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Daisy Jane
Written by Gerry Beckley, ©1975

Flying me back to Memphis
Gotta find my Daisy Jane
Well, the summer's gone
And I hope she's feeling the same

Well, I left her just to roam the city
Thinking it would ease the pain
I'm a crazy man
And I'm playing my crazy game, game

Does she really love me
I think she does
Like the stars above me
I know because
When the sky is bright
Everything's alright

Flying' me back to Memphis
Honey, keep the oven warm
All the clouds are clearing'
And I think we're over the storm

Well, I've been picking' it up around me
Daisy, I think I'm sane
And I'm awful glad
And I guess you're really to blame,
blame

Do you really love me
I hope you do
Like the stars above me
How I love you
When it's cold at night
Everything's alright

Does she really love me
I think she does
Like the stars above me
I know because
When the sky is bright
Everything's alright
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Woman Tonight
Written by Dan Peek, ©1975

Oh, hold me tight
Won't you be my woman tonight?
Oh, hold me tight
Won't you be my woman tonight?

I get the shivers up and down my spine
The only time I'm happy's when I know
she's mine
So hold me, hold me tight

Treat me right
Won't you be my woman tonight?
So treat me right
Won't you be my woman tonight?

First I see you
And then you let me go
The only time I touch you's when you
don't wanna know
So hold me, hold me tight, all right.

Hold me tight
Hold me tight
Won't you be my woman tonight
Hold me tight
Won't you be my woman tonight

I get the shivers up and down my spine
The only time I'm happy's when I know
she's mine
So, hold me, hold me tight
Hold me tight, woman tonight


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Sister Golden Hair
Written by Gerry Beckley, ©1975

Well I tried to make it Sunday, but I got
so damn depressed
That I set my sights on Monday and I
got myself undressed
I ain't ready for the altar but I do agree
there's times
When a woman sure can be a friend of
mine

Well, I keep on thinking' 'bout you,
Sister Golden Hair surprise
And I just can't live without you; can't
you see it in my eyes?
I been one poor correspondent, and I
been too, too hard to find
But it doesn't mean you ain't been on
my mind

Will you meet me in the middle, will you
meet me in the air?
Will you love me just a little, just
enough to show you care?
Well I tried to fake it, I don't mind
saying', I just can't make it

Well, I keep on thinking' 'bout you,
Sister Golden Hair surprise
And I just can't live without you; can't
you see it in my eyes?
Now I been one poor correspondent,
and I been too, too hard to find
But it doesn't mean you ain't been on
my mind

Will you meet me in the middle, will you
meet me in the air?
Will you love me just a little, just
enough to show you care?
Well I tried to fake it, I don't mind
saying', I just can't make it

Doo wop doo wop ...
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Tin Man
Written by Dewey Bunnell, ©1974

Sometimes late when things are real
And people share the gift of gab
between themselves
Some are quick to take the bait
And catch the perfect prize that waits
among the shelves

But Oz never did give nothing to the
Tin Man
That he didn't, didn't already have
And Cause never was the reason for
the evening
Or the tropic of Sir Galahad.

So please believe in me
When I say I'm spinning round, round,
round, round
Smoke glass stain bright color
Image going down, down, down, down
Soapsuds green like bubbles

Oh, Oz never did give nothing to the
Tin Man
That he didn't, didn't already have
And Cause never was the reason for
the evening
Or the tropic of Sir Galahad

So please believe in me
When I say I'm spinning round, round,
round, round
Smoke glass stain bright color
Image going down, down, down, down
Soapsuds green like bubbles

No, Oz never did give nothing to the
Tin Man
That he didn't, didn't already have
And Cause never was the reason for
the evening
Or the tropic of Sir Galahad

So please believe in me
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Lonely People
Written by Dan Peek and Catherine L.
Peek, ©1974

This is for all the lonely people
Thinking that life has passed them by
Don't give up until you drink from the
silver cup
And ride that highway in the sky

This is for all the single people
Thinking that love has left them dry
Don't give up until you drink from the
silver cup
You never know until you try

Well, I'm on my way
Yes, I'm back to stay
Well, I'm on my way back home (Hit it)

This is for all the lonely people
Thinking that life has passed them by
Don't give up until you drink from the
silver cup
And never take you down or never
give you up
You never know until you try
A Horse with No Name

On the first part of the journey
I was looking at all the life
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
There was sand and hills and rings
The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz
And the sky with no clouds
The heat was hot and the ground was dry
But the air was full of sound

I've been through the desert
on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one
for to give you no pain
La, la la, la, lala ...

After two days in the desert sun
My skin began to turn red
After three days in the desert fun
I was looking at a river bed
And the story it told of a river that flowed
Made me sad to think it was dead

You see I've been through the desert
on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
La, la ...

