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This Beat Goes On
Switchin' To Glide
Because Of You
It's Okay
Go Away
Partyitis
Run Shoes Running
Shook Me Loose
I Got the Lovin'
Lesson to Learn
Shoulda Been Me
If We Don't Belong Together
To Be In Love
Tonight I Got You
Parting of the Ways
As If I Cared
Cosmic Groove
Anti-Hero Man
Love Store
Don't Let Me Know
My Habit
Right to the Top
If the Stars Come Out Tonight
Unstoppable
A Protest Song
 
 

This Beat Goes On*
(Diamond- Zero)

Hey Judy, get Trudy
You said to call you up if I was feeling moody
Hey little Donna, still wanna
You said to ring you up when I was in Toronto
I have lots of friends that I can ding at any time
Can mobilize some laughs with just one call
Like a bunch of lunatics we'll act till way past dawn
Sure we'll be rockin' till our strength is gone
Yeah This Beat Goes On
Hey ladies you crazies
Me and Zero request you in the Mercedes
And then we'll ride so zoomy inside
The sky's the limit this time I'm Switchin' to Glide
I don't give a hoot about what people have to say
I'm laughin' as I'm analyzed
Lunatics Anonymous that's where I belong
Sure cause I am one till my strength is gone
Yeah This Beat Goes On
I have lots of friends that I can ding at any time
Can mobilize some laughs with just one call
Like a bunch of lunatics we'll act till way past dawn
Sure we'll be rockin' till our strength is gone
Yeah This Beat Goes On



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Switchin' To Glide*
(Diamond-Zero)

Nothing matters but the weekend
From a Tuesday point of view
Like a kettle in the kitchen
I feel the steam begin to brew
Switchin' to Glide
Energy can be directed
I'm turning it up I'm turning it down
Even love can be affected
Harmony's the sweetest sound
Switching to Glide..Balancing in my head..inside of me...
taking the glide path instead.
Everybody gets the no-no
Hear it ringing in they ears
Lots of ways that you can go GO!
Look around NO disappears



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Because Of You*
(Diamond-Zero)

Everybody listen to me
I've had enough doom and gloom
Having fun is fundamental
Find a girl and the fun will resume
Heard the story, the one about the broken heart?
Gets a little tired right around the hurting part
The world is full of similar stories
I've seen them all and many more
But things changed, its all Because of You
Everything is new everything is fine
This morning you called me
Woke me up as I was dreaming of you
Had a lot of dreams lately
Not too many of them came true
Heard the story, the one about the happy man?
Wants to live his life according to his happy plan
The world is full of similar dreamers
I never thought that I could be
But things changed, its all Because of You
Everything is new, everything is fine
There can be no point in looking back
What could be the possible point in that
Now that I am yours, now that you are mine
Inside my mind I try to find some kind of doubt
It isn't there and I can't figure it out
Don't you know that things changed
Its all Because of You
Everything is new, everything is fine
There can be no point in looking back
What could be the possible point in that
Now that I am yours now that you are mine
Now that I am yours now that you are mine
You know it changed it really changed
You know it changed its all Because of You
You know it changed it really changed
And when it changed it really changed
You know it changed its all Because of You



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It's Okay*
(Diamond-Zero)

Apartment buzzing you are out
I buzz a dozen jump and shout
I am kidding, I just split
It doesn't matter not one bit, not two shits
It's Okay
You know my habit, said you'd wait
Long distance fade out much too late
I am working and I can't quit
Doesn't matter not one bit, not two shits
It's Okay
Ms. Understanding come to me
I'm in motion, painfully
Love's no tailor's custom fit
It doesn't matter not one bit, not two shits
It's Okay



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Go Away*
(Diamond)

Go Away
Your daddy don't mind at all if I come around
As long as I don't stay all night
Your mother Mary's giving me the eye ball
She doesn't know if you'd be alright
Said they were taking a trip, going south for a bit
Gonna see whatever sights they can see
So good-bye now, have a real good holiday
Kiss them once and pocket the keys
Said go on, go on, Go Away
Have a good time but won't you Go Away
When it's late at night you signal with the porch light
That's a green light to me
Then we head up to your lovely little bedroom
Anticipating what there will be
There's parasols and your baby dolls
Undo me honey babe I can't wait
But there's a car coming this way it's pulling in the driveway
Your folks are home hope I can escape
Screaming get off, get out, Go Away
Call me tomorrow but won't you Go Away



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Partyitis*
(Diamond-Zero)

