“Sunspots on the Moon”

SUNSPOTS ON THE MOON LYRICS

PROMISE ME ANYTHING

Promise me anything, but give me your love
Or better yet, diamonds, or jewelry, or pearls
Something  to show off to all the girls
Promise me these, and I’ll give you my love

Promise me anything, whatever you could
Promise me everything – nothing’s too good
Promise so much, and I promise you this
For each promise you give me, I’ll give you a kiss

I’ll give you a kiss, a daydream, and a smile
And so much true love, it will last quite a while
I’ll love you forever, until the day you die
If your checks don’t bounce — neither will I

Promise me anything – nothing’s too old
It can be silver – or, better yet, gold
It can be silk – but mink would be fine
Promise me everything, if you want to be mine

Promise me anything – nothing’s too good
Precious, or breakable, or hand-carved redwood
Fulfill all your promises – I won’t be apprehensive
I’ll take whatever is dear and expensive

Promise me everything, under the sun
Promise me heaven – you’ve already begun
And forever, my darling, I promise to be true
If you promise the most, then I’ll always love you

TEN-AND-A-HALF

We’re ten and a half, and eleven, and nine
And nine and a half, and ten
And in six years we all will be –
Grown up men!

We’re ten and a half, and nine and ten
And nine and a half, and eleven
And we’re gonna take, over the world
In just six years, or seven!

We can’t let anything get in our way –
Not a world war, and not a cloud burst
And in six years when we’re grown up,
We’ll all – be – first!

We’ll do anything anyone can do
The whole world will be our debtor
And in six years when we’re grown up
We’ll do it even better!

#1:       I’ll be a pilot, on supersonic jets!
#2:       I’ll take care of – Rockefeller’s debts!
#3:       And I’ll play – center field – for the marvelous Mets!
In just six years!  In just six years!

#4:       I’ll keep all my cattle, in diamond-studded gates!
#5:       I’ll build some hotels, and charge skyscraper rates!
#6:       And I’ll probably be president – of the United States!
In just six years!  In just six years!

Grown-ups, you’re out of style
We’ll catch you, just wait a while
SIX MORE YEARS!

Here comes, that happy day …
Moo—ooon, we’re on our way!
IN JUST SIX YEARS!

World, get ready
For me and Joe and Henry and Al and Bobby, and Teddy!
World, get ready
SIX MORE YEARS!  SIX MORE YEARS!  SIX MORE YEARS!

GIRLS!  AND – BOYS!

B:  GIRLS!                                          G:  BOYS!
B:  GIRLS!  GIRLS!  GIRLS!             G:  BOYS!  BOYS!  BOYS!

B:  GIRLS!  GIRLS!  GIRLS!  —  Why were they created?
G:  BOYS!  BOYS!  BOYS!      —  They’re all old-fashioned, until they’ve dated!
B:  GIRLS!  GIRLS!  GIRLS!  — They’re just someone to have around,
When someone has to be hated!
G:  BOYS!  BOYS!  BOYS!      —  Wait ‘til they want to be mated!

B:  A girl is a girl is a girl is a girl … is the craziest thing in the whole wide world!
G:  Is sugar and spice!  And all that’s nice!
B:  And tell your mother, on your little brother!

G:  A boy is a boy is a boy is a boy  —  is every girl’s, favorite toy!
B:  Is snaps, and snails, and pull their pigtails!
G:  But wait ‘til the country runs out of females!

B:  GIRLS!  G:  BOYS!  B:  GIRLS!  G:  BOYS!  B:  GIRLS!  G:  BOYS!  B:  GIRLS!

B:        Thank heavens there is nothing else, like a little girl
To take away men’s freedom, and enslave our lovely world!
If there were another, kind of female – I’d spend all my life in jail!
It’s better than serving a sentence for life – with a wife!

G:        Thank heavens there are some boys, who act like gentlemen
Who’ll take you out once in a while, and go steady, now and then!
If we have to go get ‘em with a rolling pin –
We’re gonna come back, with our share of men
Having fun is something, we never can – without a man!

