The Box Tops Whiter Shade Of Pale

We skipped the light fandango, turned cartwheels ‘cross the floor

I was feeling kinda seasick but the crowd called out for more

The room was humming harder as the ceiling flew away

When we called out for another drink, the waiter brought a tray

And so it was, a little later, as the miller told his tale

That her face at first just ghostly turned a whiter shade of pale

She said there is no reason and the truth is plain to see

That I’ve wondered through my playing cards, would not let her be

One of sixteen vestal virgins who were leaving for the coast

And although my eyes were open, they might just as well have been closed

And so it was, a little later, as the miller told his tale

That her face at first just ghostly turned a whiter shade of pale

And so it was, a little later, as the miller told his tale

That her face at first just ghostly turned a whiter shade of pale

The Box Tops Weeping Analeah

Yesterday the sun was shining but you’re finding the sun it

Don’t shine all the time

A winter day suddenly came your way

You ran into your mind

Sleeping Analeah, Weeping Analeah

Do you think you’re ready for me?

Oh and yesterday is gone forever and ever, never

To be again

You looked for the sunshine, that brought warmth to your mind

But find only rain

Sleeping Analeah, Weeping Analeah

No, you’re not ready for me

But when yesterday becomes a memory, a memory

That we uncovered in time

If you still remember that cold September

I reigned in your mind

Sleeping Analeah, Weeping Analeah

Then you’d be ready for me

The Box Tops Soothe Me

Soothe me

Soothe me

Soothe me

Soothe me

Soothe me

Soothe me

Soothe me

Soothe me

Soothe me baby

Soothe me

Soothe me with your kindness

For you know your powerful love is soothing to me

Soothe me baby

Soothe me

Soothe me with your kindness

For you know your powerful love is soothing to me

Oh

How I used to ramble

And how I used to roam

Oh

But since I met that baby of mine all I do is stay at home

And I tell her

Soothe me baby

Soothe me

Soothe me with your kindness

For you know your powerful love is soothing to me

Oh

I used to have a lot of girls

Have them big and small

Oh

But since I met that baby of mine I know no other girls at all

I just tell her

Soothe me baby

Soothe me

Soothe me with your kindness

For you know your powerful love is soothing to me

It’s so soothing to me

Your love babe is soothing to me

The Box Tops Everytime

Every time I think of you

I get a little bit blue

It happens every time

Photographs, souveniers

Remind me of those happy years

It happens every time

Just when I think I’ve got you outta my mind

Some old memory comes along, and spoils it every time

Every time I hear your name

I feel a dreadful pain

It happens every time

Our old friends, who make me blue

They keep reminding me of you

It happens every time

Times I see you walking down the street

And my heart falls to my feet

It happens every time

Now if the crowds would disappear

And I just can’t hold back my tears

It happens every time

Every time I see you, I have a strong attack

Every time I see you, I long to have you back, every time

The Box Tops Georgia Farm Boy

His Daddy was a simple man, just a red dirt Georgia farmer

And his Momma spent her young life havin’ kids and balin’ hay

He had fifteen years and an ache inside to wander

So he hopped a freight in Waycross and wound up in L.A.

Lord, the cold nights had no pity on a Waycross, Georgia farm boy

Most days he went hungry, then the summer came

He met a girl known on the strip as San Francisco’s Mabel Joy

Destitutions child born of an L.A. street called “Shame”

Growin’ up came quietly in the arms of Mabel Joy

Laughter found their mornings brought meaning to his life

Yes, the night before she left sleep came and left that Waycross, Georgia boy

With dreams of Georgia cotton and a California wife

Sunday morning found him standin’ neath the red light at her door

When a right cross sent him reelin’, put him face down on the floor

In place of Mabel Joy he found a merchant mad marine

Who growled, “Your Georgia neck is red but sonny, you’re still green”

He turned twenty-one in a gray rock fed’ral prison

The old judge had no mercy for a Waycross, Georgia boy

Starin’ at those four gray walls in silence he would listen

To that midnight freight he knew would take him back to Mabel Joy

Sunday mornin’ found him standin’ ‘neath the red light at her door

With a bullet in his side, he cried, “Have you seen Mabel Joy?”

