Wasting My Time

Written by Doug Harvey

 

I fell in love with you
The first day we met
And the first time I kissed you
Was as good as a kiss ever gets
But now we’re just talking in circles
Like a game of Russian roulette
It’s not going work in the long run
And though my heart hasn’t given up yet
I’m just wasting my time

Nobody’s perfect
We made our mistakes
We tried to start over
Those attempts just didn’t take
That good loving feeling is missing
There’s some things you don’t try to fake
So I’d best accept that’s over
And try to put on the brakes
Stop wasting my time

We had some good times together
Laughter and pleasure galore
Nobody could know you better
Nobody will love you more
I guess we’re just two star-crossed lovers
Making love and then making war
I’ll wave the white flag and surrender
I just can’t fight anymore
I’m wasting my time

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True Love Bends

Written by Doug Harvey

 

Verse
Something’s on your mind
I see it in your eyes
I know that you’re afraid
To drop the long disguise
No matter what you’ve done
It’s time to let it go
It’s time to stop the lies
There’s something you should know

Chorus
True love bends and doesn’t break
True love gives and doesn’t take
It tells the truth and never lies
True love forgives and never dies

Verse
You’re my flesh and blood
My love could never go away
My love is like a flood
Rising higher every day
No matter what you do
No matter what you say
No matter where you go
It will always be this way

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Bridge
My love for you is true and strong
It’s way beyond all right and wrong
I love you just the way you are
You’re my shining star

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Time Will Tell

Written by Doug Harvey

 

He’s got it all, everything you need.
I know he loves you just as much as me.
He can’t make you laugh and he can’t see
What matters most to you, what sets you free.

When I’m next to you it’s clear to me;
We belong together – why can’t you see
That I’m the one for you and you’re the one for me.
It’s all up to you – it’s him or me

Time will tell what will be.
Maybe you’ll choose him,
Maybe be with me,
I don’t know how it will go
Time will tell

Should I call you or stay away.
Sometimes I just don’t know how much to say.
You’ve got your doubts; you’ve got your fears.
Only time will tell if I’ll be here

Time will tell if we’ll be together.
Only time will tell if we can weather
All the ups and downs,
All the ebbs and flows.
Only time can tell which way it goes.

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I’ve Got Better Things to Do

Written by Doug Harvey

 

You ask me if I want to go out shopping at the mall
Instead of drinking beer at home and watching Pro Football
Why do you ask that question when you know what I will choose
You create a situation, babe, where I can only lose
I could sit around and wonder why you do the things you do
But, my dear, to tell the truth – I’ve got better things to do

Baby, please don’t ask me how that outfit makes you look
You know I like your clothes the best when they’re hanging on a hook
Don’t ask me if your new dress makes you look a little fat;
What kind of fool would answer a question such as that?
Sometimes it’s just impossible to try to talk to you
So I step outside and take a ride – ’cause I’ve got better things to do

I could balance my checkbook, get my tax returns prepared
Change the oil in the pick-up, get the lawn mower repaired
Synchronize my cell phone, get my emails organized
There’s a million things I’d rather do – without the compromise

Don’t you understand why I don’t say what’s on my mind?
It’s what a psychoanalyst would call a double bind
I could tell you what I’m thinking but the truth might be unkind (hurt a bit)
So I just keep my mouth shut and play deaf, dumb and blind (instead of talkin’ shit)
The questions they are many, but the answers they are few
But I know one thing for certain – I’ve got better things to do

You like making lists of honey dos and honey don’ts
You always play by rules of what you wills and what you won’ts
I can’t get a word in edgewise, so how would you have known
That I once had a will to live and a life I called my own
Perhaps someday you’ll wonder what it was I did for you
But until that day I’m on my way – I’ve got better things to do

I could stare at my navel, pick the jam out of my toes
Try to cut those little hairs that grow out of my nose
Get my pilot’s license so I can fly away
So many things I’d rather do than go on this way

 

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Love of My Life

Written by Doug Harvey

 


Verse
Met you on the street
Just the other day
After all these years
Some things never change
I stopped dead in my tracks
My heart, it just stood still
When I thought of how I loved you then
And how I always will

Chorus
You were the love of my life
Girl of my dreams
The one who stole my heart
Half a life ago
You’re still the love of my life
And if this is what it seems
We’ll never be apart again
With half a life to go

Verse
Every now and then
You would cross my mind
I’d wonder where you were
After all this time
I’d tell myself I’ll never find
Anybody else like you
Now here you are, face to face
It’s a dream come true

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Bridge
Now I realize
What’s been missing all these years
I’d forgotten how it broke my heart
When you just disappeared
We were both so young and innocent
How could we understand
That we could be so lonely
Without each other’s hand?

