Roses for Sharon 

Beautiful Soul
 
Look. What do you see?
A beautiful face with beautiful dreams.
Smile. Smile and shine.
Never be shy. Always be kind.
 
  Oh, if you want to go
  You don't have to be with me you know.
  But hey, I'd like you to stay.
  I think you could be someone that I could fall for.
 
Drive. Drive far from home.
You've always been driven and never alone.
And think everything through.
If you need something I'll be there for you.
 
  Oh, if you want to go
  You don't have to be with me you know.
  But hey, I'd like you to stay.
  I think you could be someone that I could fall for.
 
How does it feel to be beautiful?
How does it feel to have everybody looking at you?
How does it feel to be beautiful?
How does it feel to have everybody wanting from you? 
 
Look. Do you see what I see?
A beautiful soul with beautiful dreams.
Smile. Smile and shine.
Never be shy. Always be kind.
 
  Oh, if you want to go
  You don't have to be with me you know.
  But hey, I'd like you to stay.
  I think you could be someone that I could fall for.
 
  Oh, you beautiful soul.
  You don't have to stay with me you know.
  But hey, I wish you'd remain.
  I think you could be someone that I could dream with. 
 
  Oh, you beautiful soul.
  You don't have to stay with me you know.
  But hey, I wish you'd remain.
  I think you could be someone that I could dream with.
 
Summersong
 
Sometimes summertime brings us better times.
And sometimes it leads us astray.
These are finer times, drinking in the rose and wine.
We’re not about to fall on our faces.
Yeah, we’re just young things starting out.
It’s a big world that’s calling our names.
We’re gonna go for all of the glory.
Never gonna give up the chasing.
 
  And she is all the things that summer brings.
  And she wants to spend it with me.
  She’s so smart it warms my heart and I don’t have to play a part.
  And that’s just the way it should be.
 
Sometimes dreaming can seem like a waste of time.
Sometimes it eats up your days.
There are friends of mine who sit and dream all the time.
And just stay stuck in one place.
But we know better than that.
We’ve got to get while the gettin’ is great.
We’re gonna take a ride ‘round the world.
‘Cos we can’t sit here and wait..
 
  And she is all the things that summer brings.
  And she wants to spend it with me.
  She smiles as good as Hollywood and laughs just like a young star should.
  And that’s just the way it should be.
 
When I go to bed at night and turn out all the lights.
There’s nothing but me and my thoughts.
I think of her smiling face and I’m in a better place.
I’m thankful for all that I’ve got.
Yeah, we’ve got to take on this big world.
We’ve got to take it our way.
We’re gonna go for all of the glory and
Never ever give up the chasing.
 
  And she is all the things that summer brings.
  And she says she’ll spend it with me.
  She’s so smart it warms my heart and I don’t have to play a part.
  And that’s just the way it should be.
 
  And she is all the things that summer brings.
  And she says she’ll spend it with me.
  She smiles as good as Hollywood and laughs just like a young star should.
  And that’s just the way it should be.
 
  But she is gone again somewhere with him.
  And I’m left only with me.
  But hey, that’s okay. The sun will shine another day.
  Some things you have to let be.
 
Virginia
 
The water tower's watching me. 
The neighbor's yard's so green and neat. 
There's a girl who lives up the street. 
She comes by to talk and cheat. 
 
  Virginia, come here close. 
  We'll keep it quiet so no one knows. 
  And hope our smiles never show.
 
The folks at home don't seem to care.
I drop on by. They're never there.
I've got a song I'd like to share.
If you will dare, I will dare.
 
  Virginia, come to me.
  We're a perfect pair, you will agree.
  Won't you take some tea with me?
 
Don't cry. 
We'll be fine. 
 
  Virginia, come here close. 
  We'll keep it quiet so no one knows. 
  And hope our smiles never show. 
  Virginia, come to me. 
  We're a perfect pair, you will agree. 
  Won't you come and set me free?
  Set me free.
  Set me free.
  Set me free.
 
