The Sound of Music

I Want Money


I don't want to set the world on fire
I want money
I have but one burning desire
I want money

Just enough to keep me comfortable
I don't need too much to see me thru
I want money
But mostly I want you

I don't want to be healthy and wise
I want money
I don't want to intellectualize
I want money

Just enough to keep me satisfied
And to do the things I want to do
I want money
But mostly I want you

Though you don't care how fat my wallet is
I want money
I wish my car could go as fast as his
I want money

Just enough to give you everything
And to prove my love is true
I want money
But mostly I want you



Stumbling In The Dark


I think I was in Dallas or maybe in Toledo
I think I wore pajamas or maybe a tuxedo
I think there was a difference, it's not exactly clear
Does anybody know what's going on around here?

I think her name was Sheila or maybe it was Sharon
I think she drove a Pontiac or maybe a LeBaron
I think we drank some lemonade or maybe it was beer
Does anybody know what's going on around

Chorus
Here I go again
Throwing caution to the wind
Falling down in broad daylight
And stumbling in the dark

I think I saw an angel or just a flying saucer
I think I spoke to Chekhov or maybe it was Chaucer
I never will forget the words he whispered in my ear
Does anybody know what's going on around

Chorus

I think I know what's real and what is an illusion
I think my life's a shambles, it's maybe just confusion
I think I'll grab your money and wrap up my career.
Does anybody know what's going on around

Chorus



We Made Love

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First we went to a museum, saw some paintings by Van Gogh.
Then we went to see the opera -- Figaro.
Then we went to hear a lecture on medieval history.
Ended up inside a restaurant where I knew the maitre'd

Then we made love
We made love
Like wild animals
We made love

We found shelter for the homeless, saved a rainforest in Brazil
Then we found a cure for cancer, and passed a Senate Bill
We enrolled ourselves in college and we got our Ph.Ds
And we found another cure for another rare disease

Then we made love
We made love
Like heaving beasts
We made love

So we went to Eastern Europe, we made Communism fall
Hopped aboard a tramp steamer, visited ancient ports of call
Where we overthrew dictatorships and made the shooting cease
We left this crazy planet in a state of total peace

Then we made love
We made love
Like frothing dogs
We made love

Then we made love
We made love
Like hungry wolves
We made love



Somebody Else For Awhile


I wanna be Gatsby, I wanna be Babbitt
I wanna be Elvis in "A Change of Habit"
I wanna be English, I wanna be Dutch
I wanna be the man who knew too much

I reach for the stars and miss by a mile
I wanna be somebody else for awhile

I wanna be stronger, I wanna be tougher
I wanna be harder and longer and rougher
I wanna be bold, I wanna be brash
I wanna grow a slimy little mustache

Each day is a chore, each night is a trial
I wanna be somebody else for awhile

If that don't make me happy
Drop something heavy on my head
If I don't stop complaining
Say something nice about me when I'm dead

I wanna be Jesus at Christmas and Easter
I wanna be Shakespeare or Julius Caesar
And if I get tired of being a man
Call me Patricia -- the Queen of Siam

I'll walk in the room, make everyone smile
I wanna be somebody else for awhile



God

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God loves capitalists more than communists
God loves fundamentalists more than Methodists
God loves Americans more than Canadians
God loves nuclear power

God loves the stars and stripes
God loves Handi-Wipes
Thinks they're so convenient
God knows where the yellow went

God has a VCR
John Wayne is the biggest star
Up in the Ivory Tower

God doesn't love the Pope
God likes Pepsi more than Coke
He won't drive a Subaru or a BMW

God packs a magnum
For protection not for fun
God says make my day

God votes Republican
The only way to get things done
God loves makin' dough
Don't like payin' taxes though

God loves Disneyland
Loves a man to be a man
God loves the USA

God loves democracy more than aristocracy
God hates Iraqians, Russians, Jews and Libyans
(And anyone else who isn't a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant)

