The Carpenters Leave Yesterday Behind

When the morning sunrise

Becomes a magic show

Before your very eyes

And all the sounds of life

Begin to harmonize

You hear a song of hope

Surround your senses

And feel the promise of a brand new kind of world

Lose your defenses

Unlock your mind

Unwind and follow me

Come let me help you see

How to find the way to leave yesterday behind

We should be together

when we’re this close we’re bound to work it out somehow

We found a dream to share

Don’t lose it now

Just let my song of love

Surround your senses

And feel the promise of a brand new kind of world

Lose your defenses

Unlock your mind

You know I love you

(Love you)

Come let me show you

(show you)

How to find the way to leave yesterday behind

The Carpenters Prime Time Love

Playing it safe so long

You lost your inspiration

Clingin’ to things that turn out wrong

Won’t help a situation

Makin’ me pay for the unhappy times

(That’s bummer)

Maybe the moon night make you change your mind

[*] So don’t hold back

Contact

Give yourself a bit of some prime time love

Don’t fight

What feels right

You’re lookin’ in the face of prime time love

I know she left you cold

That’s why you need protection

Buyin’ the lies that you were sold

Keeps you from true affection

Why waste your nights on tryin’ to find

Someone better

Baby, my arms ae gonna be so kind

[Repeat *]

Trust is the answer

That’s how it starts

I’ll take my chances

This one’s from the heart

[Repeat *]

The Carpenters Solitaire

There was a man

A lonely man

Who lost his love

Through his indifference

A heart that cared

That went unshared

Until it died

Within his silence

And solitare’s the only game in town

And every road that takes him

Takes him down

And by himself it’s easy to pretend

He’ll never love again

And keeping to himself he plays the game

Without her love

It always ends the same

While life goes on around him everywhere

He’s playing solitaire

A little hope

Goes up in smoke

Just how it goes

Goes without saying

There was a man

A lonely man

Who would command

The hand he’s playing

And solitare’s the only game in town

And every road that takes him

Takes him down

And by himself it’s easy to pretend

He’ll never love again

And keeping to himself he plays the game

Without her love

It always ends the same

While life goes on around him everywhere

He’s playing solitaire

And solitare’s the only game in town

And every road that takes him

Takes him down

While life goes on around him everywhere

He’s playing solitaire

The Carpenters We’ve Only Just Begun

We’ve only just begun to live

White lace and promises

A kiss for luck and we’re on our way

We’ve only begun

Before the rising sun we fly

So many roads to choose

We start out walking and learn to run

And yes, we’ve just begun

Sharing horizons that are new to us

Watching the signs along the way

Talking it over just the two of us

Working together day to day

Together

And when the evening comes we smile

So much of life ahead

We’ll find a place where there’s room to grow

And yes, We’ve just begun

The Carpenters Superstar

Long ago and oh so far away

I fell in love with you before the second show

Your guitar, it sounds so sweet and clear

But you’re not really here

It’s just the radio

[Chorus:]

Don’t you remember you told me you loved me baby

You said you’d be coming back this way again baby

Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh, baby, I love you I really do

Loneliness is such a sad affair

And I can hardly wait to be with you again

What to say to make you come again

Come back to me again

And play your sad guitar

[Chorus x2]

The Carpenters Crescent Noon

Green September

Burned to October brown

Bare November

Led to December’s frozen ground

The seasons stumbled round

Our drifting lives are bound

To a falling crescent noon

 

Feather clouds cry

A vale of tears to earth

Morning breaks and

No one sees the quiet mountain birth

Dressed in a brand new day

The sun is on its way

To a falling crescent noon

 

Somewhere in

A fairytale forest lies one

Answer that is waiting to be heard

  

You and I were

Born like the breaking day

All our seasons

All our green Septembers

Burn away

Slowly we’ll fade into

A sea of midnight blue

And a falling crescent noon

The Carpenters Johnny Angel

Johnny Angel, Johnny Angel, Johnny Angel,

You’re an Angel to me.

Johnny Angel, how I love him.

He’s got something I can’t resist,

But he doesn’t even know that I exist.

Johnny Angel, how I want him.

How I tingle when he passes by.

Every time he says “Hello” my heart begins to fly.

I remember how I get carried away.

I dream of him and me, and how it’s gonna be.

Other fellas call me up for a date,

but I just sit and wait, I’d rather concentrate …

… on Johnny Angel.

‘Cause I love him.

And I pray that someday he’ll love me.

And together we will see how lovely heaven will be.

The Carpenters Jambalaya

Goodbye, Joe, me gotta go, me oh my oh.

Me gotta go, pole the pirogue down the bayou.

My Yvonne, the sweetest one, me oh my oh.

Son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the bayou.

Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and filé* gumbo

‘Cause tonight I’m gonna see my ma cher amio.

Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gayo,

Son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the bayou.

Thibodaux, Fontaineaux, the place is buzzin’,

kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen.

Dress in style and go hog wild, me oh my oh.

Son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the bayou.

Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and filé gumbo

‘Cause tonight I’m gonna see my ma cher amio.

Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gayo,

Son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the bayou.

Settle down far from town, get me a pirogue

and I’ll catch all the fish in the bayou.

Swap my mon to buy Yvonne what she need-o.

Son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the bayou.

Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and filé gumbo

‘Cause tonight I’m gonna see my ma cher amio.

Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gayo,

Son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the bayou.

The Carpenters Silent Night

Silent night

Holy night

All is calm

All is bright

Round yon virgin mother and child

Holy infant so tender and mild

Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.