The Byrds You Got A Reputation

Well, you’ve got a reputation for running around

Ain’t gonna take your fooling, baby, you know you better settle down

Because you ain’t doing nothing

You’re just tearing your own reputation down

You keep on running around, you know

And you ain’t doing nothing but tearing your own reputation down

Now you got a disposition, you’re putting me uptight

I know you’re always fishing, baby, but I won’t bite

Because you ain’t doing nothing

You’re just tearing your own reputation down

You keep on running around, you know

And you ain’t doing nothing but tearing your own reputation down

You keep tearing your own reputation down

Keep tearing your own reputation down

The Byrds It Happens Each Day

Like a silent ray of sunlight catching in my eye

Like a bird sea-goin’ coasting on my sky

It happens each day you’re away from here

A bunch of friends are missing from this tapestry

I remember kissing do you remember me

It happens each day you’re away from here

Like a disembodied spirit watching over me

Like a sister sailing ship dead against the sea

It happens each day you’re away from here

The Byrds Artificial Energy

Sittin’ all alone now, I took my ticket to ride

Just a matter of time now till I’ll be up in the sky

Coming up on me now, I’m king for the night

What’s it gonna be now,

How hurtful things are brewing inside

Do you think it’s really the truth that you see?

I’ve got my doubts, it’s happened to me

Artificial energy is wrestling my mind

I’ve got a strange feeling

I’m going to die before my time

I’m coming down off amphetamine

And I’m in jail ’cause I killed a queen

The Byrds Lazy Waters

When I was young I’d go down by the river

Just about a mile from my home a million miles from everyone

My eyes could see older as my ears could hear your song

Oh to be wild again get back to your lazy waters

Never needed anyone but you

Oh little boys are strange no one knows they have magic

I kept it in my pocket concealed from everyone

But I climbed the highest tree to sing a bird my song

Oh to be wise again get back to your lazy waters

Never needed anyone but you

We moved to the city I said I wouldn’t mind thought you’d stay inside me

It’s easy when your young

But as we rode away I knew you were gone

Oh to be wise again get back to your lazy waters

Never needed anyone but you

The Byrds I Knew I’d Want You

I’d like to love you , with all of my heart

You’ve had me on your trip, right from the start

And when you looked at me, with love in your eyes

I knew I’d want you, oh yeah

I’d like to hold you, if you want me to

I’ve found something new , just by looking at you

And it’s in your smile, and it’s in the way

I knew I’d want you, oh yeah

I meet so many people, I feel I don’t know

But I felt so close to you, when you said hello

I’d like to love you, and together we’d find

The place we’ve been looking for, we’ll have peace of mind

There we’ll be happy, and there I’ll know why

I knew I’d want you, oh yeah

The Byrds Roll Over Beethoven

I’m gonna write a little letter,

Gonna mail it to my local DJ.

It’s a rockin’ rhythm record

I want my jockey to play.

Roll over Beethoven, I gotta hear it again today.

You know, my temperature’s risin’

And the jukebox blows a fuse.

My heart’s beatin’ rhythm

And my soul keeps on singin’ the blues.

Roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news.

I got the rockin’ pneumonia,

I need a shot of rhythm and blues.

I think I’m rollin’ arthritis

Sittin’ down by the rhythm review.

Roll over Beethoven rockin’ in two by two.

Well, if you feel you like it

Go get your lover, then reel and rock it.

Roll it over and move on up just

A trifle further and reel and rock it, roll it over,

Roll over Beethoven rockin’ in two by two.

Well, early in the mornin’ I’m a-givin’ you a warnin’

Don’t you step on my blue suede shoes.

Hey diddle diddle, I am playin’ my fiddle,

Ain’t got nothin’ to lose.

Roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news.

You know she wiggles like a glow worm,

Dance like a spinnin’ top.

She got a crazy partner,

Oughta see ’em reel and rock.

Long as she got a dime the music will never stop.

Roll over Beethoven,

Roll over Beethoven,

Roll over Beethoven,

Roll over Beethoven,

Roll over Beethoven and dig these rhythm and blues

The Byrds Gunga Din

I’m writing this here letter from abroad a D.C.8

Headin’ into Angel town, I hope it’s not too late

It rained in New York City, Mr.Rock’n Roll couldn’t stay

The crowd was mad and we were bad, chasin’ the sun back to L.A.

Have breakfast with me mama, I hope they’ll let us in

Got a leather jacket on, you know that it’s a sin

Gunga Din

Sittin’ backwards on this airplane, it’s bound to make me sick

Spend your life on a D.C.8, never get to bed, settle down in the blue

Now we’re over Kansas where the clouds are flowing by

The whole wide world looks back at me

Just like a mushroom high, I wonder why

The Byrds Eight Miles High

Eight miles high and when you touch down

You’ll find that it’s stranger than known

Signs in the street that say where you’re going

Are somewhere just being their own

Nowhere is there warmth to be found

Among those afraid of losing their ground

Rain gray town known for its sound

In places small faces unbound

Round the squares huddled in storms

Some laughing some just shapeless forms

Sidewalk scenes and black limousines

Some living, some standing alone

The Byrds Jesus Is Just Alright

Jesus is just all right with me

Jesus is just all right, Oh yeah

Jesus is just all right with me

Jesus is just all right

I don’t care what they may know

I don’t care where they may go

I don’t care what they may know

Jesus is just all right, oh yeah

Jesus is just all right

I don’t care what they may say

I don’t care what they may do

I don’t care what they may say

Jesus is just all right, oh yeah

Jesus is just all right

Do, do, do, [etc.]

Jesus is just all right with me

Jesus is just all right, Oh yeah

Jesus is just all right with me

Jesus is just all right

Jesus is just all right with me

Jesus is just all right, Oh yeah

Jesus is just all right with me

Jesus is just all right

The Byrds Change Is Now

Change is now, change is now

Things that seemed to be solid are not

All is now, all is now

The time that we have to live

Gather all that we can

Keep in harmony with love’s sweet plan

Truth is real, truth is real

That which is not real does not exist

In and out roundabout

Dance to the day when fear it is gone

Gather all that we can

Keep in harmony with love’s sweet plan

Change is now, change is now

Things that seemed to be solid are not

In and out roundabout

Dance to the day when fear it is gone

Fear it is gone

Fear it is gone