Oh well I heard that there's a thing on at Eddies
And it'll be big cause there's been a lot of talk
Got my wheel, fast is how I'm feeling
We'll grab some beer
And we'll show 'em how to rock
I've got Partyitis
Anytime night or day
I've got Partyitis
One word and we're away
So come on baby, come on and dance with me
You're looking lonely and that's a bad way to be
This is a party and I'm a party maniac
We'll get you so happy
You will never look back
P-A-R-T-Y



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Run Shoes Running
(Diamond-Zero)

This marathon is over now I am withdrawing
You say there is no future but I feel one dawning
I gave too much of me when you were the strong one
My new girl has shown me you were the wrong one
Run Shoes Running
Real fast I fell in love and real fast I'm leaving
Your black book is this thick so you are not needing
So dry your crying eyes you are affecting
You want to stop my exit and then neglect me



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Shook Me Loose**
(Diamond-Zero)

I'm alive and doing fine on the open road
And I know it's not too late
Walk a mile and die in some new episode
I know it's not too late
You Shook Me Loose I know
Every mountain I climb
Every desert I swim
You Shook Me Loose I know
The bitter pearl of truth has turned to lies
I know it's not too late
How much time have we wasted
On these long good-byes
I know it's not too late
Is it any wonder that we
Cannot settle down at all
Every mountain I climb
Every desert I swim
You Shook Me Loose
When I was out on a limb



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I Got The Lovin
(Diamond-Zero)**

I may be good I may be bad
But I got something you ain't had
What it is is guaranteed
I Got the Lovin' that you need
Rock and roll and have some fun
And still be standing when we're done
Got a life got a speed
I Got the Lovin' that you need
I really mean it babe
There's no time to waste on indecision
First we turn the lights way down low
Then we're gonna take things real slow
There's one thing I want you to know
I Got the Lovin' that you need
I been around you been there too
But that ain't nothin' to do with you
There's one thing where we're agreed
I Got the Lovin' that you need
Get off the floor and on your feet
And I will meet you in the street
There's one thing where we're agreed
I Got the Lovin' that you need



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Lesson To Learn
(Diamond-Zero)

It meant nothing it just happened
That's what I said when it happened to me
It was over before it started
Can't understand why you won't let it be
And I'm sorry now for what I put you through
Another memory to burn
I'm a sorry man for what I put you through
Surely a Lesson to Learn
Look out the window, walk down the hall
I never thought I'd be lonely at all
There's no denyin' I've got a problem
Thinking about you thinking of him
And I'm sorry now for what I put you through
Now I know it's my turn
I really love you babe,
Your love I want to save
Surely a Lesson to Learn
Waking up in the morning
Realizing you're not here
What will happen when you light out's coming clear
There's a face in the window
And a voice in my dreams
Saying nothing is ever what it seems
It meant nothing it just happened
So you say now it's happened to you
It was over before it started
Can't understand why I act like I do
And you're sorry now for what you put me through
Another memory gets burned
You're so sorry now for what you put me through
Surely a Lesson to Learn



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Shoulda Been Me
(Diamond-Zero)

Caught in the dark in the hall by the door
Caught by the spark of a camera
Some natives think photographs steal your soul
And I wonder what they're after
Shoulda Been Me Shoulda Been Me and you
Shoulda Been Me and you
Shoulda Been Me Shoulda Been Me and you
And I'm falling all over
So much to say and so little time
It's just minutes to midnight
Some people start a new year everyday
It's almost daylight
You take your time I take my time
Soon our time is gone
Happens everyday someone walks away
Someone's hanging on


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If We Don't Belong Together
(Keyes-Zero)

Four o'clock in the morning and I'm still awake
Four o'clock in the morning and another heart breaks
Remembering the good times that we have been through
And I'm pleading guilty of loving you
And If We Don't Belong Together
Then where do we belong
I never felt so sure of myself never felt so strong
If anybody's asking there's not much to say
If anybody's asking I'm just turning away
And I'm not good at forgetting and I always find
Living without you is just running blind
And If We Don't Belong Together
Then where do we belong
I never felt so sure of myself never felt so strong
And If We Don't Belong Together
Something must be wrong
If We Don't Belong Together
Then where do we belong



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To Be In Love
(Diamond-Zero)

