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COSMIC RESPECT

IT'S SAID A FEW HUNDRED MILLION YEARS AGO
I WAS LIVING IN THE SEA
I HAD NO LEGS TO WALK
I COULDN'T EVEN TALK
I WAS JUST A SEA ANEMONE

A SINGLE CELLED CRITTER IN THE PRIMAL STEW
DIDN'T SEEM TO BE GETTING ANYWHERE
BUT THEN SOMETHING HAPPENED
I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS
BUT IT MADE ME COME UP FOR AIR

I MUST HAVE LOST MY TAIL BETWEEN THE SEA AND THE SHORE
AND I FINALLY LEARNED TO WALK ERECT
I GUESS YOU COULD SAY I'VE COME A LONG WAY
TO GET A LITTLE COSMIC RESPECT
SOME MIGHT EVEN SAY I AM CIVILIZED
BY THE WAY THAT I KNEEL TO PRAY
BUT WHAT'S IMAGINATION IF IT ISN'T INSPIRATION
IS THAT HOW I GOT HERE TODAY 

THERE'S A THOUSAND DIFFERENT TALES OF CREATION
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHICH ONE TO BELIEVE
SCIENCE TEACHES EVOLUTION
RELIGION TEACHES ADAM AND EVE
I DON'T CARE IF THE WORLD IS ON A TURTLE'S BACK
OR A SUPER DUDE SAID LET THERE BE LIGHT
THERE IS SOMETHING HAPPENING, SYNAPS ARE SNAPPING
SO I'D LIKE TO GET MY FACTS JUST RIGHT

GODS SO PROLIFIC YOU GOT TO BE SPECIFIC
WHO'S GONNA HEAR YOU PRAY
JESUS OR JUDAH, MOHAMMED OR BUDHA
WHO ANSWERS PRAYERS TODAY

I DON'T BELIEVE THE BIG BANG THEORY
IS HOW I LEARNED TO PROCREATE
AND I THINK IT'S KINDA FUNKY
IF ADAM WAS A MONKEY
OR IT WAS SOMETHING EVE ATE
WHILE CHILLING IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN
SOME OLD SNAKE SAID STEP INTO THE LIGHT
IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A LIFE YOU GOTTA BE A WIFE
SO HAVE ADAM TAKE A BITE

OH WHAT A STINKER, HOOK LINE AND SINKER
ADAM REALLY SWALLOWED EVE'S BAIT
HOW WAS HE TO KNOW THAT SHE WAS JUST TROLLING
PIMPING FOR A SNAKE
NOW HE'S GOT HER DEEP INSIDE AND HE CAN'T GET AWAY
SHE REELS HIM AND WATCHES HIM PLAY
THE BETTER THEY LOOK, THE DEEPER THE HOOK
MEN WILL NEVER EVER GET AWAY

HAS IT BEEN THAT WAY FOREVER
BY A GOD THAT IS SO CLEVER
IN A GARDEN'S PERFECT WEATHER
IT'S A LOVELY ENDEAVOR
I DON'T MIND IF I DON'T GET AWAY
BUT I'D LIKE TO KNOW TO WHOM I PRAY







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WHY DON'T WE SAIL AWAY

WHY DON'T WE SAIL AWAY, GO WHERE THE DOLPHINS PLAY
LEARN WHAT THE TRADE WINDS SAY ABOUT BEING IN LOVE
ON A TROPIC AISLE WE'LL PLAY AWHILE

WE'LL LEAVE OUR TROUBLES BEHIND
PUSH THE BUTTON FOR REWIND
MAYBE FIND SOME PEACE OF MIND
AND MAKE THE PIECES FIT
AND PERFECT OUR SWING WHILE HAMMOCKING
LIFE IS ILLUMINATING AND YOU'RE INTOXICATING ME

BATHING DAILY IN THE SEA, SMOKING RASTA THERAPY
MAKING LOVE INCREDIBLY NEATH A PALM TREE SHADE
EVERYTHING THAT'S NICE WE'LL DO IT TWICE
WE'RE NOT HERE FOR A LONG TIME, 
SO LETS JUST HAVE A GOOD TIME, YEA

TO LIVE, TO LOVE, TO LAUGH WILL BE OUR EPITAPH
WALKING BAREFOOT ON LIFE'S PATH TO EVERY SHORE
OPEN EVERY DOOR TILL THERE ARE NO MORE
COME ON LET'S MORE THAN DREAM IT, 
I KNOW WE'LL BOTH JUST SCREAM FOR MORE

