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You beat me to it, Shannon!

Hand in Hand by Dire Straits is good, too. Again, not a happy love song, but beautiful.

The sky is crying the streets are full of tears

Rain come down wash away my fears

And all this writing on the wall

Oh I can read between the lines

Rain come down forgive this dirty town

Rain come down and give this dirty town

A drink of water a drink of wine

If I been hard on you I never chose to be

I never wanted no one else

I tried my best to be somebody you'd be close to

Hand in hand like lovers are supposed to

As you'd sleep I'd think my heart would break in two

I'd kiss your cheek I'd stop myself from waking you

But in the dark you'd speak my name

You'd say baby what's wrong ?

Oh ? Here I am baby I'm coming back for more

I'm like a wave that's got to roll into the shore

Yes and if my loves in vain how come my love is so strong ?

If I been hard on you I never chose to be

I never wanted no one else

I tried my best to be somebody you'd be close to

Hand in hand like lovers are supposed to

Now you and me go parallel together and apart

And you keep your perfect distance and it's tearing at my heart

Did you never feel the distance

You never tried to cross no line

'CAUSE it's another dirty river and another dirty scar

And I don't know who's kissing you and I don't know where you are

So far from home don't you think of me sometime

If I been hard on you I never chose to be

I never wanted no one else

I tried my best to be somebody you'd be close to

Hand in hand like lovers are supposed to(2x)

Sky is crying see the streets are full of tears

Rain coming down to wash away my fears

And all this writing on the wall

Oh I can read between the lines

Love Aint For Keepin' by The Who is a nice little song too....

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What about "two out of three ain't bad" by MeatLoaf? Here's the Lyrics:

Baby we can talk all night

But that ain’t getting us nowhere

I told you everything I possibly can

There’s nothing left inside of here

And maybe you can cry all night

But that’ll never change the way that I feel

The snow is really piling up outside

I wish you wouldn’t make me leave here

I poured it on and I poured it out

I tried to show you just how much I care

I’m tired of words and I’m too hoarse to shout

But you’ve been cold to me so long

I’m crying icicles instead of tears

And all I can do is keep on telling you

I want you

I need you

But -- there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you

Now don’t be sad

’cause two out of three ain’t bad

Now don’t be sad

’cause two out of three ain’t bad

You’ll never find your gold on a sandy beach

You’ll never drill for oil on a city street

I know you’re looking for a ruby in a mountain of rocks

But there ain’t no coupe de ville hiding at the bottom of a cracker jack box

I can’t lie

I can’t tell you that I’m something I’m not

No matter how I try

I’ll never be able

To give you something

Something that I just haven’t got

There’s only one girl that I will ever love

And that was so many years ago

And though I know I’ll never get her out of my heart

She never loved me back

Ooh I know

I remember how she left me on a stormy night

She kissed me and got out of our bed

And though I pleaded and I begged her not to walk out that door

She packed her bags and turned right away

And she kept on telling me

She kept on telling me

She kept on telling me

I want you

I need you

But there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you

Now don’t be sad

’cause two out of three ain’t bad

I want you

I need you

But there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you

Now don’t be sad

’cause two out of three ain’t bad

Don’t be sad

’cause two out of three ain’t bad

Baby we can talk all night

But that ain’t getting us nowhere

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"Taxi" by Harry Chapin is a great story song:

It was raining hard in 'Frisco,

I needed one more fare to make my night.

A lady up ahead waved to flag me down,

She got in at the light.

"Oh, where you going to, my lady blue,

It's a shame you ruined your gown in the rain."

She just looked out the window, and said

"Sixteen Parkside Lane."

Something about her was familiar

I could swear I'd seen her face before,

But she said, "I'm sure you're mistaken"

And she didn't say anything more.

It took a while, but she looked in the mirror,

And she glanced at the license for my name.

A smile seemed to come to her slowly,

It was a sad smile, just the same.

And she said, "How are you Harry?"

I said, "How are you Sue?

Through the too many miles

and the too little smiles

I still remember you."

It was somewhere in a fairy tale,

I used to take her home in my car.

We learned about love in the back of the Dodge,

The lesson hadn't gone too far.

You see, she was gonna be an actress,

And I was gonna learn to fly.

She took off to find the footlights,

And I took off to find the sky.

Oh, I've got something inside me,

To drive a princess blind.

There's a wild man, wizard,

He's hiding in me, illuminating my mind.

Oh, I've got something inside me,

Not what my life's about,

Cause I've been letting my outside tide me,

Over 'till my time, runs out.

Baby's so high that she's skying,

Yes she's flying, afraid to fall.

I'll tell you why baby's crying,

Cause she's dying, aren't we all.

There was not much more for us to talk about,

Whatever we had once was gone.

So I turned my cab into the driveway,

Past the gate and the fine trimmed lawns.

And she said, "We must get together,"

But I knew it'd never be arranged.

And she handed me twenty dollars,

For a two fifty fare, she said

"Harry, keep the change."

Well, another man might have been angry,

And another man might have been hurt,

But another man never would have let her go...

I stashed the bill in my shirt.

