Pinwheel of Death

John Sebastian


SONGS

Writers John Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky

Genres Pop

Recorded 1966

Lyrics IT'S REALLY TRUE
HOW NOTHING MATTERS.
NO MAD,
MAD WORLD
AND NO MAD HATTERS.
NO ONE'S PITCHIN'
'CAUSE THERE AIN'T
NO BATTERS
IN COCONUT GROVE.
DON'T BAR THE DOOR.
THERE'S NO ONE COMIN'.
THE OCEAN'S ROAR
WILL DULL THE DRUMMIN'
OF ANY CITY THOUGHTS
OR CITY WAYS.
THE OCEAN'S BREEZE
IS COOL.
MY MIND,
THE SALTY DAYS
ARE HERS
AND MINE
JUST TO DO
WHAT WE WANT TO.
TONIGHT
WE'LL FIND A DUNE
THAT'S OURS
AND SOFTLY
SHE WILL SPEAK
THE STARS
UNTIL SUNUP.
IT'S ALL
FROM HAVIN'
SOMEONE,
KNOWIN'
JUST WHICH WAY
YOUR HEAD IS BLOWIN',
WHO'S ALWAYS WARM
LIKE THE MORNING
IN COCONUT GROVE.
Alt. Title Darling Companion

Writers John Sebastian

Genres Country, Pop

Recorded 1966

Lyrics DARLIN' COMPANION,
COME ON
AND GIVE ME UNDERSTANDIN',
AND LET ME BE
YOUR CHAMPION,
THE HAND TO HOLD
YOUR PRETTY HAND IN.
DARLIN' COMPANION,
NOW YOU KNOW
YOU'LL NEVER BE ABANDONED.
LOVE WILL ALWAYS LIGHT
OUR LANDIN',
I CAN DEPEND ON YOU.
DARLIN' COMPANION,
HEAVEN KNOWS
WHERE WE'LL BE LANDIN',
JUST AS LONG
AS WE KEEP LAUGHIN',
KEEP IN MIND
JUST WHAT'S WORTH HAVIN'.
DARLIN' COMPANION,
I'LL TELL THE MOUNTAINS
AND THE CANYONS,
AS LONG AS I GOT LEGS
TO STAND ON,
I'M GONNA RUN TO YOU.

MMMM,
A FLOSSY MARE
LIKE YOU
SHOULD HAVE A STEED.
MMMM,
A LITTLE BRIDLIN'
DOWN WITH ME
IS WHAT YOU NEED.

DARLIN' COMPANION,
COME ON
AND GIVE ME UNDERSTANDIN',
AND LET ME BE
YOUR CHAMPION,
THE HAND TO HOLD
YOUR PRETTY HAND IN.
DARLIN' COMPANION,
NOW YOU KNOW
YOU'LL NEVER BE ABANDONED.
LOVE WILL ALWAYS LIGHT
OUR LANDIN',
I CAN DEPEND ON YOU.
Writers John Sebastian

Genres Pop

Recorded 1967

Lyrics verse 1:
COME AND TALK
OF ALL THE THINGS
WE DID TODAY.
HEAR AND LAUGH
ABOUT OUR FUNNY
LITTLE WAYS
WHILE WE HAVE
A FEW MINUTES
TO BREATHE,
AND I KNOW
THAT IT'S TIME
YOU MUST LEAVE.
BUT,

Chorus:
DARLING BE HOME SOON,
I COULDN'T BEAR
TO WAIT
AN EXTRA MINUTE
IF YOU DAWDLED.
MY DARLING BE HOME SOON,
IT'S NOT JUST
THESE FEW HOURS
BUT I'VE BEEN WAITING
SINCE I TODDLED
FOR THE GREAT RELIEF
OF HAVING YOU
TO TALK TO.

verse 2:
AND NOW
A QUARTER OF MY LIFE
IS PAST.
I THINK
I COME TO SEE MYSELF
AT LAST,
AND I SEE
THAT THE TIME SPENT
CONFUSED
WAS THE TIME
THAT I SPENT
WITHOUT YOU,
AND I FEEL MYSELF
IN BLOOM.
SO,

Chorus:
DARLING BE HOME SOON,
I COULDN'T BEAR
TO WAIT
AN EXTRA MINUTE
IF YOU DAWDLED.
MY DARLING BE HOME SOON,
IT'S NOT JUST
THESE FEW HOURS
BUT I'VE BEEN WAITING
SINCE I TODDLED
FOR THE GREAT RELIEF
OF HAVING YOU
TO TALK TO.

