Stranger Things Have Happened (1994) Lyrics

  1. “Stranger Things Have Happened” (Levine, Rudetsky)
  2. “Get What You Pay For” (Tork)
  3. “Sea Change” (Tork)
  4. “Giant Step” (Goffin, King)
  5. “Milkshake” (Briley)
  6. “MGB-GT” (Tork)
  7. “Miracle” (Tork)
  8. “Pirates” (Thorkelson)
  9. “Gettin’ In” (Tork)
  10. “Tender Is” (Tork)
  11. “Higher And Higher” (Jackson, Miner, Smith)

“Stranger Things Have Happened” Lyrics

Who says it’s impossible?
Maybe it’s just hard to get
But if I were the last man on Earth
I would not relent

Ooh, and maybe I know better
But I’ll fight fire with fire
You, you must believe
We can have our hearts’ desire

Stranger things have happened
Stranger things than you can imagine
Stranger things have happened
Stranger things than love

The crime of the century
Has just been solved tonight
Here in the shelter of my arms
I will make it right

Ooh, the long march is beginning
And the river shows the way
I, I must be crazy
To believe in what remains

Stranger things have happened
Stranger things than you can imagine
Stranger things have happened
Stranger things than love

Stranger things have happened
Stranger things than you can imagine
Stranger things have happened
Stranger things than love

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“Get What You Pay For” Lyrics

There’s a story going ’round
Some folks have not heard it yet
Well, you get what you pay for
And you pay for what you get

This is what I’m hearing
As I hang out on the set
Well, you get what you pay for
And you pay for what you get

Whoa, children
Please don’t forget
That you get what you pay for
And you pay for what you get

Now here comes cosmic oil can Harry
He’s gonna collect on your karmic debt
’Cause you get what you pay for
And you pay for what you get, yeah

Whoa, children
Please, please, please don’t forget
Well, you get what you pay for
And you pay for what you get

Now you’re hangin’ from the trapeze of life by one finger
And you’re slippin’ and you’re prayin’ for a net
Well, you get what you pray for
And you pay, pay, pay for what you get

Whoa, children
Please, please, please don’t forget
That you get what you pay for
And you pay for what you get, yeah, my pet

[break]

Whoa, children
Please, please, please don’t forget, remember this
You get what you pay for
And you pay for what you get, yeah, my pet

Whoa
For the last time now, please don’t forget, remember this
That you get what you pay for
And you pay for what you get, yeah

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  • 2:50

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“Sea Change” Lyrics

I drank your deep sea water
Kneeling on your shore
Felt your changes in my body
Came crawling back for more

Screeching seagulls, moaning whales
Dare me to exist
Do I enter Mother Ocean?
Do I dare resist?

I give up
I surrender to your charms
Take me down into your depths
And let me drown in your arms

Take me down
Yeah, take me down
Whoa, take me down
Yeah, take me down

Shape me, bend me to your will
Only give me time
To learn to seek your will for me
And to ease your mind

And I will do my best for you
Each moment that I’m able
I only want to please you
As I lie here in your cradle

Take me down
Yeah, take me down
Whoa, take me down
Yeah, take me down

[break]

Let the ocean waters
Wreak their darkness, black as coal
Drown the old me, make me over
Claim my soul

Take me down
Yeah, take me down
Whoa, take me down
Take me down
Oh, take me down, down, down, down
Take me down, down, down, down
Take me down, down, down, down
Take me down, down, down, down
Take me down, down, down, down
Take me down, down, down, down
Take me down, down, down, down
Take me down, down, down, down

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  • 4:02

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“Giant Step” Lyrics

Though you’ve played at love and lost
And sorrow’s turned your heart to frost
I will melt your heart again
Remember the feeling as a child
When you woke up and morning smiled
It’s time you felt like you did then

Come with me, I’ll take you where a taste of life is green
And every day holds wonders to be seen
Come with me, leave yesterday behind
And take a giant step outside your mind

You stare at me in disbelief
You say, “For you, there’s no relief”
But I swear I’ll prove you wrong
Don’t here sit in your lonely room
Just a-staring back in silent gloom
That’s not where you belong

There’s just no percentage in remembering the past
It’s time you learned to live again at last
Come with me, leave yesterday behind
And take a giant step outside your mind

[break]

Come with me, I’m gonna take you where the taste of life is green
And every day holds wonders to be seen
Come with me, leave yesterday behind
And take a giant step outside your mind
Come with me, leave yesterday behind
And take a giant step outside your mind
Outside your, well
Outside your mind