G:  The only good girl is your Mother!      G:  The only bad boy is your brother!

B:  A girl is a girl is a girl is a girl         G:  A boy is a boy is a boy is a boy
B:  Is the craziest thing in the whole wide world!
G:  Is every girl’s, favorite toy!
B:  Is sugar and spice!  And all that’s nice!
G:  Is snaps, and snails, and pull our pigtails
B:  And tell your mother, on your little brother!
G:  But wait ‘til the country runs out of females!

B:  GIRLS!  G:  BOYS!  B:  GIRLS!  G:  BOYS!  B:  GIRLS!  G:  BOYS!  B:  GIRLS!

LOVE AT ELEVEN

B:     Love at eleven is almost too late
It’s barely in time, to have your first date
Then you fall in love, and you know love is great!
It was almost – too late.

Love at eleven is so full of kisses
Caressing, and cuddling, and all kinds of blisses
And dreaming of changing her name into “Mrs.”
It was … almost … too late.

Eleven years can be frustrating
With all, the other fellows dating
You’ve almost lost your chance,
… Then suddenly you dance
And, like they said, it’s fascinating!

Eleven years is in the past, now
The world starts  moving very fast, now
The girl says “I love you”
–… You say you love her, too
And you don’t know how you can last, now …

Love at eleven fulfills all your dreams
You fly past the earth – up to heaven, it seems
And the rest of your life is on clouds and moonbeams ..
.It’s almost too late, but it’s worth all your wait …
And it’s love … it’s love … at last, it’s love … it’s love …

G:      Love at eleven is all right with me
After waiting forever, at last – destiny
I’ll wait for you, and you wait for me
It can’t be, too late

Bring on, that bewitching hour
Bring midnight, and time’s magic power
Love will forever shower
On our eleventh hour

Now it’s eleven and here you are
Love will take over and give us our star
We’re ready for love, but love’s readier far
We were always on time … we were always on time … we were always on time

YOU GOTTA WATCH OUT – FOR THE ADULT

You gotta watch out – for the adults – and bring ‘em up your way!
You may have to – put words in their mouth – and tell them what to say!
They’ll let you do – whatever you want – unless you tell ‘em what to tell you
NOT to do!
So hurry up and tell ‘em NO!, or soon those girls are gonna get you!

If they say you can go out with girls, when you’re just eleven years old –
like this Larry fellow
You tell ‘em NO! you can’t, and keep tellin’ ‘em that, until you turn yellow!

If they say you can go, tell ‘em that you can’t!
If they demand a show – then yell and rave and rant!
If they say you can stay up, tell ‘em you have to go to bed!
If they say forget your homework, say – there’s some books you haven’t read!

If they say go out and play, say – “I haven’t done my chores”
That’s the only way we’ll have parents that we can’t walk on like floors!

You gotta watch your parents – you gotta be a stopper –
They’ll let you do all kinds of things that for your age just aren’t proper –
They’ll make you keep up with the Jones boys – and when the Jones move out of town
They will have pushed you so far up that there’s nowhere to go but down!

We gotta show these adults what it’s like to be grown up!
Or by the time we reach their age, the world’s already blown up!

If they say you can go, tell ‘em that you can’t!
If they demand a show – then yell and rave and rant!
If they say you can stay up, tell ‘em you have to go to bed!
If they say forget your homework, say – there’s some books you haven’t read!

If they say go out and play, say – “I haven’t done my chores”
That’s the only way we’ll have parents that we can’t walk on like floors!

You gotta watch out – for the adults – and bring ‘em up your way!
You may have to – put words in their mouth – and tell them what to say!
They’ll let you do – whatever you want – unless you tell ‘em what to tell you
NOT to do!
So hurry up and tell ‘em NO!, or soon those girls are gonna get you!

