Modern Poetry Edition #10 (A Grab Bag)


# 10 #

[6/22/04]

Three Times A Lady - The Commodores

Tush by ZZ Top

Little Wing - Jimi

Help Me, Rhonda - Beach Boys

Used To Be My Girl - O'Jays

 

**Winner of MPulitzer

 

Next week, a look back at the first 10 winners. Then the people's choice...

 

Three Times A Lady - The Commodores

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Thanks for the times

That youíve given me

The memories are all in my mind

And now that weíve come

To the end of our rainbow

Thereís something

I must say out loud

 

Youíre once, twice

Three times a lady

Yes youíre once twice

Three times a lady

And I love you

 

When we are together

The moments I cherish

With every beat of my heart

To touch you to hold you

To feel you to need you

Thereís nothing to keep us apart

 

Youíre once twice

Three times a lady

And I love you

I love you

 

 

Tush by ZZ Top

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I been up, I been down.

Take my word, my way around.

I ain't askin' for much.

I said, lord, take me downtown,

I'm just lookin' for some tush.

 

I been bad, I been good,

Dallas, Texas, Hollywood.

I ain't askin' for much.

I said, lord, take me downtown,

I'm just lookin' for some tush.

 

Take me back way back home,

Not by myself, not alone.

I ain't askin' for much.

I said, lord, take me downtown,

I'm just lookin' for some tush.

 

 

Little Wing - Jimi

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Well sheís walking through the clouds

With a circus mind thatís running round

Butterflies and zebras

And moonbeams and fairy tales

Thatís all she ever thinks about

Riding with the wind.

 

When Iím sad, she comes to me

With a thousand smiles, she gives to me free

Itís alright she says itís alright

Take anything you want from me, anything

Anything.

 

Fly on little wing,

Yeah yeah, yeah, little wing

 

 

Help Me, Rhonda - Beach Boys

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Well since she put me down Iíve been out doiní in my head

Come in late at night and in the morniní I just lay in bed

Well, rhonda you look so fine (look so fine)

And I know it wouldnít take much time

For you to help me rhonda

Help me get her out of my heart

 

Help me rhonda Help, help me rhonda Help me rhonda Help, help me rhonda

Help me rhonda Help, help me rhonda Help me rhonda Help, help me rhonda

Help me rhonda Help, help me rhonda Help me rhonda Help, help me rhonda

Help me rhonda yeah Get her out of my heart

 

She was gonna be my wife

And I was gonna be her man

But she let another guy come between us

And it ruined our plan

Well, rhonda you caught my eye (caught my eye)

And I can give you lotsa reasons why

You gotta help me rhonda

 

Help me get her out of my heart

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Help me rhonda Help, help me rhonda Help me rhonda Help, help me rhonda

Help me rhonda yeah Get her out of my heart

 

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Help me rhonda Help, help me rhonda Help me rhonda Help, help me rhonda

Help me rhonda Help, help me rhonda Help me rhonda Help, help me rhonda

Help me rhonda yeah Get her out of my heart

 

Help me rhonda Help, help me rhonda Help me rhonda Help, help me rhonda

Help me rhonda Help, help me rhonda Help me rhonda Help, help me rhonda

 

 

Used To Be My Girl - O'Jays

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Good loving, The girls got plenty good lovin'

Ask me how I know And I'll tell you so..

She used to be my girl

My Giiirl

 

I used to neglect her, When she was mine

I used to make love to her(?)

She wanted more than I could give

But as long as I live

She'll be my girl

 

She used to be my girl

She used to be my girl

 

She had a charming personality

The girl was so right for me

She's my girl

And If I had the chance, I'd take her back

As a matter a fact, Right away, Like today

 

Not only good-lookin, The girl was so smart

Can't beat her cooking

Ask me how I know, And I'll tell you so

 

She used to be my girl

I still love her

I'd place no one above her