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YOUR PICTURE

I used to dwell on every little problem I had
Then I met you and you taught me not to be sad
Now when I look in the mirror I see a man contented
Everything has worked out just as fate intended

'Cause not everyone has someone they can rely on
Not everyone has somebody to love
I have someone

I took your picture, I took it to remind me
That no matter where I go, you're always behind me
And if ever I should wander, I know you'll find me
In the hazy light of morning, y
ou're all that matters to me

If you want me beside you, then that's where I'll stay
There's nowhere I'd rather be anyway
Sometimes I wonder when I look at your face
I wonder how I ever got so lucky in the first place

'Cause I know in times of trouble, when things look bleak
I can turn to you and then suddenly I don't feel so weak

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You're all that matters to me
You're all that matters to me


 


CHEER UP

Another tortured soul trying to sell his scars
Poetic tales of pain, which he hopes will help him go far
In the game of fortune and fame his lyrics speak against
Well, a hypocrite with an instrument is a hypocrite nonetheless

And so he takes to the stage with all of his rage
He don't need no one behind him
But they're not there, 'cause they don't care
As the empty stage reminds him

And so he takes his anger out
On an audience that never did anything to him
And the day he throws in the towel
We'll be singing a funeral hymn
But don't give up

All you really have to do is just cheer up

I'm sorry Cupid missed every time he took aim
And I'm sorry you ain't never been kissed
But your songs all sound the same
No one wants to hear someone complain
The only love you're gonna get
Is from the sad, depressed, and the death-obsessed
The suicidal set

BRIDGE

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BRIDGE

And so he takes his anger out
On an audience that never did anything to him
And the day he throws in the towel
We'll be singing a funeral hymn
But don't give up
No he shouldn't give up
All you really have to do is just cheer up


 


MYSTERY

A funny tale that's tragic to me
Do I have a bad attitude?
Is there something I just don't see?
Or am I just not in the mood?

The darkest sky you ever did see
Is still just a temporary mask
A wise man explained it to me
He told me that all things must pass

No one ever gets my jokes but me
Maybe they're just not that good

But me, I prefer to leave mystery intact
And you may disagree
What you perceive as fact
May only be opinion to me
Pure fantasy

It seems like everyone's searching for space
But I'm not about to give in
I'm not going to enter a race
I have no desire to win

They have a way of taking fun
And turning it into a chore
How boring life can become
When everyone wants to keep score

BRIDGE

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Leave mystery intact
And you may disagree
What you perceive as fact
May only be opinion to me
Pure fantasy

Leave mystery intact
And you may disagree
What you perceive as fact
May only be opinion to me
Pure fantasy

 



SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE

The world is always in a hurry
Feels like I'm going nowhere slow
And sometimes when it makes me worry
It's always comforting to know

That soon it will be weekend
And we might get some sun
We'll focus on the days ahead
Forget the week just gone
And we'll make plans for summer
That we won't stick to
Some things never change at all
And I hope you never ever do

Things may not work as we planned
Dreams can sometimes fall apart
Some things are out of all our hands
Fate will always play its part

But soon it will be Christmas
And we might get some snow
There's so many things left to do

And places left to go
And we'll make plans for summer
That we won't stick to
Some things never change at all
And I hope you never ever do

Soon it will be weekend
And we might get some sun
We'll focus on the days ahead
Forget the week just gone
And we'll make plans for summer
That we won't stick to
Some things never change, it's true
But I hope you never ever do

 



CRAZY LIKE ME

Midnight, a knock at the door
Waking me from my sleep
Is it you? I can't be sure
Knowing the company that you keep

So I open it and there you are
A sight for all to see
And when I ask you what you want
You smile and say to me

I want you and only you, my dear
You're all I'll ever need
And the thought of living life without you
Well, it makes my poor heart bleed

So let's get in the car and go
Drive all through the night
Life's for living, so let's start a journey
With no end in sight
We could hitch a ride to Tokyo
Or go swimming in the sea
In my whole life
Never thought I'd find someone amazing
Somebody crazy like me

The things you do wear me out
They shock me to my core
I feel like running away
And yet I still come back for more

You take me places I'd never go
You pull me out of my shell
Things that make me say 'no'
Make you say 'what the hell'

She says she wants to free
The raging beast I keep inside
No one ever lives forever
But have you ever tried?

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THIS IS IT

When I turned on the news today
They told me that the king had passed away
I can't believe it, it's so sad
What do you say to news like that?

The world has lost a true sensation
The kind that comes along once a generation
It was your voice that made you unique
Your caring ways and your lightning feet

This is it, my friend
You weren't Invincible in the end
HIStory will prove
That there was no one quite like you
And I don't think there ever will be
Not to them and not to me

And when you think of all the joy he gave us
He wasn't Bad and certainly not Dangerous
Maybe a little Off The Wall
A little crazy, aren't we all?

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