Here's Tom With The Weather

As Long As I’ve Got You
Morning paper soaking from the rain
And Kilroy’s hair’s turned blue
Feed the cat the fish, the dog’s the same
I’m soaking through and through

All through this winter time
This hovel’s been a pain
And I don’t care what anybody says
As long as I’ve got you

I heard this song in Bernie’s on the Lane
So beautiful, so true
It was late, I couldn’t say his name
But somehow it was you

All through the night
The melody’s my brain
I’ll have to ask him when I’m on the Lane
And find out just for you

Morning papers soaking from the rain
But as long as I’ve got you
As long as I’ve got you

Soldier Man
Soldier man lives by the sea
Waits for you
Won’t wait for me
Is there something you need?
And what could it be?
Maybe it’s me
It’s the end of the season

Fortune man waits by the sea
Go-between, parcel for me
Is there something you need?
And what could it be?
Maybe it’s me
It’s the end of the season
The end of the season

Soldier man lives by the sea
Waits for you
Won’t wait for me
Is there something you need?
And what could it be?
Maybe it’s me
It’s the end of the season
The end of the season

Byrds Turn To Stone
How can you shine so bright and still you shine for me?
Travelling through the night a million miles with me
Listening to Wild Mountain Thyme, The Byrds and Arthur Lee

We’d spend the time, feeding our minds
Byrds turn to stone, night after night

Learning to play the guitar , one for you, one for me
Who’d be the first one to learn all the tricks by Mr Lee
Stuck in me Ma’s old back room with endless cups of tea

We’d spend the time, blowing our minds
Byrds turn to stone, night after night

Remember the day when me ma had Swifty’s keys
And freaked us out and laughter all night long

‘Come on’ she said
The queens not dead
The beautiful danger
‘Come on’ she said
The queens not dead
The beautiful danger

Beautiful danger

The Girl With The Long Brown Hair
How can I be sure?
When she’s banging at the door
What a place to share
The girl with the long brown hair

She’s alright with me
Makes his cakes and ripple wine
I’m in love with her
I can’t help it

She plays old movies through the night
She’ll bang down if it’s alright, yeah

How can I be sure?
When she’s banging at the door
What a place to care
The girl with the mousy hair

She’s alright with me
Makes his cakes and ripple wine
I’m in love with her
I can’t help it

She plays old Tamla through the night
She’ll bang down if it’s alright, yeah

And you really gotta know
You really gotta know
Talking about the girl
Talking about the girl

On The Terrace
We’re sitting on the terrace on the Portobello Road
Waiting for the man to come
It’s a complicated situation

Bill rings his bell
He plays us his song in the Morning Sun
It’s tolerated emancipation

You, you know you’re fond
Of a little bit of Doris Day
A little bit of Doris Day

Mia rings the bell
She’s gonna play us a song
We’re sitting in the Morning Sun
She’s a devil angel
She’s Joniated

Mia takes the gear
She plays us a song
We’re sitting in the Morning Sun
It’s a complicated situation

You, you know you’re fond
Of a little bit of Doris Day
A little bit of Doris Day

I take Mama
I take Papa
I take Cobi to Mexico

I take Jekyl
I take ?
I take a Breville to Mexico

When Tarrantino started to sing his songs alone
You could run him home

When all the people started to shout hooray! hooray!
You’ll come running

Remember a time when a tear
When a teardrop’s left your eyes
And the soldiers yeah they came
Yeah they came and they burned
All our churches to the ground
And the Priest he’s gone away

He’s gone away
He’s gone away

Miles Apart
And it’s as far as I remember
As she felt into my heart
But we were as close as miles apart

It should have been better
No matter how we tried
And we were lying and dreaming
As pawns in our own decline

What we got are beautiful moments
They’re caught in a fleeting time

And I can but only let it
Accepted is the ties
Cause this is as good as bread and wine

He said it shouldn’t have it
Who said this is not right
And if we’re lying and dreaming
In courting our own demise
What we got is
Beautiful moments
We’re caught in a fleeting
Beautiful moments
They ‘re caught in

Right from the start
Don’t have to play no part
Not like we have to prove something
Beautiful moments
They’re caught in a fleeting time
Beautiful moments
They’re caught in

