Missing Links 2
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Missing Links 2
Released 1990
Rhino 70903

All the King's Horses

All the king's horse and all the king's men
They couldn't put my broken heart back together again.
I woke up this mornin' that this is what I found.
You had gone and left me,
Any you never even made a farewell sound.

All the king's horse and all the king's men
They couldn't put my broken heart back together again.
I asked my friends about you and this is what they said,
"She can live without you, 
She's gonna find a man with money instead."


All the king's horse and all the king's men
They couldn't put my broken heart back together again.
Someday you will know, the meaning of a love that's true.
But when you find out I won't be around to share it with you.


All the king's horse and all the king's men
They couldn't put my broken heart back together again.
All the king's horse and all the king's men
They couldn't put my broken heart back together again.

Changes

Seasons may change, we stay the same.
We always stay the same.
We always stay the same.

Winter brings snow, when no, no flowers grow.
They wait for the Spring.
Yes, they wait 'til the Spring.

In the Spring, young men grow.
'Til they're old enough to know, 
Better.
Better.

Leaves have turned green, now Spring has been
And gone
Summer's here.

The Autumn trees swing to and fro.
Their leaves turn brown,
Now young men know
Better.
Better.

["Just let me listen to that."]
Everyone feels good
And I knew they would.
It's been quite a good year.
It's been quite a good year.
It's been quite a good year.

Circle Sky

circle sky
telling lies 
here i stand 
at demand 

and it looks we've made it once again
and it looks we've made it once again

color sound 
all around 
wing tip smile  
sees for miles

and it looks we've made it once again
and it looks we've made it once again

its a very extraordinary scene
to those who don't understand
but what you  have seen  you must believe
if you can
if you can

Hamilton
smiling down
telling more 
than before

and it looks we've made it once again
and it looks we've made it once again

Come On In

Come on in,
You sure look good to me.
Come on in,
I've learned how lonely I can be.

I guess we'll never know just what went wrong
You know it's been a whole year has passed us by and gone.
But we're back together now where we belong
So, baby, come on in.

Come on in,
I heard your footstep on the stair.
Come on in,
I'd know it anywhere.

Your old chair in the corner is justa sitting there waiting.
It's been a long time anticipating.
What a long time it's been.
So, baby, come on in.

Over and over I've told myself
I said, "Son, you've got to lose these blues.
Get ready for the day when she'll walk in the door."
So I dusted off your housecoat and I polished up your shoes.

Come on in,
You know your welcome here.
Aw, Come on in,
It's been a long, long year.

Now I know why I waited around
I wouldn't run around town, let them put me down.
I knew that if I waited I would win.
So, baby, come on in.

Come on in,
Come on in,
Aw, come in.

Do Not Ask For Love
And is it so
Once more thou art returning
Hast thou lost thy way as once before
I warned thee more than many times
Thus would it be
I shall not be thy refuge
Once more
Thou makest me free
Then soon thou makest demands on me
And I am not thy love
Thou workest in me
Slavery
But I shant hear thee
As before
I prithee...
Do not ask for love once more
So go my way
And soon I shall go likewise
And if thy path be high,
Than be mine low

Behold my footsteps in the sand,
But follow not

For soon they shall be covered
With snow
Thou makest me free
Then soon thou makest demands on me
And I am not thy love
Thou workest in me
Slavery
But I shant heed thee
As before
I prithee...
Do not ask for love once more
I prithee...
Do not ask for love once more

Hold On Girl
by Jack Keller, Ben Raleigh & Billy Carr
I know about the guy who treated you so bad,
He took your love and then just walked away,
I know that you have got a reason to be sad,
But, help is on its way.
(Hold on girl)
Be a little bit stronger,
(Hold on girl)
Wait a little bit longer,
(Hold on girl)
Help is on its way.
I know you feel as though your world is at an end,
But, you don't have to live with yesterday,
I promise you the sun is gonna shine again,
And help is on its way.
(Hold on girl)
Now that we are together,
(Hold on girl)
Things are gonna be better,
(Hold on girl)
Help is on its way.
SOLO
I promise you the sun is gonna shine again,
And help is on its way.
(Hold on girl)
Be a little bit stronger,
(Hold on girl)
Wait a little bit longer,
(Hold on girl)
Help is on its way.

I Wanna Be Free
by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
I wanna be free,
Like the bluebirds flying by me,
Like the waves out on the blue sea,
If your love has to tie me,
Don't try me, say good-bye.
I wanna be free,
Don't say you love me say you like me,
But, when I need you beside me,
Stay close enough to guide me,
Confide in me, whoa-oh-oh.
I wanna hold your hand,
Walk along the sand,
Laughing in the sun,
Always having fun.
Doing all those things
Without any strings to tie me down.
I wanna be free,
Like the warm September wind, babe,
Say you'll always be my friend, babe,
We can make it to the end, babe,
Again, babe, I've gotta say...
I wanna be free,
I wanna be free,
I wanna be free.

