Jimi Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, MARTHA
Album : I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too

Sometimes I feel like there is no one
No one at all
That life is a myth
And I won't be missed
When I'm gone

But they say that you are no one
Without the people
Who love and know you around

And sometimes I feel like my Dad
For leaving her sad and alone
In this big house

These are the thoughts that I have
When I'm alone at home in my bed
And I get scared

And it takes up so much time
And it makes up for nothing
And it takes up so much time
And it makes up for nothing

And some people ask why I can't
Remember the past

There is this dead woman in my lane
She's eating my brain
Her skin is soft and white and bright
Against the night

There is this man in my house
When I'm not there
He says he knows me from somewhere

And it takes up so much time
And it makes up for nothing
And it takes up so much time
And it makes up for nothing


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See Emily Play Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, MARTHA
Album : I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too

Emily tries but misunderstands
She's often inclined to borrow somebody's dreams
Till tomorrow

There is no other day
Let's try it another way
You'll lose your mind and play
Free games for May
See Emily play

Soon after dark Emily cries
Gazing through trees in sorrow hardly a sound
Till tomorrow

There is no other day
Let's try it another way
You'll lose your mind and play
Free games for May
See Emily play
See Emily play
See Emily play
Emily play, Emily

Put on a gown that touches the ground
Float on a river forever and ever, Emily

There is no other day
Let's try it another way
You'll lose your mind and play
Free games for May
See Emily play
Free games for May
See Emily play
Free games for May
See Emily play


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I Wish I Were Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, MARTHA
Album : I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too

I can hardly move
And I sure can't groove
And I can hardly see why I'm so afraid
And the days are long
I can't get rid of what's wrong
It's plain to see
But the problem is, is, is in me

I wish I were
A singer
A dancer
Dancing for your love

Am I somewhere in the middle
Do I count at being special
Is there a sincerity in anything I say
Do I know what anything means
Can I see

I listen to the radio
Not music but the talk shows
I watch a lot of PBS and BBC
I don't want to meet the press
I'm scared, I'm scared of what I see
The only thing I recognize
Is the pain in my side
And the hunger that I feel
Is the only thing that is real

I wish I were
A singer
A dancer
Dancing for your love


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Love Is A Stranger Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, MARTHA
Album : I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too

Love is a stranger in an open car
To tempt you in and drive you far away
I said love is a stranger in an open car
To tempt you in and drive you far away

Well love, love, love is a dangerous drug
You have to receive it
But you still can't get enough of the stuff

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so
It's an obsession

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so
It's an obsession

Love is a danger of a different kind
To take you away and leave you far behind
I said love is a danger of a different kind
To take you away and leave you far behind

It's savage and it's cruel
And it shines like destruction
Comes in like the flood
It seems like religion
It's noble and it's brutal
It distorts and deranges
And it wrenches you up
And you're left like a zombie

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so
It's an obsession

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so
It's an obsession

It's guilt edged glamorous
And sleek by design
You know its jealous by nature
False and unkind
It's hard and restrained
And it's totally cool
It touches and it teases
As you stumble in the debris

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so
It's an obsession

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so
It's an obsession


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Foolish Love Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Wainwright

I don't want to hold you and feel so helpless
I don't want to smell you and lose my senses
And smile in slow motion
With eyes in love

I twist like a corkscrew
The sweetness rising
I drink from the bottle, weeping
Why won't you last?
Why can't you last

So i will walk without care
Beat my snare
Look like a man who means business
Go to all the poshest places
With their familiar faces
Terminate all signs of weakness
Oh, all for the sake of a foolish love

I will take my coffee black
Never snack
Hang with the wolves who are sheepish
Flow through the veins of town
Always frown
Me and my mistress, the princess
Oh, all for the sake of a foolish love

So the day noah's ark floats down park
My eyes will be simply glazed over
Or better yet
I'll wear shades on sunless days
And when the sun's out, i'll stay in and slumber
Oh, all for the sake of a foolish love
All for the sake of a foolish love

Cause i don't want to hold you and feel so helpless
I don't want to smell you and lose my senses
And smile in slow motion
With eyes in love


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Danny Boy Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Wainwright

Your skin is cold
But the sun shines within your hold
Your hair is gold
But you see through a goldfish bowl
I feel old, sick, and tired
We walk the streets
Gently staring, wondering what to do
The sun in sheets
Pouring down those streets to eyes green and blue
And a ship with eight sails could come round the bend
Or a heard of bulls charging stoplights red
I'd be blind

You broke my heart, danny boy
Not your fault, danny boy
I was had at the doorstep
Played, like a two to a four-set
Had, like poor job in the bible by god

Day comes, i wake
I wake with a hard heartache
I go down to your place
We sit and chat about new york
And trips to the bayou
My smile, a trick
Tricking me and trying not to scare you
And a ship with eight sails could come round the bend
Or a heard of bulls charging stoplights red
I'd be blind

You broke my heart, danny boy
Not your fault, danny boy
I was had at the doorstep
Played, like a two to a four-set
Had, like poor job in the bible by god


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April Fools Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Wainwright

Oh what a shame that your pockets did bleed on st. valentine's
And you sat in a chair
Thinking "boy i'm such a prince!"
Well, life's a train that goes from february on
Day by day
But it's making a stop on april first

And you will believe in love
And all that it's supposed to be
But just until the fish start to smell
And you're struck down by a hammer

Sure, you were swift
When the handsome greek boys dropped by with gifts
You are suave
Thanks to ribbons that open sesame
But in the stars and closer to home, in every planet
It ain't hard for me and dear jo jo to see

That you will believe in love
And all that it's supposed to be
But just until the fish start to smell
And you're struck down by a hammer

So let it all go by
Looking at the sky
Wondering if there's clouds and stuff in hell

And you will believe in love
And all that it's supposed to be
But just until the fish start to smell
And you're struck down by a hammer


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In My Arms Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Wainwright

You gave me all your love in one day
You gave it all and almost faded away
I'm going to take this sad and unread issue
In my arms tonight

Looking at hospitals victorian
Feeling as helpless as the elephant man
Wish you were here
To chain you up without shame
In my arms tonight

So if you should feel a bit out of place
This vision not unlike a shooting star
I have embraced

Cause you gave me all your love in one day
You gave it all and almost faded away
I'm going to take this sad and unread issue
In my arms tonight

Looking at hospitals victorian
Feeling as helpless as the elephant man
Wish you were here
To chain you up and without shame
In my arms tonight

I ain't a soft and saccharine wannabe
Still i pray to god this song will end happily
So i offer you a place to rest and forget yourself
In my arms tonight
A place to rest and forget yourself
In my arms
Tonight


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Millbrook Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Wainwright

The boys and girls of millbrook are on a train from new york
Wearing new hats
Shooting the shit
Deep in the heart of duchess county bounty
And all the evening breakdowns will soon be washed from their hands
The next very day
As they make way
Eating the apple to the chapel holy
Don't even try
They'll get away with murder
Sure as the rain washes away
And brings thunder
Oh tell me can you see it?
The gentle tower rising
Over the pines, out of a book
Zion mistaken for the state of Millbrook


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Baby Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Wainwright

Nothing so bright
Nothing so small
Nothing so pure as my baby

All of my life
Days into nights
All i did dream was my baby
Until the day
Darkness entwined with silver eyes
Was my baby staring at me

And since then
I can't see straight
And since then
My smile's been fake
Funny, i know the troubles i've seen
But through one eye only that's clean

If you bring along your needles
Then i'll bring my sharpened pencils
And draw one more comic tragedy
So call up the child players
From madame we'll rent the parlor
And dance to death till i can't see
My baby


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Beauty Mark Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Wainwright

I never had it
I never wanted it
I never had your beauty mark
Nor did I have your black hair
And hazel eyes
My early childhood was not as simple
As yours set in the country
No I did not have a fear of nuns who dressed in black
But I do have your taste
I had no radio show
Nor did I have home-made clothes
Home-made curtains of the same material

I never had it
I never wanted it
I never had your beauty mark

But I do have your taste
And I do have your round face and long hands
I think Callas sang a lovely "norma"
You prefer Robeson in "Deep River"
I may not be so manly
But still I know you love me
Even if I don't have your beauty mark


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Barcelona Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Wainwright

The summer sun set a vicious circus
When shadows held the world in place
But today i felt a chill in my apartment's coolest place
Fuggi regal fantasima

The village larks cannot be heard
Cause all the crows got panderers
I can't escape these velvet drapes
Don't want my rings to fall off my fingers
Fuggi regal fantasima

The mirror i find hard to face
Cause i fear it's a long way down
Got to get away from here
Think i know which hemisphere
Crazy me don't think there's pain in barcelona
They dance you round a waltz confound
But i fear it's a long way down
This road
Even if that straw i pulled
And i got to fight that bull
Nothing really does compare to barcelona
Besides in spain don juan's to blame
But i fear it's a long way down
And i fear i won't be around

Got to get away from here
Think i know which hemisphere
Make sure i have all my papers
Laying out my summer clothes
Search for traps in vain like scratching
So my suitcase i can close
Fuggi regal fantasima


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Matinee Idol Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Wainwright

This is the day
The day of the death
The death of the matinee idol

Still so beautiful as the angels
As the angels came down from high
So sweet and so soft
So charmingly daft
So young was the matinee idol
Lips of crimson, slightly open
As the flash and all fame put to rest

