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Brush up your Shakespeare.
Start quoting him now.
Brush up your Shakespeare.
And the women you will wow.
With the wife of the British ambessida.
Try a crack out of "Troilus and Cressida."
If she says she won't buy it or tike it.
Make her tike it, what's more, "As You Like It."
If she says your behavior is heinous.
Kick her right in the "Coriolanus!"
Brush up your Shakespeare.
And they'll all kowtow.

Brush up your Shakespeare.
Start quoting him now.
Brush up your Shakespeare.
And the women you will wow.
If you can't be a ham and do "Hamlet".
They will not give a damn or a damnlet.
Just recite an occasional sonnet.
And your lap'll have "Honey" upon it.
When your baby is pleading for pleasure.
Let her sample your "Measure For Measure!"
Brush up your Shakespeare.
And they'll all kowtow.

Brush up your Shakespeare.
Start quoting him now.
Brush up your Shakespeare.
And the women you will wow.
Better mention "The Merchant Of Venice".
When her sweet pound o' flesh you would menace.
If her virtue, at first, she defends---well.
Just remind her that "All's Well That Ends Well"!
And if still she won't give you a bonus.
You know what Venus got from Adonis!
Brush up your Shakespeare.
And they'll all kowtow.

Brush up your Shakespeare.
Start quoting him now.
Brush up your Shakespeare.
And the women you will wow.
If your goil is a Washington Heights dream.
Treat the kid to "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
If she then wants an all-by-herself night.
Let her rest ev'ry 'leventh or "Twelfth Night."
If because of your heat she gets huffy.
Simply play on and "Lay on, Macduffy!"
Brush up your Shakespeare.
And they'll all kowtow.

Brush up your Shakespeare.
Start quoting him now.


From KISS ME KATE (1948)
_________________________Cole Porter

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You could talk like a fool-I'd listen
You could talk like a sage
Anyway the best of my mind
All goes down on the strings and the page
That mind picks up all these pictures
It still gets my feet up to dance
Even though it's covered with keloids
From the "slings and arrows of outrageous romance"
I stole that from Willy the Shake!
You know--"Neither a borrower nor a lender be"
Romeo, Romeo talk to me!

Talk to Me~Joni Mitchell

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Fashion! Turn to the left
Fashion! Right
Fashion!
We are the goon squad and we're coming to town
Beep-beep
Beep-beep

Listen to me - don't listen to me
Talk to me - don't talk to me
Dance with me - don't dance with me, no
Beep-beep
Beep-beep

from Fashion by David Bowie

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No offence, Maverick, I mean, I like David Bowie and all, but let's face it...that damn beep-beep song didn't have any meaning at all!

Now here's a song with import!

[Very slowly]
Beep beep beep beep
His horn went beep beep beep
While riding in my Cadillac
What to my surprise
A little Nash Rambler was following me
About one third my size
The guy musta wanted to pass me up
As he kept on tooting his horn
I'll show him that a Cadillac is not a car to scorn
Beep beep beep beep
His horn went beep beep beep


[Slowly]
I pushed my foot down to the floor
To give the guy the shake
But the little Nash Rambler stayed right behind
He still had on his brake
He musta thought his car had more guts
As he kept on tooting his horn (beep beep)
I'll show him that a Cadillac is not a car to scorn
Beep beep beep beep
His horn went beep beep beep


[Normal speed]
My car went into passing gear
And we took off with gust (whoosh)
Soon we were going ninety
Musta left him in the dust
When I peeked in the mirror of my car
I couldn't believe my eyes
The little Nash Rambler was right behind
You'd think that guy could fly
Beep beep beep beep
His horn went beep beep beep

[Quickly]
Now we were doing a hundred and ten
This certainly was a race
For a Rambler to pass a Caddy
Would be a big disgrace
The guy musta wanted to pass me up
As he kept on tooting his horn (beep beep)
I'll show him that a Cadillac is not a car to scorn
Beep beep beep beep
His horn went beep beep beep


[Very quickly]
Now we're going a hundred twenty
As fast as I can go
The Rambler pulled along side of me
As if we were going slow
The fella rolled down his window
And yelled for me to hear
"Hey buddy how do I get this car outa second gear?"

