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When You Really Want Her
Next to That
Doubts Like Breathing
Putting You On
Homage to Mongo
Baby Blues
I Lent You Money
Blown Away
Easy to Say
Seven Eighths
Frees Something

© 2006 Mike Zecchino except Baby Blues © 2006 Larry Denneau, and Seven Eighths © 2006 Dave Zientara. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

When You Really Want Her
(Lyrics: M. Zecchino)
Shag a coffee and there she is
turn the corner, there she is, ah ha
On the ladder with a green can
out in back with a black cat napping, ah ha
When you really want her, you find her.
Here she comes with a gaggle of friends
here she comes saying, “That's SO funny”
All that class, running out the door
out in the yard shouting Go Dog Go
Hear her calling at three in the night
hear her bawling 'cause her man's
been an ass again


When you really want her, you find her, hey.


if she's fine, wine and dine
if she finds that you're all that you say
that's the time, take the time, hey!

In the mirror, saying, “Oo dat’s fine!”
in the back room yelling crazy, ah ha
In the green car with her green card
and her gringo's back in Jersey, ah ha
When you really want her, you find her, hey.

 

 

Next to That
(Lyrics: M. Zecchino)
She made her look at me
she made it clear that she was
home, lights were on, sight was sharp
and the muse was present

She had a locket key
she put it next to me
said, Hey, try your trick, take your pick
see if you can get it
A woman enters like a word
you thought you understood in school
but for the first time it rings true

I used to wake up
somehow you'd just know it
You'd cuddle up next to me
you'd find the spot
slide in right there on my arm
one of those things: we seemed to fit

Next to that
I can't think of anything I'd want
I'd have to try to imagine
something that would feel better

She isn't everything
but I'm not everything she wrote
in her book, when it looked
like we all could choose in love

But she kept that key
she takes it out for me, says Hey
remember when, and once again
I know that I have just enough

A woman enters like a song
you've been singing all along
but now you finally know the words

The woman, the wind in her eyes
I want to get next to that
the distance closing all the time
I want to get next to that

I want to drink up, I want a toast to finally seeing for certain I can love
put a fire on,
put on that one dark song
we have it now, the love
that turns this world around.

 

 

Doubts Like Breathing
(Lyrics: M. Zecchino)
Not to say our love has changed
but I'd say that something's strange
the words are tame
the sun keeps going down

I often think we missed the day
when we were wise to go our separate ways
so here we stay, and here we're found

So what happens now, now, when the doubts come like breathing
are we in it for love,
or fear that there's nothing else?
if I had my way , there'd be no more dreaming, we'd have both feet in
and both feet on the ground

I thought we'd reach a point out here
where the doubt would disappear
the crowd would hush,
the chord would start in low
But the band forgets to come
maybe that's the way for some
a long slow burn
but nothing burning up

So what happens now?
now, when the doubts they come like breathing
are we in it for love
or scared of the lack we've found
if I had my way, there'd be no more dreaming
we'd have both feet in
and both feet on the ground.

If you need, don't need too much
if you love me, hold it inside
keep looking for the day to make that break
it's the only way to stay on this ride

I'm caught by the leg, stuck on this same damn square, trapped by the habits of twenty years, one on top of one. if a man won't do what's best for him, people tell me, people tell me
what's to be done?

 

 


Putting You On
(Lyrics: M. Zecchino)
You say I'm putting you on, I don't want to
you say we had what we had but it's gone
It's all right, you've got me where you want me
it's all right my love

You say I'm so take-you-or-leave-you, waiting for a casual day to step to the end
well just you wait and see if it's that easy
you’ll see, I'm not still running.

You stay, you don't know why
(get more than you came for)
you wonder am I worth the time
(get more than you paid for yeah)

Grab a candle, start the late night water running, we're having dinner at Vance Romance's again
call your friends, tell them that you're tied up tonight,
surprise them all
that we're still running.

 

 

Homage to Mongo
(Lyrics: M. Zecchino)
Go to it now, girl
taking it two mamba down the line
go do it now, girl
taking it two congas at a time
taking it two at a time

You're getting it now, girl
oh, but you still have a lot to learn
you tango milonga
oh, but you're losing me in the turn
But don't try and you'll never learn

You're coming along, girl
now that you're hip how the song is sung
how do the song go?
oh let it slip off the tip of your tongue
slip off the tip of your tongue

Whoa, now you've done it
oh that is way out of line
now you're thinning the gin with Mongo
you been spinning me all along, girl
I'm beginning to think that you don't mind
high-heeled sneakers
um rato como você
but if you did it to get to funk y'all
when you spit in the drink I drunk, y'all
I'm beginning to think that it's OK.

 

 

Baby Blues
(Lyrics: L. Denneau)
[Those cheeks, so pink
how I love those baby blues
Little shoes on your feet
how I love those baby blues
When you flash that Muppet grin
I just got to spread the news

When your tummy need some yummy
you tell us 'bout those baby blues
Whirled beets, sweet potatoes
can't cover up those baby blues
Little thumb tastes so good
when you got those baby blues.

