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It's All About The Music, Man

Post by Gren Blockman » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:09 pm

I always had this song in my head during the Tread Softly days. This is exactly how Gren was feeling. It's an oldie but a goodie.


Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
The Police
Ghost In The Machine, 1981


Though I’ve tried before to tell her
Of the feelings I have for her in my heart
Every time that I come near her
I just lose my nerve as I’ve done from the start

Every little thing she does is magic
Everything she do just turns me on
Even thought my life before was tragic
Now I know my love for her goes on

Do I have to tell a story
Of a thousand rainy days since we first met
It’s a big enough umbrella
But it’s always me that ends up getting wet

Every little thing she does is magic
Everything she do just turns me on
Even thought my life before was tragic
Now I know my love for her goes on

I resolve to call her up
A thousand times a day
And ask her if she’ll marry me
In some old fashioned way
But my silent fears have gripped me
Long before I reach the phone
Long before my tongue has tripped me
Must I always be alone?

Every little thing she does is magic
Everything she do just turns me on
Even thought my life before was tragic
Now I know my love for her goes on
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Re: It's All About The Music, Man

Post by Gren Blockman » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:32 pm

Asleep and Dreaming
The Magnetic Fields
69 Love Songs, 1999

I've seen you laugh at nothing at all
I've seen you sadly weeping
The sweetest thing I ever saw
Was you asleep and dreaming

Well you may not be beautiful
But it's not for me to judge
I don't know if you're beautiful
Because I love you too much

I've seen you laugh at nothing at all
I've seen you sadly weeping
The sweetest thing I ever saw
Was you asleep and dreaming

I've seen you when your ship came in
And when your train was leaving
The sweetest thing I ever saw
Was you asleep and dreaming
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Re: It's All About The Music, Man

Post by Gren Blockman » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:54 pm

Stay Forever
Ween
White Pepper, 2000


In the morning sun, I couldn’t tell you
I couldn’t tell you so many things
About how much I really love you
About how much you really mean

So far away but it’s so easy to see you
When I’m away I want to put my arms around you
And I want to know do you feel the same way?
‘Cause if you do I want to stay forever
And I want to know do you feel the same way?
‘Cause if you do I want to stay forever
With you

So many colors that surround you
Some so bright I can hardly see
A light reflects on all the things that make you real
Things that make you truly free

So far away but it’s so easy to see you
When I’m away I want to put my arms around you
And I want to know do you feel the same way?
‘Cause if you do I want to stay forever
And I want to know do you feel the same way?
‘Cause if you do I want to stay forever
With you
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Re: It's All About The Music, Man

Post by Gren Blockman » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:15 pm

Sweetness
Yes
Yes, 1969


She brings the sunshine to a rainy afternoon
She puts the sweetness in, stirs it with a spoon
She watches for my moods, never brings me down
She puts the sweetness in all around

She knows just what to say to make me feel so good inside
And when I’m all alone, I feel I don’t want to hide, hide, hide, hide

Today she brought me in, told me where she’d been
She put my mind at rest, put the sweetness in
I’ll ask her for some time to go and look around
She puts the sweetness in with a sound

She knows just what to say to make a sunny day
And when I’m all alone, I really don’t feel that way

Tell me how would you feel
With no world of your own?
And nobody to hold?
I just can’t see the way
I’m so glad its today
And you’re here
You’re here

She brings the sunshine to a rainy afternoon
She puts the sweetness in, and stirs it with a spoon
She watches for my moods, never brings me down
She puts the sweetness in all around

She knows just what to say to make a sunny day
So when I’m all alone, I really don’t feel that way

Oh how I need her so
I know she’ll never ever go
Doo doo doo doo n doo
She’ll never leave me, believe me
Doo doo doo doo n doo
She’ll never go, no no
No no no no no no no no
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Re: It's All About The Music, Man

Post by Gren Blockman » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:25 pm

Now how can I have a music thread and not include Gren's favorite band?

Two Less Lonely People In the World
Air Supply
Now and Forever, 1982


I was down, my dreams were wearing thin
When you’re lost, where do you begin?
My heart always seemed to drift from day to day
Looking for the love that never came my way

Then you smiled and I reached out to you
I could tell you were lonely too
One look then it all began for you and me
The moment that we touched I knew that there would be

Two less lonely people in the world
And it’s gonna be fine
Out of all the people in the world
I just can’t believe you’re mine
In my life where everything was wrong
Something finally went right
Now there’s two less lonely people in the world
Tonight

Just to think what I might have missed
Looking back, how did I exist?
I dreamed, still I never thought I’d come this far
But miracles come true, I know ‘cause here we are