Beep-Beep
________________ The Autotones


Notice how the lyrics speed up when the cars go faster?
Now, that's Art! Of course, it helps if you know what a "Nash Rambler" is. But if you don't...well, that's life.

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While we float on this mortal sea
We wear our colours so heroically
We're only living on GMT
Everyone else is just a refugee
Ah I wake up, I'll take up
It's about time for a shake up
When pride is blind you know
We're only stuck in second gear
So wrap up, never give up
It's about time to deliver
Without the man who drives you ... (?)
You know I'm staying in

We're on an island in the sea
We're on and island we never leave
We're on an island in the sea
We're on and island we never leave

On An Island~The Ordinary Boys

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Refugee

We got somethin', we both know it,
We don't talk too much about it.
Ain't no real big secret all the same,
somehow, we get around it.

It don't really matter to me, baby,
You believe what you want to believe,
You don't have to live like a refugee.
(Don't have to live like a refugee)

Somewhere, somehow,
Somebody must have kicked you around some.
Tell me why you wanna lay there and revel in your abandon.

It don't make no difference to me, baby,
Everybody's had to fight to be free,
You see you don't have to live like a refugee.
(Don't have to live like a refugee)

Baby, we ain't the first.
I'm sure a lot of other lovers been burned.
Right now this seems real to you,
But it's one of those things you gotta feel to be true.

Somewhere, somehow,
Somebody must have kicked you around some.
Who knows? Maybe you were kidnapped,
Tied up, taken away, and held for ransom.

It don't really matter to me, baby,
Everybody's had to fight to be free,
You see you don't have to live like a refugee.

-- Tom Petty


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And it donít matter to me
If you take up with someone
Whoís better than me
ícause your happiness is all I want
For you to find peace your piece of mind...


from Bread's It Don't Matter to Me

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Peace Of Mind

Now, if you're feeling kinda low 'bout the dues you've been paying;
Futures coming much too slow,
And you wanna run but somehow you just keep on staying,
Can't decide on which way to go.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Chorus :-
I understand about indecision,
But I don't care if I get behind.
People living in competition;
All I want is to have my peace of mind.
Yeah.
O-o-oh.

Now you're climbing to the top of the company ladder,
Hope it doesn't take to long.
Can't you see there'll come a day when it won't matter,
Come a day when you'll be gone.

Chorus

Take a look ahead.
Take a look ahead.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Now everybody's got advice they just keep on giving.
Doesn't mean too much to me.
Lots of people have to make-believe they're living,
Can't decide who they should be.

Chorus

Take a look ahead.
Take a look ahead.
Look ahead.

-- Boston


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Mott the hoople and the game of life. yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Andy kaufman in the wrestling match. yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Monopoly, twenty one, checkers, and chess. yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Mister fred blassie in a breakfast mess. yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Letís play twister, letís play risk. yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
See you heaven if you make the list. yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.


from REM's Man on the Moon

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...slowly I turned. Step by step. And then...

Been so long
It's been a mighty long time
Since by baby left this town
I don't have nowhere to go
And I don't even have a dime.

Been so long
The carpet has faded on the flo'
Been so long
My light don't burn bright no mo'
I jes sit here wonderin'
Where in the world did...my baby go.

Been so long
My just can't sleep at night
When I go to eat my breakfast in the mornin'
My teeth and tongue, begin to fight.

Ooooooh! Oooh! Ooh! My Baby left town.
(She had to left town.)


Mighty Long Time
____________________Sonny Boy Williamson


As sang and played for me by Mister Williamson as we rode around Birmingham in the backseat of an old '48 Dodge looking for a liquor store a mighty mighty long time ago.
Thanks Maverick, for giving me the occasion to relive the memory.

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