Butterflies
 
We’re fly-by-nights.
We skip in and out of the city lights.
We all have our ways to dull the pain inside.
And you’ve got me, whatever may be.
Someday we’ll be butterflies.
 
So here we go.
We swing back and forth between yes and no.
Bounce through our lives between to and fro.
No, I don’t mind if you take your time.
Someday we’ll be butterflies.
 
  Open your eyes.
  Raise your right hand and solemnly swear not to lie.
  Try not to hide.
  Don’t tell me what I want to hear. Don’t worry that I’m satisfied.
 
  Sun, let us ride.
  Take my right hand and show me all the world’s delights.
  Don’t hide your eyes.
  Open them wide and let out all the child inside.
 
Silly kids.
We’ll have no regrets about the things we did.
We’ll ease up on the brakes before we start to skid.
We won’t lose control. No, we’re on a roll.
Someday we’ll be butterflies.
Wrap me up tight. Show me the sights.
Someday we’ll be butterflies.
 
A Simple Life
 
I take a walk in the park.
I stay there until evening comes.
But then I'll be I'll be home before dark.
I've got a date with the television.
 
I take a ride in the sky.
I stay up there for hours if it's a sunny day.
Because I like to go high.
It's good to float and blow your cares away.
 
  I like a simple life.
  I like a day with no complications.
  And who's to criticize?
  Who's to say I'm lacking motivation?
 
I take a walk downtown.
The chocolate shop is smelling like a chocolate dream.
Don't let the sun go down.
Saturday is such a lovely-dovey scene.
 
  I like a simple life.
  I like a day with no interruptions.
  I don't have to justify 
  when I turn my back on chaos and corruption. Yeah. 
 
I go to bed at night.
There's no daily troubles to invade my head.
Cuddle up to the wife.
We kiss goodnight and I'm such a sleepyhead.
 
  I like a simple life.
  I like a day with no complications.
  And who's to criticize?
  Who's to say I'm lacking motivation?
  I like a simple life.
  I like a day with no interruptions.
  And I don't have to justify 
  when I turn my back on chaos and corruption. Yeah.
 
Best Man
 
Maybe I'm getting into something I shouldn't.
I'm getting deep again. I don't want to drown.
We talk for hours, yeah, we talk of everything.
I'll be  your best dance partner if you will come on down.
 
  I'll be your best man if you want me to, just ask me.
  I'll be your best man if you'll let me.
  I'll do the little things you say you want done for you.
  I'll be your best man if you'll have me, dear.
 
Oh when I told you I loved you, well damn I meant it.
Please see my sunny side. My aim is true.
Just tell me when to start, Hon. I will be ready.
I'll keep every promise I make. But only for you.
 
  I'll be your best man if you want me to, just ask me.
  I'll be your best man if you'll let me.
  I'll do the little things you say you want done for you.
  I'll be your best man if you'll have me, dear. 
 
  I'll be your best man if you want me to, just tell me.
  But I don't know what you expect of me.
  Where are your other boys? You tell me that you're lonely.
  I'll be your everything. Don't reject me, dear.
 
When She Flies
 
She spends too much time looking back
At things she’s never done and never will.
Someday she’ll make the great escape,
Start up again and never, ever tell.
She smiles at her people, 
Tells everyone she’s doing quite well.
But if she were an heiress, 
She’d buy her way straight out of this hell.
 
  When she flies…
  Over the city with the airplanes.
  Up there they never ask her to explain.
  Up there they never ask her to refrain.
 
Little girl lost was found
In a place she shouldn’t oughta be.
Living on her own and making strides
In this credit economy.
She wants to live her nine lives and go out
In a crashing blaze of sweet glory.
She’ll probably live eighteen and die alone;
A has-been who could never be.
 
  When she floats...
  Over the ocean on a storm cloud.
  She never has to worry about being called out.
  She never has to worry about being kicked out.
 
Tomorrow is another day. 
They say that all the time.
Sometimes they’re right.
But other times it’s all the same.
Before I’m out of bed I’m all uptight.
Something must be wrong with me.
I feel the urge, but I don’t want to bite.
You made your sale. I made my bail.
Take my hand, we’ll slip into the night.
 
