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Mama Told Me Not To Come, Tickle Me, I’ll Be Home, So Long Dad, Living Without You, Last Night I Had A Dream, I Think It’s Going To Rain Today, Lover’s Prayer, Maybe I’m Doing It Wrong, Yellow Man, My Old Kentucky Home, Cowboy, Davy The Fat Boy, Lonely At The Top



Mama Told Me Not To Come
Lyrics

Will you have whiskey with your water
Or sugar with your tea?
What are these crazy questions
That they`re asking of me?
This is the wildest party that there ever could be
Oh, don`t turn on the light `cause I don`t want to seeMama told me not to come
Mama told me not to come
Mama said, “That ain`t no way to have fun”

Open up the window, let some air into this room
I think I`m almost choking on the smell of stale perfume
And that cigarette you`re smoking `bout to scare me half to death
Open up the window, let me catch my breath

Mama told me not to come
Mama told me not to come
Mama said, “That ain’t no way to have fun”

The radio is blasting, someone`s beating on the door
Our hostess is not lasting – she`s out on the floor
I seen so many things here I ain`t never seen before
I don`t know what it is – but I don`t wanna see no more

Mama told me not to come
Mama told me not to come
Mama said, “That ain`t no way to have fun”


Tickle Me
Lyrics

What can you do to amuse me
Now that there’s nothing to do
The TV set’s busted and can’t get a picture
The radio plays nothing but news
Why don’t you tickle me
Gee whiz won’t that be fine
What a great idea
What a perfect way to kill some time
Can’t stop to think ’cause if we do we’ll lose our mind
Why don’t you tickle me
Don’t we have fun every minute
Oh what a gay life we lead
One chocolate milkshake with two straws stuck in it
What else does anyone need
Why don’t you tickle me
There’s nothing else to do
You won’t have to talk to me
And I won’t have to talk to you
When we’re done I’ll think of something else to do
Why don’t you tickle me

I’ll Be Home
Lyrics

I’ll be home
I’ll be home
When your nights are troubled
And you’re all alone
When you’re feeling down
And need some sympathy
There’s no one else around
To keep you company
Remember baby, you can always count on me
I’ll be home
I’ll be home
I’ll be home
I’ll be home
I’ll be home
Wherever you may wander
Wherever you may roam
You come back and I’ll be waiting here for you
No one else will ever love you the way I do
I’ll be here to comfort you
And see you through
I’ll be home
I’ll be home
I’ll be home

So Long Dad
Lyrics

Home again and the streets are not much cleaner
And the quaint old south side scenery
Is quaint no more
Just older than before
Go up the stairs and down the hallway
To my daddy`s door
Your son is home, Dad, and he`s found a girl
And she`s the greatest girl in all the world
I think you`ll like her, Dad, I hope you do
But if you don`t that`s alright, too
What`s new? Do you still work at the drugstore?
Is that true? Still polishing the same floor?
I missed my good old Dad
My but I`m glad to see you
Home again
But we won’t be staying here Dad
Come and see us, Poppa, when you can
There`ll always be a place for my old man
Just drop by when it`s convenient to
Be sure and call before you do
So long Dad

Living Without You
Lyrics

The milk truck hauls the sun up
And the paper hits the door
The subway shakes my floor
And I think about you
Time to face the dawning gray
Of another lonely day
Baby, it`s so hard
Living without you
It`s so hard
It`s so hard
Baby, it`s so hard
Living without you
Ev`ry one`s got something
And they`re out tryin` to get some more
They got something to get up for
Well I ain`t about to
Nothin`s gonna happen
Nothin`s gonna change
Baby, it`s so hard
Living without you
It`s so hard
It`s so hard
Baby, it`s so hard
Living without you

Last Night I Had A Dream
Lyrics

Last night I had a dream
You were in it, and I was in it with you
And everyone that I know
And everyone that you know was in my dream
I saw a vampire
I saw a ghost
Everybody scared me but you sacred me the most
In the dream I had last night
In the dream I had last night
In my dream
It started out in a barnyard at sundown
And everyone was laughing and you were lying on the ground
You said, “Honey, can you tell me what you name is?”
“Honey, can you tell me what your name is?”
I said, “You know what my name is.”
Last night I had a dream
You were in it, I was in it with you
And everyone that I know
And everyone that you know was in my dream
I saw a vampire
I saw a ghost
Everybody scared me but you sacred me the most
In the dream I had last night
In the dream I had last night
In my dream

