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Bee Gees

Smile an ever lasting smile
A smile can bring you near to me
Don't ever let me find you gone
'Cause that would bring a tear to me

This world has lost its glory
Let's start a brand new story
Now my love
You think that I don't even mean
A single word I say

It's only words
And words are all I have

To take your heart away

Talk in ever lasting words
And dedicate them all to me
And I will give you all my life
I'm here if you should call to me

You think that I don't even mean
A single word I say

It's only words
And words are all I have
To take your heart away

It's only words
And words are all I have
To take your heart away

Da da da da da da da
Da da da da da da da da da da
Da da da da da da da
Da da da da da da da da da da

This world has lost its glory
Let's start a brand new story
Now my love
You think that I don't even mean

A single word I say

It's only words
And words are all I have
To take your heart away

It's only words
And words are all I have
To take your heart away

It's only words
And words are all I have
To take your heart away

Songwriters: BARRY GIBB, MAURICE ERNEST GIBB, ROBIN HUGH GIBB
 
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Petula Clark

When you're alone and life is making you lonely
You can always go - downtown
When you've got worries, all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know - downtown
Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose

The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares
So go downtown, things'll be great when you're
Downtown - no finer place, for sure
Downtown - everything's waiting for you

Don't hang around and let your problems surround you
There are movie shows - downtown
Maybe you know some little places to go to
Where they never close - downtown
Just listen to the rhythm of a gentle bossa nova
You'll be dancing with him too before the night is over
Happy again

The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares
So go downtown, where all the lights are bright
Downtown - waiting for you tonight
Downtown - you're gonna be all right now

And you may find somebody kind to help and understand you
Someone who is just like you and needs a gentle hand to
Guide them along

So maybe I'll see you there
We can forget all our troubles, forget all our cares
So go downtown, things'll be great when you're
Downtown - don't wait a minute for
Downtown - everything's waiting for you
Downtown, downtown, downtown, downtown ...​
 
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Last night's karaoke was my best ever--somehow I managed to do 6 songs, 4 of which were my best performances ever, because I had an extra day to learn by heart from the artists with the help of YouTube singing from the heart like they did. The other two, I can't evaluate, I just did them because they had a good beat, but thinking about the words. meh, the artist was overplaying something with his excellent melody and the theme of the movie may have been a paycheck or added to fame when a starving artist needed it.... :D Very, very forgivable in my book, very.
My list was:
1. Downtown by Petula Clark,
2. Stand By Me sung by Ben E. King and written by King, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller.
3. Arthur's Theme by Christopher Cross
4. (Coming to) America by Neil Diamond
5. You've Got a Friend by Carole King
6. Billy Joel's beloved song, Just the Way You Are
The first time I sang Billy Joel's unstoppable winner song, which won 2 Grammys and Grammy Song of the year of 1979. , I flubbed pretty bad due to missing pitch changes. This time, I just listened to him about 50 times, realized that no matter when he sang it, that song was from his soul, and I just did the best imitation of his heartening performances of showing someone else appreciation for being just the way they are.

I loved singing every one of the songs, although Stand by Me was the hardest, because I tend to make up a new melody as I go on that one without even thinking. It could be because so many people have sung that song I could have unwittingly picked up their variation. lolol We'll just say that somehow, I pulled it off, which interprets as not a very good excuse for "I didn't deserve the applause I received..."
 
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This morning, I decided to try and pick 6 songs about the Sun, and after finding that the first thing I thought of was The Who's "I can see for miles and miles" is more about seeing, so I started just for the fun of it see what others had written about "seeing". So now, I have a bunch of songs for 2 theme nights, if I go that route, and of course, I got sidetracked by one song in particular, "You don't know me" that after chasing down 5 or 10 singers, found out it was written by a singer I didn't even recall, whose name was Cindy Walker. And every singer who was anybody practically during that time and for 50 years on, did You Don't Know Me and at that, mostly men who changed the verse about tear drops that fell to something like "wish I's the lucky guy" which I flat out refuse to sing, but spent 3/4ths of the time on "You Don't Know Me," and I can' remember why I got tied up looking for the author, when so many do not credit the original author. A few people swiped the music and completely redid the music within a year or five after Cindy Walker penned the song, never mind the details. I really need to learn how to focus, but it's so hard when somebody does something so quietly spectacular as to have their work so copied and jumped upon that the song's source gets obfuscated by all the awards won or famous folk selling records on the back of that song. Hopefully Cindy Walker earned millions on that song that made other people famous and possibly billionaires.

