Opening Lyrics - '80s Edition

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We're talking away. I don't know what I'm to say. I'll say it anyway. Today's another day to find you shying away.
I'm lying alone with my head on the phone thinking of you 'til it hurts. I know you hurt too, but what else can we do, tormented and torn apart?
Let's dance in style. Let's dance for a while. Heaven can wait; we're only watching the skies.
You wake up late for school. Man, you don't wanna go. You ask your mom, 'Please?' but she still says no.
Watching every motion in my foolish lover's game. On this endless ocean, finally lovers know no shame.
Harry Truman, Dorris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray.
Seems like yesterday, but it was long ago. Jenny was lovely. She was the queen of my night, there in the darkness with the radio playing low.
It's all the same. Only the names will change. Every day it seems we're wasting away.
Turn around. Every now and then I get a little bit lonely and you're never comin' 'round.
I get up in the evening and I ain't got nothing to say. I come home in the morning, I go to bed feeling the same way.
Yo, pretty ladies around the world. Got a weird thing to show you, so tell all the boys and girls.
Desert loving in your eyes all the way. If I listen to your lies would you say I'm a man without conviction? I'm a man who doesn't know how to sell a contradiction?
I would say I'm sorry if I thought that it would change your mind, but I know that this time I have said too much, been too unkind.
I come home in the morning light. My mother says, 'When you gonna live your life right?' Oh mother dear, we're not the fortunate ones.
Dark in the city, night is a wire. Steam in the subway. Earth is a fire. Do do doo do, do doo do, do doo do, do doo do, doo doo.
Under blue moon I saw you. So soon, you'll take me up in your arms. Too late to beg you or cancel it though I know it must be the killing time.
I feel a hunger. It's a hunger that tries to keep a man awake at night. Are you the answer? I shouldn't wonder when I feel you whet my appetite.
We're leaving together, but still it's farewell. And maybe we'll come back to earth. Who can tell?
It's a little past supper time. I'm still out on the porch steps sittin' on my behind, waiting for you.
I walk along the avenue. I never thought I'd meet a girl like you, meet a girl like you. With auburn hair and tawny eyes, the kind of eyes that hypnotize me through.
I gotta take a little time, a little time to think things over. I better read between the lines in case I need it when I'm older.
Now on the day I was born, the nurses all gathered 'round and they gazed in wide wonder at the joy they had found.
She's got a smile that it seems to me reminds me of childhood memories where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky.
What I want, you've got, and it might be hard to handle. But like the flame that burns the candle, the candle feeds the flame.
The white man came across the sea. He brought us pain and misery. He killed our tribes. He killed our creed. He took our game for his own need.
Highway run into the midnight sun. Wheels go round and round. You're on my mind. Restless hearts sleep alone tonight. Sendin' all my love along the wire.
Looking out a dirty old window. Down below, the cars in the city go rushing by. I sit here alone and I wonder why.
Celebrate good times, come on! Let's celebrate. Celebrate good times, come on! Let's celebrate.
She was always something special. Diamond shining bright in the rain. Everybody dreams of angels. No one would ever know how much I love you so.
Father wears his Sunday best. Mother's tired. She needs a rest. The kids are playing up downstairs. Sister's sighing in her sleep. Brother's got a date to keep.
Opening LyricsSongArtist
I made it through the wilderness. Somehow I made it through. Didn't know how lost I was until I found you.
We can dance if we want to. We can leave your friends behind. 'Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance, well, they're no friends of mine.
Hey, pretty baby with the high heels on. You give me fever like I've never ever known. You're just a product of loveliness. I like the groove of your walk, your talk, your dress.
Moving forward, using all my breath. Making love to you was never second best.
You and I, in a little toy shop, buy a bag of balloons with the money we've got. Set them free at the break of dawn, 'til one by one, they were gone.
I'm saying all the things that I know you'll like, making good conversation. I gotta handle you just right. You know what I mean.
Josie's on a vacation far away. Come around and talk it over. So many things that I wanna say. You know I like my girls a little bit older.
Well you're the real tough cookie with the long history of breaking little hearts like the one in me. Thats okay, let's see how you do it. Put up your dukes; let's get down to it.
We both lie silently still in the dead of the night. Although we both lie close together, we feel miles apart inside.
Though I've tried before to tell her of the feelings I have for her in my heart, every time that I come near her I just lose my nerve as I've done from the start.
I never meant to cause you any sorrow. I never meant to cause you any pain. I only wanted to one time see you laughing.
When I wake up, well I know I'm gonna be, I'm gonna be the man who wakes up next to you. When I go out, well I know I'm gonna be, I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you.
Steve walks warily down the street with the brim pulled way down low. Ain't no sound but the sound of his feet. Machine guns ready to go.
Well I'm an axe grinder, piledriver. Mother says that I never never mind her. Got no brains. I'm insane. Teacher says that I'm one big pain.
That's great. It starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an airplane. Lenny Bruce is not afraid.
Out on the streets, that's where we'll meet. You make the night. I always cross the line. Tightened our belts, abused ourselves. Get in our way, we'll put you on your shelf.
We're no strangers to love. You know the rules, and so do I.
She's a very kinky girl, the kind you don't take home to mother. She will never let your spirits down once you get her off the street.
Living on a lighted stage approaches the unreal for those who think and feel in touch with some reality beyond the gilded cage.
Woke up to the sound of pouring rain. The wind would whisper and I'd think of you and all the tears you cried that called my name. And when you needed me, I came through.
Looking in your eyes, I see a paradise. This world that I found is too good to be true.
She's a good girl. Loves her mama. Loves Jesus, and America too. She's a good girl. She's crazy about Elvis. Loves horses, and her boyfriend too.
I get up and nothing gets me down. You got it tough, I've seen the toughest around.
I got your picture of me and you. You wrote 'I love you.' I wrote 'Me too.' I sit there staring and there's nothing else to do.
When I'm out walking, I strut my stuff. Yeah, I'm so strung out. I'm high as a kite. I just might stop to check you out.
Got a picture of your house. You're standing by the door. It's black and white and faded and it's looking pretty worn.
You put the boom-boom into my heart. You send my soul sky high when your lovin' starts. Jitterbug into my brain goes a bang, bang, bang 'til my feet do the same.
If you need a friend, don't look to a stranger. You know in the end I'll always be there.
I don't know where I'm going, but I sure know where I've been. Hanging on the promises in songs of yesterday.
Clock strikes upon the hour and the sun begins to fade. Still enough time to figure out how to chase my blues away.

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