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Missed the Train

Written by Doug Harvey

 

It’s midnight on the rails
And I can’t seem to sleep
‘Cause I keep thinking about you
And the love that ran so deep

Don’t know where I been
Don’t know where I’m goin’ to
I’m just putting the miles between
This old broken heart and you

I missed the train when I left you
I missed the chance to see us through
And we can never go back to the way it was,
Because… I missed the train

Staring out the window
The darkness rolls on by
The memories never seem to fade
No matter how hard I try

Don’t know what I’ve done
Don’t know what I’m gonna do
I know that I’m just running away
from the love I feel for you

Standing outside in the pouring rain
A ray of light in that Southern storm
Like an angel sent from up above
I knew your love would keep me warm

Once I got to Arkansas
I figured out what I should do
Took the next train back to Memphis
Heading home to be with you

Can you ever forgive me?
Will you understand?
I was a fool, so afraid of love
It’s not what I had planned

 

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Say Goodbye

Written by Doug Harvey

 


Verse
She and I were married
Sixteen years ago
We built a house together
And watched our children grow
We were so much younger then
Little did we know
That our lives would change
In so many ways
That couldn’t be foretold

Chorus
She and I have grown apart
We now it’s true and it breaks our hearts
We tried so hard to make it go
The time has come we got to say it’s so
We can’t go on living in the past
Time moves on and life moves way too fast
To lead our lies living out a lie
Comes a time you got to say goodbye
Goodbye

Verse
I love her like a sister
I want her for a friend
I wasn’t much of a lover
Especially towards the end
Now I’m a million miles away
It’s pointless to pretend
That we can ever get that
Old time lovin’ feeling back again

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Our Separate Ways

Written by Doug Harvey

 


Verse
I don’t love you anymore
I sure wish that I did (In fact, I never did)
It’s been an open secret
Who are we tryin’ to kid?
My skin crawls when you touch me
And I bristle at your kiss
You know it’s true
That’s just the way it is

Verse
When you ask me what I want
I always say that I don’t know
And if you want to see me
I’ve got someplace else to go
And if you’ve got a problem
I just say it isn’t so
I know its wrong
But what else can I do?

Chorus
You go your way I’ll go mine
Once we cross the finish line
We’ll both be free to go our separate ways
It’s crystal clear
It’s black and white
We’re different as day and night
It’s time for us to go our separate ways

Verse
You know the situation
It’s pointless to pretend
So lets not play that tired old
Lover’s quarrel scene again
Even though the story’s over
We can change the way it ends
It’s not easy but let’s try to act like friends

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Lover Boy

Written by Doug Harvey

 


Verse

Baby I just want to be your lover boy
Make you scream and holler
Make you jump for joy
I’ll be William Powell you be Myrna Loy
I just want to be your lover boy

I’ve got your number
Written here on the wall
I’ve been thinkin’ ‘bout all the things I want to say
When I finally get the nerve to call

Chorus

Let’s cut to the chase
And get to the bottom line
I’d get down my knees and beg for you
‘Cause I really want to make you mine

Chorus

I’ve had such a crush on you
Ever since the day we met
And the way you make me feel
Is just about as good as it gets
So just say yes
Don’t be coy
Just let me be your everlasting lover boy

Chorus

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All the way

Written by Doug Harvey

 


Verse

I got the weekend off, I got my paycheck cashed
I washed and waxed the car and filled her up with gas
I’ve been waitin’ all week for tonight to come
Baby, me and you, ooo, we’re gonna have some fun

Verse
Put on your dancin’ shoes, put your red dress on
We’re goin’ out tonight, we’re gonna dance ’til dawn
We’re gonna do the town, we’re gonna do it right
Darlin’ me and you, oo, we’re gonna rock tonight

Chorus
Tonight’s the night, darlin’ me and you
We’re gonna do what we want to do
We’re gonna make sweet sweet love
‘Til the break of day
I don’t care if it’s right or wrong
I’m gonna love you all night long
Tonight’s the night we’re gonna go all the way

Verse
All the boys and girls up and down the street
Are swayin’ back and forth, dancin’ to the beat
Can’t you feel the fire? Can’t you feel the heat?
The rhythm of desire, oo, you know it feels so sweet

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The music’s fast and loud, the saxophone is hot
We’re dancin’ in a crowd in a lover’s knot
When the music stops I can’t let go of you
To be here with you, oo, It’s a dream come true

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