SUNSPOTS ON THE MOON

B:   There were sunspots on the moon
And I knew why they say love is blind
There were moonbeams, in my daydreams
When I found my love, I lost my mind

Everyday was – my birthday
And Christmas came back in July
And I was the boss – of Santa Claus!
And he brought me what I couldn’t buy

This is how love is – take it from me
Or maybe it’s greater – let me see …

I found Superman in my school books
And he taught me how I could fly!
With just one kiss, I had all this!
For my love set me up in the sky!

G:    There were orchids, on my rosebush
And chrysanthemums on the vine
I had mistletoe, wherever I’d go
And I knew, with one kiss, he was mine!

There were princes, all around me
And I dreamed I was queen …

MY SWEETEST SONG

G:      I’ve saved my sweetest song for you
To sing when there were just we two
To turn your cloudy skies to blue
It says why – and where and how – I love you

B:      I thought I’d never sing this song
To a girl as beautiful as – King Kong!
But when, I could be playing ping-pong –
What in the world, do you want with a girl?  — so long!

Girl:    I saw you and I knew, what love is all about!
Boy:    I laughed so hard, I don’t know how – my teeth did not – fall out!
Girl:    I dreamed that we were married very soon!
Boy:    Oh brother, sister, you’ve been dreaming out of tune!

Girl:    I dreamed you were afraid to say
You loved me in that very way
As lovers, when they love in May …
Boy:    Like King Henry when he took a knife and told his wife – good day!

Girl:    I know that someday you will fall …
Boy:    For Castor Oil and Geritol!
Girl:    But listen, and you’ll hear love call
Boy:    …  …  …  That’s all!

PERFECTION

Let’s play the game of Perfection – you’re it!
Perfection, in every direction – you’re it!
We’ll practice our lines, some other time
But now I can spot it – you’ve got it!

Let’s play the game of Perfection – you’re it!
Perfection, just there for inspection – you’re it!
And while we’ve got time – we’ll set it to rhyme
You’ve got the credit, and I’ve got to get it …

Your perfection is staying, so let’s keep on playing …
We’ll play the game of perfection forever
I will pursue you from ‘til the twelfth of  never
I see what I see there – and I’ve got to be there

And then we’ll be “us”, and only because –

You could magnetize me from a hundred thousand miles away
You could hypnotize me, and I’d never find my way away
You could mesmerize me, and I’d think tomorrow as today
For I can’t criticize, those magic eyes, that make me want to play

And I can’t stop – ‘til I reach the top –
Not until I inspect – you deflect – I direct –
Your per-fec-tion!

Let’s see where there’s perfection in you –
Confection in that great complexion in you!
Perfection! – It’s yours! —  in or out doors!
And no one else has it – so no one can razz it …

I might satirize, and soon disguise, the love that flies,
in silver skies, and sudden dies …
But then I’d summarize, the love that’s wise …
That I find in your eyes!

You could magnetize me from a hundred thousand miles away
You could hypnotize me, and I’d never find my way away
You could mesmerize me, and I’d think tomorrow as today
For I can’t criticize, those magic eyes, that make me want to play

And I can’t stop – ‘til I reach the top –
Not until I inspect – you deflect – I direct –
Your per-fec-tion!

WHAT CAN A GIRL DO?

When you feel like a woman, but the boys don’t know you are –
What can a girl do?  What can a girl do?

When you feel so excited, and your feminine radar
Says the boys are all around …
You can’t be too delighted, they’re so near, but so far …
They’ll disappear, at the very first sound …

Of the feminine gender!  Of women in splendor!
What can a girl do?  What can a girl do?

Other girls are succeedin’ – a merry life they’re leading – it’s all fun!
Other girls are makin’ out all right – they catch the boys, and they’re out of sight
Without leavin’ us even one!
While our lonely hearts are bleedin’, it’s the same thing that we’re needin’

He can be short, or tall!  He can be large, or small!
He can come in any size, at all!
Just as long as, he’s ready to fall!

He can be second-hand!  He can be pickled, or canned!
Or shaped like a bell, or a rubber band!
Just as long as he wants – to hold my hand!