verse 3:
GO AND BEAT
YOUR CRAZY HEAD
AGAINST THE SKY.
TRY AND SEE
BEYOND THE HOUSES
AND YOUR EYES,
IT'S OKAY
TO SHOOT THE MOON.
SO,

Chorus:
DARLING BE HOME SOON,
I COULDN'T
BEAR TO WAIT
AN EXTRA MINUTE
IF YOU DAWDLED.
MY DARLING BE HOME SOON,
IT'S NOT JUST
THESE FEW HOURS
BUT I'VE BEEN WAITING
SINCE I TODDLED
FOR THE GREAT RELIEF
OF HAVING YOU
TO TALK TO.
Writers John Sebastian

Genres Pop, Food

Recorded 1966

Lyrics WHAT A DAY
FOR A DAYDREAM,
WHAT A DAY
FOR A DAYDREAMIN' BOY.
AND I'M LOST
IN A DAYDREAM,
DREAMIN' 'BOUT
MY BUNDLE OF JOY.
AND EVEN IF TIME
AIN'T REALLY ON MY SIDE,
IT'S ONE OF THOSE DAYS
FOR TAKING A WALK OUTSIDE.
I'M BLOWING THE DAY
TO TAKE A WALK
IN THE SUN,
AND FALL ON MY FACE
ON SOMEBODY'S
NEW MOWED LAWN.

I'VE BEEN HAVING
A SWEET DREAM,
I'VE BEEN DREAMIN'
SINCE I WOKE UP TODAY.
IT'S STARRING ME
AND MY SWEET DREAM,
'CAUSE SHE'S THE ONE
MAKES ME FEEL THIS WAY.
AND EVEN IF TIME
IS PASSING ME BY A LOT,
I COULDN'T CARE LESS
ABOUT THE DUES
YOU SAY I GOT.
TOMORROW
I'LL PAY THE DUES
FOR DROPPING MY LOAD,
A PIE IN THE FACE
FOR BEING
A SLEEPY BOY TOAD.

...AND YOU CAN BE SURE
THAT IF
YOU'RE FEELIN' RIGHT,
A DAYDREAM WILL LAST
TILL LONG INTO THE NIGHT.
TOMORROW AT BREAKFAST
YOU MAY PICK UP
YOUR EARS,
OR YOU MAY BE
DAYDREAMIN'
FOR A THOUSAND YEARS.

WHAT A DAY
FOR A DAYDREAM,
CUSTOM MADE
FOR A DAYDREAMIN' BOY.
AND I'M LOST
IN A DAYDREAM,
DREAMIN' 'BOUT
MY BUNDLE OF JOY.
Writers John Sebastian

Genres Country, Pop

Recorded 1966

Lyrics DID YOU EVER HAVE TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND
AND PICK UP ON ONE
AND LEAVE THE OTHER BEHIND?
IT'S NOT OFTEN EASY
AND IT'S NOT OFTEN KIND.
DID YOU EVER HAVE TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND?

DID YOU EVER HAVE TO
FIN'LLY DECIDE
TO SAY YES TO ONE
AND LET THE OTHER ONE RIDE?
THERE'S SO MANY CHANGES
AND TEARS YOU MUST HIDE.
DID YOU EVER HAVE TO
FINALLY DECIDE?

SOMETIMES THERE'S ONE
WITH BIG BLUE EYES,
CUTE AS A BUNNY
WITH HAIR DOWN TO HERE
AND PLENTY OF MONEY
AND JUST WHEN YOU THINK
SHE'S THAT ONE IN THE WORLD
YOUR HEART GETS STOLEN
BY SOME MOUSEY LITTLE GIRL,

AND THEN YOU KNOW
YOU BETTER MAKE UP YOUR MIND
TO PICK UP ON ONE
AND LEAVE THE OTHER BEHIND.
IT'S NOT OFTEN EASY
AND IT'S NOT OFTEN KIND.
DID YOU EVER HAVE TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND?