SO LET'S JUST SAIL AWAY, GO WHERE THE DOLPHINS PLAY
LEARN WHAT THE TRADE WINDS SAY 
ABOUT LIVING OUR DREAM
BASKING IN THE SAND NEAR AN ISLAND STREAM

AND WHEN THE LAST SUN SETS, AND LOVE IS A SILHOUETTE
DON'T THINK THAT WE'RE DONE YET
THAT OUR LOVINGS THROUGH
I'LL NEVER HAVE ENOUGH OF YOU
I DON'T BELIEVE IN LAST TIMES
WHEN THERE'S SO MANY GOOD TIMES
AND WE WILL NEVER SAY ADIEU

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FOR TAMARA, NEVER ENOUGH

WHERE ARE YOU WHY CAN'T I FIND YOU
WHY DID YOU LEAVE  WAS IT ALL TRUE
YOUR SMILE, YOUR LAUGH, YOUR SPARKLING EYES
 NEVER COULD HIDE YOUR DISGUISE
DON'T YOU KNOW YOU WERE A STAR
WE ALL KNEW THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE
AND IS THAT WHY YOU WENT TOO FAR

NEVER ENOUGH, NEVER ENOUGH,
CAN'T GET ENOUGH, WHATEVER IT IS
NEVER ENOUGH, CAN'T GET ENOUGH

SUDDENLY EVERYTHINGS UNCLEAR
AND I'M SO SAD THAT YOU'RE NOT HERE
THOUGH YOU'VE GONE THE FEELINGS STAY
ISN'T IT STRANGE THAT LIFE'S THAT WAY
YOU NEVER REALLY SAID GOOD BYE
AND I'LL ALWAYS WONDER WHY

NEVER ENOUGH, NEVER ENOUGH 
WHAT EVER IT IS, CAN'T GET ENOUGH

IT'S DEATH'S REVENGE THAT LIFE GOES ON
AND MEMORIES LINGER THOUGH YOU'RE GONE
SHOULD WE BE GRATEFUL AFTER ALL
IS LITTLE BETTER THAN NONE AT ALL
NEVER ENOUGH, CAN'T GET ENOUGH
WHATEVER IT IS, CAN'T GET ENOUGH

IS IT JUST AS WELL YOU GONE
DID YOU THINK YOUR LOVE WAS WRONG
FORBIDDEN FRUIT IS ALWAYS SWEET
BUT NOT ENOUGH TO FEEL COMPLETE
WHATEVER IT IS, NEVER ENOUGH
EXCEPT FOR JUDGEMENTS, OH SO TOUGH

I SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE TO GO
SAVING YOU FROM WHAT YOU KNOW
I DIDN'T CARE AS MUCH AS YOU
FOR WHAT WAS SAID OF WHAT YOU DO
AND HOW I WISH THAT YOUR LAST THOUGHT
GAVE YOU ALL THE PEACE YOU SOUGHT

AND THOUGH YOU'VE LEFT THIS MORTAL PLAIN
I HAVE NO DOUBT WE'LL MEET AGAIN
SURELY THERE MUST BE A PLACE
SOMEWHERE THIS COSMOS HAS THE SPACE
WHERE IN ENOUGH WILL BE ENOUGH
WHATEVER YOU NEED WILL BE ENOUGH
ENOUGH WILL ALWAYS BE ENOUGH






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AS I RECALL

As I recall it was December
When a blizzard closed down O’Hare
I was sick of northern winters
While the sun was shining south somewhere
I remembered in a magazine
Pictures of a tropic scene
In the sunny Caribbean

So, I called my friendly travel agent
Send me somewhere it's hot
When I asked her for suggestions
She said "Antigua, maybe Montserrat
I replied, "I just don't know"
"just as long as there isn't snow"
She just laughed, "when can you go?"

