The Mamas And The Papas No Salt On Her Tail

Not in my arms, but on my mind –

Yes, on my mind, but not in my arms.

Time passes by

And I watch her fly –

Yes, I watch her fly,

And time passes by.

Though it’s hard for me,

I’m going to leave her free

‘Cause that would be the best philosophy.

Then she’ll come to me.

So I feel that to be real that…

This little bird, she can fly away;

No salt on her tail –

No cage to make her stay.

Though it’s har d for me,

I’m going to leave her free

Because that would be the best philosophy.

She’ll come to me.

So I feel that to be real…

This little bird she can fly away;

No salt on her tail.

No, she can fly away…

(No cage to make her stay)

No cage to maker her stay…

(No cage to make her stay)

This little bird can fly away…

(No cage to make her stay)

(No cage to make her stay)

The Mamas And The Papas My Heart Stood Still

I took one look at you;

That’s all I meant to do.

And then…and then my heart stood still.

My feet could step and walk;

My lips could move and talk…and talk,

And yet…and yet my heart stood still.

Though not a single word was spoken

(Not a single word was spoken)

I could tell you knew you knew (yeah).

That unfelt clasp of hands

Told me so well, yeah…

I never lived at all until the thrill of that

Moment when my heart stood still, yeah –

And I never lived at all until the thrill

Of that moment when my heart stood still..

The Mamas And The Papas Dedicated To The One I Love

While I’m far away from you, my baby,

I know it’s hard for you, my baby,

Because it’s hard for me, my baby,

And the darkest hour is just before dawn –

Each night before you go to bed, my baby,

Whisper a little prayer for me my baby.

And tell all the stars above

This is dedicated to the one I love.

Love can never be exactly like we want it to be.

I could be satisfied knowing you love me.

There’s one thing I want you to do especially for me –

And it’s something that everybody needs.

While I’m far away from you, my baby,

Whisper a little prayer for me, my baby,

Because it’s hard for me, my baby,

And the darkest hour is just before dawn.

If there’s one thing I want you to do especially for me

Then it’s something that everybody needs…

Each night before you go to bed, my baby,

Whisper a little prayer for me, my baby,

And tell all the stars above –

This is dedicated to the one I love.

This is dedicated (to the one I love)

This is dedicated to the one I love

This is dedicated (to the one I love)

This is dedicated…

The Mamas And The Papas Blueberries For Breakfast

Blueberries for breakfast, love in the afternoon,

Butterflies in my trousers under the August moon…

Blueberries for breakfast, love in the afternoon,

Butterflies in my trousers under the August moon…

Drive you to the airport; wait ’til it’s time to go.

I’ve checked the weather report; they say it will not snow

And all the planes can come and go.

But I think the ceiling is too low,

So you can’t go.

Blueberries for breakfast, love in the afternoon,

Butterflies in my trousers under the August moon…

[?] New York fire [?]

Burning just a little too bright.

Manhattan firefly, never make it through the night.

Somehow she came out alright;

Through the darkness, see her light shining bright.

Blueberries for breakfast, love in the afternoon,

Butterflies in my trousers under the August moon…

I’m gonna have to call the cops, if you don’t leave me alone.

Stop waiting at the bus stop, trying to walk me home.

The FBI, the CIA, you know they’ll never leave you alone –

And I will cut you to the bone.

Blueberries for breakfast, love in the afternoon,

Butterflies in my trousers under the August moon…

Blueberries for breakfast, love in the afternoon,

Butterflies in my trousers under the August moon.

The Mamas And The Papas For The Love Of Ivy

I never thought I’d try for the love of Ivy;

I never thought I’d cry for the love of Ivy.

Somebody hide me from the love, the love of Ivy.

It takes up all of your time to fall in love with Ivy.

(Here cometh Ivy…Ivy)

If I gathered all my means (all my means)

In a pile beside me (in a pile),

It wouldn’t help to fill my dreams (fill my dreams)

For the love of Ivy.

Money cannot buy me –

Buy for me the love of Ivy.

