1: Send In The Clowns

Isn't it rich, are we a pair
Me here at last on the ground
You in mid-air
Send in the clowns

Isn't it bliss, don't you approve
One who keeps tearing around
One who can't move
Where are the clowns
Send in the clowns

Just when I'd stopped opening doors
Finally knowing the one that I wanted
Was yours
Making my entrance again with my
Usual flair
Sure of my lines
No one is there

Don't you love farce,
My fault I fear,
I thought thar you'd want what I want
Sorry my dear
But where are the clowns
There ought to be clowns
Quick send in the clowns

What a surprise!
Who could foresee
I'd come to feel about you
What you felt about me?
Why only now I see
That you've drifted away?
What a surprise...
What a cliche...

Isn't it rich, isn't it queer
Losing my timing this late
In my career
And where are the clowns
Quick send in the clowns
Don't bother, they're here

2: Clothes Of Sand

Who has dressed you in strange clothes of sand,
Who has taken you far from my land,
Who has said my saying were wrong,
And who will say that I stayed much too long?

Clothes of sand have covered your face,
Given you meaning but taken my place,
So make your way on down the sea,
Something has take you so far from me.

Does it now seem worth all the colour of skies,
To see the earth through painted eyes,
To look through panes of shaded glass,
See the stains of winter's glass?

Can you now return to from where you came,
Try to burn your changing name,
Or with silver spoons and coloured light
Will you worship moons in winter's night.

Clothes of sand have covered your face,
Given you meaning but taken my place,
So make your way on down the sea,
Something has take you so far from me.

3: Cathedral Song

I saw from the cathedral
You were watching me
And I saw from the cathedral
What I should be

So take my lies
And take my time
'Cause all the others want to take my life

And I watch, with an intent, basic
It's the same for you
You hold your hand
And it's all fine - laced and
What would you make me do

So take my lies
And take my time
'Cause all the others want to take my life

Serious for the winter time
To wrench my soul
Whole cotton whole cotton ears
But I know there must be
Yes, I know there must be
Yes, I know there must be a place to go

You saw me, from the cathedral
Well, I'm an ancient heart
Yes, you saw me from the cathedral
And here we are just falling apart

You catch me
I am tired
I want all that you are

And I saw from the cathedral
You were leaving me
And I saw from the cathedral
You could not see to see

So take my time
And take my lies
'Cause all the others want to take my life

4: Love Is

Love is a shiny car
Love is a steel guitar
Love is a battle scar
Love is the morning star

Love is a twelve-bar blues
Love is your blue suede shoes
Love is a heart abused
Love is a mind confused

Love is the pleasures untold
And for some love is still a band of gold
My love has no reason has no rhyme
My love crossed the double line

Love is a minor chord
Love is a mental ward
Love is a drawn sword
Love is it's own reward

Love is the pleasures untold
And for some love is still a band of gold
My love has no reason has no rhyme
My love crossed the double line

5: Cherish

So tired of broken hearts, of losing at this game
Before I start this dance
I take a chance in telling you
I want more than just romance
You are my destiny, I can't let go baby
Can't you see
Cupid please take your aim at me

Cherish the thought
Of always having you here by my side
Cherish the joy
You keep bringing it into my life
Cherish your strength
You got the power to make me feel good
Perish the thought
Of ever leaving I never would
I was never satisfied with casual encounters
I can't hide the need for two hearts that bleed
With burning love
That's the way it's got to be
Romeo and Juliet, they never felt this way I bet
So don't understimate my point of view
Cherish the thought
Of always having you here by my side
Cherish the joy
You keep bringing it into my life
Cherish your strength
You got the power to make me feel good
Perish the thought
Of ever leaving I never would
Who? You! Can't get away, I won't let you
Who? You! I could never forget to
Cherish is the world I use to remind me of
... Your love
Romeo and Juliet, they never felt this way I bet

So don't understimate my point of view

Give me strength
Give me joy my boy
I will always
Cherish you

6: Miss Celie's Blues

Sister, you've been on my mind
Sister, we're two of a kind
So sister, I'm keepin' my eyes on you
I betcha think I don't know nothin'
But singin' the blues
Oh sister, have I got news for you
I'm somethin'
I hope you think that you're somethin' too
Scufflin', I been up that lomesone road
And I seen a lot of suns goin' down
Oh, but trust me
Now low life's gonna run me around
So let me tell you somethin' sister
Remember your name
No twister, gonna steal your stuff away
My sister
Sho' ain't got a whole lot of time
So shake you shimmy,
Sister
'Cause honey I sure is feelin' time

7: The Ballad Of The Sad Young Men

Sing a song of sad young man
Glasses full of rye
All the news is bad again so
Kiss your dreams goodbye