Two less lonely people in the world
And it’s gonna be fine
Out of all the people in the world
I just can’t believe you’re mine
In my life where everything was wrong
Something finally went right
Now there’s two less lonely people in the world
Tonight

Tonight I fell in love with you
And all the things I never knew
Seemed to come to me somehow
Baby, love is here and now there’s

Two less lonely people in the world
And it’s gonna be fine
Out of all the people in the world
I just can’t believe you’re mine
In my life where everything was wrong
Something finally went right
Now there’s two less lonely people in the world
Tonight

Two less lonely people in the world
And it’s gonna be fine
Out of all the people in the world
I just can’t believe you’re mine
In my life where everything was wrong
Something finally went right
Now there’s two less lonely people
Two less lonely people
Two less lonely people
In the world
Tonight
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Re: It's All About The Music, Man

Post by Gren Blockman » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:40 pm

If You Need Someone
The Field Mice
The Autumn Store, Part 1 EP, 1990



If you need someone
To hold you when you are afraid
I’ll hold you

If you need someone
To make you happy when you’re sad
I’ll try to

If you need someone
To tell you everything is gonna be alright
I can do that
I can do that

If you need someone
To make you feel safer than safe
I’ll try to

If you need someone
To comfort you when tears roll down your face
I’ll do what I can

If you need someone
To make you feel any danger is far away
I’ll do what I can
I can

If you need someone
To tell you everything is gonna be alright
I can do that
I can do that
I can
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Re: It's All About The Music, Man

Post by Gren Blockman » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:14 pm

Yeah, I know it’s all mushy love songs, but it’s Gren’s playlist, what did you expect?


Knocks Me Off My Feet
Stevie Wonder
Songs in the Key of Life,1976



I see us in the park
Strolling the summer days
Of imaginings in my head
And words from our hearts
Told only to the winds
Felt even without being said

I don’t want to bore you with my troubles
But there’s somethin’ ‘bout your love
That makes me weak and
Knocks me off my feet
But there’s somethin’ ‘bout your love
That makes me weak and
Knocks me off my feet
Knocks me off my feet

I don’t want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
I don’t want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
More and more

We lay beneath the stars
Under a lovers tree
That’s seen through the eyes of my mind
I reach out for the part
Of me that lives in you
That only our two hearts can find

I don’t want to bore you with my troubles
But there’s somethin’ ‘bout your love
That makes me weak and
Knocks me off my feet
But there’s somethin’ ‘bout your love
That makes me weak and
Knocks me off my feet
Knocks me off my feet

I don’t want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
I don’t want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
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Re: It's All About The Music, Man

Post by Gren Blockman » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:14 pm

This one was Tara’s idea, from several years ago . . .


Theme from The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)
Joey Scarbury
America’s Greatest Hero, 1981


Look at what’s happened to me
I can’t believe it myself
Suddenly I’m up on top of the world
It should have been somebody else

Believe it or not
I’m walking on air
I never thought I could feel so free
Flying away on a wing and a prayer
Who could it be?
Believe it or not, it’s just me

Just like the light of a new day
It hit me from out of the blue
Breaking me out of the spell I was in
Making all of my wishes come true

Believe it or not
I’m walking on air
I never thought I could feel so free
Flying away on a wing and a prayer
Who could it be?
Believe it or not, it’s just me

This is too good to be true
Look at me
Falling for you

Believe it or not
Believe it or not
Believe it or not
Believe it or not

Believe it or not
I’m walking on air
I never thought I could feel so free
Flying away on a wing and a prayer
Who could it be?
Believe it or not, it’s just me

Believe it or not
I’m walking on air
I never thought I could feel so free
Flying away on a wing and a prayer
Who could it be?
Believe it or not, it’s just me
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Re: It's All About The Music, Man

Post by Gren Blockman » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:34 am

True Love Will Find You in the End
Daniel Johnston
1990, 1990



True love will find you in the end
You'll find out just who was your friend

Don't be sad, I know you will
But don't give up until
True love will find you in the end

This is a promise with a catch
Only if you're looking can it find you
'Cause true love is searching too
But how can it recognize you
Unless you step out into the light, the light

Don't be sad, I know you will
But don't give up until
True love will find you in the end
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Re: It's All About The Music, Man

Post by Gren Blockman » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:15 pm

Clint Eastwood actually sang this song in the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical “Paint Your Wagon”. :o

I Talk to the Trees
Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
Paint Your Wagon, 1951


I talk to the trees
But they don’t listen to me
I talk to the stars
But they never hear me

The breeze hasn’t time
To stop and hear what I say
I talk to them all in vain

But suddenly my words
Reach someone else’s ear
At someone else’s heart strings too

I tell you my dreams
And while you’re listening to me
I suddenly see them come true

I can see us on some April night
Looking out across a rolling farm
Having supper in the candlelight
Walking later, arm in arm
Then I’ll tell you how I passed the day
Thinking mainly how the night would be
Then I’ll try to find the words to say
All the things you mean to me

I’ll tell you my dreams
And while you’re listening to me
I suddenly see them come true
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Re: It's All About The Music, Man

Post by Gren Blockman » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:45 pm

This one’s just for fun . . . .


