Missing Links 1
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Missing Links 1
Released 1988
Rhino 70150
All of Your Toys

Once upon a once in a while
It's hard to remember to smile
Just like all of your toys
Can't you see I don't wanna play
I don't need it
Can't you say you want me to stay
I'll believe it
Just like all of your toys

CHORUS:
When all of your play things
Someday disappear
Girl, will you be happy 
With nothing but tears?
With nothing but tears?

Once upon a once in a while
It's hard to remember to smile,
Just like all of your toys
Don't you ever feel kind of sad?
(Cause you're lonely)
Think about the love that we had
(Are you lonely)?
Just like all of your toys

CHORUS:
When all of your play things
Someday disappear
Girl, will you be happy 
With nothing but tears?
With nothing but tears?

Ah...

Just like all of your toys, I don't wanna be
Just like all of your toys, I don't need to be
Just like all of your, just like all of your toys...
I should have known I'd be alone
No, no, no I don't need it
Oh, don't you have me believe it
Just like all of your toys.


Apples, Peaches, Bananas and Pears

Apples, Peaches, Bananas and Pears
I love you
girl, now that's the truth
I need you
Don't be cruel, don't be cruel
Give me just a little help and to show how much I care
I bring you Apples, Peaches, Bananas and Pears

Run to me
Girl don't wait to long
And you'll see
I won't do you wrong
Promise me no matter what
Forever you'll be there
I'll bring you Apples, Peaches, Bananas and Pears

I've said all I can today, girl
That's the way I am
Take it for what it's worth,
Throw the rest into the sun

Give me you
Girl, that's all I ask
Please be true
All I want's a love to last
I'll give it all back to you
And just to prove I'm fair
I bring you Apples, Peaches, Bananas and Pears

Whoa!

I love you, 
girl, now that's the truth
I need you
Don't be cruel, don't be cruel
Give me just a little help
And to show how much I care
I bring you Apples, Peaches, Bananas and Pears
Apples, Peaches, Bananas and Pears


Carlisle Wheeling

In a long and involved conversation with myself
I saw a precious thing come into view
When I poured through the files taken off my mental shelf
I dusted off some memories of you

Then I thought about the times 
When all the world was green
How the phoenix of our love first flapped its silver wings
All the urgency and passion of each new day as it happened
And how it all mellowed as it grew

I remember the times that our laughter would explode
And how you would turn to hide your smile
Then the hours of silence while the perfumed candle glowed
And both of us meandered on for miles

I remember the time I said I really had to go
I remember the tears that filled your eyes
Then I touched your hand and told you that it really was a lie
And though you never knew I did, I cried

It's amazing how time can so softly change your ways
And make you look at things that can't be seen
How the years that roll by can start you listening
Not just to what they say, but what they mean
So forgive me my dear if I seem preoccupied
If the razor edge of youth filled love is gone
But we're both a little older, our relationship has grown
Not just in how it's shaped, but how it's shown
So forgive me my dear if I seem preoccupied
If the razor edge of youth filled love is gone
But we're both a little older and our relationship has grown
Not just in how it's shaped, but how it's shown

I Don't Think You Know Me 

If you think I want the life you choose to live
I don't think I want the love you've got to give
If you think my goals could be so trivial and small
Then, I don't think you know me at all

Born between the covers of your fashion books
You think you can make it, girl, on just your looks
But you could never bring me up
Between us stands a wall
No, I don't think you know me at all

Believing in the promise painted in your smile
I've chased what I was running from, girl, all my life
I've known you a hundred times in memories I recall, but
I don't think you know me at all
I don't think you know me at all.


