When I was young I heard a song
I've never heard again
It haunts me day and night just like
it haunted me back then
It stays just inside the edge of my soul
and just outside my mind
And so I go on searchin' for a song I heard
one time

The woman I heard sing the song
could phrase a melody
That would take you sailing anyplace
you'd love to be
And bring you to the one you love
and set both of you free
So help me find a song I heard one time
that means so much to me

So I look through old books and
stores-full of sheet music and I ask around
I run the tunes all through my head
to try and match the sound
And I'll keep singing melodies
until one day I find
A song I heard, a song I heard,
a song I heard one time

 

Mister Bainbridge
Words and Music by Maury Muehleisen

Mister Bainbridge is an executive
eclectic, and a mystic personality divine
He studies anthropology and owns a private circus;
you could bring the kids to see it anytime
And he dates the younger ladies,
'cause he's looking for someone he'll never find
And it doesn't really matter if you never
knew the girl he left behind

Mister Bainbridge is an extraordinary Joe;
he accumulated millions way back when
And he owns a private yacht that he can sail on anytime,
because he never wants to miss the boat again
And he buys the girlie magazines - he's looking for a face
that might remind him of the girl he loved before;
And you wouldn't think it funny if you only knew the girl
he left behind that he never wanted more than now to hold

 

Wintry Morning
Words and Music by Maury Muehleisen

Wintry morning, in a haze of blue
Haven't you lavender pearls
To lay in the lovely curls of Joanne?

Wintry morning, you still have a golden kiss
that lingers in the trees
You may make my fingers freeze
But carry your kiss on the fingertips
Of your morning breeze
To the lovely lips of Joanne

Wintry morning, you still have birds to sing;
Weave me a silver song
And send it on the wing to Joanne

Wintry morning, I couldn't guess at all your riches
and splendor
I haven't anything to send her, or take her
Tell her in a song
That this day belongs to her. Run along and
wake Joanne

 


Free To Love You
Words and Music by Maury Muehleisen
There've been times when I had time to tell you
all the things I wanted to
An' there've been times when I could talk about
just what it means for me to love you
But when I'm weeks away, it's not enough to say
I miss you
When I don't feel so good, I wish that I could come and
kiss you
So I want your eyes and heart to see
I'm happiest when I am free to love you

There've been times I haven't been so kind, I know that you've
had reason for complainin'
But I miss the times when I could see your face, while you
watched me explainin'
An' if I stood close by you now I'd have it in my power to make
you see it's only me who drives away the showers of your loneliness
So try to see
You know I wish that I was free to love you
So please try to see
You know I wish that I was free to love you

There've been times when I would waste my time not thinkin' I could lose you
And now I miss the times when I could hold you every night the way I used to
I want you close to me; it's just so good to
be beside you
When I get away, I'll take a train and ride to you
And soon someday you're gonna see,
I'll come to stay and I'll be free to love you

 

That's What I Like
Words and Music by Maury Muehleisen

Moons of silver, suns of gold
She would bring me to behold
She has a boat to sail to sea
But she will always wait for me

I met her on her birthday
Not even one full year has passed
We've done a lot, and learned our ways;
She's a princess, I'm her looking glass
And when I'm gone I always say
She hasn't changed since I saw her last
She hasn't changed since I saw her last

I have no money, I have no fame
It's no cause to live without her
She loves me always just the same
That's what I like about her

I can't stand tall to touch the sky
Still I tried my best to win her
She's just so good it makes me cry That's what I like within her


Picture-window shopping sprees
She goes alone then runs to me
She's got a lot she wants to say
She knows her words will make my day

And sometimes when I'm hard to please
She'll close her eyes as if to pray
She'll kiss me soft, and with her ease
She'll tell me she's in love to stay
Now when I'm gone I tell the breeze
She hasn't changed since I went away
She hasn't changed since I went away

 


Elena
Words and Music by Maury Muehleisen

In a room of white, in a frame of gold
Hangs a pictured knight from a tale of old
Yesterday there was a hope
When the letter first was read
Two good years supported by a rope
Now left hanging by a thread
He didn't understand what she said

