The Music in Me (I.P.)
Hello...Peggy Sue? Just called to say I love you. Running scared, I was and I’d keep on running, but for you. I apologise. I’m sorry, so sorry. They tried to tell us we’re too young; puppy love they called it. “That’s life,” they said; except, I can’t live if living is without you.
Oh, and...belated happy birthday, sweet sixteen...with those kisses sweeter than wine. To think, girl – you’ll be a woman soon. How I wish that we were older, then we wouldn’t have to wait so long. Wouldn’t it be nice? Wouldn’t it be loverly?
So...I moved downtown, but it’s a town without pity and I’ve got to get out of this place. Ask myself, is that all there is? Counting flowers on the wall, playing solitaire till dawn; even talk to the trees, sometimes...Keep it up, and they’ll be coming to take me away to the funny farm.
Tried casting my fate to the wind, but there’s always something there to remind me...The picture of you in blue velvet, down by the seaside; that clam-bake. I remember it well – could write a book and sometime I will write the story of my life. Memories of the way were we were. The first time ever I saw your face, my eyes adored you. Carried your books from school...
I’m only twenty four hours from Tulsa – one day away from your arms. I’d give everything I own to touch you in the morning; a house is not a home without you there. I’m not meant to live alone.
‘I am!’ I said. But no one heard...not even the chair.
Honey, I miss you, but I’m being good. I only have eyes for you, because I’ve got you under my skin. Big boys don’t cry, so we’re told, but it’s not unusual. This guy’s in love with you and breaking up, is so very hard to do. I was a big man yesterday, Big John, they called me; walked tall, once. I’ll never get over you. Gee, baby – every day, constantly, it’s raining in my heart, this achy-breaky heart of mine; might as well rain until September...
Those ‘miss-you’ nights, when all I have to do is dream, and I’m shaking all over; tossing and turning, going out of my head without you. Crazy ‘bout you, baby! A prisoner of love; you are the air that I breathe, my sunshine! You’re in my heart, you’re in my soul.
Please release me! Take these chains from my heart and set me free. How do you do what you do to me, devil woman? Must be that old black magic got me in its spell. When they begin the beguine I think of you night and day. Got the music in me, I suppose.
Come away with me. It’s easy as ABC. I’ll get a ticket to ride and we’ll spend nights in white satin at the Hotel California. They say it never rains in California...but believe me, it pours and at least I can do my crying in the rain. Say the word and I’ll be with you like a bat out of hell; walking back to happiness! There's a place for us, somewhere.
I heard it through the grapevine though, that Peggy Sue got married. Is it true? If so, tell me to go now, yet always remember I love you and you got a friend. Just call and I’ll come running. You made the earth move under my feet; this is your song, written up on the roof on a night of a thousand stars while my guitar gently wept. There was a blue moon that night and moonlight becomes you so. All these foolish things remind me of you.
It’s been two long years; do you still want me? Only tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree and your answer will be blowing in the wind. If not, I’ll walk on by. Even though one is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do.
One more thing, my lady of dreams, my funny valentine...those eyes of yours, are they blue...or green? As time goes by, this will always haunt me. Don’t keep me hanging on. Begging you; talk to me. Peggy Sue, in the name of love...pick up the phone.