God is good, God is great
God don't like the welfare state
(He hates Sweden)
God drives a Chevrolet

God made petroleum to make my Winnebago run
God made plants and trees
We can waste them as we please
God loves the strong and tall
God loves white folks most of all

God loves the USA
God loves the USA
God loves the USA
He told me personally, and I know what God likes



Anywhere But Here


Every night I stare up at the ceiling
Watching all the shadows disappear
Every night I stare up at the ceiling
Wishing I was anywhere but here

Every night I rearrange the furniture
Every night I cry another tear
Every night I rearrange the furniture
Wishing I was anywhere but here

I try to be strong, I try to hold on
I try not to let it show
It's sad but it's true
My life without you is something that
I just can't get used to

Every night I count up to a million
Watch myself get older in the mirror
Every night I count up to a million.
Wishing I was anywhere but here



Oh Yes I Do


I'm not talking out of my ass
I'm not telling tales out of class
I'm not saying things I don't mean to say
You don't believe me anyway

Do I love you? Oh yes I do

I'm not talking to hear my voice
I can't help myself -- ain't got no choice
I'm not stretching the truth -- I never lie
You don't believe me -- I don't know why

Do I love you? Oh yes I do

I'm not talking to myself
I'm not talking to somebody else
But you make me feel misunderstood
You don't believe me and I wish you would

Do I love you? Oh yes I do



I Love Him I Hate Him






Drive In Reverse

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Don't honk your horn at me, get upset or angry
Don't stick that finger out, no need to shout
Why don't you pass me by? I see no reason why
Why we can't share this road and still be friends

Sometimes it's a blessing
Sometimes it's a curse
I always drive in reverse

I'm walking backwards too, so I can only see
What's going on behind and not in front of me
I know where I have been. I know what I have done
Try walking backwards too, like everyone

Sometimes it's a blessing
Sometimes it's a curse
I always drive in reverse

Rear end -- look out for my rear end
Look out -- you pedestrians
Sometimes I lose control

No matter where I walk. No matter where I drive
The place I want to be I never do arrive
Go on and pass me by. I see no reason why
Why we can't share this road and still be friends

Sometimes it's a blessing
Sometimes it's a curse
I always drive in reverse

You may get there faster
You may get there first
I always drive in reverse

I always drive
You always drive
We always drive in reverse



Life's Too Short


Life's too short to sit around the house
Drinking 'til you're deaf and dumb and blind
Life's too short to do what everybody
Tells you you're supposed to do

Life's too short to wake up
Feeling helpless, tired and afraid
Life's too short to waste one second,
One minute, one hour, one day

Life's too short to argue and to fight
To make each other cry night after night
Life's too short to scratch and claw and bite
Thinking it will set you free

Life's too short too wake up
Feeling useless, tired and blase'
Life's too short to waste one second
One minute, one hour, one day

Life's too short to dig yourself a hole
Set yourself on fire to save your soul
Life's too short to think you gotta
Act like everybody else does

Life's too short to fill yourself with hate
When things don't go your way
Life's too short to waste one second
One minute, one hour, one day



I Think I'll Join A Cult


I've got no self esteem
Nothing to look forward to
I tell you what I'm gonna do
To make my life complete

I think I'll join a cult
And give away my car
Get my brainwaves analyzed,
Act like I've been hypnotized,
Claim to have seen Jesus Christ in Idaho.
Oh, I don't know....

I think I'll join a cult,
And shave off all my hair
Get a bride from South Korea,
Talk in onomatopoeia
Up 'til now I never thought I'd be a real adult
So now, I think I'll join a cult

Selling roses by the roadside
Drinking grape Kool-Aid
I've got no self esteem
Nothing to look forward to
I tell you what I'm going to do
To make my life complete

I think I'll join a cult
And worship Linda Blair
Pray to Beelzebub
In my satanic country club,
Maybe build a commune up in Idaho
Oh, I don't know....

