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CARPENTERS
NOW & THEN
***Please note that the lyrics to the "Oldies Medley" only includes lyrics from this ALBUM, not the original artists.

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NOW & THEN LYRICS 1973
SING
 
Sing, sing a song
Sing out loud
Sing out strong
Sing of good things not bad
Sing of happy not sad.
Sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last
Your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not
Good enough for anyone
Else to hear
Just sing, sing a song.
Sing, sing a song
Let the world sing along
Sing of love there could be
Sing for you and for me.
Sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last
Your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not
Good enough for anyone
Else to hear
Just sing, sing a song.
 
THIS MASQUERADE:
This Masquerade
Carpenters 
Are we really happy here
With this lonely game we play
Looking for words to say
Searching but not finding
understanding anywhere
We're lost in a masquerade
Both afraid to say we're just to far away
>From being close together from the start
We tried to talk it over but the words got in the way
We're lost inside this lonely game we play
Thoughts of leaving disappear
Every time I see your eyes
No matter how hard I try
To understand the reasons
Why we carry on this way
We're lost in a masquerade
 
HEATHER:
(Instrumental)
 
JAMBALAYA (ON THE BAYOU):
Goodbye, Joe, me gotta go, me oh my oh.
Me gotta go, pole the pirogue down the bayou.
My Yvonne, the sweetest one, me oh my oh.
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.
Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and filé* gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio.
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gayo,
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.
Thibodaux, Fontaineaux, the place is buzzin',
kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen.
Dress in style and go hog wild, me oh my oh.
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.
Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and filé gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio.
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gayo,
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.
Settle down far from town, get me a pirogue
and I'll catch all the fish in the bayou.
Swap my mon to buy Yvonne what she need-o.
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.
Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and filé gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio.
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gayo,
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.

NOTE:  The word filé (with an acute accent on the e,
pronounced feelay) is a spice used to flavor the soup...
 
I CAN'T MAKE MUSIC:
Here I am just sittin' around
With an old piano in a vacant room
And the same old feelin's come again
So uncertain hurtin' scared
I though I grew, but here I am again
Shoulda seen the train be passin' thru.
I thought I knew
 
And I can't make music
No I can't make rhyme
No I can't do anything
To take me away this time
 
I know it's an old cliche to say
I feel I'm gonna die
And I hear it's goin' out to cry
So I'm gonna say some kind words to you
I like to wish you luck & hope
That life will be with someone else
Just like I though it would be with me
But I can't see...
 
And I can't make music
No I can't make rhyme
No I can't do anything
To take me away this time
 
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE:
When I was young
I'd listen to the radio
Waitin' for my favorite songs When they played I'd sing along
It made me smile.
Those were such happy times
And not so long ago
How I wondered where they'd gone
But they're back again
Just like a long lost friend
All the songs I loved so well.
Every Sha-la-la-la
Every Wo-o-wo-o
Still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling
That they're startin' to sing's
So fine.
When they get to the part
Where he's breakin' her heart
It can really make me cry
Just like before
It's yesterday once more.
Lookin' back on how it was
In years gone by
And the good times that I had
Makes today seem rather sad
So much has changed.
It was songs of love that
I would sing to then
And I'd memorize each word
Those old melodies
Still sound so good to me
As they melt the years away.
Every Sha-la-la-la
Every Wo-o-wo-o
Still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling
That they're startin' to sing's
So fine.
All my best memories
Come back clearly to me
Some can even make me cry.
Just like before
It's yesterday once more.
OLDIES MEDLEY BEGINS:
 
FUN! FUN! FUN! :
Well, she got her daddy's car
And she cruised through the hamburger stand-now,
Seems she forgot all about the library
Like she told her ol' man-now,
And with the radio blastin' goes cruisin'
Just as fast as she can-now
 
And she'll have fun, fun, fun,
Till her daddy takes the T-bird away
 
Well you knew all along that your dad
Was gettin' wise to you-now
(Should'na lied now, should'na lied)
And since he took your set of keys you've been
Thinkin' that your fun is all through-now
(Should'na lied now, should'na lied)
But you can come along with me 'cause we
Gotta lotta things to do-now
 
And we'll have fun, fun, fun
Now that daddy took the T-bird away
 
Fun, fun, fun
Now that daddy took the T-bird away
 
Fun, fun, fun
Now that daddy took the T-bird away
 
THE END OF THE WORLD:
Why does the sun go on shining?
Why does the sea rush to shore?
Don't they know it's the end of the world
'Cause you don't love me anymore?
 
