Modern Poetry Edition #52 {Lately}


How about less yappin' and you just get to the winner, huh?

Okay, then.  Without further ado, here he is, the Rider of the
Belfast range, Mr. Van Morrison.  Are You Ready for The Man?
This, his fourth MPulitzer, ties the superlative singer with
Paul Simon for the mostest.  A new MP soon, maybe.

--Sean

Modern Poetry #52 {Lately}
[3/24/06]
Lately by Johnny Cash
Have I Told You Lately by Van Morrison
What Have You Done For Me Lately by Janet Jackson
Lately by Stevie Wonder
Lately I by Faith Evans

**Winner of MPulitzer

Three guys walk into a bar and the first guy
says, "Heard any good poems lately?" and then
the second guys goes, "Have you heard any good
'lately' poems?"

So naturally the third guy then says to the
second guy, while pointing at the first guy,
"I know he *used* to do nice stuff for you, but
what has he done for you... ... ... ... ... ...
[wait for it] ... ... ... lately?"

Now, if you think that's funny, you should double
your subscription to the Modern Poetry. I think
these are pretty good, but I haven't read 'em.
Man, I am busy. But I will read 'em before I vote.
And you should too. Read 'em, I mean. And vote
on 'em too. And when you do it, do it well and
make sure that it counts. You're now down with
a discount.

You can always get more MP here:
http://www.macdart.com/mp/default.htm

--Sean

Lately by Johnny Cash
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Lately I've been thinking that you don't love me at all
Lately I've been readin' and the writin' on the wall
Is sayin' it looks like you'll be going,
and I've no sure way of knowing
But somehow that's what I've been thinking lately

Lately you've been saying things that I don't understand
Lately you look through me as if I'm another man
Instead of your old one and only I'm beginnin' to get lonely
I've been feeling you'll be leaving lately

You might as well just stop it now cause I already know
You wouldn't hurt me less if you just go ahead and go
You know your heart's already gone so you might as well go on
Things have not been working for us lately
Things have not been working for us lately

Have I Told You Lately by Van Morrison
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Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do

Oh the morning sun in all its glory
Greets the day with hope and comfort too
And you fill my life with laughter
You can make it better
Ease my troubles that's what you do

There's a love that's divine
And it's yours and it's mine
Like the sun at the end of the day
We should give thanks and pray to the One

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do

There's a love that's divine
And it's yours and it's mine
And it shines like the sun
At the end of the day we will give thanks
And pray to the One

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do

Take away my sadness
Fill my life with gladness
Ease my troubles that's what you do
Fill my life with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles that's what you do.

What Have You Done For Me Lately by Janet Jackson
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What's up girl?
He stood me up again
Again?
Mm hmm
Well what's up with this guy? Do you really like him that much?
Yes honey, I love him, he is fine, he does a lot of nice things for me
I know he used to do nice stuff for you,
but what has he done for you... lately?

Used to be a time when you would pamper me
Used to brag about it all the time
Your friends seem to think that you're so peachy keen
But my friends say neglect is on your mind
Who's right?

What have you done for me lately? Ooh ooh ooh yeah
What have you done for me lately? Ooh ooh ooh yeah

Used to go to dinner almost every night
Dancin' 'til I thought I'd lose my breath Ahh
Now it seems your dancing feet are always on my couch
Good thing I cook or else we'd starve to death
Ain't that a shame?

What have you done for me lately? Ooh ooh ooh yeah
What have you done for me lately? Ooh ooh ooh yeah

I never ask for more than I deserve
You know it's the truth
You seem to think you're God's gift to this earth
I'm tellin' you, no way

You ought to be thankful for the little things,
but little things are all you seem to give
You're always putting off what we can do today
Soap opera says, you've got one life to live
Who's right, who's wrong?

What have you done for me lately? Ooh ooh ooh yeah
What have you done for me lately? Ooh ooh ooh yeah
What have you done for me lately? Ooh ooh ooh yeah
What have you done for me lately? Ooh ooh ooh yeah

Get with it
Uh, let me know, and from the front
Let me know, and let me know from the

What have you done for me lately? Ooh ooh ooh yeah (yeah ha)
What have you done for me lately? Ooh ooh ooh yeah (yeah)
What have you done for me lately? Ooh ooh ooh yeah (yeah)
(No oh oh, no oh, yeah, mmmhmm Da di da di, da di da da Da
Mmmhmm Yeah-e-yeah-e-yeah ha ha, hey Mmmhmm, yeah ha ha)

What have you done for me lately? (lately)
Ooh ooh ooh yeah
(Uh, uh, uh, da di di da, di da di da, a di do da da, yeah)
What have you done for me lately?
Ooh ooh ooh yeah
What have you done for me lately? (lately)

This is wild, I swear

Lately by Stevie Wonder
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Lately I have had this strangest feeling,
with no vivd reasons here to find.
Yet the thought of losing's been hanging, round my mind...
Far more frequently you're wearing perfume,
with you say, "No special place to go"
But when I ask will you be coming back soon,
you don't know, never know.

Well, I'm a man of many wishes,
I hope my premonition misses,
but what I really feel, my eyes won't let me hide,
cause they always start to cry.
cause it's time could mean goodbye.

Lately I've been staring in the mirror,
very slowly picking me apart.
Tryin' to tell myself I have no reason, with your heart.
Just the other night while you were sleeping,
I vaguely heard you whisper someone's name.
But when I ask you of the thoughts you're keeping,
you just say, nothing's changed.

Well, I'm a man of many wishes,
I hope my premonition misses,
but what I really feel, my eyes won't let me hide,
cause they always start to cry.
cause it's time could mean goodbye.

Well, I'm a man of many wishes,
I hope my premonition misses,
but what I really feel, my eyes won't let me hide,
cause they always start to cry.
cause it's time could mean goodbye.

Lately I by Faith Evans
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Lately I don't wanna see the morning sun
Lately I, I'm not much good to anyone
Lately I don't laugh the way I used to do, no

Lately I've been cryin'
Lately I've been missing you

Lately I don't wanna hear my favorite song
Lately I, I'm finding it hard to carry on
Lately everything I see is painted blue, oh
Baby I've been dyin'
Baby I've been missing you, oh

Lately I don't know why I ever let you go
But I want you back
I need you back
Without you it's all wrong
Baby, make it right
Bring your love back to my life
Cuz nothing's been the same since you've been gone

Lately I don't feel like talking to my friends
Lately I, I feel like this pain will never end
I don't want to go the places we went to, no, no, no
I don't feel like smiling
Baby I'm just missing you , oh oh oh

Oh baby
I want you back
I need you back
Without you it's all wrong
Baby, make it right
Bring your sweet love back to my life
Cuz I'm just not the same since you've been gone, oh whoa

Lately I don't wanna see the morning sun
Lately I, I'm not much good to anyone
Lately I don't laugh the way I used to do, no, no no no
Lately I've been cryin'
Baby, I've been dyin', oh yeah
Save me from this pain I'm going through
Lately I've been cryin'
Lately I've been missing, missing you

You