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  • 2:16

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“Milkshake” Lyrics

She wore an apron that was covered in gravy stains
She had a little green book, and she had varicose veins
I was tired, I was hungry, I was ready to snap
She dropped a steaming gumbo right in my lap

I was alone, otherwise, I would have trashed the place
But I was soothed by the Muzak and her beautiful face
The meat was chewy, and the chicken was bland
I’m not a pigeon, but she had me eatin’ out of her hand

And I feel (And I feel) (And I feel) like a milkshake
I never ordered a slice of life à la mode
What I need is an earthquake
I could hide in a crack in the road
But I feel like a milkshake (Feel like a milkshake)

She started sponging my pants, it really tickled (Ha ha ha)
She grabbed my plate and sank her teeth into my pickle
She sat down on my lap and started picking my teeth
She was as naked as a baby underneath

We were lost in a dream on a bed of fluffy rice
When I was grabbed by the chef, he had a grip like a vise
He had gold medallions and a hairy chest
I gave him back his wife, but he was still depressed

And I feel (And I feel) (And I feel) like a milkshake
I never ordered a slice of life à la mode
What I need is an earthquake
I could hide in a crack in the road
But I feel like a milkshake (Feel like a milkshake)

[break]

I tipped heavy so they wouldn’t think the Yankees were mean
I saw a ground beef patty hit the coffee machine
I could tell this gorilla was the moody kind
I could have used a doggie bag, but I changed my mind

One of these hungry days when my luck runs dry
I’m gonna meet that great soda jerk in the sky
He’ll set the heavenly blender for the final frappé
Wipe the fudge from his beard, then he’ll probably say

Do you feel (Do you feel) (Do you feel) like a milkshake?
At the end of your slice of life à la mode
We could split a devil’s food cake
But the man with the van never showed
So we’ll both have a milkshake (Both have a milkshake)

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“MGB-GT” Lyrics

Lately, my mind is driftin’ back to former days that used to be
I think about some folks I knew and of my MGB-GT
People, let me tell you that if I had to make a recipe
For fun in driving, I would have to spell it MGB-GT

Cruising, choosing, using
And amusing myself, not a care
Striving, thriving, hot rod driving
Not arriving anywhere

Folks, this little car of mine was like a kitten purring throatily
Sometimes, it even seemed to soar into the heavens, my red MGB-GT

Tooling, fueling my good feeling
Schooling me in ways to know
Soaring, flooring it, adoring it
My little way to go

Folks, this little car of mine was like a kitten purring throatily
Sometimes, it even seemed to soar into the heavens, my red MGB-GT

(But I) I learned you have to lose some things
Before you treasure them, that’s how it goes
(And I) I didn’t give time to my car
And lost my car to time, what did I know?

And so, life carries on, and lots of things are better now for me
And yet, I think back on those golden times when I had my red MGB-GT
Yeah

(But I)
(And I)

And so, life carries on, and lots of things are better now for me
And yet, I think back on those golden times when I had my red MGB-GT
My B-GT
My little red MG
My MGB-GT, MGB, B-GT

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  • 2:44

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“Miracle” Lyrics

Did I hear you say that you’d been praying?
Were you askin’ God to send the perfect Romeo?
Can you pay the price for instant satisfaction
Or can you wait for love to grow?

Is it a miracle?
You were looking for a miracle

Did I hear you say that you’d been praying?
Can’t you tell the miracle’s occurred?
You think I’m not the man you prayed for
But I am here to bring the word that it’s a

It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle

[break]

So here is your miracle
Sent down from above
We’re together with a will to grow
And sow the seeds
And pull the weeds
And fill the needs of love that

It’s a miracle
Yes, it’s
It’s a miracle
Yes, it’s
It’s a miracle

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“Pirates” Lyrics

Listen up all of you pirates
You buccaneers and such
Take a sad warning from my sad song
And don’t push your luck too much

I used to run all around town
Makin’ and breakin’ love
But all my runnin’ didn’t seem so cunnin’
When push came down to shove

’Cause when I came upon you, baby
I didn’t know what it was all about
’Cause when I ran, and then I ran from true love
And then I ran until my heart gave out

Thinkin’ about those hot nights
When the neighbors began to talk
I thought love was easy to get
Until I took a walk

Now I’m here in a cold place
Sittin’ so all alone
I didn’t know I could be so bad
Until I quit my happy home