Walk along that wall
No it is not from the academy
Walk along that wall
From this moment on
You'll cease to be the undying love of the public eye

And so goes one more away from the maze
Away for to sit at the table above babel
Far from this world
While standing on the boulevard

Walk along that wall
No it is not from the academy
Walk along that wall
From this moment on
You'll cease to be
But still
Whomever has looked at beauty is marked out already by death
Still so beautiful as the angels
As the angels came down from high


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Damned Ladies Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Wainwright

Desdemona, do not go to sleep
Brown-eyed tosca, don't believe the creep
I see it in his eyes

And why don't you ladies believe me when i'm screaming
I always believe you

Violetta, keep your man locked up
Or like cio-cio
You will end up burned by love or sickness

And why don't you ladies believe me when i'm screaming
I always believe you

There is a knock at the door
Tell me it's not mimi again
Or is it Gilda's waiting passion to be stabbed and killed again

Katya kabanova, why did you marry him?
You knew his mother was a bitch
And would keep hold of him
Oh pamina got away from mama
Before the age of rambo opera

Damned ladies of orpheus
Your arias cause a stir in my sad and lonely heart


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Sally Ann Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Wainwright

My true love did breathe by the sally ann so softly
That while walking through town
Only my heart did hear him
In views of the city
There ain't many folks by the sally an so pretty
That while walking through town
Many a twisted feature made a terrible beauty
And then i knew
I'd been there before
One thing you must know by the sally ann directly
Is that the pockets don't hold any more sunken treasure
After baptism by whiskey
But when leaving the bar by the sally ann just barely
That old angel may allow light from above the mountain
And red brick walls blooming, you might see
And then you'll know
You've been there before


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Imaginary Love Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Wainwright

Every kind of love
Or at least my kind of love
Must be an imaginary love to start with
Guess that can explain the rain waiting walking game
Schubert bust my brain to start with

Cause every kind of love
Or at least my kind of love
Must be an imaginary love to start with
Guess that can explain the rain waiting walking game
Schubert bust my brain to start with

Oh, to look at you
In a cab
Back of your head across my lap
Oh, what grace
Green back seat against the red of your face
Oh, to look at you
Any old grand hotel
Drunken demands give way to reservations
Oh, what a room
Champagne brings such happy faces
Happy faces

Cause every kind of love
Or at least my kind of love
Must be an imaginary love to start with
Guess that can explain the rain waiting walking game
Schubert bust my brain to start with

Cause every kind of love
Or at least my kind of love
Must be an imaginary love to start with, baby
Guess that can explain the rain waiting walking game
Schubert bust my brain to start with
Oh, oh...


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Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Poses

cigarettes and chocolate milk
these are just a couple of my cravings
everything it seems i like's a little bit stronger
a little bit thicker
a little bit harmful for me

if i should buy jellybeans
have to eat them all in just one sitting
everything it seems i like's a little bit sweeter
a little bit fatter
a little bit harmful for me

and then there's those other things
which for several reasons we won't mention
everything about them is a little bit stranger
a little bit harder
a little bit deadly

it isn't very smart
tends to make one part so broken-hearted

sitting here remembering me
always been a shoe made for the city
go ahead, accuse me of just singing about places
with scrappy boys faces
have general run of the town
playing with prodigal songs
takes a lot of sentimental valiums
can't expect the world to be your raggedy andy
while running on empty
you little old doll with a frown

you got to keep in the game
maintaining mystique while facing forward
i suggest a reading of 'a lesson in tightropes'
or 'surfing your high hopes' or 'adios kansas'

it isn't very smart
tends to make one part so broken-hearted

still there's not a show on my back
holes or a friendly intervention
i'm just a little bit heiress, a little bit irish
a little bit tower of pisa whenever i see you
so please be kind if i'm a mess
cigarettes and chocolate milk


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Greek Song Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Poses

you who were born with the sun above your shoulders
you turn me on, you turn me on
you have to know
you who were born where the sun she keeps her distance
you turn me on, you turn me on
but so does she

you who were born there where beauty is existence
you turn me on, you turn me on
your body heals my soul
you who were born where you shiver and you shudder
you turn me on
the girl is gone
so come on, let's go

all the pearls of china fade astride a volta
don't sew bee-lines to anybody's hide
save your poison for a lover who is on your side

one way is rome and the other way is mecca
on either side
on either side of our motorbike
one way is home and the other way is papa
on either side
on either side, prepared to strike

all the pearls of china fade astride a volta
don't sew bee-lines to anybody's hide
save your poison for a lover who is on your side


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Poses Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Poses

The yellow walls are lined with portraits
And I've got my new red fetching leather jacket
All these poses such beautiful poses
Makes any boy feel like picking up roses

There's never been such grave a matter
As comparing our new brand name black sunglasses
All these poses such beautiful poses
Makes any boy feel as pretty as princes

The green autumnal parks conducting
All the city streets a wondrous chorus singing
All these poses oh how can you blame me
Life is a game and true love is a trophy

And you said
Watch my head about it
Baby you said watch my head about it
My head about it
Oh no oh no oh no
Oh no oh no no kidding

Reclined amongst these packs of reasons
For to smokes the days away into the evenings
All these poses of classical torture
Ruined my mind like a snake in the orchard
I did go from wanting to be someone now
I'm drunk and wearing flip - flops on Fifth Avenue

Once you've fallen from classical virtue
Won't have a soul for to wake up and hold you

In the green autumnal parks conducting
All the city streets a wondrous chorus
Singing all these poses now no longer boyish
Made me a man ah but who cares what that is

And you said watch my head about it
Baby you said watch my head about it
My head about it
Oh no oh no oh no
Oh no oh no well you said
Watch my head about it
Baby you said watch my head about it
My head about it
Oh no oh no oh no
Oh no oh no no kidding


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Shadows Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Poses

Who will keep
Keep me in this evening
Even though
They are not here with me

I could be a great star
Still I'm far from happy

Finally
Feel the world around me
Fighting through
Fighting through the whiskey

I could be a great star
Still I'm far from happy

Out of these shadows
Comes the light
Shadows comes the light

You will keep
Keep me in this evening
Even though
You are not here with me

I could be a great star
Still I'm far from happy
I could be a great star
I could be a great star
I could be a great star
I could be a great star

Out of these shadows
Comes the light
Out of these shadows
Comes the light
Shadows comes the light


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California Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Poses

California, California
You're such a wonder that I think I'll stay in bed
Big time rollers, part time models
So much to plunder
That I think I'll sleep instead

I don't know this sea of neon
Thousand surfers, whiffs of freon
And big nights back east with Rhoda
California please

There's a moment
I've been saving
A kind of crucifix around this munchkin land
Up north freezing, little me drooling
That's Entertainment's on at eight
Come on Ginger slam

I don't know this sea of neon
Thousand surfers, whiffs of freon
And my new grandma Bea Arthur
Come on over

Ain't it a shame that at the top
Peanut butter and jam they served you
Ain't it a shame that at the top
Still those soft skin boys can bruise you
Yes I fell for a streaker

I don't know this sea of neon
Thousand surfers, whiffs of freon

Ain't it a shame
That all the world can't enjoy your mad traditions
Ain't it a shame that all the world
Don't got keys to their own ignitions
Life is the longest death in California

California
You're such a wonder that I think I'll stay in bed
So much to plunder that I think I'll sleep instead
You're such a wonder that I think I'll stay in bed
So much to plunder that I think I'll sleep instead


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The Tower Of Learning Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Poses

I'm looking for the tower of learning
I'm looking for the copious prize
I saw it in your eyes what I'm looking for
I saw it in your eyes what I'm looking for

I really do fear that I'm dying
I really do fear that I'm dead
I saw it in your eyes what I'm looking for
I saw it in your eyes what will make me live

All the sights of Paris
Pale inside your iris
Tip the Eiffel Tower with one glance
Stained glass cathedrals with one glint

You smashed it with your eyes
What I'm looking for
One blink and then my heart wasn't there no more

I'm looking for the tower of learning
I'm looking for the copious prize


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Grey Gardens Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Poses

Honey I'm a roller concrete clover
Tadzio, Tadzio

Arm wrestle your mother
Simply over
Tadzio, over you

But beware my heart can be a pin
A sharp silver dragonfly
Trying to get my mansions green
After I've Grey Gardens seen

In between tonight and my tomorrows
Tadzio where have you been
In between tonight I know it's Tadzio
Tadzio don't you fight

Honey can you hear me
In between been dragging a dragonfly
Trying to get my mansions green
After I've Grey Gardens seen

Honey won't you hold me tight
Get me through Grey Gardens tonight

Tadzio, Tadzio
Tadzio, Tadzio

Trying to get my mansions green
After I've Grey Gardens seen
Honey won't you hold me tight
Get me through Grey Gardens tonight

Tadzio, Tadzio
Tadzio, Tadzio


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Rebel Prince Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Poses

Where is my master the rebel prince
Who will shut all of these windows
It's these windows all around me
It's these windows who are telling me
To rid my dirty mind of all of its preciousness

Where is my master the rebel prince
Bet breaking everything trying to get to me
In this two-bit hotel
Just to me before this windowsill

