Meat Loaf - Couldn’t Have Said It Better


Chapter One
1 Couldn’t Have Said It Better 7:03 James Michael / Nikki Sixx
2 Did I Say That 6:02 James Michael
3 Why Isn’t That Enough 4:00 Jo Davidson
4 Love You Out Loud 4:10 James Michael / Nikki Sixx
5 Man of Steel 4:42 James Michael / Nikki Sixx
Intermezzo 1:28 Peter Mokran
Chapter Two
6 Testify 4:56 Kevin Griffin
7 Tear Me Down 3:37 Stephen Trask
8 You’re Right, I Was Wrong 3:44 Diane Warren
9 Because of You 3:54 Rick Jude / Steve Balsamo
10 Do It! 2:36 Billy Rankin
11 Forever Young 5:05 Bob Dylan
Mercury Blues 3:42 KC Douglas / Robert L. Geddins

Produced, Mixed and Engineered by Peter Mokran
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Grundman Mastering
Executive producer: Allen Kovac
Management: 10th Street Entertainment
Executive Producer: Allen Kovac
Associate producer “Couldn’t Have Said It Better”: James Michael
Assistant Engineer: Tony Flores
Project Coordinator: Shari Suttcliffe
Art Direction & Package Design: Susan McEowen
Cover Illustration: [“Tar She Blows” by] Gil Elvgrin
Photography: Timothy White

Meat Loaf endorsed by Korg
Kasim Sulton endorsed by Spector Basses, Euphonic Audio, ELIXIR Bass Strings

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Meat Loaf would like to thank Allan Kovac, Laure Dunham, Kevin Montgomery, Jordan Berliant, Carol Peters, Jeff Varner, William Mayes, Randy Nicklaus, Beverly Lund, Gary Stiffelman and Alicia Winfield, Miles and Leslie Levy, Jonny Podell and CJ Stock, John Giddings, Kati Putman and Joe Heist, Everyone at Gersh, Todd Gelfand, Jeff Gillman, Rachel Steff, Otto Perez and all at Gelfand, Robin Baum, Tom Bohne, Heinz-Georg Drensler, Oliver Dallman, Michael Kucharski, Ornela Tomas, and everyone at Polydor Germany, Jason Taphalian, Bill Barclay, George Wehrlin, Billy Sheldon, Tim Coakley (TC), Charlie Milton, Joe Libretti, Martha Oxnard, Janhanti, Antonio Banderes, Dennis Quaid, David Fincher, Kevin Hooks, Joe Cardone, Tami Jackson, Amy Kovac, John Sykes, Bruce Gilmer, Wayne Isaac, Catherine Furniss, Judith Regan, Earl and Pag Shuman, Harley and Maria Medcalf, Yogi and Carmen Berra, Admiral Ronald “Rabbit” Christenson, Timothy White, Jim Steinman, Martin Weisz, Cordula Betz, James Michael, Nikki Sixx, Beth Stien, Johnny Lee Schell, all at Sherwood, Susan Anton for the inspiration, Manni, Dino and the Gand, Deborah, Pearl and Amanda.

Allan, Peter and Tony… It wouldn’t have happened without you.

Special Edition Bonus CD

1 I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) (video from Meat Loaf Storytellers DVD) 8:04 Jim Steinman
2 A Kiss is a Terrible Thing To Waste (video from Meat Loaf Storytellers DVD) 5:24 Andrew Lloyd Webber / Jim Steinman
3 Did I Say That (video) 4:46 James Michael
4 Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad (Meat Loaf Storytellers CD) 4:47 Jim Steinman

Tracks 1 and 2: Video from Meat Loaf Storytellers DVD, directed by Mike Simon
Track 3: Video directed by Martin Weisz
Track 4: MP3 from Meat Loaf Storytellers CD

Australian Edition — Bonus Special Live CD compiled by Meat Loaf

1 Life Is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back 6:47 Jim Steinman
2 Tear Me Down 4:00 Stephen Trask
3 Love You Out Loud 4:34 James Michael / Nikki Sixx
4 I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) 10:32 Jim Steinman
5 Couldn’t Have Said It Better 8:18 James Michael / Nikki Sixx
6 Bat Out of Hell 11:47 Jim Steinman

