Pinwheel of Death

Carole Bayer Sager


SONGS

Writers Melissa Manchester, Carole Bayer Sager

Genres Standard, Pop, Ballad

Recorded 1976

Lyrics WELL, HELLO THERE
GOOD OLD FRIEND
OF MINE,
YOU'VE BEEN REACHING
FOR YOURSELF
FOR SUCH A LONG TIME.
THERE'S SO MUCH TO SAY,
NO NEED TO EXPLAIN,
JUST AN OPEN DOOR
FOR YOU
TO COME IN FROM THE RAIN.

IT'S A LONG ROAD
WHEN YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN,
AND A MAN LIKE YOU
WILL ALWAYS CHOOSE
THE LONG WAY HOME.
THERE'S NO RIGHT OR WRONG,
I'M NOT HERE TO BLAME.
I JUST WANT TO BE THE ONE
TO KEEP YOU FROM THE RAIN,
FROM THE RAIN.

AND IT LOOKS
LIKE SUNNY SKIES.
NOW THAT I KNOW
YOU'RE ALL RIGHT.
TIME HAS LEFT US
OLDER AND WISER,
I KNOW I AM.

INSTRUMENTAL -
AND IT'S GOOD TO KNOW
MY BEST FRIEND
HAS COME HOME AGAIN.
AND 'CAUSE I THINK OF US
LIKE AN OLD CLICHE,
BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER
'CAUSE I LOVE YOU ANYWAY
COME IN FROM THE RAIN.
COME IN FROM THE RAIN.
COME IN FROM THE RAIN.
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Writers Peter Allen, Carole Bayer Sager

Genres Showtune, Standard, Pop

Recorded 2003

Lyrics ONCE THERE WAS A TIME
WHEN THIS TOWN WAS SO HIGH
WE COULD NEVER COME DOWN.
WHEN RULES DID NOT APPLY
WE WOULD DRINK FOUNTAINS DRY
IN A CLUB FILLED WITH SOUND.
AND BANDS WOULD PLAY
TO PLEASE ME,
YOU FOUND A PARTNER
EASY,
THE NAME GAME
WAS THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN.
AND NIGHTS WOULD END
AT SIX A.M.,
SLEEP ALL DAY
AND THEN START DANCING AGAIN
THE FIRST TO SEE THE END,
WE DID THE CONTINENTAL AMERICAN.

ALL OUR CLOTHES FROM FRANCE,
SOUL TRAIN TAUGHT US TO DANCE,
WE GOT SMOKE IN OUR EYES.
FRIENDS WERE LOST AND FOUND,
WE WERE PARADISE BOUND.
SOME GOT LOST AND THEY DIED,
BUT OTHERS TOOK THEIR PLACES,
ALWAYS STRANGE NEW FACES,
ALWAYS ONE MORE CHANCE
TO GO AROUND.
AND NIGHTS WOULD END
AT SIX A.M.,
SLEEP ALL DAY
AND THEN START DANCING AGAIN
THE FIRST TO SEE THE END,
WE DID THE CONTINENTAL AMERICAN.

NOW WE'RE STAYING IN,
LET THE NEW DANCE BEGIN,
BUT THOSE KIDS SEEM SO YOUNG.
ALL DRESSED UP IN OUR CLOTHES,
BUT WHAT NONE OF THEM KNOWS
IS WE REALLY HAD FUN.
WHEN BANDS WOULD PLAY
TO PLEASE ME,
YOU FOUND A PARTNER
EASY,
SCOTT AND ZELDA
SHOULD HAVE SEEN US THEN.
WHEN NIGHTS WOULD END
AT SIX A.M.,
SLEEP ALL DAY
AND THEN START DANCING AGAIN
THE FIRST TO SEE THE END,
MANHATTAN PIONEERS.
NIGHTS WOULD END
AT SIX A.M.,
SLEEP ALL DAY
AND THEN START DANCING AGAIN
WE WERE MUCH YOUNGER THEN,
WE DID THE CONTINENTAL AMERICAN.
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Writers Peter Allen, Carole Bayer Sager

Genres Showtune, Standard, Pop

Recorded 2003

Lyrics WHEN TRUMPETS WERE MELLOW
AND EV'RY GAL
ONLY HAD ONE FELLOW,
NO NEED TO REMEMBER WHEN
'CAUSE EV'RYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN.
DANCIN' AT YOUR LONG ISLAND
JAZZ AGE PARTIES,
WAITER, BRING US MORE BACARDIS,
WE'LL ORDER NOW
WHAT THEY ORDERED THEN
'CAUSE EV'RYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN.

