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Michael Johnson - AIN'T DIS DA LIFE Lyrics


O.B. Glad
By Mark Henley

O. B. Glad you're alive
And today is the one day
You've been waiting to try
Walking out between the rain

O. B. Glad I am here
To have the fun to share the tear
It will be gone in a wink but honey
It's gonna last longer than you think
Hey hey hey

O.B. Glad don't be sad
There's a leftover moon a smiling
Over the hen house door
Here comes morning looking for more

It's calling to you
Hear the footprints cross the dew
Oh do you hear those footprints cross the dew
Do you

O. B. Glad
And today is the one day
You've been waiting to try
Walking out between the rain
Walking out between the rain
Sing it one more time again



Lucky Stars
By Raun MacKinnon

Time turns to dust things that we trust
Time works on us more than you think
Gold goes to rust, it's gone in a flash
In the flick of an eyelash, just a wink

But you still make my heart turn over
You still make my love smoke and smolder
Rest your head on my shoulder
And I'll thank my stars for the woman you are

We've been together so long with passions that strong
It's a wonder we didn't blunder and fall
But somehow we've made it, love treats us well
So I won't mind when time finally takes it all

No if you still make my heart turn over
You still make my love smoke and smolder
Rest your head on my shoulder
And I'll thank my stars for the woman you are



Movin' in the Same Circles
By Ron Galbraith

We called it quits a year ago, saw the writing on the wall
Ain't it funny how you know when you don't really know at all
See you 'round was the phrase as I remember that we used
When I think back on those days, all I've gotten is confused

Because we're movin' the same circles, talkin' to the same folks
Going to the same places, hearing the same old jokes
Movin' in the same circles, going nowhere at all
And I still love you baby, damn it all

You said that you were leaving town, hearts grow fonder so they say
But as of now you're still around, kinda think you're gonna stay
But I can't take this place alone and ever since we said goodbye
We've said hello but not at home, don't you think it's time to try

Instead of movin' the same circles, talkin' to the same folks
Going to the same places, hearing the same old jokes
Movin' in the same circles, going nowhere at all
And I still love you baby
Damn it all



Time Sweet Time
By Alan Robert Day

If you're lonely, wait awhile
Someone's coming by who'll fit your style
All it takes is time sweet time alive
To be giving you good reason to survive

Well I was lonely all my life
Half of me been fire and half been ice
All it took was time sweet time alive
To be giving me good reason to survive

There's so many ways for a man to show his love
So many ways I can't even think of
But I showed mine with pain and I cried every mile
When all it really takes is time and a smile

So if you're lonely, step inside
I've got room for you and all you hide
All it takes is time sweet time alive
To be giving you good reason to know I love you



Our Snowflake Dreams
By Ted Anderson

Our snowflake dreams
In a crystalline flurry and swirlin' they hurry
For day has already begun
Circlin' and siftin' and blowin' and driftin'
And trying to outrun the sun

Our snowflake dreams
In their fancy dress laces, they show off their graces
In places of laughter and fun
Each one too vain to admit he's just rain
And trying to outrun the sun

Our snowflake dreams
With their patterns all broken and battered and soaking
From doorway to doorway they run
Then losing their faces
In watery traces
While trying to outrun the sun



Ain't Dis Da Life
By Mike Smith

Ain't dis da life, ain't dis da life
Ain't dis da life deluxe
Lying underneath a shady old tree
I thought I heard a little birdie singing to me
He said ain't deese da sticks
And ain't deese da bucks
And ain't dis da life deluxe

Ain't dis da Ritz, ain't dis da Ritz
Ain't dis da Ritz Hotel
Nobody hotel us what to do
So I'll tell me, you tell you
And ain't it a stitch
And ain't it a bitch
Ain't dis da Ritz Hotel