Don't give up on love
Love won't quit on you
Lovers want to make love all the time
You show me your variations on the old theme
And I'll show you mine yeah yeah
Dig down deep and find some love
You can't keep all you got
Feel it welling up feel it swelling up
Feeling the need To Be In Love
When you are lost you don't care what it cost
To Be In Love
Oh things are beginning to spin
What a good way to begin To Be In Love
Cross your heart and pray for love
You can start anytime
No matter how long you wait
You can never be too late
Anytime's the time To Be In Love
Now matter how long it takes
It can't ever be too late
To Be In Love



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Tonight I Got You
(Diamond-Zero)

When you take a look at me
Can you ever know it all
You say I'm looking good and mean it
Can you ever know the truth
I been broke in California
Out of my mind in the Texas sun
Frozen out in Canada
And the work is never done
How can I say things you never heard before
Lend me an evening, we'll spend a thousand more
Wake me tomorrow but let's not sleep tonight
And we'll ignore the morning
And we won't give a thought to what we haven't got
'Cause Tonight I Got You to come in from the cold
Tonight I Got You to have and to hold
Table in the shade on main street
We can watch the day's parade
Senorita have another
Forget about mistakes we made
I've beem waiting for another day
To see her with these eyes
A man who's never happy is a man who never tries
And a man who's never angry is wearing a disguise



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Parting of the Ways
(Diamond-Zero)

On the shore the tide rolls in
The moon has its influence
And further in the bible belt
The moon makes its presence felt
Some things never change, most things do
Seasons come and seasons go
Faster than we like to know
I don't care how fast time flies
All I want is in your eyesSome things never change, most things do
But how can I change my ingrained point of view
How can I give up something that I know is true
And I can't see tomorrow but I feel today
It's just a Parting of the Ways
How can we say good-bye
Why should we even try
I will never comprehend
Why our love affair must end
Some things never change, most things do



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As If I Cared
(Diamond-Zero)

If the way I am around you isn't normal
Never late for you right on time
Sometimes early to watch you arrive
Catch your eye
As If I Cared As If I Cared
You know why I act As If I Cared
And the way I feel about you
Makes me wonder what I'm gonna do
'Bout that spell that I'm under
I got it from you
Oh babe it took you to make me care
As If I Cared you know why
I act As If I Cared
Time with you flies by
You know that I refuse
To say good-night to you
To say good-night



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Cosmic Groove
(Diamond-Zero)

Church bells hear them ringing
Ding dong ring ding dinging
Two folks must be getting married
Walk past and see them posin'
Eyes wide smiles are frozen
>From here it looks kind of scary
First time I thought love could last forever
Was way back in my summer of love
Life was sweet and we were so together
Riding some Cosmic Groove from above
And where are all the hippies
Where did they all go
Wasn't it back in the sixties
They promised peace and love for us all
For us all
Downtown at the station
Small crowd demonstratin'
Signs say leader must step down
I say so what's it this time
Girl says same old crime
The new one's worse than the last clown
First time I thought I could change the world
Was way back in my summer of love
Anarchy was great for meeting rich girls
Riding some Cosmic Groove from above
And where are all the hippies
Where did they all go
Wasn't it back in the sixties
They were building new worlds for us all
For us all
"Hey freak, how far you goin' "
"L.A. man thanks for slowin',
Seems I've been waiting here forever"
First time I was ever on the west coast
Was way back in my summer of love
Yeah The Doors had made it from the best coast
Riding some Cosmic Groove from above
And where are all the hippies
Where did they all go
Wasn't it back in the sixties
They were building new worlds for us all



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Anti Hero Man
(Diamond-Zero)

So you think that I'm an asshole
But I'm movin', movin' and you're standing still
And you think I've got a problem
Cause I'm hungry and I never get my fill
Life's too short for trivia, there is no time to waste
I do things deliberately and meet them face to face
I see people digging in and making all these plans
I just run and jump around I'm Anti Hero Man
So you think that I'm lonely
By your standards I'd rather be that way instead
And you think you've got the answer
There's no question, follow and you'll be misled
Let's not get too serious there is no time to waste
I do things deliberately and meet them face to face
I see people digging in and making all these plans
I just run and jump around I'm Anti Hero Man



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Love Store
(Diamond-Zero)

The signs are out the timing's right
No doubt about what's doing tonight
She called me up she called my name
She's in a rut and wants to feel the flame
I got a Love Store
And I've got everything you're looking for
And if you want to go walking, I know a pathway in the park
We laugh whenever we are just talking
And I love the city after dark
We hit the street, we head uptown
No one we meet will tie us down
We'll find the band they're called The Kings
We're holding hands as David Diamond sings
I got a Love Store
And I've got everything you're looking for
And if you check my selection, I'm sure you'll like the guarantee
The price will surely pass your inspection
Cause today my love is free
I got a Love Store
And I've got everything you're looking for
And if you want to befriend me
Rest assured that you have thrown a spark
Your love is something that you can lend me
Love the city after dark



