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Hello Manilow fans! I finally did some renovating in here and wow, does it ever need some renovatin'! Anyway, I'm adding the lyrics here, and if you have any suggestions, please let me know. My email address is at syndel@mailcity.com.

Even Now

Even now
When there's someone else who cares
When there's someone home who's waiting just for me
Even now
I think about you as I'm climbing up the stairs
And I wonder what to do so she won't see

And even now
When I know it wasn't right
And I've found a better life than what we had
Even now
I wake up crying in the middle of the night
And I can't believe it still could hurt somewhere

Even now, when I have come so far
I wonder where you are
I wonder why it's still so hard without you
Even now, when I come shining through
I swear I think of you
And how I wish you knew, even now

Even now
When I never hear you name
And the world has changed so much since you been gone
Even now
I still remember and the feeling's still the same
And this pain inside of me goes on and on
Even now

Even now, when I have come so far
I wonder where you are
I wonder why it's still so hard without you
Even now, when I come shining through
I swear I think of you, and God I wish you knew
Somehow, even now

Lonely Together

Your eyes are sad eyes
Mine are too
It doesn't take to much to see
What we've been through
You lost your baby
And me the same
Ain't it true how love's a hurtin' game

Could I have this dance
May I be so bold
It's just my arms are empty
And the night is so cold

CHORUS
Wouldn't it be fine bein' lonely together
Wouldn't it be fine havin' a shoulder to share
You could tell me how he broke your heart
And I'll tell you how she broke mine
And maybe later on I could take you home
Now wouldn't it be sad bein' lonely all alone

A heart that's hurtin'
Not to hard to see
I guess he promised you the world
Like she did me
But dry your eyes now
You'll be just fine
We can drown our achin' hearts in this glass of wine

Well I hate to say
What's done is done
It's just two could ease the pain
Much better than one

CHORUS

Love
It's such a crazy thing
All you gotta give and no regrets
But love
It can live again
Stay with me tonight
I'll make it work out right

REPEAT CHORUS

I AM YOUR CHILD

I am your child.
Wherever you go, you take me, too.
Whatever I know, I learn from you.
Whatever I do, you taught me to do.
I am your child.
And I am your chance.
Whatever will come, will come from me.
Tomorrow is won, by winning me.
Whatever I am, you taught me to be.
I am your hope,
I am your chance,
I am your child.

A LINDA SONG

He never wrote a song for Linda
He wrote as though he lived alone
He wrote of dreams that end
And of sad brave men
Inventing worlds he'd never known
But he never wrote a song for Linda
And she was right there all along
Loved him back to life
When his luck ran low
But he never wrote a Linda song
He nearly broke his heart at writing
Linda kept him from despair
Standin' by his side
through the hungry days
But he hardly seemed to see her there

And he never wrote a song for Linda
And she was right there all along
The one real thing in his crazy world
And he never wrote a Linda song.

When the bills piled up
He couldn't pay
He couldn't dream no more
So he hitched a ride and he rode away
And he left a note for Linda by the door
By the door
When times got rough he'd phone her
Once or twice she took the call
Then she changed her number and she turned her head
And Linda never looked back at all

He'll never write a song for Linda
And she was right there all along
All he knows is no one understands
And he never wrote a Linda song
No he never wrote a Linda song

All The Time

All The Time I thought there's only me
crazy in a way that no one else could be,
I would have given everything I own,
If someone would have said you're not alone.

All The Time,
all the wasted time,
All the years waiting for a sign,
To think I had it all
All The Time

All The Time I thought that I was wrong,
wanting to be
but needing to belong,
If I had just believed in all I had,
If someone would have said you're not so bad.

All The Time,
all the wasted time,
All the years waiting for a sign,
To think I had it all
All The Time

All The Time I Thought there's only me
crazy in a way that no one else could be
I can't believe that you were somewhere too,
thinking All The Time there's only you.