Does rid my dirty mind of all of its preciousness
Oh I can see him now
Though it's so far away
Amongst the roving crowd
Going the other way

Confounded anger burning with love for me

Oï est mon ma¤tre le prince rebelle
Qui va fermer toutes ces fen†tres
Ce sont ces fen†tres autour de moi
Ce sont ces fen†tres qui m'appellent,
Qui m'appellent

Marigold, Marigold, Marigold
I'm leaving the Roosevelt hotel
Marigold, Marigold, Marigold
I'm leaving the room we knew so well

Marigold, Marigold, Marigold
Marigold, Marigold, Marigold
Marigold, Marigold, Marigold
Marigold, Marigold, Marigold


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The Consort Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Poses

Prepare your things
Dissolve your mind
'Cause I'm your consort beautiful queen
of seventeen

a blood red moon has spared our bed
But not your rivals
beautiful queen
prepare to reign
no more to hide with I your faithful consort
by your side

Let streamers fly
and cannons roar
on your arrival beautiful queen
tomorrow night
prepare to walk
on anyone her highness ever wants

Entrust in me
you're not alone
together we'll wreak havoc on the throne

Entrust in me
you're not alone
even though my throne's slightly smaller than yours
beautiful queen
together we'll wreak havoc you and me
together we'll wreak havoc you and me
together we'll wreak havoc you

Prepare your things
Dissolve your mind
'cause I'm your consort beautiful queen
of seventeen


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One Man Guy Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Poses

People will know when they see this show
The kind of a guy I am
They'll recognize just what I stand for and what I just can't stand
They'll perceive what I believe in
And what I know is true
And they'll recognize I'm a one man guy
Always was through and through

People meditate
Hey that's just great
Trying to find the inner you
People depend on family and friends
And other folks to pull them through

I don't know why I'm a one man guy
Or why I'm a one man show
But these three cubic feet of bone and blood and meat are all I love and know

'Cause I'm a one man guy in the morning
Same in the afternoon
One man guy when the sun goes down
I whistle me a one man tune

One man guy a one man guy
Only kind of guy to be
I'm a one man guy
I'm a one man guy
I'm a one man guy is me

I'm gonna bathe and shave
And dress myself and eat solo every night
Unplug the phone, sleep alone
Stay way out of sight
Sure it's kind of lonely
Yeah it's sort of sick
Being your own one and only
Is a dirty selfish trick

'Cause I'm a one man guy in the morning
Same in the afternoon
One man guy when the sun goes down
I whistle me a one man tune
One man guy a one man guy
Only kind of guy to be
I'm a one man guy
I'm a one man guy
I'm a one man guy is me


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Evil Angel Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Poses

For to see my depth of sorrow
You are not allowed to follow me
Into this town square
And then run away

Evil angel with your cleft tongue
When you kissed me
On this town square
All the lights came on at sunset
Thought you'd stay

Evil angel bearing apples
When you kissed me
On this drawbridge
As the boats do
How was I to know you'd flee

Tear down these monuments
Bury the coat of arms
And build for me a factory

Evil angel when you're faced with hatred's
Daggers in my honor
You're no match no scratching hearts that no longer bleed

Oh Evil angel tear down the monuments
Evil angel Bury the coat of arms
And rebuild for me these memories
For to see my depth of sorrow


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In A Graveyard Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Poses

Wandering properties of death
Arresting moons within our eyes and smiles
We did rest
Amongst the granite tombs to catch our breath

Worldly sounds of endless warring
Were for just a moment silent stars
Worldly boundaries of dying
Were for just a moment never ours
All was new
Just as the black horizons blue

Then along the bending path away
I smiled in knowing I'd be back one day


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Oh, What A World Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want One

Men reading fashion magazines
Oh what a world
It seems we live in
Straight man
Oh what a world
We live in

Why am I always on a plane or a fast train
Oh what a world my parents gave me
Always
Travelin' but not in love

Still I think I'm doin' fine
Wouldn't it be a lovely headline
Life is
Beautiful on a New York Times

Men reading fashion magazines
Oh what a world
It seems we live in
Straight man
Oh what a world
We live in

Why am I always on a plane or a fast train
Oh what a world my parents gave me
Always
Travelin' but not in love

Still I think I'm doin' fine
Wouldn't it be a lovely headline
Life is
Beautiful on a New York Times

Oh what a world
We live in

Why am I always on a plane or a fast train
Oh what a world my parents gave me
Always
Travelin' but not in love

Still I think I'm doin' fine
Wouldn't it be a lovely headline
Life is
Beautiful


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I Don't Know What It Is Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want One

I don't know what it is
But you got to do it
I don't know where to go
But you got to be there
I don't know where to fall
But I know that its comfortable where
I don't know where it is

Putting all of my time
In learning to care
And a bucket of rhymes
I threw up somewhere
Want a locket of who
Made me lose my perfunctory view
Of all that is around
And of all that I do

So I knock on the door
Take a step that is new
Never been here before
Is there anyone else here too
In love with beauty
Playing all of the games
Who thinks three's company
Is there anyone else who wears slightly mysterious brusies
I don't know what it is

Take a lookin around
At friendly faces
All declaring a war on far off places
Is there anyone else who is through with complaining about what's
Done unto us

So I knock on the door
And I am on the train
Going god knows where to
To get me over
To get me over

Give me heaven or hell
Calais or Dover

I was hoping the train
Was my big number
Stopping in Santa Fe and the Atchison-Topeka
Though I'm chugging along, put away by the crossing hand
We'll be heading for Portland, or Limburgh or Lower Manhattan
Find myself running around

I don't know what it is so get me over
I don't know what it is so get me over
I don't know what it is so get me over
To get me over
You gotta do it.
You gotta be there.


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Vicious World Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want One

Thought that maybe we'd fall in love over the phone
Thought that maybe I'd really love being alone
Everybody but Heaven knows how I was wrong

Oh Lord, what have I done to myself?
What have I done to myself?

In this vicious world
Such a vicious world
There isn't anything you can do
In this vicious world

Soaking on the ice, makin' eyes all by myself
Didn't realize you were so top of the shelf
Just you want and see when you turn, turn 23

Oh Lord, what have I done to myself?
What have I done to myself?

In this vicious world
Such a vicious world
There isn't anything you can do
In this vicious world
Such a vicious world
There isn't anything you can do
In this vicious world
There isn't anything you can do
In this vicious world


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Movies Of Myself Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want One

Stop me falling down, stop me making movies of myself
Put that old dog down, stop me making movies of myself
Bring the carriage 'round, get me to the garden of sleep
Make that high gate speak, Perrier out of a paper bag
Looking like a hag
And start giving me something
A love that is longer than a day
Start making my heart sing something that it doesn't want to say
I'm handing it over, I'm saying that you're the only one
Don't run for the border, turn that corner
Already you've run in movies of myself
Darling don't you ever let go
Wrap your loving arms around me
While the cold winds blow
Tell me what I really want to know
Cause I'm looking for a reason, a person, a painting
A Saturday Evening Post Edition by Jesus
An old piece of bacon never eaten by Elvis
So I'll say start giving me something
A love that is longer then a day
Start making my heart say something it doesn't want to say
I'm handing it over, I'm singing that you're the only one
Don't run for the border, turn that corner
In movies on myself
Oh I've seen it all before in movies of myself


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Pretty Things Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want One

Pretty things, so what if I like pretty things
Pretty lies, so what if I like pretty lies
From where you are, to where I am now
I need these pretty things, around the planets of our phase
Everything's a sign of my astrology
From where you are, to where I am now
Is its own galaxy
Be a star and fall down somewhere next to me
And make it past your color TV
This time will pass and with it will me
And all these pretty things
Don't say you don't notice them


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Go Or Go Ahead Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want One

Thank you for this bitter knowledge
Guardian angels who left me stranded
It was worth it, feeling abandoned
Makes one hardened but what has happened to love
You got me writing lyrics on postcards
Then in the evening looking at the stars
But the brightest of the planets is Mars
Then what has happened to love
So I will opt for the big white limo
Vanity fairgrounds and rebel angels
You can't be trusted with feathers so hollow
Your heaven's inventions, steel eyed vampires of love
You see over me, I'll never know
What you have shown to other eyes
Go or go ahead and surprise me
Say you've lead the way to a mirage
Go or go ahead and just try me
Nowhere's now here smelling of junipers
Fell of the hay bales, I'm over the rainbows
But of Medusa kiss me and crucify
This unholy notion of the mythic power of love
Look in her eyes, look in her eyes
Forget about the ones that are crying
Look in her eyes, look in her eyes
Forget about the ones that are crying
Go or go ahead


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Vibrate Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want One

My phone's on vibrate for you
Electroclash is karioke too
I try to dance Britney Spears
I guess I'm getting on in years

My phone's on vibrate for you
God knows what all these new drugs do
I guess to have no more fears
But still I always end up in tears

My phone's on vibrate for you
But still I never ever feel from you
Pinocchio's now a boy
Who wants to turn back into a toy

So call me
Call me in the morning
Call me in the night
So call me
Call me anytime you like

My phone's on vibrate for you
For you


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14th Street Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want One

You've got my lost brother's soul
My dear mother's eyes
A brown horse's mane
And my uncle's name
You walked me down 14th Street
For the doctor to meet after thoughts of the grave
In the home of the brave and of the weak

But why'd you have to break all my heart
Couldn't you have saved a little bit of it?
Why'd you have to break all my heart?
Couldn't you have saved a minor part?