What can we do?  What can we do?  What can we do?

We can try.  We can cry.  We can lurk.  (That won’t work!)
We can flirt.  (That doesn’t hurt!)
We can kiss ‘em.  We might miss ‘em!  We can dream!  We can scream!
We can shout – LOOK OUT!

We’re gonna try, until we die, and find some kind of guy!!!!!
We can hint … We can … lament!

What can we do?  What can we do?

When you feel like a woman, but the boys don’t know you are …
What can a girl do?  What can a girl do?
When at last the men are sighted, and you dream you’re on a star
And all the world goes round, and round
Very soon, you will be slighted, for the boys will think it’s war
So any boy who wants me, who’ll love me, who won’t taunt me …
Pick me up – in the lost – and found!

What can we do?

SHOT DOWN!

I’m flyin’ high – and feelin’ good
About a thousand miles, over where I stood
She kisses me – and I can’t see – and I think, I’m in love!
And I’m – paintin’ the town …

I’m circlin’ the clouds, and every bird
Sings songs to me – like I never heard
Then all at once – like the biggest dunce –
I’m fallin’ out of space – flat, on my face –
I’m SHOT DOWN!

SHOT DOWN!  SHOT DOWN, SHOT DOWN!

I’m flyin’ high – and feelin’ good
About a thousand miles, over where I stood
She kisses me – and I can’t see – and I think, I’m in love!
And I’m – paintin’ the town …

I’m flyin’ high, and I’m feelin’ good
And I rule the sky, like I never thought I could!
I’m over the moon – and I’m paintin’ the sun
And I’ve just begun – she pulls out her gun –
And I try to run – but I’m done
SHOT DOWN!

And I’m dead – shot full of lead –
Now I’m dead …

SHOT DOWN!  SHOT DOWN, SHOT DOWN!
SHOT DOWN!  SHOT DOWN!  SHOT DOWN!

I’m flyin’ high, and I’m feelin’ good
And I rule the sky, like I never thought I could!
I’m over the moon – and I’m paintin’ the sun
Then she pulls her gun, and I can’t run,

And I’m done, with a gun –
And I’m dead, full of lead

I’m shot down, like a clown — SHOT DOWN!
SHOT DOWN!  SHOT DOWN!  SHOT DOWN!
SHOT DOWN!

DRINK!  DRINK!  TO BROTHERHOOD!

Let’s have a drink, for brotherhood!  Let’s remember those vanishing days –

When knighthood was in flower, and ladies were in bloom
With horses in your back yard, and maybe in your room
Fighting dragons in armor, before Fruit-of-the-Loom

Those are the days, we wise men adore
Those are the days, that will be no more

Drink!  Drink!  to brotherhood –
Send women back, to motherhood!
And we’ll be so upright in all of our ways
We’ll be so upright in all of our ways

Let’s have a drink, for brotherhood!  Let’s bring back the good old days …
When King Arthur was our hero, and we sat all around …
When Robin Hood was the good guy, but King John was crowned
When Superman leaped tall buildings in a single bound ..

Those are the days, we wise men adore
Those are the days, that will be no more

DRINK!  DRINK!  to our brotherhood – remember the good old days
When men, were men, and women were – inferior …
And we were so upright in all of our ways!
And we were so upright in all of our ways!

We – don’t want to think about it – so let’s drink about it!

Let’s have a drink, for brotherhood!  Let’s bring back those vanishing old days …
When we didn’t have fluoride, and water was wetter
When cokes cost a nickel, and tasted better
And you only paid once for a double-header

Those are the days, we wise men adore
Those are the days, that will be no more

Drink!  Drink!  to brotherhood –
Send women back, to motherhood!
And we’ll always love you anyway, Willie Mays!
And we’ll always love you anyway, Willie Mays!

