1984 Perfect Timing

Perfect Timing

by Randy Thomas

 

When I needed a shoulder to cry on
You dried up al my tears
When I wanted someone to rely on
That’s when you came near

And when it comes to loving me
You’re the best of all
You’re always in the right place at the right time
To catch me when I fall

You’ve got perfect timing
You’re not a minute too soon
Not a moment too late
You’ve got perfect timing
I can see when you move
I can feel when you wait
You hold tomorrow in the palm of your hand
Everything runs by your master plan
You’ve got perfect timing

When I had to have someone to count on
You were second to none
When I needed a friend that could hold on
You were the only one

And when it comes to loving me
You’re the best of all
You’re always in the right place at the right time
To catch me when I fall

You’ve got perfect timing
You’re not a minute too soon
Not a moment too late
You’ve got perfect timing
I can see when you move
I can feel when you wait
You hold tomorrow in the palm of your hand
Everything runs by your master plan
You’ve got perfect timing

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Habit of Hate

By Bryan Duncan & John Schreiner

 

Well, those feelings have been shaken
You’ve been stepped on
You’ve been taken
Now you’re clenching your fist
And that crazed, evil passion begins
Now you’re waiting for your victim
Careful, planning, getting even
And you strangle your love
When you strengthen your habit of hate
Trapped in your habit of hate

Now your raging, vicious dealings
And your spiteful, wicked scheming
Are the lines on you face
The tracks that only malice can bring
You can’t live with this feeling
You can’t stop gettin’ even
You can settle the score
But you can’t break that habit of hate
Trapped on your habit

Hatred will tear out your heart
It will drain your lifeblood
Like a poison in your veins
No one can take it away
If you won’t pray for an answer
There’s a price you’ll have to pay
Trapped in your habit of hate
Stranded in the darkness that is blinding your eyes
You won’t ever find love
‘Till you break those evil ties
Trapped in your habit of hate

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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You Led Me to Believe

By Randy Thomas

 

You had the starring role
That I wished I could play
So I learned every line
That you were known to say
I stood in the shadows
When the spotlight hit your face
But I never dreamed you’d throw it all away

You led me to believe
And I followed everything you’d say and do
You led me to believe
You’ve changed your way of thinking now
But I know what is true
And I will keep on holding on
To all the things
You led me to believe

You were the guiding light
For all who passed your way
The neighborhood superman
Who always saved the day
You were the model
I was the clay
And I never dreamed you’d throw it all away

You led me to believe
And I followed everything you’d say and do
You led me to believe
You’ve changed your way of thinking now
But I know what is true
And I will keep on holding on
To all the things
You led me to believe

Now I miss you everyday
And it cuts me to the bone
But you have gone so far away
And I must stand alone
I kept the things you taught to me
And I found them to be true
I only wish that you believed them too

You led me to believe
And I followed everything you’d say and do
You led me to believe
You’ve changed your way of thinking now
But I know what is true
And I will keep on holding on
To all the things
You led me to believe

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Don’t Bother Me Now

by Bryan Duncan

 

You’ve got the funniest way of showin’ me
That you love me
You seem to never have time
To go out of your way
I finally catch you alone
You’ve got your mind on your money
I call you up on the telephone
But you only have time to say

Don’t bother me now
I’m in a hurry
I gotta go, I got a show
Don’t bother me now
I’ll see you Monday
But I don’t know

I think I’m losin’ my voice
Still you don’t hear me
I’m sayin’ everything twice
Or nothin’ at all
I think it’s time that we talk
Before it tunrs into trouble
We gotta work this thing out
But you only have time to say

Don’t bother me now
I’m in a hurry
I gotta go, I got a show
Don’t bother me now
I’ll see you Monday
But I don’t know

You want a love that will last forever
Then take the time to say
Instead of living
You’re giving you life away

Don’t bother me now
I’m in a hurry
I gotta go, I got a show
Don’t bother me now
I’ll see you Monday
But I don’t know

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Computer Age

by Randy Thomas

 

She does aerobics to start the day
But you can find here playing video games
On her home computer screen
She’s the best you’ve ever seen

She keeps appointments, she’s never late
Only goes out on computer dates
Made on answering machines
She’s the all-American teen

She’s growing up in the computer age
Her mind’s in gear
But her heart’s been disengaged
The future’s clear
It’s all been pre-arranged
She’s growing up in the computer age

She’s a product of society
Completely lacking personality
She was brought into the world
As a test tube baby girl

Her name is Debbie, or Cathy, or Sue
Maybe you know her
Maybe it’s you
She’s become like all the rest
Who’ve been programmed for success

She’s growing up in the computer age
Her mind’s in gear
But her heart’s been disengaged
The future’s clear
It’s all been pre-arranged
She’s growing up in the computer age

She’s got American Bandstand
To show her how to dance
She’s got cable movies
To tell her about romance
But she won’t dream of Mr. Right
Electric blankets keep her warm tonight

She’s growing up in the computer age
Her mind’s in gear
But her heart’s been disengaged
The future’s clear
It’s all been pre-arranged
She’s growing up in the computer age