Bonus Special Live CD compiled by Meat Loaf
Produced by Kasim Sulton

Meat Loaf: Lead Vocals, Guitar
Paul Crook: Lead Guitars
Randy Flowers: Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Kasim Sulton: Bass, Vocals, MD
Mark Alexander: Keyboards, Vocals
John Micelli: Drums
Patti Russo: Vocals
Renee Cologne: Vocals

Label Cat.No. F. Y. C. Notes
1 Polydor 065 552-1 LP 2003 EU labels reversed
2 Polydor 076 104-2 SACD 2003 EU Hybrid SACD. 5.1 Surround and Stereo mix.
3 Polydor 076 117-2 CD 2003 EU Copy Control. Includes enhanced bonus CD, signed
4 Polydor 981 060-1 2CD 2003 AU "Bonus Special Live CD"
5 AZ / Universal CDr 2003 FR French promo. "Disque promotionnel – Inderdit à la vente. Sortie de l'album 6 mai 2003"

Couldn’t Have Said It Better

Boy: And you said nothing at all
Well—I couldn’t have said it better myself
Tonight the conversation takes the fall
Just love me like you love nobody else

Little lady, I think there’s something on your mind
I’ve known you long enough to know the words are not that hard to find

And the harder you try and the longer you go
Well, there’s nothing but love in those eyes any more
You know what to say but you never know how
You can keep your mouth shut, because it doesn’t really matter right now

I will guide you all the way
Because I know exactly what you’re trying to say:

You have the right to remain silent
I’ll get the lights … you get that smile

And you say nothing at all
Well—I couldn’t have said it better myself
Tonight the conversation takes the fall
Just love me like you love nobody else

I see the angels, they’re standing right outside your door
Girl:They’re watching over me, they’re watching over us all
You can send them home tonight ‘cause you won’t need them anymore
Girl:In your arms I think I’ve found the safest place to fall

When I step in the door and I stare at your face
There are so many things that I wish I could say
Well, I struggle with words but they put up a fight
You can keep your mouth shut, because it doesn’t really matter tonight

I will guide you all the way
Because I know exactly what you’re trying to say

Girl: You have the right to remain silent
I’ll get the light … you get that smile

And you say nothing at all
Well—I couldn’t have said it better myself
Tonight the conversation takes the fall
Just love me like you love nobody else

And I know you feel the same
You’ve been searching for the words
Now you know what to say, oh yeah…

Just say nothing
(don’t say a word)
(silence is gold)
(don’t say a word)
Shhh....

Oh—this is the moment we’ve been waiting for, oh yeah
Girl:If I exercise my right
I will take your body language and hold it against it you tonight, oh yeah

And I know you feel the same
I’ve wondered all my life
If this moment comes, would I know what to say?

Then you say nothing at all
Girl:So many times I stumbled on the words that I wanted to say
Yeah, you say nothing at all
Girl:So many thoughts, that I should have just let my heart explain
Yeah, you say nothing at all
Girl:So many ways we could turn the words around
You said nothing at all
Girl:So many nights our hearts came crashing to the ground
You say nothing at all
Girl:So many dreams that are finally coming true
Well, I couldn’t have said it better myself
Girl:Now you finish me off when you finish my thoughts the way you do!

Oh, you say nothing at all
(well, I couldn’t have said it better myself)
Girl:I love you…
(tonight the conversation takes the fall)
Girl:Like nobody else…
(just love me like you love nobody else)
Well, I couldn’t have said it
No, I couldn’t have said it—oh—better myself

(you say nothing at all)
Well, I couldn’t have said it better myself
Tonight the conversation takes the fall
Just love me like you love nobody else

You say nothing at all
Well, I couldn’t have said it better myself
Tonight the conversation takes the fall
Just love me like you love nobody else

Hey, you say nothing at all
Well I couldn’t have said it better myself....

Lyrics by James Michael
Music by James Michael / Nikki Sixx
Published by Little Big Guy Music / Warner-Tamerlane (BMI) / Sixx Gunner Music Administered by Warner Chappell (ASCAP)

Did I Say That

So this is what it feels like
To be the one left behind
To give it all you got then find
You’ve already changed your mind

And this is what it sounds like
Crying on the bed that we both made
Waiting for a sign that you just can’t give me
Any kind of sign

And I don’t want to be here wide awake
Clinging to a love that can’t be saved
And hanging off the edge of every word that you say

And so I ask myself,
Do I love you so much that I’m willing to let you go?
And at the tip of my tongue the answer was, Yes
But, at the bottom of my heart I’m wondering:

Did I say that? Oh no, no
Did I say that? Oh-ho
Sometimes you know I overreact
And what I say is not a matter of fact
And I wish that I could take it all back…

And you know I’d drag myself through the fire at your side
And you know the gates of Heaven are surely open wide
And I need some sympathy here
And I need someone to call my own
I’m standing in the light of my mistakes
And begging you: Come home!