Quit my job and sold my car on Friday
Bought a video on water sports
Gave up suits and sweaters all to goodwill
Shopped for sandals, found some neon shorts
All my friends said "Dave, you're nuts"
Trader Vicks sells coconuts
Seems to us you're in a rut

At the airport, all the seats were taken
Travelers were sitting on the floor
When I heard a voice behind me 
"Sir, there's always room for more
 I think I saw you in the parking lot
Ten degrees and she still looked hot
Cupid aimed and took his shot

What can you say to an unknown lady
And be politically correct
If you can't improve on silence
You risk showing disrespect
"excuse me please but I’d like to know
How a flower blooms in snow"
She just smiled and said "hello"

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MATINEE ON THE BOUNTY

BEYOND THE MILK OF HERA PAST THE HEAVEN'S VERTEBRAE
THE STARS BLINK GLEAMING SAGAS, IN THE DAWN THEY FADE AWAY
MY SHIP MAKES AN INCISION IN EVERY THING THEY SAY

THE SEA WEARS LIKE A SILKY DRESS THE BEAUTY OF THE NIGHT
AND NEVER DOES THE MOON APPEAR SO BEAUTIFUL IN WHITE
MY SAILS, IMPATIENT WITH THE WIND, REFLECT CELESTIAL LIGHT

OLD TRITON'S SHELL IS SOUNDLESS IN POSEIDON'S CALMING DEEP
IF PROTEUS WOULD CHANGE HIS SHAPE, WHAT FORM WOULD HE NOW KEEP
THE COMPASS NEEDLES'S IGNORANT OF FAIR AURORA'S SLEEP

LIKE ORPHEUS I SEEK TO CATCH A GLIMPSE OF MY LOVE THERE
AS IF EURYDICE COULD BE ALIVE IN VIEWLESS AIR
MY MAP OF MAL DU SIECLE IS A CHART OF MAL DE MER

BENEATH THE WINGS OF HALCYON I WAIT  CALYPSO'S WHIM
A GENTLE ZYPHYR CAN'T INSURE MY EQUALIBRIUM
MY NAVIGATION LIGHTS GLOW BRIGHT AND THEN THEY SEEM TO DIM

DO HEAVEN'S ANGELS SALT THE SEAS WITH TEARS OF JOY OR PAIN
ARE ALL MY PATHS AIMED AT DEATH OR DO THEY LEAD ME HOME AGAIN
THE AUTOPILOT SQUEAKS AND THERE'S A LUFFING IN THE MAIN.

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FARRIS WHEELING


PLEASE GIVE ME A TICKET, I'M READY, HE SIGHED.
I'M READY TO TAKE THIS FERRIS WHEEL RIDE
I'VE HEARD IT'S THE FASTEST AND TALLEST THAT BE
SO GIVE ME A TICKET TO SEE WHAT'S TO SEE.

RIDING IT'S PETALS UP HIGH AND ALONE
CIRCLING MADLY IT'S BLOOM IS A THRONE
OIL, IT'S PERFUME FOR A SQUEAK AND A SPIN
OH WHAT A FLOWER TO BE RIDING IN

ALL THE WORLD STAYS BELOW LIKE A FAR AWAY DREAM
THAT COMES ZOOMING UP CRAZY LIKE AN INFINITE STREAM
OF COLORS AND MAGIC THAT BLOWS THROUGH YOUR HAIR
EXCITING YOUR SENSES UNTIL IT'S NOT THERE

IT'S A THOUSAND EYED GIANT, A WINKING OLD MAN
TUMBLING YOU HAPPILY ALL OVER THE LAND
COME ON MR. WHEEL, BREAK LOOSE FROM THIS SPACE
I WANT TO GO TRAVELING ALL OVER THE PLACE

WE'LL ZOOM OVER TREES AND BOUNCE ON SOME CLOUDS
AND I PROMISE TO SIT STILL AND NEVER BE LOUD
OH PLEASE MR. WHEEL, I'LL BE YOUR BEST FRIEND
AND GREASE YOU AND SHINE YOU RIGHT UP TO THE END

WE'LL SOAR THE WORLD OVER AND COME BACK AGAIN
HAVING SEEN ALL THERE IS IN THIS FABULOUS SPIN
THEN EAT CANDIED APPLES AND NEVER BE SICK
AND BE HOME BEFORE SUPPER ALICKITY SPLIT




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LAST CALL BLUES

I DON'T OWN A WRISTWATCH
AIN'T NO CLOCK TICKING ON MY WALL
NEVER WORE A ROLEX
THERE'S NO TIMEX IN THE HALL
I JUST DON'T SEE THE SENSE OF TIMING
THAT FIRST DRINK TO LAST CALL

