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This page contains lyrics of:
  • We've Only Just Begun
  • Love Is Surrender
  • Maybe It's You
  • Help!
  • (They Long To Be) Close To You
  • I'll Never Fall In Love Again
  • Creasant Noon
  • Mr. Guder
  • I Kept On Loving You
  • Another Song

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"Close To You" - 1970
We've Only Just Begun
 
We´ve only just begun to live,
White lace and promises
A kiss for luck and we´re on our way.
We´ve just begun.
Before the rising sun we fly,
So many roads to choose
We start out walking and learn to run.
And yes, We´ve just begun.
Sharing horizons that are new to us,
Watching the signs along the way,
Talking it over just the two of us,
Working together day to day
Together.
And when the evening comes we smile,
So much of life ahead
We´ll find a place where there´s room to grow,
And yes, We´ve just begun.
 
Love Is Surrender
Talk about love
how it makes life complete
You can talk all you want
make it sound nice and sweet,
But the words have an empty ring,
and they don´t really mean a thing,
Chorus:
Without Him love is not to be found;
not to be found.
For love is surrender,
Love is surrender to His will
Love is surrender to His will
Sing about love
and the strength it can give
You can sing how you´re ready
to face life and live,
But you know as the days go by
that no matter how hard you try,
Chorus
Shout about love
and the wars will all end
You can shout we´re all brothers
and even pretend
But you can´t cover up the past
just pretending we´ll never last,
Chorus
 
Maybe It's You
Maybe it's you, maybe it's me
Maybe it's just the constant rhythm of the sea
Maybe it's just that I've never been the kind
Who can pass a lucky penny by
Maybe it's wise, maybe it's not
Maybe it's you who brought me caring I forgot
Isn't it nice to talk about the special way
That you smile whenever I'm around
Rising on the shore the ocean came
Walks along the waves of velveteen
His only thought was love for me
Couldn't we stay, or must you go
Couldn't we stay and watch the splashing rocks we throw
Only a fool would want to leave the paradise
That I find whenever you're around
Only a fool
 
Reason To Believe

If I listened long enough to you
I'd find a way to believe that it's all true
Knowing that you lied, straight-faced, while I cried
Still I'd look to find a reason to believe
Someone like you makes it hard to live without somebody else
Someone like you makes it easy to give, never think of myself
If I gave you time to change my mind
I'd find a way to leave the past behind
Knowing that you lied, straight-faced, while I cried
Still I'd look to find a reason to believe
Someone like you makes it hard to live without somebody else
Someone like you makes it easy to give, never think of myself
Someone like you makes it hard to think about somebody else
If I listened long enough to you
I'd find a way to believe that it's all true
I'd find a reason, a reason to believe (oh no)
And though I want you, you're just not what I need
Someone like you makes it hard to live without somebody else
Someone like you makes it easy to give, never think of myself
Someone like you makes it hard to live without somebody else
Someone like you, like you
I'd find a reason to believe
I would find a reason to believe
Fade
 
Help!
 
When I was younger, so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody's help in any way.
But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured,
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors.
     Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
     and I do appreciate you being  round.
     Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
     won't you please, please help me.
And now my life has changed in oh so many ways,
My independence seems to vanish in the haze.
But every now and then I feel so insecure,
I know that I just need you like I've never done before.
     Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
     and I do appreciate you being  round.
     Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
     won't you please, please help me.
When I was younger, so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody's help in any way.
But now these daya are gone, I'm not so self assured,
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors.
     Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
     and I do appreciate you being  round.
     Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
     won't you please, please help me, help me, help me, oh.
          - John Lennon & Paul McCartney
 
(They Long To Be) Close to you

Why do birds suddenly appear, ev'ry time you are near?
Just like me, they long to be close to you.
Why do stars fall down from the sky, ev'ry time you walk by?
Just like me, they long to be close to you.
* Oh the day that you were born the angels got together.
And decided to create a dream come true.
So, they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold,
And star-light in your eyes of blue.
That is why all the boys in town follow you all around.
Just like me , they long to be close to you...
 
