Good Times! (2016) Lyrics

Good Times! album cover

Side 1

  1. “Good Times” (Nilsson)
  2. “You Bring The Summer” (Partridge)
  3. “She Makes Me Laugh” (Cuomo)
  4. “Our Own World” (Schlesinger)
  5. “Gotta Give It Time” (Barry, Levine)
  6. “Me & Magdalena” (Gibbard)

Side 2

  1. “Whatever’s Right” (Boyce, Hart)
  2. “Love To Love” (Diamond)
  3. “Little Girl” (Tork)
  4. “Birth Of An Accidental Hipster” (Gallagher, Weller)
  5. “Wasn’t Born To Follow” (Goffin, King)
  6. “I Know What I Know” (Nesmith)
  7. “I Was There (And I’m Told I Had A Good Time)” (Dolenz, Schlesinger)

Digital Bonus Tracks

  1. “Terrifying” (Rogue)
  2. “Me & Magdalena (Version 2)” (Gibbard)

FYE Bonus Tracks

  1. “A Better World” (Thorkelson)

Japanese Bonus Tracks

  1. “Love’s What I Want” (Partridge)

“Good Times” Lyrics

There’s a good time coming on
I can feel it in my bones
Said a good time coming on
I can tell it won’t be long
’Til there’s dancing in the streets again
And music everywhere
There’ll be people wanting people, yeah
Ah, laughter everywhere

There’ll be parties after sundown
Well, everywhere you go
There’ll be hand squeezing, ear pleasing
Music on the radio
And I know that you wanna be there
’Cause we’re gonna have a wonderful time
We’re gonna jump to the left, right, tear down, rip it up
Ah, starting at the county line

There’s a good time coming on
I can feel it in my bones
Said a good time coming on
I can tell it won’t be long
’Til there’s dancing in the streets again
And music everywhere
There’ll be people wanting people
Ah, laughter everywhere

Harry: Instrumental.
Micky: Yeah, Harry!

[break]

There’s a good time coming on
I can feel it in my bones
I said a good time coming on
I can tell it won’t be long
’Til there’s dancing in the streets again
And music everywhere
There’ll be people wanting people
Ah, laughter everywhere

(Whoa-oh) Whoa-oh
(A good time coming on) Good time coming on
(Oh, a good time coming, baby) Good time coming, yeah
(Good time coming on) Hey, good time, bop
(A good da da-da da da) Mm, ba-da ba-da ba-da…
(Ba ba-ba bop, ba-ba bop bop)
Good time coming on
Well, a good time coming on
Ah

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“You Bring The Summer” Lyrics

I’ll bring the chips and the dips and root beer
Even though dark purple rain clouds are near
When you come around
You bring the summer

I’ll lay the basket and blanket out neat
Even though weathermen say there’ll be sleet
When you come around
You bring the summer

Summer for a sad old snowmen
Freezing in his room (Freezing in his room)
Summer from your clear blue skies
Will melt away the winter’s gloom

I’ll bring the sun cream and beach volleyball
Even though there is no sand here at all
When you come around
You bring the summer

When you come around
You bring the summer

Summer for a sad old Jack Frost
Trying to warm his toes (Trying to warm his toes)
Summer from your golden smile
Will paint the snow drops pinky rose

The birds and the bees will fly around me
Even though we’re deep in January
When you come around
You bring the summer
I know with one bound
You bring the summer
When you come around

Summer, baby, you bring the summer
You bring the summer around
Summer, baby, you bring the summer
You bring the summer around
Summer, baby, you bring the summer
You bring the summer around (Baby)
Summer, baby, you bring the summer
You bring the summer around
Summer, baby, you bring the summer
You bring the summer around
Summer, baby…

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“She Makes Me Laugh” Lyrics

I’m so glad that I’ve got her to think of
She’s fine as any valentine
I think about her all the time
Cross my heart and hope to die

She sends me silly messages and pictures
Directing traffic in the mall
Or posing with some brand new shoes
She never fails to surprise

She makes me laugh
She makes me smile
And I could hang out with her all day and night
She makes me laugh
She makes me cry
And I would like to be with her for a while

I’m so glad that I’ve got her to think of
We’ll have a dinner date tonight
And play some Scrabble with the guys
And wear our pink party hats

Maybe I should take her on safari
You’ll see us wave from our canoe
If that’s what she wants to do
Tell me what’s wrong with that

She makes me laugh
She makes me smile
And I could hang out with her all day and night
She makes me laugh
She makes me cry
And I would like to be with her for a while

No matter whatever else I do
She’s still the girl I should hold on to
No matter whatever else I do
She’s still the girl I should hold on to
No matter whatever else I do
She’s still the girl (Still the girl)

She makes me laugh
She makes me smile
And I could hang out with her all day and night
She makes me laugh
She makes me cry
And I would like to be with her for a while

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“Our Own World” Lyrics

???: One, two, three, four.