If You Have The Time

If you have the time would you keep me in mind
Mind you, I only want to treat you kind
If you're all alone, would you pick up the phone
And dial the number that you know
Will bring back the glow
That's been gone for such a long, long time
I feel like I'm just acting like a fool,
Talking to my pillow, once a happy fellow was I
I know that I'll get over you if I have to, but do I have to?
I don't want to spend another day being so far away
From the girl that I love

It's been gone for such a long, long time
I feel like I'm just acting like a fool,
Talking to my pillow, once a happy fellow was I
I know that I'll get over you if I have to, but do I have to?
I don't want to spend another day being so far away
From the girl that I love

If you have the time would you keep me in mind
Mind you, I only want to treat you kind
If you're all alone, would you pick up the phone
And dial the number that you know
Will bring back the glow
That's been gone for such a long, long time

Lady's Baby

Lady's Baby smiles and coos,
Takes away my lonely blues.
(Lady's/Baby's?) mother cooks my meals,
Warm and cool is really real...

Runnin' never was much fun -
All it did was bring me down.
Chasin' round isn't where it's at.
Tension puts you in the ground.

Lady's Baby pulls my hair,
Lets me know he's really there.
(Lady's/Baby's?) mother touches me,
And at last I really see...

Runnin' never was much fun -
All it did was bring me down.
Chasin' round isn't where it's at.
Tension puts you in the ground.

Lady's Baby lets me know
Life was meant for movin' slow.
(Lady's/Baby's?) mother knows this too.
Lady, I love you.

My Share Of The Sidewalk
If you're the girl that I know
It's putting the guy in my minds that
You're more than welcome
To my share of the sidewalk
If you're the chick I saw in the tall grass
Looking at some love through tinted blue glass
Then you're more than welcome
To my share of the sidewalk 

'Cause I've never been
this close before
to someone who didn't seem to mind
I've never found
Hello's before
I've only found goodbyes
Instrumental.. 
If you're the girl I met in my daydreams
hiding the flowers
in chocolate ice cream
Then you're more than welcome
To my share of the sidewalk
If you're the girl that I've talked to
if you mind if I loved you
Then you're more than welcome
To my share of the sidewalk
'Cause I've never been
This close before
To someone who didn't run an hide
I've never found
Hello's before
I've only found goodbyes
Instrumental
If you're the girl I met in my daydreams
hiding the flowers
in chocolate ice cream
Then you're more than welcome
To my share of the sidewalk
If you're the girl that I've talked to
if you mind if I loved you
Then you're more than welcome
To my share of the sidewalk
 

Nine Times Blue
                
There's a certain something in the way
You looked at me and said you'd stay
That let me know that I was out of line
But I didn't know what else to do
And like a fool I tested you, 
By demanding things of you which weren't mine

And now I feel like such a fool
For making you crawl back to me
But you did it with such love
That you're standing far above
Me and all I did to you
I'm sorry now, what can I do?

I know that never in the world 
That I have found me such a girl
Who's there to pick me up before I fall
And if in the end we should go 
Both our separate ways I know 
The lesson I've learned here is worth it all.

'Cause now I feel like such a fool 
For making you crawl back to me
But you did it with such love
That you're standing far above
Me and all I did to you
I'm sorry now, what can I do?

I know that never in the world 
That I have found me such a girl
Who's there to pick me up before I fall
And if in the end we should go 
Both our separate ways
I know the lesson I've learned here is worth it all.

OF YOU

I walk alone most every night,
Beneath the stars that shine so bright,
Bright as the eyes of you.
And when the sky comes falling down,
And there is darkness all around, all around,
I'll be looking for you.

Lonely I look at the dream-flowing meadow
Wondering what I am to do.
Sun going down and the trees cast their shadow,
In the shadow and the mist, I remember the last kiss of you.

And when the sky wants more blue,
I get that old longing to, to be held in the arms of you.
(repeat)
To be held in the arms of you.

Party

Now that the party's over
Now that the noise is through
Now that the room is empty
There's only me and you
I think that I might just fall in love with you, with you
There were so many people trying to talk to you
Telling you how they need you
Trying to get to you
I think that I might just fall in love with you with you

Party to my head (???)
Party (???)

Didn't seem to matter early on
But now that the people have gone
I think that I might just fall in love with you, with you

Now that you know how I feel
Everything's up to you
Now that the party's over
Tell me hat I should do
I think that I might just fall in love with you, with you...