If I Ever Get To Saginaw Again

If I ever get to Saginaw again,
A locale that's somewhat off the beaten track.
Get to see the girl I never saw again
Who must know why I have never ventured back.
We were young,
And so alive
And now I wonder if she'd cling to me,
Become my very own as she did then,
If I ever get to Saginaw again.

If I ever get to Saginaw again,
It won't be in Spring with meadows turning green.
It won't be to tangle with the law again.
And it won't be with someone one only seventeen,
Who gave her love,
And made me hers.
And when you find the one you're dreaming of
Who thinks to ask, "How old is love?",
Not "when"
You may never get to Saginaw again.

If I ever get to Saginaw again
I will get to see son who bears my name.
And perhaps I'll quietly withdraw again
When I see the little man that he became.
And how I yearn
To watch him grow.
A father's love is maybe all it takes
To not repeat those sad mistakes of men
If I ever get to Saginaw again.

I'll Be Back Up On My Feet
by Sandy Linzer & Denny Randell

Girl, I know the grass is greener just around the bend,
Got to say goodbye, but don't you fear,
Though the road is dark and I might fail to find the end,
I won't disappear.
I'll be back up on my feet,
I'll be back up on my feet,
Chase the morning sun to find my one and only you,
I'll be back up on my feet,
I'll be back up on my feet,
Looking high and I'm looking low,
When I find my boots I know I got to go.
Maybe I will be a star, or maybe just a clown,
Girl, I'll never know until I try,
Maybe I will meet a girl who'll try to keep me down,
But you don't have to cry.
I'll be back up on my feet,
I'll be back up on my feet,
Chase the morning sun to find my one and only you,
I'll be back up on my feet,
I'll be back up on my feet,
Looking high and I'm looking low,
When I find my boots I know I got to go.
SOLO
Maybe I will meet a girl who'll try to keep me down,
But you don't have to cry.
I'll be back up on my feet,
I'll be back up on my feet,
Chase the morning sun to find my one and only you,
I'll be back up on my feet,
I'll be back up on my feet,
Looking high and I'm looking low,
When I find my boots I know I got to go,
When I find my boots I know I got to go,
When I find my boots I know I got to go.

Michigan Blackhawk

By Michael Nesmith

Flyin' down the highway, lookin' for a place to land.
Need to leave the speed in the city
And people comin', goin', there's no time to understand.
And I keep movin' down the road taking notes in a trembling hand

Asked Sally to go with me but she made it very clear.
She said, "You've got your problems and I have mine tonight."

Up to the sunlit mountains, down by the silver sea,
Well, the tale is told from memory of a finely woven symphony.
Forever heard without a word to disturb it's melody.
Still I'd like to have someone along to share the air with me.

Oh, Sally, why not come with me, you know I'd like be with you.
You can't be all that busy, you don't have that much to do.
And you know I'd like to be with you.

Mr. Webster
by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Everyone in town knew Mr. Webster,
He worked at the bank for forty years,
And each week Mr. Frisby made his check out
For sixty-eight dollars, clear.
And through the years he thwarted twenty-seven robberies,
Each time Frisby promised him a raise.
They gave a retirement party for Mr. Webster,
Everyone from the bank was there,
They had a cake and flowers ordered special,
And Frisby had a speech prepared.
And a little white box that held a watch with this inscription:
"To Mr. Webster, With Regards".
Then came the telegram from Mr. Webster,
Said, "Sorry, STOP, Cannot attend,
I've flown away and taken all your money,
Wish you were here to help me spend."
And one by one all the people left the party,
And Mr. Frisby locked the door.

RIU CHIU

Riu riu chiu, la guarda ribera;
Dios guardo el lobo de nuestra cordera,
Dios guardo el lobo de neustra cordera.

El lobo rabioso la quiso morder,
Mas Dios poderoso la supo defender;
Quisola hazer que no pudiese pecar,
Ni aun original esta Virgen no tuviera.

Riu, riu chiu...

Este qu'es nacido es el gran monarca,
Christo patriarca de carne vestido;
Hemos redemido con se hazer chiquito,
Aunqu'era infinito, finito se hiziera.

Riu, riu chiu...



Translated:

River, roaring river, guard our homes in safety,
God has kept the black wolf from our lamb, our Lady.
God has kept the black wolf from our lamb, our Lady.

Raging mad to bite her, there the wolf did steal,
But our God Almighty defended her with zeal.
Pure He wished to keep Her so She could never sin,
That first sin of man never touched the Virgin sainted.

River, roaring river...

He who's now begotten is our mighty Monarch,
Christ, our Holy Father, in human flesh embodied.
He has brough atonement by being born so humble,
Though He is immortal, as mortal was created.

River, roaring river...

Seeger's Theme

(Whistling & Banjo Instrumental)

Some of Shelly's Blues
By Michael Nesmith

Tell me, just one more time, 
The reasons why you must leave.
Tell me once more why you're sure you don't need me.
Tell me again, but don't think that you'll convince me.