TICK TOCK TICK ANOTHER SECOND'S GONE
TICK TOCK TICK ANOTHER YEAR, COME ON
TICK TOCK TIME IS SLIPPING THROUGH YOUR HANDS
TICK TOCK DISAPPEARS LIKE RAIN IN SAND
YOU BETTER LOVE ME NOW OR NVER
LOVE AIN'T GOOD SECOND HAND

TIME FLYS ON WINGS OF LIGHTNING
AIN'T NO BODY GOING TO SLOW IT DOWN
LIFE PASSES BY IT'S FRIGHTNING
EVEN EINSTIN'S NOT AROUND
BY THE TIME YOU ADD LIFE UP
YOU'RE SUBTRACTING SIX FEET DOWN

TICK TOCK TICK ANOTHER MINUTE'S  GONE
TICK TOCK TICK ANOTHER YEAR COME ON
TICK TOCK TIME KEEPS SLIPPING THROUGH YOUR HANDS
TICK TOCK DISAPPEARS LIKE RAIN IN SAND
YOU BETTER LOVE ME NOW OR NEVER
LOVE SUCKS SECOND HAND

SO BABY QUIT YOUR CRYING
CAUSE YOU CAN'T HAVE MORE OF THIS
YEA BABY PLEASE STOP BAWLING
CAUSE YOU'VE HAD TOO MUCH OF THIS
SURE THERE'S PAIN IN WHAT YOU SUFFER
THE TRAGEDY'S IN WHAT YOU MISS

SO SET EM UP BARTENDER
CAUSE LAST CALL AIN'T NO THING
AND POUR ME ANOTHER
AND STOP ME IF I SING
YOU CAN TIME MOST EVERY ROUND
NO ONE HEARS THEIR LAST BELL RING

TICK TOCK TICK ANOTHER SECOND GONE
TICK TOCK TICK ANOTHER YEAR COME ON
TICK TOCK TIME IS SLIPPING THROUGH YOUR HAND
TICK TOCK DISAPPEARS LIKE RAIN IN SAND
KEEP IT WHILE WE'VE GOT IT
AND LOVE IT WHILE WE CAN



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LET'S CHARTER A YACHT

LET'S CHARTER A YACHT AND GO WHERE IT'S HOT
AND PEOPLE ARE NOT IN THE WAY
WE'LL START OFF IN GREECE WITH CHAMPAGNE AND CASIS
THEN SAIL UP TO NICE, ST. TROPEZ
AND IF MISTRAL SHOULD BLOW WE'LL JUST GO BELOW
AND DO WHAT'S APPROPOS BELOW DECK
THEN DINGHY ASHORE OR WINDSURF SOME MORE
MAYBE SCUBA TILL FOUR ON A WRECK

WE'LL SINK WITH THE SUN INTO AFT CABIN FUN 
HAVE DINNER AT ONE NEATH THE STARS
THE HAMMOCK IS NICE WITH BAILEYS ON ICE
WILL A REMY SUFFICE?  IS THAT MARS?
HIT THE DISCOS AT TWO WITH THE CAPTAIN AND CREW
AND DO SHOTS, LOCAL BREW, THEN WE'LL DANCE
AND SWEAT CHEEK TO CHEEK TILL THE SUN TAKES A PEAK
AND SLEEP LAYS US DOWN IN IT'S TRANCE

MALTA, IBIZA, MAJORCA, MINORCA
CUETA, CUBRERA, FORMENTERA

LET'S RISE ABOUT NOON IF THAT'S NOT TOO SOON
SOMETHING SOFT, CLAIRE DE LUNE, THEN A BATH
WE'LL GET SKIN TO SKIN, BUBBLES UP TO OUR CHIN
WITH A PERMANENT GRIN, WHAT A LAUGH
THEN AFTER WE'RE FED WITH MIMOSAS IN BED
AND A TOAST TO THE MED UDERWAY
IT'S TIME I BELIEVE TO HAVE YOU CONCIEVE
ON AN ISLAND THAT ENDS IN AN A

MALTA, IBIZA, MAJORCA, MINORCA
CUETA, CUBRERA, FORMENTERA

SHOULD IT BE A BORE, A MEDITERREAN SHORE
AND WE DON'T FEEL LIKE MORE OF THE SAME
WE'LL HAVE TO TAKE HEART AND FLY TO ST. BARTS
AND PLAY THE CARIBBEAN GAME

