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" 1977 "   (words/music: Joey Green-2018)   

I grew up in a family that wasn’t quite right.
Mama on the couch, daddy out all night.
I think they loved each though it seemed insane.
Caught in the middle of a losin” game!

Now, I’m not sayin” that we wasn”t loved.
Daddy worked hard, mama was a dove.
But the distance between them was just too wide.
And when I look back now, I know why she cried.

That was you, that was me, that was then---1977.
Life was sweet, it was sometimes cruel---1977.

My freshman year, I was a kind-a small.
All my friends were gettin’ tall.
I dressed like a clown, acted like one too.
When I think back now it was all I could do.

My sophomore year, I found my way.
I joined my first band and we started to play.
High-school dances on a Saturday night.
Playin” Rock & Roll and feelin” right.

She was the girl next door and she drove me mad.
The first real lover, I ever had.
What was missin’ back home to my surprise,
I found it in her heart it was there in her eyes.

That was you, that was me, that was then---1977.
Skies were blue and limitless then--- in “77”.
Runnin’ wild, runnin” loose, runnin’ free “77”.
Life was sweet, it was sometimes cruel---1977.
So many of us are gone. I hope there’s a heaven.

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There was Vietnam and Watergate.
USA security state.
Richard Nixon with his hand on his heart.
Lyin’ through his teeth--perfecting the art.

There were pissed off Arabs and angry Jews.
Jimmy Carter tried, but what’s the use?
Cause dyin’ is easy with god on your side.
It’s livin’ that’s hard when you refuse to hide.

Now, I’m not sayin’ it was good or bad.
All I’m sayin’ is it was all we had.
Grab your friends---get in your car.
If you can’t be who you want---you better be who you are.

That was you, that was me, that was then--- 1977.
Skies were blue and limitless then----in “77”.

Runnin’ wild, runnin” loose, runnin’ free---1977 .
Life was sweet, it was sometimes cruel---1977.

That was you, that was me, that was then back in “77”.
So many of them are gone. I hope there’s a heaven.

That was you, that was me, that was then--- 1977.
So many of them are gone. I hope there’s a heaven.         









  Trumpty Dumpty     (words/music: Joey Green-2018)          

Trumpty Dumpty   Sat On A Wall
Trumpty Dumpty   Had A Great Fall
All the Kings Horse---All the King’s Men.
Couldn’t put Trumpty Back together again!
No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No!
 
Whatever happened to Honesty?
Respect for everyone?
Yellow, red--black or white
We all come from---the same Sun.

Cold eyes, cold soul,   heart of stone.
Tweetin’  out lies on his bloody phone.
Lyin’ with each tweet he makes.
Lyin’ with each breath he takes.
Big mouth, big head, little man.
Nuclear codes in a lunatics hands.
America’s gone and done it too!
 „Hitler’s“  from  Fifth Avenue!

What we gonna do?   Dump him! Dump him!
What we gonna do?   Dump him!
We we gotta do?        Dump him!  Dump him!
What we gotta do?    Dump him!

Fake news, hate news blows my mind
Alternative facts—out of line
Liars, liars pants on fire!
USA  danglin’ from a wire.
Children shot dead in their schools
Blood-soaked books ain’t got no use.
Whitehouse, Congress, NRA
Tellin’ us all we gotta do is pray.

What we gonna do?   Dump him! Dump him!
What we gonna do?   Dump him!
We we gotta do?        Dump him!  Dump him!
What we gotta do?    Dump him!
 
Trumpty Dumpty—Sat On A Wall
Trumpty Dumpty----Had A Great Fall
All the Kings Horse---All the King’s Men.
Couldn’t put Trumpty Back together again!
Trumpty Dumpty—Sat On A Wall
Trumpty Dumpty----Had A Great Fall
All the Kings Horse---All the King’s Men.
Couldn’t put America Back together again!

          Love, Love, Love   (words/music: Joey Green-2017)  

I woke up this morning---just before the dawn.
The Moon was on the other side---of the horizon.
I got this feeling---- time is moving on.
Where is it going?  Where did it come from?
Then I turn on my pillow.  She is lying there next to me.
Sleepy smile on her face.  I love her warm embrace.
 