Why do the birds go on singing?
Why do the starts glow above?
Don't they know it's the end of the world
It ended when I lost your love
 
I wake up in the morning and I wonder
Why ev'rything is the same as it was
I can't understand, no, I can't understand
How life goes on the way it does!
 
Why does my heart go on beating?
Why do these eyes of mine crying?
Don't they know it's the end of the world?
It ended when you said goodbye
 
Don't they know It's the end of the world?
It endend when you said goodbye
 
DA DOO RON RON (AND WHEN HE WALKED ME HOME)
I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still
Da do ron-ron-ron, da do ron-ron
Somebody told me that his name was Bill
Da do ron-ron-ron, da do ron-ron
Yeah, my heart stood still
Yes, his name was Bill
And when he walked me home
Da do ron-ron-ron, da do ron-ron
I knew what he was doing when he caught my eye
Da do ron-ron-ron, da do ron-ron
He looked so quiet but my oh my
Da do ron-ron-ron, da do ron-ron
Yeah, he caught my eye
Yes, oh my, oh my
And when he walked me home
Da do ron-ron-ron, da do ron-ron
(Sax solo)
He picked me up at seven and he looked so fine
Da do ron-ron-ron, da do ron-ron
Someday soon I'm gonna make him mine
Da do ron-ron-ron, da do ron-ron
Yeah, he looked so fine,
Yes, I'll make him mine
And when he walked me home
Da do ron-ron-ron, da do ron-ron
(Fade on:  Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah...
with: Da-do-ron-ron from background singers)
 
DEADMAN'S CURVE:
The street was deserted late Friday night
We were buggin' each other while we sat out the light
We both popped the clutch when the light turned green
You shoulda heard the whine from my screamin' machine
I flew past LaBrea, Schwab's, and Crescent Heights
And all the Jag could see were my six taillights
He passed me at Doheny then I started to swerve
But I pulled her out and there we were
At Dead Man's Curve
Partial chorus:
Dead Man's Curve, it's no place to play
Dead Man's Curve
Dramatic interlude:
Well - the last thing I remember, Doc, I started to swerve
And then I saw the Jag slide into the curve
I know I'll never forget that horrible sight
I guess I found out for myself that everyone was right
"Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve"
[repeat chorus to fade]
 
JOHNNY ANGEL:
Johnny Angel, Johnny Angel, Johnny Angel,
You're an Angel to me.
 
Johnny Angel, how I love him.
He's got something I can't resist,
But he doesn't even know that I exist.
 
Johnny Angel, how I want him.
How I tingle when he passes by.
Every time he says "Hello" my heart begins to fly.
 
   I remember how I get carried away.
   I dream of him and me, and how it's gonna be.
 
   Other fellas call me up for a date,
   but I just sit and wait, I'd rather concentrate ...
 
... on Johnny Angel.
'Cause I love him.
And I pray that someday he'll love me.
And together we will see how lovely heaven will be.
THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES
 They say that you're a run around lover
Tho' you say it isn't so
 
But if you put me down for another
I'll know, believe me
I'll know
 
'Cause the night has a thousand eyes
And a thousand eyes can't help but see
If you aren't true to me
 
So remember when you tell those
Little white lies that the night
Has a thousand eyes
 
One of these days you're gonna be sorry
'Cause your game I'm gonna play
And you'll find out without really trying
Each time that my kisses stray
 
That the night has a thousand eyes
And a thousand eyes will see me through
And no matter what I do
 
I could never disguise
All those little white lies
'Cause the night has a thousand eyes
 
So remember when you tell those
Little white lies that the night
Has a thousand eyes
 
OUR DAY WILL COME:
Our day will come
And we'll have everything
We'll share the joy
Falling in love can bring
 
No one can tell me
That I'm too young to know
I love you so
And you love me
 
Our day will come
If we just wait a while
No tears for us
Think love and wear a smile
 
Our dreams have magic
Because we'll always stay
In love this way
Our day will come
 
Our day will come
 
Our day will come
 
ONE FINE DAY:
One fine day
You'll look at me
And you will know our love was
Meant to be
 
One fine day
You're gonna want me for your girl
 
The arms I long for
Will open wide
And you'll be proud to have me
Right by your side
 
One fine day
You're gonna want me for your girl
 
One fine day...
 
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (REPRISE)
When I was young I'd listen to the radio (so fine, so fine)
(repeated until fade)