B.J. Thomas Everybody Loves A Rain Song

I heard about it raining on a Georgia night

Never saw clearly in the morning light

I was walkin’, just walkin’ in the rain

She was a rainy day woman

She made me love her

Took my soul and I soon discovered

I was searchin’, searchin’ for rainbows

Everybody loves a rain song

Cause everybody’s been rained on

It’s like a shoulder you can lean on

One time or another

Stormy weather

Everybody loves a rainbow

From San Francisco to Chicago

And no matter where I go

It’s still raining in my heart

So play me a song

Just for a feeling

Cause it’s the only thing

That keeps you warm

When your memories get too cloudy to see

So rain me back home

Oh, I was walkin’, just walkin’ in the rain

She was a rainy day woman

She made me love her

Took my soul and I soon discovered

I was searchin’, searchin’ for rainbows

Everybody loves a rain song

Cause everybody’s been rained on

It’s like a shoulder you can lean on

One time or another

Stormy weather

Everybody loves a rainbow

From San Francisco to Chicago

And no matter where I go

It’s still raining in my heart

Everybody loves a rain song

Cause everybody’s been rained on

It’s like a shoulder you can lean on

One time or another

Stormy weather

Everybody loves a rainbow

From San Francisco to Chicago

And no matter where I go

It’s still raining in my heart

B.J. Thomas Back Against The Wall

They held up as long as they could

All those people at my feet

Yeah

I was so smug in my prime

Up at the height of my conceit

Oh, I thought I would never fall

Oh, I got to tell you all

I got my back up against the wall

You know this ain’t the first time

I got my back up against the wall

It’s been a long fight

I didn’t know I’d have to make no

And I’m so afraid

It’s gonna be more than I can take now baby

You know what I mean

I thought I’d never fall

Oh, I got to you all

I got my back up against the wall

I ain’t jokin’ y’all

I got my back against the wall

Sometimes I find myself with my back against the wall

I got my back against the wall

Just like a lot of good people now

They love me all around the world

I can’t understand you girl

I wonder why the pure in heart

Oh, they got to have a judgment day

I wonder why

And I wonder what the Lord has made

Now that he plans to throw away

I wonder, what did he really say

I thought I would never fall

Oh, I got to tell you all

I got my back against the wall

Sometimes you find yourself down on the street

Yeah you do

I got my back against the wall

Sometimes no matter how hard you try

You still take a fall, oh yeah

I got my back against the wall

Last night I started to cry

And I cried all night long

Yes I did

I got my back against the wall

Last night I started to pray

And I prayed all night long

And that’s when I got that feeling y’all

Down in my soul

It’s just a part of life

It’s just a part of your life

B.J. Thomas Little Green Apples

And I wake up in the morning

With my hair down in my eyes and she says hi

And I stumble to the breakfast table

While the kids are going off to school, Goodbye.

And she reaches out and takes my hand and squeezes it

And says how you feeling hon?

And I look across at smiling lips that warm my heart,

And see my morning sun.

And if that’s not loving me, then all I’ve got to say,

God didn’t make the little green apples,

And it don’t rain in Indianapolis in the summer time.

And there’s no such thing as Dr. Seuss

Or Disney Land and Mother Goose, no nursery rhymes.

God didn’t make the little green apples,

And it don’t rain in Indianapolis in the summer time.

And when myself is feeling low,

I think about her face and go and ease my mind.

Sometimes I call her up, at home,

Knowing she’s busy.

And ask her if she can get away,

Meet me and maybe we can grab a bite to eat.

And she drops what she’s doing

And she hurries down to meet me, and I’m always late.

But she sits waiting patiently,

And smiles when she first sees me, because she’s made that way.

And if that ain’t loving me, then all I’ve got to say,

God didn’t make the little green apples,

And it don’t snow in Minneapolis when the winter comes.

And there’s no such thing as make-believe,

Puppy dogs or autumn leaves, no BB guns.

God didn’t make the little green apples,

And it don’t snow in Minneapolis when the winter comes.