I could have clipped and saved and planted in the garden
Damn you guess I'll have to get a new one

I'd love to sit and watch you drink
With the reins to the world, gripping a smoke
Vaguely missing link
Don't ever change you hungry little bashful hound
I got the sheep, poor little Bo Peep
Has lost and filed for grounds.

But why'd you have to break all my heart
I could have ripped apart and thrown into the river
Wonder if there's hearts that will deliver

Don't ever change, don't ever worry
Because I'm coming back home tomorrow
To 14th Street where I won't hurry
And where I'll learn how to save, not just borrow
And they'll be rainbows and we will finally know


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Natasha Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want One

You walk alone in the valley of life
In the shadow of love under the trees of happiness

You walk alone like a baby unborn
Like a father unknown
Like a pocket penniless

I'm happy that you really care
But do you really know
How scary
This is for you and is for me?
Oh do you you really know?
Do you really know? oh..

Natasha
All I can do
Is write a song for you
Natasha
Oh Natasha

For you I sit alone on the cozy ground floor
On a bench by the garden
Waiting also
Waiting for love and thinking of all of the
Catty remarks I also swallow

And as I've often asked before
Does anybody know
How scary
This is for you and is for me?
Does anybody know?
Anybody know? oh...

Natasha
All I can do
Is write a song for you
Natasha
Oh Natasha
All I can do
Is write a song for you
Natasha


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Harvester Of Hearts Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want One

If a person should ever like a person
Then a person should like you
Being that I'm only just a person
What would you do?
If a person should ever like a person
Then a person should like me
Being that you're only just a person
It must be
Still I find it hard to get an answer
From the harvester of hearts
Always find it hard to get an answer
From the harvester of hearts
If a person should ever like a person
How funny that would be
If a person should ever like me
Not that I have that much to offer
God knows I have so much to gain
From the harvester of hearts
From the harvester of pain
If a person should ever like a person
Then a person should be free
Free to like whomever that they want to
Even though it ain't me
Not that I have much to offer
God knows I have so much to gain
From the harvester of hearts
From the harvester of pain


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Beautiful Child Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want One

When I am older than these small goddamned hills
And there's no reason for my mind to be still

Oh, how I'll feel like a beautiful child again
Such a beautiful child again
Such a beautiful child
Such a beautiful child again

When I have finally found my room filled with toys
Be banging on my crib excited by noise

Oh, how I'll feel
Oh, how I'll feel
Oh, how I'll feel like a beautiful child
Such a beautiful child again
Such a beautiful child
Such a beautiful child again

And when there's nothing to gain
Or bring me pain
Or pin the blame
On you or myself

And when they finally fall
These wailing walls
And burning crosses
God's twilight and all

Oh how I'll feel
Oh how I'll feel
Oh how I'll feel like a beautiful child
Such a beautiful child again
A beautiful child
Such a beautiful child again
Such a beautiful child
Such a beautiful child again
When I am older than these small goddamned hills


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Want Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want One

I don't want to make it rain
I just want to make it simple
I don't want to see the light
I just want to see the flashlight
I don't want to know the answers
To any of your questions
I don't want, no I really don't want
To be John Lennon or Leonard Cohen
I just want to be my Dad
With a slight sprinkling of my mother
And work at the family store
And take orders from the counter
I don't want to know the answers
To any of your questions
I don't want, no I really don't want
To be John Lithgow or Jane Curtain
But I'll settle for love
Yeah, I'll settle for love

Before I reached the gate
I realized I had packed my passport
Before security realized
I had one more bag left
I just want to know
If something's coming for to get me
Tell me, will you make me sad or happy
And will you settle for love
Will you settle for love


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11:11 Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want One

Woke up this morning at 11:11
Woke up this morning and it wasnt in heaven
Those are the reason 'bout
Where I was sleeping but I was alive
I was alive
Woke up this morning at 11:11
John was half-naked and Lulu was crying
Over a baby
That'll never go crazy
But I was alive
And till the end of this world,
We'll all load in a dump truck of human
11:11

What else can I do,
What else can I do
Woke up this morning and
Something was burning
Realized that everything really
Does happen in Manhattan
Thoughts were of characters
And afternoons lying with you
And you were alive
Ohh, the hours we are seperate
11:11 is the precious time we wasted
So pack up your bleeding heart
And put away your posies
I don't want to have a drink
Or play ring around the rosie with you
Oh no, no

Ohh, the hours we are seperate
11:11 is the precious time we wasted
So let the blind fight the blind and see,
As the fall take over summer
Bringing the lattice roses
And as winter brings the spring rain
And to the end of this world,
We'll all load in a dump truck of human
11:11


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Dinner At Eight Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want One

No matter how strong
I'm gonna take you down
With one little stone
I'm gonna break you down
And see what you're worth
What you're really worth to me

Dinner at eight was okay
Before the toast full of gleams
It was great until those old magazines
Got us started up again
Actually it was probably me again

Why is it so
That I've always been the one who must go
That I've always been the one told to flee
When it fact you were the one long ago
Actually in the drifting white snow
You left me

So put up your fists and I'll put up mine
No running away from the scene of the crime
God's chosen a place
Somewhere near the end of the world
Somewhere near the end of our lives

But 'til then no, Daddy, don't be surprised
If I wanna see the tears in your eyes
Then I know it had to be long ago
Actually in the drifting white snow
You loved me

No matter how strong
I'm gonna take you down
With one little stone
I'm gonna break you down
And see what you're worth
What you're really worth to me


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Agnus Dei Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want Two

Agnus dei
Agnus dei
Qui tollis peccata mundi
Agnus dei
Agnus dei
Qui tollis peccata mundi
Dona nobis pacem
Dona nobis pacem
pacem
Dona nobis pacem

[Translation:]
Lamb of God
You who take away the sins of the world
Lamb of God
You who take away the sins of the world

Give Us Peace
Give Us Peace
Peace
Give Us Peace.


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The One You Love Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want Two

The mind has so many pictures
Why can't I sleep with my eyes open
The mind has so many memories
Can you remember what it looks like when I cry

I'm Trying, trying to tell you
All that I can in a sweet and velvet tongue
But no words ever could sell you
Sell you on me after all that I have done

I'm only the one you love
Am I only the one you love?
The Lady Gloom and her hornets circling round
Is now before us, the screaming's done without moving
One little move and for sure you will be stung

I'm singing "Oh, Jerusalem oh, Jerusalem
See what he's picked up in the park"
Let's f**k this awful art party
Want you to make love to me and only to me in the dark

I'm only the one you love
Am I only the one you love?

We've traded in our snap shots
We're going through the motions
Into the view, I'm leaving you
Down Conduit Avenue into the early morning
Into the early morning
The one I love
Are you only the one I love?


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Peach Trees Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want Two

Is true love a trip to Chinatown
Or being held in one's opium gaze
Under the peach trees
There I'll sit and wait

Is true love a long walk through Bryant park
Or being held in the month of May
under the peach trees
There I will be, will be until you come and get me

Cause I'm so tired of waiting in restaurants
reading the critics and comics alone
With a waiter with a face made for currency
Like a coin in ancient Rome

And I really do wish you were here next to me
cause I'm going to see James Dean
There I will be
Under the peach trees with him


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Little Sister Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want Two

Little sister come and sit beside me, beside me
And we'll play a tune on this old piano, forte
Just for a while, just for a while, just for a while
'Til your hair becomes a powdered wig
And I become a total bastard
Feet that hardly reach the pedal
Sewn to a tremendous shadow

Ave, ave, history is on my side
So complain have no shame
And remember that your brother is a boy

Though it seems the stakes contain some integrity

We all feel it still is based on good old intrigue
Just for a while, just for a while, just for a while
You may have to use your hips as fodder
Still putting your best foot forward
Madame didn't stack the cupboard ended up like Mother Hubbard
Ave, but hey, history is still a game
So complain have no shame and remember that round one has just been played

And you are poised for centuries to claim
Follow examples from no longer a choice
The world be just a ball to pass or gaze upon

And one more thing
Before we go on again
Let's end this maze
Keep out the threat of a kid
Oh my little, little sister


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The Art Teacher Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want Two

There I was in uniform
Looking at the art teacher
I was just a girl then;
Never have I loved since then

He was not that much older than I was
He had taken our class to the Metropolitan Museum
He asked us what our favorite work of art was,
But never could I tell it was him
Oh, I wish I could tell him --
Oh, I wish I could have told him

I looked at the Rubens and Rembrandts
I liked the John Singer Sargents
He told me he liked Turner
Never have I turned since then
No, never have I turned to any other man

All this having been said,
I married an executive company head
All this having been done, a Turner - I own one
Here I am in this uniformish, pant-suit sort of thing,
Thinking of the art teacher
I was just a girl then;
Never have I loved since then
No, never have I loved any other man


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Hometown Waltz Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want Two

The drummers and jugglers in Montreal
Don't even exist at all
So I'm tearing up these tarot cards and Venetians clowns
Antique shops and alcoholic homosexuals

You may ask why I want to torch my home town
Partly it's bitterness and hopping 'round and 'round again
On Ontario Street looking up
Maybe I'll catch him on his way to the show

You travel the world and find all the answers
Everything operates on the unattainables
And then you hear your mother laugh attached to the phone
Could have walked around the block 'cause all roads lead to home

Say, will you ever ever ever know,
Ever ever ever fly away?
Will you ever ever ever go,
Ever ever ever find a way?