All The Time,
all the wasted time,
All the years waiting for a sign,
To think I had it all
All The Time

JUMP SHOUT BOOGIE

Well not to long ago in nineteen forty-four
When every mother's son was goin' off to war
They had to lift they spirits high (High!)
For Uncle Sam, motherhood and apple pie
Instead of spendin' money that they didn't have
In hot spot in the Bronx
They went to hear the kind of jazz
You hear in funky honky-tonks

It made you wanna Jump, shout, knock yourself out
Boogie-woogie beat is what I'm talkin' about
If you had the heebie-jeebies you could dance away
To the boogie-woogie music the piano man was playin'
You could jump, shout, knock yourself out
Boogie-woogie beat is what I'm talkin' about
You could pull a switcheroonie if you felt low down
With the boogie-woogie beat of a piano man who's goin' to town

It had the kind of rhythm that would fill the hall
The plinkin' and the plunkin' drove 'em up the wall
Then they would dance and drink their gin
And when the fuzz buzzed they'd join in
So everybody partied 'till the cows came home
'Cause that's what boogie's for
And every night that dump would jump
And keep 'em comin' back for more

Because it made you wanna
Jump, shout, knock yourself out
Boogie-woogie beat is what I'm talkin' about
If you had the heebie-jeebies you could dance away
To the boogie-woogie music the piano man was playin'
You could jump, shout, knock yourself out
Boogie-woogie beat is what I'm talkin' about
You could pull a switcheroonie if you felt low down
With the boogie-woogie beat of a piano man who's goin' to town

It made you wanna
Jump, shout
(Foo-der-acka-sacki)
Wanna jump, shout
(Slip the talcum to me Malcom)
You wanna jump, shout
(Floy-doy, floy-doy)
To the boogie-woogie music the piano man was playin'
And you could jump, shout, knock yourself out
Boogie-woogie beat is what I'm talkin' about
You could pull a switcheroonie if you felt low down
To the boogie-woogie beat of a piano man who's goin' to town

Shake it, yes, yes, yes

No Other Love

There were no violins
There were no soft guitars
Hot summer love under the city stars
I was Mr. Dynamite
And you were my only girl
We held each other through the night
Caught in a whirl

No other love
In all of the world
In all of my life
There was no other love

There was no fireside
No Beaujolais for two
Winter was cold but we had me and you
All the words we used to say
All the crazy plans we made
We were so naive that way
So unafraid

No other love
In all of the world
In all of my life
There was no other love

I don't know where it went
Turned into yesterday
Time comes and goes like music in a play
Looking back I still don't know
Why we ever had to end
And it's so hard letting go
Of what we had then

No other love
In all of the world
In all of my life
There was no other love

ONCE WHEN YOU WERE MINE

Love slips away and we move on
Night becomes the dawn

Words tear us up just like a storm
Now love is gone leaving us strangers

The morning sky fills with rain
Nothing feels the same

Time leaves me remembering dreams
And places we've been
And how it all changes

Once when you were mine
We lived within a world all our own

Once when you were mine

Once there was a time
Love slips away and we move on

Brooklyn Blues

See I flew in from the West Coast
Just the other day.
Yes, I flew in from the West Coast
and we circled J.F.K.
The movie ended and I pulled up the shade,
looked out the window while the Muzak played.
But in my head I'm singin',
singin' the Brooklyn Blues.
Oh, yea.
When you're growin' up in Brooklyn
the Bridge is like a friend.
Said when you're growin' up in Brooklyn
that Bridge is sure your friend.
Because that river, looks a hundred miles wide
when all your dreams are on the other side,
and that can start you singin'
singin' the Brooklyn Blues.
Oh, yea.
Now I've got myself some money
a mansion in Bel-aire.
Yes I've spent a lot of money
and I've been most ev'ry-where.
But still there's somethin' missin' I"ve got to find,
a part of me I must've left behind,
that makes a guy start feelin',
feelin' those Brooklyn Blues.
My my.
I've sung love songs to a princess
more than once or twice.
I've sung rock 'n' roll in Paris,
jazz in paradise.
But there's a song of mine I couldn't have sung,
a tune I started back when I was young.
Now I've come home to finish,
finish my Brooklyn Blues.
My Brooklyn Blues.