Let’s have a drink, to brotherhood –
Celebrate, our former great days

When comics were a dime, and so was a yo-yo
And it cost just fifteen cents to go see a show
And you didn’t need an I.D. when you wanted to go — ooo-ooo-oooh …

DRINK!  DRINK!  to our brotherhood – remember the good old days
When men, were men, and women were – inferior …
And good little women stayed out of our ways!
And good little women stayed out of our ways!

WHERE CAN A LITTLE GUY TURN?

What can you do when they’re after you?
Where can a little guy turn?
The world has its troubles, but girls just want doubles
And adults are useless – so where can I turn?

But they’ll never get me – I’m still alive
I’m in the front seat, and I’m gonna drive
I’ll build defenses so stong and so tall
When they assail me, I cannot fall

I’ll be the highest, and highest I’ll thrive
But, sooner, or later, the highest might dive …

The top banana – always gets peeled
They sometimes make errors who play center field
Taxes and death, everybody must pay
And when women chase you, you can’t get away …

I’d like a girl who’ll be a wife
Not just a mistress-in-residence
She’d bring me sunshine, instead of strife
A little suspense, but a little more sense

I’d like a wife who’ll love just me
She won’t need any outside audience
She’ll make our home a treasury
Of pleasure, and comfort, and confidence

I might be old fashioned – a terrible bore
And maybe girls don’t come that way anymore
It may take a long time to find love that’s true
And I hope, when I find her, that she’s waiting, too

WHEREVER YOU ARE

I try to be funny to hide
The emptiness inside
But I’m lonely, too,
And I’ll wait for you

So I’ll just smile,
And wait a while …
And I’ll find you …
Wherever you are …

Wherever you are
Whatever you do
I’d fly to a star
Just to be with you

Whenever you care
No matter how far
I’ll love you, and I’ll be there …
Where … ever you are

Wherever you are, you inspire me
I dream I’m with you, and I fly
I’m up on a star, and if you desire me
I’ll stay on that star ‘til we die

I see you, and I am blind
Can heaven be far behind?
The day filled with sunlight
While love fills the night
It’s too good … but it’s true …
It’s you

Wherever you are, surround me
And never drift far from my view
And heaven has come and has found me
And has found me, with you

And I know from wherever you are …
Heaven can never be far

And I know heaven can never be far
From … wherever … you are

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

I met an ancient fisherman out on the briny sea,
Escaping from the loneliness that always followed me.
He struggled with a fighting fish that turned his face all red,
And when it got away he only smiled a bit and said…

“They’re bigger and they’re better than the one that got away.
They’re made that way, that way they’ll stay, until the judgment day.
But you’re the boss, and there’s no loss, if still you want to play…
We won’t worry, we’ll forget her – there’ll always be one better
Than the one that got away!

“It’ll always be that way – there’s nothing more to say
They’re bigger and they’re better than the one that got away!”

He drifted in the passing waves and rested for a while.
He hooked a bigger fish and then he smiled a bigger smile.
He said, “They’re just like women – there’s many more around.
And if they leave, no need to grieve – there’s others to be found.

“The sea is full of fishes, there’s multitudes of dishes,
And one can’t make a difference if there are so many more.
They’re prettier and rounder, they’re smoother and they’re sounder,
And they’re bigger and they’re better than the one you had before.

“It’ll always be that way – there’s nothing more to say –
They’re bigger and they’re better than the one that got away!”

LET’S BE LONELY TOGETHER

Let’s be lonely together
Let’s see what we can do
‘Cause one and one – is still only two

But we’re not like birds of a feather
We’re more like two clouds in the stormy weather
We can be so – unbelievably – lonely, together

That world I fear, doesn’t know we’re out here
But we’ll be out here all the time
But let’s give ourselves a chance – even if at first glance
We’re not lemon and lime
And we’re gonna just be – eternally – lo-o-onely — together

Let’s be lonely together – we’ll always be a pair
I’m always here – you’re always there

But we’re not like birds of a feather
We’re not like polish on leather
We’re more like two clouds in the sunny weather
‘Cause all we are is lonely, together

And if I have to be lonely, I want to be lonely, only – with you

So what do they have that we need?
Just a name that they call the “new breed”
And what is it worth?  Not a thing!
We can set our own pace – we’ll lift each other’s face …
‘Til we sing …

And if we have to be lonely, we’ll always be lonely – together!

