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    You Can’t Take It With You
    You might have a happy family, nice house, fine car
    You might be successful in real estate
    You could even be a football star
    You might have a prime-time TV show seen in every home and bar
    But you can't take it with you
     
    You might own a great big factory, oil wells on sacred land
    You might be in line for promotion, with a foolproof retirement plan
    You might have your money in copper, textiles or imports from Japan
    But you can't take it with you
     
    You can't take it with you though you might pile it up high
    It's so much easier for a camel to pass through a needle's eye
     
    You might have a body of fine proportion and a hungry mind
    A handsome face and a flashing wit, lips that kiss and eyes that shine
    There might be a queue all around the block
    Long before your starting time
    But you can't take it with you
     
    You might have a great reputation so carefully made
    And a set of high ideals, polished up and so well displayed
    You might have a burning love inside, so refined, such a special grade
    But you can't take it with you
  • 2
    Sweet Guy

    In the morning we wreck the bed
    You bring me coffee black and boiling
    Then we start up again and the coffee goes cold
    I wake up drinking from your lips
    Kisses warm and tender
    And I'd give up the world just to see you smile

    One thing I will never understand
    (It's become my problem)
    And it's something that's right out of my hands
    (My hands are clean)
    What makes such a sweet guy turn so mean?

    I went to town with a moody man,
    a handsome Dr. Jekyll
    He was right by my side turning into Mr. Hyde
    I ran for cover but I ran too slow
    I was stitched by strangers
    And they shook their heads that someone could do the things you did

    One thing I will never understand
    (It's become my problem)
    And it's something that's right out of my hands
    (My hands are clean)
    What makes such a sweet guy turn so mean?

    I must be mad, I must be crazy,
    Everyone tells me so
    Everyday I see it coming,
    Now I'm facing the wall, waiting for the blow

    In the morning you kiss my head
    You say it was another
    Now you're down on your knees
    Begging me to forgive you please
    I wake up aching from your touch
    Every muscle tender
    Then I look in your eyes, the way you smile
    And I'm hypnotized

    One thing I will never understand
    (It's become my problem)
    And it's something that's right out of my hands
    (My hands are clean)
    What makes such a sweet guy turn so mean?

  • 3
    Most Wanted Man In The World
    I'm not good looking, well built or tall
    I'm not a movie star up on somebody's wall
    But when I lie next to my girl
    I'm the most wanted man in the world
     
    When she calls my name in a voice soft and low
    Then she calls it again, something inside of me goes
    When she starts moving her hand
    I'm the most wanted man in the land
    I'm the most wanted man in the world
     
    Arrest me now, take me I'm yours! I'm guilty of loving you
    Hold me down, I won't fight it, I surrender!
     
    And when I'm working miles from home
    I spend all my money on the long distance telephone
    When she says 'I wish you were here'
    I'm the most wanted man anywhere
    I'm the most wanted man in the world
  • 4
    I Had Forgotten You
    I had forgotten the dress you wore
    The first time I ever saw you walking through a door
    And I had forgotten your secret smile
    That seemed to say it's okay, you can stay awhile
    And I never kept a trace
    Of your voice, your touch, your taste
    Or your perfume
    I had forgotten you
     
    Then I got a letter, it came today
    From an old friend; this is what he had to say:
    'You know Frank Hannon, well, his wife just died
    But the big news is he's already found another bride
    You may remember her
    She says you once went out with her
    She was twenty-two
    She still remembers you
     
    She's been a widow for six years
    Now her children have left home
    She nursed Frank's wife for a while
    But nobody knew this was going on'
     
    Now Mary comes to me, she turns out the light
    Then after a while she asks me if I'm alright
    Well I turn to hold her but I'm not there
    Tonight I feel like both of us are made of air
    Mary's hair is turning grey
    And she worries about her weight
    Do you, too?
    I had forgotten you
    Yes, it's true I had forgotten you
    Nothing new
    I had forgotten you
  • 5
    She’s A Melody (Stupid Song)
    She's a melody; when she goes by she disturbs my soul
    She's a melody and she's playing me with cool control
    I try to keep a quiet heart but all in vain
    I'm falling, falling in a trance again
     
    She's a stupid song that once it's heard never goes away
    She's a stupid song, sorely nagging me night and day
    And just when I think she's gone, well! here she comes again
    She's running around my brain
     
    I will carve her name upon the air, not in wood or stone
    I will carve her name and tell the world the beauty I've known
    And when we both are dead and gone
    The melody will carry on, yes, only the notes remain
  • 6
    South Of Germany
    Many lives I could have lived, many trails taken
    It always seems that way at twenty-three
    You walk into a room sometime and then a window opens
    My life changed forever in the south of Germany
     
    A morning train I had to catch, I just lay there sleeping
    There was nothing in that town to hold me
    By the time the clock had done another day of creeping
    My life had changed forever in the south of Germany
     
    Oh I'm so sorry that today I have to go away
     
    Seven children have I raised, I love some more than others
    The hardest thing to do is set them free
    So I learned my lesson hard seven times all over
    My life changed forever in the south of Germany
     
    I never was the kind of girl for acting sentimental
    I never called our meeting destiny
    I just call it good luck to meet a man so gentle
    My life changed forever in the south of Germany
     
    Oh I'm so sorry that today I have to go away
     
    Sometimes when I wake at night I'm dreaming of another
    Then I turn and touch him next to me
    And I know where I belong; still I sometimes wonder
    My life changed forever in the south of Germany
     
    Oh I'm so sorry that today I have to go away
  • 7
    Careless
    How many cabs in New York City, how many angels on a pin?
    How many notes in a saxophone, how many tears in a bottle of gin?
    How many times did you call my name, knock at the door but you couldn't get in?
     