And I know you need some time to run and hide
But the truth is hard to swallow when you’re choking on your pride

And so I ask myself,
Do I love you so much that I’m willing to let you go?
And at the tip of my tongue the answer was, Yes
But at the back of my mind I’m wondering:

Did I say that? Oh no, no
Did I say that? Oh-ho
Sometimes you know I overreact
And what I say is not a matter of fact
And I wish that I could take it all back

But I said that…

…and I wish that I could take it all back

And I need some sympathy here
And I want love to call my own
I wanna take you in the backseat now
And slowly drive you home

And I know you need some time to run and hide
But the truth is hard to swallow when you’re choking on your pride

And I don’t wanna be this wide awake
Fighting for a love that I can’t save
And hangin’ on the edge of every word you say
Knowing that it might make me cry

And I don’t want to be this complicating
You can drag it out but I’ll be waiting
I stumbled on I love you tonight
But it sounded like goodbye

Did I say that?
Did I say that?
Ooh, did I tell you that I loved you
‘Cause it would have been a matter of fact

Did I say that?
—this time I’m not letting go
Did I say that?
—this time I’ll have and I’ll hold
Oh, did I tell you that I loved you?
‘Cause it would have been a matter of fact

Ooh, did I say that?
—this time I’m walking through fire
Hmm, did I say that?
—this time I’ll feed your desire
Hmm, did I say that?
—this time I stand by your side
Ooh, did I say that?
—this time I will be your pride
Did I say that?
—this time I’m not letting go
Did I say that?
—this time I’ll have and I’ll hold
Did I say that?
—this time I’m walkin’ through fire
Did I say that?
And I wish that I could take it all back...

So this is what it feels like
To be the one left behind
To give it all you got then find
That you’ve already changed your mind....

Written by James Michael
Published by Little Big Guy Music / Warner-Tamerlane (BMI)

Why Isn’t That Enough

I don’t know how I can do this
What am I supposed to say?
You have been my dream for so long
Now that dream is slipping away

I don’t want to let you go
It’s only that I know I must
I can’t hardly get the words out
Baby is this the end of us?

You know that I want you
You know that I need you, baby
You know that I love you
So why isn’t that enough?

I’ve been sleeping in the daytime
I’ve been weeping at the scene
Wishing you would haunt me and you’d
Tell me this was all a dream

Wishing you were here beside me
What I’d give to hold you tight
But nothing I can do or say will
Change the truth tonight

You know that I want you
You know that I need you, baby
You know that I love you
So why isn’t that enough?

If I want you and I need you and I love you
And I want that to be enough
‘Cause I want you and I need you and I love you
And I want that to be enough

Yes, I want you and I need you and I love you
And I want that to be enough
Yes, I want you and I need you and I love you
And I want that to be enough....

I don’t want to let you go
It’s only that I know I must
I can’t hardly get the words out
Baby is this the end of us?

You know that I want you
You know that I need you, baby
You know that I love you
So why isn’t that enough?
Why isn’t that enough?
I wish it was enough....

Hmm ooh, enough....

Written by Jo Davidson
Published by Simply Said Songs (BMI)

LOVE YOU OUT LOUD

I sit in my living room thinking of you
And the feelings I fear are coming true
And everything about you is wrong I know it

But I still taste you on my tongue, and I
Still breathe you in my lungs, and I
Wish I could stop breaking down
Wish I could love you out loud

Wish I could love you out loud but I’ll just keep it to myself
Wish I could hear how it sounds to be with you and no-one else

Don’t make a sound
Don’t tell a soul

It’s 7:00am and I just want to call you
And tell you I’m falling in love
But there’s someone else inside these four walls

If she smells you on my skin, and I
Can’t let her know where I’ve been, and I
Wish I could be with you now
Wish I could love you out loud

Wish I could love you out loud but I’ll just keep it to myself
Wish I could hear how it sounds to be with you and no-one else
Wish I could love you out loud because I’m under your spell
Wish I could tell the whole world but I’ll just keep it to myself

Don’t make a sound
Don’t tell a soul
Don’t tell them anything and I won’t let you go

Don’t say word
Don’t tell a soul

And I shiver at the thought of you
I can’t believe that you love me too
And we quiver when we touch
I can’t believe I love you so much

And I hate it when you walk away
I know we can’t go on this way
But there’s magic when we touch
I can’t believe I love you so much....