SOMETIMES YOU REALLY DIG A GIRL
THE MOMENT YOU KISS HER,
BUT THEN YOU GET DISTRACTED
BY HER OLDER SISTER
AND IN WALKS HER FATHER
AND TAKES YOU IN LINE,
AND SAYS,
spoken:
YOU BETTER GO HOME, SON,
AND MAKE UP YOUR MIND.

sung:
THEN YOU BET YOU BETTER
FIN'LLY DECIDE
TO SAY YES TO ONE
AND LET THE OTHER ONE RIDE.
THERE'S SO MANY CHANGES
AND TEARS YOU MUST HIDE.
DID YOU EVER HAVE TO
FIN'LLY DECIDE?
Writers John Sebastian

Genres Pop

Recorded 1965

Lyrics DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC
IN A YOUNG GIRL'S HEART,
HOW THE MUSIC CAN FREE HER
WHENEVER IT STARTS.
AND IT'S MAGIC
IF THE MUSIC'S GROOVY
IT MAKES YOU HAPPY
LIKE AN OLD TIME MOVIE.
I'LL TELL YOU
'BOUT THE MAGIC
AND IT'LL FREE YOUR SOUL,
BUT IT'S LIKE TRYIN'
TO TELL A STRANGER
'BOUT A-ROCK AND ROLL.

IF YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC
DON'T YOU BOTHER TO CHOOSE,
IF IT'S JUG BAND MUSIC
OR RHYTHM AND BLUES.
JUST GO AND LISTEN,
IT'LL START WITH A SMILE
THAT WON'T WIPE OFF
YOUR FACE
NO MATTER HOW HARD
YOU TRY.
YOUR FEET START TAPPIN'
AND YOU CAN'T SEEM TO FIND
HOW YOU GOT THERE
SO JUST BLOW YOUR MIND.

IF YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC
COME ALONG WITH ME.
WE'LL DANCE UNTIL MORNING
'TILL THERE'S JUST YOU
AND ME.
AND MAYBE BABY
IF THE MUSIC IS RIGHT,
I'LL MEET YOU TOMORROW
AND WE'LL GO LATE AT NIGHT.
AND WE'LL GO DANCIN' BABY,
THEN YOU'LL SEE
HOW THE MAGIC'S IN THE MUSIC
AND THE MUSIC'S IN ME.
YEAH!

BELIEVE IN THE MAGIC
OF A YOUNG GIRL'S SOUL,
BELIEVE IN THE MAGIC
OF ROCK AND ROLL,
BELIEVE IN THE MAGIC
THAT CAN SET YOU FREE,
OHH, TALKING 'BOUT MAGIC.

DO YOU BELIEVE
LIKE I BELIEVE?
DO YOU BELIEVE
LIKE I BELIEVE?
DO YOU BELIEVE
LIKE I BELIEVE?
DO YOU BELIEVE
LIKE I BELIEVE?
YEAH!
Writers John Sebastian

Genres Pop, Ballad

Recorded 1968

Lyrics I HAD A DREAM
LAST NIGHT,
WHAT A LOVELY DREAM
IT WAS.
I DREAMED
WE ALL WERE ALL RIGHT,
HAPPY IN THE LAND OF OZ.
WHY DID EV'RYBODY LAUGH
WHEN I TOLD THEM MY DREAM?
I GUESS
THEY'RE ALWAYS
SO FAR
FROM THAT KIND OF SCENE:
FLEETING DREAMS.
I HEARD A SONG LAST NIGHT,
WHAT A LOVELY SONG IT WAS,
I THOUGHT I'D HUM IT
ALL NIGHT.
UNFORGETTABLE BECAUSE
ALL OF THE PLAYERS
WERE PLAYING TOGETHER,
AND ALL OF THE HEAVY'S
WERE LIGHT AS A FEATHER.
ALL I REMEMBER
IS A FEELING TOMORROW
AND AS I RECALL IT
THE REST
WILL JUST FOLLOW.

I HAD A DREAM
LAST NIGHT,
WHAT A LOVELY DREAM
IT WAS.
I DREAMED THE WORLD
WAS ALL RIGHT,
HAPPY IN THE LAND OF OZ.
Alt. Title Loving You

Writers John Sebastian

Genres Country, Pop

Recorded 1967

Lyrics IF YOU ARE WOND'RIN'
WHAT I'M GONNA DO
WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPIN',
AM I SLEEPIN' TOO,
WELL, I'M JUST SITTIN'
HERE LOVIN' YOU,
CLOSE MY EYES
AND LOVIN' YOU,
I'M JUST SITTIN' BACK,
SITTIN' HERE
LOVIN' YOU.

I HAVE BEEN WOND'RIN'
JUST WHAT I WOULD DO
IF I WEREN'T SLEEPIN',
HAD I NOT FOUND YOU,
BUT I'D BE OUTSIDE
FINDIN' YOU,
WALKIN' ON THE AVENUE,
FINDIN' YOU,
WELL,
I'M JUST SITTIN' BACK,
SITTIN' HERE
LOVIN' YOU.

