Lyrics: Stop And Smell The Roses (1981)

 

Private property
by paul mccartney

private property,
don't run off with it,
you'll be breaking the law.

Love monopoly,
my philosophy,
don't go fooling with private property.

'Cause she's mine, she belongs to me,
and we'll get on fine as long as you agree
that she's mine private property,
private property.

Private property,
don't run after it,
you'll be facing a charge.

Have some common sense,
you get off the fence,
don't go fooling with private property.

It's known when we're in a crowd,
that there's gonna be no trespassing allowed.
'Cause she's mine private property,
private property.

How can i disagree?
She insists that it's all for me.

Wrack my brain
by george harrison

wrack my brain, wrack my brain,
till my head's filled with pain,
wrack my brain.

All dried up, i'm all dried up,
all i have's this empty cup,
all dried up.

What i have, you don't want,
what you want, i can't give.
I got out of touch with you and yours,
the way that you live.

I try to do my best for you,
while the sky pours down the rain,
wrack my brain.

With a will there's a way,
but there's no way i can see,
coming up with something you'd enjoy
as much as tv

all the same, i play the game,
up and down old memory lane,
wrack my brain, (wrack my brain)
till my head is filled with pain,
wrack my brain, (wrack my brain)
while i slowly go insane,
wrack my brain. (wrack my brain)

Drumming is my madness
by harry nilsson

drumming is my madness,
drumming is my business.

Drumming is my pleasure,
drumming makes me happy.

Drumming makes me lose control,
drumming makes me rock and roll, yeah.

Watch me now, rizz off!

Do you think i'm sexy?
Do you think i'm silly?
Try a little tenderness, too.

Drumming is my middle name,
drumming makes me go insane.

I got rhythm,
you got rhythm, too.

Here we go again!!

Drumming is my madness,
drumming makes me crazy, ha! Ha! Ha!

Ho!

Drumming is my hobby,
drumming is a friend of mine.

Is it any wonder?
You can call me thunder,
my friends' name is lightning too.

Attention
by paul mccartney

ev'rybody needs attention,
ev'rybody wants to smile,
ev'rybody needs a mention,
attention, attention, for a while.

Come on, baby, give it all you've got,
get into the power of the plot.
You know we'll only get it if we try,
give me your attention for a while.

Feel it, feel it when you tell me,
you've got time to give me,
time can run away.

See it, see it in the children,
people of tomorrow,
living for today.

Your love is fine,
your love can be mine.

Come on, baby, give it all you've got,
get into the power of the plot.
You know we'll only get it if we try,
give it your attention for a while.

Ev'rybody needs attention, (ev'rybody needs attention)
ev'rybody wants to smile, (ev'rybody wants to smile)
ev'rybody needs a mention, (ev'rybody needs a mention)
attention, (attention)
attention, (attention)
for a while.

Give me your attention for a while.

Doo doo doo doo,
doo doo doo doo,
doo doo doo doo,
doo doo doo doo,
doo doo doo doo,
doo doo doo doo,
doo doo doo doo,
doo doo doo doo,
doo doo doo doo,
doo doo doo doo,
doo doo doo doo,
doo doo doo doo,
doo doo doo doo.

Stop and take the time to smell the roses
by harry nilsson a.s.c.a.p and richard starkey m.b.e.

Stop and take the time to smell the roses,
stop and take the time to fill your noses,
stop as you stroll through life, ("pitter patter, pitter patter")
stop and take the time to talk it over with your wife.

I said, stop and take the time, take the time to read the label,
stop, you must remember clark and betty grable.
Stop, there's no train to catch, no there isn't, rose!
No, no, no.

Come on, ev'rybody, you've gotta stop!
Stop on the highway,
stop when you're in a car on that highway,
roll down your window,
look for a man in a porsche and say,
"brother, let's get out and walk, let's go! Can you hear me?"

Stop,
you know when you're accident prone,
nobody likes you.
Wave to a man in a rolls
'cause he knows how to live, ha! Ha!...

Stop and take the time to stop that smoking,
stop, before the light turns green.
You won't be blue.
Stop, in the name of the law!

"well, i was walking down the street the other day,
you know, and i said to myself, what's all this hurry,
what's all this hustle and bustle.
Why don't i just stop, look at the pretty roses,
smell them for one moment, take the time to see,
take the time to smell, have a good time in life.
Don't let ev''rything pass you by, you're only here once
and i've been here longer than most of you."

So stop and take the time to buy this album,
so i can plant roses and smell them all day long.
Stop ev'rything you're doing,
run to your local record shop and say,
"give me that record called 'stop'"
i'm going crazy with this record business,
i wanna stop it, you want me to stop it,
ev'rybody wants it to stop.

Dead giveaway
by richard starkey and ron wood

people like you see it comin' a mile off,
find it hard stayin' in line.
It's not that no one really hears you,
just that nobody really cares.
Like someone who's just seen the light,
like someone looking for a fight.
Same thing ev'ry day, being foolish,
being asked to lose your seat.
Don't look to me askin'
to be helped up to your feet.

