Here are the lyrics to a few of my favorite Sha Na Na songs from various albums. Enjoy!

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DON'T WANT TO SAY GOODBYE

Don't want to drive your love away from me,
Don't want to waste your time.
You're here and there and far away from me.
I'm so alone it's just a crime.

If you could lie here by my side at night,
And if you could chase away my blues,
You'd understand just how it feels at night
To have to stand inside my shoes.

Don't want to say goodbye,
Don't want to let you see me cry,
Still I don't want you to live a lie.
I'm gonna try a little harder,
Yes, I'm gonna try a little harder,
I'm gonna try a little harder,
And maybe you'll love me.
Maybe you'll love me...

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THE ONLY LIGHT ON MY HORIZON

The footlights and the curtain calls
The way she spoke the lines,
As though she meant them just for me -
It fooled me every time.
Now I'm forgotten for another stage door clown.
I wish I hadn't left you, I wish I hadn't left you.
Now I'm on the road alone and homeward bound.

(chorus)
You're the only light still shining on my horizon now.
Shine on, shine on.
You're the only silver lining in the grey cloud all around.
Shine on, shine on.
You light the way ahead,
The road I tread is getting hard to climb.
I only hope I reach that light in time.
You're a lonely cello playing
In the silence all around.
You're the only light on my horizon now.

The diamonds and the Dior gowns,
The rose at every door,
The ritzy restaurants uptown was what she took me for.
No more than a two-bit player in her masquerade.
I wish I hadn't left you, I wish I hadn't left you.
Though in your eyes I fit the part I play.

(repeat chorus)

Yes, you're the only light on my horizon now.

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PARTY LIGHTS

Oh mama dear, tell me do you hear?
They're partyin' tonight.
I tell you, I can't sleep,
Because across the street
I see the party lights.

I see the lights, I see the party lights.
They're red and blue and green.
And everybody in my crowd is there,
But she won't let me make the scene.

Oh mama dear, look-a here, look here,
There goes Mary Lou.
I see Tommy and Joe and Betty and Sue -
There goes my girlfriend, too.

I see the lights, I see the party lights.
They're red and blue and green.
And everybody in my crowd is there,
But she won't let me make the scene.

Oh mama dear, look-a here, look here,
I'm feelin' kinda blue.
They're doing the bump, the hustle, and sha-bumpin' too,
And I'm here a-lookin' like you.

I see the lights, I see the party lights.
They're red and blue and green.
And everybody in my crowd is there,
But she won't let me make the scene.

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DREAMS COME TRUE

Darling, dreams come true...
Darling, dreams come true...

The last dance is over, and now we must part.
But though night divides us,
That's when our dreams start.
My precious girl, please don't forget, dear,
It won't be long 'til our dreams come true.

Darling, you know I love you,
My darling, always think of you.

I dream we have riches, no troubles, no care,
But our prize possession's this love that we share.
My precious girl, please don't forget, dear,
It won't be long 'til our dreams come true.

They laugh at my dreams
And scorn all my schemes,
Like fools always do.
But what will they say on that happy day
When these dreams come true?

Darling, you know I love you.
My darling, always think of you.

Darling, believe me, our days will be bright
'Cause my main ambition's to love you just right.
My precious girl, please don't forget, dear,
It won't be long 'til our dreams come true.

Darling, dreams come true...
Darling, dreams come true...

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SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME

It's summertime, summertime, sum-sum summertime,
Summertime, summertime, sum-sum summertime,
Summertime, summertime, sum-sum summertime,
Summertime, summertime, sum-sum summertime,
Summertime!

Well, shut them books and throw 'em away,
Say goodbye to a dull school day.
So c'mon and change your ways,
It's summertime!

Well no more studying history,
And no boring geography,
And no more dull geometry,
Because it's summertime.

(Chorus) It's time to head straight for the hills,
It's time to live and have some thrills.
Come along and have a ball -
A regular free for all.

Well are you comin' or are you ain't?
You slowpokes are the one complaint.
Hurry up before I faint!
It's summertime

Oh, I'm so happy that I could flip,
Oh, how I love to take a dip.
I'm sorry teacher, but, zip your lip
Because it's summertime.

(chorus)

We'll go swimming every day,
No time to work. just time to play.
If your folks complain, just say
It's summertime!

And every night we'll have a dance,
'Cause what's a vacation without romance?
Oh man, this jive has me in a trance,
Because it's summertime.

(chorus)

It's summertime, summertime, sum-sum summertime,
Summertime, summertime, sum-sum summertime,
Summertime, summertime, sum-sum summertime,
Summertime, summertime, sum-sum summertime,
Summertime.... It's summertime!

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EASIER SAID THAN DONE

My friends all tell me go to her, run to her,
Say sweet lovin' things to her,
Tell her she's the one.
Deep in my heart I know it, but it's so hard to show it,
'Cause it's easier, easier said than done.