NOW THE REASON
THAT YOU NEVER SEE ME
RUNNIN' 'ROUND,
FINGERS ON MY FOREHEAD
COULDN'T CALM ME DOWN,
SHE CAN EVEN GET ME UP
ON MY FEET,
WHEN I'VE GOT TO TAKE CARE
OF SOME BUSINESS
ON THE STREET.

I HAVE BEEN WALKIN'
ALL MY STREETS ALONE,
I WOULD KEEP WALKIN'
TO KEEP FROM GOING HOME,
I COULDN'T QUITE
BARELY CONCEIVE OF YOU,
NOW I CAN'T CONCEIVE
OF EVER LEAVIN' YOU,
'CAUSE I'M JUST SITTIN' BACK,
SITTIN' HERE
LOVIN' YOU.
Writers John Sebastian

Genres Country, Pop

Recorded 1967

Lyrics NASHVILLE CATS
PLAY CLEAN AS COUNTRY WATER,
NASHVILLE CATS
PLAY WILD AS MOUNTAIN DEW.
NASHVILLE CATS
BEEN PLAYIN'
SINCE THEY'S BABIES,
NASHVILLE CATS
GET WORK BEFORE THEY'RE TWO.

WELL, THERE'S THIRTEEN HUNDRED
AND FIFTY TWO GUITAR PICKERS
IN NASHVILLE,
AND THEY CAN PICK MORE NOTES
THAN THE NUMBER OF ANTS
ON A TENNESSEE ANTHILL.
YEAH, THERE'S THIRTEEN HUNDRED
AND FIFTY TWO GUITAR CASES
IN NASHVILLE,
AND ANYONE
THAT UNPACKS HIS GUITAR
CAN PLAY TWICE AS BETTER
'N I WILL.

YES, I WAS JUST THIRTEEN
YOU MIGHT SAY
I WAS A MUSICAL PROVERBIAL
KNEE HIGH,
WHEN I HEARD
A COUPLA NEW SOUNDIN' TUNES
ON THE TUBES
THEY BLASTED ME SKY HIGH,
AND THE RECORD MAN SAID,
EV'RY ONE
IS A YELLOW SUN RECORD
FROM NASHVILLE,
AND UP NORTH
THERE AIN'T NOBODY
BUYS 'EM.
AND I SAID,
BUT I WILL.

AND IT WAS NASHVILLE CATS
PLAY CLEAN AS COUNTRY WATER,
NASHVILLE CATS
PLAY WILD AS MOUNTAIN DEW.
NASHVILLE CATS
BEEN PLAYIN' SINCE THEY'S BABIES,
NASHVILLE CATS
GET WORK BEFORE THEY'RE TWO.

WELL, THERE'S SIXTEEN THOUSAND
EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY ONE MOTHERS
FROM NASHVILLE
ALL THEIR FRIENDS PLAY MUSIC
AND THEY AIN'T UPTIGHT
IF ONE OF THE KIDS WILL.
BECAUSE IT'S CUSTOM-MADE
FOR ANY MOTHER'S SON.
TO BE A GUITAR PICKER
IN NASHVILLE
AND I SURE AM GLAD
I GOT A CHANCE
TO SAY A WORD
ABOUT THE MUSIC
AND THE MOTHERS
FROM NASHVILLE.

NASHVILLE CATS
PLAY CLEAN AS COUNTRY WATER,
NASHVILLE CATS
PLAY WILD AS MOUNTAIN DEW.
NASHVILLE CATS
BEEN PLAYIN' SINCE THEY'S BABIES,
NASHVILLE CATS
GET WORK BEFORE THEY'RE TWO.
Writers John Sebastian

Genres Pop, Seasons

Recorded 1966

Lyrics YOU AND ME
AND RAIN ON THE ROOF,
CAUGHT UP IN A SUMMER SHOWER,
DRYING WHILE IT SOAKS THE FLOWERS
MAYBE WE'LL BE CAUGHT FOR HOURS,
WAITING OUT THE SUN.

YOU AND ME
WERE GABBING AWAY,
DREAMY CONVERSATIONS,
SITTING IN THE HAY.
HONEY,
HOW LONG WAS I LAUGHING
IN THE RAIN WITH YOU?
'CAUSE I DIDN'T FEEL A DROP
TILL THE THUNDER BROUGHT US TO.

YOU AND ME
UNDERNEATH A ROOF OF TIN,
PRETTY COMFY FEELIN'
HOW THE RAIN AIN'T LEAKIN' IN
WE CAN SIT AND DRY
JUST AS LONG AS IT CAN POUR,
'CAUSE THE WAY IT MAKES YOU LOOK,
MAKES ME HOPE IT RAINS SOME MORE.

