Tennis Born To Be Needed

Baby, I was born to be needed

Baby, I was born to be needed

I always resisted convictions and mister, misses

But I’d do it, do it, do it again

Do it, do it, do it again

Immune to biology

It’s a lonely road to autonomy

But I would do it, do it, do it again

Do it, do it, do it again

Why should I deny myself?

Never really cared about my health

The simple kind of life

Cuts through me like a sharpened knife

Baby, I was born to be needed

Baby, I was born to be needed

Mother heard, might do me good

At least that’s been the word around the neighbourhood

We’re gonna do it, do it, do it again

Do it, do it, do it again

I know it’s an old refrain

But the need hit me like a hurricane

I fall into it, do it, do it again

Do it, do it, do it again

Why should I deny myself?

Never really cared about my health

The simple kind of life

Cuts through me like a sharpened knife

Baby, I was born to be needed

If my heart can’t take it, then maybe

I will give right into the feeling

Baby, I was born to be needed

If my heart can’t take it, then maybe

I will give right into the feeling

Tennis Baltimore

We can take it; we can make it

These streets can’t be tougher than the sea

Baltimore your potholes bore me

Can’t you see you’re acting poorly

Can we get a job, Can we get a job

We need off this dock

Is that asking alot

Can we get a job, Can we get a job

We need off this dock

Is that asking alot

Now I’ve seen it all before

When no one’s opened up their door

How is one meant to survive when one is over-qualified?

Tennis No Exit

I got a little bit left

I know that I can give a little bit up

I got a little bit left

I know that I can give a little bit up

It’s starting all over again

I feel my heartbeat quickening

I make a mistake, they all missed it

He’s prowling around in the night

Into his shadow wherever we go

Whatever I need to survive

We go down, down to the deep void

Right back into place, I can breathe again

We go down, down to the beat, boy

Right back into place

From where we are, we’re never gonna come back

From where we are, we’re never gonna come back

I am ecstatic like a hymn

And let the feelings disappear

Apocalyptic, my own mistake

I’m moving right into the end

Into his shadow, wherever we go

Our futures again and again

We go down, down to the deep void

Right back into place, I can breathe again

We go down, down to the beat, boy

Right back into place

From where we are, we’re never gonna come back

From where we are, we’re never gonna come back

I got a little bit left

I know that I can give a little bit up

I got a little bit left

I know that I can give a little bit up

We could die tonight

We could die tonight

Oh my God, I feel like I’m dying

Die tonight

We could die tonight

Oh my God, I feel like I’m dying

From where we are, we’re never gonna come back

From where we are, we’re never gonna come back

From where we are, we’re never gonna come back

From where we are, we’re never gonna come back

Tennis Bimini Bay

An easterly breeze can pass along tears [?]

A passage make her anxious to leave

And ask of run line [?]

We’re making good time

We’ll make and far by dawn [?]

Oh aren’t you glad you came along

Sail me away to Bimini Bay

Oh Oh oo Oh Oh oo Oh

Sail me away to Bimini Bay

Oh Oh oo Oh Oh oo Oh

Sail me away to Bimini Bay

We’ve been gone oh so very long

That we’ve forgotten where we are from

We’ve been gone for so very long

That we’ve forgotten where we are from

Tennis Modern Woman

Kate, I’m so afraid you’ll hate me

I think I might have made it true

There’s no need to implicate me

You would never want the proof

All I want is comfort in a touch or a look

All I want is to get back the closeness you took

I know, that’s the way you appreciate me

Even though we haven’t spoken lately, oh

I think I might have made it real

I think I might have made it so real

I think I might have made it real

I think I might have made it so real

Kate, I know a modern woman

By the look and by the feel

We both got imposing figures

Getting good at striking right deals

All I want is comfort in a touch or a look

All I want is to forget the way you mistook

No, I’m not asking for forgiveness

I’m just getting tired of living with this

I think I might have made it real

I think I might have made it so real

[x4]

[Simultaneously:]

I think I might have made it real / All I want is comfort in a touch or a look

I think I might have made it so real / All I want is to get back the closeness you took

[x6]

Tennis Waterbirds

Still dreamin’ of the thick and green.

Salty marsh bed by the tidal stream.

Look down the [?] sleepin’ deep in the brush.

The night brings the hush I can hear the current

Beatin’ by the leaves of the Cyprus trees.

The insects chirpin’ underneath the leaves.

When you kiss me, you really kiss me.

Tell me how-ow-oo-ow can you resist me?

Did we ever really leave?

This is all I really need.

Did we ever really leave?

This is all I really need.

Tennis Wounded Heart

Here bring your wounded heart

Here tell your anguish

Youth has no sorrow

But your love can remove

A watcher is at the gate

An eager listener

Woods long forgotten

That may be exhumed

Steadfastly keeping

You were so resolute

When my ideas are rushing pas mal

And your look does not bear a reproof

Your look does not bear a reproof

Here bring your wounded heart

Here tell your anguish

Come my disconsolate

And be renewed

Steadfastly keeping

You were so resolute

When my ideas are rushing pas mal

And your look does not bear a reproof

Your look does not bear a reproof

Your look does not bear a reproof

Tennis Pigeon

Been reaching for my baby

Grow sullen with my darling

I’ll hold the sheet tight, keeping watch through the night

I would be there I promise to take good care of you

Been reaching for my baby

Grow sullen with my darling

Ill be holding you tight let you sleep through the night

Let the wind blow we will be safe I know

I will be there I promise to take care of you

I will be there I promise to take care of you

Tennis Traveling

Now with your hand in mine

The heat strikes me as divine

Seated here by my side

The day glows into the night

How is it you seem to know what I tried not to show

This must be rare

’cause nothing else can compare

not that I’m aware of

[x2]

Seems like we traveled for days though we vanish away

Tell me where you need to go

Darling can we take it slow

Lets not stop

Please lets go

Say your mine

Say it slow to be sure we know

‘Cross the saccharine plain

Cracked and devoid of rain

I think of life without pain

To hide my hope from this scissor strain

How is it you seem to know what I tried not to show

This must be rare

’cause nothing else can compare

not that I’m aware of

[x2]

Seems like we traveled for days though we vanish away

Tell me where you need to go

Darling can we take it slow

Lets not stop

Please lets go

Say your mine

Say it slow to be sure we know

Tennis Cured Of Youth

Her steps stand akin

Who can resist?

So easily upstaged

But really I’m amazed

With eyes alight

And her hair so bright

Like I’ll never find

Never find anything so divine

Here’s your one chance

Baby, I know you can

Here’s your one chance

Got them in the palm of your hand

And I’ll show her what a young love, ‘kay

Make an entrance at the doorway, ooh ay

Best not to remember

That baby, it ain’t easy

She might leave the mark

But that’s just the start

Hard to be self aware

To be the one who cares

It’s when she’s close

That I feel the most

Like I’ll never find

Never find anything so divine

Here’s your one chance

Baby, this is your night

Here’s your one chance

Better hope you get this right

And I’ll show her what a young love, ‘kay

Make an entrance at the doorway, ooh ay

Best not to remember

That baby, it ain’t easy

Ooh ooh ooh oo-oo-ooh

Na na na na na na na

Na na na na na na na na

Ooh ooh ooh oo-oo-ooh

Na na na na na na na

Na na na na na na na na

Baby, don’t look so sure, yeeeaaah

Na na na na na na na

Na na na na na na na na

Baby, don’t look so sure, yeeeaaah

Na na na na na na na

Na na na na na na na na