So we’ll be lonely together
We’ll play their game, but we won’t play the same

We might cry when they laugh, but we’ll laugh when they cry
You’ll be the only girl, and I’ll be the only guy
And we’ll live while they live, and die when they die

But – we’re not like birds of a feather
And we’re not like a hillside, full of heather
We’re more like two clouds in the sunny weather
And forever – we’ll be – lonely – together

We’ll never be birds of a feather
We’re just  not like polish on leather
And we’re not like a hillside – full of heather
We’re only two clouds in the sunny weather

And forever – we’ll be – lonely – together!

HOW LONG CAN YOU DREAM?

How long can a dream last, when you’re all alone?
How long can you dream when you dream on your own?
How long ‘til the world says it’s wrong, and you’re right?
How long is the night?

How long can I dream, if I’m dreaming alone?
Can I follow a dream into places unknown?
Must I desert all these weak-hearted friends?
Will I be their leader again?

I’ll dream on forever – but what if I’m wrong?
I’ve lived just a laugh – and it lasted too long
I could be wrong – but the thought is so strange
I’ve been one way so long – I don’t think I could change

Will the world change – or must I?
Will I be alone ‘til I die?

How long can you live, if your life is all dreams?
Is forever as long as it seems?
How long ‘til you find what you’ve been dreaming of
How lovely is love?

How long must you dream, ‘til your dreams come true?
How long ‘til your dream starts to dreaming of you?
How long can I dream? – I’ll be dreaming alone
‘Til one little dream, I own …

Just a woman – not a world
Just a regular guy, with a regular girl
My dream will come true, when I’m dreaming with you
And I’ll find you – whoever – whenever –

Wherever you are!

(Additional Lyrics)

SONG OF A LOST LOVE

A song of lost love …
A memory, fading away
The magic, now tragic …
Heaven is yesterday

The only lips I ever wanted
The love that made my life come true
They’re gone, and now, my dreams are haunted
But still I dream … of you

Sing of a lost love …
Sing sorrow, sing heartache, sing pain
Love’s – gone; I’m – overdrawn
She won’t come back again

The great ship love, that I commanded
And led through troubles, and through fears
Has gone off course, and left me stranded
With nothing left … but tears

A song of lost love …
A memory, fading away
The magic, now tragic …
Heaven is yesterday

Your endless passion, and breathless breath
Now out of fashion … now deathless death

The only love my young life tasted
The girl who took my heart away
Has disappeared; my life is wasted
And love … just doesn’t pay

Sing of a lost love …
Sing sorrow.  Sing heartache.  Sing pain.
Love’s – gone; I’m – overdrawn
She won’t come back, again.

IT’S ONLY LOVE

When you go to the place, that I’m thinking of
You say, I’ll hear, our language of love
And it’s my duty to assist, the Lord above
It’s only love … it’s only love

And there’s always a moon up above –
What is this thing, called love?

This night, was made, for love
In that heaven that I’m dreaming of
I am in love … so in love
That heaven seems high above
It’s love … it’s got to be love

When the stars, fade up above
It’s never too late, for love
We’re alone, and hand in glove
We’re taking a chance, on love

Does it fall from skies above?
This can’t be love … this can’t be love

You’re falling in love, with love
In that heaven, I’m dreaming of –
Makes that heaven seem high above –
So I’m not at all, in love!

No – it’s love … it’s love … it’s love
Give me my rose and my glove
It’s almost like being in love
There’s our favorite star above
It’s only love … it’s only love

I’ll tell my secrets to stars up above
Explaining, what I’m dreaming of
It’s only love … it’s only love

When the stars, fade up above
This night, was made, for love
And we stand, hand in glove
Speaking our language of love

It’s you, I’ll, be dreaming of
It’s never too late … but it’s only love

 

 

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