Tommy James And The Shondells I Am A Tangerine

Hello banana, I am a tangerine.

Is it a dream? Oh, no! I don’t think so, but

My head is spinning, I am a carousel.

Don’t-cha hear the bells ringin’ in my ear?

And I haven’t any troubles,

‘Cause the friendly, friendly bubbles wash them away.

I am so mellow, I am a jello man.

Yes I am and nothing touches me.

Oh, no, I think it’s over

For the fire’s gettin’ lower, I’m fallin’ down.

Hello banana, I am a tangerine. [repeat and fade]

Tommy James And The Shondells Smokey Roads

Roamin’ down smokey roads,

I’m roamin’ down lonely roads.

I came back to take a look at my childhood,

But all I found was a big stack of plywood,

And a whole bunch of people I don’t even know, uh-huh.

Roamin’ down smokey roads,

I’m roamin’ by lonely roads.

Ain’t it funny how you wanna come back again,

To the old home town that you left when you were ten,

And maybe even bump into an old time friend?

[Spoken] Ain’t nothin’ here for me.

Roamin’ down smokey roads,

Mm, I’m stollin’ down smokey roads.

Tommy James And The Shondells Ball Of Fire

Scarlet hovering my head

Pretty and red

Pretty and red

Flowers dying in their bed

Oh, yeah

Why is everyone crying?

Mmm, hmm

Look up children, look and see

Shining down on you and me, yeah

And the ball of fire in the sky, yeah

Keeps watching over you and I, way up high

And the ball of fire in the sky, come on

Keeps watching over you and I, way up high

And now the towers are falling

Tumbling down

Tumbling down

Oh, can’t you hear the angels calling?

Oh, yeah

Listen

Mmm, hmm

Shining through eternity

As it was so it shall be, yeah

And the ball of fire in the sky, yeah

Keeps watching over you and I, way up high, yeah

And the ball of fire in the sky

Keeps watching over you and I, you and I, yes, it does

And the ball of fire in the sky, come on

It keeps watching over you and I, way up high, come on

And the ball of fire in the sky, yeah

Keeps watching over you and I, you and I, way up high

And the ball of fire in the sky, yeah

It keeps watching over you and I, way up high, ho

And the ball of fire in the sky, come on

It keeps watching over you and I, way up high

Tommy James And The Shondells Shout

You know you make me wanna

Come on now, come on now,

Come on now, come on now.

Oh, let’s shout now,

Hey, let’s shout now,

Oh, let’s shout now,

Hey, let’s shout now.

Say you will, say it right now.

Baby, say you will, come on, come on.

Say you will, say it again.

Say you will, come on now.

Say that you love me.

Say, say that you need me.

Say, say that you want me.

Say you want to please me.

Come on now, come on now,

Come on now, come on now.

[Repeat and fade]

Tommy James And The Shondells Adrienne

Think I got me an angel,

Somebody to love.

Feel a trace of emotion.

Ooh! Can’t get enough!

I’m singin’

[Chorus]

Oh, Adrienne. Oh, Adrienne.

Oh, Adrienne. Oh, Adrienne.

Touch every good thing.

Take ’em one by one.

Feel scarlet together.

Me an’ Adrienne.

I’m singin’

[Repeat Chorus]

Think I got me an angel,

Somebody to love.

Feel a trace of emotion.

Lord! Can’t get enough!

I’m singin’

[Repeat Chorus and fade]

Tommy James And The Shondells Hold On A Little Bit Longer

Hold on a little bit longer,

Hold on a little bit longer,

Hold on a little bit longer ’cause I’m comin’ home to you.

I’ve been gone such a long, long time.

Girl, I hope and pray that-a you’re still mine.

‘Cause I know it’s not easy being true

When you’ve got no one to give your lovin’ to.

So, baby, just

(Hold on) hold on a little bit longer,

(Hold on) hold on a little bit longer,

(Hold on) hold on a little bit longer, ’cause I’m comin’ home to you.

I know guys give you the eye.

There were many-a time you could’ve told me goodbye.

But I know you never cheated, no-oh, you never lied

And there were nights you stayed home and cried.