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Don't Let Me Know
(Diamond)

One and one ain't always two
With a woman like you
One minute you're happy
Next minute you're blue
Tell me you got a man across town baby
What should I do
Help you pack your bags and go?
Baby its through
Turn my face to the wall
Don't wanna see any more
Baby, when you want home, Don't Let Me Know
You know I've heard that story before
I can't listen no more
Baby, when you want home, Don't Let Me Know
You say that we have our problems
People like us do
And it's not always easy
To make it all run smooth
Can't believe you'd go searching for another baby
When all you need is her
I won't go on waitin' for you when you disappear



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My Habit
(Diamond-Zero)

I'm lazy and I'm crazy
And I don't think straight working is for me
I kick this and I quit that
But I grab hold of things that make me happy
I'm movin' improvin' nothing slowing me down
A changer to a stranger
Because of the different things that I've seen
You know me and I'll sing you
A picture of everywhere that I have been
Places I go all show life to me
Things that I learn return musically
This is My Habit
Spread it around



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Bonus Tracks for the Kings Are Here and More
(Diamond-Zero)

All songs copyright Dizzy Records

Right to the Top
(Diamond-Zero)

Picking up the pieces, they don't fit
Looking for the good life, what became of it
Looking for some answers, find that I have none
Feel like I'm stranded a long way from the sun
Look into the future and know that I'm not scared
Long as I'm breathing I can be repaired
I'm at the bottom, but not for long
I'm going Right to the Top
Yeah I'm going Right to the Top
No use regretting the things undone
No use forgetting, I tried it once
I try things over and over again
Look into the mirror
Know I'm not afraid
All we are afraid of is by and large man-made
I'm at the bottom, but not for long
I'm going Right to the Top
Yeah I'm going Right to the Top
And this time I'm not coming down
And then I'm gonna let it roll all night long



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If the Stars Come Out Tonight
(Diamond-Zero)

Looking back, it seems like a dream
Maybe too good to be true
Was as if we floated downstream
In a world made for two
And on the rainy nights we'd hide in our room
And shut out the lights
And when the weather was clear
We knew of a place that no-one came near
If The Stars Come Out Tonight
I'll meet you at our secret place, baby
We can watch the world go by
If The Stars Come Out Tonight
Summertime was the best
Those sun and thunder days
We found us, forgot about the rest
Found new ways to amaze
And we discovered what we meant to each other
Didn't have a dime but we had plenty of time
Did I ever tell you
When I needed a friend,
You were there till the end
Was I there for you
When you were fading away, taken away?
And now with every day,
You're getting further away



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Unstoppable
(Diamond-Zero)

It's a good night for a party
There's a full moon in the sky
A good night for some rock and roll
And for people coming by
And there's a certain woman
Who's bound to show up late
And even though you should be leavin'
Man you're gonna wait
Then she comes oh she comes through the door
And the heads start to turn
And your mind starts to burn
And it's Unstoppable



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A Protest Song
(Diamond-Zero)

In the air I get to smoke a cigarette
I get to walking around the town
On my way to nowhere special
I got nothing to do today
Across the street a guy gets out an old guitar
Further along a girl goes by and I think
You gotta love this city
Look around there's girls all over
Ain't nothing like this back home
A car goes by playing 'A Protest Song'
The guy with the guitar starts to sing along
'Nothing really changes its here and then its gone'
Words in 'A Protest Song'
But what's it really saying about what's going on?
In the bar you got the tv news
You got the prices rising again they say
Five o'clock the bar is crowded
Everybody got paid today
And over there at the jukebox
Someone plays 'A Protest Song'
And people tap their feet, start to sing along
'Nothing really changes, its here and then its gone'
Words in 'A Protest Song'
But what's it really saying about what's going on?
And I wonder where it all begins
Count up all the money let me know who wins
And over there is Rosedale
A kid gets out his new guitar
And starts to write a song
About this violent world
And how there's something wrong
How nothing really changes
Its here and then its gone
But what's it really saying
About what's going on?



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*Songs copyright Warner-Tamerlane Music Inc
**These songs copyright Dizzy Records INC.