Shirley Goodness and Misery

Daniel Amos

Laissez-Faire - So Certain - Fairy Tale - Only One (Original Version) - Little Things

Laissez-Faire
1978 Words and Music Terry Scott Taylor

I will hurt for her respect
Withdrawal is the best policy
And then may your laughter turn to tears
Arranged by my neutrality

(It's not) It's not the way of the world
I know nobody does it any more
(It's not) It's not the hippest of lifestyles, no
Everybody gonna think I'm strange

Laissez-faire, I keep her to myself
Laissez-faire, and give my heart to no one else
Laissez-faire, it's hands off, 'cause I...I love her

Another ship leaves a foreign shore
She's a stranger now, it pains me now
I can't believe her any more
It's best I leave, it's home I breathe

I bare too much the weight of the world
I know everybody gotta love their own
I swear nobody gonna take advantage
We learn everyone gonna reap what they sow

Laissez-faire

I will hurt for her respect
Withdrawal is the best policy
And then may your laughter turn to tears
Arranged by my neutrality

(It's not) It's not the way of the world
I know nobody does it any more
(It's not) It's not the hippest of lifestyles, no
Everybody gonna think I'm strange

Laissez-faire, I keep her to myself
Laissez-faire, and give my heart to no one else
Laissez-faire, it's hands off, 'cause I...I...I love her

It's hands off 'cause I love her (Laissez, laissez-faire)


So Certain
1979 Words and Music by Terry Taylor

I'm hoping, I'm not too awfully late
To tell you what's on my heart
I really do need you

I remember they told me
If I wasn't certain, I should back away
Well I walked back to you

I went 'round and around and around and around again
I was up, I was down, I was up, I was down again

But now I'm, so certain
I put you off
But please take me back again
I really do need you

Yes, oh yes I want to tell you
I want to say it from my heart
Yes, oh yes I never told you
I never said how much I need you

I'm hoping, I'm not too awfully late
To tell you what's on my heart
I really do need you

I took a ride on a slide, really lied, even to myself
Yes it's true, I was a fool
When I took you and put you on the shelf

But now I'm, I'm so certain
I put you off
But please take me back again
I really do need you

I need you.... I'm crying out for you
I need you.... I'm crying out for you


Fairy Tale
1979 Words and Music by John Mark Cook

When I was just a boy
All the grown ups never had time for me
I had a friend who lived in a magical place
He was so strong and kind and real
Well, I can still see His face

My friend and I were so close
He never put me off
When I was scared, He would comfort me
All I had to do was call and there He would be

Lots of men in long black robes
Telling me I should know better
Time to grow up, face reality
A time to be a real go-getter

Now you say I'm a lucky guy
Got everything a man could want
You wouldn't understand, it wouldn't penetrate
I gotta find my childhood friend
Before it's too late

Lots of men in long black robes
Telling me I should know better
You really can't believe
Everything that's in that letter

I'm as happy as can be
Fairy tales aren't always make believe
You may think my advice isn't worth a dime
But I found my one true friend
He was right there all the time
All the time.....you were right there all the time....
Not always make believe


Only One (Original Version)
1979 Words and Music by Terry Scott Taylor

I'm not all you need now baby
It wouldn't be enough
You've broken so many hearts darling
But you're not untouched

If you could have blue skies
Never see the rain
Still you'd be empty baby
You'd still feel the pain

Sunsets and music whisper
A place you've never been
But girl it's a distant echo
A song without end

Holding your lovers - tell me
Did you see it in their eyes?
It's but a shadow baby
You must realize

There is only one
Only one
Only one
Only one

The scent of a flower baby
That you cannot find
Is it not a memory
Of a bittersweet wine

Diamonds appear in glitter
They sparkle in your hand
You hold them moments, sadly
They all turn to sand

There is only one
Only one
Only one
Only one

Only one
Only one
Only one
Only one


Little Things
1981 Words and Music by Terry Scott Taylor

Looking over the situation now
I wish I could go and change it all somehow
I'm thinking 'bout the good thing that we had
I could have lived without it
But it don't mean that I don't feel bad

And it's the little things baby that tear the heart in two
The little things baby that make us play the fool
Those little quarrels seem like nothing today
But they brought us down and they put is away
And it's the little things baby (it's the little things baby)
And it's the little things baby (it's the little things baby)
It was a little thing baby and that's a great big price to pay

We've still got some lessons to be learned
Pouring out venom baby isn't my concern
Maybe it was you and it was me
Look into the future, well we gotta live it differently

And it's the little things baby that tear the heart in two
The little things baby that make us play the fool
Those little quarrels seem like nothing today
But they brought us down and they put is away
And it's the little things baby (it's the little things baby)
And it's the little things baby (it's the little things baby)
It was a little thing baby and that's a great big price to pay

Girl we lost it
We gotta get back in the game
Face tomorrow
Stop getting' broken by the little things

And it's the little things baby that tear the heart in two
The little things baby that make us play the fool
Those little quarrels seem like nothing today
But they brought us down and they put is away
And it's the little things baby (it's the little things baby)
And it's the little things baby (it's the little things baby)
Like a little lie, that brings a little less trust
And that grows so big and you watch it bust
And it's a little thing baby but a great big price to pay

It's the little things baby (repeat ten times)