lyrics for songs on THOM PARROTT's Mother Love CD
EVERYTHING IS FINE

Sunflower
Woman And Man
The Next One
Teardrops On Tap
Nothing But The Music
New Heartache
Sweat Was In Our Kisses
Old Lovers Turned Friends
Come Out Front
Woman Of My Dreams
It's All Been Taken Care Of


SUNFLOWER
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1982 by Thom Parrott, BMI

I woke up this morning, thanked my God for another day.
I woke up this morning, thanked my God for another day.
The sun is shining, good times are here to stay.

Once was a time that life was bringing me down.
There once was a time just living was a bringing me down.
Then I discovered I was giving me the run around.

Hooray, hooray, my God's fulfilling me.
Hooray, hooray, my God's fulfilling me.
Got to tell you, good people, I'm as happy as a man can be.

When things go wrong and you just can't see the light,
Make a little list of everything that's right,
And think about what the Sunflower does all night.

Sweet Sunflower keeps the sunlight in her eyes.
Mother Sunflower keeps the sunlight in her eyes.
Thru the long, dark night, she turns her face to where the sun will rise.


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WOMAN AND MAN
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1982 by Thom Parrott, BMI

You know that I love you so that's the place to begin.
Whenever I'm with you, I forget about him.
I want you back by my side. I'll do whatever I can.
We'll go together thru life, woman and man.

We used to be married but you know all about this.
Whenever I see you, I still thrill to your kiss.
And I feel your touch, dear, in every girl's hand.
I want you back by my side, woman and man.

I believe in marriage, its a matter of course,
But, dammit girl, I don't believe in divorce.

You say you're too young to be settling down,
But possibly later, when you've been around.
When you've run all your rapids, when you need some dry land,
We'll rekindle the fire, woman and man.

I believe in marriage, its a matter of course,
But, dammit girl, I don't believe in divorce.

You say you're too young to be settling down,
But possibly later, when you've been around.
When we've faced all our questions, when we're ready to stand,
We'll rekindle the fire, woman and man.


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THE NEXT ONE
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1982 by Thom Parrott, BMI

Ah, girl, I thought there'd never be a next one.
Ah, girl, I thought that we were gonna last.
But there you go and here I stay,
Waiting for a better day,
And the next one, the next one.

For years, girl, I taught myself to be your lover.
For years, and now you want to be just friends.
But that's not what I was praying for
Staring hard at my front door,
But the next one, the next one.

She's gonna get herself a bargain cause I've seen so many miles.
My odometer is broken. All I can do is smile.
I gave up fancy answers, I let those questions pass,
And even when she hurts me, I've trained myself to laugh.

The next one's gonna get herself a good deal,
Cause I taught myself to love you with no strings.
The next one, she is bound to be
All those things you promised me.
Yeah, the next one, the next one.
Ah, girl, I thought there'd never be a next one.


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TEARDROPS ON TAP (New Lyrics)
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1988 by Thom Parrott, BMI

One draft, bartender, for the day that we met.
The look in her eyes, I will never forget.
Turn the jukebox up loud, play Jones and Wynette.
For new cheatin' hearts get the same old regrets.
I thought when we married, that we'd never part,
But now I'm alone with a new broken heart.
Pull back on the handle, fill up my glass.
I'll drink to my memories with these teardrops on tap.

Draw another bartender, here's to dangerous games,
That both of us played, so we both share the blame.
I know that she's drinking, though she's not drinking here,
But wherever she is she's got a glass full of tears.
Oh the teardrops on tap, they don't help me forget,
But it hasn't been so long that I want to just yet.
Pull back on the handle, fill up my glass.
I'll drink to my memories with these teardrops on tap.

TEARDROPS ON TAP (Old Lyrics)
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1982 by Thom Parrott, BMI

Old barroom songs. Lost love's lament.
New cheatin hearts with the same old regrets.
Pull back on the handle, fill up my glass.
I'll drink to my memories with these teardrops on tap.
Oh the teardrops on tap, they don't help me forget,
But it hasn't been so long that I want to just yet.
Pull back on the handle, fill up my glass.
I'll drink to my memories with these teardrops on tap.

Old leaving songs with no one to blame.
We shared the good and the bad, all the glory and the shame.
I trust that she's drinking, though she's not drinking here,
But wherever she is she's got a glass full of tears.
Oh the teardrops on tap, they don't help me forget,
But it hasn't been so long that I want to just yet.
Pull back on the handle, fill up my glass.
I'll drink to my memories with these teardrops on tap.


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NOTHING BUT THE MUSIC
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1982 by Thom Parrott, BMI

There is nothing but the music. The music never dies.
There is nothing but the music. The music never lies.

You are one. I am one. We are one together.
Yesterday, tomorrow never comes.
Reach out. Reach in. We are one together.
You are one. I am one. Goodbye.

There is nothing but the music. The music never dies.
There is nothing but the music. The music never lies.

Laughing. Crying. Both of them together.
Winning. Losing. They're the same.
My side. Your side. Neither of them matters.
When the word's not "love," the word's "goodbye."

There is nothing but the music. The music never dies.
There is nothing but the music. The music never lies.


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NEW HEARTACHE
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1982 by Thom Parrott, BMI

I'm working on a new heartache, baby don't you pay me no mind.
You don't want to get yourself a big stake in what I'm hoping to find.
I'm working on a new heartache. I'm working on a new heartache. I'm working on a new heartache.