That's enough blathering for this post.
 
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Potential Sun songs -
Sunshine of your Love - Cream
Good day Sunshine - Beatles
Seasons of the Sun - Terry Jack
House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
Here comes the Sun - Beatles
You are the sunshine of my life - Stevie wonder
Sunshine on my Shoulders - John Denver
Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows
Potential "Seeing" and "eyes" songs

I can see for Miles and Miles - the Who
I've Just Seen A Face - the Beatles
All My Loving (1st Verse, 'Close your eyes, and I'll kiss you...)the Beatles
The First Time Ever I Saw your Face - the Peter Paul and Mary Version of Ewan McColl's lovely song of the same name v, Roberta Flack's version that is too slow for me to sing well, but only since I'm snoring before the last word in each verse <giggle>
She believes in me, (I'll never know just what she sees in me) - Kenny Rogers
Every Breath You Take (I'll be watching you...) The Police
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
I'll Be Seeing You The Lettermen​
 
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Like this one (so much for focusing...)
Believe
Cher
Believe
Cher, Absolute Rock
No matter how hard I try
You keep pushing me aside
And I can't break through
There's no talking to you
It's so sad that you're leaving
It takes time to believe it
But after all is said and done
You're gonna be the lonely one

Do you believe in life after love
I can feel something inside me say
I really don't think you're strong enough
Do you believe in life after love
I can feel something inside me say
I really don't think you're strong enough

What am I supposed to do
Sit around and wait for you
Well I can't do that
And there's no turning back
I need time to move on
I need a love to feel strong
Cause I've got time to think it through
And maybe I'm too good for you

Do you believe in life after love
I can feel something inside me say
I really don't think you're strong enough
Do you believe in life after love
I can feel something inside me say
I really don't think you're strong enough

Well I know that I'll get through this
'Cause I know that I am strong
I don't need you anymore
I don't need you anymore
I don't need you anymore
No I don't need you anymore

Do you believe in life after love
I can feel something inside me say
I really don't think you're strong enough
Do you believe in life after love
I can feel something inside me say
I really don't think you're strong enough
Do you believe in life after love
I can feel something inside me say
I really don't think you're strong enough
Do you believe in life after love
I can feel something inside me say
I really don't think you're strong enough

Songwriters: Brian Higgins, Paul Barry, Steve Torch
© Universal Music Publishing Group, Spirit Music Group, SANDY LINZER PRODUCTIONS INC
 
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Cream
The Sunshine of your Love

It's getting near dawn
When lights close their tired eyes
I'll soon be with you my love
To give you my dawn surprise
I'll be with you darling soon
I'll be with you when the stars start falling
I've been waiting so long
To be where I'm going
In the sunshine of your love

I'm with you my love
The lights shining through on you
Yes, I'm with you my love
It's the morning and just we two
I'll stay with you darling now
I'll stay with you till my seas are dried up
I've been waiting so long
To be where I'm going
In the sunshine of your love

I'm with you my love
The lights shining through on you
Yes, I'm with you my love
It's the morning and just we two
I'll stay with you darling now
I'll stay with you till my seas are dried up

I've been waiting so long
I've been waiting so long
I've been waiting so long
To be where I'm going
In the sunshine of your love

Songwriters: ERIC PATRICK CLAPTON, JACK BRUCE, PETER CONSTANTINE BROWN, PETER RONALD BROWN
 
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"I've Just Seen A Face"
The Beatles

