Missing Links Volume 1 (1988) Lyrics

Missing Links Volume 1 album cover
  1. “Apples, Peaches, Bananas And Pears” (Boyce, Hart)
  2. “If You Have The Time” (Chadwick, Jones)
  3. “I Don’t Think You Know Me” (Goffin, King)
  4. “Party” (Jones, Pitts)
  5. “Carlisle Wheeling” (Nesmith)
  6. “Storybook Of You” (Boyce, Hart)
  7. “Rosemarie” (Dolenz)
  8. “My Share Of The Sidewalk” (Nesmith)
  9. “All Of Your Toys” (Martin)
  10. “Nine Times Blue” (Nesmith)
  11. “So Goes Love” (Goffin, King)
  12. “Teeny Tiny Gnome” (Castle, Erwin)
  13. “Of You” (Chadwick)
  14. “War Games” (Jones, Pitts)
  15. “Lady’s Baby” (Tork)
  16. “Time And Time Again” (Chadwick, Jones)

“Apples, Peaches, Bananas And Pears” Lyrics

Apples, peaches, bananas, and pears

I love you
Girl, now that’s the truth
I need you
Don’t be cruel, don’t be cruel
Give me just a little help
And to show how much I care
I’ll bring you apples, peaches, bananas, and pears

Run to me
Girl, don’t wait too long
And you’ll see
I won’t do you wrong
Promise me, no matter what
Forever you’ll be there
I’ll bring you apples, peaches, bananas, and pears

I’ve said all I can today, girl
That’s the way I am
Take it for what it’s worth
And throw the rest into the sun

Give me you
Girl, that’s all I ask
Please be true
All I want’s a love to last
I’ll give it all back to you
And just to prove I’m fair
I’ll bring you apples, peaches, bananas, and pears
Whoa!

[break]

I love you
Girl, now that’s the truth
I need you
Don’t be cruel, don’t be cruel
Give me just a little help
And to show how much I care
I’ll bring you apples, peaches, bananas, and pears
Apples, peaches, bananas, and pears

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“If You Have The Time” Lyrics

If you have the time, would you keep me in mind?
Mind you I only want to treat you kind
If you’re all alone, would you pick up the phone
And dial the number that you know will bring back the glow?

That’s been gone for such a long, long time
I feel like I’m just acting like a fool
Talking to my pillow
Once a happy fellow was I

I know that I’ll get over you if I have to
But do I have to?
I don’t want to spend another day being so far away
From the girl that I love

[break]

It’s been gone for such a long, long time
I feel like I’m just acting like a fool
Talking to my pillow
Once a happy fellow was I

I know that I’ll get over you if I have to
But do I have to?
I don’t want to spend another day being so far away
From the girl that I love

If you have the time, would you keep me in mind?
Mind you I only want to treat you kind
If you’re all alone, would you pick up the phone
And dial the number that you know will bring back the glow?

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“I Don’t Think You Know Me” Lyrics

If you think I want the life you choose to live
I don’t think I want the love you’ve got to give
If you think my goals could be so trivial and small
I don’t think you know me at all

Born between the covers of your fashion books
You think you can make it, girl, on just your looks
You could never bring me up, between us stands a wall
I don’t think you know me at all

[break]

Believing in the promise painted in your smile
Chased what I was running from, girl, all the while
Known you a hundred times in memories I recall
Still I don’t think you know me at all
I don’t think you know me at all

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“Party” Lyrics

Now that the party’s over
Now that the noise is through
Now that the room is empty
There’s only me and you

I think
That I might
Just fall
In love
With you
With you

There were so many people
Trying to talk to you
Telling you how they need you
Trying to get to you

I think
That I might
Just fall
In love
With you
With you

Thoughts ring through my head
All the things that you said
Didn’t seem to matter early on
But now that the people have gone

I think
That I might
Just fall
In love
With you
With you

Now that you know how I feel
Everything’s up to you
Now that the party’s over
Tell me what I should do

I think
That I might
Just fall
In love
With you
With you
With you, with you
With you, with you
With you, with you

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“Carlisle Wheeling” Lyrics

In a long and involved conversation with myself
I saw precious things come into view
When I poured through the files taken off my mental shelf
I dusted off some memories of you

Then I thought about the time when our affair was green
How the phoenix of our love first flapped its silken wings
All the urgency and passion of each new day as it happened
And how it all mellowed as it grew

I remembered the times that our laughter would explode
And how you would turn to hide your smile
Then the hours of silence while the perfumed candle glowed
And both our thoughts meandered on for miles

I remembered the time I said I really had to go
I remembered the tears that filled your eyes
Then I touched your hand and told you that it really was a lie
And though you never knew it, dear, I cried

It’s amazing how time can so softly change your ways
And make you look at things that can’t be seen
How the years that roll by can start you listening
Not just to what they say but what they mean

