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17 Life Insurance

Life Insurance

He fell in love, he gave her life
He treated her just like a wife
He gave her shelter and a home
Succor for those times alone

He gave her peace, he gave her hope
He helped her when she couldn’t cope
When she sought space he gave her more
When times were hard he’d reach her door

Life insurance
He was her life insurance
From floods and torrents
He was her life insurance

Life insurance
He was her life insurance
He offered full assurance
He was her life insurance

Her lack of touch he took for naught
Until confronted with the thought
That he appeared to her mind
A source of comfort, cash, and time

Life insurance
He was her life insurance
From floods and torrents
He was her life insurance

Life insurance
He was her life insurance
He offered full assurance
He was her life insurance

Was he of a mind to speak?
Would he act and take his leave?
Could he not bear to make choice
For fear he might not have a voice?

The years went by he worked a lot
The more he gave the less he got
Till finally her need for him
Became the grave that he lay in

Life insurance
He was her life insurance
From floods and torrents
He was her life insurance

Life insurance
He was her life insurance
He offered full assurance
He was her life insurance

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16 For You

For You

When I longed for your calling
I could see that I’d fallen for you
When I found that without you
I’m nervous and doubt you I knew
You give me such sweet pleasure
Wanna love you forever I do
It’s hard to believe
Second times such a breeze for us two

For you
I’d do anything for you
With you
everything I do is new

It’s easy to be critical of life
And be cynical too
Can’t promise a solution
To global pollution it’s true
But if we’re together
The skies will be forever blue
And I’ll find shelter
From the helter skelter with you

For you
I’d do anything for you
With you
everything I do is new

Let’s make hay in the sunshine
And make love with the moonshine in view
Now that we’re together
Sure to find something clever to do
And when trouble flares
I’ll be right there for you
And I’ll smile when I’m older
With you on my shoulder it’s true

For you
I’d do anything for you
With you
everything I do is new

15 Bleach Blonde Baby

Bleach Blonde Baby

She was dirty, she was rude
She was hot, she was crude
She was proud, she knew too much
Too many men had felt her touch

She had spirit, she had spark
She caught your eye, she made you laugh
She had a baby, she had an edge
She wore her body like a badge

A splash of pink, a shock of red
Bleach Blonde Baby’s in my head
Talking fast, standing proud
Sitting pretty, speaking loud

She was sharp, she had a mind
She was on all of the time
She talked loose, she was on guard
She was neurotic, she was hard

She never asked for any deal
She had nothing to conceal
She always was a shooting star
Burning fast and fading far

A splash of pink, a shock of red
Bleach Blonde Baby’s in my head
Talking fast, standing proud
Sitting pretty, speaking loud

14 The Old Man in his Box

The Old Man in his Box

They will push, they will hit
He will not succumb to it
Won’t give up, won’t give in
He’ll fight the battle he cannot win

True to himself and to his past
He’ll live at home until the last
Innuendos spite and hate
Won’t dislodge him from his place

The old man in his box
The old man in his box
He’ll die with his boots on
Wearing no socks

He won’t act to save his face
He’ll survive a fall from grace
If you look him in the eyes
You will see he never lies.

He’s not a saint, he bears a grudge
Sometimes he’s too quick to judge
But the man will not be bribed
On principle he stakes his life.

The old man in his box
The old man in his box
He’ll die with his boots on
Wearing no socks

13 Phyllis

Phyllis

Phyllis with her long hair flying like the devil in the night
You can’t make out her face ’cause your eyes are blinded by the light
You care, beware, gamble with her if you dare
Last time I tried, I lost, and Phyllis took my share

Her house in Sausalito is the kind that’s not meant to be
Sloping off the cliff like a ship floating out into the sea
When I went there, she was perched like a spider in her lair
But I wanted her smile, and anyway I didn’t care

I stayed through the fall, I stayed ’til disease felled the pines
The trees were all dying from the roses that wrapped around their spines
I was weak in spirit, all my resistance was gone
She took everything I had as I knew she would all along

12 Just so stories

Just so stories

Just so stories of life
Just so stories of life
Just so stories of life in the forest
Just so stories of life
Just so stories of life in the forest
Just so stories of life

The weak people died
The strong people thrived
The fit people bred
The race was ahead
We knew how to walk
We learned how to talk
It’s civilized jive
To breed and survive

Just so stories of life
Just so stories of life
Just so stories of life in the forest
Just so stories of life
Just so stories of life in the forest
Just so stories of life

Science sets the goal
Them genes are our soul
Some well-chosen seed
Propagates the breed
Eradicate unease
Eliminate disease
We’ll all live long
The race will be strong

Madness, its in the genes
Badness, its in the genes
Sadness, its in the genes
Gladness, its in the genes
Madness, its in the genes
Badness, its in the genes
Sadness, its in the genes
Gladness, its in the genes

Just so stories of life
Just so stories of life
Just so stories of life in the forest
Just so stories of life
Just so stories of life in the forest
Just so stories of life

11 What was it like to be you?

What was it like to be you?

What was it like to be you
How did it feel when you grew
Those salad days in the sun
Why can’t life always be fun

You conquered the world without guile
Laid siege to my heart with your smile
You sang my soul with your song
In my eyes you could do no wrong

Wait for me don’t walk too fast
Run ahead this time won’t last
Hold my hand in case you fall
Let me go and you will conquer all

Growing up is all we can do
I know it was hard for you too
We build up the walls of our heart
So we’re not afraid of the dark

I hold out my hand and you’re gone
When moments before we were one
But you know I’ll always be there
So live your life without fear

Wait for me don’t walk too fast
Run ahead this time won’t last
Hold my hand in case you fall
Let me go and you will conquer all

What was it like to be you
How did it feel when you grew
Those salad days in the sun
Why can’t life always be fun