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You Let Me Down
Why did I believe – What you were saying – You think that I’d know better at this age
I should have known – That you were lying – Not much I can do at this stage
(Chorus) Oh you let me down – Yes you let me down Yes you let me down and me, I’m just a clown
I can only try – Pick up the pieces – What remains of the plans that I made – I still see your face – And it seems to haunt me – I hope someday this memory will fade
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Maybe I’m a fool – And you were just foolin’ – People were talking all around town
I just couldn’t hear – Or just didn’t want to – Knowing that you were going to let me down
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Daredevil Days
My daredevil days are behind me – I look back and I smile – At all of the crazy things that I did – Growing up just being a kid
I’m lucky to be alive – Hey I’m lucky to be alive – Daredevil days
Those dangerous days reached a zenith – then a swan dive to my death – There were so many close calls – A couple of trips and a couple of falls
I’m lucky to be alive – Hey I’m lucky to be alive – Daredevil days
You can’t kill me – I’m not ready to go – No you can’t kill me – There’s still some things I don’t know – So I’m going to stick around for a while & that’s pretty brave

Those months of dependence were a trainwreck – cocaine on my brain – Family & friends were all quite amazed – That I survived my abusive phase
I’m lucky to be alive – Hey I’m lucky to be alive – Daredevil days
My daredevil days are behind me – I look back and I smile – At all of the crazy things that I did – Growing up just being a kid
I’m lucky to be alive – Hey I’m lucky to be alive
Daredevil days – Daredevil days – Daredevil days – I’m lucky to be alive – Daredevil days – Daredevil days

Life @ 55
Life at Fifty Five – Is a puzzling question mark – Look at me – all grown up – Still afraid of the dark
Many of you listening – Might know what I mean – Chronologically we are old – but we still feel seventeen
(Chorus) Fifty Five down the road – Fifty Five – I’m getting old – Fifty Five the speed I drive – Fifty Five I’m alive
Life at Fifty Five – Is a perplexing mystery – Lines on my face – Where a child used to be
I look at the pictures – of the person I had been – My limbs are more brittle every day & the bark is wearing thin
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Life at Fifty Five – Not what I thought it’d be – I was sure I’d be a millionaire or famous to some degree
Here I am a person who values love and trust and bliss – So here’s to us and another year – Sealed with a kiss
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Planning For The Future
I was so busy planning for the future the moment just slipped away – I was so worried about tomorrow I forgot all about today
Yesterday is history tomorrow’s just a mystery – There’s a chance will never see another rising Sun
Ooo-ooo-ooo – you gotta have some fun – Ooo-ooo-ooo        you gotta have some fun
I was so busy counting all my money I never spent a single cent – I had a misconception of what making a living meant
Work six days rest for one doesn’t leave much time for fun – Constantly on the run going nowhere fast
Ooo-ooo-ooo – you gotta make your evenings last – Ooo-ooo-ooo – you gotta make your weekends last

(Chorus) I’m so busy planning for the future – I’m so busy planning for the future
I’m so busy planning for the future I’ll be ready if there is one to be ready for

I was so concerned about my golden years I forgot I was still alive – Run for the shadows through my daily grind trying to survive
I am just a human being trying hard to make a scene – I understand what they mean when they say life is short
Ooo-ooo-ooo – is this life we live just a sport? Ooo-ooo-ooo – is this life we live just a sport?
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What’s Not To Like (About That)?
What’s not to like about a summer (‘s) night – Stars are in my eyes & the moon is shining bright
Driving around with my windows down – Warm wind’s blowing & we’re going to town
Music is playing that summer sound – What’s not to like about that?  Tell Me!!  What’s not to like – about that?
What’s not to like about a summer (‘s) day – The water’s so warm it’ll wash my troubles away
I’ll jump in the ocean and swim to you – Then you know what we will do
We’ll go dancing when the sun goes down – What’s not to like about that?  Tell Me!!  What’s not to like – about that?

(Chorus) What’s not to like about that?  What’s not to like about that? What’s not to like about that?
What’s not to like about that?  What’s not to like about that? What’s not to like about that? What’s not to like – about that?