You, you blew my mind
You turned back time
You changed my tune
I looked in your eyes
Saw starry skies
The sun and moon

And you’re a dreamer just like me
We don’t need reality
We’re in our own world (Our own little world)
We’re in our own world (Our own little world)
We’re in our own world
That nobody else can see
Dee dee-dee dee, dee dee-dee, dee, dee dee-dee
Dee dee-dee dee, dee dee-dee, dee, dee dee-dee

We been writing rhymes
And trading lines
It sounds so good
We been making plans
To start some bands
Just like we should

And you’re a schemer just like me
Got no fear of authority
We’re in our own world (Our own little world)
We’re in our own world (Our own little world)
We’re in our own world
That nobody else can see

And no one knows where we go or what we do
And I don’t mind wasting all my time with you, no, no

[break]

’Cause you’re a dreamer just like me
We really don’t need reality
We’re in our own world (Our own little world)
We’re in our own world (Our own little world)
We’re in our own world
That nobody else can see (Dee dee-dee dee, dee dee-dee, dee, dee dee-dee)
Except you and me (Dee dee-dee dee, dee dee-dee, dee, dee dee-dee)
Except you and me (Dee dee-dee dee, dee dee-dee, dee, dee dee-dee)

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“Gotta Give It Time” Lyrics

Baby, just stop your shoving, baby
Shoving won’t get you loving, babe
You gotta play it a-right or lose what’s on the line
Babe, you gotta give it time (Give it time now, baby, gotta just give it time now, baby)

Budging ain’t gonna do it, baby
Gotta be much more to it, baby
Love just like a fine old vintage wine
Babe, you gotta give it time (Give it time now, baby, gotta just give it time now, baby)

Ah, you gotta take it slow, girl
Yeah, and just let it flow, girl
Ah, and when the time is right
Just close your eyes and hold on tight now

Just give it time now, baby
Gotta just give it time now, baby
Gotta just give it time now, baby
Ah, give it time, babe
Ah, your turn
Ah

Will come a minute that you learn
You had better just stop your shoving, baby
Shoving won’t get you loving, baby
Just hold back and things’ll work out fine
Babe, you gotta give it time (Give it time now, baby, gotta just give it time now, baby)

Ah, you gotta take it slow, girl
Yeah, just let it grow now
Ah, and when the time is right
Just close your eyes and hold on tight now

Gotta just give it time now, baby
Gotta just give it time now, baby
Gotta just give it time now, baby
Gotta just give it time now, baby
Gotta just give it time now, baby
Give it time now, baby

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“Me & Magdalena” Lyrics

Me and Magdalena
We’re driving south through Monterey
As the sun is slowly sinking
Into a distant ocean wave

And I don’t know if I’ve ever loved any other
Half as much as I do in this light she’s under

Tell me, Magdalena
What do you see in the depths of your night?
Do you see a long lost father?
Does he hold you with the hands you remember as a child?

But know everything lost will be recovered
When we drift into the arms of the undiscovered

And I don’t know if I’ve ever loved any other
Half as much as I do in this light she’s under

Me and Magdalena
Always leaving early and sleeping late
Secluded in the canyon
Lost within a turn of fate

But know everything lost will be recovered
When we drift into the arms of the undiscovered

And I don’t know if I’ve ever loved any other
Half as much as I do in this light she’s under

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“Whatever’s Right” Lyrics

Whatever’s right (Whatever’s right)
Don’t let me change your mind (Change your mind)
If I’m the one (If I’m the one)
Then you’ll find out in time (Out in time)
You know I love you, but I leave it up to you (Ah, ooh)
And I know that you’ll do whatever’s right

Whatever’s right (Whatever’s right)
I put my trust in you (Trust in you)
To do what you (Do what you)
Think that you ought to do (Oughta do)
And even if it doesn’t turn out like I planned (Ah, ooh)
Well, I know that you’ll do whatever’s right

Please don’t keep me so mixed up inside
Just let your conscience be your guide and just do

Whatever’s right (Whatever’s right)
Don’t let me change your mind (Change your mind)
If I’m the one (If I’m the one)
Then you’ll find out in time (Out in time)
You know I love you, but I leave it up to you (Ah, ooh)
And I know that you’ll do whatever’s right

Whatever’s right (That you’ll do whatever’s)
Whatever’s right (That you’ll do whatever’s)
Whatever’s right (That you’ll do whatever’s)
Whatever’s right (That you’ll do whatever’s)
Whatever’s right (That you’ll do whatever’s)
Whatever’s right (That you’ll do whatever’s)

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“Love To Love” Lyrics

Love’s a thing that needs one to thrive on
Then it grows, at least that’s what I’ve been told
You can’t love someone if you find that
All you get in return is a heart that’s cold

They say you need love to love
You gotta have love to love
They all say it works that way
But if it’s true, why do I love you?
Why do I love you?

