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Rock and Roll Part 3

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ROCK AND ROLL PART 3 (2000)
Domino Effect | Apple Trees | Shootingstars | Natalie Portman | The Ups And Downs | If I Only Had A Heart | Baseball | Rocks | Battlescars | In Search Of 1988 | Last Dance

1. Domino Effect
chances last a finite time
in the warm july nighttime
every care that keeps you from your feet is a care that carries your defeat
you better let 'er rip tonight
with a pocket full of kryptonite
every care that keeps you in your seat is a care that carries your defeat
sing that song you sang long ago
a heartbeat so sure and slow
hold me and don't let go
the fourteenth domino
twenty thousand points of light
sun by day disco ball by night
every care that keeps you from the beat is a care that carries your defeat
sing that song that i used to know
the fourteenth black domino
hold me like long ago
a heartbeat sure and slow
chances last a finite time
in the warm july nighttime
every care that keeps you from your feet is a care that carries your defeat
chances last a finite time and you're running out of time

2. Apple Trees
deep inside my eye, there is part of you
you still look the same, though you're upside down
so much time has passed since i saw you last
an apple pie, the number pi
i studied you in math class
i did all my work but never got your digits
take a number like 5, times 10, times 10 again
500 miles of apple orchards to defend
deep inside my core, there is part of you
you still look the same, though you're grown up now
why are you still in my eye?
will your memory ever die?
an apple tree, a family tree
we'll plant ours together
the roots will hold forever and forever
what can i say? i won't delay, i'm leaving today
500 miles of apple orchards in my way
a mackintosh, a macintosh
you messaged me all winter
i'd write replies and still feel like a loser
pack an apple to eat, go hit the street, get on your feet
500 miles of apple orchards 'til we meet
i'm taking a stand
with apple in hand
i pull up my sleeve
it's time that i make like an apple tree and leave

3. Shootingstars
i finally feel at ease
i'm on an eastern breeze
it blows me into shore
come back to kiss my dear
come back to face my fears
it can't be worse than war
unless you say you gave your heart away (gave your heart away)
unless you say i shouldn't have returned (shouldn't have returned)
and in that case... i'll go
every night i see a shooting star
and wonder if it's landing where you are
if you can see it then you can't be far
and if that's the way you do it
that's the way you find your love
now the air is cold and thin
i'm on my second wind
it blows me to your door
lean into the bell and press
you're in a brand new dress
i've never seen before
and then you say you gave your heart away (gave you heart away)
and then you say i shouldn't have returned (shouldn't have returned)
so i turn my face... and go
every time i take a look around
i find myself looking out
on a place that looks a lot more round
i find myself feeling down
every night i see a shooting star
and wonder if it's landing where you are
if you can see it then you can't be far
and if that's the way you do it
then that's the way you find your love

4. Natalie Portman
i'm telling you a story now
of something that's wrong
this has been developing
since nineteen eighty-one
maybe she's alone
maybe she's alone
what can i do?
what can i do?
there's nothing
there's nothing
there's nothing i can do
if i'm a proper jewish boy
will her family love me?
can't stand to see her on the stage
and know she's not thinking of me
maybe she'll be hearing this
but probably she won't (probably she won't)
possibly she has desires
but probably she don't (probably she don't)
there's nothing i can do

5. The Ups and Downs

i've been cheating on you ever since we broke up
i've been dreaming about you ever since i woke up
and my hearing's disappearing ever since you spoke up
i'll devise a plot
to break your heart
plan a revenge that i'll never carry out
what's wrong with you?
tell me now, what should i do?
don't let me down
i couldn't take much more of your love
don't call me up
i'm so fed up with being down
i asked you to the show but i knew you wouldn't show up
you came to my birthday party just to tell me i should grow up
and i see another girl and i think i'm gonna throw up
so i'll devise a plan
to nuke your man
an evil scheme to come back and take command
i'll win your hand
we'll hijack a plane and we're never going to land
don't let me down
i couldn't take much more of your love
don't call me up
i'm so fed up with being down