BARBUDA, ANTIGUA, SABA, ANGUILLA
ST. LUCIA, CULEBRA, DOMINICA
GRENADA, TORTOLLA, ESPANIOLA
CUBA CULEBRA ANGUILLA

LETS CHARTER A YACHT AND GO WHERE IT'S HOT
AND PEOPLE ARE NOT IN THE WAY
CAUSE IT'S TIME I BELIEVE TO HAVE YOU CONCIEVE
ON AN ISLAND THAT ENDS IN AN A

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I'M A NEANDERTHAL

IN THE BEGINNING THEY SAY MAN WAS WINNING
AND THEN I MET YOU, NOW I'M IN A ZOO
IN THIS PLACE WHERE I'M DWELLING
THERE'S REALLY NO TELLING
JUST WHAT I MIGHT DO TO GET INTO YOU
CAUSE YOU'RE SUCH A DOLL, OOH OOH OOH, 
I'M A NEANDERTHAL

I'VE DUMPED MY COLLECTION OF WEEKEND AFFECTION
A BLONDE WORK OF ART IS NOW A SPARE PART
SO WHAT'S YOUR INTENTION, I THINK I SHOULD MENTION
I'M FALLING APART, YOU'VE CAPTURED MY HEART
YOU'RE SUCH A DOLL, OOH OOH OOH, 
I'M A NEANDERTHAL

WELL, I'M BACK IN THE STONE AGE
A BONE IN THE NOSE AGE
WHAT AM I GOING TO DO
I'M IN A MASTADON STEW
TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH
A HUGE SABER TOOTH
AIN'T SCARY ENOUGH
TO KEEP ME FROM GETTING TO YOU
YOU'RE SUCH A DOLL, AAH AAH AAH
I'M A NEANDERTHAL

YOU LOOK SO TERRIFIC, I'M PALEOLITHIC
I'M MISSING A LINK, DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK
THIS FEELING'S EUPHORIC, I ACT PRE'HISTORIC
SO CLOSE TO THE BRINK, IN NEED OF A DRINK
YOU'RE SUCH A DOLL, I'M A NEANDERTHAL

THIS LOVE IS VOLCANIC, I'M FEELING TITANIC
I'LL PUT IT TO USE, TAKE OVER FROM ZEUS
RULE MOUNT OLYMPUS, YOU AS MY MISTRESS
BUT I KNOW IT'S NO USE, I'M TOO HIGH ON YOUR JUICE
YOU'RE SUCH A DOLL, I'M A NEANDERTHAL

I'VE ANSWERED THE CALL, I'VE TAKEN THE FALL
YOU'RE THE CAUSE OF IT ALL, AND I'M HAVING A BALL
YOU'RE SUCH A DOLL, I'M A NEANDERTHAL
OOOH, OOOH, OOOH, I'M A NEANDERTHAL


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SHE'S MY I GOT YOUR BACK BABY

SHE SHOWED HER HEART
RIGHT FROM THE START 
AND HER DANCING MADE ME CRAZY
A VODKA CRAN AND I WAS HER MAN
SHE'S MY I GOT YOUR BACK BABY

WHEN THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG
AND I DON'T BELONG
IF EVERYTHING'S A MAYBE
IF IT TAKES ALL NIGHT
TO MAKE IT RIGHT
SHE'S MY I GOT YOUR BACK BABY

AND HERE'S THE THING
WHEN TROUBLES BRING
FEELINGS THAT ARE HAZY
SHE'LL KISS MY MOUTH
IF I'M HEADED SOUTH
AND SAY, I GOT YOUR BACK BABY

WHEN I'M AGAINST A WALL
AND ABOUT TO FALL
IF LIFE GET'S KINDA SHADY
AND I LOSE MY SONG
EVEN WHEN I'M WRONG
SHE'S MY I GOT YOUR BACK BABY

I GOT YOUR BACK BABY
THAT'S WHAT I DO
DON'T YOU WORRY WHEN I'M WITH YOU
AND IF YOU'RE EVER FEELING BLUE
I GOT YOUR BACK BABY
CAUSE I WANT YOU

I GOT YOUR BACK BABY
I GOT YOUR BACK BABY
THAT'S WHAT I DO

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