YOU AND ME
AND RAIN ON THE ROOF,
CAUGHT UP IN A SUMMER SHOWER,
DRYING WHILE IT SOAKS THE FLOWERS
MAYBE WE'LL BE CAUGHT FOR HOURS,
WAITING OUT THE SUN.
Writers John Sebastian

Genres Pop

Recorded 1967

Lyrics THERE'S SOMETHING SPECIAL
ABOUT SIX O'CLOCK
IN THE MORNING
WHEN IT'S STILL TOO EARLY
TO KNOCK,
AND THE DUSTY LIGHT
SHINES DOWN ON THE BLOCK
AND REFLECTS UP AND DOWN
ON THE HANDS OF THE CLOCK,
SIX O'CLOCK,
SIX O'CLOCK.

A FEW HOURS AGO
SHE WAS STANDING HERE
JUST WATCHING
THE STARS IN OUR EYES
AND THE LIGHTS
AS THE TIGHTS DISAPPEAR.
AND I COULD FEEL
I COULD SAY WHAT I WANT,
THAT I COULD JUDGE HER
AND CALL HER MY CONFIDANTE.
AND NOW I'M BACK ALONE
WITH JUST MY SHADOW IN FRONT,
AT SIX O'CLOCK,
SIX O'CLOCK.
I WENT HOME
AND FOUND THAT TRYING TO SLEEP
WAS RARE,
JUST WATCHING MY EYELIDS
AND KNOWING MY BRAIN BIDS
THE NIGHT NOT TO CARE.
I GOT UP
AND GOT SCUFFLING AROUND,
BUT SOMEHOW
IT JUST WASN'T THE SAME
HAPPY TOWN.
AND THE BELLS JUST RANG
WITH THE SAME HAPPY SOUND,
AT SIX O'CLOCK,
SIX O'CLOCK.

GUESS I'LL GO BACK
WHERE WE PARTED,
COULD I EVER FEEL LIKE THAT AGAIN?
GUESS I'LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT
TILL TOMORROW,
BUT WHAT CAN I DO TILL THEN?

GUESS I'LL GO BACK HOME
AND JUST WAIT UNTIL DAWN,
YES, I HAD TO LEARN GOING BACK
WHERE WE WERE
WOULDN'T HELP AT ALL.
AND I WISH
MY HEAD HAD BEEN WORKING RIGHT
WE'D HAVE GONE FOR COFFEE
AND TALKED ALL NIGHT.
AND NOW I'M BACK ALONE
BEING TWISTED UP TIGHT,
AT SIX O'CLOCK,
SIX O'CLOCK.
Writers Steve Boone, John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian

Genres Pop, Seasons

Recorded 1966

Lyrics HOT TOWN,
SUMMER IN THE CITY,
BACK O' MY NECK
GETTING DIRT
AND GRITTY.
BEEN DOWN,
ISN'T IT A PITY
DOESN'T SEEM TO BE
A SHADOW IN THE CITY.
ALL AROUND,
PEOPLE LOOKING
HALF DEAD,
WALKING ON THE SIDEWALK
HOTTER THAN A MATCH HEAD.

BUT TONIGHT
IT'S A DIFFERENT WORLD
GO OUT
AND FIND A GIRL.
COME ON,
COME ON,
AND DANCE ALL NIGHT
DESPITE THE HEAT
IT'LL BE ALL RIGHT,
AND BABY,
DON'T YOU KNOW
IT'S A PITY
THE DAYS CAN'T BE
LIKE THE NIGHTS
IN THE SUMMER IN THE CITY,
IN THE SUMMER IN THE CITY.

COOL TOWN,
EVENING IN THE CITY,
DRESSED SO FINE
AND A-LOOKING SO PRETTY.
COOL CAT,
LOOKING FOR A KITTY
GONNA LOOK
IN EVERY CORNER OF THE CITY.
TILL I'M WHEEZING
LIKE A BUS STOP.
RUNNING UP THE STAIRS,
GONNA MEET YOU
ON THE ROOFTOP.

BUT TONIGHT
IT'S A DIFFERENT WORLD
GO OUT
AND FIND A GIRL.
COME ON,
COME ON,
AND DANCE ALL NIGHT
DESPITE THE HEAT
IT'LL BE ALL RIGHT,
AND BABY,
DON'T YOU KNOW
IT'S A PITY
THE DAYS CAN'T BE
LIKE THE NIGHTS
IN THE SUMMER IN THE CITY,
IN THE SUMMER IN THE CITY.
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