Hello (Lionel Richie) Peggy Sue (Buddy Holly) Just Called to say I Love You(Stevie Wonder) Running Scared(Roy Orbison) Keep on Running(Spencer Davis) I Apologise(Billy Eckstine) I’m Sorry(Brenda Lee)
They Tried to Tell us we’re too Young(Nat King Cole) Puppy Love (Donny Osmond) That’s Life (Frank Sinatra) I Can’t Live if Living is Without You(Harry Nilsson)
Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen(Neil Sedaka) Kisses Sweeter than Wine(Jimmie Rodgers)
Girl You’ll be a Woman Soon(Neil Diamond)Wouldn’t it be Nice + lyrics
(Beach Boys)Wouldn’t it be Loverly(‘My Fair Lady’)
Downtown(Petula Clark) Town Without Pity(Gene Pitney) I’ve Got to get Out of this Place (The Animals)
Is That All There Is(Peggy Lee) Counting Flowers on the Wall(The Statler Brothers) Solitaire(Neil Sedaka) I Talk to the Trees(Clint Eastwood) They’re Coming to Take me away (Dr.Demento’s Delights,Warner Bros. 1975)
Cast Your Fate to the Wind(Sounds Orchestral) Always Something There to Remind Me(Sandie Shaw) Picture of You(Joe Brown) Blue Velvet(Bobby Vinton) Down by the Seaside(Led Zeppelin) Clam-Bake(Carousel)
I Remember it Well(Maurice Chevalier, Gigi) I Could Write a Book(Harry Connick) The Story of my Life
(Michael Holliday) Memories(Cats) The Way We Were(Barbra Streisand) The First Time Ever I saw your Face(Roberta Flack) My Eyes Adored You + lyrics(Frankie Valli)
Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa(Gene Pitney) Everything I Own(Bread) Touch Me in the Morning(Diana Ross) A House is not a Home(Burt Bacharach)
I am I said(Neil Diamond)
Honey I Miss You(Bobby Goldsboro) I Only have Eyes for You(Art Garfunkel) I’ve Got You under my Skin(Frank Sinatra) Big Boys Don’t Cry(Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons) It’s Not Unusual(Tom Jones)This Guy’s In Love With You(Burt Bacharach) Breaking up is (very) Hard to do(The Walker Brothers) I was a Big Man Yesterday(The Four Preps) Big John (Johny Cash) Walk Tall(Val Doonican) I’ll Never Get Over You (Johnny Kidd & The Pirates) Gee, Baby(Peter Shelley) Every Day(Buddy Holly) Constantly (Cliff Richard) Raining in my Heart(Buddy Holly) Achy-Breaky Heart(Billy Ray Cyrus) Might as well Rain until September (Carol King)
Miss You Nights(Cliff Richard) All I have to do is Dream (Everly Brothers) Shaking All Over(Johnny Kidd) Tossing and Turning(Ivy League) Going Out of my Head(Cilla Black)A Prisoner of Love(Perry Como) The Air that I Breathe(The Hollies) You’re in my Heart(Rod Stewart)
Please Release Me(Engelbert Humperdinck)Take these Chains from my Heart(Ray Charles) How Do You Do What You Do To Me(Gerry & The Pacemakers) Devil Woman (Cliff Richard) That Old Black Magic(Frank Sinatra) When they Begin the Beguine (Frank Sinatra) Night and Day (Ella Fitzgerald) Got the Music in Me
Come Away With Me(Norah Jones) Easy as ABC(Jackson Five) Ticket to Ride(Beatles) Nights in White Satin(Moody Blues) Hotel California(The Eagles) It Never Rains in California(Mamas & Papas) Crying in the Rain(Everly Brothers) Bat out of Hell(Meatloaf) Walking Back to Happiness(Helen Shapiro) There’s a Place for Us(West Side Story)
I heard it through the Grapevine(Marvin Gaye) Peggy Sue Got Married(Buddy Holly) Is It True(Eagles)
If(David Gates, Bread) Go Now(Moody Blues) Always Remember I Love You(Jack Greene) You Got a Friend (Carol King/James Taylor) You made the Earth Move(Carol King) Your Song(Elton John) Up on the Roof
(Kenny Lynch) Night of a Thousand Stars(Evita) My Guitar Gently Weeps(George Harrison) Blue Moon( The Marcels) Moonlight Becomes You(Johnny Mathis) These Foolish Things(Ella Fitzgerald)
Tie a Yellow Ribbon(Tony Orlando) Blowing in the Wind(Bob Dylan) Walk On By(Dionne Warwick)
One is the Loneliest Number(Three Dog Night)
Lady of Dreams(Kitaro) Funny Valentine(Frank Sinatra)
As Time Goes By(Dooley Wilson) Don’t keep me Hanging On(Sonny James) Begging You(Stone Roses)
Talk To Me(Stevie Nicks) In the Name of Love(U2) Pick Up the Phone(Ciara)