After you, my dear Alfonse
No after you, my dear Gaston
No after you, my dear Alfonse
No after you, my dear Gaston
No after you, my dear Alfonse
No after you, my dear Gaston
If you insist, my dear Alfonse
I certainly do, my dear Gaston
I certainly do

Ain't dis da chez, ain't dis da chez
Ain't dis da Louis
You got the brains and I got the looks
We'll both be pals forever in a life deluxe
And ain't it a stitch
And ain't it a bitch

And ain't dis da life deluxe



Circle of Fifths
By Raun MacKinnon

My life goes on in a circle of fifths
Around from the downs to the glorious lifts
It turns face to face with a memory that shifts
And dances to a Gypsy song

The baby I was now is far round the bend
I find myself humming the tunes that I send
Messengers looking for fortunes and friends
The circle of fifths never ends

Find me, I'm behind you a step
Ahead of the foolish and far away crowd
Won't you try me, I can dance like your dreams
As much as invention allows

My life goes on in a circle of fifths
Around from the downs to the glorious lifts
It turns face to face with a memory that shifts
And dances to a Gypsy song



Chicken Road
By Joe Greene

Once I got a splinter in the joint of my little toe
And a garter snake bit my knee by the bend of the little St. Joe
Honey that's Missouri, the land of the dust and the toad
It's a wonderful town, Chicken Road

Once I had a scorpion on the lobe of my good right ear
And I lived with my great-great grandma
Who could hear what she wanted to hear
Honey that's Missouri, the land where the sky overflows
It's a wonderful town, Chicken Road

Beasts of burden, nip at their hay
And a poolroom banjo playin' to the close of every day
Night so quiet, you could hear a mouse
Tippin' through the parlor of a boarding house

Once I got a sunburn on the back of my itchin' neck
Went for a ride in a Model-T and I died in a beautiful wreck
Honey that's Missouri, the land that the Lord never knowed
Yes, it's a wonderful town, Chicken Road



High On the Border
By Mark Henley

Take me under, take me down
And bend me like the willow
Morning's fire and night's desire
And I'm burning on my pillow
Burning on my pillow

Go take off your walking shoes
And spread your twinkle toes
Fortified for carpet ride
And they'll fly right out your window
Fly right out your window

And then you ride into heaven's eye
You won't even have to try

Hand me over, hand me down
And we'll all dance out in order
Can't explain what seems so sane
While riding on the border
High on the border

Carousel give Tinkerbell
A ride around the world
She go round and round in her dancing gown
That follows her into her final swirl

And then you ride into heaven's eye
You won't even have to try

Take me under, take me down
And bend me like the willow
Morning's fire and night's desire
And I'm burning on my pillow
Burning on my pillow



Mr. Arthur's Place
By Thom Bishop

Mr. Arthur's place is set about a mile just off the interstate highway
And it's kinda hard to get to so you really gotta know where to go
And it's there you'll hear the music they played before the children were children
How the sound and the spirit sets you swinging as you step through the door

And they show you to a table, you have a drink or two
You ask her if she wants to dance, she says it's up to you

So you take her by the hand and you lead her to the edge of the dance floor
And she whispers to you, "Honey I'm afraid my gown's a little too long"
You get into the rhythm and remember what it was that you came for
You forget the thirty years that have happened since they played you that song

And as you twirl around the room, you no longer feel a fool
It's just the way it used to be when she was your girl at school

Slide with me, Julia
I can lead if you will follow through
Glide with me, Julia
To see the simple pleasure we once knew
Just to see the simple pleasure we once knew

You've had one terrific evening and you tell her as you drive down the highway
She says, "Yes I really loved it and you know we gotta go there again"
But you get that empty feeling as you pull the car back into your driveway
You know exactly where you are but you're not too sure where you've been

As you turn out the bedroom light, you have a word or two
You ask her if she wants to sleep, she says it's up to you

Slide with me, Julia
I can lead if you will follow through
Glide with me, Julia
To see the simple pleasure we once knew
Just to see the simple pleasure we once knew



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