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Brook Adams

Story

A tale of domestic "not so bliss".

Lyrics

Everybody's got a little secret that they don't want anyone to know.
Everything was hidden in my shell so well until I let it go.
Everything was fine. I opened my mouth and crossed the line.
Everything was good, and now I'm the fool of the neighborhood.

You gotta work things out, knock on wood.
You gotta scream and shout sometimes.
But if you want her to stay you gotta treat her good.

Trouble started cookin' when my baby started lookin' what was wrong with me.
Gettin' in a fight I said she wasn't as delightin' as she used to be.
Baby start to cry, callin' her mama and sayin' goodbye.
Feelin' like a fool. 'Cause you gotta be stupid to be so cruel.

You gotta work things out, knock on wood.
You gotta scream and shout sometimes.
But if you want her to stay you gotta treat her good.

Seven minutes later I was in an elevator to the thirteenth floor.
Seekin' mediation to amend my situation, 'cause that's what that man is for.
He looked me in the eye, and said; "You should'na made yer baby cry."
"...and I'll do what I can. But there's one thing you gotta understand."

You gotta work things out, knock on wood.
You gotta scream and shout sometimes.
But if you want her to stay you gotta treat her good.

Brook Adams

Lyrics

Well I held her in my arms last night. Held a goddess in the soft moonlight.
I was wishin' for a word to say. Tried to kiss her but she slipped away.
Another night, another day, another lesson to be learned.
You're gonna catch on fire, when you're ready to burn.

Oh yeah, Al-right, Right now, Hey Hey...
Oh yeah, Al-right, Right now, Hey Hey...

I been looking every night and day, for the magic that would make her stay.
Doin' everything I think I can. Try and make myself a better man.
But when I find myself a-lone, I'm not sup-posed to be con-cerned
I'm gonna catch on fire, when I'm ready to burn.

Oh yeah, Al-right, Right now, Hey Hey...
Oh yeah, Al-right, Right now, Hey Hey...

Everytime I see you smile at me, I get a feelin' like a man set free.
I been dreamin' of you by my side. Never gonna know un-til we try.
And when you give your love to me, pretty baby that's our turn.
We're gonna catch on fire, when we're ready to burn.

Oh yeah, Al-right, Right now, Hey Hey...
Oh yeah, Al-right, Right now, Hey Hey...

Brook Adams

Lyrics

Twenty one days on the road without you.
Twenty one nights I was dreamin' about you.
Promised land passin' by all around me.
Happy man, felt so glad that you found me.

And if trouble came along, I thought of you and it made me strong.
Oh Sylvia, ohh Sylvia.

You don't need any body to save you.
Don't believe love should have to enslave you.
And even though I needed someone to hold me.
I did not know, just how love could control me.

So I thought I'd let you in. You opened up my heart again.
Oh Sylvia, ohh Sylvia, oh Sylvia, ohh Sylvia.

Felt so good to hold someone in my arms again.
Guess I shoulda listened to the a-larm.
Felt so sweet believing I could be-long again.
I was wrong again, wrong again...

Late last night, playing out with the band,
Sylvia, be here soon like we planned.

Check my watch, check that door. She ain't comin' around no more.
No Sylvia, ohh Sylvia, goodbye Sylvia, I'm gonna miss you Sylvia.

Brook Adams
Dave Goulder

Story

I was learning a song called "Sandwood Down To Kyle" and noted the author is a contemporary songwriter named Dave Goulder. I went to hear other songs of his and found this gem. The intro is lifted from the Bert Jansch version.

Brook Adams

Lyrics

Wo ya makela. Masulu masa sela.
Tomu teda tela alou alou ah.

There's a place in the heart where the darkness can't go.
There's a fountain of love flowing out of the soul.
Like a river of light as it winds on the way.
In the heart of the night in the heat of the day. I say...

Wo ya makela. Masulu masa sela.
Tomu teda tela alou alou ah.

Like the heat on your skin with the sun burnin' cruel
Let the thunder roll in with it's rain runnin' cool.
Say goodbye to your fear as it washes away.
And the water will clear, and the river will say...

Wo ya makela. Masulu masa sela.
Tomu teda tela alou alou ah.

Brook Adams

Lyrics

Lookit that sunny day. Lookit that shiny sky. Tellin' my blues goodbye, blues goodbye.
Lookit that smilin' face, Here in this happy place feelin' yer sweet embrace, my oh my.

'cause if I wait, for my time to come, Well I don't know, how far I can run.
But if I try, and miss it by a mile, Well I won't look back except to smile.

Is happiness here to stay waitin' out in the sun, for the good times to come, times to come.
I can believe it's true, now that I'm here with you, Everything old is new, just begun.

And if I cry, just a little while passes by, until it's time to smile.
Give your love, away to someone else but 'cha better save just a little for yourself.

Lookit that sunny day. Lookit that shiny sky.
Tellin' my blues goodbye, blues goodbye.

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