GET OUT YOUR WHITE SUIT,
YOUR TAP SHOES AND TAILS,
LET'S GO BACKWARDS
WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS.
AND MOVIE STARS
YOU THOUGHT WERE LONG DEAD
NOW ARE FRAMED
BESIDE YOUR BED.

DON'T THROW THE PAST AWAY,
YOU MIGHT NEED IT
SOME RAINY DAY.
DREAMS CAN COME TRUE AGAIN,
WHEN EV'RYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN.
GET OUT YOUR WHITE SUIT,
YOUR TAP SHOES AND TAILS.
PUT IT ON BACKWARD
WHEN FORWARD FAILS.
BUT LEAVE GRETA GARBO ALONE,
BE A MOVIE STAR
ON YOUR OWN.

DON'T THROW THE PAST AWAY,
YOU MIGHT NEED IT
SOME RAINY DAY.
DREAMS CAN COME TRUE AGAIN,
WHEN EV'RYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN,
I MIGHT FALL IN LOVE
WITH YOU AGAIN.
Writers Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Ballad

Recorded 1978

Lyrics [verse 1]:
I'M NOT AS CRAZY
AS I USED TO BE.
SOME OF MY DEVILS
UPPED AND LEFT ME FREE
TO FIND A QUIET SPACE.
I'M NOT AS OUT OF PLACE.
I'M NOT AS LONELY
AS I WAS BEFORE.
I DON'T GO IN
'LESS THERE'S AN OPEN DOOR
TO LEAVE BY.
I'M STARTING TO BELIEVE
MY OWN EXISTENCE
HAS A RIGHT TO BE,

[Chorus]:
AND I'M COMING HOME AGAIN.
IT'S BEEN TOO LONG A TIME
GETTING BACK WHAT'S MINE,
AND I CAN'T REMEMBER
WHY I WENT AWAY.
BUT IT'S LOOKING NOW
LIKE MAYBE I CAN STAY.

[verse 2]:
THE POETS CRY FOR DREAMS
THEY NEVER SAW.
THE ONLY CERTAINTY
IS NOTHING'S SURE,
AND MOST THINGS
STAY THE SAME,
OR GO BACK WHERE THEY CAME.
AND THOUGH MY ANSWERS
STILL ARE UNDEFINED,
BY TAKING CHANCES
I CAN START TO FIND
SOME REASONS,
SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN.
I CAN MAKE IT THROUGH,
I CAN MAKE IT THROUGH.

[Chorus]:
AND I'M COMING HOME AGAIN.
IT'S BEEN TOO LONG A TIME
GETTING BACK WHAT'S MINE,
AND I CAN'T REMEMBER
WHY I WENT AWAY.
BUT IT'S LOOKING NOW
LIKE MAYBE I CAN STAY.

HELLO MY FRIENDS,
I'VE BEEN NEGLECTING YOU AWHILE.
MAYBE NOW
WE'LL KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER.
TIME HAS A WAY
OF ALWAYS TURNING UP A
SMILE.
NOW I'VE GOT THE TIME TO KNOW YOU BETTER.

'CAUSE I'M NOT AS LONELY
AS I WAS BEFORE.
I DON'T GO IN
'LESS THERE'S AN OPEN DOOR
TO LEAVE BY.
I'M STARTING TO BELIEVE
MY OWN EXISTENCE
HAS A RIGHT TO BE,

[Chorus]:
AND I'M COMING HOME AGAIN.
IT'S BEEN TOO LONG A TIME
GETTING BACK WHAT'S MINE,
AND I CAN'T REMEMBER
WHY I WENT AWAY.
BUT IT'S LOOKING NOW
LIKE MAYBE,
LIKE MAYBE,
LIKE MAYBE I CAN STAY.
Writers Melissa Manchester, Carole Bayer Sager

Genres Pop, Ballad

Recorded 1975

Lyrics WHATEVER IT IS,
IT'LL KEEP TILL THE MORNING.
HAVEN'T WE BOTH
GOT BETTER THINGS TO DO?
MIDNIGHT BLUE.
EVEN THOUGH SIMPLE THINGS
BECOME ROUGH,
HAVEN'T WE HAD ENOUGH?