I Think It’s Going To Rain Today
Lyrics

Broken windows and empty hallways
A pale dead moon in the sky streaked with gray
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it`s going to rain today
Scarecrows dressed in the latest styles
With frozen smiles to chase love away
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it`s going to rain today
Lonely, lonely
Tin can at my feet
Think I`ll kick it down the street
That`s the way to treat a friend
Bright before me the signs implore me
To help the needy and show them the way
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it`s going to rain today

Lover’s Prayer
Lyrics

Don`t send me no young girl to love me
With their eyes shinin` bright
All the young girls are afraid of me
Send me a woman tonight
Don`t send me no hand-holdin` baby
`Cause I been with babies before
Don`t send me nobody that`s crazy
Don`t send me no young girls no more
I was entertaining a little girl up in my rooms, Lord
With California wines and French perfumes, Lord
She started to talk to me about the War, Lord
I said, “I don`t want to talk about the War.”
Don`t send me nobody with glasses
Don`t want no one above me
Don`t send nobody takin` night-classes
Just send me somebody to love me
Please answer my prayer
Please answer my prayer
Please answer my prayer

Maybe I’m Doing It Wrong
Lyrics

Maybe I’m doing it wrong
Maybe I’m doing it wrong
It just don’t move me the way that it should
Maybe I’m doing it wrong
There ain’t no book you can read
There ain’t nobody to tell you
But I don’t think I’m getting What everybody’s getting Maybe I’m doing it wrong
Sometimes I throw off a good one
At least I think it is
No, I know it is
But I shouldn’t be thinking at all
I shouldn’t be thinking at all
Maybe I’m doing it wrong
Maybe I’m doing it wrong
It just don’t move me the way that it should
Maybe I’m doing it wrong

Yellow Man
Lyrics

Very far away in a foreign land
Live the yellow woman and the yellow man
He`s been around for many-a-year
They say they were there before we were here
Eatin` rice all day
While the children play
You see he believes
In the family
Just like you and me
Oh, yellow man, oh, yellow man
We understand, you know we understand
He keeps his money tight in his hand
With his yellow woman he`s a yellow man
Got to have a yellow woman
When you`re a yellow man

My Old Kentucky Home
Lyrics

Turpentine and dandelion wine
I’ve turned the corner and I’m doin’ fine
Shootin’ at the birds on the telephone line
Pickin’ em off with this gun of mine
I got a fire in my belly
And a fire in my head
Goin’ higher and higher
Until I’m dead
Sister Sue, she’s short and stout
She didn’t grow up – she grew out
Mama says she’s plain but she’s just bein’ kind
Papa thinks she’s pretty but he’s almost blind
Don’t let her out much ‘cept at night
But I don’t care ’cause I’m all right
Oh, the sun shines bright on
My Old Kentucky Home
And the young folks roll on the floor
Oh, the sun shines bright on
My Old Kentucky Home
Keep them hard times away from my door
Brother Gene, he’s big and mean
And he don’t have much to say
He had a little woman who he whupped each day
But now she’s gone away
He got drunk last night
Kicked mama down the stairs
But I’m all right so I don’t care

Cowboy
Lyrics

Cold gray buildings where a hill should be
Steel and concrete closin` in on me
City faces haunt the places
I used to roam
Cowboy, cowboy – can`t run, can`t hide
Too late to fight now – too tired to try
Wind that once blew free
Now scatters dust to the sky
Cowboy, cowboy – can`t run, can`t hide
Too late to fight now – too tired to try

Davy The Fat Boy
Lyrics

I`ve been his friend since we were little babies
I was a comfort to his mother and a pal to his dad
Before they passed away they said,
“Please take care of our Davy
You may be the only friend he ever will have”
Davy the fat boy, Davy the fat boy
Isn`t he round? Isn`t he round?
What do he weigh folks?
Can you guess what he weigh?
It`s only a quarter
Win a teddy bear for the girlfriend
Or something for the wife
You got to let this fat boy in your life
I think we can persuade him to do
The famous fat boy dance for you
Give me half a chance
I just know you`ll like my fat boy`s dance
Davy the fat boy, Davy the fat boy
Isn`t he
Isn`t he round?

Lonely At The Top
Lyrics

I`ve been around the world
Had my pick of any girl
You`d think I`d be happy
But I`m not
Ev`rybody knows my name
But it`s just a crazy game
Oh, it`s lonely at the top
Listen to the band, they`re playing just for me
Listen to the people paying just for me
All the applause-all the parades
And all the money I have made
Oh, it`s lonely at the top
Listen all you fools out there
Go on and love me-I don`t care
Oh, it`s lonely at the top
Oh, it`s lonely at the top

Released by Reprise Records (6459) in June 1971

Produced by Lenny Waronker and Russ Titelman.

Written by Randy Newman.