So forgive me, my dear, if I seem preoccupied
If the razor edge of youth-filled love is gone
But we’re both a little older, our relationship has grown
Not just in how it’s shaped but how it’s shown

So forgive me, my dear, if I seem preoccupied
If the razor edge of youth-filled love is gone
But we’re both a little older, our relationship has grown
Not just in how it’s shaped but how it’s shown

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“Storybook Of You” Lyrics

Out of sight, out of mind
It doesn’t hold true
In my storybook of you

Turn a page back in time
That’s all I can do
In my storybook of you

First in love, then afraid
Somehow every story must come to an end
Though it happened too soon
In my storybook of you

Out of sight, out of mind
It doesn’t hold true
In my storybook of you
Of you…

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“Rosemarie” Lyrics

Rosemarie
What’s your faith?
Can’t you see straight
Straight into

Rosemarie
Now why don’t you quit?
Why did he
Why did he split?

Have you ever asked yourself
Or didn’t your eyes just pass yourself
Oh Rosemarie, Rosemarie, Rosemarie, Rosemarie, think!

Rosemarie
Gotta hold on
Where has he, where has he gone
Gone, gone to?

Rosemarie
Spin, spin your tongue
Rosemarie
What’s the key? Stop!

All your friends and dreams are dead
It’s time for you to lose your head
Oh, Rosemarie, Rosemarie, Rosemarie, Rosemarie, think!

Rosemarie
You’ve gotta keep on holdin’ on
Listen to me, Rosemarie
Where has he gone, gone, gone to?

Da da-da, da-da da-da da-da, da da-da
Da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da…

All your friends and dreams are dead
It’s time for you to lose your head
Oh, Rosemarie, Rosemarie, Rosemarie, Rosemarie, think!

Rosemarie, Rosemarie
Why don’t cha, don’t cha quit?
You keep on, you keep on hangin’, hangin’ on
But he’s gone, but he’s gone, but he’s gone
You keep, you keep hangin’ on
You’ve gotta spin, spin your top
You’ve gotta, you’ve gotta spin, spin your top
Tell me when
You’ve got to use, use your head
Rosemarie, think!

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“My Share Of The Sidewalk” Lyrics

If you’re the girl that I noticed
Putting a diamond in my mind’s eye
Then you’re more than welcome to my share of the sidewalk

If you’re the chick I saw in the tall grass
Looking at summer through tinted blue glass
Then you’re more than welcome to my share of the sidewalk

’Cause I’ve never been this close before
To someone who didn’t seem to mind
I’ve never found hellos before
I’ve only found goodbyes

If you’re the girl I met in my daydreams
Handing out flowers and chocolate ice cream
Then you’re more than welcome to my share of the sidewalk

If you’re the girl that I talked to
And said, “Do you mind if I love you?”
Then you’re more than welcome to my share of the sidewalk

’Cause I’ve never been this close before
To someone who didn’t run and hide
I’ve never found hellos before
I’ve only found goodbyes

If you’re the girl I met in my daydreams
Handing out flowers and chocolate ice cream
Then you’re more than welcome to my share of the sidewalk

If you’re the girl that I talked to
And said, “Do you mind if I love you?”
Then you’re more than welcome to my share of the sidewalk

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“All Of Your Toys” Lyrics

“One, two, eins zwei drei vier.”

Once upon a once in a while
It’s hard to remember to smile
Just like all of your toys
Can’t you see I don’t wanna play?
I don’t mean it
Can’t you say you want me to stay?
I’ll believe it
Just like all of your toys

When all of your playthings
Someday disappear
Girl, will you be happy
With nothing but tears?
With nothing but tears?

Once upon a once in a while
It’s hard to remember to smile
Just like all of your toys
Don’t you ever feel kinda sad
’Cause you’re lonely?
Thinkin’ ’bout the love that we had
Are you lonely?
Just like all of your toys

When all of your playthings
Someday disappear
Girl, will you be happy
With nothing but tears?
With nothing but tears?

Ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah, ah

Just like all of your toys
I don’t wanna be
Just like all of your toys
I don’t need to be
Just like all of your
Just like all of your toys

(Just like all of your toys) I should have known I’d be alone
(Just like all of your toys) No, no, no, I don’t need it
(Just like all of your toys) But you had me believin’
(Like all of your toys) I don’t wanna be alone
(Like all of your toys) I should have known
(Like all of your toys) No, no, no, no, no…
(Just like all of your toys)

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There’s a certain something in the way
You looked at me and said you’d stay
That let me know that I was out of line
But I didn’t know what else to do
And like a fool, I tested you
By demanding things of you which weren’t mine

And now I feel like such a fool
For making you crawl back to me
But you did it with such love
That you’re standing far above
Me and all I did to you
I’m sorry now, what can I do?