Baby It's You
David/Bacharach/Williams
It's not the way you smile that touched my heart
It's not the way you kiss that tears my apart
But how many many many nights go by
I sit alone at home and cry over you
What can I do
Can't help myself
Cause baby it's you
Baby it's you
You should hear what they say about you (cheat, cheat)
They say, they say you never never ever been true (cheat, cheat)
Wo ho, it doesn't matter what they say
I know I'm gonna love you any old way
What can I do, then it's true
Don't want nobody, nobody
Cause baby it's you
Baby it's you
Wo ho, it doesn't matter what they say
I know I'm gonna love you any old way
What can I do, then it's true
Don't want nobody, nobody
Cause baby it's you
Baby it's you
Don't leave me all alone
 
I'll Never Fall In Love Again

What do you get when you fall in love?
A guy with a pin to burst your bubble
That's what you get for all your trouble.
I'll never fall in love again.
I'll never fall in love again.

What do you get when you kiss a guy?
You get enough germs to catch pneumonia.
After you do, he'll never phone you.
I'll never fall in love again.
I'll never fall in love again.

Don't tell me what is all about,
'Cause I've been there and I'm glad I'm out,
Out of those chains, those chains that bind you
That is why I'm here to remind you

What do you get when you fall in love?
You get enough tears to fill an ocean
That's what you get for your devotion.
I'll never fall in love again.
I'll never fall in love again.

What do you get when you fall in love?
You only get lies and pain and sorrow.
So, for at least until tomorrow,
I'll never fall in love again!
I'll never fall in love again!
 
Crescent Noon

Green September
Burned to October brown
Bare November
Led to December's frozen ground
The seasons stumbled round
Our drifting lives are bound
To a falling crescent noon
 
Feather clouds cry
A vale of tears to earth
Morning breaks and
No one sees the quiet mountain birth
Dressed in a brand new day
The sun is on its way
To a falling crescent noon
 
Somewhere in
A fairytale forest lies one
Answer that is waiting to be heard
 
 
You and I were
Born like the breaking day
All our seasons
All our green Septembers
Burn away
Slowly we'll fade into
A sea of midnight blue
And a falling crescent noon
 
Mr. Guder
(Richard Carpenter)
Notes
Basically, Mr Guder is based on Richard´s boss when he used to play in the ´Coke
Corner´ in Disneyland before they made it big. His job was to play some little
dittys for the visitors. However Richard got a little bored with some of the
tunes he was playing so he decided to jazz them up a little and play tunes of
his own. Needless to say the boss got a little upset with Richard for this and
inevitably fired him. So Mr. Guder is really a tongue in cheek dig at his old
boss.
So I´m lead to believe anyway. Thats what Richard said in a concert.
Mister Guder, say Mister Guder,
May I have a moment with you,
For there is something I´ve got to say
and please don´t let it scare you away.
Mister Guder, say Mister Guder,
I have seen you go through a day,
You´re ev´ry-thing a robot lives for,
walk in at night and roll out the door at five.
You reflect the company image,
you maintain their rules to live by,
Shine your shoes, let´s keep a neat haircut
now that you´re wearing a coat and tie.
Mister Guder, say Mister Guder,
someday soon you may realize
you´ve blown your life just playing a game
where no one wins but ev´ry one stays the same.
 
I Kept On Loving You
(Paul Williams and Roger Nichols)
I ran away from you
and left you crying,
And though I´m here to stay
you think I´m lying
But I´ve changed my ways
and my wandering days are through;
and through it all,
I´ve kept on loving you.
Chorus:
Don´t worry baby please don´t cry,
I´m home for good and I will never leave you
Don´t worry baby please don´t cry,
You must believe me and I will never leave you.
You´ve heard this all before
I don´t deny it
The road was long and wide
I had to try it
Though I hurt you girl
These were things I had to do
But through it all
I kept on loving you.
Chorus:
 
Another Song
(Richard Carpenter / John Bettis)
Album: Close To You 1970
The moon that rose now descended,
And the love one shared now had ended,
And soon the day would come.
And when the day had come, the light that fell at dawn was cold--
the warmth of you had gone,
A taste of loneliness cut through the earliness and oh,
the wind sang of you, softly they said,
All my fav´rite dreams were dead,
Leaving a cloud of sadness in my head
And though I´m buried in a sad song of the morning wind,
I know the day would bring another song for me to sing,
But when the day had come. the light that fell at dawn was cold--
the warmth of you was gone.