6. If I Only Had a Heart
i'd give my heart
if you'd give your attention
but when i look
there's just an open trench (and baby)
i can't stand to see you, girl
showing off your silver party dress
no, you can't come over now
the house ain't neat
my room's a mess
i'd give my heart
to just be in contention
but i sold it off
at the baseball card convention
i can't stand to see you, girl
rubbing motor oil on all your joints
no, i ain't no straight A wiz
but i could learn
that's not the point (i'll plot my points)
i'd give my heart
if i had one for giving
i'd give my heart
your lips could keep me living
i'd give my heart (i'd give my heart)
and always be forgiving
i'd give my heart (i'd give my heart)
if i had one for giving

7. Baseball:
when i feel the morning grass i let down my guard
because love comes from the dirt in my own backyard
everytime i think i've finished being young
i catch myself having fun
but the moment passes as the sun moves on
so i turn myself back to you
on a diamond in the rough i spent my better years
i still see her in the crowd with diamonds in her ears
and it's depressing that i can't forget the tune the organist played
la da da da da da da, la da da da da da da...
everytime i think i've finished being young
i catch myself having fun
but the moment passes as the son moves on
so i turn myself back to you
is our season over?
no four leaf clover
i feel it's getting colder
now that it's late fall
but can you still remember?
april to november
you and i were members
of the best team in baseball
so we play our games
i've got a girlfriend
you've found a new guy
but it's not the same
and so i drive
straight up i-5
to let you know i'm still alive

8. Rocks

i've been looking for a way to find a way to find you
turning over every unturned stone
i thought every one was flipped but i guess eagle rock got skipped
cause that's where you've been all alone alone
whoa
i've been trying to find a way to finally up and find you
climbing every boulder in my way
to throw me off your trail you moved to boulder, colorado
a hop, a skip, and one long jump away
whoa
i finally found a way to find a way to finally find you
down where colorado street hits hill
find a rock and fling it far above the rocky mountains
and pray to god it hits your window sill
i will never skip a rock (i will never skip a rock)
i will never skip a rock again

9. Battlescars
of all the shootingstars i knew
i never felt at ease with anyone but you
don't ever wonder where i go
remember that the grass still grows beneath the snow
when everything around turns blue
just fall asleep and wake when it's all through
there's battlescars on all my guitars but i still come out here and play
and now i've lost your touch again
i know i'm only one in 20,000 men
i promise not to let you go
just close your eyes and sleep right through the falling snow
when i finally wash ashore
i'm coming back to kiss the girl i kissed before
of all the shootingstars i knew
i never fell for anyone but you
there's battlescars on all my guitars but i still come out here and play
there's battlescars on my face and my arms but you still kiss me everyday
there's battlescars on all my guitars but i still come out everyday
there's battlescars on my face and my arms but you still kiss me anyway

10. In Search of 1988
every time i start to remember
i remember i don't want to remember
warp me back at 88 if only for one day
turn on mario and luigi
sit me down put my hands on the ouija
and when it spells out roisin's name i'll swear it wasn't me
1988 take me back to 1987
i'm in search of days
when times were good and earth a place in heaven
now that i jump as high as luigi
let's sit down put our hands on the ouija
when it spells out your sweet name you'll know that it was me
1988 take me back to 1987
i'm in search of days
when times were good and earth a place in heaven
i want to make a motion to stop the commotion
i second the motion to stop the commotion
i got another notion for backwards motion
i too have a notion back-back-back backwards motion

11. Last Dance
say hello to your last chance
same as your first chance
a kinder reminder from ozma
say hello to the new sound
same as the old sound
so spin it, get in it, and stay
i knew that the night had an end soon in sight until you called my name
say hello when you've spied her
sitting on the dryer
it's spinning, 9th inning, so play
say hello like a spider
weave a web right beside her
spin it, get in it, and pray
i knew that the night had an end soon in sight until you called my name
i knew all along i was right but i'm wrong somehow you knew my name
after the last dance, you lose your last chance
after the last dance, you lose your last chance
you lose your last chance
you lose your last chance
you've lost your last chance

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