I know that never in the world
Could I have found me such a girl
Who’s there to pick me up before I fall
And if in the end, we should go
Both our separate ways, I know
The lesson I’ve learned here is worth it all

’Cause now I feel like such a fool
For making you crawl back to me
But you did it with such love
That you’re standing far above
Me and all I did to you
I’m sorry now, what can I do?

I know that never in the world
Could I have found me such a girl
Who’s there to pick me up before I fall
And if in the end, we should go
Both our separate ways, I know
The lesson I’ve learned here is worth it all

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“So Goes Love” Lyrics

Girl, this is goodbye for us
I’m afraid there’s no two ways about it
Now you say you need my love
But you’ll just have to learn to live without it

So goes love
Don’t try to understand it
Oh, so goes love
It never goes the way you planned it

When you meant the world to me
That’s the time you said you didn’t want me
You played around in front of me
Yeah, you did everything you could to taunt me

So goes love
Don’t try to understand it
Oh, so goes love
And when it dies, you can’t disguise it

It’s been said
You’ve made your bed
And now you have to lie in it
There’s no denying, it’s a shame
But there’s really no one else for you to blame

Oh, so goes love
Don’t try to understand it
Oh, so goes love
It never goes the way you planned it

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“Teeny Tiny Gnome” Lyrics

Kicking stones on an old, dirt road
Feeling de-dejected and all alone
When I looked up ahead, I thought my mind I’d blown
On a giant toadstool sat a teeny, tiny gnome

He was all involved in a game of solitaire
Said hello with a smile just like I wasn’t there
I kicked the dirt some more, he said, “Please don’t start a fight”
Found a church key in his pocket, he opened up his pipe

He blew some silver circles
Wound his fingers in his beard
And from that pipe came magic music
Like I’d never heard

[break]

As the notes came floating in, I picked up both my ears
I walked into a drive-in, hadn’t felt so starved in years
A rabbit waiter took the order and quickly disappeared
He said, “The party’s over, please come back in a thousand years”

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“Of You” Lyrics

I walk alone most every night
Beneath the stars that shine so bright
Bright as the eyes of you

And when the sky comes falling down
And there is darkness all around, all around
I’ll be looking for you

Lonely, I look at the green, flowing meadow
Wondering what I am to do
Sun going down as the trees cast their shadow
In the shadow and the mist
I remember the last kiss of you

And when the skies are once more blue
I get that old longing too
To be held in the arms of you

[break]

And when the skies are once more blue
I get that old longing too
To be held in the arms of you
To be held in the arms of you

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“War Games” Lyrics

Did you buy your tickets for the war games?
Aren’t you glad that you’re sitting in the back?
For the game is deadly heavy for the players
Aren’t you glad it’s a spectator sport?

Can’t you hear the cries?
It isn’t over
Can’t you smell the fear?
It’s all over

If you want to play the game, you must have training
Choose your side, pick your toy, but play to win
Don’t be sad if you lose, it isn’t over
Choose a side and begin the game again

Can’t you hear the cries?
It isn’t over
Can’t you smell the fear?
It’s all over

Don’t have to play the game if you don’t want to
You can sit at home and hear it on the news
They will show you colored pictures of the killings
They want you to feel that you’re part of it too

Can’t you hear the cries?
It isn’t over
Don’t you smell the fear?
It’s all over
It’s all over

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“Lady’s Baby” Lyrics

Lady’s baby smiles and coos
Takes away my lonely blues
Baby’s mother cooks my meal
Warm and cool is really real

Runnin’ never was much fun
All it did was bring me down
Chasin’ ’round isn’t where it’s at
Tension puts you in the ground

Lady’s baby pulls my hair
Lets me know he’s really there
Baby’s mother touches me
And at last I really see

Runnin’ never was much fun
All it did was bring me down
Chasin’ ’round isn’t where it’s at
Tension puts you in the ground

Lady’s baby lets me know
Life was meant for movin’ slow
Baby’s mother knows this too
Lady, I love you

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“Time And Time Again” Lyrics

“One, two, three, four.”
“We’re gonna get it this time, man.”

Time and time again
Naughty girls get me in trouble
When I fly too high
Something’s bound to burst the bubble

You say this is love
Wonder if you’re feeling lonely
Tell me if you please
Is this for this evening only?

Or will it be for a long, long time
Or just a passing fancy?
Will it be for a long, long time
I feel as though it can be

I’ll just wait and see
What tomorrow has to bring me
A love that is oh so true
Or another girl that’s free and easy

[break]

So I’ll just wait and see
What tomorrow has to bring me
A love that is oh so true
Or another girl that’s free and easy

Time and time again
And again, and again, and again
And again, and again, and again
And again, and again, and again

“Okay, that’s it.”

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