Copacabana

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl
With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there
She would merengue and do the cha-cha
But while she tried to be a star,
Tony always tended bar
Across the crowded floor, he worked from 8 til 4
They were young and they had each other
Who could ask for more?

At the Copa, Copacabana
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana
Music and passion were always in fashion
At the Copa....they fell in love.

His name was Rico.
He wore a diamond.
He was escorted to his chair, he saw Lola dancing there
And when she finished, he called her over,
But Rico went a bit to far,
Tony sailed across the bar
And then the punches flew and chairs were smashed in two
There was blood and a single gun shot
But just who shot who?

At the Copa, Copacabana
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana
Music and passion were always in fashion
At the Copa....she lost her love.

Copa... Copacabana... music and passion... always the fashion...

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl,
But that was 30 years ago, when they used to have a show.
Now it's a disco, but not for Lola,
Still in the dress she used to wear,
Faded feathers in her hair.
She sits there so refined, and drinks herself half-blind.
She lost her youth and she lost her Tony,
Now she's lost her mind!

At the Copa, Copacabana
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana
Music and passion were always in fashion
At the Copa...don't fall in love.

Could It Be Magic

Spirit move me
every time I'm near you
Whirling like a cyclone in my mind
Sweet Melissa,
angel of my life time,
Answer to all answers I can find

Baby I love you Come, come,
come into my arms
Let me know the wonder of all of you
Baby I want you,
now, now, now and hold on fast
Could this be the magic at last?

Lady take me
high up on a hillside
High up where the stallion meets the sun
I could love you,
build my world around you,
Never leave you till my life is done

Baby I love you Come, come,
come into my arms
Let me know the wonder of all of you
Baby I want you,
now, now, now and hold on fast
Could this be the magic at last?

I WANT TO BE SOMEBODY'S BABY

I wanna be somebody's baby
I don't want a child of my own
I was the one who was always strong
And I was always the one left alone
I was the one understandin'
And lettin' the other go free
Now I wanna be somebody's baby
Let somebody worry 'bout me

Who,no, no, no more a shoulder to cry on
My shoulders are wet to the bone
No, no, no more a friend to rely on
I'm looking for friends of my own
No more a kindly advisor
And no more a worshipping fan
I'm younger and weaker and wiser
With a brand new strategy planned

I wanna be somebody's baby
I don't want a child of my own
I was the one who was always strong
And I was always the one left alone
I was the one understandin'
And lettin' the other go free
Right now I wanna be somebody's baby
Let somebody worry 'bout me

I wanna be mothered and fathered
And sistered and brothered
It's gonna be gruesome and grand
I swear I'll keep you worried and sweatin'
And busy and bothered
You'll run around wringin' your hands

I'll call you at three in the mornin'
Wailin' my woes to the sky
I'll slip out of sight without warnin'
And return with a gleam in my eye

I wanna be somebody's baby
I don't want a child of my own
I was the one who was always strong
And I was always the one left alone
I was the one understandin'
And lettin' the other go free
Right now I wanna be somebody's baby
Let somebody worry 'bout me

Ships

We walked to the sea
Just my father and me
And the dogs played around on the sand
Winter cold cut the air
Hangin' still everywhere
Dressed in gray, did he say
"Hold my hand?"
I said, "Love's easier when it's far away"
We sat and watched a distant light

We're two ships that pass in the night
We both smile and we say it's alright
We're still here
It's just that we're out of sight
Like those ships that pass in the night

There's a boat on the line
Where the sea meets the sky
There's another that rides far behind
And it seems you and I are like strangers
A wide ways apart as we drift on through time
He said, it's harder now, we're far away
We only read you when you write

