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  1. Goodbye Girl
  2. Took The Last Train
  3. Overnight Sensation
  4. California Lady
  5. Ann
  6. Drifter
  7. He Don't Know How To Love You
  8. Clouds Suite (Clouds/Rain)
  9. Lorilee
  10. Part-Time Love
  11. Sunday Rider
  12. Never Let Her Go

More David Gates

  1. I Will Wait For You
  2. I Use The Soap
  3. Sail Around The World
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Goodbye Girl

All your life you've waited for love to
come and stay
And now that I have found you, you must
not slip away
I know it's hard believin' the words you've
heard before
But darlin' you must trust them just once
more... 'cause baby
Goodbye doesn't mean forever
Let me tell you goodbye doesn't mean
we'll never be together again
If you wake up and I'm not there, I won't
be long away
'Cause the things you do my Goodbye Girl
Will bring me back to you.

I know you've been taken, afraid to hurt
again
You fight the love you feel for me instead
of givin' in
But I can wait forever, a-helpin' you to see
That I was meant for you and you for me
...so remember

Goodbye doesn't mean forever
Let me tell you goodbye doesn't mean
we'll never be together again
Though we may be so far apart you still
will have my heart
So forget your past my Goodbye Girl
'Cause now you're home at last.


Took The Last Train

Took the Last Train to St. Tropez
Had in mind to dance the night away
Experimented with a cognac high
When in France you give everything a try

Soon the crowd dwindled down to two
Not a soul around but me and you
You just smiled in French and took my hand
Spoke the words I tried my best to understand
You're tellin' me-

Viens chez moi
Ce soir va jamais terminer
On va rester toujours ensemble-you're
tellin' me

Come with me
Tonight will last forever
We wiII stay together always

Wake the next day and found her note
Love ya, goodbye that's all she wrote
And every night down at the place we met
I wait for her and those sweet words I
can't forget
You're tellin' me-

Viens chez moi
Ce soir va jamais terminer
On va rester toujours ensemble-'cause
I want you to

Come with me
Tonight will last forever
We wiII stay together always


Overnight Sensation

Hollywood, sure looked good to me when
I first come
Made my vow, somehow everyone would
know my name
Patiently, kept on waiting for my chance
to come
Prideful me, there's no returning to where
I came from
But she went back, the lovely lady who
come west with me
She could not wait, now she's married
living happily
But I still say a superstar is just a break
away
And I must try, it's do or die until I hear
the people say...

You made it, you made it
Our local boy has made it good
You made it, you made it
Overnight Sensation in Hollywood

Back again, make the rounds and go from
door to door
Sorry friend, you're just not quite what we
were looking for
A letter comes, she still writes to you from
time to time
You'd like to call, but she's too happy and
besides you need the dime

Then at lost, someone's calling with a role
to play
It concerns a man who's lost his lover when
she went away
A star is born, no one's ever seen it played
so well
It almost seems the tears are real but it's
just too hard to tell...

You made it, you made it
Found the price and paid it, I knew
you would
You made it, you made it
Overnight Sensation in Hollywood


California Lady

She always skis the winter season
Try to catch her if you please
She makes the men wish... they were a
little bit bolder
Or on the beach at Malibu
Where her talents really show on through
She makes the boys wish... they were a
little bit older

Sweet sunny Cal-California
Sweet sunny California Lady
Sweet sunny Cal-California
Sweet California kind of lady

She drives a little foreign car
She's always lookin' like a movie star
Your heart's on fire... 'cause you're dyin'
to try her
She always wears those slinky clothes
Causin' riots everywhere she goes
Your eyes are shoppin'... oh but will she
let you buy

Sweet sunny Cal-California
Sweet sunny California Lady
Sweet sunny Cal-California
Sweet California kind of lady

She's a California girl lookin' so tan
and tall
Sunny California girls-wishin' I could love
them all...


Ann

Ann a-sleepin' on my bed
Hair a-tumblin' 'round your head
You will always be a part of me
When I look in your eyes... it's my
reflection I see

Ann I wonder how you knew
I needed someone just like you
Were you on a beam of guiding light
That came in my life... late that
September night.

And though I try to hold back the years
I cannot hold the dawn
And so I try to hold back the tears
When love has grown up and gone...

Ann I'll love you 'till I die
And when you hear this lullabye
I'll be with you though we're far apart
And you'll be with me... right here inside
my heart.


Drifter

I'm a drifter floatin' on the sea
Goin' where the currents take me
And I don't think I'll ever come to rest
'Cause I'm a drifter floatin' on the ocean
I've kinda got to where I like the motion
Things are gonna work out for the best

I know you want me to stay
And honey I'd sure like to see it your way
'Cause you're the best I've ever had of late
But somethin' stronger than love somehow
Has got me restless and I gotta go now
But I'll be back this way if you care to wait

I'm a drifter floatin' on the sea
Goin' where the currents take me
And I don't think I'll ever come to rest
'Cause I'm a drifter floatin' on the ocean
I've kinda got to where I like the motion
Hopin' things are gonna work out for
the best
I keep hopin' to find
A settledown place and a peaceful mind
Wonderin' if it's just around the bend
'Cause with all the things I wanna do
and see
You gotta be a millionaire of broke like me
Walkin' down this road that's got no end.
I'm a drifter floatin' on the sea
Goin' where the currents take me
And I don't think I'll ever come to rest
'Cause I'm a drifter floatin' on the ocean
I've kinda got to where I like the motion
Hopin' things are gonna work out for
the best


He Don't Know How To Love You

He don't, he don't know how to love you
Ain't no way he's gonna satisfy
'Cause he can't keep up with you like I can
All he'll give you is his alibi...

