Got Something to Say [version 5.0]

Ask me about the weather,
Ask me what I think’s taboo,
Ask me if I would wear leather,
Or who I pray to?

Ask me any question, any day,
Ask me cause you know I’ve always,
Got something to say!

Ask me what I think of friendship,
Ask me how I feel about love,
Ask me my two cents on money,
And on happiness.

Ask me any question, any day,
Ask me cause you know I’ve always,
Got something to say!

Ask me about jogging, clear cut logging,
Autobahns and black swans,
Michael Jordan, Bob Dylan,
Islam, Viet Nam,
H-bombs and my Mom.

Yeah ask me any question, any day,
Ask me cause you know I’ve always,
Got something to say!

Ask me what I think of people,
Who’s always got something to say,
But who never ask other people,
For what they’ve got to say.

Cause having an opinion, without discussion,
Thinking one is right, day and night,
Is a plan for, fights and war,
Hot heads, bloodshed,
Lost heads and tears shed.

If we discuss our problems, I know we,
Can mutually find the answers that would be,
Good for you and me!

So tell me where you stand on abortion,
Would you help me if I wished to die?
Would you allow human cloning?
Or take a killer’s life?

Tell me your opinions, so that we,
Can mutually find the answers that would be,
Good for you and me.

Let’s find ways to solve global warming,
Let’s find ways to get world peace,
Let’s find ways to end world hunger,
And inequality.

Let’s discuss things over, so that we,
Can mutually find the answers that would be,
Good for you and me…
And the world we lease…
And all humanity.

05.12.11 – 05.15.11

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My Water is Wide (Reworkings of Traditional Lyrics)

The water is wide,
I can’t cross over,
Nor have I wings,
Over which to fly.
Build me a boat,
That carries two,
We both shall row,
My love and I.

Some say that love,
Is like a tree,
When young it’s strong,
To lean up on.
But over time,
It will bend then it will break,
And rot away,
Till it is gone.

Some say that love,
Is like a rose,
The sweetest flower,
When it is new.
But it goes dry,
As it gets old,
And turns to dust,
Like most things do.

But not my love,
My love is forever,
Just like the sea,
So deep and wide.
Within our boat,
That carries two,
We both shall row,
My love and I,
As we each love,
Till end of time.

08.06.10

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Two Hoots For Obama! (Song Lyrics)

To John McCain
I give no hoot
A fan of him I’m not

To Miss Palin
I’d give a hoot
Cause she’s a hoot and hot… NOT

To Joe Biden
I’d give a hoot
Cause he’s a hoot to me

But to Obama
I’d give two hoots
Cause he’s worth it to me… YEAH
HOOT! HOOT! (Join me!)

HOOT! HOOT! (What was that?)
HOOT! HOOT! (I can’t hear you!)
HOOT! HOOT!

And I’d give Bush the boot!

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Old John McCain
Should change his name
To McCan’t or McAin’t

And Miss Palin
Should change her name
To bailin’, failin’ or jailin’

Then Joe Biden
Should change his name
To Joe Verifyin’

And Obama
Of course, should be
Obamafofanabananaramabobana
HOOT! HOOT! (Too funny!)

HOOT! HOOT! (Louder!)
HOOT! HOOT! (One more time!)
HOOT! HOOT!

And Bush should change his name to Moot!

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I’m a rootin’ tootin’ hootin’ for Obama
While bootin’ shootin’ Putin down McCain
Then hackin’ sackin’ whackin’ Bush
And doing it all again!

I’m a rootin’ tootin’ hootin’ for Obama
While bootin’ shootin’ Putin down McCain
So the world can be a better place
And we can happily HOOT! again!
HOOT! HOOT! (HOOT! if you agree!)

HOOT! HOOT! (I knew you would!)
HOOT! HOOT! (Again!)
HOOT! HOOT!

And let’s give Bush the boot!

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Old John McCain
Has lots of loot
That he won’t give away

While Miss Palin
Plays the flute
That’s where her mouth should stay

Now Joe Biden’s
No Hillary
But I’ll withhold judgment

Cause Obama’s
The choice for me
For the next President… YEAH
HOOT! HOOT! (HOOT! if you believe!)

HOOT! HOOT! (HOOT! if you want change!)
HOOT! HOOT! (One last time!)
HOOT! HOOT!

And let’s give Bush the boot!
HOOT!

08.14.08 – 10.10.08

The author is giving permission to anyone to use these lyrics in a song if they would like. It will lose its appeal after November 4th so if you do decide to try, you’ll want to hurry! Please share notice and writing credits of anything you do with it. If you can make money from it, it’s all yours and good for you! 🙂

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The Comparison Song

I could compare you to a summer’s day,
Or, if you prefer, a winter’s night.
I could compare you to the moon unphased,
Or the sun at dawn, noon or in twilight.
All lovely things I can compare you to,
But there’s not one that can compare to you.

I could compare you to the sweetest tune,
Or, if you prefer, the sweetest kiss.
I could compare you to a sacred rune,
Or the lores, that tell of eternal bliss.
All lovely things I can compare you to,
But there’s not one that can compare to you.

Choose any flower that blooms in the spring,
Or any leaf that turns in the fall.
Choose stars, or rainbows, angels, songs birds sing,
Or the sky, or sea – any thing at all!
All lovely things I can compare you to,
But there’s not one that can compare to you.

No, there’s not one that can compare to you.

07.?.2003 – 07.31.04

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Shooting Star

I saw a shooting star tonight –
And I thought of you – *
While thinking of the wishes I wanted to make
And hoping they would come true

I saw a shooting star tonight –
And I thought of you –
I wanted to wish that you could be here
So I could be with you

I saw a shooting star tonight –
And I thought of you –
I wanted to wish that you loved me
As much as I loved you

I saw a shooting star tonight –
And I thought of you –
I thought about which wish I wanted more
As only one could come true

I was at the cross-roads –
I didn’t know what to do –
As far as I was concerned –
Both wishes had to come true

But I could not make one wish now –
And hold the second for another night –
Uncertain how long I might have to wait
Before I’d see another shooting star take flight

I saw a shooting star tonight –
And I thought of you –
Not knowing which wish I wanted more –
I made a wish for two

I saw a shooting star tonight –
And I thought of you –
I hope that when I next see a shooting star –
I will see it with you

03.28.99 – 04.24.99

* Lines from the Bob Dylan song, Shooting Star

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Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion
and published in Perspectives, ISBN 0-9686250-0-2.

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