(wish I could love you out loud)
Wish I could hear how it sounds
(wish I could love you out loud)
Wish I could hear how it sounds

Wish I could love you out loud but I’ll just keep it to myself
Wish I could hear how it sounds to be with you and no-one else
Wish I could love you out loud because I’m under your spell
Wish I could tell the whole world but I’ll just keep it to myself

Don’t make a sound
Don’t tell a soul
Don’t tell them anything and I won’t let you go…

Wish I could love you out loud but I’ll just keep it to myself
Wish I could hear how it sounds to be with you and no-one else
Wish I could love you out loud because I’m under your spell
Wish I could tell the whole world but I’ll just keep it to myself

Wish I could love you out loud
Wish I could hear how it sounds
Wish I could love you out loud
Wish I could hear how it sounds

Wish I could love you out loud....

Written by James Michael / Nikki Sixx
Published by Little Big Guy Music / Warner-Tamerlane (BMI) / Sixx Gunner Music Administered by Warner Chappell (ASCAP)

Man of Steel

Touch me
I’m so afraid to draw you close
Hold me
Before my hands fall away
I’ll suffocate
If I can’t breathe you in
And hold you there
Forever

Boy: I left a message at the hotel
They said you checked out
They said you ain’t coming back
I tried to call you but you turned off your cell
And it said at the tone,
Just leave me alone

And I fall apart at the seams
It seems that I always, always fall apart
But as strong as I am
Why can’t I break your heart?

I remember how it used to be:
Making love to you all night long
I used to take you in my arms
And hold you there until all my strength was gone

I used to be a man of steel
I used to be a man of steel

I build this prison that I thought was a home
And we both lived there
Guess you were living alone
I’d tear it down if you would have only asked
And I would build you a bridge
So you could come back

And I fall apart at the seams
It seems that I always, always fall apart
But as strong as I am
Why can’t I break your heart?

I remember how it used to be:
Making love to you all night long
I used to take you in my arms
And hold you there until all your fears were gone

I used to be a man of steel
I used to be a man of steel....

I used to be a man of steel
I used to take you in my arms
Girl:Hey hey now, tell me why can’t you just break my heart?
I used to be a man of steel
I used to take you in my arms
Girl:I loved you from the start, now you can’t tear my world apart
I used to be a man of steel
Girl:I need man…
Now every bit of faith is gone
Girl:You used to be so strong, now you can’t even break my heart
I used to be a man of steel
Girl:You used to be…
I used to take you in my arms
Girl:A man of steel…
What’s it gonna take for us to break down
And finally fall
Apart at the seems
It seems that I always fall apart
Girl:As strong as you are
As strong as I am
Girl:Why can’t you break my heart…?

Written by James Michael / Nikki Sixx
Published by Little Big Guy Music / Warner-Tamerlane (BMI) / Sixx Gunner Music Administered by Warner Chappell (ASCAP)

Intermezzo

[instrumental]

Written by Peter Mokran
Published by Peemoe Music (BMI) / Ball Four Music (ASCAP)

Testify

Shame on you, for comin’ all the way back down almost as if you got a chance—
Ain’t got no chance
You sold you soul, you’re going down, all the way down
Hellhounds on your trail, boy
Hellhounds on your trail!
Joe Seneca, from the movie "Crossroads"

Oh, come a little closer, it’s a feeling that I can’t deny
I was weak, but I never thought I’d speak about the darker side
Is that a tent? I could repent upon the side of the road
Oh, but I kept on going, yeah, I headed for another load

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground in the middle of the night
Oh, I testify!

Oh, I was laid upon the grave by a preacher’s hand, I cannot lie
And I forsake the many vows I made to be with you tonight
Oh, could you be the salvation ‘cause I never felt like this before
And could you lend me your hand ‘cause I’m falling back on the floor

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground in the middle of the night
Oh, I testify!

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground in the middle of the night
Oh, I testify!