He ain't much, I've seen him too
Ain't no way that man is right for you
I don't see why you let him on through
No, no not after what you're used to

I ain't sayin' I'm the best around
But if there's better yet he ain't been found
Sure I'm cocky and yes I'm hot, 'cause
I got everything he ain't got and he don't...

He don't, he don't know how to love you
Ain't no way he's gonna satisfy
He can't keep up with you like I can
All he'll give you is some alibi

Now I know love is partly talk about
And maybe he can really scream and shout
But when it's over and the talk's all
through
Let's see him try to thrill ya like I do-
there's no way

He don't, he don't know how to love you
Ain't no way he's gonna satisfy
'Cause he can't keep up with you like I can
All he'll give you is his alibi.


Clouds Suite (Clouds/Rain)

See the clouds adrift so far below
Everchanging as they come and go
Makes me wonder why I'm up so high
When really I am down so low

Of all the wonders I was one allowed
I think that I would always choose a cloud
Always brings my feelings right out loud
Whether I'm ashamed or proud

On this airplane comin' home to you
Sometimes I think I've flown my whole
life through
My whole life... through
As I wing my way to you

See the clouds they're giving life below
In colors that the canvas cannot show
Keeping secrets no one else could know
For I'm the one who told them so

Now and then I get up close to you
I'd like to stay but I'm just passing through
So I'll have to say goodbye...
Until next time I fly.

(interlude)

Make my bed-light the light
Comin' in on the midnight flight
Touch the ground and soon you will be
Safe inside reality

Change your mind-change your name
Still the music it sounds the same

Rainfall don't bother me at all
You see the world reflected on the highway
Come on rainbow-I can't let you go
Before I reach the end of you someway

So the next time raindrops fall
If it makes you climb the walls just think
of green.


Lorilee

Lorilee, how could you do this to me
Come along, took all my love for a song
When a smile lights your face it's a
beautiful place
See how it shines... se how it shines

Lorilee, now that I've tasted your ways
I could live off of your lovin' for days
And when you're not around I keep missing
your sound
Wish you were here
Wish I was there
You are life, you are Lee... my Lorilee


Part-Time Love

I need somebody who's consistent
with me
Someone already there when I need
company
'Cause when l'm feelin' low
I don't want to have to go out
lookin'
For a part-time kind of love

And when the dreams and rainbows
start to disappear
Don't want somebody up and runnin'
outa here
'Cause when you stop and start
Baby it's just too hard upon
my heart
That part-time kind of love

And I can't take you darlin' livin' here
wait and see
I want somebody who's committed
now to me
Somewhere, someday you'll have
to take a chance
So if you like the music baby
get up and dance

And if we grow together daring to dream
I know we'll find our shares of
peaches and cream
And when the juices flow
I don't want no no no excuses
Just want your full time love
for me
Just want your full time love
for me.


Sunday Rider

Sunday riders-ridin' out along the highway
Sunday gliders-glidin' up along the skyway
Some must fly and some must speed
To satisfy the human need

Paper dresses-wear them once and throw
away
Plastic flowers-try to smell them anyway
No matter what the future brings
Nothin's like the real things

Sunday lovers-sneakin' in forsaken places
Under covers-so's to hide the guilty faces
Take my wife and take my pay
But don't take my Sunday lady from me.


Never Let Her Go

Everybody needs a someone
Waitin' to be there when things are
a-lookin' down
So if you feel a little lonely
Go out, find your one and only
Somewhere out there
Someone will care for you
and then...
Never Let Her Go
Never Let Her Go

You may wonder how you know love
When the moment comes that you've
been a-dreamin' of
Well true love takes a little longer
Your heart beats a little stronger
You'll know it's real
Inside you'll feel you're home at
last... then
Never Let Her Go
Never Let Her Go

So if you feel a little lonely
Go out, find your one and only
Open your heart
Give love a start and watch it
grow... and
Never Let Her Go
Never Let Her Go


I Will Wait For You

If I seem impatient... pardon me
Someone's in the way of....our destiny
And I don't know how long you'll be
Or if or when you'll be set free
If you can hold out I can too
I will wait for you

I will wait if it takes forever
As long as you want me to
In this life or the next one after
I will wait for you

Time is wasting... let's get eye to eye
Does he make you happy... can he satisfy
I dion't know how long he'll be
If or when you're gonna set him free
If you can hold out I can too
I will wait for you


I Use The Soap

I use the soap to wash the dirt off my face
I write with pencil so that I can erase
But what's to do when someone's taken my place with you, with you

I know to stop when the light turns to red
And when it rains I know to cover my head
But what's to do when I wished I were dead over you, over you, over you

Do do do do do etc.
Plannin' to write off tomorrow
Do do do do do etc
Hopin' to wash off the sorrow

I woke to find that my world was not there
It ceased to me when I found you did not care
And my ambition vanished into thin air along with you, with you

Now my emotions find it hard to let go
And as for me I'll find a new road to hoe
But maybe this time I will take it more slow than before, before
Than before


Sail Around The World

I would sail around the world
Look for gold and dive for pearl
But I know I will never get to go
I would like to win a prize, be in everybody's eyes
But it's true, I would probably not get to

My life has always been simple
No one ever knows when I come and go
And my dreams are ending at sunrise
And dreaming just don't make it so

So I've lived without regrets
Wouldn't change a thing and yet
Now and then, wish that I could start again


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