I've just seen a face
I can't forget the time or place
Where we just met
She's just the girl for me
And I want all the world to see
We've met, mmm-mmm-mmm-mmmmm-mmm

Had it been another day
I might have looked the other way
And I'd have never been aware
But as it is I'll dream of her
Tonight, di-di-di-di'n'di

Falling, yes I am falling
And she keeps calling
Me back again

I have never known
The like of this, I've been alone
And I have missed things
And kept out of sight
But other girls were never quite
Like this, da-da-n'da-da'n'da

Falling, yes I am falling
And she keeps calling
Me back again

Falling, yes I am falling
And she keeps calling
Me back again

I've just seen a face
I can't forget the time or place
Where we just met
She's just the girl for me
And I want all the world to see
We've met, mmm-mmm-mmm-da-da-da

Falling, yes I am falling
And she keeps calling

Me back again
Falling, yes I am falling
And she keeps calling

Me back again
Oh, falling, yes I am falling
And she keeps calling
Me back again

 
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You Won't See Me
The Beatles

When I call you up
Your line's engaged
I have had enough
So act your age
We have lost the time
That was so hard to find
And I will lose my mind
If you won't see me (You won't see me)
You won't see me (You won't see me)

I don't know why you
Should want to hide
But I can't get through
My hands are tied
I won't want to stay
I don't have much to say
But I can turn away
And you won't see me (You won't see me)
You won't see me (You won't see me)

Time after time
You refuse to even listen
I wouldn't mind
If I knew what I was missing

Though the days are few
They're filled with tears
And since I lost you
It feels like years
Yes, it seems so long
Boy, since you've been gone
And I just can't go on
If you won't see me (You won't see me)
You won't see me (You won't see me)

Time after time
You refuse to even listen
I wouldn't mind
If I knew what I was missing

Though the days are few
They're filled with tears
And since I lost you
It feels like years
Yes, it seems so long
Boy, since you've been gone
And I just can't go on
If you won't see me (You won't see me)
You won't see me (You won't see me)
 
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The Who
I Can See For Miles

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 girls 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
rest six measures

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 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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Peter Paul and Mary
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and the empty skies my love
To the dark and the empty skies.

The first time ever I kissed your mouth
I felt the earth move in my hand
Like the trembling heart of a captive bird
That was there at my command my love
That was there at my command.

The first time ever I held you near
And felt your heartbeat close to mine
I thought our joy would fill the world
And would last till the end of time my love
And would last till the end of time.​
 
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Sunny
Bobby Hebb

Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain
Sunny, you smiled at me and really eased the pain
Now the dark days are done, and the bright days are here
My Sunny one shines so sincere
Sunny one so true, I love you

Sunny, thank you for the sunshine bouquet
Sunny, thank you for the love you've brought my way
You gave to me your all and all
Now I feel ten feet tall
Sunny one so true, I love you

Sunny, thank you for the truth you let me see
Sunny, thank you for the facts from A to Z
My life was torn like a wind-blown sand
And a rock was formed when we held hands
Sunny one so true, I love you

Sunny, thank you for that smile upon your face
Sunny, thank you, thank you for the gleam that flows its grace
You're my spark of nature's fire
You're my sweet complete desire
Sunny one so true, yes, I love you

Sunny, yesterday, oh, my life was filled with rain
Sunny, you smiled at me and really, really eased the pain
Now the dark days are done, and the bright days are here
My Sunny one shines so sincere
Sunny one so true, I love you...I love You..