On a road outside of nowhere, in the middle of the night
Well, I’d guess I hit rock bottom and the dawn was not in sight
And a Temptest made of fire onset the sky aglow
And a sweet young thing called out my name—and this is how it goes… she says:

Go on boy, can you hear them?
Are you falling through the cracks in your eyes?
Go on boy, can you hear them?
Are you falling through the cracks in your eyes?

(repeat)

They say—
Oh I testify—
Testify—
And I got down on my knees—

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground and I’m falling back down
Up from the ground and I testify!

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground and I’m falling back down
Up from the ground and I testify!

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground and I’m falling back down
Up from the ground and I testify!

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground and I’m falling back down
Up from the ground and I testify!

Oh every cut reveals a scar that you can never hope to hide
Oh, and all the pain that you restrain keeps building up deep inside
Oh, if you think you’re above it, then it’s you my friend, that I implore
You’ve got to walk before you run
See the night before the dawn—before you pull yourself off the floor

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground in the middle of the night
Oh, I testify!

(up from the ground, yeah)
(I testify)

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground and I’m falling back down
Up from the ground and I testify!

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground and I’m falling back down
Up from the ground and I testify!

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground and I’m falling back down
Up from the ground and I testify!

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground in the middle of the night
Oh, I testify!....

Written by Kevin Griffin
Published by Tentative Music, Inc. Administered by Warner Chappell (BMI)

Tear Me Down

Listen! I was born on the other side, just always looking in
I made it over the great divide—now I’m coming for you
Your forces lined up in battle, your soldiers and your machines
The sun been blacked out by the shadows—the darkest hour now you’ve ever seen

But I’m easy and I’m serious
They try and tear me down
You want me, baby, I dare you:
Try and tear me down

I rose up on the doctor’s slab like Lazarus from the pit
And everyone wants take a stab, decorate me—with blood, graffiti and spit
I’ve been held up on money, I’ve been beaten out of spite
You want a piece of me honey? Lose our win: you know you’ve been in a fight!

But I’m easy and I’m serious
They try and tear me down
You want me, baby, I dare you:
Try and tear me down

On March 6th, 1836 the walls of the Alamo fell to the Mexican army. After a 12-day siege the troops of Santa Ana were victorious, but too exhausted to hold on, and the Texans won the war.

It’s further from El Paso to Texarkana, then from New York to Chicago. And when it joined the Union, Texas was the biggest state.

Yeah, everything from Texas is big, lager than life, and none bigger than little Marvin Aday. So big that his father called him Meat Loaf. He grew into a big man, with a big voice and he sings big songs and has big hits!

You can try and tear him down!

Now there ain’t much difference between a bridge and a wall
Without me right in the middle, baby, you’ll be nothing at all

Well, I’m easy and I’m serious
They try and tear me down
You want me, baby, I dare you:
Try and tear me down

And I’m easy and I’m serious
They try and tear me down!
You want me, baby, I dare you:
Try and tear me down, ohh, ooh

C’mon, try and tear me down....

Written by Stephen Trask
Published bt Wally Girl Music / EMI April Music (ASCAP)

You’re Right, I Was Wrong

Should’ve listened when you said I’d miss you
Should’ve listened but I could not hear
You said I’d want you back, I said not a chance
Now I see I was so blind

You’re right I was wrong to ever leave you
I made a mistake, I’m sorry now
You’re right I was wrong to ever let you go
Now I know
Now I know
You’re right, I was wrong

Couldn’t see it when I had you with me
Couldn’t see that I had everything
And now I see it clear, and now you’re not here
You said someday I’d change my mind

You’re right I was wrong to ever leave you
I made a mistake, I’m sorry now
You’re right I was wrong to ever let you go
Now I know
Now I know
You’re right, I was was wrong

If I could have one more chance to hold you
I would keep you here in my arms and never let you go
‘Cause now I know

You’re right I was wrong to ever leave you
I made a mistake, I’m sorry now
You’re right I was wrong to ever let you go
Now I know
Baby now I know
You’re right, I was was wrong
You’re right, I was was wrong, baby
You’re right, I was was wrong
You’re right, I was was wrong....

Written by Diane Warren
Published by Realsongs (ASCAP) 2003

Because of You

I was so hypnotized
By the smile in your eyes today
Flying free as a bird
Caught inside every word you say
I want everyone to see:

This is big time—this is larger than life
See the sparks fly when you’re standing by my side
Every step, every move, everything I do
Life is beautiful… because of you

Every breath that you give
You’re my sweet oxygen, my friend
You made me follow it fast
So my dreams could get past the end
I want everyone to feel:

This is big time—this is larger than life
See the sparks fly when you’re standing by my side
Every step, every move, everything I do
Life is beautiful… because of you....