And she walked away in silence,

It's strange, how you never know,

But we'd both gotten what we'd asked for,

Such a long, long time ago.

You see, she was gonna be an actress

And I was gonna learn to fly.

She took off to find the footlights,

And I took off for the sky.

And here, she's acting happy,

Inside her handsome home.

And me, I'm flying in my taxi,

Taking tips, and getting stoned,

I go flying so high, when I'm stoned.

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Hey Ump....when I first saw the subject of this thread the first song that popped into my mind was also by Harry Chapin. The song is titled "I Wanna Learn A Love Song". It is a story of a married woman who wants to learn a love song and slowly falls in love with the guy teaching her.

I Wanna Learn a Love Song

by Harry Chapin

I come fresh from the street,

fast on my feet, kind a lean and lazy;

not much meat on my bones, and a whole lot alone,

and more than a little bit crazy.

The old six string was all I had

to keep my belly still,

and for each full hour lesson I gave

I got a crisp ten dollar bill.

She was married for seven years

to a concrete castle king.

She said she wanted to learn to play the guitar

and to hear her children sing.

So I'd show up about once a week

in my faded tight-legged jeans

with a backlog full of hobo stories

and dilapidated dreams.

She said, "I wanna learn a love song full of happy things."

She said, "I wanna learn a love song; won't you let me hear you sing?"

She said, "I wanna learn a love song, I wanna hear you play."

She said, "I wanna learn a love song before you go away."

So I tried to teach her a couple of chords

and an easy melody;

but it always turned out she'd rather listen

to my guitar and me.

I could hear her old man laughing in the den,

playing stud poker with the boys

while I sang so soft in the living room,

to scared to make much noise.

I came one week and the den was dark

and she met me at the door.

And we sat on the couch and we sang and talked

till I could not sing no more.

The silence kept on building,

her eyes grew much too wide;

and I could her both of our heartbeats,

but there was no place to hide.

She said, "I wanna learn a love song full of happy things."

She said, "I wanna learn a love song; won't you let me hear you sing?"

She said, "I wanna learn a love song, I wanna hear you play."

She said, "I wanna learn a love song before you go away."

Well, I guess you know what happened,

God, I never been so clean.

Yes, I feel like I'm working in a Hollywood movie

or living out a good bad dream.

And all them pinup girls in that tinsel world

never touched me like she can;

it took another man's wife in the real world life

to make this boy a man.

She said, "I wanna learn a love song full of happy things."

She said, "I wanna learn a love song; won't you let me hear you sing?"

She said, "I wanna learn a love song, I wanna hear you play."

She said, "I wanna learn a love song before you go away."

I guess you know I stayed.

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if you like country music here is one by faith hill called beautiful. i love this song it is from her cry cd. here are lyrics:Faith Hill

Beautiful

(Aimee Mayo/Chris Lindsay/Shaye Smith)

I love the way you stand in my way

You won't move 'til you get a kiss

And how you tell me that my name

Tastes so sweet on your lips

I love the way you hold me with your eyes

Hold me so tight that I can't move

It's like everything I've ever known is a lie

And your the simple truth

Is it a dream or is it real

All I know is you make me feel so

Beautiful (Beautiful,Beautiful)

Beautiful (Beautiful,Beautiful)

Beautiful (Beautiful,Beautiful)

You make me feel so

Beautiful (Feel like I could fly)

Beautiful (Across the clear blue sky)

Beautiful (Baby I could cry)

You make me feel so

Beautiful

I love how soft you touch my skin

Like you're touching the wings of a butterfly

I wish we could just lock ourselves in a room

Where there was no such thing as time

I've never let anyone get this close

I've always been afraid

But you break down every wall and yet I feel so safe

Every part of who I am

Is so in love 'cause what I have is

Beautiful (Beautiful,Beautiful)

Beautiful (Beautiful,Beautiful)

Beautiful (Beautiful,Beautiful)

You make me feel so

Beautiful (Feel like I could fly)

Beautiful (Across the clear blue sky)

Beautiful (Baby I could cry)

You make me feel so

Beautiful

Beautiful (Beautiful,Beautiful)

Beautiful (Beautiful,Beautiful)

Beautiful (Beautiful,Beautiful)

You make me feel so

Beautiful (Feel like I could fly)

Beautiful (Across the clear blue sky)

Beautiful (Baby I could cry)

You make me feel so

Beautiful

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Layla by Derek & The Dominos:

What'll you do when you get lonely

And nobody's waiting by your side?

You've been running and hiding much too long.

You know it's just your foolish pride.

Layla, you've got me on my knees.

Layla, I'm begging, darling please.

Layla, darling won't you ease my worried mind.

I tried to give you consolation

When your old man had let you down.

Like a fool, I fell in love with you,

Turned my whole world upside down.

Layla, you've got me on my knees.

Layla, I'm begging, darling please.

Layla, darling won't you ease my worried mind.

Let's make the best of the situation

Before I finally go insane.

Please don't say we'll never find a way

And tell me all my love's in vain.

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Me And Bobby McGee ~ Janis Joplin

Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waiting for a train

And I's feeling near as faded as my jeans.