 
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Every Breath You Take
The Police

Every breath you take and every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take, I'll be watching you
Every single day and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay, I'll be watching you

Oh, can't you see you belong to me
How my poor heart aches with every step you take

Every move you make, every vow you break
Every smile you fake, every claim you stake, I'll be watching you
3:48, p 57

Since you've gone I've been lost without a trace
I dream at night, I can only see your face
I look around but it's you I can't replace
I feel so cold and I long for your embrace
I keep crying, "Baby, baby, please"

Oh, can't you see you belong to me
How my poor heart aches with every step you take

Every move you make and every vow you break
Every smile you fake, every claim you stake, I'll be watching you
Every move you make, every step you take, I'll be watching you

I'll be watching you
Every breath you take and every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take (I'll be watching you)
Every single day and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay (I'll be watching you)
Every move you make, every vow you break
Every smile you fake, every claim you stake (I'll be watching you)
Every single day and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay (I'll be watching you)

Every breath you take and every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take (I'll be watching you)
Every single day and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay (I'll be watching you)
Every move you make, every vow you break
Every smile you fake, every claim you stake (I'll be watching you)
Every single day and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay (I'll be watching you)

 
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Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Frankie Valli


You're just too good to be true.
Can't keep my eyes off of you.
You feel like heaven to touch.
I wanna hold you so much.
At long last love has arrived
And I thank God I'm alive.
You're just too good to be true.
Can't take my eyes off of you.

Pardon the way that I stare.
There's nothing else to compare.
The sight of you makes me weak.
There are no words left to speak,
But if you feel like I feel,
Please let me know that it's real.
You're just too good to be true.
Can't take my eyes off of you.

I love you, baby,
And if it's quite alright,
I need you, baby,
To warm a lonely night.
I love you, baby.
Trust in me when I say:
Oh, pretty baby,
Don't bring me down, I pray.
Oh pretty baby,
Now that I found you, stay
And let me love you, baby.
Let me love you.

You're just too good to be true.
Can't keep my eyes off of you.
You feel like heaven to touch.
I wanna hold you so much.
At long last love has arrived
And I thank God I'm alive.
You're just too good to be true.
Can't take my eyes off of you.

I love you baby,
And if it's quite alright,
I need you, baby,
To warm a lonely night.
I love you, baby.
Trust in me when I say:
Oh, pretty baby,
Don't bring me down, I pray.
Oh pretty baby,
Now that I found you stay
And let me love you, baby.
Let me love you​

Songwriters: MATTHEW JAMES BELLAMY
 
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I found this awesome advice this evening about how to keep your throat clear if you are a singer:
 
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Thought I put this here the other day. hmmm I was gonna Karaoke it Friday night. Always liked the Beatles. I sang Ringo's song, La De Da a few weeks ago. Everybody loved it.

I've Just Seen a Face
Paul McCartney

I've just seen a face I can't forget the time or place
Where we just met she's just the girl for me
And I want all the world to see we've met
Mmm-mmm-mmm-m'mmm-mmm

Had it been another day I might have looked the other way
And I'd have never been aware
But as it is I'll dream of her tonight
Di-di-di-di'n'di

Fallin', yes I am fallin'
And she keeps callin' me back again

I have never known the likes of this I've been alone
And I have missed things and kept out of sight
But other girls were never quite like this
Da-da-n'da-da'n'da

Fallin', yes I am fallin'
And she keeps callin' me back again

[Guitar Solo]

Fallin', yes I am fallin'
And she keeps callin' me back again

I've just seen a face I can't forget the time or place
Where we just met she's just the girl for me
And I want all the world to see we've met
Mmm-mmm-mmm-da-da-da

Fallin', yes I am fallin'
And she keeps callin' me back again

Fallin', yes I am fallin'
And she keeps callin' me back again

[Outro]
Oh, fallin', yes I am fallin'
And she keeps callin' me back again
 
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I Can See Clearly Now the Rain that Falls
by Johnny Nash


I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way

Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It's going to be a bright, bright sun shiny day
It's going to be a bright, bright sun shiny day

I can make it now the pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared

Here is that rainbow I've been praying for
It's going to to be a bright, bright sun shiny day

Look all around, there's nothing but blue skies
Look straight ahead, nothing but blue skies

I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It's going to be a bright, bright sun shiny day
It's going to be a bright, bright sun shiny day
 

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