Mediocre Fred
The Smothers Brothers
Tour de Farce: American History and Other Unrelated Subjects, 1964



Play, Magic Fingers!

There once was a man who was none too good
And then I’d say he’s none too bad
Sometimes he was mighty good for a spell
And times he’d go out and raise a little hell

Mediocre Fred
Mediocre Fred

Fred went to work from eight to five
And he punched the clock to show he’s alive
Went to church every Sunday morn
Sometimes he wondered why he was born

Mediocre Fred
Mediocre, Dull Fred

Fred went to the movies every Saturday night
Liked to watch TV and the Western fights
And he paid his taxes most every year
And on a hot summer day, why he’d drink a little beer

Exciting, Mediocre Fred
Mediocre Fred

Well the days went by all dull and grey
And he didn’t think much and had little to say
And when the full moon rose he’d climb over the moat
Find some people sleeping and he’d BITE THEIR THROATS

Mediocre Fred
Mediocre, Dull Fred
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Re: It's All About The Music, Man

Post by Gren Blockman » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:31 pm

You Made Me So Very Happy
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Blood, Sweat & Tears, 1968

I lost at love before
Got mad and closed the door
But you said “Try, just once more”
I chose you for the one
Now we’re havin’ so much fun
You treated me so kind
I’m about to lose my mind

You made me so very happy
I’m so glad you came into my life

The others were untrue
But when it came to lovin’ you
I’d spend my whole life with you
‘Cause you came and you took control
You touched my very soul
You always showed me that
Lovin’ you is where it’s at

You made me so very happy
I’m so glad you came into my life
Thank you, baby

I love you so much you see
You’re even in my dreams
I can hear you
Babe, I can hear you callin’ me
I’m so in love with you
All I ever want to do is
Thank you, baby
Thank you, baby

You made me so very happy
I’m so glad you came into my life
You made me so very happy
You made me so, so very happy, baby
I’m so glad you came into my life

Mmm, I want to thank you, girl
Every day of my life, I want to thank you
You made me so very happy
That I wanna spend my life thankin’ you
Thank you, baby
Thank you, baby
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Re: It's All About The Music, Man

Post by Gren Blockman » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:00 pm

Gren Quote: “You know, all the great rock bands are named after geographical locations. America, Chicago, Kansas, it's just a well known fact."


Will You Still Love Me?
Chicago
Chicago 18, 1986

Take me as I am
Put your hand in mine
Now and forever
Darling, here I stand
Stand before you now
Deep inside I always knew
It was you
You and me
Two hearts drawn together
Bound by destiny
It was you
And you for me
Every road leads to your door
Every step I take forevermore

Just say you’ll love me for the rest of your life
I’ve got a lot of love and I don’t wanna let go
Will you still love me for the rest of my life?
‘Cause I can’t go on
No I can’t go on
I can’t go on if I’m on my own

Take me as I am
Put your heart in mine
Stay with me forever
‘Cause I am just a man
Who never understood
I never had a thing to prove
Till there was you
You and me
And it all came clear so suddenly
How close to you that I wanna be

Just say you’ll love me for the rest of your life
I’ve got a lot of love and I don’t wanna let go
Will you still love me for the rest of my life?
‘Cause I can’t go on
No I can’t go on
I can’t go on if I’m on my own

Do you believe in love that runs so strong?
Do you believe a love can pass you by?
There was no special one for me
I was the lonely one, you see
But then my heart lost all control
Now you’re all that I know

Just say you’ll love me for the rest of your life
I’ve got a lot of love and I don’t wanna let go
Will you still love me for the rest of my life?
‘Cause I can’t go on
No I can’t go on
I can’t go on if I’m on my own

I can’t go on
No, I can’t go on

Because I can’t go on (Will you still love me?)
No, I can’t go on (Just say you’ll love me)
I can’t go on without somebody I can count on

‘Cause I can’t go on (Will you still love me?)
No, I can’t go on (Just say you’ll love me)
If we could stay in love

‘Cause I can’t go on (Will you still love me?)
No, I can’t go on (Just say you’ll love me)
Stay around and never be alone
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