I’m not the kind of guy who falls in love with Ivy.

Ivy…

For the love of (Ivy)…for the love of Ivy, yeah.

For the Love of (Ivy)…for the love of Ivy, yeah.

Yeah, for the love of (Ivy)…for the love of Ivy…

Yeah, yeah…

For the love of Ivy…for the love of Ivy…

For the love of Ivy…for the love of Ivy…

If I gathered all my means

In a pile beside me,

It wouldn’t help to fill my dreams

For the love of Ivy.

Somebody hide me,

From the love, the love, the love, the love…

It takes up all of your to fall in love with Ivy.

For the love of (Ivy)…for the love of Ivy, yeah.

(For the love of Ivy…)

For the Love of (Ivy)…for the love of Ivy, yeah, yeah.

(For the love of Ivy…)

Yeah, for the love of (Ivy)…for the love of Ivy…

(For the love of Ivy..)

Yeah, yeah…

For the love of Ivy…

(Ivy, darling, darling…)

For the love of Ivy…

(I would surely die for Ivy;

Darling, darling Ivy…)

Ivy, yeah…

For the love Ivy

(Ivy is the one that I adore..)

For the love of Ivy…

Ivy…

For the love of…

For the love of…

The Mamas And The Papas Dancing In The Street

Callin’ out around the world –

Are you ready for a brand new beat?

Summer’s here and the time is right

For dancin’ in the streets.

They’re dancin’ in Chicago,

Down in New Orleans,

Up in New York City.

All we need is music (sweet music),

Sweet music (sweet music).

There’ll be music everywhere (everywhere);

There’ll be swingin’ and swayin’ and records playin’

And dancin’ in the streets.

Oh, it doesn’t matter what you wear

Just as long as you are there.

So come on, every guy (come on) grab a girl

Everywhere around the world.

There’ll be dancing –

They’re dancing in the street

This is an invitation

Across the nation;

A chance for the folks to meet.

There’ll be laughin’, singin’, and music swingin’

And dancin’ in the streets.

Philadelphia, P.A. (Philadelphia, P.A.)

Baltimore and DC now (Baltimore and DC now)

Yeah, don’t forget the Motor City.

(Can’t forget the Motor City)

All we need is music (sweet music),

Sweet music (sweet music).

There’ll be music everywhere (everywhere).

There’ll be swingin’ and swayin’ and records playin’

And dancin’ in the street, yeah.

Oh, it doesn’t matter what you wear

Just as long as you are there.

So come on, every guy (come on, come on) grasp a girl

Everywhere around the world…

There’ll be dancin’,

Be dancin’ in the streets

Philadelphia, P.A. (Philadelphia, P.A.)

Baltimore and DC now (Baltimore and DC now)

Can’t forget that Motor City.

(Can’t forget the Motor City)

Way down in L.A., California

(Way down in L.A., California)

Not to mention Halifax, Nova Scotia (Not to mention, indeed)

Or Long Barn they do that Riverdale, Cream you know (Yes, I know)

Manchester? (And, oh, Amherst, Amherst)

Alexandria? (Virginia, Virginia)

Falls Church (Where’s that?)(Alabama)

Ooh, Boyle Heights! (Boyle Heights, never heard of it)

The Mamas And The Papas Trip, Stumble And Fall

You’re gonna trip, stumble, and fall.

And though I know you’re having a ball,

You’d better listen my friend

(Oh listen my friend, yeah…)

This is the end –

(This could be the end…)

Someone’s gonna make you crawl.

(Someone’s gonna make you crawl.)

You’re gonna stumble and fall.

You’ve no respect (no respect).

You see it; you grab it (you see it; you grab it).

You’ve got yourself (you’ve got yourself..)

A very bad habit (a habit, yeah).

You know you’re on soft ground.

(Oh, you’re on soft ground,)

You’d better look around

(Yeah, you better look around.)

One wrong step and that’s all.

(One wrong step and that’s all.)

You’re gonna stumble and fall.

Some little bird is gonna put her eye on you, yeah.