 

 

 

 

I Lent You Money
(Lyrics: M. Zecchino)
I lent you money, you didn't pay me
and so you find yourself up in my song
You left me feeling so guilty
that I told you, Dude it's just time

Every time I cross that line
giving over what is mine
to kin and kine, kin and kine
I know that I have made the wrong decision

I called you honey, and honey baby
I let you leave your gum in my car
You parked your shoes under my dresser
and then you drove the blood from my heart

Every time I cross that line
thinking that love is fine
I'm skinned alive, skinned alive
again I see I've made the wrong decision
(he always makes the wrong decision)

I lent you money, you didn't pay me.

 

 

 

 

Blown Away
(Lyrics: M. Zecchino)
You walk into my TV room
my heart starts saying, Come on,
turn it on, yes turn it on
let's see what wave we're on
keep a dial on positive
disincline the doubt you live
it's always there, you use more than your share

Hey, hey, blown away
woman this fine has come my way
Hey, hey, I want to say
this is just fine with me

Kicking on, in the song, not
breaking it, not stomping out the groove,
lighting up the empty screen
tuning analog phase into swoon
yes, the conversation's thin
but conversation never gets you in
Heaven's Door, The It, The More,
let it go! Keep it down, keep it down, doubt

Hey, hey, can't complain
a loose connect, a trouble day
hey, hey, namaste
give it some time to be

And just like that, and just like that, and just like that I don't want to make love in the first good storm of the year

You try to play that nothing's changed
you're always hoping you're always chasing
try to stay, take each day, blah, blah,
you act like nothing's broken, broken
but the doubt is just too strong
of course you knew that all along
oh, touch that dial, it's time to move again, again, again, again

Hey, hey, gone away
changes so fast, a breakaway
Hey, hey, in half a day
it's never just fine with me.

 

 

Easy To Say
(Lyrics: M. Zecchino)
The boys say love is the hardest word
to get in your throat and over your tongue
they're too young, they just run away
when you find the one
it's easy to say, yeah, it's easy to say

But ladie,s you know that men are trash
they'll say the word to any cat dancer
Can anybody find a good man?
Just look my way
I'll only say it once,
it was easy to say, yeah, easy to say

Now wait a second, if it's so easy to say
why does it still get stuck in my throat?
Where's The One for me that'll let it pour on out?
You know,,Richard once said, They're only pretty lies, but you women take that apple bite after bite!

We have to ask ourselves, people,

The manual says Love is where it's at, but they wrote that in '68, and nobody says Where it's at no more. No, they say “phat” and rage and “hootchy” and “you take what you can get.”
It makes me wonder, ladies, is love all but forgat?

I want to say hell no (hell no!)
aw but I don’t know.
I guess I want the loving and the laundry to fold...
don’t I like Chinese in the morning as you drift out of a purr? Don’t I say, skip the lipstick, you’re beautiful pure? Don’t I want to put your heart at ease
and find better ways to please
until love, that sweet disease
takes us right there on the floor?
Tell me again about love, gentlemen.

The boys say love is the hardest word
to get in your throat and over your tongue
they're too young, they just run away
when you find the one
it's easy to say, yeah, it's easy to say.

 

 


Seven Eighths
(Lyrics: D. Zientara)
Give you all my heart, give you all my mind
100%, nothing left behind
one thing I can’t resolve myself of
is getting only 7/8ths of your love
Maybe I don’t always feel that I can
be more than 7/8ths of your man
but I know one and one is two
if you would just give me all of you

Getting only 7/8ths of your love

Give you every signal, every sign
but baby, we don’t seem to be aligned
fitting me like a four-fingered glove
getting only 7/8ths of your love

I’ve known women willing to share
more of themselves than I could bear
they try their best, but I can’t hold them above
the 7/8ths I get of your love

Getting only 7/8ths of your love

Don’t want no 15/16ths, no 31/32nds
looking for the kind of love I can reckon
fold my arms, resist when you beckon
no rain check, I’m on deck, sticking out my neck
for just a kiss? Baby, I’m a wreck.

Now I can’t seem to finish a full line
in ode to my part-time valentine
a half-empty heart, and a half-full cup
7/8ths just doesn’t measure up.

 

 

Frees Something
(Lyrics: M. Zecchino)
It frees something, people
when you shake that thing around
frees something, people
when you put it out there

It frees something, people
when you shake that thing around
when you shake it to the ground
when you stand on your head

What if I want to do the monkey?
(whatever makes you happy)
what if I want to do the stroll?
(ease on down, ease on down)
what if I want to play piano?
(Larry plays piano)
Well, then I'm gonna dance!

It frees something, people
when you meet your friends downtown
frees something, people
when you sing on the dotted
it frees something, people
when she tells you that you're hot
even when she knows you're not
well it stands you on your head!

What if I want to do the lawn dart?
(you're gonna put an eye out)
what if I want to Step on Bob?
(step on Bob, step on Bob)
what if I want to Serve the People?
(go on, serve the people!)
Oh, well, then I'm gonna dance!

I’ll tell you what I’m gonna do--
I’m gonna lose myself tonight!
(live a little, you're out tonight!)
I’m gonna take it too far
(live a little, get hot tonight!)
I’m gonna take it over the top
(live a little, you're hot tonight!)
Watusi!