  When she flies…
  Over the city with the airplanes.
  Up there they never ask her to explain.
  Up there they never ask her to refrain.
 
  When she floats...
  Over the ocean on a storm cloud.
  She never has to worry about being called out.
  She never has to worry about being kicked out.
 
  When she flies…
  Over the city with the airplanes.
  Up there they never ask her to explain.
  Up there they never ask her to refrain.
 
  When she floats...
  Over the ocean on a storm cloud.
  She never has to worry about being called out.
  She never has to worry about being kicked out.
 
Wild Things
 
We walk on needles, pins, and stones.
We walk these cracked, hard streets alone.
Your cider fires my veins.
Your cider numbs my pain.
We’ll try to find our way back home.
 
  It’s hard to talk about it.
  It’s hard to live without it.
  It’s hard to say it sometimes.
  It’s hard, but we all love wild things.
 
We talk in soothing, lilting tones.
We put our feelings out on loan.
Your potions fire my love.
My emotions require your love.
We talk, but our secrets are kept at home.
 
  It’s hard to live without it.
  It’s hard to talk about it.
  It’s hard to say it sometimes.
  It’s hard, but we all love wild things.
  We love love love love love wild things.
  We love love love love love wild things.
 
I like your smile.
I like your toenails painted red.
Have you got some time?
Your songs are stuck inside my head.
 
Her colors are tickling my eyes.
I want to come on for a ride.
Why do I need these things.
I’m wanting every little thing.
I just can’t keep this stuff inside.
 
  It’s hard to talk about it.
  It’s hard to live without it.
  It’s hard to say it sometimes.
  It’s hard, but we all love wild things.
 
  It’s hard to live without it.
  It’s hard to talk about it.
  It’s hard to say it sometimes.
  It’s hard, but we all love wild things.
  We love love love love love wild things.
  We love love love love love wild things.
  We love love love love love wild things.
  We love love love love love wild things.
 
The Love That She Makes
 
Yesterday she got me up.
Today she put me back down.
I don't know what tomorrow will bring.
But I can't wait until she comes around.
I can't wait until she comes around.
 
She's like nothing before her.
She won't be like anyone again.
I cannot sleep, I think of her all night long.
And I will until the bloody end.
I will until the bloody end.
 
  She's so sorry about things we said today.
  But if I really need her then I must accept the love that she makes.
  I must accept the love that she makes.
 
She blindfolds me with laughter and allusions.
She brings my hopes up so high.
She promises the earth to me and I believe her.
But after all this time I don't know why.
Yeah, after all this time I don't know why.
 
  She's said she's sorry when things have gone astray.
  But if I want to love her then I must accept the love that she makes.
  I must accept the love that she makes.
 
She says, "Kisses are not contracts.
Hugs don't mean 'I love you.'
Just because you're making love to me
doesn't mean that I'm not screwing you.
Doesn't mean that I'm not screwing you."
 
  She's so sorry about things we said today.
  But if I really need her then I must accept the love that she makes.
  I must accept the love that she makes.
  
  She's said she's sorry when things have gone astray.
  But if I want to love her then I must accept the love that she makes.
  I must accept the love that she makes.
 
Last Round
 
Please please stop. I can't take anymore.
My mind is a mess. My blood's on the floor.
The room's getting dark.
You can't question my heart anymore.
 
Keep the left out. Slide over right.
Keep your eyes open. Your emotions locked tight.
The room's getting dark.
You can't question my heart tonight.
 
  We give. We take. We fight. We ache.
  Do you really care that I gave it my all tonight?
 
Don't cry for me. Don't shed a tear.
I came here by choice ‘cause I loved you, my dear.
The room's getting dark.
You can't question my heart anymore.
 
  We give. We take. We fight. We ache.
  Do you really care that I gave it my all tonight?
  The room's getting dark.
  You can't question my heart tonight.
  The room's getting dark.
  You can't question my heart tonight.