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This Love Affair Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want Two

I don't know what I'm doing
I don't know what I'm saying
I don't know why I'm watching all these white people dancing

I don't know where I'm going
But I do know that I'm walking
Where?
I don't know
Just away from this love affair

I can't say that I'm cruisin'
Not that I don't like cruisin'
Just that I'm bruisin from you

I can't say that I'm waltzin'
Not that I don't like waltzing
Would rather be waltzin' with you

So I guess that I'm going
I guess that I am walking
Where?
I don't know
Just away from this love affair


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Gay Messiah Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want Two

He will then be reborn
From 1970's porn
Wearing tubesocks with style
And such an innocent smile

Better pray for your sins
Better pray for your sins
'Cuz the gay messiah's coming

He will fall from the stars
Studio 54
And appear on the sand
Of Fire Island's shore

Better pray for your sins
Better pray for your sins
'Cuz the gay messiah's coming

No it will not be me
Rufus the baptist I be
No I won't be the one
Baptized in cum

What will happen instead
Someone will demand my head
And then I will kneel down
And give it to them looking down

Better pray for your sins
Better pray for your sins
'Cuz the gay messiah's coming


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Memphis Skyline Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want Two

Never thought of Hades
Under the Mississippi
But still I've come to sing for him
So southern furies
Prepare to walk for my harp
I have strung, and I will leave with him
Relax the cogs of rhyme
Over the Memphis sky
Turn back the wheels of time
Under the Memphis skyline
always hated him for the way he looked
In the gaslight of the morning
Then came hallelujah sounding like Ophelia
for me in my room living
So kiss me, my darling stay with me till morning
Turn back and you will stay
Under the Memphis Skyline


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Waiting For A Dream Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want Two

Waiting for the present, for the present to pass
Waiting for a dream to last
You are not my lover, and you never will be
'Cause you've never done anything to hurt me

There's a fire in the priory
And it's ruining this cocktail party
Yesterday I heard they cloned a baby
Now can I finally sleep with me?

Diving through the rising, through the rising waves of night
Keeping a reflection of you in hindsight
But in turning back the brackish waters will not reflect you
After you have turned the color black of death or something like that

There's a fire in the priory
And it's ruining this cocktail party
Yesterday I heard the plague is coming
Once again, to find me

There's a fire in the priory
And an ogre in the oval office
Once again we all will be so broken
Now can I finally sleep again?


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Crumb By Crumb Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want Two

Maybe in you I'll believe
Maybe I'll believe in you
The future of my understanding of love
Many a time I've before
Before I've many a time
Knocked a stranger's door
Discretion hardly I'm known for
Probably has nothing to, nothing at all in the world to do with you
Just your lower lip on the floor

But baby I gotta get through
Crumb by crumb in this big black forest
Maybe in you I'll believe
Maybe I'll believe in you

Suddenly I'm not myself
Behind the facade is a lonely fountain, here
Suddenly you are the one
Who opens the gates to this unruly garden
Come and let this man adore you

'Cause baby I got to get through
Crumb by crumb in this big black forest
Maybe in you I'll believe
Maybe I'll believe in you

Suddenly you're not yourself
Behind the facade is a lonely angel, still
Suddenly I am the one who opens the gates to this now gloomy garden
Come and let this man go crumb by crumb in this big black forest
You I'll believe, crumb by crumb in this big black forest
You I'll believe, crumb by crumb in this big black forest...




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Old Whore's Diet Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Want Two

An old whore's diet
Gets me going in the morning
Ain't nothing like it
Gets me going in the morning

To say I love you
Gets me going where I want to
Oh, gets me going
Oh, gets me going in the morning

[Repeats]

Hell, either here or Hell will do
Either here or Hell will employ you
Suicidal assistance
An old whore's diet


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Do I Disappoint You Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Release The Stars

Do I disappoint you, in just being human?
And not one of the elements, that you can light your cigar on
Why does it always have to be fire?
Why does it always have to be brimstone?
Desire
Cool this body down

Do I disappoint you, in just being lonely?
And not one of the elements that you can call your one and only
Why does it always have to be water?
Why does it always have to be holy wine?
Destruction
Of all mankind

And do I disappoint you?
Do I disappoint you in just being like you?

Tired of being the reason the road has a shoulder
And it could be argued, why they all return to the order
Why does it always have to be chaos?
Why does it always have to be wanderlust?
Sensational
I'm gonna smash your bloody skull.
'Cause, baby, no, you can't see inside
No, baby, no, you can't see my soul
Do I disappoint you?
Do I disappoint you?


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Going To A Town Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Release The Stars

I'm going to a town that has already been burnt down
I'm going to a place that has already been disgraced
I'm gonna see some folks who have already been let down
I'm so tired of America

I'm gonna make it up for all of The Sunday Times
I'm gonna make it up for all of the nursery rhymes
They never really seem to want to tell the truth
I'm so tired of you, America

Making my own way home, ain't gonna be alone
I've got a life to lead, America
I've got a life to lead

Tell me, do you really think you go to hell for having loved?
Tell me, enough of thinking everything that you've done is good
I really need to know, after soaking the body of Jesus Christ in blood
I'm so tired of America

I really need to know
I may just never see you again, or might as well
You took advantage of a world that loved you well
I'm going to a town that has already been burnt down
I'm so tired of you, America

Making my own way home, ain't gonna be alone
I've got a life to lead, America
I've got a life to lead
I got a soul to feed
I got a dream to heed
And that's all I need

Making my own way home, ain't gonna be alone
I'm going to a town
That has already been burnt down


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Tiergarten Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Release The Stars

Won't you walk me through the Tiergarten?
Won't you walk me through it all, darling?
Doesn't matter if it is raining
Won't you walk me through it all?

Even if the sun, it is blazing
Even if the snow, it is raging
All the elements, we must conquer
To get to the other side of town

I have suffered shipwreck against your dark brown eyes
I have run aground against your broken down smiles
Believe me when I tell you I have no place to go
But to go where the wild flowers grow and the stone gardens bloom.

Won't you walk me through the Tiergarten?
Won't you walk me through it all, darling?
Doesn't matter if it is raining,
We'll get to the other side of town.


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Nobody's Off The Hook Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Release The Stars

Haven't fallen down in a while
Sitting here walking the line
Well that's ok, I ain't no book
'Cause nobody's off the hook

See you looking so sad
Trying to live your life in style
Well that's ok, you ain't no crook
'Cause nobody's off the hook

I remember you when, looking like a teenager
How you have become a man with all the power
Running the moon aground
Who would ever have thought, hanging with a homo and hairdresser
You would become the one desired in every woman's heart
But you never will lose, your heart with those little boys

Haven't fallen down in a while, sitting here walking the line
Well that's ok, 'cause I have looked
And nobody's off the hook

'Cause life will take that little heart, and bring you to your knees
Threatening to break it for the final time
And you'll believe it, yes, you will believe it
But look, nobody's off the hook


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Rules And Regulations Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Release The Stars

I will never be as cute as you, according to the board of human relations
I will never fly as high as you, according to the board of public citations

These are just the rules and regulations
Of the birds, and the bees
The earth, and the trees,
Not to mention the gods, not to mention the gods

All my little life I've wanted to roam
Even if it was just inside my own home
Then one little day I chanced to look back
Saw you sittin' there, being a sad culprit

These are just the rules and regulations
Of the birds, and the bees
The earth, and the trees,
Not to mention the gods, not to mention the gods

These are just the rules and regulations
Yeah, these are just the rules and regulations
And I like every one, yes I like every one
Must follow them


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Between My Legs Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Release The Stars

You can go out, dancing
And I'll write about you, dancing without you
And I'll shed a tear between my legs

When you were here, I missed you
Now that you're away, I'm out there without you
And I shed a tear between my legs

Though we live in the same city,
You live in another state far away from me and all of my unfaded charms
But when the rocket ships all fall, and the bridges, they all buckle
And everybody's packing up their station wagons
There's a number you can call, like a breast that you can suckle
And we quietly will exit as it all is happening

Again, I'm afraid of one thing,
Will I walk away from love knowing nothing, wearing my heart between my legs?
But when I know you're naked, lying on the bed while I'm at the piano
All I can say is I can't fake it

When the rocket ships all fall, and the bridges, they all buckle
And everybody's packing up their station wagons
There's a number you can call, like a breast that you can suckle
And we quietly will exit as it all is happening again
'Cause there's a river running underground, underneath the town towards the sea,
That only I know all about
On which from this city we can flee
On which from this city we can flee


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I'm Not Ready To Love Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Release The Stars

I'm not ready to love, I'm not ready for peace
I'm givin' up the dove to the beast
I'm not ready to surrender to another glove murderer

I'm not ready to love, I'm not ready to to fly
I'm givin' up ?? in the sky
So you can take my sin in up above on high, say goodbye

I'm not ready to love, I'm not ready to love
I'm not ready to love until I'm ready to love you the way you should be loved
Until I'm ready to hold you the way you should be held
You should be held, but I'm not ready to


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Slideshow Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Release The Stars

Do I love you because you treat me so indifferently?
Or is it the medication?
Or is it me?