Seems like you keep trying to break me
You do things designed just to make me cry
And I’ve heard if warm lips don’t touch you
Love won’t grow, no matter how much you try

They say you need love to love
You gotta have love to love
They all say it works that way
But if it’s true, why do I love you?
Why do I love you?

[break]

You gotta have love to love
Whoa, you gotta have love to love
They all say it works that way
But if it’s true, why do I love you?
Why do I love you?
Why do I love you?
Why do I love you?
Why do I love you?
Why do I love you?

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“Little Girl” Lyrics

Little girl, don’t you be brought down
Cheer up, I’ll turn your frown sunny side up
Come fill your cup
With all it can hold
And it’s shiny and gold

Like the rising sun over the sea
Shining and soft like my song

Little girl, don’t you hang around
Stand up, we’ll go to town, go for a ride
I’ll be your guide
Do what we can
Baby, I’ll be your man

Like the rising sun over the sea
Shining and soft like my song

Come away, take my hand
Leave your castles in the sand
We cannot save them from the sea
Come with me

Little girl, don’t you be brought down
Cheer up, I’ll turn your frown sunny side up
Come fill your cup
With all it can hold
And it’s shiny and gold

Like the rising sun over the sea
Shining and soft like my song

Like the rising sun over the sea
Shining and soft like my song

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“Birth Of An Accidental Hipster” Lyrics

And if I can make it home by Tuesday
That’s if I can make it home at all

I’m headed out in the sunshine, babe
Feeling to your knees
Nobody else but my own sweet self

Do you know
Where we go?
Do you know
When we go?

High in a rooftop, singing a song
Choirs of angels all sing along
It’s late and I’m scared, so please, don’t be long
I’m still not sure where I came from
Feeling low

Gone are the doubts of clouds I had before
Gone are the blinkers ’round my eyes

I’m heading out in the sunshine, babe
Feeling to your knees
Nobody else but my own sweet self

Do you know
Where we go?
Do you know (Old friends say, oh, he’s lost his way)
When we go? (But they can’t see what I can see)
Do you know (Oh, I’ll never come back)
Where we go? (I’m headed out in the sunshine, baby)
Do you know
Where we go?

High in a rooftop, singing a song
Choirs of angels all sing along
It’s late and I’m scared, so please, don’t be long
I’m still not sure where I came from
Feeling low

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“Wasn’t Born To Follow” Lyrics

Oh, I’d rather go and journey
Where the diamond crescent’s flowing
And run across the valley
Beneath the sacred mountain
And wander through the forest
Where the trees have leaves of prisms
That break the light up into colors
That no one knows the names of

And when it’s time, I’ll go and wait
Beside the legendary fountain
’Til I see your form reflected
In its clear and jeweled waters
And if you think I’m ready
You may lead me to the chasm
Where the rivers of our visions
Flow into one another

And I’ll stay a while and wonder
At the mist that they’ve created
And lose myself within it
Mends my mind and body
And I know at that moment
As I stand in that cathedral
I will want to dive beneath
The white cascading water

[break]

She may beg and she may plead
And she may argue with her logic
And mention all the things I’ll lose
That really have no value
Though I doubt that she will ever
Come to understand my meaning
In the end, she’ll surely know
I was not born to follow

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“I Know What I Know” Lyrics

I know what I know
And what I know
Is I know nothing
Without you

I know what I see
And what I see
Is I see nothing
Without you

Alone I am
With waiting heart
Alone I am
A world apart

I know what I have
And what I have
Is I have nothing
Without you

I know what I feel
And what I feel
Is I feel nothing
Without you

Alone I am
Unspoken words
Alone I am
Unseen, unheard

[break]

My heart is my heart
And it is my heart
That is hopeless
Without you

I love what I love
And what I love
Is I love all things
About you

Someone alone
Always dreams of
The perfect one
Someone in love

I know what I know
I see what I see
I love what I love
It’s you that I love

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“I Was There (And I’m Told I Had A Good Time)” Lyrics

???: Two, three, four.

I was there, and I’m told I had a good time
I was there, and I’m told I had a good time
I was there, and I’m told I had a good time
And I could swear you were there with me
I could swear you were there with me

In my head, I’m repeating all your good lines
In my head, I’m repeating all your good lines
In my head, I’m repeating all your good lines
’Cause the word is you heard ’em all from me
’Cause the word is you heard ’em all from me

Ti-ti ti-ti ti-ti too-ta
Ti-ti ti-ti ti-ti too-ta
Ti-ti ti-ti ti-ti too-ta
Ti-ti ti-ti ti-ti too-ta, ow!