Bobby thumbed a diesel down just before it rained,

It rode us all the way to New Orleans.

I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna,

I was playing soft while Bobby sang the blues.

Windshield wipers slapping time, I was holding Bobby's hand in mine,

We sang every song that driver knew.

Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose,

Nothing don't mean nothing honey if it ain't free, now now.

And feeling good was easy, lord, when he sang the blues,

You know feeling good was good enough for me,

Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee.

From the Kentucky coal mines to the California sun,

Hey, Bobby shared the secrets of my soul.

Through all kinds of weather, through everything that we done,

Hey Bobby baby kept me from the cold.

One day up near Salinas, lord, I let him slip away,

He's looking for that home and I hope he finds it,

But I'd trade all of my tomorrows for one single yesterday

To be holding Bobby's body next to mine.

Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose,

Nothing, that's all that Bobby left me, yeah,

But feeling good was easy, lord, when he sang the blues,

Hey, feeling good was good enough for me, hmm hmm,

Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee.

La la la, la la la la, la la la, la la la la

La la la la la Bobby McGee.

La la la la la, la la la la la

La la la la la, Bobby McGee, la.

La la la, la la la la la la,

La la la la la la la la la, hey now Bobby now Bobby McGee yeah.

Na na na na na na na na, na na na na na na na na na na na

Hey now Bobby now, Bobby McGee, yeah.

Lord, I'm calling my lover, calling my man,

I said I'm calling my lover just the best I can,

C'mon, where is Bobby now, where is Bobby McGee, yeah,

Lordy lordy lordy lordy lordy lordy lordy lord

Hey, hey, hey, Bobby McGee, lord

Yeah whew

Lordy lordy lordy lordy lordy lordy lordy lord

Hey, hey, hey, Bobby McGee.

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Here's 3 , Bobby Mcgee ( have you ever met someone with this last name , or at least this spelling ?! )- all by Waylon Jennings :

Luckenbach , Texas :

There only two things in life that make it worth livin'

It's guitar tuned good and firm feelin' women

I don't neede my name in the marquis lights

I got my song and I git you with me tonight

Maybe it's time we got back to the basics of love

Chorus:

Let's go to Luckenbach Texas with Waylon and Willie and the boys

This successful life we're livin' has got us fueding

like Hatfield and McCoys

Between Hank Williams pain songs, Newberry's train songs

and blue eyes cryin' in the rain out in Luckenbach Texas

ain't nobody feelin' no pain

So baby let's sell your diamond ring

Buy some boots and faded jeans and go away

This coat and tie is choking me

In your high society you cry all day

We've been so busy keepin' up with the Jones'

Four car garage and we're still building on

Maby it's time we got back to the basics of love

Chorus:

Let's go to Luckenbach Texas with Waylon and Willie and the boys

This successful life we're livin' has got us fueding

like the Hatfield and McCoys

Between Hank Williams pain songs, and Newberry's train songs

and blue eyes cryin' in the rain out in Luckenbach Texas

ain't nobody feelin' no pain

Let's go to Luckenbach Texas with Waylon and Willie and the boys

This successful life we're livin' has got us fueding

like Hatfield and McCoys

Between Hank Williams pain songs, Newberry's train songs

and blue eyes cryin' in the rain out in Luckenbach Texas

ain't nobody feelin' no pain.

--------------------

Amanda :

I've held it all inward, God knows, I've tried,

But it's an awful awakening in a country boy's life,

To look in the mirror in total surprise.

At the hair on my shoulders and the age in my eyes.

Amanda, light of my life.

Fate should have made you a gentleman's wife.

Amanda, light of my life.

Fate should have made you a gentleman's wife.

It's a measure of people who don't understand,

The pleasures of life in a hillbilly band.

I got my first guitar when I was fourteen,

Well I finally made forty, and still wearing jeans.

Amanda, light of my life.

Fate should have made you a gentleman's wife.

Amanda, light of my life.

Fate should have made you a gentleman's wife.

-----------------

A Good -hearted Woman ;

A long time forgotten with dreams that just fell by the way

The good life he promised ain't what she's livin' today

But she never complains of the bad times

Or the bad things he's done, lord

She just talks about the good times they've had

And all the good times to come

She's a good hearted woman in love with a good timin' man

She loves him in spite of his wicked ways that she don't understand

Through teardrops & laughter they'll pass through this world hand in hand

A good hearted woman, lovin' a good timin' man

He likes the bright lights and night life and good time friends

And when the party's all over she'll welcome him back home again

Lord knows she don't understand him but she does the best that she can

A good hearted woman, lovin' a good timin' man

She's a good hearted woman in love with a good timin' man

She loves him in spite of his ways she don't understand

through teardrops & laughter they pass through this world hand in hand

A good hearted woman, lovin' a good timin' man

She's a good hearted woman in love with a good timin' man

She loves him in spite of his ways she don't understand

through teardrops & laughter they'll pass through this world hand in hand

A good hearted woman, lovin' a good timin' man.

( Don't ya just want to slip on your boots and hat and head out for the nearest honkey-tonk ? :) )

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