Do I love you because you don't want me to rub your back?
Or is it the medication?
Or is it you?
Or is it true?

And I better be prominently featured in your next slideshow
Because I paid a lot of money to get you over here, you know?
And if I am not prominently featured in your next slideshow
I don't know what I'm gonna do

Do I love you, or is this feeling just a little pain?
A treasure chest is broken easily open
And usually I am such a happy prince
Behind the iron curtain, the city walls a solid prison

And I better be prominently featured in your next slideshow
'Cause I paid a lot of money to get you over here, you know?
And if I am not prominently featured in your next slideshow
I don't know what I'm gonna do!

Do I love you?
Do I love you?
Yes I do

Do I love you?
Yes I do


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Tulsa Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Release The Stars

You taste of potato chips in the morning
Your face has the Marlon Brando club calling
And who would have thought that I'd owe it all to Tulsa?
And that fat guy with the green shirt that we both signed together
Once he hears the song, won't live it down forever

Your suit was the whitest thing since you-know-who
I fear that that savior I mentioned may be you
And who would have thought that I'd owe it all to Tulsa?
And that poor girl who waited in the rain for hours to meet me (not you, baby!)
Once she hears that song, won't live it down completely

And I owe it all to Tulsa, Oklahoma
This is just a reminder of the antique shop that I want to go back to and visit when it's open
In Tulsa, Oklahoma
Just in case you don't appreciate this song about you!


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Leaving For Paris No. 2 Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Release The Stars

I'm leaving for Paris, no I don't think that I'll see you
I'm leaving for Paris, no I don't think that I need to
So I'm leaving for Paris, won't you try to take care of yourself?
Just you try to take care of yourself, 'cause I'm leaving
Yes, I'm leaving for Paris

I pray you won't follow through the crooked streets behind me
I pray you won't follow, like so many who I've roamed there
So I'm leaving for Paris, don't you try to find out where I am
Just you try to take care of yourself
'Cause I'm leaving, yes I'm leaving
'Cause I'm leaving, yes I'm leaving for Paris
Goodbye


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Sanssouci Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Release The Stars

Who will be at Sanssouci tonight?
The boys that made me lose the blues tonight, and then my eyesight
All together, playing games of cards
Gambling the tiny shards of brass, once my heart

Who will be at Sanssouci tonight?
I'm lookin' through the window from the garden
Waitin' for the call to my hotel room
I'm tired of writing elegies to boredom
I just want to be at Sanssouci tonight

Who will be at Sanssouci tonight?
Surely not the one that loves me truly, only
He's probably down at the stables, there
Gently polishing my cabriolet, only
I don't care, I really want to go

So I'm opening the door wide to the ballroom
Callin' up some dude from my hotel room
I'm tired of writing elegies in general
I just want to be at Sanssouci tonight
Tonight, tonight...

The candles seem to all have been blown out
Cupid's wings have cobweb rings and no one's about
Could it be I came to the wrong place?
But I swear I saw them climb the stairs, that sweet mystery
Who will be at Sanssouci tonight?

It's only when you're outside that you notice
Only from the window you can see them
Once the door is open, all will vanish
Ain't nobody at Sanssouci tonight
Tonight, tonight


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Release The Stars Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Release The Stars

Why do you keep all your stars in from your studio on Melrose Avenue?
You've lost all your assets ?? in life-long contracts to you
Didn't you know that old Hollywood is over?

Oh, can't you see all the good that celebrity can do for those in the dark?
Yes of course, I am speaking in metaphors for something more in your heart
Didn't you know that old Hollywood is over?

So why not just release the gates and let them all come out?
Remember that without them there would be no Paramount
No paramount need to hold on to what isn't yours
Release the stars

The more that you fight, then the more they will scrutinize and realize just your size
And believe me, you are no match for the public that has seen no ??
Didn't you know that old Hollywood is over?

Old Hollywood is over
So why not just release the gates and let them all come out?
Remember that without them there would be no Paramount
No paramount need to hold on to what isn't yours
Release the stars

Release the stars, release your love, release the stars
Release your love, 'cause Hollywood is over
Why do you keep all your stars in from your studio on Melrose Avenue?


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Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

When you're smiling, when you're smiling
The whole world smiles with you
When you're laughing, when you're laughing
The sun comes shining through

But when you're crying, you bring on the rain
So stop that sighing, be happy again
When you're smiling, keep on smiling
The whole world smiles with you

If you suddenly find out you've been deceived, don't get peeved
If your husband bluntly tells you you're too stout, don't you pout
And for Heaven's sakes, retain a calm demeanor
If a cop walks up and hands you a subpoena
If the groom should take a powder while you're marching down the aisle
Don't weep and moan because he's blown, just face the world and smile

'Cause when you're crying, don't you know, that your make-up starts to run?
And your eyes get red and scrappy
Forget your troubles, have yourself a little fun
Have a ball, forget it all
Forget your troubles, come on get happy!
When you're smiling
'Cause when you're smiling, the whole world smiles with you!


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Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

What a day this has been, what a fair mood I'm in
Why it's almost like being in love

There's a smile on my face for the whole human race
Why it's almost like being in love

All the music of life seems to be
Like a bell that is ringing for me

And from the way that I feel when that bell starts to peel
I could tell I was falling, I would swear I was falling
It's almost like being in love, almost like being in love
It's almost, it's almost...

But, this can't be love, because I feel so well
No sobs, no sorrows, no sighs
This can't be love, I get no dizzy spells
My head is not in the sky

My heart does not stand still, hear it beat?
This is too sweet to be love

This can't be love because I feel so well
And yet I love to love, glad I'm alive
Love to live, think I'll survive

There's a smile on my face for the whole human race
All the music of life seems to be like a bell that is ringing for me

And by the way that I feel when that bell starts to peel
I could tell I was falling, I would swear I was falling
It's almost like being in love
Almost like being in love


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Do It Again Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

You really shouldn't have done it, you hadn't any right
I really shouldn't have let you kiss me
And although it was wrong, I never was strong
Though as long as you've begun it, and you know you shouldn't have done it:

Oh, do it again
I may cry, "no, no, no, no, no"
But do it again
My lips just ache to have you take the kiss that's waiting for you
You know if you do, you won't regret it
Come and get it

Oh, no one is near
I may cry, "oh, oh, oh, oh, oh"
But no one can hear
Mama may scold me 'cause she told me it was naughty
But then, please, do it again
Just do it again, and again and again and again and again

Turn out the light, and hold me close in your arms all through the night
I know tomorrow morning you will say goodbye and amen
But until then, please do it again


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You Go To My Head Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

You go to my head, and you linger like a haunting refrain
And I find you spinning 'round in my brain
Like the bubbles in a glass of champagne

You go to my head, like a sip of sparkling burgundy brew
And I find the very mention of you
Like the kicker in a julep or two

The thrill of the thought that you might give a thought to my plea,
Casts a spell over me
And I say to myself, "get ahold of yourself!"
Can't you see that this never will be?

You go to my head, (and I forgot the god-darn words)
[incomprehensible lyrics, scat singing]
You intoxicate my soul with your eyes

Though I'm certain that this heart of mine
Hasn't a ghost of a chance in this crazy romance
You go to my head, you go to my head

The thrill of the thought that you might give a thought to my plea,
Casts a spell over me
And I say to myself, "get ahold of yourself!"
Can't you see that it never can be?

You go to my head, with a smile that makes my temperature rise
Like a summer with a thousand Julys
You intoxicate my soul with your eyes

Though I'm certain that this heart of mine
Hasn't a ghost of a chance in this crazy romance
You go to my head, you go to my head
You go to my head


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Alone Together Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

Alone together, above the crowd
Beyond the world, we're not too proud to cling together
We're strong as long as we're together

Alone together, the blinding rain
The starless night was not in vain
For we're together
And what is there to fear together?

Our love is as deep as the sea
Our love is as great as a love can be
For we can weather the great unknown
If we're alone together
Together, together
If we're alone together


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Who Cares? Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

Who cares if the sun cares to fall in the sea?
Who cares what banks failed in Yonkers?
As long as you've got a kiss that conquers

Why should I care?
Life is one long jubilee
As long as I care for you, and you care for me

Who cares if the sun cares to fall in the sea?
Who cares about a bank that failed in Yonkers?
As long as you have got a kiss that conquers

Why should I care?
Life is one long jubilee
As long as I care for you, and you care
You care, baby, for me


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Puttin' On The Ritz Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

If you're blue, and you don't know where to go to
Why don't you go where fashion sits?
Puttin' on the ritz

Different gowns upon a bevy of high brows from down the levy, all misfits
Puttin' on the ritz

That's where each and every lulu-belle goes
Every Sunday evening with her swell girls
Rubbin' elbows

Come let's mix, where Rockefellers walk with sticks
And umbrellas in their mitts
Puttin' on the ritz

If you're blue, and you don't know where to go to
Why don't you go where fashion sits?

