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compilation: "Careful What You Dream: Lost Songs And Rarities" (2016)

Nowhere Fast lyrics - Marc Cohn

When I was a boy
I went running off to school
Went home every evening
Like there was nothing else to do

One night I looked out my window
And while the moon was racing past
I sat up there and wondered
Am I goin' nowhere fast?

I see the telephone post
I watch a sparrow fly
And all the lonely souls know
But I just drive on by

And I think of all the dreams there
That never came to pass
And I can't help but wonder
Hey are we goin' nowhere fast?
Nowhere fast

And I don't have an answer
And I don't have a clue
Why people act so crazy
But I guess I'm crazy too
A little bit crazy too

I watch my baby sleeping
It's been a long hard day
And she looks so peaceful
Lost in the faraway

Sometimes I just wanna hold her
And make one moment last
But all I do is wonder
Hey are we goin' nowhere fast?
Nowhere fast

Nowhere
Are we goin' nowhere fast?

Hold On For Me lyrics - Marc Cohn

Save a place at the table
Cause that is where I want to be
I just hope that you’re still able
to hold on for me

I see a light in the window
I see you moving in the glow
I want to walk right up that staircase
Turn that light down low
Turn that light down low

Hold on for my love
Cause its coming right on up
Baby you just wait and see
In the middle of the night
with the covers tucked in tight
I hope that you can hold on for me

I dream that I saw my destination
It was clear as clear can be
You were standing at the station
Saying “Hold on for me!"
down that the station

Hold on for me

Hold for my love
Cause its coming right up
Baby you just wait and see
In the middle of the night
With the covers tucked in tight
I hope that you can count on me

I’m not talking about passions
No it’s so much more than that
I need your lovin’, your mercy
And that’s where it’s at

So leave a light on in the window
Leave the ribbons in your hair
Leave the worries until tomorrow
I will be there!
I will be there!

Hold on for my love
Cause its coming right up
Baby you just wait and see
In the middle of the night
With the covers tucked in tight

Hold on for my love
Cause its coming right up
Baby you just wait and see
In the middle of the night
With the covers tucked in tight

Well I hope that you can hold on
I hope that you can hold on for me

Hold on for me
Hold on for me...

Careful What You Dream lyrics - Marc Cohn

He’s traveling down the road tonight
His heart his heavy but his load is light
He fakes to the left and he moves to the right
On this lonely road tonight
He moves to the right

He drops a penny into a wishing well
Nobody hears him as far as he can tell
He sees a thousand other wishes lying there
And so he wonders if the gods will care
If the gods are gonna care

And I know you are feeling lonely and blue
But all good things will come to you
Here is what I want you to do
Be careful what you dream
Be careful what you dream
Be careful what you dream
Because it might come true

I see him standing with moon in his eyes
There is so much I want to tell him
But I wonder if there lies
I know he don’t believe in no miraculous surprise
And there is so much I want to tell him
But I wonder if they're lies

So I am traveling down the road tonight
Once I dreamed I was a singer
When I woke up I was right
I’m Most time in the darkness
But I’m headed for the light
So dream yourself a dream
Out on the road tonight

I know you are feeling lonely and blue
But all good things will come to you
Here is what I want you to do
Be careful what you dream
Be careful what you dream
Be careful what you dream

Because it might come true

Be careful
Be careful
Be careful what you dream

"Listening Booth: 1970" (2010)

Wild World lyrics - Marc Cohn

Now that I've lost everything to you
You say you wanna start something new
And it's breakin' my heart you're leavin'
Baby, I'm grievin'

But if you wanna leave, take good care
I hope you have a lot of nice things to wear
But then a lot of nice things turn bad out there

Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child, girl

You know I've seen a lot of what the world can do
And it's breaking my heart in two
Because I never wanna see you a sad girl
Don't be a bad girl

But if you wanna leave, take good care
I hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware

Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child, girl

Baby, I love you
But if you wanna leave, take good care
I hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware

Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child, girl

Look At Me lyrics - Marc Cohn

Look at me
Who am I supposed to be?
Who am I supposed to be?
Look at me
What am I supposed to be?
What am I supposed to be?
Look at me
Oh my love, oh my love

Here I am
What am I supposed to do?
What am I supposed to do?
Here I am
What can I do for you?
What can I do for you?
Here I am
Oh my love, oh my love

Look at me, oh please look at me, my love
Here I am
Oh my love

Who am I?
Nobody knows but me
Nobody knows but me
Who am I?
Nobody else can see
Just you and me
Who are we?
Oh my love, oh my love, oh my love

Maybe I'm Amazed lyrics - Marc Cohn

Maybe I'm amazed at the way you love me all the time
Maybe I'm afraid of the way I love you
Maybe I'm amazed at the way you pull me out of time
You hung me on the line
Maybe I'm amazed at the way I really need you

Maybe I'm a man
Maybe I'm a lonely man who's in the middle of something
That he doesn't really understand

Maybe I'm a man
And maybe you're the only woman who could ever help me
Baby, won't you help me to understand?
Ooh

Maybe I'm a man
Maybe I'm a lonely man who's in the middle of something
That he doesn't really understand

Maybe I'm a man
And maybe you're the only woman who could ever help me
Baby, won't you help me to understand?
Ooh

Maybe I'm amazed at the way you're with me all the time
Maybe I'm afraid of the way I leave you
Maybe I'm amazed at the way you help me sing my song
Right me when I'm wrong
Maybe I'm amazed at the way I really need you

Make It With You lyrics - Marc Cohn

Hey, have you ever tried
Really reaching out for the other side
I may be climbing on rainbows
But, baby here goes

Dreams, they're for those who sleep
Life is for us to keep
And if you're wond'ring what this song is leading to
I want to make it with you
I really think that we could make it, girl

No, you don't know me well
In ev'ry little thing only time will tell
But you believe the things that I do
And we'll see it through

Life can be short or long
Love can be right or wrong
And if I chose the one I'd like to help me through
I'd like to make it with you
I really think that we could make it, girl

Baby you know that
Dreams, they're for those who sleep
Life is for us to keep
And if I chose the one I'd like to help me through
I'd like to make it with you
I really think that we could make it, girl

The Letter lyrics - Marc Cohn

Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane
Ain't got time to take a fast train
Lonely days are gone
I'm a-goin' home
My baby just a-wrote me a letter

I don't care how much money I gotta spend
Got to get back to my baby again
Lonely days are gone
I'm a-goin' home
My baby just a-wrote me a letter

Well, she wrote me a letter, said she couldn't live without me no more
Listen mister, can't you see I got to get back to my baby once more?
Anyway, yeah

Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane
Ain't got time to take a fast train
Lonely days are gone
I'm a-goin' home
My baby just a-wrote me a letter

Well, she wrote me a letter, said she couldn't live without me no more
Listen mister, can't you see I got to get back to my baby once more?
Anyway, yeah

Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane
Ain't got time to take a fast train
Lonely days are gone
I'm a-goin' home
My baby just a-wrote me a letter
My baby just a-wrote me a letter

The Only Living Boy In New York lyrics - Marc Cohn

Tom, get your plane right on time
I know your part'll go fine
Fly down to Mexico
Doh-n-doh-de-doh-n-doh
And here I am
The only living boy in New York

I get the news I need
On the weather report
Oh, I can gather all the news I need
On the weather report
Hey, I've got nothing to do today
But smile, de-doh-n-doh-de-doh
And here I am
The only living boy in New York

Half of the time we're gone
But we don't know where
And we don't know where

Ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Here I am

Half of the time we're gone
But we don't know where
And we don't know where

Tom, get your plane right on time
I know that you've been eager to fly now
Hey let your honesty shine, shine, shine now
Doh-n-doh-de-doh-n-doh
Like it shines on me
The only living boy in New York
The only living boy in New York

Ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Here I am

Ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Here I am

After Midnight lyrics - Marc Cohn

After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down
After midnight, we're gonna chug-a-lug and shout
We're gonna stimulate some action
We're gonna get some satisfaction
We're gonna find out what it is all about
After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down

After midnight, we're gonna shake your tambourine
After midnight, it's all gonna be peaches and cream
We're gonna cause talk and suspicion
We're gonna give an exhibition
We're gonna find out what it is all about
After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down

After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down

After midnight, we're gonna shake your tambourine
After midnight, it's all gonna be peaches and cream
We're gonna cause talk and suspicion
We're gonna give an exhibition
We're gonna find out what it is all about
After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down

After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down
After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down
After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down
After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down

The Tears Of A Clown lyrics - Marc Cohn

Now if there's a smile on my face
It's only there trying to fool the public
But when it comes down to fooling you
Now honey that's quite a different subject

But don't let my glad expression
Give you the wrong impression
'Cause really I'm sad, Oh I'm sadder than sad
Well I'm hurt and I want you so bad
Like a clown I appear to be glad ooh yeah

Well they're some sad things known to man
But ain't too much sadder than
The tears of a clown when there's no one around
Oh yeah, baby baby, oh yeah baby baby

Now if I appear to be carefree
It's only to camouflage my sadness
And honey to shield my pride I try
To cover this hurt with a show of gladness
But don't let my show convince you
That I've been happy since you
'Cause I need to go, oh I need you so
Look I'm hurt and I want you to know
For others I put on a show ...

Well they're some sad things known to man
But ain't too much sadder than
The tears of a clown when there's no one around
Oh yeah, baby baby, oh yeah baby baby

Just like Pagliacci did
I try to keep my surface hid
Smiling in the crowd I try
But in a lonely room I cry
The tears of a clown
When there's no one around, oh yeah, baby baby
Now if there's a smile on my face
Don't let my glad expression
Give you the wrong impression
Don't let this smile I wear
Make you think that I don't care

No Matter What lyrics - Marc Cohn

No matter what you are
I will always be with you
Doesn't matter what you do, girl
Ooh girl, with you

No matter what you do
I will always be around
Won't you tell me what you found, girl
Ooh girl, want you

Knock down the old grey wall
Be a part of it all
Nothing to say, nothing to see, nothing to do
If you would give me all
As I would give it to you
Nothing would be, nothing would be, nothing would be

No matter where you go
There will always be a place
Can't you see it in my face, girl
Ooh girl, want you

Knock down the old grey wall
Be a part of it all
Nothing to say, nothing to see, nothing to do
If you would give me all
As I would give it to you
Nothing would be, nothing would be, nothing would be

No matter what you are
I will always be with you
Doesn't matter what you do, girl
Ooh girl, with you
Ooh girl, you girl, want you
Ooh girl, you girl, want you

New Speedway Boogie lyrics - Marc Cohn

Please don't dominate the rap, jack, if you've got nothing new to say.
If you please, don't back up the track this train's got to run today.
I spent a little time on the mountain, I spent a little time on the hill
I heard someone say "Better run away", others say "better stand still".
Now I don't know, but I been told it's hard to run with the weight of gold,
Other hand I have heard it said, it's just as hard with the weight of lead.

Who can deny, who can deny, it's not just a change in style?
One step down and another begun and I wonder how many miles.
I spent a little time on the mountain, I spent a little time on the hill
Things went down we don't understand, but I think in time we will.
Now, I don't know but I was told in the heat of the sun a man died of cold.
Keep on coming or stand and wait, with the sun so dark and the hour so late.

You can't overlook the lack, jack, of any other highway to ride.
It's got no signs or dividing lines and very few rule to guide.
I spent a little time on the mountain, I spent a little time on the hill
I saw things getting out of hand, I guess they always will.
Now, I don't know but I been told If the horse don't pull you got to carry the load.
I don't know whose back's that strong, maybe find out before too long.

One way or another, one way or another,
One way or another, this darkness got to give.