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Classic "starving musician" story. This collection of pop songs took 15 years to complete and another year to give away 100 copies. The best hope of mass distribution has become "just take it". Singers, arrangers or groups interested in covering any of these tunes should The address is the same if you just want an MP3 by return email. Be sure to mention the tune you want. Lyrics are below.

The Loaner

  • Hey you over there,
  • With the holes in your finest clothes,
  • Don't put no blood on my new Cadillac.
  • I told you the last time I saw you that this would be the last time.
  • I gave you the cash,
  • That's a fact I can live without.
  • Now that you owe me a grand and a half,
  • It's up the boys from the gym whether cash is what I get back.
  • I'm a Loaner.
  • Sweet, sweet money changer.
  • I'm a Loaner.
  • Cash arranger.
  • Don't give me that,
  • 'Cause it's not why I came around.
  • I'm so sick and tired of your lousey excuse.
  • I was such a good fellow to you but now your credit is reduced.
  • I don't really care what you used all the money for.
  • Buying a horse or a dame or some dope.
  • All that really concerns me is you've come to the end of your rope.
  • I'm a Loaner.
  • Sweet, sweet money changer.
  • I'm a Loaner.
  • Cash arranger.
  • It don't mean a thing
  • If you don't have the whole amount.
  • Go sell your car or just don't pay the rent.
  • The interest is creepin' up slowly a hundred and fifty percent.
  • I'll get ya.
  • I'm a Loaner.
  • Sweet, sweet money changer.
  • I'm a Loaner.
  • Cash arranger.

UCanRun

  • There you go again.
  • Another broken heart.
  • Are you having fun?
  • You bring them up slow.
  • Then you come down hard.
  • You might be scorin' but you haven't won.
  • When you gonna learn that all this flirtin' is
  • Only making other people hurtin' and
  • When you gonna learn everything that goes around
  • Comes around again.
  • You can run.
  • But you can't hide.
  • You can run.
  • But you can't hide.
  • You can run.
  • You can try.
  • You can run.
  • But you can't hide.

  • Whats it gonna take?
  • Another poison lake?
  • Acid rain in the face?
  • We pile the trash high
  • We cut the forest low
  • We throw away things that we can't replace.
  • Somethings gotta give but it takes some action and
  • The way we live is so full of distractions that
  • We learn too late that every piper gets his pay
  • And every dog his day
  • You can run.
  • From whats inside.
  • You can run.
  • But you can't hide.
  • You can run.
  • You can try.
  • You can run.
  • But you can't hide.
  • Something 'bout the way I been tossin' and turnin' tells me,
  • There must be some I should be doin' or learnin' but I will
  • Put it off another day.
  • Maybe it'll go away.
  • But then I hear you say?
  • You can run.
  • You can try.
  • You can run.
  • But you can't hide.

Pinball Dream

  • I had a dream that we played on the pinball machines 'til the breaking of day.
  • A coin in the slot bought the pleasure we got from each bumper and light game we'd play.
  • I have a special here, red lights are flashin'.
  • If you get it in, you will win,
  • And we'll play again.
  • We'll get so good that we'll start to give lessons.
  • I'd teach anybody who would put in a dime.
  • I had a dream that a hundred machines were all blinking and waiting to play.
  • Close to the shore we were up on the boards taking silverball rides into space.
  • Ten metal ponies will run for the roses.
  • Set the pace. Win the race.
  • Let's play again.
  • Shooting at ducks that have bulls eyes for noses.
  • I'll shoot some dinner if you put in a dime.
  • I'm sure that you know what I mean.
  • And I'm sure that you've had the same dream.
  • Your standing tall, with your eyes on the ball.
  • Give the flippers your all, and the numbers will fall.
  • Can you hear the bells call?
  • (pinball machine and guitar solos)
  • I'm sure that you know what I mean.
  • And I'm sure that you've had the same dream.
  • Your standing tall, with your eyes on the ball.
  • Give the flippers your all, and the numbers will fall.
  • Can you hear the bells call?

Every Kiss

  • From the first time that I saw her,
  • I knew it in my heart.
  • That she was the one.
  • Oh yeah she was the one.
  • And I just couldn't wait to get started.
  • Now whenever we're together
  • and she turns on her stuff.
  • Don't know what ya call it,
  • Don't care about what ya call it.
  • I only know I can't get enough.
  • Every kiss wants another kiss.
  • Every kiss wants another kiss.
  • I never knew it could be like this.
  • Every kiss wants another.
  • I've been thinkin' something lately.
  • It's on my mind a lot.
  • Yeah I'm gonna tell her
  • Tonight I'm gonna tell her
  • I love her and I don't want to stop.
  • Every kiss wants another kiss.
  • Every kiss wants another kiss.
  • I never knew it could be like this.
  • Every kiss wants another.
  • She's so right.
  • I love to hold her every night.
  • Feels so good.
  • Just like the perfect lady should.
  • And you know how one thing can lead to another.
  • So come on honey. Lead me on.
  • Every kiss wants another kiss.
  • Every kiss wants another kiss.
  • I never knew it could be like this.
  • Every kiss wants another.
  • Every hug wants another hug.
  • Every hug wants another hug.
  • Now I know that we're so in love.
  • When every hug wants another.