Love, love,  love---love is really what we’re searching for.
If you have love in your heart—you won’t need much more.
I said  love, love,  love---love is really what we’re living for.
If love lives in your heart---you’ll never be alone.
 
Sometimes life’s not easy.   And we all need a helping hand.
Someone to listen.  Someone to understand.
Someone to laugh with and someone to cry with too.
A friend to lean on when you just can’t make it through.
We all get rained on---just as sure as the sun will rise.
But it won’t really matter if there’s sunshine in your eyes.

Then I turn on my pillow.  She is lying there--dreamin’ next to me.
Sleepy smile on her face.  I love her warm embrace.
The love that she sends my way.  Brightens up each day!

Love, love,  love---love is really what we’re looking  for.
If you bring love in your heart—you won’t need much more.
I said  love, love,  love---love is really what we’re living for.
If love lives in your heart---you’ll never be alone.

           Livin' On Borrowed Time     (words/music: Joey Green-2018)   

Cool, Spring mornin’---month of May.
Turquoise sky---beautiful day.
Desert flowered valley—down New Mexcio way.

Flute is playing--- tune on the spur.
His heartbeats a drummin’---standin’ next to her.
Walking together, with something to say.

The snow is fallin’ and it’s cold outside.
Above us the  Sun is shinin’.
A child laughs and an old man cries.
Turnin’ on the wheel.
 
Livin’ on borrowed, livin’ on borrowed time.
Don’t you know we are livin’ ?
Livin’ on borrowed, livin’ on borrowed time.

Lost in her eyes.  She runs to his arms,
Holding each other so close.
They will never let go---never let go!

I guess that’s how it’s supposed’ to be?
Me  lovin’ you----you ---lovin’---me?
As long as we can—as long as we can.
 
Time marches on and the seasons fly.
Look at all these children!
Our faces change as the years go by.
Turnin’ on the wheel!  We are!
 
Livin’ on borrowed, livin’ on borrowed time.
Don’t you know we are livin’!
Livin’ on borrowed, livin’ on borrowed time.
I said we are all livin’!
Promise tomorrow—you will remember me?


Livin’ on borrowed,  livin’ on borrowed time.
Don’t you know we are livin’ ?
Livin’ on borrowed, livin’ on borrowed time.
Don’t you know we are livin’ ?
Promise tomorrow, you will remember me?
Don’t you know we are livin'?
Livin’ on borrowed, livin’ on borrowed time.
Don’t you know we are livin’ ?
Livin’ on borrowed, livin’ on borrowed time.
Don’t you know we are livin’!
Promise tomorrow!

Pick Up The Telephone      (words/music: Joey Green-2017)  

Sure as rivers flow—to the deep blue sea.
One thing you should know, before you leave.
When the night is long and lonely
And you out there on your own.
All you gotta do—Is pick up the telephone.

From the day we met-I knew right from the start.
I never would forget-The lovin’ in your heart.
And I will do whatever I have to-To keep you safe and strong.
All you gotta do little girl--Is pick up the telephone.

Pick up the telephone and call me.
When you’re feeling cold & low.
Pick up the telephone  and call me.
When there’s no where else to go.
Pick up the telephone and call me
When you need a helping hand.
I will always understand--Oh yeah!

Years they come and go-no one can deny.
I cherish everyday-you by my side.
And as you set out on your journey-curious and alone.
If you ever need me-pick up that telephone.

Pick up the telephone and call me.
When you’re feeling cold & low.
Pick up the telephone  and call me.
When there’s no where else to go.
Pick up the telephone and call me
When you need a helping hand
I will always understand.

In The Doghouse Again      (words/music: Joey Green-2017)  

Now it happened last Saturday night.
The boys and I were  doin’ alright
Drinkin beers and playin’ pool.
Feelin’ so Hollywood cool.
The time sure did fly.
And so did I when I took one  look at the clock.
 
I raced home----of that you can be sure.
When I got there—she had locked all the doors.
 
