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                       Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #356
               Recordings #01-25 were from 1955 through 1969
             Due 5:00 PM EDT (GMT-4) on Friday, September 30, 2016.

And every now and then
I spend my time at rhyme and verse
And curse those faults in me

Our vacation time has come to an end
Now I gotta get back to my studies again
And make good grades so I can pass

You couldn't call him handsome
But he's loaded with style
Always wears a t-shirt
And a great big smile

One day, little girl
The sadness will leave your face
As soon as you've won
Your fight to get justice done

And these few precious days
I'll spend with you
These precious days
I'll spend with you

Yeah, double beatin'
Keep repeatin'

The fellas all tell me
You're not very pretty
They tell me to go out
With Jane or Betty

I'll be alone each and every night
While you're away, don't forget to write

Someone to hold
Someone to love
Someone to cherish
From heaven above

The many ways you speak of love, I've heard before
But it sounds so good every time
Please say the part I love just once more
Darling, I'm so glad you're mine

I don't need sunny skies for things I have to do
'Cause I stay home the whole day long and think of you

Cloudy waters cast no reflection
Images of beauty lie there stagnant
Vibrations bounce in no direction
But lie there shattered into fragments

Before you ask some girl for her hand, now
Keep your freedom for as long as you can, now

I saw you standing there
I saw your big brown eyes
And loved your raven hair

From my laboratory in the castle east
To the master bedroom where the vampires feast
The ghouls all came from their humble abodes
To get a jolt from my electrodes

One of these early mornings, yeah
Gonna be wipin' your weepin' eyes

Although it's always crowded
You still can find some room
For broken-hearted lovers
To cry there in the gloom

Gone are the clouds
That darkened your sky
Gone are the tears
I used to cry

I walked on over, and I asked her to dance
Thinkin' maybe later on, we'll make romance

All my life, I've been shortchanged
Without your love, baby, it's a crying shame
And now I know what the fellas are talking about
When they say that they been turned out

She was wearin' ginchy garments
And her sweater fit her tight
Her imported shoedebakers
Meant some leopard lost a fight

The birds are singing and the children are playing
There's plenty of work and the bosses are paying
Not a sad word should a young heart be saying
But fun is a bore and with money I'm poor

He flirted every step of the way
I could hear every word he'd say
My resistance was getting low
And my feelings started to show
My heart started pumpin', blood pressure jumpin'

To every word of love I heard you whisper
The raindrops seemed to play a sweet refrain

Baby, I know we got troubles
'Cause these ain't easy times
Seems this whole world's gone crazy


I want it (I want it) when the lights are low
I want it (I want it) just before you go
I want it (I want it) because I love you so

Floatin' in the river
With a saturated liver
And I wish I could forgive her
But I do believe she meant it
When she told me to forget it
And I bet she will regret it


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