We're two ships that pass in the night
And we smile when we say it's alright
We're still here
It's just that we're out of sight
Like those ships that pass in the night
We're just ships that pass in the night
And we smile when we say it's alright
We're still here
It's just that we're out of sight
Like those ships that pass in the night

SANDRA

She's a great little housewife
Though sometimes she talks like a fool
But she helps at the store in the holiday rush
And she picks up the kids after school
And she puts down the phone when her husband comes home
And she changes from mother to wife
'Til she feels the words hanging between them
And she hangs by her words to her life

CHORUS:
She says "I swear I love my husband, I love my kids
I wanted to be like my mother
But if I hadn't done it as soon as I did
Oh there might have been time to be me
For myself, for myself"
There's so many things that she wishes
She don't even know what she's missin'
And that's how she knows that she missed

She's a sweetheart, except when she's moody
It's hard to get through to her then
Depressed for a while when the youngest was born
Oh but that happens now and again
She might take a drink with the housework
Or when Michael's kept late at the shop A Martini or two before dinner
But she always knows when to stop

REPEAT CHORUS

Oh they used to hold hands at the movies
Now it's seldom if ever they go
Once you've paid for the sitter and parkin' the car
There's no money left for the show
She was doing the dishes
When a glass fell and broke on the tile
And she cut her wrist (quite by mistake)
It was real touch and go for a while

She says "Oh God I love my husband and I love my kids
You know I wanted to be like my, my mother
But if I hadn't done it as soon as I did
Oh there might have been time to be me
For myself, for myself"
There's so many things that she wishes
She don't even know what she's missin'
And that's how she knows that she missed

DAYBREAK

I'm singin' to the world
It's time we let the spirit come in
Let it come on in
I'm singin' to the world
Everybody's caught in the spin
Look at where we've been
We've been runnin' around
Year after year
Blinded with pride
Blinded with fear

But it's Daybreak
If you wanna believe
It can be Daybreak
Ain't no time to grieve
Said it's Daybreak
If you'll only believe
And let it shine, shine, shine
All around the world

Singin' to the world
What's the point in puttin' it down?
There's so much love to share
I'm singin' to the world
Don't you see it all comes around
The feeling's everywhere
We've been closin' our eyes
Day after day
Covered in clouds
Losin' our way

Hey, but it's Daybreak
If you wanna believe
It can be Daybreak
Ain't no time to grieve
Said it's Daybreak
If you'll only believe
And let it shine, shine, shine
All around the world

I Made It Through the Rain

We dreamers have our ways
Of facing rainy days
And somehow we survive
We keep the feelings warm
Protect them from the storm
Until our time arrives
Then one day the sun appears
And we come shining through those lonely years

I made it through the rain
I kept my world protected
I made it through the rain
I kept my point of view
I made it through the rain
And found myself respected
By the others who
Got rained on too
And made it through

When friends are hard to find
And life seems so unkind
Sometimes you feel so afraid
Just aim beyond the clouds
And rise above the crowds
And start your own parade
'Cause when I chased my fears away
That's when I knew that I could finally say

I made it through the rain
I kept my world protected
I made it through the rain
I kept my point of view
I made it through the rain
And found myself respected
By the others who
Got rained on too
And made it through
(Repeat)

I Write the Songs

I've been alive forever,I've been alive forever,
and I wrote the very first song.
I put the words and the melodies together,
I am music, and I write the songs.

CHORUS:
I write the songs that make the whole world sing.
I write the songs of love and special things.
I write the songs that make the young girls cry.
I write the songs, I write the songs.

My home lies deep within you,
and I've got my own place in your soul.
Now, when I look out through your eyes,
I'm young again, even though I'm very old.

CHORUS

Oh my music makes you dance
and gives your spirit to take a chance,
and I wrote some rock 'n' roll so you can move.
Music fills your heart,
well, that's a real fine place to start.
It's from me it's for you,
it's from you, it's from me,
it's a world wide symphony.

CHORUS 2X


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