After nine days I let the horse run free
'Cause the desert had turned to sea
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
there was sand and hills and rings
The ocean is a desert with it's life underground
And a perfect disguise above
Under the cities lies a heart made of ground
But the humans will give no love

You see I've been through the desert
on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
La, la, la, la la, la ...
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I need you

We used to laugh, we used to cry
We used to bow our heads then, wonder why
And now you're gone, I guess I'll carry on
And make the best of what you've left to me
Left to me, left to me

I need you like the flower needs the rain
You know I need you, guess I'll start it all again
You know I need you like the winter needs the spring
You know I need you, I need you

And every day, I'd laugh the hours away
Just knowing you were thinking of me
And then it came that I was put to blame
For every story told about me
About me, about me

I need you like the flower needs the rain
You know I need you, guess I'll start it all again
You know I need you, I need you
I need you like the winter needs the spring
You know I need you, guess I'll start it all again
You know I need you, I need you

I need you like the flower needs the rain
You know I need you, guess I'll start it all again
You know I need you, I need you
I need you like the winter needs the spring
You know I need you, guess I'll start it all again
You know I need you, I need you ...
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Sandman  
Written by Dewey Bunnell, ©1971

Ain't it foggy outside
All the planes have been grounded
Ain't the fire inside?
Let's all go stand around it
Funny, I've been there
And you've been here
And we ain't had no time to drink that beer

'Cause I understand you've been running from the man
That goes by the name of the Sandman
He flies the sky like an eagle in the eye
Of a hurricane that's abandoned

Ain't the years gone by fast
I suppose you have missed them
Oh, I almost forgot to ask
Did you hear of my enlistment?

Funny, I've been there
And you've been here
And we ain't had no time to drink that beer

'Cause I understand you've been running from the man
That goes by the name of the Sandman
He flies the sky like an eagle in the eye
Of a hurricane that's abandoned

I understand you've been running from the man
That goes by the name of the Sandman
He flies the sky like an eagle in the eye
Of a hurricane that's abandoned

I understand you've been running from the man
That goes by the name of the Sandman
He flies the sky like an eagle in the eye
Of a hurricane that's abandoned

I understand you've been running from the man
That goes by the name of the Sandman
He flies the sky like an eagle in the eye
Of a hurricane that's abandoned

Ventura Highway
Written by Dewey Bunnell, ©1972

Chewing on a piece of grass
Walking down the road
Tell me, how long you gonna stay here, Joe?
Some people say this town don't look good in snow
You don't care, I know

Ventura Highway in the sunshine
Where the days are longer
The nights are stronger than moonshine
You're gonna go I know

'Cause the free wind is blowing through your hair
And the days surround your daylight there
Seasons crying no despair
Alligator lizards in the air, in the air

Did di di di di ...

Wishing on a falling star
Waiting for the early train
Sorry boy, but I've been hit by purple rain
Aw, come on, Joe, you can always
Change your name
Thanks a lot, son, just the same

Ventura Highway in the sunshine
Where the days are longer
The nights are stronger than moonshine
You're gonna go I know

'Cause the free wind is blowing through your hair
And the days surround your daylight there
Seasons crying no despair
Alligator lizards in the air, in the air

Did di di di di ...
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Don't Cross The River
Written by Dan Peek, ©1972

There's a little girl out lying' on her own
She's got a broken heart
She's not the kind to take you down for long
She knows and plays it smart

(Ah--) And if she's coming' she's showed no mark
She's heard no whistle blowing' from the dark
She feels like leaving' and she don't know why
Without no bridges she's trapped, so I sigh

Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't try denying' living' on the other side
All your life
You were on your own

If you want you can ride my train
And soon forget the reason that you're leaving
You'll lose yourself and then sometime
Maybe even save yourself some grieving'

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't try denying' living' on the other side
Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't try denying' living' on the other side
Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide ...
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Only In Your Heart
Written by Gerry Beckley, ©1972

Mary, have you seen better days?
And will you find different ways?
And does he really mean that much to your heart?
Carry, all of the weight you can, find another man
And lead him directly there to the source
You've got to chart his course

'Cause it is only in your heart
This thing that makes you want to
Start it all again
(La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la)

Wake up from an elusive dream
You've got to change the scene
It's getting so hard to see to the end
Break down, all of the walls you can
You need a helping hand
I'm sure there's someone there just for you
He's trying to make it, too

'Cause it is only in your heart
This thing that makes you want to
Start it all again
(La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la)

Only in your heart
This thing that makes you want to
Start it all again
(La, la, la, la)

You can't disregard your friends
But life gets so hard when you reach the end

Mary, have you seen better days?
(Mary, have you seen better days?)
Mary, have you seen better days?
(Mary, have you seen better days?)
Mary, have you seen better days?
(Mary, have you seen better days?)
Mary, have you seen better days?
(Mary, have you seen better days?)
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Muskrat Love
Written by Willis Alan Ramsey, ©1971

Muskrat, muskrat candlelight
Doing' the town and doing' it right
In the evening'
It's pretty pleasing'

Muskrat Susie, Muskrat Sam
Do the jitterbug out in muskrat land
And they shimmy
And Sammy's so skinny

And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed
Singing' and jinging the jango
Floating' like the heavens above
It looks like muskrat love

Nibbling on bacon, chewing' on cheese
Sammy says to Susie "Honey, would you please be my
missus?"
And she say yes
With her kisses

And now he's tickling' her fancy
Rubbing' her toes
Muzzle to muzzle, now anything goes
As they wriggle, and Sue starts to giggle

And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed
Singing and jinging the jango
Floating like the heavens above
It looks like muskrat love

La da da da da ...