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I DREAM YOU LOVE ME TOO
I CAN'T STAY ALL NIGHT LONG
I HOPE THAT THEIR CONSPIRACIES ALL BACKFIRE
I JUST CAN'T WAIT
I REALLY CARE ABOUT YOU
I WANT TO BE FREE FROM ANXIETY
I'LL STILL BE THERE
I'VE LEFT IT TOO LATE
IF I DARED TO TELL A LIE
IN HONOUR OF YOU
IN MY HEART
IN SPITE OF PACTS
INCURABLE ROMANTICS
INDICATIONS OF INADEQUACY
INDIFFERENT OPINIONS
INFLUENCE
INNOCENCE AND INIQUITY
IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN DISASTROUS
IT'S GETTING LATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I DREAM YOU LOVE ME TOO


I can’t sleep at night because I think of you.
When I doze off, I dream, I dream you love me too.

Your face seems to invade my mind.
Perhaps we are the telepathic kind.
It seems to happen whenever you’re away.
It even happened to me today.

I’m always more creative it seems
Because you give my inspiration new themes.
I get the feeling that you’re my driving force.
On return, I’ve re-arrived at the source.

I’ve tried to analyse my thoughts
And hope to realise my needs
It’s best to refrain from retorts
Words can be more effective than deeds.

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Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand

 

 

 

 

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I CAN’T STAY ALL NIGHT LONG Song lyric 021

I think it’s time to get a move on,
Hoping that the last train hasn’t gone
So, hang on, hold me tight.
In the darkness, don’t take flight
Let me know if there’s something wrong
But I can’t stay, I can’t stay.
I can’t stay all night long.

I intend to tell you another time
My vision of the future is a stressful climb.
So, hang on until I leave,
In the darkness don’t you grieve.
Let me know if there’s something wrong.
I can’t stay, I can’t stay.
I can’t stay all night long.

The hour and the train have now arrived.
One more day our love has survived.
So, let go, say goodbye,
In the darkness don’t you cry.
Let me know if there’s something wrong.
I can’t stay all night long.
Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand
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( I HOPE THAT THEIR CONSPIRACIES ALL) BACKFIRE
Song lyric 158

Whoever tries to engineer
Hard times embarrassment and shame,
Will encounter a life of fear
And no insurances to claim.
It’s so hard to understand
The need to be so underhand.
It’s not easy to pretend
That it’s your world that you must defend.

I hope that their circuitries crosswire
And their conspiracies all backfire

Whenever you’re in the public eye,
You risk hostility and abuse,
Should you behave impeccably, they’ll try
Humiliation without any excuse.
You’ll feel badly victimised,
Those situations were compromised
No-one will ever comprehend
That it’s your world which you must defend

Whoever tries to interfere,
Damage or wantonly impede
Will meet an equaliser here.
An official who will intercede.
Counter attacks can reverse
This luck from hell but you must first
Turn the tables and the trend
Since it’s your world that you must defend
Copyright 1998 Arthur J.P. Strand
Song lyric 158

 

 

 

 

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I JUST CAN’T WAIT Song lyric 001

Why did you stay ? Why did you stay ?
Why did you stay on the platform so long While I waited for the train to take me away .
It felt such a wrench and it seemed so wrong..
I just can’t wait, I just can’t stay away.
I just can’t wait, I just can’t wait another day.

How can I wait ? How can I wait ?
How can I – I enjoy my spare time in sorrow ?
If I travelled overnight, I won’t hesitate,
I’ll return on time tomorrow.
I just can’t wait, I just can’t stay away.
I just can’t wait, I just can’t wait another day.

Thanks all the same for watching me go.
You’re so loyal and reliable.
Thanks once again for letting me know
All your options are still viable.

I just can’t wait, I just can’t stay away.
I just can’t wait, I just can’t wait another day……

Copyright 1964
Arthur J.P. Strand. Song lyric 001

 

 

 

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I REALLY CARE ABOUT YOU Song lyric 005

It only goes to show what people think they know
But they’re so wrong . They don’t have a clue.
They think that I’ve lost out. It isn’t true, no doubt
My love’s too strong…I really care about you.

