michael reese live '76 - the lyrics


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1)  lady of a thousand songs  -                         for lyrics of this song, click here




2)  overweight in california  -                               for lyrics of this song, click here
 



3)  pebbles in the sand  -     

if i could sing my song for you
a lay it sweetly around your bed
like flowers gathered in the dawn
make a perfumed pillow for your head

and if i could pass you hand
and never fear  for your return
like a pretty pebble from the sand
know that love would bring you back again  [2x]

if you could sing you song for me
like tiny fingers at my ear
then like a pris'ner, through the bars
you might give to me a million stars

and if you could pass me hand to hand
and never fear for my return
like a pretty pebble from the sand
and know that love would bring back again  [2x]

then we might lay us gently down
and make the child of our love
and watch her as she learns to fly
and rises like the mourning dove

and we might sing this song for her
and never fear for her return
believing that true lovers have no names
that in the end, we are the same  [2x]



4)  please stick around -   

please stick around
you're the best love that i've found
and i know what i would do
if you were to leave me
you don't know how it would grieve me
oh honey, please stick around,
won't you stick around

i remember those days
in the golden West
when Michael B. used to do
a juggling act with your breasts
you were touring to the country
with the Saratoga Five
trying to eke out a living
on that old vaudeville jive.

please stick around
you're the best love that i've found
how well i know that only
your sweet love could save me
i can't replace the love that you gave me
oh honey, please stick around,
won't you stick around

'cause i woke up this mornin'
my dreams they did confound me
and i just could not get my head right
till you put your sweet arms around me
i said that i hated you
but that was a lie
'cause every time i think about Michael B
i have to hang my head and cry,  honey...

please stick around
and you will hear the sound
that only my heart makes
when you are standing near me
listen closely and you will hear me
oh honey, please stick around,
won't you stick around.  [3x ]



 5)  pure light - funky song  -                        for the lyrics of 'funky song', click here



 5a) pure light  -                       
the first verse here is taken from a gospel song which passed on to by Joy Cohen, a                                                                                              Chicago fan.

                                             
  i want my spirit to be holy
                                                            as i take this final walk with thee
                                                            i want to walk in the sight of thy pure, guiding light
                                                            as my soul goes on home to be free

i wrote the next verses to accompany the first.

i never walk in the sunshine of day
now th'there's a light in my mind
oh, it wraps me 'round so tight
and it leads me on so right
that my livin' eyes
just may as well be blind 


                                                            and it wakes in the mornin'
                                                            and it lays me down at night
                                                            spans the hours like a rainbow in between
           
                                                            and though its shinin' holds me pris'ner
                                                            i never struggle to be free
                                                           it's the purest light that i have ever seen

//: 1st vs.

                                                                                followed by 'funky song'



6)  sgt barkley & little tim  -    

        
        when you see my paw prints on the page
        check your files, and you will know it's me
        by way of salutation, ha, ha, ha
        i'm still on the loose
        your mother's an Irish goose
      
        and it was only me,
        want you to know it was me

        they tell that communication   
        is all the going rage
        but i half to smile
        can it really be
        that it was only me

        and i don't wanna cause frustration, ha, ha, ha
        but everyone, by you arrested
        and thoroughly by you detested
        is innocent as the snow
       well, you can let the children go

        'cause it was only me
        want you to know it was me

        and best regards to Sgt. Barkley
        best regards form little Tim
        best regards from little Tim
        best regards, want him to know it's me.

        the stereo store's in my garage
        a nine foot cannabis in my backyard
        it's magic, oh----
        you know i levitate the color TV
        the lonesome cars, they all come to me
        it's like magic
        they're just lonesome, and so they come to me
        it's remote control, i don't use a key
        well, it's just like magic. oh----

        when you see my paw prints on the page
        just check your files, and you will know it's me
        you can bail out my friends
        and just leave that family be
        well, you can eat your heart out, Sgt. Barkley
        you can eat your heart out, Sgt. Barkley

        it was only me
        want you to know it was me

        and best regards to Sgt. Barkley, ooo
        best regards form little Tim
        best regards from little Tim
        best regards, want him to know it's me.

        yeah, want him to know it's me  [2x ]
        and best regards to Sgt. Barkley, ooo
        best regards form little Tim.
        
                         




7)  walk on the water  -                                        for lyrics of this song, click here