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OBSESSED WITH YOU
OF OPRESSION
OFF THE RAILS
ON STAND-BY
ONE IN A MILLION, HARD LIFE
OPTICAL ILLUSION
OVERCAUTIOUS AT CLOSE QUARTERS

 

 

 

 

 

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OBSESSED WITH YOU Song lyric 030

I must make this confession
That you’re my latest obsession,
Absorbing the charms that you exude.
This means you’re more than an interlude.

I hope that you understand.
Come closer and hold my hand.
Believe me, you’re a gem, it’s true.
I’ve become obsessed with you.

You seem so mysterious,
Making life feel serious,
With your feminine slim= line waist
And your modern expensive taste
Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand

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OF OPRESSION Song lyric 180

I sincerely thank you all for
Helping me get through a crisis
And I really do appreciate
Those who made sacrifices
I would like you to know
That life is improving these days
All the grief that I’ve tolerated
Has diminished during this last phase.

I want you to understand that
You’ve rescued me from the ‘’ salt-mines ‘’.
Every song and dance routine
Were passed down the grapevines.
The future‘s so unclear now
We’re balancing high on a tightrope.
Decades of misery for generations
Mean that I need to learn how to cope.
Copyright 1992 Arthur J.P. Strand

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OFF THE RAILS Song lyric 026

I had been her only friend.
We separated in the end.
She followed different trails
When she strayed off the rails.

I could never forget her name.
It’s chiselled deep inside me with shame.
She’s left my world in disarray
Since the day she went astray

If she wanted appreciation
Whilst she attended to our needs,
She should have stayed on course
The straight and narrow always succeeds.

Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand
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ON STAND-BY. Song lyric 038

Passers-by keep making disparaging remarks.
They always notice disputes like flying sparks.
As long as no-one interferes,
I’ll disregard the sniggers and jeers.

Stand by for love patrol

I’ve tried so hard to avoid the common herd,
To steer paste very unpleasant word.
There’s not a grain of truth in what they mention
Just fabrications and inventions.

Stand by for love patrol

Don’t take action until time and needs demand,
Just wait for me to give you the command.
Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand
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ONE IN A MILLION, HARD LIFE Song lyric 084

Loving me girl means a hard time.
Living with you can be twice as tough.
I’m rough outside but that’s no crime.
You can go without, if you’ve had enough.

Seeing you once, present was past.
Leaving you now, there’s no time at all.
The pace of life is twice as fast.
Without stamina, the weak go to the wall.

One in a million chances may succeed.
Catch the waves before they recede.

Hearing you ask for needs I provide.
Hearing you sob, makes me lose my nerve.
We’re busy enough and have to decide
How much of anything do we deserve.

Ambitions cannot always be fulfilled.
Nothing else can be achieved.
No matter how accomplished and skilled,
We will always be the aggrieved.

Copyright 1992 Arthur J.P. Strand
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OPTICAL ILLUSION Song lyric 142

Spot the spiral pattern from odd angles.
Ever-increasing concentric circles that whirl
And diamond chequered rectangles
Disappear inside out as the corners curl.

From parapets splays the shoulder that she cries on
Because of vertigo and panorama losing
Its perspective on the horizon
Bewildering, beware, beauty is confusing.

In our natural habitat
We blend in without delusion
Introducing these kaleidoscopes
Creates an optical illusion

From minarets casting shadows over castle walls
To a mirage, in a distant desert, of a palm-fringed oasis,
We consider these images as virtual reality recalls,
Imprinted indelibly in memory banks on a cyberspace basis.

Copyright 1992 Arthur J.P. Strand
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OVERCAUTIOUS AT CLOSE QUARTERS Song lyric 131

People take everything for granted,
Like corporate security.
Time will eventually take its toll.
Contempt is bred from familiarity

Then there are the mediators
Pouring oil on troubled waters.
When everyone lives on a knife-edge
All are overcautious at close quarters.

When old rogues try to impose their will
On reluctant volunteers,
These unwitting participants react
By leaving the scene or bursting into tears.
Copyright 1992 Arthur J.P. Strand
Song lyric 131

 

 

 

 

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