Different gowns upon a bevy of high brows from down the levy, all misfits
Puttin' on the ritz

That's where each and every lulu-belle goes
Every Sunday evening with her swell girls
Rubbin' elbows

Come let's mix, where Rockefellers walk with sticks
And umbrellas in their mitts
Puttin' on the ritz, puttin' on the ritz
Puttin' on the ritz, puttin' on the ritz!


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How Long Has This Been Going On? Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

I could cry salty tears
Where have I been all these years?
Listen you, tell me do
How long has this been going on?

There were chills up my spine
And some thrills I can't define
Little wow, tell me now
How long has this been going on?

Dear, when in your arms I creep
That divine rendezvous
Don't wake me if I'm asleep
Let me dream that it's true

Kiss me once, then once more
What a dunce I was before
What a break, for Heaven's sake
How long has this been going on?

Oh, how I wish that I could melt
Into Heaven I'm hurled
Now I know how Columbus felt
Finding another world

Kiss me once, then once more
What a dunce I was before
What a break, for Heaven's sake
How long has this been going on?

How long has this been going on?


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Just You, Just Me Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

Just you, just me
Let's find a cozy spot to cuddle and coo
Just us, just we
I've missed an awful lot, my trouble is you

Oh gee!
What are your charms for?
What are my arms for?
You use your imagination

Just you, just me
I'll tie a lover's knot 'round wonderful you

Just you and just me
Just us and just we

Oh gee!
What are your charms for?
What are my arms for?
You use your imagination

Just you, just me
I'll tie a lover's knot
I'll tie a lover's knot 'round wonderful you


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The Man That Got Away Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

The night is bitter, the stars have lost their glitter
The winds grow colder, suddenly you're older
And all because of the man that got away

No more his eager call, the writings on the wall
The dreams you've dreamed have all gone astray

The man that won you has run off and undone you
That great beginning has seen a final inning
Don't know what happened, it's all a crazy game

No more that all-time thrill, for you've been through the mill
And never a new love will be the same

Good riddance, goodbye
Every trick of his you're on to
But fools will be fools, and where's he gone to?

The road gets rougher, it's lonelier and tougher
With hope you'll burn up, tomorrow he might turn up
There's just no letup, the livelong night and day

Ever since this world began, there is nothing sadder than
A one-man woman, looking for the man that got away
The man that got away


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San Francisco Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

I never will forget Jeanette MacDonald:
Just to think of her, it gives my heart a pang
I never will forget how that brave Jeanette
Just stood there in the ruins and sang, and sang:

San Francisco, open your golden gate
You'll let nobody wait outside your door
San Francisco, here comes your wandering one
Saying, "I'll wander no more"

Other places only make me love you best
Say that you're the one in all the Golden West
San Francisco, here comes your wandering one
Never to roam again, never to roam again

San Francisco
Right when I arrive, I really come alive
And you will laugh to see me perpendicular, hanging on a cable car

San Francisco
Let me beat my feet up and down Market Street
I'm gonna climb Nob Hill, just to watch it get dark from the top of the mark

There's Brooklyn Bridge, London Bridge and the Bridge of San Luis Rey
But the only bridge that's a real 'gone bridge, is the bridge across the bay

San Francisco, I'm coming home again
Never to roam again, by god
San Francisco, I don't mean Frisco
San Francisco, here I come!


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That's Entertainment! Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

A clown with his pants falling down
Or the dance that's a dream of romance
Or the scene where the villain is mean
That's entertainment

The lights on the lady in tights
Or the bride with the guy on the side
Or the ball where she gives it her all
That's entertainment

The plot could be hot, simply teeming with sex
A gay divorcee who is after her ex
It could be Oedipus Rex
Where a chap kills his father and causes lots of bother

The clerk who is thrown out of work
By the boss who is thrown for a loss
By the skirt who is doing him dirt
The world is a stage, the stage is a world of entertainment

It might be a scene like you see on the screen
A swain being slain for the love of a queen
Some great Shakespearean scene
Where a ghost and a prince meet, and everything ends in mincemeat

The guy could be waving the flag
That began with the mystical hand
Hip hooray, the American way
The world is a stage, the stage is a world of entertainment


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Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

Now that it's your birthday, I don't know what to do
Can't get you a Thunderbird or a penthouse with a view
Can't even buy a little present
I'm much too broke, I find
But there is one way I can save the day
And I sure hope you don't mind, that...

I can't give you anything but love, baby
That's the only thing I've plenty of, baby
Dream a while, scheme a while
You're sure to find happiness
And I guess all the things you've always pined for

Gee, I like to see you looking swell, baby
Diamond bracelets Woolworth doesn't sell, baby
'Til that lucky day, you know darn well, baby
I can't give you anything but love

Gee, I like to see you looking swell, baby
Diamond bracelets Woolworth doesn't sell, baby
'Til that lucky day, you know darn well, baby
I can't give you anything, I can't give you anything
I can't give you anything but love


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Come Rain Or Come Shine Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

I'm gonna love you, like nobody's loved you
Come rain or come shine
High as a mountain, deep as a river
Come rain or come shine

I guess when you met me, it was just one of those things
But don't ever bet me, 'cause I'm gonna be true if you let me

You're gonna love me, like nobody's loved me
Come rain or come shine
Happy together, unhappy together
Won't that be fine?

Days may be cloudy or sunny, we're in or we're out of the money
I'm with you always, I'm with you rain or shine

Gonna love you, I'm gonna love you
I'm gonna love you, come rain or come shine
High as a mountain and deep as a river
Come rain or come shine
I'm gonna love you, I'm gonna love you
I'm gonna love you!

I guess when you met me, it was just one of those things
But don't ever bet me, 'cause I'm gonna be true
Gonna be true if you let me
Let me, let me
Let me, let me
Let me love you
Let me love you
Come rain or come shine

Happy together, unhappy together
Won't that be fine?
Days may be cloudy or sunny
We're in or we're out of the money

I'm with you baby, I'm with you baby
I'm with you always, come rain or shine!


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You're Nearer Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

You're nearer than my head is to the pillow
Nearer than the wind is to the willow
Dearer than the rain is to the earth below
Precious as the sun to the things that grow

You're nearer than the ivy to the wall is
Nearer than the winter to the fall is
Leave me, but when you're away, you'll know you're nearer
For I love you so


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A Foggy Day Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

I was a stranger in the city
Out of town were the people I knew
I had that feeling of self-pity
What to do? What to do? What to do?
The outlook was decidedly blue
But as I walked through the foggy streets alone
It turned out to be the luckiest day I've known

A foggy day in London Town
Had me low, had me down
I viewed the morning with alarm
The British Museum had lost its charm

How long, I wondered, could this thing last?
But the age of miracles hadn't passed
For suddenly I saw you there
And through foggy London Town
The sun was shining everywhere


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If Love Were All Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

I believe in doing what I can
Crying when I must, and laughing when I choose
Hey ho, if love were all
I would be lonely

I believe the more you love a man
The more you put your trust, the more you're bound to lose
Although, when shadows fall,
I think if only somebody splendid really needed me
Someone affectionate and dear
Cares would be ended if I knew that he wanted to have me near

But I believe that since my life began
The most I've had is just a talent to amuse
Hey ho, if love were all


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Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

Dear, when you smiled at me, I heard a melody
It haunted me from the start
Something inside of me started a symphony
Zing! went the strings of my heart

Was like a breath of spring, I heard a robin sing
About a nest set apart
All nature seemed to be in perfect harmony
Zing! went the strings of my heart

Your eyes made skies seem blue again
What else could I do again?
But keep repeating through and through
I love you, love you

I still recall the thrill, I guess I always will
I hope we'll never depart
Dear, with your lips to mine, a rhapsody divine
Zing! went the strings of my heart

Your eyes made the skies seem blue again
What else could I do again?
But keep repeating through and through
I love you, love you

I still recall the thrill, I guess I always will
I hope we'll never depart
Dear, with your lips to mine, a rhapsody divine
Zing! went the strings of my
Zing! went the strings of my
Zing! went the strings of my heart


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Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

You made me love you
I didn't want to do it, I didn't want to do it
You made me love you
And all the time you knew it, I guess you always knew it
You made me happy sometimes, you made me glad
But most of the time, dear, you made me feel so bad

You made me sigh, 'cause
I didn't want to tell you, I didn't want to tell you
I need some love it's true, yes I do, 'deed I do, you know I do
I can't tell you what I'm feeling
The very mention of your name sends my heart reeling
You know you made me love you

--

The bells are ringing for me and my gal
The birds are singing for me and my gal
"Sing it with me, please!"
Everybody's been knowing to a wedding they're going
And for weeks they've been sewing, every Susie and Sal

They're congregating for me and my gal
The parson's waiting for me and my gal
And when they build a little home to two
Or three or four or more
In Loveland, for me and my gal

--

Clang, clang, clang went the trolley
Ding, ding, ding went the bell
Zing, zing, zing went my heart strings
From the moment I saw him, I fell

Chug, chug, chug went the motor
Bump, bump, bump went the brake
Thump, thump, thump went my heart strings
When he smiled, you could feel the car shake

He tipped his hat, and took a seat
He said he hoped he hadn't stepped upon my feet
He asked my name, I held my breath
I couldn't speak because he scared me half to death

Buzz, buzz, buzz went the buzzer
Plop, plop, plop went the wheels
Stop, stop went my heart strings
As he started to leave, I took hold of his sleeve with my hand
And as if it was planned, he stayed on with me
And it was grand just to stand with his hand holding mine
To the end of the line


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Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

Rock-a-bye your baby to a Dixie melody
When you croon, croon a tune from the heart of Dixie
Just place that cradle, mammy mine
Right on that Mason-Dixon Line
And swing it from Virginia to Tennessee
With all the love that's in ya

"Weep No More, My Lady" - sing that song again, for me
Sing "Old Black Joe" just as though you had me on your knee
A million baby kisses, I'll deliver
If you will only sing that "Swanee River"
Rock-a-bye your rock-a-bye baby to a Dixie melody

"Weep No More, My Lady" - sing that song again, for me
Sing "Old Black Joe" just as though you had me on your knee
A million baby kisses, I'll deliver
If you will only sing that "Swanee River"
Rock-a-bye your rock-a-bye baby to a Dixie melody


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Over The Rainbow Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby
Somewhere over that rainbow, skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true

Someday I'll wish upon a star,
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops,
High above the chimney tops, that's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly
Birds fly over that rainbow
Why, oh why, can't I?
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why, can't I?