But Elena came today to say
That she's going home
And she'll never roam again

In another town, a truly faithful man
Held Elena's gown in his wedded hand
Yesterday resigned to fate
While a second letter read:
"Two long years you've had to wait,
Did you sell the empty bed?"
And then he understood what she said

And Elena phoned today to say
That she's coming home
And she'll never roam again

 

Rocky Mountains
Words and Music by Maury Muehleisen

Drivin' through the Rocky Mountains
On my way to Nevada
I got a funny feelin' that I had to tell the mountains what I did
I told her good-bye for the last time,
She didn't have a chance to change my mind again
I took my car and headed for the end of what I always
thought was right

Oh, you Rocky Mountains, I wonder what you'd have to say
If I was to tell you I broke a young girls heart today
Oh, you Rocky Mountains, how would you feel about me,
When up until this day I never gave her any cause to doubt me?
Oh, you Rocky Mountains, As foolish as it seems to be
I could go back anytime, 'Cause she still thinks the world of me

Headin' through the mountains, the roads were all washed out; I
had to turn back home
I knew I'd need a place to stay and I don't like to roam
the town all night

She met me at the doorway, 'an told me everything was
gonna be alright
Could be she knew that I was comin' back tonight
I really love her, anyway

Oh, you Rocky Mountains, as foolish as it seems to me,
I could leave her anytime, but this is where I want to be
Oh, you Rocky Mountains, I wonder what you'd have to say,
If I was to tell you a young girl won my heart today

 

(Love Is) Just A Passing Thing
Words and Music by Maury Muehleisen

She could match the morning sun
Came on like forever never had begun

Words she whispered once were true
One time and for always, I leave them now with you

Love is just a passing thing
Passing all the way from me to you
Love is just a passing thing
So I hope that you will love me too

She could touch me with a call
Came on like her distance wasn't there at all

Words she woke me with were true
Echoing forever, I give them now to you

 


One Last Chance

Words and Music by Maury Muehleisen

It wasn't very long ago
I knew you in a gentle way;
I touched you in a darkened room
And waited for the day

Not so very long ago
We tasted of the sea and sky;
We knew the deep of blue and green,
But we were deeper, you and I

But now it's come to troubled clouds,
And storms are breathing in your brows;
And you've begun to look around - not seeing me

In other words should I look for someone else to
take your place?
And will I never see your face again?
And am I gonna have to say good-bye to you?
I don't wanna have to say good-bye to you
I need one last chance to see you before I go
One last chance to talk to you before I go

Let me tell you of the time
I tried explaining to a friend
Just how beautiful you are -
I started once, and couldn't end

I raised my hands in the air, and tried
To find your face and trace the lines
But I know where your beauty lies -
You've said you loved me, many times

But now the days are running long;
I only know where I belong;
So am I right or am I wrong - are you leaving me?

 

Eddie
Words and Music by Maury Muehleisen

There is a man named Eddie, I met him yesterday
We spent some time together, didn't have a thing to say
He had some whiskey in a bottle I had a glass or two - he had the rest
Eddie says he never drinks any less

And Eddie is a good man;
He lives his life so free;
He lives in poverty;
And Eddie smiles at me

Eddie will take your old newspapers, if you tie them in a bunch
He picks 'em up in the mornin' sometime between dawn and lunch
He says one day it'll make 'im rich, but I know he sometimes lies,
when he's drunk
Eddie says the market is big in junk

And Eddie is a good man;
He lives his life so free;
Ah, but he lives in poverty;
And Eddie smiles at me

He's short and thin, and he hardly fits in his brown baggy pants
He walks with a limp, and he only regrets that he never learned to dance
He has a funny little smile - a puppy-dog sunshine in his eyes
Eddie says he never, ever cries

And Eddie is a good man;
He lives in poverty;
Ah, but he lives his life so free;
And Eddie smiles at me

 

I Have No Time
Words and Music by Maury Muehleisen

If I had the time I'd be the first to take you to the sun
If I knew your mind I'd put your heart to rest when the day was done

We could take a holiday
We could take a holiday
But I have no time
I have no time

When I was just a boy and the world was just a toy to play with
How could I know that you'd come into my life and want to stay with me?

If I had the time I'd be the first to sing you another song
If you knew my mind you'd know I'm comin' back, and I won't be long

 

Words and Music by Maury Muehleisen
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