Next week they’ll stop and stare at the solitaire
Engagement ring I’ve bought for you’
They won’t believe their eyes. It will be a surprise.
What a surprise to spring. See, I really care about you.

When I take you out tomorrow night
Your friends will begin to see the light
And notice just how much time we share’
Seeing us together, they’ll be convinced I care.

Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand
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( I WANT TO BE FREE ) FROM ANXIETY Song lyric 120

I want to be free from anxiety.
I want to break off from society.
Those who can’t cope with its demands
Refuse to obey all further commands.

You take the wind out of my sails.
You take your time even if it fails.
Others devote their days to pleasure,
I get little time in life for leisure.

I want to be free from anxiety

Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand
Song lyric 120

 

 

 

 

 

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I’LL STILL BE THERE. Song lyric 019

I’ll still be there.
I’ll still be there
Long after you depart

Tempus fugit.
Ad infinitum..
Terra firma.
Pax vobiscum

I’ll still be there.
I’ll still be there
Long after you depart.
Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand

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I’VE LEFT IT TOO LATE Song lyric 014

I caught a glimpse of you last night.
The light shone – I recognised your face.
You were hanging around with him.
Watch your reputation doesn’t become a disgrace.

You both held hands then he kissed you goodnight,
Under an oak tree, in the twilight.
Clouds enshrouded the moon as you walked in your gate.
Now you have gone and I’ve left it too late.

Why should you share your love with two men?
It’s not the first time you’ve been unfaithful and when
You’ve broken my heart and made me second rate,
You have transferred and I’ve left it too late.

This is no time to recall you and your charm.
The warning bells of trouble sound the alarm.
You’ve decided to leave me alone to my fate’
Yes, you have gone and I’ve left it too late.
Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand
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IF I DARED TO TELL A LIE Song lyric 006

If I refused to answer your question,
Dumb insolence and a faraway expression
Would follow in stony silence descending.
If I now choose to attempt to reply,
Would deceitful words make you break down and cry
Should you find out, it’s fictitious pretending,,,

If I dared to tell a lie.

If I felt inclined to just simply agree,
Quick surrender at a tolerable degree
Would succeed in making us hesitate.
If I then declined to obey your command,
Would mean I’ve ignored an impossible demand
Should I make a stand and choose to retaliate.

If I dared to tell a lie…
Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand
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IN HONOUR OF YOU Song lyric 039

Tonight Ah Tonight Ah……..Ah
Tonight Ah Tonight

I can understand you at a glance,
Anticipate your moves in advance.
You couldn’t try to persuade me any more.
Imagine yourself opening the door.

Everybody mentions that you’re sincere.
I’m not disappointed with the atmosphere.
You couldn’t try to disturb me like before’
Imagine me here waiting at the door.

I find it difficult having to wait
For tonight when we celebrate.
I’ll be content when you’re satisfied,
Hoping my love’s not to be denied.
Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand
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IN MY HEART Song lyric 109

Lost for words since the day you left,
I’ve been worried about your emotional state
But I wouldn’t know what to say except
Forget-me –not, take care and accept your fate.

I regret making such a dismal start,
Yet I’ve a memorial to you in my heart.

Stuck for ideas with my niche in life,
I’m still seeking some exceptional role
But it’s been denied until I find a wife,
Deprived again of my one original goal.
Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand

Song lyric 109

 

 

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IN SPITE OF PACTS Song lyric 085

The signs are visible, spiritual corrosion.
Decadence prevails and social implosion.
Spectators see the mainframes crumble
Later on, the infrastructures tumble.

Truces, treaties alter historic facts.
Including disappointment.
In spite of pacts.
Including disappointment
In spite of pacts.

Since fear made them refugees from tranquillity,
Timid orphans made fugitives from iniquity
Compulsive liars should never be trusted.
Such atrocities left us all disgusted.