How did I survive before you came into my life?
I’d do anything at all, anything at all… for you

This is big time—this is larger than life
See the sparks fly when you’re standing by my side
Every step, every move, everything I do
Life is beautiful… because of you

Oooh
(all because of you)
Mmmm, because of you
(because of you)
Everything I do
Life is beautiful… because of you

This is big time—this is larger than life
See the sparks fly when you’re standing by my side
Every step, every move, everything I do
Life is beautiful… because of you

Because of you....

Lyrics by Rick Jude and Steve Balsamo
Music by Rick Jude
Published by Somthin’ from Nothin’ Music (ASCAP) / EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (ASCAP)

Do It!

Bam, bam, bam, my sweet
You can sip it through a straw, you can throw it back neat
Just don’t be hesitatin’, waitin’ for it
‘Cause in an ideal world they’ll be comin’ for you
Could be tokin’ on the bale, could be sniffin’ out clues
Better stake your fakin’ reputation on it

Do it!
Do it!
Do it!
Just do it!

(do it!)

In a tax-free zone, down in a tin can alley
There’s a slipper girl-thing and a man named Sally
They were talk-talk-talkin’ ‘bout a clever little coffin nail
Seems, down at the docks the intended lies awaitin’
And the privileged information’s gonna get wet too
You can’t be too careful when it comes to bein’ careful

Do it!
Do it!
Do it!
Just do it!

(bag it up)
(bag it up)
(crank the volume)

(do it) …

There’s a man in my street, keeps a flock of gray doves
And he’s in his ways wearin’ Everlast gloves
His opinion can be beat when push becomes a shove
Says he doesn’t give a monkey ‘bout the youth of the day
They should all drop dead, should be taken away
Put somewhere cold and all be made to stay

Do it!
Do it!
Do it!
Just do it!

Do it!
Do it!
Do it!
Just do it!

Bag it up!
Bag it up!
Bag it up!
Just do it!

Bag it up!
Bag it up!
Bag it up!
Just do it!

Bag it up!
Bag it up!
Bag it up!
Just do it!

(do it) …

Lyrics and Music by Billy Rankin
Published by Billy Rankin / Ball Four Music (ASCAP)

Forever Young

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come through
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
And may you stay—forever young

Forever young
Forever young
May you stay forever young

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the light that’s surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
And may you stay—forever young

Forever young, oh
Forever young
May you stay… forever young

May your hands always be busy
And your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the wind of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And your song, may it be sung
And may you stay—forever young

Forever young, oh
Forever young
May you stay… oh, forever young....

Written by Bob Dylan
Published by Rams Horn Music (SESAC)

Mercury Blues

If I had money I’ll tell you what I’d do:
I’d go downtown and buy a Mercury or two

I’m crazy about a Mercury
Oh, crazy ‘bout a Mercury
I’m gonna buy me a Mercury and cruise it up and down the road

Ooh, I had me a girl, stole her from a friend,
Friend got lucky stole her back again

‘Cause she thought he had a Mercury
Oh, she thought he had a Mercury
I’m gonna buy me a Mercury and cruise it up and down the road
C’mon....

Well, hey now, mama, you’re looking so fine
Cruisin’ ‘round in a Mercury ‘69

I’m crazy about a Mercury
Mmmh, I’m crazy ‘bout a Mercury
I’m gonna buy me a Mercury and cruise it up and down the road

Now, girl went out, didn’t stay long
Bought herself a Mercury and cruised it on home

‘Cause she knows I have a Mercury
Oh, she knows I have a Mercury
I’m gonna buy me a Mercury and cruise it up and down the road....

Oh…

Well, hey now mama, you’re looking so fine
Cruisin’ ‘round in a Mercury ‘69

I’m crazy about a Mercury
Lord, I’m crazy ‘bout a Mercury
I’m gonna buy me a Mercury and cruise it up and down the road, ohw
I’m gonna buy me a Mercury and cruise it up and down the road
I’m gonna buy me a Mercury, cruise it up and down the...

I’m goin’ out, I’m gonna get me a real job
And I’m gonna buy me some Mercury, oh....

Written by KC Douglas / Robert L. Geddins
B Flat Publishing Co. / Tradition Music Co. (BMI)

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