All the sad young men sitting in the bars
Knowing neon nights missing all the stars
All the sad young men drifting through the town
Drinking up the night trying not to drown
All the sad young men singing in the cold
Trying to forget that they're growing old
All the sad young men choking on their worth
Trying to be brave, running from the truth
Autumm turns the leaves gold
Slowly dies the heart
Sad young men are growing old
And that's the cruelest part
All the sad young men seek a certain smile
Someone they can hold for a little while
Tired little girl does the best she can
Trying to be gay for her sad young man
While the grimy moon watches from above
All the sad young men play of making love
Misbegotten moon shine for sad young men
Let your gentle light guide them home tonight
All the sad young men

8: If I Loved You

If I loved you
Time and again
I would try to say,
All I'd want you to know
If I loved you,
Words wouldn't come in an
Easy way
Round in circles I'd go
Longing to tell you
But afraid and shy
I'd let my golden chances
Pass me by
Soon you'd leave me
Off you would go
In the mist of day
Never never
To know
How I loved you
If I loved
You

9: And So It Goes

In every heart there is a room
A sanctuary safe and strong
To heal the wounds frome lovers past
Until a new one comes along

I spoke to you in cautious tones
You answered me with no pretense
And still feel I said too much
My silence is my self defense

And every time I've held a rose
It seems I only felt the thorns
And so it goes, and so it goes
And so will you soon I suppose

But if my silence made you leave
Then that would be my worst mistake
So I will share this room with you
And you can have this heart to break

And this is why my eyes are closed
It's just as well for all I've seen
And so it goes, and so it goes
And you're the only one who knows

So I would choose to be with you
That's if the choice were mine to make
But you can make decisions too
And you can have this heart to break

And so it goes, and so it goes
And you're the only one who knows

10: I Get Along Without You Very Well

I get along without you very well
Of course I do
Except when soft rains fall
And drip from leaves then I recall
The thrill of being sheltered in your arms
Of course I do
But I get along without you very well

I've forgotten you just like I should
Of course I have
Except to hear your name
Or someone's laugh that is the same
But I'v forgotten you like I should

What a guy, what a fool am I
To think my breaking heart could kid the moon
What's in store, should I phone once more
No it's best that I stick to my tune

I get along without you very well
Of course I do
Except perhaps in spring
But I should never think of spring
For that would surely break my heart in two

11: Somewhere In My Broken Heart

You made up your mind it was time it was over
After we had come so far
But I think there's enough pieces of forgiveness
Somewhere in my broken heart

I would not have chosen the road you have taken
It has left us miles apart
But I think can still find the will to keep going
Somewhere in my broken heart

So fly, go ahead and fly
Until you find out who you are
I will keep my love unspoken
Somewhere in my broken heart

I hope that in time you will find
What you long for
Love that's written in the stars
And when you finally do I think you will see it's
Somewhere in my broken heart
Oh, I will keep my love unspoken
Somewhere in my broken heart
I hope that in time you will find
What you long for
Love that's written in the stars
And when you finally do I think you will see it's
Somewhere in my broken,
Somewhere in my broken
Somewhere in my broken heart

12: If You See Him, Say Hello

If you see him, say hello, he might be in Tangier
He left here last early spring, is livin' there, I hear
Say for me that I'm all right though
Things get kind of slow
He might think that I've forgotten him,
Don't tell him it isn't so.

We had a falling-out, like lovers often will
And to think of how he left that night,
It still brings me a chill
And though our separation,
It pierced me to the heart
He still lives inside of me, we've never been apart

If you get close to him, kiss him once for me
I always have respected him
For doing what he did and gettin' free
Oh, whatever makes him happy,
I won't stand in the way
Though the bitter taste still lingers on
From the night I tried to make him stay

I see a lot of people as I make the rounds
And I hear his name here and there
As I go from town to town
And I've never gotten used to it,
I've just learned to turn it off
Either I'm too sensitive or else I'm gettin' soft.

Sundown, yellow moon, I replay the past
I know every scene by heart,
They all went by so fast
If he's passin' back this way,
I'm not that hard to find
Tell him he can look me up if he's got the time.

13: If Tomorrow Never Comes

Sometimes late at night
I lie awake and watch him sleeping
He's lost in peaceful dreams
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark
And the thought crosses my mind
If I never wake up in the morning
Would he ever doubt the way I feel
About him in my heart

If tomorrow never comes
Will he know how much I loved him
Did I try in every way to show him every day
That he's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And he must face the world without me
Is the love I gave him in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

'Cause I've lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them
Never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say each day how much he means to me
And avoid the circumstance
Where there's no second chance to tell him
How I feel

So tell that someone that you love
Just what you're thinking of
If tomo
Rrow never comes

14: The Heart Of The Matter

I got the call today, I didn't wanna hear
But I knew that it would come
An old true friend of ours was talkin' on the phone
He said you found someone
And I thought of all the bad luck, and the
Struggles we went through
And how I lost me and you lost you
What are these voices outside love's open door
Make us throw off our contentment and beg for something more?
I'm learning to live without you now
But I miss you sometimes
The more I know, the less I understand
All the things I thought I knew,
I'm learning again
I've been tryin' to get down
To the heart of the matter
But my will gets weak and my thoughts
Seem to scatter
But I think it's about forgiveness
Forgiveness

Even if, even if you don't love me anymore
These times are so uncertain
There's a yearning undefined...
People filled with rage
We all need a little tenderness
How can love survive in such a graceless age?