AND I THINK WE CAN MAKE IT
ONE MORE TIME IF WE TRY,
ONE MORE TIME
FOR ALL THE OLD TIMES.

FOR ALL OF THE TIMES
YOU TOLD ME YOU NEED ME,
NEEDING ME NOW
IS SOMETHING I CAN USE.
MIDNIGHT BLUE.
WOULDN'T YOU GIVE YOUR HAND
TO A FRIEND?
MAYBE IT'S NOT THE END.

AND I THINK WE CAN MAKE IT
ONE MORE TIME IF WE TRY,
ONE MORE TIME
FOR ALL THE OLD TIMES.

THINK WE CAN MAKE IT,
THINK WE CAN MAKE IT.
WOULDN'T YOU GIVE YOUR HEART
TO A FRIEND?
THINK OF ME AS YOUR FRIEND.

AND I THINK WE CAN MAKE IT.
AND I THINK WE CAN MAKE IT.
AND I THINK WE CAN MAKE IT.
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Writers Peter Allen, Carole Bayer Sager

Genres Showtune, Standard, Pop, Ballad

Recorded 2003

Lyrics verse 1:
QUIET PLEASE,
THERE'S A LADY ON STAGE,
SHE MAY NOT BE THE LATEST RAGE.
BUT SHE'S SINGING NOW
AND SHE MEANS IT,
AND SHE DESERVES
A LITTLE SILENCE
QUIET PLEASE,
THERE'S A WOMAN UP THERE,
AND SHE'S BEEN HONEST
THROUGH HER SONG
LONG BEFORE
YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS WAS RAISED.
DOESN'T THAT DESERVE
A LITTLE PRAISE?

Chorus:
SO PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER
AND HELP HER ALONG,
ALL THAT'S LEFT
OF THE SINGER'S,
ALL THAT'S LEFT
OF THE SONG.
STAND FOR THE OVATION,
AND GIVE HER
ONE LAST CELEBRATION.

verse 2:
QUIET PLEASE,
THERE'S A PERSON UP THERE,
SING OF THE SINS
THAT NONE OF US
CAN BEAR
TO HEAR FOR IN OURSELVES,
GIVE HER YOUR RESPECT
IF NOTHING ELSE.

Chorus:
SO PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER
AND HELP HER ALONG,
ALL THAT'S LEFT
OF THE SINGER'S,
ALL THAT'S LEFT
OF THE SONG.
RISE TO THE OCCASION,
AND GIVE HER
ONE LAST CELEBRATION.

verse 3:

QUIET PLEASE,
THERE'S A LADY ON STAGE,
CONDUCTOR,
TURN THE FINAL PAGE,
AND WHEN IT'S OVER
WE CAN ALL GO HOME,
SHE LIVES ON
ON THE STAGE
ALL ALONE.

Chorus:
SO PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER
AND HELP HER ALONG,
ALL THAT'S LEFT
OF THE SINGER'S,
ALL THAT'S LEFT
OF THE SONG.
RISE TO THE OCCASION,
AND GIVE HER
ONE LAST CELEBRATION.
SO PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER
AND HELP HER ALONG,
ALL THAT'S LEFT
OF THE SINGER'S,
ALL THAT'S LEFT
OF THE SONG.
RISE TO THE OCCASION,
AND GIVE HER
ONE LAST CELEBRATION.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
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Writers Peter Allen, Carole Bayer Sager

Genres Standard, Pop

Recorded 2003

Lyrics verse 1:
SHE'S JUST A SECRETARY
IN A SMALL RECORDING FIRM,
BUT WHEN IT COMES TO MUSIC,
THERE AIN'T NOTHING
SHE CAN LEARN,
FOR EV'RYTHING SHE LIVES
AND BREATHES
IS WRITTEN ON AN ALBUM SLEEVE.
SHE CAN TELL YOU
WHO IS HOT
WHO WILL MAKE IT
AND WHO WILL NOT.