We are here, and we’re gonna have a good time
We are here, and we’re gonna have a good time
We are here, and we’re gonna have a good time
Like we did before supposedly

Micky: I dropped my stick. Ha ha ha!

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“Terrifying” Lyrics

Open my eyes
And see your look back at me
So much information
When no words are spoken

I get so high
Just thinking of you
Feel just like a schoolboy
Forgetting my own name

How much do you fake
The person that you are?
How much do you fake?
It’s terrifying
When you’re around me
And death-defying
I’m terrified

You think I live my life
Never looking back, but
They’re just myths they tell you
To take you to your ripe old age

But I’ve been alone
In a heart so hollow
I never thought I’d meet you
Your perfect imperfections

How much do you fake
The person that you are?
How much do you fake?
It’s terrifying
Your arms around me
And death-defying
I’m terrified

How much do you fake?
Terrifying
When you’re around me
And death-defying
I’m terrified

Each day brings another new sunrise

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“Love’s What I Want” Lyrics

Love’s what I want
What I want for us all
Yes, sir, it’s all we have to give
Love’s what I want
What I want for us all
Yes, ma’am, it’s the only way to live

I know it’s a dark old world
When we can’t get along
I just have this one idea
And put it in my song

There’s crazy folks out there who will take your dreams away
For some strange reason or another
Perhaps they never had that someone saying “I love you”
Perhaps they weren’t cuddled by their mother

Love’s what I want
What I want for us all
Yes, sir, it’s all we have to give
Love’s what I want
What I want for us all
Yes, ma’am, it’s the only way to live

I know it’s a dark old globe
With sorrow black as pitch
I bet we could make it black
If we could find the switch

There’s crazy folks out there who will take your dreams away
And think it’s all about the money
Perhaps they never had that someone special in their life
That someone who would call them honey

Love’s what I want
What I want for us all
Yes, sir, it’s all we have to give
Love’s what I want
What I want for us all
Yes, ma’am, it’s the only way to live

Love’s what I want
What I want for us all
Love’s what I want
What I want for us all
Love’s what I want
What I want for us all
Yes, ma’am, it’s the only way to live (Love’s what I want, what I want for us all)
Love’s what I want
What I want for us all
Yes, ma’am, it’s the only way to live (Love’s what I want, what I want for us all)

Why don’t you be like me?
Why don’t you stop and see?
Why don’t you hate who I hate
Kill who I kill to be free?

Why don’t you be like me?
Why don’t you stop and see?
Love is all we need
Love’s all we need

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“A Better World” Lyrics

A better world is needed
I believe anyone can see it
A better world is coming
If we live as we believe
A better world is started
No need to be broken-hearted
No need for longing
We can have all we need

There’s more than enough
To feed all the hungry
To mend every broken heart
We can bring this about
If we mean it
It’s not gonna be easy
So start, so start, so start

The way we live is funny
Anyone can see it’s gonna
Take more than money
It’s gonna take all we got
The way we live is tragic
Anyone can tell it’s gonna
Take more than magic
But believe it or not

There’s more than enough
To feed all the hungry
With enough heart and soul
And if we don’t tire
We can bring this about
It’s not just my imagination
It’s not just you and me
And it’s not just two or three
It’s the whole wide world
On fire

You’ll get your money back
Your heart’s desire

[break]

A better world is needed
I believe anyone can see it
A better world is coming
If we live as we believe
A better world is started
No need to be broken hearted
No need for longing
We can have all we need

There’s more than enough (There’s more than enough)
To feed all the hungry
To mend every broken heart
We can bring this about
If we mean it
It’s not gonna be easy
So start, so start

Whole wide world
On fire
Whole wide world
On fire

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“Me & Magdalena (Version 2)” Lyrics

Me and Magdalena
We’re driving south through Monterey
As the sun is slowly sinking
Into a distant ocean wave

And I don’t know if I’ve ever loved any other
Half as much as I do in this light she’s under

Tell me, Magdalena
What do you see in the depths of your night?
Do you see a long lost father?
Does he hold you with the hands you remember as a child?

But know everything lost will be recovered
When we drift into the arms of the undiscovered

And I don’t know if I’ve ever loved any other
Half as much as I do in this light she’s under

Me and Magdalena
Always leaving early and sleeping late
Secluded in the canyon
Lost within a turn of fate

And I don’t know if I’ve ever loved any other
Half as much as I do in this light she’s under

And I don’t know if I’ve ever loved any other
Half as much as I do in this light she’s under

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