Two Man Band (1996) Lyrics

  1. “Touch Like Magic” (Stanley)
  2. “Pirates” (Thorkelson)
  3. “Every Day” (Ruskin, Stanley)
  4. “MGB-GT” (Tork)
  5. “Everybody Knows” (Stanley)
  6. “Milkshake” (Briley)
  7. “Two Wrongs” (Fradkin, Stanley)
  8. “Miracle” (Tork)
  9. “All I Ever Wanted” (House, Stanley)
  10. “Pleasant Valley Sunday” (Goffin, King)

“Touch Like Magic” Lyrics

Everybody’s talkin’
All around the town, they got the news
Everybody’s talkin’
They say Jimmy got the front page blues

Jimmy got a touch like magic
Watch him place his bets while they spin the wheel
All around the table, the crowd is frantic
Electricity is there
It’s a fever in the air, you can feel it

Came on like a heat wave
And everything he touched just turned to gold
Came on like a heat wave
And everywhere, the story is already told

They say Jimmy got a touch like magic
Make a little room, let him roll those dice
Jimmy got a touch like magic
It’s the kind of lucky streak can’t
Happen in a lifetime twice

Everybody knows it
Somethin’ goin’ on, and it’s goin’ good
Everybody shows it
His rabbits’ feet, their mustard seed, they’re knockin’ on wood

I guess you got to get it while you’re able
You’ve got to catch it while you can
’Cause once you put your cards down on the table
Everybody knows there’s no point in
Tryin’ to pick them up again

[break]

Soon, at the big casino
Word has gotten ’round, and they turn him away
At the big casino
There ain’t a table left where the boy can play

It’s too bad
Jimmy don’t know when to lose
Jimmy got a touch like magic
If he wins another hand
He gets an offer that he can’t refuse

Everybody’s talkin’
Everybody’s talkin’

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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
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 it 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
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

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“Every Day” Lyrics

I saw her again last evenin’
As I came in, she was leavin’
We stood there in silence at the door
They tell me time is all healin’
But I can’t shake this feelin’
No matter how I try
I love her more and more every day (Every day)

Can’t shake this feelin’
Every day (Every day)
Ooh

I do all right ’til I see her
Then it’s, ooh, such a teaser
To have her so near and yet so far
I want to reach out and hold her
Want her head on my shoulder
I want to look into those eyes
But it’s tearin’ me apart every day (Every day)

Can’t shake this feelin’
Every day (Every day)
Can’t shake this feelin’
Every day
Can’t shake this feelin’
Every day

She never heard the word “forever”
I never opened up my eyes
And oh well, I chose to believe
What she could not conceive
Only goes to show you love can be
Deaf, dumb, and blind

[break]

Every day (Every day)
Can’t shake this feelin’
Every day

She never heard the word “forever”
I never opened up my eyes
And oh well, I chose to believe
What she could not conceive
It only goes to show you love can be
Deaf, dumb, and blind

I saw her again last evenin’
As I came in, she was leavin’
We stood there in silence at the door
They tell me time is all healin’
But I can’t shake this feelin’
I love her more and more
Every, every, every, every day
Every, every, every, every day
Yeah, every, every, every, every day
Yeah, every, every, every, every day


“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

(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
My B-GT
My little red MG
My MGB-GT, MGB, B-GT
Hoo!

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“Everybody Knows” Lyrics

Too much to drink, not enough thinkin’
Soon, we’re runnin’ through the back room bare
I stubbed my toe on a bucket full of snow
But you’re wonderin’ how much I could possibly care

I found myself in a honky tonk
Naked from my head down to my toes
Winkin’ at some stranger while her boyfriend’s gettin’ angry
He says, “Never trust a man with no clothes”

’Cause everybody knows
Everybody knows
Everybody, everybody knows
Everybody knows
Everybody knows
Everybody, everybody knows

Everybody knows it’s really not the clothes that make the man
It’s the man that make the clothes
Nobody has to tell you what to think, what to say, how to act
I think everybody knows

Everybody knows each opinion they hold
Isn’t one that they made up on their own
So let’s all get together
Take a good look at this water
See if we can tell the soup from the bone

’Cause everybody knows
Soup from the bone
Everybody, everybody knows
Everybody knows
Soup from the bone
Everybody, everybody knows