The Identity Crisis

  • The title song of the collection and the last song to be finished. This is almost an instrumental except for the following poem:
  • Reeling in a crossroad.
  • Seeking left by turning right.
  • Feeling like two persons,
  • Competing for one life.
  • The Mind with Will and Habit,
  • Fights the Heart so True and Free.
  • Reflections of each other wonder,
  • Which of these is me?

That's the Move

  • When your plan disappears.
  • And you can't get to there from here.
  • Get up and persevere.
  • That's the move.
  • When you get down and out.
  • And forget what's its all about.
  • Sing of the Lord out loud.
  • That's the move.
  • That's the move.
  • That's the move.
  • That's the move.
  • That's the move.
  • Sometimes your dreams come true.
  • But they won't do the work for you.
  • What you decide to do - do it.
  • That's the move.
  • When you're without a friend.
  • Your a stranger, a lonely man.
  • Give someone else a hand.
  • That's the move.
  • That's the move.
  • That's the move.
  • That's the move.
  • That's the move.
  • When you might fall apart.
  • And you would stop it if you knew where to start.
  • Speak what is in your heart.
  • That's the move.
  • That's the move.
  • That's the move.
  • That's the move.
  • That's the move.

I Was Waiting for You

  • I met love with some hesitation.
  • Holding it back.
  • I don't know the reason.
  • Living in anticipation,
  • Of when it would be so totally pleasin',
  • To see what real love can do.
  • Then there's a chance invitation.
  • Someone you know knows someone who's like you.
  • And during the first conversation,
  • Something was started that no one could plan on.
  • Something made me feel so sure,
  • I decided I would open the door.
  • I was waiting for you.
  • I was waiting 'cause I knew something would happen.
  • I was waiting for you.
  • I was waiting 'cause I knew something good would come.
  • I was waiting for you.
  • I was waiting 'cause I knew love would come my way.
  • I'm so glad that I waited now that I know I was waiting for you.
  • I never knew what I expected.
  • Sure I had dreams and fantasy pictures.
  • But somehow they never connected,
  • Until I met you and I got a feeling.
  • A feeling I could not ignore.
  • I suddenly knew what was in store.
  • I was waiting for you.
  • I was waiting 'cause I knew something would happen.
  • I was waiting for you.
  • I was waiting 'cause I knew something good would come.
  • I was waiting for you.
  • I was waiting 'cause I knew love would come my way.
  • I'm so glad that I waited now that I know I was waiting for you.
  • Like a planted seed.
  • That never grew.
  • Waitin' for the rain and sun to come.
  • I was waiting for you.
  • I was waiting 'cause I knew something would happen.
  • I was waiting for you.
  • I was waiting 'cause I knew something good would come.
  • I was waiting for you.
  • I was waiting 'cause I knew love would come my way.
  • I'm so glad that I waited now that I know I was waiting for you.
  • Now that you're here there will be no more hesitating.
  • So glad that I waited now that I know I was waiting for you.

Oh My Nibbie, Oh My Dibbie

  • When Nibbie goes out he likes to get low,
  • and get into the places where you can't go.
  • He lays around whenever he stays in.
  • And he leaves his fur wherever he's been.
  • Oh my Nibbie, Oh my Dibbie,
  • Oh my Nibbie, Oh my Dibbie,
  • Oh my Nibbie, Oh my Dibbie.
  • Oh my Nibbie, Oh my Dibbie,
  • Oh my Nibbie, Oh my Dibbie,
  • Oh my Nibbie, Oh my Dibbie.
  • Nibbie's so cool that when he gets wet,
  • He drys himself off on the TV set.
  • All the little girls want to give him hugs,
  • But he's too busy chasin' down some bug.
  • Oh my Nibbie, Oh my Dibbie,
  • Oh my Nibbie, Oh my Dibbie,
  • Oh my Nibbie, Oh my Dibbie.
  • Oh my Nibbie, Oh my Dibbie,
  • Oh my Nibbie, Oh my Dibbie,
  • Oh my Nibbie, Oh my Dibbie.
  • One night prowlin' he met his match.
  • Gave our hero a mean ol' scratch.
  • All the doctors did concur,
  • That to save the Dib we'd have to shave his fur.
  • The trouble with a cat that has no hair,
  • Is where ever he goes all the other cats stare.
  • But Nibbie's laid back he really don't mind.
  • Got lots of little hairs he can leave behind.