B.J. Thomas Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow

In a one horse open sleigh

Over the fields we go

Laughing all the way

Bells on bob tail ring

Making spirits bright

What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way

O what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way

O what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh

A day or two ago

I thought I’d take a ride

And soon Miss Fanny Bright

Was seated by my side

The horse was lean and lank

But misfortune seemed his lot

We got into a drifted bank

And then we got upset

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way

O what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way

O what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh

Jingle bells, jingle bells

Jingle bells, jingle bells

Merry Christmas everybody

B.J. Thomas Rock And Roll Shoes

It seems like yesterday

I heard the people say

Son you were born to stray

Someday you’ll settle down

I guess there’ll come a time

Maybe I’ll tow the line

Right now I’m doing fine

Rolling from town to town

I don’t care where I ride

I’ll let my feet decide

Do anything but don’t ask that I

Hang up my rock and roll shoes

Hang up my rock and roll shoes

Guitars and ringing tones

In my blood and in my bones

Show me a bus

And I’ll call it home

‘Cause I don’t wanna change

On a lonely day

When they put me in my grave

Ain’t a worry you need to save

Just hang up my rock and roll shoes

I don’t care where I ride

I’ll let my feet decide

Do anything but don’t ask that I

Hang up my rock and roll shoes

Hang up my rock and roll shoes

So let that motor run

Headed out towards the sun

I’m in the mood for moving on

But I’ll be back someday

I don’t care where I ride

I’ll let my feet decide

Do anything but don’t ask that I

Hang up my rock and roll shoes

I don’t care where I ride

I’ll let my feet decide

Do anything but don’t ask that I

Hang up my rock and roll shoes

Hang up my rock and roll shoes

Hang up my rock and roll shoes

Ray

Hang up my rock and roll shoes

Yeah

Hang up my rock and roll shoes

I’m gonna

Hang up my rock and roll shoes

Let me

Hang up my rock and roll shoes

B.j.

Hang up my rock and roll shoes

Why don’t you

Hang up my rock and roll shoes

Ray

Hang up my rock and roll shoes

B.J. Thomas Long Ago Tomorrow

Maybe I’ll be the things I dream

And not the things I seem

Maybe I’ll get to change the world

Before it changes me

And maybe my life

Will always be

Just as happy as it seems

Long ago tomorrow

Long ago tomorrow

Long ago tomorrow

In my dreams

Maybe I’ll learn to face the truth

And like the truth I face

Maybe I’ll get to find myself

Before I’m lost in space

And maybe a love

Will always be

Just as faithful as it seems

Long ago tomorrow

Long ago tomorrow

Long ago tomorrow

In my dreams

And maybe a love

Will always be

Just as faithful as it seems

Long ago tomorrow

Long ago tomorrow

In my dreams.

B.J. Thomas Send My Picture To Scranton, PA

Send my picture to Scranton, PA

Write them and say I’m the kid they used to laugh at

Send my picture along with the news

Of all the good things I’ve done

Since they said

Nothing good ever would become of me

They were so sure

Let them know just how wrong they all can be

Get someone to

Paste my picture all over the walls

In all the halls of the school I used to go to

I was mixed up and kind of confused

No one around to took the time to find out

What was wrong and to try to understand

They ignored me

Maybe now they’ll give kids a helping hand

That’s how it really ought to be

Not like the way it was with me

Well, no one there ever tried to understand

They ignored me

Maybe now they’ll give kids a helping hand

I hope to God they cast aside

So I went out and really tried

Now they can point to me with pride.

B.J. Thomas He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother

The road is long

With many a winding turn

That leads us to who knows where

Who knows where

But I’m strong

Strong enough to carry him

He ain’t heavy, he’s just my brother

So on we go

His welfare is my concern

No burden is he to bear

Ahh, were gonna get there

For I know

He won’t encumber me at all

He ain’t heavy, he’s just my brother

If I’m laden at all

I’m laden with sadness

That everybody’s heart

Isn’t filled with gladness

Of love, Love for one another

Oh, It’s a long, long road

From which there is no return

While we’re on our way to there

Why don’t we share

And the load

Doesn’t weigh me down at all

He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

He’s my brother

B.J. Thomas Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Let your heart be light from now on

Our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Make the yule-tide gay from now on

Our troubles will be miles away

Here were are as in olden days

Happy golden days of yore

Faithful friends who are dear to us

Gather near to us once more

Through the years we all will be together

If the fates allow

Hang a shining star upon the highest bough

B.J. Thomas Whatever Happened To Old Fashioned Love

We live in the modern age

Where love is fast like a turning page

In a magazine, we’ve hardly seen

The friends we used to know

They disappear, they come and go

Like the times we’ve had

It’s kind of sad

Whatever happened to old fashioned love

The kind that would see you through

The kind of love my Momma and Daddy knew

Yeah, whatever happened to old fashioned love

The kind that would last through the years

Through the trials

Through the smiles

Through the tears

Today is all we’ve planned

We say tomorrow we’ll understand

If it all should end

We’d be alone again

Ohh, whatever happened to old fashioned love

The kind that would see you through

The kind of love my Momma and Daddy knew

Yeah, whatever happened to old fashioned love

The kind that would last through the years

Through the trials

Through the smiles

Through the tears

For now the tenderness

Has been replaced

With something less

And it’s hard to find

What we left behind

Ohh, whatever happened to old fashioned love

The kind that would see you through

The kind of love my Momma and Daddy knew

Yeah, whatever happened to old fashioned love

The kind that would last through the years

Through the trials

Through the smiles

Through the tears.