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lyrics...N through R.

N           O           P           Q           R


THE NEARNESS OF YOU

(Carmichael/Washington)

It's not the pale moon that excites me
That thrills and delights me
Oh no
It's just the nearness of you

It's not your sweet conversation
That brings the sensation
Oh no
It's just the nearness of you

When you're in my arms
And I feel you so close to me
My wildest dreams
Come true

I need no soft lights to enchant me
If you'll only grant me
The right
To hold you ever so tight

And to feel in the night
The nearness of you


NIGHT IN FAT CITY

(Jeremy Clyde/David Pierce/Rick Jones)

A thousand neon lights
Make their message plain
It's night in the big city
And the party starts again
Don't sit up tonight, mama
Waste no tears on me
It's night here in Fat City
Right where I wanna be

And I'm looking for a long-legged girl
I wanna dance by the light of the moon
Oh mama I'm a poor lost soul
Won't you right to me soon
Oh mama I'm a sinner
Going straight to hell
Oh mama I'm a loser
Can't you tell
It's night in the Great White Way
And it's getting late
Night in Fat City
This boy can't wait

It's night on the Mazda mile
Can I go out and play?
All that sweet forbidden fruit
Is leading me astray
And up at Roseland Ballroom
Unseen saxophones moan
Save a dance for me, baby
Cause I ain't going home

And I'm looking for a long-legged girl
I wanna dance by the light of the moon
Oh mama I'm a poor lost soul
Won't you right to me soon
Oh mama I'm a sinner
Going straight to hell
Oh mama I'm a loser
Can't you tell
It's night in the Great White Way
And it's getting late
Night in Fat City
This boy can't wait

NO OTHER BABY
(Bishop/Watson)

I don't want no other baby but you
I don't want no other baby but you
'Cause no other baby thrills me like you do

Lots of other women say be my daddy do
Lots of other women say be my daddy do
But I don't want no other baby but you

I don't want no other baby but you
I don't want no other baby but you
'Cause no other baby thrills me like you do


NO TEARS FOR JOHNNY
(Tom Springfield)

No tears for Johnny
People, don't you cry
No tears for Johnny
Just because he's gonna die
He's gonna be a hero
From now till the end of time
So shed no tears for Johnny boy
Marching in the thin red line

When the drums begin to roll
Trumpets start to blow
Johnny must not reason why
He knows he's gotta go
Fight for power and glory
Johnny, go to war
And if a hundred boys should die
We can send in a hundred more

No tears for Johnny
People, don't you cry
No tears for Johnny
Just because he's gonna die
A lesson for the world to learn
Is one that we all ignore
So Johnny keep on marching till
We forget what you're marching for


NOW AND FOREVER
(Martin Dean)

I want the world to know your love belongs to me
Now and for ever, now and for ever

Before you said hello, my life was sad and blue
Let's stay together now and for ever

Every night I lie awake my love and whisper your name
And I'll tell you just how much I care again and again
And again and again

Until the seas run dry and the birds no longer sing
Let's stay together now and for ever

Every night I lie awake my love and whisper your name
And I'll tell you just how much I care again and again
And again and again

Until the seas run dry and the birds no longer sing
Let's stay together now and for ever
Now and for ever
Now and for ever


ONLY THOSE IN LOVE
(Chad Stuart & Russell Alquist)

Let me tell you of a girl I know
She belonged to me a short while ago
I was happy just to hold her hand
But only those in love would understand

Happiness and joy I never knew
Filled my heart when she came into view
I was living in a wonderland
That only those in love would understand

Why she left me I will never know
How can I go on without her
When I love her so?
I love her so

She was more than all the world to me
Now my world is empty as can be
Everybody sees a lonely man
But only those in love would understand

PAINTED DAYGLOW SMILE
(Levitt/Gorgoni)

When she sleeps, dreams escape her
No-one makes a sound and none would dare to wake her
When she walks, strangers follow
Calling for a look and still her eyes are hollow
What is it they see, could not find?
Is there something she believes
Save the stalk of hair she weaves?
And her painted dayglow smile to hide behind

When she cries, no-one sees her
Who is there to tell it to and who'd believe her?
When she loved, he forgave her
Leaving nothing more and it was all he gave her
Even that was hard for him to lend
How was he to know it then
Loving only frightened him
Now his painted dayglow smile had pealed away
If you ask him, he'll say it's too late, too late

Isn't hers the gayest laughter
She can wash it off the morning after
Isn't it great to be alive
Live in the sun and never hide?
Wondering why she's lonely
When she has a mirror to see
And isn't hers a gay reflection?
No demands and no objections
Isn't it great to be alive
Live in the sun and never hide?