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Swanee Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

Swanee, how I love you, how I love you
My dear old Swanee
I'd give the world to be among the folks in
D-I-X-I-E-ven now my mammy's waiting for me
Praying for me, down by the Swanee
The folks up north will see me no more
When I get to that Swanee shore

Swanee, Swanee,
I'm coming back to Swanee
Mammy, mammy,
I love the old folks at home

I love you Swanee
How I love you, how I love you
My dear old Swanee
I'd give the world if I could only be
Sitting on my mammy's knee
I love the old folks, I love the young folks
[incomprehensible:] mammy, mammy
My dear old mammy
The folks up north will see me no more
When I get to that Swanee shore


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After You've Gone Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall
(feat. Lorna Luft)

After you've gone and left me cryin'
After you've gone, there's no denyin'
You'll feel blue, you'll feel sad
You'll miss the bestest pal ya ever had

There'll come a time when you'll regret it
There'll come a time, now don't forget it
Oh, baby, think what you're doin'
My love for you is gonna drive you to ruin
After you've gone, after you've gone away

[Lorna Luft:]
After you've gone and left me cryin'
After you've gone, there's no denyin'
You're gonna feel blue, and
You're gonna feel sad, you're gonna feel bad
And you'll miss, and you'll miss
And you'll miss the bestest pal ya ever had

Wainwright & Luft:
There'll come a time, now don't forget it
There'll come a time when you'll regret it
Oh, baby, think what you're doin'
I'm gonna haunt you so, I'm gonna taunt you so
It's gonna drive you to ruin
After you've gone, after you've gone away


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Chicago Lyrics

Artist : WAINWRIGHT, RUFUS
Album : Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

I got the surprise, the surprise of my life
I had to stop and stare
I saw a man dancing with his own wife
And you will never guess where

Chicago, Chicago
The toddlin' town, the toddlin' town
Chicago, Chicago
I'll see you around, I love it
Bet your bottom dollar you lose the blues in Chicago, Chicago
The town that Billy Sunday could not shut down

On State Street, that great street
I wish I could stay, I wish I could stay
They do things they don't do on Broadway, say
I had the time, the time of my life
I saw a man who danced with his wife
In Chicago, Chicago

Chicago, Chicago
Free and easy town, brassy, breezy town
Chicago, Chicago
Let me cool my heels right down at Marshall Field
Come and walk with me along the lake
To the great holler and hoot, all through the loop
Shout how now to Mrs. O'Leary's cow
No she-she, life is peachy

Chicago, we'll meet at the Pump Room, Ambassador East
To say the least, on shish kebab
And best of squad we will see, and yet please
Don't tell me sin is rampant and rife
Think of that man who danced with his wife

In Chicago, Chicago
I'm in this city, what a wonderful windy town


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My Way Lyrics

Artist : WALKER, BUTCH
Album : Left Of Self-Centered

So you grew up in a town where everybody's all the same.
Like a city full of zombies going by the same name.
Saying "Eat this", "Wear that," Think ya know just where it's at,
when everybody's just alike, Now tell me how you deal with that!
This much is true, So here's the finger let me say it.

There's the right way, then there's my way
there's a highway, if you don't like it you can take it.
So just talk away, I don't hear a word you say.
I'll be my way. If you don't like it you can take it.

You got the ultimate song, but you're fuckin' up the words
and you're falling from the bridge that goes straight into the verse.
They're sayin' "Do this", "Do that", tell ya how to wear your hat.
If everyone was just alike I don't think I could deal with that.
This much is true, So can ya hear me as I'm saying, .

There's the right way, then there's my way,
there's a highway, if you don't like it you can take it.
So just talk away, I don't hear a word you say.
I'll be my way. If you don't like it you can take it.

I don't want to be the one who does everything like I'm told to. [repeat 4]

There's the right way, then there's my way, there's a highway, [repeat 2]

if you don't like it you can take it.
So just talk away, I don't hear a word you say.
I'll be my way. If you don't like it you can take it.

There's the right way, then there's my way,
there's a highway, if you don't like it you can take it.
So just talk away, I don't hear a word you say.
I'll be my way. If you don't like it you can take it.

I don't want to be the one who does everything like I'm told to. [repeat 3]


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Suburbia Lyrics

Artist : WALKER, BUTCH
Album : Left Of Self-Centered

Oh! Well, remember the guy who was a football star?
He had it made with the ladies but he never got far.
Five years past, now he's gotten kind of fat,
working eight days a week at the Laundromat.
With his Momma and his Daddy breathing down his neck,
about everything he does so much it makes him sick.
So he sits home alone, with the game on TV,
as the crowd goes wild he says, "That coulda been me!"

Just another day in Suburbia, it's a beautiful day in Suburbia.
Best not let it get the best of you.
Is it everything you thought it would be?

Remember playing games at the rich kid's home?
His Dad owned a bank, while his mom was alone.
Everyday with the mailman, the trash man, lawn guy...
Kid didn't look a damn thing like his Dad (I knew why)
He grew up got a job making eighty grand a year
Had a wife and kid, all the guys call a queer
But his dad never knew, he was too blind to see
he said, "Guess it kinda ran in the family".

Just another day in Suburbia, it's a beautiful day in Suburbia
Best not let it get the best of you
Is it everything you thought it would be?

Remember the girl down the street with the kids
That used to come outside, but she never did?
(why?) 'Cause she was trying to hide the bruises where her old man beat her,
'cause he hit her in the face with an old space heater. (ow!)
and he came home drunk and tried to force sex on her
But he didn't see a 44 stuffed in the covers
So she waited 'til he came, he lie there naked
Before she blew his head off, she told him she'd been faking
all along, so long for everything you done wrong
Here's a bullet, go to hell, 'cause its where you belong!

Just another day in Suburbia, it's a beautiful day in Suburbia
Best not let it get the best of you
Is it everything you thought it would be?
Just another day in Suburbia, Yeah, this is how we're living in Suburbia
Best not let it get the best of you
Is it everything you want it to be?

No one understands it, no one comprehends it
Guess you had to be there, from the outside looking in.
So I put my Outkast record on,
turn up the volume 'cause I'm all alone and scream away.

Remember the cutest couple in the world
Ya know he was the punk and she was Daddy's little girl.
and graduation came and she wanted him to stay
he had bigger better dreams waiting out in L.A.
She cried and he cried as the plane flew away
She never, ever, wanted it to end this way.
Two years later she reads in the news,
he'd gone on to be a big star but nobody knew.
'cause he changed up his name but his heart stayed the same,
'cause every song he wrote, was about her, he claimed.
he never got to tell her 'cause he died that year,
from all of the coke, and the pills, and the beer,
and the whole world cried, but just for one day
'cause sooner or later, the pain goes away.

Just another day in Suburbia, it's a beautiful day in Suburbia
Best not let it get the best of you
Is it everything you thought it would be?
Just another day in Suburbia, Yeah, this is how we're living in Suburbia
Best not let it get the best of you
Is it everything you want it to be?

Just another day [repeat 6]


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Trouble Lyrics

Artist : WALKER, BUTCH
Album : Left Of Self-Centered

Partied at a house 'til four,
came out from a closet door, makeup all over my face.
We just do what people do, how was I to know that you
were gonna turn around and say,
"Somethin's not right", somethin' that night.

Since you gave in, I gave out.
I put in, you put out.
and you screamed and I shouted.
Now we're both in lots'a trouble.
You gave in, I gave out
I put in, you put out.
And now somethin' about it says
we're both in lots'a trouble.
Both in lots'a trouble, yeah yeah.

No one knows about the mess we got ourselves into, I guess,
responsibility slapped my face.
and how I'll never look at you, without being a part of you.
I know you're scared of what we gotta face.
But I'll hold you tight, and be your nightlight.

Cause you gave in, I gave out. [repeat 2]
I put in, you put out.
And you screamed and I shouted
now we're both in lots'a trouble.
You gave in, I gave out
I put in, you put out
And now something' about it says
we're both in lots'a trouble
Both in lots'a trouble,
Both in lots'a trouble,
yeah yeah.


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