The Carpenters Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Christmas future is far away

Christmas past is past

Christmas present is here today

Bringing joy that will last

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 yuletide gay

From now on your troubles

Will be miles away

Here we 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

And have yourself a Merry Little Christmas now

The Carpenters Tryin’ To Get To The Feeling Again

At any moment he’ll be walking through that door

But he won’t find me behind it

’cause the feeling is gone and just won’t come back any more

I worked so hard to find it

I’ve been up, down, tryin’ to get the feeling again

All around tryin’ to get the feeling again

That one that made me shiver

Make my knees start to quiver every time he walks in

I’ve look high, low, everywhere I possibly can

But there’s just no tryin’ to get the feeling again

It seemed to disappear as fast at it came

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Read every book, looked, for every meditation and poem

Just to bring home that old sweet sensation

But it ain’t no use to me to try to get the feeling again

When did it leave me

How did I come to miss use such a beautiful bonnet

But baby believe me, I’ve done everything I can do

But somehow it’s no returnin’

I’ve been up, down, tryin’ to get the feeling again

Like a bloodhound searching for a long lost friend

Could you help me rediscover

The way to re-be his lover once again

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I want to get that feeling again

The Carpenters A Song For You

I’ve been so many places in my life and time

I’ve sung a lot of songs I’ve made some bad rhyme

I’ve acted out my love in stages

With ten thousand people watching

But we’re alone now and I’m singing this song for you

I know your image of me is what I hope to be

I’ve treated you unkindly but darling can’t you see

There’s no one more important to me

Darling can’t you please see through me

Cause we’re alone now and I’m singing this song for you

You taught me precious secrets of the truth withholding nothing

You came out in front and I was hiding

But now I’m so much better and if my words don’t come together

Listen to the melody cause my love is in there hiding

I love you in place where there’s no space or time

I love you for in my life you are a friend of mine

And when my life is over remember when we were together

We were alone and I was singing this song for you

We were alone and I was singing this song for you

The Carpenters Goofus

I was born on a farm out in Ioway

A flaming youth I was bound I would

I packed my grip and I grabbed

my saxophone

Can’t read notes, but I play

anything by ear

I made up tunes on the sounds

that I used to hear

When I’d start to play folks used to say

“Sounds a little Goofus to me”

Cornfed chords appeal to me

I like rustic harmony

Hold a note and change the key

Hey but that’s “Goofus”

Not according to the rules

That you learn in music schools

But the folks just dance like fools

They sure go for “Goofus”

Got a job but I just couldn’t keep it long

The leader said that I played all

the music wrong

So I stepped out with an outfit of my own

Got together a new kind of orchestree

And we all played just the same

“Goofus” harmony

And I must admit we made a hit

“Goofus” has been lucky for me

The Carpenters It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of old

From angels bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold

Peace on the earth, goodwill to men, from heaven’s all gracious king

The world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels sing

Still through the cloven skies they come with peaceful wings unfurl

And still their heavenly music floats, O’er all the weary world.

Above its sad and lowly plains they bend on hovering wing

And ever o’er its Babel sounds the blessed angels sing

O ye, beneath life’s crushing load, whose forms are bending low

Who toil along the climbing way with painful steps and slow

Look now for glad and golden hours come swiftly on the wing

O rest beside the weary road and hear the angels sing

For lo the days are hastening on, by prophets seen of old

When with the ever circling years shall come the time foretold

When the new heaven and earth shall own the prince of peace their King

And the whole world send back the song which now the angels sing

The Carpenters Your Wonderful Parade

Your wonderful parade

Moving thru the towns that rise and then they fade

Over streets that pass the houses where you’ve stayed

Your wonderful parade

Your daily masquerade

Paper masks behind this face that you have made

Crumble down upon foundation that you’ve laid

Your daily masquerade

[*] Stand in line try to climb

Meet your wife at cocktail time

Surely you should try and choose a better way to fall

Your marvelous charade

Never could be worth the prices that you’ve paid

Blindness is a part of every game you’ve played

Your marvelous charade

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Your daily masquerade

Your wonderful parade

The Carpenters Somebody’s Been Lyin’

Somebody’s been lyin’

Somebody’s been callin’ me tellin’ me he still loves me

But not the way I thought it would be

He’s makin’ fun of me and laughin’ at my dreams

And I know that he keeps…

Sayin’ not to worry

He’s tellin’ me to just hold on

But he’s not here to learn on

And words won’t warm my bed now he’s gone

It isn’t easy letting go of what we had

And I guess I’m just scared

And I still believe him though

I’d be wiser to go on my own way

Somebody’s been lyin’

And I know you’re tellin’ me only the things you want to

I guess I lie as much as you do

It seems so funny letting go of yesterday

Guess we’re much too afraid and we’re much too alone

Were we just too much in love

The Carpenters Mr. Guder

Mister Guder, say Mister Guder,

May I have a moment with you,

For there is something I’ve got to say

and please don’t let it scare you away.

Mister Guder, say Mister Guder,

I have seen you go through a day,

You’re ev’ry-thing a robot lives for,

walk in at night and roll out the door at five.

You reflect the company image,

you maintain their rules to live by,

Shine your shoes, let’s keep a neat haircut

now that you’re wearing a coat and tie.

Mister Guder, say Mister Guder,

someday soon you may realize

you’ve blown your life just playing a game

where no one wins but ev’ry one stays the same.

The Carpenters Christmas Song

All through the year

We’ve waited

Waited through spring and fall

To hear silver bells ringing

See winter time bringing

The happiest season of all

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

Jackfrost nippin’ at your nose

Yuletide carols being sung by a choir

And folks dressed up like Eskimos

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe

Will help to make the season bright

Tiny tots with their eyes of a glow

Will find it hard to sleep tonight

[*] They know that Santa’s on his way

He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh

And every mother’s child is going to spy

To see if reindeer really know how to fly

[**] And so I’m offering this simple phrase

To kids from one to ninety-two

Although it’s been said many times,

Many ways

Merry Christmas to you

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The Carpenters Bless The Beasts And The Children

Bless the beasts and the children

For in this world they have no voice

They have no choice

Bless the beasts and the children

For the world can never be

The world they see

Light their way when the darkness surrounds them

And give them love, let it shine all around them

Bless the beasts and the children

Give them shelter from the storm

Keep them safe, keep them warm

Light their way when the darkness surrounds them

And give them love, let it shine all around them

Bless the beasts and the children

Give them shelter from the storm

Keep them safe, keep them warm

(the children)

(the children)

(the children)