May It Be – Enya

May it be an evening star
Shines down upon you
May it be when darkness falls
Your heart will be true
You walk a lonely road
Oh, how far you are from home

Mornie utulie [Darkness has come]
Believe and you will find your way
Mornie alantie [Darkness has fallen]
A promise lives within you now

May it be the shadow’s call
Will fly away
May it be you journey on
To light the day
When the night is overcome
You may rise to find the sun

Mornie utulie [Darkness has come]
Believe and you will find your way

Mornie alantie [Darkness has fallen]
A promise lives within you now
A promise lives within you now

A Girl Should Know Better – Blondie

Pretty muddy sound from a live performance at CBGBs in 1975. Shame they never recorded this one – the lyrics are quite clever.

Let me tell you ’bout this boy I know
He thinks he’ll get the best of me
He tries to win my affection
With a fancy selection
Of sweet talk and flattery

What my mama had told me
What my mama done told me
Is what this is leadin’ to

Well, a girl should know better
And I do

I won’t say he’s cute
He’s got the money to boot
That he doesn’t mind spendin’ on me
I let him see me a lot
I figure, why not?
There’s worse places I could be

And I have to remind him
That he sure didn’t find himself
A girl he can be boss to

Well, a girl should know better
And I do

I wasn’t born yesterday
A girl’s gotta grow up fast these days
All these men seem nice at first
After a while they get bad and get worse

Well, my mama didn’t teach me
Why I shouldn’t let you reach me
And I’m glad that’s a lesson I missed
[hums two lines]
If I feel it when we kiss

And when the preacher asked
If I’m ready for the task
To love and honor you
I say a girl should know better
And I do

And when the preacher asked
If I’m ready for the task
To love and honor you
I say a girl should know better
And I do

I say a girl should know better
Oh, ’cause I do

I say a girl should know better
Ahhh – and I do!

Only Happy When It Rains – Garbage

I’m only happy when it rains
I’m only happy when it’s complicated
And though I know you can’t appreciate it
I’m only happy when it rains

You know I love it when the news is bad
And why it feels so good to feel so sad
I’m only happy when it rains

Pour your misery down
Pour your misery down on me
Pour your misery down
Pour your misery down on me

I’m only happy when it rains
I feel good when things are going wrong
I only listen to the sad, sad songs
I’m only happy when it rains

I only smile in the dark
My only comfort is the night gone black
I didn’t accidentally tell you that
I’m only happy when it rains

You’ll get the message by the time I’m through
When I complain about me and you
I’m only happy when it rains

Pour your misery down (Pour your misery down)
Pour your misery down on me (Pour your misery down)
Pour your misery down (Pour your misery down)
Pour your misery down on me (Pour your misery down)
Pour your misery down (Pour your misery down)
Pour your misery down on me (Pour your misery down)
Pour your misery down

You can keep me company
As long as you don’t care

I’m only happy when it rains
You wanna hear about my new obsession?
I’m ridin’ high upon a deep depression
I’m only happy when it rains (Pour some misery down on me)

I’m only happy when it rains (Pour some misery down on me)
I’m only happy when it rains (Pour some misery down on me)
I’m only happy when it rains (Pour some misery down on me)
I’m only happy when it rains (Pour some misery down on me)

You Belong To The City – Glenn Frey

The sun goes down
The night rolls in
You can feel it starting all over again
The moon comes up
And the music calls
You’re gettin’ tired of starin’ at the same four walls
You’re out of your room
And down on the street
Movin’ through the crowd in the midnight heat
The traffic roars
And the sirens scream
You look at the faces
It’s just like a dream

Nobody knows where you’re goin’
Nobody cares where you’ve been

‘Cause you belong to the city
You belong to the night
Livin’ in a river of darkness
Beneath the neon light
You were born in the city
Concrete under your feet
It’s in your moves
It’s in your blood
You’re a man of the street

When you said goodbye
You were on the run
Tryin’ to get away from the things you’d done
Now you’re back again
And you’re feeling strange
So much has happened
But nothing has changed

You still don’t know where you’re goin’
You’re still just a face in the crowd

You belong to the city
You belong to the night
Livin’ in a river of darkness
Beneath the neon light
You were born in the city
Concrete under your feet
It’s in your blood
It’s in your moves
You’re a man of the street

You can feel it
You can taste it
You can see it
You can face it
You can hear it
You’re gettin’ near it
You want to make it
‘Cause you can take it

You belong to the city
You belong to the night
You belong to the city
You belong to the night
You belong
You belong

Denis – Blondie

I suspect this isn’t actually live…but at least it’s not obviously lip-synched.