’Cause when I came upon you, baby
I didn’t know what it was all about
’Cause when I ran, and then I ran from true love
And then I ran until my heart gave out

Didn’t it always seem that you can’t keep a, a good man down?
But when I came of age, livin’ it up was all the rage

But when I came upon you, baby
I didn’t know what it was all about
’Cause when I ran, and then I ran from true love
And then I ran until my heart gave out

[break]

’Cause when I came upon you, baby
I didn’t know what it was all about
’Cause when I ran, and then I ran from true love
And then I ran until my heart gave out
Yes, I ran until my heart gave out
Yes, I ran, and I ran, and I ran, and I ran
And I run, run, run away
Run, run, run away
Run away, run away, run away, run away, run away, run away

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“Gettin’ In” Lyrics

I’m gettin’ into your heart
I’m gettin’ into your mind
You better learn from the start
You’ll never leave me behind

My love’s surrounding you
My love will be your shield
Just take me into your heart
And all will be revealed

Don’t be scared to love me, darlin’
I won’t chain you down, you know
My love sets you free for flyin’
Hold me, kiss me, off you go

(I’ll stay with you) I’ll stay with you
(I’ll stay with you) I’m gonna stick with you

I’m gettin’ into your heart
I’m gettin’ into your mind
You better learn from the start
You’ll never leave me behind

I was given love like this
It was a gift I pass to you
You’ll be happy when you get it
I was when I got it too

(I’ll stay with you) I’ll stay with you
(I’ll stay with you) I’m gonna stick with you

I’m gettin’ into your heart
I’m gettin’ into your mind
You better learn from the start
You’re never, never gonna leave me behind

Yeah, I love you, baby, baby, love you everywhere
Take me with you when you fly
Take me with you when you fly
Take me with you when you fly
When you fly
When you fly
When you fly…

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  • 3:35

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“Tender Is” Lyrics

I sit at the piano
Almost all the time
I think about my life
And try to make it rhyme

It’s been such a long, long while
Since I’ve been to the front
I did so well the last time
It must have seemed a stunt

But my chops have gotten tender
I don’t know if I am able
To pick the banner up again
Do service and stay stable

’Cause I’d rather be no one at home
And leave my talent on the shelf
Than be the world to some poor girl
Who’s nobody at home herself

[break]

’Cause I’d rather be no one at home
And leave my talent on the shelf
Than be the world to some poor girl
Who’s nobody at home herself

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“Higher And Higher” Lyrics

Well, your love keeps liftin’ me higher
Than I’ve ever been lifted before
Keep it up, which is my desire
And I’ll be at your side forever more

Because your love (Your love keeps liftin’ me)
Keeps on liftin’ (Keep on liftin’ me)
Liftin’ me higher, higher (Liftin’ me, liftin’ me)
Higher, higher
Your love (Your love keeps liftin’ me)
Keeps on liftin’ (Keep on liftin’ me)
Liftin’ me higher, higher (Liftin’ me, liftin’ me)
Higher, higher

[break]

Well, I’m so glad that I’ve finally found you
Yes, that one in a million girls
When I wrap my lovin’ arms around you
Well, I’m ready, yeah, yeah, yeah, to face the world

Because your love (Your love keeps liftin’ me)
Keeps on liftin’ (Keep on liftin’ me)
Liftin’ me higher, higher (Liftin’ me, liftin’ me)
Higher, higher
Your love (Your love keeps liftin’ me)
Keeps on liftin’ (Keep on liftin’ me)
Liftin’ me higher, higher (Liftin’ me, liftin’ me)
Higher, higher

Now once, I was downhearted
Ah, disappointment was my closest friend
Ah, but you came, and he soon departed
And I’ll never see his face again

Because your love (Your love keeps liftin’ me)
Keeps on liftin’ (Keep on liftin’ me)
Liftin’ me higher, higher (Liftin’ me, liftin’ me)
Higher, higher
Your love (Your love keeps liftin’ me)
Keeps on liftin’ (Keep on liftin’ me)
Liftin’ me higher, higher (Liftin’ me, liftin’ me)
Higher, higher

[break]

Because your love (Your love keeps liftin’ me)
Keeps on liftin’ (Keep on liftin’ me)
Liftin’ me higher, higher (Liftin’ me, liftin’ me)
Higher, higher
Your love (Your love keeps liftin’ me)
Keeps on liftin’, liftin’, liftin’, liftin’ (Keep on liftin’ me)
Higher, higher, higher (Liftin’ me, liftin’ me)
Higher, higher

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  • 3:51

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