[break]

Everybody knows
Soup from the bone
Everybody, everybody knows
Everybody knows
Soup from the bone
Everybody, everybody knows

Everybody knows, you see it on the TV
It’s just another shepherd for the sheep
Sex stars, rock stars, lyin’ politicians are
All making promises they never mean to keep

And everybody knows every word they say
’Cause we’ve heard it all before
So let’s all get together
Tell those mother fella bastards
That we ain’t gonna take it no more

’Cause everybody knows
Soup from the bone
Everybody, everybody knows
Everybody knows
Soup from the bone
Everybody, everybody knows

Everybody knows
Soup from the bone
Everybody, everybody knows
Everybody knows
Soup from the bone
Everybody, everybody knows

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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
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)

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, and 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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“Two Wrongs” Lyrics

I hurt you
You hurt me
Somehow, we survive

I fool you
You fool me
But somethin’ keeps the love alive

We could be happy, you and me
I don’t wanna get even
I wanna get us free

Two wrongs don’t make a right
Meet me halfway tonight
Meet me halfway tonight
We can work it out

There was no giving
Just taking
And no one wants to compromise

There’ll be no winners
Just losers
And nothin’ left but the goodbyes

We could be happy, you and me
I don’t wanna get even
I wanna get us free

But two wrongs don’t make a right
Meet me halfway tonight
Meet me halfway tonight
We can work it out

Two wrongs don’t make a right
Meet me halfway tonight
Meet me halfway tonight
We can work it out

I can still remember the day we met
Everything just fell into place
Are we gonna let it slip away?

[break]

Two wrongs don’t make a right
Meet me halfway tonight
Meet me halfway tonight
We can work it out

Two wrongs don’t make a right
Meet me halfway tonight
Meet me halfway tonight
We can work it out
We can work it out
We can work it out (We can work it out)
We can work it out (We can work it out)


“Miracle” Lyrics

Did I hear you say that you’d been prayin’?
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 prayin’?
Can’t you tell your 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, yes
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

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

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“All I Ever Wanted” Lyrics

Better choose, all my friends keep tellin’ me
Better do what’s good for you
Well, they don’t know the demon that’s inside of me
Without you, I’d lose my way

Yeah, all I ever wanted, you give me
All I ever wanted, you are
All I ever wanted, without you
Would leave me with an empty heart

I love you, and I love the mystery
What you do, it still holds for me
But that ain’t news, it’s just the same old history
Without you, I’d lose my way

Yeah, all I ever wanted, you give me
All I ever wanted, you are
All I ever wanted, without you
Would leave me with an empty heart

[break]

Oh, I lose my way on crowded streets
Out of time, can feel the beat
I’m blinded by the neon night
’Til once again, I’m in the shadow of your sight

I love you, and I love the mystery
What you do, it still holds for me
But that ain’t news, it’s just the same old history
Without you, I’d lose my way

Ooh, all I ever wanted, you are
Ooh, all I ever wanted, you fill my heart

Yeah, all I ever wanted, you give me
All I ever wanted, you are
All I ever wanted, without you
Would leave me with an empty heart


“Pleasant Valley Sunday” Lyrics

The local rock group down the street
Is trying hard to learn their song
They serenade the weekend squire
Who just came out to mow his lawn

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday
Charcoal burning everywhere
Mothers complain about how hard life is
And the kids don’t seem to care

See Mrs. Gray, she’s proud today
Because her roses are in bloom
And Mr. Green, he’s so serene
He’s got a T.V. in every room

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday
Here in status symbol land
Rows of houses that are all the same
And no one understands

Creature comfort goals
They only numb my soul
And make it hard for me to see (Ah-ah-ah-ah)
My thoughts all seem to stray
To places far away
I need a change of scenery

Ba ba-bum bum, bum ba-bum ba
Da ba-bum ba, da ba-bum ba
Ba ba-bum bum, bum bum-bum ba
Da ba-bum ba, da ba-bum ba

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday
Charcoal burning everywhere
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday, yeah
Here in status symbol land

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday (Ah, Pleasant Valley Sunday)
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday (Ah, Pleasant Valley Sunday, Sunday)
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday (Ah, Pleasant Valley)

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