Copyright 1992 Arthur J.P. Strand
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INCURABLE ROMANTICS Song lyric 048

Frozen cold in every bone
And my heart has turned to stone,
I know that love would disappear
And I won’t find replacements here.

As incurable romantics we’re hopeless cases.
Notice disappointment remains on our faces.

Broken bold, such a golden rule
To prevent me from feeling like a fool
I understand that she was bored
Until my trust has been restored.

She would never accept my advice
With no time for thinking twice.
I accept just what is in her tiny mind
But I see her point ,why waste time?
Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand
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INDICATIONS OF INADEQUACY Song lyric 144

Oblivious to poverty and squalor,
Oblivious to mark and franc and dollar,
Oblivious to gracious life and splendour,
The chances of improvement are so slender.

Impervious to reality and reason,
Impervious to climate and season,
Impervious to abstract emotion,
The challenge we accept is our own devotion.

Inadequate in any social scene,
Inadequate in woodland green,
Inadequate in an industrial place,
Indications of inadequacy are hard to face.
Copyright 1992 Arthur J.P. Strand
Song lyric 144

 

 

 

INDIFFERENT OPINIONS Song lyric 125

Informal discussions in private
Or attending a public debate,
Civilised conversation becomes
Raging argument when found out too late.

One makes an inflammatory statement.
His opposite number doubts the amount
And the other boring dullards say
Indifferent opinions don’t count.

Executive inveiglement fast forward,
Creates elevation in a boardroom
Misappropriation can be rectified
Before others discover the gloom.

Some stand for the cause,
Some stand against the proposition
Those who sit on the fence
Provide no opposition.

Copyright 1992 Arthur J.P. Strand
Song lyric 125

 

 

 

 

 

INFLUENCE Song lyric 063

Influence of powerful friends of influence
Friends in high places, friends of influence.
In the right place at the right time, such precision
May make the difference and sway each decision.

Vigilance sustaining our vigilance,
Our initiative and our negligence,
We strike while the iron’s hot, when expedient,
Following the recipe, checking each ingredient.

Time to assert ourselves and emphasise
That bribery and corruption, blackmail and lies
Cannot always control finances,
Wielding power over municipal spies.
Copyright 1973 Arthur J.P. Strand
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INNOCENCE AND INIQUITY Song lyric 145

Attempts to conjure up the incomprehensible
By mediators, arbitrators, all very sensible
Failed owing to conflicting opinions.
Clashes of personalities between minions,
Battling for supremacy should they decide
Where innocence and iniquity coincide.

Innocence and iniquity.
Innocence and iniquity.

Corrupted adolescents become delinquents
And are indoctrinated by silver-tongued eloquence
Of masters who determine their careers
In the social pecking-order of civil engineers
Battling for supremacy, should they decide
Where innocence and iniquity co-incide.

Copyright 1992 Arthur J.P. Strand
Song lyric 145

 

 

 

 

 

IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN DISASTROUS Song lyric 107

Remind myself of the moment when you appeared
And established yourself as quickly as you dared.
All the horror in night mares that I’ve feared
Were averted and eventually we were spared.

It might have been disastrous,
If we had stayed together.
It might have been disastrous
But we split up in stormy weather.

Adventurous journeys, so often, I’ve endured.
Perilous encounters with the worst dangers on earth.
All injuries and ailments your medicine has cured.
Your power of healing souls has proved its worth.

Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand

Song lyric 107

 

 

 

 

 

IT’S GETTING LATE Song lyric 016

Time to get a move on, it’s getting late.
You know this is the second time that I’ve had to wait.
Your family and friends will be worried and concerned
But I can’t bear to go on home alone, I’ve learned.
It’s getting late.
It’s getting late.

Everyone present, you know it’s getting late.
We’ll bid you all farewell until we next congregate’
We have all enjoyed ourselves; it’s been a success.
The party’s over and we’re all exhausted I guess.
It’s getting late.
It’s getting late.
Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand.
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