Growin’ up, growin’ up
She’s got an IBM
That’s the apple of her eye
She doesn’t think for herself
Leads and automated llife
Growin’ up

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Sing for the Melody

by Dino Elefante & John Elefante

 

Everybody sing for the melody
Everybody sing it in harmony
Everybody sing for the melody
Everybody sing it in harmony
And it won’t be long until happiness
Is a song in every one of us

Do you have a dream that you’d like to find?
Do you have a vision inside of your mind?
So far away from any place you know
Maybe I got somethin’ that you should know
There’s power in me I’ve got to let go
‘Cause maybe I’m no ordinary man

Let me take you for a ride with me
And I’ll show you what you wanna see
You may only have one chance to see
All the beauty of the symphony
Help me sing my melody
Everybody listen to the music

Everybody sing for the melody
Everybody sing it in harmony
Everybody sing for the melody
Everybody sing it in harmony
And it won’t be long until happiness
Is a song in every one of us

©1984 Mastadon Publishing Company (BMI)

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Looking for the Answer

by Dino Elefante & Randy Thomas

 

I can’t seem to find it
No, I’ve looked everywhere
The questions, they run deep inside my soul
When I run to unwind it
It tangles even more
The truth drifts even farther than before

I don’t know why I’m wasting all my time
I don’t know why I don’t care
I don’t know what I have to do to find it
I don’t know I’m running out of time

Looking for the answer
I can’t find it anywhere
Looking for the answer
I’ve been searching everywhere
The truth is right in font of me
But I look the other way
It’s just so hard to face
Looking for the answer

I just can’t seem to fight it
This hunger leads me on
Darkness greets me everywhere I go
I try so hard to hide
What I already know
The answer came two thousand years ago

Looking for the answer
I can’t find it anywhere
Looking for the answer
I’ve been searching everywhere
The truth is right in front of me
But I’ve thrown it all away
It’s just so hard to face
Looking for the answer

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Libris Music (BMI)

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Envy and Jealousy

by Bryan Duncan & John Schreiner

 

Every time I think I’m OK
I’m in trouble again
I just can’t seem to get away
From this emotional sin
I’m inferiority bound
And lost in despair
Harmony can never be found
When I begin to compare

Envy and jealousy
They make me so small
Envy and Jealousy
Are there when I fall

You’re my only hope
To be saved from this oppression within
Show me there is nothing to be gained
By recognition of men

Envy and jealousy
Invading my mind
Envy and jealousy
They’re wasting my time
Envy and jealousy
They make me so small
Envy and jealousy
They’re there when I fall

I can recall when I was quite young
I had it all except for the one I wanted
Well that’s envy and jealousy

I know it’s a sin we’re all caught in
But I don’t want to be here forever
‘Cause it feels like a chain wrapped around my neck
And it’s bringin’ me down
I know it’s a trap we all fall in
But I don’t wanna be here tomorrow
So I’m askin’ for help
Won’t you please get me out
Won’t you take it away?

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Prodigals Regret
(Never Should Have Left You)

by Bryan Duncan

 

Oh, how could I have hurt you?
Living cold and reckless
What a careless fool I’ve been
To have taken you for granted
Me, the man with all the answers
Never stopped to notice
You were my savior and my friend
I never should have left you

Now I’m standing in your shadow
Waiting as the tears begin to fall
I never should have left you
I never should have left you
Oh, I’d give my life for one chance
To have you back again
But I’ve taken all my chances
I turned and I walked away

Love will carry on forever
Leaving many wounded
Heartaches never meant to be
The scars will always be there
Still, I don’t think I can make it
Living with a memory
I lost a love I failed to see
I never should have left you

Now I’m standing in your shadow
Waiting as the tears begin to fall
I never should have left you
never should have left you
Oh, you gave your life for one chance
That I might live again

I never should have left you
I took your love for granted
I never should have left you
I never should have left you

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Neighborhood Kids

by Bryan Duncan & John Schreiner

 

Momma say, she can’t control us
And Daddy don’t care
He’s got to feed us everyday
He’s workin’ hard for the clothes that we wear
He’s always workin’

They gotta leave us at home alone
Or with a sitter on the telephone
We’re makin’ trouble it’s plain to see
There’s no love lost for the good gone bad
Neighborhood kids at play
We’ll be in the streets tomorrow
With everything we learn today
We’re the neighborhood kids

I’m a neighborhood kid
With a juvenile smile we get in trouble
An evident crime
We didn’t mean it
Went a bit far
We only meant to have a good time
Can you believe it?
Who’s gonna blame us?
We’re on the run

You’re always sayin’ how we’re all too young
You never gave us the time of day
There’s no love lost for the bad boys
Neighborhood kids at play
We’ll be in the streets tomorrow
With everything we learn today
We’re the neighborhood kids from the back yard
Neighborhood kids at play
We’ll be in the streets tomorrow
With everything we learn today
We’re the neighborhood kids from the back yard
Don’t you know we nee love too?
We’ll be in the streets tomorrow
With everything we learn today

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)