Now you've said, before falling in love again
You'd rather be dead.
'Cause when someone breaks your heart
You cry your eyes read.
But there's nothin' so hard about the life that you've lead

As far as I can see there's no reason for "goodbyes."
You're just running scared and that's something I won't buy.

So you lose
I won't let you go with nothing to show but more blues.
And all this talk about leavin' is strictly bad news.
So you settle down and stay with the man that loves you.

As far as I can see there's no reason for "goodbyes."
You're just running scared and that's something I won't buy.

So you lose
I won't let you go with nothing to show but more blues.
And all this talk about leavin' is strictly bad news.
So you settle down and stay with the man that loves you.
You settle down and stay with the man that loves you.

St. Matthew

By Michael Nesmith

She walks around on brass rings that never touch her feet.
She speaks in conversations that never are complete.
And looking over past things that she has never done
She calls herself St. Matthew, when she is on the run.

She stoops down to gather partly shattered men
And knows that when it's over it will start again.
Both the times she smiled it was a portrait of the sun.
She calls herself St. Matthew, when she is on the run.

Part of it is loneliness and knowing how steal.
But most if it is weariness from standing up, trying not to kneel.

She discovered three new ways that she could help the dead.
Sometime she must raise her hand to tell you what she said.
Then standing in a landslide she suddenly becomes
A girl that's named St. Matthew, when she is on the run.

Part of it is loneliness and knowing how steal.
But most if it is weariness from standing up, trying not to kneel.

She discovered three new ways that she could help the dead.
Sometime she must raise her hand to tell you what she said.
Then standing in a landslide she suddenly becomes
A girl that's named St. Matthew, when she is on the run.

The Crippled Lion
Slowly I walk through the gently falling rain
And I know that I
will never pass this way again
Never wondering why
Teardrops chafing my eyes
Longing to be where the melted kisses fall
Lingering still
while quietly they chill their own
Blue is the color of the son
And nothing stops when everything is done
Now my whole world opens up
In different rhymes and tunes
With the highways making up the verse
And then suddenly I see the light
Of something called the moon
And though my path is planned, it's not rehearsed
So I move along
to the next thing on the list
Knowing full well
that some of them just don't exist
That I am finally alone
And where my foot steps down is where it's home
Now my whole world opens up
In different rhymes and tunes
With the highways making up the verse
And then suddenly I see the light
Of something called the moon
And though my path is planned, it's not rehearsed
So I move along
to the next thing on the list
Knowing full well
that some of them just don't exist
But I am finally alone
And where my foot steps down is where it's home

Valleri
by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart

Valleri,
I love my Valleri.
There's a girl I know,
Who makes me feel so good,
And I wouldn't live without her,
Even if I could.
They call her Valleri,
I love my Valleri.
Oh, yeah!
Come on!
Wow!
She's the same little girl who used to
Hang around my door,
But she sure looks different than
The way she looked before.
I call her Valleri,
I love my Valleri.
SOLO
Valleri,
I love my Valleri.
SOLO
I love my Valleri,
I need her, Valleri.

Words
by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Girl, don't you know every time I see you smiling,
It hurts so bad, cause when I see you, I start crying,
I've tried everything to stop, but there's no denying,
Falling in love with you, girl, is just like dying.
Oh, don't walk away,
How, how can I make you stay,
Don't turn away,
I can still hear you saying those words that never were true,
Spoken to help nobody but you,
Words with lies inside,
But, small enough to hide till your playing was through, ahh.
Girl, don't you know we could work it out with talking,
You won't turn around or slow down your walking,
I've given you everything with a kiss to seal it,
You had to get your kicks out of trying to steal it.
Now, I'm standing here,
Strange, strange voices in my ears,
I feel the tears,
But, all I can hear are those words that never were true,
Spoken to help nobody but you,
Words with lies inside,
But, small enough to hide till your playing was through, ahh.
SOLO
Now, I'm standing here,
Strange, strange voices in my ears,
I feel the tears,
But, all I can hear are those words that never were true,
Spoken to help nobody but you,
Words with lies inside,
But, small enough to hide till your playing was through.
Words that never were true,
Spoken to help nobody but you,
Words with lies inside,
But, small enough to hide till your playing was through.
Words that never were true,
Just spoken to help nobody but you...

You Just May Be The One
by Michael Nesmith
All men must have someone, have someone
Who would never take advantage of a love bright as the sun,
Someone to understand them,
And you just may be the one.
All men must have someone, have someone
Who would never take for granted all the pleasures and the fun,
Someone to stand beside them,
And you just may be the one.
I saw when you walked by
The love light in your eyes,
I knew I must try
To win you more than as a friend,
I'm starting near the end,
And here I go again.
All men must have someone, have someone
Who would never take advantage of a love bright as the sun,
Someone to stand beside them,
And you just may be the one.
Someone to understand them,
And you just may be the one.
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