Stunned and shaken someone said, “Why, she’s not here no more

She left this house four years today, they say she’s lookin’ for some Georgia farm boy”

The Box Tops Neon Rainbow

The city lights, the pretty lights

They can warm the coldest nights

All the people going places

Smiling with electric faces

What they find the glow erases

And what they loose the glow replaces, and life is love

In a neon rainbow, a neon rainbow

Moving lines, flashing signs

Blinking faster than the minds

Leading people with suggestions

Leaving no unanswered questions

You can live without direction

And it don’t hav’ to be perfection, and life is love

In a neon rainbow, a neon rainbow

But in the daytime everything changes

Nothing remains the same

No one smiles anymore

And no one will open his door

Until the night time comes

And then the…

City lights, the pretty lights

They can warm the coldest nights

All the people going places

Smiling with the electric faces

What they find the glow erases

And what they loose the glow replaces, and life is love

In a neon rainbow, a neon rainbow, a neon rainbow

The Box Tops Trains & Boats & Planes

Trains and boats and planes

Are passing by

They mean a trip

To Paris or Rome

For someone else

But not for me

The trains and the boats and planes

Took you away, away from me

We were so in love

And high above

We had a star

To wish upon, wish

And dreams come true

But not for me

The trains and the boats and planes

Took you away, away from me

You are from another part of the world

You had to go back home, but then

You said you would return again

I waited here like I promised to

I am waiting here but where are you

Trains and boats and planes

Took you away

But every time I see them I pray

And if my pray

Can cross the sea

The trains and the boats and planes

Will bring you back

Back home to me…

Uouuuuuuuu

Mmmmmmhmmmmhmhhmmhmhmmm

The trains and the boats and planes

Will bring you back,

Back home to me…

The trains and the boats

The trains and the boats and planes…

La-la-la-la-la…

The trains and the boats and planes…

The Box Tops I Shall Be Released

They say everything can be replaced

This every distance is not near

So I remember every face

Of every man who put me here

I see my light come shining

From the west down to the east

Any day now, any day now

I shall be released

They say every man needs protection

They say every man must fall

Yet I swear I see my reflection

Some place so high above this wall

I see my light come shining

From the west down to the east

Any day now, any day now

I shall be released

Standing next to me in this lonely crowd

Is a man who swears he’s not to blame

All day long I hear him shout so loud

Crying out that he was framed

I see my light come shining

From the west down to the east

Any day now, any day now

I shall be released

I see my light come shining

From the west down to the east

Any day now, any day now

I shall be released

Any day now, any day now

I shall be released

The Box Tops Big Bird

Open up the sky

Cause I’m coming up to you

So send down your wings

And let ’em bring me to you

You know I’m standing at the station, ready to go

Oh, big ‘ol aeroplane, I’m trusting you so

Get on up big bird, to my baby’s love

Get on up big bird, to my baby’s love

Get on up big bird,

Cause I got to make it

Just get on up

Cause I got to make it

Get on up

With me down here

And you up there

Now all we know is

It ain’t no fair

‘Cause I got love packed in my baggage

Holdin’ my claim check

Gonna be with my baby

And never comin’ back

Get on up big bird, to my baby’s love

Get on up big bird, to my baby’s love

Get on up big bird,

Up

Up

Just get on up

Open up the sky

Cause I’m coming up to you

So send down your wings

And let ’em bring me to you

Get on up big bird, to my baby’s love

Get on up big bird, to my baby’s love

Get on up big bird,

Cause I got to make it

Just get on up

Cause I got to make it

Get on up

Get on up big bird

Get on up big bird

Get on up big bird

Get on up big bird

The Box Tops The Door You Closed To Me

Your welcome mat just smiles

To all your new found friends

But I, I got no invitation to your party

The shadows hide my tears

And it’s cold, it’s cold out here

I’m lost, lost in the darkness of the night

Please let me in the door

You closed to me

Laughter from a guarded room caught steeling

Oh, so cold and lonely out here

I’m so lonely for you

The door you closed to me

Stands like a prison gate

Won’t you search for mercy

Please look for a little mercy

Down in your heart

Please let me in the door

You closed to me

Please let me in the door

You closed to me

Won’t you please let me in the door

Yeah e yeah, you closed to me