The trust and self-assurance
That lead to happiness
They're the very things we kill, I guess
Pride and competition
Cannot fill these empty arms
And the work I put between us
Doesn't keep me warm

I'm learning to live without you now
But I miss you, baby
The more I now, the less I understand
All the things I thought I'd figured out

I have to learn again
I've been trying to get down
To the heart of the matter
But everything changes
And my friends seem to scatter
But I think it's about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don't love me anymore

There are people in your life
Who've come and gone
They let you down and hurt your pride
Better put it all behind you; life goes on
You keep carryin' that anger,
It'll eat you up inside

I've been trying to get down
To the heart of the matter
But my will gets weak
And my thoughts seem to scatter
But I think it's about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don't love me

I've been trying to get down
To the heart of the matter
Because the flesh will get weak
And the ashes will scatter
So I'm thinkin' about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don't love me

15: Old Friend

Everytime I've lost another lover
I call up my old friend
And say let's get together
I'm under the weather
Another love has suddenly come to an end
And he listens as I tell him my sad story
And wonders at my taste in men
And we wonder why I do it
And the pain of getting through it
And he laughs and says: "You'll do it again !"
And we sit in a bar and talk till two
'Bout life and love as old friends do
And tell each other what we've been through
How love is rare, life is strange
Nothing lasts, people change
And I ask him if his life is ever lonely
And if he ever feels despair
And he says he's learned to love it
'Cause that's really a part of it
And it helps him feel the good times when they're there

And we wonder if I'll live with any lover
Or spend my life alone
And the bartender is dozing
And it's getting time for closing
So we figure that I'll make it on my own

But we'll meet the year we're sixty-two
And travel the world as old friends do
And tell each other what we've been through
How love is rare, life is strange
Nothing lasts, people change

16: Say It Isn't So

You can't stop people from talking
And they're talking my dear
And the things they're saying
Fill my heart with fear
Now I could never believe them
When they say you're untrue
I know that they're mistaken
Still I want to hear it from you

Say it isn't so
Say it isn't so
Everyone is saying you don't love me,
Say it isn't so
Everywhere I go, everyone I know,
Whispers that you're growing tired of me,
Say it isn't so

People say that you found somebody new
And it won't be long before you leave me
Say it isn't true
Say that everything is still okay
That's all I want to know
And what they're saying, say it isn't so

17: Let's Face The Music & Dance

There may be trouble ahead
But while there's moonlight & music
& love & romance
Let's face the music & dance

Before the fiddlers have fled
Before they ask us to pay the bill
& while we still have a chance
Let's face the music & dance
Soon, we'll be without the moon
Humming a different tune
& then there may be teardrops to shed

But while there's moonlight & music
& love & romance, let's face
The music & dance, dance
Let's face the music & dance

18: Somewhere

Someday, somewhere
We'll find a new way of living
We'll find a way of forgiving
Somewhere
There's is a place for us
Somewhere a place for us
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us
Somewhere
There's a time for us
Someday a time for us
Time together with time to spare
Time to learn
Time to care
Someday, somewhere
We'll find a new way of living
We'll find there's a way of forgiving
Somewhere
There's a place for us
A time and a place for us
Hold my hand and we're half way there
Hold my hand
And I'll take you there
Somehow
Someday, somewhere

19: Paper Of Pins

I'll give to you this paper of pins
If that's the way our love begins
If you will marry me, me, me
If you will marry me.

I'll not accept your paper of pins
If that's the way our love begins
And I'll not marry you, you, you
No, I'll not marry you.

I'll give to you this dress of red
All stitched around with golden thread
If you will marry me, me, me
If you will marry me.

I'll not accept your dress of red
All stitched around with golden thread
And I'll not marry you, you, you
No, I'll not marry you.

I'll give to you this golden chest
So you may have money at your request
If you will marry me, me, me
If you will marry me.

I'll not accept your golden chest
So I may have money at my request
And I won't marry you, you, you
No, I won't marry you.

Well, I'll give to you my hand and my heart
So we may marry and never part
If you will marry me, me, me
If you will marry me.

I will accept you hand and your heart
That we may marry and never part
And I will marry you, you, you
And you will marry me, me, me
Yes, I will marry you

20: When You Wish Upon A Star

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
Like dreamers do

Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and pulls you through
When you wish upon a star your dreams come true

21: Close The Door Lightly When You Go

Turn around, don't whisper out my name
For like a breeze, it'd stir a dying flame
I'll miss someone, if it eases you to know
So close the door lightly when you go
Who was the one that stole my mind?
Who was the one that robbed my time?
Who was the one who made me feel unkind?
So fare thee well, sweet love of mine

Take your tears to someone else's eyes
They're made of glass
And are cut like wounded lies
Memories are drifting like the snow
But close the door lightly when you go

Don't look back to where you once hade been
Look straight ahead
When you're walking through the rain
And find a light
If the path gets dark and cold
But close the door lightly when you go.
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