I think I'll join a cult
They call it real life
Get a house and a minivan,
Have some babies if I can.
Up 'til now I never planned to be a real adult,
So now, I think I'll join a cult

Selling roses by the roadside
Annoying people at airports
I think I'll join a cult



Kiss Kiss Bang Bang


You're purring like a kitten, it makes me suspicious
I'm gentle as a lamb but I could turn vicious
Kiss kiss bang bang -- and I love you
Kiss kiss bang bang -- the movie's through

It's such a happy ending too

I'll wear a white tuxedo and snift some brandy
You'll wear spaghetti straps and eat pills like candy
Kiss kiss bang bang -- and I love you
Kiss kiss bang bang -- the movie's through

You speak Italian and it comes out English
I don't speak at all

You'll be so beautiful yet so fraught with danger
I'll be mysterious like the handsome stranger
Kiss kiss bang bang -- and I love you
Kiss kiss bang bang -- the movie's through

Kiss kiss bang bang -- and don't look back
Kiss kiss bang bang -- and fade to black



Hercules Unchained


You make me feel like Hercules unchained
You make me feel like Superman's second cousin
You make me feel like a runaway train
Thought I was foolin baby, ow you know I really wasn't mad
I was just lying on your doorstep, drowning in the pouring rain

You make me feel like Hercules
You make me feel like Hercules baby
You make me feel like Hercules unchained

You make me feel like I'm as big as a house
Someday you're gonna put my picture on your coffee table
You make me feel like Mr. Mighty Mouse
You said you'd call me, but I guess you were unable to
You must have been busy, no need to explain

You make me feel like Hercules
You make me feel like Hercules baby
You make me feel like Hercules unchained

You make me feel like the fourth Musketeer
You make me feel like the 13th Apostle
When you gonna let me stick my tongue in your ear?
I'd love you better, but it just isn't possible to
And you, you're so adorable pretending not to know my name



Long Good-Bye


When I'm gone, promise me this
That you'll never cry, there's no need for sorrow
When I'm far away, I will never forget
How I love you today, and I'll love you tomorrow

And once, before I go....

Give me a smile, and a kiss, and a long good-bye
Just a smile and a kiss and a long good-bye
Every night I will wait 'til the day I die
For your smile and your kiss and your long good-bye

March away. I'm off to a war
That no one can win. It's already over
I'm surprised how little we've learned
When Cain raised his hand, well, then it was over

And once before I go....

Give me a smile and a kiss and a long good-bye
Just a smile and a kiss and a long good-bye
Every night I will wait 'til the day I die
For your smile and your kiss and your long good-bye

And if I die, promise me this
The love that I gave to you, it had to mean something
Promise me, when our baby is born, you'll tell her of me
I had to mean something

And once before I go....

Give me a smile and a kiss and a long good-bye
Just a smile and a kiss and a long good-bye
Every night I will pray 'til the day I die
For your smile and your kiss and your long good-bye



Nude Party

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I'm nude -- you're nude
We're gonna have a nude party
I'm nude -- you're nude
We're gonna have a nude party
Let's have a nude party

Mom's nude -- Dad's nude
Playing bridge with their nude neighbors
Grandma's nude -- Grandpa's nude
Eating whipped cream and Life Savers

My baby looks so cute
In her birthday suit
We'll dance 'til dawn with nothing on
We're gonna have a nude party

Tom's nude, Dick's nude
And both of them are very Harry
George is nude, Barbara's nude
And both of them are very scary
They're gonna have a nude party

My baby looks so pretty
She's the Queen of the Naked City
We'll dance 'til dawn with nothing on
We're gonna have a nude party



Light The Light


I'm so afraid that you'll forget
That I was ever here
You'll think it over,
Everything will seem completely clear
The words of love, the promises,
They never were enough.
To light the light of love

I'm so afraid you might find
You've lost your faith in me.
But things can change, I know they can,
If only we believe
If we believe in all the things
We've been despairing of,
We might light the light of love

Light the light -- the light of love



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