She's the One

  • Don't know how it happened,
  • but we were all alone.
  • Why we left that party,
  • Or why I walked her home.
  • I don't recall the weather,
  • Or what the conversation was.
  • All I know is something felt so right because when I held her in my arms,
  • A voice inside was calling,
  • She's the One.
  • You have her in your arms now.
  • She's the One.
  • Was it accidental,
  • Or was it meant to be?
  • Just coincidental.
  • Some kind of mystery.
  • I don't believe in magic,
  • Or in the stars in space.
  • I know something happened 'cause when I touched her face and pressed her lips to mine,
  • A voice inside was calling,
  • She's the One.
  • Her kiss is on your lips now.
  • She's the One.
  • She's the One.
  • Does it happen just like that?
  • After all the time spent searching,
  • And the ways I tried to find her.
  • Don't know how but my spirit has been freed,
  • And the life I hoped to lead has begun.
  • The waiting all is over.
  • She's the One.
  • I feel it deep inside me.
  • She's the One.

Out Here on the Bah

  • I'll love you baby,
  • All night thru.
  • I'll love you baby,
  • Until my balls turn blue.
  • I'll do anything that you say you want me to.
  • That's just the way things go,
  • Out Here on the Bah.
  • You've got your leather.
  • You've got your chains.
  • But I got a bolo baby,
  • With a deadly aim.
  • Now you're gonna do,
  • Anything I want you to.
  • That's just the way things are,
  • Out Here on the Bah.
  • Now we're gonna do,
  • Anything we want to.
  • That's just the way things go
  • Out Here on the Bah.
  • I'll love you baby,
  • All night thru.
  • I'll love you baby,
  • Until my balls turn blue.
  • I'll do anything that you say you want me to.
  • That's just the way things go baby,
  • Out Here on the Bah.

Out of Tune

  • With your eyes,
  • You can only see me where I stand before you.
  • With your hands,
  • You only know touch with your hands.
  • But if you feel, understand.
  • Can you hear?
  • You'll hear that I feel Out of Tune.
  • I just feel Out of Tune.
  • I just feel Out of Tune.
  • Insecure.
  • Hoping I'll forget but not too sure.
  • And wondering.
  • Was I wrong?
  • For leaving her after so long.
  • I was confused but moved on.
  • Now she's gone.
  • Without her I feel Out of Tune.
  • I just feel Out of Tune.
  • I just feel Out of Tune.
  • If I dwell on the songs that we sang so well,
  • I would find myself back at her door.
  • But the thought of beginning it all again,
  • Takes the tone and the strength from the chord.
  • Takes the tone and the depth from the chord.
  • There are too many notes in the chord.
  • Out of Tune.
  • Tossing thoughts around an empty room,
  • Deciding.
  • Can it be?
  • Did I turn my back on my only love to be free.
  • Well now I'm free and I don't understand whats come over me.
  • All the fear and the doubts are running me.
  • I feel Out of Tune.
  • I just feel Out of Tune.
  • I just feel Out of Tune.

I Wanna Be Loved (Everybody Wants Some)

  • I'm surprised how complicated,
  • All the simple things can get.
  • When the needs that are so basic,
  • Are the ones that we neglect.
  • With all our best intentions,
  • We get lost in games we play.
  • And hope that we'll be safe,
  • From what we feel but never say.
  • Well it matters what we drive in.
  • And it matters how we dress.
  • It matters so to have the things,
  • That show we're a success.
  • We heard possessions prove us,
  • And we make our thinking fit.
  • But the thought that fits us best,
  • Is still the hardest to admit.
  • I Wanna Be Loved.
  • I wanna be noticed.
  • I wanna be told, when I'm upset, that I'm not crazy.
  • I wanna be touched.
  • I wanna be the one that you lean on.
  • I wanna be held.
  • I wanna belong.
  • I Wanna Be Loved. (Everybody wants some.)
  • Well you say there's no percentage.
  • And that no one wants the truth.
  • You gave up on relating,
  • 'Cause it hurts too much to lose.
  • Well it's come to my attention,
  • We only see what we believe.
  • And what you sow is what you'll reap.
  • And when you ask you shall receive.
  • I Wanna Be Loved.
  • I wanna be noticed.
  • I wanna be told, when I'm upset, that I'm not crazy.
  • I wanna be touched.
  • I wanna be the one that you lean on.
  • I wanna be held.
  • I wanna belong.
  • I Wanna Be Loved. (Everybody wants some.)
  • Don't you wanna be loved?
  • Ain't it simple now you know its true.
  • Ain't it good when you hear somebody say,
  • "I hear what your sayin' and I know what you're going through"?
  • Well if you wanna be hugged you put your arms around someone.
  • And ask yourself, "what have I been runnin' from"?
  • Don't be shy.
  • Don't be hiding.
  • Everybody wants some.
  • I wanna be kissed.
  • I wanna be missed.
  • I Wanna Be Loved.