Chorus:
AND SHE LOVES TO HEAR THE MUSIC,
SHE'S GOT EV'RY LYRIC DOWN,
SHE LOVES TO HEAR THEM SAY
SHE'S GOT THE GREATEST EARS
IN TOWN.
SHE HANGS OUT AT THE STUDIO,
THERE AIN'T A POP STAR
SHE DON'T KNOW,
AND SOMETIMES
THEY TAKE HER HOME,
BUT SHE ALWAYS
WAKES UP ALONE.

verse 2:
THE MEN THAT WANT TO MARRY HER
CAN NEVER SATISFY,
THE INNER RHYTHMS
THAT SHE HEARS
ARE ALL THAT KEEP HER HIGH.
AND SO THEY TURN AROUND
AND GO
AND LEAVE HER
BY HER RADIO.
SHE NEVER LOVED THEM ANYWAY,
NOT LIKE SHE LOVES
THE MEN WHO PLAY.

Chorus:
SHE LOVES TO HEAR THE MUSIC,
SHE'S GOT EV'RY LYRIC DOWN,
SHE LOVES TO HEAR THEM SAY
SHE'S GOT THE GREATEST EARS
IN TOWN.
SHE THERE AT EV'RY STUDIO,
THE FIRST TO COME,
THE LAST TO GO,
AND SOMETIMES
THEY TAKE HER HOME,
BUT SHE ALWAYS
WAKES UP ALONE.

verse 3:
THE YEARS
WILL NOT BE KIND TO HER,
THE WORLD
IS FOR THE YOUNG.
THE BANDS THAT PLAYED
SO TIGHTLY KNOT
WILL SOON BECOME UNSTRUNG.
AND SHE'LL BE JUST ANOTHER FACE,
OUT OF STYLE
AND OUT OF PLACE,
BUT WHEN THE SONGS
REVIVE AGAIN,
SHE'LL COME TO LIFE
AND TELL THEM WHEN...

Chorus:
SHE LOVED TO HEAR THE MUSIC,
SHE HAD EV'RY LYRIC DOWN,
SHE LOVED TO HEAR THEM SAY
SHE HAD THE GREATEST EARS
IN TOWN.
SHE COULD HAVE BEEN
SOMEBODY'S WIFE,
BUT AS A CHILD HEARD,
MACK THE KNIFE.
AND EACH TIME
SHE TOOK IT HOME
SO SHE'LL ALWAYS
WAKE UP ALONE.
Writers Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager

Genres Showtune, Pop, Movie Song

Recorded 1982

Lyrics HERE AS I WATCH
THE SHIPS GO BY,
I'M ROOTED TO MY SHORE,
I KEEP ASKING MYSELF WHY,
AND IF THERE'S MORE
ON THE OTHER SIDE.
HERE AS I SEE THE FRIENDS
I THOUGHT I MADE,
A LITTLE BIT CRAZED,
AND KNOWING NOW
WE'VE OUTGROWN
ONE ANOTHER.

STARMAKER,
DREAM BREAKER,
SOUL TAKER,
WE'RE HAPPY NOW.

NOW WHEN I SEE
THE THINGS I WANT,
I CAN TAKE THE THINGS
I SEE,
BUT I KEEP ASKING MYSELF
WHY,
AND IF THERE AIN'T
JUST A LITTLE BIT
MORE FOR ME.
HERE, WHEN IT'S TIME
TO COUNT THE COST,
I KEEP MEASURING
WHAT I'VE LOST,
AND WONDERING
IF YOU KNEW
IT WOULD ALL END UP
WITH YOU.

STARMAKER,
DREAM BREAKER,
SOUL TAKER,
WE'RE HAPPY NOW.

HERE, AS I WATCH
THE TIME GO BY,
HOW I'D LIKE TO SAIL
AWAY,
LEAVING ALL MY PAST
BEHIND,
BUT I KNOW
I'D ONLY LAST
FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.
HERE STANDS EVERYTHING
I THOUGHT I MADE,
IT'S THE ONLY LIFE
I KNOW,
AND I CAN'T EVEN CALL IT
MY OWN
I'VE GOT NO HOPE,
I BELONG TO YOU.

MY STARMAKER,
DREAM BREAKER,
SOUL TAKER,
WE'RE HAPPY NOW,
WE'RE SO HAPPY NOW.