“Oiltown”

OILTOWN  LYRICS

                             

NUMERO UNO

Number one! Numero uno! Number one!
Number one! Numero uno! Number one!

Hey, you in that mirror – what do you say?
The handsomest face, in the whole U.S.A.!
Hey, out in that wide world, what do you see?
The most impressive body in the land of the free!

Hey all of you ladies, what do you know?
Here I am, and I’m ready to go!
Think what you must, and say what you can –
Here I am – the number one LADIES MAN!

You can count the world’s great lovers, on the fingers of one hand
You know the world’s great lovers are in everyday demand
But don’t give up, you beauties, just conjure up your plan,
And you may soon be loving – the number one LADIES MAN!

Before the world was finished, and ready for your viewing
God made a simple move that proved, He knew what He was doing –
He filled the air with birds and put the fishes in the sea –
Then he saw the lonely ladies – and God created – ME!

Hey!  All of you ladies, what do you know?
Here I am, and I’m ready to go!
Think what you must, and say what you can –
Here I am – the number one LADIES MAN!

Don’t fall for Lonesome George, or Superficial Stan!
Forget your Handsome Harry, and your Dapper Dan!
Don’t fall for just a muscle!  Don’t fall for just a tan!
Don’t fall until you find, your whole damn LADIES MAN!

You can count the world’s great lovers, on the fingers of one hand
You know the world’s great lovers are in everyday demand
But don’t compromise, Ladies – stick to your plan,
And you may soon be loving – the number one LADIES MAN!

It’s been that way, since the world began
The world revolves around – the number one – LADIES MAN!

So Cathleen, Florence – Elaine, or Fran –
Or Jean, or Joan, or Jane, or Jan –
Don’t fall for just a muscle!  Don’t fall for just a tan!
Don’t fall until you find, your whole damn LADIES MAN!

Number one! Numero uno! Number one!
Number one! Numero uno! Number one!…
Number one! Numero uno! Number one! 

SUMMER’S COMING 

Summer’s coming – gonna be here – right on time
Crickets humming – and roses – near their prime
Then, why are you frowning?  —  Is smiling a crime?
Summer’s coming – summer’s coming – right on time

The willows are bending, but storms will be ending
And bluebirds blending, with church yard chimes
Summer’s coming – summer’s coming – right on time

Does the rainbow wait for the ground to dry?
Does tomorrow wait for a clear, blue sky?
Does a searcher wait, for the answer “Why?”
… And where is the spirit, that once filled your eye?
Summer’s coming – summer’s coming – right on time

Your heart may be aching, but clouds will be breaking,
And poets making, new reasons, new rhymes –
Summer’s coming – summer’s coming – right on time

Should a sparrow wait for the wind to fly?
Should a swallow sing, of the days gone by?
Should a dreamer wait for a darkened sky?
Then, where is the spirit, that once filled your eye?
Summer’s coming – summer’s coming – right on time

Your heart may be aching, but clouds will be breaking,
And poets making, new reasons, new rhymes –
Summer’s coming – summer’s coming – right on time

HOW CAN I TELL YOU? / ONLY A SHADOW 

M:  I want something to happen                 F:  I want something to last
M:  I can’t wait forever                                  F:  I can’t change so fast
M:  I’ve been so very lonely                          F:  It’s been so very long
M:  Since I’ve needed such loving                F:  Since I’ve heard such a song

M:  Like a boy in a dream world                  F:  Like my very first date
M:  It could pass in an instant                       F:  Should I rush?  Should I wait?

M:       How can I tell you, the beauty of pine trees,
Shading the flowers, and touching the sky,
Lifting for nature, her prayer in the forest,
Her promise of peace that no fortune can buy?

And how can I show you, the warmth of the evening,
The sun slowly settling, with yesterday’s tears,
Winking at lovers, alone in the forest,
Granting new memories, new days and new years?