So, baby, just

(Hold on) hold on a little bit longer,

(Hold on) hold on a little bit longer,

(Hold on) hold on a little bit longer, ’cause I’m comin’ home to you.

When I come home, I’m gonna love you every night and day.

When we’re alone, I’ll make it seem like I’ve never been away.

You just gotta

(Hold on) hold on a little bit longer,

(Hold on) hold on a little bit longer,

(Hold on) hold on just a little bit longer, ’cause I’m comin’ home to you.

Hold on just a little bit longer,

(Hold on) hold on a little bit longer,

(Hold on) hold on just a little bit longer,

(Hold on) hold on a little bit longer,

(Hold on) hold on just a little bit longer,

(Hold on) hold on a little bit longer.

Tommy James And The Shondells Big Time Operator

I started off a newsboy on a paper

For a time I worked in an elevator

But all the time I knew that later

I would be a higher rater

Finally, a big time operator

For a while I drove an excavator

(Yes I did)

Then I became a wine and brandy waiter

A builder, then a decorator

Later on, an estimator

I’m gonna be a big time operator

(Oh ya got to believe in me)

I took a job as an airline navigator

Then I became a crime investigator

(Yes I did)

For a time, a commentator

Then I was an administrator

I’m gonna be a big time operator

(Yeah yeah yeah yeah)

Well don’t you know I’m gonna be in the big time baby

A big time operator

I’ll have a whole lotta people workin’ for me

Gonna have a chauffeur

An upstairs maid

Big limousine

Racing sports car

50 foot yacht

Race horses

I’m gonna give new meaning to the word ‘big’

A big time operator now now

Tommy James And The Shondells Breakaway

Now, now, now, I know how you feel inside,

Someone you love took you for a ride,

You better tell him it’s all over,

Girl, you know that I’ll be standin’ by, yes, I will.

Better hear what I say, uh-huh,

Breakaway.

Baby, you know he ain’t no good for you,

That he don’t love you the way I do.

Can’t you see you’ll get hurt now?

That he can’t give you love that he don’t have? No, no.

Girl, it’s better this way, come on,

Breakaway, baby.

Now, now, if you ever need a helping hand,

Turn around, baby, here I am.

Now, I’ve been lovin’ you such a long time,

Watchin’ you throw your sweet, sweet love away, uh-huh.

Better hear what I say, uh-huh,

Breakaway.

Hey!

Come on baby.

You got to hear me, babe, come breakaway.

You got to hear me now, so breakaway!

C’mon, yeah!

Hey!

Tommy James And The Shondells Taken

Hey, be comin’ on so nice to me

And let you think it ain’t so hard to see.

You’re not actin’ like you know you should

And that’s no good. No.

You know you shouldn’t look at me that way.

‘Cause when you do, you know I wanna stay.

You make me wish my heart was made of wood

And that’s no good.

I’m taken and you’d just be fakin’ your heart out.

I’m taken and you’d be mistaken to start out.

‘Cause I’m not out for love.

I’ve got somebody who’s so good to me.

But if I didn’t, I’d be glad to be

The one to live you like nobody could. I could.

But I’m taken and you’d just be fakin’ your heart out.

I’m taken and you’d be mistaken to start out.

‘Cause I’m not out for love. No.

I’m taken and you’d just be fakin’ your heart out.

I’m taken and you’d be mistaken to start out.

Tommy James And The Shondells Three Times In Love

She was all of a lady, you were all of sixteen,

You were king of the mountain, she was your queen.

You played in the sunshine, you danced in the rain,

It was so easy, when love was a game.

But, everybody’s

[Chorus]

Lovers get older, summer goes away,

You knew that it was over so you looked the other way.

Suddenly before you, your second time around,

Ah, you’re older and wiser and you’re covering a lot of ground.

But, everybody’s

[Repeat Chorus]

Three times in love.

Two times ain’t enough, only one shines above,

Everybody’s three times in love.

(Over and over and over again.)

Now that you’re ready, she comes along,

Your ways are steady and your feelings are strong.

She is all of your ladies, you are every man.

You’ve both been waiting to find each other, now you understand

Why everybody’s

[Repeat Chorus until fade out]

Three times in love.

Two times ain’t enough, only one shines above,

Everybody’s three times in love.