap purple baby-doll dress
A gardenia in your hair
Much taller and stronger than me
A forbidden dream
A dream
A dream

All I wanna do is tell Gardenia what to do tonight
All I wanna do is tell Gardenia what to do tonight

Gardenia
Where are you tonight
The streets were your home
Now where do you roam
Your hourglass ass
And your powerful back
Your slant devil eyes
And the ditch down your spine
Deep as…
Deep as…

All I wanna do is tell Gardenia what to do tonight
All I wanna do is tell Gardenia what to do tonight

We lay in the darkness
Then she turned the lights on
I saw a dangerous habit
When she turned the lights on
There’s always a catch
In the darkness when you
When you turn the lights on
There’s always a catch
Oh well
Oh well
Oh well
Oh well

All I wanna do is tell Gardenia what to do tonight
All I wanna do is tell Gardenia what to do tonight

Alone in the cheapo motel
By the highway to hell
America’s greatest living poet
Was ogling you all night
You should be wearing the finest gown
But here you are now
Gas, food, lodging, poverty, misery and Gardenia
You could be burned at the stake
For all your mistakes
Mistakes
Mistakes

All I wanna do is tell Gardenia what to do tonight
All I wanna do is tell Gardenia what to do tonight

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Lyrics for All Time – I Can See For Miles

Classic Pete Townshend and The Who

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I know you’ve deceived me
Now here’s a surprise
I know that you have
‘Cause there’s magic in my eyes
 
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah
 
If you think that I don’t know about the little tricks you’ve played
And never see you when deliberately you put things in my way
Well, here’s a poke at you
You’re gonna choke on it too
You’re gonna lose that smile
Because all the while
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah
 
You took advantage of my trust in you when I was so far away
I saw you holding lots of other guys and now you’ve got the nerve to say
That you still want me
Well that’s as may be
But you gotta stand trial
Because all the while
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah
 
I know you’ve deceived me
Now here’s a surprise
I know that you have
‘Cause there’s magic in my eyes
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah
 
The Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal are mine to see on clear days
You thought that I would need a crystal ball to see right through the haze
Well here’s a poke at you
You’re gonna choke on it too
You’re gonna lose that smile
Because all the while
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
And miles and miles and miles
 
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
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Theme Playlist – ROAD

On The Road Again

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On The Road Again – Willie Nelson

Rockin’ Down The Highway – The Doobie Brothers

Two Lane Highway – Pure Prairie League

Six Days On The Road – Taj Mahal

Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles

Carefree Highway – Gordon Lightfoot

Highway 5 – The Blessing

Bright Side of the Road – Van Morrison

Allison Road – Gin Blossoms

Tarkio Road – Brewer & Shipley

The Old Man Down The Road – John Fogerty

The Road To Hell – Chris Rea

Copperhead Road – Steve Earle

Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen

Middle Of The Road – Pretenders

Road To Nowhere – Talking Heads

King Of The Road – Roger Miller

Country Roads – James Taylor

Take Me Home Country Road – John Denver

The Road It Gives, The Road It Takes Away – Tom Russell

The Long And Winding Road – The Beatles