I'm working on a new heartache, baby don't you refuse.
You got a lot of what it will take to give me a bad case of the blues.
I'm working on a new heartache. I'm working on a new heartache. I'm working on a new heartache.

I'm working on a new heartache, baby won't you come over here.
You can give me your emotional outtakes but you better not get too near.
I'm working on a new heartache. I'm working on a new heartache. I'm working on a new heartache.

I'm working on a new heartache, baby please don't you refuse.
You got a lot of what it will take to give me a beautiful case of the blues.
I'm gonna write a lot of songs about you, baby, when you're gone.
I'm working on a new heartache. I'm working on a new heartache. I'm working on a new heartache.


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SWEAT WAS IN OUR KISSES
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1982 by Thom Parrott, BMI

Sweat was in our kisses, love was in our eyes
And Bonnie Bluhm was singing from the heart.
We were laughing. We were dancing. We were leaping up and down,
And I kept wishing we would never part.

The doorman didn't know you, how could he be so blind.
Then he remembered we were dancing close and slow.
And we danced every song they played on our feet or in our hearts,
Then you whispered to me "Please let's go."

We went back to my place and lay down for a while.
Then I got the call to write a song.
You were laying, sleeping. I was playing my guitar.
And the words were coming quick and strong.

When I take you home again and watch you walk inside,
I wonder what we have to do that for.
But we've agreed to take it slow and we've agreed that's wise,
And we can't be seperated by the closing of a door.

We laugh at all the same things, we refuse to fuss and fight,
We move together real good when we dance.
We're easy in our friendship, we're easy in our love,
And it would be so easy, girl, to take the chance....

Sweat was in our kisses, love was in our eyes
And Bonnie Bluhm was singing from the heart.
We were laughing. We were dancing. We were leaping up and down,
And I kept wishing we would never part.


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OLD LOVERS TURNED FRIENDS
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1982 by Thom Parrott, BMI

Last time I saw you, it must have been a year.
You called me on the phone and said "Surprise. Its me. I'm here."
I said "Come on over." In just a little while,
You walked in my front door, it was great to see you smile.

We're old lovers turned friends.
We'll never have that recipe again. We wen't our seperate ways and the world forgot to end.
We're old lovers turned friends.

You brought along your trucker friend and me, I've got a wife.
But both of us could laugh and cry bout when we shared our lives.
Then things, they got so difficult. We just weren't meant to be.
But that don't stop me loving you or stop you loving me.

We're old lovers turned friends.

We filled each other in, at least we outlined what we'd done.
But your truck was due in Denver, so you had to run.
Before you left you said I'd helped you see what you could be,
And I just want to tell you that you did the same for me.

We're old lovers turned friends.


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COME OUT FRONT
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1982 by Thom Parrott, BMI

Woman, I've got better things to do
Than spend all my time chasing after you.
If you don't want me, here's what you must do:
You must come out front and tell me.

Woman, the truth will never hurt,
It's the best thing since God invented dirt.
Do you want love or do you just want to flirt.
Won't you come out front and tell me.

Woman, I smile when you're around,
But the way you're acting is playing to my frown.
Are we just friends or are we going down?
Won't you come out front and tell me.

Come on, come out front and tell me.


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WOMAN OF MY DREAMS
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1982 by Thom Parrott, BMI

She was sweet and she was tender, she was young and lovely and fine.
If it had been February 14th, she'd have been my Valentine.
He was big and ugly, he was nasty and smelly and mean,
And I didn't even want him on the same street as that woman of my dreams.

But he stepped out of the darkness and he grabbed her from behind.
I didn't have to see the look on his face to know exactly what was on his mind.
I knew I had to help her, I was just across the street,
But you won't believe what happened next as I was getting to my feet.

She smashed his instep with her heel, you could hear him yell for miles.
She broke his jaw with her elbow, I slowed to a walk and smiled.
Then she got a good hold on his hand, twisted and broke his wrist.
And the Marquis of Queensbury would never approve of where she hit him with her fist.

He crumpled to the sidewalk. She straightened out her dress.
I could tell by the way he whimpered he was feeling a bit distressed.
I said "Lady, could you use any help? I'd be glad to lend a hand.
If you ever need anyone to hold your coat, then, baby, I'm your man.


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IT'S ALL BEEN TAKEN CARE OF
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1982 by Thom Parrott, BMI

It's all been taken care of, everything is fine.
It's all been taken care of, everything is fine.
It's all been taken care of, everything is fine.
It's all been taken care of, everything is fine.

I thought I had some trouble so I took it to the Lord.
He gave me back the answer "Life itself is life's reward.
There's no place you can go that isn't where your're meant to be.
Remember what John Lennon said, that 'love is all we need'."

It's all been taken care of, everything is fine.

I asked the Shining Lady "What must I do to win?"
She said "Your own conversion is the place you must begin.
The Universe is friendly, the Universe is rich,
But the Universe can't reach you if all you do is bitch."

It's all been taken care of, everything is fine.

I fell down on my knees and cried "I feel misunderstood."
The Answer came a roaring "You don't listen very good.
You ask for this, you ask for that, you surely ask amiss...
The love of God Within You is the Source of all your bliss."

It's all been taken care of, everything is fine.


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lyrics to the songs on Thom's Mother Love CD/MP3 EVERYTHING IS FINE
Sunflower // Woman And Man // The Next One // Teardrops On Tap // Nothing But The Music // New Heartache
Sweat Was In Our Kisses // Old Lovers Turned Friends // Come Out Front // Woman Of My Dreams // It's All Been Taken Care Of


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