Rosemarie
Rosemarie
What's your faith
Can't you see...

Straight

Straight into Rosemarie
Now why don't you quit?
Why did he
Why did he split?
Had you ever asked yourself
or didn't your eyes
just pass yourself
Oh, Rosemarie, Rosemarie, Rosemarie, Rosemarie
Think

Rosemarie
You've got to hold on
Where has he
Where has he gone...gone...gone to
Rosemarie
Spin, Spin your top
Rosemarie
What's the key...

Stop

All your sons and dreams have said
it's time for you to use your head 
Oh Rosemarie, Rosemarie, Rosemarie, Rosemarie

Think
Rosemarie
You've got to keep on holding on
Listen to me Rosemarie 
Where has he gone, gone, gone, gone
to.....
Da...da...da....
All your sons and dreams have said
it's time for you to use your head 
Oh Rosemarie, Rosemarie, Rosemarie, Rosemarie

Think
Rosemarie.......
And it's gone.....
You've got to spin, spin, spin your top....
Rosemarie...

THINK!

So Goes Love

Girl, this is goodbye for us
I'm afraid there's no two ways about it
Now you say you need my love, But you'll just have to learn to live without it
So goes love
Don't try to understand it
So goes Love
It never goes the way you planned it

When you meant the world to me
That's the time you said you didn't want me
You played around in front of me
Yeah, you did everything you could to taunt me

So goes love
Don't try to understand it
So goes Love
When it dies you can't disguise it

It's been said you've made your bed
And now you have to lie in it
There's no denying its a shame
But there's really no one else for you to blame

So goes love
Don't try to understand it
So goes Love
It never goes the way you planned it

Storybook of You

Out of sight, out of mind
It doesn't hold true, in my storybook of you
Turn a page back in time
That's all I can do
In my storybook of you
First in love
Then afraid
Somehow every story must come to an end
Oh, it happened too soon
In my storybook of you
Out of sight, out of mind
It doesn't hold true, in my story book of you
Of you...

Teeny Tiny Gnome

Kickin' stones on an old dirt road
Feelin' d-dejected and all alone
When I looked up ahead thought my mind I'd blown
On a giant toadstool sat a teeny tiny gnome

He was all involved in a game of solitaire
Said "hello" with a smile just like I wasn't there
I kicked dirt some more
He said "please don't start a fight."
Found a church key in his pocket, he opened up his pipe

He blew some silver circles,
Wound his fingers in his beard
And from that pipe came magic music
Like I'd never heard

As the notes came floatin' in I pricked up both my ears
I walked up to the drive-in, hadn't felt so starved in years
A rabbit waiter took my order and quickly disappeared
He said "the party's over,
Please come back in a thousand years."


Time And Time Again

Time and time again
naughty girls get me in trouble
when I fly too high
something's bound to burst the bubble

You say this is love
wonder if you're feeling lonely
tell me if you please
is this for this evening only

Or will it be for long, long time
or just a passing fancy
will it be for a long, long time
I feel as though it can be

I'll just what and see
what tomorrow has to bring me
a love that is oh-so-true
or another girl who's free and easy

(Interlude)

So, I'll just wait and see
what tomorrow has to bring me
a love that is oh-so-true
or another girl who's free and easy

Time and time again
and again... 

War Games

Did you buy your tickets for the war game?
Aren't you glad that your sitting in the back?
For the game is deadly having all the players
Aren't you glad it's a spectator sport

Can't you hear the cries?
It isn't over
Can't you smell the fear?
It's all over

If you want to play the game, you must have playmates
Choose your side play guitar (???) but play to win
Don't be sad if you loose it 
it isn't over
Pick your side and begin the game again 
It isn't over

Can't you hear the cries?
It isn't over
Can't you smell the fear?
It's all over

You don't have to play the game if you don't want to
You can sit at home and hear it on the news
They will show you colored pictures of the killings
They want you to feel that you're part of it too.

Can't you hear the cries?
It isn't over
Don't you smell the fear?
It's all over
It's all over

 

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