Meant To Be
Jamer’s on the run
Shooting stuff for fun
All in all his melody

Heidi’s is in a sloosh
Call it all a rouge
That’s the way it’s meant to be

Don’t lose control tonight
Cause what it’s like is what I’m saying
It’s in a lullaby

Honey’s on the run
Catching stuff for fun
That’s the way it’s meant to be
That’s the way it’s meant to be

People are strangers to you
Never inside
Come and join me on the other side

Jamer’s is on the run
Shooting stuff for fun
All in all his melody

Heidi’s is in a sloosh
Call it all a rouge
That’s the way it’s meant to be

Don’t lose control tonight
Cause what it’s like is what we’re saying
It’s in a lullaby

Honey’s on the run
Catching stuff for fun
That’s the way it’s meant to be
That’s the way it’s meant to be

People are strangers to you
Never inside
Come and join me on the other side

Carousel
I thought I heard you
And that’s no lie
I thought I saw you
In a corner of my eye
Does the water taste so sweet
You need water from me
You ought to know now
When it’s not right

A piece of time
Takes a little piece of the world
A piece of mine
Peace of mind
Now you try to take my heart
Now you try to take my heart

Don’t be alright
Upon this carousel running wild

Take a piece of what you make
Drink the health of all we say
But if the water tastes so sweet
You take water from me
You gotta know now
It’s not right

A piece of time
Takes a little piece of the world
A piece of mine
Peace of mind
Now don’t try to take my heart
Now don’t try to take my heart

Don’t be alright
Upon this carousel running wild

I thought I saw you
I thought I saw you
I thought I saw you
I thought I saw you

On The Streets Tonight
Terrorist Sam you know he’s a hoodlum
He’s on the run from the local solution
Eating cakes in the Rochester Tea Rooms
On the streets tonight

Suicide Pat you know she’s a real trooper
She’s got a gun and she knows how to use it
Getting rich and buying Peruvian
On the streets tonight

Sammy and Patty well they did some cruising
They fell in love and things got confusing
Little Daddy’s gonna pay for the honeymoon
On the streets tonight

Oh how we laughed
The Priest and all the guests they clapped
Then the Bride grabs the mike

Stick another bullet in the cake while you’re eating
You’re all phonies and you know you’ve been cheated
Sweet dreams honey I’m leaving
On the streets tonight

I’m on the streets tonight

Chinatown
My mailbag always seems undone,
So I’m leaving…yeah!
My postie’s gone and left his job
I’m gonna state my case
P ack my bags get out this place

Downtown, turn around, Going down Chinatown
Downtown, turn around, Going down Chinatown

Supposing it ain’t meant to be
Honest injuns…yeah!
El Paso’s not the place for me
I’m gonna state my case
Pack my bags get out this place

Downtown, turn around, Going down Chinatown
Downtown, turn around, Going down Chinatown

My mail bag always seems undone,
So I’m leaving…yeah!
My postie’s gone and left his job
I’m gonna state my case
Pack my bags get out this place

Downtown, turn around, Going down Chinatown
Downtown, turn around, Going down Chinatown

Downtown, turn around, Don’t look back Chinatown
KIlburn High Rd
From the track that hissed
From engine fast approaching

To the engines clipped-clopped
Rumbling heavily by
I want you

From the track that hissed great fears
Right out from me

Not great fears of great oblivions
Rumbled on by

I want you forever
I don’t know that you will be mine
But sometimes

From the clock that ticks the seconds
Out before me
To sweet flowers that sway in
Sunlight down the line
I want you forever
I don’t know that you will be mine
But sometimes

Happy Ever After
Isn’t it emancipated, hope it’s not delapitated
There’s the fellar at the gates
Let’s get inside, I just can’t wait

And one and one is tinged with laughter
We’ll be happy ever after

It’s the last one there’s no more
Let’s get inside, I like the doors
There’s the fellar at the gate
Let’s get inside it’s not too late

And one and one is tinged with laughter
We’ll be happy ever after

Isn’t it emancipating, hope it’s not delapitating
There’s the fellar at the gate
Let’s get inside, I just can’t wait

And one and one is tinged with laughter
We’ll be happy ever after

New York, New York
It’s a wonderful town

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