    I know I've been careless
     
    I've been wrapped up in a shell, nothing could get through to me
    Acted like I didn't know I had friends and family
    I saw worry in their eyes, it didn't look like fear to me
     
    I know I've been careless
    I lost my tenderness
    I've been careless
    I took bad care of this
     
    Like a mixture in a bottle, like a frozen over lake
    Like a long-time, painted smile I got so hard I had to crack
    You were there, you held the line, you're the one that brought me back
     
    I know I've been careless
    I lost my tenderness
    I've been careless
    I took bad care of this
     
    How many cabs in New York City, how many angels on a pin?
    How many notes in a saxophone, how many tears in a bottle of gin?
    How many times did you call my name, knock at the door but you couldn't get in?
    How many stars in the milky way, how many ways can you lose a friend?
  • 8
    Moon In The Bed
    I have the moon in my bed
    Every night down she falls
    I have the moon in my bed
    I had nothing, now I have it all
    And I have the sun in my heart
    When I rise by her side
    I have the sun in my heart
    Even through the darkest night
    She can save me from myself
    Make me feel like someone else
    She can take me somewhere else
    Where I hardly know myself
    I have the moon in my bed
    I have the sun in my heart
    I have the stars at my feet
    I have the moon in my bed
  • 9
    No You
    I woke up with all my clothes on
    Cigarette smoke in my hair
    Unglued my eyes and saw a dirty room
    Spilling ashtray by my bed
    Empty bottle on the chair
    No one else was there
     
    I was ready in two minutes flat
    Just washed my face and combed my hair
    I had an eight-twenty-five train to catch
    I was out of there
    Flying through the front door
    Then I hit the air!
    No you! No you! No you! No you!
    No you, no you, no you!
     
    I was sucked into the subway
    Like an ant into a hole
    I stood in the crowded carriage
    Shoulder to shoulder
    The wheels began to roll
    A tattoo in my soul
     
    I do not lack good companions
    They pick me up when I'm feeling down
    We go to the track on Saturdays
    Spread our money ‘round
    I go up and down
    And every single sound says
    No you! No you! No you! No you!
    No you, no you, no you!
  • 10
    Everything’s Turning To White
    Late on a Friday my husband went up to the mountains with three friends
    They took provisions and bottles of bourbon to last them all through the weekend
    One hundred miles they drove just to fish in a stream
    And there's so much water so close to home
     
    When they arrived it was cold and dark; they set up their camp quickly
    Warmed up with whiskey they walked to the river where the water flowed past darkly
    In the moonlight they saw the body of a young girl floating face down
    And there's so much water so close to home
     
    When he holds me now I'm pretending
    I feel like I'm frozen inside
    And behind my eyes, my daily disguise
    Everything's turning to white
     
    It was too hard to tell how long she'd been dead, the river was that close to freezing
    But one thing for sure, the girl hadn't died very well to judge from the bruising
    They stood there above her all thinking the same thoughts at the same time
    There's so much water so close to home
     
    They carried her downstream from their fishing Between two rocks they gently wedged her
    After all, they'd come so far, it was late
    And the girl would keep, she was going nowhere
    They stayed up there fishing for two days
    They reported it on Sunday when they came back down
    There's so much water so close to home
     
    When he holds me now I'm pretending
    Nothing is working inside
    And behind my eyes, my daily disguise
    Everything's turning to white
     
    The newspapers said that the girl had been strangled to death and also molested
    On the day of the funeral the radio reported that a young man had been arrested
    I went to the service a stranger, I drove past the lake out of town
    There's so much water so close to home
     
    When he holds me now I'm pretending
    Nothing is working inside
    And behind my eyes, my daily disguise
    Everything's turning to white
     
  • 11
    Pigeon/Jandamurra

    My name is Officer O’Malley
    My job is hunting Pigeon down
    I don’t like this kind of work much
    I’m sick of sleeping on the ground
    Pigeon – that’s the name we gave him
    Pigeon used to be so tame
    ‘Til one day he turned against his master
    Killed him, broke his brother’s chains

    Now Pigeon could track the Holy Spirit
    But he don’t leave no tracks at all
    I’ve been running round in circles
    I’ve been feeling like a fool
    Pigeon- that’s the name we gave him
    But he’s got another name
    It’s spreading all across the valleys
    Jandamarra! – like a burning flame

    One time we had him in a gully
    One time we had him in a cave
    Each time we closed in on our quarry
    Pigeon-that’s the name we gave him
    Pigeon-putting me to shame
    I do this job because I have to
    I don’t say that he’s to blame
    Jandamarra!- how I hate that name

     

  • 12
    Cities Of Texas

    I am the wind without a name
    I have been blowing long before you came
    I am the wind no one calls
    I see your towers rise and fall
    Cities of Texas, my lovely ones
    Cities of Texas, shining in the sun

    I am the wind no one knows
    Out from your deserts, down from your melting snows
    Over the ocean right across your land
    I turn your high glass back to shifting sand
    Cities of Texas, my lovely ones
    Cities of Texas, shining in the sun

    I am the wind no on sees
    I’m gonna cover you by degrees
    Cities of Texas, my lovely ones
    Cities of Texas, shining in the sun