Oh, Denis (do-be-do)
I’m in love with you, Denis (do-be-do)
I’m in love with you, Denis (do-be-do)
I’m in love with you

Denis, Denis
Oh with your eyes so blue
Denis, Denis
I’ve got a crush on you
Denis, Denis
I’m so in love with you

Oh, when we walk
It always feels so nice
And when we talk
It seems like paradise
Denis, Denis
I’m so in love with you

You’re my king
And I’m in heaven every time I look at you
When you smile it’s like a dream
And I’m so lucky ’cause I found a boy like you

Denis, Denis
Avec tes yeux si bleux
Denis, Denis
Moi j’ai flashe a nous deux
Denis, Denis
Un grand baiser d’eternite

Denis, Denis
Je suis si folle de toi
Denis, Denis
Oh embrasse-moi ce soir
Denis, Denis
Un grand baiser d’eternite

Oh, Denis
I’m in love with you, Denis
I’m in love with you, Denis
I’m in love with you

Oh, Denis
I’m in love with you, Denis
I’m in love with you, Denis
I’m in love with you

Julia – Chris Rea

Never knew this was a song about the singer’s daughter.

Eyes so bright, so big and wide
Make you feel so strange
Somewhere deep inside
It’s the face of an angel
And a soul of the devil-may-care

How you’d love to know
What goes on in there

She needs your love
She needs it every day
But speak of love
See her laugh and run away

Julia, which way will you go?
Julia, I want to know
Julia, only the moon and stars
Julia, know just where you are

Julia
Julia
Julia
Julia

See the dance that needs no alibi
Oh, you don’t need to dream
When you know you can fly

She needs your love
She needs it every day
But speak of love
See her laugh and run away

Julia, which way will you go?
Julia, oh, I want to know
Julia, only the moon and stars
Julia, know just where you are
Julia

Human Cannonball – Webb Wilder

Saw the ad in the paper
Said, “The hell with it all”
Took a gig with the circus as the Human Cannonball
It didn’t take long to learn my trade
Very first show, man, I blew the folks away

Now the job’s a little risky
But I’m my own boss
I gotta tell ya, Jack, it really gets me off

I live in a tent with The World’s Strongest Man
When I met the mother like to broke broke my hand
My baby, she’s a lady in the high wire act
When I’m feeling tense, she walks on my back

Now the pay is okay
The benefits are great
I get to shoot the bull with the World’s Smartest Ape

Uh-huh
I’m the Human Cannonball
I’m the Human Cannonball, y’all

Well, I’m a hot shot
I’m a cool breeze
Underneath the big top
I’m the big cheese
I lay it on the line
Let it all hang
When I go, least I know, I’ll go with a bang

I reckon I’m livin’ every kid’s dream
It’s a buzz, it’s a gas, it’s a real scream

Uh-huh
I’m the Human Cannonball
I’m the Human Cannonball, y’all

Yeah
All right folks, just make yourself at home
Have a snow cone and enjoy the show

They put me on the cover of the USA Today
Tell the world what the Human Cannonball got to say
On the Carson Show
They said, H.C.
What you do you got to be”
Right outta your tree

Well, it’s a little risky but I’m my own boss
I got to tell you, John, it really gets me off

Uh-huh
I’m the Human Cannonball
I’m the Human Cannonball, y’all
I’m the Human Cannonball
I’m the Human Cannonball, y’all

Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
He’s gonna blast off!
I said, “Blast off”

Dreaming (live) – Blondie

When I met you in the restaurant
You could tell I was no debutante
You asked me what’s my pleasure?
A movie or a measure?
I’ll have a cup of tea
And tell you all my dreamin’
Dreamin’ is free
Dreamin’, dreamin’ is free

I don’t want to live on charity
Pleasure’s real or is it fantasy?
Reel to reel is livin’ rarity
People stop and stare at me
We just walk on by
We just keep on dreaming

Feet, feet
Walkin’ a two mile
Meet, meet
Meet me at the turnstile
I never met him
I’ll never forget him

Dream, dream
Even for a little while
Dream, dream
Filling up an idle hour
Fade away, radiate

I sit by and watch the river flow
I sit by and watch the traffic go
Imagine something of your very own
Something you can have and hold
I’d build a road of gold

Just to have some dreamin’
Dreamin’ is free
Dreamin’, dreamin’ is free
Dreamin’, dreamin’ is free
Dreamin’, dreamin’ is free