My buddies tell me fly to her, sigh to her,
Tell her I would die for her.
Tell her she's the one.
Although she gives me a feelin' that sets my heart a-reelin'
Well, it's easier, easier said than done.

Well, I know that I love her so
And I'm afraid that she'll never know.
Because I, I get so timid and shy
Each time that I look her in the eye.

My friends all tell me sing with her, swing with her,
Just do anything for her.
Tell her she's the one.
I got a love that's so true, but I'm sad and blue
Because it's easier, easier said than done.

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(THE VOTE SONG)

We live, love the oldies,
But Nixon is president.
With his nifty policies,
It's gettin' hard to pay the rent.
Oh, what can we hope for?
There's no one to vote for in town.

Maybe we should just move to France
And buy some perfume and some corduroy pants.
But leaving home now might mean taking
A very, very big chance.

So... darlin', the problem can be solved easily,
And if things don't start to change,
We still won't be the land of the free.
There's only one solution,
Just listen and vote for me,
Vote for me,
My baby, vote for me.

Whoa, love me, vote for me.
Love me, vote for me.
Love me, vote for me,
Love me, vote for me.
Love me, vote for me,
Love me...

(spoken - Oh darlin', I promise that if I am elected, yes, I would do anything that you want, anything that your heart might desire, I would give to you. Yes, yes...)

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SHOT DOWN IN DENVER

Shot down in Denver
Running for the plane,
Lying on the runway,
Face up in the rain.
Shot down in Denver,
Someone heard him cry -
"If I don't get that money to her, I'll die."

Jesse Monterey was a starving music man,
But money was the only song his love could understand.
Cold wind blowin' in through the crack in a window pane.
(She said) "Jesse, find some money tonight
Or you won't see me again."

Shot down in Denver
Running for the plane.
Tryin' to pull a hijack,
Never will again.
Shot down in Denver.
Someone heard him cry -
"If I don't get that money to her I'll die."

Just one try to make it fly,
But he never did it right.
Especially in Denver on that cold and rainy night.
Jesse was surrounded
And he had no place to run.
I couldn't understand it when he pulled that booted gun.

Shot down in Denver
Running for the plane,
Running for that plane, boys,
To take him home again.

Well, I was kneelin' next to Jesse
Just before he died.
He told me that he loved you,
He told me that he tried.
Never will forget the night
I heard Jesse cry...
"If I don't get that money to her, I'll die."

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(JUST LIKE) ROMEO AND JULIET

Findin' a job tomorrow morning,
Got a little something I wanna do.
I'm gonna buy something I can ride in,
Take my girl datin' at a drive-in.
Our love's gonna be written down in history
Just like Romeo and Juliet.

I'm gonna buy her pretty presents,
Just like the ones in the catalog.
I'm gonna show how much I love her,
Let her know one way or the other.
Our love's gonna be written down in history
Just like Romeo and Juliet.

Talk about love and romance,
Just wait 'till I get myself straight.
I'm gonna put Romeo's fate
Right smack dab out of date.

Right now, I'm speculating
Wondering what tomorrow's gonna really bring.
If I don't find work tomorrow,
There's gonna be heartache and sorrow.
Our love's gonna be destroyed like a tragedy
Just like Romeo and Juliet.

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BASEMENT PARTY

The lights are low and we're dancin' slow
At my basement party.
I'm holding you tight,
Why don't somebody cut out the light?
At my basement party.

Oh, those sweet slow dances,
Those long, hard summer romances
At my basement party, at my basement party.

You're lookin' so right on a Saturday night
At my basement party.
Like fish on the line, Im so glad you're mine
At my basement party.

Oh, that magic feelin'
Holdin' you and rockin' and reelin'
At my basement party, at my basement party

Bring back those sweet slow dances,
Those long, hard summer romances
At my basement party, at my basement party.

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TELL LAURA I LOVE HER

Laura and Tommy were lovers.
He wanted to give her everything -
Flowers, presents,
But most of all, a wedding ring.

He saw a sign for a stock car race,
A thousand dollar prize, it read.
He couldn't get Laura on the phone,
So to her mother Tommy said...

Tell Laura I love her,
Tell Laura I need her.
Tell Laura I may be late,
I've something to do that cannot wait.

He drove his car to the racing grounds,
He was the younget driver there.
The crowd roared as they started the race,
"Round the track they drove at a deadly pace.

No one knows what happened that day,
How his car overturned in flames.
But as they pulled him from the twisted wreck,
With his dying breath, they heard him say...

Tell Laura I love her,
Tell Laura I need her.
Tell Laura not to cry,
My love for her will never die.

Now in the chapel where Laura prays
For her Tommy who passed away.
It was just for Laura he lived and died.
Alone in the chapel she can hear him cry...

Tell Laura I love her.
Tell Laura I need her.
Tell Laura not to cry,
My love for her will never die.

Tell Laura I love her.
Tell Laura I love her.
Tell Laura I love her.

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