M & F: The magic or nature, the strength of the forest
The sounds of her stillness, her breezes and birds
The springtime renewing, the life of the forest
For two lonely lovers, with no need for words

F:         So close to the bayou, so happy in springtime
So fond of the forest, so happy since noon
A lingering shadow, bent down and kissed me
Chilled the warm sunset, and silenced the tune

Told me to leave here – hurry and leave here
Only too surely, and only too soon

M:        But soon we must challenge, the power of midnight
Surrender the old day, while darkness prevails
Whisp’ring to lovers, alone in the forest
To bravely set forth on new uncharted trails

Then lovers can share in, the splendor of sunrise
Arising through doubts, but then soaring anew
Our spirits forgiving, the wounds we’ve encountered
Accepting the blessing, the good, and the true

M & F: The magic or nature, the strength of the forest
The sounds of her stillness, her breezes and birds
The springtime renewing, the life of the forest
For two lonely lovers, with no need for words 

SILENTLY

Send a simple message
Far beyond the sea …
Forever I must love you …
Silently

Send another message
Beyond the farthest star
I love you even though
I don’t know where you are

Baby, where are you going?
Baby, I cannot see …
Are you happy?  Are you growing?
Baby, come tell me.

Baby, what are you playing?
How tall will you grow to be?
Can’t you hear me saying,
“Baby, come tell me.”

I wish you could know of my feelings –
I think of you every day …
But all I can do, is wonder inside
And wish you were here, and pray …

And send a simple message
Far beyond the sea –
Forever I must love you …
Silently.

Or send another message
Beyond the farthest star …
I love you even though
I don’t know where you are …

Forever I must love you …
Silently …

PAYDAY! 

Every little baby – every little baby – born in the U.S.A.
Just any little baby – any little baby – knows what he’s got to say

It’s Daddy and Mommy, Mommy and Daddy – each little kid can say …
But in Oiltown, Texas – Oiltown, Texas – they only say “Payday!  Payday!”               They only say “Payday!”

Yes, in Oiltown, Texas, babies of both sexes,
Line up and yell “PAYDAY!  PAYDAY!”
Line up and yell “PAYDAY!”

#1:         I got my pay, I got my heart – I’m gonna tear this town apart!

#2:         Buy the boy a bicycle, buy the wife a rose!
I’m rich until I figure out, where all the money goes!

#3:         Twenty for the wife to spend, and forty for the maid –
And everybody in the world, but me – is overpaid!

#4:         One hundred for my mortgage, and eighty more for loans –
I live to say, it’s a big payday! – but I can’t keep up with Jones!

#1:         Seventy-five for the car I drive; and thirty for the gas!
And after all the bills are paid, I’m right back on my ass!

#2:         Fifty for the ladies, and fifty for my boat –
And after all the bills are paid, it’s a wonder I’m afloat!

But – every little baby, every little baby, in Oiltown, Texas, today
Lines up and says “Payday!  Payday!” – he knows when to say “Payday!”

#4:        Tuition and insurance, and Sears Roebuck, and clothes –
And we’ll sink unless we find the place, where all that money grows!

#5:           A hundred for my taxes – a hundred, that ain’t crud!
When they get enough in taxes, then, they’ll start extracting blood!

#1:         And fifty for the dentist, and fifty for the doc –
I fear the bills are here to stay, and I’m to stay in hock!

#2:         One-thirty for the groceries – that doesn’t buy a lot –
They’ll plant me in the graveyard soon, and that’ll end this plot!

#3:         I have to join the C.I.O. – I owe everyone I see
And after all the bills are paid – there’s nothing left for me!

But every little baby, every little baby, born in the U.S.A.
Says “Mommy” and “Daddy”, and “Daddy” and “Mommy”
That’s what they’re supposed to say

But in Oiltown, Texas, babies of both sexes,
Stand up and yell “PAYDAY!  PAYDAY”
All they can say is – “PAYDAY!”

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