Don't you know you're a dead giveaway?
You're a dead giveaway,
you're a dead giveaway,
you're a dead giveaway,
you're a dead giveaway,
dead giveaway.

Don't look to me 'cause i know your game,
nonsense merchant, hall of fame.
Take it or leave it, you're a blind drunk,
and if you ain't that, you're far too stoned.

'Cause you're a dead giveaway,
smell a rat in ev'rything you do.
Well, you're a dead giveaway,
asked to leave ev'rywhere you go.
People say you're a dead giveaway,
dead giveaway,
dead giveaway,
dead giveaway.

Somebody knockin' at the door!

You're a dead giveaway,
i've seen you happy all the time.
Don't live lonely life,
dead giveaway.

Well, it's a dead giveaway,
you're a dead giveaway,
dead giveaway,
nobody really cares,
dead giveaway.

Dead giveaway,
dead giveaway,
dead giveaway,
dead giveaway.

You belong to me
by pee wee king, redd stewart and chilton price

see the pyramids across the nile,
see the sunrise on a tropic isle,
just remember, darling, all the while,
you belong to me.

See the jungle when it's wet with rain,
see the ocean from a silver plane,
just remember till you're home again,
you belong to me.

I'll be so alone without you,
darling, you'll be lonesome too and blue.

See the market place in old algiers,
send me photographs and souvenirs,
just remember till your dream appears,
you belong to me.

Oh, i'll be so alone without you, ("oh, i will, honey")
darling, darling, you'll be lonesome too,
and you're gonna be blue.

See the pyramids across the nile,
see the sunrise on a tropic isle,
just remember, darling, all the while,
you belong to me,
you belong to me.


(just to little ol' me)

Sure to fall
by carl perkins, quinton claunch and william cantrell

i'm sure to fall,
fall in love,
i'm sure to fall in love with you.

You are so sweet
and we are so near,
i'm sure to fall in love with you.

So hold me tight,
let tonight be the night.
Darlin', don't ever let me go.

For lovin' you,
is the natural thing to do,
i want you for the rest of my life.

So hold me tight,
let tonight be the night.
Darlin', don't ever let me go.

For lovin' you,
is the natural thing to do,
i want you for the rest of my life.

So hold me tight,
let tonight be the night.
Darlin', don't ever let me go.

(oh) oh, lovin' you,
is the natural thing to do,
i want you for the rest of my life.

What did you say?
I want you for the rest of my life.

You've got a nice way
by stephen stills and michael stergis

wasn't too long ago i was dying of an empty heart,
when you get lonely, gets so easy to fall apart.
Staying up all night,
looking for trouble soon as it would start,
then there was you there, lovin' me,
waitin' for me to get smart.

You got a nice way of believin' in me,
you got a nice way of tellin' me so, so i know.
You got a nice way of believin' in me,
you got a nice way, let me know, so i know.

Being' in love with you
is like growing up into a child,
all you gotta do is look at me,
nothin' i can do but smile.
Back a few years ago i was blind,
now i can see for miles,
baby, you saved me, lovin' me,
will you stay for a while?

You got a nice way of believin' in me,
you got a nice way of tellin' me so, so i know.
You got a nice way of believin' in me,
you got a nice way, tell me so, so i know.

Tell me you love me, baby, tell me once again.
Baby, it's good this lovin' you,
knowin' that you're my friend.

You got a nice way of believin' in me,
you got a nice way of tellin' me so, so i know.
You got a nice way of believin' in me,
you got a nice way of tellin' me so, so i know.

(you got a nice way)
(you got a nice way of tellin' me so, so i know)

(you got a nice way)
(you got a nice way)
(you got a nice way)

Back off boogaloo (version 2)
by richard starkey

back off, boogaloo,
back off, boogaloo,
i said, back off, boogaloo, boo.

Back off, boogaloo,
what you think you're gonna do?
I gonna flash right from the start.

Get yourself together now and give me something tasty,
ev'rything you try to do, you know it sure sound wasted.

Back off, boogaloo, back off, boogaloo,
(what would you do if i sang out of tune?)
I said, back off, boogaloo, boo.
(would you stand up and walk out on me?)

You think you're a groove,
standin' there with your boogie shoes
(lend me your ears and i'll sing you a song)
and your socks that match your eyes.
(and i'll try not to sing out of key)

get yourself together now
(help! I need somebody)
and give me something tasty,
(help! Not just anybody)
ev'rything you try to do,
(help! You know i need someone)
you know it sure sound wasted.
(help! Somebody)

(see how they run)

back off, boogaloo,
(i said, back off, boogaloo, i said, back off boogaloo, boo)

back off, boogaloo,
i said, what you think you're gonna do?
I gonna flash right from the start.

Get yourself together now, sunshine.
(good day good day)
you know it don't come easy.
(good day sunshine)

(how does it feel to be one of the beautiful?
(sad because you're on your own?)

(what do you see when you turn out the light?)
(i can show you but i know it's mine)

get yourself together now, easy. (red foxes going forever)
(whoa!)