I’m in the dog house again.
I’m in the dog house again.
I made the wrong move my friend.
Now  I’m in the doghouse again.
 I’m gettin’ down on my knees
I’m beggin’ pretty please.
I’m in the doghouse again.   Oh no!
 
Now sleepin’ in the  doghouse ain’t fun,
When you wake up with the morning sun.
Rememberin’ what went down last night,
You can feel that somethin’ wasn’t quite right.
So I put on my shoes and I headed for our back door.
 
She was standing ---right in front of me.
Fire in her eyes---is all that I could see.
 
I’m in the dog house again.
I’m in the dog house again.
I made the wrong move my friend.
Now  I’m in the doghouse again.
 
I’m gettin’ down on my knees
I’m beggin’ pretty please.
I’m in the doghouse again.  

I’m in the dog house again.
I’m in the dog house again.
I made the wrong move my friend.
Now  I’m in the doghouse again.
 
I’m gettin’ down on my knees
I’m beggin’ pretty please.
I’m in the doghouse again.  

I'm Comin' On To You    (words/music: Joey Green-2017)  

You caught my eye last Friday night.
The dress you was wearin’--sure was tight.
And when I gazed into your eyes---
I saw a ragin’ sea.

I won’t tell you no big fat lies.
I won’t promise you paradise.
I just wanna get lost—in your eyes.

I’m comin’ on to you! I’m comin’ on to you!
It’s in the way you move. It’s in the way you groove.
I’m comin’ on to you!
 
You’ll never know how you make me feel.
I don’t know what’s fake or real.
And I’m screaming for you to please--rescue me!

Now,  I won’t tell you no big fat lies
And I won’t promise you paradise.
I just wanna get lost—in those eyes.

I’m comin’ on to you! I’m comin’ on to you!
It’s in the way you move. It’s in the way you groove.
I’m comin’ on to you!

I’m comin’ on to you! I’m comin’ on to you!
It’s in the way you walk. It’s in the way you talk.
I’m comin’ on to you!
 
I been dreamin’ what I might do,
If I could get you—all alone.
We’d could play a game that I call,  “cherry pie”.

But, I won’t tell you no big fat lies.
I won’t promise you paradise.
I just wanna get lost—in your eyes.

I’m comin’ on to you! I’m comin’ on to you!
It’s in the way you move. It’s in the way you groove.
I’m comin’ on to you!
 
I’m comin’ on to you! I’m comin’ on to you!
It’s in the way you walk. It’s in the way you talk.
I’m comin’ on to you!
 
I’m comin’ on to you! I’m comin’ on to you!
It’s in the way you live. It’s in the love you give.
I’m comin’ on to you!

Teardrops (Back In Her Eyes)   (words/music: Joey Green-2017)  

Watch out what you do.
Be careful what you say.
Don’t let the things you want  in life,
Stand in your way.

Cos’  love is the hardest thing,
To find in this  ole’ world.
If you get lucky and find it boy,
You better hold on to it girl.

Now I been round’ long  enough to learn,
This life ain’t just a dream.
Things don’t always work out right.
Life ain’t what it seems.

You know you can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.
You can’t put the raindrops back in the sky.
Can’t put the bad boys back in L.A.
And you’ll never put those teardrops back in her eyes.

So think twice before you speak.
If you wanna save this dance.
Cuz’ words cut----just like a knife.
You only get one chance.
 
You gotta tell her how feel,
Each and every day.
If you do it---with love in your heart,
Nothin’ ll stand in your way.

Now I been all around’ this world,
and there’s one thing I can say.
If you find someone to love,
Love them all the way!

You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.
You can’t put the raindrops back in the sky.
No you can’t put the bad boys back in L.A.
And you’ll never put those teardrops back in her eyes.
 
You never gonna, never gonna put those teardrops—back in her eyes.
You never gonna, never gonna put those teardrops—back in her eyes.
 
Words can take you down, down, down.
Or words can bring you higher, higher.
Words can take you down, down, down.
Or words can bring you higher, higher.

You never gonna, never gonna put those teardrops—back in her eyes.
You never gonna, never gonna put those teardrops—back in her eyes.
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