PAXTON QUIGLEY'S HAD THE COURSE
(Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde)

Paxton Quigley's had the course
And he's feeling kinda run down
Paxton Quigley's had the course
And he's feeling kinda slowed down

Paxton Quigley's had the course
And he's feeling kinda run down
And he's feeling kinda slowed down
By the life that he leads

Things just couldn't be worse
For he's out of condition
A case of malnutrition
You are going to seed, Paxton Quigley

Turn around, take a look at yourself
And wonder why
Your world is coming to an end
But there's no use in crying over spilled milk

You reap that which you sow
But you planted without thinking
Now the cup from which you're drinking
Had shattered to the ground, Paxton Quigley

You had a good thing going but you just weren't satisfied
You had to prove yourself to be the number one, record breaking
Playboy of the month

That's all very well, but not with my daughter you don't
If it's left up to me, by God, I'll make sure that you won't
No, not if I have my way, you won't be leading my daughter astray
I didn't fight the war to see my little girl become a . . . .

I don't deny it, there have been others
You may not buy it, but I'm beginning to see
I've seen quite a few, but I must say that you
Are the most beautiful thing that's happened to me

Paxton Quigley's had the course
And he's feeling kinda run down
Paxton Quigley's had the course
And he's feeling kinda slowed down


PAXTON'S SONG (Smoke) (from the motion picture 3 in the Attic)

(Chad Stuart)

See the smoke that weaves its own disguise
Blue grey circles fill the air
And as it fades away
Then you will find it leaves behind
No trace except a tear

Grey eyed lady, treat him tenderly
Better love him while you may
The day will surely come
When you will find that love is blind
And he'll be on his way

Who can tell what time may bring?
We can only guess
Men don't leave you anything
And women leave you less

PENNIES
(C. Powers)

If you find a penny, put it in your pocket
Take it with you every where you go
Tiny, shiny penny, made to fit your pocket
Take it with you every where you go
Every where you go

When I was a wee boy, on my way to London
I found a penny there along the way
I took it to the market and I bought some cinnamon candy
For a penny what a remarkable day
What a remarkable day

When you find your true love, offer her you penny
Then she'll know that your love is really so
Your love is really so

If you find a penny, put it in your pocket
Take it with you every where you go
Every where you go
Every where you go

PIPEDREAM
(Jeremy Clyde)

Throw a pebble in the lake and watch the ripples grow
Bursting like a flower in the midstream
Try some wild guesses about the changes you have made
In the daily lives of sleepy, sunken fishes

And thus the time will come
All the people singing
Fifty thousand people
A hundred million people
Together

Standing in the kitchen or smiling on the street
Around you all the radios receiving
In a survey taken recently of babies at their birth
Seven out of ten were tuned to smiling

And thus the time will come
All the people singing
Fifty thousand people
A hundred million people
Together

Must be something there
But I don't know, and what is more, I don't care
You'll never change a thing
Too few of us, too many of them
But no, the faces are beginning to show
And the hands are beginning to reach out to each other
Together

A thousand pebbles tumbling at the bottom of a stream
A thousand babies smilling in the sunshine
A thousand years of weeping at the altar of a dream
A thousand years of blind young soldiers dying

And thus the time will come
All the people singing
Fifty thousand people
A hundred million people
Together

THE RAVEN
(Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde)

Do not cry, do not weep,
For the dark ship is taking us
To the time where all is sleep
And the raven who is wise
Unruffled takes a feather
To cast it in the dying sea
Far from mortal eyes

He knows the time has come
And watching, waits above the sails
To catch the last remaining sun
And that ship without a crew
Unshaken by the weather
Laughing, cuts the waves of tears
And the passenger is you

REST IN PEACE
(Chad Stuart)

My name it is Matthews, and I've got it made
A memorial maker - it's a profitable trade
I don't solicit business; there's no point in trying
What I like about my customers - they just keep on dying

Here lies Frederick, mourned by his wife
He lead a blameless life
He couldn't win the way she treated him
His gravestone should have read
Here lies Fred - he's better off dead

Rest in peace, rest in peace

My name it is Matthews, and I've got it made
A memorial maker - it's a profitable trade
They bring the names of husbands, they bring the names of wives
They want me to perpetuate their awful, dreary lives
Here lies John, run over by a bus
He was loved by all of us

His time on earth, what was it worth
When all is said and done?
Here lies John - we're rather glad he's gone.

Rest in peace, rest in peace

They come to me and spend all they've got
'Cause it costs quite a lot to be remembered
They think it is the only way
What would the neighbors say anyway?
It's so prestigious, even though you're not religious

Maybe one day I will carve a stone
Big enough for everyone
And written there for those who care
In letters ten feet high:
"Here they lie who were born to die"

Rest in peace, rest in peace
Rest in peace, rest in peace now my friend, it's the end
Rest in peace, rest in peace now my friend, it's the end

My name it is Matthews, and I've got it made
A memorial maker - it's a profitable trade

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