And when she does you know you’re gonna be blue –

You’re gonna be….(yeah, yeah, yeah)

Blue

Then you’re gonna trip (trip), stumble, and fall.

(Trip, stumble, and fall…)

And when you land (and when you land…)

It’s no fun at all (it’s no fun at all).

You’d better listen, my friend.

(Oh, listen my…won’t you listen my…)

Yeah, this is the end.

(This could be the…)

Someone ‘s gonna make you crawl.

(Someone’s gonna make you crawl.)

You’re gonna stumble and fall

(Down, down, down, down)

You’ve never been burned,

But everybody’s somebody’s fool (yeah).

And when it’s your turn to burn,

You’ll know that it’s cruel.

You’re gonna be a…(yeah, yeah, yeah)

Fool.

You’re gonna trip (trip), stumble, and fall.

(Trip stumble and fall…)

And when you land (and when you land…),

It’s no fun at all (it’s no fun at all.).

You’re gonna trip (trip, stumble), trip, stumble, stumble and fall

You’re gonna trip (trip, stumble), trip, stumble, stumble and fall

You’re gonna trip (trip, stumble), trip, stumble, stumble and fall

You’re gonna trip (trip), stumble (stumble),

Trip (trip), stumble and fall.

The Mamas And The Papas Here In My Arms

Here in my arms

It’s adorable

It’s deplorable

That you were never there (that you were never there)

When someone’s lips are so kissable (when someone’s lips are so kissable)

It’s permissible for me to ask my share (it’s permissible for me to ask my share)

Next to my heart

It is ever so lonely (it is ever so lonely)

I’m holding only air

Yeah, here in my arms (here in my arms)

It’s adorable (it’s adorable)

It’s deplorable (it’s deplorable)

That you were never there (that you were never there)

Next to my heart

It is ever so lonely (it is ever so lonely)

I’m holding only air

Yeah, here in my arms (in my arms)

It’s adorable (it’s adorable)

It’s deplorable (it’s deplorable)

That you were never there (that you were never there)

That you were never there (that you were never there)

That you were never there…

The Mamas And The Papas Mansions

Sitting in our mansion,

Guarded by expansion,

Questioning our motives and our means;

Wondering why this isn’t like the dream.

Walls of wealth surround us;

People cannot hound us.

A gentle Spanish lady cooks our meals,

But we never ask her how she feels.

Limousines and laughter,

Parties ever after.

If you play the game, you pay the price –

Purchasing a piece of paradise.

Changes…changing…

Fog and rain…

(Boats, planes, and trains…)

Londontown’s the same…

(On the road again….)

Borrowing time from friends…

(Pleasures and pain…)

Circles have…

(Circles have…)

No end.

Paris and Rome –

Making their scene,

but missing our own.

Beatles and Stones –

Then on the boat to come back home.

Changes…changing…

Nothing left to blind us;

People cannot bind us.

You live your life a

And live it as you please.

(Please, please, please)

Live your life exactly as you please.

(Please, please, please)

Live your life and live it as you please

(Please, please, please).

Live your life exactly as you please

(Please, please, please)

Please, live your life just as you please.

The Mamas And The Papas Got A Feelin’

Got a feelin’ that I’m wasting time on you babe;

Got a feelin’ that you’ve been untrue.

I got a feelin’ that you’re stealin’

All the love I thought I was giving to you.

Baby, it’s true.

Got a feelin’ that you’re playing some game with me babe;

Got a feelin’ that you just can’t see.

If you’re entertaining any thought that you’re gaining

By causing me all of this pain and making me blue

The joke’s on you.

When I get to feeling that you’re stealing love

And I don’t know why, baby,

It makes me so discouraged

I finally get the courage not to cry, babe,

Or even try, babe.

Got a feelin’ that I’m wasting time on you babe;

Got a feelin’ that you’ve been untrue.

I got a feelin’ that you’re stealin’

All the love I thought I was giving to you.

Baby, it’s true; the joke’s on you.

Baby it’s true; the joke’s on you.