What’s not to like about a summer (‘s) afternoon – I get off at five o’clock and I will see you soon
You just tell me where and when and we will be together again
Working gives us some money to spend – What’s not to like about that?  Tell Me!!  What’s not to like – about that?
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Baby True
When I walk out of our world tonight – I’m gonna turn it upside down – Take our love, hold on to it tight – But I won’t turn around
You say you don’t know I’m your baby – after so many years – Somebody’s spreadin’ a rumor – I know it’s burnin’ your ears – You got to believe me – and have a little faith in me too – Don’t go believin’ those stories – cause I’m your baby true
(Chorus) You know I love you – I love only you – You know I need you – I’m, your baby true
Said I was seen in a café – with another man – I was only being friendly – romance was not in the plan – Say you’re not sure you can trust me – what can I do – To prove to you on my honor – I’m your baby true
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It’s a true or false question – not a multiple choice – It’s a yes or no answer – let me hear your voice – Say I believe you
It’s a true or false question – not a multiple choice – It’s a yes or no answer – let me hear your voice – Say I love you – Say I love
When I walk out of our world tonight – I’m gonna turn it upside down – Take our love, hold on to it tight – But I won’t turn around

The Likes Of Me
(Chorus) I really like the things I like – I don’t get tired of the things I like – We’ve been together for quite a while & I’m not tired of you

Blonde brownies & almond milk – A hard fought victory – Live music & sunshine – These are the likes of me – Swimming in saltwater – Making love by the sea – Playing music with my best friend – These are the likes of me
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Popcorn & Anchor Steam – Old movies on TV – Reading books at the beach – These are the likes of me – Exploring the world in my flipflops – Staying close to the family -Cooking & gardening at our home – These are the likes of me
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These are the likes of me – These are the likes of me – If you can do what you like it will always set you free
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Why’d Ya Hafta?
Having dinner with some old friends – We were out on the town – Laughing & having a good time – You were acting like a clown
t’s been a long long time – Since I’d seen you this carefree – In the middle of the second course you turned the tables on me
(Chorus) – Why’d ya hafta bring me down like that? – Why’d ya hafta bring me down like that? – We were having such a good time – I was feeling phat – Why’d ya hafta bring me down like that?
I empathize with your pain – You know I really do – I’m always there to help you cope with whatever it is you’re going through
I understand sometimes you’re bitter – None of this is fair – There’s no justice in this world and no one seems to care
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(Flash) Jo Jo I know you care – (Jo) so don’t bring you me down
(Flash) And I know you’re always there – (Jo) so please don’t bring me down
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The Money I Should Be Making
Thinking ‘bout the money I should be making – could be making – would be making
Thinking ‘bout the money I should be making – If things‘d go according to the plan
Doesn’t seem to matter if I made a check list – used a check list – had a check list
Doesn’t seem to matter if I made a check list – Mistakes are bound to happen ‘cause they can
(Chorus) If I don’t ever get ahead – I’ve got no one else to blame – The odds are against my success – success is the name of the game

Thinking ‘bout the troubles I’m getting into – stepping into – falling into –Thinking ‘bout the troubles I’m getting into – My chances are slipping through my hands – Some dang reason I’m going backwards – turning backwards, looking backwards -Some damn reason I’m going backwards – Will the setbacks ever end?
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Thinking ‘bout the money I should be making – could be making – would be making
Thinking ‘bout the money I should be making – If things had gone according to the plan
Thinking ’bout the money….

My Reward
As I sit – underneath – the sprawling branches of this live oak tree – Sometimes I wonder – what’s in it for me
I work hard & I’m honest – And I always try and do my best
(Chorus) -I can’t but help wonder – when I’ll get my reward – I can’t but help wonder – woo-ooo-oooZ
I can’t but wonder when I’ll get my reward – Don’t need a pot of gold – Make a mark before I’m too old
I don’t require – a big mansion – sittin’ on top of some hill – No burning desire – to drive a Coupe Deville
I don’t need –  money in the bank – all I need is –  your company
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I can hear rain – rain outside – We are lucky to be here – high & dry – Music in our heads and our hearts – You touch me – I touch you – Makes me feel so good I wanna cry – Doo n doo doo doo
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